Obituary: Iva Lena (Bausman) Leverton

Iva (Bausman) Leverton was the daughter of George and Rachel (Miller) Bausman. Her obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standand on September 29, 1958.

This obituary is a bit odd since it has another obituary mixed in with it.  Paragraphs 1, 2 and 5 are Iva’s obituary.  Paragraphs 3, 4, and 6 reference a Mrs. Huett.  Why this obituary was written this way is a mystery.

Obituary: Iva (Bausman) Leverton

Transcription of obituary:
Mrs. Leverton, the former Iva Bausman, was bom July 29. 1901, near Warren. the daughter of George and Regena Mueller Bausman. She was married to Clinton Leverton who died in 1937.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Breed of Stockton. Mrs. Gerald Sargent and Mrs. Howard White, both of Warren, and Mrs. Donald Krupke of South Wayne, Wis.; two sons, Franklin of Winslow and Gary in the Air Force, stationed in Milwaukee; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Pansing of Warren.

Mrs. Huett was born at Lena, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Schneider Mammoser. She was married to LeRoy Huett, who died in 1948.

Surviving are two brothers, Ralph of Winslow and Joseph of Stockton; and a sister, Mrs. Roy Pillmore of Warren. Funeral service for Mrs. Leverton will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Bartell Funeral Home with the Rev. William Tupper of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Service for Mrs. Huett will be at 3:30 p.m, at the Bartell Funeral Home, with Rev. Mr. Tupper, officiating. Burial also will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

7 thoughts on “Obituary: Iva Lena (Bausman) Leverton

  1. I can shed some light on this: Iva Bausman was my great grandmother (Virginia Breed is my father’s mother). The cause of her death was the result of a car accident that occurred at the intersection of US Rte. 20 and Illinois Rte. 73 in rural Lena, Illinois. Mrs. Huett, if I recall correctly was in the car with Iva, which would explain the dual obituary.
    Dan Breed

    1. Once I read your post, I remembered reading about this accident. My great-grandmother’s sister Gertrude (Bausman) Schoenhard had a newspaper clipping about the accident in her genealogy files. Gertrude and Iva were first cousins.

  2. I can shed some light on this: Iva was my great grandmother (Virginia Breed is my father’s mother). Iva died in a car accident at the intersection of US Rte. 20 and Illinois Rte. 73 in rural Lena, Illinois. Mrs. Huett, if I recall correctly, was in the vehicle with her, which would explain the dual obituary.
    Dan Breed

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