Death is always sad to contemplate; even when its victim is the infant. Who's life has just began, or in one who has reached the allotted three score years and ten; but when we see one who is just blushing in to womanhood, and who's earthly sojourn has been sufficiently long to entwine by her many lovable qualities around the heart of relatives and friends, it is very sad and touching; the subject of the above remarks, Miss Cara Schlosser, aged 19, died Dec. 28th, 1886. She was born in Otesego, Michigan. She came to Nescatunga with her mother and father a little over a year ago, and by her estimable qualities has made many warm friends. Her illness was brief and after suffering intensely for twelve days, died with congestion of the brain. Cara as she was familiarly called, possessed many rare qualities of mind and heart, and an unusually bright and sunny temper; this combined with many social characteristics made her the life of her circle of friends, and light of her own home. The stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community, and all that could be, was done to help bear the burden of their grief--
Yes, there is one more angelic bliss;
One less to cherish, and one less to kiss.
Miss Cara Schlosser, of this city died Tuesday evening, after an illness of about twelve days, and was buried Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the house and at the grave by Rev. F. P. Smith. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral. Young spirited yet of a modest, retiring disposition. She was respected and loved by all who knew her. She was master of the printer's art, and for a while published the Western Kansan at this place. She assisted on different occasions in getting out the Enterprise, and always did her work faithfully and well. It seems sad that one so young, so lighthearted and gay should be cut down so soon. One can hardly realize that she is gone. Truly may it be said that God's ways are past finding out.
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