Page County, Iowa obituaries

Wagaman, Davis Delver - Funeral Services for Davis Wagaman, age 76 of Villisca, Iowa who died Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at Immanuel Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska were held Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa. Visitation with the family was at the Methodist Church 9:30 A.M. until service time. Interment was held in the Villisca Cemetery in Villisca, Iowa with military rites by Detachment 2, Company B, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Hospital. Memories can be shared with the family on our web site at under obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service, Clarinda, Iowa.

Davis Delver Wagaman was born May 14, 1930, to Cleve Austin and Ona May (Higgins) Wagaman in Clarinda, Iowa, the youngest of seven children. Davis married Sharon Draper, June 24, 1955, at the Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa. To this union three children were born; Kurt Alan, 1957, Lori Jene, 1958 and Lisa Ann, 1962. All were born in Denver, Colorado.

Davis was a 1949 Villisca High School graduate and joined the National Guard when they were first Federally Recognized in 1947 into Company F-2nd Battalion-168th Infantry 34th Division and retired after twenty one years out of what was then, Detachment 1-Company A Battalion 1-168th Infantry as a Staff Sergeant. He enjoyed his time at Guard Camp, two weeks a year and “fighting” the floods and the “Weeny War” at the Rath Meat Packing Plant in Waterloo, Iowa. He was a Mason in Colorado, a member of the Villisca American Legion and the United Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening and yard work (until he was unable to do so), reading, traveling, telling stories, horseback riding and hunting. Davis especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He worked for Draper Produce in Villisca; Rainbow Bread Company; Puritan Pie Company and Randy’s Meat Company; all in Colorado and owned and operated an A & W Restaurant in Evergreen, Colorado. He moved his family back to Villisca in 1974 and worked as a machine operator for Eaton Corporation in Shenandoah, Iowa for eighteen years before retiring.

Left to cherish Davis’s memory are his wife, Sharon Wagaman of Villisca, Iowa; children, Kurt Wagaman of New Market, Iowa, Lori Wagaman of Villisca, Iowa, Lisa Sparks of Glenwood, Iowa;five grandchildren, Andrea Emery of New Market, Iowa, Jessica Kamerman and husband Tyler of Playa Del Rey, California, Kyle Wagaman of Tarkio, Missouri, Cheyenne Sparks of Villisca, Iowa, Cody Sparks of Glenwood, Iowa,; three great grandchildren, Shalori Bond of Parnell, Missouri, Zackary Bond of New Market, Iowa, Tristen Emery of Parnell, Missouri; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Davis in death are his parents; sisters, Lucille Hazelton and Helen Lewis; brothers, Fred Wagaman, Harold Wagaman, Robert Wagaman and Orvis Wagaman; sisters-in-law, Amy Wagaman, Maxinne Wagaman, and Nina Wagaman; brothers-in-law, Glen Hazelton, Clyde Lewis, and Grant Whitney and his step mother, Ella Wagaman.

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


Wagaman, Sharon Kay Draper - Funeral services for Sharon Wagaman, age 70 of Villisca, Iowa, who died Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at her home in Villisca were held Monday, December 22, 2008 at 11:00.m. at the Villisca Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa with Reverend Gordon Scott officiating. Visitation with the family was held one hour prior to service at the church. Burial was in the Villisca Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name. 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.

Sharon Kay (Draper) Wagaman was born March 6, 1938 in Shenandoah, Iowa and she passed away December 17, 2008 at her home in Villisca. She was the daughter of Grear Doyle Draper and Lulu Imogene (Lowe) Draper. Sharon grew up in Villisca and attended Villisca High School. Sharon and Davis Wagaman were united in marriage June 24, 1955 at the United Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa. To this union three children were born; Kurt Alan (1957), Lori Jene (1958), Lisa Ann (1962). Following their marriage, Sharon and Davis moved to Arvada, Colorado and all their children were born in Denver, Colorado.

Sharon and Davis owned and operated an A & W in Evergreen Colorado for several years. Sharon then was a supervisor at Denny’s Restaurant. Following their move back to Villisca, Sharon sold Avon and worked at the Schenck Allis Chalmers implement store. Sharon was a member of the United Methodist Church, Villisca, American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi while in Colorado. She was an avid genealogist and Villisca history buff. Sharon also enjoyed playing cards, playing the piano and clarinet, singing, knitting and was a great cook and a great grandma. Sharon especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Left to cherish Sharon’s memory are her children, Kurt Wagaman of New Market, Iowa, Lori Wagaman of Villisca, Iowa and Lisa Sparks of Glenwood, Iowa; grandchildren, Andrea Emery of Des Moines, Iowa, Jessica Kamerman and husband Tyler of Playa Del Rey, California, Kyle Wagaman of Burlington Junction, Missouri, Cheyenne Sparks and Teresa Booth of Villisca, Iowa, Cody Sparks of Glenwood, Iowa; great grandchildren, Shalori Bond of Des Moines, Iowa, Zachary Bond of Des Moines, Iowa, Tristen Emery of Parnell, Missouri, Brody Sparks of Villisca, Iowa; a very special sister, Phyllis Whitney of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Preceding Sharon in death were her parents and husband Davis Wagaman (01/17/2007); nephew, Steven Whitney and niece, Barbara Miller.

Although Sharon 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.



Waldron, Hazel L. Davey - Hazel L. Waldron, daughter of Leonard A. and Hazel U. (Campbell) Davey, was born on July 24, 1915, in Shenandoah, Iowa. She passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at the Shenandoah Medical Center following a brief illness at the age of 93.
Growing up in Shenandoah, Hazel attended Broad Street Elementary, and received her education in the Shenandoah School System.
On February 1, 1932, Hazel was united in marriage to Paul P. Waldron in Maryville, Missouri. Following their marriage they farmed around the Essex, Iowa area. They later moved to Missouri Valley, Iowa in 1946. To this union were born seven children, Paul L., Murrell, Beverly, Gerald, Donald, Daryl and Jerry. Hazel was a devoted mother and homemaker to her children and husband.
Hazel had fond memories of living on the farm northeast of Missouri Valley where she always kept a large garden. She also enjoyed traveling and attending the Iowa State Fair each year (a tradition of over 50 years). In her later years Hazel liked to embroidery and watch television, especially soap opera’s.
Preceding Hazel in death were her parents; husband, Paul P. Waldron (1977); son, Paul LeRoy Waldron (2004); and two brothers, John L. Davey (2004) and Glen A. Davey (2005).
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Murrell L. Waldron and wife Carol of Spencer, IA, Beverly J. Nelson of Harris, IA, Gerald D. Waldron and wife Beatrice of Pisgah, IA, Donald R. Waldron of Shenandoah, IA, Daryl L. Waldron and wife Robyn of Council Bluffs, IA, and Jerry L. Waldron of Shenandoah, IA; 13 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 37 great-great grandchildren; several step grandchildren; sister, Wilma Turner of Hot Springs Village, AR; daughter-in-law, Rosetta Waldron of Woodstock, MN; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Jaske officiating. Jim Waldron attended to the memorial register. Special music for the service included "Peace In The Valley", "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", "Amazing Grace", "The Old Rugged Cross" and "God Be With You, Till We Meet Again". Serving as casket bearers were Paul E. Waldron, Paul E. Waldron, Jr., Michael Waldron, Timothy W. Waldron, David L. Waldron and Mark P. Nelson. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Peace Lutheran Church in Shenandoah.

Waldron, LaVita Mae - LaVita Mae Waldon, 74, of Council Bluffs and formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, March 18, 2007, at the Risen Son Christian Village in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Visitation and funeral services will take place at Henry-Livingston Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. Following the funeral, Mrs. Waldron will be cremated and her cremains inurned in the Center Grove Cemetery at Westboro, Missouri.

Survivors include her husband, Warren Waldron of Council Bluffs, IA; daughter, Brenda Weaver and her husband Davy of Maple Grove, MN; two sons, Keith Waldron and his wife Evelyn of Bellevue, NE and Kenneth Waldron of Council Bluffs, IA; three grandchildren, Julie Mellano and husband Mike of of Vista, CA, Jason Waldron and wife Susan of Kansas City, MO, and Jennifer Tselentis and husband Alex of Omaha, NE; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Edens of Henderson, NV, and Ruth Monk and husband Alvin of Shenandoah, IA; two brothers, Merrill Cooper and wife Patsy of Lampe, MO, and Kenneth Cooper and wife Barbara of Essex, IA; along with other relatives and friends.

Waldron, Virginia Geraldine Wooden - Virginia Geraldine Waldron, the daughter of Noland O. and Virginia C. (Spencer) Wooden, was born May 9, 1918, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa.

Virginia grew up in the Shenandoah area where she attended school. She was united in marriage to George Waldron on May 9, 1934 in Shenandoah, Iowa. They farmed all of their married life in the Page and Taylor County area. Virginia also enjoyed gardening, both, flowers and vegetables. She spent many hours canning her produce from her gardens. She baked bread, churned her own butter, and raised and dressed chickens. Virginia loved to have fun playing games including cards and enjoyed time with her family and especially the grandchildren. She enjoyed playing the piano by ear and spent many hours fishing with George. Holidays were always a special time to the family as Virginia always celebrated and loved to have fun. She was a faithful woman who spent many hours every day reading her bible and praying for others. She was a blessing to all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband: George on February 23, 2002; her sons: Phillip, Gary, Robert, and Tommy Waldron; and sisters: Ralphena Carlson and Betty Wilson.

Survivors include her children: Noladean Waldron of Villisca, Iowa; Marian Thomas and husband Dale of Coin, Iowa; James Waldron and wife Sherry of Villisca; Sandra Knizley and husband Eric of Coin; William Waldron and wife Vicki of Ft. Scott, Kansas; and John Thomas of Cameron, Missouri; 18 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and 11 great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Walker, Dorothy Ann Bennett - Dorothy Ann Walker was born August 24, 1931 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Wilbur Monroe and Ruth (Melin) Bennett. She passed away on Tuesday morning, December 29, 2009 at her home in Farragut, Iowa at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 5 days.

Dorothy grew up in the Randolph area and graduated from Randolph High School. She later attended Iowa Western Community College where she received her LPN training. In November 1949, she was united in marriage to Jack Walker. This union was blessed with four children; John, David, Annette and Deanna.

She worked for Gardenview Care Center and then later worked in the pharmacy at Jay Drug Company in Shenandoah. Dorothy lived in Randolph for over 30 years. After several moves she ended up in Shenandoah and finally Farragut. Dorothy enjoyed being with her friends and family, she especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elaine; and a brother-in-law, Bob Williamson.

Survivors include her children, John Walker and his wife Vicki of Greeley, Colorado, David Walker and Sherrie Lougheed of Tabor, Iowa, Annette Walker of Plattsburg, Missouri, Deanna Griffith and her husband John of Shenandoah, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Mindy Walker, John Walker, Jr. and Justin Walker all of Greeley, Colorado, Christopher Walker of Shenandoah, Iowa, Cody Walker and Cari Walker of Plattsburg, Missouri, Scott Hilger and his fiancé Jamie Vacanti of Crescent, Iowa, Kristin Blackburn and her husband Jason of Tabor, Iowa, Kimberly Rasmussen and her husband Dustin of Omaha, Nebraska, Clinton Griffith and Amanda Griffith of Riverton, Iowa; 9 great grandchildren, Jadeyn, Breyana, Seneca, Noah, Logan, Elijah, Macey, Braxton and Kinley; three brothers, Wilbur Bennett of Hudson, Colorado, Chuck Bennett and his wife Jan of Lakewood, Colorado, Robert Bennett of Littleton, Colorado; a sister, Betty Williamson of Doniphan, Missouri; along with many other relatives and friends.

Wallace, Harold - Harold Wallace, age 80, of Shenandoah, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

A celebration of Harold’s life will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Family visitation will be 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday at the Chapel. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include Harold’s wife, Doris, of Shenandoah; sons and daughters-in-laws, Dale and Nancy Wallace of Azle, Texas and Gale and Lori Wallace of Shenandoah; sister Anna Bell Vance of Shenandoah; plus other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family


Wallace, Phyllis Ann Adams - Phyllis Ann Wallace was born July 9, 1944 to Arthur Allen and Bonnie E. (Cain) Adams in Clarinda, Iowa. She attended Clarinda High School and went to college to be a Lab Technician. She was married to Richard Wallace on December 12, 1992 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was a loving mother and grandmother and had a very special place for Hailey Wallace and Corey Perdue. Phyllis passed away Saturday December 6, 2008.
She is survived by her daughter Debbie and husband Glade Booher of Clarinda, Iowa; Sons Keith Wallace of Maryville, Missouri, Jeff Savala of Omaha, Nebraska, and Bryon Savala of Council Bluffs, Iowa; daughter Stacie and husband Steven Halbur of Danbury, Iowa; Seven Grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard Wallace, daughter Jody Rascan, brother Earl Wallace, sister Joetta Henson.
Graveside services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa.
The Tradition of Walker-Merrick Funeral Home served the family.

Wallace, Richard Jr - Richard Wallace Jr. was born January 30, 1954 at Clarinda, Iowa. Richard passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. He is the son of Richard L. Wallace Sr. and Lila Avis (Foster) Wallace. He graduated Clarinda High School and attended Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Richard joined the United States Army and served as an expert rifleman and sharpshooter from 1976 to 1977. He was married to Beverly McNees and they have two children, Regina and Denny. He worked at the hog confinement west of Clarinda until he moved to Carroll, Iowa and then to Council Bluffs. While there he was maintenance supervisor at an apartment complex with 402 apartments. He married Phyllis Adams December 31, 1992 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. They moved to Clarinda in 2002 after Richard had back troubles and was unable to work.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Richard Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Clarinda; children Regina Wallace and Denny Wallace, both of Clarinda; mother, Avis Cross, Clarinda; siblings Wanda Armstrong, Olathe, Kansas, Orlinda Sickler and husband James of Clarinda, Gary Wallace, Twyla Clark, Shenandoah, and Debbie Booher and husband Glade of Clarinda; grandchildren Hailey,and Devin; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Services were conducted March 28, 2008 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa March 31, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
Arrangements provided by Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa.

Wallace, Ronald Lee - Ronald Lee Wallace was born December 29, 1934, in Clarinda, Iowa, and was lovingly adopted by Edith and Ernest Wallace. He died at his home in Urbana, Missouri, on June 27, 2008, of lung cancer at the age of 73. Services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home in Urbana.

Wallin, Dorothy Arlene Cox - Dorothy Arlene Wallin was born September 18, 1918 near Farragut, Iowa, the daughter of Seth and Mamie (Allen) Cox. She passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at the Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 90 years, 8 months and 9 days.

Arlene attended school at Farragut and, while she was in the 4th grade, she and her classmates moved into the second floor of the new school house which is on Main Street in Farragut. Arlene loved music and took an active part in singing with the various groups and playing the violin, piano and the organ. She graduated from Farragut High School with her class in 1936.

In the summer of 1936 she joined the Farragut United Methodist Church and she was a member of the church choir. On occasion Arlene and her father, Seth Cox, would sing duets at Radio Station KFNF. This is where Arlene’s future husband first heard of her and wanted to meet her.

Following high school Arlene worked in the offices of Henry Field, Radio Station KFNF and Mt. Arbor Nursery. In the 1950’s she worked briefly for Lakes Nursery during their busy season as a typist.

On February 19, 1939 Arlene married Glenn Wallin of Essex, Iowa. They were married at the Bethesda Lutheran Church Parsonage and were members of that church until they moved to Shenandoah. After moving, they joined the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where Arlene kept her membership after Glenn passed away on October 21, 2001.

