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[Cooper, Florice Easter "Flossie" Johnson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 24, 1974

Mrs. Flossie Cooper former Clarindan

Mrs Flossie [Florice] E [aster] Cooper, 84, former Clarinda resident, died Tuesday night [January 22, 1974] at a hospital in Grand Island, Neb. She had been in Grand Island since last July, having gone there to be near her son Milton.

Services will be at 2 pm Friday at Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda with Rev Lester Greenwood officiating. Miss Aletha Hutchings will be organist. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 pm this Thursday.

Mrs Cooper was born Feb 8, 1889, near Bedford, the daughter of William [Henry] and Cecelia [Grace] Vosburg Johnson. Her husband Clyde J [ames] Cooper died in 1966.

She is survived by her son, Milton Cooper of Grand Island, Neb, and a daughter Mrs Jack (Dorothy) Oliver of Viola, Mo, a brother, Wilbur Johnson of Yakima, Wash, and two sisters, Mrs Bessie Schmidt of Aberdeen, Wash, and Mrs Grace Quartero of Oakland, Cal, a granddaughter, three great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

[Freed, Flossie Ruth Stitt]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 14, 1974

Services held for Mrs Flossie Freed

Funeral services for Mrs Flossie [Ruth] Freed, 80, of Red Oak, were held this Monday afternoon at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, with Dr J D Almes officiating. Burial under the direction of the Lavelle Funeral Home was in the Summit Cemetery.

Casket bearers were David, Omer, Arthur and John Kenagy, Ernest Borthwick and LeRoy Miller. The vocalist was Mrs Willard Andrew, accompanied by Mrs John Sperry. At the register book was Mrs E W Freeland. Ushers were Paul McClelland and Clark McKeown.

Mrs Freed died Saturday morning [January 12, 1974] at the West Heights Manor nursing home.

She was born Sept 6,1893, west of Clarinda, the daughter of David D[eKalb] and Inez [Idella Borthwick] Stitt. She attended Yorktown school and was in the first graduating class of Amity High School of College Springs in 1913. She worked in the county treasurer's office until she was married to Paul G[ottfried] Freed Aug 29,1918, in Clarinda. They lived in South Dakota until 1933, moving north of Yorktown where they farmed until 1959, then moved to Red Oak. Mr Freed died Feb 2, 1972, at Red Oak. She had been at the rest home for nearly two years.

Mrs Freed was a 50-year member of the order of Eastern Star of Clarinda, Sunshine Club and Westminster United Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs Don (Theresa) Borthwick of Coin, two nephews, Frederick D Collins of Newton and Wayne C Collins of Cedar Rapids.

[Grissom, Donald]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 14, 1974

Burial service for Donald   Grissom

Burial service for Donald Grissom, who died Friday [January 11, 1974] in Omaha, are being held this Monday at Oak Grove cemetery east of Clarinda. The funeral was held in Omaha where the family has lived. His wife, Barbara, survives him. His sister, Mrs Opal Pierson, lives in Glenwood. Donald was graduated from Clarinda High School in 1922.

[McKee, Joseph]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 14, 1974

Centenarian Joseph McKee died

Joseph McKee, 100-year-old father of Mrs Clyde (Mabel) Anderson, died Friday evening at the Manor at Altoona, and service is being held this Monday afternoon at Congregational Church in Mitchellville.

Mr McKee reached the century mark last October while at the home of his daughter in Clarinda. He is a native of central Iowa, farming and conducting a hardware at Mitchellville until his retirement. His wife died in 1936, and during recent years he has lived alternately with his children.

Mrs Anderson went to Altoona a week ago, called by the critical condition of her father. Mr McKee fell recently, and had not made satisfactory recovery. The James Anderson family drove to Mitchellville for the services, the grandsons and great grandsons to be casket bearers.

Besides Mrs Anderson here, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs Dorothy Younkin of Altoona, and a son, Loren McKee, of Des Moines.

[Chase, Virginia]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 21, 1974

Miss Chase died at county home

Miss Virginia Chase, 57, former resident of Shenandoah, died suddenly Saturday [January 19, 1974] at the Page County Home from an apparent heart attack. She had been residing at the home since October.

