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Hamilton, Arthur William - Arthur William Hamilton, son of James Elmer and Ethel Louise (Burrett) Hamilton, was born on December 15, 1927, at Elmo, Missouri. He passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, where he had been a resident.
His early life was spent in the Elmo area, where he grew up. Arthur graduated from Westboro High School with the Class of 1946. On December 26, 1948, Arthur was united in marriage to Donna Jean Armstrong at Tarkio, Missouri. Following their marriage they farmed at Elmo for six years before moving to a farm near Northboro, Iowa, in 1955. Arthur continued farming until 1968. At that time they moved to Maryville, Missouri, where Arthur was manager of the Mutz Oil Company until 1980. He last worked as a salesman for Baum Iron Co. in Omaha, Nebraska, until his retirement. Upon Arthur’s retirement they moved to Mound City, Missouri. Arthur later moved to Shenandoah, Iowa, where he lived out his remaining years.
While living in Northboro, Arthur was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah. When they moved to Maryville, he became a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. Arthur enjoyed farming and raising livestock. He had a special love for raising sheep. He also enjoyed working in his yard and old Farmall Tractors.
Preceding Arthur in death were his parents, Elmer Hamilton, Ethel Louise and stepmother, Delores Edna Hamilton. Survivors include his five children, Donna Hamilton of Omaha, NE, Mary Tuggle and husband Jim of Shenandoah, IA, Mark Hamilton and wife Barb of Winfield, IA, Jim Hamilton of Council Bluffs, IA, and Jay Hamilton and wife Denise of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren, Zachary and Molly Tuggle, Katie and Natalie, Megan, Trevor, Drake and Craig Hamilton; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
“Dad tragically lost his mother at the young age of five. It was something from which he never fully recovered. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993. Dad gave it a good fight. He was persistent and always had a dream. When it came to his children, he was always there for us. May you be in peace Dad, with your mother ever so present. See you later.”
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 27, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the Elmo United Methodist Church in Elmo, Missouri. Words of comfort were given by Pastor Cynthia Dubovich. Musical selelctions were "The Old Rugged Cross", "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace". Caring for flowers were Iva Hamilton, Joan Hamilton and Izetta Castillo. Attending the memory register were Barbara Hamilton and Denise Hamilton. Honorary bearers were Zach Tuggle, Trevor Hamilton, Drake Hamilton, Craig Hamilton, Phil Morris, Glen Morris, Marlin Tiemann and Don Adams. Casket bearers were Mark Hamilton, Jay Hamilton, Jim Hamilton, Harry Hamilton, Joe Hamilton, Sr., Joe Hamilton, Frank Manes and Keith Finley. Interment was in the High Prairie Cemetery at Elmo. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home of Shenandoah was in charge of the arrangements.

Hamm, Clifford Roland - Clifford Roland Hamm was born January 10, 1912 in Shambaugh, Iowa, the son of Lorenzo D. and Lydia Alice (Huddle) Hamm. He passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Elm Heights/Park Crest Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 96 years, 2 months and 16 days.

Cliff attended country school and Clarinda High School. He was known for his records held in the 220 yd and 440 yd events in track. Following high school, he started working in the local Ward Store clerking in the basement and doing janitor work. He was promoted to the appliance department. His record of selling the most refrigerators in one season in the Midwest division still stands. In 1931 he joined a local appliance store as a salesman and held the position until 1942.

Leaving Shenandoah, he joined the Shell Oil Company of Minneapolis, traveling the west 48 counties in Iowa. His capacity was supervisor in the propane gas division. During this time he took courses in business administration and special training in appliance servicing. He was married to Ruth Ingram and had two sons, Jack and Jerry. He was later married to Freda Blakesley and had one son, Ricky. Cliff then married Dorothy Reynolds-Olmsted and has three step daughters, Julie, Kathy and Darlene.

In 1947, Cliff moved to California where he was in the restaurant business, first with his uncle Cecil Huddle and later as owner/operator of Hamm’s Café in Jamestown. In the early 1950’s, Cliff returned to Shenandoah and joined a local appliance store as a silent partner. In1955 he purchased the entire interest of the appliance store from Floyd Ruby. He has been selling appliances in Shenandoah longer that any other appliance salesman. Hamm’s Appliance Store was noted for the service department. His Stetson Hat became the trademark of “Happy Cliff.”

Cliff was a very active member of the Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce; was a former member of the old but not forgotten Elk’s Band; was a member of the Shenandoah Rotary Club with four years perfect attendance and was a Farm Bureau member. He was also a member of the Iowa Appliance Dealers Association and the National Appliance Radio Dealers Association. Cliff was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served on the board of trustees. He had also served as secretary-treasurer and vice-president of the Presbyterian Men’s Council.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Ruth and Freda; two sisters, Alice Gordon and Beulah Gates; a brother, Arlo Hamm, daughter-in-law, Jenene Hamm, son-in-law Tim Byers and a grandson, Robert Neal Davison.

Survivors include his children, Jack Hamm of Collbran, Colorado, Jerry Hamm and his wife Debbie of Collbran, Colorado, Rick Hamm of Nashville, Tennessee, Julie Byers of Des Moines, Iowa, Kathy Olmsted and her fiancé Kenneth Backhas of Omaha, Nebraska, Darlene Adams and her husband Joe of Severville, Tennessee; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Hammons, Josephine Marie Caezza - Josephine Marie Hammons, age 76, the daughter of Angello and Gladys (Matthews) Caezza was born August 28, 1928 in Covert City, California, and passed away April 27, 2005, at the Woodlands Rehabilitation Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Growing up in Vallejo, California, Josephine receiver her education in the Catholic school system. On December 18, 1943, she was united in marriage to Omer Hammons in Vallejo and to this union Bobby, Richard, Kathy, Linda, Joseph, Michael, Frank, Cindy, and Mary, were born.
For several years Josephine worked as a dispatcher for the J & K Taxi Service in Shenandoah. Most of her time was spent maintaining her home and taking car of her family. She took great pride in her family and her cooking. She was known to be a fabulous cook being well known for her spaghetti, chili, homemade cinnamon rolls and spicy hot foods. She had a great skill in canning many kinds of food to provide nutritious and often interesting foods for her family. She was an avid CNN news watcher and loved to watch the Regis and Kelly Show. Josephine also enjoyed her trips to Branson, Missouri.
Preceding Josephine in death were her Parents; husband, Omer in 1985; infant son, Bobby Hammons; and daughter, Kathy Nicholas.
Survivors include her children: Richard Hammons and wife, Debbie, of Pulaski, Tennessee, Linda Hall of Essex, Iowa, Joseph Hammons and wife, Karen, of Shenandoah, Michael Hammons and wife, Patti, of Hamburg, Iowa, Frank Hammons and wife, Kathy, of Shenandoah, Cindy King and husband, Mike, of Oklahoma, and Mary Haner and husband, Kim, of Council Bluffs. Also surviving is a sister, Gladys Gardner of Shenandoah, brother, Tony Caezza and wife, Elizabeth, of Santa Paula, California, 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, plus other relatives and friends.

Sidney Cemetery

Handorf, Eileen Mae McNees - Eileen Mae Handorf was born October 31, 1924, in Vida, Montana, to John Franklin and Ada Mae (Knauts) McNees. She attended McCone County, Montana rural school for six years, one year at Richey, Montana, and graduated 8th grade from Hazel Dell School, Dallas Township, Iowa. She graduated from New Market High School and received her teaching certificate from Northwest Missouri State College. She taught rural schools in Taylor and Page counties for six years.
Eileen was married to Floyd Handorf on December 11, 1943. She was employed as Administrative Assistant to Page County Superintendent of Schools, then as secretary in Clarinda and Shenandoah Loess Hills Area Education Agency offices for twenty-one years. Eileen retired July 31, 1989. She remained active in the community with her volunteer activities including Meals-On-Wheels and monitoring the exhibit buildings at the Page County Fair. She was very fond of the birds she watched and fed and of the Bridge games that she enjoyed. Eileen was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Omaha.
Eileen passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab, Clarinda, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Floyd, and brother, John Dean McNees.
Eileen is survived by her son, Don Handorf of Ames, IA; grandson, Andrew Handorf of Madison, WI; sisters-in-law Erma Wood and Vaneta McNees, both of New Market, IA; several nieces, nephews and many close friends.
Services were held Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa with Rev. Dan Wiebeseik officiating. Memorials are suggested to Veterans Memorial at Memory Cemetery or the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum in Clarinda. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Hanzlick, Isabella Marian Harris - Isabella Marian Hanzlick, daughter of James A. and Minnie B. (Bornhorst) Harris, was born on June 20, 1918, one of four children. She passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at her home in Shenandoah at 708 W. Thomas Ave., where she had been a resident since November of 1998.

She received her education in the Marshall County, Kansas Schools. On April 6, 1937, Isabella was united in marriage to George Hanzlick in St. Gregory’s Church at Marysville, Kansas. They were blessed with three children, Shirley, James and Denise. In 1941, they moved to Iowa. George was a businessman in the area for over 54 years. Isabella was an employee of Earl May Seed & Nursery for over 34 years. She started as a clerk in the retail store and later in the mail order department. For many years she was a tour guide for both locations of the trial grounds.
Following her retirement she volunteered much of her time to the Garden View and Elm Heights Care Centers in Shenandoah as well as many other places. She loved to look after and take care of people. Isabella, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah, was very devoted to her faith. She attended mass daily, sang in the church choir and was a member of St. Mary’s Altar Guild. In addition, she serve as a eucharistic minister. Nurturing family and friends, music, playing the piano, singing, cooking, baking and gardening were some of the activities she enjoyed the most. A stickler for attention to the details, Isabella will be remembered as a meticulous person. She was also a member of the Tomorrow Club of Essex for over 50 years.

