Page County, Iowa obituaries
Pat O'Dell -
Adams, John "Manford" -

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 23, 1970    p. 6

Final Rites Held For J. M. Adams

Funeral services for John Manford Adams, 93, of New Market, were held July 11 at Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda.  Mr. Adams died July 9, 1970 at his home in New Market.  Interment was at Old Memory Cemetery, New Market.

John Manford Adams was born January 23, 1876 in Taylor County Iowa.  He was the oldest son of Levi and Mary Jane King Adams.

He was united in marriage to [CoraEthel Savage on October 29, 1902 and to this union were born 11 children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three children, Buddy, who died in infancy, Ronald and Mrs. Theo Greenway, by two sisters, Bessie Farrell and Julia Brown, three brothers, [LeviWiley, Clarence, and William.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel; eight children, Kenneth of Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Helen Parks of Gravity; Claude of New Market; Raymond of Maryville, Mo.; Harold of Browning, Mo.; Mrs. Margie Knapp of Blue River, Ore.; Jack of the Bahamas; and Keith of Osawatomie, Kansas; one brother, Jess of Oregon City, Ore.; 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; a host of relatives and friends.

Manford led an active and a useful life in public work until the past year.   He bore his lingering illness patiently, never complaining.

Manford was a devoted husband, a kind and loving father; he was a man who loved children and his yard was always full of neighbor children playing.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Submitted by Julia Johnson


Adams, Ronald Max - A sudden heart attack Thursday resulted in death of Ronald Adams, 46, who recently established the Adams Antiques here [New Market, Iowa].

Mr Adams, son of Mr and Mrs Manford Adams, has been ill for three years, a frequent patient at the veterans hospital. He had lived with the parents here for two years and several months ago took over the former Hoffman location for his auction and antique sales work.

He was born at New Market but had spent most of his adult life in California. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the 2537th army air force base unit. He served until February 1946 and had honorable discharge at Ft Macarthur, Calif.

He had gone to Bedford during the afternoon and while back from a drive, his car came in contact with a pick up truck. Neither machine was damaged, but he was dead when assistance came to him.

The funeral services were held Sunday from Walker Funeral Home and burial in Old Memory Cemetery at New Market. The Rev Sherman Mills of the United Missionary Church officiated, with Miss Aletha Hutchings at the organ. Casket bearers included his brothers, Claude of New Market, Raymond of Maryville, Harold of Browning, Mo, Jack and Kenneth of Las Vegas, Nev, and Keith of Orofino, Ida.

He has three daughters who lived at Los Angeles, Calif, Ronda, Janis and Debbie. Three sisters are Mrs Abel (Theo) Greenway Sr of Clarinda, Mrs Lester (Helen) Parks of Gravity and Mrs Wilson (Marjorie) Knapp of Blue River, Ore.

His brother, Keith, was en route to Iowa at time of the death, coming back to live in this vicinity.

Graveside military rites were performed by members of New Market Legion post 300. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 5, 1965


Anderson, Wayne J., 02 Jul 1932 - 09 Mar 2019 died 09 Mar 2019 in The Florence Home, Omaha, Ne.

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Baier, Frances Frances Gilbert - Frances Baier, age 90, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Westridge Quality Care in Clarinda. Private Family Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Viola Frances (Gilbert) Baier was born February 9, 1929, Barney, Iowa the daughter of Dana Gilbert and Florence (Fox) Gilbert. She grew up in Adair County, near Greenfield. Frances attended rural country school. She was united in marriage to Charles M. Baier in Maryville, Missouri. To this union four children were born, Vickie, Cyndee, Michael and Dana.

The couple made their home in Greenfield until they moved to Clarinda in 1961. For many years she worked for Boyd’s Corner Market later she worked for Crawford Auctioneering preparing estate sales. Frances enjoyed flower gardening and feeding the squirrels. She enjoyed collecting antiques, her favorites being dolls and perfume atomizers. Frances really enjoyed her children and grandchildren. 

Left to cherish Frances’ memory are her four children, Vickie Christiansen of Clarinda, Iowa; Cyndee Baier of Clarinda, Iowa; Michael Baier of Clarinda, Iowa; and Dana Buck and husband Carl of Clarinda, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Velma Siglin of Woodward, Iowa; and Verna Mae Ferguson of Greenfield, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Frances in death are her parents Dana and Florence Gilbert; her loving husband Charles Baier in 1986; a sister, Freda Shinn; and a granddaughter Bobbie


Bain, Mae Ann Herron - Mae Ann Bain, daughter of Edison Curtis and Florence Elizabeth (Rogers) Herron, was born on March 12, 1940 in Ainsworth, Nebraska. She passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Bellevue Medical Center in Bellevue, Nebraska at the age of 79.

Mae's early life was spent in Ainsworth. The family later moved to Omaha before settling in Council Bluffs. On January 17, 1960 she was united in marriage to Max Kenneth Bain in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They moved to Farragut where they resided for the last 59 years. 

Mae's first job, in the mid 1950's, was sanitizing and sterilizing instruments for surgery at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. After her and Max moved to Farragut, she worked as a Nurses Aide at Hand Community Hospital in Shenandoah. In the mid 1970's she worked as an office assistant at Shenandoah Glass Company. In the 1980's she worked as a bartender for the Shenandoah Eagles Club and for Vogel Popcorn in Hamburg before retiring in 2000. 

Mae was a member of the Congregational Church of Farragut, Shenandoah Eagles Club Auxiliary and Farragut Garden Club. She enjoyed ceramics, quilting, gardening, fishing and camping. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Clarence, Curtis and John Herron; sisters Mary Howard and Maxine Hook and brother-in-law Floyd Reynolds. 

Those left with heart felt memories include her husband of 59 years, Max of Farragut; daughters Dorothy Laabs (Roger) of Papillion, NE and Denise Adams (Mike) of Omaha, NE; grandchildren Nicole, Justin, Natalie, Jason and Heather; great-grandchildren Rome, Magnus, Gavin, Zoey and a little boy due in June; step-grandchildren Lynn, John, Jordan and Brandon; "adopted sons" Ivan Glenn, Mike Cox and Dave Garcia; siblings Marie Wobig of Cody, NE, Myrtice "Betty" Reynolds of Fremont, NE, Carl Herron (Eva) of Lebanon, TN and Myrna Hayes of Shenandoah; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

Celebration of life funeral service will held held 2:00 pm, Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm, Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah Eagles Club or to the family. Burial will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah


Baker, Charlene Foster - Charlene Baker, age 95, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Richard Iske officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Charlene Baker was born August 23, 1923, in Clarksdale, Mississippi to Andrew and Albertha Foster. Charlene was one of seven children. Growing up, the family moved often and Charlene has lived in Mississippi and Cleveland, Detroit and Clarinda. She spent eighteen years with her daughter, Vunita and husband, Richard in Florida and Clarinda.

Charlene’s working career included owning two grocery stores while living in Detroit, Michigan and she also worked in the business office of Younkers Department Store until her retirement.

Charlene loved to cook for her friends and family. She also enjoyed going to church and even when her health declined she looked forward to church. 

Preceding Charlene in death are her parents; husband, Gerald Baker siblings, George Foster, Bertha Finch and Lee Andrew Richard; daughter, Amelia See; grandson Adrian Baker.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jesse Nellom of Mississippi, Dorothy Thomason of Kentucky, Franceen Barker of Iowa, Linda Offit of Davenport, Iowa, Vunita Iske and husband Richard of Clarinda, Iowa, Barbara Towne of Newton, Iowa, Virgil See of Des Moines, Iowa; many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; brother, Walter C. Foster of Detroit, Michigan; sisters, Joe Pearl Thomas of Austin, Texas and Mary Miller of Iowa; other relatives and friends


Baldwin, Elijah James - Elijah J. Baldwin, 13 of Shenandoah passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Snow Canyon State Park in Utah while on vacation. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Shenandoah at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church from 5-7 on Friday, evening March 22nd. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to the family. 

On January 6, 2006 in Omaha, Nebraska Jason and Amy (Dreyer) Baldwin welcomed their son, Elijah James Baldwin into their loving family. From a very young age, Elijah was known for his adventuresome spirit. He displayed a very loving and kind heart to those whose path he crossed. Elijah had a deep love for the Lord. This was displayed to others through random acts of kindness and his willingness to serve. 

Elijah grew up on the family acreage between Shenandoah and Farragut. As a 7th grade middle school student at Shenandoah Community Schools, he was passionate about many activities and enjoyed keeping busy. He enjoyed playing football, basketball, wrestling, belonged to the SWI Shockers baseball team and was percussionist in the Shenandoah Middle School Band. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors, hiking, exploring, hunting, fishing, riding motorbikes and hanging out with his family and friends. Being a deacon in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and being involved in youth group brought him much joy and personal and spiritual growth. 

Those preceding him in death include his grandfather, Chris Dreyer; uncle, James Baldwin; great-grandparents, Fred and Shirley Dreyer, Robert and Bessie Shotton and Bill and Irmalee Baldwin and cousin; George McGargill. 

He will forever be loved and cherished by his parents, Jason and Amy Baldwin; 5 brothers, Spencer, Jonah, Abel, Malachi and Micah; sister, Hannah; grandmother, Cheryl Dreyer; grandparents, Richard and Linda Baldwin; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends. 

Elijah had a way of making everyone he met feel special. He was wise beyond his years. He loved everyone and everything about his life. On Sunday, March 17, 2019 a tragic accident took Elijah from us physically. His memory will forever live on in stories and remembrances that each of you hold within your heart. Allow those reflections to comfort you during this time of loss


Beckel, Darrell - Darrell Beckel, age 80, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Friday, May 3, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home from 5 to 7 PM with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at the High Prairie Cemetery in Elmo, Missouri.

Darrell John Beckel, 80, of Clarinda, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, May 3, 2019 at Mercy One Medical Center in Des Moines after brief health issues. 
Darrell was born to Arthur John and Helen Elizabeth (Yenck) Beckel in Vincent, Iowa on December 16, 1938. His family later relocated to Clarinda where Darrell graduated high school in 1958. He was united in marriage to Gladys Marie Neff on August 28, 1960. The couple had 3 children. 

Darrell served in the Iowa National Guard while also working for Page County Roads. He later worked as an electrician and eventually took a position as a Lineman for Atlantic Municipal Utilities in 1972, where he would reside until returning to Clarinda to be near his aging parents. He later moved to the Iowa Great Lakes region where he retired and eventually back to Clarinda where he resided until his death. 

Darrell was an avid hunter and fisherman and truly enjoyed passing his love of the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. While he enjoyed the outdoors, he also took great pride in helping his family with any of their crazy construction or remodeling projects, and would often even stop by to help mow a yard. Although somewhat reserved and quiet, Darrell was a very loving and thoughtful man, willing to help anyone that he could. He was not a man of great wealth, but rather, a man of great values and passion for his family. 

Left to cherish his memories are his 3 children; Tina Jennings (Lowell), of Shambaugh, Linda Templeman (Chuck), of Atlantic, and Jay Beckel (Jaeka), of Clarinda, as well as Grandchildren; Tyler Beckel (Heather), Mackenzie Templeman (Tyler Middleton), Jordan Miller (Justin), Kaitlyn Jennings, Kemper Beckel, Karsten Beckel, Josh Sickels, Adrianna Sickels, Kylor Sump, William Sump; 3 Great Grandchildren, Jackson, Camille, and Addisyn; a sister, Diane Moulden (Danny), of Basehor, KS; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Hamm, of Terrace Heights, WA, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Darrell was preceded in death by his loving wife Gladys, both of his parents, his Uncle Bus, who he greatly admired, his sister, Donna (Jeanie) Jones, and most recently his best friend and brother Don Beckel. Darrell will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him


Beery, Lota Clair McGinness - Lota Clair (McGinness) Beery, age 91, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Tim Maxa officiating. Interment will be held at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa.

