Page County, Iowa - M names obituaries
 

McIntyre, Doris Maxine Weldon - Doris Maxine McIntyre was born June 2, 1918 on the family farm near Randolph, Iowa, the daughter of James Neil and Mary (Hetzel) Weldon. She passed away on Friday evening, March 14, 2008 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa.

Doris grew up in the Randolph area and graduated from Randolph High School in 1935. On December 25, 1940 she was united in marriage to Ralph McIntyre in Farragut. This union was blessed with two children, Sarah and Gary.

Doris was a homemaker, raising her two children. She later worked as a lunch aide at the Farragut School. She loved her family dearly, especially her great grandchildren. She was a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing cards, knitting and visiting with friends at Leisure Hall. She was also an active member of the Garden Club and War Mothers Club of Farragut.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph in 1991; an infant grandson, Trevor Weldon McIntyre; and a brother, William.

Survivors include her children, Sarah Jane Simbro and her husband Robert of Somerset, Massachusetts, Gary McIntyre of Shenandoah, Iowa; five grandchildren, Kathy Ventura and her husband John of Somerset, Massachusetts, Scott Simbro and his wife Kristy of Somerset, Massachusetts, Troy McIntyre and his wife Dawn of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Heather Rasmussen and her husband Roger of Manilla, Iowa, Trent McIntyre of Grimes, Iowa; eight great grandchildren, Ashley and Andrew Ventura, Nicholas and Abby Simbro, Taylor, Hannah and Ryan McIntyre, Zachary Rasmussen; along with many other relatives and friends.


McIntyre, Richard David "Dick" - Richard David "Dick" McIntyre, age 78, the son of Jesse A. McIntyre, Sr., and Flora E. (McMahon) McIntyre, was born March 9, 1927, near Farragut, Iowa, and passed away December 18, 2005, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
The early years of Dick’s life was spent in Corning, Rock Port, Craig and Fairfax, Missouri, and Farragut, Iowa, areas, where he attended school and received his education. On July 15, 1951, Dick was united in marriage to Dorothy Mascher and to this marriage Rick, Steve, Tim and John were born. Dick farmed in the Farragut area until the 1990’s. He also auctioneered with his brother Jesse for 20 years and managed the Elks Lodge in Shenandoah for many years. After retiring from farming he also worked part time at the Farragut Tavern.
Dick was a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church, Farragut Community Club, Shenandoah Jaycees and Shenandoah Elks Lodge #1122. He enjoyed being a 4-H leader and was an active donor and supporter of various groups in the Fremont and Page county areas.
Preceding Dick in death were his parents; brother, Carl McIntyre; and brother-in-law, Richard Mascher.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of 54 years; sons and daughters-in-laws, Rick and Rita McIntyre of Farragut, Steve McIntyre of Indianola, Iowa, Tim McIntyre and Teri of Council Bluffs, Iowa and John and Linda McIntyre of Omaha, Nebraska. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Taylor, Reed and Matthew McIntyre, Lori Chenoweth, and Lori and Lisa Costello; great grandson, Cody Chenoweth; brother, Jesse A. McIntyre, Jr. of Shenandoah; sister, Patty Johnson and husband, Wilbert, of Red Oak, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Donna McIntyre and Elaine Peters of Colorado, and Connie Mascher of Farragut; and brother and sister-in-law, Doris and Bud Cooper of Shenandoah; plus other relatives and friends.

Farragut Cemetery

McKinney, Melinda Claire Armstrong - Melinda Claire McKinney, daughter of Kenneth Patrick McKinney and Mary Anne (Stickel) Armstrong, was born on June 20, 1988, in Frederick, Maryland. She passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2006, at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 18.
The first year of her life was spent in Frederick, Maryland. From 1989 through 2002 Claire lived in Brunswick, Maryland. She attended Brunswick Elementary School (K-5) and Brunswick Middle School (6-8). In 2002, she moved to Essex, Iowa, before moving to Shenandoah in 2003. Claire attended Essex High School (9-12) graduating with the Class of 2006. She was currently attending Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Claire loved the performing arts and had a special love for music. She played both the piano and the saxophone, and loved to sing. She was a member of the Essex High School Choir and was often asked to perform the National Anthem at sports events in Essex. She was a member of the Essex High School Band and the Essex Jazz Band. She was very fond of plays and musicals and had roles in the Essex School plays. She participated in Basketball Cheerleading, E-Stars, Speech Competitions, the Miss Essex Pageant, Softball, Track, Show Choir, and was voted Most Likely to Succeed by her Senior Class. She had a special love for musicals and especially enjoyed the soundtracks from “Wicked”, “Rent” and “Moulin Rouge”. She also admired singer Josh Groban and often posted on his Internet site.Claire was majoring in Music while attending Northwest Missouri State University and planned to be a Music teacher. She was also a proud member of the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat Marching Band. Some of Claire’s favorite hobbies were reading, writing stories and poetry, chatting and posting on Internet bulletin boards, scrapbooking and listening to music. Claire worked briefly for The Depot in Shenandoah and was most recently employed at the Shenandoah Pizza Hut until the time she left for college. Claire was a member of Saint Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia.

