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[Rickli, Fred]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     January 10, 1974

Attend services

Mr and Mrs W E Mack of Clarinda and Mr and Mrs Marvin Fuller and Scott of Clearmont went to Madison, Wis, over the weekend to attend the funeral and burial of Fred Rickli Monday afternoon at Madison. His wife is the former Phyllis Jean Mack. Rickli, 53, had been ill about five months with leukemia. Other survivors include his mother, brother, sister and stepson

[Schantz, Donald Vernon]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     January 10, 1974

Services for Donald Schantz

Services will be held Friday at the Bethesda Lutheran Church for Donald Vernon Schantz, 59, of Red Oak, a former Bethesda area farmer.     

The services will be held at 2 pm with Rev Carl Benander officiating. Burial will be in the Bethesda cemetery.

Mr Schantz died suddenly Tuesday [January 8, 1974] in Red Oak. He had moved there in 1961, and was a custodian at Bancroft elementary school. He was born Jan 29, 1914, in Kingsbury County, S D, the son of Charles and Anna (Newman) Schantz. On Feb 24, 1940, he was married to the former Marjorie Larson, who survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Dean and Roger of Davenport, and John of Red Oak; two brothers, Lowell of Red Oak and Glen of St Joseph, Mo; two sisters, Mrs Art (Marcella) Geyer of Glidden and Mrs Roy (Gladys) Reade of Kansas City, Kan, and one granddaughter.

Sellergren - Lindell Funeral Home of Red Oak is in charge of arrangements.

[Bownes, Thomas William, 1882-1974]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 21, 1974


Thomas William Bownes, son of Mr and Mrs E [uphrastes] B [urdette] Bownes [Eliza Jane Hayes], was born Sept 6, 1882, at Hopkins, Mo, and departed this life Feb 15,1974, age 91 years, 5 months and 9 days.

On March 2, 1903, he was united in marriage to Ettie [Etta] M [aude] Older at Grant City, Mo. They celebrated their 69th anniversary together. Mrs Bownes passed away July 6, 1972.

Mr Bownes spent most of his life in Missouri and Iowa farming. When he retired from farming he moved into the Clarinda area.

To this union were born four children, Mable (Mrs Frank Biggerstaff) deceased, Verl O Bownes (deceased), Viles [Vilas] Bownes of Clarinda, and Viola (Mrs Dale Elmore) of Seattle, Wash.

He was converted in 1914 at Athelstan, Ia, and attended church as long as health permitted.

He loved farming and especially working with horses. He was also a great lover of children.

Left to mourn his passing is one son Viles [Vilas] Bownes and a daughter Viola Elmore, 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

He has two sisters, Mrs Georgia Older of Athelstan, Ia, and [Eliza] Osel Stout of Clarinda, many nieces, nephews and friends.

[Bownes, Thomas William, 1882-1974]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 18, 1974

Thomas Bownes died at hospital

Thomas W Bownes, 91, of Clarinda died Friday night at the Municipal Hospital after having been hospitalized for two weeks.

Mr Bownes was born Sept 6, 1882, at Hopkins, Missouri, the son of E[uphrastes] B [urdette] and Eliza [Jane] Hayes Bownes. He was married to Ettie [Etta Maude] Older, who died in 1972 after having been married 69 years. Most of their lives were spent in Missouri and Iowa farming. Later Mr Bownes had worked for Page County. The family home is at 414 W Grant St.

Mr Bownes is survived by two children, Vilas Bownes of Clarinda and Mrs Dale (Viola) Elmore of Seattle, Wash. They have 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and seven great great  grandchildren. Two sisters are Mrs Georgia Older of Athelstan, and Mrs [Eliza] Osel Stout of Clarinda. He was preceded in death by two children, Mable Biggerstaff and Verl Bownes.

Services for Mr Bownes were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Earl Melton of Hamburg and Rev Jack Du Brava officiating. Mrs Grace Perry was organist. Singers were Bruce Johnson and Mrs Grace Johnson.

Casket bearers were: Mark Reusch, Willis Biggerstaff, Tom Bownes, Jim Williamson, Steve Williamson, and Wilbur McClarnon. Burial was in Mt Zion cemetery south of Tabor.

[Morris, Sutton Ross]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 14, 1974

Sutton Morris died after short illness.

Services for Sutton R [oss] Morris, 77, of Lincoln, Nebr, were held this Thursday morning at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Mr Morris died Saturday [February 9, 1974] at Lincoln following a short illness.   

