Salomon, Harry, age 93, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Monday, September 12, 2005, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church or to the St. John Lutheran Church tape program. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harry Salomon was born August 14, 1912, at Woonsocket, South Dakota
to William Salomon and Anna (Steeve) Salomon. He was baptized August
28, 1912 by Rev. C. F. Isreal at the Lutheran Church in South Dakota.
He moved to East River Township, Clarinda, Iowa in 1916 with his parents.
Harry joined St. John Lutheran Church and was confirmed June 20, 1926
by Rev. T. J. Vogel. Harry served as an elder and also held other positions
in the church. He was united in marriage June 12, 1943, to Dorothy Abbott
at the First Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Harry was a lifelong
farmer until his retirement in 1977.
Salway, Lemoyne (Bud) Francis,
77, of Villisca, Iowa, died at his home in Villisca, IA, on Sunday, March
26, 2006. He was born January 7, 1929, in Lead South Dakota, the son of
Nicholas and Mamie (Fern) Salway.
Samo, Matthew "Matt" - Funeral services for Matthew "Matt' Samo, age 20, of Villisca, Iowa, who died Wednesday, August 19, 2009 near Shenandoah, Iowa as a result of a motorcycle accident was held Monday, August 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Tim Maxa officiating.
|Sandahl-Yei, Carroll, age 39, of Ogden, Utah, formerly of Clarinda,
Iowa, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at the University of Utah Medical
Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2006, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the National Kidney Foundation. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carroll Joyce Sandahl-Yei was born November 21, 1966, in Emporia, Kansas, daughter of Fred Sandahl and Joyce Eileen Guthrie-Tornholm. She was a 1985 graduate of Clarinda High School and received her Bachelor of Education degree in 1991 from Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa.
Carroll was united in marriage on August 31, 1991, to Matthew A. Yei in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has lived in Clarinda, Iowa, Omaha, Nebraska, Des Moines, Iowa and in Ogden, Utah since 1991. Carroll was a member of the Methodist Church. She taught sixteen years at Hillfield Elementary School, Roy, Utah. Carroll was a member of the N.E.A. and D.E.A. Her hobbies and interests were horses.
Carroll was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edward and Millicent Guthrie, Harry Sandahl and her mother-in-law, Evie Yei.
Surviving are her husband, Matthew Yei of Ogden, Utah; mother, Joyce Guthrie Tornholm of New Market, Iowa; father, Fred Sandahl of Essex, Iowa; father-in-law, Biff Yei of Ogden, Utah; grandmother, Doris Sandahl of Shenandoah, Iowa; three brothers, David Guthrie of Clarinda, Iowa, Steven Guthrie of College Springs, Iowa; Marc Sandahl of Ft. Collins, Colorado sisters, Sue Sandahl of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Kerri Golden of Nebraska City, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.
Savage, Wm - Died, at his residence in Mason twp [Taylor County, Iowa], on Tuesday, August 21, 1883, of malarial fever, Mr Wm Savage, aged 54 years, 11 months and 5 days. The funeral took place from the residence at one o'clock on Wednesday, conducted by Elder J.P. Lucas, of Bedford, and the remains were buried at the Memory cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Christian church and had lived in Mason twp for eight years. He leaves a wife and three children, and many friends to mourn his demise. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of friends. The New Market News, Aug 23, 1883 Vol 1 #16.
Scheerer, Charlene Ann Winger,
75, of Joplin, passed away on March 24, 2005 at the home of her daughter
after an 8-month illness.
Schlender, Fredrick "Fred" A., 84, died Jan. 14, 2006, in rural
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Moundridge United Methodist Church, Burrton United Methodist Church or Memorial Home, all in care of the funeral home.
Schnider, Cheryl L. Lamb, 32,
of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away November 6, 2005 at NHS Clarkson Hospital
in Omaha of cancer. She was born in Shenandoah, Iowa to Samuel E. &
Millie (Baker) Lamb on October 2, 1973 and graduated from Lewis Central
High School in Council Bluffs where she lived most of her life. She lived
in Clarinda from 1999-2004 while working as a CNA for Home Sweet Home,
Inc. in Clarinda for 5 years.
