The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, July 26, 1906
MRS. R.A. ADAMS died at her home in this city, last Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock after a brief illness, aged 73 years, 6 months and 27 days.
ROSE ANN REIGLE was born at Cadix, Hamilton County, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1832. She came with her parents to Van Buren County, Iowa, in 1848, and was united in marriage to MR. FINLEY ADAMS, in Madison County, Iowa, in 1857, coming to Chariton in the fall of the following year, and has resided here ever since. Her husband enlisted during the rebellion at Eddyville, in 1861, in Co. I., 7th Iowa Vol. Inf., and immediately went to the front. He was wounded at Corinth, Miss., in 1862, and died in the hospital in St. Louis on Dec. 5, 1863. Thus she was bereft of companion in early life and was left to cope with the world's affairs alone, but she proved equal to her task and has, during all these years, cherished his memory in solitude, and when her children were small, cared for them with a mother's devotion, sparing no pains for their comfort and welfare.
She was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church and united with the congregation in Chariton in the earlier years of its existence and remained steadfast in the faith to the end.
Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday, conducted by her pastor, Rev. McCollough, who paid a tribute to her memory befitting her life and experience. She and her two sons, P.L. and R.F., resided at the home place, and besides these, the two orphaned children of a friend enjoyed its comforts, the MISSES CORA and ETHEL WOOD, who feel keenly the loss of what was to them a mother and councelor, they being of tender years. Many kind neighbors were present ere the consignment of her mortal remains to the tomb but she lives in their memories as one who ever bore her part well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our appreciation and thanks for the generous assistance of neighbors and friends in the late illness of our mother, for the many kindnesses shown in the darker hours of bereavement.
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