Preceding Isabella in death were her parents; husband George; their son, Jim; their daughter Shirley Archer; and their grandson, Justin Hanzlick; her brother, Bill Harris and her sister, Lucille Schmitz. Survivors include her daughter, Denise Morrison and her husband Stephen of Omaha, NE, and son-in-law, Col. James B. Archer Ret. of Plano, TX; grandchildren, James Archer and wife Gail of Golden, CO, Dr. Joseph Archer and wife Janine of Denham Springs, LA, Steven Archer and wife Audra of Dallas, TX, Heather Hanzlick-Jaacks and husband Rick of Stewartsville, MN, Keri Hanzlick-Champine and husband Justin of Milford, IA, and Julie, Robert and Stephanie Morrison of Omaha,NE; great grandchildren, Blaine and Samantha Archer of Golden, CO, Alexis and Ainsley Archer of Denham Springs, LA, and Rylan Archer of Dallas, TX; brother, Art Harris of Topeka, KS; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah. Celebrants were Rev. Vern Smith, Rev. Donald Bruck and Rev. Anthony Adibe. Altar servers were Lance Mattice and Austin Feller. Lector was Blaine Maher. Readings were by James B. Archer, II and Bob Morrison. Special music was by the St. Mary's Choir and the duet of Sue and Tommy Hanna. Organist was Mary Beth Gowing. Attending the memory register was Mary Hodapp, Laline Maher, Mary Lightfoot and Elaine Dinville. Ushers were Bob Larson and Bob Stanbrough. Gift bearers were Keri Hanzlick-Champine, Heather Hanzlick-Jaacks, Julie Morrison, Stephanie Morrison and Samantha Archer. Honorary casket bearers were the member of St. Mary's Choir, St. Mary's Renew Group, Marvin and Darlen Feller, Jerry and Mary Jo Josephson, Buddy Jorgensen, Joseph R. Archer, Tom and Sue Hanna and Mike and Shari Teachout. Casket bearers were James B. Archer II, Steven T. Archer, James B. Archer, III, Robert S. Morrison, Richard L. Hanzlick-Jaacks, Justin L. Champine and Kyle S. Kyllo. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. A memorial is being established in Isabella's name. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Harbin, Eric Allen - Eric Allen Harbin, 36 of Clarinda, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at his residence. Wake was held, 7:00 p.m. May 1, 2008 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home Services of Clarinda, Iowa, with Inurnment at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa.

Harbour, Shirley Clara Barragar - Shirley Clara (Barragar) Harbour, Omaha, was born March 1, 1930 in Clarinda, Iowa, and died November 30, 2008 in Omaha. She was preceded in death by her father, William Barragar; mother, Hazel Barragar; sisters, Billy Rice and Betty Erickson; and husband Robert Harbour. She is survived by sisters, Norma Lawson of Clarinda, Iowa, and Arlene “Pinky” Altstadt of San Bernardino, Calif.; one son and daughter-in-law, William Harbour and Lily Goetz of Rice, Va.; daughters, Linda Phillips and Cynthia Flock of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren: Jason and Autumn Harbour, Matthew and Kristin Harbour, Stephanie Harbour, Olivia Exum, Scott Phillips, Zachary Phillips and Felicia Schoville, Rachel Phillips, Christian Phillips, Eric Flock, Steven Flock, Andrew Flock; great-grandchildren: Connor Phillips, Mary-Jane Phillips, Liam Harbour, Brennan Harbour; devoted nieces and nephews: Pam and Steve Brooks, Debbie and Bruce Brown, Vicki and Ron Randolph; and a large family of nieces, nephews and loved ones.
Memorial service were held Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in Clarinda, Iowa at the First Christian Church located at 301 North 16th St. Private Interment in Greenfield, Iowa. Memorials will be directed by the family
Hardin, Jessica Marie - Jessica Marie Hardin, daughter of Rebecca Diane (Poe) and Joseph Keith Hardin was born on February 12, 1990 in Adams County Hospital in Corning, Iowa. Jessica entered into eternal peace on October 12, 2008 at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the young age of 18 years.
Jessica and her family moved to California when she was a baby. After her mother's passing when she was 2 years old, she went to live with her maternal grandparents. In her younger years she enjoyed riding horses, taking boat rides, and swimming. When she was 13 Jessica and her sister Ashley moved to Alabama, so they could be near their father. She had recently been reunited with her loving family in Shenandoah.
Those left to cherish her memory include her father Keith Hardin, sister Ashley Hardin, grandparents Roberta and Gary Taylor and Linda Snider, great-grandmother Betty Taylor, uncles Kevin Poe, Brian Poe, Gary Taylor and Michael Taylor; numerous great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother Rebecca Hardin in 1992, an aunt Julie Jones, cousin Daniel Jones, grandfather Earvin Poe, great-grandparents Earnest and Eva Runyon and Eldon Taylor and cousin Dennis Rogers.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday; October 16, 2008 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Langley officiating. Special music for the service include "Angel's In Waiting" and "Jesus Take The Wheel". Additional funeral services will be held in Albertville, Alabama early next week with burial following in the Friendship Cemetery in Arb, Alabama.

Hardisty, Doyle Edwin - Doyle Edwin Hardisty was born December 4, 1938 in Corning, Iowa, the son of Burton and Meda (Armstrong) Hardisty. He passed away suddenly on Thursday evening, October 29, 2009 at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 25 days.

Doyle grew up and attended school in the Villisca area. On May 11, 1957, he was united in marriage to Caroleta Kay Howrey. This union was blessed with four children, Michael, Douglas, Brenda and Nicki.

Doyle worked as a plumber and electrician for many years. He worked in the maintenance department at the Shenandoah Hospital for several years. He also operated H&H Home Repair in Shenandoah. Doyle was a former member of the Audubon Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Eagle’s Lodge. He enjoyed fixing things and stock car racing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Survivors include his children, Michael Hardisty and his wife Delores of Shenandoah, Iowa, Douglas Hardisty of Clarinda, Iowa, Brenda Hardisty of Amherst, Nebraska, Nicki Griffin and her husband Scott of Shenandoah, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Catherine Miller of Corning, Iowa; a niece, Norma Kingsley; a nephew, Garland Miller; special friend, Lois Kiper of Shenandoah, Iowa, along with many other relatives and friends.


Hardy, Karen D. Lynam - Karen D. Hardy ,57, of Des Moines went home on Wednesday August 19, 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Graveside memorial services were held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in the Nodaway Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. with an additional service being held in Des Moines at Grandview Church of Christ at 6.00 p.m.
Karen was born on December 30, 1951, in Villisca, Iowa to Kenneth and Lois Lynam and married Merle Hardy on September 17, 1971. She was a loving mom and “maam” and was a dedicated Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program employee for the last 12 years.
She is survived by her children and granddaughters: Son, Patrick and Jill Hardy, Alyssa and Kaitlyn; Daughter, Cassie and Mike Johnson, Claire and Cora; Son, Kenneth and Breana Hardy, Keavy and Keagan; Daughter, Melissa and Brian Hiskey, Elyse and Aubrey and Son, Micah Hardy. She is also survived by her mother, Lois Lynam, and sisters Marilyn and Matthew Pacheco, Patricia Wyrick, Carolyn and Wayne Faust and Marianna and Bill Harris; and numerous other family members.
She is preceded in death by her father and 2 brother-in-laws.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorial contributions be directed to the Susan G. Kolman Foundation.
Hargan, Helen - Helen passed away on Tuesday morning, November 3, 2009 at the Compassionate Memory House in Omaha, Nebraska.

Harms, Isabelle I. - Isabelle I. Harms, 86, of Sidney, Iowa, and formerly of Farragut, Iowa, passed away Tuesday evening, December 9, 2003, at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney.
Rose Hill Cem, Shenandoah, Iowa

 

Harris, Emma Salena Holt - Emma Salena “Mother” (Holt) Harris was born on June 18, 1922 in Jasper, Arkansas, the daughter of William Leonard and Arzella (Morgan) Holt. Emma entered into peace on Monday afternoon, March 23, 2009 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa.

Emma was born and raised in Jasper where she attended school and graduated from high school. Following her marriage to Claude Harris, Sr. in 1941 the couple moved to Hamburg, Iowa. They were later divorced. Emma later moved to Nebraska City, Nebraska and following her retirement moved to Essex, Iowa.

She worked for several local businesses in Nebraska City; including serving as hostess at Steinhart Lodge and working as a seamstress for Pendleton and Jade until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, watching the birds, tending to her flowers, and being outdoors. Emma was also quite the baker. She enjoyed making her famous cinnamon rolls and preparing big family dinners. She was also a member of the Essex Presbyterian Church and the Church of the Nazarene in Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Joyce Robinson; brothers, Allen, Walter (Ish Moe), Franklin and Robert; sisters, Maudie Alice, Nola, Alice and Betty Lou; and half sisters, Helen and Marie.

