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Death of Minnie (Storey) Graves
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: March 24, 2005 at 13:36:40
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The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, August 27, 1908

MINNIE STOREY was born February 5, 1866, three and one half miles northeast
of Liberty Center, in Warren County, Iowa, and died at her home in Indianola
August 18, 1908, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. She had attained the age
of 42 years, 6 months and 13 days.

She was married to W.A. GRAVES March 5, 1890, at her home then in Nebraska. In January 1891, they came to Indianola to reside. Five children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy. NILE, FAY and SEWARD, two sons and
one daughter with the husband now constitute the broken family circle. An aged father, one sister, MRS. IDA GRAVES, of Nebraska, and three brothers, H. B. STOREY, of Nebraska, ALBERT, of Los Angeles, Calif., and IMLEY, residing in the east, and other near relatives.

MINNIE, as she was called, was converted at fourteen years of age under the
preaching of the Rev. W.R. Harned, and united with the Methodist Episcopal
Church. Her Christian life was washed by consecration and fidelity.
Affectionate in her home and of kindly spirit in all her associations. She
possessed the esteem of all who made her acquaintance. Her dominant purpose
was to do her Master's will and help others. This spirit of helpfulness was
evinced among other things in the service she performed in the James
Whitcomb Riley Club, of which she was the originator and organizer, whose
object was ministry to the older people of the community, and these people
will recall many pleasant visits she made them in their lonely hours. She
found opportunity for service in other organizations having active
membership in the Modern Brotherhood of America, the Royal Neighbors and the

Her recent illness was characterized by great suffering. Her prayer was for
release from the agony of pain if that might be, but especially for
endurance of the Master's will. Two days before the end came she told her
husband definitely that she would be here for a short time only, for this
was to be her last sickness. The things of time began to recede and the
prospective associations of eternity to rise into near view. Earthly ties
and attachments were relaxing while Heavenly attractions were beckoning. At
times she seemed to be in communication with her sainted mother and her
infant daughter of years ago. A great yearning possessed her to go at once
to the Heavenly land tempered with the recollection that she must abide the
Master's time. In full view of her departure she suggested the arrangements
for her funeral. Nothing seemed to be omitted. But her vision passed
beyond the somber procession, the solemn rites and the saddened faces. She
saw the approvel of her coronation and welcomed its coming a sacred (*the
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March 23, 2005

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