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BENT, Alice Mae 1878-1976


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/23/2009 at 18:28:04


Alice M. Bent Dies at 97

Services for Alice M. Bent, 97, formerly Nashua's oldest resident until she moved to a nursing home in Charles City, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the United Methodist church. Pastor Robert Lemmermann officiated. Music was by Mrs. Larry Springer, organist. Flowers were in charge of Gladys Butler and Mrs. Arthur Butler. Pallbearers to the grave in Greenwood cemetery were Garth Butler, Harold Poe, Gerald Marth, Dale Schroeder, Paul Hannemann and Wendell Miller.

Alice Mae Bent was born September 27, 1878, to Charles and Jane Greeley at Harlan, Illinois. She came with the family to Iowa when five months old and grew to womanhood on the place where her parents settled when moving to Iowa, in Riverton township of Floyd county west of Nashua. She lived on this place more than half a century.

She was married to Merton E. Bent October 1, 1896, in the Wesleyan Methodist parsonage at Charles City, the Rev. George Allen officiating. They had three children; Doris, Floyd, and Marion the latter the only one surviving. She was a member of the Nashua UMC.

Survivors include her daughter, Marion, Mrs. Sievert Reints of Nashua; four granddaughters, Laura Schroeder of Toulon, Illinois, Dorothy Carpenter of Tacoma, Wa., Elizabeth Junker of Alta Vista and Evelyn Jordan of Tripoli. There also are 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. John Greeley of California and a brother-in-law, Henry Waterson of Moorhead, Mn.

Those attending the services were from Champaign, Il., Toulon, Il., Davenport, Charles City, Cedar Falls, Nashua and Alta Vista in Iowa.

[Nashua Reporter - 22 September 1976]

[Contributed by Misti Adams]


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