Obituaries
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[ANDERSON, CHARLES MARION]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1933, p. 6
C. M. Anderson – Charley Marion Anderson, son of William O. and Sarah Jane Morley Anderson, was born in Quitman, Missouri, December 11, 1876, and passed from this life at his home in Clarinda, Iowa, June 17, 1933 at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 6 days.

When about 12 years of age, his mother died. He with his father then moved to Shenandoah where he resided for about five years. They then moved to the Clarinda vicinity where he has lived continuously until the time of his going.

On January 31, 1896, he was married to Rose Fults in Clarinda. There were born to this union 8 children. The living are Zelotes W., Grace D., Frank R., Guy T., Charles E., and Paul W. Anderson, all of Clarinda. Ruth G. departed this life April 20, 1912; Harry H., passed away August 2, 1924.

He leaves one brother, Arthur of Ottumwa, Iowa, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Mason of Ottumwa, Mrs. Martha Martin of Quitman, Missouri; two half brothers, Sabe Anderson of Watsonville, California and Fred Anderson of Clarinda. He is also survived by his wife and seven grandchildren.

For a number of years he was employed by the Pearson Coal Company and for the past three years he has been an employee of the Pullan Coal Company. He was a member of the Baptist church until they disorganized, and then he became a member of the Christian church.

He has lived in Clarinda for the past 23 years and was a man of many excellent qualities and hence respected by all who knew him. He was a kind father and a devoted husband and will be missed not only in the home but in the community.

Funeral services at Church of Christ, Monday, June 19, at 2:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. B. F. Hall. Music by Wilma Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Hall. Interment in Clarinda cemetery. Pallbearers were Harley Pearson, James Pullan, Harry Moore, John Linebaugh, George Gebbie and Gus Morgan.
[Correct marriage date is January 13, 1896 at Clarinda, Page County, Iowa. Source: Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940]

 

[ANDERSON, ROSE IDA FULTS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 24, 1950, p. 7
Rosa Ida Anderson – Rose Ida Fults, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Fults, was born in Page County, Iowa, January 22, 1879, and died at the municipal hospital, Friday, March 31, 1950, at the age of 71 years, two months and nine days.

Her early life and schooling were spent in Shambaugh, Iowa, and on January 13, 1895, she was united in marriage to Charles Marion Anderson. To this union were born eight children, Zelotes W., Frank R., Grace D., all of Clarinda, and Charles E and Paul W of Omaha, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her husband and three children, Guy T, Harry H and Ruth. Besides these, she leaves to mourn her passing three sisters, Mandy Lawson of Hawleyville, Doll Lawson and Nora Pasco, both of Walla Walla, Wash. and one brother, Wesley Fults of Portland, Ore., eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She had been in failing health the past year.
[Correct marriage date is January 13, 1896 at Clarinda, Page County, Iowa. Source: Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940]

 

[ARNETT, CARRIE BELL OLDHAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 31, 1957, p. 7
Mrs. Lewis Arnett – Carrie Bell Oldham, daughter of Eva and Charles Oldham, was born Sept 6, 1893 at Platte City, Mo. and passed away Jan 24, 1957 at her home at 310 South 10th Street in Clarinda, Ia, at the age of 63 years, four months and 18 days. She had been confined to her home and in hospitals for the past three years because of ill health.

She was next to the oldest daughter of nine children. Her parents, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

She came with her parents to Essex, Ia. while still an infant.

She was married to Lewis Arnett, in 1910, in Clarinda, Ia. To this union nine children were born.

On April 25, 1956, her husband Lewis passed away.

She is survived by five daughters: Mrs Eleanor Jones, Mrs Betty Ward and Miss Helen Arnett of Washington, D C, Miss Patty Arnett of Kansas City, Mo and Miss Caroline Arnett of Clarinda; four sons: William of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tommy and Edwin of Iowa City, Ia, and Jack of Clarinda, one sister, Mrs Martha Hurd of Clarinda; five brothers: Ray Oldham of Des Moines, Ia, Roy Oldham of Abilene, Kans, Leonard Oldham of Kansas City, Mo, Glen and Charles Oldham of Omaha, Nebr; six sisters-in-law, four grandchildren, one daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was baptized at an early age and joined the Second Baptist Church of Clarinda, Ia.

She was a loving Mother---living each day for the happiness of her children.

She slept away in Christ. Her last words being, "Take my hand—I'm ready to cross over."
There's an open gate at the end of

    The road

Through which each must go alone.

And there in a light we cannot see

Our Father claims His own;

Beyond the gate your loved one

Finds happiness and rest,

And there is comfort in the thought

That a loving God knows best.
Funeral service was held Jan 27 at Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda, Ia, in charge of the Rev G R McGhegy, assisted by the Rev William Brewer. Bearers were George Cason, Eugene Griggs, Gerald Baker, Ebert Washington, Glenn King and Robert Franklin. Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery.

 

[BEBOUT, GEORGE]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 28, 1904, p. 8
Mrs. Geo. Bebout changed her mind after the burial of her husband at Sheridan, Wyo, who was frozen to death out there a few weeks ago, and had his remains brought back home for interment in the Shearer cemetery in Buchanan township.

 

[BUTTS, ANTHONY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 22, 1904
SHAMBAUGH - Anthony Butts, the old soldier who has been planning for some time to go to the soldiers' home at Marshalltown, Ia., left Monday for that place. Mr. Butts has lived alone here for several years but he was getting so feeble that he was unable longer to do for himself.

 

[BUTTS, ANTHONY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1906, p. 4
Shambaugh – Anthony Butts who has not been in good health for some time took seriously ill in the restaurant last Wednesday evening while eating supper and was taken home and at 2 o'clock the next morning died. Mr. Butts was an old soldier and had no relatives that were known. He was buried on Thursday at 2 p. m., the funeral services being conducted at the house of the deceased by Rev. C. G. Cox, assisted by Rev. J. A. Percell. The interment at the Butler cemetery.

 

[BUTTS, ANTHONY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 28, 1906
  SHAMBAUGH – In the death of Mr. Butts we lose one of the old landmarks. His funeral was peculiar in that there were no mourners. It seemed sad—not a tear shed with last look. Rev. C. G. Cox preached an excellent sermon, however, at the house. He was about eighty-five years old.

 

[BUTTS, LYDIA BEERY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), September 9, 1885
Shambaugh items
Mrs. Lydia Butts died of consumption.  Wife of Anthony Butts. Services at Butler schoolhouse.

 

[CHESHIRE, CARROLL CHESLEY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 12, 1963, [p. 1]
Carroll C Cheshire passed away in the hospital at Osceola, Mo, Aug 11. He had been taken there earlier that morning following a heart attack. He was a farmer for many years in the Clearmont area.

Carroll was born near Northboro, on Sept 14, 1908. He was a son of John and Rebecca Cheshire; one of a family of eleven children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mrs H E Townsend (Ione); two brothers, J B and Herbert.

He is survived by five sisters, Mrs Wayne Whitmore (Faye), Clarinda; Manila and Loah, Chicago, Ill; Gwendolyn and Ruth, Clearmont; and two brothers, Robert and George, Clearmont.

Funeral services will be from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p m Tuesday with burial in Clarinda Cemetery.

 

[CHESHIRE, HERBERT ORVILLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 23, 1960, p. 4
Clearmont farmer victim of heart
Plum Grove (Special) Herbert O Cheshire, 49, of Clearmont died Tuesday evening at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital from a heart ailment. He had walked into the hospital that morning before his sudden death that evening.

The funeral was to be this Thursday afternoon at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda with the Rev Stephen Johnson, Methodist minister at Hopkins, Mo, in charge. Burial was to be in Clarinda Cemetery.

Mr. Cheshire has farmed nine miles northeast of Clearmont. The family home has always been in that vicinity. Three brothers are Robert, Carroll and George Cheshire of Clearmont vicinity, and sisters Gwendolyn and Ruth at home, Mrs Wayne Whitmore, Corning, Ia, Misses Manila and Loah Cheshire, Chicago, Ill.

Mr Cheshire was born at Northboro. He was an avid hunter.

 

[CHESHIRE, JOHN BARRINGER] 
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 13, 1937, p. 4
J. B. Cheshire – John Barringer Cheshire was born January 17, 1851, in Union county near Knoxville, Tenn., the fourth child of Daniel and Elizabeth Whitten Cheshire.

There were eight children in this family, the only one surviving being a brother, George Cheshire, now living at Coin, Ia.

At the age of three, John came by covered wagon with his parents to Wilcox, Mo., where they lived a year. From there they proceeded to a home west of Yorktown, Ia., where they lived until 1881. He and his brother, Jasper, managed a feed and livery barn at Shenandoah for about five years.

He moved to Fort Wallace, Kans., where he was employed by the Union Pacific railway and helped to lay the first tracks to Denver. In 1893 he staked out a homestead in Sherman County, Kansas, and on March 26, 1894, was married to Rebecca Elizabeth Lesher.

To this union were born eleven children, five boys and six girls, all of whom are living: Faye Whitmore of Coin; Ione Townsend of Braddyville; Manila, Loah, and Gwendolyn of Chicago; Dr. J. B. Cheshire of Maryville, Mo.; Robert, Carroll, Herbert, Ruth and George Cheshire at home. Seven grandchildren: Lloyd, Floyd, Wayne, Keith and William Robert Whitmore and Marvel and Maurice Townsend.

In September 1898, the family moved eastward to Tarkio, Mo., residing here three years. The next move was to Northboro, Ia., where he lived and farmed for twenty years. His last move was in 1916 to a farm east of Braddyville where he died September 6, 1937, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 20 days.

Mr. Cheshire lived a long and interesting life and had many stories to tell of the Civil War period of his childhood. With his father he spent many days helping to carry food and provisions to the women whose husbands and sons were either fighting or dead.

