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[Starr, Charles L.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Starr former area businessman

Charles L Starr, 80, former Yorktown business and school man, died Tuesday at a hospital in Springfield, Mo, having been taken from his home at Nixa, Mo, only a day prior to his death.

Services were held Friday at Atlantic with the Rev Larry Garrett in charge, and burial was in the Atlantic cemetery. His wife, Frances, died in August of 1971. Two daughters are Mrs Lola Snowden of Independence, Mo, and Mrs LaPercha Peasley of Davenport.

He was manager of several lumber companies in southwest Iowa, including that at Yorktown, and also served as superintendent of schools at Yorktown in the 1930's. He was manager of the Atlantic Lumber Co for much of his 38 years living in Atlantic, starting the Allied Engineering Co of which he was president from 1946 to 1961, when he retired.

[Fulton, Goldie Edith Lawson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    April 5, 1973

Mrs Ralph Fulton burial at Villisca

Mrs Ralph "(Goldie) Fulton, 85, of Hepburn died Monday [April 2, 1973] at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital and services were held Wednesday [April 4th] with burial at the cemetery at Villisca.

Mrs. Fulton was formerly Goldie [Edith] Lawson, born in Page County, April 29, 1888, to Henry and Amanda [Fultz] Lawson.     Her husband died several years ago, and she has continued her home at Hepburn.

She has a son, Hal Lawson, and brother of Nodaway. The service was at Sutphen Funeral Home in Villisca with the Rev Nadim E Saikaly of the United Presbyterian Church officiating.


[Fulton, Goldie Edith Lawson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

April 1973


Goldie Edith Fulton was born April 25, 1888 near Hepburn, Iowa, Page County, the daughter of Amanda Fultz and Henry Lawson, and departed this life April 2, 1973, at the age of 84 years, 11 months, and 2 days, at Clarinda Municipal Hospital, where she had been a patient for nine days. On February 13, 1908, she was married to Ralph M [ahlon] Fulton, who died Sept 25, 1968, after 60 years of marriage. To this union were born two children: Irene Elizabeth, who passed away in 1937 and Hal H Fulton of Nodaway. She also took into their home Irene's infant son, Calvin and cared for him to manhood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one daughter Irene, one grandson Dale and two sisters, Mrs Lula Heller and Mrs Eva McKinley.

She is survived   by her son, Hal H Fulton and wife Arlene of Nodaway, brother Bryan Lawson of Nodaway, 4 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. She was born on a farm near Hepburn where she lived till her marriage. She and her husband had lived and farmed in   Page   County   and   in   vicinity   of Villisca most of their lives, retiring to Hepburn in 1951 where she resided till her death. She   was   a   devoted   wife, a   kind mother, a good neighbor and won the respect of the community. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

[Fulton, Goldie Edith Lawson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

April 1973


HEPBURN, April 10 — Mrs Goldie Edith Fulton, long time resident of Hepburn, died April 2 at   the   Municipal   Hospital   in Clarinda at the age of 84. She was born April 25, 1888, the daughter of   Amanda   Fultz   and   Henry Lawson.   She was   married   to Ralph Mahlon Fulton on February 13, 1908.   They   had   two   children: Irene Elizabeth, who died in 1937, and Hal H Fulton of Nodaway, Ia. She was preceded in death by her husband, her   parents, one daughter, Irene, one grandson, Dale, and two sisters, Mrs Lula Heller and Mrs Eva McKinley.

She is survived by he son Hal, four grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great - great - grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 4 at the Sutphen Funeral Home in Villisca, with Rev Nadim E Saikaly officiating. Casket bearers   were   Darrell Fulton, Clark McKinley, Calvin Kuhn, Lee Fulton, Merl McKinley, and Dean Kuhn. Flower bearers were Cathi Fulton and Sheri Fulton. Music was provided by Mrs Charles Gifford accompanied by Mrs Quincy Dunn. Burial was   in   Villisca   Cemetery.

