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[Hill, Harry Hepburn]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 14, 1973

Hill lived in Shambaugh area

Word has been received locally of the death of Harry [Hepburn] Hill, 72, who formerly lived in the Shambaugh area. He died Friday [May 11, 1973] in St Joseph, Mo, with services and burial there this Monday [May 14th].  

Survivors include his wife Pearlie [Schindler] and sons William of St Joseph and Robert of Salina, Kan and six grandchildren.

[Adams, Bert Monroe]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Bert Adams lived in New Market area

Bert M [onroe] Adams, 92, of New Market died at his home Friday [Thursday, November 15, 1973]. He was born March 17, 1881, near New Market, the son of Charles and Mary Jay Adams. On Nov 16,1909 he was married to Clara Estella Wilson who survives. Mr Adams had lived in the New Market area all of his life. He worked in the mines, farmed, and did roadwork and railroading. Mr Adams was a member of the New Market Church of Christ.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by four children: Paul of New Market, Mrs Charles (Mildred) Wiles, of New Market, Mrs Shirley E Downey of Wichita, Kan, and   Mrs   Neil (Wilma) Mansfield of Milton.

There are 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs Cora Lewellen of Castle Rock, Colo. He was preceded in death by three children, Mary, John and Merrill.

Services for Mr Adams were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating. Mrs Shirley Larson was soloist and Mrs Lois Moore organist.

Casket bearers were Robert Adams, James Downey, Lloyd Hutt, Gary Johnston, C L Rumpeltes, and Raymond King. Burial was in the Memory cemetery at New Market.

[Note:   Source of death date is the date on his gravestone.]


[Lavely, Ruth Myrtle Jackson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday   October 8, 1973


Mrs Ruth M [yrtle] Lavely, 69, daughter of Benjamin [Howard] and Jenny [Leona Jane] Madole Jackson, born April 27,1904 at Eldon, Mo, died at Shenandoah's Hand Community hospital Tuesday, Oct 2 [1973]. She was in poor health two years.

She lived the early years of her life in Eldon. Following graduation from the Eldon High School she attended Stephens College at Columbia, Mo. On March 30, 1929, she was united in marriage with Lloyd L [arry] Lavely at Kansas City, Mo. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Lloyd L, Jr.

Ruth was employed by the Irving Pitt Company for several years, and, after her son was raised, by the P F Collier Company. She was baptized in the Baptist Faith and was a member of the V F W Auxiliary Post No 1829 of Kansas City, Mo.

After living the greater part of her life in Kansas City, she and her husband moved to Coin, his boyhood home a year and a half ago. They moved to Shenandoah two weeks ago. A good friend, she gave generously of her time and love to everyone without any reservation. Preceding her in death were her parents, six brothers and a sister. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Lloyd; a son Lloyd, Jr of Wettsville. NY; three grandchildren, Lisa, Larry and Spencer; one brother, Frank Jackson of Eldon, Mo; three sisters, Mrs Mayme Harrison of Dallas, Tex, Mrs Paul (Mary) Leeton of Buffalo, Mo, and Mrs Lula Foot of Eldon, Mo., nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Services were held Oct 5, the funeral at the United Methodist church in Coin and burial in Coin's Snow Hill cemetery. The Rev Lawrence P Fitzpatrick officiated with William Mannasmith and Mrs Robert Reece furnishing music, Mrs Merlin McAlister and Mrs Mattie Thompson caring for the flowers. Mrs Nellie Jackson being at the memory register and W C Yeisley ushering.

Casket bearers included Everett Booten, Loran Jackson, Merlin McAllister, Carroll Polsley, Herman Randolph and Pierce Tenhulzen. Hackett Funeral Home

[Goecker, Otto Herman Fred]

Clarinda Herald Journal

April 1973

Otto Goecker was lifetime farmer

Funeral services for Otto [Herman Fred] Goecker, 77, of Yorktown will be held at 1:30 pm, Tuesday at St Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown, with Pastor Gary Arp officiating. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 1:15 pm at the church on Tuesday.

He died Sunday morning at his home south of Yorktown after an extended illness.

