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Jacksonville Daily Journal, Dec. 25, 1916


Mrs. Susan Angel Passed Away At Home of Daughter in Moweaqua - Funeral At Ebenezer church Tuesday Afternoon.

Mrs. Susan Angel, widow of the late John Angel, died at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hardin Jordan in Moweaqua. Mrs. Angel suffered a fall last summer while visiting her son in Decatur and was confined to a hospital in that city. After recovery she remained for a time at the home of her son and then went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jordan in Moweaqua to spend the winter. A week ago Sunday she contracted a heavy cold which developed into pneumonia which caused her death.

Susan Smith was the daughter of John and Mary Smith and was born in Hickman county, Tenn., May 19, 1827. She came to this state with her parents at the age of ten years. The family settled first on a farm near Arenzville. Later they moved to the Ebenezer neighborhood where they resided until 25 years ago when they moved to Jacksonville.

Married in 1844.

She was united in marriage Jan. 4?, 1844, to John Angel. Her husband and four children preceded her in death. The following survive: Mrs. M. E. Cully and Mrs. S. W. Black of this city. Mrs. C. W. Martin and George Angel residing north of the city, Thomas Angel of Decatur, Mrs. Hardin Jordan of Moweaqua, Mrs. M. A. Foster of Bloomington and Edward Angel of St. Louis. The deceased leaves one sister, Mrs. Louis Yeck, Concord; two brothers, John Smith, Maroa, and Joseph Smith, Kansas. There also are a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren surviving.

Early in life Mrs. Angel and her husband united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church. When they moved to the Ebenezer neighborhood they united with the Ebenezer M.E. church where they held membership for 35 years. Upon removal to Jacksonville 25 years ago they placed their membership in Centenary church where Mrs. Angel held her membership at the time of death.

Mrs. Angel's life was a beautiful example of Christian living. She was for years a teacher in the Sunday school of Ebenezer church and was a member of the Missionary society. Upon becoming a member of Centenary church she took an active part in the work of that church where she was a faithful member of the Missionary society.

Thru all the years of her fruitful life Mrs. Angel devoted herself to the work of humanity. Wherever there was sickness or distress she was always one of the first to respond. She was beloved by all who knew her and her going will bring sorrow to many hearts.

Funeral Tuesday.

The remains will arrive over the Wabash this afternoon at 5:11 o'clock and will be taken to the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Black, 826 West College avenue. Friends wishing to view the remains may do so by calling at the residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Ebenezer church with burial in the family lot in Ebenezer cemetery.

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