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Grace “Gracie” Cornett Gose

Linefork, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Death 21 Feb 1954 (aged 45)
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Skyline, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 100129130 · View Source
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The obituary of Grace (Cornett) Gose as published in the February 25, 1954, issue of The Mountain Eagle:

Mrs. John Gose Dies After Illness Of Many Months

Mrs. Grace Gose, 45 year old wife of City Police Judge, John Gose passed away at her home in Whitesburg Sunday morning, February 21st at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Gose who had been ill for the past several months had been critically ill for the past month.

A loving mother and wife, Mrs. Gose will be greatly missed in her home, but she has reached her great reward and is beyond pain and suffering. In thinking of Mrs. Gose one is reminded of a Biblical Character in Psalms who worked diligently for her household, never tiring in laboring for those she loved. Her place cannot be fulfilled, but the life of her family and friends have been made brighter by her passing through this earthly way - she professed faith with the Regular Baptist Church and passed away believing in a great hereafter.

Funeral services were held at Big Branch School house at Skyline on Wednesday at 10:00 o'clock with Elders Manis Ison, Kirby Ison and Andy Bates officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Skyline.

Mrs. Gose is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Odell Ferry, Louisville; James Edward, Morehead College; Georgia Edna, Barbara, Lillian, Johnny, Darlene, Joyce Ann at home and Jewell Vaughn (deceased).

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The obituary of Grace (Cornett) Gose as published in the March 4, 1954, issue of The Mountain Eagle:

Obituary of Mrs. John Gose


Near 12:00 o'clock, Sunday, February 21st, the Lord sent his angel into the humble home of John H. Gose, Whitesburg, Ky., and took from their embraces the main stay of the family, Grace Gose, the wife and loving mother of eight children. Yes, the Lord's Angel called and she humbly bowed, leaving all earthly cares and vexations behind, and flew away to the eternal realms above to be with her Saviour and loved ones.

Grace was born into the home of Clint and Louisa Halcomb Cornett of Linefork, Nov. 12, 1908, deceased this life, February 21, 1954 making her stay here on earth 46 years, three months and nine days. Early in life at the age of seventeen she met and was married to John H. Gose and to this union was born eight children, seven surviving as follows: Mrs Odell Ferry, of Louisville, James Edward, Georgia, Edna, Lillian, Johny, Gilbert, Dorlene, and Joyce Ann, all of Whitesburg. One child Jewell Lavone preceded her in death in 1941. She leaves to mourn her passing two brothers, Coy Cornett of Linefork and Hassell Cornett, of Vicksburg, Michigan. Two sisters, Mrs. Hessie Gilbert of Owen, Indiana, and Mrs. Emilee Tyree of Vicksburg, Mich. One half sister, Mrs. Chester Day of Day, Ky., and one half brother, Print Ison of Perry County, and a host of friends and relatives. Sometimes we are at a loss to understand why we must part with those whom we need most, but God knows best and we must consent to His will. It behooves us to accept his marvelous works. We know that he does all things well.

Sister Gose became ill in May 1953. At first she was taken to the Hospital at Jenkins. Later she was taken to the St. Joseph Hospital, Louisville, Ky., where every thing humanly possible was done in an effort to restore her health, but all was in vain. She was sent back home where only loving hands might comfort her. No mother ever bore her afflictions with patience than she. She put her trust in the good Lord who was always near. She turned to Him who has all power and He saved her. She publicly made a confession of her faith in the Lord, saying that he had saved her, and that there was nothing in her way. She expressed a desire to become a member of the Thornton church at Mayking.

She told her husband how to arrange for her funeral, where and how she would like to be buried. She talked so calmly about her departing, never having any sign of fear. She said that her only regret was leaving her family and especially her little children. She maintained and held unto the end that great trait of a mother, devotion for her children. Truly she was a loyal wife and a faithful mother. May we remember her for ever.

Today we earnestly pray the benediction of God upon these bereaved ones. May you trust God for your salvation that each of you some day will meet your dear one again, where afflictions, death and partings will be unknown. May God help and bless you an we pray.

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