Salem News 11-18-1897
Mrs. W.K. Bunker returned from Topeka, Kans., Thursday,where she had been spending the past three weeks. She was accompanied by her cousins Mary and John Humbert..
The Salem Weekly News June 8, 1939
MRS. ROSELLA BUNKER
The Methodist church was filled for the funeral services of Mrs. Rosa Bunker, Sunday afternoon, relatives and friends coming form several of the surrounding towns. Mrs. Bunker was a mother that was admired, loved and respected by all whom she knew. She will be sadly missed by alland her place in the homes of her children can never be filled for all her children adored her with an unspeakable love. As the funeral party entered the church, they were preceded by honorary pall bearers, which were granddaughters of the deceased while six of the grandsons ere the pall bearers. These were Harold Harshbarger, Robert Frary, James White, Leo Bankson, Stacey Lampe and Earl Moxley. The honorary pall bearers were Mrs. Stacey Lampe, Mrs. James White, Mrs. Leo Bankson, Mrs. Earl Moxley, Beth Frary and Eva Mae Humbart. The songs, "The Way of the Cross Leads Home," "My Mother Prayer" and Jesus Lover of My Soul" were sung by Rev. and Mrs. Paul Barnett accompanied by Mrs. Floyd Beery. Mrs. Bessie f. Collins conducted the sermon, taken form James 4-14 her subject being, "For What is Your Life." Rev. David Eastburn assisted giving the scripture reading from the 90th Psalm followed with prayer.
Rosella Cannady Bunker, was born near West Point, Iowa in Lee county June 6, 1854 and died June 3rd, 1939 at the home of her son, Charlesand wife of Stockport, with whom she had made her home. Her parents died when she was quite young ; she has always deeply felt the loss of a real mother. In 1873, she was married to William K. Bunker of Salem, Ia.who preceded her in death seven years ago last May. Mr. and Mrs. Bunker lived 58 years of wedded life together. To this union were born seven children, Clarence, Bert, Clyde, Mrs. Florence Frary, Mrs. Elsie Harshbarger all of Salem, Iowa and Charles of Stockport, Ia., and one dying in infancy. besides the children, she laves nine grandchildr4en, one foster grandchildren, three great grand children, one brother-in-law, Mr. Frank Hannah of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Mrs. Bunker spent her entire life in and around Salem, the grater part of it in Jackson township. She has been a member of the Methodist church since she was 16 years of age, holding her membership in the Salem Methodist church at the time of her death. For many years, she was an active and devoted member until old age and ill health prevented herfrom continuing in this work.
Burial was in the South cemetery where a large group of friends accompanied the family for the final rites.
Among the relatives from a distance attending the funeral servicesof Mrs. Bunker were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kerr, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hannah and daughter, Mrs. Ellen Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Oldt of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bond, son and wife of Winchester; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kerr and family, Davenport; Mrs. Emma miller, West Point; Mrs. Pearl Denney, Danville; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Parish, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Moxley, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. McChord, Stockport; Mrs. J. Thomson and daughter, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill and daughter, Winchester; Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Stine, Fairfield; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bankson, Richland; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. White, Ames; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moxley, Gerald Dillavou and family, Burlington; Mrs. Nellie Dilts, Indianola.
A large group of friends from Stockport were also present for the services.
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