MOATS, Elias 1876-1951
MOATS, GILBERT, THOMPSON
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Date: 4/10/2015 at 08:58:24
Last Rites For Elias Moats
The entire Ivester church and community was sorrowed by the passing of Elias Moats who lived and labored for so many years in our midst. Services were held in the Ivester church on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13 with Rev. Walter Heisey officiating.
Casket Bearers were D. L. Butler, John Sheller, Harold Hogle, Jake Ascher, Ernest Draper and Clarence Hogle.
Vocalists for the service were Mrs. Howard Sheller, Mrs. Merle Kirkdorffer, Judson Freed and Glen Button, with Kenneth Cakerice at the piano.
Mrs. Oscar Slifer and Mrs. Francis Button arranged the most beautiful floral offerings. A number of bouquets were sent to shutins in our community on request of the family. A number of Memorial gits were given to the church to be used for much needed Primary equipment.
The family cars were driven by Martin Schwarck, Claire Albright, Frank Gohner and Linus Doughty.
The Friendly Helpers and Homebuiders S.S. classes provided dinner at the home on Saturday and it was served by Mrs. Eva Meyers, Mrs. John Sheller, Mrs. D. L. Butler and Mrs. A. O. Kruschwitz.
Those from a distance who were present for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Denver Knuckolls and Jeanine of Paton; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Ferguson and sons; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brewer and Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Brewer of Prairie City.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 January 1951, pg 2
Samuel E. Moats Died Wednesday
Samuel E. Moats died at his home in Grundy Center last Wednesday evening after an extended illness. He was 75 years old.
Funeral services were held at the Ivester church last Saturday. The services were conducted by Rev. Heisey. Burial was in the Sheller cemetery.
Mr. Moats was born May 4th, 1876, at Tilmington, Md. At the age of 22 he came from Maryland to live a year at Franklin Grove, Ill. In 1899 he came to Grundy county where he engaged in farming in Melrose township until his retirement in Grundy Center a year ago.
On December 18, 1906, he was united in marriage to Vera Gilbert, who preceded him in death April 12, 1913. This union was blessed with two sons. On June 10, 1914, he was united in marriage to Clara J. Thompson of Hagerstown, Maryland. Two daughters were born to this union.
He was baptized into the fellowship of the Ivester Church of the Brethren in June 1900. He was a member of the finance board of the church for many years, and was ever faithful in attendance at the services of the church.
During his extended illness he was cared for tenderly by his faithful wife.
Surviving are his wife, Clara; two sons, Edgar of Eldora and Glen of Grundy Center; two daughters, Mrs. Isabelle Nuckolls of Paton, Iowa, and Mrs. Cecil Ferguson of Des Moines; 11 grandchildren; and one brother and two sisters who reside in Maryland.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 January 1951, pg 7
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