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[Fast, William Everett]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     November 7, 1974

Everett Fast VA official

Funeral services for Everett Fast, 76, of Cincinnati, O, will be at 2 pm, Saturday [November 9, 1974] at Barr-Merrick Chapel at Burlington Jct, Mo. Rev John Welch will officiate and burial will be in the Ohio Cemetery there.

William Everett Fast was born April 26, 1898, at Burlington Junction, the son of Miles and Lyda Potts Fast. He was married to Lucille Scott at Omaha, Neb. He attended high school at Burlington Junction and lived in the vicinity until entering the Marines in WW II.

After the war he returned to Nodaway County for 12 years, then he served one year as head of Veterans Administration in Washington D C. He moved to Cincinnati, O, where he was regional office chief for VA until his retirement five years ago.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Mr Fast died Wednesday [November 6, 1974] at Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati. He is survived by his wife of the home and a sister, Mrs Anna Belle Kosart of Wauconda, Ill.

[Fishell, Sabitha Elnora Long]

Clarinda Herald Journal

April 1974

Services Friday for Mrs. Fishell

Services for Mrs Myrle [William] Fishell [Sabitha Elnora Long] will be at 2 pm Friday at Roland Funeral Home in Corning. Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery. Mrs Fishell, 70, a former resident of the Braddyville area, died Sunday [April 14, 1974] in Mesa, Ariz.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 18, 1974, p. 13

Mrs. Myrle (Bythe) Fishell, 70, died Apr 14 at a hospital in Arizona following a heart attack Wednesday. The Fishells had spent the winter at Mesa, Ariz. He came home about three weeks ago and she with friends were preparing to start home the 15th.


[Pursell, Samuel William]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     April 18, 1974

Clarindan's brother died in Maryland

Burial was in Centerville Cemetery near Westboro, Mo, for S [amuel] W [illiam] Pursell, 74, of Silver Springs, Md, brother of Mrs Annalee Manes of Clarinda. Services were held in Silver Springs for Mr Pursell, who was a former teacher and business manager at St Mary's College. He also taught 30 years in Washington, D C schools. His wife and two daughters also survive.

[Allen, America Gaddis]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday   May 9, 1974

Mrs Allen died at Kansas City

Mrs America G [addis] Allen, 88, sister of Mrs Ethel McKinnon of Clarinda, died Saturday [May 4, 1974] at Kansas City, Mo, where she has been making her home with a son, Howard.

She was born Aug 13, 1885, her home being near Bedford until moving to Hopkins after her marriage. She lived at Drexel, Mo, for many years, her husband dying nearly 50 years ago, and has been with her son about 30 years. She was member of Prairie View Church at Drexel.

She had a stroke about seven weeks ago. Mrs McKinnon has been with the nephew and sister during that time, returning to her home at 13th and State on Tuesday. Mrs McKinnon is last of three sisters and three brothers in her family.

[Cross, Deo D.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    May 9, 1974

Services planned for Deo D Cross

Deo D Cross, 64, of Clarinda died Wednesday afternoon [May 8, 1974] at Veterans Hospital in Omaha where he had been a patient for the past 13 weeks.

Mr Cross was born May 14, 1909, in Clarinda, the son of Claude and Harriett Welton Cross. On Sept 15, 1939, he was married to Gertie Hollis at Davenport. Mr Cross's last work was for Page County. The family home is at 436 South 12th.

Funeral services for Mr Cross will be at 2 pm, Saturday at Walker Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.

Besides his wife of the home he is survived by four sisters: Darlene Cross, Jerry Cross, Mrs June Adams, and Mrs Fern Fuller all of Clarinda.

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

[Tharp, Jane "Jennie"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     June 20, 1974

Coloradan died Friday

Miss Jane (Jennie) Tharp, whose early years were spent in Clarinda, died just before Christmas, according to delayed news to friends. She had been living at Frasier Meadows Manor at Colorado Springs, Colo, for many years following long service in that city's schools. She was daughter of the David Tharps, the home being near State and 18th Street. Her sister, Ruth died in California within the last two years.

[Bremer, Wayne John]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    May 9, 1974

Graveside services for Wayne Bremer

Graveside services will be held at 4:30 pm Friday at the Clarinda cemetery for Wayne J [ohn] Bremer, 54, of Ames, who died there Tuesday [May 7, 1974].

