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[Walter Leslie Osburn]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 21, 1975    p. 4

Walter Osburn, 77, Final Rites held August 14

Funeral services for Walter Leslie Osburn, 77, of Bedford, were held August 14 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Carl Cummings officiating.  Mr. Osburn died in Rosary Hospital in Corning August 11, 1975.  Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Walter Leslie Osburn, son of Wm. and Linnie Osburn [Anna Linard Miles] was born near Bedford, Iowa, July 14, 1898.  He moved with his parents from Benton Township to Clayton Township at the age of eight.

He spent his entire life in the Bedford community.

On September 1, 1921, he was united in marriage to Mildred Pollock of Bedford at the Methodist Parsonage in Bedford.  They spent their entire married life on the same farm and it was his wish that he would never leave the farm.  He continued farming until past 70 when ill health forced him to retire although he kept busy as long as he was able.

He became a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford as a young man, later transferring to the Methodist Church where he had been a member for over 50 years.  He served on the Church board for several years.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two sisters and three brothers.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mildred; three sons, Robert of Marion, Iowa, Edwin of Albuquerque, New Mexico, William of Plattsburgh, New York; two daughters, Doris John of Clinton, Iowa and Clarice Meredith of Blockton, Iowa; three daughters-in-law and two sons-in-law, whom he loved as dearly as his own; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, E. [mmett] L. [loyd] Osburn, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather, considerate of others and ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

[Walter Leslie Osburn]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 21, 1975    p. 4

Attend Services For Walter Osburn, August 14

Friends and relatives from out of town who were here for the services of Walter Osburn August 14 were:

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Osburn, Marion, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Osburn, Des Moines, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gesell and family, Shenandoah, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. James John, Clinton, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ward Jamison, Hartland, Wisc.; Jim John, Ames, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Miers and family and Stephen Meredith, Omaha, Nebr.;

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Osburn and family, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Mr. and Mrs. William Osburn and family, Plattsburgh, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Henderson and Harold Henderson, Bartlesville, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Garnatz, Auburn, Ia.; W. L. Pollock, Sidney, Ia.

Mr. and Mrs. Pollock and family and Vivian Pollock, Mt. Ayr, Ia.; Ed Collins, Sidney, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Buxton, Creston, Ia.; and Mrs. Doris Hinton, Lenox, Ia.

[Floris Hazel Campbell O'Dell Leighton]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 19, 1978    p. 8

Floris Leighton, 79, Last Rites Were Held January 12

Funeral services for Mrs. Glenn M. (Floris Hazel) Leighton, 79, of Bedford, were held January 12 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here with Carl Cummings officiating.  Mrs. Leighton died January 9, 1978 in Bethesda Care Center in Clarinda.  Interment was at Dallas Center Cemetery, Taylor County, Iowa.

Floris Hazel Campbell Leighton, daughter of Richard and Susannah Adams Campbell, was born in Mason Township, Taylor County, Iowa, August 30, 1898.

She grew to maturity in the New Market area where she attended the public schools.

She was united in marriage to Lloyd O'Dell prior to his induction into the United States Army during World War I.  He died in France, October 15, 1918.

On October 18, 1919, she was united in marriage to Glenn M. [ilton] Leighton at Corning, Iowa.  They lived most of their married life in Taylor County, where they engaged in farming, later moving to Bedford where he was employed by the Cudahy Packing Company.

Five children were born to this union, four sons and one daughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Glenn, who died September 17, 1974; two sons, Harry Edward and Robert Glenn and a daughter Kathryn Elaine.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Richard and his wife, June, of Clarinda, Iowa, and Donovan David and his wife Marilyn of Winside, Nebraska; 18 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Helen and Mary Leighton; two brothers, Archie Campbell of Arkansas and Albert E. Campbell of Bedford, Iowa; three sisters, Violet [Henry] Allen of Bedford, Iowa, Alta Dubach of Chicago, Ill. and Mozel Cirksena of Des Moines, Iowa; other relatives and friends.

