Page County, Iowa obituaries
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Almquist, Phyllis Nadine - Phyllis Nadine Almquist was born January 12, 1922 to Reuben G. and Anna R. "Rozie" (Johnson) Anderson in Stanton, Iowa. She entered into rest on June 21, 2014 at Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 92.

Phyllis grew up in Stanton, Iowa until the family moved to Essex, Iowa in 1938. In 1939 she graduated from Essex High School. On November 28, 1941 she was united in marriage to Wayne Carl Almquist in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Phyllis and Wayne were the owner/operators of Almquist Gas Company in Essex, IA. Phyllis also worked for China and Glass Shoppe in Shenandoah, IA.

Phyllis was a very active member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Essex, IA, Shenandoah Hospital Auxiliary, Tomorrow's Club of Essex and Quilters Guild of Essex. She enjoyed gardening, especially flowers. She was very artistic so she also enjoyed painting, sewing, and quilting. She loved to entertain family and friends.

Preceding Phyllis in death were her husband Wayne Almquist, daughter Rozanne Renander, parents Reuben and Rozie Anderson, step-mother Jean Anderson, sons-in-law Jon Malloy and Craig Hesson, brother Curtis Anderson, brother-in-law Marlyn Lindburg, and sisters-in-law Virginia Anderson and JoAnn Anderson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters: Judi Malloy of Council Bluffs, IA, and Linda Hesson of Stanton, IA, grandchildren: Angela Albright of Little Rock, AR, Michael (Anastasia) Malloy of Chicago, IL, Gina (Chad) Primmer of Council Bluffs, IA, Deana Renander of Jacksonville, FL, Jennifer (Marat) Leiras of Dubai, UAE, Bradley (Ashley) Hesson of Nebraska City, NE, and Andrew (Beth) Hesson of Lincoln, NE, eight great-grandchildren, son-in-law Dennis (Carol) Renander of Galesburg, IL, sister Elaine Lindburg of Essex, IA, brother Robert Anderson of Essex, IA, sister-in-law Eldora Gowing of Shenandoah, IA, brother-in-law Donavon (Jere) Almquist of Evergreen, CO, other family and friends.

Essex Cemetery. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Beck, Byron - The remains of Byron Beck were brought from Omaha to this city Saturday, for interment, he having died there suddenly May 3d. He was about 49 years of age and will be remembered by old settlers around here as in the early days he was employed in the N.B. Moore bank and also clerked for J.D. Hawley early in the '70's. He was a son of Rev W.J. Beck, one of the first M.E. ministers in this county. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 9, 1907


Beck, Kate L. Kenney - The remains of Mrs Kate Kenney Beck were brot to Clarinda the former home for burial last week from Ft Collins, Colorado. Mrs Beck had been staying with her sister, Mrs Ed Lambert, who accompanied the remains. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Methodist Church here, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.M. Williams. Mrs James Scroggs sang accompanied by Mrs Ellison. The interment was in Clarinda cemetery.

Kate L. Kenney was born May 31, 1875 and passed away June 22nd, 1922. She was married to T.C. Beck and moved to Ft Collins, which has since been her home. A brother Harry L. Kenney, lives in Braddyvlle, besides J.H. Kenny, and C.C. and N.J. Kenny, the two sisters being Mrs Ed Lambert of Ft Collins and Mrs I.L. McBrien of Creston. The cause of death was memengitis. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 29, 1922

Beyerink, Lela Faye Hochstrasser - Mrs Lela Faye Reyerink, 70, of Clarinda died at her apartment Saturday evening. She lived in the Lawson Apts at 208 W. Main.

She was born Aug 31, 1906 in Audubon County, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and May Walker Hochstrasser.

She had worked as a nurses aide in Clarinda rest homes, being at West Heights Manor before her retirement.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Monteiro of Shawnee Mission, Kan and four sisters: Bessie and Lois Hochstrasser of Gray, Gladys Johnson of Exira, and Rose Rasmussen of Eugene, Ore.

At her request her body has been taken to University school of medicine in Iowa City. Memorial services may follow at a later date.

Arrangements are being made by Walker Funeral Home. CLARINDA HERALD JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 6, 1977

Borck, Francis - Francis Borck, one of our long time citizens, died at his home in this city, May 20, 1889, aged 72 ears and 19 days.

He was born in Pomerania, Prussia, April 30, 1817, and studied some time for the ministry of the Lutheran church. He enlisted in the army and served there for many years and received an honorable discharge; he emigrated to America in 1852, first living in Wisconsin, then came to Iowa in 1860. For several years he has resided in this place alone.

Funeral services were held at his home, Rev T.C. Smith officiating, and then the body was interred in the cemetery to await the resurrection of the last great day. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 22, 1889


Briggs, Shirley Marie Moore - Shirley Marie (Moore) Briggs was born on August 1, 1936, at her grandparents’ home in rural Hitchcock County, near Culbertson, Nebraska. She was one of four children born to Thomas Dale and Ruby Helen (Thomas) Moore. When Shirley was seven, her father was called to war and the family relocated to Clarinda.

Later Shirley moved to Taylor County, where she attended and graduated from Gravity High School with the Class of 1953. Following high school, Shirley furthered her education, attending one year of Cosmetology school in Des Moines. On June 6 of 1954, Shirley was married to Virgil Dean Briggs in Bedford, Iowa at the Methodist Church. Her love for baseball began as she was Virgil’s greatest cheerleader, supporting him as he traveled southwest Iowa playing for the Gravity town team. As a couple, they were blessed with three children: Randy, Shirley Kay and Ricky. In 1961 they moved their family to Clarinda where they resided for more than fifty years.

Shirley was a legal secretary at Turner, Jones and Bitting Law Firm in Clarinda. She recently retired from there in 2013 putting in over 47 years with the firm. Together, Virgil and Shirley were baseball enthusiasts, cheering on their beloved St. Louis Cardinals. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Shirley served on the Guss Cemetery Board and was inducted into the Clarinda A’s Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987 with Ozzie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals presenting her with the award. Most of all, Shirley’s greatest interest was in her family. She was a devoted, giving and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She had a kind soul and will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

Shirley entered into rest after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 77 on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Westridge Quality Care and Rehab Center in Clarinda. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Randy in 1976 and Rick in 1990; father and mother-in-law David and Lucille Briggs and sister-in-law Evelyn Briggs.
Surviving Shirley are her husband of 60 years, Virgil of Clarinda; daughter Kay (Gary) Smith of Fairfax, Missouri; six grandchildren: Amy (Brice) Derr, Wendi (Jim) Godwin, Heidi Maranville, Matthew (Jen) Briggs, Rachel (Steve) Julo and Kim Briggs; 17 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Kathleen Briggs; siblings: Verna (Marvin) Sanderfield, Dale Moore and Terry (Judy) Moore; brother-in-law Edwin Briggs; along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Shirley will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with Rev. Russell Clark officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Guss, Iowa. Visitation with the family greeting friends is scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18 also at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home


Britt, Robert, one of Page County's oldest citizens, died on the 28th day of December, 1874. He was near 81 years of age, and settled in this County in 1854. He came here from Canada West, and has been one of the best citizens of the County. He has several children here, who will,with Mr Britt's numerous friends, mourn the loss of one of our best citizens. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 7, 1875


Brockman, Keith - Keith Brockman, age 69, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Daryl Tompkins officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Keith Brockman, 69, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

Keith Oliver Brockman was born March 15, 1945 in Clarinda, Iowa to Raymond and Della (Wagoner) Brockman. Keith grew up on the family farm near Clarinda, Iowa. He attended Lee Grove Country School. Keith was the only student in his class at Lee Grove and was one of the last students to “graduate” from Lee Grove. He then attended and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1963. Following high school, Keith attended Iowa Western Community College. In 1967, Keith joined the Iowa Army Reserves, and was honorably discharged in February 1972.

Keith and Linda (Schmidt) were united in marriage on September 9, 1973. To this union, they were blessed with three children, Sarah, Matthew, and John.

Keith and Linda farmed in Harlan Township, doing custom farming and feeding cattle with his dad. In 1984, Keith went to work for Eaton Corporation and for most of the next 20 years Keith worked the night shift. In 2004, Keith retired from Eatons and started working for Orr Trucking delivering mail in and around Page County. He loved to visit with all the “mail deliverers” and was frequently seen waving at neighbors as he drove his route. In 2013, Keith retired from the mail delivery, but he loved that job!

Keith’s greatest loves included visiting friends, playing cards, baling hay, selling hay, helping his sons when he could, and to assist anyone when they needed him. Keith rarely missed an opportunity to visit anyone who was having a health issue, or who simply needed a smile or kind word.

Over the years, he had many opportunities to hire and mentor young people. He hired countless numbers of youth and taught them to bale, load, and stack hay. He had a wealth of information about machinery, tools, and almost anything that required practical knowledge. He was “tough”, but at the same time very generous and non-judgmental. No one was a stranger to Keith, and no one was above or below Keith.

In his retirement years, Keith became the “expert” on hay. He could tell you when to bale hay, when not to bale hay, and how dry or wet the hay was. One of Keith’s favorite things to do was to “cater” to the women in his life. He always made time for his horse friends and customers.

In 1995, Keith was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that originated in the appendix. Following numerous surgeries and chemotherapies he became a model for other cancer patients to “watch”. “If Keith can do it so can I”.

After over 17 years, Keith was once again diagnosed with cancer. He was convinced that he could “beat” the cancer this time too, but it was not to be.

Preceding Keith in death were his parents Raymond and Della Brockman.

Left to cherish his memory are is wife, Linda Brockman of Clarinda; daughter, Sarah Playle and husband Doug, and their children Lauren and Owen of Ankeny, Iowa; son, Matthew Brockman and wife Jessalyn, and their son, Reid of Clarinda, Iowa; son, John Brockman and Elissa Reed of Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Kenneth Brockman and wife Marta of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Nancy Aron and husband Chuck of Lincoln, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Kenny Schmidt and wife Dallas of Hutchinson, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Norma Hartung of Haven, Kansas and Lois Wagoner and husband Roger of Clarinda, Iowa; much loved nieces and nephews and many, many friends and family members


Burns, Alice Elizabeth Rennack - Alice Elizabeth (Rennack) Burns, was born on April 29, 1922 to Otto and Alma (Steffens) Rennack on the family farmstead in rural Essex, Iowa.  She entered into rest on June 7, 2014 at Hospice with Heart in Glenwood, Iowa at age 92. She spent her childhood on the farm and attended country school.
In 1953, Alice was united in marriage Willis Burns. They began their married life living on a farm near Tarkio, Missouri.

Alice worked for Henry Fields hatchery as a watchperson in the 40's and 50's. She operated a diner in Shenandoah in the late 50's and early 60's. She also worked for Eaton Corporation until retirement.

Alice was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed visiting and making other people feel special.

Preceding Alice in death were her husband, Willis Burns; parents, Otto and Alma Rennack; brothers Johnny, Edson, Ivan, and Leonard Rennack; sister Phyllis Stille; nieces and nephews; Tom Rennack, Ron Burns, Karol Burns, Bill Burns and Donald Lee Haun.

