Page County, Iowa obituaries - O - names

Oxley, Clara Coon - Clara Coon was born Dec 7, 1879 and died at her home one half mile south of Siam, at 8 pm, Feb 4, 1911 aged 31 years 1 month, and 27 days.

She was united in marriage to Harvey A. Oxley on Jan 27, 1904. To this union were born two children, Letha Ortheal aged 6 years and Alva Eldon aged 4 years. These with a devoted husband, a father and mother, two brothers, a sister are left to mourn her death.

Clara early in life yielded in obedience to the demands of her savior and became a member of the Berea congregation Church of Christ, at which place she held membership at the time of her death.

She died in full hope, stating at one time that she desired to depart speedily and be with her Lord. Funeral services were held at the home at 12 pm on Monday Feb 6, conducted by Elder R.E. Snodgrass of Hopkins, Mo., after which the body was laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery.

Oxley, Letha Ortheal - Letha Ortheal Oxley was born in Taylor County, Iowa, January 30, 1905. The daughter of Harvey A. and Clara Coon Oxley. At the age of 10 years, she united with the Methodist church at Siam and has lived a devoted Christian life. She finished rural school and entered high school in 1920 and on Jan 25, 1921 sickness blighted all her hopes. She departed this life Jan 27, 1922 at the home of her parents near Siam. Her mother and only brother passed away in 1911. She leaves to mourn her loss the father, step-mother, step-sister, step-brother, and many relatives and friends. All who knew her loved her. The funeral was held at the M.E. church at Siam, Sunday Jan 29 conducted by Rev Perkins of Shambaugh. Interment in Shearer Cemetery.

Oxley, Evangeline Lister - Evangeline Lister Oxley was born in Davis county, Iowa, May 4, 1873, the daughter of James Riley and Ann Eliza Lister. She was married April 28, 1898, to Aaron Lawrence Oxley who preceded her in death on February 22, 1918.

Five children were born to this union --four daughters and one son. One infant daughter passed away at birth and the son, Lawrence Gayl, on Sept 24, 1938. Three daughters survive: Mrs Albert J. Dimoush of Independence, Mo, Mrs Ruth Oxley Steemen of Denver, Colo, and Mrs S. Hastings Richards of Phoenix, Ariz, and five grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs I.E. Stickleman, of Clarinda, Iowa, and five brothers Elbert, Frank, Andrew, Charlie and Walter Lister.

She became a member of the Methodist church in 1897 and remained in that faith during her entire lifetime. She was a kind mother and gave herself unstintingly to the rearing of her family. Funeral services were conducted by Ellsworth L. Woods pastor of the Christian Church of Clarinda, Iowa, at Walker's Funeral Home Tuesday morning, May 4, at ten o'clock. Music was provided by Doris Forbes and Aletha Hutchings.

Interment was in Shearer Cemetery. Pallbearers were Elbert Lister, Charley Lister, Frank Lister, Elliott Lister, Abe Oxley and Leon Oxley.


Oxley, Ethan I. - Ethan I. Oxley died at his home near Siam, northwest of Hopkins, Sunday night, June 18, 1899, at 12 o'clock.

Mr Oxley was in his usual good health Sunday and he ate a hearty supper Sunday evening. After supper he took a bath and repaired to his bed. His family noticed his heavy breathing and going to him discovered he was unconscious. A doctor was at one summoned and everything done that medical science could perform, but all efforts to revive him failed. He died at exactly 12 o'clock.

Mr Oxley was about 62 years old and was one of Taylor county's oldest and most respected settlers--moving to this vicinity in '57. He was a soldier in the civil war, being a member of Company F of the Twenty-ninth Iowa volunteers. He was an honored and influential member of the G.R. Post at Hopkins [Mo]. Funeral services were held at his late home at 2 pm Tuesday, conducted by Rev Johnson, of Siam, after which the body was interred in the Schreve [Shearer] cemetery in Page County.

