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THE WESTERN STAR, 8 January 1915
Death of Mrs. A. L. Sooter

At 5 o'clock a.m. on last Friday, New Years day - occurred the death of Mrs. A. L. Sooter at her home 10 miles northwest of this city. The news of her death brought the entire community the most profound sorrow, for indeed all felt that one of the kindliest of neighbors, one of the best of women was gone! Mrs. Sooter's health had not been good for some time, her affliction being diabetes and, later, Bright's disease. Her
condition, however, had not been considered critical, at least until a few days before the end came. On Sunday, before her death she became worse, and gradually her vitality ebbed away. She retained consciousness nearly to the end and her last hours were as a peaceful sleep.
Surrounded by the members of the family and a number of other relatives, she closed her eyes forever upon earthly scenes as her spirit passed into the realm of eternal existence beyond the confines of mortal,
transitory earthly life.

Emma Adeline Humphreys was born in Kentlin, Newton-co., Ind., on May 6, 1861. At the age of 9 she moved with her parents to Kansas, settling on a farm 8 or 9 miles south of Hutchinson, which was then a comparatively new town. She thus became acquainted with and accustomed to pioneer life, and all the subsequent years she performed well her part in
helping to build the great Southwest. On January 19, 1877, in Cheney, Kans., she was united in marriage with A. L. Sooter. That was nearly 28 years ago. For several years the family lived on a farm near Turon,
Kans. Mr. and Mrs. Sooter traveled for some time in New Mexico and other parts of the southwest. About five years ago they bought a part of the B. E. Newlin farm northwest of this city and moved thereto, and since
had continued to make that their home.

Deceased was, in the very best sense of the term, a good woman, a devoted and faithful wife, mother, neighbor, friend. Her many ministrations of loving service which her thoughtfulness prompted will long remain a sacred memory with loved ones and friends. During nearly all of her life she had been a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church. In life and during her entire sickness she displayed the patience, the forbearance and the triumphant faith of the
real christian.

Funeral services were conducted at the home on Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. E. N. Cunningham, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Greensburg, being in charge. Interment was made in the Greensburg cemetery. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of all in this their hour of sad bereavement. The husband and the 8 children - Dollie, Edith, Lela, Earl, Ray, Willard, Glenn and Harold - survive, and all were present when death occurred and during the funeral. Four sisters of the deceased were also present. They are: Mrs. Ida Shultz of Nash, Okla., Mrs. Eva Utley of Wichita (a twin sister), Mrs. Nannie Beck of Cheney, Kans., and Lillie Hickerson of Lamont, Okla.
Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends who so kindly came to our assistance during the sickness and death of our precious wife and mother. A. L. Sooter and Family.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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