Jacksonville Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 13, 1937
A detailed story of this woman's death appears in the newspaper cited above. Her clothing caught fire from a kitchen range. The story listed her survivors as five children: Mrs. J. A. Hayes of Meredosia, Mrs. E. N. Long of the nearby Union neighborhood, Oscar Sewalt of Beardstown, Lester Sewalt of Pike County, and Edward, living at home and it was he who found his mother's badly charred body. Mrs. Sewalt was also survived by one brother and one sister, William Smith of California and Mrs. Eva Fisher of St. Louis. Her funeral was held at Concord Methodist protestant Church and six of her ten grandchildren served as casket bearers. They were Russell and Earl Long, James and Elmer Hayes, and Leo and John Sewalt. Charity met death on April 12, 1937 and she was buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery on April 14, 1937.