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Thursday January 6, 1977 p. 3
Challie Sickels, 84, Last Rites held In Athelstan
Funeral services for Challie Raymond Sickels, 84, of Athelstan, were held December 30 at the Community Church in Athelstan with Rev. Ward Campbell officiating. Mr. Sickels died December 28, 1976 in Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Interment was at Athelstan Cemetery, Athelstan.
Challie Raymond, son of Homer W. Sickels and Susan Sleeth Sickels was born at Athelstan June 3, 1892.
He lived in Athelstan and grew to maturity in this community where he attended the public schools.
On December 25, 1913 he was united in marriage to Ethel Dora Rusco and they lived at Athelstan.
He was preceded in death by his wife January 18, 1953, his parents, five sisters, five brothers.
Left to cherish his memory are one brother, Glenn; one stepdaughter, Ruby Jenkins and her husband, Calvin; two grandchildren, Ralph, and wife, Dona, and Kathleen Rector; eight great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was a kind and considerate husband and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday May 5, 1921 [p. 5]
Obituary – John D. Neal
John D. [unkin] Neal was born March 10, 1860, at Tazewell, Tazewell County, Va. He came to Missouri at the age of seven years, and died April 29, 1921 at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 19 days.
He was married June 3, 1882  to Mrs. Sarah [Vanore or Venora] Walker [Yost] of Stockton, Mo. To this union were born five children. They are Mrs. Albert Rupp [Gerta Ann] of Grant, Iowa; James [Denver] Neal of Moberly, Mo.; Fred [Charles Fredrick] Neal of Iona, Minn.; Mrs. Ray [mond] Loghry [Ottie M.] of Bedford, Iowa, and Jesse [Jewell] Neal, of Bedford, Iowa.
He was a kind and loving husband and father, was of a cheerful disposition and was always willing to help others.
He died very suddenly of congestion of the brain.
He is survived by his wife, five children and twelve grandchildren. Three grandchildren have passed on before.
Funeral services were held at the home on Monday at 1 o’clock. He was laid to rest in the Bedford cemetery.
All of the children were present at the funeral.
[Note: Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 give the marriage date as June 3, 1883, Cedar, Cedar County, Missouri.]
Thursday August 14, 1969 p. 6
James Neal, 82, Rites In Missouri
Funeral services for James Denver Neal, 82, of Moberly, Missouri were held at Million and Greer Funeral Home there August 2, with Rev. Toney A. Conley, Jr. officiating. Mr. Neal died July 31 in Woodland Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
James Denver Neal was born May 9, 1887, a son of John Dunkin Neal and Sarah [Walker] Yost Neal. His parents lived east of Bedford several years ago.
Neal, who had lived in Moberly for 58 years, was a retired engineer for the Wabash Railroad with 50 years of service. Mr. Neal was a member of the Brotherhood and L. F. and E. and the First Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nora, whom he married in 1910; three daughters, Mrs. Charleen Frantz, Brookfield, Mo., Mrs. Jimmie Brown, Lafayette, Ind. And Mrs. Catherine Rattrey Cleveland, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ray Loghry [Ottie Marie], Blockton; one uncle, Lewis Walker, Springfield, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Neal was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse [Jewell] Neal and Fred [Charles Fredrick] Neal; one sister, Mrs. Albert Rupp [Gerta Ann], and his parents.
Moberly Monitor-Index & Evening Democrat
Thursday July 31, 1969 p. 2
James D. Neal, 82, Dies In Moberly; Funeral Saturday
James Denver Neal, 82, of 536 Roberts, died in Woodland Hospital at 3:50 o’clock this morning. He had been in the hospital two weeks.
Born May 9, 1887, in Missouri, he had lived in Moberly 58 years. Mr. Neal was a son of John Dunkin Neal and Sarah [Walker] Yost Neal. He was a retired engineer for the Wabash Railroad with 50 years of service. Mr. Neal was a member of the Brotherhood and LF and E and First Christian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Nora, whom he married in 1910; three daughters, Mrs. Charleen Frantz, Brookfield, Mrs. Jimmie Brown, Lafayette, Ind., and Mrs. Catherine Rattrey, Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ray Loghry [Ottie Marie], Blockton, Iowa; one uncle, Lewis Walker, Springfield, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and his parents.
The body is at the Million and Greer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday in the chapel with the Rev. Toney A. Conley, Jr., pastor of the First Christian Church in charge. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 3 p. m. Friday.
