Boltz, Amanda Vidler (Mrs. H.J.)


October 25, 1856 - April 30, 1913
Mrs. Arnanda Boltz (nee Vidler) was born near Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, La., on October 25, 1856, and departed this-life in Shreveport, April 30, 1913, making her at the time of her demise fifty-six years seven months and four days old. She was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Rocky Mount in 1876, under the ministry of Rev. J. M. Franklin, who was at that time pastor of the Many Circuit. She was married December 29, 1880, to Rev. H. J. Boltz who has been a member of the Louisiana Conference ever since. This couple lived happily together for over -thirty-two years. They were blessed with five children, three of whom preceded her to the glory land. She was truly an itinerant preacher’s wife. She never complained nor manifested any dissatisfaction with any appointment that was given her husband by the Conference: some of these appointments were hard places, but she went to them cheerfully, and put forth her best efforts, it being a great pleasure to her to assist her husband in every way that she could in his ministerial work. Indeed, she was a helpmeet! There is not any one who will feel her going away so keenly as her hus-band, who had walked the path of life with her for more than a quarter of a century. - -Sister Boltz was greatly afflicted at times for a number of years, but she was never any hindrance to the Lord’s work, for she was always cheerful and full of sunshine. -The writer knew Sister Boltz for thirty years and, with many others, can say that her home was a delightful place to visit. She Was always very considerate for the happi-ness of others, and never burdened them with her troubles. Her highest and chiefest aim was to contribute to the happiness of those around her. At times she suffered in-tense pain, but she had the Spirit of Christ’s present with her, which enabled her to be cheerful to the end. But she is gone from us, and we shall see her modest face and hear her sweet voice no more in this world. She leaves a husband and two children and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss, but we mourn not as those who -have no hope. Look tip, dear ones; she Is not dead but sleepeth, and those who sleep -In Jesus will God bring with him.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1913, page 62, by S. S. Holladay.

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