He was born Jan 1, 1896, at Yorktown the son of Mr and Mrs Ferdinand [Hermann] Goecker [Lisetta Anna Brandt]. He was baptized and confirmed at St Paul. He was married to Minnie [Ann] Eilers on Jan 2, 1918, at Yorktown. They farmed all their married life in the Yorktown area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie, a daughter, Marie Goecker and son, Wilbur Goecker all of Clarinda. Two sisters are Mrs Emma Wilkening and Miss Amelia Goecker both of Council Bluffs.

Lavelle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.               

[Wisner, Marian]

Clarinda Herald Journal

June 1973

Miss Wisner died at West Heights

Services for Miss Marian Wisner, 77, of Clarinda were held Wednesday evening at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Graveside services were held this Thursday afternoon at the Elmwood Cemetery in Waterloo.

She died Tuesday afternoon at West Heights Manor, being a patient there since the first of June.

She was born May 23, 1896, at Dubuque, the daughter of Willard H and Anna Johnston Wisner. She attended school at Waterloo, graduating from High School in 1916. For many years her work was in religious education as secretary to Dr Frank Lindhorst of Stockton, Cal. She came to Clarinda eight years ago, the home being at 500 North 16th.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clarinda.

Miss Wisner is survived by three sisters, Mrs Myron Bundy of Long Beach, Miss, Mrs Donn Byrnes of Davenport, and Mrs Nell Lowry of Clarinda; one brother, Frank Wisner of Waterloo, six nephews and two nieces.          

[Fishell, Mabel Edith Anderson Mace]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    September 17, 1973

 Mrs Mabel Fishell died at hospital

Mrs Leonard (Mabel E) [Edith] Fishell, 79, of New Market died Friday night [September 14, 1973] at the Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday.

She was born Jan 5, 1894, at Yorktown, the daughter of Herman and Anna [Sophia] Annan Anderson. Mr and Mrs Fishell have lived one mile west of New Market.

Services for Mrs Fishell were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Charles Bissinger of the New Market Methodist Church officiating. Gilbert and Maynard Burch were singers with Joyce Burch organist. Casket bearers were George Annan, Melvin Annan, Orville Rawlings, Arthur Hutchison, Donald Hutchison and Verrell Moore. Burial was in the Polsley Cemetery near Yorktown.

Mrs Fishell is survived by her husband of the home and five children: Mrs Eddie (Darlene) Cords of Mankato, Minn, Mrs Glenn (Wilda) Crippen of Vancouver, B C, Gene Mace of Castle Rock, Wash, Dale Mace of Lincoln, Neb, and Mrs Ed (Dorothy) Whitehill of Bedford.

Three stepchildren are Mrs Orville (Carolyn) Rawlings of Benninton, Neb, Mrs Bob (Dorothe) Shanoo and Leonard Fishell Jr of Phoenix, Ariz. There are 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren

[Bannister, Doris Evah Lindsay]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    August 13, 1973

Education career for Mrs Bannister

Doris [Evah] Lindsay Bannister, wife of Archie Bannister, died Saturday [August 11, 1973] at her home in Twin Lakes, Wisc.

Graveside services will be at the Clarinda Cemetery Wednesday [August 15th] at 11 am with Rev John Clark of the First Christian Church officiating.

Mrs Bannister was the daughter of Mrs Evah E [llsworth] Whitehill and the late W [illiam] A [lfred] Lindsay. She was born in Clarinda in 1907, but spent most of her childhood in Council Bluffs.

Moving to Clarinda in 1924, she attended Clarinda Junior College and later received an education degree from the University of Wisconsin. She taught school for many years until health forced her retirement two years ago.

Following their marriage in 1929, Mrs Bannister and her husband lived in Chicago where they received recognition for their volunteer work in children's organizations.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Lindsay Bannister, a daughter, Mrs Raymond (Melody) Barch and grandsons, John, Jim and David Barch.

Clarinda relatives besides Mrs Whitehill are Mr and Mrs Earl G Thompson, Mr and Mrs Bill Lindsay, Mr and Mrs William Lindsay and Calvin Lindsay.

