Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by: Lorelei Rusco - lorerus@iowatelecom.net

Amburn, Edith Fish –

Edith Fish was born April 14, 1879, at Pella, Iowa. The daughter

of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fisk. She attended the public schools at Pella and also took work at Central college located at Pella.


During her youth, she united with the Baptist church of her home town. She has also been a long time member of the Order  of Eastern Star.


 On December 20, 1909 she was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Amburn, and to this union were born four children. One died in infancy. The three children surviving the death of their mother

are: Mrs. Harley Austin of Geneva, Wis., Mrs. Case Van Arkel of Pella, Iowa; Mrs. Homer Teatsworth of Elkhorn, Wis.  There are also five grandchildren: Billy Joe Austin, Susan Austin and Patricia Ann Teatsworth, Richard Lee Teatsworth, Catherine Mae Teatsworth. Two sisters also survive: Mrs. Emma Clutter of Pukwana, S. D.; Mrs. Bell Forrest of Sheridan, Wyoming.


Mrs. Frank Amburn passed away at the home of her daughter,

Mrs. Van Arkel in Pella, Iowa, aged 70 years and 23 days.

Interment will be in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday May 13, 1949


Arneal, Bessie Hoover –

Mrs. Bessie Hoover Arneal, 59, died on Monday at 7:30 p. m,

at the home of. her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Guy

Henderson near Clearfield. She was born at Mount Ayr, Iowa,

and her home was at Redding. She had been at the home of

her daughter during her serious illness the past few weeks.


The Rhoads Funeral home will have charge of the service. The services will be at the Clearfield United Presbyterian church, and

burial will be at Redding.


Mrs. Arneal was a faithful and active member of the Redding United Presbyterian church for many years.  Surviving are her husband, J.

D. Arneal of Redding, one son; James, of Lenox, one daughter,

Mrs. Mary Henderson of Clearfield, three grandchildren and one sister.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, June 16, 1949


Bartrem, Melvin  Lloyd –

Melvin Bartrem, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bartrem, died

Wednesday night at approximately 11 o'clock at the Creston

hospital, where he had been unconscious since Sunday evening when he was involved in an auto accident on highway 25 near Kent.

Bartrem was riding in a car driven by Harlan Shelman, which turned over several times after the driver lost control on the loose gravel when he was blinded by bright lights of an approaching car. The car

was almost completely wrecked. Bartrem was thrown from, the

car and was found 30 feet from the automobile. Shelman, and two other Lenox youths who were also in the car escaped with bruises and cuts, The others were Carroll Hayes and Melvin Henderson.

Deputy Sheriff William Hower who investigated the accident, said Shelman told him he pulled out to avoid the approaching car, which he said was traveling at high speed, and lost control of the car on the

loose gravel.


Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Arnold Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Richardson in charge

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 2, 1949


Bartrem, Melvin Lloyd –

Melvin Lloyd Bartrem, son of Edith and Lloyd Bartrem, was born in Lenox ,Iowa, June 17, 1931, and died at the Greater Community hospital in Creston June 1, 1949, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident Sunday, May 29, at the age of 17 years, 11 months and 14 days.


Melvin had just finished his junior year at the Lenox high school and would have been, a senior when the new school year started in September and was counted on to play center on the football team this coming fall.


He is survived by his mother and father, four sisters, Mrs. Lewis Reed, Melody, Nancy and Norleta, two'brothers, Ronald and Donald, all of Lenox; his grandmother, Mrs. Nora Newby of Stites, Idaho, an aunt, Mrs. Joe Trost of Lenox, several cousins, other friends and



The funeral service was held at the Arnold Funeral Home at 2:30 Friday, June 3. The service, was in charge of Rev. Clarence Richardson and music was furnished by Annabelle Brown

and Barbara Moneymaker. Pallbearers were Melvin Howard, Carroll Hayes, Bill Tepley, Bill Barrans, Eldon Ewart, and Elvis Mendenhall.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 9, 1949


Baumann, Wilbur -

Wilbur Baumann, age 67, was found, dead the morning of

Wednesday, June 15th, seated in a chair at his home in Tingley.

