KLIEBENSTEIN, Mary 1851-1937
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/10/2016 at 11:03:07
Mrs. Kliebenstein Died Sunday After Short Illness
Mrs. Mary S. Kliebenstein, who had been a continuous resident of Grundy Center for more than a half century, died at her home last Sunday following an illness of only twenty-four hours. Advanced age was the cause of her death. She was 86 years old last February.
The following obituary prepared by the family was read at the funeral service:
Mary Stark was born February 22, 1851, in New York City. In childhood she came to Platteville, Wisc., where she grew to womanhood. In early girlhood she was left an orphan with five younger brothers and a sister. She united with the Lutheran church, of which she was a member until coming to Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Henry L. Kliebenstein to whom six children were born: Emma, Cora, Elsie, George, Louis and Ernest.
In the early eighties the family came to Grundy Center, Iowa, where they resided until her death.
During these years she was a faithful consistent member of the First Presbyterian church. Also a member of Chapter AR, P.E.O. She knew anxiety and sorrow but with all she went bravely on, comforted by her faith in God.
Those preceding her in death are her husband, Henry L., and sons George and Louis.
Those left with cherished memories of her beautiful life are daughters Emma and Cora of Grundy Center, Mrs. F. A. Danner of Iowa City, son Ernest of Englewood, New Jersey, and four grandchildren, Eugene, Alice Mary, Mary Jean Kliebenstein and Mrs. Raplh Hart of Mason City, Iowa; a brother, W. A. Stark of Clarion, Iowa; and a sister, Mrs. Anna B. Wheaton of St. John, North Dakota, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, at the Stephen Funeral Home, Grundy Center, conducted by the Reverend E. E. Heltibridle and Reverend Oliver Stevenson. Hymns, Scripture and the obituary were read by Rev. Stevenson. Comforting and helpful words were spoken by Rev. Heltibridle from II Timothy 4:7,8. Services closing with prayer.
Those attending from out of town were: Iowa City--Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Danner; Englewood, N.J--Ernest Kliebenstein; Mason City--Mrs. Ralph Hart; Waterloo--Mrs. Alice Bourquin, Mrs. L. A. Kliebenstein and daughter Alice Mary, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kliebenstein, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Wick, Mrs. F. C. Liffring; Clarion--W. A. Stark, Mrs. Milo Stark and son Russell; Cedar Rapids--Mr. and Mrs. James Killian, Jean Killian, Robert Killian, Miss Grace Sargent; Marshalltown--Mr. and Mrs. James Carlton, Mrs. Carrie Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Nellie Card; Conrad--Mr. and Mrs. John Conrad, Julia Conrad, William Conrad; Miss Ada Conrad; S. Gay Roosevelt of Ackley; Theodore K. Stark and son James of Los Angeles, Calif.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 July 1937, pg 1, 12
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