Taylor County, Iowa obituaries transcribed by Pat O'Dell - genpat@netins.net
Alborn, Mark, son of Jane Trucke Alborn and Harold Alborn, was born in Des Moines April 13, 1964, and died March 18,1996 in Lenox at the age of 31.   
He lived with the family in Des Moines until second grade when they moved to Bedford. He attended public school at Bedford.
On Dec. 31,1987, he married Sue Hess at Denison, and they lived most of their married life in Lenox. They have two children.
He served in the Army in the Infantry and Air Assault Units, and also in the Iowa National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Harold; and sister, Rae Lynn.
Survivors include his mother, Jane Alborn; wife, Sue; children, Amber and Andy; brother, Mike and Mary; relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 23, 1996 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home with interment at Fairview Cemetery at Bedford.

CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 27, 1996


Bownes, John "Cleo" -
John "Cleo" Bownes, 82 of Clarinda, died Feb. 17,1996, at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford, with Rev. Ward Campbell and Rev. Steve Joiner officiating. Burial was in the Athelstan Cemetery.
Bownes was born April 9, 1913, in Worth County, Missouri to Fred and Susie Bownes.
On Feb. 15,1933, he married Reva Iola Smith, Grant City, Mo., and they lived most of their 63 year of married life in the rural areas near Athelstan. They farmed in Taylor County until 1971 when they moved to Clarinda, where he was employed as a mechanic and parts man at Earl Schenck Implement Company for about 15 years.
He was an active member in the Holiness Church, Athelstan, and the Free Methodist and Nazarene Churches, Clarinda.
Survivors include his wife Reva, of the home; son, Ronald and Kathy Bownes, Maryville, Mo.; daughter, Cleta J. Bownes, Clarinda; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the family. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 21, 1996


Boyd, Marie K. King
Mary Marie King Boyd died Monday, August 5, 1996.
She was born on a farm south of Blockton. She was the only daughter of Percy and Georgia Albaugh King. She attended county school until she went to town to attend Blockton High School.
After graduation, she attended Northern Iowa University at Cedar Falls, where she received her teaching degree. She taught Home Economics in Gravity, prior to her marriage to Loicen Boyd, Sheridan, MO. Boyd spent her married life as a homemaker to her family, while Mr. Boyd carried rural mail routes and farmed until his death in 1964.
After the death of her husband, Boyd resided for many years in Mountain Home, AR. Among Boyd's hobbies were gardening, fishing and livestock. She had one of the early Model-T Fords, and played piano for silent movies in the 1920s. She joined the Blockton Christian Church with her mother in
About 1948, Boyd and Margie Hooker helped organize the 4-H club named the "Sheridan Shamrocks." One taught cooking and the other taught sewing.
Boyd traveled with her children, grandchildren and great grand children to historical places in Florida, Hawaii, and Canada.
She is survived by her daughter Norma (Kelly) Naylor Muffler and husband, Larry, Mountain Home; son, Larry Boyd and wife, Rita, Bedford.
Boyd has three granddaughters, LaRi, Lou Ann, and LaRue. LaRi married Ralph Liberty, Kansas City, MO. Lou Ann married Rick Ewart, Bedford. Rick and Lou Ann have three children, Jackie, Heather, and Gary. LaRue married Chriss Allee, Sheridan.
Funeral Services were held August 1996 at the Sheridan Christian Church with Rev. Scott Driscol and Rev. Delbert Biehle officiating. Interment was in the Sheridan Cemetery. Arrangements by Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 14, 1996


Burgmaier, Herman Joe
Herman Joe Burgmaier was born Dec. 22, 1911 to Louise (Lizzie) Hoffman and Charles Burgmaier in Shannon City. He grew up in the Shannon City area, and later moved to Rhinebeck, where he worked as a farm hand.  
He married Jessie in 1935 and they had three sons. In 1948, they bought a farm in Taylor County. He farmed and trucked most of his life.
On June 10,1995, he married Mary Kilzer, Sharpsburg. The couple lived in Bedford.
Burgmaier was a member of the Oddfellows and was one of the first members of the Taylor County Sheriff Posse. Since his marriage to Mary, he had been attending the Sharpsburg United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first and second wives, Jessie and Maxine; parents; sister, Leta; and brother, Carl.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Gordon, Eugene and Mary; Marshall and Dixie; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; sister, Lela, Creston; brother, Ernest, Zion; and Mary's family.
Burgmaier died Wednesday, Feb. 21,1996 at Brandon, Fl. Services were Monday, Feb. 26 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford, with Rev. Alan J. Rusk officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Bedford. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa,Mar 6, 1996


Cabeen, Diane McDonald
Paula Diane Cabeen, daughter of Bill and Jean McDonald, was born in Clarinda March 20, 1958. She died Saturday, Dec. 30, 1995 at age 37.
She lived in the New Market area and attended public school and church in New Market.
On June 13,1981, she married Bill Cabeen at Clarinda Hillside Missionary Church and they lived in the rural Bedford area. They had two children.
Cabeen was employed as a housewife and babysitter. She was a member of the Hamilton Memorial Missionary Church.              
Survivors include her husband, Bill; parents, Bill and Jean McDonald; sons, Michael and Christopher; sisters, Vicki Campbell, Clarinda; Patricia McDonald, Chandler, Az.; Ken McDonald, Los Angeles, Ca.
Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford, was in charge of arrangements. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 10, 1996


Carmichael, Bill ,   72, of Loomis, California formerly of New Market, Iowa passed away at his home April 26, 1999. Bill was born April 14, 1927 in Taylor County, the son of Clayton and Margaret Carmichael.
He was a 1944 graduate of New Market High School. He was united in marriage to Trula Sanders, March 12, 1948.
Survivors include a son Clayton and daughter Camille, sister Tressie Miller, brother, Clifford Carmichael, four grandchildren  and  a host of nephews and nieces.
Preceding him in death were his wife Trula, parents, two brothers, Wilbur Carmichael and Ben Carmichael, BEDFORD TIMES-PRESS, Bedford, Iowa, May 5, 1999


Carmichael, Trula L. Sanders
Trula L. Carmichael passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Roseville, CA, after a long illness of cancer. She had been a cook for many years a Del Oro and Placer High Schools.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Billie B. Carmichael of Loomis, CA; a son, Clayton Carmichael of Loomis, daughter, Camille Smith of Roseville, CA, grandchildren, Joshua Carmichael and Tyler Smith of Roseville, Mareesa and Alexander Carmichael of Exira, IA, sisters Verna Batten of Grand Island, NE, Nora Gilbert of Bedford, IA and brother Jim Sanders of Big Springs, TX along with numerous friends and relatives.
She was born in Villisca, IA, the daughter of Robert and Maude Sanders on October 6,1933.
Memorial services were held Friday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at Sands Foothill Chapel in Loomis, CA. Suggested donations to American Cancer Society. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 2, 1996


Clayton, Beverly May Keller
Beverly M. Clayton, 75 of New Market died Saturday evening, January 27, 1996 at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 3,1920 at Atlantic [Iowa], the daughter of Richard and Helen Campbell Keller. On March 4, 1944 she married Alvin Clayton at Clarinda.
She was employed at the Mental Health Institute for 13 years and was the owner-operator of The Little Diner Cafe. She later worked at lowa Western Community College and the Clarinda Municipal Hospital.
Survivors include her husband Alvin of the home and three children, Jack and Debbie Clayton, New Market; Sue Young, Clarinda; and Christy and William Osborn, Nederland, Texas. There are also six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Sisters and brothers are Arlene and Ross King, New Market; Jeanie and Roy Graham, College Springs; Mary and Lyle Combs, Lolita and Gary Spring, New Market; Judy Sparks, Champaign, P.; Jack and Mary Ann Keller, Minnesota; Jim and Anita Keller, Hopkins, Mo.; and stepfather, Vance McPike, New Market.
Clayton was preceded in death by parents; sister, Ruth; brother-in-law, Robert Leighton; one granddaughter and one niece.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Walker Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Rev John Clark officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 31, 1996


