Obituaries
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[ANDREWS, FLORENCE MARIE FORD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 20, 1948, [p. 1]
Mrs F Andrews Funeral today
Burial in Clarinda Cemetery; Dies at Home of Daughter
Funeral services were held from the Walker funeral home this Monday afternoon for Mrs Florence Andrews, 85, who passed away December 17.
Mrs Andrews died at the home of her daughter, Mrs E B Mercer, in Champaign, Ill. where she has resided for several years. She has been in ill health for some time. Mr. Mercer was a business man in Clarinda 21 years ago, being manager of the Fair Store, later Graham's.
Dr W W Bentzinger was in charge of the services and burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[ANDREWS, FLORENCE MARIE FORD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
Mrs Florence Andrews – Florence Ford Andrews, daughter of David and Eliza Ford, was born in Greene County, Ohio, August 5, 1863. She passed away December 17, 1948, following a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs E B Mercer, in Champaign, Ill. Mrs. Andrews had reached the advanced age of 85 years, 4 months and 12 days.
She came to Ringgold county, Iowa, in a covered wagon with her parents, at the age of four years. A number of years later they moved to Clearfield, Iowa, and in 1909 moved to Clarinda. In 1928 she moved to Kewanee and finally to Champaign, Ill.
In August 1881 Miss Ford was united in marriage to Oliver Andrews at the bride's home in Ringgold county. Four children were born to them. They are two daughters, Mrs F B Kelley of Kellerton, Mrs E B Mercer of Champaign, Ill and one son, L E Andrews of Jerome, Ida. One daughter, Mrs A F Johnson, passed away previously, and Mr Andrews preceded her in death in 1939.
In addition to her children, Mrs Andrews is survived by 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and by a number of other relatives.

As a small child she was baptised and became a member of the Methodist church. All through her life she maintained that faith and even during her last illness she revealed a hopeful and determined spirit, so characteristic of her during the years.

Funeral service was held Monday, December 20, at the Walker funeral home in Clarinda at 2 p m. Dr. W W Bentzinger, pastor of the First Methodist church, was the officiating clergyman. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[BRIDGEMAN, DARYL WESLEY "CHING"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 16, 1964, p. 8
Daryl Bridgeman, 65, was Rainbow member
Daryl W Bridgeman, 65, died at 9 p m. Monday after an illness which extended over the past several months.
He was born in Villisca but had made his home in Clarinda for the past 60 years. He worked as an automobile mechanic for many years and also was employed in the local Storz Automotive store. Because of his health he has not been able to work recently.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs Gordon (Betty Jo) Stager, Miami, Fla; one brother, Clyde M. Bridgeman, San Jose, Calif; and one sister, Mrs Joe (Doris) Shields, Villisca.
Funeral services were conducted this Thursday forenoon from the Walker Funeral home, with Rev D L Roberts in charge. Casket bearers were Jack Oliver, Dewey Williams, Wendell Williams, Ace Nolan, Raymond Wall, and Cliff Chamberlain.
He was a member of the famed Rainbow Division in World War I and military graveside services were conducted by members of the Clarinda American Legion Sergy Post 98. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

[BRIDGEMAN, GLADYS BERNEICE HOYT FULK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
Gladys B Hoyt – Gladys Berneice Hoyt was born Aug 1, 1903 in Villisca and passed away at the Municipal hospital, Dec 11, 1948, at the age of 45 years, 4 months and 11 days. She spent the first 11 years of her life in Villisca and then moved with her parents to Clarinda, where she spent the remainder of her life. She was the daughter of Charles S and Lena Olson Hoyt.
She joined the Methodist church when very young and also has been a very faithful member in the Eastern Star and American Legion auxiliary, having served her unit as president and holding many other offices.
She had one son, Paul Hoyt Fulk, from a former marriage, who gave his life in serving his country in Europe on June 6, 1944. Her mother and brother, Billy, have preceded her in death.
She was united in marriage to Daryl W Bridgeman Oct. 25, 1941.
She leaves to mourn, her husband, Daryl Bridgeman, her father, Charles S Hoyt, one uncle, Carl Olson of Bellevue, Neb, two aunts, Mrs Anna Carlson of Burlington, Iowa and Mrs Inger Overberg of Fremont, Neb.
Services were held from Walker funeral home at 2 p m. Music was by Mrs Doris Forbes and Aletha Hutchings. The American Legion held a short service. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[BROWNLEE, JENNIE BELLE WOOD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
Jennie Brownlee – Jennie Belle Wood Brownlee, daughter of William and Adaline Wood was born January 24, 1872, in Clarinda, and passed away at her home in Clarinda, Dec 7, 1948, at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 13 days.
Mrs Brownlee had lived in and near Clarinda and the North Page vicinity all her life except for six years at Warrensburg, Mo, following her marriage. On Sept 26, 1894, she was united in marriage to Harry S [tewart] Brownlee, who preceded her in death Oct 26, 1918. To this union were born eight children, two of whom preceded her in death.
Left to mourn their loss are Mrs Addie Larson of Bethesda, Mrs Myrtle Royer of Clarinda, James of Fort Collins, Colo, Glenn of Villisca, Dean of Cheyenne, Wyo, Mrs Dorothy Schantz of Red Oak; 17 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons; three nieces.
Mrs Brownlee was a member of the United Presbyterian church her entire life, also a lifetime member of the missionary society and the W C T U.
Services were held Dec 10 at 2:30 at the United Presbyterian church with Dr C E Hawthorne in charge. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the North Page cemetery.
Pallbearers were Oscar Schantz, Theodore Schantz, Fred Graham, Harry Williams, Fred Fisher and Roy McCorkle. Relatives attending from a distance were Mr and Mrs Eugene Wood of Monmouth, Ill, and Mr and Mrs Harry Royer and Larry, of Stronghurst, Ill.

[BURNS, ISAAC NEWTON]                     [BURNS, NELLIE MAY LANIER ZEEK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 29, 1948, [p. 1]
Quick Turn Brings Sudden Death In Car
Mrs I Burns Dies and Husband Hurt on Highway 71
Gravel Truck Hits Car as It Turns into Driveway Toward Art Welch Home Saturday
Mrs I [saac] N [ewton] Burns, 74, of Clarinda, was killed Saturday and her husband gravely injured, when the Burns car was struck by a gravel truck coming south on Highway 71. The accident occurred shortly after noon in front of the Art Welch home, three miles northeast of Clarinda.
Cleo Thoreston Sioux City, the driver of the truck was unhurt, his truck not much damaged. Young Thoreston, who but recently lost his father in a rail crossing accident, was doubly grieved by this accident which he said he could not avoid as the car unexpectedly turned toward the Welch driveway as the gravel truck was about to pass, both heading south. The Burns car, familiarly known for a set of buck horns on the front, was badly smashed in the rear and whirled around in the ditch east of the road.
Mr Burns, who was driving, was taken to the municipal hospital in Clarinda in serious condition with a brain concussion. He has been employed in recent years as a painter at the state hospital here.
This Monday forenoon at 10:30 a short service was held for Mrs Burns at the Walker Funeral Home, Rev Vernon Carter of the Christian church officiating. Her remains were taken to Vermilion, Kans. where final rites will be held Wednesday afternoon.

[BURNS, ISAAC NEWTON]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
Isaac N Burns – Isaac Newton Burns was born at Eagleville, Mo, October 23, 1871, the son of James and Serena Burns, and departed from this life at Clarinda, December 4, 1948, at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 11 days.
On March 27, 1892, he was united in marriage to Sadie L Banks and to this union was born seven children, three of whom, Clifford, Clyde and Lloyd, preceded him in death. In later years he was united in marriage to Lucy Kate [Tate] who preceded him in death and in 1943 he married Nellie Zeek, who preceded him in death by one week, a victim of the same accident which caused his own death.
He leaves to mourn his passing, four children, Clarence of Des Moines, Cecil of Ft Madison, Archie of Kansas City, and Mrs Clifford Cross of Clarinda, 6 stepchildren, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He has lived in Clarinda during the past 35 years and at the time of his retirement was master-painter at the state hospital.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 6, at the Walker funeral home with Rev Vernon H Carter of the Christian church in charge. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[BURNS, NELLIE MAY LANIER ZEEK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 13, 1948, p. 5
Mrs I N Burns – Mrs I [saac] N [ewton] Burns, 75, was born at Mongona, Iowa and lived there before moving to western Kansas. After 40 years residing in Vermilion, Kans. she was married to Mr Burns and has been resident in Clarinda for five years.
Surviving her are two sons, Pat Zeek of Clarinda and Floyd Zeek of Ottawa, Kans. and four daughters, Mrs Clifford Kjellberg of Vermillion, Mrs Louis Myers of Harveyville, Kans, Mrs Verna Thompson of Junction City, Kans, and Mrs Clyde Ketchum of Missoula, Mont, also two brothers, Fred Lanier of Ferguson, Mo and Guy Lanier of Bend, Oregon, a sister, Mrs Bessie Cannon of Yuma, Colo, 13 grandchildren and four step grandchildren. A daughter and two sons preceded her in death.
Mrs Burns came to her death November 27 when the car in which she and her husband rode was struck by a truck north of Clarinda on highway 71. Mr Burns was critically injured and lived until December 4, when he died at the Clarinda Municipal hospital.
Funeral services for Mrs Burns were held at Vermillion, Kans, December 1 at the Christian church. Burial was in the Vermillion cemetery.

[BURNS, LUCY CAROL WINDSOR TATE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 10, 1940, [p. 1]
Mrs I N Burns Funeral Saturday Afternoon at 2:00
Funeral services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 for Mrs I [saac] N [ewton] Burns, 62, who died at the municipal hospital Wednesday following a lingering illness. Dr A B Thutt will be in charge of the services with burial in the Clarinda cemetery.
Mrs Burns was a native of Triplet, Mo but for the past 15 years has lived in Clarinda. She has been seriously ill for about two months.
Surviving are her husband, I [saac] N [ewton], a son Frank Tate of Oxnard, Calif. and two sisters, Lizzie Sloan of Brookfield, Mo and Mary Moore of Parkville, Mo.




[CARTER, MARGARET LUCILE DAVISON]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 20, 1948, [p. 1]
Mrs Carter Dies Following Illness
Services Held at Braddyville Church; Burial in Shearer
BRADDYVILLE (Special) Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock for Mrs Lucile Davison Carter, 21, who passed away on Friday at the St. Francis hospital in Maryville.
Mrs Carter became ill suddenly on Wednesday, but her illness was not considered serious until a few hours before her death. She is survived by her husband, Lester Carter, of Graham, Mo, her parents, Mr and Mrs Roy Davison, and one brother, Merlin, all of Braddyville.
Short services were held at Maryville Sunday morning and final services at the Shearer church, east of Braddyville, Sunday afternoon with burial in the Shearer cemetery.

