Wagaman, Orvis - Funeral services
for Orvis Wagaman, age 87, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Villisca, Iowa,
who died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at Midlands Hospital, Papillion,
Nebraska, were held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at the United
Methodist Church, Villisca, Iowa, with Reverend Doug Delp, officiating.
Interment with military rites accorded by the Ker-A-Vor American Legion
Post No. 251 was held in the Villisca Cemetery in Villisca, Iowa. Memorials
can be directed to the American Red Cross. Please leave a message of
tribute to the Wagaman family on our web page, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com
under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Crosby Burket Swanson
Golden Colonial Chapel, of Omaha, Nebraska and Ritchie Funeral Service
of Clarinda, Iowa.
Orvis Austin Wagaman was born April 4, 1919 in Clome, South Dakota,
the son of Clevie Austin Wagaman and Ona Mae (Higgins) Wagaman. Orvis
served his country during World War II in the United States Army and
was a prisoner of war. He was united in marriage January 3, 1946, to
Carolyn Nelson at Hiawatha, Kansas.
Orvis worked in the Villisca Power Plant after returning from the service.
He also farmed until 1970. In addition he sold memberships for Ed Nelson
and he also traveled as a salesman for the Power Plants. He was forced
to retire from his most recent job as advertising salesman due to a
heart attack. Orvis enjoyed working on his computer as a hobby. He was
a member of the Faith Westwood Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska. He
was also a member of the Villisca V.F.W., American Legion Post 251 and
Disabled American Veterans.
Orvis is survived by his wife Carolyn of Omaha, Nebraska; daughters
and sons-in-law, Beverly and Robert Boe of Gretna, Nebraska, Brenda
and Al Rotella of Omaha, Nebraska, son and daughter-in-law, Jan and
Kimberly Wagaman of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; brother, Davis and Sharon
Wagaman of Villisca, Iowa; grandchildren, Marc and Molly Miller, Tiffany
and John Skokan, Tim Marvin, Nick and Tony Rotella, Austin and Taylor
Wagaman; great grandchildren, Meghan and Garrett Miller, Kelsey, Kade,
Kiley, and Karson Skokan; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Preceding Orvis in death were his parents; daughter, Barbara Miller;
two sisters, Helen Lewis and Lucille Hazelton and three brothers, Fred
Wagaman, Harold Wagaman and Charles Robert Wagaman.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.
- Mary L. Walters, age 79, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away
Monday, July 3, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Care Center
after an extended illness. Mary Louise Walters was born
July 11, 1926 in Bedford, Iowa the daughter of Ray and
Mamie (Lantz) Dawson. She was raised in Bedford, Iowa
where she attended school. Mary was united in marriage to
Lee Walters on August 2, 1946 in Hiawatha, Kansas. When
Lee returned from World War II, they moved to Red Oak,
Iowa where they have lived their whole married life. Mary
was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, was a homemaker, and
helped Lee with his electrical business.
Preceding Mary in death were her parents; son: James Lee
Walters in 1976; two sisters: Margaret Dawson and Rosie
Steigleder; and a brother: Joe Dawson. Survivors include
her husband: Lee Walters of Red Oak, Iowa; daughter:
Janet Maynes of Arden Hills, Minnesota; grandchildren: Pat
Maynes and wife Kelly of Red Oak, Iowa; Jill Maynes of
Somerset, New Jersey; and Jeff Walters and wife Betsy of
Kirkwood, Missouri; great grandchildren: Tucker, Grace,
and Libby Walters all of Kirkwood, Missouri and Jarrett and
Carter Maynes of Red Oak, Iowa; many nieces and nephews
and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM Friday, July 7, 2006 at
the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr.
George Hooper officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen
Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 7-8
PM Thursday, July 6, 2006 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of
| Ware, Bill
- Funeral Services for Bill Ware, age 88 of Bedford who died Tuesday,
February 21, 2006 at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center were held
Friday, February 24, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in
Bedford. Interment was held in the Ohio Cemetery in Burlington Junction,
Missouri. Memorials can be directed to the Bedford Public Library or the
Bedford Senior Center. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral
Home of Bedford.
William Wallis Ware was born June 12, 1917 in Burlington Junction, Missouri
the son of James Corfield Ware and Carrie Kay (Crane) Ware. He grew up
attending school and graduating from the Burlington Junction High School.
On December 25, 1938, in a Christmas Day Ceremony, Bill was united in
marriage to Dorothy Walton at the Methodist parsonage in Nebraska City,
The couple farmed in the Burlington Junction area for many years. They
moved south of Hopkins and farmed there for twenty years, moving to the
Bedford area where they farmed until their retirement in 1978. Bill loved
to farm, he enjoyed raising cattle, and had a true passion for being a
steward of the land. He was very concerned with conservation, and in every
instance, left the land he farmed in better condition than when he found
it ~ even when he rented land! Bill was one of the first in the area to
raise soybeans as a grain crop. After retirement, Bill and Dorothy spent
the next several years in the Savannah and St. Joseph area during most
of the year. Summer time was spent at Woodland Park, Colorado, which was
a special joy for them.
After retirement, Bill worked in real estate and kept ties to agriculture
by taking surveys for the government, gardening and helping his brother
with the farming operation. He had to "keep his hands in the dirt".
Bill and Dorothy were both active in county extension work. Together Bill
and Dorothy enjoyed travel, and had experienced wonderful vacations in
Europe, England, Alaska, and many points in the United States as well
as some winter time in Texas. Of course, their summers in Colorado, escaping
the hot, humid Midwest weather were always a treat. Bill loved to play
cards, especially with Dorothy, Rickie, Linda, Amy, Diane ~ in other words
~ the women of the family!
