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Josephine A. Doyle 1893-1926


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/17/2011 at 01:26:14

Josephine Doyle Passed Away Last Sunday
Popular Lady Died After Extended Illness
Was Sick Fourteen Weeks
Formerly Held Position As Bookkeeper at the Rhodes Motor Company in This City
The community was deeply grieved Sunday when it was learned that Josephine Doyle had passed away after an illness of fourteen weeks. Her death was caused by a cancer. Miss Doyle had lived here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Doyle, for the past twenty-two years and perhaps there was no better known nor better liked lady in this city than she. She was born in Tipton, Iowa, March 16, 1893. When a young lady she came to this city with her parents and has lived here ever since. She was educated in the public schools of this city and later accepted a position at the Rhodes Motor Company. She held that position for eight years and about a year ago was forced to resign because of ill health. During her work there she was always a faithful and conscientious employee and always had the good will of her employer as well as the other employees and the many customers that she came into contact with. In her home she was a dutiful and loving daughter and sister and gave freely to help the other members of the family. Miss Doyle was always pleasant and wore a smile on her fact that reflected her sweet disposition. In her long weeks of suffering and pain she was ever conscious and appreciative of the many kind acts done by her family and friends to relieve her sufferings and never complained of her illness. She was active in church and club work as long as she was able to participate and the members of the various organizations to which she belonged will miss her more than tongue can tell. Her place can never be filled. No task was ever too great for her to fulfill and she did it with a willingness and cheeriness that made her a friend of everyone. Her many friends will regret to learn of her passing away but they know that her life here has been such that it gives promise of great reward in the hereafter. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Catholic church at 9:30 a.m., and the body was laid to its final resting place in the Catholic Cemetery. The large number of friends and the exquisite floral offerings told the great respect in which she was held by her many friends. Besides her mother she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Maine, Mrs. Katherine Nolan and Mrs. Mary Keogh. Her father and brother, Maurice have preceded her in death. The sympathy of the entire community is extended the bereaved mother and sisters in their hours of grief and sorrow over the loss of their beloved daughter and sister. Out of town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral were Tim Doyle, of Tipton, Iowa, Miss Julia Doyle, of Belle Plaine, Mrs. Mary Doolittle, of Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Jas. Seipman, of Belle Plaine, Miss Katherine Doyle and Mrs. John Doyle, of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Mike Nally, of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O’Hara, of Glencoe, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle, of Colfax, Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Stavros, of Sioux City and Miss Clare Drey, of Sioux Falls. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, July 14, 1926)

Josephine Doyle, Well Known Young Lady Passed Away
Miss Josephine Doyle, daughter of Mrs. Thos. Doyle, passed away at her home in this city on last Sunday morning at nine o’clock. Miss Doyle has been in poor health for sometime past, having left her position with the Rhodes Motor Co. and the Auto Supply Co. as bookkeeper on that account.

Josephine Doyle was born in Tipton, Iowa, on March 16, 1893. She came to this city with her parents twenty-two years ago. She was educated in our public schools. She was employed for five years at the Opera House Reporter and from there was with the Roudebush grocery. She was for eight years with the Rhodes Motor Co. and the Auto Supply Co.

Miss Doyle was an active worker during the war in all home war activities. She was what would be termed a tireless worker. She was loyal to the last degree. It was a terrible blow to her when her brother, Maurice Doyle, was killed in action as she was very close to him in the family.

Miss Doyle had one of the most pleasing dispositions we have ever known. Always pleasant to all. Always with a smile for everyone reserved in a way but with a wonderful personality. Loyal to her friends to the last degree and at all times willing to defend them. The funeral services were held from the Catholic church on Tuesday morning at nine thirty, the Rev. Conway officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery south of this city. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 14, 1926)


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