Ethel Specht Obituary
111 Miss Ethel Specht Dies Miss Ethel M. Specht, 901 Constitution Constitution St., a lifetime resident of Emporia and a sales clerk for many years, died this mom- ing in St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They will be conducted by the Rev. Andrew Jamison, 0. F. M. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Prayer service for the dead will be at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday in Roberts-Blue-Barnett Roberts-Blue-Barnett Chapel. Miss Specht had been employed in the original Newman Dry Goods Store starting in 1916, then continued through the years when the store was operated as Rorabaugh-Paxton Rorabaugh-Paxton Dry Goods Company Company and when it was bought by the Calhoun family and renamed Newman's. She originally was ' ¡n charge of the lace department, a job she occupied after specialized specialized training at Marshall Field's in Chicago, and for more than 40 years was head of the hosiery department. She was The Gazette Gazette Woman of the Week on Oct. 12th, 1968. The daughter of Rhinehardt Rhinehardt and Kate Stanley Specht, Ethel May Specht was born Feb. 3th, 1896, in Emporia. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Rosary Altar Society of the church. Miss Specht was preceded in death by one sister, Esther, and she is survived fay one brother, Justin, Justin, of 636 Chestnut St., and two sisters, Mrs. L. J. (Frances) Henderson, Topeka, and Mrs. Fred (Katie) Smith, Tulsa, Okla.