OBITUARY- MRS HELEN ( nee Hewitt) PUXTY
THE SINGLETON ARGUS Thursday, October 26, 1899
- Extreme sympathy was expressed on all sides on Monday morning last when the sad news circulated, to the effect that Mrs F.W.Puxty, of this place, had expired. Still more sad is the circumstance ,when we relate that Mr F.W.Puxty has just a fortnight ago buried his mother. Deceased , who had been suffering from an internal complaint, with complications supervening, was only ill a fortnight, and, notwithstanding the most tender nursing, she passed on to that world from whence no wanderer returns. During her illness Drs.lrwin and Bowman, of Singleton, were in constant attendance, and did all in their power to pull her through, but to no avail.The deceased was the daughter of Mr W Hewitt, of Bowmans Creek, and was for many years a resident of Camberwell and surrounding localities, where she had resided until four months ago, when the family took up residence at Rix's Creek. She was only 36 years of age at the time of death, and was beloved by all who knew her. As a daughter, she was trustful and benign; as a wife, lovable and dutiful; as a mother, gracious and gentle; as a friend,needy and always willing, of the most modest disposition, and one who wi11 be greatly missed. Great sympathy is expressed for her sorrowing husband and family of five-three daughters and two sons, all of who are of tender age. Her funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Church of England Cemetry at Camberwell; the cortege was the largest that has ever left here- between 40 and 50 vehicles besides horsesmen, taking part in the mournful procession. The church service was conducted by the Rev. Chafferd-Welsh, of All Saints', Singleton, and at the close the hymn "When our heads are bowed" was sung. As the procession was leaving for the grave the " Dead March in Soul'' was played on the organ by Mr W. Stephenson with touching solemnity. The Rev.Chaffers-Welsh officiated at the grave, where a large gathering of sorrowing friends had assembled to witness the last sad rites performed for so esteemed and respected a resident and friend. Many floral tributes were sent as marks of esteem, and numerous letters from condoling friends and sympathisers were received by her sorrowing husband. Tuesday was observed as a close day here on account of Mrs Puxty's demise, and as a token of esteem for the bereaved family.
October 25, 1899