Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in this city Thursday afternoon at 4:30 and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. Major W. Parker.
Mrs. Geo. R. Stewart sang "Saved by Grace," and a ladies' quartet composed of Mrs. Martha Anderson, Mrs. Edith Brewer, Mrs. Mildred Whitzel and Miss Ramona Crawford sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In The Garden."
The active pallbearers were Homer Hartwell, Charles Jackson, Ben Wolf,
D. Jay Overocker, K. G. Ehrlich and Ray Lowman. The honorary pallbearers were C. A. Griffith, C. A. Blount, Geo. Williams, Geo. H. Helton, G. G. Haas and Jay T. Botts.
On Friday morning the body was taken to Bennington, Kans., where burial was made in the family burial lot. The service there was in charge of the Bennington Masonic Lodge.
Alvin Hardy Garten, son of William and Comfort Garten, was born November 3, 1867, at Princeton, Ind., and passed away in the Mooreland, Okla., hospital November 6, 1945, at the age of 78 years and three days.
When he was ten years of age he and his parents moved to Bennington, Kans. The Gartens continued to make their home there until 1906 when they moved to Comanche county, settling on an 800 acre ranch in Avilla township. Hardy resided there until 1927 when he made his home with his brother, John W. Garten, and family, continuing there until his death. He had been receiving hospital treatment since last March.
Mr. Garten had been a faithful member of Comanche Lodge No. 295, A. F. & A. M., more than 30 years and was also a member of Modern Woodmen and Knights of Pythias lodges, being in the latter lodge 53 years. When he was a youth he became a member of the Methodist church.
He was upright in all his dealings, was a kind and thoughtful son and brother and was a helpful neighbor. To know him was to be his friend.
Mr. Garten is survived by three brothers and two sisters - John W. Garten of Coldwater, Oscar and Reed Garten of Plains, Kans., Mrs. Ada Klippert of Cabazon, Calif., and Mrs. Maude Smith of Delphos, Kans.; also by a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
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