|Birth: ||May 12, 1866|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 1910|
THE TYRONE HERALD, Tyrone, Pennsylvania, December 15, 1910
LAURA ISABELLE AGNEW
Passed Peacefully Away This Morning at Two O'clock.
Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock Miss Laura Isabelle Agnew, one of the best well-known ladies of Tyrone, passed peacefully away in death. Miss Agnew had not been in the best of health for a year and a half past, but was well enough to be at her occupation as an assistant in her brother's studio on Tenth street. Two weeks ago last Saturday she suffered a stroke of paralysis and since then she grew gradually weaker until she passed peacefully into sleep "that knows no waking here below."
Miss Agnew was a most excellent young woman in every way. She had a pleasing disposition that won for her a host of friends who dearly loved and esteemed her. She was an active zealous worker in every department of church work and always thought it was her duty to be actively engaged in the Master's vineyard. She found it a great measure to be doing some one a kindness and to help them live a better and happier life; and many there are who will give this good woman credit with helping them to walk in the way God would have them travel. Hers was a sweet, pure, Christian life, and she passed away in the faith that made her living a blessing to mankind.
Miss Agnew was a devoted member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, having been converted to that faith when just a little girl in her old home in Bedford County. She was also an active member of the Epworth league of the First Methodist church and for a number of years was president of the organization. As a member of the Young Ladies' Aid society and Mystic circle branches of the church work, she was an active worker. When the Woman's Christian Temperance Union was organized in Tyrone, Miss Agnew was one of the charter members and worked hard to make the new organization a success; and it was largely through her efforts that the union has prospered and is on a solid basis in every particular. At the time of her death she was vice president of the W.C.T.U. She was the organizer of the standard bearers, a branch of the W.C.T.U. This organization is also doing an excellent work among the young people of Tyrone. From the above, it can be clearly seen that her lifework was devoted to her Master and that she worked with unfaltering steps for the up building of His kingdom.
Miss Belle Agnew was born in Bedford County. Her mother preceded her to the grave about eighteen years ago, and with her aged father she moved to Tyrone in 1902 and has made her home with her brother, W. H. AGNEW on Lincoln Avenue ever since.
Surviving to mourn her death is
her father, WILLIAM K. AGNEW,
and the following brother and sisters:
W. H. AGNEW, Tyrone;
Mrs. W. H. WELLER, of Wilkinsburg;
Mrs. W. D. THOMPSON, of Jerome, Somerset County, and
Mrs. ANNA C. STIVERS, of Parsons, West Virginia.
Funeral Services were held at her late home on Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. James B. Stein D. D., pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. The body was taken early Thursday morning to Bedford where other services were held in the Methodist church at that place and were conducted by the Rev. Emory Stevens, superintendent of the Williamsport district of Central Pennsylvania Conference. Rev. Stevens and Miss Agnew were actively engaged in church work at Bedford during her early life and it was through his preaching that she was converted to Christ.
Interment was made at BEDFORD.
William Kriechbaum Agnew (1835 - 1926)
Ann Elizabeth Kinton Agnew (1838 - 1892)
Anna Agnew Stiver (1856 - 1933)*
Laura Isabelle Agnew (1866 - 1910)
Elida K. Agnew Weller (1868 - 1926)*
William Hamilton Agnew (1869 - 1951)*
Florence Kiser Agnew Thompson (1876 - 1935)*
Created by: Nancy Agnew Peché
Record added: Feb 22, 2013
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