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Josephine Frances Pearson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Cobb, was born near Breckenridge, Mo., December 7, 1898, and departed from this life August 2, 1944, at Council Grove Kansas, at the age of 45 years, seven months and 26 days.

It was in 1906 that Josephine came to White City, Kansas, with her parents, where she spent the remainder of her life. When she was 15 years of age she united with her Lord in Baptism and she has since lived a Christian life, being an active member of the Christian church, doing what she could for her Lord and for her fellowmen.

On September 15, 1920, she was united in marriage to Howard Pearson of White City. To this union were born two children, Lola Mary and Howard Wayne.

Mrs. Pearson had a heavy cross to bear, but she bore it patiently and with faith in God that He tenderly cared for her. On December 27, 1941, she was taken to Bell Memorial Hospital at Kansas City and on January 7 an operation was performed, but it was found that medical science could not restore her to health and she was forced to spend the remainder of her life as an invalid cared for by others.

Mrs. Pearson attended the White City schools. She had been a member of the Christian church choir, of the Jolly 15 Club and of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a lover of nature and of flowers. She was a devoted wife and mother and is missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Pearson of White City; her daughter Mrs. Lola Mary Bakula, of Los Angeles, Calif; her son Harold Wayne, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Alonzo Cobb, two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Evans of Pueblo and Mrs. Wallace Miller, of Ordway, Colo.; four brothers, Henry Cobb, and Lloyd Cobb of Emporia; Wesley Orville Cobb, somewhere in France. Also, one grandchild, Patricia Ann Cobb of Napa, Calif.; and Sgt. Bakula of Los Angles. Mr. Bakula is with the Marines.

He brother, Virgil Cobb and her father, Alonzo Cobb, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon, August 6, by Rev. Haggard, Frey funeral home in charge of arrangements. Music was furnished by Mrs. George Venburg, Mrs. Clarence Million, Paul Becker and Will Holm. Songs selected were "The Old Rugged Cross", "Sometime We’ll Understand" and "Saved by Grace."

The pallbearers were Claude Evans, Lester Harmon, I O Anderson, Paul Williams, Frank Folson and Howard Shepard.

Interment in White City cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jane Fraser

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