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THE WESTERN STAR, 15 February 1896
Obituary of HULDAH BAKER
At Rest - Wednesday morning, Feb., 5, 1886 (1896). Mrs. Huldah Baker, wife of Leroy Baker, of Edgewood, passed from this earth life into that mystic Beyond, at whose portals every human heart will sometimes yield its mortal existence. We are born for a broader, a higher destiny than that of earth, and death is only change; we should not think of it with so much sadness and heartache for, "There is no death,"

What seems so, is transition;
This life of mortal breath,
Is but a suburb of the life Elysian,
Whose portals we call Death.

Mrs. Baker was one much loved by her family and her friends. She leaves a husband and four children who deeply feel the loss of the guiding spirit of the home. The sons and the daughter have lost their dearest earthly friend, and the husband, his loved companion of a quarter century. These are close ties, and 'tis hard to be resigned to the inevitable.

Mrs. Baker's life was a model of patience and kindness. For many years she had been almost deprived of sight, and her friends could but wonder at her cheerfulness and courage, especially during the last months of her life, when consumption rendered her almost as helpless as
a child - yet she bore it uncomplainingly. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Mr. H. E. Ross. A large number of sympathizing friends witnessed the last sad rites.

Such is earth - so strangely changing,
Hopes may blossom bright today -
Flowers bloom in all their fragrance
And tomorrow droop away.

Husband, children, there's a region
Far beyond the shores of Time,
And the dear one has departed
For the higher, happier, clime.

Mourn her not, as mourn the faithless,
Filled with hope, lift heart and brow,
Mother lives - she lives is Heaven,
Blooms in fade less beauty now.

She has passed earth's care and sorrow -
Think of her as free from pain,
There will come a glad tomorrow,
When loved ones shall meet again.
-S. A. E. Helianthus.
Edgewood, Ks., Feb. 12.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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