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[Stickelman, Paul Mark]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    August 9,  1973

Paul Stickelman services Friday

Paul M [ark] Stickelman, 86, of Braddyville died Tuesday night [August 7, 1973] at West Heights Manor where he had been a patient since February.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday at the Braddyville Christian Church with Mrs Bettie Hull and D L Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Braddyville Cemetery.

Mr and Mrs Maynard Burch will be in charge of music and Mrs Ruthe Kelley will be at the register. Casket bearers will be Wendell Engstrand, Martin Engstrand, Orland Engstrand, Virgil Kelley, Keith Stickelman and Lyle Davison.

The family will meet friends at Walker Funeral Home this Thursday from 8 to 9 pm.

He was born Sept 14, 1886, near Siam, the son of E [lmer] E [lliott] and Joan Bradley   Stickelman.   He   was married to Cora May Freiermuth in 1909. Mrs Stickelman died Oct 27, 1970. Mr Stickelman was a farmer and member of the Braddyville Christian Church.

He is survived by one son, Kent    Stickelman of Braddyville, seven    grandchildren and three great    grandchildren.


[Guthrie, Virgil]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Services held for Virgil Guthrie

Funeral services for Virgil Guthrie, 78, of Birmingham, Ala, and a former Clarinda resident, were held Saturday at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, with Rev Wayne Fisher and Rev J D Almes officiating. Burial under the direction of the Lavelle Funeral Home was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Roy Graham, George Gerberding, J Will Anderson, Max Kendrick, Angus McIntosh and Edward Guthrie. The organist was Mrs Helen Hoskinson. In charge of the register book was Mrs J Will Anderson. Ushers were Robert Hamm and Lowell Oxley.

Mr Guthrie died early Friday in Birmingham where he had lived the past three years with his daughter.

He was born March 30, 1895, at Kellerton, the son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Guthrie. He was reared in the Kellerton and Mt Ayr area. He was   married   to   Vernis Barnett Feb 27, 1919 and they lived in Clarinda after their marriage and he was employed at the Berry Seed Co for many years. Mrs Guthrie died in December of 1955. He was a Veteran of World War I.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs H A (Eunice) Park of    Birmingham, one grandson and    two great-grandsons.

[Smith, Max W.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Max Smith died of heart attack.

Max [W.] Smith, son of the late Mrs Blanche Smith, died Saturday night [October 27, 1973] at Alameda, Cal. He had had a stroke last summer, and a heart attack Saturday was fatal. Arrangements are pending. Max lived in Clarinda and New Market communities until moving west. He was a brother of the late Harold Smith, former employee of the Herald Journal.

[Source of death date:  California Death Records]


[Eshelman, Mary Katherine Davison]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Services Saturday for Mary Eshelman

Mrs Mary K [atherine] Eshelman, 87, of Clarinda died early Thursday morning [October 25, 1973] at West Heights Manor where she had been for four years.

She was born June 7,1886, near Clearmont, Mo, the daughter of John D [aniel] and Martha Hockensmith Davison. She was married to Homer [Lester] Eshelman in 1905, and the couple spent most of their lives in this area after living briefly in Colorado in the early part of the century. Mr Eshelman died in December of 1968.

Funeral services for Mrs Eshelman will be at 3:30 pm Saturday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev James E Moseley officiating. Mrs Grace Perry will be organist and Mrs Bettie Hull soloist. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.

Mrs Eshelman is survived by four children: [John] Amos Eshelman and Mrs Ralph (Ora) Williams of Clarinda, Mrs Gerald (Myra) Warrick of Amity, Ore, and Paul [Taft] Eshelman of White City, Ore. There are 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

Two brothers are Dick Davison of Chariton and Charley Davison of Marysville, Kan, and two sisters, Mrs Edna Culver of Clarinda and Mrs Laura Williams of Pickering, Mo. A    daughter Vira Faye preceded her    in death.

[Weidman, Max D.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Max Weidman lived in Northboro area

Services for Max D Weidman, 55, of Northboro were held this Monday at Hackett Funeral Home in Shenandoah and burial at Union Grove cemetery following his death Thursday at the hospital at Fairfax. He had been in poor health for two years, his death the direct result of lung infection.

The family have been residents    at Northboro for 20 years, he    being survived by his wife, Dorothy [Danborn], daughters Linda Sue    and Sandra Kay. He was a    brother to Mrs Lloyd Wilson of    Red Oak and Thad W Weidman of    Omaha.

He was born at Stennett and   lived several years in the     Westboro, Mo, vicinity.

The Rev Max Hall of Rudd returned   to   officiate   at   the services. Honorary bearers were Harry Sigismund, Jack   Whitmore.    Milton    Dowell, Rex, Bayless, John Bayless, Monte Goodman and Bill Staples. Active bearers were Ben Crane, Donald McCoy, Kenneth Raney, Duane Miller, Paul Brayman and Keith Finley.