She will be remembered by her family and friends as a loyal devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor, and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

[Ina Elmira Goff Salen]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday   May 11, 1944    [p. 1]

Mrs. Art Salen, 63, Dies At Lenox

Mrs. [Robert] Arthur Salen [Ina Elmira Goff], 63, died at her home in Lenox, Tuesday, May 9.  She had been in ill health for several months.

Short funeral services were held at the home in Lenox at 11 o'clock this morning and the body was brought to Bedford where services were held at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. E. E. Hagee, assisted by Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson.  Burial was in the Graceland cemetery.

[Donald Homer Bordner]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 19, 1946    [p. 1]

Obituary - Donald Bordner

Donald Homer Bordner, only son of Harry and Mattie Bordner, was born in Taylor County, Iowa, September 29, 1916, and died at McClosky Veterans Hospital, December 6, 1946, at the age of 28 years, 2 months and 9 days.

His early life was spent at his home south of Bedford, where he attended school and church in the Hazel Dell community.  He graduated from the Hopkins High School with the class of 1936 and is the first of his class to depart.

Donald was inducted in the U. S. Army in February 1942 from Taylor County.  He was stationed at Camp Hood, Texas, where he was married to Ora Dell Smith in November 1942.  To them was born one daughter, Donna Kay.  He went overseas in April 1944, where he was with the 147th Ord. Evac. Co. in Europe.  He received his Medical discharge on June 25, 1945, and since has been a patient sufferer.

Don had been baptized in the Fort Worth, Texas, Baptist Church in 1942 and his membership is with the Hazel Dell Church in his home community.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and daughter, Donna Kay; his mother, Mrs. Mattie Bordner of Clarinda; two sisters, Geneva Johnson of Clarinda and Eleanor Crawford of Avoca.  His father preceded him in death in October 1938.  Services and burial were at Lampasas, Texas.

[James P. Dallison]


Thursday     September 15, 1921    p. 5

Dallison Funeral

The funeral of Jas. P. Dallison was held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. Fletcher of the Baptist church, and the remains were laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery.


James P. Dallison, son of Samuel and Frances [Fenno] Dallison, was born in Bedford, June 11th, 1863.  All his boyhood days were spent in Bedford and in the house where his mother still lives.

He went west and in 1888 located in San Antonio, Tex.   And on November 19, 1893, he was married to Miss Loretta Hindman.

He returned with his wife to Bedford in 1896 and this has been his home until he passed from this life on Monday morning, September 12, 1921.  Mr. Dallison was of a retiring nature and therefore never united with any fraternal society.  He has been a great sufferer and for some three years has been confined to his home and a greater part of the time to his bed.  And only on Monday did the grim reaper come to release him from his sufferings.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, his mother, three brothers, C. [larence] E. Dallison of Dell Rapids, S. Dak., W. [illiam] T. Dallison of Bedford, and Ralph Dallison of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. W. [ilberforce] J. Whiteman [Elfrieda] of Denver, Colo.

The family have the sympathy of all who know them in their great sorrow.

[Lyman Black McAlpin]


February 6, 1919    [p. 1]

Obituary----Lyman B. McAlpin

Lyman B. [lack] McAlpin, son of David and Jemima McAlpin, was born in Johnson County, Ind., Nov. 12, 1833, and died at his home in Clarinda, Ia., Jan. 18, 1919, aged 79 years, 2 months and 6 days.

On the 14th of February 1861, he was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Martha Glassgow of Hawleyville, Ia.  To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter.  The two sons, Ira, aged 6, and Albert, aged 41, preceded the father.

On the 15th of August 1862 at the age of 22, he enlisted as fourth corporal; mustered Aug. 29, 1862; promoted to second corporal, Oct. 6, 1862; first corporal June 30, 1863; fifth sergeant, April 17, 1864; second sergeant, July 1, 1865.   Mustered out July 26, 1865, at Harrisburg, Texas.

