CORRECTION. In the HERALD OF TRUTH, No. 10, current volume, page 157, in preface to article "In Memoriam," 4th line from beginning the word Amish should have been omitted.
ZOOK. On the 8th of May 1895, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Bish. Jonathan Zook, aged 85 years, 4 months and 17 days. Bro. Zook was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., from whence he moved with his parents to Ohio in his early days. He held the office of Bishop a number of years till he calmly fell asleep in Jesus after an illness of five days. On the 10th his remains were laid to rest at the Martins Creek meeting-house where a large assembly paid their last tribute of respect to a faithful servant of God. Discourses were held by David Hostetler in English and Fred Mast in German, from 2 Tim. 4: 5 8. FRED MAST.
EASH. On the 4th of May 1895, in Newbury Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Neva, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Eash (deceased), aged 13 years, 2 months and 7 days. Services at the Pleasant Valley M. H. on the 6th by J. D. Miller in German and by D. D. Miller in English. Text, Amos 4: 12.
LEATHERMAN. On the 27th of April 1895, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Sister Elizabeth Leatherman, wife of Jacob L. Leatherman, aged 55 years, 2 months and 16 days. Buried at Deeprun M. H. on the 1st of May. She is greatly missed. A place is vacant that never can be filled. Although husband and children mourn they have the consolation that she went home there to await their arrival.
HIGH. Bro. High of Plustead, Bucks Co., Pa., died on the third of May 1895, aged 79 y., 3 m. and 8 da. Buried at Deeprun on the 6th. He was a consistent brother in the Mennonite church. Many were present to sympathize with the mourning friends. He was married to Rachel Gehman the 25th of November 1849 and lived in matrimony 32 years. There were born unto them 2 children, a son and a daughter, which preceded him to the better world.
LEATHERMAN. Bro. Philip Leatherman of Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., died of old age on May the 2d 1895, aged 86 years, 7 months and 12 days. Buried at Deeprun Brick meeting house on the 7th. Many were present. His only son Anthony and wife and their daughter and her husband with two aged sisters mourn his death but not as such without hope. Funeral services by S. G. Godshall at the house from Job 19: 25 and A. M. Fretz at the church, from John 14: 6.
HERSHEY. Near Intercourse, Lancaster Co., Pa., Joseph S., son of Bro. Amos H. and Sister Susie Hershey, aged 6 y., 5 m., 11 da. Funeral services on the 14th of May at the house by Pre. David Hosteter in English, and at Hershey's M. H. by John Ranck in German, and Amos Hoover and Bishop Isaac Eby in English. Text, 1 Peter 24: 25. Little Josie was very sick nearly three weeks with pleurisy and pneumonia, although he bore it patiently and at times said he did not wish to get well. Only 4 weeks before he died he with the rest of the family followed his dear old grandmother to her last resting place. Little did we think that so soon we would follow Josie to his little grave, but so it is. God's ways are not our ways, and God knows best when to take His little jewels home. He leaves parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. 'Twas hard to part with dear Josie, but they sorrow not as others that have no hope. He was a very industrious little boy. The day on the evening of which he took sick he helped in the field.
"We had a little Josie once,
He was our darling child;
We loved him, ah, perhaps too well,
For soon he drooped and died.
We often think of his sweet smile,
His ever faithful love;
Our weary hearts he oft beguiled,
He dwells with God above.
This lovely bud so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how fair a flower
In Paradise could bloom."
Go little loved one go,
A parent's heart can tell,
And none but theirs can fully know
How hard to say farewell."
HERSHEY. Lydia, wife of Pre. Jacob Hershey, died at her home near Voltaire, York Co., Pa., on Thursday evening May 16th at 10:30, aged 63 years, 3 months and 3 days. Her remains were laid to rest on Sunday forenoon at Hershey's M. H. The funeral was very largely attended by sorrowing friends and neighbors. Services by H. H. Loose of Menges Mills assisted by Theodore Forry of Stony Brook. Text Job 8: 9.
