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

Adams, Donna Kay -

Funeral services for Donna Adams was held on Wednesday, September 13 at the Coen Beaty Funeral Home

in Lenox.

Officiating the services was Rev. Dena Woldruff. Taped selections were played.

Casket Bearers were Ed Blake, Jim Larson, Kenneth Fleharty, Bryan Price, Herman Davis, and David Jansen.

Donna Kay Adams was born March 16, 1943 in Leon, Iowa to Wayne Adams and Thelma Webb Adams. At the

age of 7 or 8 Donna's Dad remarried, and Ann became a very special step-mother.

Having been raised on a farm near Ringgold County, Donna stated she enjoyed milking cows, working in the

garden and taking care of her younger brothers and sisters.

Donna had lived in Shenandoah, Glenwood, and Malvern before coming to live at Taylor Ridge Estates in

1984. Donna enjoyed being helpful with kitchen and laundry chores, picking strawberries, and especially

going for ice cream.

Preceding her in death was her step-mother, Ann. Left to mourn are her father, Wayne Adams of Kellerton,

her mother Thelma Adams of the Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr, her brothers and sisters, Charlotte

Jennings, Sharon Pitts, Linda Howard, Darrell Adams, Gerold Adams, Carroll Adams, and Phyllis Werden.

Several nieces and nephews, her Uncle Wiley Webb of Taylor Ridge and her many friends of Taylor Ridge

Estates and the Lenox community.

Donna passed away on September 10,1995 at the Taylor Ridge Estates after a lengthy illness.

She was laid to rest in the West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Iowa with the Coen-Beatty Funeral in charge

of the arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 4, 1995


Alexander, Grace Mary Roe -

Grace M. Alexander, 76, of LeMars, Iowa, died Friday, June 30, 1995, at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars.

Funeral services were Thursday, July 6 at the Coen-Beaty Funeral Home in Lenox. Interment was in the

West Fairview Cemetery.

Rev. Bob Shreve officiated the service. Bonnie Halligan served as organist. Pallbearers were Steve Roe, Alan Key,

Dave Ruden, Paul Lynam, Gary Ellis, and Denny Koopman.

Grace Mary Roe was born March 12, 1919, in rural Taylor County near Lenox, Iowa, to Jesse and Mary

(Cipra) Roe. She graduated from Lenox High School in 1937. She was united in marriage to Karmon Alexander

on September 18, 1941, at Kansas City, Kansas.

During WW II, Grace worked at the Fairfax Bomber Plant in Kansas City building B-25 bombers. She worked for

General Electric in several positions retiring as a Payroll Accountant for the Kansas City area after 39 years

of service.

Grace moved to LeMars in 1989 to be near her brother Gene Roe and his family.

Survivors include three sisters: Marjory Paton of Reinbeck, Iowa; Bonnie Ridgley and her husband Herb of

Miami, Florida; and Doris Key and her husband Reldon of Lenox; a brother Dean Roe and his wife Lucy of Stuart,

Iowa; a sister-in-law, Gini Roe of LeMars; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Karmon who died February 2, 1980; two brothers,

John and Gene Roe; a brother-in-law, Alan Paton; and a sister-in-law, Millie Roe.

Arrangements were by Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of LeMars.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 12, 1995


Bennison, Berta G -

Graveside services for Berta G Bennison were held Wednesday July 5, 1990 at 10:30 A.M. at Walnut Grove

Cemetery in Corning, Iowa.

Officiating was Rev. Ken Rummer of Corning, Iowa and Pastor Margreet Ryan of Dallas Center, Iowa.

Casket Bearers were Wayne McFee, Kenneth Mcfee, Robert Morris, Jasper Ambrose, Garland Walter, and Robert


Berta G. Bennison, daughter of Frederick William and Sara (Bradbury) Bennison was born August 2, 1895 on

their farm in Mercer Township, Adams County, Iowa and entered into rest July 2, 1995 at the Pella Community

Hospital, Pella, Iowa at the age of 99 years and 11 months.

She attended a country school near Lenox through 8th grade and graduated from Lenox High School in 1914.

She taught two years in country schools before going to Drake University where she took a 2-year course in

Primary Education, graduating in 1918. She spent 33 years teaching elementary students in Lenox, Harlan,

Creston, and Corning.

She was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lenox.

