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Bedford Times-Press
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, October 31, 1957, Page 6

MRS. T. H. RAPER of BLOCKTON DIES

Last rites for Mrs. T[ine] H. RAPER of Blockton were held at the Shum Funeral Home in Bedford Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Colvin CAUGHEY of the Baptist church. Burial was in Platteville cemetery. Mrs. RAPER died at her home near Blockton, Monday, October 21, at the age of 75 years, seven months, 14 days.

Floy [Wesley] REED, daughter of Vinson (sic, should be Vinton M.) and Carolyn (sic, should be Caroline) REED, was born March 7, 1882, in Ringgold County, Iowa. In 1898 she was united in marriage to T[ine] H. RAPER and to them three sons were born. They are Wayland RAPER of Kansas City, LeRoy RAPER of Dallas, Texas, Garland RAPER of Jackson, Michigan.

Mrs. RAPER was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and John REED.

Surviving are her husband, the three sons; a sister, Mrs. Carey BOETTCHER of Durango, Colo.; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren.

Bedford Times-Press
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, November 28, 1957, Page 7

OBITUARY - MRS. T. H. RAPER

Floy Wesley REED was born to Caroline and Vincent (sic, should be Vinton M.) REED on March 7, 1882, and died at her farm home near Athelstan, Iowa, October 21, 1957, at the age of 75 years, seven months, 14 days. Her father, mother and two brothers, John and Robert, preceded her in death.

She was born in Iowa and had lived in Taylor County all of her life except for two years she spent on a farm in northern Missouri.

On October 22, 1898, she was married to Tine H. RAPER of Athelstan. To them three sons were born: Wayland of Kansas City, LeRoy of Dallas, Texas, Garland of Jackson, Mich., who, with Mr. RAPER, survive.

She also leaves seven grandchildren, Vivian RAPER of Sheridan, Gene RAPER of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Ellen PHILLIPS of Baltimore, Maryland, Mrs. Jolene BROWN of Bensenville, Ill., Mrs. Janice RIDER of Arlington, Texas, Dennis and Patty RAPER of Jackson, Michigan. Also 3 great grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Carrie BOETTCHER, Durango, Colo.

Services were held at the Shum Funeral Home in Bedford on October 24. Rev. Colvin CAUGHEY of the Bedford Baptist church officiated. Interment in Platteville cemetery.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December, 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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