Taylor County, Iowa obituaries L names


Lasswell, Carrie - Mrs Carrie A. Lasswell, thirty-seven year old wife of George Lasswell, died at 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon at a local hospital. The body was taken to Lamoni, Iowa for burial. [from Pat O'Dell - this was in my grgrandmother Zarilda Smith Oxley's scrapbook - no date or paper on clipping]


Luellen, Sarah - Sarah Luellen Gladden Sweetwood was born in Morgan county, Ohio, in the year 1836. At the age of seven years she came to Iowa. She was married to W.F. Gladden in 1853, and departed from this world on March 6, 1906. To this union eleven children were born, five of whom are living, Mrs Nina Coffelt of Tabor, Iowa; Cyril Gladden of Council Bluffs, Joseph Gladden of Emerson, Nebr; Mrs Ida Kerns of Council Blufs; Mrs Minnie McCullough of Council Bluffs. She was united with the Methodist church in 1872 and has since been an active member until ill health overtook her. She was again united in marriage to Jacob Sweetwood in 1911 and he died in April 1914.

Besides the above mentioned she leaves several grandchildren and great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her departure.

Funeral services for Mrs Gladden were held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs George Coffelt. Rev Coleman was in charge. A ladies quartet from the Faith Home furnished music. The pallbearers were Frank Green, Jones Anderson, C.E. Berkheimer, Joe Bateman, A.B. Coykendall and Will Tompkins. Burial was in the Tabor cemetery. The Tabor Beacon, Tabor, Iowa, November 30, 1922


Lewellen, Loren Everett - Funeral services for Loren Everett Lewellen were held at 2 pm Saturday in the Church of God, with Rev. J.W. Pierce officiating. Mr Lewellen died Thursday at his home, 502 East Jackson, [Bristow, Oklahoma] following a year of ill health.

He was born October 19, 1869 in Newmarket, Iowa, and had been a resident of Bristow for the past 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Josie Lewellen of the home address, three daughters, Mrs Cleo Edwards, Kilgore, Texas, Bessie Leighton, Nodaway, Iowa, and Sylvia Combs, Gravity, Iowa; four sons, George Lewellen, Maud [Oklahoma], Charles Lewellen, Shidler [Oklahoma], Meredith Lewellen, Bridgeport, Nebraska, and Wayne Lewellen, Tulsa [Oklahoma], 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Burial was made in Magnolia Memorial cemetery [near Bristow, Oklahoma] under direction of Dunaway Funeral Home. --Bristow, Oklahoma newspaper


Lewellen, Mary Josephine "Josie" - Funeral rites were observed Saturday at the First Baptist church for Mrs Mary Josephine Lewellen, 84, who died Thursday at Bristow Memorial Hospital. Rev T. Grady Nanney officiated and interment was at Magnolia Memorial cemetery.

A member of the First Baptist Church, Mrs Lewellen had been a resident here for the past 40 years.

She is survived by four sons, Charles of Fairfax, Okla, George of Seminole [Okla], Wayne of Tulsa [Okla]; and Merdith of Ft Worth [Texas]; three daughters, Mrs Don Leighton, Davenport, Iowa; Mrs C.W. Edwards, Lone Star, Texas; and Mrs Harry Combs, Gravity, Iowa; two sisters are Mrs Minnie Alexander, Tulsa [Okla], and Mrs Lottie Dixon, Menter, S.D.; 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Serving as pall bearers were her grandsons Mike and Arlyn Lewellen, R.C. Edwards, Neal Combs, Keith Lewellen, and Ronnie Smith. [Died May 22, ]


Luellen, Myrtle - Myrtle Opal Luellen, daughter of Mr and Mrs Loren Luellen, died Saturday evening February 26, 1916, at her home 4 miles east of New Market, after a short but painful illness caused by appendicitis. Myrtle was born November 6, 1905 and passed away at the age of 10 years, 3 months, and 20 days.

Myrtle was a dear friend, pupil, sister, and daughter, and greatly loved by those who knew her. She was ever ready to do what she was told and always tried to do right. Myrtle never forgot to say her prayers. They were always with her sick or well. She was left motherless 4 years ago and we feel, that mother and child are happy.

Among those to mourn her death are her father, Mr Lorren Luellen and wife, four brothers, Clifford, Charley, George and Meredith, and three sisters,Mrs Don Leighton, Mrs Harry Combs and Cleo, besides a host of friends.

Farwell Myrtle, how we miss thee Mortal tongues can never tell; Lonely is our home without thee, but with thee we know 'tis well.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Christian church, conducted by W.B.F. Robb. Interment in Memory cemetery.


Luellen, Clifford E. - Clifford E. Luellen, son of Mr and Mrs Loren Luellen, was born at New Market, Iowa, July 29, 1891, and passed away at his home in Troy, Kan, Sept 25, 1942, at the age of 51 years, one month, and 26 days.

He had been in poor health for some time but was able to be about his work. He was employed at the time of his death at the Rosecrans Field [airport], St Joseph, Mo. Death came as a shock to the family and his many friends.

He lived in southern Iowa during early manhood. He was married to Lola Jones on Feb 12, 1912. To them two sons were born, Keith and Arlyn, both serving in the United States Army in Alaska. Mr and Mrs Luellen made their home in Troy, Kansas for the last 21 years.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, an aged father and step-mother living at Bristow, Okla; three sisters, Mrs Bessie Leighton of Nodaway, Iowa; Mrs Sylvia Combs of Gravity, Ia, and Mrs Cleo Edwards of Crescent, Okla, and four brothers, Charles and George of Seminole, Okla, Meredith of Laraime, Wyo, and Wayne of Bruston, Kan. He is preceded in death by his mother and sister, Myrtle.

Cliff, as he was familiarly known by his neighbors and friends, was industrious and friendly, a devoted father and a good husband.

Funeral services were conducted by Ellsworth L. Woods, pastor of the Christian church of Clarinda, at the New Market Christian church, at 10 o'clock Mondy morning, Sept 28. Music was provided by Opal Wallace and Bessie Godfrey, accompanied by Opal Brown. The pallbearers were Dennis Crawford, George Crawford, Clarence Woode, Chester Pratt, Ora Cade, and Ralph Pratt. Interment was in the Old Memory cemetery.


Leighton, Waive Lucille - DEATH OF A BABY - Waive Lucile, daughter of Mr and Mrs Don Leighton, was born Jan 6, 1917 and fell asleep at 10:45 am Jan 19, age 13 days. Funeral services were conducted at the home last Saturday by Rev D.W. Griffith and the little form was taken to near New Market to be laid away.


Lathrop, Bessie G., 1880 - 1960: data on Memorial Card from funeral - born Jan 20, 1880 Taylor co, Iowa and died Nov 14, 1960 Clarinda, Iowa: obit - Funeral services were conducted at the Walker Funeral Home here this Thursday morning for Mrs Bessie G. Lathrop, 80, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Municipal Hospital Tuesday, at 3:40 pm. She had been hospitalized eleven days preceding her death. Mrs Lathrop was the wife of Dr Phillip Lathrop the couple moving to Clarinda about a year and a half ago from Detroit, Mich. A graduate from the Still College of Osteopathy at Des Moines, Mrs Lathrop practiced the profession in Kansas and at Detroit for 30 years.

She was the last of a family of nine children. Her maiden name was Ruth Rawlings (?). Surviving besides the husband here is a niece Mrs Dorothy Tanttari of Neosho, Mo. The Rev David W. Ash officiated at the funeral service. Burial was in the Dallas Center cemetery.

