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Lucy Murphy

DIED. -- At her home in Chesterton, Ind., May 23, , Miss Lucy Murphy, of consumption, aged 18 years and 9 months.

In the above we are told of another visit of the Angel of Death to our village, snatching a youthful, blooming flower, and thus tearing another link from the chain of a family circle. Cut down as she was budding into womanhood, by that terrible disease, consumption, suffing all its pangs, Lucy bore all patiently, and calmly, and only seemed eager for the hour of dissolution. Two years ago she struggled with the grim destroyer, and those who witnessed her death can never forget the scene. Her funeral occurred on Tuesday, from the Catholic church, of which she was a devout member. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Kroll, who paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the deceased. The services were very impressive, the pastor being ably assisted by the choir which was composed of the following members: Miss Kittie Moran, as organist, the Misses Mary and Lida Brown, and Messrs. Schaper and Gondring. After the funeral services, the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large funeral train, and gently laid away. The TRIBUNE, and community through these columns, express their heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of affliction for the parents, sisters and brothers, who remain to mourn her loss.

In Memoriam.

Come to me! How sweet thos accents falling
Ypon my heart in whisper, soft and low.
I hear my heavenly father's voice -- it's calling,
Hence Mother, weep not! I must go.

O bliss untold! O happiness unspoken,
To leave this world, where sorrow oft is known.
Earth's fondest ties by me are gently broken,
Hence Rose and Ellie do not mourn.

Father dear, no joy for me in worldly treasure,
No fleeting goods my heart entwine,
In Jesus my reward and treasure,
Since He Himself with aye be mine.

O gladly, then I bid farewell forever,
To all on earth whom I loved the best;
Nothing o'er my youthful heart shall ever,
From Him, in whom I find sweet rest.

Then do not mourn a life too brief for sighing,
For her, who brothers and sisters left behind her here,
Since soon you also shall be dying,
And thus before your God appear.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: May 27, 1886
Volume Number: 3
Issue Number: 9
Page: 4
Column(s): 2

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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