Mr Morris was born in Clarinda, April 21,1896, the son of Ross and Rosellen Skinner [Morris]. He was a veteran of WWI. He had been a frequent visitor in the home of his sister and brother in law, Mr and Mrs Charles Congdon of Clarinda.

Casket bearers at the service were Terry King, John Burton, John Gilbert, Bruce Gilbert, Forest Wynn and Warner Jones. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[Morris, Sutton Ross]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 18, 1974


An omission in the story (Feb 14) of Sutton [Ross] Morris death gave the names of his parents as Ross and Rosellen Skinner. The family name Morris should have been added, the mother's maiden name being Skinner.

[Constance, Flora Ellen Cox Mattson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 14, 1974

Guss burial for Mrs. Clarence Constance

Mrs Clarence (Flora E [llen]) Constance, 79, of Hepburn died Monday night [February 11, 1974] at West Heights Manor after having been ill since mid-November of last year.

Mrs Constance was born Oct 17, 1894, in Worth County, Mo, the daughter of Simon and Celia [Ann] Hill Cox. She was married to Blaine Mattson, and in 1965 was married to Clarence Constance.

Mrs Constance is survived by her husband of the home and three children, Mrs Jesse Stephens of Hepburn, George Mattson of Rolette, N D, and Bernard Mattson of Cody, Wyo. There are 12 grandchildren.

Services for Mrs Constance were held this Thursday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with John R Topham officiating. Mrs Ronald Perry was organist. Casket bearers were Dean, Albert and Lloyd Constance, Jesse Stephens, Joe Mattson, and Bobbie Eickemeyer.

Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

[Bell, Tracy Williams]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 14, 1974

Tracy Bell was former Clarindan

Graveside services at the Clarinda Cemetery will be held at 4 pm Friday for Tracy [Williams] Bell, 93, who died Tuesday [February 12, 1974] in Lebanon, Mo. She was a former Clarinda resident, and the widow of Ellis [Davage] Bell. Nieces and nephews survive. Services are scheduled at 9 am Friday in Lebanon before the rites here, with Walker Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.    

[Folden, Edna Myrtle Suttle]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 18, 1974

Mrs. Ralph Folden services Tuesday

Services for Mrs Ralph (Edna M) Folden, 74, are being held Tuesday following her death Sunday [February 17, 1974] at her home in Burlington Junction. The funeral is to be at 2 pm at Barr-Merrick Funeral Home with the Rev John Welch officiating. Burial will be in the Quitman Cemetery.

Edna [Myrtle] Suttle was born at Quitman, her entire lifetime being spent in the Northwest Missouri area. She was married to Ralph Folden in March of 1920, and they have a daughter, Dorothy. Mrs Jody Barrett of Skidmore, Mo, is a sister.

[McKune, Miranda Akers]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 18, 1974

Services held for Miranda McKune

GRAVITY — Mrs Miranda [Akers] McKune, 85, who fell at her home several weeks ago, died Thursday [February 14, 1974] at the hospital in Council Bluffs where she had undergone surgery.

Services were being held at the Shum - Novinger Funeral Home at Bedford this Monday with burial in the Washington Cemetery at Gravity. The Rev Carl Cummings was to be officiating.

Mrs McKune has continued to live in her own home until her fall when her hip was fractured. Her husband Fred died in 1946.

[Collins, Olivia, Mrs.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 18, 1974

Mrs. Fate Collins died at Shenandoah

Mrs Fate (Olivia) Collins, 85, mother of Dale Collins of Clarinda, died Friday [February 15, 1974] at the Shenandoah hospital. She is a native of Virginia, living most of her life in Shenandoah where her husband and other sons, Lawrence and LaVerne, live.

Burial was to be in Thurman cemetery after services in Shenandoah this Monday. A memorial is being established for Hand Hospital.

[Fuller, Davida Knizley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 18, 1974

Mrs. Merle Fuller Shambaugh native

SHAMBAUGH — Mrs Merle (Davida) Fuller, 71, a native of Shambaugh, died Friday [February 15, 1974] in Omaha en route to a hospital. She had made her home in Omaha for 35 years, and her husband has been deceased since 1956.

