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Wagaman, Orvis - Funeral services for Orvis Wagaman, age 87, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Villisca, Iowa, who died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at Midlands Hospital, Papillion, Nebraska, were held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa, with Reverend Doug Delp, officiating.


Interment with military rites accorded by the Ker-A-Vor American Legion Post No. 251 was held in the Villisca Cemetery in Villisca, Iowa. Memorials can be directed to the American Red Cross. Please leave a message of tribute to the Wagaman family on our web page, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Colonial Chapel, of Omaha, Nebraska and Ritchie Funeral Service of Clarinda, Iowa.

Orvis Austin Wagaman was born April 4, 1919 in Clome, South Dakota, the son of Clevie Austin Wagaman and Ona Mae (Higgins) Wagaman. Orvis served his country during World War II in the United States Army and was a prisoner of war. He was united in marriage January 3, 1946, to Carolyn Nelson at Hiawatha, Kansas.

Orvis worked in the Villisca Power Plant after returning from the service. He also farmed until 1970. In addition he sold memberships for Ed Nelson and he also traveled as a salesman for the Power Plants. He was forced to retire from his most recent job as advertising salesman due to a heart attack. Orvis enjoyed working on his computer as a hobby. He was a member of the Faith Westwood Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska. He was also a member of the Villisca V.F.W., American Legion Post 251 and Disabled American Veterans.

Orvis is survived by his wife Carolyn of Omaha, Nebraska; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Robert Boe of Gretna, Nebraska, Brenda and Al Rotella of Omaha, Nebraska, son and daughter-in-law, Jan and Kimberly Wagaman of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; brother, Davis and Sharon Wagaman of Villisca, Iowa; grandchildren, Marc and Molly Miller, Tiffany and John Skokan, Tim Marvin, Nick and Tony Rotella, Austin and Taylor Wagaman; great grandchildren, Meghan and Garrett Miller, Kelsey, Kade, Kiley, and Karson Skokan; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceding Orvis in death were his parents; daughter, Barbara Miller; two sisters, Helen Lewis and Lucille Hazelton and three brothers, Fred Wagaman, Harold Wagaman and Charles Robert Wagaman.

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

 

Wagoner, Eunice Lorraine Sunderman was born May 5, 1923 to Wilma (Sunderman) and Herbert Sunderman on a farm 1/4 mile west of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was baptized, confirmed and married in thatEunice Lorraine (Sunderman) Wagoner was born May 5, 1923 to Wilma (Sunderman) and Herbert Sunderman on a farm 1/4 mile west of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was baptized, confirmed and married in that church. She graduated from Immanuel Lutheran School, Clarinda High School, Clarinda Junior College, and Drake University in Des Moines. She taught Junior High in Persia and Winterset, Iowa. She became ill at Winterset and returned to Clarinda and taught at St. Paul Lutheran School in Yorktown, IA. She then spent 3 ½ years in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Tuberculosis Sanatorium. She was married Feb 13, 1954 to Stanley Wagoner. They had two daughters, Emily Sue and Julia Beth. They lived on their farm near Essex, Iowa, for 38 years. In 1987 they moved to a home in Clarinda, Iowa. From 1971 to 1978 Eunice taught in the Special Education School at Yorktown, Iowa. It was then that Charcot Joints of the feet affected her ability to walk. She enjoyed teaching, choir, and flowers most of her teen and adult life. Her hobby was thinking of novel ways to decorate for birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries at a minimum cost using plants and flowers. She served in the L.W.M.L. and LLL in her church. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Stanley in 1991; brother, Kenneth Sunderman; brother-in-law, Ivan Otte; sister-in-law Marie Rausch and her husband Gilbert; brothers-in-law Clemon Wagoner, Duaine Wagoner and his wife Pauline, Ralph Wagoner and his wife Lorna. Surviving are her daughters Emily of Omaha, NE, and Julia and her husband Neal Sauls of Belleville, IL; her sister-in-law Irma Sunderman of Clarinda; sisters Maxine Otte of Clarinda and Lois Mueller and husband Erwin of Deshler, NE; and sister-in-law Darlene Wagoner of Clarinda, IA. Funeral Services were held Monday, October 10, 2005 at 10:30 with Rev. Lawrence Boye at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial at the Immanuel Cemetery. Memorials to L.E.A.F or church air conditioning Found. Eickemeyer Funeral chapel in charge of arrangements.
 



Wagoner, Joel Richard, age 58, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Monday, April 04, 2005, at NHS-Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Jerome Wagoner officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in Polsley Cemetery, rural Yorktown, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Cardinal Softball Field Memorial, American Cancer Society or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church music program. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joel Richard Wagoner was born March 24, 1947, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Ralph Wagoner and Lorna (Mueller) Wagoner. He was baptized on April 6, 1947, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa and was confirmed on March 26, 1961, at Immanuel. Joel was a graduate of Immanuel Lutheran School, Clarinda High School class of 1965 and Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska. Joel served in the United States Army in Korea during the Vietnam era; as a member and tour director of the Bayonet Chorus. Joel taught in Lutheran schools at Giddings, Texas, and Houston, Texas, after graduation.

He was united in marriage July 28, 1979, at Immanuel Lutheran Church to Nancy Annan. Joel always enjoyed carpentering with his father and had his own carpentry business upon returning to Clarinda. Joel began working at the Clarinda Treatment Complex January 4, 1993 as Carpenter II and has been Plant Operations Manager III since February 6, 1998. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Joel enjoyed music; he sang with the Fuzz and Shine Quartet and also directed the Immanuel Lutheran Choir for several years. He also enjoyed all sports as a participant, spectator, coach, and as a father.

Preceding Joel in death were his parents and sister-in-law, Vickie Annan. Survivors include his wife Nancy of rural Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Anne Wagoner of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; daughter, Elizabeth Wagoner of Austin, Texas; brother, Ron Wagoner and wife Mary Lou of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces and nephews: Lisa Espinosa and husband Ed, Tracy Jordan and husband Jim, Heather McCormick and husband Joe, Jeff Barlow and wife Stephanie, Steven Mellencamp and wife Julie, Ashley Mellencamp, Maria Annan, Mitchell Annan; parents-in-law, Mick and Peg Annan of Coin, Iowa; sister-in-law, Maribeth Mellencamp and husband Merle of Clarinda, Iowa; brother-in-law, Bill Annan and wife Sara of Shenandoah, Iowa; brother-in-law, George Annan of Coin, Iowa.

