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Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, January 24, 1946, p. 2

John Woodburn Anderson – John Woodburn Anderson, son of William Joseph and Kathryn Caroline Anderson, was born July 17th, 1872, near McCulloughÕs Mill, Pa. He died January 17, 1946, at the age of 73 years and 6 months.

When about three years of age he came west with his family and settled on a farm near Norwich, Ia. All of his life, except a year spent in Colorado, was spent in Page and Taylor Counties.

He was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Clowser on Nov. 7th, 1895. His wife preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 1922.

Three children were born to this home---Wilbur Dale of Kansas City, Mo, Joseph Montgomery of Shenandoah and Mrs Alice Catharine Baldwin of Prairie City, Iowa, at whose home he passed away.

He was the fifth child of a family of eleven children. His mother and father and five sisters have preceded him, namely, Mrs Anna Payton, Elanor Nevius, Maggie Hultgren, Arminta Williams and Lucinda Woodyard.

He is survived by two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren, Beverly Jo, Robert Lewis and Donna Lee Anderson. Two sisters, Mrs Mary Hoffman of Clarinda, Iowa, Mrs Isabel Hutt of Cascade, Mont, three brothers, William O and J Mont of Clarinda, and James R, of Fresno, Calif.

Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home on January 19, and conducted by Rev Richard J Dicken, minister of the First Presbyterian church. Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes sang the service.



Clarinda Journal, Thursday, December 7, 1922 p. 3

Mrs. Maggie Clouser Anderson

The funeral of Maggie Clouser Anderson, wife of J. [ohn] W. [oodburn] Anderson, of near Guss, is to be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Harmon Funeral Home in this city, conducted by Rev. J. A. Burns. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery. Mrs. Anderson was 46 years of age. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Wilber and Joseph, and a daughter, Alice. She died at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning.



Clarinda Journal, Thursday, December 14, 1922, p. 2

MRS. MAGGIE ANDERSON – Maggie May Clowser, daughter of the late Isaac and Alice Clowser, was born May 18, 1876, near Clarinda, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. She was married Nov. 7, 1895, to John W. [oodburn] Anderson. To this union three children were born: Wilbur Dale, Joseph Montgomery and Alice Catharine; all of whom together with the husband survive to mourn the loss of wife and mother. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mertie Cunning of Plankington, S. Dak.; John and Luther Clowser, Clarinda; Joseph Clowser, New Market, Iowa; Mrs. Nannie Maley, Clarinda; Mrs. Lulu Moneyhun, Creston, Iowa, and Orville, Pearl and Benjamin Clowser of Farmer, S. Dak. She was converted when quite young and united with the Christian church of Clarinda. She lived a very devoted Christian life and was faithful in her attendance at church services until ill health prevented her from going. She departed this life Dec. 6, 1922, at the age of 46 years, 6 months and 17 days. Funeral services were held at the Harmon Funeral Home, Friday, Dec. 8, 1922, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. A. Burns, pastor of the Christian church. One sister, Mrs. Mertie Cunning, and two brothers, Orville and Benjamin Clowser of South Dakota, were unable to be present. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1934, p. 6

Anna Bell Carpenter

Anna Bell Carpenter, daughter of William W. and Martha Ann Montanye, born in the state of Illinois, April 14, 1863, finished her earthly life June 3, 1934, age 71 years, 1 month and 20 days.

On Feb. 19, 1890, Anna Bell was united in marriage to Washington Irving Carpenter of Richmond, Nebr. To this happy union was born two daughters, Mabel Emily who preceded her mother in death at the tender age of 5 years and the living daughter being Mrs. Gertrude Brandon of Waukegan, Ill.

Mrs. Carpenter was a loving wife, a good and true Christian, a splendid neighbor, and a friend and mother to all in need. Mrs. Carpenter was fond of company and enjoyed a wide circle of true friends who will greatly miss her kind words and true friendship.

Mrs. Carpenter leaves to mourn their loss her faithful husband, her daughter Gertrude, the two granddaughters, Martha and Frances, also many other relatives and her neighbors and friends.

Funeral services were held at the home on east Logan Street, by the Rev. Carl Lyle Windsor, pastor of the Rose Hill United Brethren church, assisted by the Rev. C. W. Huffman and Rev. W. H. Meredith, D. D. Mrs. J. G. Scroggs and Mrs. Leo Humphrey sang "No Night There" and other beautiful songs. Earl Howes, Fred Sperry, J. G. Scroggs, Lewis Abbott and Rusk Phillips were the pallbearers. Burial in the Maple Hill cemetery at College Springs.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, April 21, 1947, [p. 1]

Buried Sunday

Has Been a Carpenter Here For the Past Forty-Five Years

Funeral services for W I Carpenter, 84, were held Sunday afternoon at the Foster-Harmon funeral home in Clarinda. Mr. Carpenter died Friday morning after an illness which lasted nearly a year.

Mr Carpenter was well known in Clarinda and vicinity for his work as a carpenter and up until his illness was active in his work. He came to Clarinda 45 years ago from College Springs, previously to that he lived in Nebraska, coming there from New York where he was born in 1862.

One daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Brandon survives. He has made his home with her on North 12th street for several years.

