Page County, Iowa obituaries
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Adwell, Edith Grace Williams - Edith Grace (Williams) Adwell, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Priscilla Grace (Jones) Williams, was born on July 28, 1917 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Edith went to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 96 years, 9 months, 29 days.

A lifelong resident of Shenandoah, Edith attended the Shenandoah Community Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1934. On August 17, 1939, Edith was united in marriage to Ernest Cline Adwell in Sidney, Iowa. To this union five children were born, Suecilla, Mary Ruth, Martha Rose, Carolann and Ernest. Following their marriage they made their home in Shenandoah where Edith worked as a loving homemaker to her husband and children.

Edith was a longtime member of the Shenandoah Church of the Nazarene. She was an avid reader and was proud of the fact that she had read the whole Bible more than 40 times. In addition, she enjoyed reading the newspaper and loved to cook and read cookbooks. She always canned what she raised in the garden and loved to watch and feed the birds.

Preceding Edith in death were her loving husband, Cline on Feb. 21, 2000; twin daughters, Mary Ruth and Martha Rose; parents, Jeff and Priscilla Williams; two sisters, Bessie Smith and Lucretia Williams; and brother, Paul Williams. Survivors include her children, Suecilla of St. Joseph, MO, Carolann of Shenandoah, IA and Ernest of Kansas City, MO; sister, Etta Arnold of Wood River, IL; sister-in-law, Yema Harlow of Glasgow, KY; many nieces, nephews and cousins; other relatives and friends.

Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Andrew, Vesta Eileen Oxley - Vesta Eileen (Oxley) Andrew was born June 18, 1919 in Taylor County, Iowa; a daughter to Glenn and Hazel (Borders) Oxley. She grew up in the Guss area and graduated from Bedford High School in 1936. She achieved her teaching certificate after one year of college in Maryville, Missouri.
Vesta married Adrain Edison Andrew on May 27, 1944 in Clarinda, Iowa, at the Methodist Church. She taught country school in Taylor County for a few years while her husband was serving in WW11. During this time she also worked as a secretary in the Prisoner of War Camp in Clarinda along with other offices in Shenandoah and Baltimore. Ultimately Vesta’s heart was always on the farm and her greatest passion was being a homemaker and taking care of her family. Vesta was a courageous woman; battling polio and cancer; surviving it two times.
Vesta passed away at the age of 94 of Tuesday, April 29, at the Westridge Quality Care and Rehab Center in Clarinda. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Adrain; brother Lowell Oxley and brothers-in-law: Merle Smith, Lawson Miller and Jack Bridie.
Surviving Vesta are her sons: Laurence Andrew of Yale, Iowa and Warren Andrew and wife Alisa of Clarinda, Iowa; siblings: Pauline Smith of Salem, Oregon, Lloyd Oxley and wife Jan of Papillion, Nebraska and Audrey Miller-Bridie of Clarinda; many nieces and nephews and extended relatives.

Funeral services for Vesta will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with burial following the service in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Guss, Iowa. Visitation with the family greeting friends is scheduled from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Arrington, Arlin Lewis - Arlin Lewis Arrington, Jr was born November 5, 1971 in Napa, California to Arlin Lewis Arrington Sr and Diane (Conning) Arrington. Both parents have passed away.
Due to Huntington's Disease he required the care of a local nursing facility to spend the last years of his life. He passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 in Clarinda.
Graveside services were held Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Beckie Linn Gregory officiating. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.


Artlip, Charles "Buzz" - Charles "Buzz" Artlip, 91, of Villisca, Iowa died following a short illness on Saturday, April 26, 2014. He was born on April 3, 1923, in Elliott, Iowa, the forth of seven children born to Delbert and Doris (Walker) Artlip -- his siblings were Fay, Dean, Maree, Edith, Betty and Bob.

On April 3, 1942, Buzz married his longtime sweetheart, Elaine Corbin of Grant, Iowa. They celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this month. They had two children, Jim and Linda.

Buzz attended school in Elliott for ten years, dropping out to work with his father in the family scrap metal business during the Depression. Two years later he began working for Bruce Orton in the farm route service business in Tenville, which he eventually pruchased. Although he retired from the cream route business several times before he actually quit for good, he began a new career in lawn care in the 1970s that lasted for another 25 years. At the same time he was resetting and repairing gravestones in local cemeteries which he considered one of his lasting legacies. Another was the restoration of the pioneer Sciola Baptist Church.

Buzz served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a sergeant at the time of his honorable discharge in 1946 when he, Elaine and their son Jim returned to Tenville. Buzz and Elaine had lived in Tenville for 59 years when they decided to move to Villisca.

Eventually his health demanded he stop working entirely. But he got tired of sitting around and began writing his memoirs to entertain himself. He self-publiched "Buzz's Story: 89 Years of Memories" in 2012 and was immensely proud of his work. A free download of his book is available at the website:

Buzz is survived by his loving wife Elaine with whom he celebrated their 72nd anniversary on April 3rd; his son Jim (Kathie), his daughter Linda (Jim Weinstein): four grandchildren, Mark (Kathy), Jilian, Melissa Weinstein (Sherlock Terry), David Weinstein (Caroly Labin); ten great grandchildren; his brother-in-law Pat Corbin (Sue); Many Nieces and nephews, as well as many friends.

Visitation were held Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca. A graveside memorial service will be held at Grant Cemetery at a later date.

Wolfe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Ashmore, Margaret Reynolds - CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa 01 Apr 1926
A former resident of North Grove district, and the mother to John Ashmore of Clarinda, Mrs S.E. Ashmore, passed away to her reward last Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock at her present home in Villisca age 75 years the 4th of last month. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon, at which time Mr and Mrs Ashmore and son Dale, went to attend.

She leaves several children, Mrs Lew Reed, Will Narigon east of Villisca, Guy of Denver and John of Clarinda.


Ashmore, Samuel E. - Hold Rites for Samuel E. Ashmore at North Grove

Funeral services for Samuel E. Ashmore, formerly a resident of Villisca, were held Monday afternoon at the North Grove church southeast of Villisca, with the Rev H.B. Kishpaugh of Nodaway in charge. The body was at the Sutphen Funeral Home awaiting the funeral hour. The pall bearers were Duane Narigon, Roland Reed, Jack Narigon, Keith Pratt, Francis Murphy, and Keith Reed, and interment was in the North Grove cemetery

Samuel Edward, son of Margaret and George Ashmore, was born Jun 24, 1853, at Burlington, Iowa, and died March 29, 1946, at the age of 92 years.

On Dec 5, 1878, he was united in marriage to Margaret Reynolds and to this union were born seven children. His wife and three children preceded him in death. Those surviving are Mrs Mae Narigon, Villisca; Mrs Neva Reed, Hepburn; Guy Ashmore, Derby, Colo; and John Ashmore, Clarinda. Of eleven brothers and sisters, two brothers and one sister are living, George W. in Nebraska, Thomas A. in California and Anna in Minnesota. There are twenty-four grand children and eight great grandchildren.

Mr Ashmore farmed for several years around Burlington, and in Monona county before coming to Page county in 1891, where he farmed for 27 years, later moving to Villisca on account of his wife's health. After her death in 1926, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs Lewis Reed, east of Hepburn.

He joined the Methodist church at an early age and was a member of the North Grove church at the time of his death. VILLISCA REVIEW, Villisca, Iowa, April 1946

Bisbee, Charlene Kay Wing - Charlene Kay Bisbee was born March 13, 1953 in Lynwood, California, the daughter of Earl and Ethel Carren Wing. She passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa following a lingering illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her daughter, Christina Skaggs of California; her son, Joshua Bisbee and his wife Dena of Yuma, Arizona; her beloved grandson, Jeremiah Futter of Oak Hills, California; sisters, Eileen Gentner of Oak Hills, California, Carole Wing of Lucerne Valley, California, and Marilyn Wing Jacobson of Lucerne Valley, California; many loving nieces and nephews; along with a multitude of caring friends.
Char loved her two cats Tommy and Jazzy, they were family to her. She lived most of her early life in California and Arizona before moving to Iowa. She received her GED from the State of Iowa in 2011 and was continuing her education by attending classes at IWCC in Shenandoah striving for a degree in social work. Charlene held employment as a waitress/hostess at various establishments. She worked for Earl May Garden Center in Shenandoah for many years where she enjoyed working around the animals, fish and beautiful plants. She also worked for Lewis Cleaners in Shenandoah as a steam presser. Her most recent job was with Iowa Focus and this job was the most rewarding. She loved her “girls” that she helped.
Char loved her children so much and especially proud of her grandson Jeremy. She was so grateful that God chose her to be his grandmother. Char’s love of the Lord was phenomenal. God was first and foremost in her life. She was always open and curious about all religions and beliefs, but was steadfast in the Word of God. There is absolutely no doubt where Char is today. She is dancing, singing and praising our Lord in Heaven. Whether you called her “Charlene”, “Char”, or “Charlie” she will be missed by all. Her very rare and unique personality set her apart from being ordinary. Her one of a kind unforgettable laugh will never be forgotten. Her strong faith in Father God, her “sometimes” lectures on faith and teachings, and the love she had for prison ministries will be within our hearts forever. As one of the doctors said while Char was at the UNMC in Omaha ---“This lady has the most unique body and most unique personality of anyone I have ever had as a patient.” He hit the nail on the head. As Char would say to all of us today if she were here ---“I’ll see you here, there or in the air!” Shaloam!
Celebration of Life Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. There will be a private inurnment held at a later date. A memorial fund is being established in Charlene’s name. Online remembrances or condolences can be left at The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.


Blake, Carl Edgar - Carl Edgar Blake was born March 16, 1941 at Grant City, Mo. Carl served with the U.S. Navy from 1958 until 1962.
Carl was united in marriage to Mariella Lala. They lived at Clarinda for 25 years until moving to Winthrop in 2005. Mariella died on April 22, 2012.
Carl worked at NSK in Clarinda for many years. He was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge.
Carl entered into his eternal rest on Saturday, March 22 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo at the age of 73.
He is survived by four sons: Carl E. Blake II, Brett S. Blake, Dear R. Blake, and Joshua R. Blake, many grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters.
As per Carl’s wishes, he was cremated and his cremains will be mixed with his wife Mariella’s. No services or visitation are planned.
The Fawcett Funeral Homes and Cremation services assisted the family with arrangements. Online at


Bloomfield, Isobel Joyce Dow - Isobel Joyce (Dow) Bloomfield was born to Sanford William Dow and Vera Salena “Lena” (Ferriss) Dow September 25, 1926 in Shenandoah, Iowa. The Dow family moved with her father’s job building bridges. He was assigned to the bridge crossing the Mississippi River near Dubuque, IA. They lived there before World War II. During Isobel’s teen years they moved to the Clearmont, MO area. Isobel knew the first time she met Fred “Wilbur” Bloomfield he was the man for her to marry. They were married June 27, 1948. At this time she moved from the Dow farm to a farm east of Shambaugh until 1979 when she and Wilbur moved to Clarinda. During the years in Clarinda she worked at the Curler Factory, Swift & Company, and was the food supervisor at West Heights Nursing Home when it opened in Clarinda and was a cook at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda. Isobel’s interests included shopping, traveling, fishing, crocheting, politics, and TV including the show “Dancing with the Stars.” Most of all Isobel enjoyed her family which included her many nieces, nephews, and cousins; some of whom visited from Canada in April. Family and friends meant the world to Isobel.
Isobel passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at Clarinda Regional Health Center at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur on March 9, 1992; parents Sanford and Lena; and brother Ivan Dow and his wife Evelyn.
She is survived by her brother, Paul Dow and his wife Joetta of College Springs, IA; nieces and nephews Pam Fessler (Tom), Annette Mundell (Dave), Cindy Fessler (Vic), Greg Dow, Jeff Dow (Kim), Kim Hobin (David), Carla Auffert, Curtis Dow (Koreen), Kenny Dow (Lindsay), Tanya Dow (Darwin Force), Trent Dow (Angie); 29 great nephews and nieces; numerous great great nephews and nieces; longtime friend, Linda Golay of Clarinda; and numerous relatives on the Bloomfield side.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, with Pastor Mitch Grossoehme officiating. Interment at Clarinda Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church of Clarinda.


Bryson, Elizabeth Dick - CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, 11 Jul 1902 (3) Page 2 North Grove Items: A friend and neighbor has left us, Mrs Elizabeth Bryson, wife of John Bryson, died at her home in Valley township, July 6th, 1902. The deceased was born in Scotland, May 10, 1833. From there she moved with her parents to America in 1853, locating in Chicago. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Dick. On December 3, 1853 she was married to John Bryson with whom she afterwards came to Iowa. In 1863 they located in Valley township, Page county, where she has resided until the time of her death. Seven children were born to this union all of whom, with a kind husband are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. The children are John Bryson, who resides in Missouri; David Bryson, Eunice MCoy and Nona Kendall, all of whom reside in Page county; Eliza Thurber, of Missouri; Thomas Bryson, of California; William Bryson, of Nebraska. Mrs Bryson was a chirstian woman and loved by all who knew her. She had been confined to her bed for about a year, her sufferings were very great. On Sunday, July 6th, her spirit fled from this world, to God who gave it, the funeral services were held at North Grove Church conducted by Rev Craft and the body was interred in the North Grove cemetery, Tuesday, July 8th.