The following comrades were selected as pall bearers and were all members of Mr Oxley's company J.M. Houck, William Wilkins, Alex John, S.J. Dallison, William Cobb and F.E. Walker. -- Bedford Times Press


Oxley, Aaron Lawrence - Aaron Lawrence Oxley was born at Siam, Iowa, July 3, 1877 and died at the Sisters Hospital in St Joseph, Mo, February 22, 1918. Aged 40 years, 6 months, and 22 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Eva Lister in January 1898. To this union five children were born, Estella who died in infancy and Lawrence, Alma, Elma, and Jennie who with their mother are left to mourn the loss of a kind father and husband.

Mr Oxley is also survived by an aged mother, Mrs Ethan Oxley of Siam and four brothers and four sisters, Ervin, Harve and Abe Oxley of Siam and Frank of Gravity, Mrs Dora Roth of Clearmont, Mo, three sisters living at a distance were unable to be present at the funeral which was conducted by Rev J. Joseph Penn at the Methodist church in Siam on Sunday February 24.

Mr Oxley united with the Methodist church in 1899.

His death was caused by an accident while working with the hay baler at his home in Beatty, Kansas. The large crowd of people who came to pay a last tribute of respect is a testimony of the many friends Lawrence leaves at his old home in Siam. And two friends from his home in Kansas accompanied the sorrowing family to the last resting place of the husband and father. He was buried with the honors of the Modern Woodmen Lodge of Hopkins, Mo, being a member at the time of his death of the Modern Woodmen and Royal neighbor Lodge at Beatty, Kansas. New Market Herald, New Market, Iowa, Feb 28, 1918 [Shearer Cem]


Oxley, Aaron Lawrence - A.L. OXLEY'S INJURIES FATAL - A.L. Oxley who was injured by being caught in the belt wheel of a gasoline engine at Home City on Saturday, Feb 16 died as a result of his injuries at the Sister's Hospital in St Joseph [Missouri] Friday morning, Feb 22 at 8 o'clock after lying for almost a week in a partial state of coma. At one time while at the hospital he seemed to be making some improvements but the nature of his injuries were such that despite the best medical attendance he could not survive.

Aaron Lawrence Oxley son of Ethen I. and Acenath E. Oxley, was born at Siam, Taylor county, Iowa, July 30, 1877, and at death was 40 years, 6 months, and 23 days old. He was united in marriage with Evangeline Lister on April 28, 1898 and to this union five children were born, Estella, who died in infancy, and Gayl, Faye, Ruth and Evelyn. His devoted wife, four children, four brothers, four sisters and his aged mother survive. The body was taken to his old home at Bedford, Iowa where on Sunday afternoon, Feb 24, at 2 o'clock, funeral services were held at the Methodist church. Beattie Eagle, Beattie, Kansas [Shearer Cem]


Oxley, Aseneth Elnora - Aseneth Elnora Oxley was born near Peoria, Illinois June 3, 1840 and died near Siam, Iowa December 28, 1921 at the age of 81 years, 6 months, and 25 days.

She was married to E.I. Oxley, May 13, 1858. To this union twelve children were born. Five of them, with her husband, have preceded her to the better land.

Besides her own children she raised Ed and Wm Glover, sons of her husband's nephew. Both are living.

At the age of 16 she consecrated her life to her Savior and united with the Christian church, later transferring her membership to the M.E. church, where she remained a member until her death. In her illness of several months duration, she frequently expressed a desire to be at rest with her Savior.

She leaves to mourn her demise, seven children, four sons and three daughters; 43 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist church of Siam, Saturday, December 31, conducted by Rev Perkins of Shambaugh, and she was laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery.

