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Hagedorn, Dorothy Elma Lee - Dorothy Elma (Lee) Hagedorn was born on May 14, 1927 in Sidney, Iowa; the daughter of Charles Arthur and Alice Viola (Clark) Lee. She peacefully passed from this life on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa surrounded by her loving family.

At a young age, Dorothy moved with her family from Randolph, Iowa to Shenandoah where she attended school. On April 15, 1944 she was united in marriage to Martin Elmer Hagedorn in Seneca, Kansas. After briefly farming the Hagedorn Homestead, Martin and Dorothy made their home in Shenandoah. On March 11, 1945 they were blessed with the birth of their first child, Rita Kay. The couple was later blessed with daughter, Lois Eileen on July 18, 1947 and a son, Richard Martin on May 14, 1954. She was a devoted wife and mother.

In 1965 Dorothy and Martin opened their fabric business, “Four Seasons” in Shenandoah. She enjoyed music, sewing, china painting, dancing, music, and socializing with her coffee group in Shenandoah. Dorothy was also a tireless volunteer with the American Cancer Society. She also was a member of the L.W.M.L. and Altar Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a member.

Dorothy never lost her deep faith, sense of humor, love of music and concern for others.
She was welcomed into heaven by her loving husband of 54 years Martin, her parents, beloved son Richard, sisters; Audrey Lee, Agnes Lang and Edith Vogel and brothers; Kenneth, Keith and Donald Lee.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Rita Jenkins and husband Woody of Grand Junction, Iowa and Lois Higgins and husband Gary of Rippey, Iowa; 4 grandchildren; Jill Biggs and husband Bill of Las Vegas, Nevada, Tim Higgins and wife Carleene of Washington, Iowa, Kristie Higgins of Shenandoah, Iowa and Mark Higgins and wife Lois of Shenandoah, Iowa; 17 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2009 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Lawrence Boye officiating. Julia Muller and Gail Meyer attended to the memorial register while Kristie Higgins and Stacey Head cared for flowers. Serving as ushers were Howard Killion and Ron Malmberg. Karen Killion played the organ for the congregational hymns of "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Feast of Victory". Serving as casket bearers were C.D. Pease, Scott Head, Dallas Head, Todd Maher, Jeremy Maher and Kevin Weil. Honorary Casket Bearers included Charles Pease, Robert Lang, Andrew Biggs and Wendell Rope. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. A luncheon served by the ladies of the Trinity Lutheran Church followed the graveside services.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association

Haggerty, Darlene Kay Myers - Funeral services for Darlene Haggerty, age 67 of Corning, who died Thursday, February 19, 2009 at her home in Corning were held Monday, February 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home in Corning. Visitation was held Sunday from 1 to 4 with the family greeting friends from 2 to 4. Interment was held in the Prairie Rose Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Home Health Care of On with Life. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.
Darlene Kay (Myers) Haggerty, the daughter of Glenn D. Myers and Alma Viola (Lund) Myers, was born June 13, 1941 in Clarinda, Iowa. She lived her entire life in Corning, graduating from Corning High School with the Class of 1959. On May 7, 1961, Darlene was united in marriage to Larry Dean Haggerty. Two children were born to bless their lives, Darcie and Rex.
Darlene began working with Dr. Harold Muschamp in his dental practice as a young high school student and continued assisting him for a number of years. She later worked for Curtis Distributing as a bookkeeper and clerk until the business closed. At that time she tried her own hand in business as a commodities broker for a few years. She then became an employee of Precision Pulley, Inc., in the shipping and receiving department. This was a position she held for nearly fifteen years. Darlene was a believer in “hard work and integrity” and always put her whole heart into any job or task she had.
Darlene enjoyed county music, jigsaw puzzles, solitaire and dancing. In fact, Darlene loved dancing the two-step, jitterbug and line dancing. She was avid race fan of the Adams County Speedway, especially the 43X Team. She also was an avid fan of NASCAR and the Winston Cup, being especially fond of both Dale Earnshart Senior and Junior. Kids and grandchildren always kept Darlene active and on the go . . . . just the way she loved it! She was always eager to watch a karate tournament, a dance recital, a concert or any activity the kids were involved in with school. Christmas was always Grandma Darlene’s finest hour with lots and lots of gifts under the tree. She was especially talented at making her special sugar cookies and candies which she lovingly shared with her family and friends. Darlene was an active member of the Corning First United Methodist Church for many years and especially appreciated the love, support and kindness of the Mary Martha Circle during the years of her illness.
Left to cherish the memory of this loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend are her husband of forty-seven years Larry Haggerty of Corning; her son Rex Haggerty and wife Melissa “Miss” and grandson Connor of Corning; her daughter Darcie Murdock and husband Dave and grandchildren Dylan, Madeline and Collin Murdock all of Bloomington, Minnesota; along with many other family members and friends. The family especially wishes to recognize the love and tenderness shown by Tammy (Cooney) Newton.
Preceding Darlene in death are her parents Glenn and Alma Myers; her in-laws, Geraldine Houck and Lawrence Haggerty; and a sister, Betty Hayward.


Hakes, Austa Louise Martin - Funeral services for Austa Hakes, age 79 of rural Clarinda, who died Saturday, March 1, 2008 in Lincoln, Nebraska were held Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. An Eastern Star service was held Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment was held in the Hawleyville Cemetery. Memorials can be given in Austa’s name. Memories can be shared with the family on our website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Austa Louise (Martin) Hakes was born July 18, 1928 in Bedford, Iowa the daughter of William (Bill) Charles Martin and Lucy May (Bond) Martin. Austa grew up attending school in Bedford, graduating with the Class of 1945. After high school, she went to Maryville to attend Beauty School, staying there for a few years, before returning to Bedford to open her own place “Austa’s Beauty Shoppe” in the basement of the Ahren’s Building. Austa operated this business until 1955. She met Bud Hakes at a dance in Clarinda, and the couple were united in marriage in December of 1954 at the United Methodist Church in Bedford. They shared 53 wonderful years together. Austa and Bud lived north of Hawleyville where their daughter, Kathy was born in 1957. The family then moved to Gravity and a son, Ed was born in 1965. The family returned to Hawleyville, where Austa was active with Bud running the family farming operation until her death.

