2013 Page County, Iowa obituaries
submitted by Pat O'Dell - genpat@netins.net

Ingrim, Charles William

Charles William Ingrim passed away on early Friday morning at the VA Medical Center in Omaha.

Memorials may be directed to the Rose Hill Cemetery in lieu of flowers.

Charles William Ingrim passed away on October 18, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 90 years.

Charlie was the son of Earl Dewey Ingrim and Orpha Mae Elmore. He was born on June 27, 1923 in Rock Port, Missouri but moved shortly after to Shenandoah, he was one of five siblings. He married Carol Ione Johnson, daughter of William Orval and Maude Estelle Johnson on June 4, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas.

A graduate of Shenandoah High School Class of 1941, he was active in football, basketball and track. Growing up in a musical family, he learned to play the guitar and banjo at a very young age. Music became a big interest and enjoyment in his life. Over the years he entertained with many groups for gatherings, radio performances, dances, nursing home and senior care centers. They enjoyed sharing their love of country, bluegrass and big band music. His heart's desire was to instill the love of music in others. He would purchase guitars, keyboards, ect. And give them and lessons to others to get them started. He loved helping people.

Charlie served in the Army Medical Corp in France and England during World War II keeping complete records as requisition and dispersal of supplies clerk. He also had the honor of chauffeuring officers from place to place. He spent most of his working life in Shenandoah serving as Clerk and Counterman at wholesale auto stores. He worked 18 years at Sidles and 15 years plus at Joyce Brothers. He also spent many early morning hours delivering papers on the rural routes of Southwest Iowa. In later years he assisted in transporting cars for Beechers Chevrolet. He loved working on old cars and would frustrate his wife by always having at least one car in the driveway with the hood up for hours. Of course, often forgetting to change out of his good clothes first didn't help.

He was a great supporter of his wife's love of genealogy. Sharing an interest in travel, they used vacation time each year to search for information on their family histories. Charlie served on the Shenandoah Cemetery Board. After many long hours of walking and researching records and stones, he and Carol compiled and published the Rose Hill Cemetery Record Books.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, wife, step-father James Hicks, a brother Harry Ingrim and a sister Gladys Hard.

Charlie is survived by two daughters Elizabeth Kamman of St. Joseph, MO, and Marilyn Kay Willeman of Shenandoah, and son/nephew Ron Ingrim of Indian Harbor Beach, FL; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers Frank Ingrim of Imogene, IA and Kenneth Ingrim of Grand Junction, CO

Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


James, Martha Lou Meek

Funeral services for Martha James, age 76, of Clarinda, who entered into peace Saturday, Aug. 3 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, were held 2 p.m, Tuesday, Aug. 6 at First United Methodist Church, Clarinda with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda. Memorials may be directed to Faith, Food and Fellowship or to the Nodaway Valley Free Clinic. 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.
Martha Lou James was born Oct. 9, 1936 in Tarkio, MO to Harry Meek and Marie (Cook) Meek. She grew up in Tarkio and graduated from Tarkio High School. Martha furthered her education at Tarkio College and obtained a degree in elementary education. Martha and Raymond James were united in marriage June 8, 1957 in Tarkio, MO. They were blessed with two daughters, Marcy and Suzi.
Martha was a dedicated teacher. She taught in Shenandoah Community Schools for six years and the next twenty two in Clarinda Community Schools. Martha was passionate about teaching children to read. She finished her career as a specialized reading teacher. After retiring, she volunteered as a reading tutor for many students.
Preceding Martha in death were her parents, Harry and Marie Meek; sister, Harriet Meek; brother, Dean Meek; grandson, Cole Stanton; son-in-law, Jac Crain.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 56 years, Raymond James of Clarinda; daughters, Marcy Crain and Suzi Stanton and husband Jerry of Clarinda; grandchildren, Blake Crain, Abby Stanton and Josey Stanton; sister, Sandra Smith and husband Gerald of Wheatridge, Colo.; brother, Eugene Meek of Savannah, MO; a number of nieces, nephews, special friends and Tarkio classmates that were dear to her.
Martha was gentle in all her ways and very passionate about her family and all children.
May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn her passing




Jensen, Russell Cole "Russ"

Russell Cole "Russ" Jensen passed away at his home in Farragut, Iowa..

