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[Ford, Irvil Robert]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Marvin Ford's father died

The father of Dr Marvin L Ford    of Elmo, Mo, Irvil R [obert] Ford of    Greenfield, died Sunday [March 18, 1973] at his    home in Greenfield, and services    and burial will be there Tuesday.    He had spent his entire life in    Adair County. Other immediate    survivors are his wife Grace [Reeves] of    the home, and a granddaughter, Pam Koger, and a great-grandson Shevon Koger, of Clearmont, Mo.

[Parks, Kenneth Lewis]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973


OAK HILL, Sept 15 — Kenneth [Lewis] Parks, 62, of Omaha, Neb, died Friday Sept 7 at the Veterans Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were Monday at the funeral home in Bedford. Burial at the Washington Cemetery north of Gravity. Kenneth youngest son of Albert [Sherman] and Etta [May Konecne] Parks grew up in the Oak Hill vicinity.


[Harris, Jessie Ann Shore]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Mrs. Harris lived near New Market

Mrs. Tommy (Jessie A [nn]) Harris, 82, died Thursday afternoon, March 22, in her home northeast of New Market.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Walker Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating. Organist was Mrs. Orville Ridenour and soloist Mrs. Dalphon Bashor.

Casket bearers were Dale Combs, Max McAlpin, Duane Anderson, Raymond Whitehead, Earnie Glassgow and Estel Combs.

Honorary bearers were Beryl Beery, William Brockman, Merrill Black, Victor Blume, Paul Shaffer and Orville Ridenour.

Interment was in the Dallas Center Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris, the daughter of Miles and Ann Reeves Shore, was born near Beloit, Kans., Dec 3, 1890. At the age of three months she moved with her parents to a farm east of New Market.

She attended school in New Market being graduated in 1906. She attended Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, in 1908 and taught four years in the rural schools, Fairview, Lindsay, Turner and Prairie Gem, near New Market.

On Feb 14, 1912, she was married to Thomas A. Harris at her parents' home in New Market. They lived on the Harris family farm for 61 years.

She was a member of the New Market Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Past Worthy Matrons, and a charter member of the W T Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Oren (Pearl) Crawford, and Mrs. George (Grace) Webb, son- in-law George Flora and a grandson.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ethelyn Flora of Niles, Mich., son Lyle of New Market, four grandchildren and a brother Miles Victor Shore of Winter Haven, Fla.


[Harris, Jessie Ann Shore]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 26, 1973


Jessie Ann (Shore) Harris, daughter of Miles and Ann Reeves Shore, was born near Beloit, Kansas, December 3, 1890. She passed away March 22, 1973, at the age of 82 years, 3 months, and 19 days at her home northeast of New Market, Iowa, after an extended illness. When three months of age she moved from Kansas with her parents to a farm one half mile east of New Market in Taylor County, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood.

She attended the New Market School and graduated with the class of 1906. She   attended   Iowa   State   Teachers College   at   Cedar   Falls   in   1908   and taught four years in the rural schools, Fairview, Lindsay, Turner, and Prairie Gem, near New Market.

On February 14,1912, she was united in marriage to Thomas A. Harris in the newly built house of her parents in New Market. They established their home on the   Harris   family   farm   three   miles northeast of New Market, where they lived for sixty-one years.

To this union two children were born, a daughter Ethelyn Marie Flora of Niles, Michigan, and a son Lyle Vernon of New Market.

Since childhood she had been a member of the New Market Methodist Church. For fifty-four years she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a charter member of the W T Club. Although in failing health for twenty years and confined to her home for half that time, she refused to submit to the frailties of the body but was always a cheerful, industrious, and comforting wife, mother, and grandmother and an inspiration to so many faithful friends and relatives. She was never happier than when entertaining family and friends in her beloved home. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters. Pearl Crawford and Grace Webb, a son-in-law George Flora, and a grandson Thomas Graff Harris.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law Mary, four grandchildren, Mrs. Stephen (Margaret Ann) McClintic, Prudenville, Michigan, Stephen Harris, Maryville Missouri, Sp/4 Roger Harris, Key West, Florida, Robert Flora, London, England, and a brother Miles Victor Shore, Winter Haven, Florida, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 25, at 2 pm at the Walker Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa, with Loren Daly officiating. Organist was Mrs. Orville Ridenour and soloist Mrs. Dalphon Bashor.