Austa enjoyed Bingo and visiting the casino. She loved her dogs and cats, especially her dog Sadie. She was always active in politics, and kept up on the current issues at hand. Believe it or not, she was even known to share her thoughts and views on various subjects! Austa was very proud of her family and all of the activities they were involved in. She took great pride in taking care of her loved ones, preparing wonderful meals and making sure she knew where everyone was, and if they were safe. She simply enjoyed life and being around people! In fact, many of Ed and Kathy’s friends called her ‘mom’. She was an active fan of almost any sporting event . . . . and she LOVED desserts! Austa was a member of the Eastern Star in Bedford for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Hawleyville H.E.O. Club.

Left to cherish Austa’s memory are her loving husband, Bud Hakes of rural Clarinda; daughter, Kathy Hakes of New Market; son, Ed Hakes and wife Julie of Clarinda; along with many other nieces, nephews and family members, and many friends, both near and far.

Preceding Austa in death were her parents, Bill Martin in 1982; Lucy May Martin in 2004; a brother, Lyle Edward Martin in 1974; and a sister, Kathryn Grayce Britton in 2003.

Austa was a devoted wife, mother and friend.
Her enthusiasm, humor, insight and
gentle kindness will be missed by everyone.

 

Hale, Alfred William Sr - Alfred William Hale, Sr. passed away at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa, on Saturday, May 17, 2008, after almost a year’s battle with lung cancer. He was born on April 26, 1929, in Randolph, Iowa, at the Leo Hughes Place to Edward and Leona (Baucom) Hale.

Most of his early life was spent growing up in the Imogene, Iowa, area. He entered in military service on July 16, 1952. He received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars, National Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. He was released from active military service and transferred to Army Reserve to complete eight years service under the Universal Military Training and Service Act. Alfred was united in marriage to Marguerite Katherine Ballain on September 13, 1952. To this union five children were born. The eldest is Terry Hale, then Alfred Hale, Jr., Alvin Hale, Mervin Hale and Karen (Hale) Lawson. Alfred farmed throughout his life in Shenandoah, Sidney, and other various places in Page and Fremont Counties. He retired from farming in the mid 1990’s. He was also employed by Mount Arbor Nurseries in Shenandoah.

Preceding Alfred in death were his parents; brothers, Edward James, Glenn, and Mervin Hale; sisters, Alice Berringer, Fern Wright, Dora Loftis and Lucille Sickler. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marguerite Katherine Hale; his children, Terry Hale and his wife Jutta of Shenandoah, Alfred Hale, Jr., of Shenandoah, Alvin Hale and wife Janis of Shenandoah, Mervin Hale and wife Beverly of Clarinda and Karen (Hale) Lawson and her husband Corey of Shenandoah. Also surviving are his siblings, Richard Hale, Carl Hale and his wife Bea, and Mary (Hale) Squires and her husband Art; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Pastor Trevor Skalberg. Musical selelctions were "In The Garden", "Grandpa, Tell Me About The Good Ole Days" and "The Dance". Attending the memory register was Tammy Kirsch. Caring for the flowers were Tish Frazier and Kim Sharp. Honorary casket bearers were Dick Hale, Carl Hale, Dowell Demanett, Art Squires, Junior Loftus and Kenneth Baucom. Casket bearers were Eddie Sickler, Jimmie Sickler, Corey Lawson, Preston Lawson, Jack Ballain and Gary Bowman. Interment was in the Emerson Cemetery in Emerson, Iowa. Memorials are being directed to the family. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Hale, Kathleen Lucille Smith - Kathleen Lucille Hale, 63, of Shenandoah, Iowa, died peacefully at her home in Autumn Parks Apartments, Shenandoah, Iowa on Monday, March 27, 2006, where she was the manager.
She was the daughter of Marian Lucille Rhoades and Ronald Edward Smith, both preceding her in death.
Kathy was married to Carl Hale, and one son, Jeffery, was born to this union. Her son is a United Methodist minister who presently resides in Valentine, Nebraska.
Her entire life was lived in Shenandoah. She was a member of the Shenandoah United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by many friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Valentine United Methodist Church, Rev. Jeff Hale, 804 East 5th Street, Valentine, Nebraska 69201.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given the Rev. Jeff Hale. Inurnment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.

 

Haley, James Patrick - Jim passed away at his home in Shenandoah. There will be memorial graveside services following cremation at St. Mary's Cemetery in Maloy, Iowa. There are no other services planned.


Hall, Anita Lurene Howes - Anita Lurene Hall, the daughter of Dallas Bernard and Ethel Viola (Peterman) Howes, was born at Bedford, Iowa on August 4, 1930, and passed away on February 14, 2008, at Shenandoah, Iowa. Anita spent her early life in Bedford and Shenandoah, Iowa, and was schooled in Bedford, Iowa. She was married to Duane McClintock from 1947 until 1951. They were blessed with two children, Jim and Jerry. In March of 1957 she was united in marriage, to Frank James Hall in Shenandoah, Iowa and after their marriage they lived in Essex and Shenandoah, Iowa and were blessed with six children, Teresa, Ronald, Brenda, Michael, Karen, and Larry. Anita was employed for many years working as a waitress at various establishments and raising her children. Anita enjoyed going to the library and reading books especially mysteries. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and loved visiting with her children and grandchildren.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Crystal Ames; brothers, Benny Howes, and Dallas Howes, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Jim Binns and Kenneth Moore.

