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THE WESTERN STAR, 24 July 1942
Obituary of MAUDE MABLE McMORAN HECHT
MRS. RUEBEN HECHT DIES FOLLOWING STROKE

Had Been in Failing Health The Past 12 Months

Mrs. Reuben Hecht, who had been in failing health for a year or more, passed away at her home on this city last Sunday night about 9 o'clock. She had been seriously ill for three weeks following a stroke and for a time was in the Ashland hospital. She improved slightly and was brought home but remained in a critical condition until her death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hecht were held in the Presbyterian church at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. Geo. H. DeBoer, who brought a comforting message. Mrs. Geo R. Stewart sang, "Safe in The Arms of Jesus" and "Under His Wing." She was accompanied by Mrs. A. A. White on the organ.

The pall bearers were Mrs. Hecht's brothers-in-law; R. E. Simmonds, Elzy Gordon, A. H. Hecht, E. C. Hecht, Richard Hecht and Marvin Hecht. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of all.

Maude Mable McMoran, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McMoran, both now deceased, was born December 17, 1893, in Smith County, Kans., and passed away at her home in Coldwater Sunday evening, July 19, 1942, at the age of 48 years, 7 months and 2 days. She had been in failing health for about a year.

In 1898 she moved with her parents to Oklahoma, where they lived until 1910. They then moved to Comanche County, making their home on a ranch in the southeastern part of the county.

On May 27, 1915, she was united in marriage in Coldwater with Reuben L. Hecht. To this union were born six children; one daughter, Mrs. Ina Killillay, of Tabernash, Colo., and five sons; James Leroy of Coldwater, John D. of Camp Roberts, Calif., Lee Harold of Tabernash, Colo., Roy Arthur of the home and Glenn Ivan, who preceded her in death at the age of two years.

Mrs. Hecht leaves to mourn her going, her husband and children; also three sisters, Mrs. Ada May, of Eldorado Springs, Mo., Mrs. Minnie Dennis of Freedom, Okla., and Mrs. Blanche Fuller of Fair Valley, Okla., and by four brothers, Ray and John McMoran of this county, Vernon McMoran of Chicago, Ill., and Walter McMoran of Wichita, Kans., also by a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Hecht was a kind and loving wife and mother, a helpful neighbor and was greatly devoted to her family. She was brought to Christ in the Rayburn revival of 1914 and had been a member of the Presbyterian church ever since.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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