Page County, Iowa obituaries L names


Lacox, Rex Eugene - Rex Eugene Lacox, 81, was born November 4, 1927 in Nodaway, Iowa, to Emory and Ferris (Bricker) Lacox. Rex attended the Nodaway Country School through the eighth grade. He farmed with his dad until 1952 when he was drafted into the Army and served in Korea for fifteen months. Rex returned from the service with an honorable discharge in 1954. On September 16, 1962, he married Marjorie Farrens and they farmed north of Guss, Iowa for twenty-six years. They moved to Clarinda in 1986 when Rex retired. Rex spent a lot of time hunting and fishing. He enjoyed tinkering with vehicles and woodworking. Rex passed away suddenly July 30, 2009 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center in Clarinda, Iowa.
Rex is survived by his loving wife Marjorie Lacox; children, Virginia Beason of Clarinda, Iowa, Dale Lacox of Clarinda, Iowa and Gail Lacox and his wife Georgiana of LeGrand, Iowa; grandchildren Jo Beason, Carrie Beason, Shawn Beason, Kylie Lacox, Cassidy Umbdenstock, and Hunter Umbdenstock; brother-in-law Paul Palmer of Mountain Home, ID.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Palmer.

Graveside services for Rex Eugene Lacox were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday August 1, 2009.A memorial fund is suggested by the family to the American Cancer Society. at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. The Tradition of Walker-Merrick Funeral Home provided arrangements.


Lancon, Tabitha C. Rodriguez - Tabitha passed away suddenly at her home as a result of an accident. Memorials may be directed to the family in lieu of flowers to assist with the funeral expenses.

A prayer service will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Tabitha C. (Rodriguez) Lancon was born on July 19, 1980 in Hamburg, Iowa the daughter of Sandy Rodriguez and Donald Fender. Tabitha departed this life on Saturday, November 28, 2009, along with her beloved cousin Shyla Rodriguez.
Tabby’s early years were spent in Shenandoah, Clarksville, TN, and other Southwest Iowa communities. Shenandoah was always a place where Tabby called home and where she enjoyed spending time with her sister and grandmother. While living in Shenandoah she attended grade school and middle school. She attended high school in Creston and received her GED from Iowa Western Community College.
On March 10, 2003 she was united in marriage to William Anthony Lancon in Biloxi, Mississippi. The couple resided in Biloxi before moving to Shenandoah and most recently Clarinda. They were blessed with the birth of two sons, Tristen and Seth. She loved being a mother and her greatest accomplishment, was definitely her children.
Tabby worked for several local businesses including Elm Heights, Earl May, Dollar General, Wal-Mart, NSK, and most recently Conagra Foods. She was a member of the Shenandoah PTO, Girl Scouts, RCI, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Biloxi where she joined the church on Easter of 2004. Some of her interest included listening to music, sewing, fishing, dancing, and attending concerts.
Tabby was a survivor! She and her family endured the devastation of Hurricane Katrina which destroyed their home and all of their belongings. Most recently she had just won her battle over esophageal cancer. She has fought a hard fight and has finished the race, her victory has been received.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather William Rodriguez, great-grandmother Maymie Lewis, great-grandpa Toby Lewis, uncle Carl Ray Gibson, father-in-law Terence G. Kent, and cousin Shyla Rodriguez.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband William Lancon and their children Tristen and Seth; mother Sandy Adams; sisters Amber Rodriguez and husband John and Jessika Fender; brother Alex Fender; grandmother Bobby Rodriguez; nephews and nieces Frankie, Christopher, Maygen, and Jesi Rodriguez; aunts and uncles Karen Rodriguez, Terry Rodriguez and wife Julie, Nancy Terrones, and Linda Gonzales; sisters of the heart Nina, Serita, and baby girl Olivia; best friend Kim Griffen; father Donald Fender; mother-in-law Teresa Kent; other family, friends, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Lane, Winifred Newman - Winifred Newman Lane was born on October 30, 1918, in Shenandoah, Iowa to John W. and Zella Newman. She was the fifth of seven children. Her mother died before she was five and thus lived with her grandparents, Henry and Susan Vickers the years before her marriage.

Winifred married Fred Clay on June 2, 1937. To this union five children were born: Delbert Lee Lane of Barry, TX, Veryl Dean Lane of Colorado Springs, CO, Zella Joan Lane Gerdts of Hortonville, WI, Fred Curtis Lane of Chariton, IA and Lynne Alice Pearson of Corsicana, TX. There are sixteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Winifred lost her husband Fred on December 22, 1986, and moved to Texas where she lived since 1987. She was a farmer's wife, loved to garden, raise chickens and loved her family and Jehovah. She has seen much sorrow but has always had love around her all her life through all the hardships she has seen.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral was in charge of the local arrangements


Larsen, Rhonda Jean Adair - Funeral services for Rhonda Larsen, age 45 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Friday, September 7, 2007 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillside Missionary Church with Reverend John Clark officiating. Burial was in the Polsley Cemetery, rural Yorktown, Iowa.

Rhonda Jean Larsen was born June 14, 1962 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth Harold Adair and Myrna Rose (Dorl) Adair. Rhonda grew up in Clarinda, Iowa and was a 1981 graduate of Clarinda High School. She was united in marriage to Keith Larsen. This union was blessed with three children; Cody, Brooke and Katie.

Rhonda was a Certified Nurse Aide. She worked as a C.N.A. at the Clarinda Mental Health Hospital for thirteen years and prior to that at a nursing home. Rhonda had also worked as a waitress at the Ice House.

Rhonda enjoyed bowling. She also enjoyed camping with the family and watching television soap operas. Rhonda was a fan of stock car races and especially enjoyed watching Keith participate in the races. She loved her family very much and they were very important to her.

Rhonda is survived by her husband Keith Larsen of Clarinda, Iowa; daughters, Brooke Larsen and Katie Larsen of Clarinda, Iowa; father, Kenneth Adair of Shenandoah, Iowa; mother, Myrna Adair of Clarinda, Iowa; brothers, Leanard Adair and wife Justine of Tyron, Oklahoma, Curtis Adair and friend Patty Westover of Clarinda, Iowa; sisters, Roberta Martin of Clarinda, Iowa and Deb Park and husband Jim of Bedford, Iowa; parents-in-law, Leon and Kila Larsen of Yorktown, Iowa; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Rhonda in death were her paternal and maternal grandparents and son, Cody Alan Larsen.

Rhonda was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all of her family and many friends.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

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

Larson, Arthur D. "Art" - Art passed away on Monday, December 4, 2006, at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to either the First Christian Church of Shenandoah or the Alzheimers Association or to the Shenandoah Rotary Club Scholarship Fund. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arthur David Larson, son of David and Alice (Johnson) Larson, was born on August 4, 1920, in Carrington, North Dakota. He passed away on Monday, December 4, 2006, at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa, following a brief illness at the age of 86.
When Art was four years old, his father died and his family moved from North Dakota to Farnhamville, Iowa, to be near Alice’s parents. He attended school in Farnhamville and graduated from Farnhamville High School in 1939. As a young man, Art delivered large blocks of ice to local residents for their ice boxes. He also delivered newspapers and drove a school bus. He later operated the Phillips 66 tank wagon and helped his brother Alex in his gas station.
On July 31, 1955, Art was united in marriage to Patti Sue Trullinger at the First Christian Church in Shenandoah. Following their marriage, they resided in Farnhamville until they moved to Shenandoah in 1957, where he operated Larson’s 66 Station. Art and Pat and their two daughters, Pam and Penny, moved to Bedford, Iowa in 1968. Art worked at the Bedford Hy-Vee Store until his retirement in 1983. They returned to Shenandoah where he and Pat were active in the First Christian Church. Art was also a member of the Shenandoah Rotary Club and in recent years was made an honorary member. He was also a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge AF and AM.
Art loved watching sports and cheered loudly for the Cubs, Bulls and Vikings. He enjoyed gardening and fixing things. He also looked forward to his daily walk to the Donut Stop. He dearly loved his grandchildren. He and Pat had fun taking Matt and Steve on several vacations.
Preceding Art in death were his parents; brother Leonard; sister Emma; son-in-law Mark Churchill; and mother and father-in-law, Roy and Nina Trullinger. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Pat of Shenandoah, IA; two daughters, Pam Hartstack and her husband Dave of Clarinda, IA, and Penny Billings and her husband Kit of Shenandoah, IA; five grandchildren, Matt Churchill, Steve Churchill, Beth Hartstack, Joel Hartstack and Julia Billings; three brothers, Edd Larson of Forest City, IA and Alex and Leslie Larson, both of Farnhamville, IA; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 7, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Karen Bash. Special scripture was read by the Rev. Kit Billings. Pianist was Sydney Vogel. Soloist was Jon Vogel, who sang, "The Lord's Prayer". The congregation sang "It Is Well With My Soul". Attending the register book were Mary Alice Johnson and Carol Jones. Caring for the flowers were Sally Johnson and Carolyn Steinbrink. Ushers were Jim Androy and Jim Wilson. Honorary bearers were all of Art's friends at the Donut Stop. Casket bearers were Dave Hartstack, Rev. Kit Billings, Matt Churchill, Steve Churchill, Clair Johnson, Howard Johnson and Tom Beavers. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to the First Christian Church, Alzheimers Association, or the Shenandoah Rotary Club Scholarship Fund. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Larson, Grace Georgine Wallin - Grace Georgine Larson passed away in her home Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the age of 91. Grace was born September 16, 1917 near Bethesda, Iowa to Alfred and Antonia (Lindberg) Wallin. She was the second of four children including Margaret, Jean, and Dale. Grace graduated from Clarinda High School, Clarinda, Iowa in 1934 and Clarinda Junior College in 1936. Following graduation she taught school in rural Page County at Goldenrod, Woodlawn, Maple Hill and Coburg Schools from 1936-1945. On December 25, 1942 she was united in marriage to Charles Larson. After a time in World War II service, the couple returned to rural Page County where they farmed near Bethesda. To this marriage four children were born: Sherrill, Phil, Alan and Joan. In 1980 Charles retired and they moved to Clarinda where he managed farms until 2007. They were married for 66 years.
Grace was a lifelong member of Bethesda Lutheran Church and active in Bethesda Lutheran Church Women. She was a member of HGL Club, PEO, and the Clarinda Garden Club. She enjoyed her family, quilting, bird watching, flowers and music. She sang for many years in the Bethesda choir.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Margaret and Jean.
Survivors include her husband, Charles of Clarinda; children: Sherrill Lisle and husband Bill of Clarinda, Iowa, Phil and wife Pat of Washington, D.C., Alan and wife Beth of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Joan Eckert and husband Scott of Scottsdale, Arizona; brother Dale Wallin and wife Lois of Red Oak, Iowa; grandchildren, Matt and wife Allison Lisle, Mary and husband Brad Landhuis, Dr. Cara and husband Sekou Biddle, Greg Larson and wife Lauren Healy, Matt Larson, Max Rankin, Michael Eckert, and Marshall Eckert; great-grandchildren: Niklaas and Kate Landhuis, Isabella and Jackson Lisle, Theodore and Rashad Biddle, Sabrina Elliott and Gabriel Rankin.

