Kendall County Record - May 6, 1891
Mrs. Mary Frances Warren - Died, at Plano of cancer Thursday April 30, 1891 at five o'clock a.m. after a long illness, aged forty years, ten months, and five days.
Deceased was born in Kent County, Maryland, June 25, 1850, her maiden name was Mary Frances Start; she was married to William Warren March 10, 1870, in her childhood home, she was the mother of eight children, one dying in infancy, and one at four years of age; four boys and two girls survive her, and with their father, grandmother, aunt and family reside in Plano.She has resided in this city with her family nearly thriteen years.
The funeral service was held at the M.E. Church Sabbath afternoon, Rev. J. W. Richards, assisted by Rev. Mr. Daniels, officiated. The text of the sermon was: "But he knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me I shall come forth as gold."
The hymns were well selected and finely rendered. It is always a solemn occasion when the death angel takes the mother from her family. The utmost sympathy was expressed by neighbors and friends to the sorrowing ones. Some very fine floral offerings rested on the casket. The day was pleasant, the attendance large, and with loving hands they laid to rest her whom they loved.