Survivors include her husband Frank Hall of Shenandoah; children, Teresa Ward of Shenandoah and Dwayne Ward of Farragut, IA, Ronald Hall of Shenandoah, Brenda Binns of Red Oak, IA, Michael Hall and wife Tina of Florence, AL, Karen Houston and husband Marrell of Essex, IA, Larry Hall of Shenandoah, Jim McClintock and wife Marlene of Ankeny, IA, Jerry McClintock of Dexter, MO; brothers and sisters, David Howes and wife Sharon of Red Oak, IA, Ruth Marsh and husband Orville of Stanton, IA, Naomi Moore of Cedar Rapids, IA, Linda Hull of Green, IA, Richard Howes and wife Rosella of Greenfield, IA, Lois Young of Holstein, IA, Jean Kirk in Texas, Marilyn Bradley of Charles City, IA; grandchildren, Jeremy Ward and wife Jodi of Storm Lake, IA, Jesse Ward of Farragut, IA, and friend Tina Bishop, Tiffany Roberts and husband Wayne Roberts of Red Oak, IA, Christie Houston and fiancé Darcy Reimers of Yankton, SD, Michael Houston and wife Jillian of Maryville, MO, Jodi Daugherty of Yukon, OK, Ronni Smith of Yukon, OK; great grandchildren, Shelby, Rebecca and Dalen Roberts of Red Oak, IA; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; along with other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, February 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of Comfort were given by Rev. Rick Sleyster. Musical Selections included "Amazing Grace", "The Old Rugged Cross", and "When I Get To Where I'm Going". Casket Bearers were Dwayne Ward, Jesse Ward, Jeremy Ward, Michael Houston, Darcy Reimers, and Wayne Roberts. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to the family.


Hall, Leila L. - Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah

 

Hall, Margaret Ann Dorsey - Margaret Ann Hall was born August 27, 1927 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Francis and Pauline (Wyman) Dorsey. She passed away on Tuesday morning, September 25, 2007 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa.
Margaret attended school in Imogene and graduated from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in 1944. On June 1, 1946 she was united in marriage to Glen Robert Hall. This union was blessed with five children, Rose, Jo Ann, Robert, John and Edward.
She was a homemaker and an in-home care giver, helping several people stay in their homes as long as they could. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the local V.F.W. Auxiliary. She had been a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imogene, but attended Victory Life Christian Center after moving to Sidney.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen in 2000; a son, Edward Michael in infancy; two brothers, Edward T. and Joseph E. Dorsey and by one sister, Marie W. Volin.
Survivors include her children, Rose M. Hall of Omaha, Nebraska, Jo Ann Hummel and her husband Ted of Sidney, Iowa, Robert F. Hall and his wife Jane Ellis-Hall of Shenandoah, Iowa, John J. Hall and his wife Joyce of Chillicothe, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a brother, John C. Dorsey and his wife Lorene of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Nanette Dorsey of Temple City, California; along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday morning, September 29, 2007 at the Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with Pastor Craig Eberly officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Imogene. Family visitation was held Friday evening at Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. A memorial fund is being established. To leave online remembrances and condolences with the family, go to www.selbykirsch.com. The Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.
Hall, Maxine Helene Johnson - Maxine Helene Hall, age 97, entered into eternal life on February 3,2009 at the Shenandoah Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Maxine was born on August 15, 1911 to Raymond and Alice (Witherow)Johnson in Thurman, Iowa. She attended school until the 8th grade,
where she stayed at home helping her mother with the children. She was married to Alvin M. Hall of Schubert, Nebraska on January 16, 1929.

Maxine was a devoted wife and mother. She spent her married life raising and canning fruits and vegetables along with baking and cooking for the family. The grandchildren always enjoyed their time spent on the farm with grandma and grandpa. They liked to watch grandma make cow butter by beating the jar up and down in her lap.
She also made huge loaves of white bread that were enjoyed with the large amounts of fresh butter. At one time she even helped rescue the
grandchildren from the cow lot, which was housing a mean bull, that they were unaware of.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Alvin in 1971, 4 brothers; Jack Johnson, Francis Johnson, Raymond Johnson and
Robert Johnson and a sister Lois Allen.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children; Mary Alice Starr and husband Harry of Tabor, IA, Rozella Houston and husband Raymond of Shenandoah, IA and Jim Hall and wife Gwen of Des Moines, IA; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; siblings Marguerite Carkauff of Portland, OR, Maurice Johnson and wife Sharon of Springfield, MO and William Johnson and wife Marjy of Shenandoah, IA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Memorial Baptist Church in Shenandoah with Rev. Gary
Fuller officiating. Carolyn Starr attended the memorial register while Jack Wilson and Al Ruhde served as ushers. Honorary ushers for the service included Gene Houston, Robert Smith, William Johnson, Richard Maynes and Jim Hall. Terry Stafford shared his talent on the
piano while Stephanie Dudley shared "Blessed Assurance" and "In The Garden". The congregation sang "I've Got A Mansion". Honorary Casket Bearers included Dennis DeWild, Rhonda Houston, Harry Starr, Jr., Gary Starr, Tina Houston, Richard Thompson, Andre Free, Dennis Hall, Teresa Hall, Lea Ann Maynes and Merrill Houston. Inurnment will be held at a
later date in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Memorial Baptist Church
Hall, Wesley David - Wesley David Hall was born December 29, 1991 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of David Eugene and Sandra Lynn (Henry) Hall. He passed away on Friday evening, November 14, 2008 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg from injuries that he sustained in an automobile accident at the age of 16 years, 10 months and 15 days.

Wes grew up in Farragut and attended Farragut High School. He was an active member of the Shenandoah Junior Bowling League, the Shenandoah Junior Golf League and his real love was motocross with the Razor’s Edge MX group.

Wes is survived by his father, David Hall of Farragut, Iowa; his mother, Sandra Hall of Riverton, Iowa; three sisters, Janelle Carlson and her husband Robert of Waukee, Iowa, Stephanie Neve and her husband Stephen of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Jacque Hall of Waukee, Iowa; a brother, Ben Hall of Farragut, Iowa; two nieces, Sycily and Jenna Hall; along with the Hall Family, the Henry Family and the Swank Family; other relatives and friends.
Hall, Wesley David - Wesley David Hall was born December 29, 1991 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of David Eugene and Sandra Lynn (Henry) Hall. He Passed away on Friday evening, November 14, 2008 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg from injuries that he sustained in an automobile accident at the age of 16 years, 10 months and 15 days.
Wes grew up in Farragut and attended Farragut High School. He was an active member of the Shenandoah Junior Bowling League, the Shenandoah Junior Golf League and his real love was motocross with the Razor’s Edge MX group.
Wes is survived by his father, David Hall of Farragut, Iowa; his mother, Sandra Hall of Riverton, Iowa; three sisters, Janelle Carlson and her husband Robert of Waukee, Iowa, Stephanie Neve and her husband Stephen of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Jacque Hall of Waukee, Iowa; a brother, Ben Hall of Farragut, Iowa; two nieces, Sicily and Jenna Hall; along with the Hall Family, the Henry Family and the Swank Family; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Farragut High School Gymnasium with Rev. Claude Westerfield officiating. Burial was in the Farragut Cemetery. Visitation with the family present was held on Tuesday evening, November 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials were suggested to the Wesley Hall Memorial Fund. 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.
Hamilton, Jerry - Jerry passed away on Friday evening, February 5, 2010 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah. There will be private services held.

