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FORMER VINTON WOMAN DEAD AT INDEPENDENCE
Helen Boone

Independence, May 14 -- The many friends of Mrs. Benjamin Boone, of this city, were shocked on Sunday afternoon to hear of her death at the People's hospital in this city at 2:45 o'clock. Mrs. Boone had been ailing for several years, but she has been about until Monday afternoon, May 5, when she went to the People's hospital for a minor operation. The operation was performed Tuesday forenoon and for a while she seemed to rally, but later peritonitis set in and was the cause of her demise.

Mrs. Boone was born in Vinton, April 5, 1863, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison. She resided in her home vicinity until her marriage to Mr. Boone on July 3, 1880. They immediately came to this county to to reside upon the old home farm, two and one-half miles east of this city, where they continued to reside until about 13 years ago, when they removed to this city, and have since made their home here.

Four children were born to them, two sons have preceded the mother and wife in death many years ago. She is survived by her husband, one son, George, who resides on the home farm east of this city, and Mrs. Blanche Maxwell, residing south of this city. Two sisters, Mrs. Maude (Mahala) Brody of Vinton, and Mrs. Carrie Stookey, of Des Moines; three brothers, Thomas, William, and Frank Harrison, all of Humboldt, Calif.; and Rye Harrison of Vinton, also survive her, as does her only child Lloyd Randall of this city.

Three sisters have preceded her to the great beyond. The funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the Methodist church. Rev. J. K. Hawking officiating. Interment in the Wilson cemetery.
Submitted on Sep 9, 2003 by
Kathie Harrison, NelliBlu28@aol.com

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