Obituaries
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[Ulmer, George McCullough]

Times-Republican

Thursday    January 28, 1915

Hopkins

The funeral of George M. [cCullough] Ulmer, who died Saturday, was held Monday at 1 p. m., at the Methodist Episcopal church.  The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Hopkins.  The Ulmer family is one of the oldest and largest in Nodaway County and have many acquaintances, who were in attendance.

[Ulmer, Everett Hebron]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    September 18, 1947    p. 7

Hopkins

Everett Ulmer Dies

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 2 p. m., at the Hopkins Baptist church, for Everett H. [ebron] Ulmer, 73, who died Monday, Sept. 8, in St. Joseph, where he had been cared for the past two months.  Rev. W. N. Thorlakson conducted the service.

Mr. Ulmer was a life-long resident of this community, having been born seven miles southwest of Hopkins.  He was a farmer and a carpenter.  He had been a resident of Hopkins since 1924.

He is survived by two sons, Galen and Cleo, one daughter, Mrs. Ivan Bridgewater [Verda], all of Hopkins; one brother, George B. Ulmer of Denver, Colo., ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren.  Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

[Thummel, Augustus Albert]

Maryville Daily Forum

Wednesday    December 22, 1943    [p. 1]

A. A. Phummel Dies

A. [ugustus] A.  [lbert] Phummel [Thummel], 96-year-old retired farmer of Parnell, died Tuesday in a St. Joseph nursing home.  He was born in Dixon, Ill., and had lived in St. Joseph three years.  Mr. Phummel [Thummel] was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, Ia.

Surviving are two sons, Jay Phummel [Thummel], Parnell, and Warren Phummel [Thummel], Des Moines; three daughters, Miss Cora Lee Phummel [Thummel], Kansas City; Mrs. Paul Thompson [Opal Marie], Bedford, and Mrs. Frank Reavis, St. Joseph; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

[Williams, Edgar Lee]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday    July 21, 1947    [p. 1]

Edgar [Lee] Williams of Hopkins, 44 years of age, died Sunday at the St. Francis Hospital.  He had been employed as a welder at the Mutti Truck and Tractor Co. of Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins.  Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

He was born December 17, 1902, in Taylor County, Ia., the son of Riley Williams and the late Mrs. Williams [Laura Goodrich].  He was married to Miss Opal Myers in Hopkins.

Besides his wife, father and stepmother of Hopkins, he is survived by five daughters, Ruth Anne, Flora Belle, Mary Lee, Joyce and Jean of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Wright, Kansas City, and Miss Bernice Williams, Chicago; four half-sisters, Mrs. Eugene Espey, Maryville; Mrs. Verlin Brunk, Hopkins; Mrs. Helen Sample, Leavenworth, Kas., Mrs. Dorothy Mick, Kansas City, Kas.; three half-brothers, Paul Williams, Topeka, Kas.; George Williams, Maryville, and Herman Williams, who is with the army in Hanau, Germany.

[Williams, Edgar Lee]

Maryville Daily Forum

Wednesday    July 23, 1947    p. 2

Miss Bernice Williams of Chicago, arrived at Hopkins Monday, called by the death of her brother, Edgar [Lee] Williams.

[Williams, Edgar Lee]

Maryville Daily Forum

Saturday    July 26, 1947    p. 3

Williams Rites Held

The Rev. Elba Martin Conducts Services Tuesday At Hopkins

Funeral services for Edgar [Lee] Williams were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Hopkins Christian church.  The Rev. Elba Martin, pastor, conducted the services.  Mr. Williams died Sunday at the St. Francis Hospital.

The Rev. Martin sang "Only Shadows" and "Sunrise."  He was accompanied by Miss Marjorie White.

Flowers were in charge of the Misses Sarah, Margaret and Zattie Mae Russell.

Pallbearers were Walter Zackert, Curtis Webb, Fern McKim, Raymond Corwin, Jerry Wiseman and Kelita Mendenhall.

Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

[Williams, Edgar Lee]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 24, 1947    p. 3

Hopkins

Edgar Williams Dies

Had Lived In Hopkins Community All Of His Life

Edgar [Lee] Williams passed away Sunday afternoon, July 20, at the St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, where he had been a patient three days.

Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church, conducted by the pastor Rev. Elba Martin; assisted by the Baptist minister, Rev. W. N. Thorlakson.  Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Williams was 44 years of age and his entire life was spent in this vicinity.  He was born in the southwest part of Taylor County.  He was a mechanic and welder at the Mutti Motor Company.

He is survived by his wife, five daughters, Ruth Ann, Florabelle, Mary Lee, Joyce and Jeanne, all of the home; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Williams [Nora Oxley] of Hopkins; two sisters, four half-sisters and three half-brothers.

[Carmichael, Constant Joseph, 1861-l942]

Maryville Daily Forum

Wednesday     April 15, 1942    [p. 1]

Constant J. Carmichael Dies At Home Near Here

Constant Joseph Carmichael, 80 years of age, died at 1:30 o’clock this morning at his home, four miles north of Maryville, where he had resided four years.  He had been in failing health about four years.

He was born July 29, 1861, in Nodaway County and was a son of the late Starling and Celia [Workman] Carmichael.  Mr. Carmichael, who had been a farmer all of his life, had resided in Pickering twenty years before moving to the present residence.  On April 21, 1880, he was married to Mary M. Alexander, who died June 4, 1902.  May 8, 1904, he was married to Miss Mary E. [lizabeth] Logan of Parnell.  A son preceded him in death.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

[Carmichael, Constant Joseph, 1861-l942]

Maryville Daily Forum

Thursday    April 16, 1942    [p. 1]

Carmichael Rites Friday

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Price Funeral Home for Constant Joseph Carmichael, who died yesterday at his home, four miles north of Maryville.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.  Rev. L. B. Day, pastor of the Christian church of Pickering, will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Mike Brown, Forrest Gray, Joe Farrar, Ed Hanna, Floyd Allen and Marvin McNeal.

[Shelman, Charles Andrew]

Maryville Daily Forum

Thursday    July 24, 1947    [p. 1]

Charles A. Shelman Dies At His Home In Parnell

Charles Andrew Shelman, 88-year-old retired farmer, died at 1:30 o’clock this morning at his home in Parnell following an illness of six months.  Mr. Shelman was a member of the Orrsburg Baptist church.  He had lived in Parnell the past 16 years.

He was born October 24, 1862, in Pickering, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Shelman.  He was married to Miss Laura Ellen Boatwright, March 16, 1884 near Pickering.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Jacob Shelman, Roseburg, Ore.; Orie Von Shelman, Parnell, and William Henry Shelman, Kansas City, Mo.; six daughters, Mrs. Nancy A. Antrim, Maryville; Mrs. Zoe Caroline Dickey, Des Moines; Mrs. Lloyd Woodburn, Napa, Calif.; Mrs. Harold Cope, Madison, Ind.; Mrs. Faye Carmichael, Burr, Neb., and Mrs. Peter Melvin, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Scott, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Mary Holton, Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Henry A. Shelman, Parnell; 32 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery near Parnell.

[Shelman, Charles Andrew]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday    July 29, 1947    [p.1]

Charles A. Shelman Rites Held Sunday In Parnell

Funeral services were held for Charles A. [ndrew] Shelman at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Parnell Methodist church.  Mr. Shelman died Thursday at his home in Parnell.  The services were conducted by Elder E. R. Barnes and Rev. F. J. Blackwell, pastor.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Earl Lincoln, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Price.  Mrs. Lincoln sang, “Face to Face,” “God Will Take Care of You,” and “Abide With Me.”

Pallbearers were Wallace Kennedy, Tom Logan, Bert New, D. C. Collins, Cloit Millikan and Grant Duncan.

Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Burt Lamley, Mrs. Dale Waggat and Mrs. Emmett Parent.

Burial was in the Parnell cemetery.