Funeral services for Grace will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009 at Bethesda Lutheran Church with Rev. Jerry Lamb officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Bethesda Lutheran Church. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa provided arrangements.

Larson, James August - Services for James August Larson, 83, of Clovis, New Mexico were held Saturday, March 13 at Sandia Baptist Church with Rev. Wes McAfee and Rev. Chris Mullennix officiating. Burial followed at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Villisca, Iowa to Chres and Margaret E. Bolt Larson. He died at Plains Regional Medical Center. Jim married Elsie McCoy, the prettiest girl he had ever seen, August 28, 1951, in Nebraska City, Neb. He was a Service Representative for J.I. Case Tractor Company. He served in the United States National Guard.

He was a member of the Clovis Masonic Lodge #40 AF&AM and was a longstanding member of Sandia Baptist Church. Jim loved working on small engines in the shop he built, reading Louis L'Amour books, and watching John Wayne movies. His quick wit and the twinkle in his eyes made it impossible to escape his charm.

He had a great amount of common sense and a gentlemanly way of sharing it. He was a great listener who put thought into advice he shared and the gifts he gave. Jim was everything a man is supposed to be for his family and neighbors. He was appreciated for his dependability. Most of all, he will be remembered for his stories, long or short, almost always with a touch of humor, even if the subject was serious.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first son, James W. Larson, and his beloved Elsie.

He will be dearly missed by one son, Charles A. Larson and Tonya of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandsons, Seth, Nathan, James and Michael; two granddaughters, Diamond and Hailey; three brothers, Paul Larson of Casper, Wyo., Kenneth Larson of Brookville, Ohio, Loren Larson of Red Oak, Iowa; one sister, Mary Rosch of Red Oak, Iowa; brothers-in-law Paul and Lois McCoy of Red Oak, Iowa, Glenn and Barbara of Centralia Ill., Donnie McCoy of Northboro, Iowa, Frank and Karen McCoy of Shambaugh, Iowa, Robert and Pauline McCoy of Creston, Iowa, Jerry McCoy of Louisville, Colo.; sisters-in- law Donna McCoy of Pittsburg, Calif., Carolyn Hason of South Dakota; also lots of nieces, nephews and family throughout the United States.

Casketbearers were Jay James, Artie James, Ken Carlson, Mike Chisum, Rex Chisum, Bryan Boone, Tommy Hohstadt and Bill Reed.

A measure of Jim's value can be seen in the quality of people that watched after him in his final days. A special prayer is said in gratitude for those friendships.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home in Portales, New Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis, New Mexico. You may sign the online guest register at


Larson, Maxine Clara Hookham - Maxine Clara Larson, the daughter of Robert and Lavinia Hookham, was born August 27, 1924, at Coin, Iowa, and passed away December 24, 2002, in Blanchard, Iowa.
Growing up in the Coin area, Maxine received her education in the Shenandoah, Iowa school system. During her working years, she was employed by Lakes Nursery. She attended the Blanchard United Methodist Church. Maxine enjoyed going for rides, attending musical programs, especially country church musicals, but most of all, she enjoyed being with her family.
Preceding Maxine in death were her parents; daughter, Jeanitta Brownfield; brothers Vern and Robert Hookham; sister, Ruth Hookham; and grandsons, Jason McBrian and Steven Hookham.
Survivors include her children, Roy Hookham and wife, Peggy, of Farragut, Iowa, Regina McBrian and husband, Larry, of Grant City, Missouri, Anthony Larson and wife, Marty, of Denver, Colorado, Leslie Larson and wife, Karen, of Blanchard, Iowa, and Leonard Larson, and wife, Lena, of Bedford, Iowa. Also surviving are her children, Wanitta Pratt of Blanchard, Rochell Morris and husband, Jerry, of Coin, Rosalie Miller of Blanchard, Dianna Larson of Burnsville, Minnesota and Darryl Larson and wife, Terry, of Blanchard, 25 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild plus other relatives and friends.

Snow Hill Cemetery






Larson, Robert Alan "Bob" - Robert “Bob” Larson, age 55, of Clarinda, Iowa, went to his heavenly home on Monday, September 7, 2009 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Daryl Tompkins officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa.

Robert Alan Larson, son of Willard and Myrtle (Otte) Larson was born on June 9, 1954 in Clarinda, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda. Bob graduated from Clarinda High School in 1972. Following graduation he farmed and later worked at NSK while pursuing his Electrical Mechanical degree at IWCC. Bob and Lonny Arp were united in marriage on December 15, 1978. They were blessed with two sons, Luke and Asa.

Bob was a hard worker and will be fondly remembered for his kindness, generosity and helpfulness to his family and friends. He worked at NSK Corporation for many years as a Maintenance Tech and he also managed rental properties. Many of those close to him have also enjoyed the products of his gifted carpentry and handy man skills.

Preceding Bob in death were his parents and his loving wife Lonny on August 9, 1990.

Robert is survived by his sons, Luke Larson and wife Stacey of Ames, Iowa and Asa Larson and Tracy and grandchildren, Justice and Thea of Omaha, Nebraska; brother, Donald Larson and wife Jackie of Beloit, Kansas; sister, Rosalie Neumeyer and husband Mark of Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Kennard Larson and Dixie of Kearney, Nebraska; twin sister, Rebecca Clemens and husband Bill of Marshalltown, Iowa; parents-in-law, Reverend Gary and Marjorie Arp of Marion, Iowa; brother-in-law, Reverend Wally Arp and wife Lois of Winter Springs, Florida; sisters-in-law, Becky Lehenbauer and husband Steve of Winter Springs, Florida and Christy Mayer and husband Dwight of Essex, Iowa; Aunt Selma Werner of Oviedo, Florida; Uncle Lowell and Aunt Marcella Lines of Clarinda, Iowa; Adam; Heidi; Tyler and Tayler; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Lashier, Charles "Neil" - Charles “Neil” Lashier, the son of Charles Augustus and Edna Mae (Pattee) Lashier was born on February 10, 1924 in Early, Iowa and entered into eternal rest in Shenandoah, Iowa on July 16, 2008 at the age of 84 years 5 months 6 days. Neil was baptized at the Methodist Church in Early and attended Delaware Township School in Nemaha, Iowa. Neil graduated in 1941 from Nemaha High School. He was drafted into military service in the US Army on April 3, 1943. Neil was part of the 110th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion that landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). Neil’s Battalion participated in many key World War II battles, including the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge and the capture of the bridge at Remagen. He was honorably discharged January 2, 1946. Neil was awarded the European Theater of Operations ribbon, 5 Battle Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead during his military service. He returned to Sac County where he farmed. On February 15, 1948, he was united in marriage to Vivian Deibert at the First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. Neil enjoyed a long career in agriculture related businesses, including 16 years as Manager of the Fremont County Coop in Farragut, Iowa. In his retirement years, he greatly enjoyed driving school bus for the Farragut Community School system.

Neil was an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church in Odebolt, serving on the Session and Board of Trustees. He served as Scout Master and Fire Chief in Odebolt and was active in the American Legion. While living in Farragut, he was active in the Methodist Church, and served in several civic offices, including Mayor of Farragut, City Council, Fire Department and Kiwanis.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 88 of Shenandoah for 34 years, First United Methodist Men, and Chancel Choir.

Neil enjoyed sports both as a spectator and participant, especially golfing, bowling, fishing and watching any activity his children or grandchildren participated in while he “officiated” from the bleachers. He was particularly proud of his garden, and shared his produce with family and friends.

Neil was honored to attend ceremonies in Normandy, France, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. He was proud to attend the dedication ceremony of the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Neil is survived by his wife of 60 years, Vivian, of Farragut, daughter Jayne Harter and husband Gary of Ida Grove, Iowa, sons Charles and wife Vicki of Lenexa, Kansas, Jon and wife Lynn of Gulf Breeze, Florida, David and wife Jacque of Shenandoah, Iowa, Scott and wife Teri of Blair, Nebraska, Mark and wife Laurie of The Woodlands, Texas, Christopher and wife Christin of Waukee, Iowa and his sister Celesta Jennett of San Jose, California, 26 Grandchildren: Todd (Angie) Kollbaum, Heidi (Jeremy) Collins, Sara Harter, Kevin Harter, Craig (Sara) Harter, Jill (Bradd) Schulke, Jodi (Birch) Savoie, Jayme Lashier, Jacey Lashier, Nicole (Dave) Loveday, Natalie Lashier, Megan (Josh) Potters, Derek (Griselda) Hoffman, Jennifer (Todd) Samuels, Jessica Lashier, Molly Lashier, Lindsay Lashier, Andrew Lashier, Margaret Lashier, Jud Krein, Chelsea Lashier, Caitlin Lashier, Keenan Lashier, Courtney Lashier, Nicholas Lashier, Bryant Lashier,16 Great Grandchildren: Zachary, Jordan, Emily, Ryan and Abigail Kollbaum;Tyler and Tiana Collins; Olivia and William Harter; Arana Schulke; Tyler and Stayton Savoie; Kira and Mackenzie Loveday; Riley and Madison Potters; and sister-in-law Margie Loger of Odebolt as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and his faithful dog, Pal.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edna, and sisters Lucille, Shirley and Norma.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Clark Finehout and Rev. Fred Bryson. Soloists Rev. Todd Kollbaum and Stan Orton were accompanied by organist Becky Hoenshel. Special music for the service included "The Lord's Prayer", "How Great Thou Art", "Hymn of Promise" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus". Casket bearers were Charles Lashier, Jon Lashier, David Lashier, Scott Lashier, Mark Lashier and Christopher Lashier. Honorary casket bearers were "All of Neil's friends". Attending the memory register were Charlotte Ditmars, Marilyn Phipps, Becki Sickman and Zoe Young. Ushers were Alan Armstrong, Fred Cline, Darrell Jones, Gordon Jones, Gaylen Lundgren and Jim Sligar. Military Rites were given by American Legion Post #88 of Shenandoah, Iowa. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa. Memorials can be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Shenandoah. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family on the web at Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


Lasley, Zola Nina Myers - Zola Nina Lasley passed away at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska on February 17th, 2009. Zola was born to Elva and Lorraine (Goucher) Myers on November 16th, 1923 in Coffey, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Theodore Lasley on June 15, 1940 in Maryville, Missouri. Zola worked in several kitchens and was a cook at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital for 17 years, retiring in 1986. She loved flowers, collected salt and pepper shakers, and enjoyed friends and family.
Zola was preceded in death by her parents Elva and Lorraine Myers, an infant son, and her husband Theodore in 1980, sisters Lola Dina White, Edna Gray, Beulah Caraway, Faye Murray, Mildred Borden, Delores Jones, and Darlene Casteel and brothers Orville Myers and Olin Myers.
She is survived by children Patricia Welch, Marjorie and husband Randy Young, Raymond Lasley and Byron and wife Vickie Lasley, all of Clarinda; twelve grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 ½ great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tom Swafford officiating. Interment and graveside rites were given at Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.

Lathrop, Mary Louise Bradley - Graveside memorial services for Mary Louise Lathrop, age 87, of Clarinda, who died Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at Westridge Care and Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Friday, July 13, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Clarinda Cemetery with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Memories may be shared at Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service, Clarinda, Iowa.

Mary Louise Lathrop was born April 15, 1920, in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Charles Ellis Bradley and Lola Livingston (Fisher) Bradley. Mary Louise was raised in Clarinda and was a 1937 graduate of Clarinda High School. She was also a graduate of American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. Following graduation, Mary Louise lived in California, Omaha, Nebraska, and Clarinda and settled in southern California in 1953. She was employed as secretary at Sweinhart Electric until her retirement in 1985.

On January 29, 1955, Mary Louise was united in marriage to Robert Stephen Lathrop at Las Vegas, Nevada. After visiting in Clarinda several times for Mary Louise’s class reunions, Robert liked the area so well that they returned to her home town of Clarinda to live, July 22, 1998.

Mary Louise is survived by nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding Mary Louise in death were her parents; husband, Robert Stephen Lathrop,( June 30, 2007); infant son, James Thomas Merrins; brother, Byron Bradley; sister, Joanne Shaulis.

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


Latimer, Lyle Barrett - Lyle Barrett Latimer, age 89, the son of Hugh and Irene (McAllister) Latimer was born June 15, 1917, near Northboro, Iowa, and passed away December 2, 2006, in Clarinda, Iowa.
Growing up near Northboro, Lyle graduated from the Northboro High School and earned an A.B. degree from Tarkio College in 1939, a Master’s of Science degree from Drake University in 1946 and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Nebraska in 1964.
From 1942 to 1945 Lyle served his country during World War II. He served as a tail gunner on a B-24 with the 44th Bombardment Group of the Army Air Corps, taking part in thirty-one combat missions, including the D-Day attacks, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four clusters.
On June 2, 1946, Lyle was united in marriage to Harriette Elaine Roscoe, his bride of sixty years. To this union four children, Gary, Mary, Sherry and Larry were born.
From 1939 to 1966 Mr. Latimer was employed as a teacher and principal at Farragut Community Schools in Farragut, Iowa. He was an education field supervisor for Western Illinois University from 1966 to 1968; coordinator of special services for the Council Bluffs Community Schools in Council Bluffs, Iowa from 1968 to 1973; director of special education, Area 15, Ottumwa, Iowa office from 1973 to 1978; staff psychologist at Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, Vinton, Iowa from 1978 to 1979; and an education administrator at the Glenwood State Hospital School in Glenwood, Iowa from 1979 until his retirement in 1982.
While active in the Iowa State Education Association, Mr. Latimer served on the State Board of Directors, as well as at the county, district and national levels. He was a life member of the Education Association. His most prized achievement was being named to the Honor Roll of Iowa Educators by the members of the Farragut school staff, thus having his name listed at the Iowa State Education Association’s Salisbury House, State Headquarters Building in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Latimer was also a member of the Congregational Church in Farragut.
Survivors include his wife, Harriette of Shenandoah; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Janet Latimer of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jerry Holbrook of Tucson, Arizona; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Paul Honnold of Clarinda, Iowa; and son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Deborah Latimer of Topeka, Kansas. Also surviving are grandsons, Douglas Latimer of Minneapolis Minnesota, Jason Latimer of Lincoln, Brad Honnold of Clarinda, Iowa, Brian Honnold of New Orleans, Louisiana, and B.J. Honnold of Ames, Iowa; and a great granddaughter, Ali Honnold of Malvern, Iowa. Others include a brother, Eugene Latimer of Indianola, Iowa; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen Laughlin of Lincoln and Mildred and Richard Greedy of Wenatchee, Washington; plus several nieces, nephews

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Latta, Lila Lee Bartles - Lila Lee Latta, age 80, the daughter of Merle and Emmer (Alley) Bartles, was born January 4, 1926, at Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away July 27, 2006, in Hurst, Texas.
After graduating from the Northboro, Iowa high school in 1943 Lila was united in marriage to Lloyd Latta, Jr. on June 10, 1944, in Shenandoah. To this union, Bart and Lanis were born.
As a wife of a military officer, Lila was able to travel to many places in the United States and overseas. She was an active life long member of the United Methodist Church and in recent years the Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown, Iowa. She especially enjoyed teaching Sunday school and belonging to the United Methodist Women having served as Past District President and Lay Leader in Fort Worth, Texas. She enjoyed belonging to the Grey Ladies at the Air Force Base Hospital in London, England. She was also instrumental in starting the Dr. Laubauch Center for Teaching English, to be taught as a second language in Tustin, California.
Lila loved her children and grandchildren, sharing in their many activities through the years.
Preceding Lila in death were her parents; and her brother-in-law, Jerry Trullinger.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bart and Brenda Latta of Marshalltown; daughter and son-in-law, Lanis and Dr. Carlton Pittard of Bedford, Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren, Amy Loevy and husband, Walt, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John Pittard and wife, Christina, of Colorado Springs, and Andrew Pittard of Bedford; two step grandchildren, Grant and wife Jill Pittard of Grapevine, Texas and Jan Pittard of Grapevine, Texas; four great grandchildren; and five step great grandchildren. Others surviving are sisters, Liva Eitzen and Loretta Trullinger from Marshalltown; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Laughlin, James "Gary" - James “Gary” Laughlin, 68, son of James Louis and Marie (Carr) Laughlin, was born on February 24, 1939, at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Gary was raised on a farm 10 miles from Imogene, Iowa. He attended St. Patrick’s Academy in Imogene through the 8th grade and then attended Shenandoah High School, graduating with the Class of 1957. During this time he was active in FFA and enjoyed helping his father on the farm. Gary then attended Creighton University in Omaha, receiving a Degree in Pharmacy in 1962.
On November 24, 1962, Gary was united in marriage to Mary Ellen “Mem” Minette in Columbus, Nebraska, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Following their marriage they made their home in Omaha before moving to Shenandoah in 1964. To this union two children, Scott and Joe were born.
While still in high school Gary began working at Jay’s fountain. While attending Creighton, he worked in Jay’s pharmacy and later for McDonald Drug in Omaha. Following his graduation in 1962, he worked at the Cogley Clinic in Council Bluffs. In 1964, he returned to Jay Drug and became manager in 1970. In 1984, he purchased the store.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knight of Columbus, Shenandoah Tennis Association, former member of Rotary, the Iowa Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmacists Association. In his spare time, Gary enjoyed tennis, bridge, photography, reading and attending plays and concerts. He particularly enjoyed attending the events his grandchildren were in. He loved attending mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the related activities such as the softball games and special events. He also loved visiting and talking to people as well as attending auctions and collecting antiques.
Preceding Gary in death were his parents and all of his aunts and uncles on both sides. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mem Laughlin of Shenandoah, IA; son, Scott Laughlin of Imogene, IA; grandson and granddaughter, John and Meighan Laughlin of Shenandoah, IA; Scott’s wife, Jill and son, Tyler Laughlin of Imogene; step grandchildren, April, Alexa and Mark of Omaha, NE; son, Joe Laughlin of Lincoln, NE; brother, Pat Laughlin and wife Betty and their children, Kristine, Megan, Maureen and Kevin, all of Lancaster, PA; sister-in-laws, Joni Eckmann of Lexington, KY, Dorothy Gale of Round Rock, TX, and Virginia Minette of Fayettville, AR; brother-in-laws, Dr. Larry Minette of Greenville, SC, and David Minette of San Diego, CA; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial services were held on Sunday, December 23, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah. Celebrant was the Rev. Vern Smith with assistance from Pastor Ronald Nelson. Eucharistic ministers were Isabella Hanzlick, Linda Laughlin and Dana Wenstrand. Altar server was Dennis Ryan. Lector was Dana Wenstrand. Organist was Kim Troxel and the vocalists were Sue Hanna and Tommy Hanna. Gift bearers were Linda Laughlin, Meighan Laughlin and John Laughlin. Caring for the flowers were Katherine Smidt, Betty Jane Shaw and Jan Ludwig. Ushers were Pat Emge, Doug McGinnis and Lou Saner. Honorary casket bearers were all of the George Jay Drug and Hallmark Shoppe employees and customers, Dr. Marvin Belknap, Ed Dwyer, Charlie Eickhoff, Mike Irvin, Howard Johnson, Thomas L. Keleher, Bud Laughlin, Ed Laughlin, Bill Ludwig, Ron Osborn, Jack Smith and Roland Tiemeyer. Casket bearers were Ernie Aust, David Eckmann, Larry George, Brian Norton, Kaye Norton, Pete Wenstrand and Chan Van Houten. Interment was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery at Imogene. Memorials are being directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gary's name. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah was in charge of the arrangements.


