KLIEBENSTEIN, Emma 1870-1954
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/13/2016 at 14:02:24
Emma Kliebenstein Dies in Iowa City
Miss Emma Kliebenstein, who spent her active life in Grundy Center, died in a nursing home in Iowa City last Wednesday following a long illness. She was a patient in the nursing home the past four years. She was 84 years old.
Miss Kliebenstein was born in Platteville, Wis., November 3rd, 1870. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kliebenstein. At the age of ten she came with her parents to Grundy Center and made her home here continually until about five years ago.
For many years she was a teacher of piano and organ at Ackley, in the Iowa College for the Blind in Vinton, and in her home town of Grundy Center. Her services as a teacher and as a friend and counselor have never been forgotten by her many former students who are now widely scattered.
She was a devoted member and faithful worker in First Presbyterian church where she served for many years as organist. She was a member of Chapter AR, P.E.O., and of the women's Christian Temperance Union. Even in her last years in Grundy Center when physical impairments kept her confined to her home, Miss Kliebenstein continued her keen interest in everything worthwhile in the community and nation.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister Cora, and two brothers, George and Louis.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. F. A. Danner of Iowa City, and a brother, Ernest H. Kliebenstein of Bergenfield, New Jersey; also a nephew, Eugene Kliebenstein of Waterloo and three nieces, Mrs. E. A. Thornquist of Burlington; Mrs. Ralph Hart of Reseda, Cal., and Mrs. V. J. Dorso of Montvale, New Jersey.
Services were at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Ferree Chapel, Grundy Center. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery. Rev. Gerben Van Putten conducted the services.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 December 1954, sec 3, pg 1
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