Obituaries
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[Edwards, Pearl Pauline Chesnut]                        [Edwards, Max Anderson]

Pearl Pauline Edwards was born May 27, 1927 in Clearmont, Missouri, the daughter of Ira and Dicie (Davison) Chesnut. She passed away January 23, 2000 at her home in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Max Anderson Edwards was born April 4, 1927 in Blanchard, Iowa and was the youngest of six boys (Bob, Dean, Ted, Barney “Jack”, Bill and Max) born to Thomas and Agnes (Cook) Edwards. He passed away December 25, 2011 in Concord, Georgia.

Max and Pauline were married March 8, 1955 in Shenandoah at the United Methodist Church. They resided in Council Bluffs where Max was the longest active barber; running his own shop into his 80’s until his health declined. Together they were married for 44 years.

Graveside memorial service for Max and Pauline Edwards will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Shearer Cemetery in rural Braddyville, Iowa. Procession to the cemetery will begin at 10:00 a.m. from Braddy Hall in Braddyville, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to the Max and Pauline Edwards Fund.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[On-line obituary available from Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, http://www.efc.cc/_main/obituaries.asp]

[Ely, Bernice Paulina Pullen]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday      August 23, 2000

Bernice Ely

Bernice Paulina Ely was born July 19, 1928 to Roy and Vera (Maley) Pullen. She entered into rest Saturday, August 19, 2000 at Clarinda Regional Health Center following a brief illness.

Bernice was married to Lowell Ely on November 19, 1949, at Clarinda, Iowa. They had two children: Dennis and Janice. Bernice was a homemaker. In recent years she has resided at Clarhaven in Clarinda.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lowell February 1976, and son Dennis in April 1978. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Janice and Don Whaley of Clarinda; grandson Brian Whaley and his wife Crystal of Sioux City, Iowa, their son Alexander; granddaughter, Brandi Whaley of Clarinda; brother Max Pullen of Clarinda; and sister Evelyn Graham of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Rev. Alvin Trusty officiating. Burial was in Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

[Ely, Bernice Paulina Pullen]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday      August 30, 2000

Bernice Paulina Ely was born July 19, 1928 to Roy and Vera (Maley) Pullen in Montgomery County, Iowa. She entered into rest Saturday, August 19, 2000 at Clarinda Regional Health Center.

Bernice was married to Lowell Ely on November 19, 1949, at Clarinda, Iowa.  They had two children: Dennis and Janice.  Bernice   was   a homemaker.     In recent years she has resided at Clarhaven in Clarinda.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lowell February 1976, and son Dennis in April 1978.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Janice and Don [Lee] Whaley of Clarinda; grandson Brian Whaley and his wife Crystal of Sioux City, Iowa, their son Alexander; granddaughter, Brandi Whaley of Clarinda; brother Max Pullen of Clarinda; and sister Evelyn Graham of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, August 22 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Rev. Alvin Trusty of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

[Ely, Dennis Leon]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday      April 13, 1978

Clarindan falls to death

A Clarinda man died early this Thursday morning after falling from the roof of the Clarinda Mental Health Institute where he was working.

Dennis L. [eon] Ely died enroute to Municipal Hospital after falling three stories from the MHI where he had been working with a roofing crew.

Rescue workers and police arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after 7 a.m. According to Police Officer Richard Ritchie who investigated the fall, Ely lost his balance, tried to catch himself but fell to the ground below.

Several other workers of the D.C. Taylor construction firm, which is doing the roofing work at the hospital, were on the roof with Ely, but none were close enough to help.

ELY WAS BORN here in 1951 and was the son of the late Lowell Ely and Bernice Ely with whom he lived in the Mobile Manor Trailer Court.

Other survivors include his grandmothers Mrs. Roy Pullen of Clarinda and Mrs. Charley Williams of Coin. Also surviving are his sister Mrs. Janice Whaley of Scottsbluff, Ne., and several aunts and uncles.

Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery with funeral arrangements pending at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home.

[Ely, Dennis Leon]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday       April 17, 1978

Dennis Ely services held

Funeral services for Dennis L. [eon] Ely, 27, who died last Thursday morning were held Saturday afternoon at Walker-Merrick Funeral home with Rev. Bettie Hull officiating.

Mrs. Maynard Burch was organist and Gilbert Burch soloist. Casket bearers were: Dennis Davison, Kenneth Pullen, Steve Graham, Rick Davison, Scott Davison, and Curtis Davison.

