Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mabel Ruth Barton Felkner, 1896-1964

Daily Iowegian - 20 March 1964
Mrs. Felkner Rites Sunday
  Mrs. Mabel Ruth Felkner of Centerville Route 3 passed away Thursday, March 19, at 5:10 p.m. in the University Hospital in Iowa City, where she had been a patient for 50 days. At the time of her death she was 67 years, 7 months and 17 days of age.
  Born August 2, 1896, in Appanoose County, Iowa, she was the daughter of Joseph and Viola Butler Barton. She was married April 19, 1917, in Albia, Iowa, to Gail W. Felkner who survives.
  She was a member of the Jerome Methodist Church, past president of W.S.C.S., B.P.W. Club, Farm Bureau Women's Club, Republican Women's Club, and the M.O.A.S. Club.
  Surviving are her husband, four children, Robert Dale Felkner of East Moline, Ill., Gail W. Felkner Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., Betty Gene Cary of Centerville, and Richard Lee Felkner of Corydon, Iowa; ten grandchildren, two sisters, Miss Bernice Barton of Ventura, Calif., Mrs. Mary Mickey of Seymour, and two brothers, Harlan Barton of Stering, Colo., and Bill Barton of Chicago, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and a son, Winifred, in infancy.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. from the Centerville Methodist Church with Rev. George McMullen officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home until Sunday noon. 

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