William Leonard McKibben (1921)
Posted By: Ida Morse (email)
Date: 12/12/2005 at 19:18:49
William Leonard McKibben, son of Nehersta and William McKibben, was born in Dallas County, Iowa, February 20th, 1863, and died February 14th, 1921, age 57 years, 11 months and 25 days. He had three sisters and one brother all who survive him.
He grew to manhood in the vicinity of Earlham. On July 8th, 1886 he was united in marriage to Emma Mendenhall, two children, Hazel and Fred coming to brighten their home. While they were still quite small, the beloved wife and mother was called to her reward.
He was a patient, kind father, and a friend in time of need. He leaves many relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Farewell dear Father sweet thy rest wary with years and worn with pain Farewell, till in some happy place we shall behold thy face again 'Tis ours to miss thee, all our years and tender memories of thee keep; Thine in the Lord to rest, for so, He giveth his beloved sleep.
Mr. McKibben was operated upon at Rochester, Minn. some time ago in an effort to restore his health, but the amputation of one of his limbs was of no avail. He passed sway at the home of his daughter at Mediapolis.
Funeral services were conduted at the Friends Church by Rev. Lescault Wednesday afternoon at 2:00.
February 23, 1921
The funeral of Leonard McKibban, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Sickles at Mediapolis, Iowa, on Feb. 14, was held at the Friends church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Lescault having charge of the service. Interment was made at the Earlham cemetery.
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