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Descendants of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Taylor (1857 - 1915) and
Permelia Ellen "Millie" (Smith) Taylor (1859 - 1941)

Children of Jennie June Taylor (1881 - 1938) and George Warren Brooks (1877 - 1958):

 Helen Marr BROOKS, born 3 Apr 1904, Colony, Anderson County, KS, married 18 Sep 1926, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas. Dr. John Wilbur GREEN, D.D.S., the son of John Weaver GREEN (1879 - 1934) and Martha Helen GRAHAM (1879 - 1968), was born 8 Apr 1904, Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas. Dr. John Wilbur GREEN died 20 Dec 1967, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Helen Marr BROOKS died 11 Feb 1987, Claremore, Rogers County, OK. They were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma.


Helen Brooks Green

April 3, 1904
Colony, Kansas

February 11, 1987
Claremore, Oklahoma

7:30 P. M. Friday, February 13, 1987
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Claremore, Oklahoma

11:00 A. M. Saturday, February 14m, 1987
Woodlawn Cemetery
Claremore, Oklahoma

Father Robert Hodgen

Woodlawn Cemetery
Claremore, Oklahoma

George F. Raper     George M. Raper
Claremore Funeral Home, Inc.
Claremore, Oklahoma

  Helen Marr BROOKS and Dr. John Wilbur GREEN had the following children:
 Barbara June GREEN, born 1928, Claremore, Rogers County, OK; christened 1928, St. Paul's Espicopalian Church;
married 16 Jun 1949, Claremore, Rogers County, OK Sam Norvell SLOAN (b. 4 Jul 1924, Ft. Smith, Sebastion Co. AR; d. 1 Feb 1980, Tulsa, Tulsa County OK); died 25 Apr 1985, Claremore, Rogers County, OK;
They were cremated.
   Barbara June GREEN and Sam Norvell SLOAN had the following children:
     1. Nancy SLOAN married Robert Louis WALKER.
     2. Sarah Ann SLOAN married Brian Ray LEAVITT.
 John Wilbur GREEN Jr., born 24 Jan 1930, Claremore, Rogers County, OK;
married 17 Sep 1950, Claremore, Rogers County, OK Verna Mae COMIFORD (b. 8 Dec 1932, Rogers Co. OK; d. 2007), div.;
   John Wilbur GREEN Jr. and Verna Mae COMIFORD had the following children:
     1. John Wilbur GREEN III.
     2. Martha Susan GREEN.
John Wilbur GREEN Jr. married Patty Jean BOYD 21 Apr 1965, Claremore, Rogers Co. OK. Patty Jean BOYD, the daughter of Walter L. BOYD and Maude MATHEWS of Claremore, Rogers County, OK, was born 21 Aug 1934. John Wilbur GREEN Jr. died 10 May 1993, Big Cabin, Craig County, OK.
   John Wilbur GREEN Jr. and Patty Jean BOYD had the following child:
     1. Roy Brooks GREEN.
 James Warren GREEN, born 11 Oct 1936, Claremore, Rogers County, OK;
died 31 Mar 1997, Claremore, Rogers County, OK; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers County, OK.

 Dorothy Corless BROOKS (1907 - 1970) and Carl Glen EDWARDS were married 28 Apr 1929, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas. Carl Glen EDWARDS, the son of Altamus Aaron EDWARDS (1864 - 1947) and Mariem Elizabeth SIZER (1862 - 1935), was born 3 May 1902, Rush County, KS. Carl Glen EDWARDS died 2 May 1988, Russellville, Pope County, AR. They were buried in Garden of the Open Bible, Rest Haven Memorial Park, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas.

  Courier Democrat
Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas
Monday, May 02, 1988, Page 2

Carl Glen Edwards, 85, of Russellville died today at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired attorney and a Methodist.

Survivors include a daughter, Helene Rush of Lillte Rock, and a brother, Floyd Edwards, of Syracuse, Kan.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rest Haven Memorial Park by the Rev. G. Randall Nix. Burial will be by Shinn Funeral Service.

  Dorothy Corless BROOKS and Carl Glen EDWARDS had the following children:
 Dorothy June EDWARDS, born 1932; died 1935.
 Helene Sue EDWARDS, married Jerry RUSH. Jerry Dwayne RUSH, son of William Vander RUSH (1902 - 1959) and Martha Adaline "Addie" ROSS (1907 - 1941) , born 11 Feb 1932, Dover, Pope County, AR; died Mar 1992, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR.

 Anita Nelle BROOKS (1914 - 1991) and Robert Martin TATTERSHALL were married 1 Dec 1932, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Robert Martin TATTERSHALL, Jr. was born 1905 and died in 1977. They were buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Anita Nell BROOKS and Robert Martin TATTERSHALL had the following children:
 Robert M. TATTERSHALL, Jr., born 25 May 1934, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, KS;
U.S. Air Force Veteran, Airman 2/C; died 21 Oct 1977;
buried in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS.
 Kathryn Virginia TATTERSHALL married 1st Terry HAMMONS, div.
   Kathryn Virginia TATTERSHALL and Terry HAMMONS had the following children:
     1. Patrick Michael HAMMONS.
     2. Kelley Martin HAMMONS.
     3. Scott Allan HAMMONS.
Kathryn Virginia TATTERSHALL married 2nd Phillip C. LORTON.
  Kathryn Virginia TATTERSHALL and Phillip C. LORTON had the following child:
     1. Peter Bryan LORTON.

 Margaret Lorraine BROOKS (1917 - 2007) and Robert Aldar TOMSHANY married 30 Mar 1937, Kansas City, Jackson County, Kansas. Robert Aldar TOMSHANY, the son of Dr. Aldar TOMSHANY (1891 - ) and Elizabeth Wilma HUSTON (1898 - 1974), was born 30 Mar 1918, Cairo, County, Illinois. He entered the service from Missouri and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, 343rd Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Group, Heavy. He was awarded an Air Medal, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart. He was killed in action 14 1944 in Yugoslavia, and was buried in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Plot C, Row 15, Grave 43, Nettuno, Citta' Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Laxio, Italy.
   Margaret Lorraine BROOKS and Robert Aldar TOMSHANY had the following children:
 Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" TOMSHANY and Donald William "Don" KELLEY were married 4 April 1961, Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK.
   Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" TOMSHANEY and Donald William "Don" KELLEY had the following children:
      1. Lydia Ann KELLEY married Luke James SCHELLY.
      2. Megan Brooks KELLEY married Peter Christian VOSHEVSKI.
 Robert Aldar "Tommy" TOMSHANY II and Virginia Sue "Ginger" RUSH were married 17 Nov 1962, Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK.
   Robert Aladar "Tommy" TOMSHANY II and Virginia Sue "Ginger" RUSH had the following children:
      1. Robert Brooks TOMSHANY.
      2. John Christopher TOMSHANY
      3. Peter Rush TOMSHANY


Children of Etta "Mae" TAYLOR (1882 - 1945) and John Luther SCOTT (1873 - 1947):

 Eva Gladys SCOTT (1900 - 1945) and Ariel Fayette KNAPP were married 3 Feb 1921, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa. Eva made her crocheted dress collar for the occasion and kept it for a very long time. Ariel Fayette KNAPP, the son of Dorland Elias KNAPP (1870 - 1949) and Nettie May FOBER (1874 - 1902), was born 20 Apr 1896, Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa. He served during World War I, Company C, 351 Infantry, U.S. Army, with a monthly pay of $40.70 with a deduction for war risk insurance of $6.50. He was drafted on 25 May 1918 and rose to rank of mechanic by 1 Dec 1918. He departed from (St. Mazerie?) France 20 May 1919 and arriving stateside May 31, arriving in Camp Dodge, Iowa by June 6th. He received his discharge at 1215 hours on June 7, 1919.

Redding Herald
Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa
October 28, 1943

A. F. Knapp Falls Off Church, Seriously Hurt

A. F. Knapp was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon while he was helping reshingle the Middle Fork Church.

Several men were helping with the work and at the time of the accident, Mr. Knapp, Wilbur Saville and H. F. Maudlin were working near the ridge roll, using as toe-holds the usual strips of timber attached to the roof. The toe-holds thet were standing on suddenly gave way and all three men stated a slide down the steep roof. Other toe-holds gave way as their weight came into contact.

Mr. Knapp was unable to check his flight in any manner and he went all the way, striking the scaffolding and then to the ground some 20 feet below, alighting in such a manner as to crush the 12th dorsal vertebrae in his back. He was immediately taken by ambulance to a Des Moines hospital, accompanied by Mrs. Knapp and Dr. Fullerton, and the latest report is that he is getting along as well as could be expected. but it is thought that it will be two or three months before he can leave the hospital.

The other men on this wild slide fared murch better. Mr. Maudlin was lucky enough to come down near where Elvin Saville was standing on the scaffold, and Elvin caught him, preventing his plunge to the ground. Wilbur was able to catch hold of the scaffold, in passing, long enough to check his speed somewhat and drop straight down, partly picking his way of landing.

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Redding Herald
Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa
November 04, 1943


The men finished reshingling the church Saturday.

Richard, Duane and Merton Knapp visited their father in a Des Moines hospital Saturday and Mrs. Knapp returned home with them that evening.

