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[Thompson, Vern Russell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973

Vern Thompson services held

Funeral services for Vern Thompson, 62, of rural Braddyville were held Saturday morning at Walker Funeral Home with Carl Cummings officiating.

Mr. Thompson died Thursday morning at his home.

Music was provided by Mr. and  Mrs. Gilbert Burch. Honorary bearers   were   Mark   Goodwin, Floyd Kelley, Wayne Moore, Virgil Davison, Lewis O'Neal, and Orville Thompson. Casket bearers were Dean Barnett, Orval Brenneman, Ronnie Davison, Bill Ellison, Kent Stickelman, and Bob Case.

 Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

[Thompson, Vern Russell]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973


Vern R [ussell] Thompson was born July 7, 1911 at Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Thompson [Ada Belle Freemyer].

He grew to manhood in Clarinda, graduating from Clarinda High School. He was a life time member of the Christian Church in Clarinda.

He was married to the former Parrie Lee Price. Dr Russell V [ern] Thompson and Terry [Terrance] L [ee] Thompson are the sons. He has five grandchildren: Kevin, Lisa, Scott, Ted and Leigh Ann. He has two grandsons: Tracy and Russell V [ern] Thompson Jr., who preceded him in death. His parents, three sisters and three brothers also preceded him in death. Earl Thompson of Clarinda is the surviving brother. He and his wife have lived on the present farm, east of Braddyville, for 27 years. He was a man who loved his chosen profession and the outdoors. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. His death was unexpected and sudden at his home. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

[Damewood, Joseph “Joe”]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    August 13, 1973

Joe Damewood native of C S

Joe Damewood, 60, of Maryville, Mo, a native of College Springs, died Saturday afternoon [August 11, 1973] in Maryville of heart attack. Services are set for Tuesday at 10:30 am at the Price Funeral Home in Maryville, with burial in Maple   Hill   Cemetery   near College Springs.

Born   in   College   Springs, Damewood spent most of his early life there. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945, and for the   past   10   years   has   been employed at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. He was a member of the Elks Club, the American Legion and the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Dorothy, three   sisters, Mrs. Francis Aubert of College Springs; Mrs. John Richmond of Braddyville, and Violet Roush of Casper, Wyo., and a brother, John Damewood, of Gillette, Wyo.

[Shields, Frank Walter]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    October 22, 1973


Frank Walter Shields, 81, of the Siam community northwest of Hopkins, died at 9:50 pm Wednesday, Oct 17, at the Gillespie Nursing Home, Clarinda, Iowa, where he had resided the past year.

The son of Joseph [Milton] and Amelia Walter Shields, he was born April 26, 1892 near Brooks, Iowa. He moved with his parents to Page County for a short time and in 1902 moved near Siam in Taylor County, Iowa.

He united with the Christian Church in Siam, Iowa, in 1917. He was a 50-year member of Plumb Lodge No 285, AF & Am and a 50-year member of Highland Chapter No 523 of Siam.

He was married to Fannie [Mildred] Reid of Siam on December 25, 1917. They lived on a farm east of Hopkins for two years and then moved to their present home in Siam.

He leaves his wife, Fannie, of the home; four children, Reid Walter Shields of near Siam, Mrs. C J Shreck (Ruth) of West Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Clark Crawford (Betty) of Clarinda, Iowa and Mrs. Robert Rollstin (Billie) of East Lansing, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Hulpiau of San Bernardino, Calif., and Mrs. Viva Fine of New Market, Iowa; three brothers, Grover of Clarinda, Dewey of New Market and Fred of the Siam vicinity. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.

Services were held Oct 20, Saturday afternoon at the Siam Christian Church, Rev Carl Cummings, assisted by the Rev Loren Daly were the officiating clergymen.

Horace Richardson, soloist, sang "Faith of Our Fathers", "I've Done My Work", accompanied by Mrs. Orville Grant, pianist.

Flower bearers were Mrs. LaVell Clark, Mrs. Mark Gardner, Mrs. John Crawford, Mrs. Robert Shreck, Mrs. Richard Kline and Miss Gerry Ann Rollstin.

Serving as pallbearers were John Crawford, George Crawford, Robert Shreck. Richard Kline, LaVell Clark and Mark Gardner.

Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Gray, Robert Terbell, Glen Woldruff, Mason Williams, Eldon Miller, Emory Hardee, Clem Jeffers, Fred Henderson and Chester Olenius. Burial was in Shearer Cemetery, Page County, Iowa. Swanson Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.               

