Page County, Iowa obituaries
Pat O'Dell -
Bahn, David Dale -

David Bahn, age 62, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Richard Iske officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

David Dale Bahn was born February 16, 1954, in Norfolk, Nebraska to Delaine Dale Bahn and Janet Mary (Barlowe) He grew up in Norfolk and Omaha, graduating from Omaha North High School. David continued his education at North East Community College in Norfolk. On September 20, 1975, he was united in marriage to Connie Barton in Norfolk, Nebraska. They were blessed with three children, Ginger, Travis and Kyle.

David was in law enforcement for his entire working career. He was with Clarinda Police Department for fourteen years as a patrolman/drug investigator. He earned a silver star for bravery from the National Association of Chiefs of Police while with the Clarinda Police Department. David worked with the Madison Nebraska Police Department as sergeant/investigator. He returned to Clarinda to be a correctional officer at the Clarinda Correctional Facility where he remained for twenty two years. In addition to working in law enforcement, he also worked as a newspaper inserter for the Omaha World Herald, Norfolk Daily News and the Clarinda Herald Journal.

David enjoyed fishing, camping and was a gun enthusiast. He was an avid reader and would reread books multiple times. He also enjoyed writing. His family and friends were very important to him and he enjoyed being with them.

Preceding David in death were his parents, Dale and Janet; grandparents, Russell Maxson and Lilly Maxson; grandparents, Henry and Bessie Bahn; father-in-law, Lyle Barton; brother-in-law, Randy Barton.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Connie Bahn of Villisca, Iowa; children, Ginger Bahn and Rick Rupp of Clarinda, Iowa, Travis Bahn and wife Jamie of Villisca, Iowa, Kyle Bahn and Chrissy Bedsworth of Red Oak, Iowa; grandchildren, Jonathan Lopez, Jordan Rupp, Ryan Rupp, Emily Bahn, Rogan Bahn, Brandon Smith, Cameran Bahn, Jaxon Bahn, Annabelle Squires, Dani Bedsworth and Brayton Bedsworth; sister, Peggy Rupp of Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Russell Bahn and wife Trudy of Pulaski, Tennessee; sister, Judy Bahn of Fayetteville, Tennessee; sister, Pam Dodson and husband Richard of Columbia, Tennessee; nieces; nephews and many friends.


Baker, Virginia "Jennie" Morris Alexander

Mrs Jennie Baker, resident of the Gravity community for many years, died at the Thogmartin nursing home in Bedford, Wednesday, July 22. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Gravity, Friday afternoon. Rev E.M. McGehee of the Bedford Presbyterian church officiated. Burial in Summit cemetery in Page county.

Jennie Morris, daughter of David and Nancy Morris was born near Morrison, Ill., August 29, 1873 and died at the age of 85 years, 10 months, 23 days.

She moved with her parents when a small child to a home in Page county where she attended school. She was one of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death.

On April 6, 1904 she was united in marriage to Charles A. Alexander. They established their home west of Clarinda, where they lived three years, then moved to a farm northwest of Gravity. To this union were born three children, a daughter, Eva, who died in infancy; two sons, Malvern Alexander of Gravity, Walter Alexander of Bedford.

Her husband passed away on March 3, 1927 and she moved to Gravity, where she was married on April 15, 1945 to Elzy P. Baker, who passed away August 5, 1955.

Early in life she accepted Christ and attended a rural church across the road from their farm home. Later she attended the Methodist church in Gravity, where she remained a devoted and faithful member.

She is survived by her two sons, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren. BEDFORD TIMES-PRESS, Bedford, Iowa, Jul 30, 1959


Barr, Patricia "Pat" Lee Walter - Patricia Lee (Walter) Barr, the daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Wolford) Walter, was born in Shenandoah, Iowa on March 14, 1953.  She passed away in Tarkio, Missouri on January 23, 2017. 

Pat attended school in Shenandoah, Iowa and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1971. Pat attended a Business School in Lincoln, Nebraska and, after graduation, worked as a secretary in an insurance company in Lincoln for several years.  Pat moved back to Shenandoah and worked for many years at the Earl May Nursery, Fareway Grocery, and at Walmart.

Pat married Tim Barr in 1985. Her son, Matthew Barr was born in 1988. Pat was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and a member of PEO. She served on the board and very active in Relay For Life. Pat enjoyed crocheting, music, and traveling. Pat's greatest joy was being a part of any activity of her son, Matt's, family and friends. She spent many hours at the baseball field through the years watching Matt play baseball. And, any time spent with her grandchildren, Liam and Kegan was something that Pat treasured.

Proceeding Pat in death was her father, Richard Walter. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Tiffaney Barr of Shenandoah, IA; mother, Dorothy Walter of Shenandoah, IA; mother-in-law, Karen Cumming of Bridgeport, NE; sisters, Georgia (Richard Stacy) Walter of Omaha, NE and Denise (Randy) Smith of Bonner Springs, KS; brother, John (Rose) Walter of Shenandoah, IA; sister-in-law Billie (Parker) Smith of Bridgeport, NE; grandsons Liam Barr and Kegan Swenson of Shenandoah, IA; Tim Barr of Shenandoah; many nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, much loved "adopted sons and daughters" and friends.

Celebration of life funeral service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 pm, Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

Burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah


Campbell, Howard Gene - Dr. Howard Campbell, 75, retired Clarinda Chiropractor died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 31 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Andy Rubenking and Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Monday, January 30, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Palmer College of Chiropractic, the chair lift at the New Market Methodist Church Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries.

Howard Gene Campbell was born December 22, 1941 in Carroll, Iowa to Frank R. Campbell and Dorothy Mae (Zaiger) Campbell. He grew up in the Audubon area with his five siblings. He graduated from Audubon High School and the Palmer College of Chiropractic at Davenport in 1963. He was united in marriage March 23, 1962 in Audubon, Iowa to Sharalynn Hansen. They were blessed with three children, Kimberly Kay, James Howard, and Tina Louise.

Howard began his chiropractic practice in his home town of Audubon, Iowa with Dr. H. T. Barnes after his graduation. He and his family moved to Clarinda in 1966 and he began his chiropractic practice by sharing an office with Dr. George Herron. He continued his practice on East Washington Street until his retirement in 2013. Howard was a 50 year alumni of Palmer College of Chiropractic, member of the President’s Club and a member of the fraternity of Palmer College. He was also very active in the Clarinda Community. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, Clarinda School Board, Toast Masters and Clarinda Chamber of Commerce board member. Howard was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, serving on the church administrative council and board of trustees.

Howard enjoyed relaxing with his woodworking projects. He was an avid reader and jokester. His top priority was his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding Howard in death were his parents; parents-in-law, Stanley and Gerda Hansen; grandparents; brother, Richard Campbell; sister, Doris Greer and her husband Jack; brothers-in-law, Ken Fairchild, Dwight Persels, and Jerry Hansen.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sherry Campbell of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Kim Williams and husband Cameron of Clarinda, Iowa, Jamie Campbell and wife Rhonda of Clarinda, Iowa; Tina Campbell and husband Jason Severson of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Megan Roberts (Adam), Nicholas Heuer (Kate), Cody Williams (Leslie), Jerod Heuer (Julie), Matthew Brown (Amanda), Courtney Brown (Scott), Tia Campbell (David), Skie Campbell, Carson Campbell, Claire Severson and Andrew Severson; ten great grandchildren; sisters, Donna Granneman (Wayne) of Davenport, Iowa, Francis Fairchild (Leroy Schaff) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Lois Hansen of Bellevue, Nebraska, Loretta Campbell of Audubon, Iowa; nieces; nephews; and many, many friends


Copp, James M. -James Copp, age 92, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. No services will be held at this time. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

James Melbourne Copp was born July 25, 1924 in Eagle Grove, Iowa to Frank Copp and Mary (Johnson) Copp. He grew up in the Eagle Grove area and graduated from Eagle Grove High School. Following his graduation, he hopped the rails and traveled to Washington. While in Washington, he worked as an auto mechanic. In his life time he worked for the railroad and his love for the railroad continued throughout his lifetime. When World War II broke out he traveled back to Iowa and entered the United States Army at the age of 19 on March 23, 1943. He served in the Rhineland and Central Europe as a construction machinery mechanic and was taken to the front lines when equipment needed repair. As a member of the Eighth Infantry Division he entered combat east of the bulge on March 6, 1945. He was awarded two bronze stars and two Combat Battle Stars. His company opened the gates of a concentration camp and he found himself a few feet from General Omar Bradley, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and General Bernard Montgomery. He was discharged January 26, 1946. Jim was honored by the Society of Survivors of the Holocaust on April 7, 1979.

Jim was an excellent auto mechanic and worked at the Evans Motor Company in Clarinda. He retired from the Lisle Corporation. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Cooper August 16, 1957. Jim enjoyed gardening and shared his produce and was especially proud of his tomatoes. His activities included hunting, fishing, reloading shells, cooking and baking. He was also a first class handyman. He was a good neighbor. His dog was very special to him and enjoyed sharing stories about him.

Preceding Jim in death were his parents; sisters, Eleanor, Mary, Beverly, infant sister Clovis; brothers, Alvin and Franklin; son-in-law, Larry Fritz.

Survivors include his wife Lorraine Copp of Clarinda, Iowa; sons, John Eichelberger of Colorado and Charles Copp of Clarinda; daughters, Chris Holmes and Tom Ives of Clarinda and Ellen Fritz of Council Bluffs, Iowa; numerous grandchildren and several great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends


Cox, Bryan Robert - Bryan, 60, of Salina, Kansas and formerly of Shenandoah passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Shenandoah First United Methodist Church. There will be a time of fellowship with the family following the service at the church. Private family inurnment will take place in the Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville, Iowa. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are being directed in Bryan's name to the Shearer Cemetery or to OCCK Inc. Developmental Disability Services in Salina, KS. Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service of Shenandoah in charge of arrangements.

Bryan Robert Cox was born to Rev. Robert I. Cox and Anita (Thompson) Cox on May 9, 1956 in Billings, MT. He went to join the Lord January 29, 2017. Bryan grew up moving across the upper Midwest following his father’s ministry to many congregations; it was then he developed his strong sense of family; family was the only constant having attended as many as eight schools in 12 years. After finishing high school in Gurley, NE, Bryan left for Dana College in Blair, NE where he would find the love of his life, Jana Christensen. Falling madly in love during the course a few poetic months, they were married in Jana’s hometown of Shenandoah, IA on September 19, 1976.

It was in Shenandoah that Bryan and Jana started their own family with three boys. Although it was a great job opportunity that took them to Salina, KS in 1984, Bryan always measured his success in life by raising three boys into men, becoming a grandpa and loving his bride every day more than the last.