SHETLER. On the first day of May 1895, near Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa, Bro. Joseph Shetler, aged 56 y., 2 m., 6 d. Bro. Shetler was working at his barn in the afternoon and while on his way to the house he was struck by lightning, a thunder shower having come up very suddenly. His son Benjamin was in the barn, and thinking the building had been struck hastened out, and was horrified to find his father lying on the ground with out-stretched hands and lifeless. The blow falls very heavily upon sister Shetler and her family of four sons and three daughters. Yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. Bro. Shetler was a faithful and highly esteemed member of the Old Amish denomination. The Sunday before his death he participated with us for the last time in the commemoration of the Lord's suffering and death. On the 3d a large concourse of friends assembled at the burial in Shetler's graveyard. Funeral services by Peter Breeneman and Christian J. Miller, from Matt. 24: 42 45. C. J. M.
WITMER. On the 22d of February 1895, at York, Pa., of pneumonia, Maisy Ellen, daughter of William and Mary Witmer, aged 2 mo. and 4 days. Buried at Stony Brook. Text John 11: 28. May the Lord comfort the bereft family.
MEYERS. Elizabeth Meyers was born January 17th 1816 in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., departed this life May the 8th 1895, aged 79 y., 3 m., and 21 days. Buried at Deeprun the 13th. She was a consistent member of our church. Peace unto her ashes. Funeral services by S. Gross at the house and by I. Richert and A. F. Moyer at the meeting house.
STEHMAN. On the 27th of April 1895, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart trouble, Catharine Stehman, widow of Henry D. Stehman, aged 66 years and 9 days. She was the mother of five children, one son and four daughters. The husband, the son and one daughter preceded her to the spirit world, leaving three daughters-two are married and the other one was with her mother to mourn her death. She was a kind and loving mother, and an earnest and devoted Christian. She was much interested in the welfare of the church, and her place at the meetings was seldom vacant as long as she was able to go. She always manifested much love and interest in the welfare of her fellow-men and a very deep concern in the salvation of her children. She was fully resigned to the will of God, and His promises were a source of comfort to her. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite denomination and we believe she is now dwelling in the land of rest with the blessed. Funeral services by J. K. Brubaker and Abram B. Herr. A. B. H.
SCHROCK. On the 15th of April 1895, near Middlebury, Ind., Carrie May, daughter of Andrew and Barbara Schrock, aged 9 y., 10 m. and 23 days. Buried in Forest Grove cemetery. Services by P. Y. Lehman in German, and D. D. Miller in English.
"Mamie, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day,
But beyond this vale of sorrow,
Tears will all be wiped away.
Mamie, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
PLANK. Sister Nancy Plank, wife of Deacon S. K. Plank, was born October 24th 1839, died April 28th 1895, aged 55 y., 6 m. and 4 d. She was buried at the Union M. H., Wayne Co., Ohio, on the 30th of April 1895; at which place many relatives and friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to one who was devoted to the cause of Christ-a mother in Israel. She suffered much, being sick about 14 weeks. Her sickness first began with inflammation of the bowels, and afterwards with catarrh of the stomach, and heart trouble, and at last was yet afflicted with an abscess in the liver. She was resigned to the will of God, and longed greatly to go home and be with Jesus. She greatly enjoyed singing, reading the Scriptures, and prayer, and wished us the last night of her life upon earth to sing to her of heaven,
"O sing to me of heaven,
When I am called to die;
Sing songs of holy ecstacy,
To waft my soul on high." Etc.
She left evidence behind that she died in peace, she chose for her funeral text: 1 Cor. 4: 17; 5: 1. Services by Bish. M. Horst, D. Hostetler, A. Brenneman, and Ira J. Buchwalter.
"Well she is gone, and now in heaven,
She sings His praise, who died for her,
And in her hand a harp is given,
And she's a heavenly worshiper."
HURSH. Near Stony Brook, York Co., Pa., on the 29th of April 1895, of pneumonia, Edward Wilson Hursh, aged 2 years, 7 months and 7 days. Text, 1 Peter 1: 24, 25.
