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[Nieman, Glen L.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 11, 1973

Fran Nieman's  father died

Glen L Nieman, 67, father of Clarinda's coach Fran Nieman, died   Saturday   in   an   Omaha hospital following a brief illness. He had lived most of his life at Avoca, recently at Omaha, a retired cream hauler. Services were Monday at Avoca.

His wife, Esther, of Omaha survives as well as the son, two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Swanson of Atlantic and Mrs. Sandra Jezewski of Avoca, and six grandchildren.      

[Groff, John Franklin]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 18, 1973

Groff was former Oak Hill resident

OAK HILL, Jan 16 - John [Franklin] Groff, 72, formerly of the Oak Hill vicinity, died Thursday afternoon at their home at Westgate in Corning. Although not in good health for many years, he and Mrs. Groff had been going to the farm often trying to harvest and to chore. Among those surviving are his wife Anna [Richie] and sons, Keith [Edward] of Corning and Wendell [Dean] and family of Missouri. Funeral services were Jan14 at Roland Funeral Home and burial at Prairie Rose Cemetery south of Corning in the Fairview Community.   


[Alexander, Malvern Francis]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday   February 1, 1973

Alexander was farmer, mechanic

GRAVITY-Funeral services were here Friday for Malvern F. [rancis] Alexander who died Jan 23 at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital, with burial in the Washington Cemetery at Gravity.

While a farmer near Gravity since 1907, he had interest of mechanics at heart and established a small shop at his home. He was born Oct 12, 1906, at a rural Clarinda farm home, son of Charles and Jenny [Morris] Alexander. His early school was in rural and Gravity schools.

He was married to Catherine Wenzell, who died in 1934, and then to Avis Morey in 1935. He was stricken with polio in 1946, which changed his farming career to that of owner of a repair shop in Gravity. Illness caused him to give this up last July.

Survivors include his wife, Avis, and seven children, Charles of Long Beach, Calif., Fred of Old Bridge, NJ, Roger of Moberly, Mo, Bill of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lyle of Red Oak, Carol of Ames, and Lois Pratt of Shenandoah. His brother is Walter of Bedford.  

[Ganung, Norma Stump]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 1, 1973

Former Coin resident died

COIN - Mrs. Norma [Stump] Ganung, 58, former Coin resident, died Tuesday at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, following a lengthy illness.

Graveside services were to be held this Thursday at Coin Cemetery with the Rev Lawrence Fitzpatrick officiating.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Margaret) Horel, Worland, Wyo., and Mrs. Russell (Myrtle) Long, Council Bluffs, and a half sister, Mrs. Tracy (Joyce) Adams of Coin.

Mrs. Ganung was born at Coin, March 25, 1914. Following her marriage to George Ganung, she made her home in Des Moines.

[Bailey, Nellie Glea Swartwood]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 1, 1973

Jack Bailey's mother died

Mrs. [Nellie] Glea [Swartwood] Bailey, 77, of Clearfield, mother of Jack Bailey, died Jan 30, and funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm at the Methodist church in Clearfield.

Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her husband [Forrest Elliott] in 1960. She leaves one son, F.  L. (Jack) Bailey of Clarinda and one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Jean) Votava of Diagonal, and seven grandchildren.  Interment will be in the Clearfield Cemetery.    

[Cavner, Denelle]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 22, 1973

Cavner daughter died after illness

Denelle Cavner, 31/2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cavner, died Sunday evening at their home in Omaha following a long illness. Funeral services will be held this week in Red Oak, Mrs. Cavner's home town. The Jaycees had a benefit for Denelle when the Cavners lived in Clarinda. Survivors include a two year-old sister, Sharette, and twin brothers, Eric and Erin six weeks old. Their present address is 5091 S 107th St, Omaha, Nebr.

[Sloan, Inez Pearl Adkins Turpin]

 Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 29, 1973

Mrs. Inez Sloan burial at Clearmont

Services for Mrs. Inez Pearl [Adkins Turpin] Sloan, 87, of Clearmont, sister of Mrs. Charlene [Catherine Adkins] Youngmark of Coin, were being held this Monday, the funeral at Price Chapel in Maryville and burial in the Clearmont cemetery.

She had a brief illness and was at the Davidson Boarding Home in Clearmont. Three sons, a brother and three sisters are among her survivors. She was married to L. [ewis] Elbert Sloan who died in February of 1964.