Thursday May 6, 1937 p. 7
Mrs. Don Hardee Dies
Was Long Time Resident of New Market Community
Mrs. Don Hardee, 74, died at her home in New Market Sunday, May 2, 1937.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Charles Arnold and Rev. C. K. Shackleford. Burial was in the Memory cemetery.
Clarinda Ware Nash, daughter of William [Thomas] and Harriett [Ingels] Nash, was born March 5, 1863.
In 1886 she was married to Don [William Doniphan] Hardee of Page County, Iowa. One son was born to them. Mrs. Hardee was one of a family of fifteen children, thirteen of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband Don Hardee; the son, William Lorne [Loren] Hardee of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and one brother, John C. Nash of Hillsdale, Wyo. Also one grandchild and one great grandchild.
In early life she made a profession of Christian faith and for many years has been a member and faithful attendant of the Methodist church of New Market.
Thursday December 16, 1937 p. 2
Don Hardy Dies
Was Pioneer Resident of New Market Community
Funeral services for [William] Don [iphan] Hardy [Hardee] were held Monday at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial was made in Memory cemetery.
Mr. Hardy [Hardee] died Saturday at his home in New Market. He was 87 years old and was one of the pioneer residents of the community. He had been in failing health for some time. His son, [William] Loren Hardy [Hardee] of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been assisting in caring for him during his more recent illness.
Thursday July 23, 1914
The funeral services of William Nash, who died in the Old Soldiers’ Home at Leavenworth, Kan., were held at the Nash home in south Hopkins last Thursday afternoon, Rev. Swift of the Christian Church officiating. Interment was made in the Hopkins cemetery. Mr. Nash leaves two children, Miss Della Nash, a teacher in the Bedford schools and Sargent Nash, of the Journal office, to mourn his loss.
Thursday November 13, 1913
Mrs. William Nash [Frances A. Friend] died at her home here Monday after a short illness, although having been an invalid for many years. She is survived by her aged husband, a daughter, Miss Della Nash, a teacher in the Bedford schools, and a son, Sargent, living at home. The funeral services were conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Griffith, pastor of the Baptist church and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.
Thursday November 13, 1913
Mrs. Fred Abernathy of Lenox attended the funeral here Tuesday of Mrs. William Nash [Frances Friend].
Thursday June 16, 1938 p. 8
Mrs. S. M. Leonard
Mrs. S. [arah] M. [argaret] Leonard, a resident of Bedford for all of her life with the exception of nineteen years spent in St. Joseph, died at the St. Joseph hospital Monday, June 13, after an illness of several weeks.
The funeral services were held at the Walker and Shum Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Stanley Schlick. Burial was in the Bedford cemetery.
Sarah Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kinney [Martha Ann Round Brookover], was born Dec. 25, 1876 in Worth County, Mo. She was married to Robert [Irvin] Leonard on August 28, 1897. To them were born seven children, Tom V. Leonard, who was killed in action in the World War; Roy W. [ilmarth] Leonard, Mrs. Frank Palmer [Grace Ann], Mrs. Ollie Stokes, William H. Leonard, Mrs. Hattie [May] Grace and Mrs. Helen [Alice] Robinson.
Mrs. Leonard united with the Christian church at the age of sixteen years.
Surviving with her six children are two sisters, Mrs. Jack Guthrie [Ida May] and Mrs. Emma Green; a half brother, William Kinney and a half-sister, Mrs. Rose Pomeroy. Also by eight grandchildren.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday May 5, 1921 [p. 5]
Sanford H. McCorkle
Sanford [Pell] H. [all Gorin] McCorkle, youngest of three children born to Milo [Miles] B. [lythe] and Martha [Gorin] McCorkle, July 16, 1867 at Washington, Ill., died Tuesday evening, April 26, 1921 at his home near Hopkins, Mo., after an illness of several months.
At the age of six years his parents moved to Taylor County, locating on a farm near Bedford, where deceased lived until about six years ago when he moved to the farm near Hopkins. August 16, 1906 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth F. [itz] Randolph and to this union three children were born, Milo [Miles] Randolph, Ruth Elizabeth and Mary Louise. These three children, with their mother, mourn his loss.
The funeral was held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by the Masonic Lodge of Bedford and interment made in the Hopkins cemetery.
