The  Bloomington  Telephone
August 25, 1883
Page 4
          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.
          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.
"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.
Contributed by John Ballard

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