To this union, two daughters were born; Betty Mae and Marian Jane. Betty married Gene Bengtson from Imogene, Iowa and they now reside outside of Midway, Texas. Their marriage blessed them with two children; daughter, April Burton and husband Gary, and son, Keith Bengtson. Jane married Douglas Shough from Omaha, Nebraska, where they make their home.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Seth and Mamie Cox; her husband Glenn; and a sister, Thelma Macdonald.

Glenn and Arlene earned their living as farmers in the Page and Fremont County areas. Arlene was a homemaker and helped Glenn with the farming. They semi-retired from farming in the 1970’s after Glenn suffered a heart attack.

Glenn and Arlene enjoyed their winter home in Arizona for 16 years. Their children, family and friends always enjoyed visiting them during the cold Iowa months. They became residents at Gardenview Care Center on October 4, 1999.


Walter, Richard Henry - Richard Henry Walter, the son of George H. and Rosa (Hirz) Walter, was born September 17, 1924, in Rock Port, Missouri, and passed away November 27, 2002, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Richard moved with his family to Shenandoah, Iowa as a small child and received his education there and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1942. He farmed on the family farm south of Shenandoah for almost sixty years. On September 5, 1947, Richard was united in marriage to Dorothy Wolford. To this union Georgia, Denise, Pat and John were born.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Rambling Rose Camping Club and the Elk’s Lodge #1122 in Shenandoah. Through the years he was also active in the Fremont County Farm Bureau, was a member of the Shenandoah School’s Board of Education and former board of Crestland Co-op.
Preceding Richard in death were his parents; sister, Marjorie Grassmeier.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Shenandoah; daughters, Georgia Walter and husband, Richard Stacy of Omaha, Nebraska; Denise Smith and husband, Randy of Bonner Springs, Kansas; Pat Barr and husband, Tim of Shenandoah; son, John Walter and wife, Rose of Shenandoah; grandchildren, John, Ben and Will Stacy of Omaha; Andrew, Katie and Nathan Smith of Bonner Springs; Matt Barr of Shenandoah; Mick and Dan Walter of Shenandoah; several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Walters, Gerald "Dick" Martin - Gerald “Dick” Martin Walters, Nebraska City, Neb., passed away April 19, 2008, at his residence in Nebraska City at the age of 74.
He was born March 7, 1934 in Thurman, Iowa, the son of Lawson and Florence (Sheard) Walters. On August 9, 1958, he was united in marriage to Connie Andrew in Auburn, Neb.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Walters of Nebraska City; sons, Randy Walters and his wife Sue of Clarinda, Iowa, Allan Walters of Beatrice, Neb.; grandchildren, Jacob Walters, Amanda Walters and Ali Walters; sisters, Ora Mae Walters of Nebraska City; Jane Maybee of Nebraska City; Patty Ried and her husband Wayne of Nebraska City; Barb Johnson and her husband Jerry of Julian; Bettina Swartz of St. Joseph, Mo.; brothers, Bill Walters and his wife Katherine of Nebraska City; Donnie Walters and his wife Sheila of Nebraska City; sister-in-law, Donna Walters of Nebraska City; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Susie Reed; brothers, Charles, Bobby, Leland and Steve.
Mr. Walters lived in Nebraska City his entire life. He worked at Morton House Kitchens for over thirty years, but in more recent years, he did landscaping, lawn care, and loved helping other people. Gerald loved following Nebraska athletics, finding great deals, and collecting many treasures. In his young years, he restored Model T cars.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City, with Rev. Jerry Albright of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Officiating. Burial was in Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City, Neb., was in charge of arrangements.

Ward, William L. "Bill" - William Leroy Ward, son of Ardis “Slim” Leone and Merle Lucille (Cannon) Ward, was born on August 22, 1936, at Wiota, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, July 14, 2006, at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 69, following a lengthy illness.

Bill was raised in the southwest Iowa area. He graduated from Mt. Ayr High School with the Class of 1954. On November 24, 1967, Bill was united in marriage to Bonnie Geneva (Garner) in Mt. Ayr. Bill was a grocery man most of his life starting out working at the Hy-Vee stores in Mt. Ayr, Villisca and Indianola. He later worked at Ayrliner in Mt. Ayr and for HyKlas and Safeway in Red Oak. In 1972, he began work at Shenandoah’s Safeway where he worked until it closed. Following the closing of Safeway he worked for Eaton Transmission, worked at the Tall Corn Motel as the night clerk and last worked at Sack N Save in Shenandoah until retiring due to health reasons. He was a member of the Shenandoah Presbyterian Church where he was baptized and joined on June 2, 1974. He served on the board of deacons for eight years. Bill was also a member of the Shenandoah Elks Club and the Shenandoah Lions Club, receiving Lion of the year in 1981.

Nearest and dearest to Bill was his family. He especially enjoyed spending a lot of time with his grandchildren since his liver transplant on November 1, 1994. He also liked following the New York Yankees and Chicago Bears. He loved family vacations, going to social work meetings with Bonnie, and keeping the squirrel and bird population fed. He could often be found sitting outside with his Diet Coke watching the birds and squirrels. He enjoyed visiting with people and never met a stranger. Bill will be remembered for being quite a jokester.

Preceding Bill in death were his parents; and three brothers, Robert, Dennis and Tom Ward. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Ward of Shenandoah, IA; two daughters, Ginny Allumbaugh and husband Brent of Council Bluffs, IA, and Jacque Jones and her husband Curtis of Essex, IA; four grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Jacob and Jessie Jones, all of Essex, IA; one grand cat, Sydney; three sisters, Roxie Trullinger, Ruth Monaghan and Jessie Woollums and her husband Carl, all of Mt. Ayr, IA; one brother, Jim Ward and his wife Joyce of Maryville, MO; three sister-in-laws, Delores Ward and Cathy Ward both of Mt. Ayr, IA and Ruth Ward of Ankeny, IA; also survived by children, Debbie Thompson and family, Edward Ward and family and David Ward and family, all living in Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Rick Sleyster. Soloist was Susie Schaaf. Organist was Margaret Woods. Special music was "Amazing Grace", "I Believe", and "When I Get To Where I'm Going". Attending the memory register were Doris Brodersen and Judy Nelson. Ushers were Arlene Gibson, Quentin Gibson and Don Nelson. Honorary casket bearers were Nurses On Call, Inc, Iris Owen, Jennine Ohnmacht, Carol Barr, Lisa Whitehill, Donna Cunningham and Jodi Hess. Casket bearers were Howard Ward, Jr., Steve Trullinger, Dave Brand, Pat Monaghan, Mike Monaghan and Rev. Rick Sleyster. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at on the web.


Ware, Larry Joe "Popeye" - Larry, 47, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center in Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials are being directed to the family. There is no visitation.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Ware of New Market; children, Monica and D. J. Ware of Shenandoah; his mother, Clara Ware of Shenandoah; grandchildren, Dakota Van, Dominic Ware and Haleigh Ware; brother, Dan Ware of Apache Junction, AZ; sister, Sheila Larsen of Shenandoah; other relatives and many friends

Warner, Ann Goldsberry - Memorial services for Ann Warner, age 73 of St. Louis, Missouri, who died Monday, August 25, 2008 at St. Louis, Missouri were held Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fairview Church of Christ, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorial service was also held 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2008 at the Schrader Funeral Home, Ballwin, Missouri. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Ann Goldsberry Warner was the beloved wife of Claude L. Warner of Chesterfield, Missouri. She was the dear mother of Edward (Cheri) Warner of Arlington, Texas, Steven (Liz) Warner of Pensacola, Florida and Alison (Chris) Fisher of Kansas City, Missouri; grandmother of Lindsay, Andrew, Zack, Emily, Ben, Ellery, Matt, Grant, Charlie and Julia. Ann was the niece of Mary Lou Madden and Elsie Negley of Clarinda, Iowa.

Ann retired as a teacher in the special school district and was an active member of the P.E.O.

Although Ann will be greatly missed,
her love and inspiration will live on through her family.

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

Warner, Ruth Virginia - Ruth Virginia Warner, 85, of Shenandoah, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2008, at the Shenandoah Medical Center. She was born on June 19, 1923, to Howard and Dessie (Ford) Warner at Norwich, Iowa.

