Clara I. (Brown) Statton Obituary

* Maybe this should be Brown-Statton or (Brown) Statton.  They used her maiden name instead of married name.

Clark County Clipper, October 3, 1901


Clara I. Brown, daughter of G. R. and Eliza Brown was born at St. Joseph, Mo., January 23, 1869; was married to J. H. Statton at Minneola, Kansas, July 31, 1892; departed this life at Ashland, Kansas, September 25, 1901, age, 32 years, 8 months and 2 days.

Mrs. Statton had been ill for some weeks with typhoid fever and her death was not wholly unexpected.  She was conscious to the last and her heart constantly yearned for the babies that she knew she was soon to leave forever.  She was a devout member of the M. E. church and passed away in the belief of a saving grace.

Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Statton as follows:  Edna Myrtle, whose obituary is noted elsewhere herein, aged 8 years; Dottie, aged 7; Flossie aged 5; and little baby Mable, born July last.  The three last survive to comfort a heartbroken father with their childish prattle and tender affections.

The entire community will sympathize with the father and his little ones in this the greatest loss that befalls, for certainly no loss can be greater to a man than to the loss of a faithful, abiding and loving wife, and no loss is greater to a girl than the loss of mother, who so largely shape the future destiny of girls.

So fades the summer cloud away,
So sinks the gale when storms are o'er,
So gently shuts the eye of day,
So dies the wave along the shore.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ September 30, 2005.

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