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[Martin, Marjorie Mitchell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 8, 1974

Services held for Marjorie Martin

Funeral services were held at 10 am Saturday for Marjorie M Martin, 65 of Tarkio, Mo, who died July 3 [1974] at her home in Tarkio.

The   Rev    John    Wineman officiated at the services at Davis Funeral Home in Tarkio, assisted by the Rev Lloyd Dalby. Burial was in Tarkio Home Cemetery.

Mrs Martin was born Aug 27, 1908, in College Springs, the daughter of Ira M [elvin] and Cora Shoemaker Mitchell. She attended the College Springs public schools.

On May 25, 1930, she was married to Richard K [enneth] Martin, who preceded her in death. The Martins moved to Tarkio in 1949, after living in Shenandoah 10 years. Mrs Martin was a retired schoolteacher.

Survivors include one son, J David Martin of Wichita Falls, Tex; three brothers, Harold Mitchell of College Springs, Robert Mitchell of Boulder City, Nev, and William Mitchell of Omaha; three sisters, Mrs Alice Boyd of North Fort Meyer, Fla, Mrs Jean Henderson of Tingley and Mrs Mary Farquhar of College Springs.

[Johnson, Anna Anderson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     July 8, 1974

Mrs Johnson died at Clarion

Mr and Mrs J Will Anderson returned Wednesday from attending the funeral services for Mrs Axel S [igfrid] Johnson [Anna Anderson], a sister of Mr Anderson, who died at Clarion.

The memorial service was held July 2 at First Lutheran Church at Clarion, with committal service in the Lake Fremont cemetery at Dunnell, Minn. The Clarinda couple visited with members of the family in Minnesota before returning home.

The Johnsons were residents of Clarinda from 1915 to 1940 while Mr Johnson was partner with Don Waterman in the Waterman and Johnson Shoe Store on Clarinda's west side.

Mr Johnson survives his wife. Both were residents of a nursing home at Clarion and now Mr Johnson will be with a son, Donald, at Clarion. Two brothers are Walter Anderson of Dunnell, Minn, and August Anderson of Sherburn, Minn, and sister, Miss Hilda Anderson of Dunnell.

[Wintermute, Bertha Veale Shapley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1974

Mrs Wintermute was 100 years old

Mrs Bertha Wintermute, who had lived all but four of her 100 years in Taylor County, died July 1 [1974] at Bedford, closing an active life in the farming community activities.

She was formerly Bertha V [eale] Shapley, daughter of James and Bertha Veal Shapley, coming from Chicago, Ill, to Taylor County with her parents at age of four. She had been honored last Dec 9, when she reached her 100th birthday.

She had been married to Jesse H [ampton] Wintermute on March 17, 1897 and they had six children. Her husband died in 1953 and the children surviving them are Earl of Pomona, Calif, Charles and Hampton of Bedford, Mrs Tom (Eula) Masters of Mapleton, Mrs Dale (Angelyn) Vanderbur of Colorado Springs, Colo, and Mrs Lowell (Gertrude) Livingston of Ft Myers, Fla. She had 20 grandchildren and 71 great -grandchildren. A niece, Mrs Achsah Hall Noonburg had lived with the family during her youth.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Triangle Club and an enthusiastic member of various other organizations.

[Billups, Wilda Hadley "Had"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 8, 1974

CS resident W H Billups

W [ilda] H [adley] (Had) Billups, 80, of College Springs, died Wednesday night [July 3, 1974] at Municipal Hospital shortly after he was admitted.

Mr Billups was born Oct 16, 1893, at Memphis, Mo, the son of Willby [Willoughby] and Ida Mae McMahan Billups. As a small boy he moved with his family to the Westboro and Tarkio areas.

On February 19, 1919, he was united in marriage to Margaret [Catherine] Nocton who survives. They farmed in the Blanchard area and moved to College Springs, where they have lived for a number of years. Mr Billups was known throughout the area as a farmer and trader of horses and cattle.

