Page County, Iowa obituaries
from Pat O'Dell -
Ingram, Hugh C., 1876 - 1966; ss Nora; section 2

Ingram, Hugh C. - Hugh C. Ingram, son of Laban and Mary Robbins Ingram, was born Jan 15, 1876 in Page County, Ia. He departed this life Sept 23, 1966 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital. He was 90 years, 8 months, and 8 days old at the time of his departing.

Hugh grew to manhood within one-half mile of the place of his birth. He attended Liggett School near his home.

On Feb 20, 1901, he was united in marriage to Nora B. Neely. To this union seven children were born: Carroll of New Market; Lawrence of Gravity; Lona, (Mrs Merrel Fulk) of Clarinda; Dale of New Market; Ruth (Mrs Kenneth Bales) of Villa Park, Ill; Archie Laverne and Elsie Marie who both were taken in childhood.

Mrs Ingram preceded Hugh in death on June 5, 1961. Sixty blissful and fruitful years were spent together. Their life was always one of togetherness. They shared many hardships as well as those of their neighbors, friends, and relatives. Flood, fire, accidents, tornado injuries, and violent death was a part of their sharing, but each time they arose to face their abstacles together.

Hugh was an active Mason for 46 years. He was respected as a man of honor, and was vigorous until a few weeks before he was stricken. A part of his life story was published in area newspapers. He loved the farm and could be seen working with cattle or checking the crops until he was forced by sickness to be in the house. His highest joy was his family. He loved to speak of his sons and daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His home was always a place of reunion and good times for his beloved family.

Those left to treasure his memory include his sons, daughters, their wives and husbands; six grandchildren, on of which, Bonnie, was reared for 3 years in the home of Hugh and Nora; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives. He leaves also a multitude of friends.

With Hugh's passing one of the early citizens of Page County is gone. He was also the last of nine children. Many will remember his kindnesses, friendly conversation, and droll expressions. Hugh will be missed greatly by all and a great vacancy is left but many wonderful memories help to fill the void.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 pm Tuesday, Sept 27, 1966, with Preacher Glen Mitchell in charge. Soloist was Rosevelyn Bashor and organist was Aletha L. Hutchings. Casket bearers were Charles Hookham, Alvin Ingram, Eldon Ingram, Lowell Ingram, Eddie Ingram, and Delbert Rupp. Burial was in the Memory Cemetery near New Market. Iowa.


Johnson, Clifford - The body of Clifford Johnson at last rests on the soil of his country, for whom he gave his life in defending its honor.

His body arrived here Saturday afternoon and the following day memorial services were held in the park at 1:30 p.m., conducted by Rev Burns of the Clarinda Christian church. The services were in charge of the American Legion and Clifford was given a full military burial in Memory cemetery. There are no more boys from this community resting on foreign soil.

The services Sunday were attended by a large concourse of people and the flowers were many and beautiful, by the ladies auxiliary, the Legion and friends.

Mrs Catherine Johnson, mother of Clifford, desires the Herald to convey her sincere thanks for the many flowers and floral offerings.

Clifford, the son of Mrs Eli Johnson, was born Jan 1, 1898, near New Market, Ia. He, the youngest son of the family, entered the service of his country at Villisca, Ia., August 1917. He was assigned to Co F, 168th Inf of the Rainbow Division, and served with this organization until July 26, 1918. On this date, as his platoon was forming to go "Over the top," Clifford was instantly killed by a high Explosive shell. His outfit was in action at Chateau Thierry, near Croix Rouge Earm, at the fatal hour of his death.

His departure from this life was sudden and untimely. He was in the joy of his youth, always ready to lend a helping hand and help along with a jest and a cheerful smile.

He was laid to rest, by his "comrades in arms," in grave No. 18-A, Map of Condi-en-brie, where he peacefully slept, until this nation was prepared to give its honored dead a more fitting interment in their native soil.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his mother, three sisters and one brother; his father, one sister, and one brother having preceded him to that bourne from whence no man ever returns. New Market Herald, July 21, 1921


Johnson, Eva Pickens- Funeral services for Mrs Roscoe (Eva Marie) Johnson, 53 of Clarinda will be at 2 pm, Friday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev. Jerold Irvin officiating.

Mrs Johnson died Wednesday morning at her home at 1010 N. 16th.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 7:30 - 9 this Thursday evening.

Memorials may be made to the heart fund.

She was born Oct 11, 1923 at Sidney, the daughter of Carl and Linnie Varner Pickens. She had worked as an L.P.N. at the local hospitals and nursing home.

Mr and Mrs Johnson had lived here and at New Market in recent years.

Besides her husband of the home she is survived by two children: Robert Johnson of Denver, Colo and Mrs Danny (Kathryn) Shepherd of Bedford, Ia. There are 2 grandchildren. Doris Schreiner of Lincoln, Neb is a sister.

Burial will be in Memory cemtery at New Market.

