SHIMER, Susie 1877-1957
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/8/2015 at 10:58:22
Last Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Clem Shimer
Mrs. Susie Shimer, 79, a life-long resident of the Morrison community passed away Saturday evening at a hospital in Independence of bronchial pneumonia and complications attending old age. She had been a patient at the hospital during the past 1 1/2 years.
Funeral services were held in the Ferree Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Christian Haupt of Reinbeck, assisted by Rev. E. Basye of Grundy Center. Burial was in the Washington township cemetery, south of Morrison. Pallbearers were Ed Elliott, George Dew, Manne Bakker, Henry Barfels, Harry Cooley and James Creswell. Music was provided by Mrs. Glen Cone and Mrs. A. R. Trevillyan.
Mrs. Shimer was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Richmond and was born at Bristow, Iowa, on May 7, 1877. At the age of seven years she came with her parents to the Morrison community, where she attended school and grew to womanhood.
On July 21, 1897, she was married to Clem Shimer by Rev. Dye, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The couple began farming on a farm 3 miles southwest of Morrison for three years and then established their own home on the farm a mile west of town where they lived for over 50 years.
Mr. Shimer passed away in 1943.
For many years Mrs. Shimer had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens, and their children Jolene and Jimmie, who survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Daniel Richmond. Also surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Hamilton of Madison, Wis., and Fannie Richmond of Grundy Center.
Mrs. Shimer became a charter member of the Royal Neighbors and was also a member of the Morrison Presbyterian church and its Aid Society.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 February 1957, pg 8
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