Burial was in Shearer cemetery near Braddyville.

[Fine, Elizabeth Emerich]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      March 2, 1905     p. 4

Obituary.

Elizabeth Emerich was born Aug. 28, 1832, in German town, Ohio, and died Feb. 11, 1905, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pratt, at New Market, Iowa, aged 72 years, 5 months and 14 days. She was married to John Harrison Fine September 7, 1854, and to this union was born nine children, eight of whom are living, one daughter dying in infancy, and two sons and one daughter were at her bedside at the time of her death and cared for her all through her long sickness; the rest of the children were with her at different times during her sickness, except two daughters who live in Idaho. Her twin sister, one sister and one brother, came to see her during her sickness, which lasted nine weeks. She always bore her suffering bravely and with much patience, knew everything until the end. At an early age she united with the Lutheran church. There being no Lutheran church here, in 1892 she united with the Presbyterian church, of which she has been a member ever since. The funeral services were held at the Shearer church and in charge of Rev. Main, of this city. Interment in adjoining cemetery. —New Market Herald.

[Fine, Harold Woodrow]

Harold Fine, 59, died Friday

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     December 26, 1977

Harold [Woodrow] Fine, 59, died suddenly early Friday morning at his home near Braddyville. He was born October 10, 1918, nine miles Northeast of Braddyville, just one quarter mile from where he died. The son of Clem and Della [Florence] McMullen Fine, he was married to Helen [Lucille] Kendall on September 21, 1941, and she preceded him in death on October 20, 1976. He was engaged in farming all his life and helped his father establish a machinery business. He was a member of Plumb Lodge No. 285, Siam, Iowa.

Survivors include his son, Jerry of Hopkins, a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Sharon) Kenagy of Braddyville, four grandsons, two granddaughters, a brother, Roy, of Braddyville and sisters Mrs. Lester (Doris) Carter of Maitland, Mo. and Mrs. Eldon (Irene Vardaman of Clarinda.

Services were held at 2 p.m. this Tuesday at the Braddyville Christian Church with Carl Cummings and John Shipley officiating. Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery.

[Fine, Harold Woodrow]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      January 5, 1978

Harold Fine, 59 Last Rites Held in Braddyville

Funeral services for Harold Woodrow Fine, 59, of Braddyville, were held December 27 in the Christian Church in Braddyville, Iowa with Carl Cummings and Rev. John Shipley officiating. Masonic services held in the church, were conducted by Charles Wilkinson, Hopkins, and George Woldruff, chaplain. Mr. Fine died December 23, 1977 at his home. Interment was at Shearer Cemetery, Page County, Ia.

Harold Woodrow Fine, son of Clem and Della [Florence] McMullen Fine, was born October 10, 1918 in Taylor County, nine miles northeast of Braddyville, just one quarter mile from where he died, the son of Clem and Della (McMullen) Fine.

He was married to Helen Kendall on September 21, 1941, and she preceded him in death on October 20, 1976.

He was engaged in farming all his life and helped his father establish a machinery business.

He was a member of Plumb Lodge No. 285 A.F. & A.M. Siam, Iowa.

Survivors include his son, Jerry, of Hopkins, Missouri; daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Sharon) Kenagy of Braddyville; four grandsons; two granddaughters; brother, Roy, of Braddyville; sisters, Mrs. Eldon (Irene) Vardaman of Clarinda and Mrs. Lester (Doris) Carter of Maitland, Missouri.

A Memorial to the Heart Fund has been established in his name with Ernest Gray of Bedford, Iowa, in charge.

 

 

 [Fine, Helen Lucille Kendall]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     October 21, 1976

Friday services for Helen Fine

Services for Helen Fine, 56, of Braddyville will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Braddyville Christian Church.

Mrs Fine died Wednesday evening after a long illness.

Born Dec 14, 1918, she was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Guy Kendall of Clarinda. They survive.

Other survivors include her husband Harold of Braddyville, a son Jerry of Hopkins, Mo, a daughter Mrs Ron (Sharon) Kenagy of Braddyville and six grandchildren.

Brothers are Robert Kendall and Dean Kendall of Clarinda, Wayne Kendall of Lincoln, Neb, and Roy Kendall of Madrid. Mrs Merlin (Jean) Davison of Braddyville, Mrs Harlie (Marjorie) Thompson of Lebanon, Mo, and Mrs Charles (Shirley) Thomas of Clarinda are sisters.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs Eunice Brown.

