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March 12, 1958 


Mrs. J. F. Collier plan [sic] to leave Thursday for her home in Olympia, Wash. She has been visiting her sister, Mrs. A. J. Fox. 


The near by neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Sperry met at the home of Mrs. A. J. Fox on Tuesday for a 6:30 pot luck dinner to honor Mr. Sperry's 100th birthday on March 6. This is the eighth consecutive year Mrs. Fox has feted the Sperrys on his birthday. There were 20 guests. Those from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sperry of Tucson, Ariz. and Mrs. J. F. Collier of Olympia, Wash.


March 13, 1958

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March Birthday Club To Meet March 15th

March Birthday Club will meet with Mrs. A. J. Fox on Saturday, March 15, with picnic dinner at 12:15 p.m.

All ladies in Fayette and vicinity whose birthdays occur in March are cordially invited.


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W. R. Sperry Observes 99th Birthday

Two birthday parties in Fayette honored W. R. Sperry on his 99th birthday.

The first was held last Friday evening in the home of Mrs. A. J. Fox at which the neighborhood honoring Mrs. Sperry. His birthday is on the 6th of March. Mrs. Fox reports that this is the seventh year that the neighborhood has honored Mr. Sperry thusly.


The second observance was held in Mr. Sperry's home Sunday. His children and others were among those spending the day with him. Mr. Sperry born in 1859, is now looking forward to his 100th birthday next year.


March 20, 1958


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Relatives Attending Bender Rites

Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral of Miss Janette Bener were:  Mrs. Ray Hall, Mrs. William Wright and daughter, Connie, Mrs. Sidney Hall, Pueblo, Colo., Mrs. H. W. Bender and Miss Elizabeth Bender, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Bender, Hopkins, Minn., Miss Gladys Bender, International Falls, Minn., Leo C. Stone, Mrs. W. H. Antes, Charles Antes and Reginald Bender, West zunion, Mr. and Mrs. Will Adams, Ralph Adams and Jack Adams, Waucoma, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Richards, Alpha, and Mrs. Bruce Moser, Guttenberg, Iowa.

Mr. Carlton Baker of Decorah, Iowa accompanied Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Bender and Miss Gladys Bender to the funeral of Miss janette Bender. Upon their return home the Benders were dinner guests in the Baker home. Mr. Baker and Mr. Bender were College friends and both are graduates Upper Iowa University.


Mrs. A. J. Fox graciously opened her home to the relatives and friends from a distance who attended the fuenral of Miss Janette Bender. She was assisted in serving by friends. Others helping were Mrs. Farley, Miss Meyer, and Miss Anna Wilson.


Miss Marvel Foster, assistant to Miss Elizabeth Bender in the Community House in Cedar Rapids, accompanied by her mother and friends, Mrs. Gray adn her sister, all of Cedar Rapids attended the funeral of Miss Janette Bender.


~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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