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[Wagaman, Tilden Christopher]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 8, 1973

Tilden Wagaman was marshal at New Market

Funeral services for Tilden [Christopher] Wagaman, 96, of New Market will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, at the Lavelle Funeral home, with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating.  Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

 He died Saturday morning at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha.  He had been hospitalized since Dec. 26.

He was born Oct 13, 1876, at Maryland, Pa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wagaman [Susan Ketzel]. He moved with his parents to the Hepburn area in 1882, and was married to Dora [Blanch] Farrens Feb 18, 1903. They farmed in the Clarinda area until 1936 when they moved to New Market. Mrs. Wagaman died in 1937, and he continued making his home in New Market.

He worked at the hog yards, and served as marshal in New Market. He was a regular attender at the Bedford sales every Saturday.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. [Wilma] Everene Rander of San Gabriel, California. Two sons, Floyd and Jack Wagaman of Omaha, Neb., and one brother Edd of Clarinda, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 10 brothers and two sisters.

Honorary casket bearers will be Harold Hakes, Wlllard Howes, Bill Orr, Junior Drennen, Don Farrens and Robert Malcom. Active casket bearers will be Dallas, Verlin and Merrill Larson, Wayne Geer, Terry Orr and Bob Wagaman.

Vocalist will be Mrs. Verlin Larson, accompanied by Mrs. Dean Moore.

 [Bryant, Rose Weaver]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 8, 1973

Mrs. Rose Bryant worked at MHI

Mrs. Rose Bryant, 64, of Clarinda died Sunday morning at municipal hospital where she had been admitted Thursday.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with D. L. Roberts officiating.  Gretchen Sperry will be organist. Casket bearers will be Jack Weaver, Gary Weaver, Robert Weaver, Charles Sparks, Tony Sparks and Steven Sparks. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

She was born April 6, 1908, near New Market, the daughter of Charles and Cora Smelcer Weaver.  In 1945 she was married to Ralph Bryant who died last April.  Mrs. Bryant had been foreman of the laundry room at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute before her retirement.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Mrs. John (Betty) Davis of Des Moines and Mrs. Charles (Bonny) Mellor, state of Oregon.  There are nine step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Bert Weaver, and a sister, Mrs. Goldie Sparks.

[Knizley, Jonathan Philip]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 11, 1973

Searchers locate drowned youth    

Searchers this week found the body of Jonathan [Philip] Knizley, 16, a South Page student who drowned two weeks ago while swimming at Laguna Beach, Calif.

Funeral services   are   still pending, but the body will be returned   to   this   area, local friends report.

Jonathan was visiting with his father at South Gate, Calif., at the time of the mishap. He had gone there for the holidays with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Flannagan of Clearmont, Mo, and two brothers, Steve and Eric.

[Knizley, Jonathan Philip]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 15, 1973

Services set Tuesday for Jonathan Knizley

Funeral services for Jonathan Philip Knizley, 16, whose body was recovered from the ocean off Laguna Beach, Cal, will be held Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda and burial will be in Shearer Cemetery east of Braddyville.

The youth, who with his brothers had been visiting his father, Fred Knizley for the holidays, was swept into the waves while swimming on the beach Dec 28. His body was found last week and returned here for services.

Jonathan was a junior at South Page High School, and students who wish will be allowed to attend the services Tuesday. A memorial will be planned later.

The Rev Lewis Hunter will officiate at the service at l: 30 pm at the funeral home. Singers will be Ron Hoskins, Jonathan Stimson and Wesley Harper. Organist will be Doris Damewood.  Casket bearers will be Rick Beery, Robert Compton, Tim Fine, Rick Martin, Bob Stevens and Mike Wegman.

Jonathan is survived by his father, Fred Knizley of South Gate, Cal, his mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Potts of College Springs, five brothers and sisters, Mrs. Randy (Angela Dawn) Flannagan of Clearmont, Mo, Stephen Jay Knizley of Braddyville, Eric William Knizley, Destiny Ann Potts and Ryan Ray Potts of the home at College Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stone of Braddyville are grandparents.

He was born March 27,1956, at Omaha, Neb.

[Holder, Donald H.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     January 11, 1973

Services Sunday for Donald Holder

Services will be held at 2 pm Sunday at Walker Funeral Home for Donald H. Holder, 62, brother of Mrs. Grace King of Clarinda,

He died Wednesday at Veterans Hospital in Omaha where he had been for about three weeks.  He was born Dec 26, 1910, in Clarinda to Tom and Vera Grimsley Holder, and had lived for the past 25 years in Shenandoah working at various nurseries, his last job at Mt Arbor. 

 Other survivors are three children, Bonnie Haley of Omaha, Olin Holden of Shenandoah; and Mrs. Chris  (Nancy) Collins of Shenandoah; a brother Fred of St. Joseph, Mo., and two grandchildren.