Sgt. Gifford Knapp came Sunday from Texas to see his father, A. F. Knapp, injured last week in a fall from the church, now in a Des Moines hospital.

Sgt.Gifford Knapp and Mrs. A. F. Knapp visited Mr. Knapp at the Des Moines hospital Tuesday.

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Redding Herald
Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa
December 02, 1943


Mrs. A. F. Knapp and sons spent Saturday with Mr. Knapp at the Des Moines hospital and report he is some better.


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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
December, 1956

The sudden death of Ariel F. Knapp Monday was a shock to his many friends and relatives and the whole community. however he had not been in the best of health for some time, but kept busy with his usual tasks without complaint. Early Monday he had seemed in usual health, and drove uptown on a business errand, returning shortly very ill with a heart attack, which ended his life in two hoursm despite medical aid.

For the past number of years he has served as school secretary, also for the Knapp Construction Co.; treasurer, lineman and trouble shooter for the local telephone company, and was able, capable and willing to do most kinds of electrical work and odd jobs of repair work of all kinds for neighbors and friends, often without recompense.

Mr. Knapp enjoyed serving the people and community in every way he felt he could. It would be hard to find any one person to take his place in the community. He will be greatly missed.

[Casket bearers were George Hawk, John Shafer, Rex Galloway, Earl Kelly, Lawrence Barker and Ronald Caldwell. Interment was made in Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold County, IA.]

 Ariel Fayette KNAPP died 17 Dec 1956, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa. Eva Gladys SCOTT died 26 Sep 1953, Redding, Ringgold County, IA.They were buried in Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa. gravestone

Eva Gladys SCOTT and Ariel Fayette KNAPP had the following children:
 Gifford Fayette KNAPP, born 11 Jun 1922, Osceola, Clarke County, IA;
married 30 Dec 1941 Maryville, Nodaway County, MO Evelyn Mae COCHRAN (b. 18 May 1922, dau. Earl Lester COCHRAN (1889 - 1959) & Eva Myrtle GRAY (1889 - 1967) Musselshell Co. MT; d. 14 Sep 2007, Johnson KS; Her body was donated to science and her cremains were buried in Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold County, IA, with a small graveside ceremony attended by her immediate family and friends.) Gifford was a World War II Veteran, U.S. Army Air Force 1 Nov 1942 - 26 Oct 1945; died 16 Mar 2011, DeSoto, Johnson County, KS; buried in Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold County, IA. gravestone.

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Gifford F. Knapp, 88, of DeSoto, Kansas, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2011 and was reunited with Evelyn, his wife of over 65 years.

   Gifford Fayette KNAPP and Evelyn Mae COCHRAN had the following children:
     1. Kenneth Fayette KNAPP, b. 23 Feb 1944, Redding, Ringgold Co. IA; md 22 Oct 1966, Belmar, Monmouth NJ Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Brown
         (b. 13 Jan 1940, Elizabeth Union Co. NJ, dau. Norman J. BROWN (1901 - 1963) & Ann Elizabeth MITCHELL (1902 - 1970) d. 21 Apr 2009,
         Johnson Co. KS); d. 3 Jun 2017, Lenexa, Johnson Co. KS.

Kansas City Star
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
June 12, 2017

Kenneth F. Knapp, 73, Lenexa, KS, formerly of De Soto, went home to be with the Lord June 3, 2017, and was reunited with Beth, his wife of 42 years. He is survived by daughter, 3 sons, grandson, sister and brother. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. June 17, at Lawrence Bible Chapel 505 Monterey Way, Lawrence, KS. Donations in his memory may be made to De Soto Youth Ministries or Friends in Action International.

      2. Ariel Earl KNAPP, b. 26 May 1946, Redding, Ringgold County, IA; d. 27 May 1946, Redding, Ringgold County, IA;
          buried in Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA gravestone.
      3. Thomas "Tom" KNAPP, adopted ca. 1955.
      4. Suella KNAPP, b. 27 Feb 1947, Winnebago Co. NE; adopted ca. 1955; d. 1 Jan 1990, San Francisco Co. CA;
          buried in Omaha Indian Cemetery, Macy Co. NE.
      5. Randy KNAPP, adopted ca. 1955.
      6. Don William "Donnie" "Will" KNAPP, b. William Dunn WHITE 26 Feb 1951, Sioux Co. IA; adopted ca. 1955;
          d. of liver failure 25 Dec 1999, Metz, Moselle, France.
      7. Lynette KNAPP, adopted ca. 1955.

 Melba Lorine KNAPP, born 9 Mar 1924, Garden Grove, Decatur County, IA;
married 9 Feb 1944, Troy, Doniphan County, KS, John Kermit "Chick" SAVILLE (b. 23 Mar 1910, Redding, Ringgold Co. IA; d. 12 Jan 1982);
died 27 Dec 1998, Des Moines, Polk County, IA; buried in Redding Cemetery, Redding, Ringgold County, IA. gravestone.

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa


John Kermit Saville, son of John Silas Saville [(1872 - 1956)] and Carrie Florence Oliver [(1879 - 1948)], was born March 23, 1910 at Redding in Ringgold County and passed away in his home [Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa]Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1982.

"Chick", as he was lovingly known, lived his entire life in Redding where he owned and operated Chick's Repair. He was a member of the Redding United Methodist Church and served his community as a councilman, then mayor for several years.

He married Melba Lorine Knapp on Feb. 9, 1944 in Troy, Kan. Two sons were born to this union. Kermit was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Emerson and Howard.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife, and children: Shirley (Mrs. H. Don Smith) of Grinnell; Raymond of Natchitoches, La.; Marlene (Mrs. Jack Gross) of Glenwood; Bill of St. Paul, Minn.; and Dixie (Mrs. Wilbur VanRyswyk) of Taintor; two daughters-in-law, Debby and Julie; three sons-in-law, Don, Jack and Wilbur, and 12 grandchildren; also two brothers, Wilbur and Cecil of Mount Ayr, and three sisters, Jessie (Mrs. Loren Trullinger) of Mount Ayr, Ola (Mrs. Lloyd Ridge) of Blockton, and Vera Alice (Mrs. Lyle Buss) of Red Oak, and a host of other friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 15, 1982 at the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. Rev. Lynn Potter conducted it, with the assistance of Bill Saville, son of the deceased. Music was provided by organist Bernice Lynch, with Bill Saville as vocalist.

Casketbearers were Jack Bailey, Tom Kelly, Tyler Knapp, Jim Llewellyn, Algie Saville, and Bob Wilt. Interment was in the Redding cemetery.

   Melba Lorine KNAPP and John Kermit "Chick" SAVILLE had the following children:
      1. Shirley Louise SAVILLE, born Ringgold County, IA; married 1st Howard "Don" SMITH; married 2nd Dennis SHAW.
      2. Raymond Kermit SAVILLE, born Ringgold County, IA; married Deby unknown.
      3. Marlene Sue SAVILLE, born Ringgold County, IA; married Jack GROSS.
      4. William Dean "Bill" SAVILLE, born Ringgold County, IA; married Julie unknown.
      5. Dixie Marie SAVILLE, born Ringgold County, IA; married Wilbur VanRyswyk.

 Richard Ariel KNAPP, born 7 Sep 1925, Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, IA;
married 1st 18 Nov 1945, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA Eva Winifred SAVILLE (b. 19 Dec 1927, Ringgold Co. IA, dau. Archie Leland SAVILLE and Zanita Margaret FULLERTON).
   Richard Ariel KNAPP and Eva Winifred SAVILLE had the following children:
      1. Cheryl Winifred KNAPP, born Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA; married Ralph KOBBE.
      2. Richard Lee KNAPP, born Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA; married Verlene DENNEY.
      3. Margaret Elaine KNAPP, born Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA; married Joe Allen SHIELDS.
      4. Charles Roy KNAPP, born Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA.
      5. Mark KNAPP, born Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA.
      5. Benjamin Joseph KNAPP, born Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA.

Richard Ariel KNAPP married 2nd 24 Jun 1985 Gladys L. (CARR) WEDDLE (1918 - 2012). Richard Ariel KNAPP died 2 Oct 2002, Marion, Marion County, KS; buried in Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, KS.

  Marion County Record, Marion, Marion County, Kansas
March 14, 2012

Gladys L. (Carr) Knapp, 93, died March 7, 2012, in Mission, Texas, where she spent the winters.

She was born July 2, 1918, in Kearny County to William A. and Bertha Willey Carr. As a young girl, she moved to Marion County where she was raised and educated.

In her adult years, she lived mostly in Missouri and for many years in Kansas City where she worked as a factory inspector.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Thayes at age 8; two brothers, Elston and Max Carr; and her two husbands, Loren Weddle and Richard Knapp.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Wanda Carr of Marion; step-children Cheryl South of Plattsburg, Mo., Richard Lee Knapp of Monte Vista, Colo., Margaret Shields of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Charles Knapp of Chandler, Ariz.; Mark Knapp of San Francisco, Calif.; and Benjamin Knapp of Mount Ayr, Iowa; as well as nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren.