Lathrop, Charles H. - Charles Henry Lathrop, son of Milo and Sarah Lathrop, was born Nov 10, 1872 in Jones co, Iowa and died Dec 7, 1952. He was married to Carra E. Cameron Mar 23, 1898. Their son, Marion C. and wife are of Ottumwa, Ia. He has 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dallas Center Cemetery

Lathrop, Harley I. - Harley Irwin Lathrop son of Milo and Sarah was born Dec 6, 1867 at Oxford Mills, Jones co, Iowa and died Jan 8, 1955 at Oakland, Calif. He was the third son of a family of 12 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister died in infancy, 3 brothers, Edwin died Feb 2, 1901, Milo Ernest died Oct 9, 1939, and Charles Henry died Dec 7, 1952.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodge in New Market.

In 1876, the family moved to Taylor county. He was never married. His mother died Feb 10, 1928. His ashes were sent to Iowa and buried by his brother Ernest. Dallas Center Cemetery

Lathrop, Laurada - Ruth Laurada Davison Lathrop, commonly known as Ada, daughter of James R. and Almeda Davison was born a Clearmont (Mo). When a small child they moved to Iowa and lived in Page and Taylor counties. She married Jan 9, 1901 George A. Lathrop at New Market. To them one daughter was born, Candace I., now Mrs Glen Damewood of Shambaugh. Member of Rebekah Lodge at New Market. In 1930's, they moved to a farm near Bedford. Survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs Ollie Goudy of Visilia, Calif. Preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. Mrs Lathrop was laid to rest in the rural Dallas Center cemetery, the for which was given to the community by the Lathrop family.

Lathrop, M. Ernest - Milo Ernest Lathrop, son of Milo and Sarah, was born Mar 26, 1865 in Jones co, Iowa and departed this life Oct 9, 1939 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, age 74 years, 6 months, and 14 days. In 1876, the family moved to Taylor county where the deceased attended the Dallas Center School. In 1893, he was graduated from the Commercial College at Iowa City and in the same year he entered School of Mines in San Francisco. After competing his work in that school he was gold assayer for a mining company in Old Mexico until 1906 when he returned home. He went again to California in 1907 and resided there the greater part of the time, coming to Iowa for awhile in the years 1918 and 1921. In Aug 1921 he returned to Calif where he in company with his brother Harley bought a ranch where they lived until Feb 1926 at which time they sold the ranch and the deceased in company with a cousin, Allen Lathrop, moved to Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, where they purchased a tract of land including the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs where he has since resided.On Dec 24, 1936 he was badly injured in a car accident from which he never entirely recovered. In July 1939 he was stricken with pneumonia and was taken to a hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico where everything possible was done for him. His sister, Grace, was with him for several weeks. Also, his sister Candace of Longmont, Colo, and brother Harley of Oroville, Calif, were with him till the last. (part of this is not repeated, data about brothers and sisters also in their obits) Surviving was an aged uncle, Charles Leffingwell of Oxford Junction, Iowa. -6

Lathrop, Milo - Milo Lathrop was born in Lower Sandusky, Ohio, Sept 19, 1830. He was the oldest of a family of four children, three brothers and one sister, one a brother Charles of California being the only survivor of the family.In 1840, the subject of this sketch was brought by his parents to Scott co, Iowa while this state was yet a territory. From the time of his arrival in Iowa until the year 1857, Mr. Lathrop lived and worked with his parents in Scott co, Iowa, on a farm, but in 1857, in company with his brother, G.W. Lathrop, and a half-brother, Anthony Courtright, he moved to Jones co, Iowa, and there under the firm name of Courtright & Lathrop a large grist and saw mill was built. This mill was named the Oxford Mills and the village where this mill was operated very successfully by this firm for a period of about ten years is known by that name at this time.

On March 6, 1862, Mr Lathrop was married to Sarah L. Leffingwell, in Jones co, Iowa. To this union there have been born twelve children, ten of whom survive.The eldest, a daughter, Effie, passed away in infancy and the next a son, Edwin L. followed his sister about fifteen years ago. The names and residence of the survivors follow: M.E. and H.I. Lathrop reside in Oregon; Mary L. wife of Frank Morris, C.H. Lathrop, Sarah Eliza, wife of George Combs, and George A. Lathrop reside at or near New Market; Dr P.L. Lathrop lives at Olathe, Kansas; Dr G.F. Lathrop resides at Detroit, Michigan; Grace E. wife of Clyde Johnson resides near Braddyville and Candace I. wife of Arthur Falk, near Clarinda.There are twenty-three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.At the breaking out of the Civil War, Mr Lathrop raised a company of volunteers, but owing to the fact that his half-brother and partner were also anxious to enlist and it was absolutely necessary for one to remain in the milling business, he finally yielded to his brother and remained at home. He was captain of a company of state militia and subject to state call during almost the entire period of the war and was at all times a most enthusiastic supporter of the Union cause.Prior to his removal to Taylor county, Mr Lathrop owned and operated a large stock farm in Jones co, where seven of the children were born. In 1876, he sold out his entire interest in Jones co, and moved to Taylor co, where he has since lived, the long period of forty years. Upon his arrival in Taylor County, Mr Lathrop purchased a large stock and grain farm four miles north-east of New Market, which he operated successfully until the year 1903 when he sold a part of his farm and moved to New Market.

Mr Lathrop and his wife were at one time members of the Presbyterian Church and he was one of the foremost in helping to build the church near his farm but on the transfer of that church to the M.E. Church they transferred their membership to the latter church and have been consistent members since such transfer was made.The life I have briefly tried to describe has been characterized by tireless energy, industry, honesty and in his love and devotion to his wife and children Mr Lathrop was excelled by none, indeed he was one of the most splendid men in his family this writer has ever known.In public affairs where he has lived, Mr Lathrop has never shirked any of his share of the burdens and in all things has been in the fullest sense of the term a public spirited man.The deceased is survived by his wife with whom he lived in the most loving companionship for nearly fifty-four years and the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren here-to-fore named. These together with a host of friends and acquaintances are left to mourn his death which occurred at this home in New Market, Feb 21st, 1916 at the age of eighty-five years, five months, and two days. Dallas Center Cem

Milo Lathrop, living four miles north of New Market, died early yesterday morning, and funeral services will be held at his home at four o'clock this afternoon. Interment at Dallas Center. Mr Lathrop was one of the best knwon cattle raisers of this part of the state. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 5, 1901

Obituary—Milo Lathrop.
Milo Lathrop was born in Lower Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 19th, 1830. In 1840, he came with his parents to Scott county, la., while the state was yet a territory. On March 6th, 1862, Mr. Lathrop was married to Sarah L. Leffingwell in Jones county, la. To this union there were born twelve children, ten of whom survive. Namely, M. E. and H. I. reside in Oregon; Mary L. Morris, C. H., Saral [Sarah] Eliza Combs and Geo. A., reside near New Market; Dr. P. L. lives at Olatha, Kans.; Dr. G. F., lives at Detroit, Mich.; Grace E. Johnson, at Braddyville and Candace I. Falk, near Clarinda.
Prior to his removal to Taylor county, Mr. Lathrop owned and operated a large stock farm in Jones county, where seven of his children were born. In 1876, he sold out and came to Taylor county, where he purchased a large farm 4 miles northeast of New Market, which he ran until 13 years ago he sold out and moved to New Market.
The funeral services were held Thursday, at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. D. I. Hower and interment was made at Dallas cemetery, of which it is a part of the farm he once owned and he gave it to be layed out as a cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 2, 1916

