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[Glynn, Alta Knowlton]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Mrs.    Herbert   Glynn was   active in musical events

Mrs. Herbert L (Alta) Glynn, 68, of Rock Island, Ill., died May 24 in Lutheran Hospital at Moline. She was the wife of the former dean of Clarinda Junior College.

Funeral services were in St John's Lutheran Church at Rock Island, with Rev Roger L Dahlin officiating and burial in the cemetery at Sheffield, Ill. Memorials are designated to St John's Lutheran Church at Rock Island or the Augustana College scholarship fund.

As Alta Knowlton, she was born March 28, 1905 in Sheffield, Ill., and moved to Rock Island in 1924. She was to have observed the 50th anniversary of her graduating class at Sheffield High School June 9. She was graduated from the Augustana Conservatory of Music with a degree in organ in 1925 and piano in 1927, from Hebron (Neb) Junior College, and received her AB degree from Augustana College in 1946.

She was active in musical circles as soloist, director, accompanist and teacher in the quad cities in Sheffield, Red Oak and Clarinda. She was a member of the Rock Island Fine Arts Club, a past president of the Quad-City Music Students club, member of St John's Lutheran Church, the LCW, and the St John's Afternoon Hospital Circle.

When living in Clarinda, Mrs. Glynn was active in music circles and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary trio, which sang in the state contest and also went to the national contest held in Milwaukee, Wis.  She   was   the   director   of   the Trinity   United   Presbyterian choir from 1937-1942.

She became partially disabled in 1946 but did not let this interfere with her extensive civic and musical career. She was an avid hobbyist and a collector of stamps, coins and antiques.

She married Glynn Aug 30, 1927, in Sheffield who survives her. They have a son, Richard K, of Rockford; three grandsons, and a sister, Mrs. William Rahr IV, of Sheffield.

Glynn is currently research associate at Augustana College and was formerly financial aid officer at Augustana College. He received the title of professor emeritus at the 113th annual convocation on May 27.

[Anderson, Eva Barnett]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Services pending for Mrs. Anderson

Funeral services are pending for Mrs. Vernon (Eva) Anderson, 66, of Deming N M, and a former Clarinda resident.

She died Sunday evening at Deming where they had resided a year. Her illness had extended over a long period of time.

Vernon will be staying in the Kenneth Davison home at 809 South 16th.

The body will arrive this Monday night at Lavelle Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Oct 20, 1906, at Clarinda, the daughter of Harley and Marie Long Barnett, and attended Clarinda schools. She was married to Vernon Anderson on July 16, 1925, at Clarinda. They farmed north of Clarinda until     1937 when they moved to Detroit, Mich., moving back to Clarinda in 1963. They retired three years ago and have been   traveling since that time.

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

and one brother, Vinton Barnett of Alpena, Mich.


[Anderson, Eva Barnett]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Services held    for Mrs. Anderson

Funeral services for Mrs. Vernon (Eva) [Barnett] Anderson were held Wednesday afternoon at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev John Clark officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Casket bearers were four nephews, Richard, Eddie, Virgil and Michael Barnett. The organist was Mrs. Ronald Perry.

Mrs. Anderson died last Sunday evening in Deming, N M.


[Bast, Fred]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    June 7, 1973

Fred Bast was native of C S

Fred Bast, 89, a native of College Springs, died Wednesday at Hemet, Cal, and funeral services and burial are scheduled there Friday.

Born April 16, 1884, he spent most of his life in the College Springs area before moving to California in 1935 because of his wife's health. She died in 1949.

Mr. Bast was employed at the Howard Rose Co of Hemet for 23 years before retiring.

Survivors included three daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Cora) Dickson, Mrs. Raymond (Frances) Cates of Hemet, Mrs. Roy (Lucille) Simpson of Clarinda; one sister, Mrs. Harriett Bussard of Clarinda, six grandchildren, eight great - grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

[Note:  California Death Records give the date of his death as Tuesday, June 5, 1973.]


