Saturday, March 21, 2009

Obituary: Essie May Pugh Terry

Daily Iowegian - 4 June 1999
  Essie May Terry, 94, of Numa died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.
  She was born April 1, 1905, in Exline, the daughter of Van and Mary (Letty Maring) Pugh.
  She married Raymond Terry Dec. 18, 1923, in Exline.  He preceded her in death in 1988.
  Survivors include two sons, Raymond Terry and his wife, Joan, of Colona, Ill., and Doyle Terry and his wife, Donna, of Numa; a daughter, Jane Dillin and her husband, George, of Bakersfield, Calif.; a brother, Thurman Pugh and his wife, Nelma; a sister-in-law, Ruth Pugh; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
  Also preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Edwin Pugh; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nola and Paul Castor and Vera and Sheldon Copeland; and a grandson.
  She received her education in Exline Community Schools.  She and her husband farmed near Dean.  In 1944 they moved to a farm east of Seymour.  She was a member of the Seymour Christian Church in Seymour.  She was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Neighbor Booster Club.  She was also a volunteer at the Seymour Care Center.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with the Rev. Bob Spurgeon officiating.  Burial will follow in the South Lawn Cemetery in Seymour.  Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
  Memorials may be given to the Van Terry Outdoor Living Classroom and contributions may be left at the funeral home or sent to Doyle Terry, 24649 135th Ave., Numa, IA 52544.
  Note:  Essie's parents, Van and Letty Pugh, lived in Section 13 of Lincoln Township, just north and west of Numa;  Essie and Raymond Terry lived in Section 21 of Lincoln Township just west of the North Wilson School. 
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of the above obituary and information to The Jerome Journal by Richard Inman of Hamilton, Ohio. 

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