Obituaries
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[ADKINS, ROBERT M.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 29, 1938
R. M. Adkins Dead
Elmer Adkins of Des Moines came last week and in company with E. K. Wilson and [wife?] went to Hopeville Friday to attend the funeral of R. [obert] M. Adkins who died at his home in Red Oak Thursday. The late Mr. Adkins was an uncle of Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Adkins.

[ADKINS, ROBERT M.]
Malvern Leader (Malvern, Iowa), Thursday, December 29, 1938
Word was received here Thursday of the death of R. [obert] M. Adkins of Red Oak. Mr. Adkins was a resident here a good many years ago and had many friends in this vicinity. He had been poorly for some time.

[AFFLACK, GRACE IONA FULLER]
Farmer City Journal (Farmer City, Illinois), Thursday, February 4, 1932
City Shocked by Tragic Death
At about 9 o'clock this morning Mrs. Fred Afflack died at her home 415 West Green street, in this city, after having slashed her throat a few minutes before, evidently with suicidal intent.
Despondency over her continued ill health was believed to have been the cause for the act. She is survived by her husband, Fred Afflack and one daughter, Algene Afflack, of this city.
At the present time no funeral arrangements have been made. The obituary will be carried in next week's issue.

[AFFLACK, GRACE IONA FULLER]
Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois), Friday, February 5, 1932
Farmer City Woman Takes Her Own Life
Farmer City – Mrs. Fred Afflack, 48, ill for a year with nervous trouble, committed suicide at her home here at 9 a. m. Thursday, by cutting her throat with a razor blade. Her action is attributed to her long illness. Coroner James E. Ely of Clinton was notified and will hold the inquest Sunday.
Before her marriage about 20 years ago, Mrs. Afflack was Miss Grace Fuller. Besides her husband, who is connected with the Illinois Central and Big Four railroads at Farmer City, she leaves one daughter, Algene, 18 years old, her mother, Mrs. Dill Farmer, two brothers and a sister. The latter are George Fuller, Mrs. Iris Hammer of Farmer City, Fred Fuller of Dallas, Tex. and Carl Fuller of Bedford, Ia. She also leaves a half-brother, Irvin Call of Farmer City.

[AFFLACK, GRACE IONA FULLER]
Farmer City Journal (Farmer City, Illinois), Thursday, February 11, 1932
Grace C. Afflack – Funeral services for Mrs. Fred C. [lay] Afflack, who died Thursday morning, February 4, were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church in this city Sunday afternoon, February 7. Rev. O. E. Martin had charge of the services. Mrs. R. S. Toon, assisted on the piano by Mrs. L. A. Thomassen, furnished the vocal numbers, "O Happy Day" and "In the Garden." Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Afflack is very well-known in this city, having spent all of her life here. She had many friends who mourn her death. She was a faithful and devoted mother and wife and a loving daughter and sister.
Grace Iona, daughter of Estella and Josephus Fuller, was born on January 17, 1886, about nine miles west of Farmer City. April 5, 1911, she was united in marriage with Fred C. [lay] Afflack. To this union one daughter was born, Algene, who with her father survives.
She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Dill Farmer and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. J. [ohn] W. [illiam]  Hammer, George H. [arrison] Fuller and Irwin A. [mes] Call, of Farmer City; Fred E. Fuller of Dallas, Texas; and Carl L. [indsey] Fuller of Bedford, Iowa. Many other relatives mourn her loss.
She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmer City and also a member of the Rebekah and Eastern Star lodges. Mrs. Afflack was a Past Noble Grand of the Iantha Rebekah lodge and also a past officer of the Rebekah State Assembly.
Flower bearers at the funeral were: Alice Vance, Annie Hyatt, Sylvia Peterson and Lucille Kennedy.
Pall bearers were: Morris Fuller, Walter Fuller, Joe Reeser, Richard Reeser, Wayne Fuller and Gene MacMillon.
Those who came from a distance to attend the funeral services were: Mrs. Lillie Afflack of Mackinaw, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnson of Robinson, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ehrler of Pekin, Ill.; Mrs. C. W. Logue of Armington, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cameron of Champaign, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. D. Hornback and Miss La Doune Stitcher of Normal, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Noah Stivers and Miss Faye Lindsey of Clinton, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Angle of Atlanta, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hall of Makinaw, Ill.; T. N. Smith and son, Ross, of Pekin, Ill.; Frank Million of Peoria, Ill.; Louis Spee of Mackinaw, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Arbogast of Bloomington, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Gene MacMillon and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Shelley of Champaign, Ill.

[AGEE, ARI AUSTIN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 7, 1938
Austin A. [ri] Agee, of Delphos, died at the University hospital in Iowa City Sunday night, June 26, following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Delphos on Wednesday of last week conducted by Mrs. T. H. Boggess.

[ANDERSON, GEORGE RILEY, - 1913]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago - George R. Anderson, a veteran of the Civil war, died April 2, at the age of 67 years, 9 months and 22 days.


[BAKER, ELIZABETH MATILDA BLOOD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, February 22, 1939
Mrs. Ida Rabourn and daughter, Mrs. Bessie Packwood of Hastings, Neb. and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harig of Superior, Neb., spent from Wednesday until Saturday at the D. L. Churchill home and attended funeral services for the former's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker at Isadora, Friday afternoon. Mrs. Rabourn is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Dal Churchill.

[BAKER, ELIZABETH MATILDA BLOOD]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, February 22, 1939
Obituary-Baker
Mrs Elizabeth M [atilda] Baker was born Nov. 8, 1846 at Waukesha, Wisconsin and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs Mary Lee, Salkum, Wash, at the age of 92 years, 3 months and 4 days. She died Feb 12, 1939.
She was united in marriage to Andrew M Baker Nov 8, 1866. To this union were born 6 daughters and one son as follows: Mrs. Adda Smith, Somers, Mont; Mrs Ida Rabourn, Hastings, Neb; Mrs Clara Ray, deceased, Blockton, Ia; Mrs Emma Guerin, Los Angeles, Calif; Mrs Flora Vick, Kalama, Wash; Frank Baker, Spirit Lake, Idaho; Mrs Mary Lee, Salkum, Wash and Mrs Anna Walker, Salkum, Wash.
Mr Baker preceded her in death May 17, 1908. In addition to her six living children, she leaves 33 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and a host of friends.
The deceased had lived near Isadora, Mo, for a number of years, after which she moved to the Northwest with her children. She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Tuckerville, Wis. She was a faithful companion, kind, loving mother and highly respected.
A funeral service was held in Salkum, Wash, Feb 13, 1939, after which she was brought to Sheridan, Mo, and funeral services were held in the Isadora Christian Church Feb 17, conducted by Challie E Graham and the remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Isadora cemetery. The music was furnished by W E Allee, R W Allee, George Allee and Paul Allee, with Mrs Paul Allee playing the piano. The hymns sung were Till We Meet, Abide With Me and Nearer My God to Thee.

[BAKER, ELIZABETH MATILDA BLOOD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 23, 1939
Elmer lee, of Seattle, Washington and a former Blockton boy, was in town briefly Saturday. Mr. Lee and wife had been called back to Sheridan by the death of Mrs. Lee's aged mother, Mrs. Baker, aged 93.

[BAKER, ELIZABETH MATILDA BLOOD]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 23, 1939
SHERIDAN – Former Resident Dies Mrs. Elizabeth Baker Succumbs At Home of Daughter
The body of Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, 93, arrived here Thursday from the state of Washington. She passed away Sunday morning Feb. 12, at the home of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lee, after several months' illness. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in Isadora conducted by Challie E. Graham and burial was in the Isadora cemetery beside her husband Andrew Baker, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was a member of the United Brethren church. She is survived by six daughters and one son, all in different states in the west. One daughter, Mrs. Clara Ray of Blockton, preceded her in death about a year ago. She also leaves a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. They formerly resided near Athelstan. The daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lee, accompanied the body here.

[BEEN, HANNAH J. LEMON, 1829 - 1913]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 3, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago – Grandma Been died at her home at Maloy Feb. 14 at the age of almost 84 years.

[BOWNES, ALBERT WILLIAM]
St. Cloud Daily Times (Saint Cloud, Minnesota), Wednesday, Mar 24, 1971
Albert Bownes
BECKER, Minn. – Albert William Bownes, 75, a retired farmer, died Monday at the Monticello-Big Lake Hospital, Monticello, Minn. he was born Dec. 9, 1895.
Mr. Bownes is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Brown, St. Paul; two granddaughters; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services are at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Pitt Funeral home, Monticello, with burial in the Snake River Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Pitt Funeral Home after 7 p. m. tonight.



[BOWNES, GUY HENRY]
Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa), Monday, January 15, 1968
Bownes – Services for Guy H. Bownes of 430 W. Forty-ninth place will be held 1:30 P. M. Monday at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Indianola. Interment Indianola IOOF Memorial Gardens. Peterson Service.



[BOYD, LIZZIE JOHNSON]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1912
Mrs. Israel Boyd, who has been seriously ill for some time, died Wednesday morning. The burial will be held this afternoon at the Bedford cemetery, after funeral services at 2 o'clock at the A. M. E. church, conducted by Rev. Morgan, of Clarinda.

[BOYD, LIZZIE JOHNSON]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1912
Mrs. Israel Boyd Dead
Mrs. Israel Boyd died at her home Wednesday morning after an illness of several months. Mrs. Boyd was a resident of this locality for many years, having come here soon after the close of the civil war. She was prominent among the people of her race and well known to the people of Bedford. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the African Methodist Episcopal church.

[BRIDGES, BELVA EDITH PYLE]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, July 20, 1938
Obituary – Bridges
Belva Edith Bridges, daughter of Samuel and Sedophia Pyle, was born Sept 8, 1890 in Harrison County, Mo., and passed away July 16, 1938 at the Providence Hospital, Kansas City, Kan, age 47 years, 10 months and 8 days.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence Bridges March 21, 1811 [1911] at Denver, Mo. To this union two children were born, Edgar L of Blockton, Ia, and Audra May of the home. Besides her devoted husband and two children she leaves to mourn their loss her mother, Mrs F M Pigg of Denver, Mo, and four brothers, Roy of Gerber, Calif; Arthur of Martinsville, Mo; Homer of Worth and Herman of Denver, Colo. Three sisters, Grace Goodwin of Ansley, Neb; Edna Wayman of Worth, Mo, and Louisa Starmer, Hatfield, Mo. One daughter-in-law, Lillian, and stepfather F M Pigg and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Her father and one brother Lloyd and sister Mildred preceded her in death.
In young girlhood she gave her heart to Christ and united with M E Church at Wesley Chapel. Later she united with the Rock Creek Primitive Baptist church. To her Christ she remained faithful until her death. Her last words expressed her hope of eternal glory. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a true friend to all who knew her.
Her suffering ended with the day, yet she lived at its close and breathed the long, long night away in state like repose. But when the sun in all his state, illumined the eastern skies, she passed through the morning's gate and walked in Paradise.
Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church at Denver, Mo, by Rev J C Jones of Plattsburg, Mo, assisted by Rev Chas Goodwin of Ansley, Neb. Burial was at Miller cemetery. Singers were Frank Martin, Sarah Sims, Mable Hass, Sanford House with Mrs Fern Edwards at piano. Songs were Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, Sometime We'll Understand, Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Pallbearers: Earl Martin, Earl Beavers, Homer House, Lester House, Henry Sims, Bruce Pickering.

[BRIDGES, BELVA EDITH PYLE]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, July 20, 1938
WORTH – Mrs. Lawrence Bridges died in Kansas City, Kan, Saturday morning. They brought her here to her sister's, Mr and Mrs H T Wayman. The funeral was held Monday at 1 o'clock at the Baptist church in Denver. Burial was in the Miller cemetery.

[BRIDGES, BELVA EDITH PYLE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 21, 1938
Mother Dies
Edgar Bridges and wife were called to Kansas City Thursday by the serious illness of his mother, his mother being taken to a hospital on Friday where she passed away Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at Denver, Mo., Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock.



