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

Alvarez, Manuel (Al) Garcia -

Memorial services for Al Alvarez, age 80 of Leavenworth, Kansas, formerly of Athelstan, who

died Saturday, January 28, 2006 were held Friday, February 3, 2006 at 1 1:00 a.m. at the

Ritchie Funeral Home. Interment with military rites accorded by the Blockton American Legion

Post No. 443 were held in the Athelstan Cemetery in Athelstan. Memorials can be given in his

name. Please leave a message of tribute to the Alvarez family on our web Page

www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie

Funeral Home of Bedford.

Manuel "Al" Garcia Alvarez was born October 19, 1925, in Thurber, Texas. He was raised and

adopted by Maximo Alvarez and Rosa (Correa) Alvarez at infancy in Monika, Illinois. At the age

of 17 Al was drafted into the United States Army faithfully serving his country during

World War II, and the Korean War. Al was wounded and received the Purple Heart and

two Bronze Stars. He continued to serve his country for 24 years and 6 months with his discharge

in 1966 at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. He went to work for a short time at the Correctional Facility

in Jefferson City, Missouri before being transferred to the Kansas State Penitentiary where he

worked for 37 years, retiring in September of 2004. Al was united in marriage to Maxine Mae

Schuster on Christmas Day, 1967. They were best friends and enjoyed many years together. Maxine

helped raise Al's son Larry, and he was the ring bearer at their wedding

Al enjoyed reading and had a very thorough grasp of history. He was active all of his life. He

enjoyed driving and working on his 1931 Model "A" Pickup. He liked flowers and spending time in his

garden. After his retirement, Al mowed grass and continued to work in his garden. Al was

a kind hearted man who was an inspiration to others.

Left to cherish Al's memory are his son Larry Alvarez and wife Maggie of Catonville, Maryland; three

daughters, Betty Secosh of Titusville, Florida; Nancy King of Tennessee; and Brenda Alvarez of

Waynesville, Missouri; two step-daughters Kay Ellis and husband Michael of Moberly, Missouri; and

Rosie Harper of Leavenworth, Kansas; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Preceding Al in death were his parents Maximo and Rosa; a son John Alvarez and a grandson Michael.

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Cubbage, Verne Donovan -

Funeral services for Verne Cubbage, age 67, of Hollister, Missouri, who succumbed to multiple

myeloma Friday, January 27, 2006, in St. Louis, Missouri, were held Thursday, February 2, 2006

at 11:00 a.m. at the Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home in Corning. Interment was held in the Strand

Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Ourcq Post No. 117 of the Corning American Legion.

A memorial service will be held on February 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran

Church in Branson, Missouri. Memorials can be directed to the Multiple Myeloma Research

Foundation or the Faith Lutheran Church in Branson, Missouri.

Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.

Verne Donovan Cubbage was born April 1, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of G. O.

Cubbage and Carmen Conery Cubbage. He grew up attending school and graduated from Des Moines

Technical High School with the Class of 1957. After graduation Verne served in the United States

Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960. On April 2, 1961 he was united in marriage to Verla Mosman of

Corning. Verne worked for the Rock Island Railroad Company from 1960 to 1966.

He then worked as a deputy Bailiff for the City of Des Moines from 1967 to 1973. In

January of 1973, he, along with wife, Verla, and children purchased Spring Creek

Resort in Isabella, Missouri and operated it until 1987.

Verne's final career was a self-employed commercial printing salesman from 1987 to 2003.

In 2003, when he retired, they moved to Hollister, Missouri.

Verne always put his family and friends first and loved attending his children's and grandchildren's

activities. He especially enjoyed driving the school bus to take students to special events around the

Midwest. He never met a stranger, and left everyone with a smile. His favorite pastime was fishing

when he wasn't hard at work.

Left to cherish Verne's memory are his loving wife Verla of Hollister, Missouri; a daughter,

Jennifer Camacho, and husband Steve of Nixa, Missouri; a son, Jerry Cubbage and wife Julie of

Wildwood, Missouri; a grandson, Jake Camacho; and step-grandchildren Jordan and Mike Camacho;

four sisters, two brothers, two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law and fifteen nieces and nephews.

Preceding Verne in death are his parents, G. O. and Carmen Cubbage; parents-in-law, Verle and

Helen Mosman; two nephews, a niece and one sister-in-law.

Addresses for the memorials in Verne's honor: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 51 Locust

Ave., Suite 201, New Canaan, CT 06840 or online at www.mutliplemyeloma.org or by phone (203)

972-1250 Overflowing Hearts Fund at Faith Lutheran Church, 221 Malone, Branson, MO 65616

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Davenport, Yreva Ann Sanderson -

Yreva Ann Davenport, age 82, Clearfield, IA, passed away at her home, January

20, 2006.

