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Thursday May 26, 1938 [p. 1]
Eliza Jane, daughter of James and Georgia Hays [Hayes], was born May 4, 1858, near Bedford, and passed from this life May 16, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. [elvin] F. [rancis] Older, at Athelstan, aged 80 years and 12 days.
On Jan. 1, 1877, she was united in marriage to E. [uphrastes] B. [urdette] Bownes, who preceded her in death, Dec. 7, 1928. To this union 8 children were born, 2 preceding her in death, Burdette and James. Those surviving are Clarence, of Tryon, Nebr.; Thomas W.[illiam], of Tabor; Georgia Older, and Fred [rick] A.[aron], of Athelstan; Ocel [Eliza Osel] Stout, of Clarinda, and Elvin O.[scar], of Council Bluffs.
She also leaves, besides her children, 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Barnes, of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Josephine Scroggie, of Bedford, and Mrs. Judith Kimball, of Hysham, Montana, and one brother, Daniel Hays, of Randolph.
Mrs. Bownes was a member of the Free Methodist church.
The funeral services were held at the Athelstan Community church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Fred Tackett of Clarinda. Interment was made in the Athelstan cemetery.
Thursday May 26, 1938 p. 2
Here For Funeral
Those attending the Mrs. E. [uphrastes] B. [urdette] Bownes' funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hays, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Inman of Randolph; Mrs. Rex Morris of Anderson; Mrs. Dewey Carr and son Landin of Allendale, Mo; Mrs. Josephine Scroggie of Bedford; Mrs. Lysle Allely and son of Randolph; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Stout and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Craighead and children of Clarinda.
Mrs. Frank Biggerstaff of Gravity; Mrs. C. Holliday, Mrs. J. W. Scott, Mrs. Grace Karns, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lantz of Sheridan; Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Bownes, daughter Viola, Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Bownes and children of Tabor; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bownes and Mrs. Adams of Shenandoah, Frank Bownes and Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Bownes of Blockton.
Thursday May 26, 1938 p. 2
MRS. E. B. BOWNES
Eliza Jane, daughter of James and Georgia Hayes was born May 4, 1858 near Bedford, Iowa, and died, Monday, May 16, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. [elvin] F. [rancis] Older in Athelstan, aged 80 years and 12 days.
January 1, 1877 she was married to Euphrastus B. [urdette] Bownes. To this union eight children were born, two of whom preceded her in death, Burdette and James. Those who survive are Clarence Bownes of Tryon, Nebraska, Thomas W.[illiam] Bownes of Tabor, Iowa, Mrs. Georgia Older and Fred [rick] A. ]aron] Bownes of Athelstan, Mrs. [Eliza] Osel Stout of Clarinda and Elvin O.[scar] Bownes of Council Bluffs. Mr. Bownes died Dec. 7, 1928. She leaves to mourn their loss besides her children, fifteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Barnes of St. Joseph, Mrs. Josephine Scroggie of Bedford, Mrs. Judith Kimball of Hysham, Mont., and one brother, Daniel Hayes of Randolph, Iowa.
Mrs. Bownes was converted in a tabernacle meeting held in Athelstan by Elder Geo. Weaver of Tabor, Iowa, in 1891 and soon joined the Holiness church in Athelstan. Later, while residing in Tabor, she united with the Free Methodist church and remained a conscientious, devoted Christian until her death.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. F. Tackett of Clarinda. Burial was in the Athelstan cemetery.
[Note: Variant spelling of first name: Euphrastes]
Thursday December 20, 1928 p. 5
Euphrastes B. [urdette] Bownes, son of Thomas William and Frances Harriet [Ingraham] Bownes, was born near East Hampton, Conn., April 14, 1851, and departed this life at his home in Tabor, Ia, Dec. 7, 1928, at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 23 days.
Mr. Bownes, when a young man, moved with his parents to Bedford, this state, in 1875.
He was married to Miss Eliza J. [ane] Hayes Jan. 1, 1877. To this union 8 children were born, two of whom, James and Burdette, have passed on before their father. Those who survive him are C. [larence] I. and Thomas [William], of Tabor; Elvin [Oscar], of Council Bluffs; Fred [rick Aaron] and Mrs. Georgia Older, of Athelstan, and Mrs. [Eliza] Osel Stout, of Clarinda. Also two brothers are still living, Frank, of Sheridan, Mo., and Charley, of Nevada, Mo. There are 13grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Mr. Bownes was converted in a tabernacle meeting held by Elder Weaver in Athelstan in 1891 and soon joined the Holiness church at that place. After he moved to Tabor he joined the Free Methodist church of which he was a faithful member until death.
