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[Grimes, Wanda Kathleen Brooke]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Services for Wanda Grimes

Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda [Kathleen] Grimes, 49, of Clarinda will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev Cecil Latta officiating.

Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Don Runyan, Jack Anderson, Orville Olson, Joe Updike, Leslie Brooke and Robert Scott.

The organist will be Mrs. Helen Hoskinson. In charge of the register book will be Mrs. Vern Duncan.

She   died   early    Saturday morning northwest of Clarinda. She had returned recently from her training in nursing in California. She was found in her car by a passerby, and a garden hose connected the exhaust with the interior of the car.

She was born June 3, 1923, at Clarinda, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. [eon] D. [ecatur] Brooke [Mary Anna Watson]

She attended school in Clarinda, graduating from high school in 1941. She was married to Hilton Grimes on Aug 28, 1946.

She worked at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda for a number of years as a laboratory technician. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clarinda.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vaughn (Diana) Turner of Harlan, and a son, David Grimes of Omaha. She has a grandson, a sister, Mrs. Bob (Pauline) Mann of Clarinda and a brother Lester Brooke of Denver, Colo.               


[Harrison, Grace Hunt]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    June 18, 1973

Mrs. E R Harrison died in Florida

Mrs. E [dward] R  [eginald] (Grace) [Hunt] Harrison, 89, wife of a former Clarinda dentist, died Saturday night [June 16, 1973] at a hospital in Miami, Fla. She had been a resident of a nursing home. Services were to be Tuesday with burial in the cemetery at Miami where her husband, daughter, Ruth, and son, Albert, were buried.

A daughter, Mrs. Rod (Helen) Harrison of Orange Park, Fla., called Mrs. C E Bradley to give the news to Clarinda friends. Dr Harrison was a partner with D. D. Drake in a dental office on the

East side of the square in early years. The family was active in the Methodist Church, and Mrs.

Harrison was a Utopian member.  The family home was at [the] corner of 15th and Lincoln Sts.   


[Johnson, Olie]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Ruth Harper's step-father died

Services will be held Tuesday for Olie Johnson, 93, stepfather of Ruth Harper, a former Clarinda resident now living in Harlan, Mr. Johnson died Friday.

He was a teacher and school superintendent for over 25 years and a feed dealer for 16 years. He was a member of the Strand Lutheran Church near Villisca.

Other survivors include a sister, Matilda Odson of Nodaway; a step-son, Donald Holmes of Willington, Mo; a nephew raised in the Johnson home, Dennis Thornburg of Red Oak; eight grandchildren and three great - grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Audubon.

[Schenck, Wealthy Jennie Warrick]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday   March 19, 1973

Services Sunday for Mrs. Schenck

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry (Jennie) Schenck were held Sunday at the Walker Funeral Home after her death Friday [March 16, 1973] at the Municipal Hospital. She had been ill several months.

The Rev John Clark officiated with Miss Aletha Hutchings at the organ. Casket bearers were Lloyd Brown, Donald Winger, Frank Young, Floyd Kelley, Jimmie Olenius and Darwin Buch. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mrs. Wealthy Jennie Schenck was born July 28, 1897, at Sidney, the daughter of Miriam Elizabeth McWilliams and Fielden Warrick.

She was married to, Harry Schenck in Clarinda on Nov 9, 1914 and had lived all of her life in Page County, 21 years on a farm south of Villisca and the past 31 years on the farm home on East Washington of Clarinda. Mr. Schenck died April 1971.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Elvin (Ruth) Moritz, of Villisca and a son, Earl F, of Clarinda, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Five brothers are Walter and Herbert of Molalla, Ore, Vincent of Lafayette, Ore, Carroll of Pasadena, Cal, Gerald of Amity, Ore. Four sisters are Alice Neal Fairbanks, Alaska, Edythe Daley of Augusta, Ga., Grace Adams of New Market and Wilma Herold of Salem, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Vernon, an infant son Donald, two sisters, Josephine and Clarice, a brother Calvin and infant twin brothers, a grandchild, Judith and one great grandchild, Victoria.

She was a member of the Christian Church in Clarinda.

[Wilcox, William Frank "Will"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    July 19, 1973

Will Wilcox was avid sports fan

Will [liam Frank] Wilcox, 75, of Clarinda died Wednesday afternoon [July 18, 1973] at Municipal Hospital where he had been for the past month.

Funeral Services will be at 4 pm Friday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Lewis Hunter of Shambaugh officiating, burial in Memory Cemetery, New Market. Evelyn Stanton will be soloist and Grace Berry organist. Casket bearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge from Nodaway who will also conduct Masonic graveside services.

He was born June 20, 1898, at Pittsburg, Kan, the son of Robert [William] and Julie Squires Wilcox. On June 20, 1920, he was married to [Tina] Marie Hargis who survives.

