Obituaries
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[Carriker, Emerson]

Gravity Independent

Thursday April 24, 1919    p. 6

Obituary Notice.

Emerson Carriker was born October 17, 1915, at Sabetha, Kansas, and died at the Swanson home near Sharpsburg, which has been his home for the past two years, on April 16, 1919, aged three years and 6 months.

He leaves to mourn his loss one sister, Francis, and his mother, besides many relatives and friends.

Emerson had been ailing six weeks and during all this time was a most patient little sufferer. All that loving care could provide failed, and he became a victim of that dread disease infantile paralysis.

Funeral services were conducted at the home by I. E. Linter. Interment was made in Gravity cemetery.

[Cole, Allen Roy “Bill”]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     February 17, 1977    p. 9

A. R. Cole, 92 Last Rites Held Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Allen Roy Cole, 92, of Bedford, were held Tues., Feb. 15, in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here with Carl Cummings officiating. Mr. Cole died February 12, 1977 in Rosary Hospital in Corning. Interment was at Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Ia.

Allen Roy (Bill) Cole, son of Thomas and Lydia Kilburn [Kilborn] Cole, was born near Gravity, Iowa, March 9, 1884.

He grew to maturity in the Gravity area where he attended the public school east of Gravity and was baptized and joined the Christian Church at Gravity.

On October 1, 1906, he was united in marriage to Effie C. [aptola] Hastings at Bedford. They lived on farms in the Gravity and Bedford area with the exception of two years spent in the state of Kansas, returning to Taylor County Iowa in the year 1912 where they have continued to reside.

Nine children were born to them, five of whom survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters and four children: Hazel Beatrice, Thomas Duane, Robert Dean and Raymond Levere.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Effie of the home; five children; Burnyce Lucile Goudie of Bedford Manor, Twyla Fern Sparks, Betty Ella Kirby and Gerald Cole and his twin sister, Geraldine Fayne Strong; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

He continued farming until 1942 when he moved to Bedford and was engaged in the trucking business until 1965 during which time he worked for Maloy & Dixon Hog Yards.

He enjoyed the out-of-doors and loved to fish, work in his garden and care for his lawn. During this severe winter weather he was able to scoop the snow from his walks, as he was a very active person for a man of his years.

He will be remembered by his family and friends as a devoted husband and father, friend and neighbor and he will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

[Cole, Lydia Ledorna Kilborn]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     October 11, 1923     p. 4

Obituary, Mrs. Thomas Cole

Lydia L. [edorna] Kilborn was born near Quebec, Canada, August 22, 1847, and died October 4, 1923 aged, 76 years, 1 month and 12 days.

When 18 years of age she came with relatives to Illinois and settled near Kewanee, where she was married to Thomas Cole, July 3, 1867.

They came to Iowa in 1871 and settled on a farm east of Gravity where they resided until they moved to town. Her husband departed this life, Dec. 12, 1921.

To this union twelve children were born. Three died in infancy. Those remaining are: Mrs. Ellen [Louise] Laws of Aurora, Nebraska, Mrs. Arvilla [Belle] Crawford of Gravity, Iowa, Mrs. Nettie [May] Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mrs. Anna Neff of Hollywood, California; Mrs. Ada Brilhart [Brillhart] of Hollywood, California; Thomas Cole of Havelock, Nebraska; John Cole of Loma, Montana; Allen R. [oy] Cole of Gravity, Iowa; and Bert Cole of Los Angeles, California.

She was a member of the Christian church, a devoted mother and true friend.

Besides her children, she leaves many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the local Christian church, conducted by Rev. Burkhart, interment in the Gravity cemetery.

[Cole, Thomas]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     December 22, 1921     p. 3

Thos. Cole Passes Away

Thomas Cole passed away at his home here Monday evening about six o'clock after a brief illness. While not in the best of health for some time before his death, he was able to be about most of the time.

The funeral service will likely not be held until late in the week as a son, John Cole of Loma, Montana, is coming and the body will be held until he arrives.

