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Obituary ~ Joseph R. Chew
July 09, 1870 ~ April 18, 1900

Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
April 26, 1900

NECROLOGICAL. OBITUARY - JOSEPH R. CHEW.

JOSEPH R. CHEW was born July 9, 1870, and died at his home near Hopeville April 18, 1900. He leaves a wife, a father and mother and four brothers, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church at Hopeville, of which he was an active member. The interment was in the Hopeville Cemetery.

Beautiful floral decorations were used and testified more eloquently than weak words of the esteem and respect in which the deceased was held by his friends. He was patient and cheerful through all his suffering.

His last words were: "The beautiful city of gold," repeated over and over.

The sermon was preached by Rev. Hays, the U.B. minister of Beaconsfield, the M.E. minister being absent. The text was taken from Psalms 57:37: "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the end of that man is peace."

Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Decatur County Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa

JOSEPH R. CHEW, Son of JOHN W. and MARY A. CHEW was born July 9, 1870, and died at his home near Hopeville, April 18, 1900. He was married to Miss LIBBIE MILLER, April 20, 1898, who survives him.

The funeral service was held in the M. E. church of which he and his wife were both members. The interment was in the Hopeville cemetery, beautiful floral decorations were used and testified more eloquently than weak words of the esteem and respected in which the deceased was held by his friends.

Transcription & submission by Sara Rose Joan LeFleur