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[Davison, Delmar Lee]

Bedford Times-Press

Wednesday     October 20, 2004


Mass of Christian Burial services for Delmar Davison, age 76 of Bedford who died October 12, 2004 in Omaha, Nebraska were held Saturday, October 16, 2004 at St. Clare's Catholic Church in Clarinda. Celebration of life services were held Friday, October 15, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Interment with military rites accorded by the John F. Hardin American Legion Post No. 164 were held at the Shearer Cemetery. Memorials can be given in Delmar's name. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Delmar Lee Davison was born September 30, 1928 at the family homestead in rural Braddyville, Iowa. He was the son of Rolla Raymond Davison and Dorothy Ruth [Johnson] Davison. The eldest of two sons, Delmar attended school at Pine Community School, a one-room schoolhouse. He graduated from Braddyville High School in 1947, where he and Doc Clark were known as class clowns.

Delmar was active on the family farm until he entered the United States Army when he was twenty-two. He served during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at Okinawa during the occupation of Japan. Perhaps this adventure of traveling around the world gave him a taste of travel as this became his hobby for life.

After returning from the Army, Delmar returned to his family farm where he met the love of his life. Delmar was united in marriage to Marcella "Sally" Rose Runde on May 7, 1956 at the Grand River Church close to Parnell, Missouri. He met and married Sally in a whirlwind courtship of 3 months. He knew how to sweet talk! They set up housekeeping in rural Taylor County, where Delmar and Sally were blessed by their four children; Sheryl, Mark [Alan], Brenda, and Dean.

Delmar loved farming and the lifestyle it provided. He enjoyed raising livestock and was about as happy as anyone could get in life just being a farmer! He enjoyed the simple things the farm provided: pumpkin harvests, wiener roasts on the home place, and making apple cider with his grandfather's apple press. In later years, Delmar thoroughly enjoyed helping his son Mark on the family farm. Delmar will always be remembered in the community as the 'flag leader' for the Memorial Day Service at Shearer Cemetery, a role he carried on after his father, Rolla, passed away.

Left to cherish Delmar's memory are his loving wife Sally Davison of Bedford; four children, Sheryl Ann Jensen and husband Tom of Canton, Michigan; Mark Alan Davison and wife Sandy of Bedford; Brenda Lee Weed and husband Lonnie of Bedford; and Dean Eldon Davison and wife Nancy of Olathe, Kansas; His brother Truman Davison and wife Charlotte of Clarinda; six grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceding Delmar in death are his parents, Rolla and Dorothy Ruth Davison.

[Davison, Homer Arnold]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     January 5, 1994

Homer Davison

Homer [Arnold] Davison, 97, of rural Braddyville, died Tuesday morning, January 4,1994, at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Mo., where he had been admitted on Saturday.

He was born January 24, 1896, near Braddyville, the son of Robert and [Mary] Anna Laub Davison. He was a veteran of World War I and a life- long farmer of the Braddyville area. On February 23,1921, he was married to Maggie Dunn, who survives. Also surviving are five children, Irvin Davison of Braddyville, Arnold Davison of Braddyville, Edna Ruth Thompson of Hopkins, Mo., Kenneth C. Davison of Clarinda and Gary Davison of Braddyville. There are 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Virginal Davison of Clarinda is a brother.

He was preceded in death by parents, one grandchild, two great grandchildren, three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. There is open visitation at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Braddyville Fire and Rescue units.

Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville with military services at the graveside.

[Davison, Mark Alan]

Funeral services Mark Davison, age 47 of Bedford who died Sunday, February 4, 2007, peacefully at his home were held Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Life Missionary Church in Bedford. Interment was held in the Shearer Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Melanoma Association; Hospice of Central Iowa or Taylor County Public Health. Memories can be shared with the family on our web site at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Mark Alan Davison was born July 5, 1959, at Clarinda, Iowa, the second of four children born to Delmar [Lee] and Marcella “Sally” (Runde) Davison, and passed from this life at his home in Bedford, Iowa on February 4, 2007. He graduated from New Market High School in 1977. After exploring career opportunities, he decided farming provided the lifestyle he preferred. Mark was a member of the New Market Church of Christ where he grew spiritually and passed this sense of faith on to his family. His first church-wide prayer was written on his hand, smudged from nervous perspiration, but he went on to become a Sunday School teacher and elder in the church.