[Note:  Source of death date:  Wisconsin Death Index]


[Turner, Stella Mae Lisle]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday   October 29, 1973

Mrs. Turner was long-time resident

Services for Mrs W A (Stella) [Mae] Turner, 94, will be held at 3 pm Tuesday [October 30th] at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Organist will be Mrs Helen Hoskinson. Casket bearers will be Edwin S Charles, John and William Lisle, David Arthur and Marion Bakehouse.

Mrs Turner died Sunday noon [October 28, 1973] at the Municipal Hospital after being hospitalized   for   three weeks.

She was born March 12, 1879, at Ft Madison, the daughter of Charles [Albert] and Frances [Lavina] Spry Lisle. The family moved to Clarinda when she was a young girl. Her father was postmaster, editor of the Clarinda Herald and later started the Lisle Manufacturing Co.

She was married to William A Turner in 1905 at Clarinda. He was an attorney in Clarinda until his death in March of 1956.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, PEO and DAR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church or the scholarship fund at Iowa Western Community College at Clarinda. 

[Johnson, Lucille McNulty]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Mrs Johnson former resident

Lucille Johnson, 57, a former Clarinda resident, died Aug 4 in Wichita, Kan, with funeral services and burial there.

Born at Stockton, Kan, Oct 1, 1915 she was the daughter of Harry and Ethel McNulty and spent several years in Clarinda. She was married to Eldon Johnson April 12,1934, the family moving to El Dorado, Kan, eight years ago.

Mrs Johnson was a member of the Methodist Church and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.

In addition to her husband, survivors include four children, Charmaine Pearson of Richardson, Tex, Ronald E Johnson of Arlington, Tex, Ruth D Beard of Ferndale, Wash, and Mona R Henning of Wichita; two brothers, Leland McNulty of Cheyenne, Wyo, and Lyle B McNulty of San Diego, Cal, and four grandchildren.

Area residents attending the funeral were Mr and Mrs Guy Fielder of Clarinda and Mr and Mrs H M Orr of New Market.

[Foster, Sarah Ellen "Sadie" Ingraham]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Mrs Foster died after long illness    

Mrs Sarah E [llen] (Sadie) Foster, 77 died Sunday afternoon at her home   following   an   extended illness. Funeral    services    for    Mrs          Foster will be at 2 pm, Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating. Grace Perry will be organist. Casket bearers will be Lowell Glick, Earl Warner, Lloyd Cavner, Marvin Woldruff, Walt Pritchard and William Kramer. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to the Christian Church or the Dale Foster memorial fund at the college.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm this Monday.

Survivors include brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She was born May 10,1896, near Carbon, the daughter of Jed L [ucius] and S[ophia] Ellen McCue Ingraham. She   was   married   to   J [ames] Dale Foster, who died Sept 1, 1965.

Mr and Mrs Foster operated a furniture store and funeral home here before their retirement. Mrs Foster carried major responsibilities in the Legion Auxiliary during fifty years as member. She was a member of the Clarinda Christian Church where she was active in the work until health no longer permitted.   

[Landis, Bessie Alice West]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 23, 1973

Mrs Clinton Landis died after illness

Funeral services for Mrs Clinton (Bessie A) [Alice] Landis, 79, of Clarinda will be held at 2 pm Tuesday [July 24th] at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev Charles Cowell, pastor of the Congregational Church in Glenwood officiating.

Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Rebekah Lodge No 317 of Clarinda. Active pallbearers will be Ralph Brokaw, Paul Gorrell, Orville Preeo, George Pedersen, Clarence Smalley and Nick Roberts. Mrs John Sperry will be the organist.

She died early Saturday [July 21, 1973] morning at her home after an illness of six months.

She was born Nov 3, 1893, at Ellston, the daughter of William [Francis] and Carrie [May] Wagoner West. Reared in Ringgold and Page County, she was married to Clinton [Clutts] Landis on Nov 15,1915, at Clarinda. They lived in Illinois for several years and have made their home in Clarinda since 1942, with the exception of eight years from 1948 to 1956 when they lived in Diagonal.      

She was a member of Rebekah Lodge and the VFW Auxiliary.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one grandson.