Laughlin, Mary Feld - Mary F. Laughlin was born in Rockwell City, Iowa on October 14, 1940; the daughter of Mary Alice (Collison) and Ernest Feld. Mary entered into eternal peace on Friday, January 2, 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mary was blessed with not just one, but two mothers during her life. When Mary was less than a month old, her mother Mary Alice passed away. When Margaret Taylor was united in marriage to Mary's father, she not only became a wife, but also a dear mother to Mary. She loved and cared for Mary, along with the 10 other children she and Ernie were blessed to have. The family remained in Rockwell City where Mary was raised. She attended school in Rockwell City and graduated from Rockwell City High School with the Class of 1959. Following graduation, Mary studied at Mankato Commercial College, and was a Comptometer at Standard Oil in Des Moines and Kansas City from 1960 to 1964. Upon moving to Imogene in 1964, she worked for Dr. J.P. Emge in Shenandoah as his receptionist, until January of 1969.
On November 28, 1964 she was united in marriage to Edward L. Laughlin at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Rockwell City, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm near Imogene. They were later blessed with three sons; Douglas, Matthew and Ryan. In 1971 the family moved to a farm near Emerson, Iowa.
As a devoted wife and mother, Mary kept busy tending to her family and being active in the community. She was a member of the Nishna Valley Band Mothers, Nishna Valley Athletic Boosters, assisted with the boys 4-H club, as well as helped with the Boy Scout Club. She was also a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Altar Society where she served a term as President and taught CCD Classes for many years.
In her younger years Mary enjoyed attending her children's school activities, bowling and playing bridge. She was well known for her baking and her family always looked forward to when she made her famous marshmallow brownies. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and especially her beloved grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her natural mother Mary Alice, her father Ernest, husband Edward, brother Louis, sister in infancy Mary Ellen Feld, father-in-law Matthew J. Laughlin, brother-in-law Earnest Zierke, sister-in-law Blanche Laughlin and niece Kristi Zierke. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons Doug Laughlin of Ankeny,IA, Matt Laughlin and wife Gay, and Ryan Laughlin and fiancé Carrie Myers both of Des Moines, IA ; grandchildren Damian Laughlin, Grady Laughlin, Maisie Laughlin and Jack Laughlin; mother Margaret Feld; brothers Tom Feld and wife Louise, John Feld and wife Sue, Jim Feld and wife Pam, Paul Feld and wife Sandi, and Joe Feld and wife Barb;sister Ann Zierke, Joan Owens and husband Warren, Jane LaValley and husband Joe and Lori Bonnstetter; mother-in-law Helen Laughlin; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa with Father Ken Gross celebrating the mass. Marge McDonald and Deanna Jennings cared for the flowers while Karen Gee and JoAnn Hinz attended to the register book. Ushers for the service were Frank Jardon and Jack Harbor. Kim Troxel served as pianist while Joe LaValley served as Cantor. Joan Laughlin assisted as Lector, Mark and Susan Laughlin brought forth the gifts, Carol Laughlin assisted father as an Eucharistic Minister, and Devin and Joni Laughlin were altar servers. Casket Bearers for the service were Tom Feld, John Feld, Jim Feld,Paul Feld, Joe Feld and Curt Zierke. Honorary Casket Bearers were Delores Maher, Pat Doyle, Shirley Ruckdashel and Mary Ellen McKibbon. Burial followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in rural Imogene, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Building Fund, The St. Patrick's Altar Society, or to the family.

Leacox, Paul B. - Paul B. Leacox of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2007. Services will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska at Roper and Sons Chapel at 10 a.m. Monday with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa at 3 p.m. For further information please contact Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home at 712-246-2912

Leacox, Ruby Katherine "Katie" - Ruby Katherine "Katie" Leacox, 95, passed away on December 11, 2007, in Kansas City, Missouri. Katherine was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, on July 9, 1912. She was raised in Wichita, Kansas. She was united in marriage to Robert P. Leacox. In 1985, Katie and Bob moved from Kansas City, Missouri, to Shenandoah, Iowa (Bob's home town) They enjoyed many years in Shenandoah and had many wonderful friends. Katie was an avid bridge player belonging to several bridge clubs and was a past member of PEO JA Chapter. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend and will lovingly be missed. Memorials are being directed to the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah in Katie's name.

Preceding Katie in death was her husband of 57 years, Robert P. Leacox, who passed away in 1995. Survivors include her son, Robert Leacox and his wife Maury of Dallas, TX; daughter, Judy Southhard and husband C. D. of Philadelphia, PA; daughter Jane Herman and husband Marion of Kansas City, MO; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; nieces, great nieces and great nephews; other relatives and friends.

LeFever, Edna Bertha - Edna Bertha LeFever, the daughter of William E. and Fannie M. (Hutchinson), was born October 11, 1913, at Coin, Iowa, and passed away April 21, 2004, at the Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa, at the age of 90.
Growing up in the Coin and College Spring, Iowa, area Edna received her education at a country school near Yorktown, Iowa. On August 19, 1942, she was united in marriage to Millard LeFever and to this union Linda and Marilyn were born.
Providing a home for her family and helping with the farm work was important to Edna. She was known for her great cooking, using lots of cream and frying just about everything. She didn’t watch much TV, but she regularly watched The Bold and the Beautiful and the Dr. Phil Show. Her favorite newspaper cartoon was Dennis the Menace. Edna liked just about everyone, had a great sense of humor and enjoyed teasing. Her daughters remembered driving home with their mother from Farragut once when she was distracted, drove into the ditch in front of the Farragut Cemetery, gathered some spirea on the hood ornament, drove out of the ditch and continued home without stopping. She just smiled.
Edna was always concerned and worrying about her family as they were the most important thing in her life. She so loved her grandchildren. In 1979 she moved into the Holmes apartments where she lived until going into the hospital in March. Edna was a lady who lived and died with dignity.
Preceding Edna in death were her parents; husband, Millard LeFever; brothers, Clay, Clarence and Raymond McNutt.; and sisters, Hazel Forbes and Sadie McNutt.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Tom Teague of Southlake, Texas and Sue and Mike Pickens of Shenandoah, Iowa. Also surviving are grandchildren, Shelley Wallis and husband, Cayne, of Grapevine, Texas, Stacey Sherman and husband, Dave, of Southlake, Texas, Mike Pickens of Shenandoah and Larry Pickens and wife, Kerri, of Shenandoah; great grandchildren, Taylor, Jordon, Allison, Reed, Kain, Karmyn and Chase. Other survivors are a sister, Dorothy McNutt of Shenandoah and a sister-in-law, Genevieve Davey of Shenandoah; plus other relatives and friends.

Rose Hill Cemetery


Lester, Nina Della Evelyn Strom - Nina Della Evelyn Lester, age 92, the daughter of August and Lena (Peterson) Strom, was born January 23, 1912, in Page County, Iowa, and died Friday, February 20, 2004, at her home in Rockford, Illinois.
Nina receiver her education at the High Prairie Country school and Essex Community schools, graduating from Essex High School in 1923. She attended the Swedish Covenant North Park College of Nursing, graduating in 1935. Nina continued working at the hospital where she met Robert J. Lester, who was from Macon, Georgia. They were married on October 16, 1942, and lived at various locations while Macon was in the service, later returning to live in Rockford.
Preceding Nina in death were her parents; husband in 1980; sisters, Laura Strom, Emma Anderson, Helen Jandreau, Viola Anderson and Florence Youngberg; brothers, Wendall, Elmer and Oliver Strom; and a nephew, Barton Anderson.
Survivors include her sister, Margaret Anderson of Shenandoah, Iowa; sister-in-law, Margery Strom of Shenandoah; nieces, Joan Vest, Farragut, Iowa, Jean Lindell of Omaha, Nebraska, Devonna Long of Minneapolis, Minnesota,and Kathy Landin of Chicago, Illinois. Also surviving are nephews, Bruce Anderson of Brandonton, Florida,Tim Anderson of Tampa, Florida, Robert Jandreau of Sanford, Maine, Richard Jandreau of Shenandoah and Martin Strom of Shenandoah; plus several great nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. No services were held following cremation.

Leuci, Dominico V. - Dominico V. Leuci, age 67 of Coin, IA (formerly of Pleasantville, NJ) passed away on November 26, 2008 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dominico was born on February 1, 1941 in Pleasantville, NJ; the son of Vincent and Aleda (Ryrie) Leuci. He graduated from Pleasantville High School with the Class of 1958.

On August 17, 1960 Dominico enlisted in the United State Air Force. He made his career serving his country. His military service led him to many different countries around the world. He also served during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement he was transferred to Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska where he concluded his military service after 24 years. Still not ready to leave the workforce, he found employment at the Plattsmouth Country Club Golf Course where he was a faithful employee for 17 years. He also worked at Fontenelle Small Engine Repair, until his final retirement in 2004. The following year, in 2005 he was united in marriage to Catherine A. Tamburri in Toms River, New Jersey. The couple was blessed with 3 years of memorable moments.

He was involved in several organizations including the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled Veterans Association, The Retired Enlisted Association, the Air Force Sergeants Association, the Arbor Day Foundation, the ASPCA and the National Humane Society. In his spare time he enjoyed caring for rescued cats, was a weather watcher for a local television and radio station and was an avid gardener.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife Catherine Tamburri Leuci of Coin, IA, sons Dominico V. Leuci, Jr. and wife Carol of Zebulon, NC and Matthew W. Leuci of Naples, FL; and daughters Lori Leuci also of Naples, FL and Katie Garner and husband Doug of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; 12 grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

In keeping with Dominico’s wishes his body was cremated and will be laid to rest at a later date in New Jersey.

