Obituaries
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[England, Luke Edward]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 24, 1960    p. 6

CLEARFIEld NEWS

Those attending the funeral services of [Luke] Edward England on March 7 at Marshalltown were Mr. and Mrs. Bert Routh, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Routh, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Sollars, Mrs Betty Jo Miller, Walter England. Mr. and Mrs. Everett England, Mr. and Mrs. Joe England, Mr. and Mrs. Sam England, Mrs John [Carrol] Busby [Louise England] and Harry England, of Creston.

[England, Jerry Rusk]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    October 7, 1937    [p. 1]

Tragic Death

Jerry England, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe England, died by his own hand Monday morning at the England farm home 5 miles northeast of town, in the room in which he had spent the night.

Jerry had left his home in Marshalltown, without informing his wife or family as to his destination. That led to a search there for him. He arrived at the home of his brother, Sam England, out four miles southwest of Clearfield, in time to breakfast with them Sunday morning.

Later he drove through town, and out to his father's place, saying that he would leave before night. He changed this intention, and consented to remain for the night.

His mother called him rather early Monday morning and he said in reply that he would not be down for a while. At about 8:30, his father went to the room to summon him, and found him dead.

He had shot himself through the chest downward from above, apparently reaching the heart. No shot was heard, but a radio was going, and other noises may account for that.

Jerry had lived for some years in Marshalltown. No adequate explanation for his act is known. J. R. Crew was called, but insisted that the coroner meet him at the farm.

Besides the wife, he leaves seven children.

 A bad smashup in an auto accident a few years ago gave Mr. England permanent injuries, for he has never seemed to be entirely recovered. It is a fair assumption that this tragedy is but the final chapter in the story of the injuries then received.

[England, Jerry Rusk]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    October 7, 1937    [p. 1]

Jerry R. [usk] England, son of Joseph and Margaret [Ellen Shay] England, was born at Tingley, Iowa, March 4, 1892, and departed this life at the home of his parents, Oct 4, 1937, at the age of 43 years, 7 months.

At an early age he was baptized into the Methodist Church of Tingley, Iowa.

On November 24, 1915, he was united in marriage to Miss Madge Christopher of Tingley, Iowa, and to this union were born nine children: Rowena Pearl, Cleo Maxine, Katheryn Louise, Frances Ann, Jerry Jr., Billy J., Virginia Lee and two dying in infancy.

He has lived with his family in and around Tingley and Creston until March 4, 1927, when he moved to Marshalltown, living there until his death.

Ha was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was a loving and thoughtful father and husband and always had a good word for every one, and will be greatly missed by all. One brother preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn his death beside his devoted wife and seven children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe England of Clearfield, his brothers—Ed of Marshalltown, Harry of Creston, Sam and Walter of Clearfield; and three sisters—Mary Huffman, Pearl Routh and Gladys Routh, all of Clearfield; besides nieces and nephews, a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at Tingley M. E. Church at 2:30 o’clock, Wednesday, Oct. 26, Rev. A C. Stark officiating. Burial was in Tingley Cemetery.

[England, Jerry Rusk]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    October 7, 1937     p. 2

The funeral of the late Jerry England was held on Wednesday in Tingley Methodist church, and the interment was there. Jerry was the second son in the family and was 45 years and 7 months old at death.

[England, Joseph, Cousin of]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    January 22, 1914     p. 8

Clearfield

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph England went to Tingley Friday evening to attend the funeral of Mr. England's cousin.

[England, Margaret Ellen Shay]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    October 17, 1946    [p. 1]

Margaret Ellen England

Margaret Ellen Shay, daughter of Thomas and Jane [Breakenridge] Shay was born June 5, 1870, east of Diagonal, Iowa, and departed this life, Oct. 8, 1946, at her home in north Clearfield, aged 76 years, 4 months and 3 days.

She was given the benefits of school privileges and grew to womanhood in the parental home.

On Feb. 23, 1889 Margret E [llen] Shay and Joseph T. W. England were united in marriage at the Methodist Parsonage at Mt. Ayr, Iowa and their new home was established on a farm near Tingley, Iowa.

