Notes for EVARETTA LYDIA DEAN PENROSE EMMONS:
Daughter of Joshua and Mary (?) Dean.
Born: July 20, 1876 in Winona, Ohio.
Died: October 31, 1953 in Emro Farm, What Cher Keokuk County, Iowa.
Buried: November 2, 1953 in West Branch Cemetery, Cedar County, Iowa.
Married: (1) Louis S Penrose January 27, 1897 in West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa.
(2) Wilson Thomas Emmons November 12, 1940 on Emro Farm, What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa.
Obituary of Eva Dean Penrose Emmons, from a clipping dated Oct 31, 1953. Mrs W. T. Emmons, 77, died at her home northwest of What Cheer Saturday. She had been in failing health. Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at the Whyle chapel, with service by the Ronald E. Jennings and at 2:30 at the Conservative Friends meeting house, West Branch, with service by the Rev. Taylor Guthrie. Burial was at West Branch cemetery. Casket bearers were: Israel and Linden Larson, Floyd Fawcett, Orrie and William Edgerton, and Verlin Pemberton.
Eva Dean was born July 20, 1876, at Winona, Ohio, the daughter of Joshua and Mary Dean, and at an early age moved to Springville, Iowa, with her parents. Later they moved to West Branch, where Mrs Emmons attended school and graduated from high school.
Jan. 27, 1897, she was married to Louis S. Penrose at West Branch. One daughter, Mary Louvae, now Mrs Louis Reddick of Burlington, was born to them. In 1923 the family moved to Muscatine. After the death of Mr Penrose, she lived with her daughter. Nov 12, 1940, she was married to Wilson T. Emmons at his home near What Cheer, where she resided until her death.
Besides her husband and daughter she is survived by a granddaughter, Judith Ellen Reddick of Burlington; Mr Emmons' five children, Mrs Irving Smith, who resides in the family home, Ardith L Emmons, Cedar Falls, Chester W. of Rockville, Md., Russell J of Glen Mills, Pa., and Alton T., of Pittsburg, Pa., and 14 Emmons grandchildren.
Mrs. Emmons was a birthright member of the Society of Friends and while residing at Muscatine was an active member of the First Methodist church. She was also a member of the Dorcas society and of the What Cheer Thursday club.