 

Wagoner, Lorna Alma Mueller, was born April 2, 1919 in Davenport, to Martin Gottfried and Alma Amanda Adela (Meyer) Mueller. She passed away on Monday evening, October 25, 2004 at her home in Clarinda. On May 16, 1943 she was married to Ralph Wagoner in Kiowa, NE.
Lorna worked for the Niagra Falls Rivet Factory prior to her marriage. After her marriage she worked for the Clarinda Mental Health Institute in the canteen, Cramer's Jewelry, and was a cook at the Clarinda High School. Lorna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Clarinda as well as LWML, LLL, Country Garden Club and Immanuel Church Choir.
Lorna was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph; sister, Ella Schroeder; brother, Richard Mueller during WW II; brother-in-law Duaine Wagoner and his wife Pauline, Stanley Wagoner, Clemon Wagoner; sister-in-law, Marie Rausch and her husband Gilbert.
Lorna is survived by her children, Ron Wagoner and his wife Mary Lou of Clarinda, Joel Wagoner and his wife Nancy of Yorktown; grandchildren, Lisa Espinosa and her husband Ed of Clarinda, Tracy Jordan and her husband Jim of Phoenix, AZ, Heather McCormick and her husband Joe of Clarinda, Anne Wagoner of Chapel Hill, NC and Elizabeth Wagoner of Austin, TX; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Irma Sunderman of Clarinda, Florence Sunderman and her husband Otis of Lincoln, NE; brothers, Erwin Mueller and his wife Lois of Hebron, NE, Walter Mueller and his wife Sherri of Twin Falls, ID, Alfred Mueller and his wife LaMira of Superior, NE; brother-in-law, Oscar Schroeder of Blue Hill, NE; sisters-in-law Darlene Wagoner of Clarinda and Eunice Wagoner of Clarinda along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 29 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Clarinda with Rev. Jerome Wagoner officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to L.E.A.F. or the Clarinda Lied Library Book Fund. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements. - Nov 5, 2004

 

Wall, LaVose, age 86, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away, Thursday, February 03, 2005, at Emmanuel Fontenelle Care Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2005, at Nyman Cemetery, rural Red Oak, Iowa. There will be open visitation at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in Nyman Cemetery. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa.
LaVose Wall was born April 1, 1918, near Clarinda, Iowa, to Erick Wall and Carrie Emma (Lindquist) Wall. Due to the disabilities that she had since birth, LaVose spent most of her lifetime in care facilities.
LaVose was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Herbert Wall, Bernard Wall, Raymond Wall and sisters: Florence Britt and Viola Lauger. Survivors include her brother, Russell Wall of Clarinda, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.

 


Wall, Russell, age 97, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2005, at Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 10:00 a.m. until service time Friday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Russell Ernest Wall was born October 14, 1907, to Erick Wall and Emma Caroline (Linquist) Wall. Russell was married to Gayle McClarnon, she preceded him in death October 2, 1983. Russell was general manager of Spaulding Sporting Goods for forty five years. He was an avid golfer and played regularly until moving to Clarinda. Russell moved to Clarinda from Chicago three years ago.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gayle; brothers, Raymond Wall, Bernard Wall and Herbert Wall; sisters, Florence, La Vose, and Viola.

Survivors include nephew, Marvin Britt and wife Dorothy of Clarinda, Iowa; niece, Charlene Eighmy and husband Jack of Loveland, Colorado; niece, Maxine Wilcox of Kansas City, Kansas; niece Deloris Thompson and husband Marvin of Topeka, Kansas; niece, Ruth Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; nephew, Dean Britt and wife Charlotte of Ogden, Utah; cousins; and many friends in Chicago, Illinois.

Wallace, Edith - Edith Levern Wallace, daughter of the late Andrew and Carrie Elizabeth (Ross) Eberly, was born on November 25, 1912 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. She departed this life on February 16, 2005 in Colonial Springs Healthcare at Buffalo, Missouri. She was at the time of her passing 92 years, 2 months and 21 days of age.
Edith grew up in Clarinda, Iowa where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Ernest G. Wallace on April 27, 1930 in Clarinda, Iowa. She worked for years in the Swift Poultry Plant. In 1964 her husband Ernest passed away and she began taking care of her parents. After they passed away she moved to Texas to be near her son, Ron. Then in 1987 she moved with her son to Urbana.
She was very active. Her hobbies included gardening, raising chickens, crocheting, working crossword puzzles, attending the rodeo's, while she lived in Texas and she loved to feed the horses although she didn't ride. Her greatest joy was going fishing with her grandchildren and babysitting her great-grandchildren. She also loved playing the harmonica at church.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Merle and Robert Eberly; 3 sisters, Paulene Wlicoxson, Helen Eberly and Lutie Myers; 1 granddaughter, Shalana Ferrell; and a great-granddaughter, Jennifer Reed. She is survived by her son Ronald Wallace and his wife Delois of Urbana, MO; 2 brothers, Roy Eberly of Ogilvie, MN and Bill Eberly of Clarinda, IA; 1 sister, Marie Thompson of Clarinda, IA; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends who will all sadly miss her.
Services were Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel of Urbana with Rev. Claire Reed officiating. The First Baptist Church Choir will sing "Happy Day" and "I Will Meet You in the Morning," accompanied by Mrs. JoAnn Adams, pianist. Mrs. Jill Blankenship will sing "Amazing Grace." Escorts will be Randy, Gene and Phil Wallace, Damon, Brad and Rance Neill, Scott Neill III, Scott Lewis, Perry Hughs, Bill Reed, Jeff Brunkhorst, Rodney Amerman and Robbie Gann. Interment was in the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, IA on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. under the direction of The Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Urbana.

 

Washington, Darlene Vunita Baker - Darlene Washington, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa departed this life on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Tom Swafford and Rev. John Clark officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. 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.

Darlene Vunita Washington was born April 29, 1920 in Clarinda, Iowa, to Clarence Baker and Symblean (Griggs) Baker. Darlene was a 1938 graduate of Clarinda High School. She was united in marriage November 25, 1941 to Ebert Washington. He preceded her in death March 10, 1992. Darlene worked for 29 years at Clarinda Mental Health Institute in the dietary department retiring in 1985 as the food production supervisor.

Darlene was baptized at an early age and continued her spiritual journey throughout her life. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Clarinda, Iowa; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, RSVP, and volunteered in numerous community activities. She enjoyed going on tours and having coffee with her many friends.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ebert Washington; brothers, LeRoy Baker, Robert Baker, Vernon Baker, and Gerald Baker.

