|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1848|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1897|
GONE TO HER REWARD
...The reaper Death silently but relentlessly gathers in his daily harvest of immortal souls. Many are the ripened sheaves of bright golden grain that are garnered into the vast granary beyond and occasionally a vastly more attractive and valuable one is found among the host. Death loves a shining mark, and the sable angel won a decided victory in the respect in the sad summons of Mrs. Naomi Knott to her everlasting reward. The death of Mrs. Knott occurred at her home on east Summer Street in this city Tuesday evening, Sept. 14th, the direct cause of death being typhoid fever.
...Naomi Richards was born near Basco, Hancock County, Illinois, on December 15, 1848. She became a Christian at an early age and united with the Baptist Church at Basco. She removed to Plymouth in 1876 and later joined the Christian Church of which she was a faithful member at the time of her death. She was married to Cyrus Knott June 24, 1873, from which union was born one son- Charles Knott- who, with her two brothers and three sisters are left to mourn her departure. Her husband died some years ago.
...Mrs. Knott was an exceptional woman. She was known best in her home and immediate neighborhood, where her beautiful character attracted all with whom she came in contact. Devoted to her home she reigned there as a beautiful queen. Her last sickness was a four weeks duration, and while it was feared her end was near, everything known to human science was done to prolong her stay on earth. When the final summons came she bade her sorrowing son, relatives and friends farewell and expressed her willingness to go. She sank so quietly, and she had a beautiful death. Those who saw her life go out all felt to say, "O, that our end in life might be like hers." Her spirit was released from its prison of clay, and all find consolation in the thought that the loved departed one is in those realms where perfect beautitude distinguishes spiritual from maternal life. She was a loving wife and mother, who always spoke approving, cheering words to those about her. She lived a life of a true Christian, and her heart swelled with gratitude to God. She was highly respected by all who knew her, both far and near. Though stilled in death, her memory will be fondly cherished.
...The funeral took place from the Christian Church Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock. Elder J.H. Painter conducted the services. The remains were followed to their last resting place in the city cemetery by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.
...To those who are thus deprived of a true devoted mother and sister the sympathy of the entire community is extended in this sad hour of bereavement, and all hope that they may be endowed with grace and power from on high to withstand the great trial which they are called upon to bear. Your loved one is at rest and her spirit is now on the golden shores of eternity, awaiting the coming of her loved ones who are now sorrowing for the departed one.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and subsequent death of our mother and sister.
MRS. MORTON DOTY,
A. J. RICHARDS,
C. W. RICHARDS.
RESOLUTION OF RESPECT
...WHERAS:- It has pleased the reaper Death to claim as his victim, our beloved sister Naomi Knott, and
...WHERAS, by her death the Ladies Aid Society loses one of its ablest and most worthy members. Therefore be it
...RESOLVED, that the Society, as a body, extend its sympathy to the bereaved family. Further be it resolved, that these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the Society and also a copy sent the the son of the deceased.
MRS. MARY McDANIEL, MRS. MARY MOORE, Committee.
Samuel J. Richards (1820 - 1873)
Sarah Jane Winn Richards (1820 - 1860)
Catharine Richards Doty (1844 - 1915)*
Naoma A. Richards Knott (1848 - 1897)
Wealthy Carmoline Richards Staples (1855 - 1925)*
Plot: 31 West - Lot 18
Created by: Audrey Staples
Record added: Apr 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68355200