|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1881|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1973|
DEATH NOTICE: Hiawatha Daily World - Monday, August 20, 1973
Miss Stella W. Aten, 92, died early Monday morning, August 20, 1973, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital where she had been a patient since July 4 of this year. Miss Aten was born at Springfield, Ill., on June 26, 1881, the daughter of Henry J. and Marie Aten, early settlers of Hiawatha. She was graduated from the former Hiawatha Academy as valedictorian of the class of 1897. She then attended the University of Kansas, receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1901. She taught Latin and Greek at the Hiawatha Academy, and at Spearfish, South Dakota, Normal School, then returned to the University of Kansas for graduate study, receiving the Master of Arts degree in 1908. Miss Aten then taught Latin at Senn High School in Chicago for 37 years, retiring in 1946 with emeritus status, and returning to her family home in Hiawatha.
Miss Aten was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honorary society at the University of Kansas, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma social sorority during her undergraduate years there. She traveled extensively during summer vacations and made a 13 month round-the-world tour during a Sabbatical leave in 1930-31.
In January, 1972, Miss Aten entered Oak Ridge Acres Nursing Home in Hiawatha. Early in 1973, she gave her family home at 203 Iowa Street to the Hiawatha Community Hospital for the benefit of the people of the community. She has no known survivors.
Funeral services will be held from the Meek Mortuary Chapel at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, August 22, with the Rev. Harold Wolf officiating. Interment will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery.
The following information was provided by Robert Kuhmann:
P.S. about Stella Wolcott Aten: The "Stella Wolcott Aten Scholarship" is issued to deserving students by, the Kansas State University system.
Henry J Aten (1841 - 1913)
Maria L. Burbidge Aten (1848 - 1916)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Plot: Block 11 - Lot 89
Created by: Paula Segrest
Record added: Jan 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64813320