Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 18, 1955
OBITUARY ~ MINNIE MAE (KOHNLECHNER) PETERSON
Mrs. Harry [Minnie Mae (KOHNLECHNER)] PETERSON, 65, died at Ringgold County Hospital last Wednesday due to fatal burns sustained at her home
Mrs. PETERSON was burning trash at her home six miles outside of Diagonal when the accident happened.
She suffered a fainting spell and fell into the fire, causing critical burns. Although she was badly injured, Mrs.
PETERSON was able to get inside the house and lay (sic) on the couch where she remained for three house until her son
Henry returned from work and found her.
She was immediately rushed to the hospital where doctors attempted to treat
her. During the time before her death, Mrs. PETERSON was able to give some details about the accident to attendants
and family members.
Mrs. PETERSON will be deeply missed by her surviving members which include her husband, three
daughters (Mrs. LeRoy [Elvina Mae] SHEETS, Mrs. Paul [Leota Maxine] JAMES, and Mrs. Garland [Leona Irene] HOLLAND) and
four sons (John [wife Lila DAVIS], LeRoy [wife Lela DAVIS], Clifford [wife Mildred TODD] and
NOTE: Minnie was born April 10, 1890, the daughter of John Andrew and Mary Katherine (SWANKER)
KOHNLECHNER. She died on Augut 10, 1995 and was interred at Hopeville Cemetery, Hopeville, Clarke County, Iowa.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2012
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