Obit: Staves, Ida Josephine Raether (1871 - 1937)
Contact: Sheri Stuve
Surnames: STAVES RAETHER SMITH FOWLER
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark Co., WI) 02/06/1937
Staves, Ida Josephine Raether (9 NOV 1871 - 29 JAN 1937)
Mrs. Ida Staves
Ida Josephine Raether was born in Waukesha county, Nov. 9, 1871, and passed away at her home in Humbird, after a week's illness, Jan. 29, 1937, having attained the age of 65 years, 2 months, and 20 days.
When a child she moved with her parents to Neillsville, where she lived until her marriage to George T. Staves, March 8, 1893. Their home was on a farm four miles west of Humbird. Eight children were born to this union: Freddie, who died in infancy; Erven, Mrs. Matie Smith, William and Donald, who reside on farms near Humbird; Harry of Menomonie; Kenneth, of Chatfield, Minn.; and Lawrence, of Carroll, Iowa, all of whom were present when she passed away.
Her husband died in January 1926, and she remained on the farm until April, 1930, when she moved into this village, where she has since resided.
Besides the seven children, seventeen grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends mourn her death.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at St. John's Reformed church, conducted by Rev. V. D. Weidler. Her six sons were pallbearers. Burial was in Curtis cemetery in Garden Valley.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Staves, of Carroll, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Staves of Chatfield, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Staves, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Fowler, Menomonie; Mrs. Minnie Wendt, Alvin and Eva Wendt, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hobbs, Mrs. Schufer, Fairchild; Mr. Adams and son, Hugh Raether, Alma Center; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillips, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Will Phillips, Merrillan.
Card of Thanks:
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved mother. We extend thanks to those who sent the beautiful flowers and to the choir who rendered the impressive hymns. -The children and grandchildren of Mrs. Ida Staves.
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