|Birth: ||May 1, 1841|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1906|
Clamanda Catharine (McGonigle) Egbert 1841-1906 obit
Monona Leader, Monona, Clayton, Iowa
8 Nov 1906
MRS. CLAMANDA CATHARINE EGBERT (nee McGonigle) was born at Center Point, Linn County, Iowa, May 1, 1841. Died, at her home in Monona, Monday evening, at 8 o'clock Oct. 29, 1906, aged 65 years, 5 months and 28 days.
A sister, Mrs. A.C. Bingham, residing in Nebraska, two brothers, John and William McGonigle, and her adopted daughter, Mrs. Maude Zimmerman survive her. Mrs. Bingham, Mrs. Zimmerman and John McGonigle were with her during a sickness of several weeks.
Mrs. Egbert, with her parents, came to Monona in 1847, the family among the first settlers in this place. In 1859 she was united in marriage to Paul Egbert, who preceeded her to the grave by twelve years.
In delicate health, a year ago this fall, she went to Brenham, Texas, where she spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Zimmerman, returning to Monona in June last, seemingly in improved health. But a month later she was stricken with a paraletic stroke, which deprived her of her speech and left her in a helpless state. She recovered to a slight extent, but again suffered a relapse, which could only be interpreted as the beginning of the end of a well spent life. Loving hands administered to her every want, and under the administration of the kindly offices on the loved ones she patiently bore the affliction, and with abiding faith in her Master, awaited and answered in a spirit of confidence the summons that beckoned her to a heavenly rest.
Mrs. Egbert was a woman of strong characteristics. Her experiences in the early days of the settlement of this region of country moulded a young and ambitious girl into womanly qualities that served her to an advantage all through the years of her happy, social wedded life. With a disposition to serve others she proved a worker in the Church and Sunday school, and being endowed with a rich musical voice, for twenty years she was organist and leader in the church choir. She had early in life became connected with the church of which her mother was a charter member, and as a member she was an earnest and willing helper, a consistent christian, a devoted wife and an impartial sponsor of motherhood.
"Servant of God, well done;
Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy."
In this death there is another vacant place in the ranks of the early settlers; one by one they are marching down the pathway leading to the gates ajar. The pioneers were the builders of a great foundation on which rests our moral progress. That they builded to a purpose is evident in the progress which has been made in the moral and religious homes that adorn this fair region. This young woman of eighteen passed through all the stages incident to the days of the early settlement, and gladly lent a hand in doing her share in the formation of the social and religious circles. Nor did she withhold her influence for good and worthy objects when passing over the threshold of her home a bride, and from which she departs after 47 years of womanly service to the family, friends and kindred. A good woman has passed away, and the community in which she was for so many years a prominent member, will accept the decree of the All-wise Master and bear sympathy and condolence to the bereaved.
The funeral was held Thursday morning. A brief service at the home and a public service at the Congregational church, Rev. B.H. Cheney officiating. Burial in Monona cemetery by the side of the husband, -- reunited in the holier wedlock.
"Theres not a charm of soul or brow --
Of all we knew and loved in thee --
But lives in holier beauty now,
Baptized in immortality!"
"Farewell! A little time, and we
Who knew thee well and loved thee here
One after one shall follow thee
As pilgrims thru the gate --
Which opens on eternity."
The undersigned, in behalf of the relatives and herself, desires to express sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness and assistance tendered during the illness, death and burial of her mother Mrs. Paul Egbert.
MRS. MAUDE ZIMMERMAN.
Paul Egbert (1836 - 1894)
Created by: John McCartney
Record added: Jan 07, 2008
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