Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY - MRS. L. B. SHIELDS
Emma J. HEMBRY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William HEMBRY, was born in Dubuque county, Iowa, February 7, 1869, and died
at the Greater Community hospital in Creston Saturday evening, April 12, at the age of 70 years, two months and five days.
For several years she had been in failing health and while eating dinner Wednesday a small chicken bone lodged in her
throat, doctors were summoned but were unable to relieve the condition. She was taken Saturdayto the hospital at
Creston, where she died about nine o'clock.
She was united in marriage to L. B.SHIELDS March 1882, and to this
union six sons were born. They were Fred, Vern, Ray, Charles, Homer and Claud, all living near Mount Ayr. Besides the
husband and children she is survived by fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were
held at the Caledonia church Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30, conducted by T. S. RHOADES. Interment was made in the Rose
Hill cemetery [Mount Ayr, Iowa].
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2010
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