Private graveside services will be held in the Rose Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to his wife Judy.

Russell Cole Jensen was born on April 6, 1919 on a farm in Fremont County, Iowa. Russell entered into peace on June 24, 2013 at his home in Farragut, Iowa.

Russell's early years were spent in Fremont County and Shenandoah. He attended high school in Shenandoah. During his working years he farmed, worked at Mount Arbor Nursery, Imperial Chemical, Revell Trucking and later retired from McLean Trucking in Shenandoah in 1979.

On November 22,1961 he was united in marriage to Judith Gaye (Schultz) in Shenandoah, Iowa. The couple lived on the family farm, until their house was taken by a tornado in 1979. They then moved to their home in Farragut where Russell resided until his passing.

Russell enjoyed raising a garden, fishing, hunting and trapping. Russell and Judy spent over 15 years in Florida and Texas during the winter months living in their RV. Woodworking and restoring antiques was another passion of his. He rarely missed an auction, except when his health began to decline. He was a member of the Holiday Rambler Camping Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; half sister Garnett, step-mother Gertrude, sister Bea Merrigan; sons Harry and Tom Jensen; and brother-in-laws Harold Schultz and William Hankins.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Judy; son Richard Jensen of Branson, Missouri; step-son John Renken and wife Effie of Russellville, AR; step-daughter Jane Lane of Stoughton, MA; nephews John George and wife Barb of Bolivar, MO and Jerry George and wife Kay of Oakdale, MN; niece Susan Schmuck and husband Merlyn of Yankton, SD; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Johnson, Clayton Eldon

Clayton Eldon Johnson, the son of G. Edwin “Eddie” and Minnie E. (Landerholm) Johnson was born August 19, 1932 in Red Oak, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Immanuel-Fontenelle Home in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 81 years and 27 days.

Clayton was raised on the family farm northeast of Essex. He attended country school at the Center School through 8th grade and graduated from Red Oak High School in l950. Clayton was joined in marriage to Mary Louise Nelson on September 16, 1951 in Red Oak, Iowa. Following their marriage, they lived on a farm northeast of Essex, where he was engaged in farming with his father and brother, Curtis. In 1952, Clayton joined the United States Coast Guard where he served at several stations, finishing his four years in Kodiak, Alaska. He returned to farming in l957, when he and his family moved to a farm on the northwest edge of Essex, living there until 2009. He then moved to Shenandoah for a year, and the last three years lived in Omaha, Nebraska. Clayton had been a substitute mail carrier and bus driver for the Essex School district before renting out his farm. In 1973, Clayton went to work at Uniroyal Inc. in Red Oak, later purchased by Parker Hannifin where he worked for close to 24 years, until his retirement in l997. Clayton was a lifelong member of the Fremont Lutheran Church, Nyman where he was baptized and confirmed. He had served on the Church Council and Essex School Board. Clayton was a member of the American Legion Post #333 until a couple of years ago. Clayton enjoyed being outdoors and loved spending time with his family and friends, always ready to tell a joke.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 51 years, Mary Louise on June 28, 2003; son, Randy in 2010; sister, LaVose Otte and brother, Curtis Johnson.

Clayton is survived by daughters: Deb Comstock and husband Terry of Omaha, NE; and Vicki Maher and husband Chris, of Omaha, NE; two grandchildren: Sara Comstock and husband Josh Livermore of South Bend, IN; and Andy Comstock of Coon Rapids, MN; his sweet great-grandchildren: Abram, Stella and Isabel Mary Livermore; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law; and a host of friends he made along the way.

May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.

Funeral Service will be held
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Fremont Lutheran Church, Nyman
Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Nyman
Rev. Jerry Lamb, Officiating

Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Johnson, Della May Wood

Della May (Wood) Johnson was born May 22, 1945 in Iowa City, Iowa to H.C. Wood and Eva Marie (Jennings) Wood. When Della was young, her parents operated the Wood Café in Blockton. When she was entering High School, Della and her mother moved to Clarinda where she was a graduate in the Class of 1963. Della met Earl at the Clarinda Drive-In and later on December 10, 1965, they were married at the Clarinda Methodist Church by Reverend Bebout.
Earl and Della lived and worked on a farm for ten years and then moved to Stanton. Della worked for the Stanton Viking and Villisca Review as a reporter. She later took a librarian position in Stanton where she worked more than 20 years until her retirement.
Della passed away at the age of 68 on October 22, 2013 at her residence in Stanton with her family lovingly caring for her. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Lee Don Wood, brothers-in-law: Calvin Johnson and his wives Judith and Nancy, Dale Gray and Donovan Stamm.
Surviving Della are her husband of 47 years, Earl; children: Cletis Dean Johnson and wife Sally of Red Oak, Charmla Kay Carpenter and husband Scott of Stanton and Wesley Albert Johnson and wife Julie of Omaha; seven grandchildren: Tristin Johnson and Tanner Johnson both of Red Oak, Mykel Thoren of Atlantic, Bryton Thoren and Preston Carpenter both of Stanton, Alexis Johnson and Rylee Johnson both of Omaha; sister Wanda Irene Woods and husband Charles Shetterly of Red Oak; sisters-in-law: Doris Stamm and Inez Gray both of Clarinda; brother-in-law Gail Lee Johnson and wife Laura of Gravity; along with many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A private graveside service for Della Johnson, 68 of Stanton, will be held Friday morning. Following the service a luncheon and time for visiting the family will be at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel beginning at noon.
Memorials are suggested to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Montgomery County Relay for Life, Hearltand Hospice, or Maple Grove United Methodist Church.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda is in charge of arrangements


Johnson, Dorothy Lena Bartels Wogan

Funeral services for Dorothy Wogan Johnson, age 81, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa, will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Daryl Tompkins officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be given in… Dorothy’s name and distributed by the family to her favorite organizations.

Dorothy Lena Wogan Johnson was born August 16, 1932 on the family farm near Clarinda, Iowa to Albert Bartels and Hattie (Puvogel) Bartels. Following the death of her father in 1933, the family moved Nebraska for a few years, returning to the Clarinda area. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church and attended Immanuel Lutheran School. She graduated from Clarinda High School with the class of 1950. Dorothy was united in marriage to Paul Wogan of Bedford, Iowa at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with two children, Patrica and Ronald. The family resided in Bedford, Iowa, moving to Lebanon, Indiana for three years and returning to Clarinda, Iowa. Paul preceded Dorothy in death June 4, 1969 and she later married Charles C. Johnson who also preceded her in death.

Dorothy worked for State Savings Bank of Bedford and later for Page County State Bank of Clarinda as a teller for thirty five years. In retirement she was a personal financial manager for those needing assistance. Dorothy enjoyed bowling, flower gardening and she especially enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; infant sister; husbands Paul Wogan and
Charles C. Johnson.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Patrica Maca and husband Rick of Clarinda, Iowa and Ronald Wogan and wife Lori of Matthews, North Carolina; grandchildren, Paul Wogan, Matthew Wogan and Heather Wogan; brother, Clarence Bartels and wife Elizabeth of Atlantic, Iowa; nieces, nephews and many friends

Johnson, Gary Milton

Gary Milton Johnson, age 72, the son of Perl C.M. and Violet E. (Holmes) Johnson, was born January 30, 1941 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He was the youngest of eight children. Gary passed away May 4, 2013 at his home in Essex, Iowa

Gary grew up near Essex, Iowa and attended rural country school and graduated from Essex High School in 1959. In January 1960 he joined the United States Air Force. During his four year tour of duty, he was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was later sent to Turkey for two months reconnaissance. He was a mechanic on RB47's and B52's.

While in the service he was united in marriage to Peggy A. Bryant on May 5, 1961 in Essex, Iowa. After a 12 year break from military service he joined the Iowa National Guard in Red Oak, Iowa and was sent to Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Desert Storm. After 17 years he retired from the military service.

Before and after his service time he worked for Burnison Construction Company and retired from the Ever Ready Battery Company in 1996. After retirement he worked for area farmers for 10 years.

Gary was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Essex, Iowa, the Eagles Club of Red Oak, Iowa and a past member of the Essex Fire Department. Gary and Peggy owned and operated the local car wash and laundromat for 30 years.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Herb and Frances Bryant, four infant children, sisters Ruby Livingston, Arlene Burnison, and Shirley Bengtson, brothers Dallas and Oren Johnson, brothers-in-law Glen Burnison, Jim Bengtson, John Bergman and Kenneth Livingston.