Surviving are two brothers, Franklin Chase of New Market, and Donald Chase of Red Oak. She has 11 nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Services will be held from the Hackett Funeral Home at 2 pm Tuesday, the Rev Hilton Griswold will officiate and interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

[Traxler, Henry]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 21, 1974

Former Clarinda city manager died

Henry Traxler, Clarinda's city manager as early as 1922, died recently, according to a note in the   Municipality   magazine. Other details are unknown concerning where or survivors. He had retired a year ago. He was in that work from 1922-51.

[Tilford, Ceilla Stewart Beard]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 14, 1974

Mrs Tilford was former resident   

Mrs Ceilla Beard Tilford, 64, formerly of Clarinda, died Jan 11 at a hospital in Portland, Ore, where she was employed until illness five years ago.

The daughter of the late Ed and Anna Stewart of Red Oak, she was married to the late Lawrence Beard, and the family home in Clarinda was at 508 East Garfield St. She was later married to Robert Tilford of Omaha, Neb. While living in Omaha, she was employed at the Old Methodist Hospital. She moved to Portland several years ago where she could be near her children.

Survivors include children, Duana Beard of Philadelphia, Pa; Virgil Beard of Seattle, Wash; Shirley Gunn Walker, Sherry McGraw and Phyllis Beard of Seattle; 22 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; one sister, Celesta Stewart Wiggins of Omaha; two brothers, Virgil T Stewart and William E Stewart of Dayton, Ohio. She was an active member of Greater Mt Calvary Church of God in Christ, COGIC.

Funeral and burial were this Monday in Portland.

[McGlone, Miles Francis "Mike"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 7, 1974

Miles F McGlone died in Omaha

Miles F [rancis] (Mike) McGlone, 59, representative for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in this area for many years, died Monday [December 31, 1973] at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, and services were Thursday at St Mary Catholic Church in Shenandoah.

He had been in failing health for many months, being taken to Clarkson Dec 28. A memorial is established in his name with the American Cancer Society. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Mrs Lavone (Elaine) Blecha of Council Bluffs and Mrs Gordon (Kathryn) Manchester of Manhattan, Kan; five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs Walter (Louise) Burcher of Los Angeles, Cal, and Mrs W J (Catherine) O'Brien of Des Moines.

[Haldeman, John I.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

January 1974

John Haldeman was Shen postmaster

John [I.] Haldeman, a former postmaster at Shenandoah, died at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha and services are to be Tuesday at 2 pm in Shenandoah. He was prominent in the county Democratic organization for many years, former oil station owner and member of the Congregational Church. Hackett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Schmidt, George H.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 7, 1974

Services Tuesday for George Schmidt

George H Schmidt, 66, died Saturday    night  [January 5, 1974] at    Omaha following an illness of cancer. Services for Mr Schmidt will be at   2   pm   Tuesday   at   Walker Funeral Home with Rev Loren Works of Red Oak officiating. Garland Andrew will be soloist and Aletha Hutchings organist. Casket bearers will be Bob Kryselmire, Lloyd Binns, Al Lorenzen, F W Bruegman, Steve Castillo and Odas Lilly. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery. The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 pm this Monday.

Mr Schmidt is survived by his wife, Lynette Lightfoot Schmidt of the home and three sons, George   R   Schmidt   of   Shambaugh, Danny    Schmidt    of Omaha, and Jimmie J Schmidt of Clarinda. There is one grandchild.

Brothers are Harry Schmidt of Hastings, Neb, and Frank Schmidt of Red Oak. Sisters are Mrs Ora (Marie) Franks of Red Oak, Mrs Tom (Ruth) Brown of Addison, Ill., and Mrs Henry (Dorothy) Kramer of Chicago, Ill.

He was owner of East Side Recreation in Clarinda, moving to Rock Port, Mo, and then Omaha on Dec 1. He is a native of Red Oak, born Oct 7, 1907 to Henry and Elizabeth Shank Schmidt.

Mr Schmidt was a member of Covert Lodge No 11 AF&AM in Omaha, a Shriner, member of Elks, and member of OES.

[Friend, Alfred Lee]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 21, 1974

Alfred Friend had lived in Clarinda

Alfred [Lee] Friend, 81, of Reseda, Cal, died Jan 17 and services were   to   be   this   Monday   in California. The body will be flown to Iowa for burial Wednesday at Mt Ayr. Time of the graveside services is not yet known and the Wilson-Rhodes Mortuary will be in charge of arrangements.