[Turner, Mabel]

Clarinda Herald Journal

April 1973

Miss Turner former Clarinda resident

Funeral services for Miss Mabel Turner, 83, of Newton, and a former Clarinda resident will be held at 3 pm, Friday at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, with Dr J D Almes officiating.

Burial will be in the Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery. A service will be held in Newton on Friday morning.

Casket bearers will be Melvin Cabbage, James Millhone, Knox McCalla, Beryl Beery, Chet Olenius and Cecil Smith.  The organist will be Mrs   Helen Hoskinson. At the register book will be Mrs   Knox McCalla. Ushers will be Ed Ratashak and Lowell Oxley.

She died Tuesday morning at a hospital in Newton, where she had been hospitalized   since March 19. She was born April 8, 1890, at Clarinda, the daughter of Samuel and Hannah Wiley Turner. She attended school in Clarinda and attended   Tarkio   College.   She taught   in   Clarinda, Sidney, Williamson, and Newton from 1947 until she retired in 1965. She continued to own the family farm south of Clarinda.

She was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, the DAR, BPW, The Delphian Society and the Jasper County Writers Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister. Only survivors are her cousins.

Lavelle Funeral Home is in charge of the local service.

[Kelly, Thomas]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

MRS PAUL ISAACSON HAS received word of the death of a former pastor of the Yorktown - Norwich churches, the Rev Thomas Kelly, now of San Diego, Cal. He died Nov 6 [1973] of injuries from a bad fall. The home address is 402 63rd St, Unit 228, San Diego. Cal 92144.

[Hill, Della Maude Kirkham]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Mrs Graydon Hill services conducted

Mrs Graydon (Della Maude) Hill, 91, of Clarinda, died Friday afternoon at West Heights Manor, where she had lived for four months.

Services were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Joe McKinley was soloist and Aletha Hutchings organist.

Casket bearers were Don Jillson, Dale Grafft, George Kirkham, Aubrey Kirkpatrick, Lloyd Cavner, and Charles Iddings. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery at College Springs.

Mrs Hill is survived by one brother, Frank Kirkham of College Springs.

She was born Feb 13, 1882, at Diagonal, daughter of George and Elizabeth Buchanan Kirkham. Her home was at 407 West Clark where she and her sister, Orra Kirkham, lived until the death of Miss Kirkham one year ago. Mrs Hill was the widow of Graydon B Hill to whom she was married in June of 1923 at North Platte, Neb.

Her husband died in May of 1954 at Glenwood, and she came to Clarinda 10 years ago to live.

She was   a member of the United Methodist   Church in Clarinda, the Women's Organization of the church, and the Federated Women's Club. Her father, mother, sisters, Orra and Alta, and brother, Henry, preceded her in death.


[Kettle, Duane Merritt]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    August 16, 1965

Blockton man killed in tractor accident

SHAMBAUGH— Duane [Merritt] Kettle 28, of Blockton was killed last week when his farm tractor went through a bridge near Blockton. He leaves his wife and two sons, Bobby [Robert Duane] 4, and Allen [Gregory] 1. Mrs Kettle is a sister of Mrs Harley Clymens, who with her husband and daughter and Mr and Mrs Ted Clymens, attended the funeral Friday at the Methodist Church in Blockton.

[Kent, Elmer LaVerne "Buck"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1965


Elmer LaVern "Buck" Kent was born July 19, 1906, and departed from this life Nov. 12, 1965 at Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, Ia. aged 59 years, 3 months, and 24 days. He was married to Esther Hookham, April 9, 1932. To this union one son was born, Robert, who lives in Lakewood, Calif. He leaves his wife, Esther, son Robert and wife Joan, and two grandsons, Michael and James, who were all here at the time of his passing. Also his mother Bertha of Clarinda; sisters Dorothy Hughes of Slater, Ia., Mildred Hunter of Clarinda, Hazel Darmer of Medical Lake, Wash.; brothers Frank and Darrell of Clarinda, Charles of Burbank, Calif, and John of Omaha, and several nieces and nephews.

His father, Frank, preceded him in death in 1948.

