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I found this obituary transcribed on Amelia Heath’s cemetery listing on findagrave.com. Amelia Perdieu was the daughter of James Perdieu and Sarah French. She is buried at the Tomlinson Cemetery in Muncie, Indiana.

Newspaper: Muncie Newspaper Evening
Date: 22 Aug 1887
Contributor: Jill Cooper Childress

“Mrs. Amelia Heath was born December 25, 1794, and departed this life 1887. Aged 92 years, 7 months, and 22 days. Her maiden name was Amelia Perdieu. She was born in the state of Maryland, and she was married to Robert Heath at the age of eighteen, and there was born unto them ten children, five sons and five daughters; of these four sons and three daughters are still living. There is also fifty grandchildren and about one hundred great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. At an early date she moved with her parents to North Carolina, and soon after removed to Indiana and she thereby became one of the pioneers of the great west, and through toil and self-sacrifice became one of the noble instruments in building up those social and religious institutions we now enjoy. Having united early with the M. E. church, she enjoyed the blessing of the Christian pilgrimage. After life’s eventful mission, in her truthfulness and worth, like a bright and gentle vision, she passed away from earth. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church, conducted by Rev. A. G. Kiger. The remains were followed by a large procession of friends to its last resting place in the Tomlinson Cemetery.”

 

Thank you for reading.

J. R. Lowe

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