Lota Clair (McGinness) (Williams) Beery
Lota Clair McGinness was born July 21, 1927. She was the second child of Glen Roland and Velma Pauline (Hayden) McGinness. She was born at home (the Catterson Farm) north of Maryville, Missouri, in Nodaway County. She started to school at Elm Grove school, south and east of the Catterson farm and later transferred to Union school, north and east of the farm. In 1936, the family moved 1 ½ miles south of Clearmont, Missouri on Hwy 71 on the Mutz farm and started school in Clearmont. Her family moved to near Quitman so she boarded with a woman in Clearmont to continue school there. Lota graduated from Clearmont High School in 1945 as the valedictorian of her class. She received 5 scholarships but was unable to use them due to financial conditions. 
Lota went to St. Joseph, Missouri to look for work but returned home in a few weeks in order to help her mother who had contracted yellow jaundice and care for her younger sisters. After her mother regained her health, Lota returned to St. Joseph and shared a sleeping room with her sister Mary. She worked at Western Tablet Factory and also at Kresegers. She finally found a job at National Bellas Hess, a catalog company where she typed address stencils.
She met Harold Willams through mutual friends, Marvin Johnson and Marvis Bast. At that time, Mary and Lota had a sleeping room at their Aunt Ruth and Leroy Rickmans. Harold and Lota were married December 26, 1946, at Troy Kansas. After the nuptials, they loaded up Lota’s possessions from St. Joseph and headed for the farm Harold was renting west of Shambaugh, Iowa. Their first daughter, Gloria Ann, was born in 1947. They moved east of Shambaugh and daughter Linda Kathleen was born in 1949. They then moved to a farm north and west of Clearmont. Finally achieving their ultimate dream, they bought a farm north of Mound City, Missouri. Their third daughter, Valora Jean, was born in 1955.
Harold was not feeling well the spring of 1958. He went to the doctor at Maryville, Missouri and was immediately hospitalized. Two weeks after being operated on for cancer, Harold lost his life. Family and neighbors planted and harvested the crops but Lota made the difficult decision to sell the livestock and the land. She chose to purchase a home in Clarinda, Iowa where she might find work easier than employment in Maryville, a college town with a student workforce. This home was the first she had owned with running water and a bathroom. 
After Jeannie entered kindergarten, Lota worked at JC Penny as a clerk. She then took a job with the Clarinda Company where she was a Lina film keyboard operator. She had excellent skills with the calculations that the many scientific tables and charts in the textbooks required, as well as an extremely accurate typist. In 1967, Lota and daughters Kathy and Jeannie moved to Crystal Lake, Illinois. She worked at Black Dot, Inc. which was a publishing company started by several former employees of the Clarinda Company. After 4 years there, Lota missed living near family and she and Jeannie moved back to Clarinda and she was employed by the Clarinda Company again until her retirement in May, 1991. She was married to Don Beery in 1974, however, the marriage eventually ended. 
Lota was a cancer survivor of almost 30 years. She was a very independent woman with a strong will and tenacity. When asked how she raised three children as a single parent, she would say that she did what she had to do. Lota never complained about her circumstances. She enjoyed her family and was loved by many. Friends and family called her Lotie or Aunt Lotie. Lota and her siblings remained close and had many fun times together. Through the years, she loved reminiscing with her brothers and sisters. She enjoyed word searches, crossword puzzles and board puzzles. She had an excellent memory of names and dates before her health declined. Lota moved to Westridge Care Center in 2015 where she resided until her death. She was loved by many employees there and her roommate Norma Allen became a dear sister to her. Lota passed away at the age of 91 years, 6 months, and 29 days at Westridge Care Center. 
Lota is survived by her daughters, Gloria Maxwell, Hartford, South Dakota; Kathy (John) Iddings, Lake in the Hills, Illinois; Jeannie (Lyle) Ellison, Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Marcus Maxwell, Hartford, South Dakota; Charnette (Chris) Mitchell, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Heath Ellison, Ankeny, Iowa; Heidi Ellison, Ralston, Nebraska; Stacy (Justin Mark) Ellison, Clarinda; great-grandchildren, Katie (Bill) Gregory, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Tanner Maxwell, Hartford, South Dakota; Jake Maxwell, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Emilee, Hannah and Maggie Mitchell all of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Kyle Pirtle, Clarinda; Kasen Fuccio, Ralston, Nebraska; Jayka, Jayde, Micahvand Kayden Mark all of Clarinda; brother, G.R. (Joan) McGinness, Maryville, Missouri; sisters, Sharon Weston, Farragut, Iowa; Joetta (Paul) Dow, College Springs; Eloise (Donnie) Lewis, Parnell, Missouri; along with many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; son-in-law Joe Maxwell, Hartford, South Dakota; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Ray Wilkinson of St. Joseph, Missouri; brother Carroll McGinness of Burlington Junction, Missouri; and brother-in-law David Weston, Farragut, Iowa


Bice, Donald "Donnie" - 21 Jul 1953 - 25 Feb 2019 Donnie passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Westridge Quality Care and Rehabilitation in Clarinda, Iowa.

Celebration of life funeral service will be held 2:30 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Burial to follow at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa.

Donald "Donnie" Wayne Bice, son of Raymond and Elda Mae (Shipman) Bice, was born on July 21, 1953 in Magnolia, Iowa. He passed away on February 25, 2019 at the Westridge Quality Care and Rehabilitation in Clarinda, Iowa at the age of 65 years, 7 months and 4 days.

Donnie was a very loving and devoted son to his mother Elda. He called her every morning and visited almost daily. He made sure she had everything she needed and a lot of flowers. After she passed away he made sure she had beautiful flowers at her graveside for all of the holidays, seasons, Mother's Day and Birthday's. When Donnie was unable to go to the cemetery he would insist Sandy take pictures so he could see what the arrangements looked like and of course to give his approval. 

Donnie had a green thumb. If you had a plant that wasn't doing well he would bring it back to life for you. At one time his room looked like a greenhouse. He was always sending Rhonda to the store for more flower pots and potting soil. Oh what a mess he could make. 

Donnie had a dream to someday be able to return to an apartment. So he bought a lot of cooking magazines and cut out a lot of recipes he wanted to try. As we all know he enjoyed his meals, cinnamon rolls, snacks and candy. 

He loved watching the judge shows on TV and putting puzzles together. He enjoyed the staff helping him. The puzzles he really liked he would have Sonia laminate and housekeeping would arrange things on his wall for one more.

Donnie had a great sense of humor and loved joking with the staff. When he was in the hospital he let everyone know he wanted to be at Westridge. That was his home with family and friends. He will be remembered for his joking, plants and how he enjoyed winning at BINGO. 

Donnie loved the Lord. He had a collection of religious pictures and crosses. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. 

During his recent illness he would remind Sandy it will be okay and I'm ready to meet Jesus and be with my mom. The tee shirt he will be buried in was one of his favorites it says:
"Jesus Loves You ~ But I'm His Favorite." Whatever your part was in Donnie's life he appreciated what you did. He left us with a lot of good memories and will be greatly missed. 

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and brother Kenny Bice. He is survived by his sister Judy Brennestall of Council Bluffs and many other relative.

Left to cherish his memory is his Westridge family and friends. His adopted family who loved him and cared for him include; Mike and Sandy Alexander of Blanchard, Barry and Rhonda Byers and daughter Ainsley of Essex, Brandon and Kendra Hallam and children Kenzlee, Cameron and Bradley of Shenandoah, Ashley Byers and Cameron Walker of Orient, Eric and Kim Doyle of Farragut, Felisha Fine and Jesus Navarrete of Council Bluffs, Mike Pickens, Shannah Alexander and Brooklyn of Villisca and Mike and Melissa Brown and children William and Sueanna of Shenandoah. 

Celebration of life funeral service will be held 2:30 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Burial to follow at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa


Blasi, Martha Jessen - Martha Blasi, age 92, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Jerry Wagoner officiating. Interment will be held at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa.

On October 3, 1926, Martha Jessen was born in Wellman, Iowa to Peter John Jessen and Bertha Kathryn Elizabeth Blum Jessen. She was baptized on October 24, 1926 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wellman. Martha grew up on a farm with eight brothers and sisters. She thought of herself as “mother’s helper.”
Martha was confirmed May 12, 1940 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 27:1. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1944 and attended Parsons College in Fairfield for two summer sessions. She taught at a rural school, Pleasant Knoll, in Pulaski for two years. Later, she worked at the Ottumwa Telephone Company as an operator.
On October 1, 1946, Martha married Jerald Blasi, also from Pulaski. They resided in Petersburg, Virginia, where Martha worked at the local phone company while Jerald served as an army medic. Upon his discharge from the service, they moved back to Iowa.
Jerald and Martha moved to Clarinda in 1962, where they raised four daughters. Martha was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Clarinda. She held offices in the LWML. She enjoyed sewing for world relief, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and singing in the choir. She made it a priority to attend various Bible study groups. Volunteer work also took up a lot of her time. She delivered meals, worked on the hospital auxiliary, and helped at the Glenn Miller Museum. 
Her faith and community were very important to her, but the welfare of her family was always on her mind. Martha was most at home in her kitchen, where she loved to cook. She lost her husband Jerald in 2009 after sixty-two years of marriage, but she continued to enjoy her family and friends.
She resided at Goldenrod Manor for the past ten years, where she participated in all of the activities that were offered. She particularly enjoyed Bingo and Kathy’s Klass (current events). She always welcomed visitors and particularly enjoyed family visits. 
Martha is survived by her daughters: Cheryl (Donald) Vincent of Omaha, NE; Donna (Richard) Whitehead of Center Point, IA; Janice (Royce) Duncan of Maryville, MO; and Kelly (Phil) Lasher of Erie, PA; as well as nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. In addition, four sisters survive: Elsie Wagler of Cody, WY; Gwen (Earl) Foster of Huntsville, TX; Evelyn (Robert) Wells of Ville De Oro, TX; and Shirley (Robert) Schmidt of Mundelein, IL. Martha is also survived by sisters-in-law Dorothy Jessen, Beverly Blasi, and Jeanie Blasi; brothers-in-law Dwight Blasi and Wayne Norton; also nieces, nephews, cousins and her Goldenrod family.
Preceding Martha in death were three brothers: Ronnie, Richard, and Harold Jessen; also one sister, Sharon Norton. 
Martha will be remembered for her selfless devotion to her family, her church, and her community. Her love and inspiration will live on through her family. May God grant comfort and peace to all those who mourn her passing


Carlson, Marvin Leroy -

Marvin Leroy Carlson, the son of Roy and Daisy (Peterson) Carlson was born September 9, 1926 at Stanton, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019 at his son’s home in Griswold, IA at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 30 days.

Marvin was raised in the Stanton area. He graduated from Stanton High School in l945 and entered the U.S. Army. Marvin served his country during WW II and following his honorable discharge, returned to Stanton and began farming. Marvin was united in marriage to Marjorie M. Combs on February 12, 1949 at New Market, Iowa. Marvin and Marjorie made their home on their farm, where they raised their family. In his younger years, Marvin enjoyed playing pitch with his friends. He was quite a carpenter and shared his skills with many by building children’s playhouses. Marvin enjoyed scrapbooking, collecting coins and stamps, and NASCAR. For a time during his retirement years, you could find Marvin working as a bartender at Mabel’s Palace in Stanton. Marvin was a member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church and for 70 years, a member of American Legion Ernie Johnson Post 406 in Stanton.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marjorie on September 11, 2015.

Marvin is survived by his two children: Mark (Lisa) Carlson of Griswold, IA and Susan Carlson of Stanton, IA; three grandchildren: Amanda (Michael) Bedsworth of Clarinda, IA, Mikeal Carlson of Clarinda, IA and Ashlee (Chris) Jones of Omaha, NE; 3 great-grandchildren and sister, Jeanette Kalasky of Omaha, NE; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral Service will be held

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

At Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Stanton, IA

Burial in Mamre Cemetery, Stanton, IA with Military Rites

Rev. Roger Claxton, Officiating

Visitation with the family on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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


Chapman, Donald Wayne - Celebrating the life of Donald W Chapman Born on July 27, 1932 in Northboro, Iowa to the parents of Edgar and Oralea Chapman, where he lived until 1952. He was the third of ten children. He attended Northboro High school. After graduation he began a career working in Postal Services and retired in 1989 after serving for 28 years. He lived in Roseville, CA. He married Beverly Jackson on July 18, 1954 at Shenandoah, Iowa. He was a member of Epworth Methodist Church. Donald was involved in American Legion Post 169, Fleet Reserve Branch 230, and International Order of The Moose. He served in the Navy Service from 1952 to 1955 during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife Beverly, daughter Denise, son Gregory, Grandsons Donald and Matthew, granddaughter Melissa, great grandson Donald Jacob, sisters Elaine Ohnmact of Essex, Iowa, Lois Jean Foxworthy of Elkhorn Nebraska, Dianna Hall of Westboro, MO and Donna Yost of Eaton, Colorado.

