Page County, Iowa Obituaries [page 1]
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Ethel J Thompson

Ethel Jane Thompson of 926 Delaware Street, Longview, Washington, died May 2, 1985, in a local nursing home at the age of 94.

She was born January 2, 1891 in Page County, Iowa, and resided in that state until 1943. She was born to Josiah and Mary Harris Davison.  Before moving to the local area, she lived in Sonoma, California for 13 years.

She was married to Harley D. Hamm of Medford, Oregon and James S Thompson.

Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker and member of the Kelso First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Harold D. Hamm of Kelso and six grandchildren.  Her son Leonard B. Hamm preceded her in death in Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1970.

Memorial services will be at 4 pm Saturday at the Kelso First United Methodist Church with the Rev Norman Williams officiating.  Dahl’s Ditlevsen-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 206 Cowlitz Way, Kelso, Washington 98626.

G. Calhoon Dies a Shambaugh, Plan Funeral Saturday 2:00

Shambaugh (Special) George N Calhoon, 87, passed away Wednesday afternoon at about 5 o’clock at his home in Shambaugh.  After retiring from the farm, he came here.  His wife died last July 30, but he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Blanche brown of Shambaugh, and two sons, Ross of near Clarinda and Harry of Oakland, Iowa.  Mrs. Alma Beery is a sister and Ed Calhoon is a brother.

The funeral is to be Saturday at 2 o’clock at the Church of God in Shambaugh, services in charge of Mrs. T. Fessler.

Mrs. Beery Would Have Been 88 on Saturday

Shambaugh – Mrs. Anna McClarnon Beery, 87, died Tuesday morning, February 7, 1966, at the home of Mrs. John Preeo where she had her residence.  Born on a farm west of Shambaugh, Mrs. Beery had spent her life in Page County.  Her parents were Allen and Marry Berry McClarnon.  She would have observed her 88th birthday Saturday.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Velma Nevius of Shambaugh and grandchildren, Maurice Nevius of Red Oak, Mrs. Richard (Elaine) Wartes of Dallas Texas, Lemoyne Beery of Shambaugh, Wayne Beery near San Diego, and 14 great grandchildren.  Her brothers are Scott McClarnon of Clarinda, Harry and Ren McClarnon of Shambaugh, Mrs. O K (Bessie) McCurdy of Braddyville is a sister and Mrs. Lloyd (Lydia) Beery is a daughter-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Enoch Beery, and one son, Lloyd Beery.

Funeral services were conducted from Walker Funeral Home this Thursday afternoon with Dr. J D Almes in charge.  Organ music was by Aletha L Hutchings.  Casket bearers were Roy McClarnon, Vernon McClarnon, Wendell McClarnon, Virgil McClarnon, Lemoyne Beery, and Maurice Nevius.  Burial was in Butler Cemetery, near Shambaugh.

Glenn N Brownlee

Funeral services for Glenn N Brownlee, 83, of rural Villisca will be at 1:30 pm, Saturday at Villisca Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda from 7-8 pm Friday evening.

Mr. Brownlee died Wednesday night, November 29, 1989, at Bergen Mercy Hospital in Omaha where he had been a patient since November 12.

He was born November 8, 1906, in rural Page County, the son of Harry and Jennie Belle Wood Brownlee.  On October 26, 1929, he was married to Lucille Miller who survives.  Mr. Brownlee was a farmer and had lived at his present home in North Page since 1941.

He is survived by his wife of the home and four children:  Lois Brownlee, Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Darrel (Doris) Driftmier, Clarinda, Mrs. Donald (Patricia) Dickmeyer, Omaha, Nebraska, and Stanley Brownlee and wife, Vickie of rural Villisca.  There are eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Dean Brownlee of Cheyenne, Wyoming is a brother, and Mrs. Leland (Dorothy) Malmberg of Red Oak, Iowa is a sister.  Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Thelma manning of Roanoke, Virginia and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, brothers Esty and James and sisters Addie Larson and Myrtle Royer.

