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THE WESTERN STAR, 21 December 1917

Was Among Comanche Co's Pioneer Settlers and Highly Esteemed by All.

Mrs. L. L. Stubbs died at about noon on last Saturday, December 15, 1917, at her home ten miles southeast of this city. Her health had not been good for some time, but it was only a week before her death that her condition became serious. Pneumonia set in and she gradually sank away. She was conscious almost to the end, and seemed perfectly resigned and uncomplaining. She was fully prepared for the event of death, and her only regret seemed to be that she must part, for the time with her loved ones. The Christian faith which had kept her for so long, sustained her to the end, and she died with the triumphant hope of the genuine Christian.

Deceased who was Miss Mary Elizabeth Kern was born near Dayton, Ind., on July 10, 1857. While she was quite young her parents moved from Indiana
to Crescent City, Ill. There she continued to live until the year 1886, when she came west. On November 23, 1886, she was united in marriage with Leslie L. Stubbs, and the young couple at once became Comanche co.
citizens. Here they continued to make their home, braving all the adversities of pioneer life in a new country, and staying with the country through all its varied history. Here she, with her husband, became thoroughly identified with those who labored and sacrificed in order that they might build up a home. Here she continued to live a life of willing sacrifice for her family and her friends. All her neighbors testify as to her kindness and her devotion to her full duty as a wife and as a neighbor.

In early life Mrs. Stubbs became a member of the United Brethren church but about three years ago she placed her membership in the Presbyterian church in this city.

The funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church in this city on Monday at 2 o'clock p.m. , the pastor, Rev. A. G. Alexander, being in charge. A large number of the neighbors and friends assembled to pay their silent tribute to their departed friend. The floral offerings were very beautiful and every part of the services were touchingly beautiful and appropriate.

At the time of her death Mrs. Stubbs had attained to the age of 60 years, 5 months and 7 days. The husband and one daughter, Mrs. Flossie Guseman, the only child born to the union, survive, and to them the sincere sympathy of many friends goes out in this, their hour of sad bereavement. Mrs. Stubbs was a sister of Mrs. D. F. Parcel of this county.

A friend writes as follows concerning the deceased:

"She had always lived a faithful Christian life, and died with an abiding faith in Jesus Christ. Neighbors and friends attest her sterling Christian character and her unselfish life. She realized that she was soon, to meet her Savior and left the message of her love and waiting
for the dear ones left behind."
"My Jesus as Thou wilt;
All shall be well with me;
Each changing future scene
I gladly trust to Thee.
Straight to my home above
I travel calmly on,
And sing, in life or death,
My Lord, Thy will be done."
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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