He spent many years in the mines around New Market and Clarinda, did farming and blacksmithed, including operating a shop of his own south of Clarinda's square, and more recently assisted in establishing the welding shop for Bill Jennings.

He was a baseball fan and fisherman, keeping those interests in sports as long as he was able. He lived his entire life in this community, the family residence being at 507 West Garfield St.

He is survived by his wife of the home and five children: Mrs. Harold (Wanda) Ross of Bedford, Mrs. M W (Virginia Lee) Bingham of Mancos, Colo., Robert W Wilcox of Vancouver, Wash, Mrs. Dale Dean (Norma Jean) Peterman of Cortez, Colo., and Mrs. Wayne (Sandra Sue) Thompson of Vancouver, Wash. There are 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Two brothers are Nathan Wilcox of Tulsa, Okla., and Bert Wilcox of Shenandoah,

[Huff, Ronald Paul]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 9, 1973

SHAMBAUGH — Word has been received that Ronald [Paul] Huff of St Joseph, about 58, died Sunday [July 8, 1973] of a heart attack. He and his wife were at a lake where they have a cabin and Mr. Huff had been skiing.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter [Henry] Huff [Gertrude Beery] of Clearmont. His sister is Mrs. Frank (Thorna) Van Pelt of Clearmont. Mrs. Lulu Overholt of Shambaugh is his only aunt. He grew up between Shambaugh and Coin and had several cousins in the Shambaugh vicinity.           

His wife   and   four   children survive him.           

Services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday at the Colonial Funeral Home in St Joseph and burial will be   at   Memorial   Gardens   in Maryville.           

[Clark, Holly Lucille Herren]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973


Holly     Lucille     Herren, the     third daughter of Retta Mae Hiatt Herren and Kemp    Goodlow    Herren    was    born September 12, 1901 in Page County between New Market and Clarinda and passed away at Eppley Care Center in Omaha on May 3, 1973. She attended grade schools in Page and Taylor Counties   and   high   school   in   New Market. She was converted at age 16 at the Clogroves Evangelistic Meeting at the M E Church in New Market and became a member at the same time. She   worked   at   Berry   Seed   Co   in Clarinda   and   at   Spurgeons store   in Villisca before her marriage. 

On   November   23, 1920   Holly   was joined in marriage to Paul E Clark. One child, James Herren Clark, was born to the union. A niece, Joyce Herren Swan, was taken into the home on October 24, 1936 and was raised by Holly and Paul as their own.

In this happy home, Holly and Paul celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, before his death on April 3, 1946.  His passing was a sorrow from which Holly never fully recovered, but she lovingly carried on for the sake of her family. Her deep Faith in God enabled   her to live a good, useful, Christian life.  She was devoted to her family and was always ready to help others. She was indeed a friend to all who knew her and   loved her.

In the business of Clark Store, where she carried on after Paul's death, she was in partnership with Jim until failing health caused her to retire.

She was a   member of the   United Methodist     Church     official     board, Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, President of the WSCS, President of Past Matrons Club, and was a member of the White Shrine. She organized the 20th Century Club in New Market, which brought much happiness to many. She was treasurer and secretary of Memory Cemetery Association, and for many years was the Sunday School Superintendent of the Methodist Church.

She   leaves   her   son   Jim, his wife Ardith, and     their    three     children, Kenneth, Kevin, and Tonya. She also leaves her niece, Joyce and husband George and their children Parker, Cygnet, Terrence, Kelly, Lydia, and Francine. She leaves behind three great grand children Heather Swan, Erin Sergent, and Stacy Swan. She loved all these children dearly and was a good mother and grandmother. Other survivors   are   her sisters, Mrs.   Zetta Noble of New Market and Mrs. Ruby McNutt of Omaha, a   brother   David    Herren    of    Glassport, Pennsylvania, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.  Her favorite Bible verse was

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and    He shall direct thy path".                

[Brower, Aleta Capps]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Mrs. Brower was graduate of CHS

Word was received Sunday evening of the death of Aleta Capps Brower, 75, of Des Moines. Mrs. Brower, stepsister of Jennie Cagley, suffered a heart attack Saturday night.     

Mrs.   Brower   had   lived   in Clarinda during early years and graduated from Clarinda High School.  

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Lavine, of Des Moines and a son Ronald Capps of Ankeny, and five grandchildren, Jennie Cagley, step-sister of Clarinda, and two step-brothers, George Depew of Bedford and J A Depew of Albuquerque, N M.     

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, at the Highland Park Christian Church in Des Moines.   

[Gibson, Delbert Clair]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 19, 1973

Clair Gibson worked in area

Delbert Clair Gibson, 92, died Saturday night [March 17] at Gillespie Rest Home. 