Lambert Funeral Home, Roseville, CA 


Cline, Elbert L. "Gunner"

Elbert L. was born August 26, 1919 to Elbert and Bertie (Jones) Cline in Fall Branch, TN. He had three siblings Stella, Don and Anna.  His father died at a very young age and in 1925 the family came to Clarinda to settle down.  Elbert’s mother remarried on Aug. 8, 1926 to Jacob Thompson. 

Elbert joined the National Guard at a young age then enlisting in the United States Army February 10, 1941.  He served in US Army with the Anti-tankers of 168th Regiment, 34th Division and the 5th Army.  He was captured and wounded in a battle in North Africa on Feb 17, 1943 northwest of Sibouzid by the German Army. He escaped from a POW train in Italy in March of 1943. While serving he received several honors: Good Conduct Metal, Purple Heart, American Defense Service Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, 3 Bronze Battle Stars and 4 Overseas Service Bars.  He was honorably discharged on August 16, 1945.

Elbert married Doris August 13, 1944 in Troy, Kansas while he was serving in the Army.  To their union they were blessed with a daughter Sue Ann.  Elbert was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church.  His hobbies included coin collecting and golfing, wherein he achieved success as well as great joy.

Preceding Elbert in death are his parents, wife Doris; sisters, Stella and Anna; brother Don and half-sister Minnie.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Sue Ann (Andy) Higgins of Clarinda, Iowa; many nieces and nephews.

Services for Elbert will be held at Walker-Merrick-Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10am with burial to follow at the Clarinda Cemetery. Visitation is on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 5 to 7pm. Memorials to family choice


Crawford, H. Keith -

H. Keith Crawford, 81 of Denison, died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Avoca Specialty Care, Avoca, Iowa.

An inurnment will take place June 28, 2019 at the Memory Cemetery (New Market Cemetery) New Market, IA.  His cremated remains will be combined with his wife’s at the time of death.

Survivors include: two sons, Kevin M Crawford of Simpsonville, SC, Kelly D Crawford of Gretna, NE; one daughter, Kayla J Jacobs of Harlan; four granddaughters; Jessica A Crawford, Gabrielle M Crawford, Callie Crawford, Aydin Jacobs; and 1 great-grandson; Kirk L McGuire.


Davison, Almira J. Hicks - Almira J. Hicks Davison, the daughter of Robert and Mary Ellen Hicks, was born on October 7, 1865 at Ladoga, Iowa, and passed away at the University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, November 18, 1944, at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 11 days.

She was united in marriage Feb 14, 1889, to Jackson Davison who preceded her in death.

Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her father, mother, five brothers and one sister, she being the last of the family to pass away.

For many years she worked for the Women's Benefit Association, traveling most of the time through out the states organizing lodges until her health began to fail, causing her to retire, when she returned to Clarinda where she spent the rest of her life.

Surviving her are two sisters-in-law, Mrs Rufus Hicks and Mrs Nora Davison and nephews and nieces.

Her membership was in the United Presbyterian church and while unable to attend the services the past year she remained a faithful member.

Funeral services were held from the Walker Funeral Home, Tuesday, Nov 21, 1944, at 2 pm, with the Rev Henry Orr Lietman in chage. Piano interludes were furnished by Aletha Hutchings. Interment was in Old Memory cemetery. Casketbearers were Glen Davison, Burl Davison, Loren Davison, Raymond Kelley, Clarence Bales, Elmer Eighmy. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Nov 11, 1944


Davison, Hardin - An Old Pioneer Gone. Hardin Davison is dead. He died on the 1st of September, 1895, at the residence of his son, J.S. Davison in East River township, Page county, Iowa.

He was born in the state of Kentucky, April 18, 1827. And came to Page county in 1846 and has resided in this county ever since. On the 7th of October, 1849, he married Harriett J. Thompson, who died January 22, 1890. In 1862 he united with the Christian church and died professing faith in God and hope of immortality. His funeral services were held at the residence of his son, The Rev J.F. Campbell officiating. His remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Memory cemetery. He was a free Mason, and exemplified in his daily life the uses of the Gavel and Trowel. And so true was his life to the square of virtue that in a residence of 49 years in Page county; there are none who say anything against Hardin Davison. He came here when this county was a wilderness. He helped to subdue it. He was a plain uneducated, honest man and left he impression of his integrity upon one civilization. He was honored and respected by all who came in contact with him and possessed a mine of wealth in the love of his children and grand-children that sustained and soothed him to the last, and which was his only reward for 49 years of toil. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 6, 1895


Depew, Sarah Hazeltine Dennis

Funeral services for Sarah Depew, 93, New Market, Iowa will be held 11 am Friday, February 15, at Walker-Merrick-Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with interment at Memory Cemetery in New Market, Iowa. There will be no visitation.

Walker-Merrick-Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, is providing arrangements.

Sarah Hazeltine was born September 26, 1925 to John A and Ruth (Miller) Dennis in rural Taylor County Iowa and entered into rest February 11, 2019 at Golden Rod Nursing Home.

Sarah has 2 brothers, Marvin and Paul. Sarah attended school in New Market, Iowa and met the love of her life at church. Donald Paul and Sarah were united in marriage May 24, 1951 at the Christian Church in New Market. Sarah taught school for many years in New Market. Sarah enjoyed sewing, listening to music and playing the piano in her spare time. Sarah was involved in the Christian church doing many activities.

Sarah is preceded in death by her parents, husband; brothers Marvin and Paul Dennis and sisters-in-law Inez Jo Depew and Leila Depew

She is survived by her sister-in-law Rhea N Dennis and many nieces and nephew


Engstrand, Lois Wilma Ridnour - Lois Engstrand, age 90, of Braddyville, Iowa entered into peace Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, March 22, 2019 at Braddyville Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa with Scott Davison officiating. Open visitation will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home. Interment will be held at the Braddyville Cemetery.

Lois Wilma Engstrand was born September 17, 1928 southeast of Clarinda, Iowa to Lasure Ridnour and Grace (Davis) Ridnour. Lois grew up in the New Market area. She graduated from Glenwood High School in 1945. Lois was united in marriage July 28, 1948 at Bentonville, Arkansas to Wendell Engstrand. They were blessed with two daughters, Nancy and Donna. They lived west of Braddyville on a farm for 60 years.

Lois was with the United States Postal Service for 45 years. She began her career as a clerk and she was Postmaster of Braddyville for several years.

Lois enjoyed living on the farm. She was an outdoor person and enjoyed taking care of the farm work including fencing and taking care of the livestock. Playing bridge, bingo and watching the Chicago Cubs were favorite pastimes and she especially loved playing cards with the grandchildren.

Preceding Lois in death are her parents; husband, Wendell Engstrand (1978); grandson, Korey Lynn Marriott; son-in-law, Dennis Henneman; in-laws, Orland and Phyllis Engstrand, Martin and Sharlene Engstrand, Ruthe and Virgil Kelley, Harley Kissinger and Robert Mann.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Nancy Henneman of Sidney, Iowa and Donna Marriott (Randy) of Braddyville, Iowa; grandchildren, Scott and Shannon Henneman, Kimberly and Kiley Payne, Kris Henneman, Kyle Marriott, Kolby Marriott and Trisha Conley; great grandchildren, Ashley Henneman, Dacey Henneman, Makensey Henneman, Kaden Payne, Kolt Payne, Quincy Marriott; sister, Maxine Mann; nieces; nephews and many friends


Falk, Joyce Elaine Herold -

 Joyce E. Falk, 78, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at her home following a brief illness.  A memorial celebration life gathering (visitation) will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday evening, March 22, 2019 at the Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah.  Memorials in Joyce's name are being directed the family.  Inurnment will take place in the Farragut Cemetery in Farragut at a later date. 

     Joyce Elaine (Herold) Falk, daughter of John W. and Leota W. (Greever) Herold, was born on September 19, 1940 in Shenandoah, Iowa.  She entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 18, 2019 at her Shenandoah home following a brief illness at the age of 78 years, 5 months, 27 days.

    Growing up in Shenandoah, Joyce attended the Shenandoah Community Schools through the eighth grade.  She would later receive her GED.

     Through the years, Joyce worked in Shenandoah at Dekalb, the Waldorf Café, Tall Corn Motel, the Eagles Club, Earl May’s and Henry Field’s Nursery.  She was married to Leslie V. Abbott, Jr. and after Leslie passed away was later married to Joe Falk.

     Preceding Joyce in death were her parents; husband, Leslie V. Abbott, Jr; brother, Johnie Herold; aunts, uncles and cousins.

     Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Jeff Abbott of Lawrence, KS, Julie Abbott and Jason Falk, both of Shenandoah, IA; three siblings, Marvis Henry of Loveland, CO, Raymond Herold and his wife Judy and Carolyn Sederburg, all of Shenandoah, IA; other relatives and friends


Falk, Shirley Ann Glasgow, age 83 of Shenandoah, IA died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Corning Specialty Care Center in Corning, IA following an extended illness. Shirley was born January 15, 1936 to parents Presley James Glasgow and Mildred Wilma (Shere) Glasgow in Fremont County near Sidney, IA. Shirley was the second child born into the family. Betty Jean, Walter Allen, and Peggy Lucille were her siblings. Shirley went to school through the 11th Grade in Sidney.

She married Dale Falk of Red Oak in 1972 and they were later divorced. Shirley worked many waitress jobs through her life and even waited on Marty Robbins and wife in Tennessee. She worked at the Tall Corn Cafe in Shenandoah and clerked there also at the front desk. Later, she worked at Gardenview Care Center for several years eventually retiring from there.

Shirley was a loving and kind person who loved life and loved God with all her heart. She always said God put a lot of good friends in her live through the years. She loved all of her nieces and nephews and was like a second Mom to them. She loved all animals, especially the four legged furry kitties, most significantly "Miss Kitty" who was very vocal with her Aunt Peg.

Shirley and her sister, Peg, has a lot of fun all their lives. She loved music, dancing, cars, and roller skating. When they were teenagers they decided on taking her old Ford to Grand Island, NE but after adding oil in each town along the way, they decided that was enough of an adventure.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty Reed; brother, Bud Glasgow; sister-in-law, Judy Glasgow; brother-in-law, Bill Hayter; nephew, Zachary Hayter; and former husband, Dale Falk. She is survived by her sister, Peg Hayter of Corning, IA and friend Kenny Johnson; brother-in-law, Bob Reed of Sidney, IA; nephews, Kerry and Galen Reed; nieces, Candy Norris and husband Brett, Lori Sturm and husband Tony, Paula Brackney; and Dawn Brown and husband Brian; many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney, IA with Pastor Craig Eberly of the Sidney Victory Life Church officiating. Visitation with the family greeting friends will be from 10:30 AM until service time on Saturday. A memorial fund has been established and interment of ashes will follow in the Sidney, Iowa Cemetery. The Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney, IA is in charge of arrangements


Farrell, Shirley Eileen Nelson -

Shirley Eileen (Nelson) Farrell, 83, of Shenandoah, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Shenandoah Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah with Father Raphael Assamah officiating.  The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation and viewing at the funeral home Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with Recitation of Rosary Service to follow at 7:00 PM.  Burial will take place in the Rose Hill Cemetery next to her beloved husband Bill.  Memorials in Shirley's name are being directed to either St. Mary's Catholic Church or the Shenandoah Medical Center, where Shirley as switchboard operator for over 30 years.   

Shirley Eileen (Nelson) Farrell, daughter of Edward H. and Anna Louise (Kemper) Nelson, was born on a farm south of Farragut, Iowa on August 30, 1935, the youngest of seven children.  She entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Shenandoah Medical Center following a brief illness at the age of 83 years, 6 months, 21 days.

Growing up on the family farm near Farragut, Shirley attended the Farragut Community Schools, graduating from Farragut High School with the Class of 1953.  She then attended the Commercial Extension School of Business in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating in 1954. 