Rev W W Bentzinger, pastor of the Clarinda Methodist church, was in charge of services at 2:30 yesterday. Music for the funeral was furnished by Mrs Helen Hall Hoskinson. He was carried to his final resting in the family plot at the College Springs cemetery by Lewis Abbott, Fred Sperry, Albert Miller, Quincy Clinton, A D Miller and Merwin Martin.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 24, 1947, p. 13

W I Carpenter – Washington Irving Carpenter, son of John and Emily Bosworth Carpenter, was born at Hoosick Falls, N Y, May 1st, 1862. As a young man he came to Omaha, where he was engaged in the carpenter trade and later went to Columbus, Nebr. It was there that he became acquainted with Miss Anna Belle Mantanye [Montanye]. They were married on February 19th, 1890, and established their home in College Springs, Ia. Two daughters were born to them, Mrs Gertrude Brandon of Clarinda and Mabel Emily, who passed away in 1899 at the age of 5 years.

Mr and Mrs Carpenter moved to Clarinda in 1898 and maintained their home here together for nearly 40 years, until Mrs Carpenter passed away in the early 1930's. Since that time Mr Carpenter continued to reside in Clarinda, and for over a year had lived with his daughter. He had been in failing health for many months, but was not confined to his bed until a week before his death. He passed away last Friday morning, April 18th, 1947.

In addition to his daughter, Mrs Brandon, Mr Carpenter is survived by two granddaughters, Mrs Martha Adams of Milwaukee, Wisc, and Mrs Frances Murray of Clarinda, Iowa. There are four great grandchildren, a few other relatives and many friends.

Mr Carpenter built many of Clarinda's fine residences and numerous other structures in this community. He had a delightful sense of humor and found much pleasure in helping others, especially young people. He won wide recognition as a capable judge of poultry and rabbits. His consideration for his family and his honesty in all his dealings will be long remembered.

Services were held from the Foster-Harmon mortuary April 20, 1947, conducted by Rev W W Bentzinger. Music was furnished by Helen Hoskinson. Pall bearers were Fred Sperry, A D Miller, Albert Miller, Lewis Abbott, Quincy Clinton and Merwin Martin.

Burial was in the family plot at the College Springs cemetery.



Clarinda Journal, Friday, September 25, 1908, p. 6

Mrs. Mary Davidson, wife of Hi Davidson, and daughter of the late Frank Clark of Clarinda, died of paralysis, at New Market, Tuesday night, Sept. 22, 1908. She was stricken while in a store in New Market one day last week, and was taken to her home. She was the mother of Mrs. P. [erry] W. Owen of Clarinda. Her funeral was held yesterday afternoon at New Market, and was conducted by Will O. Hutchings of Clarinda, assisted by Rev. Lewis Watson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of New Market. Mrs. Davidson left many friends who mourn their loss and her immediate family have the sympathy of those who knew her.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, October 2, 1908, p. 6

Mary Ellen Davidson, of whose demise The Journal last week made mention, was the daughter of Frank M. and Hattie A. Clark, and was born in Ottawa, Ill., on May 11, 1855. In 1870 she came with her parents to Clarinda where for a couple of years she attended school and afterwards taught some of the rural schools of the county, among them Tarkio and McCowen. On March 12, 1874, she was united in marriage to Hi Davidson who was at that time owner and manager of a livery stable in Clarinda. Soon after their marriage they moved to Bolckow, Mo., where they resided for a few years. From there removed to the farm of John Liggett about five miles northeast of Clarinda, thence to the Orme farm north of Hawleyville, and then bought and moved to a farm three miles west of New Market. After a few years residence there the health of Mrs. Davidson began failing and they moved to Hawleyville where they lived one summer with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. P. [erry] W. Owen, thence back to the farm, which they sold shortly afterward and purchased a splendid home on the outskirts of New Market, and there on Sept. 12, 1908 at 8:30 p. m., Mrs. Davidson "Fell into that dreamless sleep that kissed down her eyelids still." She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for thirty-eight years, her membership being with the congregation in Clarinda. Funeral services were held in the church at New Market on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 2 o'clock p. m., conducted by Will O. Hutchings, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Lewis Watson. Interment in Clarinda cemetery. Mrs. Davidson was the mother of three children, two sons and one daughter, of whom one son died in infancy, and H. [arry] B. [urton] Davidson of Hot Springs, S. D., and Mrs. Belle Owen of Clarinda yet survive. Besides these she leaves her aged mother and three brothers and one sister, viz.: Eugene, Seattle, Wash.; Fred, San Francisco, Cal.; Frank, of St. Louis, Mo., and Ida, of Chicago, of whom the two last named were present at her funeral. There were also present H. [arry] B. [urton] Davidson, of Dakota and Mrs. D. C. Stockton, of Kansas City, Mo., the latter being the daughter of Mr. Davidson.

Mrs. Davidson was a splendid woman, kind, generous and obliging. Her sympathies were boundless and she went like a ray of sunshine into the homes where sorrow had laid its heavy hand. She was indeed a follower of the Master and strove to make the world brighter for her presence.

Her funeral discourse was prefaced by a poem entitled: "He giveth His loved ones sleep." The last verse is here added by request of friends:

"Weep not that her toils are over,

Weep not that her race is run,

God Grant we may rest as calmly

When our work, like hers, is done

'Till then we would yield with gladness

Our treasure to Him to keep

And rejoice in the sweet assurance

He giveth His loved ones sleep."


