Clark County Clipper, December 13, 1928

(Jennie A. Workman-Van Ausdall)

Jennie A. Workman, daughter of William J. and Katherine Workman was born May 23rd, 1873, at Knob Noster, Missouri, and there spent the first years of her life.  She united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church in her early girlhood and lived a consistent Christian life to the end, living by the golden rule, believing that "what-so-ever ye would that men should do, unto you, do ye even so unto them," and thinking always of others before herself.  On May 5, 1891, she was married to J. H. Van Ausdall at Warrensburg, Mo., and came to Ashland, Kansas, February 22, 1892, where they made their home until October, 1915, they moved to Harper County where their home now is.

To this union was born four sons; Walter of Attica, John of Ashland, Kenneth of Denver, Colorado, and James of Rosston, Oklahoma; and four daughters; Mrs. J. A. Osborn, of Ashland; Mrs. Ralph Hickman, of Buffalo; and Dorthy and Virginia of Rosston.  She was living in her fifty sixth year, having departed this life on December 8th, 1928, at the age of fifty five years, six months and fifteen days, and leaves to mourn her passing, her father, her husband, two brothers, four sisters, her eight children, sixteen grandchildren, and numberless friends.

The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church of Ashland on Monday afternoon.  The sermon was preached by Rev. Arlie G. Hurt of Shattuck, Oklahoma, assisted by Rev. A. B. Ingram, pastor of the Christian church of Ashland.  Burial was made in Highland cemetery.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 2, 2005.


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