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From the Painesville Telegraph, transcribed by teen volunteer, Ray Julian and submitted by Sally Malone.
Died. Paine-At her residence in LeRoy, Ohio, Saturday evening, Jan. 17th, 1880, Harriet N. Paine, aged 65 years. Relict of the late Henry Paine.
She was the mother of ten children, all of whom survive her but three were with her in her last hours. She died in the same house were she was brought a happy bride forty-six years ago. It has ever been her home, and never was a home crowned by the presence and influence of a more faultless life. Her death, although sudden, was not wholly unexpected. For some time she had been troubled with heart disease and six or seven weeks ago she experienced a slight shock of paralysis, but since that time and until the morning of Jan. 13th, she was remarkably well. On that morning she arose with her usual health, ate a hearty breakfast and within an hour was stricken down with a severe shock of paralysis. She lingered with her children and friends till Saturday, being conscious and able to converse most of the time. She murmured "Farewell" to her weeping children, and at seven p.m. her gentle spirit took its flight.
So soon? But yesterday she smiled
And met us at the door with welcome home.
And all the greetings given to her child
Told only motherís love and love alone.
So Soon! To-day the closed eye
And bosom heaving not with fevered breath,
Tell us lifeís work and care are all laid by;
The Motherís love and heart are stilled in death.
O Love! cling fast unto thy dead!
Not to the dear form laid beneath the willow,
Not to the dear face and the silvered head,
Peacefully resting on the casket pillow,
But unto motherís life! The life of pain,
Yet glorified by christian trust and love,
Rich legacy while life and time remain,
Her childrenís beacon light to worlds above.
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