|Page County, Iowa obituaries
Hack, Rita A. Lubert, age 60, of Ravenwood
Care Facility, Waterloo, formerly of 610 East 4th St, Waterloo and Clarinda,
IA, and California died at Covenant Medical Center on Sunday, March
05, 2006 of natural causes.
She was born October 05, 1945 in Waterloo IA to Amos
and Ruth Hanlon Lubert.
She was united in marriage to Frankie B. Hack, Jr., June 19, 1978 in
Zephyr Cove, Nevada. He died July 11,1991.
She graduated from East High School in 1963 and Gates Business College
in 1965. She had worked at KXEL Radio.
Survivors are Sisters: Eilene Wagner, Suquamish, WA; Ida Lucille Brunson,
Suquamish, WA; Wanda Stahl, Waterloo, IA; 3 step-children; 6 grandchildren
and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her parents, husband, infant sister Darlene.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial will be in Presidio of San Francisco National Cemetery following
cremation. Condolences: may be left at WWW.LockeFuneralHome.com. Memorials
can be sent to Trinity Episcopal Parish.
Harper, Wesley, age 51, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, June 09, 2006, at his home
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Funeral services were held 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2006, at the
Hillside Missionary Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Dr. Randall Gant and
Pastor Brian Bontrager officiating. Visitation with the family was held
7-8 Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda,
Iowa. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation. Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories
may be shared with the family at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.
Wesley Dee Harper was born January 17, 1955, at Elmo, Missouri, to
James and Donna (Hartman) Harper. He was a graduate of South Page High
School, College Springs, Iowa and he also attended college for three
and half years. Wesley was united in marriage July 31, 1982 at Urbandale,
Iowa to Michelle Soden. Wesley was a professional Santa Claus and professional
musician. He enjoyed remodeling the house and he also enjoyed Studebaker
Wesley was preceded in death by his grandparents and infant sister.
Survivors include his wife, Michelle Harper of Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
children, Aaron Wesley Harper of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Amanda Nicole Walker
of Wiota, Iowa, Jessica Marie Harper of Abilene, Texas, Nicholas Dee
Harper of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren, Christopher Spicer, Destiny
Harper, Tori Harper, Kiara Walker; parents, Jim and Donna Harper of
Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Rhonda Gant and husband Randy of Bixby, Oklahoma;
brother Tom (T.J.) Harper of East New Market, Maryland; parents-in-law,
John and Susan Soden of Cherokee Village, Arkansas.
Harrell, Alma Higgins, age 87, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed
away Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Westridge Care and Rehab Center, Clarinda,
Iowa. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2005,
at the Clarinda Cemetery with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation
will be held 1:00 p.m., prior to the service on Monday, April 4, 2005.
Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to
the Clarinda Fire Department for a new truck. Walker-Merrick Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alma M. Harrell was born September 28, 1917, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Henry
Higgins and Bertha (Hascall) Higgins. She was a graduate of Clarinda
High School. Alma was united in marriage December 16, 1936 to Mack Conn
Harrell. He preceded her in death September 18, 1953. Alma worked at
the Tip Top Curler Factory and the Woolworth Dime Store and for many
years as a cook at the Clarinda High School. She loved football and
was an avid Nebraska Husker fan and also enjoyed the Iowa teams. Alma
also enjoyed following her grandchildren in sports.
Preceding Alma in death were her parents; husband; brothers, Laurence
Higgins and Lee Higgins; sisters, Rae Kelley, Florence Greenlee and
twin sister, Irmal Hamm. Survivors include her daughter, Connie Gage
and husband Dean of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Darwin Harrell of Cannon Country,
California; daughter, DeLinda Fahey and husband Paul of Clarinda, Iowa;
eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Harris, Naomi Clayton Gant , age 87, of Clarinda, Iowa,
formerly of Siam, Iowa, died Wednesday, March 01, 2006 at Clarinda Regional
Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, March
6, 2006, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Loren Daly
officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m. Sunday,
March 5, 2006 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Siam Cemetery,
Siam, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Naomi (Gant) Harris Memorial
Fund. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Naomi Mae Clayton was born July 2, 1918, at Lenox, Iowa to Grover Arch
Clayton and Mattie (Allen) Clayton. Naomi was united in marriage February
14, 1938, at Sidney, Iowa, to Orval Allen Gant. He preceded her in death
June 5,1964. She later married Thomas Harris December 23, 1979. He also
preceded her in death May 9, 1983. Naomi was a nurse's aide, caregiver
She had worked at Gillispies' Nursing Home and West Heights Manor and
also at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Naomi also helped her husband
with the farming. She was an active member of the Siam Church. She belonged
to the Willing Workers of the church and had taught Sunday School. She
also played the piano at church and played and sang for funerals. She
was also a member of the North Star Club. Naomi enjoyed entertaining
and cooking meals for family gatherings. She also enjoyed babysitting
for grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding Naomi in death were her parents; two husbands; grandson, Duane
Hughes; brothers, Ellis Clayton and Eldon Clayton.
Survivors include her son, Roger Gant and wife Pat of Clarinda, Iowa;
daughter, Karolyn Hughes and husband David of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter,
Lorene Davison and husband Clark of Loveland, Colorado; step daughter,
Janice Hardee and husband Phil of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Reba
Richie and husband Ryan of Clarinda, Iowa, Kristine Harvey of Tarkio,
Missouri, Rick Hughes of Poulsbo, Washington, Joe Davison and wife Kendra
of Loveland, Colorado, Karla Davison of Lakewood, Colorado; step grandchildren,
Jackie Bain of Clarinda, Iowa, Susie Vogler and husband Alan of Murdock,
Nebraska, Phillis Williams of Clarinda, Iowa, Jim Hardee of New Market,
Iowa; fifteen great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.
Russell Glenn, age 88, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Montgomery
County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, Iowa. Funeral services were held
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda,
Iowa with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. Visitation with the family
was held 11:30 a.m., until service time Tuesday, March 8, 2005. Burial
was in Summit Cemetery, rural Yorktown, Iowa. Memorials may be directed
to St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Russell Glenn Hart was born March 20, 1916, at Shenandoah, Iowa, to
Carl Hart and Anna (Nadgwick) Hart. He was united in marriage August
20, 1941, to Alice Harms; she preceded Russell in death July 25, 1997.
Russell farmed north of Yorktown until his retirement. He was a member
of St. John Lutheran Church. Russell enjoyed reading until his eye sight
Preceding Russell in death were his parents; wife, Alice Hart; brother,
Stanley Hart. Survivors include his sons: Vernon Hart and wife Kitsy
of Fairgrove, Missouri, Clifford Hart of Peosta, Iowa, Merle Hart of
Clarinda, Iowa; granddaughter, Carrie Weir and husband Patrick of Carrie,
North Carolina; sister, Lorenne Briggs of Ft. Collins, Colorado; brother,
Wesley Hart and wife Delores of Shenandoah, Iowa; sister-in-law, Marie
Hart of Shenandoah, Iowa
Heerman, LeeRoy Henry, age 78 of Coin, Iowa, departed this
earth on January 30, 2006 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah,
Iowa. He was born on September 30, 1927 in Lincoln, Missouri, the son
of Leo and Minnie (Wischmeier) Heerman.
In his early childhood, LeeRoy attended school in Benton County, Missouri.
After moving back to Iowa he finished his schooling in Clarinda and
Coin, Iowa. In September of 1946, he enlisted in the Army-Air Force.
LeeRoy met the love of his life, Connie Ray Nall, while serving in the
Army-Air Force in Illinois, on February 2, 1949, they were united in
To this union they were blessed with five children; Dennis Ray, Roy
Dean, Roger Lee, Cheryl Lynn and Angela Denise. LeeRoy spent his career
as a truck driver to and from the west coast. He was especially proud
of his driving record, as he received numerous awards for his driving
LeeRoy retired from trucking in 1986 and was elected mayor of Coin,
Iowa, for the past ten years. LeeRoy loved to restore old tractors and
time spent fishing, but most of all he loved his family. There was also
the time he enjoyed with his friends at "The Office". He was
a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Eagles Club, and the Masonic
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sons, Dennis and Roger
Heerman; and a grandson Daren Ray Heerman.
He is survived by his wife Connie of Coin; a sister Fern Sump and her
husband Alan and their family of Clarinda, Iowa; his son Roy and wife
Teresa Heerman of Quitman, MO, daughter, Angela Whitehill and friend
Jim Berry of Coin, IA, daughter Cheryl Fallis of Clarinda, IA; grandchildren,
Stacy Heerman and friend Vashon Russell of Champaign, IL, Michelle Warrick
and husband Scott of Clarinda, IA, Spencer Williams and husband Jay
of Malvern, IA, Megan Martin and husband Brett of Clarinda, IA, Jenny
Martin and husband Joe of Essex, IA, Kalon Whitehill and friend April
Welch of Braddyville, IA, Kade Whitehill of Coin, Ia. Rachel Rother
of Maryville, MO, and Jimmy Fallis of Clarinda, IA, seven great grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. On February 2,
2006 he and Connie would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2006,
at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. The Rev. Carl
Phillips gave the words of comfort. Special music was "Grandpa,
Tell Me About The Good Ole Days" and "Circle Of Life".
Attending the memory register were Marie Compton and Marie Miller.
Honorary casket bearers were Kalon Whitehill, Kade Whitehill, Scott
Warrick, Brett Martin, Jay Williams, Vashon Russell, Joe Martin, Jimmy
Fallis, Dylan Warrick, Trey Heerman, Jalen Heerman and Kyler Williams.
Following the funeral service, LeeRoy was cremated and his cremains
will be privately inurned in the Elmwood Cemetery at Coin at a later
date. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah was in charge
of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with
the family at www.hackettlivingstonfuneralhome.com on the web.
Heidelberger, Gary, born in
Britton, South Dakota, was the fourth of seven children of Milton and
Thelma Crippen Heidelberger. The family moved to Madison, South Dakota.
Following high school graduation, Gary worked his way through Mankato
State College in Minnesota. He earned a bachelors degree in Industrial
Arts in 1967 and later added a masters degree.
Marriage united Gary Lee and Charlotte Jean Rankin on May 20, 1967. They
shared 37 years of devoted companionship, a union blessed by three children.
Gary served his country in the Army, including a tour in Vietnam
Gary's full time teaching career, mostly in the Sioux Valley School District
of Linn Grove, Iowa, lasted until 1981.
The family then moved and took up farming in partnership with Vern W.
Williams between Coin and College Springs, Iowa. Gary was a conscientious
steward of the land. Gary obtained satisfaction in crops, machinery, carpentry,
livestock and agricultural organizations. He possessed strong Christian
convictions and enjoyed membership and fellowship in the Presbyterian
Church. Gary valued education, and loved sharing knowledge with young
Gary passed away at his home Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the age of 61.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Thelma Crippen Heidelberger,
his brother Walter, and his farming mentor Vern W. Williams.
Gary is survived by his treasured wife, Charlotte. He is also survived
by his three children: Rebecca and her partner Dutch of Madison, Wisconsin;
Peter and his wife Angelika of Bellevue, Nebraska; Martha and her husband
Michael Rowe of Blue Grass, Iowa; and three grandchildren, Noah, Kayah
and Luke. Also living are his four brothers Jim, Les, Howard, and Dale,
and his sister Rose; his parents-in-law Ruth and Will Rankin; and 11 Rankin
in-laws, as well as many nieces and nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the College Springs
Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jim Crapson officiating. Burial was at the
Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to Bibles
for Russia, Clarinda Community Center, or the College Springs Presbyterian
Church. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda assisted with arrangements.
Herzberg, Dean Paul, age 67,
of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, February
23, 2006 at Hospice House, Omaha, Nebraska.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Monday, February
27, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Wenda
Fry officiating. Visitation with the family was held 7-8 p.m., Sunday,
February 26, at the funeral home. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.
Dean Paul Herzberg was born May 8, 1938, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Paul
Herman Herzberg and Edna (Grebert) Herzberg. He was a student at Immanuel
Lutheran School, rural Clarinda, Iowa through the eighth grade and a
1957 graduate of Clarinda High School.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1961-1963. Dean
was united in marriage January 25, 1959, at Immanuel Lutheran Church,
rural Clarinda, Iowa to Catherine Warrick. They enjoyed 47 years of
marriage. Dean had been a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural
Clarinda, Iowa, St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa, Kountze Memorial
Lutheran, Omaha, Nebraska and was currently attending Bethany Lutheran
Church, Elkhorn, Nebraska.
Dean had worked for F.C. Grace Furniture Company of Clarinda, Hy-Vee
for thirty seven years and most recently managed condos for Omaha Retired
School Teachers. He enjoyed socializing and drinking coffee with friends;
he easily made friends wherever he went and had a genuine concern for
other people. Dean also enjoyed reading the newspaper and doing the
crossword puzzles, going for car rides, shopping, playing hand held
games, cards and visiting the casino. He especially enjoyed spending
time and being ornery with his grandkids.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, James Seddon;
and nephew, Brandon Michael McIntosh.
Survivors include his wife Catherine Herzberg of Omaha, Nebraska; daughters,
Rhonda Pounds and husband Tom of Omaha, Nebraska, Anne Sunderman and
husband Dennis of Villisca, Iowa, Brenda Wichman and husband Kevin of
Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Nathan Sunderman, Megan Wichman, Breanna
Sunderman, Amanda Pounds, and Alexandria Wichman; sisters, Lorene Rossander
and husband Leonard of Stanton, Iowa, Marian Seddon of Shenandoah, Iowa;
many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Herzberg, Frances I. Stephens, age 85 of Shenandoah, Iowa was born
May 1, 1922 in Bedford, IA, the daughter of Cecil and Martha
(Haidsaik) Stephens. She passed away on Wednesday afternoon,
January 16, 2008 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in
She graduated from Gravity High school n 1941. Frances
was united in marriage to Edmond Herzberg on October 24,
1946.Ed and Frances farmed outside of Shenandoah for over 50
years and were blessed with two sons, Larry and Edward.
Frances was a certified Nurse's Aide at the Shenandoah
Medical Center for 19 years. She enjoyed her family and work as
well as reading, walking and collecting beautiful glassware.
Hill, Charles V. "Chuck"
Charles passed away January 25, 2006 at his home in Lakewood, CO with
an apparent heart attack. His son was with him. Chuck was born in Clarinda
on February 29, 1932 to Charles V. Hill and Ruth V. Kohler Hill.
He lived here until he entered in the Army. He was stationed in Germany
in the motor pool. When he returned home he then moved to Colorado where
he has lived since, and worked as a body and fender repairman.
He is survived by his son Charles M. and wife Sue, daughter Haley, Shelby
and Sadye of Studio City, OK, nephew Richard of Elizabeth, CO and two
cousins Joye Welch and Ruth Walker.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Richard and George.
He will be missed by family members, a host of loving friends and neighbors.
Hixson, James Ralph, 64, of Chanute, passed away Thursday, January
5, 2006 at his home with his loving soul partner, Janie Morgan, at his
Ralph was born in Shenandoah, Iowa on November 21, 1941, the Son of
Donald and Helen (Snowdall) Hixson. He graduated from Amity High of
School of College Springs, Iowa in the Class of 1959. He continued his
education in the mid 1980's, receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration
in March 1987 and his Masters of Business Administration in January
Ralph worked for the Lozier Corporation in Omaha, NE for seventeen years,
as a Material Planning and Systems Manager. He then owned his own business,
First Class Interiors, before coming to Kustom Signals in April 1982.