[Long, Hattie Hazelton]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday January 22, 1973                  

Mrs. Hattie Long former Clarindan

Mrs. Hattie [Hazelton] Long, 90, former Clarindan, died at Portland, Ore, following a long illness. Kenneth Hazeltons received a call from Ivan, her son at Portland, telling of her death. The remains will be cremated and brought back to Iowa later for interment. She was the widow of Will Long. She has lived in a nursing home at Portland during recent years.  Her Clarinda residence was at 210 S. 17th St. 


[Bonar, Frances Trueblood]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 29, 1973

Mrs. Arthur Bonar 7 died at hospital  

Mrs. Arthur (Frances) Bonar, 84, who has been under care for a heart condition since she came from Omaha to Hopkins for a funeral three weeks ago, died about noon Sunday at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital.

Services are being held Wednesday at 2 pm at Swanson Funeral Home at Hopkins.

She was formerly Frances Trueblood, the family living in the rural Braddyville and Hopkins vicinities. Her husband died in May of 1969. Three surviving children are Robert [Lee] Bonar of Bedford, and Paul Bonar and Mrs. Paul (Marcella) Sloan of Omaha.               

[Bayless, Ralph Wayne, Sr.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 29, 1973

Bayless was area businessman

Death came very unexpectedly Sunday afternoon to Ralph Wayne Bayless Sr., 71, of Coin, after he had been under care at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital since Monday.

 Services are to be Tuesday, the funeral at the Walker Funeral Home at 2 pm with the Rev Lawrence P. Fitzpatrick officiating, and burial in Memory Cemetery near New Market. A Masonic graveside service will be held with Covenant Lodge No 453 AF&AM of New Market in charge.

He was born Sept 7, 1901, at Cromwell, son of A. [delbert] F. and Dora Dougherty Bayless. Currently he has been with Southwest Iowa Mutual Insurance agency at Coin, and prior was in the oil business at New Market. He had membership in Covenant Lodge No 453 AF&AM, Clarinda Chapter No 29 RAM, and Emblem Chapter No 64 OES at Corning. He was patron of the latter in 1930-31.

His wife, Marjorie, survives him, as does a son, Ralph Wayne Bayless Jr. at Gillette, Wyo., and two grandchildren.         

[Watts, Lee]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 22, 1973


Funeral services were Jan 19 for Lee Watts, 74, Corning attorney and former member of the Iowa Highway Commission. Death was Tuesday at his home as result of two weeks illness from a heart attack. His wife and six daughters survive him.


[Darden, Edna May Baker]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 29, 1973

Clarindan s mother died at Maryville       

Mrs. Edna May [Baker] Darden, 79, of Maryville died Thursday at the Maryville hospital, after a long illness.

Born Jan 19, 1893, in Barnard, she was married to Tony B. [oyd] Darden, who survives. Survivors include a son, Earl Darden of the home; daughter, Mrs. H. S. Funderburk, of Clarinda; two brothers, Ova Baker, Maryville and Frank Baker, Moorhead, Minn.; two sisters Mrs. Grant Kelley and Mrs. Audra Williams, Maryville; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday at Maryville and burial in the   Oak Hill Cemetery.       

[Baker, Mary E., Mrs.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 22, 1973

Nodaway County's oldest citizen died    

Mrs. Mary E. Baker, 104, of Burlington Jct., Mo, died Saturday night at a rest home in Burlington Jct. She was Nodaway County’s oldest resident. Her   entire lifetime was spent in that   area.  She is survived by a son, William, of Elmo and a number of grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2   pm, Tuesday, at Barr-Merrick   Funeral Chapel at Burlington Jct. with burial in the Ohio Cemetery   there.

[Dyke, Mary]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 22, 1973

Miss Dyke born in Page County    

Funeral services for Miss Mary Dyke   will   be   held   Tuesday afternoon in Villisca. Her death was   Thursday   at   the   Good Samaritan   Home   in   Villisca, where   she   had   lived    since December of 1970.

Born in Page County on March 29, 1896, she continued her residence in Page County, her parents being Tillman and Sarah Frances Lynch Dyke. At their death, she continued her home with a brother, Samuel Dyke. She was the first to become a resident in Good Samaritan Home in Villisca at its opening two years ago.

She has three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth L Graham of Hepburn, Mrs. Maude E Metz of Kansas City, Mo, and Mrs. Emma J. White of Villisca. Her parents, two, sisters and brother preceded her in death.