Casket bearers were Dale Combs, Max McAlpin. Duane Anderson. Raymond Whitehead, Earnie Glassgow, and Estel Combs.

Honorary bearers were Beryl Berry, William Brockman. Merrill Black, Victor Blume, Paul Shaffer, and Orville Ridenour.

Interment was in the family plot in the Dallas Center Cemetery neat New Market.

[Hutchings, Paul Douglas]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Former patient died of wounds

Paul Douglas Hutchings, 20, of rural Red Oak, a former Clarinda Mental Health Institute patient who barricaded himself inside a Page County farm home last January, died Sunday in an Omaha hospital of gunshot wounds.

Montgomery County officials said Hutchings was found Sunday morning in a bedroom of his parents' home by a brother. Sheriff Dick Harrell said the wounds were "self-inflicted," and that a .22-caliber rifle was found in the room.

Hutchings was scheduled to appear in district court this week on a charge of car theft. He had been released to the custody of his parents last Friday by authorities at the Iowa Security Medical Facility at Oakdale.

He had been transferred there from the MHI after the incident in January when he entered the Paul Eglehoff home and barricaded himself in the bedroom for about an hour. He had a gun at the time, and shots reportedly were fired, but there were no injuries.

About 20 Rainbow girls and    their advisor were at the home at the time. Police and sheriff's    officers talked Hutchings into    surrendering.

[Fine, Clem]

Clarinda Herald Journal

January 1973


Clem Fine, son of E [phraim] J [asper] and Josephine Booze Fine, was born July 30, 1890, on a farm ¼ mile from his residence Page County Iowa. He entered into rest on Monday, January    22, 1973, at   the Municipal Hospital of Clarinda following a ten-day stay, at the age of 82 years, 5 months 23 days.

On September 29, 1917, he was united in marriage to Della McMullin at St Joseph Missouri; to this union two sons and three daughters were born; Harold and Roy of Braddyville, Mrs Eldon (Irene) Vardaman of Clarinda, Mrs Lester (Doris) Carter of Maitland, Missouri, and Naomi who died at the age of three.

Clem spent his entire life within ¼ mile of where he was born. He started a Blacksmith Shop in his younger boyhood days. A few years after his marriage, he started into machinery business and has spent the last 55 years in the Allis Chalmers Farm Equipment line, being one of the older established dealers of the line, if not the oldest. He was always active in his business and never gave into retirement. In June 1973, Clem would have been a 50-year member of Plumb Lodge 285 of Siam.

Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant sister, two brothers, Elmer and Clyde; his wife Della; and a daughter Naomi Lee.

He is survived by his two sons, Harold and Roy; two daughters, Doris and Irene; two daughters-in-law, Helen and Sarah; two sons-in-law, Eldon Vardaman and Lester Carter; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

[Russell, Emmett Joseph]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Russell worked with quarter horses

Emmet [t] Joseph Russell, 58, son of Joseph L and Nellie Yaple Russell, died Friday in the Veterans Hospital in Omaha.

He is survived by his mother, three brothers, Raymond of Oneida, Kan, Galen of Villisca, Lee of Fortescue, Mo, and four sisters, Mrs Earl (Helen) Snodderly of Clearmont, Mo, Mrs Marjorie Gear of Phoenix, Ariz, Mrs Art (Mary Ethel) Kenning, Phoenix, Ariz and Mrs Ray (Lola Jean) Burns, Detroit, Mich.

His father preceded him in death in October of 1957. He was born near Elmo, Mo, Nov 26, 1914, and attended grade school near Elmo and high school at Elmo.

As a young man he helped on the farm and in later years worked on a ranch in western Nebraska. He became interested in registered quarter horses and was assisted by his nephew, Larry Russell, to train them.

He was a World War II veteran and became ill with lung trouble several years ago and has spent much time in the Omaha Veterans Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel in Burlington Junction, Mo with burial in the Braddyville Cemetery. Carl Cummings of Bedford officiated.


[Millhone, Margaret Griffith]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973

Mrs Millhone long active in community activities

Mrs. Paul L. [ambert] Millhone [Margaret Griffith], who was long active in community and young people's activities, died Tuesday at West Heights Manor.

