Funeral services were held at the Wilmore Baptist church on Friday, December 6, 1963 at 2:30 p.m. for Mrs. Flocie Wilkerson Pendergraft. Rev. Marvin Alley of Protection officiated. Mrs. Frances Ridge was organist and accompanied Mrs. Virgie Martens and Mrs. Jane Trummel who sang "God Will Take Care of You" and "Sometime We Will Understand."
Pallbearers were Lester Fry, Fay Moberley, Marvin Downing, Harold Wood, C. O. Masterson and Lawrence York.
Interment was in the Wilmore cemetery, Wilmore, Kans.
Flocie Wilkerson Patterson, daughter of William M. and Laura J. Patterson, was born at Nashville, Tenn., August 22, 1880 and departed this life on December 4, 1963, in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kans., at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 12 days. One of a family of 14 children, she was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
She moved with her parents to Missouri as a small child, where she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to Henry Joshua Pendergraft on October 31, 1897. To this union was born three sons and two daughters, Charles, Wilmore, Kans.; George W., Portsmouth, Va.; Julia Elwell and Flora Drury, Topeka, Kans.; and William M. of Garden City, Kans., who passed away November 25, 1963. She had lived in or near Wilmore since 1912.
Mrs. Pendergraft was a patient, kind and loving wife and mother. She was a member of the Baptist church. She was always thoughtful and considerate of others and very devoted to her family.
Survivors include her husband, two sons and two daughters; seven grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers. One son and three grandchildren preceded her in death.
She rocks you in your cradle and she helps you learn to walk. She teaches you to dress and play and even how to talk. She cleans the house and cooks the meals. She mends the clothes you wear and nurses you in sickness with the tenderest of care. She counsels you and guides you in the things you want to do, but does not try to interfere or force her will on you. Her happiness is in your smile, her sorrow in your tears. Her memories are all your words and actions through the years. Your safest place in trouble is in the haven of her hands. And somehow if you're in the wrong, she always understands.
Henry Joshua "Josh" Pendergraft, husband of Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft.
Charles Arnold Pendergraft, son of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft.
William M. Pendergraft, son of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft.
Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft, wife of Charles A. Pendergraft; daughter-in-law of of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft.
Charles Arnold, Jr. & Ralph Wayne Pendergraft, sons of Charles and Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft; grandsons of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft.
Jack Vernon Pendergraft, son of Charles and Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft; grandson of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft.
Samuel & Christina (Baird) Booth
Parents of 13 children; ancestors of many people in Comanche & Kiowa counties in Kansas; grandparents of Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft.
Christina Sadie (Booth) Wood Griffin, mother of Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft.
The BOOTH Descendants of The Bairds of Lanarkshire in Comanche and Kiowa Counties, Kansas.
Richard Samuel Wood, brother of Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft.
Ruth Mae (Wood) Baker, sister of Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft.
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