Services were held Saturday at the Crosby - Kunold Funeral Home in Omaha and burial at Tarkio at the side of her husband. Among those attending were Mr and Mrs William Knizley, Mrs Lloyd Davis, Mrs Lewis Howard and Steve Knizley of Shambaugh, Mrs Randy Flanagan of Clearmont, Mrs Willis Potts and Mr and Mrs Jim Ripley of College Springs, Mr and Mrs Steve Goudie of Clarinda, Carrie Fuller of Maryville and Robert Fuller of St Joseph, Mo.

Davida Knizley was born at Shambaugh on July 3, 1902, to William and Maggie Knizley. She was married to Merle Fuller on May 3,1919, and he died on May 31, 1956. Two sisters are Mrs Rolla Ivoree Adams of Rock Port, Mo, and Mrs Amanda Adams of Omaha. Four brothers are Edward Knizley of Grand Junction, Colo, Cayrol Knizley of Oildale, Cal, William of Shambaugh and Fred of Pico Rivera, Cal. All of the family was able to attend the Tarkio services except Edward who was unable to find air transportation. Eric Knizley flew from California.

Fred and Eric Knizley were visiting with relatives in Shambaugh.

[Norman, Susie Lee Martin]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 18, 1974

Mrs. Susie Norman former resident

Graveside services for   Mrs Susie Norman, 81, of Rockford, Ill, a former Clarinda resident, were held this Monday afternoon [February 18, 1974] at the Clarinda Cemetery, with Rev Cecil Latta officiating.

She died Friday [February 15, 1974] at Rockford, Ill. Services were held there on Sunday.

She was born Dec 15, 1892, at Clarinda, the daughter of Alonzo and   Matilda   Lee.   Raised   in Clarinda, she   was   graduated from Clarinda High School. She moved to Des Moines in 1919 and was married to Dr H A Martin. They lived in Dubuque until his death in 1951. She later married Josh Norman.

She is survived by four stepdaughters and three stepsons. One stepson, Henry A Martin, accompanied the remains to Clarinda for burial.

Lavelle Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Crawford, Howard H.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     February 4, 1974

New Market burial for Howard Crawford  

Services for Howard [H.] Crawford, 76, will be held at 2 pm Wednesday [February 6, 1974] at the Lavelle Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating. Burial will be in Old Memory Cemetery at New Market.

He died early Monday morning [February 4, 1974] at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda after being hospitalized for two weeks.

He was born Aug 30,1897, near Gravity, the son of Samuel [James] and Lizzie [Elizabeth Leora] Alexander Crawford. He was reared in the Gravity and New Market areas.

He was married to Helen [M.] Grove on May 17, 1923, at Bedford. They lived in Bedford and Minneapolis, Minn, before moving back to Clarinda four years ago, the home being at 601 East Main.

He was a member of the Christian Church in Clarinda.

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

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Stanley of Minneapolis, Minn, and Allan of Meriden, Conn, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

[Smith, E. Blanche Woods]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     February 4, 1974

Mrs Worley Smith former teacher

Funeral services for Mrs J [ames] Worley (E Blanche) Smith, 94, of Clarinda, were being held this afternoon at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, with Rev Wayne Fisher officiating.

Burial under the direction of the Lavelle Funeral Home was in the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery. Casket bearers were Beryl and Milo Beery, Cecil Smith, Claude Blair, Dale Beaver and Dr Walter Woods.

Organist   was   Mrs   Helen   Hoskinson. At the register book Mrs J D Almes and ushers were Robert Hamm and Bruce Otte.

Mrs Smith died Thursday night [January 31, 1974] at West Heights Manor, being admitted Dec 13,1973.

She is survived by her husband, a brother, Earl Woods of Clarinda, nieces and nephews.

Mrs Smith was the daughter of Ren [wick] and Nancy Tracy Woods, attended Linn Point country school, and received spiritual training in the Reformed Presbyterian Church south of Clarinda. In Clarinda her membership was transferred to the Trinity United Presbyterian Church. At an early age, she attended Amity College, and was graduated in 1899. Desiring to become a teacher, she attended Western Normal College in Shenandoah, and Iowa State Teacher's College at Cedar Falls.

Her teaching career started in Page County rural and Clarinda public schools before elected into the Omaha schools. Her retirement came in 1945.

She taught in nearly all grades, and was active in school organizations, including PTA. For several years she assisted the principals in making out the payrolls for the 27 teachers.

She took advance studies in Omaha University and taught Americanism to adults desiring to learn English and secure American citizenship papers. She was principal of the Comenius Night School. Miss Woods later taught English at the YMCA Building and Central High School. She taught in the Sabbath School in the United Presbyterian Church in Omaha.

