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 Anna Ruth <I>Dibbens</I> Mahan

Anna Ruth Dibbens Mahan

Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Death 29 Jun 1967 (aged 63)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
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Anna Ruth (Dibbens) Mahan Bishop
January 28, 1904 - June 29, 1967

Mrs. Anna R. (Dibbens) Mahan Bishop passed away June 29, 1967, at home in Wichita, Kansas, after a lingering illness at the age of 63 years, 5 months, 1 day.

She was born January 28, 1904, in Cheney, Kansas, to Arthur Robert Jarman and Jessie Christene (Fields) Dibbens. She was married to Charles Oren Mahan on May 25, 1923, at Conway Springs, Kansas. He preceded her in death, June 1, 1962. To this union were born 3 daughters and one son; Mrs. Naomi Busch, Perryton, Texas; Mrs. Dorcas Spicer, Wichita, Kansas; Marsena Mahan, Wichita, Kansas; and Paul D. Mahan of Malibu, California.
She was married to Claude R. Bishop on February 22, 1966, in Liberal Kansas.

Survivors in addition to her husband and children are two sisters; Mrs. Fern Polvado, Vanderpool, Texas; and Mrs. Velma Neff, Wichita, Kansas, four brothers: Clyde M. Dibbens and Jarman F. Dibbens both of Garden City, Kansas; Preston G. Dibbens, Cheney, Kansas; and Rev. Donald D. Dibbens, Vanderpool, Texas. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Jene' Marie, Roland Paul and Bradley Brian Busch, Charlene Ann and Jacque Lynne Spicer, Rhonda Lynn, Laurie Lee, and Shannon Kay Mahan. One grandson, Charles Owen Spicer, preceded her in death on May 10, 1963. She also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

Sister Anna was converted as a young girl and came into the light of the Apostolic Faith Gospel during the ministry of Charles F. Parham in Cheney, Kansas. She and Brother Mahan traveled extensively in evangelistic work for many years with their family, pastoring several churches including Baxter Springs, Kansas, during which time he also served as Dean of the Apostolic Faith Bible School. She remained faithful and true to her faith in God to the very end.

Services were conducted at the Apostolic Faith Bible School Chapel in Baxter Springs, Kansas, with Rev. Jack Barker officiating, assisted by Rev. Paul Clanton, and Rev. Kenneth Flora. Rev. Ted Barker, Rev. Edwin Modrick, Rev. Jack Cornell, and Rev. Jimmy Wallis were accompanied by Mrs. Alvin Barker, organist, and Mrs. Jimmy Wallis, pianist, as they sang, "Time and Time Again", "How Great Thou Art", and Rev. Wallis, solo- "Until Then".

Pallbearers were: Rev. Floyd LaMunyon, Alvin Lee Barker, Rev. Jake Reiger, Rev. Neal Ragan, Rev. James Fox, and Mr. Frank Wall.
Interment was in the Baxter Springs Cemetery under the direction of Purdy-Wene funeral home.

This obituary was published July 1967 in The Apostolic Faith Report.

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