Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, January 20, 1944
OBITUARY ~ JENNIE (HUNTER) ECKELS
Jennie Hunter, daughter of David and Lissey Hunter, was born July 25, 1862 in
Des Moines county, Iowa and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mel Tully,
in Lenox, Iowa on Friday, January 7, 1944 at the age of 81 years, five months
and 15 days.
She spent most of her early life in Ringgold and Adams counties. At the age of
20 she was united with the Baptist church of Prescott, Ia. In 1909 she became
a member of the Presbyterian Church United in Lenox.
On May 6, 1880, she was united in marriage to George W. Eckels at Corning,
Iowa. To this union four children were born, a son, Clarence and three
daughters, Bertha Mae, Carrie Malissa and Emma Kathryn, the latter who died in
infancy. Her husband died December 21, 1915. Since that time she has made her
home with her two daughters, Mrs. Mel Tully and Mrs. Sam Stuwe.
She is survived by her two daughters and one son, Clarence; two brothers, Bert
Hunter of Winfield, Ia., and Will Hunter of Galesburg; five grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren, together with several nephews and nieces.
Mrs. Eckels found great comfort in Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar"
Funeral services were from the Presbyterian Church United on Sunday, January 9
at two o'clock p.m. with the Rev. Earl Moneymaker officiating. Burial was in
the Lenox cemetery.
Pallbearers were L. A. Whipp, Warren Eckels, John Brown, Abe Beck, Roy
Noerrlinger, and Frank Boltinghouse. Musicians were Oliver Turner, Mrs. Roy
Long, Mrs. Rollie Bender and Floyd Boltinghouse. Don Tyler was accompanist.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, May of 2011
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