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Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, November 30, 1899, p. 4

Died Anderson---On Saturday, November 25, 1899 at his home in Lenox, C. J. Anderson, aged 65 years.

Mr. Anderson was a well known resident of Mercer township, this county, but for several years has been a resident of Lenox and has been an invalid for several years. At one time Mr. Anderson was a nominee of the Republican party for representative in this county and was prominent in business and political circles in this county, and active in the organization of the Farmers’ Mutual Insurance company of Adams and adjoining counties, being for a number of years president of the company. He was a good man and neighbor and many of his old time Adams county friends will regret to hear of his death.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, June 1, 1899, p. 3

George Anderson, formerly of this city, died at his home in Lenox Tuesday, May 30, 1899. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in that city. We have not learned any further particulars regarding his demise. George had many friends in this place who will regret to learn of his death. He was a young man whom everyone recognized as a friend. Of exemplary character, his life bade fair to be one of more than ordinary beauty and influence, until the dread consumption took hold upon him. Something like a year ago he went to mountains of Colorado to see if it would not benefit him, but the good was only temporary. For some little time he has been residing in Lenox. Only a day or two ago he sent word to his brother Harry that he intended to go to Denver to see him in a short time.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1899, p. 9

Obituary – George Anderson, whose death at his father’s home near Lenox we mentioned last week, lived in Corning a number of years and was well and favorably known here. He worked at A. B. Turner’s and Scott & Biggar’s for about eight years, removing to Colorado three years ago on account of his health. He was a victim of consumption and it was hoped that the change of climate would cure him. This hope was disappointed, however, and he returned a few months ago to wait patiently until death should relieve his sufferings. Mr. Anderson was about thirty years of age. The people of Corning unite in bearing testimony to his many excellent characteristics and there was general expression of regret at his death and of sympathy for his relatives. Mrs. Anderson, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cooper of Prescott, and one child survive him. The funeral occurred on Wednesday at Lenox. Among the friends from Corning who attended it were Z. T. Widener, H. E. Westrope, W. M. Scott, Frank Andrews and their wives, Mrs. Rolla Wilson, Mrs. W. P. Campbell, Miss Ruth Munns, Geo. M. Johnston, Arthur Johnston, and Geo. Bronner.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1899, p. 7

We clip the following obituary notice from the Lenox Time Table:

George Anderson was born in Pennsylvania July 8, 1866. While a mere babe he moved with his parents to Washington County, Iowa, and remained there for twelve years. In 1880 he and his parents came to the vicinity of Lenox where he resided until manhood. For six years he was engaged in business in Corning. In June 1895 he was united in marriage with Miss Cora Cooper. The wife and a little daughter of two years are left to mourn the absence of a loving husband and father. About three years ago because of failing health Mr. Anderson went to Colorado but the germs of consumption were then too deeply seated to be eradicated by climate. Slowly and gradually his strength failed until about three months ago he was brought from his home in Canon City, Colorado, to the parental home in Lenox. Since that time he has failed rapidly and on Tuesday morning May 30th, succumbed to the ravages of the dread disease. Since early babyhood he has been a consecrated Christian, his native church home being in the United Presbyterian church of Lenox. His membership at the time of death was with the Presbyterian church of Canon City. His last moments were tranquil and composed. The fear of death was taken away in the hope of eternal life. He was fully resigned to the will of God, who “giveth unto His beloved sleep.” The funeral services were conducted in the U. P. church Wednesday at 3 o’clock by Rev. Ryan assisted by Rev. Weir.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, February 25, 1905, [p. 1]

Creston American—Carrie Elliott was born in Adams County, Sept. 6, 1860. United in marriage to W. [illiam] J. [ohn] Andrews of Ringgold County, Jan. 6th, 1887. Died February 12, 1905. Mrs. Andrews leaves two children, Mary, aged fourteen and Hugh, aged eleven; also two brothers, Joseph Elliott of Ringgold County and Wm. T. Elliott of Ottumwa, and several other relatives and many sympathizing friends to mourn her death.

Mrs. Andrews has a large circle of warm friends in this vicinity, where for so many years she has been well known as a faithful wife, a fond mother and a kind and lovable friend and neighbor. The greater part of Mrs. Andrews life was spent in Platte township, Union County, where her parents, the late Josiah Elliott and wife located in 1866.



Clarinda Herald, Friday, October 4, 1895, p. 5

Mrs. O. [scar] H. [awks] Bardwell, a former resident of this place, died at Lenox, Ia., this week. She was a victim of consumption; a husband and two children are left to mourn her departure.



Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, August 17, 1965, p. 3

Amy Barnhill, 89, Clearfield, Dies

Clearfield—Mrs. Amy Barnhill, 89, of Clearfield died at the Greater Community hospital at Creston Monday. She was a former resident of Lenox but had been living at the Clearfield nursing home at Clearfield for the past three years.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the United Presbyterian church at Lenox. Burial will be in the Lenox cemetery.

Mrs. Barnhill is survived by three sons, Lloyd Barnhill of Barnston, Nebr., Glen Barnhill of Tingley and Joe Barnhill of St. Louis, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Armstrong of Lincoln, Nebr., and Mrs. Ida Cardiss of Shenandoah.



Clearfield Chronicle (Clearfield, Iowa), August 18, 1964, [p. 1]

Mrs. Amy Barnhill, 89, Passes Away

Mrs. Amy Barnhill passed away at the Creston Hospital Sunday evening after having been taken there by ambulance Sunday morning.

She had not been ill. She had gotten up from a chair to straighten the covering when her legs gave away and she went to the floor.

Mrs. Barnhill has been a resident of the Nursing Home here since January 25, 1962. She was preceeded in death by her husband about three years ago.

She is survived by three sons, Lloyd of Nebraska; Joe of Saint Louis, Mo.; and Glen of Tingley and several grandchildren.

Last rites will be held Wednesday at Lenox U. P. Church.



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, March 11, 1909, p. 5

Obituary – Died February 22, 1909, at the home of her son, Geo. S. Beach, Mrs. L. C. Beach, whose maiden name was Lavantia C. [hristina] Harding. Born in West Winfield, Herkimer County, New York, January 15, 1827, Mrs. Beach was descended from a long line of English ancestry, the family being transplanted to America by Nathan Harding, her great great grandfather, who landed at Cape Cod in 1640.

Mrs. Beach was married to Samuel Spencer Beach in 1852 in New York. She with her husband moved to Monmouth, Illinois in 1853, where her husband died in 1854. After his death she remained in Monmouth about six months when she returned to New York where she lived with her parents, taking care of them in their old age until their death. She then returned to Monmouth, living there for several years and spent three years in California with her sister, Mrs. Moss. She then returned to Illinois and from there moved to Lenox, Iowa, where she has made her home, with the exception of the last six years, during which time she has lived with her son, G. [eorge] S. [pencer] Beach.