Olenius, Robert, age 76, of rural Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2005, at his home in rural Clarinda, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 10, 2005 at College Springs Presbyterian Church with Reverend Jim Crapson officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 Sunday, October 9, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the College Springs Presbyterian Church or to the Page County Cancer Society. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lowel Olenius was born March 1, 1929 at Des Moines, Iowa.. He was the son of Chester Olenius and Florence (Whipp) Olenius. Bob was a 1946 graduate of Coin High School. He attended Milford Trade School, Milford, Nebraska. He was united in marriage December 6, 1947 at the Coin Presbyterian Church to Barbara Williamson. Bob 's early working career included working at John Deere Company and at the Meredith Publishing Company in Des Moines. He then farmed for most of his life. Bob had many interests; he enjoyed snow skiing, golfing, collecting guns, John Deere toys, riding motor cycles (he and Barb went to Sturgis in 2001 and 2002). He was a member of the College Springs Presbyterian Church.

Preceding Robert in death were his parents and brother-in-law, Jack Williamson.

Survivors include his wife Barb of rural Clarinda, Iowa; son, Vic Olenius and wife Aileen of Victoria, Texas; son, Greg Olenius and wife Betsy of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Valerie Bair and husband Randy of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Angela Rodgers and husband Richard of Houston, Texas; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two step grandchildren; sister-in-law, Phyllis Williamson of Emerson, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

[117] Olson, Douglas A. Olson, age 79, of Elmo, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2005, at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

He was born November 27, 1925, at Goodrich, Michigan, to Elinor E. and May Annette Carolyne (Nelson) Olson. He moved to northwest Missouri as a child and graduated from Amity High School, College Springs, Iowa.

He was a farmer and served with the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Elmo, Missouri, the Bradley Carver American Legion Post of Elmo, a member of NRA (National Rifle Association), and NFO (National Farmers Organization), and an EMT with the local Rescue Unit. He loved to hunt and fish.

He married Betty Jo McIntyre, January 25, 1947, at the Methodist Parsonage in Elmo.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo of the home, seven children: Jackie and Gary McIntyre, Maryville, Missouri, Betty Lou and Richard Clements, Hopkins, Missouri, Darrel and Laurie Olson, Cedar Edge, Colorado, Donald "Skip" and Sharlys Olson, St. Joseph, Missouri, Kay and Gary Haith, Tarkio, Missouri, May and Don Anciaux, Iowa City, Iowa, Nancy and Tom Patton, Craig, Colorado; a sister, Onalea and Robert Huff, Bedford, Iowa; a step sister, Ruth Peterson; step brother, Kenneth Peterson; nineteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 17, 2005, at the United Methodist Church, Elmo, Missouri. Burial will be at the High Prairie Cemetery, near Elmo, Missouri. Visitation with the family will be held Sunday afternoon 3-4 p.m. at Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church, Elmo, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel, Burlington Junction, Missouri.

Olson, Kenton A. Olson was born May 22, 1940 to Katherine E. and Harold K. Olson at their home in Wheeler County, Nebraska, their second child and only son. Early on the morning of June 18, 2005, he slipped away unexpectedly and quietly to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A gathering of friends and family was held at Kenton and Nancy Olson's home at Coin, Iowa on Friday, June 24, 2005, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A memorial service celebrating his life was held at the United Methodist Church at Bartlett, Nebraska on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.; a private graveside gathering of only his wife and children followed the Saturday memorial service.

Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Kenton was a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University where he met the true love of his life, Nancy Jean Jackson. He was elbow deep in soapsuds, water, and dirty dishes in the TKE fraternity kitchen when he first met his true love. So entranced was he that he soon called her for a "come as you are party" first date and generously gave her a full fifteen minutes to prepare; however, she did not appear for that first date exactly as she was at the time of his invitation.

Soon he became a regular fixture at her church to get a glimpse of her and to bask in the melody of her beautiful singing voice as it rose to the church rafters. On August 12, 1961, Kenton and Nancy embarked upon a married life together that spanned almost 44 years. Together they weathered the many disappointments of life, but more importantly they shared the abundant blessings and joys.

