1854 Dec 4: Born to
Noah Good and
Franses Culp. (1)
1887 Aug 25: Dies of "malarial fever." (2) "Buried on the 27th, in the Catlin grave-yard" (2) near Peabody, KS.
A Tribute to Nancy
Nancy Good, died August 25th, 1887, in Marion Co., Kansas. At the age
of 16 Nancy Good united with the Mennonite church of which she lived
and died a faithful member. Shortly after uniting with the church she
was stricken down with Epilepsy. Of this dread disease she suffered
for sixteen years. After years of suffering she seemed cured of the
spasms which had hitherto prostrated her, but her mind was
weakened. At last she was taken with a fever that in less than three
weeks ended her life.
She always seemed resigned to the will of God, and often expressed her
longing to go home to God. She said to her Sister Lydia that she had a
presentiment that her time in this world would be short. Several times
she remarked that she did not feel as though she would live long. On
one occasion she said it would be a great pleasure to her if she could
be permitted to see the return of Bro. R. J. Heatwole
and family, with whom she has
been staying for the past 6 years until they took their journey east,
at which time she came home to live with her father.
While on her death-bed she was greatly concerned for the
church, to which she was devotedly attached, and seemed to have a fear
that it was drifting too near the quick sands of pride and worldly
conformity. She asked her friends that they should all work with her
against this evil, and expressed a hope that our ministers especially,
would labor earnestly to keep the church within the limits of the
Gospel. Most earnestly did she admonish her sister's daughters to
avoid all display in dress.
These were the dying requests of our dear sister, and though we may
pass them lightly by, they are nevertheless worthy of our
consideration. Though the dark waters seemed wide and deep, she slowly
and calmly passed over and now we can rejoice and praise our dear
Savior who has so tenderly and lovingly borne her weary spirit to the
home she longed for, and where we can meet her again if we faithfully
trust our Savior. Oh, for an inheritance in that home above, where we
may be reunited with our dear departed friends!
Written by her SISTER.
Tribute quoted from (2). -- dg 2012 Apr 9