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Loraine Georgia Spurgin (1922)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 10/2/2013 at 08:26:05

Winterset Madisonian
June 28, 1922
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Death of Loraine Spurgin

The death of Miss Loraine Spurgin, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Spurgin, is one of profound sadness and unusual sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones. Loraine, who was an unusually winning girl had but recently graduated from the Peru schools, at the age of sixteen. Two weeks ago she was taken ill with typhoid, which was followed by double pneumonia. Everything possible was done in the effort to save her life, a specialist from St. Joseph was called, but she passed away at the Winterset hospital at about 8:30 Friday evening.

A large concourse of friends, which included many of her young friends, attended the funeral service held on Sunday in the Baptist church, in charge of Rev. George D. Rogers.

Winterset Madisonian
June 28, 1922
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Loraine Georgia Spurgin, eldest daughter of Charles and Georgia Kensler Spurgin, was born in Winterset on Sept. 1, 1906 and passed away at the Winterset hospital on June 23, aged 15 years, 9 months and 23 days.

Loraine was of a sweet, sunny disposition, always thinking of the happiness of others and loved by her teachers and schoolmates, having just finished her first year in the Peru high school.

In November, she gave her heart to her Savior, and pledged her life to His service, being baptized into the Zion Federated church Feb. 12th. She was always faithful in her attendance at church and Sunday school, especially enjoying her Sunday school class.

Loraine has gone to dwell in her heavenly home and has left to mourn her departure, her parents, two brothers, Warren and Raymond; two sisters, Mary and Henrietta; and her grandmother, Mrs. Clydonia Young. ---------- Loraine was ill but two weeks, with a complication of pleuro-pneumonia, and typhoid fever, a heart weakness making her case hopeless.

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon in the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. George D. Rogers. Burial took place in Winterset cemetery.

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