11 April 1902 - 17 March 1925
Alike from the midst of the populous city and from the lonely glen, from the
abode of luxury, and from the hovel of poverty, from the bustling scenes of
crowded life and from the lounging ranks of ease and idleness, death calls
forth to his victims to the appointed doom. No one may hope to escape from the cradle to the grave, the grim monster follows our footsteps with stealthy but steady strides.
At the hour of 4 o'clock Tuesday evening he laid his hand on Opal Oxford, the only daughter of Mrs. Maude Burkhart and Charles Oxford, born in
Cave-in-Rock, Ill. 11 Apr 1902, died at Fairview commissary 17 Mar. 19125,
age 22 years 11 months and 21 days. All the loving hands and the best of
medical skill was done for the dear one, but God wanted her with him and took her spirit home.
To know her was to love her, while we are weeping here below, she is with the Redeemer in heaven, our loss is her gain. She has laid down the cross and gained the crown. Dear mother do not weep the time will be short till we, if faithful, can be with her where parting is no more. Written by her aunt.
Taken from the Hardin Country Independent-23 Apr 1925