She grew up and attended grade school in the Norwich area. She graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1941. Ruth worked as a secretary for Iowa Department of Transportation for many years. She was a member of the Shenandoah Church of the Nazarene.

Ruth is survived by her niece, Sally Klingforth of Omaha, NE, other relatives and many good friends.

Private graveside services were held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to the Church of the Nazarene in Shenandoah in Ruth's name.
Warner, Walter Clayton - Funeral services for Walter (Walt) Warner, age 85 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa will be held Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairview Church of Christ with Evangelist John Lee officiating. Open visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the church. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230. Memorials may be made in Walt’s name.. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our web page, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service of Clarinda, Iowa.

Walter Clayton Warner, Jr. was born April 6, 1922 in Coin, Iowa, the son of Walter Clayton Warner and Agusta (Windhorst) Warner. He was a 1940 graduate of Clarinda High School. He lived his entire life in the Clarinda area except when he worked in Portland, Oregon in the Portland Ship Yard and Swan Island Ship Yard. Walt then served his country three and half years during World War II in the United States Navy. Theatres of war he took part in were the Aleutian Islands Pacific Campaign and Philippine Campaign aboard the Destroyer USS Young. He returned home December 24, 1945. Walt was honored for his military service at a war memorial dedication by having his name inscribed on a memorial stone at Camp Waukonda BSA in Central City, Iowa in 2005.

Walt was united in marriage October 22, 1947 to Jewell Mahan at the Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with three children: Patrick Clayton, Michael Mahan and Lori Lee.

Walt was said to have motor oil in his blood. Vehicles were his passion. His first job was as a mechanic for Leonard Calhoon at Hawleyville and in 1950 he was service manager for Lisle Motor Company. In 1951 he started his own car repair business in Clarinda. In 1969 he was service manager for Evans Motor Company and in 1971 he got the franchise for a Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge dealership in Bedford, Iowa and his son, Mike joined him in 1973. A fire destroyed the business in 1980. Prior to retiring in 1995, he worked for local car dealers including Art Greenwood and most recently for Shore Motor Company. Following retirement he worked part time at Shore Motor Company. Walt was a Jack of all trades; he could fix anything and performed a lot of carpentry over the years.

Walt was an active member of Fairview Church of Christ, having served as elder and he took care of the finances. Walt was a people person who knew everybody. He was soft spoken and a good counselor, having words of wisdom for his family and others. He was a member of the Clarinda Country Club and enjoyed playing golf with the “Wobblies”. Walt and Jewell enjoyed yearly trips to see family in Arizona and in Colorado.

Walt is survived by his wife, Jewell Warner of Clarinda, Iowa; sons, Patrick Clayton Warner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Michael Mahan Warner and wife Shirley of Altoona, Iowa; daughter, Lori Lee Brown and husband Jeff of Minooka, Illinois; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; brother Earl Warner of Clarinda, Iowa; sister Jule Nelson and husband Darrell of Pueblo, Colorado; nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Preceding Walt in death were his parents; brothers, Homer Warner and Emmett Warner, sister, Gloe Johnston and great grandson, Logan Thornton.

Walt was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all of his family and many friends.

Washburn, Freda Evelyn Walter - Freda Evelyn Washburn, daughter of Hillman Everett Walter and Jessie Marie Cartwright Walter, was born March 1, 1922 at Presbyterian Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska and entered into rest at her home in Ames, Iowa at the age of 85 years 10 months and 8 days.

In 1941 she was united in marriage with Charlie Riggle. To this union 2 children were born.

In 1948 she was united in marriage with Wilbur Wayne Washburn in the home of a local minister. To this union of 51 years 1 child was born.

Freda lived on a farm most of her life and worked cleaning houses.

She loved family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.and watching television. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, cooking, collecting postcards and owls, and watching television. In her later years she took up doing find-a-word puzzles, reading about and collecting angels, and her faith.

Freda is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Melba, her brother Ivan, her husband Wayne, her sister-in-law Carleta, and her brothers-in-law Russell and Garland.

She is survived by her three children, Hillman Walter and his wife Georgia of Porto Velho, Brazil, Hylton Walter and his wife Kim of Shenandoah, Sherry Washburn of Ames, her grandchildren Ronald Wallace, Sherry Palmer, Jessica Placek and her husband Jason, Carol Barr and her husband Kevin, Hylton J. Walter, great grandchildren Chase Wallace, Tiffany Wallace, Brissa Placek, Anthony Palmer, Brittany Placek, Matthew Barr, Makayla Placek, and Zoe Placek.

Graveside Services were held on Saturday, January 19, 2008 from Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa at 10:00 a.m. Words of Comfort were given by Rev. Tim Vann. Casket Bearers were Matthew Barr, Kevin Barr, Jim Haldene, Curt Pease, Randy Messenger, and Keith Whitehill. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Waters, Beverly Jean Bahl - Beverly Jean Waters was born January 5, 1936 in Spirit Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Reynold and Leona (Garmes) Bahl. She passed away on Saturday morning, October 11, 2008 at Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 6 days.

Beverly attended school in Spirit Lake and graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1954. She later attended college for two years. In June of 1962 she was married to Hollis Kirchhoff in Denver, Colorado. He passed away in March of 1983. In January of 1996 she was married to Edward Waters in Shenandoah. He passed away in July of 1996.

Beverly worked as a LPN until she retired in 2000. She lived in Byers, Colorado from 1965 until 1990. She then moved to Shenandoah in 1996 and has resided there since. Beverly loved Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. She enjoyed arts and crafts, hunting and fishing and cake decorating. She was also an avid Denver Broncos fan. She was a member of the Shenandoah Eagles Club 3849 as well as the Rebecca Lodge, VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary all of Byers, Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Hollis and Edward; and a brother, Robert Bahl.

Survivors include her children, David Kirchhoff and his wife Susan of Austin, Texas, Richard Kirchhoff of Denver, Colorado, Laurie Morse and her husband Bill of Limon, Colorado, Donna Gregg and her husband Dan of Aurora, Colorado; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon Ballou and her husband Dave of Ozark, Missouri, Karen Kerns and her husband Doug of Iowa City, Iowa; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends



Webber, Merle Duane - Merle Duane Webber was born at Denison, Iowa on September 24, 1930 the son of Floyd “Andy” and Jennifer “Peggy” Nelson Webber. He grew up and attended schools in the Fremont, Nebraska area where he graduated from high school. He then attended Midlands College for one year. He then served three years in the United States Army. On June 16, 1953 he was married to Darlene Wurtele in Nebraska City, Nebraska and she preceded him in death in 1961. Mick worked as a truck driver and meat cutter. On March 17, 1962 he was married to Freda Moses Osborn. She preceded him in death August of this year. They had lived in College Springs and Mick had delivered Sunday Papers and been a life guard at Crystal Lake; had served as College Springs Post Master, College Springs City Clerk and on the Water Commission. He had been a member of the Iowa Army National Guard for eighteen years, retiring in 1983. Mick had worked at the Lisle Corporation from June 1971 until October of 1992 in the Maintenance Department. Mick was known throughout the area as “Santa”, a job he enjoyed for twenty seven years. Mick was a member of several organizations; Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Department, College Springs Volunteer Fire Department, College Springs Optimists, Masonic Lodge, and Eagles.
Mick passed away Oct 18, 2008 at Omaha, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Darlene and Freda; and son Eldon Webber.
Surviving are his six children, Connie Thomas and husband Norman of Omaha, Nebraska, Randy Osborn and wife Bobbi of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; Susan Maguire and husband Scott of Treynor, Iowa; Diane Burkemper and husband Howard of Zion, Illinois; Clint Webber and wife Bebe of Shenandoah, Iowa; and Mick Webber and wife Lisa of Oregon, Wisconsin; nineteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters, Floyd “ Junior” Webber and wife Ramona of Omaha, Nebraska, Beverly Hall of Nebraska City, Nebraska, and Richard “Dick” Webber and wife Alberta of Papillion, Nebraska; nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held 10:a.m. Saturday October 25, 2008 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa.
The Tradition of Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa, has served the family.

