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BOWNES, Ida 1896-1979

BOWNES, CORDELL, RUSCO

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/28/2010 at 14:42:53

Ida Bownes, 83, Died At Grundy Hospital

Mrs. Ida J. Bownes, 83, died Wednesday, November 7, 1979 at 6:55 p.m. in the Grundy County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for five days.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 10 in the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home at 1:30 with Rev. Glenn Dieken officiating. Mrs. Glenn Dieken played "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" as organ interludes and also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude. Casket bearers were Bill Cooley, Carl Dingel, Harold Snow, Larry Smith, Harry Cooley and Edward Mills. Ladies in charge of the floral arrangements were Mrs. Carl Dingel and Mrs. Harry Cooley. Burial was in the Washington Township Cemetery, south of Morrison.

Mrs. Bownes was born March 5, 1896 in Athelstan, Iowa. She was the daughter of Alfred and Minnie Cordell Rusco. On September 25, 1916 at Marysville, Missouri she was married to Fred H. Bownes. They lived and farmed in Taylor County until 1934 when they moved to Grundy County where they farmed. In 1956 they retired and made their home in Morrison. Mr. Bownes passed away April 28, 1976. She made her home alone until October 22, 1979, when she broke her hip and became a resident of Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was a member of the Zion Church at Athelstan.

Mrs. Bownes was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, two brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by one son, Charles Bownes of Morrison, two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Hooper of Beaman and Mrs. Orville (Josie) Mills of Grundy Center, three sisters, Mrs. Cleo Young of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Lola Mercer of Maloy, Iowa, Mrs. Ruby Treese of Shenandoah, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge.


 

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