Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
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Beach, Kathleen Agnus O’Beirn -

Mrs. Kathleen Agnes Beach passed away on Monday evening, Nov 1st at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wesley Cummings in St. Joseph, Mo.  She had been in ill health for some time.  Mrs. Beach was a former Lenox resident and was 73 years old at the time of her death.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s church in Lenox on Thursday, conducted by Msgr. William McMahon.  Interment was in Lenox cemetery.

She is survived by five daughters, namely: Mrs. Cummings of St. Joseph; Mrs. Lawrence Wilson, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Arnold Walker, Quincy, Ill.; Mrs. Elsworth Benson, San Diego, Calif. and Mrs. Nelson Van Houten, Long Beach, Calif.; four sons, namely: Herbert Beach of Spokane, Wash.; D.H. Beach, Fresno, California; John Beach, Yakima, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Lutton, St. Joseph, Mo. and Mrs. Thomas Reimer of Maryville, Mo., one brother, Walter O’Beirn of Chicago and seven grandchildren.  Her husband, George, preceded her in death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, November 4, 1948

Beach, Kathleen Agnus O’Beirn

Kathleen Agnus Beach, a daughter of Thomas and Catherine O’Beirn, was born in Kankakee, Ill. on Feb. 20, 1876.  The family moved to a farm near Conway in 1877, where she grew to womanhood.  She attended the Shenandoah conservatory of Music and taught piano for many years.

On June 7, 1899, she was married to George Harding Beach, to which union four sons and five daughters were born.  At the time of their marriage they moved to a farm southwest of Lenox, where they resided until the death of her husband in 1938.  She then left to make her home among her children.

She died Nov. 1st, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. Wesley Cummings, in St. Joseph, Mo. 

She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral and St. Ann’s Society.  Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery.

Surviving are her nine children, Mrs. Bertille Wilson of Portland, Ore.; Dee H. of Fresno, Calif.; Herbert G. of Spokane, Wash.; Howard S. of Torrenee, Calif.; Mr. Dorothea Walter of Quincy, Ill., John D. of Yakima, Wash.; Mrs. Mildred Cummings of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Helen Benson of San Diego, Calif.; and Mrs. Gertrude Van Houten of Long Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Patricia, Kathleen and Douglas Benson, Jay Dee Beach, Sharon Kay Van Houten, Dennis Beach and David Cummings; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Luton of St. Joseph, Mo., and Mrs. Alice Reimer of Maryville, Mo., and one brother, Walter O’Beirn of Chicago

Lenox Time Table,  Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, November 11, 1948

Beadel, W.M. –

W. M. Beadel, son of Mr. D. H. and Sarah Ann Beadel, was born July 7, 1858, in Peoria county, Illinois, and passed away at the home of his foster daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Dunbar, at Lenox, Iowa, on July 24, 1948 at the age of ninety-years and fourteen days.

In infancy he was baptized into the Episcopal church.  In 1875, he came with his parents to a farm near Lenox.  On January 2, 1879, he was united in marriage to Ida M. Ingraham.  They resided on a farm near Lenox where he was postmaster for several years and in the implement business.  Later they moved to Omaha where he was in the oil and oil burner business.

To this union were born two children who passed away in infancy.  For the past fifteen years he had made his home with his foster-daughter in Lenox.

He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, his daughter and husband, eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. J. C. Utterback officiating.  Burial was in Blue Grove cemetery near Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday May  29, 1948

Blessman, Mrs. Frank [Laura Jane Carter] –

Mrs. Frank Blessman died early Tuesday morning after a long illness.  She was 77 years old and had been a resident of Clearfield for the past 20 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Harry of Tampa, Fla., and John of Clearfield; three brothers, John Carter of Clearfield, Charles Carter of Peoria, Ill., and Les Carter of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Sutton of Kilbourne, Ill.  Five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 29, 1948

Brown, E.L.W. –

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at Iowa Falls for Dr. E. L. W. Brown, age 73, who passed away at a hospital there the previous Friday.  The body was brought to Lenox, in charge of the Barber Funeral Home.  The American Legion Parkinson Post No. 250, had charge of the military services at the grave, with interment in the Lenox cemetery, on Monday afternoon.

