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[Hickenlooper, Amy Preston Blakemore]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     October 8, 1942      p. 5

Obituary--Mrs. Geo. Hickenlooper

Amy Preston Blakemore, daughter of F. [rancis] L. [ee] and Joanna [Rebecca Dodge] Blakemore, was born on a farm near Platteville, Iowa, May 20, 1877, and died at her home in Blockton September 24, 1942, at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 4 days.

She was married to George C. [entenial] Hickenlooper September 15, 1908. To them were born two children, Joanna, who died in infancy, and Selden B., who with her husband survives.

After the death of her mother, when she was twelve years of age, she moved with her father, sister and brother to Blockton, where with the exception of few years in Montana, she spent her entire life. She and her sister assumed full responsibility of the rearing and training of their brother, who was four years old when their mother died.

Early in life she united with the Presbyterian Church at Bedford, where she attended high school; later transferring her membership to the Methodist church at Blockton, where she had since been a valued and faithful member, active in every department of the church, faithful in attendance while health and strength would permit.

Besides her husband and son she leaves a sister, Mrs. O. [riel] R. Morris of Crawford, Nebr.; a brother, Dr. W. [illiam] H. [arvey] Blakemore of Baker, Montana; a niece, Mrs. Helen Gott of Crawford, Neb.; a nephew Harvey Morris of Boulder City, Nevada.

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 26, at the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. B. Stewart. Burial was in the Blockton cemetery.

[Hickenlooper, Amy Preston Blakemore]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday     October 1, 1942     p. 3

blockton news

Selden Hickenlooper, who is in defense work in Kansas City, was called home by the illness and death of his mother, Mrs. George Hickenlooper.

[Hickenlooper, Amy Preston Blakemore]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday     October 1, 1942     p. 8


Mrs. Amy Hickenlooper

Amy Preston Blakemore, daughter of F. [rancis] L. [ee] and Joanna [Rebecca Dodge] Blakemore, was born on a farm near Platteville, Ia., May 20, 1877 and passed away at her home in Blockton, Ia., Sept. 24, 1942.

She was united in marriage to George C. [entenial] Hickenlooper Sept. 15, 1908. To them were born two children, Joanna who died in infancy, and Selden B. who with her husband survive her.

After the death of her mother, when she was 12 years of age, she moved with her father, sister and brother to Blockton where with the exception of a few years in Montana, she spent her entire life. She and her sister assumed full responsibility of the rearing and training of their brother who was four years old when their mother died.

Early in life she united with the Presbyterian Church at Bedford, Ia., where she attended high school and later transferred her membership to the Methodist church at Blockton, where she has ever since been a valued and faithful member, active in every department of the church, faithful in attendance while health and strength would permit.

Beside her husband and son she leaves a sister, Mrs. O. [riel] R. Morris [Fannie] of Crawford, Neb.; a brother, Dr. W. [illiam] H. [arvey] Blakemore, of Baker, Mont.; a niece, Mrs. Helen Gott, of Crawford, Neb.; a nephew, Harvey Morris, of Boulder City, Nevada.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, Sept. 26, at the Blockton Methodist church by Rev. E. B. Stewart, pastor. Mrs. C. E. Buckley and Garland Fordyce sang “No Night There” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” accompanied by Berniece Wisdom. Burial was in the Blockton cemetery.

[Hickenlooper, Margaret Blakemore]

Daily Times Herald (Carroll, Iowa)

Monday      May 17, 1943


Des Moines - Death came to Mrs. Margaret Blakemore Hickenlooper, 71, mother of Governor Bourke B. [lakemore] Hickenlooper of Iowa, at a hospital here yesterday.

Mrs. Hickenlooper had been seriously ill since suffering a heart attack in March at the farm home near Blockton, Ia., where she and her husband Nathan had lived for many years.

The governor's mother had been hospitalized here shortly after the heart attack but recovered sufficiently to be taken to a nursing home at Bedford, where she had remained until being brought to the hospital again Saturday.

