Salem News 10-5-1893
MARRIED - At the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Levi Gregory in Salem , Iowa , Sunday Oct. 1. Geo. W. Bunker and Nettie M. Beyers
Clipping from an unknown newspaper, August , 1949
Nettie M. Bunker
Nettie M. Bunker was born August 6, 1871, on a farm in Jackson township, Henry County, Iowa and passed from this life August 5, 1949 at Memorial Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
She was the eldest of twelve children born to Perry and Ruth Scarboro Byers. Her parents , four sisters, Rose, Celesta, Margaret, Florence; three brothers, Orrie, Alfred, Floyd, and one great grandson, Randall B. Topp preceded here in death.
She grew to womanhood on the farm of her birth and on October 1, 1893, was united in marriage to George W. Bunker of the same neighborhood. To this union were born two sons, Ralph W. Salem and Merle R. of Radcliffe, Iowa.
The entire fifty five years of her married life were spent in this community on the farm of her husbands birth.
She was an active charter member of the Donaldson Chapel Ladies Aid.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, three granddaughters, Delpha Geene Drummond, Ft. Madison; Marvolee Hinkle, Mt. Pleasant and Karene Topp, Radcliffe, Iowa, and one great grandson, Robert Lee Hinkle jr. Others surviving are two sisters, Ms. Hattie Striebe, Long View, Washington; Mrs. Zelpha Hannah, of Mt. Pleasant and two brothers, Harvey of Evert, Washington, and Leonard of Beloit, Wisconsin. Along with these, a host of friends and relatives are left to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were conducted by Stevens Funeral Home Salem, on Sunday Aug. 7 at 2 p. m. in Salem Methodist church with Jay N. Waterman of the Cong'l. church in charge.
Mrs. Gordon Watts sang two numbers accompanied by Mrs. Leah Beery.Pall bearers were nephews, Verl Byers, Harold Byers, Vernon Byers, Leland Byers, Wilbur Annear and Ben Hannah. Burial was in the friends Cemetery at Salem, Iowa.
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