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

Bengard, Juhl -

Juhl Bengard of Ames died December 17 at the Mary Greeley Hospital in. Ames. He was fifty-two years of age.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, three sons, Mike of Lenox; Mitchell of Orange City and Randy of Clarinda; and two

daughters, Annette Herrington of Clarinda and Roberta Preissler of St. Louis, Missouri.

Services were held Saturday, December 20 at the Exira Funeral Home.

Mike Bengard is the physical education instructor at Lenox elementary school, teaches junior high social studies and is

also the high school football coach.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 24, 1980


Bolinger, Christine Sue -

Christine Sue Bolinger, daughter of Loren Darrell and  Dorothy Mae Holland Bolinger was born November 24, 1960 at

Corning, Iowa. She died Monday, November 10 at her rural home near Conway at the age of nineteen years, eleven

months and fourteen days,

Christine's first three years were spent southwest of Lenox prior to the family moving to the farm where they now reside.

She attended Clearfield Community School graduating as the salutatorian of the class of 1979.

The summer following graduation was spent working before Christine began classes at Drake University in Des Moines

where she was studying journalism and English.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Christine's crocheting, needlework and ceramics were among the hobbies that helped fill her leisure time as she

always wanted to be busy. Her disability could not curb her enthusiasm for life.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents, an aunt, two uncles, and two cousins.

Survivors include her parents, Loren and Dorothy; three brothers, Rodney, his wife Sarah and their children, Shalen

and Christopher of Prescott, and Gary and Virgil of the home, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were held Thursday November 13 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bedford with Reverend Jim

Dale officiating. Organist was Mrs. Robert Stacy. Freida Howe and Ruth Wambold were the vocalists. "How Great Thou

Art" and "In The Garden" were the chosen selections.

Casket bearers were Marty Cameron, Kenny Siverly, Mark Thorton, Robert "Doc" Bolinger, Layne Thorton, and Patrick


Interment was in the North Fairview Cemetery at Lenox.

Larkin-Bender Funeral Home of Lenox was in charge of arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday November 19, 1980


Bricker, John -

John Bricker, brother of Orville Bricker, died Saturday afternoon. His home was at Greenfield.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home in Greenfield.

Survivors include his wife, Bess and children, a brother, Orville of Lenox and a sister, Mrs.

Melba Coburn of Des Moines.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 24, 1980


Dotson, Harvey Lester -

Harvey Lester Dotson, the son of Melvin and Cyrene Grandstaff Dotson, was born November 5, 1902 near Beatrice,

Nebraska at the age of seventy-seven years, eleven months and twenty-four days. [?]

He had been a resident of Adams County for more than fifty years.

Lester lived in Beatrice and McPheron, Nebraska before moving to Lenox with his parents.

He was united in marriage with Ruth Morley in 1931.

Lester farmed near Stringtown for six years before moving to Corning where he and Ruth operated the Quality Dairy for

several years. After selling the dairy cattle and equipment, he was employed at Hill's Locker plant and later at the Corning

High School. Following retirement, he worked part time on the Corning Police Force and at the National Farmer's Organization.

He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Corning as long as his health permitted. He was an elder,

served on the Board of Trustees and sang in the church choir. He was also active in the Boy Scout organization for several years as

well as other community projects.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, Lee Roy, his wife Kay and their family, Janet, David and Anne Dotson of Phoenix, Arizona; a daughter, Karen Byrne, her husband Ronald and their family, Shayron, Sherry and Todd of Omaha; a brother, Roy of Citrus Heights, California: two sisters, Cecile West and husband Lester of Prescott and Mary Jarboe of Lincoln, Nebraska; as well as other relatives.

Services were held Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Corning with Reverend Kenneth D. Rummer

officiating. Donna Peckham was the organist and sang "How Great Thou Art".

Casket bearers were Ron Davis, James Hoffman, Vaughn Tindall, Carl Zimmerman, John Nevius, and Harold Campbell.

Interment was in the West Fairview Cemetery at Lenox.