Kenton and Nancy were blessed with eight children born to their marriage and together they raised them, a foster son, and influenced and changed the lives of numerous other children; all were a source of continuous pleasure and joy in Kenton's life. He encouraged them to take flight in their own lives and soar far above and beyond the horizon. The privilege of raising his children paid Kenton a handsome reward in a wide spectrum of professions and special interests that include lawyers, businessmen and women, entrepreneurs, missionaries, an airline pilot, a paralegal, counter-terrorism advisor, health care providers and researchers, a health care administrator, a writer, computer scientists, global travelers, and investors; all are well educated and contributing members of society.

Forever and always a cattle rancher at heart, Kenton remained steadfast in his love of the Nebraska sandhills and the wide-open spaces of his sprawling Headquarters Ranch near Bartlett, Nebraska and the Gracie Creek Ranch near Burwell, Nebraska. He shared his early fondness for airplanes and flying with his children and several are pilots or ground schooled. He always preferred the outdoors and was an expert horseman, avid bow hunter, marksman, and inventor, but he never cared much for fishing.

This kind and gentle man possessed the most excellent sense of humor for which his family adored him, especially his stealth skill and accuracy at direct-hitting puns. He loved ice cream, a good steak, chess, thought-provoking conversations, going to the movies, traveling the continent, and a fine cup of hot coffee early in the morning while sitting on the porch with his wife.

He imparted his life long love of reading to all his children, taught Sunday School, took judo lessons, and was a member of a trumpet trio in his early days. His family remembers him as a patriot with the utmost love for his country, one who loved current events and politics, and was always concerned about the future of our great nation for his descendants.

Peering over the expanse of time that was this man's life, he is remembered, not by the many scattered tangible items he left behind, but rather by his fine and resounding legacy that lives on in the lives of his children and grandchildren. His family sorely misses his sweet smile, his laughter, patient guidance, and most of all his

love and presence. He is assured by his well-lived life that his children and grandchildren will carry his good name on through time with pride, gratitude, honor and respect. "A good name is to be more desired than riches." Proverbs 22:1. Kenton was preceded in death by his father, Harold K. Olson, and his infant daughter, Maria Katherine Olson.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-four years and his very best friend, Nancy J. Olson; his children, Lance D. Olson, Wesley K. Olson, Jacquelyn A. and Robert E. Redditt, Maria M. and Jay Singhal, Julie R. Olson, Gina M. Olson, Victoria L. and John Wever, and Jonathan and Anja Erickson; his grandchildren, Mitchell, Kaitlin, and Logan Olson; his mother, Katherine E. Olson; his sisters, Cherie and Francis Fielding, Marlene Olson, and Roma and Paul Oster.


Orme, Arlene Ellan Hanson, age 87, of Shenandoah, Iowa, died Friday, May 06, 2005, at Shenandoah Medical Center, Shenandoah, Iowa. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 9, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend William Ballard officiating. Visitation with the family was 7-8 p.m., Sunday, May 8, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Guss, Iowa. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Arlene Ellan (Hanson) Orme was born July 12, 1917, on the homestead farm north of New Market, Iowa, She was the fourth child of Swedish immigrants Henning Hanson and Lillian (Christell) Hanson. Arlene was baptized at the Swedish Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois. Her childhood was spent in the New Market area, going to Fairview Country School through the eighth grade. She stayed home and worked on the farm with her parents. On October 26, 1939, she was married to Marvin Bert Orme at the Methodist Church in Clarinda, Iowa. From this union two children were born; Ronald and Nancy. Marvin and Arlene began married life on a farm east of Guss. While the children were growing up, Arlene was a homemaker. In 1957, Arlene worked at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute; she worked there for ten years until due to her parents' failing health she decided to quit and help take care of them. On December 15, 1978, Arlene and Marvin moved to Shenandoah, Iowa. After moving to town Arlene worked as a cook in the Shenandoah School system until 1994. She really enjoyed cooking and working with the children in the school. Arlene will be remembered for her pies, bread and cookie making. You hadn't had a meal without a piece of her pies. She enjoyed family gatherings, working in her yard, baking and visiting with her neighbors. Arlene took great pride in her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed being a part of their lives.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; brother, Maurice Hanson; sister, Dorothy Brummett; sister-in-law, Maxine Hanson. Survivors include her son, Ronald Orme and wife Rozella of Shenandoah, Iowa; daughter, Nancy Ackley and husband Paul of Bedford, Iowa; grandson, Todd Orme and wife Kris of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; granddaughters: Teresa Orme of Shenandoah, Iowa, Shelly Ackley and friend Galen Colton of Denver, Colorado, Donnette Wilson and husband Bret of Bison, Oklahoma, Carla Ackley and fiancé Jory Whitlock of Stonewall, Oklahoma, Sarah Ackley of Enid, Oklahoma; great grandchildren: Lindsey Orme, Trevor Orme, Tyler Orme, Trent Turney, Cash Wilson, Rylan Wilson; brothers, Lorence Hanson of New Market, Iowa, Dale Hanson and wife Mary of Clarinda, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and friends.