The Rev. A. R. Sorenson of Shenandoah will officiate at the service, with burial in the Clarinda cemetery.

[McAlpin, Eugene Austin]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    June 7 1976

Tuesday services for Eugene McAlpin

Funeral services for Eugene [Austin] McAlpin, 65, of Clarinda will be at 2 pm, Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with, Carl Cummings officiating.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home this Monday from 7-9 pm.

Mr. McAlpin died Saturday night at Municipal Hospital where he had been admitted on Thursday.

He was born Feb 23,1911, near New Market, the son of Willie E. [ugene] and Effie Hancher McAlpin. He was married to Maxine Plowman on Oct 23,1929. They farmed until retirement in Clarinda.

Besides his wife of the home at 614 W Tarkio, Mr. McAlpin is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ivan (Dorla) Johnson of Des Moines and two grandchildren.  Dennis McAlpin of New Market is a half-brother. Sisters are  Susanna Dougherty of Trenton, Mo, and Norma Jean Brabson of Deming, N M. Half-sisters are Mrs. Agatha Slaight and Mrs. Ruby Holland of New Market. He was preceded in death by one 1 grandchild, two half-brothers and two half-sisters.

Mr. McAlpin was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Siam.

Shirley Larson will be soloist and Carolyn Young organist. Casket bearers will be Bill, Jim, Max, Gerald and Larry McAlpin and Bill Dougherty. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery at New Market.

 [Thomas, Maynard Neil]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    June 14, 1976


Maynard Niel [Neil] Thomas was born Jan 2, 1905 and passed away June 9, 1976 at the Hand Community Hospital.

On Sept 11, 1969 he was united in marriage to Iola Walker and they have made their home at 401 So Center, Shenandoah.

He attended the Lincoln Auto and tractor school in Lincoln. He was a mechanic and a farmer. [He] Was a carpenter and in the saw sharpening trade at the time of his death.

He is survived, by his wife Iola; a daughter, Connie Barnes of Belton, Mo, a son Charles Thomas of Clarinda, 3 grandchildren, Chuckie and Cindy Thomas and Jamie Barnes.

Also by three stepsons, Charles E Walker and Allan H. Walker of Shenandoah and Sgt Dennis C. Walker stationed in Spain, 5 step grandchildren, Claudia Jo, Patricia, Bruce, Nick and Jason Walker. Two sisters, Verla Smith and Eunice Thomas of Clarinda. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Grace Hamm Thomas and a grandson.

Services were held from the Jennings Chapel with the Rev. David Stout, officiating. He was a member of the Christian Church. Caring for flowers and memory register were Mrs. Mary Adams and Mrs. Tom Nicholas.

Bearers were C.  E.  Hornbuckle, Bill Harding, Bob Hertenson, Don Cabeen, Jim Whitehill and LeRoy Vrbsky. Burial was at the Bedford Cemetery at Bedford, Iowa.

[Barclay, Kenneth Laverne]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    June 14, 1976


Kenneth Laverne Barclay, son of Neil and Martha (Hurst) Barclay was born August 29 1937, at the farm home north of Elmo and departed this life May 31, 1976, at the age of 38

He attended the Elmo Christian Church and at an early age was baptized into Christ to remain a faithful Christian throughout his life.

Kenneth received his grade school education at the Mt Tabor School north of Elmo. He attended high school at College Springs, Iowa. He was a letterman on the football team and very active in FFA receiving in his senior year Iowa State Farmer Degree, DeKalb Award. On graduation he received the Good Citizenship Award of the School.

Kenneth was very active in 4-H work being a 10-year member. He received many County, State and National Awards in livestock judging and represented the State of Missouri in the National Sheep Shearing contest at Chicago.

On July 28 1957 Kenneth was united in marriage to Geraldine Hagey of Burlington Jct., Mo. To this union was born 2 children Marty Sue 18, and Richard LaVerne 15, both of the home.

In October 1958 Kenneth purchased a farm near Clearmont where he resided until his death.

Kenneth was a professional sheep shearer along with his farming operation and in later years had been farming his fathers farm also.

As his children grew up he became an active leader in the north Nodaway 4-H Club of Hopkins, Mo.

Upon moving to their home near Clearmont, Kenneth transferred his membership to the Clearmont Christian Church, where he remained an active and faithful member until his death.

Besides his, wife, 2 children and parents, he is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Dorothy) Cavner of Clarinda, Ia. 1 Brother Jim, of Shenandoah, Ia, 2 nieces, 3 nephews and 1 great niece, 3 aunts, Mrs. Fred West, Houston, Tex, Mrs. Glenn Hull, Mrs. Floyd Graham of Elmo, 1 uncle Charles Hurst of Tarkio, Mo, 7 cousins and a host of friends.