Music was by Keith Franzen and Mrs Margaret Wood, at the register Mrs Harry Sigismund, in charge of the flowers Mrs Bert Lumry and Mrs Hale Greenleaf.

[Singleton, Edna Bashore]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Mrs Roy Singleton died at hospital

Mrs Roy (Edna) [Bashore] Singleton, 92, died this Monday [May 28, 1973] at 10:30 am at the Municipal Hospital where she has been with fractured hip and subsequent surgery.

Funeral services are to be Wednesday at 2 pm at the Walker Funeral Home. The Rev Ed Osburn of New Market United Methodist Church is to officiate.

Mrs Singleton has been living for 16 years with Mrs Cecil (Hazel) Gant five miles southeast of New Market. She is a native of the Siam community. She was hospitalized for eight days.


[Allison, Jennie Gladys Cooper]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973


NEW   MARKET, July   20 

Jennie [Gladys Cooper] Allison, who was the wife    of Cliff [William Clifford] Allison, formerly of this    vicinity, died in a nursing home    in Redlands, Cal July 19. They    left here in 1947 and had lived in    California until their deaths. Her    son Forrest [Ernest] died June 27. The    remaining children are Leila    Hager of Tucson Ariz; Mrs Carol    Mauldin of Redlands; Orlin    Allison of Miami, Fla and Ralph    Allison of Sacramento, Cal. She is  also survived by two sisters and  one brother.


[Anderson, Hazel Swanson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

April 1973

Mrs Harry Anderson died after operation

Mrs Harry (Hazel) Anderson, 64, died late Friday at the Red Oak hospital failing to recover from shock after an operation early that day. Services were being held this Monday from Fremont Lutheran Church at Nyman, the Rev Melvin Suhr in charge.

She has a son, Larry, at Kansas City, Mo, a daughter, Mrs Duane (Jean) Newman at Indianola, and three grandchildren. Two brothers are G Clifford Swanson of Essex and Stanley Swanson of San Diego, Cal, and two sisters, Mrs Jennings (Evelyn) Werklund of Los Angeles, and Mrs James (Lois) Still of Shenandoah.

Mrs Anderson was a native of Fremont township, born to Martin and Anna Swanson, and spent her entire life in Page county. She was in rural schools in Fremont Township, and attended Essex High School


[McCowen, Earl J.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Services held for Mr Earl McCowen

Services for Earl J McCowen, 82, of Clarinda were held Sunday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home. Mr McCowen died Friday morning [September 28, 1973] at West Heights Manor where he had been since last July.

He was born June 15, 1891, at Clarinda, the son of Sylvester and Susan Love McCowen. In 1914 he was married to Florence Moore who died Dec 24, 1970. Mr McCowen had farmed and later worked at Parris Dunn and at Evans Motor.

Survivors include four children: Dale McCowen of Portland, Ore, Ray McCowen of Paradise, Cal, and Mrs Merrill (Opal) Parker and Mrs Bernard (Thelma) Watkins of Clarinda. There    are 10 grandchildren and nine    great-grandchildren. Mr McCowen was the last member of a    family of eleven.

Rev Lester Greenwood officiated at the service. Doris Forbes    was soloist and Grace Perry    organist. Casket bearers were    Lloyd Meyers, Elmo Johnson, Ted Miller, Bruce Otte, Max    Sunderman and Merle Goecker.    Burial was in the Clarinda    Cemetery.

[McAlpin, Richard D. "Rick"]

Clarinda Herald Journal


Villisca student died after crash

Private funeral service was held this Monday morning for Richard D (Rick) McAlpin, 16, Villisca High School sophomore, who died in an Omaha hospital after being involved in a two-car head-on crash Saturday near his home north of Villisca.

Memorial service is to be this Monday afternoon at the Villisca United Methodist Church with the Rev Eldon Haworth officiating. A brother and cousins were casket bearers. Wolfe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Villisca cemetery.

Accident reports indicated that Rick was driving north on Highway 71, being half mile north of Tenville Junction Saturday at about 6 pm, when his car met head-on with one driven by John Beedle Jr, 17, of Red Oak. Officials are quoted as reporting the collision occurred in the northbound lane.

Both youths were alone in their vehicles. McAlpin died about two hours after the crash in an Omaha hospital. Beedle was listed in satisfactory condition Sunday in the Red Oak Hospital, with facial cuts and a fractured foot.

McAlpin is son of Mr and Mrs    David      (Dorothy) McAlpin, grandson of Mr and Mrs Evan     Andrew of rural Villisca and Mr     and   Mrs   Willis   McAlpin   of     Arkansas.