[BRUMFIELD, MELVIN JOHN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 7, 1938
Melvin J. [ohn] Brumfield was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1866 and departed this life in the Methodist hospital, St. Joseph, Mo., June 30, 1938, aged 72 years, 4 months and 2 days.
At the age of 11 years he moved to Kansas, remaining there three years, after which he came to Missouri, where he has since resided.
He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Thomas March 9, 1890. To this union was born three children, Walter Brumfield of Buffalo, Missouri; Ernest Brumfield, of Hood River, Oregon, and Mrs. Fern Ewart, of Sheridan, Mo. Besides his companion and three children, he leaves three brothers, William Brumfield, of Blockton: George Brumfield, of St. Joseph, and Robert Brumfield, of Athelstan. Also two sisters, Mrs. Mary White of Athelstan and Mrs. Abbie Goff of Grant City, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
When about 21 years of age he united with the Methodist church. Later he united with the Athelstan Baptist church and then in 1910 united with the Isadora, Mo., Christian church, where he served both as deacon and elder, and where he still held membership at the time of his death. He was an upright citizen, faithful companion, loving father and fine neighbor and held in high esteem by all who knew him.
The funeral services were held in the Isadora Christian church July 1, conducted by Challie E. Graham, and the body laid to rest in the Isadora cemetery.

[BURLINGAME, HANNAH JANE ALLEN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 17, 1897
NEW MARKET – Grandmother Burlingame, wife of William Burlingame and mother of Mrs. John Noble, died at her home one mile north of town, Monday morning, Dec. 13, aged 74 years. She was born in the state of New York, April 16, 1823, moved to Michigan and from there to Iowa at an early period. She was intensely anti-slavery in the days of slavery and intensely Republican ever since. Her longtime residence in the neighborhood endeared her to the people. She had been a member of the Methodist church since she was 18 years old. In her ordinary health on Sunday, early Monday morning she wakened her husband saying she could not get her breath. The old gentleman raised her up, then went to call her daughter living near by, and when he returned, she was breathing her last. Her funeral was conducted on Tuesday forenoon by Rev. M. G. Rambo.

[BUSH, ALBERT NORTON]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, January 22, 1902
A. [lbert] N. [orton] Bush died Monday morning at his home in Grant township. He had been sick several weeks with typhoid fever and had been very low for several days previous to his death. He was 30 years of age and leaves a wife and four small children. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Stringtown church. Mr. Bush had lived in this county since childhood and was highly esteemed for the many good qualities he possessed. Many friends join the stricken family in mourning his death.

[BUSH, LURA RACHEL CASEY]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 3, 1961
Mrs. J. T. Caskey's Mother Dies Mon.
Mrs. Lura Bush, 89, died Monday at 7:30 p. m. at the Huntington Nursing Home in Creston after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at two p. m. at the Keating and Beemer funeral home in Creston with Rev. Azel Smith of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Stringtown cemetery.
She is survived by a son, LaVerne Bush of Creston; four daughters, Mrs. Florence Caskey of Bedford, Mrs. Alta Young of Atlantic, Miss Merle Bush of Ottumwa, Mrs. Alberta McCloud of Montebello, Calif.; six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.
Lura R. [achel] Bush was born August 2, 1871 in Henry county. She was the daughter of John and Mary Yakle Casey. At the age of two, her family moved to a farm in Adams county. She married Albert N. Bush in 1893. Her husband preceded her in death in 1902. Mrs. Bush lived in Adams county until 1946 when she went to Creston.

[CARTER, DAY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 24, 1938
Day Carter Dead
Day Carter, who suffered strokes on Saturday and Sunday of a week ago at his home at Tingley, passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 70 years. Funeral services were held at the Tingley Christian church Friday afternoon at 2:30 and burial took place in the Tingley cemetery.

[CASKEY, FLORENCE JUNE BUSH]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 27, 1967
Final Rites Held Here Tues. For Mrs. J. T. Caskey
Funeral services for Mrs. J. [udson] T. (Florence) Caskey of Bedford were held Tuesday, July 25, at the Bedford Baptist Church with Rev. Ollie Odle, Sr., officiating. Mrs. Caskey died July 23 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.
Among her survivors are her husband, Judson, three sons and their families: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cakey and family, Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Caskey and family, Sikeston, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Caskey and family, Sikeston, Mo., ten grandchildren, one brother, LaVerne Bush, Creston, Ia., and three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Young, Atlantic, Ia., Mrs. Harold Ostrus, Atlantic, Ia. and Mrs. Alberta McCloud, Los Angeles, Calif.

[CASKEY, JUDSON TISDALE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 24, 1968
Hold Rites Here For J. T. Caskey October 22
Funeral services for Judson T. [isdale] Caskey, 73, long time Bedford resident, were held Tuesday at the Bedford Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ollie Odle. Mr. Caskey died Oct. 19 at his home in Bedford. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery.

He is survived by three sons, Wayne, Lowell and Wendell, and their families.

[CHAMBERLIN, LESLIE LEE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 4, 1924
Leslie Chamberlain Dead
Leslie Chamberlain died this forenoon at his home near Gravity after an illness of several weeks from infantile paralysis. He had put up a game flight for his life after being stricken with the disease but to no avail. Had he regained his health he probably would have been badly crippled.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced but its probably the funeral will not be public because of the nature of his ailment.
He was about 40 years of age, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Chamberlain of this city. He leaves his wife and children, his parents and several brothers and sisters.
[Note: His last name is spelled Chamberlin on his memorial vault.]

[CHAMBERS, JAMES S., 1847 – 1934]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 22, 1934
James S. Chambers, 86, died at his home north of Bedford Saturday, Feb. 17. The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.
He was born near Perth, Ontario, Canada, June 23, 1847. He came to Cedar county, Iowa, in 1856 with his parents. In 1870 he moved to a farm in Calhoun county, where he resided until 1895, when he moved to Taylor county.
He was married to Jane Mitchell July 4, 1876 and to them were born three sons and two daughters, all of whom still remain in the home. Mrs. chambers died Feb. 21, 1925.
Chambers was the oldest of a family of twelve children. Those surviving are one brother and three sisters, William Chambers of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. M. J. Ripley of Santa Anna, Calif., Mrs. Sarah Seyler of Cashion, Okla., and Mrs. E. L. Hoague of Lake City, Iowa. There are also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Auburn, Iowa and of the I. O. O. F. at Bedford.

[CHANEY, CHARLES EDWIN "ED"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1938
Ed Chaney, a former resident of Blockton, being in the blacksmith business here a number of years ago, died at his home in Clearfield Friday. Funeral services were held Monday.

[CHANEY, CHARLES EDWIN "ED"]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1938
Ed Chaney – Charles Elwin, son of John and Elizabeth Chaney, was born June 22, 1873, in Adams county, five miles west of Corning, Iowa, and departed this life at sunrise April 8, 1938, at his home in East Clearfield at the age of 64 years, 9 months, 16 days.
His boyhood days were spent near the place of his birth where he attended school at Brooks, Iowa. As he grew to manhood, he chose the profession of a blacksmith, in which he became very efficient.
On Nov. [18] 1900, Mr. Chaney was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Richards of Brooks, Ia. They began their life' journey together at Long Branch, Iowa, where he established a shop to follow his chosen work. After removals to Sharpsburg and Blockton, Mr. Chaney decided in 1918 to move his family to Clearfield, where he lived until his death.
To Mr. and Mrs. Chaney came five children to brighten their home. Alice Hargin, who preceded her father in death, Mar/ 17, 1934, Herman and Robert of Clearfield, Hazel Hargin of Conway, Iowa and Walter of Santa Monica, California.
In business Mr. Chaney was always courteous to his customers. His neighbors were greeted kindly and he loved his home, making it his chief interest and thought.
Two years ago on account of ill health, Mr. Chaney was compelled to give up his work and retire and the fatal illness climaxed short of a day of unconsciousness.
To mourn his going are his devoted wife, the three sons and one daughter, five grandchildren, one brother, John of Los Angeles, four sisters—Belle Chaney, Dolly McRae, May Inmare [Inman] of Santa Monica, Calif. and Mollie Whitlock of Eldon, Mo.; one nephew, Ralph Chaney made his home with Mr. Chaney for a number of years. Besides other relatives, a host of friends will miss a loved one and neighbor.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Sunday afternoon. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.
[Note: His middle name is given as Edwin on his Iowa State Death Certificate and his World War I Draft Registration Card.]

[CHANEY, CHARLES EDWIN "ED"]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1938
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Everett and son Donald of Co. Bluffs—Mr. and Mrs. George Campain, Mrs. Lydia Filbert, Sharpsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campain of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. H. McReady, C. Dawson and Ethel Dawson of Brooks; Mr. & Mrs. Ed Stroud and Mr. and Mrs. F. Bush of Guss—attended the funeral of C. E. Chaney on Sunday.

[COSNER, HARVEY LEWIS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 28, 1938
Dr. S. E. Williams and wife, of Hydro, Oklahoma, visited at the home of O. W. Hoxworth the last of the week, being on their way home from Conrad where they had been called by the death of Mrs. Williams' brother, H. [arvey] L. [ewis] Cosner. Mr. Cosner was a teacher by profession and taught school 42 of his 59 years of life. he had taught in the Conrad schools the past seventeen years.

[CROSHAW, MARGARET E. "MAGGIE" MANLEY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 27, 1897
SIAM – Mrs. Margaret E. Crowshaw died at Red Oak, Ia., Aug. 23, 1897. Her maiden name was Margaret E. Manley. She was born in Monroe county, Ia., Dec. 30, 1857. She came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnathan Manley to Taylor county, Ia., in 1868. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Siam in the winter of 1883. She married Willis Crowshaw in Lincoln, Neb., July 4, 1887. They moved to Chicago in the spring of 1891 and from there to Red Oak in the fall of 1894. Her age was 39 years, 7 months and 24 days. We trust she has been a true follower of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and has gone to a much brighter and better world. She leaves a husband, father, sister and six brothers and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Rev. John Horton preached her funeral sermon Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Siam Methodist church. He delivered a fine discourse to the living, not to the dead. He pointed out the road for her loved ones to travel if they wished to meet their dear sister where partings would be no more. Her remains were laid away in the Siam cemetery beside her dear mother, who died several years ago.
[Note: Her married name is spelled Croshaw on her headstone.]

[CRESSE, RHODA B. LEE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 18, 1897
Mrs. Rhoda Cresse, aged 66 years, died at her home in Gravity, Feb. 6.

[CRESSE, RHODA B. LEE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 19, 1897
The funeral services of Mrs. Cressy was held in the M. E. church of Gravity at 11 o'clock p.m. last Sunday. The services were conducted by Rev. Mossman, pastor of the F. M. society, of which she was a member. Mrs. Cressy was 66 years of age, was a very earnest Christian and there were many to mourn her departure, but she has gone to a better home. Rev. Mossman's text was "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their work follow them. "Rev. 13-14.

[DARLINGTON, WILLIAM PENN]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, March 24, 1938
W. P. Darlington, a pioneer resident of this community, died at 6:30 Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. C. Seibert. The funeral is announced for the Methodist church, Thursday at 2:00 p. m. We will give an obituary next week.

[DARLINGTON, WILLIAM PENN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1938
W. P. Darlington, pioneer resident of the Clearfield community, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. C. Seibert, near Clearfield, March 22.

[DARLINGTON, WILLIAM PENN]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1938
William Penn Darlington, oldest child of Thomas and Rebecca Darlington, was born in Muscatine, Iowa, March 23, 1851, and died at his home near Clearfield, Iowa, March 22, 1938, at the age of 86 years, 14 mos., 19 days.
His childhood and young manhood were spent in Marshall and Cedar counties in Iowa, assisting his widowed mother [to] care for and rear, her family of six children.
In the spring of 1875, he came with his mother and family to Taylor County, where they owned and improved a farm in Grant Township near old Greenwood Chapel. He was one of the pioneers in that community.
On Nov. 15, 1883, he was united in marriage to Miss Marcia E. Holbrook, who passed to her reward, Febr. 7, 1921. With the exception of six years, spent in western Nebraska, their entire married life was spent in Taylor and Ringgold counties.
Seven daughters were born to this union, one of whom, Rena, died in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Dora Seibert, with whom he has made his home for many years, Mrs. Alice Hargin, Mrs. Mary Beatty, Mrs. Myrtle Muir, Mrs. Grace Hansell, all of this community and Mrs. Bessie Overholser of Eldorado, Kansas.
Reared by strict and deeply religious Quaker parents, he lived true to and exemplified that religion throughout his long life. Always ready with his deep sympathy and kindly generosity, to help a friend or neighbor in trouble, he will be sadly missed in his home and community.
For nearly fifty years he has been a member of the Masonic Lodge, No. 458, of Clearfield and was their oldest member, both in age and years of membership.
He leaves to mourn his passing, one brother, C. F. Darlington of Ames, Iowa, his six daughters and their husbands, 16 grandchildren and two little great granddaughters, besides a host of other relatives, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at Clearfield Methodist church on Thursday, March 24, at 2:00 p. m. The pastor, Rev. M. O. McKenzie, was in charge. Pallbearers were Frank Green, R. R. Bailey, Archie Calkin, Ralph Green, N. E. Lyddon and Gene Baxter. The Masonic service was given by Harley Killion of Lenox, speaker. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.

[DARLINGTON, WILLIAM PENN]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1938
Thos coming from a distance for the funeral of Mr. W. P. Darlington on Thursday included the following: -- Mr. Frank Darlington and daughter Jessie of Ames—Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Seibert of Waterloo—Supt. Ivan Seibert of Bayard, Iowa; and Mr. Henry Negus of Iowa City.

[DEAN, FAYETTE FRANK]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 22, 1938
Faye F. Dean, 70, Dies In California
Faye F. Dean, 70, a former resident of Taylor county, died suddenly at his home in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 20.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Louisa and Buree, one of the daughters being married and the other at home. Also by two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Frank Wright of Bedford, Mrs. C. N. Jenks of Sharpsburg and Omer Dean of Nebraska.
Mr. Dean was originally from Clayton township, moving to California forty years ago. He was always interested in Taylor county and the people here and recently wrote a book about his native country, giving it the title of "Growing Up With The Soil."

[DEAN, FAYETTE FRANK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 29, 1938
Faye F. Dean Dead
Faye F. Dean, a former resident of Blockton, died at his home in San Jose, California, Sept. 21, at the age of 70 years. At one time Mr. Dean was engaged in the law business in Blockton, the firm known as Wisdom & Dean. He left Blockton about 40 years ago. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Louise and Buree [and two sisters?] and a brother, Mrs. Mae Jenks of Sharpsburg and Mrs. Nettie Wright of Bedford, and Omer J. Dean of Bridgeport, Nebr. Burial was at San Jose.

[DENNEY, HUGH CLINE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 16, 1939
Funeral services were held at Redding yesterday for Hugh Denny who passed away Monday.

[Note: The last name is spelled Denney on his headstone.]





[DYE, MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" HALL]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, January 25, 1939
WORTH - Mrs Lizzie Dye who had been confined to her bed since July, died Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 at the home of her daughter, Mr and Mrs Edgar Murdock. The funeral was held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Baptist Church in Worth, conducted by Rev Roy Lamb of Helena, assisted by L G Waker of Denver.

[DYE, MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" HALL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 26, 1939
Chas. Hall went to Worth, Mo., Thursday to attend the funeral of his cousin, Mrs. Lizzie Dye.


 


[FARMER, AMANDA ESTELLA ARBOGAST FULLER CALL]
Farmer City Journal (Farmer City, Illinois), Thursday, May 29, 1941
Mrs. Dill Farmer Dies Following Long Illness
Mrs. Dill Farmer died at 5 p. m. Wednesday, May 28, at her home on North Plum Street after a lingering illness.
Amanda Estell Farmer was the daughter of George and Martha Sappington Arbogast. She was born Sept. 10, 1859 west of Farmer City.
She was married to Dill Farmer in Monticello in 1899.
She is survived by several children by a former marriage, namely, Mrs. Will Hammer and George Fuller, Farmer City; Carl L. [indsey Fuller, Blocton [Blockton], Iowa and Irwin Call, Waynesville. A daughter, Mrs. Fred Afflack, preceded her in death. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Joe North of this city and brother Charles Arbogast, Bloomington, as well as twenty-three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Stensel funeral home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon with Rev. Fred Harrold, pastor of the local Christian church, in charge. Burial will be made in Maple Grove Cemetery.

[FLOREA, SYLVIA GRACE ZINK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 26, 1938
W. G. Florea and wife left Friday evening for Thedford, Nebraska, called there by the death of a sister-in-law, Mrs. A. [lbert] E. Florea.

[FLOREA, SYLVIA GRACE ZINK]
Anselmo Enterprise (Anselmo, Nebraska), Thursday, May 26, 1938
Mrs. A. E. Florea Answers Her Master's Call
Mrs. Albert Florea passed away about 9 o'clock Thursday night, May 19th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Howell with whom she had been living since the death of her husband five years ago. She had been in poor health for a long time and some of the time bedfast. Mrs. Florea was a beautiful character; a kind mother and good friend to all, especially those in need. She had a host of friends who will greatly miss her. Much sympathy is extended to the family.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 P. M. at Bethel church. The choir composed of Mrs. Hemkin and daughter Dorothy, Messrs. Neve and Walker sang three selections. "Beautiful Garden of Prayer," "Shall We Gather at the River," and "Jesus Cares," accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Neve. Rev. Walker gave a prayer and Mr. Sydenham of Broken Bow gave a very impressive talk, together with the reading of the obituary.
The pallbearers were as follows: Will Rodabaugh, Fred Daly, Fred Jameson, Clark Mowery, Chas. Kirkman and Leslie Blauveit. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Mrs. Florea was laid to rest at Hillcrest cemetery. The obituary reads:
"Sylvia Grace Zink was born Apr. 16, 1873, at Isadora, Worth county, Missouri and departed this life May 19, 1938, at the age of 65 years, 1 month and 3 days. She grew to womanhood in Worth county, Mo., and on Feb. 22, 1892, was married to Albert E. Florea, who preceded her in death about five years. To this union were born six children: Eva Howell and Claude A. Florea of Thedford, Nebr., Cecil O. Florea of Wilder, Idaho, Mary J. Pollard of Gentry, Arkansas, Ted V. Florea of Ansley, Nebr. and Dorothy Grace Winchester of Merna, Nebr.
When she was 16 years old, she confessed her faith in Christ and was baptized and later became a charter member of the Church of Christ at Tent Chapel, near Blockton, Iowa. Her early life was spent near Blockton, Iowa, but a few years after her marriage she moved with her family to Billings, Okla., where they lived until her husband's death. Since then she has resided in Thedford.
Besides her children and eighteen grandchildren, she leaves one brother and four sisters. They are: Arch Zink of Billings, Okla., Mrs. Geo. Fry and Mrs. Chas. Fuller of Tonkawa, Okla., and Mrs. Walter Renick of Columbus, Kansas and Corilla Gideon of Carlton, Nebr.

[FLOREA, SYLVIA GRACE ZINK]
Carleton Enterprise (Carleton, Nebraska), Thursday, May 26, 1938
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gideon and Eudoris and Mrs. C. E. Gideon were called to Thedford, Nebr. last Saturday by the death of Mrs. C. E. Gideon's sister, Mrs. Florea. They returned Sunday afternoon.

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[FORKNER, MARGARET "MAGGIE" WILLIAMS – 1913]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago – Mrs. R.[iley] S. [eymore] Forkner died March 21 at the age of 38 years.

[FRISELL, PETER GUSTUS "GUS"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 9, 1939
H.[erbert] B. Parrish and wife went to Marshalltown Sunday, called there by the death of her father that morning.

[FULLER, ARTHUR VINESS]
New Market Herald (New Market, Iowa), Thursday, May 22, 1924
Arthur V. Fuller is a brother of our fellow townsman, John Fuller, and will be remembered by the older residents.
Arthur V. Fuller was born in Erie county, N. Y., near Buffalo, May 11, 1867 and died at his home near Laverne, Okla., May 11, 1924, being just 57 years old the day he died.
In early childhood he moved with his parents to Taylor county, Iowa and lived there until manhood.
He was united in marriage to Mary Perdew Feb. 5, 1889, at Bedford, Iowa. To this union were born eight children, four boys and four girls, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. Clara Moore, Waynoka, Okla., Mrs. Bertha Wineinger, New Market, Iowa, Miss Jessie, Ralph, Clifford, Hiram, of Laverne, Okla., William of Sunset, Okla. and Miss Naomi who was at home with her parents.
Brother Fuller was converted to the Christian faith Feb. 8, 1896, and soon after united with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ and remained a consistent faithful member until death.
In the year of 1900 he moved with his family to Nebraska, going into the ministry and serving several charges in that state, later going to Fort Collins, Colo., but his health failed there and that same year he moved to eastern Okla. and served a charge there for some time. In 1904 he came to Beaver county, Okla and settled on the farm where he has lived ever since.
He leaves his faithful wife, eight children, eight grandchildren, two brothers and a host of friends to mourn his decease.
Brother Fuller was a friend to all and an enemy to none. He lived a Godly life and was a blessing to all who knew him. He loved the gospel and often drove for many miles to hear it peached and always took some active part in the service. Such a life will be missed in the community, in the church and in the home.
Funeral services were held at the Nazarene church in Speermore Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by R. D. Duckworth, pastor of the M. E. church of Follett, Texas and C. H. Kruse, pastor of the Nazarene church of Speermore, Okla. the beautiful floral offerings and the multitude of sorrowing friends but feebly bespeak the love and high esteem in which he was held.

[FULLER, CLELL OREN]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, October 4, 1954
Rites Tuesday for Clell O. Fuller
Funeral services for Clell O. [ren] Fuller, 66, former resident of Creston who was killed in an automobile accident near Moorhead, Minn., last week, will be held at Coens Home for Funerals here at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Dr. A P. Keast, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate. His body will be taken to Chariton for burial. The body is at the funeral home where it will lie in state before the services. The casket will not be opened after the service.
Clell O. [ren] Fuller was born at Lucas, Ia., March 26, 1888. He was the son of Herbert F. and Rhada [Rhoda] Cottrell Fuller. He was married at Mount Ayr, Dec. 28, 1911, to Fern Adela McClanahan, who preceded him in death Nov. 17, 1952.
He had lived in Mount Ayr and Chariton before coming to Creston and had lived in Des Moines since last January. He was a salesman for the Riley Oil Co. He was married to Marjorie Samuelson last January.
Surviving are his widow, who was seriously hurt in the accident in which he was killed; 2 daughters, Thelma McDonald of Casa Blanca, Africa and Charlene Brooks of Ft. Dodge and two sons, C. C. (Ike) Fuller of Creston and Rex Fuller of Wichita, Kans.
He was a member of the Methodist church and of the Elks lodge.

[FULLER, CLELL OREN]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, October 5, 1954
Rites Today for Clell O. Fuller
Funeral services for Clell O. [ren] Fuller were held at 2 p. m. today at Coens Home for Funerals. Dr. A. P. Keast, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in the Chariton cemetery. Pallbearers were Albert Egley, Fobert Boortz, Ernest Bartle, Robert Mawhor, Eldon Breese and J. R. Carlson.

[FULLER, CLELL OREN]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1954
C. O. Fuller Killed in Truck-Auto Crash
Clell O. [ren] Fuller, Des Moines, formerly of Creston, was killed in an auto-truck crash near Moorhead, Minn., Thursday, Sept. 30. His wife was seriously injured and is reported to be in a hospital at Fargo, N. D. the late Mr. and Mrs. Dick Fuller of Bedford were his parents. He traveled for an oil company in this territory and called on customers here once a month.

[FULLER, DARWIN DEAN]
New Market Herald (New Market, Iowa), , October 2, 1924
Little One Called
On Sept. 29, 1924 a son came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Fuller, but soon after birth its little spirit took its flight to God who gave it, leaving its parents with broken hearts to mourn its departure.
The body was laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery Sept. 30, 1924.
Little Darwin Dean now awaits to welcome his father and mother in the heavenly home.

[FULLER, EARL SMITH]
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), Monday, August 4, 1952
Fuller Death Termed From Natural Causes
Coroner Richard Molampy today ruled death from natural causes for Earl Smith Fuller, 57, found dead in a truck Sunday afternoon.
The body was discovered about 12:15 p. m. Sunday in the rear of a Barber Transportation truck by Albert Dahl, an employe. Death apparently was caused by a heart attack and no investigation is being planned. It is believed he died in his sleep.
Fuller is believed to have been an unemployed painter by trade and had lived in Rapid City only a short time. Surviving are relatives in Florida.
The body is at Behrens Mortuary.

[FULLER, EARL SMITH]
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), Sunday, August 10, 1952
Fuller Graveside Rites Conducted
Graveside rites were held Friday afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery for Earl Smith Fuller, who died August 3.
Rev. Chalmer Wiseman of the Baptist Church officiated, and interment was under the direction of the Behren's Mortuary. Fuller is survived by a son, Eugene, of Fort Myers, Fla.