Mr Friend lived in Clarinda in the 1930's and was employed at Lisle Corp. Survivors include a cousin, Ted Clymens of Shambaugh. Word was received here by Mrs Irvin Davison.

[Harvey, Ruby Pauline Henderson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 21, 1974

Services planned for Ruby Harvey

Mrs Ruby Pauline Harvey, 54, of   Elmo   died   Friday   [January 18, 1974] at   the Community Hospital at Fairfax, and services are announced to be Tuesday at the   Elmo   United Methodist church. The family is meeting friends at the Davis Funeral Home this Monday from 8 to 8:30 pm.

Mrs Harvey was born March 25, 1919, in the Siam community near   Clarinda, daughter   of Clarence   and   Lilly   Clayton Henderson. She has been resident    of Elmo since 1953.  She was married to Frank Harvey   at Clearmont, Mo, on April 7, 1940. She has been member of the Church of Christ at Siam, active in the Legion Auxiliary and other community affairs until her illness several months ago.

Her husband survives her as do their children, Harold of Shenandoah, Darrell of Elmo, Carroll of Braddyville, brother, Luther Henderson   of La   Salle, Colo, sisters, Mrs   Marie   Oxley   of Greenfield, Mrs Claris Diedrick of Clawson, Mo, and   seven grandchildren.

The service at the church will be at 2 pm with the Rev Charles Reed officiating, and burial at Elmo's High Prairie cemetery.


[Olsen, Sophia Caroline Ross]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 7, 1974

Mrs Sophia Olsen former Clarindan

Mrs Sophia Caroline [Ross] Olsen, 87, formerly of Clarinda, died Dec 30 at a nursing home at New Port Richey, Fla. She had been hospitalized on occasions in recent years, and as recent as early December.

She was born March 16,1886, in Newmans Grove, Neb. She had lived in Florida since 1935 and in New Port Richey for the past 10 years. She was cremated and there were no local services. When the weather moderates services will be at graveside when her remains will be placed next to her husband in Winner, S D.

Two sisters and one brother survive besides sons Harlof and Willard.

The family suggests memorial books or gifts to favorite charities in her name.

[Maltsberger, Opal Moss]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 7, 1974

Opal Maltsberger died this Monday

Mrs Opal Maltsberger, 71, of Clarinda died this Monday morning [January 7, 1974] at Municipal Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1902, near Maryville, Mo, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Moss. Her husband Roscoe Maltsberger died in 1969.

She is survived by four children, Robert O Maltsberger of Clarinda, Carolyn Zwerg of Clarinda, Darwin M Maltsberger of Kansas City, Mo, and Mrs James (Sandra) Cowger of Yukon, Okla. There are three grandchildren.

Services are tentatively set for Wednesday morning with Walker Funeral Home in charge. Inquiries may be made from the funeral home as to time. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery

[Roten, Robert E.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

January 1974

Military services for Robert Roten

Robert    E    Roten, 64, of Yorktown, died Friday evening in Clarinda.  He was stricken at Gibson store and was dead on arrival at the Municipal Hospital.

He was born July 23, 1909, at Clarinda, the son of Emmett and Oma Johnson Roten. He had been employed by a roofing company in recent years.

He is survived by his wife Bettie   Maxwell   Roten   of the home   and   six   children: Mrs Darold (Betty Ann) Brown of Westminster, Cal, Mrs   Tony (Sandra Kay) Aparo of Omaha, Neb, William Osborn, Clarinda, Robert James Roten and Oma Marie Roten of the home and Mrs Robert (Carol Ann) Haffner of Clarinda and three grandchildren.

Services for Mr Roten were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating. Mrs Stan Archer was soloist and Mrs Ronald Perry organist.

Casket bearers were Howard, Joe, John, Eddie, Tommy and Randy Maxwell. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery with military services at the graveside by Sergy Post No 98.

[Davison, Lyle]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 7, 1974

Heart attack fatal to Lyle Davison

BLANCHARD — Lyle Davison, 41, had an apparent heart attack Sunday afternoon [January 6, 1974], which proved fatal, death coming about 6:30 pm two hours after he was taken to the hospital in Shenandoah.

The family had been preparing for a farm sale, which is to be east of Braddyville next Saturday. Mr Davison had recently placed a mobile home in Blanchard, and had joined the Lane Drilling Co. When he had the attack, David Lane took him with his wife to Shenandoah.

Lyle seemed to respond to treatment, but within the few hours his condition turned to be fatal.

