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[McAlpin, Eugene Austin]

Clarinda Herald Journal

 June 1976

Eugene Austin McAlpin, son of Willie Eugene and Effie Hancher McAlpin, was born February 23, 1911, on a farm north of New Market, Taylor County, Iowa, and passed away at the   Clarinda   Municipal Hospital, June 5th, 1976, at the age of 65 years 3 months and 13 days.

On October 23, 1929, he was united in marriage to Maxine Plowman, and they are the parents of one daughter, Dorla Gene (Mrs. Ivan Johnson) of Des Moines, Iowa.

His entire life was spent in Taylor County, with farming his main occupation, until five years ago he was forced to give up active            labor, due to cancer, and in 1971 they moved to Clarinda, Iowa where they have since resided. But, he faced the ensuing     years with a fortitude that amazed his family and friends.

Eugene   was   a   devoted   father   and husband; a good neighbor who was ready and   willing   to   help   when   and   where needed.  His Church   affiliations were with the United Methodist Church of New Market. He was a member of Plumb Lodge # 285 A. F. & A. M. Highland Chapter #523 Order of Eastern Star, both of Siam; and B.P.O.E. of Maryville, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grand child; two half sisters, Glocile (Mrs. Harvey Anderson) and Nettie (Mrs. Worthy Werts) two half brothers. Earl and Russell McAlpin.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine, and  daughter Dorla & her husband Ivan; two grandsons, Paul and Craig Johnson of Des     Moines, Iowa. Two sisters, Susanna (Mrs. Floyd Dougherty) of Chula, Missouri; and        Norma Jean  (Mrs. Marshall Brabson) of Deming, New Mexico; one half brother, Dennis   McAlpin   and   two half sisters, Ruby (Mrs. Albert Holland) and Mrs. Agatha Slaight all of New Market, Iowa.  Many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a wide circle of friends.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

[Bauman, Wallace S.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Wallace Bauman died after illness

Wallace S Bauman, 67, of Council Bluffs died Saturday at an Omaha hospital following an extended illness.

Born in Indiana [January 19, 1906], he resided in Council Bluffs from 1950 to 1955. He and his wife, LaVeryl, moved to Clarinda where they managed the Youngs Rest Home there until 1967 when they returned to Council Bluffs and owned and operated the former Franklin Manor there.

Mr Bauman had served for 10 years as treasurer for the Iowa Nursing Home Association. Previous to his rest home operations he was a bridge man for the Chicago, Northwestern Railroad. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include his wife, LaVeryl, a son, Dean of Council Bluffs; two daughters, Mrs Irene Westberg, of Duluth, Minn, and Mrs Maxine Janes of Galesburg, Ill. Three foster children are Paul Childers of Kankakee. Ill; David Childers, of Sedalia, Mo, and Mrs Carol Turner of Omaha, Neb. He had 13 grandchildren, a brother, John Bauman of Jefferson, and two sisters, Mrs Edith Conroy and Mrs Helen Bowles of Jefferson, Iowa.

Funeral services being held Tuesday at the Meyer Chapel, Rev James W Reeves, Iowa State Overseer for the Church of God of Prophecy of Des Moines, officiating, assisted by Rev Robert W Brown, pastor of the local Church of God of Prophecy.

Interment was to be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

[Note:  Source of birth date: Social Security Death Index]


[Norris, Orlis Earl "Jew"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Orlis Norris, 70, died this Tuesday

Services for Orlis [Earl] Norris, 70, of Clarinda will be Friday at 10:30 am at Lavelle Funeral Home with Rev Carl Cummings of Bedford officiating, following his death this Tuesday morning at the municipal hospital after being admitted Monday night.

Burial will be in Old Memory cemetery.

Born Nov 24,1902, at St Joseph, Mo, the son of Ulysses [Grant] and Kathryn [Ann] (Thompson) Norris, he moved to the Clarinda area at age 16 with his parents. He was married to Georgia Kohler [McGaugh] Feb 22, 1931, at Burlington Jct, Mo.

He barbered in Braddyville, New Market and Clarinda before retiring three years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife of the home at 613 South 13th, two step-daughters, Mrs Darrell  (Joye) Welch and Mrs Kenneth  (Ruth) Walker of Clarinda; 11 step-grandchildren and 14 step - great grandchildren; three   brothers, Orville of Independence, Mo, Jesse of Braddyville   and Thomas of Siam.      

[Cavender, Leroy Woodrow "Roy"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Roy Cavender died in Nebraska

MASON  TOWNSHIP—[Le] Roy  W [oodrow] Cavender a former resident of this area, died at a nursing home in Plattsmouth, Neb, May 6 [1973]. Funeral services were Thursday, May 10, at the Caldwell Funeral home in Plattsmouth.