Those left to cherish his memory include is wife of 52 years Peggy Johnson of Essex, son Scott R. Johnson of Red Oak, Iowa, sisters Eloise Dinsmore and husband Harold of Farragut, and Jo Ann Bergman, two aunts, an uncle and numerous nieces and nephews

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Johnson, Gertrude "Trudy" Jean Miller

Funeral services for Trudy Johnson, age 87, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Eiler House, Clarinda, Iowa, will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m (service time) at the First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church Organ Fund. 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.

Gertrude Jean Miller Johnson passed peacefully March 31, 2013 at the Eiler House, Clarinda, Iowa with her family at her side. She was born December 8, 1925 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania to Sarah and Irving Miller. Trudy married S. Marvin Johnson January 20, 1951 at the First Christian Church in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. They had four children, Kathy Johnson, Debbie Mellencamp, Celeste Westgaard and Linda Jean who passed March 31, 1957 at the age of three years.

Trudy moved to Clarinda in 1968. She taught English at Clarinda High School from 1968 until her retirement at age 80 in 2006. "Mrs J" touched many lives, always willing to listen, teach and give encouragement. She was always active in her church. Trudy loved both teaching and her church always putting the Lord first in her life.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Johnson, Debbie Mellencamp and husband David, Celeste Westgaard and husband Rolf, all of Clarinda, Iowa. Mimi will be greatly missed by her beloved grandchildren, Cody Westgaard, Brad and Christina Mellencamp, Jeff and Chris Mellencamp and her great grandchildren, Andrew, Jackson, Emma Jean, and Madison.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at the Eiler House for all the love and care they gave "Mama" and to Heartland Hospice for all they did to support Trudy and her family.


Johnson, Kenneth

Kenneth Johnson was born May 15, 1927 at the family home in the East River Township, East of Shambaugh; a son to Roy A. and Ethel G. (Young) Johnson. He attended grade school at Lindsey Country School and in 1945 graduated from New Market High School. Later that year, Kenneth joined the United States Navy and served his country for one year. Upon being Honorably discharged, he returned back to the SW Iowa area. Kenneth married Joyce Wylene Brown on March 25, 1951 and this union was blessed with two children: Sandy and Kenneth, Jr. Kenneth was a farmer and did so for his whole life. Upon Joyce’s retirement in 1997, they began taking trips with their camper, wintering in Donna, Texas. They enjoyed spending time with the family and friends from the area. Kenneth also drove the school bus for the South Page Schools for many years. He had many hobbies such as going on fishing trips, golf outings and being a part of the local Legion. Kenneth was an avid Hawkeye and Cardinal fan. He loved watching and listening to all of their games.
Kenneth passed away at the age of 86 on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Iona Lung and husband Percy; brother Roy “Mick” Johnson and wife Maurine; brother-in-law Charles Tritsch; nephew Alan Johnson and niece Debbie Johnson.
Surviving Kenneth is his wife of 62 years, Joyce of Blanchard; children: Sandy Pratt and husband Bruce of St. Joseph, MO and Kenneth, Jr. Johnson and wife Diane of Blanchard; grandchildren: Brad Pratt of St. Joseph, MO Jeff Pratt of St. Joseph, MO Jeremy “Hoss” Pratt and wife Mykanna of Plano, TX, Brandon Pratt of Kansas City, Shana Garrett and husband Andrew of Yorktown, VA, Heather Sharr and husband Aaron of Clarinda and Keenan Johnson of Clarinda; 12 great grandchildren; sister Ruth Tritsch of Braddyville; brothers-in-law: Robert “Skip” Brown and wife Gretchen of St. Louis, MO and Bruce Brown of Creston; sisters-in-law: Karen Smith and husband David of Kansas City and Jane Wright and husband Bob of Des Moines; along with an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Kenneth will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Presbyterian Church in College Springs with burial following the service in the Clarinda Cemetery. Visitation with the family greeting friends is scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice, Presbyterian Church in College Springs, College Springs Fire Department or the College Springs Community Building.
Following the burial, the family would like to invite those attending to Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel for refreshments.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda is in charge of arrangements