Larkin-Bender Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday November 5, 1980


Duncan, Lloyd C -

Lloyd C. Duncan of rural Corning, son of Lemuel and Flora Richardson Duncan, was born March 11, 1898 at Corning,

Iowa. He died Saturday, November 15 at the Rosary Hospital in Corning at the age of eighty-two.

Mr. Duncan was a farmer and had spent his entire life in the Corning area.

He was married June 8, 1921 at  Mt. Etna to Ruby E. Hickman. He was a member of the Mercer Center United

Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and one brother.

Survivors include his wife, a son, Edwin Duncan of Hiawatha, Kansas; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Carolee) Olds of Grant,

Nebraska; two granddaughters, two great grandchildren; a sister. Mrs. Bessie Lynam of Corning, and two brothers,

Leslie Duncan of Corning and Ralph Duncan of Seattle, Washington.

Services were held at the Goodwin-l.indsay Funeral Home in Corning November 18 at 2 p.m. with Reverend W.C.

Trembly officiating.

Pallbearers were Charles Roland, John Moore, Jim Hoffman, Ralph Hickman, Jr., Ricardo Sauro, and Glenn Scott.

Honorary bearers were Harold Riley, Wayne Bunting, Albert Fudge, Clark Carmichael, Jean Brown and Fred Parcher.

Interment was in the Quincy Cemetery at Quincy, Iowa. A memorial was established to the Rosary Hospital in Corning.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday November 26, 1980


Ferguson, Starr -

A 1945 graduate of Lenox High School, Starr Ferguson, died September 25 at the age of fifty-three years. His home was

in the Chicago area and survivors include his wife and two daughters.

Mr. Ferguson's mother, Mrs. Lela Ferguson, was a teacher in the Lenox elementary school for a number of years.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 24, 1980


Hanes, Anthony L (Tony) -

Anthony L. "Tony" Hanes, grandson of Wilma Brannon of Lenox, died following a one ear accident November 20 near

Peabody, Kansas. He had been employed as a welder in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma.

Tony, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hanes of Marion, Kansas, was born October 26, 1956 at El Dorado, Kansas.

Services were held November 22 at the Florence United Methodist Church in Florence, Kansas with Reverend Freda

Steele officiating. Interment was in the Hillcrest Cemetery near Florence.

Preceding him in death were 1 sister, Donna, and grandparents, Evan Brannon of Lenox, and Velma Hanes of Florence,


Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Beverly Hanes, a sister, Penny of the home, grandparents Wilma Brannon of

Lenox and Mr. and Mrs. Milliard Hanes of Florence, Kansas; as well as many other relatives.

Family members from Lenox attending services were Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Barker, Todd and Lisa and Mrs Pat Robinson.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday November 26, 1980


Johnston, James Mannis (Mannie) -

James Mannis "Mannie" Johnston, the son of Emerson Jefferson and Mary Richardson Johnston, was born March 29,

1894. He died at the Afton Care Center December 8 at the age of eighty-six years, eight months and nine days.

He was united in marriage with Dolly Straight September 15, 1915 at the Oak Hill Church north of Gravity.

Mannie farmed until 1913 when he moved to an acreage in Lenox. During World War II, he lived in Meade, Nebraska where

he worked at an ordinance plant. Following the war, he returned to Lenox and was employed at Davis' Elevator for

several years and then at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute in Clarinda for ten years.

Upon his retirement, he was engaged in painting and carpenter work with his sons.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Dolly; his parents; two sons, Kenneth and Bernard; one great granddaughter, Kristine

Ahnen: three sisters, and one brother.

Survivors include two sons, Kermit of Lenox and Emerson of Haslinger. Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Orval (Alma) Smith of

Creston and Mrs. Cal (Grace) Weese of Avinger. Texas., fourteen grandchildren, forty one great grandchildren, one

great great grandson. and one sister, Emma Downey of Clarinda.

Mannie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by his family, and all those who knew him.

