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Waverly Journal, June 5, 1908

Mary Ida Holmes was born Dec. 30, 1870, near Waverly, Morgan county, Illinois, and died at her home in Scottville, Macoupin county, May 29, 1908, at the age of 37 years, 5 months and 29 days. She had lived in and around Waverly all her life. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, nine children and one grandchild; her mother Mrs. G. T. Holmes of this city; five brothers, John, Edward and James F. Holmes of this city, A. T. Holmes of Altamont, Kan., and Charles Holmes of Hart's Prairie, and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Groves of this city, and Mrs. Laura Carmean of Roodhouse, Ill. She was married to William Turner Feb. 23, 1891. She professed religion in 1898 and joined the M. E. church, South, at Waverly, Ill.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Whick never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven."

Rev. J. O. Kirkpatrick of this city, conducted the burial service at the Turner Cemetery where interment was made.

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