Decatur County Journal-Iowa Thursday, October 28, l920
WINFIELD CLARK MCKEE was born April 29th, l853, in Mercer County, Mo., and died Sunday afternoon, October 24th, l920, aged 67 years, 5 months and 25 days.On January 4, l880, he was married to LOUISE WILLIAMS and located in Clarke County, Iowa, three miles north of Van Wert.One year later they moved to a farm near DeKalb in Decatur County and later to Grand River, then to Van Wert and finally to their present home near Crown, in l9ll, at which place MR. MCKEE died after many years of patient suffering with the dreaded tuberculosis.
About twenty-five years ago he was converted and united with the Christian Church at Weldon where he retained his membership until death.He was a faithful Christian and died rejoicing in the hope of meeting his father.MR. and MRS. MCKEE are the parents of seven children, one of whom, LAURA FAIRALL, preceded her father to glory, fourteen years ago.The other six children are NELLIE SMITH, CLARENCE, MARY RAMSEY, GRACE JOHNSTON, ETHEL JOHNSTON and EDNA were present at the bedside when the death angel summoned him.Besides these children, he leaves his faithful wife,twelve grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday at l:00 p.m. by Bro. Henry Esch, of Cainsville, Mo.Interment was in the family cemetery northwest of Van Wert. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere appreciation of the many kindnesses and for the sympathy and help of our neighbors and other friends during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father.