[120] Overman, Clarence E. - Clarence E. Overman, 58, of Villisca [Iowa], employee of the Mental Health Institute here [Clarinda, Iowa], died Saturday at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital where he had been under care following a severe cerebral hemorrhage.

Services are to be at 3 pm Tuesday at the Sutphen Funeral Home in Villisca with burial in the Villisca cemetery. Casketbearers will be Kenneth Gridley, Ed Weiner, Charles Rine, Charles Weil, Glen Guss and Herb Phillis.

He was born April 2, 1913 to C.B. (Kettle) and Minnie Ratliff Overman. He had lived his entire life in the Villisca area.

His wife was the former Neoma McGuire, and survives him with a daughter Mrs Otis (Wanda) Kliendienst of Villisca and son, Donald of Clarinda. He was brother to Mrs Hazel Risser of Richmond, Cal, Mrs Myrtle Young of Des Moines, Mrs Lucille Sierp of Forest City and Ronald of Clarinda.

Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 13, 1971

Owen, Margaret "Peg" Fine Pratt, age 94, of North Platte, died February 10, 2005 at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte, NE. She was born on June 18, 1910, to Walter C. and Mary Melvina Fine Pratt at Clarinda, IA. She graduated from Clarinda High School in 1926, after which she was employed by Iowa Power and Light Company. On April 4, 1936, she married John Hammond Owen. To that union was born a daughter, Margaret Harriet "Peggy". The family lived in several cities in Iowa and Michigan due to John's position with Swift & Company. In 1943, John Owen died, and Peg and Peggy returned to Clarinda. Peg was employed at the Page County State Bank from 1943 to 1975. In 1999, Peg moved to North Platte, NE, to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law.
She was active in many community organizations, including BPW, Clar-Haven Board and RSVP. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star #214 and was a lifetime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, serving as elder, deacon, and circle chairman many times. She enjoyed travel, needlepoint, baseball, bridge, and was an avid reader.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Don Girard of North Platte, grandchildren, Ann (David) Noodell of Omaha, Owen (Gina) Girard of South Pasadena, CA, and Emily (Tim) Heinzen of Omaha, and great-grandchildren, Molly and Ben Noodell, Nicholas and Alex Girard, and Tess Heinzen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, and many good friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. February 14, 2005 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clarinda, IA, with the Rev. Dr. Mary A. Hansen officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Nodaway Valley Historical Society and Leid Library in Clarinda, IA, and to the North Platte Library Foundation in North Platte, NE. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda and Adams & Swanson Funeral Home of North Platte, are in charge of arrangements.

Osborn, William - William Lewellen Osborn was born in Clarinda, Ia., April 23rd, 1881, being the son of our well known contractor J.W. Osborn. His death occurred at the Kennelworth hospital, on September 8th, 1916, after an operation, which was performed as last resort to save his life, having been seriously ill for some time, with some trouble in his side.

