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Mabel Elk Walters

WALTERS, ELK, HASKELL, HEILMAN, LARSEN, SCHRANTZ

Posted By: Erica Jacobsen
Date: 1/7/2016 at 09:04:38

(The following woman did not die in Galva, but instead in Harlan. She was born there, raised there, had family there at the time of her death and was buried there.)

Mabel Elk Walters

Funeral services were Thursday November 8, 1956, at Pauley Funeral Home in Harlan and Galva.

She was born November 19, 1890 at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Elk, on a farm southeast of Galva, the eldest of 8 children, 3 dying in infancy.

She was a graduate of the class of 1908 from Galva High School. She then attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She taught school in rural schools.

In 1914, she married R.E. Walters and in 1924 they moved to Harlan, Iowa. Two children were born to them, Lenore Haskell and Maurine Heilman, both of Harlan, Iowa. A son Gaige was adopted when a baby and was raised as their own.

In January 1955 she suffered a heart attack and was in the hospital for three months.

After coming home she was limited in doing things and lived a quiet life, enjoying her children and
grandchildren.

Death came suddenly Monday November 5, 1956. Left to mourn the loss are her two daughters and son, seven grandchildren, two sisters, Florence Larsen of Galva, Ethel Schrantz of Illinois, two brothers, Clarence Elk of Storm Lake and Harold of Galva, Iowa.

Internment was in the Galva Cemetery.


 

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