NAME: Chamra, Emma (m. John Enegar, Jr.)
OBIT: Tama News-Herald, 4 Mar 1976
MRS. JOHN ENEGAR, CHELSEA RESIDENT, DIES AT AGE 87
Mrs. John (Emma) Enegar, 87, longtime Chelsea resident, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 29, of an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Enegar, who lived alone, was in her usual health and was found by her daughter, Mrs. William Kupka, when she came to the house to look in on her Sunday morning.
The Rosary was recited Monday night at 7:30 o'clock from Hrabak's Funeral Home, led by Rev. J.S. Skluzacek. Mrs. Jerry Veitwas in charge of Mass offerings. Mrs. Mamie Starits led the Rosary Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock in the Hrabak Funeral Home. The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:00 o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic church, Chelsea, with Rev. J.S. Skluzacek, the celebrant.
Pallbearers were John Koutney, Rudolph Musel, Jerry Veit, William Vranek, Adolph Poduska and Lester Ledvina. Buriala was in Stayskal cemetery.
As Emma Chamra, she was born Feb. 26, 1889, on a farm north of Chelsea, daughter of Vince and Mary Pitka Chamra. She was educated in Otter Creek and Pleasant Hill rural schools.
On Oct. 2, 1906, she married John Enegar in St. Joseph's Catholic church, with Rev. John Peter Broz officiating. The couple farmed north of Chelsea until thier retirement on May 20, 1936, at which time they moved to Chelsea. Her husband died in 1971 and Mrs. Enegar continued to live alone in her home.
Mrs. Enegar was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church and the Rosary Society. She was a very loyal neighbor and a great lover of flowers. Her greatest hobby was fishing.
Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Enegar. Mrs. William (Helen) P. Kupka, who survives and a son, Joseph F., who died on Jan. 2, 1963, at the age of 52 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. William P. (Helen) Kupka, Chelsea, a sister, Mrs. William (Louise) Kaufman, Chelsea, a brother, James Chamra, Toledo, one granddaughter, Mrs. William (Betty) Mundt, Ankeny and five great-grandchildren, Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Hay, Des Moines, Mrs. David (Vicki) Oberander, Sandra, William Jr. and Debra Mundt all of Ankeny. Also surviving are three great-great grandchildren, Blaine and Troy Oberander of Ankeny and Stephany Marie Hay of Des Moines and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Everett (Esther) Muzzy of Milwaukee, Wis.
Besides her husband, who died on March 23, 1971, at the age of 87, she was preceded in death by her parents; the son, Joseph, a brother, Frank J. Chamra of Rose Hill, Iowa on Nov. 25, 1964 at age 77, three sisters, Anna Chamra at age 16, Mrs. James (Blanche) Vokoun of Belle Plaine, on July 17, 1970, at age 75 and Mrs. Joseph (Agnes) Cibula of Tama who died Oct. 23, 1975, age 85.