MOATS, Mary M. 1905-1982
MOATS, SMITH, BOYER
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Date: 2/27/2019 at 18:04:31
Memorial Services Held Friday For Mrs. Mary Moats
Mrs. Mary Marie Moats, age 76, of the Griffin Nursing Home, Knoxville, IA, and formerly of RR2, Eldora, passed away Monday evening, September 6, at 8:45 p.m. at the Griffin Nursing Home.
Memorial services were held Friday, September 10, 1982 at the Ivester Church of the Brethren, RR1, Grundy Center, with Rev. Ralph D. Bowman officiating.
Miss Leah Moats, granddaughter of Mrs. Moats, sang "The Lord's Prayer." The congregation sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." They were accompanied by Mrs. Howard Cakerice, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Clarence Slifer and Lloyd Draper served as ushers. Mrs. Ina Kirkdorffer and Mrs. Tom Reeder were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Private family graveside committal services were held at 11 a.m. Friday morning at the Sheller cemetery, rural Grundy Center.
Relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment.
Mrs. Moats was born on December 1, 1905, near Clay City in Clay County, IN, the daughter of Amos F. and Mary Boyer Smith. She attained the age of 76 years, nine months and five days. She grew up in Indiana and came to the Ivester area in 1925, when she was 20 years of age.
On August 12, 1933, she was united in marriage to Edgar M. Moats, at the farm home of her sister, near Ivester. After their marriage they farmed in Grundy county. They semi-retired from farming in 1971. On April 1, 1977, her husband passed away, after which she became a resident of Griffin Nursing Home on June 16, 1977.
She was a member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren, had been a Sunday School teacher and active in the women's fellowship group. She was also a past 4-H leader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Marlene) Neher of RR1, Grundy Center; three sons, Dean of Knoxville, IA, Marvin of Eldora, and Vernon of Des Moines; two sisters, Mrs. Orville (Ann) Perry of North Liberty, IN and Mrs. Glen (Dora) Button of rural Eldora; also 10 grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 September 1982, pg 26
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