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Death Of Mrs. Thomas Dobson

Death Of Mrs. Thomas Dobson
Cedar Falls Gazette - Cedar Falls, Iowa
March 14, 1902
Vol.50 No.9

Lucinda C. Streeter was born in Bachelor's Grove, Will County, Illinois, on the 18th day of May, 1837. In June 1852 her father, the late Zimri Streeter, with his family, came to Cedar Falls and settled on a farm east of towm. She was united in marriage to her now sorely bereaved husband, Thomas Dobson, Nov. 12, 1863. One year after marriage she became afflicted with that dread disease, sciatica rheumatism with which she was an intense sufferer for thirty-seven long years. On Tuesday March 4th, 1902 God said "Daughter, it is enough come up higher." There were long months in which she did not leave her bed--always suffering, yet making no complaint or murmur, but patiently performing every alloted duty.

Tenderly she cared for her aged parents who made their home with her until they passed to their reward.

A most beautiful character, ministering to all who came to her as far as her frail strength would permit ever cheerful, smiling, and hopeful. She endeared herself to all who met her. One daughter came to bless their home, Miss Jessie, who has been the constant companion of this dear mother and who today mourns her irreparable loss and cannot be comforted.

Though never having been a member of the church militant we feel assured she is with the countless throngs who surround the throne of her Redeemer in the church triumphant where are the many mansions eternal in the heavens.

Truly though gone from us she speaks to us from that heavenly home telling us not to weep for her she is not dead, nor suffering more, but free from all pain, safe forever safe, with the loved ones gone before.

Dear husband and daughter, look upward, for our dear one is not in the grave; she has entered into her blessed inheritance, prepared for her before the foundation of the world. We shall all miss her, but out of our sorrow a voice speaks, "Be Still, and Know that I am God."

"We miss her in our joys and in our sorrows. She was our life, our center and our sun. And yet we would not call her back, but whisper,

Oh, God Thy will be done,

For heaven and earth are very close together. Though she is there, she is not far away. She could not leave the dear ones loved so fondly,
Even in heaven to stay.

But still her spirit, like a guardian angel, Is bending over us with her own fond care. And she brings heaven so very near us,
We almost think we're there.

A home in heaven for her of rest, of blessing, For us to wait on earth with her above. But heaven and earth are both together blending,
And over all is love."