Governor Only Child

Although active throughout the years in church and civic work, much of Mrs. Hickenlooper's life was devoted to her son who was their only child. Keeping a scrapbook of clippings and mementoes tracing her son's career was one of her favorite hobbies.

Mrs. Hickenlooper and her husband were born on neighboring farms near Blockton and were married in 1895. Prior to her marriage she had been a charter student of the Highland Park Normal College in Des Moines and had taught country school. Her father, W. [yatt] D. [eKalb] Blakemore, was Taylor County’s representative in the legislature for many years.

The Hickenloopers lived in Blockton from 1895 to 1916. Nathan Hickenlooper had a general store and was postmaster there. In 1916 they moved to Des Moines. During the war her husband went overseas to direct army canteens in France and Mrs. Hickenlooper kept busy with Red Cross work in Des Moines.

Back to Farm

After the war the Hickenloopers returned to Blockton where they farmed and where her activities included presidency of the American Legion Auxiliary post and membership in the O.E.S. and W.C.T.U.

Until her recent illness Mrs. Hickenlooper kept a flock of chickens, raising several hundred of them each summer.

Funeral services will be held at Blockton but arrangements had not been completed this morning. Besides her husband and son Mrs. Hickenlooper is survived by two brothers, Wyatt H. [arold] Blakemore, Bedford; and John F.[lick] Blakemore, Seattle, Wash.; and by two grandchildren.

[Hickenlooper, Margaret Blakemore]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      May 20, 1943     p. 4

Mrs. Hickenlooper Dies Sunday A.M.

Mrs. N. [athan] O. [scar] Hickenlooper [Margaret Blakemore] of Blockton died at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines Sunday morning, May 16. She had been in failing health for several weeks and had been cared for at the Terrill Hospital Home in Bedford for a short time before being taken to the hospital in Des Moines Saturday.

The body was returned to Bedford and the funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Blockton Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. B. Stewart of that church. He was assisted by Rev. Archie A. Ross, pastor of the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Blockton cemetery.

Mrs. Hickenlooper was born in 1872 near their present farm home. Her mother, Mary Flick, was born in Taylor County. Her father, W. [yatt] D. [eKalb] Blakemore, purchased land and settled in this county following his service in the Civil war.

After teaching in the rural schools of the county for five years, she was married in 1895 to Nathan O. [scar] Hickenlooper, who was also born on a neighboring farm. They resided in Blockton following their marriage where Mr. Hickenlooper conducted a general store. He was also postmaster. They were the parents of one child, Bourke, who is now the Governor of Iowa.

In 1916 Mr. Hickenlooper sold his store in Blockton and the family moved to Des Moines, where he operated a store for a year. He then went overseas with the Y.M.C.A. during World War I, and Mrs. Hickenlooper remained in Des Moines, where she was active as a Red Cross worker. The son was also in army service overseas. Following the war, they returned to their farm near Blockton.

Mrs. Hickenlooper was known as a hard worker and was active in church and club work at Blockton. She taught a Sunday school class at the Methodist church until she became ill. She repeatedly was president of the American Legion Auxiliary unit there, and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was an active worker in the Women's Christian Temperance union and the Ladies Aid.

One of her favorite hobbies was a scrapbook on her son's life.

In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. Hickenlooper is survived by two brothers, Wyatt H. [arold] Blakemore, an oil distributor at Bedford, and John F.[lick] Blakemore, a civil engineer at Seattle, Wash., and two grandchildren.

A brother, Milo, who lived at Seattle, and a sister, Clara, who lived at Bedford, died approximately 20 years ago.

[Hickenlooper, Nathan Oscar]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    June 1, 1961     [p. 1]

N. O. Hickenlooper Dies At Boone

N. [athan] O. [scar] Hickenlooper, 91, a resident of Blockton for many years and father of United States Senator Bourke B. [lakemore] Hickenlooper, died Tuesday afternoon, May 30 in the hospital at Boone, Iowa.

Mr. Hickenlooper entered Iowa Lutheran Home for the Aged at Madrid November 19, 1955, and had been a resident there until a few days ago when he was taken to the hospital.

