Mrs. J. J. Adcock whose maiden name was Dianna Emmaline Dalton was born in Macoupin county, Illinois, January 20th 1851.
The Angle of Mercy came Wednesday at 12 o'clock April 23rd, 1919 and silently folded her in his arms and said " You havepatiently suffered long enough. I have a beautiful home in Heaven for you" and carried the spirit back to the One Who gave it. aged 68 years , 3 months, and 3 days.
A stroke of apoplexy which was followed by a lingering illness of many months was the cause of her death.
She was united in marriage to James J. Adcock October 2nd, 1870. To this union was born 7 children, two having died in infancy.
The much loved and faithful husband, two sons, John L. and Wm L. Adcock, living near Orlando, three daughters, Mrs Ada Fisher of Gueydan, Louisiana, Mrs Wm Wagner of Orlando and Mrs Mary Stumpff of Clearwater, Oklahoma and six grandchildren are left to mourn her death.
She was converted and united with the Baptist church at the early age of 16 years.
After her marriage, she and her husband moved to Nebraska where they lived until January 1894, when they came to Oklahoma and settled on a farm north of Orlando, in which vicinity they have since resided.
Mrs Adcock was a Mother of Mothers. "Now, there by the cross of Jesus His mother."
What a precious legacy she has bequeathed to her children and grandchildren.
She sang the songs of infinite love into their souls as they rested from fatigue of play.
It was her who lifted their faces to heaven and taught them to love Him Who alone can confort in this the saddest hour of life.
Being endowed with the true spirit of Motherhood she never "ate of the bread of idleness".
Doing the many things incident to this mother's life was not considered by her an abridgement of liberty, a disparagement of her dignity, nor inconsistent with her repose.
A matchless heroism was ted in this motherlove.
It was evidenced in hours of sickness and times of trial, not alone with her family, but with all her friends and neighbors.
An inspiration and love that can never change. "A flower of perpetual bloom. Time bridges no folding pedals.
Her going was like a bird that spreads its wingfs for that last flight which instinct had told to make, without falter or doubt, as to the direction or ultimate destination.
Her entire thought was for those who would sorrow over her departure.
Conscious of the approach of her death she delivered messages of love and cheerfulness expressing regret to leave her family and yet happy in the obedience of God's command
She announced that she was ready and willing to answer the call.
[Obituary courtesy of Jimmy Wall]