Monday, October 26, 2009

Eliza Meda Dooley Phelps, 1880-1975

Daily Iowegian - 6 May 1975
  Mrs. Eliza Meda Phelps, 95, a resident of Mystic passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital in Centerville Tuesday, May 6, 1975 at 4:15 a.m. She had been hospitalized 78 days.
  Born April 22, 1880 near Lancaster, Mo. she was the daughter of Charles and Samantha Dooley. On Sept. 1, 1897, she was united in marriage with Jessie Lee Phelps. He preceded her in death May 23, 1956.
  Her parents, two sons Albert and Ervin, two brothers Clay Dooley and Edward Dooley, one sister Grace Kelley also preceded her in death.
  Survivors include four daughters Mrs. Mary Stout of Des Moines; Mrs. Nellie Salasberry, Centerville; Mrs. Gertie Atwell, Promise City; Mrs. Ruth King, Corydon; one son, Elmer Phelps of Centerville, 30 grandchildren, 95 great grandchildren, 37 great-great-grandchildren.
  The body is at the Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home in Centerville. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Daily Iowegian - 7 May 1975
  Funeral services for Mrs. Meda Phelps, 95, who passed away Tuesday, May 6 at St. Joseph Hospital, will be help Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home.  Rev. Eugene Maddox, pastor of the Church of God, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. 


  1. My GG Grandmother Belva Grace's Sister...would you happen to have a pic of Belva...Elsie Darlene Bogle is my Grandmother, daughter of Minnie Alice..but a cousin of mine said it Kelly not is spelled Kelley on My grams Birth Certificate and that what I went by till I was corrected

  2. This was my great grandmother.

    G. Stout