Elizabeth Bell Forsythe was born in Custer county, Oklahoma, September 21, 1906, and departed this life March 6, 1947 at an Elk City hospital at the age of 40 years, 5 months and 13 days.
She moved with her parents to Dewey county in 1911. On January 25, 1924, she was united in marriage to Grover Benear. To this union eight children were born: Mrs. Norman Dube of Walthan, Mass, and Roy, Aleta, Doroty, Cleta, Faye, Billie Joe, Ivan Lee and Jimmie Wayne, of the home.
Besides her husband and these children she also leaves four step children: G. C. Benear of San Francisco, Calif., W. R. Benearl of Leedey, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Davis of San Diego, Calif, one son-in-law, Norman Dube of Waltham, Mass., one grandson, Robert Dube, and two stepgranddaughters.
In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sarah Forstyhe of Leedey; her father, Charley Forsythe of Clinton; four brothers, Clydie, Donnel and Clarence Forstyhe of Leedey and Richard Forsythe of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Violet Barton of Clovis, Calif., and Mrs. Annie Swank of Richmond, Calif; one grandmother, Mrs. Bell Forsythe of Chester, Okla., and a number of uncles, aunts, newphes, neices, cousins and a hot of friends.
One brother, Willis, preceded her in death in October, 1906.
Funeral services were conducted at the Leedey highschool auditorium at 2 p. m. Sunday, March 9, 1947. Rev. Walter Gore, pastor of the Leedey Assembly of God church was in charge, assisted by Rev. J. I. Clinton, pastor of the Leedey First Baptist church, S. B. C. Burial was in Trail cemetery.
Sad and Sudden was the call
Of Mother, so dear, beloved by all;
It was a bitter grief, a shock severe,
To part win one we loved so dear.
Oh, Lord, keep green the grave that lies
Beneath the wide and starry skies.
Keep sweet the sleep and give her rest,
Whose hands are folded o'er her breast.
Forgotten to the world by some you may be,
But, Mother, dear to our memory
You will always be.
Submitted by: Judy Lacklier
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