Lathrop, Philip L. - Phillip Leigh Lathrop was born Sept 23, 1878 on his parents farm near New Market, the ninth child of 12 children born to Milo and Sarah Leffingwell Lathrop. He was married to Bessie G. Rawlings on Sept 11, 1901. He grew to manhood in Taylor county, Iowa. He was the first rural mail carrier to serve the New Market post office and he and his wife were the first switchboard operators for telephone lines centered in New Market. He decided to study for a doctor's degree and was a graduate of Still College of Osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo., and of the Kansas U. of Medicine at Kansas City. He was also a member of the teaching faculty at the university. He later practiced his profession for 40 years, first in Olathe, Kansas, then in Detroit, Mich. He was a member of the Episcopal Church and an active member of the Masonic Lodge for many years. Due to failing health, Dr and Mrs Lathrop returned to Clarinda in June 1959, at which place he departed this life Dec 8, 1960. His wife preceded him in death on Nov 14 of this year, as did a sister Effie in her infancy, four sisters in later years, 4 brothers, Edward, Ernest, Harley, and Charles H. Surviving are 2 brothers George A. Lathrop of Bedford, Dr Guy F. Lathrop of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4 sisters, Mrs Mary L. Wilson and Mrs Grace Johnson of Clarinda, Mrs Lida Combs of Bedford, Mrs Candace Falk of Oakland, California. Dallas Center Cemetery.


Leaverton, Jason Thomas, an old and respected citizen of this community, passed away at his home six miles northeast of New Market on Sunday. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Dezell. Interment was in Dallas Center cemetery. Jason Thomas Leaverton, was born in Ohio on Oct 26, 1848, and died Feb 3, 1924, aged 75 years, 3 months, and 7 days. He came to Iowa January 1876. He was married to Elizabeth Lumley on March 21, 1878, and she survives him. To this union seven children were born: Leigh, who died in infancy, Guy Chester of McComa, Il, Edward Bruce of Monmouth, Il, Carl Earnest of Gravity, Earl of Clarinda, John Court of the home, and Mrs Willie Dunn of New Market. Also four grandchildren Elizabeth Maybelle, Cleo and Patricia Leaverton and Darrel Alvin Dunn.

Leaverton, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Maggie Lumley, was born in Ontario, Canada, Dec 18, 1855. She passed away at her home in New Market, at the age of 81y 1m 5d. She was married March 7, 1878, to Jason Thomas Leaverton. He preceded her in death Feb 3, 1924. To this union were born seven children, six of whom survive. One son, Lee, died in infancy. The surviving children are: Guy Chester, of Macomb, Ill; Edward Bruce of Roseville, Ill; Carl Ernest, of Sharpsburg, Ia; Earl, of Cherokee, Iowa; John Court of New Market; and Mrs Jess Clark of Gravity. There are four grandchildren. They are: Darrell Dunn of Gravity, Ia; Patricia Leaverton, Cherokee, Ia; Cleo Leaverton of Roseville, Ill; and Mrs Elizabeth Epperson, Smithshire, Ill. Rev Charles Arnold was in charge of the funeral service which was in the Leaverton home at New Market.

Leighton, Elmer Ellsworth, oldest son of David and Mary Ellen Leighton, was born Nov 27, 1861 in Page co, Iowa. As a small child he moved to Illinois, and at the close of the Civil War they moved to Taylor County, Iowa. He was married to Loretta Frances Weaver (who died in 1917) Sep 6, 1883. They were the parents of 12 children: five died in infancy; Roy, Glenn, and Mrs J.F. (Blanche) Ridnour of Bedford; Don of Nodaway, Iowa; Mrs Opal Squires of Moorhead, Iowa; Mrs Coryl Leighton of Otis, Iowa; and Mrs (Beulah) Ray Price of Fruita, Colo. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, later the Methodist Church. He died May 23, (1935) at New Franklin, Mo.

Lower, Joseph Thomas -Tom Lower who was taken to the hospital at St Joseph, Mo., last week passed away early Sunday monrning. The funeral service was held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon conducted by the Rev Bessinger. The music was by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs Albert Levi, Dorothy Lewis, Oliver Lock and John Dean Pickering, with Edythe Mary Ledgerwood accompanist.

The pall bearers were: George Depew, Jess Clark, Ed Lock, Ray Walker, Lewis Coy and Clint Hill. Interment was in the cemetery at Guss. The following obituary was read: Joseph Thomas Lower son of John and Sevilla Ellen Lower was born at New Market, Iowa July 14, 1886, and departed this life at the Methodist Hospital, St Joseph, Mo., March 12, 1939, aged 52 years, 7 months, and 26 days.

Losing his mother when he was eight months old, he was reared by his maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs J.T. Combs who preceded him in death some years ago. With them he made his home; first at Guss, Iowa and later at Humeston, Iowa. In 1905 the family moved to Beaconsfield, Iowa where on March 22, 1910 he was married to Neva Mackey. To this union two children were born: Mrs Leslie Anderson and Genevieve who with his wife and one grandchild, Patsy Ann Anderson survive to mourn the passing of a beloved husband and father. A step-mother, four half brothers and two half sisters survive him. His father passed away in 1928. Since 1912 the family has made Gravity their home. Tom loved his fellow men and in turn was beloved by them. He adored his family and was happiest when they were with him. Kindness and honesty marked his dealings with all and he will be greatly missed in a community that has known him so long.

Lininger, Timothy Lininger passed away on Saturday morning, November 3, 2007 at the Mercy Heart Center in Sioux City. Online remembrances or condolences can be left with the family at www.selbykirsch.com.

Timothy Lloyd Lininger was born May 11, 1967 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Gary and Margaret (Golding) Lininger. He passed away on Saturday morning, November 3, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. He attended school in New Market, Iowa and graduated from New Market High School. Timothy worked for NSK Corporation in Clarinda. He was united in marriage to Michelle Hoyt on June 11, 1994 in Villisca, Iowa. They moved to Sioux City, Iowa shortly after and Tim worked for Gateway in North Sioux City, South Dakota. In 1996, they moved to an acreage in rural Elk Point, South Dakota. After working for another year at Gateway, Timothy decided to stay home and raise their children, Kane and Nash. During that time, he also operated a hobby business Lininger SD, a Gun Restoration and Custom Leather Business.

Timothy's passion in life was collecting, repairing, studying, researching, and teaching about guns and making custom leather products. The more challenging the project presented to him, the more he enjoyed it. He loved being outdoors and shooting guns on his range. Timothy was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. Timothy enjoyed taking pictures of his friends and family. The times spent with his family are what he loved the most. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivor include his wife, Michelle of rural Elk Point; two sons: Kane and Nash Lininger at home; a daughter: Amber Kirsch of Burlington Junction, MO; 2 grandchildren: Isaiah Ray and Levi Ray; his parents: Gary and Margaret Lininger of New Market, IA; his paternal grandmother: Nellie Lininger of Clarinda, IA; 3 sisters: LaDinah Lininger, Anita Whited, and GayRea Williams, all of Clarinda, IA; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Nina and Paul Golding; his paternal grandfather: Lloyd Lininger; and a sister in infancy.

Memorials can be made in Timothy's name for his son's education fund.

 Lysinger, Rolin "Rollie" - Rolin "Rollie" Lysinger, 81, of Creston, Iowa died on Friday, March 21, 1997 at the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston.