Scholl, Mrs T.C. and Mrs W.L. Baxter, two women prominent in Shenandoah social affairs and both members of the same social club, Elite Needle Club, died about the same hour Thursday afternoon, April 17, 1919, of Pernicious anaemia [sic], the Shenandoah Sentinel-Post reports. Mrs Scholl died in Shenandoah and Mrs Baxter in Kansas Ctiy.
Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 24, 1919
Scott, Sarah E. Bebout – Mrs Sarah E. Scott died early Friday morning at her home in west Clarinda, after a long and painful illness, aged 70 years the 29th day of July last. Miss Sarah Bebout was born in Crawford county, Ohio, where she was reared to womanhood. On the 28th of November, 1850, she was married to Mr R.W. Scott. In 1856 they came west to Iowa, and in 1860 they located in Clarinda which became their permanent home. Mr Scott successfully following his trade of a harness maker until the time of his death, in Oct 1895. Two children were born to them. Herbert H. Scott, still a resident of this city, and Estella E. Scott, later the wife of T.H. Bedwell, who died in this city in Sept 1882. Being an early settler here, Mrs Scott endured the trials of our town in its infancy and enjoyed its growth later on to a prosperous and progressive city with plenty of means at her command to take life easy. She was a devoted wife, a kind and indulgent mother and for many years a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral took place Saturday at 10:30 am from the residence, conducted by Rev J.N. Maclean, and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery by the side of her husband and daughter. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, May 7, 1903
Sebeniecher, Steven George, 54, of Elk Horn, Iowa passed away
on Friday, December 30, 2005 at his residence. He was born September 6,
1951 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
It was getting late Friday evening when the hour of his departure came and he heard the voice that called him home. His only child, I.W. Shambaugh was up town and the housekeeper, Mrs Davis, was at the home of a neighbor where Mr Shambaugh had asked that she go to learn of the condition of a boy who had been sick for some time. Nature provides strange things and an evidence of this is shown in the return of Mrs Davis at a time when Mr Shambaugh was uneasy because of a tickling in his throat. He was provided with the cough drops he was hunting and he rapidly grew worse. A physician was called and the son was sent for. No human power could give him relief. He had heard the call and he was ready to go. The physician called the trouble “pulmonary edoema.”
Mr Shambaugh was born in Cochocton county, Ohio, October 15, 1825, and died at his home in Clarinda, Iowa, October 21, 1910. He was reared on his father’s farm in Ohio, but at the age of nineteen he began clerking in the store of B.B.S. Cone, at Conesville, Ohio, where he remained for about eight years, coming to Oregon, Mo., in 1853. At Oregon he had charge of a store and postoffice while the proprietor went west in search of gold. He returned to Ohio in November and the following March 1854 came to Iowa and entered upon a tract of land in Mills county, near where the town of Tabor now stands. In the same year he purchased a stock of good from Gordon, Townsend & Co merchants of Glenwood, Iowa and moved the stock to Clarinda and opened up a store on the present square and sold the first goods in the town and continued in the business until March 1855, when he sold his business to J.H. Powers.
Mr Shambaugh was married to Miss Julia Jaycox, of Green county, New York, May 2, 1858. Of this union two children were born, Ira W. and Charles I., the later of whom was accidently killed, Nov 16, 1879. Mrs Shambaugh’s death occurred March 7, 1897.
At an early date, Mr Shambaugh identified himself with the First Baptist church of this city and has been a power for good in the church and S.S. in his several capacities in the governing body of the church. He has been growing old, and the frailties of the body made it difficult for him to attend services, but he was always in his place at the religious meetings, and the vacant pew will bring sweet rememberances to the church members when they think of the many timely suggestions from him through all these years.
The funeral was held from the late residence, Oct, 24th, at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Rev Watson of the Baptist church of Villisca, assisted by Dr Williamson of the First United Presbyterian church of this city. The music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs Jas Scroggs, Miss Amy Chiles, Mr H.E. Spry and L.H. Jones. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Interment was in the lovely lot which he owned in the Clarinda cemetery.
In 1855 Mr Shambaugh, with T.B. Gordon of Baltimore, Md., purchased a sawmill two miles southeast of Clarinda, on the Nodaway river, transforming it into the first grist mill in the county. The first corn was ground at this mill in Feb 1857. Soon after, the firm added machinery for making flour. This firm continued in business until Mr Gordon’s death about 1897, after which date Mr Shambaugh contined to operate the mill until it was destroyed by fire in 1896.
