October 24, 1935
OBITUARY ~ FANNIE BELL (BOWEN) MURDOCK
Fannie Bell Bowen, daughter of Samuel F. and Virginia Bowen was born in Knox County, Illinois January 19, 1862 and passed away October 20, 1935 at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 1 day.
She moved from Illinois to the community of Clearfield with her parents in 1882. On Feb. 7, 1883, she was united in marriage to Allen M. Murdock, and returned to Ill., where they made their home for two years, then moving back to Iowa where she has since resided in or near Clearfield. Her husband preceded her in death by more than six years.
To this union were born two childrenóRaymond B. Murdock and Mildred McMath, both of Clearfield. She united with the Baptist Church when just a young girl, and was always a faithful member and a loyal worker as long as her health permitted. The last six years of her life she was confined to her home, an invalid, but was always so cheerful, and enjoyed her friends and neighbors coming in to see her.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her son: Raymond Murdock and family, her daughter, Mildred McMath arid family; two sisters, Mrs.. Ada Spurrier, Long Beach, Calif; and Mrs. Delia Lyddon of Clearfield two brothers, Chester Bowen of Ainsworth, Neb., and Edwin Bowen of Clearfield; and besides these are nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held at the U.P. church Tuesday at 2:00, Rev. H. B. Hutchman used 1Thess. IV-14. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelie Rusco, December of 2011
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