Funeral at Valley United Methodist Church, Marion. Visitation at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

  Lew Duaine KNAPP, born 10 Jun 1927, Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, IA;
married 22 May 1948, Methodist Parsonage, Redding, Ringgold County, IA Merilee Ruth JONES. Merilee Ruth JONES, dau. Clifford Robert JONES and Merle STANTON, b. 12 Jul 1930, Allen Township, Denver, Worth Co. MO; d. 13 Feb 1993, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Polk Co. IA; Lew Duaine KNAPP died in the farm field 15 Feb 1960, near Redding, Ringgold County, IA; buried in Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold County, IA. gravestone.
   Lew Duaine KNAPP and Merilee Ruth JONES had the following children:
      1. David Duaine KNAPP, born Maryville, Nodaway Co. MO; married 1st Ruth Louise COX;
          married 2nd Judith WILLARD.
      2. Daniel Lew KNAPP, born Ringgold Co. IA; married Lois Jean PULCHER.
      3. Rebecca Ruth KNAPP, born Ringgold Co. IA; married Michael Jay MILLER.
      4. Timothy Paul KNAPP, born Ringgold Co. IA; married Pamela Kay PORTER.
      5. Stephen James KNAPP, born Ringgold Co. IA; married 1st Lori Ann POPPA; ;
          married 2nd Tracee Joy HUTCHINSON.
 Merton Carlisle "Mert" KNAPP, born 22 Nov 1928, Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, IA;
married 22 Mar 1947, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA Evalyn Lorine CALDWELL (b. 1929, dau. of Burr CALDWELL and Bernice KNIGHT; d. 17 Feb 1999, Kansas City, Jackson Co. MO); died 17 Feb 1999, from a brain tumor, Shawnee Mission, Jackson County, KS;
buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson County, KS.

  Kansas City Star
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
February 19, 1999

Merton C. Knapp, 70, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee; burial in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Merton was born November 22, 1928, in Guthrie Center, Ia., to Ariel and Eva (Scott) Knapp. He grew up in Guthrie Center with three brothers, one sister and his parents who owned M&M Divide general store and gas station. They moved east of Redding in 1938 when he was 10 years old. He attended a country school near Middle Fork, and later attended Redding school where he graduated in 1947.

He married Evalyn Lorraine Caldwell on March 22, 1947. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March of 1997. Born to this union were five children. They lived on farms outside of Redding until 1972 when they moved to Mount Ayr, Ia., where they lived until 1982. In order to be closer to their children they moved to Shawnee, Ks. in 1982 where they lived the last 17 years.

During his lifetime, Merton was in construction, farming, the feed and fertilizer business, and trucking. After moving to Shawnee he worked for the Chezk car dealership. After leaving there he was self-employed for several years in the Shawnee area. Merton's hobby involved fixing anything that looked like it couldn't be fixed He loved the challenge.

He accepted Christ at a tent meeting in Redding, Ia., and was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Ayr, Ia. He was instrumental in organizing the Community Bible Church in Redding and also the Regular Baptist Church in Mt. Ayr which celebrated its 30-year anniversary in September 1998. He joined the First Baptist Church of Shawnee in 1983. During his lifetime he was an active member of the churches he attended. He taught adult Sunday School for 40 years, was a deacon and Sunday school superintendent. He was a wonderful husband and father. He was always there for anyone who needed help.

Survivors include his wife, Evalyn, of the home: Children, Connie (Robert) Dary, Donna (Darryl) Collins, Cindy (Charles) Lombardino, Tyler (Melonie Triggs) Knapp, and Lori (Derek) Watson; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Gifford Knapp and wife Evelyn, Desoto, Ks.; and Richard Knapp and wife Gladys, Marion, Ks. Also mourning his passing are many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Duaine Knapp, and sister Melba Saville.

Merton never feared death as his faith in Christ was strong. He showed those around him how to live and at the end how to die. We will always love and miss you, our beloved husband and father.

Arrangements by Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.

    Merton Carlisle "Mert" KNAPP and Evalyn Lorine CALDWELL had the following children:
       1. Connie Sue KNAP married Robert DARY.
       2. Donna KNAPP married Darryl COLLINS.
       3. Cynthia "Cindy" KNAPP married 1st Charles LOMBARDINO; married 2nd Dwaine PANT.
       4. Tyler KNAPP married Melonie TRIGGS.
       5. Lori KNAPP, born 9 Jan 1964, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, IA; married 1st Eric FELL;
           married 2nd 1 Apr 1992, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO Derek WATSON; died 26 Aug 2016, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO.

 Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Obituary ~ Lori (Knapp) Watson

Lori Watson, 52, of California, MO passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Hospice House of Kansas City surrounded by her loving family.

Lori was born on January 9, 1964 in Mount Ayr, Iowa the daughter of Merton Knapp who preceded her in death and Evalyn Caldwell who survives in Bonner Springs, KS. She was married on April 1, 1992 in Kansas City, MO to Derek Watson who survives at the home.

Lori was a graduate of Mount Ayr High School in the class of 1982. She was faithful to the Lord all of her life, had a great love for seniors and children, and was also a member of the Solid Rock Church.

Survivors include two sons; Brandon Fell and his wife Kelsie of Lee’s Summit, MO, DJ Watson of Springfield, MO, three daughters; Jamie Plaster of San Antonio, TX, Whitney Williams and husband Nathan of Riverside, MO, Chantilly Watson of the home; 12 grandchildren, one brother Tyler Knapp and his wife Melonie of Kansas City, MO, and three sisters Connie Dary and her husband Robert of Chandler, AZ, Donna Collins of Chandler, AZ, and Cindy Pant and her husband Dwaine of Bonner Springs, KS.

Visitation was Thursday, September 1 from 6-7 p.m. with a Celebration of Life following at 7 p.m. all at the First Baptist Church of California, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society c/o the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.

 Roy Maurice SCOTT was born 29 Aug 1903, Decatur County IA; and died in 1988, Des Moines, Polk County, IA. Roy Maurice SCOTT and Hazel Ellen WILLIAMSON were married 3 May 1926, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Hazel Ellen WILLIAMSON was born 11 Jun 1909, Clarke County, IA, and died in Aug 1987, Des Moines, Polk County, IA.
Roy Maurice SCOTT and Hazel Ellen WILLIAMSON had the following children:
  1. Donna Rae SCOTT married 1st unknown MEALEY; married 2nd unknown JONES.
  2. Robert Leroy "Bob" SCOTT, adopted in 1945.
  3. Christine Ray SCOTT, adopted in 1960; married 1st Greg MITCHELL and had the following children:
         1. Scott Allen MITCHELL
      Christine Ray SCOTT married 2nd Todd KIEFER and had the following children:
         1. Amanda KIEFER.
         2. Tony KIEFER.
         3. Zach KIEFER.
         4. Scott KIEFER.

 Ethel "Lucille" SCOTT was born in 1907, Decatur County, IA. Ethel "Lucille" SCOTT and Edgar Grant LLEWELLYN were married 3 May 1926, Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa. Edgar Grant LLEWELLYN was born 1901.
Ethel "Lucille" SCOTT and Edgar Grant LLEWELLYN had the following children:
  1. Edgar "Grant" LLEWELLYN II, born in Osceola, Clarke Co. IA; married 1 Sep 1949 Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co. IA
      Audrey Jeanette STRINGER (1931 - 2006).

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Audrey Jeanette Llewellyn, 74, of St. Charles died Jan. 4, 2006, at the Kavanagh House in West Des Moines.

Audrey Llewellyn, daughter of Harold Stringer and Beatrice (Moyer) Stringer Christianson, was born June 28, 1931, in Guthrie County and attended Guthrie Center High School. On Sept. 1, 1949, she married Grant Llewellyn at the Disciples of Christ Church in Guthrie Center. They spent their first few years of marriage in the Guthrie County area, moving to St. Charles in October of 1954. In the mid 1960s, Audrey began her career as a decorative cake baker. She also worked at Brooks Grocery Store, ran the Covered Bridge Cafe and sold Avon. She was a member of the St. Charles Disciples of Christ Church where she served as Sunday school teacher and was active in CWF.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard, and a sister, Patricia.

She is survived by her husband, Grant, of St. Charles; two daughters, Linda Beghtel of St. Charles and Deb Deuel of Des Moines; one son, Ron Llewellyn of Indianola; foreign exchange son, Francis Durney of Santiago, Chili; a brother, Dudley Stringer of Tempe, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

[Interment was made in Saint Charles Cemetery, Saint Charles, Madison County, Iowa.]

      Edgar Grant LLEWELLYN II and Audrey Jeanette STRINGER had the following children:
        1. Linda Eileen LLEWELLYN married Donald Leroy BEGHTEL.
        2. Debra Jean "Deb" LLEWELLYN married unknown DEUL.
        3. Ronald Eugene "Ron" LLEWELLYN married Sharon Joan SMITH.

  2. John Eugene LLEWELLYN, born 24 Sep 1932, Leon, Decatur County, IA; Korean War Veteran, U.S. Army;
      married 31 Dec 1952, Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, IA Shirley Jo GILMORE;
      died 27 Sep 2014, Marshalltown, Marshall County, IA; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Tama County, IA.


