Mary Jane Orndoff Fordyce Obituary

Died, Nov. 4, 1897, at her home on Hargus Creek, near Woodruff, Pa., Mrs. Jane Fordyce, wife of Silas Fordyce, aged 55 years. The deceased was a great sufferer, having lingered many months with pulmonary trouble.During her protracted illness there was not a murmur or complaint. She faced death with calm resignation and christian fortitude. She united with the family of God many years ago, since which time she lived a devoted and consecrated life. The pure, sweet, spotless life which she leved clearly evinces the fact that she had availed herself of the riches of the indwelling Christ. She was a woman of strong convictions, constantly in the path of duty, lending a helping hand to suffering humanity, with an unstinted hand she fed the poor, in trouble she was a peacemaker, in sickness she was both a physician and a mother. Like her Master, she fed all with whom she came in contact on the milk of human kindness. The Christian church at Willow Grove, of which she was a member, and the entire communityh fully realize that they have sustained an irreparable loss, but meekly and in sorrow submit to the rulings of Him who doeth all things well. She leave a father, stepmother, five sons, four daughters and a devoted husband to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian chapel by Elders Larimer and Jobes, after which interment took place at the Fordyce cemetery.

Waynesburg Republican, November 18, 1897 (Greene County, PA)

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