[Beery, Nola, Mrs.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Residents learn of relative's death

SHAMBAUGH - The death of Mrs. Iven (Nola) Beery of Wichita, Kan., has been learned by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ren McClarnon. She formerly lived at Shambaugh, and it is possible that plans will be made for burial in Butler Cemetery west of here. She is survived by her husband, three children, Leroy, Irvin and Mary, all of Wichita. Her son, Larry, was recently a victim of a gunshot while on police duty. Mrs. Beery has been ill from a stroke since.


[Foster, Carl Lee]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Foster Lived in Braddyville area

Carl L. [ee] Foster, 78, of Braddyville died early this morning at his home following a long illness. Mr. Foster was born Oct 11, 1894, near Braddyville, the son of George and Wilma Hopple Foster, and had lived in the Braddyville area all of his life, married to Hazel Zanders in 1934. He had farmed and worked at the MHI before his retirement. He has been mostly confined to his home for two years from loss of both limbs.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Braddyville United Methodist Church with Rev Clarence Landis officiating. Burial will be in the Shearer Cemetery with Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Foster is survived by his wife of the home, a son Floyd Foster of Denver, Colo., four grandchildren and three great -grandchildren, and also by step-brothers and step-sisters.


[Vardaman, Howard]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    June 4, 1973

Families attend relative's burial

Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Vardaman [Orpha Hardee] and Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Vardaman [Irene Fine] attended burial services Sunday for a nephew and cousin, Dr Howard Vardaman, 61, of Chicago. He died of a heart attack while vacationing in Bermuda, his wife surviving him.

Burial was in the Lenox cemetery. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Vardaman.

[Simmons, Roland]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    June 4, 1973

Roland Simmons died at hospital

Roland Simmons, 57, died early this   Monday   morning   at   the Clarinda Municipal Hospital, where   he   had   been   since Saturday.

Services will be 2 pm Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home. Mason Williams will officiate and burial will be in Shearer Cemetery.

Mr. Simmons was born July 21, 1915, at Bedford, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Simmons. Also preceding him in death were four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Merlin (Shirley) Cavner of Ollie; Mrs. Stanley (Jean) Lawrence of Davenport; Mrs. Gerald (Lois) Godsey of Decatur, Ill.; Mrs. Joe (Colleen) Hines of Clarinda; Mrs. Larry (Anna) Ridnour of Bedford, and Mrs. James (Debbie) Frye of Clarinda, five sons, Roland of Des Moines; Larry of Ollie; Kenneth of Richland, and George and Eddie of Clarinda; two brothers, Roy of Sioux City and Gilbert of Springfield; a sister, Anna Fielder of Ashland, Neb; and 15 grandchildren.

 [Miller, Mabel Knox]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    August 13, 1973

Mabel Miller was near 80th

Mabel B Miller, daughter of W. [illiam] T. [homas] Knox and Luella [Evaline Beggs] Knox died Saturday [August 11, 1973], just 12 days before her 80th birthday. She was at the home of her nephew and wife, M / M George Mendenhall in Clarinda,

She was [a] long time resident of College Springs, sister of that community's practicing physician years ago. She was born Aug 23, 1893, at College Springs. Mrs. Miller will be long remembered as an excellent cook, having worked for many years at the Dew Drop Inn.

She was married to Roy Miller on March 23, 1920 at College Springs. Her husband died in June of 1943, at which time she made her home with her nephew until her death. Her only surviving relatives are her nephew and a niece Mrs. Loyd McCullough, formerly Dorothy Knox.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 10:30 am Tuesday with Rev Lewis Hunter in charge. Organ music will be by Carolyn Young. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.

[Coulter, Robert, Jr.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    August 13, 1973

Coulter former N Market marshal

Funeral services were held this Monday morning at Walker Funeral Home for Robert Coulter Jr. who died Friday afternoon at West Heights Manor where he had been a resident for two months.