Johnson, Verla - On Wednesday afternoon about 4 o'clock Verla, the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Arnold Johnson, was called home to join the little twin brother who had gone before. The little one had never been strong, but at this time was suffering from Bronchitis. This is the second time in a few short months that death has entered this home and taken from them a loved one, and while it leaves a sorrow in the hearts of the parents and sisters that only time can heal, they know little Verla is with the Savior who said "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven." The funeral services were held this Thursday and the little casket placed beside that of the little brother. New Market Herald, Jan 27, 1921 [no cemetery listed]
Jones, Isaac N. - Funeral services for Isaac N. Jones were held Friday, October 4, at the Baptist church conducted by Rev Biggerstaff of Gravity. Mr Jones, 89 years of age, formerly lived in New Market, but for several recent years had been at the home of his daughter, Mrs Minnie Knapp, of Allerton, where his death occurred. He is survived by 9 children including Mrs Knapp and Tom Jones of Allerton, Nute Jones of New Market, Wilbur Jones of Shambaugh, Bert Jones of Des Moines, Mrs Lola Lwellen of Troy, Kansas, Ray Jones of Lincoln, Mrs Rhoda Odell of Chicago, Clara Baker of Gravity.
Jones, R.R.'s INFANT SON - The infant son of Mr and Mrs R.R. Jones of Clarinda died at the home of its grandfather, Wm Young, in New Market on Sunday and was buried Monday in Memory cemetery. Death was caused from pneumonia. New Market Herald, July 3, 1924
Jackson, Clara Patterson, 1854 - 1922; section 2

Obituary - Early Wednesday morning the angel of death laid his paralyzing hand on one of the grandest mothers the sun ever shown on, in the person of Mrs Clara Jackson, and after a short struggle carried her away.

Mrs Jackson arose that morning about six o'clock, stirred the fire and called her two sons, and then laid down again. Soon the boys arose and one of them began fixing the fire when the mother called to not make any more fire as she was so warm she could scarcely breathe. Hastening to her they found she was sinking rapidly. A physician was quickly summoned but his assistance was unavailing and she passed to the great beyond at about eight o'clock.

For more than forty years she had been a resident of this community and was loved and respected by all. Home was her ideal, and how well she succeeded is best evidenced by the love and veneration accorded her by her sons.

For many years she had not enjoyed the best of health, but was able to be about most of the time, and her death came as a great shock to her family and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the M.E. church, conducted by Rev J. Owen Smith, assisted by Rev Field. Interment was in Memory cemetery.

Clara Patterson Jackson, daughter of John and Mary Patterson, was born in Owenville, Clearmont county, Ohio, July 7, 1854. In the spring of 1882 she removed with her parents to New Market, Iowa, and on the 11th day of February, 1883 she was married to A.C. Jackson of Hawleyville, Iowa. To this union were born two sons, Dale and Lloyd, who survive her.

In young womanhood she confessed faith in Christ and united with the Methodist church, in whose communion she remained to the end.

Her husband preceded her to eternity on Feb 24, 1908.

She departed this life December 28, 1922, at her late home two miles north of New Market, aged 68 years, five months and twenty days. She leaves to mourn their loss, two sons, Dale and Lloyd, both of New Market, a step daughter, Mrs L.E. Bassett of Pala Alto, Ca., one sister, Mrs N.S. Goudie of Clarinda, and many friends. New Market Herald Dec 28, 1922

NOTE: this says that she died early Wednesday morning Dec 28. The paper was issued on Thursday, Dec 28, so she died on the 27th of Dec accordingly.

Johnson, Ollie Clayton, 1885 - 1971; ss Arnold; section 5

Obituary - Mrs Ollie Clayton Johnson died May 27 at the St Francis Hospital in Maryville [Missouri]. She was the daughter of Randolph and Mary Clayton and was born in 1885.

Ollie, as she was known when she lived in New Market, ran a cafe at New Market for many years until her health failed about 10 years ago.

Two infant children and her husband, Arnold Johnson, have preceded her in death.She leaves two daughters, Mrs Delores Anderson with whom she made her home at Hopkins [Missouri] and Mrs Glola Engels of Woodward, Ia, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two brothers, Virgil Clayton of Hepburn and Johnnie Clayton of Villisca.

Services were Sunday at Hopkins [Missouri] at the Swanson Morturary, burial was at Old Memory Cemetery near New Market. Clarinda Herald-Journal, May 1971

Jones, Eldon

Obituary - Eldon Jones, 63 of Sedalia, Mo, formerly of Clarinda, died Monday evening at a Sedalia hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct 26, 1916, in Taylor County, the son of Wilbur and Letta Hutchinson Jones.

Mr Jones had worked in the construction business before his illness.

He is survived by a son, Richard Jones, of Iowa City, and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving is his mother Letta Jones of Clarinda.

Family and friends may call at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home after 2:30 pm Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements are pending with burial to be in Memory Cemetery near New Market. Clarinda Herald Journal, May 19, 1980

additional from Clarinda Herald Journal, May 21, 1980 - Mr Jones had lived in Sedalia since 1966 and was a former resident of Clarinda.

Jones, Eldon E. - Eldon E. Jones, age 63, died Monday May 26, 1980 at the Bothwell Memorial Hospital in Sedalia, Mo after an extended illness.

Mr Jones was born October 26, 1916, in Taylor County, Iowa, the son of Wilbur and Letta Hutchinson Jones. He attended the New Market, Iowa schools. On October 26, 1935, he married Helen M. Lawson, at Maryville, Missouri. The couple then farmed in the Page county area until 1947. In 1947, Eldon moved to Missouri, where he later was engaged in the road construction business as a blade man.

