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Henry Jerome Neptune, 82, 608 w. Beech, died at St Margaret's Mercy Hospital, Fredonia, early today. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Neptune, he was born March 17, 1883, in Grenola. He came to Chanute as a young man and was married to Nellie Minerva McCowan, Dec 24, 1905. She died in June 1961.

They went to housekeeping on a farm and moved to Chanute in 1907. He was a barber and operated a shop at Main and Highland at the time of his retirement 12 years ago.

He was a member of Cedar Masonic Lodge AF and AM No. 103 and for years officiated at all Masonic funerals. He was a past patron of Sunflower Chapter OES, belonged to Masonic York Rite bodies and was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Jewell) Cox, Olathe, Colo., two sons, Howard Neptune, Tulsa, and John Neptune, Fredonia; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna Lindquist, Blackfoot, Idaho.

The funeral service will be at the Roy S. Gibson Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m. with Dr. Duff D. Wagoner officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Susie Meyer

Last Updated:  Saturday, February 11, 2006 01:43:48

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