Mr. Coulter had farmed and been the draymen at New Market. He also had done concrete work and served as marshal at New Market from 1948 until 1952. He was a member of the New Market fire department and remained active as long as his health permitted.

He was born April 26, 1894, at Roberts, Ill., the son of Robert and Mary Patton Coulter. He was raised in the Blairstown, Mo., area and came to New Market in 1935. He was married to Inez Hargis Feb 22, 1922.

Rev. Charles Bissinger officiated at the service. Grace Perry was organist and Mrs. Evelyn Stanton and Mrs. Ruth Smith singing. Casket bearers were: Tom Hayes, Ben Anderson, Vanzo Drennen, Franklin Chase, Vincent Dancer, and Albert Radke. Honorary bearers were members of the New Market fire department. Burial was in Memory Cemetery at New Market.             

[Golay, Edith Pauline Bradley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Mrs. Golay died after long illness

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Pauline Golay, 82, were held this   Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene in Red Oak with burial    at the LeMar Cemetery at Elmo, Mo.  Mrs. Golay died Oct 22 at the Murphy Memorial Hospital in    Red Oak following   a   lengthy illness.  

She was born Aug 24, 1891, at Enid, Okla., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey [Eugene] Bradley [Geneva Stoaks]. She married Joseph Lee Golay, on Sept 2, 1908 at Hopkins, Mo. Mr. Golay died Feb 20, 1950. Mrs. Golay lived most of her life near    Maryville and the last 2 1/2 years in Red Oak. 

Survivors   include five sons, Eddie of Berrien Springs, Mich., Albert of Flanderau, SD, David of Villisca, Joseph of Elmhurst, Ill., and George of Milwaukee, Wis., three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Hanna of Moberly, Mo, Mrs. Roger Garvin of Des Moines and Mrs. Melvin Hogberg of Red Oak; 33 grandchildren; 20 great grand-children; one   brother, Ralph Bradley of Hopkins, Mo; three sisters, Mrs.   Don   Gray   of Maryville, Mrs. N. A. De Vree of Federal Way, Wash, and Mrs. Russell Bissett [Opal Ellen] of Portland, Ore

Mrs. Golay was a member of the Church of the Nazarene at Red Oak, the Rev Larry Hance officiating at the   memorial     service. Sellergren-Lindell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.        

[Carmichael, Florence "Mikie" Ault]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Mrs. Carmichael died at Shenandoah   

COIN — Funeral services for   Mrs. Florence E   (Mikie) [Ault] Carmichael, 89, were being held this   Thursday from the Coin United   Methodist Church following her death Tuesday at the Shenandoah hospital. She had been a resident      of Elm Heights in Shenandoah for   four years.          

She   is    survived    by   two   daughters, Mrs. Milton (Thelma) [Elizabeth] Dowell and Mrs. Herbert (Helen) [Frances] Goodman, of Coin; four grandchildren, six great - grandchildren.   

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and five sisters. She was an active member   of   the   Coin   United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted.                

The Rev Walter W Miller of Shenandoah officiated and interment was to be in Coin Elmwood

Cemetery.     Hackett     Funeral Home    was    in    charge    of arrangements.

[Sunderman, Anna Steltenpohl]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Services conducted for Mrs. Sunderman    

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Sunderman, 87, of Clarinda, were held this Monday morning at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, with pastor Gary Arp officiating.  She died Saturday morning at   West Heights Manor after being there since June of 1970.              

Burial under the direction of the Lavelle Funeral Home was in the church cemetery. Casket bearers were Frank and Paul Sunderman, Duane Dinville, Victor Pollert, Lee Werner and Arthur Steeve.

In charge of the register books were Mrs. Lela Dietchweiler and Florence Wagoner. The ushers were Gerald Herzberg and Oren Otte. The organist was Lonny Arp.              