[CARTER, MARGARET LUCILLE DAVISON]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 23, 1948, p. 7
PLUM GROVE Dec 21 --- Attend Funeral
Mr and Mrs Ira Chesnut attended the funeral of their niece, Mrs Lester Carter, at the Shearer church, Sunday, Dec 19. She had been ill just a short time and passed away at the St Francis hospital in Maryville, Friday, Dec 17.

[CARTER, MARGARET LUCILLE DAVISON]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 27, 1948, p. 5
BRADDYVILLE Dec 28 --- Attend Funeral
Mr and Mrs Robert Carlson, Mr and Mrs Orie Ecker, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Weland and Mrs Lodell Ray attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs Lester Carter, at the Shearer church, east of Braddyville, Sunday afternoon. 

[CARTER, MARGARET LUCILLE DAVISON]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 6, 1949, p. 14
Margaret L. Carter – Mrs Margaret Lucille Davison Carter, daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy R Davison, was born at Braddyville April 19, 1927. After a brief illness she passed away at the St. Francis hospital in Maryville, Mo. Friday afternoon, Dec 17, 1948.
She lived with her parents on a farm near Braddyville and attended the Pine school. She was united in marriage to Lester Carter of Skidmore, Mo., April 19, 1947. They made their home on a farm near Graham, Mo.
She is survived by her husband Lester, her parents, Mr and Mrs Roy Davison, a brother, Merlin Davison of Braddyville, one grandmother, Mrs Adah Clark of Shenandoah and also aunts, uncles and cousins.

She attended the Christian church at Maitland, Mo.
Short services were held at the Campbell funeral home at 10 a m December 19 and the final services were held at the Shearer church at 2 p m with Rev Logan Dunham, Christian minister at Maitland, Mo. in charge.

Music was furnished by Harvey Elder, Dale Weston, Irene Rowlett, Lorene Miles and pianist, Mrs Louise Elder of Maitland.
Flower girls were her cousins, Verla Christenson, Frances Brilley, Mary Ruth, Effie Mable Moffitt, Edna Ruth Thompson, Betty Davison, Robbie Jean Davison and Virginia Davison.
Pallbearers were Richard Carter, Robert Carter, Carl Nicholas, Wayne Davison, Bennie Davison, and Leo Davison. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

[CAVNER, MARGARET MCNERNEY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 28, 1926, p. 7
Margaret McNerney Cavner – Margaret McNerney was born in County Entrom [Antrim], Ireland, in 1839 and passed away Sept. 15th, 1926, aged 87 years, being the last of a family of ten. In 1844, she came to this country. March 7, 1868, at Williamsport, Penn., she was united in marriage to Wm. H.[enry] Cavner. To this union were born six children, five of whom survive, Wm. H. [enry] of Westboro, Mo.; James A. [lexander], of Conway; Stewart, of College Springs; Samuel A. [ddison], of Conway, and Mrs. Mary Roberts of Rapid City, S. D., John B., having died at the age of 11 months. Early in life she united with the Episcopalian church at Philadelphia, Penn. In 1867 they came to Iowa. Later she transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church at Conway. She was a loyal Christian her entire life. Besides her immediate family she leaves to mourn her death, twenty-seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the home on Friday forenoon, September 17, conducted by Rev. Cunningham, pastor of the Conway M. E. church. Burial was made at College View [College Springs, Page County, Iowa.]

[CAVNER, WILLIAM HENRY, 1848-1929]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 12, 1929, p. 11
William Henry Cavner – William Henry Cavner, son of Mark and Ellen Cavener [Cavner], was born in Ireland July 4th, 1848, and passed away at the home of his son near Conway December 8th, 1929, age 81 years, 5 months and 4 days.
He was of a family of four children.
He was united in marriage March 7th, 1868, to Margaret McNerney. To this union were born six children, William H., Jr., of Westboro, Mo.; James A. [lexander] of Conway, Iowa; Stewart of College Springs, Iowa; Samuel A. [ddison] of Conway; John B. and Mrs. Mary Roberts of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Mrs. Cavener [Cavner] passed away September 15, 1926. With the exception of John B., who passed away in early childhood, the family lived to mourn his going.
He united with the Presbyterian church at Amity when he first came to Iowa. When the church there closed, he moved his membership to Yorktown, where it remained until his death.
Besides his immediate family he leaves to mourn his going, thirty-one grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at 10:30 conducted by Rev. James Wilkins, pastor of the Conway church, after which interment was made in the College Springs cemetery.

[CLARK, BARBARA (BARBERRY) ELLEN JUDY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 6, 1923, p. 12
Mrs. J. C. Clark – Barberry [Barbara] E. [llen] Judy was born June 2nd, 1848 in St. Marys, Virginia. Departed this life 5:30 a. m. Nov. 25, 1923 at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 23 days at her home in East Clarinda. She was married to James C. Clark Oct. 17, 1871 at Decatur, Ill. They moved to Page County, Iowa in 1880. She has been a resident of Page County every since. There were seven children born to this union; six of them survive their mother. One daughter, Mrs. Kate Sage, died 10 years ago. The surviving children are F. L. Clark, J. M. Clark and Mrs. L. E. Fletcher of Clarinda, Iowa, Mrs. Fred Slayden of Missouri Valley, Iowa, L. D. Clark and Wm. Clark of Mondamin, Iowa. Also, one sister, Mrs. Tom Sorter of St. Joseph, Mo.
Mother Clark has been a member of the Christian church for eight or nine years.

[CLARK, JAMES CHARLES]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 9, 1938, [p. 1]
James C Clark, Long-time Grocer, Has Passed Away
For many years a grocer in Clarinda during his younger days, James C [harles] Clark passed away about midnight Sunday at his home 706 E Grant street, at the age of past 89 years, having been born Nov 17, 1848 in Springfield, Ill. He has been a Clarinda resident more than fifty years.
Surviving him are three brothers, Charles in Minneapolis, Walsh in Council Bluffs and George Clark still resident in Clarinda. Six children also survive, Frank of Clarinda, James of Council Bluffs, William of Honey Creek, Ia, Mrs Essie Slaydon of Omaha and Mrs May Fletcher of Clarinda, also 26 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church and burial at the Oak Grove cemetery.

[CUNNING, ALONZO SANFORD "LON"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 3, 1923, p. 5
Lon Cunning – Known to thousands of people in this vicinity, through having been proprietor of a livery stable when such places of business were in vogue, the funeral of Lon Cunning was held Sunday afternoon, the remains being laid to rest in Old Memory cemetery near New Market. Mr. Cunning passed away in a hospital in Omaha, where he had been taken for an operation.
Death was due to uremic poisoning due to enlargement of the prostate gland, which caused the kidneys to cease functioning. The operation relieved him but could not remove the cause of the disease.
The funeral services Sunday were held in the Harmon Funeral Home, where the remains were taken upon being brought home from Omaha Friday evening. The Christian minister Jas. A. Burns had charge of the services, music being furnished by the Methodist quartette.
Obituary – Mr. Cunning's full name is Alonzo Sanford Cunning, born about three and one-half miles southeast of Clarinda on a farm on May 21, 1856. Son of William and Ruth Cunning, who were among the earliest three families settling in Page County.
Married December 27, 1883 to Anna Hiatt, daughter of Columbus and Martha Hiatt, early settlers of Taylor County—all coming here from Ohio and all of these original families having passed on.
The only child born to this union was Pearl Estell, now Mrs. McManama.
He died at Lord Lister Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, November 30, 1923. The kindest of husbands and a most loving and beloved father, Mr. Cunning had been in poor health for the last year and had been confined to his bed for the last four weeks. A few days ago, it became advisable to remove him to Omaha for treatment and he was taken there by his daughter, Pearl, but despite the best efforts of his physicians and surgeons among the best in the city, the stealthy messenger of death overtook him.
Surviving him are his wife and his daughter Pearl and his grandson Loren, the latter two of Omaha. Also, his brothers, Hiram Cunning and Frank Cunning of New Market; his sisters, Mrs. Mead Davidson of Shambaugh, Iowa and Mrs. L. T. Rawlings of Sheridan, Wyoming, besides numerous nieces and nephews and hosts of friends.

[CUNNING, ANNA HIATT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, October 15, 1928, p. 4
Mrs. Alonzo Cunning – Anna Hiatt, daughter of C. C. and Martha Hiatt, was born May 4, 1858, in Clinton county, Ohio. When she was 12 years of age the family came by team and wagon to Taylor county, Iowa, and settled near Old Memory cemetery, where they spent their remaining years.
Anna learned the dress making trade when just a girl and in 1880 came to Clarinda where she opened her place of business. She was considered a very efficient tailoress.
She was married to Alonzo Cunning in Clarinda, Dec. 25, 1884. They resided in this city until his death five years ago this winter.
To this union one child, a daughter, Pearl, was born. Since the death of her husband, she has made her home in Omaha with her daughter, Mrs. Pearl McManama and grandson, Loren.
Four years ago this March Mrs. Cunning was stricken with apoplexy and for a time her life hung by a thread; she rallied however and since then she has been a patient invalid. Everything that loving hands could do was done for her comfort.
About 18 months ago she went to Kansas City, Mo., to visit her sister, Mrs. C. T. Andrew. While there she was again stricken and never resumed strength sufficient to return home. For the past year she has been cared for in a private hospital, from which place she departed this life at 8:50 a. m., Oct. 10, 1928, aged 70 years, 5 months and 6 days.
Years ago she and her husband united with the Christian church under the ministry of Rev. Sargeant, and she lived her faith to the end.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her daughter, Mrs. Pearl McManama, her grandson, Loren McManama, her sisters, Mrs. Retta Herron, New Market; Mrs. L. H. Butler, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. C. T. Andrew, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Albert Fox, Reno, Nevada; her brother, Will Hiatt of Alva, Okla.; also Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cunning, New Market; Mrs. Meda Davidson, Braddyville, Ia.; Mrs. Win Cunning and Hi Cunning, also nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
The funeral services were held at the Harmon Funeral Home Oct. 12 at 2:30 p. m. and were conducted by Rev. Hall. She was laid to rest in Old Memory cemetery by the side of her husband. Music was furnished by Mrs. James Scroggs and Mrs. Wilma Anderson, with Mrs. Anna Maxwell, pianist.
[Note: The same obituary was printed in the Clarinda Herald, October 15, 1928, p. 6.]