Although Bryan had a singular focus in his love and spiritual lives, his professional life was as equally determined as it was eclectic; a perfect match for his wit and startling intellect. Bryan’s calling was to serve people, from his early years in Shenandoah as an EMT to a decade spent securing financial protection and security for clients all over the Midwest as an insurance agent and financial advisor. Personal disabilities proved to redirect Bryan’s calling once again to service of others. In 1992 Bryan began to work in the industry that would provide the setting for the rest of his career; home health care. It was more than a career to Bryan, it was a passion. He never worked a day to provide living solutions to people that needed them; it was always a sense of duty that drove his inexhaustible work ethic. This passion ad sense of duty defined him in many ways for all those he worked with and serviced. Bryan was honored to be a longtime board member for OCCK (Occupational Center of Central Kansas). Bryan worked for several companies, notably Funk Pharmacy and Mobility in Concordia, KS and most recently with Brightree, LLC.

Bryan’s devotion to his children also manifested in another life passion; coaching youth sports. A constant on the sidelines since his boys laced up cleats, Bryan’s diligence and pursuit of service took him quickly from the sideline to the boardroom. In a series of transitions from youth coach, to assistant director of the Salvation Army Youth Football program, to a founding member of a large merger of youth football programs to a respected board member. Bryan watched football every Friday night and Saturday morning just to spot kids he had worked with; proud of their successes without ever realizing it was also his success.

A man of unshakable faith, even in recent years of personal physical limitations, Bryan’s love of family and strength of faith once again stood as the example for which his sons and grandchildren built their lives. His encyclopedic knowledge of the bible and his profound ability to entertain with a story set the stage for laughs at family gathering and lessons in quiet rooms.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents and his infant sister, Laura Lee. Bryan is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jana. His three boys; Joshua, wife Kelli of Olathe, KS and their children Ethan, Emma and Elijah. Ben, wife Erin of Kansas City, MO and their children Layla, Ellie, Declan and Hayden. BJ (Bryan Jansen), wife Tammi and their children Kyler, Jocelynn, Christian and Brysie. His brother Eugene wife Mileth of Kuwait City, Kuwait. Bryan was also incredibly close to his niece Kassandra Waite and nephew Matthew Cox. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, David Christensen of Stanton, IA and the families of his children Leslie and Scott. And his mother-in-law “mom” Verla Christensen of Shenandoah, IA. Bryan leaves behind a legacy of service and a trail of friendships to which many would find too daunting a climb to even aspire, but which for him came in the natural course of living his life in the manner set before him by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ


Crawford, Ella Mae Gilbert - Ella Mae (Gilbert) Crawford, 90, of Shenandoah, Iowa passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah. As per her wishes, her body was donated to the Nebraska Anatomical Board to help further scientific study.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service of Shenandoah in charge of arrangements

Ella Mae Crawford, the daughter of Levi Alpheous and Vena Mae (Conkin) Gilbert, was born on August 11, 1926 in Shenandoah, IA, and went to be with Jesus on December 23, 2016, in Shenandoah, IA, at the age of 90 years.

Ella Mae’s childhood years were filled with energetic, and busy, days with the Gilbert Family’s 13 children, (six sisters and seven brothers). This included living together on a farm, and attending the rural Careview Country School. Ella Mae would always laugh when she shared her many stories about when she was young and walked several miles in the snow, with her brothers and sisters, to the country school. Her family later moved to Shenandoah, where she attended the Shenandoah School District. After High School, Ella Mae was united in marriage to Fred Crawford in Smith Center, KS and blessed with two children, Charlene and Dwight. Ella Mae was extremely broken hearted, as was her entire family, with the loss of her husband, Fred Crawford, a U.S. Army Veteran who was stationed, and killed, in Italy during the World War II Campaign. On behalf of her Heroic Military husband, Fred Crawford, Ella Mae was honored, with receiving Fred’s Purple Heart Medal of Honor, and Bronze Star Medal of Honor, as well as a signed document of condolences from Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States.

In 1959, Ella Mae graduated from Barnes Beauty School in Council Bluffs, IA. She then worked as a beautician for five years, and in 1964 she started her own Beauty Shop business located under the Bowen Bakery in Shenandoah. Several years later she bought a house and established a beauty shop in the basement of her home. Within a few more years, she purchased a house next door to her home. Her team of brothers tore down the house and constructed an addition to her current home which was completed in 1975. This was a spacious beauty shop addition where “Ella Mae’s Beauty Shop” was located in her home for 35 years. Ella Mae retired in 2011 and had achieved a career as a beautician with a total of 52 years.

Additionally, Ella Mae always made extra special time through the years for her parents, children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Whenever anyone needed something, Ella Mae loved helping others and was always available to help. Ella Mae looked forward to every high school reunion and reconnecting with her classmates, and she especially enjoyed the 50th reunion. Additionally, she loved volunteering with the Methodist Women’s Group and managing, the Methodist Missions Room and the annual church rummage sales. Ella Mae’s passion for gardening, and yard work, was spectacular. She could make anything grow, and took the time to raise a plentiful garden to share with others, which included caning tomatoes. Ella Mae was known to be up early in the morning, working all day in her beauty shop, in the yard until dark, and was still mowing her beautiful yard at the age of 84 years old. With our love for Ella Mae, she will always be in our hearts with the wonderful memories we shared with her.

Preceding Ella Mae in death were her parents, Levi and Vena Mae; husband,Fred; son, Dwight; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Eula Clark and Russell, Blanche Stoker and LaVerne and Evelyn McConkey and Ted; seven brothers and four sisters-in-law, Ellis, Kimber and Aletha, Elmer and Louise, Orlan and Irene, Bill and Norma and John and Ozzie Gilbert.

Survivors include her daughter, Charlene Crawford of Kellogg, IA and granddaughters, Bethany Cook and her husband Ryan and Rebecca Murphy of Omaha, NE; grandson, Chad and wife Angie Murphy-Synder and great grandaughter, Samantha Synder and great grandson, Charles Synder all of Alvion, IA; daughter-in-law, Barb Crawford, of Shenandoah, IA and grandsons Mark of Shenandoah, IA and Matthew, wife Jennifer, and great grandson Evan and great granddaughter Bryn of Waukee, IA; sisters, Myrtle Richardson of Gretna, NE and Lena Hewitt of Palm Bay, FL and sister-in-law, Pastor Marcia (Gilbert) Barnett and husband Pastor Don of Claremont, MO; very, very, special nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Ella Mae’s noble request to donate herself for humanity has been respectfully honored by her family and the Anatomical Board of the State of Nebraska, for the advancement of medical research and science. Ella Mae’s family invite her relatives and friends to attend Ella Mae’s Life Celebration Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, IA at 10:00 am on Friday, January 13, 2017


Crouse, Robert Lewis "Bob" - Robert Lewis "Bob" Crouse, age 83, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Red Oak Healthcare Community. Bob was born August 25, 1933 in Corning, Iowa the son of Clinton and Nellie (Brown) Crouse. He graduated from Corning High School in 1951 and started a long career in both the grocery business and the Iowa Army National Guard. He started his career working for HyVee in Corning and later Safeway Stores. He was united in marriage to Maxine Stanbrough on August 29, 1954 in Essex, Iowa. While working for Safeway Bob and his family lived in many different communities including Corning, Ottumwa, Essex and Red Oak on several occasions. Red Oak became their permanent home in 1965 where Bob worked for Safeway, Hunts Super Value, and No Frills where he retired. He served many years in the Army National Guard retiring in 1985. He was a long time faithful and active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he served on many committees and was Chairman of the men's group in the "old" church building. Bob also served the community in many capacities through the Chamber of Commerce, the Hospital Auxiliary as a courier, the Senior Citizens Center, Area Agency on Aging, the Red Oak Optimist Club where he served as a charter member and Past President, and the American Red Cross giving of himself over many years. After retirement Bob and Maxine enjoyed many years wintering in Texas.

Preceding Bob in death were his parents; infant sister, Joylou; sister, DeLoma Hogue; and granddaughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Hill. Survivors include his wife: Maxine Crouse of Red Oak, IA; children: Rhonda Mannasmith and husband Larry of Maryville, MO; Brent Crouse of Ft. Collins, CO; Angela Hill and husband Christopher of Liberty, MO; and Dan Crouse and wife Karen of Red Oak, IA; grandchildren: Vanessa Parsons and husband Tye of Maryville, MO; Hilary Simmons and husband Ian of Omaha, NE; Jason Crouse of Red Oak, IA; Mariah Crouse of Council Bluffs, IA; Kristopher Hill of Spokane, WA; Cameron Hill and wife Jessica of Lee's Summit, MO; and SueAnn Crouse, Michael Crouse, and Nicholas Crouse of Red Oak, IA; great grandchildren: Lucy, Ellie, Cora, Kyler, and Avery; brother: Larry Crouse of Norcross, GA; sisters-in-law: Elaine Woodyard of Georgia; Karen Ahrens and husband Bob; Donna Currie; Beverly McGargill and husband Luke; and Kathy Stanbrough of Shenandoah, IA; brother-in-law: Bob Stanbrough and wife Bernadette of Shenandoah, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will be at a later date at the Essex, Iowa Cemetery. Viewing and visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 PM Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Memorials are suggested to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements


Depew, Inez Jo - Inez Jo Depew, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Friday at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be in Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa.

Inez Josephine Depew was born February 2, 1931 to Charles Depew and Mary (Crouse) Depew near Boulder, Colorado. She lived southeast of New Market, Iowa on a farm with her parents, brother, Paul, sister, Leila; Inez being the youngest.

Inez and her sister Leila were baptized August 18th, 1946 at the Christian Church in Clarinda, Iowa. She attended Turner School and New Market High School graduating in 1949.

From photos seen of Inez on the farm, she loved animals and being with family. Putting on chore boots and helping was part of the farm life she enjoyed.

Inez worked for the phone company in Clarinda as an operator for many years, before that job became obsolete due to modern technology. Inez became an Avon sales person for many years and commented on enjoying meeting so many nice people.

Inez enjoyed taking vacations with Leila, seeing many states and sights. They loved to take photos of where they had been. Reading was also enjoyed by Inez, reading a broad range of subjects.

One important part of Inez’s life was her commitment to the Lord. She was a member of the New Market Church of Christ. A quiet servant of the Lord, that was faithfully there every Sunday. She went on several mission trips to Haiti and worked with the Deanna Diggs Dorce family. In season, she brought fresh flowers she had grown, to place in vases at the church on Sunday mornings. When fellowship dinners were planned, you could count on some very good food showing up from her kitchen!

Inez also loved kids and invited and brought several to church over the years. Her quiet manner in serving her Lord was an example to others. After a time that she could no longer attend physically to worship, she continued to be involved in supporting the church and wanting to know what everyone was doing. A beloved sister in Christ was greatly missed when she could no longer be with her church family.

Preceding Inez in death were her parents; brother, Paul Depew and sister, Leila Depew.


Dyke, Elizabeth McNeal, daughter of Thomas and Mary Arlington McNeal, was born near Utica, Iowa, July 14, 1852. She was the youngest of five children: James and Charles McNeal, Rebecca Strickland and Mary Moore; her brothers and sisters all have preceded her in death.