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 24, 1947, p. 13

Rolland Sherman Dunlap, son of William and Lizzie Dunlap, was born on August 1st, 1873, on a farm in Licking County, Ohio, and passed away in Clarinda, Iowa, on Thursday, April 3rd, 1947, at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 2 days. His early years were spent on the farm with his parents near Utica, Ohio. At the age of 22 years he was united in marriage with Lydia Ottobine Howell. To this union three children were born, two infant children preceding his passing. In 1916 he was converted and was a member of the Methodist church at Clarinda, Iowa. He leaves to mourn his loss, one daughter, Mrs Herman Perrigo, three granddaughters, one great granddaughter, one sister, Mrs. Charles Stevens, one nephew of Mt Vernon, Ohio, and one niece of Columbus, Ohio. He was a kind and loving husband and father.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, November 29, 1956, [p. 1]

Rites Held Here For Mrs Feese

Died Monday at Kirksville; Was Formerly Alice Pfander

Funeral service for Mrs Everett Feese, 82, was held this Thursday at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda, following her death at a hospital in Kirksville, Mo. Monday, at about 10 p m.

Mrs Feese, a life-long resident in Clarinda, had moved to Kirksville about four years ago to be near her son, Roland, and family. Mr Feese was a city mail carrier and died in 1948. The family home was at 200 N 20th St.

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Feese and daughter, Patty, who lives in Arizona, came for the rites here and to visit the several cousins. The older son, Dr Beryl Feese, was unable to come. He retired about three months ago as an Army dentist, holding the rank of major.

Mrs Feese had been ill with cancer for many months, being hospitalized frequently since spring. She was Alice May Pfander before her marriage. Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, December 6, 1956, p. 2

ALICE FEESE- Alice May Feese, daughter of Charles and Sarah Pfander, was born May 23, 1874 at Clarinda and died at the Sackler Hospital in Kirksville, Mo, Nov 26, 1956 at the age of 82 years, six months and three days.

She received her education near Clarinda in the Kile rural school.

She was united in marriage to Martin Everett Feese Sept 11, 1895, at Clarinda, and to this union were born two children, Martin Beryl and Roland Leslie.

She was a life long member at the Clarinda Methodist Church and also a member of the Rebekah Lodge Post No. 317, Clarinda. She made her home in Kirksville, Mo the past eight years,

Preceding her in death were her husband April 5, 1948, and one grandson, Robert Feese, who died in the service of his county, five brothers and two sisters. She was the last of her immediate family.

She is survived by her two sons, Col. Martin Beryl Feese of Clearwater, Fla, and Roland L Feese of Kirksville, Mo, one granddaughter, other relatives and many friends.

Services were held Nov 29, 1956, from the Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Lester Greenwood officiating. Music was furnished by Mary Brummett, soloist, and Aletha Hutchings at the organ. Casket bearers were Charles Pfander, Howard Pfander, Elmo Pfander, Ralph Lyman, Max Long and Lee Thomas. Betty Thomas and Helen Long acted as flower bearers. Interment was beside her husband in the Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 24, 1947, p. 13

C M FEESE – Clifford M [ilton] Feese, son of Frank and Sarah Feese, was born at Burlington, Iowa, on Dec. 9th, 1877. About 5 years later he came to a farm home southwest of Villisca, Iowa, with his parents, and he has lived in the vicinity of Villisca and Clarinda ever since.

On February 27th, 1907, he was united in marriage to Miss Edythe Williams at Villisca, Iowa. They engaged in the business of farming for a number of years in the home community, then moved to Clarinda 25 years ago. Mr Feese operated a tire and battery business here until a few weeks before his last illness made it impossible for him to carry on any longer. He passed away on April 21st, 1947, at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 12 days.

Mr Feese is survived by his wife, Mrs Edythe Feese of Clarinda; his daughter, Mrs Darlene Allabach of San Bernardino, Calif; his son, Maurice Feese of Rockwell City, Iowa; two sisters—Mrs Nellie O'Connor of McPherson, Kan, and Mrs May Frey of Long Beach, Calif; two grandchildren—Wallace and Dudley Hutchinson of San Bernardino, Calif; a number of other relatives and many friends. Mr Feese was the last of 5 boys in a family of 9 children; 2 sisters having also preceded him in death.

Mr Feese was a member of the Methodist church. He enjoyed nothing more than to visit with friends. Even during his recent illness he was quick to recognize an acquaintance, and greatly appreciated being remembered by those who came to see them.

Funeral services conducted from the Walker Funeral Home on Wednesday morning, April 23rd, at 10:30 o'clock.

Rev W W Bentzinger, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery. Miss Aletha Hutchings furnished appropriate instrumental music.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, September 26, 1983, p. 8

Edythe Feese service Friday

Graveside services for Mrs. Edythe Feese, 99 of Vista, Ca, formerly of Clarinda, will be at 11 am this Friday, at Clarinda cemetery with Rev. Martin Miller officiating.

Visitation will be at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home from 3:30-5 pm Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Feese died Sept. 22 at Oceanside, Ca.

She was born April 24, 1884 at Assumption, Il, the daughter of Andrew and Orpha Clem Williams.

She was married to Clifford Feese who died in 1946.

They operated the Feese Tire and Battery Co. of Clarinda.

She is survived by a daughter Darlene Allabach of Vista, Ca, and a son L. Maurice Feese of Hampton, Ia.

There are three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Bina Williams of San Diego, Ca, is a sister.

Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, April 5, 1948, [p. 1]

Rites Planned for Everett Feese, 78

Retired Mail Carrier Died After a Lingering Illness

Funeral services for M Everett Feese, 78, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Walker Funeral Home. He died Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock at his home, 200 North 20th street.

