Page County, Iowa obituaries C-names
transcribed by: Pat O'Dell -

Cogdell, Frances Clayton - Frances Clayton Cogdell, age 91, of Atlanta, Ga., died January 30, 2010. Mrs. Cogdell, born on July 1, 1918 in Siam, Iowa, was the daughter of Ora G. Clayton and Pheobe Harper Clayton. After growing up on the family farm, she attended N.W. Missouri State Teachers College.

Upon graduation in 1937, she returned to Iowa and taught for several years in country schools where first through eighth grades were all in one room. In 1943, in search of adventure, she moved to California where she met her future husband Emory (Bud) Cogdell of Union Springs, Ala., who was serving in the Navy during WWII.

After 45 happy years of marriage, Bud preceded her in death in 1990. While in Atlanta, which was their home for most of their married life, Mrs. Cogdell was a homemaker before beginning a 20-year career at G.E. Credit Corp. She, like her mother before her, was always an avid baseball fan and ended up adopting the Atlanta Braves as "her" team after attending the Braves' first home game at Atlanta-Fulton Co Stadium.

Mrs. Cogdell was a faithful member of Briarcliff Baptist Church for 48 years. Through God's blessing, she lived independently and was mentally sharp for all of her 91 years. Her greatest joy was time spent with her many friends and especially her family.

Mrs. Cogdell is survived by two sons and their families: Rick and Cindy Cogdell, grandson Ben and granddaughter Shelley, of Eatonton, Ga.; David and Connie Cogdell and grandson John, of Roswell, Ga. She is also survived by her sister Ruth Clayton Wasson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; nephews Donald Clayton of New Market, Iowa; Orie Clayton of Clarinda, Iowa; Dennis Wasson of Omaha, Neb.; and Larry Wasson of Pleasant View, Utah; and nieces Delores Clayton Skogman of Omaha, Neb.; and Marta Wasson Davis of LaVista, Neb.; and a large extended family.

A graveside funeral service was held at Oak Hill Cemetery, Union Springs, Ala., on Feb. 3, 2010 and a memorial service was held on Feb. 6, 2010 at King's Bridge Retirement Center, Atlanta, Ga.


Conrad, Helen Maxine Fleming - Memorial services for Helen Conrad, age 83, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Leslie Traylor officiating.

Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Presbyterian Church or to the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. 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.

Helen Maxine Conrad was born June 8, 1926 in Clarinda, Iowa to Warren Albert Fleming and Elva Mae (Carmichael) Fleming. Helen grew up in Clarinda and graduated from Clarinda High School. She was united in marriage on June 15, 1945, to Fred Conrad in Bakersfield, Calif.

They were blessed with five children, Linda, Anita, Stephen, Thomas and Lora. Following their marriage and Fred's discharge from the service, they lived in Powell, Wyo.; Salida, Colo.; and Holdrege, Neb. They returned to Page County to Helen's family farm where they lived for eighteen years prior to moving to Clarinda.

Family was always very important to Fred and Helen and she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and homemaker. She was a great cook and could put a meal together in no time. Helen did beautiful handwork, giving many of these treasurers to her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing games and cards. Helen's church was important to her and she was an active member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Preceding Helen in death were her parents and sister, Dorothy Kaufman.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Fred Conrad of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Linda Schooling and husband Richard of Wahoo, Neb., Anita Herzberg and husband Gene of Lincoln, Neb., Stephen Conrad and wife Jean of Cave Creek, Ariz., Thomas Conrad and wife Edie of Troy, Mo., Lora Hicks and husband Charles of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Ryan Schooling of Wahoo, Neb., Jeffrey Herzberg and wife Kristine of Lincoln, Neb., Heidi Mogensen and husband John of Omaha, Neb., Jamey Conrad and wife Kayla of Omaha, Neb., Bryan Conrad and wife Faith of Clarinda, Iowa, Eric Conrad of Springfield, Mo., Mark Conrad and wife Jennifer of Winfield, Mo., Kellie Hicks and Heather Hicks of Clarinda, Iowa; great- grandchildren, Ella Herzberg, Lauren Mogensen, Jayden and Kealey Conrad, Emma and Abigail Conrad and Warren Conrad; brother-in-law, David Kaufman of Sun City, Ariz.; nieces; nephews and many friends.

Helen will be greatly missed but her love and inspiration will live on through her family. May God grant comfort and peace to those that mourn her passing.


Cain, Judith Ann Damewood - Judith Ann Cain, 63, of Chandler, Ariz., died Monday, May 4, 2009. She was born in Elmo, Mo., on January 2, 1946, the daughter of Kenneth and Pauline (Wills) Damewood. On April 7, 1970, she married Richard B. Cain.

She worked in the Mt. Pleasant Community School system, as an aide in the special needs classroom. She was involved with Boy Scouts while their son was growing up. She loved playing bridge, going to the casino and spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Blake.

She is survived by one son, Richard Kenneth Cain, one grandson, Blake Tyler Cain, both of Chandler, Ariz., her mother, two sisters, Sandra Damewood and Teri (Roger) Harrison, one niece Marti (Tim) Keldgord, one great-niece and two great-nephews all from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and one nephew, Matthew Harrison of San Diego, Calif.
Her husband, father, two infant daughters, maternal and paternal grandparents preceded her in death.

She will be interned in the Cain-Collett cemetery in Novinger, Mo. with family graveside services at a later date. Memorials have been established to Hospice of the Valley, 1188 North Dobson Rd., Chandler, Ariz., 85224 and to Blake's college education fund, which can be sent directly to the family.


