Note discrepancy between death year on the headstone and the death year in the obituary.
Maryville Republican (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, January 25, 1883
Mrs. Maria Awalt was born in Adams county, Ohio, August 12, 1821; was married to Mr. Wm. Awalt in 1841; died January 13, 1883.
She has lived near Pickering, Mo., for many years. she joined the M. E. church when quite young, being converted at a camp meeting in her twentieth year. For over forty years she had lived a consistent Christian life and for the same length of time, a devoted wife and mother. Her Christian life was quite undemonstrative, sincere and earnest. Her life was peculiarly devoted to her home; finding in the care of those whom God had given her, a rich field of Christian usefulness.
Mrs. Awalt has been quite feeble during the past year and spent a short time in Iowa, hoping to recuperate but the fell disease, consumption, had marked her for its prey. She returned home to die. To the last her reason presided, she being conscious of the approach of death and was ready to go. To the writer, a short time before her death, she said all was bright. To her bereaved husband, a few moments before her death, she said let me go. Her choice of text to preach her funeral from, was Rev. 14th chap. 13th verse: "Blessed is the dead, etc.," which was preached by the writer at her residence, January 19. Rev. Wm. Cowley.
Contributor: Julia Johnson (47176433) • [email protected]
Wife of William
William Henry Awalt
1819–1888 (m. 1841)