Charity’s obituary was published in Valentine, Nebraska’s The Republican of Friday, 16 October 1903.
MRS. CHARITY TUCKER EDWARDS 85
Mrs. Charity Tucker Edwards died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. R. Vandegrift, in Nance county, Nebraska, October 6, 1903, at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 6 days.
She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, November 12, 1817 and moved at the age of 18 years to Indiana with her parents. There she married to Howard B. Edwards January 6, 1840. Moved with her family to Iowa in 1864, to Kansas in 1867, to Nebraska in 1886 and to Nance county a year and six months ago. Eight children were born to her, the seven surviving are Mrs. Mattie Vandegrift, Palmer, Nebraska, Mrs. Alice Snodgrass, Mrs. Rachel Hathaway, Mrs. Mary Kidd, Councilgrove, Kansas, Mrs. Julia Ficher, Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Eph. Edwards, North Yakama, Washington, Jr. Jim Edwards, Holton, Kansas.
In 1868 she united with the Baptist church, was well versed in the scripture, a firm believer in the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ. She was a kind, loving wife and mother, and we mourn not as those who have no hope. From the evidence she leaves of an abiding hope in Christ we believe, though she is absent from flesh, she is present with the Lord which is far better. May the Lord comfort her aged husband in his sorrow and affliction and the other bereaved ones with that comfort that the world cannot give.
The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vandegrift, and was conducted by Rev. Underwood, of Archer, Nebraska. The text was Rev. 14-13 and the songs were “Nearer my God to Thee, Death is only a Dream and Thy Will Be Done.” The remains were taken to the cemetery north west of Palmer [Merrick Co.] for burial. [submitted by] Nellie Vandergrift.
Having been a resident of this city, Deceased was well and favorably known here and the numerous friends of the family in this county unite with relatives in mourning her death.