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[Booze, Lucinda Lytle]

Hopkins Journal

Thursday     May 15, 1890     [p. 1]


Lucinda Lytle was born July 19, 1831 in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania. She was married to her now bereaved husband David Booze July 1, 1852, their union was blessed with nine children, two of whom have preceded her, while seven remain, all being of mature age and were permitted to be with her in her last sickness. She was converted early in life and united with the M. E. church. While she has been so situated a greater part of her life so she could not attend church, her faith never faltered and she left the evidence behind her, that she has gone home to rest. She has been a patient sufferer for two years, but death claimed her as his victim and she fell asleep in Jesus May 13th, 1890, at the age of 58 years, 9 months and 24 days. Her funeral services took place May 14th, 1890 at the church near the Shearer cemetery and was conducted by the Rev. W. B. Redburn.

                        W. B. R.

[Booze, Lucinda Lytle]

Hopkins Journal

Thursday     May 22, 1890    p. 3

Passed Over

Lucinda Lytle was born July 19, 1831, was married to her now bereaved husband July 1st, 1852. She was the mother of nine children, two of whom have preceded her to the better land. And when the call came for her, as a sheaf of corn fully ripe, she was ready to go. Her sickness was long, but through it all patience had its perfect work, and always unselfish, she was so till the last, never wishing to trouble any one more than possible to wait on her. She was a Christian nearly all her life and though debarred from church privileges a great deal, her faith never faltered and her daily walk showed where she was trending. She had no pastoral calls during her sickness, but no fear of death was with her, and we feel that with the welcome planet, “well done, good and faithful servant,” another crown is given, another harp is ringing. We have lost a good citizen, her husband a good wife, and her children a good mother. Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband he also praiseth her.

The funeral sermon was from the text, “It was appointed unto man once to die.” It was preached by the Rev W. B. Redburn.

[Davison, Joseph Lee]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday      September 29, 1988

Services held for Davison infant

Joseph Lee Davison, infant son of Gregory and Kellee Williams Davison, died Monday, Sept. 26, 1988 at Children’s Hospital in Omaha. He was born early Monday morning at Clarinda Municipal Hospital and taken to Omaha shortly after birth.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Davison of rural Clarinda; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Davison of Braddyville and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Williams of Clarinda; and great grandparents, Bonnie Friend of Hopkins, Mo, and Beulah Kendall of Clarinda.

Graveside services were held Wednesday morning at Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville with Rev. Bettie Hull officiating.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Davison, Joseph Lee]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     October 6, 1988


In the obituary notice for Joseph Lee Davison Sept. 29, his sister, Jessica Davison, was inadvertently omitted as a survivor.

[Davison, Sarah Eldora “Dora” Coffman]

Hopkins Journal

Thursday     August 7, 1890    [p. 1]


Dora Coffman was born July 4, 1870, in Andrew County, Mo. She was married to Silas Davison February 21, 1885. Their union was blessed with three children, two of whom survive her. She lived with her husband some seven miles northwest of Hopkins until her death August 4, 1890. She was a member of the M. E. church and a good Christian woman. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. Redburn at the church at the Shearer cemetery. Also, her infant daughter Lulu Davison who was born February 12, 1890, and died at the age of three months and 20 days, June 2, 1890. This is a sad blow to this our brother. May God sustain him in the hour of bereavement and [rest of paper missing].

[Fishell, Leonard Warren]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday      March 10, 1986

Leonard Fishell services Wednesday

Funeral services for Leonard W. [arren] Fishell, 95, of New Market will be at 10 am, Wednesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating.

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

Mr. Fishell died early on the morning of March 9, 1986, at Bethesda Care Center where he had been since Feb. 28.

He was born Nov. 23, 1890, in Page County, the son of Jacob and [Susan] Caroline (Fortwangler) Fishell.

He had farmed and lived in this area all his life, except his first part of retirement, which was spent at Irwin, Mo. He later returned to his home near New Market where he lived until shortly before his death.