[Stiverson, David Michael, Jr.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    October 25, 1973

Stiverson infant services planned

Funeral services for David [Michael] Stiverson Jr., five-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Stiverson [Carol Joan Sugg], will be held at 2 pm Saturday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home.

The infant died Wednesday [October 24, 1973] at Loring Air Force Base, Maine, where his father is stationed. He was born May 30, 1973.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Carol Lee, of the home.  Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Stiverson [Lola Anderson] of Clarinda and Mrs. Katie Sugg of Kinston, N C. Clarence Anderson of Clarinda is a great -grandfather.

Rev   Lester   Greenwood   will officiate at the service with Joel Pottinger soloist and Mrs. Grace Perry organist. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

[Belknap, Nola Marie Baker]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 21, 1973

Mrs. Belknap died after long illness

Mrs. Willis (Nola [Marie] Baker) Belknap, 70, died Saturday [May 19, 1973] at Humboldt following an extended illness, and services are to be at Humboldt this Monday and at the Clarinda cemetery Tuesday morning.

The Humboldt service was to be at the Lindart Funeral Home, and several of the local Baker family were to be in attendance. The relatives had been visiting her recently because of her critical condition.

The body will be brought to Clarinda and friends may call at Walker Funeral Home on Monday evening. Graveside services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday with the Rev Cecil Latta officiating.

She was the youngest of seven children of W. [illiam] S. [iegel] and Minnie [Margaret] Wynn Baker, born near Clarinda Dec 16, 1902. She received her education in Clarinda public schools, being graduated in 1920. Nola was a talented musician, well known in musical work in high school and the First Methodist Church, and was one of the Baker Music Makers in early radio KSO at Clarinda.

She was married at Oskaloosa Oct 16, 1926, to Willis Belknap, who preceded her in death on Jan 7, 1971.

She worked in the auditor's office in Clarinda for several years until she moved with her husband to Fort Dodge in 1931, moving to Humboldt in 1956, where her husband was chief of police until his retirement in 1966.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters and husband. She is survived by a brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.             

[Parker, Don]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973

Don Parker died Friday morning

Funeral services for Don Parker, 76, of Clarinda were held this Monday afternoon at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with D L Roberts officiating.

Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Sperry, Sanford Turner, Dean Thompson, Bob Goff, Otto Krause and Mike Farlin. The organist was Mrs. John Sperry.

He died early Friday morning at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda after being hospitalized for 8 days. His illness had extended over three or four years.

He was born January 18, 1897 at Wood Lake, Neb, the son of W. [alter] A. and Myra Brown Parker.   He moved   to   Clarinda   with   his parents at an early age and helped his father in his business.

He was preceded in death by his parents.              

He has no immediate survivors.

[Knobel, Virginia Sarah, Mrs.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

August 1973

Missouri rites for Mrs. Knobel

Services   for Mrs.   Virginia Sarah Knobel, 83, will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at the Burlington Junction (Mo) Christian Church. The Rev Robert A Brown will officiate.  

Burial will be in the Hazel Dell Cemetery near Clearmont, Mo. The body is at the Barr-Merrick mortuary at Burlington Junction.

Mrs. Knobel was a resident of Burlington Junction for 20 years. She died Saturday at a hospital in Maryville, Mo, following a lengthy illness.

[Blume, Gertrude Freudenburg]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Mrs. Herman Blume died Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Herman (Gertrude) Blume, 74, of rural Clarinda, will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at St John Lutheran Church with Pastor Carl Lueker officiating.

Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 1:45 pm at the church on Tuesday.

Casket bearers will be Gilbert Sunderman, Martin Wagoner, Melvin Freudenburg, Don Steinbeck, Lawrence and Howard Blume. At the register books will be Mrs. Wendell Otte and Mrs. William Wichman. The organist Mrs. Duaine Wagoner and ushers will be Alfred Sump, Wilbert Wagoner and Darwin Buch.

Mrs. Blume died Saturday morning at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha after being hospitalized there for six weeks. Previous to that she had been hospitalized in Clarinda for 10 days.

She was born Sept 6, 1898, northwest of Clarinda, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Freudenburg. She was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was married to Herman Blume, Dec 20, 1916, at Immanuel. They farmed all their married life northwest of Clarinda.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Herman. One daughter Mrs. Elmer (Irene) Eichhorst of Yorktown, two sons, Erwin of Clarinda and Harry of Brookings, So Dak and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 7:30 till 8:30 pm this Monday evening at the Lavelle Funeral Home.