Berta cared for her parents until their deaths, and continued to live on the family farm until she was 94 years

old. She loved the farm life, her flowers, and the animals, both domestic and wild. She could identify hundreds of

species of birds and had an opinion about each of them. As a child, she enjoyed horses and made pets of calves.

She was a stilt-walker and an expert ice skater. Her special hobbies were poetry, flower arranging and braiding

rugs. Her collection of poems dated from the 1920's. She wrote poems for weddings, anniversaries and other

special events, but most of her poetry dealt with events and interests in her daily life and frequently reflected her

love of nature. She completed her own modern version of Mother Goose Rhymes just this year. She braided over

1100 rugs that can be found in homes in many states.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, William Bennison, and a sister, Bessie (Mrs. Ralph) Currie.

Berta is survived by two nieces, Phyllis Graham of Pella, Iowa and Laurel Lee Dick of Estes Park, Colorado,

and a nephew, Robert Bennison of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Memorials were established for the First Presbyterian Church of Lenox, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 12, 1995


Bubb, Harland Alexander -

Harland Alexander Bubb, 61, of San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Lenox, died July 2, 1995, at the Fort

Miley VA Hospital in San Francisco.

Graveside memorial services, were held at the Stringtown Cemetery at 10:30 Monday, July 9.

Harland Bubb was born January 29, 1934, at Lenox to Alonzo Bubb and Elsie Einfeldt Bubb. He graduated from

Lenox High School in 1953, and attended college in California for one year.

He is survived by two sons, Mike Douglas and David Douglas of California; two sisters, Ima Jean Brayman of

Clarinda, and Lola Bernard of Lafayette, Calif., two sisters-in-law, Bessie Bubb of Lenox, and Virginia Pickron of


He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and three brothers, one of whom was the late Donald

(Doc) Bubb of Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 19, 1995


Calkin, Homer L -

Homer L. Calkin, 83, a historian who retired in 1977 as deputy director of the research and reference division

of the State Department's historian's office, died of a heart attack June 5 at his home in Arlington. He had

lived in the Washington area for about 55 years.

Dr. Calkin worked at the State Department for more than 37 years, preparing historical studies for the


He was a native of Clearfield, Iowa, and a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he also received a

master's degree and a doctorate in British history. He served in the Army during World War II.

Dr. Calkin was author of "Women in the Department of State: Their Role in American Affairs" and "Castings From

the Foundry Mold," a history of Foundry Methodist Church in Washington. He also compiled catalogues of church

archives and wrote for history journals and other publications.

He was a member of the Cosmos Club, American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians,

Southern Historical Society, Society of American Archivists, World Methodist Historical Society, Wesley

Historical Society, and Historical Society of Baltimore Annual Conference. He was an officer of the Lincoln Group

of the District of Columbia, Foundry Methodist Church and the United Methodist Historical Society.

His first wife, Corrine Reynolds Calkin, died in 1969.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Mary Katherine Ferriss Calkin of Arlington.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 23, 1995


Ferris, James Willard -

Funeral Services for James Willard Ferris were held Monday, August 14, 1995 at 10:00 A.M. at the Prugh-

Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Mo. Rev. Scott Driscoll officiated. Interment was in the Washington

Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa.

James Willard Ferris was born September 3, 1916 in Talmadge, Union County, Iowa. He was the son of

William and Mary Reed Ferris. He departed this life August 10, 1995, in Clearview Nursing Home, Mt.

Ayr, Iowa at the age of 78 years, 11 months, 7 days. He was one of four children. Jim started school in Clearfield,

Iowa, but grew up and attended school in the Des Moines area. In 1939 he went to Los Angeles, Ca. and

attended the Life Bible College where he received his Theology Degree.

In 1942 he was married to Lois Gillette of Sharpsburg, Iowa. To this union four children were born, James,

David, Elaine and Corrine. Lois preceded him in death in February 1965.

In 1944 Jim entered the United States Army, serving in World War n and the Korean War. He retired from the

service in 1959. He then entered the ministry full-time. He pastored Disciples of Christ churches in Blockton, Elliott

and Rock Rapids, Iowa.

On August 16, 1966, Jim was united in marriage to Frances J. Hammers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Jim was a member of the Christian Church, Lions Club, and American Legion, all of Sheridan, Mo.; Masonic Lodge

of Bedford, la.; Veterans of Foreign Wars of Grant City, Mo.; and Disabled American Veterans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois, two sisters, Genevieve Ferris and Evelyn Nizzi.

