Mrs. M. D. Lee, a resident of this city since 1890, died last Thursday night [April 6, 1922] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. Brownfield, 315 North Jennings. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, the sermon, being preached by Rev. H. W. Cummings, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Lee was a member.
Mrs. Lee was a quiet, unassuming woman, a great lover of home and family, and was greatly respected and loved by all who knew her. Although she had been practically an invalid for five years, she was always hopeful and courageous. She was patient and sweet spirited, grateful for her many warm friendships, and cheerful under the most adverse conditions. The obituary, read at the funeral, gives the chief facts of her life as follows:
Arda Maria Fisher was born at Vevay, Indiana, June 6, 1851. On December 31, 1874, she was married to Marshall D. Lee, of Clifford, Ind. To this union seven children were born, all of whom survive her. They are Miss Bessie Lee and Mrs. H. W. [Ina] Brownfield, both of Anthony; Mrs. M. E. [Melissa] Raymond, Hutchinson; Mrs. S. H. [Edna] King, Truscott, Texas; Mrs. Chas. [Helen] Lottridge, Great Bend; Marshall F. Lee, Tulsa, Okla.; and Phillip G. Lee, Liberty, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee, with their family, came to Kansas in 1887, locating on a farm near Bluff City where they resided until they moved to Anthony in 1890. Mrs. Lee was left to mourn the loss of her husband who died November 22, 1899. She has made her home in Anthony since that time, with the exception of a few years spent in Hutchinson. For the past five years, Mrs. Lee has made her home with Dr. and Mrs. Brownfield.
Mrs. Lee was a faithful member of the Methodist Church of this city and until her health failed was active in the different departments of church work. She is survived by no immediate relatives except her children.
There was a large attendance at the funeral. Interment was at Forest Park Cemetery.
The Anthony Republican, April 13, 1922
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman