The Heavy Hand of Death. Mrs. Mary Flanagan, the beloved wife of Mr. James Flanagan, died last Thursday morning at her home near Bakerton, this county, after an illness of less than two days. Tuesday night Mrs. Flanagan was stricken with apoplexy. The attack was very sudden. Her husband and her daughter, Miss Martha, were with her. To her daughter, she said, “Take care of little Oscar,” and then, looking into her husband’s face, she said to him, “All is well,” kissed him and lost consciousness. She never spoke afterword, and Thursday morning, with her loved ones around her bedside, the spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. Mrs. Flanagan, whose maiden name was Caton, was 48 years of age. She was one of the best of women, and her neighbors and all who knew her testify to her genuine Christian character. She was generous, warm-hearted, sympathetic and loveable, and in all the relations of life she exemplified the religion she professed. A devoted, helpful wife, a tender, loving mother, a neighbor whose charity and good deeds endeared her to all, her death has caused a loss to the community that will long be remembered and a vacancy in the family life that may never be filled. Her family is sorely stricken, and in their bereavement they have the sincere sympathy of all the people. Mrs. Flanagan is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Raleigh Moler, Mrs. Thomas Welsh, Martha, Essie, William, Walter, John, Allen, and Oscar. The funeral was held Saturday in the Bethesda Southern Methodist church, of which the deceased had long been a consistent and active member. The service was conducted by Rev. J. L. Kibler, the pastor, and was attended by a very large assemblage of sorrowing relatives and friends. The body was laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown.
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