His son Ray died several years ago. Besides his wife Anna of the home, a granddaughter and two great grandsons, all of California and several nieces and nephews, survive.

Elvin Wells and Mr and Mrs Ivan Wells of Bedford and Mrs Ethel Cavender of New Market attended the services.

[Talley, Kathryn Alma McMillan]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Former resident died

A former Clarinda resident, Mrs C Horton (Kathryn [Alma] McMillan) Talley, died Wednesday in Carbondale, Ill., local friends have been notified. Survivors include her husband, two brothers, Ivan and Hue McMillan, a sister, Mrs Al Burton and a daughter.

[Mahan, Marion Alvin]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Marion Mahan died at Bedford

Marion A [lvin] Mahan, 82, died at his home in Bedford Saturday [September 1, 1973] after an illness of 2 1/2 years.

Funeral services were conducted by Evangelist Gil Peters of Maryville, Mo, at the Shum -Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford Tuesday.

Survivors include his wife Gertrude, two daughters, Mrs James (Velma) Elwood of Wichita, Kan, and Mrs Walter (Jewell) Warner of Clarinda; five grandchildren; six brothers and sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Burial was in   the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.

[Note:  Source of death date:  Obituary, Bedford Times-Press, September 13, 1973, p. 7]

 [Long, Lala Nicholas]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Friday services for Mrs Lala Long

Mrs Lala L Long, 84, of Braddyville died Tuesday noon at the Clarinda Rest Home where she had resided for the past three years.

Services for Mrs Long will be at 1:30 pm Friday at Walker Funeral Home with Carl Cummings in charge. Maynard Burch will be soloist and Joyce Burch organist. Casket bearers will be Ronnie Davison, Max Davison, Arlo Sunderman, Bobby Wilson, Truman McCurdy and Bob McClure. Burial will be in the Braddyville cemetery.

Mrs Long was born Aug 12, 1889, near Braddyville, the daughter of John and Alice Mann Nicholas. She was married to Walter E Long who preceded her in death. She had worked in the lunchroom of the Braddyville School before her retirement.

Mrs Long is survived by one son, Max Long of Clarinda, and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son, Ivan, and one grandchild preceded her in death.

[Pfander, Charles]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Charles Pfander, 82, Page County native

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday at the United Methodist Church in Burlington Junction, Mo, for Charles Pfander, 82, a former Clarinda resident.

He died Tuesday [September 25, 1973] at St Francis Hospital in Maryville after a long illness and the body is at the Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel in Burlington Junction. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mr Pfander was born July 29, 1891, in Page County and was a graduate of Clarinda High School. He lived here until 1933, then farmed near Burlington Junction, and moved into that town last April. He was married in 1914 in Clarinda to Marie [Belle] Collier, who survives.

Other survivors are a son, Charles C of Springfield, Mo; two daughters, Mrs John (Ruth E) Anderson of Council Bluffs, and Mrs Warren (Frances) Davidson of Downers Grove, Ill.; a sister, Mrs Lena Meyers of Leon, 10 grandchildren and two great -grandchildren.

Mr Pfander was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

[Note: His World War I Draft Registration Card gives his birth date as July 29, 1892.]


[McKinnon, Lee]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Lee McKinnon died after long illness

Lee McKinnon, 46, formerly of Clarinda, died Monday at Phoenix, Ariz, following a long illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Phoenix with graveside military services this Thursday afternoon at the Clarinda cemetery with Rev Lewis Hunter officiating. Casket bearers were Bob Wills, Eddie James, Lynn McKinnon and Marvin Clark. Walker Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

He is survived by six children, Michelle, Candace, Jeffery, Shawn, Todd and Robin, all of Phoenix. Brothers and sisters are Max McKinnon of Burlington Jct, Mo, Bob McKinnon of Clarinda, Mrs Bob (Marilyn) Wills of Clarinda, Mrs Marvin (Leona) Clark of Council Bluffs, Mrs Eddie (Diana) James of Clarinda, Lynn McKinnon of Clarinda and Marvin McKinnon of Shenandoah.

He was born Nov 17, 1926 at   Clarinda, the son of Donald and   Leah Duncan McKinnon. He was   a veteran of World War II. Mr   McKinnon had lived in this area before going to Phoenix.

[Flesner, Opal Marie Eaton]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Mrs Flesner former Clarinda resident

Funeral services for a former Clarindan, Opal Marie Flesner, 67, were held in Tracy, Minn, last month.