Weber, Ramona "Mona" - Mona passed away early Wednesday morning, March 24, 2010 at the Shenandoah Medical Center.

Memorials may be directed to People For Paws or the Shenandoah Community Food Pantry.

Ramona Kay (Neiens) Weber was born on August 6, 1939 in Wiota, Iowa, the daughter of John Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Zierhut) Neiens. Mona entered into peace on March 24, 2010 in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Mona's early years were spent on the family farm near Wiota. She graduated from Wiota High School with the Class of 1957. Following graduation she worked in Atlantic as a secretary. On December 30, 1959 she was united in marriage to Charles Weber at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Massena. The couple resided in Ames, Red Oak, and Glenwood before making their home in Shenandoah.
Mona dedicated her life to her family. She assisted in the family business, Weber Engineering, by serving as secretary and bookkeeper. Mona and Charles later divorced. She then worked as a teller at Western Federal Savings and Loan.
Some of Mona's passions included watching college football and basketball, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeye's and the Creighton Bluejays. She respected the Nebraska Cornhusker’s Football team’s athletic ability, but loved to root against them any chance she could get. She loved to do the New York Times crossword puzzles, going to garage sales with friends, collecting Christmas Trees, unicorns, and old clocks. Of all these things, the love she carried for her family is the one thing that never changed and the thing that sustained her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Joseph Neiens and sister Dolores Curry.
Those left to honor her memory include her children Michael Weber and wife Kris of Shenandoah, Peter Weber and wife Renee of Council Bluffs and Martha Weber Conradt and husband Joseph Conradt of Johannesburg, South Africa; grandchildren Maggie Weber and Marty Anderson III, Jack and Levi Weber and Max and Ben Conradt; great-grandchildren Marty IV, Serin, and Marianne Anderson; sisters Helen Stakey of Anita and Florence Christofferson of Atlantic; brother-in-law Don Curry of Massena; special friends Bev, Debbie, Jan, Faye and Elizabeth; other family and friends.

Wegman, Anna Catherine Brandl - Anna Catherine Brandl Wegman was born June 22, 1920 in Maple River, Iowa, of Frederick and Adelaide Brandl. She married Walter John Wegman, on November 23, 1943 in Maple River Iowa. She entered God’s grace on February 22, 2009 in Council Bluffs at Bethany Lutheran Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter who died April 25, 1983. Also her brothers John Brandl and Joseph Brandl.
She is survived by her four sons and their families. James Walter Wegman of College Springs, Iowa and his children. Rick Butler and his wife Tina, Nick Butler, Erica and her husband Mark Rasmussen, and Lori Wegman. Alan Walter Wegman his wife Becky, of Council Bluffs, Iowa and his children David, his wife Misty, and Sarah Wegman. Michael Walter Wegman, his wife Laurie of Umbarger Texas, and his children Mathew, his wife Brandi, Nichole, Michaela, Christina, and Kelley. Gerald Walter Wegman, his wife Cindy of Downs, Illinois and his children Stephany, Stephen, and Derek. She is also survived by her brother Albert Brandl , her sister Teresa Brandl, many nieces and nephews and sixteen great-grand children.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 2009 at St. Clare Catholic Church in Clarinda with Father David Muenchrath officiating. Vigil will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.

Wehrkamp, Lillian "Jane" - Lillian “Jane” Wehrkamp, 77, formerly of 2421 10th Street in Coralville, died Monday, January 12, 2009 at Lantern parking Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Coralville after a short illness.
Jane deeded her body to the University of Iowa College of medicine. No services are planned. Burial will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation.
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City is handling arrangements.
Jane was born December 2, 1931 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Leila (Shum) Wehrkamp. Growing up in Clarinda, she graduated from Clarinda High School and attended Clarinda Community College and later received her B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She worked for the University of Iowa for 32 years as a word clerk/secretary, retiring in 1985.
She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association and the Iowa City Bowling Association. She was a faithful supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Survivors include a brother Glenn (Yvonne) Wehrkamp of Waverly, Iowa and a sister Neola Wehrkamp of Shenandoah, Iowa. And several nieces and nephews.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Charles.
On-line condolences may be directed to
West, Randal Brice "Randy" - Randal Brice West was born on August 16, 1968 in Shenandoah, Iowa; the third child of Duane and Carolyn (Stake) West. Randy entered into eternal peace on Sunday afternoon; September 28, 2008 at his home in Farragut.
Randy attended school in Farragut and graduated from Farragut High School with the Class of 1987. While in school Randy was active in many sports, several clubs and served as Homecoming King his senior year. Following graduation Randy enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his county for over 5 years. During his time in the military he was stationed in Washington D.C. and Gulfport, MS.

Randy was married to Tisch Spoonamore and to this union one child, Dustin Brice West was born. He later married Patricia Walker and the couple was blessed with another child Dani West. Randy later adopted her two children Alex and Casey. He later had long term relationship with Angie Bourisaw and cared for her children Ashley and Johnny. Randy had recently found happiness with his companion Eve Jones and her children Tori and Zoey.
Randy held several jobs throughout his lifetime. He worked for Superior Honda in Council Bluffs as a mechanic, Super Saver Grocery Store in Council Bluffs where he worked as a security guard, Lakeside Motor Express in Council Bluffs where he was a truck driver, Mid America in Council Bluffs where he also was a security guard and most recently he was employed as a truck driver for Duane West Trucking in Farragut, IA. Randy was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Farragut.
Some of Randy's passions included his beloved family and friends, auto racing, working on his semi-truck, and restoring and showing his red GMC truck.
Those welcoming him into heavens gates include his beloved grandmother Lois Stake, grandfathers Coes Stake and Everett West, aunt Beverly Almquist, and cousin C.J. Almquist.

Those left to honor Randy's memory include his parents; Duane and Carolyn of Farragut, siblings Gary West and Marlene Huggins of Newton, IA; children; Dustin West of Unionville, MO, Dani, Alex, and Casey West of Council Bluffs,IA; 2 grandchildren; nephews Cameron and Brandon Huggins of Newton, IA; special friend Eve Jones and her children Tori and Zoey; other family and dear friends.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday; October 2, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Farragut with Rev. Fred Bryson officiating. Loreene Stoaks served at the memory register while Delores Carlson and Phyllis Stake attended to the flowers. Casket Bearers where Gary West, Dustin West, Cameron Huggins, Brandon Huggins, Ron Stoaks, Tracy Williams, Paul Stawowczyk and Brent Van Houten. Honorary Casket Bearers were Jack Hoffman, Bill Stawowczyk, Jack Stake, Merlin West, Craig Almquist, along with Brooks Bateman and Junior Roof two deceased friends of Randy's. Special musical selections were "Who'll Stop The Rain", "So Far Away" and "Candle In The Wind". Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah with military honors being presented by the United State Navy.

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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Westenburg, Mildred Arlene Bryant - Mildred Arlene Westenburg, age 91, the daughter of Elsworth and Edna Jane (Castle) Bryant, was born June 26, 1915, in Blanchard, Iowa, and passed away July 6, 2006, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Growing up in the Blanchard area, Mildred graduated from the Blanchard Memorial School in 1933 and attended Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky for one year. On March 10, 1939, Mildred was united in marriage to Dean Penny. While living in Hutchinson, Kansas for 30 years, Mildred worked as office manager for City Transfer and Bekins Van Lines. On September 27, 1986, Mildred was united in marriage to Howard Westenburg in Blanchard, making their home in Coin, Iowa.

Through the years, Mildred was a member of American Legion Auxiliary #416, Charles H. Miller Post in Blanchard, First Christian Church in Hutchinson and a social club called the Kill Kare Klub. She enjoyed embroidering, working jigsaw and crossword puzzles and reading.

