Edith Campbell Faulkner

Contributed by Jim Simmons.  Thanks, Jim

Pub. Times-Leader, June 15, 1939


        Elizabeth Faulkner, daughter of John and Elizabeth Faulkner (Campbell) was born March 14, 1858; departed this life June 6, 1939, aged 71 years, 2 months and 25 days.

        Edith was one of a family of ten children, six having preceded her in death.

        She was united in marriage to Archibald Faulkner on July 27, 1886.  To this union eight children were born, two having preceded her in death, namely George and James.

        She leaves to mourn their loss, a loving companion; six children, John of Browley, Calif., Reve of Enfield, Ill., Mrs. Lena Pribble of Anna, Ill., Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler of McLeansboro, Mrs. Verna Boster of Evansville, Ind., and Mattie of Chicago, Ill.  She also leaves an aged stepmother, Mrs. Mattie Campbell of McLeansboro, whom she loved as a mother; six grandchildren, one great grandchild; two brothers, Chalon and Joe of East St. Louis; one sister, Mrs. Ed Hale of McLeansboro, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

       She had been in failing health for some time, bearing the same patiently.  All that loving hands could do was done.  The end came suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hillard Tyler, on the evening of June 6, at 6 o'clock.

       When we think of her, we remember her as a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother and a helpful neighbor, every ready to lend a helping hand, thereby winning the love and confidence of all.  It was her pleasure to meet in life.

        She was a /Baptist in belief, but never united with any church.  Many times in life she expressed her readiness and willingness to die.  We weep not as those that have no hope, for we expected to meet her in the sweet by and by.

        Funeral services were held at Hopewell Church, conducted by Elder D. H. Knight.

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