Lena <I>Bishop</I> Austin

Lena Bishop Austin

Death 20 Jul 1937 (aged 45)
Burial Iron, White County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 149298497 · View Source
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Like a bolt out of a clear sky came the shocking news of the death of Mrs. Lewman L. Austin who, with her husband and children had gone to Dermott, Arkansas to visit his mother Mrs. Lear Austin
A visit that had been planned with eger anticipation ended prematurely in grief and bitter desolation for the husband and family of seven children, whose ages range from a baby less than two years old to the eldest a boy of fourteen.
Mrs. Austin was troubled with a sore throat and went to her family physician to ask his opinion about going on the visit. He encouraged her to go as there were no serious, visible symptoms.
After their arrival she wrote to her mother, Mrs. Sarah Bishop that she would enjoy the visit in that pretty country after she recovered from the annoyance of her sore throat.
That was the only word that came from them untill the message was received that told of her death Friday night.
Since her death it was learned that while Mrs. Austin was doing some last minute shopping she confided in some one that she did not feel equal to the trip but with characteristic consideration for her family she concealed her discomfort rather than dampen the ardor for the visit, the first the entire family had planned together.
The prominence of the immediate family in their farming community, northeast of town the Bishop family in Norris
City and the extensive acquaintance of Mr. Austin in connection with such civic affairs as high school, telephone system and farm bureu, elicited the sincere regretAnd sympathy of all these associates,
The bereaved family and the remains of the wife and mother arrived about three o'clock Sunday afternoon. The house and yard were filled with relatives and friends ready to offer condolence and render assistance.
Lena Austin, daughter of William W. and Sarah L. Bishop, was bborn in White County, Illinois, in which county she lived her entire life, on January 5, 1892, and entered into peaceful and eternal rest July 30, 1937, while on a visit being at the time of her passing 45 years 6 months and 25 days of age.
She was united in marriage August 24, 1921, to Lewman Austin. To this union seven children were born, namely, Ivan Maurice, William Glenn, Bernard Lee, Cyril Kenneth, Lena Fern, Margaret Alice and Edward Noel. Besides the husband and seven children she also leaves surviving her, her mother, Sarah L. Bishop of Norris Cith, four brothers, Jess of Pittsburh, Illinois, Elton of Elgin Illinois, Claud and Rolla of Norris City, Illinois, four sistersMrs Bertha Pool of Marion, Illinois Mrs. Elsie Mossberger of Nort Baltimore, Ohio, Mrs Eva Newman and Mrs. Ellen Harlow of Norris City, Illinois. Her father William W. Bishop and two brothers, Elvis and Lawrence, preceded her in death.
Early in life she professed faith in christ and united with the Powell Baptist Church near Norris City, later transferring her membership to the Ditney Ridge Missionary Baptist Church near Norris City and she remained a faithful member to the end of her life.
Lena and her devoted husband have worked hand in hand in the battles of life and to her husband and maltitude of friends, she was a lovable and matchless character. She loved her home, with a love that was indeed inspiring. She was happest when in and about her home and sharing its blessings with her family and friends. The high esteem in which she was held in her community was made evident by the continuous stream of friends and neighbors who called at the home to pay their last respects to this dear one.
Shame, Pretense, deceit and hyprocrisy wery violently disdained and hated by her and were certainly not possesseed nor pratised by her in any degree whatever.
To all who survive and especially the bereft family, we offer in conclusion the following; "It is sad indeed to consign to the tomb the body of one we love so dearly, but surely this sadness is tempered and made bearable by the thought and belief that we are not compelled to part with the spirit that animated and made alive the temple of clay known as the body".
We bury the brain that planned and worked for others; the tongue that spoke words of love and encouragement; the hands that were ever extended to those in need and the feet that ran where duty diredted, but the spirit that ruled and dominate all rises victoriously over the grave. As we journey along life's highway, we halt again and again to bid farewell to some fellow traveler. In the ordinary course of nature the parents of a family die first, then the brothers and sisters follow, and finally the children cross to the unkonwn realm beyond. One by one, from the loving family circle, the gems drop away, until death, which we so much at first fear, loses its power to affright us, and the ever increasing numbers of loved ones on the farther shore, makes us at first willing and perhaps later anxious to join them.
Funeral services were held at Heralds Prairie Church Monday August 2nd, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. D. F. Marlin of Grayville was the officiating minister and Rev Otto Catlin also had a part in the service.
Special numbers were sung by the Norris City Quartet, composed by Mrs. Willie Henson, Miss Beulah Muriel Catlin and Orus Hill.
The many beautiful floral pieces were carried by close friends among women and young ladies. The pallbearers were Elmo Hill, Tom Forrester, Humbert J. Phelps, John DeBoard, G. Cutis Blacker and Fred Carroll.
Those who came from a distance to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs Welver Austin and Mansell Austin, Dermott, Arkansas; Mrs. W. J. Mossberger, North Baltimore, Ohio; Elton Bishop, Elgin Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Leo L Pool and children, Marion, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bishop, Pittsburg, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs Will Kendall, Harrisburg; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Spence, Anna, Illinois; Frank McGhee, Mrs. Mollie Shain, Mrs. Cora Sanders and Mrs. Edith Culbreth, Carmi, Illinois.

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  • Created by: Stephen Catlin
  • Added: 15 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149298497
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lena Bishop Austin (5 Jan 1892–20 Jul 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149298497, citing Old Prairie Cemetery, Iron, White County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Catlin (contributor 48610748) .