Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by: Lorelei Rusco - lorerus@iowatelecom.net



Evans, Lucinda -

Miss Lucinda Evans was born in Green county, Pa., in 1864 and died in Clearfield, Sept. 15 at the age of 86 years. She came with her parents to Iowa when a young girl and has lived in Clearfield for 65 years. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. "Corb" Evans, operated the Brans Hotel for many years. Miss Evans was of a quiet, unassuming nature,

in later years she became a great reader which afforded her much enjoyment.  She made her home with her sister, Mrs. Mable Macrae. Other relatives in Clearfield are J. M. Stephenson, Raymer Stevenson, Lena Huffman and E. G. Skinner.


Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday, Sept. 17 in the J. Ralph Crew Funeral Home with burial in the Clearfield cemetery

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 21, 1950


Faurot, Mary A. Jackson -

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Faurot, who passed away at her home in Sharpsburg on Thursday March 22, at the age of 64, were held Monday at the Methodist church in Sharpsburg. Officiating clergyman was the Rev. A. R. Weed, with interment in the Ellston

cemetery. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klinzman

with Mrs. Bill Scott at the piano.  Pallbearers were Albert Beck, Paul Chitty, Bill Scott, George Gillette, Albert Fickess, and Vic Mendenhall


Mary A. Jackson, daughter of G M and Lizzie Jackson was

born April 20th, 1886, near Ellston, Ringgold county, Iowa and

passed from this life at her home at Sharpsburg, Taylor county, Iowa, March 22, 1951.


She grew to womanhood in the home of her parents and was united in marriage with Milton G. Faurot, December 19 1906.   After living on a farm near Mount Ayr and Ellston for a time, they moved to Sharpsburg where she has resided with her husband ever since.


She has been an active member of the Methodist church and faithful in its service ever since early girlhood.  She was also interested in the helping of other civic groups.


Not having any children, two orphaned nephews, James and Calvin Faurot, were taken into their home as foster sons and with her husband, are left to mourn her passing.


There remains one sister, Mrs. Guy L. Brown of Cleveland,

Ohio; two brothers, R. Paul Jackson of Ellston, Iowa and Guy M. Jackson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a host of other relatives and friends.


Those who knew Mary know of her life and friendship better than words can tell.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, March 29, 1951


Fise, J. M -

Mrs. Olive Mclntyre has received word of the death of her brother, J. M. Fise, formerly of Corning, at his home in Guthrle, Okla., on April 10. Mr. Fise was 85 years of age at the time of his death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday April 13, 1950


Fleming, Marvin A. -

Marvin. A. Fleming, 47-year-old Lenox garageman, died at

9:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Greater Community hospital in Creston.  Injuries suffered on November 20 when a tractor overturned while he was driving it were the cause of his death.


Mr. Fleming had submitted to surgery for a second time Monday when his condition became worse. He had been, in serious condition since the accident Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30, at the Methodist church in charge of Rev. Harold D. Butts. Interment in Fairview cemetery.


Fleming was injured the morning of November 20,  as he was driving a tractor from his garage to the Blair Implement company here to pick up a disc. The brakes locked on the pavement slippery from a snowfall and the tractor overturned.  The seat of the tractor struck him.


Fleming was born on a farm south of Lenox and had lived in this vicinity all his life. He had operated a repair garage here most of his adult life. He is survived by his widow, Alma; three children, Mrs. Joan Thompson of Lenox and Robert and Leota Fleming at home; his

mother, Mrs. Mabel Fleming of Lenox; two brothers, Wendell of Winterset and Horace of Nespelem, Wash.; arid a sister, Mrs. Lois Buxton of Creston.


Mr. Fleming was an active member of the Methodist church and also was active in community activities.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, November 30, 1950


Garrett, Jennie Garrett -

Mrs. George Garrett, daughter of Will and Jeanette Garrett was born in St. Joseph, Mo., on Sept. 10, 1874 and passed away at the St. Francis hospital in Maryville, Mo., on May 27, 1950 at the age of 75 years, 8 months and I7 days.


She received her education at St. Joseph, Mo. She was united in marriage to George Garrett at Corning, Iowa. They located on a farm

northwest of Gravity, where they remained until they moved

to Gravity in 1924.


She united with the Methodist Church while a young girl.  Mrs. George Garrett has been in poor health three years.


Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by four sisters, Mrs. Susie

Richey of Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Nettie Bogan of Omaha, Nebr.,

Mrs. Pearl Seifert of Winchester, Kans., Mrs. Minnie Beers of

Lawrence, Kans.; and three brothers, Eddie of St. Joseph, Sam of Oklahoma, and George of Winchester, Kans.


She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband George; three

sisters, Mrs. Eva Shockley, of McLouth, Kans., Mrs. Cora Gerrish of Atchison, Kans. Mrs. Etta Taylor of Anderson, Mo. and one brother, Will L. of Jena, La.


She will be greatly missed, not only by her loved ones, but also

by her church and her community.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 8, 1950


Gilmore, Stella May –

Miss Stella May Gilmore daughter of Jonathan Geno Gilmore, and Mary Jane Dixon Gilmore, was born April 23, 1886 at Sharpsburg, Iowa and died August 11, 1950 at Mary Greely Hospital, Ames, Iowa.


She was a true Christian, receiving Christ in early life she joined the Baptist church at Sharpsburg. Having lost her mother at the age of 13, she spent the early part of her life in caring for her father and

family. In recent years she had resided in Ames. Although having

been in poor health for several years, she always seemed to look for the brighter side of  life and always had a smile for everyone. She enjoyed doing church work when able. Hers was a life of service.


Surviving are two brothers, James Milton Gilmore of Warrensburg,

Mo., and Glen Geno Gilmore of San Diego, Calif., who was unable to attend last rites for his sister, due to ill health.


Her father, mother, brother, Earl Raymond Gilmore and sister, Pearl Gilmore Evans, preceded her in death. Also surviving are three nieces, one  nephew and several cousins.


Funeral services were held at the Arnold Funeral Home in Lenox on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 13 at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Earl Moneymaker. Interment in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, August 24, 1950


Godden, Melvin F. -

Melvin F. Godden, 76, a resident of Wayne county since 1908, died at his home in Corydon, Sunday, following a year's illness.


Melvin F. Godden, son of John W. and Sarah Godden was born in Dewitt county, Ill. July 11, 1874 and died after a year's illness at his home in Corydon, July 16, 1950 at the age of 76 years and 5 days.

Much of his early life was spent near Lenox, Iowa, where he married Nan Deaver on March 2, 1898. She preceded him in death April 29, 1942. To this union were born two sons, Wayne M. of Rock Island, Ill. and Dick M. of Tampa, Fla. who with their families survive.


Mr. Godden was confined in the Yocom hospital in Chariton

several months and returned to his home four months ago. He

was a patient sufferer and held in high esteem by his man friends.


He moved with his family to Wayne county in 1908 residing on farms in that vicinity until he retired and moved to Corydon

a few years ago.


Funeral services were held at Wolf funeral home in Corydon

at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday, July 18, the Rev. Harry Chasteen of the

Baptist church officiated. The Rev. Chasteen and Miss Shirley

Boswell sang appropriate numbers. Pallbearers were Fred Mc Murry, Ben Ivins, Nelson Hart, W. F. Fightmaster, S. A. Barker

and Ray O'Hare. Relatives and friends accompanied the body to Lenox where commitment services were held at the cemetery with the Rev. Earl Moneymaker officiating

Lenox Time Table, Lenox,  Iowa, Thursday, July 27, 1950


Godden, Stanley E -

Stanley E. Godden, 38, died at his home in Rock Island, Illinois, on Sunday at 2 a. m. Until his health failed recently he was employed at Augustana college at Rock Island.


He was born on a farm near Lenox and then lived in Creston a few years before moving to Illinois in 1942. He was a member of the Christian church. 


Survivors include his wife, Velma; one daughter, Lynn, age 5; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Will A. Godden of Rock Island; one brother, Theron of Detroit, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Verlee Anderson, of Rock Island, and several nieces and nephews. He

was a nephew of Mrs. Josephine Hegwood of Lenox.


Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the

Arnold Funeral Home. Rev. Merwin Coad of the Churcb of Christ conducted, the services, with interment in Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, January 11, 1951


Goecker, Mary Ida -

Mrs. Mary Ida Goecker, age 83, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jas. Friend in Council Bluffs on Sunday. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, where she was very active. She had lived in that city the past 19 years.


Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Barker of Sharpsburg

and Mrs. James Friend of Council Bluffs; two sons, Harold and Harry, both of Council Bluffs; one sister, Mrs. Grace Herzberg of Yorktown; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.


Funeral services! were held on Tuesday from, St. Paul's Lutheran

church in Council Bluffs with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery there.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, March 9, 1950


Grant, Lloyd D. –

Lloyd E. Grant, son of U. S. Grant of Clearfield, died Sunday at his home in Ames.  He was 52.  Surviving are his widow, the former Velma Wilson, two daughters, Betty Dickson of Ames and Cleone Ullftead of Chicago, two grandchildren, his father, a sister, Veneta of Clearfield, and a brother, of Seattle, Wash.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, February 23, 1950


Grant, Lloyd D. -

Lloyd D. Grant, son of Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Grant, was born May 23rd, 1898 in Clearfield and passed away at his home in Ames, Feb. 19. 1950 at the age of 51. Cause of death was coronary thrombosis. He grew to manhood and graduated from

high school in Clearfield. He decided to study pharmacy and followed this as his chosen work. On May 25, 1921 he was married to Vilma Wilson Creston, Iowa.  To this union two daughters were born, Betty Dixson of Ames and Cleone

Ullestad of Chicago.


He united with, the Methodist church in young manhood.


Always of a cheerful disposition. Lloyd made many friends. He is survived by his wife, Velma, the two daughters and two

grandchildren, his father, U. S. Grant, and a sister, Venita, of Clearfield and one brother, Harry Grant of Seattle, Wash.


Funeral services were first held in Ames Wednesday and further rites on Thursday at Crew's Funeral Home in Clearfield. Burial was in Clearfield cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 2, 1950



Gray, James Elliott –

James Elliott Gray, son of Perry L. and Bernice Gray, as born at Lenox, Iowa, Feb. 10, 1926 and passed away March 5, 1951 at the age of 25 years and 23 days.


He was united in marriage to Mildred Filbert, Feb. 8, 1948. To this union was born one daughter, Janet Rhea, who with the wife survives. He is also survived by his father and mother, six brothers, Dick of Lenox, Robert of Lake, Wash., Charles who is in training at Camp Gordon, Georgia, Bill, Jack and Tommy of Des Moines and many other relatives and friends.


Jim, as he was called, served in the Navy during World War II.  Although his years were less than half allotted to man, he enjoyed them to the fullest and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him


Complete military services were held Thursday, March 8, at the Arnold Funeral Home with Rev. Merwin Goad officiating. Burial was in Lenox Memory Garden. Pall bearers were Bob Mills, Francis House, Frances Eller, Karl Wurster, Stanley Tepley and David Colyn.


As I viewed the corps of my son today,

With a Heart as heavy as lead

A still small voice from far away

Whispered to me and said,

Mother, that isn’t him

It’s only the shell that has housed

The soul of Jim.


Those from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Long, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Larimer and Jane, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Larimer

and Anne, Mr. and Mrs. P. L Hawthorne, Miss Lucille Kerrigan, Bill, Jack and Tommy Gray, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs.  Melvin Key of Hamburg; Mr. and Mrs. Cliff  Underwood of Sharpsburg,  Mrs. Eva Donaldson of Clarinda Mrs. Claudia Severn of Ames; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gray and Mr. and Mrs. James Kerrigan of Creston.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, March 15, 1951








Green, Laura -

Miss Laura Green, daughter of John and Sarah Green, was born in Grant township, Taylor county, July 18, 1869 and died Sept. 25, 1950 at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 17 days.


Her entire life was spent in Clearfield vicinity and the last 25 years in Clearfield, where she and her brother Ralph lived together.  Miss Green followed teaching for some time and enjoyed educational



When quite young she united with the Clearfield Baptist church,

transferring to the Methodist church in later years. She was p. faithful attendant and worker as long as health permitted.


Besides her brother Ralph, Harry Green of Greeley, Colo.,

survives to cherish her memory, besides other relatives and

many friends.


Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 2 P. M. Wednesday. Burial was in Clearfield cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday October 5, 1950


Haering, Annie -

Mrs. John Haering, 75, died at her home three miles northwest of Lenox early Wednesday morning. Surviving are her husband, John, one son Clarence at home, two daughters, Mrs. Alice Preston and Mrs. Will Nixon of Lenox, seven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mabel Bruington in Oregon. One daughter preceded her in death.

Services will be Saturday at 2:00 P. M. at the Christian church with Rev. Merwin Coad officiating. Interment in Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 4, 1950


Hamilton, Letitia Martin -

Death came Sunday to Mrs. Letitia Hamilton, who would have been 96 years of age had she lived until October. She had made her home with her daughter Mrs. Maude Wood, who survives as does a son, W. Melvin Hamilton of San Diego, Calif.  Letitia, the daughter of John

T.  and Katherine Martin was born in a log cabin at Cairo,  Louisa County, Iowa, on October 15 1854, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Wood on Sunday September 17th, 1950, at the age of 95 years, 11 months and 2 days.  At the time of her death she was the oldest resident of Lenox.  She was one of a family of 5children.


On January 20, 1875 she was united in marriage with J. T. Hamilton in her Cairo home. She and her husband resided in Louisa County till 1883 when she, her husband and two children moved to a farm in

Adams County five and one half miles north of Lenox where they made their home until 1912 when her husband passed away.  She then moved to Lenox where she lived for three years, then  moving to California living there till 1935, when she returned to Lenox making her home with her daughter until her death.


Mrs. Hamilton was reared in the faith of the Convenanter church but when coming to the Lenox community she placed her membership in the Presbyterian church, never removing it from the church.


She leaves to mourn her passing one brother, John Martin of Madison, South Dakota, her daughter, Mrs. Maude Wood of Lenox, a son Melvin of San Diego, California, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great, great grand children.


Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home on Tuesday September 19th at 2 o’clock in charge of Rev. Earl Moneymaker.  burial in the Lenox cemetery. Pallbearers were Harry Krieger, Wm. McIlravy, A I. Gray, Chas. Saunders, Louis Hewitt and Chas. Hewitt.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 21, 1950


Hamilton, S. Milo -

Friends here received word Wednesday of the death of Dr. S. Milo Hamilton of Des Moines on Tuesday at 7 P. M. at the Methodist hospital in that city. Dr. Hamilton had been ill for some time.


Surviving are his wife, the former Pearl Draney Killion, two daughters, Margaret and Pauline, and one son, Donald.


Dr. Hamilton was a former Lenox physician, following which he was associated with the Service Optical Co. of Des Moines.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 4, 1950


Hatchett, William Andrew -

William Hatchett, 88, died Friday noon at the Finley Rest Home. Funeral Services were held at the Barber Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon, July 16 at 2:30, with Rev. Earl Moneymaker in charge. Interment in the Conway, Iowa cemetery..


William Andrew Hatchett, son of Ralph and Rebecca Hatchett, was born March 5, 1862 near Springfield, HI., and passed away July 14, 1950 at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 9 days.


He was the sole survivor of a family of eleven children. On August 24, 1889 he was united in marriage to Ross Etta Perry. To this union were born seven children: Claudia Severn of Lenox, Pearl Dotts of Los Angeles, Cal., Grace Adair of Ames; two daughters, Mildred

and Elta Horton, and son Eldon who preceded him in death,

and a son, Manford, whose whereabouts have been unknown

for a number of years.  He also leaves four grandchildren: Howard Dotts of South Gate, Cal., Alice Trotman of Long Beach, Cal., Maynard. Adair and Ilene Christian, both of Ames, also one great-grandchild, little Claudia Caralyn Christian of Ames.


In 1895, Mr. Hatchett moved with his wife and small children

from Illinois to a farm west of Bedford, Iowa, where they lived for a number of years. He also lived on a farm near Conway for 30 years prior to moving to Lenox. Mrs. Hatchett passed away on1 Dec. 10, 1944.


“Bud," as he was always known, was a genial friend and neighbor,

and will  sadly missed by his daughters, other relatives and friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, July 20, 1950



Henderson, William Thomas -

W. T. (Tom) Henderson, prominent farmer, 73, died at 8 a.m. Monday, at his home in Lenox.  He was born on a farm near Lenox and lived in Taylor county all his life, his late parents having been pioneer residents of the Lenox vicinity.


