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Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, August 20, 1953, [p. 1]

Mrs. E. E. Healy Rites Here Friday

Mrs. E. E. Healy, 85, long-time resident of Bedford, died at three a. m. this morning, august 19.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian church at 2 p. m. Friday, august 21, conducted by Rev. Benj. R. Hollis.

Mrs. Healy’s two sons, LeRoy Healy of Pensacola, Florida, and Paul Healy of Seattle, Wash., have been with their mother the past few days.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, August 27, 1953, p. 5

Obituary – Mrs. Jessie Healy

Jessie May Soles, daughter of Arnold Lewis and Emma Jane Soles, was born March 30, 1868 at Des Moines, Iowa and died August 19, 1953 at Bedford at the age of 85 years, five months and 19 days. When she was about two years old her parents moved to Bedford. The next year they moved to a house built by the father on the old Gravity road in the north part of Bedford, where they lived until she was married.

She was educated in the local schools and graduated from Bedford high school in 1885. She taught some ten years in rural schools near Bedford.

On Nov. 28, 1895 she was married to Elmer Elsworth Healy. To them were born three children: a daughter who died in infancy and two sons, Leroy Elmer and Paul Vernon.

Mr. and Mrs. Healy began married life in a house, which he built in the west part of Bedford and this continued to be their home until his death Dec. 27, 1921. On January 3, 1922, Mrs. Healy moved to 1202 Main Street and this was her home until her death.

She was an interested and active citizen of Bedford until the very last weeks of her life. Her major public interest was in the active ties of the Christian church. She united with the church at an early age and near her 17th birthday she began teaching a Sunday school class. The past 20 years she was teacher of the Loyal Standby class, which she continued to teach until about two months ago.

She is survived by the two sons: Leroy Elmer Healy of Pensacola, Florida and Paul Vernon Healy of Seattle, Wash.; one grandson, Thomas Leroy Healy, Orlando, Florida; one granddaughter, Alice Kathleen Healy, Pensacola, Florida; one brother, William Lewis Soles, Fort Collins, Colo.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church August 21, with Rev. Benj. R. Hollis the officiating minister. Burial in Fairview cemetery.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 27, 1983, p. 4

Leroy Healy, 80, Dies in Florida

Graveside services for Leroy E. [lmer] Healy, 80, of Pensacola, Florida, held January 22 at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford included Fraternal Honors conducted by Dean Posten and Carl Cummings. Mr. Healy died January 18, 1983 in a Pensacola hospital.

A native of Bedford, Mr. Healy was graduated from Bedford High School in 1920. He had been a resident of Pensacola for the past 42 years.

He was a member of the Gadsden Street United Methodist Church and the Men’s Bible Class. He was a retired civil service employee at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, a member of East Hill Masonic Lodge No. 310, York Rite and was Past Grand Master Knight Templar of Florida.

Surviving are his wife, Florence P. Healy of Pensacola; one daughter, Kathleen Barton, of Homer, Mich.; one son, Thomas Healy, of Hastings on Hudson, N. Y.; one brother, Paul Healy of Seattle, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 15, 1979

Dewey Hensley, 80 Final Rites Held Here February 10

Funeral services for George Dewey Hensley, 80, of Bedford, lifetime resident in the Bedford area, were held February 10 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home with Carl Cummings officiating. Mr. Hensley died February 6, 1979, in his home in Bedford. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

George Dewey Hensley, son of Jacob N. and Bertha Jones Hensley, was born at Bedford, Iowa, March 21, 1898.

He lived in the Bedford area all of his life, and grew to maturity in Ross Township where he attended the public school and the Christian Church.

On August 31, 1918 he was united in marriage to Bernice Lacy at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.[homas] V. [alentine] Lacy.

To this union four children were born: Albert, Coryl, Hubert and Dean.

He was engaged in farming most of his married life and was always interested in the advancements in agriculture.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a brother.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Albert Hensley of Omaha, Nebraska; Coryl Cox of Bedford, Iowa; Hubert Hensley of Bridgewater, Iowa; and Dean Hensley of Dunlap, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 10great grandchildren; and two sisters, Ethel Spencer, Loveland, Colo, and Nelle Polton, Denver, Colo.

He was a member of the United Christian/Presbyterian Church.

His family and friends will remember him as a kind and considerate father, grandfather, friend and neighbor and he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 24, 1972, p. 2

Last Rites Held February 16 for Mrs. G. D. Hensley

Funeral services for Mrs. G. D. (Lillian Bernice) Hensley, 74, of Bedford, held February 16 at the Bedford Christian Church, were conducted by Rev. Ray McCain. Mrs. Hensley died February 13 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Lillian Bernice Hensley was born near Bedford, October 1, 1897, daughter of Tom and Alta Lacy. She received her education in Ross Township and Bedford schools.

She joined the Church of Christ at Berea congregation at an early age; later she transferred her membership to the Christian Church, Bedford where she was always a faithful member.

On August 31, 1918, she was married to Dewey Hensley at the home of her parents. Four children were born to this union; Albert Hensley of Millard, Nebraska; Coryl Cox of Conway, Iowa; Hubert Hensley of Ames, Iowa; and Dean Hensley, Dunlap, Ia.

There are 12 grandchildren, Paul Hensley, Chicago, Ill., Carolyn Mostek, Anaheim, Calif.; Cheryl Rome, Omaha, Nebr., Roger Hensley, Millard, Nebr.; Larry and Ronald Cox, Conway; Elaine Howard of Omaha, Nebr., Jeff, Jennifer, Julie, and Jack Hensley of Ames, Iowa; and Tommy Hensley, Dunlap, Iowa; six great grandchildren survive, Robbin, Brad, and Amy Hensley; Chris and Becky Mostek and Wesley Rome; one brother, Harold Lacy, Des Moines; and three sisters-in-law, Ethel Spencer, Loveland, Colo.; Nelle Polton, Denver, Colo.; Edith Lacy, Des Moines; one brother-in-law, Russell Polton, Denver, Colo.; and step-mother, Edna Lacy of Bedford; cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was a loving wife, a loving mother, loyal neighbor and a faithful Christian. She will be missed by her family and a host of friends.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 5, 1978

Pauline Hooper, 59 Last Rites Held Here January 1

Funeral services for Mrs. Claude (Pauline) Hooper, 59 of Bedford, were held January 1 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford   with Carl Cummings officiating. Mrs. Hooper died December 29, 1977 in Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

[Ana] Pauline Smith Hooper, daughter of William and Blanche Miller Smith, was born in Taylor County, Iowa, January 28, 1918.

She had lived in Taylor County almost all of her life and grew to maturity in the Siam community where she attended the public school and graduated from Bedford High School in the Class of 1935.

