Salem News, June 12, 1947
Funeral Is Held
Melvin McVey, son of Marion and Charity Scarborough McVey, was born September 3, 1883 at Salem, Ia., where he lived his entire life. Hetook over the responsibility of the farm and the care of his widowed mother and sister. He was widely known as a man of character and integrityand was frequently consulted by men of his community on business transactions.
Mr. McVey has been in failing health for the past five years and passed away at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 7, in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Ft. Madison. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother andtwin sisters.
Left to mourn his passing is his aged mother, who is a patient in St. Francis Hospital, Burlington; two brothers, Guy J. McVey and Forest L. McVey, Fort Madison; a sister, Eunice E. McVey at home and other relatives and friends.
The memorial services were held in the Methodist church, Tuesday at 2:30 p. m., the sermon by Mrs. Bessie F. Collins and Rev. Griffin assisted with the services in the prayer and scripture reading. The songs, "Near the Cross." and "I Have Heard of a Land" were sung by W. H. Johnson, Rev. Griffin, A. C. Wolf, H. C. Garretson accompanied by Miss Wilma Hallowell, Mrs. Ellis Hall, of Fort Madison, was the lady assistant of the funeral arrangements and the flowers in charge of Miss Melvina Mogel and Mrs. Myrtle Schwarz. Interment was in the East cemetery and pallbearers were: the honorary bearers, A. C. Wolf, Clarence Peterson, Clyde Bunker, L. A. Bunker, Edgar Conard and the active bearers were Dewey Hawbaker, Ed Watson, Dale Cammack, Paul Grey, Lenore Walingford, Robert Frary.
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