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Susan Elizabeth (Thorp) Lewis

1875 - 1939

Source:  The Austin American, Austin, Texas


Mrs. Susie Lewis, beloved wife of R. T. Lewis, died at about three o'clock Friday morning, December 22nd at their home in the Oatmeal community. She suffered a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago, and never did recover from it.

Mrs. Susie Thorp Lewis was born in Burnet County on June 4th, 1875, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F.M. Thorp, now deceased. She was united in marriage to Rodney T. Lewis at Bertram on February 24th, 1897, and to this union three children were born, one son and two daughters. Mrs. Lewis was converted early in her married life and united with the Church of Christ. She lived a consistent Christian life and attended church regularly up until she became seriously ill. She was a kind and devoted wife and mother, a loyal neighbor and friend, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Mrs. Lewis lived all of her life in Burnet County.

Decedent is survived by her devoted husband, R. T. Lewis, one son, Dudley Lewis of Bertram, two daughters: Mrs. Frank Malone of Lubbock and Mrs. Adnold Purtell of Sudan; two brothers: Tom Thorp of Center Point and Charlie Thorp of Winters; two sisters: Mrs. Will Parker of Eldorado and Mrs. Sam DeSpain of Clyde. She is also survived by three grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ in Bertram at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, December 23, 1939, by Rev. L. V. Nobles of Lone Grove. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects to their departed loved one and friend. The floral offering was exceptionally beautiful.

The pall bearers were Grover Davidson, Reed Davidson, Raymond DeSpain of Smithwick, Ollie Barrett, Joe Floreke of Taft and Eugene Clark of Austin.

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