[Akers, Oscar]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    September 20, 1973


OAK HILL, Sept 24 — Oscar Akers, 95, died at Colonial Manor in Corning Sept 15. Oscar farmed in the Oak Hill vicinity until in failing health he went to the home of his daughter and husband, M/M Dean Posten, rural Sharpsburg, then to the Manor. Funeral services were Sept 17 at the funeral home in Bedford, burial in Washington Cemetery north of Gravity. He is survived by eight daughters and two sons.

[Carter, Martha Whitehead]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Guy Carter's mother died

Funeral services were held Oct 18 in Nauvoo, Ill., for Mrs. Martha Carter, 72, mother of Guy Carter of Clarinda. Mrs. Carter died Oct 15 at Burlington, and burial was in the Nauvoo cemetery.

She was born March 17,1901, in Putnam County, Tenn., the daughter of John and Miranda Whitehead. She married James Carter Nov 23, 1918, at Mitchellville, Tenn.; he died in 1967. She was a member of the Hillsdale Methodist Church.

Other survivors include sons James of West Burlington, Clifford of Burnside, Ill., and Reginald of Nauvoo; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Mary) Bray of West Burlington, Mrs. Gary (Shirley) Black of Nauvoo and Mrs. Edward (Cecilia) Harry of Nauvoo; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

[Clowser, John Elmer]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    August 16, 1973


Services for John E. [lmer] Clowser, 92, of Route 2, Boise, who died Thursday [August 16, 1973] at a Boise hospital, will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 am at Robison Chapel of the Chimes by John Sterling, a representative of the Undenominational Church. Interment will be at Dry Creek.

He was born Sept 17,1880, in Clarinda, Iowa. He married Golden Emma Hurst in 1902 at Clarinda, where they lived until 1942 when they moved to Boise.

Survivors are his wife, Boise; two sons, Willie of Nampa and Star of Lucerne. Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Bufort (Virginia) Murren, Boise, and Mrs. Clifford (Jackie) Hansel, Meridian; a sister, Mrs. Charles Ellefsen, Lucerne; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends may make contributions to the Idaho Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association, or flowers may be sent.  

 [Duncan, Jennie Smith]

Clarinda Herald Journal

July 1973

Jennie Duncan, 83, Dies in Calif.  

Funeral   services for Mrs. Oscar (Jennie) Duncan, 83, were held in Wee Church of the Heather, Glendale, Calif., with interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Mrs. Duncan died in North Hollywood July 20, 1973.

Jennie Duncan, daughter of          Ed and Bess Smith, long time residents of Siam where Mr. Smith was a merchant, was born in Siam August 5, 1889.

She was married to Oscar [Antoin] Duncan at her parents' home in Siam December 1909 and the couple immediately moved to California. They made annual visits to Iowa to see relatives as long as they were able. Mr. Duncan died August 11, 1967.

She leaves a brother, William Smith, of Bedford; sister, Mrs. Mary Arthur, of Hopkins; nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Glen (Opal) Stewart and Eldon Clayton of Siam.        

[Note:  California Death Records give the date of death as Thursday, July 19, 1973.]


[Minthorn, Maynard]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    March 19, 1973

Former resident's husband died

Maynard Minthorn, retired blacksmith of Kellerton, Ia, died Saturday morning [March 17, 1973]. He was a veteran of World War I and a cousin of former president Herbert Hoover.

He was the husband of the former Marian Huff who lived for many years on South 18th Street in Clarinda.

Survivors besides his widow are a son, Reuben of Frankfort, Germany, and two daughters, Miss Alice Minthorn of Iowa City and Mrs. Wendell Wilson (Bonnie) of Oxon Hill, Md. There are three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Kellerton.

[Fuller, Horace Edwin "Doc"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

Relatives attend Fuller services

Local relatives attended the funeral for H [orace] E [dwin] (Doc) Fuller, which was held Wednesday at Centerville. He had been a teacher in the Centerville high school and junior college for 43 years.

His wife is the former Ella Youngmark of Coin. Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Youngmark, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Esaias, Mark, Angela and Susan of Clarinda, and Mrs. Paul Youngmark of Coin were in attendance.

Mr. Fuller was a World War I veteran, a member of Lions Club with 25 years perfect attendance, and belonged to the Retired Teachers Organization on local, state and national level.

[Hoppock, Ina Verne McKean]

Clarinda Herald Journal

January 1973

Mrs. L N Hoppock's death confirmed

Confirmation has come concerning the death of Mrs. L N Hoppock, 73, who died Jan 12 at Scott & White Hospital at Temple, Tex. She had had several strokes and had been hospitalized after Nov 29 until her death.