Senator Hickenlooper had been in Iowa Thursday for a Memorial Day speech at Cedar Rapids and it is reported in Bedford that he visited his father at the hospital. It was only a short time later, after the Senator had left for Washington, that his father died, apparently of the complications of old age.

The body was brought to Bedford Wednesday and funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Blockton, Thursday, afternoon, June first at 3:30 p. m. Rev. S. E. Sterrett is the officiating minister. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

[King, Ichabod]

Iowa South-West

Saturday     June 3, 1876     p. 3


The subject of this sketch passed from earth life on last Sunday evening, at six o'clock. He had been ill only three days, and was entirely unconscious from the time he took sick until his death, not recognizing even his most intimate friends. It isn't definitely known what were the causes his sudden death, but is generally conceded by the physicians here to have been an affection of the brain.

Dr. King was born in Fayette county, Ohio, in 1839, and with his parents, moved to Lee county, this State, when he was seven months old, at which place he lived till 1850, when he again moved to Appanoose County, remaining there till 1856, when he came to this county.

He studied medicine under J. R. Standley, and attended the medical college at Keokuk, receiving his diploma from that institute to practice medicine in 1863.

He was appointed assistant surgeon in the 2nd New York Volunteer Calvary, on Nov. 12th, 1864, and on the l0th of July 1865, was transferred to the same position in the 34th Iowa volunteers, which position he honorably filled till the close of the war.

The death of Dr. King has cast a gloom of sadness over the community, and makes a vacuum not easily filled. He leaves a wife and two small children.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic Fraternity, and was by them buried at Platteville, on Monday, there being present and taking part in the ceremony about 150 members of both Orders.

We append the following resolutions had by Taylor Lodge No. 91, A. F. A. M.:

Whereas it has pleased the grand architect of the universe to remove from among us our brother, Dr. Ichabod King,

Resolved, That in this dispensation we recognize the loss of a true and faithful brother among us, and that while we consign his body to the grave and commend his spirit to God who gave it, we will cherish and revere his memory here.

Resolved, That we commend to the fraternity and the world that charity of which his life was a daily example.

Resolved, That in his death “we view a striking instance of the uncertainty of life,” and that we are traveling on the level of time to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler ever returns.

Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with his family in their bereavement, and that the secretary furnish his wife a copy of these resolutions.

[Lindsey, Samuel]

Taylor County Republican

Thursday    December 6, 1883    p. 4


Died, on the 22nd of November 1883, at the residence of his son, H. [ugh] M.[cCain] Lindsey, of Marshal Township, Samuel Lindsey, aged 87 years, 11 months and 21 days.

The deceased was born December 1st, 1795, in Cumberland County, Pa. Was a devoted follower of Christ all his life; was baptized in his infancy in the Presbyterian church, where he remained until 1843. Finding it more agreeable to his feelings he united with the M. E. church, in Delaware, Ohio. In 1817, he married Mrs. Elizabeth Atcheson, with whom he lived until she was removed by death in 1864. In 1829 he moved from Pennsylvania to Delaware County, Ohio, and in 1853 from Ohio to Knox County, Ill., and from Illinois to this county in 1863. His children are Wm. E., of Ottumwa; H. [ugh] M. [cCain], of Marshall Township, Jane M., wife of E. [lisha] B. [arrett] Allen, of Wasco Co., Oregon; Nancy E.[lizabeth], formerly wife of R. [ichard] O. [scar] Sterling [Starling], of Bedford; James H. died in Jefferson Barracks, Mo., in July, 1864, a member of the 11th Ill. Cavalry, under Col. R. G. Ingersoll; S. [amuel] M., residing in Knoxville, Ill.; M.[artha] Ellen, wife of Simeon Wright, of Clayton township.

He had seen many of the important changes in the United States, being born under Washington's administration, voting for James Monroe's re-election, and every succeeding Presidential election, always voting the Whig ticket, hence was Republican from principle. Opposed to all secret societies, deeming them to be derogatory to the Christian religion to which he held with firm tenacity. He repeated the Lord's Prayer several times before he lost his power of speech, which was about forty-eight hours before he expired. His sickness was brief, only being from Monday until Thursday about 1 o'clock. Thus one less soldier for

Christ on earth—one more gone to fill up the ranks in Heaven.

