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Newton Family Obituaries


Mrs. Lou Anna Keeney

Brooklyn [Iowa] Chronicle, unknown date
copy from Sharon Combs Natoli

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Anna Keeney, who died at hr home in South Brooklyn Feb. 2, 1943, following a long illness, were conducted from the Bramer funeral home Thursday afternoon with the Rev. E. W. F. Holler in charge. Burial the following day was made at Belton, Mo.

Short services at the grave were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Bramer, pastor of the Baptist church.

Lou Anna Robison was born in Missouri Nov. 10, 1863. Her young womanhood was spent in that state and in Iowa. In early life she became a member of the Baptist church at Belton, Mo.

Oct. 14, 1880 she married Richard B. Keeney at Belton, Mo. Nine children were born to the couple, four of whom preceded their mother in death. They were Ernest, Clyde J., Fred F., and Ray V. Surviving are five children, Mrs. Eva Combs, Edgar F. Keeney, Clarence H. and Claude B. of Brooklyn, and Elmer R. of Victor. Thirteen grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Keeney, who came to Brooklyn over 20 years ago, was a Gold Star mother and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mrs. Anna Keeney Buried Here

[Printed obituary, unknown paper, unknown date, Belton, Missouri.]

Mrs. Anna Keeney, who passed away at her home at Brooklyn, at the age of 79 years, was buried in the Belton cemetery beside her late husband and two sons.  The Rev. T. C. Brammer conducted graveside services.

Mrs. Keeney was a former Belton resident and is known by the older residents of this community. She is survived by two sons, Edgar Keeney and Clarence Keeney, and a daughter, Mrs. Oran Coombs all of Brooklyn, Iowa; and other relatives.  Clarence Keeney of Belton is a nephew.  The disbanded Keeney and Norris American Legion Post was named in honor of her son, Fred, who was killed in the War of 1917-1918.

Her sons and daughter were here for the graveside service last Friday afternoon, Feb. 5.

Mrs. Sarah Van Eaton.

Undated newspaper clipping, probably a Waterloo, IA paper.
via Laura Aamodt

Mrs. Sarah Van Eaton, 84, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the home of her son, J. O. Van Eaton, Route 7, of complications incident to advanced age.

Sarah Anderson was born Oct. 28, 1846, at Liberty, Mo., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace P. Anderson. She came with her parents to Fremont county, Ia., when she was 18.

Deceased was married Oct. 6, 1870, to James Van Eaton, at Sidney, Ia., the couple locating on a farm near there. She was a member of the Baptist church at Sidney, and the Order of Eastern Star.

The couple came to Waterloo in March, 1911, and Mr. Van Eaton died here Feb. 19, 1920.

Surviving beside the son are two sisters, Mrs. Hattie A. Bentley,Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Emily A. Thompson, Denver, Colo.; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The body was taken to Peterson Bros.' motuary.

Obituary of Della Mae Patten

[handdated 1996]

Della Mae Patten, 91, of Grinnell, formerly of Brooklyn, died Sunday, June 16, at St. Francis Manor. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, with the Rev. William Daylong officiating. Organist was Anita Ormiston. Pallbearers were Mrs. Patten's grandsons. Burial was in Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery.

The daughter of William A. and Eva Anna Keeney Smith Patten (sic), she was born near Springfield, Mo. She moved with her family to Brooklyn. On Oct. 11, 1920, she was married to John Edwin Patten in Marshalltown. They lived in Brooklyn and, for 35 years, in Grinnell. They returned to Brooklyn in 1973. Mrs. Patten had beena resident of St. Francis for four years. She was a former nurse's aide at St. Francis and had been an employee of Tent and Awning of Grinnell. She was a member of the American Legion Auxilliary of Kellogg and the Birthday Club of Holiday Lake.

Surviving are eight daughters, Doraldine Edstrom of Omaha, Neb., Norma Wilson of Grinnell, Anna Belle Robison of Cedar Falls, Donna Collum of Welton, Pat Clark of Kellogg, Nancy Ogden of East St. Louis, Ill., Lila McCammant of Grinnell and Linda Patten of Grinnell; three sons, Wayne of Brooklyn, Ed of Lebanon, Mo., and Jim of Brooklyn; two half-sisters, Ruth Rhinehart of Brooklyn and Pauline Lynch of Belton, Mo.; 39 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, one sister, two half-brothers, three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Alyce Albertine Newton Anderson

The Des Moines Register, May 03, 1994, Page 5

Obituary: Alyce A. Anderson, 70, of Grinnell died of a heart ailment Sunday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wallace-Pence Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in Newton Union Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, a native of Brooklyn, lived in Newton before moving to Grinnell in 1992. She was a saleswoman for Newton companies including Miller-Whol, Kinney Shoes and Vernon Co. She was also a member of the Newton Moose Lodge and Grinnell Grandmothers Club. Surviving are her husband, William; three sons, W.A. of Cameron, Mo., Richard of Grinnell and Larry of Newton; a brother, D.W. Newton of Garland City, Ark.; a sister, Leota May Baker of Newton; and six grandchildren. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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