Survivors include her son, Vernon Washington (Lois) of Bailey, North Carolina; grandchildren, Danielle Brown (Carl), Shelli Barsky (Kevin), Angela Washington; great grandchildren, Terrell Frazer, Breyonna Brown; sister, Bertha Baker of Clarinda, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Mary Baker of Burlington, Iowa, Charlene Baker of Florida; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

 

Watkins, Evelyn Parks, age 76, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006,
at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. 
 

Funeral services were held 110:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2006 at
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Visitation with the family was 7-8 p.m.,
Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Clarinda
Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Westridge Quality Care &
Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family
at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.

Evelyn Fay Watkins was born February 9, 1930, at Gravity, Iowa to Estle Fay Parks and Vesta Grace (Pace) Parks. She was a graduate of High School. Evelyn was united in marriage February 19, 1952 to Harold Watkins at Clarinda, Iowa. She worked at Lisle Corporation for many years.

Evelyn was owner and operator of Hilda's Gift Shop on the south side of the square. She also worked at J's Pizza & Steakhouse and at the Iowa Job Service Office for several years. Evelyn loved to joke around; tell stories and just have fun at all times. She enjoyed going on Neihart Tours and most recently went to Branson with the tour group. She enjoyed volunteering at Westridge Care & Rehab Center. Evelyn loved going camping with her family.

Preceding Evelyn in death were her parents; husband; and two brothers and four grandchildren.

Survivors include her children: Donald Watkins and wife Liz of Diamond, Missouri, Rhonda McClelland and husband Larry of Glenwood, Iowa, Wanda Farquhar and husband Curtis of Shenandoah, Iowa, Sue Draper and husband Tom of Sutherland, Iowa, Nancy Hatcher and husband Frank of Pensacola, Florida; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

 

Watkins, Thelma McCowen, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Monday, January 9, 2006, at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa after a brief illness.
Graveside memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2006, at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 10:00-a.m. until service time, Saturday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Thelma Ruth Watkins was born October 21, 1920, in Page County, Iowa to Earl McCowen and Florence (Moore) McCowen. Thelma was united in marriage April 1, 1947, to Bernard L. Watkins. He preceded her in death July 30, 1997. She had worked several places including Paris & Dunn and Beery Seed Company. Thelma was a member of the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa.

Preceding Thelma in death were her parents; husband, Bernie (07/30/1997); brothers, Dale McCowen and Ray McCowen and a nephew, John McCowen. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Watkins of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Opal Parker of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Verleen McCowen of Portland, Oregon; brother-in-law, Dewey Williams of California; and several nieces and nephews.


Webber, Freda Faye Moses, 78 of Shenandoah, Iowa, and formerly of College Springs, Iowa, passed away Friday, August 1, 2008 at Select Specialty Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. She was born June 16, 1930 near Elmo, Missouri, to Fred Orville and Della Elizabeth (Calfee) Moses. She graduated Amity High School. She was a wonderful mother to her six children: Connie, Randy, Susan, Diane, Mick, and Clint. She was a cook most of her life, not only cooking at home, but at the Amity Café in College Springs and at the South Page School. Briefly, she also worked at Henry Fields in Shenandoah and babysat children.
Freda was preceded in death by her father, Fred; sister, Ruth Moses; and brother, Jerry Moses.
She is survived by her husband, Merle Webber of Shenandoah, Iowa; children Connie Thomas and husband Norman of Omaha, Nebraska, Randy Osborn and wife Bobbi of Des Moines, Iowa, Susan Maguire and husband Scott of Treynor, Iowa, Diane Burkemper and husband Howard of Zion, Illinois, Mick Webber and wife Lisa of Oregon, Wisconsin, and Clint Webber and wife Bebe of Shenandoah, Iowa; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; mother, Della Moses of Clarinda, Iowa; siblings Larry Moses and wife Linda of Fairfax, Missouri, Bonnie Moses, Tarkio, Missouri, Carol Bargman and husband Bill of Lees Summit, Missouri, Joy Beemer and husband Denny of Gravity, Iowa; sister-in-law, Janet Moses of Tarkio, Missouri, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Graveside Services for Freda Faye Webber were held at Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Visitation was at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa from 10:a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before the service, with interment at the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa. Following the service a luncheon was held at Amity Hall College Springs, Iowa. Memorials suggested to Freda Webber Memorial.
The Tradition of Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa provided the arrangements.


Weber, Gayle H. Maher, age 96 of Nebraska City, formerly of Shenandoah, IA passed away on Thursday morning, November 8, 2007 at her home in Nebraska City, after a brief illness.

Gayle Hope Gardner was born on March 24, 1911 in Fremont County, IA; the daughter of Ralph E. and Cecile K. (Collins) Gardner. Gayle graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1928. She worked as a secretary at Parker Homestead Chemical Company in Shenandoah from 1929 until 1933. Gayle also worked as a payroll and billing clerk at Mt. Arbor Nursery for 9 years in Shenandoah, IA.

She was united in marriage to Martin H. Maher, Jr. on August 12, 1932. They then moved to Tampa, FL, where she worked for he Eastport Marine Construction Company. When her husband was sent overseas, she returned to Shenandoah, where she was employed as a secretary and office manager for KMA Radio for 16 years, until the Marty passed away on August 12, 1966. Gayle then went to work in the accounting department at Earl May Seed and Nursery Company, also in Shenandoah.

After her marriage to Raymond M. Weber on November 14, 1970, Gayle and Ray moved to Nebraska City. Ray later passed away on July 19, 1986. Gayle was the oldest member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. She was a faithful member of the parish for over 20 years, was a member of Christian Mother’s, the Eagle’s Auxiliary, as well as several bridge clubs. She was a willing worker for the church, and enjoyed fishing, bowling, golf, and playing bridge as long as her health permitted.

Gayle is survived by a sister-in-law Beatrice “Bea” Gardner and her son James both of Mission, TX; niece Diane Schwab of Roseville, CA; great-nephew Alan Keller of Oakland, CA: cousin Audrey Lewis and husband Jesslee of Shenandoah, IA; and many beloved other nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, many cousins, and a multitude of friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Marty and Ray; brother Leo D. Gardner; sister Maude Schwab and husband Ephraim; nephew Richard Gardner; and niece Rose Gardner

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2007 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Father Jeremy Hazuka celebrating the mass. The rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening (Nov. 11th) at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday; November 13th at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, IA.

Memorials can be directed to St. Benedict’s Church in Nebraska City.

