Page County, Iowa obituaries B-names

Baak, Diana F. Bailey, was born October 9, 1948 at Riverton, Wyoming to Harold Francis Bailey and Freda Ellen (Oxley) Bailey. Diana enjoyed spending her time and energy with her grandchildren and loved her flower beds. She was very active in the community and her contagious smile and laugh will be missed by many.

Diana passed away Wednesday evening, January 6, 2010 at Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 61. She was preceded in death by her father Harold, brother Kenneth Bailey, grandson Matthew Lovitt, and in-laws Julius and Alberta Baak.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Baak of New Market, Iowa; mother, Freda Bailey, Clarinda, Iowa; children Yvonne Peterson and husband Matt of Emerson, Iowa, Jamie Wymore and wife Codi of Hopkins, Missouri, Mike De Anda and fiance Cathy Cozad of Clarinda, Iowa, Brenda Bonsall and husband Chuck of Dunlap, Iowa, and Jodi Strasser and husband Chris of DeSoto, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren; brother Howard Bailey and wife Vivian of St. Joseph, Mo., and sister Linda Dittemore and husband Tom of Littleton, Colo.; brother-in-law Dale Baak and wife Susan of Holstein, Iowa and sister-in-law Pearl Keesling and husband Wayne of Deloit, Iowa.

Services were held Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa. Memorials are suggested in her name. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda provided arrangements.


Bailey, Doyle Lee - Doyle Lee Bailey was born March 12, 1956, to Alora and Jack (LeRoy) Bailey of Clearfield, Iowa. He passed away October 30, 2009 from a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Doyle attended Clearfield Community School until 1966, at which time his family moved to Clarinda, Iowa.

He graduated with the Class of 1974, Clarinda High School. When Doyle was young, he and his parents took a vacation out West, where he fell in love with the mountains and the Western life. After Doyle had completed his Welding Tech certificate at Iowa Central Community College, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, he moved to Powell, Wyo., to complete college coursework in Outdoor Recreation.

Moving farther west, Doyle found employment with Youth Conservation Corps of National Park Service, working in Yellowstone, and Grand Teton near Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Lost River Range at Mackay, Idaho, even reaching Oregon City, Ore., to work for house painting contractor and eventually landscape irrigation. But in 1998, he moved to the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula, Mont., working as a builder for several log home manufacturers. He purchased a house and acreage at Stevensville, where he lived the rest of his life.

In 2000, he married Dianne Miller and together they enjoyed raising horses. Doyle loved working with wood and always had an ongoing project.

Left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Dianne of the home; his brother, Dennis Bailey (Sandy) of Clarinda, Iowa; his sister, Jeannette England (Larry) of Clearfield, Iowa; three nieces, Tanya Roberts, Cody McGargill and Joan Hardee; two nephews, Jeff Longfellow and John Longfellow; and many other relatives and lifelong friends.

Even though Doyle loved the West, he always considered Iowa his home. We will miss him, in his passing. Memorial service was held November 11, 2009, at Clearfield United Methodist Church, Clearfield, Iowa. Private burial of ashes will take place at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.


Baker, Dixie Jean Clayton - Funeral services for Dixie J. Baker, age 63, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Friday, July 3, 2009 at Care Center, Sioux City, Iowa were held Friday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa, with Don Barnett officiating.

Visitation with the family was 9:30 -10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Dixie Baker Memorial Fund. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Dixie Jean Baker was born March 31, 1946, in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Ellis Vernon Clayton and Golda Anna (Gray) Clayton. Dixie grew up in Clarinda and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1964. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Dixie moved to Sioux City in 1979 and she worked for a nursing home.

Dixie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lowell Clayton.

Surviving Dixie are her children, Chris Baker and wife Nicole of Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska, Donielle Ver Meer and husband Michael of Pella, Iowa, Danielle Ray and husband Chris, Lacy Wood and husband Don of Savannah, Georgia; grandchildren, Christian and Quin Baker, Starlee and Matthew Ver Meer, Jesse, Paige and Jonathan Ray, Collin, Irwin and Eli Wood; step granddaughters Sami and Cevanna Wood; sister-in-law, Joyce Clayton of Braddyville, Iowa; nieces, Rhonda Baker and Karen Jones and nephew John Clayton; cousins and many friends.


Barnes, Marjorie Wilma Brown - Funeral services for Marjorie Barnes, age 84 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa will be held Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Ed Simmons officiating. Visitation with the family to be 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society or to the Clarinda Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Marjorie Wilma Barnes was born June 6, 1924 in Nodaway, Iowa, the daughter of Warren Guy Brown and Elizabeth Mary (Boham) Brown. She grew up in Villisca and attended Villisca High School. She was united in marriage to Delmer King and to this union a daughter, Diana was born. Marjorie later married Virgil Dukes. Virgil preceded her in death in 1979. In 1982, she was united in marriage to R. C. Barnes and he passed away in 1985.

Marjorie lived most of her adult life in Clarinda where she worked at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. She retired in 1975 to take care of her husband Virgil. After his death, she returned to MHI working in the sewing and linen department until she married R. C. Barnes in 1982.

Retiring again in 1982, she and her husband continued to live in Clarinda. R. C. passed away in 1985. Her health required her to move to Goldenrod Manor in 2006.
Marjorie was a member of the Free Methodist Church. She was a member of T.O.P.S from 1979 to 1984, having served the organization at the regional level.

Marjorie was passionate about writing poetry and enjoyed bird watching and crocheting. She liked to fish and she and Virgil made annual trips to Minnesota. Marjorie and Virgil bought a camper and camped often. She had never learned to drive and after Virgil's death, her son-in-law, Ron taught her to drive and she was proud to get her driver's license.

She enjoyed her family and looked forward to family gatherings and the eating contests between the men. Her specialty was fried chicken cooked in lard. Marjorie was a good dancer and looked forward to area dances. She was a compassionate care giver to her brother Warren and sister Viona.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Diana Eichhorst and husband Ron of Clarinda, Iowa; grandsons, Kevin Eichhorst and wife Sara of Kansas City, Missouri, Troy Eichhorst and Karolyn Allen of Omaha, Nebraska; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Kristina and Kandace Eichhorst, Sean Allen and Nicole Eichhorst; brother, Wesley Brown and wife Thelma of Monett, Missouri; sister, Verda England of Seattle, Washington; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents; three husbands, Delmer King, Virgil Dukes, R.C. Barnes; brother, Warren Brown; sisters, Lola Harms, Mary Krueger, Viona Gardner.

Although Marjorie will be greatly missed, Her love and inspiration will live on through her family. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.