[Parker, Bessie Britt]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Bess Parker has 2 children here

Mrs Bessie B Parker, 78, of Clarinda died Thursday afternoon at Municipal Hospital where she had been for two weeks.

She was born March 18,1895, at Limestone, Tenn, the daughter of Lidge [Elijah Mitchell] and [Sarah] Amanda Williams Britt. Her husband, James Edward Parker, preceded her in death May 17, 1964.

She is survived by two children: Merrill Parker and Mrs Leonard (Darlene) Geer, both of Clarinda. There are seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Elmer Britt of Clarinda is a brother and Mrs Maude Mathews, state of Washington, a sister.

Funeral services for Mrs Parker were held Saturday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Clarence Landis officiating. Maynard Burch was soloist and Mrs Joyce Burch organist. Casket bearers were: Raymond Shrimpton, Ivan Hansell, Harold and Bernard Watkins, Dewey Williams, and Carroll Shanks.

Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.

[Hughes, Lloyd Russell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Clarindan's brother died in California

Services for Lloyd R [ussell] Hughes, 67, of Sherman Oaks, Cal, brother of Mrs Amos Wagoner, will be held at Forest Lawn Tuesday. He died Friday morning [September 28, 1973] after an illness of nine years, resulting from a number, of paralytic strokes.

A native of Red Oak, Mr Hughes had served in the detective bureau of Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank for over 30 years, retiring in 1964 for health reasons.

His wife, the former Virginia [Delphia] McLain of Emerson, survives him; also one son, Jack R Hughes of North Hollywood; two daughters, Mrs Marshall (Lois) Bowen of Tarzana, Cal, and Mrs Eugene (Muriel) Field of Yuma, Ariz; four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

In addition of Mrs Wagoner, he is survived by another sister, Mrs Lauren Dawson of Council Bluffs, and a brother, Luther Hughes of Grand Island, Neb.

Mrs Wagoner flew to Los Angeles this Monday to attend the Tuesday services.

[Source of death date:  California Death Records]


[Bussard, Mary Marie Cutter]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Mrs Bussard rites were Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday at Walker Funeral Home for Mrs Mary Marie Bussard, 67, who died Wednesday night [August 29, 1973] at Coon Rapids, Minn. She had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs Joe (Doris) Mollenkopf at Rogers, Minn, for the past few years.

She was born April 19, 1906, at Coin, the daughter of William and Cordelia Carson Cutter. Her husband Fred Bussard died in 1961. They had lived in this area before Mr Bussard's death, and she has since made her home with her daughter.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons, Donald Dean Bussard of Santa Rosa, Cal, and Charles F Stephens of Omaha. There are seven grandchildren. Carl Cutter of Shenandoah is a brother and sisters are Lena Wallace of Clarinda and Martha Cochran of Boise, Idaho.

Rev Lester Greenwood officiated at the service with Aletha Hutchings organist. Casket bearers were Howard Fleck, Orville Henneman, Horace Jones, Jesse Stephens, Lloyd Binns, and Ermal Parrott.

Burial was in the Clarinda    Cemetery.

[Note:  Source of death date:  Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002]


[Fastenau, Stella Nothwehr]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Services for Mrs Fastenau

A former Clarinda resident Mrs Rudolph (Stella Nothwehr) Fastenau, 68, died Sept 24 [1973] at Lincoln, Nebr and services and burial were held there last Thursday.

The daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Richard J [ohn] Nothwehr of Clarinda, she was born July 24 1905, at Ft Morgan, Colo. She moved to this area when she was seven years old, and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1924. She was married Dec 30, 1925, to Rudolph Fastenau and    lived here until 1944.

Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Ruth Werner of North Glen, Colo; three sons, Arden of Aurora, Colo, Leo of Detroit, Mich, and Lowell of Lincoln; two sisters, Mrs Lee Field of Wheat Ridge, Colo, and Florence Nothwehr of Clarinda, and 14 grandchildren.


[Shields, Beulah Giltner]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Mrs Beulah Shields taught 25 years

Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Shields, 78, of rural Blanchard will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Rev W D Martin officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery at College Springs.

She died Sunday evening at the Gillespie Nursing Home, after being there for two weeks. Previous to that she had been at the Municipal Hospital.

She was born Jan 3, 1895, at Elliott, Iowa, the daughter of Harry [Samuel] and Vercilla Cummings Giltner. She attended High School in Indianola and Oakland. She was a graduate of Iowa State Teacher College and taught home economics for more than 25 years in Iowa.

She was married to Clifford [Milton] Shields June 14,1922, at Oakland. They lived in Mason Township, also in Clarinda, and for the past 13 years in Amity Township near College Springs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, her husband in April of 1965 and one son in infancy.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Allen (Suan) Reed    of College Springs, three grandchildren, six great grandchildren. One sister is Mrs Ruby    White of Council Bluffs.