Strong efforts were made to stay the hand of disease, but after ten weeks of cheerful and patient suffering, his bright spirit took its flight.

The widow, one daughter, Cora B. [elle] Clark, of Bedford, Iowa, and three grandchildren, Glenn Clark of [word missing], Mrs. Pearl Thompson and Vesta Clark of Bedford, survive him.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Williamson and the burial was at Dallas Center Cemetery, Monday, Jan. 20.

[Eliza Webb Wysong]

Taylor County Democrat

Thursday    December 21, 1893    [p. 4]

WYSONG---Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1893, at her home in Bedford, Mrs. Eliza [Webb] Wysong, wife of W. [illiam] A. [ndrew] Wysong, aged 66 years, 4 months and 28 days.

Funeral services were held at the family residence, Wednesday, Dec. 20, and were conducted by Elder Wm. Cobb, of the Church of Christ.  Interment was made in the old Lexington cemetery immediately after the funeral services, and were attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

The deceased was an exemplary member of the Church of Christ, and the members of that church feel that one more of their number has her name inscribed in "the Lamb's Book of Life" and has entered into the joys of eternal rest from the cares and trials incident to this life.

[Elvira Odell Crum]

Taylor County Democrat

Thursday    December 21, 1893    [p. 4]

CRUM---Died, at the residence of her son, W. [illiam] E. [dwin] Crum, of Bedford, Thursday, Dec. 14, 1893, at 2 o'clock a.m., Mrs. Elvira Odell Crum, aged 67 years, 4 months and 11 days.

Funeral services were held at the residence of her son, W. [illiam] E. [dwin] Crum, at 3:30 o'clock, Friday, Dec. 16, and were conducted by Rev. T. A. H. Wylie of the First Presbyterian Church.

A large number of the friends of the family attended the funeral services and accompanied the remains to the depot from whence they were taken to Iowa City for interment.

[Abram B. Lewis]

Taylor County Democrat

Thursday   December 21, 1893    [p. 4]

LEWIS---Died, at the residence of his mother, Mrs. M. [ary] J. [ane Van Meter] Lewis, in Bedford, Thursday, Dec. 14, 1893, at 5 o'clock, a.m., A. [bram] B. Lewis, aged 61 years, 2 months and 8 days.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Lewis at the family residence at 2 o'clock p.m., Friday, Dec. 15.

The deceased was among the early settlers of Taylor County and was known and respected by a large circle of personal friends.  While at the world's fair some two months ago he contracted a severe cold and soon after his return he became seriously ill, [and] was confined to his bed for several weeks before death ended his sufferings.  The following are the surviving members of the family of the deceased:  Mrs. M. [ary] J. [ane Van Meter] Lewis, his mother, who is 82 years of age and now is in very enfeebled health, Jacob Lewis, Charles Lewis, John Lewis, Elizabeth McCracken, Amanda Evans and Jacob [Joseph] Lewis.

[Flora Ella Ewart Barngrover]

Taylor County Democrat

Thursday    February 22, 1894    [p. 4]

Gone Home

Mrs. [Robert] Wesley Barngrover [Flora Ella Ewart] died at her home in Washington township, Taylor County, Saturday at 1:30 p. m., Feb. 17, 1894, aged 23 years.  The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in this city, Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p. m., and were conducted by Rev. Meehan, pastor of the M. E. church at Gravity.  The funeral services were attended by the neighbors and friends of the bereaved family and by a large number of the members of the M. E. church of this city.  At the close of the funeral services the remains were conveyed to the Bedford cemetery, where they were gently laid in their last resting place, after the last benediction of the church had been pronounced over the frail tenement of clay from which the gentle spirit had forever taken its flight.

[Robert Wesley Barngrover]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 26, 1938    p. 8


Robert Wesley Barngrover

Robert Wesley Barngrover, son of [William] Jackson and Sarah [Benson] Barngrover, was born at Hawleyville, Iowa, Dec. 1, 1861, and passed away at his home in Huntley, Nebr., May 4, 1938, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 3 days.  He was one of a family of five children, all having preceded him in death.