Yreva was born in Lorimor, IA., June 10, 1923 to Avery Roy and Lillie Florence

(Johnson) Sanderson, the second of six children. She was raised in Shannon City, IA,

graduating from high school as valedictorian.

She was united in marriage to Hubert Davenport, July 19, 1941, they farmed in

southwest Iowa and settled in the Clearfield area in 1948.

This union was blessed with six children; Paula (Charles) Bowman, Lenox, Joyce Merkh

(Carl), Sturgis, MI., Alvin (Claudia) Prescott, Harlan (Dee), Round Rock, TX., Brian

(Marygrace), Clearfield, and Eric (Deb), Blockton, Sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-one

great-grandchildren, with twins on the way.

Yreva was known for her sewing and needlework; making afghans and quilts for family

members and for donating them to worthy organizations. She was equally known for her

skills in the kitchen, especially for her chocolate-chip bars, pickles, and homemade bread.

But most of all, Yreva was known for her faith in Christ. Her love of the Lord was the

center of her entire life. A private person, Yreva demonstrated her love of the Lord in

her home, and with her family and friends.

Yreva was a member of the United Methodist Churches, Clearfield and Sharpsburg. There

she served as a Sunday School teacher and was active in Bible study groups. Yreva was a member

of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was also active in Modern Literacy

Club and enjoyed being a member of the Clearfield Community Singers. She will be missed

by all that knew her.

Yreva was preceded in death by her parents, sister Florence Coppock, nephew, Jackie

Coppock, grandson, Steve Singleton, and son-in-law, John Singleton.

She is survived by her husband and children; brother Avery(Bernie) Sanderson, sisters

Pearl (Harold) Grout, Leona (Tony) Driskill, all of Tingley, IA., and Darlene (Richard)

Henry, Fulton, MO., and many nephews and nieces.

Services were held, Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the United Methodist church,

Clearfield, IA.  Rev. Darrell Boe officiated at the service. Music was by organist, Mary

Jane Baker. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City, IA.

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Davis, Bennie L Sr. -

Bennie L. Davis Sr. son of Ralph and Jean (Davis) Skinner died Friday January

20, 2006. He was born June 1, 1935. a native of Blockton and Diagonal Iowa. Bennie

came to the Brunswick area while serving in the US Navy. He was enlisted during the

Korean Conflict and Vietnam War and retired after 20 years of service to his country.

Bennie was also a Glynn County Police Officer in the late 70's. He was a member

of Lighthouse Baptist Church and the Fleet Reserve association. He loved fishing

and golf and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was a wonderful father and will be sadly missed. One of the highlights of his last

year was being able to come back to Missouri in August for the Davis Cousins


Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Rita Beasly Davis of the home,

son Bennie L. (Donna) Davis Jr., Tammy (Dobie) Strickland both of Brunswick

and Jean (Terry) Fleck of Weirsdale, FL, sister Mary Hughes of Grant City, MO;

8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.

Memorial Service was held January 25,2006 at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in

Brunswick, GA, the Police Department of Brunswick, GA, and the US Navy took part

in the services.

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Francis, Irene Virginia Bullock -

Irene Virginia Francis, age 90, of Kent, IA. died Monday February 13, 2006 at her


Irene Virginia Francis, was the daughter of Mary Etta (White) and William Perry

Bullock. She was born July 5, 1915, in Pleasant Township, Union Courtly, IA. She was

educated in the Union County Country Schools.

On August 10, 1934, Irene was united in marriage to Raymond Francis in Creston.

She worked as a homemaker and farm wife, all of her life, first on a farm South of

Creston, then moving to the home place South of Kent, where she still resided. Irene

was a member of the Platte Center Presbyterian Church, and formerly was a member

of the Prairie Star Presbyterian Church, where she held many offices over the years.

Services were held Friday February 17, 2006 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston.

Rev. Tim Maxa officiated the service. Interment was at the Graceland Cemetery in


Memorials can be made to the Platte Center Church in Creston, IA.

Irene is survived by four sons: David (wife Fern) Francis, Dallas, TX, Dennis

(wife Glocile) Francis, West Des Moines, IA; Jere (wife Candis) Francis, Columbia,

MO; Ted (wife Ruth) Francis, Burlington, IA; ten grandchildren: Jolene (husband Jason)

Lindsey, Jason Francis, Barbara (husband George) Curth, Robert (wife Jodi) Francis,

Brian (wife Chandra) Francis, Angenette (husband Jerrett) Osburn, Nathan Francis,

Adam Francis, Allison Francis, Craig Francis and five great grandchildren.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond, five sisters,

Bessie Shoemaker, Ona Ray, Amy Henderson, Ruth Fesler and Cecile in infancy and five

brothers, Walter, Roy, Ray, Loren and Clifford Bullock.

