Monday, February 23, 2009

Obituary: Lesley R. Cousins

Moravia Union - 23 March 1988
  Lesley R. Cousins, 76, died at 6:35 a.m. March 16, 1988 at Davenport Medical Center.
  He was born July 31, 1911, in Jerome to Joel and Estella Rash Cousins.  He was an Ottumwa city bus driver for 38 years.
  He is survived by four sons, Max of Washington, Iowa; Paul of El Cajon, Calif.; Jimmy of Moline, Ill.; and Terry of Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Peggy Gibson of Moravia, Mary McNeff of Bettendorf and Betty Lindsey of Lewiston, Idaho; 29 grandchildren; and a sister, Ocie Sedgewick of Centerville.
  The service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Robertson-Jay Funeral Home, the Rev. Wayne Gjerde of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Jerome Cemetery in Jerome.
  Pallbearers will be Otis Allen, Kerry Reck, David Cousins, Ron Roe, Oscar Axthelm and Henry Shepherd.
  The family will be at the funeral home for 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Social Security Death Index
  The SSDI gives his birth date as 31 July 1911, his death date as 16 March 1988, and his last residence as Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa 51501.  His SSN was issued in Iowa before 1951.
Marriage Records of Schuyler County, Missouri
  Lesley R. Cousins, 37, of Ottumwa, Wapello county, Iowa, and Lyla Irene Biles, 28, were issued a marriage license and married on 24 September 1948

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