Nine children came to bless this union; two sons, Jerry [Rusk] and Elmer [McKinley], preceded the mother in death. The surviving are four sons: Samuel C. [lare] of Clearfield, Edward L.[uke] of Marshalltown, Harry H.[ erbert[ of Creston, Walter W.[arren] of Clearfield and three daughters, Mary Sollars, Pearl Routh, and Gladys Routh of Clearfield.

In 1912 the family moved to a farm northeast of Clearfield where they lived until 1944, when they retired from farm life and took their residence in Clearfield.

In girlhood Mrs. England had adhered to the Methodist faith and was a consistent member of that church, faithful in attendance as long as her physical health admitted. She was a true wife and mother and exemplified her Christian life by her daily living and service to those around her. Always willing to lend assistance, where needed; never too busy with her many household duties to answer the call of a sick relative, or neighbor or friend. She will be sadly missed in her home and community.

Her last illness was of short duration and all that constant attendance of loved ones and medical skill could do were of no avail.

She was the last of her family to go. Only two weeks ago she received a message of the death of her brother Luke Shay in Wyoming.

To cherish her memory are her husband, the four sons and three daughters, 28 grandchildren, 16 great grand children, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday October 11, 1946 at 2 p. m. in the Methodist Church at Clearfield with Rev. Chas. L. Ellis officiating.

The singers were Mrs. Walter Owens and Mrs. L. F. Mahoney accompanied by Mrs. C. J. Swan at the piano.

The grandsons acting as pallbearers were: Joe England, Dwight England, Everet England, Paul England, Milo England and Erwood Huffman.

Burial was made in the cemetery at Clearfield, Iowa.

[England, Margaret Ellen Shay]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    October 17, 1946    p. 3

From a Distance

Those from a distance who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Joe England [Margaret Ellen Shay] on last Friday were:

Mrs. Emma Coffman, St. Joe, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Dutch Baldon, Adel, Ia.; Mr. Charlie Shay, Des Moines, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Wyant, Leon, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ab McFee, Mr. and Mrs. Schrader, Mr. and Mrs. Harry England, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rice, Creston; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Owens, Elston; Mr. and Mrs. Jake England, Lloyd and Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Coffman, Mr. and Mrs. John England, Mrs. Dick Ferri, Tingley; Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Walker, Kellerton; and Mr. and Mrs. Ed England, Mr. and Mrs. Milo England, Cleo and Francis Ann England, Marshalltown.

[England, Samuel Clare]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 20, 1965     p. 4

Samuel England Rites May 10

Funeral services for Samuel C. [lare] England, 75, of Clearfield were held May 10 at the Clearfield Methodist Church with Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating. Mr. England died in his home at Clearfield May 8, 1965. Interment was at the Clearfield Cemetery.

Samuel C. [lare] England, son of Joseph and Margaret [Ellen] Shay was born Dec. 17, 1889, at Tingley, Iowa.

He grew to manhood in the Tingley community, attending a country school near his home. In 1911 his parents moved to a farm near Clearfield, while he remained on the home place near Tingley for two years.

In 1913 he was united in marriage to Vera Rawlings of Newton, Iowa, and to this union were born three children: Louise (Mrs. John Busby) of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Joe and Everitt of Clearfield.

They farmed in the Tingley community for several years, and in 1925 moved to a farm near Clearfield where they resided until 1960, when they moved to their present home in town.

He was a member of the Tingley Methodist Church and later transferred to the Clearfield Church. He took a very active part in all community affairs and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Jerry, Elmo and Edd.

He is survived by his wife, Vera; his children; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and three sisters, Mary Baker of Albion, Pearl and Gladys Routh of Diagonal; and two brothers, Harry [Herbert] of Creston and Walter [Warren] of Clearfield; many other relatives and a host of friends.

[Note: His World War I draft registration card gives his birth date as December 17, 1890.]

[England, Samuel Clare]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday     May 13, 1965   [p. 1]

Sam England Dies

Sam England, 75, a long time resident of Clearfield passed away at his home early Saturday morning following an illness of several months.

