Edith May Medders

Edith May Medders was born May 18, 1883 in Jefferson County, ILL. and died 
June 26, 1911, at 9 o'clock A. M. at her home 1017 South 6th St. of 

She married April 13, 1902 to Fred D. Moore.  To this union to 
sons, Leland 6 years old and Granville, 1 year old. Edith was converted to 
Christ several years ago, at old Lebanon church, at a meeting conducted by 
Rev. Ewing of the Free Methodist church. The last few months she grew 
stronger in faith and lived a most devoted Christian until the Lord said it 
is enough; come up higher. 

Through all her suffering she was not heard to complain of her condition; 
often saying, "I don't let anything bother me. I am perfectly resigned to 
his will." While conversing on the subject of death she said, "If it is God's 
will for me to go, I am ready.  Of course I would like to live to raise my 
children, but I want God's will to be done."  Her last words were, 
"I am nearly home." 

She leaves besides a bereaved husband and two little boys, a mother 
Mrs. Eliza Medders; one sister, Mrs. Mary Roney, and three brother, Gus, 
Norrill, and Grover and a host of relatives and friends.  Her father and 
one sister preceded her to the Great Beyond. 

The obituary that I have was left to me by my father Leland Moore, Sr. and is 
written in his hand.  It was probably copied from one that an uncle, Gus or 
Wm. Brian Medders, had.  

Submitted by: Leland Moore, Jr.

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