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Guy Terrell, of the Kirk community passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in
Denver March 31, 1954 after an illness of two weeks. Cause of death was given as
a malignant tumor of the brain.
Funeral services were conducted on April 5 from the Olivet Nazarene Church of Kirk and burial was made at McDonald, Kansas. Officiating at the service were Rev. Martin Jagger of Los Animas and Rev. Warren.
The following life sketch was read at the service: Guy Terrell was born November 22, 1897 at Smith Center, Kansas to Clara and David Terrell, and passed away on March 31, 1954 at Denver, Colorado.
In his early boyhood he attended school near Ludell, Kansas, later moving with his family to McDonald, Kansas where he graduated from the high school in 1918. Soon after, he and a brother, Irvin, moved to Scott, county near Manning, where they started farming.
While living in Scott county he met Blanche L. Gardner, and they were married on February 14, 1923. To this union were born five children, all of whom survive their father.
The family lived in Rawlins County, Kansas several years, and moved to the Kirk, Colorado community in 1943.
Mr. and Mrs. Terrell joined the First Baptist Church at Manning in 1923 and later transferred to the Nazarene church at Kirk.
Surviving Mr. Terrell are his wife, Blanche, children, Leora Riessen of Vacaville, California, Bernice Kirkland, Sterling, Colorado, Bonetta Schafer of Idalia, Colo., Roland and Larry Terrell of the Kirk Community. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Robert and Vicki Riessen, and Rita and Pamela Kirkland: five brothers and sisters, Irvin Terrell of Harvard, Idaho, Lawrence Terrell of McDonald, Kansas, Edna Beckner Schnee of McDonald, Kansas, and Hazel Goltl of Murphy, Oregon. One brother, Leland, and his parents preceded him in death.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heart-felt appreciation to all who were so kind to us in our recent bereavement. The floral offerings, cards, and all the many other expressions of sympathy were very comforting.
Mrs. Guy Terrell
Mr. and Mrs. T. Reissen
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Kirkland
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schafer
Roland and Larry Terrell
The McDonald Standard
Published May 6, 1954, Page 1
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