He had retired from farming in I960, moving to their present home, but remained active despite his failing health and was up town greeting his friends each day.

He is survived by his wife, Vera; one daughter, Louise and two sons, Joe and Everitt; two brothers, Harry [Herbert] of Creston and Walter [Warren] of Clearfield and three sisters, Gladys and Pearl Routh, both of rural Diagonal and Mary Baker of Albion, Iowa.

Last rites were conducted on Monday from the Methodist Church in Clearfield at 2:00 P. M. with Rev. Phillips officiating. Burial in the Clearfield cemetery.

[England, Samuel Clare]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday    May 13, 1965     p. 2

Mr. and Mrs. John Busby and Larry, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fearnot and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Busby and family all of Ft. Collins, Colorado, arrived Saturday night, called here by the sudden death of their father and grandfather, Sam England.

[England, Samuel Clare]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday     May 13, 1965    p. 4

Samuel C. [lare] England, son of Joseph and Margaret [Ellen] Shay England, was born Dec. 17,1889 at Tingley, Ia. and departed this life at his home in Clearfield, May 8, 1965 at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 20 days. He had been in failing health for several months.

He grew to manhood in the Tingley community, attending a country school near his home. In 1911 his parents moved to a farm near Clearfield, while he remained on the home place near Tingley for 2 years.

In 1913 he was united in marriage to Vera Rawlings of Newton, Iowa and to this union were born 3 children; Louise (Mrs. John Busby) of Ft. Collins, Colorado; Joe and Everitt of Clearfield.

They farmed in the Tingley community for several years, and then moved to a farm near Clearfield in 1925 where they resided until 1960, when they moved to their present home in town.

He was a member of the Tingley Methodist Church and later transferred to the Clearfield Church. He took a very active part in all community affairs and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Jerry, Elmer, and Edd.

Those left to mourn his passing are his devoted wife, Vera; his daughter, Louise and two sons, Joe and Everitt; one son–in-law, John Busby and two daughters -in-law, Jennie, (Mrs. Joe England) and June (Mrs. Everitt England); thirteen grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and three sisters, Mary Baker of Albion, Iowa; Pearl and Gladys Routh of Diagonal, Iowa; and two brothers, Harry [Herbert] of Creston, and Walter [Warren] of Clearfield; nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Last rites were conducted from the Methodist Church in Clearfield, Monday May 10th at 2:00 P. M. with Rev. Phillips officiating with burial in the Clearfield cemetery.

Songs by Bob and Dwight McMath with Ann Whitmore at the organ. Casket bearers were: Clifford Bailey, Paul Brown, Cecil Bailey, Ray Speer, George Bailey and Paul Whitmore.

[Haglan, Evelyn Mae England]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday    January 4, 1968    p. 4

EVELYN MAE HAGLAN

Evelyn Mae Haglan, died at her home Thursday evening, December 28th, 1967.

She was born in Clearfield, Iowa on November 20, 1928, the daughter of Elmer [McKinley] and Leona Christy England. She was married at Bedford, Iowa, August 19, 1948 to Burton [Wilbur] Haglan of Omaha, Nebraska.

She is survived by her husband Burton and two children, Barry and Colleen at home. Also left to mourn her passing are her mother, Leona Johns of Clearfield; a brother, Paul [Martin] England of Clearfield; and three sisters, Maxine [Alice] Round of Clearfield, Fern Pettingill of Fairfield, California and Irene Pankau of Tucson, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, LeRoy [Doyle] and Dwight [McKinley] England, who passed away on December 24, 1967.

While her major interest was in making a home for her family, she enjoyed such hobbies as music and sewing and had participated in P. T. A. work and Cub Scouts in the past.

Services were held at the Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. A Memorial in Mrs. Haglan’s name has been established for the First Unitarian Church, Bell and Cassidy St. in Des Moines.

[Haglan, Evelyn Mae England]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday    January 4, 1968   [p. 1]

Evelyn Haglan Passes Away

Evelyn [Mae] England Haglan, 39, passed away at her home in Des Moines Thursday evening, Dec. 28th. She is survived by her husband and two children, her mother, Leona Johns and a brother, Paul [Martin] England and three sisters, Maxine, Fern and Irene.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Leroy [Doyle] and Dwight McKinley], and her father.

[Holland, Harold]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 4, 1974    p. 2

Last Rites Held    June 28 for Harold Holland

Funeral services for Harold Holland, 64, of Bedford, were held June 28 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, officiated by Carl Cummings. Mr. Holland died June 26, 1974 in Crest Haven Home in Creston. Interment was at Memory Cemetery in New Market.

Harold Holland, son of Samuel and Lesta [Ruth Cunningham] Holland, was born April 14, 1910, in New Market, Iowa.

He lived with his family in Ringgold County, Iowa where he grew to maturity and he had lived in Bedford for the past several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ray and Lowell.

Left to cherish his memory are two brothers, Carl and Hubert, and one sister, Bernice.

[McClintock, Helen Eve Round]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday     April 8, 1965     p. 4

obituary

Helen Eve, daughter of Ralph H. and Eva Winemiller Round, was born June 4, 1916 in Worth county, Missouri and passed away April 3, 1965 at the Greater Community Hospital in Creston, Iowa at the age of 48 years, nine months and 30 days, following several months of failing health.

When but a small child she moved to the Clearfield community where she grew to womanhood, having graduated from the Clearfield High School.

April 26, 1936, she was united in marriage to Homer W. McClintock and to this union were born four children, three daughters, Sharon, Roberta, and Marjebell and one son Robert.

With her husband and two older children, she became a member of the Clearfield United Presbyterian Church; later, when the church was discontinued, her membership was transferred to the Methodist Church.

She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; Modern Literary Club and of the Womens Federated Club of Taylor County. She maintained an active interest in these and other organizations of the community as long as her health permitted. She was very talented in all projects she undertook and was called upon many times to lend a helping hand, and did so willingly. She was president of the American Legion Auxiliary and also of the Federated Clubs of Taylor County. She was very active in church and school affairs.

Those left to mourn her passing are her husband, Homer; daughters, Mrs. (Sharon) Tom Fitzgerald of Clearfield; Mrs. (Roberta) Robert Lockhart of Lenox; Marjebell at home and a son, Robert, a student at Creston Junior College; Her parents, Ralph and Eva Round; a brother, Donald Round, all of Clearfield; a sister, Mrs. (Jeane) Dwight England of Corning; two sons-in-law, Tom Fitzgerald and Robert Lockhart - -five grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives as well as a host of friends which were numbered by her acquaintance.

Final rites were conducted from the Methodist Church in Clearfield, April 6th at 2:00 P, M, with Rev. Herbert Phillips and Rev. Harvey Ruegsegger officiating.

Soloist Roland Buxton was accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Norma Paymal, both of Lenox.

Casket bearers were Paul Whitmore, Arlo Beggs, Don Beggs, LeRoy Beggs, Dr. V. U. Thomson and J. B. Routh.

Final resting place in the Clearfield cemetery.

[McClintock, Helen Eve Round]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 22, 1965     p. 3

Final Rites Held For H. McClintock

Funeral services for Mrs. Homer (Helen Round) McClintock, 48, were held April 6 at the Clearfield Methodist Church with Rev. Herbert Phillips and Rev. Harvey Ruegsegger officiating. Mrs. McClintock died April 3 at Greater Community Hospital in Creston. Interment was at the Clearfield Cemetery.

Helen Eve, daughter of Ralph H. and Eva Winemiller Round, was born June 4, in Worth county, Mo. When a small child she moved to the Clearfield community where she grew to womanhood. She was graduated from the Clearfield High School.

On April 26, 1936, she was united in marriage to Homer W. McClintock and to this union were born four children, three daughters, Sharon, Roberta and Marjebell and one son, Robert.

With her husband and two older children, she became a member of the Clearfield United Presbyterian Church; later, her membership was transferred to the Methodist Church.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Modern Literary Club and the Women's Federated Club of Taylor County.

 She maintained an active interest in these and other organizations of the community as long as her health permitted. She was president of the American Legion Auxiliary and also of the Federated Clubs of Taylor County.

She is survived by her husband, Homer; daughters, Mrs. (Sharon) Tom Fitzgerald of Clearfield; Mrs. (Roberta) Robert Lockhart of Lenox; Marjebell at home and a son, Robert, a student at Creston Junior College; her parents, Ralph and Eva Round; a brother, Donald Round of Clearfield; a sister, Mrs. (Jeane) Dwight England of Corning; two sons-in-law, Tom Fitzgerald and Robert Lockhart; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

[McClintock, Helen Eve Round]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday    April 8, 1965    p. 10

Karol Lynn Bailey came Tuesday from Creston where she is employed, to attend last rites for Helen McClintock.

 [McClintock, Helen Eve Round]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     April 8, 1965    [p. 1]

Mrs. McClintock Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Homer (Helen Round) McClintock, 48, of Clearfield were held Tuesday, April 6 at the Clearfield Methodist Church with Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating. Mrs. McClintock died in Greater Community Hospital in Creston April 3. Interment was at the Clearfield Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, three daughters, one son and five grandchildren.

[McClintock, Homer Wilmet]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday     March 19, 1987    [p. 1]

death 

Homer [Wilmet] McClintock, 75, Mt. Ayr, passed away at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Thursday.

He was a long time resident of the Clearfield area, moving to Mt. Ayr in 1967.

Survivors include his wife, Norma [Smith Searles] of Mt. Ayr; son, Bob and wife, Sharon, of Carlisle; 3 daughters, Sharon (Mrs) Tom) Fitzgerald, Carlisle; Roberta (Mrs. Bob) Lockhart, Lenox; Marji (Mrs. Bob) Rogers, Curnee, Ill.; three step daughters; a step-son; several grandchildren and 2 brothers, Howard McClintock, Lander, Wyo; Robert McClintock, Santa Barbara, Calif.; 2 sisters, Hazel Faver of Mesa, Ariz.; Gladys Callahan, Noble, Illinois.

Services were held Saturday, 1:30 PM at Lenox Presbyterian Church, burial in North Fairview Cemetery.

[Round, Donald Clarence]

Clearfield Chronicle

Thursday    April 2, 1987    p. 3

donald c. round

Donald Clarence Round was born March 12, 1922 at Conway, Iowa to Ralph and Eva [Winemiller] Round and departed this life March 24, 1987 at his home in Clearfield, Iowa at the age of 65 years.

Don was born in Conway, Iowa and grew to maturity in Clearfield. He attended the Public School and the United Methodist Church in Clearfield.

On November 20, 1947 he was united in marriage to Maxine [Alice] (England) Round at Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Don and Maxine lived their 39 years of marriage in the Clearfield Community. To this union they adopted two daughters, Lisa Round Wilson and Gina Round.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Eva, one sister, Helen Round McClintock.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Maxine Round of Clearfield; his daughters, Gina Round of Diagonal, Lisa Round Wilson and husband, Fred

Wilson; two grand children, Bradley and Debra; one sister, Jeane England of Corning; Mother-in-law, Leona Huffman.  Don also leaves to mourn his passing, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Irene (England) Pankau and husband, Max of Maryville, Mo.; Paul [Martin] England and wife, Mary of Clearfield; Fern (England) Pettengill and husband, John of Magalia, California; Bert Haglan of Des Moines; Wilma Plants and husband, Dean of Denver, Iowa and a host of nieces and nephews.

He spent 3 years in the U. S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion.

Everyone who knew Don could appreciate all of the long hours he spent farming and doing carpentry work. Don was a kind and considerate husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral Services were held at the Clearfield United Methodist Church at 10:30AM.Thursday, March 26th.

Maralene Longfellow played the organ while Mary Eller Spurrier and Becky Nelson sang "In The Garden" and "How Great Thou Art".

Pal1 bearers were Doug England, Dave England, Danny Brown, James Pankau, Sandy England and Barry Haglan.

The Rev. Duane Ferguson officiated and burial was in the Clearfield Cemetery in Clearfield, Iowa.