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[Beebe, Mary Elizabeth McBrien]
Wednesday March 22, 1989 p. 4
MARY ELIZABETH BEEBE
Mary Elizabeth Beebe, longtime Bedford resident, died at Dunedin Care Center, Dunedin, Fla. Friday, March 10, 1989 at the age of 90. She and her husband Albert left Bedford in 1972 and moved to Clearwater, Florida, where they lived with their daughter, Eunice Beebe. Two other daughters and their families lived in that area too. Services were held at Faith Presbyterian Church, Dunedin, where she was a member. Interment will be in Bedford at a later date.
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Eunice Howard and James McBrien was born March 3, 1899 in Andrew County, Mo. She grew up in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa. On June 14, 1917 she married Albert Beebe in Bedford, Iowa. Later they moved to Kansas, where they lived in Manhattan and Larned, Ks. In 1932 they returned to Bedford where they sent the next 40 years. Mary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford. She was a homemaker, caring for the four daughters who survive her. Albert died in 1975 in Dunedin, Fla.
Her parents, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She is survived by Helen Geer of Clarinda, Iowa; Phyllis (Mrs. Carl) Bowles of Dunedin, Fla., Martha (Mrs. Earle) Brown of Palm harbor, Fla. and Eunice Beebe of Clearwater, Fla.; six grandchildren, Cynthia Geer Anderson of Wichita, Ks., Tom Geer of Glenwood, Iowa, Bruce Bowles of Clearwater, Fla., Mary Bowles Blitz of Safety Harbor, Fla., Elizabeth Snyder and Andrew Snyder of Palm Harbor; four great grandchildren, Richard and Nichole Anderson and Justin and Curtis Bowles.
Thursday February 17, 1955 [p. 1]
Clyde Bradley Rites Thursday P. M.
Clyde Bradley, 70, died at a nursing home in Bedford Tuesday night, Feb. 15, after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services will be held at the Wetmore Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, conducted by Rev. Wilbur Travis.
[Bradley, Clyde Delaney]
Thursday March 3, 1955 p. 2
Obituary - Clyde D. Bradley
Clyde D. [elaney] Bradley, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. [ddison] M. [onroe] Bradley, was born June 10, 1884 near Bedford, and died at the age of 71 years, on February 15, 1955. He was a member of the Christian church of Bedford.
He leaves to mourn, two brothers, Roe Bradley of El Centro Calif., and Bernie Bradley of Mentone, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Putnam and Mrs. Lela Catuska of Bedford.
Funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home conducted by W. O. Travis, minister of the Christian church. Burial in Bedford cemetery.
Bedford Free Press
Wednesday September 4, 1918 p. 4
Obituary B. F. Bristow
B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Bristow was born March 5, 1854 in Jefferson county, Iowa. He came with his parents to Bedford when about two years old. Grew to manhood in Bedford. United with the Baptist church when a young man. At the age of twenty-one he and Miss Sarah [Ellen] Beauchamp were united in marriage. Eighteen years of their married life was spent in Tarkio, Mo., the rest of the time in Bedford.
Nine children were born to this union, seven of whom, with the mother and eight grandchildren remain to mourn the death of Mr. Bristow.
The children are: Mrs. Mattie Carter of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Emma Montgomery, Ottumwa, Iowa; Mrs Lillie [Edith] Woods, Ottumwa, Iowa. Miss Bristow passed away six years ago. One child who died in infancy, Clyde [William] Bristow, Bedford, Iowa; Mrs. Della Morris, Bedford, Iowa; Wayne [Floyd] Bristow, in France; Irvin Bristow, Bedford. Besides these, are: his wife, his aged mother, five brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Bristow had been ill for some time. For about one and one-half years he has been at the Clarinda hospital for treatment and there he passed away Friday morning, August 30, 1918.
Those who bore his body to its place of rest were his close neighbors and the minister who conducted the service was E. E. Lowe, minister of the Christian church where the service was held Sunday at 2 p. m., Sept. 1.
