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Mrs. Chloe M. Alexander
Housemother at Chillicothe Business College Was 59
Mrs. Chloe M. Alexander, 59 years old, housemother at Minerva Business
College, Chillicothe, Mo., died yesterday at the Research Hospital. She had
been ill since Easter Sunday.
She also was choir director for the Chillicothe Methodist church and active
in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star. She was
born in Lucerne, Mo.
She leaves a sister, Mrs. Ora C. Shelton, 4135 College Avenue, and two
brothers, Claude Cooley, Seymour, Ia., and McCabe Cooley, Oakland, Calif.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday at the Norman chapel in
Mrs. Chloe Alexander dies at Kansas City
She Was Matron of C.B.C.'s Minerva Hall
Constitution-Tribune, April 30, 1951
Mrs. Chloe Alexander, 58, matron at Minerva hall at the Choillicothe
Business School, died at 1:30 0'clock Saturday afternoon at the Research
Hospital in Kansas City.
Mrs. Alexander had been ill about six weeks. Five weeks ago she was taken
to Kansas City to the home of her sister, Mrs. Ora C. Shelton, 4135 College
Avenue, and a week ago she entered the hospital.
Funeral Services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the chapel of
the Norman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Perry P. Taylor, pastor of the First
Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. Joseph J. Shy, Mrs. Kaskay, Mrs. Maxine
Pickett and Miss Martha Taylor sang "City Four Square" and "Oh Love That
Will Not Let Me Go" as the funeral music. Mrs. Robert Austin was organist.
Pallbearers were Harve Howell, Buster Lowry, L.A. Fanning, Walter Goins,
Farlow Hoyt and Atty. Joseph J. Shy.
Burial was in the Edgewood cemetery.
Mrs. Alexander was the wife of the late Charles W. Alexander, who was
connected with the Barnes Chevrolet Company a number of years. He died May
She was born May 1, 1892, at Lucerne Mo., daughter of Joseph W. and Ara D.
(Johnson) Cooley. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, where
she was choir director. She was past matron of Lodge 113, Order of Eastern
Star, and was affiliated matron of Lodge 345, Westport, Kansas City, was a
member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Chillicothe
auxiliary to the American Legion.
Mrs. Alexander is survived by two brothers, Claude Cooley, Seymour, Ia., and
McCabe Cooley, Oakland, Calif., and by the sister, Mrs. Shelton. A brother,
William A. Cooley, preceded her in death.