submitted by Roberta Lewis


Funeral services were held at DeSoto , Iowa on Tuesday of this week for Earl C.Scarborough, Mr. Scarborough died at the Northwestern Hospital last Friday, March 3rd, after a brief illness.

Earl C. Scarborough or "Bob", as he was known to his many Dawson friends, was born at DeSoto , Iowa , and was 55 years of age at the time of his death. He was engaged in the  insurance business, and about a year ago, next June was one of the organizers of the  Tenants Mutual Insurance Company, with headquarters in Dawson . Mr. Scarborough was secretary-treasurer of the company.

Surviving are his wife Blanche; a daughter, Mrs. F.L. Loomis of Willmar ; a son, Morris of Park Rapids, Minnesota , two grandchildren; two brothers , M.W. and W. W. Scarborough of Minneaplois, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Wishmier of Van Meter , Iowa ; Mrs. James Thornton, and Mrs. Jesse Boner of Adel , Iowa


Last Rites for Earl Scarborough

The funeral of Earl Scarborough of Minneapolis , Minn. , was held on Tuesday afternoon at the DeSoto M.E. Church in charge of the Rev. H.M. Sippel, pastor of the Church of Christ in Adel. Rev. Sipppel red scripture from the 26th and 23rd Psalms and from the Book of John.

A quartette, Mr. and (Mrs. M.W. Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Benfield sang Beautiful Isle of Somewhere and the Old Rugged Cross with Mrs. Ralph Shetterly accompanist .

Internment was in the Oakland cemetery south of DeSoto.  A large number of relatives and friends attended the services. Mr. Scarborough being a former DeSoto resident. Among those present were his widow and his son and daughter of Minnesota , also two brothers Walter and Millard ; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bohlander of Minburn and their daughters of Adel: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wishmier of Van Meter; Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Thornton of Adel; Mrs. Cora Murphy of Adel and her son, Dr. Ira Murphy of Des Moines ; Mrs. Cora McKissick of Warrenton , Mo ; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Abington and daughter of  St. Louis, Mo; John Krohn of Hastings , Minn. ; William McKissick and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gilfillan of Carlisle ; Mrs. Arnold Bergstom and Emil Peterson of Des Moines , Wilbur Scarborough of West Des Moines , Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hall of the Worthington Neighborhood near Earlham; Mrs. Emma Spatz and son, Raymond of Earlham; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moore and Fred Spatz of Booneville. J.H. and P.E. Rose of Winterset, friends of long standing of the Scarborough family were present , also William Wishmier and the Floyd Switzers of Van Meter and the banker Clarance Dunn and many others. Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Fisher of Van Meter, Mr. Fisher being the undertaker.

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