[CUNNING, RUTH CHANDLER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, May 11, 1900, p. 8
Ruth Chandler Cunning, wife of William Cunning who died only a short time ago, died at her home in this city last Monday, May 7, at 9:30 a. m., of paralysis. She was aged 79 years, 8 months and 6 days. Funeral services were held from the Christian church on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock p. m. conducted by the pastor, Rev. Clemmer. Interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery.
Ruth Chandler Cunning was born in Marion county, Ohio, on September 1, 1820. On June 3, 1841, she was married to William Cunning and for nearly sixty-five years she shared the struggles of pioneer life and the peaceful rest of repining years with him. Nine children were born to them, six sons and three daughters. One of the sons, Henry C., fell during the Civil war; the others are living. In 1862 Mrs Cunning became a member of the Christian church and in 1891 she joined the branch of that church in this city. She has ever been a faithful and true member. Her life was a quiet, patient one, she being faithful to her home life and uncomplaining in suffering. Ten days ago, she was stricken with paralysis and though she had the loving ministry of her own children, she went to the land where her husband preceded her only two months ago. The may friends extend sympathy to the stricken family.

[CUNNING, RUTH CHANDLER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, May 11, 1900, p. 4
Ruth Chandler Cunning was born in Marion county, O., Sept. 1, 1820; died at her home in Clarinda, Ia., Monday, May 7, 1900, at 9:30 a. m., aged 79 years, 8 months, 6 days. June 3, 1841, she was married to William Cunning, whose faithful helpmate she was for nearly sixty years; in joy and sorrow; in abundance and privation; amid the early struggle of pioneer life in Iowa and in the settled security of the peacefulness of ripening years and the home which the good God gave them as the result of patient toil. Hers was the motherhood of nine children—the crown of womanhood's rejoicing—six sons and three daughters. Of these she gave one, Henry C. at call of country, as a sacrifice to her need, the others remain to bear tribute of her faithful love and endeavor in the Christian nurture of true character. In 1862 she became by the adoption through Christ, a child of God; a member of the Christian church and on April 26, 1891, with her husband, joined the church at Clarinda, in which, until the day of her going over, she lived in all faithfulness the Christian life. Hers was by nature, the quiet, unassuming, retired life. Shrinking much from public gaze and public service, she lived in the bosom of her family. Patient in tribulation, uncomplaining in suffering, quiet in the restfulness of her faith, she lived the life. She was stricken with paralysis ten days ago, in which she sank into a semi-unconscious state from which she never recovered. Her daughters cared for her tenderly. Only three months ago her lifelong companion was taken hence. She had lived with him the years, she had watched with him in the vigils of the night, she had soothed him in his last hours of suffering, and unable to attend the last services in the church, she watched them carry him out of the home. As she gazed, it seemed wistfully knowing perhaps that it would be but "a little while, and I will be with you." She might have said:
"Only Good Night, beloved, and not farewell, 
A little while and all his saints shall dwell
    In hallowed union indivisible:
                      Good night.
"Until we meet again before His throne,
Clothed in the spotless robe He gives his own,
      Until we know even as we are known:
                       Good night."
And now, faith has become fruition. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, W. B. Clemmer, at the Christian church, Tuesday, May 6, at 2 o'clock p. m. Her body was borne by tender hands to our silent city to await the resurrection morn.      W. B. C.

[CUTLER, JAY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 10, 1925, p. 13
Northboro, Sept. 7 --- Jay Cutler was born in Williamsville, New York April 1, 1849, and passed away at his home two and one-half miles northeast of here on Sept 4, 1925, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 4 days. After the death of his father, which occurred when he was two years of age, his mother brought him to Crete, Ill, where he spent his early boyhood. When but sixteen he came to Iowa and it was upon the wild prairies of Iowa that he grew to manhood. While still a very young man he drove a stage coach from Manti to Clarinda, which was the only way of conveying the mail at that time. Many an interesting tale he told of how he braved the terrible blizzards which used to sweep the plains of Iowa, such as only the early settlers know about. At the age of 25 he came to Page county to break prairie. While thus engaged he saw the opportunity to buy the piece of land which is his home today. For fifty years he has tilled this land, changing it from a piece of virgin prairie into a productive farm. About four years after the purchase of his home he married Miss Lucinda Hekathone [Heckathorn], who has indeed been a faithful partner and help in all the toil and hardships which an early settler had to endure. They have been married 47 years the 4th of October and are the parents of five children, two sons and three daughters, all of whom are living and were present to pay the last respect to their father. Mr. Cutler was quiet and unassuming in his manner but deep and sincere in his feelings and unquestionable in his habits. He possessed the sturdy qualities which so many of our early settlers possess, ambition, determination, bravery and love for a home. It is a deep debt of gratitude which the present generation owe to the passing generation such as Mr. Cutler represents. It is they who blazed the western trail, endured the hardships that are necessary in the development of a new country. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. F.L. Shepherd, who delivered a splendid address. A mixed quartette, Mesdames R. L. Scott and A. A. Pike and Messrs. Guy Swartz and W. W. Creal sang some of his favorite songs. Interment was made in the Elmwood cemetery at Coin. The entire community extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

[CUTLER, LUCINDA HECKATHORN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 1, 1945, p. 6
Mrs Lucinda Cutler – Mrs Lucinda Jane Cutler was born in Indiana July 20, 1860. While still a very young child her family moved to Iowa which has since been her home. At the age of nine she went to live in the home of Mr and Mrs S E Field of Shenandoah. It was under the influence of these two fine people that she learned the great joy of gardening.
From the Field home at the age of nineteen she married Jay Cutler. The two young people settled on a farm which has since been their home. It was the development of this piece of virgin soil into a modern farm home which gave her life long happiness. There was always a flower garden blooming around her door and plants to adorn her window.
The sharing of her plants and flowers and also the knowledge of growing them gave her great joy.
Down the pathway of life she scattered the seeds of so many of the sweet virtues of life. Her unselfishness and tolerance were notable. She loved people and was so willing to forgive any shortcomings of those about her.
Her fine sense of humor carried her over many of the hardships of life and made her a delightful companion. She was the ideal homemaker and was the adored and loving mother of five children. One daughter, Mrs Minnie McDonald, is deceased. Her living children are Mrs Monroe Patzig of Des Moines, Mrs Ed Greff of Chugwater, Wyo; Howard Cutler of Bedford and Harvey Cutler of Northboro.
Funeral services were conducted at the Coin Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, Oct 24, by her pastor, Rev E B Stewart of Northboro, assisted by Rev K E Nesbitt of Coin. Old friends of the Coin community furnished the music: Mrs Roy Hayner, pianist and a quartette composed of Mrs William Hines, Mrs Earl Henderson, Earl Anderson and Ed C Henderson, sang three of Mrs Cutler's favorite hymns.
Burial was made in the Coin cemetery.

[DOZIER, MILDRED FERN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 3, 1923, p. 5
Mildred Fern Dozier – Mildred Fern, the eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Dozier died early Monday morning of stomach trouble. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

[EDWARDS, BELLE DULA MILLER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1949, p. 11
Mrs W M Edwards – Belle Dula Miller, daughter of Robert and Eda Miller, was born at Clarinda, Iowa, Sept 15, 1872, and departed from this life also at Clarinda, Dec 30, 1948, at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 15 days. On the 18th of April 1897, she was united in marriage to William M Edwards of Clarinda and to this union was born seven children, one of whom, Mrs Opal Horning, preceded her in death. Mrs Edwards is survived by her husband and six children, Mrs Wilma Glick, Grant City, Mo; Arnold, Clarinda, Mrs Merle Frye, St Joseph, Mo; Don, Glenwood; Mrs Mary Grindstaff, Pine Bluff, Ark; Mrs Blanche McEntaffer, Clarinda.
She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren and one brother, Charles Miller.
She united with the United Brethren church in Clarinda in the year 1894.
Services were held from the Walker funeral home at 2 p m, Saturday, Jan 1, 1949, with Rev Vernon Carter in charge. Music was by Aletha Hutchings and Mrs Doris Forbes. Casket bearers were Bill and Bob Horning, and Pete, Joe, Larry and Rex Edwards, all grandsons of Mrs Edwards. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[EDWARDS, WILLIAM MERRITT "CAPPY"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 27, 1950, [p. 1]
Hold Services For Cappy Edwards, 74
Retired Railroad Engineer Died at Hospital here Friday
Services were held at the Walker Funeral Home here this Monday afternoon for William M (Cappy) Edwards, 74, retired railroad engineer.
The Rev Vernon H Carter, pastor of the local Christian church, conducted the services and burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.
Edwards died at the Clarinda Municipal hospital Friday following five weeks spent in the hospital with a heart condition. The veteran Burlington engineer had lived in this community for 65 years.
He is survived by six children, Mrs Wilma Glick of Grant City, Mo; Arnold of Clarinda; Mrs S T Fry of St Joseph, Mo; Donald of Glenwood, Mrs F A Grindstaff of Shreveport, La and Mrs L J McEntaffer of Clarinda.

[EDWARDS, WILLIAM MERRITT "CAPPY"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 6, 1950, p. 21
William M Edwards – William Merritt Edwards, son of Joseph and Mary Edwards, was born near Chariton in Lucas County, Iowa, April 30, 1875, and died at the municipal hospital March 24, 1950, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 24 days.
On the 18th of April 1897, he was united in marriage to Dula Belle Miller and to this union seven children were born: Wilma Glick of Grant City, Mo; Arnold W of Clarinda; Merle Frye of St Joseph, Mo; Don G of Glenwood; Mary Grindstaff of Shreveport, La; Blanche McEntaffer of Clarinda; and Opal Horning, deceased. His wife preceded him in death by about fifteen months. He was also preceded in death by an only sister and an only brother. In addition to the six living children previously mentioned, he is survived by 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He moved with his parents to Clarinda when but a small child and has spent his entire life here. He retired 10 years ago as engineer on the C B & Q railroad after 47 years of service.
Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home March 27, 1950 with Rev Vernon Carter in charge. Music was by Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes. Casket bearers were: Bill Horning, Bob Horning, Phillip Edwards, Joe Edwards, Larry Edwards and Rex Edwards. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[EYRES, BLANCHE LOTTIE OGLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 28, 1960, p. 3
Funeral Friday for Mrs Eyres who had lived with daughter
Mrs Fred (Blanche) Eyres, who had been living in Clarinda with her daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Durris, died Wednesday at the Municipal Hospital after poor health during recent years. She had been employed in the Field Seed Co until her retirement.
The funeral was held Friday in Shenandoah, which had been her home for her entire married life. Mr Eyres had died in 1939. Another daughter is Mrs Glen O'Day of Ottumwa and son, Fred Eyres of Lansing, Ia.
Mrs Eyres had been a frequent patient in hospitals during recent months and had re-entered the Clarinda hospital just the night before her death.

