Waggoner, Jessie E. (Gunn) – Obituary

September 29, 1949

Waggoner Rites Held

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church at Odebolt Thursday afternoon, September 22, 1949 for Mrs. A. B. Waggoner. The Rev. H. M. Burns officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Ray Wardrip with Mrs. W. G. Horstman accompanying.

Interment was at the Odebolt cemetery. Pall bearers were William Sykes, Walter Schultz, Art Scott, James Cowlham, Chris Sonksen & Glenn Boerner.

Jessie E. Gunn, daughter of James N. & Elizabeth Gunn was born in Clinton, Iowa, July 27, 1869. At the age of 12 years she moved with her parents to Crawford County. On March 20, 1888, she was united in marriage to A. B. Waggoner.

Eight children were born to this union, six of whom are living. Her husband, on son, Charles and an infant daughter, Helen, preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Will Nelson (Ruby) of Kiron, Russell of Mapleton, Mrs. Hobart Smith (Lettie) of Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Levin Anderson, (Faye) of Schleswig, Mrs. Vern Boerner, (Alice) of Odebolt, Lea of Arthur, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

She lived all her life in the Odebolt community. Since her husband’s death, she has made her home with her children.

She became a member of the Methodist church in 1901 joining the Epworth church in Wheeler township. She was a member there until the church was moved to Odebolt when she united with the Methodist church in Odebolt. She has been a faithful member since then. She was also a member of the Women Relief Corps.

She has been cared for at the Ida Grove & Storm Lake hospitals for the past three months. She passed away at midnight September 20, 1949 at Storm Lake at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 24 days.

Obituray provided by:
Nancy Streck

Gunn, Waggoner,


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