The funeral services of Mrs. Beach were held in the Methodist church, Lenox, Iowa, at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, February 24th, conducted by Rev. A. L. Davidson. There were present many of the friends and relatives who had known and admired the many good qualities and virtues of the deceased.

A large beautiful floral pillow with the word “Grandma” was placed on the casket as a token of love from the grandchildren, with other testimonies of love and esteem. The services began by singing Rock of Ages by the choir. Rev. Felsher led in prayer and then a solo, “Face to Face,” was sang by Mrs. C. Ethington.

Rev. Davidson took his text from Amos 4:12 and paid a touching tribute to her memory as a mother. The songs, “Gathering Home One by One,” and Lead Kindly Light,” were sang, after which the remains were interred in the Lenox cemetery by the side of her sister, Mrs. E. Moss, who died October 13, 1899.

Clifford S. Beach, of I. S. C., Ames, grandson; Mrs. A. W. Harding and Charles Harding, of Des Moines, niece and nephew of the deceased, came in answer to a telegram.

Mrs. Beach leaves one son, Geo. S. [pencer] Beach of Grove Township, and six grandchildren, Geo. Harding Beach, Nelle L. Beach, Edna M. Holbrook, Effie J. Jacoby, Luella E. Cottrell and Clifford S. [pencer] Beach, and eight great grandchildren and a host of friends who revere her memory.   C.



Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, December 19, 1916, p. 4


Edward N. Beadle [Beadel]  died at his home December 16th, aged 66 years. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church and interment made in Fairview cemetery.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, December 21, 1916, p. 5

Edward N. Beadel, an old and respected resident of Lenox and vicinity, passed away on Sunday, December 10th, aged 66 years, 4 months and 25 days. The deceased is mourned by a widow and three children.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, April 1, 1926, p. 7

George W. Boyer, son of Wm. and Mary Boyer, [was] born in Pennsylvania, August 12, 1845 and departed this life March 15, 1926, at the Community Hospital in Creston, Ia., aged 80 years, seven months and 3 days. When a small child, he moved with his parents to Hancock County, Ill. At the age of 18 he enlisted in Company D, 14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry and served during the remainder of the war. He was married, Dec. 24, 1868, to Harriet A. Kern. In 1872 they moved to Taylor County where he has resided continuously for 54 years. Their first home in Taylor County was located 2 miles west of Sharpsburg where they lived twenty-five years, then lived for seventeen years north of Sharpsburg. From here they moved to Gravity and later to Lenox where the remaining years were spent. To this union nine children were born, one dying in infancy, Effie at the age of 21, Iva at the age of 47.  His wife preceded him in death June 7, 1922. The living children are, Otis, of Sharpsburg; Myrtle Coulter, of Corning; Clara Boltinghouse, Jas., Chester, and Clarence of Lenox. Besides the children he leaves 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and many other relatives besides a host of friends. He also leaves five sisters, one in Portland, Ore.; one in Lincoln, Nebr.; one in Alden, Ill.; one in La Harpe, Ill.; and one in Kansas City, Mo. He was a charter member of the Blue Grove church, later moving his letter to the Lenox Church of Christ, where he was a member at the time of his death. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 17, at 2 o’clock at the Church of Christ, conducted by Rev. F. C. McCallon and Rev. E. C. Miller. Rev. McCallon was formerly pastor of the Christian church at Lenox and preached the funeral service of both Mrs. Boyer and daughter. Interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, December 28, 1916, p. 5

Lolita Louise, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bryant was buried Sunday afternoon, December 24th. Revs. McCallon and Davidson conducted the burial service.



Clearfield Enterprise, Thursday, June 1, 1939, [p. 1]

Isora Elva Dakin

Mrs. Isora E. Dakin, nee Winkley, was born in New Hampshire on March 27, 1849, and died in Taylor County, Iowa, May 25th, 1939, her age being 80 years, 1 month and 28 days. She had been a continuous resident in one home in Clearfield for over thirty-five years, and was one of the local “pioneers.”

Her parents were William and Deborah Winkley, who retired from their farm home north of Clearfield when age brought infirmity and both finished their lives here at ages near 90 years, Mr. Winkley dying in September 1912 and Mother Winkley some years later.

Mrs. Dakin has two brothers, Frank and William Winkley, and one sister, Mrs. --Johnson, who died here long ago. A son of Frank Winkley is still living in Illinois.

Wm. Winkley served in the Union army, as did Henry White---husband of the deceased---so that she was at once wife of one veteran and daughter of another Civil War soldier.

By successive marriages, she was Mrs. Williamson, then Mrs. Dakin. Mrs. Dakin’s last residence here, perhaps 35 years, was the conclusion of a long and busy lifetime.

One daughter, Lulu May White, died in infancy and was buried in the old cemetery, Lenox---and the body of her mother now lies alongside, the interment being at Lenox after the funeral at 10, on Saturday at the Crew funeral home here.

Rev. M. O. McKenzie conducted the service; singing was by Misses Margaret Swan and Barbara Barrans; pallbearers were E. C. Nickle, C. B. Parslow, J. M. Stephenson, Gene Baxter, A. R. Spurrier, Joe Barrans and L. H. Andrews.


[DUGAN, THOMAS, 1813-1894]

Taylor County Democrat (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1894, p. 4

L. M. and Geo. Dugan and Mrs. Abe McMillen and little daughter Minnie arrived from Osceola, Neb., Sunday morning, where they had been attending the sickness and burial of their father, Thos. Dugan.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, April 19, 1928, p.  7

Horace Goodrich who had been ill for several weeks, passed away Wednesday morning of last week at the age of 83 years. The funeral was held Sunday at the M. E. church at Hopkins. The body was laid to rest in the Hopkins cemetery.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, June 12, 1947, [p. 1]

Mrs. Susie Gordon Passes Away

Susie May Long was born in Mercer County, Pa., July 6, 1869 and passed away on June 7, 1947 at the age of 77 years, 11 months and one day. She was the youngest daughter of a family of seven sons and three daughters of Hugh and Florindia Long.

She is survived by two sons, Leigh, Marshall, Mo., and Hugh Gordon, Marion, Ia., three grandchildren, Ed, Janet Carol, Suzanne; and her nephew H. Roy Long, who made his home with them from the age of 13 until his marriage; one sister, Mrs. J. [ames] U. riah] Wyant of Bedford, Iowa and two brothers, J. C. Long of Lompoc, Calif., and Dr. S. C. Long, Bakersfield, Calif.

She moved with her parents to Ringgold County, Iowa when she was nine years old and lived there until 1889 when the family moved to a farm two miles west of Lenox.

She was married to Edward D. [aniel] Gordon on November 22, 1894. They lived on a farm l ½ miles north of Lenox until 1939 when they moved into Lenox where the husband, Ed, passed away October l7, 1946.

She made a profession of her faith when a young girl in the [?] Valley United Presbyterian Church. When the family moved to Lenox her letter was transferred to the Lenox United Presbyterian church. After her marriage she transferred her membership to the First Presbyterian Church of Lenox, Iowa with her husband.

She enjoyed her family, her neighbors and friends and was always looking after their welfare. She enjoyed her life in Lenox after spending nearly 50 years on the same farm on which she and her husband started housekeeping. She under went a major operation two years ago and was always so [?]ful she was returned home  her strength restored to care for her husband, Ed, who was in poor health.

She was apparently in good health in recent weeks but certain conditions developed making it necessary to return to the hospital for observation. Her condition weakened fast and she passed away Saturday morning, June 7, 1947 at the Iowa Methodist hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. She lived a Christian life, doing good to all those of her acquaintance. She will be missed by her family, her neighbors and a host of friends in this community.

Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian Monday at 2:00 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Moneymaker. Interment at Fairview cemetery.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, June 12, 1947, p. 5

Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral of Mrs. Susie Gordon were: Dr. S. C. Long, Bakersfield, California; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hill of Des Moines; G. A. Wyant and family and Hugh Wyant and family of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Will Henderson, John Frazier, Mrs. Maude Beemer, Mr. and Mrs. James Tindall and Mr, and Mrs. George Tindall of Tingley; Mrs. John Stephenson of Clearfield; Mrs. Eula Rogers of Shannon City; Mrs. H. M. Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. John Hansen and Carol of Atlantic; and Mr. and Mrs. Olive Turner of Corning.



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, February 4, 1909, [p. 1]

D. H. Bannon went to Lenox Monday to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Daniel Hayes, who died at his home there Saturday.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, November 26, 1970, p. 8

Cliff Henderson given Mason rites

SIAM—A large crowd attended the Clifford Henderson, 74, funeral at the Christian Church Nov 18. He was born and reared in Siam and married Hazel Comstock of Bedford on Jan 8, 1916.

He died Nov 15 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha after a long illness.

He leaves his wife, two sons, Billy and Cliff Jr in California, five daughters, Maxine and Opal in Iowa, Roslyn and Radean in Omaha, Marjorie in California and a brother, Fred in New Market.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Ben Anderson and Mrs Del Bashor of New Market. Loren Daly was the minister assisted by Clarence Potter. Bearers were Jim Eppers, Gene Vanarsdol, Emory Hardee, Vern Melvin, Floyd Jobe and Walter Coston. Plumb Lodge gave their ritual service at the graveside in Siam cemetery.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, October 2, 1930, p. 7

Blue Grove

The body of Mrs. Geo. Johnson, a cousin of Mrs. Henry Cochran, was brought to Lenox for burial Sunday. Short funeral services were held at the cemetery. Mrs. Johnson’s home was at Deerfield, Mo., but at the time of her death she was visiting at the home of her daughter, at York, Nebr.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, October 2, 1930, p. 5

Julia E. Johnson

Julia E. (Henry) Johnson was born in Steuben County, Indiana June 30, 1848. Her early life was spent in Vernon County, Wisconsin, where she was married on June 30, 1871 to George W. Johnson at Viroqua.

Following their marriage, she and her husband moved to Lenox, where they settled and made their home until the time of his death on November 27, 1903. After her husband’s death, she and the family moved to Missouri.

Since early childhood she has been a member of the Christian church, and was a charter member of the local church of Christ. She died on September 26, 1930 while visiting at the home of her daughter in York, Nebraska. The funeral services were held in the church at York on Saturday morning, September 27. Her body was then brought to Lenox and laid to rest beside that of her husband.

She is survived by five children: Violet G. Brown, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming; Shiri A. Johnson of Arcadia, Kansas; Earl E. Johnson of Deerfield, Missouri; Nina I. Rogers of York, Nebr.; Bertha G. Wensell of Mulberry, Kansas; seventeen grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and one brother, A. A. Henry of Salem, Oregon; as well as a host of friends.

Services at the grave in Lenox were conducted by Rev. Freeman of the Christian church.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, November 15, 1934, p. 4

Mary Lyddon Rites Held November 1

Died at Home of Daughter South of Stuart Last Tuesday After Short Illness

Mrs. Mary Lyddon, who had lived in Dexter since 1908 and was much loved by all who knew her, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Carter, south of Stuart, Tuesday night of last week following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Lyddon was a splendid woman, a good mother, and a never failing friend in time of need.

Mary Ella Moody, daughter of Charles E. and Katharine Moody was born in Xenia, Ohio, August 29, 1859, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Carter, south of Stuart, October 30, 1934 at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 1 day.

On October 11, 1894, at Conway, Iowa, she was united in marriage to William Lyddon. To this union one child was born, Florence Mae, Mrs. Roy Carter of near Stuart. Mrs. Lyddon was also a mother to the following children: Orville, John, Arthur, Ina, Walter, Ona, Ida and Roy Lyddon the last two of whom preceded her in death, as did also her husband. She also mothered and made a home for her grandson, Norman Lyddon, whose mother died when he was a small child.

The family lived in Taylor County near Lenox, Iowa, for about 5 years before moving to a farm south of Dexter, where they lived 2 years. They then lived in Stuart 5 years, moving to Dexter in 1908, where the home has been ever since.

In her early life Mrs. Lyddon accepted Christ as her Saviour, uniting with the United Presbyterian church in Lenox and later transferring her membership to the Dexter church. She lived consistently as a Christian, dying in the faith.

Funeral services were conducted in the Dexter Presbyterian church by her pastor, Rev. Youtsler at 10:30 a. m. Thursday, November 1st, with interment in the Lenox cemetery at 2 p. m.



Clarinda Herald, Thursday, June 28, 1928, p. 5


The funeral services for D. Marshall were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist church conducted by Rev. Osborn of New Market. Mr. Marshall was a former resident of Siam and had many friends here who are grieved at his death. He was laid to rest beside his mother in the Siam cemetery.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, February 7, 1949, [p. 1]

Mary L. Moss, 90, Dies Early Today

Mrs. Mary Laura Moss, 90, died at her home at 617 North Birch street at 9:20 a. m. today after an extended illness. She had been a resident of Creston since 1924 after previously living at Conway and Lenox.

Funeral services will be held at the Salem Lutheran church at 10 a. m. Wednesday. Rev. F. E. Anderson will officiate. Burial will be at Lenox. Her body will remain at McGregor Brothers and Coens’ funeral home until Tuesday afternoon when it will be taken to the home at 617 North Birch street.

Mary Laura Hamilton was born in Peoria County, Illinois, November 24, 1858. She was the daughter of Edwin and Laura Elizabeth Keefer Hamilton. She was married at Peoria, Ill., March 3, 1880, to John Francis Moss, who preceded her in death, Sept. 19, 1915.

Mrs. Moss is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lois R. Walker and Mrs. Daisy E. Cole, both of Creston; a son, Francis V. Moss of Burlington; a brother, Elmer Hamilton of Buffalo, N. Y., and a sister, Martha Backus of Brimfield, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A son, Harry, died in 1883.

Mrs. Moss was a member of the Rebekah lodge.



Creston News Advertiser, Wednesday, February 9, 1949, [p. 1]

Mary Laura Moss Is Buried at Lenox

Funeral services for Mary Laura Moss were held at 10 a. m. today at the Salem Lutheran church, with Rev. F. E. Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Lenox cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Moss, Jack Moss, Leon Moss, Bill Moss, Billie Walker, and Deane Smith.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, February 6, 1941, [p. 1]

Death Came to Marcile Nicholson

18-year-old Girl Died After Seven Months Illness

The entire community was deeply saddened Saturday night when it was learned that Marcile Nicholson, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Nicholson, has passed away that evening at the State University hospital at Iowa City. Marcile was taken ill about seven months ago and had spent most of the time since then in hospitals in Council Bluffs and Iowa City.

Funeral services were held at the Stringtown church Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, conducted by the Rev. F. J. Robins. Music was furnished by Miss Olive Colyn and Marian Jean Young with Mrs. Floyd Young as accompanist. The selections were “There’ll Be No Disappointment in Heaven,” “Good Night and Good Morning,” and “In the Upper Garden.”

The pallbearers were Marjorie Morris, Jean Purdum, Betty Cook, Mildred Trost, Jean McGregor and Lela Nelson. The flower girls were Alberta Miller, Dorothy Gray, Barbara Minnick, and Margaretta Boone. Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery.

Life Story

Ardella Marcile Nicholson, daughter of Albert and Lulu Nicholson, was born near Wichita, Kansas on January 8, 1923 and died at Iowa City on Feb. 1, 1941, at the age of 18 years and 24 days.

About six years ago, she came with her parents to Iowa and had since lived in the vicinity of Lenox. In 1925 she united with the United Brethren Church of Maize, Kans., but since coming to Iowa she attended the church and Sunday school at Stringtown as long as she was physically able. She was always bright and smiling and gave the appearance of being happy in spite of her suffering.

She is survived by her parents, one brother, Alford Louis and one half-brother, Mervyn Reed Belding of Lenox, also her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Nicholson of Wichita, Kans., together with many other more distant relatives.

Those living at a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Nicholson of Wichita, Kans., Gordon Nicholson and Mrs. Paul Walker of Maize, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brooke and Wanda and Mrs. Lester Brooke of Clarinda, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bivens, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Reynolds and Mrs. Max Woodard of Villisca, Ia.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Friday, February 24, 1928, p. 3

Southeast Adams

Mrs. James Ginn received word last week of the death of Mrs. William Norris of Oelwein, Iowa. Mrs. Norris was formerly a resident of Adams County, having lived for many years on a farm in Grant Township and also in Corning when Mr Norris was sheriff of Adams County. For several years they have lived in Oelwein, which is also the home of their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Henderson. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home of Miss Nellie Masters of Lenox, who is a niece of the deceased. Interment was made at Fairview cemetery.



Bedford Times-Republican, Friday, March 17, 1905, p. 2

Called Hence

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Salsberry [Salisbury] left on the noon train today for Lenox, where they were called by a message telling of the death of Mr. Salsberry’s sister, Mrs. Hattie Peary [Perry].

The deceased was 69 years of age and has been suffering with dropsy for a long time and her death was not unexpected. Her home up to a few months ago was in Oswego County, New York, but her health was so poor that she came west hoping the change would be beneficial. Since last fall she has been staying with her brother, Sullivan Salsberry [Salisbury], who lives two and a half miles southeast of Lenox, and it was there she died at 9 o’clock this morning. She leaves no family, her husband having died some years ago. As yet no funeral arrangements have been made.



Creston News Advertiser, Friday, October 10, 1930, [p. 1]

Lenox Pioneer Resident Dies

Mrs. Mary Proud, 65, a resident of Lenox for more than 30 years, died at the home of her son here today after a short illness. She had been visiting at the Lyle Proud home on New York Avenue for several weeks.

She is survived by her son, Lyle of Creston, and one daughter, Mrs. Edith Boone of Lenox. Her husband died in 1915. Mrs. Proud had lived at Lenox 32 years and was well known in that community.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.



Creston News Advertiser, Saturday, October 11, 1930, [p. 1]

Services on Sunday For Mrs. Mary Proud

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Proud, a Lenox resident, who died at the home of her son, Lyle Proud, here early Friday morning, will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the United Presbyterian church at Lenox. Burial will take place at the Lenox cemetery.

Mrs. Proud had been a resident of Lenox for more than 30 years. She was visiting at her son’s home here at the time of her death.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, March 26, 1931, p. 5

Banks L. Prow Died

A letter received from Nellie Prow, at El Monte, Calif., tells of the death of her father, Banks Prow, on February 26th, after a lingering illness, the daughter having been with him during his final illness.

The body had been placed in a vault at El Monte, expecting to have the body shipped to Lenox for burial, probably next May, at which time the daughter, Nellie, plans to accompany the body back to its last resting place, or else arrange that the son, Henry Prow, shall come from Centerville to look after the final obsequies.

Miss Prow’s letter mentions having seen Dale and Blaine Prow recently, and that Dale’s wife is resting in preparation for an operation for goiter.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 23, 1951, p. 3

Funeral Is Held For Henry Pro[w] Died In Centerville, Was Former New Market Resident

New Market (Special) Funeral services for Henry Pro[w], 73 were held at the New Market Church of Christ, Sunday afternoon, August 19, at 2 o’clock.

Rev. D. Cooley of Centerville was in charge of the service with I D. Stickelman, pastor of the Church of Christ of New Market and Raymond Phillips, evangelist of Lincoln, Ill., assisting. E Harold Baird of Villa Grove, Ill, was vocalist, with Mrs Opal Brown accompanist at the piano. Interment was in Old Memory cemetery.

Henry Pro[w] died Thursday, Aug 16 at his home in Centerville, following a prolonged illness. He leaves his wife, one adopted son Harold and wife and two grandchildren, all of Centerville. Mr. and Mrs. Pro[w] were former residents of New Market before moving to Centerville a number of years ago.

Mrs. Pro[w] is a sister of Francis, Silas and Miles Cunningham, who with three nephews, Merle Moranville of Shenandoah, Lester Hite of Atchison, Kan. And Walter Alger of Gravity, were casket bearers. Charlotte Moranville of Shenandoah and Beverly Pratt were in charge of flowers.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, August 5, 1943, [p. 1]

Rites Friday For Mrs. Prow

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Prow were held Friday at the grave in Fairview cemetery with the Rev. E. F. Hagee in charge of the rites.

Mrs. Prow, the widow of the late A. [quiller] B. [anks] Prow and a former Lenox resident, died July 24 in a hospital at Los Angeles.

Since leaving Lenox, Mrs. Prow had resided at El Monte, Calif.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, April 27, 1942, [p. 1]

Mrs. Alma B. Rogers, 47, Died Sunday; Rites Will Be Tomorrow

Mrs. Alma Belle Rogers, 47, of 215 Myrtle Street died Sunday at Greater Community Hospital following an illness of two years.

Mrs. Rogers was born Sept. 2, 1894 [1892] at Lenox, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warner, who survive. She was married at Lenox March 24, 1915, to Roy [Ray] Rogers, who preceded her in death in February 1920 [January 1919]. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church at Lenox and of the Eastern Star. She worked as a saleslady and lived in Creston since 1923.

Funeral services will be held at the Roland funeral home Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. with the Rev. L. E. Watson in charge. Burial will be at Fairview cemetery, Lenox.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, April 30, 1942, p. 4

Mrs. A. Rogers Buried Here

Burial was held in the Fairview cemetery in Lenox Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Alma B. [ell] Rogers, 47, who passed away at the Greater Community hospital in Creston, Sunday, following a two years illness.

Mrs. Rogers was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warner who survive her, and was born at Lenox Sept. 2, 1894 [1892]. She was married on March 24, 1915 in Lenox to Roy [Ray] Rogers, who preceded her in death in 1920 [1919].

Mrs. Rogers was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox and of the O. E. O. She had made her home in Creston for the past 19 years.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, May 14, 1914, p. 5

Beryle Elizabeth, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alpha Rogers, was buried Tuesday, May 12, in Fairview Cemetery. The sympathy of friends goes out to the bereaved parents whose first born was given to them but for a day.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, December 27, 1907, p. 4

Mrs. Mary Jane, relict of Robert Rogers formerly of Grant township, died at her home in Lenox on Christmas day, of a compilation of diseases, aged 72 years, 2 months and 20 days. Deceased was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Oct. 5, 1835, where she resided until 16 years of age when she moved with her parents to Linn County, Ia., where she married Mr. Rogers whose death occurred at Lenox on April 19, 1905. To this union were born five children, four of whom are living, they being Mrs. John Long of Lenox, Mrs. David Clark of near Lenox, C.[harles] W. [illiam] Rogers and H. E. Rogers who reside in Grant Township. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers moved to Adams County and settled in Grant Township in 1886, where they resided until June 19, 1901, when they moved to Lenox. Mrs. Rogers had been a consistent member of the M. E. church since 1858. The funeral will be held today at 2 o’clock from the M. E. church at Lenox conducted by Rev. A. F. Conrey. Interment in the Lenox cemetery.



Hamburg Reporter (Hamburg, Iowa), Thursday, February 19, 1942, [p. 1]

Robert Lee Rogers

Robert Lee Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Rogers, was born Nov. 17, 1930  [1929] at Sharpsburg, Ia. and departed from this life Feb. 16, 1942, at the age 13 years, 2 months and 15 days at the Hamburg hospital, death resulting from an internal injury received in a fall.

Bobbie, as he was better known by his schoolmates and all that loved him, will be greatly missed. He leaves to mourn his departure his mother and father, a sister, Evelyn Rogers of Shenandoah, and two brothers, Haldean and Howard, at home, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 a, m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Hamburg conducted by Rev. H. D. Butts of Riverton. Interment was in the Lenox, Ia., cemetery.

[Note: The death date on his headstone is 1929.]



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, August 3, 1904, p. 2


Miss Della Saunders died at her home near Stringtown Thursday morning, July 28. Miss Saunders has been a great sufferer for several years and death came as a welcome release. Rev. W. F. Graham of Prescott conducted the funeral services at Lenox. Mr. Graham was in Tarkio, Mo., at the time of her death, but came in response to a telegram as he had promised her he would preach her funeral sermon from a text selected by her.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, August 3, 1904, p. 8

Mary Adella Saunders died Thursday, July 28, 1904, after a lingering illness of eight years. Della was born August 16, 1878. At the age of 12 she united with the Adams United Presbyterian Church of which she remained a consistent and useful member until her death. Her illness did not check her usefulness, for even when lying upon her bed of sickness she was busy devising means whereby she might be useful to the Master. She was a zealous worker in the Sabbath school and in the Ladies’ Missionary society of which organization she was secretary. Her patient resignation to the will of the Master has been an inspiration to many who have not been called upon to endure such affliction. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the whole community. She chose her own funeral text, which was a very appropriate one. The text was Philippians 1:23. “For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better.” The sorrow of the bereaved ones is tempered with joy on account of the knowledge that their loved one is “with Christ which is far better.” The funeral was conducted at the Saunders home, July 20, at 2 p. m. by her pastor, Rev. W. F. Graham of the Adams U. P. church. The interment took place in the cemetery at Lenox. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Yea saith the spirit that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.”    G.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, January 5, 1918, p. 7

Lenox Time Table---After one-week illness Richard Scott passed away at the home of his daughter last Monday. Mr. Scott was about 83 years of age. During the past five years he had made his home among his children who live in Lenox and vicinity. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p. m. from the M. E. church, Rev. Holmes officiating. Obituary next week.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, July 23, 1915, p. 7

Obituary – Denton L. Stottlemyer was born in Frederick County, Maryland, October 11, 1848, and passed away at his home in Clearfield, Iowa, July 18, 1915, being at the time of his death 66 years, 9 months and 7 days of age. With Mr. Stottlemyer’s death we lose another one of our old soldiers, he having enlisted in the one hundred day service in the latter part of the year 1864.

He was married to Martha Jane Freshour who was born in Frederick County, Maryland. To this union 7 children were born, 5 of whom are living. Mr. Stottlemyer and family came to Lenox, Iowa, in the spring of 1886 where they lived until the death of his wife in 1888, after which time he made his home in various places in southern Iowa. In 1891 he returned to Maryland, where he lived until his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Lavina Miller in February, 1898, at which time they came to Iowa, where they lived until 1903. During the next 7 years Missouri and Kansas claimed him as a resident, after which time he returned to Iowa where he made his home with his son on a farm in the vicinity of Lenox, until March 1915, when he moved to Clearfield, Iowa, where he lived until the time of his death.

All medical aid and loving care was of no avail. Death came not unexpectedly as Mr. Stottlemyer has been sick since the time of his wife’s death, which occurred March 18, 1914. He leaves to mourn his loss four sons, Alva, Harry, Atlee and Robert, and one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Fackler of Moline, Ill., also a number of grandchildren all of the first union. Also Miss Rose Stottlemyer and an adopted son, Irvin, of the second union, besides the numerous friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon, July 20, at the Church of the Brethren in Lenox, conducted by Bro. H. F. Caskey. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery.

[Note: Lavina Elizabeth Miller’s obituary gives the marriage date as March 11, 1890 and her death date as March 20, 1914.]



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, July 14, 1938, [p 1]

Funeral services for Andrew Tully Held Sun.

Funeral services for Andrew Tully were held last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the United Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. H. W. Orr and Dr. A. L. Davidson. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.

Andrew G. [eorge] Tully, eldest son of George and Jane Tully, was born in North Monaghan, Peterboro County, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 28, 1851, and died at his home [in] Lenox, July 8, 1938, at the advanced age of 86 years, 6 months and 10 days.

In 1881 he moved to Adams County with his parents. He married Mary Agnes Davidson February 6, 1893, who preceeded him in death August 30, 1931. To them were born five children: George Melville, Lenox; Herbert D., Lenox; Wellington Bruce, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Lela Long and Mrs. Vera Roll, both of Lenox.

In early manhood he united with the St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Peterborough, Ontario and later changed his membership to the United Presbyterian church in Lenox.

Until six months ago he enjoyed good health.

Those who survive him are his five children, six grandchildren: Mrs. Edith Boltinghouse, Harlan; Wellington W. Tully, Minneapolis; Donald W. Tully, Mary Lou and Robert Long and James Roll, all of Lenox; four [great] grandchildren: Earl Boltinghouse Wellington Jr., and Ralph and Gwendolyn Tully; five sisters, Mrs. Annie Smith, Peterboro, Ontario; Mrs. Mary Jane McFee, Roser, Manitoba; Mrs. Ettie Kane, Galesburg, Ill.; and Mrs. Maggie McFee and Mrs. Ernie McFee, both of Creston; one brother, Will Tully of Winnipeg, Manitoba.



Creston Daily Advertiser, Friday, November 30, 1923, p. 3

Lenox Resident Passed Away

Mrs. Jane Tully of Lenox passed away this morning at 3 o’clock at her home. She was 94 years old and had been in poor health for some time, but the past week was in a serious condition.

Mrs. Tully was the mother of Mrs. George McFee, Mrs. John Hughs [Hughes] and Mrs. John McFee of this city.

The funeral arrangements have not been made but will be announced later.



Creston Daily Advertiser, Monday, December 3, 1923, p. 12

----Miss Evelyn Hughes of Malvern has returned to her school duties after having attended the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Jane Tully at Lenox.


---Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Tully of Des Moines passed through Creston Sunday Enroute to Lenox to attend the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Jane Tully.



Creston News Advertiser, Wednesday, May 18, 1949, [p. 1]

Former Resident of Lenox Dies in Canada

Lenox—William F. [owler] Tully, 90, a resident of Lenox many years ago, died in a hospital in Winnipeg, Canada, Sunday afternoon. His body will be brought to Lenox and funeral services will be held at the Arnold funeral home here at 2:30 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery here.

Mr. Tully was born in Canada but came to Lenox early in life. He returned to Canada with his family almost 50 years ago. He was one of a family of 10 children. He is survived by three children, one daughter and two sons; a number of grandchildren; and five sisters. A number of nieces and nephews survive in the Lenox and Creston communities.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, May 23, 1949, p. 8

Fred Tully and Mrs. Harold Puttee returned to their home in Winnipeg, Canada, yesterday, after accompanying the body of their father, William Tully, for burial in Lenox. The funeral was on Friday. Mr. Tully and Mrs. Puttee were guests in the home of their father’s sister, Mrs. George McFee, and family. Other guests in the McFee home were Mrs. Harold Larsen and Mrs. Paul Robbins, of Galesburg, Ill, who came for their uncle’s funeral. Creston members of the family, present in Lenox for the funeral were Mrs. George McFee, Miss Jennie Belle McFee, Mrs. Jay Cox, Mrs. Viva C. Peterson, James, Ab and Bruce McFee. Mrs. Oscar Schwab of Greenfield also attended.



Creston News Advertiser, Thursday, May 26, 1949, p. 3

Lenox—Those attending the Will Tully funeral services from a distance were Mrs. Paul Robbins, Mrs. Harold Larson, Mrs. George McFee, Jennie Belle McFee, Viva Peterson, Mrs. Jay Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McFee, Bruce McFee, Ab McFee and Jim McFee, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Potts of Creston; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Buell, Mt. Ayr; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Potts, Stuart; Mr. and Mrs. Will Potts, Grinnell; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sommers, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Harold Puttee and Fred Tully, from Winnipeg, Canada. A number of nieces and nephews from Lenox attended. Nephews were pallbearers. Mrs. Margaret McFee of Lenox is one of five sisters surviving, all over 80 years of age, the eldest being 95.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, January 17, 1952, p. 2

Benjamin Vardaman – Benjamin Ruthford Vardaman, son of Francis and Mary Baker Vardaman, was born in Page County near Shambaugh, Ia., Aug. 29, 1876, and died in his sleep at his hotel room in Des Moines, Ia., Dec. 15, 1951, at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 17 days.

He grew to manhood on his parents’ farm in Buchanan Township in Page County, Ia.

He attended country school, Amity College at College Springs in 1897, 1898 and 1899 and studied at Drake University at Des Moines in 1900, 1901 and 1903, specializing principally in history, literature and philosophy. He later studied at a fine arts school in Chicago, specializing in literature, public speaking and dramatics.

At one time he was manager of the W. L. Douglas shoe store in Des Moines. He traveled throughout the country employing and training salesmen for the Keystone View Co., the largest visual educational institution in the world. While with this firm Mr. Vardaman was one of the photographers detailed to photograph the funeral of President McKinley.

He was associate editor of the Merchants Trade Journal in Des Moines in 1907-1917; editor of the National Clothier, 1919-1922, editor-publisher of the National Community magazine, 1923-1938, author and co-author of several books.

Ben Vardaman traveled in every state in the Union and delivered over 8,000 lectures in the United States and Canada.

He was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church in 1897.

Sept. 9, 1906, he was united in marriage to Doris Harvey at Des Moines. Two sons were born to this union, Lawrence of Wapello and Howard of Evanston, Ill. His wife preceded him in death in 1936.