He was a loyal member of IOOF lodge and Rebekah lodge for several years and a member of the First Christian Church of Clarinda.

He was a very devoted father and was exceptionally kind to his parents, relatives and friends. Their comfort was always foremost in his thoughts. He was foreman in the magnet department at Lisle Corporation and was a faithful worker. He worked for Lisle Corporation for 26 years.

[Peterman, Opal Waive Harland]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1967

Mrs H Peterman of Gravity died Sunday

GRAVITY (Special)-Mrs Harry (Opal) Peterman died at the University Hospital in Iowa City at 5:30 a m Sunday, having gone from the Clarinda Hospital to Iowa City Aug 29.

She is survived by her husband and six children, Harl of the U S Army, stationed at Ft Benjamin Harrison, Ind, Alfred at home, Mrs Lois Blake of Gravity, Mrs Velma Stoakes [Stokes] of Council Bluffs, Mrs Ira Stoakes [Stokes] of Omaha and Mrs Sylvia Spangler of Shenandoah. She has four brothers and six sisters.

Mrs Peterman was daughter of the Harry Harlands, born and reared in the Taylor county community.

[Young, Ruth Elva]

Clarinda Herald Journal

January 1959


Ruth Elva Young was born Feb 3, 1894, at New Market, Ia, and. passed away Jan 28, 1959, at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, Ia, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 25 days. She was the daughter of T [homas] R and Eva C  [hristina Stayner] Young of Clarinda. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death.

She was a devout Christian from girlhood and a member of the United Missionary, Church. While she lived a life of suffering for almost 25 years she never lost her faith in God but lived near to Him as her daily companion.

 She leaves to mourn her passing two sisters, Blanche, who shared their home and who gave her many years of the most loving care, and Mrs Orin Cates of Burlington Junction, Mo; two brothers, Ernest of Yakima, Wash and Ralph of Dallas, Tex; nine nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Her loving disposition and cheerfulness endeared her to those who knew her.

Because of illness her sister, Mrs Gates, and brother Ralph were unable to attend the services.

[Collins, Howard Walter]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     February 3, 1964

Brief illness fatal to Howard Collins

SIAM (Special) Howard W [alter] Collins, 57, who lived a mile southwest of Siam, died Sunday night at the Clarinda Municipal hospital after a ten-day illness following a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

The funeral service is Wednesday at 3:30 p m at Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Larry Gilbert of the Baptist church in charge.

Mr and Mrs Collins have lived in the same farm home since they built it after their marriage. Mrs Collins is the former Hazel Bashor. Their daughter is Rita Sue, sophomore student in New Market schools. His mother is Mrs Nellie Ward Collins of New Market, and brother is Albert Collins of Kansas City, Mo.

Mr Collins was born a half-mile from the present home, son of Walter [Rapp] and Nellie [Ward] Collins. He attended Siam and New Market schools, always living in this vicinity. He was active in church, neighborhood and school affairs, [and a] member of the Baptist church.

[Nowels, John William]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    July 5, 1951

John W Nowels

John William Nowels, son of Steven and [Mary] Jane [Wolf] Nowels, was born in Jasper County, Ind, Jan 9, 1853, and died at College Springs, June 5, 1951, at the age of 98 years, 4 months and 27 days.

He was united in marriage to Belle F Scoggins March 27, 1877. To this union four children were born. One daughter Alberta died at the age of three years. The three sons all survive, Olney E [dgar] of Basin, Wyo, A [lvin] Glen of Glassport, Pa; and Wayne M [itchell] of San Jacinto, Calif. Eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, with many other relatives and friends, also survive him.

He left Indiana and moved to College Springs in 1881, where he and his wife built their home. They lived there until the death of his wife in 1940. After this he made his home with his son Wayne and wife until about three years ago when he became bedfast and was cared for by Mrs Esther Baker, from whose home he passed away. He retained his physical and mental faculties to   a remarkable   degree until he had well passed his 90th milestone.