Those left to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy include her four children, Joyce Robinson (deceased), Patsy Thomas of Essex, Sharon Eden and husband Ralph of Green Forest, Arkansas and Claude Harris, Jr. and wife Susie of Essex; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Harris, Leona Maxine Foster - Leona Maxine Harris, the daughter of John Wesley and Anna Aryl (Miller) Foster was born March 17, 1919 in rural Fremont County, Iowa and passed away November 29, 2003 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Growing up in the Shenandoah area, Leona received her education from the Shenandoah school sytem, and graduated in 1937. That same year, Leona was united in marriage to Eugene Elbert Smith, and in this union had four daughters: Sandra Elaine, Betty Jean, Mary Ann and Barbara Lynn and one “adopted” son, Bill Selby. They lived in Shenandoah where they raised their children until Gene’s passing. Leona was a “stay at home mom” providing a loving and caring home atmosphere for her family. Her family were the most important people in her life. In 1976, Leona married Spencer Harris. They enjoyed traveling, camping and spending winters in south Texas. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Shenandoah since 1931, a past member of the Nishna Valley Saddle Club, the HD Women’s Club and the Ramblin’ Rose Camping Club.
Preceding Leona in death were her parents; husband, Eugene Smith; sister, Opal Foster; brother, Boyd Foster, and son-in-law, James Stanley.
Leona loved her family, friends and her church very much. She is survived by her husband, Spencer Harris of Shenandoah, daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Lee Riley of Shenandoah, Betty Stanley of Glenwood, Iowa, Mary Ann and Nick Paulson and Barbara and Steve Padilla of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Also surviving are stepchildren, Raymond Harris and wife, Nancy of Shenandoah, Patricia Honeyman and Donna Harris both of Omaha, Nebraska, sisters Mae Mobley of Shenandoah and Naomi Bloom and husband, Bill of Wheatland, Missouri, a very close friend, Arlyne Collins of Shenandoah, plus 19 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.
Leona was an inspiration to all who knew her; she was an extraordinary lady. We will miss her smile, wisdom, guidance, faith, sense of humor and her unconditional love; and of course, her chicken and noodles!
A celebration of Leona’s life was held 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at the Selby Funeral Chapel with Reverend Karen Bash officiating. Attending the memory register was Arlyne Collins and caring for flowers were David and Jennifer Harris and Brenda Selby. Organist was Becky Hoenshel and soloist was Susie Schaaf. Musical selections were “It Is No Secret”, “Eagle When She Flys”, “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Keep Me In Your Heart”, by Warrem Zevon. Ushers were Bob Christensen, Chad Graeve and Justin Huisman. Casket bearers were Bruce Bain, Todd Bain, Troy Honeyman, David Paulson, Travis Paulson and Trent Paulson. Honorary bearers were Kelly Blankenship, Lisa Christensen, Amy Graeve, Kara Huisman, Kim Jones, J.J. Padilla, Alison Paulson and Kris Smith. Final resting place was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.
Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church in Shenandoah.
Harris, Spencer James - Spencer James Harris, son of John William and Blanch Carrie (Rinehart) Harris, was born on November 8, 1919, in rural Fremont County, Iowa, near Sidney. He passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 89.
Growing up in rural Shenandoah, Spencer attended the Shenandoah Community Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1937. Spencer was a farmer his entire life. He had a passion for both livestock (milking cows) and row crop.
On June 17, 1939, in rural Imogene, Iowa, Spencer was united in marriage to Gladys L. Nicholas. To this union three children were born, Raymond, Patricia and Donna. Gladys passed away in March of 1973. Spencer was later united in marriage to Leona Smith on May 28, 1976, at the First Christian Church in Shenandoah.
Spencer was a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau and attended the First Christian Church in Shenandoah. He enjoyed everything associated with farming and watching his grandsons, Trent and Travis wrestle. Plus, he loved being with all his grandchildren and watching them grow. Other highlights were camping with Leona, traveling to Texas for the winter, and traveling with their camper club.
Preceding Spencer in death were his parents; first wife Gladys (Nicholas) Harris; second wife, Leona (Smith) Harris in November of 2003; two brothers, Kenneth and Merle Harris; and three sisters, Mildred Staten, Gladys Billick and Opal Walton.
Survivors include his three children, Raymond Harris and his wife Nancy of Shenandoah, Patricia Honeyman and Donna Harris, both of Omaha, NE; four step-children, Sandra Riley and her husband Lee of Shenandoah, Betty Stanley of Glenwood, IA, Mary Ann Paulson and her husband Nick, and Barbara Padilla and her husband Steve, all of Council Bluffs, IA; 19 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services were held at 10:30 on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Clark Finehout officiating. Verilee Nicholas attended the memorial register. Special music for the service included "One Day At A Time" and "The Lord's Prayer". Serving as casket bearers were Raymond Harris, Jr., Ronald Harris, David Harris, Stephen Harris, Mark Honeyman and Troy Honeyman. Honorary casket bearers included Bruce Bain, Todd Bain, David Paulson, Travis Paulson, Trent Paulson, Nick Paulson, Steve Padilla and Lee Riley. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The ladies of the First Christian Church served lunch following the burial.
Hart, Edythe - Edyth I. Hart, 92, of Northboro, Iowa, died May 4th at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Beatrice Kinzier will officiate.

Memorials may be directed to the Northboro United Methodist Church. Union Grove Cemetery

 


Hartman, Russell - Russell Hartman, 81 of Buckley, Iowa, died from complications of a stroke on January 24, 2009, in Tacoma, Wash.
Russell was born in Clarinda, Iowa, on December 30, 1927 to Fred and Blanche (Weaver) Hartman. He spent his youth in Clarinda and later in life moved to Washington State.
He leaves to mourn his children, Veronica Kay Michael of Puyallup, Wash., Ray Hartman of Buckley, Wash., Clayton Hartman of Tacoman, Wash., and Kathy Green of Pleasant View, Tenn., his sister Norma Jean Long of Ankeny, Iowa, six great-grandchildren and six grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Elaine, parents Fred and Blanche Hartman, six brothers and three sisters.
His ashes were interned at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash

 

 

Hawes, Janice Irma Gunderson - Janice Irma Hawes, the daughter of Leif and Agnes (Nordeen) Gunderson, was born September 26, 1924, at Missouri Valley, Iowa, and passed away November 20, 2002, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in Missouri Valley, Janice attended school and graduated from the Missouri Valley High School in 1942. After graduating from high school, Janice worked at the Union Pacific Railroad Company in Omaha. Nebraska. She then married Harold Hawes on June 26, 1944, at Piggott, Arkansas, and to this union, Susan and Jon were born. Following their marriage they moved to Shenandoah where they made their home. During Janice’s working career she was employed for many years at Ladies Apparel in Shenandoah. In later years she worked part time at Lawson’s Jewelry. Janice was a member of the First Christian Church.
Preceding Janice in death were her parents, Leif and Agnes Gunderson.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Hawes of Shenandoah; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Dally of Modesto, California; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Beth Hawes of Shenandoah; granddaughters, Kelly Murphy and husband, Tim, of Columbia Tennessee, and Jackie Freeman and husband, Casey, of Modesto, California; plus three great granddaughters, Ali, Jill and Amanda.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Hawk, Elmer Henry - Elmer Henry Hawk, the son of Ruben H. Hawk and Bessie Rosanna Johnson Hawk was born at Nishna Botna, Missouri on December 11, 1934and passed away at his home in Essex, Iowa on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the age of 71.
Elmer was raised in the Nishnabotna and Rock Port, Missouri area, He attended school in Rock Port, Missouri. He entered the U.S. Army in 1953 serving in the Korean War. On June 29, 1979 he was united in marriage to Beatrice Olivia Mutchler at Rock Port, Missouri. After their marriage they resided in Shenandoah, Iowa. Elmer was a truck driver and worked construction, and retired from Henry Fields Nursery Company in 1989.
Elmer enjoyed fishing, hunting, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and family outings.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister, a brother, a stepson, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, many aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his two brothers, Roy Hawk and wife Joyce of Farragut, IA., Lawrence Hawk and wife Judy of Thurman, IA.; two sisters, Rosie Clark and husband Frank, of Hamburg, IA., Norma Hullett and husband Gary of Rock Port, Missouri; four step children, Russell Strange and wife Ruby of Shenandoah, IA., Regenea Esquivel of Shenandoah, IA., Connie McClarnon and husband Jimmie of Bedford, IA., Karen Smith and husband Rick of Gravity, IA.; sixteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Elmer passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his home in Essex. Graveside funeral services were held on Friday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dallas Center Cemetery, north of New Market, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Paul Brigham. Military rites were accorded by the Clarinda, Iowa, Sergy Post #98. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. A memorial is being established.


Hawk, Roy Raymond - Roy Raymond Hawk was born on June 22, 1933 in Nishnabotna, Missouri; the son of Reuben and Bessie (Johnson) Hawk. Roy entered into eternal peace on Monday, December 1, 2008 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Roy was born and raised in the Rock Port, Missouri area. He attended school in Nisa, Missouri and later attended in Corning Missouri. Following the 8th grade Roy began working for Kenny Lane as a farm hand. He continued this line of work until he retired and moved to Shenandoah. While living in Shenandoah Roy did some handyman work for Jim Nye and also did some maintenance work at the Shenandoah Golf Course.

On June 18, 1988 he was united in marriage to Patricia Roberts. The couple built 7 years of memories together before Patti passed away on October 15, 1995. Roy was blessed with a second marriage to Joyce Cross on April 13, 1996. The couple shared 12 beautiful years together. Through his two marriages Roy gained 7 special step-children. This extended family also blessed his life with numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

Roy loved to cook! He could often be caught frying fish or chicken or making sweet potato pie. He also had a love for fishing, attending church and listening to bluegrass and gospel music.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Patti, sibling; Mildred Margaret “Dolly” Jackson, Elmer Hawk and Harold Hawk, and half brother Richard Hawk.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Joyce of Farragut, sister; Rosalie Clark and husband Frank of Hamburg and Norma Hulett and husband Gary of Rock Port, brother Lawrence Hawk and wife Judy of Thurman, step-children; J.D. Roberts, Tony Roberts, Michael Roberts, David Roberts, Donna Roberts, Gayle Bradley and Allen Mattice; many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Graveside Services were held on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa with words of comfort offered by Rev. Val Black. Serving as casket bearers were Jim Eagan, Tony Roberts, David Roberts, Mike Roberts, Mike Clark and Frank Clark, Jr. A luncheon followed at the Christian Fellowship Church in Shenandoah.


