Katheryn E. “Coke” <I>Gast</I> Calvert

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Katheryn E. “Coke” Gast Calvert

  • Birth 12 Feb 1905 Floyd County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 8 Nov 1963 Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Rock Falls, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 11050384



Katheryn E. Calvert, 58, wife of Chester Calvert, Rock Falls postmaster, died Friday morning in a Mason City hospital.

Mrs. Calvert was born February 12, 1905, in Floyd County, daughter of David and Matilda Gast.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Vern (Maxine) McDonough; grandson, David McDonough; and granddaughter Susan McDonough; and a brother; David Gast, all of Mason City. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Mrs. Calvert was a member of the Rock Falls Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial will be in the Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Hogan-McKee Colonial Chapel from 4 p.m. Sunday until the time of services.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Friday November 8, 1963


Chester and Katheryn Calvert's daughter Maxine Calvert married Vernell A. McDonough, the son of David Augustine McDonough and Edith (Brandon) McDonough.

Vernell McDonough was born March 30, 1919 in Monroe Co., Iowa and died June 10, 1993 in West Des Moines, Polk, Iowa. (his SS death index is listed as V. A. McDonough).

Vernell and Maxine's son David Chester McDonough was born November 18, 1942. Last known, he was living in Burleson, Texas.

Credit: DM Scott

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  • Created by: K. Pike
  • Added: 28 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11050384
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katheryn E. “Coke” Gast Calvert (12 Feb 1905–8 Nov 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11050384, citing Rock Falls Cemetery, Rock Falls, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by K. Pike (contributor 46787693) .