Feb. 7, 1886, he was united in marriage to Flora Ella Ewart.  To them were born two children, Glen J. Barngrover [Robert Glen] of Hornick, Iowa, and [Harry] Gay Barngrover of Huntley, Nebr.  Eight grandchildren also survive.  His wife passed away Feb. 17, 1894.

He was united in marriage to Ella Mae Houk Sept. 2, 1896.   To this union were born two daughters, [Ruby] Rea, who passed away Oct. 24, 1932, and Ella at home.

He accepted Christ as his Savior when a young man and was an active church worker during the remainder of his life.

When a small child he moved with his parents to a farm near Bedford, Iowa.  Here he received his education and grew to manhood.  In 1889 he moved to Nebraska where he had since made his home.

The funeral services were held at Huntley, Nebr., Thursday, May 5, conducted by Rev. Robert A. Jeffrey.  Burial was in the Alma cemetery.

 [Sarah Stilwell Huyck]

Bedford Argus

Thursday    January 2, 1879    p. 3

Mrs. Sarah [Stilwell] Houck [Huyck], the aged mother of the Houck brothers of this city, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. [ndrew] M. Greenlee [Anna Eliza], New Year's day.  Mrs. Houck was a lady of excellent traits of character, and was ninety years of age.  Rev. Geo. W. Robey preached her funeral discourse.

[Sarah Stilwell Huyck]

Iowa South-West

Saturday   January 4, 1879    p. 5


January 1st, 1879, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. [ndrew] M. Greenlee [Anna Eliza], Mrs. Sarah [Stilwell] Houck [Huyck], aged ninety years and two months.  The deceased was born in New Brunswick, November 1st, 1788.  The death occurred on the sixty-sixth anniversary of her marriage.  She leaves three sons, Messrs. Edwin, Austin and Milton Houck, one daughter and many friends to mourn her demise.  The funeral was preached by Rev. Geo. W. Robey of the Baptist church, of which she had been a member for sixty-four years.

[Sarah Stilwell Huyck]

Iowa South-West

Saturday    January 11, 1879    p. 3


Huyck. ---January 1st, 1879, at the residence of A. [ndrew] M. Greenlee, Mrs. Sarah Huyck, aged ninety years and two months.

Was born in New Brunswick, November 1st, 1788.  At the age of twelve removed with her father, Wm. Stilwell, to Jefferson County, New York.  January 1st, 1813, was married to John Huyck; two years after her marriage they united with the Baptist church; in 1826 removed with her husband to Chautauqua County, New York, where they resided until 1836, when they removed to Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  November 10th, 1850, she was left a widow.  She was the mother of twelve children, seven of which was living at the time of the father's death.  Since 1857 she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. A. [ndrew] M. Greenlee [Anna Eliza].  September 1868 she came with her daughter to Taylor County, Iowa, where she lived up to the time of her death.  She has been an invalid for three years, and a constant sufferer for about two months.  Her mind was nearly gone; still her trust was in her Savior.  She leaves a daughter and three sons.

[John Hartley]

Iowa South-West

Saturday    January 4, 1879    p. 5


John Hartley, Dec. 28th, 1878, at his residence four miles northeast of Buchanan.  Mr. Hartley leaves a wife and two children to mourn his sudden death.  Funeral services on Sunday, by Rev. Golding.

 [Foster H. Whitney]

Iowa South-West

Saturday    January 11, 1879    p. 3


On January 8th, 1879, Foster H. Whitney, aged 22 years, 8 months and 4 days.

Memory calls to mind the pale face of him who from youth was an invalid.  Yet sickness taught an amiable patience, and inability to participate in the sports of playmates, presented study, resulting in that genuine manliness which made him a favorite.

He was indeed an exemplary youth, free from the vices so baneful to this generation and especially those of a similar age.

Possessed of fair talent and true merit, rarely developed under so many circumstances of the most trying and inflexible nature, had life been spared, society would have been blessed with a member bringing integrity, private virtues and an earnest desire for a higher plane of social development.