Preceding Mildred in death were her parents; husband, Dean Penny in 1982; daughter, Norma Curran; brothers, Lowell, Robert and Manfred Bryant; infant brother, Glen Bryant; sisters, Fern Hueftle, Helen Gardner and Francis Jean Bryant; grandson, Jason Nienke and infant grandson, Tyler Ewing.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Westenburg of Coin, Iowa; sons and daughters in law, Maurice and Shelley Penny of Hutchinson, Kansas, Richard and Lynda Penny of Hutchinson; daughters and sons in law, Rebecca and Johnnie Spellman of Mount Hope, Kansas and Margaret and Mark Logan of Sylvia, Kansas; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Mildred’s life was held 10:30 A.M., Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Selby Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah, Iowa with Reverend Bill Gardner officiating. Serving at the memory register was Karen Wenzel and caring for flowers was Janice Pitt. Pianist was Becky Hoenshel and Suzie Schaaf sang Amazing Grace and The Old Rugged Cross. Casket bearers were Tony Curran, Sean Ewing, Travis Ewing, Jeff Nienke, Jeremy Nienke, Joshua Nienke, John Penny, Matt Penny and Mike Penny. Final resting place was in Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard, Iowa. To send your condolences and memories of Mildred to her family go to web site The SelbyFuneral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Whipple, Maxine Mae Florea -

Maxine Mae Whipple, 85, Hopkins, Missouri died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Born Wednesday, November 28, 1923 in Gaynor, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Brice and Lela Buzzard Florea. She was a 1941 graduate of Hopkins High School.

On October 3, 1942 she married Earl J. Whipple in Kahoka, Missouri. Earl preceded Maxine in death on August 4, 2005.

She was a member of the Christian faith and was an annual volunteer of the Old Thresher's Reunion.

Surviving are sons, Donald (Elda) Whipple, Platte City, Missouri; Robert (Dagmar) Whipple, Pickering, Missouri and daughters, Carrol Munoz, Des Moines, Iowa and Charlene Whipple, Montezuma, Iowa; brother, Ralph Florea, Hopkins; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Earl; parents; granddaughter Keri Whipple; brothers, Charles and Orville Florea and sister, Rosa Dell Kieffer.

A visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, June 1st, at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, Missouri.

The funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2nd, also at Price Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery, Pickering.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Oak Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, Pickering, Missouri.

Whisler, Jeanette Bryte - Jeanette, 75, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2007, at Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, where she had been a resident. Memorials are being directed to the Garden View Care Center Healthcare Scholarship Fund in Jeanette's name.

Survivors include her sons, Mike Whisler and his wife Melinda of Hickman, NE, and Gregg Whisler of Afton, IA; and a sister, Laura Squire of St. Louis, MO; niece, Amy Squire of Seattle, Washington; numerous extende relatives and friends.

Farragut Cemetery. Hackett

White, Delbert Dean - Delbert Dean White, the son of Robert and Vera (Wolf) White, was born February 5, 1936, in Clarinda, Iowa, and passed away September 15, 2003, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in Shenandoah, Delbert attended school in Yorktown and Shenandoah, graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1955. Delbert started helping his dad in the nursery when he was a boy. As a young man, he worked for Earl May Seed and Nursery until he was drafted into the U. S. Army, serving from December 1958 until January 1961. On August 31, 1958, Delbert was united in marriage to Shirley Akes and to this union, Julie, Stacy and Holly were born. In 1961, Delbert started his 30 years of employment with the United States Postal Service retiring in 1991. He then joined the Shenandoah School District as a bus driver and part time at George Jay Drug Company.
Delbert was a member of the First Christian Church and former member of Shenandoah Lion’s Club, where he served as president. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, and most recently woodworking, giving many gifts of wooden clocks, plaques, and Christmas decorations to his family and friends.
Delbert was always there to help his family and friends and often times realized someone needed help and would ask to help them before they could ask. He was not judgmental and accepted people as they were. He was known to be an organizer and taught his children good work ethics by setting examples. You could often hear him coming as he would be humming and jingling the change in his pocket. He would amuse his grandchildren by singing his favorite song to them, “Happy Trails to You”.
Preceding Delbert in death were his parents and sisters, Charlene Malvern and Violet Lucille Pulliam.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley White of Shenandoah; daughters and sons-in law, Julie and Rod Graham, Stacy and Kevin Hughes and Holly and Darrell Saner, all of Shenandoah; 10 grandchildren, Traci and Brian Graham, Nichole Buick and husband, Bryan. Also, Jenny, Jessica and Joseph Hughes plus Madison, Alexis, Kensila and Mason Saner; and one great grandson, Dylan Buick. Also surviving are brothers, Robert White and wife, Bonnie, of Yuba City, California, Alex White of Oregon, and Max Pulliam and wife, Lois, of Clarinda. Survivors include sisters, Charmaine Linquist of Clarinda, Sheri Tomlin of LaVista, Nebraska, Glane Lambrecht and husband, Eldon, of Loup City, Nebraska, Myrtle Johnson and husband, William, of Tulsa Oklahoma, Audrey Johnson and husband, Don, of Clarinda; plus numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

White, Lois Marie - Lois Marie White was born January 3, 1922 near Strahan, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas A. and Rose (Rosco) White. She passed away on Saturday morning, December 6, 2008 at Jennie Edmondson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 3 days.

Lois grew up and attended school in Strahan. She graduated from Strahan High School. She was united in marriage to Henry Dale Nims, and the couple was blessed with a daughter, Shirley.

Lois worked as a nurse aide at the Nishna Cottage in Malvern and at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha. She later worked as a waitress at the Tabor Café. She enjoyed animals, especially her dogs and cockatoo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lawrence and Marion White; a sister, Mabel White; and a special friend, Franklin Yates.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Dugdale and her husband Everett of Essex, Iowa; step children, Carol Mehlan of Omaha, Nebraska, Frank Yates and his wife Lisa of Omaha, Nebraska, Bonnie McKenna of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Michelle Davis and her husband Joseph of Essex, Iowa, Lori Racine and her husband Dennis of Essex, Iowa, Larry Mason and his wife Susan of Northboro, Iowa; seven great grandchildren, Jeffrey Davis, Jennifer Davis, Adam Maher, Brett Maher, Tara Maher, Nicholas Opal, Anthony Racine; sister-in-law, Wanda White of Tabor, Iowa; along with other relatives and friends


Whitehill, Eleanor C. Hall - Eleanor C. Whitehill, age 80, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away early Saturday morning, August 16, 2003, at the Elm Heights/Park Crest Care Center in Shenandoah.

Eleanor Cleone Whitehill, the daughter of Benjamin and Laura (Walker) Hall, was born June 2, 1923, in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away August 16, 2003, at Elm Heights/Park Crest Care Center in Shenandoah.

Growing up in the Farragut, Iowa area, Eleanor attended country school and graduated from Farragut Community High School in 1940. In 1942, she graduated from Peru State Teachers College and for two years taught in country schools and one year in the Sidney, Iowa school system. On March 24, 1946, she was united in marriage toGeorge R. (Bob) Whitehill at the Congregational Church in Farragut and to this marriage, Barry Randy, Bob and Beverly were born. They farmed south of Shenandoah for many years. Eleanor was a long time member of the Summit United Methodist Church, where she was the church organist. She was a member of DAR, serving as regent and treasurer, and was active with the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing and for many years were involved with 4-H. One of Eleanor’s favorite pastimes was attending the many programs and events of her grandchildren.

Preceding Eleanor in death were her parents; husband Bob; son, Randy; daughter, Beverly Kilbourn; son-in-law, Howard Kilbourn, and two brothers, Gerald and Harold Hall.