Funeral services for Mr. Gibson will be at 1 pm Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with Carl Cummings of Bedford officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mr. Gibson was born May 12, 1880, near Blanchard, the son of John Wilson and Anna Elgin Gibson. On Jan 20, 1904, he married Roxie Pearce who died Oct 9, 1963, after 59 years of marriage.

Mr. Gibson had operated a garage in College Springs and later worked on construction. His  last work was at the Clarinda  Mental Health Institute while he lived in Clarinda. Upon retirement he and Mrs. Gibson moved to Gravity, which was his home until he entered the rest home at Bedford and later came to Clarinda.

He is survived by two children, John Delbert Gibson of Gravity and Mrs. Marvin (Leta) Snyder of Des Moines.

There are 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Two sisters are Mrs. Letha Parsons of Harrold, S D and Mrs. Rena J Lowry of Tucson. Ariz.            

[Radford, Merle Jacob]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Merle Radford    county native

Burial was Saturday in the Maple Hill cemetery near College Springs for Merle Jacob Radford, 72, a native of Page County.

He died Thursday in Nebraska City, with services held there Saturday at Gude Mortuary.          

A retired farmer, Mr. Radford was born July 13, 1901, in Page County. He had been living in Nebraska City since 1962.    

Survivors include his wife Neva of the home, two sons, Richard Coulter of Kansas City, Kan, and Robert Radford of Omaha; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jean Anderson of Council Bluffs; two brothers, Gaylen Radford of Nebraska City and Donald Radford of Napa, Cal, and a sister, Mrs. Maxine Lloyd of Stockton, Cal, and 12 grandchildren.

[Ballenger, John Earl]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    November 1, 1973

Earl Ballenger    was Coin native

[John] Earl Ballenger, 81, died Tuesday evening [October 30, 1973] at West Heights Manor where he had lived in recent years. He was born Oct 8, 1892, at Coin, the son of John D [arby] and Lula V Brown Ballenger. Mr. Ballenger had lived in the Clarinda area for many years.

He is survived by a brother, K. [arl] K. [enneth] Ballenger of Chicago, Ill., and two sisters, Marie Shoemaker of Tillamook, Ore, and Nellie [Estella] Parker of Denver, Colo.

Graveside services for Mr. Ballenger were held this Thursday afternoon at Elmwood cemetery at Coin with Rev Jack DuBrava officiating. Walker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Huddle, Cecil]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March    1973

Cecil Huddle services held

SHAMBAUGH -- Funeral services for Cecil Huddle, 73, who was   reared in this rural community, were held Monday at the Church of the Nazarene in Shenandoah following his death March 9 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital. He had been hospitalized in Shenandoah and taken to Omaha Feb 12.

The Rev Eugene Mingus officiated at the services, with Keith Bennett and Mrs. Margaret Woods furnishing music. Mrs. Harold Beery, Mrs. Lovina Doiel and Mrs. Maurice Rogers cared for the flowers.

Burial was in the cemetery at Shenandoah. Bearers included Norris Gates, Arlo Hamm, Dean Huddle, Ural Huddle, Kenneth Rector and Max Snodderly. Honorary bearers were Harold Brown, Willard Kuwitcky, Lowell Pullen and Maurice Rogers.

He is survived by a brother, Orison, of Miami, Fla., three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Hamm and Mrs. Floyd (Chloe) Rector of Clarinda, and Mrs. Russell (Eva) Henderson of Mesa, Ariz. Several of his nieces and nephews are of this community.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther [Smith], on Nov 12, 1970. Mr. and Mrs. Huddle made their home in California for a number of years where they operated a restaurant and had retired to Shenandoah.

He was born in Page County on May 4, 1899, son of Noah and Mary   Ann  [Good] Huddle.   He   was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and four brothers. 

[Parker, Anna Jane Gibson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    September 17, 1973

Mrs. Parker died at West Heights

Mrs. Anna J [ane] Parker, 98, of Clarinda died early this Monday morning [September 17, 1973] at West Heights Manor where she had resided the past three years.

Services for Mrs. Parker will be at 1:30pm, Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Burial will be in the Hoosier Cemetery at Northboro.

She was born March 22, 1875, at Blanchard, the daughter of William [Francis Marion] and Minerva [Rosetta] Smith   Gibson. Before going to the rest home she had lived at 517 East Main. She was the last member of a family of 11.              

Her husband   Frank [Francis Marion] Parker died in 1937.             

Mrs. Parker is survived by six   children: Charles [Kenneth] Parker of   Mound   City, Mo, Mrs.   Fred K  (Thelma) Thompson   of   St Joseph, Mo, Leonard Parker of Denair, Cal, Mrs. Jim   (Ruth) Garrett of St Joseph, Mrs. Harry  (Gladys) Scott of Clarinda, and Clifford Bussard of Kansas City, Kans. There are 13 grandchildren, 30 great - grandchildren   and    one    great        great      grandchild. She was preceded in death by four children. 

