newspaper obituary


Lake City Miriam Watters, 88, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Woodlawn Christian Church, Lake City, with the Rev. Carla Hillyer officiating. Burial was in Lake City Cemetery.

Survivors include sons, Dennis Watters, Iowa City, Rollin Watters, Baxter, and Terry Watters, Lake City; nine grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Vera Ives, Lake City, and Velma Ives, Rolfe. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles Eldon, son, Reginald, and brothers, Warren, Norton and Harold Ives, and one infant great-grandson, Benjamin.

Miriam was born on August 8, 1912, to parents Andrew and Dora (Brinkman) Ives at Rolfe. She graduated from Rolfe High School, and then attended Buena Vista College for two years and the University of Iowa for two years, graduating in 1935. On August 29, 1935, she married Eldon Waiters at Fairmont, Minnesota. She taught school and gave piano lessons. She played the organ at the Woodlawn Christian Church for many years.

Memberships include Monday Club, Music Club, Woodlawn Christian Church Bible Study, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Calhoun County Historical Society.

Web site editor's note: Miriam Ives was a 1929 RHS graduate.