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THE TILLER AND TOILER, 10 January 1929
Death Claims Mrs. Clyde Strobel

This community was saddened when the news came that Mrs. Clyde Strobel had passed away at her country home near Ness City Monday night, January 1. The immediate cause of her death being pneumonia. Mrs. Strobel had been an invalid for some time, and for the last year and a half she had been confined to her bed, but of late seemed to be improving, and she and her family were happily looking forward to that time when she would again have recovered her normal health. Mrs. Strobel’s illness dated back to the birth of a baby daughter, Marjorie Rose, who was born, and survived but a few days, two years ago this month.
Mrs. Strobel was formerly Miss Mae Darst, and lived for a while in Garfield with her family, and attended the Garfield high school.

She was united in marriage to Mr. Clyde Strobel about twelve years ago, and since that time they have lived on their Ness county farm. Mrs. Strobel was 34 years of age at the time of her death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. M. E. Hickman, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Ness City, and interment was made in the Garfield cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Much trouble was encountered in bringing the remains to Garfield for burial, owing to the bad storm, it requiring two days and a night for the funeral cortege to arrive, they being forced to detour through fields practically all the way, and at frequent intervals they were compelled to shovel out deep drifts of snow before they could proceed. Owing to this unforeseen difficulty they were obliged to alter their plans considerable. It being necessary to postpone the funeral from Saturday afternoon, as originally planned, until Sunday afternoon. Then, too, it was necessary to abandon the plan to hold services at the Garfield Methodist church, and hold the services at the cemetery instead, which was in charge of Rev. Summers, pastor of the Garfield Methodist Episcopal church.
The efforts of the many men from Garfield, who volunteered their own services, and the service of trucks to go to their aid were thwarted several times by the funeral party being forced to change their routing as the condition of the roads encountered would make it necessary, thus each time they would fail to connect up with them, and their efforts would avail nothing.
Mae Agnes Darst was born January 22, 1894, at Stafford, Kansas, and departed this life January 1, 1929, at her home in Ness county, Kansas, at the age of 34 years, 11 months, and ten days.

When ten years of age the family moved to California and a short time later to Rozel, Kansas. The family later moved to Garfield, Kansas. She attended the high school at Garfield.

She was united in marriage with Clyde Strobel, of Garfield, Kansas, May 21, 1916. To this union three children were born: Evelyn Mae, age 11 years, Vera Eileen, age 3 years, and Marjorie Rose, who died in infancy.

In 1918 Mr. Strobel and his family moved to a farm in Ness county, Kansas, where they resided at the time of Mrs. Strobel’s decease.

The deceased united with the Methodist church at Garfield, Kansas, during her girlhood, and lived a consistent Christian life to the end. After years of suffering, she seemed to be on the road to permanent recovery, when pneumonia developed, and the end came to her suffering. She was a kind and loving mother and friend, always thinking more of others than of herself.

Besides her husband and daughters, she leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Darst, of Kinsley, Kansas; one sister, Mrs. Asa Ratliff, of Bucklin, Kansas; and two brothers, Ray Darst, of Utleyville, Colorado, and Claude Darst, of Kinsley, Kansas; besides a number of relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. E. Hickman, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Ness City, and interment was made in the Garfield cemetery on Sunday afternoon, January 6th, with a brief service by the pastor of the M. E. church at Garfield.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

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