[MCCORKLE, SANFORD PELL HALL GORIN]
Bedford Times-Republican, Monday, May 5, 1921, p. 3
Sanford H. [all] McCorkle was born at Washington, Ill., July 16, 1867. He was the youngest of three children born to Milo B. [lythe] McCorkle and Martha McCorkle.
His father and mother had moved, in company with several other families, from Versailles, Kentucky to Washington. When about seven years old the family moved again to a farm near Bedford, Ia., where he lived continually until about six years ago, at that time going to live on the farm in Missouri where he died.
He was married August 16, 1906, to Elizabeth F. [itz] Randolph, who mourns him as also do their three children, Miles Randolph, Ruth Elizabeth and Mary Louise. He died at about eight o'clock Tuesday evening, April 26, 1921, after an illness of several months.
The funeral was held at the residence, which was the largest ever held in this part of the county. The body was laid to rest in the Hopkins cemetery. The Masons had full charge.
[MCCORKLE, SANFORD PELL HALL GORIN]
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, April 25, 1921, [p. 1]
Sanford McCorkle Died Tuesday
Sanford McCorkle, who has been in rapidly failing health for the past year, died at his home near Hopkins Tuesday evening, April 26.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 p. m. Friday, April 29, the whole services to be in charge of the Masonic lodge here. Burial at Hopkins. All Masons are urged to be at the hall Friday afternoon at 12: 15 with cars if possible in readiness to make the trip to Hopkins.
Mr. McCorkle only recently moved from this vicinity to Hopkins and for years had been a faithful lodge member here. Obituary will be published next week.
Thursday July 17, 1941 [p. 1]
Mrs. McCorkle, 72, Dies At Hopkins
Mrs. Sanford McCorkle, 72, died the home of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Don Turner in Hopkins, Saturday afternoon, July 12, after a long illness.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Hopkins, Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Stanley Schlick of the Bedford Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Elizabeth [Fitz] Randolph, daughter of Dr. Walter F. [itz] Randolph and Rachel Goodsill Randolph, was born May 4, 1869 in Marengo, Ill. The family moved to Bedford in 1870, where she received her education. When a young girl she became a member of the Presbyterian Church. She taught school in Bedford and in Chicago.
On August 16, 1906 she was married to Sanford McCorkle, who died in 1921. They moved to a farm in Missouri in 1915, and the family lived on this farm almost continuously, except for the years the children attended school.
She was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and an inactive P. E. O.
She is survived by a sister, Miss Ruth Randolph of Chicago; one son, Dr. Miles R. [andolph] McCorkle of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Donald J. Turner and Mrs. George Cobb of Hopkins, and two grandsons, Sanford Turner and Donald Turner II.
Maryville Daily Forum
Monday July 14, 1941 p. 1
Mrs. Sanford McCorkle Dies, Rites At Hopkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth [Fitz] Randolph McCorkle, 72 years old, of Hopkins, were held at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Methodist church in Hopkins. Rev. Stanley Schlick, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Bedford, Ia., officiated and burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Mrs. McCorkle died at 5:40 p. m. Saturday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Don Turner [Ruth Elizabeth] of Hopkins. She had lived in Hopkins for a number of years and was a member of the Hopkins P. E. O. and Eastern Star.
She is survived by a son, Miles, Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. George Cobb [Mary Louise] and Mrs. Turner [Ruth Elizabeth], Hopkins; one sister, Miss Ruth Randolph, Chicago, and two grandchildren, Sanford and Don Turner. Her husband, Sanford McCorkle, died several years ago.
Maryville Daily Forum
Thursday July 17, 1941 p. 2
Miles [Randolph] McCorkle of Chicago, who was called here by the death of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth [Fitz Randolph] McCorkle on July 11, and Miss Ruth Randolph of Chicago, who had been with her sister, Mrs. McCorkle, for the past several months, returned to their homes Wednesday.
Thursday March 3, 1949 p. 9
Obituary – Homer L. Hicks
Homer Lee Hicks, youngest son of Nathan G. [ilbert] and Emma Hiatt Hicks, was born near Gravity in Taylor County, January 12, 1898. His first school days were at the Barton school. At the age of 11 years, after the death of his mother, he lived several years in his sisters’ home. He attended the New Market High School 3 years and one year in Bedford, where he graduated in 1917. Afterwards he taught school and was later employed in the mercantile business.