The pioneer life from Tennessee westward through Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas, was participated in with the keenest enthusiasm and never did this spirit wane.

During his sojourn at Yorktown he united with the M. E. church and continued in this faith until his death.

Many relatives, friends and neighbors are left who deeply mourn his going.

Funeral services were held Sept. 8 at 2 o'clock at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda, Rev. Proctor of Braddyville officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery.

 

[CHESHIRE, LOAH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 1, 1999, p. 5
LOAH CHESHIRE – Loah Cheshire, 97, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at I. H. S. Clarinda, after a few months illness. Loah was born at Northboro, Iowa, on August 1, 1902, to John and Rebecca Lesher Cheshire. Loah graduated from Hopkins, Missouri High School and attended Northwest Missouri Teachers College and then taught school at Fine School in Taylor County for one year. She then went to Aurora, Illinois, and worked in the school system and later moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she worked for the US Tobacco Company. Loah was a clerk for principals in several schools in the Chicago area, including Haines Elementary, Crane High School, Hertzl Junior School and Riis Junior College. In 1963 she retired and moved to the family farm in rural Clearmont, Missouri and in 1977 she and her sisters and brother moved to Clarinda.

Survivors include her sister, Ruth Cheshire of Clarinda, and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, sisters, Faye Whitmore, Ione Townsend, Manila Cheshire, Gwendolyn Cheshire and brothers J. B. Cheshire, Robert Cheshire, Carroll Cheshire, Herbert Cheshire and George Cheshire.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 26, 1999, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Clarinda Foundation.

 

[CHESHIRE, REBECCA ELIZABETH LESHER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 28, 1957, p. 8
Rebecca Cheshire Died Sunday At 85
Eleven Children Are Survivors; Services Here Tuesday at 2 P M
Mrs. Rebecca E Cheshire, 85, died at her farm home 11 miles northeast of Clearmont, Mo, Sunday at 6:35 p m.

She was born in Putnam County, Mo on Oct. 4, 1871. Her husband was the late John Cheshire.

Surviving are 11 children, Faye Whitmore of Corning, Ione Townsend of Vancouver, Wash, Manila and Loah Cheshire of Chicago, Dr J B Cheshire of Maryville, Mo, and Robert, Gwendolyn, Carroll, Herbert, Ruth and George Cheshire, all of Clearmont.

Funeral services will be at the Walker Funeral Home here Tuesday at 2 p m with the Rev Bryan Monk, pastor of the Maryville Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

 

[CHESHIRE, RUTH IMOGENE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 15, 1999, p. 5
RUTH IMOGENE CHESHIRE – Ruth Cheshire, 87, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of rural Clearmont, Missouri, passed away Monday evening, December 6, 1999, at Clarinda Regional Health Center where she had been admitted Sunday morning. Ruth was born near Northboro, Iowa, on September 22, 1912, to John and Rebecca Lesher Cheshire. Ruth was valedictorian of her graduating class of Hopkins, Missouri High School. While in High School she and her brother, George, played in musical programs on KMA. She lived on the family farm with her brothers, Herbert, Carroll, and George and cared for her parents. They operated a dairy and farm operation until moving to Clarinda, Iowa in 1977. Ruth was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa.

Survivors include nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, sisters, Faye Whitmore, Ione Townsend, Manila Cheshire, Gwendolyn Cheshire, Loah Cheshire and brothers, J. B. Cheshire, Robert Cheshire, Carroll Cheshire, Herbert Cheshire and George Cheshire.

Funeral services were held 1:30 p. m. Friday, December 10, 1999 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda with Rev. Don Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa, or to the Clarinda Foundation. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[CROUSE, LEO ALONZO]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 15, 1946, p. 6
Leo Alonzo Crouse – Leo Alonzo Crouse, son of David H and Ida Crouse, was born February 16, 1889 in Villisca, Iowa, and passed away in his home in Clarinda July 2, 1946, at the age of 57 years, 4 months and 16 days.

He was three years old when he came with his parents to Clarinda. Since that time his entire life was spent in this community with the exception of two years in Nebraska.

He was married to Hazel Young in January 1912 Two children came to bless their home Doris Williams of Shenandoah and Delbert of Kansas City. The mother passed away February 2, 1923 During the seven years following his mother kept the home for the family.

On July 11, 1931, he was married to Maude Johnson who has been a faithful companion.

Mr. Crouse worked at the Municipal hospital since its opening, having worked previously as an engineer in several institutions.

He is survived by his wife two children, four grandchildren, his mother, Ida Crouse, and sister Estella Depew, both of New Market.

He was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge.

The funeral service was conducted by Ellsworth L. Woods, pastor of the Christian church, at the Walker funeral home on Friday, July 5, 1946 at two o'clock. Music was provided by Doris Forbes and Wilma Richey, accompanied by Helen Hall Hoskinson. The Odd Fellow lodge conducted the graveside services. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

 



[DAVISON, MARY ANNA LAUB]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 22, 1915, p. 2
Another instance showing by what a slender thread life is held has been given in the death of Mrs. Robert Davison of Buchanan Township. She went to Clarinda Tuesday evening of last week, accompanied by her husband, and while her mission was to undergo a surgical operation yet her strength was such that she declined to accept the suggestion of her husband that she ride uptown from the Burlington route station, saying that she would rather walk. Thursday, April 15, the operation was performed, and the next day she died. Particulars concerning her career, as follows, have been furnished to The Journal for publication:

"Mary Anna Laub, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laub, of Clarinda, was born in Buchanan township, Page County, Ia., Feb. 6, 1861, and departed this life in Clarinda, Ia., April 16, 1915, at the age of 54 years, 2 months and 10 days. She spent her whole life in Buchanan Township. She was married to Robert Davison, Feb. 19, 1880. To this union eleven children were born, four of whom preceded her to the great beyond. The following seven children survive her: Bertha Vide, Robert Roy, Homer Arnold, Dicie Anna, Wilber, Rolla Raymond and Virgil. She is survived by her husband, by her father and mother, and also by five sisters and three brothers. A host of friends unite with her relatives to mourn their loss. When a girl she united with the Methodist Episcopal church. She was loved by all who knew her.

Dearest Mother, thou has left us,

  And thy loss we deeply feel;

Tis God who has bereft us,

   And He can all our sorrows heal.

Mother, thou was mild and lovely

  Gentle as the summer breeze;

Pleasant as the air of evening,

  As it floats among the trees.

The funeral services were held in the Shearer church on Monday, April 19, at 11 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. Roy W. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Braddyville. The pallbearers were her three sons, Robert, Homer and Wilber; her brother, George Laub, and her nephews, Archie Laub and Clarence Carr. The burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

The bereaved family thank all their neighbors and friends for their kindness to them in their sorrow."

 

[FINE, ANNA L. CUSSINS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 14, 1906, p. 6
Buchanan Township, Page County, Sept. 10 ---- (Special Correspondence of The Journal) --- Mrs. Anna Fine, wife of Benton Fine, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cussins, four miles east of Braddyville, Ia., Aug. 23, 1906. She was born in Montgomery County, Ia., June 22, 1875. About three years ago she began to have symptoms of lung trouble, which soon developed into consumption. All was done for her relief that medical skill could suggest but it soon became apparent that her stay on earth was short. When informed of this fact she began to think about eternity and her friends have the consolation to know that her peace was made with God. She was perfectly resigned to the will of the Lord, even though it meant to be separated from her husband and five children, the youngest of whom is a baby only a few months old. She also leaves a father and mother, three sisters and one brother, besides many relatives and friends to mourn their loss, while to her it is eternal gain. We deeply feel our loss. We miss our loved one, but we would not call her back to this world of suffering. The funeral services were conducted by Rev R H Smyth of Coon Rapids, Ia. She was laid to rest in the cemetery near the Oak Grove church.

 

[FINE, GEORGE THOMAS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 8, 1965, [p. 1]
George Fine died Tuesday morning
BRADDYVILLE (Special) -. George Thomas Fine, seriously ill since Jan 21, died Tuesday at the West Portal nursing home, where he had been cared for during the past two weeks. He had been ill for several months and was hospitalized at Municipal in January, and later taken to an Iowa City hospital for three weeks.

Funeral services were this Thursday afternoon at the Braddyville Methodist church. The Rev James M Warner was clergyman. Maynard Burch was soloist. Casket bearers were Clifford Bales, Silas Manley, Wayne Moore, Carl Foster, Clem Jeffers and Robert Case Jr. Mrs Cliff Bales, Mrs Silas Manley, Mrs Wayne Moore and Mrs Betty Hull cared for the flowers. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery. Walker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Born Aug 29, 1883 near Braddyville, Mr Fine spent his entire life as a farmer and in road maintenance. His parents were Alonzo and Jane Davison Fine. His wife, Carrie Shields Fine, survives. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Christmas.

Other survivors include seven children, Mrs Opal Kulzer, Mrs Alma Whitney, Gerrald Fine, all of Medical Lake, Wash, Stanley Marvin Fine of Woodinville, Wash, Mrs Pauline Schmidt of Adams, Neb, Eldon Fine of Maryville, Mo, and Wayne Fine of Braddyville. The children were all home three weeks ago.

 

[FINE, GLENN EDWARD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 14, 1955, [p. 1]
Funeral Here For Glenn E Fine, 32
Former Resident of Area Died At Kansas City Vets Hospital
Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home here Sunday afternoon for Glenn E Fine, 32, who died at the Veterans Hospital at Kansas City, Mo, Thursday.

Mr Fine had been hospitalized for approximately five weeks preceding his death.

Born near Siam in Taylor County, he attended school at College Springs, graduating from high school there. He had resided at Kansas City where he was employed by the Hallmark Greeting Card Co for the past 14 years, except for three years in the U S Navy during World War II.

