Miss Annie Cline, for many years a teacher in the rural schools in Comanche county and who served one term as County Treasurer, died in the Comanche County Hospital about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday of this week after an illness of only a few weeks. She was taken to the hospital about three weeks ago, but failed to respond to treatment.
Funeral services for Miss Cline were held in the Hatfield Funeral Home in this city at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday of this week and were in charge of Rev. C. W. Roll, pastor of the Christian church. Mrs. LeRoy Cline and Mrs. Myrl Haun sang "No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus" and "Take Up Thy Cross," accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Roy Burkhall.
The pallbearers were Vernie White, Renous Allen, LeRoy Cline, Roy Burkhall, Porter Smith and Myrl Haun. Interment was in Crown Hill cemetery near this city.
Miss Annie Cline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cline, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., July 12, 1872, and passed away in the Comanche County Hospital in Coldwater June 15, 1954, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 3 days.
She came to Kansas with her parents as a mere infant and lived in the small settlement of Wendell, half-way between Kinsley and Greensburg, the town now being extinct.
Miss Cline proved up a claim in Morton county, Kansas, and attended Winfield College several terms. She spent most of her life in and around Coldwater and taught in several districts, among them being Tin Top, New Home and the McDonald district; also in the Jarnagin district where a ranch house was used as a school house in the early days.
She also served one term or two years as County Treasurer of this county. She was a devoted member of the Christian church and lived an exemplary life.
Miss Cline is survived by one brother, Frank Cline of Salem, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Laura Lemon, of Kansas City, Kans.; three nephews, Charles, James and Victor Allderdice of Coldwater and a niece, Mrs. Flo Hazard, of Long Beach, Calif.
Comanche-co's Eleven County Treasurers
The Western Star, February 4, 1927.
Comanche County Officers, 1885 - 2007
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