Mar 272012

From an unidentified newspaper clipping dated Oct. 21, 1885:

"Mottice: —
Died near Waynesburg, Oct. 7, 1885, Mrs. Elizabeth Mottice, widow of the late John B. Mottice, deceased, aged 75 years, 5 months and 3 days.

"Again has the golden ring been broken; again has the pale horse and his rider invaded the family circle, this time claiming as his own a dear aged mother. One by one the leaves are falling. The deceased with her husband was among the early pioneers of Stark County, having spent most of their lives near Waynesburg.

"She was a woman possessed with more than ordinary qualities of mind, deeply sensitive of the suffering of others, and never so happy as when able to relieve them. Possessing in a great degree that parental love which knows no bounds — never enjoying herself so much as when in the midst of the family, with all its members around her. the needy were never turned away without having their wants supplied if it was possible for to do it. Being of a more than ordinary kindness of disposition, she won a warm place in the hearts of all who knew her.

"She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg for almost fifty years, living in the full enjoyment of the Christian religion, and on the 7th of October, fell asleep, in the arms of her blessed Redeemer, and breathed her life out sweetly.

"Waynesburg, Oct. 21, 1885."