Surviving are a son, Larry, Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs Thelma Owen, Braddyville, and Mrs Lucille Saell, Chicago.

The Rev Dale Elmore of Clarinda officiated at the services. Interment was in the Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville. Clarence Miller folded the flag and presented it to the family on behalf of the American Legion.

 

[FINE, MARY JANE DAVISON]
Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri), Thursday, January 5, 1899
Jane Davidson [Davison] was born April 5, 1852; was married to Alonzo Fine Feb. 2, 1873, and died Dec. 28, 1898, at her home west of Hopkins, after a long illness with consumption. The funeral was preached by Rev. Furgerson at Union church to a very large crowd. The deceased was a noble woman and leaves a husband, four children and many friends to mourn her loss.

 

[FISHELL, ALFRED LEWIS "FREDDIE"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 20, 1896, p. 4
Morsman
Last Thursday morning, at two o'clock, the sweet little spirit of little Freddie Fishell took its flight to the haven of eternal rest, after a brief illness. Little Freddie was the first of the family to go. His parents, brothers and sisters are heartbroken, but they have a consolation, which so many have not, that this little one is forever at rest.

 

[FISHELL, ALFRED LEWIS "FREDDIE"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 20, 1896, p. 5
Freddie, the eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fishell, near Morsman, died of typhoid fever Monday. The funeral sermon was preached by Will O. Hutchings, Tuesday afternoon, and the little body was laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery.

 

[GARDNER, FLOSSIE PEARL]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 17, 1905, [p. 1]
Flossie Pearl Gardner was born in Nodaway County, MO., March 23, 1893, and died at their home in Kansas City, Nov. 9, 1905, aged 12 years, 7 months and 16 days. Her remains were brought to Braddyville for burial and as she had been going to the Christian Sunday school for five years the funeral services were held in that church conducted by Rev. W. L. Dunlavy; after delivering a very appropriate sermon, the remains of little Flossie were taken to the Burch cemetery for burial.

 

[GEER, ROSA JANE YOUNG]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 24, 1950, p. 7
Rosa Jane Geer – Rosa Jane Geer, daughter of Mr and Mrs William Young, was born January 6, 1872 near Ipava, Ill, and was 78 years old at the time of her death.

Early in life she became a member of the Christian church.

In 1893 she was united in marriage to Kinsey Geer at Macomb, Ill. To this union one son was born.

In 1908 they moved to a farm near Shenandoah, Iowa. They later moved to the vicinity of Coin and in 1938 they moved into Coin.

Her husband preceded her in death by one year and three days. Her parents, three brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son William and wife of Coin; five grandchildren, Mrs Harvey Beezley, Lakewood, Colo; Mrs Bert Wilcox, Los Alamos, N M, Doris, Billy and Betty Geer of Coin, six great grandchildren, Dewey, Joyce, Wayne, Marvin and Gordon Beezley and Cheryl Lynn Wilcox and one sister, Mrs Bert Standard, Adair, Ill.

She died at the Hand hospital after an illness of eleven days caused by a broken hip.

 

[JAMISON, OSSIAN SIMONDS]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, January 20, 1944, p. 2
O. S. Jamison – Ossian Simonds Jamison, son of William and Julia Simonds Jamison, was born July 13, 1872, near Franklinville, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., and it was here he grew to manhood.

He was married on Oct. 7, 1899 to Miss Jennie Nelson of Ellicottville, N. Y., and to this union six children were born, Stuart, of Shambaugh, Ia., Floyd of Villisca, Ia., Helen of Shenandoah, Ia., Hazel (Mrs. Claude Richey) of Los Angeles, California, and Vern and Jean who died in infancy.

In the spring of 1904 [?] he and his brother with their families came west and located near Page Center in Page Co., Iowa and with the exception of 5 years in South Dakota, southwest Iowa has been his home.

A family such as his is a living proof of the wonderful Christian home in which they were reared.

Mr. Jamison became a member of the Methodist Church in his early life and has been a constant worker always willing to assume responsibility and do his share in any phase of church work, especially in the Sunday School, where he has not only been Superintendent but a very efficient teacher. He too was very much interested in the schools and welfare of the community in which he lived, always striving to make the best better. He has been heard to make this remark: "I wouldn't care to live if I couldn't help others," and this is exactly as he lived, doing and caring for others, even though it brought hardships to himself. Being a lover of good music, poetry, good reading and all the finer things of life, his friends were counted by the score.

His wife, after a prolonged illness, passed away at their home near Villisca on Oct. 15, 1937. This was a terrible loss to him as she was of the same inimitable Christian character as he and they had worked hand in hand to accomplish the greatest of all tasks, the rearing of a family such as theirs.

He carried on alone for a considerable time after her death, but as time went on his loneliness became greater. It was then his Maker came to his aid by bringing into his life Miss Emma Hill of Nodaway, Iowa, a good Christian woman; to know her was to love her. They were married at the Guss church on August 29, 1939, but their happiness was not for long, as it was only four short years when his Master called and he heeded the call at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 24 days.

Besides his loving wife and four children, he is survived by seven grandchildren, one brother, H. H. Jamison, living near College Springs, Ia., one sister, Mrs. Laura Laidlaw of Franklinville, N. Y., several nieces and nephews and hosts of friends.

Services were held at the Methodist Church in Villisca, Tuesday afternoon Jan. 11, 1944. Interment was made in Clarinda cemetery.

 

[JOHNSTON, CHLOE FARQUHAR]
  Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1921, p. 12
Chloe Farquhar Johnston - Mrs. Leo Johnston, who has been living near Elmo, passed to her reward May 18th, at the Ensworth Hospital in St. Joseph, where she had gone for a severe operation. Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian Church in College Springs Tuesday, May 24th, conducted by the pastor, Rev. D. L. McBride, interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Farquhar, she lived on the farm until the death of her mother, when the family then moved to College Springs. She was married to Leo Johnston Sept. 22nd, 1915. Besides the sorrowing husband and her father, two children survive, Gerald and Kenneth Paul Johnston. She has made a hard fight for life, being compelled a year ago to seek a different climate.

 

[LASLEY, CHARLES I.]
Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri), Thursday, February 12, 1899
HIGHLAND
Charles Lasley, the 14-year-old son of Eugene Lasley, died Sat. Jan. 28, presumably from the effects of a goiter. The funeral services were conducted at the Union church, by Miss Nora Cousins, after which the remains were interred in the Shearer cemetery. Miss Cousins was a former schoolmate of the deceased. Charley is said to have been a dutiful and obedient child and the idol of the family, hence it seems that God in His infinite wisdom sees fit to take the ones that is nearest prepared to meet Him.

 

[LASLEY, CHARLES I.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 10, 1899
Pleasant Hill, Buchanan
Charles Lasley, the 14 year old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lasley, died at his home west of Hopkins, Mo., Saturday and was buried in the Shearer cemetery. Miss Nora Cousins conducted the funeral service.

 

[LISTER, ANN ELIZABETH SMALL]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 15, 1926, p. 3
Ann E. Lister – Ann E. [lizabeth] Small was born in Bloomfield, Iowa, December 25, 1853 and died in Clarinda, Iowa, April 10, 1926, aged 72 years, 3 months and 15 days.

She was married to J. [ames] R. [iley] Lister at Bloomfield, May 17, 1871. To this union seven children were born; Mrs. Eva Oxley, of Kansas City, Mo.; Elbert E. Lister, Bedford; Frank, of Braddyville, Charles of Clarinda; Andrew, of Clarinda; Mrs. I. E. Stickelman of Clarinda; Walter of Broadwater, Nebr.

She is not only survived by these children but also by nineteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and by one brother, David Small of Unionville, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Belle Seabury of Bloomfield, Iowa, Mrs. Letitia Rominger of Bloomfield, Iowa, and Mrs. Ollie Cart of El Centro, Cal. Her husband died April 12, 1917.

Thirty-eight years of her life were spent at Bloomfield, Iowa, five years at Sheridan, Mo., and 30 years in this county.

She has been a member of the Dunkard church about 32 years.

Thus, another life has passed from us, whose deeds will live in the memory of all whom she came in contact. Let us cherish the good as a precious legacy and practice her virtues in our lives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the I. E. Stickelman home on West State Street, conducted by B. F. Hall, pastor of the Christian church. The male quartet of the church furnished the music. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

 

[LISTER, B FRANK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 24, 1950, p. 7

B F Lister – B F Lister, son of J [ames] R [iley]  and Ann E [lizabeth] Lister was born on a farm near Savannah, Iowa, May 26, 1877 and died at his home in Braddyville, Iowa, April 12, 1950 at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 16 days. He was united in marriage to Daisy Stickelman on December 11, 1901. To this union were born seven children, five sons and two daughters. Two sons and one daughter preceded their father in passing. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, three sons, Elliot of Truro, Iowa, Vernon of Knoxville, Iowa and Duane of Omaha, Neb. One daughter, Joan, who resides in the home. He also leaves four grandchildren, three brothers, E E and Charles of Clarinda and Walter of Denver, Colo. One sister Mrs I E Stickelman of Clarinda.

He united with the Church of Christ at Siam, Iowa in September 1898. On moving to Braddyville he transferred his membership to the Braddyville Christian church. Mr Lister spent much time and took great pride in keeping the church building in order and his services will be very much missed. He served for a number of years on the Town Council and the Board of Education. During his residence in Braddyville he has engaged in the building trade.

Funeral services were held at the Braddyville Christian church at 2 p m Friday, April 14, 1950 with Rev Orvel Prather in charge. Music was furnished by the Braddyville quartet and the floral committee was: Audrey Burch, Ikey Morss, Arda Moore, and Rosalyn Townsend. Casket bearers were: E J Lister, Charles Lister, Elbert Lister and Kent Stickelman. Burial was in the Braddyville cemetery.

