SHERBON, Levi 1862-1950
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Date: 4/4/2015 at 08:47:42
Levi Sherbon Dies In Pennsylvania
Word was received in Grundy county Tuesday of the death of Levi Sherbon at Pottstown, Penna. Death followed a year's illness from cancer.
Mr. Sherbon spent the greater share of his active life in Grundy county, where he engaged in farming. A number of years ago he left to spend his last years in Pennsylvania.
Funeral Service Saturday
Mr. Sherbon's body will be returned to Grundy county. There will be a funeral service at the Coffman funeral home in Grundy Center at two o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Conrad cemetery.
Word of Mr. Sherbon's death was received by his daughter, Mrs. Charles Diehl of Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 February 1950, pg 12
Levi Sherbon, Grundy Pioneer Buried At Conrad
Funeral services for Levi Sherbon, Grundy pioneer, who died Feb. 14 at Pottstown, Pa., were held Saturday afternoon at the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Merton Green officiating. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Harold and Homer Diehl, Vernon and George Kinsinger, and Ralph and Glen Heltibridle.
Levi Sherbon was born near Hagerstown, Maryland, April 26, 1862, a son of the late Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Sherbon. When he was seven years old the family left Pennsylvania and came west to Cedar county, Iowa, locating near Mechanicsville, where his father was minister for a number of years in a rural church.
In 1880 they came to Grundy county, locating in the Alice community where his father was minister at the church in that community for several years.
In early life he united with the church at Alice; later when he moved to Conrad in 1914, he united with the Methodist church in that town.
In 1885 he was married to Delia Wilhelm. They lived on a farm for a number of years in the Alice community. Mrs. Sherbon passed away in 1930. To this union six children were born. A son died in infancy; a son, Ward, died in 1940, and a daughter, Mrs. Ferne Heltibridle, passed away in 1941.
Two daughters and one son survive: Mrs. Chas. Diehl, Grundy Center; Mrs. William Kinsinger of Williams, and Ben Sherbon of Kensett.
About five years after the death of Mrs. Sherbon, he went to Pottstown, Pa., to make his home with a brother, the late Dr. John Sherbon. In 1937 he married and established his home in Pottstown, Pa., where he continued to reside until his death.
In addition to his children, he is survived by his wife, who so lovingly cared for him in his declining years and thru his last illness; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, five sisters and two brothers.
One sister, Mrs. Lizzie Elliott, 3 brothers, James Sherbon, Dr. Amos Sherbon and Dr. John Sherbon preceded him in death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 March 1950, pg 8
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