Nettie Dorsey Durham Obituary
Ashland Clipper, March 31, 1927
NETTIE DORSEY DURHAM
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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