 

[LISTER, DAISY TRUE STICKELMAN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 18, 1967, [p. 1]
Rites Wednesday for Daisy Lister
Braddyville – Mrs Frank (Daisy T) Lister, 90, died at Clarinda at 3:15 a m this Monday after having been in ill health for several years.

She was the daughter of the late Elliott and Joan Bradley Stickelman and was born on a farm near Siam. She and Mr Lister were married at Siam in 1901 and lived on a farm near until they moved to Braddyville 53 years ago.

Her husband died in 1950 and she continued to live in Braddyville until two months ago when she had to go to the hospital. She became critically ill on Sunday. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Eliot J Lister, Hannibal, Mo, and Vernon F Lister, Knoxville, who had been visiting his mother on Sunday and by two brothers, Ernest Stickelman, Gothenburg, Neb and Paul Stickelman, Braddyville. Besides her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by 5 children, three when very small.

Duane died about ten years ago and Miss Joan four years ago.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Christian Church at Braddyville, Iowa at 2 p m Thursday, with Rev Jerry Windsor in charge. Organ music will be by Aletha L Hutchings. Casket bearers will be Basil Lister, Philip Trent, Lyle Davison, Keith Stickelman, Kent Stickelman and Mark Lister. The Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be at the side of her husband in the Braddyville Cemetery.

 

[MCDOWELL, JAMES RENWICK]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1921, p. 12
J. R. McDowell - J. R. McDowell passed away suddenly May 18th at his home west of Braddyville, from paralysis. The funeral was held from the United Presbyterian Church of College Springs, of which he was a member, conducted by the pastor. Rev. McBride, interment being in College Springs cemetery.

Born Oct. 29th, 1967, he was married in January 1896 to Miss Clara Bohrer, who survives him, as do two daughters, Bertha and Marjorie, other relatives being John McDowell of Eskridge, Kans., Samuel McDowell of Page County, Mrs. E. Bohrer of Pineville, Mo., Arch Tippin of Page County, and Mary E. Tippin of Los Angeles, Calif. The family have a large circle of friends who will be surprised to learn of his loss.

 

[MCFARLAND, EBENEZER "NAZER"]
Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri), Thursday, November 2, 1899
Ebenezer McFarland died Oct. 26, 1899, at his home in Page County, Iowa, aged 69 years, 10 months and 5 days. He was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, and lived there until manhood. He came to Iowa with his parents in the spring of 1852; married Elizabeth McFarland June 25, 1854.  Three children were born to them the oldest dying in infancy. The other two are O [rlando] H McFarland and Mrs James Willard Shearer. He leaves his wife, two children and two grandchildren, together with a host of friends and relatives, to mourn his loss. But we sorrow not as those that have no hope, for he gave us a good reason of his hope in Christ.

He fell in his house September 24th and broke his leg just above the ankle, saying at the time that it would kill him, and from that time until his death took but very little nourishment and was a great sufferer. He had the attention of medical skill and all that a dear companion, children and friends could do for him was done, but they could not stop the hand of death.

He was a member of the Masonic order. He was not a member of any church, but was an honest and upright man, had few if any enemies, putting his trust and confidence in a just and all wise God, and gave the writer a good evidence of a hope in Christ as his Savior. Death had no terrors for him and he said he did not want to get well and suffer again as he had suffered. His remains were laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery by the Masonic order Oct 27, l899, there to await the great resurrection day. By his request the writer tried to speak words of comfort to the sorrowing ones, from Job 14: 14, "If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come." The congregation was immensely large and many tears were shed by sorrowing relatives and friends. May God bless them and enable them to bow in humble submission to His most holy will and say, "Thy will be done," is our prayer. THOS SHEARER.

 

[MCGREW, MOSES ATWOOD]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 26, 1911, p. 8
Moses Atwood McGrew – Moses Atwood McGrew died at his home in the eastern part of Clarinda, Saturday, Jan. 21, 1911. He was a victim of paralysis. He was born in Kentucky March 16, 1830. He had lived in Iowa fifty-nine years, about twenty-five of which were spent in Page county and nine years in Clarinda. He is survived by a widow and eight children. The children are Mrs. W. H. Jordan of Friend, Ore.; Mrs. A. Jordan of Hardy, Nebr.; Mrs. M. [attie] E. Stillins[Stillians] and Mrs. R. Smith, Clarinda; Mrs. B. F. Shaw, Wichita, Kan.; Mrs. S. C. Bailes, Westboro, Mo.; Mrs. Thomas Smith and Allen V. McGrew, Clarinda. All the children, except Mrs. Shaw, were at the funeral. The funeral was held at family home at 9 a. m. Tuesday with the service conducted by Rev. J. R. Hunter, and burial was in the Shearer cemetery in Buchanan Township.

 

[MCGREW, SARAH JANE PACK]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 15, 1926, p. 3
Sarah Jane McGrew – Sarah Jane Pack was born in Edinburg, Indiana, May 12, 1832, and departed this life April 9, 1926, aged 93 years, 10 months and 27 days.

She was married to Moses Atwood McGrew in 1854. To this union eleven children were born, eight of whom are living. They are Mrs. W. H. Jordan, Marysville, Iowa; Mrs. Belle Jordan, Yuma, Colo.; Mrs. M. [attie] E. Stillians, Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Minnie Hasford, Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Clark Bates, Nebraska City, Nebr.; Mrs. Raney Smith, Creston, Iowa; Mrs. Tommy Smith, Clarinda; Allen McGrew, Clarinda.

There are twenty grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Mrs. McGrew has lived in Clarinda for twenty-five years.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning by Rev. B. F. Hall, pastor of the Christian church, the music furnished by a ladies quartet from the church. Interment was in the Shearer cemetery near Siam.

 


[MAXWELL, ANNA SUE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, October 25, 1926, p. 5
The two-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Maxwell funeral was held at the Shearer Church Monday afternoon.

 

[MAXWELL, LETTETIA "LETTIE" MANLEY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 17, 1905, [p. 1]
Jake and Lansford Maxwell went to Braddyville on last Friday and attended the funeral of their Grandmother Maxwell, which was held on last Saturday morning.      . . .

 

Grandma Maxwell died Nov. 9, 1905, at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 11 days. Lettie Manly was born in Morgan County, Ind., Jan. 29, 1823 and was married to William Maxwell April 15, 1841 and to this union was born six sons, Jackson, James Dorsy, John Manley, William Robert, George Washington and Jonathan Thomas. The latter passing away sometime ago. They left Indiana in 1853 and while on their way to Monroe County, Iowa, her husband was taken sick at Bloomington, Ill., and died Sept. 1, 1853, leaving her with a family of six to take care of. She resumed her journey to Monroe County, Iowa and remained here until the spring of 1867, when she moved onto the farm in Page county where she died, living part of her time with John and George, but the latter part of her life with Dorsy, who now owns the home place. When about 35 years old she joined the United Brethren church and remained with them until eighteen years ago when she put her letter into the Christian church. Although she did not attend church as much as she desired on account of her health not being the best she kept the fort and fought a good fight and many times before passing away, wanted to go home and get her reward. She like Grandma Cussins had lived over her allotted time and was only waiting to be called by her Master. She was a good woman and a faithful mother, who reared up five boys into manhood who are all good, honest men, four of them standing by her bedside for four long weeks while her life ebbed away, but at last her spirit took its flight to the One that gave it. The funeral services were held at the Oak Grove church on Saturday at 11 o'clock conducted by Rev. W. L. Dunlavy. After a very touching sermon they took the last farewell look at grandma and she was laid away in the Shearer cemetery. To those that are left to mourn the loss, we extend our deepest sympathy.

 

 

 

[MULKINS, MELANIE LYNNE SPRING]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 16, 2010, p. 4
Funeral services for Melanie Mulkins, age 49, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Beckie Linn Gregory, Reverend John Clark and Reverend Ken Joekelofficiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Ritchie Funeral Home. Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to New Market Gym Fund, First Christian Church Organ Fund, memorial in Melanie's name for the new Clarinda Regional Health Center.  . . . Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Melanie Lynne Mulkins was born November 9, 1961 at Clarinda, Iowa to Gary Spring and Loleta (Keller) Spring. She grew up in the New Market area and graduated from New Market High School. Melanie and David Mulkins were united in marriage June 28, 1981 at the Christian Church, Burlington Junction, Missouri. They were blessed with three children, Jeffrey, Jesse and Taylor.

Melanie loved farming and was a working partner with Dave in their farming operation. In addition to farming, Melanie also worked at several places through the years including Clarinda Livestock Auction, Farm Bureau and Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clarinda. Melanie was an active church member, teaching Sunday' School and Bible School. Family and farming were Melanie's first loves and main interest. Her grandson was a special joy in her life. Melanie was a very kind and caring person; she always saw the best in people and made the best of every situation. She was helpful to neighbors and friends and was a second mother to many people. Melanie was a very strong person that fought a courageous, difficult battle with cancer.

Left to cherish the memory of a loving wife; mother and grandmother are her husband, David Mulkins of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Jeffrey Mulkins of Braddyville, Iowa and grandson, Jackson Mulkins and his mother, Holly Mulkins; son, Jesse Mulkins of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Taylor Mulkins of Clarinda, Iowa; parents, Gary and Loleta Spring of New Market, Iowa; parents-in-law, Gene and Marilyn Mulkins of Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Jeff Spring and wife Connie of New Market, Iowa; sister, Marcy Shepard and Eric Baker of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Rhonda Campbell and husband Jamie of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces and nephews and many friends.

Melanie will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. But her love and inspiration will live on in their hearts.

