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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 9 December 1937
A deep sense of sorrow pervaded this community and reached far out into the country homes when the dearth of Mrs. David BOBBITT became known Thursday night.

A daughter was born to her early Thursday morning and her condition was critical until about noon when she seemed to be improving nicely. About 7:30 o'clock that evening she died very suddenly. Sorrow always attends the passing of a loved one, but when one so young as Doris is called, leaving her infant child, it seems that the grief is doubly hard to bear. The many beautiful flowers given by relatives and friends formed a garden of beauty in which her body rested, and was a silent tribute of esteem in which she was held in the community. Her life's Story:

Doris Genivieve, the oldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. FENCL, was born July 21, 1915 and departed this life on Thursday evening, Dec. 9, 1937 at her home in Haddam, KS at the age of 22 years, 4 months and 11 days.

Doris was born northwest of Haddam and when a small child, she moved with her parents to Haddam, where she attended the Haddam Grade School and graduated from the Haddam Rural High School with the class of '33.

She was a loyal member of the Rebekah Lodge. Since her graduation from high school, she was employed in her parents general merchandise store until her marriage to Louis David BOBBITT, the oldest son of Mr. & Mrs. L.M. BOBBITT. A daughter, Judith Leora, was born to them Thursday morning Dec 9.

She leaves in her passing, her devoted companion and infant daughter, her parents, one sister Leora, to whom
she was especially dear, besides hosts of other relatives and friends.

Doris' life on earth was cut short by the death angel, but the comfort she brought in her home, her cheerful disposition which was a part of her will brighten the lives of those who remain here. Such personalities fill their spheres of influence with a radiance that makes this a happier world in which to live.

She and her companion had made great plans for their little one, who now will never know a mother's loving care. After a courageous struggle for life her spirit
took its flight; death opened the gates into the beautiful beyond where abides eternal light, truth, and love.

Funeral services were conducted, Sunday afternoon at the Haddam Church by the Rev. Geo. J. WELKERS of Kansas City, MO, a former Haddam minister, assisted by the Rev. J.A. WITMER.

Mrs. H.L. GRASSLE and Lowell LOEFFLER sang,
accompanied by Mrs. John BRICK.

The flower girls were intimate friends of Doris, Maxine McKENZIE, Dorothy LESHER, Mildred AKERS, Ida CHANDLER, Mary Louise ARBUTHNOT, and Erma VANDAS. Six of Doris' cousins were pallbearers, Lyle and Vernon WRANOSKY, Frankie and Billy FENCL, Ed SKUPA and Evan KVASNICKA. Interment was made in the Haddam Cemetery.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

Last Updated:  Sunday, November 25, 2001 17:46:18

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