Dollie Lucinda Deem was the sister to my granddad, Adam Whitson Deem or "Whitson" listed as one of the siblings in this obituary.Parents were Thomas and Margaret Osburn Deem.
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Obituary Dollie Lucinda Deem, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Deem was born in Green county, Aug. 17, 1870 and departed this life March 11, ’24 at her home in Gosport, Indiana aged 53 years, 6 months and 11 days.
She was united in marriage to Samuel B. Kaylor, July 21, 1898.To this union were born six children, one child, little Marie, having preceded the mother in death.
She united with the Methodist church at Cuba when, Rev. Skinner was the pastor at that place.She had been in failing health for twelve years.During all these years many times she could not attend church, but she never lost her faith in God.This faith was fully manifested during her last illness, which lasted for several months.All was done that loving hands and medical skill could do, but nothing could stay the hand of death.
During all her sickness she was ever patient.She was never known to murmur.She said shortly before she passed away that she would like to get well, but if she could not she was not afraid to die.She sang many songs a few hours before her death, among them “Jesus Lover of My Sould, Let Me to Thy bosom Fly” and “God Will Take Care of You”.
This mother was always looking to the interests of her home and family and doing many kind things for her neighbors.
Besides her own children she was mother to three step-children.All are living and bearing testimony with words and deeds that she had been a loving and devoted mother.
She was never happier than when around her fireside with her family and grandchildren and friends.
She leaves to mourn her early departure her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Iva Sink, of Warsaw and Mrs.W Dittemore of Gosport; three sons, Fred, of Warsaw; Clifford of Ellettsville and Gaylord, of Gosport.The step-children, Mrs. Chasie Guy of Paragon, Mrs. Edward Hale of Gosport and Howard Kaylor of Spencer and several grandchildren.Besides her immediate family she leaves one sister, Mrs. W. M. Petit, two brothers, Alvin and Whitson Deem and many other relatives and friends.But their loss is her eternal gain.