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[Thompson, John Henry]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    November 24, 1952


Had Lived with Daughter; Funeral at New Market

John [Henry] Thompson, 87, who has been resident of New Market and Clarinda vicinities all his life, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Arlo Prigga, northeast of Clarinda early this Monday morning.

The funeral service will be Wednesday at the Methodist church in New Market, with Rev H N Hulse, retiring United Brethren minister, in charge. The burial will be in Memory cemetery just west of New Market.

Mr Thompson has been with his daughter since March, and was for a while with another daughter, Mrs Bessie Hazelton on south 16th street in Clarinda. His wife died in August 1951. Other children besides Mrs Prigga and Mrs Hazelton are James of California, Ernest of New Market, Aubrey of Gravity and Jessie Peterman of New Market.

[Oliver, Myrtle Estella Lomax]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    September 19, 1966

25 years Shambaugh resident, Mrs Oliver died in Maryville

Mrs Myrtle Estella Oliver, 79, Shambaugh resident until moving to Maryville two years ago, died Thursday [September 15, 1966] at the Maryville hospital following a brief illness.

She was born Sept 26, 1886, at Albany, the daughter of the late Elisha A [llen] and Mary Ross Lomax. She was married Dec 25, 1910, at Albany, to Martin Luther Oliver. She had lived at Shambaugh for 25 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services were this Monday at Maryville and burial in Maryville cemetery.

Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs George Hunter of Higginsville, Mrs Zelma A Akes of Maryville and Mrs Charles Wardlow of Burlington; one son, Curtis Oliver of Bedford, nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

[Williams, Jaymes L. “Jimmy”]

Clarinda Herald Journal

April 1973

Six states represented at Williams funeral

SHAMBAUGH, April    9   —Persons attending funeral services April 7 for Jimmy Williams, 16, included M / M John Kehoe, Mrs Mary Kirkpatrick, Mrs Addie Williams, Des   Moines; M/M Roe Mace, Omaha; M/M John Fitchorn, Valley, Neb; Dan Meyers, Oberlin, Kans; M/M Dale Stipes, Penny Jo and Gary, Greeley, Colo; M/M    Joe Williams, Lora   and   Jeanne, M/M   Micky   Williams, M/M Bill Hohiemer, Kansas City, Mo; Betty Nelson, Council Bluffs and mother, Mrs   Lavitta   Root   of   Clarinda, Evelyn Eblen, Davee and Shawn, Fontanelle; the Rev Ray   Draper,   Canton,   O;   Mrs Vera Baker and Wilma Price of  Hamlet.  Others attending the funeral   came from   Stanton, Braddyville, Shenandoah, Coin, College Springs, Clarinda   and   Shambaugh.

[Johnson, Merle McLeod]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Mrs Si Johnson was Coin native

Funeral services for Mrs Si (Merle) Johnson, 84, were held Friday from the Coin Methodist Church following her death Tuesday at the Shenandoah hospital. She had been hospitalized from a recent stroke, which occurred at her home seven weeks ago.

Surviving is her husband Si of Coin, a son, William Johnson of Kansas City, Mo, a daughter, Mrs John (Maxine) Miller of Redwood City, Cal, and two grandchildren.

The daughter of William and Eva Whitney McLeod, she was born at Coin, on March 24, 1889. One of a family of six children, she attended and graduated from the Coin public schools, later attending and graduating from Casters Beauty School at St Joseph, Mo. She returned to Coin where she operated her beauty shop for a number of years.

On Jan 24, 1912, Merle married Silas H [avermale] Johnson at Coin; Mr and Mrs Johnson would have observed their 62nd wedding anniversary on Jan 24.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother Frank McLeod, four sisters, Mrs Charles (Grace) Hatch; Mrs Clayton   (Hollie) Hatch; Mrs Frank (Nina) Houser; and Mrs Fred (Jessie) Murphy.

The Rev Lawrence P Fitzpatrick officiated at the services on Dec 14, Hackett Funeral Home making arrangements. Soloist at the United Methodist church service was Mrs William Smiley, organist Mrs Robert Reece, caring for the flowers Mrs Dale Earwood and Mrs Elmer Mascher, at memory register Mrs Melvin Merkle and usher W G Yeisley.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Casket bearers were Paul Eglehoff, Sidney Hatch, Glen James, Elmer Mascher, Melvin Merkle and Raymond James.