He was born Feb 28, 1920, at Lawton, and was married to Ruth McCowen June 13, 1951, at Des Moines. Survivors include his wife, a brother Glen of Davenport and a sister Mrs John Revers of the state of California. Services will be at 11 am Friday at St Cecelia Church in Ames.

Walker Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

[Bruegman, Frederick William "Fritz"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    May 9, 1974

Nyman burial for Fritz W Bruegman

Fritz [Frederick] W [illiam] Bruegman, 73, retired farmer in the Stanton area, was dead on arrival at the Red Oak Hospital where he was taken by the Stanton rescue unit following a heart attack. He had been viewing some of his stock in company with his pastor when the illness came on suddenly.

Services were being held this Thursday at Mamrelund Lutheran Church at Stanton with Pastor Julius Peterson officiating. Burial was to be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Nyman.

Mr Bruegman was born Feb 8, 1901, in Pierce County, Neb.

He married Ruby Ellingson in 1922. She preceded him in death in 1936. Three children who survive are Frederick N Bruegman of Bloomfield, Neb, Mrs Richard (Mabel) Cloyd of Albany, Ga, Wallace Bruegman of Cedaredge, Colo.

In 1939 he married Frances Abrahamson who survives. There are 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was a member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton, and was serving on the church council, president of Stanton Yesterdays Teenagers; a member of Elks and Eagles Lodge.

[Smith, Samuel Alexander]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1974


Samuel A [lexander] Smith, son of Benjamin and Sarah [Gess] Smith of Greene County, Tenn. was born near Greeneville, Tenn, Aug 22, 1882. When almost 19 years old, he came to Iowa, living here ever since.

He was married to Mary S [tillwell] Abbott in 1906. To this union was born one daughter Trula I[rene] Smith who passed away in 1930. He was also preceded in death by father and mother, six brothers, Joseph, William, Jasper, John, Charley, and Hobart and one sister Bessie.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, J Worley of Clarinda, Harve of Emerson and one sister, Cora Holt of Greeneville. Tenn, also nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

[Radke, Brian James]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     June 6, 1974

Radke infant services held   

Brian James Radke, infant son of Mr and Mrs James Radke of Clarinda, died Wednesday morning [June 5, 1974] at University Hospital in Omaha where he had been taken after his birth at Municipal Hospital May 28.

Besides his parents, James and Brenda Joyce Rine Radke, he is survived by grandparents, Mr and Mrs Albert Radke of New Market, and Mrs Mae Rine of Clarinda. Mrs Bertha Drennen of New Market is a great grandmother.

                              Private family graveside services will be held for the infant at Memory Cemetery at New Market with Walker Funeral Home making arrangements

[Ashford, Vern O. "Pete"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    June 17, 1974


Vern O "Pete" Ashford, 73, longtime Braddyville resident, died early Wednesday morning June 12, [1974] in the University Hospital at Omaha, Nebraska, where he had been taken on Sunday, June 3. He was confined in the Clarinda Municipal, one week before going to Omaha. He had been in ill health for a long period of time.

He was born Sept 14, 1900 at Fort Collins, Colo, the son of the late [Zacha] Ortis and Abbie [Abigail Burch] Ashford. His early years were spent in Colorado, Arkansas and Joplin, Mo. At an early adult age he moved to Iowa with his mother and they made their home with his uncle Dick and Jack Burch. His entire adult life has been spent in Page County around the Braddyville area, moving to Braddyville in 1934.

He was married to Grace Anderson of Braddyville. Sept 22,1924. To this union 5 children were born, Jack, (who makes his home with his parents, Mrs Fred (Wanda) Holder of St Joseph, Bill of St Joseph, and Mrs Al (Twila) Anala of Denver, Colo and Silas Vern, who preceded him in death in 1965.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife Grace and son Jack of the home. Other children Wanda and Bill of St Joseph, Twila of Denver, Colo, one sister Faye Alaca of California, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren.

Pete's working years were with Paris Dunn Mfg plant in Clarinda, county maintenance work and as a trucker, until he was forced to retire due to his health.

His hobby in later years was spent in doing leather handcraft, of which he was very skillful, his work was sold through out a wide area and friends will remember him yet, by using products he has made. He was always busy at his workbench, took great pride in the finished product and always had a cheery greeting for all.

He will be greatly missed by his family, other relatives and many friends.

"To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die."