May the life just ended be an example of benefit, and many take up the race where his column was broken.

[Alma Reece]

Iowa South-West

Saturday    January 11, 1879    p. 3

Little Alma, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Reece [Rees], died Thursday of this week.  This dear little one suffered, in turn, with bone erysipelas, lung fever and spinal meningitis.  The remains were interred in the "silent city" near Buchanan, Wednesday.  The sorrowing family have the heart-felt sympathy of the entire community.

[Rees, Alma A.]

Iowa South-West

Saturday     January 11, 1879    p. 3


Little Alma, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. [hester] J. [ennings] Reece [Rees], died Thursday of this week. This dear little one suffered in turn with bone erysipelas, lung fever and spinal meningitis. The remains were interred in the silent city" near Buchanan, Wednesday. The sorrowing family have the heart-felt sympathy of the entire community.
[Note: Buchanan is now known as Siam.]

[Emma Esther Wright Cole]


Thursday    June 20, 1918    p. 8

Emma Wright Cole

Emma Esther Wright was born near Conway, Iowa, August 16, 1867.  She was the oldest daughter of John P. and Catherine C. Wright.  Was a graduate of the Bedford high school and taught in the public schools of the county for a number of years.  She united with the Methodist Episcopal church when a young girl and has continued her membership in this denomination for a period of over 35 years.

The greater part of her life was spent in Taylor County.  Seven years ago the family moved to St. Joseph, Mo., and in May 1917 they moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, where she remained until her death which occurred Tuesday, June 11, 1918 at l: 30 A.M. at the Hospital in Sheridan.  Her death, caused by blood poison, was unexpected and a surprise to her family.

On December 10, 1889,she was married to J. [ames] C. [orney] Cole.   To this union was born 3 children, Bernice Cole Karnes, Byron Wright Cole and Russell Leland Cole.

This noble mother wears upon her breast a service pin with 3 stars.  One representing the oldest son, Byron W., a member of Troop D 15 Calvary, for the past 4 years stationed in the Philippine Islands, who is now serving his country in France, and the star for her son-in-law, J. Culver Karnes, who is assigned to Embarkation Headquarters, Newport News, Va.

The father, mother, and an infant sister have preceded her in death.  But one member of her family remains, a sister, Mrs. Alla Wright Lewis and family near Conway.  There are also to mourn her death several aunts and uncles, many cousins and friends.

The remains, accompanied by the daughter and son, came from Sheridan, Wyoming by the way of St. Joseph, where the son-in-law met them, all arriving in Conway Friday noon.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the sister's home south of Conway in charge of Rev. L. P. Goodwin of the Bedford Methodist church and the remains were laid to rest beside her father and mother in the Lexington cemetery.

The large company of people and the beautiful floral decorations bespeaks the high esteem in which she was held.

[George Washington Van Camp]


Thursday    May 18, 1922    [p. 6]


George W. [ashington] Van Camp, son of John C. [hester] and Mary M. [argaret Baker] Van Camp, was born in Keokuk County, Iowa, on January 22, 1866, and departed this life May 11, 1922, at 3:30 p.m. at his home in Lawrence, Kansas.

When he was a child he came with his parents to Taylor County where he grew to manhood. 

On Dec. 19, 1889, he was married to Miss Almira Niles, who survives him.

In young manhood he made his confession in the faith and united with the Baptist church at Hazel Dell, but later transferred his membership to the Methodist in which he continued a faithful member to the time of his death.

In 1915, Mr. and Mrs. Van Camp took a little boy, Edward Stevenson, then only four years old, to brighten their home.

