Thursday, July 5, 1945, page 3
OBITUARY - J. E. FREEMYER
John Elmer FREEMYER, son of Joshua Russell and Senora (FOLAND) FREEMYER, was born near Athelstan, Iowa,
Taylor County, October 19, 1870, and died at his home June 25, 1945 at the age of 74 years, 8 months and six
He was married to Clara B[ell] RUSCO June 28, 1890. To them nine children were born. The oldest
died in infancy. Orpal P. died March 15, 1916. The remaining [children] are
J[oshua] Rolland, Agnes JOHNSON,
Harold and Zelbert of Bedford, Arthur of Hopkins, Ansel of Conway, Zelda SICKELS of Athelstan. He has six
sisters and one brother living. One sister preceded him in death. Surviving with the wife and children are 19
grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the
Athelstan church, conducted by Rev. O. H. HALLGRIMSON. Burial was in the Athelstan cemetery.
Thursday, July 5, 1945
ATTEND FREEMYER RITES
Those from a distance attending the funeral of John E[lmer] FREEMYER Thursday afternoon, were Mrs. Mary SWETT
and granddaughter Lucile of Delphos, Mrs. Lew REYNOLDS of Mt. Ayr, Mr. and Mrs. John ELLIOTT, Mr. and Mrs.
Neal ELLOITT, Mr. and Mrs. Earl THOMPSON of Clarinda; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer FREEMYER, Elaine FREEMYER and Turner
RUSCO of Conway; Mat MORRIS, Arch FREEMYER, Albert CAVIN, Mr. and Mrs. John ADAMS, Mrs. Raymond WEAVER, Mrs.
Lizzie CAMPBELL, Mrs. Guy POOR, Mr. and Mrs. Ed WILSON, Ira KEMERY, Mr. and Mrs. Bert OLDER, Mrs. Tom FLUKE,
Florence McCONAHAY, Mr. and Mrs. Mose HEMMEGIN, Mr. and Mrs. Dick HEGGINS, all of Blockton; Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse MARTIN and grandson of Kellerton; Mr. and Mrs. Dean MILLION, Mrs. Frank McCALL, Mrs. Perry BYRNS, Mrs.
Cecile HALE and daughters, Mrs. Minnie AILSHIRE, Mrs. Nellie TOWNSEND, L. C. SEVERNS, Mr. and Mrs. Vearon
JOHN, Mr. and Mrs. Oakley SCHNEIDER of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. J. VanSKYOCK of Sheridan.
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