Friday, July 1, 2016

Joel Lesley (Joe) Cousins, 1889-1975

Centerville Iowegian – 15 April 1975
   Joel Lesley (Joe) Cousins, 19 West Cottage, Centerville, died Tuesday, April 15, 1975, at the age of 86.
  Born October 27, 1889, in Ravannah, [Mercer county,] Missouri, he was the son of Charles and Nancy [Scott] Cousins. He was married to Estella Ellen Rash in Trenton, Missouri, December 2, 1908. She died September 4, 1969.
  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and ten brothers and sisters.
  Surviving are two children, Mrs. Ocie Sedgwick, Centerville, and Leslie Cousins, Ottumwa; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
  Mr. Cousins has been employed by the Milwaukee railroad for 47 years, and was section foreman at Jerome when he retired. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
  Services will be Friday, 1:30 p.m., at Johnson Home, with the Rev. Olen Adams officiating.  Burial will be in Jerome Cemetery.

Gravestone in Jerome Cemetery
Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa
Row 1, Block 31, Lot 1

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