In the ‘60s he purchased a mill at a point about six miles south of Clarinda where he operated the mill and conducted a trading point for the early settlers. Our records do not show what the place was then called, but as soon as the railroad passed through, the place was named Shambaugh.
In 1883 his son Ira W. Became identified with him in business at this place and the old land mark was torn down and a new mill constructed to take its place. This mill was destroyed by lightning in 1897 and the firm built the flouring mill at Clarinda, making more than a half of a century atha he had been identified with the milling interests of this county.
Those present at the funeral were: Mrs Claudis B. Landaker, of Parsons, Kan., who was a ward and grew up in the Shambaugh home, Mrs Charles Shambaugh, of Coshocton, Ohio, a sister-in-law now 88 years old, Mrs W.W. Parks, of Hennessey, Ohio and Mrs Teresa Boyd, of Coshocton, Ohio. The later two were nieces of the deceased.
Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 27, 1910
She was born June 28, 1882 and leaves surviving children, Loleta Wise, Ivan Shields, Loren Shields, Thelbert Shields, Melba Stubbs and Lois Jean Casarreto.
She was preceded in death by Alvin Shields, Herald J. Shields, Lacretia Shields and her husband Albert.
The Rev Don Boyd of the United Methodist Church in Los Angeles conducted the service and interment was in Forest Lawn Memoral-Park, Glendale.
Clarinda Herald Journal, Clarinda, Ia, Jul 17, 1978
Hazel Shum, age 66, of Stratford, Iowa, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died
Sunday, February 6, 2005, at the Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames, Iowa. Funeral
services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 10. 2005,at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. There will be open visitation at the funeral
home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed
to the donor’s choice. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa
is in charge of arrangements.
memorial services will be held.2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2006
at the Veteran's Memorial Chapel, Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa
with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be
held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2006 prior to the service. Burial
will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories
may be shared with the family at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.
Simons, W.G. – W.G. Simons died at his home here Friday afternoon after an illness of several months. Mr Simons, who was a painter by trade has been a resident of Coin for about five years and was very much respected by all who knew him. He leaves two children to mourn his demise, the mother having died several years ago. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, May 11, 1916
Simpson, Robert, age 61, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, March
16, 2006, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
Sims, Danny, age 75, of Farragut, Iowa, died Saturday, March
18, 2006 at the Creighton Medical Center Emergency Room, Omaha, Nebraska.
Skinner, Byron, Mrs – Mrs Robert Downing of north of town received word last week of the death of a niece, Mrs Ethel Skinner Haas, who died Nov 5, and also the death of the wife of her nephew, Byron Skinner’s who died a few days later, both from influenza. Their home was at Huron, S.D., and the Skinner family were formerly resident of this place. Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 21, 1918
Slauter, Fred, Mr and Mrs – Mr and Mrs Fred Slauter, formerly of Hepburn, both died this week at Elliott [Iowa], of the flu. Mrs Slauter died Sunday and Mr Slauter Monday. Their son, Nelson a young boy, also is reported seriously ill. Mr Slauter formerly had charge of the Green Bay lumber yard in Hepburn. He went to Elliott to continue in the lumber business there. Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1918
Sliger, Robert, age 85, of Clarinda,
Iowa, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center,
Smith - James Alan Smith, son of James Dean and Lorene (Bissel) Smith, was born on November
4, 1961 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He passed away on Monday, November 29,
2004 at his residence in Clarinda, Iowa following a lengthy bout with
cancer at the age of 43.
Field, 87, of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday,
May 7, 2005 at Capital Health Systems at Fuld.
Smith, Harrison Geroldson "Harry" - (Harry) Harrison Geroldson Smith was born near Gravity, Iowa on August 8, 1914 and passed away at Clarkson Hopsital in Omaha, Ne., Jun 20, 1988 at the age of 73 years, 10 months, 12 days. Harry was the son of James C. and Rosa N. Darnold Smith and was the fourth child of a family of 10 children. He was married on Sept 15, 1934 to Irene Daisy Berringer. This union was blessed with five children, James I.; Marvin C. of Coin, Ia; Galen C. of Bentonville, Ar; Mrs Thomas Miller (Ilene), Glenwood, Ia; and Mrs Gary LaFallette (Arlene) of Joplin, Mo.