Burke, Velma Marie Young - Velma M. Burke, 87, Augusta, Kan., formerly of Stanton and Red Oak, died March 22, 2014, at the Kansas Medical Center, Andover, Kan.
Velma Marie Burke, the daughter of Charlie and Elsie (Huddle) Young was born July 22, 1926 at Hepburn. Velma was raised in the Hepburn area and graduated from Stanton High School.
She married Elmer M. Burke Feb. 4, 1946 at Hiawatha, Kan. They farmed north of Stanton for many years and moved into Red Oak in 1976. Velma worked several years for Uniroyal/Parker Hannifin in Red Oak. They moved to Round Rock, Texas in 1985.
While in Texas, Velma provided in-home childcare until she was 80. She was a past member of Tabor Lutheran Church at Wallin and Palm Valley Lutheran Church in Round Rock, Texas. Velma loved children and her church. She moved to Augusta in December of 2012 to be close to her daughter and attended Augusta United Methodist Church.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer April 21, 1997; and sons-in-law, Darwin Olson and Donald Burg, Jr.
Velma is survived by three children, Nancy Olson of Augusta, Dale Burke and wife, Maureen of Bastrop, Texas and Lois Burg of Richmond, Texas; seven grandchildren: Jillaine (Michael) Grimmett, Brenda (Mike) DeHass, Tonya (Rich) Smith, Jennifer (David) Groce, Joelle Lively, Joshua (Jessica) Burg, and Jacob (Jennifer) Burg; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Carroll Edward Young and wife, Rebecca of Santa Cruz Tlaxcala, Mexico; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1 p.m. at Tabor Lutheran Church, Wallin with burial in Mamre Cemetery, Stanton. Rev. Jerry Lamb will officiate.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
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Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Campbell, J.M., Mrs - Yorktown items - The death of Mrs J.M. Campbell occurred Sunday March 27. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. Mrs Campbell was a lady who knew no enemies, and was loved by the entire community. The family have the sympathy of friends and neighbors.
CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 30, 1887

Clayton, Bessie Williams - Bessie Clayton, 88, formerly of 1403 Nebraska Street in Boone passed away at Westhaven Community in Boone on Tuesday morning, May 6 where she had resided since November 2010.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1926 near Clarinda the daughter of Ralph and Ora (Eshelman) Williams.
On Dec. 8, 1943, she married Dallas LaVerne Clayton at Troy, Kan.
Bessie was a homemaker and worked at the Woodward State Hospital School for the State of Iowa for 23 years before retiring. She loved sewing clothes, quilting and embroidering baby quilts. Bessie enjoyed raising her family and spoiling her grandchildren. Remembering friends and neighbors brought her many fond memories.
Her parents; husband Dallas LaVerne in August of 2001; and 1 brother Jim Williams preceded her in death.
Survivors include 4 daughters Patricia McFarland and husband Cliff of West Des Moines, Iowa, Cheryl Clayton of Boone, Rhonda Clayton and husband Floyd Gilbert of Boone, and Lisa Denk and husband Jurgen of Golden, Colo.; 2 sons Dallas Clayton and wife Susy of Villisca and Greg Clayton of Boone; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandson; 2 sisters Beverly Jones and husband Leland of DeSoto, Kan. and Mary Jo Herzberg and husband Oliver of Villisca; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
Services were held on Sat. morning, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Stark-Welin Chapel in Boone.
Interment were in the Bass Point Cemetery north of Boone.
Friends called at the Stark-Welin Chapel in Boone on Friday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the family present during that time to greet friends. Visitations continued on Saturday morning at the Chapel from 8 a.m. until the time of service.
In memory of Bessie, memorial gifts may be directed to Homeward Hospice.
On line condolences may be expressed at
Stark-Welin Funeral Directors of Boone was in charge of arrangements.

Conrad, Frederick Harrell - Celebration of Life Services for Fred Conrad, age 89, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family greeting friends Sunday evening at the Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. There was a Masonic Service at 7:00 PM following visitation. Burial with military rites was held at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa.

Frederick Harrell Conrad was born May 19, 1924, in Clarinda, Iowa the son of Fred W. Conrad and Mary Agnes (Handley) Conrad. He grew up in Clarinda, attending school and graduating from Clarinda High School with the Class of 1942. After high school graduation, Fred answered the call to serve his country during World War II as a United States Marine. On June 15, 1945, Fred was united in marriage to Helen Fleming in Bakersfield, California. To this loving union, five children were born to bless their lives, Linda, Anita, Stephen, Thomas and Lora. Following their marriage and Fred’s discharge from the service, the family lived in Powell, Wyoming; Salida, Colorado; and Holdrege, Nebraska. They returned to Page County, Iowa to Helen’s family farm where they lived for eighteen years prior to moving into Clarinda.

Family was always very important to Fred and Helen. As a child he was baptized into the Catholic faith. Later in life he became a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clarinda. He was also a member of the Nodaway Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. #140. Fred was first a watchmaker by trade, then he farmed and then he worked at U.B.C. and then did maintenance at Iowa Western Community College. After his retirement, he returned to watch making. Fred enjoyed golfing with friends and family along with woodworking.

Left to cherish Fred’s memory are his five children, Linda Schooling and husband Richard of Wahoo, Nebraska; Anita Herzberg and husband Gene of Lincoln, Nebraska; Stephen Conrad and wife Jean of Cave Creek, Arizona; Thomas Conrad and wife Edie of Troy, Missouri; and Lora Hicks and husband Charles of Clarinda, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Ryan Schooling of Wahoo, Nebraska; Jeffrey Herzberg and wife Kristine of Lincoln, Nebraska; Heidi Mogensen and husband John of Omaha, Nebraska; Jamey Conrad and wife Kayla of Omaha, Nebraska; Bryan Conrad and wife Faith of Milford, Nebraska; Eric Conrad of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; Mark Conrad and wife Jennifer of Winfield, Missouri; Kellie Gladman and husband Jason of Clarinda, Iowa; and Heather Tomkinson and husband Brad of Shenandoah, Iowa; thirteen great-grandchildren, Lauren Mogensen, Ella and Geneveah Herzberg, Jayden and Kealey Conrad, Rebekah and Micaiah Conrad, Emma and Abigail Conrad, Warren and Amelia Conrad, Logan and Macy Gladman; along with other family members and friends.

Preceding Fred in death are his parents, Fred and Mary Conrad; his loving wife Helen Conrad; and two brothers, William A. Conrad and Gene Conrad


Cook, Ethel Leona Barnes, 89, of Essex, Dec 19, 1924 - passed away on Saturday morning, April 19, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center in Red Oak, IA. Memorials are being directed to the family. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Survivors include her two children, Ed Cook of Essex and Sharon Brought and her husband, Randy of Kearney, MO; four granddaughters, Jodie Ebersole and husband Dustin of Kansas City, MO, Dee Hertensen of Essex, Jane Adams and Linda Smith; other relatives and a host of friends

Ethel Leona (Barnes) Cook, daughter of Wallace Dale and Ethel Leona (Cartmill) Barnes, was born on December 19, 1924 in Hamburg, Iowa. Ethel entered into rest on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 89 years and 4 months surrounded by her family.

Her early years were spent in Sidney, Iowa, where she was raised and attended school. In 1944, Ethel married Freeman E. Cook. To this union two children, Edwin and Sharon were born. Following their marriage, Ethel and Freeman lived in Randolph until moving to Essex in the 1950's.

Ethel was a stay-at-home mom, until going to work for Union Carbide in Red Oak. She worked there for 27 years until retiring in January of 1983. Ethel enjoyed working in the yard and in the garden and loved to bake goodies for her family at Christmas time. She was always there to help other people anyway she could.

Preceding Ethel in death were her parents; husband of 50 years, Freeman; three brothers, Robert, Elmer and Marlin Barnes; four sisters, Shirley Loveless, Iris Williams, Mildred Doyle and Doris Peters; two step sons, Gerald and Kenneth Cook; and step daughter, Jean Briggs. Survivors include her son, Ed Cook of Essex; daughter, Sharon Brought and husband Randy of Kearney, MO; four granddaughters, Jodie Ebersole and husband Dustin of Kansas City, MO, Dee Hertensen of Essex, Jane Adams and Linda Smith both of Fulton, MO; five great grandsons, Cayson Ebersole, Blake and Greg Adams, and Curtis and Clint Smith; three sisters, Wilma Jo Ross, Margaret Harden and husband Gerald, and Marilyn Barnes; sister-in-law, Pauline Gentry of Omaha, NE; five nieces; five nephews; special family friends, Louise Brunecki and Linda Scott; other relatives and a host of friends.
Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Cumming, Billy "Max" - Billy "Max" Cumming passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 after a battle with cancer, in his favorite chair with his loving family by his side.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Church of Christ in Bridgeport with Pastor Jonathan Seng officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 - 8 pm at Bridgeport Memorial Chapel. Bridgeport Memorial Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. Tributes of sympathy may be left .

His graveside service will be held in Shenandoah, IA on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. where Max will be laid to rest. A visitation will be Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Hackett Funeral Home. Hackett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Shenandoah, Iowa. Casual dress is requested at both services. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date.

Max was born January 7, 1935 in Hatfield, MO, the only child of William "Tom" and Lorene (Heyle) Cumming. He and his parents moved to Shenandoah, IA when Max was two years old, where his dad served as a Shenandoah Police Officer and later Deputy Sheriff of Page County until his untimely death. Max always said that his dad was his best friend, and he never stopped striving to live his life in a way that would honor his dad and make him proud.

Max married Karen June Callison May 26, 1976 in Shenandoah, and became "dad" to her sons, Tim and Tom. To Max and Karen was born a daughter, Billie Jo. Max didn't get the boy he was hoping for, but you sure couldn't' tell by the way he loved his daughter. He rarely went anywhere without Billie and from the time she was born, they were inseparable.

In his early years, Max worked at Standard Oil, servicing vehicles, and also McNeilly Sign Company. He later went to work for the City of Shenandoah, eventually becoming Superintendent of the wastewater treatment facility. He retired from the City of Shenandoah in 1997 after 32 years of service. Shenandoah was his home and he was well known and respected there.

Max bought his first horse when he was in his early 20's and thus began his lifelong passion. He rode numerous years in the Pony Express and he and Karen were members of the Nishna Valley Saddle Club and the Waubonsie Saddle Club. When Max and Karen bought their farm east of Shenandoah, he promptly built a roping arena that for years was home to weekly Saturday ropings for Max, his buddies, and all of the area cowboys, and he put his daughter in the esteemed position of chute-opener. The guys started out calf-roping, but as the years passed and the crew got too slow at jumping on and off their horses, they adapted and took up team roping. He attended his first Sidney, IA rodeo in the mid 1960's and never missed a year until his health began to decline around 2007. He and his buddies worked behind the chutes at the rodeo every year and it became "Home" to the guys and all of their families. His final rodeo was in 2011, and he cherished every second of getting to visit and reminisce with the remaining guys and their families

He and Karen also took up country line dancing in the mid-1980's and became part of a close-knit group of dancers that met several times a week for many years. They only quit dancing when they moved away from Shenandoah, but never lost touch with their "Family" of dancing friends.

In 1998, Max, Karen and Billie moved to Bridgeport, NE so he could fulfill his cowboy dream of roping at brandings, working cattle, and riding the hills. He was a member of a dying breed, a true cowboy through and through. He rarely lost his temper; he was a gentle-man and a gentleman. He called women "ma'am" and his elders "sir" and he showed respect to everyone he met. He taught his kids and grandkids how to ride a horse, how to shoot a gun, how to work hard, to never stay mad, and to always laugh and play. He was his grandson's favorite playmate. His family was everything, his friends were for life, and he will forever hold a special place in the hearts of all who knew him. We, like him, will live our lives to bring honor to our beloved dad and grandpa and to make him proud.

Max was preceded in death by his parents, and by his beloved dog and faithful companion, Charley, who went the day before he died to wait for him in Heaven.

He is survived by his loving wife Karen; his son Tim Barr, daughter-in-law Pat Barr, grandson Matt Barr all of Shenandoah; and son Tom Barr and wife Becky of Ollie, IA; daughter Billie and son-in-law Parker Smith and grandsons Elijah, Lucas and Aidan Smith all of Bridgeport.

