2013 Page County, Iowa obituaries
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Garrett, Laurence Linebaugh

Rev. Laurence Linebaugh Garrett, 82, Burlington, died at his home on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Rev. Garrett was born on Feb. 1, 1931 in Clarinda, at the Shady Brook Farm near Braddyville. He was the son of Max Martin and Eva Alice Linebaugh Garrett. He married Claris Fern (Jamie) Jamison on Aug. 14, 1958 in Villisca. She died Jan. 3, 2000.
He graduated from Simpson College at Indianola, and the Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. Serving the Iowa Annual Conference from 1957 until his retirement in 1994, he was the pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church from 1973 until 1980.
He worked with the boy scouts and enjoyed riding his bike, being in the outdoors, doing yard work, participating in church activities and talking to people. He enjoyed his mission trips to Mexico. Service to the people was his life.
He is survived by three sons, Joel Garrett and Alan Garrett both of Burlington, and Tobin (Melissa) Garrett of Ottumwa; one brother, Max (Joyce) Garrett of Eugene, Ore.; two sisters, Patty Hanson of Braddyville and Jean (Dr. Fred) Graham of East Lansing, Mich.; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and three step-great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one step-grandson.
Funeral service for Rev. Laurence Garrett were held at the Grace United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Trevor Davis officiating. Interment was held in Aspen Grove Cemetery on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Orthel as officiant.
The family received friends in Prugh’s Chapel on Friday evening. A memorial has been established for the Grace United Methodist Church


Gee, Kenneth James

Kenneth James Gee was born on a farm in Fremont County, Iowa on November 26, 1913 to Art and Lulu Gee. Ken attended Shenandoah schools and graduated with the Class of 1931. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1939. Ken served stateside and in the Pacific theater in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1940-1945. After WWII he joined the Army Reserve retiring at age 60 with the rank of Colonel.

Kenneth married Jean Woodworth McCullagh of Sierra Madre, California in Lombard, Illinois on September 6, 1942. They celebrated their 70th anniversary last September. Ken is the father of four daughters and one son.

Kenneth practiced medicine in Shenandoah for 40 years. He estimated he had delivered 2,000 babies. Many people stopped him on the street to say, "Hi Doc. Remember me? You delivered me and my three kids." He was held in great respect and affection by his many patients. He retired in 1986 and the Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce named Gee Park in his honor. Jeri Naven commented in the Evening Sentinel at the time, "So after all those years and after all those babies delivered, it is the last of an era of sorts. Many doctors have come and gone from this community. He represents the consistency, the security of the hometown doctor... who remembers when house calls were the norm..."

Kenneth loved Shenandoah and contributed to the community in many ways. He was a man of wide interests and talents. He was a member and officer of the Shenandoah Hospital, Library, Chamber of Commerce, School Board, Historical Society, Southwest Iowa Pioneer Association, Kiwanis, and other civic groups.

Kenneth was very involved in the creative and artistic life of Shenandoah. His family referred to him as a "true Renaissance man." He was a founder of the Southwest Iowa Theatre Group and built the sets for many of the SWITG plays. He also was a founder of Shen II Creative Artists and the Shenandoah Music Association. In high school he formed his own band, Kac's Kavaliers, which played throughout Southwest Iowa. Ken continued to play and improvise on his baby grand piano. He also enjoyed painting, photography, sculpture, and woodworking.

Travel was an important family activity. In his 2002 autobiography, Dear Ones Away, Ken stated "I would not exchange any of our family trips for things others might consider more important or valuable. Travel is an education that opens the mind to other places, other people, other lifestyles, other ways to make a living." Ken and his family traveled to Great Britain, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Switzerland, China, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, and all 50 states.

Kenneth had a lifetime interest in farming and conservation. His daughter Kelly and her family live on the family Century Farm near Farragut, Iowa. Ken also spent summers at his home at Lake Okoboji where he liked sailing and motor boating. He was also an avid snow skier on the slopes in Colorado until age 84.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Ingo Gee and Lulu Higinbotham Gee, and his second daughter, Leslie Gee Jenning. He is survived by his wife Jean McCullagh Gee and four children, Natalie Gee Hall and Michael Hall of Arlington, Virginia; Margot Gee and Jeff Subko of Shenandoah; Kelly Gee Carey and Michael Carey of Farragut; Christopher Kenneth Gee and Claire Townend Gee of Pacific Palisades, California; and Dane Jenning, Wichita, Kansas. Ken's grandchildren are Sarah Hall, Washington, D.C.; Kate Hall McKenney and Major Michael McKenney, USMC, Yuma, Arizona; Matthew Hall, Washington, D.C.; Helen Carey, New York City; Maeve Carey Gonzalez and Diego Gonzalez, Chicago, Illinois; Andrew Carey and Tatiana Carey, Farragut, Iowa; Fionnuala Carey, Seattle, Washington; Kenneth Ellis Gee and Eleanor Gee, Pacific Palisades, California. Ken's twin great-granddaughters are Teagan and Sophie McKenney, Yuma, Arizona

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Gibson, Isaac Edward

Isaac Edward Gibson was born on April 7th, 2003, in Shenandoah, Iowa, to his mother, Christina Dawn Lewis-Gibson and father Adam Courtney Gibson. He was also welcomed to the world by his big brother, Branden Allen Lewis Gibson.

Isaac's name means "laughter" and there is no other name that could have suited him better. From the time he was born he made people laugh and brought joy to everyone. He was bright, inquisitive and brave and he had the most amazing dry wit that never seemed to belong in a child's body. We always thought he was an "old soul" because he was able to understand things and grasp abstract concepts and find humor in things that should have been beyond his years.

Isaac was a real "hands on" kid. He didn't spend a lot of time on video games or electronic gadgets. He wanted to be outdoors doing things and he loved to work, especially outside work with either set of grandparents. Isaac loved all things sports but especially his Shenandoah Mustangs team, the Minnesota Vikings and Missouri Tigers. He learned to drive the riding lawn mower at the age of two and from that point on he drove anything he could get his hands on from trucks to tractors to golf carts. But of all the things he enjoyed, he loved to fish the most. He packed a lot of "fish stories" into his short life.

Isaac loved the Lord. He accepted Christ at the age of four and he remained faithful to the Lord. During the last months of his life, he prayed with his mother and others repeatedly throughout each day. When he was on his final journey in the PICU, his loved ones and beloved staff from the hospital sang hymns to him for hours and then released him into the arms of the Lord.

Isaac left this Earth on September 13, 2013. He is particularly mourned by his mother, brother, father, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Isaac didn't belong to us but was lent to us by the Lord. In his final days, he touched not only his family but the community and the world. He was a joy and inspiration to us all


Gilbert, Levi James

Levi James Gilbert, also known as “Levi Tough Guy Steamboat Gilbert” was born two months pre-mature by earthly standards but right on time according to the Lord God, maker of Heaven and Earth and everything in them. He was born June 7, 1996 at 4:01 p.m. in Clarinda, Iowa and he truly enjoyed and made the most of the 17 years and 5 months he lived in this life. Levi will forever be the son of Wess Wayne and Janet Lynn (Heinrich) Gilbert but he went to be with his precious Jesus on Thursday afternoon, November 7, 2013. He left the comfort of his earthly home and the family and friends he loved so much to gain his eternal home that he had longed and hoped for where he could finally be completely and utterly free to run, dance, sing, see and meet loved ones that had gone on before him and to live forever on total, absolute and pure joy, peace and comfort. Those of us who loved him most, who know the Lord and who are left behind will cease in our grieving only when we are reunited with him once again. Oh how we look forward to that day when we will laugh and rejoice together again for all eternity in the presence of our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! If you do not have this same assurance, may you seek to gain it! We would love to help you! It’s never a bother! Just ask!!!
Over the course of Levi’s life he and his family were active members of the First Baptist Church in Clarinda, Iowa, Full Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Shenandoah, Iowa and for the past 10 years at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. Levi grew up in Shenandoah and was a junior in homeschool and received excellent support services through his Green Hills A.E.A. Team with help from his Talk To Me Technologies Team, of one mostly, without whom we would not have been able to provide Levi with the opportunity to communicate so effectively and independently which meant everything to him and our family. Levi also received excellent care from the Nurses On Call, Inc. Staff, several of whom were very special to him and became like family to us. We would also like to remember and thank those at Clarinda Family Practice, Clarinda Regional Health Center, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, Total Respiratory and Rehab, Apria Health Care, Active Style, Child Health Specialty Clinics, Iowa D.H.S., Dr. Legge’s Office, Midwest Neurosurgery, Wal-Mart Pharmacy and at the end the Paramedics, first responders and Shenandoah Medical Center Staff who helped all of us.
Levi loved his Jesus and all of his family and friends. He loved dancing in his wheelchair, praising God, doing devotions in “his” room, having us sleep by him “sometimes,” listening to Christian music that gave him so much comfort and strength, listening to audio CD’s of the bible, My Story Hour, Jonathan Park Adventures, etc.; going shopping for short periods of time, going to the park, motorcycle rides, jewelry, going for walks, hugs and kisses on his cheek, tastes of food, saying “see you later alligator”..etc. He loved babies, cotton candy, suckers, making mom do a song and dance to “My Little Butter Cup.” Levi enjoyed giving people a hard time like laughing at his siblings when they got into trouble. He enjoyed having mom and dad help him chase his siblings around the house and tormenting his dad by being a Minnesota Vikings fan.
He was preceded in death by two siblings, Jessie and Micah Gilbert; his grandfathers, Ozzie Gilbert and Dale Campbell; great grandparents, Carl and Ethelyn Hoerschelman, Don and Maxine Heinrich, Arthur and Mary Sorenson and Levi and Vena Mae Gilbert; and a good friend, Jim Stoddard.
Survivors include his parents, Wess and Janet Gilbert of Shenandoah, Iowa; siblings, Malachi, Elisha, Sarah and Grace Gilbert all of Shenandoah, Iowa; grandparents, Don and Marcia Barnett of Clearmont, Missouri, Ronald and Cheryl Heinrich of Maquoketa, Iowa; aunts and uncles, Tammie Jackson and he husband Joe of Little Rock, Arkansas, Steve Gilbert and his wife Laura of Omaha, Nebraska, Cindy Carroll and her husband Mark of Weston, Nebraska, David Heinrich of Delmar, Iowa, Lori Armstrong and her husband Jeff of Coin, Iowa, Steven Heinrich of Maquoketa, Iowa, Julie Heinrich of Maquoketa, Iowa and Kelly Heinrich of Maquoketa, Iowa; a special great aunt, Ella Mae Crawford of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many cousins, care takers, other relatives and many, many friends.
Though we may forget names, dates, times and many other details; our thankfulness and gratefulness to all to all those who helped, took care of, supported, encouraged, prayed for and touched Levi's life and our lives in so many ways will never cease. We cannot thank you enough.
Celebration of Life services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Shenandoah with Pastor Roy Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. Visitation with the family present was held on Thursday evening, November 14, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the Levi Gilbert Memorial Fund. Online remembrances or condolences can be left at www.kirschfuneral.com. The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements


Goodrich, Mildred "Millie" Maxwell

Mildred "Millie" (Maxwell) Goodrich was born on the family farm between Shenandoah and Essex on March 18, 1919, the daughter of Thomas William "T.W." and Winnie (Beck) Maxwell. Millie entered into eternal peace on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah United Methodist Church.

Millie's entire life was spent in Page County. She attended country school through the 8th grade, and graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1937. She continued her education at Tarkio College where she received her teaching degree in 1941. On April 8, 1950 she was united in marriage to Merton Eldon Goodrich in Papillion, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with the birth of two daughters, Marcia and Mary Ann.

Millie started working in her early teens. Her family owned Porter's Lake and it was here that Millie had her first job as a lakeboat captain. She later worked for Dr. Henstorf and Dr. Powers. She also worked for Dr. Tracy as a dental technician, owned and operated Skateland Roller Rink in Shenandoah and managed several farms with her husband, Gabby. Millie was a devoted wife, proud mother and a loving grandmother.

She was also very involved with several organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution (for over 60 years), the Tarkio Alumni Association, RSROA Skating Associating, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Shenandoah Historical Society, and other community groups. She was also a longstanding member of the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. She enjoyed working at the roller rink, farming, genealogy, taking her daughters to baton contests; both locally and nationally and watching the University of Iowa Hawkeye Band.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Merton "Gabby" Goodrich. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Marcia Goodrich-Volker and husband Curt of Shenandoah and Mary Ann Goodrich-Keep and husband Scott of Omaha, NE; grandson Matthew Volker of Shenandoah; nephews Larry Goodrich of Cherokee, IA, Denny Goodrich of Stanton, IA, Mick Goodrich, Randy Goodrich and Jerry Goodrich all of Creston, IA; cousins Marjorie Briestholtz of Cokato, MN and Sharon (Beck) Bergquist of Oregon; other family and friends

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Gowing, Jack Donald

Jack Donald Gowing, 87 of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Monday June 3, 2013 at Highlands Health & Rehab in Bella Vista. He was born on March 21, 1926 near Essex, Iowa to Frank B. Gowing and Phoebe A. Spunaugle Gowing. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randy; a sister Mildred Hilger; and two brothers, Duane and Clifford Gowing. He is survived by his wife, Pauline of Bella Vista, AR; daughter Julie and Ron Hayes of Bella Vista, three grandsons, David Gowing (Carissa Frame) of Naperville IL , Jarrod Hayes ( Sarah Lowe) of Whiteland, IN and Jeff (Crystal) Hayes of San Francisco, CA ; nieces Karen (Kirk) Mathis, Kim Saner, Kathy (Dennis) Bayless and nephew , Kevin (Jolinda) Gowing and several grand-nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Shenandoah High School and then served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After receiving his BS degree in Ag Education from Iowa State University, he returned to SW Iowa where he first taught in the Veterans on the Farm Training Program. He married Pauline Youngmark of Coin, IA in 1952, moved into farm broadcasting, first working at KRES, St. Joseph, MO before returning to Shenandoah a short time later. For 20+ years Jack was a familiar voice in SW Iowa, serving as Farm Director for KMA. In 1971¸ Jack left broadcasting to become a Loan Officer at Security Trust and Savings Bank in Shenandoah. He also continued to farm through all the years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and later, Faith Christian Fellowship. He retired in 1992 and he and Pauline did a lot of traveling all over the United States with their RV. In 1998, they sold the farm Jack was born and raised on to move to Winston-Salem, NC to be near their daughter and family. In 2008, they moved to Bella Vista, where they joined First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista.
There will be a memorial service on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10 am at First United Methodist Bella Vista. In addition there will be a celebration of life on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10 am at Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Iowa 4-H Foundation.
Cards and letters may be sent to Pauline at Highlands Healthcare, 670 Rogers Road, Bella Vista, AR 72715 or Ron and Julie Hayes, 15 Nottingham Dr., Bella Vista, AR 72715

Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Graham, Richard Kellogg

Funeral services for Richard K. Graham, age 77, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home, Clarinda, Iowa, will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2013 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa.. Visitation with the family will be held 2-4 p.m., Sunday, January 13 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. A memorial will be established. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Richard Kellogg Graham entered into rest Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home in Clarinda, Iowa, at the exact hour and minute of the time four days earlier when his brother, Ralph L.R. Graham passed away. He was born November 12, 1935 in Clarinda, Iowa to Roy Oatey "Pickle" Graham and Hattie (Kellogg) Graham. He grew up in the Clarinda area and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1954. He was united in marriage August 24, 1956 to Marilynn Faye Dowell at the Presbyterian Church, Coin, Iowa. They were blessed with three children, Kathleen, Sandra and Dennis.

Richard was employed at Lisle Corporation for forty four years retiring in 1998. He worked in the factory and engineering department and most recently as plant manager.

Richard and Marilynn enjoyed their retirement years, traveling and being with their family. Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Preceding Richard in death were his parents, Roy and Hattie Graham; brothers, James Franklin McClure, Derald Ray McClure, Donald Fay McClure and Ralph L. R. Graham; sister, Shirley Ione Graham; and great granddaughter, Isabella Grace Hull.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marilynn Graham of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Kathleen Graham Halderman of Indianola, Iowa, Sandra Graham Herzberg and husband Kurt of Clarinda, Iowa and Dennis Graham and wife Michelle Kite—Graham of Stanton, Iowa; grandchildren, Meagan Norton Poe husband Josh of Bedford, Iowa, Derek Norton and wife Kellie of Gravity, Iowa, Mandy Herzberg Hull and husband Bobby of Clarinda, Iowa, September Dale and Ryan Johnson of Shenandoah, Iowa, Nick Herzberg and wife Brandi of Clarinda, Iowa, Ben Halderman of Indianola, Iowa, Nicole Graham, Christian Graham and Aidan Graham of Stanton, Iowa; great grandchildren, Kaleb Poe, Trystan Poe, Danilynn Norton, Tiana Hull, Liam Hull, Isaiah Dale, Austin Keever, Henry Johnson; a host of other in-laws; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many, many friends


Grasmon, Leah Jane Droll Hanna

Leah Jane (Droll) Hanna Grasmon was born April 29, 1920 to Raymond Leroy Droll and Mildred (Baker) Droll in Spencer, Iowa. She was the oldest of seven children.
She grew up in Spencer and graduated from Spencer High School in 1938. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Hanna on August 6, 1939 at the First Church of Christ in Spencer. To this union one son was born, Thomas Ray Hanna. She actively farmed with her husband until his death in 1962. She later married Kermit Grasmon and made their home in Willmar, Minnesota. In 1981 they moved to Shenandoah to be near her son and family.
She always loved the farm and ran a tractor doing field work right alongside her husband. She was a member of the Riverton Township Club and received many winning entries at the Clay County Fair for her famous angel food cake. She later enjoyed the lakes of Minnesota and Canada, where she became quite a fisherman. She also enjoyed her secretarial work for 25 years at Ag-Pro in Shenandoah. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women organization and a member of St. Mary's Church in Shenandoah since 1994. Her hobbies included reading, fishing, cooking and spoiling her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Kenneth Hanna and Kermit Grasmon, siblings Ray Droll, John Droll, Molly Matricia, and Nancy Reynolds. She is survived by her son, Tom Hanna and wife Sue of Shenandoah, grandchildren Beth (Mike) Flott of Omaha, Joe (Tocia) Hanna of Des Moines, and Tommy Hanna of Shenandoah, great-grandchildren Ben, Ethan and Laila, sisters Peggy McFarland of Indianapolis and Evelyn (Vernon) Helt of Dakota City, Nebraska, sisters- in-law Lois Werts of Spencer and Pat Droll of Hartley, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Gray, Margaret Lois Rosenthal Frink