MARTIN. On the 19th of March 1895, of pneumonia, Bro. Isaac Martin, aged 63 y., 2 m. and 26 d. He was born in the state of New York, and came to Wayne Co., Ohio when he was seven years old. He was married to Christina Shoup on Oct. 31, 1854. To this union were born 9 children, of whom 7 are still living. There are also 18 grandchildren, 16 living. He united with the Mennonite church in 1855 and was a consistent member until his Master called him home. He realized that his departure was near at hand, and we trust he could say with Paul "I am now ready to be offered." He was buried on the 21st in the Longenecker graveyard, at which place many friends assembled in token of respect for the deceased and to sympathize with the afflicted family. Funeral services by David Garber and David Hostetler, from Phil. 1: 21. Peace to his ashes.
BREWER. On the 16th of March 1895, in New Brighton, Pa., Sarah Civilla (Martin) Brewer, aged 25 y., 21 d. The remains were brought to the home of her father, Isaac Martin, near Mt. Eaton, Wayne Co., Ohio, her father being quite ill of pneumonia at the time. The funeral was announced for 10 o'clock A. M. and 30 minutes before ten the father died thus making the occasion a doubly sorrowful one to the mother, and companion as well as the rest of the family. Added to this one of mother Martin's children, Minerva, was very low with typhoid fever in Mahoning Co., Ohio, while one son could not be present at the funeral on account of sickness. Sister Brewer died with a bright hope and a full assurance of life beyond. She chose her funeral text several years ago, but it was not realized by her sister until the minister, by a strange coincidence or providential guidance read the text she had selected. Sister B. leaves her husband and one child 16 mo. Old to mourn her early departure. Buried on the 19th in the Longenecker graveyard, followed by a large concourse of friends. The hymn, "Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier, When I am gone," was selected for the occasion. Funeral services by David Garber and David Hostetler, from Amos 4: 12.
LABOARD. On the 13th of February 1895, at the home of her brother Daniel, at Rockton, Clearfield Co., Pa., sister Emma Laboard, aged 32 years. She was afflicted several years with dropsy and other diseases; afterward catarrh of the stomach set in, and the last 12 weeks of her life she was confined to the house and the last 2 of these to her bed. All her sufferings were borne with Christian patience. Her remains were buried at the church in the new graveyard. Funeral services at the house by the Dunkard minister John Brillhart.
"Lo, thousands to their endless home,
Are swiftly born away;
And we are to the margin come,
And soon must launch away."
HOSTETLER. Near West Liberty, Ohio. April 13th 1895, Arthur Glenn, son of David and Emma Hostetler, aged 10 months and 19 days. Funeral services on the 14th, conducted by A. Miller in English and D. Plank in German.
HERR. Our sister Susan M. wife of Newton Herr, and daughter of John and Margaret Mellinger, departed this life Monday May 6, 1895, aged 30 years, 5 months and 9 days. The departed leaves a husband, two small children, and an invalid mother who will greatly miss her service as well as her companionship. The departed had many friends, and the bereft have many sympathizers, as was manifested on Thursday May 9, when the funeral was held at the Paradise Mennonite meeting house, which, though quite large, was altogether too small to accommodate those who were present. Our aged Bro. Amos Herr gave us some words of consolation and admonition followed by Isaac Eby, who preached from Lam. 3: 31 33, dwelling upon the mercies of God, how they are offered, and also showing how they become void to us through our spurning them and substituting God's grace with forms or customs which have no power to save; thus striving to direct his hearers to the only fount of true blessing, assuring us that the Lord doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men, but will have compassion according to the multitude of His tender mercies. May the Lord grant to us all implicit faith in those promises and in God Himself, so that we can say truthfully as did Job, "Though he slay me yet will I trust in him;" ever looking forward with the blessed assurance, "we shall meet."
FIELDERS. On the 9th of May 1895, near German Springs, Oklahoma, Harry E., son of Charley and Lottie Fielders, aged 6 years, 7 months and 14 days. He was one of our Sunday school pupils. Buried in the German Springs graveyard. Funeral services by S. C. Miller and E. M. Shellenberger, from 2 Kings 4: 25, 26.