John E. Llewellyn, 82, of Toledo passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Stan Upah officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 5-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

John was born on September 24, 1932, in Leon, Iowa, the son of E. Grant and Ethel (Scott) Llewellyn. He graduated from Guthrie Center High School. John served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

On December 31, 1952, he was united in marriage to Shirley Gilmore in Guthrie Center, Iowa.

John was a Lineman for the Iowa Electric Company starting in Guthrie Center, then Redfield, Iowa and came to Toledo in 1964. He retired in 1991 and then worked for USS Polaris in Toledo. John was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing and being on the farm, especially watching the cattle. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Shirley of Toledo; four daughters, Cindy (Dennis) Lorenzen of Spencer, Marcy (Brian) Lindstrom of Highland, Utah, Shannon Medrano of Des Moines and Shelley (Ron) Sadler of Chariton; one son, Tom (Deb) Llewellyn of Tama; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Grant Llewellyn of St. Charles and Jim Llewellyn of Ames; one sister, Sharon (Milton) Norton of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister-in-law, Audrey Llewellyn. A memorial fund has been established.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home of Tama, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

     John Eugene LLEWELLYN and Shirley Jo GILMORE had the following children:
      1. Cynthia Jo "Cindy" LLEWELLYN married Dennis LORENZEN.
      2. Marcia Jean "Marcy" LLEWELLYN married Bill SANGER.
      3. Shannon Kay LLEWELLYN married unknown MEDRANO.
      4. John Thomas "Tom" LLEWELLYN married Deborah "Deb" BAIER.
      5. Shelley Renae LLEWELLYN married Ron SADLER.

   3. Sharon Eileen LLEWELLYN, born in Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, IA; married 4 Apr 1967, Albany, MO Luther Milton NORTON.
       Sharon Eileen LLEWELLEYN and Luther Milton NORTON had the following children:
       1. Luther Dennis NORTON married Lisa ANDREWS.
       2. Susan Eileen NORTON married Scott FULLER.
       3. Justin Fuller NORTON.

   4. James Edward LLEWELLYN, born in Jefferson, Guthrie County, IA;
       married 30 Jan 1965, Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa Mary Louise MINNICK. They later divorced.
       James Edward LLEWELLEYN and Mary Louise MINNICK had the following children:
       1. Michelle Nadine LLEWELLYN married IA Gerald YEAROUS.
       2. Lesa Dawn LLEWELLYN, born Creston, Union County, IA.
       3. Jamie Michael LLEWELLYN married 1st Carolyn PINE; married 2nd Vicki unknown.


Children of Minnie Almeda TAYLOR (1883 - 1934) and Samuel Jenue "Sam" OVERHOLTZER (1869 - 1922)

 Opal Harriett OVERHOLTZER was born 17 Apr 1903, Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa. She married 1st 26 Dec 1923, Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa Ira "Lee" KROUCH. Ira "Lee" KROUCH, the son of Ira KROUCH (1862 - 1932) and Mary Rosena BYRUM (1870 - 1934) was born 14 Nov 1899, Wayne County, Iowa.
Opal Harriet OVERHOLTZER married 2nd 12 Jan 1957, Bates County, Missouri Clifford Earl McCULLOUGH. Clifford Earl McCULLOUGH, the son of Elijah Wilson McCULLOUGH (1863 - 1938) and Martha Melvina "Vina" SCOTT ( 1865 - 1939), was born 3 May 1896, Decatur County, Iowa and died in Dec 1985, Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. Opal Harriett OVERHOLTZER died 12 Sep 1974. Opal and Clifford were buried in Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa. gravestone
 Cecile Velma OVERHOLTZER, was born 20 Oct 1905 near LeRoy, Decatur County, Iowa. Cecile Velma OVERHOLTZER and Ivan Harold GIBBS were married 19 Feb 1925, Humeston, Wayne County, Iowa. Ivan Harold GIBBS, the son of Frank J. GIBBS (1881 - 1971) and Sallie J. RUTLEDGE (1882 - 1972), was born in 1902 and died in 1966. He was buried in Humeston Cemetery, Humeston, Wayne County, Iowa.
  Cecile Velma OVERHOLTZER and Ivan Harold GIBBS had the following child:
      1. Jeanne Elaine GIBBS married George HARRIS.
Cecile Velma OVERHOLTZER married 2nd Jan 1970, Clarksburg, Moniteau County, Missouri Porter Williams TUMY, Sr. Porter Williams TUMY, Sr., the son of James TUMY (1956 - 1921) and Mary Elizabeth HALL (1861 - 1951), was born 24 May 1899, Bunceton, Cooper County, Missouri, and died in 1974. Cecile Velma OVERHOLTEZER died 21 Sep 1979, Doc's Retreat near Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri. Cecile Velma OVERHOLTZER was buried in Humeston, Wayne County, Iowa.

 Samuel "Howard" OVERHOLTZER was born 17 Feb 1910, Garden Grove, Decatur County. Iowa. Samuel "Howard" married Ava Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM. Ava Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, the daughter of Clarence Washington CUNNINGHAM (1883 - 1949) and Jessie M. FANNING (1884 - 1971), was born 17 May 1915, Mercer County, Missouri and died 28 Aug 1970, Mercer County, Missouri. Samuel "Howard" OVERHOLTZER died 23 Nov 1968, Mercer, Mercer County, Missouri. They were buried in Early Cemetery, Mercer. Mercer County, Missouri.
   Samuel "Howard" OVERHOLTZER and Ava Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM had the following children:
      1. Clarence Howard OVERHOLTZER, born 1933, MO; married Helen Lorene (BOUYEAR) McFARLAND; died 7 Nov 1972.
          Helen Lorene (BOUYEAR) McFARLAND, b. 8 Oct 1934, Watts OK.
          Clarence Howard OVERHOLTZER and Helen Lorene (BOUYEAR) McFARLAND had the following child:
            1. Loren OVERHOLTZER, born and died 1963.
      2. Greta Jenie OVERHOLTZER, born 8 Jan 1935, Mercer, Mercer Co. MO; married unknown DAVIS;
          died 20 Sep 2006, Pilot Grove, Cooper Co MO; buried in Early Cemetery, Mercer, Mercer Co. MO.

The Sedalia Democrat
Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri
September 30, 2006

Greta Jenie Davis, 71, of Pilot Grove, died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Katy Manor Nursing Home in Pilot Grove. She was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Mercer, a daughter of Samuel Howard an Ava Elizabeth Cunningham Overholtzer.

Mrs. Davis was a graduate of Mercer high School and lived most of her life in the Mercer community. She worked as an administrative secretary at the Mercer School. She later was employed by the Mercer County sheriff's Department as a dispatcher. She also worked as a billing clerk for the Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation in Princeton, MO until her failing health forced her to retire. She was a former member of the Mercer Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Rayl, and her husband, Charles, of Hughesville; two sons, Glen Davis, and his companion, Debbie Schlomer, of Sedalia; and George Davis, and his wife, Cindy, of Allerton, IA; three grandchildren, Sherri Rayl, Gregory Davis, and Alex Davis; a step-granddaughter, Rachel Hammers; two step-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Clarence Howard Overholtzer.

Graveside services will be Monday at the Early Cemetery in Mercer, with the Rev. Jack Stark officiating.

      3. Robert E. OVERHOLTZER, born 22 Jan 1939, Mercer Co. MO; married Rozann unknown ( - );
          died 3 Sep 1977, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co. MO; buried in Early Cemetery, Mercer, Mercer Co. MO.

  Max J. OVERHOLTZER was born 14 Jul 1914, LeRoy, Decatur County, Iowa. Max J. OVERHOLTZER married 27 Sep 1958, Cooper County, Missouri O Mary COLE (1904- 1995); Max was a World War II Veteran, MOMM/2, U.S. Navy. Mary COLE, the daughter of George Truman COLE (1875 - 1950) and Ida TUMY (1878 - 1971), was born 27 Nov 1904, and died 28 Sep 1995. Max J. OVERHOLTZER died 9 May 1994, Cooper County, Missouri. Max and Mary were buried in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Pisgah, Cooper County, Missouri.

  Donald Earl "Don" OVERHOLTZER was born 21 Mar 1920, Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa. Donald Earl "Don" OVERHOLTZER and Ethel Lucille CAIN were married 6 Jun 1942. He was a World War II Veteran, serving as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army from 20 Mar 1942 - 6 Nov 1945. Ethel Lucille CAIN, the daughter of Dewey Lee CAIN (1898 - 1980) and Minnie A. WOODEN (1899 - 1985), was born 22 Aug 1921, Bogard, Carroll County, Missouri, and died 21 January 2013, Adel, Dallas County, Iowa. Donald Earl "Don" OVERHOLTZER died 6 Aug 2007, Melrose, Monroe County, Iowa.

Des Moines Register
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

Donald Earl Overholtzer, 87, formerly of Des Moines, passed peacefully from this life on Monday, August 6, 2007 at his home in Melrose, Iowa.

Don was born in Garden Grove, Iowa to Samuel and Minnie Overholtzer on March 21, 1920. He attended high school in Kansas City before joining the 90th Infantry Division during World War II. He was later sent to the 10th Mountain Division, acquiring the rank of Staff Sergeant and serving in London for two years amidst nightly bombing raids. He was a 50-year member of the Freemasons and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Don was employed with Guys Potato Chips for more than 30 years and later with Purlator until retirement. Don was easily recognizable by his signature tilted ball cap and warm, gentle demeanor. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports, and visiting with family and friends.

