Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 8, 1966, at the Baptist church in Wilmore, Kans., for Warren Wilson Day. Rev. Aljoe Watters was the officiating minister, Mrs. Frances Ridge was the organist and Walter Smith sang "Alone" and "My God and I."
Pallbearers were Ed Baker, Rod Baker, Harlin Yost, Fred Booth, Don York, and Glenn Dillinger. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Pepperd, Sam Lawrence, Chas. Pendergraft, Noah Dillinger, Lawrence York, F. H. Moberley, C. O. Masterson, Fay Smith and Myrl Dellinger.
Interment was in Wilmore cemetery, Wilmore, Kans.
Warren Wilson Day, son of Marshall and Anna Rostine Day, was born October 23, 1897 at Windom, Kans., and passed away February 5, 1966 at the Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater, Kans., at the age of 68 years, 3 months, and 5 days.
Warren came to Wilmore with his parents in 1914 and from that time the Wilmore community had been his home. He attended Wilmore high school until the end of his Junior year when he was employed by the Wilmore State Bank where he worked for 18 years. He became interested in farming and had followed that occupation since the thirties. Although he had been in failing health for several years, Warren refused to leave the farm and the work he enjoyed so much.
On November 26, 1919, he was united in marriage with Miss Lena Elzea of Wilmore, Kans. He is survived by his wife, Lena; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Nielson of Wilmore; one brother, Marion M. Day, Pueblo, Colo.; five nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Coral, and one brother, Otho Day.
During the years that Warren lived in Wilmore, he served as a member of the city council and took an active interest in all church and community affairs. He was a member of the Wilmore grade school board for six years and later served in an advisory capacity with the building committee when the plans were made for the new high school. He had also kept the cemetery records for a long period of years. He had been an active member of the Wilmore Baptist church since 1926 and at the time of his death was serving his 32nd year as church treasurer.
He was a respected citizen of the community and will be greatly missed by his relatives and friends.
Lena Annetta Elzea, wife of Warren Day.
Wilmore Bank Robbed, The Western Star, March 30, 1928.
Warren Day was the assistant cashier in the bank when it was robbed.
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