Blanch Marguerite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Flack, was born December 12, 1896 in Perry, Iowa. Her parents moved to El Reno in 1901 and from there to Roger Mills County in 1902.
She was converted in 1908 and joined the Rankin M.E. Church, of which she was a member until her death.
She was married to James Conrad January 17, 1915, who is left to mourn her loss together with a father, mother, sister, Mrs. Laura Conrad and friends.
She passed from this life May 1916, (the day is left out of the article- but believed to be the 19th) aged 19 years, five months and seven days.
The funeral services were held at the Rankin M.E. Church Saturday afternoon, May 20 with Rev. Martin in charge.
No black was used in draping the church. All was white–emblematic of purity–with cedar vines and flowers, bearing messages of loving sympathy, were brought in abundance and the many friends did all in their power during these last sad hours to comfort the bereaved. Blanche’s last words were, “Do not cry,” and though we weep in our loneliness, for her we have the assurances of a rest and peace and joy without end.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Flack of Piedmont, Oklahoma, parents of Mr. and Mrs. Goehring of Elk City, Oklahoma attended the funeral. Mrs. Geohring was formerly Miss Orpha Conrad, sister of the bereaved husband.
The misses Leftridge, sisters of Mrs. Flack from Adair, Illinois, were unable to get here before Sunday evening and are returning home in a few days because of the illness of their mother.
Cheyenne Star, May 25, 1916