GOHNER, Mary Ann 1860-1929
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Date: 5/1/2015 at 22:12:10
Obituary of Mrs. Mary Ann Gohner
Mary Ann (Grund) Gohner was born Sept. 16th, 1860, in Deutsch Petersdorf, Austria. She came to the United States in 1886 with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Grund, making her home with them at Beaman, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Joseph N. Gohner April 17th, 1888 and to this happy union were born two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Gohner settled on a farm 2 1/2 miles southwest of Ivester, where they continued to live until the death of Mr. Gohner in 1914, when Mrs. Gohner moved to Conrad where she continued to make her home until her death.
Mrs. Gohner had been in poor health for some months. She passed away at the Deaconess hospital, Marshalltown, on Friday morning, Feb. 22nd, at the age of 68 years and 5 months.
She leaves to mourn her loss her two daughters, Mrs. Harold Moore and Mrs. Ray Stover of Whitten, four step-sons, Charles F. Gohner, Long Beach, Calif.; Louis Gohner, Conrad; Ernest and Frank Gohner of Ivester; two step-daughters, Mrs. O. M. Kauffman of Doran, Minn., and Mrs. Mary Underwood of Rochelle, Wyo.; three half-brothers and four half-sisters; Joseph and Frank Klar of Conrad; Henry Klar of Green Mountain; Mrs. Hanysh, Yale, and Mrs. Tony Plasche of Marshalltown, Mrs. Anna Myers of Grant's Pass, Ore., Mrs. Frank Katzer, of Conrad; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Gohner is one of the pioneer residents of this territory, coming to southern Grundy 43 years ago and making her home in that section ever since.
She was a loving wife and a devoted mother and a true, sincere, conscientious Christian, her great contribution to life having been made thru her home, and her devotion to her faith and her church, she always being loyal to every call and claim made upon her. She was a woman of sincere Christian life, true to her God and devoted to her Bible, and her faith was manifest in her daily life and clear to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She has been a member of the M.E. church ever since coming to Conrad, and the members of its organization never called upon her for help in vain.
Her one and only complaint in recent months has been her inability to be in her accustomed place in the house of God and to take her part in her church activities.
She was a woman of simple trust and faith and she will be greatly missed and long mourned, especially from the large circle of her immediate relatives and family, but though she has gone her influence and precious memories will remain to abide with them for many years.
Funeral services were held from her old home in Conrad and from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, her pastor, the Rev. O. Sandbach, being in charge, and she was laid to rest in the Conrad cemetery.
Mrs. W. G. Lounsberry, Mrs. W. E. Clayman, Mrs. W. Stevens and Grace Gustafson were in charge of the flowers. The pallbearers were W. Franzenberg, Guy Coulter, J. F. Wheeler, Chas. R. Stubles, W. E. Clayman and W. G. Lounsberry.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 February 1929, pg 6
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