Duke Strain, Comanche County, Kansas Hosted by RootsWeb, the oldest & largest FREE genealogical site. Click here to visit RootsWeb.
Bibliography     Biography     Cemeteries     Churches    Cities & Towns     Clubs     Contributors     Diamond Jubilee    Events     FAQ     Genealogy     Guest Book - Sign     Guest Book - View     History     Links     Maps     News Articles     Newspapers     Opry     Photos     Poetry     Queries     Records     Resources    Satellite Images     Schools     Search     Veterans     HOME

The Western Star, October 20, 1977.

Services Held For Duke Strain

Duke Strain, son of George and Ettie Strain, was born September 19, 1896 at Earlsboro, Okla. He died at his home here in Coldwater, October 13, 1977, at the age of 81.

Duke spent most of his life living near Shawnee, Okla. He operated a grocery store at Earlsboro for a time. Later, he worked as a pumper in the oil fields. He retired from this work in 1965. Then he moved with his wife to Coldwater in April of 1968.

He was a veteran of the World War I and a 32 degree Mason. In September 1972 he received his 50 year pin. This year marked his 55th year.

He was married to Della Alfrey on August 14, 1917 at Shawnee, Okla. The Strains celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last August.

Duke and Della had two daughters. Their oldest daughter, Mildred, died at the age of five and one-half years. Their daughter, Jerri, Mrs. Joe Spence, resides here in Coldwater with her husband.

Besides his wife, Della, and daughter, Jerri, Duke is survived by three grandchildren: Deanna (Mrs. John) Chenoweth of Houston, Texas; Byron Spence of Wichita; and Dan Spence of Pittsburg. One sister, Mrs. Esther Tinkle, of Seminole, Okla., and one brother, George Strain, in California. Also several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Gib Clark was in charge of services held Saturday, October 15, 1977, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hatfield-Prusia Funeral Home.

"How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord's Prayer" were sung by Gib Clark accompanied by Marcia Clark, organist.

Pallbearers were Gene Uhl, Garth McMillen, Sherman Ruona, Cecil Wilson, Vernie White, and Keith Tucker. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Kansas.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

This RootsWeb website is being created by HTML Guy Jerry Ferrin with the able assistance of many Contributors. Your comments, suggestions and contributions of historical information and photographs to this site are welcome. Please sign the Guest Book. This page was last updated 31 Dec 2005.