"I AM READY TO GO"
Said Patient Sufferer
Mrs. Jennie Antrim passes away in Middleburg
Funeral at M. P. church Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Jennie Antrim, relict of Homer Antrim, died of cancer Saturday evening at 6 o'clock at the family home in Middleburg. She was the daughter of the late John Milledge and wife and was born in Champaign county near Mechanicsburg, Jan. 1, 1872. When she was a child her parents moved to Middleburg and there she attended school and became a member of the M. P. church.
In the month of November, 1891, the deceased became the wife of Homer Antrim. Their home was in Marl City when he was connected with the Marl City Cement Works, soon after marriage, and a year or so later they moved to Colorado. They did not remain in the West very long and returned to Marl City where Mr. Antrim died on March 31, 1904, in young manhood, leaving his wife with four little children. Of a brave and courageous spirit Mrs. Antrim determined to make a home for her family and returned to Middleburg, her old home, and there her three sons and one daughter grew up and called her blessed, for she was a noble good mother and devoted her life to home and family.
When failing health came Mrs. Antrim entered a hospital in Columbus and there underwent an operation. For a while she seemed better but when some two months ago she again became ill it was realized that her malady was incurable. She was bedfast only a few weeks and patiently bore her suffering. She said she was ready and willing to answer the Savior's summons and passed away firm in her belief in the promises of Him whom she had followed and trusted.
"You have done all you could do for my relief," said Mrs. Antrim to the loving children and sisters, "but I must go." She was faithful as a member of the M. P. church and a woman of sterling traits.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Antrim, as follows: Rex Antrim, son-in-law of Mrs. Dow Aiken, of this city, living on a farm near Middleburg; Harry Antrim, employed by Sparks & Hamilton, Bellefontaine; Amon (Pete) Antrim, who lives at the family home, Middleburg; and Mrs. Irma Heath, of Middleburg.
The sisters living are, Mrs. Ella Connelly, Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Libbie Pool, Columbus; Mrs. Mollie Van Gordon, Marion; Mrs. Rebecca Bowers, Bellefontaine. Two sisters preceded Mrs. Antrim in death.
The funeral services will be held in the M. P. church in Middleburg Tuesday morning at 10:30, Rev. Mr. Beery conducting them. Burial in the Middleburg cemetery.
Another Jennie Milledge Antrim Obituary
Jennie, daughter of John and Matilda Milledge, was born near Mechanicsburg, O., Jan. 1, 1872, and departed this life June 24, 1922, aged 50 years, 5 months and 23 days.
She was united in marriage to Homer Antrim, Nov 23, 1890. Four children blessed this union, namely, Mrs. Irma Heath, Rex, Harry, and Amon [Pete] Antrim. The husband preceded her in death March 1, 1904. By labor and self denial she kept her family of little ones together, until they were grown and able to minister to her comfort in her last years.
Early in life she united with the M. P. church at Middleburg. Her faith in Christ enabled her to meet life's difficulties with calm undaunted courage.