Max gave his life to the Lord and was baptized September 12, 2013. Our lives will never be the same without him, but we take great comfort in knowing that we will see him again, and until then, he and Charley will be riding the trails of Heaven


Davison, Leona Mae Scroggs - Leona Davison, age 82, of Villisca, formerly of Braddyville entered into peace Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Good Samaritan Care Center, Villisca. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 17 at the Braddyville Christian Church with Rev. Gordon Greene officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 16 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville. Memorials may be directed to Braddyville Christian Church or to the Clarinda Regional Health Center Auxiliary. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda.
Leona Mae Scroggs was born June 25, 1931 near Clever, Mo. to Forest Franklin "Jack" Scroggs and Dicie Lena (Mathews) Scroggs. She was a few minutes older than her twin brother, Leonard. Leona’s father built a house on the back of a 1937 pickup and the family headed to California during Leona’s youth. They returned to Hepburn to visit Uncle Ray and Letha and stayed. Leona attended Clarinda High School and has a certificate from Palmer School of Handwriting.
On Oct. 24, 1948, Leona married Arnold Davison. They lived near Clearfield when they were first married and eventually moved to the family farm east of Braddyville. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary before Arnold’s death in 2012. Arnold and Leona raised four children – Eddie, Debra, John, and Susan.
Leona was a homemaker and when their youngest child started to school, she worked at Graham’s Department Store in Clarinda. She later managed b.l.nathan, a gift store in Clarinda. Leona worked on the farm and as is true of the entire Scroggs family, raised a large garden.
Being involved in the community was always important to Leona. She was actively involved in Ladies’ Farm Bureau, Clarinda Hospital Auxiliary, Christian Women’s Fellowship, vacation Bible school, and International Club. She was recognized as Page County Homemaker of the Year in 1989. She co-founded the Page County Fair Queen Contest. She co-founded the Craft Carnival and served as chairman for many years. She and Arnold also displayed their crafts around the area. They were members of the Braddyville Christian Church where they were very involved as well.
Leona was also a very talented seamstress. She helped sew Deb’s wedding dress, many pageant gowns for Susan, and shirts, suits, and dresses for the entire family. Leona loved to sing and sang on the radio when she was younger. She was also known for her pies, cookies, and noodles. Leona was the quintessential hostess, spending hours preparing events to make sure everyone had a good time.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband Arnold; parents, Jack and Dicie; siblings, Peggy Erickson, Bob Scroggs, Harold Scroggs, Leonard Scroggs, Grace Derry, infant sister, Dorothy Lee; and grandson, Jeremiah Davison.
Left to cherish memories are her children, Eddie Davison and wife Becky of Shell Knob, Mo.; Debra Henneman and husband Brian of Shell Knob, Mo. and Edinburgh, Texas, John Davison and partner Ron Hansen of Bellevue, Neb., Susan Meyerle and husband Jerry of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Josh Davison and wife Shelly of Cassville, Mo.; Jake Davison and wife Tonya of Cassville, Mo.; Ana Meyerle of Lincoln, Neb.; and Andrew Meyerle of Lincoln, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Davison, Alexia Davison, Paige High, and Mackenzie High; brothers, Jack Scroggs and wife Carmen of Pacific Junction, and Gene Scroggs and wife Phyllis of New Market; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dennis, John A. - NEW MARKET,
Terrible Accident Results in Death

John A. Dennis Fatally Wounded While Putting up Hay.

One of the most terrible accidents it has ever been our lot to record occurred last Saturday noon at the A. W. Dennis home north east of New Market, when John Dennis received fatal injuries when he fell from the hay mow of his father's barn.
They were threshing timothy at the A. W. Dennis home and John was working in the hay loft. They were just quitting for dinner and as John came down from the loft he slipped and fell, falling estraddle of a pitch fork at the foot of the ladder. The handle of the fork penetrated his body and into his bowels to a depth of eleven inches. He was alone at time and he pulled the fork handle out himself, but was soon found lying on the ground writhing in agony.
Dr. Cleary was called, who gave first aid treatment, and the Walker & Shum ambulance called from Clarinda. He was rushed to St. Joe to the hospital, where he was operated on at once, but the fork had struck a vital spot and he died shortly after midnight Saturday night.

The deceased was one of the finest young men of the community and his death will be most keenly felt by the young wife and children who are left alone. The most profound sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved ones in this terrible calamity.

John A. Dennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Dennis, was born in Taylor County, Iowa, February 20,1898, and departed this life at Noyes Baptist hospital at St. Joe, Missouri, on August 3rd, 1930. Aged 32 years, 5 months and 13 days.
November 22, 1921, he was united in marriage to Ruth Iona Miller of New Market, Iowa, and to this union were born three children, Marvin Ray age 6, Sarah Hazeltine age 4 and Paul Gilbert age 2.
He was born and lived near Blockton, Iowa, until 22 years of age. He then moved to the present vicinity near New Market, where he has since resided.
He is survived by the wife, three children, the father and mother, one sister, Mabel Worthington, one brother Vernon, his aged grandfather and grandmother Dennis besides numerous other relatives, friends and neighbors.
He united with the Christian Church at Maloy, Iowa, at the age of 15 years and lived a happy spiritual life. When twenty-one years of age he became affiliated with Bethany Lodge No. 320 A.F. and A.M., Blockton, Iowa, later transferring to Covenant Lodge No. 453, New Market, Iowa. He was accomplished man in different respects and at all times ready to use his talents for the good of others.

His sterling qualities of life, honor and virtue need no recounting to those who knew him.
Following a fatal accident he passed away, feeling himself prepared and ready to go.
The funeral services were held at the home of his parents north east of New Market, conducted by Lowell Bryant, pastor of the Christian Church of New Market, Monday afternoon, August 4th, The Masonic services at the grave were conducted by Brother Kelvin of Hopkins, Mo., participated in by brethern from New Market, Blockton, Clearfield, Siam and Clarinda Iowa, and Hopkins, Mo. Internment was made in Memory Cemetery.
Friends and relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr and Mrs U. S. Grant and daughter Vineta, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Moffit, Mr. Rolley R. Bailey of Clearfield, Iowa, G L. Dennis, R. L. Ford, W. C. Wilson, C. M. King. Mr. and Mrs. Connor Stephens of Blockton, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Frost and daughter Lucille and W. S. Frost of Maloy, Iowa.

"He has gone from his dear ones, his children and his wife, Whom he willingly toiled for, and loved as his life; Oh, God! how mysterious and how strange are thy ways, To take from us this loved in the best of his days.

Card of Thanks.
For the many helpful acts the kindness shown us during our recent bereavement. We wish to return our sincere thanks. Also to the singers, the lodges, and for the beautiful flowers.
Mrs. John Dennis and children,
A. W. Dennis and family,
Fred Miller and family.
NEW MARKET HERALD, August 7, 1930


Eitzen, Darlene Deloris Koch - Darlene Deloris (Koch) Eitzen, was born on June 17, 1932 to Carl and Mary (Dunlap) Koch in Fisher Township near Farragut in Fremont County, Iowa on the family farm. She entered into rest on May 16, 2014 at Fair Oaks Care Center in Shenandoah at age 81. She spent her childhood on the farm and attended Maple Grove country school before graduating from Farragut High School with the Class of 1949.
On June 18, 1950, Darlene was united in marriage to the love of her life, Flinton Eitzen, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Northboro, Iowa. Following their marriage they farmed near Riverton, Iowa before moving to rural Coin, Iowa. To this union, three children were born: Linda, Deb and David.
Darlene was a farmwife, farm helper, homemaker and seamstress for Bordeaux, Lewis Cleaners, family and friends. She was a wonderful, caring, loving mother and grandmother. Everyone she met describes her as the sweetest lady with a memorable smile.
In her early years, Darlene was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church until her marriage in 1950. After marriage, she became a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. She was also a member of the WW Club, which was a neighborhood club for sections 28 & 29 of Morton Township (Page County). In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, houseplants, jigsaw puzzles and family genealogy.
Preceding Darlene in death were her husband, Flinton Eitzen; parents, Carl and Mary Koch; sister & brother-in-law, Joan and Paul Blalock; nephew, Ronnie Blalock; and brother-in-law Robert Koester. Survivors include her three children, Linda & Reldon Stoops, Deb Eitzen and David Eitzen; grandchildren, Laura & Shawn Everidge, Bethany & Christopher Maronde, Amber Eitzen, Brandelyn Eitzen, Thomas Stoops & Paul Kasal and Clete Jones; great granddaughter, Samantha Maronde; sister-in-law, Frieda Koester; other relatives and many friends.
Memorials are being directed to the Shenandoah Trinity Lutheran Church or Clarinda Lutheran School or Heartland Hospice of Red Oak. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.

North Page (Special)--Mrs Alice Fisher passed away at the Marshalltown, Ia, hospital Monday night. She was reared and educated in North Page neighborhood. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband George Fisher of Connecticut, a daughter Mrs Hattie Wilson of Marshalltown, Earl and Fern of Villisca, Walter of Morton Mills and Paul of Jefferson City, several brothers and sisters and a host of friends.
CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 6, 1941 

Green, Lloyd Earl - Celebration of Life Services for Lloyd Green, age 80, of New Market, Iowa, who entered into peace Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Clarinda Regional Hospital, Clarinda, Iowa, will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda. Visitation with the family greeting friends will be held one hour prior to services Tuesday Morning at the Ritchie Funeral Home. Inurnment of ashes with military rites will be at the Memory Cemetery in New Market, Iowa.

Lloyd Earl Green was born March 8, 1934, in Ault, Colorado the son of Chester Gorman Green and Alice Louise (Epperson) Green. Lloyd was born and raised in Ault, Colorado where he grew up attending school, graduating from the Ault High School with the Class of 1953. After graduation, Lloyd answered the call to serve his country entering the United States Air Force, serving in the post Korean Conflict. While serving his country, Lloyd was stationed in Denver, Colorado, Victorville, California, and overseas in Okinawa, and Japan. On June 5, 1954 he was united in marriage to Sharlene Mae Mathews in Ault, Colorado.

He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1957, and the couple moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where Lloyd worked in the retail business for several years. In 1970, the family moved to New Market, Iowa to be near Sharlene’s family. Their sons, Kelly Earl and Cecil Ray attended the New Market School and graduated from New Market High School. Lloyd finished his working career after twenty-two years of service to the Lisle Corporation as a a Screw Machine Operator and a Tool & Die Maker, retiring in 2000. Lloyd was a member of the Baptist Church. He loved hunting deer, pheasant and quail as well as trout fishing in Colorado and enjoyed reading in his free time.

Left to cherish Lloyd’s memory is his loving wife of sixty years, Sharlene Green of New Market, Iowa; his two children, Kelly Earl Green and wife Doris of New Market, Iowa; and Cecil Ray Green and wife Lori of Manor, Texas; a grandson, Levi Ray Green of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Barbara LaBarbara and husband Vito of Eaton, Colorado; along with many other family members and friends.

Preceding Lloyd in death are his parents, Chester and Alice Green and a sister at infancy


Hadden, Terry Allen - Terry Allen Hadden, age 67, of Essex, Iowa entered into eternal life on April 17, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa.

Terry was born November 9, 1946 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He was one of two children born to Wilson and June Madeline (Habig) Hadden. They lived in Essex most of their lives with a short bout of moves to Antioch, California and Red Oak, Iowa.

Terry attended and graduated from Essex Community School in 1966. After graduation he began his working career with being a "Jack of all Trades." He was a laborer for 16 years at Romech until the plant closed in 2006. He then worked for a short while at Featherlite Trailers in Shenandoah and ended up retiring from Clarinda Heating and Plumbing. The trade that he enjoyed the most was doing plumbing, heating, and air conditioning work, following in his Dad's footsteps. He "retired" in 2012 but still enjoyed doing odd jobs for friends and family.

Terry married the love of his life Arilla (Graham) on December 13, 1969 and to this union two boys were born, Brian and Joel. Terry and Arilla enjoyed spending all of their time together, whether it be riding horses, boating, and fishing or just sitting on the front porch enjoying the rest of the family and friends, the sunset or the love birds flying through the yard.

Terry enjoyed anything that had to do with the outdoors and with his family. He loved hunting, fishing, and archery. He shared a special bond with Arilla horseback riding and always loved when the dogs would follow along. He took great pride in the many BIG fish and trophy bucks that he has harvested over the years. He also took great pride in sharing his hunting and fishing skills with his two grandsons, Chase and Tucker, who will continue to carry on that tradition with their Grandfather's spirit by their side.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother June, father Wilson and Uncle Donald.

Those left to cherish his memory and carry on this traditions are his loving wife of 44 years, Arilla Hadden, son Brian Hadden and wife Dawn and their two boys Chase and Tucker, son Joel Hadden and girlfriend Amber Schmidt, sister Michelle Hadden-McGuire, along with countless other family and friends.

Memorials maybe directed to the family where they will be distributed to where Terry's love of the outdoors will be carried on.