Swanson Funeral Home of Hopkins, Mo, will be in charge of Saturday's services, with burial in Shearer cemetery.

Friends may meet with the family at the funeral home at 7:30 Friday evening. Memorials should be made to the American Cancer society.

A memorial to the Heart Fund has been established in his name with Ernest Gray of Bedford in charge.

[Fine, Helen Lucille Kendall]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      October 28, 1976

Mrs. Harold Fine Last Rites Held October 23 I

Funeral services for Mrs. Harold (Helen Lucille) Fine, 58, of the Siam area, were held October 23 in the Christian Church in Braddyville, Ia., officiated    by    Carl   Cummings.

Mrs.    Fine   died   October   20, 1976   in   Municipal Hospital   in Clarinda.    Interment    was    at Shearer Cemetery, Page County, Ia.

 

Helen Lucille Kendall Fine was born December 14, 1917 at Clarinda, Iowa, daughter of Guy B. and Beulah Heller Kendall.

On September 21, 1941, she was united in marriage to Harold Fine, at Maryville, Mo. and two children were barn to bless this home and to share their love.

On August 12,1956, she joined the Braddyville Christian Church and remained a faithful member. She was also a member of Highland Chapter Order of Eastern Star #523 of Siam, Iowa.

Helen had a warm and pleasant greeting and smile for her family and many friends, even during her   serious   illness of the past year.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Eunice Kendall Brown.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Harold of the home; a son, Jerry Fine and his wife, Darla, of Hopkins, Mo.; a daughter, Sharon, and her husband, Ronald Kenagy, of Braddyville, Ia.; six grandchildren, Jeffery, Johnny, James and Dawnett Fine and Stacey and Machelle Kenagy.

Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and in her last hour she called each one of them by name saying how much she loved each one of them.

Her parents and four brothers and three sisters also survive along with a world of wonderful friends and relatives.

She was a kind, considerate and loving wife, mother grandmother, friend and neighbor and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

 

[Fine, Harriet Delilah “Hattie” Morehouse Archer]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      July 21, 1938      p. 8

Mrs. Hattie Fine Dies

Mrs. Hattie Fine, a resident of the Siam community, died Wednesday night, July 20. The funeral services will be held at the church at Shearer cemetery at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon and burial will be in the Shearer cemetery.

[Fine, Harriet Delilah “Hattie” Morehouse Archer]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      July 28, 1938     p. 2

SIAM

MRS. FINE DIES

Funeral Services Held Last Saturday

Mrs. Hattie Fine aged 71, passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Roy Cavner Thursday morning at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. Fine had been ill for several weeks past. She was a woman of sterling character who had many friends. Her husband, A. [aron] C. [olumbus] Fine passed away many years ago. She leaves to mourn her passing, a son Bert Morehouse of Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter Mrs. Flovia [Rosa Floria] Cavner, three grandchildren, three step children, a number of step grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Shearer church by a former pastor, Rev. Proctor of College Springs. Interment was in the Shearer Cemetery.

[Fine, James Elmer]

Bedford Times-Republican

Tuesday     January 30, 1923    [p. 1]

Another Man Killed in Terrible Auto Accident

Elmer Fine, Aged 43, Meets a Tragic Death When His Auto Goes Into the Ditch and Upsets. His Mother Also Badly Hurt. Funeral Services Held Sunday

On Thursday of last week, the people of this city were again startled when the news was phoned here that Elmer Fine, a well known farmer living 5 miles southwest of Bedford, had died in the Clarinda hospital after being rushed there after an auto accident the same day.

It appears that Elmer Fine, accompanied by his mother and a neighbor boy had started for a sale about 11 o'clock in their auto, and while traversing along the road, he hit a bad rut in the road and in doing so threw his mother, who was sitting in the rear seat, forward and against the canopy of the car, causing her nose to bleed and bringing forth a scream of terror from her.

Mr. Fine hearing his mother scream, unthinkingly turned about in the car to see what the trouble was, and in doing so, evidently twisted the steering wheel of the car and sent it crashing into a ditch beside the road.

Parties following, arrived on the scene and seeing the predicament, and finding Mr. Fine seriously injured and his mother in bad shape, rushed them to the Clarinda hospital where all that medical skill could do was given them, but Mr. Fine's injuries were so severe that he could not stand the shock and he died the same day about five o'clock p. m.

