The Life of Alice Jane Gardner
Obituary, Mrs. Alice J. Gardner
Alice Jane Walton was born on the second day of December, 1853 at Rensalear, Indiana, and closed her earthly pilgrimage at her home in Olathe, Thursday morning, June 23 aged 67 years, 6 months and 21 days
On the 17th day of March, 1874 she was united in marriage to Nelson T. Gardner, at Pleasant Plains, la, For 27 years this man and woman walked together in holy wedlock, until in 1901, the husband was taken since which time the widow has carried the responsibilities of leader-ship in the home.
Mrs. Gardner was the mother of seven children, six of whom are living and were present at the funeral. These are Rev. Augustine Gardner, pastor of the Presbyterian church Clinton, Kan.; Henry, Cora, Frank and Jesse of Olathe; Clarence, of Bartlesville, Okla. Charles died nine years ago.
The illness of the deceased covered a period of one year but not until recently was she confined to her bed. The end came peacefully. A day or two before her death she expressed to her pastor her confidence in the promises of God. This is but as it would naturally be when we recall that when a child she began her Christian life so that all of these years she has been in the fellowship and service of the Master thus preparing for this journey which all must take.
Well could she say with the Psalmist, "Though I walk through the valley or the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou are with me, thy rod and thy staff they com fort me."
The funeral was conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. V. Burns, from the Methodist church, and the body laid to rest in the Olathe cemetery.
June 30, 1921
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