Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, January 29, l925
MALINDA HEADLEY, daughter of JAMES and SARAH HEADLEY, was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, September l4, l842, and departed this life January l4, l925, at the age of 82 years, three months and fourteen days. She was united in marriage to DAVID A. LEMLEY, also of Greene County, Pennsylvania, January l, l865, and to this union were born eight children, six of whom are living and mourn the death of their kind and loving mother. Two children died in infancy. The living children are: JAMES V. LEMLEY, of Leon, Iowa; SADIE DE BOLT, of Kellerton; IDA BASSINGER, of Maloy; LOUCRETIA WILEY, of Leon; MYRTLE and CLARA LEMLEY, of Maloy. She is also survived by JOHNNY LEMLEY to whom she was a mother since he was two years of age, and one brother, WILLIAM H. HEADLEY, of West Jefferson, Ohio; ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in girlhood and has never ceased to love and trust in her blessed Savior and rest upon His promises.
She moved to Iowa in October, l868, and settled in Benton Township, Ringgold County, on the farm where she lived ever since. She had lived a widowed life since l907, her husband having passed on to rest at that time. She has been an invalid for more than a year and has been cared for by her daughters, MYRTLE and CLARA, who did all that kind and loving hands could do to relieve her suffering. She bore her sickness with uncomplaining patience and was ready and willing to go when the time came.
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