Those left to cherish her memory include her niece and nephew on the Rennack side of the family; Cheryl (Rennack) Hanson and husband Neil of Arvada, CO, and their daughter Amy Hedges and husband Mike and their daughter Anelise Hedges of Arvada, CO, Terry Rennack and wife JoAnn of Kearney, MO and their daughters Shelby Dougan and husband Brian of Raymore, MO and Sydney Dingman and husband Robby and their daughter Chloe Dingman of Parkville, MO. Nieces and nephews on the Burns side of the family, Marilynn Burn and family of West Des Moines, IA, Gary Burns and wife Gail and family of Tipton, MO, Dan Burns and family of Edgeton, MO, Rudy Burns and family of Lathrop, MO, Mary Jo Burns of Kansas City, MO, David Burns and wife Suann and family of Edgerton, MO and Wilma Haun of Springfield, MO and many, many dear friends

Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Shenandoah or Hospice with Heart in Glenwood.

Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Burton, Duane Edward - Duane Edward Burton was born October 22, 1938 in Gibbon, Nebraska to Dee and Georgia (Reynolds) Burton. He attended school in Gibbon and Kearney, Nebraska. He graduated from Kearney High School in 1956 and Kearney State College in 1961. He taught high school and coached in Thedford and Columbus, Nebraska. After teaching he worked for Burroughs Corporation in Omaha and Red Oak, Iowa. In 1968 he began working as Lisle Corporation in Clarinda, Iowa where he remained until retiring in 2001. Duane was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan and enjoyed most sports. He played a big part in the A's baseball program and would go watch games as much as possible. He was a member of the A's and was in the Clarinda A's hall of fame. He enjoyed bowling, pitching horseshoes, poker and played a mean game of pool.
Duane is survived by his wife Debbie Burton of Clarinda: his children Patrick and wife Yvette Burton of Urbandale, Iowa; Teresa and husband Allan Heng of York, Nebraska; Michael and wife Jenny Burton of West Des Moines, Iowa; David and wife Liz Burton of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; JaSi Bartles of Clarinda; and Jeff and wife Bobbi Bartles of College Springs, Ia.
Duane was so very proud of all his grandchildren; Allison and Michael Fayard; Matt, Kathryn and Mary Heng; Jonah and Amelia Burton; Caedron Bartles and Taelor and Kahner Hodge; Taylor and Tyson Banks and Tanner and Trey White. He has four great grandchildren Kylie, Chase, Tyler and Keegan.
He is also survived by his sister Delores Williams of Kearney, Nebraska. He was predeceased by his parents, Dee and Georgia Burton Sheldon, step-father Everett Sheldon, brothers Darry Burton and Frank Sheldon and infant sister Joyce Burton.
A visitation with the family will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda. Memorials are suggested to Southwest Iowa Humane Society (Clarinda) or the Alzheimer’s Association of Iowa.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel


Butler, Carol and Mark - Carol Butler, 55, passed away in 2005 and Mark Butler, 69, passed away in 2012. Mark and Carol were both Superior, Nebraska residents. Mark was a former Essex resident, the son of Sam and Grace Butler. Survived by their children, Amanda Jackson and Ryan Butler.



Case, Robert Leslie, Jr - Robert Leslie Case, Jr. age 85 of Hamburg, IA passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Clarinda Regional Health Center in Clarinda, Iowa.
He was born on March 30, 1929 in Hamburg, Iowa the son of Robert L. Case Sr. and Imogene Mansperger. He attended school in Hamburg and graduated from the Hamburg High School with the class of 1947. After high school he farmed near Hamburg, Iowa. Near the ground he was farming there was the Cox Chapel Country School where Iva Ellison was a teacher. She and her students were curious to know who the handsome farmer was; Bob and Iva soon began their life together. He married Iva Irene Ellison at the July 7, 1949 at the Methodist parsonage in Sidney, Iowa.
He proudly served his country as a Marine in the Korean Conflict. After serving for our country, Bob and Iva farmed near Braddyville, Iowa and owned and operated the Braddyville Market for 19 years. Bob and Iva always made sure their customers were well taken care of and that all the kids went home with a sweet treat to enjoy. One of Bob’s favorite pastimes was coaching the B-Ville girls’ softball team.
They later moved back to Hamburg, Iowa where they owned and operated the Hamburg Motel for 18 years where they made everyone feel at home.
After retirement, Bob could be found wearing his famous jumpsuit outfits either on the golf course, in his corn field or at Stoner’s Drug having a Coke and catching up on the town gossip. He enjoyed his family, friends, Case International tractors and overseeing the work on his farmland.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Iva Case and his five sisters: Fern Smith, Maxine Bennett, Bessy Kingery, Wanda Riddington, Roberta Case, and his parents.
He is survived by his daughter, Sue Witthoft and husband, Rick of Clarinda, Iowa. Two granddaughters, Kate Jorgensen and husband, Tyler and their daughter, Abigail of Gurnee, Illinois and Emily Furst, her husband David and their son, Easton of Clarinda and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Braddyville Fire/Rescue or the Hamburg Fire/Rescue


Casteel, Payton Montana - Payton Montana Casteel was born September 20, 1997 in Clarinda, Iowa to Anna Dawn Hutt and Tiran Rodez Casteel.
He was admired as a good and loyal friend. He was helpful to his friends and neighbors. Payton was gifted at fixing anything from Xbox machines, computers, vehicles and motorcycles, and was an accomplished welder for his age.
Payton had a great sense of humor and would always make people around him feel better. He was always smiling and happy and lived for his family and friends.
On Wednesday afternoon, May 21, 2014 he was riding his motorcycle and was involved in an accident which caused severe head injuries. He was always of the giving nature and when he applied for his driver’s license he requested on his application he be an organ donor. To fulfill this unselfish wish he was an organ donor following his death in Omaha, Nebraska at Creighton Medical Center. His gifts gave hope and life to many others.
The family would like to thank those immediately on the scene, Bob and Janice, for their assistance and to the Coin Fire and Rescue for their professional care given to Payton.
Preceding Payton in death were his grandparents: Kathleen and Robert Casteel and Anna Marie Farmer, all of Coin.
Surviving and mourning their loss are his family: mother, Anna Dawn Hutt of Coin, Tiran Casteel of Kansas; siblings: Devan Casteel of Tennessee, Nathan Wilcoxson and his wife Katie of Eldon, MO, Dakin Wilcoxson of Clarinda, Jasmine Wilcoxson, Shenandoah, and Dallas Head of Shenandoah, IA; nephews Braylyn Wilcoxson of Clarinda and Oliver Wilcoxson, Eldon, MO; niece, Alaina Head of Shenandoah; "son" Rocco; grandfather Kenneth Farmer, Coin, IA; Godmother Toni Sparr, Coin; God sister Hannah Sparr, Coin; God Grandparents Merrill and Norma Burr, also of Coin; and many friends who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services for Payton Casteel, 16 of Coin, were held 4 p.m. Tuesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with interment at Clarinda Cemetery.
There was an open visitation all day Monday at the funeral home where the family was present for visitation from 5-7 pm Monday.
Memorials are suggested to a fund being established to assist the family.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Cook, Dale Ray - Dale Ray Cook was born August 2, 1919 in Smithland, Iowa the son of John Wilson and Mary Felina (Kirkpatrick) Cook. He passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Warrensburg, Missouri at the age of 94 years, 9 months and 30 days.
Dale grew up and attended school in Smithland, Iowa. He graduated from Smithland High School in 1936. He later served in the United States Navy as a gunner during World War II. On August 27, 1938 he was united in marriage to Ruthe Eileene Cleaveland in Rock Port, Missouri. This union was blessed with two daughters, Candi and Stephanie.
Dale owned and operated Doc’s Pool Hall for many years. He also worked for Townsend Wholesale. He was a member of the American Legion for 66 years, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed bowling, golfing and listening to Lawrence Welk music. His true love was his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Warren Cook and Alva Cook; and a sister, Zelma Bray.
Survivors include his children, Candi Cook and her husband Bill Semmons of Aurora, Colorado, Stephanie Stockton and her husband Joe of Warrensburg, Missouri; five grandchildren, Kelly Chaplin of North Liberty, Iowa, Casey Chaplin and his wife Angie of Waverly, Iowa, Cody Glasgo of Denver, Colorado, Stephen Stockton and his wife Jessica of Olathe, Kansas, Julie Meier and her husband Kent of Fenton, Missouri; five great grandchildren, Jacob Chaplin, Jeremy Chaplin, Ryan Meier, Jason Meier, Jacob Stockton; a brother, Clifford Cook of Havelock, Iowa; sister-in-law Barbara Ginger and her husband Bob of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah.

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa

Cozad, Joseph Warne - Joseph Warne Cozad
From the late home at 506 N. 16th Street, Monday afternoon were held funeral services for Joseph Warne Cozad who died Saturday, July 10 in the Omaha Methodist Hospital after an illness of several months. Dr W.C. Williamson pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, officiated and interment was made in Clarinda Cemetery.
Mr Cozad was born January 26, 1870 at the home farm, two miles south of Red Oak, being 56 years and 6 months of age at the time of death. He was the son of Mr and Mrs William Cozad, and grew to young manhood on that farm. He went to the city of Red Oak when still in his teens where he remained until about 23 years ago when he moved to Clarinda, being engaged in the real estate business for the latter period.
He is survived by a wife and a son, William.
Mr Cozad has had an active part in the affairs of Clarinda the past twenty years, helping to bring to an actuality many worthy community projects. He was a lover of his family and of children.
CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 15, 1926 

Davis, Charles Eugene, Sr - Charles Eugene Davis, Sr. was born September 17, 1946 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of George Alonzo and Kathryn A. (Wyrick) Davis. He passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 6 days.
Charles grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri and graduated from Lafayette High School. He later attended Missouri Western for four years. He served his country in the United States Army. On January 19, 1996 he was united in marriage to Sandra Gist in Independence, Missouri.
He worked as a nursing assistant for several years. He was also a self-employed carpenter and painter. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and enjoyed working with computers, gambling, especially slot machines, and listening to music. His true love was his family.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Davis of Shenandoah, Iowa; his children, Matthew Davis of Shenandoah, Iowa, Aaron Davis of Savannah, Missouri, Charles Davis, Jr. of Albany, Missouri, Janet Davis of Troy, Kansas; brothers and sisters, Janet Elliott of Arizona, Glenda Barnes of St. Joseph, Missouri, George Davis of Shenandoah, Iowa, Caroline Russell of St. Joseph, Missouri, Mary Proctor of Phoenix, Arizona; a brother-in-law, John Burley of St. Joseph, Missouri; along with many other relatives and friends.
Per Charles request, he was cremated and there are no services scheduled. There will be a private inurnment held at a later date. Online remembrances or condolences can be left at The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements


Farmer, Roberta "Bert" Lamb -Roberta Jean “Bert” (Lamb) Farmer was born on April 8, 1934 at the family home in Allendale, MO, to Edgar Glee Lamb and Ocle Floerene (Staton) Lamb. Roberta departed this life at her home on June 18, 2014. She attended and graduated from Worth County High School, Grant City, MO, from the Class of 1951. Bert was the sixth child born in the family of eleven children and during her younger years she helped her Mom and Dad in raising and rearing the younger brothers and sisters.
Roberta was united in marriage to George W. Farmer on April 9, 1952. The couple was blessed with three children: Jeffrey (Butch), Mark and Joni. While in Mt. Ayr, IA, Bert and George were in the mink ranching business. She also contributed her extra time in helping others with housekeeping and painting. After a short time in Omaha, NE, the couple made their home in Clarinda, IA where Roberta worked at the State Hospital for numerous years and later on at the County Home and Terrace View Residential Home. Bert remained in Clarinda after retiring for the rest of her remaining years. She was better known to most as “Grandma Bert.”
Bert’s love for her children and grandchildren was surpassed by no other. She truly enjoyed family gatherings with her immediate family but she was also key to the many family reunions of the entire Lamb family, when often times over 100 relatives attended. She was looking forward to the 2014 family get-together next month.
Those left to cherish Roberta’s memories are good friend, Larry Dowis of Sheridan, MO; daughter, Joni Steeve (Clark Crawford) of Clarinda; grandchildren: Shadoe and Tyler Steeve also of Clarinda, Kirstin (Gunnar) Brown and Courtney Farmer of Omaha; great grandchildren: Nolan and Briley Brown and J’Ontrae Amerson also of Omaha; sister Dorothy Rush of St. Joseph, MO; brother Garland (Twila) Lamb also of St. Joseph; sister Retha Moutray of Kansas City, MO; sister-in-law Gayle Lamb of Grant, IA; brother, Nathan (Gayle) Lamb of Stigler, OK; sister Martha “Wink” (Ron) Andrews of Clear Lake, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; sons Jeffrey and Mark; grandson Joshua; brothers Rex, Robert and Gerald; sisters Lloyt Bressler and Marjorie (Darrell) Plumb; brothers-in-law Lewis Rush, Kenneth Moutray; sisters-in-law Hilda, Juanita and Patricia Lamb.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Visitation with the family is 1 p.m. until service time. Memorials are suggested to be given in Roberta’s name. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, assisted with arrangements.


