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[Barr, William Everett]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     November 3, 1983

William Barr service held

Funeral services for William Everett Barr, 87, of Red Oak, were held Oct. 29 at the Sutphen Funeral Home in Villisca with Dr. Robert Hill officiating. Mr. Barr died Oct. 26 at Red Oak.

He was born Nov. 1, 1895, at Pilger, Ne, the son of Joseph and Mabel Leonard Barr. He was engaged in farming all his life until he retired and moved to Red Oak in 1972. He was married to Clara Grace Greeson on Dec. 19, 1917 in Butte, Ne. In 1951 they moved to a farm near Guss.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one son, Richard, two grandchildren, one brother and two half-sisters.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gedna) Erickson of Essex, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Hewitt of Springfield, Mo; Mrs. Arnold (Mary Lou) Dammann of Essex and Mrs. Ray (Peggy Ann) Ankeny of Loveland, Co; three sons, Frederick of Lincoln, Ne; Arthur and Jack of Red Oak; 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Burial was in the Malvern cemetery.

[Bowers, Mary Phyllis Livengood]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     December 19, 1991

Phyllis Bowers

Mrs. [Mary] Phyllis Bowers, 86 of Braddyville died Wednesday afternoon, December 18, at Municipal Hospital. She had been a resident at Goldenrod Manor for the past two years.

She was born June 17, 1905, near Elmo, MO, the daughter of William Elmer and Mary Susan Mack Livengood. On December 24, 1923 she was married to George [Edward] Bowers who preceded her in death February 12, 1981. Mrs. Bowers had worked as a custodian at the Clarinda Library, Ro-Le Motel and the Braddyville Methodist Church.

She is survived by four children: Kenneth Bowers, Essex; Paul Bowers, Oelwein; Mrs. Harold (Delores) Bragg, Braddyville; and Mrs. John (Mary Lee) Hixson, Mason City. There are nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Sisters are Mrs. Faye Beggs, Hampton; and Mrs. Pauline Allen, Jackson, FL.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Braddyville with Blair and Rosemary Rohde-Frank officiating. Burial will be in Braddyville cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. this Thursday evening at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home.

Memorial may be directed to the Braddyville United Methodist Church or the diabetes foundation.

[Cade, Verlin Ora]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday    February 15, 1995

Verlin O. Cade

Verlin O. [ra] Cade, 74 of rural Clarinda, died Friday night, Feb. 10, 1995 at his home after several months illness.

He was born March 14, 1920 near New Market, the son of Ora C. [lair] and Aletha Jane Pratt Cade. He attended two years of college and served three years in the Army Air Corps where he was a flight instructor for aviation cadets.

He was married to Dona [Faye] Foster on June 4,1942. They farmed in the New Market and Clarinda areas, raising grain and livestock. He was active in soil conservation practices on the farm. Cade was an active member of the New Market Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and American Legion.

Cade is survived by his wife, Dona, of the home, and three children: Mrs. Gary (Janet) Bix, Waterville, Ohio; John Cade, Eagle Grove; and Jeff and his wife Ronda Cade, Clarinda. There are six grandchildren. Mrs. Estle (Theda) Glassgow, Clarinda, is a sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Fay Cade, sister, Thelma Slack, and brother, Merrill.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Rev. Dale Schoening officiating. Masonic services and visitation were on Monday. Military graveside services were at Memory Cemetery in New Market.

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

[Conrad, William Alphonsis]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday    December 28, 1994

William A. Conrad

William A. [lphonsis] Conrad, 72 of Clarinda, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 1994 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital after several months illness.

He was born Jan. 15, 1922 at Clarinda, to Fred W. [illiam] and Mary Agnus [Agnes] Handley Conrad In 1943, he married Leona M. Bradley, who survives.

They owned and operated the Western Hills Texaco service stations at Vandehei and Interstate #25 in Wyoming. In 1986, they returned to Clarinda for retirement.

Conrad is survived by his wife, Leona, of the home, one daughter, Mrs. Max (Vicki) Kohler II, Casswell Beach, NC; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving is a brother, Fred H. Conrad, Clarinda; and mother-in-law, Dona Bradley, Clarinda.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Gene R. Conrad.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with burial in the Clarinda Cemetery.

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

[Coston, Thomas Walter]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     December 19, 1991

Thomas Walter Coston

Mr. Thomas Walter Coston, 77, of New Market died Monday evening at Bedford Manor, Bedford, where he had resided for the past three months.

