|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1835|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1915|
The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Fri., Feb. 12, 1915, page 1:
"Mrs. Mary Beets at Rest. - Death came to Mrs. Mary Beets at her home in Hillsdale, Friday morning, February, 19, 1915, following and illness of short duration, being sick only one week. Her condition was not considered serious until the 24 hours preceding her death.
Mary White was born in Oakhill, Jackson county, Ohio, July 24, 1835, and became the wife of John Beets in 1853. To this union were born eleven children, two of whom have passed to the spirit world. The eight girls and on son still surviving are: Mrs. Dora Moubley, of Paola; Mrs. Flora Hittle, of Drexel, Missouri; Mrs. Nettie Ford, of Kingsville Missouri; Mrs. Mattie Kirkland, Mrs. Bell Ford, Mrs. Bessie Miller, Mrs. Mollie Reese and Miss Nellie Beets, of Hillsdale; John Beets, of Sacramento, California, all of whom except Nettie Ford and John Beets, attended the funeral. She is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Jane Drain, of Paola, and a brother, Steve White, of Hillsdale.
For about two years Mr. and Mrs. Beets lived in Missouri, and came to Kansas in 1855, locating on a farm a few miles northwest of Hillsdale, which has been the homestead for sixty years. Last November she rented her farm to James Gruver and with her daughter, Miss Nellie, moved to Hillsdale, so she would be near several of her daughters.
The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church in Hillsdale Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Trett, the pastor, and burial was in the cemetery beside her husband, who died 23 years ago. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many neighbors and friends in their great loss of a kind and loving mother."
John Beets (1826 - 1892)*
William K. Beets (1858 - 1887)*
Mary Susan Beets Rees (1863 - 1952)*
Martha E. Beets Kirkland (1867 - 1942)*
Laura Belle Beets Ford (1869 - 1915)*
Nellie May Beets Gruver (1872 - 1948)*
Nettie Alice Beets Ford (1875 - 1960)*
Note: She is buried next to John Beets.
Created by: Marc Doty
Record added: Apr 11, 2008
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Added: Dec. 13, 2012