The church was founded in the Monette schoolhouse, about three miles south of Lorimor.

Mrs. Lena Moffitt [now of Madrid] does not know of the date date of founding
but remembers going there while her father was well.
He died in 1900 after an illness of two years.

The new church was built in 1904 and dedicated on December 18, 1904.
Rev. Sanderson was the minister and he had a wife and five children.

Avery, one of their sons, was a postmaster in Lorimor.

Trustees for the church were Elliot Burkeimer, Walter Smith and Thomas Clark.

The land where the church stood was given by Jethro Griffith.

The church was built by Bert Clark, of Afton and Mr. DeVoe
[Fern Thurmans's grandfather].

Another Bert Clark [Emma Rusk's brother] papered it.

The presiding elder at the time was a Mr. Miller.

The church was discontinued and torn down in the early 1940's.

[Information for this article was furnished by Mrs. Lena [Rusk] Moffit in 1975.

Her father was one of the early settlers of Union County.

The story was published in the Union County Genealogical Society newsletter,
[NEWS AND NOTES in 1980].

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