On a very hot July 19, 1980, he was united in marriage to Sandra Kay Johnson at New Market, Iowa. After a honeymoon trip to Colorado, the couple settled temporarily in rural Hopkins until moving to the Davison homestead in rural Braddyville. Mark was very resourceful and used wood to heat the house while he and Sandy lived there. The couple enjoyed entertaining and much volleyball was played in the summer with game nights in the winter.

Mark and Sandy moved to the Glen Stewart place south of Siam, in 1986 where they started their family. They were blessed with two children, Alicia Lee and Luke Andrew. Being a child at heart himself, Mark truly enjoyed his family. He was most eager to go sledding, build snow igloos, make apple cider, or to build a bonfire for a wiener roast for the kids. He enjoyed playing games with nieces and nephews, helping them learn to swim, or giving them motorcycle rides. It wasn’t uncommon for Mark to be found at the bottom of a “dogpile”.

Mark loved the outdoors and had a natural athletic ability that enabled him to enjoy various outdoor sports. Family vacations ranged from skiing in Montana, to hang gliding in Telluride, to water skiing at Lake of the Ozarks, and everything in between. He wasn’t a hunter or horseman himself, but he learned the skills needed because of his children’s interests.

Mark farmed and raised cattle and hogs; lots and lots of hogs! Mark took great pride in being a good steward of the land and enjoyed his livestock. Carpentry and woodworking were among his hobbies and his creations will be long cherished. Mark was always willing to extend a helping hand to complete those little odd jobs that no one else seemed to have time or patience to tackle.

Left to cherish Mark’s memory are his wife Sandy of Bedford, daughter Alicia and son Luke of the home, his mother Sally Davison of Lenox; two sisters, Sheryl [Ann] Jensen and husband Tom of Canton, Michigan; and Brenda [Lee] Weed and husband Lonnie of Bedford; a brother Dean [Eldon] Davison and wife Nancy of Laurie, Missouri; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Trish Johnson of Gravity; Cathy and Kevin Routh of Springfield, Missouri; Patty and Vilas Morris of Gravity; Roger and Kathy Johnson of Mendon, Missouri; James and Elaina Johnson of Gravity; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and host of friends.

Preceding Mark in death are his maternal and paternal grandparents and his father Delmar Davison in 2004.

[Note: On-line obituary made available by Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel]

[Davison, Nell Irene Clark]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday      August 9, 1990

Irene Davison

Mrs. [Nell] Irene Davison, 85, rural Braddyville, died this Thursday morning at Municipal Hospital where she had been admitted on Tuesday following a stroke suffered at her home.

She was born November 7, 1904, the daughter of Arthur and Ada McCord Clark. She was married to Wilber Davison who preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, W. Wayne Davison, and Leo E. Davison of Braddyville and Bennie C. Davison of Clarinda. There are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with burial to be in Shearer cemetery near Braddyville.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 16, 1990, p. 7


The community was saddened by the death of Irene Davison August 9 at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. She was taken there Tuesday morning by the Braddyville Rescue Unit where she passed away Thursday morning. Services were held on Aug. 13, at 1:30 p. m. at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with burial in the Shearer Cemetery.


[Harris, Mary Kathryn Schmidt]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday      August 16, 1990

Mary K. Harris

Mary K. [athryn] Harris, 92, of Clarinda died Tuesday night, Aug. 14, 1990, at Bethesda Care Center where she had been a resident since July 20.

