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HARMS, Dora 1888-1957


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/24/2015 at 10:47:13

Mrs. Wm. Harms Dies Suddenly

Mrs. William Harms died very suddenly about 5:15 Sunday afternoon at her home five miles northeast of Wellsburg. She and her husband had their afternoon tea on the porch of their home when Mrs. Harms collapsed very suddenly and death came almost immediately from a heart attack. She had not had any previous attacks though she had been in failing health the past year. Had she lived until the 4th of next month she would have been 69 years old. Her sudden death came as a severe shock to her large family and to her neighbors and the many friends of the Harms family.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home at one o'clock and later at St. Paul's Evangelical church of which Mrs. Harms had been a long time member. Rev. Ernest Slottag officiated at the service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church. The pallbearers were Raymond VanHauen, Melvin and Edward Reverts, Edwin Harms, Ibe J. Harms and Christ Fink.

Was Member of Large Family
Mrs. Harms maiden name was Dora Buss. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Buss. She was born in Grundy county August 4, 1888. She resided in Grundy county all of her life. She came from a family in which there were 10 children. She is the first of this large family to die. The parents died several years ago.

Mrs. Harms was the mother of nine children, all of whom are living. The children are Ibling G. Harms, Ackley; Dick, Allison; William, Jr., Wellsburg; Theodore, Ackley; Mrs. John Freese, Eldora; Mrs. Edwin Stahl, Wellsburg; Alfred Harms, Wellsburg; Mrs. Louie Janssen, Wellsburg, and Elmer, Des Moines. There are 20 surviving grandchildren. There are four surviving brothers and five surviving sisters.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 July 1957, pg 10


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