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DEATH OF Mrs. Elof  P. Seiver ( Hanna Christina Johnson )


Just as we go to press word comes relating the death Monday night, of Mrs. E. P. Seiver, former resident of this place but of late having made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Grill of Boone. Funeral services will be held 2:30 Thusday afternoon from the Bartcher Funeral Chapel in Denison and interment made in the Kiron Cemetery.
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LAST RITES FOR MRS. E. P. SIEVERS HELD FEBRUARY 2 (1939)
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Mrs. E. P. Sievers, 68 years, 10 months, and 11 days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred E. Grill, at Boone, Iowa, Monday January 30, 1939.
Mrs. Sievers had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Grill, and her son, Arnold of Coon Rapids since the death of her husband a year and a half ago. She was able to sit up in a chair until 4 months ago when she became bedfast. Since that time she was given the most considerate attention by her daughter Pearl, who was with her constantly. She was a most devoted Christian and mother/ her children and grandchildren were always uppermost in her thoughts.
Hanna Christina Johnson was born 20 March 1870 in Stockholm(editor: not according to Swedish records), Sweden. She came to America at the age of 13, and made her home with an aunt, Johannah(Karlsdotter, Peterson) Johnston. Her parents came to America 2 years later and together they lived on a farm near Kiron, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Elof P. Sievers 26 Dec 1887 at Kiron, Iowa. The couple observed their golden wedding anniversary in Denison 26 Dec 1936, when many of their friends remembered them. Mrs. Sievers was a member of the Kiron Baptist church, and upon their removal to Denison she was united with the First Baptist church of Denison.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sievers were held at the Bartcher Funeral Chapel in Denison, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm with burial in the Kiron cemetery. Music was rendered by Rev. Clark of the Baptist church at Boone, assisted by Mrs. Bryan of Denison, and a group of girls who came and sang regularly every Friday for her during her illness. The pallbearers were: C. S. Johnson, N. E. Larson, S. M. Sjogren and George Youngberg of Kiron, and V. E. Anderson and Fred Liebhardt of Denison. She leaves to mourn her death, two daughters, Pearl, Mrs. Fred E. Grill of Boone, Iowa, Marie, Mrs. H. Linnel Webster of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and one son, Arnold of Coon Rapids, one brother, Chas. G. A. Johnson of Boone, six grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Hattie, and one son, Hjalmer, one sister and one brother, also her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson.
The beautiful floral offerings in their silence, spoke most eloquently of the love and esteem of the many neighbors and friends.
The services were conducted by Rev. C. S. Carrol of Denison assisted by Rev. Clark of Boone, and Rev. W. W. Johnson of Kiron.

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