Faust, Judith Elaine James - Judith Elaine (James) Faust was born December 10, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska; a daughter to Arthur and Erma (Evans) James. She passed away at her home in Clarinda on Sunday, August 3.

Judy resided in the Omaha area for a majority of her life. While living in Omaha, she worked at the Omaha World Herald with the circulation department. She moved to Clarinda, Iowa in early 2014 due to her illness and to be closer to her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Caryn (Chris) Burroughs of Clarinda, Iowa, Donald (Carla) Dodge of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Patrick Cox of Omaha, Nebraska; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter and close family friend Diane Mead of Omaha, Nebraska.

Judy is preceded in death by parents Arthur and Erma James and husband Raymond Faust

Private memorial services for Judith E. Faust, 64, of Clarinda, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Fuller, Opal Marie Mack - Opal Marie (Mack) Fuller was born on November 16, 1928, at the family home in Clarinda, Iowa, to William Earl Mack, Sr. and Opal Icie (McKinley) Mack. She passed away at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
Opal attended and graduated from the Clarinda High School with the Class of 1946. She married Marvin McKee Fuller on August 3, 1951 at the Christian Church parsonage in Clarinda by Rev. Vernon Carter. The couple was blessed with two children: Becky and Scott.
Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husband Marvin; brother William Mack, Jr.; and sisters: Betty (August) Lager and Hope (Leland) Hutchinson.
Opal is survived by her children: Becky Walker of Clarinda and Scott (Laurie) Fuller of Clearmont, MO; grandchildren: Kyle (Olivia) Walker of Oklahoma City, OK, Justin (Katie) Fuller of Clarinda, Kristin (Jake) Harbin of Westboro, Allison Barnett of Clarinda, Alex (Bret) Meyers of Shubert, NE, Emily (Joe)Akers of Clarinda and Kipp (Kara) Wheatley of Clarinda and Dawn (Jim) Wake of Clarinda; 18 great grandchildren and counting; sister Jean Keiffer of DeForest, WI; sisters-in-law: Luella Fuller of Maryville, Beverly Fuller of Burlington Junction, Nadene Fuller of Maryville, Annabelle Fuller of Clarinda and Norma Mack of St. Charles, MO.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda with Pastor Connie Eighmy officiating. Burial followed the service at the Clearmont Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Clearmont Community Club.Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.


Garcia, Pedro Enrique - Pedro Enrique Garcia was born April 8, 1913 in Ciego De Avila, Cuba to Enrique Garcia and Emerita (Carmenate) Garcia. Pedro grew up in Cuba. He died July 6, 2014. He married Maria Eugenia Prieto and they were blessed with two sons, Pedro Jr. and Juan. He ran the local newspaper in Ciego De Avila, La Region and served as a high school chemistry and physics professor and presented a daily radio program for Radio Cuba. Pedro’s great interest was Science and he earned a Bachelor in Science and a Bachelor in Literature. He was recognized by the Minister of Education for having the best laboratory in Cuba and was one of the founders of Journalist Day in Cuba.

Pedro’s wife and sons came to the United States after Cuba became a communist country. After much difficulty and with minimum possession he made his way to the United States and to Clarinda to join his wife and sons. He did not speak English and could not use his professional knowledge teaching. He was a custodian in the Clarinda Community School District for 15 years. His wife Maria passed away in 1974. On November 25, 1976 he was united in marriage to Wanda Smith at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Following his retirement, he wrote a biography about his father, who had served as Secretary of the Mayor in Ciego De Avila.

Pedro was a former member of the Clarinda Kiwanis Club and the Clarinda Rotary Club. He was also a member of the First Christian Church of Clarinda. Pedro enjoyed life in Clarinda and visiting with people and was proud of his family.

Preceding Pedro in death were his parents and wife, Maria; one sister and one brother.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Wanda Garcia of Clarinda, Iowa; sons, Dr. Pedro Garcia, Jr. and wife Dr. Priscilla Partridge De Garcia of Camarillo, California and Juan B. Garcia and wife Milagros of Mount Dora, Florida; grandchildren, Hydee Garcia Dullam and Eric Kellen Garcia; sisters Enedina Garcia in Ciego de Avila, Cuba and Elba Garcia of Miami, Florida, niece, Mirta Escarda and husband Pablo; nephew, Kike Espino; 6 great grandchildren and many friends.

Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa.


Gilbert, Douglas B. - Douglas B. Gilbert, age 56, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2014 at the Eagle Point Nursing Home in Clinton, Iowa. Douglas Brian Gilbert was born September 13, 1957 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Murl and Vonna (Lindamood) Gilbert. He graduated from Shenandoah High School in the class of 1975. For many years Doug operated a towing service and worked for Henry Fields as a service coordinator in Shenandoah. He enjoyed bowling and going to the drag races.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his brother: Steve Gilbert of Shenandoah, Iowa; nephew: Scott Gilbert and wife Sena of Fairbanks, AK; nieces: Madison Gilbert of Overland Park, KS; Camron Gilbert and fiancé Brandon Roloff of Atchison, KS; and Cassie Gilbert of Grand Junction, CO; great nephew and niece: Brooks Gilbert and Aubrey Roloff; and many other relatives and friends

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa - innurnment at a later date.


Gilmore, William "Bill" - William “Bill” Gilmore, age 66, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Clarinda High School Gymnasium with Reverend Doctor Deborah Boucher-Payne officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

William Houston Gilmore was born November 24, 1947 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Harlan Claire Gilmore and Charlene (Houston) Gilmore. He grew up in the College Springs area. Bill attended Pleasant Ridge Country School with his mother as his teacher and graduated from South Page High School in 1966. He furthered his education at Iowa Western Community College and Northwest Missouri State College at Maryville receiving his Bachelor of Science degree and Master’s Degree in Education. Bill was united in marriage August 9, 1969 in College Springs, Iowa to Rita Gibson. They were blessed with a son, Van.

Bill considered the title “Coach” to be his most honored name. He touched the lives of many young people throughout his coaching/teaching career which included teaching P.E., Math, Driver’s Ed and coaching in New Market, South Page, Maryville Schools and retiring from the Clarinda Community School. Bill was a very caring man and encouraged his students and athletes to do their best and to be gracious in winning and losing. In his retirement he continued to coach with his son Van and led the Clarinda Cardinal Basketball team to the State Tournament in 2012.

Bill had a passion for basketball and all sports, golf, fishing, hunting…he enjoyed life. He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with family and friends, especially coaching with Van and playing with his granddaughters, “The Gilmore Girls”. He cared for his family and community. Bill was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and had served as a deacon.

Preceding Bill in death were his parents, Claire and Charlene; infant brother; Harlan Claire, Jr.; father-in-law, Quentin Gibson.

Left to cherish the memory of a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend are his wife, Rita Gilmore of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Van Gilmore and wife Molly of Clarinda, Iowa; granddaughters, Zoey, Beau and Kemper Gilmore; sisters, Elaine Hilsabeck and husband Larry of St. Joseph, Missouri and Ruth Ann Shepherd and husband Dave of Savannah, Missouri; mother-in-law, Arlene Gibson of Shenandoah, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Phil Gibson and wife Mary Anne of Shenandoah, Iowa and Mark Gibson and fiancé Rosa O’Leary of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; nieces; nephews; and many, many friends.


Guilford, Paul Robert Eugene - Paul Robert Eugene Guilford was born January 25, 1931 in Shenandoah, Iowa the son of Leander Med and Bertha Helen (Harmon) Guilford. He passed away early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014 at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 20 days.
Paul grew up in the Imogene area and later moved to a farm outside of Coin. He attended school and graduated from Coin High School. Following High School he served his country in the United States Navy. He worked many years as a truck driver and also farmed. He was a member of the Eagle’s and enjoyed puttering around out on the farm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Louise Hensley, Marvin Guilford, Francis Guilford and Lavina Guilford; and one nephew, Gary Guilford.
Survivors include his children, Cheryl Kimpston and her husband Jim of Riverton, Iowa, Roger Guilford and his wife Debbie of Farragut, Iowa; five grandchildren, Tiffany Roberts and her husband Wayne of Colorado, William Joseph Kimpston and his wife Linda of Westboro, Missouri, Christopher Hall of Riverton, Iowa, Christina Kerr of Franklin, Tennessee, Brian Guilford and his wife Kari of Carroll, Iowa; 11 great grandchildren, Shelby, Rebecca and Daelan Roberts; William Joseph, Jr., Dezzie LaRae, Raziel Michael James and Lanora Echo Kimpston; Chase Ryan, Hayley Jade and Kylan James Hall; Lucy Guilford; six nieces, Connie Carlson of Emerson, Iowa, Jacque Graham of Omaha, Nebraska, Mary Ervin and her husband Max of Centerville, Iowa, Gloria Delongy and her husband David of Gainesville, Florida, Marcia Horel and her husband Bill of Clarinda, Iowa; Cynthe Eichorst and her husband Dave of Pinedale, Florida; along with other relatives and friends.

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa Inurnment later.


Hale, Marguerite Catherine Ballain - Marguerite Catherine Hale was born February 21, 1936 near Emerson, Iowa, the daughter of Cecil and Marguerite (Fritz) Ballain. She passed away late Saturday evening, July 26, 2014 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 5 days.
Marguerite was raised near Villisca, Iowa and attended school in Red Oak, Iowa. On September 13, 1952 she was united in marriage to Alfred William Hale, Sr. This union was blessed with five children, Terry, Alfred Jr., Alvin, Mervin and Karen. She worked as a CNA at Manor of Malvern and Gardenview Care Center for many years. She was baptized in the Christian Church and enjoyed watching WWE wrestling on TV. Her true love was her family, especially caring for her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred Sr., and three brothers, Raleigh, Charles and Robert.
Survivors include her children, Terry Hale and his wife Jutta of Shenandoah, Iowa, Alfred Hale, Jr. of Shenandoah, Iowa, Alvin Hale and his wife Janis of Shenandoah, Iowa, Mervin Hale of Shenandoah, Iowa, Karen Lawson and her husband Corey of Shenandoah, Iowa; siblings, Jack Ballain and his wife Deana of Shenandoah, Iowa, Joan Demanett Pace of Omaha, Nebraska, Mary Yenny and her husband Walter of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Sharon Newby and her husband Ron of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Colleen Poggemeyer and her husband Don of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Tony Ballain and his wife Cathy of Shenandoah, Iowa; brother-in-law, Dow Demanett of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa. Emerson Cemetery.


