Mary Ann Terry

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Death Of An Aged Woman.
Mrs. Mary Ann Terry Passed Away At The Terry Homestead Near Tice, Wednesday, June 21, 1916.

Died, at her home near Tice, Illinois, Wednesday, June 21, 1916, Mrs. Mary Ann Terry aged 82 years, 7 months and 22 days.

Mary Ann Scott was born at Athens, Illinois, November 29, 1833, and was united in marriage to James Lewis Terry, September 11, 1851. To this union were born seven children, two of whom with her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

At an early age in life Mrs. Terry became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and has lived a life of unquestioned faith and died firmly believing in the resurrection of the dead, the reward of the faithful. Her life was one of industry and strict honesty, ever striving to maintain above all else an honorable and upright reputation in the community in which she has so long resided.

For nearly twenty-five years Mrs. Terry has been a cripple, going about on crutches, and though her afflictions have been most trying she has borne them with hope and resignation to the will of Him who hath said "I am the way, the truth and the Life." The gentle influence of her life will ever live in the minds and hearts of her neighbors and friends and especially her children and grandchildren.

The deceased leaves surviving her, one daughter, Mrs. Virginia E. Sampson; four sons, Thomas E., Alvesta R. and Charles E. Terry all residents of Menard county and James A. Terry of Bedford, Iowa; thirteen grand-children and three great grandchildren.

The funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at the homestead near Tice, Illinois, Friday, June 23, 1916, at 2 o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. C. F. McKown, f Athens. Music was rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Trent, Mrs. Robinson and Young Cantrall.

Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks