Funeral services were held in Coldwater at the Methodist Church last Tuesday afternoon for Mr. Lacy L. Radar who passed away at his home Friday, February 7th. Mr. Radar had not been in ill health prior to the day on his death and his sudden passing came as a shock to his relatives and friends. Rev. Oscar Matthew had charge of the services. A mixed octet composed of Mrs. Mary Caywood, Mrs. Martha Anderson, Mrs. Betty Beeley, Mrs. Mildred Whitzel, Marvin Plank, John and Wallace White and Bowman Hewett sang, "Sometime We'll Understand," "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" and "It's Good Night and Good Morning," accompanied by Mrs. Pansy McMillen. Pallbearers were: Myrl Dellinger, F. H. Moberley, Wm. Hackney, Eddie Metzger, Howard Burnett, and Fred Anderson. Interment was in the Greensburg cemetery.
Lacy L. Radar, son of Scott and Lizzie Radar, was born October 6, 1893, at Caney Branch, Green county, Tennessee. He departed this life February 7, 1947, at the home near Coldwater, Kansas, at the age of 53 years, 4 months and 1 day. His death was very unexpected and resulted from an attack of acute indigestion.
His early boyhood was spent in Tennessee. At the age of seven years he came with his parents to Kansas, where he lived until his death. On June 8, 1913, Mr. Radar was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Frances Perry in Dodge City, Kans. They made their home near Meade and Coldwater. Five children, four sons and one daughter, came to bless the home. One son died in infancy.
Mr. Radar was converted to the Christian faith in early manhood and united with the methodist church at Greensburg, Kans. he was a kind and loving son to his mother and was likewise a loving husband and father. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Besides the immediate family, he will be missed by many friends. The surviving relatives are: his mother, Mrs. Scott Radar, and wife Mrs. Frances Radar of Coldwater; three sons - Bob Radar of Wash, Col., and Gene and Howard Radar of Coldwater - and one daughter, Mrs. Lona Morelli, of Sacramento, Colo.; also six grandchildren. The sorrowing relatives have the sincere sympathy of all.
Once again we are reminded that:
Life is real, life is earnest,
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returneth,
Was not spoken of the soul.
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