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TUPPER, Verna 1903-1982


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/4/2010 at 20:40:49

Rites Held For Verna Tupper

Mrs. Vernie (Verna) Tupper, age 79, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, December 23, at North Grand Care Center, Ames.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Rev. David L. Nelson of the United Methodist Church officiated the service.

Musical interludes of “Rock of Ages” and “The Old Rugged Cross” were rendered by Mrs. Jack Stumberg, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were David Smith, Craig Diggens, Paul Rouse, Larry Teasdale, Doug Arends and Beveridge Nickerson. L. C. Pike and Donald Palmer served as ushers. Mrs. Virginia Schultz and Mrs. George Rohwer were in charge of floral arrangements.

Relatives and friends were invited to the fellowship hall following the funeral service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment.

Burial was in the Liscomb Cemetery, Liscomb.

Mrs. Tupper was born on January 21, 1903 on a farm northeast of Baxter, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Petermeier Steinberger. She attained the age of 79 years, 11 months and 2 days.

On December 8, 1923, she was united in marriage to Irvin E. Smith. He was killed in a farm accident in 1932.

In 1935 she married Glen Williams. He passed away in 1943.

She worked as a housekeeper, cook and restaurant owner in Conrad and surrounding communities of Reinbeck, Eldora and Grundy Center. On September 5, 1949 she was united in marriage to Charles H. Tupper. After their marriage they lived in Grundy Center until October of 1977 when they moved and made their home in Kamiah, ID. Her husband passed away on March 15, 1981. On March 30, 1981 she moved to Ames and became a resident of Grand Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and two sisters.

She is survived by one son, Max Dale Smith of Ames, IA; one daughter, Mrs. Hal (Ella Kay) Ridout of Kamiah, ID; two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Johnson and Mrs. Beulah Ghent, both of Baxter; two brothers; Robert Steinberger and James Steinberger, both of Newton; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register, 30 December 1982


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