Anna M. Rhodes-Mayse Obituary

Clark County Clipper, February 13, 1908


Anna M. Rhodes-Mayse

Anna M. Rhodes was born in Cowley county, Kansas, May 1, 1884, and passed away at her home, in Wichita, Kansas, Feb. 7, 1908.  At ten months of age she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Wright, in whose home she grew from infancy to womanhood.  After graduating from the Ashland High School in the spring of 1901, she was married to J. W. Mayse on Sept. 11 of the same year.  To this union was born two children, a son and daughter, who with her husband, her father, a brother and several half brothers survive her.

Our departed sister was converted at an early age, and when but ten years of age united with the Methodist Episcopal church.  When she was but a child she was carried to church in the arms of Sister Wright.  She grew from childhood to womanhood in the church, Epworth League and Sunday school, but she was more interested in the Sunday school, first as a student then as a teacher.  The old Sunday school records show that she was very faithful in her attendance.  She had a sweet voice and was a member of the choir at the old Stone church.

We say good bye here until we meet her in the land of everlasting day.

Servant of God, well done.
Thy glorious warfare's past;
The battle's fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
Of all thy heart's desire,
Triumphantly possessed,
Lodged by the angelic choir
In thy Redeemer's breast.
In condescending love.
Thy ceaseless prayer he heard;
And bade thee suddenly remove
To thy complete reward.

Deceased had only been ailing for a week, but the disease was the dreaded pneumonia; a few friends even knew she was ill until notified of her death.

A sister is gone, a mother is gone and two little ones are left without, that love that only a mother can bestow:  Yet, it is said, the winds are tempered for the shown lamb.

The remains were laid to rest in the Ashland cemetery last Tuesday afternoon, after an address at the M. E. church by Rev. Geo Watts.  Notwithstanding the raging storm the church was well filled.  A special choir consisting of Carrie Rose and Anna Hensley, Messrs. W. C. Smith and Dr. F. W. Hines rendered some beautiful and appropriate music, and whilst the funeral sermon was short it was appropriate and impressive.


Joe Mayse returned to Wichita yesterday morning.  He decided to let Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallingford take care of his two children; and in having so good a home awaiting these little ones, he is very fortunate, for a better home for them would be hard to find.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ october 17, 2005.


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