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Fuller, Hattie Dell Key Tackett -

On a snowy December 29, 1911 in rural Sharpsburg, Iowa Hattie Dell Key was born to

Achilles Shadrack and Sarah Ellen (Coe) Key. She was the sixteenth child of Achilles and

Sarah's seventh. Hattie was one of twenty children and was the last survivor when she

passed from this life on January 10, 2006.

On December 24, 1927 she wed Asa Michael Tackett of Malvern, Iowa. They made

their home with Hattie's parents for the first two years of their marriage. Their first

child, Dorothy, was born in June of 1930. In hopes of relief for Hattie's severe-asthma,

Asa, Hattie, and Dorothy set out for Oregon, but were back in six months because

homesickness was worse than asthma. Returning to Iowa, they made their living working for

an area farmer and they were blessed with another addition to their family, Mary Ellen born

in 1935,

Purchasing their own farm northeast of Gravity, Iowa, they raised livestock and crops.

Milking, separating, dressing chickens, and raising a family. But life was not all work as

Ace and Hattie enjoyed neighborhood dances and card parties. In 1945 they got their

boy, Marvin Jay Tackett, making a happy family of five.

Life was full of hard work, loving family and good times. These times were shared with

dear friends, and good neighbors, the Lairds, Freeman's, Duncan's, and Posten's and

many more from the neighborhood.

Hattie and Asa were quite the dancers. Asa called square dances and Hattie waited tables

at the New-Era-Cafe on Saturday nights and they were still the stars of the dance floor.

In 1949, to their surprise they expanded their family to include another precious

daughter, Linda Sue. Now their family was complete.

Hattie and Asa continued to work hard on the farm and raise their family until 1962,

when they decided to move to Clarinda and experience "City Life". Three of their four

children were married, and Linda Sue was in high school at the time. Asa became the

Sexton of Clarinda cemetery and Hattie enjoyed her career in housekeeping at Clarinda

Municipal Hospital. They had seven grandchildren to spoil and enjoy. The "City Life" was

welcome change, sharing the same hometown as their daughters.

Asa and Hattie took grandparenting very seriously. Ice cream bars in the freezer, root

beer floats, late night sleepovers, and a play house in the basement.  The whole family

would gather on Sunday for Hattie's famous chicken and noodles. Hattie was quite a


In 1972 Hattie lost her beloved husband Asa to cancer; A strong family felt great loss

and grief. Always close and supportive, Hattie's  son and daughters helped her through

this major change in life. They included her even more in their daily lives and special events.

After three years, Hattie again found love with a new husband and companion for the

next 15 years, Wayne Fuller.

Mr. Fuller was swept off his feet by the spunk and charm of Hattie Tackett. He courted

her until she became his wife, in May of 1975. At that time Hattie retired from her work

at the hospital and Wayne retired as Superintendent of the Clarinda Water Works. Hattie

and Wayne spent their time dancing, dining, and playing bingo, usually accompanied by

Hattie's sisters, Lydia and Mary.

In early 1989 Hattie lost her husband Wayne. This was part of a ten-year chain of events,

in which Hattie lost her three daughters, two sons-in-law, a brother and two sisters and

other extended family members and friends. Hattie, grief stricken after all of her losses

still remained strong. She maintained her home, doing her own painting, gardening, cooking,

and housekeeping until 2004. During these last few years Hattie grew to depend on

attentive neighbors and grandchildren for transportation and necessities.

In 2004 Hattie reached her 92 birthday. She had made her home in Clarinda for 41 years

at the same address. Many life events have taken place; from 1911 to 2006. Many happy

times, some sad. She has touched many lives and has left behind a living legacy and many

happy memories.

Her life here on earth may have ended, but we know she now joins her loved ones who

have gone before her and she once again has on her dancing shoes.

Hattie is preceded in death by her parents, nineteen siblings, two husbands, three

daughters and two sons-in-law.

She is survived by son, Jay Tackett and wife Beulah of Casper, Wyoming, son-in-law,

Dennis Smith of Leawood, Kansas; grandchildren Mike Kidney of Bedford, Pat Murren

and husband Dick of Clarinda, Kelly Boldra and husband Tom of Bedford, Brett Morgan and

wife Arzettas of Clarinda, David Morgan and wife Donna of Clarinda, Brian Morgan of

Malvern, and Pamela Frequez and husband John of Denver, Colorado, There were nine

great-grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 14, 2006 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in

Clarinda with burial at Clarinda Cemetery.