Inurnment of cremated remains will be at the Essex Cemetery following the memorial service at the church


Hughes, Dale - Funeral services for Dale Hughes, 77, of Clarinda will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jerold Irvin officiating.
Mr. Hughes died Sunday morning at Municipal Hospital where he had been admitted on Friday. He had been in failing health for the past two years.
He was born October 16, 1900, near Clarinda, the son of Albert and Nellie Crosby Hughes. In 1928 he married Inez Brown who survives. They farmed in the East River community until moving to Clarinda in 1967.
Mr. Hughes was a member of the Clarinda United Methodist Church and the New Market Masonic Lodge.
Besides his wife of the home he is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Pete (Marcia) Burns and Mrs. Ed (Carla) Sowards of Clarinda and Mrs. Dan (Connie) Nelson of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. There are 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Mrs. Vera Dyke of Clarinda is a sister.
Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.


Hughes, Milo Wade - Milo Wade Hughes, 76, died at the Municipal Hospital Saturday.

He was born on a farm in East River Township on Nov 7, 1895, the son of Albert and Nellie Crosby Hughes. On June 27, 1917, he was married to Ola B. Lawson at the First Methodist parsonage in Clarinda. They had four children.

He was precededin death bytwo daughters, Lucille and Meryl, and a son, John A. "Jack."

Heis survived by his wife, Ola, a daughter, Wanda (rs Norman Wynn), two sons-in-laws, Kenneth Nixon and Norman Wynn, and four granddaughters, Linda (Nixon) Trenary, Cindy, Debbie and Patti Wynn. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs Vera Dyke and a brother, Dale Hughes.

He was a member of the Clarinda First United Methodist Church. He was affiliated with the Nodaway Lodge No 140 AF & AM, the Moila Shrine Temple of St Joseph, Mo., and also Eastern Star. He served for many years as a director ofthe Federal Land Bank. He lived all his wife in and around Clarinda as a farmer and cattle-feeder.

Funeral services were to be conducted from the First United Methodist Church at 1:30 pm this Monday with the Rev Cecil Latta officiating and the Rev Lester Greenwood assisting. Organ music was provided by Mrs Gene Garrett.

Pallbearers were Hugh Loudon, Lloyd Lininger, Ben Tomlinson, Melvin Burns, Ed Sowards and Dana Taylor.

Honorary pall bearers were Mark Goodwin, Byard Hook, Seth Clark, Ed Christensen, Forrest Wynn and Wade Crawford. Masonic graveside services were conducted and interment was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Mrs Edith Abbott and Mrs Mildred Davison were at the registrywith Dale Bellairs, Kennard Keeran and Don Buch serving as ushers. Walker Funeral Home was in charge of services. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 1972


Hughes, Milo's DAU - New Market Items - The little daughter of Mr and Mrs Milo Hughes who has been very ill with scarlet fever passed away Friday morning at their home north of town. BEDFORD FREE PRESS, Bedford, Iowa, 29 Nov 1923


Huseman, Eugene Henry - Eugene Henry Huseman, age 87, entered eternal life on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. He was born in Yorktown, Iowa on December 23, 1922, the son of the late Otto J. and Florence (Stephens) Huseman. On September 29, 1946, Gene married his loving wife, L. Blythe Snodgrass. He also served his country honorably in the Air Force during World War II.

Gene loved gardening, hunting, fishing, music, dancing and skating. He worked for the Ford Motor Company in Shenandoah and then moved to Indiana where he worked on light industrial equipment. Gene and Blythe retired to Arkansas and then Wisconsin.

Gene is survived by his two daughters, Sheila (Richard) Erck of Greenville, WI, and Cynthia Lynn of Ft. Wayne, IN; five grandchildren; nine grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by brothers: Wayne (Ora) Huseman, Kenneth Huseman, both of Shenandoah, Iowa; sisters: Louise Gilbert of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Mary K. (John) Dixon of Des Moines, Iowa


Huseman, Laura "Blythe" Snodgrass - Laura "Blythe" Huseman, 87 of Greenville, Wisconsin entered eternal life on Sunday, February 9, 2014. She was born April 1, 1926 in Shenandoah, IA, the daughter of Richard Burris and Laura (Warner) Snodgrass. On September 29, 1946, Blythe married her loving husband Eugene "Gene" Huseman.

Blythe loved reading, fashion, drawing, skating, dancing and painting. After retiring, Blythe and Gene moved to Arkansas and then Wisconsin. They were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Menasha.

Blythe is survived by her two daughters, Sheila (Richard) Erck of Greenville, WI, and Cynthia Lynn of Ft. Wayne, IN; five grandchildren; nine grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Norma Snodgrass of Omaha, NE. Preceding her in death were her husband, Gene; sister, Dorlea Howard; brothers, Lee, Wynn, Clair, and Richard "Dick" Snodgrass


Hutchinson, Cathie Sue - Cathie Hutchinson, age 63, of Atlantic, Iowa, formerly of Council Bluffs and Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center, Atlantic, Iowa. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., May 19, 2014 at the Clarinda Cemetery. Lunch and fellowship will follow the service at the Southview Apartments. Arrangements were entrusted… to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Cathie Sue Hutchinson was born October 15, 1950 in Clarinda, Iowa to Darrell Hutchinson and Mary L. (Renshaw) Hutchinson. Cathie grew up in the Council Bluffs area graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1968. Following her graduation from high school she went to work for Northwestern Bell Company. She was a long time employee, working her way up to management.

Cathie was preceded in death by her father, Darrell Hutchinson (05/20/2005)

Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Mary Hutchinson of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Carole Hoebelheinrich and husband Myron of Cody, Wyoming; niece, Nicole Day of Cody, Wyoming; nephew, Christopher White and wife Shana of Cody, Wyoming; other relatives and friends


Johnson, Ivan Emanuel - Ivan Emanuel Johnson, who was born March 31, 1912, passed away Thursday, Nov 29 at his home in Villisca. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:00 pm from the Wolfe Funeral home in Villisca. Clergyman was the Rev. Elliott Bodwell, organist was Mrs. Lee Warner. Mrs. Oliver Swanson was at the register book. Flowerbearers were Mrs. John Palmquist and Mrs. Leroy Eberly. Casketbearers were Dick Wright, Kenneth Gray, Russell Sell, Jim Sidler, Leroy Eberly, Jim Milligan. Presentation of Flag-Ker-A-Vor Post 251 American Legion, Villisca. Interment was in Bethesda Cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 10, 1979

Knizley, Coral Lee Gentery - Memorial services were held for Mrs. Eric (Coral Lee) Knizley, 21, Friday, Nov 30, at 3:00 pm at the Missionary Church in Shambaugh. Casket Bearers were Bill Knizley, Bill Welch, Randy Davis, Mike Manuel, Tim Fine and Jim Uhlmann, burial in the Shearer Cemetery. Among those coming from a distance were her parents, Bill Gentery, her mother, Mrs Leah Littlefield, brother and father-in-law, Fred Knizley, all from California. Coral was killed in a one car accident early Wednesday returning home from work. Dinner was served to family and friends at the church before the funeral. M/M Bill Knizley hosted a lunch for the family in their home following the burial. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 10, 1979


Krucker, John Joseph - CHJ 26 Apr 1937: John Joseph Krucker, oldest son of the four children of Louis P. and Rebecca Krucker, was born July 19th, 1875, in Grant county, Oregon. He died at his home near Hawleyville, Ia on April 22, 1937 at 7 am at the age of 61 years, 9 months and 3 days.

He came with his parents when a small boy to Lamoni, Ia.

On July 4th, 1916, he was united in marriage to Miss Effie Murphy of Page county, in the city of Clarinda. Mr and Mrs Krucker have lived in Page and surrounding counties continuously since their marriage. He has followed the life of a farmer with its joys and sorrows. His faithful and devoted wife has tenderly cared for him in his last illness which lasted more than a year. His death, although not unexpected, came suddenly April 22.

He leaves his faithful wife, his aged mother of Lamoni, Ia, an aunt, two brothers, E.C. Krucker of Hamburg and Victor L. of Miami, Okla, and other relatives. His father and his sister, Louise, passed away several years ago.

John Krucker was possessed of a cheerful disposition and has many true friends who mourn his passing.

Funeral services were held at the Walker Funral Home on Saturday, April 24, at 2 pm with Rev W.H. Meredith in charge. He was laid to rest in the North Grove cemetery. Pallbearers were Logan Milligan, Beryle Bentley, Robert Sanders, Dan McCoy, Ralph Hibbs, Sherm Bentley.


Latimer, Harriette Elaine Roscoe - Harriette Elaine (Roscoe) Latimer daughter of Lee and Blanche (Shunick) Roscoe was born January 12,1922 on a Walnut Grove farm in Fremont County, Iowa She passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 25 days.

Harriette graduated from Shenandoah High School and after high school she went to work for the First National Bank of Farragut. During World War II she was a receptionist and bookkeeper at Arden's Dairy in Los Angeles, CA. From 1945 to 1965 she was a receptionist and bookkeeper for Turnbull Brothers Chevrolet in Farragut. During 1967 and 1968 she served in the same capacity for Robert Morris College in Carthage, Illinois. From the 1970's until her retirement at age 80 in 2002 she worked as bookkeeper and cashier for First National Bank in Farragut. In 1990 she was chosen by the Board of Education to serve as Treasurer of the Farragut Community Schools. She was active in the Southwest Iowa section of the National Association of Bank Women, she served as secretary and treasurer of the Southwest Iowa Bankers Association.

On June 2, 1946, Harriette was united in marriage to Lyle B. Latimer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah. To this union four children were born Gary, Mary, Sherry, and Larry. They were active members of the Farragut community for 58 years. Harriette was also an active member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Shenandoah for many years. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting and all types of sporting events.

Harriette was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, brother Jack Roscoe, sisters Helen Laughlin, Mary Kay York, Martha Ann and Maureen Roscoe.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Gary Latimer and wife Janet, of Lincoln, NE, Mary Holbrook and husband Jerome of Tucson, AZ, Sherry Honnold and husband Paul of Clarinda, IA, and Larry Latimer and wife Deborah, of Topeka, KS, sister Mildred Greedy, of Wenatchee, WA, grandsons Douglas Latimer, Jason Latimer, Brad Honnold and wife Sara, Brian Honnold and BJ Honnold and fiancé Whitney, great-grandchildren Ali, Ashton, Arik and Asa Honnold, several nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

Memorials may be directed the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Burial following funeral mass at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


J. B. Laughlin Laid to Rest—
College Springs, Feb. 17.—J. B. Laughlin, another of Page county's old settlers, was laid to rest last Wednesday afternoon. He formerly lived in College Springs and started the first nursery in this part of the country in this place. Eight years ago on account of failing health he was compelled to give up his nursery. At the time of his death he was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Murray, at Oregon, Mo. Mr. Laughlin was a friend to Amity college and for fourteen years served as a member of the board of trustees. He was an active member of the Congregational church of College Springs and after it was disbanded he attended the United Presbyterian church. Seven children are left to mourn their loss of a parent—Mrs. J. H. Murray of Oregon, Mo.; Dr. Judson Laughlin of Ledyard, la.; Mrs. J. B. Stanton of Payette, Ida.; Austin Burdette Laughlin of Gage, Okla.; Mrs. O. E. Parsons of Wanwatosa, Wis.; Miss Ruth R. Laughlin of Fowler, Colo., and James G. Laughlin of Denver, Colo. The funeral services were held from the United Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. P. Nesbit, and interment was made in the West Grove cemetery.
THE SENTINEL-POST, Shenandoah, Iowa, Feb 20, 1912


Lorensen, Kenneth Eugene - Funeral services for Kenneth Eugene Lorensen, 57 of Clarinda will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hillside Chapel Missionary Church with Rev. David Miller officiating.
Mr. Lorensen died at 412 W. Washington Sunday afternoon where he had made his home with his brother and wife for the past seven years.
He was born Dec. 5, 1922 at Weeping Water, Ne, the son of Fred and Helen Coon Lorensen.
He had been in poor health and spent the last few years here with his family.
Don Lorensen of Clarinda is a brother. He and family are the only immediate survivors.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday at Weeping Water.
Arrangements are with Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 3, 1979


Lorimor, Duane M. - Duane M. Lorimor, son of Joseph E. and Grace E. (Myers) Lorimor, was born on November 1, 1937, at the family home in rural Fremont, County, Iowa. He entered into rest on Friday, April 4, 2014 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 76, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family when the Lord took his hand.

Duane grew up on the family farm near Imogene, Iowa. He attended the Farragut Community Schools, graduating from Farragut High School with the Class of 1956. Duane enlisted in the United States Army in 1960 where he served in Germany before being honorably discharged in 1962. He then served as an Army Reservist from 1962 through 1964.

On July 6, 1973, Duane was united in marriage to love of his life, Evelyn K. (Ryan) Hopp, in Shenandoah. Following their marriage they made their home in Shenandoah.

On March 22, 1965, Duane began working for Earl May Seed and Nursery, where he worked until his retirement on November 1, 1999. He was a member of the Shenandoah American Post #88 and the United Methodist Church. His favorite colored tractors were green. He loved his John Deere tractors. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening in his spare time.

