The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, February 20, 1908
CORDIA M. MCCORKLE was born near Green Castle in Putnam County, Indiana, Jan
5, 1869, and departed this life in Logan, Iowa, Feb. 13, 9:30 p.m., 1908.
Most of her single life was spent in Marion County, Iowa, in the town of
Columbia. Here she was educated and taught school for seven years. It was
in Columbia where she was married to W.N. GRAVES Jan. 12, 1893, by Rev. L.B.
Carpenter. The first two years of her married life were spent on the farm
near Newbern, Ia., then for three years lived in Indianola, Ia., where her
husband attended college, she also taking some work in the college at that
Here her husband joined the Des Moines Conference and was assigned to the
Modale charge in Harrison County. After spending a year in the work there
served the Riverton charge two years, Randolph two years, Fifth Ave. Council
Bluffs three years, and one year ago last fall came to Logan.
She was converted when a child 10 years old and joined the M.E. Church and
has lived a consistent Christian life. She took her place as Pastor's wife
in these charges and had the interest of the Lord's work on her heart. She
had an active interest in all the church work and rejoiced in the success of
the work. she was a woman of rare qualities, bright mind, conversant on
many topics. She was a lover of home and had a welcome for all who came.
She spoke many times of the kindness and thoughtfulness and care that the
people so abundantly showed, said she never saw such people.
Four sons came to bless this home, WM. EVERETT, HAROLD NATHAN, WALDO NEIL,
and EDWIN HOWARD. These sons can never get away from the impression of her
teachings. She was a great comfort to her mother, she being the oldest in
her home as her father died when she was only 5 years old she felt the
responsibility of her place and filled it well. She has been in poor health
for over three years of heart trouble. Six weeks ago she had pneumonia and
never fully recovered from it. She knew the time of her departure was near
at hand, spoke of it at times and said she was willing that God's will be
done. She died not seeming to suffer much pain. The last moments of her
stay were moments of victory, said she was fully trusting in Jesus and that
He was all to her.
She leaves a husband and four sons, a mother, two sisters and one brother.
The funeral service was held in the Logan M.E. Church, Saturday, at 2:30 p.m
, conducted by A.E. Griffith P.E., who preached the sermon, assisted by Dr.
C.L. Nye of Woodbine, and Dr. A.E. Buriff of Missouri Valley, who spoke at
the services. The church was filled with people, fourteen ministers acted
as honorary pall bearers, the active pall bearers were Geo. McCold, T.N.
Berry, J.E. VanScoy, J.P. Creager, Chas. Wright, John Hunt, J.H. Johnson.
Those who attended from a distance, many from Council Bluffs, Chas. Graves
and wife of Perry, Iowa, J.W. Graves of Carleton, Neb., J.A. White and wife
of Chariton, Iowa. Interment was in the Logan Cemetery. The floral
offerings were many and beautiful.
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January 27, 2005