"We saw not the angels who met him there;

The gates of the city we could not see;

Over the river, over the river,

Father Lindsey stands waiting to welcome me."

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Newland, taking for the subject of his discourse the 13th verse of the 14th chapter of Revelations. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Lexington cemetery.

R. O.

[Lindsey, William E.]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     December 6, 1906      p. 4

William Lindsay Passed Away

William Lindsay [Lindsey] was born in Pennsylvania in 1818, and died at the county farm Nov. 30, 1906, aged 88 years, 4 months and 14 days, from old age.

Early in life he moved to Ohio with his parents and it was while living at Delaware, Ohio he was married. One child, a son, was born to them who preceded his father. After marriage they moved to Illinois and then came to Ottumwa, Ia. It was then his wife died and he soon moved to Bedford where he has since made his home with relatives and friends. He was an enthusiastic church worker and while living at Ottumwa organized the first choir the M. E. church had at that place.

Last summer he went to the county farm, as a matter of choice. While all his near relatives were dead he had a number of more distant relatives, any of whom would have gladly had him make his home with them. But he realized that his days were short and when going to the county farm he selected his lot for burial in Lexington cemetery and also made himself a casket. His occupation was that of carpenter and millwright and be enjoyed the work.

The funeral occurred Sunday and the burial took place at the spot directed by him during life. Rev. Gaddis, of Conway, delivered the funeral sermon.

[Lindsey, William E.]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday      December 6, 1906     p. 16

Died at Ripe Old Age

Wm. Lindsey died Saturday morning, age 88 years, 4 months, and 18 days, and was buried Sunday at Lexington cemetery, Rev. Coe of Conway conducting the services.

The deceased was born in Ohio [Pennsylvania] on July 22, 1818, and upon reaching his maturity moved to Iowa. He located first at Ottumwa, being one of the early settlers of that city. In his early manhood he was married and one child was born to this union, but both wife and child died and were buried at Ottumwa.

Mr. Lindsey was a millwright and worked at this trade and at carpentering until he became too old.

Some twelve years ago he moved to Taylor County, and this has since been his home.

The deceased was an honest God-fearing man, and a good citizen. He was a man of kindly heart, sensitive and self-reliant. Always a man, unselfish and considerate of others, in his later years, this character became abnormally developed, and he was constantly disturbed by the fear that he might trouble some one. In spite of the remonstrance of relatives, he for [a] long time lived alone, and when he became too infirm to longer attend to his wants, insisted on going to the county farm. His relatives offered him a home and kind care and begged him to stay, but without avail. He seemed perfectly happy at the farm, where he was well fed and cared for and refused to go elsewhere. He was not penniless and could have boarded, but the farm seemed to suit him better than any other place. A few years ago he constructed a casket in which he wished to be buried and this, after being trimmed by Mr. Campbell, the undertaker, was used.

[Lindsey, William E.]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      July 4, 1907    [p. 1]

A Delayed Obituary

When Mr. William Lindsay [Lindsey] died on November 30, 1906, he had written an obituary of his own which, on his death bed, he requested to be read. The relatives were unable to find it at the time but last week it was found carefully locked up with his private papers, and while unable to be read at his funeral we take the liberty of publishing from his own words the following:

The deceased was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania on the 16th of July in the year 1818 and was baptized into the Presbyterian Church during infancy. He moved with his parents into Delaware County, Ohio, when he was 11 years old and helped his parents clear up a farm from its wild state, making a pleasant home for them. When 17 years old, he hired out to a carpenter for 3 years to learn that business. Served the full time and then went to Pittsburg, Penn. to finish his trade. He spent one year there and then went back to Delaware, Ohio. During a revival in the M. E. church at this time he joined that church with many of his associates and became an active member of it, serving as class leader, steward, chorister in that church at different times.