On February 20, 1937, she was united in marriage to Claude A. [llen] Hooper at Bedford, Iowa, Rev. Boshen officiating.

One daughter, Janice, was born to bless their home and to share their love.

She was employed by Taylor County for about 25 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Claude A. Hooper of the home; daughter, Janice Farrens of Clarinda, Iowa; two grandchildren, John and Molly Farrens; her parents, William and Blanche Smith of Bedford, Iowa; three brothers, Kenneth, Marvin of Bedford, and Delmar Smith of Maryville, Missouri; aunts; uncle; other relatives and many friends.

She was a member of the Bedford United Methodist Church.

She will be remembered as a kind and considerate daughter, wife, mother, sister, friend and neighbor and she will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, August 16, 1984

Last Rites for Claude A. Hooper

Services for Claude A. Hooper, 69, were held August 6 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford. Rev. Carl Cummings officiated and burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Masonic honors were conducted by Taylor Lodge No. 156 A. F. and A. M. Mr. Hooper died August 3, 1984 at his home in Bedford.

Claude Allen Hooper, son of William T. Hooper and Ester Manenson Hooper was born at Plymouth, England October 17, 1914. When he was six months old his parents went to Fort Dodge, Iowa where he attended the public school and grew to maturity. He came to Bedford in the early 1930's. He was in the CCC Camp and worked on developing the Lake of Three Fires State Park.

On February 20, 1937 he was united in marriage to Pauline Smith at the Methodist parsonage in Bedford. To this union one daughter was born to bless their home and to share their love.

He was employed by and managed the Hawkeye Lumber Company in Bedford for about 30 years. He served several terms on the School Board of the Bedford Public School. He was a long time member of the Bedford Fire Department and served as Fire Chief for a time. He was an active member of the Bedford City Water Board at the time of his death. Claude was a strong supporter of public improvement and shared in many worthy causes to help make Bedford a better place in which to live.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Pauline, who died December 29, 1977; and a brother Richard.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Janice Farrens and two grandchildren, John and Molly Farrens of Clarinda, Iowa; a sister Frances Johnson of Fort Dodge, Iowa; a half brother Robert Broadstone of Grand Island, Ne.; mother-in-law, Blanche Smith of Bedford; other relatives and many friends.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church; Taylor Lodge No. 156 A. F. & A. M. and Moila Shrine of St. Joseph, Missouri.

He will long be remembered as a kind and considerate person and he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, April 25, 2001


Funeral services for George John, age 80 of Bedford, who died Monday, April 16, 2001, were held Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Jellison officiating. Interment was held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials can be directed to the American Heart Association.

George Grant John was born south of Bedford, Iowa on May 14, 1920 the son of Charlie Clark John and Cornelia Dickson John. George grew up south of Bedford attending rural schools. George entered the United States Army serving in World War II. After returning home he was united in marriage to Lanora Vaughn on May 25, 1946 in Troy, Kansas. Together George and Lanora would farm on the family farm until 1974 when they moved to Bedford. George worked for Bedford Oil driving the Conoco Tank Wagon for fifteen years, retiring in 1989. Always a hard worker, George believed in integrity, honesty and service. He was a forgiving man and patriotic. Everyone enjoyed being around George, as he was always young at heart. He loved his family, taking great pride in his grandchildren. George was a member of the V.F.W. in Shenandoah.

George is survived by his wife Lanora of Bedford; three children, Larry John and wife Kamala of Maryville, Missouri; Lori Kirk and husband Jeff of Liberty, Missouri; and Scotty John and wife Carla of Bedford; four brothers, Harley John and wife Zorhayda of Thatcher, Arizona; Raymond John and wife Mary Lou of Joliet, Illinois; Glen John and wife Elsie of Richmond, Virginia; and Rex John and wife Kay of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sisters, Loah Hawhee and husband Gary of Bedford; and Pauline Thompson of Maryville, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Winifred John of Tarkio, Missouri; and eight grandchildren.

Preceding George in death are his parents, Charlie and Cornelia; a brother and sister, both in infancy; a brother Russell John and a sister Bernice Thompson.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 7, 1976

Art Henderson Final Rites Held October 3

Funeral services for Arthur Earl Henderson, 72, of Bedford, formerly of Wenatchee, Wash., were held October 3 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford conducted by Rev. C. Ray McCain. Mr. Henderson died at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., September 30, 1976. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Arthur Earl Henderson (Art), son of Frank Henderson and Margaret Hinkel Henderson, was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa on March 28, 1904. He first lived in Magnolia, Iowa, and grew to maturity in Council Bluffs where he attended the public school and the Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints.

On March 30, 1925, he was united in marriage to Nellie Glynn Miller at Fremont, Nebraska and they; lived in Wenatchee, Washington. To this union one daughter was born, Margaret Anne, now Mrs. Donald Thompson. On August 6, 1944, his wife Nellie died in Wenatchee.

On December 25,1957, he was united in marriage to Mildred Christine Wallbeck Trulson at Wenatchee, Washington. He was manager of a Speas Vinegar Plant for 35 years, retiring in 1963, when he moved to Apache Junction, Arizona.

He, was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents, and his stepfather, Lee Harrington.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mildred (better known as Wally); one daughter, Margaret (Mrs. Donald Thompson, Bedford); one step daughter, Sharon (Mrs. Bob Collins); one brother, Roy Henderson of Omaha, Nebraska; one uncle, Louis Vass of Omaha, Nebr.; six grandchildren, Nanci (Mrs. Larry Tribolet); Steve Thompson and his wife, Darla; Kerri; Lynda; Ronald and Douglas (twins); two step grandsons, Todd and Scott Collins; two great grandchildren, Christopher and Jonathan Tribolet.

He was a member of Riverside Lodge #112, Wenatchee, Wash.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

"Lovingly in the hands of the Father I placed, my loved one. God is closer to him than I, and knows what to do for him."


Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, December 19, 1990


Funeral services for Elsie Goudie Herriott were held Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1990 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa.

Elsie Goudie, daughter of Fred C. [harles] Goudie and Bertha Dougherty Goudie, was born south of Bedford in Ross Township, Taylor County, Iowa, May 16, 1907 and departed this life December 7, 1990 at the Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa at the age of 83 years, six months and 21 days.  

 Her  family   moved  to  a farm north of Gravity, Iowa in 1920 where she attended the rural   school   and   her   high school   was   in   the   Bedford Public Schools and with her family they attended the Bedford Baptist Church.

She was employed by the Meredith Publishing Company in Des Moines, Iowa for many years.    She   was   united   in marriage to Harry Puffer who was   employed   by   the   Des Moines Register and Tribune Company, until his death. Later she was united in marriage to George Herriott who was employed by the Iowa State Highway    Commission    until    his retirement. He died in 1981. Elsie had been at Bedford Manor for the past few years and enjoyed seeing and visiting with friends of former years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands and a brother Paul and a sister Helen.

Left to cherish her memory are a brother, George Goudie and his wife Vesta of Bedford, Iowa, and a sister, Marjorie Maxwell who lives in California; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a stepson, George Herriott, Jr. of Omaha, Neb.

Elsie was a very efficient worker in her chosen occupation; a kind and considerate person who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 5, 1980, p. 8

Last Rites Held in Bedford For George Herriott

Funeral services for George M. Herriott, 74, of Des Moines, Iowa, held January 28 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were officiated by Rev. Carl Kingsley and Rev. Carl Cummings. Mr. Herriott died January 25 in Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Military honors were conducted at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

George, the first son of Frank and Lola Glassgow Herriott, was born northwest of Bedford, August 31, 1906. He attended the Bedford Public Schools, graduating in 1925.

He served his country three years during World War II in the United States Air Force. Much of this time he spent overseas as a tail-gunner on a B-24, receiving many medals for his accomplishments.

After returning from service he was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation as a surveyor, advancing to chief surveyor. He held this job for 32 years, retiring in 1971.

On January 21, 1949 he was married to Elsie Goudie and they have made their home in Des Moines the past 26 years.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Highland Park American Legion.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Elsie; one son, George Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Omaha, Nebraska; one grandson, Todd; two sisters, Marjorie Rankin of Bedford, and Earlyne Shaw of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 19, 1974, p. 6

Mrs. Ralph Jones Final Rites Held September 17

Funeral services for Mrs. Ralph C. (Faye) Jones of Bedford were held Tues., Sept. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Bedford with Carl Cummings officiating. Mrs. Jones died in Bedford September 13, 1974. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Faye Genevieve Jones was born at West Burlington, Iowa, January 30, 1901, the daughter of Otto J. and Susan A. [bbie] Dankwardt.

Her parents, two brothers, one sister and infant son, John Otto, preceded her in death.

She leaves her husband, Ralph C. [harles] Jones; her son, Richard R. Jones, and daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Jones; grandchildren, Brenda K. Jones and Douglas E. Jones; sister, Ruth Gray, and brother-in-law Claire Gray, of West Burlington, Iowa; brother-in-law Ira H. Jones and sister-in-law, Elsa Jones of Phoenix, Arizona; aunt, Clara M. Hayes; and many friends to mourn her passing.

She attended school in Washington, Iowa, graduating in 1919. She taught rural school in Washington County, Iowa for ten years.

She married Ralph C. Jones on August 13, 1921 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 13, 1971.

When she moved to Bedford in 1939 she transferred her membership in the Methodist Church in Washington, Iowa, to Bedford. She was Sunday school superintendent in Bedford for many years and she taught a Sunday school class.

She was a charter member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service, a member of the 19th Century Club and the Order of the Eastern Star for many years.

Her life was built around her family, church work and friends and she was always willing to help at any time when anything needed to be done.

To her family she leaves nothing in her passing which can erase her wonderful goodness as a wife, mother and grandmother.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 16, 1986

Services held for Ralph C Jones

Funeral services for Ralph C. Jones, 84, were held January 13, 1986 at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home, Carl Cummings officiated. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Bedford, Ia. Mr. Jones died January 9, 1986 at Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, Ia.

Ralph C. [harles] Jones, son of Charles and [Stella] Maude Hays [Hayes] Jones was born at Washington, Iowa January 24, 1901. He grew to maturity in the Washington, Iowa area where he attended the public school and the Methodist Church: He was graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1935.

He was united in marriage to Faye Dankwardt in 1921 in Washington, Iowa and they resided in Iowa City prior to moving to Lenox, Iowa in 1936. He was elected Taylor County Attorney in 1938 and they moved to Bedford, Iowa in 1939 where he has continued to reside. He retired from law practice two years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Faye who died September 13, 1974 and a brother Ira Jones.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Richard R. Jones and his wife, Mary Jane; a granddaughter Brenda Jones and a grandson Douglas Jones; other relatives and friends.

He was a member of the State and Taylor County Bar Association; Taylor Lodge #156 A. F. and A. M., Bedford Chapter #228 Order Eastern Star, and the Bedford United Methodist Church.

During his 50 years as an Attorney he has made many friends in this area and he will be missed by his family and many friends.


Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, May 26, 1927, p. 6

J. West Jones

We are indebted to the Lenox Time-Table for the following:

A beautiful ending of a long and useful life, with wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his Masonic brothers and scores of friends gathered in the home he loved so well, the last rites for J. West Jones were held Sunday afternoon. Men in all stations of life were present. The old men, who knew him as a young fellow; young men, who have known his happy smile since their childhood, men who had been associated with him in a business way, all were there to pay tribute to a man who had been such a factor in the making of Lenox.

All over this section of the state the name of J. West Jones has been a familiar one, for Mr. Jones had been an auctioneer for fifty years and had cried sales all through the southwestern part of the state.

On the tenth of last October he invited his friends into the home on his seventy-eighth birthday, just to swap tales of the old days spent together. Just the simplicity of the affair made it a most charming one and no guest enjoyed it more than Mr. Jones himself. On Sunday in the same rooms, banked with flowers, with the same friends and scores of others, the final words of parting were spoken. Rev. E. C. Miller of the Christian church read the scripture and made the prayer, a talk by Mr. Jones’ life long friend and Masonic brother, Olin Geo. Van Houten, reviewed the close friendship of the two through the past half century and told many intimate details of the church, civic and fraternal life of the deceased. Rev. Stroud, of the Methodist church, took for his topic “The Fullness of Life.” A quartet furnished the music.

J. [ohn] West Jones was born at Yates City, Knox County, Illinois, Oct. 10, 1848, and moved to Iowa with his parents when a very small boy and here he grew to manhood.

He was married in 1875 to Margaret Smith, at Prairie City, Ia., and to this union were born four children. The wife and two daughters passed on a number of years ago. The two sons, Carey M., and Orval A. Jones, survive.

In 1888 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Virginia A. Allen. To this union was born one son, Harry A. Jones.

The widow and three sons and their wives, together with six stepsons and their wives, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren survive.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, July 22, 1948, p. 3


Accident Victim Buried Here

Word came to Gravity Friday that Oliver Holmquist, husband of Genevieve Lower, a former Gravity girl, had been killed in an airplane crash Thursday night at Salina, Kansas. He was returning from army training when the accident occurred. A military funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Gravity; burial was in the Gravity cemetery.


Bedford Times-Press

Gwendolyn Jones, age 100 of Bedford, died December 23, 2011 at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center.

