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

Barnhill, Amy -

Mrs. Amy Barnhili, 89, died Sunday night. She had been a resident of Lenox, then in the Clearview Rest Home at Clearfield.  Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the United Presbyterian Church, with burial in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 19, 1965


Baumann, Leta R Sholl -

Leta R. Baumann, 78, died at a hospital in Livermore, Calif Sept. 11. The body will be brought to the Bender Funeral Home, arriving late Thursday evening. Services will be held there Saturday afternoon, Sept 18 at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Rising Sun cemetery in Ringgold County.

Her husband, Arthur, died in June 1964. They were residents of Lenox but had gone to live with their daughter Darlene Baumann in Livermore about three years ago. Also surviving is another daughter, Mildred Sheldon of Denver, Colo. John Davenport is a nephew.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 16, 1965


Buckner, Mayo H -

Mayo H Buckner, 75, died Thursday morning at the Glenwood State School, which had been his home for many years.  Services were held Monday Sept 27 at the Bender Funeral Home, the Rev S Peterson, Chaplain of the school, officiating with burial in Fairview cemetery.

Mr Buckner was a talented musician and at one time ran the printing plant at the state school.  He was a nephew of the late Marge Barrans, a cousin of George Barrans, and had spent vacations here with his relatives.  He leaves a sister, Mrs Ruth VerSteeg of Apple Valley, Calif, who came to attend the services.

Fourteen patients from the school came for the services and were at the George Barrens home for lunch after the funeral.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 30, 1965


Chute, Dora -

Mrs. Dora Chute of Corning, died in the hospital there Sept. 28. The funeral will be Friday, Oct. 1 at 1:30 at the Methodist Church in Corning with burial at Stringtown.  Mrs Chute was a sister of Warren Eckels, Mrs. Lillie Scott and Anna O'Riley, all of Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 30, 1965


Crane, Blanche -

Mrs Blanche Crane, 79, died Sunday morning at the Lenox nursing home.  She had owned and operated a hardware store at Blanchard and was a very active person until her last illness.

She leaves two daughters Mrs Orville Buckley of Lenox and Mrs Harold Morris, a high school teacher at Russell, Iowa; also six grandchildren.

The funeral was planned for Tuesday at Blanchard with burial there.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 14, 1965


Curts, Frank -

Frank Curts, 40, of Monroe City, Mo died Thursday morning at his home there after a heart attack.  He was a son-in-law of Mrs Kate Miller.

A service was held Saturday evening at 7:30 at Monroe City with services at the Christian Church at Carson, Iowa, Sunday and burial there.

Survivors include his widow Margaret Miller Curts, two daughters, Mrs. Ciella Brendle of Omaha and Mrs Mildred Travis of Council Bluffs, also six grandchildren.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 9, 1965


Knox, Hattie -

Mrs. Hattie Knox, 89, died at the Clearview nursing home at Clearfield Sept. 22. Funeral services were held Friday at the Varner-Crew funeral home at Clearfield.

Mrs. Knox is survived by a son, Harold Knox of Lenox, and a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Kester of Indianola.  Her husband preceded her in death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 7, 1965


McAuley, Ray F -

Ray F. McAuley, 51, of Kent, died at the Creston Hospital Sunday evening. He was injured Wednesday morning when a dump truck he was driving went off Highway 34 and down a steep embankment. He had evidently lain in the wrecked truck for some time before he was found.

Mr. McAuley operated a repair garage at Kent and was a contractor with heavy dirt moving equipment. He leaves his widow, Pauline; a daughter, Alice 8; his mother at Nevada, Mo., a brother, Leo, in Kansas City and two sisters. Services were Aug. 25 at Coens Home for Funerals in Creston with internment in the Morgan cemetery at Kent.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 26, 1965


Morris, Ruth Elizabeth Shaver -

Mrs. George Morris, 48, died Thursday at her home here after a long illness. Services were held at the Bender Funeral Home Sept, 25, the Rev. David Shaeffer officiating.

Ruth Elizabeth Shaver, daughter of Amelia and Milton Shaver, was born March 9, 1917 near Lenox, Iowa and passed away September 23, 1965 at her home in Lenox at the age of 48 years, 6 months and 13 days.

She was united in marriage to George H. Morris on October 30, 1937 at Maryville, Mo. To this union 3 daughters were born, Janet Kruger and Amelia Olson of Heron Lake, Minn., and Janevieve Morris at home who so faithfully cared for her mother during her illness; also 2 grand children. She leaves 3 brothers, Monson Shaver of

Bangkok, Thailand, Lloyd James of Fort Worth, Tex,  and Keith James of Lenox,  and many friends and relatives.

