CARAVAN THAT MOVES
TO A MYSTERIOUS
It was twenty minutes of eleven o’clock on the
night of December 7th, when the father and mother sister and brothers gathered
around little Gracies bed to see the last smile fade from the dying child’s
lips. For some hours the anxious mother who had stood by the bedside
of her sick, child almost constantly during her illness felt that the end
was near and the mantle of death would be drawn forever.
Gracie A. was the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Christian,
was born in Johnson county, Mo. 1881, age 13 years, 10 months 4 days.
She was a natural Christian, always wanting to believe that everybody was
good and none bad. She was a member of the M.P. Sunday school where
she was always found on Sunday morning to be taught the lessons of Christ
to the children. Sunday morning December 9th all that was mortal of
Gracie was carried by four boys from her earthly home, followed by a large
number of associates to the M.P. church where the funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Corbin. The choir rendered some beautiful and appropriate music
then the remains were taken to the Allen Cemetery and laid to rest.
The deceased leaves a father and mother, one sister and three brothers to
mourn their loss.