KLIEBENSTEIN, Cora 1872-1938
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Date: 11/11/2016 at 09:22:31
Death Takes Cora Kliebenstein Saturday After Long Illness
Miss Cora Kliebenstein died at her home in Grundy Center last Saturday following an illness of several months.
Funeral services were held at the Stephen funeral home Tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Oliver Stevenson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and by Rev. E. E. Heltibridle, a neighbor of the Kliebenstein family for many years. Pallbearers were C. S. Macy, D. R. Earl, W. G. Strack, J. R. Albright, Paul Yeager and Robert Plager. Burial was by the side of the father and mother in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Cora, daughter of Henry L. and Mary Stark Kliebenstein, was born in Platteville, Wis., August 9, 1872. In March 1880 she came with her parents to Grundy Center, Iowa, and lived here continuously until her death January 29, 1938.
In early life she identified herself with the First Presbyterian church, taught in the Sunday school, sang in the choir and was always ready to serve. She was a faithful member of Chapter AR P.E.O. and of the Garden Club.
For ten years she was assistant to the county agent in the Farm Bureau organization and was especially helpful at the start of the work in this county. The later years of her life were given largely in loving, devoted service to her aged mother.
She expressed an inborn artistry in the manner of her home life, in lovely flowers that blossomed under her care, in her love for little children and music and all the finer things of life. Her family and friends will always cherish the memory of her beautiful character and Christian faith and the gentle sweetness of her spirit. She possessed the hidden strength of Christ which enabled her to meet the trials of life courageously and death triumphantly. She could truly say, "Not I, but Christ liveth in me." Gal. 2:20.
Preceding her in death were her father and mother and two brothers, George and Louis. She is survived by two sisters, Emma of Grundy Center and Mrs. F. A. Danner of Iowa City; one brother, Ernest H. Kliebenstein of Englewood, N.J.; also one nephew, Eugene H. Kliebenstein of Waterloo, and three nieces, Alice Mary Kliebenstein of Waterloo, Mrs. Ralph Hart of Mason City and Mary Kliebenstein of Englewood, N.J., and other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 February 1938, pg 7
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