She was a member of the Christian Church, and the Rebecca Lodge and Canton of Creston.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 30, 1965


Moyle, Mary Elizabeth Hoover -

Mrs. Mary Moyle, 83, passed away at her home here Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services are planned for Thursday, Oct. 7 at 2 p. m. at the United Presbyterian Church, the Rev. James Eddy officiating. The body is at the Bender Funeral Home where it will lie in state until the time of the funeral. The casket will not be

opened afterward.

She leaves a son Hal and family of Lenox, and a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Berdrow of Temple City, Calif.; also four grandchildren.

Her husband, J. Blaine Moyle died in 1924.

Mrs. Moyle was a graduate of Tarkio College and had attended Muskingum College at New Concord, Ohio. She was principal of the high school for five years before her marriage, then taught for many years. Until just recently she was a part time teacher here in the high school.

She assisted the local librarian, was active in the work of the United Presbyterian Church, was a charter member of Chapter FW of PEO.

Known with respect by many students and friends, Mrs. Moyle was a distinctive personality, radiating moral steadfastness and patience born of her cultural

background and years of experience to dealing with people. She is not gone from the community.  Her influence will be here as long as anyone remembers her.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 7, 1965


Moyle, Mary Elizabeth Hoover -

Mary Elizabeth Hoover, daughter of John and Alice Clark Hoover was born in Fairview, Ohio, September 9, 1882, and passed away at her home on October 5, 1965, after a brief illness. She came to Iowa with her parents when a small child.

Mary attended school near College Springs and later graduated from Tarkio college. She was united in marriage to J. Blaine Moyle in 1918. He preceded her in death in 1924.

Forty-four years of her life were spent in the teaching profession.  She was a member of the Lenox United Presbyterian Church, a Charter member of Chapter FW, P. E. O. Sisterhood, Lenox Library Board and the MFC club. Many hours of her life were spent in community service.

She is survived by two children, Hal Moyle of Lenox, Maxine Berdrow of Temple City, Calif., four grand children, Steven Berdrow of Temple City, Mary Carol, Jim and Elizabeth Ann Moyle of Lenox; one brother H. H. Hoover of Portland, Ore;, one niece, Barbara Fitzgerald of Vancouver, Wash., two nephews, Kenneth Hoover of

Sheridan, Mo., and Rex Hoover of Lakewood, Colo. She was preceeded in death by one brother, Fred Hoover.

Her funeral was Oct. 7, at the United Presbyterian Church, the Rev. James Eddy officiating with interment here.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 14, 1965


Rice, Jessie Knott Hyatt -

Jessie Rice, daughter, of Mary Ellen and William Knott was born near Sharpsburg Jan. 10, 1896 and passed away in Lincoln, Nebr., Aug. 15, 1965.  In 1914 she was married to Clark Hyatt of Lenox. To this union one daughter was born.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clark, her mother and father, two sisters, Maude Weller and Viola Scott.

In 1952 she married Ronald Rice of Lincoln where she lived until her death.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her devoted husband, a daughter Marjorie Radenbaugh, a step son Harold Rice, five grand children and one great grand child, also two brothers Charlie Knott of Sharpsburg, Bert Knott of McAllen, Texas; three sisters Oma Eno and Elva Knott of Lincoln, Ila Smith of Sharpsburg.

Jessie was a friend to everyone and will be greatly missed by her relatives and friends.

Burial was in Lincoln Memorial cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 26, 1965


Rice, Lewis E -

Funeral services were held Saturday at Mt. Pleasant for Lewis E. Rice, with graveside services at the Lenox cemetery.

Mr Rice was 91 years old. He had lived near here for many years, leaving in March, 1920.  His wife died in 1918. He leaves 8 children; Clarence, Floyd, Mrs. Ethel Willey and Mrs. Clark Morrison, all in California; Guy in Arizona; Mrs. Hazel Massey, Mrs Myrtle Smith and Dale Rice, all of the Mt. Pleasant area.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 2, 1965


Springer, Helen M Cook -

Mrs. Helen M. Springer, 60, of 123 N Ward, Ottumwa, died at 5 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, 1965, at St. Joseph Hospital following an illness of one year.

She was the daughter of Chancey and Mary Trost Cook and was born at Lenox, July 18, 1915. She had been a resident of Ottumwa for the past 30 years.

