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Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 24, 1929, p. 5
Mrs. Frank Allen – Leah Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hensley, was born Aug. 31, 1874 in Taylor County, Iowa, and departed this life at her home south of Bedford, Oct. 21, 1929, aged 55 years, 1 month and 21 days. She grew to womanhood in Taylor county, in which she spent her entire life. On Dec. 27, 1894, she was united in marriage to Frank Allen, who survives her. To this union, two sons were born, Cecil E. [rnest], and Russell, both of Bedford. Besides the immediate family, she is survived by her aged father and mother of Bedford, and three brothers and five sisters, Tillman H., Jacob N., and James A., of Bedford, Mrs. Lew McClarnon of Braddyville, Ia., Mrs. Stella Keenan of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Bert Beauchamp of Long Beach, California, Mrs. Ernest Tando of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Harry Stephens of Los Angeles, Calif. Also, one grandson, Clifford Allen. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a great home maker. About 30 years ago she confessed faith in Christ at Berea. Last February she went to Bedford to care for her father and mother, which duty she faithfully performed until she was taken sick in August. She returned to her home, where she had lived her entire married life and was tenderly cared for by her faithful companion.

Funeral services were held at the Hazel Dell church Wednesday, Oct. 23, conducted by L. B. Cobb. Interment was given in the Hopkins cemetery.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, October 8, 1950
Services Tuesday For Man Crushed Under Car Friday
Joe Baker, 28, Father of 7, Died Just After Neighbor Arrived to Jack Up Auto
Funeral services will be held at the Shum Funeral Home in Bedford Tuesday at 2 p. m. for Joe Baker, 28, who was crushed to death under an automobile he was working on at his farm home three miles northeast of Clarinda Friday morning. Baker was working under the care when it slipped off the jacks and fell upon him. Mrs. Baker summoned Scott Rogers, who lives at the next place south. Rogers jacked the car up off Baker, but he died immediately after the weight of the car was lifted. He had been disabled for some time by high blood pressure and a heart condition. He had not fully recovered from a new type of operation to relieve the high blood pressure and was able to do only light work. Surviving are his wife; seven children, all at home, Leota, Betty, Karen, Ruth, Grace, William and Jackie; three brothers, Verl of Ft Collins, Colo, Lawrence of Willamina, Ore, and Aubra of Chattahoochee, Fla; and four sisters, Mrs Leola Jones of Gravity, Mrs Geraldine Hamblen of Grant city, Mo, Vivian Baker of New Market and Mrs Vondean King of Clarinda. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev G R McGhegy, pastor of the Assembly of God church at Clarinda. Burial will be in the cemetery at Conway.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1972, p. 8
Sunday services set for VJ Baker
V [ivian] J (Bib) Baker, 53, died Tuesday evening at his home in Hawleyville.

He was born April 2, 1918 at Mount Ayr, the son of George and Angie Waugh Baker. He was married to Evelyn Mack, December 2, 1940 at Maryville, Mo.

He had been a farmer, particularly active in raising and care of horses.

The family lived in Page and Taylor county most of his life. He is survived by his wife of the home and four children: Verl Baker of Clarinda, James David Baker of Shenandoah, George Baker of Clarinda and Connie Rusco of Clarinda. There are 9 grandchildren.

Two brothers are Verl Baker of Ft Collins, Colo, and Laurence Baker of Willamina, Ore; and three sisters are Jerldine [Geraldine] Hamblen of Ft Collins, Colo; Vondean King of Greeley, Colo; and Leola Jones of Allendale, Mo.

Services will be at 2:30 pm Sunday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev G R McGhegy officiating. Rev. and Mrs McGhegy will sing and Miss Aletha Hutchings will be organist.

Casket bearers will be Harold Hakes, E (Bud) Kincheloe, Eddie Fiddler, Gene Maley, George Schmidt Jr, Danny Schmidt. Burial will be at Conway.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1921, p. 3
Nace Benston Dead
Nace Benston, who for several years past has been an inmate of the hospital at Clarinda and who many years before becoming feeble, lived at Conway, died on last Wednesday and his body was brought to Conway and interment was made in the Conway cemetery last Thursday. While there was no public funeral, a large number of his old neighbors took charge of his remains on arrival at this place and laid them away with honor in the old home cemetery. None of Mr. Benston's family, who reside in the far west, were permitted to be present at the burial services.

The later years of Mr. Benston's life was spent in trapping and he was quite successful. Being hard of hearing he did not enjoy associates but preferred to be by himself and his occupation of trapping afforded him this opportunity. Mr. Benston was the father of a large family who are now mostly living in the western states but were unable to get here for the services.

The Conway friends who took charge of the arrangements and who acted as pall bearers were: John R. Cooper, J. Roy Cooper, James Cole, W. A. Bates, John Dotts, E. Laycock, J. L. Matthews, James Lambley, Robert Holland, Oliver Anderson, A Luton, F. M. Humphrey, A. Pitman, Rev. Bundy, Peter Peterson, Glen Dotts.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 1, 1960, p. 6
O. H. Bond Dies at Sheridan, Mo.
Funeral services were conducted for Orlo H. Bond at the Sheridan Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Lawrence Day of Maryville.

Mr. Bond was born in Elmdale, Chase County, Kansas, on January 31, 1873, and passed away Thursday August 25 at his home in Sheridan at the age of 87. He had lived in the Sheridan community the past 73 years. He attended rural schools in Kansas and Missouri, the Grant City, Mo. high school and Stanberry Normal. He was a school teacher, farmer, rural mail carrier and postmaster at Sheridan. He retired January 31, 1943, as postmaster.

On April 1, 1904, he was united in marriage to Clara Ettie Carroll of Isadora in Worth county, Mo. To this union six children were born, two of whom, Ethel and John, preceded their father in death.

He was a Past Worshipful Master of Defiance Lodge No. 88, A. F. & A. M. and a Past Worthy Patron of Sheridan Chapter No. 25, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri. He had been a member of the Sheridan Christian church since November 1898.

Mr. Bond had been in failing health the past 11 years. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Eula Austa of Chicago, Lucy May (Mrs. William C.) Martin of Bedford, Estella Viola (Mrs. Vern A.) Straight of Salt Lake City, Utah; one son, Herbert Stephen of Sheridan; two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law; seven grandchildren, Austa Martin Hakes of Gravity; Lyle E. Martin of Kansas City, Kathryn Martin Britton of St. Joseph, Stephen and Susan Straight, Salt Lake City, Herbert Bond, jr., Sheridan, Mary Etta Bond, Chicago; four great grandchildren.
Burial was in the Isadora cemetery with Masonic services. O. H. Davidson, a Master Mason for almost 60 years and a life-long friend of the decedent, acted as Worshipful Master in the services at the graveside.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 8, 1960, p. 4
Out-of-Town Folks Attend Bond Rites
Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the last rites in Sheridan, Mo., on August 27 for O. [rlo] H. Bond, included the following:
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Straight, Stephen and Susan, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Martin, Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hakes and Kathy, Gravity; Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Bond, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Yeater, Grant City; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Carroll, Ravenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Ray and Grace, Guy Ray, Ethel Christenson, St. Joseph; Mr. and Mrs. James Downing, Westmont, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Turner, Maryville; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Shum, Mrs. Nora Morris, Mrs. Ruth John, Mrs. Anna Black, Mrs. Bessie Miller, Ellen Dunn, Mrs. Luella Dunn, Bedford; Leonard Straight, Sharpsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Clark Stroburg, Blockton; Miss Eula Bond, Mary Etta Bond, Chicago; Mrs. Corrinne Pittman and Larry, Roseville, Ill.; Cy Bernard, Kansas City, Kansas.

Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Tuesday, October 6, 1964, p. 6
Mrs. Bouse Dead at 68
Mrs. Beulah Gail Bouse, 68, of 3208 Nesbitt, died Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital. Services will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Garrison Funeral Home, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Born in Bedford, Iowa, Mrs. Bouse came to Oklahoma City in 1910. A retired employee of Tinker Air Force Base, she was a member the Order of the Eastern Star and First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles Ritchie, Blackwell; a son, Robert F., Austin, Texas; and a brother, C. [lark] B. [ennett] Wysong, 2644 NW 27.
Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Wednesday.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 10, 1916, p. 4
Wm. F. Bowen – W. [illiam] F. [Thomas] Bowen, son of the late Sam Bowen of Grant township, died at his home at Plainview, Texas, August 2 and the remains were brought to Conway and a short funeral service, conducted by Rev. Johnston of the Clearfield Christian church, was held at the Conway cemetery Saturday morning, where interment was made.
Deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bowen, and for many years he resided in Platte township, afterward moving to Missouri and later to Texas. He was married in 1886 to Lottie May Jenkins, a former resident of Gay township, who with two sons and one grandson, survive the husband and father.

Lenox Time Table (Lenox, Iowa), Thursday, August 10, 1916, p. 5
L. R. Barnes, J. F. Crenshaw and T. H. Runyan attended the funeral of Will Bowen at Conway last Saturday. Mr. Bowen was a resident of Platte township for a number of years, living four miles southeast of Lenox. Mr. Bowen died at Fairview [Plainview], Texas and leaves to mourn his loss his widow, two sons, his mother, four brothers and five sisters.

North Taylor Review (Sharpsburg, Iowa), Thursday, August 10, 1916, p. 3
The remains of Will Bowen, who died at his home at Plainview, Texas, was brought to Conway Tuesday for burial. He was a brother of Ed Bowen and a former resident of Conway.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 14, 1956, p. 7
Addes Cabeen – Addes Earl Cabeen, son of Calvin and Nancy Cabeen, was born at Guthrie Center, Ia, June 19, 1881 and died suddenly at his home in Lincoln, Nebr. April 30, 1956, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 11 days.

He was a farmer and spent a number of years in Page and Taylor counties. He moved to Lincoln in 1938.

Surviving are three brothers and four sisters, his twin brother, Edwin of Seattle, Wash, William of Knoxville, Ia, and Robert of St Joseph, Mo, Leota and Mrs Pearl Rypkema of St Joseph, Mo, and Mae and Grace Cabeen of Clarinda.

His father, mother, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

He belonged to the Modern Woodman.

Funeral services were held from the Walker Funral Home May 2, 1956, with the Rev I E Stickelman in charge. Music was furnished by Aletha Hutching at the organ. Casket bearers were Lee Long, Clyde Long, Lawrence Hansen, Paul Shafer, Frank Webb and Dale Combs. Burial was in Dallas Cemetery near New Market, Ia.

Lenox Time Table (Lenox, Iowa), Thursday, December 26, 1963, p. 7
Archie Calkins, 80, a retired farmer, died at his home Saturday night. He has been a resident of the Clearfield vicinity for many years. Funeral services were Tuesday at 1 p. m. at the Varner Crew Funeral home. Rev. Herbert Phillips, pastor of the M. E. Church officiated. Burial was at Conway Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Nettie, 3 sons, Leland of Des Moines, Edward of Minneapolis, Minn., and Henry of Clearfield; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Zamrzla of Ft. Meyers, Fla., and Mrs Thelma Cook of Iowa City and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, November 27, 1919, p. 7
Mr. H. [enry] K. [ent] Calkin, an old and well-known citizen of this community, died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. P. Knox, aged nearly 84 years. We hope to secure the obituary for this week's paper.

Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, November 27, 1919, p. 2
Obituary – H. K. Calkin
Henry K. [ent] Calkin was born on Christmas morning, 1835, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. P. Knox, near Clearfield, Nov. 22, 1919, age 83 years, 10 months, and 27 days. When he was one year old he moved with his parents to Hancock County, Illinois; the trip from Pennsylvania to Illinois was made across country by wagon to the Ohio River, then by flat boat. In Hancock County the deceased grew to manhood.
In the year 1864, March 22, he was married to Mary E. [lizabeth] Gillespie, at Henry, Marshall Co., Illinois, who departed this life on Oct. 23, 1893. To this union ten children were born—seven daughters, three sons, Addie and Dora dying in early womanhood, four daughters and three sons being present for the funeral services.

The deceased spent the early part of his married life in Hancock Co., Illinois. In the year 1882, in the month of November, he moved to Taylor Co., Iowa, where he has since made his home and since the death of his companion, he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Howard Knox. Mr. Calkin confessed Christ and became a member of the church at the age of 18, and while living in the state of Illinois he joined the Masonic Lodge and at the time of his death he was a member of this order at Clearfield. Mr. Calkin was a devoted companion and father, and a good neighbor. He lived a faithful, consistent Christian life and answered the summons of death at a ripe old age. During his illness he has been tenderly nursed by his children.

Beside his children there also survive him twenty-five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters, and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. N. Redinger at the home of E. P. Knox Monday afternoon, Nov. 25th. Interment was made in the Conway Cemetery.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 18, 1964, p. 3
Nettie Ada Calkin – Nettie Ada Brown was born on June 19, 1887, and passed away at her home in Clearfield, Iowa, on Fri., June 5, at the age of 77 years.
She attended the Clearfield public school from which she graduated in 1906.
On December 12, 1906 she was united in marriage to Archie E. [verett] Calkin.
To this union were born two daughters, Marjorie (Mrs. Louie) Zamrzla of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and Thelma (Mrs. Claire) Cook of Iowa City, Iowa; and three sons, Leland of Des Moines; Edward of Minneapolis and Henry of Clearfield.
Early in life, Nettie joined the Presbyterian church and transferred her membership to the Methodist church when she was married. For many years she was active in Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie, in December of 1963.
She is survived by her five children, a brother, Herman Brown of Clearfield, ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.
Last rites were conducted from the Methodist church at 2:00 p. m. with the Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating.
Bob McMath and Walter Owens sang accompanied by Joan Owens at the organ.

Burial was in the Conway cemetery.

Taylor County Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 7, 1884, p. 4
DIED on the first day of February, at the residence of her father, Mr. Simeon Wright, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Ethel Campbell, aged 24 years, 6 months and 5 days.
The deceased was born in Clayton township where she has ever since resided. On the 5th of April 1877, she was married to Mr. Lock Campbell. Two children were born to her, a daughter and son, aged six and four years. Her health began to decline about a year ago and since then the best medical skill in the county was employed and everything that fond affection could suggest, or money purchase was lavished without stint upon the dear sufferer, but that fell destroyer, consumption, whose insidious advances it seems impossible to check, had marked her for its own. Gradually she failed and grew weaker until the morning of the first, when she kissed her friends a fond farewell, feeling the hand of death upon her.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Newland at the residence. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains of the loved one to their last resting place in the Conway cemetery.  W. S.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 25, 1964, p. 8
Mrs. Cora B. [elle] Cavner, 78, died at the Municipal hospital at 3 p m Friday, after being hospitalized for six days. Mrs Cavner was the mother of Mrs Ada Pool, and although she had spent much of her life in the Conway community, for the past five years has lived in Clarinda, at 313 W State St.
Her birthplace was at Louisburg, Mo. She was the widow of the late James A [lexander] Cavner.

She is survived by four children, Samuel Cavner, Rapid City, S D, William H Cavner, Wayne, Nebr, Charles A Cavner, Inglewood, Calif, Mrs Ada Pool, Clarinda, and one sister, Ada Elliott, Little Rock, Ark.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church in Conway Sunday with the Rev John L Beebout of the First Methodist church of Clarinda in charge. Soloist was Wilma Hughes and organist was Wayne Duncan. Floral committee was Mrs Elmer Garst and Mrs Bob Desch.

Casket bearers were Allan Pool, Eldon Pool, Virgil Kirby, Glen Hughes, Kenneth Cavner and Ed Desch. Arrangements were in charge of the Walker funeral home and burial was at the side of her husband in the Conway cemetery.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 13, 1944, [p. 1]
James Cavner, 73, Dies In Humeston
James Cavner, 73, a former resident of Conway, died at his home in Humeston, Iowa, Monday morning, after a few days illness. He only recently moved from Conway, where his daughter, Mrs. Leland Pool resides.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1944, p. 3
Obituary – James A. Cavner
James Alexander, one of six children born to William H. and Margaret Cavner, was born in Page county, southwest of Clarinda, April 2, 1871, and died Monday, April 10, 1944 at the age of 73 years and 8 days.
He was married to Miss Cora B. [elle] Stogsdill on April 27, 1904. To them five children were born, Samuel A., Ada E. [lizabeth], William H. [enry], Alice E. [thel] and Charles R. Cavner.

He came with his parents to Taylor county in 1900 and for the past forty-three years the communities of Bedford and Conway were home to him and only last March he with his wife and son Charles, moved to a home near Humeston, Iowa.

Mr. Cavner was a man of high ideals and moral integrity. This kind, loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother and neighbor so discharged the responsibilities of life as to merit the admiration of all who knew him. By his industry and generous and cheerful disposition he has endeared himself to a large circle of friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John B. and William H. Cavner and one daughter, Alice E. [thel] Cavner, who died Sept. 9, 1931.

He is survived by his wife and four children, Samuel A. Cavner of Rapid City, South Dakota, Mrs. Ada E. [lizabeth] Pool of Conway, William H. [enry] Cavner in the service of his country at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and Charles R. Cavner at home. He also leaves two brothers, Stewart Cavner of Clarinda and Samuel of Conway, one sister, Mrs. Herman Roberts of Conway, and two grandchildren.
The funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, April 13, in the Methodist church at Conway by the pastor, Rev. Z. M. Bressler. Burial was in the Conway cemetery.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1944, p. 3
Attend Cavner Funeral
Those from a distance attending the funeral services of James A. Cavner Thursday were Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Cavner and Wilma, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Cavner and Lawrence, and Mrs. Robert McNerney of Clarinda; Clark Cavner of Shambaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Cyle Cavner and Earl Cavner, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cavner of Siam; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Rol Jeffers of New Market; Miss Leona Cavner of Clarinda, Sam A. Cavner of Rapid City, South Dakota, Sgt. Wm. H. Cavner of Camp Campbell, Ky.; Charles Cavner of Humeston, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Robey, Mr. and Mrs. James Ross of Bedford, Miss Audrey Gaddis of Braddyville.
Mrs. James Cavner and son, Charles, left Thursday for their home near Humeston. Mrs. Cavner's other two sons, Sam and Wm. H. accompanied them home for a short visit. Sam returned to his home in Rapid City, S. Dak., Friday and Wm. left Thursday for Camp Campbell, Ky.

Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1939, p. 9
Mineral Ave. Oct. 23 – Attend Relative's Funeral
Clark Cavner and his brother, Leland, and father, Stewart Cavner, drove to Westboro, Mo. Sunday evening after receiving word of William Cavner of Westboro passing away Sunday afternoon. He was a brother of Stewart Cavner. They also attended his funeral Tuesday morning at Westboro, Mo. Burial at Conway.

Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1939, p. 11
Stewart McNerney received word of the death of his cousin, Will Cavner of Westboro, whose funeral services were Wednesday at Westboro. He is a brother of Stewart Cavner of near Page Center.

Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, June 18, 1942, [p. 1]
Obituary – Alonzo W. Cochran, son of William and Elizabeth Cochran, was born June 22, 1856 in Jefferson County, Indiana. In infancy he moved with his parents to Washington County, Iowa, where he resided the earlier part of his life.
On November 15th, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Ellen McElroy, who preceded him in death in the year 1919. To this union six children were born: Minnie A., William J., Earl A., George A., Homer W. and Bertha E. Of these, only one son, Earl A., mourns his death.

He lived alone until January 22, 1923, when he was united in marriage to Myrtle G. Toy, who also preceded him in death in the 1927.

About fifty years ago he came to the vicinity of Clearfield and made his home in this community ever since. During these years, he was engaged in farming until his health would not permit. Then he moved to Clearfield and lived here until his death.

He leaves behind him a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing. His kind and loving way never found a stranger, and he will be missed by all who made his acquaintance.

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, June 14th, in Clearfield Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. M. Rowe. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.

Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, June 18, 1942, [p. 1]
From a Distance
Among out of the community attendants on the Cochran funeral last Sunday, were the following: -- Mrs. Minnie Cochran and son Mack Cochran of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilson, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wyant of Leon; P. D. Weed, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Wood, Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Denny Walter, the son Marvin, and father Andy Walter, of Lenox; Frank Duncan of Conway, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Duncan of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Campbell of Mt. Ayr and Mr. and Mrs. Will Campbell of Diagonal.

Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa), Wednesday, November 27, 1985, p. 25
Veteran woman reporter dies
Lulu Mae Coe, 91, among the first female general assignment reporters at The Des Moines Register, died Tuesday at the Ramsey Memorial Home, 1611 Twenty-seventh St., where she resided. She had been ill since suffering a stroke in March 1983.

Coe fought a daily battle for women's rights by working in a traditionally male-dominated field. She got her start at The Register when vacancies were created in the newsroom by men entering the military during World War II. She arrived in November 1942 for what was to be nearly two decades of reporting. In 1943, she wrote a blistering series on conditions at the state's "insane asylums" that ended with the forcing open of doors of mental hospitals to public scrutiny.

"She never gave up," said Florence Swihart, her longtime friend and co-worker. "If a story was gettable, she got it."

Her trademark was a big clipboard (never notebooks) and a tenacity that surprised and sometimes shocked her news sources.

In 1945, at the close of the war, she wrote of the inequalities forced on women seeking work as men returned home from the service.

During a historic Russian delegation visit to Iowa in 1955, Coe was on the scene filing mood-setting pieces. Later in her career she would become known around Iowa for her feature stories and drama critiques.

Born in Omaha, Neb., Coe graduated from the University of Nebraska, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Black Masque, a forerunner to Mortarboard, a scholastic honorary for women. She worked for a time at the Lincoln Star before joining The Register where she remained until retiring in 1965.

A breakfast prayer service will be at 7:30 a. m. today at the Ramsey Memorial Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at the cemetery in Conway.
There are no immediate survivors.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, August 14, 1962, [p. 1]
CLEARFIELD – Clyde Cooper, 77, of Clearfield, died Monday at the Clearview nursing home in Clearfield. Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Varner-Crew funeral home in Clearfield. Rev. Herbert Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in the Conway cemetery.
Mr. Cooper is survived by a son, Phillip of Des Moines, a daughter, Mrs. Alice Clark of Jerome, Ida., several grandchildren and a brother, Paul. His wife preceded him in death in 1961.

Bedford Times-Press (Thursday), April 16, 1936, p. 2
Mrs. John Cooper Is Buried Wednesday
Mrs. John R. Cooper died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Warren J. Martin, in Muscatine, Iowa, April 5, 1936, after a brief illness. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Conway, of which she was a charter member, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Jackson Giddens of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a former pastor and for many years a friend of the family. He was assisted by Rev. J. A. Walls, the present pastor of the church.

Mrs. Cooper, who before her marriage was Miss Frances Elizabeth Youngs, was born in Ottawa, Ill., Jan. 23, 1858. She with her only brother, George Youngs, who passed away just three weeks ago, was reared by her grandfather, Rev. Timothy C. Youngs, a member of the Rock River conference, and spent her early girlhood in a Methodist parsonage. She attended college at Amboy, Ill., and taught school for several years.
She was married Dec. 6, 1876 to John R. Cooper at Sublette, Ill., at a triple church wedding. The other participants were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cooper and Mr. and Mrs. John Stuart. Only one of the group survives.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper moved to Conway when it was an open prairie and endured the hardships of pioneer life.
To them were born nine children, Mrs. Nell Wilson and Mrs. Margaret Winegar preceded her in death. The following children survive: Mrs. Warren J. Martin of Muscatine, Iowa; J. [esse] Roy Cooper, Fred C. [arl] Cooper, and John C. Cooper of Conway; Clyde E. Cooper of Clearfield; Leo P.[earl] Cooper of Salem, Ore.; and Paul L. Cooper of Tyler, Texas. She also leaves eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, July 15, 1960, p. 3
Former Conway Resident dies
Mrs. Fred Cooper, a former resident of Conway, died yesterday evening in Storm Lake after a long illness.
Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday in Conway. Burial is to be in the Conway cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper was born Sept. 24, 1887, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Coakley. She lived in Conway until the death of her husband in 1950 when she moved to Storm Lake.
She is survived by a son, Richard, of Storm Lake.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 30, 1955, [p. 1]
Ethel Creveling Dies Tuesday Eve
Rites Will Be Held on Friday Afternoon; Burial at Conway
Death came to Mrs. Ethel Creveling, 76, Tuesday after a long illness. She died at approximately 9:20 p m at the Municipal hospital, where she had been a patient for almost six weeks.
Funeral service is planned for Friday afternoon at 2 in the Walker Funeral Home. Rev. Ralph Allen, assisted by Rev Wauneita McConnell, will officiate and burial will be in the Conway cemetery.
Born in Reno, Nev, Mrs Creveling had lived nearly all her life Clarinda until last October, when her husband, Sidney Lee Creveling, died. She then moved to Sharpsburg, where she made her home with her daughter, Mrs Berniece Brown.
Surviving Mrs Creveling are six sons and daughters. They are: Ada Stapleton, Council Bluffs; Clara Cunningham, New York, Berniece Brown, Sharpsburg; Arthur Creveling, Imperial, Nebr; Sidney and Alex Creveling of Clarinda. Two sisters also survive and are: Ada Curtis of Salt Lake City, Utah and Hazel Brown of Omaha, Nebr.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 18, 1955, p. 8
Ethel Brunnick Creveling – Ethel Brunnick, daughter of Margaret and Roger Brunnick, was born in Reno, Nev. Oct. 7, 1878. She died at Clarinda Tuesday, June 28, following several weeks illness.
She was united in marriage to Sidney Lee Creveling Sept. 12, 1899, at Grand Junction, Colo. To this union six children were born: Alex Creveling of Clarinda, Ada Stapelton, Council Bluffs; Arthur Creveling, Imperial, Neb.; Clare Cunningham, New York; Bernice Brown, Lenox, and Sidney Lee, Jr. of Clarinda.
Soon after the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Creveling they moved from Colorado to Sharpsburg, Iowa, where they spent most of their life on a farm, then they moved to Clarinda where she spent the remaining years of her life. Mr. Creveling preceded her in death last October.
Mrs. Creveling was a member of the Presbyterian church of Sharpsburg.
Besides her children above named, she leaves to mourn her passing two sisters, Mrs. Hollis Curtis of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mrs. Dewey Brown of Omaha, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a host of friends.
Funeral service was conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p. m. Friday, July 1, 1955, with Rev. Ralph G. Allen in charge, assisted by Rev. Wauneita McConnell. Vocal music was by Garland Andrew and Jack Bridie, who sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Going Home." Organist was Aletha Hutchings. Casket bearers were Russell Holt, Cecil Smith, Floyd Handorf, Gerald McKee, Paul Windhorst and Merrill Miller. Burial was in the Conway, Iowa, cemetery.

Daily Democrat-Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, February 17, 1923, p. 3
Hopkins Journal
Wren Eugene Cunning, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cunning, was born April 14, 1922 and died after a brief illness at the tender age of 9 months, 3 weeks and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his death his parents, two brothers and a host of relatives. Funeral services were held at the home of the grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Peve, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. E. Hickock, and burial took place in the Siam cemetery.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, December 12, 1966, p. 10
Clarence Custer Dies at Earlham
Clarence E. [dgar] Custer, 95, died at a nursing home at Earlham at 2 p. m. Saturday. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Custer had lived in Creston for many years before moving to Earlham. He was employed as a car inspector by the Burlington railroad here from 1918 until his retirement in 1947.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Keating Chapel here. Rev. Claude Wood, pastor of the First Christian church at Adel, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Conway cemetery.
Clarence E. Custer was born in Illinois, Dec. 15, 1870, but came to Conway from Illinois in a covered wagon as a young man. He was married at Conway Aug. 11, 1897, to Myrtle Sellers, who preceded him in death April 13, 1956.
Mr. Custer is survived by eight sons, Wayland Custer of Jerome, Idaho, Louis Custer of Galena, Calif., Donald Custer of Tucson, Ariz., Dale Custer of Des Moines, LeRoy Custer of Costa Mesa, Calif., Robert Custer of Creston, Virgil Custer of Adel and Lyle Custer of Richmond, Va.; and four daughters, Mrs. Maymie Avitt of Ogden, Utah, Mrs. Elsie Loenig of Stanton, Calif., Mrs. Waldean Craig of Omaha, Nebr. and Mrs. Geraldine Bierstedt of Oskaloosa. Two sons, Alonzo and Lee Custer, preceded him in death.
Mr. Custer was a member of the Christian church.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, December 13, 1966, p. 10
Rites Today for Clarence Custer
Funeral services for Clarence E. [dgar] Custer, 96, were held at 1:30 p. m. today at the Keating Chapel here. Rev. Claude Wood, pastor of the Adel Christian church, officiated. Music at the service was by Mrs. Harvey Miller, organist, and Russell Henry who sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Going down the Valley." Casket bearers were Wayland Custer, Dale Custer, Robert Custer, Lyle Custer, Donald Custer, LeRoy Custer and Virgil Custer, his sons. Burial was in the cemetery at Conway.
Mr. Custer, a retired Burlington railroad car inspector, died at a nursing home at Earlham Saturday afternoon. He had been ill for several months.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, April 17, 1956, p. 7
Myrtle Irma Custer – Myrtle Irma Sellers, daughter of Edward P. and Mary Jenkins Sellers was born at Wyanet, Illinois on Nov. 16, 1877 and passed away at the Greater Community hospital in Creston, April 13, 1956 at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 28 days.
She spent her early childhood at Wyanet and moved with her parents to Conway, Iowa in 1890. She was converted at an early age in the Methodist Church at Wyanet.
On Aug. 17, 1897 she was united in marriage to Clarence Custer at Conway, Iowa. To this union was born 14 children, Lee, Wayland of Twin Falls, Idaho; Louie of Denver, Colorado; Donald of Omaha; Maymie Avitt of Ogden, Utah; Dale of Des Moines; Elyse Koenig of San Bernardino, California; Waldean Craig of Omaha; LeRoy and Robert of Creston; Virgil of Adel; Lyle of Ironwood, Michigan and Caroline Bierstedt of Oceanside, California. Alonzo died in infancy. Claude Johnson of New Market was also reared in her home.
The family resided in Taylor county until 1915 when they moved to Union county. She had lived in Creston since 1925.
She was a devoted and wonderful mother and was extremely happy when her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren came home for a visit. She never was too busy to help a friend or neighbor. Although in ill health for a number of years, she always was cheerful.
Surviving are her husband, 13 children, 31 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, two brothers, R. J. Sellers and L. R. Sellers of Council Bluffs; a sister, Maymie Edwards of Murray; a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, four son-in-laws, nine daughter-in-laws, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Preceding her in death were her son, her parents, a brother, a sister, and three half-brothers.
Funeral services were held at the Keating and Beemer funeral home at 2 p. m. Monday, April 16, conducted by Dr. A. P. Keast, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was at the Graceland cemetery.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 14, 1920, p. 5
An Old Resident Gone
The passing away of J. [osiah] P. Daniels at Conway on Oct. 8, 1920, took from the county one of its oldest continuous residents. Mr. Daniels came to this county in the early days and with his wife had a part in shaping the way for the early settlement. He resided for many years on what is known as the McIntyre farm north of Conway, and here he reared the most of his large family to mature years.
On leaving the farm he moved to Conway and located on the lot in this one property for forty-four years. He had much to do with the up building of Conway in its early days and was for several years one of its prominent business men.
When the family left the farm, they came to Conway in order that their children might have the advantages of school and church privileges and Mr. Daniels assisted in procuring both of these for Conway by contributing of his means, influence and work.
He had been blessed with unusually good health and even at his age was able to do almost a man's work for many although he was past 86 years of age at the time of his death which occurred at Conway on the forenoon of Oct. 8, 1920 at 8:30.
Funeral services were held at Conway on the last Sabbath afternoon and the body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Conway cemetery. A large crowd of sympathizing friends were in attendance at the funeral. His wife and several children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren survive him.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 14, 1920, p. 3
Conway Local News
R. [euben] M. Daniels came Friday noon on account of the death of his father, J. [osiah] P. Daniels.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ayres of Imogene, Iowa, came Saturday p. m. to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Mr. J. [osiah] P. Daniels.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 23, 1920, p. 3
Obituary – J. [osiah] P. Daniels, the subject of this sketch, was born Nov. 14th, 1833 in Oneida, New York and fell asleep in his home in Conway, Taylor County, Iowa, Oct. 8th, 1920, aged 86 years, 10 months and 27 days.
He united with the Christian church in Conway, Iowa under the preaching of Bro. Wm. Cobb of Bedford, Iowa. He was a charter member in the organization of the Christian Church in Conway, Iowa in 1878 and the oldest inhabitant in the town. He was married to Miss Sarah Stevens at Cambridge, Illinois, March 2nd, 1858. To this union 13 children were born, 6 of whom are living and all at the funeral. Reuben M. [ilton] living at Lamar, Barton Co., Mo., George F. [rancis] at Bedford, Iowa, Anna J.[ane] at Conway, Iowa, also Emma M.[inerva] living in Conway, Kate E. living at Shenandoah, Ia., Hulda P. living at Corning, Ia. The wife and mother still survives him who with the children are left to mourn his loss. The other seven children have gone on before. He leaves 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Sarah Evans of Lenox, Iowa.
Funeral services were conducted from the home by E. E. Lowe, minister of the Church of Christ at Bedford.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 9, 1944, p. 5
Obituary – R. M. Daniels
R. [euben] M. [ilton] Daniels was born Sept. 13, 1858, near Orion, Henry county, Illinois, and died at his home in Appleton City, Mo., October 28, 1944, at the age of 86 years, 1 month and 15 days.
As a young man he went to Appleton City in 1878. He was married to Miss Anna Vanice at that place on Sept. 16, 1888. She died October 14, 1899.
In 1906 Mr. Daniels was married to Miss Edna Biser of Sedalia, Mo. They lived in Appleton City until 1918, then lived in Lamar for a time, later moving to Conway. Being interested in civic affairs he was twice elected mayor of the town.
Two adopted daughters blessed their home, Mrs. W. H. Pye of Branson, Missouri; and Mrs. C. J. Summers of Long Beach, Calif.
Mr. Daniels was always active in church work. He served as elder and deacon; taught Sunday school class and was a devoted Christian.
With failing health since 1938 he always dreamed of returning to Appleton City and on July 1, 1943, the Daniels went back to the old home town.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one granddaughter, Patricia Summers. He is also survived by a brother, George Daniels of Bedford; and a sister, Mrs. Hulda Hunter of Corning.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 31 from the Christian church at Appleton City, conducted by Rev. A. G. Hollowell, assisted by Rev. Geo. Prewitt. Burial was in the Appleton City cemetery.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 13, 1927, p. 3
Mrs. J. H. Chilcote was called to Shenandoah on Tuesday in response to word announcing the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Si Daniels, who for many years was a resident of Conway, but who has for the past five years lived with her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Grafton in Shenandoah. Mrs. Daniels was one of the early settlers of Conway and continuously resided there until going to Shenandoah. Mrs. Daniels reared a large family of children, was a member of the Conway Christian church and a true-blue mother and neighbor. For several years she has been in poor health and has stayed with some of her children most of that time. Her son, G. [eorge] F. [rancis] Daniels and grandchildren, Mrs. J. H. Chilcote and Floyd Thompson reside in Bedford.

Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, March 29, 1907, p. 4
Died – Word has been received here of the death of Horatio Marvin DeBord, which occurred in Seattle, Washington, March 5th. He had been working in the Sultan logging camp and left there February 26th, going to the hospital in Seattle. Death was due to spinal meningitis.
He was born December 9, 1886, and was aged 20 years, 2 months and 23 days.
The young man went from Clearfield to Washington about three years ago and has many friends here who will mourn his untimely death.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, February 23, 1915, p. 5
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Dotts of Conway, who have a host of friends in Bedford, died Sunday evening after several days illness.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 25, 1915, p. 8
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. [rchie] C. Dotts died Saturday evening of pneumonia. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church Monday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mitchell. Interment was made in the Conway cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Newell of Bedford attended the funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. [rchie] C. Dotts here Monday.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, January 27, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. Erickson, 64, Resident Here For Many Years, Dies
Mrs. Margaret Erickson, 64, who has resided in Creston a quarter of a century, died at Greater Community hospital early today. She resided at 631 New York avenue. Her husband died in 1922.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the home. Rev. George E. Mitchell of the Congregational church will conduct the services. Burial will be made in Conway.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Wednesday, January 29, 1930, p. 7
Mrs. Margaret Erickson – Margaret B. [itner] Erickson was born near Xenia, Ohio, June 22, 1865. She was the daughter of William and Kathryn Ginn. At the age of four years she came with her parents to Iowa. After finishing school, she taught in the public schools in Taylor County for 18 years. She was married to Peter Erickson at Conway on Oct. 30, 1901 and came to Creston where she had since made her home. Her husband passed away in 1922.
For several years she had been in failing health and on Dec. 29 was taken to the hospital where she passed away on Jan. 27. One sister and six brothers preceded her in death: Mrs. Adeline Riley, John William, Thomas, Frank, Charles and Perry Ginn. She leaves to mourn her passing two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lyddon of Dexter and Mrs. Kathryn Cassada of David City, Neb., and one brother, S. A. Ginn of Leonard, N. D., many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She was a member of the Congregational church.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, March 24, 1922, p. 7
P. Erickson Died Today
Pioneer Railroad Man Passed Away Early This Morning in City
This morning at 1:15 o'clock at the family home at 627 ½ Prairie Avenue occurred the death of Peter Erickson, an old resident of Creston, following an illness extending over several months. Death was due to a complication of diseases, including hardening of the arteries, dropsy and leakage of the heart. Deceased was 71 years of age at the time of his death.
Deceased was born on March 20, 1851. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and one son, C. E. Erickson, of this city. Mr. Erickson fifty-two years ago entered the employ of the Burlington railroad and helped to lay the rails for the Red branch of that system. He moved with his family to Creston in 1876 and had made this his home until his death—for forty-six years. After coming to Creston, Mr. Erickson was employed for some years as a bridge carpenter on the Burlington.
Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.

[GAULE, WILLIAM, 1882-1910]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 9, 1910, [p. 1]
Tragedy in Gay Twp.
William Gaule Commits Suicide
In Fit of Despondency Bids All Good Bye and Fires Bullet Through His Heart
Friday evening, about six o'clock, William Gaule, a well-known young farmer of Gay township committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart. The weapon used was a twenty-two caliber Stevens pistol, yet the aim was true, and death resulted almost instantly. The deceased was a young man about twenty-eight years of age, industrious and energetic and had but recently married. Miss Elsie Clark an estimable young lady of the neighborhood and to all appearances the union was a happy one and the young man had every incentive to live hence his rash act can be accounted for only on the supposition that his mind must have at least been temporarily deranged. No doubt there had been some slight friction between him and his wife's family, with whom they were living, which is disclosed vaguely in the notes found on his person, yet it is not thought that this would have driven him to suicide. The incoherent notes following, which were found on his person, prove beyond doubt that they are products of a clouded mind. The following pathetic note to his mother, was written on a sheet of common notepaper, the others on picture postcards which he happened to have.

Johnnie, mentioned in this letter, is a brother who was killed by a train in the West some time ago.

For a few days prior to the rash act Mr. Gaul had been acting somewhat queerly. Glen Walkup noticed him lying in a ditch writing letters, which no doubt were the ones found on him later, using a bee hive for a table to write upon. Just before the deed was committed he went into the house, spoke to those present, kissed his wife goodbye and said he was going away. Mr. Clark, who was in the house at the time, feared that he was contemplating taking his own life, started to throw his arms around those of Gaule, but before he had succeeded in doing so the fatal shot rang out that ended all his real or imaginary troubles and he fell into the arms of his father-in-law.

The coroner was summoned and soon arrived, but after viewing the remains and taking the testimony of those present, decided that an inquest was unnecessary.

Death is sad at any time, but under such circumstances the shock is double great to the bereaved relatives and the sympathy of everyone goes out to the grief-stricken parents, brothers and sisters in this hour of their sorrow.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1972, p. 3
Mrs. Wm. A. Gray – Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. A. Gray, 75, were held Monday, Feb. 9, at 2 p. m. at the Wolfe Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Elliott T. Bodwell.

The singing was by Mrs. Fredrick Fisher, accompanied by Mrs. Eva Eno, and the pallbearers were Charles Blake, Ray Blake, Merle Blake, Ralph Gay, Dennis Florea and Joe Shields. Interment was in the Villisca cemetery.

Daisy Blake Gray, daughter of Jacob and Lydia Blake was born in Tuscola, Ill., Aug. 24, 1877, and died at her home here Friday, Feb. 6, after an illness of four years.

She joined the Baptist church when she was a young girl, and she was also a member of the Royal Neighbors. She was united in marriage with William A. [lvin] Gray on Oct. 18, 1908, in Bedford, and to this union were born four children. They are Erma Kelley, Elmo, Mo., Donald, Council Bluffs, Francis and Kenneth, Villisca.

Besides her husband and children, she leaves also two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, six grandchildren and six brothers, P. [atrick] M. Blake, Shreveport, La., D. [ot] W. Blake, Bedford, Ia., F. A. Blake, Lawndale, Calif., L. [eslie] C. [handler] Blake, New Market, Ia., G. [eorge] F. [inn] Blake, Sharpsburg, Ia., E. [rnest] S. [umner] Blake, Hopkins, Mo.; and one sister, Mrs. C. [ourtland] E. [rnest] Bowman, Chillicothe, Mo.

Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death, as did her parents. The family lived in Taylor county until nine years ago when they came to Villisca to reside.

Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kansas), Thursday, December 23 1971  
Mrs. R. E. Gray – Mrs. Hulda Gray, 90, Los Angeles, Calif., former Garden City resident, died Wednesday morning at Chandler Convalescent Hospital, Glendale, Calif.
Born Feb. 22, 1881, at Bedford, Iowa, Mrs. Gray was the wife of the late Dr. R. [obert] E. [lmer] Gray, a pioneer Garden City doctor. Dr. Gray had owned and operated what used to be the Pearl Drug Store here and preceded her in death in 1941. Mrs. Gray moved from Garden City to California in 1941, where she had since resided.

Survivors include a son, Robert E. Gray, Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. J. F. Goulding, 809 N. 7th; a grandchild and two great grandchildren. One son, Norman P. [ayne] Gray, preceded her in death March 6, 1971.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Garnand Funeral Home. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.

Friday, February 19, 1971
Norman Payne Gray - Norman Payne Gray, 56, former Garden City resident, died unexpectedly in his home in Los Angeles, Calif., Wednesday.
Mr. Gray was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Garden City and attended Garden City High School and Garden City Junior College before moving to California in 1937. He had been a resident of Los Angeles for the past 34 years and was employed as a hydraulic valve operator.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Hulda Gray, Los Angeles; a son, Robert Earl, Hays; a brother, Robert E., Los Angeles; and two grandchildren.
Burial will be here with Garnand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1974, p. 4
William A. Gray – Services were held Friday Nov. 15, 1974, from Wolfe funeral Home for William A. Gray, who passed away November 12, 1974 in Red Oak, Iowa.

Officiating at the service was Rev. Dennis Neal, with organist Mrs. Mabel Dunn and soloist Mrs. Carolyn Harris. The musical selections were "When the Beautiful Gates Unfold" ad "Softly and Tenderly." Attending the register book was Mrs. Albert Brown. Flower bearers were Mrs. Harold McCue, Mrs. Alfred Meggison and Albert Baker. Casket bearers were Joe Shields, Fred Scholey, Wade Scholey, Dick Wright, Donald Patterson and Edward Weiner.

Interment was in the Villisca Cemetery.

William Alvin Gray was born in Lowell, Iowa, December 24, 1880. He was the son of James and Levina Gray. He passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 1974.

He was united in marriage to Daisy Blake on October 18, 1908.

Most of his life was spent in Taylor County, moving to Villisca in 1944. He was a member of the Modern Woodsmen of America for 67 years.

He is survived by two brothers, Loren of Galesburg, Illinois and Earl of Burlington, Iowa, and two sisters, Blanche Harris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Nettie Maxfield of Houston, Texas.

He is also survived by four children, Mrs. Guy (Erma) Kelly of Hopkins, Mo., Mr. Donald Gray of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Frances Gray, Villisca, and Kenneth Gray of Villisca, two daughters-in-law and one son-in-law.

Survivors also include nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

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

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 9, 1910, [p. 1]
Inmate At Farm Commits Suicide
Add Groves Becomes Despondent Over Poor Health and Shoots Himself
Add Groves, an inmate of the county home, committed suicide by shooting himself Wednesday evening of last week, death following the shooting after forty-eight hours. Groves was 35 years of age and had been in ill health for some time, with no chance of recovery.
Wednesday evening he secured a 22 caliber rifle and when by himself fired the bullet into his forehead, which resulted in death Friday night. Funeral services were held at Clearfield Sunday, interment taking place at Knowlton, where the father is buried. The mother and brothers reside at Clearfield.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 9, 1910
Takes Own Life
Last Thursday night Ad Groves, one of the county charges at the poor farm, secured a rifle and fired a shot through his brain, inflicting a wound from which he died twenty-four hours later. Groves had been sent to the poor farm from Clearfield eight years ago. He was afflicted with epilepsy and became such a charge to his relatives that the county was asked to care for him.
Some time ago it was found that he had tuberculosis and at the time of his death was in the last stages of that dread disease. Despondency over his hopeless condition was no doubt the cause of his rash act.
The body was taken to the relatives in Clearfield Saturday and from there was taken to Knowlton Sunday and laid to rest in the cemetery there.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1951, [p. 1]
Rites Here Friday For A Gulick, 84
Father of Clarindan Died At Clearmont Wednesday
Funeral services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home here Friday at 2 p. m. for Aberham [Abraham] H Gulick, 84, who died at Clearmont, Mo. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Conway cemetery.

Gulick was born in New Jersey, April 14, 1866. He had made his home in Iowa and Minnesota for the past eight months.

Survivors are: two sons, Marvin of Clarinda, and Martin of Kansas City, Mo; one daughter, Mrs Mary Hammen of Fonda; and a sister, Mrs Mary Long of Bound Brook, N J. Nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.


Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, July 6, 1962, p. 3
Rites Today for Geneva Hindes
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Hinds, who died Tuesday, were held at 10 a. m. today at Coens Home for Funerals. Rev. Azel Smith officiated. Burial was at Conway. Darl Bell sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "The Old Rugged Cross" with Mrs. Mary Alice Hart as organist.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1927, p. 3
Alonzo Hinkle – Alonzo Hinkle died very suddenly while at work in Omaha, Nebr., Saturday, May 21. The relatives here were notified and that night the body was brought to Bedford in an auto by A. L. Stithem and taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. L. T. McCoun, in south Bedford.
Alonzo Hinkle, son of Joseph and Susan Hinkle, was born near Galesburg, Ill., June 22, 1864. At the age of seven years the family moved to Henry County, Ia., later moving to Missouri. From Missouri they moved to Taylor county in 1898. Mr. Hinkle has lived in this vicinity ever since. He departed this life at the age of 62 years, 10 months and 28 days. The surviving relatives are four brothers and four sisters: Mrs. Sarah Nott of Gravity, Ia., Mrs. Jessie McCoun of Bedford, Mrs. Henry Krous and Mrs. Maude Sherman of Lano, Texas, Albert and George of Omaha, Neb., William of Blair, Neb., and Leonard of Kansas City.

Funeral services were held at L. T. McCoun home Monday, May 23, conducted by Rev. Fred Coley. Some of the relatives coming from the east were delayed by a train wreck and the body was held until Tuesday afternoon when it was interred in the Conway cemetery.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 1, 1960, p. 7
Mrs. Effie Holland of Blockton Dies
Mrs. Effie E. Holland, 86, Blockton, died Tuesday, August 23 at Ringgold County hospital, Mount Ayr.
Mrs. Holland formerly was a telephone operator at Redding for many years. She had lived at Blockton two years.
Survivors are two sons, H. E. Holland of Sheridan, Wilson Holland of Los Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Fogde, Springfield, Ill.; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral rites were held at two p. m. Thursday at the Redding Methodist church, with Rev. I. J. Wilkins officiating. Burial in Fairview cemetery there.

Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), November 6, 1959, p. 2
Mrs. Hulda Hunter, 84, died Tuesday morning at Rosary hospital in Corning. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 6, at 3 p. m. from the Roland Funeral Home in Corning. Burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 28, 1937, p. 2
Mrs. Elizabeth Leaverton – Elizabeth Leaverton, daughter of John and Maggie Lumley, was born in Ontario, Canada, December 18, 1855. She passed away at her home in New Market, at the age of 81 years, one month and five days.

She was married March 7, 1878, to Jason Thomas Leaverton. He preceded her in death February 3, 1924. To this union were born seven children, six of whom survive. One son, Lee, died in infancy.
The surviving children are: Guy Chester, of Macomb, Ill.; Edward Bruce, of Roseville, Ill.; Carl Ernest, of Sharpsburg, Ia.; Ear, of Cherokee, Ia.; John Court, of New Market, and Mrs. Jess Clark of Gravity.

There are four grandchildren. They are: Darreld [Darrell] Dunn of Gravity, Ia.; Patricia Leaverton, Cherokee, Ia.; Cleo Leaverton of Roseville, Ill., and Mrs. Elizabeth Epperson, Smithshire, Ill.

This kind and loving mother, whose entire interest was centered in her home, will be missed by all who knew her.

Rev. Charles Arnold was in charge of the funeral service which was in the funeral service which was in the Leaverton home in New Market. The singers were Mrs. Edd Murren and Mrs. Everett Godfrey. The burial was at the Dallas Center cemetery. All of Mrs. Leaverton's children were present at the funeral.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 16, 1939, [p. 1]
Infant Daughter Dies
Connie Elaine Lee, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horton Lee of Bedford, died at the Methodist hospital in St. Joseph at birth, Wednesday, Feb. 8. The body was brought to Bedford and buried at Lexington cemetery Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Lee remains a patient in the hospital where she is seriously ill.


Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 12, 1935, [p. 1]
N. J. Levine, 85, Dies in Colorado
N. J. Levine, 85, former Court street meat market operator, and father of Walter Levine, present owner of the Levine Market, died at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday afternoon, following a short illness. Burial was made at Colorado Springs, Monday.

His son, Walter Levine, was visiting at his home at the time he suffered a stroke and remained until after his death. He is expected home this week.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 29, 1938, [p. 1]
Mrs. N. J. Levine, Colorado Springs Dies
Mrs. N. [elson] J. Levine, a former resident of Bedford, died at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25, after having been in failing health for several months.

The funeral services were held in Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon and burial was made at that place.
She is survived by one daughter, Miss Edna Levine of the home; and by two sons, Walter Levine of Bedford and Fred Levine of Omaha.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 27, 1947, [p 1]
Harry Marsh Dies; Formerly of Conway
Harry Marsh of Thayer, Kansas, a former resident of the Conway community, died in a hospital at Chanute, Kansas, Monday of last week, according to word received by friends in Conway. Mr. Marsh run a splinter under his fingernail and his death resulted from lockjaw. Burial was at Chanute.
Mr. Marsh is survived by his wife, the former Miss Laura Boling of Conway; and by six sons.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 16, 1966, p. 4
Judge Meikle Dies at 82
Funeral services for Judge John Marr Meikle, 82, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Bedford, were held May 31 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Judge Meikle died May 28 following a heart attack. Interment was at Colorado Springs.

Judge Meikle retired in 1961 after 27 years on the bench. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, the University of Iowa and received his law degree at the University of Colorado.
Judge Meikle practiced in Boulder, Colo. and Ordway, Colo. He was county attorney for a time in Ordway.
He leaves one daughter, Lois Meikle of the home.

Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Sunday, April 5, 1981

MOCK – Berenice W., wife of the late Fred Mock, attorney, died Saturday. She came to OKC in 1920 from Clinton, MO, graduated from Phillips University Conservatory of Music, studied at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL & taught 30 years in OKC Public Schools. Member of First Christian church, Par Avance Club, Town Hall, Treasure Doll Club of OKC, & Ladies' Music Club. Survived by son Fred Mock of San Diego, CA. Graveside service Monday at 3 PM Memorial Park. Directed by Guardian West. Friends who wish may contribute to Okla. Medical Research Cancer Fund.

Daily Democrat-Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, February 23, 1918, [p. 1]
Injuries Cause of Death
A. L. Oxley of Hopkins Dies in St. Joseph Hospital as Result of An Accident
Aaron L. Oxley, 40 years old, a grocer of Hopkins, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Joseph's hospital in St. Joseph, of injuries suffered when he was caught in the belt of a hay baler last week.

Oxley was visiting his brother near Beattie, Kans., and while watching the baler operate his clothing was caught by the belt and he was drawn into the machine. Both of his arms were broken, and he suffered many contusions about the face and body. He was taken to a hospital in St. Joseph at once, where several surgeons were called into consultation.

The body was taken to Hopkins last night. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist church at Siam, Ia., conducted by the Rev. Mr. Penn, and burial will be in the Shearer cemetery about ten miles north of Hopkins.

Mr. Oxley is survived by his wife, four children, his mother and several brothers and sisters.

Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kansas), Thursday, July 3, 1924, [p. 1]
Norman Payne Dead
Norman Payne, formerly of this city, passed away at his home in Wichita, last Monday, June 30th. The body was brought here Tuesday night and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, Rev. H. H. Rhule officiating. Interment was made in Valley View cemetery.

Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, January 14, 1915, [p. 1]
Obituary – Lloyd Pine
Lloyd Pine, the sixteen-year-old son of C. F. Pine, who lives in southwest Platte Township, was fatally injured on New Year's Day. He was standing near the drive belt of an engine that was running a corn sheller, when the belt flew off and doubled back, striking Lloyd with such force that the skull was fractured, and the inner wall driven into the brain. The physician called advised an immediate removal to the hospital and an operation as the only possible relief. On their arrival at St. Joseph, Dr. Geiger found that a main artery had been ruptured and that death was certain from the moment of accident. The boy died at six o'clock on Sunday morning. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday, Jan. 5th, conducted by Rev. A. L. Davidson and interment was in Fairview Cemetery.

Lloyd Allen Pine passed peacefully from earth at Ensworth Hospital, St. Joseph, January 3, at the age of 16 years and 24 days. He was the son of Frank and Lizzie Pine. His mother was called from her earthly home a year ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his father and three brothers, Charles, Ray, and Orval, besides many other relatives and friends.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 1, 1960, p. 7
Schaffer Infant Dies at Sharpsburg
Jeffrey Allen Schaffer, one month old, died Monday at Rosary hospital at Corning after a brief illness.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Schaffer of Sharpsburg; one brother Jimmie Schaffer, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Turnbull, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schaffer, all of Sharpsburg.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at two p. m. at the Lenox cemetery conducted by Rev. Robert Duckett of the Lenox Church of Christ.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 15, 1954, p. 4
Roy Singleton Rites Wednesday
Roy Singleton, a former resident of Bedford, Died at Rogers, Ark., Saturday, July 10 after a long illness. The body was brought to Bedford and the last rites were held Wednesday afternoon at the Wetmore Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Edna Bashore of this community; and by one sister, Mrs. Ralph Livingston and her family of Bedford.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 25, 1960, [p. 1]
Grover Sparks Dies in Bedford Friday
Grover Sparks died at his home in Bedford Friday, August 19, after hospitalization and an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services were held at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home on State street, Sunday afternoon, August 21, rev. Colvin Caughey of the Baptist church officiated. Burial at Hopkins.

Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 19, 1934, [p. 1]
Ray Thompson Is Killed In Crash With Mitts Auto
Father of Six Dies Two Hours After Wreck Just East of Yorktown
Yorktown (Special) – The first fatal auto accident in east Page county in 1934 claimed the life of Ray Thompson, farmer near Page Center and father of six children, Thursday night.

The car in which he and two of the children were riding and the car driven by Chester Mitts of Clarinda met head on just in front of the Earl Annan house a quarter mile east of Yorktown. Darkness had just fallen, the crash occurring at about 8:30 o'clock., Thompson was driving his model T Ford west into town, Mitts in his Chevrolet just leaving the town limits.

The small hill on which they met is narrow and the crest is very abrupt. Evidently neither saw the others lights until too late to avoid locking wheels. Both cars were thrown completely around in the road but neither turned over.

All parties were taken into the Earl Annan house where help was summoned. Mrs. Wiggins, registered nurse, was called to give first aid and the Pruitt ambulance from Clarinda to take Thompson to the Brown hospital. He lived until 11 o'clock that night. Death was from hemorrhage caused by injuries to the head and chest. Neither of his children, Lawrence and Earl, were hurt.

Four persons were in the Mitts car, all of Clarinda. Marjorie McCune and Eva Cahill each received gashed on the head which required stitches, but Helen Wilson and Chester Mitts were not seriously hurt.

Thompson is survived by his widow and six children, the oldest being a student in Yorktown high school. Lawrence is 14 years of age. Wayne is the 10-months-old baby and the others are Earl, Carrie, Dorothy and Edna. Thompson was 37 years of age.

The funeral services are to be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Walker Funeral home in Clarinda. The burial will be in the cemetery at Guss.

Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 26, 1934, p. 4
Ray Thompson – Ray Thomas Thompson, son of Scott and Anna Thompson, was born near Guss, Taylor county, Iowa, May 14, 1898, and departed this life April 16, 1934, at the Brown hospital in Clarinda, at the age of 35 years, 11 months and 2 days.

He was married Aug. 8, 1918, at Clarinda, Ia., to Miss Eva West. To this union six children were born, three girls and three boys, Lawrence, Edna, Earl, Carrie, Dorris and Wayne, all living.

Ray has spent practically all his life in Taylor and Page counties, Iowa. He was a faithful attendant at Sunday school and church whenever possible. He was of a happy disposition and his greatest joy was in helping someone else or gathering his little ones about him and making them happy.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, one brother, Floyd, and one sister, Mary. He leaves to mourn his death, besides his wife and children, one sister, Mrs. Laura Combs of Gravity; five brothers, Marion and Charles of Sharpsburg, Ira of New Market, Ernest of Gravity, and Roy of Glenwood, his twin brother, to whom he was especially devoted. Besides these, also a host of other relatives and friends.

To everyone who knew him, Ray was a friend. He was a loving and devoted husband and father and his family have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their bereavement caused by the sudden accidental departure of their beloved husband and father in a car accident.

Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda at 1:30 Friday, April 20, conducted by Rev. Eppard. Burial was made in the Guss cemetery. A large crowd attended the funeral and a procession of over a mile of cars followed the body to the cemetery and the large crowd of sorrowing friends that were at the Guss cemetery that were unable to attend the service in Clarinda showed the esteem his many friends held for him. The pallbearers were Dewey and Johnny Combs, Glen Leighton, Basil Scott, Ray Stamps and Gilbert Braman.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 23, 1966, p. 6
Stella C. Watts Rites Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Charley (Stella C.) Watts, 77, long time Bedford resident, were held June 20 at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home on State street with Rev. Walter Ortmann officiating. Mrs. Watts died June 16 at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Interment was at Nolton [Knowlton] Cemetery, Diagonal.

Stella Cleo Watts was born near Diagonal, Iowa on July 9, 1888. She spent the first part of her life near the place of her birth and the last 25 years or so were spent in Bedford.

Preceding her in death were all her brothers and sisters, her husband, Charley Watts, to whom she was united in marriage on Nov. 19, 1903, and one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Graham.
Relatives who survive are: a son, William (Bill) Watts of Bedford; four daughters, Mrs. Alta Pace of Bedford, Mrs. Lois Smith of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Hazel Gregory of Bakersfield, Calif., and Mrs. Marjorie Coffman, Bedford; 23 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and a host of friends.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 12, 1934, [p. 1]
Mrs. Geo. Winegar Dies in Oregon
By Times-Press Conway Reporter
Mrs. George Winegar, 34, died in a hospital in Roseburg, Ore., Saturday, July 7. The body arrived in Conway last evening and the funeral services were held at the Methodist church this afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. E. Garrett. Burial was in the Conway cemetery. Mrs. Winegar was formerly Miss Margaret Cooper of Conway.
Out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were her husband, George Winegar, who accompanied the body to Conway; Mrs. W. J. Martin and Mrs. V. K. Harris of Muscatine, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cooper of Tyler, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Ogilry of Kansas City.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 19, 1934, p. 3
Mrs. G. Winegar Dies in Oregon
Funeral services for Mrs. George Winegar, 33, who died in Roseburg, Ore., July 6 [7], were held at the Methodist church in Conway Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the Conway cemetery.
Mrs. Winegar, who before her marriage was Miss Margaret Cooper, was born near Conway, July 24, 1900. She was the mother of one daughter, Jo Ann, who preceded her in death only a few days.
She spent most of her school days with her sister in Chicago, where she graduated from Lake View high school and later attended the Illinois University at Urbana. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving relatives are the husband, her mother, Mrs. J. [ohn] R. Cooper; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Martin of Muscatine; and six brothers, Roy Cooper, Fred Cooper and John Cooper of Conway; Clyde Cooper of Clearfield; Paul Cooper of Tyler, Tex.; and Leo Cooper of Umpqua, Oreg. All of the above mentioned attended the funeral services, except Leo Cooper, who was at her bedside during her last illness.

Lenox Time Table (Lenox, Iowa), Thursday, July 12, 1934, p. 4
Mrs. Margaret Cooper Winegar, 34, died Saturday morning, July 7 at a Roseburg Oregon hospital and the body is being brought to Iowa for burial. Her mother, Mrs. Fanny Cooper resides in Conway and her father was the late J. [ohn] R. Cooper.

Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, July 12, 1934, p. 3
Margaret Winegar – Margaret Cooper Winegar, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ohn] R. Cooper of Conway, died last Saturday, July 7, at Roseburg, Oregon. She was born July 24, 1900 and so was almost 34 years of age.

The funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 2:00 in the Methodist church in Conway. J. R. Crew met the funeral party in Creston yesterday and has had charge since.
Mrs. Winegar was well known in the Conway community, in which she grew to womanhood.
Friends extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Monday, November 24, 1986, p. 77
WYSONG – Clark Bennett Sr. Born June 25, 1900 in Bedford, IA, son of Frank E. [dgar] & Elizabeth C. [aroline] Wysong. Clark moved to OKC in 1910. Clark graduated from Oklahoma High School in 1918 & received his A. B. degree from University of Oklahoma in 1923. He married Thelma F. Young & Thelma preceded Clark on Jan. 6, 1982. Survivors: Clark B. Wysong, Jr., Gayle & Leslie of Las Vegas, NV; Clark B. Wysong III, Phoenix, AZ; Charles E. Wysong & Gloria of OKC; Mike & Laura Wysong of Grand Blanc, MI; Gretchen Wysong, Topeka, KS; also many relatives & friends. Clark was a member of the following organizations for over 50 years: First Christian Church, Siloam Lodge No. 276, Scottish Rite, Guthrie Consistory, Life member of University of Oklahoma Alumni Association. Clark was an accountant for Wilson & Company, Andy Andersons & Brown Manufacturing Co. In 1961 he formed Palace Homes, Inc. & remained as president until his retirement in 1983. Graveside service 2 p. m. Tuesday, Rose Hill Cemetery. Directed by Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper. Memorials to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer Research in memory of his deceased wife, Thelma.

Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Tuesday, May 5, 1964, [p. 1]
Leslie Wysong Dies; Rites Set For Wednesday
Leslie Earl Wysong, Sr., 120 E. Pikes Peak Ave., formerly a writer with the Alexander Film Co. for 22 years and former eastern sales manager of the company for eight years, died Sunday at a local hospital. He had resided in Colorado Springs for 35 years and before that lived in Missouri, where he was an actor. He was born in Chico, Calif.; Sept. 16, 1894.

He was a veteran of World War I with the rank of captain. He served in England and in France. He was an airplane pilot and his work overseas was largely training pilots. He was a member of OX-5, an organization of older aviators.

He retired from the Alexander Film Co. a number of years ago. His wife, Mrs. Grace Wysong, died in 1963 and since then he had made his home at the Arrow Hotel, He is survived by two sons, Stanley Wysong of Colorado Springs and Leslie Earl Wysong, Jr. of Newan, Ga.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday at Our Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Harold Knudsen will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Sunday, July 15, 1962, p. 6
Mrs. Mary Wysong – Mrs. Mary Wysong, 89, of 219 N Klein, died Saturday at her home.
Services are pending under direction of Guardian Funeral Home.

Born in Indiana, Mrs. Wysong came to Oklahoma City in 1918. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Doll Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fred Mock, 1906 Huntington Dr.; six sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Hanna and Mrs. Dorritt Smith, St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Edna Collins, Barnard, Mo.; Mrs. Edith Judah, 1140 NW 12; Mrs. Ethel Hinton, tinkering, Mo.; and Mrs. Dolly Baum, Mill Valley, Calif., and a brother, George W. Neal, 1140 NW 12.

Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Monday, July 16, 1962, p. 30
Mrs. Mary Wysong – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Wysong, 89, of 219 N Klein, who died Saturday at her home, will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday at Guardian Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.