Barber County Kansas
Died: Sarah Angeline Mathews was born in Cumberland county, Illinois, April 19, 1864, and died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, May 9, 1899, aged 35 years and 20 days. Her maiden name was Feltner.
She came with her parents to Barber county and settled at Lake City in 1877, and in 1883 was married to Richard Mathews. Four children were born to the union, all of whom are yet small, and three of a deceased sister's children are left without what to them was a mother's care.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday and the remains were laid to rest in Lake City cemetery.
Death is sad at all times, but this one especially appeals to the sympathies of friends and strangers alike. Several years ago, Mrs. Mathews assumed the responsibility of caring for her dead sister's children and gave them the same attention that she gave her own, but now they are all left motherless and the responsibilities of the father and uncle are greater than aught else conceivable.
Mrs. Mathews was a woman among women and if there is future reward for anybody, this good wife, mother and aunt will certainly share in the blessings.
Who is there now to care for the children of this woman as she cared for those of another. Echo answers, who? Not words alone, but deeds, can express the sympathy due the bereaved ones, especially the husband.
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