Thomas Cole has lived in this section of Taylor County more than a half century. He is survived by his companion and a large family of children, all with homes of their own. Before moving to Gravity he lived on a farm northwest of town. He was 78 years, 11 months and 20 days old at the time of his death. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. — Gravity Independent

[Cole, Thomas]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    December 22, 1921     p. 3

Mrs. Sherman Neff stopped here Monday evening for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lute Taylor while on her return home to Wichita, Kansas. She had been at Gravity attending the funeral of Thomas Cole.

[Ford, Celia]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday     February 17, 1944     [p. 1]

Miss Celia Ford Dies Saturday

Miss Celia Ford, 69, a lifelong resident of Bedford, died Saturday afternoon following a short illness.

She is survived by a brother, Pat Ford; two nieces, and a nephew.

Requiem mass was held at St. Patrick's church in Lenox Tuesday morning by the Rev. Father Gerald G. Walker, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

[Fudge, Benjamin Wilbur]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      August 5, 1982      p. 4

Last Rites Held For Wilbur Fudge, 92

Last rites for Benjamin Wilbur Fudge, 92, of Guss were held July 29 at United Methodist Church in Guss. Rev. Sarah Malone officiated. Mr. Fudge died July 25 in Bedford Manor. Interment was in Prairie Rose Cemetery in Rural Adams Co.

Benjamin Wilbur Fudge, 92, son of William Fudge and Ida Cox Fudge was born near Mt. Etna in Adams County, Iowa on October 26, 1889.

He moved to Holt Twp. Taylor County, Iowa when six years old and grew to maturity attending the public schools and Iveyville Methodist Church, later transferred to the Maple Grove United Methodist Church at Guss, Iowa.

On March 25, 1915 he was united in marriage to Eva Adelia Weech at Galesburg, Illinois. They lived their married life in Holt Twp. To this union two children were born, Wilma Lock and Kenneth Fudge.

All of his active years were spent farming.

He was preceded in death by his wife in June of 1970, one sister, Edith Naven, one brother, Arthur Fudge, and one great granddaughter, Maria Weed.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Wilma and her husband, Glen Lock, of Gravity, Ia., Kenneth Fudge and his wife, Bernice, of Creston, Iowa, seven grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, five step great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church of Guss, Iowa and a 50-year member of the MWA of America.

He was a kind, considerate husband, father, friend and neighbor and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

[Greeley, Maude Rogers]

Gravity Independent    

Thursday      October 11, 1923     [p. 1]

Auto Accident Kills Mrs. Greeley.

Mrs. M. J. Greeley, wife of M. [illard] J. [ames] Greeley, a farmer living one mile west of Gravity, was killed in an automobile accident at the Newt Jones corner on the Waubonsie trail six miles west of here Sunday afternoon about four o'clock.

The accident occurred when the Greeley car was struck by the Clint Firkins car at this dangerous corner. The other occupants of the two cars were not seriously hurt, Mr. Greeley, however, suffered the most, being quite badly bruised about the shoulders.

The story of the accident is about as follows, gathered from the facts in the case.

Mr. Greeley and wife were going to Clarinda with their two children, Paul and Pauline, twins about eighteen years old, who were attending junior college work at Clarinda. They were both graduated from the Gravity high school in the class of last year. When they reached this corner, which is a mile west of the big Frog Valley hill on the Waubonsie Trail, the Firkins car, a nearly new Ford touring car, coming from the north, crashed into them. The Firkins car was driven by Wayne Firkins, the sixteen-year-old boy of the family and in the car with him were Mr. and Mrs. Clint Firkins, their daughter, Gladys, and two small children. The Firkins family live several miles north of the corner where the accident occurred and were taking Miss Gladys to the Tom Brummel home where she boards, being the teacher of the Timberlake school.

