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Cedar Valley Daily Times; July 25, 1987
Jessie K. Eggleston

Jessie K. Eggleston, 98, long time Vinton resident died Thursday evening at the Sunny Crest Nursing Center in Dysart where she has lived for the past seven years.

She was born August 21, 1888, in Cedar Township, Benton County, a daughter of Sidney and Harriet Sutherland Watts. She graduated from LaPorte City High School in 1906 then taught school in Benton County and Potlach, Idaho.

On June 6, 1911, in Eden Township in Benton County, Jessie married Lewis E. Eggleston. Mr. Eggleston preceded her in death December 6, 1969.

Jessie was a member of the Vinton Presbyterian church and Vinton Garden Club.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth Eggleston and his wife Mary of Bella Vista, Arkansas; two daughters, Marjorie, Mrs. J.L. Wilson and Helen, Mrs. M.D. Berry, all of Vinton; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Jessie waas preceded in death by her parents, one son James Edward Eggleston, May 17, 1914, and one daughter Ruth Cullen, April 10, 1987, and one grandson Bruce Berry, December 1, 1970, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, at the Campbell Russell Funeral in Vinton. Dr. Dennis Morey, minister of the Vinton Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery rural LaPorte City...

Submitted on 21-Nov-2010 by
Martha Long,

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Cedar Valley Daily Times; December 8, 1969
Lewis Eggleston rites Wednesday
Lewis E. Eggleston

Lewis E. Eggleston, 81, retired farmer, postal employe and real estate saleman, died Monday afternoon at the Virginia Gay Hospital following a lingering illness.

He was born December 4, 1888 in Eden Township, a son of Levi C. and Hattie Sanders Eggleston. He married Jessie Watts on June 6, 1911 in Eden Township.

In addition to his widow, he is survived by one son, Kenneth of Kansas City, Mo; three daughers, Mrs. Ruth Cullen of High Bridge, N.J.; Mrs. James (Margorie) Wilson and Mrs. M.D. (Helen) Berry of Vinton; two sisters Mrs. Bertha McNie of Hampton and Mrs. Ruth Ward of Vinton; 13 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Campbell funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert W. Tull officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Bruce Township...

Submitted on 21-Nov-2010 by
Martha Long,

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