Mr Feese had been bedfast since February of last year, being under care at Kirksville, Mo, at the home of his son, Roland, and for recent months at his home here. He was a retired civil service man, having carried mail on the city route here for 29 years. Since his retirement he has been salesman for a monument company. He was born and reared here.

He has two sons, Dr M [artin] Beryl Feese of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Roland Feese of Kirksville, Mo, both of whom are with their mother now. A grandson, Bob, a member of the army air corps, was killed during the recent war. A granddaughter, Pat, has meant much to Mr and Mrs Feese during the grandfather's illness, visiting and assisting in the home here.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 15, 1948, p. 5

M E FEESE – Martin Everett Feese, son of Andrew and Ellen Feese, was born Oct 11, 1869 in Des Moines county, Iowa. When he was three years of age his parents bought and moved to a farm in Page County five miles north of Clarinda where he spent the early part of his life.

He attended the public schools until 1889 at which time he went to Western Normal College at Shenandoah, Iowa, graduating on April 10th, 1891 with a bachelor of accounts degree.

Mr Feese clerked for a number of years in the Orth and Johnson grocery and later for the Green Bay Lumber Company but resigned on account of illness.

He was a letter carrier for 29 years and after his retirement he sold monuments for the Glendale Monument Company of Des Moines for a period of 11 years.

On Sept. 11, 1895, Mr Feese was united in marriage to Alice May Pfander. To this union were born two children, Major Martin B Feese of Colorado Springs, Colo, and Roland Leslie Feese of Kirksville, Mo.

For the past year and a half Mr Feese's health had been poor and he had been bedfast most of the time. He was constantly attended by his devoted wife and companion of over 50 years. He died last Monday morning, April 5th, 1948, at his home in Clarinda.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters-in-law, one granddaughter, Patty Lou Feese of Kirksville, Mo and a half brother, Arthur Feese of Renton, Wash, also several nieces and nephews.

His only grandson, Sgt Robert Feese, was killed in action in Europe in November 1943. His parents, four sisters and one brother also have preceded him in death.

Many years ago Mr Feese was converted and united with the Methodist church in Clarinda, during the ministry of Rev Stephenson. All through life he had been led by his Christian faith and found it a great source of comfort and hope in time of illness and death.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, February 16, 1967, [p. 1]

Wife, 8 children survive F Garrett

Frank J Garrett, 82, lifetime resident of Page and Taylor counties, died at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital at 6:30 p m Monday after being hospitalized for about a month.

The son of the late Jake and Mary Garrett, he was born on a farm near Gravity, and spent his lifetime farming in this community. For 12 years he has lived in Clarinda, the home being at 1001 E Chestnut St.

He is survived by his wife, the former Myrtle Viola Barnes, eight children, Wayne Garrett of Des Moines, Mrs Drexel (Bernice) Morris of Council Bluffs, Mrs   Bill   (Ann) Schimonitz of Millard, Neb, Mrs Neil (Pauline) Constant of Ravenwood, Mo, Mrs Burd   (Thelma) Morrison, Mrs Hudson (Mary) Beemer and Mrs Clarence   (Nora) Churchill   of Gravity, and   Mrs Jim (Ethel) Thurber of California. One brother, Sam Garrett, lives in Kansas. Funeral   services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home this Thursday afternoon, with the Rev John L Beebout in charge. Soloist and organist was Mrs C Bruce Grossman. Casket bearers were Alan Dean Constant, Michael Eugene Constant, Kevin Lynn Constant, Clyde Minard, George Paxton, and Charles Eddings.

Burial   was   in the Clarinda Cemetery.


Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, May 2, 1990


Myrtle Viola Barnes Garrett was born October 2, 1894 at Wetmore, Kan. and passed away April 22, 1990 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa where she had been a patient for six weeks.

She was the daughter of Robert and Mary Martha (Mattie) Posten Barnes. She was one of nine children. She lived her life in Kansas until married when she moved to Iowa where she lived the rest of her life. The last 13 years she had lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Drexel Morris in Council Bluffs.

She was united in marriage to Frank J. Garrett, September 5, 1934 in Hiawatha, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, two brothers and six sisters, two daughters, Gladys Garrett and Mrs. Thelma Richey Morrison and her husband Frank J. Garrett.

She leaves to mourn her death her children: Mrs. Pauline Constant, Parnell, Mo., Mrs. Drexel (Bernice) Morris, Council Bluffs, and Wayne and Darlene Garrett, Des Moines and Mrs. Anna Schimonitz, Bettendorf, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was baptized into the Methodist Church in New Market, Iowa where she received full membership January 1, 1949.

Funeral services were held April 25, 1990 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with Rev. Dick Quinlan officiating. She was laid to rest by her husband Frank J. Garrett in the Clarinda cemetery.