[FULLER, EARL SMITH]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 14, 1952
Earl Fuller Dies in Dakota
Earl Fuller, 58, a former resident of Bedford, died August 5 in Rapid City, S. Dak., following a heart attack.
He is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. Clarice Brown and Eugene Fuller, both of Fort Myers, Florida: three brothers, Carl Fuller and Hal Fuller of Bedford, Gail Fuller of St. Louis.

[FULLER, FRED E.]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 25, 1952
Fuller Dies In Dallas, Texas
Fred E. Fuller, 72, a former resident of this community, died recently in a hospital at Dallas, Tex. He was a brother of Carl Fuller of Bedford and moved away from here many years ago. He had been a tailor in Dallas for almost 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, a son and five daughters. Also by a sister, Mrs. Will Hammer of Farmer City, Ill.; the brother in Bedford; four grandchildren; one great grandchild.
Last rites and burial were at Dallas.

[FULLER, HAL RICHARD]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 4, 1965
Hal R. Fuller Dies Here
Hal Richard Fuller, 54, lifelong Taylor county resident, died Jan. 27, 1965 at the Taylor county home.
Mr. Fuller was born Dec. 10, 1910.

[FULLER, HERBERT FRANKLIN "DICK"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 15, 1945
Dick Fuller Dies at Excelsior Springs
H.[erbert] F." Dick" Fuller, a resident of Bedford for many years, died in a hospital in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Friday, March 9, where he had been taking treatments for several weeks.
The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home this forenoon, conducted by Rev. G. L. Hufstader. The body was taken to Chariton, Iowa, for burial.
He is survived by one son, Clel Fuller and his wife of Creston. Also by several grandchildren.
Mr. Fuller and his wife, who died several years ago, were in the restaurant business in Bedford for many years and were well known in this community.
Mr. Fuller had been in failing health for several months.

[FULLER, HERBERT FRANKLIN "DICK"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 29, 1945
H. F. "Dick" Fuller – Funeral services for H. F. "Dick" Fuller were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Thursday forenoon conducted by Rev. G. L. Hufstader. The body was taken to Chariton, Iowa for burial.
H. [erbert F. Fuller was born in the state of Illinois July 12, 1866 and died at the Excelsior Springs Hospital at Excelsior Springs, Mo., March 9, 1945, at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 27 days.
On October 11, 1886 he was married to Rhoda Ellen Cottrell, Lucas, Iowa. They resided in that locality until 1910 when they moved to Bedford.
The surviving relatives are one son, C. O. Fuller and his wife of Creston; two granddaughters, Mrs. Thelma McDonald of Fort Worth, Texas and Mrs. Charline Lazear of Chariton; two grandsons, Clell C. Fuller, AMlc of the Naval Air Base at Alameda, California and S. Sgt. Rex Fuller of the Marine Air Base of San Diego, California. There are also five great grandchildren and four brothers, Manley Fuller of Lucas, Orris Fuller of Chariton, William Fuller of Reliance, Wyo. and Bert Fuller of Creston.

 

[FULLER, JOHN HOWARD]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 22, 1945
Died of Wounds
Lt. John H. Fuller, 24, died on January 4 of wounds, according to word received last week by his wife, the former Miss Virginia McCune of Bedford but now of Clarinda. He joined the National Guard in 1933 when he was 16 years of age and was sent overseas with a Red Oak company in 1941. He served first in the Atlantic area and was transferred to the Pacific in May 1944. Surviving with the wife is a nine months old daughter, Kay, whom he had never seen; also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fuller and two sisters of Villisca. He had received the Distinguished Flying Cross for service on Leyte in December.

[FULLER, JOSEPHUS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 2, 1937
Josephus Fuller – Josephus Fuller, the second of eight sons born to Smith and Mary Fuller, was born in Green county, Penn., Nov. 10, 1854 and departed this life August 25, 1937, aged 82 years, 9 months and 15 days.
When three years of age he moved with his parents to De Witt county, Ill., where he grew to manhood. On October 30, 1877, he was married to Estella Arbogast to which union four children were born: Fred Fuller of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Iris Hammer of Farmer City, Ill., Carl Fuller of Bedford and Mrs. Grace Afflack, who preceded her father in death.
In 1892 Mr. Fuller moved to Jackson township, Taylor county, Iowa, where two years later he was united in marriage to Miss Abigail Miller of Marietta, Ohio. They had four sons: Earl Fuller of Fort Myers, Florida, Gale Fuller of St. Louis, Mo., Hal Fuller of Bedford and W.[illiam] Clayton Fuller, who passed away in February 1935. In 1919, Mr. Fuller retired from active farming, moving to Bedford, where he resided until his death.
Besides his wife and six children, he leaves seventeen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two brothers, John Fuller of Farmer City, Ill. and Louis Fuller of Long Beach, Calif.

[FULLER, MARY ABIGAIL MILLER]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1950
Mrs. Josephus Fuller Passed Away Monday
Mr. Josephus Fuller, 81, died at her home in Bedford, Monday, May 15. The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Gordon F. MacLean. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.
Mary Abigail, daughter of William and Mary Miller, was born June 5, 1868, in Marietta, Ohio, being aged 81 years, 11 months and 10 days at the time of her death.
On January 25, 1884 she was married to Josephus Fuller, who preceded her in death August 25, 1937.
To them were born four sons: Earl of Fort Myers, Florida; Clayton, who preceded her in death; Gayle of St. Louis, Mo.; Hal of Bedford. Most of her life was spent in Taylor county.
She is survived by the three sons; 2 grandchildren, Clarice and Eugene Fuller of Fort Myers; one brother, John Miller of Marietta, Ohio; four stepchildren, Iris and George of Farmer City, Ill., Fred of Dallas, Texas and Carl Fuller of Bedford and by fifteen step grandchildren.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

[FULLER, PEARL MAY HAMILTON]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 4, 1947
Mrs. Carl Fuller of Blockton Dies
Mrs. Carl Fuller, 63, died at her home near Blockton, Wednesday, August 27.
The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Wetmore Funeral Home in Bedford, conducted by J. D. Dyer. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.
Mrs. Fuller, the former Pearl May Hamilton, was born in Adams county but had been a resident of Bedford and community the greater part of her life.
____________________________________________________________________________________
Attend Fuller Rites
Among those from out-of-town who attended the last rites for Mrs. Carl Fuller in Bedford Friday, were Lyle Fuller and family of Worth, Mo.; Leon Fuller and family of Excell, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sweney of Hopkins; Wm. Knuold, Mr. and Mrs. Max Jergovic of Omaha; Mahlon Hamilton of Maryville.

[FULLER, SPENCER JESSE]
El Reno Daily Democrat (El Reno, Oklahoma), Tuesday, November 9, 1926
Rabies Fatal to Hinton Man
Spencer J. Fuller aged 63 years, of Hinton, Okla., died at a city hospital about 5 o'clock Monday evening from hydrophobia, as the result of a having been bitten on the hand by a dog on September 11.
Mr. Fuller had suffered from the dog's attack at various times and his condition became such that he was brought to the hospital here Sunday but was beyond the aid of medical treatment.
Mr. Fuller resided 26 miles southwest of El Reno, near Hinton. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Amos Fuller of Watonga, Fred Fuller of Hinton, four daughters, Ella Sowers of Watonga, Lillie Clouse of Big Cabin, Okla., Pearl of Fay, Okla., and Mable Fuller of Hinton, Okla.
The body was taken to Hinton Tuesday morning where interment will be made.

[FULLER, SPENCER JESSE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 18, 1926
Francis Gant and Carrie John arrived home Sunday night from Hinton, Oklahoma, where they were called a few days ago by the death of Spencer Fuller, a former Bedford man and brother of John Fuller, marshal of New Market. Mr. Fuller was bitten by a mad dog last week, which caused his death.

[FULLER, WILLIAM, - 1894]
Taylor County Democrat (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 18, 1894
B. Fuller received a dispatch on Wednesday of last week informing him that his brother, Wm. Fuller, had died very suddenly that morning at his home at Clinton, Ill. Wm. Fuller was a prominent attorney and ex-sheriff of the county. He was a prominent democrat in Illinois politics and a member of the state central committee. He was a close friend of Vice President Stevenson, whose congressional victories Mr. Fuller helped largely to win.

[FULLER, WILLIAM CLAYTON, - 1935]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 28, 1935
Attend Funeral of W. C. Fuller at D. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Josephus Fuller and son Hal went to Des Moines Friday to attend the funeral services of their son and brother, Clayton Fuller, which was held Saturday afternoon. They accompanied another son, Gail Fuller of St. Louis on the trip.
Fuller was fatally wounded by a gun shot a week ago Tuesday night, authorities still being undecided whether it was suicide or murder.



[GOLLIDAY, MARTHA JANE POORE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1939
Mrs. Martha Golliday Dead
Relatives from here were called to Benton Monday to attend the funeral services of Mrs. Martha Golliday. Earl Golliday of west of town, John Golliday of Benton, and W. A. Golliday of Des Moines are sons of the deceased.

[GOODSELL, JOSEPH WYCKOFF "JOE"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday October 20, 1938
Rev. J. W. Goodsell, a former Methodist minister in this section of Iowa, died in Alhambra, California, Oct. 7.

[GRAY, MARGARET ELLEN FENDER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 9, 1938
Donald Gray and wife, of Des Moines; Mrs. Linn Gray, of Maloy, and Earl E. Gray went to Kansas City Sunday called there by the death of their aunt and sister-in-law, Mrs. George Gray.

[GRAY, MARTHA SUE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1938
Little Daughter Dies
Little Martha Sue Gray, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Gray of Mount Ayr and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Gray of this place, died at a Des Moines hospital Saturday afternoon about 1 o'clock following a surgical operation, having been taken to the hospital on Wednesday or Thursday.
The little girl was born September 13, 1937 and died April 23, 1938, aged 7 months and 10 days.
The sympathy of the many friends of the family are extended to them in their bereavement.

Funeral services were held at Mount Ayr Monday afternoon at 2:30.

[GRAY, MARTHA SUE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1938
Martha Sue Gray – It has pleased God to call from this earthly home the sweet little life of Martha Sue, baby daughter of Ila and Louie Gray.
On September 13th last she came to gladden the lives of her loving parents and though now they know the great sorrow of losing her, they have also known the great joy of having her intrusted to their keeping for even so brief a time.
The happy smile and sparkling eyes of this beautiful baby brought joy and sunshine to all who knew her and she will be sadly missed.
Little Martha Sue was born Sept. 13 in Liberty township and departed this life April 23 at the Methodist hospital in Des Moines, being seven months and eleven days old.
Besides her loving parents she leaves her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gray of Blockton and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor of Mount Ayr, four cousins and a host of relatives and friends who mourn her going.
During her brief illness all that loving hands and medical skill could do was done but on Saturday at 1:15 the summons came.
"A sweet little flower blossomed
        for a day,
Then it pleased her Saviour to
       call her away;
But we know that over there
This little flower is blossoming and
       fair;
Knowing that God in His infinite
       wisdom best knew
We give into his keeping our dar-
        ling Martha Sue."

[HAIDSIAK, JOHN FREDERICK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1938
John F. Haidsiak Dead
John F. [rederick] Haidsiak died at his home near Maloy Wednesday night about midnight at the age of 58 years. He had been in failing health for several months and critically ill the past month.
John Frederick Haidsiak, eldest son of Frank T. [heodore] and Mary E. [lizabeth was born Feb. 21, 1880, in Page county Iowa and died at his home near Maloy Jan. 5, 1938, aged 57 years, 10 months and 15 days.
His boyhood days were spent on a farm near Yorktown, moving with his parents to Taylor county in 1901.
Nov. 6, 1901, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Holms, and to this union were born ten children, eight of whom with the widow, survive: Mrs. Helen Singleton, of Kansas City; Mrs. Lucile Hammer, of Clarinda; Mrs. Nina Dukes and Frank J. [ohn] Haidsiak of Blockton and Wayne, Vera, Max and Annabel at home. Two daughters, Hazel and Ethel; his parents and one sister, Anna, preceded him in death.
He also leaves to mourn his early departure three brothers, Charles of Nelson, Nebr.; Henry of Bedford and George of Modesto, California; three sisters, Lulu Holms of Nelson, Nebr; Lottie Petz of Reseda, California and Martha Stephens of Bedford; 8 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
In his early youth he was baptized into the Lutheran faith and when he felt his time was drawing nigh he called to his pastor to administer unto him the Word of God and to claim the promise of (Matt. 11:28) "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest."
He was a kind, loving husband and father and will not only be missed in the home but also by the many friends in the community.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday morning at 10:30, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior. Burial was made in the Yorktown cemetery.

[HAIDSIAK, JOHN FREDERICK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1938
Mrs. Oscar Holms and Charles Haidsiak returned to their homes at Nelson, Nebr., Tuesday, having spent the past two weeks with their brother, the late John F. [rederick] Haidsiak. Other out of the state relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Lottie Petz of Reseda, California and R. G. Singleton and son, Marvin, of Kansas City. A large number of relatives from Page and Taylor counties were present.



[HAMMER, IRIS ICELONA FULLER]
Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois), Tuesday, June 27, 1972
Mrs. Iris I. Hammer – FARMER CITY (PNS) – The funeral for Mrs. Iris I. Hammer, 94, who died at 11 p. m. Sunday at the Jackson Heights Nursing Home will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday a Stensel's Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Wyse officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight.
She was born June 4, 1878 in Farmer City, a daughter of Josephus and Estella Arbogast Fuller. She was married to Will Hammer on June 17, 1896 at Farmer City. He died in April 1955.
Survivors are a son, Lyle, Roseville, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Lindsey Dennison, Farmer City; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.



[HORNE, RAY EUGENE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 1, 1938
Little Ray Horne Dead
Ray Horne, the sixteen-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Horne, died at the home of his parents northeast of Redding on Wednesday of last week after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at Mount Ayr Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior and interment in the Mount Ayr cemetery.

[HOTALING, ASHLEY FITCH]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, November 30, 1938
Ashley Hotaling Died Sunday in Oklahoma
Ashley Hotaling, son of Mr and Mrs W E Hotaling, died Sunday in Ponca City, Oklahoma, at the age of 39 years. He had been sick for several months. Funeral services were held Monday in Ponca City and final services at the Hotaling home here this morning, conducted by Rev C E Olson. Interment was in the city cemetery. In the immediate family Ashley is survived by the widow, his parents and one sister, Mrs. Frances Robertson.

[HOTALING, ASHLEY FITCH]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, November 30, 1938
Obituary – Hotaling
Ashley Fitch Hotaling was born in Grant City, Mo, June 1, 1899 and died at his home in Ponca City, Okla, Sunday, Nov 28, 1938, being 39 years old.
He was graduated from Grant City high school and later went to Ponca City and was associated with his uncles, Ben and C K Dawson in the old Oklahoma State Oil Company. He went to Ponca City in 1919 and lived there 21 years.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Grant City and later transferred his membership to Ponca City. Funeral services were conducted there Monday afternoon.
His brother, Harry S Hotaling, passed away 4 years ago on Nov 1; at death they were practically the same age.
He is survived by his widow, the former Inez Allison; one sister, Mrs Allan Robertson and his parents, Mr and Mrs W E Hotaling, also his uncles, Ben and C K Dawson and a host of other relatives and friends.

[HOTALING, ASHLEY FITCH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 1, 1938
Ashley Hotaling Dead
Ashley Hotaling, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hotaling of Grant City, died at his home in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Sunday after an illness of several months.
Funeral services were held at Ponca City Monday and at Grant City yesterday morning at 10:30. Burial at Grant City.

[HUBBARD, MALISSA JANE WATSON]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, December 28, 1938
Malissa Jane Watson was born Dec 9, 1851, in Ripley county, Ind. She came to this county, when she was only one year old and with exception of a short visit with her daughter in Iowa has spent the rest of her life in Worth county.
She was married to Solomon Hubbard March 16, 1872. To this union six children were born: Bertha Hughes of Mount Ayr, Ia; Mrs Sam Evans of Henry, Nebr.; E L Hubbard, Grant City, Mo; Mrs Earl Golliday of Blockton, Ia. Two children preceded her in death, Mrs Clyde Cortner, Irven Hubbard. Her husband died March 13, 1915. Besides the immediate family she leaves 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in Grant City, having joined Jan. 7, 1923, during the ministry of Rev. Arthur Olson. She was bedfast over three years and passed away peacefully on Christmas day when the Sunday school bells were ringing.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Blockton News, January 5, 1939.]

[IDELMAN, THOMAS "TOM"]
Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming), Friday, May 27, 1938
Thomas Idleman Claimed By Death
Thomas Idleman, 55, resident of Casper for the past 20 years, died in a local hospital Thursday afternoon about 3:30 following a brief illness. He was well known here as a carpenter and contractor and was a native of Missouri.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Katharine Idleman of the family home at 927 West Tenth st., a son, Lewis, and daughter, Jacqueline, of Mountain View, a suburb of Casper.
Mr, Idleman is also survived by two sisters: Mrs. Eva Murrin, Blockton, Ia., and Mrs. Berge Holgate, St. Francis, Kas.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Gay mortuary and burial will be in Highland cemetery.

[IDELMAN, THOMAS "TOM"]
Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming), Tuesday, May 31, 1938
Thomas Idleman – Funeral services for Thomas Idleman were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Gay chapel, with burial in Highland cemetery. The Christian Science church was in charge of services. Pallbearers were Arch Manso, James Kennedy, Cliff Doing, George McCoy, Louis Thomas and O. M. Gilstrap.

[IDELMAN, THOMAS "TOM"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1938
Mrs. Eva Murren left Friday for Casper, Wyoming, called there by the death of a brother, Tom Idleman. She will also visit her daughter, Mrs. Harry Dawson, at Wheatland, Wyoming.

[KELSO, EDWARD "ED"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 29, 1938
Ed Kelso Dead
Edward Kelso, 57, Grant City attorney and former operator of the Rainbow Amusement park at Grant City, died at his home in that city about 5 o'clock Monday morning. His death was sudden. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

[KIBBEY, CLARA ARABEL HARVEY]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Thursday, December 15, 1938
Mrs. Clara Arabel Kibbey, seventy-one years old, widow of Oren Kibbey, died at her home, 1211 South Twenty-second street, yesterday morning.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. N. Boyd at Meierhoffer's chapel tomorrow, with burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery. Mrs. Kibbey was a charter member of the Olive Street Methodist Church and a member of the Royal Neighbors. Her survivors are four sons, Marion W. Kibbey, Chicago, Ill.; Alfred D. Kibbey and W. [illiam] Glenn Kibbey, Los Angeles, and Harry M. Kibbey, St. Joseph; three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Bradford, Mrs. Mattie Hoffman and Mrs. Gladys Jordon, all of St. Joseph; four brothers and a sister, Joseph Harvey, Sterling, Colo., Will Harvey, Conway, Iowa; Milton and Frank Harvey and Mrs. E. E. Gray, all of Blockton, Iowa. Five grandchildren also survive.

[KIBBEY, CLARA ARABEL HARVEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 22, 1938
Mrs. Oren Kibbey Dead
Mrs. Oren Kibbey passed away at her home in St. Joseph, Mo., Wednesday morning, Dec. 14, at the age of 71 years. She is survived by four sons and three daughters—Marion of Chicago, Glen and Alfred of Los Angeles, California, and Harry, Mrs. Gladys Jordon, Mrs. Mattie Hoffman and Jennie Kibbey of St. Joseph, Mo.
Mrs. Kibbey will be remembered by our older readers as a sister of Mrs. Earl Gray and the Harvey brothers.
Funeral services were held in St. Joseph Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and were attended by Earl E. Gray and wife, Frank A. and W. A. Harvey and wives and A. M. Harvey of this place and vicinity and L. H. Gray of Mount Ayr.

[KORRELL, VOLLIE ALEXANDER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 29, 1938
Vollie A. [lexander] Korell, a 38-year-old farmer of Rea, Mo., died Monday in a St. Joseph, Mo., hospital, his death being attributed to tularemia, after a two or three weeks illness. He was a cousin of Miss Anna Laura Brashear and is survived by his wife and two small children.
[Note: The last name is spelled Korrell on his Missouri State Death Certificate.]
 

[MAIN, VADA ETHELYN, 1913 – 1913]           [MAIN, VERA EVALINE, 1913 – 1913]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago – Vera Evaline and Vada Ethelyn Main, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Main of Redding, died on Monday and Wednesday of the week before, aged about one month.

[MALOY, CLARENCE LINCOLN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 10, 1938
C. [larence] L.[incoln] Maloy died at his home near Redding Friday. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior.



 

 



 

 

[MEEK, BEVERLY ANN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 14, 1938
Beverly Ann, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Meaks of near Athelstan, passed away Tuesday night.
[Note: Her last name is spelled Meek on her Iowa State Death Certificate and in her obituary.]

[MEEK, BEVERLY ANN]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, July 20, 1938
Obituary – Meek
Beverly Ann Meek, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Dale Meek, was born October 19, 1936 at Athelstan, Iowa and departed this life July 12, 1938 at Athelstan, Iowa, aged 1 year, 8 months and 23 days.
Beverly Ann leaves to mourn her departure her father and mother; five brothers: Billy Gene and Bobby Dean, twins, Jimmy Lee, Ernie Dee and Carrol Francis, and many other relatives and friends of the family.
Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Oxford church, the Rev C C Pritchard being in charge, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Oxford cemetery.



[MESLER, ISABELLE ANNA KISKER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday October 27, 1938
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Mesler received word last week of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kermit Mesler, at her home in Quincy, Ill. Mrs. Mesler passed away Wednesday of last week, following an illness of five weeks. – Diagonal Reporter.

[MESLER, KERMIT DEAN]
Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), Friday, May 30, 1969
Kermit D. Mesler – Kermit Dean Mesler, 61, Northwest Tiffany Springs road in Platte County, died Wednesday at a hospital in Smithville. He was born in Diagonal, Ia. and lived here 33 years. Mr. Mesler worked at the Palace Clothing store in North Kansas City. He served in the Navy in World War II. Mr. Mesler was a member of the North Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Gideons International. He was a member of the South Platte Baptist church, where he served as music director and Sunday school superintendent. Mr. Mesler was a 1931 graduate of Iowa State university with a degree in animal husbandry. He received a degree in lubricating engineering from the University of Illinois. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Mesler of the home; a son, Gary Richard Mesler, Topeka; a brother, Kyle V. Mesler, Des Moines; two sisters, Mrs. Electa Harter, Diagonal and Mrs. Mabel Harshaw, Colorado Springs and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday at the Newcomer chapel, Brush Creek and Paseo; burial in Memorial Park cemetery. The family suggest memorial contributions to the North Kansas City Camp of Gideons.





[MORRICAL, LEVI]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 28, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago – Levi Moricle died July 16.
[Note: The last name is spelled Morrical on his headstone.]



[MOTSINGER, SARAH EDITH HUNT]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, March 15, 1939
Obituary – Motsinger
Sarah Edith Hunt, daughter of Anna M and Charles M Hunt, was born Jan 20, 1872 and departed this life March 7, 1939 at the Missouri Methodist Hospital at St Joseph at the age of 67 years, 7 months and 17 days.
She was united in marriage to Willard R Motsinger Dec 25, 1889. To this union four children were born, namely: Frank H, John W, Charles L, of Grant City and Katie E Simmons of Blockton, Ia. Besides the children she is survived by her loyal husband and four brothers: James, Alson and George Hunt of Grant City and William Hunt of Anaheim, Calif. Also 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
At the age of 24 she was converted and united with the Baptist Church at the Molar school house; at a later date she placed her membership with the White Oak Christian church. At the abandonment of the White Oak church her membership was transferred to the Christian Church at Grant City.
She was a most kind and loving wife and mother and loved by all who knew her. She was devoted to her neighbors and community and always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. She was an active member of the Irena Willing Workers Club.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 9 at 2 p. m. at the Prugh Funeral home, conducted by the Rev Jesse Cunningham. Interment was in the Kirk cemetery.

[MOTSINGER, SARAH EDITH HUNT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 16, 1939
Mrs. Willard Motsinger of Grant City died in a St. Joseph hospital on Tuesday evening of last week. Funeral services were held at Grant City Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment in the Kirk cemetery.

[MULL, CHARLES EDWARD]
Jefferson Bee (Jefferson, Iowa), Monday, July 3, 1967
Rites for Mull held Saturday
Funeral services for Charles E. Mull were conducted Saturday by the Rev. Donald Bissinger in the Slininger Chapel. Wendell Wright, accompanied by Mrs. Curtis Wilson, provided special music. Casket bearers were Verl Wright, Jerry Wright, Darwin Wright, Earl L. Wright, Doyle Wright, and Eugene Mull. Interment was in the Jefferson cemetery.
Charles Edward, son of Riley and Lydia Beck Mull was born September 19, 1882 in Worth County, Mo. He was raised in Missouri until he was about eighteen years of age. He then came to Iowa, where he has since made his home.
In April 1905 he was united in marriage to Margaret Scott. The couple made their home in several Iowa communities, coming to Greene County in 1924. They were the parents of five children.
Mr. Mull died at his home in Jefferson on June 29 at the age of 84 years, nine months and 10 days. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one daughter, five brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his children: Orville Mull of Jefferson, Carrie (Mrs. W. M. Condon, Sr.) of Des Moines, Lawrence Mull and Clara (Mrs. John Wright) both of Jefferson, 12 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

[MULL, CHARLES EDWARD'S INFANT, 1913 – 1913]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 17, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago – An infant son of C. [harles] E. [dward] Mull and wife died Monday morning.

[MULL, MARGARET CHARLOTTE SCOTT]
Jefferson Herald (Jefferson, Iowa), January 9, 1947
Mrs. Margaret Mull Services Were Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret C. Mull, 72, who died Monday, Jan. 6, at her home in Jefferson, were held from the Slininger funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 8, at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in the Jefferson cemetery.
Mrs. Darwin P. Moore, soloist, sang "Asleep in Jesus" and "In The Garden," accompanied by Joyce Rhoades. Casket bearers were Allen Murphy, Ray Miller, Roy Bartley, Clem McClurg, Wendell Wright and A. R. Albright.
Margaret Charlotte Scott was born Jan. 15, 1871, at Winterset and died Jan. 6, 1947, at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 21 days.
On April 29, 1906, she was united in marriage to Charles E. Mull at Mt. Ayr. They became the parents of seven children; Orville, Lawrence and Madelon, all of Jefferson, Mrs. John Wright of Scranton and Mrs. William Condon of Los Angeles, Calif. Twin sons died in infancy.
Mrs. Mull spent most of her life around Jefferson. Besides her husband and five children, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Clark of Tahlequah, Okla. and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother and twin sons.

[MURREN, EVA ELEANOR IDLEMAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 8, 1938
Mrs. Eva Murren Dead
Mrs. Eva Murren passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Dawson, at Wheatland, Wyoming, Friday evening. Mrs. Murren had been in failing health for several months and had been seriously ill the past month. Funeral services were held at Wheatland Tuesday afternoon, and burial was made at that place.

[MURREN, EVA ELEANOR IDLEMAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 15, 1938
Eva Eleanor Idleman, daughter of Simon E. and Elizabeth Idleman, was born in Unionville, Putnam county, Missouri, February 27, 1876. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Dawson of Wheatland, Wyoming, December 2, 1938, at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 3 days.
On January 21, 1892, she was united in marriage to John Wesley Murren of St. Francis, Kansas, and to this union was born five children. One daughter preceded her mother in death. The four surviving children are Mrs. Harry Dawson, of Wheatland, Wyoming; Mrs. Gail Fletchall, of Waterloo; Fern E. Murren, of Wenatchee, Washington and Guy Murren, of Troy, Kansas.
She became a member of the Methodist church at Blockton and throughout the years had endeavored to keep the faith. Her quiet and unassuming attitude, yet firm in knowledge for righteousness made her a lovable character and a kind and loving mother. she leaves to mourn her death her aged husband, four children, eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Verge Hogate, of St. Francis, Kansas, a sister-in-law and other relatives.
Funeral services were held from the Copley Funeral home in Wheatland, Wyoming, December 6, at 2 p. m. Rev. Irvin C. Noyce of the Sunday School Missionary was in charge.

[MYERS, LORENE FINCH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 1, 1938
Mrs. Lorene Finch-Myers Dead
Mrs. Gerald Myers, of Lineville and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Creston E. finch of Shannon City, died at a Des Moines hospital Monday afternoon leaving, besides her husband, who is an instructor in the Lineville schools, an infant son, born Monday morning at the hospital.
Funeral services were held at Shannon City yesterday afternoon.

[MYERS, LORENE FINCH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 1, 1938
Mrs. Inez Bowman and C. D. Bowman and wife went to Shannon City yesterday to attend the funeral of their granddaughter and niece, Mrs. Gerald Myers.



[NORRIS, CHARLES S.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 16, 1939
Charles Norris of Redding died yesterday morning at a Creston hospital.

[NORRIS, CHARLES S.]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 23, 1939
Local Man's Step-Father Succumbs
Charles Norris, 70, a resident of Redding, died at the Greater Community hospital in Creston Wednesday, Feb. 15, following a major operation. Mr. Norris was the stepfather of P. O. Crouch of Bedford.
The funeral services were held at the Rhoades Funeral Home in Mount Ayr Friday afternoon, conducted by Dr. Jesse Johnson.

[NYE, SHERMAN ALLEN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 8, 1938
Sherman Allen Nye, son of Wm. C. and Louisa Hall Nye, was born Jan. 5, 1865, near Chester, Iowa, and passed away at his home near Grant City, Mo., Nov. 30, 1938, at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 25 days.
In 1879 he went to Salem, South Dakota, where he was united in marriage to Miss Susie T. Preston Sept. 26, 1883. To this union was born four daughters and one son. They are Mrs. Bell Sickels of Mount Ayr, Iowa; S. C. Nye, Mrs. Irma G. King and Mrs. Della V. Korn, all of Grant City, Mo., and Mrs. Susie M. Bales of Des Moines, Iowa. Besides these children and his devoted wife, he is survived by sixteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren; also three brothers and three sisters, namely: A. D. Nye, of Redding, Iowa; Mrs. Fannie Hall, of Seattle, Wash.; A. L. Nye, of Girard, Kansas; Mrs. Mable McAndrews, of Seattle, Wash.; Alvin R. Nye, of St. Joseph, Mo., and Mrs. Florence Surber, of Seattle, Wash. Four brothers and three sisters have preceded him in death.
He was a man of sterling character and high standing in his community, dearly beloved by his neighbors, friends and all who knew him, always ready to lend a helping hand wherever he was needed.
He united with the Baptist church at Athelstan, Iowa, later transferring his membership to the Christian church at Grant City, Mo., where he remained a faithful member till he was called home.
Funeral services were conducted from the Honey Grove church at 2 p. m. Dec. 2 by Rev. H. S. Keltner. Interment in the cemetery nearby. A quartette composed of Mrs. Virgil Goff, soprano; Gordon Goff, tenor; Mrs. Chester Wall, alto, and Chester Wall, bass, sang beautifully, "Sometime We'll Understand," "No Disappointment in Heaven" and "In the Land Where We Never Grow Old," with Mrs. Roy Goff presiding at the piano. Six grandsons, Rex, Cecil, Lester, Roy, Duane and Dean Sickels, acted as pallbearers.

[NYE, SHERMAN ALLEN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 8, 1938
Among those attending the funeral of Sherman A. Nye at Honey Grove Friday afternoon were Mrs. Mary E. Nye, W. E. Nye, Mrs. Clara Severns and R. M. Shafer.

[OAKES, MARJORIE M. BOWNES]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 15, 1958
Native of Blockton Dies In Minnesota
Mrs. Marjorie M. Oakes, 57, a native of the Blockton community, died of leukemia in St. Paul, Minn., May 4. Last rites were held at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church on May 7, with burial in Riverview cemetery at St. Paul.
Mrs. Oakes was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bownes of the Blockton-Sheridan community.
She is survived by her husband, Clifford G. Oakes; one son, Kenneth K. Brown of St. Paul; a sister, Mrs. Ida Anderson of Grasston, Minn.; two brothers, Albert Bownes of Becker, Minn.; Guy Bownes of Indianola, Iowa; and by three grandchildren.
Mrs. Howard Newkirk of Bedford and Mrs. Don Means of Schuyler, Nebr., nieces of Mrs. Oakes, attended the last rites. They were accompanied by Don Means of Schuyler, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hammer of Columbus, Nebraska.


[POLTON, WILLIAM, MRS., - 1897]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1897
HOLT - Mrs. Wm. Polton died very suddenly on last Sunday of paralysis of the lungs. The remains were interred in Page county. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in this vicinity.






[RUTH, GEORGE WILLARD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 10, 1938
Willard Ruth Dead
The following in regard to the death of Willard Ruth, a former resident of Blockton and Clearfield a third of a century ago, is taken from a Shenandoah newspaper:
"G. [eorge] W.[illard]  Ruth, 76, West Sheridan avenue, died at his home at 7 o'clock Sunday night.
"While Mr. Ruth had not been well, he was only confined to his bed a week.
"Mr. Ruth, a painter and paper hanger, and his family have resided in this city for 18 years.
"Mr. Ruth was the father of Miss Mamie Ruth, teacher in the Shenandoah high school; Forest Ruth and Mrs. Earl Yost of Shenandoah; Burr Ruth of Cedar Falls, and W. [illard] N. [ewton] Ruth of Geraldine, Montana.
"A daughter (Berniece) Mrs. Wm. Stoddard of Shenandoah passed away last February.
"There are 12 grandchildren.
"Mrs. Ruth died fifteen years ago Christmas morning.
"The family moved to Shenandoah in 1920 from Malvern.
"Mr. Ruth was a merchant in his early life but in later years he followed the trade of a painter and paper hanger, until last spring, when he was compelled to give up his work on account of failing health.
"Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church. Burial will be in the family lot in Rose Hill cemetery."

[RYBOLT, SARAH ELLEN DEAN]
Daily Huronite (Huron, South Dakota), Wednesday, February 26, 1913
WESSINGTON - The body of Mrs. Sarah E. Rybolt, mother of Mrs. Mary J. Anderson, was taken to Isadora, Missouri, for burial last Tuesday morning. The remains were accompanied by Sherman Rybolt, Lyle Spurgeon and Ick Brown.
[Note: The same notice was reprinted in the Huron Weekly State Spirit, February 27, 1913.]

[RYBOLT, SARAH ELLEN DEAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 24, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago – Mrs. Sarah E. [llen] Rybolt, who died at the home of her daughter, Mary J. Anderson, at Wessington, South Dakota, was buried at Isadora, Feb. 19.

[RYBOLT, SHERMAN]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, March 8, 1939
Sherman Rybolt Died Thursday
Sherman Rybolt, 72-year-old native son of Worth County, committed suicide last Thursday morning by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. He had been sick mentally for the past year. The following obituary has been furnished:
Sherman Rybolt, son of Stephen and Sarah E Rybolt, of a family of eleven children, was born in Worth County, Mo, near Pleasant Ridge school house May 23, 1866. He died March 2, 1939, at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 8 days.
When he was 7 years old his father was killed in an accident and he and the two younger brothers, Willis and Ballard, together with the two sisters, Lillie and Belle, were so loyal and faithful to their mother that she succeeded in keeping the homestead intact and the family together until they were grown. Sherman attended the Stanberry Normal school and became a teacher, following that vocation for twelve years, spending his vacations working for farmers.
He was married to Lucretia L Logan April 5, 1893. To this union four children were born: Myron, Dean, Gaylord and Bernice, all of Kansas City. In addition to the four children, he is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Mrs. Lyle Spurgeon of Grant City; Joseph Rybolt of Rosebud, Mont; Mrs Belle Clark and Willis Rybolt of Blockton, Ia. The grandchildren are Ann, Lou and Gaylord A jr, children of Mr and Mrs Gaylord Rybolt and Stephen Ballard, son of Mr and Mrs Myron Rybolt.
In early manhood he was converted and united with the Methodist church of Grant City and was for many years an active member, serving on the official board, president board [of] trustees, Sunday school teacher and was always ready whenever there was a need. His influence, whether as schoolteacher, neighbor or co-worker, was always directed toward the highest Christian ideals.
He was deeply interested in farming, not only as a means of livelihood but as a way of life. He was a leader in the farmers organizations of the county and state. In early manhood he was an officer of the local grange. Later he served as secretary of the County Fair Association; in later years, president one or more times of every farm organization in the county. He had a host of close friends among the farmers of the county.
He was recognized as a progressive and successful farmer and his judgment was often sought by other farm leaders of the county. Because of his fair and unbiased judgment, he was often sought to serve in officiating arbitration and settlement of difficulties. His calm manner and the fact that he did not hold resentments was apparent to all his associates. He was a firm believer in education and spared no effort to give his children every educational advantage.
Funeral services were conducted from the M E church in Grant City Saturday at 2 o'clock, by Rev C E Olson and W J Imes. Burial at Isadora. Pall bearers were Lewis Elliott, Steele Slagle, Ivan Early, Hugh Foland, Hugh Rowen, Will Hiatt. Honorary pall bearers were Hub Lambert, Jas Long, Clarence Rinehart, Chas Scott, Claud Cadle, Frank Heyle, A G Proctor, Victor Stull, Geo Cloos, Grover Asher, Will Prugh, Mark Hudson, Geo Proctor, Ephriam Barnhart and Bert Mitchell.

[RYBOLT, SHERMAN]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, March 8, 1939
Myron, Dean and Gaylord Rybolt and sister Bernice of Kansas City were called home Thursday on account of the death of their father, Sherman Rybolt.
Mr and Mrs Willis Rybolt and Mrs Belle Clark of Blockton were here Saturday to attend the funeral of their brother, Sherman Rybolt.

[RYBOLT, SHERMAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 16, 1939
Sherman Rybolt, a brother of Mrs. Belle Clark and Willis Rybolt of this place, died at his home near Grant City March 2 at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 8 days. He had been in failing health for a year. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Grant City March 4 and burial took place in the Isadora cemetery.

[RYBOLT, STEPHEN]
Nodaway Democrat (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 27, 1873
--Stephen Ryebolt, of whose injury in a threshing machine we noticed a week or two since, died three days after receiving the injuries. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss.
[Note: The last name is spelled Rybolt on his headstone.]

[SHEIL, MARY ANN DAVIS]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Monday, April 11, 1938
Mrs. Mary Ann Sheil, 70, Mount Ayr, Iowa, Dies Here
Mrs. Mary Ann Sheil, seventy years old, wife of James W. Sheil of Mount Ayr, Iowa, died early yesterday morning in a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Sheil is survived, besides her husband, by three sons, Edward Sheil, Maloy, Iowa, and Linn and John Sheil, Mount Ayr; two brothers, John Davis, Springdale, Ark., and Thomas Davis, Skiatook, Okla. and two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Doze, Thompson, Iowa and Mrs. Jennie O'Connors, Blockton, Iowa.
The body is at the Heaton-BeGolde & Bowman mortuary and will be taken to Mount Ayr for burial.

[SHEIL, MARY ANN DAVIS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1938
Mrs. Mary Ann Shiel Dead
Mrs. J. [ames] W. Shiel, of Mount Ayr, died early Sunday morning in a St. Joseph hospital at the age of 70 years. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, Edward of Maloy, and Linn and John of Mount Ayr; 2 brothers, John Davis of Springdale, Arkansas and Thomas Davis of Skiatook, Oklahoma and 2 sisters, Mrs. J. E. Doze of Humeston and Mrs. M. G. O'Conner of Blockton. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning.
[Note: The last name is spelled Sheil on her headstone and her Missouri State Death Certificate.]





[STABE, CLARA CLOOS]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Iowa), Wednesday, November 30, 1938
Mrs Stabe Dead
Mrs George Stabe, formerly of Grant City, died Tuesday evening in Los Angeles. She is a sister to George Cloos of Grant City and Wm Cloos of Blockton. Wm left yesterday to attend the funeral.

[STABE, CLARA CLOOS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 1, 1938
Death of Sister
Wm Cloos left yesterday morning for Los Angeles, California, called there by the death of his sister, Mrs. Clara Stabe. Mrs. Stabe had been in failing health for several months.

[STABE, JACOB HENRY]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, December 14, 1938
Uncle Jake Stabe Dead
Uncle Jake Stabe died yesterday at his home in Grant City. he had been sick for several years. Funeral and burial this afternoon at the Fletchall church.

[STABE, JACOB HENRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 15, 1938
Wm. Cloos and wife were in Grant City yesterday attending the funeral of her brother, Jacob Stabe, who died Monday at the age of 82 years.

[STABE, JACOB HENRY]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, December 21, 1938
Obituary – Stabe
Jacob Henry Stabe, the oldest son of Henry and Barbara Stabe, was born at Massillon, Ohio, Oct 26, 1856 and died at his home in Grant City, Mo, Dec. 12, 1938, age 82 years, 1 month and 16 days. He moved with his parents to the old home place north of Grant City when a small child. Here he grew to manhood and was united in marriage to Cttie Shearer on April 25, 1876. To this union one daughter was born.
At the age of 35 he was converted at the Knie schoolhouse and joined the Methodist church. He remained in this faith and trusted in God to the end of his life's journey. He expressed his willingness to depart his life from this world and that all was well. He was a loving and kind father and husband and very patient in his long illness.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and daughter, Nellie Scott of Grant City; one grandson, Chester Scott of Grant City; two brothers, Will and Albert of Grant City; one sister, Annie Cloos of Blockton, Ia, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the Fletchall church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev C O Peterson. Burial in Fletchall cemetery.

[STEPHENSON, ELVIS WILLIAM]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, February 4, 1957
Stephenson, Native of Bedford Dies
PLEASANTVILLE, Ia. – Elvis W. [illiam] Stephenson, 51, editor and publisher of the Marion County News, a weekly published at Pleasantville, died at Iowa Lutheran hospital in Des Moines Saturday. He was a native of Bedford but had lived in Pleasantville since 1915 when his father bought the newspaper here. Funeral services will be held at Pleasantville Tuesday afternoon.

[STEPHENSON, JOELLA JEAN SHIVVERS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1938
Mrs. Stephenson Dead
Mrs. Elvis Stephenson, 28, wife of the publisher of the Marion County News at Pleasantville, died of uremic poisoning on Tuesday of last week in the Pleasantville hospital. Her husband, infant daughter, parents and several sisters survive. Mrs. Stephenson was a daughter-in-law of Editor and Mrs. W. G. Stephenson of Pleasantville and former residents of Taylor county.

[STEPHENSON, JOELLA JEAN SHIVVERS]
Pella Chronicle (Pella, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1938
Mrs. Stephenson Dies at Hospital
The sympathy of the Chronicle goes out to Elvis W. Stephenson, junior editor of the Marion County News, Pleasantville, in the death of Mrs. Stephenson, 28, which occurred at the Methodist hospital, Des Moines, Tuesday morning, following the birth of a baby daughter. The birth was by Caesarian operation. The baby lived. She was taken to the hospital Sunday.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Pleasantville Methodist church this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. F. L. Shepherd officiating, with interment in the Lincoln cemetery. The Order of Eastern Star will have charge of the committal service at the grave.
Mrs. Stephenson was Joella Shivvers before her marriage to Mrs. Stephenson. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Shivvers of near Knoxville. Besides her husband, little daughter and parents, she is survived by four sisters, namely, Mrs. Marie Thornburg of Pella, Mrs. Dorothy Schell of Minnesota, Mrs. Pete Bruinekool and Mrs. Bill Robertson of Knoxville.

[STEPHENSON, WILLIAM GRANVILLE]
Ames Daily Tribune (Ames, Iowa), Monday, January 16, 1939
Publisher Dies
KNOXVILLE, Ia. – W. [illiam] G. [ranville] Stephenson, 75, publisher of the Marion County News at Pleasantville for many years, died today. Surviving are his widow and a son, Elvis, manager of the newspaper.

[STEPHENSON, WILLIAM GRANVILLE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1939
Editor W. G. Stephenson Dead
The death of Editor W. [illiam] G. [ranville] Stephenson of the Marion County News, at his home in Pleasantville, was announced in the news over the radio Monday morning. His niece and nephew, Mrs. E. W. Drake and W. S. Stephenson, of this place, were also notified by the family. Mr. Stephenson's age was announced as 75 years.
Mr. Stephenson was a former Blockton man. He was a son of the late J. A. Stephenson. For a number of years back in the 80's, or possibly in the early 90's, with his father, he published the Blockton News. Later he published a newspaper at New Market.
During recent years he has lived at Pleasantville and with his son, E. [lvis] W.[illiam] Stephenson, has published the Marion County News. He also served the town as postmaster for a number of years under the Harding-Coolidge-Hoover administrations.


[STOUT, LAURA ELIZABETH WAKE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 21, 1938
Laura E. [lizabeth] Wake, daughter of Alfred and Sally Melvina Wake, was born near Isadora, in Worth county, Missouri, November 21, 1862 and departed this life at the home of her son, Harry C. [hester] Stout, in Clarinda Feb. 10, 1938, aged 75 years, 2 months and 19 days.
With the exception of the last few months spent at the home of her son, she lived in Worth county, Missouri all of her life.
She was united in marriage to Charles E. [mley] Stout Sept. 19, 1882. To this union was born two children—Harry C. Stout of Clarinda, Iowa and Lillian M. Childers of Jefferson City, Mo. In 1898 they adopted a son, Claude L. Stout, now of Fort Collins, Colorado, all of whom survive her. Her companion preceded her in death April 13, 1927.
She also leaves to mourn her departure two sisters, Mrs. Anna Ray of Keytesville, Mo. and Mrs. Rosetta W. Graham, of Sheridan, Mo.; two brothers, Rinaldo D. and Ferdinand F. Wake, of Sheridan, Mo.; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Stout was one of twelve children, four brothers and one sister dying in infancy, one brother, Frederick T. Wake and one sister, Ada C. Ray, dying a few years ago.
She united with the Christian church in Athelstan many years ago and later with the Baptist church at the same place, where she was a faithful and active member ever after and so long as she was able to attend. She was an ever faithful wife, kind, loving mother, excellent neighbor and always ready to assist those in need. One of the finest things connected with her life was her readiness to befriend those who were without a home. Besides Claude L. Stout, she received a number of others into her home and tenderly cared for them.
The funeral services were held at the Isadora Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Challie E. Graham and the remains laid to rest in the Isadora cemetery beside those of her husband. The music was furnished by W E, R W, George and Paul Allee and Mrs Muriel Allee at the piano. The hymns sung were The Old Rugged Cross, In The Garden and Death Is Only a Dream. The pall bearers were Doy H Carr, Sherman Wake, C R Wake, Vernon Wake, Otis Rowe and Guy Allee. The flower girls were Mina Banes, Bessie Arnesmeyer, Florence Dotsin, Laura Davis, Marie Carr, Pauline Long and Bertha Clymons.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Blockton News, February 17, 1938.]


[STRAIN, REBECCA HAYES MATHES]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, April 27, 1938
Obituary – Strain
Rebecca Mathes was born April 4, 1853, in Scotland County, Mo, and departed this life April 24, 1938, at her home near Grant City, Mo, aged 85 years and 20 days.
At the age of 7 years she moved with her parents to Hancock County, Ill, where she resided until her marriage to Andrew Strain Dec. 1, 1872. To this union were born four children, the oldest, Emma, died at the ae of 12; Charley, Mrs Effie Florea, both of Alton, Mo and Edwin Strain of Grant City, survive her. The husband preceded her in death Oct 30, 1932.
She united with the Methodist church while a young woman in Illinois, later changing her membership to the Church of Christ at Tent Chapel, where she with her husband were active in church work as long as they were able.
She was one of a family of ten children. One brother and one sister, Joel Mathes and Mrs. Maggie Gentry reside at Tarkio, Mo. She also leaves 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and other relatives and many friends to mourn their loss. Aunt Becky, as she was affectionately called, was a kind and helpful neighbor. As long as her health permitted she was never too tired and the night was never too dark for her to go to the aid of any who needed her. She will be greatly missed.

[STRAIN, REBECCA HAYES MATHES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1938
Mrs. Andrew Strain Dead
Mrs. Rebecca Strain died at her home northwest of Grant City Sunday. Funeral services were held at the Honey Grove church Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Leslie R. Cobb of near Bedford. Interment was made in the Honey Grove cemetery.

[STRAIN, REBECCA HAYES MATHES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1938
Mrs. J. N. Florea, of Alton, Mo., came the first of last week called here by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Strain, near Grant City.

[TANDO, JOHN EDWARD]
New Market Herald (New Market, Iowa), Thursday, May 22, 1924
Former New Market Man Dead
John E. Tando, for many years a resident of New Market, died at the home of his son in Milwaukie, Oregon, on the 9th of this month. He left here a number of years ago, locating in Montana. Two years ago he came to Shenandoah where he remained until last fall when he and his wife went to Oregon to make their home with their son.
He was a splendid man and citizen and the news of his death was a severe shock to his friends here.
John Edward Tando was born March 15, 1855, in Hartford, Conn. and departed this life May 9, 1924, at the home of his son in Milwaukie, Ore., aged 68 years, 1 month and 24 days.
Deceased was united in marriage to Minnie A. Deweese on April 20, 1882. To this union one son and one daughter was born, Ernest E. of Milwaukie, Ore., and Mrs. Beulah Anderson of Shenandoah, Iowa. He leaves to mourn his departure: a wife, a son and his wife, a daughter and her husband, 5 grandsons, a granddaughter and one sister of Dunlap, Ill., together with a host of relatives and friends.
He was a devoted husband, a kind and loving father. He was converted to Christ and has lived a faithful and devoted Christian life. He became unconscious when stricken with paralysis on May 6th and never regained consciousness.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Witchata church conducted by Rev. Glansville. Interment in Mt. Scott cemetery.


[THOMPSON, JOHN GEORGE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1939
John G. Thompson Dies Unexpectedly
John G. Thompson died at his home in west Bedford soon after midnight Wednesday, following a heart attack. He was apparently in his usual health and had attended the picture show earlier in the evening in company with Mrs. Thompson.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Rose Thompson, a teacher in the schools at Norwalk, Iowa; and two sons, H. Baye Thompson of Chicago and Andy Thompson of Bedford. There are also several sisters and brothers.
The funeral services will be held at the Wetmore Funeral Home at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery.

[THOMPSON, JOHN GEORGE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1939
John G. Thompson – John George Thompson, son of Andrew J. and Nancy E. Thompson, was born in Taylor county, Iowa, August 17, 1873 and died at his home in Bedford, Thursday, May 18, 1939 following a heart attack, at the age of 65 years, 9 months and 1 day.
He was married to Miss Ella Dugan of Bedford on Feb. 18, 1897. To them were born three children, Baye of Chicago, Rose and Andy of Bedford. He was one of a family of ten children, two brothers and one sister preceding him in death, also his parents.

The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. Stanley Schlick, assisted by Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

[THOMPSON, MARY LUELLA "ELLA" DUGAN]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 1, 1961
Mrs. Ella Thompson Dies In Bedford
Mrs. Ella Thompson, 88, a long-time resident of Bedford, died at the Court Street Rest Home early Wednesday morning, May 31 after a long illness. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Rose Derry and husband, Wes Derry of Bedford; by two sons, H. Baye Thompson and wife of Chicago, Andy Thompson of Bedford.

[THOMPSON, MARY LUELLA "ELLA" DUGAN]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1961
Mrs. Ella Thompson Rites Held Friday
Last rites for Mrs. Ella Thompson, who died at the Court Street Rest Home on Wednesday, May 31 after a long illness, were held at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home on Madison street, Friday afternoon, June second. Rev. Fred H. Cowles, pastor of the First Baptist church in Leavenworth, Kansas, former Bedford minister, officiated. Burial in Fairview cemetery with the Rebekah burial service given at the grave.
Mary Luella Dugan, daughter of L. M. and Susan Ann Dugan, was born June 29, 1872 and died at the age of 88 years, 11 months, two days.
On Feb. 18, 1897 she was united in marriage to John G. [eorge] Thompson. To them three children were born, all of whom survive. They are Baye Thompson of Chicago, Andy Thompson and Mrs. Rose Derry of Bedford. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Virginia Thompson of Bedford.
Mrs. Thompson united with the Baptist church in 1896 and had been a member of the Golden Rule Rebekah Lodge for more than 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 18, 1939; two sisters, Mrs. Josie Farrow of Eugene, Oregon, Mrs. Laura Boyd of Hopkins.

[TOLLEY, MARY ANN LINK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1939
Sister Dies
W. D. Link recently received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Tolley, at her home at Natural Bridge, Virginia, her death occurring Dec. 28. Mrs. Tolley was 78 years of age and the widow of John Tolley. She was a daughter of James Link and Martha Barger Link, both of Rockbridge county. She is survived by one daughter and three brothers, William D. Link of Blockton; Jake Link, of Mount Ayr and George Link of Missouri.

[TURNBULL, RADIE JUNE TODD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1939
Mrs. Vance Turnbull died at her home at Benton on Tuesday morning of last week at the age of 39 years, after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were held at the Benton Christian church Thursday afternoon and burial in the Diagonal cemetery. Besides her husband she leaves six children.

[WARE, MAUD]                [WARE, ORVILLE DEWAYNE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 24, 1897
Died, at the home of her parents two miles south of New Market, Sunday, Dec. 19, Maude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. [avid] H. [all] Ware, aged 19 years, 9 months and 9 days. Funeral services were conducted at the home, Tuesday, Dec. 21, by Rev. M. G. Rambo and the body interred in the Memory cemetery. Maude had been a sufferer all summer from consumption and bore it patiently and resignedly. This is the second death in the family this year, her brother, Orville, having died of the same disease May 28 last.

[WARE, MAUD]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 24, 1897
NEW MARKET – Maud Ware died at her home two miles southwest of town, Sunday morning, of consumption. She was born March 10, 1878, on the farm where she died and where she has lived nearly all her life. A year ago she seemed to be in perfect health but about the time of Orville, a brother's death, seven months ago, she began to decline rapidly. Her funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. M. G. Rambo. The family have the sympathy of everyone in the community. Nellie, a sister, is lying ill, it is feared with consumption.

[WARE, ORVILLE DEWAYNE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, May 28, 1897
EAST RIVER – Orville Ware, just over in Taylor county, died of consumption at 11:45 a. m., May 26.

[WARE, ORVILLE DEWAYNE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1897
Orville Ware, of Mason township, after an illness of about one year, died May 28, 1897. Mr. Ware was about 23 years of age, had been out of schoolwork for some months, meantime devoting his time and energies to the effort to prepare himself for the practice of law.

[WILLIAMS, JOHN B., - 1913]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago – J. [ohn] B. Williams, of Redding, missing since March 18, was found dead near his home March 26.

[WILSON, BENJAMIN ALEXANDER]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, July 20, 1938
SHERIDAN – Benjamin A Wilson, a native of Indiana, 88, died at his home here last Tuesday following a long illness. He is survived by his wife and five children: Mrs Frances Cowen, Mrs Bert Anders of Sheridan; Mrs Bert Roe and Mrs E E Cowen of Ft Morgan, Colo; and Chas Wilson of Parnell. Six other children have preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church at 3 o'clock Wednesday by Rev L B Day of Pickering. Burial in the Sheridan cemetery.

[WINEINGER, SAMUEL, 1870 – 1939]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 16, 1939
Sam Wineinger died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Grant Winegar, at Clearfield on Tuesday of last week. Funeral services were held at the Clearfield United Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

[WINEINGER, SAMUEL, 1870 – 1939]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, March 16, 1939
Samuel Wineinger – Samuel Wineinger was born December 22, 1870, near Madora, Jackson county, Indiana, the son of Philip K. and Charity Wineinger.
At the age of about 12 years, he came to Iowa with his parents and several brothers, sister and other relatives, settling near Maloy.
After his father's death in 1891, he lived with his mother, caring for her constantly until her death in 1912. He then went to Wyoming where he spent 3 years on a homestead. After returning to Iowa, he worked and farmed until about four years ago when he suffered a stroke. Since that time he has been an invalid—bearing his affliction with great patience.
He passed away at the home of his sister-in-law in Clearfield, March 7, 1939, aged 68 years, 2 months and 16 days.
He was preceded in death by Ransom W., James W., & Grant W. and by one sister, Nanny W.—and by four half-brothers: Joe, Jacob, Press and Henry Wineinger. He is survived by a brother—Aaron Wineinger of Reydon, Okla., and two sisters—Mrs. Bertie Lawrence of Clear Lake, Ia. and Mrs. Ida Sanders of Riverton, Wyoming. Besides these, he had a host of other relatives and friends who remember him for his generous, honest ways.

[WINEMILLER, MARY JANE WEAVER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, December 9, 1938
Mrs. Winemiller Dies. Funeral Services Are Held Today for Sheridan Woman
Mrs. Walter Winemiller had lived near Sheridan all her life. Her maiden name was Miss Mary Weaver. Mr. and Mrs. Winemiller recently celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Methodist church in Sheridan with Rev. C. C. Pritchard officiating. Burial was in the Sheridan cemetery.
Surviving are her husband and eight children: Ralph, Will, Jacob and Lloyd Winemiller and Miss Flossie Winemiller of Sheridan; Mrs. Nelson Tart, Veteran, Wyo.; Mrs. Clifton Brown, St. Joseph; Mrs. Frank Florea, Grant City.
Another son, Orley, died several years ago.

[WINEMILLER, MARY JANE WEAVER]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, December 14, 1938
Obituary – Winemiller
Mary Jane Weaver, daughter of Joseph and Margaret Weaver, was born in Illinois Aug 2, 1867 and passed away at her home in Sheridan, Mo, Dec 8, 1938, aged 71 years, 4 months and 6 days.
She came to Missouri with her parents in a covered wagon when she was a small child and lived in Northwest Missouri the remainder of her life. When a young lady she met and married Walter Winemiller. They started their married life on a farm near Defiance, Mo, which was also known as the Winemiller Mill in the early days.
To this union were born ten children. She was preceded in death by two of her children, a boy and a girl. She leaves to mourn their loss: her husband and eight children, Ralph, William, Jacob, Lloyd and Flossie of Sheridan; Mrs Elsie Florea of Grant City, Mo; Mrs Lois Brown of St Joseph, Mo, and Mrs Adi Tart of Veteran, Wyo; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was a loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her loved ones.
Funeral services were held at the Sheridan Methodist Church Friday afternoon, the Rev C C Pritchard being in charge, after which the remains were laid to rest in the family plot in Sheridan cemetery.

[WINEMILLER, MARY JANE WEAVER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 15, 1938
Mrs. Mary Springs and Roy Weaver and wife attended the Mrs. Walter Winemiller funeral at Sheridan Friday.

[WINEMILLER, WALTER]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Tuesday, October 2, 1945
Rites Tomorrow for Sheridan Man
SHERIDAN, Mo., Oct. 2. – (Special) – Services for Walter Winemiller, a lifetime resident of the Sheridan community, will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Methodist Church here. Mr. Winemiller is survived by four daughters, Mrs. E. N. Tart of Veteran, Wyo.; Mrs. Frank Flores of Grant City, Mo., and Mrs. Clifton E. Brown and Miss Flossie Winemiller, both of St. Joseph, Mo., and four sons, Jacob Winemiller, Will Winemiller, Lloyd Winemiller and Ralph Winemiller, all of Sheridan.

[WINEMILLER, WALTER]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, October 10, 1945

SHERIDAN – Mr. and Mrs Clifton Brown and Miss Flossie Winemiller were here Wednesday to attend the funeral of the ladies' father, Walter Winemiller. . . .
Mrs Alph Hayworth of Essex, Ia, and her daughter Mrs Chas Morehouse of Shenandoah and Mrs Chas McNutt of Bedford were here Wednesday to attend the funeral of their uncle, Walter Winemiller.

[WOLFE, FREDERICK R., - 1913]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 3, 1938
Twenty-Five Years Ago – Burt Wolfe was called to Shannon City by the fatal illness and death of his father.



[ZIKE, SAMUEL MILLER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 7, 1938
S. M. Zike Dead
Samuel M. [iller] Zike, a well-known United Brethren minister in this part of the state, died at the home of his son, Rev. T. [homas] J. [efferson] Zike, at Moravia June 25 at the age of 74 years. He had become ill some two weeks before while on a visit to Spokane, Washington.
Rev. Zike, son of Jacob and Harrietta [Harriet] Zike, was born in Jackson county, Indiana. He came to the vicinity of Benton with his parents when fifteen years of age. His mother was a minister as some of [our] readers will recall, conducting services here occasionally a number of years ago. With the exception of three years in the Missouri Free Will Baptist circuit, he served his entire life of church work in the United Brethren church. He also operated the T. J. Sutton farm, northwest of Blockton, a few years, a number of years ago, Mrs. Sutton being an aunt.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, Floyd of Dexter and Rev. T. [homas] J. [efferson] Zike of Moravia; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, five sisters, and two brothers.
Funeral services were held at Moravia on Wednesday of last week, conducted by Rev. E. A. Elliott of Des Moines, assisted by Rev. McCannon. The pall bearers were all ministers. Burial was in the Benton cemetery, short services being conducted at the grave.