Obit. Again this is one sad duty to chronicle the death of a friend. For some time the death angel has hovered over the home of John A McLuen, of Dale, Iowa, and Monday afternoon he spread his black wings and took from their midst the loving wife and mother. Maude Miller was born October 8, 1889, and departed this life on July 24, 1916, aged 26 years, 8 months and 15 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Riley Miller, of Menlo, Iowa. On December 12, 1907, she was united in marriage to John A. McLuen and to this union were born two children, Wayne and Donald, aged seven and four years, respectively. Mrs. McLuen possessed a kind and loving disposition and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Her health has been failing for some time from that dreaded disease, tuberculosis and gradually she grew worse until the end came. In the spring she was taken to Colorado in hopes that the climate there might bring back to her health again. In fact everything was done that kind hands and loving hearts could do to stay the hand of death, but God saw fit to call her from this suffering world to his happy home, and we can only submit to his holy will. Thus, again is closed a sweet, pure life, and another home made sad and desolate, for her sweet presence is sadly missed. Yet, although grief has darkened the home of the loved ones, and their hearts are heavy because of the absent voice stilled in death and they hear no more the sound of footsteps at the doorway, they can find comfort in looking to God. No wan cheeks, no agonizing pain, no anxious watching, no throbbing of broken heart, no death, no parting where God is. The day before her death she called her loved ones in to her side and made plans for her burial and gave evidence that she was ready and willing to go. She leaves a father, mother, four brothers, Russell of Panora; Guy and Clyde of Pipestone, MN; and Arthur at home. The funeral services were held in the Dale church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. M. Mullen, minister of the Church of God, of Stuart. He took his text from Matthew 23:43. The funeral was at the U. B. Church at Dale Interment was in Morrisburg. July 27,1916.