Services for Mr Davison will be at 2 pm Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda with Richard Price of St Joseph officiating. Joyce Burch will be organist. Burial will be in the Braddyville cemetery.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-8 pm.

Mr Davison was born Dec 18, 1932, at Clarinda, the son of Wendell and Marion Stickelman Davison. On March 23, 1951, he was married to Ikie Morss.

 His parents, Mr and Mrs Wendell Davison, had gone to Florida for the winter months and flew back immediately. A son, Edward Lyle, of the U S Navy has returned from San Diego, Cal, on emergency leave, being met in Omaha by Lain Davison. With Mrs Davison are sons, Robert Wendell and Brad M, at home, and a daughter, Mrs Norman (Robin Raye) Hausen is of Villisca. He was grandson of Mrs Merrill Davison and brother of Mrs Robert Kendall of Clarinda.

Plans for the farm sale will continue, slated to start at 10:30 am Saturday at the farm five miles northeast of Braddyville.

[Boyd, Alma Nothwehr]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 28, 1974

Services held for Alma Boyd

Funeral services for Alma Boyd, 79, were held Saturday afternoon at St John Lutheran Church with Pastor Carl Lueker officiating. Mrs Boyd died Thursday [January 24, 1974] at West Heights Manor where she had been a resident since last November. Before coming to West Heights she had been in a Council Bluffs rest home for the past three years.

She was born April 17, 1894, in Page County, the daughter of Dick and Louise Kettler Nothwehr. She was married to Joseph Boyd who died in 1945. They had farmed in the Bethesda and Siam areas before Mr Boyd's death. Later she lived in Red Oak and Stanton.

Survivors include two children, Wilda Briggs of Council Bluffs, and Ray Boyd, of Omaha. Sisters are Mrs Will Baumgarten, Clarinda and Mrs Clara Gebbie of Mt Pleasant, Ia. There are four grandsons and two great grandchildren.

Burial was in Clarinda cemetery with Walker Funeral Home in charge of services.

[Boyd, Alma Nothwehr]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 24, 1974

Mrs. Boyd died  

Mrs Alma Boyd, 79, of Stanton died this Thursday morning [January 24, 1974] at West Heights Manor. She had lived at Clarinda, Red Oak and Stanton, but at rest home for three years.

Arrangements for the services are being made by Walker Funeral Home, pending arrival of the daughter, Mrs Wilda Briggs of Council Bluffs and son, Ray Boyd of Omaha. Her sisters are Mrs Clara Gebbie of Mt Pleasant and Mrs Will Baumgarten of Bethesda

[Taggart, Pauline Pittam]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 24, 1974

Mrs Taggart lived in Page County

Funeral services were held Sunday in Leon for Mrs James (Pauline) Taggart, who died Jan 10 at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield after a short illness. Burial was in Garden Grove.

Mrs Taggart, the former Pauline Pittam, and her husband lived in Page County until 1942 when they moved to Garden Grove.

Survivors include her husband of the home, a daughter, Mrs H B Gentry of Bloomfield, and four grandsons.

Those attending the services from here were Mr and Mrs John Taggart and family, Mrs Jim Pittam, Harold Martin, Mr and Mrs Ernest Borthwick and Mrs Charles Little.

[Brokaw, Anna Baetge]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 17, 1974

Services held for Anna Brokaw

Mrs Anna Brokaw, 85, died Tuesday [January 15, 1974]. She was found when her son, Ralph, made his early morning visit next door, where she has been caring for her own home.

She was born April 20, 1888, in Page County, the daughter of William and Anna Singleman Baetge. Mrs Brokaw had been a resident of this area all of his life.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Ralph Brokaw of Clarinda, a grandson, and a granddaughter. Mrs Grover Shields of Clarinda is a sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, in 1917, and a son, Raymond.

Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Mrs Ronald Perry was organist. Casket bearers were Boyd Foster, Carl Fletcher, Jim Bunker, Louis Barr, Wilbur Campbell, and Don Miller. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[Bunker, Cleve "Bunk"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 31, 1974

Clarindan s father died at Mt Ayr

Cleve Bunker, 73, father of Jim Bunker of Clarinda, died last Thursday [January 24, 1974] at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mt Ayr. Funeral services were held Monday at the Christian Church at Diagonal with burial in the Diagonal Cemetery.