His mother received several broken ribs, and her breast badly crushed, but with careful nursing, she is now pronounced out of danger, although the shock of her son's tragic death, nearly prostrated her, when finally informed of his death, some 48 hours afterward.

The neighbor boy that accompanied them on the ill-fated ride, miraculously escaped with only slight bruises, but with a memory of the scene that will go with him to his grave ever fresh in his mind.

Funeral services for the deceased were held Sunday from the family home and he was laid to rest forevermore in the cemetery at Siam.

The grief stricken wife and children, as well as his father and mother have the sympathy of the entire community, for in the death of Mr. Fine, they lose a loving husband and father and a dutiful son.

Obituary

J. [ames] Elmer Fine, the oldest son of Jasper and Josa [Josephine Booze] Fine, was born near Siam, Iowa, July 15, 1878, and passed to his reward Jan. 25, 1923.

He was married to Clara Ergenbright, Nov. 29, 1900. To this union 3 children were born, two daughters and one son: Thelma, Lucile and little Glenn only 6 weeks old, together with his wife survive him. He is also survived by his father, mother and one brother, Clem, one brother having preceeded him to the better world.

Elmer had always been a resident of the community in which he was born. Converted in 1906, in a series of meetings under the ministry of Rev. Brown, he united with the Church of Christ at Siam, continuing a faithful member of the same until his death. Not only will he be missed in the church and home, but his going will be a distinct loss to the community, he having taken an interest in educational and public affairs. His motives always stood for clean and righteous living, helping in every cause that was for the betterment of the community.

[Fine, John Harrison]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      November 27, 1902    [p. 1]

Obituary

John Harrison Fine was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, June 30,1829, and died at his residence in Dallas township, Taylor county, Iowa, November 13,1902, aged 73 years, 4 months, 14 days. He united with the Lutheran church when young and lived a purely Christian life always. He was married to Elizabeth Emrich [Emerich] in 1854, from this union nine children were born. His wife and eight children survive him to mourn their loss. The deceased lived in Fountain County, Indiana, during his youth, moved to Iowa in 1859, and has lived here most of the time since, except a few years in Missouri. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. S. Mennoyer [Menoher] at the Union church in Page County, Iowa. Remains were laid to rest in Shearer cemetery in Page County.

[Fine, John Harrison]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      November 27, 1902      [p. 1]

John Harrison Fine was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, June 30,1829, and died at his residence in Dallas township, Taylor county, Iowa, November 13,1902, aged 73 years, 4 months, 14 days. He united with the Lutheran church when young and lived a purely Christian life always. He was married to Elizabeth Emrich in 1854, from this union nine children were born. His wife and eight children survive him to mourn their loss. The deceased lived in Fountain County, Indiana, during his youth, moved to Iowa in 1859, and has lived here most of the time since, except a few years in Missouri. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. S. Mennoyer [Menoher] at the Union church in Page County, Iowa. Remains were laid to rest in Shearer cemetery in Page County.

 

 

[Fine, Josephine “Josie” Booze]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      May 27, 1937      p. 3

siam

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smallwood and Mrs. Vernon Beck of St. Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Renfro and children of Sidney, came Saturday to attend the funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Fine.

Mrs. Fine Succumbs

This community was made sad last week by the passing of Mrs. Josephine Fine, 79, widow of the late [Ephraim] Jasper Fine. Mrs. Fine, or "Aunt Jocie" as she was lovingly called by all, was a grand, good woman, who numbered her friends by her acquaintances. She was kind and considerate to everyone and always had a word of praise or cheery greeting for all alike. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

[Fine, Josephine “Josie” Booze]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      May 27, 1937      p. 4

OBITUARY

Mrs. Josie Fine

Josephine Booze Fine, daughter of David and Lucinda [Lytle] Booze, was born in Pennsylvania April 27, 1858 and passed away at her home near Braddyville, Iowa May 20 1937, aged 79 years.

When but a little girl she came with her parents and two brothers and two sisters to a new home in Taylor County, Iowa.

There she grew to womanhood and on the 7th day of March 1878, she was united in marriage to E. [phraim] J. [asper] Fine who preceded her in death on June 23d 1936.