 



Hayes, Eleanor - Eleanor passed away at the Nebraska Medical Center on Monday evening, June 22, 2009.

Burial will follow the services in the Rose Hill Cemetery

 

Hays, George Graydon - George Graydon Hays was born on April 2, 1922 at the family home in Hamburg, Iowa, the son of Oscar Leroy and Minnie Marie (Mattes) Hays. Graydon entered into eternal peace on December 30, 2009 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Graydon’s early years were spent in Hamburg, until 1931. The family then moved to the Locust Grove Township where he resided until moving to Garden View in July of 2008. Graydon graduated from the Farragut Community Schools with the Class of 1939. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Air Forces, where he served his country with pride, until his Honorable Discharge in 1945.
On October 6, 1963, Graydon was united in marriage to his beloved Virginia Lee Christensen at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple made their home on the family farm in the Locust Grove Township. Graydon worked the land with determination until retiring at the age of 70.
Some of his hobbies included gardening, making apple cider, reading, writing, playing cribbage, visiting with friends, and enjoying special moments with this grandchildren. Graydon was also a loyal member of the Locust Grove United Methodist Church.
He was welcomed into heaven on that early Tuesday morning by his faithful companion Virginia, his parents Oscar and Minnie, a brother Willard Hays, and a sister Nina Osborne.
Those left to honor his memory include his children Beth Towne and husband Bill and Doug Hays and wife Barb both of Farragut, IA and John Hays and wife Ramona of Council Bluffs, IA; sister-in-law Alice Knott of Council Bluffs, IA; grandchildren Nathan, Natalie, Audrey, Courtney, Erin, and Brooke; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


Hayzlett, Mary Katherine Null Hale - Mary Katherine Hayzlett, 90, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Keystone Cedars, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Shenandoah, Iowa, by Rev. Gary Fuller. The family will greet friends from 5 – 8 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010, at Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Private family graveside at Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.
Survivors include her daughters, Kay (Robert) Nelson and Mary Beth (Craig) Applefield; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrew (Heather), and Nick (Aubrey); 4 great-grandchildren, Zackary, Joshua, Alexis, and Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Alice Null; her 1st husband, Willard Hale; her 2nd husband, Kenneth Hayzlett; and 1 brother, Hubert Null.
Katherine was born April 29, 1919, the daughter of Howard and Irene (Burks) Null, in Pickering, Missouri. She married Willard Hale in 1940. In 1949, she married Kenneth Hayzlett. Katherine received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. She was a valued member of the teaching staff at the Shenandoah Community Schools for 23 years. Katherine was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah, and most recently, the First Baptist Church/Church of the Bretheren in Cedar Rapids. She was a volunteer at the Shenandoah Hospital, and Hospice of Mercy in Cedar Rapids. Katherine was a member of the Book Club at Keystone Cedars and enjoyed reading, quilting, cross stitch and traveling.
Memorials may be directed to: ISEA Scholarship Fund, Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha, First Baptist Church, Shenandoah, Iowa, or the First Baptist Church/Church of the Bretheren, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Head, Martin M. - Through his entire life, Martin M. Head has dedicated most of his time and resources to a variety of activities and causes in the Imogene, Essex and Shenandoah areas that continue to be important today.
Born on July 19, 1905, to John J. and Catherine (O'Brien) Head, of Imogene, Martin went to Sunny Slope Country School, completed high school in Shenandoah, and studied at Iowa State College and was attending Creighton University when his father's illness called him home to operate the family's farm.
With the purchase of farmland northwest of Essex in 1928, Martin began farming on his own, building a home and farmstead from a cornfield. In 1931, he married Vivian Stooker of Nebraska City, and together worked to build a life with family that would take them through depressions, wars and enormous social and technological change.
Martin was on the leading edge when it came to accepting change in agriculture. Though he loved working with mules and horses, he understood the benefits of mechanization and adopting new practices.
One of the greatest causes was soil conservation. At a time when a farmer was judged by how straight his rows were, up and down a hill, Martin was among the first to begin "contour farming," a radical practice at that time, in an effort to slow and prevent the erosion of the fragile layer of topsoil on his farm. Neighbors and friends thought he had gone "nuts." But soon, along with adopting and demonstrating the practice on his own farm, he worked to promote the benefits of soil conservation to other farmers through his entire farming career.
His farm today, with its miles of terraces, tiles, plus conservation dams and waterways, is testimony to his commitment to soil conservation. For his work and dedication, he was recognized as the state's sixth winner of the Tom Powell Conservation Award.
A few of Martin's many other community activities include the following: Organization of area 4-H chapters and leader of Pierce Township; Director of the Essex Telephone Exchange; County Director of Goff Country School; Ration Board of WWII; Chairman Elect of Pierce Creek Watershed District; Chairman of the Shenandoah Farmer's Co-op Board of Directors; FarmMaster Gate Company Board of Directors; Shenandoah Adult Education School Council; fifty year shipper to Omaha Stockyards; member of the Elk's Club and Knights of Columbus; and active member of Farm Bureau. In 2003, he was recognized by the Governor's office for his many contributions to community service.
Precedin Martin in death were his parents, wife Vivian, a grandson Ed Rose; two sisters, Mary Durbin and Barbara Tutor; two brothers, Frank Head and John V. Head. Survivors include his children, Martie Marie Rose and husband Alan of Peabody, MA, Robert J. Head and wife Willow of Omaha, NE, Vivian Ann Wanetka and husband Maynard of Omaha, NE, John Martin of Essex, IA, James G. Head and wife Mary of Des Moines, IA; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren along with other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2006, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene. Celebrants were Rev. Kenneth Gross and Rev. James Kleffman. Lectors were Margaret Head and Kelly Head. Altar servers were Mary Harbor and Mariah Johnson. Vocalists were Ann Smith and Mike Crane. Presentation of roses was done by Martin's great grandchildren. Gift bearers were the great grandchildren. Attending the memory register were Colleen Biegger and Annette Wanek. Ministers of the Eucharist were Mary Head, Genene Fienup and Vaughn Livingston. Bell toller were Marty Laughlin and Bub Laughlin. Ushers were James Doyle and Jim Head. Casket bearers were Jay Early, Kathryn Head, Willow Head, Jim Wanek, Michael Wanetka and Scott Wanetka. Interment was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Imogene. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah was in charge of the arrangements.
Heard, Nancy Gail Flynn - Nancy Gail (Flynn) Heard was born on July 16, 1947 in Shenandoah, Iowa; the daughter of Willard and Thelma (Crist) Flynn. Nancy entered into heaven on March 9, 2009 at the age of 61 years, 7 months, and 23 days.

Nancy attended Shenandoah Community Schools and graduated with the Class of 1965. After graduation she attended and graduated from Stewart Beauty School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. On September 10, 1971 she was united in marriage to Larry Heard at the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah. To this union was born a daughter Stacy and a son Jason.

For nearly 40 years Nancy has been a beautician in Shenandoah. Throughout her life she was much more of a giver than a taker. She was extremely devoted to her family and friends. In her community she helped with the First Baptist Church May Breakfast and was also a volunteer at the Shenandoah Food Pantry. She was always there when anybody was in need.

Nancy is fondly remembered in this community as the “Halloween Witch” of 1000 Sunset Blvd. She brought joy to trick-or-treaters for the past 10 years, after taking over her mother’s Halloween tradition of 40 years. However, her most cherished role was that of being “Nana” to her three beautiful grandchildren.

Preceding Nancy in death were her parents Willard and Thelma Flynn.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Larry of Shenandoah, daughter Stacy Kuker and husband Troy of Bellevue and son Jason Heard of Shenandoah; 3 grandchildren; Logan Flynn, Brady Matthew and Kennedy Lane Kuker; 2 double cousins Donna and Barbara; several aunts, uncles, other relatives, and many, many friends.

Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah with Rev. Gary Fuller officiating. Pat Perkins attended to the memorial register while Connie Berrier and Sharon Stribling cared for the flowers. Jeff Slater and Daniel Cooper served as ushers. Special music for the service included "To Where You Are", "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "I'll Fly Away". Casket Bearers were Billy Worl, John Morey, Dave Morey, Tom Berrier, Richard Perkins, Mike Flynn and Nick Rengstorf. Honorary Casket Bearers included Junior Taylor and Rick Meisinger. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. A luncheon, served by the Memorial Baptist Women followed the graveside services.

