Cunningham, Edwin Kemper (May 14, 1902 - March 26, 1945)

Funeral this Afternoon For

Edwin Cunningham Dies of Heart Failure in a Worland Hospital Last Monday Morning

Douglas Budget - March 29, 1945

Funeral services are being conducted this afternoon at the Hofmann Chapel for Edwin Cunningham, son of W.F. Cunningham of Shawnee, who passed away at Worland Monday morning at about 7:00 o'clock. Rev. C.B. Doughty of the Methodist church is in charge of the services and burial will be in Douglas Park cemetery beside the grave of his mother, who preceded him in death. Pallbearers are Buster Goodrich, Nick Nichols, Dick Jamison, Ed Russell, Gordon Fitzhugh and Sam Amspoker.

Mr. Cunningham passed away in a Worland hospital where he had been taken following a heart attack which in turn had followed a severe attack of flu. At his bedside when death came were his sister, Mrs. Francis Roush, and Mr. Roush who had been called to Worland by his serious condition. They accompanied the remains to Douglas, arriving Tuesday evening.

Edwin Kemper Cunningham was born at Wichita, Kan., on May 14, 1902. He came to Wyoming with his parents in 1917. The family first settled at Lusk. Ed had made his home in this vicinity since then, working as a cowboy and ranch hand for a number of outfits. He was on a ranch near Worland when he took ill.

He was inducted into army service in 1943, but was given medical discharge early in 1944. While in service he was an army cook at a New Mexico training camp. He never married.

Surviving are his father and step-mother of Shawnee; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Maguire of Lance Creek, Mrs. Doris Brose of North Hollywood, Calf., and Mrs. Jessie Roush of Douglas; two brothers, Lyle of Shawnee and Francis C., now with the navy in the south Pacific.

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