Dr. Brown was born at Alexis, Illinois.  He practiced medicine in Lenox over forty years ago, following in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Millard Fillmore Brown.  He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war, and had practiced as government physician in Cuba, Jamaica, and Panama in his younger days.  Retiring from Central America, Dr. Brown performed the duties in Kansas and Missouri, before going to Clarinda, and eventually to Iowa Falls.

Survivors include his widow, Betty Brown, a daughter, Blanche Brown Mears of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a granddaughter, Sheila Mears, also of Tulsa and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Miller of Wichita, Kansas and Mrs. Genevieve Caldwell of San Antonio, Texas.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 15, 1948

Carter, Mrs. Ed –

Mrs. Ed Carter, mother of Mrs. Harry Teatsworth, passed away last Friday at the Hamburg hospital.  Mr. and Mrs. Teatsworth were with her since last Friday.  Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Christian church in Riverton.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Casey, Lloyd John –

Lloyd John Casey, born the son of Franklin and Adella Casey on a farm northwest of Lenox, Sept. 14, 1894, departed this life at his home in Lenox September 2, 1948, at the age of 53 years, 11 months and 18 days, after a lingering illness.  He was a successful farmer in this community until he retired because of ill health, and moved to Lenox three years ago.

October 1, 1923 he was united in marriage to Anna Notz.  To this union were born two daughters, Jeanette and Marjorie.  Jeanette preceded him in death at the age of 12 years.

He is survived by his wife, Anna, daughter Marjorie and a foster daughter, Genevieve, his aged father, one brother Clifford of Corning, two sisters, Mrs. Verda Riley of Creston and Mrs. Faye Crouch of Kent and other relatives and many friends.

He was a member of the Methodist church of Mercer Center.  He will be greatly missed, for one has gone from us that was a good neighbor, father and husband, and a friend to all.  All who knew him knew of his honesty and his willingness to be of services to those who were in need, even after his health had failed.

Funeral services were held from the United Presbyterian  church in Lenox, Iowa, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 4th at 2:30 o’clock in charge of the Rev. Homer Caskey, assisted by the Rev. Earl Moneymaker.  Music was furnished by the Flying Quartet, with Mr. Don Tyler at the organ.  Burial in the Lenox cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dayton Hucks, Cleo Stoaks, Clyde Miller, Floyd Boltinghouse, Raymond Riley, and Dale Harrison.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Davenport, John Stewart –

John Stewart Davenport, son of Nelson and Mary Ann Davenport was born September 17, 1878, and passed away July 1, 1948, at his home 6 miles north west of Diagonal, following a short illness.  He was 69 years, 9 months and 14 days.

His early days in life were spent on his father’s farm just west of his present home.  Later he and his brother Roy were in the drug business  in North Dakota for 20 years, disposing of this business in 1920 to return to this community and buy his present home.  February 21, 1917  he was united in marriage to Margaretha Lenore Schultz to which union were born four sons.

He was a member of the Fairview Methodist church.  With his departure there has gone from us  a kind and loving husband and father, a noble character, and beloved citizen, all qualities which enabled him to make a host of friends wherever he resided.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Margaretha Lenore, four sons, John Nelson of Lenox, Marshall Lee of Waterloo, Donald Ray of the United States Navy in California, and Russell Dean at home; three granddaughters, Connie Elaine, Gail Ellen and Vicki Anne, two sisters, Mrs. George Condra of Lincoln, Nebraska and Mrs. Hanna Hayes of Clearfield; one brother, Pete I., of Clearfield; also many relatives and friends with whom he spent many happy hours the last few years since retiring from active work.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 4th, 1948, at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church, Diagonal, conducted by the Rev. Weed of Tingley.  Burial was at Rising Sun Cemetery just 1½ miles from his home.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 15, 1948

Eckler, Mrs. Merrill –

Mrs. Mary Eckler received word this week that her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Merrill Eckler had passed away at her home in Albert Lea, Minnesota.  Funeral services were held there on Tuesday afternoon with relatives from here attending.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, August 26, 1948

Fenn, Emma –

Mrs. Emma Fenn of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, sister of Mrs. Minnie Weese, formally of Lenox and a aunt of Edgar Weese and Mrs. Ben Woods, passed away at her home July 22.