Survivors include her sons and their wives, Barry and Cindy Whitehill of Waterloo, Iowa, and Bob and Janet Whitehill of Farragut, Iowa; one sister and her husband, Betty and Don Pisar of Temple, Texas; plus seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A celebration of Eleanor's life was held 10:30 A.M. Tuesday August 19, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Farragut, Iowa. Reverend Moody Colorado gave the words of comfort and Faye Royer and Fran Tyner served at the register book. Caring for flowers were Joan Brooks, Beth and Orville Keep and Naomi Worl. Pianist was John Colorado and hymns sung by the congregation were "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot". Serving as ushers were Bill Tyner and Duane Whitehill while casket bearers were Louis Burkhiser, Ivan Glenn, Jerry Gruber, Charles Holman, Jim Kilbourn and Derek Whitehill. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Selby Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Whitehill, Janet Kathleen Smith Gruber - Janet Kathleen Whitehill, age 56, the daughter of Harry and Grace (George) Smith was born July 1, 1950, at Red Oak, Iowa, and entered into rest September 3, 2006, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Growing up in the Imogene, Iowa, area Janet attended grade school through the eighth grade at St. Patrick Catholic School and attended high school in Farragut, Iowa, where she graduated with the class of 1968.
In January 1969, Janet was united in marriage to Bruce Gruber and to this marriage Jerry and Melanie were born. After their marriage they were involved in a farming and hog raising operation. After Bruce passed away, Janet worked for the Whitehill Oil Company for several years. On August 27, 1988, Janet was united in marriage to George (Bob) Whitehill, II. Later they purchased and operated the Farragut Tavern.
Special times spent with her grandchildren, family and friends gave Janet much enjoyment. She often enjoyed those drives taken through the country side back roads.
Preceding Janet in death were her parents; first husband, Bruce Gruber; and sister, Mary George.
Survivors include her husband, George R. Whitehill, II of Shenandoah; son, Jerry Gruber, of Shenandoah; daughter, Melanie Houchin and husband Matt of Maryville, Missouri; sister, Barbara Hilger and husband Duane of Farragut; brothers, Jim Smith and wife, Nancy of Kings Mountain, N.C., Steve Smith and wife Joan of Shelby, N.C.; Uncle, Eldon George of Auburn, NE; grandchildren, Bruce, Brian and Brett Gruber of Farragut and Tyler and Trey Houchin of Maryville, plus other relatives and many friends.

Locust Grove Cemetery near Northboro, Iowa.

Whitehill, Nancy R. Keele - Nancy R. Whitehill, age 68, of Shenandoah, Iowa passed away Thursday, August 6, 2009 at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Nancy Rae Whitehill was born October 30, 1940 in Pisgah, Iowa the daughter of George and Naomi (McCue) Keele. The family moved to Shenandoah where she graduated high school in 1957. Nancy worked for the Jack Burton Ford Dealership before her marriage to James Whitehill on February 7, 1959 in Shenandoah, Iowa. They lived on a farm where they raised their children until moving into Shenandoah in 1971. In 1975, Jim and Nancy moved to Nebraska City where they both worked for the Farm and Home Retail Store. In 1981, they moved back to Shenandoah where Jim operated the Orscheln Store. In 1982, Nancy started managing the Godfather’s Pizza until 1988 when she went to work for the Shenandoah Police Department as a dispatcher. In 1991, she started working for Central Surveys. Jim and Nancy also taught country dance lessons from 1983 until 2005.

Nancy loved to cook, always making new recipes for her family to taste test. She enjoyed feeding birds, playing the penny slots, playing pool, traveling, especially trips to Colorado, loved raising houseplants, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and was patient, loving, and described as unforgettable.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law: Kenneth and Boyd Whitehill. Survivors include her husband: James Whitehill of Shenandoah; children: Larry Whitehill and companion Pat Glassinger of Farragut, Iowa; Rhonda Whitehill of Shenandoah; Randy Whitehill and wife Sherry of Thornton, Colorado; and Lance Whitehill of Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren: Corey Whitehill and Paydon Whitehill of Shenandoah; and James Whitehill and Katie Whitehill of Thornton, Colorado; great granddaughter: Alexis Jaiden Whitehill; brother: Lyle Keele and wife Janet of Littleton, Colorado; brothers and sisters-in-law: Darrell Whitehill of Northboro, Iowa; Don Whitehill and wife Elaine of Elmo, Missouri; Duane Whitehill and wife Gweneth of Shenandoah; Harold Dinsmore and wife Eloise of Farragut; LeRoy Whitehill and wife Lorene of Shenandoah; Barbara Taylor and husband Junior of Shenandoah; Darlene Harbin of Shenandoah; Robert Whitehill and wife Ina Rhea of Shenandoah; Farris Maas of Shenandoah; and Gwendolyn Whitehill of Shenandoah; many nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday, August 10, 2009 at the Shenandoah United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 PM Sunday, August 9, 2009 at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Whitehill, Rex Gaylord - Rex Gaylord Whitehill, age 75, the son of Samuel J. and Lola B. (Robirds) Whitehill, was born May 2, 1929, in Shenandoah, Iowa, and passed away December 17, 2004, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Growing up in Shenandoah, Rex (“Hap” as he was called in school) graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1947, where he participated in basketball and football and later at the college level. He attended the University of Indiana from 1947 to 1948 and then attended and graduated from Tarkio College with a B.S. Degree in 1951. Rex also advanced his studies at the Chicago Institute of Technology.
On March 19, 1948, in Omaha, Nebraska, Rex was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Aldean “Deanie” Brown, and to this union, Deanna, Todd, and Tami were born. After their marriage, they lived in Shenandoah, where Rex was employed as traffic manager for Henry Field Seed and Nursery Company from 1950 to 1952. He then served through 1954 in the U.S. Army with duty in Korea and with separation as Staff Sergeant. During his service he received various citation metals and ribbons including the Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant and Bronze Star.
Returning to Shenandoah Rex was associated with Farmaster Products Company for 18 years serving as Vice President and General Manager and four years on the board of directors of Wickes Corporation. He then served as Executive Vice president for Mount Arbor Nursery for seven years until 1982. Rex and his family then moved to McPherson, Kansas, where he was employed as plant manager for Femco Corporation, retiring in 1994.
Rex was a 60 year member of the First Christian Church serving on various committees including CYF sponsor and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He was a member of the Shenandoah Booster Club where he accomplished some major projects while serving as President. He had been a member of Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah Industrial Board, Rotary International where he served as President and District Governor’s Representative. He also was a member of Toastmasters International, Director of West Page County Red Cross, Drive Chairman for United Way, Advisory Board of Area XIII Vocational School, member of the American Legion for 46 years and also a member of the VFW and Life member of Disabled American Veterans. While living in McPherson, Kansas, Rex was active in the chamber of commerce serving on the McPherson Airport Improvement Committee. He was appointed by Kansas Governor Carlin to serve on the Kansas Calvary for encouraging industries, both national and international levels to relocate to Kansas.
Preceding Rex in death were his parents and sister, Aldyce O’Donnell.
Rex (“Poppie” as his grandchildren called him) is survived by his wife, Deanie, of Shenandoah; children, Deanna L Lutz and husband, James, of Overland Park, Kansas, Todd Whitehill of McPherson, Kansas and Tami Keasling of Lawrence, Kansas. Also surviving is a sister, Colleen Judy, of Chicago, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, Callie and Bre Farnum, Drew Whitehill and his wife, Amber, Evan and Alex Whitehill, Logan and Regan Keasling, Gina, Peter and Joey Lutz; and one great granddaughter, Lanie Whitehill; other relatives and many friends.

Whitehill, Rodney Gene - Rodney Gene Whitehill was born February 8, 1957 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Duane and Gwyneth (Denney) Whitehill. He passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in California at the age of 52 years, 9 months and 3 days.

Rodney grew up on the family farm near Coin, Iowa. In 1961, the family moved to a farm north of Shenandoah. He attended school in Shenandoah and graduated with the class of 1975. During high school, Rod was active in FFA and attended Boys State in 1974.

After graduation, Rod moved to the Los Angeles, California area and worked for the Mundo Corporation. Later he had his own repair business that specialized in refrigeration.

Rod was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul & Esther Denney, Annee Whitehill and Lee & Opal Whitehill; a brother, Kelly Whitehill in 2000 and a sister, Jolene Arend in 2008.