Margaret Lois Gray the daughter of Alfred Henry Rosenthal and Lois Eleanor Ash Rosenthal, was born on August 7, 1952 at Fort Dodge, Iowa and entered into eternal rest at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa, on Friday, August 9, 2013 a the age of 61.
Margaret was born in Fort Dodge, however moved frequently as her father was a carpenter, rebuilding grain elevators around Iowa. The family ultimately settled in the town of Spirit Lake, Iowa where Margaret attended school, graduating from Spirit Lake High School in 1970.
Margaret worked at a variety of jobs through her life . Most notable as a police dispatcher and correction office. She retired as a Lieutenant as a correction office at the Clarinda, Iowa Correction Center after 22 years.
She was formerly was married to Ed Frink to that union having four sons; Scott, Tracy, Chris and Mike. She later married Max Gray on October 7, 1990 at Blanchard, Iowa.
Margaret was a woman with many interests; especially arts and crafts, painting, gardening and making jewelry. She was a member of various groups such as the Garden Club,etc.; also memberships in the United Methodist Church at Blanchard and the Farragut Congregational Church.
Preceding her in death is her parents, a brother, Perry Rosenthal; son-in-law Don Jennings; nephew Wesley Mumm. Survivors include her loving husband Max Gray of Shenandoah, Iowa; four sons Scott Frink and wife Trina of Bardstown, KY., Tracy Frink and wife Elizabeth of Spencer, Iowa, Chris Frink and wife Rebecca of Burt, Iowa, Mike Frink of Manhattan, Kansas; brother, Joe Finnegan and wife Ramona of Panama City, Fl.; sisters, Pat Wray and husband George of Cedar Rapid, IA., Deloris (Dee) and husband Craig of Easton, MO., Sandra Long and husband Jim of Columbus, IN.; step-children, Bill Gray and wife Lisa of Tampa, Fl., Darryl Gray and wife Jan of Clemont, FL., Carrol Jennings and husband Don of Farragut, IA., Janet Burkhiser and husband Louis of Farragut, IA.; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Greenfield, Wilma Mae

Wilma Mae Greenfield was born October 24, 1919 in Page County Iowa the daughter of Zay Allen and Etta Mae (Vance) Greenfield. She had four brothers – Glen, Paul, Murl and Charles. She attended Fairfiew Country School by Hepburn and Villisca Community High School.

She traveled with her father and brothers on wheat harvest in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Minnesota. She worked and cooked for the men during this time. She also worked at the Pine Room Restaurant in Tenville. Her last job was working in the Villisca High School’s cafeteria.

Wilma passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, her four brothers, and 2 infant sisters.

Wilma is survived by her son Steven Greenfield of Villisca; daughter-in-law Karla Greenfield of Villisca; grandchildren: Jeremy Greenfield of Pensacola, Florida, Jeffery (Emily) Greenfield of Villisca, Julie (Brad) Ford of Red Oak; great grandchildren: Gavin Ford and Lillyan Ford of Red Oak; sister-in-law Nona Greenfield of Walters, Oklahoma, special cousin Grace TenEyck of Villisca, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Funeral services for Wilma were held Thurdsay, January 24 at Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca. Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family of Wilma.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Grey, June Viola Scott

Funeral services for June Grey, age 102, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of Dodge City, Kansas, who entered into peace Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Westridge Care Center, Clarinda, Iowa, will be held 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013, in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Kansas. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa Sew and Share or Westridge Care and Rehab, Clarinda.

June Viola Grey entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Westridge Care Center, Clarinda, Iowa. She was born June 15, 1910 at Ford, Kansas, the daughter of Baker and Mabel (Gentzler) Scott. June was the oldest of seven children and at the age of sixteen years became responsible for the siblings when her mother died suddenly. She graduated from Ford High School.

June married Donald Grey July 1935. To this union two children were born, Venna June Glenn (Dallas) of Clarinda, Iowa and Donald Scott Grey (Judy Schweitzer) of Huntersville, North Carolina. She resided in Dodge City, Kansas until 2005 when she came to Clarinda to be near her daughter. She was living at Westridge Care Center.

June was preceded in death by her husband, Don Grey; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her children; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and two sisters, Welda Frey of Dodge City, Kansas and Phyllis Irsik of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

June was a member of the First United Methodist Church and active in Circle. She was also active member of the Moose Lodge in Dodge City, Kansas. She transferred membership to the Methodist Church in Clarinda and was active for a time with quilting at Sew and Share. She enjoyed crafts, quilting, playing cards and games and also working jigsaw puzzles. June always enjoyed time with her family


Griffith, Ruby Geraldine Harris

Ruby Geraldine Griffith, was born May 31, 1917 in Coin, Iowa to Elmer Alexander Harris and Mary Elizabeth (Dalbey) Harris.
An accomplished pianist by the time she graduated from Coin Consolidated High school in 1935, Ruby won a scholarship to study music at the University of Iowa. While attending the university, Ruby met and married David Grannis Griffith. They had one son David Harris Griffith.
Ruby continued her piano studies for the next 20 years.
During WW11, Ruby and her husband and son lived in Wichita, Kansas, where Ruby and her husband worked at the Boeing Airplane Factory. After the war ended in 1941, Ruby took a job as a Federal Civil Service Employee. During the next 35 years she worked for various agencies until she retired from the Marine Corps Finance Center in Overland Park, KS in 1977.
Ruby was a member of the Leawood United Methodist Church in Kansas the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Huguenots Society, and Chapter GI of P.E.O. She enjoyed gardening and the beautiful blooms of nature.
Surviving Ruby are her son David Harris Griffith of Kansas City, Missouri; sister Edith Haris Liggett of Alamo, California; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service for Ruby was held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Kingswood, 10000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO. Gravesides services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Gsell, Janet Lynn Osburn

Janet Lynn (Osburn) Gsell was born on July 22, 1946 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Doris (Young) Osburn. Janet entered into the arms of her Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Janet's early life was spent in the Clarinda, Iowa community. She attended school at Bridgewater Fontenelle, Clarinda Schools and Shenandoah High School. On February 14, 1963 she was united in marriage to Gary Gsell in the Clarinda Baptist Church. During their married life, they resided in Shenandoah, Iowa and Norfolk, Nebraska before finally settling in Sidney, Iowa. On February 14th, 2013 Gary and Janet would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Janet held various positions during her working years including those with Henry Fields, Brannen Super Value, Hy-Vee, Tyler Bottling, Mid Continent Bottlers and she also drove a school bus. Janet retired in 2004 due to blindness which was brought on by her diabetes. Some of her hobbies before her blindness included ceramics, bowling and watching television, especially Nebraska Cornhusker football games. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Janet had a strong faith and enjoyed attending church.

She was a member of the Victory Life Christian Church, past president of the Jaycee's, served on the Boy Scout District Committee and was a Cub Scout leader. Her support of scouting earned her numerous awards including the prestigious Silver Beaver Award and the District Award of Merit.

She was preceded in death by her mother Doris Swanson. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Gary Gsell of Sidney; daughter Darla Moreland and husband Randy of Sidney; son Terry Gsell of New York, NY; father Robert Osburn of Bedford; step-father John Swanson of Des Moines; brother Jerry Osburn and wife Sue of Panora; step-sister Sandy Iverson and husband Bruce of Council Bluffs; half brother John T. Swanson and wife Sandy of Des Moines; grandsons Drew Moreland and wife Alissa of Maryville and Dustin Moreland and wife Toni of Randolph; great-grandchildren Braxie, Nash and Deegan Moreland; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends


Haberer, James "Jim"

James "Jim""The Lock Doc" Haberer, passed away November 13, 2013 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Survivors include daughters: Jacki Lamberson, Patti Haberer, and Sherri Dreyer, brother Jerry Haberer, and sisters: Judy Kennedy and Mary Lou Adcock

Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Hale, Bea Matthews Mahoney

Bea Hale, age 80, passed away on July 28, 2013 from a lung cancer.
Bea was born on Jan. 8, 1933 in Shenandoah, (Clarinda didn’t have a hospital yet). She grew up in Clarinda and married Leo "Skeet" Mahoney on Sept. 7, 1952. They moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and had two kids, Danny and Angela. They later divorced, Bea returned to Shenandoah where she met and married Carl Hale on Dec. 22, 1973. They had no children together, but Bea took on the role of Mother for so many people.
Bea was a very frugal woman who never saw a garage sale she didn’t like. Every year she made pounds of Christmas candy that everyone always looked forward to. Bea served her life trying to make sure someone had a better one. Even as a kid, her parents would buy her new clothes to wear, to discover that evening that she would be wearing someone else’s hand me downs home as she would swap clothes with someone more needy. She was a master of the coupon, often buying groceries for pennies on the dollar watching every sale ad and coupon. Her basement had become a food pantry that she often helped those in need by taking an empty sack to the basement to help fill someone’s cabinet. Bea made countless donations over the years of her time, skills, and money. She often made sure that "crisis" could be avoided by her efforts. Bea even donated her body to science to help others.
Bea was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Henry Matthews and Dessie McCowen; her husband, Carl; her son, Danny Mahoney; her sister Geraldine Morris; niece Terri Nester, and grandsons Josh Mahoney and David Kiper. She is survived by step-children Jeff Hale and Jill Gadies, daughter-in-law Susan Mahoney, nephew Rod Nester, daughter Angela Vardy, and many others that called her "mom".


