Clark County Clipper, May 3, 1928

(Catherine Claypool)

Catherine Claypool was born December 14, 1859, in Davis county, Illinois.  She resided there until about the age of fifteen, when with her parents in answer to "The call of the west," they settled at Kirksville, Adair county, Missouri.  She was united in marriage to Henry W. Rogers, on the 29th day of March, 1878.

Possessed with the spirit of real pioneers on farther westward march they came and settled in Coffey county, Kansas, in the year of 1879.  One year later they moved on two counties west and settled in Cowley county.  In the year of 1884, they moved and settled in Clark county, Kansas, in what is now known as the Lexington community.  Here they made their home for 42 years, sharing together the joys and hardships that go to make up the life of a pioneer.  In August, 1926, they moved from their home to Protection, and it was at this place she answered the call to her eternal home to be forever with her Lord, at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 14 days.

To this union three children were born; James Cleo, Ethel and Myrtle, all of whom preceded her in death. 

Thirty two years ago she was converted and joined the Methodist church and remained in faithful fellowship to her Christ and His church.  While she has not taken a step in fifteen years and has been physically blind for eight years, she has been a concrete example of a Christ redeemed soul.  A great sufferer but never complaining.

She leaves her husband who has been her faithful companion for 50 years and a month today, two nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends to mourn her loss.

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church at Protection April 29th, by Rev. Walter H. Dellinger.  The body was taken to the Lexington cemetery for burial.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 31, 2005


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