Thursday February 2, 1950 p. 4
Ruth Evans Denio Rites Here Monday
Last rites for Ruth Evans Denio, 69, of New York City, were held at the Wetmore funeral Home in Bedford Monday afternoon, conducted by an Episcopalian Bishop from Des Moines. Burial was in the Bedford cemetery.
Ruth [Hallie] Evans was the daughter of the late Jesse and Clara Evans and was born in Bedford. She graduated from the Bedford High School with the class of 1898, after which she attended the State University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and graduated there. She then went to Sheridan, Wyoming, where she taught several years in the public schools and where she was later married to George [Ralph] Denio. Mr. Denio died in 1927.
Mrs. Denio spent part of her time in Santa Barbara, California but returned East last fall. About Christmastime she submitted to surgery in Boston, Mass., and was later dismissed from the hospital, the operation having apparently been successful. She suffered a relapse however and was operated on the second time, passing away a few days later on January 19, in Boston.
She is survived by five brothers, all former residents of Bedford, and all of whom were present for the last rites. They are Harry Evans of Miami, Oklahoma; Philip Evans and Fred Evans of Joplin, Missouri; Robert Evans of Des Moines; John Evans of Storm Lake, Iowa.
Others present from out of town for the services included Robert Evans’ two daughters and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mathews, Mr. and Mrs. Lovell Harris of Des Moines; John Evans’ two sons, Edwin D. Evans of Joplin, Mo., Jack Evans and his wife of Des Moines; cousins, John Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry May of Des Moines.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday September 30, 1909 [p. 1]
Mrs. W. T. Head Dead
As we go to press we learn that Mrs. W. [illiam] T. [homas] Head passed away at 1.30 p. m. Funeral services have not yet been made. Obituary will appear later.
[Head, Cordelia Cecelia “Celia” Burwell]
Bedford Free Press
Thursday Oct. 7, 1909 p. 4
Celia C. Head [Cordelia Cecelia Burwell] was born in Millersburg, Ohio, August 4th, 1851, died Sept. 30th, 1909, at her late home in Bedford, Iowa, after a brief but painful sickness of 18 days duration, which filled to respond to the skill of physicians, the wooing of loving heart or the lender ministrations of neighbors. In fact it seemed that from the first the hand of God rested upon hear as His own. In Tennyson it is said as he spoke along this line "God's finger touched her and she slept," and it seems that this great thought most beautifully makes application here. She was at the time of death 58 years, 1 month, and 26 days old.
She was united in marriage to William T. [homas] Head in Streator, Ill., December 29th, 1869, and the two settled in Iowa in 1870 where they have since resided. To this union eight children were born, five of whom are living and four of them were at the bedside of mother when she left them for home beyond. One son by reason of a recent change in location could not be reached in time to be present at the funeral even, but our heart goes out to him in his great loss. The children present were Mrs. Lulu May Moore of Laurel, Montana, Clyde, Ada, Okla, Clinton of Monarch, Wyoming, Edward of Shawnee, Okla and the fifth William T, Jr of San Francisco, Cal., the one who could not be located.
The deceased united with the M. E. church when but a child and for a great number of years held an honored membership with the church here in Bedford.
Mrs. Head was a woman of noble character in its parts. No words that would have a tendency to injure ever fell from her lips. No harsh words and I am sure no harsh feeling found a lodgment in her heart Her heart was attuned to good things and her mild, sweet, quiet disposition leaves its impress upon her neighbors and friends with whom she came in contact. Her life was one to be admired. In her home she ruled by that fine and that subtle force that we call love. She was remembered by Sedgwick W. R. C. of which she was a member. They with other friends and neighbors administered to her during her sickness and followed her remains to its last resting place. Funeral conducted by Geo. A. Hendrickson by request of the deceased, assisted by Rev. Peter Johnson. C
[Head, Cordelia Cecelia “Celia” Burwell]
Thursday October 7, 1909 p. 5
Mrs. Celia Head.
