Fannie Leabhart 1863-1957
Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 5/25/2019 at 11:43:16
27 June 1957 - The Tipton Conservative
Mrs. Fannie Leabhart, 93, Tipton's oldest resident, died early Friday morning. She had not been ill and her death came suddenly, due to a heart attack.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home with the Rev. A. C. Long in charge. Burial was in Masonic cemetery.
Fannie Loretta, daughter of Elizabeth and Franklin Barnes, was born at West Liberty Sept. 16, 1863. She attended school in West Liberty and Cornell college at Mt. Vernon, where she studied music. She taught music for several years.
She was married to William Oris Leabhart March 4, 1891. The couple made their home on a farm west of Tipton for several years, moving to Tipton in March, 1902, making their home in what is now the William Shirley residence.
Her husband died in 1931 and she moved to the present Leabhart residence where she has made her home with her son and his family until her death.
Mrs. Leabhart was active in her home, her church and her community until the day of her death. A member of the Federated Garden club, she was hostess to the group less than a month ago. She took part in the program of Philathean Sunday school class less than two weeks before her death.
During recent years she had pieced many quilts and lap robes, sending them to Hillcrest Baby Fold in Dubuque, Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge and Veterans hospital in Iowa City. She voted in the recent elementary school bond election and maintained an active interest in community, state and national affairs.
She is survived by her son, Herman; a grandson, Charles Richard; two great grandchildren, Charles Thomas and Lauri Ann, all of Tipton and a brother, Harry Barnes, Valley Falls, Kan.
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