Obituary for Huldah Ann Corwin Coston, 1921

From the December 8, 1921 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Huldah Ann Coston.

Huldah Ann Corwin was born in McKean county, Penn., December 13, 1836 and departed this life December 4, 1921 at her home 6 miles south west of Skidmore, where she had lived for more than 40 years. Her age was 84 years, 11 months and 21 days.

She was married to Augustus Bishop Coston about 1853. To this union were born six children, three of whom are still living, Sarah Zeller of Marion, Kan., Volney Coston of Skidmore, and Elmer Coston of Fordland, Mo. Her husband and three children having passed on before her. The children are: James and Eugene Coston, and Bell Skidmore. She leaves 19 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren to mourn her going away.

She came to Missouri in 1863 and settled near Walkup Grove in Atchison county, about 1865 or 1866, moved to Holt county, her present home, where she lived till her death. In King Grove neighborhood Aunt Huldah was loved and respected by all. She never tired of caring for her home and loved ones as long as she was able, and was always ready to help anyone in need. Her life and faith has been such that no one could question that she knew and followed the Prince of Peace. Her home was open to the homeless and she took them in and cared for them. Ten years ago her grandson, Edward Coston, came to live with her. He was married six years ago and he and his faithful wife have loved and cared for her as only a grandson and granddaughter could do. The three great-grandchildren reared in the home with her will miss the loving care of grandma.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, December 6, in charge of Rev. Reubin Barrett. Burial was in the K. P. cemetery at Maitland.

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