He was married to Miss H. [annah] L. [S. Wagoner] Hilby in 1845 in Delaware, Ohio, and built a home for his small family, having only two children, who with their mother have passed through the change called death, and now the father and husband has passed the same change. He sold his property in Delaware, Ohio, and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1852. He bought a home there and lived there 6 years. He sold out in Cleveland and moved to Knoxville, Ill., spending 1 year with friends there and then moved to Ottumwa, Ia., where he lived 38 years, and where he buried his wife. He then moved to Clinton, Ia., in 1886 where he buried his only son and lived with his daughter-in-law and family about a year. He then moved to Taylor County, living with friends there. He was present at the death of his brother and sister during the first year of his stay there.

[Lindsey, William E.]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      July 4, 1907     p. 8

William Lindsay [Lindsey], who died at the county farm last fall, was a character seldom met with. He had in his possession good notes, to the amount of $2,600 that he had never tried to collect and had permitted to outlaw. These facts were discovered by J. S. Boyd as administrator. Compounding the interest, none of which had ever been paid, at 7 per cent, their rate, would have amounted to over $5,000. Mr. Lindsay [Lindsey] was a man who thought but little of money.

[McCrea, Jane McDowall]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     July 1, 1926     p. 6


Thomas McCrae of Clinton, Ind.  Came Saturday noon, called here by the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. James McCrae [Jane McDowall McCrea], who passed away Thursday morning after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Rose Berner of Illinois came Friday afternoon to attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. James McCrae. [Jane McDowall].

[McCrea, Samuel T., Infant son of]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday      June 25, 1931      p. 5

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam McCrae [McCrea] of New Raymer, Colo., passed away at a hospital in Sterling, Colo., early Monday morning, about thirty-six hours after its birth. The little body was brought to Bedford by the father, who was accompanied by the mother's brother, Tim Sweiger [Sweigard] and from Omaha by his sister Miss Mary Jane McCrae. Short funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. F. McMican. Interment was made in Lexington cemetery.

[McCrea, Samuel T. “Sam”]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday      January 27, 1938     p. 5

Word was received by Mrs. Bessie Underwood Monday morning of the death of her brother-in-law Sammy McCrea at Arkansas.

 [McCrea, Samuel T. “Sam”]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday     January 27, 1938     [p. 1]

Rites Wednesday for Sam McCrea

Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Wetmore Funeral Home here for Samuel T. McCrea, 54, who died Sunday at his home in Newport, Arkansas.

Mr. McCrea was a former Taylor county resident, having been born in Bedford, and is well known here.

The services were conducted by the Rev. Stanley Schlick of the Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Lexington cemetery northeast of Bedford.

[McDowall, Mary]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      March 3, 1921     p. 13

Miss Mary McDowall Dead

Miss Mary McDowall, for many years a resident of Taylor county, died at her home west of Conway Wednesday afternoon, March 2. Funeral services were held at her home Friday, March 4, at 10 o'clock. Interment in Lexington cemetery.

[McDowall, Mary]

Bedford Times-Republican

Monday     March 7, 1921      p. 2

Mary McDowell, who made her home at her brother-in -law’s, Sam McCrea, died at her home Wednesday morning. The funeral was held Friday morning and interment in the Lexington cemetery.

[McDowall, Mary]

Bedford Times-Republican

Monday     March 14, 1921    p. 4

Death of Miss McDowell

Miss Mary McDowell [McDowall] for many years a resident of Taylor County, residing near Old Lexington died at her home on Wednesday afternoon, March 2. Funeral services were held at her home Friday March 4th at 10 o'clock. Interment was made in the Lexington cemetery.

[Million, Charles Ephran]

Bedford Times-Press

Wednesday      November 25, 1987      p. 4


Funeral services were held for Charles Ephran Million on Monday, November 23, 10:30 a.m., at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Ted DeHass as the minister. Interment was at Lexington Cemetery near Bedford.

Charles Ephran Million, son of Frank [Benjamin Franklin] and Emma [Jane Scott] Million, was born at Smith Center, Ks. on February 25, 1898 and departed this life on November 20, 1987 at the Bedford Manor in Bedford at the age of 89 years and 23 days.

He lived in or around Bedford much of his life and grew to maturity in this same community.

On August 20, 1918 he was united in marriage to Ona Pace at Bedford, Ia. They lived around Bedford for some time before moving to Kansas and living there for several years. They returned to Bedford in 1942 where he lived to the time of his death.

To this union five children were born, one son and four daughters.

He was self-employed as a carpenter and painter.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, a daughter, three sisters, and three brothers.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters Effie Crowell of Rush Center, Ks.; Betty (Mrs. Loyd Wilson) of Council Bluffs, Ia.; Eva (Mrs. John Houston) of Pine Bluffs, Ark.; three brothers, Sam, Bill, and Dale; one sister, Catherine Roberts; 27 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and a lifetime member of the Bakers Memorial Sportsman Club of LaCrosse, Ks.

After Charles' retirement he enjoyed fishing and having his children and grandchildren come to see him. He was a loving father and will be missed by all who knew him.

[Million, Clifford Allen, 1891-1967]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      December 14, 1967      p. 11

Clifford Million Rites Dec. 4

Funeral services for Clifford Allen Million, 76, of Sharpsburg, held December 7 at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here, were conducted by Rev. Edward S. Tschetter. Mr. Million died December 4 at Rosary Hospital in Corning. Interment was at Lexington Cemetery with Military Honors given by Gravity America Legion Post No. 578.

Clifford Allen Million, son of Frank [Benjamin Franklin] and Emma [Jane] Scott Million, wan born [October 30, 1891] at Clarinda, Iowa.

He served his country in the United States Army during World War I.

On August 15, 1928 he was untied in marriage to Barbara Ellen Padget. He worked as a carpenter until his health forced him to give up his work.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1940, his mother in 1965 and a sister Laura Waudby in 1937.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Barbara, are a son, Travis Gaylon, of Euphrata, Washington; two daughters, Mrs. William Schulze of Jefferson, Iowa, Mrs. John Kitterman of Bellevue, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Clifford, Connie and Kenneth Wayne and two great grandchildren.

Also six brothers, Dean, Charlie and Burl of Bedford, Murl of Dodge City, Kans., Scott of Nevada, Mo., Dale of Rush Center, Kans., three sisters, Fern Moore of New Plymouth, Idaho; Dare Hall of Richards, Mo., Kathryn Roberts of Nevada, Mo., many nieces and nephews.

[Million, Clifford Allen, 1919-1982]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      July 22, 1982      p. 4

Graveside services for Clifford Allen Million of Shreveport, La., formerly of Bedford, were held at Lexington Cemetery near Bedford Tues., July 20 with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating. Mr. Million died July 12, 1982 in Springhill, La.

Clifford Allen Million, son of Charley [Charles Ephran] Million and Ona Million, was born May 4, 1919 in Taylor County, Iowa.

His mother preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children; his father Charley Million of Bedford, Iowa; four sisters: Mrs. Bill (Doris) Congdon; Mrs. Loyd (Betty) Wilson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Mrs. Jeff (Effie) Crowell of Rush Center, Kansas; Mrs. John (Eva) Houston of Pine Bluffs, Arkansas; other relatives and a host of friends.

[Million, Eleanor Anna Ciparis]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 20, 1980      p. 4

Eleanor Million Final Rites Were Held March 17

Funeral services for Mrs. Mark Burl (Eleanor Anna) Million, 66, of Bedford, held March 17 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were conducted by Rev. Virgil Brack. Mrs. Million died March 13, 1980 in Iowa Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Interment was at Lexington Cemetery, near Bedford.

Eleanor Anna (nee Ciparis) Million, daughter of Frank Ciparis and his wife, Anna Nee Ivanovich, was born March 11, 1914, Chicago, Illinois.

In infancy, through the sacrament of Holy Baptism, she was received into communion with the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. In 1935, she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith, and so remained unto her death with her membership in St. Timothy Lutheran Church at Bedford.

On January 1, 1980, she was united in marriage to Mark Burl Million.

During her years in Bedford, she was employed by O'Bryan Brothers, Inc., and also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother.

By her parting she leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of the home, Mark Million; one daughter; three sons; two sisters; two stepsons; grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.