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Des Moines Sunday Register
Section 7-E
July 18, 1948


(The register's Iowa News Service.)

New Sharon, IA - Services for four of the six farm girls drowned near here Friday when the car in which they were riding rolled down an embankment into a pool of water, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Union Mills church.

The four will be buried in one grave in the Union Mills cemetery. They are Geraldine McMahan, 15; Rowena Mcmahan, 14; Ila Ruth McMahan, 12; and Caroline McMahan, 6, all daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McMahan of Union Mills.

Services for Mona McMahan, 15, daughter of Donald McMahan and cousin of the other McMahan girls, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Barnes City Christian church with burial in the Barnes City cemetery.

Services for Helen Van Kampen, 16, driver of the car, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Van Kampen, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Assembly of God church in New Sharon, with burial in the Sully cemetery.

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