Harry accepted Jesus as his savior early in his life and endeavored to lead a Christian life to the end. He cared about people and is remembered for his good nature and sense of humor. Harry loved the land and spent most of his years farming in Taylor and Page counties. His love of the past encouraged him to collect and preserve many antiques which he truly enjoyed showing to others.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Verna Berringer, and one son, James Irvin. He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Marvin, Galen, Ilene and Arlene; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He also leaves behind two brothers, Walter of Bedford, Ia, Ernie of Chico, Ca; six sisters, Audra Davison and Ermol Kelso of Clarinda Ia, Hilda Lymer of Wichita, Ks, Norma Hall of Clayton, La, Opal Christensen of Iowa Falls, Ia, and Eulalee Warneke of Council Bluffs.
Services were held at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda on June 23 by Rev Roy Lighty of the First Church of God of Craig, Mo. Betty Wennihan and Sandra Callahan sang duets and Dalaina Smith was at the register. Casket Bearers were Galen and Darren Smith, Thomas and Jerry Miller, Gary and Ken LaFollette. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 14, 1988
Memories of the covered wagon in which she came in 1857, of Indians capturing her baby, of weary travelers stopping at their Tavern in Hawleyville, of robbers chloroforming Mr Spaulding, and the thrilling capture, are among the clear-cut memories which she had been able to pass down to the present generation.
At the annual old settlers' picnic, Mrs Spaulding was considered dean of them all. She was past 94 years of age at her death.
Mary Elizabeth Jackson, eldest daughter of William and Ester Jackson, was born Aug 28, 1841, in Shelbyville, Shelby county, Indiana, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ed Hakes, on March 21, 1936, at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 23 days.
She came with her parents, six brothers and a sister to Page county, Iowa, in 1857 at the time of the "great migration" that moved into the Mississippi valley, and settled on what is known as the Copeland Grove farm. Here the family watched the stream of population move on to the west.
In March 1860 she was united in marriage to Alfred Madden, and to this union was born one son, William Edward. At the outbreak of the Civil war Mr Madden enlisted with Co 128 Inf., from which he never returned to his family, dying with camp fever near Helena, Ark., in 1864.
She endured many hardships during these pioneer days. She rode horseback to Bedford, a distance of 20 miles, to file for a meager pension which she later received.
One of her tense moments was when the Indiana who were camping near by took her small son into their wigwam, calling him "Pretty Child," but with a little persuasion he was returned to his mother unharmed.
In 1866 she was married to E.J. Spalding. They immediately started housekeeping by keeping "Tavern" in the town of Hawleyville, and kept many a weary traveler who had come by stage coach, as this was the place where an exchange of horses was made.
Later they conducted a general merchandise store, which included the postoffice, the mail being brought here on a star route. While she assisted in the store, he managed the farm.
Another one of her experiences was when their store was robbed and Mr Spalding was chloroformed, the effects of which he never fully recovered, it leaving his heart in a weakened condition. The robbers were captured and placed in jail at Glenwood, it being the nearest to Hawleyville at that time, but while awaiting trial they escaped. She saw the growth of Hawleyville as it became a considerable town, and when the railroad developed other centers, and the high water swept the mill away the town began to decline.
Outside of her own personal affairs she had two special interests, the work among the veterans of the Civil war, and the church. There were two gatherings which she always attended up to the last year of her life, the old settlers' reunion and the Decoration day programs. These occasions will not be quite the same without the presence of "Grandma" Spalding.
As the years moved on, she frankly recognized that the end could not be far away, but until she was 90 she took a keen interest in the affairs of the nation as reported in the papers and over the radio. When her eyes failed so she could not read, and the complexity of the radio seemed to confuse her, she still persisted in living alone and caring for herself. Not until last October would she consent to be taken into the home of her daughter, Mrs Hakes. When the spring came she was planning to return to her own home. When her last illness set in it quickly sapped her remaining strength and she passed unafraid into the Great Beyond.
To Mr and Mrs Spalding were born two children, Charles Harry who passed away May 2, 1923, and Mary E. Hakes who resides on the home place. Mr Spalding died about 50 years ago. She also leaves six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, besides a large host of other relatives and friends.