He is survived by one son, Richard of Iowa city; one grandson, Brian; two granddaughters, Melissa and Michelle, and one great-granddaughter, Molly, all of Coralville, Iowa. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs Letta Jones of Clarinda, Iowa. Also surviving are many relatives, friends and 'C.B. Buddies' throughout the world who will mourn his passing.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister.

Jones, Mary A. McCullough, 1855 - 1921; ss Isaac; section 2

Obituary - Mrs M.A. Jones, a highly respected pioneer woman of this community, passed to her last reward Sunday morning at the home of her daughter in Allerton. Deceased was ill only a few days and her ailment did not seem to be serious, but Saturday she grew worse rapidly and passed away the following morning. Her remains were brought here Monday evening and services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Christian church, conducted by Rev Ray Sndgrass. Interment was in Memory cemetery.

Mrs Jones was an early settler here and was known far and near for her motherly qualities. She reared a large family, yet always had time to lend a helping hand to others in sickness and distress. She will be sadly missed by her family as well as by her large circle of friends.

Mary A. McCullough was born Apr 4, 1855 at Bloomfield, Davis county, Iowa and died at the home of her daughter in Allerton, Iowa, Nov 6, 1921, aged 66 years, 7 months and 2 days. When she was 3 years old her parents moved to Wapello county where she grew to womanhood and was married to Isaac N. Jones Aug 18, 1871. She and her husband moved to Wayne county in 1876. In 1893 they came to this vicinity. She leaves 11 children to mourn their loss, Minnie Knapp and Tom of Allerton, Ia., Frank, Newt, Bert, Wilbur, Rhoda O'Dell, Clara Baker and Lola Lewellen, all of New Market, Alva of Troy, Kans., and Ray of Clarinda, Iowa. Three years ago her son Ollie and her daughter, Jennie Cooper, preceded her in death. Her mother, aged 97 years, resides in Los Angeles, Calif. She also leaves thirty-two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five sisters and two brothers. She became a christian when a young girl and was faithful to the last. She was a dvoted mother and grandmother, always denying for others. New Market Herald, Nov 10, 1921

Jones, Wilbur George 1891 - 1971; ss Letta; section 2

Obituary - Wilbur George Jones of 220 West Logan Street, Clarinda, Iowa passed away suddenly, Monday September 20, 1971. The son of Isaac and Mary Ann McCullough Jones, he was born near Allerton, Iowa on August 14, 1891. He moved to Page County with his parents, at an early age.

He was united in marriage to Letta Hutchison on November 27, 1912 at New Market, Iowa. He farmed in the Page and Taylor County area until 1955, when he moved to his present home. He was employed at the Clarinda Auction Company from 1964 until the time of his death.

Mr Jones was a member of the First Christian Church at Clarinda. He always enjoyed life to the fullest, and was ever ready to do for others by lending a helping hand.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Letta of the home; one son, Eldon of Sedalia, Mo; one grandson, Richard of Iowa City, Iowa; three great grandchildren, Brian, Melissa, and Michelle, all of Iowa City, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs Rhoda O'Dell of Clarinda, Mrs Clara Baker of Gravity, and Mrs Lola Luellen of New Market; many nieces and nephews, and a host of freinds. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; one daughter, Verla; seven brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, 1971 from the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda, with interment in Old Memory Cemetery at New Market, Iowa. Serving as pallbearers were Dale Crawford, Clark Crawford, Wade Crawford, Dewey Combs, Frank Kent, and Roy Kincheloe. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Sep 1971

Obituary - Funeral services for Wilbur G. Jones, 80, of Clarinda were held Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev H. LaVern Kinzel officiating.

Mr Jones died Monday at the Clarinda Auction Co where he had been employed for eight years.

He was born August 14, 1891, near Allerton, the son of Isaac and Mary Ann McCullough Jones. In 1912 he was married to Letta Hutchison, at New Market, Mr Jones had farmed and worked at MHI before going to work at the auction company.

He is survived by his wife of the home and son, Eldon Jones of Sedalia, Mo, and one grandson. Three sisters are Clara Baker of Gravity, Rhoda O'Dell of Clarinda, and Lola Luellen of New Market.

Mrs Garland Andrew was soloist and Miss Aletha Hutchings, organist. Casket bearers were Dale Crawford, Wade Crawford, Clark Crawford, Roy Kincheloe, Dewey Combs, and Frank Kent.

Burial was in the Memory Cemetery at New Market. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Sep 1971

Journey, Eva V., 1905 - 1970; ss Stine; section 4
Journey, Eva O. Combs, 1904 - 1994

Journey, Mrs Eva O., 89, of New Market died Sunday morning, Jan 16 [1994] at her home.

She was born April 28, 1904 at New Market, Ia, the daughter of Ned and Laura Thompson Combs. In 1922 she married to Roy Miller who was killed in 1944. She later married Floyd Journey in 1947. Mr Journey preceded her in death in 1973. Mrs Journey had worked at MHI and Municipal Hospital.