 

[MURREN, ELIZABETH JANE WILBURN ENGLAND]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1950, [p. 1]
Services Friday for Mrs. Murren 
Civil War Vet's Widow Died At Marshalltown Monday Night
Funeral services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home here at 2 p m Friday for Mrs Elizabeth Murren, 91, of Braddyville, who died at the Iowa Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown Monday night.

The Rev Lester Greenwood pastor of the First Methodist church here, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Shearer cemetery east of Braddyville.

Mrs Murren was a widow of a Civil war veteran William Murren. She was born in Pike County, Ohio and was a resident in Braddyville and vicinity for approximately 50 [?] years. She began living in various nursing homes five years ago and had lived at the Soldiers home for two years. She was a member of the Methodist church.

No members of her immediate family survive. Twelve grandchildren include Jimmie Stewart of Clarinda.

 

[MURREN, WILLIAM WASHINGTON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 1, 1915, p. 10
Concerning the death of William Murren, the following has been furnished to The Journal: William Murren, the eldest son of Thomas V. [ernon] and Eliza Murren was born Aug. 12, 1840, in Pike County O., and died at his home near Braddyville, March 27, 1915, at the age of 74 years 7 months and 15 days. His mother was a sister of Bishop Merrill of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was married to Rebecca Wilbur [Wilburn] and to this union were born twelve children, of whom two died in infancy and ten survive him, namely: Thomas, Ezra, John, Dawson, Frank, Rhody, Edgar, Orville, Etta and Jesse. He is also survived by thirty-eight grandchildren and by one brother and four sisters. He served his country in the Civil war as a member of Company K of the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth regiment of Ohio volunteers, from which he was honorably discharged at the close of his term of service. He thereupon returned to his family in Ohio and a few years later brought his family overland to Marion County, Ia. After some years he removed to Taylor County; and then to western Kansas. Upon the death of his wife he returned to Iowa, was married to Mrs. Eliza England, a sister of his first wife and spent his remaining years on his farm near Braddyville. His widow survives him. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roy W. Thomas of the Methodist Episcopal church at the home Sunday morning, March 28, and the body was interred in the cemetery at New Market.

 

 

[RAMSEY, IDA REBECCA TURNBULL]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 17, 1932, p. 8
NORTHBORO, Nov. 15 – Mrs. Orville McCrander received the sad message Wednesday morning, November 9 that her mother had passed away at her home in Northboro. Mr. and Mrs. McCrander and children went to Northboro Wednesday, remaining there until Sunday. Mr. McCrander also attended the funeral services, held in Northboro Friday.

 

[RAMSEY, SILAS CALVIN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 9, 1937, p. 6
S. C. Ramsey – Silas Calvin Ramsey was born in Fairfield, Iowa, July 25, 1869, and died at his home in Northboro August 2, 1937, at the age of 68 years and eight days.

On December 9, 1894, he was united in marriage with Ida Rebecca Turnbull in the Old Baptist church of Northboro. To this union, seven children were born: Edna Miles of Coin, Harold Ramsey of Northboro, Veda Ramsey King of Pueblo, Colo., Robert Ramsey of Hopkins, Mo., Iva McCrander of Northboro, Francis Bowenkamp of Northboro, and Floyd Ramsey of Northboro. Besides these children there were twelve grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his passing.

He has lived around Northboro most of his life. He joined the Christian church of Northboro in 1901 and lived here, blacksmithing, until 1910 when he moved to a farm northeast of Northboro and then in 1913 moved to his home farm in Hopkins, Mo., where he joined the Christian church to which he belonged ever since. In 1923 he moved back to Northboro, and blacksmithed there until poor health overtook him two years ago.

Silas Ramsey was an affectionate husband and father, respected and liked by his fellow men for his square dealing and friendly personality. The entire community of Northboro extends its sympathy to those loved ones who are left behind to mourn the passing of their father.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. M. O. McKenzie. The music was furnished by a male quartett, Don Boylan, Dee Bayless, Leonard Vogel and Rev. McKenzie, with Mrs. McKenzie as pianist. The casket bearers were sons and sons-in-law of the deceased and were Harold, Robert and Floyd Ramsey, Dick Miles, Orville Macrander and Ernest Bowenkamp. The floral offerings were cared for by Mrs. F. M. McDaniel, Mrs. R. B. Murphy, Mrs. George Kryselmier and Mrs. B. E. Standiford. Interment was made in the Coin cemetery.
[Note: The birth date on his headstone is 1868.]

 

[RINE, ALVA FAY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1967, [p. 1]
Son Enroute home from Korean post for Rine services
Alva F [ay] Rine, 56, well known New Market farmer, was found dead at his farm Monday night and apparently had been dead for some time before he was discovered.

Mrs. Rine operates a restaurant at Braddyville and when she did not hear from her husband and could not reach him by phone, she became alarmed and called one of her neighbors to investigate. James Brooks found the body in the barn at the farm, frozen and mutilated by farm animals. Dr M T Gordon, Taylor County medical examiner, ordered the body taken to Des Moines for an autopsy.

He was the son of Harry and Leota Burch Rine, and was born on a farm near Shambaugh, and has spent his entire lifetime in the Clarinda and New Market vicinity. He was a veteran, having served with the U S Army during World War II. He was a member of the New Market American Legion Post No 300 and military graveside services will be conducted by members of that post.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Mae McClanahan, two children, Brenda Joyce Rine at home and Alvin Lee Rine, serving with the U S Army in Korea. The son is on his way home for the service. A brother is Marion Rine, Otis, Colo, and sister, Mrs Arthur (Margaret) Gerig, Clearmont, Mo. His father, Harry Rine, is of Braddyville and has been in a hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p m Friday with Rev Sherman Mills in charge. Soloist will be Rosevelyn Bashor, and organist will be Margaret Grossman. Casket bearers will be George Slaight, Basil Troxel, Dalphon Bashor, Ralph Cox, Orval Ridnour and Tom Hayes.

Burial will be in Memory Cemetery near New Market.

 

[RINE, EFFIE JANE BURCH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 24, 1949, p. 5
Funeral Time Not Yet Set For Mother of Olin Rine
Mrs. Effie Rine, mother of Olin Rine, died at her home at 800 South 16th St at 7 o'clock Sunday evening.

She was born near Clearmont on Dec. 2[2], 1873 and had lived in Clarinda 14 years.

Time for the funeral had not been set Monday afternoon but will be in charge of Walker Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memory cemetery near New Market.

She was the widow of Oscar Rine, who died several years ago. She has six sisters and one brother.

 

[RINE, EFFIE JANE BURCH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 31, 1949, p. 5
Effie Jane Burch Rine – Effie Jane Burch, daughter of Absolam [Absolom] Baker and Eliza Frances Burch, was born in Nodaway county, Mo. near Clearmont on December 22, 1873, and passed away at her home at 800 So 16th street, in Clarinda, on January 23, 1949, at the age of 75 years, 1 month, 1 day.

On November 26, 1913, Effie was united in marriage to Oscar William Rine. To this union one son, Olin William, was born. Her husband preceded her in death in August 1942. She was a member of the Mennonite church of Shambaugh.

Effie became ill in May 1948 and continued to become worse until November, when she became bedfast and remained until her passing.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, six sisters and one brother. Surviving relatives are: Mrs Della Wilson of Clearmont, Mo; Mrs Nevada Smith, of Burlington Junction, Mo; Mrs. Emma Severs of Auburn, Neb; Jess C Burch of Shambaugh; Mrs. Leota Rine of Otis, Colorado; Mrs Lula Stranad of Corning and Mrs Edna Woods of Shambaugh. She is also survived by three brothers of her husband, also many nieces and nephews, a host of friends and other relatives.

Funeral services were held from the Walker funeral home at 2 p m Wednesday, Jan 26, 1949, with Rev. Roy Starkey in charge. Music was furnished by Mr and Mrs Jud Moger and Aletha Hutchings. Casket bearers were Irwin Weaver, Oren Weaver, Frank Weaver, Ernest Dailey, Rolla Huddle and Roy Hazelton. Burial was in the Old Memory cemetery near New Market.

 

[RINE, HAROLD DEAN]

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 16, 1970, p. 3
H D Rine rites follow accident
BRADDYVILLE. Mar 13 – Funeral services were held Mar 14 at Mountain Home, Ark for Harold D [ean] Rine, 47. He was killed instantly Tuesday at Gas[s]ville, Ark when the bulldozer  he was operating overturned, pinning him underneath. Rine was the son of Mrs Matthew Rine of Shenandoah and the late Matthew Rine. The Rine family areformer residents of Braddyville, Harold and his sisters having attended school here. He is survived by his wife, Betty, five sons, one daughter and six grandchildren, all of Gas[s]ville. Also his mother and five sisters, all of whom live in the Shenandoah and Omaha localities. His father, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

 

[RINE, HELEN MARGARET]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 15, 1932, p. 8
Helen Rine – Helen Margaret Rine, daughter of Mathew and Jessie Rine, was born at Braddyville, Ia., Feb. 21, 1929, and passed away at her home in Braddyville, Sept. 5, 1932, aged 3 years, 7 months and 14 days.

Her illness was of short duration, only two days.

She leaves to mourn her departure a father and mother, four sisters, Ruth, Ruby, Dorothy and Darlene, and one brother, Harold, several aunts, uncles and one grandmother, besides many other relatives.

She was of a cheerful disposition and had a smile for everyone.

Funeral services were held from the Mennonite church in Shambaugh, Wednesday afternoon, by E. D. Young, assisted by Rev. Osborne. Interment in the Davis cemetery.

 

[RINE, MARGARET JANE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 27, 1932, p. 3
Mrs. Jasper Rine – Margaret Jane Rine was born March 9, 1847 at Moundsville, W. Virginia. She died at her home in Braddyville, Ia., Oct. 21, being 85 years, 7 months and 12 days of age.