Left to cherish Bill's memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Dorothy
Ware of Bedford; two sisters, Theodora Meek of College Springs; and Dorothy
Derderian of Lake Forrest, Illinois; three children, Dave Ware and wife
Rickie of Mountain Home, Idaho; Mick Ware and wife Diane of Bedford; and
Linda Ware of Santa Fe, New Mexico; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding Bill in death were his parents; four sisters; three brothers;
an infant daughter and one grandchild.
Bill will be missed by many ~ both family and friends. May God grant comfort
and strength to those who mourn Bill's passing.
Dora Warne, age 70, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Yorktown,
Iowa, died Tuesday, August 09, 2005, at Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des
Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2005,
at Dallas Center Cemetery, near New Market, Iowa with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek
officiating. Visitation with the family will be 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Friday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be
in the Dallas Center Cemetery. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home is in charge of conventions.
Dora Dean Warne was born March 31, 1935, at Orange, California to William
Henry Rice and Dora Dean. She was united in marriage November 11, 1953
at Orange, California to John L. Warne. Dora worked at the New Market
Café, the New Market Teen Center and was a nurse aide at the
Clarinda Community Care Center. She moved to the Mill Pond Assisted
Living Home in Ankeny, Iowa following her husband's death to be near
her daughter. Dora especially enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
Dora was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John (1997); sisters,
Mary and Dorothy. Survivors include her daughters, Jennifer Warne of
Des Moines and Diane Payne of Peru, Nebraska; grandchildren, Danielle
Selders, Derek Selders, Josh Selders, and Tori Parris; sister, Wanda
Averi of Anaheim, California; and brother, William Rice of Anaheim,
 Watkins, Evelyn, age 76, of
Clarinda, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006,
at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.
Funeral services were held 110:00 a.m. Friday, June
16, 2006 at
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Visitation with the family was 7-8 p.m.,
Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Clarinda
Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Westridge Quality Care &
Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family
Evelyn Fay Watkins was born February 9, 1930, at Gravity, Iowa to Estle
Fay Parks and Vesta Grace (Pace) Parks. She was a graduate of High School.
Evelyn was united in marriage February 19, 1952 to Harold Watkins at
Clarinda, Iowa. She worked at Lisle Corporation for many years.
Evelyn was owner and operator of Hilda's Gift Shop on the south side
of the square. She also worked at J's Pizza & Steakhouse and at
the Iowa Job Service Office for several years. Evelyn loved to joke
around; tell stories and just have fun at all times. She enjoyed going
on Neihart Tours and most recently went to Branson with the tour group.
She enjoyed volunteering at Westridge Care & Rehab Center. Evelyn
loved going camping with her family.
Preceding Evelyn in death were her parents; husband; and two brothers
and four grandchildren.
Survivors include her children: Donald Watkins and wife Liz of Diamond,
Missouri, Rhonda McClelland and husband Larry of Glenwood, Iowa, Wanda
Farquhar and husband Curtis of Shenandoah, Iowa, Sue Draper and husband
Tom of Sutherland, Iowa, Nancy Hatcher and husband Frank of Pensacola,
Florida; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
 Weaver, Kraig- Funeral services for Kraig Weaver age 48 formerly of the Fort Dodge
and Bedford areas, who died Wednesday, December 15, 2004, were held Saturday,
December 18, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home with Pastor
Ron Elliott officiating. Interment was held in the Bedford City Cemetery.
Memorials can be given in his name. Arrangements were entrusted to the
Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Weaver was born November 11, 1956 in Clarinda, Iowa the son of Delores
Jean McCoy Weaver and Francis Allen Weaver. Kraig grew up in the Villisca
area until 1968 when he moved with his family to Bedford. Kraig started
seventh grade and graduated from the Bedford High School with the Class
of 1974. While in school, Kraig was active in the FFA, The Space Program,
served as President of the Student Council among other activities. The
greatest day of Kraig's life when his daughter, Jessika Lyn, was born
on January 11, 1975.
life, he had a variety of jobs: Plumbing for Glen Burroughs; working for
NFO, which took him to many different places; and his days of working
in Fort Dodge at the Hy-Vee Bakery where he took great pride in inventing
new flavors for doughnuts. You see, mixing the right Kool-aids were his
secret ingredient! Kraig also worked in the Fort Dodge area for Paramount
Furniture. He was a people person who never knew a stranger. People would
always comment that "Kraig would always speak to them and that he
was a fine, polite young man." He always would tell it like he saw
it. Kraig was a man set in his ways and if you were to upset him, he would
let you know it. But, just as soon as he would get angry, he would put
a smile on his face, letting you know everything was okay. A smile would
always appear when he spoke of his daughter and two little grandchildren.
In his words, "I just love them so much!"
the outdoors and cattle. You would always know when he came home because
he was forever 'talking to the cows and dogs' which in turn would drive
his mother and Harold crazy......then we would all laugh! He had many
friends of all ages. He was especially fond of little children, always
seeming to have a nickname for each of them.
of 2003, Kraig suffered a stroke, which in turn led him to Clarinda where
he resided the last year of his life. Although many health problems arose
for Kraig, you would never hear him complain or feel sorry for himself.
He was a strong man who, still in his sickest of days, found a smile,
a thank you, and never forgot to say "I Love You" to all that
came to see him.
cherish Kraig's memory are his daughter Jessika Sump and husband Dave
and their children, Joshua and Adriana Sickles; brothers Norman Weaver
and wife Charlene and son Ryan; Curtis Weaver and his sons Jake and Jed;
a sister, Renee White and husband Dennis and their children James, and
his daughter Sydney White; Ashley White, and Andrea Schuelke and husband
Kraig in death are his parents Delores and Harold Steeve and his father,
Kraig will be greatly missed, for if you knew Kraig.....he touched your
life in some way.
 Webb, Walter B. of Bradenton, Florida
died January 25, 2005, at Blake Medical center. Services were held January
28, 2005 Toale Brother, Bradenton Chapel.
Born in Gravity, Iowa, and came to Manatee County from Hilliard, Ohio,
30 years ago, he worked for the department of agriculture in Ohio. Mr.
Webb was a Methodist and served in the U.S. Army, Veteran World War II
POW in Germany, received Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was member of
Masonic Lodge Sioux City, Iowa and Aladdin Shrine Temple, Columbus, Ohio.
Survivors: daughter, Barbara Schall, Dublin, Ohio; sister, Berniece Bonar,
Bedford, Iowa; three grandchildren: and three great-grandchildren.
Weeda, Dixie Lee, 56, Lee's Summit, MO, was welcomed into heaven
on February 4, 2006, after a seven year battle with cancer. Visitation
was held on February 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on February 8 at the funeral
home. Burial Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood, MO.
was born in February 11, 1949, in Clarinda, Iowa. In 1967 she graduated
from Bedford High School in Bedford, Iowa, and married her high school
sweetheart Roy Weeda; on September 24.
was a long-time resident of Greenwood and Lee's Summit. She loved children
and provided day care in the home for many years until she began her career
with the FBI in 1987, where she remained employed until her death. Dixie
was admired and respected by her co-workers and superiors for
her conscientious work ethic and courageous spirit.
first priority was her family. She loved spending time with her husband,
children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed flower gardening, traveling,
attending NASCAR races, and camping in the RV. Dixie was a blessing and
an inspiration to all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed.
leaves behind husband, Roy weed; son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Jacque
Weeda and grandchildren, Dani and Trey; daughter and son-in-law, Kristie
and Eric Sapp and granddaughters, Mikhayla and Paige; son and daughter-in-law,
Cory and Carrie Weeda and granddaughters, Brianne and
Katelyn (all of Lee's summit); parents, Dick and Jean Beemer; sister and
brother-in-law Diane and Scott Sheffield (all of Gravity, Iowa).
contributions may be given to American Cancer Society Breast Cancer research
KC Metro Office 6700 Antioch Rd. Suite 100 Merriam Kansas 66204-12300.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
 Weeks, Erma
Private family services were held for Erma Weeks, age 88 of
Bedford, who died Friday, November 23, 2007 at the Bedford Nursing &
Rehab. 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.
Erma Ruth Jordan Weeks (also known as Me-Me) was born
on May 7, 1919, in Wray, Colorado. She received her education
in Wray. In 1940, she moved to California to a small gold-
mining town, Nevada City, and spent most of her life there
before moving to Bedford, Iowa. She was a resident of the
Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center for most of the last four years.
She loved being in the Pocahontas Lodge and the Rebecca's.
She volunteered for the United Way and worked in the Cancer
gift Shop in Grass Valley, California. She loved working in the
Nevada County Hospital as a dietician for over twenty years.
Being able to run in the waves and along the beaches of the
Pacific Ocean was her passion.
She was always there to give people a helping hand. She fed
the hungry, help to provide a shelter for people in need, and a
smile for the weary. She loved her family and enjoyed all of the
families' pets. She always talked about going to heaven and
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Gary Ryason of
Penryn, California; three daughters and son-in-laws, Sue Ray of
Bedford; Yvonne DeHass and husband Ted of Bedford; and Vivian
Hadley of Truckee, California; nine grandchildren and thirteen
 Weese, Mark
Funeral Services for Mark Weese, age 47 of Bedford who
died Saturday, April 28, 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska were held
Friday, May 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Life Missionary
Church in Bedford. Interment was held in the Fairview
Cemetery in Bedford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
memorials be given in Mark'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
 Weese, Mary Michal
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Weese, age 71, of Lenox who passed
away on Monday, August 28, 2006 at the Greater Community Hospital in
Creston were held Thursday, August 31, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church in Lenox. Interment was held at the North Fairview
Cemetery in Lenox. Please share your memories with the Weese family
on our web page, www.ritchiefunralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements
were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.
Mary Ann (Michal) Weese was born April 18, 1935, in Omaha, Nebraska
the daughter of Victor Michal and Bernice (Champion) Michal.
The family moved to a farm near Blockton in 1941. Mary grew up attending
rural schools at Gay No. 8 and graduated from the Blockton High School
with the Class of 1953. After high school, Mary attended college in
Maryville for two years. On June 2, 1956, she was united in marriage
to Dean Weese at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lenox. After their
marriage the couple lived in Lenox where Mary taught school for two
years in Prescott. Mary took a break from teaching to be home with
her three children Mike, Mark and Deanna. Once her children were all
in school, Mary returned to Northwest Missouri State University where
she obtained her Bachelor's Degree. She then taught in the Corning
School District for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1996. Mary was
a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lenox where she was active
in the Alter Society and a Ladies Sorority. She was also a member of
the Arbor Day Foundation. Mary enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, tending
to her flowers and constantly planting trees. Her true passion was
in education. She wanted each of her children and grandchildren to
be educated. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking with her rolls
being 'quite popular'. Mary was known to have a tremendous sense of
humor and a wonderful perspective on life. She enjoyed supporting
the activities of her children and grandchildren. Left to cherish Mary's
memory are her loving husband of 50 years, Dean Weese of Lenox; two
sons, Mike Weese and wife Jerolyn of Council Bluffs; and Mark Weese
and wife Patty of Bedford; a daughter, Deanna Sweeney and husband Vince
of Lenox; two brothers, Jack Michal of LeRoy, Kansas and Dennis Michal
and wife Pat of Council Bluffs; and seven grandchildren, Brandon, Benjamin,
Victor, Elizabeth, Adam, Tyler and Michal; along with many other family
members and friends in the community.Preceding Mary in death were her
parents Victor and Bernice Michal; and a brother Robert Michal.
 Weihs, Esther Kathe Graeve - Esther Kathe Weihs,
the daughter of Henry and Rose (Mueller) Graeve, was born on October
17, 1922, at Earling, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's
Church in Earling, Iowa. Esther attended St. Joseph's Catholic School.
On September 26, 1944, Esther was united in marriage to Urban Musich
at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling. Eight children were born
to this union: Bill, Mary, Jane, James, Duane, Ann, Rick, Margaret and
Mark. After their marriage, they resided in Earling until 1952, when
they moved to Harlan, Iowa. In 1970, the couple moved to Council Bluffs,
In 1975, Esther was united in marriage to Franklin Weihs at Council
Bluffs, Iowa, where they resided until moving to Harlan, Iowa, in November
of 1987, Frank died n September 9, 1994.
Esther was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa.
She worked in retail sales and at Western Iowa Pork, Hardware Store
and was a cook at the Nursing Home and was employed the longest at the
nursing home. She enjoyed baking and enjoying her grandchildren.
Esther died on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Myrtue Memorial Hospital
in Harlan, Iowa, having attained the age of eighty-three years, eight
months, and ten days. In addition to her parents, and her husband, Frank,
Esther was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann, and her brothers and
sisters: Alfons, William, Raymond,
Harry and Charles Graeve, Rita Panke, and Margaret Tedrow.
Survivors include her children: William (Bonnie) Musich Virginia Beach,
VA; Mary Jane Orsack of Warren, AK; James Musich and his wife, Kate
of Bedford, IA; Duane (Linda) Musich, Harlan, IA; Rick (Theresa) Musich,
Gretna, NE; Chuck Nelson of Millard, NE; Mark (Stephanie Musich, Earling,
Step-children: Gary Weihs, Crescent, IA; Linda and her husband, James
Foje of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Ron Weihs and his wife, Susan of Crescent,
Iowa; Ed Weihs and his wife, Kathe of Council Bluffs, IA; Nancy and
her husband, Robert Braunersrither of Council Bluffs, IA: Shirley and
her husband, Roger Williams of Osceala, IN: twenty four grandchildren
and thirty five great grandchildren; her brothers and sisters: Helen
Petsache of Harlan, IA: Veronica Hodapp of Harlan, IA: Irene and her
husband, Henry Arkfeld of Panama, IA: Leonard Graeve and his wife, Joyce
of Harlan, IA; Al Graeve and his wife, Mick
of Earling, IA: Mary Agnes and her husband, Stanley Korducki of Milwaukee,
WI: Leo Graeve and his wife, Joanne of Earling, IA: James Graeve and
his wife, Mary Ann of St. Joe, MN: Lawrence Graeve and his wife, Colleen
of Sun Prairie, WI: Ruth and her husband, Ray Korducki of Milwaukee,
relatives and many friends.
Wake service at Pauley Jones Funeral Home Friday, June 30, 2006 and
Mass of Christian Burial St. Michael's on Saturday, July 1, 2006 with
burial at Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa.
Whitaker, Lawrence John, was born August 21, 1911
at Sheffield, IA, the son of John Baker and Anastacia Rose (Kobliska)
Whitaker. He entered into rest March 7, 2006 at Clarinda Regional Health
Center following an extended illness. He was 94 years of age.
graduated Bedford High School and pursued an engineering degree at Northwest
Missouri Sate University. While in Bedford his family owned the Garland
Hotel. Lawrence and his family spent many years returning to Bedford
to assist in the operation of the family hotel. On March 13, 1937 at
Denver, CO, he married Helen Louise Ramey.
served his country during WWII and was honorably discharged from the
US Army. His professional career included thirty-three years as an engineer
in the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. His other lifelong devotion was
to the Catholic Church. He was instrumental in building and the upkeep
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bedford. He remained active in the
church until his health failed recently.
was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; sister, Ollie Sherby;
and brother, Joseph Whitaker. He is survived by his children: Vickie
Steele and husband Rod of Omaha, NE; Mike Whitaker of Council Bluffs,
IA: and Laurie Fuller and husband Scott of Clearmont, MO: sister, Leona
Akeson of Denver, CO; sister-in-law Ruth Whitaker of Bedford, IA: grandchildren:
Jim Steele, Chris Steel, Matt Steele, Dawn Pulliam, Kipp Wheatley, Emily
Wheatley, Alex Barnett, Allison; Barnet, Justin Fuller and Kristin Fuller;
great grandchildren Ben Steele, Kristen Steele, Drew Steele, Noah Steele,
Lou Mason, Morgan Pulliam, and Halle Holman; and many other relatives
of Christian Burial was Friday, March 10, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church with interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford. Memorials are suggested
to Sacred Heart or the Garland Hotel Restoration Fund. Eickemeyer Funeral
Chapel of Clarinda is in charge of arrangements.
 Whitehill - Tom
Whitehill, age 53, of O'Neill, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, November
27, 2004 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 1, 2004 from 3-9 pm at Biglins
Mortuary in O'Neill with an 8:00 pm Prayer Service.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 am on Thursday, December 2, 2004 at
the First Presbyterian Church in O'Neill, NE with Pastor Dale Sallans
officiating the service with burial in the Grimton Cemetery northeast
Tom Ives and Terry Dougherty furnished vocal music and pianist was Toni
Pallbearers were Justin Young, Tyson Shoemaker, Ryan Ohri, Kevin Ohri,
Leroy Littau, and Greg Loutzenhiser. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin
and Camille Ohri, Mike and Jeri Jo Shoemaker, Kevin and Deb Homewood,
Mauri and Anita Koenig, Ray and Barb Getting, Lowell and Vicky Krieger,
Junior and Charlene Young, Crystal Young and Earl Lyddane.
Tom was born to Ed and Dorothy (Mace) Whitehill on November 21, 1951 in
Greeley, Colorado. Tom attended grade school in Colorado and attended
high school and graduated in 1970 from Bedford High School, Bedford, Iowa.
Tom received his Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University
in 1974. He was also a graduate of the Oklahoma Farrier School.
On October 2, 1982 Tom married Vicki Linquist at the Linquist Ranch northeast
of O'Neill. Tom has ranched for the past 22 years and also was a Regional
Sales Representative for the Harvest Brand Inc.
His family and friends will remember Tom for his smile, friendship and
his devotion to his wife and children. Tom was gifted with talent in mechanics,
welding, building and being a handyman. Tom loved his ranchwork and took
pride in his ranch. Tom had a special interest in planting trees and received
an award from the Soil Conservation for his trees and fencing. Tom loved
to work with young colts. Tom also was an avid sports fan, especially
football, whether it was playing or watching. With this same integrity
Tom fought his battle with cancer and went quietly to be with the Lord.
Tom was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He served on the Holt
County Extension Board and Holt County Zoning Board. He was a member of
the O'Neill Summerfest Rodeo Committee, Willow Dale Township Board, District
60 School Board, Page Rural Fire Board and the R-Calf Organization.
Tom leaves to mourn his wife, Vicki of O'Neill; daughter, Kylee at home;
son, Zach and his wife Brandy of Tucson, Arizona and granddaughter, Justice,
also of Tucson; his mother, Dorothy Whitehill and grandmother, Ida Whitehill
both of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Ginny Conner and her husband, Doug of
Malvern, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Elda Mae Linquist of ONeill, sister-in-law,
Bev Ritts and husband, Ed of O'Neill; brother in law, Don Linquist and
wife, Charlotte of O'Neill, nieces and nephews.
His father preceded Tom in death.
| Wiley - Beulah Eathel Hoffman, 99, of Bedford, Iowa, died Thursday, December 16, 2004, at the
Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center, Bedford ,IA, where she had been a resident
for the past seven years. Beulah was born December 25, 1904, in Taylor
County, Iowa, the daughter of Frank Elmer Diggs and Alta Jane Hoffman.
She was the second of ten children and would have celebrated her 100 birthday
on December 25th. Beulah married Loran Lewis Wiley on February 1, 1922,
in Clarinda, Iowa, Loran preceded her in death on December 2, 1986. They
farmed for several years in Adams County, Iowa, then moved to Texas in
1944, later Rialto, California, and then returned to farming around Gravity,
Beulah had worked as a motel housekeeper in San Bernardino, CA and a farm
wife in Iowa. Beulah's hobbies were quilting, cooking, gardening and spending
time with family and friends.
Beulah is survived by her children: Robert Wiley and wife Lela of Basehor,
KS, Donald Wiley and wife Elizabeth of Basehor, KS Shirley Biel of Rialto,
CA. Clifford Wiley and wife Patty, of Rosburg, WA, and Kathryn Webb and
husband Dick of Elk Grove, CA. Twenty grandchildren, thirty three great
grandchildren and twenty four great great grandchildren, brothers Harley
Diggs of Clarinda, IA, and Frances Diggs and wife Rita of Clarinda, IA,
sister Elzene Diggs of Clarinda, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Harold, five sisters
Zella Wiley, Lela Wirth, Elma Schooling, Stella Nickell and Lavon Dugan,
one brother Hildred Diggs.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004 at
the United Methodist Church in Nodaway, IA. Burial will be in the Maple
Grove Cemetery, Guss, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Bedford Nursing
and Rehab Center or the Nodaway Methodist Church. Wolfe Funeral Home in
Villisca are in charge of the arrangements.
 Williams, Bertha
Funeral services for Bertha Williams, age 96, of Lenox,
who died Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at the Lenox Care Center were held Saturday,
June 2, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lenox Christian Church. Interment will
be held at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be given in
Bertha's name. 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 Lenox.
 Williams, Leona
Funeral Services for Leona Williams, age 84 of Athelstan
who died Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at the Mount Ayr
Health Care Center were held Saturday, March 3, 2007 at
2:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford.
Interment was held in the Athelstan Cemetery. Memorials
can be given in Leona'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
 Wirth, Virginia Maxine Walters
Virginia Maxine Wirth, daughter of Albert Ross Walters and Estella
(Fulk) Walters was born May 1, 1925 in Page County, Iowa and passed
from this life October 9, 2007 at Osceola Nursing & Rehab at 82
years of age. Virginia received her education at the Mt. Joy Schools
and graduated from Clarinda High School. She was united in marriage
to Paul Everett Wirth on November 14, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, and four
children blessed this union.
Wise, Kenneth Michael, age 57, of rural Villisca passed away on Wednesday
evening, May 25, 2005 at his residence following a brief illness. He was
born May 19, 1948 in Maryville, Missouri, the son of Ralph Shelby and
Edna Mae (Abbey) Wise.
The majority of his childhood was spent on the family farm near Siam,
Iowa, in Taylor County. Kenneth graduated from Bedford High School in
1966. He furthered his education at Iowa Western Community College and
at Northwest Missouri State University.
He was married to Jacqueline Lynn Simmons, and they had a son, Michael
Todd Wise. Kenneth started with the Red Oak Fire Department in October
of 1970 and retired in September of 1985. During this time, he served
in the capacity of Firefighter, 1st Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief and
Fire Chief. He was last employed at the Clarinda Academy as a youth counselor.
On November 6, 1982, he was married to Diana Lynne Arthur in Red Oak,
Iowa, and they resided outside of Villisca near Viking Lake. At this time,
Kenneth became a father to David and Katina. His hobbies included hunting,
his gun business, fishing and gardening.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Diana of the home; children, Mike Wise and
his wife Diane of Red Oak, IA, David Stalder of Yorktown, IA, Katina Antonucci
and her husband Glenn of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Chavis, Colby and Colin
Wise, Netosha and Tory Stalder, Laura Brown and Emily Antonucci; brother,
Philip Wise and his wife Chris of Keokuk, IA; nephew, Todd Wise of Keokuk,
IA; father-in-law and mother-in law, Arnold Sump and Dorothy Arthur of
Clarinda, IA, along with other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held Saturday, May 28, 2005 at First United Methodist
Church in Red Oak with Rev Nancy Schultz officiating. Burial at Summit
Cemetery, Yorktown, Ia. A memorial fund is being established in Kenneth's
name. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda is in charge of arrangements.
Wiseman, Hazel Sharr.
Services for Hazel Wiseman, age 86 of Bedford who died Monday, January
30, 2006 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning were held Thursday,
February 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at
the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford.
was held in the Hopkins Cemetery in Hopkins, Missouri. Memorials can be
to the cemetery or to hospice.
Marie (Sharr) Wiseman was born December 29, 1919, in Pickering, Missouri
daughter of Ira Manford Sharr and Elsie Lorene Treese Sharr. She grew
up in the Pickering area
attending school. On May 18, 1937 she was united in marriage to Leland
Maryville, Missouri. They were blessed with the birth of a son Larry and
and Leland lived in the Hopkins area, and because of Hazel's asthma problems,
moved to California in the mid 1950's, returning to Hopkins in the early
worked for St. Joe Light & Power Company for many years and later
worked as a bookkeeper
for St. Francis Hospital in Maryville and also for the Allison Ford Motor
Company. In 1982,
after retirement she and Leland moved to Bedford where she helped her
son Larry for a
few years at Wiseman Furniture.
The couple loved to dance to country music, and they enjoyed attending
the local dances in
the area on the weekends as often as possible. Hazel enjoyed quilting
and doing embroidery
on tea towels. She was an excellent cook specializing in fried chicken
chicken and noodles. She was active when her children were younger, supporting
them in their
activities which included horse shows, parades and trail rides. She was
a member of the
Primitive Baptist Church in Orrsburg, Missouri.
Left to cherish Hazel's memory are her loving husband of 67 years, Leland
Bedford; a son Larry Wiseman and wife Sharon of Bedford; a daughter, Marilyn
husband Carroll of Clarinda; four grandchildren, Rick and Randy Sheley,
Jeff Wiseman and Gayle Wiseman (Christensen) eight great-grandchildren,
Jamie, Megan, Josh, Seth, Erica, Tyler, Leslie and Seth; and two great-great
grandchildren, Adrian and Peyton.
Preceding Hazel in death are her parents Ira and Elsie Sharr; three brothers,
Earl Sharr, Dick
(Ernest) Sharr and Wilbur Sharr; and a sister Gracie McHargue.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn Hazel's passing.
 Woods, Verna Maxine Stephenson, 81, Maryville,
MO, formerly of Hopkins, MO and Bedford, IA, died Sunday, June 12, 2005,
at Village Care Center in Maryville, MO.
She was born march 27, 1924 in Gentry, MO to the late Seth and Ethel
She was a member of Stanberry Methodist Church.
Mrs. Woods was preceded in death by her parents; son, William Curtis
Woods; daughter, Carolyn Hasenfratz; grandchildren: Lisa Glidden Angela
Woods; great-granddaughter Candace Wilcox; and
brother, Oren Wayne Stephenson.
Survivors area 2 daughters: Nancy Curtis, Savannah, MO; and Ethel Glidden,
Clarinda, IA; 6 sons: Russell, Corning, IA; Lloyd and Charles, Hopkins,
MO; Earl, Maryville, MO; Garry, Hamburg, IA; and Larry, Clarinda IA; 2
sisters: Hazel Leeder, Savannah, MO; and Carroll Hager, Longmont, Colorado;
brother: Raymond Stephenson, Albany, MO; thirty eight grandchildren and
fifty four great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service were held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2005 Price Funeral
Home Chapel, Maryville, MO. burial at High Ridge Cemetery Stanberry, MO.
Memorials may be sent to SSM Hospice of Northwest Missouri or American
Woodward, Wayne E. "Woody"
Wayne E. "Woody" Woodward, 77, of Council Bluffs, Iowa
passed away February 15, 2007 at Mercy Hospital.
 Woolley, Mildred Brunotte
Funeral services for Mildred Woolley, age 93, of Lenox,
who died Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at the Lenox Care
Center were held Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
at the United Presbyterian Church. Interment will be
held at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials
can be directed to the Lenox Ambulance Service.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral
Home of Lenox.
Mildred Virgene Brunotte Woolley was born in Leon,
Iowa on December 1, 1911, the daughter of Gustav
Brunotte and Bessie (Stanford) Brunotte. She grew up in
the Leon area and graduated from the Leon High School
with the Class of 1931. On August 14, 1932, she was
united in marriage to Delbert Woolley. To this union
four children were born. The family moved to Lenox,
Iowa in 1947, where she was employed by Lenox area
businesses until 1984, when she retired and made a home
at Sunrise Apartments. At the age of 85, she entered the
Lenox Care Center.
Mildred enjoyed traveling, playing cards, eating out with
friends and especially spending time with her family.
Her family was her life and she was active in their lives
and committed to each of them. She truly enjoyed her
grandchildren and always loved to entertain them.
Left to cherish Mildred's memory are her two daughters,
Wanda Wurster and husband Ron of Lenox; and Susy
Brokaw and husband Frank of South Bend, Indiana; a
son, Fred Woolley and wife Linda of Glenwood, Iowa;
sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; her husband;
a brother Gerald Brunotte; a sister Nadene Reynolds; a
daughter Donna Paul; and an infant granddaughter Amy
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn
 Wright, Lee W., passed away peacefully
on Monday, April 18, 2005 after suffering a debilitating stroke in July
1995. He was born on November 6, 1918 in Bedford, Iowa the sixth of
ten children to David
Bennett "Ben" and Florence (Bullock) Wright.
Lee joined the US Navy, serving on the USS Spica, USS St. Paul, during
the Pacific Theatre of WWII. Lee moved to Dallas, Ore. in 1948 first
working as a taxi driver, then for Standard/Chevron. He later owned
and operated the Mobil Station on the corner of Church Street and Washington
Street, "Lee's Auto Service, expanding the business to North Dallas
in 1965. He retires in 1986. Lee was a member of Rotary
and the Odd Fellows serving as lodge secretary for several years. He
enjoyed gardening, pinochle, and traveling.
Lee is survived by his wife, Alvina of Salem; children, Stuart and
Marilyn Wright, Sharon and Wayne Embree. Steven and Pricilla Wright,
and Craig Wright; step children, Rosalie and Merle Neufeld, Kenton
Burbank, Benson and Jeanne Burbank, and Elana Burbank; sister, Mildred
(Dean) Nelson; brother, Cecil (Verla) Wright; grandchildren, Holli,
David, Megan, Brian, Matthew, Adam, and Justin; step-grandchildren,
Jenell, Lori, Shelly, Ryan, Mitchell, Hailey, Emma, and Kylee; and three
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center with internment following at Dallas
Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Heart association or
American diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.
 Wallace, Kent Gregory
- Funeral Services for Kent Wallace of Gravity and lifelong resident
of Taylor County were held August 10 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church
in Bedford with Pastor Stanley Pedersen of Indianola officiating at
the services assisted by Pastor Ross Keyt of Gravity.
Kent Gregory Wallace, son of Robert and Amanda Wallace, was born west
of Gravity, Ia., on September 19, 1888, and died in the Corning Hopsital
on August 7, 1976, at the age of 87.
After attending school at Ladoga he went to high school and college
at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
On September 16, 1914, he was married to Hazel Chandler and the couple
engaged in farming and lived within the same square mile for over 61
years. At the time of his death the couple were still living in the
same house in which they were married.
Two sons are living in the area, Sterling, a medical technologist and
Gordon, a dentist. Both, in recent years, moved back to Iowa from Colorado
and practice their professions at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute
as well as operating the home farm.
Four grandchildren survived their grandfather, Gregory Kent, Debra
Lou, Earl Mark and Gordon Joel Wallace.
A sister, Vera Nethery, preceded him in death.
One niece and one nephew also survive: Genevieve Dinger of Burbank,
California, and Wallace Nethery of Los Angeles, Calif., who was a pallbearer
at the funeral.
He has been a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church all his life
and belongs to the local Bedford congregation.
Kent Wallace enjoyed a long, useful and active life and thoroughly
enjoyed the rural area where he spent his entire life.
Bedford Times-Press, Bedford, Iowa, Aug 12, 1976
 Wallace, Hazel Chandler
- Funeral services for Mrs Kent (Hazel) Wallace, 90, of Gravity, Iowa,
held March 19 in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bedford, were officiated
by Rev Ross Keyt and Pastor Peter Dible. Mrs Wallace died March 17,
1983 in Rosary Hospital, Corning, Iowa. Interment was at Washington
cemetery, Gravity, Ia.
Hazel Chandler Wallace, daughter of Leslie and Lou Chandler, was born
southwest of Gravity, Iowa on August 7, 1892.
After attending the Hickory Grove Country School, she later graduated
from the Bedford High School. On September 16, 1914 she was married
to Kent Gregory Wallace and the couple engaged in farming, living in
the same square mile all of their 61 years of marriage. She was preceded
in death by her husband on August 7, 1976.
The first born son died soon after birth. Two other sons survive, Gordon,
a dentist, and Sterling, a Medical Technologist. Both moved back to
Iowa from Colorado a number of years ago so they could be near their
parents during their final years of life. They live on the home farm
with their wives, Leta and Marilyn, and actively continue its operation.
Four grandchildren also survive, Gregory Kent, Debra Lou, Earl Mark
and Gordon Joel. Also, there are two great grandchildren, Tara and Byran
Wallace. One sister, Ruth Carson, preceded her in death.
Hazel was a long time member of the Seventh-day Adventist church, being
a member of the Ladoga Church and a charter member of the Bedford church.
She enjoyed a long, active life and was an original member of the Wild
Rose Neighborhood Club. Also, she was a long time member of the Gravity
She enjoyed the blessings of many friends. Throughout all her life
she was a firm believer in the Bible Promises and is now resting in
sleep awaiting the Resurrection Dayl
Bedford Times-Press, Bedford, Iowa, Mar 24, 1983
Woldruff, Maye Hankins Parsons -
MAYE PARSONS WOLDRUFF - Maye (Parsons) Woldruff, age 90 of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of New Market, Iowa, died Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2002 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Burial was at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Shambaugh Methodist Church or Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.
Maye Lucille Parsons Woldruff was born March 29, 1912, in Mason Township, Taylor County, Iowa, one mile south of New Market, Iowa to James Hankins and Effie Bunker Hankins. Maye graduated from New Market High School in 1931. She was united in marriage January 15, 1934, at Maryville, Missouri, to Merle Robert Parsons who preceded her in death November 1978. She was united in marriage May 29, 1987, to George Woldruff who also preceded her in death June 1994. Maye and Merle owned and operated a grocery store in New Market, Iowa, 1948-1969 and sold the store in 1969 because of poor health. Maye loved to play piano. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Preceding Maye in death were her parents; husbands; brother, Kenneth J. Hankins; sisters, Arlene Hanson and Helen Martin. Survivors include her sons, Donald R. Parson and wife, Sue of Norwalk, and Richard L. Parsons and wife, Jean of New Market, four
grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five step-children; ten step grandchildren and several step great grand-
children; sister-in-law, Reginal Hankins of Norwalk and
brother-in-law, Albert H. Martin of Tempe, Arizona; several
nieces and nephews. [Bedford Times-Press
, Bedford, Iowa, Dec 25, 2002]
Weir, Harriet "Louise" -
|Harriet “Louise” Weir, age 89, daughter of Emmett Lloyd and Opal Marie Hunter Osburn, was born on the family farm in Clayton Township, Taylor County, IA on September 29, 1920. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband and son in Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, IA. Memorials may be directed the Taylor County Museum.
Growing up on the family farm, Louise was a “Tomboy”, helping her Dad with the cattle chores, mowing and raking hay and cultivating corn with a team of horses and one-row cultivator, by the time she was 10 years old, milking the family cows, being “water boy” for the threshing crew, and the many other chores associated with farm life, She was active in both Boys’ and Girls” 4-H, showing steers at the County and State Fair; also being on the Blue Ribbon Girls’ demonstration team from Taylor County at the Iowa State Fair in 1937, showing how to recane the old dining room chairs (many gathering dust in attics). Their finished product was a chair brought from PA to IA in 1853 by her great grandparents.
Her schooling was at Willow Street (Clayton #8) through the 8th grade, then graduating from Bedford High School in 1937, where she was on the Honor Roll and a member of the National Honor Society. She worked in the School Library and in Supt. LaMar’s office her Junior and Senior years.
It was during her Freshman year that Louise and her future husband had their first date. After graduation, she and the Love of Her Life, Guy Thomas Weir, were married November 22, 1937 in the Baptist Parsonage, Mount Ayr, IA, by Rev. Thos. H. Boggess. To this loving union, four children were born: Thomas Lowell, Eldon Lee, Donald Leslie and Joyce Marie.
Their first five years was spent on a rented farm in Jackson Township, before buying their own farm in Jackson Township, which needed much TLC. Working together with their young children, they picked up rocks and built fence while raising chickens, hogs and cattle. Every Conservation Practice possible was used besides repairing, remodeling or building new every building on the farm; they even built a new house. “Weiridge Angus Farm” was established as their family grew up, selling many steers, bulls and heifers to 4-H members, as well as in local and State Angus Sales.
It was during those early years that their youngest son, Donald, became ill with Polio and complications, requiring much care and many trips to doctors and hospitals, before he passed away in 1952 at ten years of age.
Besides being a dedicated, busy farmer’s “tomboy” Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Louise was also interested in her community. She served as 4-H Leader for 15 years (each girl was treated as her own daughter), was a member of the Union Country Club, the UK Club, the Friendship Club, the Baptist Ladies, and was active in the local and Iowa State Angus Auxiliaries. She served in all capacities as a State officer, and in 1973, was serving as President of the Iowa Auxiliary when Iowa hosted the National Angus Auxiliary in Chicago.
Louise and Guy were Lifetime Members of the Taylor County Historical Society, volunteering their time and helping with repairs at the Museum. When time allowed, they enjoyed searching for genealogy records. Together they repaired and refinished antique furniture.
In 1977, after their doctor advised they slow down, they sold their larger farm and livestock, moved to a smaller farm where they could continue the country life, Guy could continue his custom baling and the grandchildren could spend their vacations on the farm. They lived all their lives in either Jackson or Clayton Township, before moving into Bedford in 1995, never having lived more than six miles from where either was born and raised.
Louise’s hands were seldom idle. She always raised a large garden, canning or freezing many containers of produce, mowed the lawn, helped with the livestock chores, or with field work; she was always that “tomboy” of her youth. She made many of her and her daughter’s dresses, patched many pair of overalls and jeans (no one went to school or to the field with a hole in their knee), and darned many pairs of socks, which were more like a decoration than a repair. She enjoyed all kinds of needlework--regular embroidery, Needlepoint, Crewel, Latchhook and Counted Cross Stitch; she seldom sat down without something handy to work on. With her husband’s help, many samplers were framed and given as gifts.
Louise passed away February 18, 2010 at her home in Bedford, Iowa.
Preceding Louise in death were her companion of 63 years, Guy Thomas Weir; son, Donald Weir; parents, Emmett and Opal Osburn; all her siblings: 3 brothers, Paul Osburn, Loyd Osburn, an infant brother, Horace
Osburn, and sister, Anita Russell. Also her parents-in-law, Samuel and Olive Weir; sisters-in-law, Irene Henry, Esther Osburn and Shirley Weir; brothers-in-law, Hubert Henry, HK Russell, J.T. Weir and John Colyn.
Her family will treasure their memories of Louise with a Legacy of love that will be cherished and shared by her children: Lowell and Annette Weir, Des Moines, IA; Lee Weir, St. Louis, MO; Joyce and Randy Weiss, Council Bluffs, IA; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Joanne Osburn, Bedford, IA and Alice Colyn, Sabetha, KS; nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2010 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel-Bedford with Rev. Ted DeHass officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. A luncheon for all will follow. Memorials are suggested to the Taylor County Museum. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel www.EFC.cc