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Yearous, Emma Elizabeth (Allert) 1875 - 1959


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/4/2018 at 08:25:04

Clayton County Register, Thur., 5 Nov. 1959.

Funeral services for Mrs. Leonard M. Yearous, 84, were held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 31, at the Methodist Church in Giard at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Harold Dean Bonnath officiated. The body lay in state in the church from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Burial was in the Giard cemetery.

Mrs. Yearous died at the McGregor Hospital Thursday, Oct. 29, after a short illness.

As Emma Elizabeth Allert she was born the daughter of William and Wilhilmina Allert on a farm near Bismark, Iowa, May 5, 1875. When she was two years old the family moved to Giard.

She attended public school in Giard and McGregor and later was a student in college at Charles City.

She was married to Leonard Yearous at the family home on May 8, 1895. The couple went to live in Froelich, where Mr. Yearous was the proprietor of a general store. Later they moved to Giard, where Mr. Yearous had built a store which the couple operated until they moved to the Allert family farm.

Mrs. Yearous was the oldest living member of the Methodist Church, where she taught in the Sunday school for 50 years. She had been a member of the choir and was active in the organizations of the church. In addition to her church affiliations she was a member of the W.C.T.U. and of the Bluff City chapter of the O.E.S. at McGregor.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, who died in 1934; a sister, Mrs. Lena Lang; and a brother, William J. Allert.

Surviving are a brother, John Allert, Monona; three foster children for whom Mr. and Mrs. Yearous made a home, Ernest Gebbard, Des Moines, William A. Priebe, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. William Eddenson (Ellen Priebe), Davenport; nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Music at the services was provided by Mrs. Herman Allert and Mrs. David Kluesner, who sang "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "Beyond the Sunset." Mrs. Conrad Lovig was organist. Pall bearers were Herman Allert, Irvin Becker, George Ferguson, Conrad Lovig, Gilbert Meyer, Earl Schultz and Herman Witter. Mrs. Ben Wickerscheim and Mrs. Earl Schultz were in charge of flower arrangements.

Among those from a distance attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gebbard, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. William Priebe and Ernest Priebe, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. William Eddenson Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. William Eddenson Jr., Davenport; Mrs. Alfred Eggert and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eggert, Charles City; Mrs. William A. Mullarkey Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mullarky Jr. and Michael, Madison, Wis.; Mrs. William J. Allert, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Bernhard and Mr. and Mrs. Walter McCune, Monona; Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Allert and family, McGregor; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lang, LaCrosse, Wis.; Andrew Yearous and Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Yearous, Elgin;

Miss Helen Bernhard, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fenholt, Mrs. Ida Lausch and Mrs. Gill Ardery, Charles City; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Klaus, Mr. and Mrs. Orren Sampson and Mr. and Mrs. John Schaub, Colesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Priebe, Garnavillo; Ralph Olmsted, Fennimore, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Heitman, Keystone.


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