Jeffers, Rosa 1859-1926
Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 1/10/2006 at 11:10:36
From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, May 7, 1926, Page 1, Column 4:
MRS. JEFFERS DIES
Was Resident of Washington Township and LeMars Many Years
Mrs. Rosa Jeffers, a resident of Plymouth county for the past 35 years died at her home 520 Third Avenue SE Wednesday evening, May 5, at 8:30 p.m. Death was due to paralysis following a lingering illness.
Rosa Ann Barber was born near Joliet, Ill., March 5, 1859, and passed away at the age of 67 years and two months. She was united in marriage to Silas Dean (sic--Deane) Jeffers, January 1, 1878 and to their union were born two sons, Nelson W. Jeffers and Fred W. Jeffers, both of LeMars.
Mrs. Jeffers has been a resident of the county for 34 years coming here from Belle Plaine in 1892. She had been in failing health for some time and on Saturday morning suffered a collapse from which she never rallied.
Mrs. Jeffers was an affectionate gentle lady, who will be missed from the family circle and among many friends.
Besides her sons she leaves to mourn her death four grandchildren and four brothers and a sister who are Fred Barber of Roberts, Ill,. B. F. Barber, Ed Barber, Miss Abbie Barber and a half brother Wm. McKnight of Brooklyn, Iowa.
Her husband, S. D. Jeffers preceded her in death 18 months ago.
The funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. A. Hills of the Presbyterian church officiating.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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