Gude Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Werner, Lee M. Werner was born Dec 6, 1908 on the family farm northwest of Clarinda, Ia, in Nodaway Township, eldest child of Albert R. and Alvina Goecker Werner. He passed away Thursday evening, Feb 10, 2005 at the Stanton Care Center, Stanton, Ia.
Lee's parents came to Page County in 1906 from Deshler, Neb. The home farm remained in the family from 1879 for 100 years at which time it was sold to a neighbor. With the exception of two years in Deshler and the last few years at Stanton Lee lived his entire life in Page County. As a young man he worked at Standard Oil, Swifts, and Opitz Motor Company in Clarinda, later returning to farm in Douglas Township.
In 1930 Lee married Evelyn Johnson. Later they bought the Johnson farm at the Bethesda corner. Following Evelyn's death in 1976, Lee married Jessie Katharine (Skiles) Swanson and lived on the farm 1 1/4 miles north of Bethesda. After their health declined Jessie Katharine and Lee moved to the Stanton Care Center.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; brother, Edward; and sister, Leona Woods.
He is survived by his sister, Alice Gardner of Onley, Virginia and niece Janice Boldenow and husband Gerald of Rockport, Ill; friends Bob and Cathy Williams of Bethesda and Corinne Goecker of Clarinda.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 14, at the Bethesda Lutheran Church with Rev. Sarah Brown officiating. Burial at the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church or donor's choice. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

 

Wheat - Margaret M. Nelson Wheat, 92, of White City, Fla. died peacefully at home with her family on Monday, December 6, 2004. She was born March 23, 1912, in Clarinda, Iowa, daughter of Elmer Nelson and Clara Davison Nelson. Mrs. Wheat was a former resident of Gering, Nebraska and Vero Beach, Florida. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Nebraska and Florida. Margaret last taught at White City Elementary School. She was a graduate of University of Nebraska, class of 1934.
Survivors include four daughters, Dianne Merritt and her husband, Edwin "Hap" of Fort Pierce, Nancy Sinclair of Hendersonville, N.C., Susie Blake and her husband, Ben of Lebanon, Tenn., and Jackie Haas and her husband, Rich of Evans, Ga.; ten grandchildren, Keith, Scott, Julie, Lynnett, Sean, Michael, Kristen, Misty, Katie, and Ryan; five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Matt, Kayla, Ansley, and Laney. Mrs. Wheat is preceded in death by her husband, Jack K. Wheat in 1993; two brothers, Charles Nelson and Edward Nelson; son-in-law, Roger Sinclair, and grandson, Eddie Merritt.
A private inurnment will be at White City Cemetery. Yates Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Friends who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, 10362 So. US#1, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.

 

White, Silas – Silas White was killed at Red Oak Friday afternoon by a C.B. & Q. train, was the report that reached this city early this week. It is said he left the home of his sister, Mrs Miller, over in Shenandoah, a day or so before to visit relatives in Red Oak. While standing on the track watching workmen on the new railroad grade near the old track, the fast mail came whirling down the heavy grade, and not hearing the warning of the whistle, the engine struck him and threw him entirely over the telegraph wires....Away back in the ‘60’s he purchased a preempted tract of land from his father, which the C.B. & Q. Railroad Co afterward claimed as theirs, up in Douglas township and there he lived for years.... Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 5, 1901

 

Whitehill - Tom Whitehill, age 53, of O'Neill, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 1, 2004 from 3-9 pm at Biglins Mortuary in O'Neill with an 8:00 pm Prayer Service.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 am on Thursday, December 2, 2004 at the First Presbyterian Church in O'Neill, NE with Pastor Dale Sallans officiating the service with burial in the Grimton Cemetery northeast of O'Neill.
Tom Ives and Terry Dougherty furnished vocal music and pianist was Toni Schneider.
Pallbearers were Justin Young, Tyson Shoemaker, Ryan Ohri, Kevin Ohri, Leroy Littau, and Greg Loutzenhiser. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin and Camille Ohri, Mike and Jeri Jo Shoemaker, Kevin and Deb Homewood, Mauri and Anita Koenig, Ray and Barb Getting, Lowell and Vicky Krieger, Junior and Charlene Young, Crystal Young and Earl Lyddane.
Tom was born to Ed and Dorothy (Mace) Whitehill on November 21, 1951 in Greeley, Colorado. Tom attended grade school in Colorado and attended high school and graduated in 1970 from Bedford High School, Bedford, Iowa. Tom received his Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1974. He was also a graduate of the Oklahoma Farrier School.
On October 2, 1982 Tom married Vicki Linquist at the Linquist Ranch northeast of O'Neill. Tom has ranched for the past 22 years and also was a Regional Sales Representative for the Harvest Brand Inc.
His family and friends will remember Tom for his smile, friendship and his devotion to his wife and children. Tom was gifted with talent in mechanics, welding, building and being a handyman. Tom loved his ranchwork and took pride in his ranch. Tom had a special interest in planting trees and received an award from the Soil Conservation for his trees and fencing. Tom loved to work with young colts. Tom also was an avid sports fan, especially football, whether it was playing or watching. With this same integrity Tom fought his battle with cancer and went quietly to be with the Lord.
Tom was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He served on the Holt County Extension Board and Holt County Zoning Board. He was a member of the O'Neill Summerfest Rodeo Committee, Willow Dale Township Board, District 60 School Board, Page Rural Fire Board and the R-Calf Organization.
Tom leaves to mourn his wife, Vicki of O'Neill; daughter, Kylee at home; son, Zach and his wife Brandy of Tucson, Arizona and granddaughter, Justice, also of Tucson; his mother, Dorothy Whitehill and grandmother, Ida Whitehill both of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Ginny Conner and her husband, Doug of Malvern, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Elda Mae Linquist of ONeill, sister-in-law, Bev Ritts and husband, Ed of O'Neill; brother in law, Don Linquist and wife, Charlotte of O'Neill, nieces and nephews.
His father preceded Tom in death.

 

Whitehill, Dorothy Mace, age 77, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Sunday, October 30, 2005 at Mercy Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at the Reformed Presbyterian Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Michael Stevens officiating. Private family burial will be in the Covenanter Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the Nodaway Historical Museum. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jean Whitehill was born May 9, 1928, in Missouri, to Preston Mace and Edith Mabel (Anderson) Mace. She graduated from Clarinda High School as the class valedictorian. Dorothy received her Limited Elementary Teachers Certificate in 1946 and taught at the Butler School. She was united in marriage June 3, 1947 in Clarinda, Iowa to Thomas Edwin (Ed) Whitehill. Dorothy was an active member of the RSVP, American Legion Auxiliary, Nodaway Valley Historical Museum and the Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ed (3/19/2001); son, Tom Whitehill; brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughter, Ginny Conner and husband Doug of Malvern, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Vicki Whitehill of O'Neill, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Heather Wonderlich and husband Ahren of Papillion, Nebraska, Amy Conner of Omaha, Nebraska, Zachery Whitehill and wife Brandy of Oro Valley, Arizona, Kylee Whitehill of O'Neill, Nebraska; two great grandchildren, Justice Whitehill of Oro Valley, Arizona, Jaksen Wonderlich of Papillion, Nebraska; mother-in-law, Ida Whitehill of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Janet Greenwood and husband John of Clarinda, Iowa; step sister, Mary Lou Dofner of McClelland, Iowa; step brothers, Gary Mace of McClelland, Iowa, Leo Mace of Shenandoah, Iowa; step sister Dixie Foote of Bentley, Iowa; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.


