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Notice from the 27 June 1929 Ida Grove newspaper:

AMOS SEARS DIES AT HIS HOME

Resident of Ida County for past 14 years. Formerly of Kentucky.

Amos H. Sears, farmer living northeast of Ida Grove on the cemetery road passed away at his home Monday afternoon at one o’clock, following a lingering illness. Mr. Sears was born 17 June 1878 in Somerset, Ky, and was therefore 54 years and seven days old at the time of his death.

He grew to manhood in Kentucky and on 10 June 1910 was married to Vada Williams at Somerset. They farmed in Kentucky until fourteen years ago when they moved to Galva, Iowa and later to the vicinity of Ida Grove. Six children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Sears: Grace, Cecil, Edith, Anna, Herbert, who are left with their mother and one boy Freddie, died at the age of five. Mr. Sears also leaves three brothers: Henry of Somerset, Ky, Reuben of Haines, Ky, Alex of Elihu, Ka, and four sisters, Mary Massy, Somerset, Ky, Rachel Jones of Northfield, Ky, Martha Godly, Alcalde, Ky, and Mrs. Jacob Hughes of Ida Grove.

He has been farming on the farm on which he died for the last 2 1/1 years and was intensely interested in his home. He took a great interest in the work and life of the local Methodist church and was a member of the Men’s Bible class. Mr. Sears was a steady, hard-working man up until the time of his illness and loyal to his family and home where he will be greatly missed and by his neighbors and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock at the home in charge of Rev. Geo. Dunn, of the local M.E. church and Rev. H. E. Sodergren of the Free Mission church of kiron. Services at the Free Mission church with Rev. Sodergrern in charge were also held at 2:30 and interment was at the Arthur cemetery.

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