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KOOBS, Fannie 1892-1964


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/5/2010 at 10:30:20

Fannie Koobs Dies In Allen Home

Miss Fannie Koobs, who was born in Grundy Center, served four terms as Grundy County Recorder, and was affiliated for 36 years with the County Auditorís office in Waterloo, died in the Allen Hospital Home in Waterloo at 11:50 Thursday night of Parkinsonís Disease. She had been a resident of the Allen Hospital Home during the past year. She was 71 years old.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Parrott & Wood funeral chapel. The service was conducted by Rev. Calvin Rumley, pastor of the Baptist church in Grundy Center. Burial was in the cemetery at Parkersburg.

Miss Koobs began her career in public office holding by having been elected County Recorder of Grundy county in 1918, and holding that office four terms. Her election came before women were permitted to vote. She was preceded as county recorder by Margaret Sternborg, who held the office for three terms. They were the first two women to be elected to a county office in Grundy county. Shortly after completing her term as Grundy County Recorder, Miss Koobs took a position in the County Auditorís office in Waterloo and remained in that office until she resigned in February of last year.

Born on Christmas Day

Fannie Koobs was born on Christmas Day in 1892. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Koobs. She was a member of a family of twelve children.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice Slight of Waterloo and Mrs. John Whaley of Los Angeles; two brothers, William Koobs of Grundy Center and Earl Koobs of Gladbrook. She was preceded in death by her parents and seven sisters.

--Grundy Register, 30 January 1964


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