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OBITUARY - JOHN WILLIAM WOOLLUMS

John William WOOLLUMS, son of William Perry and Eva Josephine (AMBROSIER) was born November 9, 1898 in the rural Ellston, Iowa area and died at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa on April 16, 2000 at the age of 101 years, six months and four days.

On August 2, 1925 he was united in marriage to Edith GRAY at her parents' home near Ellston. To this union four children were born: Raymond Earl, Reba Mae, Carl Eugene and Perry Vaughn.

John and Edith established their home on the WOOLLUMS' family farm just north of Ellston. They continued farming there until 1970 when they retired and moved to Kellerton, Iowa. In December, 1988 they moved to the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr where he was living at the time of his death.

John enjoyed playing cards as long as he was able to see.

He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and looked forward to their visits.

John is survived by his three sons: Raymond and wife Helen, Carl and wife Jessie, Perry and wife Sally; one daughter Reba SCHMIDT; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother Robert and wife Hazel; and one sister Ruth CARLTON.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eva WOOLLUMS; his wife Edith; son-in-law Virgil SCHMIDT; five sisters: Mary GRAY, Jenny WALTERS, Rena JACKSON, Louise WALTERS and Evelyn McCONNELL.

Services were held on Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Reverend Charles HAWKINS officiating. Darlene MORGAN, Edna JONES and Neva FISHER provided music. Casket bearers were Garey WOOLLUMS, Steven WOOLLUMS, Mike GILMAN, John LILLARD, Jim WOOLLUMS, John WOOLLUMS, Rob MATHEWS, Rob WOOLLUMS and Shay MATHEWS.

John was laid to rest in the Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton.

SOURCE: genealogybuff.com

Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010

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