Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, August 12, 1982, Page 4
SERVICES HELD AUGUST 7 for FERNE HARTLEY, 91
Services were held August 7 for Nina Ferne HARTLEY, 91, at First Christian Church in Blockton, Ia., with Rev.
Mel SMITH officiating. Mrs. HARTLEY died August 4, at Afton Care Center in Afton, where she had resided
since 1978. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton.
Nina Ferne CARTER, the daughter of Day and
Madonna (RUSH) CARTER, was born November 16, 1890, in Ringgold County near Maloy, Iowa. She spent her
girlhood in the vicinity and on December 5, 1908 was married to Hugh Josephus HARTLEY. Three children were
born to them, John Day, Hugh Keenan and Barbara Virginia.
She joined the Christian Church in Blockton and
later transferred her membership to the Christian Church in Creston, Ia. Besides being a good wife and
mother, she spent her life nursing and caring for others. For many years she acted as midwife, both in
Blockton and in Missouri, where she and her husband lived for a time.
Ferne was preceded in death by her
husband, in 1939, all of her children and one granddaughter.
She is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Ruth
ENGLAND, Creston; Mrs. Mary BISHOFF, California; and Mrs. Margery KUTNOCK, California; five grandchildren;
10 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
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