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Mrs. Phoebe Stuart of two miles southwest of Glen Elder died at her home at 9 o’clock Tuesday forenoon, January 11, 1927. Her death followed a serious illness of about 10 days, and a lingering illness of several years. During most of the time for the past few years, Mrs. Stuart had been an invalid, but the care and loving attentions shown her by her son, Arthur, and daughter, Miss Mary, are worthy of much praise. They did everything within their power to make the last years of their mother’s life enjoyable ones.
Mrs. Stuart’s maiden name was Phoebe Wooten and she was born in New London, Indiana, September 8, 1856, making her aged at the time of her death 70 years, 4 months and 4 days. She moved to Mitchell County with her parents in the early 70’s and they homesteaded on a farm northeast of Glen Elder. She was married at Glen Elder and she and her husband lived for a short time north of Glen Elder, and then moved onto the farm southwest of Glen Elder where Mrs. Stuart lived until the time of her death yesterday. She was a member of the Friends Church at Glenview and it was in this church that the funeral services were conducted this afternoon. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Mrs. Phoebe Stuart’s husband died a number of years ago and she is now survived by the following children: Mrs. George Dean of Beloit, Mina Louise Stuart of Wichita, Mrs. Avery Conley of Gipp, Kansas, Mary and Arthur Stuart of the home place, and Irvin Stuart of the home community. She is also survived by two brothers, A. H. Wooten of Otis, Colorado and A. E. Wooten of Cherokee County, Kansas.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman