Elma Dorothy Lamphear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhienholt Hendricks, was born on September 2, 1913 in Valton. She grew to young womanhood in this area. On June 25, 1935 she was united in marriage to William Joseph Lamphear. To this marriage, three children were born; Ronald, Mission, Kan.; Mrs. Marvin (Jeanne) Loomis, of Janesville; and Robert, Kansas City, Kan.
After living in Friendship several years, she returned to the Valton community for a short time in 1965 before moving to Janesville to reside with her daughter. She passed away at a Beloit hospital on Sept. 11, 1966.
She was an associate member of the Valton Friends Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Friendship.
In addition to her three children, those left to mourn her passing include her mother, Mrs. Rhienholt Hendricks; three sisters, Mrs. Lyle Dietz, and Mrs. Dean Beier, Both of Valton; and Mrs. Leonard Escher, Cazenovia; two brothers, Merlin of Beloit; Lewis of Bonner Springs, Kan.; ten grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted in the Valton Friends Church on Sept. 14 with Revs. Eastman and Henderson officiating. Burial was in the Valton Cemetery.
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