He leaves to mourn his wife Frances of the home in Sheridan, Mo.; Two sons: James and wife Rose Marie of

West Des Moines, Ia.; David and wife Pat of Lenox, Iowa; two daughters: Elaine Brown and husband Wyn of Kent,

Iowa; Corrine Sassatelli and husband Frank of Des Moines, Iowa; step-son Duane Hammers and wife Deb of

Kansas City, Mo.; stepdaughter Barbara Hammers Goss and husband Patrick of Evergreen, Colo.; 20 grandchildren;

12 great grandchildren; brother Charles and wife Lucy of Willimantic, Ct.; brother-in-law Art Nizzi of Des Moines,

Iowa; mother-in-law Retta Gillette of Sharpsburg, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 23, 1995


Henry, Doyle Richard -

Doyle Richard Henry was born the son of Robert and Alice Webb Henry on the home farm near Bedford, Iowa, on

May 6, 1913. He entered into rest at the Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Neb., on July 29, 1995, at the

age of 82 years 2 months and 23 days.

He graduated from Bedford High School in 1932. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Thompson on January

9, 1941, at the Methodist Parsonage in Maryville, Missouri. He farmed all of his life in the Bedford area, was an

airplane pilot and a member of the United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Surviving to honor his memory are his loving wife, Phyllis Henry of Bedford; two sons, David (wife Dorothy) of

Sturgis, South Dakota, and Clifford (wife Jackie) of St. Louis, Missouri; two daughters, Sharon (husband Larry)

Wiseman of Bedford and Julia (husband Tim) Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Arlene Tyner of Salt Lake City,

Utah; two grandchildren Robert and Stephanie Henry; and one great grandchild, Seth Henry.

Preceding him in death are his parents, a son Kenneth Henry on June 19, 1995, two sisters and four brothers.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 16, 1995


Kerns, Dennis Ray -

Dennis Ray Kerns, youngest son of Don Kerns and Marcella Kerns Scott, was born April 27, 1956, and entered

into God's rest on July 22, 1995, at the age of 39.

Denny spent his entire life the Clearfield area graduating from Clearfield High School with the class of 1974.

He attended Southwestern Community College in Creston for two years before returning to Clearfield to farm.

On July 24, 1976, Denny was united in marriage to Linda Van Winkle. To this union was born three children,

Amy Beth, Shane Ryan, and Rachel Lynn.

In 1978, Denny and Linda established Kerns Plumbing and Electric. Denny used his many skills in electrical,

plumbing, heating and air conditioning to serve others.

Denny always had a smile and enjoyed serving others in any way possible. He enjoyed working with his sheep,

cattle, and horses. Denny was always involved in the activities of his children, and was so proud of their


Denny was a member of the Clearfield United Methodist Church. He had accepted Christ as his personal Saviour

and his faith was the most important thing to him. He was also a member of the Clearfield Lions Club, the

Clearfield Business Club, and several Heating and Cooling Organizations.

Denny is survived by his wife, Linda, and their children Amy, Shane, and Rachel; his mother Marcella and her

husband, Leo Scott; his father Don and his wife, Vivian; two brothers, Steven and his wife, Becky of Clearfield,

Kevin and his wife, Deb of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Suzanne and her husband Kevin Finck of Rochester, Minn.;

three nephews, Evan, Karl, and Matthew Kerns; one niece, Jennifer Kerns; two aunts, Norma Black of Lenox and Pat

Koontz of Martinsdale, Ia.; a grandfather, Harold Kerns of Lenox; and a great-aunt Margaret Hurley of Des

Moines; several cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 26 at the Clearfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Al Rusk

officiating. Burial was in the Clearfield Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 16, 1995


Lynam, Monica Mary -

Funeral services were held for Monica M. Lynam Monday, September 11, 1995 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Patricks

Catholic Church in Lenox. Officiating the service was Father Dan Siepker.

Music was provided by Bonnie Halligan, organist and Florence Robinson, Soloist.

Casket Bearers were Paul Thomas Lynam III, Lisa and Kevin French, Brian Cheese, Amy Lynam, Evan Lynam,

Melissa Keast and Tamara Keast.