Her first job was at the Beebe & Runyon Furniture Store in Omaha. She met her husband William Walter Farrell, while he was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska. They were married on June 23, 1956, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah.  The union was blessed with eight children.

Following Bill’s service in the United States Air Force, they moved to Kearney, New Jersey (where Bill was from) in 1959.  With Shirley being a deeply rooted southwest Iowa farm girl, they moved to Shenandoah in 1961, to raise a family.

For over thirty years, Shirley worked as a switchboard operator and receptionist, beginning at the Hand Community Hospital before retiring from Shenandoah Memorial Hospital (Shenandoah Medical Center) in 2000.  A longtime and faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shirley was Treasurer of the St. Mary’s Ladies Guild for many years.  She was also a member of the Shenandoah American Legion Auxiliary as well as serving as Treasurer of TOPS for many years.  Shirley loved to watch basketball with her favorite teams being the Chicago Bulls, Kansas and Iowa State.  She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune on TV, playing ping pong, collecting angels and was an avid bowler for many years.

Preceding Shirley in death were her parents; beloved husband of over 55 years, William Farrell; daughter, Katrina Mattice; infant son, William Paul Farrell; two brothers, Stanley and Enos Nelson; and two sisters, Lois Walter and Agnes Hopkins.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Left to cherish her memory are her six children, Joseph Farrell and wife Nancy of Colorado Springs, CO, Theresa Stevens and husband Jerry of Underwood, IA, Brian Farrell of Jacksonville, IL, Greg Farrell and Jessica Stokes of Poway, CA, Steve Farrell and wife Carrie of Swansboro, NC, and Robert Farrell and wife Amy of Shenandoah, IA; son-in-law, Charlie Mattice and wife Tammy of Shenandoah, IA; thirteen grandchildren, Tara, Tim, Amy, Chris, Connor, Joshua, Lance, Megan, Jacob, Kylee, Mike, Courtney and Brock; eight great grandchildren; sister, Betty Van Ness and husband Lyle of Shenandoah, IA; brother, Delbert Nelson of Shawnee Mission, KS; brother-in-law, Frank Farrell and wife Helen of Manchester, NJ; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives; and many friends


Greenway, Abel - Abel G. Greenway, 75, longtime resident of Clarinda died Wednesday evening at a Rochester Minn, hospital where he had been taken eight days ago.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm Saturday at Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Jerold Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.

Besides his wife of the home at 304 N 19th, he is survived by two children: Abel Greenway Jr of Clarinda and Mrs Kenneth (Donna Lee) Erickson of New Ulm, Minn. There are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother Raymond in 1934, and a son, Maurice, killed in WWII.

Mr Greenway was born July 26, 1899, at Guss in Taylor County, the son of Alex and Jane Bullock Greenway. He was married to Theo Adams who died in 1970. Later he was married to Ollie Irvin who survives.

Mr Greenway was a postal employee having retired from being a rural carrier. He was a veteran of World War I and active in sports in Clarinda schools, including Clarinda Junior College. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 19, 1975


Gutschenritter, Franklin Joseph - Franklin Joseph Gutschenritter was born in Page County, Iowa on February 3, 1935 to William and Vergie (Pritchard) Gutschenritter. He entered into eternal rest on February 19, 2019 at his home in rural Imogene.

He attended Sentinel Country School before graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1953. After graduation he began his life long career in farming. This was interrupted by service to his country. Frank was drafted into the United States Army in March 1958. Served two years active duty, 18 months in Augsburg, Germany. This followed by three years in the Army Standby Reserves. He was honorably discharged in 1963.

Frank was united in marriage to his best friend Carol Ann Maher 58 years ago on July 11, 1960 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa. They were blessed with four great children: Tony, Lisa, Trent and Joe. 

Frank was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church having served on the Pastoral Council. He completed a three year Farm Management Program through Iowa Western Community College, sponsored by Veterans Administration under the G.I. Bill. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Enjoyed all of his grandchildren's activities and sporting events. Spent time reading farm related magazines. Going on "farm tours" and "checking crops" were also his favorite times. Visiting with family and friends were most important to him. He considered himself "the luckiest man alive" because he had the privilege of spending his entire life doing what he loved - farming. It was his job, his hobby, his pastime and his life. A man who lived with "no complaints and no regrets." 

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Leo, Delmus and wife Pat, Carroll and infant brother and sister Geraldine Morelock and husband Glen.

Those left to cherish his memory include is wife Carol Ann, children: Tony (Roxanne), Lisa (Scott) Fisher, Trent (Tina), and Joe (Amy), ten grandchildren: Colton & Gracie Fisher, Katie, Steve, Sydney, Sara, Brady, Jane, Natalie and Adrian Gutschenritter, two great-grandchildren: Jacob and Declan, sister-in-law Darene Gutschenritter, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imogene. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Thursday evening at St. Patrick Catholic Church from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m



Hagewood, Thomas Leslie, Jr - Tom Hagewood, age 90, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Good Samaritan Care Center, Villisca, Iowa. Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with military rites accorded by American Legion Sergy Post 98. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. 

Thomas Leslie Hagewood, Jr. was born October 29, 1928 to Thomas L. Hagewood, Sr. and Ethel (Moore) Hagewood in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Detroit and attended Detroit High School. Tom served in the Army Air Corp in Guam during World War II. He was united in marriage to Julanne Nadine Stipe October 25, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. They were blessed with three sons, Thomas Leslie Hagewood III, Roger Alan Hagewood and Martin Lyn Hagewood. 

Tom attended Clarinda Community College and received an Associate’s Degree. He then attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Masters degree in administration. After his first year of teaching in Ute, Iowa, he taught seventh and eighth grade math in Clarinda Community Schools for thirty three years. His duties included coaching throughout his career in all sports.

Preceding Tom in death are his parents; wife, Julanne Hagewood (03/22/1982); daughter-in-law, Linda Hagewood. 

Survivors include his sons, Thomas Hagewood III, of Schuyler, Nebraska, Roger Hagewood of Clarinda, Iowa and Martin Hagewood, Sr. and wife Frances of Clarinda, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Scott Hagewood of Omaha, Nebraska, Jenny Keeley (Harold) of Clarinda, Iowa, Martin Hagewood, Jr. (Kathy) of Clive, Iowa, Sean Hagewood of Lincoln, Nebraska, Danee Githaiga (Geoff) of New Market, Iowa, Michael Hagewood (Heather) of Omaha, Nebraska and Matthew Hagewood (Crystal) of Clive, Iowa; twelve great grandchildren; sisters, Iris Davis and Marion (Wally) Bell of Detroit and Shirley (Wayne) Carlson of Las Vegas, Nevada and Diane (Bob) Batten of Kingman, Arizona; nieces; nephews and many friends


Herzberg, Oliver Dick Elmer - Oliver Herzberg, age 85, of Villisca, Iowa entered into peace Friday, February 8, 2019 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Villisca, Iowa with Pastor Jerry Wagoner officiating. Interment will be held at the Villisca Cemetery in Villisca, Iowa.

Oliver Dick Elmer Herzberg was born near Clarinda, Iowa, on January 15, 1934 to Harry Henry Harmon and Nellie (Wehmiller) Herzberg. Oliver attended Jackson country school, and Immanuel Lutheran School. Oliver married Mary Jo Williams on December 25, 1956, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Clarinda, Iowa.
In August 1956, Oliver answered his call to the US Army, where he served in Korea for 14 months as a Forward Observer on the DMZ line. After serving in the military, Oliver worked for the Clarinda Coop, and then moved to the farm where he started his farming career until they moved to town in 2002. He continued to help with harvest and planting up until 2017. 
To this union, 3 children were born; Angela (Bryan) Dickey, Villisca; Ronnel (Tom) Wright, Red Oak; and Mark (Dawnette) Herzberg, Villisca.
Oliver was a long time, active member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Villisca, Iowa. Oliver and Mary Jo spent 22 winters in Harlingen, Texas, and nearly 50 years enjoying square dancing. Oliver belonged to the Tarkio Valley Antique Tractor Club and enjoyed going to tractor pulls with his son, Mark. Oliver served as a Trustee for Nodaway Township, Taylor County, for many years and was a Page County Rural Water Board member. 
Preceding him in death are: his parents; baby sister, Marian Herzberg; sister, Ruth Eitzen; brother, Vernon Herzberg; four brother in laws and four sister in laws. Also preceding him in death were grandchildren, Mary Anne Marsh and Skyler John Dickey.
Survivors include his wife, children, 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Victor Herzberg, Darrel (Mavis) Herzberg, Willard (Kay) Herzberg, Ardith Sunderman and Gerald (Judy) Herzberg; sister-n-law and brother-n-law, Leland and Beverly Jones; many other family members and friends


Hines, Larry Clinton - Military Services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Omaha National Cemetery. 

Local Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah, with a luncheon following. 

Larry Clinton Hines was born on August 24, 1945 in Hamburg, Iowa, the son of Charles Clinton and Velma Louise (Paris) Hines. Larry entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Larry was raised in portions of Missouri and Southwest Iowa. He attended Farragut Community Schools through the 8th grade. He enlisted in the United States Navy on December 27, 1962 and served his country with pride until he was honorable discharged on September 28, 1966. Larry served two tours in Vietnam, where he was awarded several service medals. 

Larry worked at various construction jobs, put up grain bins, worked on installing garage doors and assisted in building the Ethanol Plant in Shenandoah. Although his work took him many places, Shenandoah was always home. Larry was a member of the American Legion, AMVETS and the Eagles Club. Larry helped with many fundraisers to assist the Shenandoah Police Department with their K-9 program and Shop With a Cop. 

In his spare time he enjoyed going to garage sales, putting together puzzles, collecting coins, spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors. He had a tender spot in his heart for babies and young children. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Karen Weisenberger (Ray); sisters Rosa Bell and Bonnie Brammer and brother-in-law Jack Wilson. Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters Judy Wilson and Catherine Culbertson; son Christopher Hines; 3 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends


Hoyt, Marjorie Elnora Thompson -

Marjorie Elnora Hoyt, 94, of Red Oak, IA and formerly of Essex, IA passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Red Oak Rehab and Care Center in Red Oak.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Quincy (Oakland) Cemetery near Carbon, Iowa in Quincy Township.  The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation and viewing from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Friday at the funeral home prior to leaving for graveside.  Memorials in Marjorie's name are being directed to the family.  

Marjorie Elnora (Thompson) Hoyt, daughter of Edward and Clara (Anderson) Thompson, was born on January 12, 1925 at her parents’ home near Carbon, Iowa.  She entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Red Oak Rehab and Care Center in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 94 years, 3 months, 6 days.

Her early years were spent growing up in the Carbon area and received her education in the Carbon School District. 

On August 19, 1944, Marjorie was united in marriage to Harvey J. Hoyt at Corning, Iowa.  To  this union four sons, Harvey, Jr, Richard, Howard and Michael were born. 

Over the years, Marjorie made several towns in southwest Iowa her home.  They included Brooks, Malvern, Shenandoah, Essex and lastly, Red Oak.  When the boys were big enough, Marjorie went to work in Glenwood in 1965 at the dry cleaners.  From 1966 until her retirement in 1987, She worked at Mount Arbor Nursery in Shenandoah.

In her spare time, Marjorie enjoyed fishing, doing plastic canvas cross stitch, working on puzzles, playing games, reading and just sitting outside enjoying the birds and squirrels.  She loved cooking Sunday dinners and a good game of cards with family.  She never asked for anything, but was always there when you needed her.  To the very end, she loved playing Sorry at the nursing home with family and especially loved taking Mike off the board even if he was losing, saying to the others playing, “get him-get him”.  She was a loving person and will be missed by all that knew her.

Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents; four brothers, Bill, Fritz, Don and Joe Thompson; sister, Darlene Rupp; infant son, Lloyd Thompson; son, Richard Hoyt; great grandson, Travis Hoyt; and daughter-in-law, Maggie Hoyt.