Funeral service was held June 8 at the College Springs Free Methodist church, conducted by Rev W W Whyte of College Springs, assisted by Rev Fred Fisher of Clarinda.

Doris   Golay and   Eula Fickess sang, accompanied by Mrs Fisher. Pallbearers were Clark Peery, John Christensen, Fred Mclntyre, Charles Bowers, Ren Blair, and P E Damewood.

[Morgan, Edward J.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1967

Edward Morgan death heard; former New Market carpenter

NEW MARKET, Nov 6 - Mrs Grace Webb and Mr and Mrs T A Harris learned of the death of Edward J Morgan, 83, at Vallejo, Calif October 30. He was the son of Valoris Morgans, former residents of New Market and Dallas twp. He attended grade school at Prairie Gem and graduated from the New Market High school in 1903. His father was a carpenter while living in New Market and built the house owned by the Arnold Bashors

[Monzingo, Edward Carroll]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    August 23, 1937

Edward Monzingo

Edward Carroll, son of Rev. and Mrs. C. W. Monzingo, was born in Santa Monica, Calif, Dec. 1, 1936, and departed this life at Coin, Ia., Aug. 19, 1937, having lived eight months and nineteen days. The Gardener walked among His flowers and plucked the tenderest bud he could find.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Alfred Hunter of College Springs, assisted by Rev. G. F. Tackett and W. D. Groesbeck of Clarinda.    Interment at Coin, Ia.

[Heller, Clifford Eugene]

Clarinda Herald Journal

 Thursday    November 28, 1963

Cliff Heller, road maintenance worker, burial was at Gravity

GRAVITY (Special) — Services for Clifford [Eugene] Heller were held in Lenox on Tuesday with burial at   Gravity cemetery.

Cliff lived in Gravity for many years as a road maintainer for the county. He moved to Lenox a few years ago to care for his ailing father. His health failed a few months ago and he was forced to retire.

He leaves his wife Faye [Alice Pennebaker], a son Edward from Ohio, daughters LaDonna of Des Moines and Evelyn in Texas.

[Joslyn, Guy]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    November 28, 1963

Guy Joslyn died in Missouri, grandson flew here from Germany

GRAVITY (Special) — Guy Joslyn, 83, died Nov 15 at Denver, Mo, where he had been with a daughter, Mrs Jakie Green. His grandson, Penny Pitman, flew from Germany, where he is stationed with the armed forces, to attend the funeral Nov 17.

His wife, the former Edna Mae Churchill, had died several years ago. His family includes the three daughters, Mrs Green, Denver, Mo, Mrs Opal Builderback [Bilderbach], Sedra Wooley, Wash, Marion Joslyn, Shenandoah and son Donny Wade Joslyn, The Dalles, Ore.

Minister for the services was the, Rev Ivo Randels. Casket bearers were Fred McNutt, Francis McNutt, Carl Winger, Harold Churchill, Glen Churchill and Doyle Churchill. Guy lived in Gravity many years and retired only a few years ago.

[Taylor, Ted]

Military funeral for T Taylor

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1963

GRAVITY — Military funeral is Friday at the Christian church here for Ted Taylor who died in Clarinda Tuesday. He had been ill only a short time. He is brother of Robert Taylor of Bedford. The burial will be in the Gravity cemetery at side of his parents.

[Criser, Allie May Glassgow]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    April 23, 1953

Allie May Criser, 59, of 515 South Elizabeth, Wichita, Kan, died Tuesday at a hospital there. She was born May 26, 1893, in Taylor county, daughter of Marion [Robert] and Belle [Hunter] Glassgow. In 1936 she moved from Port Scott, Kan to Wichita and had been a resident there since that time. Surviving are her husband, Roy, three daughter, Mrs Avis Anderson, Wichita, Miss Erma Criser, Minneapolis, Minn, Mrs Velma Dean of Fort Scott, Kan; two sons, Clarence Criser of Wichita, Virgil Criser of Wichita; a sister, Mrs Essie Movis of Rawlins, Wyo, two brothers, Ray Glassgow of New Market and Edd Glassgow of Lead, S D. Funeral services were held in Wichita Friday at 2 p m with burial at Andover, Ky.

