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Olive Reed Eckhart, 1890 - 1985


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 9/23/2010 at 16:02:11

DOLLIVER—Services for Mrs. Amil (Olive) Eckhart, 95, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Dolliver with the Rev. Dr. M.O. Summerbell officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Township Cemetery. She died Monday, March 11, 1985 at Parkers Prairie District Hospital at Parkers Prairie, Minn.

LaMere Funeral Home of Parkers Prairie is in charge of arrangements.

Olive Reed, the daughter of Samuel B. and Sylvia (Bailey) reed, was born at Mt. Carroll, Ill., on Feb. 8, 1890 and moved to the Dolliver area with her family just prior to her 1st birthday. She attended Dolliver School and taught school in Ellsworth and Swea City. On May 4, 1910 she was united in marriage with Amil R. Eckhart and lived in the Dolliver area until 1981 when she moved to the St. Williams Nursing Home at Parkers Prairie. After her husband’s death in 1949 she worked as a telephone operator and cooked for the Dolliver School lunch program for 10 years. She was very active in the Methodist Church where in early years she played and sand in the choir; taught Sunday School and was active in the Ladies Aid and American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid flower grower and enjoyed her African Violet collection. She traveled to much of the United States visiting family.

Survivors include a daughter Doris Persons, Parkers Prairie; a son Joe Eckhart, San Antonio, Tex.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a sister Bess Dowden, Spirit Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one son Bruce who died in 1971; and her parents.

Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; March 14, 1985.


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