Sunday, January 13, 2013

Justina Martin Haigh Cosgrove

Mrs. Cosgrove, Lifelong Local Resident, Dies at 98

 Mrs. Zoe Margarete Cosgrove, lifelong Fort Madison resident, died at 7 p.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was 98. She had been ill six months. Mrs. Cosgrove was born August 12, 1869 in Fort Madison. In 1904, she was married to Thomas Cosgrove, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Cosgrove was a member of the Union Presbyterian church, the King's Daughters Union, the White Shrine, the Royal Neighbors of America and the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
 She was a 50-year member of Diamond Chapter No. 37 Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors Surviving here are a son, Marvin Cosgrove, Marshall, Mo; one daughter, Mrs. Karl (Elsie) Dryer, Fulton, N.Y.; a brother, Roy W. Martin, Keokuk; one sister, Mrs. Fred Jackson, Fort Madison; and 13 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son and a daughter. Her parents were Charles T. and Justina M. Dellenbaugh Martin.

The body is at the Barr Memorial Chapel where final rites will be a 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. John Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Appanoose cemetery near Niota. The family will meet friends at the Barr chapel between 7 and 9 p.m. Monday.

 (This was in the Democrat on 7 Oct. 1967.)

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