[Weaver, Mary Eugenia]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 15, 1967


Mary Eugenia Weaver was born June 16, 1910, near New Market, Ia, in Taylor County, the daughter of William I [ngram] and [Anna] Gertrude Parks Weaver. She passed away after a long illness at University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.

Her childhood was spent on a farm and her elementary education was received in the Prairie Gem rural school of Dallas township. She graduated from New Market High School and had a BA degree from Omaha University.

She was a member of the New Market Methodist Church and transferred to the First Methodist Church at Sioux City. She was very active in church schoolwork and was a member of Wesleyan Guild of Woman's Society of Christian Service. She belonged to Woman's Club, American Association of University in Sioux City, and OES No. 581 of New Market, Ia.

She was a former teacher and in later years worked in the Finance Office of Goodwill Industries.

The memorial services were conducted from New Market Methodist church with the Rev. John L Beebout from First Methodist church, Clarinda, Ia.

The survivors are a sister, Gertrude S. Weaver of Sioux City, her uncle, Ross Parks of Clarinda, besides many other relatives and friends.

[Hakes, Edward "Ed"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    July 25, 1940


Hawleyville, (Special) — Ed Hakes, aged 80, a lifelong resident of Page county, passed away at his home Wednesday morning at 2:30. He had been in poor health for several years, but only confined to his bed a short time.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Harry and Harold, and three   grandchildren.

He was a resident of the Hawleyville community for the past 48 years having been born on a farm northeast of Clarinda in 1860. He was known as one of Page County's largest cattle feeders in former years and at one time he averaged eight to ten trips to Chicago with at least four to eight carloads of livestock, dealing primarily in cattle   and   hogs.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon.

[Eden, Charles Ludvig]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 30, 1953


Charles Ludvig Eden, son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Eden, was born In Smoland, Sweden, July 13, 1866 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Wesley Glasgow, on March 18, 1953, at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 5 days.

He was united in marriage to Augusta Jonson at Essex, Iowa, May 9, 1892, who preceded him in death in November of 1917. To this union were born four sons and three daughters; three sons and one daughter preceding their father's passing. Those surviving are Luther of Hepburn, Ia: Alice Van Horn of Greeley, Colo, and Julia Glasgow of New Market. He is also survived by one sister of Clarinda, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr Eden came to America at the age of 18 years. He followed the occupation of farming, haying settled on a farm east of Hepburn, from which he retired some years ago. He attended the public schools in his native country, where he had to walk as far as 20 miles to school. He also studied English in America.

He united with the Swedish Lutheran church in Sweden and later transferred his membership to the United Presbyterian Church at   Hepburn. His    knowledge      of   the      scripture brought him great comfort during the last days of his earthly life.

Services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p m Friday, March 20, 1953, with Rev I E Stickelman in charge. Music was by Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes. Flower bearers were: Doris Fulk, Alice Eden, Maxie Eden, Robbie Sue Eden, Virginia Smaller and Maxine Shepherd. Casket bearers were: Lyle Fulk, Carroll Eden, Burdell Eden, Floyd Davis, Clarence Smaller and Wesley Shepherd. Burial was in North Page cemetery.

[Green, Delbert Francis]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    October 31, 1949

Obituary  - Delbert Green       

Delbert Francis Green, son of Mrs. Edith Green of New Market, was born August 13, 1906 at Osborne, Kansas and died October 21 at the age of 43 years, 2 months and 8 days in Cherokee, Iowa.

His father, Sheridan Jay Green, preceded him in death in 1915. The family then moved to New Market, where he grew up and was graduated from the New Market High School in 1924.

He was raised in a   Christian home and was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge.

He was    married    August 23, 1936 to Darlene Rawlings and to them were born three children, Shirley Mae, Don Roy and Linda Marie.

He worked a number of years in New Market and Osceola    in the produce business and at the time of his death was employed by the Farmers Produce at Cherokee.