After 1200 mos and 26 days Gwen called it a lifetime and slipped quietly and peacefully away, under the extraordinary respect and good care of the entire Bedford Care Center staff and with members of her family at her side, and after celebrating her 100th birthday on Nov. 27th.

Just out of High School with a "normal training" certificate she rode horseback on mud roads to teach at Forest Grove and boarded with Emmett and Opal Osborne to teach at Willow Grove and paired up with Frank Jones for 67 years until his passing at 88 years in 2000. They attended every grand child's high school and under-graduate college graduation from Cambridge, MA west to Salem, OR and from Northfield Minn. south to San Antonio, Texas, with stops at Bay City, MI, Toledo, Ohio, Indianapolis, Ind., Iowa City, IA, Denver, CO, Grinnell and Cedar Rapids, IA and Missoula, MT. All totaled her 11 grandchildren have compiled about 54 years of college.

An 85 + year member of the Bedford Baptist Church, Sunday School teacher, very active in the several ladies groups in the Baptist Church, (a stained glass window on the west side of the church sanctuary was dedicated to her great- great- grandfather John Evans). A 75-year member of the "Union" country club, a travel club, a long time 4-H leader, a very active farm wife and the mother of three children, the results of which are not her fault.

She had a taste for quality and quilted a quilt for every grandchild and was an avid reader who believed that any book worth reading should be in hardback; and had many more positive experiences but it is not possible to condense all the friends and associates of 100 years in a brief obituary.

Albert and Carrie Dalton Turner were her parents, making Donnie Dalton, Bill Robinson, Dick Dalton (of Lenox) and their families her local Dalton relatives. Her brothers Gerald, Haldean (Dick-Betty Turner) Robert and sister Margaret Cobb (Wayne) predeceased her.

On the Turner side, Gerald's children, Phyllis Turner of Ft. Collins, James Turner of California and Donna Koontz recently deceased; Dick's children, Sharon Schmoll of Rochester, Minn and James of Council Bluffs; Margaret's children Lois (Jim) Howard, Madison Miss., Marilyn (Leon) Sanderson, Memphis, Tenn., and Steve (Beth) Cobb Springfield, MO and on Franks side, the children of his sister, Ruby Wintermute who are Louise Dukes, Dr. Dean Wintermute, Helen Moon, Howard Wintermute, Bertha Turner Knotts and Lee Wintermute and cousins Coryl Cox and Richard Jones.

She is survived by her sister "in-law" of about 75 years, Betty Turner, and by her three children and their long time spouses, Laura and Alan Jones and their children, Leslie (Dalton) Webster, Shannon (Jason) Bardales, both of Denver.

Phyllis and David Mainwaring and their children, David (Kim) Mainwaring of Salem, OR, Scott and Geoffrey Mainwaring of Missoula and Great Falls, MT and Kristin (Jason) McCulloch of Missoula.

Margery and Paul Jones and their children Winston Jones of Cambridge, Mass., Dan Jones, Tacoma, WA, Catherine (Rafael) Caballero, Tom (Barbara) Jones and Jennifer (David) Gassaway all of Portland, OR.

And 10 great grand children 9 of whom visited her at different times this past summer and had a genuine affectionate relationship. From Denver, Abigail Gwendolyn Bardales and Connor Webster. From Missoula, Kade, Kenadi, and Chloe McCulloch. From Portland, Adrienne Gwendolyn Gassaway, Sam Jones, Paul Caballero (2nd year at Gonzaga Univ. in Spokane) and Zachary Caballero. Mariah Jones (now 1st yr at the U of Montana at Missoula) could not make it because of a trip with church youth to Skagway, Alaska, counselor at a church camp near Portland and competing at the Oregon State Track meet in the discus throw.

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Jones, age 100 of Bedford who died Friday, December 23, 2011 at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center were held Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Visitation was Wednesday morning from 9:30 until service time. Interment was held at the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Instead of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to the Taylor County Museum or the Fairview Cemetery Association. Memories may be shared at Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 21, 1932

R. F. Hardenbrook Dies in California

Body to be Brought Here for Burial---Services Tomorrow

Roy F. Hardenbrook, at one time a resident of Bedford, died at his home in Palms, Los Angeles, Calif., Monday morning, after a lingering illness. The body is being brought to Bedford, where funeral services will be held at the Wetmore funeral home at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Clark M. Crowell will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in Fairview cemetery.

Mr. Hardenbrook is a brother of Miss Helen Hardenbrook of Bedford, Misses Jessie and Iness  [Inez] Hardenbrook and Mrs. Sam Weir of Shenandoah.

He was a member of the Bedford Odd Fellow Lodge.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 28, 1932, p. 8

Funeral Services for Hardenbrook

Body Arrives in Bedford Thursday---Burial at Fairview Cemetery

Roy F. Hardenbrook died at his home in Palms, Los Angeles, Calif., Monday of last week. The body was brought to Bedford by his wife, arriving here Thursday evening. Funeral services were held at the Wetmore funeral home Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery.

Mr. Hardenbrook was a son of Richard and Cornelia Hardenbrook, and was born near Monmouth, Ill., Oct. 10, 1869. In the year 1870 he moved with his parents to Taylor County, Iowa, where he lived until the year 1903, when he moved to the state of California, where he had since made his home.

He was married Sept. 22, 1906, to Miss Jeanette Marten, who survives him. He is also survived by a nephew, Wayne Marten, whom they had raised as their son, one brother, E. W. Hardenbrook of Acton, Mont., four sisters, Misses Jessie and Iness [Inez] Hardenbrook and Mrs. Persis M. Weir of Shenandoah, and Miss Helen Hardenbrook of Bedford.

Mr. Hardenbrook was a member of the local Odd Fellow lodge.


Bedford Free Press, Thursday, November 23, 1899, [p. 1]

Died at Lenox

Sunday night, Frank Hay died at his home in Lenox. He was a member of Co. I, and followed the boys as far as San Francisco, where he was taken sick, and was for some time in the hospital there. He was brought home where his death occurred from heart trouble. He was buried in the Lenox cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.


Lenox Time Table, Thursday, January 29, 1914, p. 5


On Monday afternoon of this week, the funeral and interment of John Hay took place in Lenox, his old home for many years, but the past 16 years were spent in the town of Springdale, Ark., where lives also the youngest surviving daughter, Mrs. Buseler.

During the night of Jan. 13th, he took a congestive chill, which was quickly followed by uremic poisoning following acute Bright’s disease of the kidneys which, with a cold and weakened condition, resulting from a fractured hip 3 yrs. ago. He grew rapidly worse and the end came peacefully on Thurs. morning, Jan. 23. The suffering and delirium was intense, requiring the services of two physicians and the constant care of two skilled nurses.

