Page County, Iowa Obituaries [page 1]
from: Jerry Hamm -

Kenneth Clair Davison

Kenneth Clair Davison, age 74, of rural Clarinda was born Feb. 16, 1930 on the family farm Northeast of Braddyville, Iowa.  The fourth child of Homer and Maggie Davison, he entered into rest on Friday, March 5, 2004 at the Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda, Iowa after a very short illness.

Kenny grew up on the family farm and had a very happy carefree childhood with a loving family.  He loved to hunt and fish and would walk long distances to do so.  He attended Star Grade School and then stayed at home for two years to help with the farm work while his 2 older brothers were in the service in WW II.  He then returned to school at Braddyville and graduated high school in 1950.  In March of 1950 he met Beverly Pratt and they started dating.  Then, in November 1950 they became engaged.

In March of 1951 Kenny was inducted into the Army and had basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas.  In August of 1951 he was shipped to Korea where he served for 22 months.  He was around Kum Wa much of the time and the big hill 1062 or as they called it “Old Smokey” and was in the Punch Bowel.  He drove a jeep pulling a 81# motor shells.  On one occasion he drove a general to the front line for a conference.  While the men of the company were in a circle having their meeting a motor shell dropped in the center of the circle.  Several men were killed and many were injured, including Kenny.  For this he received the Purple Heart and was shipped state side to served the remainder of his time.  He made many good friends while in the service and has enjoyed so much attending his army reunions and sharing memories.

Kenneth return to the state in June of 1952 and July 6 he was united in marriage to Beverly Pratt at the home of her parents.  Making the start of a long happy union.

He leaves to mourn him his wife, Beverly, daughters Laura Wymore and Rita Davison of Clarinda.  Son Darren Ray Davison and wife Emily of rural Clarinda, son Kenneth Dale and wife LaVonn of Kansas City and six grandchildren.  Brothers Irvin Davison and wife Virginia, Arnold Davison and wife Virginia, Arnold and wife Leona all of Braddyville, Iowa.  Sister Edna Ruth Thompson of Hopkins and brother Gary Davison and wife Phyllis of Braddyville.  Aunt Dorothy Davison and mother-in-law Ruth Pratt of Clarinda.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Maggie Davison, father-in-law Dwight Pratt, brother-in-law Jean Thompson, sister-in-law Nancy Kirsch and numerous aunts and uncles.  He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Tuesday March 9 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda with Rev Walden Piage officiating.  Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville.  A memorial  fund is being established.  Eickemeyer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

C. W. Day Dies; Funeral To Be This Afternoon

C. W. Day of Clarinda, formerly a resident of Villisca and vicinity, died at 7 am Tuesday, march 18, 1941 at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, his death resulting from pneumonia and heart trouble.  He was taken to the hospital Friday.

He was 64 years old and lived in the Villisca vicinity 49 years.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Velma Piper of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; three sons, Claude of Clarinda; Russell of Omaha, and Lisle of Texas; two brothers T. E. Day of Villisca and S. C. Day of Lincoln, Nebraska; and three sisters Mrs. Iva Wilson, Mrs. Eva Penwell and Mrs. Jennie Brown of Villisca.  His wife preceded him in death in 1929.

Funeral services will be held today at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda, and burial will be in the Villisca Cemetery.

Douthit had been married to Cramer

J. Warren Douthit, 75, of Medford, Oregon, died February 15, 1988.  Formerly he had been in business in Clarinda with his brother Harold at Weils Clothing Store and had been married to Anne Cramer, who preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held this Thursday at the Siskiyou Mortuary in Medford, after he died at the Siskiyou Nursing Home , also in Medford.

His current wife, Ruth, lives at 3312 Green Acres Drive, Central Point, Oregon 97502.


Last rites Monday for Ona Denney, 81

Funeral Services were conducted here this Monday for Mrs. Ona Harris Denney, 81, who died Friday at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past three weeks.  She was the widow of the lat J W Denney, who died January of 1959. 

Mrs. Denney was born on July 5, 1879, in Taylor County, Iowa, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris.  Before moving to Clarinda the family home had been at New Market, Shambaugh, and coin.  Mrs. Denney was a member of the Clarinda Methodist Church.

The funeral service was held at the Williams-Foster Mortuary, the Rev Clarence Moore officiating.  Interment was in Old Memory Cemetery.  The pallbearers were Oliver Gregory, Clarence Carr, Ralph Baylis, Floyd Clayton, Glen Taylor, and Roy Johnson.  The flowers were cared for my Mrs. Oliver Gregory and Mrs. Clarence Carr. 

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jenna Martin of Carroll, Iowa, and three brothers Eldon Harris of New Market, Orin Harris of Rialto, California, and Herschel Harris of Zepher Hills, Florida.

Mrs. Lizzie Olenius

Funeral services will be held here this Thursday at 2 pm at the Wolfe funeral home for Mrs. Lizzie Olenius, 84, who died Tuesday, September 18 at her home at 101 West Third Street, Villisca.  The funeral sermon will be by the Rev. Paul C Ellis and interment will be in the Villisca cemetery.

Lizzy Hardyman, daughter of Levi and Matilda Hardyman was born in Cambridge, Illinois, June 11, 1872 and was 84 years, 3 months, and 7 days old at her death.

She grew to womanhood in the Cambridge vicinity.  On September 4, 1895, she was united in marriage to Peter Olaf Olenuis, also of Cambridge.

In the Spring of 1902, they moved to their farm near Essex, Iowa, where they resided until 1915 when they came to live near Villisca.  In 1924 they moved to their home on West Third Street in Villisca where both spent their remaining years.  Mr. Olenius preceded his wife in death July 29, 1950.

They were the parents of nine children, eight of whom survive.  They are Brian, Omaha, James, Villisca, Chester, Clarinda, Lloyd, Stanton, Bessie Warne, Villisca, Laura Kunkel, Walnut Creek, California, Irene, Villisca, and Gladys, Pittsburg, California.  One son, Reuben, preceded his parents in death, September 8, 1924, at the age of 16 years.

Mrs. Olenius leaves also 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Methodist Church of Villisca and attended faithfully as long as her health permitted.

Lloyd H Olenius

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, 1987, at 2 pm at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton for Lloyd H. Olenius.  The Reverend Eric Kutzli officiated. 

Burial was in the Mamre Cemetery, Stanton, Iowa.

Lloyd H. Olenius, 85, was born January 26, 1902, in Cambridge, Illinois, to peter and Lizzie Olenius and passes away June 7, 1987, at the University Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.

Lloyd was married to Ruby Anderson on August 15, 1937, in Stanton, Iowa.  He lived and farmed most of his life in the Stanton Community.  He retired and moved into Stanton in 1975.  He was a member of the Mamrelund Lutheran Church and was a member of the Stanton Senior Citizens Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, in November of 1984.

Survivors include two sons, Richard, Audubon, Iowa, and Curtis, St. James, Minnesota; two daughters Mrs. Marlene Kennon, Stanton, and Mrs. Sheryl Brown, Littleton, Colorado; ten grandchildren; one brother, James Olenius, Villisca; two sisters, Bessie Warne and Laura Kunkle, both of Pittsburg, California.

Mrs. Ellis Maxwell burial at Shearer

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellis (Lepha) Maxwell, 65 who died Tuesday afternoon, July 7, 1964, at the Clarinda Municipal hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage.

She was the daughter of the late Ellis and Abigal Davis Hamm, born in same vicinity north of Braddyville where she lived her entire life.  She is survived by her husband and five children:  Mrs. Charles (Lorena) Wehrkamp, Clarinda; Harold Gwyneth Maxwell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lowell Francis Maxwell and Darwin Ellison Maxwell, Braddyville; and Wendell Forrest Maxwell, Shenandoah.  Her brothers are Irvin Hamm and L D (Jim) Hamm, and sister, Mrs. Mabel Dalymple of Clarinda. 

The memorial service will at Walker Funeral Home at 2 pm Saturday in charge of the Rev Sherman Mills of Shambaugh.  Organist will be Mrs. C. Bruce Grossman.  Casket bearers  are to be her four sons, her son-in-law, Charles Wehrkamp, and grandson, Eugene Wehrkamp.  The Rev Sherman Mills will conduct the service. 

Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery east of Braddyville.