Funeral services will be at 4 pm Friday at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church.  Officiating will be the Rev William Griffith of Cleveland, Ohio, a nephew of Mrs Millhone.

The family will receive friends at the Lavelle Funeral Home from 7 to 8 pm this Thursday.

Mrs. Millhone was born Aug 19, 1896, at Creston. Her father, Dr A [mos] E [lza] Griffith, was Methodist minister there at that time.  Her mother was Mary Alice Dudley Griffith.

She graduated from West Des Moines High School in 1914, and four years later received an A B degree from Simpson College in Indianola.

The following year she taught in a Des Moines junior high school, but was granted a leave of absence to use a scholarship award for study that led to a master's degree at Columbia University Teacher's College in New York City.

She taught at Cleveland West Technical High School, and many of her students had seen service in World War I. She then returned to an interest in the YWCA in Des Moines. After two years there, she returned to New York City to work on the YWCA staff for four years.

On June 26, 1926, she was married to attorney Paul L [ambert] Millhone of Clarinda; they continued to live in Clarinda their married lives.  Mr Millhone, a former state representative and senator, preceded her in death in 1970.

In Clarinda, Mrs Millhone continued her interest in the YWCA, serving as secretary of the Iowa District YWCA (now known as the Town and Country YWCA).

She also was active in Camp Fire Girl work, serving as guardian for two groups, one for nine years, and serving on the governing board of the Heart of the Hawkeye Council.

In recent years, Mrs Millhone worked for the social service department of the Clarinda Mental Health Institute.

Mrs Millhone was the author of numerous poems, which were collected in a book, "Songs to Sing," published in 1972.

She was one of the leaders of the creation of the Clarinda Community Center.   Mrs. Millhone was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, D A R and Chapter A E of P E O.

Survivors include a brother, Foss Griffith of Des Moines; five children; Mrs. Martha M Smeltzre of Carmichael, Cal; Mrs. Margie Ruth Williams, Cody, Wyo; John P Millhone, Des Moines; James N Millhone, Clarinda, and Mrs. Alice Fount of Worthington, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

The family asks that memorials be given to Simpson College, Clarinda Community Fund and UNICEF.

Active pallbearers will be Harry Carney, Bill McClymonds, G W Richardson, Charles Nelson, John (Pete) Brummett, Roy Arthur.  Honorary pallbearers will include Arlo Hawley, P Stitt, R J Swanson, Robert Hawley, Rusk Phillips, George Woolson, Floyd Hurdle, Ivan Benedict.  Ushers will be George Segrist, Hugh Loudon, [word missing] Tunnicliff, Marvin Woldruff, with Mrs. G W Richardson and Mrs Bill McClymonds at the register book.  Mrs Willard Andrew will be vocalist and Mrs William L[word missing] will be organist.

Burial at the Clarinda Cemetery.

[Hill, Harry Hepburn]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Harry Hill was Shambaugh native

Harry H [epburn] Hill, 72, a native of Shambaugh, died unexpectedly May 11 [1973] at his home in St Joseph, Mo, and services were held at Hope United Church of Christ at Cosby, Mo, and burial in Memorial Park cemetery at St Joseph.

Mr Hill was born Nov 4,1900 at Shambaugh, son of William Roy and Gladys Long Hill. He attended the Butler school nearby and the Shambaugh public school.

The family moved to Mound City, Mo, in 1915 and he was graduated from high school and worked with his father at the flourmill.

He married Lucille [Frances] Fike in 1921, and two sons were born. They continued to live and farm around Mound City moving to the St Joseph area 35 years ago. In 1964 they retired from the farm and moved into the City, where he worked a few years before retirement.

His wife, Lucille, preceded him in death early in 1967. He was married to Pearlie Schnieder who survives. Two sons, Robert H [arry] lives in Salina, Kan, William D lives in St Joseph; three step-sons, Henry C Schnieder, Kansas City, Mo, J Nelson Schnieder, Savannah, Mo, and Dale W Schnieder, St Joseph.

Two sisters are Mrs [Gertrude] Marie Walgren, New Port Richey, Fla, Mrs Catherine [Louise] Weissert of Ft Worth, Tex, and a brother, Gerald M [aurice] Hill of Hancock, Mich


[Malmberg, Ruth Leola Isaacson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973


Services were held for Mrs Len Malmberg on Thursday, Aug 23 at St John's Lutheran Church in Essex with burial at the Essex Cemetery. The Rev Willard Garred officiated.

