Ida Alice (Moss) Osborn
Ida Alice MOSS OSBORN, daughter of Mr. and Ms. John W. Moss, was born April 15, 1860 in the state of Illinois near Freeport in Stevenson (sic) souncty and was called to her heavenly home October 31, 1939 at 10:35 a.m. at the home of her son, Henry, and wife at Hartley, Iowa.
The last 3 weeks preceding her death was spent visiting with her son, Henry and wife. Thursday morning, October 26, 1939 she was suddenly stricken with a stroke from which she failed to recover. Up to the time of her last illness she had enjoyed fairly good health.
On July 8, 1877, she was united in marriage to John W. Osborn of Freeport, Illinois. For 3 years they lived on a farm east of Freeport, ill. In the spring of 1880 they immigrated to Iowa and settled on a farm near Cherokee, Iowa, in Aftown Township. They lived in this vicinity up to the time of her husband's death which occurred the 29th day of June, 1931, after which she made her home with her sons, John and Lester Osborn of Cherokee.
To this union 8 children were born. Two daughters preceded thier mother in death. Mourning her loss are four sons and two daguthers: Henry T. Osborn, Hartley iowa; Mrs. Mary Etta Hunnewell of Los Angeles, California; George E. Osborn, of Fairmont, ND; John E. Osborn of Cherokee, Iowa; Mrs. Julia Hicks of Lafayette, Ind; Lester C. Osborn of Cherokee, Iowa. Two sons-in-law and two daugthers-in-law, 27 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends also survive. She had always been a faithful wife, kind and loving mother, having accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour and friend when just a young girl and all through her life had been a close follower of her Savior.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Nov 3, 1939 at the 7th Day Adventist Church. Rev. Arhibold of Sioux City will be in charge. Burial will be in Afton cemetery. Appleyard Boothby Funeral Home is in charge. Pallbearers wer Lee Irwin, Lewis Munson, Fred Felton, John Kelly, Roy Sanford and Laurence Davis.
Cherokee Daily Times. No Location of Paper: assume it is from Cherokee County IA. No date given: Must have been post 31 Oct 1939). Submitted by: Karen Zach on 12 June 2003