Don is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Ethel Overholtzer of Melrose; their son Don (Jana) Overholtzer, Jr. of Russell; two daughters, Gloria Bender of Melrose and Rita (Dennis) Hesseltine (formerly Canney) of Adel, Iowa; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal McCullough and Cecil Gibbs; and two brothers, Max Overholtzer and Howard Overholtzer. A military service will be held at Merle Hay Funeral Home on Thursday, August 9, at 1 p.m. We love you Don. You were the patriarch of our family's greatest generation and we'll miss you dearly.

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Des Moines Register
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
January 27, 20013

Ethel Lucille Overholtzer (Cain), 91, died peacefully in her sleep January 22, 2013 with family bedside at SunnyBrook of Adel. At her request, a private family life celebration will be held.

Ethel was born August 22, 1921 to Dewey and Minnie Cain of Carrollton, MO. She married Don Overholtzer in 1942. They loved to travel in their motorhome, visiting family and friends all over. Ethel became ill with Alzheimer's in 1999. Ethel was tireless, working as a salesclerk at Younkers in the 60's, a bookkeeper, a seamstress and at Corwin Cleaners. She also sold Avon and Tupperware; her last job cleaning laundry for the Blue Bird Motel. Ethel had a passion for growing flowers and vegetables along with cooking and sewing.

She's survived by brother Gene "Killer" Cain of Salinas, CA; sisters Donna Newnham (Kenneth) and Anna Mae Martin (Tom), both of Carrollton, MO, along with daughter Gloria Bender of TX, Don "Butch" Overholtzer, Jr. of Russell, IA; and Rita Hesseltine (Dennis) of Adel; nine grandkids and 17 great-grandkids. Her husband Don preceded her in death in 2007.

Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Alzheimer's research or to help fund resident activities at SunnyBrook of Adel. An online remembrance page for Ethel may be found at facebook.com/EthelOverholtzer.

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Donald E. Overholtzer, Jr. passed away in his home [in Lucas County, IA] on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Don was born Sept. 8, 1946 in Kansas City, MO to Donald and Ethel (Cain) Overholtzer, Sr.

He proudly served his country by joining the Air Force at the age of 17. As part of his service, he completed a tour in Vietnam. His comment to this was "A lot of people said Vietnam was a wasted war, but there were plenty of children in Vietnam that didn't deserve what was going on."

He moved to his current home in rural Russell, Iowa after marrying his wife, Jana [R. (Masters)] in 2004. Together they enjoyed traveling and spending time in their quiet country home.

Don retired from the VA Medical Center in Des Moines in 2008. He will be remembered by those who knew him for loving to pull practical jokes and his true loyalty to friends and family.

Don could always be counted on for a warm smile and comforting words. He loved his Kansas City Chiefs, Iowa Hawkeyes, and he loved to fish.

Don was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Jana; daughter Dawn (Nick) Lefler of Ankeny; step-children Dusty Richard of Des Moines, and Jessica Richard of Russell. Grandchildren Spencer Reed of Iowa City; Trent Richard of Clive; Lucas Richard of Russell; Aaliyah Richard of Chariton; Kinnick Ensley of Des Moines. Sisters, Rita (Dennis) Hesseltine of Adel and Gloria Bender of Texas. Brother-in-law Dennis (Marilyn) Masters of Nashville, TN; sister-in-law Valerie (David) Dunn of Oklahoma City, OK; Dee (Brian) Snodgrass of Knoxville, IA; father-in-law Rodney (Marilyn) Masters of Chariton, Iowa.

[Interment was made in Russell Cemetery, Russell IA.]

Children of George Harvey TAYLOR (1886 - 1958) and Mary Ellen PHIPPS (1892 - 1940)

 Claud Eldon TAYLOR was born 2 Nov 1912, Garden Grove Township, Decatur County, Iowa. He served as a PFC in the U.S. Army during World War II. Claud Eldon TAYLOR married Mae E. HIRT. Claud Eldon TAYLOR died in Apr 1981 and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Slater, Saline County, Missouri.
   Claud Eldon TAYLOR and Mae E. HIRT had the following children:
     1. Claud Eddie TAYLOR.
     2. Louella TAYLOR.
     3. Walt TAYLOR.
     4. Mary TAYLOR.

 James Wesley "Wes" TAYLOR was born 1 Jul 1915, Morgan Township, Decatur County, Iowa. He was a World War II Veteran, PHM/2 U.S. Navy. James Wesley "Wes" TAYLOR and Ruth M. PIPER were married 24 Nov 1950/ Ruth M. PIPER, the daughter of Edward Arthur PIPER and Anna BELT, was born 2 Nov 1908, Green County, Missouri. James Wesley "Wes" TAYLOR died 28 Apr 2000, Miami, Saline County, Missouri. Ruth M. PIPER died 30 1984, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri. They were buried in Miami Cemetery, Miami, Saline County, Missouri.

The Marshall Democrat-News
Marshall, Saline County, Missouri
May 1, 2000

James W. "Wes" Taylor, 84, of Miami, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Kathy Morrison will officiate. Pianist Julie Lewis will play "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Miami Cemetery in Miami. Pallbearers will be John Moore, Brenda Taylor, Gary Taylor, Keith Moore, Ed Taylor, Jeff Langan, Michelle Langan and Jason Taylor. Memorials are suggested to Miami Cemetery or Miami Community Center.

Born July 1, 1915 in Morgan Center, Iowa, he was the son of the late George and Mary Phipps Taylor. On Nov. 24, 1950, he married Ruth Piper, who preceded him in death July 30, 1984. He had lived in the Miami area most of his life. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a woodcraftsman. He was past mayor and city councilman of Miami. He was a U.S. Marine Corps (sic, U.S. Navy per his gravestone) veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Langan and husband, Larry, of Marshall and JoAnn Moore and husband, Phillip, of Lompoc, Calif.; one daughter-in-law, Rita Taylor of Miami; one sister of California; seven grandchildren, John Moore, Keith Moore, Brenda Taylor, Gary Taylor, Ed Taylor, Jeff Langan and Michelle Langan; six great-grandchildren, Lindsey Moore, Jason Taylor, Audra Taylor, Dawson Taylor, Taylor Langan and Sean Langan; a sister, Tintsey of the State of California; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Carl E. Taylor, three sisters and one brother.

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The Marshall Democrat-News
Marshall, Saline County, Missouri
July 31, 1984

Mrs. Wes (Ruth) Taylor, 75, of Miami, Mo., died Monday, July 30, at the Kelling Hospital in Waverly.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Campbell-Lewis Chapel. Burial will be in the Miami Cemetery. Friends may call anytime at the Campbell-Lewis Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Fund.

Born Nov. 2, 1908 in Green County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Edward Arthur Piper and Anna Belt Piper. On Nov. 24, 1950 she was married to James Wesley Taylor and he survives of the home. Mrs. Taylor had lived most of her life in Miami.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann Moore of Lompoc, Calif.; Mrs. Ruth Langan of Marshall; one son, Carl E. Taylor of Miami; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild and two brothers, John Piper and Ernest Piper, both of Marshall. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

   James Wesley "Wes" TAYLOR and Ruth Judy PIPER had the following children:
     1. Jo Ann TAYLOR married Phillip MOORE.
         JoAnn TAYLOR and Phillip MOORE had the following children:
           1. John Philip MOORE.
           2. Keith Allan MOORE.
     2. Carl Edward George TAYLOR, born 18 Nov 1937, Saline County, MO; married Rita CURRY;
         died 21 Sep 1994; buried Miami Cemetery, Miami, Saline County, MO.
         Carl Edward George TAYLOR and Rita CURRY had the following children:
           1. Brenda Diane TAYLOR.
           2. Garry TAYLOR.
           3. Carl Edward TAYLOR, Jr.

  The Marshall Democrat-News
Marshall, Saline County, Missouri
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Brenda Diane Taylor, 56, of Miami, MO, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia [Boone County, MO].

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at Miami Community Church with burial in Miami Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to family choice and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com

Born February 5, 1958 in Carrollton, she was the daughter of the late Carl Edward Taylor and Rita Curry Taylor who survives of Miami. She was a 1976 graduate of Marshall High School and a graduate of Saline County Career Center Nursing Program. Brenda lived in the Miami area most of her life, and was an active member of the community, volunteering for many of the community activities. She was an LPN for 33 years, and worked as the plant nurse for Cargill Meat Solutions since 1999. She enjoyed going to the casino and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her mother; she is survived by one son, Jason Taylor and wife Lucy of Miami; two grandsons, Andrew and Ulysses; two brothers, Gary L. Taylor and wife Christina of Miami, and Carl Edward Taylor II and wife Jeanna of Miami; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

     James Wesley "Wes" TAYLOR and Ruth Judy PIPER had the following child:
       3. Ruth TAYLOR married Larry LANGAN.
           Ruth TAYLOR and Larry LANGAN had the following children:
             1. Jeffery LANGAN.
             2. Michelle Lynn LANGAN.

