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[Murphy, Madge Draper]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 12, 1973

Services for Mrs. Madge Murphy

COIN, MAR 7 -- Mrs. Madge [Draper] Murphy died at the West Heights Manor Nursing Home in Clarinda Mar 6. Funeral services were held in the United Methodist Church Mar 8 with the Rev L P Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery.

[Murphy, Madge Draper]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 12, 1973


Madge Draper Murphy was born at Jamesport, Mo, February 11, 1899 and died March 6, 1973. Her parents were J. [onathan] T. [homas] and Mary Ellen [Ballinger] Draper. On February 11, 1920 Madge was united in marriage with T. [homas] I. Murphy at Shenandoah. They lived most of their married life in the Northboro and Coin vicinity.

She was a member of the Coin United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, a foster son, Dale Willis, and her husband in 1967.

She is survived by her three sons, Glen of Hamburg, Gerald (Bud) of Evergreen, Colo., Darrell of Coin and one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Eloise) Eberle of Upton. Wyo. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson, one brother Doyle Draper of Villisca, three sisters. Lois (Mrs. Don) Armstrong of Coin, Hallie (Mrs. Herbert) Grady of Mt Prospect, Ill. and Marjorie (Mrs. Byron) Richburg of Neosho, Mo, a number of other relatives and many friends.

Mrs. Murphy's services were held Thursday, March 8, 1973 at the United Methodist church at Coin with the words of comfort by the Rev Lawrence Fitzpatrick. Mrs. William Smiley was soloist and Mrs. Robert Reece organist. The flowers were in care of Mrs. Harold Fisher and Mrs. Duane Johnson, memory register of Mrs. Letti Baugh and ushers were Ray Brownlee and W. C. Yeisley.

Interment was in Elmwood cemetery at Coin, the bearers being Randall Apperson, Glen Edwards, D Duane Johnson, Dale King, Donald Rolf and Ray Stambaugh.                

[Hentsch, Naomi Gertrude]

Clarinda Herald Journal

February 1973


Miss Naomi Gertrude Hentsch was born in Barmen-Elberfeld, Germany on July 16, 1909, the daughter of Dr and Mrs. Paul O Hentsch who preceded her in death.

She attended grammar school and high school in Leipzig, Germany. In 1927 she came to the United States to get her BA degree from Carthage College, Carthage, Illinois. She returned to Germany and studied at the University of Leipzig and Berlin. There she completed her medical studies to become a certified Homeopathic Physician.

During the war she was active as a Homeopathic Physician in the Armed Forces. In 1950 she returned to the United States and taught Home Economics for 15 years. Most of them were in Iowa. Two years ago she retired for health reasons.

She passed away in her sleep Jan 31, 1973 and is survived by her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hentsch of Villisca, two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Schultz and Mrs. Matilda Nash of Bedford, Iowa, a niece, Mrs. Steven Prekker, Albuquerque, New Mexico and 6 aunts, 1 uncle, and 37 cousins, all residing in Germany.

Funeral services were held on Saturday Feb 3, at the Wolfe Funeral Home at Villisca, Iowa, Pastor John Duran of Bedford officiating.

[Jackson, Shelley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 26, 1973

Services held for Shelley Jackson

Funeral services for Shelley Jackson, 15, of Ft Madison, and a former Clarinda resident were held Sunday afternoon at the United Methodist Church in Clarinda, with Rev Cecil Latta officiating.

She died last Monday morning at Sacred Heart Hospital in Ft Madison after an illness that had extended to last August. Much of her care had been in a hospital at Cedar Rapids.

She was born May 2, 1957, at Colville, Wash, and had come to the Jackson’s' home in her first year. She attended grade and junior high school in Clarinda prior to the family moving to Ft Madison. She was active in many groups. She had become proficient in horseback riding, had gained [a] place on the Clarinda swim team, had been presented in recital by her piano instructor. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, participating in youth choir and Sunday school at Clarinda, and had been in the choir at Ft Madison. She was [a] member of Rainbow for Girls.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Jackson of Ft Madison. Her grandparents, Mr.

and Mrs. Charles Jackson of Red Oak and Mrs. Lela Catuska of Clarinda, were in attendance at the services.

Burial under the direction of Lavelle Funeral Home was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Casketbearers were Dr James Campbell, Dr Willard Kuehn, Ken Boardman, George Woolson, Charles Manuel and W J Huigens.

The Methodist Youth Choir sang under the direction of Mrs. Maurice Rarick, accompanied by Mrs. Gene Garrett. At the register books were Mrs. James Campbell and Mrs. Ron Corey. Ushers were Kenneth Garrett, Kenneth Butler James Anderson and Orie Clayton.

The parents invited friends and relatives to join them after the services at the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church.

A memorial fund is being established as an educational fund for practical nursing students and nursing students who do not have funds to continue their education. Contributions can be sent to the Lee County State Bank at Fort Madison, Iowa.

[Hayden, Stella May Sumner]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 15, 1973

Clarindan's mother died in Missouri

Mrs. Stella May [Sumner] Hayden, 87, of Quitman, Mo, died Wednesday in a St Joseph hospital.

Mrs. Hayden was born Aug 15, 1885 in Neodesha, Kan. She was married to Walter J [ames] Hayden at Neodesha Feb 21, 1906. Hayden died Sept 13, 1972. She was a member of the First Christian Church at Maryville.

Surviving are two sons, Charles W Hayden of Paola, Kan and Curtis Hayden of Clarinda, and eight daughters, Mrs. Rolland McGinness of Skidmore, Mrs. Lester Pierpoint of Quitman, Mrs. William Garrett, Mrs. John W Dowden and Mrs. Edwin Ballenger, all of Maryville, Mrs. LeRoy Rickman of St Joseph, Mrs. Lowell Holbrook of Council Bluffs and Mrs. Kenneth Leeson of Clarinda. There are, also surviving, 21 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at Price Funeral Home in Maryville Saturday at 2pm with Rev Harry B Spears officiating. Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens.         

[Gust, Hulda Peterson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 26, 1973

Mrs. Albert Gust died at hospital

Mrs. Albert (Hulda C) Gust, 72, of Clarinda died Friday noon at Municipal Hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the day after having suffered a stroke at her home at 322 N 12th St.

She was born May 8,1900, near Stanton, the daughter of Franz and Hilma Anderson Peterson. She was married to Albert Gust May 27, 1934.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Gust is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Harold LeRoy (Carolyn) Foster of Clarinda and Mrs. Paul (Mildred) Discher of Marshall-town. There are six grandchildren.

Two brothers are Theodore Peterson of Stanton and Ivan Peterson of Red Oak. Four sisters are Mrs. Hilma Monson of Essex, Mrs. Anna Kindberg of Omaha, Mrs. Clara Patterson of Norfolk, Neb, and Mrs. Selma Kirby of Omaha.

Funeral services were held this Monday afternoon at St John Lutheran Church with Pastor Carl Lueker in charge. Mrs. Leland Herzberg was organist. Ushers were Darrel Wichman and Melvin Freudenburg. Lucille Blume and Florence Wagoner were in charge of the registers.

Casket bearers were Willard Larson, Alfred Sump, Bill Kirchner, Wilbert Wagoner, Wendell Otte and Albert Henke. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery with Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

[Eighmy, Gayol Clayton]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 22, 1973

Eighmy services held in Bedford

Funeral services for Gayol Clayton Eighmy, 75, were held Friday at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial was in Washington Cemetery at Gravity.

Mr. Eighmy was born near Gravity June 15,1897, to John [Dow] and Martha Price Eighmy, and grew to adulthood in Taylor County. He was married to Letha Perkins at Bedford on Feb 25, 1917, who survives him. They have children, Mrs. Mildred Goslin of Nampa, Idaho, Earl Eighmy of Clarksville, Tenn., Mrs. Marie Eighmy of Fontanelle and Mrs. Herby (Lorraine) DeBolt of New Market.

He operated farms for many years, and operated a portable feed mill and was mechanic for Wilson Implement Co at Bedford until retirement.    

[Ingram, Vera Orme]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 26, 1973

Former resident died in Oregon

Mrs. Vera W [Orme] Ingram, former resident of Clarinda, died Saturday at Portland, Ore, where she had made her home for nine years. Her husband Clyde [Robins]  preceded her in death in 1964.

She is survived by her children: Clyde R [obins] Ingram Jr. of Cutbank, Mont, Mrs. Mildred Welch of Spanaway, Wash, Mrs. Pauline Couts of Milwaukie, Ore, and Jean Ingram of Portland, Ore. There are eight grandchildren, 12 great - grandchildren and one great - great -grandchild. Mrs. Neva Reynolds of Villisca is a sister.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday at the Clarinda cemetery with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. The body will lie in state at Walker Funeral Home Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday.                 

[Blakslee, Rena Hamilton Pendergraft]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 26, 1973

Rena Blakslee rites at Villisca Friday

Rena [Hamilton Pendergraft] Blakslee of Hepburn died at Municipal Hospital in Clarinda last Tuesday.   

She is survived by a son, George L [yall] Pendergraft of Sacramento, Calif., and a daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Andrew of Villisca, three step - daughters and a stepson.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca with Pastor Dennis Neal officiating. Interment was at the Villisca Cemetery.                

[Chase, William D.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 19, 1973

Chase services held Sunday

William D Chase, 88, father of Franklin Chase of New Market, died Friday at the Shenandoah hospital where he had been under care for two weeks. Services were held Sunday with the Rev A R Sorenson officiating.

He had retired from farming, residing in Shenandoah with a daughter, Miss Virginia Chase. Two sons are Franklin Chase, New Market, and Donald Chase, Red Oak; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

[Davison, Ross]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 26, 1973

Ross Davison   dies in west

PLUM GROVE, Feb 19 - Mrs. Ira Chesnut received news of the death of a cousin, Ross Davison, 85, on Feb 9 at a nursing home at Kirkland, Wash. He had been in ill health. He has a daughter, Mrs. Dora Scott. His wife passed away several years ago. He had lived in and near Braddyville, and worked in a bakery at Wichita, Kan. Burial was in Shearer Cemetery east of Braddyville.

[Davison, Ross]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 12, 1973

Davison lived near Braddyville

BRADDYVILLE -- Ross Davison, 84, formerly retired on a small farm near here prior to 1964, died Feb 8 at Lake Vue Gardens in Kirkland, Ore. Burial was in Shearer cemetery Feb 17 by the side of his wife. Memorial services had been held at Kirkland with Pastor Carlstrom, minister for the deaf, in charge.

He had been living at Kirkland to be near his daughter.

He was born on a farm east of Braddyville Sept 17, 1888, son of Silas Davison and Dora Coughman Davison. He is survived by his daughter and son in law Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Dora) Scott, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He attended Pine School, then enrolled at the Iowa School for the Deaf at Council Bluffs in 1903. He was graduated in 1909 as valedictorian.

He was employed by Wolfs bakery in Wichita, Kans., for nearly 40 years. His wife died in 1964 while they were at Braddyville.                               

[Parris, Cecil]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 12, 1973

Cecil Parris, 75, died unexpectedly

Cecil Parris, 75, died unexpectedly Sunday at his winter home in Indian Lake, Fla., while he and Lillian were entertaining Dr, and Mrs. Norman Johnson of Clarinda He had been active with golf and his normal activities, but went to the hospital for treatment for a cold, Dr Johnson reported to friends here by phone, suggesting that the death could have been from a blood clot. The body is being flown back to Savannah, Tenn., which has been the Parris home since leaving from Clarinda. Burial is expected to be at Savannah, exact details lacking here.