Ralph Lane Davison

Ralph Lane Davison, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Lawrence Davison, was born January 17, 1906.  He was a puny child and had been all of his lifetime the prey of disease.  All the parental anxiety could suggest or medical skill attempt, proved powerless to prolong his stay and on Saturday, September 1, at 8:50 am he passed through the Beautiful Gate into the larger life.   Funeral services were held at the family residence six miles southeast of Clarinda on Sunday at 2 pm conducted by Will O Hutching, at whose invitation Captain R. O. O’Brien assisted.  The singing was congregational and these long favorites, “I needed Thee Every Hour,”  “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” and “Nearer My God To Thee,” which for generations have brought comfort and consolation to world-weary fathers and tear-blinded mothers, never before seemed as helpful and hopeful as they did that day.  At the close Will Bagnall sang with tender, sympathetic and magnificent voice that beautiful solo: “Some Sweet Day.”  Interment took place in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mrs. Louesa N Dalrymple

Up and around the house the day that she died, Mrs. Louesa N Dalrymple , wife of Winslow Dalrymple passed away, suddenly of leakage of the heart, Sunday, October 24, 1915m at the Dalrymple family home on East Garfield Street, Clarinda.  She had been in feeble health, but was so well, notwithstanding, that her demise was a severe shock t her household.  Mrs. Dalrymple’s maiden name was Hunter.  She was born in New York State, February 14, 1840, was married to Winslow Dalrymple, at Oswego New York, march 24, 1840.  She and her husband moved to Hardin County, Iowa few years later and forty-fives ago came to Page County, where they have since lived.  They first located on a farm about twelve miles west of Clarinda, but soon moved to this city.

The surviving husband is in poor health at 88 years of age, not having had good health since he sustained a sunstroke seven years ago.  Five children were born to them, one dying in infancy, and two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Cavender and Mrs. Thomas Hazelton, also preceded the mother in death.  The husband and two children survive—Mrs. Dollie Woodruff and William H Dalrymple—also a step-daughter, Mrs. Flora Johnson, all of Clarinda.  A brother who lives in Kinzua, Pennsylvania, buy who was in too poor health to attend the funeral, is also a survivor.  There are ten grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.  When a young woman, Mrs. Dalrymple united with the Methodist Episcopal church, but on moving west did not transfer her membership. 

Funeral services were held at the residence in Clarinda, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev A. S. Woodard, pastor of the Methodist Church.  Interment was in the Clarinda Cemetery.  The floral tributes of friends at the funeral were numerous and beautiful.

Lowell Leroy Adkins

Lowell Leroy Adkins was born August 18, 1910, south of Elmo, Missouri.  His parents were the late mark M. Adkins and Ada Adkins, who survive him.  He grove to young manhood in his parental home.

Lowell was married to miss Evelyn Twaddle of college Springs, Iowa, June 25, 1934, to which union one son was born.  He departed this life June 19, 1948, at the Immanuel Lutheran hospital, Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 37 years and 10 months.  He had been a patient in the Omaha hospital for three weeks and previously had been in the Municipal hospital, Clarinda, Iowa for two weeks.

Mr. Adkins was converted to the Christian religion at an early age at the Bethel Baptist church near Elmo, Missouri.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No 442, Burlington Junction, Missouri, and the Clarinda (Iowa) Chapter No 29, Royal Arch Masons.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Adkins, their son, Lowell Lanny Adkins, his mother, Mrs. Ada Adkins; one brother, Willys Adkins; an aunt. Miss Cleda Brush; and a host of relatives and friends.

The funeral services were held from the mother’s home at Burlington Junction in the Methodist Church at 2 o’clock, Monday, June 21, 1948, with Rev J Wesley Miller officiating, assisted by the Burlington Lodge NO 442, A F and AM.

Three beautiful vocal numbers were rendered by a soloist and quartet.  Maynard Burch, assisted by Mrs. Burch, sang, “Sunrise Tomorrow.” “Beautiful Land’ and “Crossing the Bar.” were sung by a quartet composed of Paul Stickelman, Elmer Schiles, Mose Burch, and Max Garrett, with Mrs. Paul Stickelman at the piano.  Mrs. Stickelman also played the processional and the recessional.  All were from Braddyville.  Twelve flower girls were heavily loaded with all manner of floral pieces which speaks a mute tribute to the deceased. 

The internment was in the Possum Walk Cemetery near Elmo and was in charge of the Masonic fraternity.

.Lucinda Woodyard

Lucinda Isador Woodyard, wife of Arthur J Woodyard, was born November 14, 1876, to William J and Catherine Anderson near Norwich, Iowa.

She passed away September 8, 1944, at the Clarinda Municipal hospital after an illness of a year and a half at the age of 67 years.

In young womanhood, she joined the Presbyterian Church of which she was always a faithful member.

She lived all her life in Page and Taylor counties.  She was united to Arthur J Woodyard on March 5, 1902.  To them were born five daughters of whom four survive.  They are Mrs. Katherine Billings and Mrs. Ruth Mattson of Des Moines, Mrs. Pearl Hamm and Mrs. Hazel kite of Clarinda.  A daughter, Margaret, preceded her in passing on May 8, 1924. 

Mrs. Woodyard is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hoffman of Clarinda and Mrs. George Hutt of Cascade, Montana; three brothers John Oscar and Mont Anderson of Clarinda and James R Anderson of Fresno, California; four grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held September 11 at 2 pm at Walker funeral home.

August Henneman

[Special Correspondence of the Journal] – August Henneman was born in Hanover, Germany, March 6, 1840 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Lewis Calhoon in Page County, Iowa, August 5, 1912, aged 72 years, 4 months, and 2 days.  His parents died when he was about seven years of age.  At the age of 18 he crossed over from his native country to America, making his home for a time in the state of Indiana, near Seymour, Jackson County.  Here in the year 1869, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Neiweda.  Soon after their marriage they came to Iowa settling on a farm in the North part of Page County. 

To this union were born ten children, eight of whom are living:  Mrs. Lewis Calhoon and Mrs. H. F. Otte living in Page County; Mrs. D. M. Beery and Mrs. J. F. Whitlock of Meridian Idaho; Alfred of Chamberlain, South Dakota; Otto and Walter of Presbo South Dakota; Mrs. Phillip Forest of Woodsocket, South Dakota.  His companion departed this life in April, 1892.

He was a member of the German Lutheran church in Germany and united with the church of the same faith after coming to Iowa.  About fifteen years ago he was baptized and fellowshipped with the Church of God at Shambaugh.  Brother Henneman enjoyed the religion of his Christ and was faithful to Him until the last expressing a readiness to go and be with him.

He leaves a brother and two sisters in Germany and one brother living near Yorktown; eight children; fourteen grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn their loss.   The funeral services were held at the Church of God in Shambaugh, Aug 8 at 11 am conducted by his pastor, Rev F H Hamlin of the Mennonite church.  The interment was in the Clarinda Cemetery. [paper unknown]

August Henneman died August 5, at the home of his daughther, Mrs. Lewis Calhoon, near Shambaugh, aged 72 years, 4 months and 29 days. The funeral was held Aug  6 at 11 a. m. from the Church of God, in Shambaugh. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 15, 1912

Orval Cabbage was a farmer

Funeral services for Orval Bruce Cabbage, 82, will be 1:30 pm on Friday Aug 22, 1986 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev Jon Palmquist and Rev Tom Eggold officiating.

The son of Edward Otis and Edna Hilton cabbage, he was born August 1, 1904 in Sioux County, Iowa and died on August 19, 1986 at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda where he had been a resident for the past five years.

Mr. Cabbage had been a farmer.

Survivors include five children, Mrs. Carol Janice Thornburg of Jackson, Mississippi, Thaine Mason Cabbage of Clarinda, Don Edward Cabbage of Downers Grover, Illinois, Keith Martin Cabbage of Bridgewater, Iowa, and Mrs. Jim (Janet Sue) McClarnon of Carl Junction, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, a brother Melvin Cabbage of Clarinda, and one sister, Millicent Guthrie of Clarinda.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Netha Mason.

Burial will be in the Memory Cemetery at New Market.

Memorials may be directed to the Diabetes Foundation.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin Cabbage died suddenly at farm

Mr. Melvin L. Cabbage died suddenly the morning of August 29, 1986 at his farm south of Clarinda.

He was born August 15, 1917, in Page County, Iowa, the son of Edward Otis and Edna Rachael (Hilton) Cabbage. 

He was married to Pauline Runyan on December 26, 1938.

Mr. Cabbage had been a farmer and member of the Siam Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.  He was also a member of the Plainsman Choir.

Mr. and Mrs. Cabbage had moved to Clarinda, but he had continued to be active on his farm.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lynn (Phyllis) Miles and Mrs. Steve (Beth) Gregory, both of Clarinda.  There are two grandsons and two granddaughters, Mrs. Millicent Guthrie of Clarinda was a sister.

He was preceded in death by parents, one brother, one sister and an infant daughter.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Shambaugh Church of God of which he was a longtime member, with Rev Ray Draper officiating. 

Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery, with Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Shambaugh Church of God or the Diabetes Association.


Mrs. Louis Calhoon

Emilia Henneman, daughter of August Henneman was born near Clarinda, Iowa, on May 22, 1881, and passed away November 20, 1927, at the age of 56 years, 5 months, and 28 days.

She was married to Lewis Calhoon December 10, 1889, who survives his beloved wife.  To this union were born four children, all of who are living—Mrs. Esta Loughrey of Shenandoah, Elvin Calhoon of Stuart, Iowa, Roy and Clark Calhoon both of Lincoln Nebraska, two grandsons, Robert and Leland Loughrey.

Besides the husband, one daughter and three sons, she leaves four sisters and three brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death.  Brothers and sisters are Mrs. Anna Whitlock of Modesto, California, Mrs. Lena Forst of Woonsocket, South Dakota, Mrs. Ida Beery of Meridian Idaho, Mrs. Herman Otte of Clarinda, Iowa, Otto Henneman of Evansville, Minnesota, Alfred and Walter Henneman of Presho, South Dakota.

Mrs. Beery, Mrs. Otte and brothers, Otto and Alfred have been with her during the last ten days of her illness.  Alfred returning to his home a few days ago.

Mrs. And Mrs. Calhoon have always lived in Shambaugh, Iowa with the exception of the last five years.  Mrs. Calhoon was a member of the Methodist church here.  She was also a member of Rebekah and Royal Neighbors Lodge and WRC.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church in Shenandoah, Rev L P Goodwin in charge, with interment in the Clarinda Cemetery.  The pallbearers were Ross Calhoon, Harry Calhoon, Harve Brown, Ray Beery, Earl Beery and Leonard Calhoon.

Mrs. Cabbage moved from Shambaugh

Mrs. Edna Cabbage, 81, widow of the late Ed Cabbage, died at the Clarinda Municipal hospital at 6:30 pm Saturday, after being hospitalized for four days.  She was a native Iowan, born in Haywarden, and lived most of her married lifetime in and around Shambaugh.  After the death of her husband in 1963, she moved to Clarinda where her home has been at 409 S 14th Street for almost five years.

She is survived by her four children, Orval Cabbage of Essex, Mrs. Paul (Netha) Cabbage and Melvin Cabbage, both of Clarinda, and Mrs. Ed (Millicent) Guthrie of Shenandoah; a brother Ray Hilton of Winner, South Dakota; and two sisters, Laura Hunsaker of Winner and Pearl McKean of Hamburg.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 pm Tuesday wit Rev Clem Keyes in charge.  Soloist will be Mrs. Willard (Garland) Andrew, and the organist Miss Altha, L Hutchings.  Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mary I Cabbage

Mary I Cabbage, daughter of Garret and Rachel Miller, was born in Guthrie County, Iowa, July 16, 1863.  She was united in marriage to J W Cabbage February 22, 1880 and to this union seven children were born:  Ollie Woodruff, Edward Cabbage, Tana Weaver, Elva Moger, Grace Ropp, Leroy Cabbage and Zola Beery.

At the age of fourteen, she was converted and united with the Church of God at Glendon, Iowa, and in the fall of 1919 she transferred her membership to Church of God at Shambaugh were she since has been a faithful member.

Her husband and all her children were at her bedside when she passed away Friday morning, October 27, 1944, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Mrs. And Mrs. Leroy Ropp.  Besides her husband , she leaves seven children and their companions, 24 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, 3 sisters and 1 brother, besides other relatives and host of friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 29, at the Church of God in Shambaugh.  Rev Tipsword, assisted by Mrs. Fessler, was in charge of the services, Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

John R Cagley

John R Cagley passed away at the family home on West State on Monday, October 5, 1936.  Though in frail health for several years, the immediate cause of death was an accident suffered this afternoon while pursuing his daily routine of life.

He was born September 6th, 1863 in Breemer County Iowa, the fourth of seven children of George and Angeline Titus Cagley.  When he was two years the family came to Page County and with the exception of a residence for ten years in Nebraska and six years in Illinois, his entire life has been split in this vicinity.

He was married December 26th 1889 at Holrege, Nebraska to Miss Anna Swickard, who survived him.  They were the parents of two sons:  Lee Merrill, who passed away January 23, 1925, and LeClare who also survives him.

Other members of the immediate family surviving are the widow, Frances Finley Cagley, and four daughters Ruth, Marjory, Florence, and Dorothy and one son, Merrell Lee of Lee Cagley and one brother William Cagley on Wall Street.

The last rites were held Wednesday afternoon, October 7th, at 2:30 in the Walker funeral Home.  Interment will be in the family lot in Clarinda.

Mrs. Cagley

Anna Levina (Kittie) Cagley, one of seven children, was born January 19, 1868 in Altoona, Illinois, the daughter of Noah and Mary Jane Swickard.

Her childhood was spent in and near Victoria, Illinois.  Her parents later moved to Frontier county, Nebraska, where she became a school teacher.  She was married to John Rowan Cagley December 26, 1899.  Two sons were born to this union:  Lee Merrill and Clare.  All three have preceded her in death.

In 1902, Kittie moved to Clarinda with her family where her husband engaged in farming.  She took an active part in Rose Hill Community Church.

Her survivors are a sister:  Mrs. Lana Becker, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frances Cagley; five grandchildren, Mrs. Ruth Munson, San Antonio, Texas; Merrill Lee Cagley, Clarinda, Mrs. Marjorie Miller, Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs. Charles Akens and Mrs. Max Kennedy, both of Grand Junction Colorado; a daughter-in-law Mrs. Bess Cagley of Niles, California, eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral services was held at the Foster-Harmon-Williams Mortuary at 2 pm on Thursday, December 19, 1957.  The Rev J D Almes officiated.  Mrs. R W Huddle was the organist.  Bearers were George Gerberding, Wayne Otte, Bruce Otte, William Geer, Charles Geer, and Lyle Eden.  Interment was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mrs. Martha Johnson Cade of Atchison, Kansas

Mrs. Martha Ellen Cade, of Atchison, Kansas, a former Clarinda, resident died Saturday, April 4, at the Atchison Kansas Hospital.  She was born April 27, 1906, in Clearmont, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer Andrew and Letha Maude Davison Johnson.  She attended elementary schools in College springs, Iowa, and the College Springs High School.  She married John W. Cade on November 9, 1924 in Clarinda, Iowa.  Mr. Cade preceded her in death on May 30, 1964.  Mrs. Cade moved to Atchison, Kansas, following the death of her husband.  While in Clarinda she was employed at Graham’s Department Store. 

Survivors include 3 daughter:  Letha E Campbell, Atchison, Kansas, Anna Potter, Kansas City, Missouri, and Mary Lou Flippin, climax Springs, Missouri; two sons, Billie Cade, Fall Brook, California, and Joe E. Cade, Hampton, Virginia; two brothers: Delmer Johnson, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Birt Johnson, Council Bluffs, Iowa; 19 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren; 37 great Grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband; daughter Jean Randle, brother Samuel and Lester Johnson, and sisters Zora Orme and Margaret McKinley.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 7, at Walker Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Dave Culver officiating.  Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery.

Mary Brummett’s Mother

Maude Fewson died Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Fewson, 88, of Clarinda will be at 2 pm, Wednesday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church with Rev Ron Swedberg officiating.

Mrs. Fewson died this Monday morning at Municipal Hospital following a long illness.

She was born August 11. 1890, near Weston, Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Anna Miller Calbert.  She was married to P. A. Fewson who preceded her in death in 1964.  Mrs. Fewson’s home was at 208 West Grant.

She was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include four children:  George C Fewson, Duluth, Minnesota, Elton M Fewson, Santa Barbara, California; Mrs. Harland (Marjorie) Prather, and Mrs. John R (Mary) Brummett of Clarinda.  There are 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and two children, Robert V Fewson and a daughter Bethel Ann Fewson, who died in infancy.

Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery with Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in charge. 

Allen McClarnon

Allen McClarnon for seventy years a resident of the vicinity west of Shambaugh died at his home there, at 4:30 o’clock Sabbath afternoon of this week.  He had been in ill health since last December.

He was born in Antrim, Bellamy, Ireland, in January 1842 and died at his home near Shambaugh, Iowa, March 25, 1928, aged 86 years.

When a boy of 16, he came to this country with his parents and settled in Page county where he has made his home ever since.  At the beginning of the Civil Way in 1861, he enlisted in Company C, the fifth regiment of the Iowa Cavalry of Volunteers, and was in active service three years and eight months, which included a nine months term in Andersonville Prison with 30,000 other northern men.  He was honorably discharged on the 5th day of June 1865, at Clinton, Iowa.

In 1867 he was united in marriage to Mary A. Reid, the loving wife who survives him, as do nine children, twenty-one grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  The children are Sadie Sloan of Albion, Nebraska; Jennie Huddle of St. Joseph, Missouri; Anna and George of Clarinda, Bessie McCurdy of Braddyville; Scott and Harry of Shambaugh; and Dave and Ren living at home.  Two children died in infancy. 

He was united with the United Presbyterian Church of College Springs, Iowa in 1874, and was a faithful member until his death.

He was of a quiet disposition, a great home lover, a loving husband and devote father; always thinking of others’ comfort and happiness instead of his own, even in his very last hours of suffering.

The funeral services were held at the home March 27, 1928 at 2 pm conducted Rev W. A. Pollack of the Untied Presbyterian church of College Springs.  Music was furnished by a mixed quartet from the college Springs church.  The pallbearers were sons Scott, Harry, Dave, Ren, and sons-in-law O. H. McCurdy, and Frank Sloane. Interment was in the family lot in Clarinda Cemetery.

L R McClarnon died from heart ailment

Braddyville (Special) – Lewis Robert McClarnon, 84, who would have celebrated the 65th wedding anniversary with his wife in June, died at the Municipal hospital Sunday at 8 pm.  He had been at the hospital since Thursday after a heart attack.

The funeral plans have set services starting at 2 pm Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home with D L Roberts in charge.  Organist will be Aletha Hutchings.  His grandchildren will serve as casket bearers.  Burial is to be at the Braddyville Cemetery.

Mr. McClarnon was born in Shambaugh and lived his entire lifetime in this area, living on the same farm east of Braddyville for the past 65 years.  He was know as a breeder of fine Poland China hogs for 70 years, and had his own sale barn on his farm where auction were held.  He was chairman of the Standard Poland China Record for many years. 

He was graduated with the last class of the Clarinda Commercial College in 1899.  Following his graduation, he taught bookkeeping and accounting for a short time before he was married to Mary Catherine Hensley.

He was Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, and was a member of the Woodman Lodge for 65 years.  He was chairman of the Buchanan Township school board for many years, was secretary of the Braddyville Telephone Company for 20 years, was the Buchanan Township clerk for 30 years, and was president of the Old Farmers Savings Bank at Braddyville.  He was also a partner in the McClarnon and McCurdy Grain and Feed Company in Braddyville for about 10 years.  He was also instrumental in starting the Page County Farm Bureau.

He was active until about three years ago when he developed a heart condition.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine, and six children:  Mrs. Russell (Gayle) Wall, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Mrs. Frank (Charleen) Shepherd, Omaha; Howard D McClarnon, Eldon, Missouri; Eldon E McClarnon, Kansas City; Bruce H McClarnon, Braddyville; and Ralph R McClarnon, Clarinda.  He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.


Ruby Madsen

Ruby Madsen, daughter of James “Jens” and Louise Nicoline (Jorgensen) Byriel, was born on May 8, 1915, in Guthrie County, Iowa and died October 12, 2003, at Midland Hospital in Papillion, Nebraska.  She was 88 years old.  She spent her early life in Guthrie County, and Audubon, graduating form high school with the Audubon High School Class of 1934.  Following graduation. Ruby worked at the drugstore and Ben Franklin Store in Audubon.  On September 24, 1940, she married Joseph A. Madsen at St. Patrick’s Church Rectory in Audubon, where they made their home.  In 1965 they moved to Shenandoah.  Ruby was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Guild.  She was a life-time member of the Shenandoah Hospital Auxiliary and served on the sewing committee many years.  Ruby enjoyed knitting, crocheting, golfing, writing letters, sewing and making all the clothes for her seven children and herself.   She enjoyed playing cards with friends, family and grandchildren.  Her favorite time was going for rides with her husband Joe and later with the family.  Just being with Joe and her seven children she loved best.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Belmont Byriel; sisters Evelyn Byriel and Lela Jensen, a grandson Clayton Hamm, and her husband, Joe in 1991.

George Franklin Maxwell

George Franklin Maxwell died Thursday, March 16, 1914 at the home of his father , J. D. Maxwell, in Buchanan township, Page County, Iowa, after an illness of a little more than one week, from pneumonia.  He was born in Buchanan Township, January 16, 1887.  Surviving relatives, besides the father, include five sisters and two brothers:  Ella, Elizabeth, John, Grace, Lelah, Vena, and Ellis Maxwell.  His mother died four years ago.  Among relatives at the funeral were George Maxwell and son, Dorsey of Bartlett, Iowa and J. Maxwell of Liberty, Nebraska.  The funeral took place Saturday, March 18th at the Shearer church, conducted by Rev A. R. Hunt of Savannah, Missouri and interment was in the Shearer Cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 23, 1916

Arthur Albert Maxwell

Buchanan township, August 30 – (Special Correspondence of The Journal) – Arthur Albert Maxwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ota Maxwell, was born in Buchanan township, Page county, Iowa April 10, 1908, and died of acute entero-colitis cholera, August 24, 1910 at their home near Hopkins, Missouri, age 2 years, 4 months, and 14 days.  He leaves father, mother and little brother and a host of friends to mourn their loss.  He was a bright little child and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Funeral services were held at the Shearer Church, conducted by Rev Snodgrass of Hopkins, Missouri and he was laid to rest in Shearer Cemetery.

Lowell F Maxwell

Lowell F. Maxwell, 70, of Clarinda, formerly of the Braddyville area, died Saturday evening, May 6, 1995 at Community Care Center where he had been a resident since 1985.

He was born May 13, 1924, near Braddyville, the son of Ellis and Lepha Hamm Maxwell.  He was raised on the farm and attended Center Country School.

In 1963, Maxwell moved to Clarinda to stay with an aunt.  H had worked at Mount Arbor Nursery, Shenandoah.

Surviving is a brother Wendell Maxwell and wife Rosanna, Emerson, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harold and Darwin, and sister Lorena Wehrkamp.

Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, May 9, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Rev Bettie Hull officiating.  Burial was in Shearer Cemetery, east of Braddyville.

Sadie Maxwell

In referring to the death of the late Sadie Maxwell, who died at the age of 27 years, June 8, 1906, at the Clarinda State Hospital, and whose funeral was held the 5th in between Shenandoah and Essex at the home of the parents of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. George Maxwell, the Shenandoah Post says:  “You have often noticed that the weak, sick, crippled or dement child is the one on which the parents most fondly dote.  It was so In this case.  Sadie was tenderly card for and dept at home as long as possible and when it was deemed best for her to be sent to asylum she was furnished with an abundance of the best clothing, and then when death claimed her the loving parents gave her the richest burial the could afford.  They did all they could for their poor unfortunate child and their neighbors and friends greatly respect them for their tender feeling and sympathize with their sorrow.”

Susan Maxwell

Braddyville, January 11 – (Special Correspondence of The Journal) – Susan Davison Maxwell was born in Buchanan Township, Page county, Iowa on the 2nd day of March 1855 and departed this life January 10, 1910.

She was united in marriage to Albert Maxwell, January 29, 1878.  Four children blessed this union—two sons and two daughters.  Of this number one of the boys passed away at two years.  She leaves a husband, one son and two daughters, an aged mother, six brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. The funeral services were held at the home, preached by presiding Elder Eddy, who was holding revival meetings at the Free Methodist church.

Mrs. Maxwell had been a sufferer form many years, with dropsy and with all her suffering and pain was a kind and affectionate mother to the end.  The friends and neighbors extend their heartfelt sympathy in their hour of bereavement.

Kent Stickelman

Kent Stickelman, 72, of Braddyville, Iowa, died Saturday morning, July 6, 1996, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He had been a patient in the hospital in the hospital for three days.  He had been a resident of Community Care Center in Clarinda for the past six months.