Hendrickson, Betty Lou Meng - Betty Lou Hendrickson, daughter of Victor and Ebba (Newberg) Meng was born on October 30, 1930 in Red Oak, Iowa. She passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 83.

Betty was born and raised in Red Oak, Iowa. She graduated from the Red Oak High School. She was united in marriage to Earl Hendrickson on May 29, 1949. After their marriage they resided in Red Oak and Essex, Iowa.

Betty worked for Royal Cleaners and Mae Farmers. She enjoyed playing golf and gardening flowers.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Ebba Meng, and her sister Patricia Johnson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Earl Hendrickson of Essex, Iowa, daughter Debra Mugge and husband Curt of Gaithersburg, Maryland, son Randy Hendrickson of Des Moines, Iowa, and numerous nieces and nephews


Hendrickson, Earl Edward - Earl Edward Hendrickson, son of Elmer and Ebba (Bengston) Hendrickson was born on January 5, 1927 in Grant Township, Montgomery County, Iowa. He passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Villisca, Iowa at the age of 87.

Earl spent his early and adult life in and around the Essex area. He attended the Essex Community School system. He was united in marriage to Betty Meng on May 29, 1949. After their marriage they resided in Red Oak and Essex, Iowa.

Earl was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955.

Earl was a farmer for most of his life. He was also a maintenance man for the Shenandoah Medical Center and Garden View Care Center until his retirement. He was a member of the Faith Covenant Church in Essex. He enjoyed golfing and boating.

Earl was preceded in death by his wife Betty Hendrickson, parents Elmer and Ebba Hendrickson, brother Raymond Hendrickson, sisters Irene Wright, Lillian Miller, Betty Burks, and Margorie Brinker.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Debra Mugge and husband Curt of Gaithersburg, Maryland, son Randy Hendrickson of Des Moines, Iowa, sister Pauline Miller of Shenandoah, Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews


Hixson, Mary Gwendolyn - Mary Gwendolyn Hixson was born November 7, 1931, in Blanchard, Iowa; a daughter to William Owen and Margy (Russell) Hixson. Gwen graduated from Coin High School and completed two years of college at the Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. Following graduation, Gwen worked as the secretary for the Alumni Office at St. Louis University is Washington, Missouri, and later in the same office at the Washington Medical School. She ventured out to California where she worked at a doctor’s office, also as a secretary.
Gwen returned to Iowa in 1974 when her father died and began working with the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Gwen then retired in 1994 from being the Clarinda Prison Clerk.

On June 1, 2014, Gwen passed away at the age of 82 at Westridge Quality Care and Rehab in Clarinda. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Russell. She is survived by two nieces, a nephew and several cousins.

Graveside memorial service for Gwen will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to the Coin United Methodist Church.

Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements


Holmes, Dorothy A. - Jul 16, 2014 - Jul 16, 2014 ??


Hughes, George Gerard, Jr - George Gerard Hughes, Jr., son of George and Cecilia (Doyle) Hughes, was born on July 16, 1950, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He entered into eternal rest on Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014, at his home in rural Randolph, Iowa at the age of 63.
George or Junior, as most people knew him, lived most all his life in the Imogene and Randolph area. His early education started at Honey Creek country school, later attending St. Patrick's Academy in Imogene. He graduated from Farragut High School with the Class of 1968. Following graduation he joined the family farming operation. In May of 1970, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant, before receiving his honorable discharge in November of 1971.
On April 28, 1979, George was united in marriage to the love of his life, Pamela Nanette Carter at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene. Following their marriage they moved to their current residence in rural Randolph/Imogene. He farmed in the Randolph and Imogene area from his childhood until 1989. George was employed by ConAgra Snack Foods since 1989. He also owned the Emerald Isle in Imogene from 1998 through 2001 and at that time he started another business, Mr. H's Discount's, which he owned and operated through 2006/2007.
During high school, he served as Senior Class President, and was also involved in FFA, wrestling, cross country and track and field. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Imogene Community Playhouse. His hobbies included spending time with family and friends, especially grilling out and listening to music. He also enjoyed farming, growing a garden, playing pool, singing and listening to "Country and Irish" music, old cars (especially Model T's) and finding "good deals" at auctions.
Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Cecilia Hughes; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Jeanette Carter; and several special cousins. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Hughes; five children, Amanda Blackburn and her husband Jarod of Council Bluffs, IA, Thomas Hughes of Omaha, NE, Paula Hughes of Tabor, IA, Barbara Hughes of Nebraska City, NE and Andrew Hughes of Randolph, IA; seven grandchildren, Teagan Blackburn, Quinten Vogel, Mylie Hughes, Alayna Hughes, Braylie Blackburn, Maci Cooper and Zayden Hughes; seven siblings, Kathy Hughes, Connie Vondra, Joyce Swanson and husband Bob, Veronica Barry and husband Tom, Martha Fritz, Nora Vondra and husband Larry, all of Omaha, NE and Pat Hughes of Syracuse, NE; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imogene. Celebrant was Father Kenneth Gross. The immediate family placed the Pall. Lector was Jake McGargill. Song leader was Therese Sunderman. Altar servers were Seth Hughes, Blake Doyle and Sam Vandenburg. Gift bearers were Teagan Blackburn, Quinten Vogel, Mylie Hughes, Alayna Hughes, Braylie Blackburn, Maci Cooper and Zayden Hughes. Attending the memory register were Kelly McGargill Jones and Karla Hughes. Bell toller was George McGargill. Casket bearers were Keith Hughes, Shawn Vondra, Brian Vondra, Pat Barry, Jeff Swanson and Anthony Vondra. Honorary casket bearers were Dean Maher, Tom Leahy, David Hughes, Bernie Hughes, Keith James and John Clark. Interment was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery at Imogene. Memorials are being directed to the St. Patrick Catholic Church in George's name

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Jenkins, Betty June - Betty Jenkins, age 88, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Friday, July 18, 2014 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Phil Jorgensen officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa.

Betty June Jenkins, age 88, of Clarinda, Iowa passed away at her home at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab Center on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Betty was born June 3, 1926, in Grant, Iowa. She graduated from Grant High School in 1944. She went to nursing school at IWCC, Clarinda and received her License Practical Nursing degree in 1969.

Betty was honored at the Clarinda Treatment Complex in 1989 for her retirements after 30 years in the nursing department. She began working at the mental health hospital in July of 1958 as a nurse aide. During the 1968-69 school year she took the Iowa Western Community College LPN course and continued to work at the hospital as an LPN. The first twenty four years, she worked in the medical unit in Hope Hall and then in psychiatric units the last six years.

She lived many years in New Market, moving to Clarinda in later years after her retirement. Westridge Quality Care and Rehab became her home for the last three and half years because of declining health.

Betty’s greatest joy was the time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also deeply interested in the lives of her brothers, sisters and their families. Betty’s other interest included traveling, bingo and going to the casino.

Her sister Diane and brother-in-law Joe Newton of Clarinda were treasured for the time and assistance provided to Betty throughout the years.

Betty is survived by son, Steve and his wife Debra Jenkins of Clarinda and daughter, Kim and her husband Ken Barker of Carroll, Iowa; her grandchildren, Jason and wife Connie Jenkins of Pickering, Missouri and their children Jordan, Andrea, and Samuel; Jake Jenkins of Clarinda and Matt Barker of Carroll; step grandchildren Sarah and husband Stephen Harding of Tacoma, Washington and their children Avery, Ainsley and Ary; and Clint Barker of San Diego, California; brother, Larry and wife Cecile Cozad of Woodbury, Minnesota; sister, Shirley Kingery of Red Oak, Iowa and sister Diane and husband Joe Newton of Clarinda; several nieces; nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Cozad; step father, Ralph Cozad; brother, Richard Cozad and sister-in-law, Inez Cozad.

Kluver, Lois Mae Steinhoff - Lois Mae Kluver was born December 8, 1923 near Hornick, Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Clara (Washburn) Steinhoff. She passed away on Sunday morning, June 15, 2014 at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 90 years, 6 months and 7 days.
Lois grew up in Hornick and graduated from Denison High School in 1943. On October 17, 1947, she was united in marriage to Carl Emil Kluver in Denison, Iowa. This union was blessed with three children, Chuck, Ross and Joan.
Lois owned and operated the China and Glass Shop in Shenandoah for many years. She had a great memory, she would have customers come in years after their wedding and she could remember exactly what kind of China they had purchased. Friday afternoon coffee at the China and Glass Shop was one of Lois’s favorite events. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved collecting antiques and both attending and hosting garage sales. She also enjoyed knitting. Lois was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Essex. Her true love was her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Clara Steinhoff; her parents that raised her, Charles and Florence Miller; two sons, Ross and Chuck Kluver; great granddaughter, Brooklyn Olson; two sisters, Eva Humphrey and her husband Louis, Elda Byers and her husband Vic.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Carl Kluver or Essex, Iowa; her daughter, Joan Olson of Essex, Iowa; five grandchildren, Joshua Kluver of Phoenix, Arizona, John Olson and his wife Erin of Shenandoah, Iowa, Grant Olson and his wife Christina of Des Moines, Iowa, Christopher Olson and his wife Holly of Shenandoah, Iowa, Katelyn Olson of Kansas City, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Morgan Kluver of Phoenix, Arizona, Morgan Olson and Landon Olson of Shenandoah, Iowa; a brother, Jack Steinhoff of Whiting, Iowa; special cousin, Marion Thomas of Denison, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends

Burial in Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Iowa.

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa


Liles, Charles Franklin - Charles Franklin Liles Jr was born August 12, 1944 at Kirksville, Missouri to Charles Franklin Liles III and Thelma Margaret (Cook) Liles. He graduated Davis County, Iowa high school and soon after served three years in the United States Army. After returning home he met Ruth Schlarbum and they were married September 4, 1965 in Ottumwa, Iowa. To this union was born four children: Roy, Charles, Danny and Crystal.
Charles was an over-the-road truck driver for 40 years until retiring two years ago. He passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 69.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Dufrasne and her husband Art.
Charles is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Clarinda; sons Roy Lee Liles, Charles Franklin Liles V and his wife Jane, and Danny Ray Liles, all of Clarinda; daughter Crystal Downing and husband Jim of Shenandoah, IA; grandchildren Sara Jean Carnes, Melissa Ann Carnes, Charles Franklin Liles VI and wife Amy, Tyler Buck Carnes and wife Michele, K.C. Franklin Liles and friend Taylor, Ray Danny Liles, Amber Dawn Sailors, and James Vanetta; great grandchildren Devin Lee Carnes, Dylan Owen Carnes, Makenzie Nichole Carnes, C.F. Liles VII, Wyatt Thomas Liles, K.C. Rex Liles, Tyler Marquis Carnes; sister Laura May Durlam, Bloomington, IL; and his “little boy”, Scooter.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, with Deborah Rivers officiating. Military honors were provided by American Legion Sergy Post #98 of Clarinda. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel providing arrangements.


