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Thelma Welch Kiburz
January 17, 1906–July 5, 1996
Funeral services for Thelma Kiburz, 90, were held Monday, July 8, 1996 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Duane Ferguson officiated at the services.
Thelma Kiburz of Monticello died Friday, July 5, 1995 at the Senior Home, Monticello, following an extended illness.
Thelma Welch was born January 17, 1906 in Binger, Oklahoma, the daughter of William and Ida (Bickford) Welch. She received her education in the rural schools of Jackson County, near Emeline.
Thelma Welch and Frank Kiburz were married February 4, 1925 in Jones County. The couple farmed in the Scotch Grove area until 1954 when they moved to Monticello. Frank preceded her in death on November 3, 1969. She moved to the Senior Home March 23, 1994.
Thelma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She also belonged to the Jones county Historical Society and the Garden Club.
Survivors include three children, William Kiburz of Bedford, Iowa, Kenneth Kiburz of Marion, Iowa and Anna Linda Ganzer, Wheatland, Iowa; eleven grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, and a brother Manville Welch, Monticello. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and a brother.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Monticello Express, July 11, 1996

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