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[Barchus, Fannie York]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

[Services] for Mrs Barchus

Funeral services for Mrs Fannie Barchus, 87, of Omaha, Neb, and a former Clarinda resident, will be held at 2 pm, Saturday at the Lavelle Funeral Home with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mrs Barchus died Wednesday [August 29, 1973] at the Douglas County Hospital in Omaha.

She was born Oct 2, 1885, at Dorchester, Neb, the daughter of Mr and Mrs John [Mooberry] York [Ida Joy]. She moved to the Clarinda area with her parents at an early age and was married to James O [bediah] Barchus, Nov 15, 1905, at Shambaugh. Mr Barchus operated a blacksmith shop until his death in 1941. She continued living in Clarinda until 1957 when she moved to Omaha to be with her daughters. The past three years she was in a rest home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son in infancy, her husband and two brothers.

Mrs Barchus is survived by two   daughters, Mrs Fae Melezvia   and Mrs Stanley (Ada Mae) Zdan   both of Omaha, and one son, Lawrence Barchus of Clarinda; one sister, Mrs Adah Sceske of   Bellwood, Ill, seven grandchildren, 31 great - grandchildren   and six great - great - grandchildren

[Cozad, Rosalie Shields]

March 1973

Mrs Cozad died   after short illness

Mrs Don (Rosalie) Cozad, 44, died Sunday at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where she had been for two days with a short illness.

Her services will be Wednesday, the funeral at Walker Funeral Home at 10 am and burial in the Clarinda cemetery. The Rev Cecil Latta will officiate as United Methodist minister.

Mrs Cozad was born to Ralph and Lois Shields at Burlington Junction, Mo, on May 9,1928. She was united in marriage with Donald Lee Cozad on Dec 21,1946, at Troy, Kan. They have two children, Russell Lee and Sheryl Ann.

She lived more than 26 years in the Clarinda vicinity.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Shields, and a brother, Gary Shields.

Besides her husband and children, she is survived by her parents of Burlington Junction, Mo, and brother, Kenneth Shields of Coin, and three sisters Lucille Beason of Quitman, Mo, Joyce Harbin of Tarkio, Mo, and Donna Whitehill of Northboro.

[Lawson, John Ray]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Oldest Lawson brother died

[John] Ray Lawson, who would have been 80 on July l, died at 1:30 am Friday at Greeley Memorial Hospital in Colorado, and Clarinda relatives have gone to be at the funeral.

He was the oldest of the children of the late Mr and Mrs John Lawson [Martha Garrison]. Mr and Mrs Walter (Jim) Lawson of Spencer came to Clarinda and were joined on the trip west by Mr and Mrs Frank (Toge) Lawson, Mrs Milo (Ola) Hughes and Mr and Mrs Norman Wynn.

Ray has had a heart condition for several years.  He went to Colorado in 1925 after being a rural mail carrier and assisting his father and in the Lawson Oil Co work here. He was a WW I veteran.   In   Greeley, he   has conducted a trucking   business from which he had retired.

His wife is at Greeley, and daughters are Mrs Maxine Damerall and Mrs Earl (Betty) Dupter of California, and Mrs Darlene Wyman of Greeley. The Lawsons have eight grandchildren.

[Beery, Vernola Isabelle "Nola" Laird]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Mrs Iven Beery died in Wichita

SHAMBAUGH — Graveside services for Mrs Iven [Ivan Joseph Amos] Beery [Vernola Isabelle Laird], 62, were held this Monday at Baker Cemetery with the Rev Lewis Hunter in charge. She died Wednesday [June 6, 1973] at Wichita, Kan, which had been her home in recent years.

Funeral services were Saturday at Wichita. Following services the body was brought to Walker Funeral Home, which handled local arrangements.

She had been hospitalized since her son's death seven weeks ago.

Among those relatives from a distance who came for the services here were her husband, with LeRoy of near Denver, Colo, Mr and Mrs Irven Beery and Mr and Mrs Jerry (Mary) Mcintosh of Wichita, Mrs Larry Beery of Kingman, Kan, Mrs   Dora Barket of Wichita, Mr and Mrs Harry Beery of Farragut.

Lunch was served for relatives   at the Shambaugh Missionary church following the local service.

[Scott, Florence Friedman]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Mrs Scott spent   entire life here

Mrs J [esse] P [hillip] (Florence) Scott, 86, died Sunday night at West Heights Manor and services are pending arrival of a relative Tuesday morning. She had been a resident of the home since January of 1969.

