Mother and Daughter Buried Side By Side


Henrietta Junius, wife of Jesse B. Litsey, 1870 – 1917.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, December 11, 1917

Saturday morning death came to release the suffering of a very splendid young wife and mother when Mrs. Jesse Litsey passed away.  Her illness dated back many months, from the time of a critical attack from complications, and though she rallied somewhat at the time, her health was broken and she has gradually given way until her condition became acute last week.  She was before her marriage, Miss Etta Junius, daughter of Mrs. Henry Junius, and has always lived in this community where she was greatly loved by all who knew her.  At an early age she united with the Baptist Church and her funeral was held there Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Rev. M. S. Clark, of the Methodist Church conducted the services, as Dr. Athey, the pastor, was ill.  The interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Besides her husband she is survived by four children, Mrs. William Cooper, of Paris; Mr. Junius Litsey, of Pennsylvania; Miss Phoebe Litsey and Mrs. Leroy Litsey, of this city, and also her mother, Mrs. Henry Junius, and two sisters, Mrs. T. S. Marimon, of Nicholasville, and Mrs. Junius Herd, of New York City, all of whom were with her at the last.  Mrs. Marimon came from Nicholasville to attend the funeral, and Mr. and Mrs. Junius Litsey arrived several days ago.


Susan Bell, wife of H. Junius, 1843 – 1920, Spring Hill Cemetery

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, June 4, 1920

The many friends of the family were grieved Wednesday to learn of the death of Mrs. Susan Bell Junius, who passed away at the home of her grandson, Mr. Junius Litsey, at Ambridge, Pennsylvania, following a stroke of paralysis.  She had been in New York all winter with her daughter, Mrs. S. J. Herd, and was returning home and stopped on the way to visit the family of Mr. Litsey, where she was stricken about ten days ago, and her daughter, Mrs. T. S. Marimon, of Nicholasville, was summoned to her bedside.  She passed peacefully away at an early hour Wednesday morning.  Mrs. Junius was the widow of the late Mr. Henry Junius, for many years a prominent business man of this city.  She has been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, and lived up to her Christian belief as truly as anyone ever did.  Home loving, and devoted to her church, these were the two supreme interest of her life, and her devotion and self-sacrifice as a wife and mother is a rich heritage left her children and grandchildren.  The remains reached this city Thursday night and the funeral will be held today (Friday) at 10:30 a.m. at the Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. H. Athey.  The interment will be at the family lot in Spring Hill.  Surviving her are her two daughters, Mrs. T. S. Marimon, of Nicholasville, and Mrs. S. J. Herd, of New York, the other daughter, Mrs. Jesse Litsey, having passed away a few years ago.  Her grandchildren are Miss Henrietta and Mr. Robert Marimon; Mrs. William Cooper, Miss Phoebe Litsey, Messrs. Junius and Leroy Litsey.

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