She is survived by two children: Don Miller of Hepburn, Ia and Mrs Ted (Cleva) Herzberg, Clarinda. Step daughters are Mrs David (Nancy) Greer, Omaha, Ne and Betty Jo Lundquist, in Florida. There are 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Mrs Dorothy Neely of Sebring, Fl is a sister. Also surviving are several cousins.

She was preceded in death by parents, husbands and a son Lowell Miller.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, Jan 19 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Blair Rohde-Frank officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery at New Market.

Journey, Galen M., 1885 - 1918; section 2

Galen M. the oldest son of Amos M. and Mary E. Journey was born in Page county, Iowa, March 5th, 1885. Died at his home 16 miles northwest of Ogema, Sask., Canada, November 10th, 1918, aged 33 years, 8 months and 5 days. Penumonia was the cause of his death.

He leaves to mourn a wife, mother, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers, 2 of them in Canada and 2 in France. When 1 years old his parents came to Taylor Co, and when only 14 years old his father died, leaving he and an older sister the main stay of their mother and younger brothers and sister.

He was married to Miss Flossie M. Coy December 29th, 1909. In April, 1911, they went to Canada where he has resided until his death. He was a good neighbor, always lending a helping hand to those in need, a loving husband and a kind son. He will be greatly missed by his friends and the community where he lived.

May God Bless the bereaved ones. New Market Herald, Nov 21, 1918

Body Brought Back - Mrs Galen Journey arrived here Friday from Canada with the body of her husband who died several weeks ago from the flu. It was the desire of Mrs Journey at that time to bring the body here for burial, but the authorities would not permit it, so burial was made there. Just a short time ago the ban was lifted and as Mrs Journey expected to make her home here she secured permission to exhume the body and ship it out ot the country. The burial took place Saturday afternoon in Memory cemetery, short services being conducted at the cemetery by Rev Chas Herriman. New Market Herald Dec 19, 1918

Kelley, Rae W. Higgins, 1910 - 1979; ss C.R.; section 6

Kelley, Rae - Funeral services for Mrs C.R. (Rae) Kelley, 68 of Clarinda will be at 2 pm, Wednesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Jerold Irvin officiating.

Mrs Kelley died late Saturday night at Municipal Hospital after being in failing health for the past nine months.The family will meet friends this Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 8:30 pm at the funeral home.

Mrs Kelley was born April 8, 1910 in Clarinda, the daughter of Henry and Bertha Haskell Higgins. She was married to C.R. (Bill) Kelley on Dec 19, 1928. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary less than a month ago, while she was a patient in an Omaha Hospital.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son Conrad of Stanford, Conn., and two daughters, Mrs Darwin (Janice) Kendrick of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Mrs Robert (Karen) Foote of Beaverton, Ore. Her mother, Mrs (Bertha) Higgins lives in rural Clarinda. Laurence Higgins of Clarinda is a brother and sisters are Mrs Robert (Florence) Greenlee, Cheyenne, Wyo., Mrs Alma Harrell, Clarinda and Mrs Irmal (Erma) Hamm, Decatur, Ill. There are nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.

Burial will be in Memory Cemetery at New Market.

Kelly, Mary A., 1837 - 1920; ss James; section 1
Kelley, Mary - Aunt Mary Kelley, who lives west of town, died Monday evening of pneumonia, at the home of her son Chas Kelley. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev Menoher of Villisca, assisted by Rev M.B. Wilson of New Market. Interment was in the Memory cemetery. New Market Herald May 13, 1920
Kelso, Benjamin H., Mar 19, 1842 - May 7, 1921; Co E 24 Ind Inf; ss Mary & others; section 4

Kelso, Ben - Ben Kelso, for more than fifty years a highly respected citizen of this community, passed to the great beyond at the home of his daughter, Mrs G.R. McAlpin, in Clarinda. He was a man of powerful physique, backed by undaunted courage, and following the close of the civil war he was a terror to those of disloyal sympathy. He was a splendid citizen, good neighbor, a kind husband and father. He will be sadly missed by a wide circle of friends.

Deceased had been an invalid for nearly two years, and suffered a great deal, but through it all he was very patient. Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon in the M.E. church conducted by Rev Penn, assisted by Rev William of the Clarinda M.E. church. Burial services at the cemetery was in charge of the Masonic lodge of which he was a faithful member. Interment was in Memory cemtery.

Benjamin H. Kelso, son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Kelso, was born in Du Bois county, Ind., March 19, 1842, and grew to manhood there. He enlisted in the civil war in 1861 in Co E 24th Ind., infantry and served three years.

He came to Taylor county, Iowa in 1864, where he spent most of his life.

He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Turner March 16, 1865. To this union ten children were born seven boys and three girls; one boy and two girls died in infancy. The children living are Mr S.G. Kelso, Long Beach, Cal.; L.L. Kelso, St Joe, Mo.; B.F. Kelso, New Market, Iowa; C.O. Kelso, Fort Des Moines; J.F. Kelso, Belton, Mo; Mrs Effie McAlpin, Clarinda and Bert Kelso, Chilmark, Alla, Canada.

His wife preceded him in death July 10, 1884.

In 1877 he was again united in marriage to Mrs Axie Eads. No children were born to this union. In 1906 he was again united in marriage to Mrs Mary Mann; who departed this life in 1917. He united with the M.E. church in 1884, of which he was a member until the time of his death.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of New Market, also G.A.R. post of New Market. After a lingering illness, he passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs G.R. McAlpin at Clarinda, Iowa, May 7, 1921, at 10:20 a.m. at the age of 79 years, 1 month 18 days.

