Cedar Valley Daily Times; September 7, 1921
Irene Roll Steward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Roll was born April 6, 1899, and died August 30, 1921, aged 22 years, 4 months and 24 days. She spent her entire life in the vicinity of Shellsburg.
She graduated from Shellsburg high school in 1916 and was a student at Iowa State Teacher's College at Cedar Falls. She taught three years near her home.
In November 1913, she united with the Oak Grove Christian Church and was ever a faithful member. Her favorite verses of scripture and motto through life were Jno 14:1-2; "Let not your heart be troubled; Ye believe in God belive also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would told you" Her love for these verses was proved by her patience and cheerfulness during her illness.
On December 31. 1919, she was united to Chas C. Steward. To this union one child was born, Clyde Roland. She leaves to mourn her death: her father, mother, husband, little son, one sister Letta of Shellsburg and one brother Clifford of Urbana. One sister and a little brother preceded her in death.
Funeral service were held at the Oak Grove Christian Church last Thursday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Lafe Hoff of Keosauqua, Iowa. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.