Survivors include his son, Travis Jacob (TJ) Whitehill and his wife Nilda of Corona, California; his parents, Duane and Gwyneth Whitehill of Shenandoah, Iowa; a sister, Mindy Rice and her husband Brian of Cole Camp, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Dan Arend of Altamont, Illinois; nieces, Emily Miller and her husband Cory of Altamont Illinois, Annie Klitzingood and her husband Nathan of Shiloh, Illinois, Erin Rice and Shelby Rice of Cole Camp, Missouri, nephews, Tim Arend of Altamont, Illinois, Tony Arend and his wife Darla of Altamont, Cory Rice of Cole Camp, Missouri, Kalon Whitehill of Clarinda, Iowa, Kade Whitehill of Coin, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Whitmore, Joyce Nelson - Darlene Joyce (Nelson) Whitmore was born on a small farm near Audubon, Iowa on December 25, 1925, the daughter of Martin T. and Nora (McGee) Nelson. Darlene was the third of five daughters. Darlene entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 in Omaha, Nebraska.

On April 21, 1951 Darlene was united in marriage to Wayne Wendell Whitmore. The couple was later blessed with three children; Janice Noreen, Wayne Leslie “W.L.” and Chad Wendell. Darlene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Darlene was a hard working farmwife and mother. She enjoyed tending to her large gardens, baking, canning, cooking three square meals a day and making sure everyone was cared for, before doing for herself. She had a passion for life and loved to laugh, sing and tease. In the last few years of her life, she rediscovered her talent for drawing and spent many hours at her drawing desk with colored pencils and pastels.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband Wayne of Coin, Iowa; children; Janice Whitmore of Allenspark, Colorado, W.L. Whitmore of Friona, Texas and Chad Whitmore and wife Susan of Thedford, Nebraska; grandchildren; Erin Whipp of Missoula, Montana, Marc Whipp of Nederland, Colorado and Kyle Whitmore of Friona, Texas; “Adopted Family” Jim and Mary Rine and their children Amy, Andy, and Jacob of Coin, Iowa; sister Robina Almquist and husband Elvin of Exira, Iowa; other relatives and friends.

Darlene will be deeply missed. She will always be remembered for her positive outlook, her friendliness and ready smile. She gave her children and grandchildren a legacy of love
Whitmore, Arlouine Rose Wiar - Arlouine Rose Whitmore died September 25, 2008, after a short illness.
Born January 31, 1922, on a farm outside Coin, Iowa, to parents Charles Ermal and Vera Wiar, Arlouine, or Lou, as she preferred to be called, spent much of her life in southwest Iowa. N 1946 she married Keith Whitmore, her childhood sweetheart from the time she was four years old. She moved to Portland, Oregon, in 19994 and again moved in 2005 to Newberg, Oregon, where she shared a house with her longtime friend Ellen Kriz.
Lou was a dedicated wife and mother and a well-loved educator. Before beginning her family with Keith, Lou earned a degree in Home Economics and began a career in education. After taking time off during the early childhoods of her daughters, she returned to the classroom and later earned a Master’s Degree and became a high school Guidance Counselor. Over the course of her career, Lou served in schools in Pocahontas, Coin, Villisca and Shenandoah, Iowa. With Keith and her daughters, she also maintained a family farm outside of Coin.
An avid life-long learner, Lou traveled and read extensively and remained continually open to new experiences, ideas and perspectives. In her youth she earned her pilot’s license and was the first woman to fly solo out of the Sac City, Iowa, airport. In the summers during her teaching career, the family took road trips around the United States and one year camped their way across Europe. Later in life, she took her grandchildren around the country in her Volkswagen camper and traveled to six of the seven continents. On an Elderhostel trip to Australia she met Ellen Kriz, who quickly became her traveling companion, friend and housemate. Everywhere she traveled, Lou was interested in the lives of the people she met and had friends all over the globe.
Lou belonged to a number of professional and social organizations including Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She was an active member of P.E.O. International, the Newberg Book Club, the Birthday Club and the Newberg United Methodist Church.
Lou is survived by her brother, Glenn Wiar; her two daughters, Leslie Van Buskirk and Carole Whitmore-Davis; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her husband Keith preceded her in death in 1972.
A Christian burial serve took place on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa. A visitation for family and friends followed at the home of Roger and Leslie Van Buskirk at 1604 S. Elm Street in Shenandoah, Iowa. A memorial service is also being planned in Newberg, Oregon. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist church, 205 Crook Street, Coin, Iowa, 51636.

Whitmore, Floyd Forrest - Funeral Services for Floyd Whitmore, age 88 of Clarinda, Iowa who died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa were held Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Visitation with the family was held 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2007 at the church. .Interment was held in the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the first United Methodist Church of Clarinda or Corning. Memories can be shared with the family on our web site at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Service of Clarinda, Iowa.

Floyd Forrest Whitmore was born October 10, 1918, in Farragut, Iowa, the son of Wayne L. Whitmore and Faye T. (Cheshire) Whitmore. He grew up west of Coin, Iowa, on the family farm with his four brothers. He attended school in Coin and graduated from Coin High School in 1936. He attended Park College at Kansas City for one year and went on to enroll at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1940. He worked for AT&T in Chicago, Illinois where he met his future wife, Elinor M. Ackerman. They were married August 29, 1941 at Lincoln, Nebraska. Shortly after their marriage Floyd entered the United States Army as a sergeant in the signal corps, serving stateside during the war. After the war, he and Elinor returned to the family farm. He went into partnership with his father and four brothers farming over 1000 acres near Coin and south of Villisca. In 1949, the family purchased the Hedrick State Bank in Hedrick, Iowa. In 1951, they sold the Hedrick bank to purchase the Okey-Vernon First National Bank in Corning. He later acquired the Page County State Bank of Clarinda in 1963 and First Federal Savings Bank of Creston in 1991. In 1984, Floyd and Elinor moved from Corning to Clarinda to be closer to his mother.

Floyd was an active in the Corning Rotary Club, Economic Development and the Southern Iowa Livestock Forage Project. He was a Class A director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago form 1968-1974. Floyd was a member of the United Methodist Church previously in Corning and currently in Clarinda. He was on the finance committee that helped build the annex onto the Corning United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish Floyd’s memory are his sons, Ken Whitmore and wife Lynn of Clarinda, Iowa and Jim Whitmore and wife JoAnne of Corning, Iowa; grandchildren, Scott N. Whitmore of Honolulu, Hawaii, Cynthia H. Whitmore of Ankeny, Iowa; Amanda M. Whitmore of Woodward, Iowa and Charlotte M. Whitmore of Creston, Iowa; brothers, Wayne Whitmore and wife Darlene of Coin, Iowa and Dr. William R. Whitmore and wife Kay of Bettendorf, Iowa.

Preceding Floyd in death were his parents; wife, Elinor; brothers, Keith Whitmore and Lloyd “Jack” Whitmore.

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

Whitmore, Wayne Wendell - Wayne Wendell Whitmore was born on March 14, 1920, the son of Wayne L. and Faye (Cheshire) Whitmore. He was the third of five sons. Wayne entered into eternal peace on Thursday afternoon, January 14, 2010 in Amarillo, Texas.

On April 21, 1951 Wayne was united in marriage to his best friend, Darlene Joyce Nelson. The couple was later blessed with the birth of three children; Janice, Wayne Leslie “W.L.” , and Chad.

Wayne farmed the home place where he was born. He was dedicated to improving the land, and learning about and applying new ideas to farming. He also raised and fed cattle all of his life. At times he managed a large cow herd along with his farming and always had feeder cattle in the lots. Wayne was not afraid of hard work or a good challenge. These are values which he passed on to his children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Darlene on April 7, 2009 and brothers Jack, Floyd and Keith.

Those left to honor his memory include his children Janice Noreen of Allenpark, Colorado, Wayne Leslie “W.L.” of Friona, Texas and Chad Wendell of Thedford, Nebraska; grandchildren Erin Christine Whipp of Missoula, Montana, Marc Patrick Whipp of Nederland, Colorado and Kyle Wendell Whitmore of Friona, Texas; a brother William Robert Whitmore of Davenport, Iowa; other family and close friends.