Besides his seven children he leaves to mourn his loss 18 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs Mollie Stewart, Huntingburg, Ind. New Market Herald, May 12, 1921

Kendrick, Leota Pointer, 1888 - 1974; ss Waco; section 3

Kendrick, Leota - Mrs Ralph (Leota) Kendrick, 86 of New Market, died early Saturday at Municipal hospital where she had been for two days.

Mrs Kendrick was born Jan 5, 1888, near New Market, the daughter of Franklin and Barbara Hockett Pointer. She was married to Ralph Kendrick Sept 16, 1908.

Funeral services for Mrs Kendrick were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating. Grace Perry was organist. Casket bearers were: Max Marvin Kendrick, Terrill Dee Kendrick, Rolland Keith Kendrick, Edwin G. Bramble, Denny L. Bramble and Timothe Bramble. Burial was in Memory cemetery at New Market.

Besides her husband, Ralph, of the home Mrs Kendrick is survived by three children: Mrs Frank (Phyllis) Jenkins of Des Moines, Mrs Wesley (Marjorie) Fritz of Fonda and Max Kendrick of Clarinda. There are 17 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, one grandchild and a son Waco Kendrick in 1966.

Kirby, Permillia "Millie" Reynolds, Oct 18, 1890 - Jul 3, 1969; ss Earl; section 1

Obituary - Funeral services for Mrs Earl (Permillia) Kirby, 78, formerly of New Market, were held July 7 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev Ollie Odle officiating. Mrs Kirby died July 3 at Greeley, Colorado. Interment was at Old Memory Cemetery, near New Market.

Permillia Kirby, affectionately called Millie, was born October 18, 1890 at New Market, Iowa to John and Mary Reynolds.

On June 5, 1912 she was united in marriage to Earl Kirby at New Market and to this union six children were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Earl, in 1944; two daughters, Thelma Boltinghouse in 1940 and Alta Moser in 1965; two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by three sons, Ivan and Dale Kirby, Johnstown, Colorado and Warren Kirby, Tarkio, Mo; one daughter, Mrs Erma Leighton, Council Bluffs, Iowa; one brother, Arthur Reynolds, Ottumwa, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bedford, and had spent her entire life in Taylor County except for the past 12 years which were spent in Johnstown, Colo.

She was a wonderful and loving mother, a devoted wife, a kind neighbor and a friend of many. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Bedford Times-Press, July 1969


Krise, Carol Guilliatt - Funeral services for Mrs Terry (Carol Ann) Krise, 36, of Phoenix, Az, formerly of this area will be at 2 pm, Saturday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Carl Cummings officiating.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 7-8 pm, Friday evening.

Mrs Krise died Wednesday night at Municipal Hospital following three weeks of hospitalization. Prior to being here she and her family have lived in Phoenix for the past eight years.

She was born Oct 23, 1943 at Auburn, Ne, the daughter of Elsey and Anna Wright Guilliatt who survive.

She was married to Terry Krise on May 9, 1964.

She has been employed in the collection department of Sears Stores in Phoenix.

Survivors include her husband and son Jay of the home in Phoenix. Her parents Mr and Mrs Elsey Guilliatt of rural New Market and a brother and wife, Richard and Victoria Guilliatt of Gravity.

Burial will be in Memory cemetery near New Market.

Lake, George L., 1868 - 1951; ss Callie; section 4

Lake, George L. - George L. Lake, son of Alonzo and Sarah Jane Lake, was born at Williamsport, Pa, Oct 26, 1868, and died at the Municipal hospital in Clarinda, Dec 29, 1951, at the age of 83 years, 2 months and three days.

He was married to Callie Loman of near New Market, Ia, March 18, 1890. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary two years ago. There were born to this union eight children, seven of whom, with their mother, survive his passing. The children surviving are Thomas Lake of Leavenworth, Kan, Mamie Hackler, Chilhowee, Mo, Eustace Lake of Manning, Ia, Ruth McKay of New Market, Clark Lake of Sac City, Ia, Bertha Raymer, Osark, Mo, and Myrtle Handford of Kansas City, Mo. One child, a daughter preceded her father in death in infancy. Also surviving are one brother Will Lake of Villisca, Ia, one sister, Mrs E.H. Loman of Sheridan, Wyo, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr Lake's life was devoted to farming until seven years ago, when he was forced to retire on account of failing health. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He was industrious, a man of good character and clean habits. He will be greatly missed by both family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted from the New Market Baptist church at 2 pm Monday, Dec 31, 1951, with the Rev I.E. Stickelman in charge. Music was by Mrs Opal McDonald and Mrs Mary Anderson who sang. Pianist was Mrs Opal Brown.

Casket bearers were Johnnie Combs, Eddie Strong, Ralph Bayles, Orville Woods, Floyd Maley, and Mark Anderson. Burial was in the Old Memory cemetery near New Market.


Larson, Herby C. - Funeral services for Herby C. Larson, 81 of New Market were held Saturday morning at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Carl Cummings and Loren Daly officiating.