Born July 4, 1906, in a covered wagon near Shawnee, Okla, she traveled to St Joseph, Mo, where she was adopted by Rev William and Mary Elizabeth Eaton. The family moved to Clarinda where Mrs Flesner grew up, married and had three children. She and her husband then lived in Tarkio, Mo, Pueblo, Colo, and finally in San Luis Obispo, Cal.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbert, a son, William R Parker   of Pueblo, daughters Mildred L   Bowen of Des Moines, and   Elizabeth White of Salem, Ore, a   step-daughter, Geraldine Moore   of Denver, Colo, a stepson, Gerald Flesner of Kansas City, Mo, 12 grandchildren and 14   great - grandchildren.

[Long, Hattie Hazelton]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Jan 1973

Mrs Hattie Long born in county

Graveside services for the remains of Mrs Hattie Long will be held at 10 am Tuesday at Clarinda Cemetery with Rev Cecil Latta officiating, and Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs Long has lived in the West   since 1947, her son, Ivan, living in   Portland, Ore. She died Jan 22 [1973] in   the Vancouver (Wash) Memorial   Hospital.

 Mrs Long was born Nov 16, 1876, in Page County, the daughter of Sefra and Rachel Hazelton. Her husband, Bill, was employed in Clarinda with the Iowa Light & Power, and died in 1928. The family residence was at 201 South 17th St.

Mr and Mrs Ivan Long have come for the services, guests in the Merrill Cagley home. They will visit in Nebraska en route home.

[Briggs, Lucile Marie Heuer]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 21, 1973

Mrs Briggs lived In Taylor County

Mrs David (Lucile Marie) Briggs, 68, of rural Gravity died Friday morning [May 18, 1973] at Clarinda Municipal Hospital where she had been since Wednesday.

She was born May 10, 1905, at Frazee, Minn, the daughter of John and Fredericks Sultman Heuer. On Feb 25, 1925, she was married to David Briggs. She spent most of her adult life in Taylor County.

Funeral services for Mrs Briggs were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Loren Daly of the New Market Church of Christ officiating. Mrs Joan Archer was soloist and Mrs Grace Perry organist. Honorary bearers were Forest Lawger, Willard Marsh, Orie Huntsman, Fred Straugh, Dean Johnson and Ray Stamps. Casket bearers were Bob Briggs, Clarion Lee Heuer, Fred Heuer, Robert Straugh, Neal Morehouse, and Leonard Huntsman. Burial was in the Guss Cemetery.

Mrs Briggs is survived by her husband and two sons, Edwin Briggs of New Market and Virgil Briggs of Clarinda. There are four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

[Joels, Charles]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Joels operated Clarinda store

Charles Joels, 81, who was a Clarinda storeowner for nearly 20 years, died Tuesday at a hospital in Tulsa, Okla, and the funeral was being held this Thursday. He had been in ill health with a heart condition for the last year.

The   Joels   family   came   to   Clarinda in 1932 and the store on   south side of the square carried   the Joels name. Beside Charley's   active work with Chamber of   Commerce   and   business    interests, he was member of the      school   board   and   served   as      Clarinda postmaster.

 Mr Joels remained in Clarinda   for a short time after selling the   store and returned to Oklahoma. Mrs Joels and three children, Robert and Mary Lou (German) of Tulsa and Irving of Louisville, Ky, survive him.

 Mr and Mrs Maurice Schlachter received the word locally.

[Vaughn, Everett Clell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973

Vaughn was phone company manager

Funeral services for Everett C [lell] Vaughn, 86, of College Springs will be held Wednesday morning at the United Presbyterian Church in College Springs, with Rev W D Martin officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at College Springs.

He died Sunday night at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda after being hospitalized since July 9. His illness had been over the past three months.

He was born Aug 6, 1886, at Green Castle, Mo, where he was reared. He was married to Alta Mills Feb 12, 1908, at St Louis, Mo. They moved to Coin in 1910, where they lived for a few years until moving to College Springs where they have resided since. He managed the telephone company in College Springs until his retirement in 1959.

He is survived by his wife, Alta, two daughters, Mrs Vera Grissom of Stockton, Cal, and Mrs Nell Waters of Toledo, O, two sons, Lester of Santa Clara, Cal, and Everett of San Antonio, Tex. Two sisters are Miss Mabel Vaughn of Hemet, Cal, and Mrs Clio Darr of Green City, Mo, and a brother Frank Vaughn in Des Moines. There are eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Lavelle Funeral Home is in   charge of arrangements.

[Sunderman, Berthold John Henry "Bert"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Bert Sunderman went west in '37

Bertholdt [Berthold] John Henry Sunderman, 69, died Friday morning [August 10, 1973] following a coronary early Thursday.

Bert made his home in Los Angeles, Cal, since 1937 when he went to visit his sister Clara Hunter, who preceded him in death in 1952. Another sister, Elvera Fastenau, also preceded him in death.

