Floyd H. Nine, 94 year old Gage resident, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at the Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gage United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Gage Cemetery under the direction of Johnsonís Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Shattuck.
Floyd Henry Nine was born to Franklin and Martha (Pigman) Nine on the family farm, northwest of Gage, on August 29, 1909. Floyd attended the Mt. Zion rural school through the 8th grade.
On July 22, 1933, Floyd was united in marriage to Rhea Naoma Mayberry at the Gage Methodist Church by Rev. F.D. Camp. After their marriage, they settled on a farm northwest of Gage, where they raised their three sons; Lonnie, Bob and Art. Floyd loved working the land and was a true wheat farmer at heart. In his leisure time he enjoyed playing the guitar and listening to western music. One of his favorite things was sharing stories about the past and telling others about his experience climbing Pikes Peak. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and a true friend.
In his later years, Floyd gave his heart to the lord and became a member of the Gage United Methodist Church.
Mr. Nine died Wednesday morning, January 21, 2004 at the Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck. He had reached the age of 94 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Bennie Nine and four sisters; Grace Borthick, Mary Mills, Golda Casey and Mable Johnson.
Floyd is survived by his three sons and their wives, Lonnie Ray and Willa dean Nine of Monett, MO., Bob Floyd and Judith Nine of Roswell. NM, and Arthur frank and Linda Nine of Gage; one brother Frankie Nine of Clearwater, Kan., 13 grandchildren, 29 great grand-children; and two great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Submitted by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society
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