Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
June 27, 1974, page 9
Last Rites Held In Blockton for John Orlan Steen
Funeral services for John Orlan STEEN, 90, of Blockton, long time Taylor County resident, were held at the
Blockton Christian Church June 17 officiated by Rev. G. W. SWAN and Carl CUMMINGS. Mr. STEEN died June 14 at
Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton.
John Orlan STEEN, son of Louisa and Frank STEEN, was born near Kirkman, Iowa on September 27, 1883. In 1885 the
family moved to Lincoln Center, Kansas then returned to New Sharon, Iowa in 1888. In 1902 the STEEN family
moved to Taylor County where he spent the remainder of his life.
On September 18, 1907 he was united in marriage to Stella Pearl FRANKLIN, who preceded him in death in 1920. To
them two children were born, Gerald F[ranklin]. STEEN of Blockton and Lois M[arie]. BRICE of Omaha, Nebraska.
On March 11, 1924 he was united in marriage to Georgia HARTLEY, who preceded him in death on August 23, 1970.
His parents, three brothers, three sisters and one grandson also preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Blockton Christian Church and of the Masonic Lodge. He celebrated his 50th year as a
Master Mason on March 13, 1970.
He is survived by his son, Gerald, his daughter, Lois, other relatives and a host of friends.
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