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Bailey, Rebecca Lynn "Becky" - Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Bailey, age 62 of Shenandoah passed away on Wednesday night, February 7, 2007 at her home in Shenandoah. She was born June 17, 1944 in Maryville, MO the daughter of Everett Abraham “Red” Hargus and Nellie Irene (Law) Hargus. She attended school and graduated from Tarkio High School. She was married to Jerry Allen Bailey and was a homemaker most of her life. Following her husbands death, she went to work at Wal-Mart and was the shoe dept. manager until health issues caused her to retire.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jerry in 2002; and a sister, Carolyn Bredensteiner.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews Eddie Bredensteiner and his wife Mary Beth of Westboro, MO, Dallas Prather and her husband Jayson of Tarkio, MO, Shane Bredensteiner and his wife Kymm of Tarkio, MO, Blu Dow and her husband Tommy of Tarkio, MO; special friends Ron and Cindy Nelson and children R’Donya and Torrey, along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. There will be burial in the Tarkio Home Cemetery at a later date. There will be open viewing after 1 p.m. on Saturday at Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. A memorial fund is being established.

 

Bain, Jeffrey David - Jeffrey David Bain, son of Earl David Bain and Linda Sue McGee Bain, was born at Clarinda, Iowa on October 5, 1967, and entered into rest this past Tuesday, January 10, 2006, from injuries received in a auto accident near Tarkio, Missouri. Jeffrey lived 20 years of his life in Shenandoah and spent the remainder of his life in the Pacific Junction and Essex, Iowa areas. He received his GED, and later went to Universal Tech in Omaha where he was trained in Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning. He also had received training and certifications in Power Engineer Class, Welding, EPA Technician, ASE Certification, HVACR Card of Proficiency, Certificate of Ice Machines and Reach in Coolers Field Service. Jeff had been employed at Valley Ice, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Thomas Wilson Foods, Hines Corp. and Con Agra Foods in Hamburg and St. James, Minnesota. Jeff enjoyed fishing, archery, guns, motorcycles, computers and was an avid reader. He had attained the rank of Life Scout when he was a young man.
Survivors include his mother Linda Bain and friend Richard Powers of Pacific Junction, Iowa; his father David Bain of Essex, Iowa; his sister Jill Gilbert and husband Shannon of Shenandoah; two nieces Natalie and Nichole Gilbert of Shenandoah; great aunts, Susie Woods of Sidney, Iowa and Mary McGee of Onamia, MN; an uncle, Max Bain and his wife Mae of Farragut, Iowa, aunts, Zoann Welchans and husband Raymond of Farragut, Iowa; Judy Powers of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Paula Durst of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; special friend Zuelma and family; other cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 13, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Pastor Ron Nelson. Attending the memory register were Lisa Royer and Rhonda Powers. Special music was "Wish You Were Here", "On Eagles Wings" and "Dance With Your Father". Casket bearers were Greg Fichter, Steve Alexander, Shannon Gilbert, Ron Powers, Doug Durst and Jim Durst. Honorary casket bearers were Bruce Bain, Tracy Williams, John Durst and Todd Bain. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.


Baker, Bertha Mureen - Funeral services for Bertha Baker, age 95 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Doctor Richard F. Iske officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Bertha Mureen Baker was born January 14, 1913, in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence Baker and Symblean (Griggs) Baker. She lived her entire life in Clarinda and attended the Clarinda Public Schools. Bertha was a domestic worker helping out in many Clarinda homes. Bertha is the last family member of the original African-American families that settled in Clarinda in the early 1900’s. She accepted Clarinda’s street naming award for her cousin, 2nd Lt. Vernon Baker, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in combat during World War II.

Bertha was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Clarinda. She faithfully read her Bible daily. She was a very private person with a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh. She was an avid reader of western, mystery and romance novels. Bertha was also an avid walker and enjoyed singing. She enjoyed watching daytime soap opera programs and the Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown and Judge Greg Mathis programs. Bertha was a stay at home person but she enjoyed a bus tour to the New England states to see the fall foliage with her daughter, Joan.

Bertha is survived by her daughter, Sally Joan Baker of Berkeley, California; son, Jack Baker of Detroit, Michigan; granddaughters, Amber Ann Baker Sar and Andrea Baker Caverty; nephews, Vernon Washington and Patrick Baker; nieces, Vunita Baker Iske, Barbara Baker, Janice Baker Clarke and Lora Lee Baker Turner; sisters-in-law, Mary Baker, Charlene Baker and Carolyn Baker and many great nephews and great nieces and many friends.

Preceding Bertha in death were her parents; brothers, Robert Baker, LeRoy Baker, Vernon Baker, Gerald Baker and sister, Darlene Baker Washington.

Bertha’s great sense of humor, insight and gentle kindness will be missed by many.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

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

Baker, David Allen - David Allen Baker, age 35, of Westboro, Missouri, died north of Rock Port, MO, following an automobile accident early Saturday morning. David is the son of Betty Rogers and James David Baker of Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the David Allen Baker Memorial Fund.

Inurnment in Rose Hill Cemetery.


 

 

 

Baker, Patty Lou Burroughs - Patty Lou Baker was born May 25, 1925 in Shambaugh, Iowa, the daughter of Jesse Wallace and Ethel Frances (Elkins) Burroughs, the oldest of nine children. She passed away on Sunday evening, March 7, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 12 days.

Patty grew up and attended school in the Villisca area. She graduated from Villisca High School in 1945. On September 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Alvin Arnold Baker in Shenandoah, Iowa by Rev. Edith Sterling. This union was blessed with two children, Millie and Dottie.

Following her marriage, Patty lived in Clarinda. She worked for Fashions at Large, J.C. Penney, Beery Seed Company and Parris & Dunn. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Yorktown, Iowa. She transferred to the Shenandoah United Methodist Church later in life. Patty enjoyed sewing, camping with her family and car races. She was also a board member of the Coin, Iowa Public Library.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Alvin;son-in-law, Rob Blackwell; granddaughter, Cheryl Schnider; brother, Jesse, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Robert Clark, Winifred Harms, Charles Williams, Ed Major, Lloyd Baker and Ferman Shepherd; sisters-in-law, Marie Shepherd and Mae Falcon; along with several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her daughters, Millie Lamb and her husband Sam of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dottie Ades and her husband Steve of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Tami Pitcher and her husband Steve of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jay Lamb of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Brian Beery of Springhill, Kansas, Kasey Stogdill and her husband Brandon of Shenandoah, Iowa, two grandsons-in-law, Jay Schnider and Jeff Schnider of Carter Lake, Iowa; great grandchildren, Spc Jamie Schnider of Fort Hood, Texas, Kayla Milledge of Millard, Nebraska, Brandon Schnider, Brittany Schnider and Caylee Schnider all of Carter Lake, Iowa, Cameron Pitcher of Tabor, Iowa, Brianna Beery and Bryce Beery of Omaha, Nebraska, Brandon Stogdill, Jr., Connor Stogdill, Ethen Stogdill and William Stogdill all of Shenandoah, Iowa; sisters, Geraldine Major of Creston, Iowa, Rose Harm of Shenandoah, Iowa, Shirley Thomas and her husband Vernard of Richland, Iowa, Leona Clark of Richland, Iowa, Jeanie Williams of Shenandoah, Iowa; brothers, Marion Burroughs and his wife Carolyn of Corning, Iowa, Vincent Burroughs and his wife Jenell of Wellman, Iowa; sister-in-law, Dee Burroughs of Michigan; along with many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with Rev. Clark Finehout officiating. Burial was in the Union Grove Cemetery at Northboro, Iowa. Visitation with the family present was held Friday morning, March 12 from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel.

A memorial fund is being established in Patty's name. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to www.kirschfuneral.com. The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.

 

Baldwin, Rosalie - Graveside services for Rosalie Baldwin of Shenandoah will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2006 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Terre Haute, Indiana. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah. Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.

 

Bangs, Claudia E. - Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. kirsch

 

Bargenguast, Shirley Rose White - Shirley Rose White Bargenquast, age 71, of Omaha, Nebraska was formerly from Shenandoah, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah.




 

 


Barr, Jeffrey - Jeff passed away early Saturday morning as a result of an automobile accident in rural Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be at the Barr Family Farm. Memorials may be made in his name. The family requests casual dress for the visitation and funeral service.

