Decatur County Journal-Iowa Thursday, January l7, l9l8
MARY FRANCES FOXWORTHY was born in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana, September 24th, l847 and departed this life January 8, l9l8 at her home one mile south of Pleasanton, Iowa.She was the daughter of MASON and MARY ANN FOXWORTHY.She, with her parents came to Mercer County, Missouri in October, l854.They settled on a farm in Lindly Township.
When she was about thirteen years of age the family moved to Pleasanton, Iowa, where she attended the public school.She acquired a good education after which she taught school for a few years.
October 2nd, l870, she was married to BENJAMIN L. MARK, who survives her.To this happy union three children were born.The eldest dying in early infancy.The two surviving are the daughter, MISS EMMA, who teaches in the west and LAWRENCE MARK, who with his family, reside on his farm east of Pleasanton.
Beside the immediate family, she is survived by two brothers and sisters, DR. O.W. FOXWORTHY, of Leon, Iowa; VICTOR E. FOXWORTHY, of Winston, Mo.; MRS. A.L. LESANT, of Kellerton, Iowa and MRS. A.E. JORDAN, of Lineville, Iowa.With her at the time of her death was her husband and children, her favorite granddaughter, BERNICE, her brother, DR. O.W. FOXWORTHY, and her two sisters.
MRS. MARK was converted in early life, and united with the Methodist Church.She was a loving and faithful wife, a kind and affectionate mother.She was especially fond of her grandchildren, with whom she took great comfort and pleasure.Her many neighbors and friends attest to her kindness of heart.During her illness which lasted for several years, she displayed great courage and patience and showed wonderful vitality.When she realized that she could not longer endure, she willingly accepted the inevitable and peacefully slept her life away.
The funeral services were held at the C.U. Church in Pleasanton, Iowa, January l0th, l9l8, at l:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. W.E. Shugg, Pastor of the M.E. Church, Davis City, Iowa.A few selected hymns were sung by the Crawford Quartette.The body was tenderly laid to rest in the Hamilton Cemetery, at Pleasanton, Iowa.