MEYERS, Bertha 1859-1933
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Date: 9/14/2015 at 12:07:38
Mrs. Bertha Meyers Resided Here 69 Yrs., Died Sunday
Mrs. Bertha Meyers, who made her home in Grundy county continually for 69 years, died at her home in Grundy Center about 3 o'clock Sunday morning. Though she had been in failing health for the past year due to an internal cancerous trouble her condition was not regarded as serious until the past few days. She was conscious up to the time that the end came.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. D. C. Gnagy, pastor of the Ivester church. During the service a quartet composed of Mrs. D. C. Gnagy, Mrs. I. L. Cakerice, Galen Albright and Glenn Sheller sang "Under His Wings," "The Pearly White City" and "Good Night and Good Morning."
O. E. Wagoner, Sam Hohenberger, Harvey and Hugh Meyers, sons and sons-in-law of the deceased, acted as pallbearers. Burial was by the side of the husband in the Grundy cemetery.
Bertha Dell Meyers, one of Grundy county's pioneers, passed away quietly at her home in this city Aug. 7, 1933.
Bertha Dell Robson, daughter of Thomas and Mary Robson, was born in Carroll county, Illinois, June 7, 1859. At the time of her death she was 74 years and 2 months old. She came to Grundy county at the age of five years and has spent the remainder of her days here, residing within four miles of Grundy Center.
She was one of eight children, two brothers and five sisters. A brother, George, died in infancy and a brother, Walter, who passed away at her home in this city five years ago. The following sisters survive: Mrs. Bell Kuhns, Worthing, So. Dak.; Mrs. Libbie Severance, Mrs. Emma Ford, Mrs. Jennie Meyers and Mrs. Nellie Meyers, all of this city.
In a school house located near the spot where the Ora Miller house now stands she spent her early school days. Later she attended school in Eldora and from there she went to Mt. Carroll Seminary to complete her education, near where she was born. Before her marriage she taught school for several years in this community.
On December 24, 1884, she was united in marriage to H. H. Meyers, who preceded her in death five years ago. To this union were born four children, Ethel, Mrs. O. E. Wagoner, Iona, Mrs. Sam Hohenberger, Harvey A. and Hugh D., all of Grundy county. There are fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She united with the Church of the Brethren at Ivester in 1891 and has been a loyal, faithful and active members in the church since that time.
Thus an active life has come to a close. Mrs. Meyers will be greatly missed by the immediate family and a host of neighbors and friends who always found her to be thinking of others.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 August 1933, pg 1, 12
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