LAMAR, Irene 1897-1918
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/11/2016 at 06:43:38
Irene Lamar Died Last Night
Death Follows Operation at Iowa City Hospital
A telephone message from Iowa City this morning shocked many Grundy people when the word was passed around that Irene Lamar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lamar had passed away last night at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, following an operation on Monday. She had been in the hospital for five weeks taking treatment and her condition became worse and Mr. Lamar was called Sunday. An immediate operation was decided upon and it was performed Monday, the end coming last night about eight o'clock. Mrs. Lamar was called to Iowa City yesterday noon but arrived after Irene had passed away.
The remains will be brought here tonight and the funeral service will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Krome officiating.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 February 1918, pg 1
Obituary--Irene Wallace Lamar
Irene Wallace Lamar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lamar, was born at Grundy Center, Iowa, March 28, 1897. Practically all of her life was spent in this community. She graduated from the Grundy Center High School in the class of 1914. She also took a two years course of study at the Cedar Rapids Business College. About five weeks ago, Irene went to Iowa City for a course of treatment at the hospital and for a time seemed to be getting along nicely, giving promise of speedy recovery, until, what proved to be a critical operation, became necessary, which resulted in her death, early on the morning on Feb. 28, 1918, at the age of 20 years and 11 months. She was a young woman of an habitually cheerful turn of mind, a kindly disposition, genial and large-hearted. She will be greatly missed in her home and in the community. It was on March 14, 1909, that on profession of her faith in Jesus Christ she was received into the fellowship of the First Presbyterian church of Grundy Center, with which she continued in faithful relationship till the time of her death. Her sad and early and unexpected demise, was a shock to all who knew her, and the bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 March 1918, pg 8
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