Clark County Clipper, April 25, 1929

(Luella Jane McKim-Etheridge)

Mrs. Luella Jane Etheridge was born bear Purdin, Linn County, Mo., October 2, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. McKim.  She departed this life at Wichita, Kansas, April 18, 1929, at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 16 days.

Mr. and Mrs. Etheridge proved up a claim in Harper county, Oklahoma, and resided there for a number of years.  Their home was a mile and a half southwest of the McKim store.  J. S. McKim who owned the McKim store was a brother of Mrs. Etheridge. 

The deceased was a member of the South Lawrence Baptist church of Wichita at the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, J. N. Etheridge, three daughters, Mrs. Martha Mills of Wichita, Mrs. M. L. Coggins of Ashland, Mrs. Ralph Rupperch of Perryton, Texas; and two sons Earl and Noble Etheridge of Wichita; three grandchildren and one great grandchild; one sister, seven brothers and a host of friends.  One daughter, Hazel, preceded her in death.

The funeral service was held from the Pleasant Valley church in Harper county, Oklahoma, Rev. S. T. Love preaching the funeral sermon.  Burial was made in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 3, 2005.

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