Posted By:Deborah Brownfield Stanley
Subject:Miss. Lavine A. McHarness ~ born Gaines, New York
Post Date:February 13, 2002 at 20:25:41
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Decatur County Journal
December 9, 1915

Miss. Lavine A. McHarness was born November 14, 1859, at Gaines, Orleans County, New York, and departed this life November 29, 1915, at Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa. At the age of two years she moved with her parents to Lawrence, Van Buren County, Michigan, and in 1876 removed with her parents to Lamoni, where she has since resided.

She was baptized into the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints at Hartford, Michigan. She lived a faithful Christian life unto the end. She leaves to mourn her departure, an aged mother, three sisters and one brother, namely; Mrs. Frances Drake, of Hartford, Michigan; Mrs. Mary Williams, at present at Lamoni, Iowa; Edward McHarness, of Leon, Iowa, and Mrs. Rose Wiley, of Colony, Kansas, and other relatives besides a host of friends. She was laid to rest in the Sweet Home Cemetery near Lamoni and was buried beside her father and two sisters, who preceded her to the great beyond.

The funeral was conducted by John Smith, the sermon by Elder Elbert Smith and prayer by Elder Henry Stebbins.