Caring for the flowers were Mr and Mrs Reuben Johnson, Mr and Mrs Anton Anderson and Mr and Mrs Theodore Swanson. A duet was sung by Mr and Mrs Donald Erickson, accompanied by Jon Malloy. Russell Englund and Byron Falk served as ushers.

Pallbearers were Dale Barton, Alex Carlson, Reuben Carlson, Evald Hammargren, Fred Hess, Julius Isaacson and Wayne Kirby.

Ruth [Leola] Isaacson Malmberg was born January 14, 1906 in Page County. The daughter of Rosina and Charles Isaacson, she was baptized in Bethesda Lutheran Church Feb 17, 1906 and confirmed in the St John's Lutheran Church Aug 28, 1921.

After graduation from Essex High School in 1924, she attended Augustana College and Van Sant School of Business in Omaha.

Ruth and Len R [aynold] Malmberg were married in Essex on Dec 27, 1928. They spent most of their life farming in this community with shorter periods of living and working in Omaha.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Len; son Lt Com Norman Malmberg, Memphis. Tenn; daughter, Priscilla (Mrs Stuart Thompson) of Greensburg, Pa; and four grandchildren, Janece, Kevin, Carol Anne and Kent Malmberg, Ballston Lake, NY.

Also surviving are five sisters: Mrs Merrill (Lillie) Spry, Russell Point, Ohio; Mrs Claud (Eldora) Hefner, Pompano Beach, Fla; Mrs Mendz (Evangeline) Hanson, Madison, Wis; Mrs Rose Hubers, Waynesboro, Va and Mrs Charles (Dorothea) Moore, Jacksonville, Fla.

Two sisters, Florence and Ruby and a   brother, Marion R Isaacson and a son   Allen, preceded her in death.

[Taggart, Linn Merle]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Merle Taggart, 72, died in Colorado

Funeral services for Merle Taggart, 72, of Colorado Springs, were held this Thursday afternoon at the United Presbyterian Church in College Springs with Rev W D Martin officiating.

Mr Taggart died Monday at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Linn Merle Taggart was born April 7, 1901, at College Springs, the son of Thomas R and Linnie M Bennett Taggart. He was married to Mabel Whipp who preceded him in death. In 1941 he was married to Mary Alice Smith of Coin who survives. Mr Taggart has lived in Colorado Springs since 1941, working as caretaker on an estate in the Broadmoor area.

Besides his wife of the home, Mr Taggart is survived by one son, Charles Linn Taggart of Coeur D Alene, Idaho, and one grandson.

Joe McKinley was soloist and Bessie Wigham organist at the services. Mary Farquhar and Ethel Dugan were at the registers. Ushers were Kenneth VanFosson and John Kenagy.

Casket bearers were Keith, David, Harold and Mike Whipp, Bob and Greg Olenius.

Burial was in the Maple Hill   cemetery at College Springs with   Walker Funeral Home in charge   of arrangements.

[Tally, Floyd Dean]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Services held for Floyd Tally

Funeral services for Floyd Dean Tally, 44, son of Mrs Conner Tally, were held Sunday at Walker Funeral Home following his death Wednesday at Branson, Mo. He had been affected with a heart condition, and died en route to the hospital at Branson.

His burial was in Clarinda cemetery. The Rev Elton Miller officiated at the services. Casket bearers included Merle Tally, David Williams, Don Williams, Leroy Eberly, John Miller and Dwight Mendenhall.

Mr Tally was born July 20,1928.

He attended New Market High School. Entering the service at age of 18, he retired in 1967 with a medical discharge.

On Feb 14,1951 he was married to Maya Aso in Yokohama, Japan. Their three daughters are Barbara Diane, Deborah Ann and Sandra Mae. During his service he served in Japan, France and Germany, as well as in this country.

As First Sargent, he was presented the oak leaf cluster to the army commendation medal for meritorious service with the 5th Psychological Operation Battalion in Europe.