Heard, Samuel McKinley - Samuel McKinley Heard, age 58, the son of Coy L. and Eva L. (Brown) Heard was born August 24, 1948 in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away October 21, 2006, at his home in Shenandoah.
Growing up in Shenandoah Sam was raised by his grandparents, Lilly and Bill Brown. While in school he enjoyed playing high school football and basketball and was known to be a great athlete. He graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1968. In 1969 Sam enlisted into the United States Army being attached to the Red Bull Division. He eventually made it his career. He served his country in Vietnam, Germany and later was in charge of the National Guard Armory in Shenandoah. He served with distinction and honor receiving many medals and certificates of accomplishments.
On November 24, 1973, Sam was united in marriage to Jeane Haner. They were married for ten years. For a short time, while not in the Army, Sam worked for Behlen Manufacturing and Farmers Coop. He was a good dancer and enjoyed sports being an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. At one time he played softball in the Shenandoah men’s league. Sam often listened to music of the 60s and 70s. Each spring he could be seen planting his garden. Almost everyday he would feed the area birds, cats and other wildlife. He was a kind man and often helped others in need, especially veterans.
Sam was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Disabled American Veterans, past member of American Veterans (AMVETS), Eagles Club #3849, 3rd Squadron 5th US Cavalry Association of Vietnam Vets and American Legion Post #88.
Preceding Sam in death were his parents; brother Coy Heard, Jr.; sister, Cindy Heard; and stepfather, Red Miller.
Survivors include his brother, Marty Miller and wife, Janet, of Shenandoah; sisters; Shari Hardisty of Shenandoah and Linda Stucky and husband, Brian, of Tea South, Dakota; aunts, Velesta Reavis and husband, Maurice, Deanie Whitehill, and Betty Hoxie and husband, Maurice, all from Shenandoah. Also surviving is a step mother, Margaret Heard from Yankton, South Dakota; plus other relatives and friends.
Following services a reception will follow at the Eagles Club in Shenandoah.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Heatherington, Nellie A. - Nellie A. Heatherington, age 79, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah.

A celebration of NellieÂ’s life will be 10:30 A.M. Monday at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Sunday at the Chapel. Interment will be in the Essex Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Mike Erickson of Essex and son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy and Betty Heatherington of Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the Essex Fire and Rescue. Essex Cemetery, Essex, Iowa.

 

 


Helms, Merlin Clyde - Merlin Clyde Helms, son of Howard and Audrey (McMann) Helms, was born on February 14, 1936, at Auburn, Nebraska. He passed away at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa, on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, following a bout with cancer.
Merlin was raised in Auburn and attended the Auburn Community Schools, graduating from Auburn High School with the Class of 1954. Shortly after high school he enlisted in the U. S. Army serving for two years before being honorably discharged in June of 1957.
On April 25, 1958, Merlin was united in marriage to Barbara Blevins in Maryville, Missouri. Following their marriage they made their home in Auburn. They later lived in Nebraska City, Nebraska and moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1980. Merlin worked for the International Union of Operating Engineers before taking a job as a heavy equipment operator at the Knights of AK-SAR-BEN Race Track in Omaha. He cared for and maintained the race track surface. Merlin retired from AK-SAR-BEN in 1997. He and Barbara moved to Shenandoah in 2004. He was a member of the Operating Engineers and former member of the Nemaha County Saddle Club and Eagles Club. Merlin loved woodworking and creating things with his hands. He also enjoyed NASCAR Racing, visiting the Ozarks and spending time outdoors.
Preceding Merlin in death were his parents; son, Rodney Helms; daughter-in-law, Kathy Helms; and brother, Don Helms. Survivors include his wife Barbara of the home; two sons, Larry Helms of Shenandoah, IA and Karla Helms of Walnut, IA ; Chris Helms and his wife Janey of Omaha, NE; seven grandchildren, Christopher and wife Julie, Cory, Kelsey, Karley, Kalyn, Jessica, Erica; three brothers, Terry Helms and wife Gloria of Lorton, NE, Ross Helms of Auburn, NE and Rick Helms and his wife Laddie of Auburn, NE; the Blevins family, brothers, and sisters who were always there. Fred Ringer brother-in-law and best buddy; other relatives and many friends.
A memorial gathering celebrating the life of Merlin was held on Monday, February 27, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

 

Hemmen, Frieda Marie Wilken - Frieda Marie Hemmen, 90,of Clarinda, passed away on April 27, 2008. She was born December 9, 1917 in Hildreth, Nebraska, to Diedrich and Gretje Hermine Maria (Adam) Wilken. She was married to Gerhard(George) Hemmen May 18, 1940. They farmed until moving to Yorktown, Iowa, in 1947, where George started a carpentry business. She moved to Clarinda after the death of her husband, George, in 1972. She worked at Lisle Company for many years until retiring. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family, working in her flower garden, and feeding birds. She is survived by her daughters, Sonja Daniel of Kansas City, Missouri, and Linda Fisher of Des Moines Iowa; her sons, Gary(and wife Lillian) of Bondurant, Iowa, and Gerhard(and wife Rosella) of Loveland, Colorado; her sisters, Lucella Martin of Rockford, Illinios, and Lillian Cronin of Grand Island, Nebraska: her brother Richard Wilken of Springfield, Missouri:and nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Frieda Hemmen, 90 of Clarinda, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008 at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Summit Cemetery. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Henderson, Charlotte Cornelia Eikenberry - Charlotte Cornelia (Eikenberry) Henderson was born November 24, 1909 in Cerro Gordo, Illinois, the daughter of Leroya Albertus and Susana Alice (Hudson) Eikenberry. She passed away on Monday evening, June 23, 2008 at the Northview Manor in Tarkio, Missouri at the age of 98 years, 6 months and 30 days.

She grew up in Illinois and graduated from high school in Sterling, Illinois. In March of 1929 she was united in marriage to Cloyd Hiram Henderson. They lived in Sterling, Illinois, Albia, Iowa and Prescott, Iowa before settling in Shenandoah. Charlotte worked as a cook at Hand Hospital until her retirement. She attended the First Baptist Church and was active in the Baptist Women’s group. She enjoyed listening to hymns, loved to read, enjoyed sewing and watching movies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cloyd, two brothers, George and Earl, and two sisters, Vernice and Lela.

Survivors include her children, Audrey Adams and her husband Gary of Congress, Arizona, Tom Henderson and his wife Gloria of Shenandoah, Iowa; four grandchildren, Max, Judy, Raymond and Andy; six great grandchildren, Kenneth , James, Sandy, Robert, Ashley and Erin; along with many other relatives and friends.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Henderson, Jean - Age 86, of Northboro, Iowa

Hensen, Donald R. - Reverend Donald R. Hensen, 69, of Brooksville, Florida, and formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away at his home, Thursday, October 23, 2003.

Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah or to Hospice of Hernando Pasco, 12260 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, Florida 34613.

Visitation and luncheon with the family will be at the United Methodist Church following interment services in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Brooksville, Florida; four sons, Jesse Hensen of Jefferson, Ohio, Mace Hensen and wife, Robin, of Burlington, Iowa, Lance Hensen and wife, Janet, of Shenandoah, Cory Hensen and wife, Crystal, of Clarinda, Iowa; and daughter-in-law, Teri Hensen of Castle Rock, Colorado.

 

Henshaw, Alice "Jean" Tunnicliff - Alice “Jean” (Tunnicliff ) Henshaw was born October 10, 1921 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Fred Eugene Tunnicliff and Ruth Hazel (Hunter) Tunnicliff. Jean passed away August 1, 2007 at Elm Heights in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 85.
All of Jean’s early life was spent in Shenandoah. She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1939 and then attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri where she studied music and nursing. In 1941 she received her A.A. degree.

On February 6, 1943, Jean was united in marriage to Jack Alan Henshaw in Midland, Texas. The couple resided in Midland after their marriage and then returned to Shenandoah.

Jean was first and foremost a homemaker, but she also taught piano. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, P.E.O., and W.S.C.S. Jean enjoyed sharing her love of music, having coffee with her friends and neighbors, volunteering and helping with the Tunnicliff Family Reunion. She was also interested in the adult and children’s hand bell choir and the Civic Music Association. Jean was known for her gracious and caring ways as well as being a fine Christian woman.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Henshaw; parents, Fred and Ruth Tunnicliff and her sister, Ariel Stephens. She is survived by her son, Michael Henshaw and wife Pat of Longmont, CO; grandson, Bruce Henshaw and wife Heather of Mesilla, NM; granddaughter, Kerri Atkinson and husband John of Loveland, CO; great grandchildren, Hannah and Tristan Atkinson of Loveland, CO; sister-in-law, Suzanne Henshaw Berry of Shenandoah; niece, Patricia Holmes and husband Kermit of Nebraska City, NE; niece, Joan Kanel and husband Max of Rogersville, MO; nieces, Theresa Henshaw, Barbara Henshaw and nephew Douglas Henshaw all of Houston, TX; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Jim Gubser. Soloists Doug Henshaw and Hannah Atkinson were accompanied by organist Becky Hoenshel. Mary Alice Johnson and Helen Castle attended the memory register. Ushers were Jim Sligar and Howard Johnson. Casket bearers were Jeff Johnson, Mark Johnson, Carl Hale, Ron Boettcher, John Maloney and John McNeilly. All of Jean's former students were honorary casket bearers. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa. Remembrances and condolences can be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Henshaw, Alice May Hirst - Alice May Henshaw, daughter of James A. and Minnie Etta (Coombs) Hirst, was born on January 25, 1912, at Archer, Nebraska. She passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 96.

Her early life was spent in Archer until the age of 14, when she and her family moved to Essex, Iowa. She graduated from Essex High School with the Class of 1930. On June 2, 1930, Alice was united in marriage to Marvin C. “Banty” Henshaw in Glenwood, Iowa. Following their marriage they made their home in Shenandoah. To this union one son, Richard was born. Alice worked for the Earl May Seed Company and in later years at the China and Glass Shoppe. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah. She taught Sunday School and was chairman of the May Breakfast for many years. Alice always looked forward to playing bridge with her many different bridge clubs.

