Monday, November 30, 2009

Mirinda Alice Stoner McElvain, 1864-1947

Seymour Herald - 26 June 1947
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Services Held for Mrs. John McElvain
  Funeral services for Mrs. John McElvain were held at the Baptist church in Seymour Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m., Rev. W. M. Cleeton, pastor, officiating.
  Interment was made in the South Lawn cemetery.
  Music was furnished by Mrs. Lucy Hughes and Mrs. Reva Anderson with Miss Allie Clark at the piano.
  Flower girls were the granddaughters, Donna and Dorothy Hibbs, Marjorie McElvain, Mrs. Paul McElvain, Mrs. Stanley McElvain and Mrs. Marvelle McElvain.
  Pall bearers were five grandsons, Harold, Paul, Marvelle, Donald, and Stanley McElvain and Richard Mincks, a nephew.
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  Mirinda Alice Stoner, daughter of Noah and Catherine Stoner, was born near Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, on February 25, 1864. She passed away at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 20 days on Sunday, June 15, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada McCabe, where she has made her home for the past two years, since the death of her husband.
  She was one of a family of 12 children, all having preceded her in death, except one sister.
  She was united in marriage to John B. McElvain on Nov. 19, 1891. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive her in death.  One son, Lawrence, passed away in 1942.
  She lived her entire life in Appanoose county with the exception of three years in Wayne county.
  She has been confined to her home for many years because of poor health and for teh past three years has been an invalid.
  Prior to her years of confinement, she was quite cheerful. She was an unselfish, loving mother, companion and friend.
  She is survived by her son George, and daughters--Mrs. Ada McCabe, and Mrs. Ruth Hibbs, all of Numa, her sister, Mrs. Ellen Van Dorn of Seymour; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Card of Thanks
  We wish to thank all of our neighbors and friends for their kindness and floral offerings, during the illness and death of our mother.
The McElvain Family

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