Monica Mary Lynam was born February 3, 1918 in Greeley, Nebraska the daughter of John and Marie

Murphy Lynam and entered into rest on September 7, 1995 at the Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa at the age

of 77 years, 7 months, and 4 days.

She was born and raised in Greeley, Nebraska and graduated from Greeley High School in 1936.

She was united in marriage with Paul T. Lynam on October 4, 1947 at the Saint John's Catholic Church in

Omaha, Nebraska.

Monica and Paul farmed together on the family farm in Adams county until Paul's death in 1970. She was a

Nurses Aid at the Lenox Care Center from 1973 to 1990.

She was an active member of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Lenox.

Surviving to honor her memory are her two daughters; Eileen (husband Don) Keast of Lenox and Kay

(husband Mike) Cheese of Lenox; one son: Paul "Tom" Lynam and his friend Jeanine Lanteri of Lenox; seven

grandchildren, Paul Thomas Lynam III, Lisa and Kevin French, Brian Cheese, Amy Lynam, Evan Lynam, Melissa

Keast and Tamara Keast; two brothers, Gerald and Larry Curnyn of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Kathleen

McSharry of Yakima, Washington and Rosalie Cullen of Wheatridge, Colorado; three sister-in-laws, Mary

Lynam and Mary Sullivan of Corning and Margaret Jacobs of Rapid City, South Dakota; one brother-in-law,

John Carlson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Paul T. Lynam in 1970, one brother and two sisters.

The Larkin Shelley Funeral Home of Lenox was in charge of the services. Interment was in the North

Fairview Cemetery. Memorials to the Lenox Care Center or to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 20, 1995


Maynes, Harold Vern -

Funeral services were held for Harold V. Maynes 65, of rural Lenox, July 1, 1995 at the United Presbyterian Church in

Lenox with Rev. Margreet Ryan and Rev. Peter Brantner officiating.

Music was provided by Roberta Lockhart, organist and congregational hymns "The Solid Rock" and "Amazing Grace".

Casket Bearers were Keith Maynes, Paul Rainforth, Byron Mass, Todd Schroder, Kevin Sweeney, and Keith Maynes.

Honorary Bearers were Bob Rhoades, Russell Gordon, James Rychnovsky, Robert Maynes, Jerry Rainforth, Dale

Shepherd, David Riley, and Lonnie Maynes.

Interment was in the West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox,

Harold Vern Maynes, 65, rural Lenox, was born April 28, 1930 to Joseph William and Jean Marie (Reed) in

Omaha, NE. He died at University Hospitals in Iowa City on June 28,1995 following a long illness.

At the age of six his family moved to the Lenox area where he has since resided. He attended rural school and

Lenox High School, graduating in 1948. He was in the US Army for two years. Upon returning from the service,

Harold farmed in the Stringtown area until his health failed. At that time he actively engaged in his real

estate business. In his spare time Harold enjoyed tending to his apple orchard.

He married Gwen Tully at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox on January 29, 1956. To this union, five

children were born.

Harold was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox and Parkinson Post #250 of the

American Legion.

Surviving are his wife Gwen; his five children: Kim (husband Peter) Brantner of Prescott; Daren (husband

Steven) Downing of Creston; Paul (wife Marcia) Maynes of Lenox; Arnold (wife Melissa) Maynes of Creston;

and Lyle (wife Bobbi) Maynes. of Prescott; 11 grandchildren; 1 brother: Paul (wife Eileen) Tyler of Des Moines;

Stepmother Wilma Maynes of Lenox; parents-in-law Don and Minerva Tully of Lenox; and many nieces,

nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister who died in infancy, 1 half-brother who died in infancy, and 2

step-brothers Duane and Alan Tyler.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 12, 1995


Preston, Clifford Reldon -

Services for Clifford Reldon Preston were held 10:30 Monday July 17, 1995, at the United Methodist Church of

Lenox, Iowa. Rev. Robert Shreve officiated, music was by Norma Paymal, organist, and William Miller, soloist. Casket

bearers were Kurt Brown, William Miller, Marvin Miller, David Riley, Kevin Sweeney, and Harold Nelson. Interment

was in the North Fairview Cemetery Lenox, Iowa.

Clifford Reldon Preston entered into rest July 15, 1995, at his home in Lenox, Iowa.

