The Daily Gate City
December 11, 1977
Francis Dallas Bryant, 120 N. 9th St., died at his home 2:20 a.m. today.
Mr. Bryant was born Aug. 26, 1920 in Keokuk, the son of Walter J. and Ethel L. Converse Bryant. With the exception of six years, he lived all his life in Keokuk.
He was employed by the Foote-Mineral Co. for 31 years and was a member of Local No. 148. He married Ruth Evelyn Gustafson Feb. 17, 1952 in Keokuk. He was a member of the First Christian Church.
He served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific --- Japan, Phillipines and Australia during World War II.
He is survived by his wife; a sister, Mrs. William H. (Chloe) Briggs of Keokuk; two brothers, Alfred of Montrose and Riley of Keokuk; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded by his parents, a sister, Opal and three brothers, Walter, Leslie and Dale.
Funeral Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at the DeJong Funeral Home with Rev. R. Terry Halstead officiating. Interment with military rites will be in the Keokuk National Cemetery.
Daily Gate City
April 21, 2000
Gaylord ‘Tub’ Bryant
Gaylord “Tub” Bryant, 70, of Keokuk, died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Keokuk Area Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at DeJong's Funeral Home in Keokuk.
Daily Gate City
April 24, 2000
Gaylord Eugene ‘Tub’ Bryant
June 25, 1929 - April 20, 2000
Gaylord Eugene “Tub” Bryant, 70, of Keokuk, died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Keokuk Area Hospital.
He was born on June 25, 1929, in Keokuk, the son of James Luther and Mildred Margurite Fellows Bryant. He married Rita McLellan on July 29, 1947, in Keokuk. She survives.
Additional survivors include: three children, Vicki Fenton and her husband, Harold, Rita Hanson and Steve Bryant, all of Keokuk; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Mike Russell and his wife, Cathy, of Lomax, Ill., and Richard Russell and his wife, Linda, of Danville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and a sister.
Mr. Bryant lived in Alexandria, Mo., until the age of 19 when he moved to Keokuk.
He was employed as street foreman for the City of Keokuk.
Mr. Bryant was a past member of the Moose Club and the Southside Boat Club of Keokuk. He also belonged to the Teamsters Union and had served as Union Steward.
He spent much of his time boating on the river and loved fishing with his family.
Mr. Bryant was of the Presbyterian faith.
Graveside services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk, with Brother Bill Hauser officiating.
Burial will follow the services.
Visitation is today at DeJong's Funeral Home, with family meeting friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
The Edina Sentinel
January 8, 1970
Tragic Fire in Illinois Claimed Lives of Mother and Four Children
Word has been received here by relatives of a tragedy in Rockford, Ill., Saturday, Jan. 3, 1970, which claimed the lives of a mother and four children in a fire at their home there. Firemen identified the parents as Mr. and Mrs. George Bryant and the dead children as John, 18, Betty, 9, Sidney, 7, and Brian, 3.
Mr. Bryant is a son of Mrs. Martha Klodt of New Windsor, Ill., formerly of here, and a nephew of Lloyd Parton of Edina. The youngest child, Brian, is his son and the other three children are Mrs. Bryant’s by a previous marriage.
The children were found dead in the fire that swept the two-story home on Rockford’s South Side. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant were severely burned, up to 90 per cent of their bodies, in the several futile attempts to reach the children. Mrs. Bryant, 37, died from the burns about 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6, 1970, and funeral services for her and three of the children were held there yesterday afternoon. The older son, John, who was visiting his mother and family over the holidays, was taken to Mississippi for burial by his father.
Mr. Bryant, 44, is listed in "fairly good" condition at Swedish American Hospital there.
Authorities said the fire may have been ignited by a space heater turned high to protect the family against the ten degree temperature while they slept. Mr. Bryant’s sister, Mrs. Marguerite Patterson, told firemen she had warned the family, who moved into the house November 16, about turning the heater too high.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bryant of near Edina went to Rockford and attended the funeral services. Mr. Bryant is a cousin of George Bryant.
The Edina Sentinel
George Bryant of Rockford, Ill., who was burned and lost his wife and four children in a fire which destroyed their home Jan. 3, has been the recipient of a fund by sympathetic people, friends, organizations and the newspaper charities there. The last report here was that the amount had soared to $4250 and funds were still coming in. Mr. Bryant’s mother, Mrs. Martha Klodt, of New Windsor, Ill., volunteered 400 pounds of potatoes and 300 quarts of home canned food to help Mr. Bryant and his sister, Mrs. Marguerite Patterson, get through the winter. Mrs. Patterson is sharing her two-bedroom apartment with Mr. Bryant although she has five children ranging in age from 7 to 14. He did not have to undergo skin grafting and has been released from the hospital, according to word received here.
The Old Berthoud Recorder
June 15, 1995
Guy W. Bryant
Guy Willard Bryant, formerly of Boulder, died Tuesday, June 6, in Loveland. He was 80.
He was born to James Bryant and Loretta Flick Bryant in Keokuk, Iowa on March 23, 1915. He married Bertha McCray on October 5, 1941, in Boulder.
The Bryant family moved to Boulder, where Mr. Bryant attended school, in 1928. He worked in forestry as well as at the Broadway Creamery in Denver and at Denver Tramway before joining the Army in 1942.
He later worked for Public Service Company of Colorado in Boulder for 35 years and moved to Berthoud from Longmont in 1987.
He served in World War II in the artillery.
Mr. Bryant was a member of Johnstown First Baptist Church and the Boulder County Rural Fire Company. He was a Boy Scout leader and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Bryant of Berthoud; a son, Paul Bryant of Berthoud; two daughters, Peggy Bryant of Windsor and Coleen Root of Longmont; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held June 9 at Foothills Garden of Memory in Longmont. The Rev. Bob Weber of Johnstown First Baptist Church officiated.
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland handled the arrangements.