Hamm, Marcia Kay Sunderman Funeral services for Marcia Hamm, age 61 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Bryan LGH- East, Lincoln, Nebraska were held Monday, August 6, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillside Missionary Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend John Clark officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association for Asthma Research. Memories may be shared with family on our web page, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service, Clarinda, Iowa.

Marcia Kay Hamm was born May 16, 1946 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Rollyn and Jean (Steeve) Sunderman. She was a 1964 graduate of Clarinda High School. Marcia and Ron Hamm were united in marriage July 5, 1991, in Clarinda.

Marcia worked at Lisle Corporation for many years as a hydraulic press operator. Through the years, Marcia would also have part time jobs, the most current with Hy-Vee. Family was very important to Marcia and she loved being with her kids and grandkids and attended all of their various activities. She enjoyed trips to Colorado and most recently her trip to Germany with grandchildren to see her daughter. Second only to her family was her love for riding horses.

Marcia is survived by her husband, Ron Hamm of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Traci Dias and husband John of Omaha, Nebraska, Steven Powers and wife Denise of Shambaugh, Iowa, Robin Bertolini and husband Alex of Berlin, Germany, Jennie Durfey and husband Mike of Clarinda, Iowa, step children, Kari Marlow and husband Rob of Deatsville, Alabama, Chris Hamm of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Jessica Muller of Omaha, Nebraska, Jacob Muller of Clarinda, Iowa, Stephanie Powers of Shambaugh, Iowa, Shelby Powers of Shambaugh, Iowa, Hannah Powers of Shambaugh, Iowa, Darian Durfey of Clarinda, Iowa, Marshall Durfey of Clarinda, Iowa, Quinn Durfey of Clarinda, Iowa, Lydia Bertolini of Berlin, Germany; step grandchildren, Zach Marlow of Deatsville, Alabama, Anthony Marlow of Deatsville, Alabama; parents, Rollyn and Jean Sunderman of Clarinda, Iowa; sisters, Judy Barker and husband Paul of Villisca, Iowa, Cheryl Wallace of Bedford, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Marcia in death were her grandparents.

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

Hartman, Barbara Anne Funeral services for Barbara Hartman, age 73 of Clarinda, Iowa, who passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, Iowa were held Monday, February 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family was held 6-8 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2009. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Barbara Anne Hartman was born September 17, 1935 in East River Township, Page County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ural K. Hartman and Helen O. (Ferguson) Hartman. Barbara grew up in the Shambaugh area and was a Clarinda High School graduate.

Barbara owned and operated the family farm after her father passed away in 1994. The farm and caring for the land were very important to her. She was a fix-it person around the farm and home. Barbara was a devoted caregiver to her mother and father. She was an active member of the DAR. Other interests included sewing, scrapbooking, reading novels, and watching her favorite TV reality shows. Her greatest enjoyment was playing with Amanda’s boys.

Barbara is survived by cousins, Mike and Deanne Hughes and their four sons of Clarinda, Iowa; great niece, Amanda Christine Owens and husband Todd and their sons, Connor Aron, Colton Bradley and Cooper David of College Springs, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.

Preceding Barbara in death were her parents, Ural in 1994 and Helen in 2007; brother, Dick Hartman in 1962.

Barbara was a devoted daughter, aunt, cousin, friend, and steward of the land.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

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

Hartman, Helen Ferguson Funeral Services for Helen Hartman, age 92 of Clarinda who died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Westridge Manor in Clarinda were held Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Clarinda Christian Church. Visitation with the family was held 7-8 P.M. Monday, April 30, 2007 at the church. Interment was held in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Helen Ferguson Hartman was born January 10, 1915, in Alfalfa, Caddo County, Oklahoma the daughter of Elmore Ferguson and Olive (Marshall) Ferguson. She grew up in a large family, knowing hard times and attending school until she was 18 or 19, when the family moved back to Taylor County, Iowa, where they lived until 1932, when the family moved to Page County. Helen met Ural Keith Hartman, through mutual friends while attending a square dance, and on April 20, 1934, the couple was united in marriage in Maryville, Missouri. Two children were born to bless this loving union, Barbara Anne Hartman and the late Dick (Richard Lee) Hartman. The couple continued to live in Page County their entire life. In 1965, the family moved to their present residence. In the last few months, Helen was lovingly taken care of by her granddaughter and grandson.

Helen loved playing cards, especially Solitaire. She enjoyed visiting and being around her family; especially the little kids and always looked forward to family dinners. She always enjoyed being on the farm, tending to her chickens. She possessed a tremendous sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke and laugh. Helen crocheted and sewed most of her daughters and her own clothing. She enjoyed cooking and tending to her flowers. For many years, Helen cared for her nephew Mike and niece Brenda in her home. Helen was always known for her ‘clean house’ and was one of those ladies who ‘had everything in its place’. She was a member of the Baptist Church and several Neighborhood Clubs.

Left to cherish Helen’s memory are her daughter Barbara Anne Hartman of Clarinda; a nephew, Michael Hughes and his wife and their four sons of Clarinda, Iowa; one great-granddaughter Amanda Christine Owens and husband Todd of College Springs; two great-great-grandsons, Connor Aron and Colton Bradley Owens; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Helen in death are her parents; her husband Ural in 1994; a son Dick Hartman in 1962; three brothers, Carl, Orville (Bud) and Frank; and three sisters, Mildred, Marjorie and Jean.