He, was always cheerful and even during his hours of suffering his thoughts were about the comforts of others, rather than his own.
"Life's labor done, as sinks the
Light from its load the spirit
While heaven and earth com
bine to say,
How blest the righteous when
The remains were brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. [elvin] F.[rancis] Older [Georgia], at Athelstan Dec. 7 and funeral services were held at the Athelstan Baptist church Sunday, Dec. 9, at 1 o'clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Bertha Brown, of Shenandoah, Rev. J. F. Mudd, his district elder, preaching the sermon, assisted by Rev. G. F. Tackett, his former pastor.
Interment was made in the Athelstan cemetery.
[Note: Variant spelling of first name: Euphrastus]
Thursday December 13, 1928 p. 9
E. [uphrastes] B. [urdette] Bownes passed away at his home in Tabor Friday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church. Interment was made in the Athelstan cemetery.
Thursday February 9, 1939 [p. 1]
Mrs. F. H. Bownes Dead
Mrs. F. [ranklin] H. Bownes [Frances May Kemery] passed away at the family home in Blockton Monday after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at the Christian church yesterday afternoon at 1:30 and interment was made in Forest Grove cemetery.
[Bownes, Frances May Kemery]
Thursday February 9, 1939 p. 8
Mrs. F. H. Bownes Dies At Blockton
Mrs. F. [ranklin] H. Bownes died at her home in, Blockton Monday, Feb. 6. The funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Blockton Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Max Buck of Bedford. Burial was in the Forest Grove cemetery.
Frances May Kemery, daughter of William and Lodema [Lodeame Andrews] Kemery, was born Feb. 15, 1870 in Taylor county, Iowa, being aged 68 years, 11 months and 9 days at the time of her death.
She was married Nov. 3, 1888 to Franklin H. Bownes of Taylor County at Bedford.
To them were born ten children, six having preceded their mother in death. She is survived by her husband and four children, one brother, four half-brothers and three half-sisters. The children are Mrs. Arthur Pierson of Braham, Minn., Allie Bownes of Sheridan, Mo., Mrs. Clifford Oakes of St. Paul, Minn., Guy Bownes of Indianola, Iowa. There are also six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
[Note: The first name of Lodema Andrews Kemery is spelled Lodeame on her gravestone.]
[BOWNES, FRANCES MAY KEMERY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 9, 1939
Mrs. Marjorie Oaks of Minneapolis came Tuesday morning, called here by the death of her mother, Mrs. F. H. Bownes.
Thursday September 5, 1940 p. 8
F. H. Bownes
Franklin H. Bownes, son of Thomas William and Frances H. [arriet Ingraham] Bownes, was born Jan. 24, 1860 near East Hampton, Conn., and died at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda Wednesday, August 28 at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 4 days.
The funeral services were held at the Forest Grove church Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Max Buck. Burial was in the Forest Grove cemetery.
He moved to Bedford with his parents in 1875 and was married to Frances [May] Kemery on Nov. 3, 1888. To them were born ten children, six having preceded their father in death. Mrs. Bownes died Feb. 6, 1939.
The surviving children are Mrs. Ida Pierson of Braham, Minn.; Allie Bownes of Sheridan, Mo.; Mrs. Margaret Oakes of St. Paul, Minn.; and Guy Bownes of Indianola, Iowa. There are also six grandchildren, Mrs. Opal Hammers of College Springs, Miss Inez Scroggie of Bedford, Keith Brown of Braham, Minn., Lynn Bownes of Indianola, Mildred Bownes and Dean Bownes of Sheridan, and three great grandchildren, William, Wilma and Robert Hammers of College Springs.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Blockton News, September 12, 1940, p. 5.]
Thursday September 20, 1962 p. 8
Fred A. Bownes Rites Sept. 14
Funeral services for Fred A. Bownes, long time Athelstan community resident, were held Sept. 14 at the Athelstan Community Church with Rev. Dewey Ferguson officiating. Interment was in Athelstan cemetery, Athelstan, Ia.
Included In the service was the following obituary:
Fred [rick] Aaron Bownes, son of Euphrastus [Burdette] and Eliza [Jane Hayes] Bownes, was born Jan. 18, 1896 at Athelstan, Iowa. He departed this life at Clarinda Municipal hospital on September 11, 1962, at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 24 days.
