Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
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Beemer, Mary A. Crame

Mary A. Crame, daughter of James and Amanda Crame was born near Danville, Ill. on June 26, 1870 and passed away at her home near Gravity on Dec. 10, 1948.

She was united in marriage on Jan. 15, 1889, to Seeley J. Beemer at Bedford, Iowa.  To this union four sons were born: Jay E. of Sterling, Colo., George E. of Gravity, Frank B. of Creston, and Judson J. of Gravity. 

She accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 16 years an was baptized uniting with the Blue Grove church, and  later moving her membership to the Oak Hill Christian church which was organized in 1907, she being one of the charter member, being true to her faith until her death.

She leaves to mourn her passing her companion of sixty years, her four sons and their wives, six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two half-brothers, Charles Dunkin of Hugo, Okla. and Fred Dunkin of Gravity, Iowa, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Leona and a half-sister, Mrs. Nettie Posten.  She was a faithful and loyal companion, loving mother, and a blessing to her many friends and neighbors and will be greatly missed. 

Services were held at the home Dec. 12th at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Vern Wiley officiating.  Burial was at the Gravity cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 16, 1948

Bowen, Ed –

Ed Bowen, a farmer living six miles south of Clearfield on highway 25 was found dead in his bed Tuesday evening.  He is believed to have died either Friday or Saturday.

His body was taken to the Crew Funeral home and services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Clearfield cemetery.

Mr. Bowen, who had lived in the Clearfield vicinity most of his life, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Sporm of Lincoln, Nebr., and a son, Frank Bowen of Bedford and four grandchildren.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 27, 1949

Boydston, Charles Terrel

Date of services was on December 24, clergyman, Rev. Gordon F. MacLean, Bedford Presbyterian church, interment, Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa; funeral home, Crew, Clearfield.

Charles Terrel Boydston was born July 7, 1879, near Airingdon, Ill.  At the age of 14 he moved with his family to Shenandoah, Iowa.  On April 27, 1902, he was united in marriage to Bessie Hayes.  Two children were given to bless this home, Gayle Irene, who was born February 4, 1903, and died Dec. 7, 1918, during the flu epidemic and Gerald Hayes Boydston who married Lorene Phelan who with their two children, Patricia Gayle and Geraldine Kay, survive.

On his arrival in Shenandoah Mr. Boydston united in the Christian church, but on March 1, 1912, when they came to Taylor county, husband and wife transferred their membership to the Oak Hill church and later to the Presbyterian church in Sharpsburg.  This last transfer was effected 31 years ago when they moved to their present home and one half miles northeast of Sharpsburg.  During his service in the Sharpsburg church he received the highest honor to be held by the layman in the local Presbyterian church when he was ordained a ruling elder.

His passing away at his home at 11 a.m. on December 22 at the age of 69 years leaves with his wife and their son and family, his sister, Mrs. Clifford Young of Bedford.

Services were held in the Presbyterian church at Sharpsburg, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Brown, Benjamin  Franklin  –

Ben F. Brown died at his home in Lenox, Tuesday, at 11:30 at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 24 days, after a long illness.

Funeral services were held Friday at the United Presbyterian church at 2:00 p.m.  Burial in Lenox cemetery.  Services were in charge of Rev. Earl Moneymaker.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Charles of Creston, Glen of Des Moines and James, south of Lenox; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Reed of Creston.

Mr. Brown moved to Lenox nine years ago after a lifetime spent in farming at Prescott and Brooks.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Brown, Benjamin Franklin –

Benjamin Franklin Brown,  son of James M. and Jerusha Brown, was born August 4, 1883 near Keithsburg, Ill. and departed this life December 28, [1948] at 11:40 a.m. at his home in west Lenox at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 24 days.

At the age of 16 years he came with his parents to the old farm home one mile southwest of Brooks, Iowa.