Helen was a devoted wife, mother and friend.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn Helen’s passing.

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

Harvey, Brannon Wayne - Brannon Wayne Harvey, 24, was born July 25, 1985 in Clarinda, Iowa. He is the son of Mark and Charnette (Wichman) Harvey and resided northwest of Clarinda, Iowa. He passed away August 30, 2009 on the family farm.

Brannon was a graduate of Clarinda High School in the class of 2004. After high school he worked on the east coast for a company in San Antonio building towers. He later returned back to Clarinda to work at Eaton's for a year and a half and J. Bruner's. Brannon has many friends and enjoyed hanging out with them. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and Nebraska Cornhusker football. Brannon also loved hunting, fishing, golfing, softball, football, baseball and being outdoors.

Brannon is survived by his parents Mark and Charnette Harvey; grandparents Wesley and Gail Wichman of Clarinda, grandmother Mary L. Harvey of Council Bluffs; uncles and aunts James L. Harvey and wife Cindy of Sidney, Cindy Kobes and husband Keith of Missouri Valley, Richard Harvey of Council Bluffs, Linda Harvey of Council Bluffs, Sheryl Harvey of Council Bluffs, Michelle Varley and husband Gregg of Liberty, Missouri, and Pam Judkins and husband Jeff of San Antonio, Texas; and many cousins.
Brannon is preceded in death by grandfather Lyonel L. Harvey; uncle Lyonel L. Harvey, Jr.; great-grandparents Walter and Nevada Kirchner and William and Ethel Wichman; and great-uncle Robert Kirchner.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daryl Tompkins and Rev. Jerry Wagoner officiating. Interment was at Summit Cemetery, Yorktown. Memorials are suggested to the family. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements. www.EFC.cc.
Hayden, Helen Maxine Gaddis - Helen "Maxine" Hayden was born on April 9, 1927 in Taylor County. She was the third of five children born to John Harvey Gaddis and Phoebe Fay Gaddis.

Maxine married Curtis Hayden on June 12, 1955. He preceded her in death on September 1, 1995.

Maxine earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Master of Science Degree in Administra- tion at Northwest Missouri State University. Maxine was an educator for fifty-one years. She retired in May of 1995.

She thoroughly loved spending time with her granddaughter Demie. They were truly best friends. Maxine also loved shopping at Ladies Apparel and chatting with the gals. Christmas was a special holiday. Maxine always had just the right gift for each family member.

Maxine's specialty was her homemade noodles. She cooked them for her daughter when she was home from college and they became a favorite of her granddaughter Demie.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Kellie Derry and her husband Rick, and granddaughter, Demie, all of Bedford, Iowa; two brothers, Duane Gaddis and wife Juanita of Fairview, Oregon, Francis Gaddis of White Salmon, Washington; and sister, Betty Fugle and husband Jack of Stuart, Iowa.

Preceding her in death were her parents, sister Alyene, and husband Curtis.

Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Rev. Andy Rubenking officiating. Interment was at Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Family visitation was 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Alegent Health Hospital in Corning, Iowa.
Helsley, Bernice Louise Sunderman - Bernice Louise Helsley, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in Columbia, South Carolina. Born September 20, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Hattie Sunderman of Clarinda, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Llewellyn S. Helsley. Also preceding her in death were her two brothers, Ivan Sunderman and Marvin Sunderman.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda Little and Scott Little; son, Jeff Helsley; granddaughter, Chelsea Helsley, all of Columbia, S. C.; nephews, Jim Sunderman of Clarinda, Iowa and Larry Sunderman of Clearmont, Mo.; nieces, Sherry Sunderman of Kansas City, Mo.; and Terry Rowley of Urbandale, Iowa; nieces, Alice Osborn and Linda Owen of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces, Mary Ann Allard of Gardner, Kans., and Mary Lynn Walker of Kansas City, Mo; and their families.

Family received friends in Columbia on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Funeral services in Columbia were held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, officiated by the Rev. Christopher A. Burger, Pastor, with burial that followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Contacts to the family in South Carolina can be addressed to the Littles, 130 South Waccamaw Avenue, Columbia, S.C. 29205. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (2215 Devine Street) P.O. Box 5692, Columbia, S.C. 29250-5692.
 
Hendren, Arthur E. "Art" - Arthur E. 'Art' Hendren, 90, of Palmyra, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 9, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Art was born September 16, 1919 in Volin, S. D., to Joshua and Nora Hendren.

Art married Marilyn J. Wilson on May 17, 1944 and she preceded him in death July 27, 1999. He later married Kathryn Carson Jacobs on July 12, 2002 in Canton, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, numerous nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Art was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and one sister.

Art's father died in a farming accident in 1923 and the family moved to Clarinda, Iowa, where he graduated from Clarinda High School in 1938. He enjoyed all sports and played football, basketball, and track in high school, plus softball and baseball in the summer. He played on an all-star softball team in Clarinda.

He continued playing sports in college and was named to the all-conference teams in football for three years and basketball one year and was also chosen as Captain on the All-Conference basketball team his junior year. He was unable to play basketball his senior year because of a broken leg suffered during football season. He graduated from Culver-Stockton College in 1942.

He was invited by the Philadelphia Eagles to try out for the team, but because of his leg injury and WWII, he was unable to. He was selected to the Who's Who in College's, was named an outstanding graduate of Culver-Stockton, and selected to the Culver- Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame for football and basketball. He later earned Master's Degrees from the University of Iowa and Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

After graduation from Culver- Stockton College, Art joined the U. S. Air Force and served as a navigator and bombardier in B-47's. He was test director and chief of test operations for Minuteman Missile Research and Development at Vandenberg Air Force Base from 1964 to 1968, and chief of the Minuteman Test Division at Cape Canaveral, Fla., from 1968 to 1971.

