Obituary for
Edward Oliver Worden


From "The Bronson Pilot"
Bronson, Bourbon County, Kansas


Edward Oliver Worden, youngest son of Rufus and Almyra Worden, was born near Detroit, Michigan on September 30, 1867, and passed away at the family home northeast of Bayard, Kansas on April 14, 1936 at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 14 days.

At the age of 4 years he came with his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brother, to Bourbon County, Kansas, locating on a farm northeast of Bronson, where he grew to manhood. His mother died when he was nine years of age.

After he was grown, he and his father operated a secondhand store in Rich Hill, MO.

On December 6, 1894 he was united in marriage to Miss Leona Merton. To this union 8 children were born. In the spring of 1896 the family moved to the farm northeast of Bayard, which has since been his home until his death.

The wife and mother preceded him in death April 8, 1922. Also one son, George of Seattle, Washington, preceded him in death, in August, 1933, aged 32 years, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Holt, of Long Beach, California.

On May 23, 1930, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Blanche McKinney of Iola, Kansas, who, with the following children survive him: Mrs. May Tally, Mildred, Kansas; Bert Worden, Linnton, Oregon; Mrs. Myra Johnson, Bronson, Kansas; Mrs. Zaida Ross, Kincaid, Kansas; Mrs. Ethel Gerdsen, Moran, Kansas; Edward Worden, Spokane, Washington; and Wesly Worden of the home. Also four step-children, Mrs. Mae Nichols, Garnett, Kansas; Mrs. Maud Culler, Colony, Kansas; Senix McKinney, Garnett, Kansas; Riley McKinney, Clinton, Arkansas, and 26 grand children.

He is also survived by 2 brothers, Albert Worden, Sandoval, Ill.; Charley Worden, address unknown; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ida Miller, Sprague, Utah; and a twin sister, Mrs. Eva Fisher, Zephyrhills, Fla., beside other relatives and a host of friends.

He was a loving husband and father,
A kind neighbor and a true friend.
We will meet but we will miss him,
There will be one vacant chair;
We will linger to caress him,
When we breathe our evening prayer.

Funeral service was held Saturday, April 18, at Fairview church, conducted by Rev. Park Blunt with interment in Fairview cemetery.

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