Clifford was born to William and Lennie Sturm Preston, on December 11, 1918, at the family farm north of

Lenox. He attended rural school and graduated from Lenox High School. He lived and resided on the family farm

most of his life except when he entered the US Army in 1942. He served in the Pacific Theater and was discharged on

November 28, 1945.

He was married to Elsie Ellen Walston at the Methodist Parsonage in Lenox on March 10, 1948. Into this union two

sons were born.

Clifford farmed in the Lenox vicinity until his health failed. He was a Dekalb dealer for 35 years. He was also an

active member in the ASC Office in Adams County for several years. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren, and

friends in his spare time.

Clifford was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie, his sons, Charles (wife, Mary), and Tom (wife, Rene) both of Omaha, Nebr.; 4

grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, and 3 sisters, Thelma Wenger of Des Moines, Ia., Velda Wilson and

Dorothy (husband, Marvin) Routh of Lenox, Ia.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The Coen-Beaty Funeral Home was in charge of the services and Military rites were by the Parkinson Post #250

American Legion of Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 26, 1995


Reed, Johnny Maxwell -

Services for Johnny M. Reed were held Wednesday, September 20, 1995 at 1:00 P.M. at the Christian Church

in Lenox, Iowa.

Officiating the service was Rev. Dena Woldruff. Music was provided by Jan Bryant, organist and Shirley Riley and

Elaine Ewart, vocalists.

Casket bearers were Steve Reed, Barry Aldrich, David Ferris, Jeff Reed, Dan Miller and Kenneth Hinshaw.

Johnny Maxwell Reed was born to John C. F. Reed and Lenora Custer Reed August 2, 1912 in Taylor County on a

farm northwest of Clearfield, Iowa.

He married Irene Lane, October 24, 1931 in Bethany, Missouri. To this union three children were born. One son,

Marvin and two daughters, Shirley and Sandra.

He farmed all his life, until retirement in 1973, on a farm 4 and 3/4 miles northeast of Lenox in Adams county.

After the farm was sold and a move was made to Lenox, he worked part time as a custodian in the Lenox School


Johnny was a member of the Methodist Church in Clearfield, but in later years transferred his membership to

the First Christian Church in Lenox, where he has served as a Deacon and Elder.

As a result of a stroke in 1988 he became a resident of Clearview Home in Clearfield, where he resided until his


He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife Irene of Lenox,

Iowa; a son Marvin (wife Norma) of Lenox; two daughters, Shirley (husband Robert) Aldrich of Des Moines and

Sandra of Lenox; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Helen Doss of Osceola.

Interment was in the West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Iowa. Coen-Beaty Funeral Home was in charge of the


Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 27, 1995


Sevier, Phyllis Irene Badgett Jones -

Services for Phyllis Irene Sevier were held Saturday, August 12, 1995 at 10:00 a.m. at the Larkin & Shelley Funeral

Home in Creston, Iowa. Rev. Lyle Kuehl, Pastor of the United Church of Christ.

Casket bearers were Phil South, Harry Walters, Tim Danialson, Rick Landers Jr., Denny Middleton, and Garrett

Harrison. Honorary bearers were Pete Buol, Duane White, Ted Russell, Kevin Glassmeyer, Rick Saunders Sr., Wayne

Brown, and her many friends.

Music was by Lynn Baker, organist and Kevin Vickery, soloist.

Phyllis Irene Sevier was born in Union County to Max and Ruby Badgett on December 7, 1938 and entered into rest

at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center on August 9, 1995 at the age of 57 years, 8 months, and 2 days.

She went to Platte No. 1 school through 5th grade and then to Lenox High School. On May 12, 1963 she was united

in marriage to Harley Jones, this union was blessed with the birth of 2 children, Michael Anthony and Michelle Annette.

They were divorced in 1973. She married Jack Sevier on April 17, 1977 and later divorced.

She worked in many nursing homes in the area and was the first meal site manager in Creston for 3 years. She did

home health care until her health wouldn't let her anymore. She always had time to listen to anybody's problems

and many young people called her Ma.

Surviving to honor her memory is her father: Max (wife Gerry) Badgett of Lenox, her son Michael (friend Judy

Allen and daughter Wendy Hoyt) Jones of Afton, a daughter Michelle Jones of Creston, adoptive grandchildren:

Debbie (Scott) Jeter of Creston and Brenda (Joel) Bird of Creston, 4 adoptive great grandchildren: Drew Jeter

and Shandi, Shaylee and Jaydree Bird.