She was married September 14, 1865 to Jasper Rine. To this union were born ten children, James of Yakima, Washington, Oscar of Hopkins, Mo., Wesley of New Market, Newton and Mathew of Braddyville, and Harry of Eckley, Colo., Laura Etherton, who passed away 13 years ago, also three children who died in infancy. Her husband passed away Oct. 2, 1906.

In 1884 they moved from Va. to Bloomington, Nebr., and resided there with the exception of one year until 1897, when they moved to Page County, Ia., and lived near Shambaugh until 1917. She moved to Braddyville, having lived since that time with her son, Newton.

She was converted at an early age and has lived a consistent Christian life.

She united with the Mennonite church in 1886 and retained this relationship until the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her departure six sons, 22 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from Mennonite church in Shambaugh by E. D. Young. Interment in Davis cemetery.

 

[RINE, OSCAR WILLIAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 6, 1942, p. 6
Oscar Rine, 70, Dies Tuesday
Oscar Rine, 70, retired farmer, died suddenly at the municipal hospital Tuesday night where he was taken that afternoon after being stricken at his home on south 16th street.

Funeral services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home here on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, burial being planned in Memory cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and a son, Olin, a soldier at Ft Stevens, Ore who is returning to attend his father's funeral.

 

[RINE, OSCAR WILLIAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 20, 1942, p. 6

Oscar Rine – Oscar William Rine, son of Jasper and Margaret Rine, was born in West Virginia February 14, 1872, and departed this life August 4, 1942, at Municipal hospital in Clarinda, Iowa, at the age of 70 years, 5 months, 20 days.

On November 26, 1913, he was married to Effie Jane Burch. To this union one son was born, Olin William, who is in the army at Fort Stevens, Oregon.

In his early life he lived with his parents near Bloomington, Nebr. and most of the time since then in Page County, Iowa. He was saved in his youth and lived a devoted Christian life ever since. He was a member of the Mennonite church of Shambaugh.

The father and mother preceded him in death some years ago. The following members of the family are left to mourn his departure: his brothers, Wesley of Colorado, Harry of Oshoto, Wyo, Newton of near Braddyville, Iowa, Mathew of College Springs, Iowa; many relatives and friends.

He was a devoted husband, a loving father and a true Christian.

The services were conducted August 9 in the Walker funral home by Jacob Hygema, assisted by Rev Roy Starkey. Mrs. Starkey played the piano while Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stone sang some appropriate songs. Interment was in Memory cemetery.

 

[SHEARER, EMALINE CLARINDA JONES]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 29, 1925, p. 8

Mrs. J. F. Shearer – On Sunday, Jan. 25, Mrs. J. F. Shearer died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. G. Maxwell near Braddyville, Ia. She was one of Page County's old residents and very greatly beloved in the community where she had lived for many years. She was born in Platte County, Missouri, Jan. 16, 1841. While yet a small child she moved with her parents to Iowa, residing in Madison and Jefferson counties, respectively and then came to Taylor county, where she grew to womanhood.

On March 3, 1861 she was married to John F. Shearer of Page County. In 1869 Mr. and Mrs. Shearer moved from this county to Clark Co. where they resided twelve years and then returned to Page Co. where she passed the remaining years of her life.

Six children were born to them, three of whom died in childhood. Mr. Shearer died in 1903.

The remaining children survive her. They are: Mrs. Cynthia Maxwell of Braddyville, Ia. with whom she had made her home for several years, Mrs. Mary Burge of Clarinda and J. D. Shearer of Braddyville.

Early in life Mrs. Shearer united with the Primitive Baptist Church and through all her life remained a steadfast and consistent Christian woman.

For the past several years her health and strength has been gradually failing due to a complication of heart and kidney disease. Death occurred suddenly at about 1 o'clock P. M. She had been about as usual until a few minutes before the end.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. C. Harper, Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Hopkins, Mo. on Monday afternoon, Jan. 26, 1925 and the body was laid to rest in the Shearer Cemetery.

 

[SHEARER, JOHN FINLEY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 24, 1903, p. 4
Sudden Death of John F. Shearer
Braddyville, July 20. – (Special Correspondence of The Journal) – John F. Shearer, an old and well respected citizen of Buchanan township, Page county, Ia., died very suddenly with heart failure last Saturday, July 18, 1903, at his home five miles east of Braddyville.

Mr. Shearer had been complaining of being short of breath while walking about the premises but continued his chores up to the very hour of his death. He came in the house and sat down on a chair and was talking to Mrs. Shearer, his wife.

Mrs. Shearer saw him falling from his chair and immediately ran and caught him in her arms. He gasped three times and then was gone.

Mrs. Shearer called for help, which was immediately answered by Mrs. Mamie Shearer, a daughter-in-law and neighbor boy, Oscar Pullen. The three succeeded in lifting Mr. Shearer on a cot. It was quite a task for the three as Mr. Shearer was a large man.

The neighbors hearing of his sudden death came in at once and rendered their assistance and every particular was duly looked after.

O. B. Holton, the undertaker at Braddyville, came and prepared the body for burial and on Sunday, July 19, at 11 o'clock, the remains were taken to the Oak Grove church, where the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Simmons of Hopkins, Mo., and was attended by a large concourse of people, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery.

Mr. Shearer was born in Ashe County, N. C., July 11, 1832, and moved with his parents to Buchanan County, Mo., in 1842 and in 1848 moved to Page County, Ia., where he resided off and on to the time of his death. Mr. Shearer was married to Emeline C. [larinda] Jones March 3, 1861. To this union five children were born, of whom two preceded Mr. Shearer to the grave.

Mr. Shearer joined the old school Predestinarian Baptist church about thirty-two years ago and was an ardent worker and a faithful Christian member of that church until he died.

Mr. Shearer leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn his absence. The community loses a good citizen.

 

[SHEARER, THOMAS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1910, p 7
BRADDYVILLE AND NEARBY
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Burge of Clarinda were in Braddyville, Monday, and Tuesday attended the funeral of Mrs. Burge's uncle, Thomas Shearer, in Buchanan Township.

 

[SHEARER, THOMAS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1910, p. 8
Thomas Shearer – Thomas Shearer, who was for many years a resident of Buchanan township, died at his home in that township, Friday, April 1, 1910. His funeral was held Tuesday, the 5th inst., at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. Mr. Moore, pastor of the Baptist church at St. Joseph, Mo., and interment was in the cemetery in Buchanan township bearing the name of the deceased. The late Mr. Shearer was a farmer by occupation. He was born Jan. 8, 1825 [1826], in Ashe County, N. C. At the age of 16 years he moved with his parents to Buchanan County, Mo., and was married Nov. 1, 1849, to Miss Margaret J. Bohannon who died six and one-half years ago. To Mr. and Mrs. Shearer were born six sons, one of whom died in infancy. The surviving sons are James W. Shearer and George W. Shearer of Greeley, Colo., John E. Shearer of Medford, Ore.  George and John were present at the funeral.

 

[SHEARER, THOMAS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1910, p. 9
BRADDYVILLE 
Thomas Shearer died at twelve o'clock on Friday night.

John Shearer, of Abilene, Kansas, was called here by the death of his father.

 

[SHEARER, THOMAS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1910, p. 9
Obituary – Thomas Shearer was born in Ashe County, North Carolina, January 8, 1826 and died at his home in Buchanan Township, Page County, Iowa, on April 1, 1910. When 16 years of age he moved with his parents to Buchanan County, Missouri, where he resided until the fall of 1849 at which time he moved to his late home where he passed the remainder of his days. On November 1, 1849 he was united in marriage to Margaret J. Bohamion[Bohannon] and to this union six children were born; John W. now of Abilene, Kan, George W. of Greeley, Colo, Henry G of Medford, Oregon, Thomas W who died in infancy, James W of Greeley, Colo, and Jacob E of Medford, Oregon.

Mr. Shearer embraced Christianity according to the primitive or old school Baptist faith when fourteen years of age and remained a faithful and conscientious Christian to the last. For fourteen years before his death he preached the gospel of his chosen faith.

Three years ago, the deceased suffered a stroke of apoplexy which left him an invalid, yet with these three long years of suffering, he remained patient and resigned from earthly sorrows, troubles and suffering he peacefully passed away without a struggle as he had often prayed that he should. Sweet and peacefully he rests in the arms of the Savior.

The remains were interred in the Shearer cemetery. – Thos. Steer.

 

[SMITH, RANEY LORENZO]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 27, 1938, p. 2
Raney L Smith – Raney L Smith passed away at his home at Clarinda, Iowa, on October 21, 1938. He was 77 years, 2 months and 12 days.

He was the son of William and Mary Ann Smith, born in Tipocoma [Tippecanoe] County, Ind, Aug 9, 1861. He remained there till the age of 16 years and then came with his parents to Red Oak, Iowa, stayed there until the following spring and then moved to Atchison county, Mo, and lived there until 1887. In that year they moved to Page county and have lived near and around Clarinda since that time.

He was united in marriage to Mary Ann McGrew December 3, 1879. Nine children came to bless this union, 3 preceding him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and six children. They are Claude Smith of Sherwood, Ore., Mrs Flora Gowey of Creston, Iowa, Mrs Cora Jones, Napier, Mo, Mrs Nora Miller, Clarinda, Mrs Eva Cunningham, Clarinda, and William Smith also of Clarinda. He leaves also 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives who will be grieved at his passing. He will be missed by his wife and children for he was a kind and loving father.

He gave his heart to God when yet a young man and has always kept that faith to the end. He loved to attend church but on account of poor health and losing his eyesight he was unable to attend like he desired.

Services were held at Walker Funeral home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Rev Chas Long was minister in charge. Pall bearers were Charles Wallace, Ota Graham, Richard Sims, Ed Collins, Sherman Smith and George Wallace. Flowers girls were Maxine Miller, Dorothy Jones, Alice Jones and Grace Gowey.

