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Ida May (Chalfant) White (1865-1948)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 6/23/2022 at 17:53:36

From Nevada Evening Journal January 5, 1948 (page 3)

Last Rites For Mrs. Geo. C. White Saturday Afternoon

A large number of friends assembled at the Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of the late Mrs. George C. White, 82, long time resident at her home, 918 Eighth street at 6:30 New Year's morning. The last rites were conducted by Rev. E. P. Windman of Memorial Lutheran church.

The bier was surrounded by the beautiful flowers the deceased had so loved, their number being a testimonial to the high regard in which she was held.

Mrs. Norman Dobson was at the organ, the service opening with an organ rendition of "Crossing the Bar."

Two solos, especially requested by the deceased, were sung beautifully by Mrs. Harold Wolfe of Mason City, "Sunrise," at the beginning of the service, and "Goin' Home" (from the New World Symphony by Dvorak) at its close, Mrs. Dobson accompanying.

Favorite poems, and verses of scripture often quote by the deceased, were read by Rev. Windman during the very appropriate service in which he commented upon the changes which the deceased had seen during her long live--changes in comforts of living, in methods of transportation, in manners of dress, and many other changes, and yet he said, that during the 82 yeas of her life there were certain values that did not change, the values of spirituality, of honesty, and kindliness of heart which the deceased had exemplified in her life.

The pall bearers were F. C. Tarman, Norman Dobson, Harold Wolfe of Mason City, Raymond O'Donnell, Dick Wolfe of Mason City and Gordon Bivens.

Committal was in the family lot in the Nevada cemetery by the side of her husband, former Nevada attorney who had served Story county as state representative for several years, who passed away about 20 years ago during the years he and Mrs. White were residents of Mason City.

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Mrs. White was born in Bloomington, Illinois, 82 years ago last May, had come to Story county as a bride. For a number of years she and Mr. White lived on their farm north of Nevada, later moving into Nevada purchasing the former Zwilling residence which is now the Ryan Funeral home.

Mrs. White returned to Nevada nine years ago from Mason City, where she lived for 11 years. For the past seven years she had occupied the home from which she departed on New Year's morning after an illness of about a week. Death was due to heart complications from which she had been a sufferer for a number of years. She left no surviving relatives.

Those from out of town in attendance at the last rites Saturday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Talcott of Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wolfe and son Dick of Mason City, Mrs. F. P. McDonald, daughter and grandson of Boone, and Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Donovan of Des Moines, the former a cousin of the late George C. White.


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