Barnes, Sarah Emma Fincher Riddle - Sarah Emma (Fincher) Riddle-Barnes was born May 1, 1925 the daughter of Constance Fincher and Minnie Frances (Hopkins) Fincher in Bucknell, Iowa, a coal mining camp, and attended school in Tama, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Ralph Jerome Riddle on August 21, 1942.

To that union were born ten children all of whom survive, Ralph E. Riddle and Jeanette of Oxford, Ala.; Richard A. Riddle and Diane of Clearmont, Mo.; Ronald L. Riddle of Spain; Linda M. Meier and Ron of Clarinda, Iowa; Patricia J. Van Fosson and Larry of Braddyville, Iowa; Rebecca J. Parker of Braddyville, Iowa; Constance L. Riddle of Olympia, Wash.; Robert E. Riddle and Sandy of New Market, Iowa; Mona P. Jackson and Kenny of College Springs, Iowa; Timothy C. Riddle of Clarinda, Iowa. Ralph passed away September 30, 1971, in Braddyville, Iowa. She was then married to Robert Barnes on January 23, 1985, in Odessa, Tex.

Sally, as she was known to her friends, Aunt Dude by her nieces and nephews, loved entertaining, with her delicious home cooked meals and spent many hours playing cards with both family and friends. In her earlier years much time was spent making many of her girls clothes as they were growing up.

Another love of hers was doing all kinds of crafts, as I am sure many of you have something that she made whether it be plastic canvas, crochet, or embroidery, which she did to the very end. Sally enjoyed traveling, seeing the sights in 40 plus states, through a bus window or a car windshield.

Throughout her life she spent many hours in her vegetable and flower gardens, canning and freezing countless quarts of fruits and vegetables. She took great pride in her bread baking and cinnamon rolls, which were requested for many family gatherings. Her children remember the delicious fried chicken and homemade egg noodles. Sally found time after children were gone to be a volunteer with the Red Cross for ten years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and brothers John, Sylvester, Ralph, Raymond and Paul Fincher, a grandson, Bradley Jerome Hutt and a great-grandson, Jackson Reed Riddle.

She is survived by all ten of her children, 27 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, sister Lucille Sterner of Boone, Iowa, two sisters-in-law Betty Ogle of Missouri and Barbara Riddle of Iowa City, Iowa, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Ted Welch officiating. Interment was at Braddyville Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to Westridge Quality Care Flower Garden or American Red Cross. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.


Bedford Times-Press
Thursday      September 7, 1939      p. 3
Anna Shearer Bebout
Anna Shearer, the only daughter of Henry and Charlotte Shearer, was born October 1, 1862 in Page county, Iowa, and died on August 26, 1939 at the home of her son Harold Bebout of Norwalk, Calif., aged 75 years, 10 months and 25 days.
On November 1, 1888 she was united in marriage to George Bebout and to them seven children were born, Lola, Nellie, Roy, Georgia, Charlotte, Clarence and Harold.
Mrs. Bebout was preceded in death by her parents and son Clarence, who met death accidentally in 1917.
She is survived by her four daughters, Lola Besco of Bedford who helped care for her mother the last three months of her illness; Nellie Mann of Camerville, Calif.; Charlotte Miller of Hopkins; and Georgia Waldruff of Clearmont, Mo.; and two sons, Roy Bebout of Hopkins and Harold Bebout of Norwalk, Calif. Also one brother, J. D. Shearer of Hopkins, a half-brother, J. R.Waldruff of Braddyville, a half sister, Cora Ridnour of Seneca, Nebr., eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Mrs. Bebout became a member of the Christian church at Braddyville and later transferred her membership to the Christian church of Hopkins. Most of her life was spent in and about the communities of Braddyville and Hopkins.
Six years ago she went to Norwalk, Calif., to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mann and her son Harold.
Mrs. Bebout's funeral was held at the Shearer church in Clarinda, Rev. C. Max Buck of Bedford in charge. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

[from Julia Johnson - juliajoh@usc.ed]


Beery, Lowell Eugene - Lowell Eugene Beery, 76, of Winsted, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at his residence. He was born on October 15, 1932 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Jennings B. and Geneva A. Wolfe Beery.

Lowell honorably served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War on the USS Higbee. On October 13, 1961, Lowell E. Beery and Nadine Queener were joined in marriage in Marysville, California. He was formerly employed at a service station, Koote Engineering and also as a security guard.

Lowell enjoyed motorcycle riding, traveling, gold mining near Paradise, Calif., fishing, four wheel driving and hunting.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law and best friend: Audrey M. and Frank A. Boswell of Montrose, Minn.; two granddaughters: Laura and Tina; two grandsons: Brian and Michael; step-son: Michael Finley; a sister: Margaret Whitehill of Chico, Calif.; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nadine on January 10, 1993, step-son, Patrick, his parents, three brothers and a sister.

A memorial service for Lowell Beery was held on Sunday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m.. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Online condolences may be made to:

Bix, Robert Paul "Bob" - Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Bix, age 78, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Monday, October 12, 2009 at Westridge Care and Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor John Smith officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa.

Robert Paul Bix, Clarinda, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2009, surrounded by his family at the Westridge Care and Rehab Center. He was 78 years old.

Robert "Bob" Bix was born January 6, 1931, near Siam, Iowa, to parents, David Paul Bix and Nina Ocie (Apple) Bix. Bob grew up in the Braddyville area, attending the Nixon Country School and Braddyville High School, graduating in 1949. He was united in marriage to Betty Hughes on October 9, 1949 at Church of God, Shambaugh, Iowa.

Bob worked for several years at the Berry Seed Company, Clarinda, Iowa. He later worked many years on the Anderson Ranch. From 1968 until his retirement in 1991, he worked as a salesman for the Butternut/Old Home Bread Corporation.

In his earlier years, Bob enjoyed the outdoors, deer hunting, and antique auctions. Later, during his retirement, he enjoyed his morning coffee group at Vaughn's. He loved traveling and visited many places with local tour groups. He especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participating in sporting events.

Preceding Bob in death were his parents; wife, Betty; brother, Donald Bix.

Survivors include his children, Rebecca (Tom) Ihringer of Fargo, North Dakota, Michael (Chari) Bix of Clarinda, Iowa, Christine (Bob) Geer of New Market, Iowa; and Jon (Daphne) Bix of Coin, Iowa; eleven grandchildren, Gene Geer Jr., Robert Geer Jr., Matthew Ihringer, Corey Bix, Jessica Ihringer, Amanda (Ben) Vardaman, Jenny Geer, Kara Geer, Noah Bix, Elijah Bix, and Haley Bix; great-grandchild, Dylan Vardaman. Survivors also include his sister, Betty Jordan, Dallas, Oregon; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Dale) Carver, Tucson, Arizona and Sheryl (Dee) McComb of Shenandoah, Iowa. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bob will be missed by his family and friends, but his love and inspiration will live on through his family. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.


