Page County, Iowa - H - obituaries
Hoenshel, Jack Emery - Jack Emery Hoenshel, long time school superintendent around the state of Iowa, passed away on Tuesday evening, May 6, 2008 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa. Jack was born September 3, 1928 in Birmingham, Iowa, the son of Wendell and Ada Belle (Moss) Hoenshel. He graduated from Birmingham High School in 1945 and from Parsons College in 1949. He received his Masters Degree from Truman State and did more graduate work at Iowa and Iowa State Universities.

Jack served in the Army, Signal Corps from 1951 – 1953 as a cryptographer during the Korean War. He began his teaching career at Hastings, Iowa in 1949. After the service, he was a teacher/coach in Hillsboro, Iowa. From there he went to Denmark, Iowa as a teacher/coach and later as superintendent. His next stop was Pocahontas, Iowa as superintendent for nine years. And then Jack served Centerville, Iowa for twenty years. His final two positions were Nishna Valley from 1990-1992 and Farragut from 1992-1997. Jack retired from school positions in 1997.

Jack served on the Iowa High School Athletic Association board, the Girls Athletic Union board and the State Music board. He has been honored by the Hall of Pride in Des Moines for his service on these boards.

Jack’s primary hobby through the years was golfing…. only when he wasn’t working. He had three holes in one on three different courses; Pocahontas, Centerville and Shenandoah.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Wendell, Jr.; and his sister, Martha Lee Dunn.

Survivors include his wife Becky of Shenandoah; his children, Peggy Keele and her husband Mark of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Scott Hoenshel and his wife Niki of Houston, Texas, Wendy Hartsock and her husband Tom of Creston, Iowa; grandchildren, Spencer Mathews and his wife Tracy of Omaha, Nebraska, Eli and Emery Hoenshel of Houston, Texas, Samuel and Sydney Hartsock of Creston, Iowa; his first wife, Jean Green and her husband Max of Tucson, Arizona and Red Oak, Iowa; his step children, David Den Hartog and his wife Rachel of Prescott, Arizona, John Den Hartog and his wife Stephanie of Hopkins, Minnesota, Bob Den Hartog and his wife Claire of London, England; step grandchildren, Martel, Drake, Jalen, J.T., Haley and Natalie Den Hartog; a brother, Jerry Hoenshel and his wife Donna of Bella Vista, Arkansas; a nephew, Rob Williams and his wife Donna of Johnston, Iowa; a niece, Rebecca Ford of Ajijic, Mexico; along with many other relatives and friends.

Thanks to all of you, who are reading this, for your support of Jack and his family throughout the years. Jack touched many lives and will be remembered by many people.
Hoffman, Rachael Flo Kalkas - Rachael Flo Hoffman was born October 3, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of William Floyd and Vivian Marie (Lang) Kalkas. She passed away on Friday morning, October 23, 2009 at the Red Oak Nursing & Rehab Center in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 69 years and 20 days.

Rachael grew up in southwest Iowa and received her education at country schools. She later attended Villisca High School. As a young girl Rachael enjoyed riding her horse, Lady, going to horse shows and rodeos where she competed in barrel racing. She was very proud when she brought home ribbons she won in these events. She also enjoyed playing softball and listening to Elvis on the radio. She liked to think of herself as Elvis’s biggest fan.

On October 21, 1957, she was united in marriage to Walter Lewis “Pete” Hoffman in Clarinda, Iowa. This union was blessed with four children; Ernest, Thomas, William and Donella. They raised their children in southwest Iowa and north central Arkansas. Rachael took great pride in her children and was a wonderful mom. She and Lewis loved to go square dancing and she spent some of her time sewing square dancing outfits for the both of them. Even though she was busy working to help support the family, she always made time for her children, family and friends.

She was a wonderful cook. One of her greatest joys was making huge family dinners. Her special fried chicken will be long remembered and missed as well as her loving and caring nature.

When the kids were grown Rachael was able to go with Lewis on his over the road trucking job. She talked a great deal about how much she enjoyed their time together and all of the beautiful country they saw. After Rachael and Lewis retired they moved back to Stanton, Iowa. Rachael then spent her time reading, watching her stories on television, playing bingo with friends and enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Hoffman; three grandchildren, Robert Lewis Hoffman, Thomas E. Hoffman, Jr., Tonya Marie Hoffman; a great granddaughter, Brooklyn Joann Baucom; and a brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Alice Kalkas; brothers-in-law, Tom, Dick and Dallas Hoffman; and sisters-in-law, Iva, Cora and Wonda.