It appears that neither driver saw the other in time to prevent the accident and the Firkins car crashed head-on into the right side of the Greeley car, a Ford sedan. Paul Greeley was driving and in the seat with him was his father, while the rear seat was occupied by Pauline and her mother, Mrs. Greeley sitting on the right side of the car. The Greeley car was turned over several times and completely wrecked, the top being crushed. It was supposed that Mrs. Greeley was thrown head first through the door or window of the car and that her head was crushed as the car turned over. Her skull was badly fractured and her jaw was broken. She died almost instantly.

Dr. Reed from here and Dr. Kitchen and Dr. McColm of New Market were soon at the scene of the accident and the body was carried into the Newt Jones farm house, and soon removed to the Greeley home where the other members of the family were taken.

A large number of people were quickly at the scene of the wreck and did everything that could be done for the occupants of the two cars. Both Mr. and Mrs. Firkins were nearly prostrated by the shock and the knowledge that it had caused the death of Mrs. Greeley. It is reported that Mr. Firkins cautioned the boy to drive slow in crossing the trail as there would more than likely be a lot of travel there that day, but it seems as though the accident was timed just right and was not to be avoided. It was all done so quickly that no clear account of just what happened is obtainable.

This is another fatal example proving that drivers from side roads entering upon a county or federal road should approach with great caution. The driver to the right hand may have the right of way but when entering upon a well-traveled road where cars are passing to and fro every few minutes it pays to be careful and not stand on the customary right-of-way.

It was one of the most serious accidents that has happened in this part of the county for a long time. The entire community was shocked when the news of the tragedy was sent over the telephones. The Greeley family, both Mr. and Mrs. Greeley, have lived here all their lives and are very well known.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr. Greeley and his two children in their deep sorrow.

The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist church here and was conducted by Rev. C. W. Fletcher of the Baptist church of Bedford, assisted by Rev. J. R. Nichols of the Methodist church here. Interment was made in the Gravity cemetery.

[Greeley, Maude Rogers]

Bedford Times-Republican

Tuesday      October 9, 1923      [p. 1]

WOMAN KILLED IN AUTO COLLISION

Mrs. Maud Greeley of near Gravity was Victim of Accident Sunday. Family Was on Way to Clarinda.

Mrs. Maud Greeley, wife of Millard Greeley, of southwest of Gravity, was instantly about 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon when the Ford Sedan in which she was riding was struck by the Ford driven by Clint Firkins of near Gravity on a cross roads near New Market on the Waubonsie trail.

Mr. and Mrs. Greeley and their son Paul and daughter Pauline were on their way to Clarinda, where the children attend school. When they came to the crossroads known as the Newt Jones corner west of Ladoga the Firkins car came from the north, striking the car in which the Greeleys were riding, rolling the car over twice and killing Mrs. Greeley instantly. The car was almost completely demolished. Mr. Greeley received a very severely bruised neck and shoulder, but none of the others were injured.

According to those who visited the scene, the corner is one at which a car cannot be seen approaching from either the north or east. The accident was one of the kind which seemed unavoidable, and neither party is held to blame. When a collision seemed inevitable each driver did his best to stop the car, but the Greeley car could not be slowed down enough to avoid the other car. Paul, who was driving the car, attempted to swing out of the other car's path by cutting toward the south, but the attempt was unsuccessful. Mrs. Greeley was struck in the head, the force of the blow killing her instantly. The body was taken to the Newt Jones home and Dr. Reed of Gravity, both New Market doctors and Dr. Beauchamp of Bedford were called, but medical aid could not help. Undertaker Stithem of Bedford was called and removed the body to the family home, one-mile north of Ladoga, that evening.

Mrs. Greeley was aged forty-nine years, and is survived by her husband, M.[illard] J. [ames] Greeley, her twin son and daughter, Paul and Pauline, and her mother, Mrs. Jerome Rogers, of Gravity. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Gravity, on Wednesday, October 10, at 2:00 p. m. The funeral cortege will leave the residence at 1 :35. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. W. Fletcher, pastor of the local Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the Gravity cemetery.