Mrs. Sunderman was born Feb 18, 1886, in Brownstown, Ind. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Steltenpohl. She was reared in Jackson County, Ind. and worked in Indianapolis   before   her marriage to George J Sunderman, Jan 6, 1915 at Brownstown. They farmed northwest of Clarinda until eight years ago when they moved into Clarinda. Her illness had extended over a number of years.

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

She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Ruth) Wallin of Stanton, two sons, Max and Donald Sunderman of Clarinda, a sister, Mrs. Leo Wehrkamp of Seymour, Ind., six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.    

[Brown, Edith Grace Gibson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Mrs. Edith Brown services held

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Grace Brown, 78, of Red Oak were held Monday at Nelson- Boylan Funeral Chapel with the Rev Robert Ruleman officiating and burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown, formerly home service secretary and Red Oak representative for the American Red Cross, died Nov 30, at Villisca Good Samaritan Center.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M Charles Gibson [Edith Brown], she was born 29 April 14, 1895, at Waukeenee, Kan.       

Grace spent her school days in Clarinda, her   mother   having married   W   Welch, a   local contractor. She was graduated from Clarinda High School in 1915 and attended Nebraska University. The   Welch   family   moved   to Omaha. She was married to Max [Evertte] Brown, who was a dentist in Red Oak until his death in 1951. Grace had continued her residence in Red Oak.           

She made frequent visits to Clarinda, including the annual Memorial Day reunions of the Omega Tau group, which had continued close friendships from high school days.           

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hal Elting of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; stepbrother, Edgar W Welch, Omaha.      

Mrs. Brown was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church, and POE, a former member of BPW Club and charter member of Garden Department of Red Oak Monday Club.     

[Brown, Sara Abbott]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Mrs. Harold Brown Clarinda native

Mrs. Harold R (Sara) Brown, 62, a native Clarindan and a retired legislative reference office for the Social Security Administration at Washington, D C, died Tuesday at her home in Baltimore, Md.

Jon Abbott of Clarinda and Alan Abbott of Council Bluffs flew to Washington for the services held Friday.

The former Sara Abbott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al M Abbott, graduated from Clarinda schools in 1927. She was graduated from the University of Iowa. She obtained her law degree from the University of Maryland.           

Her work earned her the Social Security Administration's highest award, the commissioner's citation. 

She is survived by her husband, also a retired government employee, and five nieces and nephews, Alan Abbott of Council Bluffs, Jean Abbott Negley and Jon Abbott of Clarinda, Donald A.  Farmer of Monmouth, Ill. and Margaret Ann Farmer Orr of Glenwood, Ill. There are 12 grand nieces and nephews also. Mrs. Vern (Edith) Abbott of Clarinda and Donald Farmer of Bradenton, Fla., sister-in-law and brother-in-law of Mrs. Brown.     

She retired in 1970 from the federal agency where she had worked since 1936. In her final post she did research on legislation to be presented to Congress.              

[Coulter, Sadie Virginia Fetzer]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    September 13, 1973

Mrs. Sadie Coulter died this Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie [Virginia] Coulter, 84, of Clarinda will be held at 2 pm Saturday at Walker Funeral Home with burial in the Hawleyville cemetery.

Mrs. Coulter died this Thursday morning [September 13th] at Gillespie Rest Home. She had lived in Clarinda since moving from the farm near Hawleyville three years after her husband's death. Her residence had been at 517 E. Garfield St.  

Mrs. Coulter was born March 28, 1889, at Williamsburg, the daughter of Edward [Francis] and Elmara [Margaret M.] Springer Fetzer. Her husband T. [homas] W. [alter] Coulter died in 1959.    

She    is    survived   by   one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Virginia M) Kincheloe   of   Clarinda, seven grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.   Three   brothers are: Mervin Fetzer of Marengo; Floyd [Earl] Fetzer of Ladora; Harold [Granville] Fetzer of Grinnell and one sister, Mrs. Johnnie [John Melchor] Gahring [Eva Catherine] of Marengo. She was preceded in death by a   daughter   Mary   Evelyn Nicholas.