 

[STROUD, ANDREW JACOB "ANDY"]
Andy Stroud, age 32, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Friday, Sept. 11 at Council Bluffs. Celebration of Life services were held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Andy Stroud Memorial. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.

Andy Jacob Stroud was born Dec. 29, 1982 in Hamburg to Steven Stroud and Melissa (Scroggs) Stroud. On May 5, 2007, Andy married his childhood sweetheart Shala Williams and on Feb. 15, 2011 they were blessed with a baby girl, Alyse Jordyn and are expecting their second daughter in December.

Andy enjoyed life to the fullest, which always included spending lots of time with his daughter Alyse and wife Shala, brother Joshua and many nights in James and Pam's garage.

Andy loved fast hot trucks and cars with shinny buttons and loud music. He was a fantastic cook and no one ever left hungry or thirsty. Many nights were spent huddled on the couch with Bubba (Alyse) watching movies, TV (Ninja Turtles) and playing games on his phone, even playing dress up. Andy was an incredible father, Alyse was his pride and joy; he once posted on facebook "God, I love this child". Nights also included mowing the yard, doing laundry and cleaning house and working on cars with Josh.

Andy gave us all so much, his love, friendship, guidance and was known to be a "partner in crime" to some. Andy was very blessed. He knew the love of Shala. She gave him his courage, strength, peace and immeasurable joy in his life. He thanked God for her every day. Andy knew the unconditional love and adoration of his princess Alyse. She gave him so much pure joy each and every day from the moment of her birth. He already loved his second daughter and would have treasured her as well. Andy never knew a stranger; to meet him, was to become a friend and his friends were family.

Andy is preceded by his grandparents, Alma and Leland Stroud and Harold and Mirriam Scroggs; uncle, Charles Stroud.

Andy is survived by his family; wife, Shala (Williams) Stroud and four year old daughter Alyse Jordyn Stroud with another daughter due in late December of Omaha, Nebraska; brother, Joshua Stroud (Amanda) of Omaha, Nebraska; mother, Melissa Stroud of Pacific Junction; father, Steven Stroud and Jackie of Thurman; special aunts and uncles, Laura and Gary Graves, Penny and Larry Eichelberger, Peggy and Dan Webb, Ken Houser, Sr., Pam and Mike Chambers, Roger Stroud, Kathy Cooper, Barb Kaiman, Phil Stroud; special cousins and their children, Mandi and Chris Graves, Amanda Graves, Barb Grubb and Carl, Ken Eichelberger and Robin, Matt Eichelberger and Autumn, Aaron Hauser and Paige, Becky Shelton and Chris, Ken Hauser, Jim Chambers and Jenny, Jason Chambers and Angie, Beth Lantz and Jeremy; mother-in-law, Sheryl Williams of Omaha; father-in-law, John Williams and wife Debbie of Clarinda; brothers-in-law, Jeremy Williams and Kasey, Jarrod Williams and Mel, Justin Williams and Brandi; special niece (little sister in his heart), Mallory Williams; six nieces and nephews; grandmothers-in-law, Margaret Draper and Shelia Williams of Clarinda; lots of special friends.

Andy will be greatly missed by all. But he will be forever in their hearts.

 

[SUMNER, EMMA ELIZABETH CHASE GOODWIN]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, April 25, 1919, p. 5
Dies Monday Morning
Mrs. Emma Sumner of this city died Monday morning at about six o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Briggs, on West Sixth street. The deceased suffered since March 6 from complications resulting from a stroke of paralysis.

Emma Elizabeth Chase was born in Page County, near Hepburn, December 14, 1861, and at the time of her death Monday was fifty-seven years, four months and seven days of age. Until a few months ago she had lived in Hepburn vicinity all her life. She moved to Villisca during the past year and had lived on West Sixth Street. Since her affliction from paralysis she had lived with her daughter.

She was united in marriage to Thomas Goodwin November 28, 1878. One child, Mrs. Joe Briggs, from this union, survives the deceased. Her second marriage to Mr. Jesse Sumner took place in 1902.  October, 1908, Mr. Sumner died.

Mrs. Sumner united with the Methodist church at Hepburn a number of years ago and was a faithful member of that church.

Those who survive the deceased are: Mrs. Joe Briggs and six grandchildren and one great grandchild of this city. Two sisters, Mrs. Clara Burton of Clarinda, Iowa, and Mrs. Louisa Harned of Casper, Wyoming. Her sister, Anna, preceded her in death in 1912. A niece, Mrs. Opal Otte of Clarinda and her mother, Mrs. Clara Burton of that city were in attendance at the funeral services, which were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church by Rev. E. S. Menoher. The body was interred in the Fairview cemetery south of Villisca.

Besides the relatives a host of friends of this city and the community south of Villisca mourn the death of this pioneer citizen.

 

[SUMNER, JESSE ALVIN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 9, 1908, p. 2-3
Jesse Sumner, who suffered with a cancer for about a year, died at about 8 p. m., Sabbath evening. He was born in Poweshiek County this state, Aug. 3, 1853, and was at the time of his death, Oct. 2, 1908, 55 years, 1 month and 29 days of age. He married Miss Mary Dooley in 1865. She died in 1899. In 1902 he married Mrs. Emma Goodwin who survives him. A number of brothers and sisters and several children also survive him. James, His youngest son, was with him and helped to care for him for several weeks during the latter part of his illness. The funeral occurred Monday under the direction of Rev. A. R. Munford of the United Presbyterian church, at this place. The remains were interred at the Fairview cemetery, east of Hepburn.

Mrs. Emma Sumner, widow of the late Jesse Sumner, wishes through the columns of the Journal to express her sincere thanks to their kind friends who assisted by their kindly help and sympathy her sad bereavement.

 

[THOMPSON, WILLIAM JAMES]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 13, 1924, p. 10
W. J. Thompson – W. [illiam] J. [ames] Thompson was born near Gosport, Owen Co., Indiana, August 15, 1842 and passed away at his home at Braddyville, Iowa March 7, 1924, age 81 years, 6 months, 21 days. At the age of 20 years he enlisted in Company D., 596h Regiment of Indiana Infantry, July 25, 1862 and in September 1863 was honorably discharged. He was married June 20, 1867 to Mary M. [elissa] Moore and moved to Hopkins, Mo. in the year 1879 and fifteen years later moved to Iowa, near Shambaugh at which place he resided until 16 years ago. He moved to Braddyville, Iowa where on Jan. 21, 1909 the wife and mother passed away.

To this union ten children were born, three sons and seven daughters, of whom all but two survive. They are: Mrs. Alice Snodgrass, Mrs. P. [eter] W. Shafer of Hopkins, Mo.; Mrs. S. E. Nicholas and Mrs. H. J. Nicholas of Braddyville; Wilbur F. Thompson, Doland, South Dak.; C. [larence] C. Thompson, Waldron, Mich; and Effie J. and Jessie S. at home, Hazel D. having passed to the great beyond three years ago and Elmer who died in infancy. He is also survived by one brother, John N. Thompson of Rose Pine, Louisiana, fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

[TOWNSEND, GERTRUDE IONE CHESHIRE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 17, 1958, p. 8
Vancouver Rites For Mrs Townsend
Former Resident of County Died in Washington Feb 8th
Funeral services were held at Vancouver, Wash, Wednesday for Mrs Gertrude Townsend, 61, former Page County resident who died Feb 8.

Mrs Townsend was born in Kansas and lived in the vicinity of Northboro and Braddyville from 1900 to 1939. She had lived the past 15 years at Vancouver, where she was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey E and son Maurice at Vancouver; a daughter, Mrs Joe R Abercrombie of Portland, Ore; four brothers, Dr J [ohn] B [ertram], Robert, Carroll and Herbert in Missouri; and five sisters, Mrs Wayne L Whitmore of Corning, Ia, Misses Manila and Loah Cheshire, both of Chicago, and Misses Gwendolyn and Ruth Cheshire, both of Clearmont, Mo.

 

[TWADDLE, ARTHUR HILL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 9, 1937, p. 6
Arthur Twaddle - Arthur Hill Twaddle, the son of Robert and Anna Twaddle, was born at Conshohocken, Penn, in the 27th day of April, 1876, and died at his home in College Springs, Iowa, on the 1st day of August, 1937, being at the time of his death a little over 61 years of age.

In 1879 the Twaddle family moved from Pennsylvania to a farm northwest of College Springs, and it was on this farm that his boyhood days were spent. He was married April 6th, 1904, to Minnie McComb. Four children were born in this home, one of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are: Farrel, of Fayette, Mo.; Marjorie Hutchinson of near Coin; and Harold, still at home.

Practically all his life has been spent in this community. He was industrious, able, faithful to his duties, and rigidly and consistently honest and honorable. For the past ten years, he has  been employed by the State Highway Commission, and it was while in pursuit of his duties in this work, that he met with the untimely accident that caused his death. Strong in body, conscientious in his work, he won the respect of all those with whom he came in contact. Always faithful to his duties, he cheerfully answered any call regardless of

 

[WEAVER, DELILAH S. RESER]
Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 15, 1947, p. 3
Mrs. Delilah Weaver
Delilah S Reser, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Reser was born in Buchanan township, Page county, Iowa, Dec. 16, 1865, and departed this life at Clarinda Nov 28, 1947, age 81 years, 11 mos and 11 days.

She was united in marriage to Elmer E Weaver, March 14, 1885. To this union were born eight children-- six sons, Cester, Edward, Frank, Jerome, Oren and Irvin, two daughters, Hattie and Ida. Her father and mother, six sisters and three brothers, her husband and one son have preceded her in death.

She leaves her seven children, three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Mrs Minnie Reser, of Kansas City, Kan, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Her entire life has been spent in Page County.