She was a wonderful mother and a friend to all. She never tired to helping others and loved her family. She will be sadly missed by children, friends and neighbors.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, December 14, 1922, p. 2

MRS. JOHN R. HOPPLE – The funeral of Mrs. John R. Hopple, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Wooten, in Clarinda, was held Sunday, Dec. 10, 1922, at 2 p. m. at the Shearer church, in Buchanan Township. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Randels, pastor of the Christian church at Siam. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery. The following obituary has been given The Journal for publication:

"Louisa S. Turner was born March 17, 1849, in Scott County, Ill., and died at the home of Mrs. Charles Wooten in Clarinda, Dec. 8, 1922, aged 73 years, 8 months and 21 days. She was married to Peter H. Wilson, Aug. 28, 1868, at Princeton, Bureau County, Ill. Seven children were born to this union, one dying in young womanhood. Five daughters and one son remain to mourn the loss of a mother. They are Mrs. G. A. Hopple of Riverton; Mrs. Fannie Beery of Fresno, Colo.; Mrs. J. J. Turner of Peru, Nebr.; Mrs. Charles Wooten of Clarinda; Mrs. D. F. Polson of Callao, Mo.; and John C. Turner of Colorado Springs, Colo. Mrs. Beery, Mrs. Polson and Mr. Wilson were not able to be present at the funeral. Twenty-five grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Mrs. Wilson was married to John R. Hopple at Diagonal, April 10, 1905. He has preceded her to the Great Beyond. The deceased lived about twenty-five years near Siam, where her family was reared. Later she spent twelve years at Macon, Mo., after which the last five years of her life were spent at the home of her children. She accepted faith in Christ in early life in the Methodist Episcopal church and was ever a patient follower. She suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks before her death."


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 15, 1948, p. 5

FRANK R MCCORD – Frank R McCord was born June 22, 1878, near College Springs and died March 28,1948, at his home in College Springs.

He was the son of [John] Morrison and Mary Ellen McCord and one of a large family of children. Frank grew to manhood and spent most of his life in College Springs. On May 2, 1906, he was married to Lillian Alice Gibson of Blanchard.

He united with the Methodist church at an early age and remained a faithful member. He was a member of the official board at the time of his death. Frank also was active in civic affairs, always interested in the good of his town; he served on the town council for a number of years. Working at his trade as painter and decorator he made many friends everywhere.

Mr McCord was one of a family of eight children; all but three preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, two sisters, Mrs Hollie Ecker of Elmo, and Mrs Adah Clark of Shenandoah, and a cousin Charles Coker of Elmo, who was reared in the McCord home.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at College Springs March 30 at 2: 30 pm, conducted by the pastor, Rev Clarence Woollard assisted by Rev Hugh Jackson of Sidney. Music was furnished by a mixed quartet. Mrs Fred Hansen, Walter Harper and Mr and Mrs Fred Christensen, accompanied by Mrs Durwood Jackson.

Casket bearers were Newel Christensen, Walter Downing, Fred Stimpson, Max Snodderly, Harvey Horning and Eugene Hill. Mr and Mrs John McKnight, Mrs Thelma Horning and Mrs Alice Snodderly cared for the flowers. Interment was made in Maple Hill cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, November 20, 1952, [p. 1]

Mrs. Malcolm McCoy Dies At Hospital in Villisca

Hepburn (Special) this community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Marjorie McCoy, who died Monday evening at the Cooper hospital rooms in Villisca, following the birth of a baby daughter. She is survived by her husband, Malcolm McCoy, three small sons, Monroe, Nile and Neal, and the daughter Nancy, also by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Vardaman, of Shambaugh, and by one brother.

The funeral will be held at the Church of Christ in Hepburn on Thursday afternoon and burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Herald, Wednesday, May 6, 1891, p. 5

Died – As we go to press we learn of the death of Mrs. Tobias McNutt near Page Center. She has been sick some time, and for the past two weeks seriously so, with disease of the heart and nervous prostration. She felt better up to late Wednesday morning, when she was suddenly taken worse, and died in a few hours. She was identified among the early settlers of this county, was a noble wife, a kind mother, and a much esteemed neighbor. She leaves a husband, six children, a sister, Mrs. Ferd Muller, and brother, a doctor, at Seattle, Washington. Truly it can be said, a good woman is gone.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 13, 1891, p.
PAGE CENTER – The death of Mrs. McNutt on last Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, although not wholly unexpected yet nevertheless the news fell on this community with dreadful force. The funeral services were held Thursday at Yorktown; the discourse was preached by Rev. J. L. Johnson. A very large number of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the beloved dead to the last resting place in the Summit Cemetery, where the remains were gently and tearfully laid to rest. The lonely husband and children and all to whom she was related by the ties of nature have the sincerest condolence of their many friends and neighbors. They may rest assured that she, whom they so dearly loved, has entered into the marvelous light of the blessed heavenly kingdom where death is vanquished, and Christ is King; where the soul enters on the glorious life of eternal joy "eternal, boundless, undecayed."



Clarinda Journal, Monday, April 29, 1929, p. 5

Mrs. Perry W. Owen

Mrs. Perry W. Owen died at her home in this city Friday after an illness of rather short duration. The cause of her death is attributed to apoplexy. Mrs. Owen was greatly beloved by relatives and friends. She always had a thought or kind deed for those in trouble and sorrow. The sweetness of her disposition and the brightness of her smile will long be remembered by hose who knew her. She was talented in many ways, particularly along the line of art. Many beautiful paintings, especially in oil, although she also worked in watercolors and pastels, are left behind as a reminder of her life.

Short funeral services were held at her late home in Clarinda Sunday afternoon, conducted by Mrs. Ada B. Wheeler of Kansas City, Mo., a reader of the Church of Christ, Scientist. Mrs. Wheeler formerly resided here. A solo was sung by Miss Gwendolyn Townsend, "Leave It to Him." Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

The following is the obituary:

Belle Q. Davidson, wife of P. [erry] W. Owen, was born at Fillmore, Mo., on April 13, 1877, and moved to Page County, Iowa, when 13 years of age, where she grew to womanhood.

