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 Elizabeth M <I>Czcehoslovakia</I> Markus

Elizabeth M Czcehoslovakia Markus

Death 13 Sep 1924 (aged 48)
Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot A.11.01.07
Memorial ID 89311 · View Source
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Elizabeth M. Markus, dearly beloved wife of the publisher of this paper and herself associate editor of The Richfield Reaper, died peacefully Saturday evening. September 13, after a long, lingering illness which gradually sapped away her life blood. The end came peacefully and smilingly the dear patient slumbered away.

While everybody knew of the seriousness of her ailing, her death came a severe shock to the entire community. To her husband the shock was so much more severe as he not only lost a faithful, loving and early beloved wife, but a most efficient associate and co-worker in business and everything he undertook. She was a writer who not only knew how to edit the regular routine stuff of a home-town paper, but who delighted the readers with her short stories, novels and poems. In addition she also was very talented painter of solid technique and fine artistic sentiment and vision, making a specialty of painting on china.

While it was known to the family that the end was coming, it came earlier than expected and for this reason one of her daughters, Julia, residing in Oakland, California, could not reach Richfield in time to be at her bedside when she breathed her last. the other daughter, Mrs. Thos. L. Rice of Detroit, with husband and two little daughters, Betty and Evelyn, and her sister, Mrs. Ben R. Kocring with husband and son Benjamin, Jr., comforted the husband when the sad hour had arrived. Other survivers are a brother, Prof. O.P. Steinwald, and a sister, Mrs. Wm. A. Roeper, both of Baltimore, Maryland.

Funeral services were held in the Third ward chapel Tuesday at ll O'clock a.m., and the remains of the wonderful woman who will be enormously missed by all who knew her was laid to final arrest at the Richfield City cemetery.

Peace, Peace, was her last thought and the last word she uttered. May she rest in peace.


She has just passed beyond to love and to labor,
In a sphere much advanced to the one that we know.
To study, instruct, and disseminate knowledge,
To further develop and constantly grow.

This world was made better by her living in it;
Your lot and mine more pleasant became
Because of her life and the lesson it taught us--
Our great benefactor she'll ever remain.

Oh, tell me not, friends, such an intellect bright,
Fails to yet function when pulses are stilled.
When reason proclaims it endures and progresses--
Its measure in life was but partially filled.

The great and omnipotent author of life--
Life the supreme o'er what we call death--
Will not let the lesser o'er conquer the greater--
The intellect lives though stopped is the breath:

As well would the master of chisel and brush
Whom his statue and painting perfection proclaim.
Permit them destroyed by an inferior rival
And his glorious ambition be brought to disdain.

As for the creator of woman and man--
The crowning production of all His creation--
To bow in abjection to what we call death,
And yield up His glory to such innovation.

If this life were all that pertains to our being,
And all of its grandeur cease to be
When change terminates this earthly existence,
What is there in life, friends, for you and for me?

The mind and the soul of this honored departed,
Her beaming intelligence wonderfully rare,
Defy all the forces of earth to destroy them;
They live! and fate's power these cannot impair.

The words she has spoken, the thoughts she has written,
Will speak to us all as years come and go,
And thus she will live and be in our presence:
Her valued assistance we ever shall know

Our hearts are bereft by this form separation,
But hear ye this truth; she yet is alive!
Her mind and intelligence, love and devotion--
These are eternal and e'er will survive.

Henry N. Hayes

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  • Maintained by: For Get Me Not
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89311
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth M Czcehoslovakia Markus (1 Oct 1875–13 Sep 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89311, citing Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by For Get Me Not (contributor 46897116) .