He retired from the Air Force in 1974 as a Lt. Colonel. He then was a field engineer for the Martin-Marietta Corp. in California working on the space shuttle program until retiring in 1984.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, Mo., with Rev. Terry M. Buster officiating. Interment with military honors was held in Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra, Mo.
Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Palmyra or Hendren Scholarship Fund at Culver-Stockton College. Casket bearers were Bob Carson, Dennis Carson, Steve Carson, Mike Skeen, Eric Skeen, and Gary Cross.

Honorary Bearers were Bill House, Jim Davis, Jerry Elmore, Dick Chaplin, Bud Bremmer, and Jerry Maas. Online Condolences may be made at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.
Hicks, Mary Maxine Williams Private family services for Mary Hicks, age 81, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa, were held Friday, January 8, 2010 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, 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.

Mary Maxine Williams Hicks was born May 25, 1928, in Nodaway, Iowa, to Carl and Emma (Vogel) Williams. She grew up and attended school in Braddyville, Iowa. Mary graduated from Braddyville High School,was a talented basketball player; and the team received the honor of playing in the State Basketball Tournament. On April 18, 1949, she was united in marriage to Robert Hicks. They were blessed with five children. Their married life was spent in the Air Force. They enjoyed being stationed and traveling to many locations of the world.

Mary was an expert seamstress and enjoyed quilting and sewing. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and cards. Mary especially enjoyed attending sporting events of her children and grandchildren.

Preceding Mary in death were her parents; her loving husband, Robert; her oldest son, David; brothers and sisters, Roquel, Dorothy, Lois, Darlene and Richard.

Left to cherish the memories of Mary are her four children, Ellen Poland (Doug) and Terri, Aaron, Jamie, Merlin Hicks (Susan) and Jeremiah, Jacob, Charles Hicks (Lora) and Kellie, Heather, and Cheryl Fletcher (Paul) and Trevor, Shean, Michaela, Katelyn of Bedford, Iowa; thirteen great grandchildren; sister, Janet Buch of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
Hills, Virginia Lee Varley - Virginia Lee Hills, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2009, surrounded by her family. Virginia was born in Shenandoah, Iowa on July 16, 1917, to Harry and Birdie Varley. She graduated from Clarinda High School in 1934.

Virginia married Kenneth Hills on June 12, 1937; they lived in Logan, College Springs, Clarinda and Adel, Iowa before moving to Des Moines in 1995. Virginia worked for the Iowa Department of Human Services in the Dallas County Office in Adel for several years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, gardening and her dogs Lacy and Patches.

Virginia is survived by her son Steven (Mary Ann) Hills of Des Moines; her grandchildren; Jennifer (Chris) Kaufman and Stefanie (Ryan) Beargeon of West Des Moines and Terry and Mike Hills of Adel; her great-grandchildren; Madison and Mallory Kaufman, Evan and Isabelle Beargeon all of West Des Moines; and her brother Myron (Alice) Varley of Clarinda, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Hills and her son Alan Hills.

A graveside memorial service for Virginia Lee Hills was 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009 in the Clarinda Cemetery with Phil Jorgenson officiating. Memorials are suggested to family's choice. Interment was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda in charge of arrangements.
Hogg, Beatrice Earline "Rose" - Beatrice Earline Hogg, nee Rose, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2009 at the Arbors at Ravenwood Assisted Living Residence in Springfield. Earline as she was known by her family and friends, was born on July 17, 1922 in Sampsel, Mo., near Chillicothe, to Lester and Fay Rose. She was united in marriage to Alexander Hogg of Stroud, Okla., in 1941. She was preceded in death by him, her parents and her companion of 20 years, Victor Ward of Springfield. She lived in San Diego, Calif., Manhattan, Kan., Coin, Iowa, and Lincoln, Neb., before moving to Springfield in 1987.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice Tabet of Paris, France, her two grandchildren, Alexandre Tabet of Denver, Colo., and Michelle Tabet of Sydney, Australia, her sister Pauline Skolaut of Walnut Creek, Calif., as well as Pauline’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Earline was a loving and beloved mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Earline’s family would like to thank the caregivers and nurses at The Arbors at Ravenwood for the devoted care they provided for her during her final years and for the loving support given to her by Victor Ward’s daughter, Karen Thompson, and her family of Ozark.
Visitation were held at Klinger-cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 South Lone Pine, Springfield, Mo., from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. Funeral services follow immediately at 3:00 p.m. with interment at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made in her honor to The Alzheimer’s Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter, Glen Isle Center, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, Mo. 65804.
 

Hoyt, Ronald "Sonny" Veral - Funeral services for Ronald “Sonny” Hoyt, age 68, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Monday, November 30, 2009 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa, will be held Friday, December 4, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend David Pugh officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,Thursday, December 3 at the funeral home. .Burial with military rites by American Legion Sergy Post 98 will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa 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.

Ronald (Sonny) Veral Hoyt was born March 13, 1941, in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Clifford and Ruby (Jones) Hoyt. Sonny spent most of his childhood around Clearmont, Missouri. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. On December 31, 1964, he was united in marriage with Ruth Baker at Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with two sons, Randall Eugene Hoyt and Russell Gene Hoyt.

Ronald drove a truck for thirty years. He was employed by Crouse Cartage Trucking Company, Shenandoah, Iowa. He loved to do wood working and worked on several crafts over the years. He also enjoyed helping farmers harvest in the fall and was one of the things that he missed the most when he became ill. Sonny loved fishing with his family and spending time with his grandkids. Family was very important to Sonny and he will be greatly missed.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale Hoyt and sister, Norma Lou Brayton.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ruth Baker Hoyt of Clarinda, Iowa; sons, Randall Hoyt and wife Lisa of Merrill, Iowa, Russell Hoyt and wife Tonia of Clarinda, Iowa; four granddaughters, Rachel, Nichole and Destiny Hoyt of Clarinda, Iowa and Sheena Frye of Sioux City, Iowa; step granddaughter, Casei Dietrich of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two great grandsons; sisters, Anna Mae Crosby and husband Art of California, Lois Johnson and husband Wayne of Clarinda, Iowa; brothers, Donald Hoyt and wife Pat of Clarinda, Iowa, Charlie Hoyt of Barrington, Illinois, Robert Hoyt of North Carolina and Dennis Hoyt of Lake Zurich, Illinois; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Sonny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather,
great grandfather, friend and will be greatly missed:
his love and inspiration will live on through his family.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.