Betty Hull conducted the services. Pallbearers were Oral Neeley, Robert Stevens, Wayne Fine, Max Moore, Clifford Bales, Robert Case Jr., Gilbert Burch soloist and Mrs Maynard Burch organist.

[Warrick, Herbert Fielden]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    May 2, 1974

Herbert Warrick services Saturday

Herbert [Fielden] Warrick, 75, who was preparing to return from his winter at Molalla, Ore, to be with Wendell Warrick family here until September, died Wednesday [May 1, 1974] at his home.

Services will be Saturday at 2 pm at Walker Funeral Home, and burial will be in Old Memory Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 7 to 9 pm Friday at Walker's.

Born April 2, 1899, to Fielden and Mariam McWilliams Warrick, he attended schools in this area. Most of his life he was a farmer in Page and Taylor County. After retiring, he lived both in Oregon and Clarinda, and traveled among his children. He was married to Grace Weaver Feb 10, 1921, and she preceded him in death in 1951.

Wendell Warrick and Mrs Dean (Catherine) Herzberg are surviving children in Clarinda.

Other survivors are sons Herbert Jr of Chariton, Harold of Coos Bay, Ore, Orville of North Bend, Ore, and Ronald of Dallas, Tex; daughters Mrs Norma Adams of Knoxville and Mrs Arthur (Juanita) Blacke of Molalla; brothers Walter of Molalla, Vincent of Lafayette, Ore, Gerald of Amity, Ore and Carroll of Pasadena, Cal; sisters Alice Neal of Fairbanks, Alaska, Edyth Caley of Omaha, Grace Adams of New Market, and Wilma Herald of Wickenburg, Ariz; 19 grandchildren and six great - grandchildren.

Also preceding Mr Warrick in death were sisters Mrs Josie Mart, Mrs Clarissa Douglas and Mrs Jennie Schenck, and brothers Calvin, Harold and Harry.

[Pearson, Burness Hale]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday April 8, 1974

Word received of niece's death

Mrs Victor (Burness Hale) Pearson died April 5 [1974] from an unexpected heart attack while at her home in Long Beach, Cal. Services were held at Mottell's Chapel with G H McLain of First Christian Church officiating. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Park.

Her husband [Victor Glen], two daughters, Pam and Penny, and three granddaughters are among the survivors. Mrs Irma Pfander of Truro, Ia, is a sister and Harley Pearson of Long Beach father-in-law. Ernest Pearson, an uncle of Clarinda, received the news here.

Mrs Pearson was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Harry Hale of Clarinda, born in Missouri on July 21,1909. She was graduated from Clarinda schools in 1927, and for 23 years had been in California.

[Oostenbrug, Joan Lea "Joni"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    April 18, 1974

Services Friday for Joni Oostenbrug

Services for Joan Lea (Joni) Oostenbrug, who died early Wednesday [April 17, 1974] on her 17th birthday at University Hospital in Omaha, are being held Friday morning and her high school classmates will have a part in the final honors paid to her.

The daughter of Mrs Edward (Ardella) Butler and the late Glenn (Dutch) Oostenbrug, she was a junior at Clarinda High School. She participated in music, drama and numerous other school activities. The evening before her entrance into the hospital, March 23, she had been initiated into the honor society.

The funeral will be at 10 am Friday at St John Lutheran Church with the pastor, Rev Carl Lueker, officiating, Walker Funeral Home making arrangements. Mary Greenwood and Lorna Owen will be at the register.

CHS students, Richard Anderson, Gary Lines, Craig Moore, Curtis Blume, Gaylord Otte and Robert Sunderman will be casket bearers. Ushers will be Ron Wogan, Bruce Brown, Kevin and Jan Wagoner. Pianist will be Lynn Herzberg.

A prayer service for the family will be at 9:45 am prior to the funeral, and burial will be in the cemetery at Hull, Iowa.

Joan is survived by her stepfather and mother, Mr and Mrs Ed Butler, sisters Nancy and Connie of the home, and step-sisters, Mrs Bob (Barbara) Courter of Denver, Colo, and Mrs Rick (Suzanne) Lich, Fulton, Mo. Her grandmother, Mrs John Recher, is of Hartley.

She was born April 17, 1957, at Primghar, and came to Clarinda when her father became owner of Weils Store. The family home is at 111 South 22nd St. She was baptized in May of 1957 at Grace Lutheran Church at Primghar, and confirmed May 23, 1971, at St John Lutheran Church in Clarinda.

