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|Aurilla Tippett Walters
Died November 23, 1925
|Mrs. B. M. Walters, 71, died Thursday (November 23, 1925) at 1:30 p.m., at her late home in Onslow, after an illness of three months. She is survived by her husband, B. M. Walters, and three sons, Roy, of Anamosa; Wilson, of Audubon; P. S., of Waterloo; and two daughters, Mrs. Ada Henningsen, of Dyke; and Mrs. Sibyl Smith, of Washington, D.C. Also by three sisters, Mesdames Elizabeth Orr and Belle Howard of Onslow and Victoria French of Spencer, and by several grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Walters celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 10, 1925, by holding a family dinner and open house for friends in the afternoon. Mrs. Walters' maiden name was Aurilla Tippett. She came to Iowa when two years old and most of her time since has been spent in and near Onslow. She was an active member of the Ladies' Guild of the Presbyterian Church, and a helper in the upward movement in the town. The funeral was held at the late home Saturday afternoon, and was in charge of Rev. C. H. Meyer, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. A quartet composed of Arthur Noyes, Walter Koon, Mrs. Walter Koon and Mrs. Otha Johnson, sang "Dear Thou My Bark," "Shall We Meet Beyond the River," and "Nearer My God to Thee," with Mrs. Etta Brown at the piano. Among those present from out of town were: Dr. E. N. Stoffel, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koch, and Mrs. Stevensen, of Wyoming; Mrs. R. J. Bone, and Mrs. Hilah Hutton, of Monticello; Robert Russell, C. B. Paul and Park Chamberlain, of Anamosa; Mr. and Mrs. John Neelan, Mrs. Esther Hall, and Mrs. Ida Ralston of Maquoketa. Many others from the surrounding country added to the townspeople filled the house to overflowing as they gathered to pay their last respects to a beloved, wife, mother and neighbor. Interment was in the family lot in Clay Cemetery.
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