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Iowa City press-Citizen/Mrs. Mekota dies in City


Mrs. Beatrice Machula Mekota, wife of Attorney Joseph Mekota, died in an Iowa City hospital, Monday.

The remains were taken to Cedar Rapids, her home town, for burial. She was born and reared there, and was raduated from Washington high school, Cedar Rapids, and S. U. I., 1912. Her husband is an alumnus of Iowa university, also, having received his law degree here in 1893, and liberal arts degreethe year before

She was an extremely gifted girl, taught at Cedar Rapids, and in a girls’ school, at Washington, D. C; made Spanish translations; contributed to magazines; was a Pan-American association leader; attended its big meetings; did post-graduate work in various universities; and was otherwise a woman of ability and activity in leading circles. She was a People’s church worker, in Cedar Rapids ,where, as in Iowa City, she had a host of friends, who will mourn greatly over her startling and untimely end. She had been here three weeks, but, as reported herein, was presumed to be improving.

Her death came as a great shock.