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Martha Jane McKean McBurney
July 26, 1828–November 7, 1893

The hand of sorrow has laid heavily upon the family of John McBurney because of the death of his beloved wife last Tuesday night, after an illness of many years. The deceased was well known for her cheerful Christian spirits and through all her years of suffering was never heard to complain. Being a faithful follower of Christ, she endured her tribulations with the blessed hope that when her journey through this life was ended a mansion was prepared in a better land for her everlasting abode.
Martha Jane McKean was born July 26th, 1828, in Mercer County, Pa., and departed this life November 7th, 1893, aged 65 years, 5 months and 11 days. She was married to John McBurney, also of Mercer County, on August 31st, 1848. Their union was blessed with nine children, five of whom survive, namely: Mrs. W. C. Paul, Mrs. W. H. McKean, Mrs. Wm. Coburn, Mrs. Ross Bohler, and J. W. McBurney. They moved to Iowa in 1867 where they have resided ever since.
She became a member of the church in youth and the vows then made have been faithfully kept. Further eulogy is unnecessary. Her life was a life of devotedness; her death was the beginning of greater happiness. The funeral occurred at the house Thursday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. Palmer, after which the remains were taken to Wyoming cemetery and there laid to rest.

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