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Ibie Louise Brakeman

Memorial Resolutions.

The "Woman's Foreign Missionary Society" of the M. E. church, in Valparaiso, Ind., at its last monthly meeting passed the following preamble and resolutions:

WHEREAS, Our beloved sister in Christ, and President of our organization -- Ibie Louise Brakeman -- has been taken from us by death.

Resolved: 1. That in the death of Sister Brakeman our society has lost a strong supporter and a wise leader; the church a most exemplary, laborious, and self-sacrificing member; society at large a bright and shining light; and the Methodist Itinerancy a worthy, intelligent and unusually efficient helper. She was a true lover of all who loved Fod, and her devotion to the church found apt expression in these lines of Dwight:

For her my tears shall fall;
For her my prayers ascend;
To her my cares and toils be given,
Till toils and cares shall end.

Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heavenly ways;
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.

2. That in the loss of our President, upon whose wisdom and energy we so confidently relying for guidance and help in our work, we are taught the need of a firmer and more absolute dependence on God alone to direct and prosper us in our efforts to spread abroad His Truth.

3. That in the sudden and unexpected death of our Sister -- who has gone from labor to eternal rest, and from the scenes of worship below to join the songs of the redeemed in the home of the angels -- we hear again the voice of God bidding us to "do quickly what our hands find to do" and to heed his warning: "Be ye also ready!"

4. That we deeply sympathize with our beloved pastor and daughter, and the other relatives, and assure them that we feel with them their great loss; and, while they feel that not till the veil is rent which separates time and eternity can they meet the sweet Christian Spirit whose presence so cheered them in their earthly pilgrimage, yet, in "the Sweet By and By" they shall meet again where sorrow and death can never come. May the blessed assurance comfort them in their afflications.

5. That these resolutions be published and a copy furnished to the bereaved family and friends. "Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints."

By order of the society.

Valparaiso, May 21st, 1879.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: May 29, 1879
Volume Number: 23
Issue Number: 22
Page: 3
Column(s): 6

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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