One little piece missing yet - what is the name of the cemetery where she is buried in Effingham, KS?
belinda melton hugheswww.bjhughes.org
From: Charles Kirkpatrick [mailto:email@example.com
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 3:13 PM
To: 'BJ Hughes'
Subject: RE: Parker family info
Sorry ; The remainder of the story.
Thank you. Kirk
GRANDMA STITES FUNERAL HELD
Dies at age of 78; Mr. And Mrs. Stites married more than 63 years
Mrs. James A. (Grandma) Stites, 78, died at her home in Tribune Monday, after an illness of some time. Funeral services were held in the local Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. John P. White officiating
In his sermon, Rev. White praised highly the understanding mother love of Grandma Stites and her simple, unquestioning faith in her Lord. Quartet music was sung by Mrs. Paul Pierce, Mrs. J. G. Ridlen, R. H. Conner and O. O. Burr, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. J. H. Black.
The Waldren Funeral home was in charge.
>From here the body was taken to Effingham, Kan., near Topeka, for services and interment there this afternoon.
OBITUARY - STITES
Phoebe Alice Parker (Grandma Stites as she was known by all of her friends) was born in Charleston, Ill., Jan. 9th, 1859 and passed to her reward April12th, 1937, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 3 days.
Mr. James A. Stites was born in Kansas in the yeast 1856 during the early pioneer days preceding the Civil war. Shortly after the war he moved to Charleston, Ill. where he was united in marriage to Phoebe Alice Parker in the year 1874.
The Stites family spent most of their married life in eastern Kansas, where Mr. Stites worked in the coal mines for several years. Later he worked for the Santa Fe railroad at Topeka for a number of years. They have only been residents of Greeley County a little more than six years.
Mr. and Mrs. Stites were parents of nine children. One son and one daughter preceded their mother in death. Those living are Herbert of San Diego, Calif., Fred of Tulsa, Okla., Emma Hadley, Clifty, Ark., Minnie Ray of Lowell, Ark., Edna Andres of Hawthorne, Calif., Geo. Stites, and Alma Bishop of Tribune, Kan.
Mr. and Mrs. Stites were given the rare privilege of living more than 63 years together. They loved their home and were very seldom away from each other. Mrs. Stites was a motherly soul, at her best in her home. No one who ever had the privilege of visiting with these good people, could ever forget them. She lived a simple life. She died with a childlike faith in her Saviour and seemed to be as one waiting her call home.
Besides her husband and children she leaves a host of relatives and friends who will always hold her dear.
PARKER FAMILY HISTORY
Alice Parker Stites (Motherâ€™s Name)
James Alfred Stites Jan. 15, 1941
Fred C. Stites Dec. 27, 1963