from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky
Thursday, October 26, 1905
The death of Mrs. Mary Eliza Vandivier came not unexpected but is universally regretted. Another loved and honored member of Berea Church has gone to enjoy the reward promised to the faithful. Her beautiful life closed peacefully Saturday night, October 21st, as the Sabbath morn was being ushered in, the angel entered, ushered her sainted spirit away. With that calm resignation that characterized her life, she met death bravely, for she was the embodiment of all virtues that go to make a consistent Christian woman, and was ready to go and meet her savior. Her life was an open book, filled with good deeds, for all living, loving and beloved, she gave her time and talents for the good of those about her, and to the advancement of religion. A large assembly of kindred and friends attended her funeral at Berea, Monday at 10:30, while the presiding ministers, Revs. Jones and Brewer, consoled the bereaved with the assurance of meeting this sainted mother and sister. One son, Mr. Lee Vandivier, and wife, with one little granddaughter, Bertie Coleman; four brothers, Messr. C. S., John, Sam and Holman Vanarsdall, survive her, as all her immediate family who are left. The interment was beside her loved and lamented husband, Mr. Coleman D. Vandivier, in the quiet church yard where her nephews gently bore her to await the resurrection.