Funeral services for Mr Billups were held Saturday at Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Clarence Landis officiating. Burial was in the Center Grove cemetery near Westboro, Mo. Soloist was Joe McKinley and Ruth Anderson organist. Casket bearers were Dave Anderson, Bill Whipp, Charles Whipp, Allen Reed, Merl Webber and Ross Macrander. Mrs Bill Whipp and Mrs Charles Whipp were in charge of flowers.

Besides his wife of the home, Mr Billups is survived by two sisters; Mrs Icile [Velma] Schneberger of Washington, Kan, and Mrs Ida Enyart of Ottawa, Kan.

[Rector, Chloe Huddle]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday      July 8, 1974

Monday services for Chloe Rector

Mrs Floyd (Chloe) Rector, 77, of Clarinda died early Friday morning [July 5, 1974] at West Heights Manor, where she had been a patient for a month.

Funeral services were held this Monday morning at Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Marvin Engbrecht officiating. Doris Damewood was organist and Mr and Mrs Horace Stone singers. Casket bearers were grandsons Gary, Randy and Kim Pullen and Edward, Allen and Mike Rector. Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.

She was born May 17, 1897, at Clearmont, Mo, the daughter of Noah and Mary Ann Good Huddle. On November 3,1915, she was married to Floyd [Calvin] Rector who survives.

Besides her husband, who is a resident at West Heights Manor, she is survived by four children. Kenneth [Cecil] Rector of Clarinda, Evelyn [Maxine] Babcock of Modesto, Calif, Mrs Lowell (Gloria) [Ann] Pullen of Clarinda, and Eugene Rector of Denver, Colo. There are 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Orison Huddle of Miami Beach, Fla is a brother and two sisters are Mrs Lydia Hamm of Clarinda and Mrs Eva Anderson of Mesa, Ariz.

[Query, Frank Leroy]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     June 27, 1974


Frank [Leroy] Query, son of Levi and Sarah M [ary Bane] Query, was born at his parents' farm in Montgomery County Iowa, Feb 27,1892 and passed from this life at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebr, June 24, 1974. On March 11, 1917, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Freeland of Villisca. To this union a daughter, Norma Jean, was born. He leaves to mourn his going, his wife, Margaret, daughter, Mrs Francis (Norma) Frey, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren and also Tom Freeland and Marcia Freeland Crump, who grew up in the home. He was a ruling elder in the Bedford Presbyterian Church for many years while living on his farm near there. He was a Past Master, Past High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons, Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star and also a member of the White Shrine. The funeral was held Wednesday June 26, 1974 at two pm from the Wolfe Funeral Home, Rev Eldon Haworth officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the Villisca Masonic Lodge. Interment was held at the Villisca cemetery.

[Pinckley, Mabel Wise]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    November 18, 1974

Wednesday services for Mabel Pinkley

Mrs Mabel Pinkley [Pinckley], 84, of 411 West Clark St, died Saturday [November 16, 1974] at the Municipal Hospital, and services are to be Wednesday. Her committal will be at Clarinda Cemetery at 1:30 pm, followed by a memorial service at Clarinda Memorial Chapel at 2 pm.

Mrs Pinkley came to Clarinda from Washington, Kan, where the family had made their home. She was born at Shenandoah Dec 30, 1889, the daughter of Mr and Mrs James Wise. She was married to Guy [Garl] Pinkley [Pinckley] on Jan 8, 1908, at Washington, her husband dying in 1942.

She has had her home at 411 West Clark. Her employment has been at the Penney, Schoenberg and Connors stores in Clarinda.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs Orie (Neva) Steeve, a granddaughter and a brother, Roy Wise of Wichita, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and a sister.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit the funeral home at any time prior to the services, and the family will be at the home Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm to receive visitors. The Rev Gary Arp of the Immanuel Lutheran Church will officiate at the services.

[McCullough, Lela Leona Hensleigh]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    November 18, 1974

Lela McCullough former CS resident

Mrs Lela Leone Hensleigh McCullough, 90, formerly of College Springs, died Saturday [November 16, 1974] in Springfield, Mo. Memorial services are to be held Tuesday in the United Presbyterian Church at College Springs.

Mrs McCullough was born in Blanchard, Feb 18,1894, to Elmer and [Martha] Jane Edgar Hensleigh. Her education was in the Blanchard schools, Amity and Tarkio colleges. She taught school in Page County before her marriage in 1917 to George William McCullough.

Five daughters are Mrs Evelyn Gregory of Fresno, Calif, Mrs Juanita Farrer of West Middletown, Pa, Mrs Kathleen Rasmussen of Parkville, Mo, Mrs Joann Pfenninger of Springfield, Mo. and Mrs Carol Brown of Great Bend, Kans.

Her husband preceded her in death in April of 1959. Mrs Lucille Smith of Medina, N Y, is a sister, and two brothers are A [lbert] D Hensleigh of Iowa City and Theodore Hensleigh of Kinsley, Cans. She has 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She has been a member of the United Presbyterian Church in College Springs.

[Griggs, Merrill R.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     November 18, 1974

Services Tuesday for Merrill Griggs

Merrill R Griggs, 69, of 702 East Stuart died Thursday [November 14, 1974] at Clarinda Municipal Hospital.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm at the Clarinda Memorial Chapel, with the Rev John Clark officiating. Mrs Norma Kramer is organist, and Jack Bridie, soloist. Pallbearers are Gerald Baker, Vernon Baker, Albert Brown, Aaron Reed, Ebert Washington and Horace Weldon.

The son of Joseph and Anna (Speights) Griggs, he was born Dec 21, 1904, at Salem, Mo. He came to Clarinda with his parents at the age of 8 years. He worked for Barrens Coal and Metal Co in Clarinda and Shenandoah. In 1963 he started working for Lisle Corp and retired in 1971. After he retired, he did rug weaving at home. He has been in ill health for about 6 months.

He is survived by his wife, Creola [Baker]; one son, Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Lee Griggs, stationed in Bamberg, Germany; one daughter, Mrs Emmett Marilyn Winston of Des Moines; two brothers, Glenn of Des Moines; and Eugene of Clarinda; one sister, Mrs Jake L Mildred Nelson of Burlington; and four grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, three sisters, three brothers, and one son.

Memorials are being established to Clarinda Municipal Hospital and Page County Cancer Society.

The family will be at the Clarinda Memorial Chapel from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm this Monday to greet friends and relatives.

[Schooling, Roscoe Frank]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    November 7, 1974

Services held for Roscoe Schooling

Services for Roscoe Frank Schooling, 63, were held Nov 5 at Bedford, following his death Nov 3 at Haven Care Center in Creston. Burial was in Fairview cemetery at Bedford.

Born at Brooks, he had been a lifetime resident in Adams and Taylor Counties, being graduated from Corning schools. He was married to Leila Irene Wirth at Maryville on Aug 12, 1942, the couple farming in the Taylor County area. He was in the 355th Army Air Force, and member of American Legion Moore Rutledge Post 578.

Surviving him are his wife, five children, Mrs Joyce Ann Neiman, Lois Irene, Mrs Margaret Belle Wagner, Dorothy Elaine and Roscoe Junior. His twin brother is Ralph Schooling.

[Rock, Violet Groff]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    November 18, 1974

Violet Rock died this Monday

Mrs Wayne (Violet M) Rock, 69, of Clarinda died early this Monday morning [November 18, 1974] at Municipal Hospital after several months, illness.

Funeral services for Mrs Rock will be at 2 pm Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home with burial in the Clarinda Cemetery.

She was born June 12, 1905, in Adams County, the daughter of Joseph and Lena Spring Groff. She was married to Wayne Rock on Feb 9, 1927.

Mrs Rock is survived by her husband, Wayne, of the home and two children, Bill Rock, of Braddyville and Mrs Cody (Lola Jean) Golden of Phoenix, Ariz. There are two grandchildren. Cliff Groff of Nodaway is a brother.

Mrs Rock was preceded in death by one grandchild, a sister, Grace Hendrickson, and a brother, John Groff.

[Reynard, Fay Eugene]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    August 19, 1974

Services held for Bedford man

Service for Fay Eugene Reynard, 83, of Bedford was held Sunday [August 18, 1974] at Shum - Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford following his death two days earlier [August 16, 1974] at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Burial was in the Clearfield cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Madge, two daughters, Mrs Dee (Hilda Mae) Liston of Gravity and Mrs Byron (Donna) Hamilton of Mitchellville, and a son, Lloyd Reynard of Creston.   

[Schlack, Mary Evangeline Hixson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     March 18, 1974

Mrs Mary Schlack was school teacher

Mrs Mary Evangeline Hixson Schlack died Friday morning [March 15, 1974] at a hospital in Florida, being taken from her home at Charlotte Harbor, Fla, after a few days care at the hospital.

Her mother Mrs Clara E (Betty] Hamilton lived in Clarinda. Mrs Schlack was born Aug 29, 1911 in Sharon Springs, Kan. Her husband Art Schlack, died a few years ago. Their son, Robert, daughter, Judith Pike, and two grandchildren are of Lansing, Mich. She leaves a niece and four nephews. Kenneth Hixson is a brother who lived near her home.

The body is being taken to Lansing where services are to be held Tuesday at 1 pm.

Mrs Schlack lived all her married life in Lansing. She had taught in Germany for two years in a school for military personnel. She taught in Lansing for 25 years.

[Gillihan, Jennie Irene]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     August 22, 1974

Coin resident Irene Gillihan

Miss [Jennie] Irene Gillihan, 75, of Coin died Wednesday morning [August 21, 1974] at West Heights Manor where she had been for the past three years.

She was born in Page County on Aug 1, 1899, the daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth [McNerney] Gillihan. Miss Gillihan had been a teacher in northwest Iowa until returning to Coin. She had been employed with Harold's store and the post office until her retirement because of health. She was active as a member of the Coin Presbyterian Church. She assisted with the Coin news, but during recent years had been confined much of the time to her home and in hospitals.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Friday at the Coin Presbyterian Church with the Rev W D Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery at Coin. William Mannasmith will be soloist and Mrs Milton Dowell, organist.

Miss Gillihan is survived by a sister, Mrs Ruth Glasmear of Denver, Colo, two nephews and a niece.

Arrangements are in charge of Walker Funeral Home.

[Nelson, Elizabeth Ruth Neely Eshelman]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     August 22, 1974

Saturday services for Ruth Nelson

Mrs Albert [Elizabeth] (Ruth) Nelson, 71, of Clarinda died early this Thursday morning [August 22, 1974] at Municipal Hospital where she had been admitted a few minutes earlier.

She was born July 27, 1903, at Parsons, Ks, the daughter of [James] Otis and Margaret [Florence] Gaddis Neely.

Mrs Nelson is survived by her husband Albert of the home at 319 E Clark and two children, Robert Eshelman of Red Oak and Mrs Hal (Phyllis) Simonton of Atlantic. There are six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Gordon Neely of Somerset, Calif, is a brother and sisters are: Mrs Elwyn (Mildred) Danielson of Shenandoah and Mrs Robert (Juanita) Hollins of Moville.

Funeral services for Mrs Nelson will be at 2 pm, Saturday, at Walker Funeral Home with the Rev John Clark officiating. Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.

[Meyers, Anna Harms]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday      April 18, 1974

Clarinda burial for Mrs Meyers

Funeral services for Mrs Fred (Anna) Meyers, 76, of Clarinda, will be held at 2 pm Saturday [April 20, 1974] at St John Lutheran Church, with Rev Carl Lueker officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Dr E C Winter, Bill Mannasmith, Raymond Smith, Virgil Sunderman, LaVern Harms and Forest Spencer. At the register books will be Mrs Phillip Madden and Mrs Chester Olenius. The ushers will be Leroy Foster and Don Irwin. Music will be furnished by Larry Mannasmith.

Mrs Meyers died early Wednesday morning [April 17, 1974] at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She entered the hospital last Saturday night. Her illness had extended over the past few months.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm Friday at the Lavelle Funeral Home. A prayer service will be conducted at 8 pm by Rev Herbert Stahnke at the funeral home.

She was born April 27, 1897, in Cass County, the daughter of William and Charlotte Bade Harms. She was baptized in Cass County and confirmed at the Lutheran Church, Yorktown. She was married to Fred H Meyers on February 9, 1916. They made their home on a farm near Coin for   a   number   of   years.   Mr Meyers died in 1952. She moved to Clarinda and has lived here since. The home was at 308 North 12th St.

