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Elva Claris Coats Knight Sterner
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1897
Bado
Texas County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1988
Springfield
Greene County
Missouri, USA

Funeral services for Elva Sterner, 91, Richland, were held Oct. 25, at Hagerman Baptist Church, Waterloo, Iowa, with Pastor Mark Shaw officiating. Organist was Mrs. Leo Bergman and soloist was Sherry Teall. Escorts were her grandsons, Perry Ewins, Tim Gielau, David and Mike Sterner, Dan and Jim Murray. Burial was in Garden of Memories at Waterloo.
Elva, Daughter of Wosley B. and Emma Wilson Coats, was born April 23, 1897, in Bado, Mo. and died Oct. 21, 1988, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.
On Jan. 13, 1923, she was married to Charles A. Sterner, who preceded her in death in 1960. She was also preceded by two sisters and a brother. She was employed for many years at Rath Packing Co., retiring in 1959. She attended the Hazelgreen Methodist Church.
She had lived at the home of her daughter, Norma Ewins, Route 2, Richland, the past eight years. Also surviving are three additional daughters, Glenace Murray of Dora, Dorla Gielau, Cooper City, Fla., and Marie Sterner, Hollywood, Fla.; a son, Jack, Cumberland, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eula Chapman, Harvard, Nev.

Married 10/31/1915 in Matlodist Pauonage Mississippi Co Mo to Alexander Knight 
 
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 Parents:
  Wesley Boss Coats (1873 - 1964)
  Emily Virginia Wilson Coats (1872 - 1952)
 
 Spouses:
  Alexander Knight (1890 - 1919)
  Charles Allen Sterner (1893 - 1960)*
 
 Children:
  Rodney Frances Knight (1916 - 2002)*
  Verba Odessa Knight (1918 - 1919)*
  Dorla Dean Sterner Gielau (1929 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leora Coats Sigman (1894 - 1982)*
  Elva Claris Coats Knight Sterner (1897 - 1988)
  Orval Raymond Coats (1901 - 1970)*
  Lola Jewel Coats Sterner Miller (1906 - 1978)*
  Eula L Coats Franklin Chapman (1919 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Garden Of Memories
Waterloo
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Wanda Reece
Record added: Nov 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61330685
Elva Claris <i>Coats</i> Knight Sterner
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Elva Claris <i>Coats</i> Knight Sterner
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 Added: Nov. 8, 2010
 
 
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