Blackford, Grace Roylyn Walker - Funeral services for Grace Blackford, 89, Burlington Junction, Mo., who entered into peace Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at Golden Living Community, Maryville, Mo., was held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Church, Burlington Junction, Mo., with Reverend Emmett Reed officiating. Burial was in the Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction, Mo.

Grace Roylyn Walker Blackford was born on December 26, 1920 to John Alexander and Mary Etta (Waugh) Walker at the family home southwest of Burlington Junction and passed away on Friday, Feb. 5. The youngest of six children, Grace attended Quitman School until the fourth grade, then attended Hagey School until eighth grade.

She graduated from Maryville High School in 1939. Grace attended Northwest Missouri State Teacher's College in Maryville and graduated in 1944 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. She was a homemaker having lived her entire life, until moving to Maryville in 2008, within three miles of her birthplace. While in high school she was baptized into the Baptist Church in Maryville.

Grace married Ercille Truman Blackford on April 15, 1944, at the Baptist Church Parsonage in Maryville, Mo. Born to this union were two sons, John Eldon and James Leon. She was a member of the Christian Church of Burlington Junction, Mo., and served as Treasurer of the Christian Women's Fellowship since 1958. Grace taught Sunday School and was a youth leader for many years.

Grace was a 4-H leader and was a member of two local social groups; the Town and Country Club and the Friendly Neighbors Club for over fifty years. She was an active member of the Rolla Dicks Unit 315 American Legion Auxiliary, served as President of the Ohio Cemetery Board and was a substitute teacher for the West Nodaway High School for many years. Grace enjoyed sewing, crocheting and reading.

Preceding Grace in death are her parents; husband, Ercille on February 10, 1999; sisters, Doris Appleman and Mildred Howard and brothers, Clifford Walker and Oren Walker.

Survivors include her sons, John and wife Jill Blackford of Burlington Junction, Mo., and Jim and wife Beverly Blackford of Maryville, Mo.; three grandsons, Nathan and wife Andrea Blackford of Liberty, Mo., Benjamin Blackford of Maryville, Mo., and Tanner Blackford of Columbia, Mo.; one granddaughter, Brooke Blackford of Olathe, Kan.; one great-grandson, Connor Blackford of Liberty, Mo.; one sister, Maxine and husband Ray Nolt of Lee's Summit, Mo.; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.


Blasi, Jerald Dean - Funeral services for Jerald Blasi, age 81 of Clarinda, Iowa, who passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center were held Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Pastor Daryl Tompkins officiated. Visitation with the family was held 6-8 p.m., Monday evening at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Jerald Dean Blasi was born January 30, 1928, in Pulaski, Iowa. He was the son of Arthur Edward Blasi and Lucille Ethel (Augspurger) Blasi. Jerald was baptized into the Mennonite faith in Pulaski, Iowa on June 1, 1941, by his great grandfather W.W. Miller.

His baptism verse was Matthew 20:27-28. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1945 and joined the Army Specialized Training Reserve Program. He attended that program in Wyoming until he reached 18 years of age when he was called to active duty. Jerald served as a medic at Camp Lee in St. Petersburg, Virginia from June 1945 until being discharged as a staff sergeant in March 1947. On October 1, 1946, Jerald married Martha Jessen at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ottumwa, Iowa. They were blessed with four daughters.

Jerald was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on November 30, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ottumwa, Iowa. His confirmation verse was Acts 2:47. He graduated from Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa, in 1950 and from Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri in 1958 and continued with additional studies at the Universities of Iowa and Nebraska.

Jerald was a teacher and coach in his hometown of Pulaski, as well as in Batavia and Keota, Iowa. He came to Clarinda in 1962 as high school principal. From 1964-1970 he was the superintendent of the Clarinda Community School district and went on to be director of student services at Iowa Western Community College.

He also served as associate dean of the Clarinda campus. In 1975, after 25 years in education, he became the first human resource manager for the new NSK facility in Clarinda. Due to a serious illness, he retired after 15 years with the company.

Jerald was active in his community and his church. He served on the school board and taught classes at the college. He served St. John Lutheran Church as an elder, a choir member, president of the congregation, Sunday School teacher and various other boards.

Following his retirement, he enjoyed doing volunteer work, delivering meals, working at the museum, and various other activities. Jerald enjoyed walking many miles a day and playing cribbage at the Lied Center.

He is survived by Martha, his wife of 62 years; his daughters Cheryl (Donald) Vincent of Omaha, Neb.; Donna (Richard) White- head of Walford, Iowa; Janice (Royce) Duncan of Maryville, Mo.; and Kelly (Phil) Lasher of Erie, Pa. Jerald had nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers: Dwight (Jeanie) Blasi, of Pulaski, Iowa and Robert (Beverly) Blasi, of Glenwood, Iowa.

Preceding Jerald in death were his parents.

Jerald will be remembered for his great sense of humor and the little songs he used to sing to amuse himself and others. His love and inspiration will live on through his family. May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn his passing.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.


Brace, Beverly "Jean" Copple - Beverly "Jean" Brace, 79, of Davenport, Iowa, died Monday, April 20, 2009 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Genesis VNA, Bettendorf, Iowa. In accordance with her wishes, her body was deeded to the University of Iowa organ research department. Memorial services will be held at a later date. A memorial fund will be established in her memory. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jean was born in 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa to John "Arlie" and Eda Copple. She married Paul J. Brace on June 17, 1951 in Clarinda, Iowa. She received her Masters Degree from Western Illinois University in 1985. Jean was a teacher for 30 years with Adams Elementary School, Davenport.

Prior to her retirement in 1992, she was a recipient of the Golden Apple teaching award. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and their choir, Davenport Education Association, Iowa State Education Association and the National Education Association.

Survivors include her husband, Paul; daughters, Bev (Ralph) Mundt of Portage, Ind., Becky (Bob) Schmitt of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Barb (Jim) Kiser of Medina, Ohio, and BJ (Mark) Ballard of Coal Valley, Ill.; grandchildren, Nathan, Greg and Eric Mundt, Jenny and Julia Schmitt, Nick and Katie Kiser, and Kyle and Ryan Ballard, and sister, Janyce Carns of Salem, Ore.

Bredensteiner, Gerald Henry "Shorty" - Gerald Henry "Shorty" Bredensteiner was born November 23, 1929 in Westboro, Missouri, the son of Henry John and Martha Minnie (Leibfort) Bredensteiner. He passed away on Saturday morning, June 13, 2009 at the Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah, at the age of 79 years, 6 months and 21 days.

Shorty grew up in the Westboro area. He attended the Yale Country School and Westboro High School. He later served in the United States Army from April of 1952 until August of 1953 during the Korean War. He then returned home to start farming, which he continued his entire life.

On January 29, 1955, he was married to Mary Lou Moore and to this union two sons were born, Tim and Tom. Mary Lou passed away after 25 years of marriage in June of 1980. On November 26, 1982, Shorty was married to P. Jean (Gearheart) Young. They have been married for 26 years and have shared many memorable moments with family and friends.

Shorty farmed with his son Tim in the Westboro and Shenandoah community. He was a loyal member to the Elks Club where he played cards and shared many memories with his friends. Special times spent with his grandchildren, family and friends gave Shorty much enjoyment. He loved to spend time fishing, riding the tractor or 4-wheeler with his grandkids. Many great vacations kept him occupied in his later years with his wife Jean.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Mary Lou; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Bredensteiner.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Bredensteiner of Shenandoah, Iowa; two sons, Tim Bredensteiner and his wife Patty of Shenandoah, Iowa; Tom Bredensteiner and his wife Carla of Minneapolis, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Cassie and Colby Bredensteiner of Shenandoah, Iowa, Ryan and Lauren Bredensteiner of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a brother, Stanley Bredensteiner of Westboro, Missouri; step-children, Bruce Young and his wife Brenda of Essex, Iowa, Brenda Myers and her husband Pat of Kiowa, Kansas; Scott Young of Essex, Iowa; Diane Young of Essex, Iowa; step-grandchildren, Will Young and Karen Nelson of Indianola, Iowa; Kenny Young of Essex, Iowa; Justin Myers and his wife Jennifer of Shawnee, Kansas; Jeremy Myers of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Josh Myers and Kay-Leigh Jones of Independence, Missouri; Jared McManis and his wife Erin of Essex, Iowa; Clayton Young and Bradley Young of Essex, Iowa; two step- great-grandchildren, Zane McManis and Xander Jones; along with many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. There will be a private family burial at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery at Northboro, Iowa at a later date. Visitation with the family present was held on Monday evening, June 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah.

Memorials were suggested to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.


Brown, Lowell "Duane" - Funeral services for Lowell "Duane" Brown, age 86 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Saturday, April 18, 2008 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa.

Lowell Duane Brown "Brownie" was born July 30, 1922 in Hopkins, Missouri, the son of Fred Edward Brown and Stella Fay (Wilson) Brown. He grew upon a farm in southwest Iowa with his sister, Opal and brothers, Ludlo and Marvin. In 1942 he married Leona Johnson. Five children, Arieta, Marilyn, Jim, Jon and Joel were born of this union.

As a young man, Brownie worked as a farmhand. His brothers brag that he could pick 100 bushel of corn in a day. Most people knew Brownie as a truck driver. He drove for Bill Orr Trucking, New Market Oil Company, Watson Brothers, Miller Oil Company, Midwest Viking, Keane Thummel Trucking and many others.

Brownie spent one year loading logs on the rail cars in Grand Ronde, Oregon. His later years were spent with Shirley Stone, fianc� and companion of twenty three years.
Brownie's great love was his grandchildren! He had seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. He also enjoyed visits from Shirley's family.

Left to cherish Brownie's memory are his children, Arieta Miers and husband Bill of New Market, Iowa, Marilyn Beemer and husband Garold of Loveland, Colorado, Jim Brown and wife Kathy of Loveland, Colorado, Jon Brown of Murray, Kentucky and Joel Brown of Loveland, Colorado; grandchildren, Debbie and Ryan Gagala of Downers Grove, Illinois, Anita and Phillip Wardenburg of Creston, Iowa, Bill and Connie Miers of Altoona, Iowa, Dan and Ursula Miers of Indianola, Iowa, Jamie and Ryan Hale of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Matthew and Tamara Brown of Longmont, Colorado, Josh Brown of Loveland, Colorado; great grandchildren, Terry, Robert, Cheresse and Laura, Lucas, Dane and Tessa, Abbie, Cody, Timmy and Shyanne, Jessica and David, Mason, Isabelle and Alyson, Mackenzie and the twins; brother, Marvin Brown and wife Georgia of New Market Iowa; sister-in-law, Betty Lee of Bedford, Iowa; nieces nephews and many friends.

Preceding Brownie in death were his parents; sister, Opal Hutcheson; brother, Ludlo Brown; and great granddaughter, Marilyn Rose.

The Brown boys are known as story tellers and jokesters.
Brownie will be missed family and his many friends.
The memories will remain in our hearts forever. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.


Brown, Robert Harold "Bob" - Robert "Bob" Harold Brown, 65, of Clarinda, passed away Sunday morning, June 7, 2009 at home. He was born March 2, 1944 in Clarinda to Harold (Shorty) and Marvel (Burns) Brown. On September 9, 1968 Bob married Mary Casper in Omaha, Neb. He was a veteran in the Air Force. Bob enjoyed truck driving, horses, dogs and fixing things, especially lawn mowers.

He is preceded in death by; his parents and sister: Joan Kemery.

Bob is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary; son: Rick Brown of Blanchard, Okla.; grandchildren: April, Robert, Ricky Jr., Christopher, Tony and Casey; seven great-grandchildren; sisters: Betty Vrba (Lambert) of Wynot, Neb., and Karen Melton of Omaha, Neb.; Host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Bedford. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials are suggested to the family. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda is assisting Bob's family with arrangements.


Brubaker, Gladys "Noreen" Drennen - Gladys Noreen Brubaker, the daughter of George Clifford and Doreen Drennen was born on February 7, 1944 in Clarinda, Iowa. She passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Noreen attended school in New Market, Iowa and graduated in 1962 from New Market High School. Noreen was united in marriage to David Hugh Brubaker in August, 1996. She worked for 22 years at the Clarinda Company. Noreen enjoyed reading, spending time with family and friends.

Noreen was preceded in death by her father and her husband.

Noreen is survived by her mother, two children; Roger David Brubaker of Clarinda, Iowa, and Kelly Marie Brubaker of Clarinda, Iowa; one brother Norman and wife Jeanne Drennen of Braddyville, Iowa; one sister Donna Schultz and husband Roger of Omaha, Nebraska; one nephew Chris Drennen and wife Robin of Braddyville, Iowa; one niece Amy Jo Drennen of Braddyville, Iowa; one great-niece and one great-nephew Baily and Eli of Braddyville, Iowa; family and friends.

