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George Lester McElvain, 1892-1969

Daily Iowegian - 2 December 1969
George McElvain Died Monday
  Centerville -- George Lester McElvain, 77, resident of 615 W. Washington Street, Centerville, the past eight years and of the county for many years, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital Monday, Dec. 1, 1969, at 1:25 p.m. He had been in ill health the past two years and a hospital patient since Nov. 8.
  He was the son of John B. and Miranda Stoner McElvain and was born in Numa, Ia., Sept. 7, 1892. On Feb. 26, 1914, he married Carrie Ferren near Plano, and she survives his passing.
  He was a member of the Baptist Church. The McElvains had farmed near Numa for many years.
  His parents and a brother, Lawrence, preceded him in death.
  Survivors, besides his widow, include five sons, Marion of Indianapolis, Ind., Marvelle, Centerville, R-3, Donald of Chariton, Stanley of Des Moines, and Forrest of Ft. Dodge, Ia; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ada McCabe and Ruth Hibbs, both of Numa.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home. Rev. C. Donald Thrash, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery at Seymour.

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