GRAVES, Ora 1887-1930
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/5/2012 at 21:45:19
Services on Saturday For Mrs. Henry Graves
Pneumonia Victim Will Be Buried at Lincoln Center Church
Mrs. Henry Graves, nee Ora DeBerg, was born February 3, 1887 in Lincoln township, and died Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the age of 43 years, two months and 11 days. Death was due to pneumonia from which she had been suffering for ten days.
Surviving are her husband and five children: Joe, Marvin, Leona, Raymond and a thirteen-month's-old baby girl.
The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the house, followed by services at the Lincoln Center church with Rev. Gerdes officiating. Burial will be made at the church cemetery.
Two of the children, Marvin and Raymond, are ill with sinus trouble in a Waterloo hospital and Mrs. George Graves who has been there with them, returned home today (Thursday) and Gretta Kruse has gone over to be with them. The baby has been sick also, but is better. Gepka VanDeest is helping at the Graves home.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 16 April 1930
Mrs. Graves' Funeral Saturday
Large Number Attend Services at Lincoln Center Church
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Henry Graves were held at the Lincoln Center church Saturday with the local pastor, Rev. H. N. Gerdes, in charge. There was a very large attendance at the church service.
(By Rev. H. N. Gerdes)
Mrs. Henry Graves, nee DeBerg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin DeBerg, was born in Grundy county Feb. 3, 1887. On March 14, 1913 she united in marriage with Henry Graves. To this union five children were born. In her youthful days she united with the Chr. Ref. Lincoln Center congregation on confession of faith in Jesus Christ her Savior. When 17 years-old she lost her father, who preceded her in death at the age of 44 years. She also was bereaved through the passing away of her only sister.
When, this spring, her children took sick with the measles she nursed and cherished them as only a mother can do, with devoted motherly love and faithfulness, until eleven days before her passing away she became seriously sick with pneumonia. Because of God's grace she was able to submit herself together with her loved ones into the hands of her heavenly father without complaint and with patience. Thinking of her loved ones, above all about her beloved children, she desired to remain with them, she was at the same time however ready to depart to be with Christ.
On April 15, 1930, it pleased God in his all-wise counsel to receive her unto himself at the age of 43 years, 2 months and 12 days. She is survived and mourned by her bereaved husband, her five children, Joe, Marvin, Leona, Raymond and Irene, her aged mother, Mrs. Martin DeBerg, her brothers, Charlie, Rev. John DeBerg, Adair, Ia., and Henry, and many other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 April 1930, pg 8
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