MEGUIRE, Cora 1865-1957
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Date: 11/14/2016 at 16:38:30
Services Tuesday For Mrs. Meguire
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church in Grundy Center for Mrs. Cora K. Meguire, age 91, who passed away Saturday at the Maple Lodge Convalescent Home.
Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery. Services were in charge of Rev. A. D. Mohr.
Cora Kenyon Meguire was born in Felicity, Ohio, Nov. 27, 1865, the eighth child of Volney and Lucinda Kenyon. She came with her parents to Grundy Center in 1876, at the age of 11. She attended the public school and assisted in the care of the family home.
In 1892, she spent several months in Kokomo, Indiana, with her sister, Mrs. Eva K. Gregg, who was ill. In that city she met Edgar Day Meguire, whom she married February 27, 1902. She was married at the country home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. King of Grundy Center.
The couple located in Cedar Rapids for two and a half years, and then moved to Kokomo, Ind. Mr. Meguire died suddenly Mar. 1, 1917. Mrs. Meguire maintained her home in Kokomo until 1934, when she was called to assist her sister, Mrs. Eda K. Allison of Grundy Center, in caring for her ill husband, Clifford Allison, until his death March 1, 1935. She remained with Mrs. Allison who was in poor health for several years and cared for her until Mrs. Allison passed away February 9, 1949. At that time she came to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Oma K. King.
On December 30, 1956, she had a slight stroke and entered the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. She then moved to Maple Lodge home for 10 days. Death came on January 26, 1957.
Mrs. Meguire was a member of the First Baptist church of Grundy Center, having been baptized by Rev. F. M. Archer in 1889. She was a devoted charter member of the P.E.O. sisterhood chapter of Kokomo, Indiana. She had an unusually strong devotion to the needs of those around her and her family.
Her sister, Mrs. Oma King, is the only surviving member of a family of 12. Surviving also are several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers at the service Tuesday were Edward Simms, H. B. Schaa, Floyd Morrison, Cleo Jarrard, Horace Brown and Paul Holeman. Music was provided by Elma Schaa, Ruth Morrison, Doris Jarrard and Esther Iblings.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 January, 1957, pg 6
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