Those attending the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Weese of Lenox, Mrs. Minnie Weese of Conway, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Key of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. B. Weese of Athelstan, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Weese and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weese of Omaha.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 29, 1948

Fisher, Bess Horton –

Bess Horton Fisher, daughter of J. W. and Carrie Horton, was born in Kansas on June 16, 1886.  When a young girls she moved with her family to Lenox, where she attended high school.

In 1907 she went to Montana.  There she married and for many years was an employee at the Yellowstone National Park.  In 1935, her husband passed away.  She continued her work at the park until 1942, at which time she came to Des Moines and joined the staff at Esther Hall.

She was a faithful and dependable employee until her death on October 11, 1948.  She leaves to mourn her passing, four brothers: Clyde of Shannon City, Guy of Lenox, Floyd of Mount Pleasant and Harry in Canada.    Also one sister, Madge Reynard of Centerville.  Another sister, Grace, preceded her in death.  Her wit, honor, and kind understanding endeared her to all who knew her.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, October, 21, 1948

Freeman, Lillie May Humphrey –

Mrs. Lillie M. Freeman, well known and beloved Paola, Kan., woman, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1948, at 3:10 in the afternoon at St. Luke’s hospital, in Kansas City, Mo., of a heart ailment.  She was in her seventh-third year.  Mrs. Freeman was first stricken on June 13, at her home, 309 East Peoria, and a month later was taken to the hospital were she had since been confined.

Lillie May Humphrey, daughter of Wilkinson (Pete) and Henrietta Baxter Humphrey, was born November 20, 1875, at Lenox, Iowa.  When she was four, the family came to Paola, and Mr. Humphrey, a druggist, went into the drug business at Paola and for nearly 70 years thereafter the family operated a drug store there.  After the father’s death, Mrs. Freeman and her late brother, Eudell carried on the business.  The brother died November 26, 1945 and shortly afterward, Mrs. Freeman sold the store.

Lil Freeman, as she was familiarly known, was active not only as a very successful business woman, but she found time to participate in many social activities.  She was a charter member of the Paola County club and held membership in the May Day and various other local clubs.  She was a very faithful member of the Paola Methodist church and worked in the W.S.C.S. in which she had been especially active since retiring from the store.

The deceased was educated in the Paola schools and was married in Paola on her birthday in 1894 to Harry Freeman.  They made their home in Kansas City until going to the southwest for the benefit of Mr. Freeman’s health, but it was of no avail and he died in 1911. 

Following his death, Mrs. Freeman returned to the home of her parents and joined them in the operation of the drug store.

There are no close survivors, the nearest being five cousins as follows:  Mrs. Bertha Cless Cheese, Los Angeles, who lived with Mrs. Freeman for a time; Mrs. Clara Woolridge Leonard  of Waureka, Okla., Bessie and Earl Miller of San Diego and Mrs. Effie Dieball of St. Paul, Minn.

The body lay in state at the Metzler Chapel, Paola, where the last rites were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock.  Rev. E. S. Hughes, pastor of the Methodist church who officiated, was assisted by Frank E. Funk, of the Presbyterian church.  The body was place in the Humphrey Mausoleum at the Paola cemetery.

Relatives coming from a distance for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Humphrey with Janet Sue of Oceanside, Calif.; E. T. Cheese of Los Angeles, and Paul Godfrey of Wyoming, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Haigler, Lula Evans –

Lula, the only child of Benjamin and Lettie Evans, was born on a farm 6 miles northeast of Lenox and passed away at her home in Excelsior Springs, Mo., September 2, 1948, at the age of 59 years, 8 months and 26 days.  She had lived in or near Lenox all her life except for the past few months she had lived at Excelsior Springs.

She was married to John Haigler March 11, 1908, and to this union four children were born.  They are Mrs. Ruth Brown of Corning, Fred of Omaha, Rex of Lenox and Eva May, who died at the age of three.  She had been a member of the Methodist church for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Brown, her sons, Rex and Fred, four grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

The funeral was held at the Methodist church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon and was in charge of Rev. C. W. Richardson, her pastor.  Roland Buxton sang “Face to Face” and “Ivory Palaces” accompanied by Mrs. Grace Peacock, who presided at the piano for the processional and recessional.  Pallbearers were Ira Campbell, Harry Walter, George Barrans, W.C. Harover, Harry Cheese and O.C. Bassett.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 9, 1948

