Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mary Frances Gump Allan, 1883-1932

Centerville Iowegian – 8 October 1932
Mary Frances Allan
  Mary Frances Gump, daughter of [James] Elwood and Lucinda Gump, was born near Seymour, Iowa, Nov. 9, 1883, and at the time of her death was 48 years, 10 months and 12 days of age.
  She was married to George Allan on Dec. 27, 1903, and to this union were born six children.
  Those surviving are, Mrs. Edw. Brouch of Mankato, Minn., Mrs. Roy Randolph of Centerville, Edmond of Jerome and Ralph at home.  Two infants preceded her in death.
  Besides the bereaved husband and children the departed is survived by four brothers, Clark, Winfield, Fred and Millard Gump of Washington, Mrs. W. P. Mason and Mrs. Elsworth Gump of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Beaddy [Beedie or Bedia Ices Gump] Puckett of Potlatch, Idaho, Mrs. [Sarah] Eddie Hendley of Mankato, Minn.
  Mrs. Allan united with the Believers church more than 25 years ago and in her last suffering manifested her faith in an all-wise Savior and received much comfort therefrom.
  Mrs. Allan was well known in this community as a loving, sacrificing and faithful mother and as a good and genial neighbor.
  She will be sadly missed in her home and in the community which knew her presence.

George Allan, 1882-1957

Centerville Iowegian – 10 September 1957
George Allan
  George Allan, son of Robert and Anna [McClure] Allan, was born in Irving [Irvine, North Ayrshire], Scotland, Dec. 6, 1881 [1882]. At the age of two years he came with his parents and sister Margaret to the United States.
  He was one of a large family, surviving him are three brothers and one sister. They are Thomas of Jerome, Mrs. William Hardy also of Jerome, Alfred of Guthrie Center, and William of Ottumwa.
  He was married to Mary [Frances] Gump in 1904 [December 27, 1903], she passed away in 1932. Six children were born of this union, two dying in infancy. Mourning his departure are Edmond of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, Mrs. Ethel Villa of Lake Crystal, Minnesota, Ralph of Mankato, Minnesota and Mrs. Dorothy Randolph of Centerville. There are three grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
  In 1942 he was married to Lois Brown of Ottumwa, and they resided in Eddyville until her death in 1951. He then went to Lake Crystal, Minn., to make his home with his daughter.
  He came to Christ twenty-five years ago and was received into the assembly at Jerome and has been in full fellowship ever since. He daily read the Bible and continued to admonish his children to seek the Savior he knew so well.
  “The Lord giveth; and the Lord taketh away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Card of Thanks
  We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the food, flowers and kindness shown during the loss of our loved one.
  Edmond Allan, Ralph Allan, Ethel Villa, and Dorothy Randolph.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Elmer H. Stoner, 1893-1962

The Seymour Herald – 30 August 1962
Elmer H. Stoner
  Elmer H., youngest son of Samuel and LaAnna Stoner, was born near Jerome, April 14, 1893, and passed away at the Wayne county hospital in Corydon Aug. 21, 1962, at the age of 69 years, four months and seven days.
  He was united in marriage to Nettie Crouch May 5, 1921, who survives him. To this union were born three daughters, Blanche Ellis, Marie Stanton and Coleen.
  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Coleen; his father and mother, one brother, Robert L., and one sister, Marcia Crouch.
  He leaves his wife, Nettie, two daughters, Mrs. Marie Stanton of Seymour and Mrs. Blanche Ellis of Allerton; two sons-in-law, James Stanton of Seymour and Virgil Ellis of Allerton; three grandchildren, Lary James and Jo Marlene Stanton and Connie Sue Ellis; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Crouch of Seymour, nieces and nephews, several cousins and a host of friends.
  During the winter of 1925 he confessed the Lord, Jesus Christ, as his personal Savior, accepting God’s way of salvation as set forth in the gospel of St. John, Chapter 5, verse 24:  “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life and shall not come unto condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Also in the Epistle to the Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse 8 and 9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.”
  He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was a victim of f lingering illness and he met each day of suffering with courage, strengthened by the care of his loving wife, who stayed with him constantly.
 Rev. David Lawrence of Centerville officiated at the funeral at the Liggett Funeral home Thursday, Aug. 23.  Burial was in Jerome cemetery. Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence sang the hymns.

  Paul bearers were Kenneth Owen, Carl Hamm, Home Andrews, Bert Voyce, Harold McElvain and Elmer Elliott.  Friends who assisted with the flowers wee Mrs. Clement Davis, Mrs. Russell Phillips, Mrs. Homer Andrews and Mrs. Charles Burkhiser Jr.

La Anna Bollman Stoner, 1864-1937

Iowegian - 9 January 1927
  Laanna Bollman, daughter of William and Elizabeth Bollman, was born in Appanoose County, Iowa, June 10th, 1864. She grew to womanhood in the Jerome vicinity, the place of her birth, receiving her education in the public schools. On September the 25th, 1887, she was united in marriage to Samuel Stoner and they began to make their home in this part of the county. Two sons and two daughters were born to bless this union: R. L. at home, Mrs. Marcia Crouch, Ethel and Elmer, all of the Jerome vicinity.  Mrs. Stoner departed this life at her home Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock January 5th, 1937, age 72 years, 6 months and 25 days. In early life she was converted, uniting with the Jerome Methodist church; to which church and faith she remained until death., She was a tender and loving mother and had a host of friends, some of them driving for several miles to attend the funeral service which was held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the church of which she so long had been a member. The service was in charge of the Rev. Luther W. Childs of Centerville. Besides the four children, Mrs. Stoner is survived by one brother, C. C. Bollman and one sister, Mrs. Mary Wilson, both of Jerome, also two granddaughters, Blanche and Vera Colene Stoner.   In death she was preceded by her husband, who passed away five and one-half years ago, an infant granddaughter, Vera Colene Stoner, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lottie Stoner, who passed away five years ago. The body was laid to rest in the Jerome cemetery in the family lot.