Ralph held several manager positions at Kustom before becoming Senior
Vice President of Operations in 1990. He served in that position until
He was a member of the APICS (Association of Production & Inventory
Control Society), EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and MENSA.
While a member of the APICS he received his CFPIM, (Certified Fellow
in Production and Inventory Management) which is the highest level you
can achieve with APICS and is quite an honor, and his CIRM (Certified
in Integrated Resource Management).
Ralph is survived by a son, Derek Ralph Hixson; a daughter, Dana' Michele
May; a grandson, Andrew Hixson, two granddaughters, Krysta Hixson and
Kathleen May; brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Hixson; sister
and brother-in-law Ruth and Daryl Jerke, brother and sister-in-law Bud
and Kathy Hixson; sister and brother-in-law Barb and Steve Chubb; sister
Connie Hixson; sister and brother-in-law Dee and Gary Huseman; numerous
nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. at
the Living Word Assembly with Pastor Michael Longfellow officiating.
Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Department of Development,
Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905-9817 and may be left
with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel was in charge of
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabel.com.
Hockett, Lucille Pauline Porter, age 84, of Clarinda,
Iowa, died Thursday, February 23, 2006, at the Clarinda Regional Health
Center, Clarinda, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 29, 2006
at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend officiating.
Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Monday, February 27,
2006 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. A
memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge
Lucille Pauline Hockett was born July 25, 1921, at Wessington Springs,
South Dakota, to Eugene Porter and Ruth Esther (Frederick) Porter. The
family moved from South Dakota to Exira, Iowa and Lucille graduated
from Exira High School. Lucille was united in marriage November 3, 1952
to Delbert Dale Hockett.
He preceded her in death June 28, 1989. Lucille accompanied
Delbert as he worked with road construction from 1957 to 1988 building
Interstate 90 in Wyoming, Colorado and other states. They lived in Colorado
until they moved to Clarinda in 1988. Lucille was a member of the First
Baptist Church, Clarinda, Iowa. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword
puzzles and camping.
Preceding Lucille in death were her parents; husbands, Alvord Higgins
and Delbert Hockett; step daughter, Wanda Hockett.
Survivors include her son, Doug Higgins and wife Joanne of Clarinda,
Iowa; step children, Beverly Whitaker and husband Melvin of Estherville,
Iowa, Bob Hockett and wife Sandy of Estherville, Iowa; Janet Catelli
of Tucson, Arizona; nineteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren;
brother, Richard Porter and wife Dorothy of LeMars, Iowa; sister, Maxine
Clausen of San Jose, California.
Hoskins, Judith Marie Claire, was born the daughter of Robert James
and Virginia (Dufresne) Claire on Sunday, July 9, 1950 in Anchorage,
She moved with her family to Port Angeles, Washington where she attended
school and graduated from high school. During her school years she was
an avid swimmer and sports enthusiast. Judi moved to San Diego, California
where she began her banking career working for a savings and loan.
She then moved to the Portland area to be near her family. She became
a member of the Beaverton Nazarene Church where she met David and they
directed the singles group together. On October 12, 1980 Judi and David
were married in Beaverton and they raised their family.
Judi became part owner of Whimzze's Gift and Scrapbooking Nook in Beaverton,
where she touched the hearts of many women as they chronicled their
family's lives. She felt it was "the best job of my life".
For many years Judi worked for U S Bank and the First Federal Savings
and Loan in McMinnville, Newberg and Carlton.
Judy adored the Lord and loved to serve Him through her work, family
and other activities. Lately she and David were attending the Countryside
Community Church in Sherwood. She was very dedicated to her family,
friends and co-workers. She enjoyed scrapbooking and collecting Muffy
and Beanie Babies. After her marriage to David she came to love "The
Hoskins Hill" and the Newberg countryside.
