OKONES, John 1870-1941
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/28/2015 at 08:36:42
John O'Kones Dies Suddenly Sat. Afternoon
Death came suddenly Saturday afternoon to John O'Kones at his home five miles southeast of Wellsburg. He was getting ready to go to Marshalltown to receive treatment from a doctor under whose care he had been for some time. His son Harold, who was going to take him to Marshalltown, was getting the car ready to make the trip and his father was seated on the couch, waiting to be called to go. It was while he was seated there that he was stricken with a heart attack and he died almost instantly.
Mr. O'Kones had been in poor health for a number of years and within the last year he spent several weeks in the hospital at Marshalltown. He had been afflicted with a heart ailment for some time, but it was not believed that his condition was so serious. He was 70 years old on his last birthday.
Mr. O'Kones was born in Shiloh township, Grundy county, on April 3, 1870. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Corneal O'Kones, pioneer residents of Grundy county. He was married 41 years ago this month and with the exception of two years at Hastings, Nebraska, he and his family resided on the same farm.
Mr. and Mrs. O'Kones had three children, who survive the father. Surviving relatives are the widow, one son Harold, who lives at home. Daughters are Mrs. Albert VanDeest of Colfax township and Mrs. J. A. Borchers from Cleves. Other surviving near relatives are one brother, Harm, and two sisters, Mrs. Snapp, who lives near Steamboat Rock, and Mrs. Will Bleeker of South Dakota.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon and later at the Second Christian Reformed church in Wellsburg. Rev. Haan, the local pastor, officiated at the service. Burial was in the cemetery at Wellsburg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 January 1941, pg 9
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