When she was quite young her parents moved to Lee County, Ia., then later from there to Page county, where they settled on a farm near North Page.

When a girl, she united with the Christian church, then later, with her husband, joined the Methodist church in Hepburn.

October 11, 1868, she was united in marriage to William K. Dyke, and to this union three children were born: Thomas Dyke, near Hepburn; Mrs Mary Scott of Council Bluffs, and Mrs Delia McAlpin, who died two years ago.

There are five grandchildren, Mrs Waldon Weaver, Judd and Lina Scott, Fay Hastie and Lyle Dyke; also three great grandchildren, Doris Elaine and Herbert Scott and Maralyn Dyke.

Mr and Mrs Dyke spent all of their married life in Valley township, nearly sixty-two years. They kept their own home until two years ago, when they came to live with their son. There they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary on October 11, 1928. Shortly after this Mr Dyke was taken to his bed. Mrs Dyke stayed faithfully by him until the end, never leaving him for more than a few hours at a time. But few days have gone since he passed on; now she has joined him to again begin a new life in a new world. Both will be sadly missed by their loved ones, yet we are thankful for their long lives and glad that they may again be together in the new life.

The funeral services were held at Fairview church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev Carl Lyle Windsor, pastor of the Rose Hill church of the United brethren in Christ. The text used was "At evening time there shall be light." The body was laid to rest beside her husband who preceded her in death only a few days. The sweet singers sand "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "The Lord is My Shepherd," and "Going Down the Valley." The same pall bearers who carried Mr Dyke to his final resting place, also served Mrs Dyke. the funeral cart was led by the minister and six flower bearers. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1930


Dyke, William - Hepburn News-W.K. Dyke died at the home of his son, Tom Dyke, Monday night. He has lived all his life in the vicinity of Hepburn. Two years ago Mr and Mrs Dyke went to make their home with their son. During that time he had been confined to his bed most of the time. He had just passed his 90th birthday. The funeral will be held at the Hepburn church Friday afternoon at 2:30. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 25, 1930


Wm. Dyke Dies at age of 90

Another of our old settlers has passed away, William Dyke, ninety years of age, who for over eighty years has been a resident of the county, and who passed away Tuesday morning, at the home of his son, Tom Dyke, near Sams school house, east of Hepburn.

Mr Dyke was born in 1840, in Tennessee, coming to Iowa nine years later, with his parents, and has ever since been an honored resident. The cars which have been passing his home on the paving on 71 the past summer look very different from the equippages and mud roads of the early days.

The funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon, at 2:30, from the Hepburn church. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 25, 1930



Foster, Albina Frances Hebbert - Albina Frances Hebbert, second youngest of a large pioneer family immigrating from Ohio by covered wagon, was born Nov 28, 1859, in Wood County, Ohio, and died June 29, 1951, at her home in Clarinda, Iowa at the age of 91 years, 7 months and 1 day.

Albina was but six years old when she came to Page county and her father died a few months after they settled here. They endured the many hardships and her mother reared the children to manhood and womanhood. She made her home for a few years in the home of Mr and Mrs J.C. Brooks as one of the famly.

On Jan 3, 1884, she was united in marriage to Thomas M. Foster and to this union was born 11 children: Martha of Red Oak; Herbert, deceased; Thurman of Folsom, Calif; Lucretia of Eureka, Calif, who helped care for her as an invalid; Howard, deceased; Homer of Braddyville, Iowa; Jake of Oregon City, Ore; Ruth of Clarinda; Hazel of Lawton, Iowa, who helped care for her as an invalid; Mary of Clarinda, who lived with her and helped care for her; and Dwight of Ogden, Utah. Mr Foster preceded her in death in 1938.

Besides her family, she is survived by one sister, Mrs Arminta Cunning of New Market, who is 93 years of age; 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She joined the Methodist church when a young girl and taught in Sunday school for many years. After moving to Clarinda in 1925 from a farm nearby, she attended the Christian church and worked with the Loyal Women's Sunday school class there.

Mrs Foster was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, having three sons, who served their country in World War I. She was a silver star mother, loyal to country, home and God.

Funeral service was held at the Walker Funeral Home at 3 pm Sunday, July 1, 1951 with the Rev Lester Greenwood in charge. Soft organ music was played during the entire service by Aletha Hutchings, and Doris Forbes sang. The flowers were cared for by Darlene Graham, Harlien King, Esther Blankenship, and Frances Brugman. Casket bearers were: Elmer Avery, Clarence Bales, Bruice Bonsall, Jake Bonsall, Lloyd Raynor, and Marvin Hansen. Graveside service at Old Memory cemetery was by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 19, 1951


Freberg, Mary L., Jan 31, 1926 - Jan 6, 2017 - Mary passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at her daughter's home in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorial service pending in May of 2017. Hackett

Mary passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at her daughter's home in Omaha, Nebraska.

Celebration of life memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

Burial of cremains will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Care or Alzheimer's Dementia Association


Holdredge, Mary Lou Gutsch - Mary Lou passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah.

Memorial service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah.

Burial of cremains will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Shenandoah Public Library

Mary Lou Holdridge, daughter of Walter and Lois (Wood) Gutsch, was born on December 20, 1928 in Rock Port, Missouri. Mary Lou passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 88 years and 25 days.

Mary Lou grew up in Westboro were she attended elementary and middle schools. She graduated from Shenandoah High School. On April 30, 1947, she was united in marriage to Robert B. Holdridge at his aunt and uncle's home. They resided in Shenandoah.

Mary Lou and Bob owned and operated State Theater and Iowa Drive-In Theater. She was a librarian assistant for 33 years at the Shenandoah Public Library. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading and gardening.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband Robert B. Holdridge, Sr. and her parents.

Mary Lou is survived by her son Robert B. Holdridge, Jr. of Shenandoah, granddaughter Mary Ann Thornton and husband Josh of Braddyville, three great grandchildren Ashley Ward and husband Seth of Essex, Courtney Ryan of Braddyville and Dakota Mattox of Braddyville, four great-great-grandchildren Jadealynn Ryan, Emberlee Ryan, Kyson Glidden and Maelie Ward and sister Patty Laur and husband George of Westboro, other family and friends

Memorial service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah.

Burial of cremains will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah


Howell, Mary Helen Snyder - Mary Helen Snyder Howell, the daughter of Neal and Thelma (Gamble) Snyder, was born in rural Coin, Iowa on February 7, 1935 and entered into rest on December 31, 2016 at the Brookstone Village in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 81.

Mary Helen was raised in rural Coin, attended country school, later attending Coin High School graduating from the class of 1953. She was active in sports especially basketball, her team went to Iowa girls basketball playoffs.

Mary Helen loved horses throughout her life time she was a member of the Rough Riders in her young years, but enjoyed horses all of her life.

After graduation she worked for Tidy House in Shenandoah later moving to Omaha where she was a grain buyer for Con Agra Foods until her retirement. She enjoyed any kind of sports especially basketball and women's volleyball. She was a avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan. Through the years she volunteered for many things in the Omaha area, and went to many political forums and enjoyed getting together with fellow retired Con Agra employees. (calling themselves the XCon's)

On November 6, 1971 she was united in marriage to Richard Norman "Dick" Howell , in Coin, Iowa. Dick passed away November 2, 2011.

Mary Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a infant brother William E. Snyder. Survivors include many cousins and a host of friends.

Services will be held at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Visitation with the family will be from 7 - 8 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the funeral home.

Memorials to Donors Choice.

Burial will take place at the Polsley Cemetery in rural Yorktown, Iowa


Jamison, Horace Henry "Bud" - Horace Henry “Bud” Jamison, age 91, of Clarinda, IA passed away on December 24, 2016. He was born January 19, 1925 in Clarinda, Iowa to Jay and Irene Jamison. Bud married Phyllis Jean (Prather) in Clarinda, IA on March 7, 1948, who survives. He was a farmer in the Braddyville/ College Springs, IA area and was lifelong member the College Springs Presbyterian Church. Bud was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and his family was always a source of pride and joy. Throughout his life he also enjoyed many friends, golf, bridge, cribbage and the telling of a good story. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Lotta May Lewis, and an infant daughter. In addition to his wife of 68 years he is survived by his two sons, Scott Jamison (wife Dianne) of Bristol, IN, and Brian Jamison (wife Delora) of Columbia, MO; five grandchildren Andy Jamison (wife Shannon) of Bristol, IN, Sarah Swofford (husband Adam) of Columbia, MO, Matt Jamison (wife Trisha) of Lostant, IL, Josh Jamison (wife Lindsey) of Steamboat Springs, CO and Jessica Jamison of Elkhart, IN; and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Jim Jamison (wife Betty) of Mendota, IL and a sister Janis Jensen (husband Robert) of Rogers, AR.
Visitation will be December 31 at the College Springs Presbyterian Church at 12:30 pm with the funeral following at 2 pm. The family requests a donation to the College Springs Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers


Journey, Benoni B., son of Joseph and Samaria Kiser Journey, was born December 7, 1858, in Portland, Jay county, Ind, and died May 25, 1951 at Clarinda, Iowa, aged 92 years, 5 months, and 18 days.

He came with his parents to Page county, Iowa, when ten years of age and spent the remainder of his life as a farmer in this county, excepting twelve years when he lived in Nebraska. As a lad he attended the Butler school.

He was united in marriage to Mary Catharine Good January 14, 1882. Five children came to bring joy to this home. One son, Guy Wesley, preceded his father in death.

He was a good neighbor and friend. To all his many friends, even to children, he has been known as "Ben". He had a great interest in boys.

He is survived by his wife and four daughters: Nettie Bell Giesler of Martinez, Calif, Grace Ethel Grau of Salinas, Calif, Blanche Ella Eberly of Shambaugh, Iowa, Loris Fern Johnson of Independence, Mo, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.

Funeral service was conducted, Sunday afternoon, May 27, at 2 o'clock in the Shambaugh United Missionary church by the pastor, R.T. Starkey. Special music was furnished by Mr and Mrs Horace Stone who sang "This World Is Not My Home", "Going Down the Valley", and "Does Jesus Care". They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs Lisle Young. Casket bearers were: Willie Babb, Port Reed, Dale Weaver, Leland Bunting, Floyd Pierson, and Kenneth Hazelton. Interment was in the Davis cemetery.

THE CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 28, 1951


Journey, Mary Catherine Good, daughter of Aaron and Barbra Blosser Good, was born Oct 21, 1865, near Shambaugh, Iowa, and died at Shambaugh, Iowa, Jan 13, 1956, at the age of 90 years, three months and 23 days.

She was married to Benoni B. Journey Jan 14, 1882. After they established their home they lived in Page County most of their lives, except about seven years which they spent in Frontier County, Nebr.