Whitmore, Elinor Ackerman, age 87, of Clarinda, Iowa died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Monday evening, May 9, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Clarinda Foundation, the Clarinda Regional Health Center Foundation or to the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elinor Mildred Whitmore was born August 27, 1917, at Lincoln, Nebraska, to Alfred J. Ackerman and Helen (Kowalki) Ackerman. Elinor attended and graduated from High School in Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Following graduation Elinor was secretary at the Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago, Illinois and did payroll at Camp Crowder, Neosho, Missouri. She was united in marriage August 29, 1941, at Lincoln, Nebraska to Floyd Whitmore. Following her marriage she worked at the Okey Vernon National Bank, Corning, Iowa. Elinor had many interests; including art, instrumental music and vocal music. She enjoyed cooking, playing bridge and was a member of the P.E.O. Club of Clarinda and the Departmental Club of Corning. Elinor was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa and demonstrated her faith with continual attendance and her daily devotions.
Preceding Elinor in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband Floyd of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Ken Whitmore and wife Lynn of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Jim Whitmore and wife JoAnne of Corning, Iowa; grandchildren: Scott N. Whitmore of Clarinda, Iowa, Cynthia H. Whitmore of Ankeny, Iowa, Amanda M. Whitmore of Creston, Iowa, Charlotte M. Whitmore of Corning, Iowa.

 

Wichman, Ethel Sump, age 96, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2006 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Gary Jaeckle officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Friday, March 10, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the St. John Lutheran Church, or Noah's Ark Preschool, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com

Ethel Marie Carolina (Sump) Wichman was born May 23, 1909, in rural Page County, Iowa to John Herman George Sump and Mary Caroline Henrietta (Rurode) Sump. She attended country school. Ethel worked on the family farm until she married William Wichman January 31, 1935. They moved northwest of Clarinda and began farming and raised their family in the rural Clarinda area. In the early 1960's they moved into Clarinda.

Ethel was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa. She is currently a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa and through the years has been very active in church work. Ethel was an honorary member of the FFW (Friendly Farmers Wives) club. She was a very social person who enjoyed people. She was always very dedicated to children, very loving with children and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding Ethel in death were her parents; husband William Wichman (11/06/1968); brother and sister-in-law, Eldor and Anna Sump; brother-in-law, Mervil Sunderman. Survivors include her children: Glen Wichman and wife Carolyn of Clarinda, Iowa, Wesley Wichman and wife Gail of Clarinda, Iowa, Darrel Wichman and wife Jean of Clarinda, Iowa, Edith Rebhuhn and husband Lyle of Omaha, Nebraska; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; brother, Herbert Sump and wife Clara of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Mabel Sunderman of Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Wayne Sump and wife Elnora of Clarinda, Iowa.

 

Wilder, Martha C. Fine - Martha C. Fine daughter of Peter and Eliza Fine was born Jan 7, 1848 in Fountain County, Indiana and died at the home of her daughter Mrs Harry Northup of Lincoln, Nebraska Feb 6, 1931. At age 7 she moved with her parents to Taylor County, Iowa and Nov 18, 1886 she married Abijiah Wilder who preceded her in death ten years previously. To them were born 7 children. Three daughters living are Mrs G. H. (Lydia) Swaney of Pickering, Missouri, Mrs Alta Cussins of Shambaugh, Iowa, and Mrs Harry (Nora) Northup of Lincoln, Nebraska; also surviving Byron Estes of Graham, Missouri a boy whom they took at age three and gave a home. There are 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, 3 brothers. A member of the free Methodist church. Burial was in Shearer Cemetery.

 

Williams, Dewey Williams, age 73, of Anaheim, California, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, January 27, 2006, at the Anaheim Memorial Hospital, Anaheim, California.

Funeral services will be held 2:00p.m., Friday, February 3, 2006,at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the funeral home. Burial with military rites by the American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230 will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Nishna Productions, donor's choice or to the V.F.W or American Legion of Anaheim. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dewey Roger Williams was born July 21, 1932, in Douglas Township, Page County, Iowa to Edward and Edna Belle(Winter) Williams. He attended Clarinda High School. Dewey served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage February 8, 1953 to Patricia Watkins at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa.


She preceded him in death February 19, 2005. Dewey lived in Anaheim, California since 1979. He had worked at J.C. Penney, U-Haul, and Disneyland. He managed the V.F.W. in Anaheim. Dewey was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. in Anaheim. He enjoyed yard work and especially flowers. He enjoyed turtles and frogs as pets. His family was very important to him.

Preceding Dewey in death were his parents; brother, Wendell Williams; sister, Lois Boardman and sister, Dorothy Runyan.

Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Ellison and husband James of Columbia, South Carolina; daughter, Marvis Davenport of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Edward Williams of Shenandoah, Iowa; daughter, Cindy Shriver and husband Craig of Blue Springs, Missouri; grandchildren, Keah and Jordan Ellison, Shane Guyer, Keely Davenport, Bailee and Taylor Shriver; great grandchild, Lanie Williams; brother, Calvin Williams and wife Elnora of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Marian Kriessler of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister, Nola Bloomfield of Yorktown, Iowa and many friends.


Williams, Lyle Dale, age 81, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, November 3, 2005 at the Greater Community Hospital, Creston, Iowa.

Graveside services were held 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2005 at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. Visitation with the family was held 12:30 p.m. until service time at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lyle Dale Williams was born July 16, 1924 at Hepburn, Iowa to Walter E. Williams and Zoa Belle (Grimes) Williams. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Lyle was united in marriage April 3, 1950 to Edith Maxine Meyer at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa.

Lyle worked on road construction and was a finishing blade operator. Lyle enjoyed planting and growing flowers and feeding the birds with different types of bird feeders.

Preceding Lyle in death were his parents; wife, Edith (03/1957);infant daughter, Debra Kay Williams; brothers, Richard, Ernest, Harold and Stanley Williams; sisters, Gladys May and Dona Mae Gray.

