The many friends of Mrs. A. B. Loveless were greatly shocked and grieved to learn of her death which occurred suddenly in Carlinville last Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. She had been feeling ill and went to the Macoupin hospital for an examination. While in the hospital she suddenly expired from a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Laura Adcock, was born October 11, 1870, at Girard. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adcock.
The deceased was united in marriage Dec. 24, 1889, with Alex B. Loveless. For many years they resided on a farm in South Otter township. Some five years ago Mr. and Mrs. Loveless retired from the farm and moved to Carlinville, taking up their residence at 403 North Broad street. They are the parents of the following children, who with the husband survive the wife and mother: Mrs. Weyland W. Alexander, of Bloomington; Mrs. W. B. Glassbrenner, of Alton; Miss Beatrice Loveless at home; two sons, Herbert Loveless and Ernest Loveless, residing north of town. One son, Otis, died at the age of 2 1/2 years. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren; 5 sisters and one brother, namely: Mrs. John Quarton, Hornsby; Mrs. Walter Lair, of Carlinville; Mrs. Elijah Meads, of Nilwood; Mrs. John Cloud, of Girard; Mrs. Mary Gardner, of Mountain View, Mo.; Mrs. Pella Rae Loveless, of Carlinville; John Edward Adcock, of near Litchfield.
Mrs. Loveless professed a hope in Christ early in life under the ministry of Rev. Asa Stamper and Rev. W. A. Wright at Pleasant Dale church. Later she moved her membership to Hickory Point Baptist church and remained a member of that body at the time of her death.
The death of Mrs. Loveless brings sadness to her family and friends. She was a loving mother and devoted wife. She found her greatest happiness in her home and her family and found joy and satisfaction in extending a helping hand to her neighbors and friends in times of distress.
Brief funeral services were held fom the home at 10 o'clock Friday morning, conducted by Rev. J. F. Breen, of the First Baptist church. Regular services were held from the Emmanuel Baptist church, Rev. William Gaither, of Jerseyville, and Rev. Wm. England, of Girard, officiating. There were a large number of sympathizing friends in attendance at the last rites and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
Appropriate hymns were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wheeler, Miss Violet Wheeler and Roy Dawson.
The remains were laid to rest in Mayfield Memorial Park. The honorary pallbearers were: Charles Klaus, Dick Dunn, Percy Cookson, John Anderson and J. E. McClure. The active pallbearers were: Clarence Graham, A. C. Brown, Charles Denby, Frank. E. Wilson, Henry Schoenherr and Bert Weller.
The angels came
With silent tread
And gathered round
Our mother's bed.
And to that shining home above
They bore her in their arms of love.
Our Father doeth
All things well,
Although our hearts
With sorrow swell,
We'll meet again
Where comes no night,
We'll meet again.
In realms of light
We'll meet our loved one
Among the blest,
Farewell, dear mother
Sweet be thy rest.
Card of Thanks.
To all our friends who extended aid and sympathy to us during the illness and after the death of our beloved wife and mother, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Their kindness will ever be remembered.
A. B. Loveless and Children, The Brother and Sisters.