Mr. Van Camp's health had been failing for the past year and about the middle of January he went to the Kansas City hospital where everything was done for him that could be.  In April he returned home but continued to fail until the end came.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and little boy, Edward; three sisters, Mrs. B. F. [rankln] Larison [Sarah Abigail] of Bedford, Mrs. Martha John of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Laura Boyer of Warrensburg, Mo., and one brother, David B.[aker] Van Camp of Bedford, also a large number of nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were conducted at the home in Lawrence, Kans. by Rev. Cline of the M. E. church, and the body was then brought to Bedford and laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery, Rev. Gable of the M. E. church of Bedford conducting short services at the grave.

[Nathan Hugh Reid]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 6, 1936    p. 4

Hold Funeral Service For N. H. Reid, Friday

Funeral services for N. H. Reid, 66, who died at Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday, Jan. 27, were held at the Christian church in Siam Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Robert Boshen.  Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

Nathan Hugh Reid, son of James and Sarah Jane Kent Reid, was born near College Springs, Iowa, Jan. 9, 1870.  At an early age he moved with his parents to a farm near Elmo, Mo., moving at the age of thirteen years to the present home in Polk township, one and a half miles west of Siam.

It was on this farm where he continuously resided and engaged in farming and stock raising for fifty-three years, with the exception of a short residence in Loveland, Colo.; Boise, Idaho; Tucson, Ariz.; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, always anxious to return to his old home.

He received his education in the public schools of Missouri and Iowa.

On Sept. 7, 1893, he was married to Maggie Dell Robbins at Clarinda.  To them was born one daughter, Fannie Mildred Reid Shields.  Mrs. Reid died at Loveland, Colo., Jan. 18, 1907.

On Nov. 30, 1909, he was married to Lola Ann Miller at St. Joseph, Mo.  Mrs. Reid and his daughter survive.

He was the last of the family, his father, mother, and only sister, Mrs. Sadie Cochran and one half brother, James Reid, Jr., having passed away many years ago.

He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Rebekah lodges at New Market and of Plumb lodge No. 285, A. F. & A. M. and Highland chapter, O. E. S., at Siam.  He was also a member of Des Moines Consistory No. 3 and of the Mystic Shrine at Za-Ga-Zig Temple, Des Moines.

He was a man who was always deeply interested in the affairs of the community and was always giving a helping hand to those who were sick and in distress.  His going will be a great loss to the community, as he was honored and highly respected by all who knew him.

His wife and daughter were assisted during his last illness by members of the Church of Christ, Temple Lodge No. 5, A. F. & A. M., and I. O. O. F. and Rebekah lodges and many friends in Albuquerque.  Short services were held at the chapel of the Strong Mortuary, assisted by Rev. and Mrs. Williamson.

Surviving with the wife and daughter are the son-in-law, Frank Shields, and four grandchildren, Reid, Ruth, Betty, and Billy Hugh Shields.

[Verna Smith Dorr]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 25, 1968     p. 3

Verna Dorr, 88, Rites April 20

Funeral services for Mrs. Verna Dorr, 88, of Bedford, held April 20 at the Bedford Baptist Church, were conducted by Rev. Ollie Odle.  Mrs. Dorr died April 16, 1968, at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville.  Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Verna Dorr, daughter of S. [ilvanus] P. and Anna Ball Smith, was born in Taylor County on June 24, 1879.

On Feb 13, 1898, she was united in marriage to John W. [arren] Dorr and to this union three children were born.

She was preceded in death by one son, Earl, one daughter, Cora, her parents and one brother and one sister.

She lived with her family in the Bedford community until 1931 when she moved to a farm at Hopkins, Missouri, and made her home with her son, Harold, until the past year.

Verna Dorr had been in poor health for some time and had spent several weeks in the St. Francis Hospital at Maryville, Missouri, prior to making her home with Mrs. Linda Bissett, who created a pleasant home for her this past year.

She is survived by one son, Harold, Hopkins; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Whitlow, Lakeland, Florida, two grandsons, Maurice Mullin, Sunnyvale, California, Edward Mullin, Westfield New Jersey; three step-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

She has been a member of the First Baptist church, Bedford, since 1930, transferring her membership from the Hazel Dell Baptist Church.

She was a loving mother and a wonderful neighbor and a friend to all.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.