Thursday, December 24, 2009

Maude Alice Stiles King, 1901-1992

Daily Iowegian - 11 May 1992
  Maude Alice Stiles King, 91, of rural Centerville, died Friday, May 8, 1992, at her home.
  She was born Feb. 11, 1901, in Jerome to Amos Stiles and Cara Moore Stiles. She married Lester Clark King on Sept. 25, 1920. He preceded her in death in 1962.
  Also preceding her were her parents; one sister; one brother; two sons, William Howard in 1953 and Delbert Lee in 1981; one son-in-law, Bill Torrey in 1985; and one grandson, Bobby Thomas in 1962.
  Survivors include on son, Lester Jr. and wife, June, of Colona, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara Ann and husband, Edwin Cline, of Mountain Grove, Mo. and Mildred Elaine Torrey of Centerville; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
  She received her education at the Jerome public school where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class.
  During the early years of her married life at Elmira, Mo., her husband worked in the coal mines. They returned to southern Iowa in 1928 where they were engaged in farming and coal mining.
  She attended the Jerome Methodist Church.
  Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Lange Funeral Home with the Rev. Edwin Cline officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. 

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