SPAIN, Love 1870-1924
SPAIN, HILL, LAKIN
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Date: 3/16/2015 at 20:27:58
Mrs. Spain Dies At Hospital
Wife of Conrad Doctor Succumbs to Operation
Mrs. R. T. Spain, wife of a prominent doctor at Conrad, died at the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown Tuesday morning following an operation to which she submitted two weeks before. Her condition was considered serious from the beginning, though there were hopes for her recovery.
The announcement of Mrs. Spain's death came as a great shock to Conrad and community, where she was widely known and where she occupied a large place in church and social circles.
Mrs. Spain leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two sons by a former marriage, Marion and Charles Lakin, a step-daughter, Kathryn Spain, and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hill, of Des Moines.
As this is written funeral arrangements have not been completed.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 November 1924, pg 1
Obituary of Mrs. R. T. Spain
The funeral services for the late Mrs. R. T. Spain was held at the M. E. church Friday afternoon, Nov. 28th, at 1:30 p.m. in charge of the pastor, Rev. E. E. Clements.
The services were largely attended and showed in what manner of esteem the deceased was held in the community.
Mrs. Spain was born Love Hill at Panora, Iowa, July 29th, 1872. She was a graduate of Grinnell college and was a successful teacher in various schools. She was married to Dr. Charles Lakin, who passed away at their house at Yale, Iowa, some years ago. She was married to Dr. R. T. Spain on August 9th, 1922.
Mrs. Spain was a lady of very pleasing personality, a favorite with those who knew here, and an active club and society worker. She will be keenly missed in the various organizations of which she was a member.
The music was rendered by a quartet composed of Mesdames Guild and Canfield and Messers Bixby and Pemberton with Miss Daggett at the piano.
The flowers were cared for by six young ladies: Gertrude Naaken, Pearl Larson, Gladys Phillips, Alice Gier, Ruth Crouse and Ruby Morrison. The pall bearers were E. F. Thorman, Lyman Sheets, Vern Wiley, H. L. Cosner, Ned Trumbull and Mark Trumbull. The Eastern Star attended in a body.
She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hill, of Des Moines, two sons, Marion Hill Lakin, a student at Drake University, and Charles Lakin, a senior in the high school, and her husband, Dr. R. T. Spain.
The community extends its deepest sympathy to those bereaved.
Those attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Wright, of Des Moines, Mr. Powell, of Chicago; Mr. and Miss Powell, of Ft. Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Stock, of Yale; Mrs. Ranier, of Wilton Junction; Mr. Ned Trumbull, of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Trumbull, of Manson; Mr. and Mrs. Mulvaney, of Des Moines; Dr. and Mrs. Keyser, Dr. and Mrs. Wolf and sister Marie and sister Erma, of the Deaconess hospital, all of Marshalltown.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 December 1924, pg 4
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