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BRENTON, Vera Maye (Hawbaker) 1901-1997


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/20/2009 at 11:16:19

Vera (Mrs. Harry) Brenton

CHARLES CITY, IOWA -- Vera (Mrs. Harry) Brenton, 95, former resident of 405 Fourth Ave., died Monday evening (Feb. 10, 1997) at Floyd County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. J. Larry Vallery and the Rev. Deborah Lincoln officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., and from 9 to 11 a.m. and from noon until time of services Saturday at the church.

Vera Maye Hawbaker Brenton was born May 6, 1901, at Dallas Center, the daughter of Jacob K. and Clara Robinson Hawbaker. She graduated from Dallas Center High School and attended Drake University in Des Moines.

On Dec. 24, 1919, she and Harry L. Brenton were married at Dallas Center, shortly after he returned from France and World War I. They moved to Charles City in 1936 where Vera was very involved in her community.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, was a past president of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, the Floyd County Historical Society, the Charles City Women's Club and the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Fourth District of the State American Legion Auxiliary, was chair of the 1976 Bicentennial Pageant in Charles City and was a member of the Cedar Valley Engine Club. She was a former Rainbow Girls adviser, was an antique dealer and taught piano lessons. In 1977, she was named Woman of the Year by the Charles City Chamber of Commerce.

Living family members include her husband, former Charles City Mayor Harry L. Brenton of Charles City; a son, Dr. Harold L. and his wife, Martha Brenton of Emerald Isle, N.C.; a daughter, Lorna and her husband, Robert Burgraff of New Deltona, Fla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Hawbaker of Dallas Center; and a sister, Mildred Wheeler of Charles City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Floyd and Lowell Hawbaker.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church.

[Mason City Globe Gazette - 02/13/1997]


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