Clara M. Devine born 13 June 1869, Iowa; died 11 May 1956, Sacramento County, California.
--Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997
Mrs. George Lenertz, Mrs. Ted Wagner and Bobby Lenertz left Friday for Mountain Lake, Minn. where
they went to attend the funeral services of Nick Blasen. Mr. Blasen is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Lenertz.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 24 July 1956, page 15
. . .
Pallbearers. . . all relatives of the deceased.
. . . four grandchildren, Adelia Moon, Lake Ozark, Mo.; William Moon, Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. Leo
Thilges, Charles City; and Mrs. Harold Erpelding, Algona.
--Kossuth County Advance, 6 January 1959, page 18
Funeral services for Mrs. Adelia Carrel, 91, were held Saturday, Jan. 3 at the McCullough Funeral
Home here. Rev. Newton Coughenour of the First Methodist church, officiated and burial was in
the Irvington cemetery.
Mrs. Carrel died Wednesday at St. Ann hospital after a short illness. For the past 35 years she had
made her home with her daughters, Mrs. Lyle Steele, Algona, and Mrs. William Moon, Lake
Ozark, Mo. She had been in failing health for several years.
Adelia Devine was born Feb. 22, 1867 on a farm near here, the daughter of Barnett and Abagail
[sic] Battersen Devine. She was one of a family of 11 children. She was married June 2, 1891 to
Albert J. Carrel of Madrid, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lyle Steele, Algona, and Mrs. William Moon, Lake Ozark,
Mo.; a brother, William Devine, Livermore, and a sister Mrs. Nellie Goetzman, Pomona, Calif.
There are four grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers at the funeral were William Moon, Robert, Frank and Ray Devine, Alvin Lenertz and
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 8 January 1959, page 1
MRS. CARREL, Mother
Of Mrs. William Moon
Passes away in Iowa
. . .
Mrs. Carrel spent her girlhood in the Devine colonial home on a high bluff overlooking the Des
Moines River, and lived to see northern Iowa change from a prairie land to the highly agricultural
state it is today.
She was educated in the local schools and at the Fort Dodge Academy.
--Unidentified, undated newspaper copy from descendant Gail Campbell
Rachel (Scherf) Levine