Monday, February 21, 2011

Henthorne, Bess

Bess Henthorne

Notes for Bess HENTHORNE-179

AKA: Bessie Henthorne by Nancy Forton; Bess Henthorne Burger in her obituary.

RECOLLECTIONS: From June (Bellman) Henthorne's diary:
Nov. 25 1926 "Thanksgiving, and Bess was here from Ponca City, Cody and John from Chicago, and Dick, Bonnie and Bonnie June - The tribe!"

Dec 25 [1926?] "Bess ill in Ponca City. Dick and I went in the afternoon to see her. So sick, bless her, but thinks she's improving."

Jan 1 [1927?] "Dear Bess came up last nite to take treatments of Dr. Strother." Note from Jan 14: "Bess went to Ponca today, much better. I must go to see her soon, so I'll know she's doing well. She's so delicate just now."

Jan 5, 1929 "Returned from four days with Bess in Ponca. Such a lovely visit. Ruth and Charles are going to Houston - then England. Good bye!"

OBITUARY: Mrs. Bess H. Burger Dies Here Thursday
Mrs. Bess Henthorne Burger died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Newton Memorial Hospital after an illness of about a year. She had been a resident of Kansas City until coming to Winfield in September to make her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Swisher-Taylor funeral home with Rev. Harold M. Parker Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. The family requests no flowers, that instead contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Burger was born in Winfield, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Henthorne. She left Winfield 25 years ago and for 22 years had been employed by the Phillips Petroleum Co. in Kansas City. She was a member of the Jane Phillips sorority. When in Winfield before, she was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Inez H. Paton; a sister-in-law, Mrs. June Henthorne; 2 nieces, Mrs. Walter Dillion of Winfield and Mrs. Kenneth Fisher of Wichita; 2 nephews, Robert Abildgaard of Wichita and John Abildgaard of Hutchinson.
(Source: Funeral folder, bur. 15 Nov 1958, 2:30 p.m., Union Cemetery, Winfield, KS.)

Posted: 20 Dec 2001
Reposted: 21 Feb 2011

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