SHELDON, Myra 1848-1927
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Date: 4/14/2015 at 14:10:33
Conrad Woman Dies In Des Moines
Mrs. Myra Sheldon Suffers Stroke While Visiting
Mrs. Myra Sheldon died quite suddenly in Des Moines Monday evening following a stroke. She had been in Des Moines for a week on a visit with one of her children. The remains were sent to Conrad where funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. She was buried in the cemetery at Beaman.
Mrs. Sheldon was about 85 years old. She had been a long time resident of southwest Grundy. During the past eighteen years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. James T. Clarke.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 July 1927, pg 1
Mrs. Sarah A. Sheldon
Sarah A. Loverin, daughter of Richard and Harriet Loverin, was born in Grantham, New Hampshire, July 2nd, 1848, and passed from this life at the home of her son, Harry, in Des Moines, Iowa, July 18 at 6:14 p.m. at the age of seventy-nine years and sixteen days.
She came with her parents to McHenry county, Illinois, in March of 1857, which was the family home until they removed to Marshall county, Iowa, settling in Vienna township in June of 1865.
March 11, 1866, she was united in marriage to William A. Sheldon, and to them were born four children, J. B., Havelock, Iowa; H. L., Des Moines; F. C., Austin, Minn.; Mrs. Wilna L. Clarke, Conrad. All of these children survive their mother and were permitted to be with her in her last illness. Mr. Sheldon passed away in September, 1907. Beside the above mentioned children Mrs. Sheldon is also survived by twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, her twin brother, A. R. Loverin, of Conrad, and a sister, Mrs. Melissa Sheldon, of Diamond, Mo. An elder brother, Edwin C. Loverin, died in 1916. There are also five nieces, four nephews, and other relatives among the surviving relatives.
For the past eighteen years Mrs. Sheldon has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Clarke, near Conrad. She had gone to visit a while in the home of her son, Harry, in Des Moines, and was shopping when stricken in one of the stores with a severe attack of heart trouble. She rallied from this difficulty, but the following Friday she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never regained consciousness.
Mrs. Sheldon was a life-long member of the Methodist Church, attending the services thereof when able to do so. Her great interest and concern in life was her children and her grandchildren. Home was in every respect the great place in life for her. She will be greatly missed in these circles. Yet she has only preceded all her friends and loved ones to the home eternal, "the house not made with hands."
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 July 1927, pg 6
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