[Shelman, Henry Adam]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday    March 1, 1955    p. 2

Henry A. Shelman Services

Funeral rites were held yesterday at the Parnell Methodist church for Henry A.[dam] Shelman, who died Friday night.  Burial was at Parnell.

The Rev. Charles Vinzant was the officiating minister.

Mrs. John Curfman sang “Abide With Me,” and “No Night There.”  She was accompanied by Mrs. J. W. Hake.

The pallbearers were Clem Giesken, Oakley Downey, L. D. Collins, Jack Rounds, Richard Upton and William Walker.

[Shelman, Henry Adam]

Maryville Daily Forum

Saturday    February 26, 1955    p. 5

Henry Shelman, 82, Dies At St. Francis Hospital

Henry A. [dam] Shelman, 82, Parnell, died at 8:45 p. m. yesterday at the St. Francis Hospital, where he had been a patient for four days.  He had been ill for about ten days.

He was born May 21, 1872, east of Pickering and was married to Alice Logan Shelman on Sept. 18, 1895.  Mr. Shelman had been a resident of Parnell 41 years.

He is survived by his wife, of the home, two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Scott, Ponca City, Okla., and Mrs. Mary Holton, Alhambra, Calif.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Parnell Methodist church.  the Rev. Charles Vinzant will officiate.  Burial will be at Parnell.

[Shelman, Laura Ellen Adams]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday    September 1, 1953    p .3

Aged Parnell Woman Dies In Albany Nursing Home

Mrs. Laura Ellen [Adams] Shelman, 91, resident of Nodaway County near Parnell practically her entire life, died at 7:43 o’clock Monday night at the Plain View Nursing Home at Albany.

Mrs. Shelman, whose husband, Charles A. [ndrew] Shelman, died July 24, 1947, is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Nancy Antrim, 364 West Third Street, Maryville; Jacob A. [dam] Shelman of the state of Oregon; Orie Shelman, Parnell, Mrs. Zoe Dickey, Des Moines; Mrs. Floyd Woodburn, Napa, Calif., Mrs. Raymond Cope, state of Indiana; Mrs. Faye Carmichael, Lincoln; William Henry Shelman, Kansas City, and Mrs. Vida Melvin, Phoenix, Ariz.  She was a member of the Baptist church in Orrsburg.  The body is at the Price Funeral Home but funeral arrangements have not been made.  Burial will be in the Parnell Cemetery.

[Brock, Ada Wesley Lake]

Times-Republican

Thursday    January 22, 1920

Death Calls Mrs. Brock

Friends at Conway will read with sadness the following obituary notice of Mrs. Ada Lake Brock, a former well known resident of Conway. Mrs. Brock is a sister of A. [lbert] E. Lake of Bedford and will be remembered by many of the older residents of this place, where she spent her girlhood and young womanhood. The obituary is taken from the Rupert, Idaho, News, the place of her late residence.

After a lingering illness, patiently borne, the Angel of Death called Mrs. W.[illiam] A. [lexander] Brock to her heavenly reward Friday evening, January 2.

The deceased had been in ill health for several years, and for the past sixteen months had been an invalid, confined to her bed. During all these months she had suffered uncomplainingly, under the loving care given her by her helpmate of nearly thirty-three years, W. [illiam] A. [lexander] Brock.

Adda [Ada] Wesley Lake was born in Topsfield, Mass., on March 27, 1860, and was married to W. [illiam] A. [lexander] Brock at Conway, Iowa, on March 21, 1887. Spending the first twenty-one years of her life in Massachusetts, with her family she moved to Iowa, where she entered college at Shenandoah, afterwards teaching school in that state. Her education and training especially prepared her for the excellent service, which she freely gave in building up the best life of each community in which she lived.

With her husband and son, the deceased came to Rupert on April 22, 1907, and resided here until her death. She was a worker [in] the Methodist church, until her health gave way, was an ardent charter member of the Foreign Missionary society of the church and was known for her many acts of kindness.

Besides her husband, W. [illiam] A. [lexander] Brock, and son George A. [lbert], she leaves two brothers to mourn her loss, A. [lbert] [E. Lake of Bedford, and H.[erbert] L. Lake living in Sparks, Oklahoma and one grandson, George Robert Brock. Jr.