On July 26, 1923 he was married to Miss Neva Schenck of Clarinda. They chose farming as their profession and lived in several localities in Taylor and Page counties. About three years ago, they bought their present home near Siam. About Thanksgiving time Homer became ill and spent many weeks in the hospital, passing away at the age of 51 years, 1 month and 9 days.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Neva; one sister, Mrs. George Weaver [Nevah May] of Gravity; two brothers, [Lester] Guy Hicks of Bedford and Glen [Arthur] Hicks of Glendive, Mont.; two nephews, Waldon Weaver of Hemet, Calif., and Willis Weaver of Clarinda; one niece, Pauline Vickroy of Riverside, Calif.; a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.
Homer’s [words unreadable] made him many friends.
Thursday January 14, 1982 p. 4
Final Rites Held December 29 For Corwyn Hicks, 63
Funeral services for Alva Corwyn Hicks, 63, a native of Guss, Iowa, held December 29 in First United Methodist Church in Indianola, were officiated by Rev. Leonard F. Sjogren. Mr. Hicks died December 25, 1981 in General Hospital in Des Moines. Interment was at I. O. O. F. Memorial Gardens in Indianola.
Corwyn Hicks, oldest son of Alva C. Hicks and Vida Nichols Hicks, was born near Guss, Iowa on March 14, 1918.
A graduate of Gravity High School, he attended Simpson College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1940.
He was married to Laura Weller of Gravity on June 29, 1941.
He taught for one year in the public schools at Guernsey, Iowa.
Mr. Hicks served in the Armed Forces for four and one-half years, retiring as captain in the Army Signal Corps.
When he completed his military service he attended Iowa State College in Ames, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture.
Since July 1, 1948, he and his wife have owned and operated a flower shop in Indianola.
His pride and joy was their adopted daughter, Linda Kay, who preceded him in death in November of 1978, at the age of 30.
For the past 17 years he has served as Iowa State horticulturist in the Department of Agriculture. He has been active with the Iowa State Fair, the Des Moines Home and Garden Show, the Plant Iowa Tree Program, and with many meetings which promoted horticultural products throughout the state.
For many years Corwyn served on the Indianola Park Board. He was recipient of the Simpson College Community Achievement award.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Warren Lodge A. F. & A. M., American Legion Post, V. F. W. Post, Evening Lions Club, Izaak Walton League, was a past patron of Indianola Chapter O. E. S. and a past president of Statesmen’s Club in Toastmasters International.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, his parents, and his brother, Bruce, of Council Bluffs.
Surviving are his wife, Laura; one brother and sister-in-law, Talton and Dorothy Hicks of New Market; three aunts: Leona Boyd, Ellen Pinkerton, and Florence Nichols of Des Moines; other relatives and many, many friends.
Thursday November 3, 1960 p. 6
Roy Hicks Rites Held At Gravity
Allen Elroy Hicks, 78, Gravity, died Thursday, October 27 at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, where he had been a patient seven and one-half months. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Hicks was born Jan. 28, 1882 on a farm in Taylor County, Iowa, where he lived until a few years ago. He was the son of the late Seymour [Clayton] and Elma [Alma E. Russell] Hicks. Mr. Hicks was married Nov. 23, 1904, to Minnie [Caroline] Webb, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ted Lister of Barnard, Mo., and Mrs. Vesta Hopkins of Des Moines; a son, Seldon Hicks of Pasadena, Calif.; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at two p. m. Saturday at the Methodist church in Gravity. Burial in Washington cemetery near Gravity.
Thursday January 14, 1982 p. 4
Frank R. Potter, 89, Final Rites Were Held January 6
Funeral services for Frank R. [uthen] Potter, 89, of Siam, held January 6 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were officiated by Rev. Carl Cummings. Mr. Potter died in Bethesda Care Center in Clarinda January 3, 1982. Military honors were conducted by New Market American Legion Post 300 at Siam Cemetery, Siam, Iowa.
Frank R. [uthen] Potter, son of Richard Potter and Ollie [Jane] Wilson Potter, was born near Shambaugh, Iowa, September 13, 1892.
He moved to Taylor County early in his youth and grew to maturity in the Siam area where he attended the public school and the Methodist Church.
On June 30, 1920 he was united in marriage to Flossie O. [rrilla] Sleep at Clarinda, Iowa, and they were engaged in farming all of their married life. They had lived on the home farm for over 50 years, located near Siam, Iowa.
To this union three children were born: Darrell, Francis and Glenn.