Because of her long illness and the family's strong interest in cystic fibrosis, the family suggests memorials be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Assn.

[Oman, Edla Mathilda Johnson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     August 26, 1974

Services Tuesday for Edla Oman

Mrs Anton (Edla) [Mathilda] Oman, 88, of Clarinda died Friday night [August 23, 1974] at her home at 212 E Chestnut.

She was born Oct 11, 1885, at Clay Center, Neb, the daughter of Andrew and Clara Falk Johnson.

She was married to Anton Oman on March 31, 1909 at her parents home. Mr Oman died in 1966. The couple had farmed north of Yorktown before moving into Clarinda.

Funeral services for Mrs Oman will be at 2 pm, Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Gudmund Petersen officiating. Casket bearers will be Lester Nothwehr, Clarence Nothwehr, Glenn Harms, Russell Larson, Lewis O'Neal and John Carlson. Burial will be in Nyman cemetery.

Mrs Oman is survived by a nephew, Floyd Carlson of Villisca, and five nieces, Dorothy Hatswell, Mildred Brown, and Viola Shuey of Red Oak, Gladys Oman of Des Moines and Charlene Perryman of Florida.

[Bain, Leonard H.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     August 26, 1974

Leonard Bain died Friday

Leonard [H.] Bain, 72, of Clarinda died early Friday morning [August 23, 1974] at Municipal Hospital, where he had been a patient a week.

He was born June 19, 1902, at Grand River [Decatur County, Iowa], the son of Frank [William Franklin] and Lora Hopkins Bain. He worked in the mines for many years, did blacksmithing and before his illness 14 years ago assisted farmers by operating a disc-sharpening service.

Mr Bain is survived by his wife Edna [Pearl Nordyke] of the home at 315 West Logan, one child, Mrs Merrill (Helen) Milleson of Clarinda and two grandchildren.

Surviving brothers are Donald of Carter Lake, Homer of Omaha, Orville of Farragut, Ted of Leon and Jim of Iowa City and sister, Juanita Lady of Nebraska City.

He was preceded in death by a son, Harold, killed in World War II, his parents, two sisters and one brother, the latter in recent weeks.

Funeral services for Mr Bain were held this Monday afternoon [August 26th] at Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Jerold Irvin officiating.

Grace Perry was organist. Casket bearers were Jerome Osborne, Art Kiper, Virgil McClarnon, Lester Simms, Neal Rastofer and Kenneth Hunter. Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.

[Shatava, Robert Leon]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    November 7, 1974

Man killed near Blanchard

BLANCHARD — A Greenfield man was killed and a Blanchard man critically injured in a one-car accident south of here Monday evening [November 4, 1974].

Killed was Robert [Leon] Shatava, 48, of Greenfield, a passenger in a car driven by Dick Brownfield, 30, of Blanchard.

The two apparently had been working at Brownfield's auto repair shop in Blanchard during the evening, and had headed south for Elmo on M road when the car went out of control a mile south of Blanchard. The accident happened about 9:15 pm near the Francis Moore farm home. State troopers report noted excessive speed being apparent.

The car left the road, hit a fence post, sheared a utility pole and broke the tops off two wells. Power lines were broken and traffic blocked temporarily. Witnesses said the car had rolled several times.

Shatava was thrown from the car and killed instantly. Brownfield was taken to the Shenandoah hospital by the Coin rescue unit and transferred to Mercy Hospital in Omaha where he is in critical condition.

Funeral services for Shatava were scheduled at Greenfield this Thursday afternoon [November 7th].

It was third traffic death in Northwest Missouri in three days.

[Holland, Willie Albert]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    October 28, 1974


Willie Albert Holland, eldest son of Albert and Ruby McAlpin Holland was born near New Market, June 4,1931 and passed away at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital, Oct 23, at the age of 43 years, 4 months and 19 days. His entire life was spent in Taylor and Page counties. On March 11, 1950 he was united in marriage to Ruth Hewitt and to this union four daughters and three sons were born. They established their home around New Market. Then Willie accepted a position with the Taylor County Highway where he remained for 16 years. Five years ago he transferred to the Page County Highway and was employed there until a severe heart attack in January of 1973 forced his retirement. During the past 21 months he has suffered a great deal and required special care, to the extent of an average of one admittance a month to the hospital. Medical skill and care did all possible to alleviate his suffering and prolong his life, but he passed quietly away in his sleep early Wednesday morning.