He was married to Della Ellrick who lived two years after their marriage, he then married Enola Palmer, and in 1946 he married Mabel Mace, who preceded him in death in 1973.

Mr. Fishell is survived by three children, Mrs. Orville (Carolyn) Rawlings, Bennington, Ne.; Mrs. Dorothe Shanno, Phoenix, Az; and Leonard Marion Fishell, St. Louis, Mo. There are five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren. Myrle Fishell of Mesa, Az, is a brother and Faye Stickelman of Braddyville is a sister.

Burial will be in Shearer cemetery, near Braddyville.

[Miller, Lena M., Mrs.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      October 27, 1938      p. 5


Aged Lady Succumbs

Funeral services were held at the Swanson Funeral Horne Wednesday for Mrs. Lena Miller, who died at her home Monday night. She was eighty-four old and was born at Troy, Ill. She is survived by two sons, Ralph and Charles of Hopkins and one daughter in Oregon State. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, October 19, 1938, [p. 1]
Rites for Mrs. Miller
Death of Hopkins Woman, Age 84, Occurred Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Miller, age 84, who died Monday night at her home in Hopkins, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins with Rev. Paul Barton, pastor of the M. E. church there, in charge. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery west of Hopkins.

Mrs. Miller was born in Troy, Ill., but had resided in Hopkins for a number of years. Her death occurred at the home of an unmarried son, Ralph Miller, with whom she made her home. She also is survived by another son, Charles Miller, also of Hopkins and a daughter, who resides in the state of Oregon.


[O’Neal, Stephen Lewis]

Stephen Lewis O’Neal was born January 2, 1948 at Shenandoah, Iowa to Lewis O’Neal and Marian (Westenberg) O’Neal. He attended school in Clearmont where he met his future wife, Paula Nicholas, in August of 1954 in first grade. He graduated Burlington Junction High School in 1966. Steve served in the United States Army, being drafted in 1967 and was in the infantry during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969. After returning from service he worked at Union Gas in Braddyville during most of the 70’s and later he helped Arnold Davison in carpentry work and did farm work for Bill Henry in the 80’s. Steve and Paula were married at Braddyville United Methodist Church October 10, 1981 and had just celebrated their 30th anniversary. Steve helped farm with his father Lewis until he passed away September 2002. He then turned over the row crop farming to Richard Riddle.

Steve was a kind hearted sentimental guy who loved family, friends and animals of all kinds. He knew no strangers and offered a friendly wave to everyone. Whenever met on the road, regardless if he knew them or not, he waved and continued until they passed by. History and politics were favorite subjects and topics to him. Vintage cars and trucks were also enjoyable. He was working on his brown 1978 Toyota pickup as he unexpectedly passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 at his home east of Braddyville, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Marian O’Neal; mother-in-law Pauline (Chesnut) Edwards; and brother-in-law Wayne Stahlnecker.

He leaves behind his wife, Paula, of Braddyville; son Andy O’Neal of Braddyville; step son Aaron Nicholson of Clarinda; step daughter-in-law Lisa Nicholson of Clarinda; step grandchildren: Marissa Brown and Willow Nicholson, Amanda Bedsworth and husband Michael, Mikeal Carlson and Kristoffer Martinsen; father-in-law Cecil “Pete” Nicholas of Hopkins, MO; sister-in-law Robin Stahlnecker, Council Bluffs, IA; stepfather-in-law Max Edwards, Concord, GA; a host of cousins and many, many friends too numerous to mention. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and leaves behind a great legacy with his family.

Funeral services for Steve O'Neal, 63 of Braddyville, Iowa will be held 1:30 p.m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with Pastor Buck of the Braddyville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Shearer Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Braddyville Methodist Church or Braddy Hall. There is open visitation Tuesday until 8 p.m. and Wednesday until service time. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Online obituary available from Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel,]