Mrs. Mattie May Stradling Estes Obituary

Ashland Clipper, January 20, 1927


Mattie May Stradling

Sadness came into one of the good homes of this county the past week in the death of the mother in that home.  Mrs. H. W. Estes of the Sitka neighborhood, having been called to her eternal home.  Her death not only brought sadness to the home, but to the friends and neighbors of the Estes family.

Mrs. Estes had been in failing health for several years.  Recently she was taken to a hospital in Wichita with the hopes that by special treatment and a surgical operation, her health could be improved.  The operation was performed 8:00 o'clock, Saturday, January 15th, but her physical strength was so frail that she failed to rally from the shock and died at 3:30 that afternoon.

The body was prepared and brought to Ashland, arriving here Sunday evening.  The funeral was held in the Baptist church Monday, January 17, at 2:30 p.m., her pastor the Rev. H. H. Martin preaching the funeral sermon.  He was assisted in the services by Rev. David B. Jones of Ashland, and the Rev. Dellinger and Rev. Jasper Shoemaker of Protection.  The music was furnished by an Ashland quartet with Mrs. David B. Jones at the piano.

Interment was made in Highland cemetery at Ashland.

Mattie May Stradling was born October 4, 1879 near Ozark, Mo., and died January 15, 1927 at the Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 46 years, 3 months and 11 days.

She was married to H. W. Estes January 1, 1905.  To this union five children were born; Opal, Rex, Earl, Sidney and Lawrence, all of whom with their father are left to mourn the loss of a loved one.

She was converted at the age of fourteen. About four years ago she united with the Baptist church in Protection.  She was a lovable character, who was much cherished in he home and was loved and respected by all who knew her.  The Clipper joins with the host of friends of the family in extending expressions of sympathy.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 5, 2005.



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