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 Elizabeth Jane <I>Jenkins</I> Decker

Elizabeth Jane Jenkins Decker

Birth
Delaware County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Dec 1912 (aged 60)
Williams County, Ohio, USA
Burial Edon, Williams County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 100113250 · View Source
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Elizabeth Jane Jenkins was born February 11, 1852 in Delaware County and departed this life December 26, 1912, aged 60 years, 10 months and 15 days. On October 2, 1869, she was married to E.J. Decker in Delaware County. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Ida May Lougheed and Mrs. Pearl Underwood. Most of their married life was spent near Cooney. Two years ago they moved to Edon.
Mrs. Decker was a good Mother and a faithful and loving companion. Her home was always dear to her. She was a good neighbor and friend. She was always ready to sympathize and help where help was needed. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, 2 daughters, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, 6 grandchildren and a host of friends.
In 1861 at Centerville, O., she was converted and united with the Christian Church. Two years ago she united with the Methodist Church in Edon. She was always true to the calls of the church and true to her Christ. She attended every church service it was possible for her to attend. One of her great regrets was when she was sick that she could not attend church any more. She loved her Christ, was true to Him and did what she could in advancing His kingdom.
Mrs. Decker has been a patient sufferer for the last 7 months. She never complained but said "God's will be done". During the last weeks of her suffering she wold plead with all who came to her bedside to accept Jesus if they had not done it already. She wanted to see none lost, but wanted to meet all in Heaven. She had a conquering faith and has joined the Triumphant Church in Heaven.

So death has lost it's terrors:
How can we fear it now?
It's face, once grim, now leads to him
At who's command we bow.
His presence makes us happy,
His service is delight,
The many mansions gleam and glow,
The saints our hearts invite.
We welcome that departure,
Which brings us to our Lord.
We hail with joy the best employ,
Those wondrous realms afford.
We call it home up yonder.
Down here we toil and strain
As in some mine's dark, danksome depths
There sunshine bright we gain.
To God then sound the timbrel.
There's naught can do us harm.
Our greatest foe has been laid low,
What else can cause alarm?
For freedom and for victory,
Our hearts give loud acclaim.
Whate'er befall, on Him we call.
North, South, East and West, in Him we rest.
All glory to His name.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Edon Saturday afternoon. Rev. Daniel Stemen of Fayette officiated, assisted by Rev. Whyman. Interment was made in the Edon Cemetery.

We wish to thank all the friends for their help and sympathy in the time of sickness and death of our beloved companion and mother. Also we wish to thank those who assisted with their automobiles in getting to the church and cemetery, and the choir for their splendid singing at the funeral services.
E.J. Decker
Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Lougheed
Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Underwood


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