Page County, Iowa obituaries - B - names



Bisbee, Chauncy W. - Chauncy W. Bisbee died at his home in Clarinda, Friday, Jan 28, 1921, of paralysis. He was attending to his usual business duties Saturday, Jan 15, at the office of Orr & Turner, was taken ill the next day, and from that time was confined to the house.

The late Mr Bisbee was born in Monkton, Vt., Aug 27, 1838. He was married Oct 29, 1862, to Miss Elenora W. Ward, at Vergeness, Vt., and with her come west to Camp Point, Ill., the first of March of the year 1862. Before coming to Illinois Mr bisbee followed the occupation of farming but at Camp Point began work as a section hand. In a short time he was made station agent at Camp Point. Later he went to Kansas City, Mo., where he was city agent for the Hannibal and St Joseph railway. Suffering a severe illness from typhoid fever he was unable to resume a position with so much responsibility upon his recovery, so he went to Chillicothe and was station agent there. When the Wabash railway was built he became agent at Pattonsburg, Mo., with charge of all material sent over the northern division of the road. When the line from Roseberry [Nodaway Co, Mo], Mo., to Clarinda was built, Mr Bisbee had charge at the southern end of the road of the sending out of material for the building of the line. At the completion of the road, Dec 25, 1879, he came to Clarinda where he was station agent for the Wabash while that line was in existence. Later he was bookkeeper for the Clarinda Creamery company. For the past twenty-seven years he has been the able assistant of William Orr in his law office, and for some of the twenty-seven years in the law office of Mr Orr and partner, W.A. Turner.

The funeral was held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the home on East Chestnut street and was conducted by Rev R.C. Snodgrass. A solo was sung by G.V. Scott of the Harper evangelistic party, "I'm Acquinated with the Author and I Know the Book Is True." Mrs J.W. Cozad, Mrs R.H. Moore, Claude Annan and Mr Scott sang "My Faith Looks Up to Thee," and "Nearer My God to Thee," two favorite songs of Mr Bisbee. The pallbeareers were W.J. Stoops, Lon Swisher, George Harbord, S.B. Gorman, T.G. Searl and Charles Reed. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery.

At the funeral Rev R.C. Snodgrass read the following tribute to the memory of Mr Bisbee, specially referring to his connection with the Christian church:

"Brother Bisbee was born and married in Vermont. He and his wife coming West settled at Camp Point, Ill., where his real birth took place Aug 27, 1865, when he was born again into the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom he belonged and whom he served, from that date to the time of his death, or more than fifty-five years.

It seems fitting that Brother Bisbee should be born again on his twenty-seventh birthday, because from that time on his spiritual birth so dominated and eclipsed his natural birth, that his worldly life seemed to grow fainter and fainter, while his spiritual life grew brighter and brighter unto this perfect day, when triumphant overweakness of the flesh in spirit, he walks and talks with the Masster, the prophets, apostles and all the saints who have gone before.

He was not only a Christian by profession, but he worked at it day by day, attending all the services of the Lord's house, visitng the sick, the heart-broken, the widows and orphans in their affliction and having upon his heart all the care of the church, until it could be said of him as it was said of his Master, he went about doing good.

Early in his Christian life at Camp Point he was elected deacon, which position he filled there and at Kansas City, Mo., until he was elected elder, which position he continued to fill there, at Chillicothe, Mo., and at Clarinda, Iowa, till the time of his death.

As the years go by his friends will remember him best as presiding at the Lord's table and leading the prayer meeting, both of which he loved to do, and for the performance of which he seemed especially adapted. Four weeks ago today he presided at the Lord's table, as was his wont.

As a teacher in the Bible school, he was gifted in presenting Biblical truth and translatting these truths into the lives and characters of the members of his class, until it was said, you could always depend on Brother Bisbee's class. His strength as a teacher is shown by the fact that his class loved him and responded to every call that he made upon it."

"One of the best men that ever lived in Clarinda", is the encomium we have heard several times of the late C. W. Bisbee, since he passed from us on Friday evening, Jan. 28th, at his late residence on E. Chestnut Street in Clarinda, from which place the funeral was held Sunday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Rev. R. C. Snodgrass, interment being in Clarinda cemetery.
Chauncey W. Bisbee was born Aug. 27th, 1838, in Monkton, Vt., where he spent his early days, being married Oct. 29th, 1862, to Miss Eleanore Ward, who lived in the nearby town of New Haven, Vt. For a time Mr. Bisbee lived in New Haven, assisting his wife's father, who was engaged in the business of dairying. But in March of 1865 the couple came west, stopping at Camp Point, Ill., where Mr. Bisbee began his railroad career, starting on the section, from which in three months time he was transferred to a place in the station, and shortly afterward was given charge of the station at Camp Point. From there he was transferred to the Chicago office of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad Co., holding the position there until taken with a severe sickness from typhoid fever. When able to resume his duties, finding he was not strong enough for heavy work, he became the station agent at Chillicothe, Mo. for the Hannibal & St. Joseph Ry., remaining there until the Wabash Railway built their line to Council Bluffs, when he went to Pattonsburg, and had charge of the material used in building the road. The family meanwhile continued to live in Chillicothe,. Next the Wabash started building its spur to Clarinda, the road which was later purchased by the Q., the tracks being then torn up, and the roadway abandoned. His location when this branch of the Wabash was started was at Roseburg, a town near Burlington Jet., Mo.
It was on Christmas day 1879 that "Brother B" came to Clarinda, his position here being at first that of station agent for the Wabash.
The abandonment of the Wabash leaving him without a job, he became bookkeeper for the creamery then run by J. S. Chiles, afterward run by Chiles Bros., until the creamery quit business. He then came into the law office of William Orr, where up until the time of his death he had charge of the insurance department, even after Mr Orr formed a partnership, the firm, now being Orr & Turner. The last insurance policy which he wrote was dated Jan. 15th. less than two weeks before his death.
Uniting with the Christian Church at Camp Point, Ill., when but a young man, Brother Bisbee has remained a staunch member and influential member until the close of his career. He was elected a deacon
of the church at Camp Point. His uniting with the church there was under the preaching of Rev. Joseph
Lowe, an uncle of the pastor now in Bedford. In Kansas City he was elected a deacon, in the church he
belonged to there, being shortly afterward elected elder, and has been an elder in the Christian chureh
ever since, including his long connection with the church in Clarinda: He presided at the communion table at services just four weeks before the day his funeral, was held.

The wife and companion of all these years is left to mourn his death. At the funeral Sunday two of his favorite hymns, "My Faith looks up to Thee", and "Nearer My God to Thee", were sung by a quartet consisting of Gus Scott, Claude Annan, Mrs J.W. Gozad and Mrs Ora Moore. Mr Scott also sang a solo. The pallbearers at the funeral were Lon Swisher, Will Stoops, George Harboard, Sam Gorman, Thos. G. Searl and Charles Reed. Thirty members of his Sababth school class, the older women's class of the church, were present at the funeral. The church service which "Brother B" most enjoyed, was that of the prayer meeting.


Baker-Murphy, Starlet, 21, of Claremont, N. H., formerly of Clarinda, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 in Claremont.

A Celebration of Life services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery, New Market. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Starlet Marie Baker-Murphy was born Feb. 22, 1985, in Clarinda to Ryan J. Murphy and L. Marie (Baker) Murphy. Star had a goal of being a veterinarian technician until she was disabled by illness. She loved all animals, especially dogs and cats. Her greatest love was her family. She could lighten up a room with her personality.

Preceding Star in death were her paternal and maternal grandparents; maternal great-grandparents; and brother, Flagg Murphy. Survivors include her parents, Ryan Murphy, Claremont, New Hampshire; Marie Murphy, Glenwood; brother, Travis Wymore, Kansas City, Mo.; Levi Platt, Horton, Kan.; sister, Lyndsey Baker, Omaha, Neb.; brother, Cooper Murphy, Clarinda; two nieces; four nephews and many friends.


