MOORE, Edith 1865-1951
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Date: 9/15/2015 at 19:21:22
Mrs. J. H. Moore Dies At Whitten
Mrs. J. H. Moore, who had spent most of her long lifetime in Felix township, died at her home in Whitten at three o'clock Sunday afternoon following a stroke which she suffered earlier in the day. She was in her 86th year.
She was born October 23,---- in Clinton county. Her maiden name was Edith Rodd. She came with her parents to Grundy county when she was two years old and spent the remainder of her life in the vicinity of Whitten.
Edith Rodd and James Moore were married in Eldora November 19, 1884, and they enjoyed nearly 67 years of wedded life together. They resided on their farm in Felix township. In 1914 they retired from their farm and moved to Whitten where they have since lived. Mr. Moore, who is three years older than his wife, has been in poor health of late and is confined to his bed.
Surviving are the widower; two sons, Harold, Whitten, and Tom, Marshalltown, and Mrs. Fern McCann, Cedar Falls, who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Moore. Four grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren also survive.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 May 1951, pg 8
Mrs. Moore Obituary
Susan Edith Rodd, daughter of Thomas and Agnes Rodd was born Oct. 23, 1865 in Clinton county, Ia., and passed away at her home in Whitten on May 20, 1951, at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 27 days. When 2 years old she came with her parents to Grundy county. On Nov. 19, 1884 she was united in marriage to James H. Moore at Eldora. To this Union were born three children, Tom of Marshalltown, Harold of Whitten, and Howard Glen, who passed away at the age of 9 months. A niece, Mrs. Fern McCann of Cedar Falls was reared in their home from the age of 21 months.
She was an active member of the Christian church for 63 years and attended services as long as her health would permit.
On Nov. 19, 1950, Mr. and Mrs. Moore celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, her niece, 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Clara Hoffa of Belle Plaine, one brother, Asa Rodd of Eldora.
She spent all excepting 2 years of her life in Grundy and Hardin counties, living in Whitten for 34 years.
She leaves with her many relatives and friends the memory of a faithful and sincere Christian.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church in Whitten in charge of the pastor, Rev. David A. Sharffer. Pallbearers were Lowell Moore, Paul Moore, James Moore, Neal McCann, Eldon McCann and Maurice McCann. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Lowell Moore, Mrs. James Moore, Mrs. Paul Moore, Mrs. Al Nelson and Mrs. Ray Stover. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Doud and Mrs. Ruth Clarke. Burial took place in the Benson cemetery.
Those from a distance attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. O. G. McCann, Eldon and Maurice, Mr. and Mrs. Neal McCann of Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Brown of Waterloo; Mrs. Clara Hoffa and Mr. and Mrs. John Kruger, Belle Plaine; Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Lamer, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lamer, Mrs. Freda Lame, Mrs. Clara Lamer, Harlan; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Poldberg, Jacksonville; Mrs. Guy Baker and Mrs. Dewey Hunt, Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Fullerton and Mrs. Richard Fullerton of Rockford, and many others from Eldora, Marshalltown, Union, Liscomb and Conrad.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 May 1951, pg 3
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