Many friends paid their last respects to the deceased at the funeral, held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon, the beautiful floral tributes showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. The remains were laid to rest in Rupert cemetery.

[McIntire, Fred]

Times-Republican

Thursday    December 24, 1925

Fred Mclntire

Fred Mclntire, aged 37 years, died at a St. Joseph hospital on Dec. 16, at 3:30 a. m. The body was brought by auto to Hopkins, Mo., that morning by A. L. Stithem and taken to the undertaking rooms at the Gordon & Young Hardware store until the family arrived from California. Funeral services were held at the Christian church at Hopkins, Dec. 20, at 3:00 p. m., conducted by Rev. Harper. The deceased is survived by five brothers, and his father and mother. Burial was made in the family lot in the Hopkins cemetery.

[Cargill, Susan Rebecca Hunter]

Times-Republican

Thursday    December 24, 1925

Susan Hunter Cargill

Susan R. [ebecca] Hunter was born on May 7, 1846, in Adams County, Ohio, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thos. Gaul [e] of Bedford, Iowa, December 10, 1925. At five years of age her residence was changed to Illinois.

The Hunter family came to Iowa in 1862, and with the exception of five years in Nebraska, her life was spent in Iowa. She was married to Mr. [Cyrus Mac] Cargill, June 9, 1880, and to this union one child, Mrs. Ethel Gaul [e], was born. Her husband died June 3, 1911, and in the same beauty spot where his body lay her remains were placed by his side, in the cemetery at Shannon City. Funeral services were held in the Wetmore Funeral Parlors at Bedford, and in the Shannon City United Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member.

[Lake, Sarah Reed]

Times-Republican

Thursday    December 24, 1925

Mrs. Sarah Reed Lake

 Mrs. Albert E. Lake passed away at her home here last Saturday, December  19th,  after an illness of several weeks.

The funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, Dec. 21, conducted by Rev. G. T. Roberts, and interment was given in the Conway cemetery.

Sarah L. Reed was born in Boston, Mass., July 3, 1846. She was married to Albert E. Lake at Worchester, Mass., Nov. 26, 1874. For    three years    Mr. and Mrs. Lake made their home is Boston, and in 1877 they moved to Conway, la., where they lived  for about twenty-five years,    moving to  Bedford,  la.,  in   1899,  where' they have since resided.

Two children were born to them, Walter H. [oward] Lake of Bedford, la., and Harry C. [lifford] Lake of Indiana, Penn., both of whom survive her. Mrs. Lake also leaves her husband, and four grandchildren, Howard Lake of Bedford, Ia., Julia Joy, Harriett Alberta, and Harry Lake Jr., of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

She was a member of the Methodist church and also a member of the Rebecca Lodge of Bedford.

[West, Price]

Times-Republican

Thursday    December 24, 1925

Price West

Death came to Price West, Dec. 17th, at 1:46 p. m. Mr. West had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. James Ulmer [Bertha], of south Hopkins for a number of years. Mrs. West [Anna Rachel Lewis] preceded him about two years ago this month. He was aged 68 years, 1 month and 22 days. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at Hopkins at 1:30 p. m., Sunday, Dec. 20, conducted by Rev. Harper.  Interment was given in Hopkins cemetery.

[Moore, Daniel]

Times-Republican

Thursday    December 24, 1925

Daniel Moore

Daniel Moore died at his home in Bedford, on Sunday, Dec. 20, aged 82 years. He had been in rather poor health for several months.

He was born at Columbus, O., Aug 4, 1843.    In 1861 he joined the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served in the Civil war. He was married to Miss Mercie Wetmore on May 15, 1872, and five children were born to this union.     Four survive their father, Clarence Moore of Washington; Bert Moore of St. Louis; Mrs. Nelle Golding and Earl Moore of Bedford.    Mr. Moore had resided in Bedford since 1878.    He was a member of the Methodist church. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, conducted    by Rev. G. T. Roberts.  Interment in Bedford cemetery.

