LONGNECKER, Esther R. 1875-1931
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Date: 8/27/2015 at 08:12:11
Mrs. Longnecker Dies At Son's Home in Waterloo
End Came Sunday Following Illness From Cancer
Mrs. Edw. Langnecker[sic] died at the home of her son, Guy, in Waterloo Saturday night following an illness of several months from cancer. A month ago she was taken to the hospital in Waterloo for treatment and a little later she went to the home of her son, where she remained until the end came.
The body was brought to Grundy Center Sunday evening and taken to the Coffman mortuary. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist church in Grundy Center yesterday afternoon with the local pastor, Rev. J. B. Bird, officiating. Burial was in the family lot in the Alice cemetery.
Esther R. Dunn, daughter of Lee and Rachel Dunn, was born near Blue Mound, Ill., Apr. 15, 1875. When she was two years old she returned with her parents to Grundy county (their former home), settling in Felix township.
She was united in marriage to D. E. Longnecker Dec. 11, 1895, in Grundy Center. To this union were born three sons, Guy R. of Waterloo, Lee of Grundy and one other son who died in infancy.
She had been in poor health for the past three months and gradually grew worse, dying of cancer of the liver in Waterloo at the age of 55 years, 11 months and 14 days.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, a brother, Ellis Dunn, of Boulder, Colo., and three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. All were with her at the time of her death but Lee, who was in Grundy Center and had not returned on account of the storm.
Mrs. Longnecker lived in Grundy Center the past 15 years. She was a charter member of the Rebekah lodge, having served as chaplain, and had been a member of the Methodist church for the last 18 years. She was matron of the Ladies' Rest Room for a year.
Mrs. Longnecker was a very generous, kind and loving hearted woman, always remembering the sick and elderly. Her thoughts were of others first and herself last always. She will be greatly missed in the church and out. She was a devoted mother and sister and a real friend in time of need.
Members of the Grundy Odd Fellows lodge served as pallbearers. They were Geo. Eggleston, Ira Rouse, Orva Modlin, Art Hasbrouck, John Fritzel and John Wood.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 April 1931, pg 6
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