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Memorial Service for Katherine Chewning

1909 -01/24/04

Survived by her children Kerina and Bill

4 Grandchildren

3 Great Grandchildren

Pro 31:10-31

Who can find a virtuous wife?  For her worth is far above rubies.  11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;  So he will have no lack of gain.  12 She does him good and not evil  All the days of her life.  13 She seeks wool and flax,  And willingly works with her hands.  14 She is like the merchant ships,  She brings her food from afar.  15 She also rises while it is yet night,

 And provides food for her household,   And a portion for her maidservants.

16 She considers a field and buys it;  From her profits she plants a vineyard.

 17 She girds herself with strength,  And strengthens her arms.  18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,  And her lamp does not go out by night.  19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,  And her hand holds the spindle.  20 She extends her hand to the poor,   Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.  21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,  For all her household is clothed with scarlet.  22 She makes tapestry for herself;  Her clothing is fine linen and purple.  23 Her husband is known in the gates,    When he sits among the elders of the land.  24 She makes linen garments and sells them,  And supplies sashes for the merchants.  25 Strength and honor are her clothing;   She shall rejoice in time to come.  26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,  And on her tongue is the law of kindness.  27 She watches over the ways of her household,  And does not eat the bread of idleness.  28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;  Her husband also, and he praises her:   29 “Many daughters have done well,   But you excel them all.”   30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,   But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.   31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates.[1]

In (John 11:25-26) Jesus said, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

     And in (John 14:1-6) Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”


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[1]The New King James Version. 1996, c1982 (Pr 31:10). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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