Willie was of a cheerful disposition, always looking on the bright side and had a warm smile for every one. He was a kind and devoted husband and father, his first consideration always for his family.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth and their seven children: Terry, Nancy, Richard, Gordon, Lisa and Kathy of the home, one married daughter, Cheryl Lingelbach and her husband, Robert and their little son, Robbie; his parents, Mr and Mrs Albert Holland of New Market; brother, Donald and wife of Denver, Colo, and many, many other relatives and a large circle of friends who mourn his death.

Funeral services for Mr Holland were held at the Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Lester Greenwood officiating, at 2 pm Oct 25. Burial was at Memory Cemetery at New Market.

[Barchus, Lulu Grace Kuhls]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 11, 1974

Mrs Harley Barchus former Clarindan

Mrs Harley A [lbert] Barchus, 83, former long-time resident of Clarinda, died March 7 at Sioux City, after a one-week hospitalization.

She was born July 10, 1890, in Hoboken, N J, the former Lulu Grace Kuhls. She moved to Clarinda with her parents, Mr and Mrs Dietrich Kuhls [Henrietta Schegey], at the age of five. On Jan 5, 1923, she was married to Harley A [lbert] Barchus of Clarinda. They moved to Sioux City in 1926. Mr Barchus died in 1958.

Both Mr and Mrs Barchus were former employees of the Clarinda Journal.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sioux City, Morningside Chapter 502, Order of Eastern Star, and Royal Neighbors of America.

Survivors include a daughter, Miss Mabel M Hutchings, who lived with her mother in the family home at 1320 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, and a sister, Mrs C F Beckman, of Canton, Illinois.

Funeral   services   were   held March 9 at the Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel at Sioux City with    Rev    William    Skinner officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.

[Bales, Bessie Mae McKinnon]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     March 18, 1974

Mrs Bales died after long illness

Mrs Clarence (Bessie) [Mae] Bales, 74, of Clarinda died Saturday night [March 16, 1974] at Gillespie Nursing Home after a long illness.

Services will be at 2 pm Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating. Miss Aletha Hutchings will be organist. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

She was born Sept 24, 1899, at Clarinda, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Taylor McKinnon [Sarah Alice Lines]. On Dec 24, 1919, she was married to Clarence [Talmadge] Bales who survives.

Besides her husband of the home Mrs Bales is survived by a daughter, Mrs James (Joetta) McCowen of New Berlin, Wis, and four grandchildren. Two sisters are Mrs Leslie (Doris) Forbes of Clarinda and Mrs Charles (Minnie) Downs of Moline, Ill.

She was member of the First Christian Church and was charter member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3086.

Casket bearers for the services will be Keith Stickelman, Marvin Woldruff, Bob McKinnon, Russell Holt, Merrill Miller and Floyd Kelley.

Memorials are being designated for the American Cancer Society or First Christian Church.

[Smith, Esther Blanche Polsley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1974


Mrs Esther B [lanche] Smith of 1034, 18th St, Greeley, Colo, wife of Ernest Smith, died Friday, Nov 1,1974, at Weld County General Hospital. She was 73.

She was born at Coin on Feb 7,1901 to Hadley [Johnson] and Augusta [Jane Hayner] Polsley. She was married at Omaha, Jan 10, 1922 to Ernest Smith. The Smiths went to Colorado from Clarinda in 1943.

She was a member of the Coin Methodist Church and Greeley Navy Mothers Club No 15.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, Ernest, are five sons and three daughters: Lyle P, Greeley; H Eldon and John, both of San Diego, Cal; C Lynn, La Salle, Colo; James L, Evans, Colo; Mrs L A (Doris) Overdick, Imperial Beach, Cal; Mrs Ethel Schlotthauer, Chula Vista, Calif and Mrs Ron (Elaine) Adcock, Des Moines. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

[Rotton, Glenn N.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    May 30, 1974

Dr Glenn Rotton formerly of Essex

Dr Glenn N Rotton, son of the late Mr and Mrs Frank [Pech] Rotton, died Tuesday [May 28, 1974] at Seattle after a short illness. He had retired from practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist at Seattle. He is survived by his wife, the former Gail Samuelson of Essex, a son and daughter. He was born in Nebraska and was reared in the Essex vicinity where his father was editor and postmaster.