He was born January 30, 1974 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of Paul M. and Cora May Freirmuth Stickelman.  Kent graduated from high school and attended Drake University for two years.  He was a veteran of World War II.  He played in dance bands and had his own band.  On July 17, 1962, he married Maurita Posey.  He entered a career in law enforcement and worked with the Clarinda police department and also the Page County Sheriff’s department.  He also served as magistrate before his retirement.

Kent is survived by his wife, Maurita; four children:  Elaine Murphy and husband Larry, Braddyville; Charles E Williams and wife Bonnie, Braddyville; Larry Stickelman, Thornton, Colorado; and Paul K. Stickelman, Braddyville; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Aileen Stearns and one nephew.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with Phil Jorgenson officiating.  Burial was in the Braddyville Cemetery.  A memorial is being established.

Larry Stickelman

James Lawrence Stickelman, 38, of Thornton, Colorado, formerly of Braddyville, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Dent and Maurita Posey Stickelman.

He operated a computer business in Thornton.  On November 7, 1997 he married Karen Baskall who survives.

Besides his wife of Thornton he is survived by a sister Elaine Murphy and husband, Larry, brothers Charles Williams and wife Bonnie and Paul Stickelman all of Braddyville.  Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents and grandparents.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 18, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating.  Burial was in Braddyville Cemetery.  A memorial fund is being established.

Mrs. Normanda Stogdill

Mrs. Normanda Stogdill, 75, a longtime resident of the Coin community, died Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Shepherd, near Sharpsburg.

Mrs. Stogdill had been suffering from leukemia for the past six months.  Since the death of her husband, Cyrus M Stogdill, about five years ago, she has been living along in her home in Coin, but went to live with her daughter when she became ill.

Mrs. Stogdill was the mother of eight children, three of whom preceded her in death.  Surviving children are Bert, of Clarinda, Mrs. Opal Owen and Mrs. W. W. (Lena) Shepherd of Sharpsburg, Iowa; Mrs. Orval (Ruby) Shepherd, State Line, California and Verlin, Stanton, Iowa.  She is survived by a brother, James M Stogdill, Beaconsfield, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Jake (Martha) Faist, Glenwood, Missouri.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home March 31, with the Rev Clem Keyes in charge.  Soloist at the service was Mrs. Daphine Geer, and organist was Miss Althea Hutchings.

Casket bearers were Max Smothers, Clyde Stodgill, Claude Stogdill, Joe Stogdill, Donald  Shepherd, and Wilber Shepherd.  Burial was at the side of her husband in Old Memory Cemetery near New Market.

Bert Stodgill

Bert M. Stogdill, 88 of Clarinda, died Friday March 8, 1996 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital where he had been taken from his home at Clarhaven.

He was born November 11, 1907 at Moulton, the son of Cyrus Melvin and Normanda Stogdill.  He married Beda West July 9, 1942.  She preceded him in death August 16, 1985.

Stogdill was a veteran of World War II.  He had been a maintenance man at Bethesda Care Center before his retirement.  He had also worked for Page County before working at the care center.

Survivors include his children; James M and Bette Stogdill, Sterling Heights, Michigan; Steven G and Dianna Stogdill, Clarinda; Judy and Bill Caskey, Clarinda; Janice and Ken Clark, Clarinda; Jolene and Ray Shields, Miller, Nebraska; 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Also surviving are brother Verlin Stogdill, Red Oak, and sister Lena and Ernest Nook, Lenox.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two children in infancy, brothers Bernard and Arlie, and sisters Pearl, Opal, and Ruby.

Funeral services wee Tuesday, March 12 at the Nazarene Church with Pastor Steve Joiner officiating.  Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Burl Stogdill

Burl Bernard Stogdill, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Stogdill, was born August 28, 1919 and departed this life at the Brown Hospital March 31, 1935, age 15 years, 7 months, and 3 days.

He leaves t mourn his departure his father, mother, four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Ballenger of Omaha, Mrs. Opal Owen of Essex, Lena shepherd and Mrs. Ruby Shepherd both or New Market, and two brothers, Bert and Verlin, both at home.  Three aunts, six uncles, besides other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held April 2nd from the Mennonite Church at Shambaugh, conducted by Rev T J Overholt, assisted by Lula Owen. . . .

Burl Stogdill

Burl Bernard Stogdill, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Stogdill, was born August 28, 1919 and departed this life at the Brown Hospital, March 31, 1935 age 15 years, 7 months, and 3 days.

He leaves to mourn his departure his father, mother, fours sisters. Mrs. Pearl Ballenger, of Omaha, Mrs. Opal Owen of Essex, Mrs. Lena Shepherd and Mrs. Ruby Shepherd both of New Market, and two brothers, Bert and Verlin, both at home, three aunts, six uncles, besides other relatives and friends.

Funeral services ere held April 2nd from the Mennonite church at Shambaugh, conducted by Rev. T. J. Overholt, assisted by Lulu Overholt.  The body was laid to rest I the Old Memory Cemetery near New Market.

Justin James Olenius

Just James Olenius, 17, of Villisca, Iowa died Sunday April 23, 1995 in Villisca.

He was born November 14, 1977 at Clarinda, the son of James R and Janet Sanders Olenius.  He was a junior at Villisca High school and worked on the family farm.

Olenius is survived by his parents, Jim and Janet Olenius, rural Villisca; sister Jennifer Olenius and her husband Jeff Savala, Villisca.  Also surviving is his grandmother, Myrtle Sanders.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 26 at Villisca United Methodist church with Rev Clark Finehout officiating.  Burial was in the Villisca Cemetery.

A memorial is being established.  Wolfe Funeral Home, Villisca, was in charge of arrangements.

Roger Olenius Died Monday in Omaha Hospital

Roger Duane Olenius, 4 son of Mr. and Mrs. James Olenius of two and one-half miles northwest of Villisca, died at 3 pm Monday (July 20, 1936) in St. Catherine’s hospital in Omaha, his death resulting from acute diabetes.

He was ill for only a few hours previous to his death and was apparently in good health Sunday while in Villisca with is parents at the home of Mr. Olenius’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. P O. Olenius.  He was taken to the hospital early Monday morning.

Roger Duane was born in Villisca, Mary 13, 1932.  Besides his parents, he leave one sister, LaVaughn, age 8.  One sister, Joan, died September 30, 1935.  His grand parents Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Olenius and Mrs. Sarah Miller, also survive.

Military Rites Here on Tuesday for Chas. Kelley

Kelley died in Military Hospital in Kansas from Results of Shock

The first military funeral to be held in Clarinda for a present war was that of Charles Kelley Tuesday afternoon at the Walker Funeral Home at 2:00.  Friends and relatives turned out in great numbers to pay tribute to this young man who was so well known.

Charles had served in the South Pacific combat zone for several months and while in the line of duty in New Guinea he became lost from his unit for 48 hours and when found by the natives was suffering from exhaustion.  He was taken to a hospital in New Guinea and brought to the west coast early in January and assigned to the army hospital in Brigham City, Utah.  Later he was given a medical discharge and sent to the Veterans hospital in Wadsworth, Kansas for treatment.  His mother visited him there the weekend of March 31 and was shocked to learn of his death April 7.  She had planned to visit him again soon.

The body arrive in Clarinda Monday afternoon and was taken to the Walker Funeral Home where the last rites were held Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev E. L. Woods, Pastor of the Christian church of which Charles had been a member since childhood.  Rev Woods paid high tribute to Charles as a personal friend.  He said in his address that Charles had mentioned the fact to him that when he got back from the war he wanted to become a scout master as he was deeply interested in the Boy Scout movement.

Charles in survived by his mother, Mrs. Bessie Kelley and a brother, Joe, who is with the Navy and recently at Pearl Harbor.  He was unable to get leave to attend the funeral.  He may get a short leave later.  Mrs. Kelley’s brother, Albert Morledge, of Wapello, Iowa, was present for the service Tuesday.

Music was furnished by Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes, who sang two numbers, “God will Take Care of You,” and “Out of the Ivory Places.” Casket bearers were Oliver cook, Lloyd Hulbert, Ernest Pierson, George Woolson, Leonard Bain, and Harold Bean.  Guards were soldiers from PW camp as was also the bugler.  The service was in charge of . . .


Ray Martin Eberly

Ray Martin Eberly, 80 of Villisca, Iowa, died in a two-car accident three miles east of Red Oak, Iowa.