Lint, John Wesley, Jr - John Wesley Lint, Jr. was born August 23, 1918, in Quimby, Iowa; a son to John Wesley Lint, Sr. and Gertrude Carpenter. He completed schooling through the 8th grade and then began his lifetime career as a farmer helping farm the family land. John served his country enlisting with the United States Army; a soldier during World War II. While serving, he was awarded the Purple Heart.
John married Clara Leona Pierson in Maryville, Missouri, on August 7, 1948. They were blessed with three children: Peggy, Russell and James.
Following his military career, John returned to Iowa where he continued to work as a farm hand until his retirement later in life. He enjoyed keeping his own garden and being able to enjoy the produce he grew. Most of all, he enjoyed the children in his life. John passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Russell, great granddaughter Angel Kern and siblings: Harold Lint, Charles Lint and Ethel Witcombe.

Surviving John is his wife of 65 years Leona of Villisca; children: Peggy Larsen and husband Randy of Atlantic and James Lint and wife Teresa of Corning; grandchildren: Jeremy Larsen and wife Rachelle of Independence, Iowa, Justin Larsen and wife Melissa of Arvada, CO, Juanita Kern and husband Jay of Grimes, Heather Conley and husband Chad of Maryville, MO, Amber Cabeen and husband Chris of Clarinda and Jon Lint of Corning; great grandchildren: Mikayla Sanders, Brittany Larsen, Hailey Larsen, Ashleigh Lint, Alex Conley, Alivia Kern; along with an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services for John Wesley Lint, Jr., 95, of Villisca, will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Wolfe Funeral in Villisca. Burial will follow the service in the North Page Cemetery. Visitation with the family greeting friends is scheduled from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 5, also at Wolfe Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Villisca Ambulance or the Villisca Good Samaritan Society.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Maher, Lois Arlene Taylor - Lois Arlene Maher, daughter of Lloyd Avery and Sylvia Pearl (Hankins) Taylor, was born on November 21, 1932 in Hawleyville, Iowa. She passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 81.

Lois' early years were spent living in small towns in Iowa. She was born in Hawleyville. She also lived in Clarinda, Randolph and Red Oak.

Lois was united in marriage to Kenneth Leo Maher on March 18, 1960. They lived in Essex until 1961, then they moved to the family farm east of Imogene. Lois and Kenny enjoyed working the farm together. Lois kept the house but also would work the fields side by side with him, while raising a family. After a day of walking beans they would all enjoy playing games of hide and seek. In her later years she remained close to her kids and all her grandkids. After Kenny's death in 1994, Lois remained on the farm until 1995, when she moved to Shenandoah.

Lois was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imogene and very active at the Shenandoah Senior Center. She enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She loved being with her family.

Lois was especially excited and looking forward to receive the Century Farm Award in August at the 2014 Iowa State Fair where she planned to attend with all her family.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Maher, grandson Jarrod Maher, granddaughter Tara Maher, parents Lloyd and Sylvia Maher, brothers Eldon Taylor and Ivan Taylor, sisters Thelma Walker and Norma Tull.

Lois is survived by her daughters Judy Williams and husband Pat of Imogene and Debbie Biggers and husband Ron of Shenandoah, sons Kevin Maher and wife Jacque of Imogene and Steve Maher and wife Amy of Essex, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Rosana Taylor and Betty Taylor, brother-in-law Jack Walker, numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery at Imogene. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


McClarnon, Rosalee Fay Squires - Rosalee McClarnon, age 73, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at her residence in Clarinda, Iowa. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday June 19, 2014 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Mike Wheeler officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa and also 10:00 am. – 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home prior to processing to the cemetery. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Heartland Hospice, Red Oak, Iowa.

Rosalee Fay McClarnon was born March 11, 1941 at Clarinda, Iowa to Toddy Squires and Effie (Adams) Squires. She was one of eight children and grew up in Clarinda. Rosalee was united in marriage November 10, 1957 to Hobart McClarnon. They were blessed with ten children: Curtis, Dennis, Russell, Chris, Jim, Brian, Bob, Jenny, Donna and Kendra.

Rosalee was a great Mom and Grandma. Her family was her main interest and occupation. She also enjoyed singing and fellowship with her church family. Rosalee loved being with her children and grandchildren.

Preceding Rosalee in death were her parents; sisters, Violet and Mary.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of fifty six years, Hobart McClarnon of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Curtis McClarnon and wife Pam of North Carolina, Dennis McClarnon and wife Betsy of Clarinda, Iowa, Russell McClarnon and wife Cassie of Clarinda, Iowa, Chris Strough and husband Don of Clarinda, Iowa, Jim McClarnon and wife Connie of Hepburn, Iowa, Brian McClarnon of Clarinda, Iowa, Bob McClarnon and wife Deb of Clarinda, Iowa, Jenny Resse and husband Tony of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Donna Cruz and husband John of West Palm Beach, Florida, Kendra Church and husband Phillip of Griswold, Iowa; many grandchildren and several great grandchildren who were all special to her; siblings, John Squires and wife Essie of College Springs, Iowa, Arthur Squires of Shenandoah, Iowa, Barbra Richt of Albia, Iowa, Anna Squires of Clarinda, Iowa, Kenny Squires of Albia, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and friends


Miller, John Richard - John Richard Miller, son of John Ross and Ruth E. (Hoskins) Miller, was born on January 31, 1932 in Clarinda, Iowa. He went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 peacefully passing away at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 82.
Growing up, John was an only child, living with his parents and grandfather, Lewis Ellsworth Miller on a farm near Yorktown, Iowa. His mother was hospitalized when John was around seven years old. She remained hospitalized until her death when John was 13 years old. He later moved to Shenandoah with his father and grandfather. John lost both his father and grandfather by the time he turned 18.
In 1950, John was united marriage to Dorothy Lucille Cooper. In June of 1970, Dorothy passed away suddenly. In 1982, John met Sheila Jean Irvin and they were married at the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas in 1986.
John was employed at the Spot Café in Shenandoah until he started his career with the Shenandoah US Post Office in 1955. He worked for a short while in the Hamburg Post Office and later became Post Master at Logan, Iowa.
During his early years John loved to fish and hunt. Golfing became his all time favorite sport. One of his fondest golfing experiences was being taken to the Masters by his youngest son, Steve, in Atlanta, Georgia. He loved music and dancing. He never missed a chance to dance with Sheila to the song "Good Hearted Woman". Sheila and John were able to travel to many different states, including Hawaii. One of their favorite places to spend the winter was in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila; six children, Danny Miller of Sidney, IA, Janet Hook of Shenandoah, IA, Michael Miller and wife Amy of Cookeville, TN, Steven Miller and wife Michelle of Atlanta, GA, Wendy Seddon and husband Mike of Creston, IA and Kizzie Wilson and husband Adam of Glenwood, IA; thirteen grandchildren, Danny's three daughters, Alyssa, Amity, and Rhema, Janet's four children, Debra, Nikki, Natalie and Brandon, Michael's three children, Eric John and Emma and Kizzie's three children, Samantha, Madyson and William. Also surviving are 14 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; a brother-in-law; three sister-in-laws; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
John also leaves his "little doggie", Henry Hoover Miller, in the care of his wife, Sheila, and daughter, Janet.
John's smile, laugh, his sense of humor and hilarious stories are just some of the memories he gave to his family and friends.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Pastor Marcia Barnett. Special music was "Good Hearted Woman" sung by George McGargill. Other musical selections were "Heaven Or Hell", "This Is My Father's World" and "When I Get To Where I Am Going". Attending the memory register was Charlotte Gibson. Honorary casket bearers were John Rogers, Howard Johnson, Chuck Irvin and Oren Irvin. Casket bearers were Ryan Norby, James Irvin, Wesley Stogdill, Sr., Wesley Stogdill, Jr., Chuck Binau and Marion Gulick. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials in John's name are being directed to the People for Paws Organization in Shenandoah

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Morrison, R. Dale - R. Dale Morrison, 1809 400th Avenue, Shenandoah, IA, was born January 8, 1928 in Pawnee City, Nebraska to William Hubert and Neta (Gallas) Morrison. At the age of three, he moved with his parents and two older brothers to a farm near Burchard, NE. He was a member of the Mission Creek Presbyterian Church near their home and went to "Corn Cob," a rural school, for the first eight years of his education.

Dale finished high school at Barneston, NE. in 1945. However he joined the Merchant Marines, and reported for duty at Catalina Island, California prior to graduation. Upon discharge from the service, he attended the United Presbyterian College in Tarkio, Missouri, and graduated Cum Laude in 1951. Tarkio is where he met the love of his life and life long partner, Iris Teachout. They were united in marriage July 26, 1953 at the Methodist Church in Shenandoah.

After marrying, the couple returned to the area where Dale grew up, near Liberty, Nebraska, and engaged in farming for six years. In 1959, they moved with children Randy, Bill, and Amy to the current farm location northwest of Shenandoah. In 1961, they moved into their newly built farm home. Their family was complete with the arrival of Susie in 1963.

Dale, Iris, and family joined the First Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah, where Dale served on various church committees and was a session member. He and Iris also lead the youth fellowship group for a number of years. Second to farming was Dale's enjoyment of buying and restoring cars and watching Nebraska Cornhusker football games.

Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to all who knew him. He appreciated his farmland, each season, and enjoyed all that life brought him.

Preceding Dale in death was his son Randy Morrison, daughter Susie Schaaf, parents Hubert and Neta Morrison, and brother Hubert Morrison and his wife Betty.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Iris Morrison of Shenandoah, son Bill Morrison of Baldwin City, KS and his sons Marshall, Cody, and Tommy Morrison, daughter Amy Kelley of Farragut and her son Darren Kelley and wife Allysia, son-in-law Grant Schaaf of Randolph and his children Preston, Olivia and Clara Schaaf, daughter-in-law Lesha Morrison of Charleston, SC and her children Zach Morrison and Molly McCabe and husband Ryan and their son Declan, brother Dean Morrison and wife Grace of North Carolina, host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Inurnment at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Nash, Edward's CHILD - Burned to Death - A little two year old child of Edward Nash, colored, living in "Afirca," died on Sunday last from the effects of burns received on New Year's Day. The child's clothes caught from a fire in the cooking stove, its mother being absent from the house for a few minutes at the time. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 7, 1875


Otte, LaVern Robert - LaVern Robert Otte was born July 13, 1921, and spent his entire life in Nodaway Township, rural Clarinda, Iowa. He was two years old when his parents built the house where he and Dorothy lived and raised their family. His parents were Robert H. and Elise Margarette Marie (Fastenau) Otte. LaVern was the youngest of four boys born to this family. He married Dorothy Rosina Mascher January 25, 1948 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clarinda. To this union were born two children, Marlene and Loren.
LaVern attended his first five years of school at the Jackson School, graduated eighth grade from Immanuel Lutheran School and graduated Clarinda High School in 1939.
LaVern was a lifelong farmer beginning in his school years with a cow herd started with a purebred Angus heifer as a 4-H and F.F.A. project. He showed many calves at the Page County Fair and enjoyed 4-H and was a 4-H leader for many years. LaVern’s interests included his family and their activities, livestock, vegetable garden which was abundant and he shared with many, and most important was his faith and church.
LaVern passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Harold Otte and his wife Esther, Lloyd Otte and his wife Fern, and Cecil Otte and his wife Marie; brothers-in-law Donald Mascher and his wife Jean, Robert Rasmussen and Clifford Nook.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of Clarinda; children Marlene Robberts and her husband Darrel of Clarinda, IA and son Loren Otte and his wife Carolyn of Denver, CO; grandchildren: Jeremy Robberts and wife Jennifer and their children D.J., Brett and Jenna of Villisca, IA, Jason Robberts and his children Jaron and Janessa and Jason’s fiancé Angie Gustafson and her children Cortney , Cory and Lydia, all of Center Point, IA, Rachel Honig and her husband Scott and their children Carter and Nathan of Blue Springs, MO, Jessica Carretto and her husband Steve and their sons Caden and Jaxon of Boca Raton, FL, and Christine Ekberg and her husband Brad and their son Becker of Pierce, NE; sisters-in-law Martha Rasmussen of Omaha, NE, Agnes Dunham and husband Duane of Omaha, NE, and Janice Nook of Creston, IA, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda with interment at Immanuel Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 pm Tuesday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or KMA Lutheran Hour.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel is providing arrangements