Huddle, Newlin Dean, age 95, was born August 31, 1913, in Burlington Junction, Missouri, the youngest son of William Leonard and Maude Elzora (Miller) Huddle. He passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Eiler House in Clarinda, Iowa.

Dean grew up in Shambaugh, Iowa with two older brothers, Ural and Leland. Dean's father was killed by his hired hand when Dean was only nine months old.

Dean and Perna eloped to Rock Port, Missouri, and were married by a Justice of the Peace on a very cold evening October 24, 1936. After marrying, they lived in Shambaugh, Iowa with Dean's mother for awhile, eventually moving to Shenandoah. They had started their married life together with $27 between them.

They raised four children Larry, Linda, Steve and Patricia. Together, they enjoyed their eleven grandchildren, and by 2009 had twelve great-grandchildren and three great step-grandchildren.

During the Great Depression Dean was unemployed and spent his days playing croquet and pitching horseshoes ? both of which he had a natural talent. When he moved his family into Clarinda, he joined a bowling league and over the years proudly accepted many trophies for individual and team efforts. One of his favorite memories is the night he bowled a "299" - 10 strikes and a split of which he picked up one more pin.

In his pre-teen years he helped farmers milk their dairy cows to earn extra money for the family. Early into the Great Depression, Dean worked at the Civilian Conservation Corp camp in Clarinda. Dean left there to work in the coal mines. He later took a job with the Barron Oil station providing "full service" to customers, including the Lake brothers who took a liking to him.

The Lake brothers asked Dean to come to work for them at Lake's Nursery in Shenandoah. In 1944 -1950 they moved to Grandpa Holmes' farm south of Shenandoah to farm the land. From 1950 - 1953 they lived on Amelia Miller's farm south of Clarinda, Iowa, moving to Eldon Fidler's place 1953 -1959.

In February of 1959 the family moved into Clarinda and Dean worked as an Appliance Serviceman with Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. He was employed by the company for 19 years and retired in 1979.

Dean enjoyed reflecting on the happy memories of all the holidays, weddings and special events that occurred over the years with Perna and his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Maude Huddle; brothers Ural and wife Kathryn Huddle, and Leland and wife Frances Huddle.

Dean is survived by his wife, Perna Huddle, of Clarinda; his children, Larry and Eileen Huddle of Loveland, Colo.; Linda and Kirk Hascall of Emerson, Iowa; Steve and Peggy Huddle, Clarinda, Iowa; and Pat and Jeff Schneweis of Claflin, Kan.; eleven grandchildren; Kali Hascall of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Craig and Kathy Hascall of Erie, Colo., Chad Hascall of Lafayette, Colo., Clint and Patti Hascall of Essex, Iowa, Helmut and Karla Taschner of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Todd and Stacy Huddle of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tom and Stephanie Vitt of Big Lake, Alaska, Tony and Jodie Huegerich of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Jason and Sally Huddle of Ankeny, Iowa, Bob and Samantha Neill of Buhler, Kan., and Ben South of McPherson, Kan.; fifteen great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Also a brother-in-law Lysle Nelson of Shenandoah, Iowa, and sister in-law Naomi Worl of Hamburg, Iowa.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home of Clarinda was in charge of the arrangements. Funeral services were held at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home on Friday, May 1, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. with interment at the Clarinda cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda, Iowa and to the American Heart Association through the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home.
Hull, Isabella Grace - Isabella Grace Hull was born into Heaven on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 12:43 p.m. She weighed 2 lbs, 5 oz. and was 13.25 inches long. Though she never spent any time with us, she touched many of our lives. Bella is deeply loved by her daddy and mommy, Bobby Hull and Mandy Herzberg, big sister, Tiana, her grandparents, great-grandparents, aunt and uncles and many other relatives. Bella will always remain her parents' precious baby and Tiana's little sister, and they will hold her again in Heaven one day.

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Bobby Hull of Maryville, Missouri and Amanda Herzberg of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Tiana Herzberg; grandparents, Kurt and Sandy Herzberg of Clarinda, Iowa, Bobby Gene Hull of Maryville, Missouri and Hanna Spoonheim of Keizer, Oregon; great-grandparents, Bob T. and Vivien Hull of Elmo, Missouri, Richard and Marilyn Graham of Clarinda, Iowa and Vernon Herzberg of Clarinda, Iowa; aunt, Heidi Spoonheim of San Diego, California; uncles Nick Herzberg of Clarinda, Iowa and Aaron Spoonheim of Keizer, Oregon.

Preceding Isabella in death was her great-grandmother, Louise Herzberg.

Graveside services were held Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Elmwood Cemetery, Coin, Iowa with Phil Jorgensen officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa was entrusted with the arrangements.

No farewell words were spoken. No time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

Hull, Isabella Grace Hull was born into Heaven on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 12:43 p.m. She weighed 2 lbs, 5 oz. and was 13.25 inches long. Though she never spent any time with us, she touched many of our lives. Bella is deeply loved by her daddy and mommy, Bobby Hull and Mandy Herzberg, big sister, Tiana, her grand parents, great-grandparents, aunt and uncles and many other relatives. Bella will always remain her parents’ precious baby and Tiana’s little sister, and they will hold her again in Heaven one day.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
Burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Coin, Iowa.

 


Hummel, Everett Elwyn "Sport" - Everett Elwyn "Sport" Hummel, the son of William Howard and Gladys Glee Hummel was born on August 20, 1917 at Oakland, Iowa, and died April 25, 2009 at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the age of 91 years, 8 months, and 5 days.

Sport attended school at Oakland, graduating from Oakland High School with the class of 1936. After graduation, Sport managed a grocery store in Carson. On July 17, 1940 he was united in marriage to Kathryn C. Kruse at the Lutheran Church in Millard, Neb. Sport served in the U.S. the Army in the European Theater during WWII with the 555th Ordinance Tank Heavy Maintenance Company.