Ball, Frances Fawcett - Mrs. Frances Fawcett Ball passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 2,

2006, in Panama City, Fla. She fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born

Feb. 12, 1923, in New Market. She graduated in 1940 from Clarinda High School where she

was the valedictorian. She also was the shorthand and typing champion of Iowa.

After graduation, she worked for a short while in Omaha, Neb. She then went to Portland, Ore.,

to work with the USO, where she met her future husband, Raymond Ball. The couple was married

for 62 years.

Frances was a loving wife and mother and willing to help out when it was needed.

Her parents, George and Etta Robbins Fawcett, preceded her in death.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Ray Ball, Panama City, Fla.; daughters,

Gwendolyn Jacobsen and husband, Peter, of San Francisco, Calif.; Janet Johnson and husband,

Gary, Niceville, Fla.; sons, Jerry Ball and wife, Mary Jane, Vancleave, Miss.; Roger Ball and wife,

Sandy, of Panama City, Fla.; sisters, Elaine Lyddon, Clarinda; and Ramona Bystrom, Denver, Colo.

There are 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, more relatives and friends, near and far.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 26, 2006, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in

Panama City, Fla. Burial was in Panama City, Fla.

Barlow, Betty Lou, age 80, of Omaha, NE formerly Co. Bluffs and the Braddyville and Clarinda area passed away January 18, 2006.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Barlow on January 9, 2006.

She is survived by son, Rodney Barlow and wife Marcia; daughter, Kay Barlow, all of Omaha; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Body was cremated.

Memorial services were Saturday, January 21st at 1 p.m. at Cutler O'Neill Chapel. Chaplain Patricia Schnase officiated. Inurnment will be at a later date at Ridgewood Cemetery. Memorials suggested to the American Cancer Society. Cutler-O'Neil-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Barlow, Jack E., age 81, of Omaha, NE formerly Co. Bluffs and the Braddyville and Clarinda area passed away January 9, 2006.

He was a retired Carpenter from Local No. 444 U.B.C.J. of America.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty (Jarvis) Barlow; son, Rodney and wife Marcia; daughter, Kay Barlow, all of Omaha; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Chambers, Denison, IA; brother Denzel, Clarinda, IA; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Thursday, January 12 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society. Cutler-O'Neil-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Barr, Edna Mae Steeve - Edna Mae Barr, 73, died Tuesday evening, April 2, 2002 at her home northwest of Clarinda, Iowa. She was born May 22, 1928 northwest of Clarinda to Frank Clamor and Helena "Lena" Marie (Eilers) Steeve.

Edna graduated 8th grade at Immanuel Lutheran School and from Clarinda High School in 1947. Edna was united in marriage to Robert Barr May 15, 1948 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was a cook for the Clarinda Municipal Hospital for seventeen years, Pizza Hut two years, and until last fall for seven years at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Arthur Steeve; and sister Paul Geer and her husband Clyde.

Edna is survived by her husband, Robert, of Clarinda; three sons, Larry and his wife Janice, Byron and his wife Gail, and Roger, all of Clarinda; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sister-in-law Berniece Steeve, Clarinda; and special family friend Wes McLeash of Clarinda.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 5, at Immanuel Luthern Church with burial at Immanuel Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Clarinda Lutheran School or American Cancer Society. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Clarinda Herald Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 10, 2002


Barr, Hal - Hal Barr died Saturday - Mr Hal Barr, 91, of Clarinda died Saturday afternoon at Goldenrod Manor after a long illness.

He was born Aug 22, 1891, in Clark County, Iowa, the son of Robert Henry and Hester Tallman Barr.

He was a vertan of W.W. I and had worked in the Yorktown Savings Bank for several years.

On August 12, 1924 he was married to Nellie Hartstack who survives.

They farmed in Decatur County for five years, then returned to Page County where they did dairy farming northwest of Clarinda for many years before moving to Clarinda.

Besides his wife of the home he is survived by three sons, Robert and Lowell of Clarinda and Harry of Lincoln, Ne, and one daughter, Mrs Lyle (Barbara) Northwehr of Clarinda. There are 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, six sisters and one daughter.

Funeral services were held this Monday afternoon at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev Gary Arp officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery with Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel or Yorktown Lutheran Schools.

Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 13, 1982


Barr, Lowell, age 72 of Clarinda, IA died Sunday evening, March 27, 2005 at the Shenandoah Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born August 29, 1932 near Bethesda, IA, the son of R.H. (Hal) and Nellie (Hartstack) Barr. He was baptized on October 6, 1932 and confirmed April 14, 1946 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Clarinda. Lowell graduated from the Clarinda High School in 1950. He joined the Army National Guard and served his country from 1954-1956 and spent one year in Japan. On November 20, 1960 he was married to Donna Muller at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown, IA. Lowell farmed his entire adult life on the family farm north of Bethesda. Besides farming and taking care of his cattle herd, Lowell loved to fly.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Donna of the home; daughter Beth Mincer and her husband Dave of Hamburg, IA, daughter Kathy Blouch and her husband Randy of Peachtree City, GA, son Mike Barr and his wife Sherry of Villisca, IA, daughter Pam Lampe and her husband Paul of Lees Summit, MO, daughter Marsha Lampe and her husband Joel of Lees Summit, MO, son Merlin Barr and his wife Brooke of Clarinda, IA; grandchildren: Aaron, Caleb and Elayna Mincer, Jordan and Leah Barr, Joshua and Mikayla Lampe, Benjamin Lampe and Paige Barr.
Lowell is also survived by a brother Robert Barr of Clarinda, IA, brother Harry Barr of Lincoln, NE, sister Barbara Nothwehr and her husband Lyle of Clarinda, IA; mother-in-law Wilma Muller of Clarinda, IA; brothers-in-law, Duane Muller and his wife Lorenne of Clarinda, IA, Robert Muller and his wife Soni of Lincoln, NE and John Muller and his wife Linnea of Marshall, MO.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister and brother; father-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Clarinda with Rev. Jerome Wagoner officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials were suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Clarinda Lutheran School. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.


Barr, Nellie Hartstack - Nellie Barr, 96, of Clarinda, died Thurs. evening, Dec 26, at Community Care of Clarinda.

On June 11, 1900, she was born on the Hartstack farm, Page County, the daughter of Wilhelm and Melinda Otte Hartstack.

She attended Center Country School, north of Bethesda and Immanuel Lutheran School. After graduating from Immanuel, she attended Lutheran High School and Business College in Deshler, NE. On Aug 31, 1924, she was married to Hal (Robert Henry, Jr) Barr. They farmed in Decatur County for five years, then returned to Page County, where they had a dairy farm. In 1964, the Barrs moved to Clarinda.

She is survived by children, Robert, and wife, Edna, Clarinda, Lowell and wife, Donna, Clarinda, Harry and wife Barbara, Lincoln, NE and Barbara and husband, Lyle Northwehr, Clarinda. There are 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Precedeing her in death were her husband, brothers, sisters and daughter, Lenore.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial at the Immanuel Cemetery. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Clarinda Herald Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 8, 1997


Bartels, Martha – Miss Martha Bartels, aged 17 years, daughter of Mr and Mrs William Bartels, residing ten miles northwest of Clarinda, died at the family home Wednesday morning from appendicitis, having been sick about ten days, and is mourned by parents, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral will occur Friday at 2:30 pm from the North German Lutheran church, Rev Jaebker officiating.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 15, 1917


Baxter, W.L., Mrs - Scholl, Mrs T.C. and Mrs W.L. Baxter, two women prominent in Shenandoah social affairs and both members of the same social club, Elite Needle Club, died about the same hour Thursday afternoon, April 17, 1919, of Pernicious anaemia [sic], the Shenandoah Sentinel-Post reports. Mrs Scholl died in Shenandoah and Mrs Baxter in Kansas Ctiy.

Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 24, 1919


Beal, Elijah – A telegram received Tuesday by William Orr from A.F. Beal announced the sudden death on Monday of his brother Elijah Beal, who passed away suddenly on Monday evening, and stated that Frank is on the way east with the body, the burial to take place at their old home in Terra Haute, Ill. Elijah Beal has not been in good health since a year ago colliding with a streetcar in San Diego, and while particulars have not reached here as yet, it is supposed that his death resulted indirectly from the accident. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 4, 1915


Bearce, Mrs Harvey E., died Tuesday night at her home near Page Center, from consumption, aged 43 years and 11 days. The funeral was held at 1 o’clock today, conducted by Rev Abel, and interment at Summit cemetery. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 13, 1908


Beason, Joan, age 63, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 21, 2005, at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Joan Beverly Beason was born April 29, 1942, at Villisca, Iowa, to Delbert Howard and Sarah (Munson) Howard. She was united in marriage to Donald Beason in 1961.
Preceding Joan in death were her parents; husband, Donald Beason (12/27/1991). Survivors include children: Donald Beason and wife Becky of Shenandoah, Iowa, Robert Beason and fiancÚ Erika Pump of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Jerry Beason of Clarinda, Iowa, Jennifer Adams and husband David of Austin, Texas, Elizabeth Beason of Omaha, Nebraska; stepchildren, Arlene Stuck and husband Jerry of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Loreta (Rita) Stuck and husband Jim of Nebraska City, Nebraska; 22 grandchildren; sisters, Pat Larson of Clarinda, Iowa, Rita Howard of Clarinda, Iowa, Julia Miller of St. Joseph, Missouri; brother, Larry Howard and wife Linda of Aurora, Missouri.


Beeman, Mrs - Mrs Beeman died at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Frank Bussard, 4 o'clock Wednesday morning. Mrs Beeman was their oldest daughter and was married to Mr Beeman some two years ago. They made their home in Nebraska until this winter, when they moved to her parent's home. A sorrowing husband and infant baby, besides father, mother, and two sisters, are left to mourn the one who had been called so early in life to a home beyond.

Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Friday, March 6, 1903 Essex News


Billings, Charles, age 74, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Care Center, Villisca, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m. Monday, August 01, 2005, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230. Memorials may be directed to Children's Square USA (a children's home in Council Bluffs, Iowa). Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Allen Billings was born October 13, 1930, at Riverton, Iowa, to Harry Billings and Genevia (Reid) Billings. He was a graduate of Clarinda High School and attended Armstrong Tile School in Pennsylvania. Charles served in the United States Army 11/26/1951 -04/13/1953 during the Korean conflict. He was married to Shirley Babbitt. On September 2, 1984 he was united in marriage to Sarah (Hazelton) Larson. Charles was a tile setter apprentice 1949-1951 at Stokes Company, Kansas City, Missouri. Following his service in the army, Charles was custodian for the Kansas City School district and retired from that position. He also did custodial work for the Knox Presbyterian Church, Overland Park, Kansas. Charles was a life member of D.A.V. and V.F.W. Glenn Miller Post. He enjoyed traveling and also enjoyed music and sports.

Preceding Charles in death were his parents; brothers, Harold Billings and Richard Timmer.

Survivors include his wife Sarah of Clarinda, Iowa; sons, Richard A. Billings and wife Diane of Longmont, Colorado, Stephen R. Billings of Denver, Colorado; step-children, Glenna Cade and Rick Leeson of Clarinda, Iowa, Stephen Larson of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Tammy LaPorte and husband Ryan, Terri Geer, Stacy Larson and fiancÚ Thomas Frantz, Eric Larson and wife Brandi Sheila McReynolds, Jannessa McReynolds,; seven great grandchildren, sisters, Donna Graham of Kansas City, Missouri, Jane Keisery of Boulder, Colorado, Ann Wittaker and husband Ren of Marion, Iowa.


Binns, David, age 53, of New Market, Iowa, died Thursday, July 06, 2006,
at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

David Duane Binns was born March 28, 1953 at Clarinda, Iowa, to Lloyd
Binns and Marjorie Marie (Cavner) Binns. He was a 1971 graduate of
Clarinda High School. David was united in marriage January 1, 1976 to
Verna Sue Berringer at the Methodist Church, Yorktown, Iowa.

David was a bulldozer operator and tree trimmer for Binns Tree Service.
He loved to watch television and movies. He also enjoyed fishing and
hunting and taking care of his farm animals.

David was
preceded in death by his mother; brothers, Wesley Binns and Leslie
Binns.. Survivors include his wife Susie Binns of New Market, Iowa;
son, Austin Duane Binns of New Market, Iowa; father, Lloyd Binns of
Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Ed Binns and wife Anne of Clarinda, Iowa;
nieces and nephews.

David's body has been donated to science. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Black, Charles H.

Charles H. "Charlie" Black, 85, of Shenandoah died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, 1994, at Garden View Care Center.

Funeral services for Mr. Black will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Hackett Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Nelson officiating. Private internment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery at a later date. A memorial to the Shenandoah Rotary Club Scholarship FUnd is being established. Open visitation will be at the Hackett Funeral Home.

Charles Henry Black, son of Isaac Allen and Katherine Emmaline (Kammerer) Black, was born March 14, 1909, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He grew up in Shenandoah where he received his education.

On April 18, 1937, Charlie was united in marriage with Dorothy Johnson at Rock Port, MO. Following their marriage they made their home in Shenandoah and to this union two sons were born, Charles A. and James.

Charlie managed Watson Brothers Transportation and later brought Crouch Brothers Transportation Company to Shenandoah and managed that terminal. Dorothy worked with him at both the terminals. Upon retirement from Crouch Brothers he sold advertising for KFNF radio in Shenandoah and then later worked at the Tall COrn Motel in the maintenance department half days for 20 years.

Charlie was a long time member of the Shenandoah Rotary Club and had many years of perfect attendance.

Proceeding him in death were his parents, three sisters, Marie Putnam, Blanche Trenholm, Elsie Way, and four bothers, George, Paul, WIlbur and Isaac "Ike" Black.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy of Shenandoah, sons Charles A. Black and wife Trudy of Des Moines, Iowa, James D. Black and wife Martha Holtzman of Kansas City, MO., one sister Irene Barnes of Kansas City, MO., one brother, Clarence Black of Yreka, Calif., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

from Jim D. Black:


Black, Grace Westcott – Mrs Grace Westcott Black, wife of the Rev Samuel Black, D.D., pastor of the Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian church of Toledo, O., died suddenly at her home, Monday. Both Mr and Mrs Black were raised in Clarinda and are well known to many Clarinda residents, altho they have been away from the city for some twenty years. Mrs Black is a sister of E.B. Westcott and a daughter of the late Robert R. Westcott, one of the earlier pastors of the Presbyterian church. Mr Black is a brother of Mrs O.M. Cook.

The body was expected to arrive in Clarinda today, and a short service was to be held at the grave. The deceased mother leaves two sons, one of whom, William Westcott, has been in France since last May. The other, Roberts, is only three years old, and will remain in Toledo with Mrs Black’s mother, Mrs Westcott, only Mr Black accompanying the body to Clarinda.

The death of Mrs Black was a severe shock to relatives in Clarinda. She had a surgical operation last fall, but was recovering from that, and the cause of her sudden death was not known yesterday. Further particulars will be given next week.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 7, 1918


Black, Isaac, Passes Away 9/20/1962

Isaac Allen (Ike) Black, passed away at 6:50 o'clock this morning after being in failing health for some time.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Allen Black, 1312 Lowell; three sisters and five brothers. They are Mres. Marie Putnam; Mrs. Max (Irene) Barnes, of Kansas City and Mrs. Blance Trenholm of Imogene; Charles H. Black and Wilbur (Tige) Black of Shenandoah; Clarence (Stub) Black of Long Beach, Calif., George A. Black of Randolph and Paul J. Black of Omaha.