She is survived by her husband, Clinton, two daughters, Mrs Ed  (Carrie) Merritt of Glenwood and Mrs Quentin (Lee Illa) Ross of Des Moines, three sons, Clyde of Clarinda, Burl of Newhall, Cal, and Curtis of Hollister, Mo., Mrs Eva Thompson of Clarinda is a sister, Rolla West of Beaconsfield, and Charles West of Clarinda are brothers. She has 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

[Fletcher, Wilbur Raymond]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Fletcher death at time of retiring

Wilbur R [aymond] Fletcher, 66, of rural Clarinda died Friday afternoon after being stricken at his farm home southeast of Clarinda. He was born Sept 12, 1906, at Clarinda the son of William and Jessie Arthur Fletcher. On Feb 21, 1929 he was married to Eathell [Nevella] Fleming who survives.

Mr Fletcher was just planning to retire and move to Clarinda in the near future, having bought a home at 823 South 16th. They were to hold a closing out farm sale Aug 18, which plans will be carried out.

Funeral services were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Lewis Hunter officiating. Nick Roberts was soloist and Grace Perry organist. Casket bearers were Emory Hardee, Estes Hardee, Will Morrow, Dale Crawford, George Stanley, Marvin Brown, Harold Fine and Emory Hardee Jr. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by four children, Carl Fletcher of Clarinda, Mrs Max (Wyleen) [Ona] Thompson of Mt Home, Ark, Mrs James (Barbara) Moses, and Bill Fletcher of Shambaugh. There are six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.


[Smith, Robert Foley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Heart attack fatal to Smith

Robert F [oley] Smith, 74, of Dearborn, Mich, brother of Mrs E [lmer] W Freeland [Ruth Smith], died Sunday as result of a heart attack. He had lived with Dr and Mrs Freeland while attending Clarinda High School, being graduated in 1917. The family was originally of Kansas.

Smith was publisher of the Dearborn Press. In addition to his sister, he is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren. One of the sons is associated with him and the other is in the Pentagon in Washington, D C.   

[Lang, Daisy Marie Gorrell Clesson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Mrs Lang was Clarinda native

Local relatives have received word of the death of [Daisy] Marie Gorrell [Clesson] Lang, a native of Clarinda, last month [July 26, 1973] in Glendale, Cal. Burial was in Forest Lawn cemetery next to her husband Floyd.

She was born Jan 6, 1896, in Clarinda.

Survivors include a brother Ralph Gorrell of Glendale, a nephew Bob Gorrell of Minneapolis, Minn, and several cousins in this community.


[McCoy, Harold Aley "Shorty"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    September 13, 1973

Harold McCoy died after long illness

Harold A [Aley]  (Shorty) McCoy, 56, died Tuesday evening [September 11, 1973] at University Hospital in Omaha where he had been admitted earlier in the day, following a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan 11, 1917, at Rock Port, Mo, the son of Earl L [oren] and Mollie Townsend McCoy. He was a farmer and well known in the area for his active interest in livestock.

On May 26, 1940, he was married to Wylma Johnston who survives. Mrs McCoy and his sister, Betty Baldwin, operate the Branding Iron Cafe.

Besides his wife of the home he is survived by one daughter, Mrs James (Karen) Straight of Clarinda and one granddaughter, Pallin. Three brothers are A L (Bud) McCoy of Salida, Colo, W F (Joe) McCoy of La Junta, Colo, C P (Pat) McCoy of Hollywood, Cal. Sisters are Pauline Wells of Boise, Idaho; Hazel Ballinger of Denver, Colo and Betty Baldwin of Clarinda. His mother, Mrs Mollie McCoy, lives in Salida, Colo.

Funeral services for Mr McCoy will be at 2 pm, Friday at Walker Funeral Home with Bettie Hull officiating. Dean Hull, Darrell Groff, Estes Hardee, Eugene McAlpin, and Dr E C Winter. Grace Perry will be organist and Bettie Hull soloist. Burial will be at Center Grove Cemetery near Westboro, Mo.

Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.


[Rumbaugh, Harold Kent]

Monday   August 6, 1973

Harold Rumbaugh native Clarindan

Harold [Kent] Rumbaugh, 77, native Clarindan whose father conducted a dry goods store on south side of square, died July 6 [1973] at La Jolla, Cal, according to a letter from his wife to Mrs Don Craig.

He did not respond for breakfast, and Mrs Rumbaugh found him dead in his room. He had not been feeling well, but his illness was not considered serious. Burial was to be at La Jolla.

