March 10, 1895

Miss Sarah M. Leekley Passed Away Sunday Morning.

The death of Miss Sarah M. Leekley, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Leekley occured at their residence on Spring Street Sunday morning at 8 o'clock. For years she had been an invalid and for the last three years had been a great sufferer. Through many weary years of pain she bore her affliction with a sublime patience and fortitude, ever buoyed up by a strong Christian faith, and when at last her pure young spirit took flight to that better land it was a release from suffering that could never be alleviated, and the end was met with the resignation and the hope which were always characteristic of her. When first stricken by the cruel affliction she was on the threshold of a beautiful womanhood and death claimed her at the early age of 23 years. She was a member of Grace Episcopal church. The family are deeply sympathized with in their bereavement.

Friends paid the last tribute of love to the memory Miss Sarah Leekley last Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the family residence on spring Street at 2 o'clock. They were in charge of Rev. S. J. Yundt, rector of Grace church and conformed to the Protestant Episcopal ritual. A selected choir composed of Mr. T. E. Reynolds, Mr. Walter Ford, Miss Clara Reynolds, and Miss Katharine Howard sang the hyms. The selections were "Asleep in Jesus, " "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," and "Just as I am, Without One Plea." From the residence the funeral cortege proceeded to Greenwood, where interment was made. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Richard Yundt, Gus. Drenning, Ned. Kittoe, Simon Leekley and Wm. Birkbeck.

Submitted by Dori Leekley