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Lucy Ripley Worster
November 20, 1825–September 13, 1909

Resident of Jones County for 56 Years

The funeral of Mrs. Lucy Worster, whose death was noted last week, was held at the family residence near Langworthy last Thursday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. M. A. Breed, of the Congregational church of Monticello.
Mrs. Worster had been a resident of Jones County for 56 years, and had lived during all of that time upon the farm where her death occurred. The maiden name of the deceased was Lucy Ripley. She was born in Winchester, New Hampshire, November 20th, 1825. She was married in that state June 26th 1845 to Selim Worster.
She was the oldest member of a family of thirteen children, of whom four survive. These surviving brothers and sisters are John and Henry Ripley, Mrs. Miranda Hildreth, and Mrs Julia Scott.
Mrs. Worster's family was nearly as large as that of her parents for she was the mother of 11 children, ten of whom survive. All of the surviving children were present at their mother's funeral. The surviving children are as follows: George C. Worster, Ottosen, Iowa; John M. Worster, Emporia, Kansas; Waldo A. Worster, Fort Scott, Kansas; Aldin E. Worster, Algona, Iowa; Chios S. Worster, Emporia, Iowa; Miranda S. Dunn, West Bend, Iowa; William J. Worster, Ottosen, Iowa; Hattie J. Clark, Cass township, Iowa; Cora A. Walters, Cass township, Iowa; Henry F. Worster, Langworthy, Iowa.
Mrs Worster was a good mother who found the greatest pleasures in the life to be those that came from a ministry to the wants of her children. She found peace in work and the performance of the daily duties that crowded upon her life. Until a short time before her death she did her own housework. She earned the reward of a faithful, trusting, serving woman, who left a strong influence to radiate through her children.

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