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Mrs. Thomas F. (Minnie) Scott
Transcribed by Linny L. Rebman

Published July 6, 1911

Mrs. T. F. Scott
Minnie Bodenhamer, youngest child of Franklin and Jeanette Bodenhamer, was born in Rushville, Ill., Oct. 20, 1870, and died at the home of her mother, June 23, 1911; aged 40 years, 7 months and 24 days.
She was married to Thomas F. Scott, Feb. 5, 1889.  To this union three sons were born-Eddie, who died at the age of nine years; Thomas and Robert, who with the husband, mother and three sisters, are left to mourn the loss of one who was unselfish in the extreme, never thinking of her own pleasure, but ever seeking the good and happiness of those who were near and dear to her.  She was anxious to live to see her boys, on whom her hopes were centered, grow up to useful manhood, but God in his wisdom has willed it otherwise.
Another victim of the "Great White Plague" has fallen.  The sickness was characteristic of the disease-a slow wasting away, a gradual breaking down of the life forces during weary months of battling, marked by many vigorous and hopeful rallies.  But relapses came on, each time bringing the sick one a little lower and a little weaker, and on Friday evening at 5 o'clock the beloved wife and mother finished her life's journey and passed to shores of that better land.  The end of the long and painful struggle is another proof that no matter how long we have watched the sure approach of death, felt it's certainty the final stroke, that its coming is none the less sudden, a surprise and a dreadful shock.  Henceforth no sickness nor anxiety nor sorrow will ever more disturb her.  The dear companion of years has gone, and who can ever fill the mother's place?  Alas! alas! is it all of Life? Ah, no!  There's somewhere a fairer shore. where bands long parted shall clasp once more; a beauteous land in the far away, where light and joy will ever remain and the soul its long lost treasures regain.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday afternoon, conducted by Dr. Royal W. Ennie. and the residence of Mrs. J Jeanette Bodenhamer; interment in the city cemetery.




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