Luvina D. Watson was born near Benton, Iowa, January 2, 1871, and died at the family home near Delphos October 3, 1918 of cancer, aged 47 years, nine months and one day. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watson, pioneer settlers of this county, both of whom are deceased. She spent almost her entire life in this immediate vicinity except one year during which she lived in Fort Collins, CO.
On February 27, 1889, she was united in marriage to William Blunck and to this union were born ten children: Mabel, Mayme, George, Cecil, Ernest, Roy, Guy, Louise, Lola and Bernice.
Early in life she united with the Christian Church, remaining faithful and devoted christian until the end. She was also a member of the Magdalene Rebekah Lodge at Mount Ayr.
During her illness of sixteen weeks she bore her affliction with patience, ever thoughtful of those about her and often called her children to her bedside, telling them that she would soon be called away never to return again and entreating them to live good lives. She will be missed for her many acts of kindness. It is not how long we live, but how well we live that counts and all feel that a good life has gone from our midst.
She leaves a husband, five sons and five daughters in the immediate family to mourn her untimely death, besides two sisters and one brother: Mrs J. H. Blunck of Redding, Mrs. J.L. Helms of Benton and O.A. Watson of Redding. Added to these are all those who knew her to regret that so good a friend and neighbor has gone.
The funeral was held Sunday, October 6, at 11 o’clock a. m., from the Christian Church in Delphos, conducted by Rev. Orr Campbell, and the body was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr,