Monday, October 26, 2009

Essie May Fry Loofbourrow, 1885-1975

Daily Iowegian - 7 March 1975
  Mrs. Essie May Loofbourrow, 89, a lifelong resident of Appanoose County, who had resided at 619 West State Street, Centerville, the past 10 years, died in Wayne County Hospital in Corydon Thursday, March 6, 1975.  She had suffered ill health one year, and had been hospitalized three days.
  Born November 19, 1885, West of Centerville, she was the daughter of Isaac and Tabitha Brannon Fry. She was married to Robert Hileman in 1903, and he died January 16, 1912.  On March 27, 1917, she was married to David Loofbourrow in Wayne County, and he preceded her in death June 3, 1942.
  Mrs. Loofbourrow, a longtime resident of Jerome, was a member of Jerome Methodist Church. Her parents, an infant sister Chloe, and two brothers, Vernie and Earl Fry, preceded her in death.
  Survivors include two sons, James Hileman and Merle Loofbourrow, both of Centerville Route 3, three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Jessie) Bear, Panarama, Calif.; and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Bear, Centerville.
  Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Glen Lochhead officiating. Burial will be in Jerome Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. 

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