While overseas, Sport was in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. After being honorably discharged in June of 1945, Sport returned to Oakland where he purchased a produce dealership on Main Street. He owned and operated his business for 42 years. He had also worked part time for Schueman Transfer for 20 years.

Sport maintained his home in Oakland until several days ago, when he became a resident of the Oakland Manor Nursing Home.

Sport loved family gatherings. He was a big sports fan and was always watching some kind of game on T.V. Sport always enjoyed having livestock around, and he was well known for his good sense of humor and one-liners.

He is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn on January 26, 1993; his daughter Denise Marie Hummel; his parents; his brothers Harry, Don, Jack, and Norman; and his sisters: Glenda, Veryldene, and Marge.

Sport is survived by his children and their spouses: Terrance J. Hummel and wife Wanda of Oakland, Iowa, Teresa Minard and husband John of Clarinda, Iowa, and Kathy Dalton and husband Charles of Hastings, Iowa; his grandchildren: Wendy Thomas and husband Steve, Lisa Hull and husband Curtis, Chris Johnson and wife Amy, Bradley Hummel and wife Christy, Michael Minard and wife Stacy, Amy Vukonich and husband Bill, and Emily Johnson and her special friend Eric Stuhr; his step grandsons, Larry and Lance Dalton; 16 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; his sister Rilma Hummel of Omaha, Neb.; his brother Kenneth Hummel and wife Peggy of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his uncle Max of Oakland, Iowa; his sisters-in-law Helen Hummel and Ruby Dell Hummel; and his brother-in-law Otto Kruse and wife Sally. Sport is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fellowship of Faith Christian Center in Oakland. Interment was at the Oaklawn Cemetery at Oakland. An open visitation was held at the Fellowship of Faith Christian Center on Tuesday, April 28.
Rieken Vieth Funeral Home in Oakland in charge of arrangements.
Humphreville, Robert Dean Humphreville passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Westridge Quality Care and Rehab at the age of 76. Bob was born in Clarinda, Iowa on March 10, 1932, to Freda Graham Humphreville and Caryl Humphreville. He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1950, and then from Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, MO, with a degree in business. As an auditor with the US Air Force, Bob served in the United States and in Europe from 1956-1960. After service, he returned to Clarinda, where he worked for Thompson’s Wholesale until he retired in 1980. Bob was a member of the Air Force Reserve until 1962, and for years was a proud member of the Color Guard for the American Legion, Post 98. He kept busy for 24 years as Historian for the legion, preserving clippings and photos.

Although he suffered from diabetes late in his life, Bob volunteered with the community center, helping to sort donations. And he was an ace at crossword puzzles!

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Freda Humphreville Oehler; father, Caryl Humphreville; stepfather, Bud Oehler; and sister, Janice Humphreville LaFarge. Survivors include his sister, Ellen Oehler Blackstone (Chris Altwegg) of Seattle; stepbrother, Gary (Konnie) Oehler of Clive, IA; cousin, Roger Graham (Thelma) of Clarinda; nieces, Colleen LaFarge, Kris Oehler Urban, Heidi Oehler Kramer, and Noelle Oehler; a grandniece and several grandnephews.

At Bob’s wishes, his body was donated to Creighton University. The family encourages others to consider organ and tissue donation. Many thanks to Sue Witthoft and the caring and professional staff at Westridge. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com, under Obituaries. Memorials can be directed to the American Legion, Post 98, in Clarinda. A memorial service will be held at the American Legion Hall at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2009. All friends and family are welcome.Burial in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Hunter, Teresa "Evelyn" Mitchell Memorial services for Evelyn Hunter, age 88 of Clarinda, Iowa and Scottsdale, Arizona, who died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Scottsdale Village Square, Scottsdale, Arizona will be held Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Clare Catholic Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend David Muenchrath officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2008 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial of ashes will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Page County 4-H Endowment Fund, 311 East Washington Street, Clarinda, Iowa 51632 or to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7633. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our web page, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.

Teresa “Evelyn” (Mitchell) Hunter, the daughter of Joseph L. Mitchell and Margaret (Sharpe) Mitchell, was born September 3, 1919 at her parents’ home in Axtell, Kansas. Evelyn grew up and attended elementary school in St. Bridget’s Parish in Axtell, Kansas. She graduated as valedictorian of Axtell High School. She taught country school for three years prior to attending Kansas State College at Manhattan, Kansas, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1944. Following graduation, she moved to Spencer, Iowa and worked as the ISU Extension Home Economist for Clay County for five years.

Evelyn and John Hunter were united in marriage on September 20, 1949 at Spencer, Iowa. Following their marriage, they moved to Bedford, Iowa where John served as the ISU Extension Director and Evelyn as the ISU Home Economist for Taylor County. In 1953, John and Evelyn moved to Clarinda and worked in the Page County Extension office where John was again ISU Extension Director and Evelyn was the ISU Home Economist. John and Evelyn were actively involved in 4-H in Taylor and Page Counties. Evelyn went on to judge 4-H projects at numerous county fairs as well as the Iowa State Fair where she judged for over thirty years. Evelyn received her Masters degree from Northwest Missouri State College, Maryville, Missouri in 1971 and was the Guidance Counselor for the New Market schools for five years.

John and Evelyn were blessed with three sons, John, Timothy and Mitchell. They raised their family in Clarinda and began spending their winters in Arizona in the years after their retirement.

Evelyn was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church in Clarinda, the International Club, P.E.O., and the Clarinda Garden Club. She served on the board of the Clarinda Library. She enjoyed skiing and golfing as well as painting with oils and water colors.

Evelyn is survived by her husband John Hunter of Clarinda and Scottsdale; sons, John Hunter and wife Terry of Riverwoods, Illinois and Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Timothy Hunter and wife Maureen of Oak Park, Illinois; grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica, Matthew, Samantha, John Ross, Kelsey, Zachary Hunter; sister, Margaret Welker of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Preceding Evelyn in death were her parents; son, Mitchell Hunter; brothers, Leo Mitchell and Kenneth Mitchell; sister, Josephine Plunkett.


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