Eliza Jane Rector was born near Farmington, Mo., January 25, 1862, and departed this life April 20, 1905, aged 43 years, 2 months and 26 days. She was converted under the ministry of Rev. A. Jones, and united with the Apple Creek Baptist church about age 21, remaining a consistent member until death.
On October 26, 1883, she was married to W. J. Sands; to this union were born two children, Albert of Springfield, and Robert W. of this city, both of whom with her husband survive her.
Being afflicted she has been a great sufferer for the past twenty years, but in spite of it all had a bright and sunny disposition with a kind word for everyone.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. W. Spicer at the M. E. Church, South, Saturday, April 22. Interment in Rogers Cemetery.