Garden Grove Express Thursday, April 26, 1894 Garden Grove, Iowa
Mrs. M. R. CHERRY died at her home in this place Saturday morning at 8 o'clock after a painful illness of three weeks. Her funeral was held at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. The church was tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens.
The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Her pastor handed us for publication the following:
Mary E. C. MOYER was born in Clermont County, Ohio, April 22, 1848, just 46 years before the day of her burial. With her parents she came to Clarke Co., Iowa in the year 1856. In 1871 she was united in marriage with Matthew R. CHERRY. She bore him seven children, four girls and three boys, all of whom are living at home, except Annetta, the eldest, who is married and resides in California.
Oct. 11, 1886, during the first year of Mr. BEER's ministry in the Presbyterian church of Garden Grove she made a public profession of her faith in Christ, uniting with that church. In the full and joyful assurance of faith and hope she bade farewell to earth on the 21st of April, 1894, after more than three weeks of intense physical suffering.
The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church on Sunday, April 22, 1894, her remains lying coffined where, living, she had stood up nearly nine years before to affirm her faith in the only Redeemer of men. Rev. G. H. BENNETT, of the M. E. church, assisted Mr. BEER in the conduct of the funeral services, having kindly dispensed with the preaching service at that church in order that both congregations might unite for the occasion.