The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1931
OBITUARY - MRS. BURL SHEPPARD.
Lydia Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon BRINGOLF, was born in Polk county, Iowa,
August 30, 1883, and on January 15, 1931, at the University hospital in Iowa City, she
bade her husband goodby and entered into her rest. She was 46 years, four months and
15 days old.
She was united in marriage to Burl SHEPPARD in Harrisonville, Mo.,
November 16, 1904. Two sons, Gene at home and Guy, who lives near Mount Ayr, came to bless
this home. She and her husband spent four years in Missouri, ten in Kansas and
the remainder of their married life near Mount Ayr.
In early life she united with the
Church of Christ and continued in this faith until the end. She was ready to go and
her ony concern was for her husband and sons. She was a good wife and mother and
no sacrifice was too great for their comfort.
Funeral services were held at the Rhoades'
Funeral Home January 18, at two o'clock, conducted by T. S. RHOADES and interment in
Rose Hill cemetery [Mount Ayr].Card of Thanks.
For the kindness of neighbors and friends during the illness and at the death of our
loved one we are profoundedly grateful.--B. G. SHEPPARD and sons, Mr. and Mrs. S.
NOTE: SHELDON T. BRINGOLF, father of Lydia Pearl, was born in 1864, and died
in 1935. Mattie J. (?) BRINGOLF, Lydia Pearl's mother, was born in 1865, and died in
1952. They were interred at Spry Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa.
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