[FOXWORTHY, ALMON FRANKLIN "Al"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 23, 1950, p. 7
Almon Franklin Foxworthy – Almon Franklin Foxworthy, son of George W [ashington] and Elnora Parker Foxworthy, was born Feb 18, 1875, in Humansville, Mo, and died at his home in Northboro, March 5, 1950, at the age of 75 years and 15 days.
When twenty years of age he came to Page county, Iowa, where he resided in the vicinity of Coin, Blanchard and Northboro, until death. On March 7, 1906, he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Lee Perry. To this union were born five children, Leonard Foxworthy of Northboro, Mrs Marvin Hayes of Blanchard, Harry Foxworthy of Hopkins, Mo, Mrs Doyle Gibson of Blanchard and Wayne Foxworthy of Blanchard.
He bought a farm near Blanchard and moved there in 1913. They resided there for 35 years. In August 1948 they moved to their home in Northboro where they resided until his death.
He is survived by his wife, five children and ten grandchildren. Also, two brothers, Eugene Foxworthy of Rialto, Calif and Will Foxworthy of Eldorado Springs, Mo; four sisters, Mrs Joe Churchman of Randolph, Ia, Mrs. Elbert Bird of Randolph, Mrs Lucy Starkey of Humansville, Mo; and Mrs Myrtle Peterson of Kirkwood, Mo. A half-brother, Clyde Foxworthy, preceded him in death, also a half-sister, Mrs. Tom Bife.
Services were held from the Northboro Methodist church Wednesday, March 8, conducted by Rev Ora L Reep and assisted by Rev Verne Weigel of Blanchard. Burial was in the Union Grove cemetery.
Music was furnished by Mrs Leslie Peterson, Mrs Bert Meyers, Willard Saye, D E McQueen, accompanied by Wanda Smith.
Pallbearers were Verne Henderson, Keith Gibson, William Butt, Francis Sallee, Clyde Bloom and Floyd Ramsey.

[FOXWORTHY, MINNIE LEE PERRY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, October 13, 1958, [p. 1]
Blanchard-Northboro woman died after found with stroke
Funeral was Saturday for Mrs A [lmon] F [ranklin] Foxworthy, 78, who had lived a long life in the Blanchard-Northboro vicinity. She had been ill for about 10 days after a stroke.
Children playing near the home had heard her and her son, Leonard, was called. He found her in a partially paralyzed condition.
The home is a half-block from the Methodist Church from where the services were conducted by the Rev. Gerald Rowland. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery.

[GEBBIE, GEORGE LEONARD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 20, 1948, [p. 1]
G Gebbie Dies; Ill 15 Years
Funeral Arrangements Not Complete; Await Son's Arrival
George Gebbie, 73, died Sunday at his home on East Stuart. He has been bedfast for the past fifteen years.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been complete, awaiting the arrival of Dr Wilbur Gebbie from Pillsbury, Oregon. The body has been taken to the Walker funeral home.

[GEBBIE, GEORGE LEONARD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1949, p. 11
George L Gebbie – George Leonard Gebbie was born in Centerville on Nov 11, 1875, and died at his home in Clarinda, Dec 19, 1948, at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 8 days.
In 1902 he married Nona Lantz at Corban [Carbon]. To this union, nine children were born, six of whom and his wife, preceded him in death.
He spent his married life in Clarinda except for three years in Quitman, Mo. During the last 15 years, he has been confined to his bed, tenderly cared for by his son, Harry and his wife.
He is survived by three sons, Harry and Frances of Clarinda and Oscar of Hillsboro, Ore, two daughters-in-law, two brothers, Robert and Thomas of Carbon, one sister, Mrs Maggie King of Shenandoah, seven grandchildren, several nieces and uncles and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev A E Hunter, Dec 23, at the Walker funeral home. Casket bearers were William Hendren, George Johnson, Tom Kelley, John Maxwell, David Ingraham and William Barrager. Aletha Hutchings and Mrs Doris Forbes furnished the music.

[GILLESPIE, EMMA ELIZABETH KELLOGG]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 9, 1950, p. 11
BRADDYVILLE, Feb 7 – Hold Funeral
Funeral services for Mrs Fred Gillespie were held at the Methodist church Monday, Feb 6. Mrs Gillespie had lived in Braddyville most of her life. All of the children were able to be here for the services. Fred Gillespie and Mrs Ray Gillespie were unable to attend because of illness. Mrs Gillespie was the last of nine children of Mr and Mrs Henry Kellogg family. Burial was at Braddyville cemetery. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs Ralph Keeran of Clarinda and Mr and Mrs Everett Griffey of Maryville.

[GILLESPIE, EMMA ELIZABETH KELLOGG]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 20, 1950, p. 11
Mrs Fred Gillespie – Emma Elizabeth Gilliespie [Gillespie], daughter of Henry M and Elizabeth Kellogg, was born at Camp Grove, Ill., April 10, 1862 and died February 3, 1950 at Clarinda. She was raised in a Christian home and joined the Methodist church there when a young girl. She came with her parents to Missouri in 1880. She was married to Fred Gilliespie [Gillespie] February 8, 1882 at Clearmont, Mo, and most of their eight children were born near there.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Fred Gillespie and six living children, Raymond Gillespie of Clarinda, Flossie Harvey of Boulder, Colo., Maudie Gorton of Davenport, Clyde Gillespie of St Joseph, Mo, Maurice Gillespie of Red Oak, and Harold Gillespie of Boulder, Colo, thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Two daughters, Ora and Gladys, preceded her in death. She has a host of neighbors and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb 6 at the Methodist church in Braddyville, with Rev Clarence Woollard in charge. Four sons and two sons-in-law carried the casket for interment in the Braddyville cemetery.

[GILLESPIE, FRED]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 27, 1950, [p. 1]
Rites Wednesday for Fred Gillespie
Braddyville Pioneer Died at Local Hospital Sunday Night
Funeral will be held at the Braddyville Methodist church at 2 p m. Wednesday for Fred Gillespie, about 90, pioneer resident of the town.
The Rev Clarence Wollard, pastor of the church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Braddyville cemetery.
Mr Gillespie died at the Clarinda Municipal hospital Sunday night. He had been transferred to the hospital the preceding day from the Armstrong Nursing home in Bedford.
Mrs Gillespie preceded her husband in death early this year. Six children survive, Raymond of Clarinda, Mrs Flossie Harvey, Boulder, Colo, Mrs. Maudie Gorton of Davenport, Clyde of St. Joseph, Mo, Maurice of Red Oak and Harold of Boulder, Colo.

[GILLESPIE, FRED]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 3, 1950, p. 4
BRADDYVILLE, March 31 – Funeral services were held for Fred Gillispie [Gillespie], 90, at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Gillespie died last February. The Gillespies passed their 68th wedding anniversary a few months ago. Mrs Maude Gorton of Davenport, Mrs Flossie Harvey of Boulder, Colo, Clyde Gillespie of St Joseph and Maurice Gillispie [Gillespie] of Red Oak and Ray Gillispie [Gillespie] of Clarinda all were here to attend the funeral. Harold, the youngest son who lives at Boulder, was unable to attend.

[GILLESPIE, FRED]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 6, 1950, p. 21
Fred Gillespie, son of David and Martha Gillespie, was born August 9, 1859 at Galesburg, Ill. He died at Clarinda March 26, 1950, age 90 years, eight months.
He joined the Methodist church when a young man. He was married to Emma Kellogge [Kellogg] at Burlington Junction, Mo, February 8, 1882. To this union were born eight children.
He is survived by six children: Raymond Gillespie, Clarinda; Clyde Gillespie, St Joseph, Maurice Gillispie, Red Oak, Harold Gillespie, Boulder, Colo; Flossie Harvey, Boulder, Colo; Maudie Gorton, Davenport, also thirteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. His wife and two daughters, Ora and Gladys, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at the Braddyville Methodist church at 2 p m Wednesday, March 29, 1950, with Rev Clarence Woollard in charge. Music was by the Braddyville quartet, who sang, "Beyond," "Blessed," and "Going Down the Valley." Casket bearers were Eph Johnson, T W Davison, Bob McClure, Bert Jenkins, Merlin Teuscher, and Bill Gaddis. Burial was in the Braddyville cemetery.

[GILLESPIE, ORVILLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 2, 1950, [p. 1]
Hold Services For Orville Gillespie
Wife, Four Children Survive; Burial in Northboro Cemetery
Funeral services for Orville H Gillespie, 26, were held Saturday afternoon from the Northboro Methodist church, conducted by Rev Ora L Reep. Burial was in the Union Grove cemetery at Northboro.
Gillespie died last Thursday at the Veterans hospital in Lincoln, Nebr.
He is survived by his wife Joanna, three sons, Charles, Russell and David; one daughter, Judy; two brothers, Bill Cowan of Omaha and Robert of Clarinda; five sisters, Mrs Helen Maust, Dorothy and Mrs Faye Jones of Omaha, Mrs Mabel Chrisman of Villisca and Mrs lulu Hickman of Twin Falls, Idaho; mother, Mrs Eva Gillespie.

[GILLESPIE, CLARA EDITH GUTHRIE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1950, [p. 1]
Braddyville Rites For Mrs Gillespie
Wife of Night Policeman Died Here Monday Afternoon
Funeral services were held at the Braddyville Methodist church this Thursday afternoon for Mrs Ray Gillespie, 61, of Clarinda, who died at the Gillespie home at 222 W Garfield late Monday afternoon.
The services were conducted by the Rev Clarence Woollard, pastor of the Braddyville Methodist church. Burial was in the Braddyville cemetery.
Mrs Gillespie, wife of a Clarinda night police officer, had been ill for some time preceding her death. She is survived by three sons, four brothers and one sister besides her husband.

[GILLESPIE, CLARA EDITH GUTHRIE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 1, 1950, p. 5
Clara E Gillispie – Clara Edith, daughter of Ocea and Penny Guthrie, was born September 10, 1888 near Braddyville, Iowa, and died at her home in Clarinda, Iowa, May 15, 1950.
She grew to womanhood near Braddyville. She was united in marriage to Raymond Gillispie [Gillespie] at Clearmont, Mo, January 1, 1908. To this union three sons were born. She was of Christian faith.
She is survived by her husband Raymond, and three sons, Eldon Gillispie, of Kansas City, Kan., Ivan Gillispie, of Iowa City, Iowa, and Keith Gillispie of Clarinda, Iowa, seven grandchildren, one sister, Maude Higgins, of Shenandoah, Iowa, and three brothers, C C Guthrie, Clearwater, Calif, A G Guthrie, Wichita, Kan and Lee C Guthrie, Hopkins, Mo. One brother, Vernon Guthrie and her parents preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held May 18 in the Braddyville Methodist church, with Rev Clarence Woollard in charge. Burial was in the Braddyville cemetery.