In 1943 she was married to J [ames] Worley Smith. After retirement in 1945, she came to Clarinda to make their home at 200 W Garfield.

She affiliated in both the Omaha and National Retired Teachers' Associations.

[Annan, Harry Weldon]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     February 4, 1974

Harry Annan, 79, died at hospital

Funeral services for Harry [Weldon] Annan, 79, will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, with Rev Wayne Fisher officiating.

Burial will be in the Polsley Cemetery at Yorktown. He died Sunday night [February 3, 1974] at the Municipal Hospital after being admitted on Jan 16.

He was born July 10, 1894, at Coin, the son of [William] Louis and Lizzie [Elizabeth Susan] Bonsall Annan, and was reared in the Coin area. Married to Ruth [Ellen] Porter on Sept 14, 1916 at Essex, they farmed in the Coin area until 1959 when they retired and moved to Clarinda. The home is at 212 East Logan.

He was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the 60 Up Club.

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

Besides his wife, Ruth, he leaves a daughter Mrs Charles (Chrystal) Johnson of Waverly, Neb, two sons, Wayne of Farragut and Dr Murvel Annan of Staten Island, N Y, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mrs Kyle (Ruby) Green of Westboro is a sister and Charles Annan of Fullerton, Cal, a brother.

Memorials may be directed to the Trinity United Presbyterian Church.

Lavelle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Heflin, Hannah Lee Rogers]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     February 4, 1974

Former resident died at Grant City

Mrs Hannah [Lee] Heflin, 97, resident of Clarinda many years ago, died Jan 21 at Worth County Convalescent Home at Grant City, Mo, after moving from Des Moines three years ago.

She was a native of Clearmont, Mo, born to Thomas Jefferson and Fannie [Nancy Frances] Wallace Rogers on July 10,1876. She was married to Charles Heflin on Jan 15,1896, at Clearmont. When in Clarinda, the Heflin home was at the northwest corner of the square where the Haxby building now is.

Mr Heflin died April 29, 1947. With his wife, survivors include two daughters, Mrs F [loyd] L (Gladys) Rickard of Hopkins, Mo, and Mrs Donald (Ruth) Comstock of Des Moines, a son, Hewitt R of Des Moines, and a half-brother, Kenneth Rogers of Clearmont.

Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery after services held at the Swanson Funeral Home at Hopkins.

[Martin, Lyle Edward]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    February 7, 1974

Services planned for Lyle Martin

Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday [February 9, 1974] at Shum - Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford for Lyle [Edward] Martin, 43, of Bedford, who died Tuesday in Cedar Rapids of a heart attack. His parents are Mr and Mrs William C [arlos] Martin [Lucy May Bond] of Bedford. Mrs Marvin Hakes [Austa] of Hawleyville is a sister.

[Note: His gravestone and obituary in the Bedford Times-Press give his death date as February 3, 1974.]

[Anderson, Harriett Wadke]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 7, 1974

Harriett Anderson long-time teacher

Mrs David S (Harriett) Anderson, 81, died Tuesday [January 1, 1974] at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital after an extended illness, and memorial services were being held this Thursday afternoon at the Walker Funeral Home with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery at College Springs.

Mrs Anderson was in the teaching profession over a span of years. Her early education was in schools at Lake Mills, Wis, being graduated from Morningside College at Sioux City and did graduate work at the University of Colorado and Southern California. She taught first in New York and was in Sioux City for 28 years.

She was formerly Harriett E Wodke [Wadke], daughter of Albert and Matilda Wodke [Wadke], born at Lake Mills on Oct 24, 1893. She was married to David S[hillito] Anderson in Denver, Colo, on Aug 12, 1943. Since Mrs Anderson retired from teaching, in 1951, the couple lived on their farm near College Springs.

She is survived by her husband, several nieces and nephews. She was a 50-year member and past matron of Order of Eastern Star in Clarinda and member of the United Presbyterian Church of College Springs.

The Rev W D Martin officiated at the services, music furnished by Mrs Clarence Whigham, Mrs Lowell Anderson and Joe McKinley. The registration book was handled by Mrs Donald Borthwick, and bearers were Donald Borthwick, Donald Hart, William Dugan, Dale Grafft, Harold Martin and Frank Pollock.

