Funeral of Mrs Knoles

The funeral of Mrs J. J. Knoles, the only victim of Saturday evenings storm, at Dewey was held at the Christian church in this city at 11 o'clock this afternoon.

The remains accompanied by a number of relatives and friends of the deceased arrived over the Santa Fe at 10:30. A large number of the firends of the family were at the depot to meet the funeral party. They were driven to the church where the funeral service was conducted by Rev. E J Stewart, of the Baptist Church, the Christian minister being out of town. "The music, which was so appropriate to the occasion, was in charge of Mrs. W. A. Kidd. After the services at the church, the remains accompnied by many friends, of this city were taken to the city cemetery where internment was made.

The pall beareres were J. W. Davis, Walton Everman, A S Rupard, O D Huling, and J A Soloson. One of the sad features of the funeral was the fact that the husband of the deceased could not be found and so knows nothing of his wifes death.

Those of her family who were present were her sisters, Mesdames Riley and Denton of Greenville, Ill, her daughter and family, Mrs C Denton of Colony, Kas, Robert McGary and family of Independence, Mrs Widick, a step daughter, of Iola and Mrs Elizabeth Eshelman of Dennis, Kansas and C L Eshleman and family at whose home she was (paper torn here).

Second Obituary from another paper

Funeral of Tornado Victim

Services Over the Remains os Mrs Knoles Held This Afternoon

The funeral of Mrs Mary A Knoles the lady who was killed Saturday night in the Dewey tornado was held from the Christian Church at ll oclock and largely attended. The funeral was delayed half an hour by the lateness of the train which brought the remains and funeral party here from Dewey.

The remains were taken directly to the church, and there Rev. E J Stewart of the Baptist church conducted the service.

The pall-bearers are A S Rupard, O D Hulin, J W Hachman, Walton Everman, J E Davis and O B Tolson.

After the sermons the remains were taken to Union Cemetery and there interned (must have been moved to Godby Cemetery later.)

The deceased was born in Illinois and later lived in western Kansas. She was married twice her first husband being a McGary (John A McGary). Mr Knoles (Jacob J Knoles) resides in Los Angelos.

In addition to Mr and Mrs Charles Echleman of Dewey, there were present today the following person from a distance. Mrs Riley and Mis Denton, sisters of Mrs Knoles, Charles H Denton, of Colony, Kansas, a brother; Mrs R Wieck of Iola, a daughter; Robert McGary, of Independence, a son; and Mis Stella Morgan of Cherryvale a friend of the family.

There were many experience of tender sympathy for Mr and Mrs Charles Echleman, the son and daughter of Mrs Knoles and at whose house the unfortunate lady met her death.

Mary Ann Denton daughter of James Monroe Denton & Martha Jane Lowe buried at Godby Cemetery---Jan 5, 1842 to Jul 5, 1907

Transcribed by: Betty Jo Lawson.

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