Clark County Clipper, March 8, 1928

(Margaret Elizabeth Hughes Luther)

Margaret Elizabeth Hughes, the oldest daughter of Robert R. Hughes, and Mary Jane Hughes, was born April 1, 1862, in Morgan County, Illinois, her grandparents having come to Illinois from Dundee, Perthshire, Scotland in 1835.

At the outbreak of the Civil War Robert R. Hughes, father of the deceased, organized a company of volunteers which became a unit of the 101st. Illinois Infantry.  At the close of the war, Mr. Hughes brought his family to Kansas and settled at Mayfield, near Wellington.  They later removed to Pratt, Kansas.  Here April 15, 1886, Margaret Elizabeth Hughes was united in marriage to George A. Luther, and here, on a farm which they had homesteaded their children were born.

Mrs. Luther came from a long line of ancestors grounded in the Christian faith.

When a child, she united with the Methodist church, and this faith was her comfort to the end.  In 1896, the family moved to Kansas City, which has since been their home.  When death came Mrs. Luther was visiting with a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Tosh in Los Angeles.

She is survived by her husband, Geo. A. Luther, of the home and four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Shattuck, Ashland, Kansas; Miss Elsie Luther, of the home; Mrs. Hazel Cline, Detroit, Michigan; and Mrs. Mary Tosh of Los Angeles, California.  She is also survive by three sister: Mrs. Anna B. Luther of Elkhart, Kansas; Mrs. Jennie O. Dean, of Burlington, Kansas and Mrs. Grace Pentz of Oskaloosa, Kansas; and nine grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon, February 29, at the home in Kansas City.  The body was laid to away at Holt, Mo., beside an only son, Ray Luther, who passed away in 1918.

Life, we have long been together,
Through pleasant and through cloudy weather,
'Tis hard to part when friends are dear,
Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear,
Then steal away; give little warning,
Choose thine own time, say not "Good night,"
But in some brighter clime bid me  "Good morning."

Sometimes we cannot understand
And so the spirit grieves.
But God will lead with loving hand
The ones he takes or leaves,
So to the hills our eyes we lift,
For whether here or there,
He's with us still, we "Cannot drift Beyond His love and care."

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 30, 2005.


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