Atkinson, Holt County, Nebraska
June 10, 1932
MRS. JOHN B. JONAS PASSED AWAY SUNDAY
LIVED HERE 48 YEARS
FUNERAL HELD WEDNESDAY MORNING ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH
Mrs. John B. JONAS, 56, almost a life long resident of this community, died at her home in Atkinson last Sunday night.
She had been in ill health for many weeks, however her condition was not considered serious until she suffered a sudden
attack of gallstones, Thursday morning, last week.
Funeral services were held at St Joseph's Catholic Church here Wednesday morning, June 8. Interment was made in St. Joseph's
Barbara Caroline MLINAR was born in Dallas County, Iowa, Feb 7,1876; died at her home in Atkinson, Nebr, June 5,1932,
aged 56 years, 4 months, 29 days. She came with her parents to Holt County in 1884.
On Jan. 25,1898 she was married to John B. JONAS, and to this union were born 3 sons, William of Atkinson, Laurence and
Lester of Friend, Nebr. These together with their father and 5 grandchildren, mourn her death.
3 brothers and 3 sisters also survive Mrs. JONAS. They are Fred, Joe and John MLINAR, all of Atkinson, Mrs. Cora TASLER and
Mrs. Pauline DAVIS of Atkinson, Mrs. Mary REISER of Spencer. A large number of other relatives and a wide acquaintance of
friends also mourn her passing.
For 16 years Mr. and Mrs. JONAS and family lived at Tonawanda, a country post office southwest of here. During those years,
Mr. JONAS was postmaster there, continuing in that office until it was closed a few years ago. The past 5 years they have
lived in Atkinson.
Mrs. JONAS had always been a very active woman, having spent the greater part of her married life on the farm. She was a
kind, true friend to everyone and always had a ready hand to help and comfort others. She was a wonderful mother and a
faithful, loving wife. The memory of her unselfish ministries will be a blessing to her loved ones.
Next to the youngest in a family of 15 children, she was preceded in death by 4 who died in infancy; her father and
mother; 3 sisters and 1 brother, Anna WILSON of Stickney, SD, Josephine PACHA, Matilda RADCLIFFE and Frank MLINAR of
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