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HANKINS, Iva Florence (Besst) 1868-c1939


Posted By: Monica
Date: 5/13/2012 at 19:44:55

I am not related and have no further information, this is taken from an old scrapbook that belonged to Mrs. Clara (Jones) McCartney

(there are water stains at the end of this obit and hard to read in spots)

Iva Florence Besst, eldest daughter of Solomon Besst and Martha Henderson Besst, was one of a family of eight children, six boys and two girls. She was born in Graham, Iowa on June 22, 1868, and died at her home south of Edgewood on Thurday evening, Dec. 7 at the age of 71.
She attended school at Graham, and at Brookshier school on Elk. At the age of 23 years she was married to David T. Hankins of Colesburg on Dec. 21, 1891 at Elkader, Iowa. All of their married life has been spent in Clayton and Delaware counties.

Mrs. Hankins was converted in the summer of 1912 and joined the Christian Advent Church of Oneida. Her love and faith in God was steadfast until she departed to be with her Heavenly Father.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mrs. Ida Garlow of Colesburg, four brothers, Archie of Oneida, James of Rockford, Ill., Alvin of Dubuque, Alvalo of Ashland, Montana and Ira of Alliance, Nebraska, also by three daughters, Loa at birth, Alice at the age of nine months, and Isa at the age of 21 years. Also a grandson, Wiley Bloodsworth, who was raised in their home.

She leaves to mourn, her aged husband, three sons, James living a few miles from their home; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Wilbourn of Dundee, Mrs. Tom Bardtmen of Manchester. there is also one brother, Frank Besst of Charles City, one half-sister, Mrs. Ben McConder of Cascade, 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors.

Mrs. Hankins has been frail in health most of her life, being an intense suffer for the past several years. And yet through it all she endured with the greatest of patience. She was a faithful loving helpmate to her husband, a wonderful , a wonderful mother to her children and a kind friend and neighbor, always helping those more unfortunate until failing health overtook her.

Everything was done by her husband and children for her comfort and to prolong her life but the good Lord saw fit to call her home to Himself where there is no suffering.

Funeral services were conducted in the Edgewood Congregational Church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by the Rev. Howard Robison, pastor of the Greeley Christian Church. He was assited by the Rev. Anderson, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Dundee. Rev. and Mrs. Robison sang the duet "In the Garden" and Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Smith, ?J. Rulon and Mrs. F. Ray Mink?? sang "Going Down the Valley" and "It Is Well With My Soul".

Casket attendants were Will Beohm, ?? Barr, Alfred Knickerbocker, ?? Pinch, Ambrose McElmeel and Charles Robison. Burial was made in the Brookshier Cemetery, northeast of Edgewood.


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