Survivors include his son, Danny Williams and wife Norma of Clarinda, Iowa; grandson, Jay Williams of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; brothers, Charles Williams and wife Jeanne of Shenandoah, Iowa, Kenneth Williams and wife Violet of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Izola Williams of Pleasant Grove, Utah; sister-in-laws, Juanita Williams of Clarinda, Iowa, Joan Williams of Clarinda, Iowa, Lota Beery of Clarinda, Iowa; brother-in-law, Paul Gray of Clearfield, Iowa; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arnold and Ella Meyer of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Joyce Meyer of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Wilma Harms of Clarinda, Iowa; many nieces and nephews.


Williams, Patricia Ann Watkins, age 69, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2005, at her home in Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Monday, February 21, 2005, at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Clarinda Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held 7-8 p.m., Monday, February 21, 2005, at the funeral home. Burial was at the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Nishna Productions or to the Compassionate Care Hospice. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home as in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Ann Williams was born September 10, 1935, at Burlington Junction, Missouri, to James B. Watkins and Clara O'Dell (Britt) Watkins. Pat was a graduate of Clarinda High School, Clarinda, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Dewey Williams February 8, 1953 at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Pat worked at the Clarinda Regional Health Center as a Nurse Aide for eleven years. She then worked at NSK corporation and retired in 1985. Pat enjoyed sewing and being with the children and grandchildren.
Preceding Pat in death were her parents; brothers, Gail Watkins, Bernard Watkins, Harold Watkins. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Linn Ellison and husband James of Columbia, South Carolina; daughter, Marvis Jean Davenport of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Edward Roger Williams of Shenandoah, Iowa; daughter, Cindy Ann Shriver and husband Craig of Blue Springs, Missouri; grandchildren: Keely Davenport, Shane Guyer, Keah Ellison, Jordan Ellison, Taylor Shriver, Bailee Shriver and great grandchild Lanie-Elizabeth Williams.

 

Williams, Sherryl L. Stevenson, died peacefully at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames on March 7, 2006. There will be no funeral service. Memorials will be used to establish a scholarship in Sherryl's name at Villisca High School for students entering those professions dedicated to the care of others.

Sherryl was born on November 9, 1939, to Clifford and Della Stevenson of Humboldt, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University where she met Don Williams. They were married on December 17, 1960, and then went to farm in Villisca where they resided for many years. More recently, Sherryl and Don divided their time between homes in Villisca and Ames to enjoy their grandchildren and their many activities.

Sherryl is survived by husband Don; son Tom and family of Villisca (wife Cindy, daughters Michelle and Renee); daughter Cynthia Feller and family of Ames (husband John, children Andrew, Ben and Jessica); son Rod Getting and family of Lincoln, NE (wife Mary, sons Travis and Braden); sister Pam Evans and husband Paul (Lexington, KY); and brother Braden Stevenson and wife Nancy (Des Moines). She is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews stretching from Florida to California and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by infant grandson Kyle (Tom and Cindy) and both her parents.

Early in their marriage, Sherryl and Don were a shelter for many troubled foster children. She was good at welcoming them, making them feel safe and sending them on their way stronger than when they arrived. Sherryl was also a talented person as demonstrated by her hobbies of weaving and basket making, just to name a few. She leaves behind a group of fellow weavers known as the Wildwood Weavers who are very special and gave her many fond memories. Another important group in her life was her Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters. They have kept in touch for over 40 years, laughing and crying together.

Sherryl will be remembered for her willingness to help others, her great love of family and friends, and her strong determination. She was a treasured wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed by many.
Sherryl's family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Michael Guffy and his entire staff (McFarland Clinic in Ames) for their care and dedication.

 

Willison, William Franklin, 100, of Fullerton, a retired postal clerk, died Jan. 20, 2005, of natural causes. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Sunday, with services at 2 p.m. Monday at McAulay & Wallace Mortuary in Fullerton. Franklin lived on a farm 4 miles west of Clarinda till Franklin & Mary moved to California in 1956.
Survivors include: daughters, Joan Miller, Shirley Kerr; son, Frank; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Wilson, Jerry, age 72, of Carter Lake, Iowa, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2006, at
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark
officiating. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. with the family present
5-6, Monday, June 6, 2006.. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery, New
Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Boys & Girls Clubs
of Omaha. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of
arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at
www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.
 
  Jerry Lee Wilson was born   April 19, 1934, at Villisca, Iowa to Paul Wilson and Lara Jean (Carver)
  Wilson. Jerry was a graduate of Clarinda High School. He was united in
  marriage January 8, 1954, to Ruby R. Larson who preceded him in death
  January 6, 1999. Jerry was a Gold Card Cement Mason. He retired in 1997. Jerry was an avid fisherman.

Preceding Jerry in death were his parents; wife, Ruby; brother, Robert Wilson; sister, Marla Sims. Survivors include his daughters, Cathy Engle and husband Todd of Omaha, Nebraska and Kimberly Straw of Spencer, Iowa; grandchildren, Michaela Straw, Miranda Straw, Lauren Engle and Katherine Engle; brother, Ronald Wilson of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Janette Wilson of Clarinda, Iowa.

 

Winter, Betty Jo Cooper - Funeral services for Betty Winter, age 76 of Clarinda, Iowa, who died Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Leslie Traylor officiating. Visitation with the family was held Sunday, August 3, 2008, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Trinity Presbyterian Church, Nodaway Valley Historical Museum or to the Clarinda foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Betty Jo Winter was born January 8, 1932 in Maryville, Missouri, the daughter of Howard Cooper and Maisy (Walker) Cooper. He early years were spent in Clearfield, Iowa. She was a 1950 graduate of Clarinda High School and a 1952 graduate of Clarinda Junior College. She had a teaching certificate and taught for a short time in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Betty and Kenneth Winter were united in marriage December 16, 1951 at the Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with four children, Stephen, Carol, Mark and Christine. They raised their family in Clarinda and were very supportive of all of their children’s activities.
Betty worked as a nurse for Dr. Jensen for many years. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Betty enjoyed life and had many interests and activities. She was an active volunteer for the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum and the Clarinda Regional Health Center Auxiliary. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Clarinda Country Club. She enjoyed biking, traveling, golfing and camping with her family all over the country. Betty was interested in antiques and enjoyed oil painting. She also had an interest in the family genealogy and she recorded her findings for the family.
Betty taught her family to be thrifty; she was ecologically minded from an early age and was interested in organic activities and recycling long before it was the popular thing to do. Her family was very important to her and she loved her grandchildren and was always interested in their activities.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Carol Miller and husband Paul of Wyoming, Minnesota, Mark Winter and wife Maureen of Rochester, Minnesota, Christine Kinney and husband Dan of Johnston, Iowa; grandchildren, Owen, Ross, Hayley, Elijah, Samuel Miller and Luke, Zach, Samuel Kinney; sister, Shirley Gampper and husband Jim of Lenexa, Kansas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding Betty in death were her parents; husband, Kenneth Winter; son, Stephen Winter, brother, Howard Cooper, Jr.
Although Betty’s enthusiasm and humor 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.


