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 Velma Jane <I>Sears</I> Elder

Velma Jane Sears Elder

Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Death 29 Jan 1929 (aged 43)
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Plot 3.081
Memorial ID 62712098 · View Source
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Daughter of Winfield Scott Sears and Sarah Jane "Jennie" Stiles Sears.

Velma's mother died when Velma was only about eight months old.

Fairfield Daily Ledger
Tuesday January 29, 1929


Death Came At Hospital In Ottumwa Where She Was Taken January 20

Mrs. Velma Jane ELDER, wife of Ramson ELDER, residing 3 1/2 miles weswt of Fairfield, died last night at 10:30 o'clock at St. Josephs's hospiatl in Ottumwa where she was taken for treatment Jan. 20.

The body was taken to the Hoskins funeral home this afternoon and funeral arrangements will be completed later.

Mrs. ELDER was 41 years of age. She is survived by her husband and two children Lorrain and Charles at home and a brother, Ira SEARS of Pontiac, Mich.

Fairfield Daily Ledger
Monday February 4, 1929


MRS. RANSOME (sic. Ransom) ELDER

Mrs. Velma Jane SEARS ELDER was born January 19, 1886, and departed this life at the St. Joseph's hospital, Ottumwa, Iowa, January 28, 1929, after an illness of two weeks.

On January 28, 1903 she was united in marriage to Ransome (sic. Ransom) ELDER. Besides her husband she is survived by two children Charles and Lorraine both at home, and one brother Ira J. SEARS of Pontiac, Mich.

Funeral services were held from the Christian church, Thursday afternoon at two oclock in charge of Rev. R.H. Polly. Mrs. Anderson PATTEN and Miss Reva PATTEN sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "Going Down the Valley" and "Beautiful Isle." Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 62712098
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Velma Jane Sears Elder (19 Jan 1886–29 Jan 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62712098, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Richard K Thompson (contributor 46900770) .