Page County, Iowa - B obituaries

Brownfield, Dona Rae Hart - Dona Rae Brownfield, the daughter of Frank Edward Hart and Mabel Marie Callahan Hart, was born in Pickering, Missouri, on September 23, 1940 and passed away on September 8, 2006 in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Dona lived in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1958. On August 11, 1959, she was united in marriage to Albert Olen Brownfield and after their marriage they made their home in Sidney, Iowa. Dona was a loving mother and wife for her husband and four children. Along with being a homemaker she worked for Walter Drake mail order catalog in Colorado Springs, CO. where she and her family resided. Dona was a member of the Tarkio Coin Collector’s Club. In Colorado Springs she was a member of the Antique Auto Club of America, Pikes Peak Sports Car Club, and Porsche Club of America. She loved her family along with photography, birds, gardening and animals.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a daughter Heidi Renee Keihani, and a grandson Jeremy Charles McMullen. Survivors include her loving husband, Albert O. Brownfield; a daughter, Cynthia L. McMullen and husband Charles; two sons, Edward O. Brownfield and wife Suzanne and Damon Scott Brownfield all of Colorado Springs, CO.; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving is an aunt Lola Calfee of Shenandoah, Iowa along with extended loving family and friends.

Celebration of life memorial services were held on Monday, September 11, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Karen Bash. Musical selections were "There You Will Be", "Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace", "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". Inurnment was in the Blanchard Cemetery at Blanchard, Iowa. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Brownfield, Everett R. - Everett R. Brownfield, son of James William and Bertha (Athen) Brownfield, was born on November 25, 1918, in Hallett, Oklahoma. He passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 88.

His early life was spent in Hallett. Everett later moved to Burlington Junction, Missouri, before settling in Blanchard, Iowa. On November 25, 1938, Everett was united in marriage to Phyllis Shaffer at Oregon, Missouri. Everett worked for a short time at the C. C. Camp in Tarkio, Missouri and also drove a school bus. Everett later worked as a mechanic for Max Snodderly in College Springs, Iowa. In 1947, Everett and his brother Harley opened their own auto repair shop. Everett, as long as his health enabled him, never missed spending time at the shop in his retirement. He loved automobiles and thoroughly enjoyed working on and fixing them. Everett also enjoyed hunting and was known to be a very good dancer.

Preceding Everett in death were his parents; daughter, Iris Rightsell; brothers and sisters, Elmer, Harley, Jim, Howard, Edna and Mabel. Survivors include his wife of over 62 years, Phyllis Brownfield of Blanchard, IA; three sons, Gary Brownfield and his wife Carolyn of Tama, IA, Rudy Brownfield and his wife Joyce and Randy Brownfield and his wife Jean, all of Blanchard, IA; 15 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sister, Lodema Plymell and husband Orlen “Bird” of Burlington Junction, MO; brother, George Brownfield of Sidney, IA; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Blanchard Methodist Church. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Bea Kinzler. Organist was Anita Vogel. Congregational hymns were "Beneath The Cross of Jesus" and Angels From The Realm Of Glory". Buddy Brownfield and Dawn Sims sang "Amazing Grace". Caring for the flowers were Carolyn Brownfield, Joyce Brownfield and Jean Brownfield. Attending the memory register was Roberta Hutt. Usher was Frank Manes. Honorary casket bearer was Mike Longcor. Casket bearers were Gary Randle Brownfield, Philip Brownfield, Clayton Brownfield, Jeff Brownfield, Rudy R. Brownfield and Mike Rightsell. Interment was in the Blanchard Cemetery. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Buesing, Norman W. "Norm" - Norman W. “Norm” Buesing, 72, of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were Monday, February 16, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Holly Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating. Burial will be at a later date. There was no visitation.
Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Norm was born December 26, 1936 in Yorktown, Iowa, to August and Alma (Meier) Buesing. He was a graduate of Clarinda, Iowa High School in 1957 and attended Central Community college in Clarinda, Northwest Missouri State and after moving to Kearney, the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Norm joined the Army National Guard on January 25, 1962 and obtained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant until discharged on May 15, 1969.
Norm married Farah L. Geer on December 30, 1962 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney. He was employed as a supervisor at West Company Pharmaceutical Company for 36 years until he retired in 1998. Following his retirement, Norm was employed at Steinbrink Landscaping and Garden Center. Norm was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, serving several years on the Board of Trustees.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Farah L. of Kearney; two daughters, Annette R. Lane of Allen, Texas and Amy M. Kinder and her husband Jeff of Wellford, S.C.; four granddaughters, Nicole and Jacqueline Lane, and Katelin and Kassidy Kinder; three brothers, Arthur Buesing and his wife LaRayne of Fairmont, Minn., Donald Buesing and his wife Connie of Clarinda, Iowa, and David Buesing and his wife Kendi of Clarinda, Iowa; two sisters, Alberta Smith and her husband Jack of Clarinda, Iowa, and Heida Bartz and her husband Denny of Villisca, Iowa.
Norm was preceded in death by one san, Alan D. on September 10, 1987, his parents and one sister, Ruth Meether



Burroughs, Marilyn K. Brewer - Marilyn Kaye Burroughs, 67, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007. Following cremation there will be a memorial service held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah on Thursday, March 29, 2007. An avid reader, memorials for Marilyn are being directed to the Shenandoah Public Library in her name. Inurnment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah at a later date.