Campbell, Glen Edward - Glen Edward Campbell, the son of Pat and Janet Campbell, was born September 28, 1953 in Clarinda, Iowa. He passed away April 28, 2009.

He is survived by his mother of Laverne, Okla.; his wife Chris of Spencer, Okla.; children, Lyndsey of Oklahoma City, Okla., Patrick of Fort Worth, Texas, and Devon of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Kandie (Mike) Dunsworth of Gate, Okla., April (Keith) Brothers of Clarinda, Iowa, and Pennie (David) Cole of Woodward, Okla., two step-children and five step-grandchildren.

Glen was preceded in death by his father.

He graduated from New Market High School in 1972, and served 15 years in the Navy. Upon his return to New Market, he worked at Opitz Motor Company in Clarinda. Glen moved to Oklahoma where he met and married Chris. They lived in Spencer, Okla. Services were held May 5, 2009 in Mid West City, Okla.


Campbell, Iris Crawford - Iris Campbell was born August 17, 1924 in Kearny, New Jersey, to Joseph B. Crawford and Rena (Manchester) Crawford, and baptized in the Kearny Baptist Church. She graduated Kearny High School in 1942, after which she worked in a local bank. On December 12, 1947 she married James Anderson Campbell in the Dutch Reformed Church in Newark, New Jersey. They moved to Philadelphia where Jim attended Temple University and Iris worked in a bank until they had their first child.

Iris started and was Director of the R.S.V.P. program in Clarinda and worked as an associate at Garfield School for many years. She has been a faithful member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church since arriving in Clarinda and served as Deacon and Session Member. Iris was a 50+ year member of Easter Star, the American Legion Auxiliary and the D.A.R., and held offices in each of these organizations.

Iris passed away May 7, 2009 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joseph B. Crawford, Jr; and sister and brother-in-law Virginia and Clark Williamson.

Iris is survived by her husband, Jim of Clarinda; children, Marilyn Bayless and husband Dale of Shenandoah, Iowa, Jane Jensen of Indio, Calif., and James A. Campbell Jr. of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren Jacob Paige, Matthew Corey, Mark Bayless, and Luke Jensen; great-grandchildren Jacob and Rece Paige; sisters-in-law Helen Crawford of Stillwater, N.J., and Joanne Anderson of Lacey, Wash.; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Iris knew no strangers. She loved, and was loved by, everyone. Her's was a gentle, selfless life, one without fanfare or complaint. She was the wind beneath our wings.
Services were held Monday, May 11, 2009 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, with Reverend Dr. Robert Keefer officiating. Interment at Clarinda Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to a fund in her name or donor's choice. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.


Carlson, Max D. - Max D. Carlson was born December 2, 1921 in Essex, Iowa, the son of Emil A. and Effie (Nelson) Carlson. He passed away on Tuesday morning, June 9, 2009 at the age of 87 years.

Max attended Essex Schools and graduated with the class of 1939. During World War II, Max served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 as a left gunner on a B-29 bomber on missions in India, Burma and Guam. After the war, Max returned to Essex and was united in marriage to Lucille V. Johnson. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before her death in 2007.

Max was a truck driver for many years and then later worked for the Eaton Corporation and the Essex Elevator. He was an Essex Volunteer Fireman for many years. He enjoyed music, high school and college sports, and most of all he enjoyed his family.

Survivors include his four children, Wayne Carlson and his wife Cathy of West Des Moines, Iowa, Jeanne Ann Weaver and her husband Jim of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Rosalyn Richardson and her husband Gene of Adel, Iowa, Juli Johnson and her husband Roger of Omaha, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, Erik Carlson, Nick Weaver and his wife Heidi, Allison Tobias and her husband Todd, Michelle McFee and her husband Phil, Molly Benson and her husband Nick, Sarah Johnson and Aaron Johnson; seven great-grandchildren, MacGuire Weaver, Tate Weaver, Mallory Tobias, Macy Benson, Victoria Benson, Teely McFee, and Max Tobias; a brother, Bernice Carlson and his wife Lenora of Essex, Iowa; a sister, Helen Mae Johnson and her husband LeRoy of Red Oak, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the Faith Covenant Church in Essex with Rev. Jim Ressegieu officiating. Burial was in the Essex Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Weatherall-Hadden-Holmes American Legion Post #333 of Essex.

Visitation with the family present was held on Friday evening, June 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Covenant Church or the Essex Fire and Rescue. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.

Carmichael, Alexander Benjamin - Alexander Benjamin Carmichael was born Oct. 23, 1985 in Roseville, Calif., to Rhonda Shrimpton and Clayton Carmichael. He passed away June 5, 2009 at the young age of 23 from a motorcycle accident in Dog Patch, Arkansas.

Alex was a student in Clarinda and Exira, Iowa, and graduated from Rogers, Arkansas in 2004. In 1997, Alex was baptized at the Abundant Life and Fellowship Church in Roseville, California.

He was in the Army National Guard stationed in Rogers, Arkansas, and served in Iraq for fourteen months in 2006-2007. He also deployed to New Mexico from 2007-2008 to guard the border. He was currently attending college in Rogers, Arkansas, pursuing a business degree and was currently a self employed mechanic.

Alex was preceded in death by his grandparents: Billie B. and Trula L. (Sanders) Carmichael, Marlin A. and Irma Mae (Peach) Shrimpton; uncle Merlin Kevin Shrimpton; great-grandparents George and Naomi Peach and William Clayton and Margaret Carmichael.