Hamilton, Dennis Duane

Dennis Duane Hamilton was born November 11, 1975 at Clarinda, Iowa to Larry Dean and Joyce Kay (Dailey) Hamilton. Dennis unexpectedly passed away at his home in Clarinda July 3, 2013 at the age of 37.
Dennis had been employed at H&H Trailers in finish work and as a cook at both the Ice House in Clarinda and the Depot in Shenandoah.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and mother Kay Hamilton.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Tabitha of Clarinda; children Athea Hamilton, Clarinda, Sebastian Hamilton, Garden Center, KS, and Sabrina Barron, Clarinda; father Larry Hamilton and his wife Maxine, Coin, IA; siblings Jerry Hamilton and his wife Teresa of Stanton, IA, David Hamilton and wife Jacki of Stanton, IA, Debbie Donohue and husband Brian of Clarinda, Terry and Larry Hiatt of New Market, IA, Bill Richardson and wife Mary of Clarinda, IA, Robin Richardson of Grinnell, IA,; siblings by marriage Rickie Willis and his daughter Alexus of Shenandoah, IA, and Christina Brown and her six children of Clarinda; brother-in-law JJ Allison and father-in-law Jay Allison, both of Clarinda; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. There is no scheduled visitation or interment. Memorials are suggested to the family. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda assisted with arrangements. www.MemoriesOnline.com


Harris, Mary Graff

Funeral Services for Mary Harris, age 90, of New Market, Iowa, who entered into peace May 25, 2013, at Westridge Care Center in Clarinda, will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation will be May 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Dallas Center Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the New Market United Methodist Church or the Clarinda Medical Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.

Mary Harris was born June 8, 1922 at Hartley, Iowa to Peter Graff and Anna (Poos) Graff. She graduated from Akron High School, Akron, Iowa on May 23, 1940. She graduated from Mercy College of Nursing, Sioux City, Iowa with an R.N. degree in 1944. Mary and Lyle Harris were united in marriage March 25, 1946 at Hiawatha, Kansas. After her marriage to Lyle they lived on the family farm north of New Market for over 50 years. They were blessed with three sons, Thomas, Stephen and Roger.

Mary's passion was her family. Her parents emigrated from Europe instilling a strong work ethic and the importance of family, which she continued through her life. As a farm wife she gardened, raised chickens, sold eggs, milked a cow, and enjoyed her flowers. She did all these things while working full time.

When her boys were young she had time to take them fishing and welcomed their friends into their home. As the grandkids came along Grandma loved to hear about their activities and lives. Summer time fun abounded when the grandkids from Washington came to visit. Her door was always open and she always had time to play. In later years she loved seeing her great grandchildren, watching them grow and change. She always called them her "greats."

Mary was a Registered Nurse who began her career at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital in 1944. She came to Clarinda along with 4 other young nurses from Sioux City. In the early years of her career she did private nursing and went along with patients to the city. She was the "Charge Nurse" on the 2nd floor and cared for many people over her 40 plus years at the hospital.

Mary enjoyed life to its fullest and was always ready for a fun time. She loved cooking for her family, friends and anyone who stopped by. The coffee pot was always on and salesmen used to make it a point to stop by around lunch for her wonderful meals. She will especially be remembered for her fried chicken, noodles, dilly bread and cinnamon rolls. She loved to try new recipes out of her many cookbooks. Mary belonged to several clubs, always enjoying the dominos, cards, and visiting. She was also a 50 plus year member of Eastern Star and the New Market United Methodist Church.

Preceding Mary in death were her parents; husband, Lyle Harris; infant son, Thomas Graff Harris; brother, Al Graff; parents-in-law, sisters-in law, Pat Graff, Eileen Graff, and Ethelyn Flora.
Left to cherish Mary's memory are her sons, Stephen Harris and wife Sharon of Washington, Iowa and Roger Harris and wife Susan of New Market, Iowa; grandchildren, Andy Harris and wife Julia, Nicole Harris, Adam Harris and wife Heather, Jana Scott and husband Clint and Zach Harris; seven great grandchildren; brothers, Peter Graff and wife Dolores of McCook, Nebraska, Joe Graff of Spencer, Iowa, Leo Graff and wife Nan of Omaha, Nebraska; sister, Kay Burns and husband Darel of Storm Lake, Iowa; sister-in-law, Priscilla Graff of Spring Valley, Minnesota; along with many nieces; nephews and friends


Hartman, Carmen Sheirbon

Carmen Hartman was born September 28, 1928 to Homer & Beatrice Sheirbon in Braddyville. She passed away on June 28 in Nevada. Carmen married Wayne Hartman on April 27, 1946 and they were married for almost 47 years until his death in 1992. Carmen and Wayne spent many years moving to various locations for his work in the construction business. They settled down in Clarinda where her daughters Cynthia and Nancy Jo were born and raised. Carmen moved to Nevada to be close to her daughter in 2001.
Carmen was a wonderful, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She especially loved hearing from her many nieces and nephews, and keeping in touch with her lifelong friends from Clarinda. She will be missed tremendously by all.
She is survived by her daughters Cynthia (David) Reed of Nevada, Nancy (John) Bithos of Ninilchik, Alaska, grandchildren Amanda (Matthew) Gross of Moore, Okla., Franklin Bithos of Nome, Alaska, and Nikki (Robert) Schmelig of Odenton, Md., and her great-grandchildren Brittanie Smith, Austin Smith, Lauren Gross, and Kenneth Schmelig. She is also survived by her sisters Lorena Gray and Marion Sheirbon, her sisters-in-law Jean Hartman, Dorothy Hartman, and brother-in-law Fred Long.
In honoring Carmen's wishes there is no memorial service planned


Hartstack, Dale Dean

Funeral services for Dale Hartstack, age 85, of Clarinda, who entered into peace Monday, September 16 at his son’s home, Clarinda, was held 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda with Pastor Daryl Tompkins officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda. Memorials may be directed to Shenandoah Medical Home Health and Hospice and/or St. John Lutheran Church.
Dale Dean Hartstack died on September 16. Dale had a final wish that he pass in the rural setting of his birth. With the help of Shenandoah Home Health and Hospice, and his sons, Duane and David, Dale was able to live out his final days in peace with a nice view of the countryside that he was so fond of. He passed quietly surrounded by family at the home of Duane and daughter-in-law Shelly in East River Township, Clarinda.
Dale was born June 2, 1928 to Albert Hartstack and Mae (Spielman) Hartstack on the Hartstack family farm where his son David and Pam currently reside. At the age of 20 in 1948, he married Phyllis Anderson, the daughter of Martin and Esther (McKee) Anderson of rural Shambaugh. Dale and Phyllis had two sons, Duane and David both currently of East River Township. Duane is married to Shelly (Leialoha). Their two sons are Keoni and Kamuela. David is married to Pam (Larson) and together they have four children, Matt Churchill and wife Dana, Steve Churchill, Beth and Joel Hartstack.
Dale attended Page County rural school through the 8th grade. At which time he continued to work alongside his father Albert on the family farm. Both Phyllis and their two sons joined Dale in the family farming operation. Dale also founded Hartstack Trucking in 1948. He continued to participate in both farming and trucking, until his illness prevented him from doing so this past year.
Dale was confirmed and baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church May 26, 1946
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; wife Phyllis, his sister, Helen Freudenburg; infant brother; parents-in-law, Martin and Esther Anderson.
Left to mourn his passing are his sons and their families, nieces Elaine (Freudenburg) Armstrong and Thelma (Freudenburg) Graham (Roger); great niece Melinda (Armstrong) Shackelford (Tony) and their family; his sister in law, Wilda (Anderson) and husband Everett Lundin of Illinois and family. Dale also leaves behind a special friend, Elaine Nichols of Maryville, Missouri.
A special thank you to John Smith and his staff of Shenandoah Medical Home Health and Hospice for their care and attendance to Dale in his final weeks


Hartstack, Leroy Kenneth

Leroy Kenneth Hartstack was born April 3, 1925 in Clarinda; the youngest son to Otto and Lena (Wehmiller) Hartstack. Leroy helped his dad farm at the Home Place north of Bethesda, and later bought the farm from his father and continued farming.

