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Obit for Phoebe BROWN LOUPEE 1835 - 1919
Posted by: Kim Baker (ID *****5656) Date: November 09, 2005 at 13:10:39
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Obituary from the Chapman (Dickinson County, Kansas) Advertiser, October 23, 1919, p. 3:

"Death of Mrs. Loupee
Mrs. Phoebe Loupee of Topeka formerly a Chapman resident for many years died at a private hospital in Topeka of paralysis October 19th, 1919 aged 84 years and 6 months.
Miss Phoebe Brown was born in Ohio April 19, 1835 and was marred to Mr. Lewis Loupee at Bristol, Indiana March 4, 1853 [Sic; they married March 5, 1854 in Mottville, Cass Co., MI]. Lived a few years in Michigan, then moved to Iowa, where Mr. Loupee enlisted in the union army and served during the civil war Mrs. Loupee caring for the family. In 1883 she came with her husband to Chapman and she resided here until after his death in 1905 [January 4, 1905] when she moved to Topeka.
Her body was brought to Chapman and funeral services were held in the Lutheran church, Rev. H. A. Koogle officiating assisted by Rev. I. B. Heisey. Interment was made at Indian Hill beside her husband. She leaves one son [William Albert], two daughters [Ellen Madora and Ida May], seven grand children, and fifteen great grand children to mourn her departure.
During her twenty two years residence in Chapman Mrs. Loupee was known as a woman of sterling character, upright and true in her friendships, generous and kind to the afflicted. The older residents of the vicinity remember and cherish the memory of her good qualities.
After her leaving us and going to Topeka it was her custom to annually come to Chapman on Decoration Day when she always assisted in in placing flowers upon the grave of her husband and those of his comrades of the civil war.
May she rest in peace."

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