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The Wilmore News, April 30, 1937.


Miss Lois Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carter of Coldwater, died Tuesday morning in the St. Francis hospital in Wichita. Lois had suffered from an attack of pneumonia and other complications and had been confined to her bed for several days before she was taken to the hospital last Sunday afternoon. A form of spinal trouble developed which caused her death.

The Carter family lived on a farm south of Wilmore for several years, before moving to Coldwater about a year ago.

Lois grew to womanhood in this community, where she had a host of friends, who mourn her untimely death.

She was graduated from Wilmore High School with the class of 1936 and was quite talented as a reader.

Lois was a member of the Methodist church and was active in Sunday school and young peoples work. She had a most pleasing personality and always had a smile for every one which won for her many friends. After finishing her school work, she had remained in her home assisting her mother with the duties of the home.

A place has been left vacant in the home which can never be filled and Lois will be greatly missed by all her associates.

The body was brought to Coldwater Wednesday evening but as this goes to press definite arrangements for the funeral have not been made. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family.

The Wilmore News, May 7, 1937.


Funeral services for Miss Lois Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carter of Coldwater, were conducted Friday afternoon from the Methodist church with Rev. John W. Carrier, pastor of the church, in charge.

The church was filed to capacity with friends, who met to pay their last respects to one whose memory will always be held dear. A daughter, sister and loving friend has been called from this life to her eternal home but the sunshine and example of her life will live on. Many beautiful floral offerings adorned her casket, which only represent her beautiful life, which only lasted for a short while.

The following was the serving rendered: organ prelude, Mrs. Brumbaugh; "Under HIs Wings," song by choir; Scripture and prayer; "Love Never Passeth Away," song by choir; message from Matthew 24:44, Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh; violin solo, Mr. Denton; organ postlude, Mrs. Brumbaugh.

Rev. Carter gave a most comforting message telling of the beautiful life and work of Lola in the church and community.

The pallbearers were Fred Booth, Carl Alder, Truett Barron, Woodrow Beeley, Joe Stith and LeRoy Deewall.

Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery.

The following obituary was furnished:


Lois Bell, daughter of Cleveland Wiley and Agnes Carter of Coldwater, was born at Wilmore, Kansas, June 1, 1917. She passed away in St. Francis hospital in Wichita, Kansas, April 28, 1937, at the age of 19 years, 10 months and 28 days.

She was a graduate of the Wilmore High School in the class of 1936.

Lois became a member of the Methodist church early in childhood, in which she was a faithful worker until death. She was very active in any and all departments of the church where she could help. She was a leader among the young people. A Sunday school teacher, a reader of rare ability. She took the leading part in the Easter pageant a few weeks ago, and the lesson she portrayed will never be forgotten.

She was an inspiration to all who knew her, spreading sunshine wherever she went and bringing happiness to all with whom she came in contact.

She leaves to mourn their great loss her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carter, 8 sisters, 3 brothers, and many other relatives and friends than cannot be numbered.

God who touches earth with beauty,
Make me lovely too;
With Thy Spirit recreate me.
Make my heart anew.

Like the streams of running water,
Make me crystal pure;
Like the rocks of towering grandeur,
Make me strong and sure.

God who touches earth with beauty,
Make me lovely too;
Keep me ever by Thy Spirit
Pure and strong and true.

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