The Carthage Republican
August 3, 1949
-- JOETTA --
JOETTA, July 30 -- Everett Edward Gillenwater retired and well known farmer passed away at his home 2 miles southwest of Joetta at 4:20 a. m. Wednesday, July 21 after about a year's decline in health.
He was born August 24, 1870 near Oak Grove to David and Sarah Riggens Gillenwater, highly respected pioneer citizens of the township. Surviving to mourn his passing are his devoted widow, the former Margaret McAndrews, six sons and daughters: Mrs. Robert Case of Waterloo, Iowa, Chaney Gillenwater of Perry, Missouri, Mrs. Robert Andrews of Ft. Madison, Iowa, Harold of Coydon, Iowa, Rolland at home, Marie Ransom of East Moline. Preceding him in death were the following children: Phylis, Leo Francis, John and infant twins. Two sisters Mrs. Pearl Johnson of Oak Grove and Verla Cludray of Plymouth, grandchildren, Mrs. Lawrence Tank of Lime Springs, Iowa, Robert Case, Jr., of Waterloo, Iowa, Donald and Marline Channey, Jr., of Perry, Missouri, Wanda Lee Andrews of Ft. Madison, Iowa, Delores, Lloyd and Leveta Gillenwater, Marshall Gillenwater of Carthage, Robert Ransom of East Moline and one great grandchild, Betty Lou Case. Mr. Gillenwater united with the Christian Church at Oak Grove when a young man, also was a member of the Odd Fellows.
He was held in high regard by a host of friends; was truly a devoted and thoughtful companion and father. His many thoughtful considerations were also shared by his many friends and neighbors. Many times he went beyond his strength to do something for some one in need.
Funeral services were held at the Elms at Carthage at 2:00 p. m. Saturday with Rev. Walter C. Burk officiating. Music by Mrs. Vernen Webster and Shirley Webster. Pallbearers were Leo King, Junior King, Stephen Johnson, Billy Johnson, Harold Smith and Edward Riggins. Interment at Oak Grove cemetery. He had many lovely floral offerings, showing the esteem for the departed. He shall be sorely missed in his home and in the community.
Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Case, Jr., and daughter of Waterloo, Ia., Mrs. Lawrence Tank, Lime Springs, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Gillenwater and son of Perry, Missouri, Robert E. Ransom, Boston, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ransom of East Moline, Joann Sindt, of East Moline, Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Milsend of Rock Island, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Pearson and daughter of Keokuk, Ia., Mrs. Mary Bruce and daughter of Pittsfield, Patrich McAndrews, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Davis, Donald and Marline Gillenwater, of Fort Madison, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Andy McGee, West Point, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Johnson, Keokuk, Iowa.
Mary Jane White
From a newspaper clipping of unknown origin
in a scrapbook compiled by
Mrs. Orval (Addie May Jackson) Beadles.
Retired Tennessee Farmer Passes Away
Everett Gillenwater, retired farmer west of Tennessee, died 4:20 this morning at his home after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Saturday afternoon at The Elms funeral home in Carthage, the Rev. Walter Burk officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery near Carthage.
He was born Aug. 24, 1870 in Hancock county, a son of David and Sarah Riggins Gillenwater. Surviving are his widow, the former Margaret McAndrews, six sons and daughters, Mrs. Robert Case of Waterloo, Ia., Chauncey Gillenwater of Perry, Mo., Mrs. Bert Andrews of Fort Madison, Ia., Harold Gillenwater of Corydon, Ia., Rolland Gillenwater of Tennessee and Mrs. George Ransom of East Moline. Two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Johnson, Carthage rural route, and Mrs. Verla Cludray of Plymouth, also survive.
** Handwritten on the clipping is the date July 21, 1949.
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