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[Walker, Donald]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    July 30, 1973

Walker long-time city businessman

Donald Walker, 65, longtime Clarinda businessman, died early Saturday morning [July 28, 1973] at Municipal Hospital following a short illness.


Mr Walker had lived in Clarinda for over 40 years and had operated the Walker Plumbing Co until his retirement less than a month ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He was born Jan 23, 1908, at Clearmont, Mo, the son of William and Dora Ellen Golay Walker. On Aug 17, 1929, he was married to Helen Honaker who survives.

Besides his wife of the home at 110 East Logan, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs Ralph (Donna) Johnson of Clarinda and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Four sisters are Mrs Nellie Elrod of Council Bluffs, Mrs Nancy Drain of Ravenwood, Mo, Mrs Paul (Iva) Whipp of Wichita, Kan, and Mrs Guy (Irene) Fults of Clarinda. He was preceded in death by one son who died in infancy.

Funeral services for Mr Walker were held this Monday morning at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Lester Greenwood officiating. H E Richardson and Alan Jackson were soloists and Norma Kramer organist. Casket bearers were Don Winger, Gary Larabee, Perry Antrim, Dennis Drain, Earl Leakey and Craig Larabee. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.           


[Biggerstaff, Mabel Marie Bownes]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Mrs Wm Biggerstaff was Free Methodist minister

Mrs William F (Mabel Marie) Biggerstaff, 68, who served as minister of the Free Methodist Church here for two years, died Saturday at the Osteopathic Hospital in Kansas City where she had been a patient for a week.

Services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday at   Walker Funeral Home with Rev Earl Melton and Rev Jack DuBrava officiating. Burial will be in the Mt Zion Cemetery near Tabor. Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund    in    memory    of    Mrs Biggerstaff.

Mrs Biggerstaff was the oldest child of Thomas W [illiam] and Ettie Older Bownes and was born Dec 28, 1905 on a farm near Athelstan. The family moved to Tabor in the fall of 1918 where Mabel enrolled at the Missionary Bible School. She was converted Jan 22,1920, at the   Faith   Home   Church   and helped in Sunday school in the area under the American Sunday School.

On May 23,1924, she was united in marriage to William Franklin Biggerstaff. To the union were born nine children, a daughter dying in infancy.

She worked with her husband from the time of their marriage on Free Methodist circuits in the West Iowa Conference, serving at Mt Ayr, Boone, Coon Rapids, Sac City, Gravity and Sioux City. He served six years as Evangelist and she served at Ruthven.

After the death of her husband, Dec 14, 1960, at Sioux City, she served the conference year out and moved to Ogden for six years, then to Clarinda for two years. She was womans Missionary delegate twice for the General Conference.

Her children include Willis of Olathe, Kans, Ronald of Cottage Grove, Minn, Donald of Arvada, Colo, Darlene Switzer, Loveland, Colo, Mildred Pazzato, Woodbridge, Va, Greta Simon and Norma Rosewall of Des Moines, and Hazel Reusch, Kansas City, Mo.

Additional survivors are 27 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one brother, Vilas Bownes of Clarinda, a sister, Mrs Viola Elmore of Seattle, Wash, and her father, Thomas Bownes of Clarinda.       

[Andrew, Vivian McCoy]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Services Friday for Mrs Andrew

Mrs Ralph (Vivian) Andrew, 74, of New Market died Monday [November 5, 1973] at Colonial Manor in Corning, and services will be at 2 pm Friday at the New Market Methodist Church with the Rev Charles Bissinger officiating. Burial will be in the Guss cemetery.

Visitation is this Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford. Casket bearers at the services will be Laurence Andrew, Warren Andrew, Dean Anderson, Bill Pratt, Wesley Glassgow and Otis Wood.

Mrs Andrew was born Nov 24, 1898, in Page County, the oldest daughter of H[arley] C and Maude Negley McCoy.

Survivors include her husband, a son, Adrain of Shenandoah; a daughter, Mrs Dale (Doris) Anderson of Martelle; two brothers, Ted McCoy of Villisca and Alva of Spokane, Wash; sisters Mrs Harry (Mabel) Cooney of Villisca, Mrs Roy (Maravene) Springs of Brooks and Mrs Ray (Reva) Stamps of Gravity; a sister-in-law, Mrs Pearl McCoy of Clarinda, and four grandchildren.