Preceding Alice in death were her parents; son, Richard L. Henshaw; two brothers, James and Arthur Hirst; five sisters, Thelma Hirst, Lalah Bright, Gladys Callison, Lucille Karrle and Maxine Edwards. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Karee Henshaw of Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren, Michelle Slowey and her husband Niall of Bryan, TX, Mark Henshaw and his wife Ann of St. Joseph, MO, Matt Henshaw of Smithville, MO, and Chris Henshaw and his wife Rhonda of Oahu, HI; Jason Henshaw and his wife Kimberley of Kansas City, MO. She is also survived by two sisters, Francis Walton of Savannah, MO, and LaDonna Good of Denver, CO; 14 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held from the First Baptist Church ABC in Shenandoah, Iowa on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Words of Comfort were given by Rev. Gary Fuller. In charge of the Memory Register was Sue Berry. Caring for Flowers were The Wednesday Morning Coffee Group, Cleta Fuhr, Hallie Blackmon, Fran Anderson, Lavonne Weller, and Arlyne Collins. Ushers were Wes Hart and Mike Wright. The Soloist was Glen Sheirbon and Pianist was Margaret Woods. Special Music for the service was “In the Garden” and “Morning Has Broken”. Casket Bearers were Mark Henshaw, Matt Henshaw, Chris Henshaw, Jason Henshaw, Nathan Henshaw, and Steve Edwards. Honorary Casket Bearers were Collin Slowey, Shane Slowey, Ashton Henshaw, Chandler Henshaw, and Tristan Henshaw. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Memorials in Alice’s name are being directed to the First Baptist Church.


Hensley, Carl Dean - Carl Dean Hensley, age 62, of Crockett, Texas passed away Monday, November 10, 2008 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Dean was born December 1, 1945 in Clarinda, Iowa and was a resident in Crockett since 1986. He was a veteran of the Iowa National Guard. And was a lifetime member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. He was a truck driver, having owned and operated C.D. Hensley Trucking Company and was currently leased to Dallas Mavis Trucking. “Papa Dean” was a beloved father and grandfather and was a wonderful dad to all of his children.
Survivors include his wife of five years, Carla Lynn Hensley of Crockett, Texas; children Tammy Spray and husband, Brent of Henrietta; Dr. Jr. Hensley and wife, Valerie of Lenox, IA; Kim Fmelpzer and husband, Mark of Kansas City, MO; Levi Hensley of Bedford, IA; April Hansen and husband, Casey of Tyler; Tiffany Vickers and husband, Jerrod of Crockett; Megan Yount of Lufkin; Carrie Sullivan and husband, Rick of Palestine; Joshua R. Grounds and wife, Alicia of Crockett; Sarah Grounds of Crockett. Grandchildren: Nick, Ty, Eric, Lauren, Jared, Noah, Erin, Ella, Jayden, Tristan, Kiersten, Preston, Caleb, Courtlin, Emily and Peyton. Mother, Helen Hensley of Bedford, IA; Brothers: Eldon Hensley and wife, Linda of Council Bluffs, IA; Jim Hensley and wife, Mary Lou of Council Bluffs, IA; Sister: Bonnie Papageorge of Clinton, IA; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by father, Ralph “Bill” Hensley, brother, Donald Hensley and sister, Phyllis Craddock.
Memorial service was held Friday, November 14, 2008 at Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904


Herold, Leta - Age 87 of Shenandoah, Iowa Rose Hill Cemetery

 

Hertensen, Gladys May Gardner - Gladys May Hertensen, daughter of John and Myrtle Augusta (Spatts) Gardner, was born on August 11, 1917, at Kennebec, South Dakota. She passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the First Shamrock Care Center in Kingfisher, Oklahoma at the age of 90.

Her early life was spent growing up in Kennebec where she attended the Kennebec Community Schools, graduating from Kennebec High School with the Class of 1935. Following high school she attended college at Brookings, South Dakota where she obtained teacher certification. She began teaching at Gus Allen School in Kennebec. In October of 1941, Gladys was united in marriage to Donald Francis Hertensen at Kennebec where they made their home.. To this union, two sons, Terry and Bob were born. The family moved to Chamberlain, South Dakota and later to Mount Vernon, South Dakota before settling in Shenandoah, Iowa. Gladys taught in the Mount Vernon Schools. Upon moving to Shenandoah, Gladys worked as a secretary in the State Farm Insurance office for over 30 years. Gladys was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah and the Shenandoah Square Dance Club. She enjoyed camping and fishing in her spare time.

Preceding Gladys in death were her parents; husband, Donald; three brothers, Woody, Olie and Clifford; and three sisters, Blanche, Hazel and Emily. Survivors include her two sons, Terry Hertensen and his wife Brenda and Bob Hertensen and his wife Carol, all of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; one brother, John Gardner of Orange, CA; and one sister, Myrtle Rigney of Madelia, MN; other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held on Monday, April 14, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Kenneth Gross. Casket bearers were Larry Hertensen, Shawn Hertensen, Ronny Hertensen, Dustin Hertensen, Levi Hertensen and Jim Gilpin. A memorial in Gladys' name is being established. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements

Herzberg, Edmond John Oscar - Edmond John Oscar Herzberg was born August 13, 1914 in Page County, Iowa, the son of Albert and Ida (Sunderman) Herzberg. He attended Immanuel Lutheran School through the eighth grade. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1941 – 1945 during WW II. On October 24, 1946, he was united in marriage to Frances Stephens. The couple made their home and farmed near Shenandoah for over 50 years. This union was blessed with two sons, Larry and Edward.

Ed loved to fish and hunt and always claimed to have “auctionitis.” His day was never complete without sharing jokes and laughs with his coffee shop friends.

Preceding Ed in death were his parents; siblings, Rufus Herzberg, Louisa Herzberg, David Herzberg, Alice Gerke, Leroy Herzberg, Leland Herzberg, Aletha (Kitty) Swanson, Willis (Bill) Herzberg, Marcus (Mike) Herzberg, Albert (Abe) Herzberg, Jr., Randall Herzberg and Norman Herzberg.

Survivors include his wife, Frances of Shenandoah, Iowa; son Larry Herzberg and his wife Mary, granddaughters, Marla Olsen and Christy Lorsch; great grandson Storm all of Omaha, Nebraska; son, Edward Herzberg and wife Nora of Emerson, Iowa; grandson, Timothy Manchester, great grandsons, Timothy Jr., Hunter and Cody all of Mason City, Iowa; siblings, Leona Nothwehr of Clarinda, Iowa, Emil (Harry) Herzberg of California, Bertha Jensen of Creston, Iowa, Wesley (Ted) Herzberg of Clarinda, Iowa, Walton (Walt) Herzberg of Creston, Iowa, Bernard (Ben) Herzberg of Creston, Iowa and Thelma Hentschke of Omaha, Nebraska, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah with Rev. Larry Boye officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to www.selbykirsch.com. The Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.


Herzberg, Frances I. Stephens - Frances I. Herzberg, age 85 of Shenandoah, Iowa was born May 1, 1922 in Bedford, Iowa, the daughter of Cecil and Martha (Haidsaik) Stephens. She passed away on Wednesday afternoon, January 16, 2008 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah.

She graduated from Gravity High School in 1941. Frances was united in marriage to Edmond Herzberg on October 24, 1946. Ed and Frances farmed outside of Shenandoah for over 50 years and were blessed with two sons, Larry and Edward.

Frances was a Certified Nurse’s Aide at the Shenandoah Medical Center for 19 years. She enjoyed her family and work as well as reading, walking and collecting beautiful glassware.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Edmond in December of 2007. Survivors include her son, Larry Herzberg and his wife Mary, granddaughters, Christy Lorsch and her husband David and Marla Olsen and her husband Tony all of Omaha, Nebraska; her son Edward Herzberg and his wife Nora of Emerson, Iowa; grandson, Timothy Manchester and his wife Sherry, great grandsons, Timothy, Jr., Hunter and Cody all of Mason City, Iowa; a brother, Carl Stephens and his wife Lois of Villisca, Iowa; a sister, Ruby Turner and her husband Rube of Hopkins, Missouri; along with many other relatives and friends.


Herzberg, Harold Otto Joseph - Harold Otto Joseph Herzberg was born December 29, 1921 to William H. and Amelia (Kettler) Herzberg, near Yorktown, Iowa. Harold and his brothers, Arthur, Robert, and Adolph, and his sister Emma, were raised on the farm near Yorktown. He worked there until he was called to serve in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. During his military service he worked on airplanes and rode with the pilots. After serving from September 1942 until October 1945 he was honorably discharged and returned to Yorktown. He became a carpenter working with Elmer Eichhorst until their retirements. He enjoyed socializing with good friends whom he had in abundance. Harold was a longtime member of the American Legion and was active with Amvets. He honored many veterans in the Color Guard at funeral ceremonies. He could be found spending his leisure time looking for lost change in the city park and parking lots in Clarinda and hunting, especially deer and pheasants. He and his longtime companion, Edith Wilson, were married in 1992. Edith passed away in 2000. Harold passed away at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa December 21, 2008. Many will miss Harold “Hatsy” and his signature cigar that he always chewed on.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith; brothers Arthur, Robert and his wife Wanda, and Adolph and his wife Clara; and his sister, Emma Cox.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Verduna Herzberg of Houston, Texas; nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 26, 2008 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with American Legion Chaplain Mike Blume officiating. Interment was at Summit Cemetery, Yorktown, Iowa. A memorial fund is established. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel served the family.
Hesson, Craig Allan - Craig Allan Hesson was born May 1, 1951 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Norman Jerome and Ellen Mae (Conkel) Hesson. He passed away on Saturday morning, June 14, 2008 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 57 years, 1 month and 13 days.

