Clara M. Devine born 13 June 1869, Iowa; died 11 May 1956, Sacramento County, California. 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


Rites Held

Here Saturday

. . .

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 For


Held Saturday

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

Harry Looft.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 8 January 1959, page 1


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


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