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Mary A. Blackmer [Pomeroy] was the daughter of George and Alvira Blackmer and was the youngest of three daughters the others of whom passed out in infancy.  She was born in Keeler Township, Van Buren County, July 22, 1858 and went to her home beyond February 24, 1922, aged 63 years, seven months and two days.
     July 4, 1880, she was united in marriage with George Pomeroy and resided in Keeler Township.  They were the parents of six children, three of whom passed out in infancy and William Henry, in October, 1912.  John Eugene, of Hartford Township and Mrs. Vena M. Cook of Kalamazoo, together with seven grandchildren and one great grandchild are the surviving ones of the family.
     Mrs. Pomeroy was cheerful through her illness which is so characteristic of a patient, devoted mother, who is receiving the tender care of the loving daughter that she did at the daughter’s home in Kalamazoo where with serenity of thought, cheerfully and hopefully she closed her eyes upon this world to awake in the morning sunlight of a bright day.
     Mrs. Pomeroy’s life was spent in Keeler and Hamilton Townships.  She was left a widow, Mr. Pomeroy succumbing to pneumonia when her family was quite small and she braved the rearing of them alone.  The Labor of her hands was her sustenance and many families will remember her tenderly.  She cared for Mrs. Sid Sterns in her last illness and after her death assumed charge of that home where she served until her last illness.  It is needless to say she will be missed from the fireside and by the Sterns family almost as much as by her own kindred.
     Her home, as she termed it, is adjoining my own and it is with deep appreciation that I embrace this privilege to express the friendship that existed between this dear departed soul and myself; and Mrs. Pomeroy was no more a spirit of kindness and helpfulness to me, than she was to everyone within the reach of her gentle touch.  She was ever administering to the needs of those in affliction.  Her heart of sympathy and her hand of helpfulness has been a comfort among her circle of appreciative friends throughout her life.
     Funeral services were held at Grange hall Monday and interment was in the Keeler cemetery.

Published in the Decatur Republican.

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