Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 16, 1987
OBITUARY ~ CORA DEWEESE
Cora Effie DEWEESE, daughter of John Harris CROUCH and Melia B. GROVES CROUCH, was born near Durham, Iowa on February
16, 1985. She passed away at the Lenox Care Center on April 10, 1987 at the age of 92 years, one month and 25 days.
She was united in marriage to Archie A. DEWEESE on December 17, 1918 at Benton, Iowa. After their marriage they farmed
northwest of Benton and later farmed in the Clearfield area.
Cora was a member of the First Christian Church of
Clearfield for many years and taught Sunday school there for over 40 years. She also worked many years as librarian in
the Clearfield Library.
Her hobby was crocheting and sewing for her many friends.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Archie, her parents and a brother, Thomas Carl CROUCH.
She leaves to mourn a sister-in-law, Emma CROUCH
of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held April 12, 1987 from
the First Christian Church in Clearfield, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Shirley LOCKARD. Music was provided by Mrs. Walter
OWENS, Mrs. Richard SPURRIER and Mrs. Harold NELSON.
Casketbearers were Dale JUERGENS, Mike JERGENS, Vernon STRAIGHT,
Olin MASON, Marvin BOYER and Richard SPURRIER. Honorary pallbearers were Joe STEVENSON and Horace NELSON. Burial was
in the Benton Cemetery at Benton, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2012
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