She was born July 3, 1898, at Amboy, Ill., the daughter of Andrew and Margaret Kneip Schmidt. She was married to Clyde Harris in 1916. He preceded her in death in 1939.

Mrs. Harris had been a schoolteacher in rural Taylor and Page County schools, worked at Connor’s store and was a social worker in Douglas County, Omaha, Nebr., before her retirement.

She is survived by two children: Mrs. Harold (Grace) Siedenburg, and Pau. Harris and wife Dorothy both of Clarinda. There are three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, one grandson, one sister, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Dick Quinlan officiating.

[Hensleigh, Esther]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday      August 9, 1990

Esther Hensleigh

Memorial services for Esther Hensleigh, of Clarinda will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 13, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Dick Quinlan officiating.

Miss Hensleigh died July 8, 1990, after a long illness. She had been Page County Superintendent of Schools before her retirement.

Survivors include a sister, Fern Grove of Clarinda and brother Don M. Hensleigh of Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the Nodaway Valley Historical Society or Shenandoah Historical Museum.

[Johnson, Audrey Handorf Olinger]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     April 13, 1994

Audrey Handorf Johnson

Audrey Handorf Johnson, 86, of Denver, Co., died April 6, 1994 at a Denver nursing home. She was born Nov. 22, 1907, at Yorktown, the daughter of Fred and Nellie Ellison Handorf. 'She taught school in Page County and moved to Colorado in 1935. That same year she was married to Ted Olinger. She later married Henry Johnson, who preceded her in death.

Johnson is survived by a son, Gary Olinger and wife Shyrl of Nelsonville, Oh.; one granddaughter Laura; brother and sisters, Frederic Handorf of Bed-

[Jones, Helen Houston]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday August 20, 1990

Helen Houston Jones

Helen Houston Jones passed away at a Kansas City hospital August 16, 1990. She was born August 29, 1909.

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

She is survived by two children; Paul Jones and Dorothy Ring, Fulton, Mo.; two sisters, Mabel Richardson, Forsyth, Mo., formerly from Shambaugh, Lois Shields, Burlington Junction, Mo.; and brother, George Houston, Maryville, Mo.

Funeral services were held August 18, at Fulton, Mo., and burial at Marshall, Mo.

Wilda McClarnon, Shambaugh, is a niece and Leonard Bub Richardson, College Springs is a nephew.

[Larson, Louise “Lonny” Arp]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday      August 9, 1990

Lonny (Arp) Larson

Lonny Louise (Arp) Larson, 34, died Thursday, August 9, 1990, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. She was born May 5, 1956, at Lake Park, Ia., to Rev. Gary and Marjorie (Davis) Arp.  

Lonny was baptized in 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sioux Valley, Ia. Her childhood was spent in Wichita, Kan., Springfield, Ill., Defiance, Oh., and El Dorado, Ark., before moving to Clarinda at the age of 14. She was confirmed at Our Savior Lutheran Church, El Dorado, 1969, by Rev. Gary Arp.

Lonny was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clarinda, she served as one of the church organists, was on the music committee, a member of the LWML, AAL Branch secretary, teacher aide at Noah's Ark preschool and kindergarten. She served for the American Cancer Society. She played the cello in high school with the Nodaway Valley Symphony in Clarinda, and this past winter with the Northwest Missouri State College String Ensemble at Maryville.

She graduated from Clarinda High School in 1974. She graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1975 as a Certified Laboratory Technician. She later earned an MLT Certification. Her internship was served at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Red Oak. She was employed there 1975-78, and again from 1983-89, and part of 1990. From 1978 to 1981 she worked for Dr. H.S. Frenkel in Clarinda.

On December 15,1978 she was married to Robert Alan Larson at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clarinda, by Rev. Gary Arp. Two children were born to this union Luke, 10, and Asa, 8.