Rollie was born May 3, 1915 in Lamoni, Ia to Otis Dewalt Lysinger and Verda Jane Huntsman. He graduated from the Lamoni High School in 1933.

He was married on October 31, 1936 in Bethany, Mo to Lillian Glendenning. Rollie worked on a farm then in C.C.C. camp for five years. In 1941 he went to work for Lamoni Power Company and then went to work for REA in 1951. He retired in 1978. The couple lived in the Lamoni area until 1951, when they moved to Creston.

Rollie enjoyed trapshooting, fishing, hunting and bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lillian in 1974; his brother, Duane and sister Irma Mae Lysinger Hartley.

Those surviving him are a son, Joe (Sandy) Lysinger of Sacramento, Ca; brothers, DeWalt Lysinger of Rio Linda, Ca; Addison Lysinger of Lamoni, Ia and Ned Lysinger of Lamoni, Ia; a sister, Janice Rae (Lynn) Williams of Harlingen, Tx; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Rev David McKnight, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Creston conducted the service. Memorials go to the American Heart Association. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Ia.

Mt Ayr Record News, Mt Ayr, Iowa, Mar 27, 1997


Livingstone, Richard -

Richard Livingstone's obituary copy
comes from my uncle's
genealogical clippings. Listed in the
Blockton Rose Hill Cemetary 1837-1928.
from Tracy St. Claire
Richard Livingstone Dead

Richard Livingstone, who has been in very
poor health for several weeks, died at the
home of his son, W. A. Livingingston [sic],
south of Gay Center, early Tuesday morning.

Mr. Livingstone had lived four score years and
ten, plus 8 months and 13 days, being a native
of Toga county, New York.  His first 21 years
were spent in New York and Indiana.  He had
been a resident of Iowa for 70 years, living in
Muscatine and Taylor counties.  He came to
Taylor County in 1883.

He enlisted on Co. A, Eleventh Iowa Volunteer
Infantry in Sept. 1861, and at the battle of Shiloh
received a gunshot wound in the left wrist which
disabled him for further active duty and he was
honorably discharged.

He was married to Miss Minerva A. Stretch in
Muscatine county Feb. 20, 1863.  Mrs. Livingstone
preceded him in death a few years ago.


Lock, John - I have recently received the following copies of newspaper clippings re: my
g.g.granfather John B. Lock of Gravity, Iowa. Would like to see them
posted on the Taylor Co. website in the hopes that someone may see them
and be able to help me in my search for more info.


Monday night a little after midnight, occured the death of John B. Lock,
pioneer citizen of Gravity, Iowa, Civil War veteran and beloved friend of
everyone who knew him. Uncle John, as he was familiarly known here, has
been in poor health for several weeks. He has not been able to be up town
at his shoe shop for some time on account of failing health. Several weeks
ago he was taken to the baths at Burlington Junction, Missouri, where he
took treatment three weeks. He seemed to receive some benefit from this
treatment and for a time it was thought he was on the way to permanent
recovery. The sciatic pains in his hips and back never received much relief
and he continued to suffer severely although bravely bearing up all the
time and letting no one know how severely he suffered, was ready with a
smile and a joke when friends called to see him.
The end came peacefully about the midnight hour on that memorable day
when Iowa voted on the prohibitory amendment to her constitution. It was
the dying regret of this veteran of many battles that he could not
participate in this election and do his part to write prohibition into the
constitution of our state. The Saturday before his death he realized that he
would be unable to come to town to vote and asked if there was not some
way he could vote at home as he desired sincerely to have his part in
making Iowa dry
Uncle John will be greatly missed by everyone in Gravity. There was
perhaps no more familiar figure amongst us than he. His genial good
nature and his own affairs won for him a place in the community that is
enviable. He was intensely loyal to his country, to the church and to his
friends. Personlly we can say that he was one of our most loyal friends and
remained true as steel during our ten years acquaintance. He was always
found on the right side of public questions and always willing to assist any
worthy enterprise with money according to his ability and with a large
portion of moral support. To his government he was intensely loyal. To the
republican party he gave unqualified support and always rang true on
every political issue that came up affecting his party. Amongst the old
soldiers he maintained a high standard, and at the time of his death was
commander of the organization here.
His long service in the army established for him a record that few can
equal. Enlisting when a mere boy of sixteen, he was taken at once to the
front and fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. He was
captured and taken prisoner to Tyler, Texas, where he remained for ten
months enduring all the untold suffering of the southern prison. He would
often sit and tell us of those days in prison; days terrible, and so full of
misery that we would like to forget them. His iron constitution bore

bravely up and although a mere skeleton when liberated from prison, his
will was not daunted, and he came home to do his share in rebuilding the
broken republic.
The funeral service is being held today at the Methodist Church, conducted
by Rev. Harwood his pastor, and attended by a large concourse of friends.
The body will be laid to rest in the Gravity Cemetery.

                       JOHN B. LOCK OBIT
John B. Lock was born in County Durham, England, June 5, 1844, and
died at his home in Gravity, Iowa, October 16, 1917, aged 73 years, 4
months and 11 days.
When Mr. Lock was but a year old his parents left the old home in
England, coming to America where the parents spent the remainder of their
life. They moved to Packwood, Iowa in 1853, from where they were
translated to the home above, leaving five children ( of which John was the
eldest), one brother and three sisters. The brother died in infancy.
Mr. Lock leaves a devoted wife, Mrs. Licetta Lock; three sisters, Mrs. Jane
Wolfe, Mrs. Maggie Chandler, Miss Mary Hester Lock, of Packwood,
Mr. Lock was twice married. To the first union with Margaret Whitson
Lock, three children were born. Only one survives him, I. T. Lock of Ollie,
Mr. Lock was again married to Miss Licetta Blakely, on Febuary 28, 1875.
To this union four children were born; Myra, deceased, and Charles B. of
Gravity, Iowa; Mrs. Maggie Barnes of Ashley, Nebraska; John I. of
Greeley, Colorado. Also 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a
host of friends are left to mourn his loss.
Mr. Lock was devoted to his country. He enlisted in the service in 1861 and
for four years he saw all the experiences of a soldier-in training, in battle,
in long marches, in privation, in want, in imprisonment; but in all the long
struggle for the right till he was mustered out in 1865.
For 37 years he lived in Gravity and vicinty, where he served well his day
and generation. He was converted at a camp meeting held in Brookfield, in
1865, and united with the M.E. Church. He lived a constant, faithful life to
the end.
"Farewell, servant of God, well done; The battle is ended, the victory won."

Thank you,
Dianne (Carter) Underwood

Another researcher interested in this family is:
Kevin Chilcott
28892 Sierra Peak Ln.
Trabuco Canyon, Ca 92679


Lock, Mabel Clara Lowler - Residents of Loraine and vicinity were shocked and grieved to learn of the death of Mrs Thomas J. Lock shortly after undergoing an operation at a Minneapolis hospital where she had been taking treatment.

Mabel Clara Lowler, daughter of Mr and Mrs I.W. Lowler, born August 24, 1892, in Taylor County, Iowa, died December 8, 1915 at the Hill-Crest Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., at the age of 23 years, 3 months and 13 days. She came to North Dakota with her parents March 19, 1913 and was married to Thomas J. Lock at Mohall, August 18, 1913. To this union was born one daughter, Thelma, who is now 18 months of age. She leaves besides her husband and daughter, her parents, six sisters and one brother. Two brothers have proceeded her in death. To those who mourn her untimely death must be added an aged grandmother and a host of relatives and friends.