Mr. Baumann had not been well for some time. He is survived by his widow, and two children. Funeral arrangements are deferred until

word has been received from the son who lives in San Diego,

California. Mr. Baumann was born on the old Pete Baumann

homestead, eight miles east of Lenox, one of eleven children, the only survivors now being Mrs. Ida Turner of Afton, Frank of Ellston and Arthur on the old homestead.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, June 16, 1949


Beggs, Guy Allen –

Guy Allen, youngest son of Milton and Cora Beggs, was born Feb. 14th, 1889, at the present Beggs home and passed away at the Clarinda Municipal hospital at the age of 60 years, 3 months and 19 days.


On April 28th, 1915, he was united in marriage to Pearle Rogers and two sons, Donald Lee and Leroy Allen, were born to this union.


As a young man he united with the Christian church at Clearfield.

He was also a member of the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges for over 25 years.


He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, two sons, Don and Roy, two granddaughters, Carolee and Arlene, his daughter-in-law, Merle, his only brother, Harry and wife, and nephew, Arlo and family. Also many other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents.  To know Guy was to admire him as a man of generous impulses.  He believed that the man who scattered flowers in the pathway of his fellow men, who

let into the dark places of life the sunshine of human sympathy

and happiness, is following in the footsteps of his Master.


Services were held at the Crew Funeral home in Clearfield on Sunday, June 5th at 2:30 with Rev. Claude Williams conducting.

Clyde Owens, Herman Wurster, Homer McClintock, Frank

Stingley, Claire Selbert and Cecil Maharry were casket bearers

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, June 16, 1949


Butler, Lizzie –

Lizzie Butler, daughter of Thomas and Rachel Butler, was born in Union Co., Iowa, on  Aug. 7, 1866, and grew to womanhood in this community.  In 1894 she moved to Lenox with her mother and sister, Rachel, where she has since made her home. She attended the

Creston High School and in 1905 graduated from a Bible course at the Christian Training School in Marshalltown, la.


She was a charter member of the Prairie Star Church and it's first organist. When moving to Lenox, she transferred her membership to the Lenox Presbyterian Church where she was a faithful worker and Sunday School teacher as long as health permitted After the Presbyterian church had disbanded and the Nazarene organized, she became a member and attended when possible.


During her mother's long illness she lovingly and cheerfully attended her every need Also she cared for her sister Rachel, during her last illness and her sister, Mrs. Mary Robinson for the last five and one-half years of her life.  Early in the spring of 1947 she became ill and was cared for in her own home until that fall when she taken to the Armstrong Nursing Home in Bedford, where she passed away July 1st, 1949 at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 24 days.


She leaves to mourn her passing, two brothers, William and Walter of Lenox and a number of nieces and nephews.


Rev. Earl Moneymaker was the officiating minister.  Music was furnished by Robert Long and Mrs. Lela Long.  The casket bearers were Kenneth Morris, Gerald Maharry, Ray Hewitt, Randall Wilson, Paul Butler and Jack Butler.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 7, 1949



Dowell, Mrs. Simeon –

The body of Mrs. Simeon Dowell, 82, a former resident of

Clearfield, arrived there on last Thursday for funeral services

and burial. Mrs. Dowell died the previous Monday at her home

in Hemmingford, Nebr. Her body was accompanied to Clearfield

by her daughter, Mrs. Jim McKinstry of Hemmingford.


Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Clearfield

at 2 p. m. Friday. Rev. Harold Reel of Mt. Ayr officiated Burial was in the Platteville cemetery.


Mrs. Dowell is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ray Nichols

of Clearfield, and Mrs. McKinstry and Mrs. Helen Anderson, both of Hemmingford, Neb. She had lived in Clearfield until moving to Hemmingford several years ago.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 5, 1949


Eberle, Elizabeth Dora Cook –

Elizabeth Dora Eberle, daughter of John and! Mary Cook, was

born in Galena, Ill., on March 23, 1870, and passed away at her home, June 30, 1949, at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 7 days.


When a small child, she moved with her parents to a farm near Elizabeth, Ill., where she resided until her marriage to Chas. Eberle of Elizabeth, Ill., on January 24, 1895. Shortly alter their marriage they came to Iowa and lived on a farm east of Corning, where they

resided for 19 years. In 1917 the family moved to their present

home  south east of Lenox.


She was a kind and loving mother and neighbor. She loved to visit friends and relatives and never forgot to go to see them during their illnesses or in time of trouble.


She is survived by her three children; Hilda Wurster, Bryan and Lee Eberle all of Lenox; six grandchildren: Mariene Raedene, Kathleen and Bill Eberle, Donna Wurster all of Lenox; and Darlene Wurster of

Des Moines; two brothers, John and Ernest Cook of Elizabeth,

Illinois. Her husband, two brothers, three sisters, and three grandchildren preceded her in death.