She was married to P. [erry] W. Owen in 1897, near Hawleyville, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Laura Luceil, who died in infancy and Perry Burton Owen, who, with his father, mourn the loss of a dear wife and mother. Besides these to mourn their loss is a sister, Mrs. Laura Stockton and family of Kansas City, Mo., S. [amuel] M. Davidson of Oelrich, S. D., and H. [arry] B. [urton] Davidson of Atlantic, Iowa, besides a host of relatives and friends.

She joined the M. E. church at the age of 18 years and remained a faithful member until 8 years ago when she became a member of the Christian Science church of which she has been the first reader for the past two and a half years in Clarinda.

She passed away at her home in this city Friday, April 26.


Page County Democrat, Thursday, November 24, 1898, p. 7

Died---Mrs. A. R. Payton, wife of Mr. Stephen Payton, died Monday, No. 21, 1898, at her home in west Clarinda, aged 38 years, 10 months and 8 days. Mrs. Payton had been a sufferer for several years from cancer on the breast, and this together with other complicated diseases caused her early demise. She was the daughter of Mr. Joseph Marley [Morley], of Yorktown, and a highly respected Christian lady. She leaves a husband and three young children to mourn her death. The funeral took place yesterday at 1:30 from the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. J. B. Bartley, of Shenandoah, assisted by Rev. Vedder, of this city, and her remains interred in the Summit cemetery near Yorktown.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, November 22, 1898, p. 3

Obituary – Mrs. Stephen Payton died at her home in west Clarinda, on Monday morning, Nov. 21, at 1:40 o'clock, aged 38 years, 10 months and 8 days. Her death ended a life that has been one of great suffering for the last few years, and it seems almost a mercy that she has been called to her heavenly home. Her husband and her two stricken children are almost heart broken, however, over the loss of one who was the centre of love and light in the home.

Mrs. Payton's girlhood name was Almira Rebecca Morley. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morley, who came to Page County from Lewiston, Ill., about twenty-five years ago. On November 5, 1878, she was married to Stephen Payton, Rev. J. B. Bartley, now of Shenandoah, performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Payton lived near Yorktown several years, and then moved into Yorktown, where they lived until about five years ago, when they moved to Clarinda. About four years ago Mrs. Payton's health began to fail. She and her husband went to Excelsior Springs, but she grew no better, and there a cancer appeared on her breast. A specialist at Excelsior Springs attempted to remove it but was not successful. After returning to Clarinda, she took medicine that seemed to entirely remove the cancer. Another one appeared after a few months, however, and this time Osteopathy was called to her aid, and the cancer disappeared. But she did not seem to improve in health. Her stomach gradually grew weak and during the last few months she has been in almost constant pain. This she bore with wonderful fortitude and patience, until the angel of death released her.

Mrs. Payton joined the Methodist Episcopal church, with her husband, about eighteen years ago. Their married life has always been a happy one, and their faithfulness in church work is well known. Those who knew the wife well, loved her for her good works and her kindness. Two little children from the Christian Home at Council Bluffs were given a home by her and her husband, and were named by them Maudie and Glennie. But both little girls preceded her to the better land. Two other children, Homer, aged 11, and Zula, aged 8, survive her, and, with the stricken and heart-broken husband, have the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Payton's act in adopting the little children from the home at the Buffs is but a sample of her characteristic love and kindness. She is indeed a woman to be mourned. The church and the community feel the loss as well as the sorrowing family.

Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. B. Bartley of Shenandoah, and Rev. Vedder of this city. The remains will be interred in the Summit cemetery.



Clarinda Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1889, p. 2

Died---Mrs. Martha J. Payton, usually known as Aunt Martha, at the residence of her son, Steven [Stephen] Payton, in Yorktown, March 20, 1889, at the age of 54 years, 7 months and 4 days. The deceased suffered intensely from a combination of diseases, which suffering she bore with all the Christian fortitude common to those who fall asleep in Jesus. She died in the faith and left ample evidence that "all was well." The only object for which she wished to live longer was to show to those living, her increased fidelity to her Maker, the result of a series of petitions offered up for her own enlightenment; yet she was perfectly resigned to the will of "Him who doeth all things well." Her husband, L. [ewis] N. Payton, was buried some 19 years ago near Woodhull, Ill. She leaves two children, Stephen and Charles, each residing in this vicinity, an aged mother and six brothers and sisters who reside in Grant County, Indiana—her native home—besides a host of others to mourn her departure. Rev. J. T. Wornum, of Coin, preached and conducted the funeral services before a large and attentive audience on the day following her death, at the close of which, her remains were laid to rest in the Summit cemetery, 2 miles north of Yorktown.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, June 18, 1956, p. 6

Funeral Monday For Mrs Payton

60-Year Resident of Clarinda, Died at Home Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Payton, 86, were held this Monday afternoon at the Foster-Harmon-Williams Mortuary. The Rev. Lester Greenwood, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiated. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

Mrs Payton died at her home at 423 W Main St Friday afternoon. She had been ill for the past three years when she suffered a broken hip. She had just celebrated her 86th birthday June 11.

Born in Monroe County, Ohio, she had lived in Clarinda for the past 60 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Rebekah Lodge and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Vera Payton and Mrs. Stanley Pfander, both of Clarinda; a sister, Mrs. Horace G Bodwell of Albuquerque, N M; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, June 25, 1956, p. 7

STELLA DAY PAYTON – Stella Day Payton, daughter of Edward and Martha Day, was born in Monroe County, Ohio, June 11, 1870, and died June 15, 1956, at the age of 86 years and four days.