[James, Ralph David]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    December 17, 1973

Services scheduled   for Ralph D James   

Ralph D [avid] James, 68, of rural Coin died at 7 am Sunday [December 16, 1973] at Hand Community Hospital in Shenandoah. A life-long resident of Fremont and Page counties, Mr James had been in poor health for the last five years.

Services will be held at 11 am Tuesday at the Coin United Methodist Church with the Rev L P Fitzpatrick officiating. A family prayer service will precede the funeral at 10:45 am. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Mr James farmed in the Locust Grove and Northboro vicinities until moving into the town of Coin in 1968.

Survivors include: his wife, Mildred [Armstrong] of Coin; one son, Cpl Michael [David] James of Washington, D C; one daughter, Mrs Floyd (Joyce) Tripp of Sioux Falls, S D; two grandchildren; five brothers, Ernest of Mesa, Ariz, Glenn of Blanchard, Clarence of Shenandoah, Loren of Braddyville and Carl of Apache Junction, Ariz; four sisters, Mrs Roy W (Hattie) Swett of Long Beach, Calif, Mrs James (Carrie) Dewey of Aurora, Colo, Mrs Orville (Marjorie) Gwartney of Omaha and Mrs Claude (Ferne) Gregg of Springfield, Mo.

A memorial fund is being established for Mr James. Gifts may be left with Mrs James Cowen or Hackett Funeral Home.

[James, Ralph David]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973


Ralph David James was born April 11, 1905 in Locust Grove Township to John [Henry] and [Mary] Lorena [Van Syckel] James. He passed away on December 16 at the Hand Community Hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa.

The son of Mr and Mrs John H [enry] James, he spent his early life in Locust Grove Township until he married Mildred Armstrong. After their marriage they farmed and lived in Page and Fremont Counties. To this union were born Mrs Floyd (Joyce) Tripp of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Marine Corporal Michael David James with the Security Section, Marine Executive Flight Detachment, Washington DC.

Surviving besides his wife and two children are five brothers and sisters. They are Mrs Roy (Hattie) Swett, Long Beach, California; Ernest [Stewart] of   Mesa, Arizona; Mrs   Claude   (Ferne) Gregg, Springfield, Missouri; Glen of Northboro; Clarence   of Shenandoah; Mrs James    (Carrie) Dewey    of    Aurora, Colorado; Carl   of   Apache   Junction, Arizona; Loren of Braddyville, Iowa and Mrs   Orville   (Marjorie) Gwartney   of Omaha, Nebraska. Also there are two grandchildren, Susan   and   James   of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

He was   preceded   in   death   by   his parents.

Services were held at the Coin United     Methodist Church, Coin, and he was laid   to   rest   at   the    Locust   Grove Cemetery. Rev Lawrence P Fitzpatrick     spoke   the   words   of   comfort, Mrs William   Smiley    being    soloist, Mrs Robert   Reece   organist   and   accompanist, Mrs   Dale   Earwood   and   Mrs Dorothy   Van   Duzor   cared   for   the     flowers, W C Yeisley was usher and     bearers were Walter Armstrong, James Gwartney, John   James, Raymond James, Dan    Kingery   and    Franklin Manes. Funeral arrangements were by Hackett-Funeral Home.

[Raynor, Louise Wilhelmina Schwanebeck Barrows]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    December 10, 1973

Mrs Raynor died following stroke

Mrs Louise W [ilhelmina] Raynor, 78, of Clarinda died early Friday morning [December 7, 1973] at Municipal Hospital where she had been admitted Thursday following a stroke.

She was born April 7, 1895, at Fontanelle, the daughter of Edward [Ernest] Schwanebeck and Ursula Baier. She was married to Clarence Barrows and later Lloyd Raynor who preceded her in death. Mrs Raynor had worked at Mental Health Institute for over 25 years before her retirement. She lived and operated a rooming house at 315 E Washington St.

Mrs Raynor is survived by two sons, Ralph Barrows of Clarinda, and Dale Barrows of Stockton, Cal. There is one grandchild.

Carl Schwanebeck of Knoxville is a brother. Sisters are Mary Walker of Clarinda, Lena Woods of Orient, Helen Elliott, of Clarinda, Alice Carter of Des Moines, Alta Bauer of Phoenix, Ariz, Ethel Rhodes of Tooele, Utah, Myrtle   Richards   of Bridgewater, and Frances McClure of Stuart.