There are five children, Mrs. Helen Joseph and Charles E. Black of Shenandoah; Mrs. Harry (Lucille) Anderson of Cedar Falls, IA; Harvey Black of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Arden Coad of DuBois, Wyo.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Buntz-Tawszer Funeral Home with burial at Imogene in Monroe Cemetery. The Rev. A. R. Sorenson of Full Gospel Tabernacle will conduct services.

Mr. Black had conducted a cafe on West Sheridan Ave., for a number of years.

Mr. Black, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Allen Black, was born February 5, 1900 and was 62 years old.

Two of his sons preceded him in death. James died as an infant and Albert Black was lost in World War II. The local Amvet Post is named in his memory.

from Jim D. Black:


Black, John A.

Shenandoah World, September 6 1898


"Black - Died, Saturday, Sept. 3, 1898, at 1:20 p.m., John A. Black, aged 49 years and 5 months.

After a long and painful sickness John Black lay in his coffin Sunday, looking very natural, calm and restful - the sweet rest of death. Sometime in March last he was taken ill. Doing some carpenter work a falling beam struck his side. From this his complication of disease dated. Never a week has passed since April that Mr. Black was not expected to die before the week ended. He had heart enlargement, Bright’s disease and dropsy. His limbs were swollen beyond recognition, and for fifteen weeks he did not walk a step. A large part of the time he could not lie down but sat helpless in his chair day and night. But he was cheerful and good natured always. Few men are called upon to endure so long a stretch of severe suffering. Good medical treatment and careful nursing warded off the shafts of death determined to strike him down. But death came at last like a messenger of mercy, and he is at rest.

The funeral took place Sunday at 4 p.m., in charge of the Odd Fellows. Mr. Black was a devoted member of that order and at the time of his death was Noble Grand elect.

He longed to “go through the chairs” - an honor prized by all members of his order - and it was a matter of much regret that he could not go to the lodge and fill his chair. But the brethren took good care of him and buried him with all the honors of the noble order. They escorted the remains and the mourning family from the residence to the Christian church where Elder Price preached the funeral discourse, assisted by Rev. Waddell, and then the remains were laid in Rose Hill.

John Black was a native of Missouri, but came to Iowa 26 years ago, living for a time at Tabor. He came to Shenandoah thirteen years ago. He was not a member of any church, but was esteemed a good man and useful citizen. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death."

My great-grandfather on my father's side, John A. Black, was buried in Rose Hill cemetery on land once owned by my great-great-grandfather on my mother's side, Charles Lathrop LeBarron.

from Jim D. Black:


Black, Michael Dennis, was born June 16, 1950 in Clarinda, Iowa. He attended Clarinda Community Schools and graduated in 1968. Following graduation he spent a considerable amount of time in Florida working for Central Surveys. He worked most of his employment years in the family business, Black Plumbing and Heating, Clarinda.

In 1993 Mike moved to Alaska to pursue his love of the outdoors. He had many memorable experiences hunting and fishing with his friends, the Fee boys, and made many new friends.

He returned to Page County in 1997 and was employed at Eaton Corporation in Shenandoah. Mike had an adventurous nature. He liked racing motorcycles and fast cars. His love of the outdoors was shown in the time he spent with his many horses and pets.

When Mike lived near Hawleyville he was proud of his pet Angus steer, Abe, and his Great Dane, Tequila. Later, a Brittany Spaniel named Molly was his faithful, constant companion for many years.

This past year Mike has talked a lot about the many good times he spent with family and friends.
Mike passed away Thursday evening, September 29, 2005 at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab, Clarinda, following a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edwin and Lily Black and Violet Glassgow and Lewis Glassgow; and a nephew, Jeremy Wagoner.

He is survived by his parents, Bill Black and wife Sharon of Shambaugh, Ia, and Ruth Black of Clarinda, Ia; sister, Debbie Wagoner and husband Tom of Clarinda; nieces Jennifer Goodman and husband Kevin of Irvine, CA, and Erin Wagoner of Omaha, NE; step-brother Curt Goodpasture and wife Carla and their children Cassie and Trevor, all of the Clarinda area; aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends.

Memorial services were held Monday evening, Oct 3, 2005 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda with Rev. John Clark officiating. A memorial fund is being established.


Blume, Anna Lucile, the daughter of Leo and Grace (Tietjan) Zimmerschied, was born July 28, 1914 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was baptized in infancy and was confirmed on April 17, 1927 at Salem Lutheran Church, Lenexa, Kansas. She attended grade school in Overland Park, Kansas and graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1931.

On September 2, 1934 Lucile married Howard Blume at Salem Lutheran Church in Lenexa, Kansas. Two sons were born to this union: Wayne and Wesley.

In 1951 the family moved to Clarinda where Lucile was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church. She served on the dinner committee, serving committee and altar guild. She was also a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Lucile passed away Sunday morning, November 13, 2005 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband of 67 years, two sisters-in-law and six brothers-in-law.

Surviving are her two sons, Wayne and wife Pat of Burlington, Iowa, and Wesley and wife Juanita of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Leona Klippel of Corvallis, Oregon; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Jaeckle officiating. There is open visitation. Memorials are suggested to St. John Handbells Fund or St. John Tape Ministry. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda is in charge of arrangements.


Blume, Victor, age 80, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 18, 2004 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. Visitation with the family was 7-8 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2004 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230. Memorials may be directed to the Adaptive Equipment at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Presbyterian Outreach or St. John's Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Victor Blume was born January 15, 1924, on the family farm near Clarinda, Iowa to Edward Blume and Minnie (Meyer) Blume. Victor served in the United States Navy on the USS Terror during World War II. He was seriously wounded and after several months in the hospital he returned home to farm on the home place. For the past 21 years he has enjoyed getting reacquainted with his shipmates at USS Terror reunions. Victor was united in marriage August 7, 1948 to Joan Maxwell at the Guss Methodist Church, Guss, Iowa. They farmed the family farm where Victor was born which received the Century Farm award. Victor enjoyed bowling for 40 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa Victor cherished the love of his children and grandchildren the most.
Preceding Victor in death were his parents; grandson, Dusty Sunderman; son-in-law, Gene Sunderman; brother, Gerald Blume and his wife Bonnie Blume; brother, Edward Blume; brother-in-law, Elmer Wagoner. Survivors include his wife, Joan of the home; Gary Blume and wife Lois of Clarinda, Iowa; Vicki Sunderman of Villisca, Iowa; Rodney Blume of Clarinda, Iowa; Curtis Blume and wife Stacy of Clarinda, Iowa; seven grandchildren: Brandy and Ryan Sunderman, Brad and Regan Blume, Kellie and Jodie Blume, Carlin Blume; brother, Lawrence Blume and wife Nadine of College Springs, Iowa; sister, Allene Wagoner of Clarinda, Iowa.
Do not give medals for our death;
Where we are, we cannot know.
Do not raise flags
And hold parades;
Where we are, flags don't go.

We ask but one thing of our land,
Of you who had us fight:
"Please be WORTH the blood we shed,"
"Be worth the eternal night."

We are the currency you spend
For freedom, fear or oil;
Our blood, the coin you pay,
Dark on some foreign soil.


Bowen, Mildred L. Parker, 81, formerly of Clarinda, died after a lingering illness on Dec. 21, 2006, at the

Grand View Heights Care Facility in Marshalltown.

Bowen was born on July 9, 1925, in Clarinda; a daughter of the late William and Opal Marie Parker.

Her family members include her husband, Wayne Bowen; a son, William Bowen; three daughters,

Jane (Roger) Brown, Joyce (Kenneth) Dalton and Ruth Bowen; a son, Donald (Cindy) Bowen; 12

grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elizabeth White; and her brother, William

Parker, Jr.

Graveside services for Mildred Bowen will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Oak

Grove Cemetery in Clarinda. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time

of the graveside services at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda.

