Joseph Frank Heatwole

Joseph Frank Heatwole

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 30 Sep 1908 (aged 59)
Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Burial Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 20813944 · View Source
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Heatwole. - Pre. Jos. F. Heatwole died very suddenly of heart failure at his home near Dayton, Va., Sept. 30, 1908; aged 59 y. 16 d. Bro. Heatwole suffered from poor health for some time but had recovered sufficiently to again attend services at the house of God. On Sunday before his death he was present at the council of ministers and deacons and gave valuable assistance in formulating plans for the conference that was to meet the following week and also regarding the work in W. Va. He asked to be excused from preaching and complained that his heart was out of shape, physically. The night before his death he slept very soundly and remarked the next morning that the night had seemed very short. While dressing for breakfast he was seized with violent pain about the heart and passed away fifteen minutes later. Bro. Heatwole was born on Muddy Creek, Va., Sept. 14, 1849. He became a member of the Mennonite Church in early life and in 1880 was ordained to the ministry, serving faithfully until called away by death. He was married to Fannie Rhodes, who survives him, together with four sons - Pre. Jacob A., John E., Melvin and Enid and two daughters - Annie B Coakley, and Ina. He also leaves three brothers. Funeral services were held at the Bank Church on Sunday, Oct. 4, where an unusually large congregation had assembled. The sermon was preached by C. Good and J. S. Martin. Text, Luke 2:29, 30, words the deceased brother repeated just before death claimed him. Our departed brother was an earnest and zealous worker and much interested in the spread of the Gospel and the enlargement of the boarders of the church. He did considerable active evangelistic work and during the last year had charge of the station at Job, W. Va., where both a mission home and a meeting house were built during the year. he will be much missed in the home and in the church, but we submissively bow to the will of Him who doeth all things well.


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  • Maintained by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Originally Created by: Tom Crago
  • Added: 6 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20813944
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Frank Heatwole (14 Sep 1849–30 Sep 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20813944, citing Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery, Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .