Page County, Iowa obituaries - M - names

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Moses, Della Elizabeth Calfee - Della Elizabeth (Calfee) Moses, the daughter of Charles Levi and Vera (Honaker) Calfee, was born July 10, 1908 in Elmo, Missouri. She attended Salem Country School and graduated from Elmo High School in 1927.

On December 31, 1928, Della was united in marriage to Fredrick Orville Moses at their pastor’s home in Clarinda, Iowa. They lived in Braddyville, Iowa, College Springs, Iowa, Westboro, Missouri and Blanchard, Iowa. They then moved back to Elmo, following Fred’s retirement, where Della lived until 2007. She then moved to Golden Rod Nursing Home in Clarinda, Iowa. Della passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Clarinda Regional Hospital at the age of 101 years. Della was a member of the Elmo Christian Church and the North Star Rook Club.

Besides her parents, Della is preceded in death by her husband, Fred, who passed away in 1982; two daughters, Freda Webber and Della Ruth Moses; son, Jerry Moses; two grandsons, Mark Bargman and Jerry Allan Moses; two brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include her children, Bonnie Moses, Tarkio, Missouri; Larry Moses and his wife, Linda, Fairfax, Missouri; Carol Bargman and her husband, Bill, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Joy Beemer, and her husband, Dennie, Gravity, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; thirty five great grandchildren; sixteen great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa. Services by Davis Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, Missouri.


Malloy, Lucille Eleanor Wenstrand was born March 6, 1919 at the rural High Prairie community near Essex, Iowa in Page County. She passed away September 7, 2005 at the Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa. She attended country school at High Prairie, graduated from Essex High School in 1936, and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. She began her teaching career in the country schools and taught for thirty-eight years in elementary schools in Essex, Shenandoah, and Red Oak. On August 14, 1951, Lucille was united in marriage to Russell Malloy. Following their marriage they lived and farmed in rural Imogene for several years. Lucille and Russell later moved to a farm northwest of Essex where they lived until moving into Essex in 1974.

Preceding Lucille in death were her parents, Sigfred and Eleanor (Nora) Anderson Wenstrand, husbands William Bowman and Russell Malloy, and son Jon Malloy.

She is survived by daughter Joan Gould of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and daughter-in-law Judith Malloy of Council Bluffs, Iowa; five grandchildren: Angela Albright of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Kenneth Gould of Pampano Beach, Florida; Michael Malloy and fiancée Anastasia Stingley of Chicago, Illinois; Jacqueline Gould of Atlanta, Georgia; and Gina Malloy of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one great grandson, Blaise Albright of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Jim Ressigieu. Vocalist Carol Owen sang "In The Garden" and "Evening Prayer". Organist was Becky Hoenshel. Special music was "Precious Memories" recorded by Jed Clampit. Attending the memory register was Martha Wenstrand and Jan Smith. Caring for flowers were Peggy Franks and Gloria Mauer. Casket bearers were Jeffrey Malloy, Ray Berlin, Carroll Gutschenritter, Bill Hillman, Dick Johnson and Joey Samuelson. Interment was in the Essex Cemetery. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at on the web.
Martin, Michael Dean, son of Berkly Dean and Rosalyn (Saner) Martin, was born on August 8, 1962, at Shenandoah, Iowa. Michael grew up in Shenandoah and attended the Shenandoah Public Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1980. He graduated from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs with an Electronics Degree in 1984.

Following graduation, Michael lived for a time in Texas, later moving to Las Vegas, and then to Kansas City where he worked at Manora Medical Center as a phelobotomist. While working at Manora he met his wife, Margaret Mary (Peggy) McElroy, they were married on March 20, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. After their marriage he worked at Physicians Lab in Omaha, and later at University Hospital as a phelobotomist. After leaving University Hospital, Michael contracted with AT&T working with fiber optics. In recent years Michael returned home due to failing health where he passed away this past Tuesday, October 11, 2005. Michael was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, woodworking, reading, baseball and teasing his nieces and nephews, whom he adored.

Preceding Michael in death were his father Berkly; grandparents, Walter and Dorothy Martin and grandfather, Louis Saner, Sr. Survivors include his mother Rosalyn Martin of Shenandoah; grandmother, Bernice Saner of Shenandoah; three sisters, Barb Martin, Teresa Davis and friend Ronnie Whipple, Deb Almeida and husband Stan, all of Council Bluffs, Iowa; nieces, Jamie Smiley and husband Zach, Este and Tatum Smiley and Katie Almeida; nephews, Matt McIntyre, Tony and Mitchell Almeida, all of Council Bluffs; along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, October 14, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah. Celebrant was the Rev. Vern Smith. Lector was Richard Haigwood. Organist was Mary Beth Gowing and Jane Emge was vocalist. Attending the memory register were Teresa Allely and Tammy Franks. Ushers were Darrell Saner, Jeff Saner and Tim Saner. Honorary casket bearers were Kevin Maher, Greg Franzen, Brian Habermehl, Chris Maher, Ronnie Whipple, Danny Berglund, John Beach, Kelly Connell, Pete Webber and Steve Vojchehoske. Casket bearers were Mitchell Almeida, Anthony Almeida, Matthew McIntyre, Michael Bartles, Rodney Allely and Carl Martin. Inurnment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at a later date. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mattox, Kenneth E., was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 21, 1941 to Laveren and Lorean (Troth) Mattox. He passed away at Shenandoah, Iowa on January 24, 2005 at the age of 63. Kenneth was united in marriage to Marjorie June Mattox on August 8, 1959 at Rockport, Missouri. After marriage, they resided in the Council Bluffs area for a short while, but spent most of their marriage in Shenandoah. Kenneth enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, cards, pool, beer and cigarettes and working on his car. Most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his father and mother; step-mother, Betty Mattox; wife, Marjorie Mattox; sister, Cathy Head and brother, Ronald Mattox. Survivors include daughters, Teresa McCollum of Shenandoah, IA., and Tammy Mutchler and husband Alfred of Shenandoah, IA.; sons Kenneth Mattox Jr., Bruce Mattox, and Mike Mattox all of Shenandoah, IA; brother, Dean Mattox of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Sandra Stultz of Council Bluffs, IA , and Viola Ricks of Omaha, NE.; 21 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews ; other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services were held Thursday, January 27, 2005 at the Thurman Cemetery in Thurman, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Bill Shane. Casket bearers were Tim Head, Curtis Mattox, Daniel Mattox, Dustin Mattox, Lou Derosler and Jon McMullen. Honorary casket bearers were Wes Stogdill, Andy Freeman and Donald Powell. Interment was in the Thurman Cemetery in Thurman, Iowa. Military Rites were given by Ronnel-Conklin V.F.W. Post #7064 of Tabor, Iowa. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mauer, Rosemary Ann Delehant, daughter of Michael Edmund and Mary Ellen (Ryan) Delehant was born on June 3, 1933, at Imogene, Iowa. She passed away on Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 72.

Her early life was spent growing up on the family farm at Imogene. She attended St. Patrick’s High School in Imogene, graduating with the Class of 1951.

On November 11, 1954, Rosemary was united in marriage to Dareld Eugene Mauer at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imogene. Together they farmed in the Imogene area until 1969, when they purchased Wambolt’s Resort in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Together they ran the resort until 2002, before Dareld passed away in May of 2003. Prior to her marriage Rosemary worked at the Security Trust and Savings Bank in Shenandoah from 1951 to 1954.

Rosemary was a member of the Mantrap Valley Conservation Club Auxiliary in Park Rapids, Minnesota and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imogene. She enjoyed gardening, reading, playing cards, traveling to visit her children and grandchildren and spending the winter months in Arizona.

Preceding Rosemary in death were her husband; son, Jerome Eugene Mauer; infant son, Dareld Edmund Mauer; and her parents. Survivors include her children, Kathryn Mauer of Phoenix, AZ, James Mauer and wife Lisa of Arvada, CO, Karen Mauer of Cumberland, IA, and Joseph Mauer and wife Deborah of Ramsey, MN; eight grandchildren, James, Jacob, Joshua, Jared and Jay Mauer, Sarah and Matthew Thomsen, and Joseph Mauer; five brothers and sisters, Michael Delehant and wife Trish of Imogene, IA, Joan Bruce and husband Larry of Red Oak, IA, Rita Hurst of Shenandoah, IA, Patricia Erickson of Clinton, IA, and Donald Delehant and wife Polly of Shenandoah, IA; brother-in-law, Donald Mauer and wife Doris; other relatives and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imogene. Celebrant was the Rev. Kenneth Gross. Altar servers were Austine Nelson and Mariah Johnson. Lector was Jake McGargill. Soloist was Jane Emge and organist was Mary Beth Gowing. Musical selections were “The Old Rugged Cross”, “On Eagles Wings”, “Ave Maria” and “Amazing Grace”. Attending the memory register were Juli Hurst and Kim Hurst. Caring for the flowers were Betty Edwards, Debbie Bruce, Diane Bruce and Cindy Akins. Ushers were Carl Maher and Justin Owens. Casket bearers were James Mauer, Jacob Mauer, Joshua Mauer, Jared Mauer, Jay Mauer, Sarah Thomsen, Matthew Thomsen and Joseph Mauer. Interment was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Imogene. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
McCloud, Rickey L., was born to Robert and Doris (Wiggins) McCloud on July 13, 1945 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He attended school in Shenandoah until he and his parents moved to Oregon. Rickey later returned to Omaha, Nebraska and resided until 2003. At that time he moved to Ozark, Missouri, where he worked with his cousin as a roofer.

Rickey liked to play pool with his friends. His animals, two cats and three dogs, were his children.

Rickey is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by his beloved friend, Aggie Scott of Ozark, Missouri; aunts, Deloris McMahon of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Darlene Hatfield of Washougal, Washington; cousin, Stella DeLong and husband Paul of Ozark, Missouri; cousin, Dennis McMahon and friend Bonnie Bammer of Shenandoah, Iowa; cousins Dick, Colleen and Roger Hatfield all of Washington; cousins, Merlin, Billy Joe, Bonnie and Lois McCloud all of Oregon; a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held Wenesday, April 20, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Karen Bash. Casket bearers were Gerald Scott, Paul DeLong, Jeff McMahon, Wendell DeLong, Dennis McMahon and Randy Messenger. Military Rites were given by American Legion Post #88 of Shenandoah, Iowa. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangments.
McGargill, Gertrude Marie Tragesser was born October 31, 1911 at Tipton, Indiana and was the eldest child of Frank and Mary Amelia (Schuck) Tragesser. She passed away May 3, 2005 in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 93.

She attended grade school at country schools in Pleasantville and Knoxville, Iowa. She attended High School at Knoxville, Iowa and Nursing School in Des Moines, Iowa at Mercy Hospital.

Gertrude married Edward J. McGargill September 24, 1934. To that union eleven children were born. Ed and Gertrude moved to the farm after their marriage and she lived there until July 2000 when she moved to Shenandoah.

Since the death of her husband in 1971, she finished raising her family and has done much volunteer work with Altar Society, Pro Life, the Blood Bank, Cancer Society, the Historical Society, Extension, Shenandoah Hospital Auxiliary and was a Reach to Recovery person for Fremont County for many years. She has made many things for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Until the age of 92, she made her own bread. Gertrude loved playing bridge and belonged to several bridge groups. She also belonged to the Meta Grada group.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward; sons, Peter, John, Matt, and Paul; daughter, Mary Agnes; grandson, Abe McGargill and great grandson Lucas McGargill. She is survived by daughter, Marilyn Skahill; son, Mark McGargill and wife Dorothy; son, Luke and wife Beverly; son Thomas “Jake” McGargill and wife Pam; son, George and wife Laurie; son Sam and wife Marleen; 34 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren; two sisters, Katherine Kuhn and Agnes Fout along with a host of other family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa. Celebrant for the service was Father Kenneth Gross. Eucharistic Ministers were Melonie Doyle, Gary Campin and Sandy Bugg. Brady Gutschenritter and Jason Goltz were Altar Servers. Lector for the service was Jake McGargill. Vocalists Janice Doyle and Patti Wetterland were accompanied by organist Michaela Martin. Special music was "How Great Thou Art", "Ave Maria", "Prayer of St. Francis" and "Gentle Woman". Attending the memory register were Helen Laughlin, Fannie Martin, Margine Henry and Madge Maher. Gift bearers were Ann Steichen, Mary Grenier, Kerri McGargill, Audrey McGargill and Magan Taylor. Bud Laughlin was the bell toller. Ushers for the services were Marty Laughlin, Frank Gutschenritter and John Martin. Honorary casket bearer was Greg McGargill. Casket bearers were Tony Skahill, Tom McGargill, Ed McGargill, Jason McGargill, Zach McGargill, Ben McGargill, Chad McGargill and Scott McGargill. Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Imogene, Iowa. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at

