Monday afternoon the community was shocked by the news of the death of Mrs. Ben Brewer at a hospital in Wichita.
Mrs. Brewer was confined some five weeks ago but was thought to be recovering nicely when she had a set back from which she gradually grew worse. Last week she was taken to the hospital at Wichita where an operation was deemed immediately necessary. Mrs. Brewer never recovered from the effects of the operation, passing from this life Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Brewer was a young woman as you might say just on the threshold of life and a life full of promises. She leaves her husband and a family of four young children as well as numerous relatives to mourn her loss.
The sympathy of Protection and the entire community is extended to the bereaved family and relatives.
Gertie Teter was born in Cowley county, Kansas, November 18, 1889 and died April 17, 1916, aged 26 years, 4 months and 29 days. She was married to Mr. B. L. Brewer August 8, 1907. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and four small children. Her oldest of whom is just 6 years old and the youngest a baby of five weeks, father and mother, four brothers and four sisters. She joined the Baptist church when about 12 years old and has lived a consistent Christian life ever since that time. Her death is a loss deeply felt by relatives and friends.
The body was brought to Protection over the Santa Fe from Wichita, Tuesday and Wednesday the funeral was held from the Protection Baptist church, interment being made in the local Protection cemetery.
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