[Cox, Permilia Jane "Millie" Brown]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 8, 1973

Final Rites Are Held Jan. 30 For Millie J. Cox

Funeral services for Mrs. John E. (Millie J.) Cox, 77, of Bedford, held January 30, 1973 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were conducted by Rev. G. W. Swan. Mrs. Cox died January 27, 1973 at Municipal Hospital in Clarinda. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, Iowa.

[Permilia] Millie J. [ane] Cox, daughter of Jacob [Erasmus] and Sara [h] Jane Scott Brown, was born September 8, 1895 near Blockton, Iowa.

On December 2, 1914 she was united in marriage to John E. [dward] Cox of Blockton, Iowa. To this union seven children were born.

Preceding her in death was her husband, one daughter, her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Surviving her are her children; one daughter, Wilma Lorene Beck of Lenox, Iowa; five sons, Roy Lewis, of Bedford, Elvin James of Conway, Edward Raymond of Wheatland, Wyoming, Vernon Lee of Bedford, Clifford Eugene of Lincoln, Nebraska; three daughters-in-law, one son-in- law; eight   grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Allie Brown of Blockton; four sisters, Marie Strom, Wenatchee, Wash., Lena Owens, South Gate, California, Hazel Hilley, Rogers, Arkansas; Beulah Howard, Grant City, Mo.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was a member of the Blockton Christian Church.

[Cox, Permelia J. “Millie” Brown]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday        February 8, 1973      p. 4

Final Rites Are Held Jan. 30 For Millie J. Cox

Funeral services for Mrs. John E. (Millie J.) Cox, 77, of Bedford, held January 30, 1973 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford were conducted by Rev. G. W. Swan. Mrs. Cox died January 27, 1973 at Municipal Hospital in Clarinda. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, Iowa.

Millie J. Cox, daughter of Jacob and Sara Jane Scott Brown, was born September 8, 1895 near Blockton, Iowa.

On December 2, 1914 she was united in marriage to John E. [dward] Cox of Blockton, Iowa. To this union seven children were born.

Preceding her in death was her husband, one daughter, her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Surviving her are her children; one daughter, Wilma Lorene Beck of Lenox, Iowa; five sons, Roy Lewis, of Bedford, Elvin James of Conway, Edward Raymond of Wheatland, Wyoming, Vernon Lee of Bedford, Clifford Eugene of Lincoln, Nebraska; three daughters-in-law, one son-in-law; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Allie Brown of Blockton; four sisters, Marie Strom, Wenatchee, Wash., Lena Owens, South Gate, California, Hazel Hilley, Rogers, Arkansas; Beulah Howard, Grand City, Mo.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was a member of the Blockton Christian Church.

[Millie J. Cox]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 1, 1973    [p. 1]

Hold Last Rites Tuesday For Millie J. Cox

Funeral services for Millie J. Cox, 77, of Bedford, were held Tuesday at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. G. W. Swan officiating.  Mrs. Cox died January 27, 1973 at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda.  Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton.

Mrs. Cox is survived by five sons and a daughter.

[Bristow, Clyde William]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 18, 1973

Clyde W. Bristow Rites Held Jan. 12 In Ottumwa

Funeral services for Clyde W. [illiam] Bristow were held at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Ottumwa January 12 with the Rev. Richard Goins officiating. Mr. Bristow died January 10, 1973 in an Ottumwa hospital. Interment was at the Ottumwa Cemetery. Clyde Bristow was born Dec 8, 1890 in Missouri, the son of Frank and Sarah Beauchamp Bristow.  He has lived in Ottumwa since 1935 and was a member of the First Christian Church.

He was married to Alta E. Johnson on Dec. 23, 1916. They lived in Bedford, la. until 1935 when they moved to Ottumwa. He is survived by his wife, Alta; one son, William Gueldon Bristow; three grand children and several nephews and nieces. He had retired as custodian from the Ottumwa schools in 1955.

