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Darwin E. Jessup (1963)


Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 7/23/2018 at 14:57:42

The Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Iowa
Tuesday, May 28, 1963
Page 5, Column 4

Marvin Jessup Dies In Arizona

Marvin E. Jessup, 72, who lived near Hebron and Nevinville on farms as a young man died at Good Samaritan hospital at Phoenix, Ariz., Monday morning after a two-year illness. He was a retired ship’s cook and steward and had lived in Phoenix since his retirement in 1959.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Keating and Beemer funeral home here. Burial will be in the Hill of Zion cemetery. His body will arrive in Creston Wednesday evening and will be taken to the funeral home to lie in state until time of the services.

Darwin E. Jessup was born in Madison county, March 31, 1891. He was the son of George T. and Rosetta Porter Jessup. He was married at the Hill of Zion church, in July, 1912, to Lyda Haymond who preceded him in death in 1954.

Mr. Jessup is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harlan (Lela) Fleming of West Des Moines and Mrs. Bernice Vincent of Denver Colo.; a son, Max Jessup of Bethany, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two brothers, Roy Jessup of Creston and Lee Jessup of Butler, Mo.

Mr. Jessup for more than 20 years was a steward and cook on passenger and freight ships and on troop ships during World war II. He had been around the world several times.

Transcriber's note: Transcribed as published with first name "Marvin" mistakenly used in the header and first paragraph.

The Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Iowa
Friday, May 31, 1963
Page 5, Columns 5 & 6

Rites Today for Darwin E. Jessup

Funeral services for Darwin E. Jessup were held at 2 p.m. today at the Keating and Beemer funeral home here. Rev. George W. Fairbanks, pastor of the Orient and Hill of Zion Congregational churches, officiated. Music was by Mrs. Claud Hart, organist. Casket bearers were Roy James, Arlie Dean Jessup, Lloyd Lynn, Harley Dwyer, Harold Andrews and Verne Denton. Burial was in the Hill of Zion cemetery.

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