Burial will be in North Page Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Villisca Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Glen Beery

Mrs. Wilma Beery, wife of Glen Beery, died Tuesday night, December 21, 1912, at their home in East River Township.  She was about 22 years of age.  Her maiden name was Hamm.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hamm of East River Township.  She was married last February.  She is survived by her husband and a son 5 days old.  Her funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 10:30 am at the Church of God in Shambaugh, conducted by the Rev W E Kelley. [paper unknown]

Wilma June Hamm, the subject of this notice, was born in Page county, June 11th, 1890. She was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hamm.
She was married to S. Glenn Beery, February 21st, 1912.
Wilma departed this life, December 31st, 1912,   at   11 o'clock p. m., aged 22 years, 6   months and 30 days.   She was very zealous in her religious    life,    having    been converted   and   united   with the Church of God at Shambaugh, in March, 1908, in meetings held by Rev.   W. E.   Kelley.   She was a faithf'ul member all of her life. The funeral services were held at the Mennontite church in Shambaugh, January 3d, conducted by Rev. W. E. Keilley, now of Sharon, Kans.   He was  assisted   by Rev. Mr. Hamlin, of   Ida   Grove, Iowa, and Rev. I. Ostman, of Shambaugh. The large crowd present showed the esteem and love which the community had for her life.
She leaves husband, infant child, father, mother, three brothers, two sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her early departure. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 9, 1913


Darwin Maxwell, 36, vet of Korean War

Darwin E Maxwell, 36, died suddenly at the home of his aunt, Vena Maxwell, at 2:25 pm Monday.  He had an apparent heart attack and the Clarinda rescue squad was called, but he was pronounced dead at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital.

He was the son of Ellis D and Lepha Hamm Maxwell, and was born on a farm about five miles northeast of Braddyville where he has lived for all of his lifetime.  Three weeks ago he came to stay with his aunt so he could be closer to medical assistance.  His lifetime work was that of farming.  He was a veteran, being in the Army during the Korean conflict.  The Clarinda American Legion Serg Post 98 will conduct the military graveside services.

He is survived by his father, Ellis D Maxwell of Braddyville, three brothers, Harold Maxwell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lowell Maxwell of Clarinda, and Wendell Maxwell of Blanchard and a sister Mrs. Charles (Lorena) Wehrkamp of Essex.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home this Thursday afternoon with Rev Sherman Mills in charge.  Organ music was by Miss Althea L Hutchings.  Casket bearers were Elmer Dunn, Merlin Davison, Jerry Walker, Paul Hartman, Eugene Hartman, and Harold Surrell.

Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery east of Braddyville.

Ira Newton Thomas

Ira Newton Thomas, son of Jas Henry and  Elizabeth Thomas was born April 16, 1866, near Clarinda, Iowa, and departed this life in Des Moines, Iowa January 31, 1940, at the age of 73 years, 9 months, and 15 days.

On December 24, 1890, he was united in marriage to Alice M Dougherty.  To this union seven children were born, Lonnie I Thomas of Shambaugh, Mrs. Edna Rush of Clarinda, Ray S Thomas of Burlington Iowa, Dale D Thomas of Lindsay, California, Glen C Thomas of san Bernardino, California, Mrs. Golda Pulis and Mrs. Gladys Cramer of Des Moines, Iowa.  He also leaves 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

His father and mother, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.  His father passed away when Ira was small child of 7 years, leaving him to help his mother with the work and cares of the cares of the home.  The mother passed away 19 years ago, and also three brothers, Edd, 22 years ago, James Albert, 14 years ago, and John Henry, 4 years ago.  One brother survives, Sam of Longtown, Kansas.

Ira was born and lived in Page county all of his life except the last 18 years when he bought a home in New Market, Iowa and moved there and stayed until two years ago, then failing health caused them to give up their home and go stay with their children, spending over a years with Mrs. Edna Rush of Clarinda and the rest of the time with his other two daughters, Golda and Gladys of Des  Moines, Iowa, where he was at the time of his death.

Ira was a farmer all his life until he moved to New Market where he did carpentry up until his health failed and he had to give it up.

In his home, his kindness will never be forgotten by his family as well as other relatives and friends, giving much and asking nothing in return.

Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home on Friday afternoon, February 2 at 3 o’clock, with Rev Ellsworth Woods, pastor of the Christian church of Clarinda, officiating.  Three ladies of New Market, friends of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas furnished the music, Mrs. Leafy Pace at the piano, and Mrs. Edd Murren and Miss Ida McNutt singing two songs, “Sometime We’ll Understand” and Going Down the Valley One by One.”  Flower bearers were Mrs. Jennie Mathes and Betty, Mrs. Verla Smith and Miss Eunice Thomas. Pall bearers wee friends from new Market, Frank Steel, Ralph Pratt, Carol Ingraham, Rube Anderson, Bert Marsell, and Smith Brooks.  Burial was in the Old memory cemetery near New Market.

The children were all present for the funeral except the two boys, Dale Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Thomas and three children, and one other grandson, Ermal Rush all of California, also one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Cramer and husband and daughter, Mrs. Gladys Cramer and her husband and daughter Lorene of Des Moines, besides two grandchildren of Omaha.. 

Mrs. Carrie Thomas

Mrs. Carrie Thomas, daughter of John and Nancy Dougherty, was born June 7, 1885, in Page County, Iowa, and passed away Mary 25, 1939, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J A DePew, in Clarinda after an illness of 12 weeks at the age of 63 years, 11 months, and 13 days. 

She was married to Albert Thomas and to them were born two children, Mrs. J A DePew and Mrs. Mark Love of Chicago, both of whom are living.  For 32 years, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas engaged in farming in this community. Mr. Thomas passed away 12 years ago and from that time to the present she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. De Pew, in Clarinda.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charley Pace of New Market and one brother, Elmer Dougherty, also of Clarinda.  Besides her two daughters, she leave one grandson, Reo DePew.

 She was a kind and loving mother, devoted to her family, generous and self sacrificing and she lived her life quietly and without ostentation having reared to womanhood two worthy daughters and seen them happily located in homes  of their own, her work was complete.  The life of Carrie Thomas shall continue to live with those who knew her.  Her possession of the Christian faith was demonstrated by her practice of it in daily living.  Death came as a sweet benediction to the noble life she lived.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Walker Funeral Home with Rev E L Woods in charge.  Mark Love, of Chicago a son-in-law of Mrs. Thomas, sang “When Day is Done” and burial was made in Memory Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Ross Parks, Albert Hughes, Lonnie Thomas, Lewis Abbott, Jess Dougherty, and Neil Thomas and the profuse and beautiful flowers were cared for by Mrs. Ed Christiansen and Mrs. Paul Ortez.

W. N. Bunting, Shambaugh Dies Tuesday at Hospital

W. N. Bunting, 79, passed away at the municipal hospital at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, December 12, 1944, his death caused from heart trouble.

Mr. Bunting lived in Shambaugh the past forty-five years and had taught in the rural schools of Page County for forty years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Bunting, a son, Lt. Leland Bunting who is in the Veterans Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Bunting, two brothers, George Bunting of Troutdale, Oregon and Edward Bunting of Inglewood, California and one sister, Mrs. Mae Flowers, of Huron, South Dakota.

The funeral will be Friday afternoon at 2:00 at the Church of God in Shambaugh, with burial in Clarinda Cemetery.

May Bunting

May Bunting, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Beery was born on a farm outside of Shambaugh on March 11, 1878 and died September 3, 1955 (unreadable).

At the age of 20, she was united in marriage to William Newton Bunting, a school teacher.  To this union three children were born,  Her husband preceded her in death in 1944.   A daughter, Lucille and the eldest son, Truman, also preceded her in death.  She made her home with her son Leland.

At an early age she was converted and joined the Shambaugh Church of God where she was an active member until she became bedfast with arthritis in 1938.  Although she was bedfast 17 years she remained cheerful.

She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Leland, daughter-in-law Bonnie and two grandchildren, Charles William and Janice Ann; a brother Roy Beery of Shambaugh, two nieces, Marjorie Beery of Clearmont, Missouri and Mrs. Charles Lusk of Orem, Utah, a nephew, Merwin Beery of Vancouver, Washington; a sister-in-law Mrs. Maggie Beery of Clarinda, and many friends.

Funeral services were conducted from the Shambaugh Church of God at 10 am Monday September 5, with Rev G E McDaniel in charge, assisted by Rev Wilson.  Vocal music was by Grace Ropp and Elva Moger. Pianist was Fern Miller. Flower bearers were Elsie Walker, Grace Camp, Vesta Miller, and Pauline Cabbage.  Basket bearers were Lorraine Hughes, Melvin Cabbage, Leland Reeves, Charley Geer, Leo Miller, and Harve Miller.  Burial was at the side of her husband in Clarinda Cemetery


The Late Mrs. Martha Calhoon

The death of Mrs. Martha Calhoon, widow of N. J. Calhoon, was mentioned briefly in the Journal last Thursday. 

She died Tuesday, May 18, 1915 at 7 o’clock am, at the age of 86 years and 6 months at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. I D Christie, in Clarinda.  The maiden name of the late Mrs. Calhoon was Thompson.  She was born in Columbia County, Ohio.  She moved to Iowa in 1858, and from that year has been a resident of Clarinda. 

Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Calhoon, of who six are left to mourn the loss of a mother.  They are G. M. Calhoon of Kansas City, Kansas, Mrs. J H Damewood of Clarinda; Mrs. William Hill of Coin; Mrs. W T Montgomery of Moffat, Colorado; A C Calhoon of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. I D Christie of Clarinda. 

Mrs. Calhoon united with the Presbyterian Church in early childhood.  She was one of the members of the early Presbyterian Church organization of Clarinda and remained in that church until her death. 

The funeral services was from the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Christie, Thursday, May 20 at 2:30 pm, conducted by Dr. William H Wilson, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and was largely attended by relatives and friends.  Interment was in the Clarinda city Cemetery, beside the remains of Mrs. Calhoon’s husband.

Alexander Calhoon

The funeral of Alexander Calhoon was held at the undertaking rooms of C H Oats in Clarinda, Monday afternoon, December 10 at 1:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev M. M. Cable, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, who red the following obituary:

Alexander Calhoon, son of George and Jane Calhoon, was born in Holes county, Ohio, Mary 20, 1837, died in Lawton, Oklahoma, December 4, 1917.  Mr. Calhoon had five brothers and two sisters-David, John, James, Robert, and Newton, Hanna and Eliza-all of whom have preceded him in death.  When quite a young man Mr. Calhoon came to Clarinda, Iowa and spent a number of years clerking for his brother John, who was engaged in general mercantile business.  After leaving Clarinda Mr. Calhoon spent a number o f years in Kansas and then went to Oklahoma where he was engage in different lines of business.  He spent the latter part of his life in Lawton, Oklahoma where he was highly esteemed I the business and social world.  Having remained single all his life he wished, when death claimed him to be placed at rest in the Clarinda Cemetery, by the side of his father.  Mr. Calhoon leaves a number of relatives and friends who deeply mourn his departure.

‘Sleep on. O soul, with peaceful sleep,

From which none ever wakes to weep;

you’ve earned this long much needed rest.

Sleep on, sleep on. O loved and blessed.’’

In accordance with the desire of the deceased his remains were laid to rest in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Calhoon

Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Calhoon, formerly of Nodaway Township, Page County, Iowa, and later of Clarinda, is dead.  The Brush (Colorado) Tribune of March 10 said:  At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Winger, of Brush, Colorado, Sunday, March 5, 1911, Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Calhoon, age 75 years, 5 months, and 5 days died of pneumonia.

The deceased was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, September 24, 1835.  She was united with the Baptist Church at the age of 15.  When 18 years of age she moved with her family to Osceola, Clark County, Iowa, where she was married to H. R. Calhoon, July 2, 1859.  The funeral services were held from the residence at 10 o’clock am, Thursday, Rev Guy E Konkel delivers the sermon, and the remains were laid to rest in the Brush Cemetery.  The deceased is survived by an aged husband, her only daughter, Mrs. Thomas Winger, two sisters and a brother.

Opal M Calhoon

Opal M. Calhoon, 78, of Oakland, Iowa, died August 26, 1984 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born near College Springs, and on December 24, 1926 was married to Harry Calhoon.  They moved from Clarinda to Oakland in 1943.

She was a member of the Oakland Christian Church and was a receptionist for many years at Case Radio and T. V.  Her husband preceded her in death September 17, 1973.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James (Mary) Pendgraft of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Mrs. Earl (Frances) Rollins of Oakland; three sons, Bob and earl of Oakland and Larry of Neola, Iowa; Three sisters, Esther Denney of Burlington Junction, Missouri; Ann Guenther of Bedford, and Evelyn Bain of Elmo, Missouri; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at the Oakland Christian Church.  Interment was in Oakland Cemetery.

Area relatives who attended the services:  Ross Calhoon, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Geer, Maurine Calhoon, Ray Beery, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Brown, and Mrs. Clythia Brown of Clarinda; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Calhoon, Mrs. and Mrs. Norman Williams, and Sarah Larson of New Market; Mrs. Phyllis Davison of Braddyville;  Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Miller of Bedford;  Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Bain, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Twaddle, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Twaddle of Elmo, Missouri; Mrs. Esther Denney and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Denney of Burlington Junction; Mr. and Mrs. Duane Whitehill of Shenandoah;  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Docker, Henderson, Iowa, Mrs. Mildred Sorensen, Treynor; George Calhoon of Ft. Doger and Richard Calhoon of Beatrice, Nebraska.

Elijah Calhoon

The body of Elijah Calhoon, a brother of N. J. Calhoon of Clarinda, was brought to Clarinda, Saturday, from Creston, and was buried in the Clarinda Cemetery.  The deceased died in Creston, Thursday, April 26, 1917, at the age of about 80 years.  Funeral services were held in Creston.  The deceased was formerly a resident of Clarinda, but has made his home at Creston for the past twenty years.

Edward E. Worrell

Edward E Worrell, son of William N and Jenette P Worrell, was born at Perry, Iowa, May 18, 1874 and passed away at 2 am December 15, 1937, at the age of 63 years, 6 months, and 27 days, at his home in Humansville, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to Useba Fulk, December 16, 1901.  He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, and son Frank of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest of Clarinda and Laurence of Conway; two sisters Mrs. Elmira Murren of Shambaugh and Mrs. Elizabeth Willits of Clarinda. His father, mother, four brothers and one sister and three stepdaughters preceded him in death.

He was a member of the United Brethren Church of Salina, Kansas, at the time of his death.  He enlisted in the Army during the Spanish-American War.  He grew to manhood in and around Clarinda.  He was always willing to do his part in a friendly way and leaves many friends.

Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home at two o’clock Saturday afternoon.  Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Horace stone, accompanied at the piano by Miss Marie Brown.  The choir was composed of the nieces, Mrs. Laura Murren, Mrs. Fred Hurst, Mrs. William Hurst, Mrs. Leland McNulty, and Miss Lena Murren.  Pallbearers were the nephews, Clyde Winger, William Hoffmann, Melvin Hurst, and William, Lyle and Marion Fine.  Out of town relatives who attended were a brother, Lawrence Worrell, of Conway, Mrs. Marion Davis of Omaha, Mrs. Frank Worrell and children of Council bluffs, Mrs. William Hurst, Mrs. Fred Hurst, and William Hoffman and Melvin Hurst of Oregon, Missouri.

Woodruff Farmed, Worked at MHI

Funeral services for Lee Woodruff, 82, of Shambaugh wee held Friday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev Roy Draper officiating.

Mr. Woodruff died the evening of January 20, 1887 at Clarkston Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

He was born December 17, `904, at Shambaugh, the son of Charles Robert and Ollie Florence (Cabbage) Woodruff.

On June 5, 1929, he was married to Lucille Linebaugh who survives.

Mr. Woodruff had farmed and spent his last 10 years of work at MHI, retiring in 1970.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by eight children, Richard Dean Woodruff, Shambaugh, Clair Raymond Woodruff, Shambaugh, Samuel Allen Woodruff, Shambaugh, Mrs. Don (Mary Lee) Eberly, Cheney, Washington, Mrs. Ralph (Joyce Ann) Crawford, Clarinda, Mrs. Don (Florence Lucille) Cross, Enid, Oklahoma, Mrs. Dennis (Ruth Elaine) Haley, Shambaugh, and Mrs. Byron (Vickie Sue) Lasley, Clarinda. There are 27 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) Swartz of Shenandoah is a sister.

He was preceded in death by parents, two sisters, Ula Mae Rine and Clara Fern Meyer and two sisters and one brother in infancy. 

Burial was in Butler Cemetery.

Wilburn Dillen

East River Township, Page county, June 1 – [Special Correspondence of The Journal] Wilburn Dillen, son of Harvey and Nancy Killen, was born in Johnson County, Missouri, August 2, 1838, died at his home in East River township, Page County, Iowa, at 4:40 pm, Monday May 24, 1909, aged 70 years, nine months, and 22 days, of paralysis, from which he had been a sufferer since August 27, 1902.  He moved to Nodaway County, Missouri in February 1839, where he resided until November 30, 1893, when he moved to Clarinda, Iowa.  April 15, 15, 1906, he move to East River township, where he resided until his death.

He was married to Mary E. Shankin, march 21, 1861.  To this union were born nine children, three sons and six daughters.  Of these two sons and two daughters preceded him to the better world.  Those who survive him are his wife, Mary E. Dillen; his son George W. Dillen of East River; his daughters, Mrs. V L Malone of Altoona, Kansas, Mrs. E W Butler of Hopkins, Missouri, Mrs. A J Barthalomen of Afton, Iowa, and Mrs. J H Grill of Des Moines, Iowa; his sister, Mrs. Alex Duncan of New Market, his brother, P F Dillen of Shambaugh, and several grandchildren.  All of the immediate family attended the funeral. 

Although Mr. Dillen was not an active member of any church his sympathies were with the Christian, and all thought his illness he has expressed his willingness and readiness to meet his God. 

The funeral was held at the home, eight miles southwest of Clarinda, Wednesday, May 26, at 1 pm with Will O. Hutching in charge.  Music was furnished by a choir, composed of Mr. and Mrs. S W Kelley, Knox Alexander, Perry Harper, Nina Harper, and Emma Allison.  The burial was at the Davis Cemetery.

Rob Davison

Funeral services for rob Davison who died July 22, was held at the Shearer Church July 25, conducted by Rev masters of Burlington Junction and burial was made in the Shearer Cemetery.  Pallbearers were his five sons Roy, Homer, Wilber, Rolla and Virgil and three step-sons Archie, Harlan and Harvey Davison.

Flower girls were his seven granddaughters Pauline Chesnut, Lucille, and Edna Ruth Davison and Verla, Francis, Mary Ruth, and Effie Mable Moffitt.

A quartet composed of Irvin Wilson, Arch Clayton, Mrs. Nellie Miller and Mrs. Lola Stewart sang with Mrs. Thelma Owens at the piano.

Robert Davison, son of Wayne and Nancy Davison was born March 4, 1859 and departed this life July 22, 1939 at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 18 days; at the home of his son Rolla.

He was united in marriage to Mary Anna Laub on Feb 19, 1880.  To this union six sons and five daughters were born.  His wife and four children, Ora, Clyde, Orpha May, Dilla Alice, and an infant daughter preceded him in death.  April 16, 1915, the wife and mother was called to the great beyond and he was left to rear his children alone.

On April 22, 1921 he was united in marriage to Bell Davison.  He is survived by his wife and five sons Roy, Homer, Wilber, Rolla, and Virgil, all of near Braddyville, and two daughters, Mrs. Dicie Chesnut of Clearmont, Missouri and Mrs. Bertha Moffit of Braddyville; five step-children Mrs. Lulu Carmichael and Harvey Davison of Bedford; Archie and Harland Davison of Hopkins; and Mrs. Pearl Altha of Chillicothe, Missouri; 21 grandchildren, one brother Silas of Maize Kansas, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was born and spent his entire life on the same farm in Page County, Iowa were he died.  His friends were numbered by has acquaintances.  He was one of Page county’s oldest and most honorable citizens.  He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor and a great lover of little children.  He always had a kind word for every child that came near him.  His life was a splendid example that will be long remembered.

He was a patient sufferer during his last days.  He always appreciated everything that was done for him and was ready to meet his Savior.

All that loving hands and medical kind could do was done to relieve his suffering but the master had a place for him and called him home.

Mary Good Journey

Mary Catherine Good, daughter of Aaron and Barbra Blosser Good, was born October 21, 1865, near Shambaugh, Iowa, and died at Shambaugh, January 13, 1936, at the age of 90 years, tree months and 23 days,

She was married to Benoni B Journey, Jan 14, 1882.  After they established their home they live in page county most of their lives, except about seven years which they spent in Frontier County, Nebraska.

To this union five children were born:  Nettie Belle Geisler, Martinez, California, Grace Ethel Grau, Salinas, California, Blanche Ella Spencer, Shambaugh, Iowa, Guy Wesley Journey deceased, Loris Fern Johnson, Independence, Missouri.  Surviving are six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Mrs. Journey died May 1951 at the age of 92.

She was converted at the age of 13 and lived a Christian till the end.  She was a great believer in prayer and in God’s wonderful power to heal.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 pm on Monday, January 16, 1956, with Mrs. T Fessler in charge.  Vocal music was by Horace and Thelma Stone.  Organist was Aletha Hutchings.  Casket bearers were Wilie Babb, Port Reed, Dale Weaver, Leland Bunting, Floyd Pierson and Kenneth Hazelton.  Burial was in the Davis Cemetery.

W. A. Johnston

William Arthur Johnston, son of William and Rosanna Oster Johnston was born November 23, 1876 and departed this life July 20, 1961 after a lingering illness, at the age of 84 years, seven months, and 27 days.

On October 25, 1898 he was united in marriage to bertha Drusilla Barnhill.  To this union were born nine children.  Those left to morn his passage are his wife, four daughter, Mrs. Albert (Faye) Teuscher of Loveland, Colorado, Mrs. Harry (Lu Eva) Canary of Miltonville, Kansas, Mrs. George (Mary) Funkhouser of Greeley Colorado, and Mrs. Ray (Pauline) McKeown of College Springs; four sons Ola and Garland of Clarinda, Erman of Braddyville and Arthur of Coin; 24 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.  One son, Lyle preceded him in death, Mary 12,, 1943 giving his life in service during World War II.

Mr. Johnston was from a family of eight children, all having gone before him.

He joined the Methodist church at an early age, later change his membership to the Christian Church at Braddyville.  He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.  He was engaged in farming, mostly in Page County, Iowa and Nodaway County, Missouri.  He will be greatly missed by his family and host of friends.

Services were held from the Walker Funeral Home Pallbearers were Norman Johnston, Rodney Johnston, John W Johnston, Clarence R Johnston, Junior Tuescher, and Allen Barnhill.  Rev C R Fitz of the College Springs Methodist church was officiating clergyman.

Mrs. Floyd Journey, Dallas Township, died Tuesday

Mrs. Floyd Journey of Dallas Township, age 40, died at her home at 10:30 am Tuesday, April  9, 1944, following a short illness.  Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 pm at the Baptist church in New Market and burial was in Memory Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Betty Jo and Nancy and her mother, Mrs. Kate Cook.

C H Journey

C H Journey, son of Amos N and Mary E Journey was born on December 18, 1890, near New Market, and passed away December 27, 1944 at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 54 years and 9 days.

He grew to manhood in Taylor County.  On February 23, 1918, he was inducted in the service of his country in WW I, during which service he was gassed at Dead Man’s Hill 304.

 On December 25, 1922, he was united in marriage to Nellie M Aid at Shambaugh, Iowa Soon after their marriage they settle on the farm which has been their home since.  To this union were born two children, Ethel Arlene and Mary Elba.  Also two nieces Gracia Journey Miller of Clarinda and Helen Journey Ferguson of Bedford were taken into their home after the death of their mother.

Mr. Journey was a member of Legion post of New Market and of the VFW of Clarinda, he being the color bearer for a number of years.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, two daughters, two nieces reared in his home, two sisters, Mrs. Glen Godfrey of New market and Mrs. edna Gard of Des Moines, five brothers, Ray of Bedford, Harry of Oklahoma, Canada, Claude  of Denver, Colorado, Floyd and Stine of New Market; one aunt Mrs. Armanda Griffith of Clarinda, also other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30 at 2 pm at the Mennonite Church, conducted by Rev T J Overholt, assisted by Mrs. T J Overholt.  A quartet composed of Rev and Mrs. Overholt and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stone furnished the music, with Mrs. Jesse Brown playing the accompaniment.

The casket bearers were Ferd Radke, Bill Boyd, Ed Malvern, Claude Cavender, Bill Cabeen and Grant Jones.  The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Jessie Pressley, Miss Elizabeth Updike, Mrs. Essie Pratt and Mrs. Ruth McKay.

The pre-committal rites were in charge of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars with Roy Johnson as commander.  Ralph Pratt, Irvin McKay, Marion jetton, and Ralph Andrews were members of the firing squad, with Wayne Steeves, Colburn Payne and Jake Bonsall as color bearers, and jess Brown, Elmer Avery and C T Bales as color guards, and John Dougherty played taps. 

Interment was in the Memory Cemetery.

Stine Journey

Amos Stine Journey, youngest son of Amos N and Mary Elizabeth Woods Journey, was born November 21, 1899, southwest of Bedford, Iowa, and died suddenly at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, April 13, 1948, at the age of 48 years, 4 months, and 22 days.

His father died when he was one month of age.  His entire life has been spent in Page and Taylor counties.

He was married September 25, 1924, to Eva Kendall of near Villisca.  To this union two children, Dorothe Lucille and Vernon Stine were born.

He leaves his wife and daughter, Dorothe Lucille at home, and his son Pvt. Vernon Stine, who is the US Army and is now stationed at Fort Ord, California.  Two sisters, Mrs. Glen Godfrey of New Market and Mrs. Edna Gard of Des Moines.  Four brothers Ray of Bedford, Harry of Preeceville, Sask., Canada, Claude of Denver, Colorado, and Floyd C of New market.  Several nieces, nephews ,other relatives and host of friends.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by his mother and two brothers Galen and C. H.

Funeral services were held at the New Market Methodist church Friday, April 16, at 2 pm, conducted by Rev Clarence Moore, assisted by Rev J B Starkey.  The singing was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stone of Braddyville and accompanied by Arlene Hazelton of Shambaugh.  Pallbearers were R H Pratt, H M Orr, Albert Radke, Clifford Drennon, Noel Carpenter, and T W Crawford.

Flower girls Nancy Lee Journey, Mrs. Betty Jo Edwards, Mrs. Arlene Slaight, and Mrs. Mary Gray were nieces.

Relatives for a distance attending the funeral were Pvt. Vernon Journey of Fort Ord, California, Claude Journey of Denver, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. W O Gord of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Journey of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Journey of Bedford, Mrs. Geneva Schmidt of St. Louis, Missouri.

Mrs. Minnie Hamm

Mrs. Minnie Alice Hamm, wife of Lawrence D. Hamm, died in Clarinda, Wednesday, April 21, 1909.  She had been critically ill for about three weeks.  She was the daughter of Mrs. E. E. Worrell, now of Valley township, and her maiden name was Fulk.  She was 20 years of age the 13th of last January.  She was married December 16, 1908 to Mr. Hamm, so hardy more than a bride.  She has passed to the great beyond.  The funeral will be at the Church of God in Shambaugh, Friday, April 23 at 2 pm conducted by Rev W. E. Kelley.  The burial will be in the Clarinda City Cemetery.