KEITER, Emma 1850-1930
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/23/2015 at 07:01:45
Mrs. C. Keiter Dies Suddenly
Death Follows Cerebral Hemorrhage This Morning
Mrs. Chas. I. Keiter, one of the oldest residents of this city, passed away at about 8:30 this morning at her home here from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Keiter had been in her usual health up to about two weeks ago when she began to complain of stomach trouble which had since been troubling her, but it was not thought to be anything of a serious nature.
She had been up and around her home as usual and Wednesday evening, ate her supper and later retired without making any complaint of being ill.
This morning she arose as usual and while dressing herself was stricken and passed away within a half hour.
Mrs. Keiter would have been 80 years old Saturday. She had been a resident of this city since the early days of the town. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago, and since then she and her daughter, Miss Marguerite, have been living together here.
She is survived by the following children: Mrs. N. C. Rew, Corydon, Iowa; Frank, Indianola, Iowa; George, Rochester, Minn., and Mrs. Robt. Plager and Miss Marguerite of this city.
No arrangements had been made for the funeral as we go to press as word was being awaited from distant members of the family.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 January 1930, pg 1
Mrs. Keiter Funeral Services
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Emma Keiter were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. R. B. Fisher, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Grundy Center. Burial was by the side of the husband in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Emma (Piper) Keiter was born at Canton, Illinois, Jan. 4, 1850. She graduated from the Frances Shimer Academy at Mt. Carroll, Ill., in 1871.
She was married to Chas. I. Keiter at Canton in 1876. To this wedlock were born five children, all living. They are Mrs. N. C. Rew of Corydon, Iowa; Geo. R. of Rochester, Minn.; Frank M. of Indianola; Mrs. Robt. Plager and Miss Marguerite, both of Grundy Center. Besides these sons and daughters she leaves one sister, Miss Ortha Piper of Canton, Ill., who is the last of the family of seven children. Thirteen grandchildren survive her also.
While only a small girl she united with the Baptist church and she consistently lived a christian life in that church till death. She served her church for 20 years as chorister and drilled the M.E. choir a portion of that time.
She was a member of the P.E.O. club and of the Women's Relief Corps.
Mr. Keiter passed away 16 years ago Jan. 3rd.
Mrs. Keiter was in good health for a lady of her age until a short time before her death. But her time had come to pass on, so suddenly on Jan. 2nd she passed away, lacking only two days of reaching her 80th year of life.
The relatives from a distance who were present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Keiter, Indianola; Mr. and Mrs. George Keiter, Rochester, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Rew, Corydon, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Keiter, Minneapolis.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 January 1930, pg 4
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