"Little Harry, thou hast gone,
On earth no more to meet us,
In heaven above, where all is love,
We hope that you will greet us."
Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah
SHANK. On the 27th of May 1895, in Howard Co., Ind., Wilson, son of Noah and Lucinda Shank, aged 3 months and 27 days. Little Wilson was a great sufferer from his birth. Funeral services on the 28th at the Zion church by A. J. Troyer in German, from 2 Samuel 12: 23, and in English by J. S. Horner. Buried in the Mast graveyard.
ROPP. On the 24th of May, 1895, near Pekin, Tazewell Co., Ill., of cancer, Bro. Jacob Ropp, aged 78 y., 17 d. He leaves his wife and 9 children, 45 grand-children and many friends to mourn their loss. He was buried on the 26th at the Union M. H. at Elmgrove. Funeral services by Joseph Buercky of Tiskilwa, and Isaac Miller of Tremont, Ill. Benj. Berkey of Groveland, and John Schmitt, in German, and by Va. Strubhar of Washington, in English, from Phil. 1: 21. The funeral was one of the largest that ever occurred in this part of the country. Bro. Ropp died in peace with God and man. J. BUERCKY.
NUSBAUM. On the 21st of May, 1895, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Christian P. Nusbaum, aged 62 y., 8 m., 13 d. Deceased was born in Ashland Co., Ohio. He leaves 3 sons and 4 daughters, 3 brothers and 4 sisters and many friends to mourn his death. He left the assurance that all was well with him. Buried at the Clinton M. H. Funeral services by J. S. Lehman. Text, "Depart, for this is not your rest."
HAGER. On the 30th of May 1895, in Elkhart, Ind., Floyd Vernon, son of Frank and Ella Hager, aged 6 y., 6 m., 5 d. Buried on the 1st of June, in Elkhart. Funeral services by J. S. Lehman. Text, "To die is gain."
GLICK. On the 23d of May, 1895, in Newbury Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Rachel Emma, daughter of David and Barbara Glick, aged 21 years, 10 months and 6 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. The remains were interred on the 26th in the family graveyard. Services at the Pleasant Valley A. M. meeting house by J. D. Miller, from Rev. 14: 13, and by D. D. Troyer, from 2 Cor. 5: 1.
SHOWALTER. On May 8th 1895, near Mt. Clinton in Rockingham Co., Va., Sister Elizabeth wife of John Showalter, aged 69 years, 6 months and 25 days. She was buried on the 10th at Weaver's church. Services were conducted at the church by Jacob R. Hildebrand, E. C. Shank and Jacob Martin, from Mark 13: 37. She was for many years a consistent member of the Mennonite church, and leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. We believe we say truly a mother in Israel has left us.
MYERS. On the 1st of June 1895, in Olive township, Elkhart Co., Ind., Mary A. Funk, (widow of the late Enos Myers, who died about five years ago), aged 67 yrs., 5 mos., and 5 days. She was born in Northampton Co., Pa., Jan. 27th, 1828, and at the age of 8 years she moved with her parents to Wayne Co., Ohio. She was married to Enos Myers in 1849. In 1854 they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., and located on the farm which is now the old homestead. There are six sons, three daughters, two sisters, two brothers and eleven grand children and many friends to mourn her death. The family were all present at the funeral except one son, who is in Australia. Her funeral was very largely attended. Services were conducted by ____ Felthouse assisted by J. F. Funk. She was a faithful member of the Brethren Church and was much beloved and respected by those who knew her. She had been in declining health for sometime. She passed away quite suddenly, and while we mourn her death we hope our loss is her eternal gain.
GINDLESPERGER. On the 15th of April 1895, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., very suddenly, Mary Ellen, only daughter of Bro. Josiah and sister Elizabeth Gindlesperger, aged 1 month and 21 days. This child died very suddenly; in the morning when they left home to visit the wife's parents the child was well, but when they arrived there, a distance of a few miles, the child was a corpse. It was buried on the 16th in the Blough Mennonite grave yard. Funeral services by Sam'l Gindlesperger and L. A. Blough.