Mead, Henry Jackson - J.H. Mead Dead - News comes to us this morning telling of the death of J.H. Meade of this city at his daughter's home on E. Washington, Wednesday night, at 12 o'clock. Mr Meade has been ailing for some time and was under the physician's care at the time of his death. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 22, 1914

HENRY JACKSON MEAD - Henry Jackson Mead was born in Madison county, Ohio, June 28th, 1842, and died in Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 21st, 1914, aged 71 years, six months and 23 days.

When still a young man the deceased came to Iowa, locating in Muscatine county, where he was married to Miss Mary Adeline Parsons Dec 25, 1865. To this union five children were born, Mrs Nellie McNutt and Phoebe E. of New Market, George M. of Garden City, Kans., Fred A. of Farragut and Mrs Cora Hazelton of this city.

Mr Mead came to Clarinda in March, 1876, and was for many years closely identified with the mercantile interests of the city.

After the death of his wife July 4, 1911, he retired from active business, making his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs Hazelton. Deceased was in his usual health until shortly before Christmas, when he began to fail and Jan 4 he suffered a severe attack of heart trouble. He seemed to rally, however, and on Wednesday he appeared so much better that hopes were entertained for his recovery. But this was not to be and before another day had dawned his spirit had gone to that land where pain and parting are no more and to meet his Savior, whom he trusted. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 29, 1914

Funeral of J.H. Mead - The funeral of J.H. Mead who died Jan 22, following a seige of heart trouble, was held Friday at 1:30 pm, from the home of his daughter, Mrs Thos Hazelton, on East Washington street, conducted by Rev A.S. Woodard. Mr Mead was in the 72nd year of his age and had been a resident of this city many years. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT and CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 29, 1914



Mead, Mrs J.H. - Mrs J.H. Mead died Tuesday evening at her home in southeast Clarinda following a long siege of illness. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 6, 1911

Marley, Jacob - Jacob Marley, for a number of years a well known and respected resident of this community, died at the home of his son, Walter, at Page Center, Iowa, Friday, March 30, in the ninetieth year of his age. The reamins were brought to Pawnee City [Iowa] for burial, the funeral services being held at the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Rev Paul C. Payne officiating. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife, who died March 5, 1923.

Jacob Marley was born in Ashboro, Randolph county, North Carolina, in the year 1833, at Page Center, Iowa. He had three brothers and two sisters, all of whom have gone on before. He walked with his two brothers from his father's home to Indiana when there was no railroad. There he hired out for nine dollars a month. Then he came to Winterset [Iowa] and was married to Miss Mariah Guthrie, March 17, 1857, by Rev Powell at Rose Hill mission. To this union were born five children.

June 26, 1868, Jacob Marley was married to Melisa Weed in Afton [Iowa] by Rev Robins. To this union nine children were born: Walter J. Marley, Page Center, Iowa; M.J. Marley, Boulder, Colo; B.A. Marley, Summerfield, Kas; Mrs Lulu McKinley, Kansas City; Mrs Hattie Murray, Denver, Colo; Mrs Laura Radford, College Springs, Iowa; Mrs Emma Armstrong and Neal Marley, Pawnee City. He moved to Red Oak [Iowa] in 1873, remaining there for two years. Then he moved to Clarinda in 1875, and after one year in business he moved on a farm four miles west of Clarinda, where he and his family lived for 25 years. Then he moved to Pawnee City and located on a farm four miles west of town. Later, he and his wife left the farm and moved to Pawnee City, where they lived until the death of his beloved wife. After her death on March 5, 1923, he went to Page Center, Iowa, and lived his last days with his son, Walter. At the time of his death he was 89 years, eight months and 14 days of age.

