Mrs. M. Jennie Herman, wife of A. M. Herman of Peirce City, Missouri, after a lingering illness, died Saturday, October 7th, 1893, at the age of forty-two years, and was laid to rest in the cemetery at Newtonia on Monday, October 9th, Elder t. L. Largen conducting the services at the grave.
The deceased was born May 16th, 1851, in Texas. Her maiden name was Melissa Jennie Freeman. She was married August 16, 1868, in Newtonia to A. M. Herman.
She was a former resident of this place for a number of years, and was well known as a noble woman, a true Christian and a devoted wife and mother. Her unselfish character was shown in her every day life.
She leaves a husband and eight children, the youngest child being four years old. The deceases was a member of the Newtonia Baptist church. All who knew her feel her absence and extend their deep sympathy to the husband and to the children, who have thus had to pass through one of the greatest trials of life in the loss of a dear mother."
"CARD OF THANKS
A. M. Herman and family desire to express their heart-felt thanks, to the neighbors and friends, who so kindly sympathized with, and assisted them in the last sad duty due to her, who has left indelibly stamped upon the tablet of their hears this inscription: A loving wife and mother, faithful and true.
Upon our return from this sad service we found our home in ample order, the lamps lighted, and a nice supper provided and ready to be served. "Every good deed is its own reward," and we are made debtors. But the supper so kindly provided, was eaten in sadness by those who noticed that by accident one more plate was laid than needed and that there was "One vacant chair."
The Newton County News published by the Mize sisters in Newtonia
October 12, 1893