The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1931
OBITUARY - ALLEN ZENTZ
Allen ZENTZ was born in Indiana July 10, 1856, the son of Christian and Rachel ZENTZ. He came to Nebraska in 1888 and was
married the following year to Mary Lucinda PRIMMER. To this union were born three children: Nellie, Lester who died in
infancy, and Harry.
In 1889 Mr. and Mrs. ZENTZ came to Iowa and settled near Diagonal, where Mrs. ZENTZ died March 27, 1917.
In 1918 he was married to Hanna (sic) MIDDLETON. Since then the home has been in north Mount Ayr.
He leaves to mourn his death his
wife, son Harry, daughter Mrs. J. B. GLENDENNING of Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. ZENTZ went to the home of daughter, Mrs. J. B.
GLENDENNING, in Colorado, in April, 1931, in hopes his health would improve. Nothing could be done.
On July 3rd they returned
to Mount Ayr where he peacefully passed away at 4 o'clock July 9, at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 29 days.
services were held Saturday afternoon at the Rhoades Funeral Home, conducted by T. S. RHOADES and interment was in Bethel
cemetery [near Diagonal].
Card of Thanks. We wish to sincerely thank our friends
and neighbors for their help and kindness, and for the floral offerings sent at the death of our husband and father. -- Mrs.
Allen ZENTZ, Mr. and Mrs. Harry ZENTZ and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. GLENDENNING and family.
NOTE: Allen was interred next to his first wife, Mary Lucinda (PRIMMER) at Bethel Cemetery. His second wife, Hannah J. (MIDDLETON)
ZENTZ was born in 1864 and died in 1947. She was interred at Sweet Home Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa. Lester A. ZENTZ died at the age of 1 month and
3 days on October 20, 1895 with interment at Bethel Cemetery near Diagonal.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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