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  Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, June 15, 1933

OBITUARY ~ MODJESKA OSA JOHNSON DENTON

Modjeska Osa Johnson, daughter of Albert and Cora Johnson, was born July 1st 1895. She departed this life June 8, 1933, following an extended illness, aged 37 years, 11 months and 1 day. She had spent her whole life in Taylor county.

At the age of sixteen she united with the Christian church of Blockton, Iowa, and since that time was very faithful in all her religious life.

She was united in marriage on December 19, 1917 to Mr. Wayne Denton at Clearfield, la. To this union, two children were born—Iris aged 14, and Allan aged 11. Following her marriage. Mrs Denton moved her church membership to the Clearfield Christian church.

She attended the high schools at Blockton and Bedford, Iowa, and taught for five years in the schools of Taylor county. Mrs. Denton was a loving wife and mother, and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her passing—her husband daughter, and son; her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs William Hughes; three sisters, Mrs. Inez Wheeler, Mrs. Bessie Reynolds, Mrs. Doris O’Dell, two brothers, Jay Hughes of Winston, Montana, and Dale Hughes at home. There is one uncle, Abe Landis of Bedford, and his wife.

Funeral services were held on the afternoon of Saturday, June 10th at the late home of the deceased southwest of Lenox, Rev. La Vern Freeman officiating. Interment followed in the cemetery at Clearfield.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, December of 2011

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