He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and five year old daughter, of Conception, Mo., his father, J.W. Osborn, and two sisters, Mrs W.C. Fisher and Delia Osborn of Shelley, Idaho, all were present at the funeral.

The fuenral was held at the home of his sister, Mrs W.C. Fisher, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock conducted by Dr W.C. Williamson. Music was furnished by a quartette consisting of Guy Lane, Mrs Scroggs, Amy Chiles and Chas Keeran. The pallbearers were selected from his boyhood friends, Martin Rahn, Lewis Abbott, Kirt Hines, C.W. Shockey, William Dalrymple and George Kryselmier. Interment was made in the city cemetery.

He leaves many friends who extend the hand of sympathy to the family, having grown to manhood here going through the Clarinda public schools and starting here to make his living. He went from Clarinda to St Joseph, where he worked for some time, going from there to Conception Junction, Mo., where he was married and made his home on a farm where he lived till his death.

The ultimate cause of his death was from a bursted intestine, which had been injured last summer while plowing. The plow struck something in the ground and handle struck him in the side. At the time he thought nothing of the accident but his side had troubled him several times since. He had been employed at heavy work till a week before his death. He was taken ill on Sunday afternoon shortly after dinner and grew steadily worse. Dr Fisher was called to his home in Conception Junction, and on arriving decided to bring him to Clarinda for an operation as the last resort, hoping to save his life. He died in a short time after the operation.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 14, 1916


Osborn, William - William Lewellen Osborn. The sympathy of a host of friends has gone out to a family suddenly bereft of one of its members, through the passing away of William Lewellen Osborn, a former Clarinda boy and young man. In recent years Mr Osborn lived in Missouri. He came to Clarinda last week on account of the critical condition of the health, which was such that he was informed by physicians that he could not live without a surgical operation, and had only the slightest chance to survive if such an operation was performed. He last Friday underwent the operation with bravery, realizing its serious import, and a few hours later was dead. He was the son of John W. and Melvina Osborn; was born in Clarinda, April 23, 1881. He attended the Clarinda schools and grew to young manhood in this city. He married Miss Barbara Murry in Lincoln, Nebr., Dec 23, 1906. His mother long since preceded him to the grave. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Melvin [sic], of Conception Junction, Mo.; his father, John W. Osborn, and sister, Mrs W.C. Fisher, in Clarinda, and another sister, Miss Delia Osborn, of Idaho Falls, Ida. Among the relatives here for the funeral was Miss Osborn. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the home of Dr and Mrs W.C. Fisher, conducted by Rev W.C. Williamson, D.D., pastor of the United Presbyterian church. The pallbearers were C.E. Shockey, W.W. Dalrymple, Lewis Abbott, George Kryselmire, Martin Rahn and Curt Hines.

Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 14, 1916


Osborn, Melvina - Mrs William Osborne died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock after a brief illness, many of her friends not even knowing that she was in danger. The news came as a severe shock to the community, for Mrs Osborn has been a resident of this city for more than thirty years and was highly respected by all.

The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home on east Garfield street, Rev J.W. Abel, her pastor, having charge of the services. Mrs Osborne's obituary will be given at length in Friday's issue of the HERALD.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 10, 1907


Osborn, Melvina - Mrs J.W. Osborn died suddenly early Sunday morning, at her home in southeast Clarinda, following an operation for bowel trouble. She had been poorly some time. She was 65 years old and had lived in this city many years. The funeral took place at 2:30 Monday, conducted by Rev Able, the Eastern Star lodge and the Relief Corps paying their departed sister high tribute.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1907


Osborn, Melvina - Melvina W. Merriam was born in Mexico, New York, January 14, 1842. When fourteen years of age the family residence was changed to Oswego, where the little girl was educated and grew to womanhood. In 1865 the family moved to a new home beyond the Mississippi, locating in Des Moines county, Iowa, twenty miles north of Burlington. There the subject of this sketch became the wife of John W. Osborn, and after residing there for six years they came to Clarinda, where they have lived for nearly thirty years.