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Celia Head were held in the First Methodist Episcopal church Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George A. Hendrickson, pastor of the Christian church, assisted by Rev. Peter Jackson. The Sedgwick Woman's Relief corps, of which Mrs. Head was a member, took their part in the service, with their beautiful ceremony and followed the remains to the grave.
Mrs. Celia [Cordelia Cecelia Burwell] Head, wife of William T. [homas] Head, was born in Millersburg, Ohio, August, 1851, and died September 30, at her late home in Bedford, after a brief but painful illness of eighteen days duration, which failed to respond to the skill of the physician, the wooing hearts, or the touch of the hands of neighbors and friends It. seemed that from the first she was marked for the Lord, as a beautiful writer suggests, "God's finger touched her and she rests." She was at the time of her death, 58 years, 1 month, and 26 days old.
She was united in marriage to William T. [homas] Head in Streator, Ill., December 29, 1869, and the two settled in Iowa in 1870, where they continued to live until death separated them. To this union eight children were born, five of whom are living and four of whom were at her bedside when the summons came. One son, William T. [homas], Jr., by reason of a recent change in location could not be found in time to either be at the sick bed or to attend the funeral. The only daughter, Mrs. Lulu May Moore of Laurel, Mont., Clyde of Ada, Okla., Clinton of Monarch, Wyo., Edward of Shawnee, Okla., were all at the bedside to bid their mother a fond goodbye till the meeting in the better world than this. The deceased united with the Methodist Episcopal church when but a little child and for a great number of years held an honored membership in the church in Bedford. She was true to her church and above all true to her master and when near the border land told the writer of these notes that she was ready and had settled the questions of the future many years ago. She was a woman of noble character. No word to wound ever fell from her lips. No harsh feelings ever found a lodgment in her heart, for it was always attuned to the praise of God. Her mild, quiet disposition leaves its impression upon all with whom she came in contact and the verdict of every one is that a good woman is gone. H.
Thursday June 11, 1953 [p. 1]
Samuel H. Hull Died Here Saturday
Samuel H. Hull died at Bedford June 6. Funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Benj. R. Hollis. Burial was in Bedford Cemetery.
Samuel H. Hull, son of Daniel D. and Clarissa Curren Hull, was born August 12, 1877, in Gentry County, Mo.
He was married to Ona Mearl Walker May 8, 1902. To them one son was born, Ralph Hull.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Cora Batt of Grant City, Mo.; one grandson Glenn Hull and a great grandson of Blockton.
[Note: His World War I Draft Registration Card gives his birth date as August 19, 1877.]
Thursday March 25, 1965 [p. 1]
Chas. John Rites Held Wed.
Funeral services for Charlie C. [lark] John, 76, of Bedford, were held Wed., Mar. 24 at Madison Street Shum-Novinger Funeral Home. Mr. John died March 22 at St. Francis hospital, Maryville. Interment was at Bedford Cemetery.
[John, Charles Clark “Charlie”]
Thursday April 1, 1965 p. 8
Charlie John Rites March 24
Funeral services for Charlie C. John, 76, lifetime Taylor County resident, held March 24 at Madison Street Shum-Novinger Funeral Home, were conducted by Jerry Sample. Mr. John died at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Mo. on March 22, 1965. Interment was at Bedford Cemetery, Bedford.
Charlie Clark John was born May 30, 1888, in Taylor county Iowa, to C.[olumbus] G. [rant] John and Bertha [Ann] Mothershead John.
On September 25, 1907 he was married to Nancy Edith Patch, who died June 16, 1916. To this union three children were born.
On March 31, 1919 he was married to Cornelia Dickson of Savannah, Mo., who survives. To this union eight children were born.