Lewis, Jesslee - Jesslee Lewis was born at Torington, Wyoming on March 4, 1919 and passed away at Omaha, Nebraska on January 9, 2008, at the age of 88 years, 10 months, 5 days. Jesslee was the son of Clark and Ida Davenport Lewis. He moved to Shenandoah at a young age attending and graduating from Shenandoah High School as president of his class in 1939. While in high school he was captain of the 1937 football team who played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida against Miami High School. He was united in marriage to Audrey at the Presbyterian Church in Clarinda on September 23, 1940. Jesslee served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He was a Life Member of American Legion Post #88 of Shenandoah. After his discharge from the service he came back to Shenandoah where he worked for the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, later moving to Omaha to work for a dry cleaning company. He later moved back to Shenandoah where he started a dry cleaners which he ran with the help of his wife Audrey and his family. Jesslee was a member of the First Christian Church of Shenandoah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters and three brothers. Survivors include his wife Audrey; two sons, Gary and wife Jean of Shenandoah, Iowa, Mike and his wife Sonja of Smithville, Missouri; two granddaughters; four grandsons; four great grandsons; two great granddaughters; one step great granddaughter; three step great grandsons; and a twin sister, Genevieve in California; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Tom Beavers. In charge of the Memory Register were Bev Harrington and Charlene Bisbee. Musical selections included "In the Garden" and "Old Rugged Cross". Casket Bearers were Gary Lewis, Mike Lewis, Jeff Lewis, Chris Lewis, Bruce Morelock, Dennis Taylor, and Jack Baxter. Honorary casket bearers were Austin Lewis, Cain Zirfas, Cord Zirfas, Danny lewis, David Lewis, and Tom Parks. Military Graveside Rites were accorded by the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Lightfoot, Darlene - Darlene Lightfoot, age 86, of Clarinda, Iowa, previously from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2006, at the Eiler House in Clarinda. Survivors include her sisters and brothers-in-law, Zoe and Howard Young of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Maxine and Lyndon O"Dell of Glendale, Arizona plus other relatives and friends.
Private family services will be held.

Lillie, Virginia Christine Burgess - Virginia Christine Lillie, the daughter of Seaman and Dorothy (Lovelace) Burgess, was born February 27, 1931, at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and died April 3, 2003, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Growing up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Virginia attended school there graduating from the Hopkinsville High School. She was married to Raymond Williams in Hopkinsville, and to this union, David, Dale, Debora, Danny and Donna were born. After their marriage, they did a lot of traveling and lived in many states. They lived for several years in Oakland, California and in 1968 Virginia moved to Iowa living the remainder of her life in the Shenandoah, Iowa area. On February 27, 1971, in Shenandoah, Virginia was united in marriage to Wayne Lillie.
Virginia enjoyed working at various jobs through the years but had fond memories of her employment at Henry Fields in Shenandoah and Natures in Red Oak, Iowa. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and was known to be a wonderful cook. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her grandchildren as her family was so very important to her.
Preceding Virginia in death were her parents; husband, Wayne Lillie in 1989; son, Danny Williams; two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her sons, David Williams and wife, Barbara, and Dale Williams and wife, Patty, all of Boise, Idaho; daughters, Debora Stogdill and husband, Alan, and Donna Rascon all of Shenandoah. Also surviving are stepdaughters, Rita Haskins and husband, Gary, of Shenandoah, Linda Price and husband, Rick, of Red Oak, Iowa, and Connie Chambers of Shenandoah; 19 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren plus other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Virginia’s life was held 10:30 A.M. Monday, April 7, 2003, at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Reverend Roger Madden of the United Methodist Church officiated while Clara Ware served at the memory register and Mary Rascon and Rose Stogdill cared for flowers. Organist was Steve Richardson and soloist was Susie Schaaf who sang “Amazing Grace’ and “Just As I Am.” Casket bearers were Tony Akers, Eric Edwards, Gary Haskin, Joe Rascon, Alan Stogdill and Rick Williams. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Selby Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements

Lindburg, Elizabeth "Betty" O'Hara - Elizabeth Mae (O’Hara) Lindburg, daughter of Joseph, Sr., and Elizabeth (Clerke) O’Hara, was born on January 30, 1909, on the family farm in Grant Township, Page County, Iowa. She passed away on Monday, October 22, 2007, at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 98.

Betty attended Science Ridge Country School through the eighth grade at which time she was named the county-wide valedictorian. She then attended and graduated from Shenandoah High School. On January 1, 1944, Betty was united in marriage to Fred Lindburg at the Shenandoah Episcopal Church. Following their marriage they made their home at her current residence of 310 West Street in Shenandoah. Betty was a well respected secretary for various businesses in Shenandoah. She was very active in the Eastern Star. Betty sponsored Rainbow girls at the local and state level. She always recognized “her Rainbow girls”. Betty contributed to the following organizations: Civic Music and Garden Club. She also supported the national effort to restore the bluebird habitat in Iowa. As a child, she attended the Shenandoah Episcopal Church. After marriage, she and Fred were both active in the First United Methodist Church. She is well remembered for decorating the church at Christmastime. Betty’s interests were many and varied. She painted, gardened, decorated and enjoyed entertaining. Her recipe files are extensive. She was often sought out as a creative event decorator. Fashion was her flair.

Preceding Betty in death were her parents; husband, Fred Lindburg; and brothers, John and Joe O’Hara. Betty was the last generation of O’Hara’s. Survivors include her nephew, James O’Hara of Shenandoah, IA and niece, Mary Ann O’Hara of Denver, CO; their spouses; six great nieces and nephews; four great-great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Her family and friends will miss her strong, independent, creative, lovable “Irish demeanor”.

Celebration of life funeral services were held on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. The Rev. James Gubser gave the words of comfort. Soloist was Stan Orton and organist was Becky Hoenshel. Attending the memory register were Onalee Czapla and June Greenwalt. Ushers were Darrell Jones and James Sligar. Casket bearers were Patrick O'Hara, Jay Muller, Sean Tomb, Brandon Cox, Bennett Cox and Barrett Cox. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah was in charge of the arrangements.

Lindburg, John Glendon - John Glendon Lindburg, age 80, of Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Roy R. and Hanna C. (Almquist) Lindburg was born February 28, 1926, at Essex, Iowa, and passed away October 14, 2006, in Shenandoah.
The first two years of Glendon’s life was spent on a farm near Essex, Iowa, then on a farm south of Shenandoah. For a period of years he lived at Clinton and Davenport, Iowa, before moving back to Shenandoah, where he spent the rest of his life.
Glendon received his education in Shenandoah graduating from high school in 1944. He served his country in the United States Army for a short period of time, and then on November 22, 1951, in Shenandoah, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Scott and to this union Teena and Jay were born.
Through the years Glendon was employed as a farm hand, farmed on his own, sold ambulances and worked for ABC Theater in Davenport, worked for Carper Furniture, Stewart Produce and Peter Pan Baking Company. In 1979 he and Evelyn purchased and operated Lindy’s Farm Products in Shenandoah.
Glendon was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed wood working and following the activities of his grandchildren. He was known for his humorous stories, which he often shared with his friends.
Preceding Glendon in death were his parents; sister, Lavonne Schramek; and brothers, Archie and Marlyn Lindburg.
Glendon is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Evelyn Lindburg of Shenandoah; daughter and son-in-law, Teena and Tom Hohl of Aurora, Colorado; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Shari Lindburg of Shenandoah; three grandsons, Luke and Joshua Hohl of Aurora, and Evan Lindburg of Shenandoah. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Leslie and Doris Lindburg of Lincoln, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, June Lindburg of Emerson, Iowa and Elaine Lindburg of Essex, Iowa; brother-in-law, Bob Schramek of Omaha, Nebraska; plus other relatives and friends.

Lindburg, Marlyn Leland - Marlyn Leland Lindburg, age 84, the son of Roy and Hanna (Almquist) Lindburg, was born November 5, 1920, at Essex, Iowa, and passed away May 5, 2005, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
At the age of seven, Marlyn moved with his family from Essex to Shenandoah, where he attended school, graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1939. After high school he worked for Sondag Implement Company until entering the United States Army Air Force, serving his country during World War II until 1945. On September 1, 1946, at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Essex, Marlyn was united in marriage to Elaine Anderson and to this union Alicia, John, Mary, David, and Mark were born. On return from the service, Marlyn worked for awhile again at Sondag Implement Company and then started farming. He later went into the corn shelling and trucking business which he operated for many years.
Marlyn was a member of Faith Covenant Church, Weatherall Hadden Holmes Post #333 in Essex and the Essex Commercial Club. He was active in the church serving as Deacon, Trustee and Sunday School Superintendent.
He liked gardening and woodworking, especially making wooden toys for his grandchildren. He loved his grandchildren and taught them all to “pat grandpa”. Because agriculture was an important part of his life he looked forward to Sunday rides to see what was happening with farming in the area.
Preceding Marlyn in death were his parents; brother, Archie Lindburg; and sister, LaVonne Shramek.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine, of Essex; children and their spouses, Alicia and Bob Johnson of Nixa, Missouri, John and Joy Lindburg of Essex, Mary and Craig Hamilton of Elkhorn, Nebraska, David and Mary Lindburg of Villisca, Iowa, and Mark and Jan Lindburg of Essex. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters-in-law, Leslie and Doris Lindburg of Lincoln, Nebraska and Glendon and Evelyn Lindburg of Shenandoah; sister-in-law, June Lindburg of Emerson, Iowa; brother-in-law, and Bob Shramek of Omaha, Nebraska. Other survivors include 18 grandchildren: Nathan and Rachel Averett, Tiffany, Aaron and Thomas Riley, Annmarie, Tessie, Abbie, Shawna and Kory Lindburg, Ryan and Sara Hamilton, Valerie, Kyle and Scott Lindburg, Renae Gray, Chad Gillespie and Ashley Lindburg; plus two great grandchildren, Devan and Jake Gray; other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be directed to the Faith Covenent Church or to the Lied Public Library in Essex.

