Saturday, June 18, 2016

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.

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