VANDERWERF, Cora 1893-1940
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/22/2017 at 09:55:41
End Comes Last Thursday for Mrs. Wm. Vanderwerf
Mrs. Wm. Vanderwerf died at her home in German township last Thursday night following an illness of three years with heart trouble. She was confined to her bed during the week prior to her death. Her death came as a shock to members of her family and many of her friends who believed she was improving. She was 47 years and 7 months old.
Mrs. Wm. Vanderwerf, nee Cora VanTiger, was born Feb. 19th, 1893, to Harmon and Elizabeth VanTiger, at Marceline, Mo. She graduated from the Marceline high school in 1912, and attended the Missouri State Normal School at Kirksville, Mo. Following a year of teaching in the state of Missouri she came to Iowa in 1914 and taught school in the neighborhood of Eldora and Aplington for six years.
On March 5th, 1920, she was married to Wm. Vanderwerf and to this union four children were born, two of whom died in infancy. After their marriage they settled in the neighborhood of Aplington, where they have lived ever since.
At the age of 16, in 1909, she united with the denomination known as the Christian church, at Buckley, Mo., and in 1915 her name was transferred to the roll of the Christian church at Eldora where it remained. She was more or less active in church work until some years ago when her health would no longer permit. During their residence in north Grundy, Mr. and Mrs. Vanderwerf and the children attended the services of the Presbyterian church of Aplington, and the children are enrolled in the Sunday School. She was a member of the Aplington branch American Legion Auxiliary.
Mourning her loss, which leaves them inconsolable, are her husband, her daughter, Sylvia, age 15, her son, Calvin, age 12, and four brothers and sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. The father and mother preceded her in death.
Relatives present for the funeral service were: Mr. and Mrs. E. A. VanTiger, Eldora; Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanTiger, Grundy Center; Dr. and Mrs. W. H. VanTiger, Eldora; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Knopp, New Boston, Mo.; Mr. Frank VanTiger, Marceline, Mo.; Mrs. Henry E. Thomas (twin sister), Marceline, Mo.; Mrs. C. Vanderwerf, mother of the husband; Mr. and Mrs. John Boelman, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. G. Boelman, Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Tjabring, Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Vanderwerf, Mrs. John C. Vanderwerf, Mr. and Mrs. Wolbert Hinders, Mr. Hannas Millet, Mr. and Mrs. Casjen C. Vanderwerf and Mr. and Mrs. Hoert Eilderts.
The pallbearers, neighbors and close friends, were George Mennen, Heit Husinga, Menno Kasjens, Peter Nichols, Dick Sherman, Henry Johnson. The flower committee were Miss Hazel Stockdale, Miss Beulah Voogd and Mrs. Glen Stockdale.
Services were held Sunday at the home and at the Presbyterian church of Aplington, with the pastor, Rev. Frederick W. Thompson, in charge. The main auditorium was completely filled and available standing room taken, while downstairs some fifty people were in the dining room, and many were standing outside. The loud speaker system installed permitted all to hear the service.
The remains were laid to rest in St. Peter's Lutheran Church cemetery, German township, Grundy county, where the two infant children are interred. The Rev. Mr. Hesse, pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church took part in the service at the graveside.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 September 1940, pg 12
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