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SHERBON, Ward 1889–1940


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/12/2013 at 11:14:58

Ward Sherbon Dies in Hospital Sunday Morning

Ward Sherbon, a life-long resident of this community died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown Sunday morning after a lingering illness. He had recently been making his home with his sister, Mrs. Kinsinger, at Williams, Iowa.

The funeral was held at the Alexander funeral home in Conrad Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. Ernest C. Allen, pastor of the Conrad Methodist church conducted the services. Music was furnished by Mesdames Clyde Newton and Ben Frederick with Miss Evelyn Stevens at the paino. Pall bearers were John Markwitz, Herman Haws, Earl Shepard, Jerry Bockes, Floyd Stevens and Walter Stevens. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Floyd Stevens and Mrs. Walter Stevens.

Ward I. Sherbon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Sherbon, was born May 12, 1889 in Grundy county, Iowa, and passed away at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown, February 18, 1940, at the age of 50 years, 9 months and 6 days.

He was married February 28, 1911 to Effie M. Stottler who preceded him in death June 28, 1924. To this union were born four children: William C. of Rockford, Illinois and Mrs. Elva Burritt of Stilman Valley, Illinois. Two children died in infancy. On July 16, 1925, he married Martha E. Johnson and on August 20, 1929, they adopted a son, Paul Ward.

Mr. Sherbon has lived on farms in Tama and Grundy counties until about 10 years ago when he moved to Conrad and worked at the carpenter’s trade.

He leaves to mourn his passing his aged father, Levi Sherbon of Pottstown, Pa.; his children, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wayne R. Strickler and her little daughter, Cawren of Conrad; one brother, Ben Sherbon of Nora Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Diehl and Mrs. Alva Heltibridle both of Grundy Center and Mrs. William Kinsinger of Williams; also a wide circle of relatives and friends.

Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.


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