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Obituary for Cordelia Alice Stout, w/o Benjamin Rozelle
Posted by: Kim Baker (ID *****5656) Date: September 20, 2005 at 08:27:42
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Obituary from an unknown newspaper; probably in Rockport, Texas. She died October 15, 1944:
       Last Rites Held Here Monday for Mrs. Ben Rozell
       Mrs. Ben Rozell, 78-year-old resident of Rockport for 32 years, who died at her home in Sparks Colony early Sunday morning, was laid to rest in the Rockport Cemetery Monday afternoon following services at First Baptist church. Rev. E. J. Meyers conducted the services.
       Surviving Mrs. Rozell ar her husband, Ben Rozell; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Cloberdants of Rockport, and Mrs. Ralph Davis of Clayton, N. M.; two brothers, J. H. Stout of Durham, Okla., and O. E. Stout of Burlingham [sic: Burlingame] Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Estella Slatten of Topeka, Kan., Mrs. Sarah Thompsonof Linden [sic: Lyndon], Kan., and Mrs. Olive Johnson of Whittier, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
       The Rev. Mr. Meyers paid the following tribute to the deceased in giving a sketch of her life:
       They have two daughters, Mrs. H. G. Davis of Clayton, N. M., and Mrs. Fred Cloberdants of Rockport. They also had an adopted son, Edward who died while in the service of World War I.
       Mrs. Rozell spent a long and useful life working in church activities and charity organizations since early youth. She taught school for a number of years and never lost interest in educational, political and civic activities.
       She was a wonderful mother and wife, a good neighbor and had the ability to make everyone feel happy and at ease with her hospitable way.
       She was a true pioneer woman that made the most of everything she had. She will be long remembered in the hearts of everyone that knew her. Her bequeath to the daughters of this community is the fine example of true womanhood and our loss is Heaven's gain.
       Mrs. Rozell was converted in childhood and was a life-time member of the Baptist church.


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