Linfor, Carrie Sue - Carrie Sue Linfor, age 32, of Coin, Iowa, passed away August 4, 2006, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Survivors include her children Dustin, age 13, and Jessica, age 6, plus a close companion, Brian Whitehill of Coin, Iowa. Also surviving is Carrie's mother, Vickie Walters of Red Oak, Iowa; father, John Linfor of Lewis, Iowa; sisters, Mary Linfor, Sarah West and Melissa Linfor all from Red Oak; and brothers, Richard Linfor of Red Oak and William Linfor of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the family


Linfor, Rebecca "Becky" Lynn - Becky Lynn Linfor, 49, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2004, at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Survivors include her children, Bill and Heidi Linfor; and mother, Francis Jean Gray all of Shenandoah. Also surviving are four brothers, David, Paul, Bobby, and Joe Gray; three sisters, Erin Keesis, Virginia Wolkensdorfer and Rachel Perkins.
Memorials may be directed to the family. A luncheon at the Eagles's Club in Shenandoah will follow interment services. Mt Calvary Cem, Imogene, Iowa.


Lisle, Jean Coleman - Funeral services for Jean Lisle, age 92 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her home in Clarinda, Iowa will be held Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Family encourages friends and family to greet them at the Clarinda Country Club following the service. A private burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda or to the Clarinda Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Jean Coleman Lisle passed away in her home Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the age of 92. Jean was born November 18, 1916 in Loveland, Ohio, to Dr. John and Julia (Bishop) Coleman. She was the younger of two sisters who both graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. In fact, Jean’s older sister, Mary’s roommate was Marcia Lisle. So, Jean then met Marcia’s younger brother Edwin (Bede) Lisle whom she married in 1938. She and Edwin then lived in Clarinda for all of their married lives for 65 years until Edwin’s passing in 2003. To this marriage three sons were born: John, Bill and Tom Lisle.

Jean was involved in many community activities including PEO, Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Zeta sorority (which her mother helped found), Clarinda’s first planning and zoning commission, and was a Cub Scout den mother. She was very active in the First United Methodist Church and taught elementary Sunday school for many years. She also was involved in the design and building of the Methodist educational building. Jean enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, bird watching, flowers, golf, and needlepoint projects.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edwin in 2003, and sister, Mary. Survivors include sons: John and his wife Julie of Clarinda, Bill and his wife Sherrill of Clarinda, and Tom and his wife Lori of Arcata, California; grandchildren: Bonnie and husband Greg Muller, Brian and wife Pia Lisle, Matt and wife Allison Lisle, Mary and husband Brad Landhuis, Clara, Peter and Karl and wife Brandi Lisle. Great grandchildren: Ben and Molly Lederer, Amanda and Sophia Lisle, Isabella and Jack Lisle, Niklaas and Kate Landhuis, Otto and Alex Lisle, Jessica Kane and Jacob Muller.


Livingston, C. Fern - C. Fern Livingston, age 91, of Council Bluffs passed away December 3, 2006, in Shenandoah, Iowa. Fern was born August 15, 1915, in Neligh, Nebraska to Roy and Clara (Penn) Thiemann. Fern graduated from Neligh High School in 1933 and attended the University of Nebraska. She and C. Wayne Livingston were married in Papillion, Nebraska on November 27, 1936. They moved to Council Bluffs in 1943 where Wayne worked as a funeral director and co-owner of Woodring Funeral Home. Fern was a substitute teacher and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Retired Teachers Association, Evening Stars Circle, Widows Care and Share, AARP, and the Hi-Low Pinochle Club. She was especially active in Church, holding many offices with different Methodist organizations. Fern also enjoyed crocheting, gardening, embroidery and above all, her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Wayne Livingston (1983), parents, two brothers, and an infant son. Fern will be sadly missed by her daughter Barbara Kay Johnson of Fort Collins, CO, son Vaughn Livingston and wife Joan of Shenandoah, IA; grandchildren, Jeff Johnson, Lincoln, NE, Stacy Johnson, Mexico, Leesa Balik and husband Brent, Ft. Collins, CO, Troy Livingston and wife Heidi, Kansas City, MO, Matthew Livingston and wife Tammy, Council Bluffs, IA, Amy Gould and husband Neal of Pleasant Hill, IA; great grandchildren, Zander Wayne Livingston and Ruby Nicolle Livingston; and sister-in-law Sharlyn Foote of Texas.

Livingston, Rubye Elaine Johnson - Rubye Elaine Livingston, age 78, the daughter of Perl C. and Violet E. (Holmes) Johnson, was born July 13, 1926, in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away February 8, 2005, in Shenandoah.
Growing up near Essex, Iowa, Rubye attended rural country schools and graduated from the Shenandoah High School in 1944. On October 17, 1945, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Livingston in Sidney, Iowa, while he was home on leave from the Army. While Kenneth returned to active duty Rubye lived with her grandfather, Oren Holmes, until his return. After he came home from the service they lived on the family farm south of Farragut. In 1975 they moved to Farragut. For 28 years, Rubye worked at the First National Bank in Farragut, retiring in 1988. Rubye and Kenny were preparing to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in October.
Rubye liked to travel, play cards and quilt. Even though she wasn’t a gardener, she found time to can the many vegetables Kenny would bring home. She was known for her great cooking, baking sugar cookies, angel food cake and her specialty, strawberry pie. She enjoyed making homemade ice cream and especially looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren and having family get-to-gethers.
Being active in the Farragut community, Rubye belonged to the United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday school and was known to be a great cheer leader as she attended most school events. She also belonged to the Farragut Garden Club, Centennial Club, Gold Star Auxiliary and Eastern Star, serving as Past Matron in 1971. She belonged to the Dancing Grannies and the Senior Citizen’s Center, where she served as treasurer.
Preceding Rubye in death were her parents and brothers, Dallas and Oren Johnson. Survivors include her husband, Kenny Livingston of Farragut; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Tom Miller of Farragut and Denise and Denny Hammer of Tabor, Iowa. Also surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene Burnison of Shenandoah, Eloise and Harold Dinsmore of Farragut, Shirley and James Bengtson of Essex, Iowa, and JoAnn Bergman of Las Vegas, Nevada; and a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Peggy Johnson of Essex, Iowa. Five grandchildren surviving are Michele Wilkerson, Christin Lashier, Jason Burkhiser, Melinda McCormick and Matthew Hammer; 13 great grandchildren; plus other relatives and many friends..

Lockerby, Terri Annette Ryan - Terri Annette Lockerby was born September 4, 1963 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Donald James and Beverly V. (Keith) Ryan. She passed away on Saturday evening, January 24, 2009 at her home in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 45 years, 4 months and 20 days.

Terri grew up in and attended school in Shenandoah. She later attended and graduated from Iowa Western Community College with degrees in computer science and drug and alcohol counseling. She worked several jobs in Shenandoah. At one time she owned the taxi service, she worked for the nurseries and she drove a truck with Terry. She truly enjoyed her family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Ryan; and her grandparents, Don and Blanche Ryan and Homer and Addie Keith.

Survivors include, her husband Terry Lockerby of Council Bluffs, Iowa; her children, Susan Rinehart of Glenwood, Iowa; Shana Rakes and her husband Chris of Riverton, Iowa; six grandchildren, one brother, Robert Gene Ryan of Shenandoah, Iowa; a half brother, Ronald Ryan of Fairfield, Iowa; two half sisters, Kay Kalkas and her husband Toby of Shenandoah, Iowa, Shelia Barnhart of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Logan, June K. Knowles - June K. Logan, 89 was born November 14, 1918 in Blanchard, Iowa to John Daniel Knowles and Eva Victoria (McIntyre) Knowles. She was a graduate of Clarinda High School (Class of 1936) and Clarinda Junior College. She attended the University of Iowa and Drake University in pre-med. On November 26, 1939 she married Daniel D. Logan in the Clarinda Methodist Church. They have two daughters: Sandra Claypool and Susan Logan. June served as a Sunday school teacher for many years; was a 59 year member of P.E.O. and a past president of Chapter AE P.E.O.; served as president for Meals on Wheels and also a leader of Camp Fire Girls.
She had a passion for teaching Sunday school and touched many lives over the years of her dedicated service.
She passed away April 14, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Eva Knowles. She is survived by husband of 68 years, Dan Logan; daughters, Sandra Claypool and husband Roger of New Hampton, IA, and Susan Logan of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Jeff Claypool and wife Kim of Ottumwa, IA, Jeree Svec and husband Bob of New Hampton, IA, Dan Claypool and wife Mindy of Stevensville, MI; great grandchildren: Abby, Samantha, Morgan, Alison Claypool and Trevor Svec.
Memorial Services were held at the First United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2008, with interment at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials suggested to First United Methodist Church. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, provide the arrangements.

Long, Bernice Coryl Neely Farrell - Bernice Coryl (Farrell) Long was born August 12, 1905 in Taylor County, Iowa, the daughter of Seymour Mitchell and Lilly Clema (Mann) Neely. She passed away on Sunday morning, December 21, 2008 at the Westridge Quality Care & Rehab Center in Clarinda at the age of 103 years, 4 months and 9 days.

Bernice grew up in Taylor County. She attended New Market Schools through the eighth grade. On June 27, 1923 she was united in marriage to Glade C. Farrell. He passed away in 1971. On January 5, 1975, she was married to Lee Long. He passed away in March of 1986.

Bernice was a homemaker. She later worked as a nurse aide at the Clarinda Mental Health for 16 years. She attended the First Christian Church in Clarinda and she enjoyed her garden, sewing and crocheting. Most of all, she loved to visit with her family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; 2 infants at birth; a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Dorothy Neely; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Farrell; son-in-law, Donald Long; step-children, Herald Long, Doris Crowe and Verla Kirsch.