Preceding Claire in death were her grandmother, Kathleen McKinney; great grandparents, Genevive and George Peters and Pearl and Andrew Kasecky. Survivors include her mother, Mary Anne Armstrong of Shenandoah, IA; father, Kenneth McKinney of New Market, MD; step-father, Jason Armstrong of Shenandoah, IA; stepmother, Michelle McKinney of New Market, MD; three sisters, Alexandra Armstrong of Shenandoah, IA, Brynne McKinney and Elle McKinney, both of New Market, MD; three brothers, Christopher McKinney, Ryan McKinney and Jacob Armstrong, all of Shenandoah, IA; grandparents, Peter and Linda Stickel of St. Mary’s, KS, Warren McKinney of Elkton, MD, Michelle and Kenneth Armstrong of Essex, IA, David Cook of Jessup, MD; great grandmother, Mildred McKinney of Mt. Airy, MD; uncles and aunts, Christa Stickel and Charlie Arnold of Frederick, MD, Mike and Milli Wall of Timonium, MD, Todd and Barbara Hagemann of Raleigh, NC, Nikki and Paul Garner of Bellevue, NE, Jamie Vanatta of Shenandoah, IA; ten cousins; several great aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 13, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Celebrant was the Rev. Jim Gubser. The 2006 Class song, "Time Flies By", was performed by Jayde Duysen and Nick Eisenhower. Other music was "You're Still You", "Seasons Of Love" and "To Where You Are". Attending the memory register were Stephanie Armstrong and Carli Ross. Ushers were Christopher McKinney and Caleb Kinney. Honorary casket bearers were Jacob Armstrong, Paul Hughes, John Racine and Tim McConnaughey. Casket bearers were Jason Armstrong, Ryan McKinney, David Groth, Charles Arnold, Paul Garner and Kenneth Armstrong. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.
McKinnon, Michael William - Michael William McKinnon, son of Marcus Hugh and Jami DiAnn (Thompson) McKinnon, was born on January 8, 2003, in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away on Friday, January 20, 2006, at his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Michael’s early life was spent in Omaha until he was a year old. At that time, the family moved to Oklahoma for his Daddy’s new job. Michael loved music and his videos. Barney and Sesame Street were his favorites. He enjoyed playing with trucks, doors and his yellow bus. He loved his dog, Luke, and his bear “Blue”. Michael and Jami were active in a few “Mom’s” groups, the January Snowflakes, PAK at Faithful Shepherd Presbyterian Church and Tulsa Mom’s.
“He always had a smile to share as we had fun going to the zoo and mall often. Michael was very ticklish and we laughed most days and nights with him.” Michael was affectionately referred to as “Our Sugar Bear”, “Our January Snowflake” and “Mr. Wiggles” by his parents.
Preceding Michael in death were his great grandparents, Ivan McKinnon and Kenneth and Mary Thompson; uncle, Jeremy McKinnon; and aunts, Terri Berry and Judy Johnson. Michael is survived by his parents, Marcus and Jami McKinnon and brother, Matthew McKinnon, of Broken Arrow, OK; grandparents, Richard and Joy Thompson of Shenandoah, IA, Vicki and David Kyle and Larry McKinnon, all of Tarkio, MO; great grandparents, William “Bill” and Marjy Johnson of Shenandoah, IA, William and Luella Lassen of Council Bluffs, IA, and Mary McKinnon of Shenandoah, IA; uncle, Chad Thompson of Shenandoah, IA; aunt, Melissa Fletcher of Tarkio, MO; God parents, Jason Riley of St. Joseph, MO and Jannelle Anderson of Douglas, WY; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the Tarkio Presbyterian Church in Tarkio, Missouri. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Darin Seaman. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah

McLaren, Robert "Bob" Alexander - Robert Alexander McLaren, son of George Kells McLaren and Lucille Gail (Christ) McLaren, was born on September 8, 1931, in Shenandoah, Iowa. “Bob” passed away on Monday, April 3, 2006, at his home in rural Shenandoah following a brief bout with cancer at the age of 74.
Growing up in rural Shenandoah, he received his education from Mount Etna Country School and from Shenandoah High School. Following high school, he began farming full-time on the family farm. Bob served his country during the Korean War, entering active duty in the Army on January 6, 1953. He was honorably discharged on October 21, 1954. Upon his arrival back home, he resumed farming.
On February 16, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to Joyce Peterson at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Both Bob and Joyce are lifelong residents of Shenandoah. Bob was active in livestock and crop farming in the area and was proud to own and live on a Century Farm. He retired from farming in 2001.
Bob was a member of the Shenandoah Elks Club B. P. O. E. #1122 for 45 years and a member of the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88 for 47 years. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Bob enjoyed boating, golfing and playing cards. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Preceding Bob in death were his parents; brother, Sterling McLaren; two sister-in-laws, Jackie and Vivian McLaren; and a granddaughter, Alexandria McLaren. Survivors include his wife, Joyce McLaren of the home; three children, Julia McLaren, Bruce McLaren and his wife Donna, and Elizabeth McLaren, all of Indianola, Iowa; and three grandchildren, Wesley, Riley and Caitlin McLaren, all of Indianola. Also surviving are brothers, J. F. McLaren of Farragut, George Allen McLaren and his wife Pat of Atlanta, GA and Richard McLaren and his wife Marlene of Spirit Lake, IA; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Memorials are being directed to either the Shenandoah Elks Club #1122 or to Shenandoah Hospice in Bob’s name.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. The Rev. James Gubser gave the words of comfort. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

 


McNeilly, Maurice James - Maurice James McNeilly,88, son of James Robert and Gladys Emily (Smith) McNeilly, was born at Center Junction, Jones County, Iowa on March 8, 1918. He passed away at Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah early Thursday morning August 31, 2006. He grew up in the Center Junction area attending school there. He graduated from Center Junction High School in 1936. He attended Lenox College receiving his Associate’s Degree in 1938. Maurice attended Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa, until 1940. From 1938-1940 he worked for McNeilly Hybrid Seed Corn Company owned by his father of Center Junction, Iowa. Maurice worked for and later was Vice President of United Hybrid Growers Association of Shenandoah, Iowa, from 1940-1952. Later he worked for United Hagie Hybrids in Shenandoah. From 1954-1998 he was owner of M. J. McNeilly Seed Company. And in 1956, co-owner with his brother John in McNeilly Steel Buildings. He retired on November 11, 1998. In 1942 Maurice was married to Wilma Maureen “Billie” Cisney in Omaha, Nebraska. On September 23, 1967 Maurice was united in marriage to Mary Ford Long in Shenandoah, Iowa. Maurice was known for his conservation work and his love for growing things. He enjoyed flying having his private pilots license in the 40’s and 50’s. His other enjoyments were fishing, hunting, gardening and working in the orchard. Maurice was involved in his community as a member of the Elks Lodge (serving as a board member); former Rotary and Kiwanis member and also a member of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister Jean Balster, a brother, John N. McNeilly and first wife “Billie” Oakley. Survivors include his wife Mary of Shenandoah, IA; son, John McNeilly and wife Diana of Nebraska City, NE; daughters, Marcia Anderson and husband Ed of Indianola, IA, Donna Roberts and husband Ron of Oelwein, IA, Roberta Long of Gretna, NE, Carol Westcott and husband Wes of Springfield, MO; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Buck and husband D. Homer of Durham, NC; along with a host of other relatives and many friends.
Celebration of life funeral services were held on Saturday, September 2, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Jim Gubser. Special music was performed by the duet of Justin and Heather Martin. Attending the memory register were Betty Morgan and Lois Pease. Casket bearers were Derry Wolford, Brian Hart, Tyler Landen, Don Gee, Rick Taubenberger and Roger VanBuskirk. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to the Maurice McNeilly Memorial for various conservation activities. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

McNutt, Dorothy Mae - Dorothy Mae McNutt was born July 26, 1917 near Yorktown, Iowa, the daughter of William Leslie and Fannie Clarice (Hutchison) McNutt. She passed away on Monday morning, October 22, 2007 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah. She attended school through the 10th grade and later worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell until her retirement. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah and of the Pioneers Club in Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Edna LeFever and Hazel Forbes; three brothers, Clay McNutt, Clarence McNutt and Raymond McNutt; four nephews, Gary Forbes, Bill Forbes, Don Forbes, Jimmy McNutt; and a niece, Judy Johnson.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Randy McNutt of Clarinda, Iowa, Sharon Black of Shambaugh, Iowa, Karen McCoy of Shambaugh, Iowa, Kenneth McNutt of Texas, Linda Teague of Grapevine, Texas, Marilyn Sue Pickens of Shenandoah, Iowa, along with many other relatives and friends.


McQueen, Twyla Gretchen Danielson - Twyla Gretchen McQueen, age 83, the daughter of Alfred and Cora (Rhoades) Danielson, was born December 24, 1920, near Essex, Iowa, and passed away February 9, 2004, at the Manor of Malvern in Malvern, Iowa.
Twyla lived with her family on farms near Essex and Farragut, Iowa, and in 1928 moved to Shenandoah where she graduated from the Shenandoah High School in 1938. On March 20, 1937, she was united in marriage to Howard McQueen at Rock Port, Missouri, and to this union, Joyce, J.F., Julia, Jeanette, Jeffery, and Jada were born. Twyla and Howard lived near Northboro, Iowa, for four years, then in 1942 moved to the McQueen family farm (Century Farm) where they have lived ever since. They have been married for over 66 years.
At an early age, Twyla danced and entertained on stage at the KMA County School. Later, being a homemaker, farm wife and mother kept her busy. She was employed at the Spurgeon’s Department Store in Shenandoah for 11 years, retiring in 1982. After their retirement, she and Howard enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Arizona and Texas.
Sewing, crocheting, making afghans were some of the hobbies Twyla enjoyed. She was known to be a great cook, but most of all her family was first in her life.
Preceding Twyla in death were her parents; one great grandson, Daniel Ward; and two brothers, Elwyn and Vern Danielson.
Survivors include her husband, Howard McQueen of Shenandoah; children and their spouses, Joyce and Francis Ward of Iowa, City, Iowa, J.F. and Barbara McQueen of Farragut, Iowa, Julia and Douglas Kemper of Cameron, Missouri, Jeanette and Tom Boehm of Silver City, Iowa, Jeffery and Carrie McQueen of Riverton, Iowa, and Jada and Dave Hallberg of Pocahontas, Iowa. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, plus several nieces, nephew, and many friends.

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Meek, Theodora Ware - Theodora Meek passed away at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda, Iowa February 21, 2009 at the age of 89. She was born March 7, 1919 at Quitman, Missouri the daughter of James Corfield and Carrie Kay (Crane) Ware. She graduated from Burlington Junction High School in 1936. Theodora was married to Robert L. Meek on May 10, 1941 at Burlington Junction. The couple had two children, John and Deborah. They farmed in the Burlington Junction, Coin, and College Springs Iowa areas. She was a member of the Coin United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Her family “roots” can be traced back to the Revolutionary War. Theodora was a wonderful mother and housewife. She was a provider for her family when they were ill and needed help. She enjoyed gardening, and was a good cook and sewer. She made the best cherry mash and cinnamon rolls.
Preceding her in death were her parents: Her husband Robert; and her Siblings, Lenora, Agnes, Eleanor, James, May, Samuel, William, Harding, and Dorothy.
She is survived by one son John Meek of College Springs, Iowa; one daughter Deborah Schneekloth and husband Phil of Austin, Texas; one grandson Mackenzie Ray Schneekloth, Austin, Texas; sisters in law, Marjorie Ware, Maryville, Missouri, and Dorothy Mae Ware, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marilyn Harden, Burlington Junction, Missouri: Nieces and Nephews
Funeral services were held at United Methodist Church, in Coin, Iowa at 10:30 a.m. February 25, 2009. With interment at the Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction, Missouri. Memorials are to the College Springs Fire and Rescue. The Tradition of Walker-Merrick Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa has served the family.
Mercer, Ardyth Jean Teachout - Ardyth Jean (Teachout) Mercer was born April 20, 1928 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of George Dewey and Gladys Irene (Kendall) Teachout. She grew up on the family farm northwest of Shenandoah. She attended school at Mt. Etna Country School and later graduated from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1945.

Ardyth held numerous jobs including working as a waitress in Omaha, Nebraska, CampbellÂ’s Soup Company in Omaha, a certified nurses assistant in nursing homes around the Kansas City area and as a telemarketer for TC Dance in Overland Park, KS and for Water Resources International.

Ardyth was awarded a trip to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago, Ill in 1945. She also received two cruises to the Bahamas in recognition for outstanding performance as a telemarketer for Water Resources International . A diamond studded pendant was awarded to her by the same company. She enjoyed oil painting and music. Ardyth was a member of the Walnut Ever Ready 4-H Club; the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah; the New Single Adult Fellowship of Independence, MO and the Blue Ridge Boulevard United Methodist Church of Kansas City, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gladys Teachout; two brothers, Donald Teachout and Robert Teachout; a brother-in-law, Billy Staples; a niece, Linda J. Stinnett.

Survivors include her three sisters, Georgene Stinnett of Kansas City, Missouri, Della Staples of Shenandoah, Iowa, Karen Van Trump and her husband Arnold of Aiken, South Carolina; sister-in-law, Barbara Teachout of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Mertz, Robert R. - Robert R. Mertz, the adopted son of Joseph F. and Louise E. (Birk) Mertz, was born March 28, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, and passed away August 22, 2003, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up and attending school in Sutton, Nebraska, Bob graduated from Sutton High School in 1943. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the European Theater through the end of World War II. After his discharge in April of 1946, he attended the Lincoln School of Commerce in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob then moved to San Francisco, where he was employed by the American President Steamship Line, first in the offices and then on board a cargo ship as a member of the Merchant Marine. After a voyage around the world, he gave up the life at sea.
On April 3, 1949, Bob was united in marriage to Dolores “Dodie” Linn in Milton, Pennsylvania, and to this union, five children, Deborah, Robert, Rick, Rod, and Dawn were born. He tried many jobs, including sales and labor, and eventually returned to the Midwest. Finally settling in Lincoln, Nebraska, Bob became associated with Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph for 25 years, retiring in 1991. On June 27, 1992, he was united in marriage to Jean Priebe, making their home in Shenandoah.
As a boy, Bob was involved in Boy Scouts, earning the Eagle Scout Award for his many achievements in scouting. As he got older, he enjoyed playing golf in his free time. After retirement and moving to Shenandoah, he found part time work mowing at the American Legion Golf Course, where he tremendously enjoyed playing golf. He participated on and off stage for the Southwest Iowa Theater Group, appearing in three plays and receiving their Service Award for the 94-95 season. Bob was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Kiwanis Club in Shenandoah and a member of American Legion Post #61 in Sutton and VFW Post #7224 in Shenandoah and served on the Meals On Wheels board of directors. One of the highlights of his last years was locating the family of his birth father, Clinton E.W. Peterson of Minden, Nebraska, and becoming acquainted with a large family of sisters, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Preceding Bob in death were his birth parents; adoptive parents; stepfather, Roy Carlson; brother, Pete Carlson; and sister, Wilma Carlson.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Mertz of Shenandoah; five children and their spouses, Debbie and Kenneth Drewel, Robert and Billie Mertz, Rick and Donna Mertz, Rod and Jean Mertz all of Lincoln and Dawn and Charlie Colon of Omaha. Also surviving are three stepchildren and their spouses, Jolene and Rod Headrick of Omaha, Nebraska, Ken and Deb Priebe of Crosslake, Minnesota and Jim and Ronda Priebe of Indianola, Iowa; and two sisters, Carol Santarelli of Pueblo, Colorado, and Mary Carkoski of Omaha; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services Entrusted to Selby Funeral Chapel
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Rose Hill cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa


Metz, Mary DiAnn Mincer - Mary DiAnn Metz was born June 6, 1951 in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Edward Mincer and Greta Elizabeth (Boettner) Mincer. DiAnn graduated from Tarkio High School in Tarkio, Missouri. She earned a B.S. degree in Music from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.