There are no services to be held, as per Noreen's wishes. The Tradition of Walker-Merrick Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa provided the arrangements.


Burchland, Frances Michaels - Frances (Mrs. Thomas) Burchland, 84, of rural Gilman, died Saturday afternoon, October 24, at the Grandview Heights in Marshalltown.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. She was laid to rest in the Prairieview Cemetery at Gilman. Visitation was one-hour prior to the services. A memorial fund is being established. For condolences, please visit The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Frances and her family.

Born Frances Michaels on February 26, 1925, in Newburg, Iowa, she was the daughter of F. Friel and Minnie (Roseland) Michaels. She graduated from the Newburg High School's Class of 1942.

On November 28, 1943, she was united in marriage to Thomas Burchland at her family's home. They farmed in the Gilman community where she raised her family, worked along side of Tom and later worked at the Citizen's Savings Bank. Mrs. Burchland was a member of the Gilman Community Church, the Women's Circle of the church and the Good Will Neighborhood Club.

Frances will be fondly remembered for her hospitality ? delivering food and cards to those just home from hospitals, her famous Christmas meals and baking and cooking. She treasured her family ? especially the grand and great-grandchildren, had many funny expressions and was a hard-working lady.

Frances will be greatly missed by Tom, her loving husband of 65 years, four children: Sonja (the late John) Wilhau of Grundy Center, Karen (Steve) Freeborn of Ankeny, Kathy (Tom) Knoll of Clarinda and Mike (Nancy) Burchland of Gilman, 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and her sister, Dorothy Lyle of Marshalltown.

In death, she was rejoined with her parents, son-in-law John, brothers Gerald and Virgil Strand and sister Christine Strand.


Burham, William "Bill" - William (Bill) Burham died August 16, 2009 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee, Okla., after an extended illness.

Bill was born Nov. 15, 1951, the son of Anna Lou (Smith) and Bobby D. Burham in Clarinda, Iowa. Bill attended schools in Clarinda, Red Oak and Stanton, Iowa, where he graduated in 1969. Bill joined the United States Navy and served his country with honor on the USS Caloosihatchee in the Mediterranean waters during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1973.

He was employed with the United States Postal Service in Red Oak, Iowa, and the Bulk Handling Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Bill enjoyed all sports, and was a faithful Kansas City Royals fan, where he worked for a while selling beverages at the ball games. Later in Bill's life, he attended and graduated from Brown-Mackie College in Salina, Kan., as a para legal.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother Anna Lou Burham and both sets of grandparaents.

He is survived by his wife Christi Burham of McAlester, Okla.; his father Bobby Burham and wife Barbara of Clarinda, Iowa; five sisters, Bobbie Burham, Raytown, Mo., Deb Steiner and husband Pete of Holliston, Mass.; Shelley Anderson and husband Eric, Amy Elwood and husband Mark of Stanton, Iowa, and Marcy Schooley and husband Jon of Clary Center, Kan., and nieces and nephews.

May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Bryan, Audrey Evelyn - Audrey Evelyn Bryan, 82, was born in New Market, Iowa, and passed away peacefully at her home on September 17, 2009 with family by her side.

She was a Yuba/Sutter, California, resident since 1945. She worked as a waitress, grocery clerk at Midway and Warrens Market, and a Broker/Owner of Shamrock Realtors for over 25 years.

Audrey was a member of many organizations including Local and National Associations of Realtors, Red Hat Society, Grocery Clerk Union, Moose Lodge and life-time ticket holder of The Acting Company.

Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Bryan, her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Survivors include sons: David Bryan and wife Jackie, Doug Bryan and wife Carol, step-son Richard Bryan and wife Susan; two sisters Wanda Garrett and Paulyne Kelley; two brothers Boyd Joslyn, and Lewis Joslyn of Clarinda, Iowa, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in California. Any remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

Beery, Ila Marie Calfee - Ila Marie Beery, 74, Clearmont, Missouri, died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at the home of her daughter in New Market, Iowa.

She was born April 19, 1935 in Burlington Junction, Missouri, the daughter of Virgil and Bessie (Adkins) Calfee. A 1953 graduate of Burlington Junction High School, Ila Marie married Darrell Frederick Beery, July 19, 1953 in Elmo, Missouri.

She was a member of the Clearmont Christian Church and the "Birthday Bunch". Ila was a retired secretary at West Nodaway R I School, Burlington Junction, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband on October 12, 2007, her parents and a nephew, Trygve Ken Yarrington.

Survivors include: daughters: Risee' (Rod) Poole and Rhonda (Kelly) Glassgow, all of New Market, Iowa; five grandchildren: Tabitha and Scott Wharton, Jeremy Poole, Ben Poole; Jessa Glassgow and Kyle Glassgow; brothers: Don (Virginia) Calfee, Maryville, Missouri, and Lowell (Carol) Calfee, Burlington Junction, Missouri, and a sister: Evelyn (Louis) Wesley, Arma, Kansas.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Clearmont, Missouri, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Clearmont Christian Church, Clearmont, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the Showme Christian Children's Home, Sheridan, Missouri; Hospice of Southwest Iowa or the Clearmont Christian Church, Clearmont, Missouri. Arrangements by Price Funeral Home, ( Maryville, Missouri.


Baker, Patty Lou - Patty Lou Baker was born May 25, 1926 in Shambaugh, Iowa. She passed away on Sunday evening, March 7, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with Rev. Clark Finehout officiating.

Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery at Northboro, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will take place on Friday morning from 9:30 until service time at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. A memorial fund is being established. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.


Baldwin, Marjorie Ann Anderson - Marjorie Ann (Anderson) Baldwin was born at home in Bendina, Kansas on May 21, 1933, the daughter of James P. and Cynthia Ornelia (Bullock) Anderson. Marge entered into eternal peace on March 22, 2010 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Marge’s early years were spent in Bendina, KS until the age of 5 when the family moved to Gravity, IA. Following her 9th grade year the family moved to Clarinda, IA where she attended school and graduated. On June 1, 1951 she was united in marriage to Jack Baldwin in Eureka Springs, AR, the couple was blessed with 49 years of marriage before Jack’s passing on February 22, 2001.