On June 1, 1909, he was united in marriage to Martha E. Dixon at Corning, Iowa.  Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn his passing, three sons and one daughter: Charles of Creston, Glen of Des Moines, James of Lenox and Mrs. Evelyn Reed of Creston.  An infant daughter, Ernola, preceded him in death.  A stepdaughter Mrs. Goldie Schowalter of Corning, Iowa, was also reared in the home from the age of two years.

Six brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.  One sister, Mrs. Rhoda Walter of Long Beach, Calif., and one brother, Harper of near Corning, survive.  He also leaves eight grandchildren: Gail, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown; Harold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brown; Raymond, Shirley and Phyllis, children of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, Sharon and Edward, children of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Reed; and Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schowalter, and also two great grandchildren.  Three daughters-in-law, Georgia Beckwith Brown, Agnes Brandon Brown and Viola Riggle Brown, two sons-in-law, Orlo Reed and Emil Schowalter.

Ben was a good husband, a kind father and a true friend.  He loved his home and his neighbors.  He was honest in his dealings with others, and will be sadly missed by his family, his neighbors and friends.  To know him was to love him, old and young alike. 

Funeral services were held in the United Presbyterian church in Lenox on Friday afternoon, Dec. 31, at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. Earl Moneymaker in charge.  Burial in the Lenox cemetery.

Pallbearers were nephews Ernest Brown, Charles Wood, Fred Brown, Earl Brown, Carl Peregrine and Francis Goldsmith.

Lenox Time Table,  Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 13, 1948

Brown, Mrs. L. J. –

Mrs. L. J. Brown, former owner and manager of Hotel Lenox, passed away Tuesday night at 11 o’clock at a Centerville hospital.  Though not in good health for some years, she had been very ill since Christmas.  She had owned the Victory Hotel in Centerville for the past several years.

Funeral services will be held Friday in Centerville with burial at Knoxville.  Surviving are her two sons, Charlie Bolen of Knoxville and Sam Bolen of Clarinda, and a step-daughter, Mrs. D.L. Smith and her husband and made their home with Mrs. Brown for a number of years.

Mrs. Brown was a woman loved by all, her great fund of warmth and generosity being felt by all who knew her, and in her capacity as hotel manager she created a home for many, both resident and traveler.  Her departure from Lenox created a vacancy not easily filled, and now her departure from life means a still greater loss to all who knew her.

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

Catlett, Mrs. Dan –

Mrs. Dan Catlett, a former Lenox resident, passed away at her home in Valley, Nebr., on Tuesday afternoon.  Burial was at Stringtown on Thursday.  She was preceded in death by her husband about ten years ago, and is survived by four sons and two daughters.  The Catletts left Lenox about 25 years ago.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, February 17, 1949

Connor, Francis Peter “Frank” –

Frank P. Connor, 83, retired Lenox farmer, passed away at the Creston hospital on Monday at 6:15 p.m., following a brief illness.  His sister, Mrs. Roy Nelson was with him at Creston.

He was born in Illinois.  He had lived in the Lenox vicinity most of his life.  He moved with his parents to Lenox in 1876.  His wife preceded him in death.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Roy Nelson of Lenox, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be at St. Patrick’s church on Thursday at 10 a.m.  Interment at St. Patrick’s cemetery in Lenox.  Father Paul Marasco of St. Joseph’s church in Villisca, a former pastor at Lenox, will have charge of the service.  Mrs. Mary Tracy of Villisca and O.D. Tyler of Lenox will furnish the music.

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

Connor, Francis Peter “Frank” –

Francis Peter Connor, son of Michael and Delia Connor, was born in Kickapoo, Ill., on January 25, 1865, and passed away at Greater Community  hospital, Creston, Iowa, January 17, 1949, at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 22 days.

He moved with his parents back to Iowa in 1876 where he spent many years in the vicinity of Lenox.  The past eight years he had lived alone  in his home in Lenox.

On February 10, 1891, he was united in marriage to Agnes Hayes, who preceded him in death March 23, 1941.