[Ogle, Tammy Michele]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     January 18, 1973

Services held For Ogle Infant      

MASON   TWP   - Graveside services   were   held   at   the Blockton Cemetery last Friday for Tammy Michele Ogle, who was born Jan 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Bill [William Earl] Ogle [Nancy Sue Cox] of Emerson, at the Red Oak   hospital.   She   died   eight hours after birth.        

Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Christopher and William, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ogle of Bedford and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cox of Mason Township, her great grandparents Mrs. Opal Drennen of Omaha and Guy L. Ogle of Blockton.        

[Copp, Frank]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 11, 1973

Eagle Grove burial for Frank Copp

Frank Copp, 86, of Eagle Grove, father of James Copp of Clarinda, died Wednesday morning at the Municipal Hospital where he had been a patient since Christmas Day. He had been brought here by his family to be cared for during his illness.

The body has been taken from Walker Funeral Home to the Wilson Funeral Home at Eagle Grove where services will be held at 2 pm, Friday. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Eagle Grove.

Besides his son James, he is survived by one other son and three daughters.    

[Johnson, Maxine Stevens]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday January 8, 1973

Stevens' daughter died in   Okinawa

The Walter Stevens family has received word of the death of their daughter, Mrs. Barton (Maxine) Johnson, 49, last Thursday in Okinawa where she had been living while her husband was stationed with the armed forces.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda Johnson of Tucson, Ariz. Funeral arrangements are pending, but burial will be in Tucson, local relatives report.

[Cheese, Harry Turley]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday     January 1, 1973

Clarindan’s father died

Harry T. [urley] Cheese, 87, of Lenox, father of Mrs. Dale Martindale of Clarinda, died Dec 23 and services were held Wednesday from St Patrick church in Lenox with Fr Reginald Maslinski officiating. He had been [a] resident of the Lenox Nursing Home. He was born in Illinois and had been [a] Lenox resident for nearly 80 years. His other daughter is Mrs. Carl Shaw of San Francisco, Cal, and two sons, Ray of Lenox and Hal of Ft Morgan, Colo.


[Gooden, Richard]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 11, 1973

Richard Gooden CHS graduate

Funeral services for Richard Gooden were held last Friday at Wiggins, Miss, following a fatal heart attack Tuesday.

A sister, Mrs. Shirley Daise of Clearmont, attended the services.

Mr. Gooden is a CHS graduate and received additional education through the service, recently retiring after 27 years in the Air Force. He taught in a college at Gulfport, Miss.

He is survived by his wife and 18-year-old daughter, five brothers and two sisters.          


[Arthur, Grace Read]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 8, 1973

Read Arthur's mother died              

Mr. and Mrs. [John] Read Arthur [Edith Lisle] were called to Streator, Ill, by serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Fred Arthur [Grace Read], 90, and her death came unexpectedly Thursday night.     

She had been hospitalized several weeks but had left the hospital and was settled in her newly acquired quarters in a Streator nursing home. She has another son, Courtney, of Salem, Ore.

Services were being held this Monday at Streator.            

[Damewood, Howard Orlando]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 8, 1973

Howard Damewood   died suddenly      

SIAM - Funeral of Howard [Orlando] Damewood, 67, of Hopkins, was held at the funeral home in Hopkins Friday.         

Mr. Damewood died suddenly at his home in Hopkins. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Paul Spescia, and 3 grandchildren at Palm Bay, Fla.                

The Masonic Lodge at Siam held   their   services   at   the graveside, burial being in the family lot in Shearer Cemetery.


[Wubker, Emma]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday     January 11, 1973

Miss Emma Wubker died at hospital

Funeral services for Miss Emma Wubker were held Wednesday at Lavelle Funeral Home with burial in the Clarinda cemetery.

She had been in ill health in recent months, and had been a resident at West Heights Manor Nursing Home since October. Her death occurred Monday at the municipal hospital.

Miss Wubker, one of 13 children of George and Lorinda Moore Wubker, was born Oct 7, 1879 on a farm near Red Oak.

Her childhood was spent in the schools of Montgomery County and as a young woman was a bookkeeper at a meat market in Red Oak. She continued to make her home in Red Oak after her parents moved to a farm southwest of Clarinda.

After the death of her mother she came to Clarinda and she and her sister Lena kept house for their father, the home on North 17th Street. Emma and her sister, Lena, did quilting for many years in the area.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a club of close friends who met each month to visit.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nelle McDonald of New Market, and Mrs. Elsie Jackson of Denver, Colo., and a brother, John Wubker of Ogden, Utah.

The Rev Cecil Latta was officiating minister with Mrs. Gene Garrett organist. Casket bearers were Roger Shepard, Charles Little, Bill McDonald, Duane Thomas, Lewis Wells and Mike Thomas.          