Marilyn Kaye Burroughs, daughter of William (Bus) Brewer and Ruth Maye (Edgerton) Brewer, was born on February 18, 1940, in Shenandoah, Iowa. She passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 67.
Most of Marilyn’s life was spent in the Shenandoah area. She attended K-12 in the Shenandoah Public Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1958. On June 8, 1958, Marilyn was united in marriage to Benjamin Russell Burroughs at the Shenandoah United Methodist Church. Following their marriage they farmed in the Northboro, Iowa area and later moved to Shenandoah. They spent five years in South Dakota before moving back to Shenandoah to stay. While in high school, Marilyn worked at Spurgeons. After marriage, she helped Ben on the farm for ten years. Once the children were raised she worked as a nurses aid at the Red Oak Hospital for four years before joining Godfather’s Pizza in Shenandoah. She was proud of the fact she had worked her way up from entry level employee to manager. In 2002, after 17 years of service, she retired from Godfather’s. Marilyn was a member of the Shenandoah First United Methodist Church in her younger years. She enjoyed needlepoint, sewing, reading books, playing cards and board games. Marilyn loved to cook big meals for her family.
Preceding Marilyn in death were her parents and grandparents. Survivors include her husband, Ben Burroughs of Shenandoah, IA; four children: son, Russ Burroughs and his wife Debbie and their children Teresa and Cara, daughter, Vicki Major and her husband Tom and their children Brad and Jennifer, all of Shenandoah, IA, son, Chris Burroughs and his wife Caryn and their children Megan, Nathan, Danae, Celeste, Caden and Chelsie, all of Clarinda, IA, daughter, Ann Smith and her husband Dave and their daughter, Dannie, all of Villisca, IA; other relatives and many friends.

Celebration of life memorial services were held on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Pastor Ron Nelson. Organist was Steve Richardson. The congregation sang "Amazing Grace". Bill Sons performed, "Holes In The Floor Of Heaven", "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Wind Beneath My Wings". Caring for flowers were Teresa Burroughs and Jennifer Major. Attending the memory register were Riva Goodwill and Melissa Tharp. Private inurnment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah at a later date. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


Burton, Charles Edgar, Rev - Rev. Charles Edgar Burton, born on Sept. 4, 1937 in Clarinda, IA, passed away on Aug. 31, 2009 in Miami, FL. He was the son of Edgar & Mary Burton. In 1993, he married his loving wife, Linda.
He is also survived by his children Kathy & Dave Butt, Paul & Julie Burton, Jennifer & Kevin Cerchiai, and Pamela & Waldemar Korbecki; siblings John Burton, Elaine Hein, Evelyn Lewis, Sharon King, and Kenneth Burton; and seven adoring grandchildren.
Chuck spread God's love by serving at Silver Palm UMC, Wesley UMC, St. Paul's UMC, and Perrine-Peters UMC. We will cherish the memories of him in our hearts. His joyous reunion with his Father in Heaven were celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Perrine-Peters United Methodist Church, 18301 South Dixie Hwy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to South Florida Urban Ministries, 2850 SW 27 Ave., Miami, FL 33133 in his honor. To visit this Guest Book Online, go to


Butcher, Constance Kay Ryan - Connie passed away at her home on Thursday morning, Spet. 24th, 2009. She is survived by her husband Parker of Shenandoah.

Following the services, Connie's body will be cremated and an inurnment of her ashes will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Constance Kay (Ryan) Butcher was born on March 27, 1951 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Dorothy (Chase) Ryan. Connie entered into the arms of her Lord on Thursday morning, September 24, 2009 at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Connie was raised in Farragut community and graduated from Farragut High School with the Class of 1969. Following graduation she moved to Shenandoah. She was employed by Earl May, Henry Fields, and Garden View Care Center. On July 22, 1984 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Parker Butcher. They resided together in their home in Shenandoah.

Connie was an unselfish, loving, and kind-hearted woman who enjoyed spending time volunteering at Garden View Care Center, the American Red Cross Blood Mobile, and anywhere else she was needed. She loved all the staff and children at the Turnbull Day Care Center where she was most recently employed. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagle’s Auxiliary. She loved spending time with and taking pictures of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Dorothy.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Parker Butcher; daughters; Shannon Haley and husband Charles and Amy Parker and husband Robert; step-children Tracie Cunningham and husband Steve and Mike Butcher and wife Lori; grandchildren Nick and Emily Cunningham, Serena, Joslynn, Mia, and Aliyah Parker, Andrea Hillhouse, Alex Rolene, and Charlie Haley; sisters Janice Kinnersley and husband Gerald and Diana Hummel and husband Fred; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.