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Paris Clyde & Minnie (Ellis) Alley

The Western Star, October 19, 1947.

Mother of Three Dies Unexpectedly

Mrs. Paris Alley Dies on Fifth Day Following Operation

Mrs. Paris Alley who lived southeast of Coldwater in the Bethel community, passed away very unexpectedly at 5:30 o'clock Monday morning of this week in the Achenbach Memorial hospital in Hardtner, Kans., following a gall bladder operation.

About a year ago she had her gall bladder drained and had regained her health. However, on Tuesday of last week she entered the hospital at Hardtner and the following day underwent an operation. She continued to grow stronger until Sunday morning when the family was called, as she took a turn for the worse due to a leakage of the gall bladder. Poison, which even the latest type of medicine could not check, continued to spread throughout her system, with fatal results.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon and were in charge of Rev. W. J. Thomas of Wilmore, Mrs. Alley's pastor. He brought a thoughtful and helpful message. There were many floral offerings, tokens of the esteem in which the deceased was held.

Mr. and Mrs. Gurney T. Hadley sang "Whispering Hope," "Will There Be Any Stars?" and "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be." They were accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. John York, of Clark county.

Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery near this city. The pallbearers were Frank McMillin, John Schenk, Earl Martin, Tom Marsh, Jack Cary and Bob Metzker. The untimely death of one of the community's finest characters elicits the sincere sympathy of all.


Minnie Ellis, daughter of Hiram F. Ellis, was born May 18, 1903, at Strickler, Ark., and departed this life on October 13, 1947, at the age of 44 years, 4 months and 27 days at the Achenbach hospital, Hardtner. At an early age she with her parents moved to Joplin, Mo., and then to Gracemont, Okla., where they lived for 17 years. In April 1926, they moved to Coldwater, Kans., where she made her home with her father and two sisters.

She was graduated from the Coldwater high school with the class of 1932. She taught school at Nauvoo, Tin Top and Shimer districts. On April 22, 1933 she was united in marriage with Paris C. Alley, moving to the Alley farm, where she made her home until her demise.

To this union three children were born, Edith May, Mary Jane and Clyde Lester. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss three brothers, John W. Ellis of Ashland, Kans., Charley of Oklahoma City, and Frank, last heard of in Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Maud and Mary Ellis, of Coldwater, Kans., who with her husband were with her at the time of her death; also by a host of friends.

At an early age she gave her heart to God and united with the Church of Christ. In 1941 she united with the Bethel Methodist church, where she was an active and faithful worker until a few days before her death. She possessed a loving faith until the end. placing her hope and trust in God. She eased her pain only a few minutes before her death by singing the much loved hymn of all Christians, "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown?"

She was a faithful and loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her family and loved ones, and also by her many, many friends. The church and community where she lived have lost a wonderful neighbor, a lovely character, and a noble Christian worker. Our loss is truly Heaven's gain.

The Western Star, May 9, 1974.

Services Held For Paris Alley

Paris Alley passed away Sunday night, May 5, 1974, at the Comanche County Hospital in Coldwater, Kansas.

Funeral services were held at the Federated church in Wilmore, Kansas, on Tuesday, May 7, 1974, at 2 p.m. The minister, Rev. Sam Staley, was in charge of the services.

Dave Robinson sang "How Great Thou Art" and "This World Is Not My Home" accompanied by Mrs. Wade Zeigler, organist.

Pallbearers were Tom Marsh, Merlin Wedel, Harlin Yost, Leonard Pope, Muriel Gregg, and Vernie White. Interment was in Crown Hill cemetery, Coldwater, Kansas.


Paris Clyde Alley, son of James Luther and Sarah Loucritia Alley, was born January 22, 1893 at Dandridge, Tennessee, and departed this life at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 13 days.

In 1902, he moved with his parents to Manchester, Oklahoma. In 1906 they moved to the Bethel community in southeastern Comanche county where he continued to farm until his retirement when he moved to Wilmore, Kansas, in 1967.

On April 22, 1933 he was united in marriage with Minnie Ellis of Coldwater. To this union three children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie, on October 13, 1947.

He was a member of the Wilmore Federated church and supported it with his regular attendance.

He is survived by two daughters, Edith Davis and husband, Ken, of Boulder, Colorado, Jane Trummel and husband, Gary, Wilmore; his son, Clyde, and wife, Alice, North Glenn, Colorado. and nine grandchildren, Rick, Steve, and Debra Davis; Kent, Mark and Teresa Trummel; Robin, Rhonda, and Brenda Alley, Three sisters: Mollie Brown, Coldwater, Kansas; Eula Kerr, Longmont, Colorado; Maude Underhill, Longmont, Colorado; two brothers, Orville Alley, Alta Vista, Kansas and Lester Alley, Cunningham, Kansas.

Evaline Alley: grandmother of Paris Clyde Alley

James Luther Alley: father of Paris C. Alley

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