Clay County


Mrs. Sarah Jane Shock, daughter of Henry H. and Kathrine Belt, was born in Decatur county, Indiana, June 3, 1859, and departed this life September 2, 1929, age 70 years, 2 months and 29 days.

She moved to Illinois when a young girl and spent the rest of her life in and around Clay City, Illinois. She was united in marriage to John Shock, who preceded her in death in the year of 1916. To this union was born four children, three boys. Burley and Sherman, of Clay City; Raymond, of Galveston, Texas; one daughter, Emma Hilderbrand, of Clay City. She was converted and united with the Christian church several years ago, and lived true to her faith always confessing Christ as her Savior and Lord. She leaves four children, an aged brother, Henry Belt, of Clay City; ten grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. She was a good wife and mother, a good neighbor and was loved and respected by all who knew her.

"The pains of death are passed,
Labor and sorrows cease;
And life's long warfare closed at last,
Her soul is found in peace.
Soldier of Christ, well done!
Praise be thy new employ!
And while eternal ages run,
Rest in thy Savior's joy."
~ Montgomery.

Funeral service at the home of Burley Shock, by the pastor, Ben F. Adams. Interment at the I. O. O. F. cemetery, Clay City, Illinois.

Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.

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