Leroy met Ruth Darlene Waldron while roller skating at Porter’s Lake in Essex. They were married on August 18, 1946 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with four children: Richard, Becky, Gail and Rozann. As a family they built their home north of Bethesda where Leroy lived until 2011 when he moved to Westridge in Clarinda.

Leroy was a life-long member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church being involved with The Wedding Ring Club; attending with Ruth and socializing with the other members. In his earlier years, Leroy enjoyed golfing with Ruth and the members at the Clarinda Country Club. He was a regular at morning coffee at Hy-Vee and Co-op. He also enjoyed attending the sales at Antique Johns. While living at Westridge, Leroy thoroughly enjoyed the company of the other residents and staff.

Leroy passed away September 20, 2013 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Ruth; siblings: Lloyd (Lillian) Hartstack and Lucille (Lehman) Johnson and parents-in-law Wilber and Pearl Waldron.

Surviving Leroy are his children: Richard Harstack and his wife Joy of rural Bedford, Becky Davis and her husband Randy of Clarinda, Gail McCurdy and her husband Dave of Kirksville, Missouri and Rozann Beatty and her husband Don of Topeka; Ben Hartstack of Bedford, Christina Saylor and her husband Mike of Bedford, Beth Mason and husband Ty of Bedford, Wendy Halloran of Des Moines, Jake Davis and his wife Desirae of Clarinda, Maggie Smith and her husband Brian of Blair, NE, Kara Cohagen of Columbia, MO, Roland Cohagen of Cedar Rapids, Sam Beatty of Topeka, KS and Simon Beatty of Topeka, KS; along with eleven great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Justin Whitmore officiating. Interment will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Clarinda Lutheran School. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements


Haugland, Kenneth

Memorial services for Kenneth Haugland, age 78, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa, will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Daryl Tompkins officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., service time.. Burial will be in the Radcliffe Cemetery, Radcliffe, Iowa following a 10:30 a.m. memorial service Monday, July 15, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Radcliffe, Iowa with Chaplain Sandy Anenson and Pastor Jim Norem officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Kenneth Haugland was born August 2, 1934 at Radcliffe, Iowa to Knute Haugland and Ora (Hinderaker) Haugland. He grew up in Radcliffe with his brothers, Howard and Richard. Kenneth graduated from Radcliffe High School and attended Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls, Iowa. He served his country in the United States Army 1956-1958 and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Ken was united in marriage July 19, 1959 in Radcliffe, Iowa to Karen Zoske. This union was blessed with two children, Kirk and Konni. They later divorced. Ken and Rhonda (Jorgenson) Dahlgran were united in marriage June 11, 1983 and he gained two daughters, Michelle and Karie.

Ken managed and owned the family grocery store in Radcliffe and was also employed at Radcliffe Co-op. He later was a rural mail career for the Radcliffe Post Office. In 1986, Ken and Rhonda moved to Clarinda and he owned and managed the Miller Taxi service until his retirement.

Ken enjoyed life and loved a good practical joke. He had many interests and hobbies through the years including bowling, snowmobiling, playing cards and reading. He especially enjoyed golfing and was a huge Hawkeye fan. He loved his family and enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding Ken in death were his parents; brother, Richard Haugland; grandson, Tjay VanLangen; brother-in-law, Joedd Miller.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Rhonda Haugland of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Kirk Haugland and wife Rachel of Story City, Iowa; Konni VanLangen and husband Doug of Ellsworth, Iowa, Michelle Simpson of Clarinda, Iowa, Karie Martin and husband Travis of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Andrew Haugland, Kristina Scott and husband Michael, Jacob Haugland, Ceara McFarland and husband Cory, Shea VanLangen, Dani Mertes and husband Trevor, Haley Simpson, Sydney Martin and Sadie Martin; great grandchildren, Charlie Mertes and Jonathan Mertes; Karen Touch of Ankeny, Iowa; nieces, Lori Pierce and Teri Garrett of Grand Junction, Colorado, Calle Gibson of Clarinda, Iowa, Sandra Miller of Phoenix, Arizona, Jennifer Miller of Santa Rosa, California; nephews, Mark Haugland and wife Karen of Atlanta, Georgia, David Haugland and wife Annie of Simi Valley, California, Ernie Gibson of Lincoln, Nebraska, Richard Perry of Phoenix, Arizona, Roger Perry of Los Angeles, California, Nathan Perry and Michael Perry of Phoenix, Arizona; brother, Howard Haugland of Story City, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Violet Cimock and husband Larry of Creston, Iowa, Vivian Gibson of Clarinda, Iowa, Cecelia Miller of Phoenix, Arizona; and many friends


Hawn, Mildred Arlene Morelock

Mildred Arlene (Morelock) Hawn was born August 21, 1930 on a farm near Farragut, Iowa to David Doyle Morelock and Hazel Pearl (Howard) Morelock. She is a graduate of Shenandoah High School. On March 11, 1949 she was united in marriage to Lowell Hawn at the Methodist Church in Bedford. The couple were blessed with three children: Beverly, Michael, and Anthony.
Mildred and Lowell worked together running the Page County Home and Clarinda Country Club. Later Mildred was a cook in the Shenandoah and South Page Schools retiring from that position in 1992. For more than 50 years she raised rat terriers and shipped them all over the country. Everyone knew she liked her Bingo and made many Bingo friends through the years. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, flowers around her home, and her special joy was her family togetherness.
Mildred passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa with her family at her side as they had been throughout the last few months while she was ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Hazel Morelock; sister Alene Akers and her husband John; brothers Dale Morelock and his wife Evelyn and Wayne Morelock and his wife Maxine. Mildred is survived by her husband Lowell of College Springs, Iowa; children: Beverly Harrington and husband Chuck of Sidney, IA, Michael Hawn of College Springs, IA, and Anthony Hawn and wife Jewellie of Coin, IA; grandchildren Timothy Gilbert, Council Bluffs, IA, Jeanette Harrington, Shenandoah, IA, Aliesha and husband Mike Clabaugh, Des Moines, IA, Abigail Hawn, Omaha, NE, Harrison Hawn of Des Moines, IA , Shelby Allbee and Cody Allbee, both of Shenandoah, IA; Five great grandchildren Delany, Kamble, Jace, Amelia, and Maeci; and her numerous friends made over the years.

Funeral services for Mildred were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 29 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials are suggested the American Cancer Soceity. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda providing arrangements. memoriesonline.com


Heerman, Constance Ray "Connie" Nall

Connie R. Heerman, 83, of Coin, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Westridge Care & Rehab in Clarinda. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that a donation of non-perishable food item(s) be donated to the local food pantry of your choice in honor of Connie. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin at a later date. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com on the web.
Constance Ray Heerman, daughter of Clarence and Coraline (Hudson) Nall was born on August 6, 1929 in Madisonville, Kentucky. She passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Westridge Care & Rehab in Clarinda, Iowa at the age of 83, just a few weeks short of her 84th birthday.
Her early life was spent in the Marissa, Illinois area where she attended the Marissa Community Schools. Connie graduated from Marissa High School with the Class of 1947. Following high school, Connie moved to East St. Louis where she worked for Bell Telephone as a telephone operator.
In 1946, Connie met the love of her life, LeeRoy Henry Heerman, while he was stationed in Illinois after enlisting in the Army Air Force. They were married on February 2, 1949. They were blessed with five children, Dennis Ray, Roy Dean, Roger Lee, Cheryl Lynn and Angela Denise.
In the first years of marriage they lived in Lincoln, Missouri, where LeeRoy was employed as a truck driver. In 1964 they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, but returned to Coin, Iowa in 1965. Connie was a loving mother and homemaker for many years. She later worked as the Coin Meal Site manager for 22 years before retiring at the age of 76.
Preceding Connie in death were her parents; husband, LeeRoy; two sons, Dennis and Roger Heerman; and a grandson, Daren Ray Heerman. She is survived by her children, Roy Heerman of Quitman, MO, Cheryl Fallis of Braddyville, IA and Angela Whitehill and Jim Berry of Coin, IA; grandchildren, Stacy Russell and husband Vashon of Champagne, IL, Michelle Paul and husband Chad Paul of Bedford, IA, Spencer Williams and husband Jay of Malvern, IA, Megan Steeve and husband Chuck of Council Bluffs, IA, Kalon Whitehill of Clarinda, IA, Jenni Martin and husband Joe of Essex, IA, Kade Whitehill and fiancé Bobbi Halsey of Clarinda, IA, Rachel Peter and husband Ryan of Burlington Junction, MO and Jimmy Fallis of Tucson, AZ; Great grandchildren, Cheyanne Warrick, Dylan Warrick, Emerson Paul, Mallory Williams, Ali Honnold, Kyler Williams, Brynn Williams, Lexi Peter, Logan Peter, Trey Russell, Tanner Russell, Emma Martin, Riley Martin, J J Martin and
Marlowe Martin; other relatives and many friends.
Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin at a later date.
Donations are being suggested to the local food bank of your choice in Connie's name

Hein, Paul Edward

Paul Edward Hein, age 76, of Milton, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Alive Hospice, St. Thomas. Mr. Hein is a native of Shenandoah, IA and was son of the late Blanche Whitehead Holmes. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Phyllis Stephens Hein who died in 1999; a son Tracy Hein; and a brother Virgil Hein.

