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Claribel Marie Roseberry Cress
June 23, 1916–April 17, 2008
Claribel M. Cress, 91, of Onslow, Iowa, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at her home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Burial was in the Clay Cemetery, Onslow, Iowa.
Claribel Marie Roseberry was born on June 23, 1916 in Center Point, daughter of Austin Alpaugh Roseberry and Susan Emma (Bumgardner) Roseberry. She married Forest Earl Cress on July 16, 1931 in Toddville, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2004.
She was a housewife and had farmed with her husband. She was a past member of Green's Grove Ladies Aid, Presbyterian Women's Guild, Phythian Sisters and the Claytonian Club. She was a member of the 63 Club and a member of Cedar Valley Pepper Club for over 60 years. Claribel enjoyed quilting and collecting music boxes and miniature tea sets.
Claribel is survived by two daughters, Dorotha Bickford and Evelyn (Howard) Luckstedt, both of Wyoming; two sons Dennis (Charlotte) Cress, Iowa City and Randy (Carol) Cress, Anamosa; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Bert (Evelyn) Roseberry, Center Point and a sister, Evadene (Howard) Keith, Warwick, Massachusetts. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a grandson, Timothy Joseph Cress (1964), a son Mark Allen Cress (1994), a daughter-in-law, Nancy Cress, son-in-law, Don Bickford, a sister Violet Elgin, and six brothers, Dallas, Mark, Roy, Max, Paul and Robert Roseberry.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt


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