[Cline, Morva Taylor]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    May 21, 1973

Mrs Cline died in Kansas City

Funeral services for Mrs Morva [Taylor] Cline, 77, of Kansas City were held Saturday [May 19th] at Walker Funeral Home with Carl Cummings of Bedford officiating.

Mrs Cline died Wednesday evening [May 16, 1973] at her home in Kansas City following a long illness. Mrs Zella Ridenour was organist and Jim McAlpin soloist. Casket-bearers were Eldon Taylor, Ivan Taylor, Marvin Borden, Milo Borden, Harold Foster, Jim McAlpin and Verlin Cade.

Burial was in the Dallas Center Cemetery north of New Market.

[Williams, Donald E.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Donald Williams died after vehicle crash

Donald E Williams, 64, was dead on arrival at the Municipal Hospital Sunday noon following an accident near his farm home north of Clarinda. His car was ditched, a heart attack believed to have caused him to lose control.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at the Rose Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev Lester Greenwood and Rev Carl Cummings officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The vocalist will be Melvin Royer, accompanied by Mrs William Kramer. Ushers will be Steve and Dennis Williams. In charge of the register book will be Mrs Victor Pollert.

Casket bearers will be Arnold and Rennig Fastenau, Victor Pollert, Don Miller, Calvin Williams and Clemmeth Crussell.

He was born Aug 5, 1909, at Clarinda, the son of George and Maggie Apley Williams. He attended rural schools and graduated from Clarinda High School.

He was married to Euna Newberry on April 27, 1935, at Clarinda. They farmed north of Clarinda. Mrs Williams died in April of 1959. Since that time he and his mother have lived together on the family farm.

He was a member of the Rose Hill United Methodist Church, Nodaway Lodge No 140 AF&AM Chapter 29 Royal Arch Masons of Clarinda and Tyre Council No 32 at Shenandoah.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Francis (Reta) Diggs and Mrs Wallace (Geraldine) Klakken of Gravity and Mrs Jim (Kristin) Teachout of Stanton; his mother, Mrs Maggie Williams of Clarinda, six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Basil  (Alberta) Mclntyre of Burlington Jct. Mo, and Mrs Ruth Morrow of Van Nuys, Cal.

Masonic services by Nodaway Lodge No 140 AF&AM will be conducted this Monday evening at 8 pm, at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with Calvin Luther as worshipful master.

Memorials may be directed to the Rose Hill United Methodist Church.

[Anderson, Hilda Sundberg]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    November 5, 1973

Mrs J J Anderson died at hospital

Services for Mrs J J (Hilda) Anderson, 83, of Clarinda were being held this Monday afternoon at the Lavelle Funeral Home, with the Rev Cecil Latta and the Rev Clarence Moore officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah.

The vocalist was Mrs Maurice Rarick, accompanied by Mrs Gene Garrett. The casket bearers were her grandsons and included, Joe, Carl, Matthew and Dean Anderson, Randall Garrett and Merrill Larson.

She died Friday evening [November 2, 1973] at the Municipal Hospital, after being hospitalized for 12 days.

Born Nov 13,1890, at Essex, the daughter of Olaf and Anna Johnson Sundberg, she was reared in the Essex area where she was graduated from high school.

She taught school in the rural area there for five years and was married to Joseph J [okin] Anderson on March 10, 1914, at Omaha, Neb. They lived at Sharpsburg for five years after their marriage then moved to a farm north of New Market, moving to Clarinda in 1968, to 420 N 19th.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clarinda.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother. She is survived by [her] husband, three sons, Duane of New Market, Ronald of Hutchinson, Kan, and Dale of Martelle; two daughters, Mrs Kenneth (Lois) Garrett of Clarinda and Mrs Wayne (Elynor) Kerr of Rockville, Md, 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

[Scott, Laura Mae Glines]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    June 21, 1973

Albert Glines' sister died

Mrs Laura Mae Scott, 79, sister of Albert Glines of Clarinda, died Tuesday [June 19, 1973] at the hospital in Maryville and services for her were held this Thursday at Price Funeral Home with burial in the Hopkins cemetery.

She had had a brief illness, hospitalized only a day. She is survived by a son, Frank Scott of Maryville and sister, Mrs John Broadstone of McFall. Her husband, Sherman D Scott, died in January of 1948.

[Fine, Stephen Clem]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    May 10, 1973

Stephen Fine died   from gun wounds

Stephen Clem Fine, 20, of Braddyville died Tuesday night [May 8, 1973] at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital from injuries received last week in a gun accident.

