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Emma Jean McIlwraith Laffey 1913-1966


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/26/2014 at 16:32:20

Mrs. Harold Laffey, 53, Dolliver resident for more than 40 year, died today at 4:06 a.m. in Holy Family Hospital. Mrs. Laffey had been seriously ill for two months and in the hospital since Sept. 5. Her death was attributed to cancer.

The former Emma Jean McIlwraith was born March 14, 1913, at Reinbeck, the daughter of William G. and Margaret Cooper McIlwraith. She moved with her parents and family to the Dolliver area in 1922 and received her education in the Dolliver schools.

She was married Jan. 19, 1936, to Harold (Pat) Laffey in Estherville. Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Laffey had farmed in the Dolliver area.

She was a member of the Dolliver Methodist Church.

Mrs. Laffey is survived by her husband; a son, Donald of Des Moines; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Joyce) Groshens of Jackson, Minn., and Mrs. David (Shirley) Brown of Gruver; four grandchildren, Diana, Linda, Robert, and David Groshens; her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. William G. McIlwraith; a brother, William C. McIlwraith of Cedar Rapids; and two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Marian) Crabtree of Marathon, Wis., and Mrs. Lloyd (Wilma) Watland of Newport News, Va.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services are to be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Dolliver Methodist Church, Rev. Herman U. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Dolliver Cemetery.

Friends may call at Fuhrman Funeral Home from Sunday noon until 11 a.m. Monday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 24, 1966)


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