[Butts, Cecil Raymond]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 31, 1974

Services held for Cecil Butts

Cecil Raymond Butts, 65, father of Mrs Dennis (Rita) Shull of Clarinda, died Jan 24 at the Hamburg hospital. He had been transferred there after several weeks at an Omaha hospital.

Services were Saturday at Riverton and burial in the Riverton cemetery. His wife, Mabel Roberts Butts, survives him at the Riverton home and they have two daughters. He was a former employee of Iowa Power & Light Co.


[Rex, John]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 31, 1974


Friends have learned of the death of Rev John Rex, 88, who was minister of the Coin United Methodist Church at one time. His daughter, Wanda, reports that he died Nov 24 and services were conducted by his son, Wendell, at Ames. He had been ill for several months, being at Boone at time of his passing. Burial was in Story Memorial Gardens at Ames.  

[Long, Burr]

Clarinda Herald Journal

January 1974


OAK HILL, Jan 2 — Burr Long formerly of the Fairview vicinity and Corning died Dec 30 at the Rosary Hospital in Corning. Burr a farmer was also a stock buyer in the surrounding area. Mrs Long (Bertha) is a resident of the nursing home in Lenox.


[Sunderman, Frank]

Clarinda Herald Journal

January 1974

Frank Sunderman former resident

Frank Sunderman, 74, of Rye, Colo, formerly of Clarinda, died Jan 3 at Pueblo, Colo, and burial was held there.

Mr Sunderman and his wife, the former Myrle Irvin, both worked at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. They were married in 1925 at Braddyville.

Besides his wife at Rye, other survivors include a brother Jake of Omaha, and two sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Roberts of Clearmont, Mo, and Mrs Rose Fessenmyer of Rye.

[Kelly, John]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     January 10, 1974

Donald Kelly s father died

Dr Donald Kelly's father, John Kelly, 84, of Mystic, Ia, died last Saturday [January 5, 1974] while hunting at Lake Rathbun. A retired coal miner, he is survived by nine children. The Kelly family attended the services Tuesday at the Miller-Werhle Funeral Home in Centerville. Loren Daly of New Market and Bob Hardee of Gravity also attended.

[Earhart, Robert Wayne, Sr.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     January 10, 1974

More details on Earhart death

More complete details have 1 been received of the death of Dr Robert W [ayne] Earhart Sr, 52, by his aunt, Mrs Raymond (Helen) Earhart here.

The former Iowan was a plant pathologist, retiring over two years ago because of ill health and continued to live in Johnson County in Overland Park, Kan. He was active in Boy Scout work serving his 14 years in the greater Kansas City area.

Born in Clarinda, Bob was graduated from Iowa State University in 1942 and gained master and doctorate degrees from Wisconsin University. His career centered around pathology as a university professor for the U S Department of Agriculture, University of Florida and Clemson University in South Carolina.

He was an Army Veteran from World War II, and retired from the Army Reserves in 1967.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs Elaine F Earhart; three sons, Gregory L Earhart of Jefferson City; Robert W [ayne] Earhart, Jr, of Chicago, and Gordon L Earhart of the home; his mother, Mrs Miles Thompson of Glendora, Calif; a brother, Tom A [ndrew] Earhart of St Joseph, and three sister, Mrs Carolyn Lyman of Greenfield; Mrs Judith [Ann] Singleton of Camarillo, Calif, and Mrs Mary Alice Gustin of Glendora.

Services were at Newcomer Overland Park Chapel and burial in   Johnson   County   Memorial Gardens.

[Van Fosson, Henry]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 14, 1974

Henry Van Fosson burial at CS

Henry Van Fosson, 84, died Feb 5 [1974] at Kansas City where he had been a resident for six years. His services were held Friday [February 8] at Maryville and burial in the cemetery at College Springs.

He had farmed in the Ravenwood, Mo, area, retiring to Ravenwood several years ago. He was married to Lela A Gates on Oct 7, 1914, and she preceded him in death in November of 1969. His three sons are Donald Van Fosson of Gladstone; Darrell Van Fosson of Aurora, Colo, and Leland Van Fosson of Mountain Grove; five grandchildren and sister, Mrs George Maxwell, Savannah. Rev Harry B Spear officiated at the services at Price Funeral Home in Maryville. Bearers were Forrest Howard, Fay Simmons, James Kinman, Arthur Van Fosson, J F Schieber and Philip Pitzenbarger.