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Owen County Democrat, page 5
November 01, 1917

Obituary (Meek)

Jane Maze Meek, daughter of Thos. and Mary Maze, was born Jan. 29, 1836 and departed this life Oct. 24, 1917, aged 81 years, 8 months, and 25 days.

She was married to Warren E. Meek April 2, 1857. To this union were born 8 children, six boys, John W., Thomas J., Jeptha H., Lorenzo D., James S., and two daughters, Lavina and Mary. During the 60 years of married life spent in toiling together to raise the family, the death angel came but once, and that to take little Jeptha, aged 4 years.

April 30, 1893 she united with the Cataract Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Clark, and remained a faithful and devoted member until the last.

Her sickness was of short duration but great suffering. She prayed the Good Lord to take her for she was ready to go.

The real charm of her life was the devotion to her family as wife and mother. She filled (illegible) her loss an aged companion, sons, two daughters, 20 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many near relatives and friends.

Each of us have not or held in loving remembrance a glorious mother. Success and happiness do not come as a reward of ingratitude, disrespect and lack of affection for mother. THe same old-fashioned, sweet motherlove must ever be the foundation for permanent, ideal home life.

Funeral services were conducted at the home, Rev. O. F. Kaylor officiating. Interment in the Cataract cemetery.