Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vera Edna Sedgewick Owen, 1887-1952

Daily Iowegian - 22 August 1952
Vera E. Owen Taken by Death
  Mrs. Vera E. Owen, 65, of 209 So. 12th St., died Thursday morning at 9 a.m., August 21, at the home of her son, Kenneth of Jerome. She had been ill for over a year, following an unsuccessful operation for a brain tumor. She was a life long resident of Appanoose County, living on a farm west of Jerome throughout her married life until the death of her husband, Samuel J. Owen, in 1940. Since then she has made her home in Centerville. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy, five sons, Tom of Louisville, Ky., Hobart of Crown Point, Ind., Richard of Glenwood, Kenneth of Jerome, Donald of Fort Wayne, Ind., and eight grandchildren. She also has five brothers living, Tom Sedgwick of St. Louis, Will Sedgwick of Des Moines, Owen Sedgwick of Davenport, Ben Sedgwick of Rock Island, and Theodore Sedgwick of Centerville. She was a member of the Christians who meet at the Gospel Hall here. Funeral services and burial will be at Jerome Sunday afternoon.
  By her request her family asks that no flowers be sent. 

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