 Edna Myrtle TAYLOR, born 18 Sep 1917, Garden Grove Township, Decatur County, IA; married 8 Jul 1934 Anthony "Edward" Wayne "Buck" RAMEY. Anthony "Edward" Wayne "Buck" RAMEY, the son of Dr. Anthony Wayne RAMEY (1869 - 1935) and Mary Ellen STONER (1884 - 1963), was born 8 Nov 1913, Miami, Saline County, Missouri. He was a World War II veteran, serving as a Seaman 2/Class in the U.S. Navy from 6 Jan 1944 to 31 Aug 1945. Anthony "Edward" Wayne "Buck" RAMEY died 8 May, 1983, Miami, Saline County, Missouri. Edna Myrtle TAYLOR and Anthony "Edward" Wayne "Buck" RAMEY were buried in Miami Cemetery, Miami, Saline County, Missouri.

   Edna Myrtle TAYLOR and Anthony "Edward" Wayne "Buck" RAMEY had the following children:
      1. Edna Mae RAMEY married James Edwin SAMPLE.
      2. Vivian Ellen RAMEY, born 27 Mar 1938, Miami, Saline County, MO; married 16 Jul 1961 Donald Eugene WYLIE;
          died 18 May 1977, Marshall, Saline County, MO; buried in Miami Cemetery, Miami, Saline County, MO.
            Children of Vivian Ellen RAMEY and unknown WYLIE:
         1. Joseph Edward Wylie
      3. May Opal RAMEY married 1st John TOBBIN;
          married 2nd unknown PARKER.
            Children of May Opal RAMEY and unknown PARKER:
            1. John Marshall Parker.
            2. Joseph Floyd PARKER.
            3. Kathy Lynn PARKER
      4. Billy Wayne RAMEY married Joyce ROWKS.
          Children of Billy Wayne RAMEY and Joyce ROWKS:
          1. Jeffery RAMEY.
          2. Leslie RAMEY.
      5. Wanda Lou RAMEY, born 18 Dec 1945, Miami, Saline County, MO; died 29 Mar 2008, Columbia, Boone County, MO;
          married 1st 8 Jul 1961 Richard Douglas MARTIN (born 28 Nov 1941, Springs, Jackson Co. MO,
            son of Marion V. MARTIN (1919 - 1995) & Katherine DOLLARD (1923 - 1993), died 22 Nov 1995, Pocatella ID, bd Yakima, Yakima Co. WA);
          married 2nd 29 Jul 1972 John BENEDICT.

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Wanda Lou Benedict, age 62, of Marceline, Missouri died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia. Wanda was born at Marshall, Missouri on December 18, 1945 to Edward and Edna (Taylor) Ramey.

She married John Benedict on July 29, 1972 and he survives of the home in Marceline. Wanda was a homemaker and had lived in the Mike area for the past 29 years.

She is survived by her husband John, Marceline, son Terry Wayne Martin, Sweet Springs, MO; daughters, Janet Atherton, Carrollton, MO; Kimberly Mae Martin, Madison, MO; and Carmen Benedict, Joplin, MO; brother Bill Ramey, Marshall, MO; sisters Edna Mae Sample, Slater, MO; Waunita Morgan, Kansas City, MO; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one soon to be here.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Vivian Walley (sic).

Visitation services will be held from 6 until 8 pm Friday, April 4, 2008 at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Burial will be at a later date.

 Madonna Mae "Donna" TAYLOR was born 28 Jun 1922, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Madonna Mae "Donna" TAYLOR and John William "Wick" FOX, Jr. married 21 May 1942, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri. John William "Wick" FOX, Jr., the son of John William FOX Sr. and Emma Louise DREW, was born 19 Apr 1917, Chariton County, Missouri. He died 16 Jul 1982, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. Madonna Mae "Donna" TAYLOR died 7 Mar 1995, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. They were buried in Vohner Cemetery, Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri. Madonna Mae TAYLOR and John William FOX Jr. had the following child:
      1. Goldie "Ann" FOX, married unknown CHRISTIAN.

Children of George Harvey TAYLOR (1886 - 1958) and Mildred HUNT (1913 - 2006)

 Rosa Lee TAYLOR, born 21 Sep 1943, Marshall, Saline Co. MO; married Wayne WIGGINS; died 31 Dec 2013, Warrensburg, Johnson Co., MO.

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Rosa Lee Taylor, 70 of Joplin, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at her brother and sister-in-law’s home near Warrensburg [MO].

Rosa was born September 21, 1943 in Marshall, Missouri the daughter of George Harvey Taylor and Mildred M. (Hunt) Taylor. She attended Marshall High School and later graduated from Mechanic’s School. She overhauled her own ’37 Plymouth when she was fourteen years of age. Rose married Wayne Wiggins in Carrollton, where they farmed and worked with cattle and horses. She eventually moved to Joplin where she resided for over twenty years. She owned and operated a pet store during that time. On September 13, 2013, she came to live with her brother and wife, Don and Carol Gibson of Warrensburg. This is where she celebrated her 70th birthday.

Survivors include her brother Don Gibson and wife, Carol of Warrensburg, MO; daughter: Bonnie Lee Leone; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, George H. Taylor, Jr. on Father’s Day 1948; her father, George in 1959; her mother, Mildred on Father’s Day 2006 and her husband, Wayne several years earlier.

Per Rosa’s request, following cremation, there will be no services.

Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.

Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net

 George Harvey TAYLOR, Jr., born 30 Jun 1945, Miami, Saline County, MO;
died 17 Jun 1949, Miami, Saline County, MO;
buried in Harmony Church Cemetery, Miami, Saline County, MO.
 Norma M. TAYLOR, born and died 1949, Miami, Saline County, MO;
buried in Harmony Church Cemetery, Miami, Saline County, MO.


Children of Margaret Lucretia "Maggie" TAYLOR (1889 - 1961) and Harry W. LOGAN (1882 - 1956)

 Helen Louise LOGAN was born 19 Feb 1923, Fairmount, Jackson County, Missouri. Helen was adopted into the Harry and Margaret LOGAN family, who did not have children of their own. Helen Louise LOGAN and George Benjamin SMITH were married 19 Jul 1941. George Benjamin SMITH, the son of Martin Ralph SMITH (1896 - 1969) and Mary Viola WISEHART (1901 - 1998), was born 10 Oct 1919, Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas. He was a World War II Veteran. George Benjamin SMITH died in Jun 1985 Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri. Helen Louise LOGAN died 21 Mar 2008, Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Missouri. They were buried in Flora Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

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Helen Louise Smith, 85, Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at the John Knox Village Care Center in Lee's Summit.

Before Helen retired, she worked as a bookkeeper/secretary at the United Retail Clerks Union. She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Smith, in 1985.

Her survivors include her son, James Dale Smith and his wife, Debra, of Independence, Mo.; daughter, Darlene Marie Carlton and her husband, Harry, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; grandsons, Chris Carlton, Brent Carlton and wife, Melanie, Logan Smith, Heather, and Garrett Smith and his wife, Rachel; and her great-granddaughters, Brittney, Cassidy, Brianna and Mikaila.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City. Friends and family are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, 816-353-1218. The family suggests contributions to the John Knox Village Hospice House. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com.

   Helen Louise LOGAN and George Benjamin SMITH had the following children:
          1. Darlene Marie SMITH married Harry CARLTON.
          2. James Dale SMITH married Debra unknown.


Children of James "Lowell" TAYLOR (1892 - 1965) and Clara Edna RUARK (1900 - 1988)

 Kenneth Rex TAYLOR.
 Keith Leo TAYLOR.
 Harry "Logan" TAYLOR.
 Benjamin Isaac "Ben" TAYLOR, born 27 Dec 1922; World War II & Korean War Veteran, U.S. Navy; married 16 May 1942 Worcester MA Grace Veronica GENDRON (1925 - 2011); died 9 Feb 2009, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO; buried in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass County, MO.

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Benjamin Isaac Taylor, 86, Harrisonville, MO, died Monday, February 9, 2009 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 13, 2009 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Friends may call from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 12, at the church with Rosary at 7:30.

Ben was born December 27, 1922 in Garden Grove, Iowa, the son of James Lowell and Clara Taylor. Ben married Grace V. Gendron on May 16, 1942. Ben worked for Crimsco Tool and Die in Kansas City as a machinist, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville. He was a WWII and Korean War Navy veteran.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents, his children, Susan Taylor, Deborah Elliott and Benjamin Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Grace, of the home; two sons, Keith Taylor, Gladstone, MO and Logan Taylor, Archie, MO; one daughter, Joyce Burton, Harrisonville, MO; three brothers, Logan, James and Keith; three sisters, Romana, Margaret and Lois; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


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Grace Veronica Gendron Taylor of Harrisonville [MO], passed away at Adrian Manor.

Grace was the daughter of Arthur E & Anna M Gendron. Grace married Benjamin Isaac Taylor 16 May 1942; they were married 67 years until Benjamin's death in 2009.

Grace grew up in Worcester with her 5 sisters: Ruth, Doris, Marjorie, Katherine, Mary & brother Arthur.

Grace worked at K-Mart Department Store in South KC as a floor manager for more than 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Benjamin; brother; sisters; children: Susan Taylor, Deborah Elliott & Benjamin Taylor.

