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Mary Ellen Bryant
KEOKUK, Iowa --- Mrs. Mary Ellen Bryant, 80, of Keokuk, died at 3:27 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 2, 1993) in Keokuk Area Hospital.
Born Aug. 19, 1913, in Alexandria, Mo., Mrs. Bryant was a daughter of Fuller H. and Ida E. Logue Mortimer. She was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of First Baptist Church of Hamilton, Ill.
On March 17, 1936, she married W. Wayne Bryant in Kahoka, Mo. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by a son, six brothers, a sister, two grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Survivors include four sons, Larry R. of Irving, Texas, Lonnie D. and Melvin N., both of Keokuk, and Kenneth L. of Mesa, Ariz; three daughters, Wanda Glasgow of Springdale, Ark., Mrs. Irvin L. (Marilyn J.) Spence of Irving, and Mrs. William A. (Janice) Hayden of Alexandria; a brother; 26 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in DeJong's Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Davis and the Rev. William Cotten. Burial will be in Buena Vista Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 3-9 p.m. Friday with family meeting friends after 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Buena Vista Cemetery.
January 19, 1938
Mrs. Mary Bryant’s remains interred at Moss Ridge here.
The body of Mrs. Thomas Bryant, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Bailey in Lewistown, Mo., January 14, was interred in the family lot in Moss Ridge Cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock, a minister from Lewistown accompanying the family here and reading the committal service. Mrs. Bryant was 74 years of age.
Mrs. Bryant was Mary Reeder, a native of Middle Creek, this county, and was married to Thomas Bryant, also of the same community. They moved to Missouri some years ago. They were the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Merrill Porter of Hamilton.
The Daily Gate City
March 8, 1963
Mrs. Fellows of Kahoka dies Thursday
Mrs. Mildred M. Fellows of Kahoka died at 11 p.m. Thursday in the University Medical Center at Columbia, Mo. where she was a patient a week.
The daughter of Harvey and Addie Noyes Fellows, she was born September 1, 1908 in Keokuk and had lived in Alexandria and Kahoka for 39 years.
In 1926 she married James L. Bryant and later married Murray S. Russell. While in Keokuk she was a member of the Trinity Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons, James H. Bryant of Alexandria, Gaylord E. Bryant of Keokuk, Harold L. Bryant of Alexandria, and Richard S. and Michael L. Russell of Alexandria, a daughter, Mrs. W. R. (Bonita) Nourse of Colona, Ill., 11 grandchildren, four brothers, Robert, James and Clarence Fellows of Keokuk and Arthur of San Rafael, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Marie) Shaffer of Keokuk and Mrs. Max (Clara) Payne of Torrence, Calif., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, brother and granddaughter.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Greaves Mortuary with the Rev. W. W. Steinmetz officiating. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.
The Daily Gate City
March 11, 1963
Mrs. Mildred Fellows rites held Sunday
Funeral service for Mrs. Mildred M. Fellows was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Greaves Mortuary with the Rev. W. W. Steinmetz officiating.
The pallbearers were D. M. Goldie, Kenneth Sibbing, Donald Bryant, Robert and Jack Fellows and Darrell Bradley. Burial was in Oakland cemetery.
The Memphis Reveille
November 7, 1935
MRS. JOHN D. KIGAR
Mrs. John D. Kigar, for many years a resident of Scotland County died about 11 o'clock Saturday night at her home two miles northwest of Greensburg at the age of 71 years 9 months and 25 days. Mrs. Kigar been in failing health for years but was taken ill suddenly Saturday night and passed away in a short time.
Minnie Frances Bryant was born at Carthage, Il., Jan. 1, 1864. At the age of 18 years she united with the Christian church at Carthage. On Dec. 14, 1881, she was married to John D. Kigar. To them were born ten children, eight sons and two daughters. Seven sons and two daughters survive her in death namely Mrs. Joe Burrus of Baring, Oscar Kigar of Auburn, Mich., Mrs. Burl Saulsberry of Knox City, Earl, Otto and Von Kigar of Greensburg, Lewis Kigar of Baring, Joe and Raymond Kigar of Hurdland. Besides these children she leaves 13 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her departure. Preceding her in death are her husband, John D. Kigar, and two sons Fred and John.
Funeral services at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. C. K. Green of Memphis, at the Greensburg Christian church. Burial was in the Christian cemetery.
Body bearers were Ray Harbur, Paul Harbur, Don Burrus, Zack Burrus and Cordie Kigar.
The singers were Mrs. Lester Kaser, Mrs. Edgar Fetters, Mrs. Claudie Coy, Mrs. Alice Kennison and Mrs. Harry Robeson. Mrs. Hazel Mayfield presided at the piano.
The Daily Gate City
May 11, 1960
Mrs. Collins rites held in Wyaconda
WYACONDA, Mo. -- Mrs. Allie Van Collins, 76, of Wyaconda, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday.
She was born June 24, 1884 in Carthage, Ill., the daughter of Ambrose Bryant and Sarah Johnson.
In 1906 she married Charles Edward Brookhart. To this union five children were born, two girls and three boys.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Retha Howe and Margaret Newberry.
Surviving are three sons, Ayle Brookhart of Novelty, Missouri, William and Charles of Keokuk, three step daughters, Esma Imus of Calif., Inez Collins of Calif., and Marinda Trammel of Galesburg, Illinois, eighteen grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, John Collins of Wyaconda, who died in 1956.
Mrs. Collins was a member of the Baptist church of Wyaconda.
Funeral service was held at the Baptist church, Tuesday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gerald Davidson officiating. Burial was in the Wyaconda cemetery.
Pallbearers were grandsons Jack Brookhart, Billy Lee Brookhart, Eugene Brookhart, Richard Brookhart, Edward Brookhart, Dennis Brookhart.
November 23, 1995
Paul Everet Bryant, 80, of Memphis, Mo., died November 19, 1995, at Grim-Smith Hospital in Kirksville, Mo.
He was born in Scotland County, Mo., January 22, 1915, the son of Charles E. and Verna Self Bryant.
He graduated from Memphis High School, Class of 1936. He was a member of Scotland County I.O.O.F. Lodge #104 and a lifelong member of Dover Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from January 1943 to April 1946. He was employed at Mid-States Engineering & Mfg., Milton, Ia., as a machinist. He retired in 1977.
He was married to Ruth A. Davis Harvey on September 3, 1950, at Memphis, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Memphis, Mo.; five children, Bill Harvey and his wife, Carol, of New Berlin, Wisc., Deanna Dunn and husband, Kent, of Memphis, Mo., Mary Lou Harper and husband, Richard, of Memphis, Mo., Judy Gardner and husband, Ron, of Worthington, Ohio, and Dennis Bryant of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Teri Anderson, Iowa City, Ia., Kristine Leveille, Orlando, Fla., Stacie Juhl, Bloomfield, Ia., Kris Dunn Hoover, Ala., Dana Harper, Columbia, Mo., Dawn Triplett, Rutledge, Mo., Sara, Gretchen, and Alan Gardner, Worthington, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Speer, of Memphis, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Dick Davis and wife, Mary, of Keokuk, Ia.; nieces, nephews; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 1995, 1:30 p.m., in First Baptist Church, Memphis, Mo., with Rev. Robert Garringer officiating. Burial will be in Lawn Ridge Cemetery, northeast Scotland County. Open visitation will be Tuesday, November 21, 1995, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Organist will be Joe Fulk. Casket bearers will be Phil Duley, Leon Buford, Lynn Triplett, Kenny Thrasher, Mike Powell, and Tom Owings. Memorials may be made to the Lawn Ridge Cemetery or the donor's choice. Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.