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Mrs. Margaret Tillery


A Good Woman Gone

Died, at Barry, September 24, 1885, Mrs. Margaret Tillery, widow of the late Albert Tillery, aged about 60 years.

She was the daughter of Maret Tillery, formerly of Liberty, now of Kansas, and was born near Liberty; was married to Albert Tillery in 1847, and settled in Platte county, near Barry, in 1848. In 1860, professed faith in Christ and united with the Christian Church, living a useful, pious and Godly life, and died a Christian death. With a heart glorified by love, she was ever faithful in the attention to the sick or distressed. She was the last of a circle of Christian ladies drawn together by bonds of good neighborship and kindness. She leaves 3 sons and 2 daughters, grown to manhood and womanhood, to mourn an irreparable loss. For a number of years, she was a diligent student of the scriptures, and while the oldest, the best scholar in her Sunday school class. A large concourse of friends followed her to her last resting place; and in the absence of a minister, Eld. Dan Carpenter held the usual funeral services. She has gone to the reward of the faithful in Christ Jesus.