|Ida Mae Ireland Pealer
Mrs. Edward Pealer
|Ida Mae Ireland Pealer was born February 12, 1865, in Jackson township, Jones county, the youngest daughter of William H. and Lucinda Ireland, and passed away at Mercy hospital, Anamosa, June 3, 1944 at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 22 days.
When she was 7 years old she moved with her parents to Wyoming, where she continued to live her entire life. She united with the Methodist church at an early age, being at the time of her death, one of its oldest members. Years ago she took an active part in the church�s fiftieth anniversary.
On December 20, 1893 she was united in marriage to Edward S. Pealer, at which time the family home was established and in which home she still resided at the time of her death. To this union were born two daughters, Nina, Mrs. Orlie Dawes of Wyoming, and Gladys, Mrs. Walter Janvick of Moline, Ill.
Up until three years ago when her health failed she was prominent in all things pertaining to the betterment of the community, being an active member of the Ladies Aid of her church, the Women�s Home Missionary society, of which she served as president for over 20 years; the Woman�s Relief Corps, and the Order of the Eastern Star lodge, in which lodge she held many offices; the Past Matrons Circle of that lodge; the T. T. club and various study clubs. During the first World War she was active in Red Cross work. She was a woman who was respected and loved by not only her family, but by all who came to know her.
Her husband passed away July 1, 1943 and since that time she has continued to live in the home which has been hers for 50 years, with the exception of five months spent with her daughter.
Surviving are her two daughters mentioned before, one sister, Mrs. Martha Woodyard of Manila, Iowa, two grandchildren, Orval and Betty Dawes of Wyoming, three nieces and three nephews.
The above obituary was read at the funeral services held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Harrington Funeral Home with the Rev. E. G. Steinman, pastor of the Methodist church, in charge. Burial was in the Wyoming cemetery.
Submitted by: Chlona Hanken Hoppe