Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 2002
OBITUARY - LAURA ANN (COMPTON) RENSLOW COBB
Laura Ann COMPTON RENSLOW COBB was born September 24, 1918, at Guthrie Center, Iowa. She was the third child of eight
children born to Amos Winford and Gertrude Etna HAXTON COMPTON.
She graduated from Guthrie Center high school in 1936. That same year, she married Vern RENSLOW. They adopted Larry Glen
RENSLOW at about age four and he became a favorite part of the family. Vern passed away in 1977.
In 1983, she married Charles M. COBB and maintained a home with him at Blockton, Iowa.
She was a faithful member of the Tent Chapel Church of Christ at Blockton. She loved her family and the beauty of nature.
Laura Ann passed away on February 7, 2002 at the age of 83 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Vern; and two brothers, Perry and Stephen COMPTON.
Surviving are her husband, Charles M. COBB of Blockton; one son, Larry Glenn RENSLOW and wife Carole of Menlo, Iowa; four
step-children, Roberta Ann MILINSKY of Urbandale, Iowa, Anita PATTERSON of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Galen Lee COBB and wife Kathy
of Sugarland, Texas and Marla FETTERS and husband David of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; five grandsons, six step-grandchildren,
several great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; two brothers, Fred and wife Neva and Rodolph and wife Cleo, all
of Guthrie Center; three sisters, Viola RICHARDS and husband George of Guthrie Center, Joan LYDON of Greenfield, Iowa and
Marion SMITH of Yale, Iowa; one brother-in-law, Dean COBB and wife Marietta of Blockton; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held Saturday, February 9, 2002 at Union Cemetery, Victory township, Guthrie county, Iowa with
Chris Westphal officiating. Casketbearers were David RENSLOW, Steven RENSLOW, Larry RENSLOW, Jr., Clifford RENSLOW,
Timothy RENSLOW and Michael RENSLOW.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
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