Winter, Frances Mae Davis, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2005, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Mark Wright officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Presbyterian Church, American Diabetes Association or Clarinda Foundation. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Mae Winter was born November 30, 1919, at Harlan, Iowa, and adopted by Herbert Davis and Ethel (Troy) Davis in 1929. She was a graduate of Clarinda High School and received her B.S. from Northwest Teachers College, Maryville, Missouri. Frances was united in marriage July 26, 1951 at her parent's home, Clarinda, Iowa, to Douglas Winter. She was an Elementary School Teacher having taught in one room country school houses in Page County, Iowa. She also taught in Oregon, Missouri, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Michigan City, Illinois, Hannibal, Missouri, and retired from the Clarinda Community School in 1985 for a total of 36 years. Frances was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. She taught Sunday School, was a member of the Church Circles, served on the Session board, and the Women's Presbytery. She was also a member of the Page-Taylor Retired Teacher's Association and the Friendly Neighborhood Club. Frances was a pianist and violinist and loved music. She played with the Nodaway Valley Symphony and she also sang with the Farm Bureau Chorus. Frances also enjoyed gardening, flowers, and was an avid reader. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and was looking forward to her first great grandchild.
Preceding Frances in death were her parents; brothers, Bill Davis, Jim Chantry; sisters, Theo May Davis as an infant, Margaret Long and Glenda Lee Wolfe. Survivors include her husband Douglas of the home; daughters, Ellen F. Hunt of Grant City, Missouri, Eileen K. Beck and husband Dennis of Rifle, Colorado, Elaine Rae Mitchell and husband Vern of Parnell, Missouri; grandchildren, Jennifer Hunt, Kerri Simpson and husband Darren, Brandon Hunt, Sharon Hunt, Jonathon Mitchell and wife Jessica; sister, Doris Brown of Carroll, Iowa; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Chantry of Atlantic, Iowa; many nieces and nephews.

 

Wise, Kenneth Michael, age 57, of rural Villisca passed away on Wednesday evening, May 25, 2005 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born May 19, 1948 in Maryville, Missouri, the son of Ralph Shelby and Edna Mae (Abbey) Wise.
The majority of his childhood was spent on the family farm near Siam, Iowa, in Taylor County. Kenneth graduated from Bedford High School in 1966. He furthered his education at Iowa Western Community College and at Northwest Missouri State University.
He was married to Jacqueline Lynn Simmons, and they had a son, Michael Todd Wise. Kenneth started with the Red Oak Fire Department in October of 1970 and retired in September of 1985. During this time, he served in the capacity of Firefighter, 1st Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief and Fire Chief. He was last employed at the Clarinda Academy as a youth counselor.
On November 6, 1982, he was married to Diana Lynne Arthur in Red Oak, Iowa, and they resided outside of Villisca near Viking Lake. At this time, Kenneth became a father to David and Katina. His hobbies included hunting, his gun business, fishing and gardening.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Diana of the home; children, Mike Wise and his wife Diane of Red Oak, IA, David Stalder of Yorktown, IA, Katina Antonucci and her husband Glenn of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Chavis, Colby and Colin Wise, Netosha and Tory Stalder, Laura Brown and Emily Antonucci; brother, Philip Wise and his wife Chris of Keokuk, IA; nephew, Todd Wise of Keokuk, IA; father-in-law and mother-in law, Arnold Sump and Dorothy Arthur of Clarinda, IA, along with other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held Saturday, May 28, 2005 at First United Methodist Church in Red Oak with Rev Nancy Schultz officiating. Burial at Summit Cemetery, Yorktown, Ia. A memorial fund is being established in Kenneth's name. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda is in charge of arrangements.

 

Woldruff, Clarence Glen "Skinny" - Clarence Glen "Skinny" Woldruff, 87, of Hopkins, died June 29, 1985 at his home. Funeral services were held July 2, at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev Marc Hibbard and Rev Jon Spalding officiating. Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

Masonic services were conducted by Plumb Lodge #285 of Siam on July 1.

Mr Woldruff was born Nov 16, 1897 at Braddyville, the son of James and Amanda Fine Woldruff. On Nov 26, 1924, he was married to Edna May Morehouse in Maryville.

He was a member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church of Hopkins, a 60-year member of the Plumb Masonic Lodge #285 in Siam; the Hopkins Order of Eastern Star #401, the Hopkins Lions Club and the Maryville Elks Club. He was co-owner of the Woldruff-Allison Ford dealership in Hopkins from 1956-73 and had worked at the garage for many years beforehand.

He is survived by his wife, Edna of the home; three daughters, Mrs Robert (Virginia) Gill of Lawson, Mo, Mrs Chester (Norma) Robison of Lakewood, Co, and Mrs William (Carole) Spalding of Hopkins; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and Marvin Woldruff, both of Clarinda; and two sisters, Vera Clayton of New Market and Lois Orme of Hopkins.

The Swanson-Price Funeral Home in Hopkins was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Glen Woldruff Scholarship for Seminaries.

Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 4, 1985

 

Woldruff, Darleen, age 86, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Monday, October 17, 2005, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2005,at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Mark Woldruff and Reverend Walden Paige officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery, near Braddyville, Iowa. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Darleen Woldruff was the daughter of the late Orie and Oneita (Brown) Woldruff. She was born May 29, 1919 near Braddyville, Iowa. She was a life long resident of Page/Taylor counties. She grew up on the farm and after graduating from Braddyville High School, she became a nanny and housekeeper. She took care of mothers of newborn babies and helped care for children of other families. As a young lady, Darleen joined the Methodist Church at Siam, Iowa, which is now closed. She went to church as often as she could when able. She enjoyed watching television; Lawrence Welk, doing crossword puzzles, playing cards, reading, hand work and sewing when able.

Foster Manor was her home for twenty years and she made many special friends there that she enjoyed. In 2004 after an illness she went to Goldenrod Manor and made many more special friends.

Preceding Darleen in death were her parents and brother-in-law, Charles Noble.