"The little crib is empty now,
The clothes are now laid by;
I am not dead, but sleeping,
Awaiting a crown on high.
So farewell, dear, dear mamma
You nursed and watched me well;
But Jesus took your darling
So mother, dear, farewell.
And farewell, dear, dear papa
You to your bosom pressed
Your child, your Mary Ellen dear,
Who now has gone to rest." Sel. by HER MOTHER.
THOMAS. On the 30th of April 1895 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Iona May, daughter of Silas and Lovina Thomas, aged 2 yrs., 1 month, 26 days. She was buried on the 1st of May in the Thomas Mennonite grave yard. Funeral services by Samuel Zimmerman and L. A. Blough. Little May had suffered for several months but her sufferings are now over and she is at rest.
AMSTUTZ. On the 28th of May, 1895, near Orrville, Ohio, Sister Sarah, wife of Solomon Amstutz, of consumption, at the age of 31 years, 4 months and 9 days. She leaves a husband and 4 small children to mourn the loss. This is the third funeral from that family within 9 months. She had selected her funeral text from 2 Tim. 4: 6 9 from which services were conducted by Bish's Henry Horst, Jacob Nussbaum and John K. Yoder.
MILLER. On the 30th of May, 1895, near Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., of consumption, Ida Miller, aged 17 years, 7 months and 11 days. Sister Ida very patiently bore all her sorrows and her afflictions. She gave her heart to Jesus two years ago, when the brethren J. S. Coffman and J. P. Smucker were holding a series of meetings at this place. She was a devoted young sister. She will be greatly missed both in the church and out of church, although she said that if God would again grant health unto her that she would do up her work early and then take her Bible and go to some secret place and read her Bible and commune with her Lord. She was adopted into the family of brother Noah Schrock, her mother's husband. Her mother died about twelve years ago. On the 31st the remains of Sister Ida were followed to the A. M. meeting house by a very large concourse of people. Services were conducted by E. A. Mast in German, from Ecc. 12: 1 7, and J. S. Horner in English, from James 4: 13, 14. She left good evidence that she is safe in the arms of Jesus.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled!
A place is vacant in the church and home;
Which never can be filled.
"Go to thy rest, fair Ida,
Go to thy dreamless bed!
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessing on thy head!"
BASINGER. On the 28th of May, in Mahoning Co., O., of inflammation of the bowels, Ira, son of Jacob and Lydia Basinger, aged 20 years, 6 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 30th at the Oberholzer M. H. where services were conducted by Allen Rickert and John Burkholder. He had been in the vigor of health until about a week before his death. Being a bright boy, kind, gentle and seemingly of a faultless disposition, he had gained a wide circle of warm friends which was attested by the fact that perhaps never before had as many people assembled on any occasion at the Oberholzer church as were present, to pay their last tribute of respect at his funeral. But with all this he came to realize that even the highest moral character alone will not save, and his desire to be baptized and received into the visible church of Christ was granted, and his bereaved parents and only surviving brother, as well as his many friends, can well soothe their sorrows with the assurance that he is at rest. He left this message for them, that they should tell his comrades and young friends also to come to Christ and meet him in heaven, and that they should try and work more for Jesus than he did. Now young friends, will you not for his as well as for Christ's sake heed his dying request and accept his invitation to come to Christ, to live and work for Him while in the vigor of youth and still others may join in with you to meet him in the glory world. M.
DOSTER. On the 3d of May, 1895, at the home of John Bender, in Rothville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jacob Doster, aged 56 years, 11 months and 13 days. He suffered over fifteen years of spinal disease. He was received into the Mennonite church two months before his departure.
GOOD. On the 18th of May, in Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Catharine Good, widow of John Good, aged 65 years, 9 months and 5 days. She was a victim of bronchial consumption. She had been in feeble health since last fall, and was confined to her bed the past 8 weeks. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral took place on the 21st. Interment at Eby's meeting house. Services were held by Elias Nolt in German and Bishop Isaac Eby in English. She leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn her departure.