When a young girl, she join the Lutheran Church where her membership has remained. During her sickness for the last ten months, she was a kind and patient sufferer, and always

appreciated the loving care she received.


Services were held at the Barber Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday,

July 2, conducted by the Rev. Vogel of the Trinity Lutheran

Church in Greenfield. Interment was made in Lenox cemetery. Music was furnish by Rolland and Garland Buxton. Pallbearers were her nephews: Charles Schaffer, Elmer Schaffer, Floyd Eberle, Elmer Eberle, Carl and Kenneth Eberle.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 7, 1949



Gibson, Mary Porter –

Mrs. Mary Gibson, daughter of David and Mary Porter, was born December 6, 1850 and passed away April 18, 1949, at the age of 98 years, four months and 12 days.


At the age of four years she moved with her parents from Davis county, Iowa, to Missouri, where she spent the greater part of her life.


In August, 1872, she was ma married to Frank Gibson, who preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1904. To this union were born

10 children; five preceded her in death: Mrs. Eliza Leedom,

Mrs. Ella Arnold, Mrs. Lizzie Westbrook, Chester and Junior.

Those remaining to mourn her loss are: one son, Harry, whose

address is unknown; Mrs. Julia Hill, with whom she had made her home the past thirty years; William F. Gibson, of New Castle, Calif., who has helped care for her the past five months; Mrs. Myrtle Holland, Lenox, Iowa; and Mrs. Janie Marshall of Kelseyville,

Calif.; two half-sisters; Bertha Hulen, Lancaster, Mo. and Mrs. Kate Balsbough, of Des Moines, Ia., one half-brother, O.M. Porter of Des Moines, Ia.; 26 grandchildren; 57 greatgrandchildren;18 great great grandchildren.


Early in life, she joined the Methodist church and later in life she moved her membership to the Fabius Baptist church.


The body lay in state at the Moore Funeral home in Downing until Wednesday, April 20, when services were held at the Fabius Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Thurman Andrews. Burial was in the Fabius cemetery.


Pallbearers were: Wilbur Leedom, Lawrence Holland, Wilbur

Holland, Francis Attey, Marion Attey and Dewell Hill. Singers were: Neva Lewis, Bessie Gerwig and Grace McVey

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 5, 1949


Hansen, John N.-

Lenox people were shocked to hear of the death last week of John N. Hansen, 705 W. 41 Drive, Los Angeles 37, California. He was owner of Hotel Lenox and he and his wife operated the hotel until two years ago when they leased it to Mr. and Mrs. John Porter. Mr. Hansen was also a former resident of Omaha, Nebr.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 19, 1949



Haynes, Alva Newton –

Alva Newton Haynes, 67 years old, a retired clerk for the Frisco

railway which he served for 35 years, died on May 19th [1949]

at St. John's hospital in Joplin Missouri.


He was born Dec. 27, 1881, in Lenox, and had been a resident

of Joplin for the past 40 years. Mr. Haynes retired from his position

with the Frisco railway four years ago because of ill health.


Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jennie Haynes, two brothers, Clarence Haynes of Lenox and Bruce Haynes of Bellingham, Wash., three sisters, Mrs. Coma Cullins and Mrs. Viola Griswold, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Bertha Benson of Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 2, 1949


Jackson, Mrs. L. H. –

Mrs. L. H. Jackson, 94, passed away Monday, June 6, 1949, .at

8:05 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma E. Eberle,

at 906 Douglas Ave., Des Moines.  Her brother, I. A. Perjue, of

Centerville, preceded her in death by only a few days.


Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Miller

Funeral home in CenterviUe, where Mrs. Jackson was a pioneer resident for many years.  She had lived a number of years with her daughter, Mrs, Eberle, at Lenox, until she had moved with her daughter to Des Moines a few weeks ago. She also has one other living daughter, Mrs. E. O. Schug, of Jamestown, N. Y., who assisted

in caring for her the past two weeks. Death has claimed four

daughters and her husband.


Mrs. Jackson was alert mentally even in her 94th year. She recalled much early pioneer history of Iowa which had occurred during her lifetime. Besides her 2 daughters, Mrs. Jackson leaves to mourn her loss 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, many nephews and nieces and a host of friends.


