Friday, August 12, 2016
Carl William Fenton, 1909-1981
Carl William Fenton, a lifelong resident of the are, who had resided on Route 2, Seymour since November 1, 1980, died suddenly at his home Thursday, March 26, 1981. He had suffered a heart attack in September.
Born February 18, 1909, north of Plano, he was the son of Joe and Mary McAninch Fenton. He married Nora Finton at Corydon in 1929, and she died October 22, 1967. On April 12, 1976, he married Bessie Cochran Fenton in Las Vegas, Nev., and she survives.
Mr. Fenton was employed by Appanoose County many years, and farmed in the Brushy vicinity prior to that time. His parents, one grandson, two brothers, Emerl Fenton and Merl Fenton, and two sisters, Alta Farris and Bertha Hawk, preceded him in death.
Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Burness Fenton of Biloxi, Miss.; Robert Fenton of Davenport; two daughters, Leona Foster, Eldridge, Ia.; and Fern Davolt, Bettendorf, Ia.; one stepson, Donald Fenton, Lineville, Ia.; three stepdaughters, Beulah DeVore, Seymour rural route, Mary Lou Levis, Sewal; and Betty Burns, Eldridge, Ia.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, one sister, Icel Hart, Centerville; and one brother, Floyd Fenton, Centerville.
Services were March 28 at Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home in Centerville, with John Lewis officiating. Burial was in Jerome Cemetery.
Gravestone of Carl William and Nora L. Fenton
in the Jerome Cemetery
Row 2, Block 31, Lot 4