[Greeley, Maude Rogers]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     October 11, 1923    [p. 1]

MRS. MILLARD GREELEY KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Fatal Accident Happened Sunday When Two Cars Collided

The following account of the fatal auto accident that occurred Sunday afternoon near New Market is given by Editor Francis of the Gravity Independent:

Mrs. M. J. Greeley, wife of M. [illard] J. [ames] Greeley, a farmer living one mile west of Gravity, was killed in an automobile accident at the Newt Jones corner on the Waubonsie trail six miles west of Gravity Sunday afternoon about four o'clock.

The accident occurred when the Greeley car was struck by the Clint Firkins car at this dangerous corner. The other occupants of the two cars were not seriously hurt, Mr. Greeley, however, suffered the most, being quite badly bruised about the shoulders.

The story of the accident is about as follows, gathered from the facts in the case.

Mr. Greeley and wife were going to Clarinda with their two children, Paul and Pauline, twins, about eighteen years old, who were attending junior college work at Clarinda. They were both graduated from the Gravity high school in the class of last year. When they reached this corner, which is a mile west of the Big Frog Valley hill on the Waubonsie Trail, the Firkins car, a nearly new Ford touring car, coming from the north, crashed into them. The Firkins car was driven by Wayne Firkins, the sixteen-year-old boy of the family and in the car with him were Mr. and Mrs. Clint Firkins, their daughter, Gladys, and two small children. The Firkins family live several miles north of the corner where the accident occurred and were taking Miss Gladys to the Tom Brummel home where she boards, being the teacher of the Timberlake school.

It appears that neither driver saw the other in time to prevent the accident and the Firkins car crashed head-on into the right side of the Greeley car, a Ford sedan. Paul Greeley was driving and in the seat with him was his father, while the rear seat was occupied by Pauline and her mother, Mrs. Greeley sitting on the right side of the car. The Greeley car was turned over several times and completely wrecked, the top being crushed. It was supposed that Mrs. Greeley was thrown head first through the door or window of the car and that her head was crushed as the car turned over. Her skull was badly fractured and her jaw was broken. She died almost instantly.

Dr. Reed from Gravity and Dr. Kitchen and Dr. McColm of New Market were soon at the scene of the accident and the body was carried into the Newt Jones farm house, and soon removed to the Greeley home where the other members of the family were taken.

A large number of people were quickly at the scene of the wreck and did everything that could be done for the occupants of the two cars. Both Mr. and Mrs. Firkins were nearly prostrated by the shock and the knowledge that it had caused the death of Mrs. Greeley. It is reported that Mr. Firkins cautioned the boy to drive slow in crossing the trail as there would more than likely be a lot of travel there that day, but it seems as though the accident was timed just right and was not to be avoided. It was all done so quickly that no clear account of just what happened is obtainable.

There is another fatal example proving that drivers from side roads entering upon a county or federal road should approach with great caution. The driver to the right hand may have the right of way but when entering upon a well-traveled road where cars are passing to and fro every few minutes it pays to be careful and not stand on the customary right-of-way.

It was one of the most serious accidents that has happened in this part of the county for a long time. The entire community was shocked when the news of the tragedy was sent over the telephones. The Greeley family, both Mr. and Mrs. Greeley, have lived here all their lives and are very well known.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr. Greeley and his two children in their deep sorrow.

The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist church in Gravity, conducted by Rev. C. W. Fletcher of the Baptist church in Bedford, assisted by Rev. J. R. Nichols of the Methodist church in Gravity. Interment was made in the Gravity cemetery.

Hundreds of friends, relatives and neighbors attended the last sad rites. The church building, the churchyard and the nearby streets were filled by those attending and it is reported it took very nearly an hour for the large crowd to file by the bier of the dead.

[Greeley, Maude Rogers]

Bedford Times-Republican

Tuesday    October 11, 1923     p. 8

Funeral for Mrs. Greeley

The funeral of Mrs. M. [illard] J. [ames] Greeley, of near Gravity, who was killed in the auto accident near New Market Sunday, was held yesterday, October 10, at the Methodist church at Gravity, conducted by Rev. Fletcher of the local Baptist church.