Mr. Hein is surivived by his wife Evelyn "Eve" Hein; sons Stephen (Mindy) Hein of Council Bluffs, IA, and Michael (Judy) Hein of Murfreesboro, TN; brothers Merald (Ann) Hein of Shenandoah, IA, and Vernon Hein of Chicago, IL; grandsons Anthony (Erica) Hein of Skillman, NJ, Mitchell Hein of Cedar Falls, IA, Grant Hein of Council Bluffs, Matthew Hein and Eric Hein both of Murfreesboro; and great-grandsons Henry and Lukas Hein of Skillman.

Funeral service will be 4:00 PM Sunday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Rev. Darrel Wahley will officiate. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service on Sunday.

Mr. Hein was a member of World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa

Herron, Florence Elizabeth Rogers

Florence Herron passed away early Monday morning at the Shenandoah Medical Center.

Memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah Ambulance Service or the Elm Heights Activity Fund.

Florence Elizabeth Herron, daughter of Herbert Howard and Grace (Hershey) Rogers, was born on February 4, 1919 near Chadron, Nebraska. She passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 94.

On June 29, 1936 Florence was united in marriage to Edison Curtis Herron at Loveland, Colorado. She gained three stepchildren, Maxine, John and Marie Herron. Seven children, Myrtice, Mae, Clarence, Carl, Myrna, Mary and Curtis were born to Edison and Florence.

During her working years she worked for Clarkson Hospital, Grape Community Hospital and Elm Heights has a nurses aide. She was a member of the Eagles Club, the VFW and the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing BINGO, doing crafts, playing cards, sewing, cooking and fishing.

Preceding Florence in death were her parents; brother, Leonard Hershey; husband, Edison Herron; step-children, Maxine Hook and her husband Curtis, John Herron and his wife Marian; step-son-in-law, Earl Wobig; two children, Mary Howard and Curtis Herron; two sons-in-law, Albert Howard and Floyd Reynolds; and three great grandchildren, J. J. Herron, Christy Herron and Casey Herron.

Survivors include her children, Marie Wobig of Cody, NE, Myrtice "Betty" Reynolds of Niobrara, NE, Mae Bain and Max of Farragut, IA, Clarence Herron and Terry of Crescent, IA, Carl Herron and Eva of Lebanon, TN, and Myrna Hayes of Shenandoah, IA; grandchildren, Linda Hook, Laverne Hook, John Herron, Jr. and wife Crystal, Cathy Bishop, Wade Wobig and wife Joyce, Russell Wobig and wife Priscilla, Jeffrey Wobig, Floyd Reynolds, Gary Reynolds and wife Mary, Harry Reynolds and wife Dorothy, Denise Adams and husband Michael, Kenneth Herron, Keith Herron, Karyn Hayes, Chip Herron, Teri Ann Herron, Marc Herron and wife Billie, Danielle Gray and husband Jason, Shannon Pritchett and wife Rose, Christina McClain and husband Kaylon, Steven Pritchett and Cori Pritchett. Also surviving her are her great grandchildren, Marcia Hook, Cathy Hook, Megan Bishop, Lori, Chad and Shane Wobig, Shannon, Dawn, Kristen and Erin Wobig, Chris, Tracy and Ashley Hanson, Aaron, Andrew, Alex and Cody Reynolds, Nicole Girouex and husband Kevin, Natalie Croghan, Tyler Bartosh, Justin Laabs, Jason Laabs and wife Ambra, Heather Loutzenhiser and husband Jason, Kassie Herron, Zachary Herron, Anna Herron, Karisten Royal, Sadie Herron, Brittany, Brooke, Bradley, Bridget and Breanna Otten, Jackson Gray, Jace Gray, Toby, Tyler, Anthony and Mikey Pritchett, Sean Kellogg, Seth and Riley Pritchett and Austin and Hannah Housh; great great grandchildren, Mark and Lisa Malenke, Amanda and Sam Mellinger, Brandy Jo and Connor Hanson, Hunter, Mia, Logan and Jersey Nathan and Rome Girouex; other relatives and friends

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Herzberg, Dale G.

Dale G. Herzberg, 81, of Waterloo, died Friday evening, May 24 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.
He was born January 13, 1932 in Clarinda the son of Oscar and Ethel Roberts Herzberg.
He married Helen E. Strom on March 9, 1957 in Hepburn. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2013.
He and Helen moved to Waterloo in 1957 shortly after their marriage. Dale worked at John Deere for 33 years in maintenance retiring in 1986.
Survivors include a daughter, DaleAnn (Rick) Christensen of Waterloo and a son, Jim Herzberg of Jesup; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Darwin of Clarinda; and 1 sister, Joyce (Dean) Meyer of Villisca.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, his twin Donald, Virgil and LaVon; and 1 sister, Vianna Finch.
Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at Garden View Chapel Funeral Home, with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Public visitation were held an hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences can be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice


Heumphreus, Anna "Ann" Laura Wilburn

Celebration of Life Services for Ann Heumphreus, age 90, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Clarinda Regional Medical Center, will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda at 11:00 AM. Visitation with the family greeting friends will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or School.

Anna Laura (Wilburn) Heumphreus, age 90, was born April 3, 1923 in Drexel, Missouri to Elery and Velmar (Warner) Wilburn. She had two brothers- Louis and Jim and a sister Frances.

Ann grew up in and around New Market, Iowa. She graduated from New Market High School in 1941, and shortly after, attended Beautician school in Des Moines, Iowa.

She fell in love with and married Raymond Edward Heumphreus in Troy, Kansas on March 18, 1946. To this union was born one daughter RaeAnn on April 7, 1947.

Ann was a “Beauty Operator” in New Market and Clarinda, Iowa for 28 years. People still tell her family to this day how wonderful she was at the career she took so very much pride in.

She found true value in her relationships with her classmates, customers, and dear friends and family. She found joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved collecting pictures of them and keeping those around her up-to-date on everything they were doing.

Ann was a true “American”. She took pride in her country and being a lifelong member of the local American Legion Auxiliary, where she held many offices and was known to most in Clarinda as the “Poppy Lady”.

She was famous for her pie-baking and showed her love and concern for others by baking them their favorite pies. Her family will miss their “Birthday Pies” as much as her smile and laughter.

“Annie”, as many knew her, loved watching baseball on TV, going to lunch at Vaughn’s with her friends once a month, and she loved cats, or “Kitties”, as she would call them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, sister, Grandson- Jason Darrell Mellencamp, Granddaughter-in-law- Jennifer (Saville) Mellencamp, and many treasured friends.

Left to cherish her memory are Daughter- RaeAnn (Heumphreus) Mellencamp and son-in-law Darrell, Granddaughter Shelly (Mellencamp) Dow and husband, Doug, Grandson Scott Mellencamp and wife Micaela (Sunderman) Mellencamp, great grandchildren Bailey, Will, and Lane Mellencamp, and Jason, Jacob, and Jana Dow, brother-in-law Ferrell Stewart and wife Marge, and sister-in-law Mabel (“Sis”) Casteel, along with many, many friends


Hiatt, William "Bill" Cole

Bill Hiatt, 55 a lifetime resident of Shenandoah, Iowa passed away unexpectedly at his home.

William Cole Hiatt was born March 28, 1958 at Hand Community Hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa to Glen William and Agnes Virginia Hiatt of Randolph, Iowa. At an early age his parents moved to 509 West St, Shenandoah where they resided beyond his school years. He then purchased his farmstead in Fremont County residing there until his death.

Bill began his schooling at Central School and graduated from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1976. He took several college and trade school classes throughout his life. Bill enjoyed participating in team sports beginning in the early years with baseball followed by mustang football and wrestling. Bill was a member of Boy Scout of America troop #218 during which he took part in many community projects and outdoor adventures which included camping and fishing trips. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah.

Bill preferred the outdoors: fishing, boating, hunting especially coon hunting. He loved animals and over the years raised numerous types of AKC and UKC dogs: red tick, blue tick, treeing walkers, black & tan hounds, rottweilers, scottish and rat terriers. He competed in jumping mule trials with Sonny, receiving many awards. He had a real passion for buying and restoring Ford Tractors and Chevy Trucks. He enjoyed watching college football and westerns. And before his fathers death 'Bill and Bill' spent many hours side by side.

Bill was a hard worker beginning at an early age as a Sentinel delivery boy, numerous farm hand jobs, commercial fisherman, loaded pop bottle delivery trucks, automotive and small engine repair, and backhoe work. All leading up to and some were overlapping his 30+ years of employment at Eatons Corporation.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Glen W. (Bill) Hiatt and his mother A Virginia Hiatt. He is survived by his 5 sisters: Melinda (Mike) Whisler of Hickman Nebraska, Becky Hiatt of Ames Iowa, Ginger (Paul) Thompson of Rochester Minnesota, Christine Hiatt of Nevada Iowa, and Elizabeth Hiatt of Ames Iowa. 3 nephews: Greg Thompson, Jeff Thompson, Jack Collins and a niece Abby Collins. Bill also had numerous extended family members and friends

Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Hill, Eva B. Runyan

Eva B. (Runyan) Hill, 89, formerly of Brook Ridge in Pharr, Texas entered into eternal peace on July 2, 2013 at Las Palmas Healthcare Center, McAllen, Texas.

