Archive for Wednesday, June 5, 1991


June 5, 1991


Graveside services for Ray "Jeff" Henry Jeffers, 83, Oskaloosa, were at 10:30 a.m. today at Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Rev. Jerry R. Voie officiated.

Mr. Jeffers died Sunday, June 2, 1991, in a Lawrence nursing home.

He was born July 24, 1907, in McLouth, the son of Daniel Webster and Bertie Allen Stigleman Jeffers.

Mr. Jeffers farmed in the area and also worked at the International Store in Oskaloosa. He later worked for Jefferson County before he retired.

He married Harriett Grace on March 3, 1930, in Leavenworth. She died Feb. 22, 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Mart and Roger, both of Oskaloosa; a daughter, Jan Brax, Assaria; four sisters, Lottie Edmonds, Kansas City, Mo., Lucille Rice, Kansas City, Mo., Rhea Connelly, McLouth, and Elsie Jenkins, Yuma, Ariz.; five granchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Jefferson County Historical Society in care of Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home of Oskaloosa, which was in charge of arrangements.

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