During her working days Marge was employed at Earl May Seed Company for some 25 years and later at Eaton’s for 13 plus years until her retirement in 1988. Marge and Jack loved spending time at their home at the Lake of the Ozarks where they spent much time boating and water skiing. The couple also enjoyed camping.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack, sisters Mary Bussard, Virginia Barchus and an infant sister Phyllis; brother-in-law Whitey Davis; sister-in-law Norma Crew; and nephew Jim Davis.

Those left to honor her memory include her sister Norma Davis of Shenandoah, brother-in-law Bill Bussard of Overland Park, KS, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Behrhorst, Alice Marie Werts - Funeral services for Alice Marie Behrhorst, age 78, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa were held Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Nathan Dudley officiating.

Visitation with the family was held Tuesday, March 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Burial was in the Polsley Cemetery, rural Yorktown, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clarinda Lutheran School or to the donor's choice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Alice Marie Behrhorst was born December 28, 1931 at her family home in Taylor County, Iowa to Lawrence Werts and Leona (Head) Werts. She grew up in the New Market area and attended New Market Schools. Alice was confirmed in 1949 and became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was united in marriage to Herbert Behrhorst on October 31, 1949, at the Behrhorst farm, rural Clarinda. In this union they were blessed with five children: Karen, Dennis, Rodney, Michael and Kevin.

Alice was a very busy farm wife and mother. She planted large gardens for canning and freezing. Family was her main focus. As her children were growing up she was a 4-H leader for the Lincoln Luckies 4-H Club and an avid supporter of her boys' sports activities. Cooking was her love.

She worked at the Clarinda Country Club and then went to Forest Park Manor in Shenandoah as site manager and activity director for several years. Alice and Herb enjoyed spending time playing cards with family, friends, and neighbors. Alice loved watching her grandchildren grow up and excel at their activities.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Behrhorst; daughter-in-law, Betty Behrhorst and brother, Robert Werts.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Herbert Behrhorst of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Karen Gerdts and husband Bob of Lincoln, Nebraska, Dennis Behrhorst and Janet Carroll of Searcy, Arkansas, Rodney Behrhorst and wife Pat of Coin, Iowa, Kevin Behrhorst and wife Kristi of Clarinda, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Werts of Council Bluffs, Iowa; nieces; nephews and many friends.

Alice was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends; her love for them will be a memory that will remain in their hearts forever. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.


Bumgarner, Pearl Domeier - Pearl was born July 26, 1917 in Ohioiwa, Nebraska, the daughter of Jesse and Lydia (Thomas) Domeier. She passed away on Tuesday evening, October 27, 2009 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 92 years, 3 months and 1 day.

Pearl grew up in the York, Nebraska area. She graduated from high school and on October 5, 1938, she was united in marriage to Verdette Bumgarner in Concordia, Kansas. This union was blessed by three children, Verdell, Jane and Donald.

Pearl was a homemaker and worked as a hairdresser. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Falls City, Nebraska. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and playing bridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Verdell Bumgarner; four brothers, Earl, Merle, Dayle and Jesse Domeier; and a sister, Lois Krause.

Pearl is survived by her son, Dr. Donald Bumgarner and her wife Dr. Janet Bumgarner of Shenandoah, Iowa; her daughter, Jane Beekman of Falls City, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Jessica Bumgarner of Shenandoah, Iowa, B.J. Bumgarner of Omaha, Nebraska, Matthew Beekman of California, Davis Beekman of California; a brother, Lawrence Domeier and his wife Esther of Columbus, Nebraska; along with many other relatives and friends.

Burroughs, Rexine Evon Ahrens - Rexine Evon (Ahrens) Burroughs, age 69 of Shenandoah, Iowa, was born November 18, 1937 in Davenport, Nebraska, the daughter of Milton F. and Edna Pauline Bertha (Heiden) Ahrens.
She attended school in Shenandoah and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1955. On May 11, 1958, Rexine was united in marriage to Jerry Burroughs at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Rexine traveled with Jerry during his twenty year career in the United States Air Force from 1961-1981. During this time they were in Germany, Spain, Arkansas and Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Rexine worked at Spurgeon’s Department Store and for the Weekly Times. She loved spending time with her family and having lunch with her sisters. Rexine also enjoyed playing cards.
Rexine was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Colene Malmberg; In-laws, Charles and Margaret Burroughs; brothers-in-law, Francis and Gerald Burroughs and sister-in-law, Freda Burroughs.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry of the home; sisters, Elva Bramble and her husband Paul of Rockport, Missouri, Donis White and her husband Harlan of Red Oak, Iowa, Twila Hutchison and her husband Leonard of Shenandoah, Iowa, Pam Malzer and her husband Frank of Nebraska City, Nebraska; a brother, Bob Ahrens and his wife Karen of Shenandoah, Iowa; brother-in-law, Ben Burroughs and his wife Marilyn of Shenandoah, Iowa; sister-in-law, Charlotte Ditmars and her husband Hank of Farragut, Iowa along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, February 2, 2007 at Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. Visitation with the family was held on Thursday evening, March 1, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. A memorial fund is being established. Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.

