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From a Fayette county, IA, newspaper, November 1984.

Arlington woman's birthday celebrated at Community party

          ARLINGTON -- Mrs. Frances Day was honored with a birthday party at Arlington Community hall to celebrate her 80th birthday recently. The birthday of her granddaughter, Peggy Frances Poppe, Waverly, was also celebrated on that day since her birthday was also on Nov. 5.
          A pot-luck dinner was served. For dessert a large birthday cake with appropriate decorations was served with ice cream. The birthday song was sung twice, once for Mrs. Day and once for her granddaughter. In the afternoon many musical numbers were performed by the members of each family present.
          Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Burington, Fayette; Mr. and Mrs. Randy Howe and twin sons, John and Andrew, Muscatine; Morse Burington, Muscatine; Mr. and Mrs. Greg James, Kara, Angela, Robert and James, Aurora; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Burington, Christopher, Matthew and Jennifer, Postville; Joyce Burington, Fayette; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Day, Arlington; Mr. and Mrs. David Day, Jeanna, Artie, Julie Anne and Bruce, Arlington; Mrs. Doug Davidson, Des Moines; Mariann Day, Elkader; Mr. and Mrs. Jon Poppe, Hannah and Naomi, Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Blaker, Arlington; Julie Day, Cedar Falls; Brian Day, Ames; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Boehmke, Mark, Sarah and Holly, Renwick; Mrs. Inez Day, Des Moines, (sister of Mrs. Day who is 93 years old); Mr. and Mrs. Lyal MacTaggart, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Burington, Brock and Brianne Burington, Rev. and Mrs. Larry Jones and family, and Mrs. Ruth Bassett, all of Arlington.
From a Fayette county, IA, newspaper, December 1990.

Frances M. Day...

          ARLINGTON -- Saturday funeral services will be held for Frances M. Day. Mrs. Day, 86, of rural Arlington, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, at the Lutheran Home, Strawberry Point.
          Services will be at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 8, at United Methodist Church, Arlington, with the Rev. Timothy Donovan officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery, Hazleton. Friends may call at the Kerns-Jamison Funeral Home, Arlington, after 2 p.m. today, Friday, and at the church Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to service time.
          Survivors include one son, Leonard Day, Arlington; two daughters, Eleanor, Mrs. Glenn Burington, Fayette; and Dorothy Boehmke, Lone Tree; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur James Day, who died July 23, 1975; four sisters, Inez Day, Florence Clary, Ruth Eschen and Dorothy Metcalf.
          She was born Nov. 5, 1904 in rural Stanley, the daughter of Grant S. and Mary Ada Manning Brownell.
          Mrs. Day was a longtime rural Arlington area resident. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Arlington, and a charter member of the Southside Community Club, Arlington. She had been at the Lutheran Home the past month.
          A memorial fund has been established in her name.


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