Survivors include her children, Darwin B. Farrell of Clarinda, Iowa, Dorla M. Long of Nebraska City, Nebraska; step son-in-law, Harold Kirsch of Clarinda, Iowa; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; special nieces, Mary Mrazovich and her husband Chuck of Hialeah, Florida, Sharon Foster and her husband Ronnie of Clarinda, Iowa, Sandra Lee and her husband Carl of Clarinda, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Long, Lucille Ann Vilitias - Lucille Ann Long, age 86, the daughter of Frank and Mary Vilitias, was born April 30, 1919, at Carlinville, Illinois, and passed away April 30, 2006, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in Carlinville, Lucille graduated from Carlinville High School and went on to study and graduated from the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, IL. She completed her graduate work at the Omaha University where she received her Masters degree in education. Lucille also did post graduate work at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.
In 1947 Lucille was united in marriage to Ernest Long in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and to this marriage a son, Randall was born. Lucille resided in Council Bluffs for about ten years, where she was Vice Principle and remedial reading instructor. She then moved to Shenandoah, where she served as Principle of Central Grade School and remedial reading consultant for the Shenandoah School District.
Lucille was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the National Education Association. She was a world traveler and was know to have visited every continent.
Preceding Lucille in death were her parents; husband Ernest E. Long; brother, Benjamin Vilitias; and sister, Mary Wesley.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Randall Long and Gloria Richards of Iowa City, Iowa; plus other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah School System in her memory

Longstreet, Martha "Loretta" Laughlin - Martha Loretta Longstreet, daughter of Michael and Mary Laughlin, was born September 8, 1909 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Garden View Care Center where she was a resident. Loretta was ninety-seven years old. She graduated from high school from St. Francis Academy in Council Bluffs in 1926. After graduation she attended and graduated from Boyles Business School in 1927, a woman ahead of her time. She moved to Shenandoah and began working in the mail order department of Earl May Seed Company. Later she became the office manager of Famous Poultry and Hatchery Farm. On December 21, 1938, she was united in marriage to Rex T. Longstreet in Imogene, Iowa. In 1942, she became secretary to the president of Henry Field Seed Company. Later, they were blessed with the birth of two sons, Michael Charles and John Kenneth. In 1955, Rex purchased Tarpenning Insurance Agency, which then became Rex T. Longstreet Insurance and Real Estate. Loretta became the manager for both businesses. After a long career of working along side each other Rex and Loretta sold the insurance business and continued to work on real estate business from their home. She and Rex were honored by the local chapter of SCORE as Small Business Owners of the Year, for their faithful service to the community over the span of almost fifty years. Loretta was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers: Leo, William, Frank and Bernard Laughlin and her sisters Mary Ellen (Sister Loretta) and Stella Maher. She is survived by her son Michael C. and his wife Gloria of Columbus, GA, son John K. and his wife Ann of Shenandoah, granddaughter Stephanie O’Dell of Bloomington, MN, grandson Toby Longstreet of Grand Rapids, MI, granddaughter Angela Buchans and husband Bartley of Columbus, GA, granddaughter Julie Shehane and husband Jason of Columbus, GA, great-grandchildren Ashton and Patrick Edwards of Columbus, GA. She will also be greatly missed by her favorite companion, Mrs. Beasley.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. Celebrants for the service were Rev. Vern Smith and Rev. Mr. El Stephen Rallis. Lector was Blaine Maher. Kim Troxel played the organ. Song Leaders were Sue and Tommy Hanna. Musical selections included "Amazing Grace", "Because He Lives" and "Beyond the Sunset". Attending the memory register was Mary Lightfoot and caring for flowers was Ann Owens. Frank and Jerry Laughlin were ushers for the service. Altar servers were Hanna and Amy Fursa. Honorary casket bearers were Jim Burton, Gregg Connell, Ed Dwyer, Emil "Bud" Kesterson, Justin Owens, Kraig Rallis, Doug Salmon, Carroll Skalburg and Leroy Spargur. Casket bearers were Toby Longstreet, James M. Martin, Sr., Michael "Bud" Laughlin, Marty Laughlin, Kris Rallis and Dan Salmon. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston

Lorimor, Doris E. - Doris E. Lorimor, age 87, of rural Farragut, Iowa, passed away Sunday evening, May 23, 2004, at her home. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Kathy Lorimor of Plainfield, Ill, Gary and Judy Lorimor of Omaha, Nebraska and Don and Laurel Lorimor of Port Orchard, Washington.

Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah.

Rose Hill, Shenandoah, Iowa.


Lorimor, W.T. "Tede" Jr - Walter T. "Tede" Lorimor was born on December 19, 1922 on the family farm in Fremont County, Iowa; the son of Walter T. and Grace Adeline (Scott) Lorimor. Tede entered into eternal peace on Monday, February 9, 2009 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Tede spent his early years on the family farm. He was active in 4-H, where he raised ivestock. He attended school and graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1941. He later attended Iowa State University for a semester, before having to return home to help his father manage the family farm, while his brothers were called to active duty with the military. Due to a farm accident, which resulted in an injury to his hip when Tede was 15 years old, he was ineligible to serve his country. Tede was a hard worker and earned the title of "Outstanding Young Farmer of The Year" in 1945.
On June 30, 1946 he was united in marriage to his best friend, Mary Jaynie Carroll in the Shenandoah United Methodist Church. Following their marriage the couple resided in a farmhouse, just a mile from Tede's parents. It was there that Tede continued his career as a farmer and the couple raised their two sons; Michael and Gregory. In 1964 the family was awarded the WOWT-TV, " Farm Family of the Week."
Tede was very active in the community. He was a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church, where he served as President of the Administrative Board, was Past President of the Fremont County Farm Bureau, past member and served on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Federal Land Bank, served as Worshipful Master for the Farragut Masonic Lodge (and was a 50 year member) and was a member of the Elks Club.
Tede enjoyed the outdoors and always looked forward to the families annual fishing trip to Minnesota. As a result of a Father's Day gift of golf clubs, Tede began to play the game of golf. He enjoyed playing in the men's league, at various tournaments and at different courses that their travels would take them. Tede and Jaynie also enjoyed spending the winter months in New Braunfels, TX and later in Tucson, Arizona. Tede and Jaynie were blessed with over 62 years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Fred, Scott, Bob and Bert; sisters Mary Redd and Margaret Ball and granddaughters Dawn Carroll Michelle Lorimor and Katie Suzanne Lorimor.
Those left to honor his memory include his devoted wife Jaynie, sons Michael F. Lorimor and wife Diane of Lincoln, NE and Gregory L. Lorimor and wife Jody of Tulsa, OK; grandsons Kevin Lorimor and wife Kathy of Phoenix, AZ, Kasey Lorimor of Glenwood, IA and Scott Lorimor of Tulsa, OK; granddaughters Sara Sparks and Stacy Lytle and husband Joe both of Tulsa, OK; step-grandson Rob Roberts and fiancé Janine of Frederick, CO; 6 great-granddaughters; 3 great-grandsons, and a sister Shirley Schaaf and husband Stan of Randolph, IA; sister-in-law Marie Lorimor of Shenandoah, IA; brother-in-law Don Carroll of Rock Port, MO; many nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2009 at the United Methodist Church in Farragut with Rev. Fred Bryson officiating. Offering special remembrances of their uncle were Steve and Randy Lorimor. Attending to the memorial register was Zoe Young, Judy Heggen and Mary Beth Haigh. Serving as ushers were Don Bateman, Kirk Shearer and Bill Selby. Caring for flowers were Tede's nieces Susan Meltzer, Sherri Barnes, Debbie Grandos, Barbara Snyder, Becky Lorimor, Mary Margaret Schaaf and Anne Marie Schaaf. Special music for the service was provided by Becky Hoeshel and Dr. Charles Peterson. Dr. Peterson sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" followed by the congregational hymn of "Pass It On". Serving as casket bearers were Tede's nephews VADM J. Scott Redd, Steve Lorimor, Randy Lorimor, Stan Schaaf, John Lorimor, David Schaaf and Brent Lorimor. Honorary casket bearers included John Thomas, D.B. Mullins, Tom Broderson, Jim Howard, Howard Young, Bill Hillman, Dick Hunt and Fred Dreyer. Burial followed in the Farragut Cemetery. The United Methodist Women served the lunch.


Loudon, Hugh Hawley - Funeral services for Hugh Loudon, age 95 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Monday, April 7, 2008 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Visitation with the family was held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Burial was 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008, in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Hugh Hawley Loudon was born in College Springs, Iowa, to James Deloss Loudon and Veda Hawley Loudon on April 22, 1912, only eight days after the sinking of the Titanic. The family lived in College Springs during Hugh’s early childhood and later moved to Clarinda. Hugh graduated from Clarinda High School in 1929, Clarinda Junior College in 1931 and Creighton University in 1933 with a business degree. After graduating, he worked for the Federal Land Bank and the Production Credit Association for twenty one years, with a brief interruption from 1937-1939, when he served as an aide to Congressman Otha Wearin during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. His Washington contacts later proved useful in helping Clarinda obtain a matching grant to build the Municipal Hospital and in getting the POW camp located in Clarinda during WWII.

In 1957, he joined Citizen’s State Bank as Vice President. He later served as President and the Chairman of the Board, formally retiring in 2002 on his 90th birthday.

Hugh was a devoted husband and family man. He married his college sweetheart, Maxine Strickland, in 1937 at her parents’ home near Hepburn, Iowa. Last year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary as well as his 95th birthday. To this union was born one daughter, Lyn.

Hugh had a long, productive and fulfilling life. He was the oldest continuous member of the United Methodist Church in Clarinda. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Clarinda and the Moila Shrine at St. Joseph, Missouri. He and Maxine enjoyed traveling, visiting 60 countries and every continent except Antarctica. He also loved farming and gardening, especially growing roses. In fact, he always called himself “a farmer at heart”. At age 72, he obtained his pilot’s license. About the same time he took up golf and played until the last years of his life.

