Date of Death: 17 Jul
Subject: Mary Susan Pendleton
Source: Andrew County Republican, 27 Jul 1876, p. 1
This is the second time that we have been called to record the death of a member of our Grange, and one who was highly esteemed by each member. She held the office of Flora in the Grange.
One who prized our Grange has ceased from among the toilers of our vineyard and is not, for God hath taken her. Mary Susan Pendleton, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Pendleton, was born 1855, and grew up near Savannah, Mo. She was just budding into full womanhood, and would have soon reached her 21st year, but death cut short a beautiful life on the evening of May 17th. A devoted daughter and sister, a true and loving friend, beloved by all. The Grange in whose membership she died, manifested marked attention, favors and sympathy, toward their beloved and highly appreciated sister, and family, during her sickness. We must trust that the sense of loss, which must be keen indeed, will be compensated by higher than earthly consolation.
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal!"
[Several resolutions of sympathy by the Grange follow.]
M. R. Hardin, Jennie Martin, M. J. Barr, Com.