Frank, as he was known to all had spent most of his life on farms in Taylor county.  He was assessor of Platte township for 39 years.

His one great pleasure in the years he had been alone was in greeting and  visiting with his kind neighbors and many friends in his pleasant way.  Nellie Nelson, one brother-in-law, Roy Nelson of Lenox, also two sisters- in-law, Emma Hayes and Mary Hayes of Creston, besides many nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives.  Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s church in Lenox Thursday morning, Jan. 20, at 10 o’clock with Rev. Paul Marasco officiating.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Mary Tracy and Donald Tyler.  Six of his nephews acted as pallbearers.  Burial was in St. Patrick’s  cemetery in Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 27, 1949

Dixon, Frank –

Frank Dixon, 80, of Gowrie, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Greene county hospital at Jefferson.  He had been seriously ill for several weeks.  He was a former Ringgold county resident, having been a farmer near Benton for a number of years.

He had been in the hatchery and Pioneer seed corn business at Gowrie until his recent retirement due to failing health.

Surviving are 4 sons, Glen of Mt. Ayr; Claude of Lenox; William of Paton and Francis of Gowrie; 3 daughters, Mrs. Hugh A. Smith of Grimes, Erma and Florence of Oakland, Calif.; 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

His wife and one daughter preceded him in death.  Burial was at Gowrie.  Mr. Dixon was the last and youngest of a large family.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Goodale, George Leonard –

George Leonard Goodale, son of Charles and Athelia Goodale, was born September 11, 1857, at Kalamazoo, Mich., and he passed away at his home in Lenox Thursday, January 13, 1949, at 11 p.m. at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 2 days. 

In 1880 he was married to Effie Anna Polston of Lenox, who preceded him in death July 3, 1932.  Survivors include one son, Frank of Ames; 5 daughters, Mrs. Lillian Copeland and Retta Goodale of Lenox; Mrs. Nell Steffarud, Mrs. Fern Dodds, Mrs. Lucile Munger, all of Des Moines; 6 grandchildren, Eugene V. Goodale, George G. Munger,  James Steffarud, Robert Dodds, and Helen Dodds, and one great granddaughter, Marjorie Munger.

Mr. Goodale’s parents moved to Corning, Iowa, in 1889.  His grandfather, Harvey Chubb, was the first Mayor of Corning.  G. L. Goodale located in Lenox in 1877, opening a jewelry store and watch repair business.  Besides his business, he became interested in optical work.  He took a course at the Northern Illinois Optical college at Chicago, graduated from the McCormack school and the Needles Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.  He held a life membership in the State Optical Association and was also a member of the National Association of Optometrists, an organization which he assisted in forming.

He served as secretary of the State Optical Association for 21 years, and on April 28, 1931, he was presented with a silver cup by the Association in appreciation for his long service as secretary.  Although Mr. Goodale was unable to attend the meeting of the Iowa Optometric Association in April, he was presented with a certificate by the Golden  Jubilee Congress which met at Des Moines April 18-20, 1948, in recognition of active participation in the advancement of the profession of Optometry for 50 years, signed by L. C. Holmes, President, and Dawson E. Grim, Secretary.

He had served 49 years as secretary of the local school board; 50 years as Justice of the Peace.  Scores of instructors and hundreds of students had come and gone during his years as secretary of the school board.  In several instances, he had signed diplomas for three generations in the same family.

He served as Mayor of Lenox six years, and as staff officer with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, for former Iowa Governors Larrabee and Carroll.  Mr. Goodale’s friends called him “Colonel” Goodale.  He had a wide acquaintance and enjoyed receiving letters from all over the state.  He was genial and friendly, and will be missed by the entire Lenox community.

The funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Barber Funeral home with Rev. C. W. Richardson officiating.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Rollie Bender, and Mrs. Eugene PaymalInterment  at the Lenox cemetery.  Pallbearers were E. C. Dunbar, Pearl Reynolds, Earl Kabel, Weldon Hale, Charlie Brokaw and Herm Beemer.