Survivors include his wife and   three daughters of the home; his   mother, Creola Tally of Braddyville; a sister Mrs Jimmy Pearcy   (Pauline) of Clinton, Mo.   Preceding him in death was his   father, Conner Tally, who died   Dec 9, 1971.

[Purcell, Mary Josephine Maxwell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    March 8, 1973

Mrs Purcell died after long illness

Mrs Lemuel A [rthur] (Floy) [Mary Josephine Maxwell] Purcell, 55, of Bedford died early this Thursday [March 8, 1973] at Clarinda Municipal Hospital where she has been in critical condition for three weeks, following an extended illness and frequent hospitalization.

Services are to be Saturday, the funeral at 2 pm at the Shum -Novinger Funeral Home at Bedford and burial in Bedford Cemetery. The Rev John Kerr, former Bedford minister, will come from Rockwell City to conduct her services.

Mrs Purcell is survived by her husband, who is maintenance engineer at the Municipal Hospital, two sons, L [eon] Edward of Iowa City and William T [odd], a senior student at Iowa State University at Ames, her mother, Mrs Leonard Maxwell [Floy Wisdom].

Her activities in the community have been many, including the United Methodist Church. She has served the American Cancer Society as drive chairman for 17 years. She formerly served as justice of the peace.

She was born Nov 3, 1918, at   Bedford to Mr and Mrs Leonard   Maxwell.

[Knollenberg, Eunice Elizabeth Snodderly]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Mrs Knollenberg services Tuesday

Mrs John (Eunice E [lizabeth]) Knollenberg, 79, died Sunday morning [June 10, 1973] at Gillespie Rest Home where she had made her home for two years.

She was born June 3,1894, near Yorktown, the daughter of Samuel [Marion] and [Mary] Rose[tta] Brown Snodderly. On Dec 16, 1914, she was married to John H [enry] Knollenberg who survives, making his home with the son, [John] Milton, and his wife northwest of Yorktown.

Funeral services for Mrs Knollenberg will be at 2 pm, Tuesday   at   Walker Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Lueker officiating. Mrs Ronald Perry will be organist. Casket bearers will be Harry Sandahl, Darrell J Isaacson, Ed Guthrie, Clarence Hiser, Bob Erickson and Arvid Sandahl.

Burial will be in the Baker Cemetery.

Mrs Knollenberg is survived by her husband, John and son [John] Milton, of rural Essex and two granddaughters, Barbara of the    home and Eileen of Omaha. Three sisters are Bessie [Ellen] Barnes of Clovis, N M, Goldie [Leota] Parker of Colorado Springs, Colo, and Okey  [Bell] Erickson of Essex. She was preceded in death by her parents   and two brothers.

[Morris, Martha "Mattie"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

 November 1973

[Funeral services] for Mattie Morris

SHAMBAUGHMiss Mattie Morris, 76, of rural Clarinda died Friday evening at Municipal Hospital where she had been hospitalized since Oct 15 for a heart condition.

Services   were   held   Sunday afternoon at   Walker   Funeral Home with Rev Clarence Landis officiating. Mrs Ray Draper was soloist and Mrs Ronald Perry organist. Mrs Knox McCalla was at the registry. Casket bearers were Ernest Winger, Harry Salomon, Glenn Howrey, Alvin Karg, Stanley Stimson, and Rev Ray Draper. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Shenandoah.

She was born Sept 15,1897 near Greenville, Tenn, the daughter of Charles [E.] and Jennie [Mariah Jane Tullock] Morris. She came to Page County as a young woman, making her home with her mother and stepfather, Mr and   Mrs   Jim   Murdock.   For several years she has been on a farm northwest of Shambaugh.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her stepfather, with whom she made her home, and a cousin, Willie Babb, who was reared in the Murdock home as her brother. She has several other cousins.

[Cozad, Charles Christian]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    July 25, 1974

Services pending for Cozad baby

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cozad, who have lived at Alameda, Calif, recently are expected to return to Clarinda late this week with the body of their baby, Charles Christian, who was dead at his premature birth Thursday [July 25, 1974].

Service is to be at Clarinda Cemetery, probably early next week. Lavelle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cozad was formerly Ann Wilson.  A brother, Brandon, the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cozad of Clarinda, and great grandmothers, Mrs. B A Bonsall of Clarinda and Mrs. Gladys Drebes of Palmyra, Mo, are survivors.