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Clemuel G. Hite (1929)


Posted By: Kate Hite (email)
Date: 3/4/2013 at 15:28:27

Clemuel G. Hite, son of Henry and Mary J. Hite, was born November 15, 1853, in Richland county, Ohio. He died March 28, 1929 at his home in Lake City, Iowa, at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 9 days. He was one of a family of nine children, five boys and four girls. Two brothers survive him. When he was four years of age his parents moved to Illinois and ten years later to Iowa where he grew to manhood.
Feburary 4, 1880, he was united in marriage to Mary Emma Benedict. He lived in different parts of Iowa and retired from his farm south of Lanesboro, Iowa, to this city eleven years ago.
In 1882 he was converted and united with the United Brethren chruch and led a consistent Christian life from that time on and his last words were "Praise the Lord, blessed Jesus." This was Mr. and Mrs. Hite's 49th year of wedded life and his death was the first break in the family circle.
He leaves to mourn him, his wife, an adopted son, Will Hite of Olivia, Minn.; his two daughters, Mrs. Berta Bowers of Ada, Minn., and Mrs. Geo. Wiltermuth of Clarissa, Minn.; seven grandchildren, three great-granchildren, two brothers, W.C. Hite of Lacey, Iowa, and Bert Hite of Northboro, Iowa; numerous nephews and nieces.
He was a kind and loving husband and father and was loved and respected by all who knew hm, and was never too busy nor too tired to lend a helping hand.
The funeral was held Easter Sunday by the Rev. Ralph McCaulley, pastor of the Pentecostal church, of which the deceased was an active member. A brief service was held at the home and the remains were taken to the church where at two o'clock the funeral sermon was preached. Many beautiful floral offerings demonstrated the love of friends.
Interment was made in the Lanesboro cemetery. Those present from a distance were all his children and their companions who had been with their father some little time before he passed away; his two brothers, W.C. Hite, wife and son Lacey, and Bert Hite; his nephews, Bert and J.H Murphy of Blanchard, and F. N. Murphy of Coin; Mr. and Mrs. France Clipperton, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hurdle, Mr.and Mrs. Will Hurdle, of Rockwell City; Art Ellis and daughter, Mrs. Henry Lottmon, of Jolley; Lew Geisinger and Mrs. Abbie Clipperton of Lytton, besides many friends and old neighbors from Lanesboro.
We wish to sincerely thank all who so kindley assisted us during the long illness and after the death of our loving husband and father, and for the beautiful floral offerings. We especially desire to thank the pianist and quartet for the music and songs rendered, and Rev. McCaulley for his wonderful words of sympathy and to the ones who stuck by us so faithfully to the end. God bless you all.
Mrs. C.G. Hite and Family


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