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Modesto Evening News, Modesto, California
Wednesday October 1 1913 [p. 1]
Mrs. S. K. Hoover Died Early Today
Mrs. Sarah Ketura Hoover, wife of O. [swald] Hoover and mother of F. [rancis] O. [swald] Hoover, died this morning about 5 o'clock at a local hospital after an illness of about two weeks. An operation was performed a week ago from which she failed to rally and despite the best of care her condition grew steadily worse until her death this morning.
Mrs. Hoover, with Mr. Hoover, came to Modesto in June 1911, from Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, and in her two years' residence here had made many friends. A woman of unusual abilities, she was always ready to do well the duties that came to her as a member of any organization, and her kindly spirit made her a friend to everyone she met. Mrs. Hoover had been a member of the Presbyterian Church since childhood. She was a member of the Rebekahs, the Eastern Star and The Pythian Sisters, her membership in these orders being still at Lompoc. She was also among the interested workers in the Modesto Woman's Improvement club. In all the organizations to which she belonged she was always to be counted among the workers.
Mrs. Hoover was born at Monmouth, Illinois, August 1, 1852, her maiden name being Sarah Ketura Hardenbrook. She was one of a family of 13 children, six of whom are now living. Her surviving brothers and sisters are: C. [harles] K.[elly] Hardenbrook, Lompoc, California; Allan Hardenbrook, Missoula, Montana; Richard Hardenbrook and Shannon Hardenbrook, Bedford, Iowa; L. [ewis] D.[uff] Hardenbrook, Wakefield, Kansas, and Mrs. Juliet Bristol, Marathon, Iowa. Mrs. Hoover was graduated from Monmouth College, Illinois, with the class of 1872. Mrs. Hoover was married to Mr. Hoover at Viola, Illinois, January 31, 1882 and immediately went to make their home at Bedford, Iowa. They resided at Bedford until April 1890 at which time they came to California, settling first in Los Angeles County and a year later at Lompoc, Santa Barbara County. The family resided at Lompoc for 20 years, coming from there to Modesto.
Mrs. Hoover is survived by the husband and three children. The children are Attorney F. [rancis] O. [swald] Hoover of Modesto, B. [enjamin] B. [uford] Hoover of Lompoc, and H. [ubert] D. [on] Hoover of Los Angeles.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Presbyterian church. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. K. Pitman, pastor of the church, and interment will be made in the Modesto Citizens' Cemetery.
The body is now at the undertaking parlors of Bowker & Wood.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday April 29, 1909 [p. 1]
A Sudden Death
Mr. R. [ichard] L. [ockwood] Hardenbrook received the sad intelligence Monday that his son, Charlie Clyde, had passed away suddenly that morning at his home in Bozeman, Mont. While no details are at hand it is presumed that his death was due either to pneumonia or heart trouble, as it was known he had been suffering from a bad cold.
The remains are expected to arrive here today and the funeral will be held tomorrow, Friday, at 2:00 o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. D. McMasters.
Mr. Hardenbrook has been at Bozeman for several years, he being manager of the Wiley Transportation Company, whose business it is to conduct tourists through Yellowstone Park. He was 36 years old last September. He was married only last January. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow. A full obituary will appear next week.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday May 6, 1909
Charlie Clyde Hardenbrook
Charlie Clyde Hardenbrook was born in Taylor County, Iowa, September 11, 1873, and died at his home in Livingston, Mont., April 26, 1909.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. [ichard] L. [ockwood] Hardenbrook [Cornelia Wilbur] of this city. After attending the schools here, he went to Monmouth, Ill., and acquired a business education at the college there. He secured a position with the transportation company transacting business through the National Yellowstone Park. He had held this position for the past twelve years and was manager of the company at the time of his death. On December 30, 1908, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Willie Crawford, at Bozeman, Mont.
The bereaved, widow, father, mother, sisters and brothers, have the sympathy of all.