[Lavelle, William]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Jack Lavelle’s brother died

The Jack Lavelle family was attending the funeral service for Jack's brother, William, held Saturday at Polk, Neb. Bill's wife died about a year ago, and his illness was about three days, duration.

The   service   was   at   United Methodist Church at Polk and burial in the Polk cemetery. His parents, Mr   and   Mrs   Merl Lavelle, brother, Ralph and sister Mrs Bob (Marie) Clymer are of Polk and a sister Mrs Elmer   (Maxine) Garner   of Hordville, Neb.

He   died   Thursday   in   the General Hospital at Lincoln. He has four children.


[Rodgers, Mabel Seipel]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Services held for Mrs Rodgers

Funeral service for Mrs Alvin    L [ewis] Rodgers [Mabel], 77, is being held in   Shenandoah this Monday afternoon following her death Saturday [March 24, 1973] at the family home six miles   southeast of Shenandoah.

Mrs Rodgers was born in Gillman, Mo, and came to Iowa with her parents when four years of age. The family home was two miles south of Shenandoah, so she attended rural schools and was graduated from Shenandoah high in 1914. She attended Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls preparatory to teaching rural schools in the Shenandoah area.

She was married in 1919 and    had lived in her present home     since. She had been active in the Summitt Methodist church for   over 50 years, worked with the WCU, was a member of W W     County Club for Women, and was    a leader of Morton 4-H girls club for many years.

A son, Elvin, died during World War II, and Paul lives at Northridge, Cal. She has five grandchildren. Ralph Seipel of    Shenandoah is a brother and Mrs Glenn (Ona) Carper of Shenandoah a sister.

Funds for a memorial can be    given to the Clarence Whistlers of rural Shenandoah. Rev Karen     Merrill and Rev Reginald Merrill are in charge of the services at Hackett Funeral Home.

[Andrew, Vivian McCoy]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973


Vivian M [cCoy] Andrew was born Nov 24, 1898 near Hepburn, to Harley and Maude Negley McCoy. At the age of 14 she was baptized in the East Nodaway River and became a member of the Fairview Church of Christ and remained so until 1952 when she was taken into the Methodist Church at New Market by the confession of Faith. She was a loyal worker in all church activities until her health failed. She received a life membership into the Mission for Christian Service in which field she had worked very hard.

She was united in marriage to Ralph P Andrew on Feb 19, 1919 in the home of her parents in the Guss and New Market communities where they farmed.

To this union were born two children Adrain of Shenandoah and Mrs Dale (Doris) Anderson of Martelle.

She is survived by her husband, the two children, a daughter in law Mrs Adrain Andrew of Shenandoah, and a son in law Dale Anderson of Martelle, four grandchildren, Laurence of Wapello and Warren Andrew of Ames, Denean and Dean Anderson of Decorah, brothers, Ted McCoy of Villisca, Alva McCoy, Spokane, Wash. Sisters Mrs Harry (Mabel) Cooney, Villisca, Mrs Ray (Reva) Stamps, Gravity, Mrs Roy (Maravene) Springs, Brooks, and a sister in law, Mrs Harley (Pearl) McCoy of Clarinda and a host of other relatives and friends.

She has been a member of the New Market Unit No 300 of the American Legion Auxiliary for 50 years and held several offices including unit president and county president. She was a 4-H committeewoman for 15 years and was proud to be able to give her services.

Vivian passed away Nov 5, 1973 at the    Colonial Manor Nursing home at    Corning. Services Nov 9 at the New    Market Methodist Church with burial    at the Guss Cemetery.

[Schooling, Chris Allen]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Services held for Schoolings’ grandson

Mr and Mrs Ralph Schooling of Brooks were called to Red Oak Dec 3 because of the sudden death of their three-year-old grandson, Chris Alan Schooling. The youngster, the son of Ronald and Judy [Wyckoff] Schooling of Red Oak, was dead on arrival at Murphy Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services and burial were held Dec 6 in Red Oak. The youngster was born April 12,1970, at Red Oak.

Survivors include the parents, four brothers, Ronald Jr, Mark [John], Roger [Eugene] and Kenneth [Dale], and a sister, Lisa [Lorraine], all of the home; and grandparents Mr and Mrs Fred Wyckoff of Red Oak and Mr and Mrs Ralph Schooling [Elma Diggs].


[Murphy, Gladys Irwin]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Services held for Gladys Murphy

Funeral services for Mrs Gladys Murphy, 69, of Tabor were held Sunday [December 23] following her death three days earlier [December 20, 1973] at an Omaha hospital. Burial was in the Tabor Cemetery. She is survived by three brothers and five sisters, including Vic [tor] Irwin of Yorktown and Hobart [Layton] Irwin of Coin in the local area. She was a native of Fremont County.