DiAnn was united in marriage with Michael Metz at Westboro, Missouri on June 27, 1975. They are the parents of three children: Heather, Nathan and Sean.


DiAnn was a devoted wife, mother, and teacher. She taught instrumental music, vocal and piano for over 35 years. DiAnn most recently taught at the St. James School in Washington, Iowa and Salem School of the Mt. Pleasant School District. In addition to being a helpmate to her husband and his ministry, she was an accomplished pianist and often played for the 5:00 p.m. service at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. She was a member of Kiononia and P.E.O. She enjoyed all outdoor activities and had a real love for nature. DiAnn especially enjoyed hiking, bird watching, flower gardening and cooking. She baked delicious chocolate chip cookies.


DiAnn is survived by her husband, Rev. Michael Metz of Fairfield and the children, Heather Metz of Denver, CO, Nathan Metz of Omaha, NE, and Sean Metz of Des Moines, IA as well as her parents, Edward Mincer of Hamburg, IA and Greta “Liz” Lyden of Rock Port, MO, and siblings, Gary Mincer of Cape Canaveral, FL, Craig Mincer of Lake Toxaway, NC, Kerry Sue Scardina of Omaha, NE, and David and Marty Mincer, both of Hamburg, IA.


Her memory will be cherished by her family, students, and many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Carl Phillips and Rev. Clark Finehout. Organist, Carol Golden accompanied soloist, Becca Cusick who sang, "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "Pass It On". Congregational hymns included "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" and "Hymn Of Promise". Usher for the service was Jim Sligar. Casket bearers were Gary Mincer, Craig Mincer, David Mincer, Marty Mincer, Ron Manrose, Jack Scardina, Dustin Barnes and Jason Manrose. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared on the web at www.hackettlivingston.com



Meyerholtz, Mildred Louise Carolyn Carlson - Mildred Louise Carolyn Meyerholtz, the daughter of Carl and Signe (Oberg) Carlson was born on August 26, 1926 at Wales, Iowa. She entered into rest on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, attaining the age of 81 years, 11 months and 5 days.
Most of Mildred’s early life was spent in the Wales area. She attended school in Wales where she graduated from Wales High School with the Class of 1944. Mildred worked as a typesetter at Murphy Calendar Co. in Red Oak, Iowa from 1944 through 1950. In 1950 she began working at Union Carbide in Red Oak until 1954.
On September 19, 1955, Mildred married the love of her life, Delbert Irving Meyerholtz, in York, Nebraska. To this union two sons, Wesley and Douglas were born. They spent their married life in Shenandoah.
Following their marriage Mildred became a homemaker and in addition held various part-time positions during this time at the Waldorf, Tall Corn Motel, Corner Café and Nishna Valley Café.
Mildred attended the Nazarene Church in Shenandoah for sometime. She was member of the AARP. Her two main interests were bird watching and parenting. She was a social person in her younger years, devoting time to various charities and civic activities.
Preceding Mildred in death were her parents; husband Delbert Meyerholtz; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Wayne Arnold of Red Oak, IA; and brother, Herb Carlson of Coral Gables, FL.
Survivors include her two sons, R. Wesley Meyerholtz of Shenandoah, IA and Douglas Meyerholtz and his wife Janet of Olathe, KS; brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Donna Carlson of Red Oak, IA; niece, Dorothy Arnold and nephew, Gordon Arnold, both of Red Oak, IA; other relatives and friends.
Mildred was a lighthearted person who always enjoyed a good laugh and a caring, loving individual who’s sympathy was genuine. She will be missed by all of those who loved and knew her.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Rick Sleyster. Musical selections were "Blue Skies", Peace In The Valley" and "Green Sleeves". Pam Corneilson attended the memory register. Caaket bearers were Duane Moore, Tammy Moore, Marty Miller, ALbert Corneilson, John Franiuk and Bobby Franks. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com
Mikkelsen, Jacqueline Juanita "Jackie" - Jacqueline Juanita Mikkelsen was born to William and Helen (Harp) Alley on January 24, 1925 in Shenandoah, Iowa. She passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 in Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 83.

Shortly after high school Jackie married Tom Mikkelsen. Following their marriage they made their home in Shenandoah. Tom worked for the Post Office while Jackie was a homemaker and later began work at the Eaton Corporation where she became involved with the United Way.

Following retirement Jackie enjoyed working part time for a number of main street businesses in Shenandoah.

Jackie was a member of the United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school classes for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; and her parents, Bill and Helen.

Jackie is survived by her two children, Tom Mikkelsen of Grand Island, Nebraska and Pamela Gregory and her husband Brent of Elk City, Oklahoma; sister, Junietta Frentzell of Albuquerque, New Mexico; niece, Annette Frentzell Jordan and husband John of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and nephew, Martin Frentzell and wife Sandy of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of Comfort were given by Rev. Jim Gubser. Musical selections included "Amazing Grace", "How Great Thou Art", and "Return To Me". Betty Andersen was in charge of the Memory Register. Casket Bearers were Bill Hillman, Bob Larson, Rex Funk, Roland Pulley, and Bruce Anderson. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa. A memorial fund in Jackie's name is being established.
 
Miller, Clinton Charles - Clinton Charles Miller was born February 13, 1923 near Farragut, Iowa, the son of Louie Charles and Ruth Virginia (Sanderson) Miller. He passed away on Monday afternoon, January 14, 2008 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa following a lengthy illness. Clint attended school in Farragut and graduated from Farragut High School with the class of 1941. On April 2, 1944, he was married to Paulyne Hendrickson in Rock Port, Missouri. This union was blessed with three children; Terry, Lonnie Joe and Joan.
Clint farmed in the Farragut area for over 60 years. He also ran a Plumbing and Heating business during that time. Clint also worked for the Shull Hardware Store in Riverton for several years. He loved sports of all kinds, but most of all he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports.
Clint was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Paulyne of Farragut, Iowa, his children, Terry Miller and his wife Marsha of Shenandoah, Iowa, Lonnie Joe Miller and his wife Diane of Farragut, Iowa, Joan Kirk and her husband Gene of Farragut, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Jeff Miller, Dana Finnegan, Kelly Crowdes, Julie Clark, Mark Miller, Wendi Stenzel, Amy Gustafson, Kary Koso; nineteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Delbert Miller of Port Angeles, Washington, Leslie Bo Miller of Iowa, Eldon Miller and his wife Helen of Dekalb, Illinois; along with many other relatives and friends.

