Gertrude Kaufman

Gertrude A. Kaufman, 92, of Congerville, died at 10:32 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 1999, at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

She was born June 17, 1906, in Peoria, the daughter of Theodore and Grace Kaiser. She was raised by her foster parents, Joe and Faye Kennedy.

She married Dale Parsons on June 17, 1923, in Deer Creek. He died June 11, 1957.

She later married Erwin R. Kaufman on Feb. 27, 1959, in Kahoka, Mo. He died Oct. 9, 1986.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers.

Surviving are one son, Charles Parsons of East Peoria; three daughters, Roxie Pittman of Astoria, Margaret Kaufman of Congerville and Irma Ioerger of Peoria; five stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was a charter member of the Eureka Church of the Nazarene, where services were held Tuesday with the Rev. H. Gordon Barrick officiating. Burial was in Olio Cemetery in Eureka. Otto-Argo Funeral Home in Eureka was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/16/1999


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