Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
October 2, 1947, Page 1
MRS. JOHN DIES of POLIO SATURDAY
Mrs. Guinivere JOHN of this city died while enroute to the Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, Saturday
afternoon, where she was being taken for treatment for polio. She had been ill about four days, becoming
much worse Saturday morning when attending physicians diagnosed her illness as polio, following the collapse
of one lung.
Members of the Bedford Fire Department were asked to bring the community's inhalator about
noon Saturday, to assist the patient in breathing, and Cliff HANSHAW accompanied the patient and a nurse on
the trip toward Des Moines, with the inhalator. Mrs. John died in Winterset.
Private funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lillian
(MALOY) GILLELAND, conducted by Rev. George W. SWAN. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery [near Blockton].
Surviving with her mother are two small daughters; her father, Ed BEARD, also of Bedford; and a brother,
Gordon BEARD of Lenox.
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