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AMANDA E. HARTLEY MAPLE

AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS, MRS. J. W. MAPLE, WHO HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH FOR SOME TIME, PASSED AWAY LAST SATURDAY MORNING.  THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO O’CLOCK AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH IN CHARGE OF THE PASTOR OF THE DECEASED, AND LIFELONG FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. BURIAL WAS IN ROSE HILL CEMETERY BY THE SIDE OF HER HUSBAND WHO DIED THREE YEARS AGO.

AMANDA E. HARTLEY WAS BORN IN GREEN COUNTY, PA., JULY 7, 1853. AT THE AGE OF ELEVEN YEARS SHE CAME WITH HER PARENTS TO RINGGOLD COUNTY WHERE SHE HAS EVER SINCE RESIDED.

SHE WAS MARRIED TO J. W. MAPLE IN 1880. TO THIS UNION SIX CHILDREN WERE BORN, ONE OF WHOM DIED IN INFANCY. THREE SONS SURVIVE HER, CHARLES OF SHANNON CITY AND CLAUDE AND FRED OF MOUNT AYR  AND TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. WILLIAM POLLEY OF DELPHOS AND MRS. JENNIE VEAL OF IDAHO.

SHE WAS CONVERTED IN EARLY LIFE AND UNITED WITH THE BAPTIST CHURCH. UPON COMING TO THIS PLACE SHE BECAME A MEMBER OF THE MOUNT AYR BAPTIST CHURCH, WHICH RELATIONSHIP CONTINUED UP TO THE TIME OF HER DEATH. SHE WAS A QUIET, HOME LOVING WOMAN, BELOVED BY HER FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS.

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