Obits for Surnames beginning with "W"
OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 15 September 1982, page 3: Samuel Marion Worthan was born January 9, 1894, in Bertram, Iowa to Stephen Douglas and Mary E. (Coon) Worthan, and died August, 8 1882, in Correctionville, Iowa. He is survived by two daughters Mrs. Ray (Mary Jane) Miller of Correctionville and Mrs Doris Spychalski of Illinois, and one brother Perry of Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Nona Smith of Correctionville, Ada Launsbach of Oregon, and Myrtle Shever of Anthon, two brothers, Ray of Bronson and Carl of California. Burial was made in the Correctionville Cemetery.
OBITUARY, Anthon Herald, 29 January 1964: Funeral services for Ray L. Worthan, 75, Bronson, a retired farmer who died Saturday at his home after a long illness, were held Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church at Bronson. Rev. Elbert J. Nickerson officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon under the direction of W. Harry Christy Funeral Home of Morningside. Mr. Worthan was born December 9, 1888, Woodbury County. He married Ellen Pierce November 29, 1911, in Sioux City. He farmed in the Kingsley community for 2 years before moving to the Bronson community in 1936. He retired in 1951. Survivors include a son, Dean of Storm Lake, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Kratz of Charter Oak, Mrs Margery Ahern of Miami, FL., 3 brothers, Sam of Camdenton, MO, Perry of Chicago and Carl of Whittier, CA, 3 sisters, Mrs. Nona Smith of Correctionville, Mrs. Earl Shever of Anthon, and Mrs. Francis Lansbaugh of Walla Walla, WA, and 13 grandchildren
OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 28 May 1950: Mary E. Worthan was born to Marion and Margaret Blue Coon at Spring Green, WI, on March 16, 1868, and passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sioux City on May 19, 1959, at the age of 91, after a long illness. She was the last member of her family of seven. She was married to Stephen D. Worthan December 5, 1885, at Danbury. Seven children were born to this union, all of whom survive their mother's passing. She also helped to raise 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Ray (Mary Jane) Miller of Correctionville and Mrs. James (Doris) Spychalski of Chicago. They farmed near Correctionville several years before moving to Cedar Rapids where they resided about 15 years. They returned to the Correctionville-Anthon community and farmed until moving to Minnesota in 1915. Mr. Worthan passed away at Mankato, MN, October 2, 1923. Except for brief periods of residence in Chicago and Montana, she spent the remaining years in Correctionville and Anthon. For the past 5 years she has been cared for by her daughters, Mrs. Nona Smith and Mrs. Earl Shever in Mrs. Shever's home at Anthon. She has been a longtime member of the Methodist Church and a member of the First Methodist Church in Correctionville since 1929. She was very active in the church and its organizations as long as health permitted. Survivors are her 3 daughters, Mrs. W. H. (Nona) Smith of Correctionville, Mrs. Earl (Myrtle) Shever of Anthon, Mrs., Francis (Ada) Launsbach of Walla Walla, WA, and sons, Ray of Bronson, Samuel of Edwards, MO, and Carl and Perry of Chicago, 20 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Correctionville with Rev. C. Q. Wallace officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon under direction of Wilson-Hull Funeral Home.
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WELLIVER – The funeral of Ira O. Welliver, who died at Denver, Colo., September 12, 1908, was held at 2 o’clock p.m. yesterday at the residence of the parents, [illeg. number] Palmer street. Among the out of town relatives present were Ira Welliver and his young son, Edward Welliver, uncle and cousin respectively of the deceased young man. Interment was in Logan Park cemetery (Sioux City Journal, Thurs. morning, 17 Sep 1908, 8).
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