Jeffrey Barr, age 35, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010 as a result of an accident in rural Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2010 at the funeral home. Burial was on the Barr family farm. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Jeffrey Robert Barr was born March 15, 1974, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Larry and Janice (Durfey) Barr. Jeff grew up in rural Clarinda and attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Clarinda Community Schools, graduating from Clarinda High School in 1992. Jeff was baptized and a confirmed member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda; he attended Sunday School and Jeff and Larry served as ushers at the same time for many years.

Jeff had been a mechanic with Nicholas Cycle in Essex, Iowa. He had a great love for anything with wheels and a motor. Jeff enjoyed radio controlled cars, go carts, trucks, four wheelers, anything to do with racing. Jeff inherited his mechanical ability from his dad, and he could build anything, tear it apart, fix it and put it back together. As a special project, Jeff built the “silver truck”; sold it and kept track of where it went. Jeff was currently pursuing his dream, “Fro Customs”.

Family was very important to Jeff; he was an excellent son and he loved kids, especially Clint, Layne, Tayler and Christopher.

Preceding Jeff in death were his father, Larry Barr; grandparents, Wilbur “Tobe” Durfey, Virginia Turner and Edna Barr.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Janice Barr of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Jennifer Brown of Clarinda, Iowa; nephew, Layne Brown of Clarinda, Iowa; grandfather, Robert Barr of Clarinda, Iowa; aunts, Denise Neville of Clarinda, Iowa and Mary Collier of Clarinda; uncles, Byron Barr and wife Gail of Clarinda, Roger Barr and special friend Pam of Clarinda, Randy Durfey and wife Lisa of Clarinda; cousins and many friends.

Jeff will be greatly missed by his family and many friends;
His love for them will be a memory that will remain in their hearts forever.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.

Barr, Larry Robert - Funeral services for Larry Barr, age 58 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Monday, August 6, 2007 at his home in rural Clarinda, Iowa were held Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa, with Reverend Lawrence Boye and Reverend Jerome Wagoner officiating. Visitation with the family was held 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at the Hillside Missionary Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Larry Barr Memorial. Fund. Memories may be shared with the family on our web page, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service, Clarinda, Iowa.

Larry Robert Barr was born June 21, 1949 in Villisca, Iowa, the eldest son of Robert Barr and Edna (Steeve) Barr. Larry was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. He attended the Immanuel Lutheran School and was a 1967 graduate of Clarinda High School. He was a graduate of an Aviation Mechanic School and attended specialized classes at IWCC for his work at Eaton Corporation. Larry and Janice Durfey were united in marriage August 3, 1973 in Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with two children, Jeff and Jennifer (Jenny).

Following graduation from aviation school, Larry worked at Duncan Aviation for a year.
Larry returned to Clarinda and worked for thirty five years at Eaton Corporation, Shenandoah, Iowa as a machinist. He was also an auto mechanic, working on vehicles at his home shop. Larry really enjoyed working on vehicles and often gladly helped out friends with economical auto repairs. For several years he had a race car and raced stock cars at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa.

Larry enjoyed flying a toy remote helicopter which was given to him by Jeff. Friends and family were very important to Larry and he liked to follow the kids in their school and sports activities. A special interest was watching Jeff race his go-carts and four wheelers and competing in truck pulls. Attending rodeos was a favorite pastime of the family and Larry always went with them although it was not his favorite pastime. His greatest enjoyment was playing with Layne.

Larry is survived by his wife Janice of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Jeff Barr of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Jennifer Brown and husband Matt of Clarinda, Iowa; grandson, Layne Brown; father, Robert Barr of Clarinda, Iowa; brothers, Byron Barr and wife Gail of Clarinda, Iowa; Roger Barr and fiancé Pam Woodruff of Clarinda, Iowa; aunts and uncle, Donna Barr of Clarinda, Iowa; Harry Barr of Lincoln, Nebraska, Barbara Nothwehr and husband Lyle of Clarinda, Iowa, Bernice Steeve of Clarinda, Iowa and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Preceding Larry in death were his grandparents; mother, Edna Barr; uncle, Lowell Barr.

 

Bartles, Jacqueline "Jackie" - age 76 Shenandoah, Rose Hill Cem

 

Bates, Lois Eileen - Lois Eileen Bates, the daughter of Roy C. and Mary S. (Swanson) Bates, was born March 3, 1924, at Villisca, Iowa, and passed away January 3, 2003, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Growing up near the Tenville, Iowa area, Lois attended country schools there through the 8th grade. She then lived with her family at Norwich, Iowa, and attended Shenandoah High School, graduating in 1944 as Valedictorian of her class. After high school, Lois worked part time for Earl May Seed Company and the United Methodist Church. In 1946 she was chosen Queen of the Iowa State Senate. She then moved to Des Moines, Iowa where she worked for State Representative Earl Fishbaugh, Jr. from 1948 to 1950. From 1950 to 1982 Lois was employed by the State of Iowa as stenographer for the state school lunch program.
Lois was a member of various handicapped organizations, First Federated Church of Des Moines and later United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. She enjoyed traveling throughout the country with her handicapped friends including taking several cruises. She enjoyed playing cards, reading and watching football and basketball on TV, especially the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan and Animal Planet.
Preceding Lois in death were her parents; sister, Marilyn Bates and twin baby brothers.
Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Thomas Newman of Shenandoah; 4 nieces and nephews; 9 great nieces and nephews; 14 great-great nieces and nephews plus other relatives and friends.

Arlington cemetery, Villisca, Iowa.


Baucom, Anne Eva - Anne Eva Baucom was born February 7, 1910 in Randolph, Iowa, the daughter of Charles A. and Dora Jane (Sluder) Baucom. She had one brother Alfred and four sisters, Julia, Leona, Thelma and Juanita. Anne passed away on Friday morning, August 8, 2008 at Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah and the age of 98 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Anne lived in Randolph where she gave birth to her son Kenneth in 1932. She moved to Shenandoah in the late 1940’s where she was employed by Mt. Arbor Nursery. She worked for the greenhouses until she fell and broke her wrist in 1977. After retiring from Mt. Arbor, Anne took up babysitting. Known to all the children she cared for as “Grandma,” she loved them all as if they were her grandchildren. She took great joy in caring for children. She continued caring for children until she fell and broke her hip in 2001 at the age of 91. At that time Anne moved to Gardenview Care Center where she lived happily until her death.

During Anne’s long life she found pleasure in many things. She always had her vegetable and flower gardens, as she loved canning and took great pride in her roses. She enjoyed hosting large family dinners and taking car rides on the weekends to see the wildlife and to watch the changing of the seasons. She collected napkins, salt and pepper shakers and pretty dishes. Anne enjoyed red carnations, music and her shows which included, As The World Turns, Dallas, Laurence Welk and Johnny Carson.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Alfred Baucom and his wife Ervil; sisters, Julia Mings and her husband Francis, Leona Hale and her husband Ed, Thelma Clawson and her husbands Gene Smith and Ellis Clawson, and a brother-in-law, Charles “Grover” Manrose.

Survivors include her sister, Juanita Manrose of Shenandoah; her son Kenneth Baucom and his wife Arlis of Shenandoah; grandchildren, Jimmy Baucom of Shenandoah, Ann Smith and her husband John of Fairfax, Missouri; great grandchildren, Gene Baucom and his wife Anne of Sioux City, Iowa, Crystal O’Briant and husband Jessie of Villisca, Iowa, Dyllan Mattly of Fairfax, Missouri; great-great grandchildren, Corbin and Connor Baucom of Sioux City, Iowa, Drake and Dakota O’Briant of Villisca, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.


Bay, Dorothy Marie Salfrank - Dorothy Marie (Salfrank) Bay was born November 19, 1909 on a farm near Rock Port, Missouri, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Anna Maria (Oswald) Salfrank. She passed away on Friday morning, June 27, 2008 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 98 years, 7 months and 8 days.

She attended West Bend Country School through the eighth grade, and then finished her education at Rock Port High School graduating in 1917. On August 26, 1934 she was united in marriage to Ivan Bay, in the parlor of the Salfrank home, in Rock Port, Missouri. This union was blessed with three children; June, Kathryn and John.