The remains were brought here Thursday and on Friday afternoon, the funeral was held from the home of his parents, conducted by Rev. D. McMasters, assisted by Elder Hendrickson. Interment was in Fairview cemetery.
Thursday September 9, 1937 [p. 1]]
Inez Hardenbrook Dies Here Monday
Miss Inez Hardenbrook, 51, a resident of Bedford the greater part of her life, died unexpectedly at her home in Bedford at 11 o'clock Monday forenoon, Sept. 6.
The funeral services were held at the home this afternoon conducted by Rev. Robert Boshen. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.
Inez C. [ornelia] Hardenbrook, daughter of Richard L. [ockwood] and Cornelia Wilbur Hardenbrook, was born near Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa, July 16, 1886. She was one of a family of eleven children, her parents, four brothers and three sisters having preceded her in death.
She graduated from the Bedford high school with the class of 1906 and later from a business college in Los Angeles, Cal. Since her graduation she had been employed at the Thompson Mercantile store and for the State Highway Commission in Bedford, Shenandoah and Council Bluffs. She was assistant in the local county engineer's office at the time of her death.
Miss Hardenbrook united with the Baptist church in 1901 and remained a faithful member throughout her life.
She is survived by three sisters, Miss Jessie Hardenbrook, Miss Helen Hardenbrook and Mrs. Persis Weir, all of Bedford; one niece, Mrs. Allen Meyer of Oakland, Calif.; three nephews, Richard Hardenbrook of Virginia City, Nevada, William L. Weir of Bedford and Wayne Martin of Los Angeles, Calif., a grand nephew, William David Meyer of Oakland, Calif. and a host of relatives and friends.
Bedford Free Press
Tuesday November 11, 1913 [p. 1]
Friends of the family were shocked Thursday morning when the report was circulated on the streets that R. [ichard] L. [ockwood] Hardenbrook had died early that morning. Deceased was stricken with paralysis some weeks ago, but to all appearances he was slowly recovering from the stroke and it was hoped by his friends he could regain his usual health. On Monday he came down town and appeared to be feeling as well as usual, but on Monday afternoon he suffered greatly and Tuesday morning sank into unconsciousness from which he was never aroused, quietly passing away at 4 o'clock Thursday morning.
Richard Lockwood Hardenbrook was born Sept. 27, 1842 at Mt. Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio, and at the age of 9 moved with his parents to Monmouth, Ill., where he lived until 1871, when he moved to Iowa, locating on a farm northwest of Bedford, living there until 1891, when he came to Bedford, where he has since resided.
Deceased served nearly three years in the civil war, enlisting in an Illinois regiment in 1861. March 14, 1867, he was married at Galesburg, Ill., to Miss Cornelia D. Wilbur and to this union 11 children were born, seven of whom, with his wife, survive him.
The children are Madge and Hollis, who died in infancy, Charles Clyde and Mable Cordius Kirkpatrick, who died some years ago. The children now living are Erskine Wilbur, Acton, Mont.; Francis Leroy, late of Santa Marie, Ariz., now of California; Walter Blaine, Lompoc, Cal.; Jessie Beryl, Helen Melissa, Persis Mildred, and Inez Cornelia, all of whom are still at home.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the home conducted by the Rev. J. W. Neyman, assisted by Rev. D. W. Griffith of Hopkins and Rev. J. A. Currie of the Bedford Presbyterian church. Interment was in the Fairview cemetery.
[HARDENBROOK, RICHARD LOCKWOOD]
Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, November 11, 1913, p. 6
Roy Hardenbrook, who has lately removed from Arizona to California, arrived here in time to attend the funeral of his father R. L. Hardenbrook. His wife, who had been visiting relatives in New York City, came by on her return home. Erskine, who lives at Comanche, Mont., was also able to come.
Taylor County Democrat
Thursday March 22, 1894
Died, Hollis, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. [ichard] L. [ockwood] Hardenbrook [Cornelia Wilbur], at their home in Benton Township, Taylor County, Iowa, at 2 a. m. Tuesday, March 20, 1894, aged about 8 months.
Little Hollis had been seriously ill for about 10 days previous to her death with cerebral spinal meningitis, and although the best medical skill, and the kind ministrations of the parents and neighbors were exercised in her behalf, it was of no avail as the angel of death had claimed its own, and the parents and friends bow in humble submission to the decree of providence. The funeral services were held at the home of the parents, at 11 a. m. Wednesday, and were conducted by Rev. J. C. Lewis, of the Baptist church of this city. Interment was made in the Bedford cemetery.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday May 6, 1909
Mrs. Aaron T. Beck
Word was received here this morning announcing the death of Mrs. A. [aron] T.[homas] Beck, which occurred at her home in Siam, at 10:40 last evening, from heart failure. The deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Mary [Anna] Bear, was born in Daviess County, Missouri, October 19, 1871. May 30, 1890, she was united in marriage to Aaron T. [homas] Beck and they soon moved to Bedford, where they resided until moving to Ladoga about two years ago. Mr. Beck engaged in mercantile business there and continued in that business until last fall, when they moved to their present home.
In early life the deceased united with the M. E. church and she has always lived a true, Christian life.
Aside from a heart broken husband, she leaves five small children to mourn her death. They are Vivian, Vernon, Vera, Gladys and Mildred, all at home.
Complete funeral arrangements are not at this writing made, but it will probably be held from the M. E. church at Siam Saturday. The interment will be in the Titus [Graceland] cemetery. The family have many friends here, all of whom will extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday February 19, 1903 [p. 1]
Death Of An Old Citizen
Died, February 12, 1908, at her home near Sharpsburg, Iowa, Mrs. Anna S. [arah Kenyon] Hamblin, wife of D. [aniel] W. [oodard] Hamblin, aged 80 years, 11 months and nine days. Funeral services were held at Sharpsburg Presbyterian church conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. A. Marshall. She was laid to rest in the Gravity cemetery beside her two children gone before.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday February 19, 1903 [p. 1]
Martha [Patsy Huffman] Herbert was born October 20, 1816, in Butler County, Ohio. She died at the home of her youngest son, Isaac Herbert, February 5, 1903, near Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa, age 86 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 2 days. She was married to Rev. Jesse R. Herbert January 31, 1837. Martha Herbert was converted and united with the M. E. church at a very early age and led a faithful Christian life. 5 years ago she fell and injured her hip so that she has been almost entirely helpless ever since, always patiently enduring her sufferings. Her husband preceded her in 1873. She was the mother of 9 children, 5 of whom are living, 3 sons and 2 daughters. She was one of the oldest settlers in this part of the country. Interment in Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Free Press
Tuesday May 6, 1913 p. 3
Death has again come in our midst and claimed for his victim the youngest daughter [Effie Ellen] of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Oxley, who live east of town. She passed away Tuesday at about one o'clock. She had been seriously ill for the last two weeks and her death was not wholly unexpected. The community extends to the bereaved family their sympathy in their hour of grief.
Thursday July 17, 1975
Paul Greeley, 69, Final Rites Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Paul Rogers Greeley, 69, of New Market, were held Wed., July 16, at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, conducted by Carl Cummings and Pastor Loren Daly. Mr. Greeley died July 13, 1975. Interment was at Washington Cemetery, Gravity.
Thursday January 5, 1961 p. 2
Mrs. J. C. Jefferies Rites Here Monday
Mrs. Jim Jefferies, a resident of the Bedford community for many years, died at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, December 23. She had been in failing health the past several years and had until recently been a patient in the Walnut Street Nursing Home in Kansas City.
Funeral services were held at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home on Madison Street, Monday afternoon, December 26. Rev. Anthony Blankers of the Bedford Methodist church officiated. Burial in Fairview cemetery.
Effie Viola Larison, oldest daughter of Clara [Ellen Stoner] and William Larison, was born August 21, 1885 in Bedford and died at the age of 75 years, four months, two days.
When a young girl she was baptized and became a member of the Maple Grove Methodist church near Hopkins.
On March 26, 1905, she was united in marriage to James Robert Chapman Jefferies, who preceded her in death on June 14, 1958. To this union two children were born, Mildred Ellen, who passed away in 1918 at the age of eleven years and a son, Orville C. Jefferies, who died September 5, 1960, at the age of 50 years.
Surviving to mourn her loss are one sister, Mrs. Iva L. [aura] Collins of Hemet, California; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Orville Jefferies of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother-in-law E. [rnest] A. [lfred] Jefferies of Bedford; three grandsons, James [Albert] Jefferies, Jerry [Chapman] Jefferies, and Jack Jefferies, all of Kansas City; two nieces, Mrs. Stanley Swanson [Fern Jefferies] of Hopkins; Mrs. Paul Walrod [Eula Jefferies] of Des Moines; two great grandsons in Kansas City.
Thursday Aug 25, 1977 p. 6
Centenarian Dies Here August 17
Funeral services for Mrs. Henry (Nora) Barnes, 100, of Athelstan, Ia., were held August 22 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home with Rev. Carter Smith officiating. Mrs. Barnes died August 17, 1977 in Thogmartin Care and Keep Apartments in Bedford. Interment was at Platteville Cemetery, Taylor County, Ia.
Nora Barnes, daughter of George W. King and Alice Gray, was born in Athelstan on October 19, 1876.
Nora lived in Athelstan and grew to maturity in Bedford where she attended the public schools and the Baptist Church.
She was united in marriage to Henry Barnes and they lived in Athelstan. To this union there was one son born, Vane H., [who] was born on March 9, 1902 and died on March 15, 1968.
Nora worked for the Cash King Grocery Store for a number of years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter-in-law, Hilda Barnes, of Cedar Rapids; a granddaughter, Deloris, two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was a kind and considerate person who loved all those whom she met.
During her later years she lived with Mrs. Zola Freemyer before moving to the Thogmartin home.
Thursday Aug 25, 1977 p. 6
Merlin Fuller, 59, Final Rites Held August 15
Funeral services for Merlin R. Fuller, 59, of Burlington Junction, Mo., held August 15 in the Burlington Junction United Methodist Church, were conducted by the Rev. John R. Shipley and the Rev. Roger Metscher. Mr. Fuller died August 12 in an Omaha, Nebr. hospital. Military services were conducted at the Clearmont, (Mo.) Cemetery.
Fuller was an employee for 21 years with the Missouri State Highway Department.
Born April 16, 1918, at Clearmont, he was the son of the late Mose T. and Vera Harper Fuller. On Aug. 31, 1941, he was married at Clearmont to Nadene Malone, who survives.
A resident of the Iowa-Missouri state line area most of his life, he was a member of United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post of Burlington Jct. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.
Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Nancy) Sayler, Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Gary (Susan) Hull, Elmo; one son, James Fuller, Burlington Jct.; three brothers, Paul Fuller, Maryville, and Marvin Fuller and Lyle Fuller, Clearmont, and seven grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Fuller, 1976, and Keith Fuller, 1971.
Thursday Aug 25, 1977 p. 6
Dessie Redenbaugh Final Rites Held August 20
Funeral services for Mrs. Earl Robert (Dessie) Redenbaugh, 85, of Sierra Madre, Calif., formerly of Siam, were held August 20 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home with Carl Cummings officiating. Mrs. Redenbaugh died August 16, 1977, in Community Hospital in Sierra Madre, Calif. Interment was at Siam Cemetery, Siam, Ia.
Dessie Harriett Clayton Redenbaugh, daughter of Ora G. [riffith] and Annie Fry Clayton, was born near Siam in Taylor County, Iowa, October 21, 1891.
She grew to maturity in the Siam community where she attended the public school and was a part of various school and church activities.
On February 16, 1916, she was united in marriage to Earl Robert Redenbaugh at Clarinda, Iowa, and they lived on farms in the Siam area for several years. They lived in Colorado from 1921 to 1928 and in 1928 they moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where they resided until 1946, when they moved to Vancouver, Washington. Mr. Redenbaugh died in 1963 and she continued to reside in Vancouver until 1972 when she moved to Boise, Idaho, for a year before making her home with her daughter, Eula, in Sierra Madre, Calif., from 1973 until her death.
During the time they lived in Omaha, Nebr., she was very active in P.T. A. during the time her children were in school.
While residing in Vancouver, Wash., the United Methodist Church presented her with a Life Membership and pin in the Women's Society of Christian Service. She wore the pin proudly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughters who died in infancy, a daughter, Annabel June Redenbaugh, who died in 1940 and a daughter, Violet Marie Ward who died in 1976; a brother Floyd Clayton who died in 1965; also one grandchild and one great grandchild who preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Eula Fern Redenbaugh of Sierra Madre, Calif., Oren Clayton Redenbaugh of Riverdale, Georgia, Velma Lucille Moore of Craig, Colorado, Floyd Robert Redenbaugh of Rochester, Minn., Ralph Milton Redenbaugh, of Sierra Madre, Calif.; a brother, Ralph R. [ichard] Clayton of Bedford; three sisters: Nannie C. Young of Milwaukee, Oregon, Frances Cogdell of Atlanta, Georgia and Ruth Wesson, of Council Bluffs, Ia.; step-mother, Phoebe [Harper] Clayton of Clarinda, Ia.; 19 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Early in her youth she became a member of the Siam Methodist Church and at the time of her death she was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sierra Madre, California.
Her family will remember her as a kind and considerate mother, sister and loved one, and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Thursday August 28, 1941 p. 8
Obituary - David W. Miller
David Wesley Miller was born in Monitor County, Ill., August 2, 1857, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. [ussell] R. Keller [Ismay], Pueblo, Colo., August 16, at the age of 84 years and two weeks.
Mr. Miller was married to Minnie B. Polton of Taylor County, Iowa, Feb. 22, 1891. To them were born seven children, five of whom are living: Mrs. Raymond Miller [Ruby] of Lenox, Mrs. R. [ussell] R. Keller [Ismay] of Pueblo, Colo., Paul Miller of Bedford, Mrs. John Tucker [Beulah] of Strawberry Point, Iowa and Troy Miller in the U. S. Navy and stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. There are also five grandchildren: Raymond Miller, Jr. and David Miller, Robert Keller, Patty Lou and Jackie Jean Tucker.
Mrs. Miller died June 11, 1932. Two children, Loy and May, died in infancy.
Mr. Miller is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Fitch of Superior, Nebr.
In early life he united with the Church of Christ and for many years was an elder in the Eagle Church of Christ south of Bedford. He was conscientious in his church faith and was devoted to his family.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Arnold Funeral Home in Lenox, conducted by Rev. Christopher Shaw. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.
Thursday March 23, 1933 p. 1, 5
Mrs. Enoch Larison Dies At Hopkins
Resident of Hazel Dell Community Had Been In Ill Health
Mrs. Enoch Larison, a resident of the Hazel Dell community southwest of Bedford, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. [harles] E. Wilson in Hopkins, Friday morning, March 17. She had been in ill health for several years. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Bedford Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell and assisted by Rev. R. A. Dick, the Baptist minister from Hopkins. Burial was in the Bedford cemetery. J. E. Althouse, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Larison, and his five sons from Bucyrus, O., acted as pallbearers.
Mrs. Larison, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Ulrich, was born near Upper Sandusky, O., March 17, 1876. She was the youngest of a family of six children and was left an orphan at the age of three years, when she was brought to the state of Iowa by her aunt and husband, Mr. and Mrs. C. [hristian] H. Moser, with whom she lived until she was married September 12, 1894. To them were born ten children, four of whom died in infancy. The six children, who with the husband survive, are Elmer Larison of Bedford, Wilbur Larison of Hazelton, Idaho, Wade Larison of Bedford, Mrs. Charles Wilson of Hopkins, Mo., Mrs. Leslie Williams of Prescott, Iowa, and Miss Beulah Larison at home. There are also seven grandchildren, her aunt, Mrs. C. [hristian] H. Moser [Barbara Ann Ulrich] of Bedford, one sister, Mrs. Harry Caylor [Mary Jane] of Bucyrus, O., and one brother, Will Ulrich of Sandusky, O.
In early life Mrs. Larison united with the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, later transferring her membership to the Hazel Dell Baptist Church.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday January 14, 1904 [p. 1]
Died, on Monday, January 11, at her home on the Lafe Dugan farm five miles west of Bedford, Mrs. Olive J. [ane McCullough] Ingles [Engle], aged 46 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 12 o'clock yesterday by Rev. D. W Griffith. The body was taken to Farragut for burial. Deceased had been an invalid for some time. She leaves a husband and one child.
Thursday December 18, 1947 [p. 1]
Hold Chestnut Rites At Shearer Cemetery
Military funeral services for Pfc. Robert Chestnut were held Wednesday afternoon, December 10, at the Shearer church west of Siam, conducted by Rev. Ivo Randels, pastor of the Christian church at Oakland, Iowa. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.
Pfc. Chestnut was killed in action in Germany, March 20, 1945. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Chestnut of near Clearmont, Mo., and a grand nephew of Mrs. Floyd Harsh [Mabel Sarah Laub] of Bedford. The pallbearers were cousins of the deceased and were all ex-service men.
Thursday October 7, 1943 p. 2
Obituary - Phebe Campain
Phebe Jane Campain, daughter of Van R. [esselaer] and Martha [Hodge] Strong was born October 1, 1878, near Sharpsburg, Iowa, and died at her home on September 28, 1943 at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 28 days.
She was married December 21, 1904 to Guy W. [illard] Campain in the same residence which had been their home for so many years. To them two sons were born, John Westley of Council Bluffs, and William Franklin of Bedford.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, one sister, Mrs. Lydia Filbert of Sharpsburg, and four grandchildren.
She joined the church in early childhood and was a member of the Presbyterian church of Sharpsburg at the time of her death.
The funeral services were held at the church Friday, October 1, conducted by Rev. J. W. Chase. Burial was in the Lexington cemetery.
Attend Campain Rites
Those from a distance attending the funeral of Mrs. Guy Campain were Mr. and Mrs. Will Campain of Osceola, Nebr., Henry Campain of Lindsay, Nebr., Frank Campain of St. Edwards, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Burruss of Silver Creek, Nebr., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Campain of Central City, Nebr., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johannes of Murray, Iowa, Mrs. Len Maxwell, Mrs. L. A. Purcell, L. E. Purcell, Laura Payton of Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shaffer and family of Corning, Mrs. Loran Boyer of Silver City, Clyde Filbert of Adair, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Henderson of Lenox, Mrs. Minnie Chaney and Herman of Clearfield.
Thursday September 5, 1935 [p. 1]
Rev. Fletcher Dies On Train
Funeral Services At Iowa Falls Wednesday
Rev. C. [harles] Wesley Fletcher, a former pastor of the Bedford Baptist church, died of heart trouble on a Rock Island train Monday morning, while en route from Des Moines to his home at Iowa Falls. He had conducted church services in the First Baptist church at Newton Sunday, and was returning home when death came.
Rev. Fletcher served as director and vice president of the Iowa Baptist Assembly for over twenty years.
The funeral services were held in the auditorium of the Baptist Assembly at Iowa Falls Wednesday afternoon. The services were in charge of Rev. I. J. Brame of Indianola, president of the Iowa Baptist Assembly, and the sermon was delivered by Rev. Frank Anderson of Des Moines, executive secretary of the Iowa Baptist State Convention.
W. D. McMaster and W. F. Beck of Bedford attended the funeral service.