Left to cherish her memory are her three sons,  Harvey J. Hoyt, Jr, of Red Oak, IA, Howard D. Hoyt of Shenandoah, IA and Michael  E. Hoyt and wife Trudy of Glenwood, IA; 96 year old sister, Ellen Rasnic of Festus, MO; 13 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends

Nishna Valley Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa


Irvin, Michael "Mike" Allen - Michael "Mike" Allen Irvin, son of George Elton and Francis Isabelle (Roberts) Irvin, was born on December 30, 1939 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He passed away on May 3, 2019 at his home in Shenandoah at the age of 79.

Mike's early life was spent in Shenandoah. He graduated from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1957. After high school he attended Iowa Western Community College. He worked as a butcher at Brannen's Grocery Store from 1956-1962. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1962. Also, in 1962 he became an field interviewer for Central Surveys. He worked his way up to Vice President before retiring in 2007. 

Mike was united in marriage to Connie Marie Adams on August 14, 1971 in Coin, Iowa. They lived in Coin until 2007 when they moved to Shenandoah. Mike was a former mayor of Coin and was a member of the Coin United Methodist Church. 

He was an avid reader and loved RAGBRAI trips, playing tennis and going to Iowa Hawkeye football games for 30 plus years and attended 16 bowl games. 

Mike was an amazing friend and colleague. He gladly provided endless rides to Omaha for doctor appointments or to the airport for anyone in need of transportation. He loved having coffee and lunch with treasured friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Elton and Francis Irvin, sister; Delores Brooks, brothers; Gordon, Lowell and Larry Irvin, and nephew; Randy Irvin. 

Those left to honor his memory include his wife Connie Irvin of Shenandoah; brothers, Chuck (Joan) Irvin and Dick (JoDayle) Irvin both of Shenandoah; nieces and nephews; Julie (Joe) Denhart of Shenandoah, Jerry (Mary Jo) Josephson of Shenandoah, Terrie (Dan) Norris of Kansas City, MO, Diane (Dennis) Liljedahl of Essex, IA, Stephanie (Joe) Weaver of Omaha, NE, Amy (Al) Zimmerer of Bellevue, NE and Doug (Michelle) Irvin of Simsbury, CT; and many beloved great and grand nieces and nephews. 

Celebration of life memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Memorial visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Private family inurnment will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah Public Library, Shenandoah Historical Museum or the Coin United Methodist Church


Jones, Kay Lea - Kay Jones, age 78, of Independence, Missouri, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Friday, March 1, 2019 at her residence in Independence. Graveside Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 12:00 PM at Braddyville Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Interment will be held at the Braddyville Cemetery in Braddyville, Iowa. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.

Kay Lea Jones was born January 12, 1941 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph McClarnon and Wilma (Stiverson) McClarnon. She grew up in the Braddyville area and graduated from Braddyville High School in 1959. On August 9, 1959, she was united in marriage in Hopkins, Missouri to Jerry Jones, her high school sweetheart. They were blessed with three children, Kathy, Mary and Paul.

Kay’s working career included working at Montgomery Wards in Kansas City, Missouri, administrator of the Sheltered Workshop in Higginsville, Missouri. In 1988, she began working at Walmart in Liberty, Missouri and retired from there in 2006. Following their retirement, Jerry and Kay moved to Clarinda in 2007. 

Kay was an active member of the New Life Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Quilt Club. Kay enjoyed all forms of sewing including crocheting, embroidering and doing crafts. She also enjoyed playing cards, fishing and bird watching. Her family was her top priority and she especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and cooking for her family. Her homemade noodles will always be remembered.

Preceding Kay in death are her parents; husband, Jerry Jones (12/11/2015); granddaughter, Kaili Jones; brother, Russell McClarnon.

Left to cherish Kay’s memory are her children, Kathy (Alan) Keen of Independence, Missouri, Mary (Sarah) Jones of Olathe, Kansas, and Paul (Shelly) Jones of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Tisha Foster, Jarrin Jones, Carter Jones and Elizabeth Jones; great granddaughter, Aundrea Gilbert; brother, Bill McClarnon of Castle Rock, Colorado; sister, Ramona (Sonny) Zeiler of Independence, Missouri; sister-in-law, Karan Pool of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces; nephews and many friends.


Jordan, Joshua Lyle - Services of Remembrances will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. 

The family is deeply saddened by the events that took Josh from us. As we grieve together we would like to share our appreciation for all law enforcement and professional services that provided support for Josh and our family. We have full confidence in the investigators and have faith that justice will be served to all parties involved in this unthinkable act. We are encouraged by the overwhelming support received from our family and friends as well as the respect shown for our privacy during this trying time. Memorials can be directed toward the family to help with services. 

On February 17, 1986 in Shenandoah, Iowa Allan and Dawn welcomed their son, Joshua Lyle Jordan into the world. Josh lived in the community of Shenandoah his entire life. It was here that he grew up with his brothers Caleb and Jake. Josh attended Shenandoah Community Schools. He made many friendships along the way and enjoyed days spent with family.

Josh worked for his dad and Charlie Lisle doing various carpentry work. He also helped many others repair and remodel their homes. He was often found lending a helping hand when needed. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing trips with his Uncle Terry, riding ATV's, writing music, playing the guitar, jamming with his friends and riding his bike. Times spent with his family were greatly treasured. 

A senseless and tragic event took Josh from this earth in the early hours of April 22, 2019. Our hearts broke and our lives will never be the same. As family and friends of Josh it is our mission to continue to keep his memory alive by sharing fond stories and memories of him. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Richard and Phyllis Jordan and Mitchell Minor and his uncle Terry Minor. 

Those left to carry on his memory include his parents Allan (Kathy) Jordan and Dawn (Duke) Neumann; siblings Caleb (Kami) Jordan and Jake (Amber) Jordan; daughter Deziree Jordan; sons Isaiah Jordan and JJ Jordan; step-son Tyler Chaney; grandmother Cindy Brooks; step-sister Veronica (Kerry) White; step-brothers Scyler (Crystal) Boylan and Sayler (Justine) Boylan; special friend Stephanie Chaney; 4 nieces, 1 nephew, extended family and friends


Kight, Jennie Sarah Kenworthy Whitney - Miss Jennie Sarah Kenworthy was born May 25, 1865, and passed away Sunday, Nov 10, 1929, at the age of 64 years, 5 months, and 15 days.

In 1886 she was married to S.B. Whitney. To this union eight children were born: Brady and Clyde, of Oklahoma; Boyston and Alva, of Villisca; Thomas, of Yorktown; Mabel Loft of Clarinda; Dorothy Cameron of New Market, and Lucille Fine of Braddyville. In later years she was married to N.A. Kight of Clarinda. She leaves to mourn besides the husband and children, an aged father, four sisters, three brothers, and fourteen grandchildren.

She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, an active worker in the community in which she lived.

She was a kind and loving mother always ready to help others in time of need. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services for Mrs Kight took place at the church in Hepburn at 2 pm Tuesday. Interment was made at 4 pm at the Old Memoy cemetery near New Market. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 14, 1929

Note: marriage records of Page County, Iowa - 04 Sep 1888 Samuel B. Whitney and Jennie Kinworthy


Lane, Denman "Claire"

Denman Claire Lane was born in Neodesha, Kansas on August 22, 1931 to Rex Wells Lane and Beva Marie (Henderson) Lane. He passed away on May 9, 2019 at Elm Heights in Shenandoah, Iowa.

After living about 10 years in Neodesha, his family packed up and moved to Blanchard, Iowa. Coming from a bigger town with paved streets, and moving into Blanchard on a rainy day with muddy, unpaved streets, he said he wondered where in the world his parents had brought them!

But he quickly grew to love this little town, where he met and made many life-long friends.

While he was in high school, he also met Ruby Irvin, who was forever the love of his life. After Claire graduated with the Blanchard class of 1950, he and Ruby were married on March 4, 1951. They had just celebrated their 68th Anniversary.

Just a few months after getting married, Claire and his brother-in-law Bob Irvin, entered into the U.S. Army. They served during the Korean Conflict. They were both stationed in Germany, and were both discharged in 1953.

After returning home, Claire worked for Lane Drilling Company with his father, Rex, and his brother, Carroll.  Not only did the brothers work together, but they had married sisters, so they  were all especially close. Both families were growing, and Claire and Ruby’s children, Teresa and Dwight, were born during this time.

Claire’s father Rex was always quite an entrepreneur, and in 1960 he landed a contract with the US Corp of Engineers, to drill 100 water wells in each of the countries of Turkey and Iran. So Claire and his brother-in-law Dale Nally went to Iran, and Rex and Carroll went to Turkey, where they each spent one full year working, before returning home. It was a hard time being away from his family, but oh what an adventure and what stories he loved to tell!

Then, thinking maybe he was ready to try a different career path, he and Ruby decided to move their little family to South Gate, CA where his oldest brother Verle lived. They lived in California during 1963-1964, and enjoyed the new adventure, and experiencing everything they possibly could while they were there. But the pull of friends and family returned them to Blanchard.

Claire and Carroll continued growing Lane Drilling after the death of their father, and eventually the company included Carroll’s sons and grandsons.

Claire was also very active in the United Methodist Church and helped with dinners and many activities that the town of Blanchard held. He also served as the Mayor of Blanchard twice. Once in the late 1960’s, and the second term in 2008

In 1983, Lane Drilling sold to Stang Hydronics of California, a major dewatering company. Carroll moved to their California office, and  Claire continued to work for them, drilling wells all over the country. Stang Hydronics was then purchased by Griffin Dewatering, Inc in 1988. Claire and Ruby moved to Omaha and he worked out of their Omaha office for two years.

In 1990, Claire decided to give up drilling, as it was requiring him to be gone from home more and more, and he then went to work for NSK-AKS in Clarinda. He retired on his birthday in 1996.

He enjoyed his retirement, spending time working and doing welding jobs in his little shop in Blanchard. 

With health problems in 2010, he and Ruby moved to Essex, to be closer to their daughter and his healthcare. They ended up enjoying  living in Essex very much, and the move became permanent. They enjoyed being closer to family, and being able to see their grandchildren and great-grandchildren every time they came to town

After some new health problems during the last year, Claire entered Elm Heights on April 29, 2019.

Preceding Claire in death were his parents, Rex and Beva Lane, parents in law Warren and Essie Irvin, brothers Verle Lane and his wife Evelyn, and Carroll Lane and wife Betty, and  brother in law Dale Nally, and sisters in law Ann Lane and Ikie Lane.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby, daughter Teresa (Dennis) Perry of Essex, son Dwight (Pam) Lane of Oakland, NE. Grandchildren Derek Perry (Tony Vincent), Lisa (Jake) Strickland, Dallas (Amanda) Lane, and Valerie (Ryan) Holzer.

Great grandchildren Kaylee Lane, Connor and Ellie Perry-Vincent, Taylor and Ty Strickland, and Cameron and Delaney Holzer. Step grandchildren Ryan Yorty and Sarah Yorty, and her daughter Peyton.

Also sister, Floy Nally; brother-in-law, Bob Irvin and wife Mary Ann, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Joint graveside services will be held June 30, 2019 with his brother Carroll.

Memorials to Essex Fire and Rescue

Cards may be sent to:

Ruby Lane

601 South Ave, Apt 2

Essex, IA 51638


Lister, Duane - Duane Lister Dies in Omaha, Funeral Tuesday in Clarinda

Braddyville (Special) -- Duane D. Lister, 32, former Braddyville resident, died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Saturday. He has been ill for several weeks.
Survivors are his wife, former Loraine Murren of Clarinda, one daughter [Cheryl], five years old, and son [Mark], two years old; mother, Mrs. Daisy Lister and sister, Joane, of Braddyville; brothers Elliott of Hopkins, and Vernon of Knoxville.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Clarinda in charge of Rev. Lester Greenwood.
Mr. Lister had been employed in Omaha with the Coca Cola firm, having a truck route. He had been in the hospital for a day longer than a month with complications. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 13, 1953


Lister, Duane D. - Duane D. Lister was born July 7, 1920 in Braddyville, Iowa and died at St Joseph hospital, Omaha, at the age of 32 years, nine months, four days.

He was married to Loraine Murren of Clarinda. To them were born two children, Cheryl C. and Mark E.

He is survived by his wife and children; his mother, Mrs Frank Lister; sister, Miss Joan Lister of Braddyville; two brothers, E.J. Lister of Hopkins, Vernon Lister of Knoxville, Iowa.