During the 1960’s she helped care for her nephew, Jerry Salfrank while his widowed mother taught school. For ten years he was loved and cared for as a close member of the family. During this time, Dorothy also cared for her ill sister, Lina. Besides being a good wife, mother and homemaker, she was also a devoted caregiver. In December of 2005, Dorothy became a resident of Elm Heights Care Center.

Dorothy was baptized and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church in Rock Port. In 1955, the family moved to Shenandoah and she transferred her membership to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She was a member of WELCA, the evening circle and she was a very devoted member of the church. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and took great pride in her beautiful rose bed and lawn. Dorothy also loved children and animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and seven brothers.
Survivors include her children, June Racine and her husband Deane of Shenandoah, Kathryn Swig of Omaha, Nebraska, John Bay of Decorah, Iowa; five grandchildren, Christopher Bay of Denver, Colorado, Melinda Bay of Parker, Colorado, Brian Bay of Iowa City, Iowa, Erik Bay of Decorah, Iowa, Rebecca Thorsen and her husband Erik of Long Beach, California. She also enjoyed a relationship with Renee Bay of Decorah, Iowa.


Bayless, Elizabeth - age 81 Northboro, Iowa; kirsch; Union Grove Cemetery

 

Benedict, Yaeko "Mickey" - Yaeko “Mickey” Benedict was born September 8, 1932 in Gatenba City, Shizouka, Japan. She passed away on Friday morning, April 24, 2009 at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 16 days.

Mickey grew up in Japan and attended school through the eighth grade in Japan. On February 6, 1953 she was united in marriage to Merril Wesley “Pete” Benedict in Nagoya, Japan. This union was blessed with one son, Wesley. The couple spent six months in Japan following their marriage. They then lived all over the world while Pete was in the service. Following his retirement, Pete and Mickey settled in Farragut, Iowa.

One of Mickey’s proudest accomplishments was becoming a United States citizen on October 2, 1959. She was able to accomplish this with no formal American education. Mickey worked as a cook for over 30 years at both the Hand Hospital and the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. She loved to cook for her friends and family, enjoyed her garden and liked to drink coffee at the Admiral Inn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pete; and her son, Wesley.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Holly Benedict of Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Jay Benedict and his wife Annette of Storm Lake, Iowa, Thea Bryan and her husband Aaron of Omaha, Nebraska, Amy McGargill of Shenandoah, Iowa, Jacob Benedict and his wife Julie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two great grandchildren, Nick McGargill and Jocelyn McGargill of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends

 

Bennett, Ruth Marion Newman - Ruth Marion Bennett, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Patrick) Newman, was born July 16, 1930, in Glenrock, Wyoming and passed away September 9, 2003, in Shenandoah, Iowa. She was 73 years of age.
Growing up in Glenrock, Ruth received her education in the Glenrock school system.
On April 4, 1946, she was united in marriage to Neal Bennett, and to this union, Jackie and Sandra were born. When first married, they lived in Casper, Wyoming. Ruth worked as a switchboard operator and at the area hospital. Over the years, she mainly worked at home providing a good home for her family. Ruth enjoyed fresh water fishing, was an excellent bowler, loved animals, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
Preceding Ruth in death were her parents; husband, Neal, in 1984; sister, Elizabeth Glen; and brother, Frank “Buster” Newman.
Survivors include her daughters, Bishops Jackie Davis and husband, Dennis, of Shenandoah and Sandra Just of Vancouver, Washington; grandchildren, Pastor Jayme Dawn Grange, Josie Daneal Hildebrand, Jeremy Davis, Sarah Davis, Richard Houk and Jody Sue Houk; 6 great grandchildren plus other relatives and friends.
Interment will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 15, 2003, in Glenrock Cemetery, Glenrock, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Living Word Academy, P.O. Box 601, Shenandoah, Iowa 51601

 

Bentley, Joyce Ann Cross - Funeral services for Joyce Bentley, age 72 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Friday, July 27, 2007 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska were held Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend John Clark officiating. Open visitation was held at the church Monday, July 30, 2007. Memorials can be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the First Christian Church. Memories may be shared with the family on our web page, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to Ritchie Funeral Service, Clarinda, Iowa

Joyce Ann (Cross) Bentley was born August 2, 1934 in Clinton, Oklahoma, the daughter of Clifford Donald Cross and Ila Marie (Burns) Cross. Joyce Ann and her family moved to Clarinda when she was 4 years old. Joyce Ann was active in Campfire Girls Club as a child.

Joyce Ann and Duane Bentley were united in marriage June 26, 1952 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was a homemaker and also did babysitting in her home. Joyce Ann loved children and enjoyed her time with them. She also enjoyed being with and taking care of the elderly.

Joyce Ann was an active member of the First Christian Church as long as her health permitted. Of the many activities that she was involved with in the church, teaching Bible School was her favorite.

A favorite hobby of Joyce Ann’s was collecting dolls. She loved being with family, friends, children and the elderly.

Joyce Ann is survived by her husband Duane of Clarinda, Iowa; sisters, Cloris “Corky” McEntaffer and husband William of Omaha, Nebraska and Vivian I. Akin of Clearmont, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Joyce Ann in death were her parents and a brother, C. Dean Cross.

May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn Joyce Ann’s passing.

 

Bettis, Darrel V. - Darrel V. Bettis, age 85, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Friday, July 22, 2005, at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Karen Bettis of Windsor, Colorado; grandson and wife, Nicholas and Kathy Bettis of Fort Collins, Colorado; two great grandchildren, Terry Lou and Mariah Bettis of Fort Collins; brother, Donald Bettis of Shenandoah; and two sisters and their husbands, Connie and Ed Perkins of Shenandoah and Shirley and Jim Perkins of Mountain Grove, Missouri; plus other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah.

Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Billings, Sarah Louann Hazelton - Funeral services for Sarah Billings, age 78 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family was held Wednesday, May 20, 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial was in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials can be directed to United Methodist Church, New Market, Iowa. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Sarah Louann Billings was born December 31, 1930 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of John Glen Hazelton and Lucille Agnus (Wagaman) Hazelton. She grew up in Clarinda and was a 1949 graduate of Clarinda High School. Sarah was united in marriage March 14, 1949 to Dallas Millard Larson. They were blessed with two children, Glenna Sue and Steve Ray. Dallas preceded Sarah in death May 4 1983. She was united in marriage September 2, 1984 to Charles Allan Billings. He preceded her in death July 29, 2005.

Sarah was a homemaker and a wonderful seamstress. She babysat with many children through the years including her niece, Shannon Larson. Sarah was a member of the New Market Methodist Church. She especially enjoyed playing bingo. Other interests included crocheting, quilting, reading, solving puzzles and traveling. Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish Sarah’s memory are her children, Glenna Leeson and husband Rick of Clarinda, Iowa and Steve Larson and wife Vickie of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Tammy LePorte of Coin, Iowa, Terri Patrick and husband Dino of Coon Rapids, Iowa, Stacey Frantz and husband Thomas of Fort Worth, Texas and Eric Larson and wife Brandi of Clarinda, Iowa; great grandchildren, Colton and Syd Geer, Dallas and Danae LePorte, Carter and DaNae Larson and Holden and Cason Frantz; honorary sister and special friend, Bettie Spencer of Colorado; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Preceding Sarah in death were her parents; husbands, Dallas Larson and Charles Billings; grandson, Richard Brian Cade.

Sarah’s gentle kindness will be missed by everyone;
her love and inspiration will live on through her family.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

 

Bishop, Wilma Lydia Hand - Wilma Lydia Bishop, the daughter of Glenn and Ada (Hunt) Hand, was born December 19, 1907 in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away November 4, 2003, in Peoria, Arizona, at the age of 95.

Wilma lived her life in Shenandoah, where she received her education and worked. She was married to Lawrence F. Bishop, and to this union, Sandra and Marcia were born. For many years, Wilma worked at Henry Field’s Seed and Nursery Company before becoming the Page County Welfare Director, a position she held for 36 years. After her retirement, she moved to Sun City, Arizona, to be with her daughter, Marcia, where she lived for the past 10 years. She was a member of Altrusa, Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, and Lady Eagles. Wilma was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, and after her move to Arizona, joined the Unity Church in Surprise, Arizona.