Born in Wood Co., Ohio, Nov. 27, 1827, he was in his 87th year of age and remarkably well preserved for a man of his age, having always enjoyed the best of health. He gained such education, principally of the three R’s, as the country afforded in those early days and emigrated to Illinois for a season and thence to Viroqua, Wis. where he established himself on a farm near town. It was here he met and was married to Miss Lucinda A. Clawson in 1858. From this union there were born seven children, three boys and four girls: Milton, Eugene, Frank, Doretta, Ida, Edna, and Lulu.

In 1875 the entire family moved to Yolo Co., Cal., but returned east the next spring and settled near Lenox in 1876, when this vicinity was very little more than vast uncultivated prairie, where you could drive over what is now cultivated fields of corn, oats and wheat. It was here the death of Milton, the eldest son, also Mrs. Hay and Frank, the youngest son, took place, Doretta having died in infancy in Wisconsin. The four survivors are: Mrs. Ida E. Crow, Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Eugene T. Hay, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Edna N. Newman, Thorp, Wash., and Mrs. Lulu E. Buseler of Springdale, Ark.

Eugene and Lulu were both with him to the end, the former having gone from Chicago and both accompanied the remains to Lenox, after a short service at the old home in Springdale. The funeral was held here in the Christian church, where he formerly attended and where Frank’s funeral was held also. He was buried in the family lot beside Mrs. Hay and near the other children.

Pomp and ceremony were not to the liking of the deceased. No clubs or societies could lay any claim to him. Sufficient for him to lead a home life surrounded by relatives and friends, hence no active politics, merely serving in the ranks of the Republican party, not engaging in the party squabbles for party pelf and graft, but voting for what he believed would keep this nation a prosperous, progressive and united people. Though not a regular communicant with any church, he attended most of the time the Christian Church while residing in Lenox and the Methodist Church while in Springdale, there being no church of his denomination in these places. He was always a believer in the Universalist faith and consistently followed this belief.

Never having preached the gospel of Christ except through his life of constant devotion to the practice of Christian Ethics, honesty of purpose and unfailing truthfulness, “owing no man anything save to love one another.” His everyday life, illustrating the text he often quoted, “By their fruits, ye shall know them,” was above reproach.

He made many friends wherever he went, being recognized for his true worth. His passing will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
  There will be a glorious dawn,
In the bright, the bright forever
  On the resurrection morn.


Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, February 3, 1914, p. 5


The body of John Hay of Springdale, Ark., but formerly of this place, was brought here Monday afternoon. After a short service in the Christian church, the remains were laid to rest in Fairview cemetery.


Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, January 23, 1917, p. 5

Alexander Henry

Alexander Henry died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. [lifton] R. Chamberlain, Monday morning, January 8, 1917, aged 81 years, 11 months and 21 days. The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, January 10, conducted by Rev. C. W. Proctor, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Gravity. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.

Alexander Hay Henry, son of William and Margaret Henry, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Jan. 16, 1835. He was a member of a family of 8 children, none of whom survive him. His parents having died during his childhood he made his home with near relatives in Scotland until he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss Isabella Sheriffs of Banff, Scotland, September 7, 1863. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom survive. They are: Arthur Sinclair Henry of Geneva, Ill.; Miss Isabella Henry and Miss May Henry of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Maggie Bailey of Stuart, Nebr.; Mrs. Lillie Chamberlain of Bedford; Alexander Henry, Jr., of Kincaid, Kans.; Walter Sheriffs Henry of Laws, Cal.; and William George Henry of Stuart, Neb. One daughter died in infancy and Mrs. Henry died September 3, 1901. Mr. Henry came to the United States shortly after the Rebellion and followed the business in which he had been engaged in Scotland, the railroad business. He was employed first at Muscatine, Iowa, later at Racine, Wis., Batavia, Ill., Afton, Iowa, and from there he moved to Taylor County, locating on a farm near Bedford in 1880, where the family resided until in the fall of 1898, when they moved to Bedford. They resided in Bedford until the death of his companion in 1901, since which time Mr. Henry had lived with his children. He was converted early in life and united with the Baptist church in Scotland, continuing in that fellowship until coming to Taylor County, where he united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Gilead, and remained a faithful member until his death. He was a loving husband and father, a good citizen and an ardent Christian man. He arose on the morning of Jan. 8th in apparently good health, but suddenly he expired almost without a struggle.


Bedford Free Press, Thursday, September 5, 1901, p. 4

Death of Mrs. A. H. Henry

Died, at her residence in Bedford, Iowa, at 2:40 o’clock a. m., Tuesday, September 3, 1901, Mrs. A. H. Henry, Sr., aged 61 years, 4 months and 5 days.

Funeral services will be held at the residence in Bedford, at 2 o’clock p. m. Thursday, Sept. 5, conducted by Rev. A. H. Collins.

Interment in Fairview cemetery.

Mrs. Henry has been in feeble health for a long time, and her death was not unexpected. Everything that could be done was done for her comfort and recovery, but to no avail. Her husband and children have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement.


Bedford Free Press, Thursday, September 12, 1901, [p. 1]


Died, at her residence in Bedford at 2:40 o’clock a. m., Tuesday, September 3, 1901, Mrs. A. [lexander] H. [ay] Henry Sr., aged 61 years, 4 months and 5 days. Funeral services were held at the residence in Bedford at 2 o’clock p. m., Thursday, September 5, conducted by Rev. A. H. Collins. A profusion of beautiful flowers were contributed by loving friends as a tribute of esteem in which the deceased was held. A large number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Fairview cemetery. The pallbearers were J. H. Fitch, Sidney Putnam, Geo. Dugan, J. S. Boyd, Jerry Hough, Wash. Hall.

Isabella Sheriffs was born in Banff, Scotland, upon the 28th day of July 1840, and was united in marriage to Alexander H. [ay] Henry in Glasgow, Scotland in 1863. The issue of this union has been five daughters and four sons, all of whom are alive and present except Eliza, the eldest daughter, who died in infancy and was buried in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Mrs. Henry was brought up under the very best of religious influences and trained by a mother who was distinguished for her high Christian character, and from her early girlhood she followed in the footsteps of her revered mother. Uniting with the church at an early age she took an active part in church work.

Mrs. Henry, with her husband, united with the Baptist church in Afton this state in 1872, remaining as members of that denomination for several years, but has been identified with the Methodist Episcopal church since 1877. Of Mrs. Henry’s life and character it may be truly said that she was a woman having strong convictions and strong will which was ever exercised in the cause of righteousness, and in those virtues which go to make up a well rounded but Christian character. Her nature was loving and kind and wherever her lot has been cast to dwell she never failed to make many friends who loved and esteemed her for her sterling worth as a wife and mother.

She has been the light of her husband’s life and her children mourn her as they only can, who realize in her loss the loss of their best friend on earth. She was well prepared to die and gave up her life with the fullest trust in her Savior, because she knew in whom she had believed, and that He was able to keep that which she had committed to His trust against that day. 