She was active with the Fairview Church of Christ. The Rev Haworth will give word of comfort at the Tuesday service at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca. The services were postponed a day because of the storm until 1:30 pm Tuesday, with burial in Clarinda cemetery.

Mrs. Mabel Dunn will be organist and casket bearers will be Richard Negley, Douglas Winter, Malcolm McCoy, Carl Stephens, Thomas Beavers and   Jim Stephens.         

[Miller, Lola Cornford]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 5, 1973

Mrs. Miller wife of former minister

Mrs. Elton M (Lola) Miller, 72, died Feb 1 at a Mason City hospital where she had been under care for two weeks. She was the wife of a retired Methodist minister who had served the Clarinda United Brethren Church 1921-25.

Services were Saturday in Ventura   and   burial   in the cemetery at Harlan. Rev and Mrs. Miller have made Ventura their home   following   the   minster's   retirement. They had served the   Ventura      United      Bretheren church 1944-52, and returned to   establish their home there in 1958, moving to Franklin County which was Mrs. Miller’s birth place, to live until returning to   their home in Ventura   last December.

Born March 8,1900, she was the   daughter of the Rev and Mrs. George Cornford [Sarah Norman], who served as pastor of the Clarinda United Brethren Church. She was graduated from Albia High School in 1919, and was married   to Elton M. Miller on March 16, 1920, at Albia.   

The Rev and Mrs. Miller served several pastorates in United   Brethren and Evangelical United Brethren churches, now United   Methodist churches.     

Clarinda was the first pastorate, also being at churches in Des Moines, Omaha, Dumont   and Ventura.

Her husband survives her, as do ten children, four of the sons in the ministry. The Rev Leland Miller is of Des Moines, Robert D. of Kankakee, Ill., the Rev Richard A. of Cincinnati, Ohio; Elton M. Jr. of Kankakee, 111; the Rev William   J. of Dayton, Ohio; Capt Paul L., a US Army chaplain who has just   returned from Korea and was en route to Germany.                

The daughters are Mrs. Floyd I  (Elizabeth) Piper of Goddard, Kan; Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Knop of Ventura; Mrs. Art (Beverley) Kile of Greeley, Colo.; Mrs. Ronald (Nancy) Anderson, Ventura.  

Mrs. Floyd (Miller) Bond is a sister of Clarinda. They have 30 grandchildren.   

[Ridnour, Claude Porter]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 22, 1973

Ridnour former Shambaugh resident

Claude [Porter] Ridnour, 67, former Shambaugh resident, died unexpectedly Friday at Creston, and services were scheduled for this Monday afternoon there.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bell Ridnour [Hannah Elizabeth Head] and was reared in Shambaugh, working in the electrical trade. He was a member of the Shambaugh Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Letha [Marie Shock] and daughter Sharon of the Creston home; two sons, Harold of Red Oak and Robert of Des Moines; a brother, Neely of College Springs; two sisters, Blanche Luther of Clarinda and Beulah Bowling of Corning; and two grandchildren.             

[Gooden, Ivan “Curly”]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 22, 1973

Ivan Gooden died at county home

Ivan (Curly) Gooden, 62, died Saturday morning at the Page County Farm where had made his home.

Funeral services were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating. Singers were Lawrence Hale and Paul Curry. Mrs. Ronald Perry was organist.

Casket bearers were Ralph Porter, Kennard Horel, Dale Barnes, Kenny Peterson, Lawrence Hale and Paul Curry. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah.

He was born Feb 19, 1910, at Shenandoah, the son of Charles Ira and Myrtle Adams Gooden. He had worked as a laborer and truck driver.

Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Shirley Daise of Clearmont, Mo, and Mrs. Earl (Noreen) Shockey of Leon, and four brothers, Donald of Los Angeles, Calif., Wayne of Raytown, Mo, Milford and Jack of San Diego, Calif.

[Grimm, Arno]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 5, 1973

Arno Grimm, 80, native of Germany

Arno Grimm, 80, who farmed southwest of Clarinda until about a year ago, died Saturday at Carpentersville, Ill., and services, including burial, are being held there Tuesday.                 

Arno   was   [a] native   of   East Germany, coming from the Saxony area in 1925. He had been a carpenter, but soon changed to farming, and his success made possible that he had his own farm. His wife died about two years ago, after which he moved to Illinois and was married again.

