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Margaret Oakie BROOKS

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BROOKS, Mrs. Ross (Margaret Oakie CLUBB)
The Morland Monitor, Morland, Graham County, Kansas -- Thursday April 24, 1952
It's hard for surviving relatives and friends to find the silver lining to the cloud of gloom which enveloped the entire town and community when it was learned Oakie BROOKS had passed to the "Great Beyond." Margaret Oakie CLUBB, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram CLUBB was born September 22, 1889 in Graham County and departed this life Friday, April 18, 1952 at the age of 62 years, 6 months and 26 days.

Oakie, as she was familiarly known, had been in failing health for a number of years, yet her sudden and unexpected departure was a great sorrow to her firends and a crushing shock to her husband and relatives.Oakie was reared on the western plains of Kansas and was of the pioneer stock. She received her education in the schools of Graham county. Being musically inclined she attended Bethany College at Lindsburg, Kansas, to further develop her musical talent.

She was married to Ross BROOKS December 29, 1917 at the Methodist Parsonage in Morland, Kansas when Ross was in the service at Little Rock, Arkansas, Oakie was with him there. When 14 years old she began as a clerk in the G. W. Stober store in Morland. Her husband being engaged in the General Mercantile Business in Morland. Oakie was well qualified to be his helpful companion, working side by side with him down through the eventful years of their married life, assuming with him the responsibilities of their business.

Ross and Oakie endured the hardships of pioneers, walking down the pathway of life during the years of adversity and in days of plenty with Oakie's artistic talent. They developed a beautiful home in Morland. Having no children of thier own they expressed a parental love to their nephews and nieces. They provided a home for their nephew William LIBHART while he attended school in Morland and when her little nephew John Ross LIBHART suffered the loss of his hand, Oakie was so distressed she never fully recovered from the shock.

Mrs. Nancy CLUBB, Oakie's mother, being an invalid for many years, was cared for in the home by Ross and Oakie. All these acts of kindness were expressions of generosity and love -- She has been a loving wife, dutiful daughter, a devoted sister and aunt and a true frield.

While visiting relatives in Kentucky, she united with the Berea Christian Church near Bethelem, Kentucky in 1910. Oakie's great grandfather donated the ground and built and maintained this church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Morland Kansas.
Oakie was serious minded, modest in manner, fundamental in principal, cautious in conduct and clean in character. One of her strongest characteristics was to always speak well of others. Sherefrained from gossip, abuse and sarcasm. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Ross of the home, one sister, Mrs. Sophronia LIBHART of Ft. Lupton, Colorado, one brother Lamar CLUBB of Zurick, Kansas, four nephews, two nieces, 8 grand nephews, seven grand nieces, two great grand nephews and a wide circle of friends.

Her father and mother and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in Morland, Kansas, Monday afternoon, April 21, 1952, conducted by Rev. Copley. The quartette composed of Mrs. Edna TEBO, Mrs. Catherine TABER, Mrs. Ardith GOODROW and Mrs. Charlene ANDERSON, sang these beautiful hymns "Precious Jewels, Whispering Hope and Beyond the Sunset." Mrs. John Born was pianist. The church was filled with old time friends and neighbors who had gathered to pay their last sad tribute and respect to this beloved friend.

The pall bearers were G. B. HARRELL, C. D. HEDGE, T. L. SMITH, J. F. LUDLOW, O. F. HUNSICKER and Roy BAIRD. At the close of the service, the impressive funeral ceremony of the Order of the Eastern Star was given. A large concourse of friends and nieghbors followed the remains to their last resting place in the family plot in the Hill City cemetery.

Relatives who came from a distance for Mrs. Oakie BROOK's funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence LIBHART, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne LIBHART, Mrs. Vivian JEUNEHOMME all of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Mrs. and Mrs. Clair LIBHART and Richard of Pueblo, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Milton CLUBB of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Ada EUTSLER of Topeka, Lamar CLUBB of Zurich and Ada CLUBB of Hoxie.
submitted by Linda L. Tremblay

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