Survivors include her husband and children, parents, Rev. and Mrs. Gary Arp, Waverly, Ia.; one brother, Wally Arp and family, Davenport, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. Steve (Becky) Lehenbauer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Dwight (Christy) Mayer and family, Essex; two grandmothers, Margaret Davis, Harris, Ia., and Betty Arp, Lake Park, Ia.; and one great-grandmother, Rosa Kolls, Lake Park, Ill; and her husbands parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Larson, Clarinda.     

[Lewis, Donald Leroy]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     January 5, 1994

Donald L. Lewis

Graveside services for Donald L. [eroy] Lewis, 71, of Clarinda were held Thursday, December 30, 1993 at Memory Cemetery, New Market, with Rev. John Clark officiating.

He died Monday, December 27, 1993 at Bethesda Care Center. He was born May 26,1922, at Creston, the son of Roy and Halean McCarty Lewis. He was married to Arlene Akers who survives. Surviving children are Bonnie Finley, Rockport, Mo.; Kay Dye, Buffalo, Mo.; and Bob Lewis, Pickering, Mo. There are nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Robert Lewis of Browning, Mt. is a brother and Juanita Smith of Woodland, Ca. is a sister.  

Military services were held at the graveside. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Newman, Gladys Mae Peterman]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     January 5, 1994

Gladys M. Newman

Mrs. Gladys M. [ae] Newman, 83, of Clarinda died Tuesday morning, Jan. 4, 1994 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital. She had been a resident of Bethesda Care Center before going to the hospital.

She was born June 23,1910 near Clarinda, the daughter of Bert and Myrtle [May] Slaight Peterman. Mrs. Newman was a schoolteacher before her marriage to Edwin F. [rederick] Newman on Aug. 26, 1936. Mr. Newman preceded her in death March 6,1975.

She is survived by a son Larry and wife Joyce Newman of Clarinda, three grandchildren and one great grandchild, Ivan Peterman of Clarinda is a brother.

She was preceded in death by parents, two infant children, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Don Fisher officiating. There is open visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memory cemetery at New Market. Memorials may be directed to Clarinda Municipal Hospital.

[Thompson, Bessie Lillian Baringer]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday      May 4, 1994

Bessie Lillian Baringer Thompson

Funeral services for Bessie Lillian Baringer Thompson were held on Sunday, May 1 at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church in Hopkins, Mo. Steve Peters, Bedford and Larry Maxwell, Hopkins, Mo. officiated. Burial was at the Hopkins Cemetery.

She was born to Susan Eliza Campbell Baringer and William Baringer on January 19, 1896 near Clyde, Mo. She married Homer Thompson January 29, 1913. They farmed in the Hopkins area from 1943 to 1961 when after Homer's death she moved to Hopkins. In September of 1993 she moved to Clearview Home in Clearfield. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Church Women and an honorary member of the Art Club in Hopkins.

Preceding her in death was her husband Homer in 1961, parents, three sisters, Sarah Rebecca Maddix, Rosie Bell Laughlin, and Mary Susan Sherry and two brothers, James William and Sisal Lloyd and one daughter Lorene.

Survivors include daughters, Velda Daniel, Stanberry, Mo. and Patsy Joan Gray, Bedford and her husband Farris; three granddaughters, nine great grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

[Wallace, Amy Jo]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     April 13, 1994

Amy Jo Wallace

Amy Jo Wallace, infant daughter of Marvin Lee Wallace and Connie Marie Saville Wallace of New Market, died April 11,1994 at Children's Hospital in Omaha. She was born March 30, 1994 at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital in Clarinda.

Other survivors include a sister Megan, grandparents, Ruth Saville, Delphos; Virgil and Sarah Wallace, Clarinda; and great-grandmother, Grace Jiles of Jefferson City, Mo.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at. 11 a. m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with visitation Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Redding, Ia. cemetery.

[Wishon, Eva Smith]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday August 20, 1990

Eva Smith Wishon

Eva Smith Wishon, Danbury, Nebr, passed away August 13, 1990. She was a former resident of the Siam community.