Pleak, John Charles "Chuck" -John Charles "Chuck" Pleak, age 90, of Red Oak, passed away on Sunday, Dec 18, 1994, at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha after a brief illness. Chuck Pleak was born on Aug 16, 1904, in Macedonia, Iowa, the son of John and Belle Pleak. They moved to Montgomery County when Chuck was 5 years old. He attended Red Oak Schools and graduated from Red Oak High School in 1923. On Feb 15, 1994, Chuck was united in marriage to Maurine Latimer in Red Oak. They farmed all of their lives south of Red Oak until moving into town one month ago. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Red Oak, a former 4-H leader and an Honorary Member of the Red Oak Volunteer Fire Department. Chuck is survived by his wife Maurine; two sons, Leland of Red Oak and Ray of Harlan, Iowa; 11 children and one great-grandchild. He was preceeded in death by a son, Lyle, in 1988.

Funeral services for Charles Pleak will be held at 2 pm Thursday, Dec 22, at Nelson-Boylan Funeral Chapel in Red Oak with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-8 pm Wednesday at Nelson-Boylan Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to either the First Christian Church Building Fund or the Red Oak Rescue Unit.

VALLEY NEWS, Shenandoah, Iowa, Dec 20, 1994


Racine, Lester LeRoy - Lester LeRoy Racine, the son of Earl Wayne and Anna Viola Hickman Racine was born on a farm in Page County, Iowa, on March 1, 1930, and entered into rest on July 18, 2014 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa.

Lester spent his entire life in the Fremont and Page County Iowa area except for the time when he served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Lester attended school in Shenandoah and Riverton, Iowa, graduating from Riverton High School in 1948. He was united in marriage to Marlene Foster at the United Methodist Church in Riverton, Iowa on May 12, 1951. To this union two sons were born, Ron and Randy. Lester farmed all his life in the area and was active in several organizations. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Coin, Iowa, active in the Shenandoah Elks Club where held several positions, the Nebraska City Eagles Club, and served on the Coin City Council for two terms. Lester enjoyed playing golf, working with any type of mechanical projects, and dancing. Lester was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed his friends which he had many.

Lester was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother Dwight, and a daughter-in-law Sandra. He leaves to morn his passing his wife Marlene; two sons Ron of Bellevue, Nebraska and Randy and his wife Kathy of New Market, Iowa. Four grandchildren, Wade, Amber, Cole and Anthony. Ten great grandchildren Isabelle, Kimberly, Hallie, Jenna, Brett, Donavon, Ezekiel, Eli, Grayson, and Carson. Also surviving is a brother Dean Racine, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorials to Coin Fire and Rescue or Coin Library. Burial will be at later date at Riverton Cemetery. Lester donated his body to Medical Science to help further research. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Ribble, Ada - Died - In Clarinda, Saturday, January 30, 1875, Ada, daughter of David and Jane Ribble, aged two years, ten months and eighteen days. "It is well with the child." PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 4, 1875


Shaum, Marilyn Katherine "Marnie" Ambler - Marilyn Katherine Shaum (always known as Marnie), the daughter of Paul C. Ambler and Katherine Norris Ambler, was born on March 10, 1922 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Her father, the long-time Mayor of Shenandoah, was a partner in a corn and bluegrass seed business. Her mother was a librarian at the Shenandoah Public Library. Marnie graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1939 and then went to Columbia, Missouri where she was a freshman at Columbia College. The following year she worked at the City National Bank in Shenandoah before moving to New York City where she worked at the Life Magazine News Bureau for the duration of World War II.

While living in New York, Marnie met James B. Shaum of Tarkio who was serving in the US Navy at the time. The couple married in New York in December 1944. After the war the couple moved to Philadelphia where Jim completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and Marnie worked at the McKee and Albright Advertising Agency. After graduation, Jim accepted a job as Business Manager of Tarkio College, and the couple moved to Tarkio. Over the next 7 years they became the parents of three children, Blaine, Paul and Betsy. In 1960 Marnie decided to complete her college degree and graduated from Tarkio College in 1964. She continued to pursue graduate studies in English Literature at Northwest Missouri State and the University of Nebraska.

Marnie was very active in the community. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter FF and a past President. She was a member of the Shenandoah Study Club and the American Association of University Women where she served as a President of the local chapter. She was a member of the Atchison County Republican Women, was President in 1980 and 1981, and attended the Republican National Convention as a delegate. She was a member of the Mule Barn Theater Guild where she served as President and Editor of the Newsletter. She served on the Development Council of the Fairfax Community Hospital. She was active in the Atchison County Historical Society and was instrumental in establishing the Atchison County Historical Society Museum in Tarkio. She served on the Tarkio College Alumni Board. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church where she served on the Session and as President of the Women’s Association. She was active in Community Betterment and received the Citizen of the Year award in 1981. Marnie passed away peacefully in her home in Tarkio on July 19, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was 92.

Besides her parents, Marnie was preceded in death by her husband, and her sister and brother-in-law Bette and Jim Barnitz. Survivors include her sister-in-law Frances Lamson of Evanston, Illinois and her family; her son Blaine and wife Melani of Beverly Hills, California and three grandchildren, Katherine, Jamie and Abby; her son Paul and wife Claudia of New York, New York and two grandchildren, Holly and PJ; and her daughter Betsy and husband Charles of Birmingham, Alabama and two grandchildren, Melissa and Jesse.

Graveside Service and Interment:
11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Home Cemetery, Tarkio.

Online obituaries and condolences at
Services: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.

Showen, David E. - SHOWEN RITES ARE HELD AT FROMBERG - Rev Smith Officiates At Church Services on Saturday.

Funeral services for David E. Showen, 84, who died at Billings [Mont] last Wednesday of the effects of a paralytic stroke suffered five years ago, were conducted at Fromberg Saturday morning.

The services were held at the Fromberg Methodist church, with the Rev C.E. Smith officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Martin Funeral home.

Mr Showen was born near Waynetown, Indiana, No 5, 1851, moving at the age of two years with his parents to Holleyville, Ia., and latter to Clarinda, Iowa., where he grew to manhood.

He married Miss Kitty Morledge at Clarinda on March 7, 1872. They made their home in David [sic, Davis] County, Ia., for one year, and in Republic county, Kansas, for eight years, later returning to Clarinda, where Mrs Showen died on Feb 17, 1881.

Four children were born to them. Two sons died in infancy, while two daughters, Margaret Elsie and Lottie, survive at Columbus.

On March 10, 1886, Mr Showen married Mrs Margaret Metz at Clarinda, a son, Albert Bell Showen, being born to this union. He survives at Coram, Mont.

Mr Showen was engaged in the mercantile business at Holleyville [sic, Hawleyville], and was postmaster at Clarinda when he left to reside in the Billings vicinity in 1905. He had engaged in ranching there until his health failed five years ago.

Besides others named, Mr Shown is also survived by two half-brothers, W.S. and Russel Farren, both residing at Lincoln, Neb.

The Red Lodge Daily News, Red Lodge, MT, Wed. Feb 12, 1936

submitted by Melody Kilwine -



D.E. Showen, 84, who died in Billings February 5th was for many years a resident of this valley and owned a ranch three miles north of Fromberg where he and his family lived from about 1908 until 1927 when they moved to Columbus. Later Mr and Mrs Showen located in Joliet.

Funeral services were conducted from the local Methodist church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning with the pastor, Rev C.E. Smith in charge. Burial was made in the Gebo cemetery near Fromberg.

David E. Showen was born near Waynetown, Ind., Nov 5, 1851, and when two years old moved with his parents to Hamleyville [sic, Hawleyville] Iowa. Later they moved to Clarinda, Ia.

He is survived by his widow, one daughter and two sons.

The Fromberg Herald, Fromberg, MT Thursday, Feb 13, 1936, front page.

submitted by Melody Kilwine -


Shryock, James Harry - James Harry Shyrock [sic] was born in Johnstown, Penna, on Nov 8, 1861, and passed away on April 10, 1947, at the home of his daughter in Clarinda, Iowa, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 2 days.

He was the son of John Keller and Amelia Sharrette Shyrock, the youngest of ten children, all of whom preceded him in death. He was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran church.

When quite young he moved with his parents to Wilmore, Penna, where he grew to manhood. In the early eighties he came west, locating on a farm in Franklin county, Nebr.

On September 26, 1894, he was united in marriage to May Wynegar. They established their home in Upland, Nebr. where they lived for fifty years and where he was in business the greater part of that time.

To this union were born three children, Marie, Mrs Harry G. Wilson of Clarinda, Robert of Los Angeles, Calif, and Richard of Hollywood, Calif.

After celebrating their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1944 he and his wife went to Los Angeles, Calif, where they lived until they came to Clarinda in January, 1946.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, his three children and six grandchildren, Robert Wilson of Clarinda, Richard and Jimmy Shyrock, sons of Robert Shyrock and Billy, Lind, and Sandra Shyrock children of Richard Shyrock. Funeral services were held at the residence of his daughter April 13, at 2:30 pm Rev H.O. Lietman officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 12, 1947

[census records and tombstone spell the name Shryock]


Simpson, Robert LeRoy - Memorial services for Robert Simpson of Villisca, Iowa will be held at the Villisca Community Building on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Robert, age 51, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Red Oak Healthcare Community in Red Oak, Iowa.

Robert LeRoy Simpson was born August 12, 1962 in Manning, Iowa. He attended the West Nodaway School District.
Robert worked for the City of Burlington Junction, MO. Later he worked 20 years for Micheal’s Foods of Lenox, Iowa as a forklift driver and a supervisor. He met his future wife while working at Micheal’s Foods.

On August 4, 1990 he was united in marriage to Georgetta B. Orr at Lake Icaria near Corning, Iowa. They have two children - Natassja and Nevada. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, western movies, joking and family times,eagles and the Green Bay Packers.
His health failed and he had a lot of health complications in recent years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Diana Marie Rhoades; grandparents Walter David Rhoades and Helen M. Powers Rhoades; uncles Ralph Rhoades and Walter David Rhoades Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Georgetta Simpson, Villisca; children Natassja Simpson and Nevada Simpson, both of Villisca; siblings: Patricia Beason, Clearfield, IA, Debrah (Brian) Bloomfield, Elmo, MO, Tamara (Jimmey) Meek, Elmo, MO, Sharon (Michael) Piveral, Maryville, MO, Melissa (David) Long, Shenandoah, IA, Michael Simpson, Wahoo, NE, and Christopher Bartlett, Oregon; parents-in-law Bernice and George Orr of Villisca; aunts Sharon (David) Dale, Council Bluffs, IA, Denise Rhoades, Oregon, Shirley Rhoades, Fairfax, MO, and Gloria Rhoades, Dow City, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Wolfe Funeral Home assisting with arrangements


Stanton, Walter Grove "Tuffy" - Walter “Tuffy” Stanton, age 84, of College Springs, Iowa, entered into peace Saturday, June 7, 2014 (on his 61st wedding anniversary) at Westridge Care & Rehab, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the College Springs Presbyterian Church with Reverend James Crapson officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 4-6 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Walter Stanton Memorial Fund.

