|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1822|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1901|
Mrs. Hannah H. Conkin who departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. J. T. Arnold, after a brief illness, was in may respects a remarkable woman.
She was born in Monroe County, Kentucky, July the 10th A.D. 1822, and departed this life as above stated, October 25th 1901. Her age being 79 years, 3 months and 16 days. Her children, six daughters and one son, were all present during her last illness.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church where she had long been one of the members, and one of the most faithful attendants.
The services were conducted by her pastor W.P. Hale. The sermon was preached from Job v.26: "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season."
Almost the entire town was present at the services, and after the services all joined the procession and marched to the cemetery where the remains were laid by loving hands beside those of her husband who many years ago had preceded her to the "Better, Better Land."
Although sister Conkin lived to be old her heart was ever young. She retained consciousness and the right exercise of her mind almost to the very last.
The lovely traits of her character, and the sweetness of her spirit were seen in the fact that to the last hours of her life she was passionately fond of flowers and music, and little children were her fondest care. She was always loyal to the truths of the gospel and dearly loved the church.
No one could be a more loyal friend, or more faithful to the family, than was Grandma Conkin, as she was familiarly called by almost all her neighbors.
When the last moment came she called for her only son, who is also her youngest child, Mr. E. E. Conkin, who is the present sheriff of the county, and asked that she might die holding his hand in hers. This, her last request, was complied with, and thus her spirit silently passed on to that rest which her Lord had promised and for which she had long waited.
James Patterson Conkin (1814 - 1876)*
Harriet E Conkin Compton (1839 - 1900)*
William Jarrett Conkin (1841 - 1880)*
George Patterson Conkin (1842 - 1931)*
Matilda E Conkin Comer (1846 - 1928)*
Alice Estelle Conkin Kellett (1857 - 1921)*
Wife of J.P. Conkin / AGED / 79Ys 3Ms15Ds
Created by: Maggie
Record added: Nov 18, 2008
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