Clark County Clipper, January 24, 1929

(Alpharetta Ventling-Shoots-Lucas)

Alpharetta Ventling was born December 6, 1862 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and departed this life January 17, 1929 at 9:37 p.m. in the Ashland Hospital, Ashland, Kansas, at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 11 days.

When a small girl she moved with her parents to Iowa, from there she moved to Andover, Mo., where she lived until the time of her marriage at the age of 19 to W. H. Shoots.  To this union two children were given, Vernie, now Mrs. C. E. Davis of St. Joseph, Mo., and Percy who died at the age of three.

Mr. Shoots preceded her in death in the fall of 1892, after which time she made her home in Bethany, Mo., until July the 2nd, 1910 when she was married to Mr. L. A. Lucas of Ashland.  Mr. Lucas proceeded her on Oct. 2nd, 1925.  Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Davis at St. Joseph, Mo.

She was converted and united with the Presbyterian Church in 1896,  Upon coming to Ashland she united with the Christian Church where her husband was a member.  She was a faithful member and worker in the Church.  She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 508 of Ashland, Kansas.

She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. C. E. Davis of St. Joseph, Mo., one sister, Mrs. J. A. Daniels of Ashland, Kansas, and two brothers, J. A. Ventling of Marshfield, Mo., A. W. Ventling of Davis City, Iowa, also five grand children and a host of friends.

The funeral service was conducted in her home church, the Christian Church, Ashland, Kansas, January the eighteenth, 1929, by the pastor of the Ashland Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Robert L. Foster, at 3:30 o'clock.

The body was shipped to Andover, Missouri, the morning of January 19th for interment.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 2, 2005.


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