Walter Grove Stanton was born December 5, 1929 in the family home in College Springs, Iowa. Walt was one of five children of Warren Elliott Stanton and Winona (Clark) Stanton. He grew up in College Springs and as a child worked with his dad in the grocery store and butcher shop. Walt graduated from Amity High School and was a standout athlete in football, basketball, track, baseball and was named to the all state six man football team. He was known as “Tuffy” Stanton because of his small size but never one to back away from a challenge. Walt continued his education and football career at Maryville College at Maryville, Missouri. Walt received many honors during his football career at Maryville College including Hall of Fame team. Walt joined the Navy December 15, 1950 and hitch hiked to San Diego, California and served during the Korean Conflict until May 29, 1951. During his time in the Navy, Walt took up boxing and when he returned home, he won the 1952 Golden Gloves Championship in the light heavyweight class in St. Joseph, Missouri. Following his discharge from the service, Walt returned to the area and gained a Master’s Degree in Health and Education.

Walt and Evelyn Hargis were united in marriage June 7, 1953 at the Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with children, Rick Alan, Dennis Paul, Cynthia Kaye, Jerry Leroy, Terry Michael and Timothy Jay.

Walt was known as “Coach” for many years and to many athletes who appreciated his “life lessons”, encouragement, joking and inspiration. Walt was always the crusader for his teams, the kids on his teams and what was right. His coaching strategies were far from conventional and he found great success with them. Walt loved teaching and coaching and his career began in Leon, Iowa, continued in Bridgewater, Iowa, College Springs, Iowa and Red Oak, Iowa. Walt then taught health, science and business courses, coached boy’s basketball at IWCC, Clarinda, Iowa for fourteen years and retired as Athletic Director. Most students would say his best course was how to be a good citizen and building character skills. Following his retirement from IWCC, Walt and his family moved to Glenwood where he coached and taught until his retirement. They then moved to the family homestead by Crystal Lake. In 1999, they lost the home to a tornado and moved into College Springs.

Walt loved sports of all kinds and he especially enjoyed playing with the Clarinda A’s, town team baseball and fast pitch softball. He was a licensed Sports Official since 1956. As a track starter, he enjoyed encouraging and joking with the athletes. He and Evelyn were strong supporters of the area athletes and were named “Boosters of the Year” in College Springs and Clarinda.

Walt was not a person to sit still for long-he loved people, animals, yard work and “puttering”. Walt touched many lives; he did not know a stranger and was soon your friend. He was a mentor and advisor to many, many young people. Walt was a very affectionate man and was quick to give a hug and tell his friends and family he loved them. Walt will be remembered for his generosity and compassion for all people.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Warren (Darb) Stanton and Jim Stanton; son, Rick Alan Stanton (7/2010); grandson, Cole Stanton; great grandsons, Simon, Avery and Jaren.

Walt loved and cherished his family; left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 61 years, Evelyn Stanton of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Dennis Stanton and wife Diane of Clarinda, Iowa, Cynthia Stanton-McConahay of Glenwood, Iowa, Jerry “Stubs” Stanton and wife Suzi of Clarinda, Terry Stanton and wife Cammie of Shenandoah, Tim Stanton of Glenwood, Iowa, Tom Geer of Red Oak, Iowa; seventeen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren with two on the way; sisters, Betty Jo Weeda of Lombard, Illinois and Dory Pond of Nodaway, Iowa; in-laws, Don and Mary Hargis of New Market, Iowa, Jan and Ed Anderson of Illinois, Joyce Spears of Arkansas, Melva Hargis of Shenandoah, Iowa and Mike Hargis, of Shenandoah, Iowa; many, many, nieces, nephews and friends


Stiverson, Darleen Rawlings Green - Darleen Stiverson passed away June 2, 2014 at the age of 94 in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born July 13, 1919 in Page County in southwestern Iowa, to her parents Goldie (Fulton) and Roy Rawlings. She married Delbert Francis Green in New Market, Iowa on August 23, 1936. He passed away October 21, 1949. On October 27, 1951 she married Leland Francis Stiverson in Clarinda, Iowa. He died September 6, 1989.

She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Joe, Orville and Virgil, half-sister Violet, and grandson Jeffrey Gould.

Surviving are: her children Shirley Horacek (Joe) of Sedalia, Missouri, Don Green (Wilma) of Marshalltown, Iowa, Linda Gould of Kansas City, Missouri, and Barbara Fox (David) of Marble Hill, Missouri; grandchildren Eric Maurer (Holly) and Amy Ennis (Avery) of Marble Hill, and Chad Mellon (Amy) of Jacksonville, Missouri; five great-grandchildren Jordan Maurer, Abigail and Amy Ennis, Taylor Ancell (Luke) and Kaleb Mellon.

Funeral services for Darleen (Rawlings) Stiverson, 94, of Sedalia, Missouri, formerly of Clarinda, will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial will follow the service in the Clarinda Cemetery. Visitation with the family greeting friends will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until the start of the service.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda is in charge of arrangements


Sturm, Helen Mae Oakes - Helen Mae Sturm, daughter of Walter Earl and Edith Kate (Strait) Oakes, was born on March 28, 1932 in Atchison County, Missouri. Helen entered into rest on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at The Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa at the age of 82 years, 3 months, 3 days.

Born on the family farm, in northwest Missouri, Helen attended grade school at the Cross country school. She then attended Hamburg High School in Hamburg, Iowa, graduating with the Class of 1950. Following high school, Helen attended Peru State Teachers College in Peru, Nebraska.

On January 16, 1952 Helen was united in marriage to Ernest Richard Sturm in Falls City, Nebraska. To this union three children were born, Pamela, Rebecca and Stephen. Following their marriage they resided in Shenandoah and later in Omaha and Bancroft, Nebraska.

Helen worked her way through high school due to having to pay room and board and out-of-state tuition. Over the years, she worked for Bell Telephone Communications as a telephone operator, at Tidy House and Extra Touch as their secretary. She was also a part owner with her husband of Iowa Credit Corporation. Helen then worked at Grape Community Hospital as the insurance and billing clerk before becoming receptionist for Dr. Jerry Schaaf. She last worked for Earl May's and Henry Field's nurseries before retiring in 1985.

Preceding Helen in death were her parents; husband, Ernest Richard Sturm; brother, Claude Oakes; sister, Betty Spiegel; sister-in-law, Mercedes Oakes; brother-in-law, Raymond Spiegel; and nephew, Kenny Bemburger.

Survivors include her three children, Pamela Athen and her husband Michael of Riverton, IA, Rebecca Sturm of Shenandoah, IA, and Stephen Sturm and his wife Carol of Leawood, KS; seven grandchildren, Hilary Hummel, Jay Parker, Jake Schubert, Jordan Schubert, Jamie Schubert, Megan Sturm and Jeffrey Sturm; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends



Thomas, Elizabeth, Miss, was laid to rest in the Hawleyville cemetery, March 28 [1900].She had been an invalid for years. She madeher home withher sister, Mrs Liza Hicks. Her brother was the first person buried in the Hawleyville cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 6, 1900 in Hawleville items


Tiemeyer, Lilian Marion Krueger - Lilian Marion Krueger, the daughter of Frederick and Josephine (Korjzel) Krueger, was born July 14, 1917, on the family farm at Hebron, Nebraska. She passed away on Sunday morning, June 8, 2014 at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 96 years, 10 months and 25 days. Lillian was baptized at an early age into the Lutheran faith and on May 15, 1932 was confirmed and became a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron, Nebraska.
Lillian grew up in the Hebron area and graduated from Hebron High in 1936. Upon graduation, she worked at the Ayer’s Café as a cook and also did babysitting. On March 24, 1940, she was united in marriage to Arnold R. Tiemeyer of Hebron, Nebraska. They moved to Shenandoah where they made their home on a farm for 63 years. To this union two children were born, Roland A. and Marjorie Ann. Lillian was a stay at home mom for many years helping her husband on the farm, raising chickens and tending to a garden while providing a loving, Christian home for her family. She was an excellent cook and baker and was noted for her tasty homemade pies – apple pie being her specialty. When the children were older, she went to work at the Kearney Plant in Shenandoah until it closed. Later she worked for Henry Field Seed & Nursery where she was employed for 36 years. She then devoted much of her time to gardening and developing a large strawberry patch. She took much pride in the strawberries she picked and sold. She loved to can fruits and vegetables and often shared with her family and friends. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing and playing cards with friends.
She was a life-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and was also a member of the Trinity Lutheran Women’s League. Her Christian faith shone through the life she lived and the way she treated people – always putting others first with her caring, thoughtful ways. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. Her family was very special to her and her special joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding Lillian in death were her loving husband of 63 years in 2003; her parents; brothers, Ernie, Victor and LaVern Krueger; sisters, Lucile Mulig and Lorraine Krueger; step brother Clarence McGraw; step sister, Evelyn McGraw Weidel.
Survivors include her children, Roland Tiemeyer and his wife Monica of Shenandoah, Iowa, Marjorie Freeze and her husband David of Shenandoah, Iowa; grandchildren, Ronda Williams of Ft. Mill, South Carolina, Kevin Tiemeyer and his wife Martha of Shenandoah, Iowa, Trent Tiemeyer and his wife Donna of Farragut, Iowa, Kim Ratliff and her husband Todd of Albia, Iowa, Keri Workman of Albia, Iowa; 13 great grandchildren; along with many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa. Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Turner, Yasuko - Yasuko Turner, age 83, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Friday, July 11, 2014 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Ritchie Funeral Home with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa.

Yasuko (Onodera) Turner, 83, died Friday, July 11 2014, with her family by her side in Clarinda, Iowa. She was born February 26, 1931, in Sendai, Japan to Koyo and Seizi Onodera.
Yasuko graduated from high school and attended college in Japan where she received a degree in education. Yasuko then met and married Doyle Turner while he was stationed in Japan, Doyle and Yasuko returned to the United States in 1956 and resided in Bedford and later Clarinda. To this union there were two daughters Kathleen (Sue) and Linda.

She was an active member of the Clarinda United Methodist church and a fifty year member of the order of Eastern star. Once she had been in the states for a few years and after learning the English language she attended college and obtained her LPN nurse degree and spent 37 years working as an OB nurse in Clarinda and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One of her proudest moments was when she obtained her US citizenship in 1961.
Her interests included family; attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Yasuko every year looked forward to the Glenn Miller festival and enjoyed the Tamana bands from Japan.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters and their spouses, Kathleen and Arvid Garey of Clarinda and Linda and Mark Laumann of Farragut, son and his spouse Hiroshi and Mitcheko Onodera of Sendai, Japan; thirteen loving grandchildren, Scott (Carrie), Amy, Erik (Kim), Heather and Jessie Laumann and Brett and Jennifer Geer, Renee (Tim) McMahon, Dillon Kersey and Tracy (Shad) Brown, Shu, Ken and Megami Onodera; ten great grandchildren, Danica, Makenna, Kandra, Cameron, Evan, Quentin, Xander, Cian, Saige and Tadyn; neices and nephews, Louis and Greg Larson and Janice Mobley, and many friends.

