Schelby Schoonover Obituary
Clark County Clipper, February 2, 1905
Schelby Schoonover, born July 22, 1890, departed this life at the home of his
father near Minneola, Kansas, January 12, 1905, aged 14 years, 5 months and 20
Schelby was the third son of J. B. Schoonover who came to this county about a
year ago from Indiana. Schelby has gone to join his mother and a brother in
that upper and better kingdom, which is the final destination of us all if we
can only live so that we may see Jesus and talk to Him as did Schelby. His
dying words were: "OH God, come just a little nearer and talk to me." We have
no reason to doubt that he really saw and was talking to the Great Shepherd -
Jesus, who is ever ready and waiting to receive his loved ones into his fold.
It seems hard for us to give our dear friends and loved ones, to say a fare well
good-bye to them, but after all there is some consolation in those beautiful
words: "We'll Never Say Good-bye in Heaven," and if we live as we should here on
earth we'll meet our friends again, to part from them no more.
Schelby leaves a father, five brothers and a stepmother to mourn his loss. The
bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their
His Teacher and Friend.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 10, 2005.
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