Phoebe Arabella (Ainlay) Hann
Asleep In Jesus
Phoebe Arabella Ainlay was born January 24, 1883 at Fullerton, Nebr., departed this life February 12, 1919, age 36 years and 19 days.
Moving with her parents to Farnam when six years old, she grew up here and graduated with the Class of 1901 from Farnam High School.
In early girlhood, she united with the Congregational church on Confession of her faith in Jesus, and was a devoted worker in Sunday School and Christian Endeavor, helping much with her singing.
Phoebe Ainlay was united in marriage to Earnest Hann in 1906. To their union were born two children, Arthur and Adrian, both of whom survive.
For the past two years, Mrs. Hann has been a great sufferer, and for many weeks has been ill in the Alliance hospital and on Wednesday, February 12, underwent a surgical operation in an endeavor to regain her health. The same day at midnight the Angel of Death came with the summons to meet her Lord, and our sister obeyed the call.
For a number of years Mrs. Hann has been a faith member of the Methodist church of Alliance, having transferred her membership to a local church.
One year ago, Mrs. Hann spent the Christmas Holidays with her mother, Mrs. Ainlay, and on Sunday evening sang with her sister, Mrs. Lulu McNickle, the beautiful duet, "I Sing For I Can't Keep Silent". Afterwards she said that it had meant a great deal to sing again in the church of her girlhood, it had brought a peculiar joy to her soul. That night she testified to her abiding faith and hope and great desire to serve her Lord.
Beside the Husband and Children there are left to mourn her loss, her mother, Mrs. E.J. Ainlay and five brothers and five sisters and many other relatives and a host of friends.
The bereaved have the sympathy of the entire community.
1 Thes. 4:14-18
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the world of the Lord, that we
which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not
prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the arch angel, and with the trump of God; the
dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and
remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to
meet the Lord in the air, so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
Funeral services were held from the Congregational church Sunday at 3 p.m., Rev. and Mrs. H.H. Pollard, officiating.
Four brothers, Messrs. Ben, Will, Wat and Henry and two brothers-in-laws, Messrs Will Fitch and Harry McNickle carried Mrs. Hann to her resting place beside her father in the Farnam cemetery.
The Farnam Echo, Farnam, Dawson county, Nebraska; February 20, 1919; Volume 16, Number 00, page 1.
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