Hugh died at Westridge Care & Rehab Center in Clarinda, Iowa on April 7, 2008. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, James Deloss Loudon and several cousins. He is survived by his wife Maxine of rural Clarinda, Iowa; daughter Lyn and son-in-law, Orville Dodd of Minneapolis, Minnesota;sister-in-law, Elaine Strickland; nephews, James Ray Loudon, Jan Strickland and wife Sue, Robert Strickland and wife Gayle and niece Melody Della Cava and husband Lou.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service of Clarinda, Iowa.

Love, Beverly Ann Theresa O'Brien - Memorial services for Beverly Love, age 63 of Clarinda, Iowa,, formerly of Worthington, Minnesota who died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska will be held Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend David Muenchrath officiating.

Beverly Ann Theresa O’Brien Love was born January 29, 1945 in San Diego, California,
Beverly passed on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska after battling Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 40 years. She was the daughter of Phil O’Brien and Hertha (Heeren) O’Brien. She was baptized in San Diego, California and confirmed at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska. Beverly also attended and graduated from High School at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral.

Beverly was married in 1965 and divorced in 1972 and remained unmarried the rest of her life. She had one child, a son, born in 1966.Beverly lived and worked her early years in Colorado Springs, Colorado as an Accounting Clerk in two banks. In the mid 1970’s she moved closer to immediate family in Oxnard, California where she attended college for accounting and art. In 1982, she moved to Bingham Lake, Minnesota and accepted a job as city clerk while running her own accounting and tax service. In 1984, she moved to Windom, Minnesota, to be closer to her parents. In 1995, Beverly moved to Worthington, Minnesota. In 2005, she moved to Stuart, Nebraska and then to Clarinda, Iowa in 2008 to be closer to her family.

Beverly enjoyed fine art, her many pets, and visiting with family and friends. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beverly was the oldest of four children. She had a sister Kathy Underwood(deceased), a brother, Robert O’Brien residing in Oxnard, California and another sister Deborah O’Brien (deceased). Besides her brother, Robert O’Brien, she is also survived by her son, Edward N. Love III and wife Christine of Clarinda, Iowa; five grandchildren, Tammy Love of Adrian, Minnesota, Jessica Love of O’Neil, Nebraska, Silver Love, Danielle Love and Edward N. Love IV all of Clarinda, Iowa; two great grandchildren, Jasmine and Jaidan Kohorst of Adrian, Minnesota.

Beverly’s strength came from her faith in the Lord God Jesus Christ and The Mother Mary. Her accomplishments include raising a son, going to college and running a business while at the same time battling the debilitating and chronic disease of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Beverly’s wish would be that all those whom suffer a handicap to believe in themselves and what they can do.

Although Beverly 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.

Lumry, Dorothy Deane Howard - Dorothy Deane Howard Lumry, was born December 27, 1913, to Earl & Rose Gruber Howard, at the home of Paul & Anna Gruber in rural Fremont County, Iowa. She grew up east of Shenandoah, attended Pleasant Hill Country School through 8th grade, and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1931.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Baron Oil Co. for 13 years, and then in the accounting department of Mount Arbor Nurseries for 35 years, where she met her husband, Bert. Dorothy married Oscar Herbert Lumry on September 8, 1951 in Independence, Missouri, and they had a son, Mark Howard Lumry. Dorothy was a member & trustee of the First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women’s Assoc., and WHEOS, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the memorial committee. Dorothy loved her home and playing cards with former Mount Arbor employees. Five years ago she became a resident at Fair Oaks, and most recently The Ambassador Sidney, where she enjoyed new & old friends, visits from relatives and the family dog, Parker.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her husband, Bert; her parents; sister Pauline Morton; brothers, Ivan Howard and Stephen Bernard Howard. Dorothy is survived by her son, Mark Lumry of Edina, Minnesota; twin brother and wife, Donald & Dorlea Howard of Maryville, Missouri; sister-in-law Irene Howard of Burlington, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 28, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. the First Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Rick Sleyster. Special music was performed by Susie Schaaf. Organist was Terry Stafford. Attending the memory register was Barbara Bredensteiner. Caring for flowers were Naomi Worl and Ennie Martin. Ushers were Tom Brodersen and Don Nelson. Honorary casket bearers were Stan Lawyer, Jeff Shipley, Shawn Haynie and Robert Lohman. Casket bearers were Mark Lumry, Gary Falk, Charles Spencer, Chris Falk, James Spencer, Robert Dea and Joseph Spencer. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to the First Presbyterian Church Acolyte Fund. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Lundgren, Cordelia "Marie" Wills - Marie Lundgren, 87, of College Springs, Iowa, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, College Springs, Iowa with Reverend James Crapson officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa.

Cordelia Marie Lundgren was born October 18, 1920 near Villisca, Iowa, the daughter of Ray Wills and Alma (Gray) Wills. She was a 1937 graduate of Amity High School, College Springs, Iowa.
Marie and Stanley Bryson were united in marriage in 1939 at College Springs. Three children were born to this union, Karen, Diane and Ronald. Stanley passed away in 1967. Marie married Paul Lundgren October 8, 1972 at their home in College Springs.
Marie worked for many years as an administrative assistant at Lisle Corporation, Clarinda, Iowa. Marie was a member of the Presbyterian Church of College Springs, a member of the Birthday Club and attended monthly meetings of the Amity Thrifty Thrivers Club. She was Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star of Blanchard, Iowa. Marie and Paul enjoyed traveling to their cottage on Rush Lake, Minnesota and traveling across the country. Marie also enjoyed doing craftwork and knitting. Family was very important to her and she enjoyed being with them as often as she could.
Left to cherish Marie’s memory are her husband, Paul Lundgren of College Springs, Iowa; children, Karen Hockenbrough and husband Bob of Brookfield, Illinois, Diane Kennedy and husband John of Senoia, Georgia, and Ronald Bryson of Silverthorne, Colorado; step children, Randall Lundgren of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Russell Lundgren of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Teresa Steeve and friend John Olsasky of Dallas Center, Iowa; step daughter-in-law, Dianne Lundgren; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; brothers, Orville Wills of Escondido, California, Arnold Wills of Helendale, California, sister, Pauline Newberry of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Stanley Bryson; brothers, Bob Wills, Kenneth Wills, and Darwin Wills; sister, JoAnn Wills Lundgren and step son, Roger Lundgren.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

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

Lundgren, Jeffrey Craig - Jeffrey Craig Lundgren, 50, of rural Essex, the son of Delaine and LaVose (Dahlstrom) Lundgren was born February 12, 1958 in Red Oak, Iowa. He passed away at his home on Saturday, April 19, 2008 after fighting a courageous battle against cancer for two and a half years. Jeff was 50 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Jeff graduated from Essex High School in 1976. He was united in marriage to Karen Palmquist on November 28, 1981 in Stanton, Iowa. Jeff farmed east of Essex all his life. He loved his family and enjoyed his friends. Jeff was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Stanton, Iowa.
Jeff is survived by wife: Karen of Essex, Iowa; daughters: Mary Lundgren of Shenandoah, Iowa and fiancé, Bryan Clark of New Market, Iowa; Emma Lundgren and Beth Lundgren of the home; parents: Delaine and LaVose Lundgren of Clarinda, Iowa; brother: Jerry Lundgren and wife Barb of Omaha, Neb.; parents-in-law: Don and Jean Palmquist of Red Oak, Iowa; sisters-in-law: Linda Kaufman and husband Bruce of Sparta, Wis., and Diane Brunette of Seattle, Wash.; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral service was be held Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church, Stanton, Iowa, with Rev. Paul Warder, officiating.
Burial was in Mission Covenant Cemetery, rural Stanton, Iowa.
Visitation with family present at Evangelical Covenant Church, Stanton, on Monday evening, April 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers for a memorial being established.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lynn, Thomas James - Thomas James Lynn was born on November 20, 1930 in rural Shenandoah, the son of James E. and Doris F. (Varley) Lynn. He passed away on Saturday morning January 17, 2009 at the age of 78 years, 1 month, and 27 days.

Tom grew up in rural Fremont County, attended Prairie Glen Country School, and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1948. In 1951,he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served 4 years in airborne communications. After basic training and schooling he was stationed at Fort McGuire, New Jersey. He was honorably discharged in 1955. During his enlistment, he was united in marriage to Joan Eitzen of Farragut on November 23, 1952 and later they were blessed with three children, Robert Thomas, Teresa Ann, and Karen Marie.

Tom helped neighbors and his father farm until he went into the Air Force. Upon his discharge, he settled on the Lynn home place where he resided until a few weeks before his death. He continued farming until his health failed in December.

Besides farming, he served as a rural mail carrier for six years. He was a lifelong member of the Summit United Methodist Church, Shenandoah American Legion, Fremont County Farm Bureau, Shenandoah Rural Firemen Board, Tarkio Valley Antique Tractor Association and the Massey Collectors Association.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister Mary.

He is survived by his wife Joan of 56 years, children Bob and wife Robin of Farragut; Teresa and husband Mark Simmons of Shenandoah;and Karen and husband David Smissen of Toronto, Ontario; eight grandchildren, Crane, Casa, Chealsee, and Clair Lynn; A.J., Bret and Dustin Simmons; and Thomas Smissen. A sister, Sara Jo and husband Jim Painter of McAlester, Oklahoma. Sister-in-laws, Norma Mann of New Hope,Alabama and Judith Queen of Council Bluffs. Nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives, as well as a host of friends he has made over the years.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m at the Furst United Methodist Church in Shenandoah with Rev. Fred Bryson officiating. Serving at the memorial register were Carol Jones and Fran Tyner, while Beth Keep and Gwen Whitehill cared for the flowers. Ushers for the service were Wesley Hart, Gordon Jones, Orville Keep, Dick Phipps, Gerald Walters and Duane Whitehill. The congregation, accompanied by Pat Tillman joined in singing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art". Curtis Athen, Roger Jones, Larry Lauman, Jeff McCoy, J.F. McQueen and Gary Walter served as casket bearers. Honorary Casket Bearers were Tom's Air Force Fifth Interceptor Squadron Buddies and all of his dear friends and relatives. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Summit United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society for Melanoma Research, or to the Shenandoah Fire Department.