Besides his wife, he leaves his children: Pauline Thompson and Bernice Thompson, Maryville, Mo.; Harley John, Topeka, Kans.; George John, Bedford; Raymond John, Elwood, Ill.; Russell John, Maryville, Mo.; Glenn John, Fairfax, Va.; Loah Rucker, Villisca, Ia.; Rex John, Borger, Texas; two brothers and one sister, Mrs. Mae Hatfield, Bedford, Mrs. Letha Baber, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Everett John of Hopkins, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sons-in-law and daughters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Wilma [Irene], a son Earl and a brother, Leland.
He was a member of the Church of Christ at Berea. He lived on a farm in Taylor County until October 1963 when they moved here.
[Note: Correct death date is June 19, 1916 according to day of death given in her obituary.]
Thursday November 8, 1962 p. 5
Leland John, 64, Rites Nov. 6
Funeral services for Christopher Leland John were held Tuesday at the Madison Street Shum-Novinger Funeral Home with Rev. Ivo Randels officiating. Mr. John died Nov. 5 at St. Francis hospital, Maryville at the age of 64 years, four months and 13 days. Interment was in the Bedford cemetery, Bedford, Ia.
The following obituary was included in the service:
Christopher Leland John, son of [Columbus] Grant and Bertha [Ann Mothershead] John, was born June 22, 1898.
He was united in marriage to Ruth [Viola] Goforth March 19, 1919 and to this union 7 children were born, one of whom died in infancy. Those living are: Dean of St. Joseph, MO., Dewey at home in Bedford, Doyle of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. Dorothy McLeod of Bedford, Donna at home in Bedford, Mrs. Elaine Carstens of Knight's Landing, Calif. Others who survive are 14 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two brothers, Charlie of Bedford and Evert of Hopkins, Mo., also two sisters, Mrs. Mae Hatfield, Bedford, and Letha Baber, Excelsior Springs, Mo., several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Forty-three years ago he became a member of the First Christian church of Bedford, Ia.
He was a very faithful and devoted husband and father. He was a hard worker and always dependable.
Thursday April 18, 1985 p. 6
Services held for Cornelia John
Funeral services for Cornelia John, 91, were held April 15 at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, Iowa with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating. Burial was in the Bedford Cemetery. Mrs. John died April 12, 1985 at the Villisca Good Samaritan Rest Home, Villisca, Ia.
Cornelia Luella Dickson John, daughter of George Washington Dickson and Sarah Amanda Jane Hunt Dickson was born at Savannah, Missouri June 27, 1893. She grew to maturity in the area where she was born where she attended the public school.
On March 31, 1919 she was united in marriage to Charlie C. [lark] John at Bedford, Iowa. The Rev. Leslie R. Cobb officiating.
To this union eight children were born: George G. John; Raymond John; Russell L. John; Glenn A. [rthur] John; Loah A. [nn] Rucker; Rex W. John; Wilma Irene and Earl D. [ixon] John.
She was preceded in death by her husband who died March 22, 1965; two children, Wilma and Earl, who died in infancy and a daughter, Bernice Thompson; several brothers and sisters; three sons-in-law, Phillip Thompson and Cecil Thompson and Robert Rucker.
Left to cherish her memory are the children: George G. John and his wife Lanora, Raymond E. John and his wife Mary Lou, Russell L. John and his wife Winifred, Glenn A. [rthur] John and his wife Elsie, Loah A. [nn] John Rucker, Rex W. John and his wife Kay, and step children Pauline John Thompson and Harley John; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
She was a member of the Berea Church of Christ since 1919. Her family and friends will long remember her as a kind and considerate loved one and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
[JOHN, CORNELIA LUELLA DICKSON]
Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, April 15, 1985
Cornelia John service held
Funeral services were held this Monday at the Shum Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford for Cornelia Lula [Luella] Dickson John, 91, who died April 12, 1985 at the Good Samaritan Rest Home in Villisca. Rev. Carl Cummings officiated at the service and burial was in the Bedford Cemetery.
She was born June 27, 1893 at Savannah, Mo, the daughter of George Washington Dickson and Sarah Marie Hunt Dickson. On March 31, 1919, she was married to Charlie C. John at Bedford. She was a member of the Berea Church of Christ since 1919.