He was a 1971 graduate of New Market High School and had been engaged in farming near Braddyville. He was born Aug 22, 1952 at Maryville.

Services will be at 2 pm Friday at Wray Memorial United Methodist Church in Hopkins, Mo, with Rev Cecil Latta of Clarinda and Rev David Carlson of Oakland, Neb, officiating. Pallbearers are to be Ed Daly, Steven Wood, Rodger Leek, Duane Hartstack, Rolland Carlson and Alan Burwell. Maurice Peve is soloist and Leta Wiley organist. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, the former Teresa Tornholm, to whom he was married last March 9, his parents, Mr and Mrs Roy Fine of Braddyville, a brother, Roy Maurice Fine Jr, of Braddyville, and a grandfather, Galen Russell of Hopkins.

A memorial fund is being established at the Wray church, and contributions can be left at Wilson Grocery in Hopkins or with Rev Loren Daly of New Market.       

[Griffith, Larry Eldon]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Monday    November 19, 1973

Plane crash kills Larry Griffith

A young friend was with Larry, their plane taking off when it went down, and both were victims. Larry and his father, Eldon, had been flying earlier in the day from the landing strip, which is maintained on the Griffith farm.

Larry [Eldon] Griffith, 30, of Wiggins, Colo, who formerly lived near College Springs, was killed Saturday evening [November 17, 1973] in a plane crash at Wiggins.

He was born April 23, 1943.

Survivors include his wife Marsha (Miller), formerly of Siam, and two children, Troy, nine, and Lori, seven. Also surviving are his parents, Mr and Mrs Eldon Griffith [Opal Dugan], who lived in this area before moving to Colorado, and two sisters, Mrs Melvin (Janice) Callan of Loveland, Colo, and Mrs Ralph (Rosalee) Hixson of Omaha. Grandparents include Mr and Mrs Doug Griffith of Clarinda.

Funeral services will be Tuesday.

Larry was a graduate of South Page High School.

Among those who are going to Colorado to be with the family are Mr and Mrs Perry Griffith, Mr and Mrs Dwight Griffith, Mr and Mrs Bill Dugan, Mr and Mrs Doug Griffith, Mrs Mary Good, and Myron Blair.               


[Griffith, Larry Eldon]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973


Larry went to his eternal home, Nov 17,1973, at the age of 30 years.

Larry was born April 23, 1943 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Eldon and Opal Dugan Griffith.

He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church at College Springs and spent his boyhood in that community.

He was united in marriage to Marsha Ann Miller on Nov 25, 1962. To this union were born two children, Troy Eldon and Lori Ann, to whom he never missed a day saying, I love you.

In 1965 the family moved to Colorado. The first year was spent in Loveland and since then in the Fort Morgan and Wiggins area.

He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and served Christ his redeemer with steadfast devotion. He was a friend to all those that knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha, Troy, 9, and Lori, 8: his parents Eldon and Opal Griffith of Ft Morgan; sisters: Mrs Ralph (Rosalee) Hixson of Omaha and Mrs Melvin (Janice) Callen of Loveland; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and hosts of other relatives and friends.

Services were held Tuesday, Nov 20, 1973 at the Church of Christ in Ft Morgan, Colo with the Rev W B Johnston officiating.       

Casket bearers were Steve Neel, James Decker, Steve Wenger, Russell Scofield, Rodney Barnhart and Curtis Wiederspan. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery, Ft Morgan.

[Buchanan, Charles Henry, Sr.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Thursday    November 22, 1973


Charles Henry Buchanan Sr, son of William and Mary Jane Miller Buchanan, was born June 6, 1883 at Boonville, Iowa. He passed away at the Davidson Guest Home, Clearmont, Missouri, November 17, 1973 having attained the age of 90 years, 5 months, 11 days.

He left home at the early age of sixteen to work as a meat cutter in Valley Junction, Iowa, which is now West Des Moines. On June 6, 1909 he was united in marriage with Blanche M Taylor. Their home was blessed with three children.

He continued working as a meat cutter until age 82 when he came to make his home with his daughter. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed cultivating flowers and gardening. He was well known in the Des Moines vicinity and was liked by every one he worked with. He especially enjoyed all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his wife on January 14,1957, his son William M, in 1962, one brother and one sister.