On July 31, 1918 he was married to Susie [Christine] Lantz, who preceded him in death on June 20, 1948.
On June 13, 1960 he married Ruth Young Hamilton, who survives.
He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, Ruth; one son, Cleo Bownes of Athelstan; two daughters, Maxine Carroll of Blockton and Evelyn Sickels of Bedford; two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; two stepsons, Leroy Hamilton of St. Joseph, Mo., and Lloyd Hamilton of Wathena, Kans.; four grandsons, six granddaughters, one grand son-in-law, two step granddaughters; two brothers, Tom Bownes of Clarinda, Iowa, Elvin Bownes of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two sisters, Georgia Older of Athelstan and [Eliza] Osel Stout of Gravity, Iowa; besides a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He spent nearly all of his life in the Athelstan community except for eight years when he resided in Clarinda. During World War I he served with the U. S. Army.
He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his relatives and friends.
Thursday June 24, 1948 p. 3
Mrs. Bownes Succumbs
Mrs. Fred Bownes [Susie Christine Lantz], 52, died at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Sunday morning.
Thursday July 1, 1948 p. 8
Obituary - Mrs. Fred A. Bownes
Susie Christine Lantz, daughter of Benjamin [McClellan] and Mary [Virginia Barrett] Lantz was born February 13, 1896 near Athelstan, in Worth County, Mo., and died at the St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, June 20, 1948, aged 52 years, 9 months and 7 days.
She had been in ill health for some time and was seriously ill for 10 weeks.
She was married to Fred A. [aron] Bownes July 31, 1918 at Grant City, Missouri.
She leaves her husband, one son, Cleo Bownes; two daughters, Maxine Carroll and Evelyn Sickels; two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and six grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Elva Hibbs and Lester Lantz of Sheridan, Mrs. Mamie Dawson of Bedford and Guy Lantz of Parnell, Missouri.
Her father and mother and three brothers preceded her in death.
The funeral services were held at the Community church in Athelstan, conducted by Rev. G. F. Tackett of Shenandoah. Burial was in the Athelstan cemetery.
Thursday July 1, 1948 p. 8
Attend Bownes Rites
Those from a distance attending the last rites for Mrs. Fred Bownes were: Mr. and Mrs. Ora Kearnes of Sidney; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Earith and son, all of Malvern; Perishing Hibbs and Mrs. Ernest Van Hoet and son of Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Steigleder, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walters, all of Red Oak; Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Bownes, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Craighead and family, all of Clarinda; Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Bownes and family of Coin.
Clarinda Herald Journal
Thursday February 21, 1974
THOMAS WILLIAM BOWNES
Thomas William Bownes, son of Mr and Mrs E [uphrastes] B [urdette] Bownes [Eliza Jane Hayes], was born Sept 6, 1882, at Hopkins, Mo, and departed this life Feb 15,1974, age 91 years, 5 months and 9 days.
On March 2, 1903, he was united in marriage to Ettie [Etta] M [aude] Older at Grant City, Mo. They celebrated their 69th anniversary together. Mrs Bownes passed away July 6, 1972.
Mr Bownes spent most of his life in Missouri and Iowa farming. When he retired from farming he moved into the Clarinda area.
To this union were born four children, Mable (Mrs Frank Biggerstaff) deceased, Verl O Bownes (deceased), Viles [Vilas] Bownes of Clarinda, and Viola (Mrs Dale Elmore) of Seattle, Wash.
He was converted in 1914 at Athelstan, Ia, and attended church as long as health permitted.
He loved farming and especially working with horses. He was also a great lover of children.
Left to mourn his passing is one son Viles [Vilas] Bownes and a daughter Viola Elmore, 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.
He has two sisters, Mrs Georgia Older of Athelstan, Ia, and [Eliza] Osel Stout of Clarinda, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Clarinda Herald Journal
Monday February 18, 1974
Thomas Bownes died at hospital
Thomas W Bownes, 91, of Clarinda died Friday night at the Municipal Hospital after having been hospitalized for two weeks.
Mr Bownes was born Sept 6, 1882, at Hopkins, Missouri, the son of E[uphrastes] B [urdette] and Eliza [Jane] Hayes Bownes. He was married to Ettie [Etta Maude] Older, who died in 1972 after having been married 69 years. Most of their lives were spent in Missouri and Iowa farming. Later Mr Bownes had worked for Page County. The family home is at 414 W Grant St.