To this union five children were born. Nettie Belle Geisler, Martinez, Calif; Grace Ethel Grau, Salinas, Calif; Blanche Ella Spencer, Shambaugh, Ia; Guy Wesley Journey, deceased; Loris Fern Johnson, Independence, Mo. Surviving are six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr Journey died in May, 1951, at the age of 92.

She was converted at the age of 13 and lived a Christian till the end. She was a great believer in prayer and in God's wonderful power to heal.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 pm Monday, Jan 16, 1956, with Mrs T. Fessler in charge. Vocal music was by Horace and Thelma Stone. Organist was Aletha Hutchings. Casket bearers were Willie Babb, Port Reed, Dale Weaver, Leland Bunting, Floyd Pierson and Kenneth Hazelton. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery. THE CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 26, 1956


Kaserman, Margaret T. Gamble - Margaret T. Kaserman, 101 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the PEO Home in Beatrice Saturday afternoon, December 24, 2016. She was born on September 27, 1915 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Frank and Mary (Allen) Gamble. She was a graduate of Shenandoah High School, attended business school in Omaha, and had been employed as the secretary for the superintendent of schools in Chillicothe, MO. Margaret and F. Lee Kaserman were married on September 29, 1935. Margaret was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clarinda, Iowa; Chapter KH, P.E.O.; past worthy matron of Eastern Star; and mother advisor of Rainbow. She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, her family, and loved the holiday season.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Kay Bain of Omaha, Beverly Anne Baumhover of Fremont, and Jennifer Jean Borszich and husband Jerry of Leawood, KS; 5 grandchildren, Kevin Lee Bain, Cynthia Anne Baumhover, Scott Allen Bain, Gregory Lee Baumhover, and Corbin Lee Wood; 7 great grandchildren, Nathan Lee Kaserman Bain, Jared Levi Bain, Megan Ashley Baumhover, Kylee Wood, Slaon Wood, Chase Wood, and Emerson Wood; brother William K. Gamble of St. Paul, MN; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mary (Allen) Gamble; husband F. Lee Kaserman; son in laws Ray Baumhover and Dennis Bain; brothers Robert, Paul, and Floyd Gamble; and sisters Frances Whisler and Dorothy Burton.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the PEO Home, 413 N. 5th Street in Beatrice. Interment will be at 3:00 PM Thursday at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. There will be no public viewing or visitation. A memorial has been established to the PEO Home and the Diabetes Association with the funeral home in charge. Sign Margaret's online guest book at

These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice


Kelley, Esther Elaine Kochis - Esther E. Kelley, 78, of Shenandoah, Iowa passed away on Thursday morning, December 22, 2016 at the Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nishna Valley Funeral & Cremation Service in Shenandoah with Pastor Gordon Scott officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation one hour prior to the service Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. Services will be held in Streator, Illinois on Wednesday morning December 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Peter Gluck officiating at Hagi Funeral Home in Streator, Illinois. There will be visitation with the family one hour prior to service. Memorials in Esther's name are being directed to the Alzheimer's Association or to Goldenrod Manor Care Center in Clarinda. Burial will take place in the Riverview Cemetery in Streator, Illinois.

Esther Elaine Kelley was born on February 8, 1938 in Streator, Illinois, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Cipalo) Kochis. She grew up in Streator and graduated from the Woodland High School in 1956. Esther worked as an office manager until her mid 30s and then went to work as a safety director and daytime dispatcher for RME Trucking, and worked for Illinois Fruit & Produce. Esther moved to live in Shenandoah, Iowa in the spring of 1991 and worked at the Shenandoah Wal-Mart as a greeter.
Esther married Roger N. Kelley on October 26, 1958 and they were blessed with two children, Kevin and Kathy. The couple divorced. Esther married Elmer V. Sneath on October 6, 1973. They later divorced.
In Streator, Esther was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge. In Shenandoah, she was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Esther enjoyed playing cards, especially “Euchre”, bowling, and traveling to see her family. She was a wonderful mom and grandma and a good friend to all who knew her.
Esther passed away at the Goldenrod Manor Care Center in Clarinda, Iowa on December 22, 2016, at the age of 78 years, 10 months, and 14 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Kevin Kelley; and siblings, Ann Stinar, Elmer Kochis, Richard Kochis, Norma Marx, and Arthur Kochis.
Esther is survived by her daughter Kathy Mackey and husband Todd of Blanchard, IA; grandsons, Marcus Mackey and Kyle Mackey of Blanchard; sister Marian Carpenter of Fairview Park, OH; brother John Kochis and wife Betty of Streator; many nieces and nephews; extended relatives; and a host of friends


Krull, Erwin Kenneth - Erwin Kenneth Krull, son of Henry Johann and Frieda Marie Doris (Ideker) Krull, was born on January 25, 1931 on his parents’ farm near Hepburn, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Nebraska Medicine (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska with his family close by. He was 85 years, 11 months, 14 days of age.

On February 12, 1931 Erwin was baptized at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, north of Clarinda, Iowa. Erwin’s mother, Frieda was from a family farm near Craig, Missouri. The Krull’s purchased and moved to the family farm near Shenandoah in 1935. On June 13, 1943 Erwin was confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. He attended Grant Country School located on the southwest corner of the farm.

As a young man, Erwin worked part time at the local mill and the salvage yard before enlisting in the U. S. Army on January 29, 1952 during the Korean War. He was selected to continue his training as a Mountaineer and Motor Pool Sergeant in Austria during the war before receiving his honorable discharge. After the war, he met his wife of close to 50 years, Mary Jean (Depke) from Manti. On May 22, 1955 they were united in marriage in Shenandoah. Erwin then attended G. I. farm school and started a long farming career.
Much of Erwin’s time and energy was spent raising grain and livestock on the farm and fixing things with his hands. His interests included family, antique farm equipment, history, nature and anything farm related.

Preceding Erwin in death were his parents; wife, Mary Jean; sister, Dorothy (Krull) Travis; and sister-in-law, Shirley (Depke) White. Survivors include his three children, Carla van Ingen and husband Dan of Milan, Missouri, Kenneth Krull of Shenandoah, IA and John Krull of Midland, Texas; two grandchildren, Dirk van Ingen and wife Katie of Columbus, Georgia and Mary Lentz and husband Nick of Browning, Missouri; two great grandsons, Tucker and Hudson Lentz; brother-in-law, Don White of Parker, Colorado; nephew, Russell White and wife Rhonda and family of Parker, Colorado; niece, Karee White of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; cousins; other relatives and friends.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials in Erwin's name are being directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Clarinda or to the Tarkio Valley Antique Tractor Association. Memorials may be sent: c/o Erwin Krull Family, P. O. Box 277, Shenandoah, IA 51601



Liljedahl, Eleanore Owen Dideriksen - Eleanore Liljedahl, age 88, of Shenandoah, Iowa, entered into peace Monday, January 30, 2017 at her home in rural Shenandoah, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m.,
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Richard Boettner officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hawleyville Cemetery, Hawleyville, Iowa.

Eleanore Elaine (Owen/Dideriksen) Liljedahl, 88, passed away January 30, 2017 in her home in rural Shenandoah, Iowa.

Eleanore was born November 3, 1928, in Hawleyville, Iowa. She was the daughter of Hobart Goodman and Fern Blondell (Steeves) Owen. She was born in the same house as her father, Hobart Owen and grandmother, Birdie Goodman Owen. In 1939, the family moved to Essex, IA. When Eleanore was 14, her father passed away leaving her mother to raise her and her six siblings alone. In 1946, Eleanore graduated from Essex High School and began a job at Security Bank in Shenandoah.

On November 14, 1948, Eleanore married James Peter Dideriksen of Shenandoah, IA. After their marriage they moved to Morton Township and began their life together as life long farmers and partners. Eleanore tended the home and together they raised two sons, Robert Owen and Michael Wayne. Besides her domestic contributions, she also was always right beside Jim as they farmed the land and raised livestock. Eleanore had her own tractor and took pride in being a life long farmer and all that it entails. Eleanore was always her happiest when she was in the fields.

Over the years, Eleanore was an active member of Norwich Methodist Church and served many years as treasurer and a Sunday school teacher. Eleanore and Jim enjoyed camping and traveling and were members of the Excel camping club. While raising their two boys they criss-crossed the United States on many family trips and adventures. They ventured on a few overseas trips and enjoyed seeing different parts of the world; but were always so happy to return to their life in Shenandoah. After they became grandparents, which they jokingly claimed they didn’t ever think would happen; they were devoted to Sarah and Daniel and visited them as often as they could. Eleanore was an excellent cook and her grandchildren eagerly awaited her Christmas cookies and candy every year.

Eleanore was a very strong woman who survived the loss of her husband and two sons way too early in life. Then amazingly she reconnected with her junior high school sweetheart, Charles Clyde Liljedahl, after both had lost their spouses of over 50 years. They were married December 28, 2007 and were overjoyed to have found each other again and became constant companions to one another. They were able to enjoy the retired farmer’s life and just enjoy each other’s company and the new families that blended. They were so lucky to have been able to care for and to be there for each other in their later years.

Eleanore was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, James Dideriksen, her sons Robert and Michael Dideriksen, her brothers, James (infant), Lowell and Leonard Owen and sister Evelyn Boettner.

Eleanore is survived by her husband, Charles Liljedahl, of Essex, Iowa and daughter in law, Janet Dideriksen, and grandchildren Sarah and Daniel Dideriksen of Fort Collins, CO.; brothers David (AdaLou) Owen of Merriam, Kansas, Maurice (Mary) Owen of Braymer, Missouri and sister, Mary Etta Otte of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Gloria Owen of Fort Collins, Colorado; . numerous nieces and nephews, grandnephews, and grandnieces and a large extended family; many friends and neighbors. She will be greatly missed


McElhiney, Jean Yearous - Jean McElhney, age 83, of Yorktown, Iowa, died Saturday, September 10, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev Walden Paige officiating. Visitation with the family was 7-8 pm, Monday, September 12, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Summit Cemetery, rural Yorktown, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to World War II Veterans Memorial. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jean Bernice McElhiney was born July 8, 1922, on the family farm rural Yorktown, Iowa, to Nathan "Ted" Yearous and Hallean (Ellis) Yearous. Jean was a graduate of Yorktown High School and attended a business college in Denver, Colorado. On March 24, 1945, she was united in marriage to Marvin "Mac" McElhiney at New Orleans, Louisiana. While growing up in Yorktown, Jean enjoyed playing softball and basketball. Jean had many activities and interest. She was a Camp Fire Girls leader, Yorktown City County member, and also was chairman of the Yorktown Centennial in 1985. She enjoyed researching local history, bowling, doing crossword puzzles, watching the Clarinda High School Bank perform, reading, movies, music and soap operas. Jean enjoyed life and was quite a prankster.