Preceding Duane in death were his parents, Joe and Grace Lorimor; father and mother-in-law, Donald and Blanche Ryan; four brother-in-laws, Merrill Skinner, Donald Ryan, James Ryan and Harry Cunningham; and a niece, Pamela Dobbs.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; four children, Shelly Hopp and Paul Head, Eve Jones, Michael and Marci Hopp, and Jolene Lorimor; four grandchildren, Tori, Zoey, Cyndi and Bruce; four great grandchildren; five sisters, Marvel Skinner, Marilyn Phipps and husband Richard, Merna Dobbs and husband Bill, LaVonne Johnson and husband Arlen, and Loraine Manchester and husband Eldon; four sister-in-laws, Shirley Cunningham, Joyce Wynn and husband Morris, Bev Ryan and Mary Ryan; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Margerum, David - Hepburn Items - Died--Mr David Margrum at his home in Douglas township, Feb 21 after an illness of several weeks, aged 74 years. The funeral was preached in the North Page church, Sunday, by Rev. D. Dodds.
CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 6, 1889 

Matthaei, Ethel Winter Scott - Mrs. Matthaei dies October 7
Ethel Winter Scott Matthaei died October 7, 1977 in Good Samaritan Center in Villisca, after a brief illness.
Ethel married Orval Scott of Villisca, Ia. on December 1, 1923, and had three children. Orval died on October 19, 1933
On January 5. 1937 Ethel married Walter Matthaei of Villisca. Ia. They lived on farms in Page and Montgomery counties in Iowa, and moved to Villisca in December 1961 She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Villisca
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers. Charles and Ray, and two sisters, Maude Warner and Edna Williams. She is survived by her husband, Walter Matthaei, her three children, fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She is the aunt of Lois Williams of Clarinda. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 13, 1977


Matthews, Dessie May - Funeral services for Dessie May Matthews, 87 of Shenandoah, will be held at the Christian Church in Clarinda this Tuesday at 2 pm with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation will be at the church Tuesday at 9 am.
Mrs. Matthews died Saturday at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of Page County, born Aug. 17, 1892 in Nodaway Township to John and Ella Bella McMullen McCowen. She had been a nurse at the Mental Health Institute.
She was married to Roy Matthews who passed away in 1948. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge and Womens Circle of the church.
She is survived by two daughters Mrs. Bill [Geraldine] Parker of Pueblo, Co. and Mrs. Carl [Bea] Hale of Shenandoah, a brother Noah McCowen of Fair Oaks, Ca; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister and three brothers.
Norma Kramer will be in charge of music and Mrs. Vera Landis and Mrs. Gladys Govig will care for flowers.
Casketbearers will be Bill Kelley, Jack Henshaw, Gene Maley, Neal Rastofer, Glen Hale and Richard Hale.
Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Jennings Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.
CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 31, 1979


McCune, Margaret Foster - Mrs Margaret Foster McCune, pioneer resident of the Fairview vicinity died Monday, July 25th, at noon at the home of her son, S.Y. McCune.
Margaret Foster, daughter of Wm and Margaret Foster was born in Jefferson Co, Pennsylvania Sept 8th, 1835 and passed away July 25 at the age of 91 years 10 months and 17 days.
Her girlhood days were spent in Pennsylvania and was married to Robert McCune Jan 22nd, 1856. After a short time they came on a boat to Burlington where they resided until 1871 when they came across the country to Montgomery Co and her home has been near Villisca ever since.
Ten children were born to this union. The husband and seven children preceded her in death. David of Greeley, Harvey and Wm of Villisca and Margaret of Grinnell and three died in infancy. Those surviving are R.F. and S.E. of Greeley, Colo and S.Y. of Villisca, one sister, Mrs N.A. Freeman, 88,of Grinnell, and one brother, John Foster, 82, of Boise, Idaho, twenty grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She united with the United Presbyterian church in early life and remained a faithful and devoted member to the end.
Those present from a distance were the sons, Foster and Ed of Greeley, Colo., Porter Fuller, Mrs Nancy Freeman and daughter of Grinnell, Ia and Lucile McCune of Fairfield.
The funeral was conducted by Rev Gordon of Hepburn at the S.Y. McCune home. Music was by Mrs Ralph Dalby, Mrs Fred Fisher, Mr Fred Graham and J.H. Todd. The pallbearers were R.H. Williams, Alfred Williams, Jimmie Moore, F.L. Fisher, C.W. Day and T.E. Day. Interment in the family lot in North Page Cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 1, 1927 

McElroy, Joyce Kathleen Mattes - Joyce Kathleen (Mattes) McElroy, 84 was born September 23, 1928, on a farm southwest of Hamburg, Iowa and was the daughter of Alfred and Pearl (Cheney) Mattes. She entered into peace Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

Joyce attended schools in rural Farragut, graduating from Farragut High School in 1946. She was married to Robert Thomas McElroy on September 17, 1950. This union was blessed with one son, James Robert McElroy.

Joyce participated as a volunteer in many church, school, county and other worthwhile projects for a number of years. She enjoyed her 24 years as secretary/office manager for All-America Rose Selections. Her boss and AARS declared her work "exceptional". She was a life-long member of the Community of Christ Church in Shenandoah.

With many health concerns facing her, she developed a close relationship with God and felt led to write "On The Brighter Side", a spirit-lifting newspaper column, published first in the Evening Sentinel and later in the Valley News for nearly 19 years. Joyce organized and led the Shenandoah's area chapter for the American Diabetes Association for over 10 years. She served on the national ADA's board of directors and was vice-president of patient education. She was a 66-year survivor of Type One Diabetes (a rare feat indeed) and had been recognized several years ago with a special award from the American Diabetes Association.

Joyce had lived at Windsor Manor. She thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship with the other residents and greatly appreciated all the loving care shown to her from the staff.

Her husband, son, parents and five siblings preceded her in death. Those left to cherish her memory include her sister-in-law Norma Mattes; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


McMahon, Deloris Irene McCloud - Deloris Irene McMahon daughter of Orville and Edith (Bates) McCloud was born January 17, 1925 in Tabor, Iowa. She passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at George C. Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa. She was 89 years, 3 months, and 10 days old.

Deloris spent her childhood in Conway, Iowa until she was united in marriage to Clayton W. McMahon on October 3, 1941 in Rock Port, Missouri. They then moved to Shenandoah were she worked at Henry Fields Nursery for 35 years. After retirement she spent her time going around to flea markets buying and selling items. She enjoyed going to garage sales.

Deloris was preceded in death by her husband Clayton W. McMahon in 1991, a granddaughter, parents Orville and Edith McCloud, two brothers Robert and Gilbert, sister Phyllis, seven nieces and nephews. Those left to cherish her memory include her two children Dennis McMahon of Shenandoah, Iowa and Stella DeLong and husband Paul of Springfield, Missouri, sister Darlene Hatfield of Washougal, Washington, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson, Isaiah DeLong, and numerous friends. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Miller, Normalee Webb - Normalee Miller, age 79, of Clarinda, formerly of New Market, entered into peace Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda. Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014 at the New Market Methodist Church with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family was held Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial was in the Covenanter Cemetery, rural Clarinda. Memorials may be directed to Heartland Home Health and Hospice or to the New Market Methodist Church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Normalee Miller was born Feb. 25, 1935 near Guss, to Max Webb and Doris (Thompson) Webb. She was raised by her loving grandparents Frank and Leila Webb and grew up in the New Market area. She attended New Market schools and graduated from New Market High School in 1953. Normalee furthered her education at Clarinda Junior College graduating in 1955 with an Associates Degree. It was during this time that she met Leo Russell Miller at the skating rink in Clarinda. They were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1955. Normalee and Leo were blessed with three daughters, Lora, Brenda and Margaret.
Normalee taught at New Market School for a year. She then dedicated her time to raising her family on the farm that had been in her family for years and later becoming a Century Farm. Music was an important part of Normalee’s life. She was pianist at the New Market Methodist Church for thirty years. Normalee shared her musical talents with many and taught piano lessons for many years. Her family and friends will remember her for her great cooking and as a gracious hostess. She was often taking meals to people and during her time on the farm, cooking wonderful meals for the hired hands which frequently included her famed noodles and cinnamon rolls. She was an active member of the New Market Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and led numerous Bible Studies.
Preceding Normalee in death were her grandparents; parents; husband, Leo Miller; daughter, Lora Marlay.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Brenda Herzberg and husband Brian of Villisca, and Margaret Brown and husband Mark of Clarinda; son-in-law, John Marlay of Selma; grandchildren, Nathan Marlay, Anna Marlay and friend Ben Butler, Kelli Anliker and husband Caleb, Matthew Herzberg and wife Kimberly, Lexie Brown and Gracie Brown; step-grandchildren, Laura Brown and fiancé Tyler Hughes, Ryan Marlay and wife Jill, John Marlay, Jr. and wife Jenn; great-grandchild, Mckynlee Anliker; cousin, Pat Wiekert and husband Jim; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Ives, Audrey Miller Bridie, Norma Jean Hall and husband Robert, Joyce Warder and husband Jerry; nieces; nephews; many friends and coffee buddies


Moncrief, David - North Page Items- Death has claimed her own the past week. On Sunday afternoon the funeral of David Moncrief was held at the North Page cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev W.J. Ewing of the Villisca Presbyterian church.

David Moncrief was born in Scotland in the year 1823. When only a lad he was engaged in the sailors duties and was pleased with Nova scotia, and so located there. After spending a few years in farming, he moved to Mercer county, Ill., where he was neighbor to a large number of the families who afterward settled in the North Page neighborhood. He was for a time a resident of Iowa and afterward of Kansas where he died. Mrs Moncrief was a sister of the late James Pollock. Mrs Moncrief was laid to rest in the North Page cemetery in 1913.
Though never a resident of this part for more than forty years, it was his custom to visit in the Pollock home and with former neighbors, so that the older people were well acquainted with him. His people in Scotland were lost track of because of the time in which he came to this country was far back in the past century. James, a son, was for many years his tender nurse. Another son, Robert, also accompanied the father from the home at Lawrence, Kansas. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 24, 1917 

Moncrief, Eliza Pollock - B. A. Pendergraft of Hepburn is here today and tells of the death of a pioneer lady of that place at the remarkable age of ninety-two. Her name was Moncreif and she was a sister of James Pollock, also a pioneer here and very old. She died at his home at Lawrence, Kans., where she had gone a few months ago. The body was brought to Hepburn for burial yesterday. SENTINEL-POST, Shenandoah, Iowa, Apr 22, 1913

Hepburn -- Mrs Moncrief, of Lawrence, Kans was brought here for interment in the North Page cemetery. The deceased was a sister of Mrs Jas. Pollock and had reached the age of 90 yers. Her son, Mr Moncrief, of Lawrence, and her sister, Mrs Conn, of Cameron, Mo., accompanied the body. Rev Hamilton, of Monmouth, Ill conducted funeral services at the home of Mr and Mrs Pollock. The friends have the sympathy in the loss of a dear sister. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 17, 1913 

Naughton, Doris Evelyn Foskett - Doris Evelyn Naughton, daughter of Lindsey and Florence (Saunders) Foskett, was born on April 16, 1920 in Charlton, Massachusetts. She passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Elm Height Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 94.
Her early years were spent on the Foskett homestead and farm in Charlton, Massachusetts. She attended the Charlton Schools and graduated with the class of 1938. She graduated from Hunter College in 1943. In 1943, Doris entered the U.S. Navy and became a member of the Waves. She was stationed with U.S. Navy communications in Washington D.C. and Hawaii.
Doris was united in marriage to James J. Naughton on July 21, 1945 in Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii. They lived in Pocahontas, Iowa after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy on November 3, 1945.
Doris had many occupations over the years. Before attending Hunter College, she worked for American Optical as a sales clerk, from 1943 until 1945 she worked for secret service in the U.S. Navy. In the 1980's she worked for Elderbridge Agency with the Manson tornado cleanup and later she worked for Iowa Job Service as an office assistant for two years, retiring in 1990.
Doris also was active in numerous clubs, organizations, church and community groups which included United Methodist Church, Hospital Auxiliary, Concerned Citizens, Red Cross Chair, Extension Services Committee, Mental Health Advisory Committee, started Care Review committee at Pocahontas Residential Manor, Congregate Meal Board, Hinde Community Center Committee, V.F.W., Town Election Committee, Senior Aide for Rep. Bedell and Senator Harkin Task Force. She was a participant in the 2011 Honor Flight which is an honor bestowed on veterans.
Doris enjoyed gardening especially flowers, baking, loved nature especially her birds, traveling and loved her friends and family.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Jim Naughton, parents Lindsey and Florence Foskett, sisters Millia and Jenny, brothers Dan and Lindsey, in-laws Art and Rose Naughton, and brother-in-law Jerry.
Those left to cherish Doris's memory include her sons Dennis Naughton and wife Gail of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and John Naughton and wife Cindy of Fargo, North Dakota, daughter Nancy Larson and husband Bob of Shenandoah, Iowa, brother-in-law Dick Naughton of Florida, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous other family and friends.
Memorials to the family.
Burial with military rites was held at Calvary Cemetery in Pocahontas, Iowa.

