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THE WESTERN STAR, 24 December 1915
Obituary of MALINDA STEELE
MRS. R. K. STEELE

Malinda Cline was born in Scott-co., Ill., Nov. 29, 1836, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Wood, Kansas City, Kans., December 15, 1915. She was married in 1856 to R. K. Steele in Pittsfield, Ill. In
1859 they journeyed overland to California with a wagon train, beset by dangers from Indians, wild animals, etc. After several years residence in that state they returned by the water route from San Francisco to New York, there being at that time no transcontinental railways. In 1875 she, with her husband, removed to Smith-co., Kans., and there, on a homestead, amid the pleasures and privations of pioneer life, the family was reared. In early years the subject of this sketch became a Christian and a member of the M. E. church, and through the varied experiences of a long and arduous life she remained true to her faith, always an unassuming but fervent lover and servant of her God, her family and
humanity at large. She enters into rest and reward after a long life, well spent. The husband and father was separated from the family by death in 1899. Five children survive - Mrs. J. W. Lee, Sand Creek, Oregon; Mrs. C. E. Wood, Kansas City, Kans.; Mrs. R. C. Korff, Coldwater, Kans.; W. J. and C. E. Steele, Kensington, Kans.

Burial occurred at the old home, Kensington, Kans., Friday afternoon, December 17, the service being in charge of a pioneer preacher, friend of the family, from the text, "There is laid up for them a crown of
righteousness."

The sympathy and floral tributes of many friends made more beautiful the sacred service.
"Beautiful twilight at set of sun,
Beautiful goal with race well won,
Beautiful rest with work well done,
Beautiful grave where grasses creep,
Where brown leaves fall, where drifts lie deep
Over worn-out hands - oh, beautiful sleep."
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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