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Attendance at Last Sad Rites Saturday Taxed Full Capacity of the Baptist Church
The entire community was deeply grieved when the sad news was spread Thursday morning that Mrs. Clifford Larson had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away Wednesday evening at 7:12 o'clock at the Battle Creek hospital where her husband had gone to bring her home following her recent operation. She was up getting ready to go home when the sudden and came which was caused by a blood clot. Artificial respiration was resorted to, but of no avail.
Mrs. Clifford Larson, nee Ethel Turin, the fifth child of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Turin, was born February 1, 1896 at Kiron, Iowa. She was converted in early life, was baptized March 17, 1907 and joined the Kiron Baptist church of which she was an active and faithful member until the time of her going to her Heavenly home.
She was graduated from the Denison Normal College with the class of 1915 and then taught in Wheeler township, Hayes center, and in Junior High at Kiron.
On February 23, 1921, she was united in marriage to Mr. Clifford Larson. This union was blessed with five children, and to these she was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. In a large circle of relatives she has held a vital place. Her friends were many for she was a friend to all.
She held positions of responsibility in the Kiron Baptist church -- teacher in the Sunday School, vice-president of the Dorcas Aid Society, vice-president and chairman of the Program Committee of the What I Can Society. She was active in the work of the Young People and always gracious in accepting service in various other capacities, ever talented, active and willing. Her activities also included the community at large, being at the time of her death the president of the Kiron Parent-Teachers Association, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by one son, LeRoy and three brothers. Surviving her are her husband and their four children Elaine, Llewellyn, Lucille and John Wesley, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Turin, five sisters and three brothers, Ellen, Mrs. Wm. Lindquist; Edwin, Herbert and Myrtle Turin all of Kiron, Lydia, Mrs. George Teaquist of Odebolt; Ernest Turin of Ida Grove, Ida, Mrs. Pickering of Larabee; and Mildred, Mrs. Carl Abbott of Greenfield; also a great many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock from the home and at 1:30 from the Kiron Baptist church conducted by the pastor Rev. W. W. Johnson. A profusion of floral offering bespoke, in their silence, the high esteem and love for the departed sister. The church was filled to overflowing with relatives and friends who came to pay their last respects. A loud speaker in the church parlors took care of the overflow. The hymns "No Night There" and "A little While" was sung in duet by Fern Johnson and Florence Anderson and Guy Eckman and Kenneth Johnson.
Her three brothers, Edwin, Herbert and Ernest Turin, and brothers-in-law, George Teaquist, Weldon Pickering and Carl Abbott carried her to her last resting place. Interment was made in the Kiron cemetery. May her memory ever linger with us, a help and blessing to our lives.
Relatives and friends from a distance attending the funeral were:
Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Pickering of Larabee, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Abbott of Greenfield, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Turin of Ida Grove, m Mr. and Mrs. George Teaquist of Odebolt, Miss Lavern Turin of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Lahrson and son Emroy of Omaha, Mrs. Della Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Larson and son Alcester, S.D., Mrs. A. C. Gottburg of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Pickering and Mr. Jim Dolle of Sioux Rapids, Mrs. H. Helstrom and sons Melvin and Ross, of Larabee, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wenzel of Manilla, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Stien and daughters of manning, and many from Odebolt, Arthur, Ida Grove and Denison.

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