Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ MARY VAN SCOYK
Mary Jane MARSHALL, daughter of A. J. and Elizabeth J. MARSHALL, was born Oct. 1, 1860, near Mt Ayr, Ringgold County,
Iowa. When she was about four years of age, she came, with her parents, to Warren county, where she has lived the
remainder of her life, most of the time near and in Carlisle.
She was united in marriage to A. J. Van SCOYK, March 27, 1883 and to this union were born seven children, three sons
and four daughters.
Her husband and two children, Celia Gladys and Mrs. Bernice Louise KING preceded her in death several years ago. The
five remaining children are Earl A. Van SCOYK of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Nellie M. LONG of Sandyville [IA], Mrs. Minnie E.
GRANTOFF (sic, should be GRAUTOPF) of Chicago, ILL, John E. Van SCOYK of Sandyville and A. Marshall Van SCOYK of
She is also survived by her aged mother, with whom she has shared her home for a number of years, and five brothers,
Isam, Jim of Carlisle, W. I. of Rockwell City, G. R. of Eagle Butte, S. D. and H. B. of Longview, Wash. Also thirteen
Mrs. Van SCOYK united with the Methordist church during the early part of 1883, and she has lived a faithful Christian
life of quiet example and steadfast faith. She has been a faithful and devoted mother always deeply concerned about the
welfare of her family and loved ones.
After a lingering illness, she passed to her reward Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 1930, at the age of 69 years, 3 months
and 21 days.
Here funeral was held Saturday at 11 a. m. at the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. M. COOPER and the
body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Carlisle cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to the neighbors and friends
who so kindly remembered and assisted us during the illness and death of our dear daughter and mother -- Mrs. Betsy
MARSHALL, Mr. and Mrs. Roy LONG, Mr. and Mrs. Richard GRANTOFF (sic), Mr. and Mrs. John Van SCOYK, Marshall Van
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