The funeral was one of the largest ever held in the county. The church could not begin to hold all who attended. There were 157 cars in the cortege. Friends of the family from all over the county attended. The funeral was in the charge of Undertaker A. L. Stithem of Bedford, assisted by his wife.

The obituary will be published in our next issue.

[Greeley, Maude Rogers]

Bedford Times-Republican

Tuesday    October 16, 1923    p. 2

Obituary

Maude Rogers, only daughter of J. [erome] B. and Almira [Masker] Rogers, was born northwest of Gravity, Aug. 23, 1874, and passed to her reward, Sunday, Oct. 7, 1923, at the age of 49 years, 1 month and 15 days.

She was united in marriage to Millard [James] Greeley, December 26, 1901. To this union two children were born, one son and one daughter, Paul and Pauline.

She was converted in a meeting held in Gravity by W. A. Sunday, taking Jesus Christ as her Savior and crowning him in her heart as Sovereign and King, uniting with the Baptist church in Gravity, ever remaining true and faithful to her Lord and Master.

Sunday afternoon, October 7th, about four o'clock, she came to her death instantly and without warning, in an automobile accident. But what a comfort to her friends to know that she was ready to meet her God, and to leave behind a good record that she was a faithful wife and loving mother and neighbor.

Those who are left to mourn their loss are her husband, son Paul and daughter Pauline, and her aged mother, and a host of relatives and friends.

[Keasling, Betty Jane Barkley]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday     December 22, 1949    p. 2

Mrs. Betty Kessling [Keasling] of Gravity passed away at her home Friday morning around 10:30 from heart attack. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ferne Weatherly, one granddaughter, Mrs. Geo. Traster of Maryville, Mo. and one great grandson, Jimmie Traster of Maryville, Mo.; one brother, Artie Barkley of Gravity, besides a host of relatives and friends.

[Keasling, Betty Jane Barkley]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     December 22, 1949     [p. 1]

Mrs. Betty Keasling Succumbed At Gravity

Mrs. Betty Keasling, a resident of Taylor county all of her life, died at her home north of Gravity, Friday, December 16.

The funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Gravity Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Fred H. Cowles of the Bedford Baptist Church. Burial was in the Gravity cemetery.

Betty Jane Barkley, daughter of Wm. S.[hields]  and Martha Ann [Brock] Barkley, was born October 25, 1865 at Bedford, being aged 84 years, 1 month, 22 days at the time of her death.

On March 15, 1888, she was married at Gravity to John William Keasling and to them two children were born.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fern Weatherly of Gravity; one granddaughter, Gwendolyn Traster of Maryville; one great grandson, James Traster; one brother, Arthur Barkley of Gravity. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, three brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Keasling became a member of the Baptist Church at Gravity and remained a member of that church as long as it existed. She lived all of her married life on the same farm where she passed away.

[Keasling, James Rufus]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday       December 16, 1948    p. 3

GRAVITY

Former Resident Dies

James R. [ufus] Keasling died at the home of his oldest son, Olin in Keota, Colo., Dec. 4. He had been in poor health for some time and he was taken from his home in Greeley, where the son could help care for him.

He is survived by the wife, Mrs. Joe Bucker [Zoe Etta Bucher] Keasling; four children, Olin and James [Wesley] of Keota, Valier and Mrs. Bernice Long of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The funeral services were held in Keota, Colo., Tuesday. The body came to Bedford Wednesday evening and short services were held at the Shum Funeral home Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the Gravity cemetery.

[Keasling, John William]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     May 12, 1938     p. 2

Gravity

JOHN KEASLING DIES

Was In Failing Health Several Months—Conduct Last Rites Sunday

John [William] Keasling, who had been ill at his home north-east of Gravity for several weeks, passed away Wednesday evening, May 4, about nine o'clock.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Gravity Christian church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Eppard. Burial was in the Gravity cemetery.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Weatherly of Bedford; and by one granddaughter, Miss Gwendolyn Weatherly.