She is survived by children: Keith Taylor of Gladstone, Logan Taylor of Archie, & Joyce Burton of Harrisonville; 11 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren.

Cremation, w/memorial at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville. Mass of Christian Burial will be with Fr. Christian Malewski.

Burial will follow in Orient Cemetery. Mullinax Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Benjamin Isaac "Ben" TAYLOR and Grace Veronica GENDRON had the following children:
          1. Benjamin TAYLOR, died unknown.
          2. Keith TAYLOR.
          3. Joyce TAYLOR married unknown BURTON.
          4. Logan TAYLOR.
          5. Susan TAYLOR, died unknown.
          6. Deborah Jean TAYLOR, born 25 Dec 1950, Worcester, Wocester County, Massachusetts;
              married 25 Oct 1969 Kansas City, Jackson County MO Raymond D. "Ray" ELLIOTT;
              died 23 Mar 1994, Ponca City, OK; buried in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass County, MO.

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Deborah Tayler Elliott, 43, of Ponca City, OK., died Wednesday, March 23, at Saint Joseph, Medical Center, Ponca City.

She was born December 25, 1950, in Worchester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Benjamin and Grace Taylor.

In October, 1969, she married Ray Elliott in Kansas City. Mrs. Elliott had lived in Kansas City before moving to Ponca City, OK.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Elliott, and 2 sons, Aaron and Raymond Elliott, all of the home; her parents, Ben and Grace Taylor, Harrisonville; 3 brothers, Benjamin Taylor, Taveriner, Florida; Keith Taylor, Gladstone; and Logan Taylor, Harrisonville; a sister, Joyce Burton, Harrisonville.

Graveside prayer services will be at 2:00pm Saturday, April 9, in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

  James "Lowell" TAYLOR and Clara Edna RUARK had the following children:
 Frances Irene TAYLOR.
 Margaret Ellen TAYLOR.
 James Lowell "Jim" TAYLOR, Jr..
 Jessie Lois TAYLOR.
 Clara Ramona TAYLOR.
 Doris Fawnette TAYLOR married Joe SAMPLE.


Children of Ida Belle TAYLOR (1894 - 1954) and Charles Allen FINCKBONE (1890 - 1979)

 Paul Edward FINCKBONE, born 11 Jun 1914, Decatur County, IA; married 31 Oct 1936 Edna Arvilla HARRIS; died 20 Jun 2010, Ely, St. Louis County MN; buried in Guthrie Cemetery, Hubbard County, MN. Edna Arvilla HARRIS, the daughter of Adrian Earl HARRIS (1888 - 1951) and Gladys E. JOHNSON (1898 - 1958), born 11 Jun 1914, Bemidji, Beltrami County, MN, died 20 Jun 2010, Ely, St. Louis County, MN, buried Argo Cemetery, Babbitt, St. Louis County MN.

  Mesabi Daily News
Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota
June 22, 2010

Edna Arvilla Finckbone, 96, longtime resident of Ely, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, in the Ely Bloomenson Nursing Home.

She was born June 11, 1914, in Bemidji, Minn., the daughter of Adrian and Gladys Harris. She graduated from Bemidji High School. Edna was united in marriage to Paul E. Finckbone on Oct. 31, 1936. She worked as a homemaker, and enjoyed cooking and gardening.

She is survived by four daughters: Valerie (Art) Moats, Paulette (Bill) Krueger, Carol (Paul) Lepisto, and Amy (Bob) Omerza; a sister, Darlene Bartz; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; two sons: Mervin Boe and Bruce Finckbone; two daughters: Arvilla LeBlanc and Katherine Taylor Finckbone; and several siblings.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am memorial service Thursday, June 24, 2010 in the Bauman-Cron Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend Brenda King will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Argo cemetery.

Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home, in Virginia. To leave remembrances of Edna on-line please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com.

      Paul Edward FINCKBONE and Edna Arvilla HARRIS had the following children:
          1. Valerie FINCKBONE married Arthur "Art" MOATS.
          2. Paulette FINCKBONE married William "Bill" KRUEGER.
          3. Carol Ann FINCKBONE, born 4 Aug 1942, Bemidji, Beltrami County MN; married 30 Oct 1976 Paul William LEPISTO (1941 - 2015);
              died 2012; buried in Ely Cemetery, Ely, St. Louis County MN.

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Paul William Lepisto, 74, of Ely, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital [Ely MN].

He went to rest in heaven on the same day as his beloved deceased wife Carol Ann (Finckbone) Lepisto’s birthday.

He was born June 8, 1941, at the Shipman Hospital, Ely, to Tomi (sic) [Toimi J. Lepisto [(1909 - 1998)] and Aune Maria (Ranta) Lepisto [(1992)].

He graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1959 and attended Ely Junior College. He was called to service for the U.S. Army and stationed at Camp Century Greenland, with studies in polar research and development. Returning home, he went back to work at Reserve Mining and Hibbing Taconite until retirement.

Paul enjoyed spending time with all his children, grandchildren and family members — cooking, fishing, hunting, reading and gardening. He enjoyed the green beans, tomatoes and flowers, mostly. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing stuff in his garage. The garage and tools were always open for use, but you had better put stuff back where it belonged. Everything had its place, whether in the house or garage.

He enjoyed using his iPad and studying his Finnish heritage, and he spoke Finnish a little. When visiting neighbors and friends, he could be a jokester and enjoyed his daily visits from Tucker, for his daily doggie treats.

Paul married Carol on Oct. 30, 1976.

Paul is survived by his children, Neil (Andrea) Lepisto, William Bach, Brenda (Jerome) Whiting, Bruce (Carrie) Bach; and daughter-in-law, Yvonne Vidmar Bach; his 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Leslie (Julie) Lepisto, and Walter (Audrey) Lepisto; nephews and nieces, Cameron Lepisto, Carena (Joseph) Burtzel, Matthew ( Michelle) Lepisto and Andrew Lepisto; great-nephews and great-nieces, Madeline Lepisto, Riley and Gordan Burtzel, and Cataleena Lepisto.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; and son, Jody Bach.

Burial will be at the Ely Cemetery, Ely [Minnesota].

      Paul Edward FINCKBONE and Edna Arvilla HARRIS had the following children:
          4. Mervin Boe FINCKBONE, died unknown.
          5. Amelia Joy "Amy" FINCKBONE, born 23 Nov 1944, Itasca County MN; married Robert Joseph "Bob" OMERZA (1948 - 2012);
              died 19 Apr 2014, Miller-Dwan Hospital, Duluth, St. Louis County MN; buried Ely Cemetery, St. Louis County MN.

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Robert Joseph Omerza, 65, of Ely, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Boundary Waters Care Center.

He was born May 7, 1948, in Winton to Joe [Joseph Frank Omerza (1892 - 1981)] and Mary [Mary Frances Lah (1910 - 1991)] Omerza. He married Amelia "Amy" Finckbone Dec. 31, 1980, in Ely. He attended Ely schools and worked as a truck driver for Reserve Mining Company.

He is survived by his wife, Amy; five stepchildren; sister, Rose Pennala; several nieces and nephews; and several stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and two brothers-in-law, Donald Pennala and Martin Pulis.

Interment was made in Ely Cemetery, Ely

      Paul Edward FINCKBONE and Edna Arvilla HARRIS had the following children:
          6. Arvilla LeBlanc FINCKBONE, died unknown.
          7. Katherine Taylor FINCKBONE, died unknown.
          8. Bruce E. FINCKBONE, born 21 Sep 1948, Grand Rapids, Itasca County, MN; died 29 Oct 2009, Grand Rapids, Itasca County, MN;
              buried in Argo Cemetery, Babbitt, St. Louis County, MN.

  Hibbing Daily Tribune
Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minnesota

Bruce E. Finckbone, 61, of Chisholm, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids.

He is survived by his mother, Edna Finckbone of Ely and 4 sisters, Valerie (Arthur) Moats of Ely, Paulette (Bill) Krueger of Babbitt, Carol (Paul) Lepisto of Ely and Amy (Bob) Omerza of Ely.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Finckbone; two sisters, Arvilla LaBlanc and Kathyrn Taylor; and a brother, Mervin Finckbone.

Funeral: Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia with the Rev. Brenda King officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial: Inurnment will be in Argo Cemetery in Babbitt.

Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.

 Audrey E. FINCKBONE, born 26 Sep 1914, Decatur County, IA; died May 1978, Tampico, Whiteside County IL.
 Charles "Howard" FINCKBONE, born 22 Oct 1916, Decatur County, IA; died 8 Jun 1999, Tacoma, Pierce County WA.
 Iola Marie FINCKBONE, born 13 Jan 1919, Decatur County, IA; married Ralph Otto MULLER (b. 14 Aug 1916 MN, son of Otto Carl MULLER and Nora DOBLER), WWII veteran U.S. Army Purple Heart): d. 5 Nov 1997 MN); died 14 Oct 1989, Guthrie, Hubbard County MN; buried Zion Memorial Cemetery, Park Rapids, Hubbard County MN.

  The Bemidji Pioneer
Bemidji, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ronald Charles Muller "Rotten Ron", 63, of Laporte, MN passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013. He was born on March 9, 1950 in Cass Lake, Minnesota the son of Ralph and Iola (Finckbone) Muller.