Preceding Jean in death were her parents and husband. Survivors include her daughters, Maureen Smith of Rogers, Arkansas; Aileen Olenius and husband Vic of Victoria, Texas; grandchildren, Tanya Jones of Rogers, Arkansas, Terry Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada, Lance Olenius and wife Kristi of Houston, Texas, Layna Olenius of Houston, Texas; great grandchildren, Lanzey Jones, Ashley Jones, Brooks Olenius; sister, Evelyn Larson and husband Glenn of Denver, Colorado; sister, Laura Cazee and husband Clarence of Tombstone, Arizona; sister-in-law, Nina Potts of Hopkins, Missouri; sister-in-law, Helen Mendenhall of Ft Dodge, Iowa; nieces and nephews. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 14, 2005


Miller, John Newton Miller was born in Anderson county, Tenn., May 15, 1845. He was the seventh child of George Miller and Aletha Hill Miller in whose family there were fourteen children. The family resided in Tennessee until in November, 1854, when they came to Page county and entered land in what is now Tarkio township.

Mr Miller's education was received in the rural school of that locality.

He enlisted for service during the Civil war on July 14, 1863, when only 18 years of age, in Company A of the Eighth Iowa cavalry and served with that regiment until part of his company, including himself, was captured, July 30, 1864, and was held in Andersonville prison until March 1, 1865. A short time after his release he was returned to the parental home.

Later he came to Clarinda where he engaged in the livery business with James H. Dunlap for a short time. Then resumed farming in Tarkio township for a period.

In 1874 he was residing in Clarinda and entered the employ of the banking house of Collins & West, and remained with them until that institution consolidated with the First National bank of Clarinda. About this time he went into the hardware business at Clarinda and was a member of the firm of Dunlap & Miller, afterward Dunlap, Miller & Foster.

Shortly after this firm sold their business Mr Miller was appointed postmaster at Clarinda by President Arthur, which office he held until his successor was appointed by President Cleveland.

The firm of Webster, Linderman & Co. had now become the successors of the First Nation bank, and later Mr Miller became a member of that firm. In 1882 Mr Webster's death occurred and his estate sold his interest to Solomon West, who became the president of the institution with Charles Linderman vice president and John N. Miller its cashier.

On the 8th day of December, 1905, the Page County bank transferred its assets and business to the Page County State bank which had been organized a few days previous under the banking laws of the state. The new organization included all of the members of the old partnership and a few additional stockholders.

On the 15th day of April, 1907, Mr Linderman died and Mr Miller was chosen as his successor and was president of the bank continuously from that time until the day of his death. His ideals of how a banking business should be conducted were very high and he conscientiously lived up to those ideals during every day of his long banking career.

In character and disposition John N. Miller was kindly, unassuming, rather inclined to reticence, never pursing his views or being assertive in the transaction of business or in social relations. Yet withal a man of firmness and decision, quick in his intuitions and conclusions. In boyhood and manhood his views of life were broad and liberal. His friendships were many and enduring. From the very nature of his business he became familiar with the difficulties and burdens of others, and it can be truly said that wherever possible he was prompt to render every needful aid. He was a generous man with a heart full of kindness and sympathy, his charities and generosities were not ostentatious. However to those who knew him best these traits of character were often in evidence. Strength in his affections, consideration in his actions and loving tenderness were the characteristics of his relations as husband and father, and as a brother.

On May 1, 1873, he was married to Eunice Baker, daughter of Robert N. and Pruella Rose Baker, who had purchased and were residing on the lands entered by the father of Mr Miller, and the marriage was solemnized in the house his father had erected on this land.

To this union were born four children, three of whom, Hugh Miller of Clarinda, Ralph Miller of Boulder, Colo., and Aletha, wife of Frederick H. Sperry of Clarinda, are living, and Pruella Eunice, who lived only three months after her mother passed away, which was on the 19th day of May, 1886.

On the 9th day of May, 1889, Mr Miller was united in marriage with Mary Foster, daughter of Charles W. and Ann L. Foster, who survives him.

Six grandchildren mourn the loss of a kind grandfather, John N. Miller of Boulder, Colo.; Donald Hugh Miller, Eunice Persis Sperry, John Miller Sperry, Frederick Samuel Sperry and Pruella Mary Sperry. Two grandchildren had been laid to rest, John Clark Miller, and Eunice, the infant daughter of Ralph Miller.

Eight of the thirteen brothers and sisters of Mr Miller had passed away before his earthly life ended. The demise of one brother, Ruel Castor Miller, occurring on the same day several hours earlier than that of Mr Miller.

The surviving members of his father's family are Mrs Mary Jane Baker, Mrs Lucy Apple, wife of N.R. Apple, Mrs Sarah Ann Cole, wife of Clarence Cole, all of Clarinda, and William Brownlow Miller and Marvel Hill Miller of Norwich, Iowa, and also a half brother, Frank K. Miller of Denver. Colo. THE CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 2, 1922


Miller, Reuel C., one of the pioneers among Page county citizens, died Saturday, Jan 28, 1922, at 7:30 o'clock, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs C.A. Pace, about two and one-half miles from Benton, Iowa. His remains were brought to Clarinda and to the home of another son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs C.L. Harland, west of town on the Waubonsie Trail. The funeral was held at the home of Mr and Mrs Harland, Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Dr W.C. Williamson. The singers were Mrs W.J. Scott, Mrs J.G. Scroggs, C.D. Keeran and Claude Annan. The bearers were Lee Cagley, Clare Cagley, Paul Harland, Kyle Pace, Gleen Miller and Lewis Maine. Interment was in Birchwood cemetery.

An obituary of Mr Miller as furnished to The Journal will be found further along in this article.

Mr Miller was one of the finest men the writer of these lines ever knew. A farmer by occupation he was industrious and successful. He helped preserve this country's government when the Civil war was in progress. In his later years he lived a retired life. He was honorable, courteous and gentle--a manly man who left a noble example to those associated with him and who are left behind.

The obituary referred to is this:

"Reuel C. Miller was born at Loy Crossing, Anderson county, Tenn., Jan 25, 1838, and departed this life Jan 28, 1922, aged 84 years and 3 days. He was the eldest son of George and Aletha Hill Miller and came with his parents to Page county, Iowa, in November, 1853. This very remarkable family of fourteen brothers and sisters and one half brother, was one of the early pioneer families of Page county, and has been very prominent in the industrial, commercial and political life of the communities in which its members have resided for so many years. The subject of this sketch was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of Company F, First Nebraska infantry service three years and five months, and a faithful member of Warren post, No 11, of the G.A.R. He was married Aug 6, 1860, to Josephine Elizabeth McDonald, who was a member of another prominent pioneer family of Page county, and who preceded him in death three and one-half years. To this union were born three children, Reuel E. Miller of Clarinda, Iowa; Mrs Nellie B. Pace of Penton, Iowa, and Mrs Maude M. Harland, also of Clarinda, Iowa, all of whom survive. Three sisters, Mrs Mary Jane Baker, Mrs Lucy Apple, and Mrs Sarah Ann Cole, all of Clarinda, Iowa, and two brother, William Brownlow and Marvel Hill Miller, of Tarkio township, survive while four sisters, Mrs Neumidy Aventine McGhee, Mrs Parley Susan Akin, Dasia Ellen Miller, and Aletha Jenette Miller, and three brothers, Arlan Raton, Isaac, and James Carson Miller preceded him in death. His brother, J.N. Miller, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away in the evening of the same day on which he died. He is also survived by a half brother, Franklin Kasson Miller of Denver, Colo. In addition to those named there are three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends who mourn he loss of a loved relative and respected friend. Many years ago he professed faith in Christ and became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, uniting first with the class of Tarkio school house and later transferring to the Norwich Methodist Episcopal church. After a long and eventful life he was anxious to lay down his mortal body which was so enfeebled by age and sickness, and expressed 'a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better' (Phil. 1, 23.)" THE CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 2, 1922


Neveln, Lorraine Joyce Klepinger - Lorraine Joyce (Klepinger) Neveln, age 82, of Mankato, Minnesota, formerly of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota. Lorraine was born April 13, 1934 at the family farm in rural Essex, Iowa to Glenn and Edna (Burr) Klepinger. She was raised on the farm and graduated from Shenandoah High School. Lorraine was united in marriage to Gene Neveln in 1955. Following their divorce, Lorraine settled in Red Oak and raised three children. She moved to Minnesota 28 years ago. Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, supporting their many interests. "Grandma" attended nearly all of their sporting events, concerts, and other various activities, and was their #1 fan. She also enjoyed cheering on the Minnesota sports teams and loved keeping up on current events. Her faith was very important to her, carrying her through her life journey.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers Lowell and LaMott Klepinger, sister Marvis Carter, brother-in-law Harold Carter, sister-in-law Beverly Klepinger, daughter-in-law Kathy Neveln, and niece Marcia Pringle. Survivors include son Randy Neveln (Dar Lacher) of New Ulm, Minnesota; son Gregg Neveln of Ames, Iowa; daughter Valerie (Dan) Miller of St. Clair, Minnesota; sister-in-law Leona Klepinger of Marshalltown, Iowa; grandchildren Joel Neveln of Ames, Iowa; Mike (Azure) Neveln of Campton, New Hampshire; Jenny (Kyle) Jonland of New Hope, Minnesota; Jacob and Madison Miller of St. Clair, Minnesota; great grandchildren Kailyn and Kason Jonland of New Hope, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was also eagerly anticipating the arrival of her third great grandchild in March. Her presence will always be felt and her infectious smile will be missed by many.

A celebration of life service will be held 10:30 AM Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Faith Covenant Church in Essex, Iowa. Burial will be in the Essex Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 PM Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements


Newberg, David Paul - David Paul Newberg, 65, of Shenandoah, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah. Per his wishes, David will be cremated with no public services held.

Preceding David in death were his father, Kenneth Ernest Newberg, Sr.; and sister, Judy Newberg.

Survivors include his mother, Maybelle Carrie (Wilcoxson) Henry of Yuma, AZ; sister, Lee Ann Smith of Ohio; brother, Kenneth Ernest Newberg, Jr., and significant other, Debra Binau of Sidney, IA; two sons, Chad Newberg of Des Moines, IA and Jason Newberg of California; other relatives and friends

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Nicholas, Verilee Mary Bruce - Verilee Mary Nicholas, the daughter of Edwin Henry Bruce and Helen Cecilia Grudle Bruce, was born on August 21, 1931 at Council Bluffs, Iowa and entered into rest at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the age of 85.

Verilee was raised in Hastings, Iowa. When she was in the 8th grade the family moved to Malvern, Iowa. She graduated from Red Oak High School on May 25, 1949. She was united in marriage to Thomas Wesley Nicholas at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Red Oak, Iowa on November 29, 1952. To this marriage three children were born, Douglas, Vicki and Wesley. After their marriage they farmed near Essex, Iowa.

