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The Weatherford News

March 14, 1918

The Weatherford Booster
Anthon DEMOTTE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph DEMOTTE died Tuesday March 12 at 10 o'clock at the age of 8 years, 2 months and 4 days. Little Anthon suffered 3 months with Bright's Disease and other trouble. He bore his sickness with all patience and would say, Jesus would give him sweet rest, and knew everything till the last and kissed them goodbye. His loving parents gave him every care and attention that loving parents could give. He leaves to mourn his loss, his father, mother, two sisters, one brother.
Two little angels now on high. They hand in hand together roam. Two links now bind us to the sky. Two fingers beckon us to come. Lord give us strength our loss to bear and lead us in the Heavenly way. Oh! may we meet our children there in realms of everlasting day. His aunt, Mrs. J. S. VANDUYNE
Note: Charles Anthon's brother Evert Ralph born May 9, 1908, at Weatherford, died June 29, 1914 at the age of 6 years, one month and 23 days. Burial was in Coker Cemetery near Rosboro, west of Amity, Arkansas.
Submitted by Nelda Rowland

February 24, 1927

Arthur Lee CLARK eldest son of Sarah Addle and Lum CLARK was born in Polk county, Arkansas, May 22,1900. He departed this life near Supply, Okla., at the age of 36 years and 7 months. At the age of about 11 years, he came to Oklahoma with his parents, settling on a farm near Weatherford. He lived near Weatherford almost all of his life.
On Dec. 1, 1923 at Arapaho, Okla, he was united in marriage to Miss Trople DEMOTTE of Weatherford. To this union were born two little girls, Thelma May and Joyce Lee. Thelma May preceded her father in death May 24, 1925, at the age of four months and 22 days.
In October 1929, Arthur gave his life and heart to God, fully establishing his faith in the Pentecostal belief. He lived a true and faithful Christian life. He leaves to mourn his loss his true and loving wife and little daughter, Joyce Lee now four years old; his mother, Mrs. E. C. PORTER of Arp, Texas; two brothers, Earl CLARK and Fred CLARK, of Hydro; a number of other relatives and a host of friends. Arthur was a loving husband, a loving father and a loyal son. Our loss is heaven's gain.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Methodist Church in Weatherford, with Rev. H. L. WALLERY, pastor of the Assembly of God church of Sayre in charge. He was assisted by Rev. Claude BARRETT, pastor of the Assembly of God church at Hydro. Special songs were sung by the Methodist choir and a quartet from the Assembly of God church of Sayre. Bearers were Carl CURNUTT and Charlie RUSSELL of Hydro; Claude and Zack WILSON, John BLUM and Trulen GILES of Weatherford. Internment was made in Greenwood Cemetery.
Submitted by Nelda Rowland

Weatherford Daily News
27 Sep 2006

KEMPF, Gottlieb
Funeral services for Gottlieb Kempf, 79, of Weatherford will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Quigley officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, Sept. 23,2006, at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Gottlieb was born to Matilda Kempf on April 2, 1927, near Bessie. Gottlieb was raised in the Clinton-Weatherford area by his aunt, Margaret Busch.
After graduating from Clinton High School, he attended the Moody Bible Institute as well as a food service manager's school. Gottlieb was employed for 15 years with Western Oklahoma Tuberculosis Sanitarium and 19 years with Southwestern Oklahoma State University, retiring in 1991.
A special person of Christian standards, he was active in Emmanuel Baptist Church until failing health prevented his attendance.
Survivors include three cousins, Jim Williams of Fort Worth, Texas, Joyce VanHorn of Tulsa and Hershel Williams of Portland, Ore.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.

submitted by Janet Black

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