Their family consisted of four children: Alice who died in early childhood; Elmer who met an accidental death in 1923, as did another son Clyde who came to his untimely death in 1905. One son Clem Fine of Braddyville, Iowa survives his mother, who with his wife Della were untiring in their care and devotion to her during all the years.

She also leaves seven grandchildren, Mrs. Thelma Owens; Harold, Roy, Doris and Irene Fine all of Braddyville; Glen Fine of Clearmont, Missouri; Mrs. Lucille Hall of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one great grandchild, Eddie Hall. One brother, Christopher D. Booze, of Holmestead, Okla; and one sister Mrs. Emma Gillispie of Clearmont, Missouri, also survive her.

All her life she had been a true Christian and for many years she has been a member of the Methodist church in Siam. She was a charter member of the Ladles Aid of the church and was much loved by every member. Another place is vacant in our circle. A wonderful mother and grandmother has gone to her reward. For many years she had the care of her invalid husband, always patient and faithful and though her cross was heavy to bear, her crown is all the brighter today because she was always ready for service or sacrifice in the Lord's vineyard.

Funeral services were conducted at the Shearer church by Rev. Chas. Arnold. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

[Fine, Viva Amelia Shields]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     October 4, 1979     p. 8

Viva A. Fine, 83 Final Rites Were Held October 2

Final rites for Mrs. Ralph D. (Viva) Fine, 83, of New Market, held October 2 in Walker-Merrick Funeral Home In Clarinda, were officiated by Loren Daly. Mrs. Fine died September 29 in Bethesda Care Center in Clarinda where she had been a patient since August 27. Interment was at Shearer Cemetery.

Viva [Amelia] Fine, was born Feb. 4, 1896, in Taylor County, the daughter of Joseph Milton and Amelia Walter Shields. She was married to Ralph D.[ouglas] Fine who preceded her in death In 1966. They farmed in the Siam area and she later moved into New Market.

Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Richard (Elsie Rose) Burton, New Market, Mrs. George (Lucille) Stanely, Bedford, Mrs. Hollis (Edith) Naven, Corning, and Mrs. Billy (Hope) Pratt, New Market. There are four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Dewey Shields of New Market is a brother.

[FINE, VIVA AMELIA SHIELDS]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, November 1, 1979

Viva Amelia Fine Final Rites Were Held October 2

Funeral services for Mrs. Ralph (Viva) Fine, 83, of New Market, held October 2 in Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, Ia., were conducted by Loren Daly, minister of the Church of Christ of Siam. Mrs. Fine died September 29, 1979 in the Bethesda Care Center in Clarinda, where she had been transferred from the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Interment was at Shearer Cemetery.

Viva Amelia Fine, daughter of Joseph Milton and Amelia (Walter) Shields, was born near Ivyville in Taylor County, February 4, 1896. During her childhood she resided in Adams and Page counties, but most of her lifetime was spent in Taylor County, Iowa where she was reared, educated and engaged in farming with her husband, Ralph. Viva was a member of the Siam Christian Church where she was baptized in September 1915.

On March 7, 1917, Viva was united in marriage in Clarinda, Ia., to Ralph Douglas Fine. Four daughters were born to this union. They are: Mrs. Richard Burton (Elsie Rose) of New Market; Mrs. George Stanley (Lucille) of Bedford; Mrs. Hollis Naven (Edith) of Corning; and Mrs. Bill Pratt (Hope) of New Market.

She is survived by the four daughters, four sons-in-law, four grandchildren and their spouses: Gordon Douglas and Janelle (McAlpin) Pratt of LeMars, Ia.; Patricia Ann (Stanley) and Douglas Schultz of Grand Mound, Ia.; Eleanor Jo (Burton) and Dan Hamilton, New Market; and Billie Joyce (Pratt) and Carl Hodge of Maryville, Mo. Great grandchildren are Sarah and Diane Schultz, Joey Hamilton and Aaron and Austin Pratt. Other survivors include one brother, Dewey Shields of New Market, seven sisters-in-law: Ella Fine, Cheyenne, Wyo; Rose (Fine) Retzer, Canon City, Colo.; Fannie Shields, Bedford; Emma and Helen Shields, Clarinda; Coryl Shields, New Market; and Rebecca Shields, Denver, Colo. She also leaves a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, June 11, 1966, and by her parents, seven brothers, four sisters and two great grandsons.

