|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1848|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1942|
Funeral services for Mrs. James G. Duree, one of Appanoose county's oldest residents, whose death occurred at 12:30 p.m. January 5, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chloie Duree, at 215 South Fifteenth street, will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at Johnson funeral home at (illegible) o'clock. Dr. H. E. Trimble, pastor of the Central Church of Christ, will officiate and burial will be made in the Felkner cemetery west of Centerville.
Miss Lucy J. Parks was born six miles north of Bloomfield in Davis county, in a one roomed log cabin on March 13, 1848. She was the daughter of Robert and Sarah Parks, pioneer farmers of southern Iowa. Miss Parks knew all of the rigors and the pleasures as well, of early pioneers, when the hearth was the cooking and heating department of early homes, and Iowa was still a prairieland much of which was yet uncultivated.
CAME HERE IN 1865
In 1865 she came with her parents to Appanoose county and settled on a farm six miles west of Centerville, and later on a farm southwest of the city. As a young lady she united in marriage with William S. Felkner in 1868. To this union two children were born. Mr. Felkner died in 1874 and in 1879 she united in marriage with James Duree. One son was born to this union. Mr. Duree was taken by death in 1896.
Surviving children are Mrs. Chloie Duree, of this city, and Gillie Felkner, living west of Centerville, born to the first marriage, and Otis Duree, of Centerville, born to the second union.
IN CITY 42 YEARS
It was in 1894 that Mr. and Mrs. Duree moved to Centerville and Mrs. Duree maintained her home at East State and Eighteenth street for a period of 42 years. In 1936 she moved to the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Pullman, southwest of this city, where she resided until six months ago when she moved to the home of her daughter.
There are three living children, seven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren surviving. A local chain of five generations recently reported in the Iowegian consisted of Mrs. Lucy Duree, Mrs. P. W. (Chloie) Duree, Mrs. Fred Pullman, Don Pullman and his daughter, Sue Lynn Pullman.
MEMBER OF CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Mrs. Duree was a long time member of the Christian church. She was widely known and loved and in spite of her advanced years was always keenly interested in the things going on about her.
It was during the past summer that she took an airplane ride with her great-grandson, Don Pullman, head of the Pullman-Ford agency here. She enjoyed the trip very much despite the fact that she was one of the State's oldest residents to venture to ride in the air.
Mrs. Duree lived to her advanced age in spite of the fact that she had a considerable amount of illness in her lifetime and as she said, was never very strong. Her life is an inspiration to those who knew her and she will be sadly missed by her great circle of friends and relatives.
Created by: Burt
Record added: May 10, 2008
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