Through the years Verilee did many things. She worked for Mutual of Omaha, Union Carbide in Red Oak, Hand Hospital in Shenandoah, all while helping Tom on the farm. She picked chickens, and ran the Dairy Inn in Essex, while working with her husband Tom at S and S Farm Supply Store in Red Oak. When Tom's health was failing she was at home taking care of him until his passing on December 30, 1995. After Tom's death she worked at Hardees and Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah. She later took up crafts and she went to many craft shows to sell her goods, along with cleaning homes in the area and working part time at Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. Her last craft show was just before the holiday season this year.

She enjoyed sewing, creating Angel Pins and crafting of any type, taking her two granddaughters Chelsey and Helen to many of the craft shows. Verilee was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and its Altar Society in Imogene, Iowa.

Verilee was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tom, sister Eileen Jones and husband Dale, a brother Keith Bruce, brother, Donnie Bruce and wife Beverly, sister-in-law Carol Bruce and brother-in-law Harold Morrical and nephews Bruce Morrical and Larry Bruce.

Survivors include her children, Wesley Nicholas and wife Tammy of Essex, Vicki Scharp and husband Jerry of Shenandoah, Doug Nicholas in Colorado; grandchildren, Chelsey and Helen Nicholas, Christi Slater and husband Ryan, Kati Cullin and husband Kyle, TJ Scharp, Molly Roberts and husband Lance, Matt Nicholas, and Mitchell Nicholas; great grandchildren, Quentin, Maci and Boone Slater, Brody, Brynlee and Brecker Cullin, Stella Scharp, Addison Roberts; brother, Kenny Bruce and wife Phyllis of Red Oak; sister, Lorraine Morrical of Hastings and sister-in-law Mary Bruce of Hastings; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2017 at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa with visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m.

Burial will be held at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Imogene, Iowa


Nothwehr, Larry Stephen - Larry Nothwehr, age 68, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Monday, January 16, 2017 at Mountain Home, Arkansas. Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Nathan Dudley officiating. Private burial will be in Summit Cemetery, rural Yorktown, Iowa. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Larry Stephen Nothwehr was born October 23, 1948 in Clarinda, Iowa to Lester Nothwehr and Theda (Maier) Nothwehr. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorktown, Iowa. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1966. Larry attended Iowa State University at Ames taking advantage of the Winter Quarter program. He served in the Army National Guard for six years during Vietnam and was honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant. He was united in marriage November 28, 1975 to Lynn Corona at Omaha, Nebraska.

Larry farmed prior to working at the Lisle Corporation as a machinist for 32 years. Following his retirement Larry and Lynn moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas. Larry and Lynn enjoyed camping. He liked to fish, hunt and he also enjoyed watching drag racing and NASCAR racing, walking, woodworking (both carving and wood turning) and spending time with his family, children and his grandchildren. Larry and Lynn were former members of St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa and were currently members at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Lester Nothwehr; grandson, Chase Comer; great grandson; Caleb McElroy; father-in-law, John Corona and mother-in-law, Stella Corona; brother-in-law, Larry Dougherty; son-in-law, Ryan Ballard.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lynn Nothwehr of Mountain Home, Arkansas, children, Steve Nothwehr and wife Amanda of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Nick Nothwehr of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Cindy Searl and husband Glenn of Lampe, Missouri, Michelle Ballard of Lampe, Missouri, Melissa McClarnon and friend Mike Miller of Mountain Home, Arkansas; fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; mother, Theda Nothwehr of Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Mark Nothwehr and wife Sue of Spencer, Iowa; sister, Annie Allbaugh and husband Mike of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Ramona Dougherty of California; nieces; nephews and many friends


Olson, Jennifer Ann Connell - Jennifer Ann Olson, daughter of John and Virginia (Maher) Connell, was born on July 6, 1952 in Shenandoah, Iowa.  She passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her home in Shenandoah surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Jennifer was born and raised in Shenandoah.  Working downtown and volunteering countless hours to community activities, Jennifer knew almost everyone around.  She took great pride in her work.  Jennifer's greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially cooking meals for them.  Jennifer is known for her homemade noodles, fried chicken, and chocolate chip cookies.  Holiday traditions with Jennifer were a must.  She loved "watching" her kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces playing sports, if you know Jennifer she only "watched" behind her hands or peaking around the bleachers.  She also enjoyed heading north with her Aunt Marilyn.  Everyone will always remember the "spells" we would be under with laughter when around Jennifer.  

Preceding Jennifer in death were her parents John and Virginia Connell, father and mother-in-law Fred and Betty Olson.  Also, her sister-in-law Delores Olson, brothers-in-law Darwin Olson, Bob Olson and Tim Johnson.  

Survivors include her husband, Tom, daughter Emily, sons Kevin, Jeffrey, and Michael all from Shenandoah.  Grandchildren Emma, Grace, and Solon.  Three brothers Gary (Jane) Connell and their children Amy (Steve), Rory, and Ross; Gregg Connell; John (Lisa) Connell and their children Stephanie (Brad) and Craig; and a sister Lisa Johnson and her children Katie (Cambria) and Jake.  Sisters-in-law Nancy Olson and her children Jill (Mike) and Brenda (Mike) and Sharon Buckminster (Kim) and their children Joe (Katie) and Karla (Brandon), late brother-in-law Bob Olson's children Grant (Christina), Chris (Holly) and Katilyn. Jennifer is also survived by many other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be direct to Turnbull Child Development Center.

Burial will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah


Oslin, Claude Raymond "Ray" Jr - Claude Raymond (Ray) Oslin, Jr, of Shenandoah passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Los Algodones, Mexico.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah with Pastor Jack Langley officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening, January 27, 2017, at the Nishna Valley Funeral & Cremation Service. Memorials in Ray's name are being directed to either the Nishna Valley Christian Church, Bill Fair Evangelizing in Haiti or to Nishna Productions. Burial will take place in the Linden Cemetery in rural Atchison County, Missouri, north of Rock Port. Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service of Shenandoah in charge of arrangements.

Claude Raymond (Ray) Oslin Jr. was born on August 30, 1946, to parents Claude R. and Agnes (Tiemeyer) Oslin in Hamburg, IA. Ray passed away at the age of 70 on January 18, 2017, in Los Algodones, Mexico. Growing up in Rock Port, MO, he later moved to Braddyville, IA, in 1959 and graduated from South Page High School in 1964. He married Peggy Lea Rosenbohm in Rock Port, MO, on June 24, 1967. They raised their kids in Hancock, IA, before moving to Shenandoah.

While still in high school, Ray joined the Iowa National Guard and served for six years. No stranger to hard work, Ray was briefly employed by Peter Kiewit Construction before working at Missouri Beef Packers in Rock Port, MO, and then American Beef Packers in Oakland, IA, for seventeen years. For the ten years that followed, he owned and operated an apple orchard and drove a school bus. He then went to work for Pella Windows in Shenandoah, IA and retired in 2009.

Throughout life, Ray was quite the outdoorsman. He was always hunting or fishing. Ray went on numerous fishing adventures with his fishing buddies. He and Dan had just as much fun planning their trips as they did taking them. If you went away hungry from one of Ray Baby’s fish frys, it was your own fault.

After retirement, Ray still went to “work” most everyday at Derry’s farm in Iowa. For the last three years they vowed to quit gardening until the seed catalogs arrived and they’d start planning their garden. He enjoyed giving his produce away as much as he did growing it. If he wasn’t fishing or working on the farm, he was riding his old Cub Cadet his brother-in-law, (Lawrence) “Weed,” kept running for over 30 years. No one could ever accuse Ray of letting the grass grow under his feet.
In the fall of 2012, Ray and Peggy started spending winter in Yuma, AZ. He enjoyed going out mining for gold and even had his own claim. Always looking for how to make things easier, Ray started many sentences with “If a guy could . . .” There wasn’t too many problems he couldn’t solve with a little ingenuity and this and that from his garage.

Ray’s faith ran deep. 2 Timothy 2:15 - Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the work of truth; was the bible verse often heard in the house when the kids were growing up. Ray’s last words were, “I’ve read my bible 3 times.” If there is a “truth-dividing” test in heaven, Ray is going to ace it. We are pretty sure we’ll be able to hear his laugh all the way down here.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Randy. He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Shenandoah; daughter Michelle and husband Richard Griffen of Carson, IA, and their children Nicholas Paulsen and Emily; Tyler Griffen and Michelle and their children Joey and Jaxon; Terin Griffen and his wife Lezli and their children Cohen and Ellynn; son Daniel and wife Laura Oslin of Council Bluffs, IA, and their children Katlynn Oslin and Eric and their son Link; Boone, Sheyda, and Lorena Oslin, Josh, Taylor, and Jackson Rolles; sister, Cheri Smith and husband Roger; mother-in-law, Anna Rosenbohm of Rock Port, MO; and in-laws Lawrence and Marietta Wedel of Rock Port, MO; Jim and Rita Kestner of Springville, NY; William Rosenbohm of Milan, MO, and many more relatives, fishing buddies, and friends.


Claude Raymond (Ray) Oslin, Jr, of Shenandoah passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Los Algodones, Mexico.

Funeral services are pending at this time with the Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah.

Survivors include his loving wife, Peggy Oslin


Overbey, Michael Dennis - Michael Dennis (Mike) Overbey, 73, of Shenandoah passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mike was born on November 4, 1943, son of William V. (Bill) and Mary Louise (Wallace) Overbey. He graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1961.

A memorial service is being planned at a later date.

Survivors include his son, Michael Dean Overbey and wife April of Shenandoah; daughter, Michelle Lynn of Dayton, OH; five grandchildren; one great grandson; brother, Sandy Overbey and wife Anne of Reston, VA; nephew, Christian Overbey of Denver, CO; other relatives and many friends


Michael Dennis Overbey, son of William V. (Bill) and Mary Louise (Wallace) Overbey, was born on November 4, 1943 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska following a brief illness at the age of 73 years, 2 months, 4 days.

Mike attended the Shenandoah Community Schools and graduated with the Class of 1961. During his high school years, Mike was involved in football and enjoyed being with his friends and classmates. He enjoyed attending his class reunions and felt that his classmates were very special.
Following graduation from Shenandoah High School, Mike attended college in Maryville, Missouri at NWMSU. With the Vietnam War escalating, Mike was drafted into the United States Army, however a broken leg in boot camp during exercises derailed his military service and he was granted a medical discharge.

During his lifetime, Mike attended college at Grand Island, Nebraska, Kansas City and Peru State College in Nebraska.

While working at Monford’s in Spencer, Iowa, Mike met Jean Ann Birchard. They were united in marriage in 1974 in Spencer. This union was blessed with two children, Michael Dean and Michelle Lynn. Mike and Jean later divorced.

Throughout the years, Mike worked for Omaha Steaks, The Corner Mart, Bluffs Run Casino, Harrah’s Casino, Central Surveys and the State of Iowa.