Services were held Thursday. December 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Larkin-Bender Funeral Home with  Reverend W.C. Trembly

officiating. Music was provided by organist, Norma Paymal. and vocalists, Marilyn Beck and Billie Jean Barker. Selections

were "Beyond The Sunset" and "Good Night-Good Morning".

Casket hearers were Orval Williams, Keith James, Dick Brammer, Wayne McFee, Kenneth McFee and Richard Gray.

Honorary casket bearers were Carl Ambrose, Myrle Henderson, Myrle Swank, Pat Hill, Gail Matheny, and Jack Camden.

Interment was in Washington Cemetery at Gravity.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 17, 1980


Kinser, Enola Hunter -

Graveside services for Mrs. Enola Kinser of Rock Island, Illinois were held Wednesday, November 5 at the West

Fairview Cemetery in Lenox at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Kinser died November 3 in Rock Island on her eighty sixth birthday. She was born in Lenox November 3, 1894 to

George and Dora Hunter.

Survivors include a son, Lonnie, a grandson and daughter-in-law, Ann, of Rock Island, Illinois, three grandchildren,

Phil, Robert and Wenda Lou and families of Des Moines, two sisters and their families, Mrs. Stella Andrews and Mrs.

Margaret Wurster, both of Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday November 5, 1980


Luxford, Brice -

Brice Luxford, age sixty of Oakland, the father of Miss Gail Luxford, vocal music instructor at Lenox High School, died

December 17 at an Omaha Hospital. Survivors include his wife and two daughters, Gail of Lenox and Renee of Council


Services were held Friday, December 19 at the Oakland Methodist Church.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 24, 1980


Moneymaker, Laura -

Mrs. Laura Moneymaker, the wife of Reverend Earl Moneymaker, a former pastor at the Lenox Presbyterian Church,

died November 18 in Seattle, Washington. She was ninety years of age.

Survivors include five sons and three daughters. Reverend Moneymaker preceded his wife in death in 1967.

The family had moved to Seattle in 1951.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 24, 1980


Orr, Alma Gertrude -

Alma Gertrude Orr, daughter .of Simeon B. and Alice Dunn Orr, was born June 13, 1890 in

Minden, Nebraska. She died November 3 in Los Angeles, California.

At an early age she professed her faith in Christ and became a member of the United Presbyterian

Church in Minden.  In 1899, she moved with her parents to Iowa and transferred her membership

to the Lenox United Presbyterian Church.

Alma had many interests and a varied life. She graduated from Monmouth College in Illinois, majoring

in music, and later taught piano. She then graduated from Capital City Commercial College in Des

Moines, Iowa, making business her career for many years.

Nursing was also close to her heart, and she later followed that profession until her retirement.

For the past fifty years she has made her home in Los Angeles, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mae Orr and Ethel Kreiger, and a brother, Elmer A. Orr.

She is survived by three sisters, Myrtle I. Orr of Los Angeles, Florence Orr and

Bernice Clawson of Palm Desert, California; a niece, Leila Gormley, a nephew, Harold E.

Orr, three great nieces, Linda Brubakcr, Suzanne Butler and Cheryl Mather, and two great nephews, Linsey and Jon Orr.

She was loved by all and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Services were held November 6, 1980 at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, officiating was Dr. Jack F. Heinsohn of Immanuel Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles.

Jonathan Osbrink sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "How Great Thou Art."

Pallbearers were nephews, Harold E. Orr, Linsey Orr, Jon Orr, Christopher Brubaker, Gregg Butler and Richard Mather.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 10, 1980


Pollard, Robert Otto -

Robert Otto Pollard, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smith Pollard, was born May 22, 1922 near Elymra, Missouri. He died

at the Rosary Hospital in Corning Sunday, December 14 at the age of fifty-eight years, six months and twenty-two days.

Robert and his twin sister, Roberta, were the youngest of twelve children.

Robert received his schooling in Missouri and was baptized into the Baptist faith at an early age.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of seventeen and was stationed in England for twenty-nine

months. Following his honorable discharge, he re-enlisted and served in the Air Force until 1949. He received several

medals for bravery during World War II.