She was a long time member of the Methodist church and was a great church worker and community builder until recent years when age prevented it.
She was carried to her last resting place in the Hawleyville cemetery by six close relatives, Dale and Lloyd Jackson, Eddie and Manley madden, George Spalding and Harry Hakes. Funeral services were at the Ed Hakes home and burial in Hawleyville cemetery. The flowers were taken care of by Irma and Lois Madden.
She was the last of a family of eight children to pass from this world, and despite her many losses of loved ones she had faith and trust in God to carry on and went her way lending a helping hand to those who she thought needed it.
|Spencer, Cynthy Ann - Funeral services for Cynthy Ann
Spencer of Villisca, IA, were held April 26, 2005, at the United Methodist
Church in Villisca with burial in the Villisca Cemetery.
Cynthy died April 23, 2005, at the Stanton Care Center in Stanton, IA, where she had been a resident since February 18, 2005.
Cynthy was born January 23, 1940, in Shenandoah, IA, the daughter of Al and LaVeta (Sullivan) Sloey. She was a 1958 graduate of the Shenandoah High School.
After graduation, Cynthy worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in Shenandoah, Carroll and Red Oak.
Cynthy married Dale Spencer on August 23, 1963. She babysat, worked at K-Mart, the Dime Store and was a stay-at-home mom. She had worked as a dietary assistant at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center from 1991 until ill health forced her to retire in 2001.
Cynthy was a member of the Morton Mills Union Church, the Villisca Lions Club, Eastern Star, and was an EMT for Villisca for many years. In 2004, she was honorary co-chairman for the Montgomery County Relay for Life.
She is survived by her husband Dale of Villisca; son Alan Spencer and wife Andrea of Gilbert, IA; and daughter Dee Brand and husband Russell of Davenport; two grandchildren, Samuel and Jarred Brand; one brother Michael Sloey and wife Janet of Manchester, MO; plus other relatives and friends.
Cynthy was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Victor Wayne Spencer.
Memorials may be directed to the Villisca EMTs. Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca in charge of arrangements.
age 89, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Windmill Manor,
Coralville, Iowa. Burial with military rites will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday,
May 26, 2005, at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorial services
will follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the First United
Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Visitation
with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Nodaway
Historical Museum or to the Clarinda Regional Health Center Foundation.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Squier, Eugene W., son of Andrew Jackson and Joanna Squier, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in the year 1841, and died in this city, Thursday, July 18th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs Heller, aged seventy-one years. He was one of a family of nine children, of whom two had preceded him in death. The family came west in 1857 and settled in Old Memory, just on the edge of this county.
Mr Squier enlisted in the Union army and served four and one-half years. It was while on a furlough that he was married to Sarah Smith in Nebraska township. The regiment of which he was a member was the 1st Nebraska infantry. Since the war he had been a resident of this county, and part of the time of Clarinda, following the occupation of a cobbler at times.
In his family were born eight children, six of whom survive. They are Arthur and Mrs Frank Heller, of this city; John, of Carbon, Iowa; Mrs Ed Mick, of Johnstown, Kans.; Mrs Dora Persian, of Denver, Colo; and Mrs Julia Wilcox, of Hawleyville. The wife died a few years ago.
Mr Squier was quite well known in this city and had for many seasons played the fife in the martial band. He was ill for about two months previous to his death and suffered intensely, being under the care of his daughter, Mrs Heller, of this city. The funeral services were held from her home, Saturday afternoon at 11:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev Wm Stevenson, pastor of the Methodist church. Members of the G.A.R. attended and conducted their rights at the grave. The pall bearers were members of that order: L.B. McAlpin, Lemuel Day, D.C. Reynolds, H.F. Hitchcock, John Rhoades and Henry Loranz. There were present at the funeral, the two children, from this city, John, of Carbon, and Mrs Wilcox, of Hawleyville. A sister, Mrs George Clark, and a brother, J.N. Squier, both of New Market, also attended the funeral.
Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, July 25, 1912
Squier, Jerome - Jerome Bonaparte Squier, a brother of Eugene W. Squier, died in Boston, Mass., June 1st, 1912. Boston had been his home for forty years and he was a violin maker with a wide reputation. Out of the family of nine children he was the first to die in fifty years, but one having preceded him.
Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, July 25, 1912
She was born April 11, 1892, in Weeping Water, Ne, to Oliver and Emilia (Kempel) Robbins. She was married to Emmett Squires who preceded her in death in September of 1964.
Survivors include her son, Mahlon Squires of Nodaway; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Robbins of Trout Creek, Mt; George Robbins of Ft Townsend, Wa, and Ollie Robbins of Ft Townsend; two sisters, LaVerna of Minnesota and Erma Hoffman of Walker, Mn; and a good friend and companion, Jim Murdock.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Ray and Willie; one sister, Mary and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held this Monday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Eddie Fidler officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 27, 1984
Squires, Bertha Rhamy - Mrs Bertha Squires, 72, of Red Oak, formerly of Nodaway, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec 3, at St Joseph's Hospital in Omaha, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She suffered a heart attack at her Red Oak home that morning.
She was born April 3, 1924, the daughter of George and Ruby Rhamy. She was married to Eugene Squires, who died in 1964. On June 10, 1977, she married Mahlon Squires, who preceded her in death on July 22, 1995. Mrs Squires had worked as a nurses aide in Clarinda care centers. She had been a resident of Nodaway for 25 years before moving to Red Oak last February.
She is survived by five children, Jerry Squires, Seymour, Mo, Beulah Bartuska, Spencer, Ia, Jo Wilbur, Red Oak, Robert Squires, Conway, Ia and Michael Squires, Red Oak. There are 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Step-children are Lois Squires, San Jose, Ca, Sharon Squires, Omaha, Ne, Brenda Squires, Lincoln, Teresa Squires, Omaha, and Melody Squires, Omaha. Sisters are Agnes Graham, Clarinda, and Thelma Rhamy, in Oregon and brother Darrell Rhamy of New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by parents, husbands, son, Richard, step-son, Mahlon Jr., and infant daughter, Laura.
Services were held on Friday Dec 6, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev Eddie Fidler officiating. A memorial is being established. Clarinda Herald Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 11, 1996
Squires, Mahlon E., 85, of Nodaway [Iowa], died Saturday morning, July 22, 1995, at St Joseph's Hospital, Omaha, Ne., where he had been a patient for two days. He had been hospitalized at Red Oak before going to Omaha.
He was born April 29, 1910, at Clarinda, the son of Emmett and Anna Robinson Squires. While he was still a youngster he worked in the coal mines near Clarinda and worked most of his life in the salvage business.
On June 10, 1977, he married Bertha Rhamy, who survives.
Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by children, Mahlon Squires Jr., Shenandoah; Lois Squires, San Jose, Ca; Sharon Squires, Omaha; Brenda Squires, Lincoln, Ne; Teresa Squires and Melody Squires, Omaha; Jeannie Bartuska, Spencer; Jerry Squires, Seymour, Mo; Jo Wilbur, Red Oak; Robert Squires, Conway; Michael and Anna Squires, Nodaway. There are many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Squires was preceded in death by parents and daughter, Laura.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 25, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Rev Eddie Fidler officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery near Clarinda. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa July 26, 1995
He was born April 26, 1928 in Clarinda to Mahlon Squires Sr and Letha Tyler. He has 2 sisters and 4 step-sisters.
He grew up in Clarinda and was raised by Annie and Emmett Squires. He was joined in marriage to Marie Wardlow in June 1954. Marie brought 5 children into this union. In the following years they had 5 children together.
Mahlon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Annie and Emmet Squires, his father Mahlon Squires Sr., one infant sister Laura Squires, and daughter Fannie Strange of Gilmore City, Ia.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marie Squires of Shenandoah; mother Letha Houlihan, Corning; children: Benny Wardlow, Laurens; Verna Hoover and Alice Kalkas, Havelock; Melvin Wardlow, Pocahontas, Ia; William Squires, Gerald Squires, Cheryl Terry all of Shenandoah, Carol Terry, Havelock and Chester Squires also of Pocahontas.
Sister is Lois Brown of California, stepsisters include Sharon Squires of Omaha, Brenda Stutzman of Trumbull, Teresa Rannells of Council Bluffs and Melody Wallas of La Vista.
Mahlon also leaves behind many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, April 17 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery near Clarinda. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, April 17, 1996