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Melva Verna Louise "Toots" Granaman

Female 1913 - 2005


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  • Name  Melva Verna Louise "Toots" Granaman  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Nickname  Toots 
    Born  14 Mar 1913  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Her given name may have been "Melba."
    Alt. Birth  14 Mar 1913  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Melva Verna Louise Granaman; Birth Date: March 14, 1913; Birthplace: Yellow Springs, Des Moines, Iowa; Father's Name: Elijah Russell Granaman; Father's Birthplace: Iowa; Father's Age: 33y; Mother's Name: Vada Ellinor Bjork; Mother's Birthplace: Iowa; Mother's Age: 24y; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05363-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1683571
    Census  1930  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Melba V. Granaman, daughter, female, white, age 17, single, did not attend school during the previous year, could read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, state code 65, could speak English, no occupation
    Residence  May 1948  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Mar 1967  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  Dec 1986  Gladstone, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  Jan 1989  Gladstone, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  Apr 1991  Gladstone, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Jun 1993  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Oct 1994  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence  Feb 1998  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Obituary  Feb 2005  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    the Prugh Funeral Service web site 
    • Visitation: Tuesday, March 1, 2005, 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
      Service: Tuesday, March 1, 2005, 2:00 p.m.

      Melva Louise "Toots" Statter, 91, of Rosebush Gardens died at 7:12 a.m. Thursday, February 24, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

      Born March 14, 1913, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Elijah R. and Beda Bjork Granaman. On November 2, 1945, she married Paul A. Statter in Monmouth, Illinois. He died June 27, 1991.

      Mrs. Statter worked at the cosmetic counter at Witte Drug Store.

      She was of the Lutheran faith. She was a member of AARP, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagles Club, Moose and Golden Oldies.

      Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Smith of Washington state and Marge Stratton of Burlington; nieces, nephews and cousins.

      Besides her husband she was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

      Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to the time of service Tuesday at Prugh's Chapel, where the family will recieve friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m.

      The funeral for Mrs. Statter will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Prugh's Chapel, with the Reverend Carl Engstrom officiating. Burial will be in Carman Cemetery in Carman, Illinois.

      A memorial has been established for Faith Lutheran Church.
    Died  24 Feb 2005  Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Funeral Notice  26 Feb 2005  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Funeral Services for Mrs. Melva L. "Toots" Statter, 91, of Burlington who died on Thursday, February 24, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington will be held in Prugh's Chapel on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Carl Engstrom will officiate. Interment will be in Carman Cemetery, Carman, Illinois. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. A memorial has been established for Faith Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. A memorial has been established for Faith Lutheran Church.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Statter, Melva L.; born: 14 March 1913; died: 24 February 2005 (V); age: 91; last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified);  state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  1 Mar 2005  Carman Cemetery, Carman, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Person ID  I22146  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Elijah Russel "Skinney" Granaman,   b. 17 Jul 1881, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1948, near Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Beda Ellinor Bjork,   b. 3 Aug 1887, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1967, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Jul 1911  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 15
    Alt. Marriage  3 Jul 1912  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Elijah R. Granaman; Groom's Birth Date: 1882; Groom's Birthplace: Sperry, Iowa; Groom's Age: 29; Bride's Name: Vada E. Bjork; Bride's Birth Date: 1887; Bride's Birthplace: Mediapolis; Bride's Age: 24; Marriage Date: 3 July 1911; Marriage Place: Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: William Granaman; Groom's Mother's Name: Frances Sorber; Bride's Father's Name: John Aug. Bjork; Bride's Mother's Name: Louise Anderson; Groom's Race: White; Bride's Race: White
    Family ID  F7917  Group Sheet

    Family  Paul A. Statter,   b. 3 Jul 1912, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1991, Saint Francis Continuation Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Nov 1945  Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 16
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20420  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Mediapolis, Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Enumeration District #29-02; Supervisor's District #15; Sheet 7B; Page 3151; April 10, 1930

    2. [S10643] Statter, Melva Louise "Toots" - Funeral Annnouncement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, February 26, 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S5948] World Connect - Ivan Beckman Family Tree: ivanbeckman, (last updated: 2010-07-25 02:53:09 UTC (Sun), contact Ivan) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S6817] Statter, Melva Verna Louise "Toots" (Granaman) - Obituary, (originally published at the Prugh Funeral Service web site, February 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S3256] Granaman, Elijah Russel "Skinney" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, May 22, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S3257] Granaman, Beda Elinor (Bjork) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 12, March 30, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S6830] Granaman, Williard Omer Russel - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 8B, December 19, 1986; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S6829] Granaman, Thomas John William - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6B, January 17, 1989; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S6815] DeVilbiss, Ona Frances Marie "Sis" (Granaman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, April 5, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S6824] Noble, Pauline V. (Granaman/Bishop) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10A, June 30, 1993; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S6823] Hallgren, Leola M. "Winkie" (Granaman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7A, October 18, 1994; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S6820] Peterson, Grace Leone (Granaman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, February 27, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S6816] Statter, Paul A. - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11A, June 28, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).