Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday Friday, 30 March 1900
Mary A. Horney Coyner was born near Xenia, Green County, Ohio, Nov. 2, 1827. She came with her parents to Indiana in the fall of 1829. She was married to John Coyner, of Clinton County, Aug. 8, 1844, and left a widow August 20, 1862, with two daughters, aged 15 and 12 years, two infant sons having crossed the river to the life beyond.
Mary A. Coyner joined the M. E. Church at a camp meeting held by the Rev. John Beasley in Clinton County in the fall of 1844. For many years she was a member of the old Chizzum Chapel in Tippecanoe County, but when a society was organized at Kirkpatrick, Ind., she moved her membership there, it being much nearer her; but old Chizzum Chapel was always very dear to her. After a long sickness she passed to her reward beyond the grave at 2 o’clock Sunday morning, March 18, 1900, aged 72 years, 4 months and 16 days. “Aunt Mary” as she was almost universally called, was a pillar in the church and had a most beautiful Christian experience—an abiding faith that sustained her through her long sickness and intense suffering. She lived well. She died well.
This should console her two daughters, all that is left of her family, to whom she was all that the blessed word mother means. She was asked by one of her daughters, “Mother, are you afraid to go alone?” She replied, “No; I will not be alone, Jesus will be with me.” All glory to God for a religion that saves the soul.
The last sad rites and ceremonies at the late home and at the tomb were conducted by the Rev. Claypool, of Romney, Ind. Ripe with the fruits of a long Christian life; Aunt Mary has gone to receive her reward. Whatever be the benefits adrift in this transient world, the departure of every devout Christian from this life, as did this Christian mother and friend, touches the noblest chords of the soul and makes for hope a brilliant star. – thanks to "S" for all the great obit work on this site