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USHER, Worthie C. (1896-1972)

USHER, WEBBER, BLANK

Posted By: Hancock Co Genealogical Society
Date: 4/24/2021 at 16:20:30

Services held for Worthie C. Usher

Funeral services for Worthie C. Usher, 75, of Klemme, who died a week ago Monday morning at the Belmond Community hospital, were held Wednesday of last week at the United Methodist church in Klemme. The Rev. M. Trevor Baskerville officiated. Burial was in the Klemme cemetery. The Willim-Andrew Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements.

Worthie C, Usher was born July 15, 1896, in Palo, the son of Henry and Frances Webber Usher. He was educated in Palo. On Oct. 5, 1924, he was united in marriage to Minnie Blank in the Little Brown Church at Nashua. They owned and operated a small store in Palo. Later they moved to Rowan and then to Williams where he operated stores. In 1953 they came to Klemme were he worked as custodian of the grade school and school bus driver until his retirement in 1962.

Mr. Usher served in the U.S. Army in World War I. He was a member of the American Legion, and the United Methodist church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons: Worthie of Clear Lake, and Carroll of Tama; and seven grandchildren.

source: Independent, Belmond, Iowa, 8 Jun 1972, page 2, column 5

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Services held for Worthie Usher, 75

Services for Worthie Clifford Usher, 75, were held last Wednesday, May 31, from the United Methodist church, Klemme, with Dr. M. Trevor Baskerville officiating.

Mr. Usher died on Monday, May 29, 1972, at the Belmond Community hospital following an illness.

He was born on July 15, 1896, at Palo, Iowa. He was the son of Henry and Frances Webber Usher. He was reared and educated in the Palo area.

The pallbearers for the services were; Gordon Sawtelle, Lloyd Lau, Wayne Whitney, Don Lemke, Robert Scott, and Paul Goll. Music was supplied by the songs, "Oh God Our Help in Ages Past," and, "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name." The organist was Mrs. Robert Schulz. Interment took place in the Klemme cemetery. The Willim-Andrew Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

On Oct. 5, 1924, he was united in marriage to Minnie Blank in the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa. They began housekeeping in Palo here he owned and operated a small store. Later they moved to Rowan and then to Williams, Iowa where he operated stores.

In 1953 they moved to Klemme were he worked as custodian of the grade school and school bus driver until retirement in 1962. After his retirement much of his time was occupied by fishing. Mrs. Usher passed away on May 31, 1954.

Mr. Usher served in the army during World War I. He was a member of the American Legion, Senior Citizens group of Klemme, and The United Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons: the Rev. Worthie of Clear Lake, and the Rev. Carroll Usher of Tama; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and one sister.

source: Leader & Signal, Garner, Iowa, 14 Jun 1972, page A2, column 8


 

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