Surviving are his daughter Eleanor, Mrs Edwin Burkhalter of Coin, Iowa, son, Charles H Buchanan Jr of Santa Ana, California; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren: 3 half sisters; 5 half brothers, and his stepmother.

Services   were   held   from    Hackett Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa on

Tuesday, Nov 20, 1973 at 2 pm. Words of comfort were by Rev Lawrence P Fitzpatrick.

Caring for flowers were Mrs Terry Burkhalter and Mrs Art Johnston. Organist was Mrs Margaret Woods. Casket bearers were Douglas Buchanan, William Buchanan, Terry Burkhalter, David Dunn, Gerald Dunn and Ronald Taylor.

Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery, Coin, Iowa.     

[Boylan, Jennie Permelia Henn]

Clarinda Herald Journal

September 1973

Mrs Boylan was active in community, church work

Mrs William (Jennie) Boylan, 94, one of Northboro's strong community workers throughout her active years, died Thursday at the Shenandoah hospital, and services were held Sunday from the Northboro United Methodist Church and at Union Grove cemetery with Hackett Funeral Home making arrangements.

Her husband, who was superintendent of schools at Northboro, later farmed and was a restaurant operator, died April 14, 1932. Since then, Mrs Boylan has had her residence with sons at Blanchard, her sister, Tilla Cato, at Northboro and since 1948 with a son, Don, at Shenandoah.

Jennie Parmelia [Permelia] Henn, daughter of Philip and Anna Roub Henn, was born on a farm near Walkerville, west of Northboro, on Sept 10, 1879. She was graduated from West Point rural school and attended Tarkio and Simpson colleges. She taught school until her marriage to William Otis Boylan on Dec 28, 1904. They had three sons, Karl [Thomas], Don and [Walter] Glen, and made a home for two nieces, Hazel and Dorothy Boylan.

At an early age she united with the West Point Church. In the Northboro Methodist Church she served as president of the WSCS and was an enthusiastic organizer of the Lord's Acre day. She was presented with a WSCS life membership.

Family, gardening, and afghan making kept her busy and she had membership in the Country Guild and the JOC class of the Shenandoah United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four sisters, and four brothers. Survivors include three sons: Karl [Thomas] of Northboro, Don of Shenandoah and [Walter] Glen of Blanchard; six grandchildren, five great - grandchildren, one sister, Mrs Will (Lillian) Chapman of Northboro and nieces and nephews.

Officiating at the services were Rev Raymond C Lott and Rev Richard Russell; music furnished by Miss Ann Merkle, Mrs Ben Crain; assisting with the flowers, Mrs Edd Chapman, Mrs Ted Edwards, Mrs Edward Rhoades Jr; at memory register, Mrs Joseph O'Hara, Mrs Carl Stephens; ushers, Don Hensleigh and Byron Honan.

Casket bearers included Ronald Barlow, Carl Boylan, Jerry Boylan, Francis Chapman, P. Jon Miller and Ronald Stewart.

[Kellogg, Jessie Pearl Shields Fine Shearer]

Clarinda Herald Journal

May 1973

Services held for Mrs Kellogg

Funeral services for Mrs [Jessie] Pearl Kellogg, 89, of Braddyville were held Sunday afternoon at the Braddyville United Methodist Church with Rev Clarence Landis officiating. Mrs Kellogg died Thursday afternoon at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital.

She was born March 19, 1884, near Hamburg, the daughter of Isaac [Bounty] and Mary [Ann] Watts Shields. She spent most of her life in Taylor and Page counties.

On Dec 24, 1902, she was married to Delbert Fine, who died July 1, 1937. On Dec 14, 1938, she married J [acob] D Shearer who died in January of 1947. She was married to Harry Kellogg on Aug 5, 1950. He died March 1967. A daughter Ruth preceded her in death in 1923.

She is survived by three children, Ellis Fine of Hopkins, Mo, Mrs Hugo (Lola) Steeve of Clarinda, and Mrs Mary Arnold of Alhambra, Cal. There are six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two sisters are Mrs Carrie Fine of Clarinda and Mrs   Mamie   Bewley   of   Bell Gardens, Cal.

Casket bearers at the service were Irvin Davison, Donald Davison, Bill Davison, Jim Arnold, Marvin Fine and Robert Fine. Elaine Fine was soloist and Patricia Hanson organist. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery with Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

She was a member of the Braddyville Methodist Church.


