MARY EMALINE SEEVERS RUSK

MARY EMALINE SEEVERS WAS BORN IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, INDIANA, MAY 20, 1856, AND PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME IN MOUNT AYR, IOWA, MARCH 12, 1924 AGED 67 YEARS, 7 MONTHS AND 22 DAYS.  ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1872, SHE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE WITH HOSEA N. RUSK AND THE HOME WAS ESTABLISHED IN INDIANA. NINE CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THIS UNION, FIVE OF WHOM WITH THE HUSBAND AND FATHER PRECEED HER IN DEATH.  MRS. RUSK CAME WITH HER CHILDREN TO MOUNT AYR IN 1901 AND WITH A COURAGE BORN OF LOVE AND DEVOTION ASSUMED THE RESPONDSIBILITIES OF THE HOME, MEASURING UP TO HER DUTIES AND RESPONDSIBILITIES IN A MANNER WHICH COMMANDED THE ADMIRATION OF MOTHER, A HOME-MAKER, DEVOTING HER LIFE TO THE REARING HER FAMILY, AND LIVED TO SEE HER CHILDREN REACH MATURITY AND ASSUME THEIR FULL SHARE OF RESPONDSIBILITY  IN COMMUNITY.  SHE MADE GOOD CONFESSION ON JANUARY 17, 1907, WAS BAPTISED AND BECAME A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN MOUNT AYR. WHILE PREVENTED BY PHYSICAL INFIRMITIES IN RECENT YEARS FROM ATTENDING THE SERVICES OF CHURCH, SHE WAS EVER DEVOTED TO THE SERVICE OF THE MASTER.  THE SURVIVING CHILDREN ARE W.H. RUSK OF WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA , MRS. MAUDE E. WILLEY AND LEONARD B. AND EARL H. RUSK OF MOUNT AYR. SHE ALSO LEAVES NINETEEN GRANDCHILDREN , ONE BROTHER, J.H. SEEVERS OF MOUNT AYR, ONE SISTER, MRS. ANNA FARIS OF MOUNT AYR, AND ONE HALF BROTHER, A.H. HARRIS OF DES MOINES. TWO BROTHERS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.  THE FUNERAL WAS HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:30 O’CLOCK P.M. FROM THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONDUCTED BY REV. S. P. WILLIAMSON, OF GUTHRIE CENTER, WHO FORMERLY SERVED THE CHURCH AS PASTOR AND THE BODY WAS LAID TO REST IN THE ROSE HILL CEMETERY.

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