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The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1932

OBITUARY - Mrs. JOHN CULVER

Irene (FOLTZ) CULVER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel FOLTZ, was born August 2, 1875, in Ohio, and departed this life at her home east of Beaconsfield, Iowa, March 6, 1932, aged 56 years, seven months and four days.

At the age of five years she came to Ringgold county and settled on a farm west of Kellerton. In 1893 she was united in marriage to John (sic) CULVER and to this union were born seven children, all of which are living except Pearl, who died 14 years ago. The living are Samuel, Noel, Evan, Mrs. Marie ELLIS, Mrs. Anna GIBSON, Maude at home and Richard [SHELDON], a grandson who has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. CULVER since the death of his mother.

Mrs. CULVER was converted and joined the Methodist church at the Valley Chapel near Creston when she was a young woman.

She was a kind and loving wife and mother, never complaining of her lot, always willing and ready to help when needed. She is going to be missed greatly by her husband and children and all who knew her.

Six children and 12 grandchildren mourn her going. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. O. L. LESAN of Chanute, Kan., Mrs. Clint R. [illegible] of Pomona, Kan., and Mrs. W. H. CLUM of Harrisville, Mo.; four brothers, Michael FOLTZ (1877-1941) of Mount Ayr, Jess FOLTZ (1882-1948) of Kellerton, Lloyd FOLTZ of Mount Ayr and Orr FOLTZ (1894-1952) of Lamoni; four half- brothers, Charley, Henry, Sam and Simon; two half-sisters, Emma HUNTER and Mary CRITCHFIELD.

Funeral services were held at the Rhoades Funeral Home in Mount Ayr Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. S. MENOHER, pastor of the M. E. church, and interment was in the Kellerton [Maple Row] cemetery.

NOTE: Alsada (?) FOLTZ, mother of Irene (FOLTZ) CULVER, was born on November 9, 1852, and died May 21, 1922, with interment at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Iowa. Samuel FOLTZ, father of Irene (FOLTZ) CULVER, was born on October 23, 1833, and died on December 8, 1917 with interment at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton. David E. CULVER, husband of Irene (FOLTZ), was born on Octuber 8, 1873, and died May 4, 1959 with interment at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton. Pearl (CULVER) SHELDON, daughter of David E. and Irene (FOLTZ), was born on April 17, 1899, and died AUgust 6, 1918 with interment at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton. Samuel D. CULVER, son of David D. and Irene (FOLTZ), was born in 1894 and died in 1965; interment at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton. Noel Carl CULVER, son of David D. and Irene (FOLTZ), was born May 21, 1895, and died January 22, 1968 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Evan G. CULVER, son of David D. and Irene (FOLTZ), was born in 1898 and died in 1963 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Irene's brothers Michael C., Jess, and Orr FOLTZ were interred at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

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