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Sarah Elizabeth Muse Holcomb
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1880
Death: May 22, 1935
Webster County
Missouri, USA

Sarah was one of thirteen children born to Jessie William Muse and Mary Catherine Blackwell. She married James Henry Holcomb on 18 Oct 1900 in Webster County, Missouri.

From The Marshfield Mail, Thursday May 30,1935:

Mission Home Column
Sarah Elizabeth Holcomb, widow of the late Henry Holcomb is dead. She embarked for that " Home of the Soul " last Thursday afternoon about four o'clock. We have reported through this column from time to time the past four weeks of her serious condition, and the end drew near, she looked forward with anticipation of her journey from which no traveler returns, as one would going on a vacation trip. Sallie, as she was familiarly known to her friends and neighbors, was born and reared in Webster county. She was the daughter of the late J. W. Muse and Mrs. Mary Deckard, who still survives. At the time of her death, was 57 years, and three months of age. She grew to womanhood in this vicinity and was well and favorably known by a host of folks who liked her kindly dispossession. She was converted at 19 years of age and joined the Mission Home church of which she remained a member until her death. Being a patient sufferer through all her illness, it was a pleasure to converse with her, and not many visited her bedside, but what heard her express the story of Jesus and his love, and that she was waiting and longing for the summons to come. She was the mother of four children, two little girls, twins, having died in infancy. Since the death of her husband four years ago, she had spent a large portion of her time with her son, James and daughter Bessie, at whose home she passed away. These faithful children, with their companions, did all they could in caring for their mother in her last illness and will miss her companionship, but may they look to the one in whom their mother trusted and remember if they have an inheritance to that home above they will have to be united again. Rev. N. G. Bristow, pastor of Mission Home church, and who had visited her in her illness conducted the funeral Friday afternoon in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing friends. We thought be made one of his very best discourses from these words found in Palm 17:15 - " As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied when I awake thy likeness". A quartet, Mrs. Joyce Greer, Mrs. Arrena Beckner, Mrs. Lucille Lea and Pauline Bradley, sang requested songs: " Meet Me There, " Build Your Castle in Heaven " and " Will the Waters Be Chilly " Rev. Morgan Young of St. Luke sang a special song, " I Can't Feel at Home in This World Anymore ". Pallbearers and flower girls were relatives of the deceased. Burial took place in the little cemetery by the side of her husband and children who proceeded her in death.

Funeral Services for Mrs. " Sallie " Holcomb Held at Mission Home
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Holcomb, 57 who died at her home four miles north of Marshfield last Thursday evening following a month's severe illness with heart trouble which she had been suffering several months, were held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at Mission Home church, the Rev. N. G. Bristow officiating. Interment was in the cemetery there under direction of Rainey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Holcomb, who was known as " Sally " to a wide circle of friends who gathered around her everywhere she went, was Sarah Elizabeth Muse before her marriage. She was born in Webster county Feb. 23,1878, the daughter of J. W. and Mary C. Muse. She was married Oct. 18,1900, to Henry Holcomb, who preceded her in death four years ago. Four children were born to this union, the last two, twins, Nellie and Ella, dying in infancy.
She was converted at nineteen years of age at Mission Home, where she has retained a membership since. A moment before her death she called her son and daughter to her bedside and told them that the white wings of the angels were spread over her. The intense pain she had suffered for months was gone. She was happy.
She is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Deckard; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Crumm; one son, James Holcomb; seven brothers, John, of Stafford, Kans., Will, of Niangua, Ermine, Robert and Jess Muse, of Marshfield, Charley, of Springfield, and Floyd, of Porterville, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Detherow and Mrs. Lena Clier, of Marshfield. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jessie William Muse (1857 - 1926)
  Mary Catherine Blackwell Muse (1862 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  James Henry Holcomb (1877 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Nellie Holcomb (1913 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Elizabeth Muse Holcomb (1880 - 1935)
  William Henry Muse (1881 - 1941)*
  John Sullivan Muse (1882 - 1936)*
  James Floyd Muse (1883 - 1939)*
  Ollie Jane Muse Detherow (1885 - 1958)*
  Jesse Harrison Muse (1889 - 1942)*
  Roy J. Muse (1891 - 1908)*
  Erman Oscar Muse (1892 - 1951)*
  Robert Guy Muse (1894 - 1949)*
  Charles Edward Muse (1898 - 1952)*
  George L. Muse (1901 - 1909)*
  Lena Florence Muse Cleir (1902 - 1982)*
  Elston J. Muse (1907 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mission Home Cemetery
Dermott
Webster County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Dan Muse
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
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