Thursday, May 24, 2012

Obituary of Weaver H. Barnard

Obituary from unnamed newspaper:
Weaver H. Barnard
Weaver H., son of John and Elizabeth Barnard, was born in Ohio County, Kentucky, December 29 1851; died March 7, 1938; age 86 years, 2 months and 7 days. He came to Illinois in 1876, where he was married to Alice Ann Daisy in June 1890; eight children were born to this union, three of whom died in infancy.
At an early age he professed his faith in Christ and united with the M.E. Church at Bailey, where he has always been a faithful and devoted member.  He was a kind and indulgent parent, an affectionate companion, a good neighbor and a true friend.  He was pleasant in his manner and made friends with all who know him.  His companion preceded him in death, March 8, 1934.  Since that time he has made his home with his children and he passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fannie Reed, who with her husband had tenderly cared for him during his last illness.
He is survived by two sons, Henry of Chenoa and Earl of Sims; three daughters, Irene Lamb of Palestine and Fanny Reed and Gertie Jones of near Fairfield; two brothers, John and Eli Barnard both of near Sims; thirteen grandchildren, one great-grandson, many other relatives and a host of friends who will mourn his passing.
Funeral services were conducted from the Bailey Church, Wednesday morning, by Rev. John Rush, assisted by Rev. H.C. Mendenhall.  Interment was in the Bailey cemetery.
  from a newspaper clipping found in the Bible of Henry Barnard
                                   IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of our beloved Father, Weaver H. Barnard who died March 7, 1938.
Today we call sad memories
Of the loved ones gone to rest
And those who think of him today
Are those who love him best.
From Memorial card
In Memory of
Weaver H. Barnard
December 29, 1851
March 7, 1938
Services Held at
Bailey Church
Wednesday, March 9, 1938
11:00 o'clock a.m.
Conducted by
Rev. John Rush
Rev. H.C. Mendenhall
Bailey Cemetery
Casket Bearers:
Arthur Barnard
Lewis Barnard
Ralph Barnard
Elmer Barnard
Vess Barnard
Roy Barnard
Crossing The Bar
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be
No moaning of the Bar
When I put out to sea,
For tho' from out our bourne
Of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot-face to face,
When I have crost the Bar

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