 Mrs. Arno Renz received the news concerning his death, she being  [a] niece   by   his   former marriage.  

[Holste, Walter Bernard]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 5, 1973

Walter Holste died at Omaha

Funeral services for Walter [Bernard] Holste, 75, of 214 North 19th St, will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev Cecil Latta officiating.

Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by Sergy Post No 98 of American Legion. He died Sunday night at the Veterans Hospital in Omaha, after being admitted Friday.

He was born March 21, 1897 at Massena, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Holste [Emma Geubert]. He entered World War I on Sept 5, 1918 serving until June of 1919.

He was married to Zua [Christelle] Richardson, Feb 11, 1920, at Shambaugh. They lived at Massena for 15 years after their marriage, then moving to Shambaugh. In 1948 they moved to Clarinda, he being engaged in farming and was employed for several years at Berry's Hatchery.

He was a member of Sergy Post No 98 of Clarinda.

He is survived by his wife, Zua, three sons, Bernard of Nisswa, Minn., Richard of Clarinda and Warren [William] of Clearmont, Mo. Four sisters are Mrs. Lyle (Mabel) Melton of Los Angeles, Cal, Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) Byers of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Eldred (Etta) Drefhal and Mrs. Carl (Alice) Mattson of Woodburn, Ore, and brother Joe Holste of Atlantic. He has nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the heart fund and can be left at the Funeral Home.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 7:30 till 8:30 pm Tuesday at Lavelle  Funeral Home.

[Griffith, Claude]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 8, 1973

Claude Griffith former Clarindan

Claude Griffith, 77, former Clarindan, died Jan 20 at Trenton, Mo, following extensive surgery. He was formerly an employee of Swift & Co, a member of Clarinda's band and a graduate of Clarinda schools. His wife, Fern, and son, who is at Chillicothe, Mo, are survivors.  His brother, Earl, died a few years ago.     

[Eckles, Eva Elvina Stiverson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 22, 1973

Mrs. R B James' sister died        

Mrs. Eva Elvina [Stiverson] Eckles, 93, sister of Mrs. R. [iley] B. [eaumont] (Otie L) [Lena Leoti] James of Clarinda, died Sunday at San Diego, Cal, where she has been a resident since 1948.

Funeral services were held this Thursday at Graham, Mo, which was her birthplace and where she resided through much of her life. She was married to Jacob [Grove] Eckles in 1904 at Graham, who preceded her in death Nov 13, 1947.

She has a son and three daughters who survive. William O. [ren] Stiverson of Graham is a brother.

[Swaim, Ida Gray]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 19, 1973

Ernest Gray's sister died

SIAM - Mrs. Ida Swaim, 68, sister of Ernest Gray, died Feb 12 at Los Banos, Cal. She leaves three children. Her brothers and sisters are Mrs. Golda Clayton of Clarinda, Gray of rural Bedford, James at Shelbina, Mo, John at Kansas City, Charles at Clearmont, Mrs. Nellie Shaw and Mrs. Mary Manuel at Trenton, Mo, and Lillie at Jetmore, Kan.

[Owen, Thelma Scholes]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday April 24, 1972

Mrs. James Owen rites Tuesday

Mrs.   James   (Thelma) Owen, 54, of   Clarinda    died   early Sunday   morning at Municipal Hospital after a long illness.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at Trinity United Presbyterian Church with Dr J. D. Almes and Rev Lewis Hunter officiating. Mrs. Ruby Hunter and Mrs. Orville Swanson will be in charge of the register. Mrs. Helen Hall Hoskinson will be organist. Ushers will be George Hamm and Robert Hamm.

Casket bearers will be Kenneth Winter, Richard Mowery, Cecil Smith, Bill Owen, Glen Wagoner, and Melvin Srite.

Burial will be in Clarinda Cemetery with Walker Funeral Home in charge of services.

She was born Feb 20,1918 at Kansas City, the daughter of Elmer and Bonnie Reed Scholes. Mrs. Owen taught school in Kansas before moving here in 1937. She worked at Lisle Corporation before her marriage to James Owen on July 8,1951. The family home is at 700 N 13th street.

Mrs. Owen is survived by her husband and two daughters, Rachel and Lorna. A brother, George L. [awrence] Scholes, is of Sylvia, Kan, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer [Nelson] Scholes [Bonnie Reed] of Braddyville.