He was born February 15, 1909, in Page county, the son of Ray Daniel and Sarah Huddle.  He was married Onida Berry (should be Beery) on April 26, 1932 in Maryville, Missouri.  They raised three children.  He lived his entire life in Page, Taylor and Montgomery Counties.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Onida, a brother, Ed, and two sisters, Mary and Ester.  He also is preceded n death by two grandchildren.

Survivors include his sons Leroy Eberly of Villisca, and Rex Eberly of Corning, and his daughter, Linda Snyder, also of Corning.  He is survived by 12 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 15 step great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 22, at Sutphen-Beaty Funeral Home in Villisca.  Burial was in the Butler Cemetery south of Clarinda.

Paul Franklin Mason

Paul Franklin Mason born at New Market, Iowa, August 28, 1904 passed away June 5, 1978 at his home at the age of 73 years, 9 months, and 8 days.  Born to Clarence E and Nellie Pace Mason, he lived his early life in the Mew Market area and attend schools there and in Clarinda.

He was married on June 8, 1927 to Netha I. Cabbage. 

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

He is survived by his loving wife, Netha.

To this union were born 5 children all surviving:  Mrs. Trula Atee, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Mrs. Ruth Ervin, San Jose, California, Marlin Mason, Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Shirley Christiansen, Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Sandra Pope, Eldon, Missouri; also 14 grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

Others to feel a loss are 10 brothers and sisters: Clara Cabbage, New Market, Iowa; Arvey Mason, Zarephath, New Jersey, Merrill Mason, Bennington, Nebraska, Edris Fann, Clarinda, Iowa, Helen Jane Evans, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Warren Mason, Altamonte Springs, Florida, Waive Shields, Bedford, Iowa, Lowell mason, Los Angeles, California, Dorothy Price, Bloomington, Illinois, Eule Lee Bailey, Littleton, Colorado, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He will be remembered much for his loyal service as owner and operator of his sanitation business which he began in 1973.

He had great faith in his Savior, Jesus Christ, was faithful in serving him and looking forward to going home and being with Him for eternity.

Funeral services were conducted from Walker-Merrick Funeral Home at 3 pm Thursday, June 8, 1978 with Rev Alfred Hunter in charge, assisted by Rev Lewis Hunter.

Soloist. Judy Stogdill, accompanied by Grace Perry.

Pall bearers wee Thaine Cabbage, Randy Fann, Larry Guthrie, Clarion Heuer, Lynn Miles, Frank Shields.

He was laid to rest in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Coin is Saddened by Sudden Death of Woman in Prime

Coin (special) –This community was shocked by the death of Mrs. Roy Eberly, the second death to occur within recent days from pneumonia.  She had been ill only since Friday, but complications of pleurisy had caused her to suffer the more.  She passed away, Wednesday morning, January 20, 1937.

The funeral is being held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Methodist church here, Rev. W. M. Doughty to be in charge.  She is survived by her husband and four children, include a daughter at St. Joseph in nurses training, another at Platt Garde business school and two at home. 

She had been one of Coin’s most pleasing woman, active in the best things.  She was formerly Miss Theresa Rouse of the Locust Grove neighborhood, near Northboro.  She was only 43 years of age.

Edward Solomon Eberly

Edward Solomon Eberly, son of Martin D. and Sarah Eberly, was born in Page County, Iowa, August 19, 1891 and departed this life on April 8, 1942 at his home northeast of Villisca, Iowa at the age of 50 years, 7 months, and 19 days. 

He was united in marriage to Blanche Ella Journey on February 20, 1912 at Shambaugh, Iowa.  To this union five children were born, Everett, Fern, Roseine, Ruth and Donald, all of who are still living.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

He was converted shortly after his marriage and took his stand with the M B C church in Shambaugh.  He was reclaimed March 27, 1942.  Some of his last words were “I am ready to go.”

He leaves to mourn his departure his precious wife, and five children, Everett of Pryor, Oklahoma, Fern Patton of Nodaway, Iowa, Roseine Barnes of Salinas, California, Ruth Kinnersly of Pryor, Oklahoma and Donald at home.  Also left are three grandchildren:  two sisters, Mrs. J C Davis of Shenandoah, Iowa, Mrs. Roy Dunn of Clearmont, Missouri; one brother Raymond Eberly of Villisca, Iowa, also a large number of relatives and friends.

He was a devoted husband, a kind and faithful father, and was patient through all his suffering.  All that kind hands could do was done in a desperate effort to save his life and volumes of prayers were offered up for him, but in spite of all that could be done, it seemed to be God’s will to take him.

Short funeral services here held at Villisca at 12:30 Friday, April 10 at Wolf’s funeral home, followed by services at Shambaugh that afternoon, in charge of Lulu Overholt, assisted Rev T. J Overholt. With interment at Butler Cemetery.  Songs were “There’s No Disappointment in Heaven,” “We’ll Understand it Better Bye and Bye,” and “Rock of Ages.”  Rev and Mrs. Roy Stakerey were the singers, accompanied by Mrs. Roy Alexander, Kay Wheeler (unreadable).

Mr. John P Eitzen

John P Eitzen, son of Jacob and Anna Eitzen, was born near Coin, Iowa, on August 27, 1884, as the second to the oldest child of a family of 10 children. He died at this home near Bethesda, March 25, 1946.

Already in earliest childhood, he received the blessing of hold Baptism at the hand of a former pastor of Immanuel, the Rev. C. F. Brandt.  Later in life he renewed his baptismal covenant at the time of his confirmation which to place at the Yorktown Lutheran Church when Rev T. Meyer was his pastor.  On Feb 20, 1908 he was united in holy wedlock with Lucinda Hartstack, Rev C. H. Jaebker performing the ceremony.

Four children were born to this union, namely Ernest, Ruth, Paul and Dale.  Paul preceding his father in death at the age of 7 years.

Since his marriage to Lucinda Hartstack, Mr. Eitzen associated with the Immanuel Lutheran congregation northwest of here, remaining a faithful member during all these years.  He also held a membership in the Voters Assembly.

On Monday of March 25th , about noon, he went out to the barn to perform some urgent work about the place and when he did not return for the noon meal, the family became alarmed and decided to search for him.  His body was found in the barn by his son, Dale, Pharmacist-mate in the Navy, who had only recently returned on a leave.  Mr. Eitzen’s death came to him by means of a sudden heart-stoke.  His age at the time of death was 61 years, 6 months and 23 days. 

Mr. Eitzen has lived in the Bethesda Community for many years, engaged in farming.  Although his health was not the best of late years, he nevertheless continued in his profession as best as he was able.  He was a kind and patient disposition and was always ready to help where help was needed.  He cared for aged father-in-law during his last bedfast years and only recently tenderly nurtured to his grandson when their mother was suddenly stricken ill.  A special happy day came to him when on Sunday before his death all the children could be home with him, including his son Dale, who had been from home for a year and four months.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran church, Rev Frerutz officiating.  In what esteem Mr. Eitzen was held in the community can be readily understood by the attendance on Wednesday afternoon, the large church being filled to capacity.  Special hymns were rendered by the Parochial school children and choir.  Interment was made at the local cemetery,

Surviving is his wife, Lucinda, three children, Ernest of College Springs, Ruth, Mrs. Edgar Hillman, Essex, Iowa, and Dale on leave from the Navy.  Mr. Edgar Hillman, a son-in-law and Mrs. Ernest Eitzen, a daughter-in-law.  Also three sisters and four brothers, Rosie, Mrs. Dick Rose of this place and Emma and Manda, both in Clarinda, Herman of this place, William, Harry and Emil, all of Coin, Iowa community.  Also 6 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Forest Eitzen, Wilber Eitzen, Herbert Rope, Irwin Hartstack, Leonard Wagoner, and Harold Eitzen—all nephews.

Martin D. Eberly

Martin D. Eberly, son of Edward B. and Elizabeth Eberly was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, May 23, 1863, and departed this life on January 11, 1934, at his home southwest of Shambaugh, Iowa at the age of 70 years, 7 months, and 18 days, the cause of his death being heart failure.

He was united in marriage to Sarah Louisa Huddle on March 8, 1888.  To this union were born four children,  Mary E, Edward S., Lulu Esther, and William Raymond.

Mr. Eberly first became a Christian over 30 years ago and was a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church.  Later, last August her was reclaimed as a child of God at the Mennonite camp which was held at Shambaugh, Iowa, and with renewed determination he set his face Heavenward.

