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Mathilda Neuen Schwander was born October 18, 1878, in Switzerland: . At the age of five years she came with her parents to Kansas where they settled in Trego county. She attended school in her home district and after attending school for some time in Manhattan and Abilene, she taught for several years before she was married.

On April 1, 1914, she was united in marriage to Sanders Rolli of Collyer, Kansas, . near where they' have continued to reside. To this union was born one daughter, Annette, who preceded her mother in death in 1938.

After a most exemplary life, she passed away at the Griswell Memorial Hospital in Ransom, Kansas, on May 27, 1951. She is survived by her husband, Sanders Rolli; two sisters, Mrs. Emma O' Toole of Arnold and Elise NeuenSchwander of Lawrence; and six nephews S James, Edmond, Albert, Walter, Arthur and Thomas O Toole, all of Arnold, Kansas, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Church at Ransom at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday afternoon, May 29, by Rev. Snyder and Rev. McDaniels, Interment was in the WaKeeney Cemetery.

Submitted by Gayle M. Garrett

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