Hanson, Clinton D. –

Clinton D. Hanson, 77, a former resident of Conway, died recently at Keokuk, Iowa.  Burial was made at Elvaston, Ill.  Older residents of the Conway community will remember when the lumberyard there was owned and operated by Hall and Hanson.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. M.C. Hall of Mount Pleasant, Iowa.  – Bedford Times Press

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, October 7, 1948

Jones, Wesley R. –

Wesley R. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orval A. Jones, passed away Sunday, October 24, 1948 at the Iowa Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Oakdale, after an illness of more than a year.  He was 40 years old at the time of his death.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on April 7, 1906, Wesley was a graduate of the Lenox high school class of 1926.  He attended the Drake University for two years.  Uniting with the United Presbyterian church at the age of 12, he never transferred his membership. 

Mr. Jones was a newscaster for radio station KCBC before he became ill, and was formerly  on the staff of station WHO.  He was also a broadcaster over stations in Texas and Louisiana.  Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Jones of Des Moines,  and a sister, Helen of Sioux City.  Arlo Richard of Lenox is an uncle.

Funeral services were held at the Arnold Funeral home a 2 p.m. on Tuesday, with Rev. Earl Moneymaker officiating.  Burial was in Fairview cemetery in Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, October 28, 1948

Keasling, James –

The body of James Keasling, brother-in-law of Mrs. Hugh Buchanan arrived at Bedford Wednesday and on Thursday graveside services were held and interment made at Gravity where he had once lived.

His age was 79 years.  Accompanying the body were two sons and their wives from Keota, Colo., home of Mr. Keasling, also a daughter and husband from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Also here for the funeral were two sisters of Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. Harry Edwards of Carterville, Mo., and Mrs. Will Miller of Webb City, Mo.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Mace, Keith V. –

Dr. Keith V. Mace, age 62, passed away Saturday, November 7th at Mason City, where he had owned the Smith Optical Company for the past 25 years.  Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Born in Moulton, Iowa, Dr. Mace moved to Mason City in 1923.  His brother, Stewart Mace and brother-in-law, Vic Montgomery attended the body to Moulton for burial there Tuesday, November 9th.

Surviving are his wife, who has been ill the past two weeks and left her sick bed to be with her stricken husband, although unable to attend the funeral; a son Dr. Robert Mace and family of Fort Dodge, a daughter, Miss Julia Mace, who teaches in the Hampton schools, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. T. J. Killion, who is spending the winter at the Mace Home.  [Family address]

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, November 18, 1948

McCain, Mrs. J. A. –

Mrs. J. A. McCain, age 88, passed away Thursday, July 29, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Mills at Tampa, Idaho.  She is survived by a son, Lem, and a daughter, Mrs. Mills of Nampa; and a daughter Mina (Mrs. F. A.) Ferris of Boise, Idaho, Mrs. J. R. Henderson of Lenox is a niece.  Mrs. McCain is a former Lenox resident, leaving here about 30 years ago.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday August 5, 1948

Miller, Cabe

From the Hopkins, Mo., Journal, we learn that Cabe Miller, uncle of Raymond Miller of Lenox, died at Hopkins, Nov. 11.  He celebrated his 100th birthday last May 5th.

He was a long time member of the Masonic lodge and last year attended a Masonic convention at Bedford.  In 1941 he was presented membership of fifty-years by his nephews at Siam, his old home.

Lenox Time Table,  Lenox, Iowa, Thursday December 2, 1948

Paige, Wayne –

Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at eleven o’clock for Wayne Page, age [?] who passed away at his home in Bedford Monday afternoon.  Mr. Paige was formerly connected with the Farmers Merchants Bank in Bedford, at a later date, he acted as Receiver [?] the Old First National Bank in Lenox.  He served  as Deputy County Treasurer in this county for four years and as County Treasurer for two years.  He was re-elected for his second term and resigned January 1945, to accept the position of cashier in the State Savings Bank in Bedford in which capacity he was serving at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Bedford and also the American Legion.  He is survived by his wife, the former, Gail Lewis of Bedford.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 2, 1948

Robb, Mrs. Frances (Hudson) –

Earl Hudson received word last Friday night that his sister, Mrs. Frances Hudson Robb had passed way at her home in Kansas City following a short illness.