He entered the service of his country Oct 17, 1942 and served three years. One half of the time was spent overseas in Iran. He was discharged in January 1946.

Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery. BEDFORD TIMES-PRESS, Bedford, Iowa, Apr 30, 1953


Lister, Katherine Rosa - Katherine Rosa Lister, 89, of Clarinda, died February 9, 1999 at Clarinda Regional Health Center where she had been a resident since September 31 [sic], 1994. Katherine was born August 14, 1909 in rural Page County, Iowa, to Charles and Nora Ford Lister.

She received her education in rural schools and Clarinda High School from which she graduated in 1927. Katherine worked in many places of business in her lifetime, all in Clarinda; as a clerk at Spurgeon and Graham Department stores, bookkeeper for Barrons and Evan's Garage and in the auto department of the Page County Treasurer's Offfice. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clarinda.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Osa Carver.

Survivors include cousins, Marian Davison and husband Wendell of Clarinda, Ruth Warner of Shenandoah, Phyllis Kendall and husband Bob of Clarinda, and Dusty Whitehead and wife Sue of Clarinda.

Graveside services were held 1 pm Saturday, February 13, 1999, at Clarinda Cemetery with Rev John Clark officiating. Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. CLARINDA HERALD JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 17, 1999


Looker, Verlene- Verlene Looker passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Elm Heights Care Center. 

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. The family will greet friends one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah Ambulance Service. 

Verlene Looker, 73 of Shenandoah passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah. Verlene was born on September 29, 1945 in Maryville, Missouri the daughter of Fay and Neva (Gardner) Looker. 

Verlene moved to Shenandoah when she was just 6 years old. Her parents both worked for May Seed and Nursery Company, so it was a natural fit for Verlene to join the KMA Radio family. As a young woman, Verlene began a career as part of the Kitchen-Klatter family and later hosted a daily hour-long homemaking program entitled "Lifestyles". After Kitchen Klatter went out of business in 1985 she recorded a homemaking program for KQIS Radio also in Shenandoah. She then worked as a tour guide for Central Travel Agency. In 1991 she began working in Human Resources at Wal-Mart, where she remained employed until her passing. 

While she never had any children of her own, Verlene was a primary matriarchal figure and care taker for her extended family. How rare it was to see Verlene without one of her nieces or nephews by her side. She loved to spend her free time toting her nieces and nephews to and from school events, dance recitals and athletics. Verlene was kind, loyal and spent her life in service to others. 

She is survived by her brother Roger Looker; her nieces Michelle Looker-Collins, Stacy Looker-Graham and Kim Manion; 8 great-nieces and nephews; 5 great-great-nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends who she loved beyond measure


Lottridge, Ronald Lee - Ronald Lee Lottridge, son of Edward George and June Dorothy (Johnson) Lottridge, was born on September 13, 1934, in Sioux City, Iowa. He passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at his home in Manning, Iowa.

Ronald grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1953 he graduated from East High School in Sioux City, where he played football and basketball for the Raiders and served as the Student Council President. In September of 1954, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his tenure he was a radio technician in Hawaii and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. One of his favorite stories to tell was when he showed up to play on a Marine Corps basketball team. The men were disorganized and a coach was not present. Therefore, Ron organized them and began shooting drills with the players. As he was instructing them, a commanding officer walked in and asked him to state his name and rank. From then on, Ron became the coach of the team. Following his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in September of 1957, he attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Four years later in 1961, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. From 1961 until 1975 he was a junior high math teacher in Sioux City. On June 16, 1973, he was united in marriage to Sarah E. Haworth in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1975 he received his Master of Arts in Education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. The family then moved to Janesville, Iowa, where he was hired as the junior and high school principal and athletic director. In 1977 he was hired as the high school principal at Shenandoah High School and remained there until his retirement in 1997.

Ron was a dedicated member of the American Legion in Shenandoah, Iowa, especially after his retirement. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, where he served in many leadership roles. While he was a principal, the School Administrators of Iowa elected him as an officer. Finally, when his boys were young, he served as a Boy Scout Troop leader.

Ron enjoyed many things in life. He loved golfing, bike riding with Sarah, reading, playing Sudoku, watching his children in their extracurricular activities, playing with his grandchildren, and having a reasonably good day.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward G. and June D. Lottridge and his birth mother Dora (Elsner) Lottridge.

Ronald is survived by his wife Sarah Lottridge; children Edward T. Lottridge and wife Jessica, Ronald C. Lottridge and wife Amy, and Suzanne Polzien and husband Greg; grandchildren Henry, George, and David Lottridge, Abe, Sarah, and Thomas Polzien; sister Sherry Aarnes; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Celebration of life funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. 

Visitation with the family will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. 

Burial will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah with military rites provided by the Shenandoah American Legion Post 88 Color Guard


Major, Teruko "Terri" Iwasa- 06 Jan 1932 - 16 Apr 2019 - Teruko "Terri" Major passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday evening, April 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.

Memorials may be directed to Accura Health Care in Stanton, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday evening, April 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.

Memorials may be directed to Accura Health Care in Stanton, Iowa. 

Teruko "Terri" Major of Shenandoah died on Tuesday, April 16th at the Accura Healthcare facility at the age of 87. 

She was born in Nagoya, Japan on January 6th, 1932 and was the daughter of Katsuuemon and Kiwa Iwasa. On May 14, 1963 she married Clarence William Major of Tabor, IA. Teruko grew up in Nagoya, Japan. She attended Takami Primary School, Takami Junior High School and Sugiyama High School. She met Clarence while working as a cashier at the Base Exchange at Tachikawa Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan. They were married on May 14, 1963 in Tokyo. To this marriage two sons were born, Thomas and Robert. They moved to Shenandoah, IA after Clarence's retirement from the Air Force. 

She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother. While raising her family she worked at NSK Corporation in Clarinda, IA, retiring in 1994. In retirement she enjoyed traveling, bowling, sewing, tending to her flowers, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence; her brother Toshiharu and her sister Saya. 
Those left behind to cherish her memory include her son Thomas, his wife Vicki, granddaughter Jennifer, her husband Corbin Moody and grandson Bradley all of Shenandoah, IA; her son Robert, his wife Sally, granddaughters Natalie and Allison, and grandson Kenton all of Nashville, TN; brother-in-law Donald Major of Burlington Junction, MO; sister-in-law Dixie Major of Essex, IA; special friend Jerry Burroughs of Shenandoah, IA and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends


Manson-Oxenford, Patricia Ann Duncan - Urbandale - Pat passed away peacefully to join her Lord on January 15, 2019. A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:30 a.m. at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel, 801 19th Street, West Des Moines, IA on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at.

Pat was born April 9, 1934 in Bedford, IA to Jim and Arlene Duncan. She attended North High School in Des Moines, IA and maintained her many friendships all her life. She married Walter Manson in 1942 and together they had three children: Julie (Jeff) Lamberti of Johnston, IA; Joni (Charlie) Barker of Windsor Heights, IA; and Jim (Tracey) Manson of Granger, IA. Walter Manson preceded Pat in death in 1983 after a long struggle with cancer. Pat remarried Paul Oxenford of Waukee, IA in 1990. He preceded Pat in death in 2014. Also preceding Pat in death is her grandson, Joshua Barker, in January 2015.

Pat is survived by her sister, Sharon (Larry) Anderson of Fairfield, IA; three children; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; as well as her Oxenford extended family. She is greatly missed.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 10, 2019


McCauley, Ronald Shawn - Ron McCauley, 53, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of Ankeny, Iowa entered into peace Monday, March 11, 2019 at his home. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at Ritchie Funeral Home 222 East Washington, Clarinda, IA on Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm.

Ron McCauley was born February 4, 1966 in Independence, Iowa to Newell and Janet (Cooper) McCauley. He grew up in Independence and graduated from high school there. After graduation, Ron headed to Buena Vista College where he majored in friends, a lot of fellowship, and a little bit of studying toward a Management Information Systems (MIS) degree. He did graduate much to the joy of his parents. Ron lived many places throughout Iowa with Ankeny and Clarinda being his latest places of home and family. 

After college, Ron found gainful employment in the information technology field. His employer for the last five plus years was Clarinda Regional Health Center. Every place Ron worked many of his colleagues became his family. Clarinda Regional Health Center was no different. 

One of Ron's greatest joys was his son, Braden. Born November 17, 2005, Braden and Ron both enjoyed sports - watching basketball, football, college and professional - you name it, the two of them enjoyed it. Just this past year (2018), Ron and Braden enjoyed a magical outing to Lambeau Field to watch the Packers play. What a game! What a day! Braden also plays a variety of sports and Ron tried never to miss a game. 

Preceding Ron in death were his parents, Newell and Janet McCauley. 

Left to miss Ron and to cherish his memory are his son Braden, Ron's brother Mark Scharff (St Louis, Mo), sisters Kelly Stenzhorn (Louisville, KY) and Lisa McCauley (McKinney, TX) , his nieces Abigail and Mia Salazar-McCauley (McKinney, TX), and many other family and wonderful friends who have crossed Ron's path - colleagues, college and high school friends too numerous to mention who have watched out for and celebrated with Ron - and probably worried about him a little bit too.

Life changed on March 11th for those who knew Ron McCauley. He was smart, sarcastic, so very stubborn, and one who cherished and would often share his life of memories old and new. Rest in peace, Ron


Mount, Ronnie Ray "Bud" -

Ronnie Ray (Bud) Mount of Shenandoah, Iowa passed away at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa on March 10, 2019.  Bud was born in the Hamburg Hospital on December 2nd 1934, the son of Charley (Dude) Mount and Marie Ruth (Scott) Mount.  He attended High Crick Country School and later graduated from Farragut High school, class of 1952.

On March 10th, 1953 he was united in marriage to Beverly Jo Booker and to this union three children were born: Rhonda Marie, Rebecca Sue and Ricky Ray.

He began farming with his father at a very early age and continued with his brother, son, daughter–in-law and grandsons until he couldn’t climb the combine ladder anymore. He enjoyed turkey shoots and every kind of hunting, but he especially like fishing everywhere from “Alaska to Florida”.

In 1976 Beverly died and he later married Sally Plummer until they divorced. He then married Carolyn Fichter in 1984 until she passed in 2015.

Bud is preceded in death by; sisters, Rose and Shirley, step brother Garry, step-sister, Charlene and granddaughter Laura. He is survived by his children; Rhonda Hockabout, Omaha, NE, Rebecca Kincannon, Aurora, MO and Ricky and Cindy, Farragut, Iowa. 6 grandchildren; Brian Sell, Omaha, NE, Sarah (Patrick”) Trausch Omaha, NE, Jessica (Joshua) Forester, Verona, MO, Melissa (James) Sanders, Republic, MO, Clint (Julie) Mount, Farragut, Ia and Dean(Shelly) Mount , Riverton, IA. 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. 4 stepdaughters; Carla (Todd) Androy, Fremont, NE, Michelle Fichter, Farragut, IA, Cathy Fichter and Tony Songer, Farragut, IA and Melissa (Todd) Bonnes, Shenandoah, IA; other relatives and many friends.

A memorial graveside service will be held  on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Utterback Cemetery near Riverton, Iowa.  Lunch and fellowship with the family will follow at the Rick and Cindy Mount Home, 3535 250th St, Farragut, Iowa.  Memorials in Bud’s name are being directed to the Utterback Cemetery

Nishna Valley Funeral, Shenandoah, Iowa


Petersen, John Eric -

John Eric Petersen, 53, of rural Essex entered into rest on Monday, May 6, 2019 at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. 

A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date.

John Eric Petersen, son of Robert Eugene and Paula Elaine (Graham) Petersen, was born on September 28, 1965 at Annapolis, Maryland.  He entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 6, 2019 at his rural Essex home following a long battle with cancer at the age of 53 years, 7 months, 8 days.

During his early life, with his father in the military, the family lived in various locations around the country.  Those locations included Bladensburg, MD, Adak, AK, London, England, Virginia Beach, VA, Hamburg, IA, Shenandoah, IA and lastly Council Bluffs, IA.   John eventually planted roots in Essex, Iowa.