Bowman, Mary - Mrs Mary Bowman, mother of Mrs H.W. Zentz, was taken suddenly ill Tuesday evening, but at this writing is some better. Mrs Bowman was born the day after Washington died, and her husband was a soldier in the War of 1812. She is now 84 years old and it is feared that sickness at her age will prove serious. The New Market News, Aug 23, 1883 Vol 1 #16. [She's buried in the Memory Cemetery and didn't die until 1886.]


Bracken, Wm. N. – Word was received in this city [Clarinda, Iowa] Sunday of the death of Wm. N. Bracken, Tuesday, Feb 3d, at Los Cruces, New Mexico, from consumption. About four months ago he removed to that place for his health, and a short time after was followed by his parents, Mr and Mrs T.J. Bracken. He failed to gain relief from his affliction and death soon followed. Will was a bright young man, born in this city Dec 7, 1866, and had many friends here. His remains were laid to rest in that western city. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 12, 1903


A letter was received in this city Sunday bearing the sad news of the death of William M. Bracken, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Bracken, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Tuesday, February 3d. Mr. Bracken has been a sufferer from consumption for several months past and his parents took him to New Mexico about two months ago in the hopes of benefiting his health by the change of climate. However, nothing could be done to save him and last Tuesday morning his spirit returned to the God who gave it. He was born in this city on December 7, I860, and spent the greater part of his life here. On November 9, 1893, he was married to Miss Eva Ribble, who with his parents, was at his bedside at the time of his death. He was a pleasant fellow, ever ready to help those in trouble and a good natured smile was ever on his lips.
Funeral services were held at the temporary home in Las Cruces, conducted by Rev. Campbell, of the Methodist church and Rev. Fry, of the Presbyterian church, assisted by the Masonic lodge of that city. He was buried in the cemetery adjoining the city in which he died. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 10, 1903


Bradrick, Mary Jane White, age 81, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Sunday, January 29, 2006 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Clarinda Foundation. Walker- Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Jane Bradrick was born May 8, 1924 rural Villisca, Iowa to Frank White and Emma (Dyke) White. She was a graduate of Villisca High School. Jane was united in marriage on June 26, 1949; to Dr. Harlan Bradrick She worked at Hawley Rexall Drug Store and at her husband's office for a short time. Jane was a member of Eastern Star #214 of Clarinda. She was also member of the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa.

Preceding Jane in death were her parents; husband, Dr. Harlan Bradrick (12/26/2003); brother, Harold White. Survivors include son, Dr. Jon Bradrick and wife Kathy of Cleveland, Ohio; son, Jim Bradrick of Burnsville, Minnesota; brother, Bob White and wife Diane of Hannibal, Missouri; sister, Mildred Mueller of Atlantic, Iowa.


Bramble, Mara Lee Buss, age 73, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Family will gather 1:00 p.m. - 2:00p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa to receive family and friends of Mara Lee. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the R.S.V.P. or to the Clarinda Rescue. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Mara Lee Bramble was born October 14, 1931, rural Griswold, Iowa, to Claude Dale Buss and Lillie Belle (Silkett) Buss. She was a graduate of Clarinda High School. Mara Lee was united in marriage November 5, 1969, at the Methodist Church, Sidney, Iowa, to Charles Darrell Bramble. He preceded her in death December 4, 1992. Mara Lee was the Deputy Auditor of Page County, Iowa for 20 years; retiring in 1988. She loved to crochet, knit and read.
Preceding Mara Lee in death were her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Bonnye Bramble. Survivors include her daughters: Teresa Lynne Williams and husband Steve of Clarinda, Iowa, Jean Ellen Eighmy and husband Mike of New Market, Iowa, Susan Elaine Bowen and husband Christopher of Minden, Iowa; son, Timothy Charles Bramble and wife Jennifer of Clarinda, Iowa; step-son, Kerry Lee Bramble of Beemer, Nebraska; fourteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brother, William Buss and wife Nadine of Ames, Iowa; sisters: Clauda Belle Graham and husband Richard of College Springs, Iowa, Joy Dailey of Clarinda, Iowa, Anna Mae Hamilton and husband Darvin of Nebraska City, Nebraska.


Brant, Bessie Rupich, age 84, of Clarinda, Iowa died Saturday, April 29, 2006 at her home in Clarinda, Iowa.

Graveside services were held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Brant was born December 13, 1921 at Klio, Yugoslavia, Europe to Tejo and Bojana Rupich. She was baptized December 19, 1921 at St. Whitsuntide, Klio, Yugoslavia by Rev. George T. Markovich, priest. She came to the United States as a child when she was two years old. Bessie received her nurses' degree and worked as a Registered Nurse at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital in the Obstetrics department and also at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute, Clarinda, Iowa.

Preceding Bessie in death were her parents.


Brewer, Jack H. was born in Nodaway county, Mo., November 7th, 1856. While still a boy he moved with his parents to a home near Hawleyville [Iowa], and from there in young manhood went to work in the mines between that place and Villisca [Iowa]. He was married on December 27th, 1883, to Elizabeth Anna Opitz, and for some years the family lived in the vicinity of  Villisca. Later they moved to Emerson, Iowa, where they remained for ten years, Mr Brewer working in the mines at that place. Six years ago the family moved to Clarinda, Mr Brewer having leased the Boston mine, which he operated for a little over one year. Since that time he has worked almost continuously at one or the other of the mines near Clarinda. The family home is on south 12th street. Mr Brewer is survived by his wife and three grown sons, Leslie, Frank, and Harry. Leslie, as already stated, was working in the mine in which his father met his death, while Frank and Harry were also miners, having been employed this winter at the Johnston mine.

[also killed in this mine accident was Albin J. Arnold] The funeral of the two deceased miners was held in a joint service at the Christian church yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Fisher, assisted by Rev Abel, conducting the services. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 25, 1908


Brockman, Ethel Hartman, age 75, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at the Eiler House, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2005, at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ada Ethel Brockman was born December 31, 1929, southeast of Clarinda, Iowa, to Fred J. Hartman and Stella Blance (Weaver) Hartman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Ethel was a 1947 graduate of Clarinda High School and graduated from the Iowa Methodist Hospital Nursing Program in Des Moines, Iowa. She practiced as a Registered Nurse for forty two years at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Ethel was united in marriage December 31, 1956 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa to William H. Brockman. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Ethel enjoyed traveling, reading and loved to have company.

Preceding Ethel in death were her parents; son, Brent Brockman; brothers, Ural Hartman, Robert Hartman, Wayne Hartman, Clark Hartman, Harold Hartman, William Hartman; sisters, Doris Hicks and Mabel Smith. Survivors include her husband William Brockman of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Brian Brockman and wife Lori of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren; Daniel Brockman, Megan Brockman, Scott Brockman; brother, Russell Hartman and wife Elaine of Buckley, Washington; sister, Norma Jean Long and husband Fred of Ankeny, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Helen Hartman of Clarinda, Iowa, Carmen Hartman of Nevada, Iowa, Jean Hartman of Clarinda, Iowa, and Dorothy Hartman of Yorktown, Iowa.


Brokaw,  Jack, age 69, of Wausau, Wisconsin, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 17, 2005, in the Palliative Care unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 22, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Monday 8/22/05 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 3419 Via Lido #205, Newport Beach, California 92663 or Wausau Community Foundation, designated for Wausau East High School scholarship funds. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Jack D. Brokaw was born on May 8, 1936, in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Ralph and Georgia (Arnold) Brokaw. Jack graduated from Clarinda High School in 1954, Clarinda Junior College in 1956, University of Iowa in 1958 and the University of South Dakota where he received his Master's in Botany in 1966 and also where he met his wife, Lowanne Grafing, who he married on June 2, 1966 in Vermillion, South Dakota. While in Clarinda High School, Jack was a state officer of DeMolay and a Hawkeye Boys State Delegate.

