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Cahoon, Esther Marjorie (Van Cura) 1894-1978


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 12/1/2003 at 15:59:14

Mrs. Elbert (Nick) A. (Esther Marjorie Van Cura) Cahoon

Mrs. Elbert (Esther Marjorie) Cahoon died at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa, on Aug. 1, 1978, after a long illness.

Esther was born on May 24, 1894 in a log house on the same farm north of Watson where she spent most of her life. She was the daughter of Frank A. and Anna Jermier Van Cura. She attended rural school in Linton Township.

On April 14, 1920, she married Elbert A. (Nick) Cahoon. After living for a short time with Elbert's parents in the community of Sixteen, the young couple began farming with Esther's parents and sister. Four children came to bless their marriage. When the Van Cura parents became infirm in their declining years, their two daughters cared for them.

In 1957 Esther became an invalid due to Parkinson's disease. Although helpless and bedridden for 21 years, Esther's good spirits and enthusiasm for life never failed her. For 20 years she remained on the farm in the care of her family, but for most of the past year she has resided at Thornton Manor.

Esther's husband departed this life six months ago. A daughter, Arlene, a son, Wilbur, two sisters, Girday Van Cura, and another who died in infancy, and her parents preceded Esther in death.

Those who are left to cherish her memory are her son, Eugene of Monona, her daughter, Mrs. Paul (Burgette) Hart of Boulder, Colo., six grandchildren, David, Kim, Daniel, Kirby, Todd, and Colleen, one great grandson, Nathan, and a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Fri., Aug. 4, 1978 at Schultz's Funeral Home in Monona. Burial was in Monona City Cemetery. Rev. Oliver L. Larkin, McGregor, presided.

Pallbearers were Henry Rissman, Kenneth Cahoon, Dave Cahoon, Dan Cahoon, William Schlein, and Clark Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Rose, Arch Campbell, Carlton Schlitter, and George Topel.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping from my mother's obituary collection.


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