Survivors include her children, Ernest S. Hoffman and his wife Paula of Atkins, Arkansas, Thomas E. Hoffman and his wife Nancy of Red Oak, Iowa, William Henry Hoffman, III of Red Oak, Iowa, Donella Baucom and her husband Steve of Emerson, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Walter Lewis Hoffman, II of Atkins, Arkansas, Daniel Joseph Hoffman of Atkins, Arkansas, Michael Hoffman of Pocahontas, Iowa, Thomas Hoffman of Pocahontas, Iowa, Rusty Lee Hoffman of Russellville, Arkansas, Joseph Hoffman of Jessieville, Arkansas, Tammie Hoffman of Portland, Oregon, Steven Baucom, Junior and his wife Stacey of Red Oak, Iowa, Roxanne Rena Baucom and her fiancé Rusty Reese of Farragut, Iowa, Raymond Paul Baucom and his wife Christina of Red Oak, Iowa, Curtis A. Baucom and his wife Megan of Shenandoah, Iowa; 19 great grandchildren, Grayson, Hunter, Seth, Dale, Gage, Katie, Tyler, Cody, Donavan, Isaiah, Olivia, Vivian, Jennifer, Dereck, Elizabeth, Natalie, Dante, Hunter, Ashley; a sister, Corina Jean (Jeannie) Lawrence and her husband Jerry of London, Arkansas; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Sarah Hoffman of Shenandoah, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Viola Hoffman of Villisca, Iowa and Annalee Hoffman of Sacramento, California; along with many other relatives and friends.
Hoffman, Walter Lewis "Pete" - Walter Lewis “Pete” Hoffman, the eighth child of William H. and Ethel (Goddel) Hoffman, was born October 26, 1928, in Bemidji, Minnesota, and passed away February 23, 2003, in Red Oak, Iowa.
Pete grew up in southwest Iowa, receiving his education at country schools in Adams County, Nodaway and Shenandoah. As a young man, he was involved with boxing, engaging in boxing matches in Carbon, Iowa and at the Adams County Fairs. He was paid 50 cents for boxing three two-minute rounds. He also worked on the farms of family friends and in coal minds around Carbon, Iowa.
At the onset of the Korean War, Pete enlisted in the United States Army, requesting duty in Korea, because his brother Jack was serving there. He served with the Third Armored Division and received the Presidential Unit Citation with Combat “V”, Army Commendation Medal, Infantry Combat Badge, several Theater Service Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Service Star. After serving in the army, Pete returned to southwest Iowa and was involved in farming and eventually became an over-the-road truck driver.
On October 21, 1957 in Clarinda, Iowa, Pete was united in marriage to Rachael Kalkas, and to this union, Ernest, Thomas, William and Donella were born. They raised their children in southwest Iowa and northern Arkansas. Pete was a person who could make people laugh; never met a person he didn’t like and always had something good to say about others. He lived a humble life measuring his riches in his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings and his many friends. After his retirement, he spent most of his time playing cards, reading, fishing, and enjoying his Stanton friends as well as his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Preceding Pete in death were his parents; stepmother, Marie Hoffman; brothers, Tom, Dick and Dallas Hoffman; sisters, Cora French and Iva Hoffman; and grandchildren, Thomas, Tonya and Robert Hoffman.
Survivors include his wife, Rachael Hoffman of Stanton, Iowa; children and their spouses, Ernest and Paula Hoffman of Atkins, Arkansas, Thomas Hoffman of London, Arkansas, William, III and Tammie Hoffman of Stanton, and Donella and Steve Baucom of Villisca, Iowa. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Sarah Hoffman, of Shenandoah, Iowa; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Willard Munson of Skidmore, Missouri, Corina and Jerry Lawrence of Blockton, Iowa, Mae Hoffman of California, sisters-in-laws, Viola Hoffman of Villisca, Jenny Hoffman of Farragut, Iowa, and Annalee Hoffman of Sacramento, California; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Hooper, Jovita "Jo" Ortiz - Funeral services for Jovita “Jo” Hooper, age 79 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa were held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Leslie Traylor officiating. Visitation with the family was held 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, in the Maitland Cemetery, Maitland, Missouri.

Jovita Ortiz Hooper was born March 15, 1930 in Guayama, Puerto Rico; the daughter of Carmelo Ortiz and Julia (Lopez) Ortiz. She grew up in Puerto Rico, graduating from high school and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Puerto Rico in 1956. Jo received her Masters degree in Guidance form the University of Indiana in 1961. She was united in marriage February 23, 1962 in North Kansas City, Missouri to Charles B. Hooper. They were blessed with three sons, Thomas, Michael and Richard.
Jo was a teacher for the Adolescent Unit of the Mental Health Institute, Clarinda, Iowa form 1973-1980. She was a library aide for the Commission of the Blind in 1988. Jo was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Clarinda.
Jo had a lot of family in Puerto Rico, where she grew up and visited as often as she could. She had many struggles through her life but her faith kept her strong. She was a wonderful caring mother, who always believed that her children would succeed even though as Michael said “we weren’t always the best of boys”.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Charles Hooper of Clarinda, Iowa; sons, Thomas E. Hooper of Clarinda, Iowa, Michael R. Hooper and wife Heather and their children, Reid and Hannah of Topeka, Kansas, Richard A. Hooper of Silverthorne, Colorado; brothers, Gustavo Ortiz and wife Ramonita of Guayama, Puerto Rico and Victor Ortiz of Ponce, Puerto Rico and Milagros Garcia and husband Juan of Windsor, Connecticut, and many friends in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Connecticut and Puerto Rico.
Preceding Jo in death were her parents.
Joe was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She will be missed but her love and inspiration will live on through her family.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

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

Hopkins, Helen Louise Chessire - Helen Louise Chessire Hopkins, daughter of Joseph M. and Margaret Lyn (Jeffrey) Chesshire, was born on August 9, 1920, at Coin, Iowa. She passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 88 years, 11 months.

Her early life was spent growing up in the Coin and Shenandoah area. Helen attended school at the Coin Consolidated Schools graduating with the Class of 1938. On February 18, 1940, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Roy C. Hopkins at the Joe and Lyn Chesshire farm home. To this union four children were born, Bonita Jean, Rebecca, Max and Julia. Helen worked as a loving homemaker to her husband and children.

Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah where she was active in the CHB Sunday School, United Methodist Women and the Christian Women’s Group. She was also a member of the Willing Workers Country Club. Helen’s list of special things included her grandchildren, first and foremost. She also enjoyed cooking (especially baking), gardening, crocheting, volunteering and spending time with her family.

Preceding Helen in death were her parents; husband, Roy in December of 2003; daughter, Bonnie; grandson, Doug Etter; son-in-law, Dr. Clayton Pettipiece; twin brothers, Ray and Roy and brother, Wallace Chesshire. Survivors include her son, Max Hopkins and his wife Jocelyn of Omaha, NE; two daughters, Becci Etter and her husband Don of Omaha, NE, and Julia Pettipiece of Springfield, MO; five grandchildren, Jeff and Gina Etter, Marc and Missy Etter, Chris and Jenn Hopkins, Brad and Jessica Hopkins and Allison Pettipiece; and nine great grandchildren, Ryan, Dustin, Rachel, Alyssa, Eric, Hanna, Zoe, Caden and Carson. Also surviving is her brother, Neil Chesshire of Newton, IA; several special nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 13, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Clark Finehout. Organist was Becky Hoenshel and vocalist was Dr. Charles Peterson. Attending the memory register were Denise Tackett and Deb Finlay. Caring for the flowers were Dan and Deb Finlay. Ushers were Gordon Jones and Jim Sligar. Casket bearers were Jeff Etter, Chris Hopkins, Marc Etter, Brad Hopkins, Allison Pettipiece and Ryan Etter. Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery at Coin, Iowa. Memorials are being directed to the Shenandoah First United Methodist Church.

Hopkins, Maudie Mae Malcom - Maudie Mae Hopkins, the daughter of Troy and Mamie (Spooner) Malcom was born October 10, 1906, on a farm between Farragut and Riverton, Iowa, and passed away January 22, 2003, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up near the Northboro, Iowa area, she received her education in the Northboro school system. On December 14, 1933, during the depression years, Maudie married James H. Hopkins. “Hoppy”, which she always called him, had two sons from a previous marriage, Dick and Bill Hopkins and she had three children, son, Denton, and twin daughters, Ervalene and Nevadene. Hoppy and Maudie eventually left Iowa and moved to Missouri, where they lived throughout their 49 years of marriage. After Hoppy died, Maudie returned to Iowa in 1992 and in 1994 became a resident of Gardenview Care Center.
Maudie had many friends throughout her life. She was always there to help in need when any situation presented itself. She cared for her children and grandchildren when the boys served during World War II and the Korean Conflict, always inviting them to come home and stay until their return. Whenever a family member was ill, she was always willing to travel to them to do whatever was needed to help. Through the years she was a member of several clubs and organizations such as the Garden Club, The Supper Club and her favorite being the Rebecah Lodge where she served in various offices working her way “up the ladder” to become President. These friendships made during those years were very special and rewarding to her.
She enjoyed fishing, quilting bees, dancing and playing cards. Her family recalls that she never complained, was a great homemaker and cook and was loved by all her children and grandchildren.
Preceding Maudie in death were her parents; husband, James Hopkins; son, Denton Kelp; daughters, Nevadene Kuntzelman and Ervalene Bopp; and stepson, Bill Hopkins.
Survivors include her son-in-law, Charles Kuntzelman of Shenandoah; grandchildren, Shari Hannigan and husband, Marty, of Prescott, Arizona, James Bopp and wife, Donna, of Shenandoah, Diana Kuntzelman of Shenandoah, and Debbie Kuntzelman of Corning, Iowa; 7 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren plus other relatives and friends.

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Hornbuckle, Ruth Eileen Matlock - Ruth Eileen Hornbuckle was born on December 24, 1908 in Fillmore, Missouri to Elmer and Bessie (Davison) Matlock. She peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa. Ruth had attained the age of 99 years, 7 months and 30 days.

Her early years were spent in the Fillmore and Clearmont, Missouri area. Her father owned the General Store in Clearmont. Due to her mother’s death, Ruth took care of her father for two years after graduating from high school before continuing her education.

She attended and graduated from Northwest Missouri State College in 1932. Earlier, on January 23 of that year, she eloped with Glen C. Hornbuckle, her high school sweetheart, to Kansas. After her graduation, they lived in Fillmore, then Barnard, Missouri, where Glen was superintendent of schools.

The family moved to Iowa in 1940. First in Braddyville, then on to Henderson, Essex, Anita and Corning. Ruth was a church choir leader, and volunteered to teach high school vocal music and physical education in the early years of their marriage. She taught country school in the Anita area, and upper elementary children in Essex and Corning. She loved teaching geography and history. She retired after 22 years of teaching in 1972, and moved to Shenandoah with her husband Glen.

