BATES, Effie 1876-1948
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/28/2016 at 14:28:20
Funeral Services Saturday Mrs. James Bates
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Gilman Methodist church for Mrs. James Bates. The service was in charge of Rev. J. J. Snyder and Rev. Nelson Murdock.
Pall bearers were Roy Anderson, Orville Doane, Keith Hinley, Denver Walker and Marion Meling of Gilman and Harry Fleenor of Newburg. Flower girls were Dorothy and Marilyn Meling of Gilman and Mrs. Wm. Shaw and Ruth Baker of Conrad.
Relatives from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Nakken and son of Scobey, Montana, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Yarche of Cedar Falls and many relatives and friends from Melbourne, Zearing, Conrad, Ferguson and Gladbroow.
Effie Dena Nakken, daughter of John and Gertrude Nakken, was born Feb. 24, 1876, at Dinsper, Holland. Her family came to the United States when she was near five years of age, settling on a farm near Laurel, Iowa.
On Aug. 28, 1894, she was married to James H. Bates. They began housekeeping on a farm near Kellogg. After living on farms near Van Cleve, Liscomb and Conrad they moved to Gilman in 1940, where both have since resided.
Mrs. Bates was a member of the Gilman Methodist church.
Surviving besides her beloved husband are one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Nason of Conrad; one son, Harvey J. Bates of Zearing; six grandchildren, Donald, Eileen and Kenneth Nason; Charles, Carol Ann and Dean Bates; one sister, Mrs. Will Miller of Enid, Okla.; one brother, Herman Nakken of Scobey, Mont.; besides many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
One daughter, Josie Effie, preceded her in death on the same day and date, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1920.
Mrs. Bates has had different kinds of heart ailments but for almost the past year has enjoyed good health. She became rather ill Tuesday a.m., but was much improved by evening, passing away very suddenly and peacefully at 11:45 at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 2 days.
Grandma Bates was loved by all and was a true child of God. Always so thankful she was spared these years with loved ones but ready to go at any time. Her message to all is "Be prepared to meet your God."
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 November 1948, pg 8
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