Cora Alma Burd

Mantorville Express
September 18, 1941

Gold Star Mother Passes To Reward Funeral Saturday

Mrs. Cora Alma Burd, who resided in and near Mantorville for the last 34 years, passed away Thursday morning at the Colonial Hospital at the age of 67 years, 7 months and 11 days.

Cora Alma Thurman, daughter of Milton and Mary Thurman, was born January 31, 1874 at Maquon (Illinois). She was married December 3, 1890 to Leonard Burd at Atwood, Kansas. She leaves to mourn her death, two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Pearl) Myers of West Concord and Mrs. Alfred (Evea) Raddatz of Pine Island, and two sons, Floyd of West Concord and Gilbert of Eyota, 17 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister Mrs. E.V. Stevenson of Waupun, Wisconsin, and a host of friends. Her husband proceded her in death in 1940 and her son Vern was killed in the 1st World War.

She was a gold star mother in the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and active member of the Congregational ladies aid and Priscillas, and was always cheerful in all her obligations and was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 from the house and at 2:00 from the Mantorville Congregation church with Rev. John Peters officiating, Saturday, September 13th.

Mrs. Campbell and Mrs Ferrin sang The Old Rugged Cross, No Night There, and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.

She was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery where the Rebekahs had charge of the service.

The Pallbears were Messrs. F. Blanch, Robert Meeker, Wm Day, A.C. Mutchler, Chet Meyers and Heny Naegeli. Sincerely,
Mr. & Mrs Lee Myers, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Raddatz, Mr & Mrs Gilbert Burd, Mr & Mrs. Floyd Burd, Mr. & Mrs. E.V. Stevenson and families of the above.

submitted by Donna Irish

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