Glasco Sun, Cloud County, Kansas, Thursday, March 27, 1941, page 1:
James Wilber Garst, son of Frank T. and Mary Garst was born at Glasco, Kansas, January 28, 1893, and passed away in the Veterans' Hospital, Wichita, Kansas on March 17, 1941 at the age of 48 years, 1 month and 20 days.
He was reared and educated in this community and at the age of 18 he united with the Methodist church.
On May 24, 1918, when he was 25, Mr. Garst was called into army service and was discharged May 15, 1919.
On October 24, 1927 he was married to Beulah A. Stratton. Into this home were born four children: James David, 11; Betty May, 8, Laurilla Marie, 6, and Wilber Franklin, 2.
Besides his wife and children he also leaves his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Garst, one sister, Mrs. Bessie Dameron of Beloit; four brothers, Purl of Peoria, Colo., Mark of Minneapolis, Kansas, Alfred of Concordia, and Lafe of Chester, Nebraska.
Lafe was a loyal, active member of the American Legion. His wife and children have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.
Funeral services were held at the Glasco Methodist church on Thursday, March 21, Rev. R.R. Braddick, officiating. Interment was made in the Glasco cemetery.
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