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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

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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