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, June 7, 1934, p. 8

Frank Hindman Dies in Kansas

Frank Hindman, 49, former barber in Bedford, died at his home in Elwood, Kans., Thursday, following a short illness.

The body was returned to Bedford Saturday for burial in the Fairview cemetery. Short services were held at the grave at 1 o’clock.

Surviving are his father, John Hindman, a sister, Mrs. Jessie Lambert, and three children.


Bedford Free, Press, Thursday, January 22, 1903, [p. 1]

Gone To His Happy Home

Fred Hindman Crossed Triumphantly Over the Silent River Into Eternal Happiness

The casket of clay, all that is mortal of patient, suffering little Frederick A. Hindman, lies peacefully sleeping in its quiet bed in beautiful Fairview, but the liberated, living, happy spirit has returned to the God who gave it, and is now rejoicing midst scenes of wondrous splendor with the angels and redeemed of earth, where suffering and pain and sorrow and parting and death cannot enter, and where peace and joy and love eternally reign. For six months and a half dear little Fred has suffered untold agony, and the end of such awful suffering should be hailed with joy, as the transition from such surroundings to the place he now occupies is certainly most desirable. The little fellow has passed through a thousand deaths, but thanks be to God who giveth us the victory, he has conquered death’s sting and the grave’s victory through the blessed Redeemer. Thus the parents and others left behind mourn not as those without hope, for each one can join Fred in the celestial city and there reign with him and Jesus forever. Blessed hope.

And Fred was prepared to go. He had made his peace with God and expressed his trust and confidence in having been saved through the redeeming power of Christ’s blood. On Sunday morning before the peep of dawn he called the family and friends and Pastor Ferguson around his dying bedside and bade them a last earthly farewell, telling them all to so live as to meet him on the other shore. He also gave away his little trinkets and possessions to those he wanted to have them. After all these arrangements had been made he calmly awaited the end, which came peacefully on Monday morning at 7:10 o’clock. He quietly fell asleep without a struggle.

The funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home by Elder Lee Ferguson and Rev. D. W. Griffith. The services were impressive and many comforting words were spoken. Many beautiful floral offering were contributed by friends and relatives as a last tribute of love and respect. The Knights of Pythias gave a beautiful pillow composed of sweet flowers of the colors representing the order, while the Rathbone Sisters contributed a cluster of cut flowers. A pillow was also sent from the relatives at Shenandoah. Many other floral offerings were also contributed.

Frederick A. [lonzo] Hindman was born in Bedford February 13, 1887, thus was 15 years, 11 months and 8 days old at the time of his death, and had always lived in this city. He was a student of the Bedford schools and was beloved by teachers and playmates. He will be missed by all, but none can wish him back. May his death be a benediction to others.


Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, January 22, 1903, p. 3

Funeral Notice

Died, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hindman, on Monday morning, January 19, 1903, at 7:10 o’clock, Frederick A. Hindman, aged 15 years, 11 months and 8 days. Funeral services were held at residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted Elder Lee Ferguson, assisted by Rev. D. W. Griffith. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

Deceased has for some months been a great sufferer. He has been bedfast since the early part of last July at which time he was confined to his bed, where rheumatism has kept him to the time of his death. He has borne the agonies of his illness with as much fortitude as it was possible for a boy, his patience and resignation being nothing short of wonderful.


Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, April 18, 1918, p. 8

Mrs. John Hindman Victim of Paralysis

Died At Her Home In Bedford Saturday Evening, April 13, 1918

Mrs. John Hindman died at her home in Bedford on Saturday evening, April 13, 1918, aged 56 years. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. E. Lowe, pastor of the Christian church. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

Mrs. Hindman received a stroke of paralysis on Friday, April 12, and since that time she gradually failed until Saturday evening, when she passed away. Mrs. Hindman was apparently in the best of health until her recent sickness. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her, always thoughtful of the sick and rendering what assistance she could possibly give to those in need.

Sarah Elizabeth Clawson was born in Des Moines County, Iowa, October 1, 1862, and grew to womanhood in Ringgold County, Iowa.

She was united in marriage to Henry Wood January 23, 1876, and to this union were born two daughters, Jessie A. and Valentine. Valentine died in infancy.

Mr. Wood’s died in 1882, and in November 1885, she was married to John A. Hindman. To this union were born two sons, Frank J. and Fred A. [lonzo]. Fred died in 1903 at the age of 15 years.

She leaves to mourn her loss one son Frank, and one daughter, Mrs. Lambert of St. Joseph; 3 sisters and two brothers. One sister, Mrs. Festig, of Carnegie, Okla., was present at the funeral.

Mrs. Hindman united with the Christian church in early womanhood and remained steadfast to this trust until she fell asleep.


Taylor County Herald (Bedford, Iowa)

Thursday, July 16, 1942, [p. 1]

Rites Tuesday for Mrs. L. Johnson

Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon from the Wetmore Funeral Home for Mrs. Lois Johnson, 57, who died Sunday at the home of her son near Bedford. She had been ill a week.

Surviving is her son, Donald Johnson, and his wife and daughter; two brothers, Walter Woodyard of Gravity and Arthur Woodyard of Hawleyville, and a sister, Lida E. Wodyard [Woodyard] of Omaha.

Rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hufstader. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.



Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 29, 1970, p. 10

Last Rites Held Here Oct. 25 for Mrs. Lee Hinton

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee (Allie Myrtle) Hinton, 69, of Bedford, were held October 25 at Shum-Novinger funeral Home in Bedford conducted by Mr. Carl Cummings. Mrs. Hinton died October 22, 1970 at Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Allie Myrtle Cain, daughter of George W. and Laura Barker Cain, was born September 20, 1901, at Fayette, Howard County, Missouri.

She moved with her parents to Iowa in 1908, locating in the Yorktown area where she grew to adulthood and joined the Methodist Church in 1916.

On January 7, 1919, she was united in marriage to Lee Hinton at Bedford and they have lived in the Taylor County area most of their married life, moving into Bedford this past spring.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a daughter, Evelyn, brothers, Cecil and Henry and sisters, Gladys and Virginia.

Left to cherish memories of her good life are her husband, Lee Hinton; a daughter, Eva and her husband, Curtis Raper, of Council Bluffs, Iowa; a son, Marvin, and his wife, Beulah, of Seattle, Washington; brothers Earl Cain of Shenandoah, Iowa, Leon Cain of Burbank, Calif.; George Cain Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters: Cloie Cain Stephens of Shenandoah, Ia; grandchildren, John Leet, Marvin Hinton, Jr., Merle Hinton and three great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

She was a kind and loving wife, mother, sister and friend and her life so well lived will be long remembered by those who knew and loved her.


Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, January 7, 2004


Funeral services for Dora Hinton, age 81 of Corning, who died Saturday, December 27, 2003, were held Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sharpsburg United Methodist Church with Reverend Andy Rubenking officiating. Interment was held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials can be given in Dora's name.

Dora Marie Grimm Hinton was born November 19,1922, in Sharpsburg, Iowa the daughter of Thomas McKinley Grimm and Mabel Ruth Hayes Grimm. She grew up in the Sharpsburg area, graduating from high school in 1940. On November 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to L. [eonard] Ray Hinton in Maryville, Missouri. The couple lived in southwest Iowa in various towns and farms. L.[eonard] Ray passed away in 1967. After his death, Dora moved to Corning residing here until her death. She held various jobs over the years, helping her husband running Buena Vista County and Taylor County farms. She worked as a secretary for Farm Bureau and the National Farmer's Organization; she also worked at Country Haven.  

Dora was a wonderful seamstress who could do anything with double knit.

She would make rugs, quilts and crocheted tablecloths. She also worked for Turners Clothing Store as a seamstress for many years. Dora took great pride in her family, babysitting for all of her grandchildren. She was a very independent woman and had to fill the shoes of both mother and father to her children since her husband had passed away when she was 44. Dora enjoyed working in her garden and always had better luck with her flowers than she did with her produce. Money was always tight for her, but she made due, even starting savings accounts for all of her grandchildren. She never forgot the birthdays, and always put other people's needs before her own. She was also a wonderful cook, no one ever went without at her table! One of the highlights of her life was a trip to Hawaii in 1988 with her sisters; of course, she brought something home for each family member.

Left to cherish Dora' s memory are her four children, Ed Hinton and wife Janet Stallard of Lawrence, Kansas; Ron Hinton and Judy Johnson of Corning; Wanda Goodson and husband Carl of Corning; and Gordon Hinton and wife Sally of Corning; a sister, Donna Eighmy and husband John of Conway; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding Dora in death are her parents, her husband Ray in 1967 and a sister, Phyllis Morris.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 29, 1981                                                        

Final Rites Held January 22 For Guy Hinton, 82 _

Funeral services tor Guy Phillip Hinton, 82, of Bedford, were held January 22 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home with Rev. James Dale officiating. Mr. Hinton died January 19, 1981, in Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Ia.

Guy Phillip Hinton was born on June 28, 1898 to Sarah Blane     Hinton and     James Livingston Hinton at Bible Grove, Skyler [Scotland] County, Missouri.

When Guy was nine years old, he and his father came with a cow and a wagon to Ladoga, Iowa, where they settled. The others in his family came by train to join them in 1909.

On September 11, 1918 Guy married Gladys Cain. To this union two sons were born: Ray and Donald.

Guy was employed at numerous occupations during his life. In addition to farming, he worked for the light company, Cudahy's Packing, Wilson Implement, and Vogt Seeds. He was a member of the Bedford United Methodist Church.

His wife Gladys died in 1961. On the 27th of December in 1963 he married Opal Gaule at Phoenix, Arizona.

Guy was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Gladys, and his two sons Ray and Donald, as well as one brother, Lee, arid one sister, Lola Quinn.

He is survived by his wife Opal; one sister, Lula Robinson of Blockton; two daughters-in-law, Dora Hinton of Corning, Ia., and Doris Hinton of Lenox, Ia.; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; six step-children; 27 step grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 9, 1967, p. 3

Ray Hinton, 47, Rites Feb. 26

Leonard Ray Hinton, older son of Guy Hinton and Gladys Cain Hinton, was born at Lenox on December 8, 1919, and died at his home in Corning, Feb. 23, 1967.

November 1, 1941, he was united in marriage to Dora Marie Grimm of Sharpsburg, Ia., and to this union four children were born: Ed of Iowa City, and Ronnie, Wanda and Gordon at home.

Ray spent all of his life in southwest Iowa with the exception of a few years when he and his family lived in the northern part of the state.

He was preceded in death by his mother in February of 1962.

Survivors include his wife and four children; his father, a brother, Donald of Conway; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ed Hinton of Iowa City; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Ray attended the Methodist church and he was a lover of the great outdoors and was especially fond of fishing. He was a kind and considerate son, and a loving and thoughtful husband and father. Ray made friends easily and was happiest when he could be doing for others.

Funeral services were held at the Roland Funeral Home in Corning Feb. 26 conducted by Joe Cook. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Bedford.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, April 6, 1972, p. 4

Hold Last Rites March 29 for Lee Hinton, 71

Funeral services for Leo Hinton, 71, of Bedford were held March 29 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here with M. E. Hinton officiating. Mr. Hinton died in Clarinda Municipal Hospital March 26, 1972. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Leo George Hinton was born April 13, 1900. He was the son of James L.[ivingston] Hinton and Sarah Blain[e] Hinton.

On January 7, 1919 he was united in marriage to Allie Myrtle Cain and to this union were born three children.

He was preceded in death by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Evilyn Edwards who died 10 years ago.

Included among the survivors are a son, Marvin E. Hinton, Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Eva) Raper, Council Bluffs; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother Guy P. [hillip] Hinton, Bedford; two sisters, Mrs. Charley (Lula) Cortner, Blockton and Mrs. Lola Quinn, Boulder, Colo.; nieces and nephews and a host of friends.


Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, April 28, 1993


Susie Opal Hinton, daughter of Jane Parsons McNeese and John Henderson McNeese, was born at Pattonsburg, Mo. on September 28, 1901 and departed this life on April 22, 1993 in Clarinda, Iowa at the age of 91 years, six months and 24 days.

She came from Missouri in a covered wagon to Taylor County and grew to maturity there where she attended the High Prairie School and the High Prairie Methodist Church.  

On September 12, 1922 she was united in marriage to John Dawson in Bedford, Iowa. To this union five children were born: Helen, Mamie, Hazel, Bill and Betty. Her husband, John, passed away on May of 1935.

She married Thomas Gaule in Maryville, Mo. and to this union one child was born, Donna Lee. Thomas passed away in August of 1951.

On December 27, 1962, Opal was united in marriage to Guy Hinton in Phoenix, Ariz. Guy passed away at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital in 1981.

Opal was employed at the Cudahy Co. for 15 years and worked for Drexel Keith Produce for 6 1/2  years where she candled eggs.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, June 22, 1978

Pauline Irwin Huss Dies In California

A funeral service in Bedford is pending for Pauline Irwin Huss   of Ventura, California.

Pauline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Irwin was born November 10, 1918 at Conway, Iowa. She passed away June 15, 1978 at Ventura, California where a service was conducted on June 20.