Ruth was a member of the Shenandoah First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Order of Eastern Star, Altrusa Club, Business and Professional Women, and the Hospital Auxiliary. She loved to travel, and made many meandering trips throughout the United States and to several foreign countries. She enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels from her window. She liked to entertain friends and family. But, most of all, she loved her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband. Ruth is survived by three sons: G. Conrad and wife Mary of Oklahoma City, OK, C. E. and wife Carol of Shenandoah, IA, and Carroll and wife Terry of Newton, IA; her grandchildren: Keri Hornbuckle and Mike Cervantes of Iowa City, IA, Gavin Hornbuckle of Phoenix, AZ, Brian and Jalene Hornbuckle of Nevada, IA, Amanda and Kevin Humiston of Liberty, MO, Aaron and Emily Hornbuckle of Ames, IA, Leigh Hornbuckle of Newton, IA, and Cole Hornbuckle of Des Moines, IA; her great grandchildren: Leiden Cervantes and Franklin Hornbuckle, Amaris, Malachi and Eliana Hornbuckle and Megan Humiston. She is also survived by three AFS grandchildren: Masaru Nagayasu, Lise Rypestol Holth and Mayumi Dobashi; her extended family includes her caregivers: Charlene Bisbee, Marcia Broyles, Donna Carpenter, Sylvia Hammond, Margaret Moony, Evelyn Schuelzky and Carolyn Smith.

A celebration of life memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Rick Sleyster. Organist was Becky Hoenshel. The congregation sang, "In The Garden" and "How Great Thou Art". Attending the register book were Muriel Baldwin and Jan Billings. Ushers were Bob Burchett and Bob Norris. Casket bearers were Keri Hornbuckle Cervantes, Gavin Hornbuckle, Brian Hornbuckle, Amanda Hornbuckle Humiston, Aaron Hornbuckle, Leigh Hornbuckle and Cole Hornbuckle. A private family graveside committal service took place prior to the memorial service Wednesday morning at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials in Ruth's name are being directed to the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah was in charge of the arrangements.
Houchin, Ethelmae Emma Landers - Ethelmae Emma (Landers) Houchin, age 77 of Shenandoah and formerly of the Riverton area was born June 10, 1930 in Phelps City, Missouri, the daughter of Fred and Matilda (Meyerkorth) Landers. She passed away on Monday afternoon, August 7, 2007 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Ethelmae grew up in the Rockport, Missouri area and graduated from Rockport High School in 1948. On December 17, 1949 she was united in marriage to Edward Eugene Houchin in Hiawatha, Kansas. To this union three children were born, Eugene, Kathleen and Bill.

Ethelmae was a homemaker raising her children. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and yard work. After entering Elm Heights Care Center thirteen years ago, Ethelmae was very active in everyday activities held there.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and her son, Bill Houchin.