Preceding her in death is her mother: Ruby Badgett.

Interment was in the Morgan Cemetery in Kent, Iowa. Memorials to the Creston Meal Site.

May God grant comfort and rest to those who mourn.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 23, 1995


Strough, Wilma L Walker -

Wilma L. Walker Strough of Los Angeles, California passed away on Tuesday August 22, 1995.

Wilma was born on July 7, 1916 in the town of Lenox and was raised on a farm 3 miles southeast of Lenox. She

was the daughter of Bill and Delia Walter Walker.

She attended Platte Center Country School, Lenox High School and Northwestern Missouri State University in

Maryville, Missouri.

She was married to J. Ed Strough in Lenox, Iowa. They moved to Los Angeles, California early in their

married life, and their three daughters were born in that city.

Wilma was the loving mother of Judy Morey, Dee Anne Butcher and Nancy Carnes, proud grandmother of

nine children and greatgrandmother of three children.

She was mother-in-law of her foster son's wife, Lisa Glenn, sister of Mildred Walker Cheese of Lenox, Iowa and

Henry Walker of Greeley, Colorado.

She left behind in Los Angeles a host of friends in her church, PEO Chapter, JOB Daughters, DAK, and

Neighborhood. She also has many friends in the Lenox community.

Funeral services were held Saturday August 26th at 10:00 a.m. at La Crescents Presbyterian Church in

Crescenta, California. Committal was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.

Memorials in her memory were directed to the Presbyterian Church and to Hospice and Verdugo Hills

Nurses Association who helped with her care in her home.

The service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Steven Marsh and the PEO Chapter took part in the service. Piano

prelude to the ceremony was the Hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" which was a favorite of her fathers. Two

anthems were sung "Nearer My God to Thee" and The Lord's Prayer". The postlude was "How Great Thou


The eulogy was given by Bob Peterson, a former DeMalay and Masonic Master. Personnel testimonies were

given by son-in-law Mike Carnes, speaking for the daughters and sons-in-laws, and by Granddaughter Lisa

Carnes Stiglets, speaking for the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, by two foster sons, Jim Glenn, and John Glenn, and by her

Mother and Father and her step-father Joe Pierce.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 13, 1995


Veatch, Charles Olen -

Funeral services were held for C. Olen Veatch at the Fontanelle United Methodist Church in Fontanelle, Iowa,

Wednesday September 27, 1995.

Officiating the services was The Rev. J. Larry Vallery.

Music was by Patty Maeder, organist and Mrs. Mark Maeder, soloist.

Pallbearers were Gene Held, Vernon Kading, August Gross, Jr., Dean Reeves, Leo Jacobson, and Hal Dean

Veatch. Honorary Pallbearers were Lee Eddy, Lynn Eddy and Paul Griswold. Floral bearers were Chuck and Julie


Charles Olen Veatch was born July 3, 1916 to Charles Arthur and Florence Dawes Veatch in Orient, Iowa. He

passed away September 23, 1995 at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 79.

Olen was united in marriage to Irene Toland July 15, 1954. He was a quiet gentle man and never raised

his voice and always was there when you needed him. He enjoyed farming and taking care of his plants and

especially loved his family. He liked to travel and visit with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Florence; his wife, Irene; a sister, Viola; three brothers:

Estle, Howard and Marion and a grandson, Jeffery.

He is survived by his son, Harold Veatch and wife Penny of Fontanelle; daughter, Charlene Cooper and husband

Garry of Bella Vista, Arkansas; three granddaughters: Deena Gowdy and husband Tom of Johnston, Iowa, Angie

Lauer and husband Dwight of Winterset and Katherine Nicole Veatch at home; one grandson, Jason Veatch and

wife Jackie of Indianola; six great grandchildren: Josh and Joey Gowdy, Kyle and Amanda Lauer, and Travis and

Justina Veatch; sister Arda Brown and husband LaVern of Tempe, Arizona; brothers: Eugene Veatch and wife

Lucile of LaMar, Colorado and Walter Veatch and wife Leona of Prescott, Iowa; sister-in-law lone Veatch of

Creston; friend Ruby Eddy of Bridgewater; other relatives and friends.

Interment was in the Greenfield Cemetery at Greenfield, Iowa. The Steen Funeral Homes was in charge of


Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 4, 1995