The Bloomington Telephone
Death has again removed from us one of our most worthy mothers and
sisters, Rachel Pitts Voss, wife of Emery B. Voss, who was born in
Stokes Co., N. Carolina, Dec. 10th, 1818. Removed to Shelbyville,
Ind., Sep. 1833, and to this city in 1836, where she resided until
her death, Aug. 7th 1883. She was the mother of twelve children,
eight of whom survive.
August 25, 1883
She joined the M. E. Church under the ministry of
Rev. Dr. Daily, 1836, and died in the faith in holy triumph. She was a woman of meek
and quiet spirit, "a keeper at home," a kind neighbor, loving mother
and an affectionate wife.
She was a great sufferer for nearly five months from Bright's
Disease, but bore up patiently, and death to her was an "over
coming." She has entered into the master's joy.
Contributed by John Ballard
"Spirit thy warfare is o'er,
Thy earthly probation is run,
Thy steps are now bound for the untrodden shore,
The race of immortality begun."
J. E. B.