Ron grew up around the Cass Lake, Bemidji area and attended school at Guthrie and Bemidji school districts. He entered the United States Army and served three years in Vietnam following school. Once he was honorably discharged from the Army he drove truck to keep him busy. He met Deborah Smodell and they married November 1, 1980 at the Northern Bible Church in Bemidji.

Ron started and operated the Ron Muller Trucking Company. He was always a very good-humored person who loved spending time with his grandchildren. There wasn't an opportunity Ron would miss to poke fun at a person. Ron was also a member of the St. Paul American Legion Post 1982.

He was preceded in death by his wife Deborah (Smodell) Muller, his parents, sister; Ilene Rohde and brother; Duane "Butch" Muller.

Ron is survived by his son; Todd (Jessica) Muller of Thief River Falls, MN, daughters; Rena Hanks of Kelliher, MN and Erin (Ryan) Storbeck of Gackle, ND, brother; Harlen (Muriel) Muller of Cass Lake, MN, sister; Darlene Tobin of Peach Tree City, GA, grandchildren; Payton, Lorelie, Connor, Jayce and Bailey. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A friendly gathering will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Third Base Bar and Grill in Laporte, MN.

Honorary pallbearers for Ron will be all his nephews and close friends. Military Honors accorded by Walker American Legion Post 134. Arrangements for Ron entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at www.northernpeace.com

 Mildred M. "Millie" FINCKBONE, born 16 Oct 1920, Minnesota; died 2 Jan 2003, Sterling Whiteside Co. IL; married 1st Earl ULVE, div.
Mildred Madelene M. "Millie" FINCKBONE and Earl ULVE had the following children:
  1. Lavon ULVE
  2. Jerry ULVE.
Mildred M. "Millie" FINCKBONE married 2nd Emil Floyd ULVE * (born Aug 1923, died Sept 1972).
Mildred M. "Millie" FINCKBONE and Emil Floyd ULVE had the following children:
  1. Shirley ULVE
  2. Kenneth ULVE.
  3. Richard ULVE.
  4. Dale ULVE.
  5. Sandra "Sandy" ULVE married unknown Hight.
Mildred "Millie" FINCKBONE married 3rd John L. AUSTIN (born 19 Jul 1923, died 1 Nov 1997)
Mildred M. "Millie" FINCKBONE died 2 Jan 2003. Mildred and John were buried in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside County IL.
 Doris Belle FINCKBONE, born 28 Nov 1922; married Lynn Wilford ULVE * (b. 9 Feb 1911 Wood Co. WI, d. 19 Jul 1976 Bemidji MN); died 24 Dec 1996; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji, Beltrand County MN.
   * Brothers, sons of Ole John ULVE (b. 17 Apr 1873, Norway; d. 27 Jul 1956, Hubbard Co. MN) and Bertha Radine GRAVLEY (b. 29 Jan 1881, Decatur City, Decatur Co. IA, d. 221 Mar 1948, Bemidji, Beltrand Co. MN.)
 Maurice A. FINCKBONE born 5 Aug 1924, Guthrie, Hubbard County, MN; World War II Veteran, U.S. Air Force; married 27 Sep 1947 Myrtle ALEKSICH; died Oct 1998; buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Itasca County MN.

  Herald Review
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
October 11, 1998

Maurice A. Finckbone was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Guthrie, the son of Charles and Ida Belle Finckbone and attended school in Guthrie. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He married Myrtle Aleksich on Sept. 27, 1947, in Bovey. He farmed for many years in the Trout Lake area and then went to work for School District 318 as a mechanic and bus driver, retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Church of God and the Disabled American Vets, Chapter 13, both of Grand Rapids.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Barbara Herschbach of Richfield, and Mary Booth, Grand Rapids; two sons, George, Grand Rapids, and Michael, Washington; four brothers and three sisters; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Monday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine, with the Rev. George Chatham officiating.

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine [Itasca County, Minnesota].

Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine.

 Ethel FINCKBONE married unknown BUTTS.
 Theodore "Ted" FINCKBONE.

  The Bemidji Pioneer
Bemidji, Beltrand County, Minnesota
Thursday, June 04, 2015

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Theodore "Ted" Finckbone, 88, Bemidji, died Tuesday in Havenwood Care Center.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., Monday at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji. Pastor Mark Kindem will officiate. Interment will be in Guthrie Cemetery.

Arrangements by Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji.


Child of Fern Marie TAYLOR (1897 - )
and Jesse DURHAM ( - )

 Raymond E. "Ray" DURHAM,
born 25 Nov 1914; died 20 Oct 1985;
Inter. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA.

NOTE: Raymond was the person who placed marbles on Ma (Permelia Ellen "Millie" (Smith) Taylor's homemade grave marker, spelling "Mother".





Child of Walter Earl "Pete" TAYLOR (1899 - 1983) and Marie Beryl LEONARD (1905 - 2002)


i.  Harry Scott TAYLOR was born 26 Oct 1936, Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa. Harry Scott TAYLOR and Karen NOBLE were married 24 Aug 1958. Harry Scott TAYLOR and Karen NOBLE had the following children:
    1. Michael Patrick TAYLOR, born Kirksville, Adair County, MO.
    2. David Wesley TAYLOR, born Kirksville, Adair County, MO.
    3. Pamela Jo TAYLOR, born Boulder, Boulder County, CO.
    4. Paul Randall TAYLOR, born Boulder, Boulder County, CO.
    5. Steven James TAYLOR, born Boulder, Boulder County, CO.


Children of Wesley "Elmer" TAYLOR (1902 - ) and Alma Madeline GUYE (1905 - 1984)

i. Geraldine Lenore "Gerri" TAYLOR was born 24 Jun 1928, Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa. Gearldine Lenore "Gerri" TAYLOR and Gerald Kay SCHREPFER were married 3 Sep 1948. Gerald Kay SCHREPFER born 15 May 1923, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa. He served during World War II in the Signal Corps of the U. S. Army Infantry. He died 17 Aug 2013, Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California. Geraldine Lenore "Gerri" TAYLOR died 12 Dec 2013, Palm Desert, Riverside County, California.

  Orange County Register
Anaheim, Orange County, California
December 14, 2013

Our mother died on December 12, 2013, age 85, in Palm Desert, California.

Geraldine was born on June 24, 1928, in Guthrie Center, Iowa. She moved with her family to Long Beach, California in 1930; graduated from George Washington High School in Los Angeles, and began working for Pacific Telephone Co, where she met and married Gerald Schrepfer in September of 1948, eventually moving to Orange County. They moved to Joshua Tree, California, upon Gerald's retirement in 1983. They had been married for 65 years.

Our mother was the cornerstone of our family. She loved reading, and working in her rose garden. She taught us to be kind, and to think of others. She was generous and loved helping whoever had a need. She loved her Joshua Tree home and the beautiful high desert.

Geraldine is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Mark) Frazier of Walnut Creek, Sally (John) Farwell of La Quinta and Susan Cummings of Tustin; her sister, Nita Slattery of Bullhead, AZ; and her brother, John Taylor of Ozark, MO. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Jim Taylor of Pomona.

Our mother was proud of her wonderful family, including her five grandchildren, Brian, Becky, Kelly, Jamie and Katie; her seven great-grandchildren; and each of her nieces and nephews.

Geraldine lost the love of her life three months prior to her death, and we know she has joined dad in heaven, and is no longer suffering. She requested there be no services.

  Hi-Desert Star
Yucca Valley, San Bernadino County, California
Friday, August 23, 2013

Obituary ~ Gerald Kay Schrepfer, Construction, engineer, veteran, 90

Gerald Kay Schrepfer died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.

He was born in Ida Grove, Iowa, on May 15, 1923, but lived most of his life in Orange and Los Angeles counties before retiring to Joshua Tree.

He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in the Signal Corps stationed in Europe during World War II.

After the war, he used the skills he learned in the Army to establish his 38-year career in construction and engineering with Pacific Telephone, where he began as a lineman installing lines across the Mojave Desert to the Colorado River at Davis Dam.

He loved to travel and explore. He always had his road atlas handy to plan the next road trip. He loved his family, his home and his trees and always had a plan for the next day.

He was one of those rare persons whose character was demonstrated by their actions, rather than words. He was kind and generous and always helped others. He was devoted to his wife of 65 years, Geraldine, who survived him. She was the love of his life.

Gerald is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Mark Frazier, Sally and John Farwell and Susan Cummings, five grandchildren and seven (almost) great-grandchildren.

Always included in his family circle are his sister-in-law, Nita Slattery, and his nephews and their wives, Dan and Marla Slattery and Michael and Diane Slattery, whom he loved as his own children.

Gerald requested there be no services at his burial. He made sure he spent time with everyone he loved while he was living.

He was our precious Dad and we will miss him. He was a good man.

  Geraldine Lenore "Gerri" TAYLOR and Gerald Kay SCHREPFER had the following children:
    1. Kathy SCHREPFER married Mark FRAZIER.
    2. Sally SCHREPFER married John FARWELL.
    3. Susan SCHREPFER married unknown CUMMINGS.


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