Mrs. Charles Plopper died of cancer after a long and painful illness March 12th, at the home of her son, aged 60 years, 1 month and 24 days. She is survived by her husband, three sons and one daughter, Mrs. Melvin H. Plopper, of Constableville; Francis A., Ray D. and Mrs. Carrie Hunt, of Lowville; also five brothers, Henry Bradt, Rial Bradt and Erwin Bradt of Lowville; Chas. Bradt and Frank Bradt, of Martinsburg. The funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. George B. VanDyke officiating; internment in the old cemetery at Lowville.
Our clear mother has left us,
She has gone to her heavenly home;
She is sleeping with Jesus, her Saviour,
She has left her dear husband alone.
She has left us and gone home to Jesus,
Where she is free rrom all toil and care;
She is patiently waiting and watching
To welcome us all home over there.
She is sleeping with Jesus, at rest from all fears;
How sad are our hearts, our eyes dimmed with tears;
The trial is passed, she is free from all pain,
Singing praises to Christ; our loss is her gain.
And when her tasks assigned were done,
And sure reward was near at hand,
The silent angel hovered near
To bear her to a fairer land.
With heavenly anthems floating near,
And rest, eternal rest in view,
The soul enraptured hastens home,
Rejoiced to bid us all adieu.
Source: Obituary, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, March 19, 1903, Vol. 44, No. 17, p. 8.