He attended various elementary schools and later attended Shenandoah High School  before graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs with the Class of 1983.  John attended Drake University for one year. 

On December 10, 1991, John was united in marriage to Alice F. Reed at Red Oak, Iowa.  To this union one son, Troy Eugene Petersen, was born.  Following their marriage they lived in Shenandoah and eventually moved to Essex, where John built their country home in 1997.   John was a self employed carpenter.

Among the things that John enjoyed in his spare time were gardening, fishing and hunting.

Preceding John in death were his wife, Alice Reed Petersen; sister, Susan Petersen; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Troy Eugene Petersen of Essex, IA; father, Robert E. Petersen of Essex, IA; mother, Paula E. Petersen of Shenandoah; and  sister, Patricia Johnson of Atlanta, GA; aunt, Ida Brown; other relatives and many friends


Potter, Kenneth Lloyd - Kenneth Lloyd Potter, son of Lloyd and Ruth (Wilson) Potter, was born on December 27, 1920 south of Clarinda, Iowa. Following a brief illness he passed away on April 4, 2019 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, Iowa. 

At the age of seven he went to live with his grandparents George and Carol Wilson. He attended Coin, Iowa public school and graduated with the class of 1938. He enjoyed sports and was active in all school sports.

On March 1, 1941 he was united in marriage to Thelma L. Polsley and to this union a son was born who died at birth. They celebrated their 78th wedding anniversary this year.

In 1942 he was called into military service with the U.S Army. He took part in the D-Day invasion in France. He also served one year (1950-1951) during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in September of 1951. Upon returning home in December of 1951, he and Thelma moved to Omaha, Nebraska. He worked 25 years for BF Goodrich Company. Then he was employed by Sieg Automotive in Omaha. In 2015 they moved to Shenandoah, Iowa. He attended the Coin United Methodist Church. He enjoyed cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, especially the football team.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, brother Jim and sisters Lois Marie and Thelma Pauline. He is survived by his wife Thelma Potter of Shenandoah and many other relatives and friends. 

Celebration of life memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah with military rites provided by the Shenandoah American Legion Post 88 Color Guard. 

Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. 

Burial of cremains will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa


Powell, Arliss Anna Baumgarten - 1923 - 2016

Arliss Anna Powell was born on February 9, 1923 to Walter and Laura Baumgarten on a farm northwest of Clarinda, Iowa. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School there and graduated from the 8th grade as Valedictorian of Page County, Iowa. She graduated from Clarinda High School and attended American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Carroll Powell on June 13, 1943 in Des Moines. They moved to Tucson, Arizona in March 1957. Her husband died December 1998 after 55 ½ years of marriage. 

While in Tucson, Arliss worked in several Property/Casualty Insurance agencies and was active in the Tucson Association of Insurance Women. She served as its president for two terms and was named Insurance Woman of the Year in 1960, 1970 and 1980. 

Arliss and her husband were active in several hobbies including model railroading. They built their own layout at their home. She edited the Arizona Division newsletter for six years and was named Modeler of the Year in 1990.

She is survived by cousins in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Arizona and many friends. Donations may be made to your favorite charity



Reigle, Arlene M. Walborn -

Arlene M. Reigle 90, of Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born in Bellegrove, PA. on May 7, 1928, a daughter of the late John A. and E. Ruth Blair Walborn. Arlene was the wife of the late Ivan A. Sobbing, Raymond S. Bohr and George H. Reigle. Mrs. Reigle was retired from Cedar Haven where she had worked in the kitchen. She was a soldier in the Salvation Army where she joined in February 27, 1983; Home League Chaplain in February 11, 1996 and Women’s Fellowship. She was a member of the Hershey Community Chorus in September 25, 1989. Surviving are her children: Barbara Maurer of Jonestown; Joseph I, husband of Karen Sobbing, Chesterfield, VA; Sharon M, wife of George Polarek, Myrtle Beach, S.C; Simon J, husband of Pamela Bohr, West Lebanon; Candice, wife of Edward Highfield, Lebanon; Kimberly, wife of Drew Evanoff, Harrisburg; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Arlene was predeceased by her daughter: Josephine Roxanne Bohr; grandchildren: Anna (Susie) Kelley; Ivan Sobbing and Tina Marie Sobbing; brothers: Arthur and Earnest Ray Walborn; sisters: Eva Hummel and Edith Walborn. A funeral service will be held in the Rohland Funeral Home Inc. on Wednesday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00AM with a viewing from 10:00AM until the time of the service. There will be an evening viewing on Tuesday from 7:00PM – 9:00PM in the funeral home. Interment will be in Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville, IA. Contributions may be made in Arlene’s memory to the Salvation Army, 1031 Guilford St, Lebanon, PA, 17046.

Burial provided by Walker-Merrick-Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel


Rowe, Janette E. Smith - Janette passed away on Wednesday morning, February 13, 2019 at the Oakland Manor. 

Graveside Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Belknap Township Cemetery in rural Oakland, Iowa. The family will greet friends Tuesday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Memorials may be directed to the family. 

Janette Elaine Smith was born on January 31, 1944 in Argyle, Iowa, the daughter of Layden George and Eula May (Richey) Smith. Janette entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Oakland, Iowa. 

Janette's early years were spent in the town of Montrose, Iowa where she attended school. On April 22, 1961 she was united in marriage to Gary Eugene Rowe in Chicago, Illinois. The couple later to moved to Hawaii and Topeka, Kansas while Gary served in the military. Upon Gary's discharge the couple moved to Scranton, Kansas until 1984, then to Macedonia, Iowa until 1994 and lastly to their farm outside of Northboro. 

Janette was a dedicated and loving wife and mother. While raising her family she sold Avon for 20 years, working her way up to being a District Manager, sold Tupperware for 15 years and also was a Watkins distributer for 10 years. After raising her family she and Gary enjoyed making different wood crafts and selling their goods at various craft shows for over 20 years. Some of her interests included sewing, quilting, fishing, camping, gardening, tending to her flowers and spending time with her family. 

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Loren Leroy Smith. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 57 years Gary; daughters Alphia Stanley (Donnie) of Carbondale, KS, Donna Carter (Marvin) of Oakland, IA and Janette Looper (Mike) of Hancock, IA; sons Gary Rowe, Jr. (Suzie) of Burlingame, KS, William Rowe of Topeka, KS and Charles Rowe (Jenny) of Hancock, IA; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers John Smith of Mayetta, KS, Kevin Smith of Burlingame, KS and James Smith of Topeka, KS; sisters Janey Cruse of Kansas City, KS and Karon Lamoree of North Platte, NE; other family and friends


Rutherford, Matilda Janson Warner - Mrs Matilda Rutherford, daughter of Eric Janson founder of Bishop Hill Colony, born in Sweden April 12th, 1842, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Mary C. Thomas of Valley township, Page County, Iowa. Her age at death was 84 years, 7 months and 11 days..

When four years of age, in company with her parents, she came to this country and settled in Henry County, Illinois. She was married to Capt. A.G. Warner on December 4, 1865, they moving to Page County in 1871, Mr Warner dying December 5, 1875. To this union were born three children, two of whom are now living, Chas. A. and Mary C. Thomas.

On July 4, 1889 she was married to A. Rutherford who passed away April 17, 1923.

Besides the two children living, she leaves 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and one niece, Miss Julia C. Janson of Omaha, and two nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday from the daughter's home conducted by Rev W.E. Jordon, pastor of the United Presbyterian church at Hepburn. Interment was made in North Page Cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 6, 1926

Henry Co, Illinois Marriage Records: Andrew G. Warner to Matilda Johnson, 04 Dec 1865

Page Co, Iowa Marriage Records: Matilda Johnson Warner born 1841, married 04 Jul 1889 Page Co; father Errick Johnson; spouse Andrew Rutherford son of James Rutherford and Jane Hedley




Rydberg, Ronald V. "Ron" - Celebration of life graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Memorials in Ron's name are appreciated to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, 830 N. 19th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, Catholic Memorial High School, 601 E. College Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186 or to Waukesha Catholic Schools, 221 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

Ronald V. Rydberg "Ron" of Waukesha died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 79. He was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on February 9, 1940 the son of Clel Vernon and Doris (nee Strayer) Rydberg. On May 1, 1965 he married Kathleen Maher in Shenandoah, Iowa. Ron attended Hastings College in Nebraska before graduating with his bachelor's degree from Iowa State in 1962. He worked for the United States Forest Service for 38 years starting his career as a forest surveyor before moving to the human resources department until his retirement. As a young boy he loved riding his horse Flika, playing with his dogs, Skippy and Champ, and hunting. As a teenager, his life turned to sports. He was a 4-sport letterman, as a Shenandoah Mustang, in football, basketball, track, and baseball (he always remembered the exhilaration of being on the mound, facing a guy with a bat, and getting him out.) As a father, he coached his sons and many Waukesha kids in soccer, baseball, and basketball. He was an avid supporter of his sons' and Waukesha high school sports teams. He had a lifelong love of the outdoors including camping, forests, mountains, and rivers. He enjoyed learning and reading Western history, fiction and non-fiction, which was often the same thing. 

He will be sadly missed by the love of life, his wife of almost 54 years, Kathleen of Waukesha and their sons, Paul Vernon (Carley) Rydberg of Atherton, CA, Thad (Carolyn) Rydberg of Chicago and Mark Rydberg of Steamboat Springs, CO and his five grandsons, Alexander, Erik, Matthew, John and Henry. He is further survived by his sisters, Emilia "Ann" (Richard) Eades of Cedar Falls, IA and Linda (Bill) Nodes of LaVista, NE, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom (Kathy) Maher, Mike Maher, Mary (Dave) Knop, Jacqueline (Joe) Nicholas, Paula (Hal) Brown and Barbara Moers along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Tim Maher.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues on Monday, April 15th from 9:00 a.m. until the 10:00 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. Father Howard Haase will preside


Sibert, Elizabeth A. McMaster - Elizabeth A. Sibert, 95, of Des Moines and formerly of Cedar Falls, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Elizabeth was born June 1, 1923 in Essex, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn & Grace (Velie) McMaster. She married Joseph Sibert August 13, 1943 in Elcentro, California. He preceded her in death January 12, 1998. Elizabeth was an Executive Secretary at the University of Northern Iowa.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Don) Rumelhart of Des Moines and Shirley Stone of Bradenton, Florida; and two grandchildren, Kim Miller of Little Elm, Texas and David Rumelhart of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son, Steven Sibert.

Services are being planned for a later date. Dahl - Van Hove - Schoof Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1825 W 12th Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa


Stevens, Dwayne - Charles Dwayne Stevens was born August 15, 1949, in Clarinda, Iowa the son of Byron Stevens and Eva (Hullinger) Stevens. Dwayne passed away April 12, 2019, at the age of 69 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. 

Dwayne grew up in Clarinda, Iowa, graduating from Clarinda High School with the Class of 1968. After graduation, Dwayne was united in marriage to Linda Whitehead on October 5, 1968, at the United Methodist Church in Clarinda. The couple moved to the New Market area where they were blessed with two daughters, Julie and Susan.

Over the years, Dwayne worked for Morton Buildings, United Supplies, Keane Thummel and Schmitt Farms Trucking. They enjoyed traveling to watch their grandchildren in sporting events. Dwayne loved working outside in his workshop and mowing with his Ford tractor. 

Left to cherish Dwayne’s memory is his loving wife Linda Stevens of 50 years; daughters Julie Jennings and husband Brent of Osage, Iowa; and Susan Naylor and husband Mark of Groveland, Florida; grandchildren, Brittany Williamson; Brooke Clark and husband Tanner; Brady Jennings; Brock Jennings; Wyatt Naylor; Hanna Naylor; a great-grandson, Reed Clark; a brother, Robert Stevens of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Linda Stevens of Paola, Kansas; a niece, Stacie Stevens; nephews, Danny Stevens and wife Jen; and Gary Stevens, Jr.; along with many other family members and friends.

Preceding Dwayne in death are his parents Byron and Eva Stevens; brothers Gary and Lowell Stevens; sisters-in-law, Pat Stevens; in-laws, Milo (Mike) and Helen Whitehead; a grandson, Trevor Williamson; a niece, Sandra Stevens; and a nephew, Robbie Stevens


Stewart, James Warren -

A celebration of life funeral service for James will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Nishna Valley Funeral Home at 11:00 AM.  The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation two hours prior to the service at the funeral home Thursday beginning at 9:00 AM.  Burial with military honors will take place in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.  Memorials in James' name are being directed to the family.

