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GARDNER, Roy 1901-1965


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/28/2015 at 21:57:40

Roy Gardner Dies Suddenly Sunday At His Trailer Court

Charles Roy Gardner died suddenly Sunday at his trailer court in north Grundy Center. He was fixing an attachment on a new tenant's trailer when he was suddenly stricken and he died almost immediately. He was 63 years old. The body was taken to the Ferree funeral home where funeral arrangements were made.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Grundy Center on Wednesday, June 30. Rev. Harold Sparks officiated at the service. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, Grundy Center.

Was J.C. Penney Store Employee 23 Years
Mr. Gardner was born at Packwood, Iowa, Nov. 4, 1901, and he grew up there. On April 16, 1924, Roy Gardner and Gladys Cles were married at Ottumwa, Iowa. Following his marriage he began employment in the J.C. Penney store at Cedar Rapids and Muscatine until 1932, when he was named manager of the J.C. Penney store in Grundy Center. Due to impaired health, he resigned from this position in 1955. For about a year he was employed as salesman for the Center Motor Company. He retired from that position a few years ago and established a trailer court on a vacant lot in the north part of Grundy Center. He was working at this court when the fatal attack struck.

A number of months ago he was appointed to serve at night on the short wave police radio in the sheriff's office.

Was President of Community Club
Mr. Gardner took an active interest in community affairs during his early years in Grundy Center and served for one year as president of the Community Club.

Mr. Gardner had never given any indication that he was afflicted with heart trouble. He and his wife returned only a week ago from a two weeks' trip to Arizona.

Surviving are the widow and one brother, Arlie, from Memphis, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 July 1965, pg 8


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