Sarah, his wife, preceded him in death, being called home on July 30, 1933.  Mr. Eberly was a sincere Christian character and we believe that he has joined his wife in a happy reunion on the other side.  A short time before is death he told his children that he had a vision, in which he saw that his companion was coming soon to take him to their Heavenly home.  Mr. Eberly said he was ready to go. 

Those who mourn his departure are his children, Mrs. J. C. Davis and husband of Shambaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eberly of Villisca, Iowa, Mrs. Leroy Dunn and husband of Clearmont, Missouri, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Eberly of College Springs, Iowa.  He leaves two brothers, Emanuel and Ben of Clarinda, eleven grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends who will miss him.  Those of his fathers family who preceded him in death are his parents, three sisters, Mary, Kate, and Elisabeth, three brothers, Sam, Jake, and John.

Mr. Eberly was an honest and industrious man who has lived his life mostly in Page county, Iowa, coming here from Pennsylvania at the age of  twelve.  A few years with his wife and two oldest children were passed in Frontier County, Nebraska.  He was a kind and devoted husband and father. 

Funeral services were held from Mennonite church in Shambaugh Friday afternoon by E. d. Young.  Interment in Butler Cemetery. 

Pallbearers:  D. W. Brown, Scott McClarnon, T. R. Young, Bert Hoskins, Abe Wolf, John Godfrey.

Leila I Schooling

Leila Irene (Wirth) Schooling, youngest daughter of John Henry and Margaret E Davison Wirth, was born April 13, 1914 in Taylor County near New Market. She died January 29, 1995 in the Clarinda Municipal Hospital at the age of 80.

She attended the Glasgow Country School in Dallas township, Taylor County, and the church in her neighborhood.

Schooling was a member of several neighborhood clubs.  She was also a member of Moore Rutledge #578 Legion Auxiliary of Gravity for several years.

She was united in marriage to Rosco Frank Schooling of Brooks on August 12, 1942.  They farmed and lived on several different farms, all in Taylor County.

The had five children, Joyce Ann, Lois Irene, Margaret Belle, Dorothy Elaine, and Roscoe Junior.

On account of her husband’s health they moved into Bedford on March 15, 1065.  Schooling worked as a cleaning lady and worked in restaurants.  She retired n January 1980, but continued to raise a garden and flowers, which she loved to do. But most of all, she loved t have her children all come home.

Her husband died in November 1974.  Other preceding her in death were a sister, Carrie Brummett, and brother in law, Alvin Brummett, sister Minnie Long, and brother in law, Lee Long, brother Charley Wirth and sister in law, Jean; brother Floyd Wirth and sister in law Arloa, and son in law Paul A Neiman.

Survivors include her children Joyce Oloff and her husband Gary, Bellevue, Nebraska, Margaret Wagner and husband Bob, Westminster, Colorado, Lois and Dorothy Schooling, Des Moines, and Rosco Junior at home.  There is one granddaughter and two step-grandsons.

Also surviving are sister Grace Diggs and husband Harley, Clarinda, brother Paul Wirth and his wife Virginia, Bedford, Step sister-in-law Bernice Long, Clarinda, nieces, nephews cousins, neighbors, and friends.

Services were Wednesday February 1 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford with Rev. Ted De Hass officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Bedford. 

Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Loyd Schwartz services held Saturday afternoon

Funeral services for Loyd Schwartz, 83, of Shenandoah, Iowa were held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clarinda, Iowa Saturday afternoon, March 23, 1996.  Burial was at the Butler Cemetery near Shambaugh, Iowa.

Visitation with the family was held at Hackett Funeral Home Friday evening.  A memorial is being established.

Loyd Schwartz, son of Harry and Kate Kirkpatrick Schwartz, was born at Essex on November 28, 1912.  He received his education in Essex and graduated from Essex High School in 1932. 

After graduation he farmed and did trucking until World War II when he joined the Army Air Corp serving in Italy and North Africa.  After the war re turned to Essex and continued to farm.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Woodruff by her grandfather at the Church of God in Shambaugh.  After their marriage they farmed southeast of Essex until 1976 when the retired and moved to Shenandoah. 

Mr. Schwartz was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clarinda and a member of the American Legion.  He and his wife loved to travel, not only around the United States, but around the world.  He saw beauty where ever his travels took him.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Lynn and Bob Schwartz.

Survivors include his wife Ruth of Shenandoah, son Jim Schwartz of O’Neill, Nebraska, and a daughter, Faye Simpson and her husband Jim of Norfolk, Nebraska.  Also surviving are three grandchildren Jenna, Nathan, and Nicholas Simpson, all of Norfolk, a sister Naomi Glasgow of Essex, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

J. J. Stogdill

Jesse Jefferson Stogdill, son of Morris and Ede Stogdill was born at Mark, Iowa, September 18, 1877 and departed this life June 2, 1937 at his home near Gravity at the age of 59 years, 8 months, and 15 days.  He was one of a family of nine children, of whom four brother and one sister preceded him in death. 

In 1900 he was united in marriage to Nola Ann Stogdill of Mark, Iowa.  To this union six children were born:  Alice Mae who died in infancy, Howard, Clyde, Dale, Lebert, and Mrs. Zelma Shepherd.  The family resided in Davis County until 1928, when they moved to Page county, later moving to Taylor county where the deceased spent the remainder of his life.

He leaves to morn his departure, his loving wife, four sons and one daughter, one grandson, Donald Shepherd, three brothers, W. L of Malvern, Iowa, Frank and Samuel of Mark, Iowa and a host of other relatives and friends.

Beda Stogdill funeral held

Mrs. Bert (Beda) Stogdill, 63, of Clarinda died August 16, 1985 at the Municipal Hospital following a long illness.

She was born December 11, 1921, near Northboro, the daughter of Ben and Hattie Hardin West.

On July 9, 1942 she was married to Bert Stogdill who survives.

Mrs. Stogdill had worked as a nurses’ aid at Municipal Hospital.

Besides her husband of the home she is survived by five children, Jim Stogdill, Sterling Heights, Minnesota, Steve Stogdill, Clarinda, Mrs. Bill (Judy) Caskey, Clarinda, Mrs. Ken (Janice) Clark, Clarinda, and Mars. Ray (Jolene) Shields, Miller, Nebraska.  There are 14 grandchildren.  Brothers and sisters are Eliz West of Clarinda, Dalton West New Market, Frank West, Bosworth, Missouri, James West, Johnstown, Nebraska, Mrs. Melody Ridenour, Maryville, Missouri, Mrs. Joe (Mary) Symons, Siginaw, Michigan, Mrs. Maxine Reed, Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. Earl (Ethelene) Jones, Warsaw, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughter in infancy, one sister, Corrine Kendrick, one brother, Clifford West, and one granddaughter,  Jennifer.

Funeral services were held this Monday morning at the Nazarene Church with Rev Howard Innis officiating.  Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery with Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Daisy Belle Watson

Daisy Belle Watson, 93 of New Market, Iowa, died Thursday morning, January 14, 1999, at Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska where she had been a patient since Tuesday, January 12, 1999. 

Daisy was born near New Market, Iowa, December 13, 1905, to William and Mary Raper Penwell.  She worked at Henry Fields Nursery until her marriage to R. R. Watson, 

Survivors include son Richard A. Watson and wife Patty Jo of St. Louis, Missouri, daughter, Constance Mochle and husband Marvin of Longmont, Colorado, son James L Waston and wife Rubie of Cambridge, Mass. Five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sisters Mabel Neumeyer of Bedford, Iowa and Opal Cerven of Iowa City, Iowa. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, two brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services were held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, January 16, 1999, at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa with Gayle Hawhee officiating.  Open visitation was at Walker-Merrick Funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the New Market Graduate Scholarship Fund at Clarinda High School.  Walker-Merrick  funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frank Wineinger

L. Frank Wineinger, son of F L and Anne Wineinger, was born on farm near New Market on April 23, 1881, and died at the Emanuel hospital in Omaha, Nebraska on August 18, 1949, at the age of 68 years, three moths and 26 days.  He grew to manhood on the fame near the place of his birth.  From there he moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he learned the barber trade.  He then purchase a shop which he was operating at the time of his death.

He united with the Christian church of Siam, Iowa at the age of 12 years and remained in that faith during his lifetime.  He was a member of the Nebraska Lodge No 1 A F and A M and had advanced to the Masters Degree.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wise of Braddyville, Jessie Falk and Nellie Farrell of Clarinda.