He was born April 22, 1914 in Holt County, MO, the son of Eugene and Minnie [Gertrude] Sanders Coston. On June 27, 1936 he was married to Verla [Marie] Moore who survives. Mr. Coston was a truck driver and mechanic.

He is survived by his wife Verla of the home and four children, Gary Coston, Fruita, CO; Harold Coston, College Springs; Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Wayman, New Market; and Mrs. Tom (Waneta) Gibson, Broken Bow, NE; There are nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by parents, one infant son, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday. December 20, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. Thursday evening, December 19.

Burial will be in Memory cemetery at New Market.

Memorial may be directed to the heart fund.

[Dukstein, Walter George]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday    January 4, 1995

Dr. Walter G. Dukstein

Dr. Walter G. [eorge] Dukstein, 64 of Shawnee, Ks., died Dec. 24, 1994 at the home.

Dukstein was co-director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Research Medical Center. He was also president of the Mid-America Diagnostic services Inc. which served in the Maryville, Mo., Albany, Mo., and Clarinda areas for several years.

Earlier, he taught at the school of Medicine at Boston University. He earned his bachelor's, master's and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

He was a member of the American Medical Association; Alpha Omega Alpha; the Society of Nuclear Medicine; Southern Medical Association; the American College of Nuclear Physicians; and the American Society of Clinical Pathology. He served from 1956-62 as a Lt. Commander in the United States Public Health Service. He had also been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America in Lake Quivera, Ks.

He was a member of the German Congregational Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born in Pittsburgh, and had lived in Kansas City since 1968.

Survivors are his wife, Norma M. Dukstein, of the home; two sons, Karl-Heinz Dukstein, Bloomington, In.; and Gregory E. Dukstein, Orlando, Fl.; two daughters, Amy D. Adams, Lawrence, Ks.; and Rebecca D. Dukstein, of the home. Brothers are Richard R. Dukstein, Bethel Park, Pa.; and Donald E. Dukstein, McMurray, Pa.


 [Good, Beryl C.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday    January 4, 1995

Beryl C. Good

Beryl C. Good, 86 of Braddyville, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 2,1995 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital.

He was born Dec. 8, 1908 near Shambaugh, the son of Bert J. [efferson] and Lula Mabel Hamm Good. On May 8, 1938, he was married to Ruth Alexander. She preceded him in death Dec. 19, 1994.

Good lived in Ohio where he was superintendent of a water treatment plant. After retirement, they lived in Florida for 25 years and spent the summers in Clarinda. For the past one 1/2 years, they have lived in Braddyville.

Good is survived by cousins.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with Rev. Dale Schoening officiating. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery, New Market.

Memorials may be directed to the Braddyville United Methodist Church or the Braddyville Fire and Rescue Unit.

[Handorf, Frederic C.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday    December 28, 1994

Frederic C. Handorf

Frederic C. Handorf, 89 of Bedford, formerly of the Siam area, died Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital where he had been the past two and a half weeks.

He was born April 23, 1905, at Shenandoah, the son of Frederick E. [dward] and Nellie [Angeline] Ellison Handorf. He was a farmer and did custom shelling in the area. On May 5, 1945, he married [Helen] Lucille Hensley, who preceded him in death Nov. 23, 1979.

Handorf is survived by two sisters, Valera Drinkhouse, Littleton, Co., and Mrs. Orville (Erma) Wood, New Market. Eileen Handorf of Clarinda is a sister-in-law. Nephews are Donald Handorf, Ames, and Gary Olinger, Nelsonville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Floyd, and sister, Audrey.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Pastor Russ Clark officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery at New Market.

[Huddle, Emery Allen]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    November 3, 1983

Emery Huddle funeral Friday

Funeral services for Emery A. [llen] Huddle, 85 of rural Clarinda will be at 2 pm Friday at the Shambaugh Missionary Church with Rev. Bob Thompson and Rev. Arlan Hoskins officiating.

Mr. Huddle died Tuesday morning at Municipal Hospital where he was admitted on Friday.

He was born Oct. 17, 1898, near Braddyville, the son of John Christopher and Ida Mae Foster Huddle.

On Feb. 16, 1921 he was married to Goldie [Mahalia] Linebaugh who survives.

Mr. Huddle was a lifelong farmer.

Besides his wife of the home he is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Donald (Thelma) Hoskins of Clarinda, Mrs. Orval (Edna Ruth) Brenneman of Clearmont, Mo, and Mrs. Sam (Rose Ann) Shuttlesworth of Clarinda. There are 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Archie.

Burial will be in Shearer cemetery near Braddyville.