Mr. and Mrs. Parris came to Clarinda from Sioux City when the Parris - Dunn Corp was formed in the early 1940's for manufacturing of the wind charger and later the training guns. Cecil was a native of the South.

He had retired from active manufacturing, his brother, Bill taking over the manufacturing of the games and rifles at the Tennessee location.         

[Johnson, May Evalena Swanson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 5, 1973

Mrs. May Johnson died at hospital

Mrs. May Evalena Johnson, 85, of rural Clarinda, died Friday evening shortly after being brought to Municipal Hospital by the rescue squad. Mrs. Johnson was the widow of Henry C Johnson who died Feb 16, 1962.

She was born Aug 6, 1887, near Bethesda, the daughter of August and Amanda Johnson Swanson. She and her son Ronald lived 10 miles northwest of Clarinda.

Besides her son, Ronald, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles (LaDonna) Spraker of San Diego, Cal, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Church with Pastor Gudmund Petersen officiating. Mrs. Marion Johnson will be soloist and Mrs. Orville Swanson organist. Mrs. Charles Larson and Mrs. Oliver Swanson will be in charge of registers. Ushers will by James Lundberg and Wayne Sederburg. Flower bearers will be Mr. and Mrs. Ed Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Anderson and Mrs. Helen Hooper.

Casket bearers will be Verl Nadgwick, Leland Tillman, Norman Setterburg, Curtis Meier, Wesley Lundgren and Delaine Lundgren. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.                                          

[Steel, Gladys Viola Laughlin]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 5, 1973

Mrs. Steel died at West Heights

Mrs. I [ris] V [ernon] (Gladys [Viola]) Steel, 73, of Shambaugh died Saturday morning at West Heights Manor where she had been for the past six weeks. She had been in failing health in recent years, and in the Municipal Hospital for emergency treatment during recent months.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev M Francis Hubbel officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scott will be in charge of music. Casket bearers will be Glen Long, Gary Hutcheson, Lee Brown, Jack Weaver, Dan R Petersen, and Don Delzell. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

She was born March 29,1899, in Oklahoma, the daughter of George and Anna Laughlin. On Feb 22,1925, she was married to I [ris] V [ernon] Steel. Mr. and Mrs. Steel had lived in Clarinda prior to moving to Shambaugh in 1960. They have been active in the First Baptist Church in Clarinda.

She is survived by her husband of the home and five children: Mrs. Clair (Betty) Edwards of Fontanelle, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Fine of Windsor, Colo., Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Gray of Villisca, Bill Steel of Carlisle, and Mrs. Barbara Batten of New Market. There are 15 grandchildren and five great - grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, one infant son and one grandson.                        

[Granger, Raquel]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 12, 1973

Granger infant services held

Services for Raquel Granger, 3 1/2-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Granger of Clarinda, were held this morning at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev S Marvin Johnson officiating. The vocalist was Gary Shum, accompanied by Mrs. Gene Garrett.

Burial was at Norman, Neb, which is south of Minden. The baby was dead on arrival at the Municipal Hospital Saturday afternoon.

She was born Nov 25, 1972 at Clarinda. The Granger family moved to Clarinda in August of 1971, Granger the wrestling coach in the Clarinda school system. The address is 311 North 2lst St.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her twin, Michelle and another sister, Tonya. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Granger of Minden, Neb, and Mrs. Mildred Borgaart of Kearney. Neb.                    

[Guenther, Anna Mae McNeese]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 12, 1973

Services held for Mrs. Guenther

MASON TOWNSHIP -- Funeral services for Mrs. Anna M [ae] Guenther, 87, were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home and burial in the Clarinda cemetery.

She died Friday at the rural home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bordon, south of New Market, where she has made her home for nine years. She had had a heart condition, and had broken her hip in a fall during her late years.

She was born May 11, 1885, at Greenville, Tenn., to John C [alvin] and Mary Frances McNeese. She was married Jan 11, 1903 to Albert (Allie) Guenther who died Aug 24, 1955.

She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Gladys) Bordon, south of New Market, and Mrs. Dorothy Cooper of Clarinda and one son Harold of Bedford. There are six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Lillie [Gertrude] Hughes of Clarinda is a sister. A son, Glenn, died several years ago.

Carl Cummings officiated at the service with Maynard Burch soloist and Joyce Burch organist. Casket bearers were John Harness, Lavern Young, Carroll McKay, Elza West, Dale Martindale and Bill McDonald.                 

[Fleming, Warren Albert]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 12, 1973

Warren A Fleming died at rest home

Warren A [lbert] Fleming, 79, died Sunday afternoon at Gillespie Rest Home where he had been a patient for a month.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev D C Davis officiating. Masonic services will be held at Clarinda cemetery.

He was born Sept 18, 1893, at Page Center, the son of Charles and Margaret McCunn Fleming. On June 8, 1920, he was married to Gladys Carmichael who survives. He farmed until retirement in 1951 when they moved to Clarinda. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge.           

He is survived by his wife, and two daughters: Mrs. Fred (Helen) Conrad of Clarinda and Mrs. David (Dorothy) Kaufman of Homewood, Ill. They have 7 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Mrs. Clarence Seaburg of Stanton is a sister.

[Cary, Dorothy, Mrs.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 28, 1973

Mrs. Cary was former Oak Hill resident

OAK HILL, MAR 26—Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Joe (Dorothy) Cary, a former resident of the Oak Hill Vicinity. Funeral was Saturday at Red Oak.                                     

[Williams, Leafa Raynor]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 28, 1973

Taylor County native died

Mrs. Leafa Williams, a Taylor County native, died May 22 at Des Moines and services were held Thursday at the Ellston Methodist Church. Burial was in the Cedar Memorial Park at Cedar Rapids.

Mrs. Williams, the daughter of Parker and Eva Stafford Raynor, had lived in Cedar Rapids several years and moved to Phoenix, Ariz., after   the   death   of her husband, Leo, in 1948. Starting in February of 1972 she made her home with her niece and family, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Dukes of Ellston.

She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Phoenix and involved in several organizations.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Effa Cumming of Bedford and Mrs. Fern Joslyn of Chico, Cal; a nephew, Lewis Joslyn of Clarinda, and a niece, Mrs. Leslie Yearous of New Market.

[Peirson, Herbert]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 28, 1973

Herbert Peirson burial in Illinois

Herbert Peirson, former Clarindan employed with the Coca Cola Bottling Co, died Friday at a nursing home in Sedalia, Mo, where he had been making his home.           

Charles, a son, came through Clarinda   from   his   home   at Hastings, Neb, to inform friends. The Peirson home in Clarinda was on   North   17th Street.   A daughter, Miss Elizabeth Peirson lives in Los Angeles, Cal.

His wife, Pauline, died in 1950. She was school nurse while here. The family had come from the St Louis area. Herb had received his 50-year Masonic membership.

Services were being held in Sedalia this Monday and burial was to be in Illinois where his wife was buried.

[Sellers, Clyde Raymond]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 28, 1973

Clarindan’s brother died at Red Oak

Funeral services for Clyde [Raymond] Sellers, 54, brother of Paul Sellers of Clarinda, were held April 12, and burial in the Red Oak cemetery. He died April 9 at the Red Oak hospital. He was owner of Sellers Feed Service at Elliott, and was [a] World War II veteran.

Survivors   include   his   wife, Lois [Louise Woods], eight children, Clyde Jr., Terry, Tom, Jeff, and Artie, of Red Oak, Harley of Elliott, Mrs. Marvin    Maxwell    and    Mrs. Ramond Demanett, of Red Oak; 13   grandchildren.   Mrs.   Lance Johnson of Villisca is a sister.