Page County, Iowa obituaries
from Lorelei Rusco:

Wood, Marjorie Hayes -

Marjorie Hayes Wood, daughter of Paul Wayne Hayes and Vera Leona (Driftmier) Hayes was born on December 5, 1920 in Page County, Iowa and passed away July 18, 2010 at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center in Villisca, Iowa at the age of eighty-nine years, seven months and thirteen days.

Marjorie graduated from Prescott High School and married Francis Wood on December 7, 1940. They had two children and lived on the family farm north of Prescott until 1990 when they moved to Corning.

Marjorie was a bookkeeper at NFO for many years. She was a member of the Corning Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion Association and Rose Ann Auxiliary. She loved to sew, quilt, china paint, read and cook. Most of all she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those relatives who preceded Marjorie in death were her parents; husband, Francis in 2003; son, Sidney; son-in-law, Bob; sisters: Berniece and brother-in-law Ronald Campbell, Jeanne and brother-in-law Robert “Bunny” Hair, brother-in-law Don Shires, Janice and brother-in-law Bob Smart.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Christine Dunn of Nodaway; daughter-in-law, Annabelle Wood and Larry Miller of Corning; grandchildren: Cindy (Steven) McDermott of Newton, Matt (Vicky) Wood of Prescott, Rachel (Rick) Pederson of Fort Dodge, Rob (Sarah) Dunn of Walker; great-grandchildren: Casey, Colten and Cooper McDermott; Allison and Logan Wood; Reese, Royce and Reggie Pederson; Robert Arthur IV “Bobby” and Avanti Dunn; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Pearson-Coen-Beaty Funeral Home, Corning, Iowa

Walter, Virlee -

Virlee Walter, 88, of Clarinda, formerly of Prescott, died Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the WestRidge Quality Care and Rehab Center in Clarinda. Private services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery near Prescott. The Powers Funeral Home junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of
Virlee Walter, daughter of Ila Verge (Wood) Bray and William Eugene Bray, was born February 9, 1922 in Prescott, Iowa. She graduated from Prescott High School in 1939. On December 8, 1940 she was united in marriage to Earl Ray Walter in Creston. Virlee spent most of her life in the Prescott area, working for the Prescott Locker for 17 years and then the Greater Community Hospital of Creston handling medical records in the evenings. She moved to Clarinda four years ago. Virlee was a member of the Prescott United Church (Disciples of Christ). Her hobbies included crocheting, playing cards and games, working puzzles and quilting. Virlee also loved animals, eating out, traveling and visiting her children and grandchildren.
Virlee is survived by four sons: Dallas (wife Beverly) Walter of Prescott, Dennis (wife Judy) Walter of Sapulpa, Okla., Gary (wife Michelle) Walter of Clarinda and Kelly (wife Katie) Walter of Raymore, Mo.; one daughter: Nequita “Nikki” Hanna of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother: Keith Bray of LaVista, Neb.; one sister: Mary (husband Stan) Smisek of Creston; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray Walter in 1995, her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Wayne Culver and a sister-in-law, Jerre Bray

Pearson-Coen-Beaty Funeral Home, Creston, Iowa


Pace, Nancy A. –

Mrs. Ed Pace, who died near Clarinda last week at the age of 76 years, was born, married and died on the same farm five miles east of that city.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May, 17, 1928


Gallup, Colleen –

Moore, Louise –

Mullison, Ona -

Colleen Gallup, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Gallup of Shenandoah, driver of the car in which Ona Mullison, 18, and Louise Moore 16, were killed near Clarinda Monday night, died at the Hand hospital at Shenandoah at 5:30 p m



Helen Harter and Opal Croy were injured in the crash and are in the hospital there. Viola Smalley escaped with minor injuries. The girls, all from Shenandoah, were members of a Sunday school swimming party. The girls' car collided with a machine driven by G. Davis of Clarinda, who was not hurt.


A double funeral is planned for Miss Mullison and Miss Moore, inseparable

companions. No inquest was held.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 15, 1929

Atkins, Charles -

Glass, Dee –

Glass, Fay E. & wife –

Glass, Frank –

Glass, Mary -

Glass, Neva June –

Seven lives were lost Friday evening at Clarinda when a Burlington passenger train crashed into a truck driven by Fay E. Glass of College Springs.  The accident occurred at the 16th Street crossing in South larinda about 7 o’clock. 

Those killed were Mr. and Mrs. Glass, and all their children, Frank, Dee, Mary, Neva June and Charles Atkin, also of College Springs.  Identification of the bodies was made  by papers of the clothing of Glass and Atkin. 

The Glass family had been in Clarinda for an afternoon of Christmas shopping, and were returning home—Mr. Atkin had come into Clarinda on the train from Mapleton, where he had been working for about two weeks, and had found the Glass family, and had made arrangements to ride home with them. 

It is not known, and never will be known, if the driver saw the approaching train or not.  After striking the truck, the train, propelled by a gasoline driven motor, ran 875 feet from the crossing before it could be stopped.  It was badly damaged and could not go under its own power. 

Where the bodies were found:

The first body, seventy-five feet from the crossing, on the north side of the track, was that of Mr. Charles Atkin.  The second was Mr. Glass, about 100 feet from the crossing on the south side.  This was the only body found on the south side of the track. 

Twenty-five feet further was that of Frank Glass, who was thirteen years of age last Tuesday.  His brother, Dee, 10, was about 16 feet further along, and little Neva June, 4, twenty-five feet further.  Mrs. Glass and Mary, the 8 year old, were thirty five feet further down the right of way.  These last bodies were 335 feet from where the truck was struck. 

No blame is attached to the train crew in any way.  Mr. Bradley had not been on the run very long, as he was taking, temporarily, the place of B. L. Trailkill, former engineer who had recently been retired. 

The accident unnerved those who were there shortly after.  Mr. Bradley is taking a few days rest at his home in St. Joseph. 

It is said that the train was running about thirty-five miles an hour, which is about the usual speed.  The accident was reported at 7:17.  The train was just a few minutes late as it was due in the station at 7:07.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 26, 1927