Survivors include his widow, Hester; 2 sons, S. Milton, of Davis, California, Guy P., of Lenox, 5 grandchildren; 1 sister Miss Cora Henderson, of Midway City, California; 2 brothers, Dr. Ray, of Long

Beach, California, and Frank, of Santa Ann, California.


Funeral services will be held today, (Thursday) at 2:30 p. m.,

at the United Presbyterian church with Rev. Earl Moneymaker

officiating, assisted by Rev C. S. Hoffman of Clearfield.  Burial Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, August 31, 1950


Henderson, William Thomas –

William Thomas Henderson, son of J. Milton and Viola C. Henderson, was born Oct. 11, 1876, on a farm southeast of Lenox, Iowa.  He passed away Aug. 18 , 1950 at his home here at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 17 days.  He was one of the family of seven children.  His parents, and infant sister, Bertha, a brother Floyd, and a sister Maggie preceded him in death.  Surviving are a sister, Cora, and two brothers, Ray and Frank, all living in California.


He was united in marriage to Leota Porter on Dec. 29, 1908 and their home was established southwest of Clearfield.  To sons were born to this union, Milton of Davis, Calif. and Guy of Lenox.  The home was saddened by the early death of the mother on Feb. 21, 1931.  Mr. Henderson’s sister, Maggie, and friends helped maintain the home while Milton and Guy were in school.


Mr. Henderson united in marriage to Hestor Wilson on Jan. 5, 1940.  They lived on a farm southeast of Lenox until 1945 when they moved into town.


He attended the Peitier and Prairie Gem schools, and was a member of the United Presbyterian church where he was regular in attendance and faithful in service.  He enjoyed farming and following that occupation actively until a few months ago and mentally until his death.  He became a Christian early in life and was elected and ordained as elder in the Clearfield United Presbyterian church about 30 years ago.  After moving to Lenox he became a member of the United Presbyterian church on April 1, 1945, and was elected an elder on Feb. 2, 1947 for a six year term.  He served faithfully in this office until his death.


Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church on Thursday afternoon, Aug, 31, at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. Moneymaker officiating.  Burial in the Lenox cemetery.  Pallbearers were Hugh Buchanan, Chester Boyer, Claude Peltzer, John Stephenson, Don Stephens and Frank Maharry.  Music was furnished by the male quartet James Arneal, Bob Long, Forrest Whipp and Paul Davis with Don Tyler at the organ.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 7, 1950


Horton, Harry -

Harry Horton died at Innisfall, Alberta, Canada, quite suddenly

Monday. He was 62 years of age, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Horton, who lived near Clearfield. He was married to Blanche Townsend of Clearfield and they located in Canada. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Paul and Marvin; one daughter Dorothy; two brothers, Clyde Horton of Shannon City and Guy Horton, Lenox; one sister Madge Reynard of Centerville; besides many other relatives and friends. Two daughters, Mary and Frances, preceded their

father in death. Funeral rites were in Canada.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, April 20, 1950


Hunt, Celia Ellen –

Miss Celia Hunt, 77, passed away Sunday at 5 P. M., at Greater Community hospital in Creston, where she had been taken the previous night, having suffered a heart attack.


Miss Hunt was a native of Lenox, but had also lived in Nebraska.

For a number of years she had sold birthday, Christmas and other greeting cards, and as she traveled from house to house she had made many friends. She was always a kind and gentle person, anxious to please everyone, a generous and valuable neighbor, possessed of simple dignity and graciousness.


Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Barber Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earl Moneymaker in charge. Burial in Blue Grove cemetery.


Immediate survivors are one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Bunnham of

Lincoln, Neb., one brother, Harry Hunt of Burchard, Neb. and

a number of nieces and nephews here, in Nebraska and elsewhere.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 7, 1950



Hunt, Celia Ellen -

Cella Ellen Hunt, daughter of Clark A. and Frances Wilcox Hunt, was born July 22, 1873 on a farm west of Lenox, Iowa and lived there until moving to Pawnee county, Nebraska in early childhood. She joined the Christian church in her youth.  In the year 1941 she returned to Lenox where she resided until her death, which occurred Dec. 3, 1950 at the Creston hospital, following several months during which time she had not been in good health.

She was 77 years, 4 months and 11 days of age at the time of her death.