[Hill, Newel C.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 8, 1973

Hill farmed near Essex

Funeral services for Newel C. Hill, 86, of near Essex were held Thursday at Hackett Funeral Home following his death New Years Day at the Shenandoah Hospital. He had been [a] patient at the hospital since Dec 14.

He was a native of Shelby County, but from 1901 to 1923 had lived in Oklahoma. After marriage to Bessie Teland at Newkirk, Okla., the couple moved to Iowa. They farmed in Southwest Iowa, and moved to northeast of Essex in 1956. His health caused him to retire in 1969.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Arthur Mill of Henderson, Nev, and two sisters, Mrs. Delia Magoffin and Mrs. Olive Sorenson of Portland, Ore.

Services were in charge of Rev Lucas Buttry, burial being in the cemetery at Mt. Etna. Bearers were Wayne Almquist, Wayne Falk, Henry Floberg, James Lundberg, Merrill Swanson and

Leland Tillman.

[Miller, Mildred Flanning]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    January 18, 1973

Mrs. Miller died in Arizona

The body of Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Miller, 63, is being returned to Iowa following her death Tuesday at Litchfield, Ariz., and services are Sunday, the funeral at 2 pm at Shenandoah United Methodist Church and burial at Shenandoah's Rose Hill cemetery.

The Miller home has been in the Norwich area, but Mr. and Mrs. Miller had gone south for the winter because of her declining health.

Mrs. Miller was past matron of Eastern Star and active in United Methodist Church at Norwich.

Immediate survivors include her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Connie) Welch Jr. of New York City; Mrs. Frank (Marilyn) Hemphill, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. David (Beverly) Groth Of Okemos, Mich.; and Mrs. William (Diane) Armstrong of Wauwatosa, Wis., and six grandchildren. Sisters are Mrs. Warren Hart of Litchfield and Mrs. Mattie Goforth of Bellevue, Neb, and a brother is Orville Flanning of Maryville, Mo.

The Rev. Don Bissinger will officiate at the services, with Hackett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.     

[Whipp, Patricia Marie Davison]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    January 1, 1973                                  

Patricia Marie Davison Whipp, daughter of Lain and Pearl Davison was born near Braddyville, June 9,1933, and passed away Dec. 22, 1972 at her home in College Springs, Iowa. As a child she lived six years in Missouri, moving with her family to Page County, where she attended Butler and College Springs schools. On May 25, 1950, she was married to Charles Whipp, Jr. Children born to this marriage were Mike, Dan, Kathy and Becky.            

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dale, in 1951. Those with whom Pat remains alive through happy memories are her husband, her children Mike and Janice Whitmore Whipp of Clarinda, Dan and Connie Matheny Whipp and grandson Marty Trevor Whipp of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Kathy and Becky of the home; also her parents, brothers Lowell, Dewey and sister, Joyce and their families, a grandmother Mrs. Merrill Davison and parents in law, Charles Whipp, Sr.

Once in an age, God sends to some of us, someone who loves us, looking through all our human imperfections, loves in us the divine ideal of our nature. We call this rarest of persons, who loves us not alone with emotion, but with understanding--A Friend.

Writer Dinah Craik has said: Oh, the    comfort--the    inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, Having neither to weigh thoughts, Nor measure words--but pouring them All right out--just as they are--Chaff and grain together-- Certain that a faithful hand will Take and sift them--     Keep what is worth keeping--And with the breath of kindness Blow the rest away.

This was Pat's gift to us.

[Wolf, John William]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday    January 23, 1917    p. 3


John [William] Wolf west of town, who has been sick with pneumonia fever, died at his home Tuesday night. The funeral services were held at the house, conducted by Rev. Nale. The remains were laid to rest in the Oak Grove [Shearer] cemetery. Mr. Wolf leaves a wife, four children, three sons and one daughter, two brothers and one sister to mourn his departure, besides a host of friends.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, January 18, 1917, p. 3

Funeral J. W. Wolfe Held This Thursday

J. [ohn] W. [illiam] Wolfe [Wolf] died at 2 o’clock Wednesday morning, Jan. 17th, at his farm home in Buchanan township, where he was born more than fifty-three years ago, and has resided there nearly all of his life. His taking away was the result of a second attack of pneumonia, of which he had one attack earlier in the winter. The funeral is held this Friday afternoon, at the church near Shearer cemetery, where he will be laid to rest, Rev. J. A. Nayle having charge of the services.

Mr. Wolfe was born Oct. 29th, 1863. In 1895 he was married to Miss Hollis Cumberland, the devoted wife who still survives him, as do the four children living at home, Carl, Orville, Vera and Ralph, the oldest of the children being about twenty years of age. Three brothers of deceased are also living, Fred of Belleville, Kans., and Abe and Simon living in Buchanan township, besides one sister, Mrs. J. W. Huddle of Clarinda.