The body was brought to Loraine and funeral services were conducted by Rev A.E. Prior, M.E. pastor at Sherwood, on Saturday at Loraine M.W. A. Hall at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and the body laid to rest in the Hurley township cemetery east of town.

Appropiate music was rendered by Mrs Wesley Lewis, Miss Freda Van Woert, Mrs J.B. Switzer, and Mrs H.H. Wheeler, with Miss Lydia Gates at the piano. The services were largely attended and the many beautiful flowers that rested on the casket attested the esteem and popularity in which the departed was held by all who knew her.

Dianne Underwood -

[122] Larson, Tom

Funeral Services for Tom Larson, age 98 of Bedford who
died Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab
Center were held Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the
Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Interment was held in the
Conway Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Taylor
County Museum or Hospice of Central Iowa. Memories can be
shared with the family on our web site at
www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements
were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

[123] Larson, Ralph Leslie, 73, passed away October 8, 2006 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center.

He was born on December 24, 1932 at Gravity, Iowa to Louie and Elsie (Thomas) Larson. Ralph enjoyed farming and raising all kinds of animals. He also enjoyed coon hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Ralph is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Gary Lininger (Lea) of Clarinda, IA; his stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack Baker (Christine) of Clarinda, IA; and sisters, Mrs. Norman Hawn (Wanda) and Mrs. Idle Spenser, both of Bedford, IA; five grandchildren also survive: Dawn, Dianna, Jeremy, Jason, Kenny; eleven great-grandchildren and a dear friend, Patsy Doss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie and Elsie Larson, his wife Anada Larson; stepdaugher Twila Mather; and sisters, Juanita Spenser, Leona Blake, Beatrice Smith; and brothers: Joe, Ivan (Bud) and John Larson.
Services were held Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarinda, with Pastor Josh Potter officiating. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

[124] Last, Dana, 72, of Hartsburg, Illinois, passed away October 17, 2005, at home with his family. Mr. Last had been treated for Alzheimer's Disease for many years.

Dana married the former Doris Malcom of New Market on December 31, 1954. Mrs. Last is the daughter of the late Robert and Verla Malcom of New Market. She can be reached at 201 Washington Street, PO Box 118, Hartsburg, Illinois 62643.

Funeral services were held on October 21 at the Hartsburg Prairieland Christian Church with burial in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

[125] Lawson, Harold

Funeral services for Harold Lawson, age 85 of the Bedford /
Gravity area, who died Saturday, September 1, 2007, at the
Westview Care Center in Leon were held Tuesday, September 4,
2007 at 11:00.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford.
Interment with military rites accorded by the John F. Hardin
American Legion Post No. 164 were
held in the Washington
Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials can be directed to the Bedford
Meal Site or the Alzheimer's Association. Memories can be
shared with the family on our website at
www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements
were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

[126] Lee, C. Horton

C. Horton Lee, age 90, passed away early on the morning of August 21,
2007 at Mercy Alegent Hospital in Corning, Iowa. Horton was born
on October 30, 1916 in Hopkins, Missouri to George Calvin and
Marthena (Horton) Lee. He grew up in Taylor County and attended
Bedford schools, graduating from Bedford High School in 1933.

[127] Lesher, Dolores

Funeral Services for Dolores Lesher, age 79 of Winterset who
died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Madison County Hospital in
Winterset were held Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at
the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bedford. Interment was
held in the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials can be
directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winterset.
Memories can be shared with the family on our web site at
www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements
were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

[128] Lesher, Bernice Emogene Graves - Funeral Services for Bernice Lesher, age 93 of the Bedford/Gravity area who died Monday, May 9, 2005, at the home of her daughter Myra and Denny Lock's home, were held Thrusday, May 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford.  Interment was held in the Washington Cemetery in Gravity.  Memorials can be directed to the Gravity Christian Church, the Gravity
Community Center or Hospice of Central Iowa located in Mount Ayr. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Bernice Emogene (Graves) Lesher was born November 20, 1911, in Arriba, Colorado the daughter of Clara Alice (Roberts) Graves and Charles Earl Graves.  Bernice grew up in Colorado and on October 15, 1928, she was united in marriage to Clyde Almond Lesher in Fort Collins, Colorado.  To this union thirteen children were born. 

Bernice was truly loved by her children, sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
and her many friends.  She loved to cut quilt blocks and make quilts.  In her lifetime she made many queen, twin and baby size quilts.  She enjoyed being outside in her garden and working with her potted plants.  Some of her favorite flowers were tea roses, peonies, iris and cactus.  What made her most happy was the presence of her large family.

She was a wonderful cook and the family fondly remembers her large pans of cinnamon rolls and
homemade noodles.  Bernice worked for the Rosary Hospital in Corning for over twenty years until her
retirement.  She will be missed by her loving family and friends who are blessed with memories of her in their heart.  She was a member of the Gravity Christian Church.

Bernice moved in with her daughter Myra and husband Denny Lock and their two daughters Laura and Melinda in 1993, which all have very fond memories.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister Earlene Hamilton of California; seven children: Gary Lesher;
Ross Lesher and wife Shirley and former daughter-in-law Vi (mother of Ross's children); Ruth Taylor and husband  Milburn; Naomi Brumfield; Della Mae Mernin and husband Tom; John Lesher and wife Mary; Myra Lock and husband Denny; and two daughters-in-law: Dolores Lesher and Dolora Lesher; and a son-in-law, Marvin Hulse and wife Margaret.

Twenty-six grandchildren: Lorna Bodholdt and husband Kent; Rick Hefner and wife Lynne; Quita Snyder and husband Mark; Tracy Wetstone and husband Earl; Bud Lesher and wife Rhonda; Gary Lesher Jr.; Colleen Dragon and husband Paul; Jennifer Aullano; Rooney Lesher; Beth Mendez; Treg Taylor and wife Stephanie; John Leslie Taylor and fiance Jennifer; Sandy Lynch and husband Dave; Cindy Brumfield; Denise Brumfield; Ronda Brumfield; Deanna Jackson and Ted; Maria Rowland and husband Todd; Dan Hulse and wife Erin; Cris Hulse and wife Amy; William Hulse; Bill Lesher and wife Brenda; Michael Lesher and fianc'e Kim; Michelle  Helberg and husband Gary; Laura Moyer and husband Phil; and Melinda Gray and husband Wyatt.

Fifty-one great-grandchildren: Shane, Cammy, Sean, Carri, Aaron, Courtni, Nathan, Nicholas,  Melissa,
Megan, Melanie, Tiffany, Justin, Shelby, Adam, Amanda, Miles, Jacob, Jamie, Josh, Paige, Kelsey,
Fernando,  Jadan, Lindsey, Suzanne, Chris, Rosa, Theresa, Anthony, Alex, Dustin, Devin, Derek, Jordon,
Mackenzie, Madison, Jaden, Randi, Michael, Robin, Mason, Ryan, Michael, Presley, Jacob, Samantha,
Mallory, Logan and Christian.

Twenty-three great-great-grandchildren: Albert, Jenson, Tristan, Makayli, Makenzie, Angela; Emma, Kain,
Henessy, Brent, Cristen, Tere, Chole, Cari, Casey, Courtni, Cara, Anna, Abigail, Alex, Alexandra, Dustin
Lee (D.J.).

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Clyde, brothers Ronald, Donald and Clarence, children Melba Ruth, Lonnie Harold, Delores, Lyle, Paul and Pauline, and son-in-law, Ronnie, daughters-in-law, Colleen and Doris, and granddaughter Jody, great-grandson Colt. 

May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn her passing.

[129] Lewis, Gale Robertson - Funeral Services for Gale Lewis, age 84 of Bedford who died Thursday, November 2, 2006 at her home in Bedford were held Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford.  Gale's body was cremated following the services and interment of ashes will be held in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa at a later date.  Memorials can be given in Gale's name. Memories can be shared with the family on our web site at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Mayme Gale (Robertson) Lewis was born in the family home on May 9, 1922, in Washington, Iowa the daughter of Royal Robertson and Flossie (Thompson) Robertson.  She grew up attending school in Washington, graduating with the Class of 1940.  It was during her high school years she met Robert (Bob) Lewis, who just happened to be a star high school athlete, and their first date was after a big football game in 1939. Once, during a basketball game Bob was up to shoot the winning free throw.  He looked into the stands, caught the eye of his sweetheart Gale, winked at her, made the shot to win the game.  And I guess you could say the rest is history!  The couple would continue to be sweethearts, even after Bob's National Guard Unit was mobilized in January of 1941 prior to World War II.  Bob and Gale continued their relationship the entire time he served in Europe as a foot soldier in the Infantry.  During this time, Gale attended the University of Iowa, School of Nursing, graduating in 1943 as a Registered Nurse. 

Upon Bob's discharge the couple was united in marriage on October 12, 1947, at the United Methodist Church in Washington, Iowa.  Bob and Gale were blessed with the birth of four children, David Robert, Craig Robertson, Mark Richard and Margaret Ellen.  After their marriage, Bob attended school to became a Certified Master Watch Maker.  Together Bob and Gale would live in various communities in the Western United States, eventually settling in Santa Ana, California in 1965.  This is a profession Bob enjoyed until ill health from Multiple Sclerosis was diagnosed in 1978 and forced him into retirement.  Gale would continue to be a very loving and nurturing mother, wife and nurse.  She worked in various hospitals in California and also very active as a Private Duty Nurse until the late 1980's when she retired.  Gale truly loved nursing and taking care of other people. 

In 1986, Bob passed away and Gale continued to live in California where she enjoyed chauffeuring her many friends around.  She was always a very active woman who enjoyed various artistic activities such as crocheting, quilting and painting.  She was a member of the Parkview Community Church and the Faith Community Church in California.  Always an avid reader, since her early childhood, Gale would continue her love of reading throughout her life.  She also enjoyed working with her rose bushes and doing crossword puzzles and playing scrabble to keep her mind sharp.  In her younger years, Gale served as a Cub Scout Leader and enjoyed watching her children's sports activities.  Gale was such a loving grandmother.  She truly enjoyed spending time with her ten grandchildren who brought her great comfort and joy.  She was known to say "I have the best grandchildren a grandma could have!"

Throughout her life, Gale was a strong woman who would often travel, sometimes twice a year, driving from California to Iowa to visit her daughter Margaret.  In 2005, she moved to Bedford, Iowa to be near her daughter, purchasing a lovely home where she enjoyed watching the birds, horses and cattle out her back window. 

Left to cherish Gale's memory are her four children, David Robert Lewis and wife Crystal of Seattle, Washington; Craig Robertson Lewis and wife Inja of Temecula, California; Mark Richard Lewis and wife Debbie of Petaluma, California; and Margaret Ellen Mogler and husband Jamie of Bedford, Iowa; a sister, Wilma Mae Harbison of Washington, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Bill Moorehouse of Chicago, Illinois; and ten grandchildren, Samuel, Emily, Jesse, Jacob, Julia, Michaela, Charissa, Ethan, Siena and Coralie. Preceding Gale in death are her parents, her husband Bob in 1986 and a sister Neva Jean Moorehouse.     

May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn Gale's  passing.

[130] Lindstedt, Anne

Funeral Services for Anne Lindstedt, age 85 of Bedford
who died Monday, November 20, 2006 at the Bedford
Nursing & Rehab Center were held Friday, November 24,
2006 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford.
Interment was held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.
Memorials can be given in Anne's name. Memories can be
shared with the family on our web site at
www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home
of Bedford.

Anne Marie (Nelson) Lindstedt was born September 27,
1921, in Emerson, Iowa the daughter of William "Bill"
Nelson and Nellie (Pehrson) Nelson. She grew up
attending school in Emerson, graduating from the Emerson
High School with the Class of 1939. In February of 1942
she was united in marriage to George W. Lindstedt at
Brownsville, New Jersey. George served during World
War II and upon his discharge, he and Anne lived in Red
Oak. In 1947, they moved to Bedford where they owned
and operated the Western Auto store for fifteen years.
Anne later became the bookkeeper for Beemer Oil.
Although the couple was not able to have children of their
own, they enjoyed sharing the lives of many other children
in their community.

George and Anne truly enjoyed the Christmas Holiday
Season. In fact, George was one of the first in the
community to 'get into' decorating the outside of their
home located at 403 Dodge Street, a tradition that Anne
would carry on even after George's death in 1977. Anne
was not only 'into' the Christmas spirit by decorating but
she was also a cook extraordinaire! (Well known for her
holiday meals and baked treats.) Anne was a member of
the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Red Oak; a past
member of the Bedford Saddle Club; and the Rebekah
Lodge. She was a meticulous woman who `always put
everything in its place'. Anne also enjoyed bowling for
many years and, later in life, purchased a bicycle and rode
it all over town. She was truly a loving woman who held
her family and friends very close to her heart.

Left to cherish Anne's memory are her two sisters-in-law
Rosie Nelson of Red Oak; and Beverly Nelson of Thousand
Oaks, California; seven nieces and nephews and many
other relatives and friends.

Preceding Anne in death are her parents William and Nellie
Nelson; three brothers, Harold, John and Roy Nelson; and
her husband George in 1977.

Anne's friends became her "family" and she will be missed
and remembered by all whose lives she touched.

[131] Little, Bessie

Graveside funeral services for Bessie Little, age 95 of
Corning, who died Monday, March 5, 2007, at the Lenox
Care Center will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at
2:00 p.m. at the Oakhill Cemetery in Corning. Visitation
will be held from 1:00 until service time at the Roland-
Ritchie Funeral Home in Corning on Wednesday.
Memorials can be given in her name. Memories can be
shared with the family on our website at
www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.
Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-Ritchie Funeral
Home of Corning.

[132] Lock, Glen Ivan - Memorial graveside services for Glen Lock, age 89 of Hopkins, Missouri formerly of Gravity [Iowa], who died Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center were held Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at Washington Cemetery in Gravity with military rites accorded by the John F. Hardin American Legion Post officiating. Interment with military rites accorded by the John F. Hardin American Legion Post No. 164 and the Gravity American Legion Post No. 578.

Memorials can be given in Glen's name. Please leave a message of tribute to the Lock family on our web
page, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral
Home of Bedford.

Glen Ivan Lock, the son of John Edward and Nellie Mae Sullivan Lock, was born December 4, 1916 in Adams County [Iowa]. They moved to Taylor County [Iowa] shortly afterwards, Glen attended first grade in Lenox, later moving with his parents and younger brother, Kenneth, to Gravity. He was united in marriage to Wilma May Fudge on June 4, 1934.

Glen was a licensed barber, and he and his father operated a shop in Gravity. In 1936 they moved to Chadron, Nebraska. Glen worked as a night clerk at the Blaine Hotel. He later got a job working for an elevator. Their daughter, Glenna Mae, was born there May 23, 1937. They moved back to Gravity in 1938. Glen worked on a bridge crew for three years. A son, Lee Roy (Buzz), was born March 3, 1940 in
Gravity. He later went to work for Taylor County, running a maintainer. In 1942 the family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where Glen was employed at Quaker Oats. On August 6, of that year a son, Larry Lynn, was born.

Glen went into the Armed Services in World War II in July of 1945. After serving 17 months he returned to Gravity. A son, Stephen Edward, was born September 16, 1948 at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Their youngest son, Dennis Wilbur, was born March 26, 1952 at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, Iowa.

Besides barbering, Glen operated a filling station and a pool hall. They also helped Ed and Nellie run the New Era Cafe. Glen also worked as a bus driver for the Gravity school for ten years. In 1970 he went to work on the construction of the power plants at Brownsville, Nebraska and Nebraska City, Nebraska, staying there until his retirement.

After retirement he went to work as a groundskeeper at the Lake of Three Fires in Bedford. Glen really enjoyed the outdoors.

Left to cherish his memories are Glenna Mae Weed of Bedford, Iowa; Larry Lock of Clearfield, Iowa; Denny and wife, Myra of Bedford, Iowa; brother-in-law Kenneth Fudge of Creston, and sister-in-law Marjorie Lock of Clarinda. Seventeen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, a niece and nephew and several step-grandchildren.

Proceeding Glen in death were his parents Josh Edward and Nellie Lock; his wife Wilma; a brother Kenneth; two sons, Lee Roy (Buzz) and Stephen (Steve), a granddaughter Marla Mae Weed; a son-in-law Marven Weed; a sister-in-law Bernice Fudge, and a great-granddaughter Ashley Nally. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn Glen's passing.

[133] Lockwood, Marcella "Sally"

Private family memorial services for Marcella "Sally" Lockwood, age 84 of Corning, who died Monday, April 16, 2007, at the Greater Community Hospital in Creston will be held at a later date. Memorials can given in Sally's name and mailed to 809 - 5th Street, Corning, IA 50841. Memories can be shared with the family on our web page www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.


[134] Long,  Herald Allen, 78, of Greeley, Colorado passed away March 13, 2006 at North Colorado Medical Center-Hospice Unit in Greeley, Colorado. He was born April 10, 1927 in New Market, Iowa Clarence Lee Long and Minnie May (Wirth) Long.

Mr. Long attended New Market Country School. On December 1, 1948 he married Edith Arciel Ray who passed away on October 22, 1987. He worked for Tri-State Commodities until he was medically retired in 1990. Then on April 5, 1988 he married Doris Sackett, they later divorced. He had a companion Frances Fielder of 11 years who was a faithful confidante and a dear friend. He moved to Iowa in 1991 then returned to Greeley in 2002. He enjoyed fishing and camping.

Survivors include his sons: Ronald J. and wife Duann Long of Greeley, Colorado, Allen L. and fiancé Donna McNamara of Greeley, Colorado and Robert R. and wife Tina Long of Chandler, Arizona; sister: Doris Crowe of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law: Dora Long of Nebraska City, Nebraska; step-mother: Bernice Long of Nebraska City, Nebraska; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Edith Long, companion Frances Fielder, a brother Donald Long, sister Verla Kirsch and brother-in-law, Jerry Crowe.
Visitation was held 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17 at the Eaton Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Herald Allen Long Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St. Greeley, CO. 80634.

[135] Long, Doris Irene, age 82, of New Market, Iowa, died Friday, February 11, 2005, at Villisca, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Monday, February 14, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Doris Irene Long was born October 4, 1922, at New Market, Iowa, to William Elwood Reynolds and Zula (Webb) Reynolds. Doris was a graduate of New Market High School. She was united in marriage February 8, 1941 to Rodger Long at Atchison, Kansas. While Rodger served in the military during World War II, Doris drove a rendering truck. She then worked at Parris & Dunn making training rifles. Doris was president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #300 for several years. She was a member of the New Market Methodist Church. Doris was also a member of the Busy Bee Club. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, embroidering, quilting and making wedding cakes. Doris liked to cook and was known for her noodles and cinnamon rolls.
Preceding Doris in death were her parents; daughter, Eleanor Selby and brother, LaVern Reynolds. Survivors include her husband, Rodger Long of New Market, Iowa; son, Charles Long and wife Shirley of College Springs, Iowa; daughter, Linda Mangold and husband Richard of Washington, Iowa; daughter, Barbara Harvey and husband Carol of Braddyville, Iowa; son, Rodney Long of New Market, Iowa; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Florence Ross of Braddyville, Iowa; sister, Ethel Albin of Shambaugh, Iowa; son-in-law, Larry Selby of Renton, Washington.


[136] Long, Lowell Eugene, age 68, of Lenox, Iowa, formerly of Villisca and Braddyville, Iowa and Maryville, Missouri, died Saturday, December 18, 2004, at the Greater Community Hospital, Creston, Iowa. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at the Lenox Care Center, Lenox, Iowa. Burial will be at the Braddyville Cemetery at a later date. Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lowell Eugene Long was born January 21, 1936, at Braddyville, Iowa, to Clarence Long and Ruth Viola (Ellison) Long. Lowell served in the United States Navy. He was united in marriage to Patricia Barnes of Shambaugh and she preceded him in death in 1992. After his military service Lowell and Pat lived in Rogers, Arkansas where Lowell worked in a refinery. In 1975, Lowell was diagnosed with M.S. and they moved back to the Clarinda / Maryville area and started support groups to help handicapped persons in the area. On October 14, 1995, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Irene Amos at Villisca, Iowa.

Preceding Lowell in death were his parents; and wife, Patricia. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Lenox, Iowa; aunt, Erma Brickey of Mound City, Missouri; cousins, Phyllis Stanton, Charlene Bradley, Ann Dankenbring and other cousins, relatives and friends.

[137] Longfellow, Deloris

Funeral services for Deloris Longfellow, age 87 formerly of
the Lenox, Iowa area, who passed away Saturday, June 16,
2007 at the Good Samaritan Home in Red Oak, Iowa were
held Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie
Funeral Home in Bedford, Iowa. Burial was held in the
Fairview Cemetery also in Bedford. Memorials can be
directed to the Fairview Cemetery Association. Memories
can be shared with the family on our website at
www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of

[138] Lundquist, Germaine - Mass of Christian Burial Services for Germaine
Lundquist, age 77 of Corning who died
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the Iowa
Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines were
held Monday, December 4, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at
St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Corning.
Interment was held in the Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials can be given in her name. Memories
can be shared with the family on our web page at
www.ritchiefunralhome.com under Obituaries.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Roland-
Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.

Germaine Mae (Fleming) Lundquist was born in
Des Moines, Iowa on June 10, 1929, the daughter
of Harold Fleming and Marinda "Dolly" (Imgrund)

"Maine", as she was affectionately
referred to by those closest to her, grew up in
Corning within the same block as St. Patrick's
Catholic Church. She grew up attending school in
Corning graduating with the Class of 1947. She
then went on to attend Ottumwa Heights College.
On September 4, 1948, she was united in marriage
to Russell Lundquist at St. Patrick's Catholic
Church in Corning. To this loving union four
children were born. In the spring of 1949,
Germaine and Russell moved to a farm in the
Bushville area. She would continue to live on the
family farm her entire life. During the years her
children were growing up she worked for the
N.F.O. and the Turner Store in Bedford until her
retirement.While her kids were growing up, Germaine was
always sewing items of clothing for them, sport
coats, robes, blouses, blazers and dresses for
special occasions like Easter, Christmas and school
occasions. After her kids were grown and gone,
her interest in sewing evolved into making quilts,
lap quilts, table runners and wall hangings, all of
which she lovingly crafted and presented to her
kids and grandkids as keepsakes for occasions
such as graduations, Christmas, births and other
special events. Her loving gifts will be treasured
always. Germaine was always giving of herself in
everything she did, always thinking of others. If
there was an occasion, she would have a card in
your mailbox on the day it took place. She was the
kind of person that was tremendously modest.
After receiving a compliment something like,
"Grandma, you make the best brownies!" she
would simply wrinkle her nose and say, "Oh,
you're just prejudice." Yep, we sure were! Some
of Maine's other passions were reading, the
Kansas City Chiefs, trips to Omaha with her
girlfriends, staying in touch with close friends, the
beauty of the Iowa landscape, and so many other
things. We will be forever amazed and blessed by
her ability to make special occasions, such as
Christmas, truly special and unforgettable. No
worry Maine .. With God's help, you will live on
in all those you have touched, and we await the
day we see your shining spirit again. Those of us fortunate enough to experience
Maine's cooking knew that she not only enjoyed
cooking anything and everything, but that she was
the best! Grandma's brownies, pies, salads,
cookies and turkey giblet gravy were family
favorites. We will miss calling up Grandma and
asking "How do I make this like you do?"Those things most important to Germaine included
her family, three lovely granddaughters, her garden
and flowers. She loved sewing/quilting, cooking
and maintaining her relationships with close
friends. She truly loved the `simple pleasures' of
life. In the spring and summer, her back step was
filled with every flower imaginable and she
transformed her back yard under the shade tree to a
hosta garden, which grew and grew under her care
with each year gone by.The Church and her faith were very important to
her from a very young age. She was active in
church activities, including the Alter Society, and
as a lector in Mass. Rarely did she miss a Sunday
morning Mass. It is the certainty and unwavering
nature of her faith that sustained her through tough
times, and continues to sustain her family knowing
that she has passed to the loving arms of God. Left to cherish Germaine's memory are her two
sons, Robert Lundquist of Corning; and David
Lundquist of Chariton; three granddaughters,
Melissa Richmond and husband Dell of Columbia,
Missouri; Suzanne Muldrew of Overland Park,
Kansas; and Jessica Lundquist of Chariton; a
brother Tom Fleming and wife Sandy of Arkansas;
a brother-in-law, Lowell Foster of Port Huron,
Michigan; a sister-in-law, Betty Fleming of
Creston; a son-in-law Dennis Muldrew of
Overland Park, Kansas; along with many nieces,
nephews relatives and friends.

Preceding Germaine in death are her parents
Harold and Dolly Fleming; two daughters Mary
Helen at infancy; and Barbara Muldrew in 2003;
husband Russell in 1983; a sister Virginia Foster;
and a brother Bob Fleming."Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me
will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me
will never die." John 11:25-26

[139] Lynch, Walter Leroy

Walter Leroy Lynch 88, of Bedford, Iowa died Wednesday,
November 28, 2007 at his home in rural Bedford.
He was born on May 16, 1919 the son of Harvey Leroy and
Frances Rebecca (Scott) Lynch in Worth County, Missouri.
A farmer, Walter married Helen Aline Wolcott on December
7, 1940 in Grant City, Missouri. He was a member of the First
Baptist Church, Hopkins, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen on February 12,
2006, his parents; 4 brothers; Melvin, Paul, John Carter and
Clifford Lynch; 2 sisters; Mable Luttrel and Lucille Findley.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Leroy and
Rosemary Lynch, Bedford and daughter: Ruth Aline Hauser,
Conception Junction, Missouri; 4 grandchildren: Steve Lynch,
Carolyn Lynch, David Lynch and Denise Redden; 7 great-
grandchildren; a brother: Ivan Lynch, Griswold, Iowa and 2
sisters: Goldie Lamar, Griswold, Iowa and Ellen Pottorff,
Cameron, Missouri.
Visitation was held at Swanson-Price Funeral Home,
Hopkins, Missouri on November 29, 2007 with funeral services
Friday, November 30, 2007 at the Hopkins First Baptist Church,
Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church or the
Hopkins Cemetery Association in Walter's name.
Condolences may be sent to
www.pricefuneralhomemarlyville.com Price Funeral Home,
Maryville, Missouri.

[140] Lynch, Helen Aline, 84 of Bedford, Iowa died February 12, 2006 at her home after several years of failing health. Born November 18, 1921 in Maryville to the late Lon and Maude (Troncin) Wolcott, she
married Walter Leroy Lynch December 7, 1940 in Grant City, Missouri.

She was a 1940 Sheridan High School graduate and a resident of the Bedford area since 1942. Helen
worked hard on the farm and raised her two children with the help of her loving husband, Walter.
She was a member of the Hopkins First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for
several years.

She is survived by her husband Walter Lynch, of their home in Bedford; 1 son, Leroy Lynch, Bedford;
1 daughter, Ruth Lynch Hauser, Conception Jct., MO; 4 grandchildren; Steve Lynch, Carolyn Lynch,
David Lynch and Denise Redden; 6 great- grandchildren; Jason Lynch, Walter Redden, Jessica
Redden, Zachary Lynch, Hannah Lynch and Lucas Lynch; and sister, Icle Hope Mewhirter, Osceola;
many nephews, nieces, cousins, and also, like a daughter to the family, Gloria Williams and her husband, Butch Williams.

Funeral service were held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2006, First Baptist Church,
Hopkins, MO. Burial at the Hopkins Cemetery at Hopkins, MO. Arrangements under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

Lewellen, Mary Ellen – Funeral service for Mary Ellen Lewellan was held Saturday, Jan 2, 1993 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev Robert Ceperley officiating. Burial was at Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa.

Mary Ellen Lewellen, daughter of William W. and Maude E. Weller was born near Bedford, Iowa, May 10, 1924, and passed away on December 29, 1992 at the age of 63 years.

She grew up in the Bedford, Conway area and served her country in the W.A.V.E.S. branch of the United States Navy during World War II.

On February 24, 1946 she was united in marriage to Dale W. Lewellen of Conway, Iowa. To this union were born two sons and four daughters. The family moved to Malvern, Iowa in 1957 and later to Maryville, Mo. In 1984 they chose the milder climate of Royal, Ark for retirement.

Preceded in death by her parents, Mary Ellen leaves her husband, two brothers, W. Dean Weller of Conway, and Howard E. Weller of Shenandoah, Iowa; six children, Larry Lewellen of La Vista, Neb., Constance Ronan, Lenexa, Kan., Joy Nybo, Page, Ariz., Debra Faust, Danville, Penn., Vic Lewellen, Kernersville, N.C. and Dorene Starnes, Hatton, Ark.; and 15 grandchildren.

In Maryville she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and for 10 years worked in the dietary section of St Francis Hospital. She was a member of the Gardner United Methodist Church in Hot Springs, Ark and was active in the local chapter of W.A.V.E.S. National, and Extension Homemakers Club.

Her 17 year battle with cancer reached its inevitable conclusion, and she will be missed by many friends and relatives.

Bedford Times-Press, Bedford, Iowa, Jan 6, 1993

Lambert, John
Bert Lambert returned Wednesday morning to his home at Lovell, Okla., after spending a week in this vicinity, having been called here by the death of his father John Lambert of Bedford. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 15, 1907