HEFFELFINGER, Belle 1861-1941
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/6/2016 at 21:43:53
Mrs. Lewis Heffelfinger Died at Estherville
Mrs. Lewis Heffelfinger, a former resident off Grundy Center, died at Estherville on Tuesday. Her body will be sent to Grundy Center Thursday for burial. there will be a short service at the cemetery.
Mrs. Heffelfinger's maiden name was Belle Colvin. The family lived in Grundy Center several years. Lewis Heffelfinger was a brother of the late Jack heffelfinger.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 October 1941, pg 7
Aged Lady Passed Away
Mrs. Belle Heffelfinger Died Tuesday Morning after a Brief Illness
Following a two weeks illness Mrs. Belle Heffelfinger passed away at 3:30 Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glen Lesher. She suffered a paralytic stroke two weeks ago and her condition gradually became worse until her death on Tuesday. She was 80 years old.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Mahlum & Anderson funeral home with the Rev. Fred Sawyer in charge. Members of the Eastern Star lodge, in which Mrs. Heffelfinger had been an active member, also participated in the services. The body was taken to Grundy Center for burial in the family lot.
Mrs. Heffelfinger was born in Illinois on March 2, 1861. She moved with her family to Grundy county, Iowa, in 1870. After completing her education in the schools of that county she taught school for several years.
On March 8, 1883, she was united in marriage with Lou Heffelfinger. The couple moved to Emmet county in 1894 and settled on a farm near Armstrong. In February, 1909, they moved to Estherville where Mr. Heffelfinger served as county clerk of courts until 1917. He passed away in 1929 and since that time Mrs. Heffelfinger has made her home with the Lesher family. She was a woman who was active in all the affairs of the community as long as her health permitted. During her declining years when she was unable to be out and around as usual she has enjoyed the friendliness and visits of her neighbors and friends who would bring her news and information of the activities in which she was most interested. She possessed a brilliant mind and was a great reader keeping well abreast of the news of the world and being an exceptionally good conversationalist for a woman of her years.
Mrs. Heffelfinger is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lesher and Mrs. C. A. Acheson, of Conrad, Mont., and one son, Jay Heffelfinger, of Ottumwa. Mrs. Acheson arrived last week from Montana to be with her mother. One son, Harry Heffelfinger, died in 1921. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Massopust and Mrs. T. S. Stinson both of Milwaukee, Wis.
--Vindicator And Republican (Estherville, Iowa), 30 October 1941, pg 1
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