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Eyres, R. G. 1904-1999


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 4/21/2008 at 13:16:43


LAWTON, Iowa --- R.G. Eyres, 95, of Lawton died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center, of cancer.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Community Presbyterian Church, Lawton, Iowa, with the Rev. E.D. Pappadackis and Lawrence Eyres officiating. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Union Township Cemetery, rural LeMars, Iowa. Visitation will be noon to 8:30 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christy-Smith Funeral Home, Morningside Chapel in Sioux City.

Mr. Eyres was born Jan. 27, 1904, to Charles Edmond and Grace (Smith) Eyres, in LeMars, Iowa. He married Bessie V. Smith Jan. 9, 1989, in Sioux City. He was born and raised in Plymouth County, living near LeMars and Kingsley most of his life, until retiring in 1982 and moving to Lawton. He farmed near LeMars and operated a dairy farm near Kingsley.

He was an active member of Union Township Presbyterian Church, LeMars, and later affiliated with Community Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Sioux City Milk Producers Association.

Survivors include four sons and their wives, Kenneth and Joan of Lawton, A. Michael and Sherry of Cheyenne, Wyo., Ronald and Orpha of Wakefield, Maine, and Robert and Nancy of Pelican, Ark.; three daughters, Phyllis Peterson of Sioux City, Deloris and her husband, Phil Hayden, of Kingman, Ariz., and Lola and her husband, Dwight Haskins, of Lawton; three brothers, Roger and his wife, Grace of San Diego, Calif., the Rev. Lawrence Eyres of Janesville, Wis., and Evart and his wife, Sherla, of Hillsboro, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Lester; a sister, Mary Kehrberg; a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Hospice of Siouxland and Lawton Ambulance.

~Source: The Sioux City Journal (part of the D. Easton Obituary collection)


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