Bussard, Hazel Webb - Hazel Bussard, the daughter of Amil and Fannie (Lendell) Webb, was born July 11, 1915, near Clyde, Missouri, and passed away January 6, 2004, at Elm Heights Park Crest Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in Imogene, Iowa, Hazel graduated from Imogene High School. On November 7, 1933, she was united in marriage to Estele Bussard, and to this union, a son, Gary was born.
Most of Hazel’s life was spent providing a home for her family. For several years, she was employed by Central Telephone Company in Imogene as a switchboard operator and many years at Earl May Seed and Nursery Company in Shenandoah. She and Estele retired in 1976 and remained living in Imogene until 1991 when they moved to Shenandoah. In 1998, they became a resident of Elm Heights Park Crest. Hazel was a member of the Imogene Methodist Church until its closing.
Hazel was a quiet, gentle, patient person with a sweet spirit. She was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She enjoyed going for rides in the car with Estele and often times would cut out the Family Circus cartoons sending them with a note to her grandchildren. She would play the piano for church and other various occasions. Hazel was a great role model and Christian.
Preceding Hazel in death were her parents; husband, Estele in 2000; daughter, Anita Jean; and sister, Naomi (Pat) Farnsworth.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Betty Bussard of Tarkio, Missouri; two grandsons and their wives, David and Michelle Bussard of Devils Lake, North Dakota and Michael and Lisa Bussard of Franklin, Tennessee; four great grandchildren, Joshua David, Caitlin McKenzie, Morgan Elizabeth and Andrew John Bussard. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Dean Farnsworth of Shenandoah; nieces, Mary Peterson of Shenandoah and Detra Braymen of Blanchard, Iowa; nephew, Ryan Farnsworth of Shenandoah plus other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Hazel’s life was held 1:30 P.M., Friday, January 9, 2004, at Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with Pastor Marcia Campbell officiating. Grandson, David Buzzard, told of his memories of his grandma. Serving at the memory register was Mary Peterson. Organist was Sidney Cooper and soloist was Dennis Martin who sang “How Great Thou Art”. Granddaughter, Caitlin Bussard, gave a prayer and grandson, Joshua Bussard, played a violin selection. Casket bearers were David Bussard, Michael Bussard, Ryan Farnsworth, Russell Braymen, Dan and David Peterson. Final resting place is at Monroe Cemetery, Imogene, Iowa. The Selby Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Butler, Esther Lorraine Saner Johnson - Esther Lorraine Johnson Butler, age 81, the son of Joseph J. and Margaret Ann (Laughlin) Saner was born August 27, 1923, in Imogene, Iowa, and passed away March 11, 1923, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in Imogene, where Esther received her education, she graduated in 1941 from Saint Patrick‘s High School. On September 2, 1950, she was united in marriage to Keith Johnson at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. They lived for a couple of years at Wapello, Iowa, and then near Essex, Iowa, until 1956 when they moved to Shenandoah. After Keith died in 1961, Esther continued to live in Shenandoah. On August 16, 1980, she was married to John “Jack” Butler at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah, moving to Red Oak, Iowa, where they owned and operated the Hilltop Motel until 1991 when Jack passed away.
Through the years Esther had been employed at Mount Arbor and Lakes Nurseries and West Page Improvement Center. She enjoyed playing golf, and performing in the Knights of Columbus Variety Show. On Thursday nights she could often be found sing at the American Legion Country Club with Bill Knittle accompanying her on the piano.
Preceding Esther in death were her parents; husbands, Keith Johnson in 1961 and John Butler in 1991; brothers, Ambrose, John and Louis Saner; and sister, Angela Larson.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-laws, Arnold and Mary Le Johnson of Houston, Texas and Roger and Juli Johnson of Omaha, Nebraska. Also surviving is her sister, Evalyn Saner of Shenandoah; grandchildren, Sarah and Aaron Johnson of Omaha; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 P.M. Monday at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah. A Rosary with family visitation to follow will begin 1:30 P.M. Sunday at the Selby Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church or Saint Patrick Catholic Church. The Selby Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Bowman, Kenneth Wayne - Kenneth Wayne Bowman, son of Lonnie Bryan and Verna Ida Pullen Bowman, was born at home in Nodaway, Iowa on August 15, 1924 and passed away at the Elm Heights/ Parkcrest Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at the age of 80.

Kenneth lived on a farm south of Nodaway until his family moved into a home in the town of Nodaway at the age of 14, later moving to Bedford with his grandparents until September of 1943 when he enlisted in the Navy. Kenneth attended school until 10th grade, and in 1969 Kenneth received his GED with his daughter when she graduated from Malvern High School. Kenneth also received education from the Boyles College for telegraphy in 1947 and Radio Repair National Institute in 1952. Kenneth served with the Navy from 1943-1945. On June 16, 1946 he was united in marriage to Mary R. Fisher at the First United Methodist Church in Villisca, Iowa. After their marriage they lived in Nodaway, Iowa, later living in the towns of Villisca, Red Oak, Malvern and Shenandoah. Through the years Kenneth had a variety of occupations, but the majority of his life he worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad. He later did radio repair and from 1978 until 2001 was a realtor, having Bowman Realty from 1989-2005. For over 13 years Kenneth worked for Jay Drug delivering drugs. Kenneth was a member of Malvern Masonic Lodge #58 A.F. & A.M. Glenwood, Iowa, Fremont/Page Board of Realtors, First United Methodist Church of Shenandoah, American Legion Post #88, and Eagles Aerie # 3849 of Shenandoah, Iowa. He loved to play with his grandson Levi, caring for his dogs, Megan and Bridget, coffee time with friends, collecting of die cast model cars, fishing and dancing.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Darlene Bowman, and a brother, Keith Bowman. Survivors include his wife Mary; son, K. Duane Bowman and wife Barb of Parker, CO; daughters, Deborah Bobbitt and husband Gary of Fremont, NE, Dana Detrick of Shenandoah, IA; grandson, Jamison Levi Detrick; step grandchildren, Scott and Amy Berg; sister, Shirley Walker of Cascade Locks, OR; brother, Dale Bowman and wife Betty of Corning, IA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and countless relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Services was held Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. James Gubser. Caring for flowers were Carolyn Ruhde and Sarah Hoffman. Attending the memory register were Betty Hodges and Betty Hoxie. Organist, Ardys Cowherd, accompanied vocalists, Lance and Janet Hensen. Ushers were Dan Finlay, Al Ruhde and Eldon Manchester. Honorary Pallbearers were Merlin Tasto, Dave Vanni, Levi Detrick, Tom Henderson and American Legion Post #88 Members. Pallbearers were Terry Pullen, Ray Gragg, Craig Canoyer, Steve Fisher, Eugene Pullen and Doug Bowman. Military Rites were given by American Legion Post #88 of Shenandoah, Iowa. Interment was in North Page Cemetery near Villisca, Iowa. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at

Barr, Frank Edwin - Frank Edwin Barr, 88, passed away Saturday morning at Clarinda Municipal hospital. The son of Frank and Flora Painter Barr, he was born Feb 2, 1888, near Clarinda and attended the Clarinda schools. He later attended Colorado college at Colorado Springs.

He was married to Bess Bradley who died in 1966. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and an older brother, Henry. A brother, Louis, a sister, Lillian, and his wife's son, Bernard Bradley, with whom he made his home, survive.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion having served in World War I.

He and his brother Louis were the only two remaining brothers who held life memership in the American Legion.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Robert Nelson officiating. Carolyn Young will be organist and Larry McCalla soloist. Casket bearers will be Dan Petersen, James Young, Donald Delzell, Harold Combs, Harold Herzberg and Glenn Harms.

Military services in charge of the Clarinda American Legion will be held at the graveside, with burial in Clarinda cemetery.

Benke, Earl H. - Funeral services for Earl H. Benke, 57, of rural Braddyville will be at 2 pm, Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Bettie Hull officiating.

Mr Benke died suddenly Saturday afternoon at the Kenneth Van Fosson home from an apparent heart attack.

He was born September 7, 1920 at Brunswick, Nebr., the son of Fred and Bertha Cornelius Benke. A farmer living west of Braddyville had lived at Millard, Nebraska before moving here.