Funeral services were held at the Walker funeral home Dec 3, with Rev Clarence Woollard in charge. Music was furnished by Mr and Mrs Jud Moger and Mrs Allene Hazelton. Pallbearers were Herbert Hamm, Roscoe Mulkins, Les Fesenmeyer, Will Phipps, John Fulk and Charles Clymens. Flower committee included Bessie Parker, Gladys Fulk, Gladys Clymens and Delna McClarnon. Interment in the Shearer cemetery. 
May all you have done,
In your own way,
In spreading  joy and cheer,
Return to you in your home above.

[WEAVER, ELMER ELLSWORTH]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 14, 1924, p. 8
E. E. Weaver – Elmer Ellsworth Weaver was born Oct. 29, 1863 in Page County, Iowa and departed this life August 5, 1924, age 60 years, 9 months and 6 days.

He was united in marriage to Delilah S. Reser March 14, 1885. To this union was born eight children, Cester, Frank, Jerome, Oren, Irvin, Hattie and Ida, all of Shambaugh, Iowa and Edward of Victorville, Calif.

Besides a loving wife and eight children he leaves to mourn his departure three brothers, Will, John and George all of Shambaugh; also one sister, Mrs. Philip Kopp of Sioux City, Iowa and other relatives and friends. Two sisters and two brothers having gone on before.

Funeral services were held at the home east of Shambaugh Sunday afternoon at 2:30, the body being laid away in Shearer cemetery. The Church of God pastor, Rev. R. Jinkerson had charge of the services. The time of the funeral was delayed to wait coming of the son from California, who was present.

 

[WEAVER, FRANK]
Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 18, 1976
Frank Weaver, 80, died Monday pm
Funeral services for Frank Weaver, 80, of rural Shambaugh, were held this Thursday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Hunter officiating.

Weaver died at his home east of Shambaugh, the son of Elmer and Delilah Reser Weaver. Weaver had been a farmer as long as health permitted.

Survivors are two brothers, Oren and Irvin Weaver and a sister, Ida Weaver, all of the home.

H E Richardson was soloist and Grace Perry organist. Casket bearers were: Ural Hartman, Harry Salomon, Merrill Cagley, Ross Calhoon, Roscoe Mulkins and Pat Fulk.

Burial was in Shearer cemetery near Braddyville.

 

[WOLDRUFF, CLARA WILMA HOPPLE FOSTER]
Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 17, 1960, p. 2
Braddyville rites for Wilma Woldruff
BRADDYVILLE (Special) Funeral services will be held here Friday for Mrs Wilma Woldruff, 90, who died late Monday afternoon at the West Portal Nursing Home in Clarinda, where she had made her home for a little over a year. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.

Mrs Woldruff was born at Braddyville on Feb 22, 1870, one of nine children of Mr and Mrs John Hopple. She had lived her entire life at Braddyville and had been a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Carl L Foster of Braddyville and a daughter, Mrs Effie Thompson of Clarinda; four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; also a brother, Earl Hopple of Lander, Wyo.

The funeral service will be held at the Methodist Church in Braddyville at 2 p m. The Rev C R Fitz, pastor of the church, will officiate.

The music will be in charge of Mr and Mrs Maynard Burch. Bearers will be Wayne Moore, Clyde Stone, Emery Huddle, Robert McClure, Silas Manley and Donald Hartman. Interment will be in the Shearer Cemetery. Williams-Foster Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

 

[WOLDRUFF, CLARA WILMA HOPPLE FOSTER]
Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1960, p. 3
Clara Wilma Foster Woldruff – Clara Wilma was born Feb 22, 1870, to John and Mary Hopple, near Braddyville, Ia, where she lived all her life, and passed away March 14, 1960, at the age of 90 years and 22 days.

She was united in marriage to George Milton Foster in 1891. To this union two children were born, Effie Nola Thompson of Clarinda, Ia., and Carl Foster of Braddyville, Ia., who survive her; also her daughter-in-law, Hazel Foster, who lovingly helped care for her during the last year of her life, one brother, Earl Hopper of Leander, Wyo; four grandchildren, Floyd Foster of Denver, Colo, Sylvester Palmer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Avon Palmer of Omaha, Neb, and Clair Tinnell of Grand River, Ia, who made his home with her until his marriage. She leaves 10 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. George M Foster died April 15, 1934.

She was married to James R Woldruff in 1937, who preceded her in death in April 1959. They made their home in Braddyville until about a year ago when they went to the West Portal Nursing Home in Clarinda where she passed away.

She was a member of the Methodist Church in Braddyville and when she was able took an active part in church work.

Also surviving are 10 stepchildren, Mrs. Floyd (Vera) Clayton, New Market, Mrs Ethel Neal, Portland, Ore, Mrs Alfred (Lola) Orme, Glen Woldruff and Cecil Woldruff, all of Hopkins, Mo, Elbert Woldruff, Colorado Springs, Col, Loren Woldruff, Shannon City, Ia, Loy Woldruff, George Woldruff and Marvin Woldruff, all of Clarinda.

She was loved by all who knew her.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 17, 1960, p. 2
Braddyville rites for Wilma Woldruff
Braddyville (Special) Funeral services will be held here Friday for Mrs Wilma Woldruff, 90, who died late Monday afternoon at the West Portal Nursing Home in Clarinda, where she had made her home for a little over a year. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.

Mrs Woldruff was born at Braddyville on Feb 22, 1870, one of nine children of Mr and Mrs John Hopple. She had lived her entire life at Braddyville and had been a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Carl L Foster of Braddyville and a daughter, Mrs Effie Thompson of Clarinda; four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; also, a brother, Earl Hopple of Lander, Wyo.

The funeral service will be held at the Methodist Church in Braddyville at 2 p m. The Rev C R Fitz, pastor of the church, will officiate.

The music will be in charge of Mr and Mrs Maynard Burch. Bearers will be Wayne Moore, Clyde Stone, Emery Huddle, Robert McClure, Silas Manley and Donald Hartman. Interment will be in the Shearer Cemetery. Williams-Foster Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

 

[WOLDRUFF, GEORGE WASHINGTON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 6, 1906, p. 3
BUCHANAN TOWNSHIP
George Washington Waldruff [Woldruff] was born Feb. 18, 1831 in Holmes county, Ohio, came to Iowa in 1857, was married to Mrs. Charlotte Maxwell Shearer, Aug. 19, 1868. To this happy union were given five children, two of which went to the eternal world in infancy, the remaining two girls, Mrs. Frank Davison, Mrs. C. Ridenour and one boy James R., being present at the funeral services with their mother. He had lived on his old homestead near the Shearer church most of the time for thirty-eight years, except the last five he had resided in Braddyville. He had been an invalid for about nine years, and unable to walk for about five years, but his afflictions were endured with much patience and resignation, manifesting a spirit of cheerfulness to the last. In disposition he was pleasant, courteous, kind and benevolent, a loving companion, an indulgent father, kind neighbor and civil citizen. He died at his son's, James R. Waldruff [Woldruff], who resides on the old homestead, July 2, 1906, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. L. Dunlavy on the following Tuesday at the Shearer church at 12 o'clock, in the presence of many sympathizing friends and relatives.
[Note: His last name is spelled Woldruff on his headstone.]

 

[WYMORE, EYCE JOSEPHINE "JOSIE"]
Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa),  Thursday, August 19, 1948, 
Early Hepburn Resident Dies At Brother's Home Near Elmo
Miss Josie Wymore, 64, member of a Hepburn pioneer family, died at the home of her brother, William, near Elmo, Mo., and funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Rose Hill church in Valley township. Burial was in the family lot.

 

[WYMORE, EYCE JOSEPHINE "JOSIE"]
Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 30, 1948, p. 4
Eyce Josephine Wymore
Eyce Josephine Wymore, daughter of Malissa and Eliza Wymore, was born on a farm in Page county November 29, 1883 and departed from this life at Elmo on August 16th, 1948.

The early years of her life were spent with her family on the home place. She was educated in the rural schools of Page County and in later years attended Western Normal School, formerly in Shenandoah.

She became ill in February of 1948 and moved to live with her brother, Frank, in Elmo. There her niece, Mrs. David Snyder, and other relatives cared for her until her death.

At an early age she united with the Congregational church at Shenandoah.

She leaves to mourn her passing two brothers, William and Frank Wymore of Elmo, two sisters, Mrs J S Spiker of Phoenix, Ariz, and Miss Lottie Wymore of Stambaugh, Mich, and 13 nephews and nieces. Four brothers, Charles, Edgar, Carson and Jesse, and two sisters, Julia and Frances, preceded her in passing.

Funeral services were held at the Rose Hill Evangelical United Brethren church Thursday with Rev A C Marston officiating and Rev Thurias Fessler assisting. Music was provided by Evelyn Fessler. Interment was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

 

[ZUCK, MARY ANN HARRELL CHESSHIRE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 5, 1902, p. 4
Mary Ann, daughter of B. [razeal] and E. [liza] Harrell, was born in Tarkio township, Page County, Ia., April 21, 1857. There through maidenhood and womanhood she lived for years, and on Feb. 28, 1878 became the wife of John B. Chesshire. To them was born her only child, a daughter, March 7, 1879. Later she married George Zuck in San Francisco, Cal. About fourteen months ago she was stricken with a cancer, and all that skill and love and faith could do were of no avail and at her request she was brought to the home of her brother, Scott Harrell, in South Omaha, to await the call to go. Peacefully she passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31. The body was conveyed to the home of Wolf Miller, west of Yorktown, on Tuesday, and on Wednesday at 2 p. m. funeral services were held there, conducted by Reverends J. G. Bourne and J. V. Findlay. Mrs. Zuck held a warm place in the affections of her old time friends and neighbors and her going is deeply deplored.
[Note:  The birth date on her headstone is April 26, 1859.]