|Birth: ||May 3, 1839|
Death of Mrs. M. A. Kikendall.
On Sunday morning last, at 10:25 o'clock, Mrs. Mary A. Kikendall departed this life in the fifty-sixth year of her age. Mrs. Kikendll was an invalid for a number of years, and during the past seventeen months had been confined to her bed with a cancerous affliction.
On Saturday night a change for the worse was noticed, and she gradually failed until Sunday morning, when the family of her sister, Mrs. Charles Hammond (with whom she resided), was called from the breakfast table at eight o'clock to her bedside, when she requested that a prayer be offered and the scriptures read.
While the 23rd psalm was being read, the dying lady remarked: "I see the heavenly gates and hear the angels coming for me" and soon afterward breathed her last.
Mrs. Kikendall was born in Keytesville, Mo., May 3rd, 1839, and joined the Christian church when she was seventeen years old, Elder T. P. Haley officiating at her baptism. On September 15th, 1858, as Miss Mary A. Cabell, she married Mr. John S. Kikendall, at the family home near Brunswick, and removed to Kentucky. After seventeen years residence in that state, she returned to Missouri with her husband, who died in Brunswick in 1875.
The deceased was an educated lady, proficient in the use of the French language, a skilled musician, charming conversationalist, and before she became an invalid was a shining light in the social life of the city.
The funeral service held at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Chas. Hammond, Tuesday afternoon, was attended by many relatives, friends and neighbors of the deceased. The black cloth-covered casket rested upon sombe-hued trestles in the parlor where the husband of the deceased died twenty years ago, and its lid was ornamented by a bunch of tea rose buds, foliage and a wreath of white flowers-the gifts of loving friends.
Elder J. P. Furnish, pastor of the Christian church and Rev. J. O. Edmonston of the Methodist church officiating at the service, which consisted of the singing of hymns, prayer, reading of Mrs. Kikendall's favorite psalm-the 51st-a sermon by Elder Furnish from a text taken from the latter part of the 7th verse, 14th chapter of Zachariah, and an address by Rev. Edmonston, who paid a glowing tribute to the Christian character of the deceased and the eagerness with which she sought spiritual light to guide and strengthen her soul on its flight to the celestial home.
At the conclusion of the service at the house, Pallbearers J. A. Merchant, L. H. Herring, J. T. Plunkett, John Knappenberger, T. J. Marshall and Garrett Dye, carried the casket to the hearse, which was followed by a long procession of carriages to Elliott Grove cemetery, where the committal service was impressively pronounced by Rev. J. J. Squire, pastor of the Presbyterian church.
Charles Joseph Cabell (1813 - 1882)
Susan Burton Cabell (1816 - 1895)
J. S. Kikendall (1833 - 1875)
Mary Allin Cabell Kikendall (1839 - 1895)
Pocahontas Rebecca Cabell Hammond (1842 - 1901)*
William Allin Cabell (1855 - 1944)*
James Monroe Cabell (1858 - 1921)*
No gravestone located
Elliott Grove Cemetery
Plot: Div. 5, Blk. 20, Lot 4, Subl. ?
Created by: Sylvia Whaley
Record added: May 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36776505
David G. Stuart
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You are not forgotten. Mary Allin (CABELL) KIKENDALL and David Henry LANDER are 1st cousins 3 times removed. Their common ancestors are Dr. William Hunt (Allen) ALLIN and Eliza HOOE.|
Added: Dec. 10, 2009