[Keasling, John William]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     May 12, 1938     p. 5

OBITUARY

John William Keasling

John William Keasling, son of Jacob and Nancy [Williams] Keasling, was born northwest of Gravity, Dec. 11, 1865 and passed away at his home two miles north of Gravity, Thursday, May 5.

He was one of a family of seven children, all having preceded him in death but one brother, James R. [ufus] Keasling of Keota, Colo.

March 15, 1888, he was united in marriage to Betty J. [ane] Barkley and to this union were born two children, Lloyd B. Keasling, who passed away at the age of three and Ferne E. [dith] Weatherly of Bedford.

He accepted Christ as his Savior when a young man.

His entire life was spent as a farmer in the vicinity where he was born near Gravity, having resided on the same farm fifty years.

He leaves his wife, the daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weatherly; a granddaughter, Gwendolyn Weatherly, the brother and nieces and nephews.

The funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Gravity, Sunday afternoon, May 8, Rev. Mr. Eppard of Clarinda in charge. Burial was in the Gravity cemetery.

Attend Keasling Funeral

A J. Barkley and Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Barkley of Fleming, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Olin Pistole of Hopkins; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harvey of Blockton; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Avey, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. Al Mullen, Miss Hazel Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Roberts, Mrs. D. L. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Weatherly and Gladys, Mrs. Flora Trumbo, Mrs. Mary Kingsley, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Kingsley, Frank Perkins, Miss Fern Perkins, and Roy Chambers were among those from out of town who attended the funeral services for J. W. Keasling in Gravity Sunday.

[Keasling, Nancy Williams]

Gravity Independent

Thursday      February 22, 1917     p. 4

Mrs. Keasling Dies

Grandma Keasling, who has been seriously ill for a long time passed away at her home here yesterday evening at six o’clock. The funeral will be held in the Christian church here at 2 o’clock Friday. Interment will be made in the Gravity cemetery.

[Keasling, Nancy Williams]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     March 1, 1917     p. 4

Obituary

Nancy Williams was born January 30, 1834 at Terre Haute, Indiana, and died at her home in Gravity February 21,1917, being 83 years and 21 days old at the time of her death. She was the fourth of six children and was the last survivor of her immediate family. She came to Keokuk County with her parents at the age of thirteen years, where she lived until her marriage to Jacob Keasling, June 7, 1855. A year after their marriage they came to Taylor county, Iowa, purchasing a quarter section of land from the government paying $1.25 an acre for it. The deed for the land was issued by the government and is still in the possession of the estate, the land never having changed hands and never having a mortgage placed upon it. Mr. and Mrs. Keasling lived on the farm for 42 years. She moved to Gravity about twenty-one years ago and resided during that time in the same house in which she died.

She was the mother of six children: John [William] Keasling of Gravity and James R. [ufus] Keasling of Keota, Colorado, survive her; Laura [Ledra] Belle died March 1, 1863; Mirah E. died March 3, 1863; Mary D. died February 22, 1862; Aseneth Virginia died September 22, 1900.

Her husband, Jacob Keasling, preceded her to the better land June 10, 1900. She leaves seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She united with the Christian church of Hayden Grove forty years ago and later transferred her membership to the Gravity Christian church where it was held at the time of her death.

The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Christian church here, conducted by Rev. Lucas, an old-time friend of the family who happened to be here attending the fiftieth anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Chandler. The body was laid to rest in the Gravity cemetery.

[Keasling, Zoe Etta Bucher]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     November 8, 1951     p. 9

LENOX

Brought Here For Burial

Mrs. Zoe Etta [Bucher] Keasling, 80, died at her home in Grover, Col., Oct. 31. Services were there Nov. 3 and the body arrived here Sunday. A short prayer service was held at the Barber funeral home Monday afternoon with Rev. Claude W. Riesinger of the Christian church in charge. Burial was in the cemetery at Gravity.

Survivors are three sons in Colorado; five sisters, including Mrs. Hugh Buchanan of Lenox; one brother; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.