Craig graduated from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1969. He then attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for two years. On January 3, 1982, he was united in marriage to Linda Sue Almquist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Essex. This union was blessed with two sons, Bradley and Andrew.

Craig, known to many as “Hank” delivered bulk fuel for Almquist Gas Company, Inc. from September of 1982 until his health forced him to quit. He was an avid golfer and a superior gardener. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with his family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; a sister-in-law, Rozanne Renander and a brother-in-law, Jon Malloy.

Survivors include his wife Linda of Essex, Iowa; two sons, Bradley Hesson of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Andrew Hesson of Essex, Iowa; his parents, Norman and Ellen Hesson of Lincoln, Nebraska; two brothers, Randy Hesson and his wife Viki of York, Nebraska, James Hesson of Panama City, Florida; a sister, Janel Hesson of Denton, Nebraska; mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Phyllis Almquist of Essex, Iowa; sister-in-law, Judi Malloy of Council Bluffs, Iowa; brother-in-law Dennis Renander and his wife Carol of Galesburg, Illinois; along with many other relatives and friends.

Hiatt, Glen William "Bill" - Glen William “Bill” Hiatt was born on May 20, 1928 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. to Glen Otis and Pearl (McKenzie) Hiatt. He lived in Cottage City, Maryland until the age of 5, then lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland until the age of 12, at which time his parents purchased a farm near Randolph, Iowa. Bill along with his parents and newborn sister Elizabeth “Betty” Ann returned to Iowa. Bill attended and then graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1946. While in high school he participated in band and football. He also worked part time at Hyde and Vodenburger Supply, which later became Hy-Vee.

Following graduation Bill attended Tarkio College for one year. He continued to farm in Randolph until January 4, 1951, at which time he joined the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force he received training as an airplane mechanic and served as crew chief on C119’s, he also played football. He was then assigned to serve with the 40th Troop Carrier Squadron and 123rd Troop Carrier Wing whose main duty was flying the Berlin Blockade. They all later became the 68th Squadron 317 Troop Carrier Wing and were moved to Neuibeburg in Munich, Germany after 2 years. His duties in Neuibeburg included airbag drops, NATO, show of strength mass, embassy and consulate escort, cargo of guns and supplies, and dropping paratroopers. He served his country until he was honorable discharged on October 30, 1954.

Upon his return home from the service he continued farming and returned to Tarkio College where he graduated in 1958. On April 27, 1956 he was united in marriage to A. Virginia and to this union six children were born; Virginia, Bill, Melinda, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Christine.

During his working years he continued to farm, taught Jr. High Math and Science at Hamburg Public Schools, worked for the US Post Office in Shenandoah, where he retired after working 25 years, drove a school bus, was a circulation manager at the Sentinel, and worked as a dispatcher with the Shenandoah Police Department. He was also active for years as a Boy Scout and Girl Scout Leader.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Elizabeth Ann Hiatt Hansen. Those left to cherish his memory include his six children Virginia Hiatt-Thompson and husband Paul of Rochester, MN, William C. Hiatt of Shenandoah, IA, Melinda K. Hiatt-Whisler and husband Michael of Hickman, NE, Rebecca J. Hiatt of Ames, IA, Elizabeth A. Hiatt of Ames, IA, and Christine C. Hiatt of Nevada, IA; 4 grandchildren; other family and friends.

 

Hickey, Paul Robert - Paul Robert Hickey, age 83, of Tomah, Wisconsin, and formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away March 21, 2004, at Tomah Memorial Hospital. He was born June 20, 1920 to John E. and Vera (Savidge) Hickey in Iowa. He grew up in Thurman, Iowa, where he graduated from high school. Paul served in the U.S. Army and later owned and operated his own trucking company.
Preceding Paul in death were his parents; a son, Laverne Hickey; sisters, Edna May Delp and Mildred Mendenhall; and brothers, Cecil and Dean Hickey, and John Hickey, Jr.
Survivors include his daughters, Tammy Baumann and her husband, Paul, of Omaha, Nebraska, Teresa Sellin and husband, Russell, of Omaha, Phyllis Lundy of Chicago, IL; brothers, Gerald Hicky and wife, Joyce, of Northboro, Iowa, Keith Hickey and wife, Lela, of Tabor, Iowa, and David Hickey and wife, Ramona, of Carson, California; sisters, Ila Golden and husband, Bob, of Thurman, Iowa, and Helen Gresham of Red Oak, Iowa; a special friend, Fern Behrens of Tomah and her daughter, Connie of Elgin, IL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Paul's life was held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 25, 2004, at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Tomah. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. A memorial service was also held 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Reverend Wayne Clark officiated, Marilyn Marsden played the piano and the congregation sang The Old Rugged Cross. The Selby Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Higgins, Estella Elizabeth - Mrs. Higgins, 56, of Shenandoah, passed away on Wednesday morning, December 24, 2008, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


Survivors include her husband, Richard Higgins

Elizabeth Higgins, 56, passed away on December 24, 2008, at her home in Shenandoah following a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There is no scheduled visitation. Memorials are being directed to the family.


Elizabeth was born on February 28, 1952 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of John Richard and Grace (Carter) Woods. Elizabeth entered into eternal peace on December 24, 2008 at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa.

She spent her early years in Imogene and Hamburg. She attended school and graduated from Hamburg High School. On April 2, 1972 she was united in marriage to Richard Higgins. For 35 years, Elizabeth was employed at Mount Arbor Nursery in Shenandoah, Iowa until declining health moved her into retirements.

Elizabeth was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and reading books. Even though Elizabeth is no longer with us, her memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those whose lives she touched.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Richard; daughters Sheila Higgins and Geraldine Gomez; son John Higgins; grandchildren; Adriana, Andrea, Aleigha and Anthony Gomez, Ray Liles and Megan, Jessy, Frankie and Christopher Rodriguez; brothers Meryl, Robert and Richard Woods; other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents

 

Hilker, Charlotte LaRue - Burial will be in the Essex Cemetery. Memorials are being directed to the Essex Community Betterment Fund.

Charlotte LaRue Hilker, daughter of Charles (Jack) Bice and Margaret (Abraham) Bice, was born at Edison, Nebraska, on February 8, 1938 and passed away at Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at the age of 68.

She lived the early part of her life in the Edison, Nebraska area. Charlotte received her early education at Turkey Creek Country School near Edison, and graduated from Oxford, Nebraska High School with the Class of 1956.

On June 22, 1957 Charlotte was united in marriage to Russell Hilker at the United Methodist Church in Oxford, Nebraska. After their marriage they lived in several towns where Russell was employed during his career in public education. They lived in Big Springs, Stratton, and Neligh, Nebraska before settling in Essex, Iowa.

Charlotte worked in The Essex Community School District Child Nutrition Department from 1974 until retiring as manager in 2001 for a total of 26 years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Essex, where she had served on the church council. Charlotte spent several years as Luther League Sponsor when her sons were in school. She served as co-sponsor for a number of Senior Trips and Band Trips. Charlotte had many interests but she loved being with family and grandchildren, traveling, and camping with friends.

Preceding Charlotte in death were her parents, and a sister JoAnn Schroeder. Survivors include her husband Russell; four sons, Marty Hilker and wife Linda, Randy Hilker and wife Shannon, all of Shenandoah, Iowa; Barry Hilker and wife Cathy of Westminster, Colorado; and John Hilker of Essex, Iowa; grandchildren, Adam and Emily Hilker of Westminster, Colorado, and Ian Hilker of Shenandoah, Iowa; brothers, Tim Bice and wife Sandra of Cozad, Nebraska, Darwin Bice and wife Delores of Fremont, Nebraska; three step grandchildren, Robert Keller, Eva Seering and Michelle Fichter; brother-in-law, Neale Schroeder of Arapahoe, Nebraska; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Essex. Pastor John Swenson gave the words of comfort. Special music of "Amazing Grace" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" by Lorretta Lynn was played at the service. Organist was Pat Tillman. The congregation sang "Beautiful Savior". Caring for the flowers were Linda Veak and Lenora Carlson. Attending the memory register were Lorna Glasgo and Donna Ross. Ushers were Bernard Veak, Jr., and Larry Glasgo. Casket bearers were Adam Hilker, Ian Hilker, Chadd Bice, Patrick Bice, Dan Bice and Mason Schroeder. Interment was in the Essex Cemetery. Memorials are being directed to the Essex Community Betterment Fund. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Hill, Donald David - Donald David Hill was born November 30, 1938 in Coin, Iowa, the son of Vernon C. and Enid (VanValin) Hill. He passed away on Thursday morning, January 1, 2009 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 70 years, 1 month and 2 days.

Don grew up in rural Page County and graduated from Amity High School in College Springs in 1958. On May 9, 1959, he was united in marriage to Janet Eilers in Clarinda, Iowa. This union was blessed with two sons, Craig and Chris.

Don farmed for a while then went to work at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. He later worked for the Green Bay Lumber Company before spending over 30 years at Lisle Corporation in Clarinda. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing, working outside in the yard and garden, and woodworking.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Harold and Lena Eilers; a brother, William Hill; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Miller and Ruth Stone.

