Clark County Clipper, February 23, 1928

(Mary E. Gabbert)

Mary E. Gabbert was born at Columbus, Indiana, October 18, 1846.  She died February 16, 1928, at the home of her nephew, Barth Gabbert, in Ashland, Kansas, being 81 years, 3 months and 29 days of age.  Her father was Geo. G. Gabbert; her mother, Christine Gabbert of Columbus, Indiana.

She had six brothers and sisters of whom four are deceased; one infant sister; Mrs. Anna Williams of Columbus, Ind., Mrs. Dollie Morgan, Gravette, Arkansas; Samuel Gabbert, Ashland, Kansas.  The living are; Wm. Gabbert, near Acres, Clark County, Kansas and Mrs. Bettie J. Seeger, Wichita, Kansas.

Aunt May, as she was affectionately called, came to Kansas in 1885 first locating near Englewood.  She filed on land near Gate, Okla., in 1887, where she resided until 1916.  After that time she made her home in Ashland, mostly with her nephew, Barth Gabbert.

She united with the Baptist church of Columbus, Ind., in her youth, transferring her membership to the Baptist church of Ashland in 1916, and was a loyal, consistent member until her death.

The funeral service was held in the Ashland Baptist church at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, the Rev. David Jones preaching the sermon.  The music was rendered by a quartet composed of Mrs. Walter C. Ashcraft, Miss Mildred Ingram, Mr. Sidney E. Grimes and Mr. T. Clarke Key.  Burial took place Tuesday, February 21, 1928 at Columbus, Indiana.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 27, 2005.

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