SHIRK, Viola 1862-1933
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/11/2015 at 13:27:45
Mrs. I. N. Shirk Dies Very Suddenly From Heart Attack
Mrs. I. N. Shirk died suddenly at her home in Grundy Center following a heart attack, shortly after she and her husband got up Monday morning. She was telephoning to one of her relatives when she complained that her throat was hurting her. She laid down on the couch after leaving the telephone and told her husband that he had better send for the doctor. The doctor was called at once but Mrs. Shirk had passed away a few moments before he arrived.
While Mrs. Shirk's health was not up to normal during the past few weeks, she was able to attend to her daily household duties and the day before attended services at the Alice church.
Mrs. Shirk was one of the pioneer residents of Grundy county, coming here with her parents in a covered wagon when she was a little girl. During the sixty-five years that she resided here she witnessed and was part of the marked development that came to central Iowa from year to year.
Funeral services were held at the home at 12:30 this afternoon, and later at the Church of God at Alice. Rev. Masemore and Rev. Heltibridle were the officiating pastors. Burial was in the Alice church cemetery.
Viola L. Morse was born at Rozetta, Henderson county, Illinois, April 17, 1862.
She departed this life April 3, 1933, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 14 days.
When she was a young girl she came to Iowa in a covered wagon with her parents and settled in Melrose township, Grundy county.
On December 21, 1881, she was united in marriage to I. N. Shirk, also of Melrose township. To this union four children were born. One son, Asa J., preceded the mother in death by six years. The other children, who with the husband survive, are H. M. Shirk and Mrs. J. S. Price of Grundy Center, and Mrs. R. C. Johnson, of Woodbine, Iowa.
A sister, Mrs. J. A. Morris, of Davenport, Iowa, and a brother, F. O. Morse, of Wenatchee, Washington, also survive.
In 1894 she united with the Church of God at Alice and has been a faithful and constant member ever since.
"Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe where storms are o'er;
On the border land we left her,
Soon to meet and part no more.
Far beyond this world of change,
Far beyond this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved one,
In our Father's mansion fair."
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 April 1933, pg 10
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