To know Judi was to know compassion, selflessness, support and joy.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2006 Mrs. Hoskins died at her Newberg home
when she was fifty-five years, six months, and twenty-three days of
Surviving and left to honor her life are: her husband, David Hoskins
of Newberg; her father, Jim and "second mom" Ruth Clarire
of Beaverton; two sons, Timothy Hoskins of Simi Valley, California,
and Daniel Hoskins of Newberg; two daughters, Cynthia Hoskins and Virginia
Hoskins, both of Newberg; her brother, Robert Frank Claire of Pensacola,
Florida; her sister, Maribeth Roberts of Portland; five grandchildren,
Trenton and Rashun Hoskins of Newberg and Wesley, Whitney and Mackenzie
Hoskins of Simi Valley, California; and those who have come to know
and appreciate her where she has lived and worked. Her mother Virginia
Olive Clair preceded her in death.
Her funeral service was Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in the
Northside Community Church, Newberg with Pastor Sean McNay and Pastor
Timothy Hoskins officiating. Committal followed at Valley View Memorial
Park, Newberg. Arrangements are in the care of Attrell's Newberg Funeral
Chapel, a Golden Rule funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation, c/o Attrell's Newberg Funeral Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg,
Howard, Lonnie W., age 66, former
resident of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away February 24, 2006, at the Olympia
Medical Center Hospital in Los Angles, California.
He was born July 12, 1939 at Clarinda, Iowa the son
of Burnal F. Howard and Marjorie H. (Beavers, Howard) McNerney. He moved
to Atlantic with his family in 1944 and graduated from Atlantic High
School in 1957. His hobbies were reading and cooking.
He also was a very talented artist. After graduation from High School,
he lived with his grandparents, Alf and Fern Howard in Clarinda and
worked in restaurants there. He served in the Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
After serving in the Army he lived in Omaha and worked in restaurants
there before moving to Los Angeles in 1968. Lonnie worked at and managed
the famous Johnny's Restaurant at Wilshire & Fairfax, Los Angeles,
California for several years.
Lonnie along with his friend Armando, owned and operated the Los Jalapeno
Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles, California for several years. He
worked and cooked in Von's Supermarket Deli before he retired.
Lonnie is survived by his sister, Linnea (Mike) Murphy of Lewis; brother
in law, Larry O. Smith of Anita, Iowa; nieces and nephews: Dianna (Tom)
Williams of Atlantic, Bill (Alison) Murphy of Northridge, California,
Bob Murphy of Brooklyn, New York, Kelly (John) Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa,
Kerrie (Jordie) Harrell of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tracy (Brad)
Suhr of Anita, Iowa, and Brent (Malisa) Smith of Dow City, Iowa; fifteen
great nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles, Neil and Ardith Earl of
Mojave, California, Esther Roberts of Hood River, Oregon, Irene Stackhouse
of Clarinda, Iowa; several cousins and close family friend, Armando
De La Rosa of Los Angeles, California.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents; parents; stepfather, John
McNerney; sister, Lorain (Howard) Smith; aunts and uncles, Ted and Leta
Greenfield, Wayne Roberts, Clifford Stackhouse, George and Esther Van
Buskirk, J.C. and Virginia Wise; cousins, Lon Earl and Phyllis (Wise)
A memorial service was held in Los Angeles for friends in California.
Burial of the cremains with Rev. John Clark officiating will take place
2:00 p.m., March 28, 2006 at the Clarinda Cemetery for family and friends
in Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of
arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.
Hughes, Kyle, 91, of Clarinda, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at
Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the
United Methodist Church, New Market, with The Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating.
Visitation was from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial was in the Memory Cemetery, New Market.
Memorials may be directed to the New Market Methodist Church or to the
Armed Forces Memorial at Memory Cemetery. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared
with the family at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.
Kyle Hughes was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Taylor County, near New Market
to Carl David Hughes and Cordia Ann (Allison) Hughes and grew up on
farms both east and west of New Market. He attended the New Market grade
school all but his third year when he went to the Memory rural school.
He was a 1933 graduate of New Market High School.