Preceding Wilma in death were her parents; daughter, Sandra Berland; brothers, Ross and Clarence Hand; sister, Lois Radden; and a niece, Jean Lundgren.

Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Gonyea of Sun City, Arizona; three grandchildren, Gregory Gonyea, Terri Maus and Traci Barse; six great grandchildren, Cody, Brady, and Tanner Maus, Elisa, Samantha and Joseph Barse; three nieces, Rosaland and Kathy Hand and Carol Lee Radden plus other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Wilma’s life was held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, November 10, 2003, at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with Reverend Jim Gubser from the First United methodist Church officiating. At the memory register was Geraldine Morelock and caring for flowers was Betty Edwards. Pianist was Becky Hoenshel and soloist was Susie Schaaf who sang “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and “Amazing Grace”. A special piano solo was played by Wilma's niece, Carol Lee Radden, who played "On Eagle's Wings". Dale Preston served as usher and casket bearers were Jim Androy, Gregory Gonyea, Glenn Morelock and Derry Wolford. Final resting place was Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Selby Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

Blackburn, Blythe Elaine Hopkins - Blythe Elaine Blackburn was born June 8, 1912 in Page County, near Coin, Iowa, the daughter of James Austin and Josephine M. (Racine) Hopkins. She passed away on Tuesday evening, December 15, 2009 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 97 years, 6 months and 3 days.

Elaine grew up in rural Page County. She attended country school at Coal Valley and High Point. She graduated from eighth grade at Norwich. She then attended Shenandoah High School, Yorktown High School and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1930. On March 17, 1935, Elaine was united in marriage to Eldred Blackburn at the Red Oak Methodist Church parsonage. This union was blessed with two daughters, Marilyn and Joyce.

After graduation, Elaine worked at Fields Seeds and Nursery. She later worked in the billing office at Mt. Arbor Nursery. When she and her family moved to West Street in 1959, her love of being a seamstress became her job while she stayed home to raise her girls and later went to work for Shenandoah Floral and J.C. Penney. She retired from J.C. Penney in 1978. She was a member of the Shenandoah United Methodist Church and the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, camping and working in the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Eldred; two sons-in-law, Robert L. Gates and Marion C. Davis; a brother, Frank Hopkins and his wife Anna.

Survivors include her children, Marilyn Davis of Washington, Iowa, Joyce Gates of Alabaster, Alabama; four grandchildren, Jeff Davis and his wife Jeannette of LeMars, Iowa, Teresa Hazelett and her husband John of Ainsworth, Iowa, Kim Wood and her husband Mark of Washington, Iowa, Wendi Spencer of Alabaster, Alabama; eight great grandchildren, Gabe Davis and his wife Amy LeMars, Iowa, Zach Davis and his wife Angie of LeMars, Iowa, Bradly Helmrichs and his wife Pam of Hosper, Iowa, Christopher Helmrichs and his wife Laura of LeMars, Iowa, Lyndi Jo Schultz and her husband Travis of Ainsworth, Iowa, Matthew Spencer of Alabaster, Alabama, Demi Jo and Drake Brezina of Washington, Iowa; five great-great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Johnny Blackburn and his Dorothy of Shenandoah, Iowa; a nephew Don Hopkins and his wife Sandy of San Antonio, Texas; along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with Rev. Clark Finehout officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. Visitation with the family present was held from 9:30 until service time on Saturday, December 19 at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the Shenandoah United Methodist Church. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to www.kirschfuneral.com. The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.


Blackman, Clifford Eugene "Gene" - Clifford Eugene "Gene" Blackman, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at his home in Shenandoah. Survivors include his wife, Hallie Blackman of Shenandoah; sons, Ronald Blackman and wife, Sandy, of Elliott, IA, Dennis "Pete" Blackman and friend, Helen Spurgeon, of West Plains, MO, Richard Blackman and wife, Karen, of Shenandoah, and son, Tom Blackman of Shenandoah. Also surviving is his sister, Alice Coles of Wichita, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Pam Blackman of Westboro, MO; stepdaughter, Jocelyn Hopkins and husband, Max, of Omaha, Nebraska; and stepdaughter-in-law, Sherri Lightner and husband, Lynn, of Lincoln, Nebraska.

A luncheon with the family will follow interment services at the Congregational Church in Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to Shenandoah Hospice or to the Shenandoah Ambulance Service in Gene's memory.

Burial Union Grove Cemetery, Northboro, Iowa.


Blackman, Karen LeAnn Snow - Karen LeAnn Blackman, age 46 of Shenandoah was born on January 1, 1962 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Darwin Allen, Sr. and Aloma Jean (Valentine) Snow. She passed away on Monday morning, January 21, 2008 at her home following a battle with cancer. She attended Shenandoah Schools and later attended Iowa Western Community College. Karen was a homemaker and enjoyed to paint. She also collected snowmen and teddy bears.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Darwin Snow, Sr. and a sister, Trish Snow. Survivors include her husband, Richard Blackman of Shenandoah; two children, Asia Snow and Trent Blackman both of Shenandoah; a grandson, Kaiden; her mother, Aloma Snow; four siblings, Randy Allen Snow of Shenandoah, Barb Johnson and her husband Dean of Shenandoah, Darwin Allen Snow, Jr. of Shenandoah, Chris Holcomb of Shenandoah; cousin, Donna Johnson of Nebraska City, Nebraska; very close friends, Angie Miller, Shari Hardisty, Patty Lustgraff, Gayleen Padilla; along with many other relatives and friends.



Blessing, Delna McClarnon - Funeral services for Delna Blessing, age 99 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Friday, March 21, 2008 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa, were held Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hillside Missionary Church with Pastor Brian Bontrager and Pastor Bob Thompson officiating. Visitation with the family was held 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 at the church. Burial was in the Butler Cemetery, Shambaugh, Iowa.
Delna McClarnon Blessing, 99 of Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, went to her eternal home Thurs. March 20, 2008. She was born to Lincoln and Bertha (Scofield) Patton on March 2, 1909 in Phillips County Kansas, the 10th of 11 children. She is the last of her family, who lost everything in a tornado in June of 1908, and lived temporarily in a dugout at the time of her birth.
She came to Iowa in 1924 where she made her home with her sister Nanny and Joe Myers, who were pastoring the Mennonite church in Shambaugh. She was always close to the Myers family.
In 1925 she married Vern McClarnon and they had an oil station in Shambaugh 36 years. She wrote local news for the Clarinda Herald 52 years. She was agent for the Continental Bus Service. Delna enjoyed doing volunteer work at the museum and was a member of "Club" many years.
Delna was also a loving other mother to Vern's niece Norma, who lived with them until she finished High School, and after Norma married, to her family. She never had children of her own but loved babies and lovingly cared for many children in her home. She said she liked to have baby clothes in the washing.
After Vern died she was alone for several years until Willard Blessing, a former neighbor came calling. He had three married daughters, who all approved of the match. They were married in 1988 and had six wonderful years together before he passed away. She was close to Willard's three girls and their families.
Over the years Delna has been a faithful member of the Mennonite and Missionary churches. Her expression of her faith has been in her consistent walk with the Lord. She loved the Bible and her Savior and was known for her kindness and caring.
She leaves to mourn her passing a host of nephews and nieces, and being from a family of 11 children, countless relatives to the 5th generation. She also leaves her friends in the community and the church. She received loving, consistent care at Goldenrod Manor. She was much loved and will be greatly missed.

May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

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

 

Bloom, Aryl Naomi Foster - Aryl Naomi Bloom, age 82, the daughter of John W. and Anna Aryl (Miller) Foster was born May 26, 1923, in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away January 31, 2006, in Laredo, Texas, at the Laredo Medical Center, while wintering in Zapata, Texas.
Attending school in Shenandoah, Naomi graduated with the class of 1942. On January 8, 1943, Naomi was united in marriage to Bill Bloom and to this marriage Linda, Mike and Dinah were born.
Naomi worked at Woolworth Department Store when she was young, but for most of her life she enjoyed providing a home for her family. She liked to play cards and work in her yard. Those who met and knew her found her to be a joy. She enjoyed being with her family and friends and spending winters in Texas with Bill and their very dear friends, Marvin and Barbara Lee from Stonewall, Louisiana. Naomi was a member of the First Christian Church in Shenandoah.
Preceding Naomi in death were her parents; daughter, Linda Gail Bloom; brother, Boyd Foster; and sisters, Opal Foster and Leona Harris.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Bill, currently from Wheatland, Missouri; daughter, Dinah Bloom of Fort Dodge, Iowa; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Marcia Bloom of Hermitage, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kristi Carlson of Garden City, Kansas, Shane Bloom of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Mathew Bloom of Osceola, Missouri, and Amy Lund of Casper, Wyoming; plus seven great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mae Mobley of Shenandoah; plus several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. Kirsch Funeral Home.