At the age of four she moved with her family to Page County, Ia., near the North Grove Church. She attended the rural schools of Page County and the Normal Training School in Shenandoah. After completing her training she taught in the schools of Page County.

In August 1890, she united in marriage to Albert McCoy. March 1, 1900, she united in marriage to Stephen Payton and in December of that same year they moved to the present Payton home at 423 W Main St where she remained until her death.

At an early age she united with the Methodist Church and was an active member. She was president of the Foreign and Home Missionary Societies, which existed early in the life of the church. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution and Rebekah Lodge.

She read her Bible faithfully and in it she found strength and courage. In April of 1953 she was confined to her home and much of the time was unable to be up and about. In her lingering illness, her spirit was always one of cheerfulness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Payton, one son Homer, and three brothers. She leaves to mourn her passing, two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Pfander and Vera Payton of Clarinda; one sister, Mrs Horace S Bodwell of Albuquerque, N M, three granddaughters, Mrs Charles Davis of California, Mrs Lee Thomas of Clarinda and Mrs Max Long of Braddyville; seven great grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Foster-Harmon-Williams Mortuary June 18, with the Rev Lester Greenwood, Pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Miss Carried Loranz played the organ accompaniment for Mrs Mary Brummett. Bearers were W C Hemphill, Clinton Turner, Nathan Douthit, Elden Sawhill, Lee Thomas and Max Long. The flowers were cared for by granddaughters, Mrs Lee Thomas and Mrs Max Long. Interment was in the Clarinda Cemetery.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, December 8, 1941, p. 5

STEPHEN PAYTON – Stephen Payton, son of Lewis and Martha Payton, was born Dec. 10, 1854 in Hartford City, Ind., and passed away Nov. 24, 1941 at his home in Clarinda, Ia., at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 14 days.

His parents moved to Swedonia, Ill, in the year 1856. He spent his childhood days and young manhood in Illinois. About the year 1876 he and his mother and only brother moved to a farm north of Yorktown, Ia. Later he moved to Yorktown where he managed a harness shop, and also became postmaster.

In November 1878, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Morley. She passed away Nov 21, 1898. On March 1, 1900, he was united in marriage to Stella Day McCoy.

In November of 1894 he moved to Clarinda, where he took over the agency for the Continental Insurance Co., of New York. He continued in the insurance business, working for other companies also, until 1936, when, due to the loss of his eyesight, he turned over his work to Vera.

He accepted Christ as his Savior in his young manhood and became a member of the Methodist church of Yorktown. He took an active part in church work and, after moving to Clarinda, was elected a member of the official board, on which he served for about 40 years.

He was a faithful and consistent member of the church. He loved to attend the services of the church and attended until about six years ago, when it became impossible for him to be present on account of illness. Throughout his illness he was patient and appreciative of all.

He was a faithful reader of the Bible, where he found strength and courage and help for daily living.

He was a member of the I O O F lodge for over sixty years.

A son, Homer, preceded him in death in 1905.

Those who are left to mourn are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Pfander, and Vera Payton of Clarinda; three granddaughters, Mrs William Howard Green, Mrs Ivan Spangler and Helen Pfander, all of Clarinda, a number of nieces, nephews and cousins, besides a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the home with Rev Charles R Rowe in charge. Interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, February 12, 1979, p. 10

Vera Payton passed away

Funeral services for Vera Payton, 84, of Clarinda will be at 2:00 p. m., Tuesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jerold Irvin officiating.

Miss Payton died Saturday morning at Municipal hospital following a long illness.

She was born Aug. 18, 1894, near Villisca, the daughter of Bert and Stella Day McCoy. Her stepfather was Stephen Payton.

She received her B. A. Degree from Baker University, Baldwin, Kan., and her Masters Degree from a college in New York City. She taught school in Eastern Pennsylvania and Clarinda. She also assisted with the Payton Insurance before becoming city librarian a position she held until her retirement.

Miss Payton is survived by a sister, Zula Pfander of Clarinda and nieces, Mrs. Max (Helen) Long, and Mrs. James (Betty) Thomas, of Clarinda and Mrs. Charles (Mary Jenne) Davis of Pinole, Calif. Also surviving are several great nephews and nieces.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the D. A. R.

Harold Frey will be soloist and Grace Perry will be organist. Casket bearers will be Jerry Thomas, Dave Long, Steven Long, Richard Anderson, Phillip Thomas, and Dean Bailey.

Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, January 24, 1946, p. 2

ELZA O PERKINS – Elza O [ren] Perkins, son of Woodman and Jane Perkins, was born October 28, 1873, near Clarinda, Iowa.

Elza was united in marriage to Jessie Fruits in 1911. To this union were born two children, Lloyd Woodman of Clarinda and Effie Pearl Sanford of Los Angeles, Cal.

He was united in marriage again to Myrtle Wasson in 1922.

He joined the Mennonite church at an early age.

He passed away at his home in Clarinda on January 15, 1946.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and five brothers, Lee, John, Perry, Charley, and Willie.

He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, Myrtle Perkins of Clarinda; his children, Lloyd Woodman and Effie Pearl Sanford; two sisters, Sarah Eaton of Savannah, Mo, and Mary Bennett of Clarinda; six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral home and conducted by the Rev Richard J Dieken, minister of the First Presbyterian church. Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes sang the service.

Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery, Page County.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, January 24, 1946, p. 2

A L RACINE- Albert Lamont Racine died at his farm home near Clarinda, January 2nd, 1946, following a heart attack.

