The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 26, 1881
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          At twenty minutes past twelve o'clock Sunday morning, at the residence of her daughter,  Mrs. Levi Bookwalter,  Mrs. Henry Neff passed from the shores of time to the presence of her savior.  Mrs. Neff was born near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the year 1805, and was therefore in the 76th year of her age.  In 1832 she was married to  Henry Neff, who died some fifteen years later.  Leaving her native place in 1832 she resided in Ohio until 1864, when she removed to this city, accompanied by her daughter Mrs. Bookwalter, and resided here until her demise.  She leaves three children to mourn her loss;  Mrs. Ann Waggoner,  who resides near Mt. Pisgah, this township;  Mr. Daniel Neff  and  Mrs. Levi Bookwalter. She was sick but one week, and her death was a natural one--worn out.  Mrs. Neff has been a consistent and faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over half a century, and since her residence in this city has at all times, when her health allowed, been identified with the work of the church in the salavation of those around her.  Always gentle, with a heart overflowing with love for all, and abounding in charity for the erring, she made friends wherever she made acquaintances, and all who came within reach of her influence took knowledge of her that she had been with Jesus. In her case it may be truly said:  To Live with Christ, but to die was gain.  The funeral services took place at the residence of Mr. Levi Bookwalter, on East Mechanic street, at 10 o'clock a.m., Tuesday morning, Rev. J.G. Chafee, officiating.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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