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Mrs. Walter Kier 1895-1965


Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 9/18/2017 at 10:56:11

9 November 1965 - The Tipton Advertiser

Funeral services for Mrs. Walter (Babe) Kier, 70, were held at the First Methodist church Nov. 8, with the Rev. Eugene Miller officiating. Pallbearers were Leonard Dice, Harley Moreland, Boone Wright, Cyril Olson, Don Wehde and Robert Brinkman.

Mrs. Irma Crawford was organist. Mrs. Don Wehde, Mrs. Harley Moreland, Mrs. Bertha Sheets and Mrs. Forrest Argo were in charge of flowers. Burial was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.

Mrs. Kier died Nov. 4 in the office of Doctors Kopsa and Kruse as the result of a reaction to a penicillin injection. Dr. O. E. Kruse had treated Mrs. Kier, who died about 2 minutes after recieving the injection. She had received penicillin treatments before, without a reaction.

The daughter of Shor and Florence Bell Giffith Heartley, she was born in London Mills, Ill. June 18, 1895 and was educated in the schools of East St. Louis, Ill. and Davenport. She was married to Walter Kier at Davenport Jan. 21, 1920.

They lived in Davenport until 1929, when they moved to Tipton.

Mrs. Kier was a member of the American Legion and V. F. W. auxiliaries, the Women of the Moose, the Women's club, the Methodist church and the W.S.C.S. of the church. She had also been an active member of square dance circles in this area.

She had been employed as a typist and sales clerk and was working for Smith's Ready to Wear at the time of her death.

She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilbert (Rosalie) Heesemann, Chicago, Ill. and Mrs. Sidney (Virginia) Halligan, Framingham, Mass.; a brother, Leonard Heartley, Davenport and 9 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.


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