[GROELING, CECLE AUDREY HERRIMAN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 16, 1964, p. 8
Mrs Albert Groeling died after illness in California
Death of Mrs. Albert Groeling, 73, at Bellflower, Calif, occurred Tuesday following a prolonged illness, according to word to local relatives.
Mr Groeling died in March of 1957. Mrs Groeling will be remembered as Cecle Herriman Groeling, the youngest of a family of nine children. Mr. and Mrs. Groeling at one time operated a café in Clarinda in the building where Dr Comeau now has her office.
Carrol and twin sons, Carmon and Creighton, all living in California, survive her. Two sisters are Edith Green of New Market, Glendora Dunkin of Gravity and three brothers, Oliver Herriman of Maryville, Mo, Vanzo of Orange, Calif, and Fred Herriman of Compton, Calif.
Local relatives include two nieces, Mrs Clarence Miller of Griswold and Mrs Merle Baker of Clarinda.
Burial will be in Fullerton, Calif. 

[HEFFNER, CARL LESTER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 1, 1945, p. 6
Carl L Heffner – Carl Lester Heffner, son of Mrs W P McClure of Coin, Iowa, was born March 14, 1896 and died October 14, 1945, in Denver, Colorado, aged 49 years, 7 months.

He was united in marriage to Miss Helen Edith Herman on December 24, 1942.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Edith; his mother, Mrs McClure; his stepfather, W P McClure; a brother, Glenn, of Portland, Ore; two sisters, Mrs E F Azlein of Denver, and Georgia M Webster, U S A Mather Field, Calif; a number of other relatives less closely related.
Service was held in the Coin Methodist church Thursday, October 18, at 2:30 p m. Mrs William Hines and Mrs William Murphy sang with Mrs Roy Hayner at the piano. Casket bearers were from the local American Legion Post and were R A Flowers, Robert and Glen Reed, Francis Jackson, Ed Baugh and A V Anderson. Mesdames Ed Baugh and Wilbur White were the flower bearers.
Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs Heffner's parents, Mr and Mrs Thad Harman and a large group of relatives and friends from Neola, Mr and Mrs Glen Stambaugh of Sidney, Mr and Mrs Frank Crane of Benkelman, Nebr, Mr and Mrs Russell Larson of Essex, Mr and Mrs Frank Anderson of Clarinda, and Mr and Mrs Glen Azelin and Mrs Ernest Azelin Sr of Denver, Colo.

[HENSLEIGH, ELMER WATSON "HAD"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, October 29, 1945, p. 4
COIN, Oct 26 – Mrs Emma Hensleigh received the word Tuesday morning of the death of E [lmer] W (Had) Hensleigh, who lived near Rockport, Mo. Mr Hensleigh was for a time in the hospital in St Joseph but had been transferred to the hospital in Maryville, Mo, where he passed away. He was about 80 years of age and is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs Will (Lela) McCullough of College Springs and Mrs Floyd (Lucille) Smith of Medina, New York and two sons, Bert of Iowa City and Theodore of Sterling. His funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs McCullough in College Springs. Mr. Hensleigh was well known here as he had lived around Coin for many years.

[HENSLEIGH, ELMER WATSON "HAD"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 1, 1945, p. 6
Elmer W Hensleigh – Elmer Watson Hensleigh, son of John Harvey and Nancy Lydick Hensleigh, was born in Indiana county, Pa. Jan 23rd, 1867, and died at Maryville, Mo, October 23, 1945 at the age of 78 years and 9 months. He moved to Page county with his parents at the age of 5 years and resided for a year on a farm south of College Springs. The family then moved to the homestead north of Blanchard, Iowa, where Mr Hensleigh grew to manhood. He was united in marriage with Martha Jane Edgar on April 5th, 1893, to which union these four children were born: Mrs Lela McCullough of College Springs, Iowa; Albert of Iowa City, Iowa; Mrs Lucille Smith of Medina, N Y, and Theodore of Sterling, Kansas. In 1893 Mr Hensleigh joined the United Presbyterian church of Blanchard and was a member until the church there was dissolved, at which time his membership was transferred to Coin, Iowa, United Presbyterian church.
Mr Hensleigh was of a family of twelve children, six of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Jane Hensleigh, and five brothers: Edgar of Blanchard; Arthur, of Gravity; Walter, of Fort Morgan, Colo; Fred, of Maryville, Mo and Mortimer of Blanchard. He is also survived by his four children, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

[HENSLEIGH, MARTHA JANE EDGAR]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 16, 1964, p. 8
Rites at C Springs for Mrs E Hensleigh
Mrs Jane Hensleigh died April 13 at the home of her daughter, Mrs Lucile Smith, Medina, N Y.
Mrs Hensleigh, the former Martha Jane Edgar, was born March 14, 1872 near Morning Sun, Ia. She was married to Elmer A Hensleigh April 5, 1893.
Surviving their mother are Mrs G W (Lela) McCullough of College Springs, Albert D of Hedrick, Mrs Floyd (Lucile) Smith of Medina, N Y, Theodore L Hensleigh of Kinsley, Kans; a sister, Mrs Elizabeth Thompson of Washington, Pa; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p m Friday at the College Springs United Presbyterian church with the Rev Clifford Ramsdale in charge. The body will be in state at Walker Funeral Home until the service.

[HIATT, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 25, 1896, p. 4
Columbus C. Hiatt died last Saturday at his home in East River township, about one mile south of Memory, of Bright's disease. He was an old settler of East River township, a splendid man, highly respected. He leaves a widow and children, one of the latter being Mrs. Kemp Herron of Clarinda. The funeral of Mr. Hiatt was held Sunday afternoon and the burial was in the cemetery at Memory.

[HIATT, MARTHA HADLEY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, May 14, 1897, p. 3
East River 
Mrs. Martha Hadley Hiatt, relict of C. [hristopher] C. [olumbus] Hiatt, died in the forenoon of May 11, after a lingering illness, the seat of which seems to have been obscure. Born in Clinton county, O., she and her husband became pioneers of Iowa, having resided near the village of Memory for more than 30 years. She was the mother of 13 children, eight of which survive her. Her youngest child, Ollie, now 18 years old, will, doubtless, most miss her mother. One other daughter is unmarried. Her funeral was conducted at her recent home at 10 a. m., May 12, by Rev. M. G. Rambo, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church and her body buried in Memory cemetery. The services were not so well attended as they would have been but for a misunderstanding as to the hour in which they were commence, 2 p. m. having first been given out and not generally countermanded.

[HIATT, MARTHA HADLEY]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 13, 1897, p. 10
Mrs. Hiatt, the aged mother of Mrs. Lon Cunning and Mrs. Kemp Herren, died at her home near New Market Sunday and the families attended her funeral Tuesday.

[HILL, WILLIAM RICHARD "DICK"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
W Richard Hill – William Richard (Dick) Hill, son of Ruth Kohler and Charles Victor Hill, was born in Clarinda, Iowa, July 9, 1933, and passed away at the Clarinda Municipal hospital Dec 2, 1948, after an illness of thirty days. His age was 15 years, 4 months and 23 days.
Dick was a member of the sophomore class of the Clarinda high school. He was active in instrumental music and was a member of the high school marching band. During the summer of 1948 he played trombone with the municipal band.
At an early age he began attending Sunday school and church at the First Presbyterian church of Clarinda. He was a member of the Junior choir and became a member of the church on Sept 29, 1946.
He will be greatly missed by his mother, father, two brothers, George and Charles, his grandmother, Mrs George Kohler, all of Clarinda, and a host of friends and relatives.
Services were held at 2 p m, Sunday, Dec 5, at the First Presbyterian church, with Rev D C Davis in charge. Mrs Harriett Davidson sang, "Be Still, My Soul," and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me." Organ music was by Miss Carrie Loranz.
Flower attendant was Mrs I W Shambaugh.
Pallbearers were Quentin Annan, John Paul Millhone, Don Emley, Kenneth Smith, George Hill and Charles Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Norman Annan and Myron Johnston. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[HOAG, JAMES J.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1949, p. 11
J J Hoag - James J Hoag, son of Leila F (Clark) and Lyman D Hoag, was born in Center Point, Ill, on April 7, 1868, and departed from this life of a heart attack January 7, 1949, at the age of 80 years and 9 mo.
With his parents he came from Center Point in a covered wagon at the age of 6 weeks. The family settled in the vicinity where Blanchard now stands. Here he grew to manhood.
On May 29, 1889 he was united in marriage to Maude E Willis. With the exception of one year in Davis county, Missouri, their entire happy married life was spent in Page county, Iowa. Living on their farm for about 10 years they then moved to Blanchard to follow the carpentry trade. In 1913 he moved to Clarinda and continued this trade until a year ago when he retired from active work.
During his childhood and early married life, he attended the Methodist church in Blanchard. Shortly following their move to Clarinda, he joined the United Presbyterian church on confession of his faith. His devotion to his family, church and friends stands as a testimony to the good man that he was.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife Maud, one brother, Lyman N. Hoag of Los Angeles, Calif, one sister, Mrs Grace Green of Blanchard, also several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Preceding him in death are his parents and two older sisters.
Funeral services were held for Mr Hoag on January 10 at the Foster-Harmon funeral home and burial in the Clarinda cemetery. Dr C E Hawthorne of the United Presbyterian church was in charge. Bearers were Worley Smith, Ray Jackson, Ross Miller, Ralph Duff, George Gerberding and Charley Little.

[HOAG, MAUD E. WILLIS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 1, 1958, [p. 1]
Rites This Thursday Held For 90-Year-Old Clarindan
Mrs Maud Hoag, 90, 215 E Lincoln, Clarinda, died Monday at 3 p m at the McKeown Nursing Home after an illness of two years.
Mrs Hoag was the wife of the late James J Hoag who died in 1949. She has lived all her life in and around Clarinda and was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.
The funeral service was held at the Walker Funeral Home this Thursday at 10:30 a m with the Rev J D Almes of the United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was at Clarinda Cemetery.