Ina Verne Hoppock was born March 27, 1890, in Illinois, the daughter of the Rev and Mrs. Joseph McKean. She was a graduate of National College, Kansas City, Mo, and was a deaconess in the Methodist Church.

She was married July 18, 1920, to Lewis Needham Hoppock in Hutchison, Kans. In 1950 they moved to Clarinda where they lived until 1967. After the death of Mr. Hoppock, former Page County engineer, Mrs. Hoppock moved to Temple, Tex.

Surviving are two sons, Dr L M Hoppock, Temple, and David L Hoppock, Richmond, Mo, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were at the St Francis Episcopal   Church   in   Temple, Tex, with burial   at   Bellwood Memorial Park.

A memorial fund was established in Mrs. Hoppock's name at the St Francis Episcopal Church, Box 1126, Temple, Tex, 76501.

[Beery, Larry]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    April 16, 1973

Beery formerly lived in Shambaugh

SHAMBAUGH - Larry Beery, member of the police department at Wichita, Kan, was found dead early Sunday with three shots in his body according to a telephone call from his father, Iven Beery, to local relatives.

He was on duty Saturday night, and investigation will hopefully discover incidents surrounding his death. He formerly lived at Shambaugh, nephew of Mrs. Ren McClarnon who received the news. His wife and two children survive him, also two brothers, a sister and numerous relatives in the Shambaugh vicinity.

His brother, Eddie, died in the late 1950's in a farm accident on the Donald Hoskins farm near here.

[Jackson, Jane Mabel Anderson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    April 16, 1973

Mrs. Ray Jackson died in Maryland

Mrs. Ray [Roy] Jackson [Jane Mabel Anderson], 67, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W T Anderson and graduate of Clarinda schools in 1924, died March 31 at her home in Chevy Chase, Md. Her husband, Capt Jackson of the U S Navy, is a native of Bedford.

Her service was held at [St.] Albans Episcopal Church at Washington, D C, and burial in the Arlington National Cemetery, the gravesite near that of the Unknown Soldier.

Her sister, Mrs. Dorothe of Dover, N J, sent the news to Clarinda friends, telling that Mrs. Jackson had undergone surgery last summer.

[Linebaugh, Mildred Bussard]

 Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 9, 1973

Mrs. Linebaugh died at Lincoln

Mrs. Wilbur (Mildred M) Linebaugh, 64, of Lincoln, Neb, died Thursday evening [July 5, 1973] at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln following an illness of about three years.

Funeral services were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Cecil Latta and Rev John Clark officiating. Aletha Hutchings was organist. Casket bearers were Jim Huitt, Larry McKinnon, David McKinnon, Martin Lee, Ed Welch and Jim Montgomery. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

She was born Nov 7, 1908, at College Springs, the daughter of David Oliver and Harriett Bast Bussard. She was married to Wilbur [Douglas] Linebaugh in 1932 at Maryville.

Mrs. Linebaugh is survived by her husband of the home in Lincoln, and four children, Mrs. John (Marilyn) Benbenek of Jamestown, N Y, Charles Adkins, and Gary Linebaugh of Lincoln, Neb, and Mrs. Donald (Kay) Mobilia of Milford, Mass. There are 16 grandchildren.

Her mother, Mrs. Harriett Bussard, is of Clarinda and two sisters are Pearl Damewood of Palatine, Ill., and Mary McKinnon of Shenandoah.    

[Wayt, Joseph Dawson]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    April 16, 1973

Joseph D Wayt former Clarindan

Joseph D [awson] Wayt, 82, former Clarindan, died Friday [April 13, 1973] at the Shenandoah hospital where he had been for six days. His illness had progressed during recent years until he was very much confined to his wheel chair.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayt have lived in Shenandoah for many years, retired from Co-Op Oil & Supply. He was born at Jefferson. After being graduated from Simpson College, Joe became the YMCA secretary in Clarinda, and later joined with Tyler Brothers in the bottling work.

His services were held this Monday. Funeral was at the United Methodist Church and burial was to be at Derby cemetery. The Rev Don Bissinger, minister of the United Methodist Church, was officiating. A prayer service at the Hackett Funeral Home was held for the family prior to the services.

Mr. Wayt is survived by his wife, Margaret [Lucille Grimes]; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Frank, of Essex, and four granddaughters.

A memorial has been established to the emphysema fund and gifts may be left with Francis (Red) Braley.