Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 03, 1957
LOCAL MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Ernest HEGGS was fatally injured Monday morning [September 30, 1957] about 5:30 while unloading some brush on his farm. Mr. HEGGS had
taken a truck load of brush to the pasture southeast of his home to unload in a ditch. He had backed the truck, a
1949 International, to the ditch, parked it and had started to unload the brush. It was concluded that the brakes
failed and in backing, struck Mr. HEGGS and pinned him underneath, crushing his body.
Ernest Laverne HEGGS was born February 8, 1908 at Kellerton, Iowa, the son of Edward Dilley and Rosa A. (WEHRLE) HEGGS.
He was a 1927 graduate of Kellerton High School and on February 25, 1923 married Irene Eliza WIMER. His children were
Janice (HEGGS) DUFFIELD, Shirley (HEGGS) INGRAM, and Allan HEGGES. At the time of his death, Ernest was 49-years-old. He
was interred at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Iowa.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2012
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