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Died February 13, 1931
|Clifford Howard, who had been ill the past two weeks at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, passed away Friday morning at 10:30. His body was brought to his home in Onslow that evening. Clifford had been in poor health for the past 12 years, but twas very ambitious and had run the garage in Onslow for the past three years, and had many friends.
Clifford Howard was born in Clay Mills 35 years ago and had spent his life there until the past seven years, when he, with his mother and sisters, came to Onslow, where they have lived since. He leaves his mother and four sisters to mourn his loss; Mrs. Edith Ames, Mrs. Ora Allen, Mrs. Matie Ireland and Mrs. Irma Bickford, four nephews and one niece, and other relatives. He will be missed by many friends in Onslow and his old home, who admired him for his courage to carry on his work while in poor health, but mostly by his mother to whom he had been a faithful son.
The funeral took place in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Flett had charge of the service. Music was furnished by Mrs. James Macaulay, Mrs. Howard Willison and Arthur Nfyes. The casket bearers were: Howard Willison, George Sears, Russell Chapman, George French, Floyd Chatterton and Kenneth Kennedy. There was a large attendance, the church and basement and entry being filled. The floral offering were many and beautiful.
Those from out of town who attended were: M. B. Walters and daughter, Mrs. Ada Heningsen, of Dyke, Mr. and Mrs. Purl Walters of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Pockels and Miss Velma Hall of Maquoketa, Miss Lucille Burgess of Stanwood, Mrs. Matie Ireland and son of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Emma Smith and Mrs. Grace Bickford of Monmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Cal Chase of Scotch Grove.
Mrs. Belle Howard and her daughters desire to thank the many kind friends who assisted them and for the beautiful floral offering.
The body was laid to rest in the Bethel (now known as Clay) cemetery beside his father and two sisters who preceded him.
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