|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1870|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1908|
February 20, 1908
Mae Edna Brubaker was born Nov. 10, 1870 and died Feb 3, 1908, her age being thirty-eight years, two months and twenty-three days. She was born near Ankeny, Polk county, Iowa. Her young life was simple, plain and unobtrusive. From her earliest childhood she was especially devoted to the home, always willing to sacrifice her own pleasures and comforts for the welfare of others. At the age of fifteen she was converted under the preaching of Rev. A.B. Shipman and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Ora-Labor, during the winter of 1886.
When about seventeen years of age she went to Des Moines where she resided for about five years, during this time she became acquainted with many persons of the United Brethern Society of West Des Moines where she became a member by letter and remained a member of this body until seven years ago when she again took up her residence near the place of her birth and reunited with the church in which she was converted. Only remaining in this community two years, she returned to Des Moines where she again united with the church of her choice in this city and remained there till her death.
On Sept. 7, 1907, she was married to O.J. Andrew of Spring Hill, but after only a few short days this happy union was saddened by Mae being stricken with disease which rapidly carried her down to a premature grave. Her kind and loving husband and friends watched over her with increasing tenderness and care during the four months of her sickness. The best medical skill obtainable was secured with the hope of arresting the progress of the disease that was gnawing at her vitals, but all to no purpose. From the first she was resigned to her fate. In the midst of her suffering at all times she exhibited a patience and resignation which only a deeply rooted faith in God could produce. Her self-sacrificing spirit never failed, even when her body was racked with pain, and anguish written upon every lineament of her countenance, she was ever mindful of the feelings and welfare of those about here. She leaves a husband, parents, two sisters, three brothers, and a host of friends to mourn the loss. Surely a good life has passed out from among us, a life full of good deeds, with a clean record, morally, socially, and religiously, constantly. accomplishing something in the Master's name without show or boasting, ever striving to learn and perform duty.
The services were conducted in the Spring Hill Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. Williams, pastor of the Summit Park U.B. church of Des Moines, assisted by the pastor of the Spring Hill M.E. church. After the services the remains were taken to the Webb cemetery for interment.
Oscar James Andrew (1868 - 1921)
Mae, wf of OJ Andrew
Nov 10, 1870 - Feb 3, 1908
Plot: East Half - Row 9
Maintained by: RH
Originally Created by: 46620252
Record added: May 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27027268