Died, July 7, 1892, Homer Coffey, son of James and Amanda Coffey, at their home near Sweetwater, Ill., aged 1 year, 8 months and 28 days.
Little Homer was a very promising child, noble in appearance and lovely in character. His death was very sudden. Within twenty-four hours from the time his parents became aware of his serious illness his spirit had flown and he lay before us calm in death. Medical aid was summoned and loving hearts with willing hands did all that they could to relieve his suffering and save his life, but all our efforts were fruitless. This sudden death falls with great weight upon the bereaved father and mother, but they need not sorrow as those without hope. Little Homer belonged to those of whom Jesus said: "Of such is the kingdom of heaven." May they feel they have an interest in heaven now they had not before.
On the day following his death we followed his remains to the Christian church in Sweetwater, where funeral services were held, after which we laid him to rest in Sugar Grove cemetery, there to await the resurrection morn. May the blessings of God abide with the bereaved parents in this hour of affliction. C. E. Smoot.
Contributed by Matthew Ferricks