[JOHNSON, ALFRED FRANCIS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 27, 1950, [p. 1]
Rites Wednesday For A F Johnson
Retired Clarinda Farmer Was Manager of W Anderson Ranch
Funeral services will be conducted for Alfred F[rances] Johnson, 68, of Clarinda, Wednesday at 2 p m. at the Walker Funeral Home by the Rev Vernon H Carter, pastor of the Christian church here. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.
Johnson, who died at the Clarinda Municipal hospital early this Monday morning, had been in failing health for more than a year.
The retired farmer had an interest in the Walter Anderson ranch northeast of Clarinda and managed it for many years. When he retired several years ago, he moved to Bedford, then moved to Clarinda in 1946. A son, Elmo, took over management of the ranch when his father retired and lived on the land. He was a member of the Christian church.
Mrs Johnson preceded her husband in death in 1942. Surviving are five sons and four daughters. The sons are Merrill of Filley, Neb, Harry of Hastings, Iowa, Donald of Bedford, and Elmo and Orville of Clarinda. Daughters are Mrs Luella Gray of Walla Walla, Wash, Mrs Florence Stewart of Siloam Springs, Ark, Mrs Frances Grebert of Clarinda and Gwen Johnson, who lived with her father here.

[JOHNSON, ALFRED FRANCIS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 23, 1950, p. 7
Obituary – Alfred Francis Johnson, son of Peter and Marie Johnson, was born at Muskegon, Mich, Nov 2, 1880, and departed this life at the Clarinda Municipal hospital, Feb. 27, 1950, at the age of 69 years, 3 months and 25 days.
On March 9, 1904, he was united in marriage to Nellie Andrews of Clearfield, who preceded him in death a few years ago. To this union nine children were born, all of whom survive his passing. They are: Merle of Filley, Neb, Harry of Hastings, Iowa; Elmo of Clarinda; Luella Gray of Walla Walla, Wash; Orville of Clarinda; Florence Stewart of Siloam Springs, Ark; Frances Grebert of Clarinda; Donald of Bedford and Gwendolyn of Clarinda. In addition to these he is survived by one sister, Mrs Christina Peterson of Muskegon, Mich, and 18 grandchildren. A brother and sister had preceded him in death.
He came to Iowa from Michigan in his youth and had lived in southwest Iowa until the time of his death. For a number of years he was manager of the Anderson Farms northeast of Clarinda. The last few years he had lived in Clarinda.
He was a member of the Christian church of Clearfield.
Funeral services were held at Walker Funeral Home Wednesday, March 1, with Rev Vernon Carter in charge. Music was by Rev A C Marston and Aletha Hutchings. Casket bearers were Charles Nelson, Clyde Otte, T E Bayes, Harold Otte, Merle Goecker, and Max Sunderman. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[JOHNSON, NELLIE MYRTLE ANDREWS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 19, 1942, p. 11
Mrs. Alfred Johnson – Nellie Myrtle Andrews, daughter of Florence and Oliver Andrews, was born October 12, 1882, and passed away at Clarinda March 14, 1942, after only a few hours illness, age 59 years, 5 months and 4 days.
She was united in marriage to Alfred Johnson March 9, 1904. To this union nine children were born, all of whom survive to mourn the loss of mother. Harry, Elmo, Orville and Donald of Clarinda, Merle of Filley, Nebraska, Mrs. Hilbert Grebert, Clarinda, Mrs. Florence Stewart, Bedford, Mrs. Luella Gray, Clarkston, Wash, and Gwendolyn at home.
Mrs. Johnson was a great home lover and her family was always first in her thoughts. Besides her immediate family she leaves to mourn her passing her mother, Mrs O [liver] A [sberry] Andrews, Champaign, Ill., one brother, L [eonard] E Andrews, Clearfield, two sisters, Mrs Fred Kelley of Kellerton, Iowa and Mrs E B Mercer of Champaign, Ill, twelve grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Her passing leaves a vacancy in the home and hearts of her family that cannot be filled. A wonderful mother that her family can always remember as one of endless love, patience and endurance.
Funeral services were held at the Walker funeral home Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p m, conducted by the Rev Charles R Rowe, minister of the First Methodist church in Clarinda.

[KOONS, CATHERINE BOYD SMITH]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 3, 1923, p. 5
Mrs. B. F. Koons – Mrs. Catherine Boyd Koons, wife of B. F. Koons and well known in Clarinda as the former proprietors of the Henshaw Hotel several years ago, passed away at her home northeast of New Market Saturday night. Her passing was not unexpected for Mrs. Koons had been ailing for some time. The time for the funeral services at the home has been set for Wednesday, at 12 o'clock noon, the funeral procession going from New Market to Shenandoah, where interment will be made. The Clarinda Christian minister, Jas. A. Burns, has charge of these services. Mrs. Koons was past 72 years of age, having been born Sept. 20th, 1851 in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Smith. With her husband son and his wife, she has spent her declining days very happily on the farm where they lived before coming to Clarinda. The family have many friends who join in sympathy. The obituary will appear in a subsequent issue of this paper.

[KOONS, CATHERINE BOYD SMITH]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 6, 1923, p. 12
Mrs. Catherine B. Koons – Catherine B. [oyd] Smith was born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 20, 1851. In the fall of 1853 her parents moved to Sullivan County, Missouri, where Miss Smith spent her girlhood days. On May 23, 1875 she was united in marriage to B. F. Koons at Milan, Mo. After spending seven years of their married life in the vicinity, they moved to Clarinda, Iowa, arriving in the spring of 1882. The following fall they moved to Shenandoah, Iowa. After a few years there they moved to Red Oak, Iowa where they lived until about three years ago when they moved to their farm northeast of New Market, Iowa.
She became ill on Sept. 3, 1923, and though she would have days in which she seemed to feel better, yet she never made any material improvement. She lingered till 10 o'clock Saturday evening, December 1, 1923. Thirteen weeks of patient suffering which at times was almost unbearable. She was 72 years, 2 months, 11 days old.
She leaves of her immediate relatives her husband, one son, Charles S. of New Market, three grandchildren, Mildred of Creston, Iowa, Daryle Edwin and Harold Victor both of New Market, two brothers, J. G. Smith of Portland, Oregon George S. Smith of Torrington, Wyoming, two sisters, Mrs. Ellison of California and Mrs. C. E. Bookout of Green City, Missouri. A son and a daughter preceeded her in death.
In young girlhood she acknowledged her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and wherever she lived sought to do her best in the church. She was a member of the congregation of the church of Christ at Clarinda and whenever it was possible she was in the worship and by every means at her command, supported the work of the church. Her religion took a practical turn and her deeds were the badge of her profession. She was always seeking to do the little kindly deeds that make life worthwhile and lift the burden from the shoulders of those with whom she lived. She was a good neighbor, and many will rise up to testify of her kindness and thoughtful service. Perhaps in her home was her finest ability shown. In managing, in example, in words and in hearty inspiration, she was a moving spirit. It is a fine token when those who know one best think best of him and this is the case with Mrs. Koons. That she will be missed is not saying all that might be indicated by that statement. Not only will her presence be missed, but her words of counsel and her wholesome example. But she had so indelibly impressed her life upon those who knew her that no doubt it will not be possible, were one so inclined, to escape the influence of her life.
The funeral service was held from the home, northeast of New Market, Wednesday, the funeral sermon being given by Rev. Jas. A. Burns, Christian minister at Clarinda. Interment was in Shenandoah.

[MCNUTT, CLYDE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 27, 1933, [p. 1]
McNutt Funeral at Country Home
Yorktown (Special) --- Clyde McNutt, 42, passed away on Friday evening, February 24, at 7 o'clock, at his home one mile south of town, after a long painful illness. Clyde was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McNutt, who preceded him in death a little over a year ago, Mrs. McNutt passing away in December 1931 and Mr. McNutt five weeks later, in January 1932.
Mr. McNutt was born and raised on the farm where he died. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and one son, Milton, two brothers, Elmer and H. L. McNutt and one sister, Mrs. Earl Cain, besides a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral services will be held at the home on Monday afternoon, February 27, at 2 o'clock, to be conducted by Rev. J. A. E. Cunningham, a former pastor of the M. E. church, who conducted the services for both the father and mother.

[MCNUTT, IDA FAYE TEAGUE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
Ida F McNutt – Ida Faye Teague, the daughter of Henry and Ellen Teague, was born on May 31, 1898, at Westboro, Mo, and departed this life at the age of 50 years, 6 months and 10 days, on Dec 10, 1948 at her home in Yorktown.
She was united in marriage to Clyde McNutt on Dec 29, 1920, who preceded her in death. To this union were born two children, Milton Dale of Yorktown and Inice Mae at home.
She was a member of the Yorktown Methodist church and participate in many of its activities.
She is survived by one grandson, Danny Lee; one sister, Myrtle Gage of Burlington Junction, Mo; five brothers, Jack, William and Dale Teague of Westboro, Mo; Evan Teague of Farragut, George Teague of Omaha, Neb, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, Dec 13, from the Walker funeral home, Rev W W Bentzinger and Rev James Moody being in charge. Mrs Ervin Spunaugle accompanied Doris Forbes and Wilma Richey, who sang.
Burial was in Polsley cemetery, southwest of Yorktown. Pall bearers were George Anna, Melvin Annan, Robert Warden, Charles McGrady, Earl Cain and Charles Gillespie.

[MCNUTT, JESSE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 28, 1932, p. 6
Yorktown, Jan. 23 – Jesse McNutt suffered a second stroke Tuesday night and died at his home early Sunday morning. The funeral is planned for Tuesday afternoon.

[MCNUTT, RACHEL ELIZABETH KEELER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 24, 1931, p. 5
Yorktown, Dec. 19 – Mrs. Jesse McNutt passed away Thursday evening after years of suffering with heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. McNutt have been on their farm just south of town for years and have many warm friends who sympathize with Mr. McNutt and family. There are four children living in this vicinity, Elmer, Mrs. Earl Cain and Clyde, married, and Jim at home. The funeral services to be held Monday, the time and place have not been decided yet.

[MCNUTT, RACHEL ELIZABETH KEELER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 31, 1931, p. 2
Mrs. Jesse McNutt – Racheal [Rachel] Elizabeth Keeler, daughter of Amos R. and Anjulile Keeler, was born in Auglaize county, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1857 and was aged 74 years at the time of her death. In 1872 she moved with her parents to Page county, Iowa, and has been a resident of Page county since, passing away at her home one-fourth mile south of Yorktown, Ia., Dec. 17, 1931.
On March 14, 1877, she was united in marriage to Jesse McNutt. Four children were born to this union, three sons and one daughter, all of whom were with her during her illness. She had been a patient sufferer for a number of years, always bearing her cross with a smile.
She leaves to mourn her departure her aged husband, three sons, Elmer O., Henry L., Clyde M., one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Cain, four granddaughters, Mrs. Mabel Potts, Mildred McNutt and Burnice and Lois Cain, and one grandson, Milton McNutt. One little grandson, Ralph Cain, died 13 years ago. She also leaves two brothers, George of Jewell, Kans., and Milton of La Habra, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Britt of Elmo, Mo., and Mrs. Lila Chestnut of Clearmont, Mo., to whom she was both mother and sister after the mother's death. These, with a host of relatives and friends, will miss her loving kindness and loving greetings.
She was a faithful loving wife, a kind affectionate mother, always sacrificing for others. For a number of years, she has not been able to take part in a social way in her community but always brightened the corner where she was. To know her was to love her. During her last illness she called her loved ones to her bedside, giving them her blessing and asking each to live right and meet her in heaven. [Poem not transcribed]
Because of the impassable roads the funeral was held at the home instead of her church, the Methodist in Yorktown, at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon, Dec. 21. Rev. J. A. E. Cunningham was in charge, the pall bearers being George Annan, Fred Mitts, Wm. Chaffin, Elmer Beezley, Sidney Waldorff and Iva Chestnut, and the music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Glen Miller, Mrs. Thos. Whitney, Harry Taylor and Earl Annan. Burial was in the Polsley cemetery.