Mr Larson died Wednesday night at Clarkson hospital in Omaha following four weeks of hospitalization.

Lois Moore was organist. Casket bearers were: Steve Larson, Randy Larson, Dick Cade, Olin Lovig, Delmar Lovig, and Tom Brummett. Honorary bearers were Kenneth Pratt, Jim McAlpin, Gary Spring, Guy Noble, Mel Hargis, and Floyd Jobe.

Burial was in Memory cemetery at New Market.

Lawson, Dave M., 1879 - 1972; ss Mortina; section 2

Obituary - Funeral services for David Lawson, 92, of New Market were held Monday at the Lavelle Funeral Home in Clarinda with Elder John R. Topham of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church in Shenandoah in charge. Mr Lawson died May 19 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Interment was at Old Memory Cemetery at New Market.

He was born Dec 6, 1879 in Lee County, the son of Mr and Mrs Lewis Lawson. He was reared in that area, moving to the Clarinda area in 1916 and married Mortina Sullivan April 15, 1921 at Clarinda. They farmed in the Clarinda area until 1939 when they moved to New Market. In 1961 they moved to the Selby Rest Home in Emerson. Mrs Lawson died in September of that year.

He has made his home at the Pearl Terrace Manor at Bedford for the past several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, five brothers and six sisters.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs Jennie Andrews of Argyle, Ia.; two step-children, Mrs Bessie Hulbert of Clarinda and Mrs Esther Bennett of Whittier, Calif; seven [or should this say 'several'] grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Bedford Times Press

Levis, Cornelia Young, 1846 - 1922; ss Simon; section 5

Obituary - Mrs Cornelia Levis a one time resident of New Market, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs E.J. Heller in Gravity Thursday morning, Jan 19th at 8:30. Mrs Levis had been seriously sick for several weeks past, everything that mortal hands could do, was done to relieve her suffering but no avail, and she passed to the great beyond to receive the reward of the faithful.

Cornelia Young Levis was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, May 6, 1846 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs E.J. Heller of Gravity, Iowa, Jan 19, 1922, aged 75 years, 3 months and 25 days. On July 13, 1862, she united in marriage with Simon Levis, who passed away Jan 8, 1914.

To this union were born 7 children, two boys, who have gone to the heavenly home, and five daughter who survive her. They are: Mrs W.S. Oates of Adrian, Mo., Mrs E.J. Heller of Gravity, Mrs Geary Miller of Red Oak, Ia, Mrs J.E. Fuller and Mrs Z.D. Cavender of New Market, Ia. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and an aged brother of Defiance, Ohio, who was unable to be present.

Mrs Levis was tenderly cared for in the Heller home and all of her daughters were with her in her last illness. She never united with any church, but was a devoted reader of the bable as long as her health and eyesight permitted and often expressed the wish that she might go to her heavenly home. She was a good mother and her daughters unite in praising her for her womanly virtues. Surely she hath done what she could and wrought well with the light that was given her.

Funeral services were held at the Heller home in Gravity, Jan 20, conducted by Rev Fellows of the M.E. church and the remains were laid to rest in the Memory cemetery beside those of her companion. New Market Herald, Jan 26, 1922

Lindsey, Isadora M., 1867 - 1956; ss John; section 4

Lindsey, Isadora May Hanshaw - Isadora May Hanshaw, daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Hanshaw, was born in Ashland, Jefferson County, Iowa, May 24, 1867, and died at the home of her son, Forest at Greeley, Colo Feb 29, 1956, at the age of 88 years, nine months and five days.

She was united in marriage to John Randolph Lindsey Sept 13, 1883. Five children came to gladden their home, two of whom died in infancy. She was also preceded in death by her husband Sept 1, 1931, and a son, John Ambrose, on Nov 15, 1951. Those surviving are one daughter, Fern Ray of Clarinda, Ia, and one son, Forest of Greeley, Colo; two sisters, Mrs H.B. Rowe of St Joseph, Mo, and Mrs C.M. Riley of Green City, Mo; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs Lindsey united with the Methodist Church in early youth under the ministry of her father. In September of 1903 she united with the Church of Christ at New Market and remained a devoted member of the church until death. For years she taught a Bible school class and was a faithful worker in the women's organization.

When money was received from her farm, one tenth was set aside for the Lord's work and was devoted to both Home and Foreign missions. Mrs Lindsey loved the church and was always found in the services until failing health made it impossible for her to be present.

Services were held March 5 at the Church of Christ in New Market. Rev I.E. Stickelman officiating. Donald Godfrey sang with Opal Brown pianist. By request of the deceased the congregation sang "Sweet Hour of Prayer." Casket bearers were Carl Hughes, R.R. Anderson, Thomas Harris, Everett Godfrey, Merle Harland and Robert Malcom. Interment was in the family lot in Old Memory Cemetery.


Lininger, Gary's infant daughter - Graveside services for the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Gary Lininger of New Market were held at Memory Cemetery Saturday morning.

The infant daughter was stillborn at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital early Friday morning. Rev Ed Osburn of the New Market Methodist Church officiated with Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Beside the parents of the home she is survived by three sisters, Ladinah, Anita, and Gayrea, and one brother Tim all of the home. Grandparents are Mr and Mrs Lloyd Lininger of Clarinda and Mr and Mrs Paul Golding of New Market.

Livingston, Nancy J., Mar 15, 1835 - May 24, 1923; ss Thomas; section 8

Livingston, Nancy Jane Jones - Gravity Independent, May 31, (1923).

Mrs Nancy Jane Livingston, nee Jones, was born in Fulton county, Ill., March 15, 1835. Here she grew to womanhood and while in early youth came into a saving fellowship with Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she remained a faithful and consecrated member. In the year 1856 she was united in marriage to Mr. Livingston and to this union were born five sons and three daughters, one of whom preceded her in death.

In the year of 1880 she with her family came to Iowa, settling in Johnson county and a little later to Page county where she made her home until the time of her death.

Mrs Livingston was a faithful companion and a patient mother. She came down to old age with a grace and spirit which is but the result of a righteous life and a living trust in God. She said that one of the things for which she had prayed was that when she had grown old that she might be patient, and surely her prayers were answered.

Death came at the home of her son, Reuben Livingston, of Gravity, about 9:30 in the evening, May 24, 1923, after having reached the ripe old age of 88 years 2 months and 9 days. She has gone to meet her Savior, her husband who preceded her twenty-three years ago, and infant daughter, and leaves to mourn their loss her children, Alonzo of Hastings, Nebr.; Ben of Bedford; Harley of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Henry of Braddyville; Reuben of Gravity; Mrs Fred Fisher of Clarinda and Mrs William McFarland of Gravity; twenty-six grand children, twenty great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held at the R. Livingston home here at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon and the body was taken to Old Memory cemetery near New Market, where interment was made. Rev J.R. McNichols of the Methodist church here conducted the funeral service.

Long, Minnie M., Aug 15, 1901 - May 12, 1974; our children - Herald, Donald, Verla, Doris; ss C. Lee; section 3

Long, Minnie Wirth - Mrs Lee (Minnie) Long, 72, of New Market died Sunday afternoon at Municipal Hospital following an extended illness. She had been hospitalized in Omaha recently and Clarinda for 10 days.

Mrs Long was born Aug 15, 1901, in Taylor County, the daughter of John H and Margaret Elzora Davison Wirth. On June 23, 1926, she was married to Lee Long at Bedford. Mr and Mrs Long have lived north of New Market and most of her life in Taylor County.

Services for Mrs Long will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with Pastor Loren Daly officiating. Mrs Shirley Larson will be soloist and Mrs Lois Moore organist.

Casket bearers will be Bob Hardee, Dick Rainforth, Carroll Stamps, Wesley Glassgow, Guy Noble, and Dean Moore. Honorary bearers will be Paul Shaffer, Merle Harland, Thomas Harris, Floyd Maley, Dell Damewood, and Albert Holland. Burial will be in Memory cemetery at New Market.

Mrs Long is survived by her husband and four children: Herald Long of Greeley, Colo, Donald Long of Nebraska City, Nebr, Mrs Harold (Verla) Kirsch of Clarinda and Mrs Jerry (Doris) Crowe of New Market. There are 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Three brothers are Ray Wirth of Corning, Floyd Wirth of Vancouver, Wash and Paul Wirth of Bedford. Sisters are Mrs Carrie Brummett of New Market, Mrs Harley (Grace) Diggs of Gravity, and Mrs Roscoe (Leila) Schooling of Bedford. Mrs Long was preceded in death by a brother Charles, and one grandchild.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 7-8 pm this Monday.


Long, Rebecca Ellen Cavender Barnum - Mrs Rebecca Ellen Long, the object of this sketch, descended from an old Southern family, and was born in the City of Paris in the State of Kentucky on the 4th day of March 1839.

Her parents died in her infancy, and being left alone in the world, she went to reside with her brother in St Joseph, Mo., where she attended school and graduated from St Joseph's Academy for women. She continued to reside in St Joseph, Mo., until her marriage to Wm E. Barnum in Oct 1859. She and her husband continued to reside there until 1863 when they removed to Clarinda Iowa, where Mr Barnum enlisted in the Union Army. He was killed at Centralia, Mo., by Anderson's band of guerrillas on the 23rd day of September 1864. He was a brave soldier and faced death with out a tremor and died like a brave soldier.

Three children were born to them, two of whom, Viola and William, died in infancy, Celestia, C. Barnum now Mrs B.F. Farrell resides in Page county, Iowa.

After Mr Barnum's death she continued to reside in Clarinda until her marriage with Jasper Long, which occurred on the 27th day of December 1866 with whom she lived very happily, until his death, which occurred on their farm in East River Page county, on the 11th day of December 1904.

Six children were the fruits of their marriage: Ira D. Long of Clarinda; Carrie O. now Mrs S. Ingram of Siam; Florence A. now Mrs A.R. Snoderly of Greely, Colo.; and Minnie A. now Mrs Harley T. Pace of New Market; and Charles and James, who died in infancy.

Mrs Long continued to reside on the farm for some years, when the dwelling was destroyed by fire, since then she has resided alternately among her children by all of whom she was loved and venerated.

Mrs Long was one of those ladies of the (old school) whom it is always a pleasure to meet and converse, her beauty of mind her strength of character and her sweet disposition greatly endeared her to all who came in contact with her, and through a long life of usefulness there has never been a person who had any word but praise for her. Her kindly sympathetic voice and cheering words made her a joy and adornament to the homes of her children. Her trustful unassuming piety, and her childlike trust in God who doeth all things well, impressed one with the thought that she grew up from the innocence of childhood into mature womanhood like the beautiful rose bud that gradually unfolds into the beautiful full blown rose of the Christian life, giving forth the odor of its sanctiety to the passer by.

About the first of January 1916, Mrs Long suffered a stroke of creeping paralysis, which was not considered serious at that time, but the insideous disease gradually grew worse and worse. Everything that latented physicians could do to allay the progress of the disease was unavailing, she realized that she must soon die. She bore her sufferings with christian fortitude, and when she knew that her sun of life would soon set forever, she called a young minister of long acquaintence to her beside, not to pray but to sing of her trust in Him who died that she might live.

On the 26th day of February A.D. 1916, at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs Harley T. Pace, in New Market, her bedside surrounded by all her living children, she passed away, with a serene smile on her face, aged seventy-six years, eleven months and twenty-six years.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by Rev R.E. Snodgrass of Savannah, Mo., assisted by Elder Robb. Interment was made at Memory cemetery. New Market Herald Mar 2, 1916

Lowry, Mina A. Mantzke, 1899 - 1992; section 6

Obituary - Mrs Mina A. Lowry, 93, of New Market died Monday morning, February 24, 1992 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born February 10, 1899 at Aurora, Il., the daughter of Albert and Wilhelmina Lange Mantzke. As a young woman she lived in South Dakota where she met and married Floyd Lowry in 1917. Later they moved to a farm south of New Market where she lived until moving to town. In recent months she had been a resident of Bedford Manor Nursing Home.

She is survived by a son-in-law, Gordon Shaw of Tacoma, Wa; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, daughter, Lois Mae Shaw, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, Saturday, February 29, 1992 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Blair Rohde-Frank officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Cemetery at New Market. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Feb 27, 1992

Luellen, Clifford E., 1891 - 1942; ss Lola; section 2

Obituary - Clifford E. Luellen, son of Mr and Mrs Loren Luellen, was born at New Market, Iowa, July 29, 1891, and passed away at his home in Troy, Kan., Sept 25, 1942, at the age of 51 years, one month, and 26 days.

He had been in poor health for some time but was able to be about his work. He was employed at the time of his death at the Rosecrans Field, St Joseph, Mo. Death came as a shock to the family and his many friends.

He lived in southern Iowa during early manhood. He was married to Lola Jones on Feb 12, 1912. To them two sons were born, Keith and Arlyn, both serving in the United States Army in Alaska. Mr and Mrs Luellen made their home in Troy, Kan., for the last 21 years.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, an aged father and step-mother living at Bristow, Okla; three sisters, Mrs Bessie Leighton of Nodaway, Iowa, Mrs Sylvia Combs of Gravity, Ia., and Mrs Cleo Edwards of Crescent, Okla., and four brothers, Charles and George of Seminole, Okla., Meredith of Laraime, Wyo., and Wayne of Bruston, Kan. He is preceded in death by his mother and sister, Myrtle.

Cliff, as he was familiarly known by his neighbors and friends, was industrious and friendly, a devoted father and a good husband.

Funeral services were conducted by Ellsworth L. Woods, pastor of the Christian church of Clarinda, at the New Market Christian church, at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Sept 28. Music was provided by Opal Wallace and Bessie Godfrey, accompanied by Opal Brown. The pallbearers were Dennis Crawford, George Crawford, Clarence Woode, Chester Pratt, Ora Cade, and Ralph Pratt. Interment was in the Old Memory cemetery.

Obituary - Cliff Luellen, a former resident of Dallas Twp, north of New Market, passed away suddenly at his home in Troy, Kansas, at the age of 51, the cause of death being indigestion, so his friends have learned. His wife, the former Lola Jones of this vicinity, had come to New Market Thursday to visit friends and left at once for home, accompanied by Mrs Marva Baker, Mrs Doyle Cooper, Mrs Don Leighton, and Mr and Mrs Harry Combs.

It is understood that the body will be brought back to New Market for interment in Memory cemetery.

Besides his wife, Mr Luellen is survived by two sons, both of them working with road crews on the Alcan highway being built to Alaska.

Funeral services were held at New Market this Monday morning with Rev Ellsworth Woods in charge.


Luellen, Keith - Funeral services were Monday at 2:00 pm at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Keith Luellen passed away Friday at the V.A. Hospital in Omaha, Ne after a short illness.

Keith Luellen was born in New Market, Ia., April 13, 1914, to Clifford E. Luellen and Lola S. (Jones) Luellen. Mr Luellen served in the Army during World War II, after his discharge he lived in Troy, Kansas, and St Joseph, Missouri. During his life he worked for R.E.A. as a lineman for 20 years, until 1968 when he became a baker for Wonder Bread in St Joseph, Mo., where he worked for five years. At that time he moved to Clarinda, Ia. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. of St Joseph, Mo.

Keith is survived by his mother Lola S. Luellen of 210 N. 1st in Clarinda, one brother Arlyn Luellen of Omaha, Ne., three nieces and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.