He served his country during World War I, being stationed in France and served as a Wagoner, hauling ammunition. He liked good horses and a part of his farming activities was by horsepower.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Flossie, who died February 23, 1981; and a brother Lloyd.
Left to cherish his memory are his three sons: Darrell and his wife, Ruth, Francis and his wife, Florene, and Glenn and his wife, Bonnie; grandchildren: Marvin Potter, Debra Williams, Kevin Potter; step grandson, Harold Sorenson; step granddaughters: Phyllis Mann and Cathy Potter; two sisters Lizzie Landon and Cleta Peachey; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Thursday February 24, 1949 [p. 1]
Miller’s Father Dies In Arkansas
H. [orace] E. [dward] Miller, 65, a former resident of the Bedford community, died at his home in Bentonville, Arkansas, Sunday, February 13. The funeral services and burial were made there.
Mr. Miller is survived by several children, one of his sons, Harmon Miller of Bedford, having been called to Bentonville last week by his father’s illness. Mrs. Miller died many years ago.
Thursday February 24, 1949 [p. 1]
“Jack” Tinkham Dies In Omaha
[John] “Jack” Tinkham, [former resident] of Bedford, died at his home in Omaha Monday morning following a heart attack.
The funeral services were held in Omaha Wednesday afternoon and burial was made there. Mrs. C. S. Orth, a sister of Mrs. Tinkham, attended the last rites from Bedford.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Edna Sowers of Bedford; by a daughter, Mrs. Edgar A. Howe of Omaha; a son, Richard Tinkham of Des Moines.
Thursday February 24, 1949 [p. 1]
Paul Dalton Dies In Municipal Hospital
Paul [Edwin] Dalton, 48, died at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda Tuesday, February 22, after an illness of several weeks.
The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Fred Cowles of the Bedford Baptist Church. Rev. Fred Fisher of Clarinda assisted. Burial was in the Bedford cemetery, where Bedford Lodge, No. 91, I. O. O. F., had charge of the services.
Thursday March 3, 1949 p. 5
Obituary – Paul Dalton
Paul Edwin Dalton, son of Milo E. [llis] and Eva [Dowell] Dalton, was born on a farm in Nodaway County, Missouri, March 12, 1900, and died February 22, 1949 at the age of 48 years, 11 months and 9 days. When he was five years old he moved to Nebraska with his parents and lived on a farm there until he completed his school. His mother died in 1907.
He came to Bedford in 1917 and on June 12, 1919 was married to Oma Irene Durfey. To them 5 sons were born, 4 of whom survive: Dale [Albert], Darrell [Dean], Duane and Donald [Francis]. One son, Dwight, preceded him in death.
He is also survived by his wife, Oma; his father, Milo Dalton of Bedford; one brother, Loyd Dalton of Lewistown, Montana; 3 sisters, Eva Daugherty, who is teaching at Pine Bluff, Wyo., Esther Dalton, who has been in China and is enroute to the United States, and Ethyl [Pauline] Robinson of Bedford. Also by 7 grandchildren.
He was a member of the Bedford Lodge No. 91, I. O. O. F. He was an ambitious, happy, congenial person, a friend to all who knew him.
Thursday January 29, 1931 p. 5
Mrs. W. H. Dalton
Lucy Ann Ball, daughter of Abram [Stephen] and Eliza [Bacon] Ball, was born in the State of Indiana, Feb. 4th, 1851, and departed this life from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Turner, near Bedford, Ia., on Jan. 21, 1931, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 17 days. When 4 years of age she moved with her parents from the state of Indiana to Union County, Ia., where she lived until her marriage, when she moved with her husband to their farm home south of Bedford where she lived until the death of her husband, Mr. William Dalton, when she came to live with her daughter, Mrs. Albert Turner. On November 12, 1872, at Afton, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Mr. William Henry Dalton, and to this union five children were born as follows: Minnie Meehan of Moore, Mont.; Milo E. [llis], of Oconto, Nebr.; Frank of Los Angeles, Calif.; Edith Cowen of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Carry Turner of Bedford. All of the above survive Mrs. Dalton, together with 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, besides a great many relatives and loving friends. Mrs. Dalton united with the Baptist church when a very young girl, and was a member of the First Baptist church in Hopkins, Mo., in good regular standing at the time of her death.
Funeral services were held at the Turner home Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell. Interment was made in the Bedford cemetery.