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Minnie E. Wortley Crites
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1861
Ontario, Canada
Death: Feb. 4, 1931
Crawford County
Kansas, USA

THE GIRARD
The funeral of Mrs. Minnie Crites was held at the M. E. Church Saturday at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Dorsey and Sullivan of Girard. The funeral discourse was preached by Rev. H. C. Brockman, Mrs. Bell Johnson, Mrs. Rosie Potter, John Herlocker and Elmer McCracken sang "Does Jesus Care," "Beautiful Garden of Prayer: and "Rock Of Ages." pianist, Mrs. Harriet Bever. Pallbearers were Alpha Jones, Jesse Mitchell, Ed and John Johnson, Fay Herlocker and Frank Bever. The remains were followed to the last resting place by a large concourse of friends and neighbors and the number of floral pieces attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The community has indeed suffered a loss in the passing away of this estimable woman. The obituary was the summing up of a life well spent and the neighbors and friends will miss her as the days go by, as well as the family who have our heartfelt sympathy.

OBITUARY
THE GIRARD (KANS.) PRESS Thursday, Feb. 12, 1931 pg. 4 col. 3

Death of Mrs. Minnie E. Crites.
Mrs. Minnie E. Crites, 69, died at
her home east of Farlington, Wed-
nesday night, Feb. 4.
She was born in Guelph, Ontario,
Canada, Nov. 18, 1861. She came to
this county in 1879. She was mar-
ried Jan. 19, 1894, to W. I. Crites.
She is survived by her husband, a
daughter, Mrs. Windess E. Carna-
han, Clay Center; two sons, Orville
W. Crites at home and Charles
Crites, North Platte, Neb.; one
brother, W. G. Wortley, Chicago;
three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Ingraham
Hastings, Neb.; Mrs. J. J. Rogers,
Los Angeles and Mrs. L. A. Pitney,
Los Angeles; and five grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held at
the Methodist church in Farling-
ton Sunday at 2 p. m., Rev. H. C.
Brockman officiating. Burial was
in the Farlington cemetery.
------------------
Mrs. Effie Klock, a long time
friend of Mr. Crites requested that
the following two poems used by
Rev. Brockman be printed:

Onward it crept with added
strength,
Never a thought of fear or pride
And it followed the light through
the crevice length
And unfolded itself on the other
side.

The light, the dew, the broadening
view,
Were found the same as they
were before;
It lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and
more.

Shall claim of death cause us to
grieve,
And make our courage faint or
fall?
Nay, let us faith and hope receive
The rose still grows beyond the
wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Charles Wortley (1826 - 1909)
  Mary Windass Dales Wortley (1826 - 1898)
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Jane Wortley (1852 - 1873)*
  Mary E. Wortley (1854 - 1854)*
  William G. Wortley (1856 - ____)*
  Minerva Wortley Rogers (1857 - 1926)*
  Louise Alexander Wortley Pitney (1858 - 1937)*
  John Robert Wortley (1859 - ____)*
  Minnie E. Wortley Crites (1861 - 1931)
  Armedia Lottie Wortley (1867 - ____)*
  Effie Mary Wortley Ingraham (1870 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Farlington Cemetery
Farlington
Crawford County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section #2, Lot #45, Plot #3
 
Created by: Janice Buchanan
Record added: Aug 05, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5031882
Minnie E. <i>Wortley</i> Crites
Added by: Janice Buchanan
 
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