Miss Hunt was outstanding in her kindness and thoughtfulness for others and was always most happy when having her loved ones and friends near. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. Left to mourn her passing are one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Burnham of Lincoln, Neb., one brother, Harry Hunt

of Burchard, Neb. and 16 nieces and nephews and their families


Funeral services were conducted from the Barber Funeral

Home on Wednesday afternoon, at two o'clock, conducted

By the Rev. Earl Moneymaker. Interment in Blue Grove cemetery

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, December 14, 1950


Joslyn, Edna Mae Churchill -

Edna Mae Churchill was born Nov. 23, 1886, and departed this

life Sept. 15, 1950 at the age of 63 years, 9 months and 22 days

She was born in Gravity, Iowa, and passed away at the home of her mother, Mrs. Q. A. Churchill in Gravity, having been born, just across, the corner from where she departed.  She was the eldest daughter

of Georgia Ann and Eugene Churchill, having spent the entire life in and around the town of Gravity. Her childhood was spent on the home place, three miles northwest of Gravity.


She was united with the Advent Church when a young girl.  On Feb. 22, 1904, she was united in marriage to Guy Joslyn of Gravity. To this union were born six children, two sons, Flvin Elmer and Merle Allen, having died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her passing

her husband, four children, Mrs. Jakie Green of Blockton, Iowa, Opal Putman of Gravity, Marion Joslyn of Shenandoah, and Donnie Wade of Gravity; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Also surviving are her mother Mrs. G. A. Churchill, three brothers, Orie, Elmer and Clarence, all of Gravity, one sister, Mrs. Howard Besco of Clark's Grove Minn. One sister, Osa preceded her in death in infancy.


In 1937 she joined the Rebekah Lodge, remaining a loyal and devoted member  until her death.  She was a kind and generous

friend to all who knew her, a comfort in time of need and

distress and the family's source of courage at all times. Her loving

care of her grandchildren Penny and Micki Putnam, whom she raised as her own will never be forgotten.  Having her family with her was her biggest ambition in life.  All her children, mother, brothers and sister were her constant companions during her last illness.  No mere words can express the loss her passing will leave

for no one could ever fill her place.


Funeral services were held at Gravity Christian Church Sunday

afternoon, Sept. 7, at 2:30 P. M.  G. W. Swan officiating assisted by Rev. Walter Thompson.  Interment was in Gravity Cemetery.


Those from out of town attending the funeral services for Mrs. Guy Joslyn were: Mr. and Mrs. Jakie Green and family of Blockton, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Joslyn of Shenandoah, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Green. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond White all of Shenandoah, Mrs. Nelle Winger

and Norma of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Winger of Ames,

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sawhill of Winterset, Mr. and Mrs. Al Gloshen

of Lamoni, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Joslyn of Grand River, Mr. and Mrs. John McNutt, Mr. and Mrs. Ike McNuttt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McNutt, Mr. and Mrs. Francis McNutt, Mrs. Rex Wyckoff, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Robey, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Newberry

and Margaret Churchill, all of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Winger of Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Carol Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Churchill, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Oxley of Clarinda, Jack Churchill of Council Bluffs, Dwyane Churchill of Clearfield Mrs. Ethel Williams of Omaha,

Mrs. Delores Amau of Fremont, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Eyres

of Council Bluffs, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Besco of Clark Grove, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Elliott of New Market, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Kimpton also of New Market.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, September 28, 1950


Keller, Ensign –

Keller, Geo. -

Ensign Keller, age 82. died at the Keller home in Diagonal, On

Nov. 13th. He is survived by his son, Cecil Keller of Diagonal,

and three daughters, Mrs. Guy Beal, Ames, Iowa; Mrs. Ben

Keller, Rockwell City. Mo. and Mrs. Grant Stamper of Diagonal.

Twenty-four hours following the passing of his brother, Geo.

Keller, 84, died in the same home, Nov. 14th. He had never

married.  Remaining of the Keller family, who lived many years east of Clearfield, are two brothers, Adam Keller of Clearfield. and

Frank Keller of Diagonal; two sisters, Mrs. John Bentley of

Minnesota, and Mrs. Sarah Reynolds of Shannon City. Double funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p. M. at the Methodist church in Diagonal. Burial in the Bethel cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, November 23, 1950