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 - AUNT JEMIMA WAS A PERSON cf warmth and feeling...
AUNT JEMIMA WAS A PERSON cf warmth and feeling r.s is shown above when she displayed her southern charm sod classic features in Oklahoma City in a gigaivtic one-day Pancake Festival at the Municipal Auditorium's Zebra Room. The event was part of a Jaycee effort to assist the Oklahoma County School for Mentally Retarded Children. Aunt Jemima, Native P - A 1 in Oak, Of •une Aunt Jemima died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Sunday, February 12, and was buried ait Colony Cemetery, 'nine miles northeast of Hearne, Sunday afternoon following services held in Independent Baptist Church. Earlier funeral services were held in Oklahoma City on Wed- nesdaj'. February 15, at St. John's Baptist Church and the body was I This part Christmas,, her last role as Aunt Jemima. "She U'ould talk about it all the time and we 'all catered to her," they said. annual visit, Mrs. Hall seemied to be in good health and was "just as jelly as ever." On Friday night, February 10, she began having trouble breathing and she died February 12 then returned to Hearne for the I with death attributed to an ap- in-termenit services which U'ere j parent heart at tads. Many people under toe local direction of Ro- d!d not know the smiling face bertson Funeral Home. Aunt Jemima waa Mrs. Rosa Hall and her broad smile is a trademark of Quaker Oats Company pancake mix and other products, and as such, she became familiar to millions of Americans. Aunt Jemima was born Rosa Lee Moore at the Pin Oak Community 67 years ago and she grew to womanhood in Rcibertson. County, and later marred Travis Hall. They had made ,«,h«ir home in Oklahoma City for the past 27 years. She wccked in the advertising department of Quaker Oats several years be-fore being chosen as "Aunt Jemima." Mrs. Hall spent most of her time since then giving pancake demonstrations throughout the nation to promote the Quaker Oats product. Lately she had concentrated on a new j Aunt Jemima Syrup. Each Christmas, Mrs. Hall returned to Hearne to join her brothers and sisters in an annual celebration. Mrs. Hall and her j nine brothers and sisters would go out to the - old home at Phi Oak each Christmas day. The old ! homeplace is vacant now but is• maintained for the annual gatherings. en the pancake .boxes was pat- tsrried after «. actual face and , ., „ mos. people of the Hearne arer md not know that Aunt Jemima was born and reared near Hearne nor did they know of her annual visits - IJ. In addition to foer hustwtnd and: two sisters, she is survived by another sister, M,rs. Julia Wynn of Waco; and six brothers, Lessle and Lonzy Moore of Heame, Hanry Moore of Big Lake, R. G. Moore of the Pin Oak comanun- of Franklin. Called Meeting For Youth Group Nick Turnham .Jr., president oi ihe Heaffne Youth Association, has called a meeting of the group for Friday night at 7:38 p. in. ir, the Chamfber of Commerce office. New officers and directors of. the association for the coming j year will b-a eiocited during foe j meeting. All parents of boys, ages 13 through 15, are ucrigeci to attend. t iMr. and Mrs. G. M. Nevill of were Sunday guests of Two sioters, Jean Moore and -their daughter and family, Mr. Mrs. Algie Hillard of Hearne, j ar.d Mrs. 'Nick ToBMthaim Jr. and said Mrs. Hall often entertained daughters, Karen and Denise. her family with stories of he? ity.jind Wilson and John Moore

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  1. The Hearne Democrat,
  2. 23 Feb 1967, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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