From Owen County Democrat, Spencer, Indiana, Thurs., Nov. 8, 1917, p. 4:
Angeline (Scott) Phipps, daughter of Frank and Malinda Scott (deceased), was born in Owen county, Ind., Aug. 3, 1856 and departed this life Sunday, Oct. 28, 1917, at eleven o’clock p. m. being at the time of her death 61 years, 2 months and 25 days old. She was possessed with a disposition that she never cared to be from home, so her early life was spent on the old home place doing in her own sweet way what she could to make life pleasant for her father and mother. On March 29, 1887 the death angel entered the home and the father was called into Eternity. This left she and her mother to battle the trials of life alone, but she never gave up. She remained faithful to her mother and these two hand in hand fought the battles of that day until Nov. 27, 1892, when she was united in marriage to J. P. Phipps.
She was a faithful and true companion to her husband and they walked together side by side for almost twenty-five years. She had been afflicted for several years with what was thought to be rheumatism, but not serious. She kept gradually getting worse for the last few weeks and on Thursday, Oct. 3 she took to her bed and was never able to be up after that. The family physician was called, but all in vain. All that willing hands and loving hearts could do to relieve this dear one was done, but of no avail. For almost four long weeks she suffered, but patiently bore it all without a murmur. She never united with any church, but she put her entire trust in Him that doeth all things well. During her sickness her one desire was that she could get able to wait on herself. She said that she had prayed for the Lord to give her strength to use her arm, which she had lost the use of, and her prayer had been answered. She wanted to get well so she could help carry on her work, but when she realized she could not last long she said she was ready to go, so we feel that her spirit has gone above to dwell with Him in that mansion not made by hands.
Her trials and troubles are over and she is at rest but the home is so lonely without her. Her place at the table is vacant and her chair by the old fireplace is empty and can never be filled. The fire does not seem to burn so brightly, and all has lost its charm without her. All is so lonely and especialy [sic; especially] the husband, for she has just gone on a little while before him. It will be but a moments [sic; moment’s] notice compared to the years of Eternity they will spend together in that beautiful land where there is not parting or tears, but where peace and joy abound for ever and ever.
She leaves to mourn their loss a broken hearted husband, one sister, Mrs. A. J. Hicks, of Freedom, one brother, Thomas J. Scott, of Switz City, and a host of relatices [sic; relatives] and friends, but their loss is her eternal gain.
The funeral services were conducted fom [sic; from] the family home Tuesday by Rev. M. E. Mast, of Freedom, and the remains were laid to rest in the Hicks cemetery to await the Resurrection morn.
’Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart.
’Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words
Must we forever part?
Dearest loved one we have laid thee
In the peaceful graves [sic; grave’s] embrace.
But they memory will be cherished,
’Til we see thy heavenly face.