Cumpston Research

Myrtle Zelda Cumpston was born in 1904 in Webster County, Iowa, the only child of George Asa (1873 - 1943) and Mamie C. Dickerson. (1877 -) [These dates are from the Ancestry HENDRICKS public tree owned by mlhuntbend1. I have written to suggest we share our research March 2012].

She had three children — Dale L. Cumpston, Duane Cumpston, and Geneil Elaine Cumpston Mestad.

This obituary is from the U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection for Geneil Elaine Mestad 72 born 23 Mar 1929 died 26 Jul 2001 Kennedale, Texas, USA, the daughter of Myrtle and Charles.

Birth Place: Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA

Spouse: Earl Mestad Children:

Kathie (Rick) Steveson of Unionville, MO

Parents: Charles Cumpston
[Myrtle Dickerson Cumpston]

Brothers and Sisters:

Darrell and Dale Cumpston; Duane and Gardette Cumpston, both of Florida. Preceded; Kay Bruning of Florida

Full Obituary:

Geneil Elaine Cumpston Mestad, 81, of Kennedale, Texas, formerly of Evansdale, died Tuesday at Serenity House, Kennedale. She was born March 23, 1929 in Fort Dodge, daughter of Charles and Myrtle Dickerson Cumpston. She married Earl W. Mestad on June 19, 1949 in Redfield, Iowa. He died July 26, 2001. Geneil received her Bachelors Degree, in teaching, from State College of Iowa. She was a teacher, in Evansdale and later retired from the Dunkerton Community School System in 1987. She was a lifetime member of Iowa State Teachers Association. Survivors include: a son, Bruce (Marla) Mestad of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Kathie (Rick) Steveson of Unionville, Mo; two grandchildren, Tamica (Kieran) Comito of West Des Moines and Scott (Stacie) Steveson of Johnston; four great-grandchildren, Caiden and Treyton Comito and Braxton and Brylie Steveson; a sister, Kay Bruning of Florida and two brothers, Duane and Gardette Cumpston, both of Florida. Preceded in death by: her husband, in 2001, and two brothers, Darrell and Dale Cumpston.

Services will 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 24, in Waterloo Memorial Park Chapel, with burial in the Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Public visitation will be for one hour before services at the chapel. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is in charge of the arrangements.

She was an avid bowler, quilter, doll collector, with a degree in doll technology, and active in professional organizations. After retirement, she and her husband did crafts, antiques, and worked flea markets. Although Alzheimers took her mind at the last stages of her life, she always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by her family and friends. Memorials to your local Alzheimers Association or Cedar Valley Hospice.

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