 


Miller, Lois Mary Hurst Smith - Lois Mary Smith Miller, daughter of Oscar J. and Frances C. (McAllister) Hurst, was born on May 23, 1916, at Tarkio, Missouri. She passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 90. Growing up on a farm southeast of Shenandoah, Lois attended country school through the eighth grade. She graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1934. Following high school, Lois worked for Attorneys, Barnes and Howard, for two years. On October 18, 1936, Lois was united in marriage to Willis C. Smith at the home of her parents near Shenandoah. Following their marriage they lived in Missouri, later moving to Peru, Nebraska, where she worked for three professors as secretary for eight years. They moved to Coin, Iowa for a short time and then to Hamburg, before settling in Shenandoah where Willis died in 1988. In 1991, Lois was united in marriage to Harry L. Miller at Summit Methodist Church. They made their home in Farragut and enjoyed seven years of marriage before he died in 1998. Lois was a member of the Tarkio United Methodist Church, Summit United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, the MS Club at Summit and the Farragut Congregational Church and their women’s group. She participated in the Forest Park Sunday School Class and was a former member of Order of Eastern Star, Peru, Nebraska Chapter #58. Lois enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles along with writing and reading meaningful poems. She loved music, reading, traveling locally and writing articles for the local newspaper. Lois was grateful for the many friends she made during her stay at Forest Park Manor.

Preceding Lois in death were her parents; husband’s, Willis Smith and Harry Miller; and son, W. James Smith; half-sister, Ethel Hurst. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Sharon Smith of Homosassa, FL; grandchildren, Sharon Wendy Smith Gracy of Florida, W. James Smith II, and Stacey Elisa Smith of Florida; great grandchildren Chelsie Nicole Smith of Shenandoah, IA, Matthew Robert Gracy and Julia Elyse Gracy of Florida; and many cousins.

Celebration of life memorial services were held on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Pastor Fred Bryson. Special music was performed by Randy Erhart, who sang "One Day At A Time" and "Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing". Attending the memory register was Chelsie Smith. Inurnment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Summit United Methodist Church.






Miller, Mollie Mae Criswell - Mollie Mae Miller, the daughter of Benjamin and Fannie (Ryles) Criswell, was born December 13, 1920 at Maitland, Missouri, and passed away November 16, 2002, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in Plainview, Arkansas, Mollie received her education in the Plainview school system. On October 2, 1941 she was united in marriage to Harry Eugene Miller at Rock Port, Missouri. To this union, four children, Tom, Mike, Cindy, and Teresa were born.
When Mollie and Gene were first married, Mollie worked for several years at Herriman’s Grocery Store in Farragut, Iowa. Later she was employed by Union Carbide Company in Red Oak, Iowa. Mollie then was associated with Leacox Drug Store in Shenandoah for many years until her health forced her to retire in the mid 1970s. She loved her children and grandchildren and cooking home cooked meals for them. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed playing cards, sewing, crocheting and traveling. Mollie was also famous for her pie baking.
Preceding Mollie in death was her daughter, Teresa Miller; parents, Benjamin and Fannie Criswell; husband, Gene Miller on December 27, 2001; brother, Lawrence Criswell and sister, Ada Childress.
Mollie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Barbara Miller of Farragut, Iowa and Louis “Mike” and Debera Miller of Nebraska City, Nebraska; daughter and son-in-law, Louise “Cindy” and Cal Council of Farragut; grandchildren, Doug Sexton, Tammy McFarland, Mark Miller, Angela Miller, Mary Miller, Chad Miller, April Ruiz, Leslie Bryant, Brian Jones and Heather Council; sister, Lois Ferguson; brother, Joe Criswell; twenty great grandchildren; plus other relatives and friends.

Farragut cem


Miller, Ruby - Ruby Miller, age 92, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Friday, September 30, 2005, at Elm Heights/Park Crest Care Center.

Survivors include her sister, Kathryn Ketcham of Shenandoah; sister-in-law, Mildred Miller of Shenandoah; brother-in-law, Elton Whitmore of Georgia; plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Baker Cemetery, nr Norwich, Iowa.


Miller, Terry Ray - Terry Ray Miller, age 49, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 14, 2003, at his home.

Their will be open viewing starting at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday. 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Thursday.
Elmwood Cemetery, Coin, Iowa.


Miller, Thelma Clara Cavner - Thelma Clara Miller, age 90, the daughter of Stewart and Elizabeth (Vermuel) Cavner was born January 31, 1916, at Page Center, Iowa, and passed away February 3, 2006, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up on a farm in the College Springs, Iowa, area near Page Center, Thelma received her education in the College Spring school system. On May 2, 1934, she was united in marriage to William Floyd Miller at Sidney, Iowa, and to this marriage a daughter, Myrna, was born.
Not only did Thelma assist Floyd on the farm, but for 26 years she worked as an aid at the State Mental Health Institute in Clarinda, Iowa. She is remembered as being a great cook plus a great mom, grandma and mother-in-law. Thelma enjoyed being with her family and friends.
Preceding Thelma in death were her parents; husband, Floyd, in 1990; sisters, Wilma Cavner, Margaret Book and Mildred Glassgow; and brothers, Leland and Clark Cavner.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and Clark Anderson of Shenandoah; grandson, Lee Anderson of Shenandoah; brother-in-law, Carl Glassgow of Loveland, Colorado; plus several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Clarinda Cemetery.