Nelson, Keith Delbert - Keith Delbert Nelson, the son of Glendon and Agnes (Miller) Nelson was born Sept. 29, 1931 in Shenandoah. He passed away on Friday, March 21 at his home in rural Page County at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 21 days.
When Keith was two years old his mother, Agnes died. His father then married Cecile Larson. Keith was raised in the Essex area and attended Hill Crest country school. He attended Essex High School for three years, and his senior year at Clarinda High graduating in 1949. Following graduation, Keith farmed with his father until joining the Army in 1953, during the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany and honorably discharged in 1954. Keith returned to the Essex area and continued farming. On September 17, 1955, Keith was united in marriage to Barbara Carlson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Red Oak. He worked at Johnson Brothers Feed in Shenandoah and Essex in the 1990’s. Keith was a lifetime member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Bethesda Lutheran Brotherhood, Bethesda Church Council board, Bethesda Cemetery board member and was a Lutheran League sponsor. Keith served as treasurer for the Essex Telephone Company Board for 33 years. He was a member of the Page County Extension board and a lifetime member of the Page County Farm Bureau. Keith was a past 4-H leader of the Fremont Farmers in Page County and was the Assistant Superintendent of Sheep at the Page County Fair for many years. Keith was a member of the Essex American Legion Weatherall-Hadden-Holmes Post #333. He enjoyed farming and working as a mechanic.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Sterling Carlson.
Keith is survived by wife of 58 years, Barbara Nelson of Essex; daughters: Vicki Karolson and husband John of North Little Rock, Ariz; Terri Clark and husband Bradley of Platte City, Mo.; son, Bryan Nelson and wife Tess of Shenandoah; five grandchildren: Michelle Mahoney and husband Jackie of Cabot, Ariz.; Keith Nelson and wife Haley of Claremore, Okla.; Steven Nelson of Talala, Okla.; Taylor Clark of Liberty, Mo. and Colt Nelson of Shenandoah; four great-grandchildren: Abigail and Gavin Mahoney and Keith Glendon and Lillian Nelson. sister-in-law Maxine Carlson of Glenwood, niece: Diane Carlson of Omaha, Neb.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, Bethesda. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Lamb, Officiating. Visitation with the family present was held Monday, March 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home. Memorials to Bethesda Lutheran Church. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn


Nicholson, Roger Edwin - Roger Nicholson, age 81, of Braddyville, Iowa, entered into peace Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Veteran’s Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.  Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the FirstBaptistChurch, Clarinda, Iowa.  A private inurnment will be held at the HopkinsCemetery, Hopkins, Missouri.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.  

Roger Edwin Nicholson was born October 18, 1932, in Royal, Iowa to Kirk and Pauline (Coleman) Nicholson, their fourth child.  The family moved to Hopkins, Missouri in the spring of 1940 where he grew up.  Roger graduated from BedfordHigh School in 1951.  Following graduation he served in the Korean War 1952-1954 working in communications doing Morse Code.  He then moved to California where he had numerous jobs working in the Steel Mill, Crowns Zeiller, Meeker Building Supply and as a brick mason.  Roger married Maxine Whitman on August 11, 1958 in Reno, Nevada.  They lived in California where their oldest daughter was born.  They moved to Iowa in the spring of 1967 after they bought a farm.  Three more daughters were born here.  Roger farmed and in 1970 he also got a job working for TaylorCounty on the bridge crew and running the road grader.  He retired from TaylorCounty.  Roger was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hobert Nicholson and brother-in-law, Dick Huntsman.  Survivors include his wife Maxine of the home; daughters, Frayna Tunison (Richard), Regina Riley (Jerry), Susan Rees Cardwell (Wayne), Penny Sharp Swaink Parker (John); grandchildren, Laura, Benjamin, Micah, Joash, and Daniel Tunison, Justin and MaKayla Riley, James Rees, Kyle and Amber Sharp and John Swaink; brothers, Robert (Joan) and Richard (Linda) and sister, Rhoda Huntsman; sister-in-law, Irma Dean; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.


O'Dell, Eva Marie Anderson - Eva Marie O’Dell, the daughter of Carl Edwin and Alice Mae Snively Anderson, was born June 11, 1945, in Braddyville, Iowa. Eva was the youngest of five children that was raised on the family farm near Braddyville. She graduated from South Page High School near College Springs, Iowa.

Eva moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, where she worked 29 years for Heartland Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide. After retiring from Heartland Hospital, she worked at Terrible’s Casino, St. Joseph, until a heart attack at the age of 62, forced her retirement.

Eva moved to Rock Port, Missouri, in March of 2012 to be closer to her niece, Connie Shandy, and her family. Eva enjoyed her new home as a resident of the Pleasant View Nursing Home where the many activities kept her busy and happy. Eva participated in a pageant to be Nursing Home Queen. She won the district 2 level and went on to the state competition where she greatly enjoyed herself and the Elvis Impersonator who was featured there. Eva was an Elvis fan her entire life. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, putting jigsaw puzzles together, crocheting, and crafts of all kinds. Her newest hobby was going to her niece's home to watch the birds and identifying them. Eva passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 68.

Besides her parents, Ed and Mae, Eva was preceded in death by one infant child, John Steven Beckel, Jr.; three sisters, Hazel Mae Miller, Mabel Hamilton, and Dorothy Daugherty. She is survived by one brother, Charles Anderson, Laramie, Wyoming, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Braddyville Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa.

Online obituaries and condolences at
Services: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, Missouri.

Opitz, Catherine Cruise - CLARINDA JOURNAL 03 Sep 1931: Catherine Cruise Opitz was born May 13, 1822 [sic, 1842], in Natchesse, Licking county, O. At seven years of age she with her parents moved to Lewistown, Ill. At 15 years of age she was married to Will Adams in Springfield, Texas. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs Mary Adams Moore, now of Chicago, Ill.

At 19 years of age she had a second marriage, this one being to Raymond Opitz of Beardstown, Ill., on Nov 11, 1861. To this union were born five children, Charles Opitz and Elizabeth Brewer, both of Clarinda; John Opitz, deceased, Oct 29, 1887; Hiram Opitz of Herrington, Kansas, and Clara Sanburn of Des Moines, Ia.

In 1876 she, with her husband and family drove from Illinois in a covered wagon, settling on a farm near Villisca, Ia., living in that vicinity 39 years, or until after the death of Mr Opitz in April, 1916, at which time she moved to Clarinda to live near her children.

In October, 1877, she united with the Church of Christ in Hazel Dell, Ill., and at the time of her death was a member of the Christian church in Clarinda. Grandma Opitz has been very inactive for the past ten years, and for the last year has been very feeble. Death came as the result of a fall received about three weeks ago, together with old age and complications. She reached the ripe old age of 89 years, 3 months, and 16 days.

Besides her children she leaves to mourn, one adopted son, Claude Clark Opitz of Clarinda, and brothers, S.R. Cruise of St Edwards, Nebr., Douglas C. of Kearney, Nebr., and William C. of Sidney, Nebr., Seymour of Lincoln, Nebr and H. Cruise of Peoria, Ill. She also leaves eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandchildren, fourteen great-great-grandchildren, as well as a host of friends and neighbors.

Burial in North Grove cemetery, Page county, by the side of her husband, Raymond Opitz, and her son, John H.

She was a good, kind and loving mother to us all. -- The Children


Rennack, Verna Darlene Sandahl - Verna Darlene Rennack, daughter of Carl Emil and Hulda Marie (Klaung) Sandahl, was born on February 19, 1920, at the family farm in rural Page County, Iowa. She entered into rest on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Verna spent her early years on the family farm eight miles east of Shenandoah. She went to Tarkio Township County Schools until 1934. Fifty-three years later she received her GED in 1987.

She was united in marriage to Leonard H. Rennack on November 8, 1942 in Rockport, Missouri. To this union two children were born Cheryl and Terry. After marriage they resided in Shenandoah.

Before marriage Verna worked at F.W. Woolworth. After marriage she and Leonard were in the hatchery business from 1960 to 1981. From 1981 to 1999 she worked for the Shenandoah Schools in food services. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 17 years.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Rennack in 1981, her parents Emil and Hulda Sandahl, brothers Carroll, Arvid, Harry and Harold Sandahl, sisters-in-law Phillis (Stille) Rennack and Doris Sandahl.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Cheryl Hanson and husband Neil of Arvada, Colorado and Terry Rennack and wife JoAnn of Kearney, Missouri, grandchildren Amy Hedges and husband Mike, Shelby Dougan and husband Brian and Sydney Dingman and husband Robby, great-granddaughter Anelise Hedges, sisters-in-law Alice Burns and Chrystal Sandahl, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Shenandoah or the Shenandoah Medical Center in Verna's name.

Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.


Reynolds, Oliver Perry - CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, 19 Mar 1928-
Oliver Perry Reynolds, for fifty-seven years a resident of the vicinity southeast of Villisca, died at his home there at 8:45 pm Thursday of last week. He had been in poor health for several years, his recent illness dating from last August when he fell and broke his left hip, and he has been practically helpless ever since.

He was born Oct 28, 1848 near Wapello, Iowa, and was 79 years old at his death. He resided in eastern Iowa until 1871 when he came to the neighborhood southeast of Villisca where he lived continously thereafter. He was married Oct 9, 1883 to Melvina J. Tompkins of Bonaparte, Iowa, and they went to housekeeping on the farm where Mr Reynolds died.

To this union were born two sons and two daughters, the daughters dying in infancy. The sons are Chas J. of Derby, Colo., who has been here helping care for his father during the past winter and Robert R., residing near the home farm. Besides the wife and sons there is also a sister, Mrs J.W. Wise of Omaha, a brother, John C. Reynolds of Monett, Mo., and a half-brother, J. Emery Reynolds of Fredricksburg, Ia.

Mr Reynolds united with the North Grove Methodist church fifty years ago and held his membership here until his death. He came to this vicinity when it was sparsely settled, built his own house and broke many acres of virgin prairie. His funeral was held at his home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev Geo. A. Lawton in charge of the service. He was assisted in the service by Mrs M.L. Dewey of New Market. The singing was by J.H. Todd, H.H. Nordyke, R.J. Swanson and H.E. Dow and the pallbearers were A.W. McCoy, Wilbur Branan, C.C. Wycoff, Cyrus Murhpy, J.M. Copelin, and Chas Wise, and interment was in the North Grove cemetery. 

Rope, Vernon Grebert - Vernon Grebert Rope was born June 16, 1927 on his grandparents' farm seven miles north of Clarinda, Iowa to Otto Henry Rope and Wilma Theresa (Grebert) Rope.
In the book, "My Baby Days," Vernon's mother wrote "Baby was a little fat round ball, wide awake, active man. He was a precious bundle whose face resembles his Aunt Darlene and his ears look like his Daddy. At two years he knew many words, "Howdy", "eatie" and "car car." A little later cookie and trips to the pantry take a considerable amount of his time.
At 24 months Vernon enjoys singing "Bum Bum Bum" while his favorite song was "Glory to God the Angels Sing."
Vernon's journey of life was special. At age three meningitis destroyed his ability to speak so he engaged with the world through facial expressions. His eyes would say "I am puzzled, what do you want?, I am busy, go away, or yes, I love chocolate....why only one piece?" The staff at Goldenrod, the place Vernon lived for the last twelve and one-half years, engaged with Vernon's quiet ways with unconditional love. Vernon taught us that people free of earthly goods and social status can live life with grace.
He left us with warm memories that will help us heal from his departure. On a casual visit to Goldenrod one would find Vernon busy at his work, folding magazines supplied by his neighbor, Jay Eickemeyer. Then he had the daily task of keeping the many decks of cards he had shuffled and in place in the appropriate box. Marnice Brooke and his sister, Theresa Rope Miller, remember how good it felt to be with Vernon, dressed in a bright flowered silk shirt, at Goldenrod's Hawaiian night.
Vernon was never lonely. He was frequently visited by family and friends who with their warm hands touched his always cold hands. They were near, yet far from knowing Vernon's secret joys and pain. But spoken words did not matter because we understood -- we care-we love.
Vernon passed away April 30, 2014 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Wilma.
He is survived by his sister, Theresa Elizabeth Miller, of Tucson, AZ; first cousins, Kathryn Ann (Forst) Callahan of Clive, IA, Eugene Rope of San Diego, CA, Robert Fastenau and his wife Judy of Clarinda, IA, Phyllis (Fastenau) Smith and her husband Frances of Savannah, MO; and many cousins and friends.
Services were held Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Clarinda Cemetery with the family leading in prayer, scripture, song and eulogy. Memorials may be directed to a fund to be established in Vernon's name to be used in his memory. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements


Rosenquist, Carl Forrest - Carl Forrest Rosenquist was born January 4, 1918 in Hepburn, Iowa, the son of Carl Henning and Josephine (Swanson) Rosenquist. He passed away on Thursday morning, April 17, 2014 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 96 years, 3 months and 13 days.
Forrest grew up in southwest Iowa and graduated from Coburg High School in 1936. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. On November 30, 1938 he was united in marriage to Emma Pearl Rogers in Papillion, Nebraska. Following their marriage, Forrest and Pearl moved to California where he owned and operated a foundry. They later moved to Arizona and to Florida. Forrest returned to Shenandoah in 2004. He was an avid sports fan with a keen interest in basketball. He was also a member of Weatherall-Hadden-Holmes American Legion Post #333 of Essex, Iowa and enjoyed reading, watching old westerns and tending to his goldfish pond.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pearl; a son, Dennis Rosenquist; a brother, Harold Rosenquist; brother-in-law, Burton Allen; and a nephew, Steven Rosenquist.
Survivors include his son, Kenneth Rosenquist and his wife Eva of Bokeelia, Florida; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Allen of Farragut, Iowa; nephew, Ronnie Allen of Farragut, Iowa; sister-in-law, Joy Rosenquist of Council Bluffs, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Nyman, IA. Memorials are suggested to American Legion Post #333 of Essex, Iowa or American Legion Post #88 of Shenandoah, Iowa.