Mr. Hudson went to Des Moines on Saturday where he met his three sisters and a brother from Northern Iowa and accompanied them on the Kansas City, where they attended the funeral on Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Robb was 63 years at the time of her death, and was a member of the Lenox community many years ago.

Besides three sister and two brothers, she is survived by her husband, J. A. Robb of Kansas City, one son and two daughters.  Burial was in Kansas City.

Mr. Hudson returned to Lenox Monday night.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, November 11, 1948

Snyder, Ethel Jane Margerum Stoner –

The community was saddened by the passing of Mrs. Ethel Stoner Snyder, whose death came as a shock to both relatives and friends.

Ethel Janet Snyder was born at Onarga, Illinois, Sept. 2, 1899, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Margerum, and passed away at her home at St. Louis, Missouri July 19, 1948, at the age of 48 years, 10 months and 17 days.

She grew to womanhood at Lenox, Iowa, graduating from the Lenox high school in 1918.

On June 6th, 1918, she was united in marriage to Dale Stoner and to this union three children were born: Betty Robertson and Lois Virginia Stoner of St. Louis, Missouri and Kenneth Stoner of Washington, D. C.  She also leaves to mourn her passing five grandchildren, three sisters and one brothers; Hazel Hanna, Montango, N. Dakota, Madge Koons, Bloomfield, Iowa; Grace Brown, Newton, Iowa, Earl Margerum, Iowa City, Iowa and many other relatives and a host of friends.

She was a member of the Baptist church where she taught Sunday School class and was counselor for the Y.W.A. girls.  She was a kind, loving mother, always happy in serving others, loved by all who knew her and a splendid example in daily living.

Funeral services were held at the Fendler Chapel, July 22, at two o’clock, with Rev. Persons officiating.  Interment was in Mount Hope cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 29, 1948

Sparks, Katherine Hetz

Mrs. A.M. (Katherine) Sparks died suddenly at her home Nov. 21st in Grant City, Mo., after an illness of about 15 hours.  An active worker in civic organizations, her passing came unexpectedly although she had been very sick the previous Saturday evening.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 24th at 11 o’clock at the Andrews Funeral home, conducted by Rev. Ted J. Masters.  Burial was in the Grant City cemetery.

Mrs. Sparks suffered a blood clog in her chest while at her home.  She had been active during the day and had worked at the Sparks Paint and Wallpaper store.

An active worker in business and social organizations, Mrs. Sparks was instrumental in organizing the Grant City Business and Professional Women’s Club.  She was the first president of the club which was organized in 1916.

Born February 21, 1884, in Worttenberg, Germany, Mrs. Sparks did not come to this country until she was 9 years old.  Her parents were Christian Hetz, who was born in Reiderich, Germany, and her mother Katherine Rein Hetz, who was born in Griebal Tubingsen, Germany.  When the Hetz family came to America, they located  at Lenox, Iowa.  Mrs. Sparks lived at Lenox until March 16, 1903, when she  married A.M. Sparks of Grant City.  The wedding ceremony was in Grant City and was performed by Captain Sparks.

Mr. and Mrs. Sparks and family lived in Grant City until 1924 when they moved to Detroit, Mich.  They returned to Grant City in 1944.  Mrs. Sparks is a member of the Grant City Methodist church.  She was active in Red Cross work in Worth county during the first World War, and in Detroit and again in Worth county when she returned during the second World War.  As chairman of the home nursing department of the Worth county chapter of the American Red Cross, she had organized home nursing classes and was organizing two more classes at the time of her death.

She was an active member of the Grey Ladies and served in St. Joseph’s hospital and induction center in Detroit during the recent war.  In addition she assisted with physical examinations for the WACS.  At numerous times she had served her church as a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are her husband, A.M. Sparks, of Grant City, one son, William C. Sparks of Grant City, one daughter, Mrs. Irene Jennings, Detroit, Mich., four grandsons, Bill and Kenneth Sparks of Grant City, and Bill and Jean Jennings of Chicago, two  great granddaughters, and one great grandson.

Also surviving are two brothers Christian Hetz and Fritz Hetz of San Diego, Calif.  One brother, Petle Hetz, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Barbara Vickers and her parents preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Mrs. Sparks’ four grandsons, William Sparks Jr., Kenneth Sparks, Robert Jennings, William Jennings, her son William C. Sparks, and son-in-law, Verne E. Jennings.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Swartz, Clark Raymond –

Clark Raymond Swartz, Sr., was born June 5, 1890 near Bolckow, Mo., and departed this life at Doctor’s Hospital, Omaha, early Monday, September  6, 1948, at the age of 58 years, 3 months and 1 day.

At the age of ten, he moved with his parents to a farm near Lenox, Iowa, where he grew to manhood.  When a young man, he became a member of the Mercer Methodist church.  On Dec. 22, 1908, he was united in marriage to Ethel Miller of Corning, Iowa.  To this union three children were born.  They resided on farms in this community and a homestead at Broadview, Montana.  For about the past 25 years he had been employed at the Omaha stock yards.

He is survived by three children, Mrs. Clella Lindfield of Omaha, Nebr., Francis, Kent, Iowa, and Clark, Jr., Lenox; six grandchildren, Roy Lindfield, Jr., Vivian, Francis, Jr., Richard, Lowel and Roger Swartz; one sister, Mrs. Zola Davids, Billings, Mont., five brothers, Perry, Broadview, Mont., Floyd,; Billings, Mont., Roland, Corning; George and a twin brother, Claude of Lenox, two daughters-in-law, Evelyn Crow Swartz and Helen Morris Swartz, one son-in-law, Roy Lindfield,  and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and an infant brother.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1948, at the Roland Funeral home in Corning, in charge of Rev. J.P. McKinney, pastor for the Mosher Memorial Presbyterian church, Omaha.   Pallbearers were Lloyd, Eugene, Robert, Byron and Max Swartz and Winfield Ramsey.  Interment was in Walnut Grove cemetery at Corning.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 16, 1948

Watts, Allie Wesley –

Allie Wesley Watts, son of Daniel and Allie Watts, was born at Lancaster, Mo., Oct. 16, 1885 and departed this life on October 24, 1948, at the age of 63 years and 8 days.  He has been a resident of Iowa for number of years.

He was married in 1910 to Mable Westbrook, to which union two children  were born.  Mrs. Watts preceded him in death in 1922.

Later he was married to Goldie Leedom.  He has lived in Lenox and surrounding country for a number of years and was an employee of the street dept. of Lenox.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 407 of Lenox. 

He had been in ill health for several months.  He is survived by his wife, Goldie Watts and two step children, Mrs. Arthur Rusch of Quincy, Ill., and Mervin Burr of Newton, Iowa, his own two sons, two step grandchildren, and five grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at the Barber Funeral home at 2 o’clock Tuesday with Rev. Clarence Richardson in charge.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, October 28, 1948

Wurster, Jack C. –

Jack Wurster, age 56, took his own life on Wednesday afternoon about 3:30 o’clock by the use of a .38 revolver shot through the head.  He didn’t  regain consciousness before he died about 5:30 the same afternoon.

Death came as a result of despondency over ill health.  He is survived by two sons, Albert and Melvin, their wives, and one granddaughter, Sharon Wurster.  Also three sisters, Lizzie Haering, Lena Stamets and Kate Eberle, and two brothers, George of Roundup, Montana and Fred of Lenox.  His wife, sister Amelia Basler and brother Harry preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the Arnold Funeral Home on Friday, October 22, conducted by Rev. C. W. Richardson.  Interment in Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, October 21, 1948

Wurster, Jack C. -

Jack C. Wurster, son of Christopher and Catherine Wurster, was born near Lenox on May 1, 1892, and passed away at his home in Lenox October 20, 1948, at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 20 days.

He joined the Presbyterian church in early life.  His life was spent in farming until 21 years ago when he retired because of ill health.  On Feb. 14, 1917, he was united in marriage to Lula Schaffer of Prescott and to this union two sons, Melvin Harvey and Albert Lee were born.

He leaves to mourn his passing his sons, Melvin and Albert, both of Lenox, their wives and one granddaughter, Sharon; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Eberle, Mrs. Sam Haering, Mrs. Melvin Stamets, all of Lenox, two brothers, Fred of Lenox and George of Roundup, Mont., and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula, a sister, Mrs. Fred Easier, and a brother, Harry Wurster.

The funeral was held at the Arnold Funeral home at 2 o’clock, Friday, Oct. 22 with Rev. Clarence Richardson in charge.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, October 28, 1948