He was born March 12, 1904, in Page County, the son of Henry J and Sedalia Goecker Sunderman. He was confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church and attended Immanuel School.

He is survived by a daughter, Pearl, his step-mother, Frieda Sunderman, of Clarinda, two brothers, Harlie Sunderman of Villisca and Rollyn of Clarinda, two sisters of Corning, Mrs Crystal Firkins and Ruby Sunderman. He had several nieces and nephews.

Rollyn flew out Thursday evening to be with him arriving shortly before his death.

Funeral services were to be   held Monday morning in Los   Angeles, Cal. Burial was to be in   the same cemetery as his sister, Clara.

[Miller, Gertrude Finley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Services held for Mrs Miller

Services for Mrs Gertrude Miller, 82, of Clarinda were held Sunday afternoon at the Lavelle Funeral Home with Rev Wayne Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Casket bearers were George Gerberding, Angus McIntosh, Lawson and Dale Miller, Cecil Smith and Dick Duran. The organist was Mrs Helen Hoskinson.

Mrs Miller died Thursday at her home at 122 West State.

She was born Oct 1, 1891, at Clarinda, the daughter of E [lmer] H and Minnie Keller Finley. She attended rural schools and was married to W [illiam] K Miller on March 6, 1918, at her parents' home. Mr Miller was employed at the post office for over 50 years. He died May 28, 1962. She continued making her home on State Street.

She had been a member of the United Presbyterian Church since 1905 and a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one sister in infancy.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Mary J Oats of Taylorville, Ill., two grandsons and two great - grandchildren.

[Koehler, Maud Squire]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Clarinda burial for Mrs Koehler

Funeral services for Mrs Oscar (Maud) Koehler were held this Monday morning at St Clare Catholic Church with Father Nelo A Leto officiating.

Mrs Koehler died Wednesday night at Tarkio, Mo. She was born Jan 22, 1898, at Albia, the daughter of Marathon H and Nancy McCann Squire. She was married to Oscar Koehler who died Oct 15, 1972.

She is survived by three daughters: Mrs Frank (Mary) Gay of Omaha, Mrs Junior (Izetta) Castillo, Elmo, Mo and Mrs Patrick (Nancy) Laughlin, Redlands, Cal. She was preceded in death by two daughters: Bertha Christine who died in infancy and Mrs Jim (Doris) Sheridan who died April 9, 1973.

The rosary service was held    Sunday at Walker Funeral Home.    Burial was in the Clarinda    Cemetery.

[McCullough, Grace]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Miss McCullough died at rest home

Services for Miss Grace McCullough, 93, of College Springs, were held this Monday afternoon at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev Wayne Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery at College Springs.

Music was provided by Joe McKinley and Joe Farquhar accompanied by Mrs Clarence Whigham. Casket bearers were Paul, Perry, and Lisle Farquhar, Ira McKinley, Ernest and Don Borthwick. Miss McCullough died early Saturday morning at the Clarinda Rest Home.

She was born March 7, 1880 [1881], at Braddyville, the daughter of John and Anna White McCullough. She attended country schools and Amity College at College Springs. She stayed in the home of her parents caring for them until their deaths. The last few years she has resided in rest homes in Clarinda.

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

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs Mary Nesbitt of Rapid City, S D, Mrs Harriett Gordon of Riverside, Cal, and Mrs Lottie Anderson of York, Pa.

[Note:   Her gravestone and the Social Security Death Index both give her birth date as March 7, 1881.]

[Bicknese, John "Jack"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Relatives hear word of death

SHAMBAUGH—The Jake Stimsons received a call Monday on the death of Mrs Stimson's father, Jack [John] Bicknese of Wheatland, Ia. Mr and Mrs Stimson, Jon and David, joined by Mrs Carolyn D'Arcy who flew here from Mt Baldy, Cal, attended the services Wednesday at Wheatland. Carolyn and Jon sang at the funeral. Mrs Stimson and David remained for a few days with her mother, while Carolyn returned with Mr Stimson and Jon to visit here.

[Thompson, Vern Russell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973

Vern R Thompson died unexpectedly

Vern R  [ussell] Thompson, 62, succumbed unexpectedly this Thursday morning to a heart condition, which has plagued him for several years. He had been in the hospital at Shenandoah until going to his home east of Braddyville.

Services are pending, probably to be Saturday at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.

Clarinda was the early home for the Thompson family, and Vern was married to Perry [Lee] Price on Aug 1, 1932. They have made their home on the farm for 26 years. They have two sons, Dr Russell [Vern] Thompson at Columbia, Mo, and Terry [Lee] Thompson of Clarinda, and five grandchildren. Earl Thompson of Clarinda is his surviving brother.

Vern was member of the First Christian Church of Clarinda and of the Masonic Lodge.