FROST, Cora 1867-1940
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/5/2016 at 22:04:18
Mrs. Cora Frost Dies Suddenly In Des Moines
Heart Attack Was The Cause; Was Visiting At Daughter's Home; Resided Here 71 Years
Mrs. Cora Frost died quite suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Thomas, in Des Moines at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Death came from a heart attack. She had suffered some stomach distress the evening before, but this caused no alarm as she had similar attacks before and none of them had been serious. She remained in bed Friday morning and was in her bed when the heart attack came.
Mrs. Frost's daughter, Mrs. Harold Thomas from Des Moines, and her granddaughter and her husband from New York drove up from Des Moines last Wednesday and Mrs. Frost went back to Des Moines with them with the expectations of remaining a few days. She was in her usual good health when she left her home Wednesday evening.
News of Mrs. Frost's death was received with deep regret by her many friends in Grundy county.
The body was brought from Des Moines to the Coffman funeral home Saturday evening.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in Grundy Center Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by the resident pastor, Rev. R. W. Hallett. Burial was beside her husband in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Resided in Grundy Co. 71 Years
Mrs. Frost would have been 72 years old the coming November. She was born in Henderson county, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Dilly. She came to Grundy county with her parents when she was two years old. That was 71 years ago. All of her life excepting the first two years were spent in Grundy county.
Her early life was spent on a farm near Grundy Center. She was married on March 4, 1885, to F. J. Frost in Grundy Center. During the early part of their married life Mr. and Mrs. Frost resided on a farm. They moved to Grundy Center about fifty years ago and spent their remaining years here. Mr. Frost died on May 7, 1932. Since that time Mrs. Frost resided alone in her fine home in Grundy Center and she looked after her large property interests.
Mr. and Mrs. Frost had no children of their own. They have one adopted daughter, Mrs. Gwen Thomas of Des Moines. They also brought up Walter Hutchinson of Freeport, Ill., and Mrs. Hazel Armstrong of Reinbeck. These are living, as is also a granddaughter, Helen Thomas Suber, New York; and grandson, Dean Frost Thomas, Des Moines. H. N. Dilly, her brother from Grundy Center, who is past 90, is the only other surviving near relative. Two brothers and one sister preceded Mrs. Frost in death.
Mrs. Frost was for many years an active member of the Pythian lodge in Grundy Center and of the First Methodist church. She affiliated with social organizations in her town and community and she was a liberal contributor to charitable organizations.
Relatives and friends from a distance who were here for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hutchinson and their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bihl from Freeport, Ill.; Mrs. Harry Suber from New York; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thomas and son Deane from Des Moines, and Mrs. Ada Gleason of Cedar Rapids.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 June 1940, pg 1
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