Robert was engaged in farming near Polo, Missouri for a time and was also employed as a bus driver in Washington,

D.C. He worked at various occupations as long as his health would permit. He was employed by Hale's Shows of Tomorrow

for a number of years.

He was united in marriage with Vivian Butler on June 2, 1972 in Kansas City. They resided in Kansas City until moving

to Lenox in 1976.

Preceding him in death were his parents, eight brothers and sisters and a niece, Mrs. Bonnie Parrack McQueen.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Davis of Auburn, California and Mrs. Fannie Mae Parrack of

Excelsior Springs, Missouri; a brother, Cecil Pollard of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Zelma Pollard of

Excelsior Springs; a brother-in-law, George Barnett also of Excelsior Springs; five children, Tommy, George, Rickey, Michael,

and Linda, all of near Dodge City, Kansas; several grandchildren; a niece, AnnLee (Mrs. Paul) Gebhart of Auburn,

California, and a nephew, Richard Pollard of Pharr, Texas.

He made many friends during his lifetime and was always "Uncle Bob" to his friends' children.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 16 at the Larkin-Bender Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Reverend Father

Timothy Fitzgerald of St. Patrick's Catholic Church officiating.

Reverend Father Thomas Coenen conducted a prayer service Monday evening, December 15 at the funeral home.

Music was provided by Mrs. Terry Hanzlik, organist, and Mrs. James Rychnovsky singing "My Soul Is Longing For Your Peace".

The United States flag was presented to Mrs. Pollard by Legion members, Howard Elder and Kenneth Brand. Mr.

Pollard had been a member of Parkinson Post #250 of the Lenox American Legion for four years.

Casket bearers were John E. (Jack) Jones, Art Schweers, Gail Mains, Ron Fulk, Tom Lynam, and Darrel! Huber.

Interment was in the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 24, 1980


Richard, Opal Carter -

Opal Carter Richard, daughter of Etta and Darwin Carter, was born in 1903. She died November 22 in Pittsburgh,

Pennsylvania. Mrs. Richard was raised in Lenox and had lived in Pittsburgh for the past forty-one years.

She attended Drake University and was united in marriage with W. Gail Richard February 25, 1925. He preceded her in

death July 19, 1973.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George (Virginia) Plavetich of Pittsburgh, Penn., a son, Don C. Richard of Boston,

Mass., four grandchildren, and a cousin, Bird Drain of the Lenox Care Center.

Memorial services were held at the Mt. Lebanon Christian Church in Pittsburgh November 25. Graveside services were

conducted December 5 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Don Jensen officiating. Burial was in West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 10, 1980


Uehling, Joseph J -

Joseph J. Uehling of Stillwater, Minnesota, passed away December 5, 1980 at his home, of heart failure. He was 54 years

old. He had lived in Stillwater for 16 years where he worked for Burlington Northern Railroad as communication engineer.

As a young man, he lived in the Lenox and Corning area. He attended the Corning High School and then served four

years in the U.S. Navy.

He was marred to Joyce Bladen of Lenox, Iowa. Three children were born to this union, two daughters, Julie and

Jeanene and one son, Jay.

Survivors include his wife and children; five sisters and two brothers, Hattie Schafroth and husband of Corning, la., Delmar

Uehling and wife of Prescott, la., Charlotte Hollinger of Centralia, Wash., Marie Ramacher and husband, Leland

Uehling and wife, Eilene Crisp, Mable Young and husband, all of Chehalis, Wash., a brother-in-law, Dick Miller of Corning,

la.; his mother-in-law, Alice Bladen of Lenox, la.; a son-in-law in Maine, many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Bertha Uehling; two sisters and one brother, Bernadean Miller of

Corning, la.; Irma Voss of Chehalis, Wash, and Ernest Uehling of Lenox, Iowa.

He was a kind and gentle man and had love and respect for everyone who knew him.

Burial was in the Fort Snelling Military Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday December 24, 1980