Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY - HARRY EDWIN FUGATE
Harry Edwin, son James E. and Bell C. HALL FUGATE, was born Aug. 17, 1901, in Ringgold County, Iowa, and passed away
Sept. 15, 1968, in the Ringgold County hospital in Mount Ayr, at the age of 67 years and 28 days.
His entire life was
spent near Beaconsfield and Kellerton. In 1929 he moved to Kellerton and worked with O. C. HULL of the
Kellerton Oil company until 1944 when he and his brother Ora, became owners of the business. He retired from the business
to his farm home five years ago.
In October, 1922, he was united in marriage with Mabel THOMAS and of this union were born
three children -- Cleo (Mrs. Wayne HIGHLAND) of Fort Dodge, LaVeta (Mrs. Raymond BROOKS) of Kellerton and Everett of
He gave his life to Christ on Nov. 8, 1918, and was baptized in the Christian church at Kellerton, where he
remained a faithful member.
On April 8, 1941, he was united in marriage with Cela ALTWOOD who loved his children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren as her own.
His kind and cheeful dispostion brought him friends wherever he went and he was
always happiest when serving others.
He was one of a family of 12. His parents two sisters, Alma and Elsie, and a
brother Claude preceded him in death.
Left to cherish his memory are his widow, Cela; three children; eight grandchildren;
three great-granddaughters; five sisters, Nellie COOK of Mount Ayr, Mary MORRIS of Riverton, Wyo., Edna FUGATE and Neva
HOFF of Kellerton, and Myrtle TAGGART of Des Moines; three brothers, William of Janesville, Wis., Jesse of Riverton, Wyo., and
Ora of Kellerton, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Sept 18, from the Kellerton
Christian church, conducted by the Rev. M. J. WILKINS. Mrs. Joe HAINLINE, vocalist, was accompanied at the organ by Mrs.
Clifford TAYLOR, and casketbearers were Lawrence COMBS, Charles FIFER, Orlo VAUGHN, Sam MERRILL, Clarence GREIMANN,
and Kenneth MICKAEL. Burial was in the Maple Row cemetery at Kellerton.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2010
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