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Rebecca McColley Dickey
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1808
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1879
Iowa, USA

70y 9m 23d

Infant Son
Amanda (16 Aug 1824-16 Jul 1825)
Permelia Conklin
Hannah Maynard

Died of pneumonia, March 30, our dear mother, Mrs. Rebecca Dickey, in the 77th year of her age.
Rebecca McColley was born in Harrison county, Virginia, in the year 1802, where she resided until she was eighteen years old. From thence she removed with her parents to Fayette county, Indiana. She was married to Benjamin Dickey in 1823. In 1825 she was converted to God and united with the Baptist church. In 1839 she emigrated with her husband and family to Iowa, where she was co-laborer with him in making a home in the west, enduring the privations and hardships of frontier life. Here were the doors of their rude dwelling thrown open to the wayfaring minister, and faithfully did mother labor with her hands to minister to the wants and comfort of those who came to enjoy those precious seasons, rare in these early days. After her removal to Iowa, she with her husband united their interest with the Christian church, in whose fellowship she remained until about sixteen years ago, when she became interested in the Sabbath question, the coming of the Lord and other kindred truths, all of which she heartily embraced and in which faith she remained until death. For some time mother had been in declining health, but for the last two weeks before her death sickness, was much better. She was taken sick on Monday morning, March 24th with an acute attack of billiousness which soon assumed the form of pneumonia, from which she suffered much until March 30, when death came to her relief. She bore her sufferings patiently and seemed to realize but little of her approaching dissolution. She had completed her life work while in health, hence was ready for her change. Although mother suffered much in her sickness, yet at the last it is our consolation to know that she breathed her life out sweetly and passed away without a struggle. Elder C.A. Washburn offered consolation on the occasion of her funeral, from the words of Paul, found in First Thessalonians IV; 13-18. Her funeral was attended by many sympathizing friends. She leaves a husband 80 years of age, with whom she had shared her joys and sorrows for 55 years, also two sons and two daughters to mourn their irreparable loss.
Rest thee, mother, sweetly rest,
On the Savior's loving breast;
He who claimed thee for his own
Will to us his live make known.
Family links: 
  Benjamin Dickey (1799 - 1880)
  Hugh Dickey (1827 - 1915)*
  Permilia D Dickey Conklin (1837 - 1915)*
  Hannah H Dickey Maynard (1840 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Plot: cb row 18
Created by: Mo & Dave Gates
Record added: May 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69349997
Rebecca <i>McColley</i> Dickey
Added by: Mo & Dave Gates
Rebecca <i>McColley</i> Dickey
Added by: Mo & Dave Gates
Rebecca <i>McColley</i> Dickey
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