Page County, Iowa Obituaries
from: Jerry Hamm -

Rodney Edward Carnagey

Funeral services for Rodney E. Carnagey, 52, of Emerson, Iowa will be held at the Hackett Funeral Home in Shenandoah, Iowa on Monday, June 14, 1996, at 1:30 pm.  Burial will take place at the Emerson Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 - 8 pm on Sunday at the Hacket Funeral Home.  Memorials may be directed to the family.

Rodney Edward Carnagey, the son of Clyde and Ruby (Johnson) Carnagey, was born at Red Oak, Iowa on October 16, 1943.  He graduated from Nishna Valley High School.  He was a laborer by trade and wasa a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2715 in Red Oak.  Rodney passed away at his home in Emmerson on Wednesday of Natural Causes.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Carnagey of Shenandoah, Iowa; his children, Tim Carnagey and wife Brenda of Dumont, Iowa, Julie Looft and her husband Brian of Shawnee, Kansas, Brian Carnagey and his wife Rena of Memphis, Tennessee. David Carnagey and his wife Kenzie of Kansas City, Missouri, and Jennifer Carnagey of Pittsburg, Kansas; a sister, Maxine Coy of Red Oak; two brothers Rugene Carnagey of Shenandoah and Garland Carnagey of Fort Worth, Texas; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Carrie Alice (Wirth) Brummett
Carrie Alice Brummett, 78, of Clarinda died Thursday morning at Municipal Hospital shortly after having been admitted.
She was born October 30, 1898, in Taylor county, the daughter of John and Margaret Davison Wirth.  She was married to Alvin Brummett who preceded her in death, January 24, 1970.
The Brummetts had farmed near New Market and following his death she stayed at the farm home until moving to Clarinda about two years ago.
Mrs. Brummett is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Ethel) Woldruff of Clarinda.  There are two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Brothers are Paul Wirth of Conway, Ray Wirth of Villisca, and Floyd Writh of Vancouver, Washington, and sisters are Mrs. Harley (Grace) Diggs of Gravity and Mrs. Roscoe (Leila) Schooling of Bedford.
Funeral services were held his Monday Morning at Walker Funeral Home with Rev John Clark in charge.  Rosevelyn Bashor was soloist and Mary Anderson organist.
Casket bearers were Eldon Fine, Estel Combs, Thelbert Kendrick. Dolphon Bashor, Dale Hanson and Harold Hakes,  Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery.

Betty Jean Duncan - 1919-2015.

Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, was born the 3rd of October, 1919, and until her passing March 28th, 2015, at home in Lincoln, Nebraska, lived the kind of life American dreams are made of. With a spirit any pioneer would be proud of, she loved and worked hard, influencing her large, loving family in every way possible.
She was the daughter of Lloyd and Isabelle Farquhar Whipp and was proceeded in death by husbands Donald Duncan and Willis Warner. Following graduation from Amity High School of College Springs, Iowa, she attended the Junior College in Clarinda and later the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. In September 1941 she married Donald Duncan. She was first a farmer and a homemaker, but also handled accounting for their car business. With her husband, she would become an intricate part of the formation of both Duncan Motors and Duncan Aviation. Along with her dedication towards the success of her familys companies, she was a dietitian for World War II prisoners of War, a patron of the arts, an obsessive gardener, a gifted quilter and a pilot - she loved to fly her J3 Piper Cub. Of all of her accomplishments, the role of mother, grandmother and great grandmother stands as her pride and joy.
Betty left a vast family behind, all of whom loved her greatly and will always remember her vitality, love and enthusiasm, which is her greatest legacy of all. Her children - Robert and Karen Duncan, Kathryn Duncan and Paul Pickhinke, Dianne and Brian Thomas. Her grandchildren and their spouses - Todd and Connie Duncan, Paige Duncan and Jonathan Henning, Ian Thompson and Muna Coobtee, Eric and Yvette Thompson, Sean and India Thomas, Blake and Lindsey Thomas, Drew Thomas and Lindsay McMinn. Her great grandchildren - Harrison and PK Duncan, Summer and Mae Stokes, Duncan Henning, Rami and Naseem Coobtee, Joaquin Thompson and Huck Thomas.
A celebration of Bettys life will be held at the Assemblage Gallery on Monday, March 30th, 1828 N Street, Lincoln Nebraska, 6:30 pm Cocktails / 7 pm Dinner. In lieu of flowers and memorials, donations can be made to the International Quilt Study Center, or Capital Humane Society. For more information, please contact Roper and Sons Funeral Home:  

Services held for Herbert Hamm

SHAMBAUGH—Herbert L (Herb) Hamm, 79, died Oct 28 at the Harold Scott home at Juniata,  Neb. His wife, Nellie is ill in a nursing home in Hastings, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Hamm with their family lived in Shambaugh a few years.  Last years in Page County they lived on a farm east of  Clarinda before moving to Glenwood, where they made their home until going to Juniata to be near their daughter.

He leaves his wife, Nellie, two sons, Glenn Hamm of Glenwood and Ermal Hamm of Illinois, daughter, Mrs. Harold (Juanita) Scott, a brother, Ralph Hamm of Aurora, Missour, two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Phipps of Clarinda and Mrs. Charley (Iva) Gibson of Council Bluffs, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Their son, Darrell died a few years ago.

Funeral services were at the Raynour-Letl FuneraL  Home in Glenwood with graveside services at Clarinda.

Mrs, Elsa Fern (Davison) Smaich, 41, of 6604 North Wayne, Gladstone, died early today at her home after a short illness. She was born in St. Joseph, Mo., and lived in Greater Kansas City 14 years. She was employed by the Sinclair & Valentine corporation. She leaves her husband, Steven J. Smaich of the home; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Starr. St. Joseph; a brother, Eldon Davison, Alma, Mich., and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Davison, St. Joseph.

Etta Mae (Cassell) Holbrook

Etta Mae Cassell, daughter of J J and Mary Cassell was born March 6,1868 near Ottumwa. la and passed away July 7, 1939 aged 71 years, 4 months and 1 day.

She was the youngest of a family of ten children, three brothers and six sisters. At the a g e of 5 she came with her parents to Page county, where they resided for several years north of Braddyville on the Taggart farm before moving to Nodaway county. Missouri, a few miles southeast of Braddyville where she grew to womanhood.

She was united in marriage to Isaac Nelson Holbrook on Dec 25,18S7.

To this union was given four sons, Harley Dale, Charley Dell, Granville Jackson, and Bert Nelson. Granville preceded his mother in death in May, 1930. Harley. Charley and Bert survive her, all living in Clarinda.

Mrs. Holbrook lived the most of her life in and near Braddyville with the exception of t w o years in Norton county, Kansas, and one year in California. She moved with her family to Clarinda. Iowa in October, 1936, where she resided until her departure.

Mrs Holbrook united with the Christian church in Braddyville in 1903 and l i v e d a faithful Christian life thereafter

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Isaac Nelson Holbrook; three sons, Charley, Harley and Bert, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren, one brother, George Cassell of Eldorado, Kansas ; one sister, Mrs. Hanna McCombs, College Springs, a number of nieces and nephews are among the more distant relatives besides friends who mourn
her passing

Dear mother, you fought a good fight, you finished the course, you kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up a crown of righteousness for all them that love Him at His appearing.

Funeral was at the Christian church at Braddyville, Sunday afternoon at 2 O'clock , Rev C M Eppard having charge of the sermon and service. Pallbearers were her three sons , Del, Dale and Granville, grandson, Kenneth Holbrook, Robert Lee and Mathew Bolsem.  Flower girls were three nieces, Mary McComb, Luella Holbrook, and Ruth McComb.

Burial was in the cemetery at Braddyville.

Saturday services for Irene Jamison

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Jamison, 91, of rural Braddyville will be at 2 pm Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in College Springs with Rev. Charles Bulger officiating.

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

Mrs. Jamison died Wednesday evening at Goldenrod Manor Nursing Home. 

She was born Dec. 21, I895, at Clarinda, the daughter of James and Lillian Edmonds Burwell. 

On Jan. 12, 1922, she was married to Jay H. Jamison who preceded her in death on Apr. 30, 1984. 

Mrs. Jamison is survived by four children: Mrs. George (Lotta May) Lewis, Mendota, Illinois, Horace Henry (Bud) Jamison, Braddyville; Mrs. Robert (Janis Irene) Jensen, Harlan; and James Burwell Jamison, Mendota, Illinois. There are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, husband, and brother Roy.

Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to College Springs Presbyterian Church


Roy Robert Davison

Davison was a lifelong Braddyville resident

Funeral services for Roy Robert Davison, 93, of rural Braddyville will be at 10:30 am Saturday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev Bettie Hull officiating.

Visitation will be from 7 - 8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Davison was born October 20, 1893 east of Braddyville.  He lived in the same neighborhood all of his life until he entered Bethesda Care Center five months ago.  He died there Wednesday afternoon (March 23, 1987).

On February 23, 1921 he was married to Rocene Clark, who preceded him in death in 1953.

Mr. Davison is survived by a son, Merlin of Braddyville, and three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Brothers are Homer and Virgil  Davison of Braddyville. 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucille Carter; two brothers Rolla and Wilbyr Davison; two sisters, Dicie Chestnut and Bertha Moffit.

Burial will be in Shearer cemetry, east of Braddyville.

Verl B. Wright

Verl B. Wright, 70, of rural New Market, died Saturday afternoon, March 6, 1993, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, where had had been admitted that day.

He was born November 18, 1922 in Brownville, Nebraska, the son of John and Margaret Sconce Wright.  He was married to Marjorie Hughes on October 15, 1942.  They had farmed in the New Market area.

He is survived by his wife Margorie and three children;  Keith and wife Patty Wright of New Market; Robert and wife Jane Wright of West Des Moines; and Susan and husband Kevin Mellot, of Roy, Utah.  There are sever grandchildren.  Sisters are Geneva Karg, Clarinda, and Anna Guilliatt, New Market.

He was preceded in death by parents and a brother, Samuel Wright.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm, Tuesday March 9, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev. John Clark officiating.  Visitation will be Monday evening at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm.  Burial will be in the Memory Cemetery.

A memorial fund is being established.

Richard Allen “Dick” Jones

Richard A. "Dick" Jones, 68, of Iowa City, died Saturday, August 6, 2005, peacefully, in the place that he felt most comfortable, his home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday at the Welsh Congregational Church. The Reverend Nancy F. English, former pastor at the Welsh Church, will officiate.
Private burial will be in the Welsh Church Pioneer Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Welsh Congregational Church Preservation Fund.
Richard was born August 17, 1936 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Eldon and Helen (Lawson) Jones. He had attended the University of Iowa and was a 1958 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago.
Richard moved to Iowa City and was a funeral director. He owned and operated Beckman-Butherus-Jones Funeral Home in Iowa City until 1979. He then opened the "Wood Clinic" in North Liberty, a furniture refinishing business. For nineteen years he was a hospital mortician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, retiring in 1998.
Richard was a longtime member of the Welsh Congregational Church, the Central Iowa Garden Railway Society and assisted in publishing the Railway Newsletter. He was a past member of the Iowa Funeral Director's Association.
Richard was gifted at creating stained glass windows and other objects. He enjoyed his motorcycle on which he had traveled throughout the United States, but his great love was garden railroading.
He is survived by his partner, Marshal Childs of Iowa City; two daughters, Melissa Lynn Jones and L. Michelle Jones, both of Iowa City; six grandchildren, Molly, Joshua and Jacob Cambridge; Destinee McClarnon; Justin and Emily Jones; one great granddaughter, Madison Jo; aunt, Frances Mitchell of Portland, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Brian in 2001 and his former wife Priscilla.
Online condolences may be directed to

Published in the Press-Citizen on Aug. 8, 2005


Hazel L Goforth

Mrs. Hazel L Goforth, 66, of Bedford, died Thursday morning, October 17, 1991 at the home of her sister, Edithe Schroeder in Creston.

She was born December 22, 1924 at Creston, the daughter of V. P. and Emma Wilson England.  She was married to Neil Hamm who preceded her in death in 1963.

Mrs. Goforth was a resident of Bedford and had been a waitress.

She is survived by three children, Larry Hamm, Villisca;  Dianna Harrison, Bedford, and Clifford Hamm, Clarinda.  There are eight grandchildren.  Sisters and brothers are Dorothy Knowles, Maryville, Missouri, Gladys Oebbie, Hillsboro, Oregon, Mildred West, Bedford, Thomas England, Seattle, Washington, and Edith Schroeder, Creston.

She was preceded in death by parents and husband, Neil Hamm.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Monday, October 21, 1991 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with Pastor Glenn Meyer officiating.

Visitation will be from 7-8 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Clarinda Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to Green Valley Hospice in Creston.

Neil Hamm, 55, died after truck trip.

Neil Hamm, 55, died quite suddenly at 6:30 pm Tuesday. He had finished his run with the film transport truck and after parking it in the rear of the Clarinda Automotive Parts, he evidently felt ill so he got out of the truck and was found leaning on one of the rear dual wheels of the truck trailer where he was discovered by some people as they parked their car on the city parking lot near where he had parked the truck.

He was born at Clarinda and spent his entire lifetime in this community. He was a Veteran of WWII. He had worked for the Transport Firm for 13 years.

He is survived by his mother, Edith Hamm, Clarinda, his wife, Hazel, and 10 children, Ronald Hamm, Ephrata, WA, Norman Baker, Red Oak, David Baker, Villisca, Larry Hamm, Clarinda, Clifford Hamm Clarinda, Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Stiffle, Red Oak, Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Zeleniak Madrid, Spain, Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Simmons, Omaha, Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) Wallace, Omaha, and Dianna Hamm, Clarinda.

He was preceded in death by daughter Ruth, a brother LeRoy, and a sister, Vona, Clarinda.

Funeral  Services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Saturday with Rev Clem Keyes in charge.  Soloist will be Mary Bremmel and organist will be Althea Hutchins, casket bearers will be Gene Maley, Frank Moeller Darrell Beckel, Paul Wilson, Leslie Knowles,and Harold McClarnon.  Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.  Military services will be in charge of the American Legion.

Herbert Dee Lymer Was retired farmer

Herbert Dee Lymer, 79, of Graham, Mo, died Sept. 20, 1985 in a Maryville, Missouri hospital.  He was born Mar. 16, 1906, near College Springs and farmed in that area, until moving to Fillmore, Mo, in 1949.

He was the son of the late George Lymer and the former Emily Davison. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Bertha “Irene” Ripley on Nov. 29, 1978.

He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Don Mink, Alliance, Ne; Mrs. Wilmer Wolf, Barnard, Mo; Mrs. Eldon Troth, Graham, Mo; Mrs. Arnold Hughes, Rosendale, Mo, Mrs. Forrest Christian, Maitland, Mo; and Mrs. Phillip Davison, St. Joseph Mo; a son, George Lymer, Filmore, Mo; a brother, George Winfred Lymer, Wichita, Ks; and 19 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 22 at the Church of God, Fillmore, Mo. Rev. Lacy Williams and Rev. Ray Moushon  officiated.  Interment was in the Fillmore cemetery, Fillmore, Mo. Services were under the direction of Breit and Hawkins' Funeral Home, Savannah, Mo.

Lora (Wagoner) Magwitz

Tuesday services for Lora Magwitz, 73

Mrs. Arnold (Lora) Magwitz, 73, of Clarinda died suddenly at her home on Sept. 22, 1985.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1912 in Page County, a daughter of Carl and Lily Hartstack Wagoner.

She was married to Arnold Magwitz on Feb. 23, 1941, and they farmed until 1978 when they moved into Clarinda. She worked part-time at the Dairy Queen in Clarinda for the past six years.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church since 1942.

In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by two children, Mrs. Bill (Karen) Jennings, Clinton, Mo, and Myron Magwitz of Clarinda.  There are four grandchildren. Brothers are Leonard and Floyd Wagoner of Clarinda.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm on Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Tom Eggold officiating. Visitation will be from 7-8 pm this Monday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial will be in Immanuel cemetery.

Anna (Linebaugh) Lawrence

Local relatives learn of sister's death

SHAMBAUGH- Goldie Huddle received word of the death of her sister, Anna Lawrence of Aloha, Or, on Sept. 18 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Charlie and Rosemary Pace at Doty, Wa, following a long illness.

Anna was born in Nodaway County, Mo, Nov. 4, 1895, the daughter of Isaiah and Mary Hostetter Linebaugh, and grew up in the Clearmont area.

Survivors include her daughter, Rosemary, sons, Ralph Reed and Vern Frank Reed; several grandchildren and one sister, Goldie Huddle of rural Clarinda. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, E.R. Lawrence, two months ago; one son, one daughter, two brothers and six sisters.

The funeral was held Sept. 21 at the Nazarene Church in Beaverton, Or.


Martha Clara (Grebert) Krieser

Martha was born on June 16, 1932 to Fred and Clara (Maier) Grebert in Clarinda, IA. She attended Clarinda High School and graduated in 1950. On January 15, 1953, Martha was united in marriage to Harold Krieser at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA.

Martha enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Garland, NE. In her free time she enjoyed reading, shopping, playing scrabble and cards. She loved going to parties at her daughter’s houses. Martha passed away on May 7, 2015 in Lincoln, NE at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 21 days.

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Gary) Jacobsen, Garland, NE, Deanne (Steve) Rische, Crete, NE; grandchildren, Travis (Amanda) Keslar, Garland, NE, Brittany (Blaine) Fulton, Omaha, NE, Drew (Mary) Rische, Crete, NE; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Brinlee Keslar, Elijah, Noah and Halle Fulton, Graysen and Elliott Rische; brother-in-law, Kermit (Mary) Krieser, Garland, NE; sister-in-law, Gwen Krieser, Garland, NE.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Clara Grebert; husband, Harold Krieser; brother and sister-in-law, Hilbert and Frances Grebert; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eleanora and Herb Herzberg, Edna and Paul Herzberg; twin sister; brother-in-law, Harvey Krieser and Lee Krieser.

John G. Graff

John G. Graff, born Clarinda, Iowa, June 29, 1926 and went to be with his Lord on December 24th, 2005. Beloved husband of Mary for 54 years; father of Nancy (Bob) Baumrucker of West Chicago, IL and Jim (Louise) Graff of LaGrange Park IL; brother to Jim (Louisville, KY) and Jerry (Springfield, IL); grandfather to Beth, Matt, Laura Baumrucker and Edward, Grace, and Molly Graff. Retired insurance executive after 38 years and a Graduate of Iowa State University. Formerly of Western Springs, IL, and more recently Fairview Village in Downers Grove, IL. Enjoyed reading, the arts, volunteering his time helping others both at the Western Springs Baptist Church-The Village Church (WSBC-TVC) and Fairview Village. Memorial services to be held at the WSBC-TVC, 4475 Wolf Rd., Western Springs, IL 60558, on Thursday, January 5, 2005, starting at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be directed to the WSBC-TVC. For more information contact the WSBC-TVC at (708) 246-1530.

Gladys (Pfander) Short

Gladys Short, age 95, of the Masonic Home of Montana, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2002, at the Masonic Home (Helena, Montana). Gladys was born to Harry & Marcella Pfander in a small farming community in Iowa, where she attended Clarinda Junior College and graduated from the State Teachers College, Marysville, Mo. She lived most of her life in the Midwest until moving to California in the 60's. 
After retirement she and George moved to Oregon and enjoyed going to the ocean, often with a picnic lunch and stopping at their favorite spot - a beautiful forest just before getting to the Pacific Ocean. Indeed, these were the golden years for Gladys and George. While in Salem, Ore., Gladys volunteered at the Red Cross and was active in the Methodist Church.

George died in 1978 and Gladys moved to Montana in 1988 to be near her son, Don, who preceded her in death 10 years ago. For the past 10 years, she has lived at the Masonic Home and constantly commented on how good they were to her and how fortunate she was to be able to stay in such lovely surroundings. Her love of history surfaced often while playing word games at the Home and she even recited the Gettysburg Address, from memory, at breakfast one morning at the age of 93.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, son Don, brothers, Stanley and Elmo, and sisters Hazel, Leona and Florence. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marge Short, of Helena; two grandsons, Steven Short of Great Falls and Gary Short of Bozeman; granddaughter, Barbara Gleason of Great Falls; great-grandson, Andrew Short of Great Falls; and great-granddaughter Megan Short of Bozeman. A memorial service will be held at the Masonic Home on Monday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. Memorials may be sent in her memory to the Masonic Home, 2010 Masonic Home Road, Helena, MT 59602, or to Hospice of St. Peters. Cremation arrangements have been made through Retz Funeral Home.

McEntaffer, Glen W. "Bill"
Sep 4, 1923 - May 14, 2015 Preceded in death by wife, Cloris. Survived by 5 children; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, May 30th at 11:30am at Dietz Memorial United Methodist Church, 1423 S. 10th St. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900

Cloris Coreen (Cross) McEntaffer
May 5, 1924-Jul 21, 2014 Survived by husband, Glen W. "Bill" McEntaffer; 5 children; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters. MEMORIAL SERVICE to be held at a later date.

Irma Pauline (Cordell) Young
Irma Pauline Young was born September 22, 1924 in Athelstan, Iowa to John and Mary (Rusco) Cordell. She passed away February 24, 2014 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield, Iowa at the age of 89.
Pauline was united in marriage to Burtle Young on September 20, 1941 in Bennett Springs, Missouri. She was a homemaker. He preceded her in death in 2000.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter; Irene Harrison, one son; Rick Young; 2 grandchildren; 2 sisters and 4 brothers. 
She is survived by children: John Young and wife Linda of Villisca, Iowa; Forest Young of Blockton, Iowa; Marvin Young and wife Margaret of Bedford, Iowa; Denzil Young and wife Vickie of Mt. Ayr, Iowa; Janice Maxwell of New Market, Iowa; David Young and wife Shelly of Blockton; Frank Young of Maryville, Missouri; and Shirley Young of Blockton; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Pauline will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri.  Rev. Scott Marcum will officiate. Interment will be in the Athelstan Cemetery near Blockton, Iowa.

Nancy L (Farquhar) Greiman
Nancy L. Greiman, 68, of Brookings, went home to Heaven on Nov. 3, following a five-year battle with cancer.
Nancy was born June 19, 1943, in Clarinda, Iowa to J. Richard and Grace M. (Shields) Farquhar.  
She was raised in Garner, Iowa, and completed nurse’s training in Omaha, Neb.
Nancy married her high school sweetheart, Daniel D. Greiman, Dec. 30, 1966, in Garner. The couple moved briefly to Van Nuys, Calif., then to Simi Valley, Calif., where their children were born. 
After eight years, they resettled in Calabasas, Calif., for 18 years, before moving to Brookings following Dan’s retirement in 1996.
While in California, Nancy worked as a registered nurse for several hospitals. 
While in Brookings, she was employed initially for Southern Oregon Health Care, and then worked in the office of Dr. Pamela Demian. She later purchased Nurses for You, which she owned until illness forced its sale in 2009.
Her career took her into many areas of nursing, where she was a conscientious and hard worker. She found the most satisfaction in caring for others in their home, and enjoyed owning her own business.
She had been a caregiver to her father in his final days, and was always supportive of her family and friends.  She and Dan enjoyed a happy 45-year marriage.
Nancy was exemplary in so many ways: She was talented in hospitality, and greatly enjoyed her home which she co-designed with Dan. She was active in church, and had enjoyed women’s Bible studies wherever she lived. She loved to travel, and had been able to go many places she had longed to see. She also loved her dogs.
Nancy is survived by her husband Dan of Brookings; son and daughter-in-law Brian and Dalene Greiman, and their children Lane and Ashley of McKenna, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law Andrew and Jennifer Greiman, and their children Cody and Megan of Camarillo, Calif.;  mother Grace Farquhar of Loveland, Colo.; brothers John Farquhar and wife Jan of Klemme, Iowa, Charles Farquhar and wife Thelma of Longmont, Colo., and Howard Farquhar and wife Diane of Loveland; and sister Carolyn Rodriguez and husband Sam of Dewey, Ariz. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Dick Farquhar.  
A memorial service will be  at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Calvary Assembly of God, 518 Fir St., in Brookings.  Pastor Adrian Van Aswegan will officiate.
Remembrances may be made to St. Timothy’s Free Healthcare Outreach Clinic, P.O. Box 1237, Brookings, OR  97415.
Arrangements under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.
Condolences may be expressed online at
Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel. 


Hawhee, Sherman Gale - Sherman Gale Hawhee, son of Howard and Mabel (Penwell) Hawhee, was born June 29, 1931 in rural Page County, Iowa.  he was a graduate of Bedford, Iowa High School, Iowa State Teacher’s College, and Garret Evangelical Seminary.

Gale was united in marriage to Ruth Cook on June 11, 1952 in Waukon, Iowa.  Together they serviced churches in Iowa from 1952 until Gale’s retirement in 1992.  At that time, Gale and Ruth moved to Cantril, Iowa where he continued to serve as an interim and pulpit supply pastor.  Gale was very active  in the Conference camping program.  He was also deeply immersed in the Emmaus Movement of the United Methodist Church.  Gale loved people and he loved to preach.  His gift was an enthusiastic zeal for the Lord.  He was a member and past president of the Cantril Lions Club, past president of the Mobile United Methodist Men’s board, and a member of the Cantril Grassroots Development Corporation.  Fishing with his grandchildren and working in his workshop were special times for Gale.

Sherman Gale Hawhee entered his eternal home on January 19, 2000 at the age of 68.  He death was due to pulmonary fibrosis.  Gales memorial service was held on January 22, 2000 at the Cantril United Methodist Church with the Revs. Raymond Doser and David Wendel officiating.  Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril, Iowa.

Family members left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Ruth of Cantril;  three sons, Howard of Austin, Texas, Jerry of Marion, Iowa, and Steven of Ralson, Nebraska; a daughter, Betty Young of Dallas Center, Iowa; his mother Mabel Neumeyer of Bedford, Iowa; and three grandchildren.


John Tyler Schooling was born December 5,1867, in Washington township, Adams county, the son of Phelix O and Caroline Schooling, and passed away at his home In Corning, May 2, 1944, at 12:45 p. m.  Mr. Schooling had not be in the best of health for the past year, but death came very unexpectedly from a heart attack, following a short illness.

In early manhood, Mr. Schooling took up farming the work he followed all his life.  He was united In marriage to Lillie Belle Koneene, in Coming, on July 1st, 1903. Three sons were born to this union, one son; Gilbert Emerson, preceding the father In death.  Twin sons survive Roscoe Frank, now serving at Selma, Alabama, and Ralph Phelix, living on a farm near Brooks. Mo.  Mrs and  Mrs. Schooling farmed in Taylor County, in Holt township, moving to Adams county in November, 1902, living in Corning part of the time. Mr. Schooling was n member of the Christian church, with membership in the Fairview church.

Surviving relatives besides his wife and sons are: Susie  Cain of California; Nora Hoagland, of Montana; William Schooling of Mt, Etna; Martha Schooling, of Corning; Bertha Holbrook, of Corning; three grandsons, Ronald Dean Schooling, and Garry Glee and Larry Lee Schooling.

Funeral servlces were held from the Rolland Funeral Home, Saturday, May 6, 1944, at 3 pm, with Rev F. G. Barnes conducting the services.  Interment was in the Prairie Rose Cemetery.



Elmer H. Steeve
March 25, 1921 - March 6, 2015

Elmer Steeve passed away on March 6, 2015 surrounded by beloved family and friends. He was a loving husband to his wife Wilma and an amazing father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Wilma, his three daughters Norma Calvi, Barbara Kirmsse and Dana Pearson and her husband Joe Pearson, his sister Eunice Herzberg, his grandchildren Jim Calvi and his wife Robyn, Ken Kirmsse Jr. and his wife Cindy, Melinda Colgrove and her husband Paul, Chad Pearson and his wife Christen, and Kristina Giordano. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Christopher Calvi, David Calvi, Carolyn Calvi, Mathew Calvi, Hope Calvi, Juliana Calvi, Alexis Davis, Mckenna Kirmsse, Giana Pearson and Ian Henders.

Harley LeRoy Savage

Harley LeRoy Savage, age 86, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He was born March 1, 1930 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Orie Haven and Dorothy (Hart) Savage.
He graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1949, and attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne in Korea where he was wounded and awarded a Purple Heart. He re-enlisted July of 1953 in the 86th infantry and served until 1955 when he was honorable discharged.
Harley married Faye Muchenberger on September 24, 1955. He was employed at Rhinelander Paper Company for over 40 years, and was President of Union Local #91-15 for many years. Harley worked in the Maintenance and Power Departments. He also served on the Police and Fire Commission for 14 years, (1980-1994) and was on the United Way Board for several years. Harley played football and hockey in high school and college. He also played for the Merrill Foxes Football team the Green Hornets Hockey Team. He enjoyed watching these sports, especially the “Packers”. He bowled with his friends at the Labor Temple for many years. Reading his collection of Western books gave him a lot of pleasure in his retirement.
Harley is survived by his wife, Faye, his two children; Rene (Jeff Kroha) and Michael, his grandchildren; Amelia Savage and Patrick Zastrow, three nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father B.F. (Bill) Golden, sister, Carol (Todd) Sheldon and a daughter in law, Amy Fleury Savage.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. at Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home with Chaplain John Uhlarik officiating. Visitation will be from 2:30P.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery. Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists 24 E. Davenport St. Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501 – 715-365-4343. Celebrating lives and healing hearts. All are invite to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

Mrs. Marjorie (Dow) Livengood

Mrs. Marjoire Livengood, 64, former Elmo resident, died Saturday evening in a Fairfax hospital. Mrs. Livengood had resided in at the Northview Manor in Tarkio since June.

She was born Dec. 23,1911 at College Springs, Iowa and was the daughter of the late Charles and Carry Thompson Dow. She was married to Eurod Livengood, who died in 1964.

Mrs. Livengood and her husband had operated a grocery store and gas station in Elmo several years ago. She had also been employed as a telephone operator there.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Maire Twaddle, Maryville; Mrs. Zeke (MarJorie) Smith, Elmo; and Mrs. Gary (Connie) Marriott, Clarinda, Iowa; two sons, Lynn, (Curley) Livengood, Elmo and Dale Iivengood, Tarkio; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Beals, Manitoba, Canada; Mrs. Gladys Hiles, St. Joseph; and Mrs. Alma Geer, New Market, Iowa; two brothers, Ben Dow, Clarinda and Stanley Dow, Clearmont.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Elmo United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles Reed officiating. Burial will be in the LaMar Cemetery near Elmo. The family will meet friends from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at the Elmo Memorial Chapel.

Carmaleta Lee (Sullivan) Wilson,

Carmaleta Lee Sullivan Wilson, 68, a teacher from 1985 to 2000 at Grasshopper Green and Kenwood Schools, a private preschool and elementary school in Annandale, died Sept. 12 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She had scleroderma, a connective tissue disorder.
Mrs. Wilson, an Annandale resident, was born in Shenandoah, Iowa. She moved to the Washington area about 25 years ago.
Survivors include her husband, Don Wilson, of Annandale, whom she married in 1954; two sons, Joel Wilson of Omaha and Brett Wilson of Centreville; two daughters, Wendi Bridge of Annandale and Kerry Villella of Herndon; a half brother; a half sister; and four grandchildren.

Carl Axel Anderson

Carl Anderson, 94, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Madison County Health Care System in Winterset.

Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 20 at Ochiltree Funeral Service in Winterset, where family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday August 21 at Ochiltree Funeral Service, with burial to follow in the Winterset Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at

Carl is survived by two sons, Dale (Linda) Anderson of White Pigeon, MI and Glen (Linda) Anderson of Winterset; seven grandchildren, Michael Anderson, Robert Anderson, Woody Little, Andrew Little, Allen Anderson, Emma Hantelmann, and Aaron Anderson; 14 great grandchildren; brothers, David (Marge) Anderson of Lee's Summit, MO and Ted (Jean) Anderson of Independence, MO; sister, Agnes Bonema of Barefoot Bay, FL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Charles Elbert Akes

Mr. Charles Elbert Akes, age 81, of Blair, died November 18, 2016, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Living Hope Church of Blair, Nebraska. Graveside services will follow at the Pioneer Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday at the church beginning at 10 a.m.
Charles Akes was born on November 6, 1935, in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of James and Ruth Akes. He was raised in Clarinda and attended school there. On September 7, 1954, he was united in marriage to Joyce Freeman in Sidney, Iowa. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Tory and Tammy. The family lived in Iowa until 1977, when they made their permanent home in Blair. Charles was a longtime employee of Dana College, working in the maintenance department. Charles always put the Lord first in his life, and dedicated himself to his wife and family. Everyone was drawn to his gentle and loving spirit. He was never at a loss to share a joke with his family, friends or a stranger.
Charles enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Samuel, and going fishing.
Mr. Akes is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce of Blair; daughters, Tory Steffen of Blair and Tammy (Bradley) Roth of Omaha; grandson, Samuel Roth of Omaha; sisters, Ruby Thompson of Ankeny, Iowa and Shirley White of Shenandoah, Iowa; sister-in-law, Mary (Ken) Lauridsen of Henderson, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Lynn Steffen; brother, Eldon Akes; sisters, Pauline Scott, Thelma Severns, Nettie Bissell and Daisey Blair.

Herbert E. “Gene” Meyers
Herbert E. "Gene" Myers, 81, of Rock Rapids, IA, and formerly of Coin, died Wednesday morning, September 30, 2009, at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.
Herbert E. "Gene" Myers was born on February 16, 1928 at Hemingford, Nebraska the son of James and Hazel (Foster) Myers. Gene grew up in southwest Iowa. He attended Coin High School, graduating in 1946. He served in the Merchant Marines at the end of WWII.
Gene was united in marriage to lla Sue Long at Bentonville, Arkansas on November 5, 1949.
He worked for the agronomy department of Iowa State University for 38 years retiring in 1991. Gene and Ila lived in Doon, Iowa during these years and after his retirement they moved to Rock Rapids, Iowa. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Alvord and Rock Rapids gun clubs, American Legion, a past member of the Lyon County Fair Board, former volunteer fireman and former council member.
On Wednesday morning, September 30, Gene died at the Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids at the age of eighty-one.
He is survived by his wife, Ila Myers, of Rock Rapids, Iowa; daughter, Glenda Schouten of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Lori Myers of Brandon, South Dakota; three grandchildren, Nathan (Kristina) Myers and Tim Myers all of Brandon, South Dakota; and Katy Schouten of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Chantel Myers of Brandon, South Dakota; a brother-in-law, Marion Ketcham of Nebraska City, Nebraska, and a sister-in-law, Violet Myers of Ottumwa, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Glenn and an infant son; four brothers, Donald, Russell, Bernard, and Richard Myers and one sister, Betty Myers Ketcham.





Jack E Preeo

Jack was born on March 28, 1944 to Orville and Lucille Preeo of Clarinda, Iowa and passed away in his sleep at his home in Medical Lake, Washington on Sunday October 9, 2016.
Jack always lived life on his terms and passed away on his terms. He was always full of life and generally the life of the party. He had the ability to make friends easily and as such touched many lives. He loved to fish, watch tv, travel and spend time with family and friends.
He attended Clarinda High School in Clarinda, Iowa graduating in 1962 where he met his wife Janeen Wise and they were married in 1964 for 52 years.
He went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1964 - 1967 in Stuttgart, Germany where he made the rank of E5. He returned from the Army in 1967 and began his career of business management for several different store chains. His last job was warehouse manager at C.E.D Electric in Las Vegas, Nevada where he lived for 28 years. He moved to Medical Lake, Washington in 2000 to be closer to his son who was in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his older brother Max Preeo of Las Vegas, Nevada, His spouse Janeen Preeo, his son Timothy Preeo (wife Wendy), his son Jason Preeo (wife Tara), seven grandchildren: Greg Miller (wife Jenna), Justin Preeo, Tyler Preeo, Korrie Preeo of Friendship, TN, Alivia Birkland, Connor Preeo, and Joshua Crossno (wife Jessica) of Bruceton, TN. four great-grandchildren: Amellia Miller, Brynley Miller, Nathan Preeo and Layla Crossno.
As per Jack's wishes he was cremated and there will be a celebration of life party to be held at a later date early summer 2017. Friends and family will be notified of the date and location.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Oct. 16, 2016




John Earle (Jack) O'Dell

John Earle (Jack) O'Dell, passed away on November 25, 2011. He was born on July 4, 1931 in Clarinda, Iowa to Sylvia and Lorrence O'Dell and grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and began a career which ultimately brought him to Houston 41 years ago.

A loving father and devoted husband, he is survived by his wife of 54 years Helen Jean; sons, Dale and wife Bernadette of Prescott, Arizona and William and wife Sarah of Houston. He will be missed.

Special thanks to Martha Vasquez, Guadalupe Huanca and the Castillo Family for their wonderful care of both Jack and Helen Jean these last few years.

A visitation will be held on Monday, November 28, 2011 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home from 6-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at 10am at Memorial Oaks Chapel with interment to follow.

Published in Houston Chronicle on November 28, 2011 

Glenda Peterman—Johnson

Glenda E. Johnson passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. She was 65.
Glenda was born Oct. 21, 1943, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Elmo J. Peterman and Myrtle (Mickey) Lewis. She graduated from Kellogg (Idaho) High School, and attended North Idaho Junior College, Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College.
She and Chester E. Johnson were married June 11, 1962, in Kellogg.

In the 1970s and '80s, Glenda worked, directed and volunteered in many social services agencies in Lewiston, including the Women's Center, the crisis hot line, the food bank, and the Valley Multi-Purpose Center. She was a VISTA volunteer and served on the Idaho Women's Commission.
In the 1990s she co-owned The Eagle's Eye, a metaphysical bookstore in Clarkston, and worked as a ghostwriter and counselor.
Glenda was an active member of The Unity Church of the Clearwater Valley. She conducted a spiritual class each Monday night and co-sponsored the holistic fair each fall. Glenda was an avid reader, and enjoyed swimming, flower gardening, knitting, Facebook, and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Chester Johnson of Lewiston; daughters, Kimberlie Johnson of Worley, Idaho, and Kelly Warner of Lewiston; son, Keith Johnson of Lewiston; granddaughter, Amie Warner of Lewiston; and sisters, Shellie Loper of Coeur d'Alene and Pam Frazier of Post Falls, Idaho.
A celebration of life is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge, 1122 18th Ave., Lewiston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Glenda's name may be sent to The Unity Church of the Clearwater Valley in Lewiston.