[Cooper, Bessie Wagoner Giles]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    February 25, 1974

Mrs Johnny Cooper formerly of NM

Mrs Johnny (Bessie) [Wagoner Giles] Cooper, formerly of New Market, died Feb 21 at Seattle, Wash, where she was living with her daughter, local friends have learned.  Survivors include Mrs Mary Meyers, Mrs Lorene Paley and Jack Cooper, all of Seattle; Rex Cooper of Denver, Colo, and Bonnie Eichelberger of Philadelphia, Pa.

[Reed, Howard S.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 7, 1974

Howard S Reed died suddenly  

Howard S Reed, 51, of rural Blanchard, died suddenly this Thursday morning [January 3, 1974], and services are scheduled at 2 pm Saturday at Hackett Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

Rev Lawrence P Fitzpatrick will officiate at the services, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery in Coin.

Survivors of Mr Reed include his wife Helen [Eitzen], sons Mike, Ted and Jeff of the home, and a daughter, Mrs Randy (Roberta) Osborn of Shenandoah.

[Nichols, Eugenia Craig]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 7, 1974

Mrs Nichols died

Mrs Eugenia Craig Nichols, 78, of Clarinda, died this Thursday [January 3, 1974] at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs Don Craig. Arrangements are pending at Lavelle Funeral Home.

[Hartman, Donald Edison]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     February 4, 1974

Hartman formed in Nodaway County

Services for Donald E [dison] Hartman, 78, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 pm at Walker Funeral Home following his death Saturday night [February 2, 1974] at the Municipal Hospital. Military rites will be at Davis Cemetery by Sergy Post 98 of Clarinda.  

The family is meeting friends at the funeral home this Monday from 7:30 to 9 pm.

Hartman was born near Clarinda on March 17,1895 and he had lived most of his life in the farming area along the Nodaway River. He was the son of August and Helen Griffith Hartman.

On March 27, 1918, he was married to Hazel Weaver who survives. They farmed in Page County until seven years ago when they moved to Clarinda.

Besides his wife of the home, Mr Hartman is survived by a sister Mrs Edwin (Ethel) Boss of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Warren and infant son, Jackie Dean.

Rev Lewis Hunter will be officiating. Casket bearers will be Wayne, Harold, Ural, Paul, Gene and Russell Hartman. Carolyn Young will be organist and Cecil Smith and Mrs Merrill Black will sing. Burial will be in the Davis cemetery east of Shambaugh.

He had served in the military during World War I.

[Douthit, Anna Mabel Cramer]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 8, 1974

Mrs Douthit died from fall

Mrs Warren Douthit [Anna Mabel Cramer], 61, of Medford, Ore, died instantly Saturday [July 6, 1974] from a fall, which she had on her basement stairs, according to telephone news to Mrs Max Cramer, sister-in-law of Mrs Douthit.

Services are to be Tuesday at Medford, being held at Siskiyou Memorial Park. Harold Douthit flew from Corpus Christie, Tex, to be with his brother.

She was daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Walter [Clarence] Cramer [Maude Thompson] of Clarinda. Anne's survivors are her husband of the home, a son, Nathan, and grandson.

[Swanson, Orville]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 29, 1974

Bethesda resident Orville Swanson

Orville Swanson, 63, lifelong resident of the Bethesda community, died Sunday afternoon [July 28, 1974] at Methodist hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Funeral   services   for    Mr Swanson will be at   Bethesda Lutheran Church. Inquiries may be   made   at   Walker   Funeral Home as to the time of services.

Mr Swanson was born near Bethesda   and   farmed   in   the Bethesda   area   with   his   twin brother Oliver. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Katharine Skiles Swanson of the home, his twin brother, Oliver Swanson of rural Clarinda, nieces and nephews.

[Barnes, Ivis]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    November 7, 1974

Services Friday for Miss Ivis Barnes

Miss Ivis Barnes, 69, of Clarinda died Tuesday [November 5, 1974] at St Joseph's Hospital in Omaha where she had been for two weeks.

Funeral services for Miss Barnes will be at 1 pm, Friday [November 8, 1974] at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Ray Draper officiating. Burial will be at Cumberland.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs Emma Barnes of Clarinda, a sister, Shirley Saunders of Shambaugh and one brother Hilmer Barnes of Nodaway.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother Mahlon (Dick) Barnes.

She was a member of the Christian Church at Cumberland and was active in local churches as long as she was able.

She was born Aug 30, 1905, at Cumberland, the daughter of Oliver and Emma Cue Barnes. She had worked at MHI until her retirement several years ago.