[MATHEWS, ELI]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 6, 1923, p. 12
Eli Mathews Passed Away
The passing from us of a good man occurred this Thursday morning at 7 o'clock, when Eli Mathews breathed his last, at his late residence on N. 17th Street. The date for funeral arrangements have not been determined as we go to press, awaiting reply from distant relatives who have been sent telegrams. Mr. Mathews was over 89 years of age. He was able to greet his friends on the square Saturday, being down town as usual, but was taken ill the same evening and was unable to recover. He leaves his wife, living in Clarinda and also a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Short.

[MATHEWS, ELI]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 10, 1923, p. 5
Eli Mathews – The funeral services for Eli Mathews were held Saturday afternoon from the Pruitt Funeral Parlors, conducted by Rev. Alfred T. Bishop D. D., interment being had in Clarinda cemetery.
Born July 9th, 1835 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, he had thus reached the age of 83 years, 4 months and 27 days, when he passed away Dec. 6th, 1923, at his residence in Clarinda. At an early age he came to Elvaston, Hancock County, Illinois, where the outbreak of the Civil War found him, and he enlisted in the service of his country as a private in Co. D, 78 Ill. Volunteer Infantry, on Aug. 4th, 1862. After three years' service he was honorable discharged at Chicago, Ill., on June 11th, 1865.
On March 21st, 1866 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary J. Stewart, at Piqua, Marion County, Ohio and returned again to Elvaston, where they settled on a farm. To this union were born seven children, five of whom are still living, Mrs. E. D. Hart of Canon City, Colo., James E. Mathews, of Patton, Calif., Mrs. T. B. Larrabee of Webster City, Ia., William O. Mathews of Patt, Colo., and Mrs. William Short of Clarinda, besides two sons of Mrs. Stewart before they were married, O. P. Stewart of Armada, Canada and W. A. Stewart of San Bernardino, California.
The Mathews came to Page County in the year 1882 and in 1899 death claimed his wife and helpmate.

In 1906 he was married to Mrs. Susan Lloyd, of Bingham Lake, Minn., who survives him.
He united in early manhood with the Methodist Episcopal Church, but later joined the United Presbyterian Church, of which he was a faithful member to the last.

[MILLHONE, FLORA ROSALIE WYMORE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 27, 1950, [p. 1]
Services Tuesday For Mrs Millhone
Long-Time Resident Here Dies Saturday Night at 81 Years
Funeral services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home here at 2 p m Tuesday for Mrs I [saac] N [ewton] Millhone, 81. The Rev D C Davis, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Clarinda, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.
Mrs Millhone died at her home in Clarinda Saturday night. Born in Oskaloosa, Mrs Millhone was a resident of Clarinda for more than 60 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Presbyterian church.
She is survived by her husband and two sons, Paul and Frank, all of Clarinda.

[MILLHONE, ISAAC NEWTON]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 26, 1951, p. 3
Isaac N Millhone – Isaac N Millhone was born in Henry county July 1, 1866, the son of Lambert and Catherine Nicholson Millhone. He died Monday night, July 16, at the age of 85 years. He was one of ten children, all of the others having preceded him in death. When he was seven years of age, the family moved to a farm southeast of Clarinda, in Page county.
He was married to Flora R Wymore in Clarinda, Dec 20, 1888. Mrs Millhone died March 17, 1950. They had lived together for more than 61 years. There were two sons born to them, Frank D Millhone and Paul L Millhone, both of whom reside in Clarinda.
Mr Millhone farmed for most of his active life. He was quite active in buying and selling livestock, particularly with horses. He was in partnership with his brother Thomas Millhone for many years.
He left, surviving him, his two sons; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; sisters, Emma Brummett, Minnie Mahaffey, Theodosia Hammond; and brothers, Thomas Millhone, Mancel Millhone, Asbury F Millhone, Samuel L Millhone.
Funeral service was conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p m Friday, July 20, with Rev D C Davis in charge. Music was by a quartet composed of John Paul Millhone, George Hill, Norman Annan and Barry Annan. Aletha Hutchings at the console of the organ played soft music during the entire service. Flower bearers were Mrs Ivan Benedict, Martha Mary Millhone, and Doris McClymonds. Casket bearers were: Carl Brummett, Alvin Brummett, Keith Brummett, Paul Brummett, Hawley Mahaffey and G W Richardson. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[MILLER, BERTHA MAY FARRELL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 13, 1965, pp. 1]
Mrs Bertha Miller rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs Code (Bertha) Miller, 84, will be at 2 p m Wednesday at the Walker Funeral Home following her unexpected death just before midnight Sunday. She had been hospitalized at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital since Nov 1.
Mrs Miller was formerly Bertha Ferrell, born on a Page County farm April 23, 1881. Her brother is Glade Farrell and sister Mrs Ethel Slaight of this area. Her husband died in 1942. She had been employed several years at the Mental Health Institute. Her home recently has been at 422 N 15th St.
The Rev LaVern Kinzel of the First Christian Church will officiate at the services, including burial at Memory cemetery near New Market.

[MILLER, BERTHA MAY FARRELL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 10, 1966, p. 3
Bertha Miller – Bertha May Farrell, daughter of Benjamin and Celesta Farrell, was born in Page County, Ia, April 23, 1883 and passed away at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital December 12, 1965, at the age of 82 years, 7 months, 19 days. She had been hospitalized six weeks prior to her death.
She was united in marriage to Code E Miller on Feb 25, 1925.
She spent her entire life in the Clarinda vicinity. After the death of her father she cared for her mother for the remainder of her life.
She was employed for ten years at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. Since her retirement 12 years ago, she made her home at 422 N 15th Street in Clarinda.
She leaves to mourn her passing, one sister, Mrs Claud (Ethel) Slaight of Clarinda, one brother Glade of New Market, 6 nephews, 6 nieces, a number of grandnieces and nephews and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, four brothers and two sisters.
She was very devoted to her family and was always there to lend a helping hand. She was not only our beloved sister and aunt, she was our friend.
Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Dec 15, 1965, with the Rev LaVern Kinzel in charge. Organ music was by Aletha Hutchings. Casket bearers were Calvin Farrell, Kenneth Farrell, Max Farrell, Darwin Farrell, Gilbert Yearous and Donald Long. Burial was in Memory cemetery near New Market.

[MILLER, CODE EMMETT]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 19, 1942, p. 11
Coad Miller – Coad Emmett Miller, son of Joseph Wilson and Martha Dennis Miller, was born May 7, 1876 at Harmony, Ohio and died at this home east of Clarinda March 7, 1942, age 65 years and 10 months.
When a small child he came with his parents to Shambaugh, Iowa. Here he received his education in the public schools. Taking up the profession of barbering he operated his own shop later moving to Clarinda where he continued his work for a number of years. He was also employed in the freight department of the railroad company.
He was married to Bertha Farrell on February 26, 1925, at Mt Ayr. They began their home on the farm east of Clarinda where they have resided ever since.
He was a devoted husband and a great lover of his home. Very fond of children he was a favorite with his nieces and nephews. He was an honest and dependable neighbor.
And we shall hear his voice no
      more
    Who was so brave and clean
       and true.
We shall not hear upon the door 
    the friendly tap we knew.

It seems for such a little while
     His presence made our joys
         complete.
Now we shall miss his gentle smile
     when next we meet.

So happy was his parting word,
     "I'm all right now," he bravely
         said.
But in the night God's voice he
         heard
     and home his spirit fled.

The pain is gone. He sleeps today
      Beneath love's feeble gift of
          flowers.
"He's all right now!" we strive
        to say,
      But, oh, what loss is ours!    -- E A Guest
He is survived by his wife, one brother, Charley Miller and one sister, Mrs. John Linebaugh. His parents, one brother and one sister have preceded him in death.
[Poem not transcribed]
Funeral services were held at the Walker funeral home Tuesday, March 10, conducted by Rev Ellsworth Woods. Pallbearers were Dwight Pierce, I N Millhone, Carl Snodgrass, Warren Fleming, Jess Hughes and Alec White. Burial was in Memory cemetery.
[NOTE: His first name is spelled Code on his gravestone.]

[MILLER, JOSEPH WILSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 6, 1923, p. 12
Joseph Miller – Joseph Miller, father of Code, Chas. and David Miller and Mrs. John Linebaugh, passed away at his home in the city early Wednesday morning. Funeral services are being held this afternoon from the Mennonite Church, with Rev. J. K. Myers officiating.

[MILLER, JOSEPH WILSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 10, 1923, p. 5
Joseph W. Miller – Joseph W. [ilson] Miller was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, May 27, 1841 and departed this life Dec. 5, 1923 at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 8 days.
He was united in marriage to Martha J. Dennis, May 21, 1863 and to this union were born five children, three sons, Code Miller and Chas. Miller of Clarinda, and David Miller of Brighton, Colo., and two daughters, Mrs. Emma Linebaugh and Mrs. Anna Case, the latter daughter having preceeded him in death. Besides the immediate family he leaves on brother, William Miller of Cambridge, Ohio, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mrs. Miller passed away January 30, 1918 [1919].
Mr. Miller was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting with the 43rd Ohio Volunteers and was a member of the G. A. R. He came to Page County in 1882 and settled with his family at Shambaugh where he has since resided. The end came at the home of his daughter in Clarinda after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held from the Mennonite Church in Shambaugh, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. K. Myers, assisted by Rev. R. Jenkerson. Some of the old soldiers were present with their flag and paid tribute to him as one of their number.
The remains were laid to rest in the Butler Cemetery.