Survivors include her children, Eugene Houchin and his wife Miriam of Shenandoah, Iowa, Kathleen Anderson and her husband Terry of Coin, Iowa; three grandchildren, Matthew Houchin and his wife Melanie of Maryville, Missouri, Patrick Houchin and his wife Jeanette of Shenandoah, Iowa, Robert Anderson and his wife Bridget of Shenandoah, Iowa; great grandchildren, Tyler Houchin, Trey Houchin, Jacob Tacker, Jordan Tacker, Carter Houchin, Brayden Anderson and Keegan Anderson; a brother, Fred Landers and his wife Betty of Ashland, Nebraska; a sister, Betty Taylor of Ashland, Nebraska; along with many other relatives and friends.
Hoxie, Betty - Betty was born on April 19, 1928 in Ava, Missouri, the daughter of Sammuel and Effie (McClain) Heard. Betty entered into the arms of her Lord on Saturday, August 1, 2009.
Betty and her family moved to Shenandoah when she was 2 years old. She attended school in Shenandoah and graduated with the Class of 1946. In high school, Betty was active in many clubs; she was a member of choir, girl reserves, and was a cheerleader. She was also the leader of the first Drill Team, a member of Rainbow Girls, receiving the Grand Cross of Color when she reached her majority.
She began work for Northwestern Bell as a switchboard operator just before she graduated from high school and worked there until she was married. On August 17, 1947 Betty was united in marriage to Maurice Hoxie. They traveled to several states with his work for the Weather Bureau, until they returned home to Shenandoah in 1950, so Maurice could begin farming. During the years of 1967-1981, Betty was employed as a secretary for DeKalb Ag Research. Betty and Maurice enjoyed 61 years together, celebrating their Golden Anniversary in 1997.
Betty was a long time member of the United Methodist Church and served as a Bible School and Sunday School teacher. She and Maurice were the adult leaders of the High School MYF group for several years. She was very proud to have been awarded a service pin by the United Methodist Women and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was also a member of the Shenandoah Hospital Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Shenandoah and Fremont County Historical Societies.
At home she enjoyed cooking and baking, especially making cookies and fruitcakes for friends at Christmas. Many of her friends thought her fruitcakes were the best they had ever tasted. She enjoyed her grandchildren; David, Nathan, Sarah and Rachel. She and Maurice tried to be present at all of their school and church functions. Betty also loved the years they spent at their winter home in Texas. She served as the MC for the yearly quilt show and enjoyed singing in the park church.
Those preceding her in death include her parents and siblings; Verlin, Coy and Ivyl Heard and Dorothy Carpenter.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Maurice; son Kent; daughter Judy Lorimor and husband Gary; grandchildren David Lorimor and wife Audra, Nathan Lorimor, Sarah Lorimor and Rachel Beaudoin and husband Christopher; great-grandsons William and John Lorimor; other relatives and dear friends.
Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church or the Betty Hoxie Memorial Fund
Hoy, Marshall "Bud" - Marshall Lee "Bud" Hoy, age 64, of Mathews, North Carolina, formerly from Shenandoah, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 12, 2004, following a mowing accident. A celebration of Mr. Hoy's life will be Friday, 11:00 A.M., at Milgrove United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Heritage Funeral Home in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Interment will be in Michigan at a later time following cremation. Memorials in his honor may be sent to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to his wife and family: Elaine Hoy, 100 Brownstone Court, Mathews, North Carolina 28104. Local contact is at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Hughes, Catherine Margaret Maher - Catherine Margaret Hughes daughter of Jerry F. and Nellie McGarry Maher, was born on July 30, 1913 in rural Imogene, Iowa and passed away on January 1, 2010 at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Growing up on a farm in Mills County, she attended school at Union Grove School and St. Patrick’s in Imogene, Iowa, where she graduated in 1932. She stayed at home with her father and brothers after the death of her mother.
January 22, 1941 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa she was united in marriage to Francis Hughes. To this union eleven children were born: Mary Rose , Jerry, John, Jim, Mike, Theresa, Bernie, Ruth, Raymond, Rita and Steve. Catherine was active in the Altar Society after the children were raised. She also was active in St. Mary’s Guild after moving to Shenandoah in 1981.
Preceding her in death were her mother, father, four brothers, Pat, Frank, Donald and Jerome; her husband, Francis; son Jerry; granddaughter Margi Spencer; and great granddaughter Taylor Ann Gillett. Survivors include, Mary Rose and Phil Gillett, Jan Hughes all of Council Bluffs, Iowa, John and Beth Hughes of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jim and Monica Hughes of Glenwood, Iowa, Mike and Jodi Hughes of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Theresa and Denny Kemp of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Bernie Hughes of Randolph, Iowa, Ruth and Ed Spencer of Bee Bee Town, Iowa, Raymond and Lynette Hughes of Omaha, Nebraska, Rita and Paul Whannell of Glenwood, Iowa and Steve Hughes of Glenwood, Iowa; 42 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Wilma Maher of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with several nieces, nephews and many good friends

Hughes, Jude Michael - Jude Michael Hughes was born on January 7, 1945 in Imogene, Iowa, the son of Leo and Lucille (Regan) Hughes. Jude entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 17, 2009 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Jude was raised in the Imogene area and graduated from Farragut Community School. On October 8, 1965 he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War until October 7, 1971.

Jude was employed by John Gowing Plumbing in Shenandoah. He enjoyed attending early morning mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah. Jude was a kind-hearted man who loved to help others and make people laugh. Some of his interests included spending time with his family, cooking for family and friends, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son in infancy Billy Hughes, a stillborn daughter Barbara Hughes, brothers William “Billy” Hughes and Johnny Hughes and sister Mary Ditmars.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Paul Hughes, Amy Isaacson, Heather Laughlin and husband Jerry and Amy Parker and family; grandsons Ian Isaacson, Owen Laughlin, and Ethan Laughlin; Deb Alexander; brother Joe Hughes and wife Jacque; sister Irene Maca; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Hughes, Mildred Mary McGinnis O'Dowd - Mildred Mary (McGinnis) O’Dowd Hughes, daughter of Edward and Mary (Lynch) McGinnis, was born on June 7, 1912, in Mills County, Iowa, near Imogene. She passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Red Oak, Iowa, at the age of 94.
Millie’s early life was spent growing up on farms in the Imogene area. She attended the Morning Star and Honey Creek country schools before entering St. Patrick’s School in the third grade and graduated from St. Patrick’s with the Class of 1930. Following graduation, Millie attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville, Missouri. She taught elementary school for 20 years in rural Fremont County, Neola, Mapleton and last at Broad Street School in Shenandoah, Iowa. On August 5, 1950, Millie was united in marriage to Gilbert (Gib) O’Dowd at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah. Following their marriage they farmed northwest of Shenandoah. In 1962, they moved to a farm south of Corning, Iowa, with their two daughters. Gib passed away in 1968 and Millie continued to operate the farm until 1977, when she moved back to Shenandoah. She worked as an Avon Representative for a short time in Corning. On November 5, 1977, Millie was united in marriage to George Hughes, Sr., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They enjoyed 11 years of marriage until his death in August of 1988. Millie was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served on the St. Mary’s Church Guild. In Corning, she was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and St. Patrick’s Altar Society. Millie enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, flower gardening and traveling with George. She loved to visit family and attend the grandchildren’s events when possible.
Preceding Millie in death were her parents; her husbands, Gilbert O’Dowd and George Hughes, Sr.; and four brothers, John, Bud, Lou and Art McGinnis. Survivors include her two daughters, Ann O’Dowd of Omaha, NE, and Rosemary (O’Dowd) Jobes and her husband Brian of Grinnell, IA; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Jobes) Gill and her husband Bryan of Johnston, IA and Jeremy Jobes and his fiance Aimee Hanna of Altoona, IA; great granddaughter, Alexa Gill of Johnston, IA; two sisters, Faustina McGinnis and Marcella Ryan, both of Shenandoah, IA; eight step-children, Kathy Hughes, Connie Vondra, Veronica Barry, Joyce Swanson, Martha Fritz, Nordie Vondra and their families, all of Omaha, NE, Pat Hughes and family of Syracuse, NE and George Hughes, Jr., and family of Imogene, IA; other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial services were held on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah. Celebrant was the Rev. Vern Smith. Lector was Jerry McGinnis. Altar servers were Hanna and Amy Fursa. Organist was Mary Beth Gowing. Song leader was Jane Emge. Attending the memory register were Carolyn Ott and Joani McGinnis. Casket bearers were Jeremy Jobes, Bryan Gill, Pat Hughes, Larry Vondra, Ron Wells, Tom McGinnis and Art McGinnis. Ushers were Doug McGinnis and John Ott. Eucharistic Ministers were Karen Walter, Ernie Aust and Vaughn Livingston. Interment was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Imogene, Iowa. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at on the web.

