Page County, Iowa - J - obituaries
Jackson, Ada M. "Penny" - Ada M. "Penny" Jackson, 59, of Shenandoah, Iowa, died Saturday morning, April 19, 2003, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Ada Marie “Penny” Jackson, the daughter of William E. and Mary L. (Watkins) Jackson, was born March 10, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, and passed away April 19, 2003, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Growing up and receiving her education in the Shenandoah and Essex, Iowa and Nashville, Tennessee areas, Penny also furthered her education with 2 years of college in Nashville. Moving again to Nashville in the 80s she came back to Shenandoah in 1992. Penny had worked as a nurses aid at Gardenview Care Center and a cashier at Super Value Grocery Store in Shenandoah. She loved her cat, Lucky, and even had a collection of ceramic cats along with other items with cat pictures on them. She enjoyed her home at Autumn Park, playing cards, bingo and spending many hours at her computer. She also enjoyed watching TV. and making video tapes for her many friends.
Preceding Penny in death was her father in 1988 and her mother in 1999.
Survivors include her brother, William Jackson, Jr. of Shenandoah; sisters, Mary Ann Davis and husband, James Lee, of Shenandoah, Nancy Lee Filkins and husband, Fil, of New Braunfels, Texas and Karen Sue Pagington and husband, Ralph, of Memphis, Tennessee; adopted brother, Donald Jackson of Shenandoah plus several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jackson, Anita Joan Lee - Anita Joan Jackson, the daughter of Frank P. and Martha Lea (Burch) Lee, was born March 14, 1935, in Elmo, Missouri and passed away August 13, 2001, at theri home in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Joan grew up in Elmo and received her education in the Elmo school system, graduating from high school in 1954. On June 27, 1953, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, she was united in marriage to Robert D. (Bob) Jackson, and to this union a daughter, Rita, was born. Over the years Joan was employed part-time at Earl May Seed and Nursery, Mount Arbor Nursery and Triple K Manufacturing. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Shenandoah. Joan enjoyed dancing, loved to cook, bake and take care of her family. She was known to be a loving and caring person and an exceptional wife.
Preceding Joan in death were her parents; brother-in-law, Ronald Smith; and special aunts, uncles and cousins.
Survivors include her husband, Bob, of Shenandoah; daughter, Rita Thompson and husband, Bill, of Dearborn, MI; grandchildren, Carly Erwin of Boyne Falls, MI; Adrien Thompson and Bryan Thompson of Dearborn, MI; four great grandchildren; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russell and Wilma Jackson of Shenandoah; several cousins plus other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Joan's life was held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, August 16, 2001 at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Officiating was Reverend Karen Bash and Margaret Woods was the organist. Soloist was Dr. Charles Peterson who sang "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" and "Precious Lord Take My Hand". Serving at the register book was Charlotte Carper and Sally Johnson while Carol Kenyon, Janice Ross, Rosamond Tillman and Jan Warren cared for flowers. Ushers were Darrel Bettis and Paul VanFosson. Casket bearers were Dean Carper, Larry Ecker, Carroll Gutschenritter, Clair Johnson, Dale Jones and Tim Struzenegger. Serving as honorary bearers were Val Aquino, Gary Laughlin, Maurice Spies and Larry Stanley. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah.
Memorial contributions are to be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the Shenandoah Hospice.

Jackson, Betty Lou Irvin - Betty Lou Irvin Jackson was born April 14, 1935 and passed away June 11, 2008 at Shenandoah, Iowa at age 73 years.
She was the daughter of Frank Irvin and Esther Adams Irvin and was formerly of the Blockton and Athelstan areas.
Betty Lou married Wilber Jackson and to this union, three children were born, a son, Gary Jackson, and daughters Donna Weaver and Angie Shields.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985, and her parents, two nephews and one niece.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Gary Jackson and wife, Gayle of Lincoln, NE; Donna Weaver and husband, Mike of Shenandoah, IA; and Angie Shields and husband, Mike of Omaha, NE; one brother, Harold Irvin of Omaha, NE; and one sister, Edna Streitenberger of Bedford, IA; four grandchildren, mark Jackson and Adam Jackson of CA; Michael Jackson and Amanda Shields of Shenandoah, IA as well as a host of nieces, nephews great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 16 at Westlawn Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha, NE. Arrangements were by Braman Mortuary of Omaha, NE.


Jackson, Lena Iona Wyckoff - Funeral services for Lena Jackson, age 88 of College Springs, Iowa, who died Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Westridge Care and Rehab Center were held Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend James Crapson officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa.

Lena Iona (Wyckoff) Jackson was born February 27, 1920 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Harlan Wyckoff and Geneva (Sollars) Wyckoff. She grew up in the College Springs area and was a 1937 graduate of Amity High School. On September 20, 1940 Lena and Durward Glen Jackson were united in marriage at Sidney, Iowa. They were blessed with two sons, Ronald Glen and Kenneth Duane.

Lena and Durward farmed in the College Springs area. Lena enjoyed helping with the farming and raising her two boys. She was a member of the College Springs Methodist Church until it was dissolved and she then became a member of the College Springs Presbyterian Church. Lena was also a member of the Sunshine Club and the Birthday Club.

Lena was an accomplished pianist playing for the College Springs Methodist Church and playing from memory on many occasions at the Eiler House. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, growing flowers, embroidering and cooking. She especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Ronald Glen Jackson and wife Susan of Helper, Utah and Kenneth Duane and wife Mona of College Springs, Iowa; grandchildren, Keith Jackson and wife Kelly of Waukee, Iowa and Jill Price and her husband David of Clarinda, Iowa; great grandchildren, Nickolas and Reid Jackson and Dagen and Annika Price; special friend, Darlene Larabee of College Springs; other relatives and many friends.

Preceding Lena in death were her parents; husband; and infant brother.

Although Lena will be greatly missed,
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.



Jackson, Russell Allen - Russell Allen Jackson, son of Robert Allen and Flossie Fern (Strait) Jackson, was born on May 21, 1930, in rural Red Oak, Iowa. He passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 76.
His early life was spent in rural Montgomery County, Iowa, until the age of five, when the family moved to Shenandoah. He attended the Shenandoah Community Schools with the Class of 1947. On November 30, 1947, Russell was united in marriage to Wilma White at the Shenandoah First Presbyterian Church. Following their marriage they made their home in Shenandoah. Russell served six years in the Army National Guard Company E 2nd Battalion 168th Infantry Regiment of the Iowa National Guard. Russell worked for Green Bay Lumber (United Building Center) as manager for 47 years, before retiring in 1997. Over the years, Russell was involved in the Shenandoah Rotary Club, Elks Club, American Legion, Eagles Club (Charter member), the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, and was a member of the First Christian Church, where he was baptized in 1966. He was a permanent benefactor of the Elks National Foundation. Russell enjoyed the outdoors and particularly enjoyed the activities of fishing, hunting, camping and golfing when time allowed. He also liked bowling and playing cards with his friends.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Wilma; parents; brother, Ronald Smith; sister-in-laws, Bette Barber, Bobbi Smith, Shirlee Bargenquast, Vivian and Joan Jackson. Survivors include his daughter, Pam Ponton and her husband Dave of Shenandoah, IA; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Stacey Burson and her husband Jeff, Amy Vance and her husband Steve and their two sons, Zach and Zane, Shawn Ponton and his son, Bennett, Jeff Ponton and Nikki Ponton; brother, Robert Jackson; nieces, Rita Thompson and Genia Thibault; great nieces, Kristin and Jennifer Thibault; other relatives and many friends. Memorials are being directed to the Shenandoah Elks Club #1122.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Rick Sleyster. Organist was Becky Hoenshel. Vocalist was Dr. Charles Peterson, who sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "On Eagles Wings". Attending the memory register were Lotus Foster and Shirley Pease. Caring for the flowers were Ruth Dwyer and Jamie Skalberg. Ushers were Tim Christensen, Calvin Kinney and Jay Lovitt. Honorary casket bearers were Ron Bartles, Ed Dwyer, Dick Irvin, Darrell Jones and Maury Reavis, also all the Select Motors' employees, Russell's Saturday morning coffee group, and the Elks' afternoon card group. Casket bearers were Eldon Bartles, Richard Blake, Gerald (Shorty) Bredensteiner, Russ Burroughs, Eddie Callahan, Tom Hanna, Dave Helms and Marlin Tillman. Fraternal rites were conducted at the cemetery by the B.P.O. Elks Club #1122 of Shenandoah. The flag was presented to the family by the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88 of Shenandoah. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials are being directed to the Shenandoah Elks Club #1122. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Jaeckel, Dorothy Jacobine Hansen - Dorothy Jacobine Jaeckel was born September 23, 1918 in Grant Township, Cass County, Iowa, the daughter of Hans L. and Anna K. Hansen. She passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Red Oak, Iowa.

Dorothy graduated from Anita High School in 1936. On May 15, 1940, she was married to Wallace Uhlig in Adair, Iowa. The couple lived on a farm near Adair, Iowa until 1952 and was blessed with one son, Calvin. From 1952 to the present Dorothy lived in Shenandoah. On August 2, 1977, she was married to Richard Jaeckel in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

She was a book keeper for Montgomery Wards. She later worked in the Medical Clinic for Dr. Henstorf and Dr. Gee. She then worked for Select Motors until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church from 1952-1972. From 1972 until the present, Dorothy was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed sewing and made many of her own clothes.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard in August of 2007. Survivors include her son, Calvin Uhlig and his wife Mary of Kaneohe, Hawaii; two step sons, Richard Jaeckel, Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska and Gary Jaeckel and his wife Gloria of Derby, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Kristen Uhlig Devlin and her husband Gregory of Upper Derby, Pennsylvania, David C. Uhlig and his wife Katheryn of Silvis, Illinois, Grete Uhlig Muscatello and her husband TJ of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Dr. Elise and Dr. David Allen of Omaha, Nebraska, Andrea Gumucio and her husband Greg of New York City, New York, Christopher Jaeckel of Cleveland, Ohio, Marcia Batchelder and her husband Josh of Denver, Colorado; nine great grandchildren, Leia Devlin, James Devlin, Benjamin David Uhlig, Sonne Muscatello, Lila Muscatello, Reagan Allen, John Allen, Gabriel Gumucio, Henry Batchelder; along with many other relatives and friends.


Jaeckel, Richard Max - Funeral services for Richard Jaeckel, age 89 of Shenandoah will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2007 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. Visitation with the family present will take place on Thursday evening, August 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church or to the Donor’s Choice. The Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Max Jaeckel was born June 27, 1918 near Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Carl Albert and Catherine Elizabeth (Kish) Jaeckel. He passed away on Monday morning, August 27, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Center in Red Oak, Iowa.

Richard grew up in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri and graduated from Westboro High School in 1936. In 1940, he was married to Mabel Lucille Fecher in Hamburg, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Richard Jr. and Gary. Mabel passed away in 1977. On August 2, 1977, Richard was married to Dorothy J. Uhlig in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Richard was a self employed businessman. He owned and operated a mobile home park, a trucking company, a fertilizer plant and was a farmer. He had been a pilot and enjoyed flying his plane. He also enjoyed traveling, gardening and sharing the fruits of his labor, fishing and playing cards. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah and had been a Chapter Advisor for the FFA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mabel, in 1977; a brother, Paul Jaeckel and two sisters, Alma Boehne and Marie Jaeckel at birth.

Survivors include his children, Richard Jaeckel, Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska, Gary Jaeckel and his wife Gloria of Derby, Kansas; step-son, Calvin Uhlig and his wife Mary of Hawaii; seven grandchildren, Dr. Elise Allen and her husband Dr. David Allen of Omaha, Nebraska, Andrea Gumucio and her husband Greg of New York City, New York, Christopher Jaeckel of Cleveland, Ohio, Marcia Batchelder and her husband Josh of Denver, Colorado, Kristen Devlin and her husband Gregory of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, David Uhlig and his wife Katie of Silvis, Illinois, Marianne Muscatello and her husband TJ of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; eight great grandchildren, Reagan and John Allen, Gabriel Gumucio, Henry Batchelder, Leia Devlin, Benjamin Uhlig, Sonne and Lila Muscatello; daughter-in-law, Margaret Jaeckel of Council Bluffs, Iowa; along with other relatives and friends.


Jardon, Robert "Bob" Augustus - Robert (Bob) Augustus Jardon, age 94, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Robert was born on April 27, 1914 to Francis Celestine and Margaret Edna (Bourke) Jardon in the house his father built in Baldwin City, Kansas.
Bob attended Maur Hill High School in Atchison, Kansas, completing their two-year program. He graduated from the Baldwin City High School and then attended a short Agricultural Course at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He grew up dairy and row crop farming and purchased his first farm in 1939 near Baldwin City.

Robert was united in marriage to Lucille Kathryn Laughlin of Imogene, Iowa at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa on September 23, 1943. Following their marriage, Robert and Lucille farmed near Baldwin City, Kansas. In 1947 they moved their farm operation to Randolph, Iowa, where they continued to expand their registered Holstein and row crop farm. Robert was active in the farming operations making management decisions until the time of his death. He combined corn and beans at the age of 91!

Bob was active in Farm Bureau and served as the president of the organization for Douglas County, Kansas. He was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, member of the Kiwanis, and served on the Board of Supervisors in Fremont County for eight years. Bob was very active in Holstein and milk marketing and other farm organizations. He received many agricultural awards throughout his life. Among these are the Wallace Farmer’s Master Farmer Award, and Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association Farm Family of the Year. He was recognized as a leader in the implementation of soil conservation and land stewardship practices.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Lucille; siblings, Sister Frances Marie Jardon, OSB; Francis Jardon and Bourke Jardon; a son-in-law, Roger McCampbell; a grandson, Carl Palmcook; special friend, Norma Maxine; five brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Frank and Laura Jardon of Imogene, Iowa; Ed and Marge Jardon of St. Louis, Missouri; Joe and Mary Jardon of Red Oak, Iowa; John and Margaret Jardon of Downers Grove, Illinois; Marie and Glen Redig of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; Kay and Bill Palmcook of Vulcan, Michigan; Louise and Leonard Untiedt of St. Joseph, Missouri; Julia and Keith Dyche of Shenandoah, Iowa; Norma and Tom Troxel of Farragut, Iowa; Phillip and Denise Jardon of Carroll, Iowa; and Carl and Denise Jardon of Randolph, Iowa; along with 35 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters, Catherine (Jardon) Roos of Shawnee, Kansas; Irene (Jardon) Roos of Mission, Kansas; Marcella (Jardon) Roos of Appleton City, Missouri; and Josephine “Jo” (Jardon) and her husband Ray Braun of Edgerton, Kansas; and three sisters-in-law.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene. Celebrants were Rev. Ken Gross and Rev. Vern Smith. Lector was Marty Maher. Altar servers were Brian and Chelsea Nebel. Organist was Mary Beth Gowing. The duet of Jane Emge and Sue Hanna sang. Offertory was given by Rebecca Jardon, Grace Jardon, Amy Jardon and Katherine Jardon. Ministers of Holy Communion were Denise (Carl) Jardon and Vaughn Livingston. Honorary casket bearers were all of Bob's friends, especially, Maury Reavis, Jerry Head and Michael "Bud" Laughlin. Casket bearers were Dan Jardon, Tim Jardon, Kevin Redig, Wes Gee, Derek Jardon, Ryan Jardon, Mark Jardon, Brian Redig, Kent Dreyer, J. R. Gee and Wyatt Jardon. Caring for the flowers were Louise Ronnau, Suzzie Downey and Mary Jo Sutton. Attending the memory register were Pam Nebel and Melodie Doyle. Ushers were Gary Nebel, James Doyle, George McGargill and Rob Lightfoot. Bell Toller was Michael "Bud" Laughlin. Interment was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Imogene. A memorial is being established. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements


Jenkins, William Earl - William Earl Jenkins was born November 10, 1923 in Laurel, Mississippi, the son of William Earl and Ida Ruth (Craven) Jenkins. He passed away on Friday evening, December 29, 2006 at his home in Clarinda.
In 1945 he was married to Genieve Kalkas in San Francisco, California, to this union four children were born. He served in the United States Army and worked as a mechanic in various service stations for years.
William loved to go fishing, play cards, tell jokes and play the guitar. He played in different local bands. William also had the opportunity to play guitar with Little Jimmy Dickens.
William was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Genieve; an infant brother and one sister, Polly.
He is survived by his four children; Mary Jenkins and her husband Wes of Coal Hill, Arkansas, William Earl Jenkins and his wife Sue of Clarksville, Arkansas, Bonnie Hall and her husband Gary of Clarinda, Iowa, Mike Jenkins and his wife Alfreda of Scranton, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.
Visitaion with the family was held on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Cremation followed with a private family inurnment held at a later date. There was a luncheon and open house at Mr. Jenkins home in Clarinda, Iowa on Wednesday afternoon, January 3, 2007. A memorial fund was established. Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.

Jensen, Kenneth Virgil - Memorial services for Dr. Kenneth Jensen, age 84, of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska were held Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Robert Keefer officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Memorials can be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda Foundation, and Clarinda Regional Health Center Foundation or to the donor’s choice. Memories and condolence may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted tot he Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Kenneth Virgil Jensen was born April 5, 1924 in Kimballton, Iowa. He was the son of Jens Christian Jensen and Agnes Petrie (Jorgensen) Jensen. He moved to Atlantic, Iowa at an early age and graduated from Atlantic High School in 194. Ken was the editor of the school paper, member of the honor society, director of pep band and orchestra. He also participated in theater, music, track and wrestling. Ken enlisted in the United Sates Army in 1942 during World War II and was discharged in 1946.
Ken did his medical studies at the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated in 1949. He was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta academic fraternity and Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity. Ken did his internship at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. He practiced medicine in Newton, Iowa for nine months before volunteering in the United States air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1953.
Ken and Mildred (Millie) Myers were united in marriage in 1947 at Moncks Corner, South Carolina. They were blessed with four children, James Christian, Carol Irene, Thomas Evans and Jeree Kay.
Ken was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. He served as an elder and deacon. He was also an active community member, serving on the Red Cross Board, officer of the Page County Medical Society for many years, director of the Clarinda Foundation. He was one of the organizers and founders of the Clarinda Company (formerly the Nodaway Valley Packing Company); also served on the board and was president for a short time. Ken was a member of the Clarinda Chamber of Commerce, Clarinda Ambassadors, American Legion and a past member of the Clarinda Lions Club.
Ken’s family was his main interest and he also enjoyed his occupation of medicine, playing golf, fishing, hunting, traveling, and reading.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Millie of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Dr. James Jensen of San Luis, Arizona, Carol Hadka and husband Dr. Michael of Downington, Pennsylvania, Thomas Jensen and wife Diane of Sioux City, Iowa, Jeree Robertson and husband John of Overland park, Kansas; grandchildren, Dr. Kenneth Jensen of Union City, California, Dr. Jean Anne Bernardi and husband Dr. Michael of Louisville, Kentucky, Dane Jensen of Providence, Rhode Island, Brain Hadka and wife Carolyn of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, David Hadka of State College, Pennsylvania, Sarah, Kacie and Emily Jensen of Sioux City, Iowa; sister Darleen Gardner of Sparks, Maryland; sister-in-law, Betty Jensen of Atlantic, Iowa; nieces, nephews and many friends.
Preceding Ken in death were his parents; brothers, Rodney Jensen and Dale Jensen; sister Elaine Rovane.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing. Although Ken will be greatly missed, His love and inspiration will live on through his family.

Johnson, A. Elaine Howard - A. Elaine Johnson, age 77, the daughter of Lewis H. and Elsie H. (Anderson) Howard was born October 30, 1928, at Red Oak, Iowa, and passed away September 15, 2006, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Growing up in rural Red Oak, Coburg, Wales, and Hawthorne, Iowa, areas, Elaine attended West Lynn country school and graduated from Red Oak High School in 1946. On May 14, 1950, Elaine was united in marriage to Robert H. D. Johnson at Red Oak and to this marriage Bobette, Connie, Bruce and Brian were born.
After high school Elaine worked for the Thomas D. Murphy Calendar Company in Red Oak, and later as secretary for Tidy House and Lakes Nursery. For thirty three years she and Bob owned and operated the Johnson Tire Company in Shenandoah.
Elaine was a member of the First United Methodist Church of which she belonged to the C. H. B. Class and where she also held various leadership positions through the years. She sang in the church choir and the Sweet Adeline’s Women’s Choir. She was a member of the Shenandoah Music Association, Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Ann’s, and American Legion Golf Club, holding the title as women’s golf club champion for a couple of years plus achieving a hole-in-one in 1974.
Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren were a great enjoyment to Elaine. She also enjoyed music, travel (especially to see her brothers and sisters) and swimming. Elaine was known for her sense of humor, great smile, kindness, gentleness and grace.
Preceding Elaine in death were her parents; husband, Robert, on September 3, 2000; two brothers, Dean and Floyd Howard; and a grandson, Phillip Fife.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Bobette and David Fife of Corning, Iowa and Connie and Charlie Richardson of Shenandoah; sons, Bruce Johnson of Shenandoah and Brian Johnson and wife, Stephanie of Sebastopol, California. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Suzanne Fife, Danyel Foreman, Matthew and Emilee Richardson, Brett, Spencer and Erika Johnson, Ali Burchett, Mitchell Steinkuehler and Andrew Johnson. Others include a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Wilma Howard of Temecula, California; three sisters, Evelyn Roseberry of Mankato, Minnesota, Arlene Bonner and husband, Cliff, of Huntington Beach, California and Susan Douma and husband, Kenny, of Calimesa, California; plus one great grandchild; other relatives and many friends.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Johnson, Charles Elmo - Funeral services for Charles Johnson, age 74 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at his home in Clarinda, Iowa were held Saturday, August 23, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Jerome Wagoner officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Charles Elmo Johnson was born June 7, 1934 at his grandmother’s house in Bedford, Iowa. He was the son of Elmo A. Johnson and Dorothy (Atkins) Johnson. The family moved to a farm north of Clarinda where Charles grew up. He attended Jackson Country School through eighth grade and was a 1952 graduate of Clarinda High School. Charles then attended Iowa State university at Ames for two years.
On September 26, 1954, he was united in marriage at St. John Lutheran Church to Elaine Huseman. They made their home in Clarinda, moved to Arizona for three years and returned to Clarinda where they raised their family. Charles and Elaine were blessed with two daughters, Kara and Jodi.
In his early working career, Charles worked for the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company as a lineman. Upon his return from Arizona, he worked at Optiz Motor Company as a salesman until his retirement.
Charles was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church; he served in many offices and taught Bible Class for many years. He was on the board of Lutheran Family Service for several years. Charles enjoyed life and had many interests and enjoyments. He loved to sing and play his guitar and witness for the Lord. He was very proud of his extended family that encircled him with his travels and performances with the Cowboy Church Band. Charles was a pilot and enjoyed flying. He was the announcer, house parents and supporter of the Clarinda A’s. Charles and Elaine kept in touch with their summer sons who were special sons to them. he loved the country and liked to hunt, fish and “farm”. His family was very important to him; he felt very blessed with his two daughters and two grandsons.
Left to cherish Charles’ memory are his loving wife of over fifty three years, Elaine Johnson of Clarinda, Iowa; daughters, Kara Johnson of Irving, Texas, Jodi Kokenge and husband Chad of Basking Ridge, new Jersey; grandsons, Clark and Reid Kokenge; sister-in-law, Janice Robinson and husband Bill of Bedford, Iowa; brothers-in-laws, James Huseman of Silver City, Iowa, Jerry Huseman and wife Judi of Kansas City, Missouri; uncle, Don Johnson and wife Audrey of Clarinda, Iowa; aunts, Frances Grebert of Clarinda, Iowa, Lucille Talbot of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Betty Simon of Charleston, Illinois; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Preceding Charles in death were his parents; infant son; brother, Michael Johnson; parents-in-law, Ralph and Louise Huseman; uncles and aunts, Berniece Bayless, Henry Atkins, Gwen Roberts, Orville Johnson, Luella Gray, Harry Johnson, Merle Johnson, Florence Marie Stewart.

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

Johnson, Cynthia Lee Kainz - Memorial services for Cynthia Lee Johnson, 61, of Missouri City, Texas, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas were held Friday, July 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Houston, Texas, and Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa, at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Cynthia Lee Johnson went home to her heavenly father Sunday, July 6, 2008. She blessed the earth and will bless the heavens. The world was received a new guardian angel. Cynthia Lee Johnson was born December 23, 1946 in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of John and Lois (Ekman) Kainz. She was a 1964 graduate of Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska and attended the University of Alaska for two years.
Cynthia and Patrick D. Johnson were united in marriage on October 20, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri. Cynthia retired as Director of Information Technology for Foley’s Department Store and Joske’s Department Store. Following her retirement, she was a patient advocate for a doctor’s office.
Cynthia was very active in her church, St. Thomas of Canterbury in Houston, Texas. She was also active in charitable organizations including The United Way, March of Dimes and the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Two of her favorite pastimes were knitting and gardening. The most important thing to Cynthia was her love for her children and grandchild.
Left to cherish Cynthia’s memory is her husband of thirty years, Patrick D. Johnson of Missouri City, Texas; children, Melissa Frampton and husband Jeff of Missouri City, Texas, Jenny Jo Bourque and husband Mike of Omaha, Nebraska, Jeremy Johnson of Denver, Colorado; granddaughter, Raiden Bourque; sister, Carole Rintalan and husband Pat of Eugene, Oregon; parents, John and Lois Kainz of Sacramento, California; niece and nephews, Alana, Chris, Nick and wife Courtney Rintalin; mother and father-in-law, Donald and Audrey Johnson of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Pam Johnson of Clarinda, Iowa; and many friends.
Cynthia will be missed greatly and her memory will live on forever.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

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

Johnson, Dennis Duane - Graveside memorial services for Dennis Duane Johnson, age 82 of Coin, Iowa will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007 at the Elmwood Cemetery at Coin, Iowa. There will be visitation with a meal served following the service on Friday at the Coin United Methodist Church. A memorial fund is being established. Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.
Duane Johnson was born July 20, 1924 at Coin, Iowa, the son of Murray Dennis and Ferne Margaret (Howard) Johnson. He passed away on Wednesday morning, March 7, 2007 at his home northwest of Coin.
Duane was a farmer all of his life. He also operated a welding shop from his home near Coin. On March 19, 1943 he was married to Dorothy Brown in Coin, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Faye Martin and a sister, Marjorie Elizabeth Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of the home; a grandson, Douglas Dean Martin and his wife Bridget of Independence, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Brayden and Sydney Faye Martin of Independence, Missouri along with other relatives and friends.

Johnson, George Alfred Carrol - George Alfred Carrol Johnson, age 93, the son of Carl Alfred Clarence. and Alice (Maxwell) Johnson was born August 13, 1913, at Essex, Iowa, and passed away September 7, 2006, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in the rural Shenandoah and Essex areas Carrol received his education at Mt. Vernon country school for his first 4 years, then Pleasant Hill country school through the eighth grade. He then attended and graduated from Shenandoah High School. After his marriage to Ardella Tripp, they lived and farmed between Shenandoah and Essex for many years. They also milked cows and fed calves. Through the years Carrol worked part time for various local businesses including Farmers Coop, Henry Fields and Cambier Chevrolet.
Carrol was known to be hard working and taught his sons the value of having good work ethics. He enjoyed farming, watching cattle graze, clean fields of soybeans and good tight fences.
For many years Carrol was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Essex and more recently attended Memorial Baptist Church in Shenandoah.
Preceding Carrol in death were his parents; a son, James A. Johnson; wife, Ardella; sister Marvis Stephens; and great granddaughter, Justice Johnson.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Laurie Johnson and John and Kathy Johnson of Shenandoah; daughter-in-law, Kathy Harvey. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Brenda Pudenz and husband, Craig of Kansas City, Kansas, Brian Johnson of Essex, Heath Johnson and wife, Cari of Essex, Ryan Johnson, Joseph Johnson and wife, Hailey, Benjamin Johnson, and Morgan Gates and husband Josh all from Shenandoah; Chris Johnson and wife, Kathy of Sidney, Iowa; Jeff Johnson and wife, Jill of Sidney; Debra Rorebeck and husband, Gary of Council Bluffs, Iowa; plus 18 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Johnson, Greg - Greg passed away on Thursday evening from injuries he received in an automobile accident.

He is survived by his wife Ruby Johnson of Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the family


Johnson, Karolanne E. - Karolanne, age 1 month, passed away on December 26, 2006, at Children's Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE. Her parents are Barbara Good and Charles Johnson. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to Karolanne's parents.

Johnson, Martin - Martin Johnson, age 108, of Essex, Iowa, passed away early Saturday morning, August 16, 2003 at the Elm Heights/Park Crest Care Center in Shenandoah. Memorials may be directed to Faith Covenant Evangelical Church in Essex, Iowa.

Johnson, Mary Louise, Age 70, of Essex, Iowa
Nyman Cemetery


Johnson, Pauline Knox - Pauline Knox Johnson was born to Robert R. Knox and Leona (North) Knox on May 16, 1916, in Essex, Iowa. She passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa, at 92 years of age.

When Pauline was four years old, the family moved from Essex to the Knox family farm northwest of Essex. She attended Windy Summit country school and graduated from Essex High School in 1933.

In 1938, Pauline was united in marriage to Harold (Barney) Johnson. To this union two children were born: son, Robert and daughter, JoEllen.

As a young woman, Pauline worked at the Earl May Seed Company offices in Shenandoah and was trained as a seed analyst. After ten years in that position, she resigned to keep the books for her husband’s trucking business. In 1959, she took a position as Secretary to the Superintendent of Essex Community Schools. She retired from that position after twenty-five years in 1984.

Pauline was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Essex, the Tomorrow’s Club of Essex, the Windy Summit Birthday Club, and served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Essex Public Library for fifty years. In 2006, she was honored to serve as the Grand Marshall of the Essex Labor Day parade. She enjoyed playing bridge, other card games, and in later years, Rummy Cube with friends and family.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and many friends. She is survived by her son Robert (Bob) Johnson and his wife Alicia of Nixa, Missouri; her daughter JoEllen (Johnson) Strittmatter of Darien, Illinois; step-grandchildren Nathan and Rachel Averett of Springfield, Missouri; brothers-in-law Lynn Johnson and his wife Mary Lou of Essex, Raymond Johnson and his wife Janet of Long Beach, California; sister-in-law Willa Mae and her husband Richard Hampton of Payette, Idaho; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Essex, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Pastor Mark Woldruff and Pastor Jerry Lamb. Special music was "Amazing Grace", "In The Garden" and "Mansion Over The Hilltop". Cocalists were Amy Samuelson and Bob Salmon. Organist was Pat Tillman. Dorothy Holmes and Elaine Lindburg attended the memory register. Mary Lou Johnson cared for flowers. Ushers were John Bengston and Glen Confer. Honorary casket bearers were Terry Johnson, Dick Johnson, Harve Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Howie Johnson, Tom Johnson and Darwin Holmes. Inurnment was in Essex Cemetery in Essex, Iowa. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrancs and condolences may be shared with the family at

Johnson, Randall Lee - Randall Lee Johnson, son of Everett Ray and Katherine Johnson, was born in Clarinda, Iowa on Wednesday, March 16, 1949. Randy entered eternal rest on Friday, July 10, 2009 at Hospice of Southwest Iowa in Corning at the age of sixty-years, three months and twenty-six days.
Randy was raised on a farm, loved horses and was involved in the Little Britches Rodeo. Randy was a graduate of Corning High School with the class of 1967 then attended a 2-year business college. Prior to starting his own business Randy worked at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Later, Randy started, owned and operated his own business, RJ’s Plumbing and Heating for 28 years. In his middle, adult years, Randy loved to hunt, fish and was passionately involved with the Adams County Shriners.
He was united in marriage to Cindy Downey, of Corning, on October 1, 2005 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
Randy retired from the Corning Fire Department after many years of volunteer service. He was a long-time member of the Masonic Instruction Lodge #275, the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Corning and the National Guard. Randy loved to golf and was a member of the Corning Country Club. Randy also proudly displayed his ’89 Corvette in parades.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Cindy Johnson; mother, Rose Johnson; daughter, Tina (Chris) Boswell; sons: Andrew (Misty) Johnson and Jeremiah (Lisa) Johnson; step-daughter, Dory (Erik) Clausen; grandchildren: Ashley and Aubrey Boswell, Isabella, Sophia and Cheyenne Johnson and Brayton and Garrick Clausen; brother, Rod (LaVaun) Johnson; sister, Cindy (Jim) Nardini; step-brother, Richard (Sandi) Salen; mother-in-law, Lucille Downey; brother-in-law, Dough (Connie) Downey; two very dear friends: Clint Vardaman and Christi Raasch; his best friend and companion, Skeeter and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, Ray Johnson; birth mother, Katherine Johnson; father-in-law, Calvin Downey and brother-in-law, Curt Downey.
Memorial Services were held on Monday, July 13, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Corning, with the Rev. Lauri Greenlee officiating. There was a private family burial of cremains at the Oakland Cemetery in Quincy prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Southwest Iowa and/or the Adams County Shrine.
On-line condolences may be left at
Pearson-Coen-Beaty Family Funeral Service of Corning was in charge of the arrangements.

Johnson, Richard Lee - No services are planned for Richard Lee Johnson, age 76 of Farragut, Iowa and formerly of Blanchard, Iowa. Mr. Johnson’s body was donated to the Nebraska Anatomical Board for scientific research. There will be a private family burial at a later date. The Selby-Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Lee Johnson was born January 10, 1931 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Homer Frederick and Bonetta Pearl (Rhoades) Johnson. He passed away on Wednesday morning, January 9, 2008 at his home in Farragut.

Richard grew up in the Shenandoah area. After graduating from high school, he served his country in the United States Navy from 1948 – 1952. He later worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Page County secondary roads department until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert Johnson and Fred Johnson.

Survivors include two sisters, Dorene Howrey and her husband Jerry of Omaha, Nebraska and Penny Bowman and her husband Bob of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Johnson, Wayne R. - Wayne, 83, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2007, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, NE, following a brief illness. Memorials are being directed to the Faith Evangelical Church. Burial will take place in the Essex Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Marie Johnson; sons, Phillip and Noral Johnson; and daughter, Judy Larson; other relatives and many friends.


Johnston, Jane - Jane Johnston, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah where she had been a resident. There will be open visitation on Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon until service time. Burial will be in the Farragut Cemetery. A memorial is being established. Preceding Jane in death were her parents and husband, Dale Johnston. Survivors include her two children, Marvin (M. Lee) and his wife Nancy of Renton, Washington and Gloria Johnston of Denver, Colorado


Jones, Alice Mae Findley - Alice Mae (Findley) Jones was born on August 17, 1931 in Estherville, IA the daughter of Clement J. and Gertrude (Bennett) Findley. Alice entered into eternal peace on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at the Shenandoah Medical Center.

She attended school in Lamar, Missouri and graduated with the Class of 1949. In 1949 Alice moved to Shenandoah and worked at the Page Theater until her marriage to Dale E. Jones on June 15, 1952 at the First Christian Church. The owners of the theater, Bob and Mary Lou Holdridge later found out that Alice wasn’t working and asked her to work part-time for them at The State Theater and their Drive In Iowa Theater. Since it was only going to be a part-time job Dale agreed that she could go back to work. The part-time job was almost a full-time job some six years later. Bob and Mary Lou and Dale and Alice became good friends over the years, but Alice would always ask if they knew what exactly part-time work was. In a search to find a job that she could do from home in an effort to be with their children Jeff and Jennifer, Alice decided to start her career selling Avon. She did quite well and served as an assistant district manager for 20 years and sold for the company for over 41 years.

Some of Alice’s interests included putting together jigsaw puzzles, working crossword puzzles, gardening, cooking, baking, and reading. She was a member of the American Legion Post #88 Auxiliary, the First Christian Church, and the Elks Lodge #1122.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, a sister Dorothy Shannon, brother James “Jim” Findley, brother and sister-in-law Charles “Bud” Findley and wife Marg, brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law Herbert Jones and wife Blanche, Floyd Jones and wife Juanita and Kenneth Jones and wife Betty.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 57 years, Dale; son Jeffrey Jones and wife Yong of Lincoln, NE; daughter Jennifer Jones and husband Richard of Platte City, MO; grandchildren Susan Pearce, Kathleen Cheevers and husband Devin, Kevin Jones and wife Megan, and Corey Jones; great-granddaughter Ariya Pearce; sister Margey Medlin and husband Robert of Lamar, MO; brother Harvey Findley and wife Jessie of Baton Rouge, LA; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

Jones, Carl Duane - Carl Duane Jones was born on August 25, 1951 in Shenandoah, Iowa; the son of Raymond O. and Phyllis J. (Ball) Jones. Carl passed away at his home on Thursday, February 19, 2009 following a brief illness.
Carl was born and raised in Shenandoah. As a young boy he enjoyed spending his summers at the pool. At the age of 8 years old, Carl joined the swimming and diving team and managed to do quite well, participating against others much older than he was. During Carl’s high school career he was named State Tennis Champion. Carl graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1969. Following high school he attended Tarkio College and earned his Bachelors Degree in English .
Carl was united in marriage to Eileen Preston and the couple raised their boys in Shenandoah. He worked along side his father, for Jones Plumbing, until his father’s death. He later went to work for Eaton’s Corporation until his retirement in 2007. Following retirement Carl could often be seen on the golf course or riding his motorcycle. A skilled golf shot, earned him a hole-in-one and a new golf cart in 2008, a feat that Carl was quite proud of. He was also an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church , where he served in various positions. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother. Although his time on earth was much too short, his memory will forever remain in the hearts of those whose lives he touched.
He was preceded in death by his father Raymond, brother Phillip and step-mother Mary.
Those left to honor is memory include his sons Nick Preston and wife Leisa of Harlan, IA and Dan Jones and wife Megan of Shenandoah, IA; grandchildren; Cody Newcomb, Jordan Newcomb, Levi Preston, Kendal Preston, Hope Preston, and Rachel Jones; mother Phyllis Gillespie of Joplin, MO; sister Nancy Bailey of Shenandoah, IA; brother Michael Jones and wife Celia of Phoenix, AZ; Rodney Gillespie of Joplin, MO; other family and a host of great friends.

Memorial Services were held on at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev, Lawrence C. Boye officiating. Serving at the memorial register was Gail Kirk, while Jay Lindburg and Keith Harold assisted with ushering. Karen Killion shared her talent at the organ. Special music for the service included, "Amazing Grace", "In The Garden" and "Life Is A Highway". Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday, February 23, 2009, prior to cremation. Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Carl's name


Jones, Doris Maxine Coulter - Doris M. Jones, age 84, of New Market, Ia., passed away on Friday, June 27, 2008 at the Goldenrod Manor Nursing Home in Clarinda, Ia. According to wishes, Doris was cremated.
Doris Maxine Coulter was born January 3, 1924 in Blaristown. Mo., the daughter of Robert and Inez Veralena (Hargis) Coulter.
Survivors include three children, Dannie George (Shirley) Jones of Junction City, Kan., Myrna Kaye Otti of San Antonio, Tex., and Warren (Pricilla) Jones of Junction City, Kan.; also surviving are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son Ralph Gene Jones.
Memorials may be directed to the family for memorial of their choice.
The Cremation Society of Eastern-Central-Western Iowa assisted with arrangements. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home assisted with local arrangements.

Jones, Ida Mae Snyder - Graveside services for Ida Mae Jones, 88, of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Monday, July 14, 2008 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Thursday, July 17, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family was held 10:00 a.m. until service time at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Goldenrod Manor. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service of Clarinda, Iowa.
Ida Mae Jones was born May 2, 1920 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Albert Snyder and Mable Clare (West) Snyder. Her family moved to Clarinda when she was little and she attended schools in Clarinda. On February 6, 1937, she was united in marriage to Darold Lavern Jones at Ellston, Iowa. To this loving union two children were born, Jerry Paul and Karan Kay.
Ida Mae was a cook at the Braddyville School for many years and later was the manager/cook of the State Line Café at Braddyville. She was a wonderful cook and loved to cook for her family also. Her family was very important to her and she enjoyed being with them and teaching her grandchildren card games. She was an energetic person and loved many activities including dancing, fishing, camping and playing Bingo. Ida Mae was a longtime member of the American Legion auxiliary.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jerry Jones and wife Kay of Clarinda, Iowa and Karan Hamilton Pool of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Jerry Hamilton and wife Teresa of Stanton, Iowa, David Hamilton of Stanton, Iowa, Debbie Donahue and husband Brian of Hartley, Iowa, Kathy Keen and husband Alan of Clay Como, Missouri, Mary Jones of Kansas City, Missouri and Paul Jones and wife Shelly of Kansas City, Missouri; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Vivian Tribbie of Homosassa, Florida.
Preceding Ida Mae in death were her parents; husband, Darold Jones; son-in-law, Jim Pool; brothers, Forrest Snyder and wife Lucille, Delbert Tribbie; great-granddaughter, Kaili Jones.
Ida Mae was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her enthusiasm, humor, insight will be missed. Her love and inspiration will live on through her family.

Jones, Micky Joe - Micky Joe Jones was born on January 8, 1968 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Micky entered into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Micky was one of God’s special angels sent here to earth to teach us all a valuable lesson about unconditional love. His parents, James and Vickie Irvin cared for their special son at home until the age of 7, when he went to reside at the Glenwood State School due to his Cerebral Palsy. Years later he would move to Nishna Productions in Shenandoah and later to Midwest opportunities in Corning where he remained until his passing.

Micky worked at Midwest Opportunities doing various jobs with his hands. He would use the proceeds from his job to purchase DVDs, games, do recreational activities, and his favorite purchase, his television. Micky was passionate about Nebraska Football. He loved to watch the “Big Red” and cheer on his other favorite team the Kansas City Chiefs. Mickey also enjoyed playing video games, spending time with his family, arm wrestling, playing Buddy Baseball in Red Oak, and being “the boss”.

Those welcoming Micky into heaven were his father James E. Irvin and his grandparents Hubert and Darlene Jones.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother Vickie Irvin; brothers William “Bill” Jenkins III and James O. Irvin; sisters Darlene Culley and Mindy Irvin; nephews Greg Artus, Zach Jenkins, Dallas Culley and Owyn Runyon; nieces Dakota Culley, Vayda Runyon, Bailey Braymen, and Kayla Jensen; a childhood sweetheart Penny Potts; other relatives and friends


Jones, Paul Edward - Paul Edward Jones, the son of Gerney C. and Mabel C. (Brown) Jones, was born June 18, 1921 in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away November 27, 2002, also in Shenandoah.
Growing up in Shenandoah, Paul received his education from the Shenandoah schools, graduating from high school in 1940. On June 8, 1941, Paul was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Thomas and they were married for 61 years. To this union, six children, Margo Sherry, Paul, Jr., Greg, Andrea, Danne and Gary were born.
In 1942, Paul served in the Air Corps Glider School; training in Tarkio, Missouri, and soon after, continued his service to his country in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was awarded a Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster for his service in the Pacific during World War II. After his tour of duty, Paul attended watch-making school in Kansas City, Missouri and eventually, ran the Modern Jewelry Store in Shenandoah. For most of Paul’s working years, he traveled for PBI Gordon as Director of Sales. Due to poor health, he was forced to retire in 1993.
Paul enjoyed remodeling and refurbishing his rental properties, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family and looked forward to those special occasions when they could all get together. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion Post #88 and Saint John’s Episcopal Church. He was also a former member of Shenandoah Elks 1122, Lions Club, Rotary Club and Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Preceding Paul in death were his parents; son, Paul Jr., stepfather, Carl Seig; sister, Ellen Reavis; brother, Raymond Jones; granddaughter, Kelly Jones; and great grandson, Kyle Bryant.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Jones of Shenandoah; daughter, Margo Sherry Taylor of Shenandoah; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Deb Jones of Shenandoah; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Earl Cowles of Nebraska City, Nebraska; son and daughter-in-law, Danne and Melinda Jones of Des Moines, Iowa; and son, Gary Jones of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister, Rosalie Berglund of Shenandoah; brother, Grover Hankins of Des Moines; 18 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; plus several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Jones, Rolland Edward - Rolland Edward Jones, 84 of Port Orchard, Wash., died November 30, 2008. He was born November 23, 1924 in Clarinda, Iowa to Bert and Nellie Jones. He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1946, Boyles College in Omaha, Neb., in 1949, and City University in Silverdale, Wash., in 1981 with a BS degree in Business Admin. He married Wanda Lea Thomas June 1, 1946 in Troy, Kan.
Rolland worked as Director of Sales for Cascade Natural Gas in Washington for 28 years, retiring in 1991. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-1945 earning medals including WWII Victory and Asiatic Campaign with Bronze Star.
Rolland enjoyed golfing, boating, motorhoming, computers, and his dog Hiedi and cat Dolby. He was a member of Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters of Port Orchard, and the United Methodist Church.
Surviving are wife Wanda; son Barry Jones of Port Orchard; daughters Jana Jones of Olympia, Joni (Michael) Caldon & Shari (Craig) Connell; grandchildren Jeremy Jones, Lon and Kyle Caldon, Jeffery Delagoush, Kara, Thomas and Zachary Connell; great-grandchildren Anna Jones, parker Caldon & Brooklynn Connell. He was preceded in death by son Stephen, granddaughter Jessica, and sister Vonda Rose Leis.
Celebration of life at 1:00 pm at Rill’s Life Tribute Center in Port Orchard on December 5, 2008 with burial following at Sunset Lane Memorial park. Online memorial at

Jorgenson, Marcus Glenn - Memorial services for Marcus Jorgenson, age 84 of Crescent City, Florida, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the Putnam County Medical Center, Palatka, Florida will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, 222 East Washington, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Joedd Miller officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery with Pastor Ed Simmons officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Marcus Jorgenson Memorial Fund. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our web page, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service of Clarinda, Iowa.

Marcus Glenn Jorgenson, 84 of Crescent City, Florida went home to the Lord on January 15, 2008. He passed away at the Putnam County Medical Center in Palatka, Florida following a brief illness.

Marc was born April 22, 1923, in Wakonda, South Dakota, the son of Andrew Jorgenson and Francis (Sweeley) Jorgenson. He grew up in the Yankton and Elk Point, South Dakota area. He left South Dakota and came to Clarinda to work at Berry’s Seed Company where he met Vivian Miller. They were married on March 24, 1948 at the Clarinda Free Methodist Church where Marc was a member. Marc and his family moved to Danville, Illinois where he continued working for Berry’s Seed Company. After leaving Berry’s Seed Company, Marc started his own automotive business in Danville. In 1994, Marc moved to Daytona Beach, Florida and then to Crescent City, Florida in 1999.

Marc is survived by three daughters, Rhonda Jorgenson Haugland and husband Kenneth of Clarinda, Iowa, Vivian Jorgenson Gibson of Clarinda, Iowa, Violet Jorgenson Cimock and husband Larry of Creston, Iowa; step-daughter, Janet Baker and husband Ron of Crescent City, Florida; step-son, James Williams of Titusville, Florida; three brothers, Warren “Dick” Jorgensen and wife Mary of Elk Point, South Dakota, Ron Jorgensen and wife Mary of Ward, South Dakota, Lowell Jorgensen of Elk Point, South Dakota; one sister, Elizabeth Fiedler of Mesa, Arizona; brother-in-law, Rev. Joedd Miller of Phoenix, Arizona; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Marc in death were his parents; two wives, Vivian Miller Jorgenson and Mildred Carter Jorgenson; two brothers, Dale and Jerry and one great granddaughter.

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