Coy, Eva L. Adams Utter -   Eva Lavona (Adams) Coy, daughter of Faye Perry Adams and Wiley Adams was born July 12, 1904 in Gravity.   She married Gail Utter, October 9, 1920. To this union two children were born, Don Utter and Dorotha Poore. Gail died September 24,   1932,   and   is   buried in Washington Cemetery in Gravity.
Eva married Earl Coy on July 20, 1933 and shared his home until his death, March 7,1961. Eva continued to live in Bedford until November 1, 1978 when she moved to Webster City. She moved again in 1984 to a Nursing Home in Des Moines and from there she moved to Stratford -Care Center in Stratford, where she died on June 30, 1996 at the age of 91 years, 11 months and 18 days. She was a member of the Gravity Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary. Survivors are Don Utter and wife, Helen, Webster City; Dorotha Poore, New Hope, MN; brother, Dale Adams, Corning; four grandchildren, Gail Utter, Urbandale; Dennis Utter, Chariton; Wayne Huntsman, Sioux City and Linda Bailie, Plymouth,
MN; eight great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were July 3, 1996 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Ray Artrip officiating. Interment was in the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 3, 1996 and BEDFORD TIMES-PRESS, Bedford, Iowa, Jul 10, 1996


Culver, John L.
After a long illness, John L. Culver, 77, of New Market, IA died Saturday evening June 1, 1996 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.
He was born August 13, 1918 at Clearmont, MO, the son of Jacob Wakefield and Edna Gladys Davison Culver. On December 18, 1937 he married Beulah Alice Teeters.
Mr. Culver was a veteran of WW II, serving in the Army from 1943-45. He retired from Nebraska Public Power District, Bellevue, NE, where he had worked from 1951 until 1980.
Mr. Culver is survived by his wife Beulah, of the home in New Market, and three children: , Ernest Dale Culver and wife,  Maurine, of Phoenix, AZ; Beverly Butts, Edmond, OK; and Michael Ray Culver and wife, Mary Dorothy, of Fremont, NE. There are 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. His brothers are Elbert Culver of Clarinda and William Elmer Culver of Southerland, NE. His sister is Shirley Marie Hill of Edmond, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 grandchild, brothers Ernest Everett Culver and J. W. (Jake) Culver and sister Mary Margaret Reece.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 4 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery at New Market. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 5, 1996


Damewood, Darrell F.
Darrell F. Damewood, 68, of Clarinda, IA, died Sunday, Sept 15 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak after a long illness.
He was born March 23, 1928, near New Market, IA, the son of Glenn and Candace Lathrop Damewood. He farmed most of his life near Clarinda. He served in the army from 1950-1952 in Korea.
He was married to Doris Harland on February 27, 1951. She preceded him in death August 23, 1993. On July 2, 1994 he married Shirley Farnum of Red Oak, IA.
Mr. Damewood had been active in community and church activities, including Sunday School teacher at Hillside Missionary Church, member of Gideons International, SW Iowa Mutual Insurance Co., and had been a member of the Clarinda school board.
Mr. Damewood is survived by his wife Shirley and three children: Denise Hoskins and husband Arlan, Mitchell, SD; Delora Jamison and husband Brian, St. Joseph, MO; and Douglas Damewood and wife Ana, Corona, CA; 6 grandchildren; father and mother-in-law, Merle and Pauline Harland, Clarinda; step-children: Jeffrey Farnum family, Red Oak; Jennifer Campbell family, Stanton; Tamara Martin family, Lenzburg, IL; and Randal Farnum family, Glendale, WI; brothers and sisters: Eula Bennett and husband Philip, Clarinda; Evelyn Cerven and husband Duane, Blanchard; Ronald Damewood and wife Maureen, Quitman, MO; and Darwin Damewood, Lansing, KS.
He was preceded in death by parents, wife Doris, and brothers Eldoh and Carroll.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 18 at Hillside Missionary Church, with Rev. David Miller officiating. Memorials may be sent to the Hillside Missionary Church or the Gideons. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 18, 1996


Douglas, Cecil A. - C. A. Douglass, 91 Dies in Colorado
Funeral services for Cecil A. Douglass, 91, of Fort Morgan, Colo., a native of Bedford, were held April 4 at Julliffee Chapel in Fort Morgan with Rev. Harry Randall III officiating. Mr. Douglass died April 2 at Sunset Manor in Brush, Colo. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Fort Morgan.
Douglass, son of James Delbert and Laura Douglass, was born in Bedford April 21, 1883. He was married to Edith Lorene Sherbeck January 9, 1907. They lived in Bedford forty-one and one-half years when they moved to Fort Morgan. He was a painter by trade and will be remembered in this area as the brother of Charles O. Douglass and Ethel Douglass Waterman. Douglass was a county officer at one time.
He was preceded in death by his wife February 8, 1975, and one son, Donald S. Douglass, February 13, 1952.
He is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Edna Shephard of Calimese, Calif., Mrs.Marjorie Hamilton of Arvada, Mrs. Lucille Gates of Denver and Mrs. Thelma Geist of Vallejo, Calif., and one son, Edwin, of Amarillo, Texas. There are eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 1975


Dunn, William E. - William E. Dunn was born in Belmont county, Ohio, March 10, 1848 and died at his home 5 miles northeast of New Market, Iowa, January 3, 1919, the third stroke of paralysis.

His first marriage was to Sarah A. Mitcheltree, September 20, 1871, at Clarinda. To this union were born three children, Emma L., Riley M. and Roy L., the first two having preceeded their mother in death.

He enlisted in the army of the rebellion the 18th day of August, 1862, at the age of 14 years, and served a term of three years and was honorably dicharged June 1865.

His first wife died September 4, 1896. His second marriage was to Louisa J. Wirth, August 15, 1897. To this union ws born one son, Willie E., who with his wife and widowed mother survive him, and reside at the home 5 miles north east of New Market, also by his half brother, Roy L., who resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

He was happily converted in early manhood soon after the close of the war and united with the M.E. church on the Hawleyville circuit, later he united with the Free Methodist church at Glassgow, as a charter member, soon after he entered the experience of entire sanctification in 1880 and was ever a man of strong and pronounced convictions.

Among his last expressions to his pastor, Rev W.W. Bell, were "I have fought a good fight, all I have to do now is look up".

To his devoted wife he said at the last, "I am ready to go".

At his home, at the Glasgow church, in the community, over the Shenandoah district and the entire West Iowa conference he will be missed, for his seat will be empty.

The funeral was conducted by Mrs. W.C. Kelley at the Glassgow church, Monday, Jan 6, to an appreciative audience. Burial in Guss cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 16, 1919


Ernst, Robert Earl - Celebration of Life Services for Robert Ernst, age 86, of Bedford, who died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his home in Bedford will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Interment will be held at the Story Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 2:30 PM in Ames, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Bob's name.

Robert Earl Ernst was born January 31, 1928 in Ames, Iowa to Purl J. and Thelma L. Ernst, the oldest of three boys. He graduated from Ames High School in 1947. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Luella Mary (Hanson) Ernst, on September 18, 1949 in Ames, Iowa.

Bob grew up in town as a young boy, but got the opportunity to work with some local farmers near Ames when he was in high school and quickly fell in love with livestock, especially cattle. His passion to work around cattle stuck with him and he spent the rest of his life working with and raising cattle. He worked his way up through the ranks; gaining knowledge, experience, and making lifelong friendships at the many ranches and operations he worked for.

Bob and Lue traveled considerably over the years as part of Bob’s career working for several cattle operations. They lived in Iowa, Missouri, New York, Illinois, Michigan, and South Dakota before settling in Bedford in 1976 to begin their own cattle ranch. They loved life in Southern Iowa and enjoyed visits from his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents Purl J. and Thelma L. Ernst; wife, Luella; brothers, Ronald and Chuck; daughter, Mary Lou Nunn.

He is survived by his son, John of Bedford and grandchildren, Noll (wife, Jolynn) and Kaitlyn (husband, Kyle); son, Jim (wife, Jenny) and granddaughter, Carly of Bedford; granddaughter, Andrea (husband, Shane) and great-grandchildren, Mason and Logan; son-in-law, Ken Nunn; brother-in-law, Bill Hines; sister-in-law, Pauline Ernst; as well as several nieces and nephews


Garner, Mike - Celebration Services for Mike Garner, age 51 of Lenox, who passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, in a snowmobile accident in Wisconsin, will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 10:00 AM at the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Bedford. Visitation will be held Friday at the UCPC church in Bedford from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. A lunch and time of fellowship… will be held following the services at the Bedford Legion. Instead of flowers, the family requests memorials be given in Mike's name. Memories may be shared at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford & Lenox.

Michael Dave Garner – Born November, 24, 1962, passed away March 9, 2014: Born in San Jose’, California, the son of Larry and Eileen Garner. Mike attended and graduated from Bedford High School in 1981. He furthered his education many years later attending Northwest Missouri College in Maryville, MO. Mike’s life was blessed with two (2) children: Amanda and Caycie, and three (3) grandchildren: Isabelle, James and Kyra.