He served three and one-half years for his country. Always a good citizen and a good neighbor, he made friends wherever he went. He united with his wife with the United Presbyterian church at Page Center in the year 1889, and after moving to Pawnee City they made their church home with the Second United Presbyterian church and afterward with the Reformed Prebyterian church, and was a faithful member until his old age prevented him from attending.

A father gone but not forgotten. "BLessed is he that dies in the Lord." [ from unidentified newspaper of Pawnee City, Iowa]

This obituary in the Clarinda Herald, Apr 1923 gives marriages dates of Mar 17, 1858 and Jun 26, 1966.


Mathewson, Elma Elizabeth Humphrey - Alma Elizabeth HUMPHREY Mathewson was b. in Knox Co., Illinois on 28 Aug 1861 and d. of Apoplexy @ their home in Shenandoah @ 3 A.M. on 23 Sep 1905.  She had walked down the street to visit friends and when she returned home, she felt faint and the doctor was called, but nothing could be done.
She mar. Edward G. Mathewson on 19 Nov 1885.  At her death 2 of their 7 children were deceased.  She was bur. in the Baker Cem. @ Norwich, Tarkio Twp, Page, Iowa. (This is east of Shenandoah)
Notes:  In the 1900 Federal Census she sed she was b. Aug 1862.  Most of the census named her Elma (which we have accepted)

from Don Heflin:


McKee, Charles L. "Roy" - Charles L. "Roy" McKee was born April 28, 1909 in Braddyville to William McKee. He was the youngest of four children.

McKee attended Braddyville High School and graduated in 1926. He attended Iowa State College for two years. He married Florence Willsie July 14, 1934. They had two children.

He began his career in aircraft building in Marysville, Ks., in the early 1930s. He learned to fly in 1933, and has been an active pilot since.

He farmed at Shambaugh from 1934-35. He moved to Tulsa, Ok., in 1936 to work for Spartan Aircraft. In 1938, he moved his family to Wichita, Ks., and worked for Stearman, which is Boeing.

He helped set up the B-29 production line during the war. McKee worked for Rawdon Brothers Aircraft following the war.

In 1950, he moved his family to Boulder, Co., and then to Shambaugh, where he farmed until 1953. He was hired by Lennox Furnace Company, Des Moines, to build flaps and ailerons for the F-86.

McKee was an active member of College Hill United Methodist Church, and the Silver Link Sunday School class. He served as president of the class, and taught Sunday school for many years.

While his children were growing up, he was active in Boys Scouts. He was also a member of the Kiwanis and served as president from 1979-80.

McKee was also active in the OX-5 Club, and was treasurer at the time of his death.

He and his wife delivered Meals on Wheels every Monday since 1973.

Survivors include his wife, Florence; sons, Weldon, Fair Oaks, Ca; Richard, Dodge City, Ks.; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother, Jim, Dubuque; sister, Esther Anderson, Clarinda.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Homer.

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov 3 at 1 pm at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with visitation from 7-8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clarinda Cemetery.

McMillan, John M. -

Rev. John M. McMillan, 89, of Darlington Township, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at home.

Born August 18, 1922 in Clarinda, Iowa, he was the son of the late Rev. Matthew and Margaret Gault McMillan. He was a member of the Eastvale Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh. Rev McMillan had been a pastor in Sparta, Illinois, Coldenham, NY, Marion, Iowa, and Endicott, NY. His final pastorate was in the planting of a new congregation in Endicott, NY.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Rev. Robert McMillan and Dr. Willard McMillan, and two sisters, Rosalie Ward and Beth Ward.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marion Adams McMillan; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Linda McMillan, Montgomeryville, PA, and Donald and Jean McMillan, Pittsburgh; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Gordon Keddie, Greenwood, Indiana; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Morgan and Brian Clinton, Matthew and Adrienne McMillan, Philip and Miriam McMillan, Kyle McMillan, Donald Keddie, Iain and Erin Keddie, and David and Christina Keddie, and a great-grandson, Joshua Keddie.

Friends will be received on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the HILL & KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME,, 3801 Fourth Ave., College Hill, Beaver Falls.

There will be an additional visitation on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. in the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, 209 Darlington Road, Patterson Township, Beaver Falls, with the Rev. Micah Ramsey officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, New Galilee.