 

[Fishell, Jacob Lewis]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      March 31, 1949     p. 8

Obituary - Jacob Lewis Fishell

Jacob Lewis Fishell, son of [Mary] Jane [Kunkle] and Michael Fishell, was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania on June 12, 1853, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dow Stickelman, near Blockton, on March 25, at the age of 95 years, 9 months and 13 days.

The early years of his life were spent on the family farm northwest of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. There he was trained from early youth in the details of agriculture, and he was educated in the rural schools of The Commonwealth State. At the age of 23 years, he came west as far as Woodhull, Illinois, where he was employed on a farm in that neighborhood.

On October 15, 1879, he was married to Miss Susan C. [aroline] Fortwangler at Ontario, Knox County, Illinois. To them were born seven children: Mrs. Maggie F. [lorence] Axel of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Norman [Michael] Fishell of Clearmont, Missouri, Mrs. Mae M. [ary] Blackford of Shelby, Montana, Leonard W. [arren] Fishell of Irwin, Missouri, Mrs. Faye Stickelman of Blockton and Myrle W. [illiam] Fishell of Braddyville. One son, Freddie, preceded his father in passing. In 1882 the family came to Iowa and settled on their present farm in Page County. On October 19, 1943, the mother was taken.

As a child Mr. Fishell was dedicated to The Lord by his parents who were adherents of The Lutheran Faith. He was also a member of that fraternal organization known as The Woodmen of the World.

Three years ago he gradually began to withdraw from his previously very active life, and went to make his home with his daughter, Faye. There he was tenderly cared for in his declining years.

He leaves to mourn his passing: three sons, three daughters, seventeen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren.

The funeral services were held Sunday, March 27'at 2 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda. Interment and graveside services were at Shearer cemetery. Rev. Arthur C. Marston of Shambaugh officiated.

[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 [Lewis] 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 [Elrick] 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. Mryle Fishell of Mesa, Az, is a brother and Faye Stickelman of Braddyville is a sister.

Burial will be in Shearer cemetery, near Braddyville.

[Fishell, Myrle William]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     May 8, 1996

Myrle W. Fishell

Myrle W. [illiam] Fishell, 98 of Phoenix, Az., formerly of the Guss and Corning area died Tuesday morning, May 7 at a Phoenix care center.

He was born May 4,1898, in Page County, Ia., the son of Jacob [Lewis] and [Susan] Caroline Fortwangler Fishell. He was married to [Sabitha Elnora] Blanche Long who proceeded him in death in 1974. They farmed in the Guss and Corning areas. Mr. Fishell has lived in Arizona for several years.

He is survived by five children: Clara Mae Rawlings and husband Virgil, Phoenix, Az., Ralph S. Fishell and wife Barbara, Braddyville, Paul Fishell and wife Mildred, Scottsdale, Az., Phyllis Arlene Helman and husband Sandy, Beverly Hills, Ca., Wayne Fishell and wife Betty, Loveland, Co. There are 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, wife, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 10 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with burial in the     Shearer     cemetery      near Braddyville. Visitation will be at the funeral    home    from    7-8    p.m. Thursday evening.

[Fishell, Susan Caroline Fortwangler]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     October 28, 1943      p. 8

Obituary, Mrs. Susan Fishell

Susan Caroline Fortwangler Fishell, daughter of Godfrey and Mary C. [Ann Medhurst] Fortwangler, was born January 24, 1862 in Warren County, Illinois, and died Tuesday, October 19, 1943 at the home of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dow Stickelman at Blockton, at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 26 days. Her early life was spent at Cameron, Ill. She united with the Methodist church at the age of thirteen and spent the remainder of her life as a true Christian.

She was married to Jacob Lewis Fishell on October 15, 1879. Three years later she moved to her present home. Four days before her death she and her husband observed their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary.

They were the parents of seven children: Mrs. Maggie Axel of Fort Lupton, Colorado; Norman Fishell of Clearmont, Mo.; Mrs. Mae Blackford of Shelby, Mont.; Leonard [Warren] Fishell of New Market; Mrs. Faye Stickelman of Blockton; Myrle [William] Fishell of Braddyville, Alfred Lewis Fishell, who died at the age of 8 years.

She is survived by her husband, six children, seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Huldah Cravens of Chicago, Mrs. Jessie Perkins of Peoria, Mrs. Libbie Elliott and Mrs. Anna Bloom of Woodhull, Illinois.

She was a lovely mother, grandmother and friend.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Braddyville Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. Rowe of Clarinda. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.