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Isa Ridley Soper, 1872-1963


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/4/2009 at 12:19:18

Lifetime City
Resident Dies
At Age of 90

Mrs. Rufus (Isa L.) Soper, 90, lifetime resident of Estherville, died yesterday [7 Jan. 1963] at 11:30 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital [Estherville, IA] where she had been a patient for the past several years. Mrs. Soper had suffered a series of strokes and had been in failing health for some time. Her death was attributed to complications of old age.

The former Laura Isa Ridley was born Aug. 24, 1872 here in Estherville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ridley, pioneer settlers here. She received her education here in Estherville.

On April 24, 1891 she was married to Rufus Soper and the couple continued to make their home here.

Mrs. Soper was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to rearing their own family consisting of a son, Horace of Estherville, and two daughters, Mrs. Ralph McKay of Estherville and Mrs. Homer Black of Clearwater, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Soper cared for two of their grandchildren, Mary and James Soper, in their home for many years.

Mrs. Soper is survived by her son, her daughters, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral Services are to be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home, the Rev. James K. Lyon officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Wednesday until time of the services.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: the Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Iowa, January 8, 1963.


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