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

Haigler, Jeanette –

Jeanette Haigler passed away at the St. Francis hospital at Maryville, Mo., February 15 at the age of 76 years, three months and one day.

Miss Haigler had been a resident of Lenox for nearly fifty years.  She leaves  a brother, John Haigler, of Lenox.

Funeral services were held at the Arnold Funeral home on Thursday in charge of Rev. Clarence Richardson and interment was made in the Sharon Hill cemetery at Kaloona, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, February 17, 1949

Hayes, Emma Dameritus Page –

Mrs. Emma Hayes passed away at the Community hospital in Creston on Wednesday, Feb. 16.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic church in Lenox.

Surviving are nine children, namely George, John and Glenn and Mrs. Grace Mullin of Creston, Frank of Conway, Otto and Mrs. Ruth Newhardt of Lenox, Mrs. Mildred Lininger of Texas and Mrs. Lucille Shaw of California.  One daughter, Blanche and Mrs. Hayes’ husband, Mort Hayes prececeded her in death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, February 17, 1949

Hayes, Emma Damerius Page –

Mrs. Emma Damerius Hayes, daughter of Mary Jane and G. W. Page, was born on a farm near Lenox, Iowa, on July 29th 1880, and passed away at the Greater Community hospital in Creston, Feb. 16, 1949. 

In 1899 she was united in marriage to Mort Hayes and to this union ten children were born.  She was preceded in death by her husband and by a daughter, Blanche Paul.  The surviving children are Frank of Conway, Otto of Lenox, Grace Mullin of Creston, Mildred Lininger of Texas, Ruth Neuhardt of Lenox, Lucile Shaw of Redland, Calif., and John, George and Glen, all of Creston, Iowa.  Also surviving are 31 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren whom she dearly loved and whose welfare was always her first interest.

Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Etta Nichols of Orient, and many nieces and nephews.  Her greatest happiness and enjoyment came from looking after the welfare of her family, being always a kind a loving mother, not only to her own children, but to all.  At the death of her brothers’ wife in 1913, she took his infant baby who was left without a mother, into her home, giving it the same loving care as to her own children.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s church in Lenox on Feb. 18th with Father Paul Marasco of Clarinda officiating.  Pall bearers were six of her grandsons.  She was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, February, 24, 1949

Hyatt, Clark William  –

Clark W. Hyatt was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Jeff Hyatt who were residents of this community many years ago, his parents later moving to Nebraska, when he was born.  Following is his life story:

Clark William Hyatt, the son of L. Jefferson and Loretta Hyatt was born in St. Edwards, Nebraska on August 21, 1892, and passed from this life on December 20, 1948.  His age at death was 56 years, 3 months and 29 days.

He was married to Jessie C. Knott on January 17, 1912, and to this union was born, Marjorie Radenbaugh, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska.  Besides his wife and daughter, he leaves two grandchildren, Roderick William and Donald Clark Radenbaugh, two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Wiley of Kenosha, Wisc. and Mrs. Frank Key of Lenox, and a brother at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In his earlier years he was employed in farming in the state of Iowa, and for the past 22 years he has supervised the laundry work at the Lincoln State hospital at Lincoln, Nebr.

The genial, cheerful, kindly “Heavy Hyatt” as he was familiarly  known by a host of friends, possessed many admirable tributes of character and because of this his passing is deeply mourned.  He was a loved husband, a kindly father, an excellent neighbor and a worthy companion.

In early years he joined the Methodist church in Sharpsburg and has unselfishly worked for the betterment of mankind in the community in which he has lived.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Locke, James R. –

James R. Locke, prominent attorney of Bedford, died at a Maryville, Mo. hospital December 29, 1948, and funeral services and burial were at Rockport, Mo. Saturday, Jan. 1st [1949].

The deceased was born at Rockport, Missouri Feb. 3, 1884.  He graduated from the law school at the State University at Iowa City, and opened a law office in Lenox, where he practiced from 1909 to 1917 when he moved to Bedford.  He served two terms as county attorney.

He was married to Lottie June Madden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Madden of Lenox of Sept. 11, 1910.  She preceded him in death on March 7, 1946.  There were no children.

Mr. Locke was one of the well know criminal lawyers of this section for many years and enjoyed a large and lucrative law practice.

He leaves one brother, Ross Locke, an attorney of Primghar, Iowa, the only close relatives.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 6, 1949

Lunn, George R. –

George R. Lunn, 75, former lieutenant governor of New York, died November 27th in the Rancho Santa Fe home he had occupied since he retired from public life in 1942.

A onetime Presbyterian minister who left clerical life to take up a political career, Mr. Lunn had served four terms as mayor of Schenectade and one as a member of congress.  He was elected running mate of Alfred E. Smith in 1922. and served from 1925 until his retirement as a member of the New York Public Service Commission.

Funeral services were held in La Jolla First Presbyterian church.  Rev. George C. Culbertson officiating.  Cremation followed.  Members of the family asked that flowers be omitted.  La Jolla mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lunn is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anita Lunn, three  daughters, Mrs. Douglas A. Calkins, of White Plains, N.Y., Mrs. Paul Schultze Jr. of Albany, N.Y., and Mrs. Carroll A. Gardner of Schenectady; two sons, Raymond H. Lynn of Schenactady and George R. Lunn Jr., of Washington, D. C., now on government service in Tokyo; and 12 grandchildren.

A native of Lenox, Iowa, Mr. Lunn was ordained to the ministry after graduating from Bellview Presbyterian college (now Union Theological Seminary) and preached in the First Presbyterian church at Schenectady from 1901 to 1911.  Mr. Lunn was elected mayor of Schenectady in 1912, and later served three additional terms  in that office.  He was elected to congress from the Schenectady district in 1916.  Following his term as lieutenant governor, he was appointed to a 10-year term on the public service commission by Gov. Smith.  He was reappointed is 1935 but resigned  because of ill health in 1942.

Mr. Lunn’s first wife died in 1931.  He married Anita Oliver Jensen of Oakland in 1932.  After going to California 6 years ago, they purchased the residence which had been built in La Jolla on Linea del Cielo by Corrine Griffith, star of the silent screen.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Nixon, Jane –

Miss Jane Nixon, age 77, died at about 7 p.m. Monday at her home in Lenox.  She had suffered a stroke on Sunday evening.  She had made her entire life in the Lenox community.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ Thursday, January 13 at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. E. F. HageeInterment in the Lenox cemetery. 

Surviving are five brothers, Tom Nixon of South Dakota, Mort of McGregor, and John Henry and William Nixon of Lenox, and five sisters, Mrs. Jillian Pullman of Thayer, Isabelle Nixon of California; and Mrs. Amelia James, Mrs. Ruth Boltinghouse and Emma Nixon of Lenox.

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

Riley, Alice Joanna Casey –

Mrs. Alice Riley, 86, died at 2 a.m. on December 25th at her home northwest of Lenox.  Services were held at 2 p.m. at Mercer Center church on Monday, the Arnold Funeral Home in charge.  Burial was at Corning.

Mrs. Riley had lived on the same farm since her marriage in 1882.  She had been a resident of Adams county since she was 12 years of age.  She was born in Henry county, near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.  She had been practically helpless since the first of December.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mae Bennison of Lenox and Mrs. Ethel Bovaird of Prescott; two brothers, Harold and Harvey, both of Corning; three grandsons and two great grandchildren.  Her husband and one son preceded her in death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Riley, Alice Joanna Casey –

Alice Joanna, eldest daughter of John and Mary Catherine Casey, was born March 24, 1862 in Henry County, Iowa, and passed from this life Christmas morning, 1948, at her home at Mercer, aged 86 years 9 months and one day.

She was 12 years of age when she with her parents came to Adams county to Mercer township and located on the farm now occupied by Clifford Casey, where she grew to womanhood.  She attended normal at Brooks Iowa, and prepared herself to teach in the schools of Adams county and taught two years.

She was married to Martin J. Riley Sept. 6, 1882 and started housekeeping on the farm where she was living at the time of her death.  She lived there 66 years.

Five children came to bless this union – Harvey and Harold both of Corning, Mrs. Mae Bennison of Lenox and Mrs. Ethel Bovaird of Prescott.  One son, Carl, passed at the age of four years.  Also surviving are two sons-in-law, William Bennison and Claude Bovaird, and two daughters-in-law, Zepha and Grace Riley.  Three grandsons, Carl and Donald Bovaird of Prescott and Robert Bennison of Lombard, Ill.  Two great grandchildren, Delores and Dean Bovaird.  Also one sister, Mrs. Lura Bush and three brothers, Franklin, L .L. and Charles Casey, all of Creston, besides many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Mrs. Margaret Moser of Sharpsburg, who made her home with them during the early part of her life, mourns with the rest of the family the loss of this good mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Riley were privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in September 1932.  Mr. Riley passed away in 1933.

Mrs. Riley was always interested in the good of the community, but her chief interests were her family and her church.  Especially did she love the young people and her interest in them and all her friends, with her cheerful disposition endeared her to all who knew her intimately.  A host of friends will sadly miss her but the finest tribute that can be paid her is “She was a wonderful mother.”

Mrs. Riley served as communion steward for 30 years at the Mercer Center church.

Death is only a bend in the road of life.  She has rounded the curve and is lost from sight for a little while.  Such lives as hers live on and on.  Her loving thoughtfulness, her devotion to her family and church, her loyalty to her friends leaves a memory never to be forgotten.

Funeral services were held at the Mercer Center church at 2 p.m. Dec. 27.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Donald Bovaird, Mrs. Raymond Riley, and the Misses Rowena Brokaw and Esther Burkhalter.

Pallbearers were her closest neighbors, Raymond Bunting, George Schaffroth, Lee Brokaw, Clyde Herbst, Loyd Duncan and Raymond Riley.

She was laid to rest in Walnut Grove cemetery in Corning.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 6, 1949

Schultz, Edna F. –

Edna F. Schultz, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Schultz, was born June 28, 1891, at Fremont, Iowa.  She moved with her parents when a very small girl to the present home southwest of Lenox and has resided there since.  She was interested in music and club and took an active part in various organizations.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Evelyn and one brother, John Schultz.  She is survived by her sister, Flossie Schultz, and other relatives and many friends.

The funeral service, in charge of Rev. C. W. Richardson, was held at the Barber Funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 18.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Roy Long and Mrs. James Arneall.

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

Sluss, J. E. –

J.E. Sluss, father of Dr. M. J. Sluss, passed away at his home in South Bend, Ind., Sunday, at the age of 80.  Dr. and Mrs. Sluss attended funeral services which were held Wednesday in South Bend.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 27, 1949

Stottlemyer, Della June  –

Mrs. A. B. Stottlemyer, a one time resident of the Lenox community, passed away at her home near Mount Ayr, following a seven months illness,  Monday afternoon, Dec. 13, at 4:30 o’clock.  Funeral services were held in Mount Ayr, with burial at Fairview cemetery at Lenox on Wednesday.

Survivors include her husband, one son, Donald Stottlemyer of Council Bluffs and six daughters, namely, Mrs. Floyd Wall of Shenandoah, Mrs. Olyn Davis of Clearfield, Mrs. Howard Lawrence and Mrs. Faye Frederickson of Des Moines.  Mr. Earl Fulfs and Mrs. Melvin Sobotka of Westboro, Mo.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 16, 1948

Sweigard, Amanda J. –

Amanda J. Sweigard, second daughter of James Watson Nation and Sarah Catherine Barnes, was born April 9, 1875 at Stuart, Iowa, in Guthrie county and passed away at 11:30 a.m. on January 16 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Underwood, Sharpsburg, Iowa.

She came to Taylor county at the age of four years and resided on a farm west of Sharpsburg until the time of her marriage to Walter A. Sweigard on January 5, 1893.  To this union were born six children; Mrs. Bessie Underwood of Sharpsburg, Iowa, Mrs. Lule S. Popken of Tomkins Cover, N. Y., Mrs. Sarah Jones of Almyra, Ark.; R. J. Sweigard of Raymer, Colo.; Mrs. Mary Thompson of Pueblo, Colo.; and T. N.

Sweigard of Greeley, Colo.

Mrs. Sweigard was a charter member of the Presbyterian church of Sharpsburg, Iowa, and resided at Sharpsburg, Iowa, until March 1918, when she moved with her husband to New Raymer, Colo., where she resided until three years ago.  Since that time she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Underwood.

Besides six children, one aunt, Mrs. Amanda Robbins of Bedford, and one sister, Mrs. Blanche Heatherinton of Bedford, she leaves sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren to mourn her loss.  Her husband preceded her in death September 7, 1943, also one sister, Cora, in March 1942.

Attending funeral services from a distance were all her children, except Mrs. G. R. Jones of Almyra, Ark.  Other relatives attending were Mrs. Harold Cunningham, Council Bluffs, a niece; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roberts, Prescott, cousins; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Sweigard, Ventura, Calif.; Frank Sweigard, Greeley, Colo.; James T. McCrae, Pueblo, Colo., grandchildren

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 27, 1949

Weedman, Mary Alice –

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Weedman were held at the Methodist church in Clearfield, Dec. 27 [1948].  They were conducted by Rec. D. C. Callison.  Mrs. Walter Owens sang during the services.  Burial was in Oakland cemetery near Corning.

Casket bearers were Art Burkhalter, Charles Wallace, Earl James, James Merlin, Charles Bixlter and Floyd Child.

Mrs. Weedman, 85, died at her home in Clearfield Dec. 29.  She was born at Quincy, Iowa, October 31, 1883.  She is survived by her husband, Maurice, a daughter and two sons.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 6, 1949

Wilcox, John –

John Wilcox, the son of Robert and Jane Clarey Wilcox was born at Brimfield, Ill., May 22, 1864, and departed this life on December 26, 1948, at the age of 84 years, 7 months, and 4 days at his home in Lenox. 

When a young man he came to Taylor county, Iowa, and on March 9th, 1892, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Jane Wilson of Clearfield.  To this union three children were born: a daughter, Mae, and two sons, Lee and Robert Dwight.  He became a member of the Methodist church and remained a faithful member.  He was a good neighbor and friend and a faithful husband and father.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, William, who died at the age of 4 years and three sisters. Mrs. Lewis Lown of Lenox, Mrs. Cora Sample of Hanford, Calif., and Mrs. Lizzie White of Clearfield.

Left to mourn his passing are his faithful wife, Sarah, his daughter,  Mrs. Harry Butler of Lenox, his two sons, Dr. L. A. Wilcox of Sargent, Nebr., and Dwight Wilcox of Lenox; two  granddaughters, Vivian Phyllis Butler of Lenox and Carolyn Lee Wilcox of Sargent, Nebr., one sister, Mrs. Edna Wilson of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at Barber Funeral home, conducted by Rev. Clarence W. Richardson of the Lenox Methodist church on Tuesday, at 2 p.m.  Interment in Fairview cemetery.  Pallbearers were his nephews, Randall Wilson, Leo Wilson, Homer McClintock, Cecil Wilson, Marvin Wilson and Roy Archibald.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Wilt, Harry –

Harry Wilt, age 81, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Reimer, on Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock.  Mr. Wilt, who was born in a log cabin on the original Wilt estate, lived up until last spring on his own farm ½ mile from his birthplace and which is now farmed by his grandson, Herman Reimer. 

His wife preceded him in death 16 years ago.  Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Reimer, two grandchildren and two brothers, Porter and Frank Wilt and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at two p.m. with Rev. D. C. Callison officiating at Calvary church.  Burial will be at Fairview cemetery in Lenox.

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

Wilt, Harry –

Harry Wilt, son of James and Catherine Wilt, was born May 28, 1867, in a log cabin on the Wilt homestead located in the neighborhood of the Calvary community, and passed away at his daughter’s home near Clearfield, January 19, 1949, after several years of poor health at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 21 days.

He received his education in a rural school in Platte township and in 1885 he united with the Methodist church.  Weekly services were being conducted by Rev. Harris at the Caplinger school house.  The first Calvary church was built in 1886, where the present church now stands.  The church has always retained the same name through the years.

In the year 1888 on March 6, he was united in marriage to Nora Ann Jones of Creston, but formerly of the Wilt homestead neighborhood.  To this union one daughter, Leo Odessa was born.

Harry Wilt was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Ann Wilt, three brothers, Cassius Wilt, Eli Wilt and Dora Wilt.  He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Leo Reimer, who lives near Clearfield, two brothers, Porter Wilt, who lives on a farm near the Calvary church and Frank Wilt of Lenox, two grandchildren, Herman Reimer, who lives on a farm north of the Calvary church, and Mrs. Loretta Fraser of Hopesville, Georgia; four great grandchildren and many other friends and neighbors.

Harry Wilt will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 27, 1949

Wintermute, Minnie –

Dr. Minnie Wintermute who was injured in an automobile accident some months ago, passed away Monday at her home in Bedford.

Funeral services were conducted from a Bedford Funeral home on Wednesday.  Among survivors are Dr. Mabel Wintermute, a sister, of Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Wintermute, Dr. Minnie –

Dr. Minnie Wintermute, 79, passed away at her home in Bedford on Monday December 17th at 4 p.m.  She was the daughter of Hampton Wintermute and Angeline Travolia, and was born on a farm four and one half miles southeast of Conway, where she grew to young womanhood.

Preceding her in death were her father and mother, three brothers, and three sisters.  She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, Jesse K. of Bedford, Harley G. of Conway, and one sister, Dr. Mabel of Lenox, 13 nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

In her early life she taught school and later entered the millinery business locating in Lenox where she resided for 16 years.  Afterward she took up osteopathy, graduating from the American School of Osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo. in January 1919.  Then she located at Excelsior Springs, Mo., where she practiced for 3 years.  She then moved to Bedford where she continued to practice until March 13, 1943, when she was injured in an automobile  accident.  She loved her work and was always anxious to relieve anyone who was suffering.  She will be missed by the community and her many friends.

Funeral services were held at Shum’s Funeral home in Bedford on December 29, 1948 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Nye officiating.  Interment at the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 6, 1949

Wyant, Helen –

Funeral services for Helen Wyant, 42, who died at a Duluth, Minn., hospital at 8 a.m. Monday will be held at the Arnold Funeral home Thursday, Jan. 20 at 2:00 p.m.  Miss Wyant was a counselor in the Ironwood, Mich. Schools for a number of years and previously had taught at Harlan, Iowa.

Definite arrangements awaited word from her sister, Mrs. Ruth Graham, who planned to fly from Brazil to the States.  Mrs. Graham and her husband are Presbyterian agricultural missionaries in South America.

Miss Wyant is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wyant, who left their home in Bedford  several years ago to live with her sister.  She leaves a sister and three brothers, Hugh and G. A. Wyant of Leon and Orval Wyant of Kansas City, Mo.  H. Roy Long of Lenox is a cousin.

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