Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ MYRTLE COOPER GROEN
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 1, at First Reformed Church, Meservey, Iowa, for Mrs. Bert (Myrtle) Groen,
87, of Meservey.
She died Wednesday, July 29, 1987, at a Belmond nursing home.
The Rev. Rodney Meester officiated
and burial was in the Meservey cemetery.
She was born July 8, 1900, in Ellston, the daugher of Alfred E. and Lillie B.
She attended Ellston schools and Iowa Teachers College, Cedar Falls.
She taught school in Meservey
in 1925 and 1926. She continued to teach school in Bode and Sioux Rapids until her marriage.
On July 3, 1930, she
married Bert Groen in the Little Brown church, Nashua.
The couple lived in the Meservey and Goodell areas where they
operated two gas stations in Goodell until moving to Arkansas. They returned to Meservey in 1980 after retirement.
include her husband, Bert of Meservey, and a brother, Roy Cooper, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Mrs. Groen was preceded in death
by her parents and four sisters.
Submission by Mike Avitt, June of 2013
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