Alex is survived by his mother, Rhonda Shrimpton of Atlantic, Iowa; father, Clayton Carmichael and wife Mary, Rogers, Arkansas; sister, Mareesa Carmichael Pool of Rogers, Arkansas; aunts, Linda Anderson and husband Chet of Clearfield, Iowa, Marlene Barron and husband Steve of Las Vegas, Nevada; uncle, Norman Shrimpton and wife Mitsuyo of Centennial, Colorado; aunt, Lori Beggs of Atlantic, Iowa; uncle Marvin Shrimpton of Clearfield, Iowa; aunt Kimberly Jackson and husband Troy of Council Bluffs, Iowa; aunt Camille Smith and husband Terry of New Castle, California; step-sisters Sarah L. Caillouet and Stephanie M. Blackburn, both of Rogers, Arkansas; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa, with interment at Old Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Family visitation was held Monday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Alex's name.


Combs, Darrell "Dean" - Funeral services for Dean Combs, age 78 of Bedford, who died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at the Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning were held Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Bedford.

Visitation was on Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment with military rites accorded by the John F. Hardin American Legion Post No. 164 was held in the Lexington Cemetery in Bedford.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa at 107 S. Fillmore, Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854-1823, or 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852. Memories can be shared with the family at Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Darrell Dean Combs was born to Dale Combs and Lucille (Good) Combs on January 29, 1931, on a farm north of Bedford, Iowa. A year later the Combs family moved to a farm north of New Market where Dean attended Glasgow and Prairie Gem schools in Dallas Township. He graduated New Market High School in 1949, and returned to work on the family farm.

In January of 1951, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in the 5th Air Force during the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan, and then at frontline air-support Base 5, almost a fatal assignment for him. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, Crew Chief on F84 and F86 fighters and gained a life-long affection for aircraft, second only to his favorite vocation of livestock farming.

Upon discharge in 1954, he returned to the family farm at New Market. In March 1956, his interest in aircraft took him to the Sioux City Air Base, in civil service jet maintenance with the USAF unit based there. During this time he married Mickey Huntington on March 31, 1956 and the new family resided near Sloan, Iowa.

When the Air Force was phased-out and the base closed, Dean continued aircraft related service with the Sioux City Gateway Airport until 1961.

In 1961, the family rented a farm near the Taylor County Home, and then in 1964, they purchased their present home on Lake Road. It was there Dean was able to pursue his favorite vocation of livestock farming. He established himself as an area Spot swine breeder for many years.

He and Harold Guenther, a local Duroc breeder, spent many hours discussing the merits of their respective breeds. He also enjoyed buying and back-grounding yearlings heifers, but found a challenge to his talents managing Mickey's Charolais cow herd.

Dean enjoyed keeping busy and in addition to farming he drove a truck for the Bedford Coop Elevator, worked at the Bedford Sale Barn, and worked at the Lake of Three Fires until his health prevented this work. For many years, wherever Dean was seen in his pickup, he had a trusty canine co-pilot.

The last one, serving him for over 14 years, could sense and remind him of his dialysis times. He also did woodworking, making small barns to be given to unknown recipients in the community.

Dean joined the Conway American Legion; later he became a lifetime member of the Bedford John F. Hardin Post 164. He was always ready to honor, with pride, an American Veteran of the area at the funeral ceremony, as his health permitted.

Dean is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mickey Combs of the home; son Rodney Combs of St. Joseph, Mo.; two sisters, Iris (Walter) Woods of Clarinda; and Judy (Gerald) Herzberg of Clarinda; sister-in-law, Fritz (Ray) Creswell of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. ; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Dean is preceded in death by his parents Dale and Lucille Combs.

Dean was a devoted husband and father. His enthusiasm, humor and insight will be greatly missed.


Cook, Karen Noel Humprhey - Karen Noel Humphrey Cook, 69, of Eagan, Minn., passed away June 20, 2009 at a local health care center. Mrs. Cook was born August 22, 1939 in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of William B. and Edna Fishell Humphrey of Clearmont, Mo.

She married Donald Cook in 1965 in St. Louis, Mo. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Cook was a graduate of Clearmont High School in 1957 and attended Northwest Missouri State University.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers William F. (Bill) Humphrey and Michael Humphrey.

Survivors include a brother, Jacob Humphrey, Clearmont, Mo.; nieces Miccia Humphrey, Maryville, Mo., and Shelli (Derk) Wampler, Higginsville, Mo; nephew Paul Humphrey, Oakdale, La.; great-nieces Jessica, Blair, Bailley and Riley; great-nephews Seth, Jacob, and Sam; great-great nieces Willow and Jada; and aunt Thelma Guthrie, Clearmont, Mo. Also a sister-in-law, Audria Humphrey, Clearmont, Mo.

Services will be held at a later date.


Coykendall, Clarence B. "Bud" - Clarence B. "Bud" Coykendall, age 91, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Bud was born February 1, 1918 in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the son of Isaac and Lula Mae (Lant) Allen.

When he was 6 years old he was adopted by Frank and Edith Coykendall of Shenandoah, Iowa. Bud graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1936. He was united in marriage to Lucille Frost on April 9, 1939 in Shenandoah, Iowa. They lived in Clarinda and Bud was employed by the ASC office and also the Page County Engineer.

In 1956 they moved to Red Oak where Bud worked for the Department of Transportation retiring in 1981. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the CCC Sunday School Class, and an active member of the Masons, Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council, and Commandry for over 50 years.