She was graduated from Bedford High School in 1936 and lived in Bedford until 1943 when she moved to Billings, Montana. She had been in Ventura, California since 1957.

Preceding her in death are her parents and brother, Howard.

Surviving are two sisters, Lucile Rollins of Shawnee Mission, Kansas and LaVerne Irwin of Bedford.

Burial will be in Bedford Fairview Cemetery following the service here.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 3, 1977

Last rites Held January 31 for Mrs. Wm. Hulse

Funeral services for Mrs. William (Bessie) Hulse, 83, of Bedford, were held January 31, at Shum-Novinger funeral Home here conducted by Rev. Carter W. Smith. Mrs. Hulse died in Bedford Manor Nursing Home January 27, 1977. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Bessie White Hulse, daughter of Albion and Martha Ann Lansing White, was born May 2, 1893 at New Market, Iowa.

On December 24, 1910 she was united in marriage to William E. [ldridge] Hulse at Bedford, Iowa. To this union eight children were born.

Mr. and Mrs. Hulse spent their married life in Taylor County. Mrs. Hulse entered Bedford Manor Nursing Home in 1971 after suffering a broken hip.

Preceding her in death were her parents, seven brothers, two sisters, one daughter, Beulah Maxine Le Barre, and one son, Darrel Ray Hulse.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, William; daughters, Mable Briggs, Lakeview, Iowa, Doris Griffin, Abilene, Texas, Lois Cooper, Newport, Oregon, Betty Longfellow, Medford, Oregon and Mary Wintermute, Bedford, Iowa; one son, Marvin Hulse, Creston, Iowa; one brother, Frank White, Villisca, Iowa, 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and loved her.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 11, 1968, p. 7

Final Rites Held Jan. 6 For Darrel Hulse

Funeral services for Darrel[l] Ray Hulse, 47, lifetime Taylor County resident, were held January 6 at the east Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here conducted by Rev. Ollie Odle. Mr. Hulse died January 3, 1968 following an automobile accident. New Market American Legion Post no. 300 gave military honors with interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Darrel Ray Hulse, first son of William and Bessie Hulse, was born in Hepburn, Iowa, on February 13, 1920.

He attended various grade schools in the Gravity community.

In July of 1942 he entered the U. S. Army and was assigned to the 360th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery A, where he served in the European Theatre for his country and was honorably discharged November 2, 1946.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 300 of New Market, Iowa.

Except for the time he was in the service he spent his entire life in Taylor County where he worked at Cudahy, until they closed and for the past 12 years he worked for B [?] of New Market.

He was preceded in death by a sister Beulah Maxine LaBarre.

He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. William Hulse; one brother, Marvin, Creston, Iowa, five sisters, Mrs. Mable Viola Brown, Storm Lake, Iowa, Mrs. Doris Fern Griffin, Abilene, Texas, Mrs. Lois Mae Hamm and Mrs. Betty Marie Longfellow, Medford, Oregon, and Mrs. Mary Ellen Wintermute, Conway, Iowa, other relatives and a large circle of friends.

Darrel had never married. He made his home with his parents where he worked hard and provided well for them, and he would do anything to help others in need.

He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, December 6, 1979

William Hulse, 91 Last Rites Were Held in Bedford

Funeral services for William Eldridge Hulse, 91, of Bedford, held November 27 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here, were officiated by Rev. Carl Cummings. Mr. Hulse died November 24, 1979 in Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

William Eldridge Hulse, son of John Hammer Hulse and Mary Louiza [Louisa] Holland Hulse, was born at Greenville, Tennessee, September 11, 1888.

He lived in Tennessee where he grew to maturity and moved with his family to New Market, Iowa, at the age of 18 years.

On December 24, 1910 he was united in marriage to Bessie Eleanor White at Bedford, Iowa, and he lived in Taylor County the remaining years of his life.

To this union eight children were   born: Mable, Beulah, Darrell, Doris, Lois, Betty, Mary and Marvin.

He engaged in farming for many years and after leaving the farm he was employed by the Cudahy Packing Company until he retired. He had resided at Bedford Manor since November of 1971 due to declining health.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bessie, three sisters, one son and one daughter.

Left to cherish his memory are five daughters and one son: Mable Briggs of Storm Lake, Iowa; Doris Griffin of Henderson, Kentucky; Lois Cooper of Newport, Oregon, Betty Longfellow and Mary Wintermute both of Bedford, Iowa and Marvin Hulse of Creston; one sister, Elizabeth Camdon, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He attended the Methodist Church in his youth. Although he was not in good health and many times in pain, he never complained and he loved people around him and was always ready with a cheerful smile. He will be remembered as a kind husband, father and grandfather and he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, July 5, 1956, p. 4

F. C. Ingamells Rites Were Thursday

Frank C. Ingamells, 78, died at his home in north Bedford Monday, July 2. Funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home July 5 conducted by rev. Clyde Johnson. Burial in Fairview cemetery.

He is survived by his wife. Also by one son, Roland Ingamells and family of Bedford.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, July 12, 1956, p. 8

Obituary – F. C. Ingamells

Frank C. [harles] Ingamells was born in Tama County, near Reinbeck, Iowa, Jan. 23, 1878 and died in Bedford on July 2, 1956 at the age of 78 years, six months, nine days.

At the age of two he moved with his parents to Buchanan County, where he grew to manhood. Later he moved to Cascade, Iowa, where he was employed as a blacksmith.

On Nov. 10, 1909 he was married to Pearl Bevan. They moved to Stanley, Iowa where he operated his own shop and they lived there until they moved to Bedford in the fall of 1939.

He is survived by his wife; the son, Roland and wife; three grandchildren, all of Bedford. There are also four brothers, Floyd of Tacoma, Wash., Harry of Oelwein, Iowa, Clare and Kyle of Stanley, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

He made his choice to serve the lord in 1939.

Funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home Thursday afternoon, July 5, conducted by Rev. Clyde Johnson. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 25, 1982

Last Rites Held March 20 For La Verne Irwin.

Funeral services tor La Verne Irwin, 73, of Bedford, held March 20 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were officiated by Rev. Marcia Wood. Miss Irwin died March 18, 1982, in Bedford Manor. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery.

LaVerne Irwin, daughter of James Howard and Fannie Seymour Irwin, was born in rural Taylor County April 16, 1908. She lived in rural Taylor County and Bedford where she attended the Christian Church and was graduated from Bedford High School in 1927. Later she was a member of the United Christian-Presbyterian Church.

Miss Irwin lived 20 years in Hawaii where she was employed as secretary for Dole Pineapple and The Advertiser newspaper; then moved to Seattle, Washington where she worked as an interior decorator.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Howard Irwin, and sister, Pauline Irwin Huss.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Lucille Irwin Rollins, and brother-in-law, Archie Rollins.