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Lenna May Huffman


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Date: 12/3/2017 at 15:53:46

The Marion Sentinel Thursday December 8, 1932
Lenna Huffman Librarian And Teacher, Dies
Deceased Born in Linn County 70 Years Ago; Funeral Held Here Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Yocom chapel for Miss Lenna Huffman, 70 years old, librarian a the Marion Carnegie library for the past thirteen years, who died at her home at 988 Fourteenth street Sunday at 12:30 p.m. She had lived in Marion all her life. Rev. W.E. Fisher of the Marion Presbyterian church was in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. W.H. Bridwell, and interment was made in the family lot in Oak Shade cemetery.
Miss Huffman was a devoted Christian since her childhood, and always took a great interest in all church work. She possessed a great hunger after knowledge, and even after receiving a splendid education, she spent many hours in study and mind-improvement. Books were her hobby, and they brought many hours of comfort to her during her illness since last June.
She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Mary Howe, Mrs. Charles Nash, Miss Zula Huffman, all of Marion, and Mrs. Howard Marshall of Minneapolis, besides a host of friends who loved and admired her for her many fine traits of character. She was a member of the Baptist church since early childhood, and was for many years superintendent of the Sunday school. She was active in many community enterprises, and was a member of the Marion Shakespeare club.
Miss Huffman was born on a farm four miles southeast of Marion, Sept. 2, 1862, and after attending the Marion schools she graduated from Cornell college and took post-graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, specializing in languages. She taught in the rural schools of Linn county for ten years, in the high school at Nashua for six years, in Illinois two years, in Anamosa a year and a half, and taught German in the Marion high school for several years. She had been public librarian since January, 1915, and under her direction the Carnegie institution grew in prestige and popularity.


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