He was Past Grand Chaplain of the Chapter. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Bud belonged to the NRA for many years and loved to fish, hunt, and camp. His greatest love was his family and the time they shared together making memories.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughter: Linda Curry; grandson: Michael Neal Curry; and great granddaughters: Mercedes Skye Akers and Camryn Elizabeth Davidson.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years: Lucille Coykendall of Red Oak, Iowa; daughter: Donna Barten and husband Ted of Sheridan Wyoming; grandchildren: Scott Barten of Wyoming; Chris Evans and husband Kevin of Colorado; Julie Davidson and husband Jeff of South Dakota; and Angi Akers and husband Gary of Grant, Iowa; 11 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Pilecki officiating. Burial was held in the Evergreen Cemetery. Masonic Rites were held during the funeral service. Visitation with the family was held from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2009 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church. Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Creveling, Marjorie "Marge" Miller - Funeral services for Marjorie "Marge" Creveling, age 87 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa were held Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Karen Moore officiating.

Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Tuesday April 21 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Parkinson's Research Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our web-
site at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Marjorie Creveling was born December 10, 1921 in Clarinda, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ralph A. Miller and Ida Mae (Holt) Miller. Marge grew up in Clarinda. She later moved with her family to Council Bluffs, Iowa where she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School.

Following her high school graduation, she attended two years of secretarial school in Kansas City, Missouri. On September 19, 1943, she was united in marriage to Sidney L. Creveling. They were blessed with a son, Russell (Rusty).
Sid and Marge lived and farmed in Clarinda.

Marge worked as a secretary for the Superintendent of the Clarinda Mental Health Institute for seventeen years. Marge was a member of the First Christian Church and the Sarah Circle.. She and Sid enjoyed many years dancing with the Circle 8 Square Dance Club. Marge enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening, cooking, playing cards, traveling, Cubs baseball and animals. Family was most important to her and she always looked forward to their visits.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Rusty and wife Janis of Manchester, Iowa; grandchildren, Ronda Graybill and husband Kevin of Manchester, Iowa, Brian Creveling of Manchester, Iowa, Holly Creveling of Waterloo, Iowa; great grandchildren, Danielle, Kait, and Jared Graybill, Elizabeth Creveling and Alexandar Mesinovic.

Preceding Marge in death were her parents; husband, Sidney Creveling; her brother and sister-in-law, Merrill and Angie Miller.

Although Marge 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.


Crussell, Clemmeth Mitchell - Clemmeth Mitchell Crussell was born July 13, 1931 east of Bethesda, Iowa in Douglas Township to Jasper and Amy (McNeal) Crussell. He went to North Page Country School and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1950.

Clem served in the United States Navy for four years on a submarine and destroyer. He worked at Wilsons Meat in Clarinda on production from 1968 until they closed in 1991. Clem farmed all of his life east of Bethesda until the last several years when his health began to fail.

On August 20, 1977 he was united in marriage to Pauline (Dolecheck) Powell at Diagonal, Iowa.

One of his primary interests was horses. He rode a horse to school as a boy, traveled with friends to compete in pony pulls, and owned several ponies, riding horses and Missouri mules throughout his life. He was a typical Iowa farmer with crops, hogs and cattle.

Unfortunately, he did not have the 400 goats he claimed he had when he met Pauline. Clem's other interests were his family, church family at Rose Hill Church of rural Hepburn, and dancing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Al Ashton, brother-in-law Joe Copelin, step-son Edwin Powell, sister-in-law Josephine Gray and her husband Bill.

Surviving is wife Pauline of Clarinda, Iowa; children Debbie Ashton of Westminster, Colorado and David Crussell and wife Paula of Clarinda, Iowa; step-children Bob Powell of St. Louis, Missouri, Jack Powell of St. Louis, Missouri, John Powell and wife Michelle of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Rick Powell of Silex, Missouri; sisters Millicent Copelin of Villisca, Iowa, Lee Mowry and husband Walter of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Frankie Nicholas and husband Woody of Coral Gables, Florida; brother-in-law Duane Dolecheck and wife Eula of Creston, Iowa; grandchildren Travis and Amber Crussell, both of Clarinda, Iowa; step-grandchildren Justin and Jeremy Powell; great-grandchildren Gracelynn and Katelynn; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2009 at Rose Hill Church, Clarinda, Iowa with interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials are Family Choice. The Tradition of Walker-Merrick Funeral Home of Clarinda provided arrangements.
Cain, Verna P. Swanson - Verna Pauline Cain, the daughter of Carl Alfred and Matilda M. (Butler) Swanson, was born November 18, 1925, in Shenandoah, Iowa and passed away July 3, 2003 at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
Verna grew up in Shenandoah and received her education from the Shenandoah school system. In 1956, Verna was united in marriage to Clayton Cain in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and to this union Carl and Carla were born. Through the years Verna worked at the Union Carbide Plant, Mount Arbor Nursery and the American Legion Country Club. She enjoyed fishing, watching John Wayne movies, crossword puzzles and reading. Verna especially loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed when she could spend time with them. She was even a second mom to her nieces and nephews.
Preceding Verna in death were her parents. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Michael Failor of Omaha, Nebraska; son, Carl Cain of Shenandoah; grandchildren Tyler, Joseph, Angela, Jonny, and Clarissa; great grandchildren, Todd and Casey; brothers, John Swanson of Des Moines, Iowa and James Swanson of Shenandoah; sisters, Marjorie Bright of Edgerton, Wisconsin, and Phyllis Richardson of Shenandoah; cousin, Muriel Younggren of Hallock, Minnesota plus several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Calfee, Lola Fern Callahan - Lola Fern Calfee was born December 10, 1918 in Maryville, Missouri, the daughter of Dee and Rebecca (Golay) Callahan. She passed away on Monday morning, January 12, 2009 at Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 2 days.

Lola attended several rural schools in Nodaway County and graduated Pickering High School with the class of 1935. Lola married Jimmy Booth in 1943. They lived on a farm near Clearmont, Missouri. While there, she milked several cows by hand and raised a garden, sheep and chickens. They later divorced.