[MILLER, MARTHA J. DENNIS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1919, p. 4
Martha J. Dennis was born in Gurney [Guernsey] Co., Ohio, July 8th, 1843, and passed to her reward from her home in Shambaugh, Ia. Jan. 30th, 1919, age 75 yr., 6 mo. and 22 days.
She was married Aug. 21, 1863 to J. [oseph] W. [ilson] Miller. To this union five children were born, three sons and two daughters, David A. Miller, Charlie Miller, Coda {Code} F. Miller and Mrs. Emma Linbaugh, all of Clarinda, Ia., and all present during her last hours. One daughter, Anna, having preceeded her to the great beyond.
Mrs. Miller in early life united with the Baptist Church. Her confession on her dying bed was that she was prepared to meet her Lord.
She leaves to mourn her departure, a husband; three sons and one daughter, seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Mennonite church of Shambaugh, conducted by Rev. J. H. Hess. Interment at Butler cemetery.

[MORGAN, IONA MAY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 6, 1923, p. 12
Iona May Morgan – Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Morgan have the sympathy of their friends in the death of their infant daughter Iona May who passed away at their home on West Grant Street Monday morning being only three days of age.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the home, with Rev. Elton N. Miller in charge. Burial was in Old Memory cemetery.

[PRUITT, JAMES B M "MAC ]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 20, 1948, [p. 1]
Services To Be Held Tuesday Afternoon For Mac Pruitt
Services for James B M Pruitt, 78, will be held Tuesday afternoon from the funeral home where he and his late wife served as morticians for many years in Clarinda. The service will be at 2:30 o'clock from the Foster-Harmon Mortuary on north 18th street.
Mr Pruitt died Sunday morning at the municipal hospital here after about three weeks critical illness. He had been ill for several weeks at his home at Page Center, until he required special medical care and his case was diagnosed as cancer.
Mr Pruitt was in business in Clarinda for 44 years, conducting the furniture and undertaking business on the business square and at the 18th street until [the] death of his wife. Mrs Pruitt died Feb 8, 1942, after which Mac gave up active business and retired to his place at Page Center.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Marie Steffens of Estes Park, Colo., Mrs Mabel Sorensen of Denver, Mrs Irma Sawhill and Mrs Vera Slocum of Clarinda, all of whom are here for the service. Dr W W Bentzinger of the Methodist church will be in charge and Mrs Helen Hall Hoskinson will play.
Mr Pruitt was an active community man. For many years he served as secretary for Clarinda Chautauqua. He played in the band and helped with the music at the Methodist church. He was a member of the masonic lodge.

[RANKIN, EVA VALERA HAMILTON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 25, 1896, p. 4
Mrs. Eva V. [alera] Rankin, who with her family went to Garnett, Kan. about three months ago, in ill health, died Sunday morning, the 20th inst., at Lamar, Col., where herself and husband went a few weeks previously, in hopes that her health would be benefited by the change of climate. She seemed to improve in Colorado and in a letter received here by J. H. Rankin, from her husband, a few hours before her death, told how much better she was. The next information was conveyed in two telegrams—the first indicating her decline and the second, soon afterwards, telling of her demise. Mrs. Rankin was the only child of Captain and Mrs. T. [homas] M. [itchell] Hamilton of Garnett, Kan., formerly of Iowa. Her father was a captain in the Union regiment of which Congressman W. P. Hepburn of Clarinda was colonel. She was married to Rev. I. [saac] C.[rawford] Rankin, July 3, 1891, at Lawrence, Kan., and soon afterward came to Clarinda, with her husband, where the latter was the pastor of the United Presbyterian church until last June. Mrs. Rankin was a faithful, consistent Christian and a member of the religious organization in which her husband served as minister. Her health was poor last winter and early in the spring became critical. She died of quick consumption. Two children, with their father, survive her. The former are Kate, age a little over 3 years and Mary, age about 9 months. The mother was about 27 years of age. She was born Oct. 4, 1869, in Andrew, Jackson county, Ia. She was conscious to the last, making all arrangements and sending messages to all friends, and to her two little ones that she so longed to see again. Her life was gentle and her end sublime. She was buried at Garnett, Kan., her old home, all the city pastors assisting. The floral tributes were beautiful and many of them were sent from Clarinda. The excellent lady left many friends in Clarinda and vicinity who will greatly miss her and who join in sincere sympathy with the bereaved husband, father and pastor, and who mourn with him in his severe affliction.

[REED, MYRTIE A. SWISHER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
Mrs William A Reed – Myrtie A Swisher, daughter of William H [enry] and Miami Swisher, was born in Page County on December 17, 1870. She departed this life on Tuesday, December 14, 1948, at her home northeast of Clarinda, just three days before her 78th birthday. She had lived in Page county all her life.
When she had finished the grades in the rural school, she attended high school at Villisca, then went to Western Normal college at Shenandoah. After she received her certificate, she taught for several years in her home neighborhood.
As a young woman of 16, Miss Swisher joined the Methodist church at North Grove and in more recent years had transferred her membership to the First Methodist church at Clarinda.
On August 30, 1893, she was united in marriage to William A [lvadore] Reed at the home of her parents. Three children were born to them: Clyde E [arl] Reed of Norfolk, Neb, and Frank L Reed and Mrs Ethel M Farrens, both of Clarinda. There are also ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
In addition to the above, Mrs reed is survived by one brother, Will C Swisher of Clarinda and three sisters, Miss Mary Swisher and Mrs Carl Bentley, both of Villisca; and Mrs Donald Patterson of Arkansas City, Kan.
Her parents, two sisters, Clara, and Mrs Richard Owen and two brothers, Harry and Howard, preceded her in death.
Services were held Dec 16 from the Foster-Harmon mortuary. Rev W W Bentzinger was in chargé. Music was by Mrs Charles Burks and Mrs Ted Pearson.

Pallbearers were Jim Allshouse, Kelley Hess, Oscar Youngmark, Charles Winter, Russell Price and Don Cabeen. Frances Youngmark and Mary Price were in charge of the flowers. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[SANDIN (SANDEEN), EMANUEL HILDING]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 20, 1948, [p. 1]
Emanuel Sandin Services Sunday
Body Taken to Fulton, Mo, For Burial on This Monday
The body Emanuel Sandin, 50, who died in Omaha hospital Thursday afternoon, was taken to Fulton, Mo, for burial Monday after funeral services at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon.
The immediate family went to Kansas City Sunday evening to remain over night with Mrs Sandin's sister, Mrs Crowe, and will go on to Fulton in eastern Missouri Monday. Brothers of Mr Sandin who were here for the funeral remained in Clarinda and will return to their homes from here.
Mr Sandin was in the feed grinding business here, a partner with his nephew, Milton, in the trucking business, too. He had not been well for about a year and was confined to his home since before thanksgiving. He was taken to Omaha only a few days before his death.
He is survived by his wife and two children, Jerril and Ann, both at home. The family will remain in Missouri until after the holidays.

[SANDIN (SANDEEN), EMANUEL HILDING]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
Emanuel H Sandin - Emanuel H [ilding] Sandin, son of Mr and Mrs Olaf P Sandin, was born August 18, 1898 at Newman Grove, Neb. He passed away at the Bishop Clarkson Memorial hospital in Omaha, Neb, December 16, 1948.
Mr Sandin spent his boyhood and school days at Newman Grove, and as a young man attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. He then returned to his home community and farmed there until 1932 when he moved to Clarinda.
As a youth, he united with the Evangelical Free church in Newman Grove and later transferred his membership to the First Methodist church in Clarinda.
On June 24, 1928, Mr Sandin married Miss Mabel Bramon at her home in Fulton, Mo. Two children were born to them, Jerril E and Ann Valera, both at home.
In addition to his wife and two children, Mr Sandin is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Alfred E of Milaca, Minn, E Joseph and Louise, both of Minneapolis, Martin of Los Angeles, Calif, and Sigfred of Newman Grove, Neb. There are also many other relatives and friends.
His parents and one sister, Hilma, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 19 at the Methodist church, Rev W W Bentzinger in charge.
On Monday, December 20, the body was taken to Fulton, Mo, for burial.

[STEEVE, MARION LASEBA STUART]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 6, 1950, p. 21
Marion LaSeba Steeve – Marion LaSeba Stuart, daughter of Attorney and Mrs Charles W Stuart, late of Clarinda, was born at Ridgeport, Iowa on April 27, 1877 and died after a long illness at Richland, Washington, on March 17, 1950.
She was educated in the Clarinda public schools and graduated from the Clarinda high school after which she spent several years teaching in Page county schools.
She was married to Lewis P Steeve, a prosperous farmer of Douglas township, Page county, and two daughters were born to them, Elenora, now Mrs Lewis of Richland and Marion, now Mrs Henry Anderson of Denver, Colo.
Mr Steeve sold his Douglas township farm and retired to their home in Clarinda, now the A A May residence, where Mr Steeve died in 1921. Mrs. Steeve later moved to Richland where she made her home with her daughter, Mrs Lewis.
Surviving Mrs Steeve also are three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Her body was cremated, and the ashes sent to Clarinda where they are buried on the Lewis Steeve family lot in the Clarinda cemetery.

[STEVENS, CHARLES, -1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 25, 1896, p. 4
Charles Stevens died of consumption at the home of his parents in east Clarinda, Wednesday, Sept. 17. Funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. L. R. Thomas of the Baptist church.

[TENHULZEN, HANNAH RHOUDINK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 20, 1948, [p. 1]
Services Held For Coin Woman
Dies Friday Afternoon at Home, Survived by Children
Mrs Hannah Tenhulzen, 89, died Friday, December 18, at her home in Coin.
Mrs. Tenhulzen had lived in and around Coin since 1902, coming to Iowa from New York. She was born in Holland in 1859 and came to this country in 1881.
Her husband and two daughters preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons, one daughter, eighteen grandchildren, forty-three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the Coin United Presbyterian church this Monday afternoon, the Rev Kenneth Bower in charge.

[TENHULZEN, HANNAH RHOUDINK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 3, 1949, p. 5
Hannah Tenhulzen – Hannah Rhoudink Tenhulzen was born Feb 2, 1859 at Winterswiek, Holland and passed away at her home in Coin Dec 18, 1948, at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 16 days.
She was united in marriage to Anthony Tenhulzen at Winterswiek in the year 1879. To this union were born seven children.
They came to this country in the year 1881. They settled in Sherman, N Y and later came to Iowa to make their home, moving to Coin in the year 1902.
She was united to the church early in life and transferred her membership to the United Presbyterian church. She was a faithful member and attended regularly until her health prevented further attendance.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, and two daughters, Mrs Lena Spry and Mrs Minnie Robinson. She leaves to mourn her passing, four sons, William, of Brimson, Mo, and John, Herman, and Harry of Coin, one daughter, Mrs Anna Cox of Fredonia, Kan, 18 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, also a host of neighbors and friends.
[Her maiden name is also spelled Rhouradink in some sources.]