Those surviving, besides his sons, are two grandsons, two sisters, Mrs. Ira Fuller of Atwater, Calif. and Mrs. Erie Ann Pritchard of Shambaugh, two brothers, Avery Vardaman near Braddyville and Emmett of Shambaugh.

Funeral services were held in the White Funeral Home in Des Moines, Dec. 18, 1851, with services and burial at Lenox, Ia.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, January 9, 1936, p. 3

Ben Vardaman Writes After Losing Wife

Former Clarinda Woman Buried at Lenox After Sudden Death at Home of Sister

Mrs. Ben R. Vardaman of Des Moines, formerly Miss Doris Harvey when the home was on west Stuart Street in Clarinda, died very suddenly at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. C. Reed, in Des Moines, Sunday morning. Mr. Vardaman has written Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cramer here telling of the suddenness of her passing.

She went to spend the afternoon with her sister Saturday, as she frequently does, Mr. Vardaman writes, and about 7 00 o’clock as they were sitting talking about what they should prepare for supper she suddenly threw up her hands and fell from her chair unconscious. The doctor arrived within a few minutes and succeeded in reviving her.

But about 10 o’clock she had another spell, and again revived and slept well the rest of the night. About 10 o’clock Sunday morning she raised up on her elbow and asked her sister for some little thing, then she sank back on her pillow, and with a smile on her face, breathed her last.

The funeral services were held in Des Moines at the Carl White Funeral Home Wednesday morning, and the body taken to Lenox for burial that afternoon.

Besides her husband, who is editor of the Home Owned Stores magazine, she is survived by two sons, Lawrence H. [arvey] Vardaman of Keosauqua and Howard F. [rancis] Vardaman of Des Moines; two sisters, Mrs. B. J. Howland of Keosauqua and Mrs. Reed; and two brothers, F. W. Harvey of Portland, Ore., and H. H. Harvey of Palm Beach, Fla.



Creston News Advertiser, Thursday, June 14, 1951, [p. 1]

Lois Walker, 70, Dies Here Today

Mrs. Lois R. Walker, 70, a long-time resident of Creston, died at the Greater Community hospital here at 10:50 a. m. today. Mrs. Walker, who lived at 617 North Birch Street, had been ill with a heart ailment for two years.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at the Salem Lutheran church here. Rev. C. Willard Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in the cemetery at Lenox. Her body will be at McGregor Brothers and Coens funeral home until Friday morning when it will be taken to the home until time for the funeral services.

Lois Roberta Moss was born at Lenox, February 6, 1881. She was the daughter of John and Mary Hamilton Moss. She was married at Osceola, March 21, 1910, to Wilburn J. Walker, who survives her. They lived at Conway until moving to Creston in 1918. She had lived here since that time.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Novotne and Mrs. Maxine Hodge, both of Creston; a son, Billie Walker of Creston; a sister, Mrs. Daisy E. Cole of Creston; a brother, Francis V. Moss of Burlington, Ia.; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Walker was a member of the Salem Lutheran church and of auxiliary of the Burlington veterans.



Creston News Advertiser, Friday, June 15, 1951, [p. 1]

Funeral Saturday For Lois Walker

Funeral services for Mrs. W. J. (Lois) Walker will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at the Salem Lutheran church here. Rev. C. W. Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in the Lenox cemetery. Her body was taken to the home at 617 North Birch Street this morning, and will be taken to the church Saturday morning at 9:30 a. m. where it will lie in state until time of the services. Pallbearers will be Deane Smith, Russell Henry, Merwyn Allen, D. C. Ossian, Roy Schmoll and Chas. Miner.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, November 25, 1957, [p. 1]

Wilburn J. Walker Dies Sunday at 71

Wilburn J. [ames] Walker, 71, a retired Burlington railroad track foreman, died suddenly at the Greater Community hospital at 4:45 p. m. Sunday. He had been ill for only a short time.

Funeral services will be held at the Salem Lutheran church here at 10 a. m. Wednesday. Rev. Marcus Aurelius will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery at Lenox. His body will lie in state at Coens Home for Funerals until 9 a. m. Wednesday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until the 10 a. m. services. The casket will not be opened after the services. His family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. Tuesday.

Wilburn J. Walker was born in Kansas, March 10, 1886. He was the son of Alfred A. and Margaret Rebecca Clary Walker. He was married at Osceola, March 21, 1910, to Lois Roberta Moss, who preceded him in death June 14, 1951. He came to Creston in August 1918, and had made his home here since that time. He was the last survivor of a family of 10 children.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Novotne and Mrs. Maxine Hoge [Hodge], and a son Wilburn Moss (Billie) Walker, all of Creston. Also surviving are six grandchildren; a brother-in-law, T. V. Moss of Springfield, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Daisy Cole of Creston; and two nieces who lived from early childhood in the Walker home, Mrs. Phyllis Novotne of Salina, Kans., and June Cole of Creston.

Mr. Walker was a member of the Salem Lutheran church, the Burlington Veterans, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, and the Modern Woodmen of America.

[Note: U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 and census sources give his birth place as Maryville, Nodaway Co., Missouri.]



Creston News Advertiser, Wednesday, November 27, 1957, p. 8

Rites Today for Wilburn J. Walker

Funeral services for Wilburn J. [ames] Walker, a resident of Creston for the past 40 years who died suddenly at the Greater Community hospital Sunday afternoon, were held at 10 a. m. today at the Salem Lutheran church. Rev. Marcus Aurelius officiated. Burial was in Fairview cemetery at Lenox. Music was furnished by Mrs. Reed Kline, organist, and Duane Smith, vocalist, who sang “God’s Tomorrow” and “Does Jesus Care.” Pallbearers were Deane Smith, Merwyn Allen, H. O. Smith, James Ernst, S. W. Hartman and C. L. Onstot. Ladies in charge of the flowers were Mrs. O. E. Anderson, Mrs. D. C. Ossian and Mrs. Vincent Roeder.



Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, March 2, 1944, [p. 1]

Mrs. Sadie Warner Died This Morning After Long Illness

Mrs. Sadie N. Warner, 87, died at 8:10 o’clock this morning at her home, 215 Myrtle Street, after an illness of two years.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Runyan, she was born on Feb. 19, 1857, in Pennsylvania. Her marriage to Charles Warner, who survives, took place in 1890 at Monmouth, Ill.

The Warners made their home for a time at Lenox, moving from there to Creston in 1921. Mrs. Warner was an active member of the Presbyterian Church united during her years at Lenox.

With the exception of Mr. Warner, no immediate relatives survive. Their only child, Mrs. Alma Rogers, died in April 1942.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. John Neuenschwander at 2 p. m. Saturday at the home, 215 Myrtle Street. Burial will be at Lenox.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, February 20, 1936, p. 4

Life Story of Vera Rogers Weatherman

Vera Margaret, youngest daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Rogers, was born near Lenox, Iowa, February 28, 1908, and died Feb. 14, 1936, at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 27 years, 11 months and 14 days.

She was graduated from the Lenox high school in 1925. That fall she entered the nurse’s training school at Creston and graduated from there in 1928. In September 1929, she went to Chicago, Ill., and was a supervisor in the Passavant hospital for 3 years.

While in Chicago she was married to Dr. Harold Weatherman on May 31, 1931. Later she and her husband went to California, where they made their home for 3 years. In 1935 they moved to Salt Lake City, their present home.

At the age of 10 years she united with the Methodist church of which she has remained a member.

She is survived by her husband, father and mother, four brothers, Ernest of Prescott, Alpha of Lenox, Robert of Leon, and Orville of Hamburg; two sisters, Mrs. Mary McGregor and Mrs. Faye Hockett, both of Prescott. A brother, Ray, and a sister, Effie, preceded her in death. Ray died in 1919 at the age of 28; Effie, the wife of Van Gibson, died in 1920.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 18, from the Arnold funeral home in Lenox by the Rev. R. V. Felt of Prescott. Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, October 4, 1900, p. 10

Died Suddenly—W. [illiam] S. [herman] Westrope of Lenox, who was visiting his brother, H.[enry] E. Westrope, in this city, was called home Friday by news of the illness of his wife. On Sunday word was received of her death, which was caused by heart failure. The funeral of occurred Monday. Many friends here will sympathize with the bereaved family.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 29, 1976

Mrs. Fred Wheeler died Thursday

Mrs Fred Wheeler, 92, wife of a former Clarinda barber, died at 5 am this Thursday at a Clearfield home where she has made her home in recent years.

The services are to be Saturday at Clearfield and burial in Lenox. Her twin sons, Leo and Cleo, and their wives, all of Fremont, Calif, are to arrive in Clarinda this Thursday night.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, May 6, 1976

Lenox burial for Mrs Wheeler

Funeral services for Effie (Dolly) Wheeler, 92, were conducted at the Paul Varner Funeral Home in Clearfield, on May 1. Interment was in the Lenox Cemetery.

Death came early on April 29 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield where she had resided for five years.

Mrs Wheeler was Effie Luton, daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward Luton of Lenox, born Dec 29, 1883. She married Fred C Wheeler of Siam vicinity on March 16, 1904.

She was active member of the Christian Church in Clearfield and in Clarinda, serving as Sunday school teacher in both churches.

She is survived by twin sons, Cleo and Leo; two daughters-in-law, two grandchildren, two step-granddaughters, two great granddaughters and two great-grandsons, all of Fremont, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb 21, 1947.

Those who came from a distance attending the services were Mr and Mrs Cleo Wheeler, Mr and Mrs Leo Wheeler of Fremont, Calif; Mr and Mrs Kenneth Woldruff of Griswold; Mr and Mrs Merritt Spunaugle of Beatrice, Neb; Mrs Mary Ann Pease and Mr and Mrs Wayne Supernaw of Nebraska City, Neb; Mrs Bill York of Essex and Mr and Mrs Bill McClelland of Creston.



Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 27, 1947, p. 5

Obituary – Fred Wheeler

Fred C. Wheeler, son of Elisha and Ellen Wheeler, was born at Siam, Iowa, May 20, 1875 and died at his home in Conway, Iowa, Feb. 21, 1947 at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 1 day.

He was married to Effie M. Luton of Lenox, March 16, 1904. To them were born twin sons, Cleo and Leo of Oakland, Calif.

He learned the barber trade under the supervision of an older brother at Tarkio, Mo. He followed this trade for 43 years, retiring in 1942 because of ill health.

He lived a Christian life, having united with the Church of Christ in early manhood. To this faith he remained faithful and loyal, holding an official office in the Clearfield and Clarinda churches. He was always a kind and loving husband and father.

He is survived by his wife; the two sons and their wives; a granddaughter Patricia Ann Wheeler; a grandson, Dennis Alan Wheeler; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Robbins of Hopkins, Mo. and Mrs. E. L. Bradley of Cresco, Ia.

The funeral services were held at the Conway Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, February 25, conducted by Rev. W. J. Weber. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery at Lenox.



Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 27, 1947, p. 7


Fred Wheeler Succumbs

Fred Wheeler, who had been ill for about three weeks with bronchial pneumonia, died Friday night. The funeral services were held Tuesday at the Methodist Church in Conway. Burial was at Lenox. Rev. W. J. Weber was in charge of the services.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, February 12, 1953, [p. 1]

Funeral services were from the Bender Funeral Home Sunday, Feb. 8, for Sherman L.  [ot] Wynn, 85, native of Ohio and long-time resident of Lenox, who died Thursday, Feb. 5. The funeral was conducted by C. W. Risinger, Christian minister, with music by Norma Paymal and Rolland Buxton. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.


Sherman L. Wynn, son of Robert and Elizabeth Wynn, was born Oct. 9, 1867, in Ohio and passed from this life Thursday evening, Feb. 5, 1953, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dow Keever, in Corning, Iowa. He was 85 years, 3 months and 28 days old.

He was united in marriage to Edna Wilson Nov. 20, 1894. They were the parents of five children: Jesse Wynn of Council Bluffs; Mrs. Dow L. Keever of Corning; Mrs. Orval C. Walter and Harold Wynn of Lenox; Juanita Crouse of Washington, D. C.

His wife preceded him in death June 13, 1934. Survivors include the five children, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Mr. Wynn practiced barbering for forty years, twenty-five years of the time in Lenox. He became a member of the Christian Church when a child and served as deacon for many years. He also served on the Lenox school board for a number of years. He was always interested in the young people of the community and enjoyed sports until the time of his death.

He was a kind and loving father and his children, their husbands and their wives were always of first importance in his mind.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Joe Brown, Erskine Blair, T. J. Reimer, Paul Davis, John Porter and Ben Wurster.

Relatives attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wynn of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Carlson, Essex; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fort, Red Oak; Richard Walter, DeWitt; Mary Jo Walter, Indianola; Phil Hall, Indianola; George and Lester Moon, Knoxville; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Law, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson and Horace Prescott; Mrs. Iva Bohanan, of Corning; Mrs. Juanita Waters, Corning; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stevens, Creston; Clarence Stevens and son Donald Jack of Cromwell, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wynn of Creston.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, December 5, 1960, p. 3

Mrs. J P (Jennie) Young at Los Angeles, Calif died this week. She had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Jean Duke, for several years. Funeral services are to be Dec 4, 2 p m, at Lenox, Ia.