Lola moved to Shenandoah in 1958 to be near her sister, Mable. Lola cleaned houses and did ironing and mending for several prominent families until she was no longer able to work. Lola was married to Art Calfee, Sr. on February 12, 1977 by Rev. Edith Sterling in Shenandoah.

She used to love to play the guitar and sing. She also loved to read, watch TV and work in the yard. For several years she had a German Shepherd named ‘Tiki’. She was also a member of the First Christian Church in Shenandoah. Lola didn’t have children of her own but claimed her nieces and nephews as her own. Many other people called her ‘Aunt Lo’.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Art Calfee, Sr., sisters, Mable Hart and Bula Koger; brother, Frank Callahan; nieces, Linda Koger and Dona Brownfield; and a great niece, Heidi Keihani.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Ruthie Owens and her husband Wayne of Hopkins, Missouri, Ronnie Koger of Shenandoah, Iowa, Gayle Smalling and her husband Dennis of St. Louis, Missouri, Sue Karr and her husband Gene of Herculaneum, Missouri, Mike Callahan and his wife Jan of Batavia, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Laverne Callahan of Festus, Missouri; 10 great nephews; 5 great nieces; along with many other relatives and friends.

Carlson, Keith A. - Keith A. Carlson, age 72, of Essex, Iowa, died Tuesday October 7, 2003. Following cremation, memorial services will be at the Nyman Fremont Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery

Carlson, Lucille Virginia Johnson - Funeral services for Lucille Carlson, age 78 of Essex, Iowa will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2007 at the Faith Covenant Church in Essex. Visitation with the family present will be Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Covenant Church or the Essex Library.
Lucille Virginia Carlson was born February 23, 1929 near Essex, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence A. and Florence (Peterson) Johnson. She passed away on Friday morning, April 13, 2007 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE.
She attended Essex schools and graduated from Essex High School. On October 15, 1945 she was united in marriage to Max D. Carlson in Essex, Iowa. Lucille lived in Essex all of her life and until two weeks ago worked as the city librarian at the Lied Public Library in Essex. She was a member of the Faith Covenant Church, Study and Service Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Florence Johnson and her step-mother, Irene Johnson.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Max Carlson of Essex, Iowa; four children, Wayne Carlson and his wife Cathy of West Des Moines, Iowa, Jeanne Anne Weaver and her husband Jim of Elk Horn, Nebraska, Rosalyn Richardson and her husband Gene of Adel, Iowa, Juli Johnson and her husband Roger of Omaha, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, Erik Carlson, Nick Weaver and his wife Heidi, Allison Tobias and her husband Todd, Michelle McFee and her husband Phil, Molly Benson and her husband Nick, Sarah Johnson and Aaron Johnson; six great grandchildren, MacGuire Weaver, Tate Weaver, Mallory Tobias, Macy Benson, Victoria Benson and Teely McFee; sister, Veron Fuller of Carroll, Iowa; brother, Jerome Johnson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; along with many other relatives and friends.

Chaarani, Najed "Ned" - Najed (Ned) Chaarani, MD, age 74, formerly from Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away August 3, 2005, at his home in Ora Valley, Arizona. Private services were held August 3, 2005, in Tucson, Arizona. The Abbey Funeral Chapel, 3435 North First Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85719, was in charge of arrangements. Telephone number (520) 888-1111. Don Jennings was the Director.

Chancey, Sylvia Reba Roberts - Sylvia Reba Chancey, age 95, the daughter of Wash and Catherine (Martin) Roberts, was born November 16, 1909, in Ozark, Missouri, and passed away November 19, 2004, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up near Tarkio, Missouri, Sylvia attended country school through the eighth grade. In 1927 she was united in marriage to Clyde Chancey and to this union Betty Ann and Margaret Ilean where born. When first married, they lived and farmed near Tarkio, and later moved to a farm north of Imogene, Iowa, where they farmed until their retirement in 1975. For several years Sylvia worked for May Seed and Nursery Company. She then joined Clyde on the farm where they worked together until their retirement.
Sylvia was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. She took pride in raising a garden, chickens and canning and was known to be a great cook. She enjoyed playing cards, but most of all her major interest and love in her life was her family.
Preceding Sylvia in death were her parents; husband Clyde in 1976; three brothers, Harve, Clarence and Richard Roberts; her three sisters, Alphia, Alice, and Lillie; plus a son-in-law, Marion Henderson.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Edwards and her husband, Charles, of Shenandoah and Margaret Henderson of Manhattan, Kansas; grandchildren, Debra Smith, David Henderson, and Richard and Rhonda Edwards; plus eleven great grandchildren.

Burial Home Cemetery, Tarkio, Missouri.

Christensen, Roy Lee - Roy Lee Christensen, age 77, the son of Henry A. and Willina (Benshoof) Christensen was born September 3, 1928, at Malvern, Iowa and passed away December 27, 2005, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in the Tabor, Glenwood and Malvern areas Roy graduated from the Tabor High School in 1946. He then enlisted in the United States Navy serving his country during World War II. On November 12, 1948, Roy was united in marriage to Verla Moffitt and to this union, David and Jana were born. They first lived in Clarinda, Iowa, where Roy worked as a mechanic. After moving to Perry and Harlan, Iowa, he was associated with Gambles Hardware Store. Shenandoah soon became their home and Roy worked for Redfield Sullivan Furniture and Carpet. After its closing Roy owned and operated Lee’s Carpet Store, later selling his store and working for J&R Furniture and Carpet, retiring in 1988.
Roy was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #88 and former member of Shenandoah Kiwanis Club, and Shenandoah Elks Lodge # 1122. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his yard. Roy and Verla also enjoyed their travels together.
Preceding Roy in death were his parents; an infant child; brother, Merle Christensen; and brother-in-law, Faris Thompson.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Verla; Son and daughter-in-law, David and Becky Christensen of Stanton, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Bryan Cox of Salina, Kansas; grandchildren, Leslie Strike and husband, Sean, Scott Christensen, Joshua Cox and wife, Kelli, Ben Cox and wife, Sarah, and B.J. Cox and wife, Casie. Also surviving are four great grandchildren, Ethan, Kyler, Joselynn and Christian Cox; plus two sisters, Thelma Thompson of Coon Rapids, Iowa and Arlene Hilger of Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials may be directed to United Methodist Church or to the American Legion Post #88 in Shenandoah.

