The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1927
OBITUARY - CURTIS WILLEY.
Curtis WILLEY was born in Noble county, Ohio, July 18, 1837, and passed away at his home in
Delphos December 9, 1927, at the age of 90 years, four months and 21 days. He had been bedfast
as a result of a paralytic stroke since August 28, 1926. His death was caused by a second stroke
December 7, 1927. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Margaret FOWLER. To this union was born
one child, Mrs. Margaret HANNAFORD, of Altoona, Iowa. Her mother departed this life when she was just
In 1867 Mr. WILLEY came to Iowa and soon afterward married Christinia GLOVER, who now
survives him with memories of the years spent together as helpmates to each other. To this union
were born Louella ROSE, deceased; Elizabeth GRIFFITH, of Cummings, Iowa; A. D. WILLEY, of
Date, S.D.; Alice GEIGER, of Des Moines, Iowa; Highland (sic) WILLEY at home.
Mr. WILLEY gave his life
to the Master in 1912 uniting with the Methodist church. In 1918 he united with the Church of
Christ under the leadership of Rev. CREWDSON. Beside his wife and children he leaves to mourn his passing
two sisters, Mrs. Eliza FOWLER, of Menlo, Iowa, and Mrs. Delia STEDMAN (sic), of Delphos, Iowa; two
brothers, Wesley WILLEY, of Monteith, Iowa, and Leonard WILLEY, of Menlo, Iowa, and eleven
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His children were present at his bedside except A. D. WILLEY, of
Dakota. Beside these he leaves other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, December 10, at 11 o'clock in the Delphos Church of Christ, Rev. W. L. JOHNSON of Drake
University and Rev. T. S. RHOADES, of Mount Ayr, officiating. Interment was in the Redding Cemetery.
_________________Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend
our heart-felt thanks to the many neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness during the
sickness and death of our dear husband and father; also the beautiful flowers. - Mrs. Christinia WILLEY,
Margaret HANNAFORD, Elizabeth GRIFFITH, A. D. WILLEY, Alice GEIGER, Highland WILLEY.
NOTE: Christinia (GLOVER) WILLEY was born in 1843, and died in 1942 with interment beside
her husband Curtis WILLEY at Redding Cemetery, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Margaret (WILLEY) was born in 1861, and died in 1955 with interment at Menlo Cemetery, Guthrie
County, Iowa, beside her husband, Roger HANNAFORD (1857-1930), daughter Callie HANNAFORD (1887-1914),
and son Fred R. HANNAFORD (1889-1906).
Of Christinia (GLOVER) and Curtis WILLEY's children:
Hiland WILLEY was born in 1889, and died in 1937 with interment at Redding Cemetery.
Curtis' sister Delia was married to John S.
STEADMAN of Delphos, Iowa.
Curtis's sister Eliza was born in 1841, and died in 1929 with interment beside her husband
Filetus FOWLER (1840-1921) at Menlo Cemetery.
Curtis's brother Wesley WILLEY was born in 1843, and died in 1929 with interment at Monteith
Cemetery, Guthrie County, Iowa beside his wife Sarah Ann (1848-1956).
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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