Mike had a lifelong passion for learning. He loved keeping up with politics and would frequently give you his opinion. He enjoyed reading about the Civil War and studying history. He thoroughly enjoyed watching documentaries. He especially loved spending time with his son watching football and baseball games--- especially his favorite teams, the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Yankees. Every weekend was spent watching sports of some sort with his son, Mikey. Mike thoroughly enjoyed talking to friends and inciting playful banter.

Preceding Mike in death were his mother in 1978; father in 2013; aunts, Martha Merriman and Patricia Gilbert; and niece, Marisol Overbey. He is survived by his son, Michael Dean Overbey and wife April of Shenandoah; daughter, Michelle Lynn Overbey of Dayton, OH; five grandchildren; one great grandson; brother, Sandy Overbey and wife Anne of Reston, VA; nephew, Christian Overbey of Denver, CO; other relatives and many friends




Peterson, Clarence "Hillard" - Hillard Peterson, age 94, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of Gravity, Iowa entered into peace Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Clarence Hillard Peterson, age 94, was born September 29, 1922 in Montgomery County, Iowa to Clarence R. Peterson and Jessie E. (Hill) Peterson. He grew up in Montgomery County and graduated from Villisca High School. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army July 7, 1943 – December 12, 1945. He was in Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe battles and campaigns. Hillard and Flora Richey were united in marriage in 1977 and they combined their families of eight children.

Hillard was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed the planting and harvesting of crops and tasking care of the livestock. Hillard enjoyed fishing and the Minnesota fishing trips. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding Hillard in death were his parents; son, Terry Peterson; brother, Bernard Peterson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Flora Peterson of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Cindy Drumwright and husband Mike of Shawnee, Kansas, Bruce Peterson of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joe Peterson and fiancé Donna of Bedford, Iowa; step children, John O’Dell of Clarinda, Iowa, Ray O’Dell and wife Barbara of Gravity, Iowa, Jack O’Dell of Arizona, Barbara Gilmore of Omaha, Nebraska; fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; seven great, great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends


Pitman, Alma "Marie" Cameron - Marie Pitman, age 86, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, formerly of New Market, Iowa entered into peace Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Granger Nursing & Rehab, Granger, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Russ Clark officiating. Lunch and visitation with the family will be held following the interment at the New Market Community Center. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Marie Pitman was born on July 1, 1930 in Dallas Township, Taylor County, Iowa, to James Garfield Cameron and Dortha Mae (Whitney) Cameron, the youngest of four children. Her actual name was Alma Marie, after an aunt, but tried very hard to keep that fact concealed, as she disliked the name.
Her father passed away when she was four and the family moved into New Market. She attended school in New Market, graduating with the class of 1948. Active in several clubs, organizations and athletics, she was most proud of sextet, her long jump and being a part of the state tournament basketball team in 1947.

On April 24, 1949 she was united in marriage to Lyle Frank Pitman. To this union, three children were born, David Lyle, Douglas Frank, and Donald Dean. The couple made their home on the farm south of New Market until Lyle was drafted into the Army, leaving for basic training in January 1952 in Kentucky and being stationed at Fort Hood, Texas for the duration of service. Marie went to Kentucky and Texas both in order to be with Lyle. While in Kentucky she also served as a civil service secretary with high clearance for the base commander. They came home with a new baby to the farm south of New Market and continued raising their family. Marie was active in Eastern Star, taught Sunday School, and was a cub scout den mother. After moving into New Market in 1966, the couple worked for Nordland Insurance before establishing their own agency and real estate office. She also served as school board secretary and volunteered as the secretary for Taylor County Civil Defense for several years. In 1985, she started working for the Iowa Department of Transportation in Des Moines, and a short time later moved to Inspections and Appeals as secretary to the bureau chief. She retired from there in 1995 and continued making her home in Pleasant Hill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lyle, son Donald, sister Irene, brothers James and Garrald, and brothers-in-law Jess Love and Mack Capper. Left to cherish her memory are her sons David (Denise) of Corning, IA, Douglas (Rhonda) of Granger, IA, grandchildren Michelle Lanae, Julie JoAnna, Lisa Mae, and Samuel Lyle; sisters-in-law Wanda Cameron and Mildred Cameron


Randell, Margaret Ellen Jones, the daughter of Amos and Lucy Edgerton Jones , was born on June 17, 1917 at Riverton, Iowa and entered into rest a the Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa on January 24, 2017 at the age of 99.

Margaret grew up in Riverton and the surrounding rural area. Her first years in school she attended rural schools later attending and graduating from Riverton High School, on May 17, 1935. After graduation she moved to Shenandoah to find work, living with her Aunt Elsie Scott. On April 21, 1937 she was united in marriage to Winifred Lee Randell in Red Oak, Iowa. After their marriage they made their home 1/2 mile east of Riverton, Iowa.

Margaret enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and doing yard work. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Preceding her death were her parents, five brothers, one sister; her husband Winifred Lee Randell on November 15, 1991.

Survivors include her daughter Charlene Barnes of Fairfax, Virginia, three grandchildren, Lisa Stevenson, Jannine Rhee, and Arthur Randell Barnes; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Annie Stevenson, Alaina and Alyssa Rhee, Jackalyn and Arthur James Barnes

Celebration of life funeral service will be held 10:30 am, Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

Burial will be held at the Riverton Cemetery in Riverton



Renander, Jean Lorraine Rabenberg - Jean Renander, age 95, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 16, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Mitch Grossoehme officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery, Bethesda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Jean Lorraine Renander was born January 13, 1921 in Portland, Oregon and died January 10, 2017 in Clarinda, Iowa at age 95 years, 11 months and 23 days.

Jean was the daughter of Reverend Charles and Norma (Lenz) Rabenberg. She had an older sister Alice, who preceded her in death in 1942 and a brother, Dr. Jack Rabenberg who also preceded her in death. Her childhood was spent in Astoria and Clatskanie, Oregon, before moving with her family to Cascade, Iowa at age 11. She graduated from Hazelton High School in 1939 and attended the University of Dubuque before teaching in Iowa for 3 years. Following that she went to Electronic Radio and Television Institute in Omaha for training and accepted a teletype position in the San Joaquin Valle, California. In 1946, she signed with the Red Cross, trained in Washington, DC for hospital social service and was assigned to the Naval Hospital in Seattle, Washington. After 1 year, she was sent to Garmisch, Germany in the Bavarian Alps where she met her future husband.

Lisle and Jean Renander were married by her father in 1948 in Wakefield, Nebraska and together they returned to the Garmisch/Munich area where Lisle worked with Department of the Army until 1958. During those years six of their children were born to them in Munich at the 98th General Hospital.

In 1958, they returned to the states and settled in Clarinda, Iowa near Lisle’s relatives and birthplace. Lisle worked for New York Life. Their 7th child was born in Clarinda. In 1970, they moved to the family farm near Bethesda. Jean took more college work at NWMSU and taught kindergarten in Essex for 18 years. They both retired to Salem, Oregon until Lisle’s death in 1996. The following year Jean moved back to Clarinda.

Jean enjoyed her deepening walk with the Lord, vacationing with Lisle, golfing, swimming, knitting, reading and having fun with her large family. A major accomplishment was writing family history in her book, Four Miles From Bethesda.

Survivors include her children; Jerry and wife Joy of Clarinda, Janice of Salem, Oregon, Jim and wife Linda of Springfield, Nebraska, Jeff and wife Arline of West Branch, Iowa, Jack and wife Kathy of Odessa, Missouri, John and wife Marsha of Forest Grove, Oregon, Joe of rural Essex, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren


Studey, Carolyn Lou Hardman - Carolyn Lou (Hardman) Studey, daughter of Wayne and Geraldine (Hamilton) Hardman, was born on November 24, 1946 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. After a lengthy battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on January 14, 2017 at the age of 70 years, 1 month, 21 days.

The oldest of five children, Carolyn’s favorite memories of her childhood were moments spent with her siblings. She shared light hearted memories growing up with them. She attended the Malvern Community Schools, graduating from Malvern High School with the Class of 1964.
In 1968, Carolyn met Bernard Studey. They married and had four children together; Joni, Dave, Michelle (Shelly) and Shawn. Carolyn also helped raise her step children, Terry Studey, Tammy Skokan, Mark Blackburn and Debbie Stalnaker.

In 1988, Bernard passed away leaving Carolyn a widower. A couple years before Bernard passed away, she began working as a CNA and worked many years until her health declined. Carolyn’s children remained close to her after growing up and describe her as loving, loyal, strong, caring, nurturing and just plain perfect. Carolyn shared a home with her children for many years until she met Tom Stone in 2012. They shared companionship and a home in Shenandoah until she passed away.

A woman of strong faith, Carolyn attended both Christian Fellowship Church and the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah. Over the years, Carolyn’s interests were camping, eating out, car rides, church, Christian music, word search puzzles, reading Christian historical romance books, spending time with her dogs and most importantly, spending time with her family.

The joy of Carolyn’s life was her grandkids. She adored each and every one of them including her fur grandchildren. From the oldest to the very newest baby, Pete, Carolyn found something special in each one. She prayed for them all daily and missed them when they were not around. They are her legacy of love.

Preceding Carolyn in death were her parents; loving husband, Bernard Studey; brother, Gary Hardman; and sister, Jeannie Hardman. Survivors include her companion, Tom Stone of Shenandoah; her four children, Joni Gittins and husband Lenny, Dave Studey and wife Christina, Michelle Studey and Pedro Rocha and Shawn Studey and wife Christy, all of Shenandoah; sister, Cindy Hardman of Malvern, IA; brother, Terry Hardman of Red Oak, IA; 21 grandchildren; one great grandson; five fur grand dogs; four fur grand cats; three fur dog children of her own; other relatives and many friends.

Carolyn’s own words to her children and other loved ones, “If I go to be with Jesus, don’t lose your faith in God , for I want to see you again someday.”


Supernaw, Larry Richard, of Farragut, IA was born on March 14, 1942 in Neodesha, Kansas to Claude A. and Evelyn (Loewe) Supernaw. He passed away Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ at the age of 74 yrs.

Larry grew up in Farragut, IA graduating with the class of 1960. After graduating, he worked for his uncle farming and held various jobs until he was fortunate to take over for a retiring farmer in 1962, purchasing his equipment and renting his land in Locust Grove Township from Roy Carpenter. The association with the Carpenter family continued for 45 years. For another 5 years, Larry farmed land he had acquired, retiring in 2012 after 50 years of farming in southwest Iowa.

On December 14, 1963 Larry married Joyce Brooks of Farragut. Soon after, he joined the Army National Guard taking his basic training In Ft. Jackson, SC. After returning, they moved into Farragut where they resided for 30 years. In 1996 they moved to their present home on a family farm.

