|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1868|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1929|
Susan is the daughter of Henry Clay Bogard and Mary Elizabeth Stigerwalt.
OBITUARY: MRS. V. C. KING-A book of life, filled with cheerful, happy Christian service, with love and devotion to family and friends written all through its closely filled pages, come to an abrupt end Saturday when Finish was written at the close of the last chapter, as death called Mrs. Susan Alma King, the beloved wife of V. C. King of the Beam neighborhood.
Mrs. King had just finished her usual Saturday morning's work at 9:30 o'clock and had her home in order, when, without a word of warning, she lost consciousness and remained in that condition until death came at 2:00 o'clock. Fortunately Mr. King was in the house at the time she was stricken and hastily summoned help, but nothing could be done to relieve the condition brought about by uremic poisoning.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the chapel in the Waurika cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Wm. Dikes, pastor of the local Nazarene church, with interment here.
Susan Alma Bogard was born April 24, 1868, in Illinois, and moved with her family to Iowa when still a small child.
Leaving there the family moved to Rooks county, Kansas, where she lived for 30 years and where she and where she was married May 13, 1888, to V. C. King. After 20 years of married life the Kings moved to Artesia, New Mexico, living there 10 years and came to Jefferson county 11 years ago, settling on the farm where they still lived at the time of her decease.
Seven children were born to this union, all living, and there are 11 grandchildren. The children are Coridon of San Pedro, California; Horace and Hollis King of Colony; Mrs. Pearl King of Pasadena, California; Mrs. Mary Hook and Royal King of Oklahoma City and Paul King, the youngest a Senior in the Waurika High School, who is still at home. With the exception of the son and daughter in California all of the children came home to be together with their father during their great hour of bereavement, the first time that death had ever touched the family circle.
Mrs. King was converted in 1886 and joined the Nazarene church. That her life was a consistent one is easily known through her family of grown children who tell of her wonderful life of self sacrifice her love and devotion to them and of her teaching them the higher and better things of life through the living example that she was to them. They are filled with gratitude that she was spared to them for so many years until now all of them are grown. All seven of the children are high school graduates with the exception of the youngest son who will finish high school this year, which speaks eloquently of a mother's love for education for her seven children.
Not only in the family life will she be sadly missed but in the life of the community where she has been a teacher in Sunday school, a mother of Israel to the younger people, a kind and good neighbor and friend, setting an example of righteous living that will not soon be forgotten.
Henry Clay Bogard (1829 - 1918)
Mary Elizabeth Stigerwalt Bogard (1838 - 1928)
Virgil Claude King (1866 - 1951)*
Jacob Bogard (1859 - 1873)*
Allora Jane Bogard (1862 - 1939)*
Susan Alma Bogard King (1868 - 1929)
Rebecca Nicholas Bogard Maddy (1874 - 1970)*
Created by: Susan Zmrzel
Record added: Sep 19, 2004
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