Mr Benke had served in the Coast Guard for 6 years.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Van Fosson Benke whom he married June 6, 1947. Two children are Mrs Paul (Judy) Mellencamp, Clarinda and Larry Benke of the home. There are three granddaughters. Brothers are Roy Benke, Burbank, Calif., Harold Benke, Ellensberg, Washington, and Wallace Benke, Blair, Neb. Sisters are Irma Lambrecht, Omaha, Neb., Fern Smith, Clarinda, and Phyllis Buesing, Syracuse, Neb.

Burial will be in Braddyville cemetery.

Family will meet friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home.

Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 19, 1977

CLARINDA HERALD JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 4, 1971
Mrs Vesta Borin, 77, buried at New Market
Mrs Vesta Borin, 77, of Midwest City, Okla, died Tuesday morning at a rest home there where she had made her home for five years.
A resident of Erick, Okla, she had moved to Midwest city to be near her daughter Mrs Delores Puthuff. She was born Jan 3, 1894 at New Market [Iowa], the daughter of Elihu and Josephine Brewer Cade. In 1922 the family moved to Oklahoma where her husband, Alva Jones was in the furniture and undertaking business, before dieing in 1935. Later she was married to Charles Borin of Erick, Okla, who preceded her in death.
Besides her daughter she is survived by a brother, Raymond Cade of Des Moines, and two sisters, Mrs Harry Harland of New Market, and Mrs Ward McCreary of Des Moines.
Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at the Walker Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating. Music was by Mrs Shirley Larson and Doris Damewood. Casket bearers were Keith Luellen, Verlin Cade, Doyle Cooper, Leslie Roush, Russell Slack, and Merle Harland.
Burial was in the Memory cemetery at New Market.


Beck, Joseph C. - J.C. Beck was born near Orfordville, Wis, April 1, 1849, and remained at home on the farm until May 1871, when he came to Page county, Iowa, to his brother John's farm, later buying the farm. The winter of 1871-72 he worked in the Underhill & Griffith sawmill.

On March 23, 1881, he was married to Mattie Bevington. To this union two children were born, Lanta, June 16, 1882, and Della, March 15, 1884. Della passed away Oct 6, 1921 leaving three children to mourn their loss.

Owing to failing health in the fall of 1914, Brother and Sister Beck sold their farm and in February of 1915 moved to Clarinda, residing here the past 25 years.

In January, 1877, under the preaching of Rev Howard, at the Mt Joy school house, he with many others accepted Christ as his personal Saviour, and in March followed his Lord in baptism, in the Nodaway river east of Shambaugh and fellowship with the Church of God.

Brother beck exchanged worlds Sunday, Oct 29, 1939, having attained to the unusual age of 90 years, 6 months and 28 days.

Though in his declining years his activity as a member was handicapped by ill health, yet his concern and financial support never waned, but rather increased.

Brief services were held at the Walker funeral home, then in the bethel of the Church of God at Shambaugh, Rev T. Fessler in charge of the services. Rev Hulse of the United Brethren church of Clarinda asisted. Interment in the Davis cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 6, 1939



Funeral Services At Shambaugh Are Tuesday Afternoon

Death claimed Joseph C. Beck, 90, one of Clarinda's oldest residents, Sunday afternoon at his home at 623 south 13th street. Mr Beck active in the community until recently, had been ill about four weeks. His wife preceded him in death last August 2.

Funeral services are being planned at the Church of God in Shambaugh Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm, Rev T. Fessler to be in charge of the services. Burial will be made at Davis cemetery.

For friends who will be unable to attend the funeral services, Mr Beck's body will lie in state at the Walker Funeral Home from 7 until 8 pm this Monday evening.

A daughter, Lanta C. Wray of Grand Island, Nebr, and a sister, Mrs Ellen Strang of Janesville, Wis, survive.

Mr Beck has lived in Clarinda the past 24 years prior to that time farming three miles east of Shambaugh for 43 years. CLARINDA HERALD JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 30, 1939


Beck, Mattie Bevington Mattie Bevington, daughter of John and Susan Bevington, was born near Rayland, Ohio, Dec 21, 1857. The year of 1862 with her parents they moved to Gerlaw, Ill. Then in the year 1874 the family moved to Page county, Iowa, to what was the John Hatfield farm, then a move was made the following year to the George Martin place near Morsman.

On March 23, 1881, she was married to J.C. Beck. They resided on the Beck farm east of Shambaugh until February, 1915, when they moved to Clarinda to reside. Two daughters were born to them, Lanta Wray, who resides in Grand Island, Nebr, and Delia Beery, now deceased. There are four grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and one brother in Duncan, Okla.

In the winter of 1876, in a meeting conducted by J.W. Howard, she was converted and baptized and fellowshiped in the Church of God at Shambaugh, Ia.

Mrs Beck was a loving and faithful mother and wife. It was her often expressed wish that she could remain here longer than Mr Beck, so she could take care of him. She will be greatly missed by her many friends. As long as her health permitted, she made visits to the residents of the county poor farm, taking them literature and good cheer. She was aways visiting shutins and spreading sunshine wherever it was needed.

A short prayer service at the home with funeral services at the Church of God at Shambaugh, with burial in the Davis cemetery. The pallbearers were Merril Davison, Wilbur Davison, Herbert Davis, Ray Beery, Arthur Pfander, Harve Brown. A quartet sang, with Velma Howard accompanying. CLARINDA HERALD JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 10, 1939

Beach, Mrs -


Paralysis Keeps Him from Telling About Attack Before He Dies
Clarinda, Iowa —(AP)—Unable because of his paralysis to tell how his 68-year-old wife had been murdered. Irving Beach, 74, died at a local hospital early today of exposure.
His wife was apparently slain early yesterday in an attempted robbery. Her hands were tied behind her back and a gag was in her mouth.
A sister of Mrs. Beach who discovered the murdered woman and her dying husband late Monday in their home, found Mrs. Beach body on the floor and Beach unconscious behind a bed where he had been either rolled or pushed. His hands were bound and he apparently had been beaten and had lain helpless while his wife was slain. He had been in the cold house for more than 12 hours after the robbers had left his wife dead.
Beach, who suffered a paralytic stroke three weeks ago. was conscious at intervals until his death. Unable to speak, he could tell nothing of the robbery and was too weak oven to nod his head. Hospital authorities said that, although he had been beaten, his wounds were superficial and he had died of exposure.
The couple were reputed to have had a large sum of money cached about their home. APPLETON POST CRESCENT, Appleton, Wi, Mar 18, 1931