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THE TILLER AND TOILER, 12 September 1929
Death of Mrs. Mary Fletcher

Mrs. Mary Fletcher, a resident of Larned for the past 23 years, died at her home here last Friday. Mrs. Fletcher was past 87 years of age.
Mary C. Barnett was born in Macoupin county, Illinois, March 20, 1842. She resided in Illinois until her marriage to Thomas H. Long in 1857, then with her husband moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where they made their home. To this union was born two children. G. A. Long, deceased, and Mrs. Laura Dye, of Dodge City, Kansas
After her husband’s death in 1861 she, with her two children moved to Hickory county, Mo., where she resided with her parents until 1863. She was united in marriage to John W. Fletcher in 1863; they lived in Monroe county, Mo., until 187l, when they moved to Macoupin county, Illinois. There they resided until 1898, when they moved to Pawnee county. They lived on a farm until 1906 when they moved to Larned, where she has since lived. To this union five sons and two daughters were born.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Mary Bell, and son, Homer G. She leaves to mourn her death four sons, John W. of Carlinville, Illinois, E. S. and C. H. of Larned, Kansas, Otis, of Wichita, Kansas, two daughters, Mrs. Laura Dye of Dodge city, Kansas, and Mrs. George Blackwell, of Rozel, Kansas, besides twenty-one grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She was united with the Christian church at an early age and has lived a faithful and consistent life. She was a devoted and loving mother, ever ready and willing to do a kindly act. She will be greatly missed by her children and all who knew her.
Funeral services were held in the Beckwith mortuary on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, with Rev. Maurice Lyerla, officiating. Interment was in the family lot in Larned cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

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