Larry and Joyce enjoyed traveling spending many winter months in Arizona. Of high interest and enjoyment to Larry, were playing cards, golf, hunting, classic cars, and fishing especially in Saskatchewan, Canada. In recent years, he acquired a 1955 Chevy and enjoyed going to car shows and traveling with a motor Iowa group touring various points in and near Iowa. He was a 46 yr. member of Shenandoah Elks Lodge #1122 and the American Legion Post 88.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Claudine Supernaw.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Joyce of 53 years, brother Wayne (Martha) Supernaw of Nebraska City NE., his children Mark (Rita) Supernaw and Marilyn (Dan) Gable of LaVista, NE. Brothers in law, Bruce (Kathy) Brooks and children Lance, Kristy, Amy and families, Chuck (Claudia) Brooks and children Curtis and Craig and families along with many other relatives and friends.

Celebration of life visitation and gathering will be held from 11 am - 1 pm, Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Shenandoah Elks Lodge #1122 in Shenandoah. Lunch will be catered.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Shenandoah Elks Lodge #1122 or The Greater Shenandoah Foundation to support the Farragut Cemetery Beautification Fund.

Private burial of cremains will be held at a later date in the Farragut Cemetery

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa



Tyner, Frances Helene Laverty, was born July 14, 1926, in Omaha, NE. She was the daughter of Jay and Ellen Laverty and grew up near Riverton, IA. Frances died January 27, 2017, in Shenandoah, IA.

Known to most as Fran, she graduated from Hamburg High School and worked for a time in Omaha before her marriage to William W. Tyner at Summit United Methodist Church on March 17, 1946. Fran and Bill made their life long home across the road from Summit Church on the Tyner farm. They had two children, Susan Tyner (Curtis) and Richard Jay Tyner.

Fran worked as a secretary at Mount Arbor Nurseries and then with Vern Fisher and, subsequently, with Larry Randolph. Fran was also active in the community and in her children's school and 4-H activities. She was a member of PEO and a life long member of Summit United Methodist Church. She volunteered at the Shenandoah Hospital for a number of years as well as the Shenandoah Music Association, Shenandoah library, American Legion Auxiliary and numerous other volunteer activities in the community. Recognized for their leadership in the community, Fran and Bill were Farm Family of the Week (WOW-TV) and 2001 Farm Family of the Year (Shenandoah Farm and Industry Association).

Fran was preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Ellen Laverty; husband, William Tyner; grandson, Scott Goodale and infant great grandson; and, son-in-law, Jim Curtis. Surviving are Richard Jay Tyner, Shenandoah; Susan Curtis , Lafayette, CO; grandson Todd Goodale (Tamar), Charlottesville, VA; granddaughter-in-law Jen Goodale, Boulder, CO and three great grandchildren, Ava and Graham of Charlottesville and Asher of Boulder. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Athen, and nieces and nephews, Don Athen (Jody), Judy Brady (Dan), Tom Dusenberry (Debbie), Gary Dusenberry (Mary), Tammie Andre, and John Andre.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home


Whiting, Lucy J. -

The Shenandoah World, Tuesday, May 17, 1910 Shenandoah, Iowa
Mrs. Lucy J. Whiting, widow of the late Dr. E.G. Whiting, passed away very peacefully Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Deering in Atlantic, her death being the result of an attack of Pneumonia although she had been an invalid for the past two years. Five years ago Mrs. Whiting began spending the winters with her daughter and two years ago she not only remained all winter but continued to stay there as her health was so impaired and she never was able to return as she failed steadily. For the past year she was very weak, spending most of her time either on a couch or in bed. On Friday morning she seemed to have a bad cold which the doctor said was pneumonia and she quickly succumbed and passed away Saturday. Her body was brought here Sunday evening and was taken to the residence of E.H. Mitchell next to the Whiting home, and the funeral was held there yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock conducted by Rev. Mr. Turner, pastor of the Congregational church. Many old friends and neighbors were in attendance and the flowers were many and beautiful. A quartet, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Irwin, Mrs. Cogley and Mr. Fosket, sang hymns which Mrs. Whiting had selected. Six of her former neighbors acted as pall bearers, they were Messrs. Fred Schneider Sr., E.R. Woodford, W.H. Replogle, A.W. Goldberg, Frank Keenan and George Jay. Her body was laid away in Rosehill beside her husband, Dr. Whiting, who died some years ago. The death of Mrs. Whiting was received   here with much sadness by her old friends and neighbors. Although very quiet and retiring in her disposition she kept her friends very close, the attachment being unusually strong. She and the Doctor came here in I876 from Fremont county and this had been their home ever since. After his death she continued to reside in the home up to two years ago. Her whole life was one of devotion to her family and home. Home meant more to her than all else and she was ever intent on making her family happy. She esteemed her neighbors as her best friends and this regard in which she held them was fully reciprocated by them for one and all mourn her death. During this last winter she talked of her neighbors and the home continually hoping that she could return and be with them once more. Although very quiet she possessed a very strong personality and lived strictly to her duty as she saw it. She was a model wife and a splendid mother. She leaves only one daughter, Mrs. Essie Deering, who will feel the loneliness very keenly but who will have treasured in memory the remembrance of a perfect mother. The only other living relative is a sister who lives in California. Mrs. Whiting was born in Galena, Illinois, and was 78 years old the 7th of last month. Both Mr. and Mrs. Deering accompanied the body here Sunday evening and they will remain a few days before returning to their home in Atlantic. They have much sympathy in their bereavement.


Williams, Lenny Joe, son of Joe and Ailene Adkins Williams was born in Elmo, Mo, Jan 2, 1950, and passed away in Dr Ford's hospital, Elmo, Mo, Friday Dec 15, 1950, at the age of eleven months and thirteen days. He was a bright sunny baby with a smile for everyone. Beside his parents he leaves to mourn their loss three sisters, Mary Lind, Lora Lea and Lana Jean; four grandparents, Mr and Mrs Marvin Adkins of Elmo, Mo and Mr and Mrs Mason Williams, Clarinda; five great grandparents, Mr and Mrs George Laub, Braddyville, Iowa, Mr and Mrs James Adkins, and Mrs Ed Rector, of Elmo, thirteen uncles and aunts and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Little Lora Lea touched all our hearts Saturday when she said: "I want Lenny Joe to have a Christmas tree, too." When she saw the Christmas tree angel she said, "My, that's a pretty angel. My baby brother looks like that now for he's a sweet little angel now, too."

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Elmo Methodist church.W.W. Williams, pastor of the Church of Christ, Roodhouse, Ill, and an uncle of Lenny's father, conducted the service assisted by Rev Imes of Elmo.

Music was furnished by a male trio, Fred and Frank Campbell and Mr Cozean accompanied by Mrs Merlin James. Pallbearers were Lester Williams, Jack Fugle, Donavan and Paul Calfee, uncles of the baby. Burial was in Shearer cemetery in Buchanan township.

Others who attended the services from a distance were Mrs Mary Wiliams Kirkpatrick of Des Moines, Mr and Mrs Roy Badgett of Prescott and Mr and Mrs Leo Holbrook of Barnard, Mo.

We wish to express our deepest appreciation to each and every one who assisted in any way at the time of our baby's short illness and death. Mr and Mrs Joe Williams and daughter; The Mason Williams family; The Marvin Adkins family. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Jan 8, 1951


Young, Eva Christina Stayner, daughter of Thomas and Mary Kent Stayner was born July 28, 1862, near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. She died Feb 3, 1946, at her home near Shambaugh, Iowa, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 5 days.

She was married to Thomas R. Young on Feb 4, 1886, at Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Her loving companion preceded her in death on July 3, 1942. To this union six children were born. They are Blanche and Ruth of the home, Rev Ernest D. Young of Lincoln, Neb., Ralph E. Young of Shambaugh, Ia., Mrs Anna E. Gates of Clearmont, Mo, and Wilbur S. who died Nov 20, 1916.

She leaves to mourn their loss, her five children, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, several close relatives and many friends and neighbors.

She was one of a family of eight children of whom only a sister, Mrs Clara Fox of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, survives her.

After her marriage, with the exception of the short period in La Plata, Mo, and Loveland, Colo, her life was spent in Taylor and Page counties in Iowa.

She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church for fifty years and was a regular attendant as long as her health permitted. She gave a clear testimony of her being ready to meet her Saviour.

She was a devoted companion and a loving mother whose influence and guidance will always be felt in the lives of her children.

The funeral services wee conducted at the M.B.C. church in Shambaugh, Ia., Thursday, Feb 7, with Rev K.E. Miller officiating, assisted by Rev J. Hygema.

Music was furnished by Mr and Mrs Horace Stone and Mrs Kenneth Hazelton, Misses Nellie and Alta Young, Mrs Lisle Young and Miss Eva Gates assisted with the flowers.

The pallbearers were Neil Owens, F. Fulk, J.E. Parker, Emery Huddle, Donald Hoskins and Donald Richardson.

Those attending from a distance were Mrs Margaret Walton, Mr D.D. Young an Mrs Frederick Tieser, all of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Mr Ernest Uncapher of Marseiles, Ohio, Mrs Edith Young of Iowa City, Iowa, and Paul Young of Oakland, Calif. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 18, 1946


Young, Thomas R. - Thomas R. Young, son of Edward and Sarah Kerr Young, was born February 26, 1860, near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He departed this life July 3, 1942, at his home near Shambaugh, Iowa, aged 82 years, 4 months and 7 days.

He was united in marriage to Eva C. Stayner at Upper Sandusky, February 4, 1886. Six children were born to this union, five of whom survive: Blanche A. and Ruth E. of the home, Mrs Anna E. Gates of Clearmont, Mo, Rev E.D. Young of Lincoln, Nebr, and Ralph E. Young of Shambaugh, Iowa, and Wilbur S. deceased.

He leaves to mourn their loss his faithful companion, five children, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

He was one of a family of seven children, three of whom are living. They are Mrs J.L. Hughes of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs Allen L. Walton of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and David D. Young of Harpster, Ohio.

He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends.

He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church and was a regular attendant as long as his health permitted. He gave a clear testimony as to his being ready to meet his Savior.

He and his companion came west in 1888 to make their home in La Plata, Mo, where he lived a short time, coming from there to Clarinda, Iowa. He has since resided in Taylor and Page counties except a short time in Loveland, Colo.

He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be missed in the home and by those who knew him.

The funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30, July 5, from the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church in Shambaugh, Iowa, following a short service at the home. The service was conducted by Rev Roy Starkey, assisted by Rev Jacob Hygema, Horace and Forest Richardson sang at the home, and Mr and Mrs Horace Stone sang three numbers at the church as follows:"Rock of Ages," "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "In the Sweet by and by." Mrs Roy Starkey accompanied at the piano. The pallbearers were Horace Richardson, James Parker, Dick Fulk, Donald Hoskins, Emory Huddle, and Dale Weaver. The flower girls were five granddaughters and Fern Young.

Those who came from a distance to attend the funeral were Mrs J.L. Hughes of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs Allen L. Walton of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and David D. Young of Harpster, Ohio, Mrs Edith Young and Miss Fern Yong of Iowa City, Iowa, Marvin Young of Des Moines, Iowa, and T.A. Young and Mark Young of Gravity, Iowa. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 13, 1942