Monday, February 14, 2011

Ida R. (Morrison) McGavran, 1903-1996

Daily Iowegian – April 1996
  Ida R. McGavran, daughter of B. A. and Lutitia (Stoner) Morrison, was born January 28, 1903 in Appanoose County, Iowa. She passed away April 7, 1996 at the Seymour Care Center at the age of 93 years, 2 months, 9 days.
  She lived in the Jerome area all of her life, where she farmed and was a life-time member of the Jerome Methodist Church.
  She married George Mincks in 1922 and they later divorced. She married Charles McGavran in 1947 and he preceded her in death. Also preceding here were her parents and a sister, Mary C. Jones.
  She is survived by two sons, Richard Mincks and wife, Genevieve of Seymour and William Mincks and wife, Donna of Cedar Falls; a newphew, Frank D. Jones of Naples, Florida; four grandchildren, Mary Catherine Couchman of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Steven Mincks of Chillicothe, Missouri; Jane Turner of Clive, Iowa, and Susan Pitcher of Las Vegas, Nevada; plus four great-grandchildren, Duane Couchman of Milo; Troy Couchman of Bella Vista, Ark.; and Andrew and Laura Turner of Clive, Iowa.
  Ida was active in her family life, the church and White Shrine of Jerusalem, in which she served as Worthy High Priestess.
  Funeral services were held Thursday, April 11, 1996 at 1:30 p.m. from the Randolph Funeral Home, Seymour with Rev. Leroy Perkins officiating. The hymns “In The Garden” and “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” were sung by Milton Albertson, accompanied by Mary Parker, pianist.
  Pallbearers were Troy Couchman, Gary Couchman, Duane Couchman, Brian Turner, Steven Mincks and Paul McElvain.  Honorary bearers were Kenneth Owen and John Ponsetto. Interment was in the Jerome Cemetery.
  A memorial was established to the Jerome Methodist Church.
Ida R. McGavran's Gravestone in Jerome Cemetery
  The editor sincerely appreciates that the above obituary was found and sent to The Jerome Journal by Brenda DeVore of the Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County, Corydon, Iowa.

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