LEWIS, Lydia 1860-1931
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/29/2015 at 21:20:22
Mrs. Lewis, 55-Year Resident Of Co., Dies
Stricken a Year Ago and Had Been In Poor Health Since
Mrs. Lydia Lewis died at her home three miles southwest of Ivester last Friday evening following an illness covering a period of a year. She was stricken on July 5th, 1930, and never fully recovered. She had been a continuous resident of Grundy county for 55 years. She was 70 years, 9 months and 26 days old on the day of her death.
(By Rev. D. C. Gnagy)
Mrs. Lydia Meyers Lewis was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Meyers. She was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, Sept. 21, 1860. She came to Grundy county, Iowa, with her parents in 1876. Since then most of her life has been spent in or near Grundy county.
Very early in life Mrs. Lewis dedicated her life to God and became affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. She continued to be a faithful follower of the Master until her death. Although a quiet woman, she will be greatly missed from the church circle.
On October 28th, 1885, she was united in marriage to Wm. B. Lewis. To this happy union six children were born; Bertha, Mrs. Harry Small, Liscomb, Iowa; Ina, Mrs. Harry Bromley, and Alva of Eldora; Mae, Mrs. Herman Warren, Conrad; Melvin of Grundy Center, and Samuel of Whitten. For the past twenty years they have lived in the Ivester community in the present farm home.
She is survived by the children, eleven grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends who will greatly miss her.
The funeral service was held at the Ivester church Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2 p.m. Rev. D. C. Gnagy, the pastor, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. I. D. Leatherman of Elkhart, Iowa. During the service a quartet composted of R. W. Button, Mrs. I. L. Cakerice, Mrs. Frank Lamb and Galen Albright, sang "Just Inside the Eastern Gate", "Good Night and Good Morning" and "The Pearly White City."
Robert Freed, Ray Price, Forrest Meyers, Harvey Meyers, Carl Calloway and Glen Vinton, nephews of the deceased, acted as pallbearers.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 July 1931, pg 6
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