She will be buried In the Centerville cemetery. She spent her

entire life in Iowa and most of these years at her home to


Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 9, 1949



Kepner, Harry L. -

Harry L. Kepner of Spring Grove, Illinois, son of E. D. and Delilah Kepner, was born in Lenox, Iowa, on October 13, 1876, and departed this life on June 23t 1949 at Woodstock General hospital, Woodstock, Illinois.


He attended medical college as a young man, and would have graduated within one year but was unable to continue due to ill health. Following this, he went to Alaska, where he was pursor on the Yukon boats of the N. A. T. & T. Co. of Chicago. Later he returned

to Grass Lake, Illinois, where he made his home for the balance of his life.


He was married in 1901 to Maude Cheshire, who preceded

him in death in 1912. Two daughters were born to this union,

both of whom survive.  They are Mrs. Virginia Francisco and Mrs. Audrey Harridge, both of Antioch, Ill.   Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Norah K. Crane of Spring Grove, III., and a brother, Alfred

S. Kepner of Seattle, Wash., one grandson, Donald E. Francisco II, and one great grandson, Donald K. Francisco III.


Mr. Kepner became ill four years ago. In his time he had been a famous shot, and was a builder of note of speed boats and lake craft.


Funeral services were held at the Strange Chapel in Antioch,

Illinois, and graveside services and burial were at Lenox on Sunday afternoon, June 26 at the Kepner family grave plot which has been retained through three generations, over a period of 75 years. The Barber Funeral Home was in charge of the services in Lenox with Rev. Earl Moneymaker officiating.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 30, 1949


Killinger, John E. –

John E. Killinger, passed away at Greater Community hospital

Thursday morning, May12, at 1:30 a.m.   He had been in the hospital for three months.


John E. Killinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Killinger, was born June 26, 1866, at Carlisle, Penn., and passed away at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 14  days. He moved with his parents to Kansas and then to Montgomery county,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            la., where he grew to manhood and engaged in farming. He joined the Methodist church when a young man and was a faithful member.


On January 1, 1890, he was united in marriage to Nancy Rudolph, who preceded him in death just three weeks ago. To this union were born five children, all of whom survive: Dora Tripp of Kent, Iowa; John R. of Somerset, Ky.; Gordon of Gainsville, Fla.; and Lulu  and Ralph at home. Other survivors include four grandchildren; three brothers: George of Woodburn, Ore.; Ben of Yakima, Wash.; and Jim of Downs, Kan.; and one sister, Hattie Silkett of Downs, Kans.; other relatives and many friends.


The funeral service was held at the Arnold Funeral Home May 14 at 2:30 o'clock. Music was furnished by Roland Buxton and Mrs. Grace Peacock.  The service was in charge of Rev. Clarence Richardson. Interment was in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 19, 1949


Killinger, Nancy Josephine Rudolph –

Nancy Josephine Rudolph, the daughter of Phillip and Rachel Rudolph was born April 12, 1868 near Valley, Iowa, and passed away April 21, 1949 at the age of 81 years and 10 days.  She was the eldest girl of a family of 10 children.


In 1890 she was married to John Killinger, at which time they settled on a farm four miles west of Elliott. In 1910 they moved to Rigby, Idaho, and then back to Iowa where they have lived for 30 years. On

January i, 1949, they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.


The Killingers had three sons and two daughters. She is survived by her faithful husband, who is at the present time ill in the Creston hospital, her two daughters, Dora Tripp of Kent, and Lulu of Lenox; her three sons, John Raymond, Somerset, Ky., Gordon of Gainesville, Fla., and Ralph of Lenox, four grandchildren, one having passed away on June 9, 1945, three brothers, Sam of Atlantic, Charles of

Waterloo, and George of Arapahoe, Colo., and one sister, Delia

Gresham of Boling, Texas.


At an early age she joined the Episcopal church and later

transferred her membership to the Methodist church, Her thoughts were always for family and her friends.