Burial in Shearer Cemetery east of Braddyville, Iowa.

Christensen, Rebecca Sue Stewart - Rebecca Sue Christensen was born November 25, 1953 in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Paul Ora and Florene Eileen (Buick) Stewart. She passed away on Saturday afternoon, December 1, 2007 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

She graduated from Farragut High School in 1971 and on November 29, 1974 she was married to David Christensen in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents. Survivors include her husband David of Stanton, Iowa; her children, Leslie Strike and her husband Sean of Des Moines, Iowa and Scott Christensen of Stanton, Iowa; one grandson, Brendan Strike of Des Moines, Iowa; two brothers, James Stewart and his wife Dorothy of Vulcan, Michigan and Loss Stewart and his wife Bonnie of Cochise, Arizona, along with many other relatives and friends.

Clawson, Thelma - Thelma Clawson passed away on Saturday morning, July 21, 2007 at Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah, Iowa. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. There will be open visitation at the funeral chapel Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. A memorial fund is being established.

Clopp, Taylar Grace - Taylar Grace Clopp was born March 27, 2008 in Harrison, Arkansas, the daughter of Jeffrey Wayne Clopp and Sarah Ashley Hill. She passed away on Monday morning, September 8, 2008 at her home near Shenandoah.

Taylar was a happy baby who brought great joy to her entire family. She is survived by her parents, Jeffrey Clopp and Sarah Ashley Hill of Shenandoah, Iowa; grandparents, Tammy and Edward Clopp of Compton, Arkansas, Debra Hill of Greers Ferry, Arkansas, Dan Hill of Harrison, Arkansas and David Garner of Harvard, Nebraska; along with many other relatives and friends.

Burial in Garner Township Cemetery at Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Coad, Arden & Hazel - From Dubois, Wyoming and formerly from Shenandoah, Iowa; buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Conyac, Hector "Bud" Levi Jr - Hector “Bud” Levi Conyac, Jr., age 73, the son of Hector and Julia E. (Jones) Conyac was born June 24, 1931, at Webster, Kansas and passed away January 5, 2005, in Clarinda, Iowa.
Bud grew up in central Kansas near Demar and received his education in Norton, Kansas. Later he joined the United States Marines and served his duty in Korea. On October 3, 1952, in San Diego, California, Bud was united in marriage to Iva Green and to this union Criss, Marcee and Chip were born. They lived in San Diego until Bud was sent to Korea, then Iva and son, Criss, moved to Glenwood, Iowa, where they lived with Bud’s parents until he returned.
During Bud’s working years he was employed as Chief of Police in Syracuse, Nebraska, was on the police force in Glenwood, Iowa, worked for 13 years at the Nishna Valley Truck Stop in Shenandoah, Iowa, where everyone knew him as “Samson” and for 16 years was the owner and operator of Conyac Service Station in Coin, Iowa.
Bud was a member of the VFW #7224 in Shenandoah. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, working in his yard and going to garage sales, where he was always looking for something special to add to his various collections. Most of all, Bud’s family was very important to him as he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren playing cards and following their various activities. Going to his parents ever Sunday for dinner was a special occasion.
Preceding Bud in death were his parents. Survivors include his wife, Iva of Coin; children, Criss Conyac and wife, Delores, of Blanchard, Iowa, daughter, Marcee Bisbee of Shenandoah, and Chip Conyac and wife, Chris, of Lampe, Missouri; sister, Thelma Liewer and husband, Kelly, of Lincoln, Nebraska; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

A luncheon and reception at the church will follow interment services in Elmwood Cemetery, Coin, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the Coin United Methodist Church, Nishna Productions or to DoVES.

The Selby Funeral Chapel is in charge of coordinating the services.

Coppock, Mildred Catherine - Mildred Catherine Coppock, the daughter of Walter R. and Ada A. (Lambert) Coppock was born September 17, 1921, in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away July 2, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. She was 82.
Growing up in Shenandoah, Mildred graduated from the Shenandoah High School in 1939. For a period of time she was employed by Mount Arbor Nurseries in Shenandoah. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
A luncheon will follow at the methodist Church.
Preceding Mildred in death were her parents; brother,Bill Coppock; and sisters, Margarite Gately and Maxine Geer.
Survivors include her nieces, Carol Richardson of Floresville, Texas, Marta Brooks of Austin, Texas, Julie Coppock of Denver, Colorado, and Betsey Coppock Cazier of Wheatridge, Colorado; and a sister-in-law, Carol Coppock, of Denver, Colorado.

Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Cowen, Joanne M. - Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa
Creighton, Robert J., Dr - Dr. Robert J. Creighton, age 85, of Shenandoah, Iowa passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the Shenandoah Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1922 in Westwood, California, the son of Thomas Joseph and Lillian (Murray) Creighton. He was raised in Westwood, graduating from the Westwood High School. He attended San Jose State University on a football scholarship for two years before entering the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He served as an officer aboard the USS New Jersey in the Pacific Theater. Upon his return from the war, Robert continued his education at San Jose State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He was involved in football, wrestling, tennis, downhill skiing, and boxing as well as being a member of the school orchestra. Robert was the Golden Gloves Champion in the State of California during this time period. Robert was united in marriage to Dolores Kinkel on June 20, 1948 at the Stanford University Chapel in Palo Alto, California. Columbia University in New York is where he received his Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Education. He taught in New Jersey before moving to Davenport, Iowa for two years where he taught instrumental music. Robert and Dolores moved to Shenandoah, Iowa in 1952 where Robert began a long career as the instrumental music instructor. He retired in 1984. Robert was an official for the Iowa High School Athletic Association for many years. He was a starter at the Drake Relays and the State Track Meet for many years. He judged many instrumental music contests over the years. Under his direction the Shenandoah High School Band never received any rating other than superior in state-wide competition. He was a member of the Congregational Church where he was the choir director for over 25 years. The State of Iowa adapted a law allowing collective bargaining during Robert’s term as the president of the Iowa State Educational Association. Dr. Creighton was very civic minded being involved as a city councilman for 18 years. He also served as Mayor for nine more years for a total of 27 years of service to the City of Shenandoah. The City of Shenandoah has honored Dr. Creighton by naming a street, Dr. Creighton Circle. Robert served as the Iowa/Nebraska Kiwanis Lt. Governor. In addition to all of these accomplishments, Robert loved hunting, fishing, and playing golf. His greatest enjoyment was his family.

Survivors include his wife: Dolores Creighton of Shenandoah, Iowa; children: Thomas Creighton and partner Dennis O’Connor of Nevis, Minnesota; Deborah Long and husband John of Federal Way, Washington; Robert Creighton and wife Mary of Niwot, Colorado; and Melodie Whiton and husband David of Panora, Iowa; grandchildren: Robert J. Creighton and wife Dr. Rebekah Jakel of Madison, Wisconsin; Laura Kottke and husband Jens of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Sarah Greene and husband Jacob of Nashville, Tennessee; Shakira Anderson and husband Lyle of Puyallup, Washington; Micah Long and wife Tia of Federal Way, Washington; Kezia Long of Federal Way, Washington and her fiancé Scott Peterson of Tacoma, Washington; Paul Creighton and fiancé Kathleen Almon of Auburn, Alabama; Kelley Creighton of Jacksonville, Florida; Katelyn Whiton of Indianola, Iowa; and Jackson Whiton of Ames, Iowa; great grandchildren: William Creighton, Baleigh Anderson, Breah Anderson, Gabriella Anderson, and Madeline Long; sisters: Marjorie and Fern; special brothers-in-law: Merlyn Kinkel and wife Pat of Chanhassen, Minnesota and Gene Kinkel and wife Lurraine of Park Rapids, Minnesota; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held 11 AM Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the Congregational Church with Rev. Allan Bash officiating. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Dr. Robert Creighton’s name. Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.

Crowdes, William Dale - William Dale Crowdes, age 81, the son of Frank and Lydia (Benham) Crowdes was born April 15, 1924, at Elmo, Missouri, and passed away November 26, 2005, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in Burlington Jct, Missouri, Dale received his education from the Burlington Jct schools. Because there were thirteen children at home and food often was not plentiful at their table, Dale at the age of thirteen, headed out on his own. He returned several years later in 1943 to enter into the United Sates Army.
On January 19, 1944, Dale was united in marriage to Mary Ruth Neff at Troy, Kansas, but continued serving his country during WWII. He was wounded in action and after being released from the hospital remained doing other duties until the war was over. After returning home he and Mary Ruth lived in Omaha, Nebraska, where Dale worked as a postal worker on a train. He then spent several years as manager of the Earl May Store in Storm Lake, Iowa. Dale then went into construction working as a boilermaker until retiring in 1984.
After retiring, Dale and Mary Ruth enjoyed traveling and spending winters in the St. Petersburg, Florida, and Austin, Texas, areas. They moved to Shenandoah in 1995, where Dale lived the rest of his life. He was a member of American Legion Post #492 in Elmo, Missouri.
Preceding Dale in death were his parents; wife, Mary Ruth in 1996; five brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include his daughter, Linda Baker and husband, Rick, of Blue Springs, Missouri, daughter, Jackie Hardage of Shenandoah, Iowa, son, Bill Crowdes and wife, Pam, of Blue Springs, Missouri, daughter, Kris Crowdes of Maryville, Missouri, son, Monty Crowdes and wife, Kelly, of Shenandoah, and son Doug Crowdes of Shenandoah. Also surviving are two brothers, Monty Crowdes and wife, Betty, of Warsaw, Missouri, and Rex Crowdes and wife, Ruth, of Rockford, Illinois, and one sister, Virginia Gerstner and husband Al of Peculiar, Missouri, 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, plus other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the Elmo United Methodist Church.

Burial in LaMar Cemetery near Elmo, Missouri.

Crowe, Doris Irene Long - Doris Irene Crowe was born February 4, 1936 in Taylor County, Iowa, near New Market, the daughter of Clarence Lee and Minnie Mae (Wirth) Long. She passed away on Wednesday morning, September 10, 2008 at the Westridge Quality Care & Rehab Center in Clarinda.

Doris grew up on a farm north of New Market, Iowa. She graduated from New Market High School in 1954. On March 16, 1958, Doris was united in marriage to Jerry Crowe in New Market. This union was blessed with three children, Barbara, Beverly and Roger.