Bloom, Geraldine "Geri" Maxine Anderson - Services for Geraldine “Geri” M. Bloom of Villisca were held at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Villisca with Pastor Jerome Wagoner Officiating. Burial was in the Villisca Cemetery.
Geraldine Maxine, daughter of Edwin and Anna (Johnson) Anderson, was born August 16, 1922 near Essex, Iowa and passed away on December 18, 2009 in Corning, Iowa at the hospital.
Geraldine attended Nodaway High School and Commercial Extension Business in Omaha. She worked for Socony Vacuum Oil Co. in Omaha as a bookkeeper for five years. She was united in marriage to Wayne Bloom on February 10, 1945 at her parents’ home in rural Nodaway, Iowa. They lived on farms in Adams and Montgomery Counties before moving to their farm north of Villisca. Geraldine was a 4-H and Cub Scout leader for a number of years. She served on the Nursing Home Board. She worked at the Co-op as a bookkeeper and later she worked as a secretary in the Dietary Department at the Mental Health Institute in Clarinda for twenty years before retiring. She was a lifelong member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and served as the church treasurer. She was also active in the Mt. Calvary LMWL.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents and one great grandchild, Mia Bloom. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Doug Bloom and wife Jerrelynn of Villisca, Iowa and Randy Bloom and wife Dee of Clear Lake, Iowa; four grandchildren: Jennifer OBryant and husband Eric of Madison, Wisconsin, Travis Bloom and Sarah of Dougherty, Kari Bloom and Shawn Cooper of Villisca and Kati Hansen and husband Tyler of Greenfield; great grandchildren: Isabella and Grayer OBryant, Ascension, Parker, and Adrian Bloom, George, Gilman and Gus Cooper; brother Wayne Anderson and wife Elsie of Corning, Iowa and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Memorials may be made to the M. Calvary Lutheran Church or the Villisca EMT’s.
Wolfe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Bolanos Lucero, Cruz - Cruz Bolanos Lucero was born May 30, 1944 in Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Feliz Bolanos and Belen Lucero. She passed away on Sunday afternoon, September 28, 2008 at her home in Shenandoah following a battle with cancer.
Kirsch Funeral Chapel.

 

Bonnes, Henry Marvin "Doc" - Henry Marvin “Doc” Bonnes was born on March 23, 1940 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of William Henry and Agnes (Grue) Bonnes. He passed away suddenly on Saturday morning, April 4, 2009 while working in his office. He lived 69 years and 12 days.

Henry grew up on a farm near Shenandoah and attended Morning Star country school until it closed. Then he attended Farragut School until he graduated in 1958. Henry got his BS in Animal Science in 1962 and his DVM from Iowa State University Veterinary College in 1966. Returning to Southwest Iowa, Doc established his practice in Farragut and ran his first country vet call on June 10th, 1966.

On September 3, 1961, Doc was united in marriage to Linda Lou Ditmars in Shenandoah, Iowa. This union was blessed with 5 children; Todd, Tamara, Tara, Tasha and Tiane. He was very proud of his children and kept in close contact with them even as adults. He cherished his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them most of all.

Doc was very active in his community. He served on the Farragut City Council and spent thirteen years on the Farragut School Board. He was also a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and had been an officer in the Four County Veterinary Association. Doc enjoyed bowling, playing cards and pool, and telling a good story.

Doc was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Ruth Ann Bonnes, a brother, Oran Bonnes, and a granddaughter, Dorthea Heil.

Left to cherish Doc’s memory is his wife Linda of Farragut, Iowa; his children, Todd Bonnes and his wife Melissa of Farragut, Iowa, Dr. Tamara Bonnes-Heil and her husband Wade of Loup City, Nebraska, Tara Doyle and her husband Donnie of Imogene, Iowa, Tasha Yates and her husband Norm of Lincoln, Nebraska, Tiane Hennings and her husband Dan of Shenandoah, Iowa; his mother, Agnes Bonnes of Shenandoah, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren, Todd Bonnes, Jr. of Farragut, Iowa, Tahrae Richardson and her husband Austin of Auburn, Nebraska, Tanna Bonnes of Farragut, Iowa, Delanie Heil, Danica Heil and Dillon Heil all of Loup City, Nebraska, Brooke Doyle, Britney Doyle and Blake Doyle all of Imogene, Iowa, Nathanial Yates and Colby Yates of Lincoln, Nebraska, Sylvia Hennings and Simon Hennings of Shenandoah, Iowa; a brother, Stanley Bonnes and his wife Janet of Columbia, Missouri; a sister, Mary Brass and her husband Gene of Lincoln, Nebraska; along with many other relatives and friends.

Kirsch Funeral Chapel.


Boyer, Duaine Clayton - Duaine Clayton Boyer, 62, of Escondido, California, passed away Monday February 2, 2004, at the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Escondido; daughters, Jody Rector and Julie Bishop; local Shenandoah area residents are his mother, Irene Boyer of Shenandoah, Iowa, and sister, Connie Buesing of Clarinda, Iowa.

Duaine Clayton Boyer, the son of Bernard C. and Irene R. (Youngberg) Boyer, was born July 24, 1941, in Los Angeles, CA, and passed away February 2, 2004, in Escondido, CA.
For the first few years of his life, Duaine lived with his family in Los Angeles, where his dad worked in the ship yards during WWII. They then moved back to Iowa were he grew up on a farm and later moving to Shenandoah, IA, where he graduated from high school in 1960. In 1962 he graduated from trade school in Milford, NE. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
On August 4, 1963, Duaine was united in marriage to Irma Hall in Shenandoah and to this union; Jody Ann and Julie Anna were born. They soon moved to Rolla, Missouri where Duaine worked for the area telephone company. It was here that they all worked together to build a house, even Jody and Julie assisted. A move to Maryville, MO, made it possible to be closer to Duaine’s parents, as his dad was ill. Later Duaine moved with his family to Jefferson City, MO, where he worked as an engineer with the telephone company. He was very involved with the Lutheran Church as an Elder and also spent time volunteering at a home for boys.
As his children grew up, life changed for Duaine, and he moved to Anchorage, AK, where he continued his career as an engineer for the telephone company. Within a few years he began traveling the world, contracting himself out as one of the best engineers in the world of telecommunications. He was respected in his field as he had worked himself up through his career without a degree. He was sought after in his field and worked in several locations throughout the world, including Saudi Arabia, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, Kansas City, MO, and San Diego, CA.
Duaine was a man who loved his family. He was a son who accomplished much in the way of love and duty to his parents as well as to his children and grandchildren. His accomplishments and dreams are of a man who was wealthy in love and experience.
In 2001, he moved to southern California where he married Doris Mantry on June 24, 2001. She was a cherished companion to him.
Preceding Duaine in death was his father, Bernard Boyer. Survivors include his wife, Doris Boyer of Escondido, CA; daughters and sons-in-law, Jody and Ron Rector of Clarksville, TN and Julie and Rick Bishop of Corden, MO; mother, Irene Boyer of Shenandoah; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Don Buesing of Clarinda, IA; five grandchildren, Roxanne and Ryan Rector of Clarksville, TN, Ashley, Allenie and Taylor Bishop of Cordon, MO; plus other relatives and many friends.

Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. Kirsch Funeral Chapel.

 

Bradley, Marx Francis "Brad" - Marx "Brad" F. Bradley, 79, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Sunday evening at the Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah.

Brad is the husband of Lila Bradley of Shenandoah.