Miller, Wesley LeRoy "Roy" - Roy Miller, the son of John W. and Thelma L. (McCool) Miller, was born August 8, 1927, in Atchison County, Missouri, and passed away November 22, 2002, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in the Westboro and Rock Port, Missouri area, Roy received his education in a rural country school near Rock Port. On June 30, 1944, Roy was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Tomes at Atchison, Kansas. To this union David, Jennie and Joan were born. As a young man Roy was employed in construction and drove a truck. He quit trucking and moved his family to the Shenandoah area in order to spend more time with them. For several years, Roy was employed by Snyder and Select Motors, and later at Eaton Corporation, where he retired. Roy trained and shod horses to offset the expenses of the family horse hobbies. After retirement, he drove a truck part-time for Sterling McLaren. Roy enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends.
Preceding Roy in death were his parents; his wife, Barbara; brothers, John and Charles Miller; sisters, Christina Curran and Fern Bruer.
Survivors include his son, David Miller and wife Angela, of Shenandoah; daughters and sons-in law, Jennie and Frank Miller of St. James, Missouri, and Joan and Ron Helvie of Corning, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren, Wes, Jeff, John, Kelly, Scott, Merci, Gabe, Cassandra, Amanda, Jesse, Chad, Brian, Les and Allison; numerous great grandchildren; plus other relatives and friends.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Millikan, Frieda Hennrietta Woltmer - Frieda Hennrietta Millikan, daughter of Herman George and Anna Georgia (Fahseler) Voltmer, was born on September 17, 1919, at Rock Port, Missouri. She passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2003, at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 83. Frieda grew up in Rock Port and attended the Rock Port Public Schools. She graduated from Rock Port High School with the Class of 1937. On January 14, 1939, Frieda was united in marriage with Donald Edward Millikan in Rock Port. To this union, three children were born, Jack, Karon and Jerry. They made their home in Rock Port until moving to Shenandoah, Iowa, in 1944. Frieda worked as a housekeeper and cleaned houses for Miss Helen Kline, Mrs. Wayne McManama, Mrs. William Tarpenning and ironed for Lewis cleaners. She also worked for the Tall Corn Motel and in Sally Bradley's Fur Shoppe. Frieda was a member of the Shenandoah Trinity Lutheran Church. Frieda was excellent cook and loved cooking for her family. She liked visiting with people and especially enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding Frieda in death were her parents; husband, Donald; an infant brother; infant sister, Lauretta; brother, George; four sisters, Glenda, Anna, Juanita and Agnes; and special friend, Duane Gowing. Survivors include her three children, Jack Millikan and his wife Marilyn of Buffalo, Kansas; Karon Spears and her husband LeRoy of Shenandoah, Iowa; and Jerry Millikan and his wife Karon of Red Oak, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Mike Millikan and his wife Dawn of Omaha, Nebraska; Monica (Millikan) Byrne and her husband Tom of Overland Park, Kansas; Todd Millikan and his wife Dyanne of Shenandoah, Iowa; Lynette (Spears) Witzel and her husband Ryan of Lincoln, Nebraska; Donovan Spears of Kansas City, Missouri; Shawn Millikan and his wife Stephanie of Missouri Valley, Iowa; and Shad Millikan and his wife Anita of Elliott, Iowa; six great grandchildren, Michaela Millikan, Maggie Byrne, Caroline Byrne, Matthew Millikan, Seth Millikan and Leah Millikan. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Fern Millikan of Colorado Springs, Colorado; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 11, 2003, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah with Pastor Gary Jaeckle giving the words of comfort. Organist was Linda Micheel and vocalist was Dawn Millikan who sang "Just As I Am" and "How Great Thou Art". The congregation sang "The Old Rugged Cross". Caring for the flowers were Marjorie Freeze and Carma McLaren. Attending the register book were Ruth Dwyer and Loretta Monroe. Ushers were Larry Poppa and Mike Poppa. Honorary casket bearers were Glen Davey, Jack Gowing, Harley Greenwalt, Gary Haskin, Jerry Martin, Cliff Nielsen and Randy Poppa. Casket bearers were Mike Millikan, Todd Millikan, Donovan Spears, Shawn Millikan, Shad Millikan, Tom Byrne and Ryan Witzel. Interment was in the Green Hill Cemetery at Rock Port, Missouri.
Million, Frances A. - age 93, of Coin, Iowa - High creek Cem near Watson, Mo
Million, John Eugene - John Eugene Million was born June 28, 1929, the son of John Montgomery and Pearl (Hale) Million. He passed away on Monday evening, June 16, 2008 at the Palm Springs Nursing and Rehab Center in Palm Springs, California at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 19 days.

John attended school in Shenandoah through the eighth grade. After school he farmed the family farm. He later served in the United States Army from 1951 – 1953 during the Korean Conflict. On May 18, 1953, he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine McMillin in Oskaloosa, Iowa. This union was blessed with four children, Steve, Sandy, David and Tom.

He worked in construction all of his life. He spent many years with Western Engineering resurfacing interstates and highways all over the midwest. John later worked with his brother Red. He took the business over after Red’s death and retired in 1991. John loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagle’s for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Shenandoah Amvets and the Essex American Legion Post #333.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary; a son, Steve; three brothers, Lee “Red” Million, Orville “Babe” Million and Arnold Million; and a granddaughter, Alejandra Morales.

Survivors include his children, Sandy Molina and her husband Joaquin of Marshalltown, Iowa, David Million and his wife Laura of 29 Palms, California, Tom Million and his wife Rita of Henderson, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.
Mills, Nancy Carol Shipley - Nancy Carol Mills, daughter of James Arthur and Leah Mae (Hamman) Shipley, was born on April 2, 1948, in Clarinda, Iowa. She passed away on Monday, May 8, 2006, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska following a lengthy bout with cancer at the age of 58.
Most of Nancy’s life has been spent in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri. She grew up in Shenandoah where she attended the Shenandoah Community Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1966. Over the years, Nancy worked at Mae Farmers, Fields Clothing, Tober’s and Wal-Mart. She was most recently employed at Pella Corporation in Shenandoah.
A creative person, Nancy enjoyed painting, sewing, crafts, cooking and gardening. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah.
Preceding Nancy in death was her father, James Arthur Shipley; grandparents, Fred and Alma (Windom) Shipley and George and Opal (Rascher) Hamman. Survivors include her mother, Leah Mae Shipley of Shenandoah, IA; brother, Richard Shipley and wife Diana of Burlington, IA; two nieces, Lori Miller and husband Josh of Sioux Falls, SD, and Katie Shipley of Denver, CO; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 12, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Pastor James Gubser gave the words of comfort. Vocalist was Dr. Charles Peterson. Organist was Margaret Woods. Special music was, "The Lord's Prayer", "How Great Thou Art" and "Wind Beneath My Wings". Attending the register book was Joy Thompson. Caring for the flowers were Marian Johnson, Vicki Wagoner, Susan Gomel and Janice Carpenter. Honorary casket bearers were Chuck Bartz, Gene Dixon, Charles Norton, Clifford Shipley and Joe Shipley. Casket bearers were Curtis Bartz, Lowell Dixon, Randy Dixon, Bill Shipley, Leland Shipley and Tom Shipley. Interment was in the Prairie Rose Cemetery near Corning, Iowa. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mitchell, Mary Margaret Doss - Mary Margaret (Doss) Mitchell was born September 13, 1941 in Decatur City, Iowa, the daughter of Willford Lester and Bertha Irene (Edwards) Doss. She passed away on Tuesday morning, November 27, 2007 at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda, Iowa at the age of 66 years, 2 months and 14 days.

Mary grew up in the Northwest Missouri area. She worked various jobs over the years and until her retirement, she was a restraunt owner in the Clarinda area for many years. Mary loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her son Rex Hunziker and six siblings, Merle Doss, Richard Doss, Theola Macatte, Pauline Farmer, Frances Doss and Nellie Rose.

Survivors include her children, Sis Woods and her husband Charles of Clarinda, Iowa, Donna Hunziker and Jody Thorpe of Coin, Iowa, Gene Chapman and his wife Erin of Clarinda, Iowa; six grandchildren, three step grandchildren, four great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Doss of St. Joseph, Missouri, Lucille Edwards of St. Joseph, Missouri; one brother, Les Doss and his wife Kathy of St. Joseph, Missouri; along with many other relatives and friends.

