The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1932
OBITUARY - S. S. STEPHENS.
Samuel Sheldon STEPHENS, a resident of Rice township for many years, passed away at his
home at 2:30 a. m. Friday, October 14, 1932. Mr. STEPHENS has been in poor health for
several years and for the last year had suffered continually.
Mr. STEPHENS was born
in Greene county, Pennsylvania, January 11, 1868, and was 70 years, nine months and
three days old at the time of his death. He came to Clinton township, Ringgold county,
Iowa, at the age of ninetten and lived there until the fall of 1891, when he purchased the
home in Rice township where he resided until his death with the exception of one year
spent in Mount Ayr.
He was united in marriage to Harlie M. ABARR September 11, 1890.
To this union one son, Orr B., was born and who died in infancy.
In early life he
united with the Baptist church in Greene county, Pennsylvania, later transferring his
membership to the Delphos Baptist church, of which he was a member at the time of his
In his passing the community loses an honest and upright citizen, always
interested in the civic life of his country, shown by a deep loyalty to his convictions.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and a host of relatives and friends.
services were held at the Rhoades Funeral Home at Mount Ayr Sunday, October 16, at
2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. Edgar TOMPSON, of Lorimor, a former pastor. [Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.]
Card of Thanks.
We are deeply grateful to our neighbors and friends for
their kindness and helpful acts during the illness and death of our loved one.
--Mrs. S. S. STEPHENS, Mr. John ABARR, Mr. Lloyd STEPHENS, Ms. Ohmer (sic) VARNER, Mrs. Cecil
SPENCER, Mrs. Eula FOX.
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