Yasuko is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother in law and sister in law Alberta and Phil Larson.

Vander Linden, Eva Cabeen Oxley - Eva Oxley Vander Linden, age 90, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Friday, June 20, 2014 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 27, 2014 at Trinity Presbyterian Church with Reverend Charles Bulger and Reverend Leslie Traylor officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 26 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Trinity… Presbyterian Church sound system.

Eva (Oxley) Vander Linden was born to Edith Harriett (Stevenson) and John Robert Cabeen on November 1, 1923, at the home near Blanchard, Iowa. She graduated from Amity High School at College Springs, Iowa. She worked as a secretary in Kansas City and at the Prisoner of War Camp at Clarinda, Iowa.

She was united in marriage to Lowell Glenn Oxley on August 28, 1947, at the Reformed Presbyterian Church near Clarinda, Iowa. Five children were born to this union - Carol Marie, Eva Maureen, Mary Louise, Wilma Kay, and Harold Glenn. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and was active in women’s work and in other church activities. She enjoyed working with the 4-H youth.

She was preceded in death by parents, four brothers; Richard, Donald, Howard, and Lyle Cabeen, infant sister, Wilma Hazel; son-in-law, Steven Boggess, and husband, Lowell, who died October 16, 1988. She was married to Cornie Vander Linden, of Pella, Iowa, on September 9, 1995.

Survivors include husband, Cornie Vander Linden, daughters, Carol Boggess of Kansas City, Missouri, Maureen Drake and husband Paul, of Wentzville, Missouri, Mary Oxley, of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and Wilma Schuermann and husband Victor, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, one son, Harold Oxley, and wife, Diane, of Freeport, Illinois, twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, brother-in-law, Lloyd Oxley, and wife, Jan, Papillion, Nebraska, and sisters-in-law Pauline Smith, Salem,, Oregon, Audrey Miller Bridie, Clarinda, IA, Helen Cabeen Lindeman, Griswold, Iowa, and Ellavee Cabeen of Clarinda, Iowa, Bernadine Cabeen of Clarence, New York; nieces; nephews and many friends.


Vawter, Dorothy N. Freeman - Dorothy N. Vawter, of Hannibal, Missouri, formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Beth Haven Home in Hannibal, Missouri at the age of 81 with family at her side.

Dorothy was born the daughter of Ernest and Minnie (Terrill) Freeman on December 31, 1932. She was united in marriage to Elton Vawter on July 22, 1960 in Hannibal, Missouri.

Dorothy and Elton farmed in the Coin, Iowa area before retiring and moving back to Dorothy's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. They later moved to Shenandoah to be close to their daughter. During her working years she worked at several banks while living in Hannibal and Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by her spouse Elton, parents, daughter Valerie Vawter of Shenandoah, sisters; Ernestine "Tina" Freeman of Hannibal, MO, Fern Sanders of Hannibal, MO, Mary Margaret Evans of Monroe City, MO and Virginia McNary of Ouincy, IL and brother Wilson Freeman of Hannibal, MO.

Dorothy is survived by one sister Rebecca DeLashmutt and husband Joe of Advance, NC and numerous nieces and nephews

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Wallin, E. Regina Nelson- Jun 25, 1923 - Jul 11, 2014 - Regina passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell, Iowa.

Esther Regina Wallin, daughter of Victor and Esther (Swanson) Nelson was born on June 25, 1923 in Page County, Iowa. She passed away on July 11, 2014 at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell, IA at the age of 91. Regina attended school in Page County country schools and graduated from Essex High School in 1941. Upon graduation, she attended Red Oak Junior College and Clarinda Junior College and graduated with a teaching certificate. She taught in several country schools throughout Page County, IA for eight years.

On June 4, 1944, Regina was united in marriage to Duane Wallin at Bethesda Lutheran Church. To this union, three daughters were born: Carol, Nancy and Jeanine. Farming until 1955, the family then moved to Essex, IA and raised their children. Regina was a substitute teacher in the Essex Public Schools, where she later assumed responsibility for cooking and managing the school hot lunch program. She and Duane both retired from the Essex school system in 1990 and she continued to live in Essex, spending winters with their daughter, Nancy, in Euless, Texas until 2013.

Regina was a longtime member and faithful participant in many church activities at St. John's including: Sunday School teacher, Lutheran Church Women, Ruth Circle, and the Quilters. She enjoyed the fellowship and sharing of her faith through weekly Bible studies. She was a charter member of the Study and Service Club in Essex where she continued as an active honorary member until her death. Regina was an enthusiastic, loyal supporter of Essex Trojan sports and school activities as demonstrated by proudly wearing her red school jacket and displaying her Trojan yard sign. She was an avid reader and collected all types of decorative frogs.

Regina was preceded in death by her husband, Duane, brother, Lysle Nelson, sisters-in-law, Betty Nelson and Gladys Nelson and her parents.

Regina is survived by her children: Carol (Tom) Sandholm of Grinnell, IA, Nancy (Gerald) Brazell of Euless, TX and Jeanine (Todd) Schademann of Council Bluffs, IA; Six grandchildren: Gerald Brazell, Jr., Amber Brazell, Heather (Darren) Kleis, Heidi (Jeff) Knobloch, Bryan (Ellen) Sandholm, and Will Schademann; Thirteen great grandchildren: Gerald Brazell III, Averey Knobloch, Corbin Kleis, Elsa Knobloch, Bergin Kleis, Adam Brazell, Anna Coates, Audrey Sandholm, Lauren Sandholm, Candace Brazell, Meryl
Sandholm, August Knobloch, and Eva Sandholm; one brother, Darrell (Jule) Nelson of Pueblo, CO; and nephews, Dennis, Tim and Dan Nelson and other relatives and many friends.

The family of Regina Wallin wishes to express their gratitude for the acts of kindness shown to them in their time of sorrow. They invite you to share in a luncheon served at St. John's Lutheran Church following the services at the cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, Essex,
IA or St. Francis Manor in Grinnell, IA.

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Watkins, Nora "Liz" - Nora "Liz" Watkins, age 64, of Maryville, Missouri, entered into peace Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home near Maryville, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Wes Mayfield officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa.


Williams, Gary, Sr - Gary passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014 near Essex, Iowa. Gary Dean William, Sr. was born July 30, 1960 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Jerry and Betty J. (Marshall) Williams. He passed away on Saturday morning, May 24, 2014 near Essex, Iowa at the age of 53 years, 9 months and 24 days.

Gary grew up and attended school in Shenandoah. He had worked several places but most recently he worked for Hoskins Siding in Clarinda, Iowa. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing, preferably ice fishing. He would then share his catch with his friends and family by having fish fry’s. He collected pocket knives and enjoyed giving them to his grandkids. He loved his black lab Ginger like she was one of his kids. He was ornery and appeared rough but he was a big ole teddy bear and enjoyed helping people. His true love was his family, his adopted family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his grandparents; and his daughter-in-law, Molly Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Williams of Essex, Iowa; his children, Chasidy Roberts and her husband Jon of Shenandoah, Iowa, Gary Dean Williams, Jr. of Coin, Iowa; step children, Stacy Jones of Shenandoah, Iowa, Treavor Hodge and Missy Keeler of Shenandoah, Iowa, Richard Hodge of Reed Springs, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Felicia, Tucker, Ethan, Chloe, Caitlyn, Courtney, Jazmyne, Brody and Caden; a great grandson, Daniel (Jr.); his father, Jerry Williams and his wife Doris of Joplin, Missouri; three brothers, Michael Williams and his wife Marie of Joplin, Missouri, Jack Williams of Shenandoah, Iowa, John Williams and his wife Deb of Springfield, Missouri; mother-in-law, Mildred Harris of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa


Wright, Karen Ketcham -Karen Kay was born May 20, 1945 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter Darrel and Kathryn (Miller) Ketcham. She passed away on Thursday afternoon, June 5, 2014 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 69 years and16 days.
Karen grew up in rural Shenandoah where she attended Tarkio #8 rural school through the eighth grade. She later attended Shenandoah High School where she graduated as Salutatorian of the class of 1963. During high school she was very active as a class officer, Student Council, National Honor Society, cheerleader and drum majorette. Following high school she attended SCI (now University of Northern Iowa) where she was a cheerleader and President of her sorority. On June 23, 1968 Karen was united in marriage to Robert Dale Wright in Norwich, Iowa. This union was blessed with three children, Scott, Shelley and Kristine.
Karen taught school at Central High School in Davenport, Iowa. She later worked as a substitute teacher in both Davenport and Shenandoah, Iowa. She later worked at Central Surveys in Shenandoah for 24 years where she retired as Executive Vice President. She was a member of the Norwich United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and served on the Board. She was also an officer in United Methodist Women and served as an American Red Cross board member. Karen’s greatest joys in life were her family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert; her daughter, Shelley Wright Marshall; her brother, Ken Ketcham; sisters-in-law, Raenell (Bobbie) Ketcham and Colleen Ketcham; and a nephew, Doug Ketcham.
Survivors include her children, Scott Wright and his wife Lara of Ankeny, Iowa, Kristy Wright and her husband Chris of Shenandoah, Iowa; four grandchildren, Lindsay, Megan and Andrew Wright of Ankeny, Iowa, Nick Stanley of Shenandoah, Iowa; her siblings, Dennis Ketcham of The Villages, Florida, Bruce Ketcham and his wife Sara of Shenandoah, Iowa, Kim Leininger and her husband John of Shenandoah, Iowa; sister-in-law, Pat Ketcham of Sun City, Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Sherry Wright of Silvis, Illinois; along with many other relatives and friends

Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah.

Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa




Wyatt, Mildred DeLoris "Dolly" -

Dolly Wyatt, of Braddyville, IA, passed away on July 13, 2014, at the age of 77.

Mildred DeLoris “Dolly” Rodriquez was born on July 31, 1936, in Maryville, MO, to David and Anna Rodriquez.

Dolly went to school and graduated from Horace Mann High School in 1954. She started her restaurant career at the age of ten, where she acquired her “second parents”, Dick and Lois Bowman.

She married Don Wyatt on March 31, 1955; and they had 3 children, Mike, Cindy, and Mark. They bought the “71” Café; but a year later Don passed away on October 6, 1969.

Dolly continued to work in the restaurant business; and when she moved to Braddyville, IA., where she eventually owned Dolly’s Country Kitchen, and Braddyville Saloon. Many friends enjoyed her donuts, tenderloins, strawberry pies, chocolate fudge, and just good eating and visiting.

Besides her husband Don, Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Avelina; her “second parents” Dick and Lois Bowman; Mark’s friend, Kathy Gearhart; and her “third son” Randy Butt.

Dolly is survived by her children, Mike and wife Pat Wyatt, of Maryville, MO; Cindy Adams, and Mark Wyatt, both of Braddyville, IA; grandchildren, Jesse Adams; Brianne Catalano and husband Gus, Tracy Adams Brown and husband Shad, and their children, Saige and Tadyn; Renee Adams McMahon and husband Tim and their son, Cian. 2 sister in laws, Darlene Jackson, and Wanda Gray, both of Maryville, MO; and brother in law, Gary Wyatt, St. Joseph, MO. She is also survived by many relatives and friends who will miss her greatly.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM, to 4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO, then a short committal service will be at the Nodaway Memorial Gardens, also of Maryville.