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She Came to This Vicinity Sixty Seven Years Ago

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Stanfield were held in the First Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. George Braden in charge, assisted by Rev. F. F. Ryerson.

The body was brought to Chanute from Houston, Tex., where services were held in the Collins Memorial
Methodist church Sunday morning at 9:30. Burial was in Elmwood by the side of her husband.

Pall bearers were Earl Stanfield, Talmadge Wheatley, Bruce Wheately, Steve Stanfield, Roscoe Stanfield and Don C. Beach, all nephews of the deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wampler sang "Rock of Ages," "Going Down the Valley," and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." Mrs. Dave Patterson accompanied them.

Flowers were arranged by Mrs. Talmadge Wheatley, Mrs. Bruce Wheatley, Mrs. Robert Johnson and Mrs. Glen Weaver.

Mary Jane Cole was born in Edinburg, Indiana, March 17, 1856. When she was 12 years old she moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Cole, to Kansas and they located on a farm south of the present
location of Chanute.

December 24, 1874, she was married to Samuel
Stanfield who died May 16, 1908. In 1914 Mrs. Stanfield moved to Houston with her daughter, Mrs. E. N. McArthur, and was making her home with Mrs. McArthur at the time of her death which occurred Friday evening, April 26, at 7:50. Death was sudden and resulted from an acute heart disorder.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Alonzo Braden, east of Chanute, and Mrs. McArthur, who was unable to come for the funeral; one son, W. W. Stanfield of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Harriett R. Adams of Kansas
City; two brothers, E. W. Cole of Henryetta, Okla., and C. F. Cole of Kansas City.

Thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren and a number of neices and nephews survive. Mr. D. L. Houston of Chanute is a cousin of Mrs. Stanfield.

Mrs. Stanfield became a member of the Methodist church early in her life and had always been an active worker in the church. She was actively interested in mission work and the Ladies Aid Society of the Collins Memorial church in Houston, and was a member of the W. C. T. U. and Dorothea Dix tent, Daughters of Union Veterans, at the time of her death.

Those from out of town who attended the services were E. N. McArthur of Houston, who accompanied the body here, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Braden of Wichita, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Braden and family of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Brown of Coffeyville, Mrs. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Cole and son, Key, and Mrs. James Reeves of Kansas City, Mrs. L. R. Stanfield of Waukesha, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. James Adams of Humboldt, Mrs. Maud Ery and Mrs. Clarence Allan of Coffeyville.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

Last Updated:  Tuesday, July 26, 2005 14:00:53

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