Mr Bownes is survived by two children, Vilas Bownes of Clarinda and Mrs Dale (Viola) Elmore of Seattle, Wash. They have 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Two sisters are Mrs Georgia Older of Athelstan, and Mrs [Eliza] Osel Stout of Clarinda. He was preceded in death by two children, Mable Biggerstaff and Verl Bownes.
Services for Mr Bownes were held this Monday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Earl Melton of Hamburg and Rev Jack Du Brava officiating. Mrs Grace Perry was organist. Singers were Bruce Johnson and Mrs Grace Johnson.
Casket bearers were: Mark Reusch, Willis Biggerstaff, Tom Bownes, Jim Williamson, Steve Williamson, and Wilbur McClarnon. Burial was in Mt Zion cemetery south of Tabor.
Thursday January 8, 1942 p. 4
Verl Bownes Killed In A Dirt Slide
Verl Bownes, a young farmer of the Thurman, Iowa, community and a former resident of Athelstan, was killed by a dirt slide near his home, Saturday, December 27.
He left the house about two o’clock in the afternoon to fix fence on the farm and when he did not return that evening, a rescue party was formed. His body was found about midnight on a ledge about thirty feet from the ground, where he had gone for some reason to look back in a hole in the bank. The falling dirt had crushed his body.
The funeral services were held at the Faith Home Chapel in Tabor, Tuesday afternoon, December 30, conducted by Rev. H. O. Inch of Clarinda, district elder of the Free Methodist Church. He was assisted by Rev. Lisle Howard of Tabor and Rev. Earl Melton of Hamburg. Burial was in the Mount Zion cemetery, 6 miles south of Tabor.
Verl O. Bownes, son of Thomas William and Ettie [Etta] M. [aude] Older Bownes, was born August 17, 1909, near Athelstan, Iowa, and died Saturday, Dec. 27 at his home near Thurman, at the age of 32 years. 4 months and 10 days.
When 9 years of age he moved with his parents to Tabor, later moving to the Roy Laird farm south of Tabor.
He graduated from the Tabor High School with the class of ’29.
On June 5, 1937 he was married to Leona Kaelke of LeMars, Iowa. To them was born one son, Thomas William.
He was converted at a camp meeting in Shambaugh in 1936 and died in the faith.
He was a dutiful son, a kind and loving husband and father. He was a loved and respected member of his church and community.
He is survived by his wife and son, his parents, and one brother, Vilas L. Bownes, all of Thurman; two sisters, Mabel Biggerstaff of Boone and Viola Elmore of Polk city.
Thursday January 8, 1942 p. 4
Attend Bownes’ Funeral
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the funeral were Rev. W. F. Biggerstaff and family of Boone, Rev. and Mrs. Dale Elmore, Polk City, Mae Frisnie and Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Bownes of Council Bluffs; Bernard Parkhill and family, Ray Lyman and family of Oakland; Robert Schmadlensky and Mrs. Arthur Salstrand of Omaha, Annie King of Barnard, Mo.
M. F. Older, Fred Bownes, Cleo Bownes. Roy Naill, Lewis Naill and Delbert Surpluss of Athelstan; Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Older, Mr. and Mrs. Willis McCalla of Blockton; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stout of Clarinda, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Huddle and family, Rev. O. B. Brown of Shambaugh; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kaelke of Sioux City, H. Kaelke and daughter, Peter and Ferne, Rev. T. P. Holcomb and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Parks of LeMars; Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Groesbeck, Mrs. H. Stephens and Martha of Shenandoah.
Thursday December 20, 1928 [p. 1]
Frank Older Dead
Frank Older, aged 82, died at his home south of town Sunday evening. Funeral services were held yesterday.
Thursday December 27, 1928 [p. 1]
Francis Marion Older, son of Augustas [Augustus] and Margarette [Margaret Todd] Older, was born in Wisconsin Nov. 3, 1848 and died at his home in Worth County, Mo., Dec. 16, 1928, aged 80 years, 1 month and 13 days.
He moved with his parents to Iowa in 1859. Later in the year they moved to Missouri where he spent the remainder of his life, it being almost 58 years. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jane Keeling Nov. 20, 1871. No children were born to this union, but they raised an adopted son, Ernest Glen Goff. His companion preceded him in death Sept. 17, 1927. He leaves to mourn his departure one sister, Arilla [Rebecca] Burcham of Los Angeles, Calif., a host of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Five sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death.
He confessed his faith in Christ at the Tent Chapel church and later transferred his membership to the Christian church at Blockton. Mr. Older was a faithful husband and an honest, upright citizen. He made a host of friends and commanded the respect of everyone.
The funeral services were conducted in the Honey Grove Community church Dec. 19, 1928, by Challie E. Graham, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery at the same place.
The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the many friends. We commend them to the kind Heavenly Father and trust that He will richly bless them and lead them safely home at last to that Glorious Land where death never comes.
Thursday May 25, 1978 [p. 1]
Former Athelstan Resident Dies In San Antonio, Texas
Georgia Older, formerly of Athelstan, died in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday afternoon, May 21. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Athelstan Community Church in Athelstan, Ia.
Rev. Ward Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in the Athelstan Cemetery.
Thursday June 1, 1978 p. 2
Last Rites Held In Athelstan For Georgia Older
Funeral services for Mrs. M.F. (Georgia) Older, 92, were held May 26, at the Athelstan Community Church with the Rev. Ward Campbell officiating. Mrs. Older died May 21, 1978, in the Carriage Square Nursing Home in San Antonio, Texas. Interment was at Athelstan Cemetery.
Georgia A. Older, daughter of Euphrastes and Eliza Jane [Hayes] Bownes, was born June 7, 1885, in Taylor County, Iowa. She spent all but the last few years of her life in or near Athelstan, Iowa. She served as assistant postmistress, city treasurer and secretary of the school board. She was always available to those needing help.
On September 24, 1902, she was united in marriage to Melvin F. [rancis] Older, also of Athelstan. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Opha) Raper, who died in Dallas, Texas, July 1961.
She is survived by her son-in-law, LeRoy Raper, Dallas, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Osel) Stout, Cheyenne. Wyoming; two granddaughters, Mrs. Oscar [Leona] (Jolene) Braun, Schaumburg, Illinois and Mrs. Bill [William Lee] (Janice) Rider, San Antonio, Texas; and two great grandchildren, Billy and Suzanne Rider, San Antonio, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter and six brothers.
She was a member of the United Missionary Church. Georgia will be remembered by her friends and relatives for her help and kindnesses during the many years she lived in the Athelstan community.
Thursday May 10, 1989 p. 3
LEROY (ROY) RAPER
Graveside funeral services were held for LeRoy (Roy) [Burl] Raper Monday, May 8, 1989 at Athelstan, Iowa cemetery. The Rev. Ward Campbell officiated.
Mr. Raper was born September 16, 1902, to Floy [Wesley Reed] and Tine Raper near Athelstan, and died May 4, 1989, in Dallas, Tx. at age 86 where he had resided for 39 years.
He was united in marriage to the former Opha Theola Older of Athelstan June 28, 1924. She preceded him in death in 1961, and was reentombed from Dallas at this service. Also preceding him in death was his parents and two brothers, Wayland and Garland.
Left to cherish his memory are two daughters and their husbands, [Leona] Jolene and Oscar Braun of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Athelstan, Iowa, and Janice [LaRue] and Bill Rider of Roswell, Ga., two grandchildren and two great grandchildren; also a sister-in-law, Mrs. G.L. (Katherine) Raper, and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Raper attended business college and was retired from the Milwaukee Railroad, working in Cedar Rapids, Chicago and Dallas. He was a Mason for over 60 years and had attained the 32nd degree. He was also a member of the Methodist Church, and will be missed by friends and family.
Services were handled by the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home of Bedford.
Thursday August 24, 1961 p. 8
Final Rites For Mrs. Raper
Opha Theola, daughter of Melvin F. [rancis] and Georgia [Bownes] Older of Athelstan, Iowa, was born Oct 25, 1903 in Worth County, Mo., and passed away very suddenly at her home in Dallas, Texas, July 29, 1961 at the age of 57 years, 9 months and 4 days.
On June 29, 1924 she was united in marriage to LeRoy B. [url] Raper and to this union two daughters were born: Mrs. [Leona] Jolene Braun of Bensenville, Ill., and Mrs. Janice [LaRue] Rider of Dallas, Texas. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, two daughters, two sons-in-law, two grandchildren, Billy and Suzanne Rider and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. [elvin] F. [rancis] Older and many relatives and many friends in all communities where she lived. Funeral services were held at Sparkman's Funeral Chapel in Dallas with Rev. Don Coke of the Methodist church officiating. Entombment was in Laurel Land Mausoleum in Dallas, Texas.