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Death of Laura Cordelia (Milthorpe) Retherford ~ sister of Mrs. J. A. McKlveen
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: June 28, 2005 at 21:19:33
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The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, May 20, 1909

LAURA CORDELIA MILTHORPE was born at Toulon, Ill., April 16th, 1859, and
died in Chariton on Saturday, May 15, 1909. She removed with her parents to
Iowa in 1867, and has lived in Lucas County continuously since. On Feb.
18th, 1886, she was married to WM. P. RETHERFORD, who, with three sons, REX M., GUY F. and GLENN J. survives her. She is survived by four sisters and one brother. MRS. J.A. MCKLVEEN and W.C. MILTHORPE of this city; MRS. J.A.
MITCHELL and MRS. G.A. SIRES, of Wayne County, and MRS. H.W. THOMAS, of Humeston.

MRS. RETHERFORD united with the church many years ago and was a consistent member of the Baptist Church at the time of her death.

She had been in declining health for several months with diabetes, growing
suddenly worse on Thursday and surviving but a few hours.

Funeral services were held on Monday forenoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev.
Hugh Moore and interment made in the Chariton Cemetery.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
June 28, 2005

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