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

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Erwin (Fern) Blume and one son, Lloyd Meyers, both of Clarinda, two granddaughters and one great -grandson, one sister, Mrs Arthur Sunderman, and one brother Louis Harms both of Clarinda.

[Long, Lois Marie Linebaugh]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday      November 7, 1974

Former area resident died

UNION GROVE — Mrs Earl [Smith] Long, the former Lois [Marie] Linebaugh of Clearmont, died Sunday [November 3, 1974] in a Jefferson City, Mo, hospital.

Survivors include her husband, seven children, including: Mrs Victor (Delores) Sloan Sr of Clearmont; two brothers, Joe Linebaugh and Raymond Linebaugh, of the Pickering and Hopkins areas; four sisters, Mrs Dick Greeley of Elmo, Mrs Lee Woodruff of Shambaugh, Mrs Dale Fitzsimmons of Jefferson City, Mo, and Mrs Jennie Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.

The funeral was conducted Wednesday at Jefferson City.

[Parsons, Mae Marie Orme Scott]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     April 18, 1974

Mrs Parsons was Page County native

Mrs Lewis (Mae) [Marie] Parsons, 67, died at 7:45 am this Thursday [April 18, 1974] at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital following an illness, which caused her to be bedfast at the Hepburn home for much of the past 10 months.

Services are to be Saturday [April 20, 1974], the Rev Lester Greenwood officiating at 1:30 pm at Walker Funeral Home, and burial in Clarinda cemetery. Casket bearers are to be Lee and Darrell Fulton, Ronnie Orme, David and Ernie Miller and Ricky Orme.

Mrs Parsons is a native of Page County, born Jan 20, 1907, the daughter of [William] Delford and Hettie [Jane] Van Alstine Orme, the mother surviving her. She was baptized in early childhood at North Grove Church.

She has been a licensed practical nurse at the Mental Health Institute for many years. She was married to Lewis Parsons on Sept 13, 1966, previously married to Melvin [Howard] Scott.

Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Melvin Scott of Pittsburg, Cal, and Darwin Scott of Antioch, Cal, six grandsons, two granddaughters and a great granddaughter.

Her brothers are Marvin Orme of Guss community, Delford Orme of Northboro, Charles Orme of Hepburn and two sisters, Mrs Ron (Phyllis) Miller of Hepburn and Mrs Hal (Arlene) Fulton of Nodaway. Her sister, Mrs Velma [Alta] Lofgren, died April 6.

[Ridnour, Kenneth A.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     November 7, 1974

Kenneth Ridnour died Tuesday

Kenneth A Ridnour, 57, who formerly farmed near Clarinda and Shenandoah, died Tuesday [November 5, 1974] at his residence in Essex following an illness of cancer. Services are being held Friday in Shenandoah with military graveside rites at the Essex cemetery by Legion Post 333. He was a veteran of WW II, a prisoner of war in Germany for 27 months. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, and son, Kevin D Ridnour.

[Norris, Bertha Irene Gorrell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     April 18, 1974

Bertha Norris died at hospital

Mrs Bertha Irene Norris, 76, died Monday night [April 15, 1974] at Municipal Hospital where she had been since April 5, admitted to the hospital following a heart attack at her home at 122 South 11th.

Mrs Norris was born April 30, 1897, at Clarinda, the daughter of Everett Nelson and Goldie Wallace Gorrell. She was married to George Edward Norris who died in 1942.

Mrs Norris worked at Parris-Dunn Co and later at Mental Health Institute. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs Ethel Lawson and Mrs Archie (Maxine) Higgins of Clarinda and Mrs Robert (Hazel) Cowan of Glenwood. There are eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Paul Gorrell of Clarinda is a brother and Ethel Gorrell of Clarinda is a sister.

Funeral services for Mrs Norris were held this Thursday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating. Mrs Stan Archer was soloist and Mrs Ronald Perry organist. Casket bearers were: Laurence Higgins, Ralph Barrows, Gerald Grove, Gene Norris, Bill Ross, and Bob Lawson. Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.