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The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1923

OBITUARY - MRS. MYRTLE McGEHEE.

Myrtle E. WHEELER-McGEHEE, daughter of Charles and Amelia WHEELER, was born in Taylor county, Iowa, December 14, 1879, and died after a brief illness at her home east of Mount Ayr, March 1, 1923, aged fifty-two years, two months and fourteen days. She was united in marriage to J. Franklin McGEHEE, February 22, 1894. They made their home at Maloy, iowa, living there four years, then moving near Mount Ayr, where they have since lived. There were born to this union four children - three sons and on (sic) daughter, Miles who dies in infancy, Ward O. and Mrs. Mayme DUGAN, both of Mount Ayr, and Kenneth at home.

She leaves to mourn their loss her sorrowing husband, two sons, her daughter and her aged mother and one brother, C. H. WHEELER, of Mount Ayr, five grand children and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was a dear, loving wife, a dear mother and grandmother, thinking only of her family. She was a true friend and neighbor, always ready to help in sickness or trouble.

She was a member of the Madaline Rebekah lodge No. 520, of Mount Ayr.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist church March 3, 1923, conducted by Rev. Orr CAMPBELL, of Humeston, and the reamins were laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery.

Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
And your loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrow heal

Card of Thanks.

We wish to thank the kind neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother; also the pretty floral offering of the Rebekah sisters, the Fry Chapel and the other friends.
FRANK McGEHEE AND SON.
MRS. C. W. WHEELER.
MR. AND MRS. GUY DUGAN.
MR. AND MRS. WARD McGEHEE.

NOTE: John Franklin McGEHEE, husband of Myrtle E. (WHEELER), was born on June 25, 1870, and died January 22, 1944 with interment beside his wife, Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. Kenneth, son of Myrtle E. (WHEELER) and John Franklin McGEHEE, was born on October 3, 1911.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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