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa

Russell, Roderick Ronald - Roderick Russell, age 67, of Oakland, Iowa, formerly of the Villisca, Iowa area entered into peace Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Oakland Manor, Oakland, Iowa. Celebration of Life services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Braddyville Christian Church. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Braddyville Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Roderick Ronald Russell was born November 12, 1946 to Jennie Louise (Hardee) and Galen Frank Russell at Elmo, Missouri. He died April 8, 2014 at Oakland Manor in Oakland, Iowa. He was 67 years, 4 months, and 27 days old.
As a boy he liked roaming the pastures and woodlands and playing in the barn of the family farm near Parnell, Missouri. He swam in the farm pond and made pets of the bullfrogs and snakes found there. The one-room Wilcox School was where he began his education. In 1958 it closed and he attended sixth grade at Ravenwood. When the family moved to a farm near Villisca, Iowa, Rod finished his middle school and high school education, graduating in 1964. Going to reunions gave him the opportunity to reminisce with classmates about a happy time in his life when he continued his interest in science, played football, basketball, and ran track.
He attended Clarinda Community College before transferring to Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona graduating in 1968. He then entered the Air Force and flew 570 hours of combat missions over Viet Nam from a base in Thailand and served until 1980. During that time, planes he flew landed at air bases at Torrejon, Spain; Incerlik, Turkey; Mildenhall, England; Thule, Greenland; Eielson, Alaska; Hickam, Hawaii; Kadena in Okinawa, Japan; Anderson, Guam; Clark, Philippines; U-Tapao, Thailand, Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean and various bases in the United States.
During these trips, he took advantage of the opportunity to tour those places and regaled us with stories about cheering the Spanish Bullfighters, being awestruck by English Medieval Cathedrals, and walking on icebergs in Greenland. He told about flying a tanker that refueled the SR-71 and loved seeing the “Black Bird” at the SAC Museum.
After the Air Force, he graduated from Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California and as class president, planned the reception. During those years, he served in the California Air National Guard. Then he practiced in Phoenix, Arizona and later moved to the Navajo Reservation with clinics in Window Rock, Keyente, and Chinle.
In 1982 he had a brief marriage to Sieglinde Ritter whom he met in Clarinda during junior college. He also had a ten-year relationship with Julia Jones who was a wonderful companion until her death. A brain tumor forced him into retirement in 2004, but he continued to live in Ft. Defiance, Arizona and appreciated spectacular sunsets, gorgeous red rocks, and fresh air. He valued the Navajo culture, collected rugs, jewelry, and art over the years, contributed to the Navajo Museum in Window Rock and supported the local rodeo and basketball teams. He worshipped with his friends at Mount Michael’s Baptist Church where he was a member.
In December 2013, when circumstances made living alone impossible, Rod returned to the Midwest to the love and companionship of his many relatives whom he leaves behind to grieve: His sister Gayle Strickland and her husband Robert, Oakland, IA, his niece Jenna Strickland and husband Adam Schlismann and great-nephews Jack and Tom Schlismann, El Centro, CA; his aunts and uncles Emory Jr. and Doris Hardee, Bedford, IA; Cathy Hardee, Corning, IA; Ron and Betty Hardee, Belton, MO; Smith and Shirley Hardee, Belton, MO; Naomi and Paul Reed, Waukee, IA; Betty Russell, Mound City, MO. Over fifty first cousins and numerous friends including the staff at Oakland Manor will also miss him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jennie and Galen Russell, Clarinda, IA; his grandparents Joe and Nell Russell, Pickering, MO, and Emory and MaryBelle Hardee, Clarinda, IA and his dear friend Julia Jones, Chilchimpitoe, AZ.; Aunts and Uncles: Raymond and Ella Russell, Sabetha, KS; Helen and Earl Snodderly, Clearmont, MO; Emmett Russell, Omaha, NE; Lee Russell, Mound City, MO; Mary and Art Kenning, Mesa, AZ, Marjorie Gear, Phoenix, AZ, Lola Jean and Ray Burns, Roseville, MI; Bob and Beverly Hardee, Bedford, IA, Inez and Carroll Hulbert, Belton, Mo.; Iris and Dorman Milligan, Vancouver, WA.

Sandahl, Doris Wines - Doris Sandahl was born in Beaverton, Michigan on January 22, 1915, sixth in a family of ten children of Jotham F. and Lillian M. (Jones) Wines. She passed away on Saturday morning, March 29, 2014 at Goldenrod Manor Care Center in Clarinda, Iowa at the age of 99 years, 2 months and 7 days.
At a very young age the family moved to Adrian, Michigan. When she was 10 years old they moved to North Dakota and spent the summer living in a large tent, but moved back to Adrian that fall. In 1933 Doris went to Cleveland, Ohio to attend the Cleveland Bible College. After graduation she moved to Red Oak, Iowa and spent her time working for the American Sunday School Union.
In the fall of 1941, Doris met her husband Harry. They were married in 1942 and shortly after moved to Buffalo, New York, where Harry was employed at a bomber plant and Doris sold Avon. Harry was drafted in the Army Air Force and stationed in San Antonio, Texas. While there, daughter Joan was born. After the war they returned to farm east of Shenandoah. To the family added a son, Fred and another daughter, Virginia.
Doris was an active member of the Shenandoah Mission Covenant Church, playing the organ and piano, also leading a very active high school youth group. After its closing, she attended the Faith Covenant Church in Essex. Her hobbies were playing the piano, gardening, crocheting, reading and writing. But first of all came the church and her family.
Doris was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Harry; her granddaughter, Carroll Yei; three brothers, George Wines, Everal Wines and Leonard Wines; and four sisters, Bessie Jones, Marian Emert, Ruth Dodd and Mildred Johnson.
Survivors include her children, Joan Sandahl of Kansas City, Missouri, Fred Sandahl and his wife Beverly of Shenandoah, Iowa, Virginia Hart and her husband Duane of Shenandoah, Iowa; grandchildren, Craig Hart, Chris Hart, Marc and Codi Sandahl, Sue and Paul Taylor, Kerri and Chris Golden, Paula and Brian Murphy, Mark and Dana Baltensperger; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Viola Fuller and Florence Jones; along with many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Faith Covenant Church in Essex, Iowa. Burial will be in the Baker Cemetery of rural Shenandoah. Visitation with the family present will take place on Tuesday evening, April 1, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Covenant Church of Essex, Iowa. Online remembrances or condolences can be left at The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.

Sandquist, Doris Deane DeWitt - Doris Deane Sandquist, daughter of George Dille and Crissie Neva (Moore) DeWitt, was born April 19, 1925 in Elliott, Iowa. She entered in rest on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 88 years, 10 months, and 27 days.

Doris grew up on the family farm near Elliott, Iowa. She graduated from Elliott High School in 1942, and that same year she was united in marriage to Ross Wesley Sandquist on May 23, in Maryville, Missouri. Since Ross was in military service, Doris resided with her parents until his return.

Doris had many occupations, she was a farm wife, and stay at home mom in the early years. She then worked as a cook for Nishna Valley School, and was employed summers at 3-B Grocery in Emerson. She retired from UniRoyal/Parker Hannifin in Red Oak, Iowa.

Doris was a member of the Women's Church Group, PDQ Club, Square Dancing, various card clubs, Shenandoah Senior Center, Emerson Public Library, and Methodist Women's Group.

Doris had many interests and hobbies. She enjoyed her cardinal collection, watching and cheering on her favorite sports teams, the Kansas City Royals, Duke Blue Devils and Creighton Blue Jays. She also enjoyed reading and cooking, especially her famous chocolate chip bars, fudge and divinity.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Sandquist, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Diane Davidson of Shenandoah, Iowa, Dale Sandquist and wife Pam of Urbandale, Iowa, Darlene Howard and husband Denny of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Debbie Lehmer and husband Gary of Omaha, Nebraska, 10 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to Shenandoah Senior Center or Shenandoah Athletic Department.

Burial at Emerson Cemetery in Emerson, Ia


Schwartzhoff, Donald Joseph - Donald Joseph Schwartzhoff was born June 24, 1931, in Iowa City, Iowa. He grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, attending Loras Academy and college. Don served his country for three years, with one year being in Korea, enlisting with the United States Army in 1955.
Following his military services, Don worked for 25 years for Nebraska and Iowa governmental agencies, retiring in 1992 from the Clarinda Treatment Complex.
Some of Don’s life interests included semi-classical and country-western music; also completing crossword puzzles. He was a scoutmaster and held other positions in scouting and was a member of the Elks Club, Lions Club and Knights of Columbus.

Don passed away at the age of 82 on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Westridge Quality Care and Rehab in Clarinda. His mother Mary precedes him in death.
Per Don’s request, his body was donated to the Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Scroggs, John Robert "Bob" - Bob Scroggs, age 88, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Beckie Linn Gregory officiating.  Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April, 24, 2014 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa.   Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.  

John Robert “Bob” Scroggs was born January 8, 1926 at Granger, Iowa to Forest Franklin “Jack” Scroggs and Dicie Lena (Mathews) Scroggs.  He was the second of eight children.  His family moved to Wilson Creek, Missouri when he was three years old.  He lived in southern Missouri until he was sixteen.  He moved to California where he worked in a canning factory.  Bob lived in California less than a year and moved back to Missouri.  The family had plans to go to Wyoming and stopped to see relatives in the New Market area and stayed.  At age 17, he went to work for Don Neely; at age 18, he began working for Paul Negley. Bob enlisted in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in Germany for two years.  Following his discharge, he returned to Clarinda and worked for a carpenter and then purchased Mobil Oil Station with Veryl Watts. Bob was united in marriage on May15, 1952 to Genevieve Watts and they divorced in 1985.  They were blessed with one daughter, Rebecca.  Bob managed Klean All Dry Cleaners for twenty years.  In September, 1974, he managed the Clarinda Country Club for five years.  Bob was very hands-on building cart sheds, bridges and was manager when the new east side 9 hole golf course was built.  Following his Country Club employment, he used his experience to start a Dixon lawn mower dealership and landscaping business.  Bob was an excellent landscaper and worked until his health no longer permitted him to work.  Bob enjoyed working and life and had many hobbies, including hunting, fishing, flying planes, gardening, watching University of Nebraska football and Kansas City Royal baseball, Kansas City Chiefs football games and the Clarinda A’s baseball.  He was a member and past president of the Flying Club, Fishing and Boating Club and the Clarinda Chamber of Commerce.  Bob was a member of the First Christian Church, Clarinda where he had been a deacon and a board member.   He loved gardening and always had a big garden.  He was a hard worker and a jack of all trades.  Bob could fix any motor or engine, fix or make anything using a sewing machine and he landscaped many yards in Clarinda.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Peggy Erickson, Harold Scroggs, Leonard Scroggs, Grace Derry and infant sister, Dorothy Lee.  Survivors include his daughter, Rebecca Ascherl and her husband Alan of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Aleigh Ascherl of Waco, Texas and Austin Ascherl of Clarinda, Iowa; brothers, Jack Scroggs and wife Carmen of Pacific Junction, Iowa, Gene Scroggs and wife Phyllis of New Market, Iowa, sister, Leona Davison of Villisca, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and friends


