Nettie Dorsey Durham Obituary

Ashland Clipper, March 31, 1927



Nettie Dorsey was born at Lexington, Kansas, September 9, 1898, and passed away near Sitka, Kansas, March 28, 1927, at the age of 28 years, 6 months and 19 days.  She was married to Charles F. Durham, at Pratt, Kansas, February 15, 1923, and since that time has made her home near Sitka.  She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two sons, Charles Jr. and Leland Russell, a step-son, Eldon, her father and mother, three brothers, Charles of Omaha, Nebraska and Robert and Harold, both of Sitka, besides a large number of relatives and friends.  She received her high school training at Ashland and attended business college in Winfield.  She was converted early in life and joined the Methodist Church at Sitka and since that time has lived a consistent Christian life.  She took an active part in the Epworth League and Sunday school earlier in life, and though her home duties kept her from taking an active part in the work of the church, yet she was interested in the things of God, and at the close of her earthly life left this testimony that she was ready to meet her Lord.  A loving wife and mother has gone to her reward.

Jesus! the very thought of Thee,
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

The funeral service was conducted in the Sitka M. E. Church by Rev. B. F. Foard, a former pastor and very close friend of the family, assisted by Rev. L. C. McNeill, pastor of the Methodist Church of Sitka.  She was laid to rest in the Highland cemetery at Ashland, Kansas.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 5, 2005.

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