Survivors include sisters, Leona Oxley and husband Lloyd of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Marilyn Noble of Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Robert Woldruff and wife Wanda of Bedford, Iowa; six nephews; five nieces; aunts, Lois Orme of Maryville, Missouri, Amie Bast of Grant City, Missouri; uncle, Marvin Woldruff and wife Ethel of Clarinda, Iowa; special cousin Gloria Howell of San Jacinto, California.

She was a loving sister and will be missed by all.

Wood, Norman Lee
Norman (Norm) Wood, age 48, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Saturday evening, April 23, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the funeral home. Graveside services and burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton, Missouri. Visitation prior to the graveside will be 2:30 -3:30 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton, Missouri. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Norman Lee Wood was born October 10, 1956, at Trenton, Missouri, to John Wood and Betty (Stephens) Wood. Norm was a 1974 graduate of Trenton High School and also attended college. Norm was united in marriage January 18, 1975 at Trenton, Missouri to Teresa McNabb. Norm began working at Easters in Trenton, Missouri when he was in high school and continued with Easters when they moved to Clarinda in October 1979. He was currently the assistant manager of Easter's True Value, Clarinda, Iowa and manager of the hardware department. Norm had a special love for his work. He had many interests including Nascar racing, fishing, all sports and especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. Family was very important to Norm.
Preceding Norm in death were his grandparents. Survivors include his wife Teresa Wood of Clarinda, Iowa; sons: Dan Wood and wife Angie of Waukee, Iowa and Michael Wood and his fiancé Crystal of Winterset, Iowa; grandchildren: Haley Wood and Audrey Wood; brother, Gary Wood of Denver, Colorado; brother, David Wood of Phoenix, Arizona; sister, Sondra Barnes of Trenton, Missouri; parents, John and Betty Wood of Trenton, Missouri; parents-in-law, Jack and Bonnie McNabb; brother-in-law, Dale McNabb and wife Julie of Trenton, Missouri and their children Maggie and Max; other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Woodmansee, Thos. an old resident of College Springs, died Monday, aged 75 years. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 23, 1906

 

Woodward, Mrs John – R.T. Johnson and family of Taylor county were in the city Monday. Their mission over here was a sad one, that of bringing the remains of Mrs John Woodward, mother of Mrs Johnson, over for burial beside her husband at the Summit church cemetery. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home of Jas Woodward two miles northwest of the city. The old lady resided in this county many years, out near Yorktown, and had admiring friends to the number of acquaintances. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa Sep 28, 1905

 

Wright, Eliza C. – Mrs Eliza C. Wright died Sunday at the home of her son, G.E. Clark, southwest of the city aged 87 years, 2 months and 23 days. The funeral was held Monday at the home at 2 pm., and the remains shipped to Shenandoah for interment. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 18, 1909

 

White, Janet Anabelle Smith - Funeral services for Anabelle White, age 90, of Villisca, Iowa, who entered into peace Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa were held Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa with Pastor Gordon Scott officiating.

Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 at the church. Burial was in the Villisca Cemetery, Villisca, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Villisca Methodist Church Organ Fund or to the UMW of Villisca. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Janet Anabelle White was born April 28, 1919, in Mahaska County, Iowa to Charles Mortimer (Mort) Smith and Helene Bell (Hedge) Smith. She grew up in the Oskaloosa area with three brothers and two sisters.

Anabelle graduated in 1937 from Oskaloosa High School and furthered her education with nursing and business training. She was united in marriage March 15, 1941, to Ora Willard White at Rose Hill, Iowa. They were blessed with one daughter, Doris.

Anabelle and Willard moved to their present home south of Villisca in 1941 and began farming. Anabelle was actively involved in the farming operation and the Iowa Angus Auxiliary and also was an officer of the National Angus Auxiliary. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church, Villisca; serving as organist for many years, was a Sunday School Teacher and an active member of the United Methodist Women organization.

Anabelle was also a 4-H leader and member of Farm Bureau. Anabelle had many interests and activities; she enjoyed her music, playing for many funeral and weddings through the years, sewing, reading, gardening and traveling.

Preceding Anabelle in death were her parents; husband, Willard (3/1/1996); brothers, Edgar C. Smith, Wilbur I. Smith; sisters, Martha Jane Lynn, Louise Smith; granddaughter-in-law, Merry Dick; great-grandson, Elias Dick.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Doris Dick and husband Ramon of Villisca, Iowa; grandsons, Edouard Leighten-Dick and wife Heather of Amana, Iowa and Aaron Dick and wife Ann of Maplewood, Minn.; great-granddaughter, Eva Leighton-Dick; great-grandsons, Kiefer and Ellis Dick; brother, Charles M. Smith and wife Martha of Alexandria, Va.; brother-in-law, Robert Lynn and wife Sue of Oskaloosa, Iowa; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

Anabelle will be greatly missed by her family and friends; her love and inspiration will live on through her family. May God grant comfort and peace to those that mourn her passing.

 

Wymore, Laura Janette Davison - Laura Janette Wymore was born December 1, 1953 in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth Clair and Beverly Jean (Pratt) Davison. She passed away on Sunday evening, Feb. 7, 2010 at her home in Clarinda, Iowa at the age of 56 years, 2 months and 6 days.

Laura grew up south of Clarinda and graduated from South Page High School with the class of 1972. She later attended Iowa Western Community College for two years. On July 10, 1976, she was united in marriage to Walter Wymore in Elmo, Mo. This union was blessed with one son, Kenneth Robert.

Laura worked various jobs. She was the librarian at the public library in Weston, Mo., for many years. After returning to Clarinda, she worked in the dietary department at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab Center. After her stroke, Laura enjoyed volunteering around Clarinda, especially at the Hope Center.

Laura had a love for reading. She collected books and had many first edition copies that were autographed by the authors. She loved history and visiting museums. She also had a love for music, shopping, the outdoors and animals. But the true love of her life was her family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Davison.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Robert Wymore and his wife Marie of Kansas City, Mo.; her mother, Beverly Davison of Clarinda, Iowa; a sister, Rita Davison of Dubuque, Iowa; two brothers, Darren Ray Davison of Clarinda, Iowa, Kenneth Dale Davison and his wife Gwen of Independence, Mo.; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at the Hillside Missionary Church in Clarinda with Pastor Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville, Iowa. Visitation with the family present was held on Friday evening, February 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hillside Missionary Church in Clarinda.

Memorial contributions were suggested to the Laura Wymore Memorial Fund. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to www.kirschfuneral.com. The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah in charge of arrangements.