Eva was born September 4, 1923, in Gravette, AR, the youngest daughter of Lester and Etta (Snively) Runyan. She spent much of her childhood and adult life in Clarinda, Iowa and surrounding area.

Eva married Gerald (Jerry) Hill on April 24, 1965 and moved to Northglenn, CO. She graduated from Denver Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Nuclear Medicine. The Hill’s lived in Wyoming from 1975 to 1989. Eva retired from Casper Memorial Hospital as a Nuclear Medicine Technician.

Eva loved to hunt large game and fish for trout in the lakes of Wyoming and Colorado. After retirement, the couple lived in their dream cabin in the scenic mountains of Fox Park, WY during the summer months and traveled to Alaska and many of the lower 48 states in their RV. Eva spent her final retirement years in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas where she remained until her death.

Eva is preceded in death by her husband Gerald Van Hill, parents Lester and Etta Runyan,
brothers: Keith Runyan, Ross Runyan, and Marvin Runyan, sisters: Mary Ruth Runyan Kuhlman and Pauline Runyan Cabbage, son Roy Sunderman, son-in-law Akil Asfoor, and grandson James B. Sunderman.

Eva is survived by her children: Janice Sunderman Asfoor, David Sunderman and his wife Therese, Ruth Sunderman Davis, Kay Hill Johnston and her husband Randy; three children through marriage; Larry Hill, Janet Hill Hupp and her husband Gary and Joyce Hill Collier and her husband John. Eva was blessed with 32 grandchildren, 80 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services for Eva will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Maple Hill Cemetery in College Springs, Iowa. Visitation with the family greeting friends is scheduled from 9:00 – 10:30 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, with procession to the cemetery leaving from there at its conclusion. Family and friends are invited to an informal lunch immediately following her interment at the Eickemeyer Chapel in Clarinda, Iowa around noon


Hogberg, Frances Marie Ramona Patterson

Frances Marie Ramona Hogberg, the daughter of Frans Oscar and Hilma M. (Nadgwick) Patterson was born October 10, 1913 at Essex, Iowa. She passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 99 years, 7 months and 15 days.
Frances was born and raised in the Essex and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. In l931, Francis graduated from Essex High School. She attended Red Oak Junior College and then taught at Golden Rod and Maple Hill country schools for 7 years. On July 31, 1940, Frances was united in marriage to Gordon Hogberg in Essex, Iowa. They made their home on a farm near Stanton. In 1959, Frances began teaching elementary education for the Stanton School District. During this time, she completed and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In 1978, Frances retired, totaling 26 years of teaching and influencing youth. She was an active member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Stanton. Frances was supportive and involved with various community events in Stanton. She loved her family and friends dearly, living on the farm, and being independent, as she lived at home until moving to the Stanton Care Center a few months ago.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon on March 21, 1999; daughter, Clarice; son-in-law, Jim Boatman; and three brothers: Lawrence, Clifford and Elmer.
Frances is survived by two children: Ramona Boatman of Herndon, VA, and Maynard Hogberg and wife Anne of Ames, IA; four grandchildren: Cindy Brooking and husband Lance of Ellenwood, GA, Curt Boatman of Herndon, VA, Mike Hogberg and wife Kate of Denver, CO, and Emily Smalley and husband Scott of Independence, IA; four great-grandchildren: Clarice and Lane Brooking, Emmett Hogberg and Braden Smalley; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and many friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral Service were held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church, Stanton, IA. Burial in Mission Covenant Cemetery, rural Stanton, IA. Visitation with the family present on Tuesday evening, May 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home
Memorials may be made in Frances’s name to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Stanton School District Endowment Fund, or to the donor’s choice.
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Holmes, Marlin Edwin

Marlin Edwin Holmes was born the second of three children to Elmer Edwin and Inez Catherine (Falk) on September 25, 1925 at their home in rural Essex, Iowa. On Wednesday, October 10, 2013, at age 88, Marlin entered into rest at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Marlin grew up on a farm outside of Essex where he attended Arbordale Country School, fondly named "Frog Pond." He graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1943, and in April of the same year was drafted into the U.S. Army. While in the army, he served as a Supply Sergeant in Osaka, Japan during the occupation until being honorably discharged in December of 1946.

Upon returning to southwest Iowa from Japan, Marlin began farming and shortly after met the love of his life, Jacqualine Androy. Marlin and Jacqualine were married on June 12, 1949 and several years later blessed with the birth of their only daughter, Marlene.

Marlin was a lifetime resident of Shenandoah and the Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, fishing and helping his son-in-law and grandson farm. Carpentry, however, was his true passion. Marlin began his career in carpentry working at the Shenandoah Lumber Yard in 1959. From 1961 to 1964 he worked for Perfection Homes, where he supervised the construction of hundreds of homes. After leaving Perfection Homes, he established his own business, Holmes Builder and Supply under which he built numerous homes and six apartment buildings all in and around Shenandoah. During the mid 70's until the late 80's, Marlin also worked full-time for Brown's Shoe Fit Company remodeling their stores and building store fixtures. He completed his final apartment building in 1998.

Marlin was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Elmarie (Holmes) Irvin and her husband Dale Richard Irvin.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Jacqualine; daughter Marlene (Holmes) Bashaw and son-in-law Joel of Shenandoah; brother Allen Holmes and wife Clara of Shenandoah; granddaughters Elizabeth Bashaw of Omaha, Nebraska and Heidi (Bashaw) Eide and husband Eric of Alexandria, Virginia; grandson Todd Bashaw of Shenandoah; and great-grandson Grayson Eide of Alexandria, Virginia; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund is being established to award a Vocational/Trade Scholarship in Marlin's name. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah

Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Holmes, Noah Ross

Noah Ross Holmes, infant son of Cliff and Ashle Holmes, and little brother to Brody was welcomed back to heaven on Monday morning, June 17, 2013. Although his time here on earth was all to brief, the love that he received from his family and their friends will last an eternity.

Memorials may be directed to the family in Noah's name.

Noah Ross Holmes, infant son of Cliff and Ashle Holmes was born on June 15, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska. Noah returned to heaven on June 17, 2013, after being showered with love from his family and friends.
Noah is survived by his parents, Cliff and Ashle Holmes of Essex; big brother Brody; grandparents, Darwin and Belinda Holmes of Essex, IA, Trent and Michelle Ross of Essex, IA, Rhonda Cooley of Plattsmouth, NE and Paul Cooley of Clarinda, IA; great-grandparents Gene and Helen Holmes of Shenandoah, IA, James and Bonnie Wilson of Shenandoah, IA, Penny Gustafson of Red Oak, IA, Barb and Roger Vais of Anita, IA, JoAnne Rice of Manistique, MI and Mary Lou Cooley of Corning, IA; uncle Tyler Holmes of Katy, TX; aunts Laura Holmes of Baytown, TX and Keisha Maher of Clarinda, IA; uncles and aunts Michael and Morgan Pederson of Shenandoah, IA and Colby and Michala Pederson of San Diego, CA; godparents Tony Meyer of Imogene, IA and Brianne Mikels of Council Bluffs, IA; along with many other relatives and friends.
He was welcomed into heaven by his great-grandpa Ted Gustafson, great-grandma Ellen Wohlford, and his guard dogs Morgan and Rocky.
There is no foot to small, that it can not leave an imprint on this world...God Bless you Noah.

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Howell, Mildred Palmer

Mildred Palmer Howell was born October 7, 1917 at Humeston, Iowa to Alfred and Hazel Palmer. After high school her first job was at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. She was married to Herbert Howell December 1, 1938 at the Presbyterian parsonage in Bedford, Iowa. She and Herbert worked at the Norfolk Nebraska regional center working with the mentally ill. After she retired she moved back to Clarinda in 1981. Mildred enjoyed sports, crafts, outdoors, working with Veterans projects, and her close friends.
The last few years Mildred had health issues and she finally gave up her home and moved to Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda last year. She passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Goldenrod Manor following a very brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; parents; brother and sister-in-law Floyd and Edith Palmer; and a great niece and nephew.
Surviving are her son and his wife, Danny and Betty Palmer of Knoxville, IA; grandchildren Bradley Palmer and wife Pam of Knoxville, IA, Brian Palmer and wife Theresa of Martinsdale, IA, and Katherine Hulsey and husband Lonnie of Hot Springs, AR; 6 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren; nephew Larry Palmer and his wife Lynette of Shenandoah, IA and their family.
Funeral services for Mildred Howell, 95 of Clarinda, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with interment at Clarinda Cemetery. Clarinda American Legion Auxiliary Unit 98 will provide auxiliary rites. Visitation with the family and a lunch will follow the committal service. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda


Huddle, Perna Juanita Holmes

Perna Juanita (Holmes) Huddle, age 96, was born January 24, 1917 in Shenandoah, Iowa, to Oren Samuel and Martha Belle (Henn) Holmes and entered into rest December 12, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Red Oak, Iowa. She grew up on a farm near Shenandoah, one of six children. She graduated from Shenandoah High School and worked for the telephone company there after graduation.
She met Dean and they eloped to Rockport, Missouri six weeks later. They were married on October 24, 1936 and celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary before Dean passed away in 2009. To this union four children were born: Larry, Linda, Steve and Patricia. They lived on the farm until 1959 when they moved to Clarinda. Perna worked at Pamida and Cramer’s for several years. They enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and during retirement they traveled around the United States.
Perna was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Grandma Perna really enjoyed having family home for the holidays and visits. She also enjoyed flowers, reading, and playing cards or games with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean, and four siblings. Left to cherish Perna’s memory are her children: Larry and Eileen Huddle of Loveland, Colorado, Linda and Kirk Hascall of Emerson, Iowa, Steve and Peggy Huddle of Clarinda, Iowa, and Pat and Jeff Schneweis of Claflin, Kansas; eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Also surviving is sister Naomi Worl and brother-in-law Lysle Nelson, both of Shenandoah.
Grandchildren are Kali Hascall of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Craig and Kathy Hascall, Bryan and Jayne, Lauren and Elle, and Candace of Erie, Colorado, Chad Hascall of Lafayette, Colorado, Clint and Patti Hascall, Averie, and Ashley and John Smith of Essex, Iowa, Helmut and Karla Taschner and Noel of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Todd and Stacy Huddle, Maddie, Zachary and Chloe of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tom and Stephanie Vitt, and Shelby of Big Lake, Alaska, Tony and Jodie Huegerich, Anthony, Trevor and Noah of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Jason and Sally Huddle, Lila and Miles of Kalona, Iowa, Bob and Samantha Neill, Kyle and Brian of Buhler, Kansas, and Ben and Katie South and Ryder of McPherson, Kansas.
Funeral services for Perna J. Huddle, 96, of Clarinda, will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda. Interment will follow the service in the Clarinda Cemetery. Visitation with the family greeting friends is scheduled from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16 also at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda, Clarinda Rescue or Red Oak Rescue.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Hull, Bryan Scott

Bryan Scott Hull was born June 4, 1988 in Kansas City Missouri. Bryan passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 outside of College Springs, Iowa.
Bryan graduated from South Page High School 2006 and attended Peru State College. On July 24, 2010 Bryan married Lindsay Weaver. They have two children Keegan and Kennedy.
Bryan loved spending time with his family and his friends. He also enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, and was part of the First Response Team at Eaton’s , racing at the I80 Speedway , and was a proud member of the Coin Fire Department.
Bryan is preceded in death by son Myles Dean Hull; grand-parents Dean Hull, Helen Hayes and Bill Hayes; great grandfathers, Donald Klinkenberg and John Hayes.
Bryan is survived by his wife Lindsay Hull, children Keegan and Kennedy of Coin, Iowa; brother Christian Hull of Clarinda, Iowa, sister Samantha Hull of Coin, Iowa, Jacob, Christopher, and Jennifer Hayes of Papillion, Nebraska and Thomas Hull, of Clarinda, Iowa; parents Craig and Melissa Hull of Clarinda, Iowa; Rebecca Hull of Coin, Iowa, Mary and James Hayes of Papillion, Nebraska; grandparents Orville and Marilyn Hayes of Clarinda, Iowa, Bettie Hull of Clarinda, Iowa, Daniel and Donita Marsh, Grandview, Missouri; great grandparents Juanita Klinkenberg of Grandview, Missouri and Marlene Aitken of Papillion, Nebraska; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, family and many friends.
Funeral services for Bryan Hull will be 10:30 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Coin, Iowa. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to a fund established for the family


Hunt, Barbara A. Anderson

Barbara A. (Anderson) Hunt, daughter of Clyde L. and Mabel L. (McKee) Anderson, was born January 30, 1924, in Marshalltown, Iowa. She attended Clarinda High School, Clarinda, Iowa, graduating in 1942. She then attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1946.

On May 20, 1950, Barbara was united in marriage to Charles Jackson “Jack” Hunt. They became the parents of two children, Lori and Hal, and made their home in the Rock Port, Missouri, area.

Barbara was employed as the Vocational Home Economics teacher at Rock Port High School from 1946-1951. From 1966-1987, she was employed as a social worker, serving as County Director for the Division of Family Services and Atchison County Welfare offices.

Barbara was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and the Kappa Omicron Phi Sorority. Jack passed away in (1973). Barbara passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas, at the age of 89.

Besides her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by brother, James C. Anderson. Survivors include daughter, Lori Weiss and husband, Don, Olathe, Kansas; son, Hal Hunt and wife, Cheryl, Leawood, Kansas; grandchildren, Chris Weiss and his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Eva and Murphy Weiss, Jeff Weiss and his wife, Maida Sussman-Weiss, and their son, Dashiell Weiss, Sarah Randall Hunt and Lauren E. Hunt; brother, Clyde “Bud” Anderson and his wife, Joyce, Des Moines, Iowa; sister-in-law, Marge Anderson, Clarinda; nephews, David Anderson, and his wife, Dokmai “Ann,” Indianola, Iowa, Richard Anderson, and wife, Pam, Clarinda, and Kent Anderson, and wife, Karen, Park Ridge, Illinois; and many friends.

Interment: Greenhill Cemetery, Rock Port.
Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com
Services: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port

Husband, Alice Lucile Eden

Funeral services for Alice Husband, age 93, of Bedford, who entered into peace Friday, Aug. 8 at Greater Regional Hospice, Creston, were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Siam Church of Christ with Russ Clark officiating. Visitation with the family was held 6-8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial was in the Memory Cemetery, New Market. Memorials may be given in Alice’s name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda.
Alice Lucile Husband was born Jan. 10, 1920 near Hepburn to Axsel and Bertha (Whitehead) Eden. She attended Country schools in Page and Taylor counties and graduated from New Market High School with the class of 1937. Alice earned a Bachelor of Science teaching degree from Northwest Missouri State College, Maryville, MO in 1943 and was a school teacher for several years.
On Aug. 8, 1956, she married Mervin Husband and they have lived on a farm near Bedford for 57 years.
Preceding Alice in death were her parents; and a brother, Burdell Eden.
Alice is survived by her husband, Mervin Husband of the home; daughter, Kathy Umphry and her husband Marvin; granddaughter, Amanda Husband and her spouse Brad Reed; great grandson, Allen William Reed; other relatives and many friends


Johnson, Timothy Tod

Timothy Tod Johnson, son of D. H. (Tod) Johnson and JoAnna (Von Bank) Johnson, was born on February 1, 1951 at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at his home in Shenandoah surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 62.

Upon graduation from Northwest Webster High School in Barnum, Iowa, Tim served in the U. S. Navy as a Corpsman/Medic. After completing his military service, Tim attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. Tim continued his education, graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Biology and Business. In May of 1992, Tim and Lisa Connell were married and they have two children, Katie and Jake who reside in Shenandoah.

For the last 27 years, Tim has been employed at the Shenandoah Medical Center, first as a paramedic and later in the Information Technology Department as a Network Technician. Tim was an active community participant, serving as a school board member, Commander of the American Legion, teaching religion classes at St. Mary's Catholic Church and working as a volunteer athletic trainer for the Shenandoah football and wrestling teams. Tim was a member of the Shenandoah Elks Lodge #1122 and Shenandoah American Legion Post #88.

Tim's greatest joy was spending time with his family. Tim took special pride in Katie and Jake's sports and school activities. Tim enjoyed all sports, particularly following the Chicago Bears. The last family trip before he began his courageous battle with cancer was made to Chicago to watch the Bears play the Minnesota Vikings.

Preceding Tim in death were his parents; paternal and maternal grandparents; and his father and mother-in-law, John and Virginia Connell.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa, daughter, Katie, son, Jake and dogs Rupert and Annabelle, all of the home in Shenandoah; adopted children, Dean, John and Lisa Johnson and their families; two brothers, Frank Johnson of Kearney, MO and his son, Brien Johnson and wife Brandy of Overland Park, KS, and Paul Johnson and his wife Jenny and their two children, Amy Clark and husband Ryan and Joe Johnson, all of Lincoln, NE; sister, Julie Johnson and her two children, Marta Fink of Sioux Falls, SD and Eric Fink of Burnsville, MN. Also surviving are three brother-in-laws, Gary (Jane) Connell of Shenandoah and their children, Amy, Rory and Ross, Gregg (Nancy) Connell of Shenandoah and Nancy's children, Todd Maher and wife Lori and Nick Maher and wife Amy, John (Lisa) Connell of Harlan, IA and their children, Stephanie and Craig; sister-in-law, Jennifer (Tom) Olson of Shenandoah and their children, Emily, Kevin, Jeff and Michael. Tim is also survived by other relatives, many friends and associates, who will miss the big man with an even bigger heart

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa