Thelma L. Bird Failyer, 68, of 204 Prospect, Kirkville, died at 5:15 p.m., July 13, 2000, at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. She was born April 15, 1932, in Kirkville to Kenneth L. and Evelyn Glenn Bird. She married Gene Failyer on July 16, 1950 in Ottumwa. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1950 and worked as a substitute cook for the Fremont Community Schools. She is survived by her husband; a son, Ronald Failyer of Ottumwa; a daughter, Melinda Reed of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California; four grandsons; her mother of Kirkville, and a sister, Kay Brewer
Location: Kirkville Iowa
Died, at her home in Kirkville, Kate Failure, wife of G. W. Failure [Failyer]. Mrs. Failure had been a great sufferer for the past eighteen years, but she bore her sufferings meekly until the end came on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Mrs. Failure was 59 years of age and the mother of six children, two of whom, a son and daughter, with her husband still survive her. She was converted and united with the church at the early age of 14 and was ever a consistent member until death released her from suffering. Her family and friends have the heartfelt sympathy
A Fatal Accident Aged Fremont Woman Falls Into a Cellar Way Kirkville, Feb. 15. — Grandma Lee, mother of M. B. Lee, was making her home with her son and family, met with an accident, Tuesday which cost her her life. She opened what she thought was the door to her room but instead opened the cellar door and fell to the bottom of the cellar, sustaining injuries from which she died soon after. Mrs. Lee was almost a centenarian, being about 90 years old. Obituary: Ella McEwen Lee Ella McEwen was born in North Carolina Dec. 23, 1810. She
Marshall Bartholomew [middle name is really Burr as he was named after his father] Lee was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, on May 9, 1850, [Headstone says he was born October 14] and came to Mahaska County with his parents in 1851. He was one of eleven children and when about five years of age his father died. He grew to manhood on the home place south of town, doing his share of the labor on the farm necessary to conduct it successfully. On May 9, 1875, he was married to Miss Hannah Wolfe. Soon after his marriage he bought
Walter “Junior” Brown, 78, of Sigourney, died Mon., May 12, 2003, at his home. He was born June 1, 1924, in rural Kirkville, the son of Walter and Maggie Brown. He was raised and educated in the Kirkville area. He was united in marriage to Rosemary Failyer on Nov. 8, 1941, in Lancaster, Mo. He farmed his entire life in the Fremont, Ottumwa and Sigourney area. In later years he worked at Keoco Auction in Sigourney. He was a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed square dancing, western movies, showing mules at the Keokuk County Fair, the Keokuk County Expo,
After numerous attacks from heart ailment, Mrs. James Failyer died rather suddenly at her home just east of the Clarion office Monday night [May 11, 1936]. Her maiden name was Margaret Speer. On February 9, 1882 she was married to James Failyer. To them were born 11 children, 8 f them survive. They are Bert, Paul, Mrs. Grover Johnson, and Mrs. Charles Stroud of Richland, Mrs. Eva Readnour Rubio, Othie of Ottumwa, Austin of Cedar, and Mrs. Lillie Jackson of Ottumwa. There are 15 grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Failyer, since their marriage, have resided either in Keokuk or Wapello counties.
James Howard Failyer was born October 2, 1858 near Kirkville, Iowa. His parents were George W. and Catherine [Lee] Failyer. He was married February 9, 1882 to Margaret Speer. Eleven children were born to them, three of whom besides his wife, preceded him in death. Mr. Failyer passed away January 1, 1944 at the age of 85 years and three months. He was ill only a few weeks. The surviving children are Mrs. Charles Stroud, Mrs. Grover Johnson, Mrs. Eva Readnour and Bert Failyer of Richland; Paul Failyer of Victor, Iowa; Austin of Kirkville; O. G. Failyer and Mrs. W.