To them were born four children, viz: Jesse B., Mrs Lovina Fisher, Delia Ellen and William L., of whom all are living except the first named.

The family are well known and have many friends. Their home was an ideal one, like unto a wayside shrine, where, tired of the heat and glare of day, the home ones, together with friends and neighbors, might lay aside their burden of worry and care, and find rest and cheer.

About two weeks ago Mrs Osborn was stricken with paralysis, and later with peritonitis, and passed into the beyond on Sunday, Dec 8, at 3 am.

Away back in the halcyon days of girlhood she had become a member of the M.E. church, and continued faithful unto the end.

The funeral services were held at the family residence, cor. 12th and Garfield streets, on Tuesday, Dec 10th, at 2 pm., conducted by Rev J.W. Abel, assisted by Rev J.T. Hunter. John Keener, Ora Keener, Mr Haight and Ernest Stirk furnished the music, and A.B. Saum, John D. Jones, W.E. Stevens, A.J. Marley, J.F. Skinner and Sam Gorman acted as pall bearers. Interment in city cemetery.

Mrs Osborn had membership in the famous organization known as "The Daughters of the Revolution." She was also a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and the Eastern Star, and at one time she was a member of the New York Sanitary Commission, an organization yet gratefully remembered by its beneficiaries, who wore the blue and fought for the eternal right.

She was a good woman. A good, Christian woman. No grander tribute than this can be offered by human tongue or pen. Her life work is ended, but she is not dead, she has simply "Taken her lamp and gone to bed; we stay a little longer, as one stays to cover up the embers that still burn."

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 13, 1907


Overman, Donald Edward - Donald Edward Overman was born February 17, 1936 at Amsterdam, Missouri to Clarence Edward and Neoma June (McGuire) Overman. He passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Duff's Friendship Villia, Nebraska City, at the age of 73.

Donald grew up around Villisca and Nodaway and was active in sports. He was married to Donna Kay Peach and they have two children: Craig Overman and Cindy Gammell. He was a family man cherishing his wife, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Overman of Sidney, Iowa; children Craig and Cindy and their spouses and children; and sister, Wanda Kleindinst of Villisca, Iowa.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Church of Christ in Sidney, Iowa with interment at Villisca Cemetery, Villisca, Iowa. Wolfe Funeral Home of Villisca provided arrangements.


Ottman, Dorthy -

Baby Drowned in Wash-Boiler.
Wednesday evening of last week, at about five o'clock, as little Dorthy Ottman, daughter of J. Ottman and wife, living about four miles east of Rock Port, Mo., was playing around a wash-boiler about half filled with water, the little girl fell into the receptacle and was drowned before she was discovered or could be rescued by her parents. The child was two years old. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 24, 1909


Owens, Mrs Wm -

Mrs Wm Owens died about noon to­day, at her home in east Clarinda. She had been sick some time from dropsy and heart trouble. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 1, 1899


Owen, Mary A. -

Mrs. Mary A. Owen died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. McKnight, in the 83d year of her age. The funeral took place Monday at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Abel. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 11, 1907


Owen, Geo W. -

Geo. W. Owen died at his home in Nebraska township Monday, after an illness of about a week from pneumonia aged 64 years. George was one of the early settlers of this county, and served his country during the struggle of the '60s for the preservation of the union. He was a kind hearted man and a friend to everyone. The funeral took place at two o'clock yesterday from the home, and the old Soldiers of Warren Post conducted ceremonies at the grave in Clarinda cemetery where his remains were laid to rest. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 19, 1906


Owen, L.P. -

L. P. Owen died April 29, at the home of Line Griffith in East Clarinda, aged 32 years, 8 months and 21  days. The funeral was held Sunday.      Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, May 6, 1909