[Cain, Hiram Godden "Golden"]

Clarinda Herald Journal

March 1973

ClarindanÕs brother died in Florida

[Hiram Godden] Golden Cain, 70, brother of Mrs D [aniel] C [harles] (Bonnie) Wallace of here, died Tuesday [Monday, March 19, 1973] in a Miami, Fla, hospital following a long illness with emphysema. He had retired about 15 years from his work as a horse trainer.

The services were to be at Miami. He had lived at Chicago and other cities after leaving Clarinda about 20 years ago. While in Clarinda he was active with work with horses.

His wife was the former Claudia [Thelma] Cross. Other sisters are Mrs Evelyn Hetrick and Mrs Glen (Mary) Watson of Shenandoah and Mrs Wilma Chenoweth of Omaha, and brother, Manford Cain, of Omaha.

[Source of name and death date: Florida Death Index, 1877-1998]


[Savage, Frank Dennis]

Clarinda Herald Journal

October 1973

Services Friday for Frank Savage

Services for Frank D [ennis] Savage, 90, of New Market will be at 2 pm Friday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev M Francis Hubbel officiating. Mr Savage died Tuesday afternoon at Gillespie Nursing Home where he had been a patient since Aug 1.

He was born Feb 21,1883, near New Market on the farm his family settled on in the 1850's. His parents were John M and Sarah Ann Pace Savage. His wife, Hazel Miller Savage, died in 1960. Mr Savage had been in the heating and plumbing business.

Mr Savage is survived by one brother, Glenn Savage, of Clarinda, and by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jess and Fred, and one sister, Mrs Grace Plowman.

Shirley Larson will be soloist and Lois Moore organist. Casket bearers will be George Slaight, Junior Drennen, Paul McComb, Bill McDonald, Jason Neumeyer and Alvin Pershing.

Burial will be in the Memory cemetery at New Market.

[Smith, Max E.]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Heart attack fatal to Max E Smith

Max E Smith, 57, son of Ross and Sue Smith of Des Moines, died Nov 5 at a Des Moines hospital following a severe heart attack in downtown Des Moines. Services were held at Bedford with burial in the cemetery at Gravity.

He was born at Conway in Taylor County, and the parents to move to Clarinda to conduct barber and beauty shops. He attended Clarinda schools until graduation from high school and junior college. He received his degree from Drake University in science and education and was high school band director in Iowa high schools for many years.

He lived in Des Moines for 15 years, representative for National Creditors Inc.

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs Cheryl Murray, of Richmond, Calif; his mother, Mrs Sue Smith, of Des Moines

[Wyckoff, Nettie Jane McLean]

Clarinda Herald Journal

November 1973

Mrs C W Wyckoff active in community affairs

Funeral services for Mrs C [rayton] W [Donald] (Nettie) [Jane] Wyckoff, 92, of College Springs, will be held at 2 pm Friday at the College Springs United Presbyterian Church, with Rev W D Martin officiating.

Burial will be at College Springs. Casket bearers will be Ross Macrander, Ernest Borthwick, Frank Kirkham, Perry Farquhar, Wayne Garrett and Durward Jackson. Music will be furnished by Mrs Lowell Anderson and Joe McKinley, accompanied by Mrs Clarence Whigham. At the register books will be Mrs Lisle Farquhar and Mrs Ross Macrander. In charge of the flowers will be Mrs Perry Farquhar and Mrs Harold Mitchell. The ushers will be Bill Whipp and John Kenagy.

Mrs Wyckoff died Tuesday night at West Heights Manor Nursing Home after being a resident there since August.

She was born March 19, 1881, near College Springs, the daughter of Robert and Margaret McClarnon McLean. She was graduated from Amity College and taught school in the rural area.

She was married to Dr Crayton [Donald] Wyckoff on July 12, 1909. He was a dentist in College Springs for many years. He died on Dec 29, 1952.

She   was   interested   in   her community, and especially the youth. She served on the Page County Welfare Board 24 years and received a citation for her interest in the welfare of the citizens of Iowa. She was a Girl Reserve counselor for many years.

She was active in all sections of the church from her youth to her senior years, playing the organ, sponsoring youth groups, working in the women's organizations and Sunday school. She was a member of the College Springs United Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her son Robert, on Oct 9, 1962, and one brother, Clark McLean.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs James (Frances) Burton of Potomac, Md, and her grandson, William of Portland, Ore, and Robert of Annapolis, Md, her sister-in-law Mrs Nell McLean of Pella, and nieces and nephews.

Lavelle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.