December 7, 1928.
| Sarah Ellen Snow was born in Barton County, Missouri,
April 10, 1854, and departed this life, November 30, 1928, aged
74 years, 7 months and 30 days. She came to Kansas with her
parents in 1861, locating in Douglas County, near Lawrence, from
where the family later removed to Osage County, near Quenemo.
At Quenemo, she was united in marriage to Josiah N. DeTar of
Edgerton, Kansas, on November 18, 1875, where they resided for
In 1892, the family moved to Independence, Montgomery County, and lived there two years. Then they removed to their farm, 2 1/2 miles southeast of Liberty, Kansas, where they made their home with their daughter on account of the declining years of both Mr. and Mrs. DeTar.
Mrs. DeTar united with the Presbyterian church when nineteen years of age and continued in that faith during her lifetime. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, always ready to offer assistance, even into her last days. She assisted in the preparation of Thanksgiving dinner at the home of her son, and because of sudden illness and much suffering, was removed to her own home, where she passed away a short time later.
The love that she had for her family was greatly respected by all of her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren, all being present at her funeral with the exception of one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. DeTar was the mother of eight children, three daughters having preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Harris of Coffeyville, four sons, Bert of Coffeyville, Harry of Independence, Frank of Liberty, LeRoy of Depew, Oklahoma, one sister, Minnie DeTar of Muskogee, Oklahoma, one brother, Will Snow of Alva, Oklahoma, sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church at Liberty, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock by Rev. Joseph D. Boyd, pastor of the First Christian church of Coffeyville, assisted by Rev. C. C. McCoy, pastor of the First Congregational church at Independence. Interment was made in Liberty cemetery. Old friends of the family acted as pallbearers. Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were her sons, LeRoy and family of Depew, Oklahoma, Harry and family of Independence, Mrs. Minnie DeTar of Muskogee, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goodin, Mrs. Lillie Parker and sons, Carl, Ralph, Harold and Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Parker of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Joe Doty and Mrs John Hill of Melvern, Kansas, Dave DeTar and daughter, Mrs. Martha Campbell of Edgerton, Kansas, Mr. McIntosh of Neodesha, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Harris and daughter, Dorothy of Pueblo, Colorado, Claude Harris of Pueblo, Colorado, and Mrs. Bessie Jenkins and sons, Dewey, Oklahoma.
Contribruted by Irene DeTar Crandell