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Pettis County, Mo., Obituary

Sedalia Daily Democrat
Wednesday, May 19, 1875


In Pettis County, on the 12th inst, of pneumonia, Mrs. Mary J. Dorrance, consort of Isaac Dorrance, in the 29th year of her age.

She was a kind companion, an affectionate mother, an accomodating neighbor, and was respected by all who knew her. Elder A.P. Thornhill preached a very appropriate discourse to a large and attentive audience, from the 27th verse of the ninth chapter of Hebrews: "And it is appointed, unto all men once to die, but after this the judgement." After the sermon the funeral services were conducted by the Grangers (as she was a patron). She leaves a bereaved husband, four children, and many friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss.