Note: Passed Away February 7,1975 Song: "Rock of Ages"
Scripture: Psalm 121--I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Prayer: Our Father, we thank you for this Psalm which assures us of your care and your protection and your watching over us throughout the days of our lives and even into eternity. Heavenly Father, we pray that now in this day that is very difficult for all of us that you would strengthen our hearts that we might feel your presence in our lives and that your spirit might lift us up and encourage us. Even as we sorrow and even, Heavenly Father, as the pains of loss and seperation are great, we pray that in the midst of our hearts, you will be there to reassure, to comfort, and to give strength. Again, we thank you for this Psalm. We thank you for your Word to us and we pray that it might indeed lodge in our hearts and minds today. These things we pray together today in Christ's name. Amen.
Obituary: Ida Lura Whitman, daughter of John and Mary Brown Whitman, was born January 19,1897 in Brighton, Missouri and departed this life February 7,1975 in the Cedar County Memorial Hospital at the age of 78 years and 18 days. She lived in Brighton, Missouri until 1920. In that year she was united in marriage to Mr. C. E. Hanna in Argonia, Kansas where they made their home until 1928. At that time they moved to Colorado. In 1948 Mr. and Mrs. Hanna moved to Bolivar, Missouri and then in 1955 to El Dorado Springs.
Mrs. Hanna was coverted to the Christian faith at a very early age and, along with her husband throughout the years of her allotted life, was a very active and faithful church member. At the time of her death she was a faithful, respected, and loved member of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs. In 1955 Mrs. Hanna lost her eyesight but, as all of you who are acquainted with her know, she remained very active and very cheerful the remainder of her lifetime. Her Christian influence was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lura, and her parents. She is survived by her companion of the home; one sister, Mrs. Alice Griffiths of Bolivar, Mo.; one brother, Bill Whitman, of Pritchett, Colorado and also by nephews, nieces, and other relatives.
Song: "I Come to the Garden Alone"
Message: Some of the most magnificent scripture, to me, in the Bible is found in the Book of I Peter in the first chapter. I would like to share this with you and make them the basis of my comments to you this afternoon. =============================================================================
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