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Rowena Pearl (Shifflet) Lee (1932)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 11/7/2006 at 10:18:58

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, October 12, 1932


Funeral services for Mrs. H. J. Lee, who died at Casper, Wyoming, were held at the Presbyterian church in Earlham, last Wednesday afternoon, October 5th, at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. C. Porter of Winterset had charge of the services, and burial was in the Earlham cemetery.

Mrs. Lee was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shifflett, and spent her girlhood in the Pitzer neighborhood and later in Earlham. She was graduated from the Earlham high school in 1914, and attended Coe college at Cedar Rapids and Colorado State Teachers college at Greely. She was married to Homer J. Lee, June 14, 1922, and they lived in Casper, Wyoming. She was a member of the Pi Kappa Sigma sorority, the Presbyterian church, the order of Eastern Star, and White Shrine.

Earlham Echo
Earlham, Iowa
Thursday, October 13, 1932

Rowena Pearl Shifflett, youngest child of Harry E. and Della Shifflett was born June 27, 1896, near Van Orin, Illinois, and on the morning of September 30, 1932, at her home in Casper, Wyoming, she peacefully answered the great summons.

In the year 1900 her parents and family moved to Iowa which was her home until her marriage in 1922. Her school days were spent near Pitzer and in Earlham, where she graduated in the class of 1914 of the Earlham high school. After graduating from high school she attended Coe College at Cedar Rapids, and the State Teachersí College at Greeley, Colo., majoring in art and music, and taught school continuously until her marriage.

She was married to Homer J. Lee of Greeley, Colo., June 14, 1922, since which time her home has been at Casper where her husband is an instructor in the schools.

In early girlhood she accepted Christ as her Saviour and her life has been one of true and consistent Christian service, particularly finding expression working in the Presbyterian Church of which she was a loyal member. Her Earlham friends will recall that for several years she served as pianist of the Earlham Presbyterian Church. Always considerate and thoughtful of others, one of her greatest joys was in serving with unselfish and wholehearted devotion her friends and those near and dear to her.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine and Phi Kappa Sigma.

She leaves to mourn her going out from among us, a devoted husband, her father and mother, one sister, and two brothers, many relatives and a host of friends.

Thus another one of Godís choicest flowers has budded and bloomed, and while the dew is still on it, He has plucked it that the angels may know its sweet fragrance, and we who for the time remain here will with loving remembrance think of the loyal friend, the faithful sister, the obedient daughter, and the truly devoted wife.

Funeral services were held from the Earlham Presbyterian Church last Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in Earlham Cemetery.


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