Mr. Bristow was a brother of the late I W (Pete) Bristow. Mrs. Alta E. Bristow is a sister of Ray Johnson and Mrs. Nina Stone of Bedford.

Relatives attending the funeral from Bedford were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Norton and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Johnson.

[Note:   His World War I Draft Registration Card gives his birth date as December 8, 1891.]

[West, Anna Rachel Lewis]

Times-Republican

Tuesday    January 8, 1924

Death of Mrs. Anna West

Mrs. Anna [Rachel Lewis] West, aged 64 years, passed away at the family home 6 miles southeast of Hopkins, Mo., at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. West had been in failing health for several months. Her many friends will be saddened to hear of the death of this good woman. Funeral services will probably be held on Wednesday, at the M. E. church at Hopkins, pending the arrival of her son Edward who lives in Idaho. A wire was sent him Sunday morning, but on account of telegraph service the message will not reach him until late Monday. Her remains will be laid to rest in the Hopkins cemetery. Funeral Director A. L. Stithem of Bedford will have charge.

[Brock, Lawrence William]

Times-Republican

Thursday    April 6, 1916    p. 4

L. W. Brock

L. [awrence] W. [illiam] Brock died at his home, south of Bedford, Friday, March 31. The funeral services were held at the First Methodist Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W Goodsell. Interment was made In the Bedford cemetery.

Lawrence W. [illiam] Brock was born near Abingdon, in Knox County, Ill., March 1, 1866. He was the son of William A. and Elizabeth [Heller] Brock. In this family were the deceased and three brothers and three sisters, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Minnie Wiley of Carlisle, Iowa, Harvey A. [ddison] Brock of Abingdon, III., Clifford N. Brock of Indianola, Iowa, Mrs. [Mary] Effie Rinker and Frank  [Costa] Brock of Galesburg, Ill. About twenty-five years ago Mr. Brock moved from Warren County, Ill., to Taylor County, Iowa, and has resided here since. July 10, 1910, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary E. Curren. To this union were born two children, Lehman Warren and Ruth Erllne, who with the wife survive.

[Thompson, Louise Guthrie]

Los Angeles Times 

June 3, 1976      p. C27

Thompson, Louise beloved mother of Carol [Louise] Gordon and Philip  [Hedrick] Thompson; loving grandmother of two.

Services were private.  Westwood Village Mortuary directors.

[Thompson, Louise Guthrie]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    June 10, 1976

Mrs. Donald Thompson Dies in California

Mrs. Wayland Maloy [Jean Thompson] received word of the death last week of Mrs. Donald (Louise Guthrie) Thompson of Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Thompson was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Maloy.     

Her survivors include a son, Phillip [Hedrick] Thompson, New York City, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Gregory Gordon (Carol), Los Angeles; and two grandchildren. Her husband was a cousin of [Katherine] Carrolle Thompson, Bedford, and Charles [Edward] Thompson, Clarinda.

[Henson, Lester Paul]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 8, 1976

Henson Dies in Cedar Rapids Tractor Mishap

Lester Paul Henson, 56, of rural Blockton, a contestant in the tractor pull competition at the All-Iowa Fair in Cedar Rapids, was killed Monday night during the event.

Authorities said Henson had driven his tractor in front of the grandstand at the fairgrounds when the seat of his tractor broke loose. He was thrown from the tractor and run over by the wheels of the vehicle. He was dead on arrival at the hospital.

[Nellis, Rachel Ginn]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     July 8, 1976

Native of Conway Dies in Des Moines

Services for Mrs. Rachel P. Nellis, 85, of 4421 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, were held June 30 at Westover Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Nellis died June 27 at Calvin Manor, 4210 Hickman Road, following a lengthy illness.

She was a sister of the late Mrs. M. [yrl] L. Page [Nancy] who owned and operated a hatchery in Bedford.

Mrs. Nellis was born in Conway and lived in Indianola before moving to Des Moines in 1952. She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star in Indianola and the College Avenue Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Nellis of Des Moines; a son, Guy of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Hiram Ginn of Des Moines and Kenneth Ginn of St. Paul, Minn., and two grandchildren.