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Mrs. R. T. Elmore, 32 year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W. S. Sibley of Arnett, passed away at the Higgins hospital, Tuesday, June 1st fooling an illness of several months. Helen as she was affectionately known by friends was loved and respected by everyone and her passing cast a pall of sorrow over the entire community.

Helen Louise, daughter of William S. and Lucy Sibley was born December 15, 1910 at Arnett, Oklahoma and passed away June 1, 1943 at Higgins, Texas at the age of 32 years, 5 months and 15 days, after an illness of 3 months. All during the trials of the last illness she was a very patient sufferer.

All of her education was received in the Arnett School where she was graduated from High School in 1929. She took an active part in school activities, especially in music, having served as accompanist on many occasions. She was also the regular pianist of the Christian Church at Arnett for many years. Helen has a happy cheerful disposition and was loved by everyone who knew her.

In August, 1928 at the age of 17 she was converted by Ira D. Matthews and united with the Christian Church at Arnett and remained faithful to the end of here life.

On February 15, 1931 Helen was united in marriage to R. T. Elmore of Gage by her uncle Rev. J. F. Buhalts in his home at Howard, Kansas. To this union one child was born, Phyllis Louise. The resided at Arnett until 6 1/2 years ago when they moved to Vici where they were living at the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her untimely death, her husband R. T. Elmore, one daughter Phyllis, her parents, Mr. And Mrs. W. S. Sibley of Arnett; one sister, Miss Hazel Sibley; one brother, Bill Jack Sibley who is in the United Sates Navy. Proceeding her in death were two brothers, Edsel Ford in 1919 and Roy Max in 1940. Besides the immediate family there are many other relative and a host of friends to mourn her departure.

Funeral rites were conducted from the Arnett high school auditorium, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Troy Plunk, minister of the Vici Christian church preached the funeral sermon. Music was furnished by the mixed Quartette from Vici.

Interment was made in the DeBolt cemetery near Arnett.

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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