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Elizabeth Ingram Prairie City

Published: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 8:00 a.m. CST

Elizabeth Ingram, 103, of Prairie City died Jan. 25, 2013, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Prairie City Church of the Brethren. Burial was in Waveland Cemetery. Coburn Funeral Home, 24 W. Howard St., Prairie City, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Prairie City Church of the Brethren. Online condolences may be left at

Elizabeth Ingram, daughter of Maggie (Slot) and Pete Van Peursen, was born Sept. 12, 1909, in rural Prairie City.

In 1929, Elizabeth married Gail Ingram.

Elizabeth remained in her own home until Dec. 22, 2012.

Elizabeth played organ for country school and church programs and at Morgan Valley Church for 45 years.

Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Max (Nancy) Ingram of Osceola and Melvin (Golda) Ingram of Prairie City; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret Myers of Prairie City and Norma Skinner of Mitchellville.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1975; and two brothers-in-law.

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