Jack first taught in Garden Grove, California, the Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and then at Wausau East High School where he taught science for 25 years, where he was affectionately known as "Brokes" by his students.
His favorite place was his cabin on the lake up in Spooner, Wisconsin. Jack loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, outdoor photography and his new hobby, garage sale shopping.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Lowanne Brokaw of Wausau, Wisconsin; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Mara Brokaw of Green Bay, Wisconsin; son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Cassandra Brokaw and infant son, Darcy Joel of Sydney, Australia; daughter and son-in-law, Gretchen and Elliott Reichart of Littleton, Colorado; daughter, Alicia Brokaw and her daughters, Zoe Marie and Josie Lowanne of Hatley, Wisconsin; four German wire hair buddies, Gerta, Max, Bertha and Meggie and numerous cousins.

A visitation at the Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau, Wisconsin was held 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2005.


Brown, Harry died suddenly in Chicago, early Wednesday morning, Nov 8, 1899, where he had been visiting friends for a month or more. His remains were brought to this city Friday morning for interment. He was 69 years of age and owned a fine farm a few miles northwest of Clarinda. He was an old bachelor and said to have no relatives in this vicinity. The funeral took place Sunday, at 2 pm, from the residence of Mr and Mrs A. Pfander, four miles north of the city, where he had made his home many years, conducted by Rev Clemmer. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 16, 1899


Brown, Ina Mae Harms. Beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Ina Mae (Harms) Brown passed away on the fifth of August, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Center, Scribner, Nebraska. She was 81.

She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah Cutter of Playa del Rey, California and Beverly Cutter-Earley of Los Angeles, California; her son, David Cutter of Davenport, California; her sister, Aletha (Harms) Hart of Denver, Colorado; and four grandchildren, Michael Cutter, Kyle Cutter, Brighton Early and Dustin Cutter, all of California.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, William Harms and Glenn Harms of Clarinda, Iowa; and her two husbands, Charles Maurice Cutter, of Shenandoah, Iowa and Richard Merrill Cutter of Anacortes, Washington.

Ina Mae Harms was born April 4, 1924 to William and Dora (Carroll) Harms in rural Page County, Iowa where she was raised on the family farm. She graduated from Clarinda High School in 1942. She met her husband, Charles Maurice Cutter, son of Hazel Dean (Jackson) and La Verne Cutter, at an Iowa State University fraternity party in the late 1940s after he finished Officers Training School; he had been trained as a pilot in the Navy near the end of World War II. They married in 1949 and for seven years farmed in the community between Clarinda and Shenandoah, Iowa where he was employed by the Page County Farm Service Agency.

In 1957, the moved to Denver, Colorado where Maurice started his career as an air traffic controller and Ina Mae started her career as a Medical Record Librarian. As part of his training, they would be transferred, along with their three children, to Grand Junction, Colorado, El Centro, California, Pueblo, Colorado and then La Junta, Colorado. In 1967, Maurice passed away with cancer at the young age of 42. They were married 18 years.

Love and concern for her and her young family of three preteen children led her husband's brother, Richard Merrill Cutter, to her side and they married in 1968. The family moved from Colorado to San Jose, California, where they lived and worked together until all three children left home for college.

In 1975, they parted ways and for the next 18 years she pursued an active, single life continuing her career as a Medical Record Librarian at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. She immersed herself in many volunteer pursuits throughout her life. One of her favorite community pursuits was service in the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron in Sunnyvale, California.

In 1993, she attended her husband's 50th Annual Shenandoah High School Reunion, where she met one of her husband's classmates, Willis Brown of Fremont, Nebraska. They married in Santa Cruz, California then settled in Fremont. They divorced in 1996.

Her life became a struggle as she developed Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease. In 1998, Good Samaritan Center in Scribner, Nebraska became her new home. In January, 2005 she was placed in the loving care of the hospice team of nurses from the Fremont Area Medical Center.

Her lifelong goal was to send each of her three children to college, and this goal was achieved. Deborah graduated from UC Berkeley, completing graduate work at Stanford University. Beverly earned her Bachelor of Science in biology from UC Davis and her MBA from the University of Southern California. Son David attended West Valley College in Saratoga, California before studying at the San Francisco School of Mortuary Science. Her children made her proud.

Throughout her life, she was a consummate hostess, welcoming everyone into her home with the sound of music from the organ she loved to play. Her home was always the center for holidays, birthdays and Sunday family gatherings. We will remember her for her undying love of children, her passion for entertaining and her zeal for making everyone feel loved and welcome whether they were family or newcomers to the community. She was a bright flame to whom others were always drawn and she will be greatly missed.

A Remembrance and Celebration of her Life is planned for late spring of next year to accommodate all family members and her many friends from California, Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska. Interment will be held at that time at Snow Hill Cemetery near Coin, Iowa where she will be placed at rest beside her beloved husband, and her children's father, Charles Maurice Cutter.

In lieu of flowers, we would like to suggest gifts to the Crisis Center for Domestic Abuse, P.O. Box 622, Fremont, Nebraska 68026.
Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont, NE was in charge of arrangements.


Brown, Memorial services for Warren "Brownie" Brown, 75, of Clarinda, who died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, were held Monday, 27, 2006, at 11a.m. at the Free Methodist Church, Clarinda. Interment will be held at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery, Quincy.

Memorials will be established. Memories can be shared with the family on our web site at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Services, Clarinda.

Warren Eugene Brown was born July 25, 1931, in Montgomery County, Iowa, the son of Warren "Guy" Brown and Elizabeth Mary (Boham) Brown. Brownie was one of seven children. He grew up in the Villisca area and later moved to Clarinda.

Brownie had worked for the City of Clarinda Sanitation Department. In addition, he had also mowed lawns and worked for Nishna Productions, Shenandoah. While he was at Nishna Productions, Brownie participated in the Special Olympics and was a state champion twice; winning a gold medal for the fifty-yard dash and a gold medal for the softball throw.

Brownie attended the Free Methodist Church of Clarinda. He enjoyed collecting comic books and scrapbooks and especially enjoyed the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans cowboy comic books. Brownie was very friendly and loved to visit with people and will be missed by many.

Left to cherish Brownie's memory are his brother, Wesley Brown and wife Thelma, Monette, Mo.; sisters, Verda England and husband Tom, Seattle, Wash., and Marjorie Barnes, Clarinda; nieces and nephews.

Preceding Brownie in death were his parents, Guy and Elizabeth Brown; sisters, Lola Harms, Mary Krueger, and Viona Gardner.



Bryant, M., passed away Saturday morning after an illness of but a few weeks. He had been very poorly, but was slowly recovering and took suddenly worse Tuesday evening and grew worse until death came Saturday morning at 4 o’clock. He has been a resident of this place for several years having been in business here and was president of the interstate Bank a few years. He leaves a wife, one sister, Mrs E. Dameron of Bowling Green, Mo, and three sons, Dee Bryant of Braddyville, Earl Bryant of California and Elsworth Bryant of this pace, also two brothers, Dr Bryant of California and Frank Bryant of Steele City, Nebr. Dr Bryant and Earl Bryant were not able to be present at the funeral, the later being quite ill. The many friends extend their sympathy. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Elder Hardin. Interment in the Blanchard cemetery. [Blanchard News Items, The Clarinda Journal, Jan 1, 1920



M. Bryant Passed Away Saturday— Old and Respected Citizen M. Bryant passed away Saturday morning about 4 o'clock after an illness of a few weeks. He has been in poor health for several weeks but was slowly improving until the first of the week when he took suddenly worse and grew weaker until he died.
The funeral services will be held today,   Monday,   at   the Christian church at 2 p.m., conducted by Elder Harden.   Interment in the Blanchard cemetery.   He   leaves   a wife, one daughter, Mrs. E. Dameron of Bowling Green, Mo., and three sons, Dee Bryant of Braddyville, Earl of California, and Ellsworth of this place; also his brother of California, Dr. Bryant, also Frank Bryant of Steel City, Nebr.
His wife   has been   in very poor health    and he    was considerably stronger until just recently and bore his illness very patiently.
Mr. Bryant came   to Blanchard from his farm twelve miles south of here thirty-one years ago and soon engaged in the implement business and conducted it for several years, later purchasing stock in the Inter-State Savings bank and was president and connected with it for yeans, but sold most of his interest in it a few years ago.    He also owned a farm one mile of Braddyville for years but recently sold it.    He is one of the oldest residents of Blanchard. He was a man of good morals, was good to his family and will be missed in business and family circles.—Sentinel Post. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 1, 1920


