Balluff, Georgia 1889 - 1918
BALLUFF, EVERETT, WILTSE, SHIELDS, MEYER, SHERMAN
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/31/2021 at 17:12:47
Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Jan. 1918. Strawberry Point column.
Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 9th, 1918, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary Balluff, of Strawberry Point, occurred the death of Georgia Balluff, in the twenty-eighth year of her age, death resulting from pneumonia.
Georgia Balluff was born near Strawberry Point, Iowa, Feb. 15th, 1889. Her early education was received from the Strawberry Point High School, completing the High School course May 24th, 1907. She then taught in the public schools of Clayton and adjoining counties for five years.
Then she entered Mercy Hospital Training School for Nurses at Dubuque, from which institution she was graduated June 1st, 1915. Since then until the time of her recent illness, She had made Webster City her home following the profession of her choice.
The funeral took place Saturday morning, Jan. 12th, from St. Mary's Catholic church, at Strawberry Point, Iowa, at 9:30 o'clock, and the interment was made at County Corners.
The funeral services were largely attended by her many friends who had been glad to mingle with her in life, for her gentle and amiable disposition, won for her the love and esteem of all who knew her, and who expressed sincere regrets at her early life death.
Father Casey celebrated Requiem Mass and delivered the funeral sermon, dwelling upon the exemplary life of the deceased, and exhorted all present to imitate her Christian virtue.
All that loving hands could do had been done to stay the messenger of death, but her memory will last forever. She was a devout Catholic with ever a prayer on her lips and her happy death was a true reflection of her past, so peaceful and so still, just like the flicker of a candle, and life was gone.
She leaves to mourn her death, her mother, Mrs. Mary Balluff, one brother and eight sisters: Francis _. Balluff, Mrs. Fred Everett, Mrs. M. J. Everette, Miss Gertrude Balluff, Mrs. J. L. Wiltse, all of Strawberry Point, Miss Josephine Balluff of Eldora, Iowa, Mrs. F. W. Shields. of Hy_ham, Mont., Mrs. J. L. Meyer, of Armour, S.D., Mrs. Earl Sherman, of _illsdale, Wyo. The pallbearers were Ch__ck Lang, Edward Lang Jr., John Hennessy Jr., Martin Hennessy, Raymond Costigan and James Costigan.
There were many out-of-town relatives and friends present. Among them were: Mrs. J. L. Meyer, of Amour, S.D., Miss Josephine Balluff, of Eldora, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Letchford, of Decorah, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Funk, of Edgewood, Iowa, Messrs. Edward and Albert Putz, of Edgewood, Iowa, Miss Stewart, Miss Lynch, Miss Conklin and Miss Oberhouser, all nurses from Webster City and friends of the deceased.
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