The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1928
OBITUARY - CLEO E. STUART.
Cleo E. STUART was born February 12, 1898, near Hickory Grove church in Ringgold county,
Iowa, and was the eldest son of Floyd A. and Evelena STUART.
He died in St. Mary's hospital in Kansas City May 13, 1928, aged 30 years, three months
and one day.
On December 25, 1917, he was married to Zola THURMAN and to them was born
three children, two boys, Russell, Floyd (sic) and Raymond, and one daughter, who died
in infancy. He leaves to mourn his death besides his wife and little boys his father,
F. A. STUART, two sisters, Mrs. Ferne KNIGHT of Mount Ayr, Mrs. Lois COLE of Kansas
City, Kan., one brother, Merle STUART of Redding, Iowa, an aged grandmother, Mrs.
Rachel STUART, two aunts, Mrs. Dave PARR and Mrs. E. N. WILSON, and his uncle, H. F.
STUART, all of Mount Ayr; also his step-mother, Mrs. F. A. STUART.
Cleo had always lived in the neighborhood where he was born until four years ago when
he moved to Kansas City, Kan. He found employment with Frisco Railroad Co. soon after
he went there and had worked steadily for them till he was stricken with pneumonia
about one week before his death.
The men with whom he worked held him in very high
esteem as did his foreman, Mr. HUTTON, who came with the funeral party to help in every
way possible. He spoke in highest terms of Cleo's work and the kindness to men with
whom he worked.
He was converted when about 16 years of age and united with the
Hickory Grove church where he held his membership till he moved to Kansas City, then he
with his wife transferred their memberships to the A. C. church only two blocks from
their beautiful happy home. Cleo was a kind, loving husband and father, a dutiful son
His friends were numbered by his acquaintances.
The funeral was held at Hickory Grove on Wednesday, May 16, at 2 p.m., conducted by
Elder A. P. FERRELL, pastor of the church in Kansas City, assisted by Elder TOMLINSON,
the local pastor. He was laid to rest in Hickory Grove cemetery, there to await the
call of Him "who doeth all things well."
Dearest Cleo, in your going,
You have left a vacant chair;
You have left a place no one can fill,
You have left our hearts so sad and lonely,
You have left against our will.CARD OF THANKS
To our neighbors and friends; Your beautiful expressions of sympathy at the time of
our great sorrow is deeply appreciated. We can never forget your thoughtfulness of us
during the hours when friends meant everything.
- Mrs. Cleo STUART and sons
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. STUART, Mrs. Ferne KNIGHT, Mrs. Lois COLE, Merle STUART.
NOTE: Evalena (?) STUART, Cleo's mother, was born February 8, 1877, and died May 26, 1914.
Floyd A. STUART, Cleo's father, was born August 12, 1871, and died July 12, 1951. Rachel
Ann (?) STUART, Cleo's step-mother, was born in 1850, and died in 1929. They
were interred at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa. Also interred at
Hickory Grove Cemetery is Cleo's infant brother, born June 10, 1900, and died June 11,
1900; and his sister Ferne (STUART) KNIGHT, born 1894, and died in 1962.
Homer Franklin (H. F.) STUART (1881-1928) was interred at Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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