[Herzberg, Augusta Rurode]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Mrs. Ernest Herzberg died unexpectedly

Mrs. Ernest Herzberg, 74, of Villisca died unexpectedly Wednesday while she and Ernest

were visiting their son, Paul, at Overland Park, Kan. She had an  apparent heart attack, having

known of a heart condition.          

Services are pending. The news  came here by   telephone   late    Wednesday.  She was Augusta 

Rurode, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Rurode, of the northwest Clarinda area.  She is survived by her husband,  and son Paul.     

[Lawger, Neva Frost]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973

Services for Mrs. Lawger

Services were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home for Mrs. Forest (Neva) Lawger, 65, of rural New Market. She died Friday morning at her home of an   apparent heart attack. 

A native of this area, she had lived around New Market and Clarinda all her life.

Survivors include her husband of the home, her father, Fred Frost of Washington; two sisters, Mrs.   Carl   (Letha) Winters   of Washington, and Mrs. Bob (Nova) Looney of Pomona, Cal; two half-sisters, Mrs. Calvin Farrell of Clarinda and Mrs. Wilma Amos of Pomona; a   son, Lowell   of Clarinda, and    two    granddaughters. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Lee. She was born June 8,1908, near Guss, the daughter of Fred and Cora Mae Groff Frost. She was married to Forest Lawger Aug.  22, 1929.

Rev Lewis Hunter officiated at the services. Bettie Hull was, soloist and Grace Perry organist. Casket bearers were Gene Pullen, Ray Stamps, Darrell Dean Roush, Neal Morehouse, Bill Coleman and Max Pullen. Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

[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) Dowell and Mrs. Herbert (Helen) 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.           

[Runyan, Mildred Fae Hitchcock]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 2, 1973     

Former Coin resident died

Funeral services for Mrs. Carl (Mildred) [Fae Hitchcock] Runyan, 76, were held last week in Red Oak after her death June 25 at the hospital there following an extended illness.

She was a former resident of the   Coin   vicinity   until   1934, moving to Villisca and then to

Red Oak. She was born Jan 3, 1897, at Aurora, Neb, and was married to Carl Runyan Dec 23,


Casket bearers at the funeral service were her grandsons, Steve Funkhouser, Dennis Funkhouser, Charles Funkhouser, James Docker, David Docker, Robert Runyan, Curtis Runyan and Marvin Runyan.

Survivors include her husband, daughters Mrs. Max (Frances) Funkhouser of Longmont, Colo., Mrs. Joe (Jeanette) Docker of Red Oak, a son Clinton Runyan of New Market, nine grandsons and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Runyan was preceded in death   by   her   parents, three sisters, three brothers and one granddaughter.

 [Owen, Herbert Frank]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday   March 22, 1973

 Herbert Owen, 70, was long-time pharmacist

Funeral services for Herbert F [rank] Owen, 70, will be held at 11 am Friday at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev Cecil Latta officiating.

He and his wife were visiting at Shelby in the Clinton Bothwell home when he died unexpectedly Tuesday night [March 20, 1973]. They had driven up and he had remarked how well he felt, although having a minor illness Monday afternoon. He had a massive coronary at about 11 pm Tuesday.

Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ferrell Reed, R R Oehler, Hugh Loudon, Dr Willard Kuehn, Dr H P Bradrick and Paul McClelland.

He was born Nov 30, 1902, at Hawleyville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Owen [Carrie Adah Werts]. His mother died in 1908 and his father married Grace Posten in 1910. He attended rural schools, graduating from Clarinda High School in 1922.

He entered Babcock School of Pharmacy in Des Moines, graduating April 8, 1925 and was employed by Anderson Pharmacy in Clarinda. He was married to Alice Lehman June 26, 1927, at Clarinda.

He was employed in Clarinda and Bedford before opening Owens Pharmacy in 1950, operating that until May of 1968 when illness forced him to retire.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Iowa Pharmaceutical Association and Nodaway Lodge No 140 AF & AM of Clarinda.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Alice, one daughter, Mrs. Clinton (Patricia) Bothwell of Shelby, and three sons, Ralph L of Cheyenne, Wyo., Paul W of Independence, Mo, and William E of Clarinda; seven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Dorothy) Roberts of Youngstown, Ariz., and Mrs. Sam (Carrye) Smith of Clute, Tex, a half-brother, Eugene Owen of Creston, and a step - sister, Mrs. Dorothy Richard of Oakdale, La.

Memorials may be directed to the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda and may be left at the funeral home.