Johnson, Nancy R. Delehant

Nancy R. Johnson, age 66, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Clarinda for 16 years, passed away at her home on Aug. 17. Nancy was born July 1, 1947 in Council Bluffs to the late Edward and Mary Jane (Malick) Delehant, Jr. She was a C.M.A. for nearly 40 years, working in Glenwood, Red Oak and Clarinda, Iowa. Nancy was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Calvin Johnson on Dec. 4, 2012 and her sister, Stephanie.
Nancy is survived by her five children, Jeffrey (Laurie) Van Scoy of Red Oak, Iowa, Laura (Steve) Gilbert of Omaha, Lisa Green of Red Oak, Iowa, Dennis Van Scoy, Jr. and girlfriend Erin of Emerson, Iowa, Jennifer Van Scoy and fiancé, Chad of Council Bluffs; 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; sister, Janet Delehant of Council Bluffs; brothers, Richard (Janet) Delehant in Arizona, Edward (Mary Lou) Delehant in Texas; nieces and nephews.
Recitation of the Rosary, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Mr. Larry Knotek will preside. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery with a lunch following at the Pizza King. The family will direct memorials. Culer-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring of Council Bluffs handled the arrangements


Jones, Carol Ruth Allen

Carol Ruth Allen was born on December 2, 1930 to Arthur and Vera Allen of rural Red Oak, IA. She spent her childhood there with her 3 siblings and graduated from Red Oak High School in 1948. Carol attended Simpson College and earned a teaching certificate and began teaching shortly afterwards at Shenandoah Schools in 1950.

She met Gordon Jones in the March of 1952 and married on June 21, 1953 at Climax, IA. Over the next few years they were blessed with two children, Roger and Denise, and later in life four grandchildren.

Education and learning were always very important to Carol. She began her career teaching and later substituted in the Shenandoah School system. She was a dedicated and active member of the Shenandoah United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She enjoyed having a cup of coffee with friends while playing Scrabble. Carol liked spending time outdoors walking on the school track near their home and neighborhood sidewalks. In her spare time she was fond of playing the piano, completing the daily crossword puzzle, watching Jeopardy, reading books, keeping a clean house, playing badminton with grandchildren, and gardening. She volunteered at many organizations in the community including United Methodist Women, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shenandoah School system. Her family took many vacations to the mountains in Colorado through the years.

Carol passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Shenandoah Medical Center.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers may be directed to the Shenandoah Public Library, The Shenandoah Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund or the Elm Heights Activity Fund.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Vera Allen, brothers Lee and Clint Allen. She is survived by her husband Gordon, children Roger and Sonya Jones of Shenandoah IA, Denise and Carl Jardon of Randolph, IA, sister Mary and Wayne Donohue of Red Oak, sister-in-law Carolyn (Clint) Allen of Red Oak, brother in-law and sister in-law Sheldon and Opal Jones of Coin, IA, grandchildren Cale Jones of Shenandoah, IA, Rachel Jones of Ft. Madison, IA, Ryan Jardon of Moline, IL, Rebecca Jardon of Ames, IA, and many other family and friends

Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa

Jones, Kenneth Lee

Kenneth Lee Jones, son of Walter Charles and Pearl Lena (O'Banion) Jones, was born at home on November 26, 1940 near Denver, Missouri. He passed away early Friday morning, October 4, 2013 at Red Oak, Iowa.
His early life was spent on the farm where he was known by his four sister and other family members as "Boots". He attended Miller Country School in Gentry County through 8th grade and then Albany High School where he graduated with the Class of 1958. After farming and working for a short time for F. C. Grace in Denver, he served for two years in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1965.
On June 25, 1967, Kenny was united in marriage to Chloe Ann Johnson of Villisca , Iowa. They made their home in Shenandoah, Iowa where he worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Company for six years. He then joined Eaton Corporation until retiring.
After retirement, Kenny remained active. He enjoyed driving around in his pickup. Down to earth, he always greeted you with "What do ya know?" and took time to share a laugh or a story. He was a member of the American Legion and served on the Cemetery Board. He also built a reputation as a house painter, working in the surrounding area and as far away as Avoca, Nebraska. Always ready to pursue a new adventure, Kenny could be found wheeling around town on his Schwinn mountain bike and before that on his Kawasaki motorcycle. He even experienced the thrill of sky coasting and bungee jumping in the Ozarks. In the fall he enjoyed deer hunting with friends at his family farm. He also acquired his Ham Radio license and made many friends over the years. Kenny and Chloe participated in Civil War reenactment ceremonies, and he loved sharing his family history research.
Kenny was avid football fan. He cheered for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and for over 40 years he could often be found on the sidelines of a Friday night high school game. He had tremendous respect and admiration for the Harlan Cyclones and attended their games for the last several years.
Kenny accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in the Grand River. He was a member of the Denver Christian Church and a current member of the Nishna Valley Christian Church of Shenandoah where he drew strength from his faith. Preceding Kenny in death were his parents; two sisters, Bonnie Fletchall and Betty Edwards; three brothers-in-law, Alfred Fletchall, Chuck Edwards and Bob VanHoutan; mother and father-in-law, Ruby and Juno Johnson; and brother-in-law, Bill Johnson. Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Chloe of Shenandoah; two sisters, "Skip" Van Houtan of Shenandoah and "Pete" Iona White and husband Gary of Chillicothe, Missouri; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends

Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Josephson, Marjorie E.

Marjorie E. Josephson passed away on Monday evening at The Ambassador in Sidney, following an extended illness.

Marjorie E. Josephson was born on September 18, 1918 in Page County, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Ina (Anderson) Josephson. Marjorie entered into eternal peace on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Ambassador in Sidney at the blessed age of 95 years.

Marjorie's early years were spent to Montgomery and Page County. She attended Coburg Consolidated School in Coburg, Iowa. Marjorie graduated from nurses training at the Hand Hospital, where she later worked for a number of years. She also worked as a switchboard operator at the Delmonico Hotel in Shenandoah. The majority of her working career was with the Methodist Hospital, where she worked for over 40 years, until her retirement.

Marjorie enjoyed her time living and working in Omaha. She loved all the activities and entertainment that city living offered. She enjoyed attending events at Arksarben, going to movies, attending plays and spending time with friends. She was an avid reader of the Omaha World Herald. She was passionate about keeping up to date on current topics, both locally and around the world. Nebraska Football held a special place in her heart. She could name every player on the field and even tell you a little bit about them personally.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Harold, Duane and Jack. Those left to cherish her memory include her nephews and nieces; R.F. "Bud" Josephson and wife Joyce of Edgerton, Wisconsin, Julia Denhart and husband Dr. Joseph Dehart; Jerry Josephson and wife Mary Jo both of Shenandoah, Iowa; Gary Josephson of Arizona and Kathie Josephson of Florida; special friends Pat and Del Ludvigson and family of Omaha, Nebraska, many great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Keeran, Kennard Glenn

Memorial services for Kennard Keeran, age 88, of Clarinda, who entered into peace Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, were held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Summit Cemetery, rural Yorktown. Memorials may be given in his 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.
Kennard Glenn Keeran was born July 21, 1925 in Clarinda. He was the son of Glenn Keeran and Melva Chaffin Keeran. Kennard had one brother Charles William (deceased) and a sister Helen Keeran Davis who lives in Yuba City, Calif..
Kennard graduated from Clarinda Public Schools and then entered farming on the family farm west of Clarinda. In September of 1946 Kennard was married to Phyllis Gee Keeran (deceased). They had two sons, Charles from Clarinda, and Stephen who is deceased. Kennard farmed his whole life on the family farm. He was very proud of the fact that the farm was a heritage farm, meaning it has been in the family for over 150 years. He used to say he had only had one job in his life and he truly loved his job.
To say that Kennard enjoyed life was an understatement, he loved his life and his family. He was happily married for almost 63 years. He found out he had a talent at first out of necessity for refinishing furniture and in later years it turned into a hobby for him. He also enjoyed woodworking for many years and participated in the local craft show for many years. During his winter years in Arizona he took up wood carving as a hobby and became proficient at wood carving and created some beautiful woodcarvings which he gave to his grandchildren and members of his family. He also enjoyed playing golf and played in the "wobblies" for 19 years. He also enjoyed his home life where friends and family would gather on the front porch for a visit. Anyone that knew Kennard knew that he was never short on anything to say or to have an opinion.
Kennard was so proud of his two grandchildren, Erin Keeran of Portland, Ore., and Shannon Keeran Hughes of Chicago, Ill. They were the apple of his eye and whenever you would mention their names a huge smile would come across his face. They both loved to come and see grandma and "grumpy" as his granddaughter called him that with a big smile on her face. Kennard was so proud of those two kids attending many of their school activities and finally being able to watch them graduate from college. He also was very proud the day they both found the loves of their life and were married and gave him four great-grandchildren.
Kennard is survived by his sister, Helen, and his son, Charles. Kennard had four great-grandchildren, Conor Keeran, Abby Keeran, Paige Hughes, and Colin Hughes. Kennard had two nephews, Brian Keeran of Salt Lake, Utah, Kevin Keeran of Buford, Ga., and six nieces, Karen Joyce of Yorkville, Ill., Susan Olson of Essex, Joni Royer of Essex, Julie Head of Coin, Jamie Randal of Grundy Center and Kari Aistrope of Randolph. Kennard also had a number of cousins scattered around the country. Kennard will be missed by many but some of his stories will live on.
Rest in Peace Kennard, we all love you