Mobley, Agnes K. - Agnes Mobley, age 91, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Friday, January 14th, at the Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah. A celebration of Agne’s life will be 10:30 A.M. Monday at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin one hour before service. Memorials may be directed to the Nishna Valley Christian Church or to the Bricker Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Arlene Crawford of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and James and Jane Crawford of Council Bluffs, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Clayton Beyer of Lakewood, New Jersey; step daughter, Marilyn Fecher of Shenandoah; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.


Modrow, Duane Louis - Duane Louis Modrow was born July 18, 1922 in Clearwater, Nebraska the son of Louis Charles and Crystal (Adams) Modrow. He passed away on Wednesday afternoon, February 13, 2008 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Duane graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1940. He later graduated from Tarkio College with a Bachelors Degree and later attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. On February 14, 1947, he was united in marriage to Helen Joyce Cook in Troy, Kansas. To this union five daughters were born; Josephine, Teresa, Julie Ann, Marci and Kris.

Duane worked in the Shenandoah area all of his life. He was in advertising at the Shenandoah Evening Sentinel. He was the promotional director at KMA radio. He later sold insurance for the Farmers Insurance Group and then he was a rural mail carrier until he retired. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Shenandoah, a life member of the V.F.W. and was a past member of the Toast Master Club. He enjoyed photography, HAM radio operations and most of all his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Laura Achenbach; and a sister, Darlene. Survivors include his wife, Helen of Shenandoah; children, Josephine McAlexander and her husband Jim of Sidney, Iowa, Teresa Achenbach and her husband Les of Thurman, Iowa, Julie Ann Stuble of St. Petersburg, Florida, Marci Saner of Shenandoah, Iowa, Kris Meyer of Shenandoah, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren, Kevin McAlexander and his wife Jennifer of Grinnell, Iowa, Neil McAlexander and his wife Pam of Ashland, Nebraska, Cody McAlexander of Thurman, Iowa, Craig Achenbach of Thurman, Iowa, Autumn Achenbach of Glenwood, Iowa, Ian Struble of St. Petersburg, Florida, Amy Struble of St. Petersburg, Florida, Brittany Howard and her husband Winston of Atlanta, Georgia, Lyndi Saner of Shenandoah, Iowa, Samantha Meyer of Shenandoah, Iowa, Todd Meyer of Shenandoah, Iowa, Casey Meyer and his wife Katrina of Destin, Florida, Tiffany Meyer of Eugene, Oregon; eight great grandchildren, Isaiah McAlexander, Parker McAlexander, Ella McAlexander, Joseph Howard, Hayden Achenbach, Jacque Achenbach, Andrew Meyer, Hannah Meyer; along with many other relatives and friends
Modrow, Helen Joyce Cook - Helen Joyce (Cook) Modrow was born April 17, 1924 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Clyde Herbert and Laura Josephine (Cotrill) Cook. She passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at her home in Shenandoah.

Helen attended school in Clarinda and graduated with the class of 1942. On February 14, 1947, she was united in marriage to Duane Modrow in Troy, Kansas. This union was blessed with five daughters; Josephine, Teresa, Julie, Marci and Kris.

She started working as a “soda jerk” at Jake James in Clarinda. She later worked for Tidy House in Shenandoah. Helen retired after 20 years in the office at J.C. Penney. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Shenandoah. She was active in various church groups and bible studied and enjoyed meeting class mates and former J.C. Penney employees for lunch. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing and needle work, reading and working out crossword puzzles daily with Duane.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Duane on February 13, 2008; a sister, Edith in infancy; a brother, Harold Cook; and four sisters, Georgia Smalley, Billie Davison, Leah Ayres and Irma Steuert.

Survivors include her children, Josie McAlexander and her husband Jim of Sidney, Iowa, Teresa Achenbach and her husband Les of Thurman, Iowa, Julie Stuble of St. Petersburg, Florida, Marci Saner of Shenandoah, Iowa, Kris Meyer of Shenandoah, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren, Kevin McAlexander and his wife Jennifer of Grinnell, Iowa, Neil McAlexander and his wife Pam of Ashland, Nebraska, Cody Achenbagh of Thurman, Iowa, Craig Achenbach of Thurman, Iowa, Autumn Achenbach of Glenwood, Iowa, Ian Struble of St. Petersburg, Florida, Amy Struble of St. Petersburg, Florida, Brittany Howard and her husband Winston of Atlanta, Georgia, Lyndi Saner of Shenandoah, Iowa, Samantha Meyer of Shenandoah, Iowa, Todd Meyer of Shenandoah, Iowa, Casey Meyer and his wife Katrina of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Tiffany Meyer of Roseburg, Oregon; eight great grandchildren, Isaiah McAlexander, Parker McAlexander, Ella McAlexander, Joseph Howard, Hayden Achenbach, Jacque Achenbach, Andrew Meyer, Hannah Underwood; along with many other relatives and friends.

Moles, Martha "Wilma" Crawford - Martha Wilma Moles, age 92, the daughter of William and Carrie (Williams) Crawford, was born August 15, 1912, on a farm in Warren County near Lacona, Iowa, and passed away November 10, 2004 in Shenandoah, Iowa.
After attending grade school in Lacona, Wilma graduated from the Chariton High School with the Class of 1930. She then attended summer school at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where she obtained a teaching certificate and taught schools in Warren and Lucas counties for the next five years. She then decided to change her career and attended beauty school in Omaha, Nebraska. Wilma got her first job as a beauty operator at Franks Beauty Shop located in Henry Fields in Shenandoah. In the fall of 1937 she opened her own beauty shop in Hamburg, Iowa, which she operated until 1942.
On February 28, 1942, Wilma married Private Kenneth Moles in Walters, Oklahoma while he was serving in the Air Force at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas. In December of that year she joined Kenneth in San Antonio, Texas, where he had just received his commission as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. They were next stationed at Enid, Oklahoma, where Richard William was born on May 3, 1944. After the war, they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Roger Allan was born on October 22, 1946.
Wilma and her family then moved back to Shenandoah, where she lived the remainder of her life. She was known as a devoted wife, mother, and business partner with Kenneth at the Shenandoah Airport. Wilma enjoyed working with young people in the church and school while their boys were growing up. She was known to be a very good cook. Her family still uses her popular recipes today. After retirement, she and Kenneth enjoyed traveling the country side in their travel trailer.
Preceding Wilma in death were her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ernest Fogel; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Margaret Crawford; and brother-in-law, Gerald Hutson.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of Shenandoah; sons, Richard Moles and David Roger Gentry, both of San Francisco, California; sisters, Nadine Hutson of Lubbock, Texas and Nedra Dorman and husband, Lowell of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rose Hill cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa


Moles, Shirley Editha McWhorter - Shirley Editha Moles, age 87, the daughter of Oakley and Mable (Stuart) McWhorter, was born May 22, 1918, in Yellowstone County, Montana (near Custer), in a log house built by her parents on their homestead and passed away February 26, 2006, at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa, following several years of failing health.