His   wife   was   the   former Dorothy Parslow, whose father was an attorney here. They have a son, Donald, at La Jolla. Mr Rumbaugh had retired from real estate and loan business. He was a graduate from Clarinda schools in 1917.

[Note:  California Death Records index gives the date of his death as July 5, 1973.]


[Friend, Raleigh]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973         

Word received of Raleigh Friend death

SHAMBAUGH — Raleigh Friend, 72, formerly of Yorktown and Braddyville, died Sept 4 at his home at Topeka, Kan. He was graduated from Clarinda High School in 1920. Surviving him are his wife and three children. Dean Friend of Grandview, Mo, is a brother, and sisters are Mrs Bonnie Lorimor and Mrs Quete Potts of Davenport


[Mcintosh, Roy "Jack"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Mcintosh formerly lived at Blanchard

Roy (Jack) Mcintosh, 51, former oil station operator at Blanchard, died Sunday [August 19, 1973] at the Bethany, Mo, hospital following a serious illness of a week.

He had been in poor health for several years, and had a heart attack while at work in the lumberyard at Bethany. Services were from Christian Church of Ridgeway, Mo, of which he was a member, and burial at Lloyd Cemetery.

Roy was born Jan 15, 1922, son of Emma and Jack Mcintosh, living three miles south of College Springs all his boyhood. He attended Mt Tabor rural school and Elmo high school. After his father's death he and his mother moved to Blanchard.

In March of 1950, he was married to Ila June Bridge of Mt Mariah, Mo. They moved to Newton, Ia and in 1954 moved to south of Ridgeway, Mo, to a farm.

Children are Jerry Wayne and Deborah Kay. His father, mother, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife and two children at home, a sister, Mrs Will (Elizabeth) Slough of Blanchard, Ia, two nephews and two nieces.


[Williams, Charles Wesley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Charles Williams died after illness

COIN — Funeral services for Charles [Wesley] Williams, 83, are being held Friday at 10 am at the United Presbyterian Church in Coin following his extended illness and his death Tuesday at 11:10 pm at his home on West Main Street in Coin.

Several of the family have been here in recent days, and Eldon Ely, his stepson, and wife were expected to fly in from Puyallup, Wash. The Rev Walter Miller of Shenandoah will officiate at the funeral, and burial will be in Snow Hill Cemetery northwest of Coin. Hackett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

His wife, Mattie, survives him. His first wife was the former Gertrude Whitmore.

His children are Vern Williams, Ivan Williams and Mrs Paul (Ruth) Jackson, of Coin; Frank Williams of Klamath Falls, Ore; step-daughters, Mrs Ivan (Ruth) Nelson of Donnellson, and Mrs Paul (Lois) Emery of Olalla, Wash; stepsons, Eldon Ely of Puyallup, Wash, and Lowell Ely of Braddyville, 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Brothers are William Williams, Ashton, Ida, and Herbert Williams of Bellflower, Mo, and four sisters, Mrs Georgia Tate of Montgomery City, Mo; Mrs Stacey (Ida) Copenhaver of Aurora, Mo; Mrs George (Elizabeth) Dunbar, Middletown, Mo, and Mrs Alpha Reynolds of Conway.


[Weaver, William Dale]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    August 6, 1973 

William Weaver died this Monday

William Dale Weaver, 83, of Shambaugh died this Monday morning [August 6, 1973] at Gillespie Rest Home where he had recently made his home.

He was born March 25, 1890, near Shambaugh, the son of John and Lizzie Weaver. He operated a threshing machine and sawmill in this area for many years. He was married to Alta West who died and later married to Cora James who died in 1972.

The only survivors are cousins.

Funeral   services   for   Mr Weaver   will   be   at   2   pm. Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home with burial in the Butler    Cemetery.     


[Meredith, Mary Emily Roberts]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    March 1, 1973

Mrs Meredith service

GRAVITY, Feb 27 - Funeral services for Mrs Mary [Emily Roberts] Meredith were at the funeral home in Bedford Saturday afternoon [February 24th], with burial at Washington Cemetery in Gravity. She died at Colonial Manor in Corning [February 21, 1973].