Monday, February 21, 2011

Henthorn, Dennie Elizabeth

Dennie Elizabeth Henthorn

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OBITUARY: In Memoriam

Dennie E. Henthorn was born Sept. 23, 1849 near Milan, Indiana and departed this life Saturday evening March 15, 1913, at her home near Milan.

She was united in marriage, Sept. 29, 1870, to George M. Cottingham, who preceded her to the great beyond, July 11, 1894.

Three sons were born unto them, Warren of Milan; J. Frank, a missionary in the Philippine Islands; and Ray of Indianapolis, all of whom are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother.

She was converted and united with the Methodist church at Zion in 1876 during the ministry of the Reverend C.C. Edwards. Her life was one of consistent Christain living and service. For a number of years she has been an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Besides her sons, she leaves two grandchildren, six sisters, one brother and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was of an unusually kind and generous disposition always willing and every ready to assist anyone in need. She is gone from us yet the soft memory of her many virtues and kind acts will linger with us while we are on time's shores, like the beautiful twilight colors in the sky when the bright sun has set.

"Sad, silent and pure be the tears that we shed,
As the night dew that falls on the turf o'er her head,
And the tear that we shed, tho' in silence it roll,
Shall long keep her memory green in the soul."
(Source: Versailles Republican, 2 Apr 1913)

Posted: 20 Dec 2001
Reposted: 21 Feb 2011

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