Obituary Park Moler (Phillip Park Moler)
Oberlin Herald 8 Sept 1927
Phillip Park Moler was born in Worth County, Mo., December 13, 1863, and
died at his home in Norcatur, Kansas, Monday, August 22, 1927, Age 63 yrs, 8
mos, 9 days.
The early part of his life was spent in Missouri. It was there that he
was united in marriage to Samantha Jean [Jane] Fletchall.
To this union were born ten children, six sons and four daughters: Venie
Hessenflow, Albert, Laura Cathcart, Joe, Tenie, Clyde, John, George, Gladys
Chambers and Lawrence, all of Norcatur vicinity except Mrs. Laura Cathcart whose home
is in Cada, Colo.
The deceased with his family moved to Decatur County, Kansas in 1891, and
settled on his farm northwest of Norcatur.
In 1911 his devoted wife and companion was called to the Great Beyond leaving
him alone with his children.
Many were the trials of this brave man but he bore his burdens patiently and
uncomplainingly receiving for his kindness the faithfulness of his children
who were all at his bedside when he passed to the Great Beyond.
Mr. Moler was a believer in God, and was a member of the United Brethren
church at Prairie View.
He was a good upright citizen, honest in all his dealings, a
faithful worker for his family and a good neighbor, always willing to help
others in need.
About a year and a half ago, he and his daughter Tenie moved to Norcatur.
He had been failing in health since Christmas but was not seriously ill until
the last two weeks when the physical gave way and his life departed to the
He leaves to mourn his loss ten children and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon
August 23 under charge of Rev. Brown and Rev. Groseclose. He was laid to
rest by the side of his wife in the Norcatur cemetery.
We desire to thank the many kind friends and neighbors for the kindly acts and
expression of sympathy and also for the beautiful floral offerings given us in
the loss of our beloved father.
Mr. and Mrs. Hessenflow and family
Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Moler and family
Mr. and Mrs. L. Cathcart and family
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Moler
Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Moler and family
Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Moler
Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Chambers
Tenie, John and George Moler