Mercer Reba Rose

Female 1926 - 1956  (29 years)


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  • Name Mercer Reba Rose 
    Born 17 Apr 1926  Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mabel gave 2 birth dates: April 17 and April 30.
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number MER-AUNT 
    _FSFTID KH7C-BD6 
    _UID A3AF512B3E364CF083D334443D248BCF075E 
    Buried Feb 1956  Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Feb 1956  Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mabel gave two death dates: Feb 20 and Feb. 13, 1956.
    Notes 
    • Info from sister, Mabel Mercer Wirth:
      Had brown hair and brown eyes.
      Developed scoliosis as a child, around 10 years old.
      Graduated from Iowa State University at Ames with a degree as a dietician.
      Masters degree from Oregon State University.
      Worked at the University of Vermont as a dietition. Worked at Yale as a dietician.
      After obtaining degree, was hired at University of Missouri as the head dietition. Her second year there, she became ill with a bad heart. The doctor told Mabel she had the heart of an 87 year old woman and an inflamed intestinal track. Was hospitalized for a couple of weeks before death.

      Notes from Mabel:
      Reba Rose - born April 30, 1926, died Feb. 13, 1956. 30 years old. She had a bad heart and was ill in the hospital about one week before passing away. Reba went her first year of college at Maryville State, Maryville, Missouri and then three years to Iowa State, Ames, Iowa. Received B.S. with a major in Dietetics. Later to Washington State receiving her ADA, an equivalent of a Masters. At the time of her death she was the head dietition of all the University of Missouri. Before that she had been head dietition at the University of Vermont and then dietition at Yale.

      Funeral Card, Bertram Funeral Home, Rock Port, Missouri
      Reba Rose Mercer. Born April 17, 1926. Died February 20, 1956. Age 29 years, 10 months and 17 days. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Wednesday, February 22nd at 1:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Carl Hackman. Interment at Grant City, Missouri.

      Buried in Grant City Cemetery (Town Cemetery)

      Obituary:
      Miss Mercer, 29, Former Resident Dies Suddenly
      Citizens of this community were shocked Monday to learn of the death of Miss Reba Rose Mercer, 29, former Rock Port resident, who passed away Monday. She became ill February 10 and was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 11th where she died nine days later.

      Miss Mercer, daughter of Walter and Minnie Mercer, was born April 17, 1926 at Grant City, Mo. Her grade and high school education was obtained in the Rock Port schools then she studied one year at Maryville's State College, Maryville. For three years she was a student at Iowa State College, Ames, where she received her B.S. degree, then did one year of work at the University of Washington, Seattle, and received her membership in the American Dietetical Association.

      Following this she was dietitian for two years at the University of Vermont, one year at Yale University, New Have, Conn., and for the past three years has been supervisor of dietitians at the University of Missouri.

      When she was 10 years of age and became a member of the Rock Port Methodist church but two years ago changed her membership to the Methodist church at Columbia, Mo.

      While Miss Mercer was residing in Rock Port she had a world of friends and will be remembered for her sweet disposition and friendliness to yung and old alike. She is a 1945 graduate of Rock Port High School.

      Survisors, other than her parents, include a sister, Mrs. Chester Petranek, Silver Springs, Md., and a brother, Max, Abilene, Tex.

      Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in Rock Port, Rev. Carl Hackman officiating, with interment at Grant City.

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    Person ID I74  Petranek-Mercer
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2011 

    Father Mercer Walter,   b. 4 Jan 1888, Clearfield, Ringgold, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1966, Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Birk Minnie Mabel,   b. 17 May 1890, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1982, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1910  Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    1930 Census Line 77-81
    1930 Census Line 77-81
    List Walter Mercer, Minnie, Mabel, Maxin, Reba


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