James Warren Stewart, son of Warren Nelson and Ramona Claire (Oehlertz) Stewart, was born on September 14, 1947 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He peacefully entered into rest on Friday, February 15, 2019 at his Shenandoah, Iowa, home following a brief illness at the age of 71 years, 5 months, 1 day.

His early life started off in Creston, Iowa, where he started elementary school. The family lived there until 1962, when they moved to Arispe, Iowa and lived in rural Union County and Ringgold County until graduating from Mount Ayr High School with the Class of 1966.  Following graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving from 1966 through 1968. 

A true patriot, Jim embarked on an 18 year dedication of service to the Iowa Army National Guard following his discharge from the Army.  He attained the rank of Sergeant E5  in the 1st Batallion 168th Infantry, Maintenance Org.  He received the Army Achievement Medal and received his Gunner certification in August of 1991.   

On September 19, 1969, Jim married the love of his life, Linda Ruth Brown, at Grant City, Missouri.  Following their marriage they lived in Shannon City, Iowa.  They later resided in Arispe and Creston, Iowa, before settling in Shenandoah, where they have resided for the last 38 years.  To this union, two children, Madena and Travis were born.

While living in Ringgold and Union Counties, Jim worked at the Farm & Home in Creston.  When the family moved to Shenandoah, he worked for Eaton Corp. at their Shenandoah transmission manufacturing plant as a machinist until his retirement.  A “gear head”, Jim was a big car enthusiast.  He also enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping, wood working and spending time with his family in his spare time.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandson.

Jim will always be remembered for being a wonderful husband, father, grandpa (pa), brother and friend. Preceding him in death were his parents, Jack and Ramona Shiflett; father, Warren Stewart; two brothers, Richard Stewart and Steve Shiflett.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda Stewart of Shenandoah, IA; two children Madena Silence of Shenandoah, IA and Travis Stewart and Tiffany Gleason of  Shenandoah, IA; five grandchildren, Tyler Stewart and Kylee Farrell of Shenandoah, Kruze Stewart of Randolph, IA; Paige Gleason, Hunter Steinhoff and Morgan Silence, all of  Shenandoah, IA; great grandson, Cameron Stewart of Shenandoah, IA; three siblings, Darrell Stewart and his wife Norah of Woden, IA, Sheila Stewart and her husband David of Winterset, IA, and  David Shiflett and wife Cathy of Grant City, MO; other relatives and many friends


Stuvick, Duane Verl - Duane Stuvick, 81, of Shambaugh, Iowa entered into peace Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Hoy-Kilnoski, Council Bluffs, Iowa with Pastor Scott Denham officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home from 3 to 5 PM with the family greeting friends and a second visitation 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Hoy-KilnoskiFuneral Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Interment will be held at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Duane Verl Stuvick was born November 28, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska to Edwin Stuvick and Julia (Sullivan) Stuvick. He grew up in Omaha and attended Omaha Schools. On November 28, 1954, Duane was united in marriage to Charlene Howard. Three children were born to this union, Suzie, Pattie and Dan. On October 3, 1987, he was united in marriage to Sherry Parker Alexander.

At a young age, Duane worked for Barber & Sons of Omaha as a mason. He then started his own business of Stuvick Construction as a cement contractor located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He continued this business for over 40 years before retiring. Duane was a very hard worker and took a lot of pride in his work. 

Raising German Shepherd dogs was a favorite pastime of Duane’s. He belonged to an Omaha Kennel Club and the Council Bluffs Kennel club. Horses were another of Duane’s passions and enjoyment. At the age of 17, he worked at a stable to buy his first horse and has had horses since 1970. He and the whole family enjoyed many trail rides throughout many states, including the River City Round Up trail ride with the Ak Sar Ben Rodeo. His team of ponies brought much joy to Duane and many others for over 25 years when they would participate in parades in Texas, Missouri and other states. The Grandkids especially loved the ponies and the parades.

Preceding Duane in death are his parents; brothers, Bernard, Virgil, Willard, Verlin and Lowell; sisters, Phyllis (Mickey), and Shirley Roller; father-in-law, Keith Parker; life time friend and buddy, John Fagan.

Left to cherish Duane’s memory are his wife, Sherry Stuvick of Shambaugh, Iowa; daughters, Pam Gardner (Larry) of Bee Bee Town, Iowa, Suzie Kelso (Ron) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Pattie Stuvick (Donnie Williams) of Emerson, Iowa; son, Dan Stuvick of Ocala, Florida; step son, Rocky Alexander (Beth) of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Becky Anderson, Kelly Drain (Brett), Jamie Reynolds (Jeremy), Renea Mittermeier (Ian), Brian Kelso, Nathan Kelso (Heather), Kelsey, Allysa, and Connor Alexander; twelve great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mabel Parker of Clarinda, Iowa; one great, great grandson; many nieces; nephews and friends


Teachout, June Olive Thyer - June Olive Teachout, daughter of Robert Bruce and Mary L. (Pritchard) Thyer, was delivered by her father and grandmother at home on October 4, 1927 in rural Essex, Iowa. She passed away on April 12, 2019 in Shenandoah, Iowa. She had attained the age of 91. 

On September 14, 1947, she was united in marriage to Kenneth George Teachout in Shenandoah, Iowa. This union was blessed by two children, Kenneth Daniel and Roberta Marie. June attended school at Goff Country School and then Farragut School where she graduated valedictorian from the 8th grade. She then moved to an apartment with two other young ladies to attend Shenandoah High School where she studied bookkeeping. As a girl she enjoy her pets and riding her pony, Lady, to school. She participated in basketball and volleyball at Farragut School. 

She worked for Tyler Brothers Bottling Company for over 60 years, as seasonal help at Uncle George's Turkey farm, as well as working the family farm with Kenny. She spent many years as a 4-H leader in Fremont County and teaching Sunday school at the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. She volunteered at Hand Community Hospital. She also participated in the O.D.O. (Our Day Out) Club with her local neighbor ladies. 

She supported her husband's barbed-wired collecting by traveling to shows with him and making many life-long friends in the process. She was known as an excellent cook, had a love for gardening, birds, windmills, and flowers. She felt that history, especially family history, was important. Her children and grandchildren have many memories of traipsing around cemeteries to learn about the generations that had already passed. The highlight of her life was her family especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and constant companion, her dog Bouncer. Special thanks to Rose Jordan for her devotion and care for June. 

Preceding June in death were her parents, infant brother, husband, Kenneth, her son K. Dan, brothers-in-law Richard Teachout, Dale Morrison, and Kenneth Dahl, and Sister-in-law Marie Dahl. 

Survivors include her daughter Roberta Vorwerk of Shenandoah IA; her daughter-in-law Carolyn Teachout of Lincoln Ne; her grandchildren, Dr. Danielle Clark and husband Jon of Pella, Thomas Teachout and wife Jill of Lincoln NE, Robin Banks and husband Owen of Thailand, Han Vorwerk and wife Jessica of Rochester MN, Katherine Adkisson and husband Troy of Sidney; great grandchildren Rose and Sterling Clark, William and Charles Teachout, Gwen and Liam Banks, Taralyn, Brayden, Khloianna, and expected soon Kylan Vorwerk, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Victoria, Michelle, and Luke Adkisson, brother Marlin Thyer and wife Julia; and sister-in-law Iris Morrison; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family, friends, and her dog, Bouncer.

Celebration of life funeral service will be held 10:30 am, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Private family burial will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church or the Fremont County 4-H.


Webb, Dixie Anna Fickle - Des Moines - Dixie Webb, 87 of Des Moines, Iowa passed away on February 7, 2019, at Fluer Heights Care Center, in Des Moines, Iowa, with her family by her side.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brooks South Town Chapel, 7601 Fluer Drive, Des Moines. The committal service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Thursday February 14, 2019. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. For condolences please visit: .

Dixie Anna Fickle was born in Nodaway, Missouri; she was the daughter of Guy and Jesse (Brownlee) Fickle. Dixie attended school in the area of her birth. On October 4, 1952, Dixie was united in marriage to Melvin Webb in New Jersey. They moved to the Des Moines area in 1964, and this was their home and where they raised their children. She worked at Reeds Ice cream for many years and then at JC Penney. She always raised a garden and canned her produce, she loved to cook and bake and will be remembered for her cookies. As a family, they camped at least once a year and those were her favorite times. They were members of Walnut Creek Church and were always very involved. She enjoyed her family and being around all of them. In her later years, she enjoyed word search.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 66, years, Melvin, children, Lynn Webb, Kevin (Janice) Webb, Keith Webb and Dawn Kirchoff all of Des Moines, grandchildren, Ciji Cook, Christopher Cook and Canaan Webb, great-grandchildren, Gavin, Evin, Laela, Rylee, Bella, Kayden and JoJo and a sister, Florence Fries of St Joseph, Missouri. 

In death Dixie rejoins her parents, Guy and Jesse Fickle, siblings, Dewey Fickle, Dolly Kerns, Sharon Moutray, and son-in-law, Scott Kirchoff and great-grandson Kaden Daniels.

Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2019


Welch, Marilyn K., 1936 - 2019


Westgaard, Tor, 18 Jun 1927 - 07 Mar 2019 - services later. Ritchie Funeral Home


Wheatley, Stephen Lester - Stephen Wheatley, 64, of Clarinda, Iowa formerly of Atlantic, Iowa entered into peace Thursday, February 22, 2019 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at J. Bruners 117 North 15th Street in Clarinda, Iowa 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2019. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.

Stephen Lester Wheatley was born June 11, 1954 in Atlantic, Iowa at the Cass County Memorial Hospital to Gerald Wheatley and Agnes Colleen (Gutenfelder) Wheatley. He grew up in Cass County and graduated from Cumberland Massena High School with the class of 1972. Following his graduation he attended IWCC Mechanical Tech program in Clarinda, Iowa. In October, 1977, he was united in marriage to Laurie Whitaker and welcomed Laurie’s daughter, Dawn. Two children were born to this union, Kipp and Emily.

After college, Stephen worked at his father’s business, Wheatley Manufacturing. It was here that he was a skilled welder and painter. Wheatley Manufacturing sold bale trailers and bale forks and other farm equipment. Stephen and his dad enjoyed attending fairs to promote the business and his love of fairs grew even stronger. He and the kids would stay at the Iowa State Fair all ten days each year and camp. He loved the Iowa State Fair. Along with welding, he had an entrepreneur spirit and had several businesses in his life. 

Stephen had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest.

Preceding Stephen in death were his parents, Gerald Wheatley and Colleen Wheatley.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Kipp Wheatley and wife Samantha of Shenandoah, Iowa and their children, Halle, Hayden, Hope and Bentley; daughter, Emily Akers and husband Joe of Clarinda, Iowa and their children, Bailey, Hannah, Morgan, Maxx, Roman and Wheatley; step daughter Dawn Wake and family of College Springs, Iowa; brother, Rick Wheatley and wife Peg of Massena, Iowa; sister, Jody Young and husband Frank of Avoca, Iowa; other relatives and friends


White, Eva M. Cozad - Eva M. White, 90 of Boonville, Missouri, formerly of Maryville passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Hartmann Village in Boonville.
Eva was born on November 20, 1928 to Charles H. and Ethel C. (Ellsworth) Cozad. She was a graduate of College Springs High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Maryville. She was a housekeeper and enjoyed reading, puzzle books, playing cards and board games and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She married Eldon L. White on March 1, 1951 in Berryville, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2009. She was also preceded by her parents and two brothers, Robert and Donald Cozad.
Survivors include her children, Dennis White, Dodge City, Kansas, Duane (Ellen) White, Kearney, Missouri, Marvin (Nora) White, Norman, Oklahoma, Linda (Donnie) Conz, Boonville, Missouri and Bruce (Kristi) White, Maryville, Missouri; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services 2pm Wednesday, May 1st at Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Burial Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Hometown Homecare, 101 Furr Street, Fayette, Missouri 65248 or Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Missouri, 1000 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 64501