Lolabelle Marguerite Karg on Christmas day of 1937. He continued to
farm with his dad until he bought a farm east of New Market in 1944.
He moved there in March, one week before their second child was born.
Their three children were raised on that farm. Their children consisted
of Clyde David, Julia Ann and Jackson Karg.
They sold the farm and moved to Clarinda in 1972. Kyle was a member
of the New Market Baptist Church and then he joined the New Market Methodist
Church. Besides farming, he was an elder in the New Market Baptist Church
where he led Sunday School. Other jobs he held were driving a school
bus, working at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute, selling feed,
working for Green Bay Lumber Company and Lisle Corporation.
Upon retiring from Lisle's, he grew restless and worked part -time at
McCunn Implement where he enjoyed educating the younger men about the
older machinery. Kyle was a devoted husband and being an only child,
he enjoyed the family get-togethers of his wife's nine siblings.
He was always very pleased when his own 3 children were all present
at the same time for any holiday event. He also was very proud of the
fact that portions of Memory Cemetery are on what used to be Hughes
land. His first time of cultivating corn was on what is now the South
addition and he told of herding the cows home at milking time from a
pasture, what is now the West portion, where he will be laid to rest.
devastated when his wife of 62 years plus died in 2000. He lived alone
for a year, and then went to the Eiler House for a year, then to Goldenrod
Manor where he enjoyed playing rummy with family and the nurse's aides.
He kept his wittiness and sense of humor through his stay, even though
his confusion brought him much anxiety.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Lolabelle, and a grandson
Duane Hughes, plus other brother and sister-in-laws.
Remaining to cherish his memory is his son, David and wife Karolyn,
Clarinda; his daughter Julia and husband Phil Mattox, Sterling, Ill.;
his son, Jack and wife Janice, Bellevue, Neb.; eight grandchildren and
their spouses; 14 great- and five step great-grandchildren; three step
great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; four brothers-in-law;
many nieces and nephews and friends.
Humphrey, Donovan Emerson, age 73, of Clarinda, Iowa died
Saturday, January 28, 2006, at Bryan LGH Medical Center, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2006
at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Lowell Schaaf officiating. Masonic
services will be held 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at the funeral
home and visitation with the family will follow until 8:00 p.m. Burial
with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230
will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Masonic
Nodaway Lodge #140 AF & AM Scholarship Fund or to the Clarinda Fire
and Rescue. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donovan Emerson Humphrey was born February 7, 1932, rural Clarinda,
Iowa, to George William Humphrey and Mary Emily (Downing) Humphrey.
Don was a 1950 graduate of Clarinda High School. He served his country
during the Korean Conflict in the United States Air Force from January
2, 1951 - March 1, 1959. Don was united in marriage to Neva McCall on
December 17, 1952 at Clarinda, Iowa. Don was a life long farmer.
He enjoyed farm life and liked to cut brush and wood. Don also enjoyed
reading. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge of Siam and Clarinda
and was Past Master. Don held many local offices and was a state officer
twice. He was also active in the Page County Fair serving as swine superintendent
for 17 years. Don was a member of the American Legion Post 98. He was
also a Farm Business Association board member both locally and at the
state. Don and Neva enjoyed square dancing since 1967.
Preceding Don in death were his parents. Survivors include his wife,
Neva Humphrey of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Terri Lynn James and husband
Mike of Minier, Illinois; daughter, Donna Jo Wagoner and husband Doyle
of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Gail Marie Towne and husband DeLoy of Corning,
Iowa; son, Richard Leo Humphrey of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Mary Linda
Humphrey of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren: Kate James, Jenny Chandler
and husband Brent, Zach Wagoner and wife Kisha, Aaron Wagoner; great
grandchild, David James; brother, Dale Humphrey and wife Joanne of Green
Valley, Arizona; brother, Leo Humphrey and wife Janice of Essex, Iowa;
brother, Vern Humphrey and wife Marilyn of Emporia, Kansas.