EICHER. On the 9th of May, 1895, in Washington Co., Iowa, of consumption, Leon, son of Christian and Anna Eicher, aged 1 year, 10 months and 17 days. Buried on the 10th at the Emanuel church. Services by S. Gerig, in German, and D. D. Graber, in English.
YODER. On the 27th of May, 1895, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Gracie, daughter of Alpheus and Barbara Pletcher Yoder, aged 8 m., 24 d. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 29th. Funeral services by Noah Metzler and J. S. Coffman. Text, "Of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Family researcher's note: "YB1345311 - Gracie Yoder Ed5/27/1895 Elkhart Co.,IN - Aged 8months & 24 days (Burial by parents)" - Karolyn Roberts
REEB. On May 25, 1895, near Lund, Decatur Co., Kansas, of lung fever, Charles, infant son of Charles and Frieda Reeb, aged 3 months and 10 days. Buried on the 27th in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Services by C. C. Schrock, from Psal. 39 and J. C. Birky, from Mark 10: 13 15. Another rose has faded, to bloom in that better land. A. S.
BYER. On the 24th of April, 1895, near Stouffville, Ont., Mary, wife of the late Samuel Byer, aged 91 years, 7 months and 24 days. She was buried on the 27th in Wideman's graveyard, where a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed sister. Peace to her ashes.
REAMAN. On the 31st of May, 1895, in Toronto City, Ont., Jemima, widow of the late John Reaman of Markham Township, aged 88 years and 9 days. She was buried on Sunday June 2d in Wideman's graveyard where a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay the last respects to the departed sister. The funeral sermon was conducted by Samuel R. Hoover, from Amos 4: 12, and Gabriel Heatwole, from 1 Thess. 4: 13 18.
FORTNER. On May 30th, 1895, near Freeport, Ill., of spinal meningitis, Ellis Dorwin, oldest son of John and Rozella Fortner, aged 14 years, 6 months and 24 days. Buried June 1st in the Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services conducted by Aaron Loucks of Scottdale, Pa., and Christian Snavely. Text, Matt. 24: 44, a large assemblage were present to sympathize with the bereft family. We hope their loss is his eternal gain.
Our family circle now is broken,
Since our Ellis dear has gone;
In our grief, our hearts have spoken,
"Lord, Thy will, not ours, be done."
Hard it was indeed to part
With one so bright and young in years;
But Jesus soothes our aching heart,
And in His love doth dry our tears.
The Lord in love us Ellis gave,
The blossom that we loved so well;
And Christ the Lord who came to save,
But called him home with Him to dwell.
The child no more to us can come,
And in the family circle meet;
But in that blest, eternal home,
We hope in joy again to meet.
SHENK. On the first of June, 1895, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart disease, and dropsy, Harry W., son of Christian and Anna Shenk, aged 13 yrs., 10 mo., and 1 day. Buried on the 4th at the Petersburg Mennonite church. Services were conducted by Benjamin Hertzler in English and John Landis in German. He leaves his parents, two brothers and one sister to mourn their loss; also his neighbors and friends, yet not without hope. A few hours before he died he called the family to his bed-side and said he would like to see them once more; then kissing them he said "Good night," then fell into that sleep that knows no waking. The Lord in His infinite love has simply transplanted their dear little Harry as a tender plant out of this dark world of pain, sorrow and sickness to that home beyond, there to join the throng of the redeemed and to unite in singing God's praises as he had often done in the Sunday school of which he was a member, and where he will be sadly missed, as his seat was seldom vacant when health permitted him to go. May the parents, as well as the Sunday school pupils, look beyond the gloomy shades of this life to a better home and may they be prepared that when they are called they may leave this world with the assurance of meeting Harry "where the surges cease to roll."
"Though we lay down our darling to sleep with the dead,
And water his grave with the tears that we shed.
Hope's tender blue violets spring up from our tears
And flourish to gladden the dark vale of tears."
Leaf by leaf the roses fall,
Drop by drop the spring runs dry,
One by one, beyond recall,
Loved ones say farewell and die."
*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah.