Obituary: Josephi Helen Lemming Avery ~ born Packwood, Iowa
Lockridge, Jefferson Co, IA
Friday, January 28, 1916
MRS. J. H. AVERY
Josephi Helen Lemming Avery was born March 27, 1854, three miles north
of Packwood. She died Jan. 16, 1916, at 12:40 o'clock, being at the time of
her death 61 years, 10 months and 21 days old. Jan. 31, 1872, she was united
in marriage to J.H. Avery. To this union were born ten children, all of whom
are living and were at home for the funeral. She will be greatly missed in
the home, hers being the first death in the immediate family. She was a good
wife, a fond mother and a friend to everyone who knew her. Her main thought
was to help those who were in need of help. She had just returned from
Brighton the day previous to her death where she had been caring for her
aged mother who is in poor health.
She leaves to mourn her untimely death, the husband and children who
are, Robert F. of Shelby, Nebraska, Charles of near Ottumwa, Mrs. Maude E.
Nelson of Charter Oak, Ia., Mrs. W.C. Wiggins and Bert Avery of near
Fairfield, Henry of near Packwood, Edward, Harry, Harvey and Verna all at
home. She also leaves twenty-two grandchildren and one great grandchild and
her aged mother, two brothers and three sisters and a very large circle of
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press