The funeral was held at the Arnold Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Sunday, April 24. Music was furnished by Mrs. Grace Peacock and Roland Buxton. Pall bearers were George Cook, Wayne O'Riley, Louis Brown, Tip Lucas, Earl Douglas and Cliff Preston. The service was in

charge of Rev. Clarence Richardson.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, April 28, 1949


Lundhigh, Alfred W. –

A 23-year-old Prescott youth, a pilot in the U. S. Air Force, died Friday when his jet fighter plane crashed and burned on a farm, near Brandywine, Pa.  He was Second Lieutenant Alfred W. Lundhigh, son of Mrs. Ellen Lundhigh of Prescott and a graduate of Prescott high

school. The plane Lt. Lundhigh was flying was one of a flight of

eight from Falmouth, Mass., which had been flying to Andrews

Field, near Washington, D. C.  When the weather closed in on them, six made emergency landings at the Patuxent River, Md., naval air test center. One landed at Edgewood arsenal, Md. Lt. Lundhigh's plane crashed on the farm of Mrs. Sarah Turner, exploded and set fire to a barn. The barn was destroyed.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, April 28, 1949


MacMillan, H.A. –

Mr. H. A. MacMillan, 81, passed away on Thursday p.m., at the home of his son-in-law at Woodbine, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Funeral Home at Woodbine with burial there.


Mr. MacMillan had tuned pianos for 53 years in Southwestern

Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. He was a fine musician having been a proficient performer on both the violin and piano. He had also written church hymns. One of his daughters was a member of

the famous Phil Spitalny All Girl Orchestra.


He studied piano at Tarkio, Missouri, and it was while he worked in a  piano store at Tarkio that he received the impetus to become a piano tuner.  He worked in Chicago, Illinois, in the Story and Clarke Factory and in the Russell Piano Factory.


His home was at Clarinda, Iowa, the past few years, however, Shenandoah was his home. He and his wife had spent the winter

months in California. While there he suffered a severe heart

attack and other complications followed which caused his death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 20, 1949


Moore, Oral E. –

Funeral services for Oral E. Moore, 44, were held Sunday

afternoon at the Arnold Funeral Home. Mr. Moore died at St.

Francis hospital at Maryville on Saturday morning. He was

born north of Lenox and resided here a number of years before moving to Maryville.


Surviving are a son, Jack, of Maryville; his mother, Mrs. Ross Moore of Prescott; a brother at Cedar Rapids and a sister in Wichita, Kansas.

He was buried in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 2, 1949


Paymal, Guy R. -

Guy R. Paymal, one time Lenox resident, died in a Los Angeles hospital on May 25, 1949.  He was the son of the late George F. and Maggie Paymal.  He was born October 25, 1895, and passed  away at the age of 33 years and seven months.


In the year 1933 he was united with Essie Stoodt of Atlantic, Iowa.. To this union, one son, Ronald was born, who now resides in

Hastings, Nebraska.


He is survived by his son, two grandsons and two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Pressnell of Atlantic, Iowa, and Mrs. John Reynolds, of Hopkins, Mo., and many other friends and relatives.


Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home at Lenox, Iowa, at 2:00 June 1st, 1949, in charge of Rev. C. W. Richardson.  Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 2, 1949


Preston, Charles George –

Charles G. Preston passed away at the Creston hospital on Wednesday, May 4, at the age of 86.  Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church on Friday at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. Clarence Richardson. Masonic services will be held at the grave. Interment in Fairview cemetery

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 5, 1949


Preston, Charles George -

Charles George Preston, son of Charles and Sarah Preston, was

born June 5, 1862, in Scott county, near Davenport, Iowa. He

departed this life May 4, 1949 at the Community hospital in Creston

at the age of 86 years and 11 months, after an illness of one week.


In the year of 1882 at the age of 21 he came to Adams county and located on the old Preston homestead, 5 miles northwest of Lenox, where his son, Harry, now lives. This land had never been farmed or lived on up to that time. Mr. Preston broke the prairie sods, planted each tree and built the home there.


On Christmas day in 1884 he was united in marriage to Agnes

Coulter. Six children came to bless this home: Edith, Cora,

William, Harry, Bertha and George.


In 1915 he and his wife moved from the farm to Lenox, where

they lived 34 years. Last August he sold his home and went to live with his children, spending the greater share of the time with his son, George, in Creston.


In 1921 he united with the Methodist church and later faithfully served as custodian of the church for 12 years rarely missing a Sunday. He also served on the church board. He took an interested and active part in civic affairs in Lenox and was a member of the Masonic lodge for the past 43 years.


The mother and faithful companion of 44 years passed away

October 8, 1928. On January 8, 1930 he was married to Mrs.

Nellie Preston who preceded him in death April 9, 1947.


Mr. Preston was one of 10 children who have all preceded

him in death except one sister, Mrs. Sarah Stoaks of Lenox.

His devotion to his home and family will be treasured by the

children—Mrs. Chester Boyer,  Mrs. Carl Herbst, Will and Harry

Preston, Mrs. Earle Gordon, all of Lenox, and George Preston

of Creston; also 15 grandchildren, one Ray Reldon Herbst who is deceased, and 14 great-grandchildren.


The funeral service was held at the Lenox Methodist church

Friday, May 6 in charge of Rev. Clarence Richardson. Music was

furnished by Mrs. Gene Paymal and Mr. Richard Buxton.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 12, 1949


Rechsteiner, Leo G. -

Capt. (Chaplain) Leo G. Rechsteiner, brother of Martin Rechsteiner of Lenox, will be buried at Holy Cross abbey at Canyon City, Colo., on Thursday morning.  His body was returned from the Philippine Islands, where he was killed in action on Leyte, Oct. 22, 1944.

Chaplain Rechsteiner was born Dec. 30, 1908, and was a member of Holy Cross Abbey.


He entered the service as an army chaplain on March 4, 1943

and was trained as a chaplain at Howard Chaplain school. He

served at Camp Beale, Calif., Camp Bowie, Texas, and in Hawaii

before going to the Philippines. Surviving besides his brother

Martin of Lenox, are his father, Martin Rechsteiner of San Diego

Calif., brothers John of Los Angeles and Carl of San Diego,

and three sisters, Mrs. John Hayes of Creston, Louise and Rose of San Diego

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 5, 1949



Tieman, Fred Karl –

Fred Karl Tieman, son of John and Wilhehulnia Tieman, was bom Feb. 10,1900 in Nettlesstadt Germany and passed away in the Greater Community hospital in Creston, Iowa, Dec. 30, 1949,

at the age of 49 years, 10 months and 20 days.


He came to America in 1925 and has spent most of the time since in this community. Fred was a man with many friends because he was such a good friend and neighbor himself. He was especially fond of children. He is survived by his mother and father, two sisters, Louise

and Katherine, , one brother, Wilhelm, and several nieces and

nephews all residing in Germany, one brother, Henry, his sister-in-law who resides in Benton, Iowa, and his many friends. One sister and one brother preceded him in death.


The funeral service, in charge of Rev. Clarence Richardson of

Lenox, was held at the Barber Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Monday,

Jan. 2,, 1950. Interment was in the Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers

were Otto, Frank, Lyle, John, George and Glen Hayes

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 5, 1950


Tully, William F. –

William F. Tully passed away on Monday, May 16, at Whinepeg,

Manitoba, at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 10 days. The body will arrive in Lenox on Thursday morning, and funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Arnold Funeral home, Rev. Earl Moneymaker in charge. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 19, 1949


Turner, Ida Baumann –

Mrs. Ida Baumann Turner, age 86, passed away Saturday, July 3, at a nursing home in Afton, Iowa. She was the eldest daughter of Pete and Dorothy Baumann, and had lived in or near Lenox most of her, life.


She was preceded in death by her husband, John Turner. No

children were born to this union. Surviving are two brothers,

Frank of  Ellston, and Arthur, who resides on the old Baumann farmstead eight miles east of Lenox. Another brother, Wilbur, passed away less than one month ago on June 15th.


Funeral services were held at a Creston funeral home on Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Rising Sun cemetery, 12 miles south of Creston.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 7, 1949


Weichert, Walter A. -

Walter A. Weichert, only son of Arthur  and Bell Ross Weichert, was born November 27, 1906, in Gentry County, Mo., and passed away at his home in Springfield, June 10,  1949, at the age of 42 years, six months and 14 days.  He was preceded in death by an infant sister, and his father, who died in 1941.


He was united with the church at Stringtown at an early age.  He attended high school at Kent and Lenox, and upon finishing school he was engaged in farming and in the oil business with his father.


On June 25, 1931 he was united in marriage with Bertha M.

Gaule, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gaule of Clearfield. No children were born to this union.  They lived near Clearfield until 1937, and have resided in Springfield, Ill. for the past 12 years.  In Springfield Mr. Weichert was associated with the Bridge Structural and Ornamental Iron Works.


He is survived by his devoted wife, Bertha, his mother, Mrs. Bell Weichert; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins, and a host of friends.


Funeral services were held at the Crew Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 13, with Rev. Claude Williams, pastor of the Christian church officiating.  Interment was in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 23, 1949