Mrs. Springer was a member of Willard Street Methodist Church. Her marriage to Floyd P. Springer took place June 1, 1935 at Osceola.

Surviving are her husband Floyd, one son, James Springer and his wife Emily of Washburn; three grandchildren; her mother, Mrs, Mary Cook of Lenox; one

brother, George Cook of Clearfield and one sister, Mrs. Betty O'Riley of Lenox; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Her father preceded her in death.

The funeral was Monday Aug. 23 at 2:30 at the Johnson Funeral Chapel, Ottumwa, in charge of John E. Matthews of the Bible Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 26, 1965


Walter, Andrew Arthur -

Andy Walter, 87, died Saturday noon at the Lenox Nursing Home. He was born on a farm near here and farmed in this vicinity. He also lived in Des Moines.

Services were Monday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist Church with burial in the Lenox Cemetery.

Survivors are his widow, Jennie; three sons, Glenndon of Prescott; Lonnie and Homer of Lenox; one stepson, Dick Preston; a daughter, Mrs. Esther Wadell of Exira; two brothers, Ben and Lewis, Lenox; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Pierce of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Maleta Ely of San Diego, Calif.; 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 2, 1965


Walter, Andrew Arthur -

Andrew Arthur Walter, son of Henri and Louisa Walter, was born in Adams Co., Iowa, February 8, 1878 and passed away at the Colonial Nursing Home in Lenox, on August 28, 1965 at the age of 87 years, 6 months, and 20 days.

Mr. Walter united with the Methodist Church at Mercer Center at an early age, later transferring his membership to the Methodist Church in Lenox.

He was united in marriage on Jan. 24, 1901 to Cora Anderson who died in 1941. To this union five children were born. One daughter, Zelma passed away in 1922.

On April 27, 1952, he was united in marriage to Jennie Preston of Des Moines, where they made their home until he entered the nursing home in Lenox.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie, one daughter, Mrs Esther Waddell of Exira; three sons, Homer and Lonnie and wives of Lenox, Glenndon and wife of Prescott; one stepson, Dr. Richard Preston of Des Moines; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Delia

Pierce and Mrs. Malita Ely of California; two brothers Louis Walter and Ben Walter of Lenox.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Henry, John and Jake, also two sisters, Ida and Mrs .Ela Hufnagel.

Funeral services were held at the Lenox Methodist church on Monday, Aug. 30 with Rev. John Wagner and Rev. A. J. Clements officiating.

Pall bearers were Leo Wray, John Hettinger, Dale Walter, Wray Walter, Harry Walter and Roland Waiter. Music was furnished by Norma Paymal and

Paul Tyler. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 9, 1965


Wilcox, Dwight Robert -

Dwight Wilcox, 65, died at the A. L. Hegwood home on E. Temple Street Thursday, Aug. 19, after a long illness. The funeral was Saturday at the United

Presbyterian Church, the Rev. David Shaeffer officiating.

Dwight Robert Wilcox was born on December 10, 1899 to John and Sarah Wilson Wilcox on a farm northwest of Clearfield, Iowa. He grew up in Clearfield,

Shannon City, Orient and Ellston communities.

He bought his first cow and twin calves when he was 13 years old and from then until his health prevented he was a dealer in cattle, hogs and horses. He farmed in partnership with his father until his parents retired in 1935.

He was married to Irma Volera Hegwood on June 16, 1927, at Kansas City, Mo. They purchased their farm home south of Lenox in 1940 where they lived until he suffered a stroke on March 8, 1964. Since then they have been in Lenox at the Al Hegwood home where Dwight passed away on August 19th.

He had a long and gradually worsening illness during which he tried patiently and valiantly to recover.

He became a member of Blue Grove church in 1927, later transferring his membership to the Lenox Christian church. He was a friend to all who knew and loved him. He especially enjoyed his nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces. He was so appreciative of the cards and flowers and those who visited him when he was in the Rosary hospital at Corning and in Omaha and after he came back to Lenox.

He is survived by his wife, his 97 year old mother, Sarah; his sister, Mrs. Harry Butler and her family; his brother, Dr. L. A. Wilcox and family, of Ceresco,

Nebr; mother-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Hegwood; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jesse Barker and family; 2 brothers-in-laws, Lester and Helen Hegwood, of Kansas

City, Kans., Leland Hegwood and family of Lenox; other relatives and many friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 26, 1965