Marx Francis Bradley

Marx Francis “Brad” Bradley, the son of John H. and Josephine F. (Marx) Bradley, was born January 28, 1924 at Imogene, Iowa, and passed away March 30, 2003, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in the Imogene and Shenandoah areas, Brad attended country school near Imogene and later attended and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1941. In 1943 he joined the U.S. Army serving in Company “A”, 80th Tank Battalion. For several years Brad was employed by Peter Kewitt Construction Company living and working in Greenland for seven years and Oregon for two years.
On December 26, 1964, Brad was united in marriage to Lila M. Webster at St. Louis, Missouri. After living for a short time in St. Louis, they moved to San Diego, California, where Brad was employed by the National Steel Ship Building Company. In 1991 and after his retirement, they moved to Shenandoah.
Brad was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eagles Club #3849, American Legion Post #88 and Shenandoah Elks Club #1122. He enjoyed following sports, especially baseball.
Preceding Brad in death were his parents; daughter, Jean Kaufman; brother, Jack Bradley; and sisters, Cathryn and Lillian Bradley.
Survivors include his wife, Lila Bradley of Shenandoah and two sons, Ron Tate of San Diego and Mike Bradley and wife, Traci, of Corona, California, four grandchildren; one great grandchild; plus other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 3, 2003, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah with Reverend Donald Bruck officiating. Lector was Erwin Aust and Eucharistic Minister was Isabella Hanzlick. At the memory register was Dorothy Colwell while Evelyn Maher and Darlene Nesmith cared for flowers. Organist was Mary Beth Gowing and soloist was Jane Emge. A special musical selection played was “Sentimental Journey.” Wayne Graham and Norbert Martin were ushers with casket bearers being Mike, Rick, Todd, Tom, and Tom Jr. Foutch, and Rich Henn. Military rites at the cemetery were performed by American Legion Post #88. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Selby Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church or the American heart Association.

A luncheon and reception followed at the Eagles Club, #3849, 709 West Thomas in Shenandoah.

Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. Kirsch Funeral Chapel.


Bragg, Harold Edward "Babe" - Harold Edward (Babe) Bragg was born November 16, 1929, Southwest of Burlington Junction, Missouri, to John Bragg and Myrl (Short) Bragg and he passed away at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa, February 19, 2007.

His education began in a country school near his home. He graduated from Burlington Junction High School in 1947.

After high school he helped his father deliver block ice in and around Burlington Junction. He was also in the trucking business with his father hauling grain and livestock and doing custom corn shelling around Burlington Junction. He worked for farmers in the area and later at the Burlington Junction elevator.

He served in the U.S. Army in 1952.

On June 16, 1963, he married Delores Bowers of Braddyville, Iowa where they made their home. Harold was the custodian at the Braddyville Elementary School for a few years and at the Goldenrod Manor until his retirement in 1991.

He loved to go fishing and try to catch the “big one” which he did occasionally.

Garden produce, which he loved to sell, was purchased by patrons in the surrounding area. In the summer and fall you couldn’t miss him on the corner with his creation of a small orange and white trailer selling melons, sweet corn and tomatoes.

Many, many evenings he enjoyed playing Bingo. No amount spent was ever mentioned, but the amount he won was told far and wide. Because of ill health he was forced to discontinue his favorite past time.

Harold joined the Christian Church in Burlington Junction and later became a member of the Braddyville United Methodist Church. He was involved with the Masonic Lodge for 55 years and the American Legion Post #315.

Harold is survived by his wife of 43 years, Delores of Braddyville, Iowa; brothers, Charles Bragg and wife Jane and Robert Bragg of Burlington Junction, Missouri; sister, Doris Porterfield and husband Denny of Clearmont, Missouri and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Darlyne Bragg.

May God grant comfort and strength
to those who mourn Harold’s passing

 

Braymen, JoAnn M. Androy - Interment services at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah will be 3:00 P.M. Wednesday.

JoAnn is the twin sister of Jackie Holmes and sister of Jim Androy of Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the St. Lukes United Methodist Church Building Fund.

For more information contact Heafey Hofman Dwork and Cutler Westcenter Chapel at 402-391-3900 or the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah.



Briggs, Robert L. died Cedar Rapids, formerly of Shenandoah. Burial Rose hill Cemetery, Shen

 

Bright, Marjorie June Swanson - Marjorie June Bright, age 78 of Shenandoah, Iowa was born June 13, 1929 in Page County, Iowa, the daughter of Carl Alfred and Matilda May (Butler) Swanson. She passed away on Monday morning, January 28, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Center in Red Oak, Iowa.

Marjorie grew up in the Page County area and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1947. On April 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Bernard Charles Bright at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Shenandoah. This union was blessed with five children; Thomas, Janet, Paula, Bill and Kent.

Marjorie worked seasonal in the catalog department of Henry Fields for many years starting in 1955. She was also a homemaker, raising her five children. She loved to travel and visit her family and friends.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bernard; her oldest son, Thomas and her sister Verna Cain. Survivors include her children; Janet S. McKinnon and her husband David of Edgerton, Wisconsin, Paula J. Shafer and her husband Tom of Essex, Iowa, Bill J. Bright and his wife Diana of Edgerton, Wisconsin, Kent C. Bright and his wife Michelle of Shenandoah, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, John Swanson of Des Moines, Iowa and Jim Swanson of Shenandoah, Iowa; a sister, Phyllis Richardson of Essex, Iowa; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Kirsch


Brincks, Shirley Mae Shadduck - Shirley Mae Brincks was born November 11, 1951 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Max Lane and Mary Thelma (Thorne) Shadduck. She passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at her home in Melcher, Iowa at the age of 57 years and 5 days.

Shirley grew up in Shenandoah and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1969. Following high school she worked in various factories for nearly 30 years until her health forced to quit. She then attended the Wilton Cake Decorators School and opened Shirley’s Cake Shoppe in Des Moines. She operated the business for 13 years, retiring in 1997. Shirley had attended the Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Shenandoah before moving back to Melcher, Iowa earlier this year.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Thelma Shadduck.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry of Melcher, Iowa; her daughter, Mary Ann Mattox and her husband Daniel of Shenandoah, Iowa; three grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Holdridge, Courtney Dawn Ryan and Dakota Lee Mattox all of Shenandoah, Iowa; two sisters, Rozella Orme and her husband Ronald of Shenandoah, Iowa, Sherylann Shadduck of Maryville, Missouri; along with other relatives and friends.

Kirsch


Brockman, William "Bill" - Funeral services for William “Bill” Brockman, age 82 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Eiler House, Clarinda, Iowa were held Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Jerome Wagoner officiating. Visitation with the family was held 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2008 at the church. Burial with military rites by the American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230 was in the Clarinda Cemetery.
William Herman Brockman was born May 10, 1925 on the home place, southwest of Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Clark Arthur Brockman and Alma Louise (Hindahl) Brockman. He grew up on the farm with his brothers and sister. Bill was a 1942 graduate of Clarinda High School. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army with the 45th Infantry Division. He received a Bronze Star with a V for valor for his service.

Bill was united in marriage December 31, 1956 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa to Ada “Ethel” Hartman. They were blessed with two sons, Brent and Brian. Bill was a lifelong farmer and stockman. He also sold N-C Hybrid seed corn for over twenty years. Bill enjoyed farming and feeding cattle and he also enjoyed reading and traveling. His children and grandchildren were very special to Bill.

Bill was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Bill is survived by his son, Brian Brockman and wife Lori of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Daniel Brockman and Heidi Honkomp of Clarinda, Iowa, Megan Brockman of Clarinda, Iowa, Scott Brockman of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Preceding Bill in death were his parents; wife Ethel Brockman; son, Brent Brockman; brothers, Raymond Brockman, Donald Brockman and sister, Barbara Jean Brockman.

Bill’s sense of humor and wisdom will be missed by many.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.

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

Brooks, Delores Onalee Josephson Irvin - Delores O. Brooks, 78, of Shenandaoh, Iowa,and formerly of Farragut, Iowa, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Shenandoah.

Delores Onalee Josephson Brooks, the daughter of George E. and Frances I. (Roberts) Irvin, was born July 3, 1924, at Farragut, Iowa, and passed away June 1, 2003, in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Delores grew up in the Farragut, College Springs, Clarinda, and Shenandoah, Iowa areas, graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1942. On December 31, 1943, Delores was united in marriage to Jack Josephson, and to this union, Julie and Jerry were born. They were married for nearly 25 years until Jack’s death on September 4, 1967. Later, she was united in marriage to Dale Brooks on December 19, 1972 and they were married for nearly 25 years until Dale’s death on November 29, 1996.

As a young woman, Delores started her working career as a secretary at the Dekalb Plant in Shenandoah. She then worked for many years as a stenographer at Earl May Seed and Nursery Company and as office manager at the district office for Standard Oil and at Falk and Norris Law Firm.

Over the years Delores was a member of several organizations: First Christian Church, American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as president several times, even serving as their youngest president, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Farragut Garden Club and Antique Study Club. She loved to read, go to flea markets and enjoyed collecting items pertaining to butterflies. Delores was very close to her mother, spending much of her spare time with her through the years. Her family was very important to her as she did her best to bring them together on special occasions.

Preceeding Delores in death were her parents; husband, Jack Josephson; husband, Dale Brooks; brothers, Gordon and Lowell Irvin; and step grandson, Brooks Bateman.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Dr. Joe Denhart of Shenandoah; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Mary Jo Josephson of Shenandoah; step children, Margo Bateman and husband, Don, of Farragut, and Gail Freeman and husband, Jim, of Birmingham, Alabama. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jason Denhart and wife, Fara, of Avon, Colorado, Joshua Denhart and wife, Sarah, of West Des Moines, Iowa, Emily Josephson of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Elliott Josephson, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Elyce Josephson, of Shenandoah; step grandchildren, Callen Frenzel and husband, Kevin, of Lincoln, Nebraska, Carmen Clark and husband, Randy, of Clarinda, Brooke Freeman of Atlanta, Georgia and Darren Freeman and wife, Jessa, of Birmingham; and three step great grandchildren. Survivors also include brothers, Chuck Irvin and wife, Joan, Dick Irvin and wife, JoDayle, Larry Irvin and friend Sara Powley, all of Shenandoah, and Mike Irvin and wife, Connie, of Coin, Iowa; plus other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Delore's life was held10:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Reverend Karen Bash of theFirst Christian Church officated. Benetta Guilford and Margaret Kling were at the register book while Imogene Morhain, Alice Gail Sawyer and Reba Stoner cared for the flowers. Organist was Margaret Woods and soloist was Jane Emge who sang "On Eagles Wings" and "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus." Ushers were Norman Kling and Bob Troxel. Casket bearers wereDelores' grandchildren: Andrew and Carmen Clark, Jason and Joshua Denhart, Brooke and Darren Freeman, Callen Frenzel, Elliott, Elyce and Emily Josephson. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the American Legion and Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliaries. Services were entrusted to the Selby Funeral Chapel.

Brown, Beverly "Joan" Peterman - Funeral services for Joan Brown, age 65 of Villisca, Iowa, who died Sunday, June 29, 2008 at her home in Villisca, Iowa after a courageous thirteen year battle with cancer, were held Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa with Pastor Gordon Scott officiating. Visitation with the family was held 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the United Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa. Burial was in the Villisca Cemetery.

Beverly Joan Brown was born August 18, 1942 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Ivan Eldon Peterman and Gladys Marie (Owens) Peterman. Joan was raised in Clarinda with her three sisters and brother. She was a 1960 graduate of Clarinda High School. Joan was united in marriage to Robert Glassgow and later divorced. Joan and Ron Brown were married February 1, 1987 in Villisca and made their home in Villisca.

Joan worked at Lisle Corporation for over twenty years in the shipping department. She also was the bookkeeper for their Brown Sanitation business. Joan was a member of the Christian Church.

Family was the most important thing in Joan’s life. Her husband, Ron, children and grandchildren came first in her life. She was also close to her brother and sisters. Joan especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren. Collecting angels was a favorite pastime of Joan’s. She always put others first and wanted to help in any way she could. Joan will be remembered as always happy and with a smile even through her long battle with cancer.

Left to cherish Joan’s memory are her husband, Ron Brown of Villisca; daughter, Michelle Hoyt of Clarinda; step children, Mike Brown and wife Lisa of Corning, Cori Feller and husband Mark of Shenandoah; grandchildren, Brandon and Britni Hoyt, Austin and Ashley Feller, Justin Cooper and wife Laura, and Josh Cooper; Great Grand daughter, Emma Cooper; mother, Gladys Peterman of Clarinda; brother, Bert Peterman and wife Janis of Shambaugh; sisters, Myriel “Jean” Cross of Afton, Dixie Booher and husband Glade of Clarinda, Kathryn “Kay” Gomez of Santa Fe Springs, California; mother-in-law, Fern Brown of Corning; brothers-in-law, Dick Brown and wife Sandy of Wall Lake, Bob Brown and wife Elinor of Villisca; sisters-in-law, Linda Kleinman and husband Tom of Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Vicky Tugel and husband Jake of Carlisle, Kris Ferguson and husband Rob of Jefferson City, Missouri; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her father, Ivan Peterman; infant daughter, Kimberly Jean; father-in-law, Russell Brown; great nephew, Aaron Brown.

Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister; her love and inspiration will live on through her family. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

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


Brown, Eileen Regan - Eileen Brown was born September 26, 1920 at Imogene, Iowa, the daughter of John and Mary (Garrety) Regan. She passed away on Thursday morning, April 17, 2008 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield, Iowa at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 28 days.

She grew up around Imogene and attended school through the ninth grade. On March 2, 1957, she was married to Doyle Brown in Imogene. This union was blessed with one son, John.

Eileen worked as various places. She retired from Henry Fields after working in the offices for many years. She was a active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah until she moved to Fairfield in 1999.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Doyle, four sisters, Loretta, Mary, Agnes and Monica; and two brothers, John and Frank.

Survivors include her son, John Brown of Fairfield, Iowa; two grandchildren, Julie Brown of Ames, Iowa, Justin Brown of Fairfield, Iowa; one sister, Genevieve Doyle of Imogene, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.


 

 

 

Browning, Mabel Mae Kolb - Mabel Mae Browning, age 88, one of nine children born to Christian F. and Bertha (Mumm) Kolb was born May 4, 1918, near Memphis, Nebraska, and passed away October 3, 2006, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up on farms in the Memphis, Ashland and Greenwood, Nebraska areas Mabel received her education in area schools including country schools. As a young person she ventured to Oakland, California, where she was united in marriage to Norman Selby. To this union two sons, Steven and William, were born. Later Mabel returned to the Midwest with her two sons, living in Omaha, Nebraska, where she owned an apartment house and worked at the Blackstone Hotel Restaurant. She often recalled memories of waiting on movie stars while working there.
Mabel worked hard over the years providing a home for her sons. She purchased a farm between Farragut and Shenandoah and worked at various places in Shenandoah: Sterns Studio, Elks Club, Western Auto, running a detasseling crew for DeKalb Seed Corn Company and for many years worked in the catalog mail department of Henry Fields Seed and Nursery Company. In 1959, a wonderful event happened to Mabel. She was united in marriage to Ray Browning. They enjoyed their many years together traveling, fishing and gardening. She was known for her great cooking, sense of humor and the telling of “colorful” jokes. Mabel loved to dance and when she wasn’t feeling well she would often say, “I just need to get out of here and go dancing.”
She was a member of the Congregational Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She started the Henry Field Seed Company Former Employee get-together, meeting for the first time in her home. They met once a month to continue their friendships.
Preceding Mabel in death were her parents; husband, Ray Browning in 1980; sisters, Caroline Kolb, Clara Kolb and Frances Timm; brothers, Oren Kolb, Edgar Kolb, Elmer Kolb; and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Selby.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Steve Selby of Shenandoah and Bill and Brenda Selby of Shenandoah; four grandchildren, Mashelle Medina and husband, Alex, of Gilbert, Arizona, Scott Selby and wife, Tracy, of Adel, Iowa, Ryan Selby and wife, Jamie of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and Tasha Selby of Red Oak, Iowa; eight great grandchildren, Breauna Marco, Dyllan Hansen, Kaden Hansen, Alexa Medina, Tasia Selby, Dominic Hansen, Trevyr Selby, and Sandra Selby. Also surviving is a brother, Delmer Kolb of Ashland, Nebraska; sister, Margie Swanson of Ceresco, Nebraska; and sister-in-law, Gladys Kolb of Wahoo, Nebraska; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There was a reception and luncheon with family and friends held at the Congregational Church following services.

Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery beside her husband, Ray Browning.


