Mrs. Lydia Kerns Wakenight was born in Clark Co. Ohio on 2-26-1836 and died in her home in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co. Illinois on 1-29-1909, aged 72 years, 11 months and 3 days. She was married to Daniel Wakenight March, 1855, she and her husband came to Ogle Co. in 1856, which since that time has been her home. To this union was born four children: John, Jacob, Cora, and Anna died. Cora and Jacob having preceded her to that other world.

The funeral will be held on Sunday, January 31st at the North Grove Evangelical Church. She leaves a husband and two children, three sisters and two brothers besides a host of friends to mourn her loss . She was a kind and xxxxing mother, always ready to extend a helping hand to those in need . In the year 1865 she was converted and joined the United Brethren Church, and remained a faithful member till the end.

Her remains were peacefully laid to rest in the cemetery ajoining the church, by kind hands, who with their many friends sympathize with those who mourn the loss of their departed one.

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