Survivors include his wife Janet of Clarinda, Iowa; two sons, Craig Hill and his wife Teresa of Clarinda, Iowa, Chris Hill and his wife Angie of Liberty, Missouri; five grandchildren, Tyler and Casey Hill of Clarinda, Iowa, Kip, Cam and Libby Hill all of Liberty, Missouri; two sisters, Martha Sage and her husband George of Bolivar, Missouri, Beverly Kidder and her husband Bud of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; a brother, Jerry Hill and his wife Eva of Mission, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Kenny Stone of Red Oak, Iowa and Jack Miller of Clarinda, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Hillman, David - Memorials for David Hillman, age 55, of Essex, Iowa, may be directed to the David M. Hillman Ag Scholarship for English Valley School or to St. Johns Lutheran Church, Essex Cemetery.


Hillman, Myrtle V. Nelson - On September 11, 1909 in Wausa, Nebraska Anthon and Laura (Newman) Nelson were blessed with the birth of a daughter, Myrtle Viola. Myrtle entered into eternal peace on Monday afternoon; September 15, 2008 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa.
The Nelson family moved back to Essex when Myrtle was 4 years old. She attended rural school and graduated from Essex High School with the Class of 1927. She was a confirmed member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Essex.
Myrtle was united in marriage to Milton Hillman on December 22, 1934 and to this union two children were born, Judith and James. The couple resided in Essex where they made home and raised their family. Myrtle moved to the Arlington Place in Red Oak, where she resided for four years. In May of 2008 she moved to the Stanton Care Center where she resided until her passing.
She was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, playing cards, playing the piano, as well as the organ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Milton in 1992, and a sister Evelyn Bloom.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son Jim Hillman and wife Mary Ann of Lee Summit, Missouri, a daughter Judy Jorgensen and husband Stan of North Bend, Nebraska; grandchildren; Kent Jorgensen and wife Janice, Lori Unick and husband David, Julie Burns and husband John and Michelle Titus and husband Justin; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Margret Hillman of Sioux City, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 18, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Essex. Words of comfort were given by Pastor Jerry Lamb. The congregation sang, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art". Judy Lundgren was organist. Ushers were Phil Johnson and Bob Anderson. Attending the memory register were Dorothy Holmes and Regina Wallin. Honorary casket bearers were Kent Jorgensen, David Unick, John Burns and Justin Titus. Casket bearers were Dennis Bloom, Tom Hillman, John Hillman, Dick Lantz, Dave Gammell, Kenneth Lindell and Marvin Honeyman. Interment was in the Essex Cemetery. Memorials in Myrtle's name are being directed to St. John's Lutheran Church. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Hillman, Paul Henry - Paul Henry Hillman was born December 15, 1923 east of Essex, IA at what is now 1429 H Avenue to Ernest E. Hillman and Mildred Nadgwick Hillman. He passed away August 8, 2006 in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 82.

He attended country schools and graduated with the Class of 1941 at Shenandoah, IA. He entered the US Army Air Corps at the start of WWII. After the war he married Rosalee Stirlen. To this union four children were born: Suzanne, Cynthia, Rebecca and William. Paul was a member of the Air Force Reserve and was assigned to the Air Force Academy as the Liaison Officer Coordinator for the state of Iowa. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1983. He was a farmer in the Essex area. Paul was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Essex, a past commander of the American Legion Post 88 in Shenandoah and several military organizations.

Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Rosalee; his parents; brother, Marvin and sister, Louise. Survivors include his children, Suzanne Boyde and her son Bill and his wife Alicia and their children Faith and Camden; Cynthia Samuel and her husband Bill and her daughter Shannen along with her children Michael, Rachael, Joe and Jesse; Rebecca Mamroud and husband Avi and her children Lindsey and Adam; Bill Hillman and his wife Deb and their daughters, Sarah and husband Mikey Waite and Katie Hillman. Also surviving is his sister Evelyn Johnson, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of life memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Essex. Words of comfort were given by Pastor Jerry Wagoner. Pianist was Larry Polsley. Caring for flowers were Lori Smith and Patti Gee. Attending the memory register were Mary Lou Johnson and Rosemary Gutierrez. In charge of the memorials was Lorraine Benton. Ushers were Bob Vavra, John Baxter and Joe Nebel. Honorary bearers were Paul Hamilton, Jim Thomas and all of Paul's friends. Military rites were accorded by the Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard in Bellevue, Nebraska. Inurnment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at 3:00 p.m.on Tuesday, October 3, 2006. Memorials are being directed to the Paul H. Hillman Memorial Fund. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com on the web.


 


Hirst, Arthur Wilbur - Arthur Wilbur Hirst, 85, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, December 14, 2005 in a St. Joseph, Missouri nursing home.

Arthur, a salesman, was born August 18, 1920 in Archer, Nebraska.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Roswell, N.M. and Odessa, Texas; the American Legion; and a lifetime V.F.W. member.

His parents, James and Minnie (Coomes) Hirst; and three sisters, Thelma Hirst, Gladys Callison and Lalah Bright, preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Bob and Rita Hirst, Houston, Texas; and Richard and Karen Hirst, Odessa, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and James Riddle, Odessa, Texas; Marilyn and Larry Lanier, Baytown, Texas; and Sherilyn and Pete McRae, Katy, Texas; five sisters, Frances Walton, Savannah, Missouri; Maxine Edwards and Lucille Karrle, both of St. Joseph; Ladonna Good, Denver, Colorado; Alice Henshaw, Shenandoah, Iowa; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Services are under the directions of Breit, Hawkins, Gladden Funeral Home in Savannah, Missouri. No visitation or services will be held at the funeral home.

The Selby Funeral Chapel is assisting with the services in Shenandoah. Flowers may be left at the Selby Funeral Chapel for delivery to the cemetery Saturday morning.
Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Hiser, Geneva Ruby Larson - Geneva Ruby Hiser was born May 8, 1919 near Essex, Iowa, the daughter of John E. and Rose (Smith) Larson. She passed away on Thursday afternoon, April 3, 2008 at the Elm Heights/Park Crest Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 26 days.

Geneva grew up on the farm and attended Shenandoah High School through the eleventh grade. On November 29, 1939, she was united in marriage to Clarence Milton Hiser in St. Joseph, Missouri. This union was blessed with three children, Dennis, John and Gary.

Geneva was a homemaker raising her three children. She enjoyed working in her garden and raising flowers. She attended both the First Baptist Church and the Memorial Baptist Church in Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clarence; her son, Dennis, two brothers, Russell Larson and his wife Dorothy, Willard Larson and his wife Myrtle; and an infant sister.

Survivors include her children, John Hiser and special friend Marcene Geske of Omaha, Nebraska, Gary Hiser and his wife Sharon of Shenandoah, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Kaye Hiser of Bartlett, Illinois; grandchildren, Carla Hiser of Omaha, Nebraska, Treasure Canova and her husband Mike of Omaha, Nebraska, Jeff Hiser and his wife Wendy of Shenandoah, Iowa, Kent Hiser and his wife Sherry of Shenandoah, Iowa, Krista Skilling and her husband Liam of Honolulu, Hawaii; great grandchildren, Terra Reents, Jared Hiser, Kyle Hiser, Chase Hiser, Caitlin Locke, Kamryn Canova, Kaleb Canova, Talulah Skilling, Violette Skilling, Tyler Nothwehr, Sydnie Nothwehr; great-great grandchildren, Taylor Reents, Taryan Reents, Teigha Reents; along with many other relatives and friends.


Hixson, Eileen Marie Malloy - Eileen Marie Hixson, daughter of Raymond Emmett and Eva Marie Malloy was born on June 10, 1921 in Emerson, Iowa. Eileen passed away at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa on April 15, 2009.
Eileen lived in Shenandoah, Essex and Sidney for most of her life. She received her education from St. Patrick’s Academy in Imogene. On November 30, 1940, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Hixson in Randolph, Iowa. They were married for 61 years prior to his passing in 2002.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, embroidering, gardening, cooking, baking, canning, playing the piano and organ and taking care of her family. Her grandchildren will always remember the full and available “cookie jar”. She and Bill also enjoyed playing cards and Aggravation with family and friends. She was a member of the Sidney United Methodist Church when living in Sidney and the Englewood United Methodist Church when they moved to Colorado in 1963. The family was also custodians of the Sidney United Methodist Church.
Eileen worked in catalog sales at Montgomery Wards in Nebraska City, Nebraska and in Denver, Colorado for 18 years. She retired in 1982 and she and Bill moved back to Iowa. While living in Sidney she was involved in the American Legion Auxiliary, Phythias Sisters Lodge and was a Girl Scout Leader. She also assisted with church activities including Sunday School and Bible School. She will be remembered and deeply missed for her unconditional love, quiet strength, beautiful smile and continual acceptance of daily trials in the latter part of her life as Parkinson’s disease took its toll.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; and two brothers, Emmett Paul Malloy and Dean Malloy.
Survivors include her two daughters, Noreen Ware and husband Ed of Roselle, IL, and Darleen Huttig and husband Don of Clarinda, IA; six grandchildren, Denise King and husband Tony, David Huttig and wife Robin, all of Aurora, CO, Rebecca Lambe and husband Scott of St. Charles, IL, Deanna Leach and husband Bill of Clarinda, IA, Roberta Jansen and husband Scott of Schaumburg, IL and Dodie Musgrave and husband John of Aurora, CO; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Jaye Johnson officiating. Attending to the memorial register was Shirley Falk while Barb Pierce and Linda Reilly cared for the flowers. Special music for the service included "How Great Thou Art", "To Where You Are", "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Eagle's Wings". Don Huttig gave a touching eulogy. Casket Bearers included David Huttig, Brian Huttig, Bill Leach, Josh Leach, Robbie Leach and William Sustercich. Burial followed in the Sidney Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Sidney United Methodist Church.