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Ellis County Capital
28 Jul 1922 Page 1


Funeral services for Henry Lile, who died at Liberal, Kansas, will be conducted at the Methodist church in Arnett on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock p. m. Mr. Lile is a pioneer citizen of this section with a wide acquaintance among the people of Ellis County. Complete obituary will be published next week.

Ellis County Capital
04 Aug 1922 Page 1


Henry Nelson Lile, was born at Lancaster, Schuler County, Missouri, July 1st, 1857 and died in the hospital at Liberal, Kansas, on July 24th, 1922, at the age of 65 years and 17 days. On November 11th, 1880 he was married to Addie Clemons Dowell at Garnett, Kansas. To this union were born six children. His wife and one child (who died in infancy) have preceeded him to the Great Beyond. He leaves five children, one son and four daughters, a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure from this life.

Bro. Lile was one among the first settlers, he having come to Oklahoma in 1900 and settled at Arnett in 1903. He was a good citizen, loved and respected by all. He was one among the charter members of the Methodist church in Arnett. When in town he was a frequent attendant at church, a man who seemed to appreciate the House of Worship. He leaves a host of friends and acquaintences in this town and community all of whom are in deep sympathy with the bereaved children and relatives.

Funeral servicew were held from the Methodist church in Arnett, Saturday afternoon, July 19th, conducted by the pastor. A large crowd was present to pay the last respects to an old friend and neighbor. The children, Mrs. H. R. Constant, of Ottawa, Kansas, Mrs. Thomas H. Halliburton, Lorena, Oklahoma, Mrs. L. A. Johnson, Eads, Colorado, Mrs. Chas. Duncanson, San Francisco, California and Hobert W. Lile of Dodge City, Kansas, were all present at the funeral except Mrs. Johnson.

   “Jesus while our hearts are bleeding,
        O’er the spoils that death has won,
        We would at this solem meeting
        Calmly say, Thy will be done.”
                R. D. Duckworth


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