Obituary of Grace Murray
Grace Belle Brock was born near Edgar, Nebr., November 10, 1883 and passed away at the home of her mother in Farnam, Nebr., early Sunday morning June 26, 1927. Aged 43 years, 7 months and 6 days.
In 1891, she, with her parents moved to Stockville, Nebr., where she grew to womanhood. On November 30, 1903 she was united in marriage to Charles Murray. To this union were born eight children, two having preceded her into the great beyond. The six living are: Clarence, Lille, Irene, Ethel, Howard and Francis, all but the latter residing at the family home near Ingham.
Mrs. Murray was converted to the Christian faith in March 1926 and united with the Farnam M. E. Church, to which she was a faithful and loyal member unto the end.
She was taken seriously ill last December and was operated on at an Omaha hospital on January 3, 1927 returning home January 30, but was never able to be up again. During this time she was a patient sufferer and often spoke of how she would like to attend the church services but that wish was never granted her. Instead, she was to join the redeemed throng where “Nearer My God, To Thee,” is a reality.
Her youngest daughter, Francis, her mother, brothers, sisters and an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wehrman, were at her bedside at the time of her death.
She leave to mourn their loss her six children, her mother, Mrs. Brock, five brothers, Edward, William, Robert, Ivan and Everette of Farnam and Miss Edna Brock of Farnam and Mrs. Frank Ochs of Minden, her father and one sister having preceded her in death. Besides relatives, she leaves a large number of friends who will miss her.
And so beside the silent sea
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm from him can come to me
On Ocean or on shore.
I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care. —Whittier
The Farnam Echo, 40(34):1 Thursday, June 30, 1927
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