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Ida Carter Stivers
October 14, 1861–April 14, 1950
Ida Carter Stivers, age 88, daughter of the late James and Rhoda Carter was born in Jackson township, Jones County, Iowa on October 14, 1861 and passed away on April 14, 1950 in a Wyoming Nursing home. Services will be held Monday at 2 PM in the Olin Methodist church. Burial will be in the Olin cemetery.
Mrs. Stivers spent her life in Jones County. The pioneer home near Anamosa in which she was born was established by her parents when they came to Iowa. Her father came from Goustershire, England and her mother from Ohio. She was one of a family of nine children. As a young woman she taught Pleasant Hill School until she was united in marriage to Charles Douglas Stivers on December 27, 1881.
They established their home near Newport and lived there until September 1908, when they moved to their home in Olin where she lived until after Mr. Stivers death in September of 1946.
In early life Mrs. Stivers attended Sunday School and Church at Antioch. After moving to Olin, joined and took active part in all Methodist Church activities.
She has been true to her religion, as has been shown by her many acts of kindness and generosity. She always had a cheery word for the discouraged and was ready to help in sickness and health.
Surviving are her son Ray, and his wife Lila, also a granddaughter Evelyn Stivers Whitmore and her husband James, all living on the farm near Newport. Two devoted sisters, Mrs. Melissa Ballou, Olin, Mrs. Lewis Starry, Des Moines, a sister-in-law Mrs. Nathan Carter, Anamosa, and a brother-in-law Mr. C. E. Gordon, Marion, Iowa.

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