Daily Gate City
October 21, 1988
Jim Bryant, 61, of Kerryville, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct.18, in Kerryville.
He was born April 25, 1927, in Keokuk, the son of James Luther and Mildred Fellows Bryant. He married Patricia J. Hardy on Aug. 30, 1946, in Kahoka. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He spent most of his life in the Peoria area, being employed as a salesman for Quality Bakers. He moved to Kerryville in 1985.
He was of the Methodist Faith.
Survivors include his wife; daughters Carol Rear of Ingram, Texas, Denna Elliott of Bossie City, La. and Christy Rynearson of Kerryville; sons Johnny Bryant of Kerryville and Allan Bryant of Marbel Falls, Texas; brother Gaylord Bryant of Keokuk; half brothers Richard Russell of Danville, Iowa and Mike Russell of Lomax, Ill.; sister Bonita Nourse of Colona, Ill. and nine grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Kerryville Funeral chapel.
The Memphis Reveille
December 17, 1896
Riley Bryant, mail carrier between Hazelville and Baring, was stricken with paralysis, apoplexy or heart failure in Baring Tuesday of this week while hitching his team, and fell over. He lingered an hour or two before the vital spark fled. Mr. Bryant was well known in this city, having lived on Oak Ridge near town for several years.
March 28, 1923
JOHN THOMAS BRYANT
John Thomas Bryant, son of Peter and Lucretia (Wright) Bryant, was born Sept 15, 1862, in Carthage township, Hancock County, Illinois. He was married to the widow of his brother, Josiah, Mary (Reeder) Bryant, March 24, 1896, who at the time had two young daughters, Mabel and Josephine, he taking the full place of a father to these two children, who had been bereft of their own father on Dec. 15, 1891.
Mr. Bryant had resided practically all of his life in the neighborhood of his birth, where he passed away on thursday evening, March 22, 1923, at the age of 60 years, 6 months and 7 days.
Three sisters, Mrs. Martha Harbur, of Memphis, MO.; Mrs. Nancy Boston, of Carthage, ILL.; and Mrs. Minnie Kiser1, of Baring, MO., survive him. Three brothers, Riley, Ambrose and Josiah had preceded him to the better land, as also had two sisters, Mrs. Mary Van Dyke and Mrs. Louise Powell.
Deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he having united with the Elm Tree congregation about twenty-five years ago. Beside his affiliation with the church he was also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, the Hancock County Mutual Life Association and of the Royal Neighbors of America.
His sincerity in his religious professions was given full and practical expression in his universally fair and upright dealings in all social and business relations, and, most of all, in his loyal and unstinted devotion to his family. With them we sorrow, with them cherish the memory of him whose loss we deeply deplore.
The funeral was held at Elm Tree Church saturday, Rev. W.W. Bollinger officiating. Twenty-seven years ago that day and at this same hour 11:00 o'clock, his marriage to his surviving wife occured at the Methodist Church in Carthage.
March 31, 1943
Twenty Years Ago
John T. Bryant died at his home in Hancock Township, March 24th, aged 61. In 1896 he married the widow of his brother Josiah, who survived him, together with her two daughters Mabel and Josephine, his sisters, Mrs. Martha Harbur, Mrs. Nancy Boston and Mrs. Minnie Kiser1. Three brothers, Riley, Ambrose and Josiah, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary VanDyke, and Mrs. Louise Powell preceded him in death.
The Daily Gate City
April 24, 1963
Delbert Bryant, 1214 William street, dies
Delbert Bryant, 46, of 1214 William, died at 10:35 a.m. today in Graham hospital.
The body is at DeJong's Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements and the obituary will be published later.
The Daily Gate City
April 25, 1963
Delbert Bryant funeral service to be Saturday
J. Delbert Dale Bryant, 47, 1214 Williams street, died at 10:35 Wednesday morning in Graham hospital. He had been in failing health for the last two years and seriously ill for the past two months.
Born March 25, 1916 near Greensburg, Mo., he was the son of J. Walter and Ethel L. Converse Bryant. He spent most of his life in Keokuk where he was an employe of the Electro-Metals Company for 18 years.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the Men's Fellowship.
Surviving are his mother, four brothers, Alfred, of Montrose, Riley, Francis and Charles (Leslie) all of Keokuk, a sister, Mrs. William (Chloe) Briggs, Keokuk, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, a brother and a sister.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 Saturday afternoon at DeJong Funeral Home with the Rev. A. L. Ullestad officiating. Burial will be in Long Ridge cemetery1 near Memphis, Mo.
The Edina Sentinal
A Daughter Born In Novelty Dead
Mrs. Julia A. Whiles of Billings, Mont., a native of Novelty, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Bryant, died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning, Feb. 8, 1959, at a nursing home in Billings of a heart ailment. She was 79 years old and was born Aug. 12, 1879. It is presumed funeral services and burial were in Billings although no word to that effect came with a clipping from a paper there received Tuesday by Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Epperson of southwest of Edina. Mrs. Whiles was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marshall Huntsberry, of Billings and a brother, S. A. Bryant, of Cushing, Okla., and three grandchildren. As Miss Julia A. Bryant, Mrs. Whiles was married in 1904 at Ralston, Okla., to Jonathan Whiles, who died in 1914. She served as house mother at Cottey College, Nevada, Mo., from 1929 until her retirement in 1948. She lived also in Cushing and went to Billings in 1955. Mrs. Whiles was a member of the Christian Church and the P. E. 0. and was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Cushing.
The Daily Gate City
July 19, 1978
Mrs. Lelah Chloe Briggs, 71, 2900 S. 7th St. died unexpectedly at 5:30 a.m. this morning.
Arrangements are pending at DeJong Funeral Home.
The Daily Gate City
July 20, 1978
Mrs. Chloe Briggs, 2900 So. 7th St., died at the Keokuk Area Hospital East, at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Briggs was born on September 30, 1905 at Greensburg, Mo., the daughter of Walter J. and Ethel L. Converse Bryant. She has lived in Keokuk most of her life. She married William H. Briggs, Sr. on September 23, 1936 in Edina, Mo. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, three sons, William Henry Briggs, Jr. of Keokuk, Robert Allen Briggs of Keokuk, Horras Carroll Carlton of Keokuk, two daughters, Mrs. James (Rose Ann) Smith of Keokuk, Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Carlson of Keokuk, two brothers, Alfred Bryant of Montrose, Riley Bryant of Keokuk, 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, a sister, two sons, a daughter and a grandchild.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the DeJong Funeral Home with Rev. R. Terry Halstead officiating. Interment will be in the Sand Cemetery, St. Francisville, Mo.
Leo Henry Bryant
Bryant, died at noon today of tuberculosis, age 20 years. The family came here a year ago last October from Keokuk, Iowa, for his health.
The deceased was born in Bloomfield, Iowa, June 27, 1907. The father has a position at the Alba dairy. The body is at the Kelso mortuary awaiting funeral arrangements. Besides the parents three brothers survive, Gale, aged 17, Guy, 12, and Kenneth, 7. They are members of the Christian church.