|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1859|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1948|
Healen Margaret Cruise, daughter of Honora Timmons Cruise and Richard Cruise, was born September 12, 1859 near Cambridge, Indiana. When she was about nine years of age the family came to Kansas settling near Monrovia in Atchison county, where she attended school.
On March 17, 1881 she was united in marriage to William H. Bohannon in Atchison, Kansas, leaving immediately for their new home in the western part of Jackson county, Kansas, near Avoca where they lived several years. In 1887 they moved to the home place in the Banner neighborhood where they spent the remainder of their married lives. Mr. Bohannon passed away June 22, 1933. Mrs. Bohannon continued to live in the home with her daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bradley until September, 1944, when she became ill. She had since lived in Holton with her daughter, Mrs. S. H. Woods, where she passed away December 16, 1948 at the age of 89 years, 3 months, and four days.
Soon after Mr. and Mrs. Bohannon moved to the home near Holton, they united with the Christian Church where their membership remained during their lives. Mrs. Bohannon was a charter member of the King's Daughter Class.
They were the parents of 5 children, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. S. H. Woods, Mrs. Charles Hawks, Edgar and Everett Bohannon and Mrs. Carl Bradley, all of Holton.
She leaves also to mourn her passing, thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. One great granddaughter, Carolyn Fay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bohannon, having passed away in infancy.
Mrs. Bohannon was one of a family of 14 children. Of that family there still remain one brother, Arthur Cruise of Los Angeles, Calif., and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Getting of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Agnes Ward, of Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs. Katie Eckert of Arrington, and also a large number of nieces and nephews.
She is gone but not forgotten by those who knew her. For to know her was to esteem her worth as a kindly mother and an indulgent grandmother and a valuable neighbor.
Her untiring service to the church will be long remembered to those who knew her in that work.
The services were held Saturday at 2:00 o'clock in the McAsey Mortuary, with her minister, Rev. I. Winters Funck, bringing the message of comfort to the sorrowing. The music was furnished by Mrs. Luzerne Abel and Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton, with Mrs. Homer Humphrey at the piano.
The pall-bearers were grandsons of the deceased: Paul, Harold and Clayton of Holton, Robert Bohannon of Lansing, Michigan, James Bradley of Holton and Geo. Hawks of Kansas City.
Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for thee, And may there be no moaning of the bar when I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound or foam. When that which drew from out the boundless deep, turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark.
And may there be no sadness of farewell when I embark.
For tho from out our bourne of time and place the flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my pilot face to face when I have crossed the bar. -- Tennyson
Richard Cruise (1829 - 1907)
Eleanora Timmons Cruise (1841 - 1906)
William Henry Bohannon (1857 - 1933)
Ethel Bohannon Woods (1882 - 1951)*
Esther Margaret Bohannon Hawks (1885 - 1974)*
William Edgar Bohannon (1890 - 1966)*
John Everett Bohannon (1894 - 1967)*
Eleanor Elizabeth Bohannon Bradley (1906 - 1969)*
Healen Margaret Cruise Bohannon (1859 - 1948)
Joseph John Cruise (1865 - 1936)*
Richard Leo Cruise (1866 - 1938)*
Nancy Ann Cruise Plummer (1868 - 1937)*
Mary E. Cruise Wagner (1872 - 1907)*
Catherine Cruise Eckert (1875 - 1951)*
Honora Ellen Cruise Eckert (1877 - 1938)*
Frances C Cruise Jackson (1878 - 1941)*
Agnes A Cruise Ward (1883 - 1968)*
Plot: Section 3, Block 1, Lot 86
GPS (lat/lon): 39.45997, -95.75753
Created by: Thomas Mick
Record added: Aug 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15384526