Mike had a deep love for his family and very much enjoyed spending time with them whenever the opportunity would avail itself. When it didn’t, Mike loved to talk about and share the various accomplishments of his children and grandchildren with his friends. Mike truly had a special place in his heart for each child and grandchild!

In addition to his deep love for his children and grandchildren, Mike spent the past several years with his devoted companion and love of his life, his wife Kelly.

Mikes personal interests were many but he had very special interest motorsports of several types. Mike loved tractor pulls, stock car racing, snowmobiling, derbies with “The Wild Bunch” and riding his Harley. He always enjoyed tinkering with and working on any of his varied motor equipment always believing he could make it faster, stronger and better than it was before he started. Mike’s other great joys were camping, bowling, golfing, fantasy football, cooking for friends and family, especially grilling and barbequing (BBQ competition name was “Eats Boogie Woogie BBQ”), being a DJ for many area events, entertaining and just all around having fun. This outgoing and fun loving spirit surrounded Mike wherever he was be it work, at the track, around a campfire, in a big group or one on one.

Mike enjoyed a broad and varied career during his life. In his earlier years, Mike did everything from build turkey buildings for turkey farms to hauling sugar beets. He followed that up with work as a plumber, over the road hauling, truck maintenance in a quarrying operation, auto maintenance and repair and auto body work and paint. Mike ultimately found a real career path and home in the machining industry working for Moog and MG Machining concurrently. After fifteen (15) years at MG, Mike went to work for Bowman Machining in Lenox, Iowa and after working there for several years, ultimately bought the business. As the new owner, Mike renamed the business “GTS” (Garner Technical Services) and then expanded the business into a very successful enterprise through the use of his extensive knowledge in the machining industry coupled with his excellent business acumen and hard work ethic. Mike’s favorite part of owning and running GTS was his opportunity to use his highly creative mind to design and machine specialty (one of a kind) parts.

When Mike wasn’t at work you would be most apt to find him fully engaged in one of his motorsports hobbies. Mike built and raced multiple stock cars at Adams County Speedway winning multiple track championships and seldom ever finishing lower than third (3rd) in points for any given race season. In addition to auto racing, Mike and his father started building tractors and competing in tractor pulls when he was ten (10) years old winning multiple tractor pull events in a four (4) state area for several years including a win at the Iowa State Fair. If not competing in motorsports, you could often find Mike engaged in them in other ways such as riding his Harley or off snowmobiling.

Finally, spending time with his friends and family was a great priority in Mike’s life. Whether it was dinner together, holiday celebrations, camping and sharing stories around a campfire or just a simple phone call to catch up, Mike’s time with family and friends was very important to him. He loved to socialize and entertain and he never found a cook-out or barbeque that he didn’t want to be a part of. Mike always took a keen interest in his friend’s lives and forever kept a special place in his heart for them. His clever sense of humor and ability to carry on conversation were unparalleled and will definitely be missed by both his family and closest friends. It is something that he will always be remembered by.

Mike is preceded in death by his mother: Eileen Garner, grandparents Myrtle Garner, Bill & Oma Watts.

Those left to cherish Mike’s memory are his wife: Kelly Garner of Lenox, IA, his children: Amanda (Patrick) Utz of Colfax, IA , Caycie (Justin) Fidler of Corning IA, Trevor Miller and Connor Miller, his grandchildren: Isabelle and James Utz of Colfax, IA and Kyra Fidler of Corning, IA, his parents: Larry Garner and Kathy of Bedford, IA, his sister: Shelly Garner, his mother-in-law: Barbara Schafroth of Corning IA, and his step-siblings: Karen (Rich) Wallace, Lorrie (Allan) Coleman, Scott (Jody) McMillin, and TJ (Marv) Henriksen; along with several family members and many, many friends


Hoffman, Elnora Elizabeth Bush
Elnora Elizabeth (Bush) Hoffman passed away June 10, 1996 in Winchester, KY after a long illness.
Elnora was born on February 3, 1914 in Guss, Iowa. She was raised on the family farm until she was a young girl. Then the family moved to Clearfield, where she graduated from high school in 1933.
Later, she went with her parents to Blockton, IA. While there, she met Howard Holman Hoffman of
Redding, Iowa. They married on February 15, 1937 in Churdan, Iowa.
After their marriage they lived in Grinnell, IA and later moved to Grand Island, NE. They returned to
Ringgold County Iowa to farm in 1941.            
They spent the following 27 years farming in Ringgold, Taylor and Page counties, until 1968, when they moved to Newton, IA. Both Elnora and Howard worked for the Newton -Community School District.   They remained there until Howard's passing on December 26, 1991. Shortly thereafter, Elnora  moved to Lexington, KY, to be near her family.
Elnora was always active in community affairs wherever she lived. She was involved in her childrens' school lives, her church and neighborhood. She was baptized and raised in the Methodist church, and remained a faithful servant for her Lord throughout her life.
She was selected Homemaker of the Year in 1991 by the Page County Women's Farm Bureau. She received the WSCS Mission Award from the Shenandoah United Methodist Church, and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by Garden View Nursing Home in Shenandoah.
Left to cherish her memory are her five children: Cecile and her husband, Larry Cozad of LaCrescent, MN; Larry and his wife, Julie, of West Lafayette; IN; Mariann and her husband, Ken Harlan, of Lexington, KY; Carolyn and her husband, Robert Towers, of Honeoye Falls, NY; and David of Arlington, TX; 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
Elnora was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, her parents, three brothers and one sister. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 19, 1996


Hoffman, Thomas Eugene - Thomas Eugene Hoffman, the second child of Walter L. and Rachael F. Hoffman was born September 14, 1959 in Iowa City, Iowa. He passed away on Saturday morning, March 15, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 54 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Tom grew up and was educated in the Shenandoah and Stanton areas. In high school he played football and basketball with his brother. He was married three times, most recently on July 13, 2006 in Red Oak, Iowa to Nancy Lee Westover. After high school Tom enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska before being stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas as a recruiters assistant until his discharge.

Following his service in the military he went to work at the Atkins Pickle Plant until he went to work for Willy Shaw Trucking. Tom drove a truck for 12 years and earned his One Million Mile Safety Ring. His biggest thrill was running into his dad while out on the road. Tom drove until his health forced him to quit. He then worked for Ironhorse Communications where he installed Direct TV until his health forced him to quit. He met Nancy and lived in London, Arkansas a couple years before moving to Red Oak and getting married.

Tom enjoyed sports, shooting guns, especially his cousins 50 caliber rifle, and traveling. His last trip was with his aunt to South Dakota where he saw the missile site in Rapid City. He loved to tell stories, watch westerns and the Arkansas Razorbacks play. He had a keen interest in learning American Indian History, but most all he enjoyed Nancy’s cooking. His most enjoyable times were watching the Blue Angels perform, skydiving and camping with his wife and family. Tom also had a passion for all dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his children, Thomas Eugene Hoffman and Tonya Hoffman; and a special uncle, Jerry Lawrence.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hoffman of Red Oak, Iowa; his children, Michael Hoffman of Pocahontas, Iowa, Thomas S. Hoffman of Pocahontas, Iowa, Brianna Spring of Glenwood, Iowa, William Spring and his wife Tara of Walnut, Iowa; two grandchildren, Madison and Damian; two brothers, Ernest Hoffman and his wife Paula of Adkins, Arkansas, William Hoffman, III of Red Oak, Iowa; a sister, Donella Baucom and her husband Steve of Emerson, Iowa; aunts and uncles, Jeanie Lawrence of Perry, Iowa, Jack and Sarah Hoffman of Shenandoah, Iowa, Dutch Hoffman of Villisca, Iowa, Anna Lee Hoffman of Sacramento, California; along with many other relatives and friends

Kirsch Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa. Burial Rose Hill/Blockton

Howarth, Mildred Taylor Wilcox
Clara Mildred Taylor Wilcox, 87, was born to Clara A. and U. Grant Taylor on May 18, 1908, near Quitman MO. Her family moved to a farm north of New Market when she was very young and she grew to adulthood there. The family then moved to Clarinda, where she graduated from high school in 1926..
In 1930 she married Nathan Wilcox and they moved to Tulsa, OK where he was chief engineer for KTUL radio. Nathan passed away in 1979 and in 1985 she married Lt. Colonel William F. Howarth. He preceded her in death in 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her nine brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Wilcox is survived by her children, Nathan E. Wilcox Jr. and wife Pat of Westport, CT and her daughter Lindell McCullough and husband Dr. R.D. McCullough II of Tulsa, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services were held at the Dallas Center Cemetery near New Market with the Rev. John Clark officiating. Memorials may be directed to the, First Christian Church in Clarinda.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of the service. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 22, 1996