Funeral services were held a the Crosby-Kunold Mortuary in Omaha, Nebraska.  Burial was in Griswold.

Eldon Loyd Hamm

Eldon Loyd Hamm, 79 of Pierce City, Missouri, a former resident of Southwest Iowa, died Sunday, April 2, 1995, at his home following a two-month illness.

Hamm was born April 22, 1915 in Shambaugh, the son of Douglas Orlando and Ada Francis (Reed) Hamm.  He graduated from Braddyville High School and attended Lincoln Areo-nautical School in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Hamm moved to Pierce City from southwest Iowa in 1973 after retiring from dairy farming.  He enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 and served four years, which included one year in Okinawa, Japan during WW II.

He married Marian L. Chambers on May 26, 1942 at Al Hambra, California who survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Roger Hamm, Stotts City, Missouri, Randal Hamm, Dallas, Texas, and Jerry Eldon Hamm, Springdale, Arkansas; daughter Susan Kay Fly, Pierce city, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; three brothers, George Hamm, Iowa City, Iowa, Kenneth Missouri, Warsaw, Missouri, and Robert Hamm, Clarinda; and sister, Marthelia Freeman, Clarinda.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Jack Hamm in 1977, and sister Wanda Hamm.

Graveside services  were held Wednesday, April 5 at Center Grove  Cemetery, Westboro, Missouri, with Rev Rob Winger officiating.  Burial followed. 

Arrangements were made by the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, Missouri.

Ruth Hamm dies in California

Shambaugh – Mr. and Mrs. Bill Knizley received word February 22 of the death of her aunt, Ruth Hamm.

Hamm was born Feb 10, 1915, and died Feb 22, 1987 at the hospital in Aurora, Missouri. 

Survivors include two sons, Gordon Powell of Fresno, California and Stanley Hamm of Aurora, and seven grandchildren. 

She was married to Ralph Hamm who died February 12, 1986.

John Henry Stimson

John Henry Stimson was born at Fairmont, Martin county, Minnesota, May 19, 1872, and died at Clarinda, Iowa August 18, 1922, aged 50 years and 3 months.  He moved with his parents to Conway, Taylor county, Iowa in 1874.  He received his education in the common schools and in the Iowa state college at Ames, Iowa.  He taught school for 12 years in Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri.  He was the eldest of a family of eight children.  He was married Dec 25, 1902 to Anne E. Hamm of Shambaugh, Iowa, daughter of Jacob Hamm and thereafter the resided in Kidder Missouri for two and one-half years, he being the superintendent of schools at that place.  They moved to their present home on Page County, Iowa in the spring of 1906, and he has hence been engaged in general farming.  He was chosen representative of Page County to the general assembly in the fall of 1929, and has served his community faithfully and efficiently for two years and was re-nominated without opposition for re-election this fall.

He leaves to morn his life his wife, Anne and six children, Harold J, aged 19, James Stanley, aged15, Frederich Theodore, aged 13, Mary Lavaun, aged 10, Jacob Hamm, aged 8, Elsie Margaret, aged 5, and three brothers and two sisters:  James M. Stimson of Isahal, South Dakota, Margaret M. Stimson of Conway, Iowa, Fredrick S. Stimson of Columbus, Ohio, Garfield A. Stimson of Conway, Iowa, and Frances Stimson-Abrahamson of Palmer, Iowa.

Mr. Stimson was converted at Conway the age of 8 years.

Leslie P Seibert

Leslie P Seibert, son of J. W Seibert, was born February 7, 1893 in Arden, West Virginia.  He came to Iowa at 15, moving to Braddyville.  He was married to Maud Morris February 3, 1916 at Clarinda.

He worked for the CB&Q railroad for thirty-five years, retiring in 1956 as a bridge inspector.  He was then employed by the park board for five years following his retirement.

He was a charter member of the Open Bible Church in Clarinda, and was a 55 year member of the Clarinda IOOF Lodge number 109, serving as Noble Grand at the time of his passing.

He was preceding in death by his parents and one brother.

He is survived by his wife, Maud, two daughters, Mrs. Rex (Eunice) Snodderly of Nebraska City, and Mrs. M. Max (Sarah) Good of Seymour, Missouri, two grandchildren: Sandra Lee Good and Max E Good.  One sister, Mrs. Virginia Clopper of Hagerstown, Maryland.

John W. Godfrey

John Wesley Godfrey, the son of Martin M and Mary Catherine Godfrey was born October 17, 1863 in Marion County, Iowa.  He died in the Armstrong Nursing Home in Bedford, July 10, 1956.

In March of 1884, Mr. Godfrey as a young man went to Frontier County, Nebraska took homestead preemption and lived there until Aug 1890, moving to New Market, where he lived the most of his remaining life.

Nov 9, 1889, Mr. Godfrey was married to Maude E. Herriman of New Market who died Nov 5, 1905.  To this union were born one son, Carl, and two daughters, Lena and Velma.

Mr. Godfrey was married to Glen L. Journey Nov 20, 1907.  To this union one daughter, Ione, was born.

He was converted under the ministry of Rev J. J. Hostetler in Feb 1868.  He was received into the membership of the New Market Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church (now United Missionary Church).

Charles “Howard” Gentry

Charles “Howard” Gentry, age 93, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, September 15, 2005 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.  Funeral Services were held 1:30 pm, Monday, September 19, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor David Miller officiating.  There was open visitation at the funeral home.  Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa.  Memorials may be directed to the Hillside Missionary Church, Clarinda, Iowa.  Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Howard Gentry was born February 1, 1912, at Lawrence, Kansas, to Stephen Amos Gentry and Charlotte Ione (Stone) Gentry.  Howard graduated from high school in Kansas.  He served in the Untied states Army during Work War II.   Howard was united in marriage to Gladys Pierson March 10, 1962.  Howard farmed and raised chickens.  He enjoyed his farming and he also like to tinker and build things. 

Preceding Howard in death were his parents, son Stephen Howard Gentry, brother Merle Gentry, George Gentry, and sister, Marie.  Survivors include his wife Gladys of the home, son Thomas Charles Gentry of Charleston, Arkansas, grandchildren Logan Tyler Gentry and Morgan Nicole Gentry.


Bertha Greeley

Bertha B(eatice) Greeley, 75, of Maryville, Missouri, formerly of Burlington Junction, Missouri passed away, Thursday night, Jane 11, 2001 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was born August 31, 1925 at Clearmont, Missouri to Sam and Mary Curren Linebaugh.  She was a homemaker and member of the United Methodist Church at Quitman, Missouri.

She married Richard E. Greeley August 9, 1952 at Tarkio, Missouri and they have shared forty-eight years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brother, five sisters and her first husband Warren Atwood Jr. whom she married in 1943.  She is survived by her husband, Richard of the home in Maryville, four sons, Dennis Atwood, St. Joseph, Missouri, Jerry Greeley, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Gary Greeley, Maryville, Missouri and Mark Greeley, Westboro, Missouri.; a brother, Raymond Linebaugh of Maryville, Missouri; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one step great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 15, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel in Burlington Junction, Missouri with Burial at the Nodaway Memorial Gardens in Maryville, Missouri.  Visitation was held Sunday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home. 

Arrangements were under the direction of the Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel in Burlington Junction, Missouri.


She is survived by her children and spouses:  Robert Madsen of Shenandoah; Trish and Mike Delehant of Imogene; Douglas and Gwynne Madsen and Tom and EkJean Madsen all of Shenandoah; Pam and Gary Simon of Jamestown, New York; Carol Sue and Delbert McEnaney of Shenandoah; Joe R. and Julie Madsen of Oskaloosa; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters Emma Chalfant and her husband Melvin of Guthrie Center, Elaine Smith of Red Oak; a sister-in-law Marie Byriel of Audubon, other relatives and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah on Friday with Rev Donald Bruck giving the words of comfort.  Organist was Mary Beth Growing and vocalist was Jessica Smith.  Musical selections were “Wind Beneath My wings,” “In the Garden,” and “How Great Thou Art.”   Ushers were Danny Whitehill and Don Delehant.  Lector was Bill Ludwig and alter server was Harry Pontius.  Attending the memory register were Isabelle Hanzlick and Marcella Ryan.  Honorary casket bears were Alvin Madsen, Jose Madsen, Jason Madsen, Joel Harrison, and Alden Madsen.  Casket bearers were Todd Delchant, Brain Madsen, John Lusajo, Curt Hamm, Scott Madsen, Alroy Madsen.  Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.  Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.