Preceding her in death were her husband in 1965, two children, Wilma and Earl in infancy, several brothers and sisters and three sons-in-law, Phillip Tompson [Thompson], Cecil Thompson and Robert Rucker.
Survivors include children George John, Raymond John, Russell John, Glenn John, Loah John Rucker and Rex John; stepchildren Pauline Thompson, Berniece Thompson and Harley John; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Thursday July 25, 1935 [p. 1]
John Boy Dies
Earl Dixon John, four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie John of southwest of Bedford, died at the home Tuesday, July 23. The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Leslie R. Cobb, and burial made in the Bedford cemetery.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday February 17, 1921 p. 7
Child Has Nine Grand Parents
In January, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Leland John died. Information has reached this office of the remarkable fact that this child, at the time of its death had nine living grandparents who are: Mr. and Mrs. Grant John and Mrs. Mollie Goforth, grand parents; Mrs. Mothershead, Mr. and Mrs. Will Dawson; great grand parents; and Mrs. John Dawson, Joseph Keith and Mrs. Goforth, great great grand parents.
Bedford Free Press
Tuesday June 27, 1916 p. 5
Harlan Patch, who had been here to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Charles John, returned to his home at Hallowell, Kan., Thursday afternoon.
[John, Nancy Edith Patch]
Bedford Free Press
Tuesday June 27, 1916 p. 8
Obituary-Mrs. Charles John
Mrs. Charles John died at her home southwest of Bedford Monday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the Berea church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Yaden. Interment was made in the Bedford cemetery.
Nancy Edith Patch was born in Union County, Ohio, August 10, 1889. She united with the Church of Christ when she was sixteen years of age and remained a faithful member until her death. She was united in marriage September 25, 1907, to Charles [Clark] John. To this union were born three children, who with the husband survive. They are Opal Pauline, Bernice Mae and Harley Clark. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Patch, six sisters and two brothers, all of whom were present at the time of her death.
[Note: The same obituary was printed in the Bedford Times-Republican, June 29, 1916, page 1.]
Thursday March 28, 1929 p. 4
Wilma Irene John
Wilma Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie John, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant John, in Bedford, at 5 o'clock a. m., March 20. She was aged 3 months and 23 days. Funeral services were held last Thursday, March 21, at the Grant John home at 2 o'clock, conducted by L. R. Cobb, and interment was given in the Bedford cemetery.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday January 10, 1924 [p. 1]
Guy Lambert Dead
Guy Lambert, youngest son of Mrs. Minnie [May Wilcox] Hughes of this city, died last Monday with pneumonia at the Marine Hospital at Quantico, Virginia, where he was serving in the Marines. His mother received a wire telling her of the sad news last Monday. She wired the marine station to send the body here for burial and the Legion post will have charge. Burial will be made on the lot of Prof. Wilcox, the deceased boy's grandfather, in the Old Cemetery here. The body is expected to reach here Saturday.
[Lambert, Guy Theodore]
Bedford Free Press
Thursday January 17, 1924 p. 4
Buried With Military Honors.
Guy L. [Theodore] Lambert, 19 years of age, son of Mrs. Minnie [May Wilcox] Hughes of this city, who died while in the U. S. Marine Service at Quantico, Virginia, January 7th, 1924, from pneumonia, was buried here last Saturday, January 12th, with military honors. Bedford Post 164, The American Legion, had charge of the service.
The body arrived here last Friday morning and was met at the train by a detail from the local Legion post. Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Chapel and Rev. Fletcher of the Baptist church preached the services, and a mixed quartet from the Baptist church furnished the music. Two men from the Legion Post in uniform stood guard at the flag draped casket throughout the services, and pallbearers were from the post. A firing squad in uniform fired the regulation salute at the grave and Bugler Swap blew taps.
A fairly large crowd attended the services at the chapel and at the grave and there were many beautiful floral offerings.