Hullman, Donnell Kent - Donnell Kent Hullman, age 82 of Shenandoah, Iowa was born May 25, 1925 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of John Edward and Jennie (Boyer) Hullman. He passed away on Friday evening, June 1, 2007 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska following a brief illness.
Donnell attended school in Coin, Iowa and graduated from Coin High School in 1942. On October 12, 1945 he was married to Joyce Snedeker in Coin. Donnell and Joyce farmed in the Coin area until 1959 when he went to work for Vet-a-Mix in Shenandoah. In 1971, Donnell began working at Eaton Corporation and retired in 1987 after sixteen years of employment. He enjoyed traveling to see his children, fishing and working for Gibson Farms after his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Joyce and a sister and brother-in-law, Lola and David Finlay.
Survivors include his four children; Bruce Hullman (Linda) of Shenandoah, Iowa, Brian Hullman (Leslie) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Alan Hullman (Shelly) of Lenexa, Kansas, Marian Gilbert (Michael) of Kalamazoo, Michigan; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren and nieces, Beth Keep (Orville) and Beverly White (Ronald) along with many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at the Elmwood Cemetery at Coin, Iowa with Rev. Alan Bash officiating. Visitation was held Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. at the Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials were suggested to the Shenandoah Ambulance Service. Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.


Huntsman, Clarence Charley "Junior" - Clarence Charley “Junior” Huntsman, Jr., was born on March 15, 1943 in Shenandoah, Iowa; the son of Clarence Charley “Scotty” and Beulah Irene (Brown) Huntsman, Sr. Junior entered into eternal rest after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday; October 5, 2008 at the Shenandoah Medical Center.

Junior was raised in Shenandoah and graduated from Shenandoah High School. Following graduation he attended college for 2 years. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard where he served in the Infantry and Rifle Squad from July 6, 1964 to July 5, 1970.

On August 29, 1998 Junior was united in marriage to his partner of 10 years, Phyllis Ann (Baker) Seyersdahl. The couple was married at Lake Icaria in Corning, Iowa.

Junior worked for Safeway in Shenandoah as the Produce Manager and later worked for Jaydon Distributing as a Route Manager. The couple also owned and operated Huntsman’s Café in Shenandoah along with Huntsman’s Car Detailing. Most recently he had employed at Pella Corporation as a Builder Arch 4. After 15 1/2 years with the company he retired, due to declining health.

Some of Junior’s passions included playing golf in his earlier years, bowling, fishing, camping, and hunting for ducks and geese. Junior and Phyllis also took annual trips to Branson, Missouri over the Christmas season to enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights. He was a beloved son, husband, brother, uncle, and friend who will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his father Clarence C. “Scotty” Huntsman, Sr. and a brother Ed Huntsman.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Phyllis of Shenandoah, daughter Melanie Marihugh and husband Josh of Pryor, OK, mother Beulah I. Huntsman of Shenandoah, sister Clara Huntsman of Shenandoah, nephew Mark Huntsman of Shenandoah; and niece Valerie Glenn and husband Ivan of Farragut; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 9, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Jo Anne Johnson. Special music coordinated by Josh Marihugh was "Old Time Rock & Roll", "Gospel Medley" and "Mele Kalikimaka". Attending the memory register were Sharon Price and Valerie Glenn. Caring for the flowers was Faye Hankins. Casket bearers were Jarrett Harms, Travis Paul, Dave Hankins, Ivan Glenn, Dan Anderson, Rex Scheib and Dan Carl. Honorary casket bearers were Richard Price and Mark Huntsman. Military rites were accorded by the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88. Burial was in the Emerson Cemetery. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Huntsman, Edward Lee - Edward Lee Huntsman, son of Clarence “Scotty” and Beulah (Brown) Huntsman, was born on November 19, 1929, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 78.

Growing up in Shenandoah, Ed attended the Shenandoah Community Schools. He graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1947. Following graduation, he attended barber college. Upon completion of barber college he embarked on a long career of barbering over 50 years with most or all of it spent at Andy’s Barber Shop in Shenandoah.

On August 21, 1950, Ed was united in marriage to Florence Anna Soave by the Justice of the Peace in Clarinda, Iowa. They made their home in Shenandoah following their marriage. To this union was born one son, Mark Huntsman. Ed enjoyed pets of all kinds, especially dogs. Also of enjoyment to Ed was fishing and riding around in his red convertible.

Preceding Ed in death were his father and beloved wife, Florence. Survivors include his son, Mark Huntsman, mother, Beulah Huntsman, sister, Clara Huntsman, and brother, Junior Huntsman, all of Shenandoah; and one granddaughter, Joanie Adams, of Texas; other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday morning, April 2, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Rev. Jo Anne Johnson gave the words of comfort. Casket bearers were Mark Huntsman, Mike Bartles, Randy Messenger, Dave Roberts, Tony Roberts and Dave Spangler. Memorials are being directed to the family. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Huntsman, Leonard Lee - Funeral services for Leonard Huntsman age 91, of New Market, Iowa, who died Monday, June 2, 2008 at Mercy Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa were held Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family was held one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be made in Leonard’s name. Memories can be shared with the family on our website at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service of Clarinda, Iowa.
Leonard Lee Huntsman was born July 29, 1916, the oldest son of Ora and Ruth (Hopkins) Huntsman. He was born near Siam, Iowa but moved with his parents north of Bedford where attended country school. He graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1934. During the depression, jobs were hard to come by. In 1936 his parents decided to go west where they did many things from picking up potatoes and picking fruit to cording wood. Then they heard about the gold fields. Leonard worked in the mines until they closed for lack of finding enough gold. He started panning for gold along the American River. When he felt he could support a wife he came back to Iowa and married the girl he left behind, Inez Robinson, on January 25, 1939, Gravity, Iowa. They visited with friends and relatives a few weeks then returned to California and the gold panning. He later got another mining job that lasted until World War II caused them to shut down, and not long after, Uncle Sam called. Leonard was in several eastern states before being sent to Guam.
When he returned home, Leonard did several things before deciding to go into logging. In the meantime, his three brothers, Lloyd, Donald and Dick were out of service so they formed Huntsman Brothers Logging, where they worked for Michigan-California Lumber for twenty five years. After years of logging, they each chose something different. Leonard cam back to Iowa to help his aging parents and started gardening; raising melons and vegetables for sale with his wife working beside him until his health failed him.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Inez Huntsman of New Market; daughter, Janet Ramos and husband, Reve of South Lake Tahoe, California; grandchildren, Jason Huntsman and wife Danielle, Nathan Huntsman, Heidi Graham and husband Timothy, Travis Ramos and Amber Ramos; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Brian Mullen, Alyson and Grace Graham, Jessica Huntsman and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Leonard in death were his parents; son, Dale Huntsman; sister, Eula and her husband Ozza Crew; brothers, Donald Huntsman, Lloyd Huntsman and his wife Madylene, Dick Huntsman; brother-in-law, Edwin Robinson and great-grandson, Timothy Graham.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.

Hutchison, Leonard Ray - Leonard Ray Hutchison was born on December 22, 1927 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Ray and Mary (Jackson) Hutchison. Leonard entered into eternal peace on Thursday, December 31, 2009 in Clarinda, Iowa.

Leonard’s early years were spent in the Coin area where he attended school. He graduated from Coin High School with the Class of 1945. On August 7, 1950 he was united in marriage to Twila Ahrens. Leonard served his country with pride as a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953.

Leonard was a very busy man. He farmed his entire life, was a rural mail carrier for 42 years, and in 1967 bought the Dairy Queen in Shenandoah. Some of his interests, besides working, were collecting Dairy Queen and M&M memorabilia. He was also a member of the Coin United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Twila, parents Ray and Mary, mother and father-in-law Milton and Edna Ahrens, three sister-in-laws Sonja Ahrens, Colene Malmberg, and Rexine Burroughs.

Those left to honor his memory include his children Deborah Christianson and husband Dan and Cindy Anderson and husband Brent all of Shenandoah, Alan Hutchison and wife Denise and Brad Hutchison all of Coin; grandchildren April Binau and husband Josh, Amber Christianson, Chris Fichter, and Heather Hutchison all of Shenandoah, Cathy Lorimor and husband Chris and Rob and Erin Addy all of Farragut, Susanne Collins and husband Dustin of Tarkio, Casey Hutchison and Brianna Fuller both of Coin; great-grandchildren Cayley, Cain, and Camden Lorimor and Anthony Addy; a brother Darrel Hutchison; other family and many friends.

Memorials may be directed to the Coin United Methodist Church.

Hutchison, Twila Lou Ahrens - Twila Lou Hutchison, daughter of Milton and Edna (Heiden) Ahrens, was born on July 16, 1933, at Davenport, Nebraska. She passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 74.

