|Rachel Moore Dutton
January 3, 1856–July 31, 1926
|Rachel Moore was born in Jones county, Iowa, on January 3, 1856, and died at her home in Miltonvale, Kansas, July 31, 1926, aged 70 years 6 months and 28 days.
When a small child she moved with her parents to a farm near Waykee, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. In 1877 they came to Kansas and settled near Ames, where she became a teacher in the public school.
On March 28, 1883, she was married to Edmund B. Dutton, coming to Miltonvale, where they made their home on the farm three miles northwest of town. To this union were born three girls: Lessie, Marian and Blanche.
Mr. and Mrs. Dutton had a prominent part in the organization of the Miltonvale Presbyterian church, being charter members. During pioneer days when the church was having its first struggles, no one made greater sacrifices to maintain its existence.
While lacking the advantage of convenient schools, by supplemental home work, Mrs. Dutton was able to prepare her girls to enter Park College, where each of the three completed the college course.
About a year ago Mrs. Dutton became afflicted and after several weeks treatment at a Concordia hospital she recovered somewhat and was again able to attend services at the church she loved. But in March of this year she was again stricken, growing steadily worse. All through her illness she was most patient and thoughtful, and often said, "I am not lonely; I have so many beautiful thoughts."
She lived a faithful and earnest Christian life, filled with kindly deeds, with always a word of encouragement for those around her. She was a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor, a loving friend. She was an ardent church worker and her knowledge of Sunday school and missionary work was unlimited. The influence of her sweet Christian life will long live in the community.
Besides her devoted husband she is survived by three daughters: Mrs. William Banfill, of Billings, Montana; Miss Marion Dutton, of the Manual School at Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Mrs. Dick Voogd, of Applington, Iowa; two sons-in-laws, two grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. For she was a friend to all.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Geo. McKay, assisted by Rev. T. J. Pomeroy. Interment was made in the Miltonvale cemetery.
Submitted by: Sarah Shaw Tatounova
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