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Darrell Ennis (1904-1940)

ENNIS, TOTMAN

Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 4/4/2021 at 05:30:25

This community was saddened Sunday morning when news reached here that Darrel Ennis had passed away at the hospital in Sioux City. Darrel was taken to Sioux City ten days ago in a serious condition. A number of blood transfusions were given him in hope of checking the poison which had gotten into the blood stream through an abscess which had formed on the spine; but although everything possible was done, life departed shortly after 10 o'clock Sunday morning (4 Mar 1940).

Darrel Ennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ennis, was born on a farm in Silver Township, Cherokee County, Iowa on January 20, 1904. He received his schooling in that county and it was there he grew to manhood's estate.

On the 30th day of June in the year 1926, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ardath Totman. Three children came to bless this happy home: Mary Lou, Robert Dean, and Elizabeth Jane.

Mr. Ennis engaged in the trucking business at an early age. He continued in this business on moving to this community in 1931, having formed a partnership with his brother, Malcom.

He was a member of the Methodist Church in Hartley.

He is survived by his widow and his three children, Also by his mother, Mrs. Louella Ennis, three brothers, Malcolm, Saylor and Merlyn, and one sister, Nellie Ennis, all of whom reside in the Hartley community.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1935.

His illness was of short duration. Although the best of medical skill and care was given, he could not resist the encroachment of the malady which had taken hold of his body [septicemia].

Services were held from the Methodist church in Hartley at two-o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E.J. Plummer, former paster of the ME church and a close friend of the family spoke comforting words to the bereaved relatives and friends who filled the church to capacity.

The remains were laid to rest in the Hartley cemetery, being born to their last resting place by six close friends. GI Foley had charge of funeral arrangements.

Hartley (Iowa) Sentinel 7 March 1940, p1


 

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