Iota Washam ~ ~ ~1880-1968 Submitted by: Shirley Harlan
Iota M. Washam Dies at Hospital
Mrs. Iota Washam, 88, died Friday afternoon shortly after being admitted to the Ponca City Hospital. She had been in ill health for a number of years.
Mrs. Washam was born Feb. 4, 1880 in Neosho County, Kan. She was married to William F. Norman in 1897 and he preceded her in death in 1914. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Earnest and Clyde Norman, and a daughter, Gladys Lockhart.
She came to Ponca City in 1925 and on Nov. 25, 1930, was married to Arthur Washam, who died Oct. 5, 1962.
Mrs. Washam was a member of the First Church of God and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen's Lodge at Chanute, Kan.
Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Hazel) Long, Ranch Drive; two step-sons, Abe Washam, 90 Elmwood, and John Washam of California; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the First Church of God. The Rev. Forrest Richey, pastor of the Meridian Church of God, Indianapolis, Ind., and former pastor of the local congregation, will officiate. The casket will not be opened following the service, but friends may call at the funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Monday. The family will be at Mrs. Washam's home, 315 North Elm.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of the E.M. Trout and Sons Funeral Home.
© The Ponca City News
Sunday, September 22, 1968
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