Kluver, Charles Kevin

Charles Kevin Kluver was born July 11, 1949 in Denison, Iowa, the son of Carl Emil and Lois Mae (Steinhoff) Kluver. He passed away on Friday morning, March 8, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 63 years, 7 months and 25 days.
Chuck grew up in Shenandoah and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1967. He later received his bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. On June 8, 2002 he married Linda Fish on a farm in Taylor County, Iowa.
Chuck loved the outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing or camping. He also loved music and played the washboard in a band.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Dr. F.T. and Isabelle Fish; his grandparents, Herman and Clara Steinhoff, Carl and Emma Kluver, Charles and Florence Miller; his brother, Ross Kluver; and a niece, Brooklyn Olson.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kluver of Red Oak, Iowa; his children, Josh Kluver, Tim Pfeiffer and his wife Leigh of Stanton, Iowa, Amy Gilbride and her husband Ryan of Lincoln, Nebraska, Tom Pfeiffer and his wife Courtney of Omaha, Nebraska, Laura LaPrell and her husband Matt of Phoenix, Arizona; his parents, Carl and Lois Kluver of Essex, Iowa; a sister, Joan Olson of Essex, Iowa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Kay Fish, Lori and Roy Ellis, Mark & Diane Fish, Joel and Marcia Fish, Kevin & Denise Fish, Lois and Cory Hall, Bill and Debbie Fish, Lisa and Kevin Shawgo, Dale and Wendy Fish; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa - Smithland, Iowa Cemetery


Knizley, Marguerite Elaine Phipps

Marguerite Elaine (Phipps) Knizley was born October 30, 1922 in rural Clarinda Iowa and she entered rest December 3, 2013 at Westridge Care and Rehab. She was the only child of Roy and Gertrude Audrey Phipps, and with the exception for a short time in Ardamore, Oklahoma she spent her whole life in the Clarinda area.
On November 24, 1940 she married William Craig Knizley and they had two daughters Linda and Patrica.
When Marguerite was 29 she was stricken with polio that left her with complications the rest of her life. She was a homemaker and for a few years sold Avon door to door. Marguerite was well known for her cooking and baking skills. She often entertained family members and friends at her Shambaugh home. Marguerite also loved flowers and her home had many flowers including African violets which were her favorites. Marguerite and Bill were very instrumental in their four grandchildren’s lives and spent much quality time with them.
Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Bill Knizley. Left to mourn are daughters: Linda and HK Jones of Jefferson City, MO.; Patrica and Ralph Mehrens of Bellevue, NE. Granddaughter Dawn, Jon, Levi and Mattie Shannon of Jefferson City, MO. Grandson Kenton, Tyler, Sabrina, William, Elizabeth, and Vanessa Ripley of Gillette, WY. Granddaughter Toni, Ron, Makena and Joshua Cornelison of Winnetka, CA and Granddaughter Tina, Paul, Sara, and Luke Schram of Omaha, NE.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, with Rev. Ralph Mehrens officiating. Interment will be at Butler Cemetery, Shambaugh, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Shambaugh United Methodist Church