Like a sheaf of ripened grain fit for the Master's use and without any trace of disease, Mrs. James Gardner passed peacefully away at 7 o'clock Saturday morning, Aug. 3rd.
To those who were permitted to know her intimately, she was the embodiment of graceful dignity and courtesy and once admitted into her friendship meant a friendship for life.
Her knowledge of the Bible and of English history were two very striking characteristics, being able to recall from memory almost any incident connected with English history and tell in whose reign it occurred and the date.
She was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, August 22d, 1830 and married to her surviving husband Aug. 22, 1854, thus giving a double significance to that day as an anniversary.
This has been observed for many years by the family and a limited number of chosen friends and looked forward to as a cherished privilege by those permitted to share it with them.
She is survived by the husband, three sons, Robt. of South Dakota and Wm. and Geo. of this place and one daughter who deeply mourn her loss.
The funeral services were held from her residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m., conducted by Rev. W. N. Breidenstein.  Interment was made in Fennville cemetery.

"The golden gates were opened,
A gentle voice said come,
And with farewells unspoken
She calmly entered home."