[Maxwell, Gracy Myrtle]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     November 3, 1983

Gracy Maxwell service held

Miss Gracy Myrtle Maxwell, 94, of rural Braddyville died Monday afternoon at Shields Rest Home in Clarinda where she had made her home for the past seven years.

She was the last of 11 children born to James Dorsey and Jane Townsend Maxwell on June 21, 1889, near Braddyville.

She lived on the family farm east of Braddyville until she was unable to care for herself.

Survivors include nephews Harold Maxwell, Philadelphia, Pa; Lowell and Wendell Maxwell of Clarinda, Maynard Maxwell of Bedford, and Loren Maxwell of Collinsville, II. There are several great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Fidler officiating.

Burial was in Shearer cemetery east of Braddyville.

[Schooling, Doris Leech]

Thursday     December 26, 1991

Doris W. Schooling

Doris W. Schooling, 68, of Shenandoah died Monday, December 23, 1991 at her home unexpectedly.

She was born December 29, 1923 in Lajunta, CO to Leonard M. [cKinley] and Avis M[yrtle] (Hackett) Leech. She was married to J. [eremiah] W. [illiam] Schooling who preceded her in death. Mrs. Schooling was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Nishnabotna O.E.S. Lodge #348 both of Sidney. She is survived by her son, Richard (Rick) Schooling of Atlantic; brothers, Robert Leech of Sidney and Leonard Leech of Beaverton, OR; sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Schaaf of Sidney; one grandson, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 p. m. Friday, December 27, at the Sidney Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Hulse of the Sidney United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation is open after 5 p.m. Thursday at the Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney. The Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


[Stanley, Gladys Kent]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     February 15, 1995

Gladys Stanley

Gladys I. Stanley, 86 of Clarinda, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 1995 at Community Care Center in Clarinda after several years of illness.

She was born Dec. 26, 1908 in Clarinda, the daughter of Albert [Perry] and Hattie [Isola] Gray Kent.

She was married to Albert J. Stanley on Jan. 8, 1927. He preceded her in death in 1966. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Jack (Wanda) Pease, Shenandoah; Darlene Davis, Clarinda; Ellen Gibson, Bedford; and Mrs. LeRoy (Edith) Hefflefinger, Perry. There are 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Mabel Kent, Loveland, Co.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Don, sisters, Bernice and Seavy, and brothers, Vernon and Russell.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Dr. Emmanuel Dass officiating. Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery.

[Swartwood, Elma Jane, Mrs.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    November 3, 1983

Ethel Cavender received word Saturday that her aunt, Mrs. Elma [Jane] Swartwood of Pueblo, Co, died that morning. Ethel will not be able to attend the funeral.

[Vance, Robert]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday      June 26, 2002

Robert Vance

Robert Vance of Loveland, Colorado, formerly of Clarinda, died June 6, 2002. He was a former MHI employee.

[Welch, Isabelle Elizabeth Johnson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday    December 28, 1994

Isabelle E. Welch

Former Braddyville resident, Isabelle E. [lizabeth Johnson] Welch, 89, died in Mesa, Ariz., Dec. 14,1994.

Isabelle was born in Ashland, Ne., and married Floyd L. [ewis] Welch in 1927. They moved to Page County in 1936, farming until 1954, when they moved to Hastings, Ne., where she was employed at the Hastings Regional Center until her retirement.

Welch had lived with her daughter, Verla Crussell, Mesa, for the last six years. She is survived by three children, sons Kenneth D., Yakima, Wa.; and Gary L., Ankeny; daughter Verla Crussell, Mesa. She leaves 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, and one son, Jay A. Welch.

Graveside services were held Dec. 16, 1994 at Mountain View Cemetery, Mesa.

The family may be contacted through Verla at 1332 North 67th Street, Mesa, Ariz. 85205-4928.

[West, Bettie Hill]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     June 19, 2002

Bettie M. West

Bettie M. West, 76, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, June 10, 2002 at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Centerville. She was born August 19, 1925 in Canton, Ohio the daughter of Harry Hill and Bertha (Bell) Porter. Bettie graduated from Carrolton High School in Ohio and worked many years as a waitress.

Bettie is survived by six stepchildren: Jim West of Dayton, Iowa, Shelly Brookhart, Randy West, Mike West, Gerald West, and Donald West, all of Centerville and by one son. Also surviving are twelve step-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren.

Bettie was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, her common-law husband Lonzo West, and one step-grandchild.

Graveside services were Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hilltown Cemetery in Rural Moulton. Visitation was prior to the service on Wednesday at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa.