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[Brookman, George Lemuel]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 22, 1934     [p. 1]

G. L. Brookman Of Gravity Dies

G. [eorge] L. [emuel] Brookman, 91, civil war veteran, died at his home in Gravity Tuesday night following a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago.

The funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ in Gravity Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Gravity cemetery. Military honors will be given at the burial services by Legion members from Bedford and Gravity.

[Brookman, George Lemuel]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 29, 1934     p. 7

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Services Are Held for George L. Brookman

Funeral services for George L. [emuel] Brookman, 91, who died at his home in Gravity Tuesday, March 20, were held at the Christian church in Gravity Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Joe Green, a former pastor. Military services were held at the grave. Burial was in the Gravity cemetery.

He was born in Hartford County, Maryland, Nov. 22, 1842. When but a boy he left his home in Maryland, and went to Hillsboro, Ill., where he grew to manhood. He enlisted in the Civil war at the age of 20 years, June 6, 1862, in company C, 70th regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged October 23, 1862. He again enlisted at Mattoon, Ill., as a corporal in company H, 143rd regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged September 26, 1864.

He came to Taylor County, Iowa, in 1870, where he was married to Miss Ella M.[athilda] Churchill. To them were born five children, four sons and one daughter: Oscar N. [apoleon] Brookman of Muskogee, Okla; Grace N. Patch of Gravity; Roy S. [amuel] Brookman of Springview, Nebr.; Walter H. [enry] Brookman of Gravity; William R. [ay] Brookman of Blanchard, all of whom were with him in his last illness.

"Uncle George", as he was familiarly known, was one of the early settlers in Taylor County, and has lived here since. For many years he worked as a contractor and builder, and erected the first residence in Gravity. In later years he entered the mercantile business and retired from this only a few years ago.

He leaves to mourn his death, four sons, a daughter, one granddaughter, three grandsons, two great grandchildren, three daughters-in-law, and a nephew.

He was a member of the Christian church.

[Brookman, George Lemuel]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     March 29, 1934     [p. 1]

George L. Brookman

George Lemuel Brookman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brookman, was born in Hartford County, Maryland, November 22, 1842, and passed away at his home in Gravity, Iowa, at 11:15 o’clock Tuesday evening, March 20, 1934, at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 20 days.

When but a boy he left his home in Maryland and went to Hillsboro, Illinois, where he grew to manhood. He enlisted in the Civil war at the age of twenty years, June 6, 1862, in Co. "C" 70th Regimental Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and discharged October 23, 1862. He again enlisted at Mattoon, Illinois, as a corporal in Co. "H" 143d Regimental Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged September 26, 1864. He came to Taylor County Iowa, in 1870, and was united in marriage to Miss Ella [Mathilda] Churchill, February 10, 1880, To this union were born five children, four sons and one daughter: Oscar N. [apoleon], of Muskogee, Okla., Grace N., Gravity, Iowa; Roy S. [amuel], Springview, Nebraska; Walter H.[enry], Gravity, Iowa; and William R. [ay], Blanchard, Iowa, all of whom were with him in his last illness.

Uncle George, as he was familiarly known, was one of the early settlers in Taylor County and has lived here since. For many years he worked as contractor and builder, and erected the first residence in Gravity. In later years he entered the mercantile business and retired from this only a few years ago. He united with the Christian church several years ago and was active in Sunday school and church work. He was a good husband, a loving father, a kind neighbor and a true friend; a man of sterling character, honest and upright in his dealings, and will be missed by all who knew him.

He leaves to mourn his death a wife, four sons, a daughter, one granddaughter, three grandsons, two great-grandchildren, three daughters-in-law, a nephew and other relatives, together with a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Friday, March 23rd, at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Joe Greene, a former pastor, and interment was made in the Gravity cemetery.

Interment was made in the Gravity cemetery, under military form, the service being in charge of a firing squad of eight Legion men from here and Bedford, who fired the salute over the open grave and Ramon Reynolds from here who blew taps. The flag was carried by one lone Civil War veteran, Frank Akers, who was present at the service in the cemetery and also at the church.

[Brookman, George Lemuel]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     March 29, 1934     p. 2

In Memory of the Departed

In the passing of G. [eorge] L. [emuel] Brookman, following a stroke of paralysis, another Civil War veteran has answered the last roll call. Two yet remain here in town, B. F. Richardson and Frank Akers.

The long residence of the deceased in this community, and his active interest in every community movement, has made him a distinct figure in the affairs of the town and community that will make his absence sadly missed by many people.

Extreme age apparently never slowed down his interest in life and its activities. The first man on the street in the morning for years, summer and winter, was G.[eorge] L. [emuel] Brookman. Happy when in business and out of business. Always friendly and cheerful, with a happy greeting for old and young.

He was a firm believer in the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of Man as the solution of much of the ills of this old world. His faith in a future life was steadfast, and he delighted in the study of God's word and to meditate on the truths found therein.

His faculties remained almost normal to the end of his life and he could see to read constantly, if he desired to do so, until the fatal illness that came seventeen days before his death.

He delighted in outdoor life, and during the latter years of his life when time hung heavy on his hands, he spent many pleasant days on the banks of the creek fishing. Soon after his return from a day spent on the river he would come to this office and many a description have we heard of the way he landed them and often how the big ones sometimes got away.

He was interested in flowers and fruit, and has sold many fruit trees and vines in this community. Just before his fatal illness he was out taking orders for plants to be shipped in for early planting, which delivery will be made from the home.

He was always interested in politics, and one of the last acts of his life in this line was to circulate and send in the nomination paper of Gov. Dan W. Turner. A nice letter from Mr. Turner was received and read to him as he lay in bed, thanking him for the service rendered.

When funds were to be raised for any worthy purpose here, whether it was the annual Home Coming or merely to raise money for some one in need, G. [eorge] L. [emuel] Brookman was always ready to carry the paper and he never failed to get the amount of money required.

He has gone to his reward. He will be missed by all of us, and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family.

[Brookman, George Lemuel]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     March 29, 1934     p. 3

Mr. and Mrs. O. [scar] N. [apoleon] Brookman, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Roy S.[amuel] Brookman, editor of Springview, (Nebr.) Herald, who attended the funeral service held for their father, G. [eorge] L. [emuel] Brookman, Friday, left Saturday noon for their homes.

[Brookman, Walter Henry]

Gravity Independent

Thursday      January 26, 1939     [p. 1]

Brookman Funeral Friday

The funeral of Walter H. [enry] Brookman was held Friday afternoon in the Christian church here. The church was filled to capacity and some were not able to find seats. The service was in charge of Rev. Buck, pastor of the church, and the music was by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs. Oliver Posten, Mrs. Cecil Morgan, George Roberts and Earl King, with Mrs. Claude Gray accompanist.

The pallbearers were Oliver Posten, E. J. Posten, Dr. Reed, J. S. Francis, Dr. Hines and Herbert Reeve.

At the cemetery, Kenneth Stephens of Bedford assisted by members of the local Masonic lodge, conducted the ritualistic service of the order. The American Legion post of Sharpsburg and Gravity were accompanied by a firing squad and others who carried out the usual military program at the grave.

The deceased will be sadly missed here where he has lived for half a century. His quiet demeanor, his interest in all matters of public service, and his willingness to help at all times has made him a valuable citizen who sometimes is not really appreciated until he is gone.

He was town assessor, secretary of the local M. W. A. lodge, meter reader for the light company when needed and did many other things where volunteers for public service were sought. He was universally liked by all who knew him and his sudden departure was a severe shock to the community from which it will not recover for a long time, and most of us can hardly realize that he is gone.

Walter H. [enry] Brookman was called for service May 13, 1918, was sent to Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo., where he was examined and under quarantine being sent from there to Del Rio, Texas, where he served in Troupe A, 307 Cavalry until August 18, 1918, being transferred to Battery A 51 Field Artillery, sent to Camp Bowie, Texas, was made a Corporal the 6th of September, 1918, being transferred to Headquarters Co., sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma to the school of fire; was telephone Corporal of the 1st Battalion, the only non-commission officer in the Battalion; was in charge of 42 men who communicated all kinds of messages; he was sent from Fort Sill to Camp Dodge, Iowa, and received discharge February 10,1919.

The fallowing obituary notice was read at the funeral service Friday afternoon.

Walter Henry Brookman, son of George L. [emuel] and Ella M. [athilda Churchill] Brookman was born near Gravity on December 18, 1888 and passed away at the home of his mother Mrs. Ella Brookman at Gravity on January 18, 1939. Aged 50 years and 1 month.

He lived on the farm north of Gravity with his parents until he was about nine years old when his parents moved to Gravity. He has made Gravity his home all these years. As a young man he worked at the carpenter trade. He served in the U. S. A. during the World war in Company Battery A. 51st Field Artillery and received an honorable discharge. Returning to Gravity he continued in the carpenter trade as long as his health permitted.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ella M. [athilda Churchill] Brookman; his sister, Mrs. Grace Patch of Gravity; his brothers, O. [scar] N. [apoleon] Brookman of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Roy S. [amuel] Brookman of Springview, Nebraska and Wm. R. [ay] Brookman of Blanchard, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his father who passed away on March 20, 1934.

He was an active member Sunlight Lodge No. 459 of A. F.  & A. M. Gravity, Iowa, and also a member of the American Legion Post No. 578 of Sharpsburg, Iowa.

[Note: The obituary notice was printed in the Bedford Times-Press, January 26, 1939, page 7.]

[Brookman, Walter Henry]

Gravity Independent

Thursday      January 26, 1939    p. 2

Among those from out of town attending the funeral of Walter Brookman here Friday were his brothers, Roy S. [amuel] Brookman and wife of Springview, Nebraska; O. [scar] N. [apoleon] Brookman of Muskogee, Oklahoma; and W.[illiam] R. [ay] Brookman, wife and daughter, Betty Lou, J. W. McFarland and Mrs. Claude McFarland all of Blanchard; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brookman of Creston and Mrs. W. W. Chandler of Dee Moines. There were also members from Masonic and Legion orders from surrounding towns.

[Damewood, Isaac Melville, Jr.]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     May 17, 1934     [p. 1]

Obituary-I. M. Damewood

Isaac Melville Damewood Jr., son of Isaac [Newton] and Elizabeth [Jane McFerrin] Damewood, was born in Page County, Iowa, Nov. 18, 1865; and passed from this life at 10:20 a. m., May 8, 1934, at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 20 days.

On June 6, 1884 he was united in marriage to Margaret Alice Garrison. To this union, eight children were born: Tracy, Clyde [Milton], Asbury, Alice, Martha [May], Coryl, Bernice, Dorothy. Three of whom preceded him in death: —Tracy, aged 9; Asbury, aged 2; Dorothy Dee, who died January 7, 1934 at the age of 22 years.

He is survived by his companion of nearly 50 years, one son, Clyde [Milton] of Gravity, Ia.; four daughters: Mrs. D. [avid] E. Peck [Alice] of Des Moines, Mrs. Carl Werner [Martha May] of Harrisville, New York; Mrs. A. [lert] J. [ohannes] Lunde [Coryl] of Bismarck, N. Dak.; Bernice Damewood of the home. Two sisters: Mrs. Bessie Reggels [Mary Elizabeth Riggle] of Coin, Ia.; Mrs. J. [esse] W. [allace] Hoskins [Martha Carolyn] of Clarinda, Ia.; one brother, Ulysses [Grant] Damewood of Clarinda, Ia.; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild; many other relatives and a large circle of friends.

Mr. Damewood spent the most of his life in Taylor County. Seven years ago the family moved to Burlington, Wisconsin.

In October 1893 he was converted under the pastorate of Rev. Jay Kirkendall and united with the Methodist church in Gravity.  When the family moved to Wisconsin, his membership was transferred to Burlington where he is now a member. He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America Lodge.

He had enjoyed splendid health until 18 months ago from which time he had been failing. His loving disposition endeared him to his many friends. No greater tribute can be made than his working associates bestowed upon him: his dependability, abundant firmness, and comradeship.

He was a good, kind, and loving father and husband. He leaves behind a wealth of memories. His going is an unestimable loss to the family.

The funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church by the pastor, Rev. R. V. Felt, at 2:00 p. m., Saturday, and the body laid to rest by the side of his two sons in the cemetery at Villisca.

[Damewood, Isaac Melville, Jr.]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     May 17, 1934     p. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Alert Lunde left Monday for their home in Bismarck, North Dakota. They were called here by the death of Mrs. Lunde's father, I. [saac] M.[elville] Damewood.

[Hopkins, Alva F.]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     March 29, 1934     [p. 1]

A. F. Hopkins

A. [lva] F. Hopkins, who with Mrs. Hopkins [Evalda Caroline Wheelock] have made their home in Red Oak for several years, was buried in the cemetery here Friday afternoon.

Mr. Hopkins has been in poor health for some time, but his death was a surprise to his many old friends here.

The funeral service was held in Red Oak and the body was brought here for burial.

The Hopkins family lived in this vicinity for many years on their farm southeast of here and have many old friends and neighbors here who extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Hopkins and the children.

[Hopkins, Alva F.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 29, 1934      p. 7

Gravity

FORMER RESIDENT DIES

A. F. Hopkins Succumbs at Home In Red Oak

A. [lva] F. Hopkins, a former resident of Gravity, died at his home in Red Oak, March 20. Funeral services were held from the Perryman chapel at Red Oak, Friday, conducted by Rev. Ira E. Carney. Burial was in the Gravity cemetery. Earl Hopkins and wife of Minnesota, Iva, Gladys and Theo were present at the service.

[Mann, Clara Elizabeth Hartman]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    October 14, 1909    p. 3

(Clearfield Enterprise)

After weary weeks of suffering, Mrs. Clara [Elizabeth Hartman] Mann, wife of M. [arcellus] Mann, died at about 10 p. m. last Saturday evening.

[Mann, Grace Emily Johnson]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday     June 26, 1947     p. 2

Grace Emily Johnson

Grace Emily Johnson, daughter of Scott and Caroline Johnson, was born on a farm near Gravity, Iowa May 15, 1879 and departed this life June 19, 1947 at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 5 days.

She was raised to womanhood in Gravity and the vicinity.

She was united in marriage in 1900 to Sylvester Mann and they moved to Clearfield shortly after, where they lived the remaining years except for the last 8 years, which were spent in Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

She was a loving wife and a devoted mother and a lifetime member of the Methodist Church at Clearfield, which she attended while her health permitted.

She is survived by her husband Sylvester Mann, and a son Dwight and a grandson Dale, all of Des Moines, Iowa.

Mrs. Mann will be remembered by all her relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m., Saturday, at the Crew Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. D. C. Callison.

Mrs. Swan at piano; singing by Mesdames Owens, Richey, Mahoney and Whitmore. Interment was in Gravity Cemetery.

[Mann, Grace Emily Johnson]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday     June 26, 1947     p. 2

Dale Mann, only grandchild of the late Mrs. Grace Mann—is a telephone lineman, and was marooned last week near Ottumwa, and thus was unable to come to Clearfield for the funeral on Saturday.

[Mann, Grace Emily Johnson]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday     June 26, 1947     p. 3

Mrs. Grace Mann-Mrs. Sylvester Mann—died at DM on the 19th, aged 68 years. They had lived for some years at 6800 W. Washington St. N W part of the city. She had been an invalid for many years.

[Mann, Rachel Johnson]

Gravity Independent

Thursday     January 16, 1936    p. 3

Obituary—Mrs. Rachel Mann

Rachel Johnson Mann, wife of Thomas Calvin Mann, was born near Athens, Ohio, March 15, 1843, and died at her home in Gravity, Iowa, at 3:10 o'clock Saturday morning, January 11, 1936, aged, 92 years, 9 months and 26 days.

She enjoyed unusually good health for one of her age, and since the death of her husband, on September 27, 1915, she has retained her home here, living alone most of the time rather than give it up and live with her children as they had often urged her to do.

During the past few months her health seemed to fail, but it was only a few days before her death that she was forced to lay aside entirely the active duties of life and await the final summons to a life beyond this world for which she had made careful preparation.

The end came peacefully, in the early hours of the morning and she is now at rest after a long life of service.

In 1863, at her home in Ohio, she was united in marriage to Thomas Calvin Mann, Civil War Veteran. To this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter. They are: Marcellus, and Sylvester of Clearfield, Mrs. Eva Miller of Perry, who passed away, Dec. 13, 1935; and Fred of Lincoln, Nebraska.

The family came to Iowa in 1875, and located near Kent in Union county. After five years residence on a farm there, they moved to Clearfield, then a new town on this branch of railway, where they lived until March 1896 when they moved to Gravity, where she continued to make her home until her death.

Besides the three sons, she leaves a brother, William Johnson, 95 years old, who makes his home with a son in the state of Washington. Besides the relatives, she leaves to mourn her going, a large number of friends who sincerely feel the loss of a true friend and good neighbor.

Mrs Mann was intensely devoted to a religious life and loved the services of the church. She was a member of the Baptist church in early life but after the disorganization of the church here she joined the Methodist Episcopal church and remained a faithful member to the last.

The funeral service was held at the home here Monday afternoon at two o 'clock, conducted by Rev. Nixon, pastor of the Methodist church here. The music was favorite hymns of the deceased, sung by a mixed quartet, composed of Mrs. Albert Levi, Mrs. O. M. Buckner, L. E. Morley and J. S. Francis. The pallbearers were: Ray Walker, Fred Keith, A. J. Leighton, Jesse Johnson, O. M. Buckner and Dave Foster.

The body was laid to rest in the Gravity cemetery.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were the three sons, Sella, Sylvester and Fred and their wives; Frederick Mann of Lincoln; Harry Mann, wife, son, Charles and daughter Jeanne of Lincoln, Nebraska; Clare Mann and wife of Council Bluffs; Edwin Miller and his daughter, Mrs. Dale Miller and Betty Jane of Perry; Dwight Mann, wife and son, Dale of Des Moines; L. E. Hartman and wife, Mrs. Jess McKelvey, Mrs. Mary Wolfor and Mrs. Lena Stuart of Clearfield.

[Mann, Susanna Helm]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    March 26, 1908    p. 8

Mrs. M. [ichael] Mann attended the funeral of her mother in law, Mrs. Susanna [Helm] Mann, at Gravity Saturday. She returned home Monday. The deceased lady was 87 years of age and died Friday morning.

[Mann, Sylvester]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     December 22, 1949     p. 2

Clearfield

Funeral services for Sylvester Mann, 72, a former Clearfield hardware dealer, were held Thursday, December 15 at the Crew Funeral Home. Burial was at Gravity. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace. Surviving are his son, Dwight and wife Opal, and one grandson, Dale, of Des Moines.

[Mann, Thomas Calvin]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday     September 30, 1915    p. 5

T. C. Mann Passes Away

Sunday night, a little after midnight, T. [homas] C. [alvin] Mann, who had been lying unconscious since stricken by paralysis Thursday night passed peacefully away. All the members of his family were gathered about his bedside when the end came. His faithful companion, who has tenderly cared for him for the past several years, watched over him to the very last. Seeming to have a premonition of the time when the end would come, she told the children the message would come at midnight, and having lain down to rest during the early part of the evening, she arose at that hour and went to the sickroom only a few minutes before the final message came.

T. [homas] C. [alvin] Mann located in Gravity during the early history of the town. For many years, he conducted a furniture store and undertaking parlors there. He later sold out and went into the grocery business, which he discontinued about six years ago on account of ill health. During the past three years he has been in very poor health, hardly able to leave his home at all. He was a most patient sufferer, always kind and appreciative. He was unwilling to be a care to anyone, which trait of character came to him naturally as a result of his experience in the hardy pioneer days of Iowa.

Mr. Mann was a veteran of the civil war and was held in high esteem by his comrades. As many of the old soldiers as could be were present at the funeral service. The six pallbearers were comrades who had borne with him the struggle in defense of our nation's honor. Funeral services were held at the home at ten o'clock Tuesday morning, and were attended by a large number of neighbors and friends. The funeral sermon was delivered by Pastor C. W. Proctor of the Methodist church, and was a fitting tribute to the life that had ended. The still current of integrity, honor, and Christian manhood ran deep in the life of T.[homas] C. [alvin] Mann. The body was laid to rest in the Gravity cemetery. The casket was carried to the hearse between the two lines of veterans. Nineteen old soldiers were present, five of them from Clearfield.

Thomas Calvin Mann was born near Athens, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1840; died at his home in Gravity, Iowa, Sept. 27, 1915; aged, 75 years, 7 months and 9 days. He grew to manhood in the community of his birth, and enlisted in the Union army in the fall of 1861, belonging to Co. C, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

He spent four years and four days in his country's service during which time he was made orderly sergeant in recognition of his gallantry in service. He received an honorable discharge from the army and returned to his home in Ohio. In 1863 he was united in marriage to Miss Rachel Johnson. To this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter, all of whom survive him and were present at the funeral services. The children are Marcellus and Sylvester of Clearfield, Iowa; Mrs. Eva Miller of Zearing, Iowa; and Fred of Lincoln, Nebraska.

The family came to Iowa in 1875, locating near Kent in Union county. Five years later they moved to Clearfield where they made their home until March of 1896, when they moved to Gravity.

The deceased was converted when but a child and united with the Baptist church, and adorned his profession by a good life. He has been an invalid for nearly three years, yet in all his affliction he displayed evidence of genuine Christian patience. He made friends of all who came to know him.

[Mann, Thomas Calvin]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday     September 30, 1915    p. 2

Sylvester Mann went to Gravity Saturday evening to help care for his father. M.[arcellus] Mann went over on Sunday. Their father, T. [homas] C. [alvin] Mann, passed away Sunday night about midnight.

[Patch, Grace Brookman McClure]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      November 8, 1951     p. 8

GRAVITY

Grace Patch Dies

Grace N. Brookman was born Nov. 17, 1884 at Gravity and died Nov. 1 at her home in Gravity. At the time of her death she was 66 years, 11 months and 14 days.

She spent her entire life in Taylor County. For many years she was employed in the office of the Gravity Independent, and later owned and operated a dress shop in Gravity.

In girlhood she became a member of the Christian church in which she retained her membership throughout her entire life.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Ella M. [athilda Churchill] Brookman; three brothers, O. [scar] N.[apoleon] Brookman, Muskogee, Okla., Roy S.[amuel]  Brookman, Springview, Neb., Wm. R. [ay] Brookman, Clarinda.

Her father, G.[eorge] L.[emuel] Brookman and one brother, Walter H. [enry] Brookman, preceded her in death.

Services were held Nov. 3 in the Wetmore Funeral home. Burial was at Gravity. Rev. Evan Routh, pastor of the Christian church in Bedford, officiated.

Those from out of town attending the Grace Patch funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brookman of Springview, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Bus Brookman of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brookman of Clarinda, Mr. and Mrs. Charles King of Elmo, Mo., Mrs. Dan Leonard and daughter of Corning, Mrs. Gertrude Lund of Shenandoah, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peterson of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Loghry of Corning, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Williams of Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. Art Weaver of Clarinda, Mrs. Blanche Damewood and Mrs. Kenneth Lucas of Bedford.