Most all of Twila’s life has been spent in the Shenandoah, Iowa area. Twila received her education at Porter’s Lake School and Shenandoah High School. On August 7, 1950, Twila was united in marriage to Leonard Ray Hutchison at Bentonville, Arkansas. Following their marriage they resided in Coin, Iowa, later moving to Shenandoah. To this union four children were born, Debbie, Cindy, Alan and Brad. She worked at Spurgeon’s Department store for several years before Leonard and her bought the Dairy Queen in Shenandoah in 1967. For over 41 years, Twila was very active in the management and operations of the store until her most recent health issues. Twila was a member of Coin United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, playing cards with her sisters, caring for her flowers and gardening.

Preceding Twila in death were her parents; and two sisters, Colene Malmberg and Rexine Burroughs. Survivors include her husband of over 57 years, Leonard Hutchison of Shenandoah, IA; four children, Debbie Christianson and her husband Dan and Cindy Anderson and her husband Brent, all of Shenandoah, IA, Alan Hutchison and his wife Denise and Brad Hutchison and his wife Sheila, all of Coin, IA; seven grandchildren, April and Josh Binau, Amber Christianson and Chris Fichter, Cathy and Chris Lorimor, Susanne and Dustin Collins, Rob Addy and Ernestina Snyder, Heather and Casey Hutchison and Jesse Polsley; four great grandchildren, Cayley, Cain and Camden Lorimor and Anthony Addy; other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services were held on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Carl Phillips. Attending the memory register was Lois Pease. Memorials in Twila's name are being directed to the Coin United Methodist Church. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


Hutson, Gerald C. - Gerald C. Hutson, age 82, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away September 11, 1997. Private inurnment was held recently in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.
Survivors include his sons, John Hutson of Huntington Beach, California and Jim Hutson of Lubbock, Texas.
Hutson, Nadine N. - Nadine N. Hutson, age 85, of Lubbock, Texas, and formerly from Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2006, in Lubbock, Texas. Private inurnment was held recently in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah.
Survivors include her sons, John Hutson of Huntington Beach, California, and Jim Hutson of Lubbock, Texas.
Hybskmann, Daniel Kent - Daniel Kent Hybskmann, age 71 of Shenandoah entered into eternal rest on Oct. 2, 2009, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dan was born July 24, 1938, in Topeka, KS, to Glenn C. and Sara Elizabeth Hybskmann.
He grew up in Horton, KS, where he developed a life-time passion for hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a 1956 graduate of Horton High School, lettering in three sports, including track. He was on the school’s record-setting mile relay team that won a state championship in that event in 1955. The record still stands. Dan was a 1961 graduate of Kansas State University where he majored in horticulture.

Following a six-month stint on active duty with the Kansas National Guard, Dan was employed for over 20 years by Henry Fields Nursery, Shenandoah, rising to a vice president’s position. He later worked for Earl Mays Nursery, Shenandoah, retiring a few years ago.

Dan was a former member and president of the Lion’s Club, Shenandoah; a member and former president of Twin Rivers Farms, a private hunting club he considered his second home. He also was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Dan was a passionate cook, canner of vegetables, gardener, tree-grafter and Kansas State University sports fan with zero interest in the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

A life-long bachelor, Dan was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Survivors include one sister, Sara Hybskmann Chappell, Lawrence, KS; one brother, Jon William Hybskmann, Topeka, KS; two nieces, and three nephews.

Contributions in Dan's name may be made to Twin Rivers Farm (for arbor development) or the Kansas State University Foundation, 2323 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502 (Daniel K. Hybskmann Memorial Fund.)
Hartman, Harold - Harold Hartman, age 76, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at his home in Clarinda, Iowa surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held 10:30 A.M., Friday, November 22, 2002, at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family was 7-8 P.M., Thursday, November 21, 2002 at Walker-Merrick. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa or to the American Cancer Society. Walker-Merrick is in charge of arrangements. Harold Dean Hartman was born May 24, 1926, in East River Township, Page County, Iowa, to Fred J. Hartman and Stella Blanche (Weaver) Hartman. Harold attended Clarinda High School. He was untied in marriage August 5, 1946 in Troy, Kansas to Jean Combs. Harold farmed and also was employed at the Mental Health Institute and Clarinda Correction Facility. He enjoyed hunting pheasant and deer. He received an Iowa Trophy Deer Hunter award for a 16 point buck in 1966. Harold was a Hawkeye fan and enjoyed Iowa's winning season this year. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren's athletic and musical events. Harold and Jean traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. They drove to Montana every summer and are reputed to know every possible route, gas station, and camping area on the way to Montana. Preceding Harold in death were his parents, brothers: Ural Hartman, Billy Hartman, Robert Hartman, Wayne Hartman, Clark Hartman, sisters: Doris Hicks and Mabel Smith. Survivors include is wife Jean of Clarinda, Iowa, Brother: Russell Hartman and wife Elaine of Buckley, Washington, sisters: Ethel Brockman and husband Bill of Clarinda, Iowa, and Norma Jean Long and husband Fred of Ankeny, Iowa. Harold and Jean's children are Galen Hartman and wife Leanne of New Market, Iowa, Cheryl King and husband Ron