|Augusta A. Haight Woodard
Her price is above rubies
|Again the Angel of Death has visited our town and taken for his own one of our oldest, best known and highly respected citizens.
Augusta A. Haight was born in Madison county New York, June 8, 1832 and died May 29, 1904, being seventy one years, eleven months, and twenty one days old.
She was happily married to Erastus C. Woodard in the year 1850 and moved to the state of Ohio in 1852, and in 1855 they came to Iowa and from there to Kansas in the year 1885. Since that time she has lived in the vicinity of Webber and for a number of years has lived immediately in the town. She was converted at the age of eighteen and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. She has been a member of the same until she was transferred from the "church militant" to "the church triumphant"
Her last illness continued for a period of about five months, often painful but she bore it uncomplainingly and cheerfully, comforted by the ministrations of her devoted husband and loving children who spent as much time as possible by her side.
A few weeks before her death she was removed from the old home to the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles E. Cossard, where she remained until her decease.
The funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church by the pastor. A large number of sympathetic friends gathered and bore testimony by their tears, and by the beautiful floral offerings to the love and reverence with which she was regarded.
The choir sang the old time hymns which she loved so dearly and which she had requested to be sung at her funeral service.
Truly she was one of whom the "Wise Man" said, "Her price is above rubies," A " ot her in Israel" indeed. Who can measure the influence of her Christian life.
The sun was just lighting up the morning of the earthly Sabbath when the Spirit took its flight but she leaves evidence that she has gone to the realms of everlasting sunshine and where one eternal sabbath shall be hers.
She leaves behind a husband, eight children, and an only sister who must receive inspiration to nobler living by her life of ernestness and devotion.
The remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Superior Nebraska.
Submitted by: Marian Murphy
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