Clark Co, IL
Amanda Catherine Boyer born in Harrison County, Indiana, Sept 16, 1844, moved with her parents to Clark County, Illinois, about the year 1858. Was married to J. M. Coons April 14, 1864. She was converted and joined the M. E. Church when but a girl, lived ever a devoted Christian life, often in her sickness which lasted for two years, expressing her willingness to yield whenever the messenger of death should call for her, as she was ready to go. She leaves a husband and thirteen children to mourn her loss and now they realize to the full the meaning of the motto "What is home without a mother?"
She was interred in the Green Moss Cemetery, the funeral being conducted by Bro´s McLain and Reed and by her request was preached at both the Auburn Church and the Dolson Chapel, Bro Reed preaching at the former place and Bro. McLain at the latter, a large concourse of sympathizing friends being in attendance at each concourse.