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Ida S. Montgomery was born May 19, 1883 in Lincoln County, Kansas, and passed away Sept. 4, 1967, at the age of 84 years, three months and a few days. She was the daughter of Chester Lyon Montgomery and Phoebe Ann (Lawrence) Montgomery and grew to womanhood and attended schools in the Lincoln, Kansas area. She had two brothers, George Russell Montgomery and Arthur Montgomery; two sisters, Mary Feaker and Eva Harvey. All have preceded her in death with the exception of her sister Eva Harvey of Merced, Calif.

She was united in marriage to Harm Rosenkrans on May 23, 1900 at Hoxie, Kansas. The ceremony was performed at Harm's fathers ranch a few miles south of Hoxie, the Charles L. Rosenkrans homestead ranch site, where they later lived and raised their family. This marriage ceremony was solemnized by one of the truly old timers, Probate Judge Gregg of Sheridan County.

This marriage was blessed with three children, Clarence B.(Cap), born May 3, 1901; Dorrance L., born Nov. 10, 1906, and E. Maxine, born Feb. 11, 1916.

Her son Clarence passed away Jan. 16, 1960; her husband Harm passed away June 1, 1961, and then Dorrance passed away Aug. 7, 1965. Deep sorrow and heart-ache seemed to follow the family for years, but through all this, she bore her burdens well, with a sincere Christian faith that it was God's will and part of his great plan.

Mrs. Rosenkrans was a member of the Presbyterian church and attended services regularly as long as her health permitted.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter Maxine Lewis and husband, Peary Lewis; one sister, Eva Harvey of Merced, Calif.; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Bernice (Ward) Rosenkrans of Lamar, Colo., and Stella (Morgan) Rosenkrans of Fillmore, Calif.; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives, all remembering Aunt Ida.

Words are hardly enough to express the thoughts and feelings that we all share in the loss of our loved one, Mother, Grandmother, counsel, adviser and a true and sincere friend and neighbor. Needless to say, Grandma, your place will never be filled and only time will dim the many, many beautiful and loving memories, and may God grant you the tender care and love that you have given us.

Relatives from out of town to attend the funeral services for Mrs. Rosenkrans on Sept. 6, were; Mr. and Mrs. Herb Welden of Dalhart, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rosenkrans, Mrs. Bernice Rosenkrans, Beulah Ward, all of Lamar, Colo.; and Mrs. Henry Montgomery and daughter-in-law of Bunker Hill, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lewis of Colby, and Mrs. Maxine Lewis, Linda and Sonny of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Submitted by Merelene Bockway

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