Brownson, Retta VanBoskirk - Retta Brownson, 80, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at Bryan LGH East Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah. Visitation and luncheon with the family will follow at the church. Inurnment will be 3:30 P.M. in Lincoln Memorial Garden Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Retta Brownson, the daughter of Robert and Vale (Babcock) Van Boskirk, was born January 4, 1923, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and passed away September 3, 2003, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Growing up in Lincoln, Retta received her education in the Lincoln school system and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941. On February 3, 1945, Retta was united in marriage to Ed Brownson in Lincoln and to this union Linda, Van, Marcia and Paula were born. Retta and Ed first lived in Lincoln for a few years then moved to Shenandoah in 1950 where they lived and raised their family.
Retta was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and former member of PEO. She was a wonderful cook and provided a great home atmosphere for her family. She enjoyed following her families school activities, playing golf and Bridge, sewing, crocheting, doing other crafts and traveling.
Preceding Retta in death were her parents; husband; brothers, Homer and Leland Van Boskirk; and sister, Olive Salem.
Survivors include her son, Van Brownson of Lincoln; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Mike Druyvestein of Pringle, South Dakota, Marcia and Kurt Yost of Lincoln, and Paula and David Rodriguez of San Lorenzo, California; grandchildren, Kelly Wallin, Jennifer, Alisha and Justin Starnes, Juliana and Jackie Vale Rodriguez; and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Ray Best of Rowland Heights, California; plus other relatives and friends.


Brush, Florence Alma Elizabeth Rydberg - Florence Alma Elizabeth Brush, the daughter of Anton and Alma (Johnson) Rydberg, was born September 18, 1911, in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away November 25, 2003, in Shenandoah at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
Florence has lived in and around Shenandoah her entire life. She attended the Shenandoah schools graduating from high school in 1930. On December 24, 1932, Florence was united in marriage to Lloyd Brush and to this union Phyllis, Elaine, Lorraine, and Kathy was born. They farmed for many years, retiring in 1974 and moved to Shenandoah. While living on their farm south of Shenandoah, she was a member of the Summit United Methodist Church, the WSCS, and the Neighborhood Club. After moving to Shenandoah, Florence transferred her membership to the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah and joined the United Methodist Women.
Preceding Florence in death were her parents, husband, infant daughter, Phyllis, daughter, Elaine Long, grandson, John Nunemann, son-in-law, Bill Nunemann, and stepfather, George Lewis.
Survivors include her daughters, Lorraine Nunemann of Apache Junction, Arizona and Kathy Watts and husband, Jerry, of Kearney, Nebraska; grandchildren, Frank O’Neil (who was raised by Florence and Lloyd) and friend Marsha Flanagan of Shenandoah, Bob and Dave Nunemann of Des Moines, Iowa, Debbie Zahm of Atlanta, Georgia, Jeff, Jan, and Tony King of Omaha, Nebraska, Paula Harr of Burlington, Iowa. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Marjorie Henning and husband, Russ, of Coin, Iowa; granddaughter-in-law, Carol O’Neil, of Shenandoah; 16 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren plus several nieces and nephews.

Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Buch, Marjorie Emma Bair Wagoner - Funeral services for Marjorie Wagoner Buch, age 88 of Des Moines, Iowa formerly of Clarinda, Iowa who died Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Trinity Center, Luther Park, Des Moines, Iowa were held Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa with Pastor Thomas Cole officiating. Visitation with the family was held 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2008 at the church. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Friday March 21, 2008 at 3:15 p.m.

Marjorie Emma Bair was born to Harry P. Bair and Ada Mae (Palmer) Bair, April 16, 1919 in Humeston, Iowa. Her family moved to Sac City, Iowa when she was six years old. Marjorie graduated from Sac City High School in 1937. She moved to Des Moines in 1939 to attend Thompson’s School of Beauty Culture. Marjorie graduated and was licensed in January of 1940. A friend, Irene Cartmill, who worked for Norma Nothwehr at the Modern Beauty Shop, brought Marjorie to Clarinda in February, 1940.

She met her future husband, Glen L. Wagoner through mutual friends and they were married on July 20, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska. Marjorie was confirmed into St. John’s Lutheran Church on March 24, 1942. During the years of gasoline rationing, she would “hitch” a ride with the Lange’s Dairy truck to and from Carroll, Iowa, so she could visit her parents in Sac City and conserve her and her parents’ gasoline rations. Due to the war, the first wedding anniversary Marjorie and Glen shared together was actually their fifth anniversary.

She spent most of her years raising four children, Nona (Larry) Lechtenberg, Oakland, Nebraska, Richard Wagoner, Craig, Colorado, Susan (Lyle) Frey, Villisca, Iowa, and Thomas “Tom” (Debbie) Wagoner, Clarinda, Iowa. Marjorie was the monitor, referee and disciplinarian for the myriad of children who played in the Wagoner backyard. She was active in the Firebelle’s which was the women’s auxiliary for the Clarinda Volunteer Fire Department.

Marjorie went back into hair styling at Dorothy’s Beauty Shop in 1966, then worked as the hair stylist at the Clarinda Treatment Complex from 1971 until her retirement. During retirement, she took up the art of caning. With Glen’s help, they repaired and restored many antique chairs.

Glen and Marjorie celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 20, 1991. After Glen’s death on August 10, 1991, Marjorie continued to live in the family home, delighting in the visits of her grandchildren and enjoying an active circle of friends.

She married Edward C. Buch on January 8, 1994 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Marjorie and Ed made their home in Des Moines. She was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the Altar Guild at both St. John’s Lutheran Church and Our Saviour Lutheran Church. She died March 18, 2008 at Luther Park, Trinity Center in Des Moines after a lengthy illness.

Marjorie is survived by her husband, Ed, her four children, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Edward’s children Charles Buch, Janice “Jan” Buch Higgins, and Fred (Julie) Buch of Des Moines, Dorothy “D.J.” (Craig) Johnson, Kansas City, Mo and John (Joyce) Buch of Shalimar, Florida, 16 step-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Glen, two grandchildren, Jeremy Chad Wagoner and Janel Wagoner, brothers, Wilbur Dean Bair, Dean Gortner Bair, Russell Harrison Bair, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mercedes (Dean) Bair, Della and Raymond Brockman, Dorothy (Edward) Buch, Naomi and Milton Knollenberg, step-daughter, Helen Buch Strait.

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

 

Bunker, Jim Everett - Jim Everett Bunker was born April 2, 1921, in Benton, Iowa, the son of Cleve A. Bunker and Grace A. (Nye) Bunker. Jim grew up in Ringgold County and was a 1938 graduate of Diagonal High School. He was united in marriage July 18, 1942, to Dorothy Gwendolyn (Gwen) Beer, at Maryville, Missouri. Two sons were born to Jim and Gwen, Bill J. Bunker and Kerry Earl Bunker.

Jim served with the United States Navy Seabees during World War II. He was a First Class Petty Officer, serving in the South Pacific for three years with the 53rd Battallion. When Jim returned from service, he worked for the highway commission as a civil engineer inspecting bridges and culverts across Iowa. Jim and Gwen lived in Council Bluffs, Schleswig, Bloomfield and then to Clarinda about 1950. Jim first worked for the Page County Engineer and then went to work with Jack and Jim Pullan at Clarinda Coal and Concrete. He later became co-owner with the Pullans. Jim retired in 1984.

Jim was a member of the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. He had been baptized in Pine’s Pond, Diagonal, Iowa. Jim and Gwen enjoyed six winters in Texas.

Jim’s greatest pleasures were his work and “telling stories” with friends. He was a great practical joker and went to great lengths to pull one off.

Left to cherish Jim’s memory are his wife, Gwen Bunker of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Bill Bunker of Coralville, Iowa, and Kerry Bunker and his wife Cindy of St. Joseph, Missouri; three grandchildren: Karen Bunker and fiancé Jody Fink of Coralville, Iowa; Aaron Bunker and wife Sara of Columbia, Missouri; and Haley Bunker of St. Joseph, Missouri; one nephew, six nieces, and many friends.

Preceding Jim in death were his parents; a brother Billy Joe Bunker and a sister June Schlapia.

Interment was held in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with military rites by American Legion Post 98. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service, Clarinda, Iowa.

May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn Jim’s passing.