Nancy Jane Fenner Smith

Highland County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 May 1911 (aged 70)
Burial Willettsville, Highland County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 120862418 · View Source
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Father's Name: Wm. Fenner
Father's Birthplace: Highland Co., O.
Mother's Name: Lucinda Frost
Mother's Birthplace: Highland Co., O.
Birth Year (Estimated): 1841
The News-Herald. (Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio) 1886-1973, June 08, 1911, Image 3
Nancy Jane, daughter of William Fenner and wife, was born in 1841 and was married to B. F. Smith Oct. 4, 1875. After a long and painful illness
which she bore with Christian fortitude, always hoping against hope for better days when she would be free from pain. She drifted slowly but
surely down the stream of time, while willing hand and loving hearts did all they could to stay the tide which was bearing her onward, but to no avail. One after another the pleasant duties
of life were given up and her mind was fixed on the future when she would be at rest. With that calmness and quietness which had been hers all
her life, she made her preparation for the long journey she knew was before her. Desiring to live for the sake of her husband, daughters, brothers and sisters, but willing to go at the
Master's call knowing the everlasting arms were around her. And though she walked through the valley of the shadow of death, she feared no evil,
for his rod and staff were her comfort and stay.
On beautiful May 22, when all Nature was giving promise of a glorious harvest, the tired hands were folded,the eyes were closed, the worn out
body found rest and the freed Spirit returned to the God who gave it. With the millions of redeemed she rejoices in the presence of her Savior to-day. This beautiful Spring day, amid waving grass and Spring time flowers, we lay her to rest in our quiet cemetery, where many of her family sleep awaiting the call of Him who said, "I am the resurrection and the life." In early childhood she joined the Methodist church at Buford. She always attended and enjoyed church
work. When her health permitted it was the fixed purpose of her life to live for Christ and His cause. She was a gentle, quiet, refined woman, winning the love and respect of a host of relatives and friends. In the last hours of her life she sent tender messages to friends telling
them how she loved them and how good God had been to her and that she would watch and wait their
coming. In the old home where she has been so long, she will be sadly missed by the aged husband traveling life's pathway alone, and the daughters, Mrs. Carrie Maxey and Mrs. Eva Granger, will miss the gentle presence of mother, for a grand, good woman has fallen. Peace to her memory.
Servant of God well done.
Thy glorious warfare past.
The battle's fought, the victory's won
And thou art crowned at last.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 120862418
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Jane Fenner Smith (24 Oct 1840–26 May 1911), Find a Grave Memorial no. 120862418, citing Dunn Chapel Cemetery, Willettsville, Highland County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by DKT (contributor 47139155) .