During her girlhood days she was a leader in the song service at the Christian church at Sherburnville, Illinois, later confessing her faith in Christ.
On September 1, 1864, she was united in marriage with Cyrus Hayden, traveling life's pathway together until her husband preceded her to that Great Beyond July 15th, 1923.
During this time, with the exception of two years, they lived in West Creek Township, moving to the old homestead in May of 1867, where their daughter Mrs. William Einspahr and husband now live, then only a prairie, and began farming on 80 acres.
Two sons and three daughters were born to this union; Loren W. and Flora, died in childhood.
She leaves to mourn her departure, Mrs. Myrtle Einspahr, Thuel and Mrs. Mamie Gorball, with their families, consisting of four grandchildren; also, two brothers, Jasper Cleaver, of Kankakee, and Maurice Cleaver, of Joliet, with a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church of Lowell, on Friday, November 12th, at 1 p.m. Rev. J.B. Dunkleberger, of Sheldon, Ill., preached the funeral discourse. Interment was made in the West Creek cemetery. Wm. Sheets had charge of the burial services. The following acted as pallbearers: Ernest VanAlstine, Jodie Hayden, Merritt Hayden, Merritt Kelsey, Llewellyn Smith.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank those who furnished cars and flowers, also the singers, kind friends, neighbors and relatives for their services and kind words of sympathy during the sickness, death and burial of our dear mother.
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