Mrs Scott was formerly Florence Friedman, daughter of D Friedman, well known as a pioneer clothier in Clarinda. She has a sister, Mrs Rae Kaufman of Clarinda, and a brother, Maurice Friedman of Phoenix, Ariz.

Her husband was Jesse Phillip Scott who died in November of 1967. She was a lifetime resident here, the Scott home having been at 101 E Garfield St.

A nephew, David Kaufman, and wife are expected from Chicago Tuesday to visit Mrs Kaufman and Mrs Warren Fleming. Final arrangements will be made with Walker Funeral home; interment is expected to be in the Clarinda cemetery.

[Addario, John Joseph]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

John Addario, 66, died at Shenandoah

John Joseph Addario, 66, of 112 North 15th St, died this Monday at 4 am at the hospital in Shenandoah where he has been under care for a month.

Services are to be held at 2 pm Wednesday at the Walker Funeral Home with Fr Nelo Leto officiating. Mrs Jim (Carolyn) Young will be organist and bearers will include Ronald Laub, Ed Laub, Jim Young, Bob Duncan, Dusty Whitehead and Darrell Kent.

Born in Boston, Mass, Jan 2, 1906, to Mr and Mrs James Addario, he was a veteran of World War II and was a shipping clerk for Packard Paint and Varnish. He was married to Ruth Todd in 1944, and the home has been in Clarinda for several years.

His step - children include Mrs Darrell (Dorothy) Kent, Mrs Rex (Gladys) Laub and Mrs Paul (Maxine) McKay. Three sisters live in Massachusetts. He has seven grandchildren and eight great  grandchildren.

[Jones, Ida Mae Roller]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Kenneth Jones' mother died

Mrs [William] Burl (Ida) Jones, 78, of Shenandoah died Saturday night at West Heights Manor in Clarinda where she has been a resident since July.

Mrs Jones' services will be at 2 pm Tuesday at Hackett Funeral Home in Shenandoah and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev David Stout will officiate. The family will meet friends at the funeral home this Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

Mrs Jones [Ida Mae Roller] was the mother of Kenneth Jones of Clarinda and Herbert, Floyd and Dale Jones of Shenandoah. She has six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Her husband died Oct 29, 1963, and a son died when he was a year old.

She was born [September 8, 1894] at Salome Springs, Ark, and the family moved to Missouri when she was a baby. She moved to Shenandoah in 1915 since which time she has lived in Page County. She has been a member of the Christian Church.

Memorials are being given to the American Cancer Society and can be left at the Funeral Home.

[Note:   Source of birth date:  Social Security Death Index]

 [Wise, Wyman Wineinger]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Wyman Wise was career Navy man

Lt Commander Wyman W [ineinger] Wise, son of the late Mr and Mrs Hubert [Harrison] Wise [Ethel Elzira Wineinger], formerly of Clarinda, died Oct 20 [1973] at his hometown of Oceanside, Cal. His body, accompanied by his wife, Helen [Wilson Charlton], was taken to the national cemetery at Arlington, Va, for burial.

He had been a career man in the U S Navy, serving 30 years prior to his retirement.

[Gibson, Flora Louise Staab]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Mrs Delbert Gibson active in education, civic work

Services   for   Mrs   Delbert (Flora) Gibson, 64, were held Wednesday at Gravity after her death at her home in Gravity Nov 18 [1973]. Burial was in Washington Cemetery in Gravity with the Rev Robert Truitt officiating.

Music at the service was by Quentin Gibson and Mrs June Sturm. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Meyers and Leslie Anderson and active   bearers, Wayne Lovitt, Jack Ambrose, Lloyd Ambrose, Vern Day, Harry Northover and Ross Keyt.

 She was Flora Louise Staab, born Dec 9, 1907, near Valley Falls, Kan, to Wendlin and Mary Catherine  [Zeh] Staab, who   had brought   their   family   from Germany. Flora attended schools at Valley Falls and received a teaching certificate from State Teachers College at Emporia Kan, she following the teaching profession for nine years in her home state.

She was married Feb 4,1939, to John Delbert Gibson, who was a carpenter.   They   lived   in   the College Springs community and moved to Gravity in 1951 where she was active with community events and an avid supporter of education. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the CWCS and Sunshine Club.

Her husband survives her, as do four children, John of Omaha, Mrs Jim   (Linda) McClurg of Bettendorf, Dan of Carmichael, Cal, and Lyle of Ames. They have two grandchildren.


She has a sister, Mrs Rose Wood of Valley Falls, Kan, being preceded   in   death   by   seven brothers and sisters, Clarence, Elmer, Leo, Ed, Dewey, Frieda and Mae.


[Comin, Vinnie]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Miss Comin former employee of H J

Word has been received that Miss Vinnie Comin, former schoolteacher and employee of the Clarinda Herald, many years ago, died Nov 21 [1973] in Denver, Colo, where she had made her home the past 50 years. Services were to be in Denver this Monday.

Her mother was the late Clara W Comin and her sister, the late Mrs Charles W Crowe of St Joseph, Mo. Mr Crowe resides at 1416 S 34th in St Joseph.


[Powers, Ray Clifton]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Services held for Clarindan's brother

Ray Clifton Powers, 45, died Sunday [November 18, 1973] of last week at Tabor from an apparent heart attack, and services were held Wednesday at Tabor. He was the brother of Leo Powers of Clarinda, having seven other sisters and brother in the family.

Mr Powers had been re-elected earlier this month for the second term as Tabor city councilman, farming being his profession in his native community. His wife, Willadean, and son, Mike, are among the survivors.

 [Geer, Willard]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Heart attack fatal to Willard Geer

Willard Geer, 79, a native of Yorktown and brother of two New Market men, died from a heart attack at Aurora, Colo, on Oct 12 [1973]. Burial was at Aurora.

Geer was son of Mr and Mrs Ed [ward] Geer [Carrie May Seward], both deceased. He has two daughters at Aurora. Brothers are Arthur and Edward of New Market, and sisters Mrs Frank (Blanche) Wells and Florence Spoons of Olympia, Wash, Mrs Hazel Vachael and Mrs Rose Wells of Pasadena, Cal.

[Lavelle, Darlene, Mrs.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1971

Mrs. Bill Lavelle died of cerebral hemorrhage

Mrs Bill (Darlene) Lavelle, 41, of Polk, Neb, sister-in-law of Jack Lavelle of Clarinda, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday morning.

 Services    will    be    Tuesday afternoon with burial in Polk.

She is survived by her husband and four children.

[Lang, Daisy Marie Gorrell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Mrs Lang was Clarinda native

Local relatives have received word of the death of [Daisy] Marie Gorrell Lang, a native of Clarinda, last month [July 26, 1973] in Glendale, Cal. Burial was in Forest Lawn cemetery next to her husband Floyd.

She was born Jan 6, 1896, in Clarinda.

Survivors include a   brother Ralph Gorrell of Glendale, a nephew Bob Gorrell of Minneapolis, Minn, and several cousins in this community.

[Note:   Source of death date:  California Death Records]

[Gant, Margaret Sawyer]

Clarinda Herald Journal


Gants formerly lived in Clarinda

The death of Mrs Robert Gant [Margaret Sawyer] has been learned in Clarinda. A call from Glendale, Cal, on Saturday to Mrs C E Bradley told of the death Friday night. Arrangements are to be made for bringing her ashes for burial at Creston where Mr Gant's burial was made. Mr and Mrs Gant formerly were owners and operators of the Linderman Hotel, both active in local groups and had continued their interest in friends here. Mrs Gant had moved from Sun City, Ariz, to an apartment in Glendale.

[Arbuckle, Fred]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Arbuckle was teacher here

Fred Arbuckle, 37, a former teacher in the Clarinda school system, was killed Saturday at Worland, Wyo, when the plane in which he was riding crashed immediately after takeoff.

Funeral services were held at Worland and the body was scheduled to be brought to Corning this Thursday with graveside services to be at 10 am Saturday at Quincy   cemetery north of Corning. Joe Cook will officiate.

Mr Arbuckle taught school in Clarinda from 1963 to 1967. His nearest relative is a sister in Creston.

[Cline, Morva Taylor]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Mrs Morva Cline died Wednesday evening [May 16, 1973] in Kansas City where she had resided for several years. She was the daughter of the late Grant Taylor and was the widow of Roy C[layton] Cline who died May 30,1969. She is survived by a brother, Lloyd Taylor of Clarinda, and three sisters, Mrs Hazel McAlpin of Clarinda, Mrs Nathan (Mildred) Wilcox of Tulsa, Okla, and Mrs Earl (Minnie) Leaverton of Lebanon, Mo.

Funeral services are pending at Walker Funeral Home with burial to be at Dallas Center cemetery northeast of New Market.

[Morrison, Thomas Jefferson "Tom"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1972

Morrison burial held 

GRAVITY, May 22 - Relatives received word of the death of an older resident, Tom [Thomas Jefferson] Morrison, at the Lenox rest home Friday [May 19, 1972]. Services were held in Bedford Monday and burial at Gravity. He was an uncle of Leslie Anderson.

[Gee, Cleo L.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    March 1, 1973

Services held   for Cleo Gee

Funeral services for Cleo L Gee, 70, were held Monday at Kansas City following his death Feb 2. He was working near his home when his fatal heart attack occurred.

Mr Gee had retired from 30 years service in the U S Navy. He is survived by his wife. Mrs Myron Parsons of New Market is a sister and was accompanied by Mr and Mrs Gary Hutcheson of Clarinda for the services. Burial was in Mt Moriah cemetery at Kansas City.


[Bair, Harry Peter]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Sac City burial for Harry Bair

Harry P [eter] Bair, 87, of Sac City died Thursday night at West Heights Manor where he had been a resident since April. He was the father of Mrs Glen (Marjorie) Wagoner of Clarinda.

Funeral services for Mr Bair were held this Monday afternoon at Sac City with burial there. Walker Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements


 [Gibson, Zoa Blanche Hite]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Mrs Gibson former Blanchard resident    

A former Blanchard area resident, Mrs Zoa Blanche [Hite] Gibson, 91, died March 1 in Nooksack, Wash, with services held there March 5.

Mrs Gibson and her late husband Ed [gar S.] lived near Blanchard until 1937, when they moved to Washington. Mrs Gibson was a member of the Nooksack United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs Clariece Martin of Ferndale, Wash; Mrs Ina Adkins, of Cahente, Calif; Mrs Lucile Porter of Nooksack and Mrs Nadine Todd of Entiat, Wash; one son, Doyle Gibson of Blanchard; a sister-in-law, Mrs Anna Parker of Clarinda, 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

[Kelso, Benjamin Dale]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Kelso born in Mason Township

MASON TWP, June 15 — [Benjamin] Dale Kelso of Des Moines died Thursday morning. He was born in Mason Township, the son of the late Frank and Dora Kelso. He attended the North Star School.

He has lived in Des Moines for several years, and has been a Transport driver.

He leaves his wife, Margaret; daughter Beulah; son Kenneth, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs Harve (Ethel) Thompson of Mason Township, four brothers, Ralph of Twin Falls, Idaho; Glade of Guilford, Mo, Clarence of Lucerne, Cal, and Beryl of Mason Township and several nieces and nephews.

[Harms, Elizabeth Bauer]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Elizabeth Harms services conducted

Services for Mrs Elizabeth Harms, 80, of Clarinda were held Wednesday afternoon at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown, with Rev Robert Barth officiating.

Burial under the direction of the Lavelle Funeral Home was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dick and Jay Harms, Glenn Otte, Dennis Falk, Adam Chrostowski and Brian Ford. The organist was Mrs Paul Anderson. At the register book was Mrs Harold Witthoft. Ushers were Paul Anderson and Marvin Reents.

Mrs Harms was dead on arrival at the Municipal Hospital Saturday afternoon. She had been hospitalized because of a heart condition for 3 1/2  weeks, coming home on Monday of last week.

She was born April 30, 1893 in Kankakee County, Ill, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Rabe Bauer. She came to Page County with her parents in 1902. On Jan 1, 1914, she was married to Eli D [ick Fred] Harms and they farmed in Page County before moving to Clarinda in 1964 after the tornado had destroyed their home in Yorktown. Mr Harms died in January of 1968.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a half sister and three half-brothers.

She is survived by seven children, Edwin J Harms of Vancouver, Wash, Mrs L [eonard] W (Mildred) Nadgwick of Castro Valley, Cal, Walter and Dale Harms of Red Oak, Arthur Harms, Mrs Wayne (Lois) Otte and Mrs Carl (Wilma) Falk of Clarinda, 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.


[Woldruff, Oneita Brown]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     May 26, 1983     p. 4

Services For Oneita Woldruff, 84 To Be Today

Funeral services for Oneita F. Woldruff, 84, of Clarinda will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7: 30 to 8: 30 Wednesday evening. Mrs. Woldruff died Monday morning at Bethesda Care Center where she had been a resident since March 18.

She was born March 28, 1899, at Braddyville, the daughter of Samuel F. and Annabelle Threldkeld Brown.

She was married to Orie Woldruff July 3, 1918 at Clarinda. He died February 25, 1960.

Survivors include four children: Darleen Woldruff, Clarinda, Mrs. Lloyd I. (Leona) Oxley of Hannibal, Mo.; Mrs. Charles (Marilyn Jean) Noble of Kansas City, Mo.; and Robert Woldruff of Bedford. There are 11 grandchildren; six step grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Faye Bast of San Jacinto, Cal. is a sister.

Interment will be at Shearer Cemetery.