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Elva E (Knox) Berkenbile
Jul 29, 1887 - Dec 29, 1947
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Hennessey Clipper
Hennessey, OK
8 Jan 1948 Thu Page 8

Funeral rites for Mrs. W E Berkenbile who passed away last week at the home of her son in Drummond were held at the Christian Church at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Webster,  the pastor was assisted in the service by Rev. Paul Lamb.

Interment was made in the Hennessey Cemetery.

Mrs. Elva Knox, daughter of Allen and Anna Knox was born July 29, 1887 at St. John's , Kansas and departed from this life at Drummond Oklahoma on December 29, 1947 at the age of 60 years and five months after an illness of two years. At the age of two years Elva, accompanied her parents into Oklahoma territory where they settled on a farm near Hennessey in the Oak View community. It was there that she attended school and spent her early life. She was united in marriage March 24, 1907 to William E Berkenbile. Three sons were born to their union Melvin Floyd, Leo Alden and William A. The family lived on a farm near Dover until 1944 , when they moved to the family home place of Ms. Berkenbile's childhood . She was a member of the Christian Union Church at Union Chapel . She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother,  a good friend and neighbor by all who knew her .  No personal sacrifice was too great for her to make for the comfort and happiness of her loved ones .

Her death is mourned by her husband W. E. Berkenbile , and three sons Melvin of Dover and William and Leo of Drummond ; her mother Anna Knox of Hennessey; two sisters Bessie Craddock , of Enid and Gracie Knox of Hennessey; four grandchildren, Conn Lee , Karen Lew, Billie Ann and Leo Eldon ll all of Drummond ; also, several cousins , and nieces and nephews , as well as a host of friends and neighbors

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