Services for Mrs Raynor were being held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with D L Roberts officiating. Mrs Helen Hall Hoskinson was organist. Casket bearers were Jack Krise, Elmer Britt, Tom Gray, Dick Gray, Harland Prather and Laurence Higgins. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

 [Raynor, Louise Wilhelmina Schwanebeck Barrows]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    December 13, 1973


Louise   W   [ilhelmina] Raynor, daughter   of Edward   E [rnest] Schwanebeck   and   Ursula Baier   was   born   Apr   7, 1895    at Fontanelle, Iowa. She suffered a severe stroke the afternoon of Thursday, Dec 6 and passed away early Friday morning Dec 7, 1973 at the Clarinda Municipal    Hospital at the age of 78 years and 8 months.

She was married to Clarence Barrows   and to this union 2 sons were born. She was later married to Lloyd Raynor. She was preceded in   death   by   her two husbands, parents and 2 brothers.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Dale Barrows   of   Stockton, Calif, Ralph Barrows   of   Clarinda, one   granddaughter Marta Barrows of Provo, Utah and    her    stepmother    Mrs    Anna Schwanebeck   of Tooele, Utah.   Carl Schwanebeck of Knoxville is a brother. Sisters are Mary Walker of Clarinda, Lena Woods of Orient, Helen Elliott of Clarinda, Alice Carter of Des Moines, Alta   Bauer   of   Phoenix, Ariz, Ethel Rhodes   of   Tooele, Utah, Myrtle Richards of Bridgewater and Frances McClure of Stuart.

Mrs Raynor was employed at what was then called   the   Clarinda   State Hospital   for   over   25    years.    She   graduated from the practical   nurses training course that was offered at that time and taught by Supt Max E Witte MD. She was night supervisor for a number of years. She was a friend to and had concern for the people under her care and kept up a correspondence   with many of them over the years. She   loved her work at the hospital and it was with deep regret that she resigned in 1945 due to ill health. She had been confined to a wheel chair the past six years   but continued   to   operate   her rooming house with the help of many   people, in   particular two very   good friends of long standing.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, among them many shut-ins   with whom she enjoyed pleasant telephone conversations.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home Dec 10, D L Roberts officiating. Mrs Helen Hoskinson at the organ played "How Great Thou Art” and   the  "Lord's   Prayer".    Casket bearers were Jack Krise, Elmer   Britt, Tom Gray, Dick Gray, Harland   Prather and Laurence Higgins.   Interment was in the Clarinda Cemetery.       

[Adams, Tracy Ellsworth]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Stroke fatal to Tracy A. Adams

COIN — Tracy E [llsworth] Adams, 59, who had attended the town council meeting Thursday as last meeting of his term, died Saturday. He had a stroke at his home here, and was dead on arrival at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital.

He had not been well since an illness in 1972, but had continued to be active. He had sold his business last July to a brother, Clinton, after many years of soil conservation work. His heavy machinery formed many of the terraces and ponds in Southwest Iowa.

The funeral is to be Wednesday. The church service at Coin United Methodist will be at 2 pm with the Rev Lawrence P Fitzpatrick officiating. Military grave service will be in charge of fellow members of Harris-Flowers Legion post 565 at the Elmwood Cemetery at edge of Coin.

A memorial is being established, Mrs Herman Randolph and Hackett Funeral Home named in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce [Stump], daughter, Mrs Michael (Connie Marie) Irvin, and two brothers, Clinton [Raymond] and Kenneth [Dean], of the Coin community. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Leonard [Milton].

In addition to his community service on the town council, he was member of the fire department. He had served in World War II.

[Adams, Tracy Ellsworth]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973


Tracy Ellsworth Adams, son of Grace [Augusta] Polsley Adams and Elza [Ellsworth William] Adams, was born Nov 11, 1914 at Coin. Iowa. He died Dec 16, 1973 at the age of 59 years, 1 month and 5 days, following several years of failing health.

He attended the College Springs and Coin Public Schools. On June 1,1941 he was   united in   marriage with Joyce Stump at Albany, Mo. Their marriage was blessed with one daughter Connie Marie.

April 27,1942 he entered the US Army and served as Tech 3, 56th Station Hospital. Following service in the European, Mid-East, and African Campaigns he was separated from the service at Fort Sheridan, Ill. on Jan 3, 1946.

Tracy and Joyce made their home in Coin and he was engaged in soil conservation work, operating heavy machinery to form many of the terraces and ponds in southwest Iowa. In July of last year he sold his business to his brother Clinton.

Tracy was presently serving on the Coin Town Council and as a member of the Coin Fire Department. He was a member of Harris-Flowers American Legion Post 568.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother Leonard [Milton].

Surviving is his wife Joyce, daughter Connie   Marie   Irvin   and   son-in-law Michael [Allen] Irvin and two brothers Clinton [Raymond] and   Kenneth  [Dean] Adams all   of   Coin, a number of other relatives and many friends.

A good friend and loyal citizen he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Services for Mr Adams were held Dec 19 at the Coin United Methodist church with the Rev Lawrence P Fitzpatrick officiating. Soloist was William Mannasmith and organist Mrs Milton Dowell. Caring for the flowers were Mrs Everett Booton, Mrs Dale Earwood, Mrs Carl Polsley, at the memory register, Mrs Herman Randolph and ushers, Dale Brownlee and Edwin Hascall.

Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery at Coin, with military rites by Harris- Flowers Legion Post. Honorary bearers were members of the Coin Fire Department. Active bearers were, Everett Booton, Tom Murphy, Lester Olsen, Carroll Polsley, Lloyd Polsley and Herman Randolph.

Hackett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Adams, Kenneth]

December 1973


Kenneth Adams, oldest son of Mrs C [ora] Ethel [Savage] Adams of New Market, passed away Dec 7th in the hospital at Las Vegas, Nev at the age of 64 years.

He was born at New Market, Iowa Feb 12, 1909. He graduated from Clarinda High School.

He has been in ill health for the last year and half.

He is survived by his wife Marguerite F [Munsell] and daughters, Judy and husband, Joyce and husband, 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild, his mother of New Market, brothers Raymond, Gravity, Iowa; Harold of Alamosa, Colo. Warren of Las Vegas, Nev, Keith of Osawatomie, Kansas; sisters Helen [Maude] Parks, Gravity, Iowa; Marge Knapp, Blue River, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his father, [John] Manford Adams: sister, Theo [Viola] Greenway, brothers, Leslie, Ronald and Claude (Babe) Adams of New Market, Iowa.

[Reed, Beulah Margaret Dow]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Saturday services for Mrs Beulah Reed

Funeral services for Mrs Beulah [Margaret] Reed, 68, of Clarinda will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, with Dr J D Almes officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Mrs Reed died Wednesday afternoon at her residence, 222 North 17th, in Clarinda.

She was born Jan 15, 1905, in East River Township, the daughter of Ben and Jennie Davison Dow. She attended rural school and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1923. She was married to Harold [Llewellyn] Reed Dec 20, 1924, at Clarinda, and was employed at both banks in Clarinda, Lisle Corp and the Model Dairy.

She was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church and was very active in the Senior Citizens organization in Clarinda.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 8:30 pm, Friday at Lavelle Funeral Home

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Max (Jennie V) James of Omaha, two sons, Allen of College Springs and Ferrell of Clarinda, one sister, Mrs John (Verla) McCoy of Clarinda, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the Westminster United Presbyterian Church.

[McElroy, Clarence Harold]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Harold McElroy, 62, died after illness

COIN — [Clarence] Harold McElroy, 62, who moved from Clarinda in 1942, died at Wichita, Kan, after several months of illness. Mrs Amy Wagaman, Paul and Ralph McElroy from this area plan to drive down for the funeral, which is at 10 a m Wednesday at Wichita.

He was born in Clarinda, son of Mr and Mrs [Albert] Harry McElroy [Myrtle Fletcher]. He has been a construction worker. His wife, Marie, and son, Buddy, are among the survivors. A sister, Mrs Dale Bennet, lives in Phoenix. Ariz.

[Hansen, W. P.]                    [Earhart, Robert Wayne “Bob”]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

2 deaths in Earhart family

Two deaths have occurred in the family of Mrs Helen [Louise] Earhart. Her brother, W P Hansen 85, died Dec 14 at Central City, Neb and a nephew, Robert [Wayne] Earhart, died Dec 20 at Overland Park, Kans.

Bob had been a Clarinda resident and attended his 1943 class reunion last summer. He was retired, being in ill health for several years. He is survived by a wife, son and two stepsons.

[Hughes, Jesse Lee]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Jesse Hughes services Friday

Jesse Lee Hughes, 68, longtime Clarinda resident, died Wednesday morning at the Municipal Hospital where he had been five days. He was found in his home by a neighbor and taken to the hospital by the rescue unit.

Mr Hughes was born May 18, 1905, at Clarinda, the son of Arthur and Nellie Young Hughes. He was the radio repairman at Benedict Music Shop before retirement. Mr Hughes was one of the first ham radio operators in this community.

Services for Mr Hughes will be at 1:30 pm Friday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating. Mrs Ronald Perry will be organist. Casket bearers will be M L Hughes, Martin Hentsch, Jim Harper, Tom Williams, Noris Freeman and Glen Sunderman. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.

Only survivors are cousins including Mrs Frank Young of Clarinda.

[Howe, Darlene Warrick]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Clarinda burial for Mrs Howe

Graveside services were being held at the Clarinda Cemetery this Thursday afternoon for Mrs Leonard (Darlene) Howe, 45, of Council Bluffs, who died Tuesday at a Council Bluffs hospital following an extended illness.

She was born Nov 19, 1928, in Hawleyville, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Calvin Warrick, and attended schools in Clarinda. She worked for the Douglas County Assistance office in Omaha, living at Portsmouth six years and Council Bluffs 13 years.

Survivors include her husband, her mother, Mrs Calvin (Helen) Warrick of Clarinda, four sisters, Mrs Elmer (Betty) Wohlert of Escondido, Cal, Mrs Darrell (Delores) Pearson of Denver, Colo, Mrs George (Kay) Milan of Indianapolis, Ind, and Mrs Pete (Sandra) Prather of Clarinda, and five brothers, Darrell Warrick of Coos Bay, Ore, Kenneth Warrick of North Bend, Ore, Jack Warrick of Omaha, and Darwin and Larry Warrick of Clarinda.

Mrs Howe was preceded in death by her father, two brothers and a sister.

Services also were held this Thursday morning in Council Bluffs.     

[Graham, Arthur Eugene]

Clarinda Herald Journal

December 1973

Arthur E Graham died at hospital

Arthur E [ugene] Graham, 96, died Tuesday morning at the Municipal Hospital where he had been one day.

Mr Graham had lived in Clarinda for four years and in the Nodaway community before moving here. He was born at Perry on Jan 24, 1877. He had been a farmer and had taken care of cemeteries in the Nodaway area for many years.

He is survived by three children: Ruth Graham of Clarinda, Earl Graham of Aurora, Colo, and Mrs Lowell (Mary) Rucker of Clarinda. There are three grandchildren and 5 great  grandchildren.

Services for Mr Graham were held this Thursday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Mrs Ronald Perry was organist.

Casket bearers were Calvin Haley, Dale Stalder, Hobert Briggs, Jim Haley, Delmar Haley and Harlan Pond. Burial was in the Methodist North Grove Cemetery near Nodaway.

[Stevenson, Anna Mary Collins]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    December 27, 1973

Mrs Mary Stevenson Page County native

Mrs   [Anna] Mary   Stevenson, 98, lifelong resident of Page County, died early Sunday morning [December 23, 1973] at Gillespie Rest Home where she had been since last April.

A resident of College Springs, she was born Dec 11, 1875, in Page County, the daughter of Charles [Newton] and   Sarah Frances (Jeffery) Collins. She was the widow of Lisle [Carlisle] Stevenson who died in 1955. Mr Stevenson had operated the Stevenson Mercantile Co and funeral business in College Springs for many years.

Mrs Stevenson is survived by seven children, Frances Kerbaugh, of Buffalo, Mo, Newton and Erskine Stevenson of College Springs, Mrs Carl (Esther) Thiel of Lake Park, Venetta Wise and Mrs Carl (Laura) Still of Des Moines, and Neva Radford, of Nebraska City, Nebr. There are 8 grandchildren, 22 great [grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs Stevenson were held this Thursday afternoon at the United Presbyterian Church at College Springs with Rev W D Martin officiating. Bessie Whigham was organist and Ruth Anderson and Joe McKinley singers. Mrs Bill Dugan and Mrs Kenneth McCalla were at the registers. Ushers were Bill Whipp and John Kenagy.

Casket bearers were John Cabeen, Harold Martin, Bill Dugan, Ernest Borthwick, Angus McIntosh and Kenneth McCalla. Burial was in Maple Hill cemetery at College Springs and with Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.