He was a son of George and Adeline Racine and was born Aug 8, 1878 at Eagleville, Mo.

On January 13, 1904, at Rockport, Mo, he was united in marriage to Miss Edith Shelby of Westboro, Mo. For a few years they lived on a farm near Coin, Iowa, where they lived several years before moving to the farm near Clarinda.

Two children preceded him in death in infancy. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Ruby of Shenandoah, and Mrs Mary Lois Graham of Clarinda, three sons, Racine of Red Oak, Elton and Blaine of Clarinda, two granddaughters and one grandson.

Funeral services were held on Sunday Jan 6, 1946, at the Walker Funeral Home, conducted by Rev Wales of Shenandoah. Casket bearers who carried him to his final resting place in the Snow Hill Cemetery were Eldred Blackhorn, Wayne Racine, George Racine, Willis Flynn, Theodore Palmer, Frank Hopkins. Music was by Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 15, 1948, p. 5

GUY E SPANGLER – Guy Everett Spangler, son of Morris and Idella Spangler, was born near Clarinda, Iowa, Feb. 5, 1894. His life ended suddenly as a result of a heart attack at his home near Des Moines on March 29, 1948, at the age of 54 years.

On January 24, 1917, he was married to Ellen McMannama. Two children were born to this union, Guy Edwin and Joe Marion.

In young manhood he united with the Presbyterian Church in Clarinda. Some years later he and his family became members of the Rose Hill United Brethren church of which he was a member at the time of his death.

Those who survive are His wife, who has been his constant helpmate 31 years, and two sons, Edwin of Dallas, Ore, and Joe at home; also a daughter-in-law and one brother, Clarence of Clarinda. His father and mother, a brother and sister preceded him in death.

He had lived his entire life in the Clarinda vicinity until four years ago when they moved to a farm near Des Moines. He made many friends in each of these communities.

Services were conducted at Walker's funeral home on Friday, April 2, with Rev T Fessler in charge. Mrs Doris Forbes and Miss Aletha Hutchings sang. Pallbearers were George Mascher, Eric Wilson, Arthur Wasson, Kennard Oline, Charles Congdon, Preston Billings. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, December 24, 1984, p. 13

Emma Tino service pending

Mrs. Emma Tino, 83 of Clarinda, died Sunday evening at Municipal Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born June 12, 1901 in Douglas Township, the daughter of Friedrick and Pauline Kurll Henneman.

On May 28, 1931 she was married to Fred Tino who died June 6, 1944.

Mrs. Tino is survived by two sons, Edwin of Clarinda and Lloyd of Pleasant Hill, Ca. There are two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church with burial in Clarinda cemetery. Time and day of service are pending.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, September 2, 1981

Emmett Vardaman service held

Mr. Emmett Vardaman, 95, lifelong resident of Page County died Monday evening at Goldenrod Manor where he and Mrs. Vardaman have been for the past three years.

He was born Nov. 19, 1885, near Braddyville, the son of Francis Marion and Mary Indiana Baker Vardaman. On Oct. 30, 1919 he was married to Orpha Hardee who survives.

Mr. Vardaman was a lifelong farmer and a 63-year member of the Masonic lodge.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Eldon Vardaman of rural Clarinda and Marion Hardee Vardaman of Denver, Co. There are 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Mrs. Malcom (Marjorie) McCoy in 1952.

Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burch were in charge of music. Casket bearers were: Curtis, Craig, Clinton, Mike, Randy Vardaman, Neil, Nile, and Monroe McCoy. Honorary bears were: Martin Anderson, Leo Miller, Elmer Dunn, Horace Stone, Mason Williams, and Ted Laub.

Burial was in Clarinda cemetery with Masonic services at the graveside.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, December 24, 1984, p. 13

Service held for Orpha Vardaman

Mrs. Orpha Vardaman, 90, died Dec. 20, 1984 evening at Goldenrod Manor where she had been a resident for the past six years.

She was born Feb. 7, 1894 near Shambaugh, the daughter of Ezra and Nancy Jane Adams Hardee.

She was married to Emmett Vardaman in 1919 and they lived on a farm east of Shambaugh until coming to the rest home.

Mrs. Vardaman is survived by two sons, Eldon of Clarinda and Marion of Denver, Co. There are 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Malcolm McCoy of Villisca is a son-in-law and Estes Hardee of Clarinda is a brother.

Mrs. Vardaman was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter, Marjorie McCoy.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating. The Siam OES held services at the funeral home.

Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, December 27, 1984, p. 14

SIAM, Dec. 24- Mrs. Orpha Vardaman, mother of Eldon Vardaman and a former member of this community, passed away Dec. 20 at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda. Mrs. Vardaman was 90 years old and had resided at the nursing home for the past six years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, with burial in the Clarinda Cemetery. The ladies of Just A Mere Club and the Methodist Church served lunch for the family after the services in Shambaugh. Those here from a distance were M/M Carl Hubert, Ron Hardee and his sister, Naomi from Kansas City, Mo; M/M Junior Hardee, Bob Hardee and Marybelle Hardee of Bedford, M/M Galen Russell, M/M Neil McCoy and Malcolm McCoy, Villisca; M/M Randy Clark, Des Moines; M/M Nile McCoy, Newton; M/M Estes Hardee, M/M Mike Vardaman and children and Homer Karg, Clarinda; M/M Randy Vardaman and children, Mount Ayr; M/M Clint Vardaman and children, Braddyville; and a host of other relatives and friends.