King, Everett Denton - Everett Denton King, son of Ernest and Reva P. Waldrip King was born June 22, 1919 in Jefferson Twp. near Blockton, Iowa and departed this life on March 24, 2014.
He lived most of his life in Blockton. Everett attended the Blockton School and graduated in 1937. He was very active in all sports. Everett became a member of the Blockton Christian church while a young boy.
Everett was united in marriage to Lenore Zollman on August 25, 1938 and to this union three daughters were born; Linda Kay, Lynette Reva, and Lavonne Ann.
Beginning in 1939, he served for three years as Deputy Clerk of District Court in Bedford, Iowa. In 1944, he was drafted in the U.S. Army and served two and half years; two years he served overseas. Everett returned to Blockton and began a career at Blockton Oil Company, retiring in 1985. After retiring, Everett was able to spend more time with family. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, and playing golf and shuffle board with many friends.
Everett and Lenore moved to Dallas Center, Iowa to be near family in 2008 but remained devoted to the Blockton community and was a member of The Blockton American Legion for 68 years. Everett passed away peacefully at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center on March 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore and his parents Ernest and Reva King.
Those left to cherish his memory include daughters Linda (Harry) Heiden of Punta Gorda, Florida, Lynette (Stan) Amrine of Dallas Center, Iowa, and LaVonne Nelson of West Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren Sherry (John) Jacobs of Earlham, Iowa, Sandy (Mark) Perez of Ft. Meyers, Florida, Rachel Amrine (Bobbie Heimberg) of Des Moines, Iowa, Robin (Jake) Ludington of Santa Cruz, California, and Jennifer (Patrick Luber) Nelson of Grand Forks, North Dakota; great grandchildren Cody Hills, Dalton Hills, Wyatt Hawbaker, and Geneva Ludington; sister-in-law Mary Lou Zollman of Perry, Iowa; other relatives and friends. A memorial fund has been established for Saint Jude Hospice in Johnston, Iowa and Blockton Community Betterment


King, Ross A.
Ross A King, 86 of New Market, died Sunday, March 17,1996 at his home.
He was born July 11,1909 in Edison, Ne., the son of Frank C. and Wilhemina Fredrich King. He married Arlene Keller Nov. 23,1940.
He and his wife have lived in New Market since December and fanned in Taylor County for over 50 years prior to moving to New Market.
King is survived by his wife, Arlene, of the home; son, David and Jill King, Bedford; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister, Jean and Corwin Mauderiy, Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Barbara Jean Murphy; brother, Dale; sister, Blanche Scharff.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 20 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Loren Daly officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market.
A memorial is being established. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 20, 1996


Larabee, Beverly Ola Beal -
Beverly Ola Larabee, 58 of Clarinda, died Sunday, Jan. 14,1996 at her home.
She was born March 29, 1937 to Arlie and Marie Kent Beal. She married Kenneth D. Larabee, who preceded her in death in 1966.
Larabee worked at Clarinda's MHI in nursing service.
She is survived by six children, Jerry D. Larabee, Adams, Ne.; Josephine and Robert Goetz, Clarinda; Larry L. Larabee, Fremont, Ne.; Charles D. Larabee, Siam; Jeffery S. Larabee, Coin; Arlin E. Larabee, St. Paul, Mn.; 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Also surviving are sisters, Arleata Umphenour, Beatrice, Ne., and Agnes Hemmingway, New Berlin, Wi. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a daughter, Wanda.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Rev. Richard Iske officiating. Burial was in Siam Cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 17, 1996


Lock, Wilma May Fudge
Wilma May Lock
Funeral services for Wilma May Lock were held at the Novinger / Taylor Funeral Home on
Saturday, October 5, 1996. The Rev. Paul Evans officiated at the service with interment at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity, IA.
Wilma May (Fudge) Lock, the daughter of Wilbur and Eva (Leech) Fudge, was born in Adams County, IA on February 2, 1916. She lived with her parents on a farm in the Guss community where she attended country school and the Guss United Methodist Church.
On June 4, 1934 she married Glen Lock at Horton, KS and they returned to live in Gravity. She and Glen had five children: Glenna Mae, Buzz, Larry, Steve and Denny. Wilma died on October 2,1996 at the age of 80 years.
Wilma was preceded in death by both parents, two sons, Buzz and Steve, a granddaughter, a son-in-law and a brother-in-law.
She is survived by her husband, Glen of Gravity, one daughter, Glenna Mae Weed of Bedford, two sons, Larry and Charlotte Lock of Polk City, IA and Denny and Myra Lock of Bedford, 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one brother, Kenny and Bernice Fudge of Creston, a sister-in-law, Marjorie Lock of Gravity and many other relatives and friends.
Wilma was a member of the Gravity United Methodist Church, the   Legion Auxiliary and helped with many community projects. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1996


Long, Mervin Wilder - Funeral services for Mervin Wilder Long, 68, of Glenwood were held Monday afternoon at Shum Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Del Vande Krol officiating.
Long died Friday at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.
He was formerly of the Bedford area. Burial will be in the Athelstan Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Annis, a daughter Mrs. Vivian Marie Tribbie of Glenwood and three sons, Glen of Clarinda, Eugene of Pacific Jet. and Donald of Tabor. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 3, 1979


Marshall, Robert C.
Robert C. (Bob) Marshall, 85 of rural Bedford, died Saturday, April 6, 1996 at Community Care of Clarinda.
He was born Feb. 26, 1911 in Stuttgart, Ar., the son of James C. and Mary Ann McGraw Marshall.
Marshall moved to California in 1938 and worked as a licensed aircraft me ­chanic at Lockheed Aircraft during World War II.
He married Marion Carson July 15, 1943 in Los Angeles, Ca. They had three children, all of whom graduated from Bedford High School.
Marshall farmed in Taylor County for 47 years. During this time, he also spent several years assisting Ray Kennedy in the building of many homes in the area.
In retirement, woodworking became a hobby and he spent numerous hours crafting duck calls and wooden toys.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, three sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marion, rural Bedford; son, James C. and Sheryl Marshall, Deep River, Cn.; daughters Bobbie and Jim Wooll, Southlake, Texas; Virginia Waggoner, Lee's Summit, Mo.; seven grandchildren and one great grandson.
Also surviving are a sister, Laura Duncan, McGehee, Ar.; sisters-in-law, Thurma Clatterbuck, California; Earlus and Bob Cannon, Oregon; brother-in-law, Herbert and Mary Carson, Bedford; four nephews and one niece.
He had requested cremation and no services. The family suggests memorials to the Bedford Ambulance Service or a charity of choice.
Arrangements were by Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford..CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 10, 1996


McAlpin, Thelma "Maxine" Plowman
Thelma "Maxine" McAlpin, Estes Park, CO, formerly of New Market, passed away October 3, 1996, at the age of 83.
She was born to Claude and Grace Savage Plowman in New Market on November 14, 1912. She married Eugene McAlpin on October 23, 1929 in Hiawatha, KS, She was a licensed practical nurse and was a member of the Eastern Star, Highland Chapter 523.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, Bernard Plowman. Survivors are daughter, Dorla Eisenlauer and husband, Richard, Estes Park, sister Helen Lucas, Corydon, IA, two grandsons and two great-grandchildren..
A memorial service was held at the Allnutt Funeral Chapel in Estes Park on Saturday, October 5, with Jess Mahom officiating.               
A memorial service will be held at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda on Saturday, October 12, 1996, at 1:30 p.m., with interment at the Old Memory Cemetery in New Market. The Rev. Joyce Smith will officiate.
Memorials may be directed to Estes Park Hospice/Home Health Care or Estes Park Senior Citizen Center or First Methodist Church of New Market c/o Allnutt Funeral Service, P.O. Box 4380, Estes Park, CO 80517. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1996


McColm, Louie Grace Beery Mendenhall John
Louie Grace McColm, 82, of Bedford, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, May 11, while attending a memorial service at Siam.
She was born Dec. 15, 1913 in Page County, Iowa, the daughter of John B. and Lillie Creola Mae Thompson Beery. She was married: to Forest Leroy Mendenhall on May 30, 1931, he died Nov. 3, 1957. On March 11, 1969 she married James Everett John who preceded her in death on March 11, 1975. On Feb. 15, 1979 she married Howard D. McColm who passed away Feb. 18, 1992.
She is survived by three children: Judith Giboney and husband Ronald of Norco, CA, Sandra Johnston and husband Allen of New Virginia, IA; and Dwight Mendenhall and wife Charlotte of Raymore, MO. There are 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Sisters are Anna Miller of Clarinda and Julia Eberly, Ronald, WA.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 14 at the Siam Church of Christ with Loren Daly officiating. Burial was at the Hopkins cemetery.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 15, 1996


McLaughlin, Helen Elliot
Graveside services for Helen McLaughlin were held at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, IA, Saturday, November 2, 1996, officiated by the Rev. Paul Evans, and under the direction of the Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home.
Helen Elliot, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Elliot, was born in Decatur, NE, on Feb. 9, 1917. She lived in Tekamah, NE, where she attended school. In 1940, she married Harold Erlewine, and later moved to Osceola in 1943. Helen and Harold had 3 sons, Nick, Harold and Scott. While in Osceola, she was a cook at the Club Cafe.
In 1962, Helen married Garl (Curly) McLaughlin and moved to Bedford, IA. Helen worked at the Junction Cafe and later operated the Candy Kitchen with Curly. She loved gardening and her cat, Spotty.
Helen passed away at the Bedford Manor on October, 31, 1996. She was preceded in death by parents, one brother and four sisters, her husband, one son, Nick Lawrence Erlewine, and one great-granddaughter, Renee.
Surviving are two sons, Harold and wife, Phyllis, Erlewine, Osceola, IA, and Scott and wife, Ann Erlewine, Virginia Beach, VA., 5 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 6, 1996


McNeese, Elaine Evelyn Carmichael
Elaine Evelyn McNeese, 67 of Clarinda, died Tuesday, March 5, 1996 at Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, Ne., after being a patient there for the past two weeks.
She was born Dec. 1, 1928, near New Market, the daughter of Wilbur and Mabel Gant Carmichael. She married John McNeese June 12,1948.
Survivors include seven children, Verlin and Wanda McNeese, Bedford; Frances and Eugene Sorensen, Omaha; Virginia and Robert Stevens, Coin; Vickie and Thomas Wolverton, Clarinda; Michael and Mildred McNeese, Clarinda; Barney McNeese, Clarinda; Tammy and Lloyd Reel, Clarinda; 19 grandchildren; brother, Lewis Carmichael, New Market; sister, Myrna Karg, Clarinda.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Carol Ann McNeese; and sister, Jean Herzberg.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 9 at the Clarinda Church of God with Rev. Mike Gibson officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market.
Memorials may be directed to the family. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, was in charge of arrangements. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 13, 1996


McPherren, John Henry
John Henry McPherren, 73 of West Des Moines, died of diabetes Feb. 5, 1995, at Woodbury West Health Center.  
Services were Feb. 7 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, Des Moines, with burial at Old Memory Cemetery, New Market.
McPherren was born in Taylor County and lived in West Des Moines most of his life. He retired as director of research and developmental Continental Western. He was also a Navy veteran of World War II.
McPherren married Peggy Ellen Corbin Feb. 2, 1945 in New Market. She preceded him in death in February 1992.
Surviving are daughter, Cheryl Van Horn, and son, Roger, both of Des Moines; brother, Paul, West Virginia; two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Des Moines Botanical Center. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 14, 1996


Miller, Normalee Webb - Normalee Miller, age 79, of Clarinda, formerly of New Market, entered into peace Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda. Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014 at the New Market Methodist Church with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family was held Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Burial was in the Covenanter Cemetery, rural Clarinda. Memorials may be directed to Heartland Home Health and Hospice or to the New Market Methodist Church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Normalee Miller was born Feb. 25, 1935 near Guss, to Max Webb and Doris (Thompson) Webb. She was raised by her loving grandparents Frank and Leila Webb and grew up in the New Market area. She attended New Market schools and graduated from New Market High School in 1953. Normalee furthered her education at Clarinda Junior College graduating in 1955 with an Associates Degree. It was during this time that she met Leo Russell Miller at the skating rink in Clarinda. They were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1955. Normalee and Leo were blessed with three daughters, Lora, Brenda and Margaret.
Normalee taught at New Market School for a year. She then dedicated her time to raising her family on the farm that had been in her family for years and later becoming a Century Farm. Music was an important part of Normalee’s life. She was pianist at the New Market Methodist Church for thirty years. Normalee shared her musical talents with many and taught piano lessons for many years. Her family and friends will remember her for her great cooking and as a gracious hostess. She was often taking meals to people and during her time on the farm, cooking wonderful meals for the hired hands which frequently included her famed noodles and cinnamon rolls. She was an active member of the New Market Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and led numerous Bible Studies.
Preceding Normalee in death were her grandparents; parents; husband, Leo Miller; daughter, Lora Marlay.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Brenda Herzberg and husband Brian of Villisca, and Margaret Brown and husband Mark of Clarinda; son-in-law, John Marlay of Selma; grandchildren, Nathan Marlay, Anna Marlay and friend Ben Butler, Kelli Anliker and husband Caleb, Matthew Herzberg and wife Kimberly, Lexie Brown and Gracie Brown; step-grandchildren, Laura Brown and fiancé Tyler Hughes, Ryan Marlay and wife Jill, John Marlay, Jr. and wife Jenn; great-grandchild, Mckynlee Anliker; cousin, Pat Wiekert and husband Jim; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Ives, Audrey Miller Bridie, Norma Jean Hall and husband Robert, Joyce Warder and husband Jerry; nieces; nephews; many friends and coffee buddies.


Moore, Goldie Burnham - Thursday services for Mrs Roy Moore
Mrs Roy (Goldie) Moore, 78, of New   Market   died Monday evening at Municipal Hospital shortly after she was admitted.

She was born July 6, 1896, near New Market, the daughter of William and Malinda Hutchinson Burnham. In July 1914, she was married to Roy Moore, who died May 17, 1974. Mrs Moore had worked at Clarinda Mental Health Institute.
Funeral service was held this Thursday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating. Mrs Shirley Larson was soloist and Mrs Lois Moore organist. Casket bearers were: Harold Coston, Willis R Schollian Jr, Keane Thummel, Chris Moore, David Moore and Ken­neth Clark. Burial was at Memory Cemetery at New Market.
Mrs Moore is survived by five children, Raymond Moore of Clarinda, Mrs Walter (Verla) Coston, Mrs Jack (Evon) Wycoff, Mrs Jim (Ardith) Clark and R Dean Moore, all of New Market. There are 18 grandchildren and 3 great - grandchildren. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 1975


Murren, Laura M. Harrison
Mrs. Laura M. Murren, 89 of New Market, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, at Community Care Center after a brief illness.
She was born May 15, 1907, in Osceola County, MO, the daughter of Garfield and Clara Shepard Harrison. On April 27, 1953, she married Shelby G. Murren, who preceded her in death in June, 1983.
She was an active member of the New Market United Methodist Church, the Busy Bee Club and the Bedford Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Murren is survived by several grandchildren, including Richard Murren and wife, Pat, Clarinda, and Dixie and Brian Bodie, Gilbert, MN. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, husband, 6 brothers and sisters and 1 infant child.
Funeral services were Sat, Nov. 16, at Walker Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Dale Schoening officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery at Guss. Memorials may be directed to New Market United Methodist Church or Southwest Iowa Transit. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 20, 1996


Oxley, Agnes Verlene Colter
Agnes Verlene Oxley, daughter of Elza and Alma Kinman Colter, was born at Elmo, Mo., March 19,1914 and died Feb. 8, 1996 at her residence in Bedford at the age of 81.
She lived in the Elmo and Hopkins, Mo., areas and attended public schools in Hopkins and college in Maryville, Mo.  
On Sept. 12, 1933, she married George Abram Oxley in Hopkins. They lived in the Hopkins and Siam areas before moving to Bedford in 1964. They had five children.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, and infant daughter, Betty Jane Oxley.
Survivors include children: Barbara and Darold Gay, Omaha, Ne.; Don and Tina Oxley, Billings, Mt; Norma and Jon Nazarene, Aurora, Co.; Eugene and Sandi Oxley, York, Ne.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are a brother, Harold and Barbara Lou Colter, Ankeny; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Hobart and Faye Oxley, Modesto, Ca.; Marie Oxley, Greenfield; Phyllis Oxley, Bedford,
nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 11 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford, with Rev. Jerry White officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Bedford. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 14, 1996


Oxley, Mable P. Hixson
Funeral services for Mable Oxley were held June 3, 1996 at the Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, with Rev. Tim Maxa officiating. Mable was born to Burt and Mary Hixson on September 6, 1897, near Gravity, IA; and departed this life at Bedford Manor Nursing Home in Bedford on May 31, 1996.
Due to the death of her mother when Mable was a small child, she grew up near Gravity in the farm home of the grandmother, Rachel Beery. On December 26, 1917 she was married to E. Leon Oxley. They moved to their farm west of Sharpsburg and lived there until moving into Sharpsburg.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Freda Bailey of Bedford; son, Paul and wife, Jenola Oxley, of Sharpsburg; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Hazel Oxley; and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her sisters Olive Blood and Eula Kurth; son-in-law, Harold Bailey; and grandson, Kenneth Bailey.
She gave away many lap robes, which she made using her treadle sewing machine until she was 94. She will also be remembered for the award winning flower arrangements she enjoyed creating. She was a faithful worker in the Presbyterian Church in Sharpsburg. Mable was a kind, loving and considerate person who will be missed by all who knew her.
Interment was in the Washington Cemetery, Gravity, IA. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 5, 1996


Peters, Martha M. Kammeyer
Martha Maxine Kammeyer Peters was born March 2, 1923 in Slater, Mo., the daughter of Fred and Dorie Ann Kammeyer. She died March 29, 1996 in Des Moines, at the age of 73.
Peters attended school in Slater until her senior year, when she moved to Bedford to make her home with her sister, Dell and Jim Forster.
She graduated in 1941 and married LaVern Peters June 28,1945 in Troy, Ks. They had two children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mae Pearl Sinnett, Margaret Morgan and Delia Forster; grandson Todd Lee Peters.
Survivors include her husband, LaVern, Bedford; sons, Randall and Susan Peters, Des Moines; Ronald arid Cheryl Peters, Shawnee, Ks.; three grandchildren; sister, Mary Miller, Bedford; niece, Vickie Beemer, Bedford, Ia.
Peters was employed in clerical work at Cudahay Packing Company, County ASC office, County Recorders office, and, most recently, prior to her stroke in 1977, at O'Brian Brothers as a seamstress.
She was active in Rebecca Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary and First Baptist Church circles.
She suffered a severe disabling stroke in 1977 and developed rheumatoid arthritis. She had been bedfast for the last 11 years. She spent the last three days in a specialty care nursing home in Des Moines.
Funeral services were Monday, April 1 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford, with interment at Fairview Cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 3, 1996


Roberts, Dorothy A. Owen
Dorothy A. Roberts, 91, of 2403 E. 19th, Sterling, II., died Sunday morning. She was born April 3, 1905 at New Market, la., the daughter of Eugene and Carrie Adah Werts Owen.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling, II.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer M. Roberts.
She is survived by one daughter, Carra Adda Drennen of Ogden, la., a sister, Carrye Smith of Clute, Tx., four grandchildren, Phillip (Julia) Mattox of Sterling, IL, Tony (Connie) Silva of Clarinda, la., Peggy Albrecht of East Dubuque, II. and Diane (Randy) Newton of Ogden, la., twelve great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling, II. with Rev. Robert Watson officiating. Burial will be at the Old Memory Cemetery in New Market, la on Saturday, May 4, 1996 at 10 a.m. Grennan Funeral Home in Sterling II. is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling, II. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, May 1, 1996


Rogers, Troy Hughs
Troy Hughs Rogers died on November 5, 1996, in Clarinda, IA. He was one of two children born to Reid and Garland Bevins Rogers, on April 3, 1915, in Bedford, IA.
Troy went to country school in Bedford, was baptized in the Christian Church, and lived in Taylor County all of his life. On Jan. 20, 1946, he married Pauline Mitchell. He served in the Army, and was stationed in the South Pacific. He was a talented musician and a hard worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to remember Troy are his wife, Pauline, brother, Delbert, and wife, Helen, sister-in-law, Edna Boyer and husband, Joe, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were provided by Novinger Taylor Funeral Home on November 7, 1996. Rev. Nancy Ross, United Christian Presbyterian Church officiated.  Interment is at Fairview Cemetery.CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov13, 1996


Sales, Ronald James - Ronald James Sales, age 47, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was born on March 15, 1967 in Chicago, Indiana to Elbert and Carol Cooper. Ron dearly loved his sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Steve Albert of Jacksonville, Florida, Ron often talked of his sister, which was a trip to Disney World.
At age 18 Ron married Pamela Long and to this union, Brian James (BJ) and Jessica LeighAnn (LeighAnn) were born.
In February 2011 Ron came to live with Lori French and Roger Sutton in Savannah, Missouri. Ron began to spend time with Lori's family, becoming a n honorary member. Ron loved fishing, camping, BBQing and visiting with friends and family. Over the last three years his favorite past time was French family gatherings where he would join in on playing cards and trivia games. Sometimes he would get so excited he would blurt out the answers to the opposite team. Then he would say “Oh shoot!” and giggle. Ron had a special place in his heart for the French family children and they all thought Ron was the “bomb.” He also acquired the nickname “Pickle” from Roy because Ron loved dill pickles.
To those who truly took the time to get to know Ron, know there are memories of him that will make you smile. Ron was a very kind, gentle man who will be missed by man. He always said hello no matter what walk of life you were from. He never knew a stranger.
Left to cherish Ron's memory are his children, Brian, Waleska, GA, Jessica (David) McCoy, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Savannah, Waleska, GA, Ashton and Elijah, Atlanta, GA; sister Kim (Steve) Albert, nephews Michael and Stephen Albert, great niece Jewel Albert, all of Jacksonville, Florida and extended family: Lori French and Roger Sutton, Roy and Joyce French, Kenny and Tisha, Dylon, Jacob and Carlie French, Colby, Adrienne, Carson and Jayla Lock, Damien and Alexis Gillette, Chris, Nicki and Cora Lock all of Bedford, Karen and Chris Cline of Corning; good friends Tony St. Aubin of St. Joseph, MO and Clarence Miller of Bedford.
A celebration of life were held at the Lake of Three Fires Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 4 p.m. with a BBQ in Ron’s honor following the services.

Scofield, Ellis
Ellis Scofield was born April 27, 1922 in Taylor county. He was the son of Glen Douglas and Vinnie Elizabeth Johnson Scofield. He passed away October 6, 1996, at the Shenandoah Hospital. He was married to Joanne Wyckoff on June 13, 1957. Ellis spent most of his younger years in the Gravity area.
He graduated from Gravity High School. After spending two years in the Army, he returned to the Gravity area. When he married, he moved to Clarinda. He worked for Iowa Power from 1953 until his retirement in April, 1987. He was a member of the Gravity American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne and two sons, Douglas of Ames and Michael of Clarinda, one brother, George of Gravity and two sisters, Rose Hardisty of Gravity and Myrtle Squier of Tarkio, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 10, 1996 at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with burial in the Clarinda Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9,1996 at the funeral home. A memorial will be established. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1996


Shearer, Rose May Cannon
Rose May Shearer, daughter of Robert and Kate Parmenter Cannon, was born at Bedford, IA on September 16,1897 and passed away September 29, 1996 at Bedford Manor, Bedford, IA after a long illness. She was 99 years old.
Rose lived in the Bedford, Glenwood and Council Bluffs areas. She attended grade schools in Glenwood and Council Bluffs and graduated from Bedford High School in 1917. She was baptized at the age of 14. She was a member of the Blockton Christian Church since 1943.
On June 5, 1919 she was united in marriage to Elmer Glade Shearer at her parents' home. To this union four children were born; Alene, twins Paul and Pauline, and Don. Rose was a housewife and homemaker and was active in church fimdraising.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother , two granddaughters, twin grandsons and one son-in-law.
She is survived by daughter Alene Kangas of Kingsford, MI, son, Paul and wife, Roberta of Spencer, IA, daughter, Pauline and husband, John Livingston of Florissant, MO and son, Don and wife, Cleora of Pulaski, WI. There are six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held October 2, 1996 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Scott Marcum officiating. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, IA. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1996


Smith, Donald Eugene - Donald Eugene Smith was born February 11, 1953 at Hawthorne, California to Dale Charles Smith and Mildred Marie (Hewitt) Smith.
Don served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1971 to 1973. He was honorably discharged and returned to California. Don hitched a ride to Illinois to visit his sister, Virginia. From there the two went to Virginia’s hometown of Hopkins, Missouri where Don met Margaret Gray. Don and Margaret were married April 19, 1975 and to this marriage were born four children: Kathleen, Charlene, Evelyn and Dale.
Don was a welder by trade and worked through the years at H&H Trailers, Precision Pulley, Tater Welding, and his own business, Smith Welding. He had to retire several years ago due to his health.
Of the many things Don enjoyed, his grandchildren were at the top of the list. He took his “boys” out to shoot for target practice, river riding with the kids on 4 wheelers, and spending time with them. His pastime favorites were hunting, fishing, Sunday dinners, smoking his meat, photography and being an outdoorsman.
Don passed away March 31, 2014 at his home following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Mildred; brother, Rick Smith and sister Sandy Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Margaret Gray Smith; children Kathleen Reid and husband Jeremy of Bedford, Charlene Smith and significant other Sean Collins of Falls City, NE, Evelyn Vest and husband Brad of Bedford, and Dale Charles Smith and wife Kirby of Bedford; grandchildren Destin Dawn Reid, Hunter Lee Reid, Conner Allen Vest, Emma Marie Vest, Neveah Nanette Smith, and Pyper Cote Smith; sister Virginia Gray of California; sister-in-law Patricia Smith, Minden, MO; step brothers Bill Stanish and wife Marge of Joliet, IL, and Ed Stanish of Sioux City, IA,; and step-sisters Cynthia Stanish of Joliet, IL, and Marie Stanish, also of Joliet.

Memorial services for Don will be 10 am Saturday at First Baptist Church in Bedford with Rev. Jamie Mogler officiating. Visitation at the church will be Friday 3-7 with family present 5-7 pm. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Bedford is assisted the family with arrangements


Sollars, Arthur D.
Arthur D. Sollars, 75, of Richmond, MO, died at 5:50 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 1996, at the Santa Fe Trail Health Care Center in Lexington, MO.
Mr. Sollars was born February 16,1921 in Hepburn, IA to Arthur F. and Opal Alice (McKune) Sollars. He married Mary Jane West of Gravity, IA on August 31, 1940. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include his father. Arthur F. Sollars, Bedford; one son, Robert Sollars, Richmond, MO; one daughter, Justene Martin, Gravity; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence E. Sollars, and one daugh-
ter, Patricia A. Sollars.
Mr. Sollars was self-employed at Sollars and Son Welding before retiring in 1988. He had been actively involved in sales work also. He had lived in Richmond since 1962.
He was a member of the Christian Church. He had been a member of the VFW in Iowa. Mr. Sollars was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 28 at the Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home in Bedford, IA. Burial was at Gravity Cemetery in Gravity, IA.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, August 28, 1996


Sprague, Larry D.
Larry D. Sprague, 61, of Hastings, NE, formerly of New Market, IA, died Thursday, Nov. 7, at his Hastings home.
He was born September 25, 1935, in Taylor County, the son of Floyd and Edna Dailey Sprague. He attended country school and graduated from New Market High School in 1954.  He farmed for 5 years and then went into the trucking business. He lived in Lincoln, NE, and moved to Hastings in 1973, where he was owner/operator of Sprague Tracking. He was a member of the Siam Church of Christ since 1947. He was preceded m death by his mother.
Survivors include daughters, Vicki Oswald, Des Moines, Kathy Sprague, Hastings, Angela Sprague, Hastings, Tangela Gropp, Lincoln, Tanya Sprague, Hastings, son, Danny Sprague, Des Moines, father, Floyd Sprague, New Market, sister, Kathleen Teeters, New Market, brother, Bud Sprague, Bedford, companion and friend, Jean Lovell, Hastings, along with 9 grandchildren.                
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Russ Clark officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery near New Market. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov13, 1996


Stewart, Violet E. Crowell
After being stricken at her home, Violet E. Stewart, 80, of rural Corning, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Corning where she died Tuesday night, May 28,1996.
She was bom April 29, 1916 near Guss, IA, the daughter of Merle and Eva Firkins Crowell. She married Eldon Stewart on May 5, 1944. Mrs. Stewart taught in rural schools of Page and Taylor counties; and retired from teaching in the Red Oak school system.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her husband and two children: Roger and wife, Susan, of Stanton, IA; and Linda Volkmar of Greenbay, WI. There are 6 grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 1 at Walker-Merrick Funeral home. Loren Daly officiated. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery at Guss. Memorials may be directed to the Siam Church of Christ. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 5, 1996


Terrell, Mabel D. Driftmier
Mrs. Mabel D. Terrell, 86 of Bedford, IA died Wednesday night, Oct. 2, 1996 at Clarinda Regional Health Center after a long illness.
She was born March 25,1910, at Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Settie Jane Driftmier. She attended two years of Junior College and was married to Charles Kendall Terrell in 1934. Mr. Terrell preceded her in death in 1971. Mrs. Terrell had worked in the Taylor County Auditor's office before her retirement.
Mrs. Terrell was preceded in death by her parents and husband, She is survived by a daughter, Judy Batton and husband Bill of Lakewood, CO. There are three grandchildren, David, Alisa and Mike Batton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 5, 1996, at the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Bedford with Rev. Nancy Ross officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Bedford.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, was in charge of arrangements. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1996


Waldeier, Reva H. Grace
Reva H. Grace Waldeier, 79, formerly of Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 12, 1996 in Fremont, Ne.
She was born April 17, 1916 at Worth, Mo., the daughter of Dee and Kate (Worth) Grace. She grew up near Worth, and graduated from high school in Grant City, Mo.
She received her BS and MA degrees from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., and taught school for 36 years in Missouri and Iowa.              
On April 20,1940, she married Leo Waldeier in Gentry, Mo. They lived on a farm in Missouri until 1960, when they moved to a farm near Bedford. They moved to Fremont in April of 1991.
Her husband preceded her in death in September of 1991. Also preceding her in death were an infant daughter and three brothers.
Survivors include daughters, Sue and Gene Bentley, Fremont; Peggy and Edward Long, Independence, Mo.; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother, James Grace, San Antonio, Texas; sister, Doris Anderson, Great Falls, Mt.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Bedford Baptist Church. Burial will be in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Denver, Mo.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home.
Clarinda from 7-8 pm. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 21, 1996


Walter, George Franklin "Red"- George Franklin "Red" Walter, son of James Alfred and Agnes Lucille (Findley) Walter, was born on March 28, 1932 on a farm three miles east of Prescott. Franklin entered eternal rest on Thursday, March 6 at Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital in Corning at the age of eighty-one years, eleven months and six days.
Franklin attended first grade at Prescott School. His family moved to Corning when he was 7 ½ where he attended school until transferring to Methodist Grove Country School in Nodaway in 1942. Franklin graduated from Nodaway High School with the Class of 1949.
Following high school, Franklin assisted his father farming. When Franklin turned 18, he joined the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he honorably served his country as a Craft Instrument Specialist. He had overseas duty in Berlin, Germany and Laon, France, arriving home in 1953.
In the fall of 1953, Franklin started dating Ruby Wirth of Nodaway. They were married March 12, 1955 and three daughters were born to bless this union: Denise, Patricia and Colleen. His pride and joy was his family, especially his grandchildren.
Red, as Franklin was nicknamed, played baseball and basketball throughout school. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. He especially enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada.
Red partnered with Tom Haley and together provided custom farming for over thirty years. Red farmed all of his adult life after returning from the Air Force in the Nodaway area. Red had a passion for raising cattle. He also raised hogs and row crops. Red served as a Director of the R.E.C. for 33 years; served on the Central Iowa Power Cooperative; Iowa Area Development Group; Adams County Conservation Board for 26 years and various other boards and organizations. Red was also a substitute rural mail carrier for Nodaway and Guss, Iowa. He and Ruby moved to an acreage near Corning in January, 2007.
Left to cherish Franklin’s memory is his wife, Ruby Walter of Corning; daughters: Denise (Dave) Pitman of Indianola, Patricia (Roy) Johnson of Gravity and Colleen (Kory) Thatcher of Minden, Neb.; grandchildren: Michelle Pitman, Jessica Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Jennifer Johnson and Laney Thatcher; brothers: James Walter, Jr of Corning and Max (Maria J) Walter of Omaha, Neb.; several nephews and nieces; extended family: Janet Haley of Villisca, Jenny Gilleland of Nodaway and family, Jason and Chris Haley of Kansas City, Mo. and their children; other relatives and many friends.
Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; Robert and Clair Walter; three sisters-in-law: Dorothy, Zelda and Dolores Walter; father and mother-in-law: Ray and Lela Wirth and extended family, Tom & Don Haley.
Funeral Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at the Villisca United Methodist Church with Rev. Gordon Scott officiating. Interment with Military Honors was at the Methodist Grove Cemetery in Adams County. Memorials may be made in Red’s name to be determined. On-line condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com . Pearson Family Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements for Franklin "Red" Walter.

Weaver, Virginia Pearl Clark -

Funeral services for Virginia Weaver, age 87, of Sharpsburg, who died Wednesday, Mrch 26, 2014 at Mt Ayr, Iowa were held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 pm at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Interment was held at the Athelstan Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

Virginia Pearl (Clark) Weaver was born February 26, 1927 in Parnell, Missouri the daughter of John Clark and Elma (Groves) Clark. Virginia attended school in the Parnell and Sheridan area and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1944. After graduating in the spring of 1944, Virginia attended Maryville's Teacher College that summer. There she obtained her teaching certificate and began teaching the following fall in a country school south of Sheridan. Virginia met her soul mate during this time… and on May 28, 1945 she married Duane LeRoy Weaver in Troy, Kansas. To this loving union five sons were born; Larry, Terry, Dale, Richard, and Delvin.
Duane and Virginia moved several times as their family continued to grow through the years. However, wherever they moved one thing was certain, they would work side by side and help one another with work, chores, and raising and loving their children. In 1963 Virginia and Duane moved to a farm near Blockton and began farming for themselves. In 1972 they bought their farm west of Sharpsburg where Virginia continued to live until her health would not allow her to stay on the farm.
Virginia loved the farm life and enjoyed the beauty and lifestyle it provided. She was never afraid of hard work and was able to keep up with Duane and the boys no matter the task. Whether it was milking cows, dressing chickens, or any other task that the farm required Virginia was up to the challenge.
Through the years Virginia enjoyed many hobbies and belonging to various clubs as well. Virginia was a wonderful cook and enjoyed raising a vegetable garden each season. She also had many flower gardens she enjoyed through the years. She was a wonderful artist and could quilt beyond belief. Virginia could take an image or object from a picture or photo and seamlessly transition it to a quilt block. A talent she used often as she made countless quilts through the years for almost all of her family and those in need. Virginia enjoyed traveling with Duane in later years and also going to the Iowa State Fair with the Clearfield Lion's Club. Virginia was a member of The Sharpsburg Methodist Church and later a member of The Bedford Methodist Church as well. The greatest hobby and joy in her life was her family though. Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren can attest to her constant love, patience, grace and forgiveness. The love Virginia displayed to not only her family but all those around her is what she will be remembered for the most and missed the greatest.
Left to cherish Virginia's memory are her five sons; Larry Weaver and wife Sharon of Sharpsburg; Terry Weaver and wife Trudy of Sharpsburg; Dale Weaver and wife Treasa of Lenox; Richard Weaver and wife Maureen of Creston; and Delvin Weaver and wife Patti of Des Moines; sister Carol May and husband Johnny; sister-in-laws Thelma, Mary Ann, Fern, and Mary Fern; brother-in-law Paul Campbell; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceding Virginia in death are her husband Duane, parents John and Elma, and two sisters, Minerva and Donna.
May God grant comfort to all that loved and knew Virginia. Her loving spirit will continue on throughout her entire family


Weed, Marven
Marven Frances Weed was born at Hebron, IA, the son of Lonnie and Gertrude (Scott) Weed, on March 19, 1925. He died at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital on Friday, May 17, 1996, at the age of 71. Services were held at the Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home in Bedford, on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. Burial, with military rites, was in the Washington Cemetery in Gravity.
Marven attended and graduated from Orient High School in 1943. He then entered the U.S. Navy until May of 1946. Marven and his 3 brothers, Dale, Lonnie and Gerald, were in Boot Camp together, and were the Color Guards for the Farragut-Idaho Boot Camp. Upon completion of Boot Camp, Marven and Lonnie were assigned to the U.S.S. Aaron Ward Destroyer at Pearl Harbor.
Upon his service discharge he enrolled at Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville, Missouri, where he graduated in 1952. He was a member of the Bear Cat football team, playing Fullback, and earning All-Conference honors both his junior and senior years. Marven was recently inducted into the "M" Club Hall of Fame at Northwest.
On March 17, 1958, Marven was united in marriage to Glenna Lock at Troy, KS. To this union 7 children were born: Donnie, Lonnie, Cindy, Kathy, Kenny, Marla (deceased 1971) and Shellie. The family made their home in the Gravity and Bedford area.
Marven was a teacher and coach until 1958, when he entered law enforcement in Brighton, CO. In 1968 he was appointed Deputy for Taylor County; where he served until his election to the position of Taylor County Sheriff from 1973 until May, 1987.
He is survived by his wife Glenna, of Bedford; son, Donnie, and wife, Shannon, of Bedford; son, Lonnie, and wife, Brenda, of Bedford; daughter, Cindy Nally, and husband, Dan, of Blockton; daughter, Kathy Zadina, and husband, Bill, of Corning; son, Kenny, and wife, Michelle, of New Market; daughter, Shellie Carias, and husband, Carlos, of Bedford; and eight grandchildren and one Godchild.
He is also survived by six brothers, Franklin, and wife, Esther, of Kansas City; Dale, and wife, Ruth, of Creston; Lonnie, and wife, Jeane, of Phoenix, AZ; Gerald, and wife, Charlotte, of Denver, CO; George, and wife, Peg, of Norwalk; Don, and wife, Dottie, of Danville, NH; five sisters, Evelyn, and husband, Ed Teague, of Grand Saline, TX; Flora, and husband, Rich Hayes, of Flagstaff, AZ; Wanda, and husband, Don Loseke, of St. Edwards, NE; Waneta Linger, of Phoenix, AZ; and Ruth Cummins, of Anaheim, CA; his In-Laws, Glen and Wilma Lock, of Gravity; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Marla Mae. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 22, 1996


Williamson, Donald B.
Graveside services for Donald Bruce Williamson, formerly of rural Gravity, were Feb. 23, at Washington Cemetery, Gravity. Rev. Paul Evans officiated, and arrangements were with Novinger/Taylor Funeral Home, Bedford.
Williamson, son of Bruce Alonzo and Lillian (Boyer) Williamson, was born in Bushnell, II., Aug. 10, 1921.
He grew up on the family farm in rural Gravity, working with his father until August of 1958, the year his mother died. He went to live in the Glenwood State Hospital School at the age of 37. He later moved to a nursing home in Des Moines.
Williamson died at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Des Moines, Feb. 21, 1996 at the age of 74.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Leila Henry.
Survivors include sister, Gladys VanAlstine, Clarinda; brother, Max E. Williamson, California. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 28, 1996


Wood, Orville
Orville Wood, 85 of New Market, died Friday, March 8, 1996 at Good Samaritan Care Center, Villisca. He had been a resident there since Dec. 22, 1995.  
Wood was born Aug. 5, 1910 in Taylor County, the son of Clarence and Nora Burnham Wood. He was a veteran of World War II.
He married Mildred Harkless, who preceded him in death in 1961. He married Erma Handorf, who survives, June 2,1962.
Wood was a rural mail carrier before retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Erma, of the home; son, Wayne and Melva Wood, Council Bluffs; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Otis Wood, New Market.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Mildred; daughter, Carolyn Parsons; and sister, Opal Foster.
Funeral services were Monday, March 11 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Russ Clark officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market.
Memorials may be directed to the New Market Fire and Rescue Unit or the New Market Church of Christ. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 13, 1996


Wyckoff, Evon A. Moore Schollian - Evon A. Wyckoff, 75, formerly of New Market and Clarinda areas, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996 at Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Ill.
She had been cared for at the home of her son, Willis Schollian, Romeoville, Ill., before entering the hospital.
She was born Feb. 15, 1921 near New Market, the daughter of Roy and Goldie Burnham Moore. She married Jack Wyckoff in 1956. She worked at Lisle Corporation while living in Clarinda.  
Survivors include her husband, Jack, Blanchard; children: Janice Wait, Conroe, Texas; Willis Scholliam, Romeoville; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters Raymond Moore, Clarinda; Dean Moore, New Market; Verla Coston, Ainsley, Ne.; Ardith Clark, New Market.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Memory Cemetery, New Market. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, was in charge of arrangements. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 21, 1996