Doris and Jerry lived in various places around southwest Iowa. She worked as a book keeper for the Richardson Lumber Company and as a cook at Westridge Quality Care. Doris was a member of the United Methodist Church at Shambaugh, the OK Club and the United Methodist Women.

She loved to cook, work in her garden and most of all play cards. She collected bells and enjoyed photographs. Doris’s true love was her family. She always tried to attend the activities of her children and grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jerry in 2001; a sister, Verla Kirsch; two brothers, Donald and Herald Long; and three sisters-in-law, Edith Long, Twila Demanett and Beatrice Crowe.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Crowe of Omaha, Nebraska, Beverly Green and her husband Brian of Treynor, Iowa, Roger Crowe of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Brandon, Elizabeth and Allison Green of Treynor, Iowa; sister-in-law, Dorla Long of Nebraska City, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Harold Kirsch and his wife Norma of Clarinda, Iowa; step mother, Bernice Long of Clarinda, Iowa; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

It was Doris’s wish to donate her body to the Nebraska Anatomical Board to assist with medical studies.

Cumming, Lorene - Graveside services for Lorene Cumming, age 96 of Bridgeport, Nebraska, and formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2007 at Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. There will be no viewing or visitation. A memorial fund is being established. Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.

Curran, Norma Jane Penny - Norma Jane Curran, age 59, the daughter of Dean A. and Mildred A. (Bryant) Penny was born December 7, 1946, at Elmo, Missouri, and passed away December 26, 2005 in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Until she was eight years of age, Norma lived in Blanchard, Iowa, where she attended school in Blanchard and Northboro, Iowa. She then moved to Hutchinson, Kansas, where she lived until she was 17 and attended Central Junior High and Hutchinson High School. California is where she spent the next 40 years of her life. In 2003 she moved to Coin, Iowa to be near her family, where she spent the remainder of her life.
Norma was married to Lloyd Curran in Hutchinson, and to this marriage, Tracy, Leslie, and Anthony were born. Her working experiences lead her to be a nurse’s aid, a cook, and security guard for RTG. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Kill Kare Klub (KKK). Norma enjoyed being around horses and all animals. She loved her family and many friends.
Preceding Norma in death was her father, Dean A. Penny. Survivors include her daughters, Tracy McElman and husband, Richard, of Lake In The Hills, Illinois, and Leslie Jones, of Ukiah, California; son, Anthony Curran, of Niles, Ohio; and mother, Mildred Westenburg and husband, Howard, of Coin. Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, Maurice and Shelley Penny and Richard and Lynda Penny all from Hutchinson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Becky and Reverend Johnnie Spellman, of Mount Hope, Kansas, and Margaret and Mark Logan, of Sylvia, Kansas; plus four grandchildren.

Burial in Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard, Iowa.

Currie, Max Robert - Max Robert Currie, the son of George Washington and Galena E. (Lingo) Currie, was born November 5, 1913, in rural Essex Iowa, and passed away October 29, 2002, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Max grew up in rural Essex and received his education from the Essex community schools were he graduated from high school. He also graduated from Lincoln Flying School in Lincoln, Nebraska. On April 28, 1935 Max was united in marriage to Dorothy D. Aldrich, and to this union John, Gene, George, Kenneth and Judith were born. He was employed by Lockheed Aircraft in Santa Monica, California before and during World War II. He then moved his family back to the Essex area were Max farmed until he retired in 1978. He was a charter member of the Nishna Valley Saddle Club, a 4-H leader and a member of Elks Lodge #1122. Max enjoyed playing golf and shooting pool with his friends.
Preceding Max in death were his parents; wife, Dorothy on July 23, 2000; brother, John Currie; and sister, Milta Greene.
Max is survived by his four sons and daughters-in law, John and Beverly Currie of Columbus Junction, Iowa, Gene and Judith Currie of Cloverdale, Oregon, George and Sandy Currie of Essex, Iowa, and Kenneth and Dawn Currie of Naples, Italy; and one daughter and son-in law Judith and Robert Lungren of Lakeview, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews plus other relatives and friends.

Memorials to Shenandoah Medical Center or to donor's choice.

Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Chessire, George M. - George M. Chessire, 84, last of a family of seven children, died at his home in Coin Thursday, October 26, of uremic poisoning, following a five weeks illness. Funeral services were held Saturday at the home in Coin, Rev Nesbitt, Methodist pastor at Coin, being in charge of the services. Burial was made at Union Grove cemetery west of Northboro.

Mr Chessire had spent his entire lifetime in Page county and for the past 37 years had lived in the Coin community. He was a member of the Methodist church at Coin for the past 37 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs Emma Chessire, and son, Joe of Coin, three daughters, Mrs Bertha Dutton of Des Moines, Mrs Lottie Polsley of Shenandoah and Mrs A.W. Liston of Audubon. In addition Mr and Mrs Chessire raised a lad, Paul Humphrey, now of Omaha, Nebr, from the age of three years to manhood. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 30, 1939

Culbertson, Luella Carmichael - Lou Ella Culbertson, daughter of Elizabeth and Jacob Carmichael, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs Lawrence Davison, October 26, 1939, at the age of 82 years.

Her husband, Wm Culbertson, and three children preceded her in death, two in infancy and a daughter, Mrs Rosa McGinnis, July 23, 1935. In early life she confessed her faith and belief in Christ as her Savior and joined the Methodist church. She was a kind and loving mother and always ready to help those in need.

She leaves to mourn her death, one son, Clyde Culbertson of Shenandoah, a daughter, Mrs Lawrence Davison of Clearmont, Mo, two sisters, Mrs Lou Forbes of Salina, kan, and Mrs Lena Lehma of Berns, Kan, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 6, 1939