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Emma C. Triplett March 12, 1908 - July 18, 2009

GRACEVILLE -- Emma Caroline Triplett, 101, of Renville died Saturday at Granite Falls Hospital. The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Graceville. Burial will be in Consolidated Cemetery in Grac...

Emma C. Triplett
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GRACEVILLE -- Emma Caroline Triplett, 101, of Renville died Saturday at Granite Falls Hospital.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Graceville. Burial will be in Consolidated Cemetery in Graceville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia and will continue for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

She was born March 12, 1908, in Sumter, to Fred and Olga (Klapotz) Boehlert. She grew up in Sumter and attended Brownton High School.

She married Delbert Triplett on Feb. 21, 1924, in Glencoe. They farmed for several years in Sibley County. They lived in Sumter before moving to Graceville in 1943.

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Delbert died April 21, 1955.

She worked as a school cook for many years. She moved to Graceville in 1996 and later moved to Danube. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Graceville. She had been a resident of RenVilla Nursing Home the past several years.

She is survived by two sons: Earl (and Veronica) Triplett of Danube and Charles (and Ann) Triplett of Surprise, Ariz.; two daughters: Joan (and Dennis) Kelley of Amado, Ariz., and Susan (and Larry) Raymond of Rochelle, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a brother: Raymond Boehlert of Spring Valley, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and five sisters.

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