The Western Star, November 28, 1958.
Mrs. Rose Kluttz-Doyle, passed away in Concordia, Kans., November 23 at the age of 74 years.
Funerals services were held in the Baptist church in Wilmore Tuesday afternoon, November 25, at 2 p.m. and were in charge of Rev. Ernest Lawrence, the pastor.
Mrs. Ernest Lawrence sang, "Abide With Me" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The pallbearers were Sam Lawrence, Myrl Dellinger, Valtos Richardson, Charles Pendergraft, Glenn Dillinger and Fred Booth. Interment was in the Wilmore cemetery by the side of her husband, J. L. Kluttz, who died in 1938.
Rose Jane, daughter of Jane and William McGinnis, was born near Bolivar, Mo., January 8, 1884, and departed this life in the Concordia Baptist Rest Home, Concordia, Kansas, November 23, 1958, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 15 days.
She spent her girlhood days living in and near Springfield, Mo. In Coldwater, Kans., on December 21, 1905, she was united in marriage with J. L. Kluttz. They lived in Woods County, Oklahoma, a good many years, where they had farm and ranch interest. Later they moved to Wilmore, Kans., where for a number of years they were in business. Mr. Kluttz or Lew as he was known, preceded her in death on May 29, 1938.
Having no family and being lonely, Mrs. Kluttz for a number of years worked as a nurse's aid in a hospital in St. Louis, Mo., along with her sister, Dora. Later she did the same type of work at the Baptist Hospital in Concordia, Kansas. Here she met and was united in marriage with George Doyle in 1945. Mr. Doyle preceded her in death in 1947.
For several years Mrs. Doyle had been in failing health and had been bedfast for some time. To miss her going are three sisters; Mrs. S. F. Bass, Springfield, Mo.; Dora Echelmeyer, Pomona, Calif.; Mrs. B. J. Herd, Coldwater; three brothers; Jimmy McMillan, Fair Grove, Mo., L. B. McGinnis, Coldwater; W. H. McGinnis, Los Angeles, Calif.; and a host of relatives and friends.
Mrs. Doyle devoted much of her time visiting the sick and aged. She loved the beauty of nature and loved to take long walks and enjoy the song of a bird or the rippling of a stream.
As a young woman she was soundly converted in a revival meeting in Springfield, Mo. In later years she moved her membership to the Baptist church of Wilmore of which she remained a faithful member until death.
Gravestone of Rose Jane and James Lewis Kluttz.
Rose and Jame's picture is inset on the headstone.
Powell Township Cemetery, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by John Edward Schrock.
John Lewis Kluttz, first husband of Rose Jane (McGinnis) Kluttz Doyle.
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