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Bernice Jane Lowrey Aungst
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1865
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1940
Lake Odessa
Ionia County
Michigan, USA

Ionia County News, 11 Jan 1940

Mrs. Jack Aungst Passes At Odessa

Mrs. Jack Aungst, formerly Miss Bernice Lowrey, who was born in Berlin township, passed away at her farm home in Odessa township Tuesday morning, January 2. Had she lived until March 1 she would have reached the age of 75 years.

In her youth she was a school teacher in one of the Dakotas, as well as in her home community of Berlin and Odessa townships.

She is survived by her husband, Jack; one daughter, Mrs. Dan Austin of Sebewa township; one sister, Mrs. Elva Mitchell, and one brother, Thomas Lowell, of Saranac; three grandchildren Murray Meyers of Odessa township, Mrs. Charles Torrey of Grand Ledge and Mrs. Oren Daniels of Sebewa township, and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were conducted from the home Friday afternoon, January 5, Rev. Eva Ickes officiating, with burial in Lakeside Cemetery at Lake Odessa. Relatives from Indiana, Butternut, Plainwell and Saranac attended the services.

Lake Odessa Wave, 11 Jan 1940

Teacher Many Years Dies At Odessa Home

Mrs. Andrew J. Aungst Passes After One and One-half Years' Illness. Funeral atthe Home Friday.

After a period of one and one half years illness with five weeks being confinedto her bed Mrs. Andrew J. Aungst passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Mrs. Aungst, earlier in her life, had been a successful school teacher. She hadan accomplished and considerate personality which won her many friends andadmirers.

She leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. D. P. Austin, one sister Mrs.Elva Mitchel, and one brother Thomas Lowrey, both living in Saranac.


Bernice Jane Lowrey, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lowrey, was born in Berlin township on March 1, 1865, and passed away at her home in Odessa township on January 2, 1940, aged 74 years 10 months and one day.

She was educated in the district school of Berlin township, completing her education in Portland high school, Ionia County Normal and Lake Odessa. She taught school for many years in Michigan and one term in South Dakota.

March 14, 1891, she was united in marriage to Andrew J. Aungst. To this union were born two daughters, Jennie Lura Myers, who has passed on before her at the age of 19 years, and Eva Dell Austin of Sebewa township.

She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, one daughter, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one sister, and a host of relatives and friends.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and kind neighbor, being converted and baptized in the Baptist church and during her long illness was very patient.

Our dear loved one who has left us, No more we'll see her; But the memory of her presence Will linger near.

Funeral services were conducted from the home by the Rev. Eva M. Ickes of Lake Odessa on January 5, 1940. Interment was made in Lakeside Cemetery.

Family links: 
  John V. Lowrey (1840 - 1926)
  Harriet Ann Welch Lowrey (1846 - 1917)
  Andrew Jackson Aungst (1866 - 1941)*
  Laura Jennie Aungst Myers (1891 - 1911)*
  Eva Dell Austin (1895 - 1974)*
  Elva Sarah Lowery Mitchell (1862 - 1943)*
  Bernice Jane Lowrey Aungst (1865 - 1940)
  Franklin W Lowrey (1867 - 1939)*
  Thomas Lowrey (1868 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeside Cemetery
Lake Odessa
Ionia County
Michigan, USA
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