Buck,  Audrey Gray, age 92, of Clarinda, Iowa died Monday, July 18, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 21, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Audrey Buck Scholarship Fund. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey was born at home in Hopkins, MO on July 4, 1913 to Pearl A. Gray and Jessie May Young Gray. At the age of 12, her family moved to Clearmont, MO where her folks ran the telephone office. Audrey graduated from Clearmont High School in 1931 as class Valedictorian and attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, MO on a scholarship. On June 22, 1935 she purchased and ran "Audrey's Produce" in Clearmont for 10 years. She worked at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft factory in Grandview, MO as a "Rosie the Riveter" the last year of World War II. Audrey met and married her supervisor, Carl Raymond Buck in Olathe, KS on April 22, 1946. They settled in Clearmont, MO briefly and then moved to Kennewick, WA and then returned to Missouri. They were living in Grandview, MO when Carl died of a heart attack at their home on August 29, 1954.

Audrey moved to Cameron, MO and then in 1957 to Coin, IA to raise her family near relatives. She worked from 1960 to 1969 at Smith Processing in Coin. In 1971 she began working at Vetamix in Shenandoah, IA. In 1980 she had moved to Shenandoah, IA. In 1984 Audrey retired as "Weigh Mistress" at the age of 70 and moved to Clarinda, IA to be close to her children. She settled in her current home in Clarinda in 1994.
Audrey, a staunch Democrat, was interested in politics. She followed current events and discussed them with her children. She was patriotic and was active in the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed her flower garden and the birds at her feeders. Audrey completed over 400 names in filet crochet, loved knitting, needle pointing, sewing and quilting. She was an avid reader and had a great love of books. She had lending libraries of 600 books in her Clearmont produce station during the Great Depression and 1,000 books in her Clarinda home in the last decade. She passed on to her children and grandchildren a love of learning, books, home arts and politics. Audrey enjoyed vacations with her family, trips with friends to area bingo games and hours of card playing with her visiting children. Audrey followed the active lives of her children and friends by phone and the welfare of her friends on the scanner.

Audrey is survived by her children, Carlene Rae Buck of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Jo Anne Souza and husband Joseph of Warwick, Rhode Island, Judi Ellen Steeve and husband Douglas of Clarinda, Iowa, Carl Raymond Buck, Jr. and wife Dana of Clarinda, IA, and Debra Lucille Corcoran and husband Michael of Clarinda, IA; grandchildren Aaron Morlock, Adam Buck, Julie Carlson, Brittany Souza, Erin Corcoran, Erick Franks, Jesse Corcoran, Michael Corcoran and Emma Steeve; great grandsons Andrew Carlson, Devin Morlock, Kameron and Ethan Maranville; and sister Enid Adams of Clarinda, Iowa.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents Pearl and Jessie, husband Carl, sisters Ruby Loop and Genevieve Martin, brothers William Gray and Kenneth Gray.


Buren, Pamela K. Graham, 52, of Richland, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2006, at the Fremont Area Medical Center in Fremont [Nebraska].

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 8, 2006 at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, Nebraska. Speaker was Jerry L. Kracl. Visitation will be held 1:00-4:00 P.M., Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, Nebraska and 9:00-11:00 A.M. at Kracl Funeral Chapel on Monday. Memorial open house will be held 1:00-4:00 P.M., Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the Shambaugh Community Center in Shambaugh, IA. Memorials can be sent to the families choice. Lunch will be served at Kracl Funeral Chapel.

Pam was born September 4, 1953, in Clarinda, Iowa to Richard L. and Clauda (Buss) Graham. She graduated from South Page High School in College Springs, Iowa in 1971. She served in the United States Navy from 1971-1979. Following her service in the Navy, Pam attended the University of Cincinnati, Drake University and graduated with a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. She worked at hospitals in Hoxie, Kansas, Genoa and Schuyler, Nebraska.

On March 18, 1998, she married Clifford J. Buren in Las Vegas, Nevada. They lived in Schuyler until 2000 when they moved to Richland. Besides working at Schuyler Memorial Hospital, Pam also worked at Muelich Oil, Tiny Bubbles Bar and helped at Willow Haven Floral during holiday seasons. She was currently employed at Dickie Doodles convenience store in Columbus.

Pamela is survived by her husband Clifford of Richland, parents Richard L. and Clauda Graham of College Springs, Iowa; one sister, Becky Graham, Kansas City, Missouri, four brothers, Steve and his wife Sue Graham, New Market, Iowa; Rodney and his wife Sharron Graham, Shambaugh, Iowa, Curtis Graham of Radford, Virginia; Brian and his wife Shelly Graham of Villisca, Iowa; one son, Jesse and his wife Luciana Buren, Neosha, Iowa; three grandchildren-James Buren of Dumas, Texas; Brianna and Colton Hopkins of New Fairview, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and uncles.

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Burk, Ruth Beery, age 87, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2006. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Ruth Irene Burk was born June 8, 1918, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Stephen Glenn Beery and Lena Margaret (Probasco) Beery. She was a 1936 graduate of Clarinda High School. Ruth was united in marriage January 1, 1948 to William (Bill) Addison Burk in Clarinda, Iowa. He preceded her in death March 6, 1977.

Ruth had worked at Paris-Dunn Manufacturing and Lisle Corporation and was a long time employee of Clarinda Hardware. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa and the Christian Women's Fellowship. Ruth was a member of Eastern Star for over fifty years. She enjoyed playing Pinochle and Canasta, reading, gardening and canning. Her great enjoyment was her family nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great, great nieces and nephews.

Preceding Ruth in death were her parents; husband, Bill; and brother, Gerald Beery.

Survivors include her sister, Doris Miller of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Marie Beery of Gladstone, Missouri; nieces, Sandra Bramble and husband Ron of Clarinda, Iowa; Bev Florke of Agency, Missouri; Vernelle Coffelt and husband Jerry of Mission, Kansas; nephew, Brent Beery and wife Mindy of Lombard, Illinois, nephew, Leo Gourley and wife Virginia of Clarinda, Iowa; niece, Evelyn Sandquist of Creston, Iowa; great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews.


Burleson, D.G., one of our honored citizens, died suddenly about 6 o’clock last evening at his home in south Clarinda, from heart trouble. The funeral will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow at the home. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 7, 1899


Burroughs, Jesse Wallace, 77, of Marietta, Ohio, died March 8, 2006 at 2:38 p.m. at Harmar Place.

Services were March 12, 2006 at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, Reno, Ohio with the Rev. Karen Martindell officiating. He was cremated with internment to be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Last Chance Corral in care of Victoria Doss, 5350 Pomroy Road, Athens, Ohio 45701.

He was the son of Jesse Wallace Burroughs Sr. and Ethel Frances Elkins Burroughs. He was born July 20, 1928, in Shambaugh, Iowa, the eldest son of nine children. He attended school in the Clarinda, Iowa area. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a master Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion Post 64. He was a master mechanic. He retired from the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan. He loved horses and spent a lot of time with them. He was a member of Washington County Branch of Ohio Horsemans Council. He was married March 19, 1977 to Delores Woodstock in Detroit, Michigan.

Survivors include his wife Delores of the home and two children James E. Burroughs, and Brenda C. Burroughs of Florida, two step children Frederick William Woodstock III, Detroit Michigan and Kristen Woodstock, Washington DC and two step grandchildren Andrew and Joseph Woodstock Detroit, Michigan. As well as sisters Patty Baker, Rose Harms, Geraldine Majors (Ed), Shirley Thomas (Verne), Jeanne Williams (Charles), Leona Clark and brothers Marion Burroughs (Carolyn) and Vincent Burroughs (Junelle).