In 1924, Shirley and her family moved to Stanberry, Missouri, where she attended local schools, graduating from high school in 1935. She moved to Shenandoah in 1937, where she was employed by several local business firms.

On January 21, 1942, Shirley was united in marriage to Clifford C. Moles and to this union Diane, Denis and Margaret were born. For six years after their marriage they lived in northern Iowa and eastern states, returning to Shenandoah in late 1948 to begin farming, which they did until Cliff’s death in 1980. Shirley assisted Cliff when needed plus kept busy with the usual activities of being a parent.

For several years Shirley was a Shenandoah Hospital Volunteer. She also was a volunteer driver for several people who needed medical attention available in Omaha, Nebraska. One of the activities from which she derived the most satisfaction was the organization of and participating in the Pioneer Hospice. This group was available to assist people who were terminally ill as well as their families.

Although all of her family lived a distance from her, she maintained a close relationship via telephone and writing letters. She emphasized to her grandchildren that books were the doorway to the world and education was a necessity. Reading was a significant passion in her life, and she was always well informed and opinionative about local, state, and national politics, as well as international issues.

Preceding Shirley in death were her parents and husband. Survivors include her two daughters and their husbands and one son: Diane and Don Crews of Fort Collins, Colorado, Denis Moles of East Missoula, Montana, and Margaret and Derek Kemper of Morrison, Colorado. Also surviving are grandchildren, Sean and Beverly Jones, Nick and Laura Kemper, Trent Kemper and Courtney Kemper; and great grandchildren, Meredith and Cooper Jones. Others include her brother and sister-in-law, C.O. and Dorothy McWhorter of Oregon and their son Jay and his family; several cousins; other relatives; members of Cliff’s family; plus friends of many years.

Private family services were held as her personal creed encompassed that part of the humanist philosophy that recognizes that human beings are a part of nature. Her ashes, as requested, will be scattered by her family at a place Shirley designated. She believed that "ashes to ashes and dust to dust . . ." most closely reflected her wish that her body be cremated and her ashes be returned to the earth and not protected from it.

Memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah Public Library or to Planned Parenthood or to a charity of the donor’s choice. To send your condolences and memories of Shirley to her family click on view/send condolences located above.


Monk, Alvin Cletes - Alvin Cletes Monk was born November 13, 1915 in Riverton, Iowa to Charles and Nellie (Ward) Monk. He passed away July 30, 2008 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 92.


At the age of eight years, Alvin was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg, Iowa, and in later years transferred his membership to the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah.


Alvin lived in the Riverton area, where he received most of his education with the exception of a few years when the family lived in Freeport, Illinois.


Alvin and Ruth Fender exchanged marriage vows at Rock Port, Missouri, July 17, 1948 with his beloved mother witnessing the double ring ceremony. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.


He served his country during World War II, entering on February 3, 1941. He served five years as a Laboratory Supervisor and Technician earning the rank of Master Sergeant.


He returned to this area and in 1952 accepted employment as Terminal Manager and Claim Adjuster for Watson Brothers Transportation Company in Red Oak, Iowa. Later he was transferred to Nebraska City and Lincoln, Nebraska for 15 years, after which he accepted employment with the City of Lincoln for 13 years as a Heavy Equipment Operator and Instructor until retirement.


Alvin was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post in Sidney, Iowa and of the National Farmers Union. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge, Western Star Masonic Lodge, a Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a Past Guardian of Jobs Daughter all of Nebraska City, and the Elks Lodge #1122 of Shenandoah. He was also a member of the Riverton IOOF Lodge until they turned in the Charter thus closing the lodge.


He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, four half brothers and five half sisters. Alvin is survived by his wife Ruth; a stepdaughter, Jo Ann and her husband Harold Hinz of Imogene, IA; half brother, James Lee Kuhns of Louisville, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Barbara Cooper of Essex, IA; sister-in-law, Mildred Edens of Henderson, NV; granddaughters, De Anna and Brad Tibben of Nevada, IA, Kristy and Kevin McClain of Frisco, CO, and Danell and Trevor Duncan of Grimes, IA; great grand children, Jakob Tibben, Abby Tibben, and Jo Ella Duncan; several nieces, nephews and many friends..


Alvin’s passing is a great loss to this family, neighbors and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Haclett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Gary Fuller. Sally Johnson attended the memory register. Special music was "How Great Thou Art", "He Touched Me", "It's No Secret" and "In The Garden". Casket bearers were Ray Oslin, Wes Hart, Glen Sheirbon, Bill Hammond, Bob Bowman and Mike Bryant. Honorary casket bearers were Clair Johnson, Ed Moore, Dean Carper and Joe Duff. Masonic Rites were given by Western Star Lodge #2, A.F. & A.M. of Nebraska City, Nebraska. Military Rites were given by American Legion Post #88 of Shenandoah, Iowa. 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.com
Monson, Daryl John - Daryl John Monson was born on November 7, 1948 in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Ted and Marjorie Monson. Daryl entered into eternal peace on September 11, 2009 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Daryl grew up in Red Oak, Fort Dodge, and Essex, Iowa. He attended Essex Community Schools from 1961 to 1964 and received his GED in the United States Army in 1968.

He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970. He attended guided missiles school in Fort Bliss, Texas and was stationed in Germany from 1968 to 1969. Daryl’s missile group was in position when Russia invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968 to prevent Russian incursion into Germany.

After discharge from the Army, he returned to Essex and was employed at Thomas D. Murphy Company and Douglas Lomason in Red Oak. In November of 1972, Daryl married Carmen Ebersole of Imogene. They later divorced in 1986.

In 1979 Daryl was seriously injured in an automobile accident. After rehabilitation at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, he resided in Essex and Red Oak. Daryl moved to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown in September of 1997.

Daryl enjoyed fishing, mechanical work and leather crafters. While at the Veterans Home, he attended a weekly arts and crafts class and made leather items, greeting cards, and decorative pins for his family.

He was preceded in death by his father Ted in March of 1991. Those left to cherish is memory include his mother Marjorie of Essex, daughters Carrie Monson of Nebraska City, Sherry Clark, and Christine Quezada both of Shenandoah; 5 grandchildren, sisters Susan and Lori of Essex and brother Richard of Lafayette, Colorado.
Montz, Marilyn Jo Vaille - Marilyn Jo Montz (Vaille), 72, of Powell, Wyoming, formerly of Coin, Iowa passed away on September 1, 2006 in Powell, Wyoming. Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 10:30 in Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa. A Memorial is being established.

Marilyn is survived by brother, Jerry Vaille of Dixon, Missouri; daughter, Becky Denniston of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sons, Dale Montz and wife Barb of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Darrell Montz of Seattle, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.