ALLISON, Eda 1867-1949
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/25/2016 at 07:31:07
Mrs. Eda Allison
Eda Kenyon was born in Felicity, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1867, and was the ninth of 12 children in the Volney and Lucinda Kenyon family. Nine years of her girlhood were spent in this little city in Ohio, after which she moved with her parents to a farm in Tama county, March 1876. In September 1876 her parents moved to Grundy Center where better educational privileges were available and which place continued to be her home until two years after her marriage to George Clifford Allison, Sept. 21, 1887, when they moved to Peterson, Iowa. There they lived for 22 years where Mr. Allison was cashier of the Peterson bank.
They returned to Grundy Center in 1912, as her husband had been elected vice president of the Grundy County National Bank. Mr. Allison's death occurred Jan. 17, 1935, and Mrs. Allison continued her home in Grundy Center where she has been active in church, social and club affairs.
She became a member of the Congregational church in Peterson and in Grundy Center. She was very active in the Baptist church until her failing health would not permit longer service. She was a charter member of the Order of Easter Star in Peterson and a State Grand Officer in the year Mrs. Herbert Beckman was a Grand Matron; a member of the Past Worthy Matrons club and the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
She was the mother of four boys, one having died in infancy and another at the age of 4 years; Theodore M. of Waterloo and Clifford Bertram of Ft. Worth, Texas. There are two grandchildren, Teddy Jr. and Patricia.
Her great heart of love shed its radiance wherever she touched, as evidenced thru all the years of illness and pain by the kindly ministrations of love and solicitude. Today, by all this bower of beauty around her casket, these messengers of God's love--the flowers she so dearly loved--the telegrams, cards and faithful friends.
Mrs. Cora Kenyon Meguire, her sister, has been a vigilant nurse through all this sickness with the loving assistance of the other remaining sister, Mrs. Oma Kenyon King, and the two sons, Theodore and Bertram, until Mrs. Allison's death, Wednesday morning, Feb. 9, 1949, at the age of 81 years, 5 months, 20 days.
Yet, we sorrow not as those who have no hope.
Mrs. Allison's last rites were held at the Coffman funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. L. Pace officiating.
Mrs. Allison's two sons and families, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Mason, wife and son Teddy of Waterloo; Clifford Bertram, wife and daughter Patricia of Ft. Worth, Texas, and a niece, Ora Kenyon Struthers of Ottosen, Iowa, were the out-of-town relatives present. Weather and road conditions made it impossible for others.
Mrs. Cleo Jarrard sang two vocal selections, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Arthur Trevillyan.
The pallbearers were Lyle Hawn, Floyd DeSeelhorst, Harold Wilson, Hubert Haren, Glenn Brown and Cleo Jarrard. Cars were furnished by Floyd Morrison, Manly Smith and Lester Kupka.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 February 1949, pg 12
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