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brother-in-laws, Bob Clark, Winifred Harms and Alvin Baker.


Burt, Vernon M. "Dusty," age 89, died September 21, 2005, of Mt. Juliet, TN.

He is survived by his wife; Mildred R. Burt of Mt. Juliet, son; Norman Paxton, Torrance, CA, daughters; Virginia Miller, Salt Lake City, Utah, Misti Sciotto, Florida, Judy Howard and Diane Sumner both of Mt. Juliet; and Glenda Boucher of Florida. Sisters; Marjorie Anderson and Joanne Miers of Clarinda, Iowa. Thirteen grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Reverend Billie Friel officiated. Interment Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. The Senior Men's Sunday School Class of Mt. Juliet First Baptist Church were pallbearers.


Bench, Naomi Maeder, 71, of Loveland passed away Sunday morning, October 22, 2006 in Loveland, Colorado at the Hospice Care McKee Medical Center.

Naomi was born in Corning, Iowa to Edward L. and Lois (Frederick) Maeder on September 22, 1935. Naomi attended and graduated from Corning High School and attended college at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Naomi had worked in vocational therapy and as a bookkeeper and receptionist in a dental office.

Naomi married Bill N. Bench on August 22, 1964 in Atlantic, Iowa. They had lived Clarinda, Iowa, Colorado City, Colorado and moving to Loveland in 1986. Bill preceded her in death on August 6, 2003.

Naomi was an active member of Mountain View Presbyterian Church having sung in the church choir and active in the various church programs. She was a member of the Ladies Elks, Loveland Lodge #1051 and the Foothills Service League.

Grandchildren were her main interest along with flower and vegetable gardening, reading, golf, sewing and crafts. She loved the participation with people in her church and organizational groups and helping where ever she could. She loved playing the organ and singing whether previously in church or in her home. Naomi also enjoyed her cabin on the Buckhorn.

Survivors include her son Kenneth Chandler and wife Rita of Loveland, Co.; two daughters: Beth Prather and husband Gene of Loveland, Co.; Marilyn Napoletan and husband Phil of Glenwood Springs, Co.; step-son: Allen Bench and wife Marla of Vancouver, Washington; step-daughter: Barbara Hale and husband Jim of Clarinda, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother: Bernard Maeder and wife Margaret of Corning, Iowa; 2 sisters: Margaret Penfold of Corning, Iowa; Eleanor Ogburn and husband Darrell of Corning, Iowa; 1 sister in law: Hazel Maeder of Corning, Iowa; 1 brother deceased: Edward Maeder.

Cremation has been conducted. A memorial service will be held from Mountain View Presbyterian Church on Thursday, 11:00a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County or Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Barnhart, Robert LeRoy, age 54, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Sunday, November 5, 2006 at his home near Clarinda, Iowa.

Viewing and visitation will be held 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Robert LeRoy Barnhart was born November 25, 1952 at Shenandoah, Iowa to Clifford Barnhart and Pauline (Gardner) Barnhart. He was a veteran of the Vietnam era serving in the United States Army.

He worked in the auto salvage business. Robert enjoyed working on old cars, fishing and watching his children race. He was good at building things and could do custom fabrication of most any material.

Survivors include his children, Larrianne Miracle of North Carolina, Mylissa Heddinger of Colorado, Mylinda 
Troxel of Des Moines, Iowa and Robert Barnhart of Clarinda, Iowa; ten grandchildren, including Tyler, Sterling 
and Natasha Troxel; brothers and sisters, Clifford Barnhart and wife Patty of Essex, Iowa, Carolyn Bullinger of 
Sharpsburg, Iowa, Neil Barnhart of Corning, Iowa, Alice Beebe and husband Gary of Kent, Iowa, Kay Winter of 
Sharpsburg, Iowa, Evelyn McAuley of Dearborn, Missouri, and Suz Mysiewiez and husband Lenny of Knob 
Knoster, Missouri.

Berringer, Harrison Lawson - Harrison Lawson Berringer was born near Dayton, Ohio, in Mad River township, on July 1, 1836. He was the youngest of thirteen children. His parents dying while yet a babe, he was taken into the home of Jacob R. Roher of Tippicanoe City, Ohio, where he made his home until he was eighteen years of age. In 1854 he came to Iowa, and later located at Corning, Iowa, where he was united in marriage to Elizabeth M. Miller on December 13, 1859. To this union were born five children W.D. and C.C. Berringer of Clarinda, Mrs Ida Goecker of Yorktown , Mrs May Carlson of Creston and Mrs Grace Herzberg also of Yorktown. His companion preceded him in death two years ago the 17th of this coming February.

The deceased has been a patient sufferer for the past three years having been confined to his bed for more than two and a half years. He passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs Goecker, December 26, 1920, at 2:34 -.m.

Mr Berringer had been a resident of Yorktown for about ten years, coming here from Clarinda. The pallbearers were Harve Steeve, J.O. Friend, Frank Barker, Vern Berringer, Harry Goecker and A.J. Carlson. The funeral services were held at the house at 11 o'clock and at the Christian church in Clarinda in the afternoon conducted by Rev Snodgrass. The music was furnished by a trio. The burial was made at the Birchwood [Clarinda] cemetery.

Those who attended the funeral from a distance were, Mr and Mrs N.G. McPherrim of Corning, William McPherrin of Villisca, W.F. Miller, Mrs Sam Robbins and Will Robbins of Hopkins, Mo., O.T. Miller of Bedford, N.W. Miller and John Miller and Mr and Mrs Sam Reid of Siam, Mrs O.D. Pendell and Belden Pendell of Omaha and Vern Berringer of Council Bluffs.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 6, 1921

For fifty years a resident of Page County, having broken sod on the prairies east of what is now Braddyville, in the early days, and for many years been a restaurant keeper in Clarinda, and Yorktown, Harris Lawson Berringer passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 26th, at his home in Yorktown, where for two years he has been confined to his bed with illness. He was past 84 years . of age. Short services were held in the Goecker residence in Yorktown Monday morning, the body being taken to Clarinda cemetery for interment, conducted by Rev. R. C. Snodgrass. The surviving children are W. D. and C. C. Berringer of Clarinda, Mrs. May Carlson of Creston, and the two daughters, Mrs. Grace Herzberg and Mrs. Ida Goecker of Yorktown, who for years past have rendered constant attention to their father in his final days. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 30, 1920


Black, William Irvin - W. I. Black passed away at his home on 17th and Chestnut streets Tuesday evening at eight o'clock, after a prolonged illness. Mr. Black had been in poor health for several years and for a number of weeks was very low.. He was an old resident of Clarinda, having lived here for over thirty-five years. Besides his daughter, Mrs. O. M. Cook, of this city, he leaves three other children: Mrs. J. M. Boggs, of Wray, Colo., Rev. Chas. Black, of Clinton, Ill., and Mrs. Monroe, of Salt Lake City. The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock. An obituary will appear in our next issue. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 12, 1909


Black, William Irvin - William Irvin Black was born in Tycoming county, Pennsylvania, April 24th, 1830, and died in Clarinda August 10th, 1909, aged 79 years, 3 months and 26 days.

He moved to Jones county, Iowa, in 1858, and was united to Florinda Ann Johnson June 26th, 1860. To the union there were born four children: Mrs J.M. Boggs, Wray, Colo.; Mrs C.H. Monroe, Salt Lake City, Utah; Rev Samuel Charles Black, Boulder, Colo., and Mrs O.M. Cook, Clarinda.

He came to Clarinda in 1868 and lived here continuously up to the time of his death. His wife passed away March 5th, 1908. Father Black learned the carpenter and cabinet trade early in life and followed it continuously up to 1906.

He enlisted in the war in 1862, serving until the end. He joined the Presbyterian church in Clarinda soon after coming here. His was a beautiful and simple life, patient in all his suffering and always looking on the bright side. In the absence of his pastor, Rev J.W. Abel preached the funeral service.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 19, 1909