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[Goecker, Helena Alvina Renter]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday January 8 1973

Mrs. Helena Goecker burial this Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Helena [Alvina Renter] Goecker, 83, of Wessington Springs, S D, were held this Monday at 2 pm, at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown.

She died Wednesday at a Wessington Springs Hospital.

Pastor Gary Arp officiated. Burial under the direction of the Lavelle Funeral Home was in Summit Cemetery [Wednesday, January 3rd]. Casketbearers were Ivan Sunderman, John and Orval Otte and Wilbur Goecker. Ushers were Rudolf and Curtis Meier. Services had been held Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Wessington Springs.

She was born Jan 25, 1889, in Germany, and came to the United States at an early age. She was confirmed at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown. She was married to [John] Edward Goecker at Madison, Neb, and they lived at Yorktown for one year after their marriage, with the remaining years were spent in South Dakota. Mr. Goecker died in July of 1960. The past year and a half she had been in a nursing home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends,


[Martin, Nellie Potts]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 1, 1973

Mrs. Noros Martin former Clarindan

Mrs. Noros H (Nellie) Martin, 89, formerly of Clarinda and of Wichita Falls, Tex, since 1917, died Dec 21 in a Wichita Falls hospital.

She was the former Nellie Potts, born at Sidney Oct 5, 1883, has had an unusually active life. Mayor Winston at Wichita Falls in 1965 declared a Nellie Martin Recognition Day, honoring Mrs. Martin as a pioneer community and church leader.

She was active in Daughters of the American Revolution, Woman's Forum, Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Martin's late husband, N. H. Martin was founder, of the Country Club Estates and donated the original 40 acres of land for Midwestern University in 1934.

Martin Plaza and MU's Martin Building, formerly Martin Library, commemorate the generosity of the Martins.

[Richardson, Warren Sayre]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday   January 1, 1973

Services to be Tuesday for Warren Richardson

Funeral services for Warren [Sayre] Richardson, 86, of Clarinda will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.  

A native of Clarinda, Mr. Richardson died at his home Saturday afternoon following a lengthy illness.

He had served as president of the Richardson Lumber Co from 1936 until 1956 when he retired, and had been active in lumber associations, serving as president of the Northwestern Lumbermen's Assn and state association.

He was charter member and past president of the Clarinda Country Club, and had served on the board of the Page County Savings and Loan. He was a 50-year member of the Nodaway Lodge 140 AF&AM at Clarinda and an active member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church.

The son of G. [eorge] W. [illiam] and Mary Sayer Richardson, he was born Sept 30, 1886, at Clarinda, He attended schools in Clarinda and college at Lake Forest, Il1. On Sept 9,1909 he was united in marriage to Gertrude Henderson in Clarinda. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter in infancy and one sister.

He is survived by his wife Gertrude, one daughter Mrs. Dean (Mary) Hood of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., two sons, G. [eorge] W. of Clarinda and Warren A. of Long Beach, Calif, five grandchildren two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Lyle Cassat of Clarinda and Mrs. Doris Mutz of Walnut Creek, Calif.

A memorial is being established at the Westminster Presbyterian Church The Rev D. C. Davis will officiate at the services with burial in the Clarinda Cemetery, Casketbearers will be Darrel Davison, Dr. Frederick Sperry, John Sperry, Edwin Lisle, James Millhone and Richard Davidson. At the register book will be Mrs. C. E. Bradley and Mrs. H. E. Davidson.  Ushers will be Kenneth Heiliger. J. Y. Biggs, George Segrist and Ferrell Reed. The organist will be Mrs. William Lisle.

Lavelle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richardson Lumber will be closed, until noon Tuesday and Page County Bank will close from 10-11:30 for the services.

[Shannon, John]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     January 1, 1973

Funeral Tuesday for John Shannon

Funeral services for John Shannon, 68, of New Market will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev Cecil Latta and Rev Dwight Crosby officiating. Further services   will   be   held   at   2   pm Wednesday at the Stapp Funeral Home at Mountain Grove, Mo. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Mountain Grove.

He died Sunday morning at the Municipal Hospital after being admitted earlier in the morning.

He was born Jan 5, 1903 at Mountain Grove, Mo the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shannon. He grew up in that area and was married to Mabel Robertson, Jan 20, 1924, at Mountain Grove. He was engaged in farming there until 1955 when they moved to Westboro, Mo. In 1969 they moved to Clarinda. He was employed by the Clarinda Public Schools for eight years as a bus driver and later worked at the Mental Health Institute for five years. They moved to New Market in January of 1970. He had been custodian at the Methodist Church since October of 1969.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son in 1949.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel; five daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Winifred) Stanfield of Los Angeles, Calif, Mrs. S. O. (Edith) McMahan of Kansas City, Mrs. C. W. (Geneva) Wade of Orinda, Calif, Mrs. Terry (Veta Sue) Miller of Ceresco, Nebr, and Mrs. Donald (Freeda) Zurbuchen of Kansas City; two sons, Howard of Tulsa Okla.; and Dr Roy Shannon of Los Angeles, Calif; 13 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Cutsinge of Ocean Side, Calif. and Mrs. George Shaw of Hiawassee, Ga; one brother, Ed of Mountain Grove.

[Hilke, August]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday January 15, 1973

Clarindans' relative died in Nebraska

August Hilke, father - in - law of Wilbur Siefering and grandfather of Lyle Joyce Siefering of Clarinda, died Jan 12 at the Wakefield, Neb., hospital. Funeral services were held Jan 15 at the Wakefield Lutheran Church, with burial at the Wakefield cemetery.     

[Miller, Pearl Tina Robertson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 11, 1973

 Clarindan's mother died in Maryville

Mrs. Pearl Tina Miller, 71, the mother of Mrs. Mary Herzberg of Clarinda, died early this morning at St Francis Hospital in Maryville, Mo, after a long illness.

Services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Maryville with the Rev Harry Spears officiating. Burial will be in Coffee, Mo.

Mrs. Miller was born Sept 8, 1901, in Jamesport, Mo, to Price and Odi Robertson. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Maryville.

Other survivors are a brother, Pervis Robertson of Hamilton, Mo, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.               , _.