Stogdill, Jeffrey Alan - Jeffrey Alan Stogdill, son of Carl Clifford and Donna Lou (Jurgens) Stogdill, was born on September 9, 1957 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He entered into rest on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 56 years, 7 months, 15 days.
His early years were spent growing up in Glenwood, Iowa where he received his education in the Glenwood Community Schools. He also spent much time in Imogene, Iowa, where he eventually settled as an adult.
On February 26, 1982, Jeffrey was united in marriage to Elizabeth Martin in Shenandoah. Through the years, Jeffrey worked at the SA Convenience Store, Town N Country and Emerald Isle in Imogene. He last worked for Americana in Shenandoah along with a number of other labor jobs.
In his spare time, Jeffrey loved to fish, especially with his grandson. He also liked watching sports, especially his favorite teams, the Washington Redskins, the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed telling jokes, playing cards, spending time with friends and family, being outdoors and drinking a cold one.
Preceding Jeffrey in death were his father, Carl; nephew, Bobby Reafleng; many aunts, uncles and friends. Survivors include his mother, Donna Stogdill of Shenandoah; three daughters, Candace Pablo and husband Rafael of Shenandoah, Tina Stogdill of Omaha, NE, and Samantha Stogdill of Shenandoah; four grandchildren, Anthony, Olivia and Julianna Stogdill and Bentley O'Dell; sister, Melanie Reafleng and husband Randy of Farragut; brother, Randy Stogdill of St. Joseph, MO; ex-wife and friend, Elizabeth Cisneros of Shenandoah; nephew, James Reafleng of Shenandoah; many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Sump, Dwight David - Dwight David Sump was born October 20, 1956 to Leonard and Marie Apple Sump of Clarinda. He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1975 and went on to graduate from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He married Meg Snow and to this union was born a son, Nathan, who is presently a student at the University of Hawaii in Hilo. He is also survived by his sister Beverly and Craig Warner of Oklahoma City, OK and their children; as well as a large and loved family of aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews and friends.
Dwight worked as a manager for Sears in Iowa City for several years; however, his first love was theater management and he was able to enjoy working in that realm in the University opera department. In 2002 he became the technical director and road manager for the Dallas Brass and he traveled with them for 8 years throughout the United States and even Russia. When the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum opened in 2010 Dwight became the Director of the Museum, a position he held until his death on May 7, 2014. In addition, Dwight was very active in helping with the Glenn Miller Festival.
He had the opportunity to assist bands and entertainers from around the world including the Cosmos Space filming crews which annually filmed the Festival. In 2011 he traveled with Marvin Negley, President of Glenn Miller Birthplace Society, to Tokyo and Tamana Japan where they joined Alan Bellairs, the President of Clarinda’s Sister City Organization, to assist in the grand opening of the Shinkansen (bullet train) Station in Clarinda’s sister city of Tamana Japan. It was Dwight’s first trip to Japan and he enjoyed it very much. In addition to his museum responsibilities Dwight served as an administrative assistant at Clarinda’s City Hall.
Dwight was an avid community supporter and volunteer for the Clarinda Chamber of Commerce organization. He assisted in many major community events such as the Glenn Miller Festival, Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree, Craft Carnival, Chamber Tourism Committee, and Legislative Briefings. Dwight helped the Chamber with anything they needed and was Santa Claus in Santa’s house (which was constructed on the year of his birth) on the square for the past two years.
Dwight will be greatly missed by those who knew and worked with him.
May the stars watch over him.
A reception was held 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum for friends and family. Memorials are suggested to the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel assisted with arrangements.


Terrell, Karen "Kay" Griggs Carson - Kay Griggs Terrell, age 72, of Fort Worth, Texas formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Tuesday, March 31, 2014 at Fort Worth, Texas. A service was held in Fort Worth on 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas. Graveside services will be held 12:00 noon, Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Beckie Linn Gregory officiating. Friends and family will be gathering at Ritchie Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11 prior to the graveside service for fellowship and then proceed to the cemetery. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Karen “Kay” was born in Clarinda, Iowa, February 12, 1942 to Eugene and Susan Maxine Griggs. After graduating from Clarinda High School, she married Vernon Carson and had one daughter, Kelley. She eventually moved to Kansas City, Missouri with her daughter and worked as a secretary at the first African-American owned bank in Missouri. She later switched careers to the area of worker’s compensation and casualty adjustment. She was employed with companies in Missouri, Kansas and Texas working her way up to management positions before retiring.

While living in Kansas City, she met Bob Terrell. On March 6, 1976, Karen and Bob married and she and Kelley relocated to Fort Worth to join him. She was a long serving, faithful member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, serving in the capacity of Courtesy Committee Chair, Vice Chair of the Women’s Missionary Union, organizing an overnight lock-in at the church, working on the sound system at church on Sundays, participated in the “Roaring Sixties” fellowships and basically doing whatever was asked of her.

Kay was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Griggs and mother, Susan Maxine Griggs.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 38 years, Bob Terrell; daughter, Kelley Carson; brother, Ronald Griggs, Sr.; brother-in-law, Joe Terrell; nephews, Ronald Griggs, Jr. (Bernadette), Mark Griggs (Sheri), Adrian Griggs, very special cousins, Vernon Washington (Lois), Kimberly Griggs Murray and Joan Baker(Adnan), a very special friend, Patricia Brown and many other relatives and friends.


Wallin, Ruth Elizabeth Marie Sunderman - Ruth E. Wallin, 97, Stanton, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Stanton Care Center.
Ruth Elizabeth Marie Wallin, the daughter of George J. and Anna (Steltenpohl) Sunderman was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Clarinda. Ruth was raised on a farm near Clarinda. She graduated from parochial school and worked at the AAA in Clarinda.
Ruth married Raymond E. Wallin March 14, 1941, in Stanton. Since 1941, Ruth made Stanton her home.
After retirement Ray and Ruth enjoyed many years wintering in Texas. She was an avid sports fan, loved to read, play cards, camp and travel. She was a fabulous cook and baker. Her family loved her cookies and baked goods, along with her delicious fried chicken and potato salad. Ruth was a member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church, having served as Sunday School treasurer for many years, the American Legion Ernie Johnson Post #406 Auxiliary, Senior Citizens and birthday club all of Stanton. Ruth loved and cherished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond, Jan. 14, 1989; a son, Lamont Wallin; a son-in-law, Eugene Fritscher; and two brothers, Max and Don Sunderman.
Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Janet Dinville and husband, Duane, and Jeanie Fritscher, all of Stanton; five grandchildren, Sara Wallin of Omaha, Sandra and Samantha Wallin of Waco, Texas, Andrea Abel and husband, Greg, of West Des Moines and Matthew Dinville and wife, Amy, of Waukee; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Celebration of life services will be Friday, March 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Stanton, with burial at 10 a.m. in Mamre Cemetery, Stanton. Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli will officiate. Visitation and viewing with the family present will be Thursday evening, March 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to Mamrelund Lutheran Church.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wheeler, Ronald L. - Ronald L. Wheeler, 55 of Glenwood, IA entered into rest on March 22, 2014 in Glenwood. He was born June 11, 1958 in Hammond, IN to Carl L. & Donna R. (Twigg) Wheeler. He graduated from South Page High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Northwest Missouri State. Ron was employed with Mutual of Omaha for 26 years then worked at Central States of Omaha until his health no longer permitted.
Ron was united in marriage to Debra L. Gutschenritter on June 23, 1990 in Shenandoah, IA. To this union two sons were born, Kyle Lee Wheeler and Braden Lee William Wheeler. The family resided in Omaha before moving to Glenwood in 1998. Ron had a passion for coaching many sports for the youth in Glenwood and continued his support by following as many games and events as he could. He was well rounded and talented in many ways. He was a faithful member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Ron had a strong passion and love for his family and was devoted to helping others. He exemplified the skills to help not only youth succeed, but parents as well. Ron had the ability to be a role model that many people respected. He always tried to get kids involved and went the extra mile to provide whatever was needed. Ron did things in a quiet way not expecting any special recognition. He worked diligently to get the YMCA and the new high school built. He was on the YMCA of Greater Omaha Board of Directors, YMCA Mills County Board, Southwest Iowa Community of Betterment Association and assisted with the bond issue for the new high school. Ron’s efforts will not go unnoticed and he will forever be remembered as an individual who made a difference in the many lives he touched. May he rest in peace until we meet again.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, Carl Wheeler and in-laws, Delmus & Pat Gutschenritter. Survivors include his wife, Debra Wheeler, sons, Kyle Wheeler & Braden Wheeler, mother, Donna Wheeler all of Glenwood, IA; extended relatives and many friends.
Interment were held in the Glenwood Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Rosary service were held at 6:30 p.m. prior to visitation Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service is Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. All services are held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 24116 Marian Ave. in Glenwood.
Glenwood’s Peterson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at


Wheeler, Vera Shannon - Vera Wheeler passed away peacefully March 30, 2014 after a long battle with dementia. She was born on October 11, 1945 in Alameda, California to Louis and Sue (Guyton) Shannon. She was raised and attended school in Alameda before the family moved to Hawaii where she graduated from Kailua High School. She attended University of California Santa Barbara and graduated from the UC San Francisco Medical Center School of Nursing.
Vera was a Navy Nurse before attending the University of Washington to receive her Masters in Nursing. She completed a Post-Masters Fellowship in Oncology Education at San Jose State University. Her nursing career included positions in the Navy, as patient care coordinator of Hospice Hawaii, nursing instructor at University of Washington and U of Hawaii, and Oncology Nurse Specialist at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. She presented papers on NIH research she was involved in at conferences in the US and Europe.
Vera moved to Vancouver in 1996 on the completion of her husbands Navy career and was active at Columbia Presbyterian Church. She was an ordained Deacon and Elder and focused on providing service to others. She served as short term missionary in Zambia working with AIDS patients. A cancer survivor, she volunteered in the Kaiser Cancer support program providing one-on-one support for breast cancer patients.
Vera enjoyed and was a skilled quilter and made many quilts for family, special people and for charity events.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents and Brother Roderick Shannon. She is survived by her husband of forty four years William Wheeler, four nieces, Sara, Caryn, and Megan Wheeler and Katie Wharry and Uncle Frank Shannon.
Internment will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard, Iowa. Family and friends will gather 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa for fellowship and processing to the cemetery at 2:00 p.m.. A memorial service for her will be held at Columbia Presbyterian Church on April 26 at 3 pm. It is requested that instead of flowers memorials be made to Good Samaritan Ministries, 7929 SW Cirrus Drive Bldg 23, Beaverton, OR 97008. Condolences may be shared with the family at


Whitehill, Aldean May "Deanie" Brown - Aldean May (“Deanie”) Whitehill went to be with Jesus on a beautiful, sunny Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Leawood, Kansas. She was 85 years old. Deanie passed away after an extended illness.
Deanie was born on April 11, 1929 in Shenandoah, Iowa to William and Lillian Brown. She had three sisters – Eva Miller and Lelia Franks who preceded her in death. Velesta Reavis is Deanie’s only surviving sibling and resides in Shenandoah.
Deanie was united in marriage to Rex Whitehill on March 29, 1948. As teenagers sometimes do, they defied their parents and were accompanied by Dick and Shirley Barrett as they eloped to Omaha, Nebraska. They were married for 56 years so it must have worked out okay for them!
Deanie spent her early years working at Henry Field’s Nursery as Rex was deployed in the Korean War. She went on to work at JC Penney and other retail establishments. Her life revolved around raising her three very active children and later being Granny to several grandchildren and great- grandmother. Deanie was a true caregiver whether it be a stray puppy, a kid or a friend in need. She loved animals, cooking, road hunting (yes, it is illegal in Iowa), fishing, golfing, playing bridge and entertaining. The annual 4th of July Pool Party was a much anticipated event and the kids had great stories to tell the adults every July 5th. She loved spending the summers at their lake home in Spirit Lake, Iowa where she would catch her own bait and spend hours on the dock fishing with her dear friend and neighbor Bea Currier. The payoff at the end of a summer of fishing was the long awaited fish fry! Deanie was also very active in the First Christian Church serving on various boards and committees.
Deanie and Rex had three children – Deanna Lutz and Steve Howard of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Todd Whitehill and Debra Pyle of McPherson, Kansas; and Tami Keasling and Mike Nevels of Lawrence, Kansas. She also has 7 grandchildren Callie and Neal Weitzel, Bre and Erik Nelson, Drew and Amber Whitehill, Evan Whitehill, Alex and Stephanie Whitehill, Logan and Regan Keasling. She loved her step-grandchildren as if they were her own. They include Gina, Peter and Joey Lutz, and Devin and Garrett Nevels. She was also blessed with five great grandchildren – Addison and Rex Weitzel, Zoey Nelson, and Lanie and Kami Whitehill. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and a contingent of loving and caring friends and caregivers.
Deanie was preceded in death by her husband Rex Whitehill, her parents William and Lillian Brown, her two sisters Eva and Lelia, and many beloved friends and family members. Also waiting for her in heaven are countless dogs, cats, birds, horses, and rabbits.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Foundation for Hospice Care, Inc. c/o Grace Hospice 9233 Ward Parkway #201, Kansas City, MO 64114 or People for Paws, P.O. Box 221, Shenandoah, IA 51601.
The family would like to thank all those who loved and cared for Deanie over the years including the staff at the Newport House, Grace Hospice, her friends at Holmes Apartments, and numerous other friends

Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. A memorial fund is being established. Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa