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[Flick, Arva]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     July 10, 1919     p. 5

The funeral of an infant child [Arva] of [Charles] Carl Flick and wife [Lulu Scroggie], living southeast of Redding, was held at the Platteville church Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Flannery of this place. The little one was about seven months of age at the time of its death. Interment was made in the Platteville cemetery. —Blockton News.

[FLICK, ARVA, - 1919]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 3, 1919
The funeral of an infant child of Carl Flick and wife, living southeast of Redding, was held at the Platteville church Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Flannery of this place. The little one was about seven months of age at the time of its death. Interment was made in the Platteville cemetery.

[Flick, Charles Carl]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     July 24, 1919     p. 4

Carl Flick Buried Wednesday.

[Charles] Carl Flick died at his home in Ringgold County, near Delphos, Monday and the remains were brought to Platteville, his old home, for burial Wednesday. He leaves a wife [Lulu Scroggie] and three small children to mourn his death. His mother, Mrs. Wm. Walston, lives near Platteville, and an uncle, Wm. Flick also lives there; Hon. J. P. Flick, of this city is also an uncle. Mr. and Mrs. J. [ames] P. [atton] Flick, Mr. and Mrs. B. [ruce] J.[ames]  Flick, Mrs. C.[harles] B. Beall [Cora] and Mrs. R. [ay] V. Lucas  [Maude Estelle Flick] attended the funeral from Bedford.

[Flick, Charles Carl]

Blockton News

Thursday    July 24, 1919    [p. 1]

Carl Flick Dead

Charles Carl Flick, son of John Calvin and Elizabeth [Hays] Flick was born Feb. 13, 1883, and passed away Monday evening, July 21, 1919, at 10:45, at the home of his mother, Mrs. W. R. Walston, near Delphos, after an illness extending over a year. He was 36 years, 5 months and 8 days of age at the time of his death.

He was married to Lulu Scroggie on Sept. 26,1909. He resided near Platteville until 5 years ago when they moved to near Redding. He had been to Kansas for his health but passed away before he arrived back at his home.

He leaves a wife, four children, John, Sarah, Donald and Mattie Pearl; his mother, one brother, Arthur A. Flick of near Redding, and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Belle Turner of Boise City, Idaho, and Miss Kate Irene Walston of Delphos, and many other relatives to mourn his death. The youngest child in the family of children, Arva, preceded the father to the next world about one month ago, aged 6 months and 11 days.

The funeral services were held at the Platteville church at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. J. Laird, and interment was made in the Platteville cemetery.

[Flick, Donald Cameron “Don”]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    March 26, 1903    [p. 1]


Don Flick Breathed His Last at Midnight—Biographical Sketch of His Life.

Bedford mourns the loss by death of one of its best young men. Don Flick breathed his last at 12 o'clock Tuesday night, March 24, 1903, and universal is the regret and sympathy on account of his departure. He was one of God's noblest young men, and his friends were only limited by his acquaintance. He had the love and respect of all who knew him and was a young man of high attainments, noble character and bright prospects.

Don was strictly a Bedford boy, being born here October 22, 1876, and with small exception has made his home here. He was a member of the original Co. I, served three years and was honorably discharged. He went to Cripple Creek where he resided until the beginning of the Spanish-American war. When Co. I started for the war, Don Flick joined the boys at Des Moines and enlisted for the service. He served faithfully in the Philippines and made a brilliant record as a soldier. He returned to San Francisco with his company in November, 1899, where they were all mustered out, returning with a number of the boys to Bedford. He stayed here about a year, when he accepted a position on the Earlville Phoenix, a paper conducted by his brother-in-law, R. [ay] V. Lucas. He stayed there until 1901, when he went to Hamburg, working there until his employer sold out. Then about the first of 1902 he went to Denver and accepted a position with a wholesale paint and oil house. There he was taken sick, but still worked on with indomitable energy and pluck, until his employers urged him to come home on a short vacation for the purpose of recovering his strength. He did so, over three weeks ago, and after arriving here he did not take to his bed for about a week. After he went to bed, his decline was rapid and he succumbed to the call of death, as above stated. The trouble was pronounced to be from a rupture of a blood vessel at the base of the brain. Everything possible was done for him, but to no avail. He has gone to join his mother, who died when he was a very small boy. His father, step-mother, sisters and brother are heart-broken over the loss of this dear one, and have the sympathy of many friends in this hour of sore affliction, May the God of heaven give them solace and peace in this awful bereavement.

Funeral services will be conducted at the M. E. church Friday March 27, at 2 p. m., by Rev. T. J. Ream. Interment in Bedford cemetery. Funeral under auspices of the masons, of which the deceased was a faithful member.

[Flick, Donald Cameron “Don”]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    March 26, 1903    [p. 1]

Death’s Harvest

One of Bedford's Young Men Cut Off in the Springtime of Life After Comparatively Short Illness

Donald C. [ameron] Flick was born in Taylor county October 22, 1876, and, died at his father's home in this city March 24, 1903, at about 12 o'clock, midnight. He was the son of Attorney J. [ames] P. [atton] Flick, of this city and has been known here since his infancy and his death is a source of sincere grief to all. While his death has been expected during the past few days, yet it seems that his illness was comparatively short. It seems but a few days since his athletic form throbbed with the life vigor and strength which could not but be a source of pride and a blessing to be admired, and yet Don lies cold in death.

He enlisted in the National Guards in1894 and served three years and then went to Cripple Creek, Colorado, where he was employed until the Spanish-American war broke out when he returned home and joined Company I then encamped at Des Moines. He went with his company through the Philippine campaign and was mustered out with his company in November 1899. As a soldier he has a record of which his friends may well be proud. He was strong, athletic, and brave, and though quick and impulsive, was ever subservient and courteous to his superiors. He has a good soldier’s record without a blot to mar its brilliancy.

After being mustered out he was employed as a clerk in this city for a year when he went to Hamburg, Iowa, remaining a year in a store there. He then found employment in a wholesale store in Denver, Colorado, where in February he felt the first symptoms of his last illness, which was a form of paralysis. He returned home just three weeks ago, since which time he has rapidly failed.

There was not a more popular young man than Don Flick. He was liked by old and young. He had a genial disposition which let him into the hearts and good graces of all with whom he became acquainted, and his intelligence and uniform courtesy made him a desirable and appreciated companion.

The funeral will occur at the M. .E. Church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

[Flick, Donald Cameron “Don”]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    April 1, 1903     [p. 1]


Body of Donald Cameron Flick Laid to Rest by the Side of His Mother

Imposing Ceremonies at Church.

Last Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock the funeral services of Donald Cameron Flick were conducted at the M. E. church. Prayer was offered by Rev. D. W. Griffith, and the sermon preached and biography of deceased read by Rev. T. J. Ream. Text of sermon—" So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."—Psalms 90:12. The singers were: Misses Fannie Dickey and Edna Fowler, Messrs. W. E. Miller and Chas. King; Miss Minnie Hyde, organist. The songs rendered were: "Abide with me," "One sweetly solemn thought," "Lead me gently home,"" and an anthem, "I cannot live without thee." The Masons, Eastern Stars and the soldiers, comrades of deceased, attended the funeral in a body.

The altar and casket were banked with flowers, beautiful emblems of love and tribute from loving hearts and devoted friends. Among the floral offerings were: Pillow, "at rest," by old Co. I; pillow, with word "Don" in center, H. M. and H. P. Long and wives; star, Eastern Star chapter of Earlville, of which he was a member; star, Eastern Star chapter, Bedford; square and compass, Masons; roses, W. R. C.; carnations, Pearl Barngrover, Creston; white roses, Mrs. Dunning and Mrs. Reynolds; shower bouquet, Chas. McGregor, Creston; handsome cut flowers by his boy friends; carnations, M. R. and Hilda Brant. Besides these, there were other beautiful contributions.

The casket was followed to the cemetery by large numbers of sympathizing friends. The Masons had charge of the funeral and performed their accustomed rites at the grave. His old comrades in arms fired three volleys over the mortal remains of one whom they loved and honored, the following being present: Captain Rennie Fuller, F. E. Payton, M. H. Allen, W. G. Hook, Sherman Neff, Wm. Parrish, Sid Webb, Harlie Stretch, Art Evans, Geo. Brown, Geo. Cusick, Frank Marsh, Wm. Livingston, Bruce Boyd, Roy Reed, Emory Chilcote, Orville Bell, John Swap.

The relatives from a distance who were present, are as follows: A sister, Mrs. Al Cochran [Florence Belle], Denver, Col., and husband; a sister, Mrs. Ray Lucas [Maude Estelle], Earlville, Iowa, and husband; a sister, Mrs. Chas. Beall [Cora May], Gravity, and husband.

Pall bearers: C. A. Orth, Walter Lake, W. H. Gooding, A. F. Luther, John Terbell, Paul Haddock.

[Flick, Donald Cameron “Don”]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     April 2, 1903     p. 6

The Soldier Boys

(From Saturday's Daily.)

The Philippine soldiers who did military honors at the funeral of Don Flick yesterday were: Captain Rennie Fuller, F. E. Payton, M. H. Allen, W. G. Hook, Sherman Neff, Wm. Parrish, Sid. Webb, Harlie Stretch, Art. Evans, George Brown, George Cusick, Frank Marsh, Wm. Livingston, Bruce Boyd, Roy Reed, Emery Chilcote, Orville Beall, John Swap.

It was impossible yesterday to procure the names for publication.

[Flick, Donald Cameron “Don”]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     April 2, 1903     p. 6

From Other Sources-

R. [ay] V. Lucas went to Bedford Sunday evening to see his brother-in-in-law, Don Flick, who was quite seriously ill. He returned home Wednesday morning and received a telegram stating that Mr. Flick had died at 12 o'clock the night before. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas [Maude Estelle Flick] immediately started for Bedford to attend the funeral. The cause of death was complete paralysis of the left side, caused by a blood clot on the brain, the result of a sunstroke received while doing military service in the Philippine Islands. “'Don," as he was familiarly called, was an exemplary young man, about 25 years old, and was connected with the Phoenix during his stay in Earlville. He was also a member of the Earlville base ball team when that club was at its zenith and he has friends here and the neighboring towns who will deeply regret the cutting down of this young life just in its bloom of usefulness and so full of promise. He is one of the many young American heroes who have given their lives for their country's flag. --Earlville Phoenix.

[Flick, Nelle Amanda]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 30, 1962    p. 4

Death Takes Nelle A. Flick

Nelle A. [manda] Flick was born at Bedford, Iowa, on February 21, 1874 and passed away in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 22. She was the daughter of James P.[atton] Flick and Amanda King Flick, one of six children, and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Cora Beall of San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Maude E. [stelle] Lucas of Chicago, Illinois and a number of nieces and nephews. Her parents and two brothers, Donald C.[ameron] Flick and Bruce J. [ames] Flick and a sister Florence [Belle] preceded her in death. Funeral services were held for her at the Duffy Funeral Home in Chicago on Aug. 25 and following cremation graveside services will be held later at the family burial plot in the Bedford Cemetery.

She spent most of her early life in Bedford where she attended the public schools and was employed as a legal secretary and in the banks here and in the employment of the State of Iowa and State of Wyoming.

She had many friends and relatives here who will mourn her loss.

[Flick, Nelle Amanda]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     September 6, 1962    [p. 1]

Service Held Here For Nelle A. Flick

Graveside services for Nelle A. [manda] Flick, who died recently in Chicago, were held at the family burial plot in Bedford cemetery at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 1st.

Relatives who attended from out of town were Mrs. Bruce J. [ames] Flick and Robert Flick of Des Moines and Frances Flick of Ames.

[Houk, Eugene Clark]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 9, 1942    [p. 1]

Eugene Clark Houk Dies At Sheridan

Eugene Clark Houk, 39, of Clearmont, Missouri, dropped dead at the home of his brother, Rex Houk of Sheridan, Missouri, at 6 o'clock Thursday evening, July 2. The body was brought to Bedford and the funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ben W. Sinderson. Burial was at the Gravity cemetery.

Houk, who had been in ill health for some time; was visiting at the home of his brother. He was out hunting with his nephew, Eugene, when he was stricken. Dr. W. R. Jackson of Maryville, coroner, and Dr. C. W. Kirk of Hopkins were called to the scene. Death was caused by cerebral thrombosis, according to Dr. Jackson.

He was born December 28, 1902 at Bedford, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W.[right] Houk of Clearmont, Mo. He attended the Bedford high school and graduated from a high school at Des Moines. He later attended a commercial college there. Mr. Houk was a member of the Christian church.

Surviving are his parents; one sister, Mrs. Eva Williams of Clearmont; a brother, Rex Houk of Sheridan and two cousins reared by his parents, Pvt. Joseph Boyer of Camp Blanding, Florida, and Mrs. Edward Seal of Bedford.

[Houk, Eugene Clark]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     July 9, 1942     [p. 1]

Attend Houk Funeral

Those from out of town, who attended the funeral services for [Eugene] Clark Houk, Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Millbank, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Pence, Mr. and Mrs. Mandel Sunderman, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Holmes, all of Clearmont, Mo.; an aunt of the deceased, Mrs. Myrtle Kent; and cousin, Lewis Kent and family, all of Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Max Williamson and daughter Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Merven Safley of Hopkins.

[Houk, Fred Arthur]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    September 6, 1928    [p. 1]

F. [red] A. [rthur] Houck [Houk] of Gravity passed away suddenly while at his work Monday afternoon. The funeral services were held in Gravity this afternoon. Mr. Houck [Houk] is the father of Mrs. [George] Ray [mond] Johnson [Verna Beatrice] of this city.

[Houk, George Washington]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    March 11, 1897    [p. 1]


A Noted Music Teacher And A Respected Citizen, He Died Regretted by All Who Knew Him.

Again has the grim reaper visited the community and taken from us one whom we all loved and respected.

Geo. W. [ashington] Houck [Houk], aged 30 years, 6 months and 23 days, died at 2 o'clock a. m., Friday March 5, 1897.

This is one of the saddest deaths it has yet been ours to record. Seemingly in the flush of a vigorous and useful young manhood, with a wife [Lillie Maude Hinshaw] and four little ones entirely dependent upon his earnings, the deceased was stricken down very suddenly. He was a music teacher by profession and it was while he was conducting a class in vocal music at the High Prairie church on Wednesday evening that he was seized with the fatal illness. Just after closing his class, Mr. Houck [Houk] was taken with a severe attack of congestion of the stomach. Members of the class assisted him to a house near the church, and hastily summonsed a physician, but he gradually grew worse, lingering in great agony until Friday morning when the gentle spirit took its flight to join the heavenly choir.

Funeral services were held at the First Christian church, at 3 o'clock p. m., Saturday, Feb. 6, conducted by Rev. H. Siberell assisted by Rev. J.C. Lewis. The church was filled to overflowing with those who came to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased. After the services of the church were concluded the remains were interred at Fairview.

Geo. Houck [Houk] is dead, but his memory will be revered by all who knew him; by his neighbors, who ever found him a kind, sociable friend disposed to do the right; by the churches and civic and social societies, that have depended so largely upon him in furnishing the musical part of their programs at public events. But more than all, he will be missed by his family to whom he was all that a husband and father should be, kind and considerate.

[Houk, George Washington]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     April 1, 1897    p. 4

Mrs. Geo. Houck [Lillie Maude Hinshaw], whose husband died very suddenly a few weeks ago will be the recipient of a kindly favor. Mrs. Houck [Houk] and her five little children were left in destitute circumstances, and a number of charitably disposed friends have interested themselves in her behalf and as a result of their efforts a sufficient sum of money has been raised to purchase a lot and build a comfortable cottage. A lot situated in the northeast part of the city has been purchased with funds already subscribed and as soon as the amount subscribed will warrant, the lumber for the house will be purchased. It is understood the Bedford carpenters will donate a sufficient amount of their time to build the house. The funds for the house and lot have been subscribed to by both the farmers and citizens of Bedford. It is a kindly act and will be the means of placing a worthy family in comfortable circumstances.

[Houk, George Washington, Jr.]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    May 20, 1897    p. 2

An infant son [George Washington] of Mrs. Geo. Houck [Lillie May Hinshaw] died at the home in Second ward last Friday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:30 P. M., Saturday by Rev. Siberell and the remains interred at the Titus cemetery.

[Houk, Glen]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    November 29, 1951    [p. 1]

Glen Houck Dies in Indiana

Glen Houk, 55, youngest son of the late George [Washington] and Lillie [May Hinshaw] Houk, residents of Bedford many years ago, died Nov. 22 in Alexandria, Ind. Last rites and burial were there Saturday.

[Houk, Junia Beatrice]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    September 24, 1908    p. 4[


Junia B. [eatrice] Houk was born in Taylor County, Iowa, December 2, 1880, and died September 21, 1908, at 8:55 p. m., from tuberculosis. The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. [bediah] W. [right] Houk [Anna Fenno], living three miles south of Bedford, and it was at the home where her death occurred.

For ten years she has taught school in this county, two years at East Mission and eight years in the vicinity of her home. Two years ago she was taken ill with what terminated as tuberculosis and resulted in her death.

Last June she went to Wisconsin, hoping the change would prove beneficial, but she returned about a month ago unimproved. She was a model, Christian young woman, refined and cultured, and made many friends. She united with the Baptist church eight years ago and has since been a consistent member. In church work she will be greatly missed as well as in the home.

She leaves her parents, two brothers and two sisters to mourn her death. The sisters are Mrs. Dot Shaw, Halleck, S. D., and Mrs. [Ella] May Barngrover, Huntley, Neb. The brothers are H. [arry] W. [right] Houk, Cameron, Wis., and Fred [Arthur] Houk, Gravity, Iowa.

The funeral was held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. McMasters.

The floral offerings were profuse and mute testimony of the high regard in which she was held. The pallbearers were Misses Mary Jones, Nell Goudie, Maude Barton, Clara Horning, Georgia Harris, Evalyn Boyd.

The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all.

[Houk, Junia Beatrice]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     September 24, 1908    p. 5

Death of Miss Junia Houk

Junia B. [eatrice] Houk, daughter of O. [bediah] W. [right] Houk, died at her father's home south of Bedford, Monday evening at 8:45 o’clock. She had not been in good health for a long time but the disease which caused her death was of comparatively recent origin.

The funeral was held at the Baptist church in Bedford at 2:30 yesterday afternoon conducted by Rev. McMasters. Interment at Bedford Cemetery.

Deceased was born December 2, 1880 and at the time of her death was 27 years, 9 months and 19 days.

She was born at Bedford and all of her life was spent here. In recent years she taught school at different places in the county, and thus enjoyed a large acquaintance.

To all who knew her, her death, coming as it did just in the beginning of mature womanhood, has caused sincere sorrow and regret. Her amiable disposition had endeared her to all, and her ability was such that had not death marked her for its own a bright and useful career would have been hers.

[Houk, Junia Beatrice]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     October 15, 1908    p. 4

Remembrance of Junia Houck

There comes a time to each of us when our bodies no longer bear up under the burdens imposed upon them, when God, in his Infinite Wisdom, rolls back the curtains of the Unknown and from the Great Beyond, there comes a whisper, the breathing of a name and a soul has passed from among us, never to return. So, the Dear Father has spoken to one of His children and said "Junia, thy work is finished, on earth, come to Me," and she has responded to His call, and we see her face no more. But her influence is still with us, and her kind and cheering words, her willing discharge of her duty in the Church, B. Y. P. U. and S. S., are our cherished memories.

So we offer, in this, our token of respect and esteem and love, and extend our sympathy to the surrounding ones, and say: "She is not dead, but sleepeth." She still lives in the Glorious Land Above where we, too, may go “ Some Sweet Day, Bye and Bye."

So, dear friend, look up, for the beautiful sun still shines and the birds sing and let us take up our burdens anew, trusting God and saying, "Thy Will, not mine, O Lord, Be Done."

                        By order of Committee

[Houk, Kenneth Lawrence]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 11, 1971     p. 3

Kenneth L. Houk Dies in So. Dak.

Funeral services for Kenneth L. [awrence] Houk, 61, of Rapid City, So. Dakota, were held January 27 at the First Baptist church with the Rev. John Ashley officiating. Mr. Houk died January 23 in Casper, Wyo. Interment was at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Rapid City.

He was a brother of Mrs. Ray Johnson [Verna Beatrice] of Bedford.

Houk was born in Gravity, Iowa Sept. 7, 1909. A University of Iowa graduate, he married Audrey [May] King, Dec. 9, 1933.

He went to Rapid City in 1937 and worked for Mellgren Plumbing Co., until 1943 when he started Houk’s Sporting Goods Co.

Houk was a member of the First Baptist Church, past master of Mount Rushmore Masonic Lodge 220, member of the Elks Lodge, United Commercial Travelers and National Sporting Goods Association.

Survivors include his widow; 11 children, Sally, Frieda, Cynthia, and Audi at home, Mrs. Pat Shurtliff, Mrs. Linda Schmoll, and Stan all of Rapid City; Marvin, North Platte, Neb.; Jessie Houk, Lakeside, Calif.; Mrs. Bonnie Borgman, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Mrs. Virginia Basso, East Greenwich, R.I.; 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Leo and True of Rapid City; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Eggleston, Tulsa Okla.; Mrs. Verna Johnson, Bedford, and Mrs. Bessie McKune, Golden, Colo.

Attending services from this area were: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lucas and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Johnson, Bedford; Mrs. Ilene Hendrix, Skidmore, Mo.; Mrs. Myrtle Houk and Mrs. Ada Beth Wilson of Guthrie Center, Iowa.

[Houk, Lloyd Ross]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 17, 1967    p. 4

Loyd R. Houk Rites Aug. 12

Funeral services for Lloyd R. [oss] Houk of Guthrie Center were held August 12 in the Guthrie Center Methodist Church. Mr. Houk died at his home in Guthrie Center August 10.

Mr. Houk was a brother of Mrs. Vera [Glorene] Egleston and Mrs. Ray Johnson [Verna Beatrice] of Bedford.

Lloyd R. [oss] Houk was born in Bedford January 4, 1893. With his parents he moved to Gravity where he lived until he finished school. He taught in the rural schools near Gravity and in Guthrie County where he met and married Miss Myrtle Mallon, Feb. 12, 1916.

He served in World War I and had been post commander of the Legion for a number of years. He was also postmaster at Guthrie Center until he retired 14 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle and three children and their families: Jack of Anaheim, Calif., Ada Beth Wilson of Guthrie Center, Richard of Grant City, Mo.

Among relatives attending were: three brothers and families, Mr. and Mrs. Leo [Don] Houk, Mr. and Mrs. Truman [George] Houk, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth [Lawrence] Houk and daughters, Mrs. Naomi [Clara] Smith, a sister and Mrs. Mary Houk, a sister-in-law, all of Rapid City, So. Dak.

Also Mr. and Mrs. Ray Johnson, Mrs. Vera Egleston, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crum, Eugene Johnson, of Bedford and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Vore and Bobby of Tulsa, Okla.

[Houk, Vera Maxine Rowe]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 3, 1983    p. 4

Final Rites Held In Bedford For Vera Houk, 65

Funeral services for Vera Maxine Rowe Houk, 65, of Bedford, held February 28 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here, were officiated by Rev. Carl Cummings. Mrs. Houk died February 24 in Apache Junction, Arizona. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa.

Vera Maxine Rowe Houk, daughter of E. [ldridge] S. [mith] Rowe and Edith Risser Rowe, was born April 15, 1917 in Jackson Township Taylor County Iowa.

She grew to maturity in the community where she was born where she attended the rural public school and the Bedford High School.

On May 23, 1933 she was united in marriage to L. Rex Houk and to this union three sons and seven daughters were born: they are Dr. Eugene E. Houk of Jefferson, Iowa; Mrs. Nadine Stanley of Tucson, Arizona; Mrs. Sarah Gray of Glenwood, Iowa; Mrs. Helen Gilloland of Sunnyside, Washington; Mrs. Joan Butler of Colstrip, Montana; Mrs. Betty Bailey of Longmont, Colorado; L. Rex Houk Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Steinbock of Loveland, Colorado; Mrs. Patricia Peterson of Kansas City, Missouri; and Ellis Earl Houk of Lenox, Iowa; all whom survive her.

The most of her adult life was lived on a farm near Sharpsburg, Iowa until five years ago she retired and moved to Bedford, Iowa where she has continued to reside.

She was a long time member of the Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her children; one sister, Mrs. Dena Scott of Sheridan, Missouri; 23 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends.

Her family and loved ones will remember her as a kind and considerate person and she will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.