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Larew, Beryle Ava (Mrs. Clarence) - 1890-1976


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Date: 6/3/2023 at 13:04:53

Funeral services were held Friday, October 22 at the United Methodist church in Harvey for Beryle Ava (Mrs. Clarence) Larew. She died at the age of 86, Oct. 19 at the Valley Manor Nursing home in Rock Valley, Ia.
Officiating at the survives was the Rev. Gary Armstrong and organist was Mrs. Raymond Miller. Special music was provided by William Kolbe, soloist and Mrs. William Kolbe, accompanist.
Casket bearers were Gary, Larry and Robert Larew; Donald Klein, William Kolbe and Cleo Bennett. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery, Harvey, with the Van Dyk-Duven funeral home handling arrangements.
Beryle Ava O’Dell was born May 30, 1890 near Corning, PA, the daughter of Jacob and Martha O'Dell. After going to school she taught school in the Harvey vicinity for three years where she met and married Clarence T. Larew.
The couple spent the early years of their marriage in Harvey where he was employed as a rural mailman and at retirement age they moved to Des Moines and later to Rock Valley
Mr. Larew died in 1961. Surviving are her children: the Robert Larews, Des Moines; and the Donald Kleins, Rock Valley; seven grandchildren; and three great-grand children. Also surviving are a brother: J. D. O’dell of Fortuna, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Morgan, San Jose. Calif.
Mrs. Larew was a member of the Harvey Methodist church.
Source: Pella (IA) Chronicle; October 27, 1976, page 9, col. 2


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