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Hixson, Eldon -

Eldon Hixson was born on December 27, 1919 in the family farm home one mile

south of Gower, the son of Frank and Lena (Hawkins) Hixson.

He attended Gower Elementary School and graduated from Gower High

School in 1937. He then went to Missouri University, class of 1941 where he

was a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma, Alpha Zeta, RufNex, Mystical Seven

and participated in varsity football. During this time on August 10, 1940 he married

Mary Cecelia Thibodeaux.

After graduation he worked briefly for the Farm Bureau before entering the

Marine Corps where he was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained during the

Saipan campaign of WWII.

Eldon then returned to Gower to farm and teach agriculture and coach football

at Gower High School.

At the outbreak of the Korean Conflict, his Marine Corps Reserve Unit was

called up and they were deployed to Korea. He was a Chosin Reservoir; Marine

and he never again liked cold weather or camping. At the conclusion of the Korean

Conflict he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.

Upon his return from Korea he enrolled in Kansas City School of Mortuary

Science. After completing his studies he began working at the Bender Funeral Home

in Lenox, Iowa where he made many lifelong friends. Also working in the Barber-Bender

Furniture and Hardware Store, where Bunch Hardware is presently located.

In 1960 the family returned to Gower, where Eldon and Mary established

the Hixson Funeral Home. In 1977 they retired and sold their funeral home to Jack and

Shari Klein. In 1978 Eldon was elected Clinton County Presiding Judge and served

for three terms. He also served as President of the Missouri Association of

Counties and President of Missouri Highway Engineers.

Eldon was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both

in Plattsburg, American Legion Post #393, Gower, the Gower Lions Club and the Old

Timer's Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also instrumental in starting the Gower

Convalescent Center and the Gower Swim Club.

Throughout his long life, Eldon never knew a stranger, often reaching out to those

who needed a helping hand. During the many stages of life, he was known as, Eldon,

Short, Buck, Captain, Coach, Judge, Mr. Hixson, Daddy and Grandpa.

Eldon was preceded in death by his wife Mary, on July 26, 2003, his parents and one

sister, Dorothy DuBois.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Yager Brown Hixson, children: Patricia Wright and

husband Dennis, Shawnee Mission, KS; Martha Holmes and husband, Frank,

Birmingham, AL; John Hixson and wife Fran, St. Louis, MO and Helen Reynolds and

husband Jim, Blue Springs, MO; ten grandchildren.

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Karas, Robert Richard -

Funeral services for Robert Karas, age 85, of Bedford, who died Thursday,

February 9, 2006, at the Clearview Home in Clearfield, after a 33 year battle with

Parkinson, were held Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastors Rick

Titus and Ryan Leininger officiating at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox.

Lunch followed the services at the Lenox American Legion Hall. Interment was held at

the Massena Center Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Memorials can be directed to Hospice or to

Creston Respite. Arrangements were entrusted 'to the Ritchie Funeral Home of


Robert Richard Karas was born August 1, 1920, in Massena, Iowa. He was one

of eight children born to Otto Karas and Edna (Harris) Karas. On October 12,1946,

he was united in marriage to Betty Lou Titus. To this loving union one son, Larry Robert

was born. Last October, Robert and Betty celebrated their 59th Wedding


Robert and Betty lived and farmed in the Massena and Bedford, Iowa areas.

Robert enjoyed farming, fishing and mountain vacations. During his lifetime,

he made many, friends and helped many others. He was known to leave his own

work to go and help others. Robert had a wonderful sense of humor and, was always more

than willing to pull a prank on anyone he thought needed it! He was a very kind loving

and compassionate man who was a wonderful husband and father, Robert battled his

Parkinson's Disease for 33 years with dignity and honor. Betty lovingly cared for him in

their home for many years and when it was time to move him into the nursing home, she

daily saw to his needs there as well.

Left to cherish Robert's memory are his loving wife Betty Karas of Clearfield; his son

Larry Karas and Nancy of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Shane Karas and Erin of

Indianola; Korbi and Bob Munoz of Indianola; Gentry and Chad Burton of New Virginia;

and Blake and Anyta Karas of Indianola; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces,

nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceding Robert in death were his parents, Otto and Edna; three brothers, Gilbert,

Frank and Elwin; and four sisters, Bessie, Mabel, Alice and Leona.

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Key, Bonnie Louise Silence -

Funeral Services for Bonnie Key, age 69 of Blockton; who died Monday,

February 6, 2006 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr were held

Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in

Bedford. Interment was held at the Blockton Cemetery. Memorials can

be directed to the Blockton Community Building. Arrangements were

entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Bonnie Louise Key began her life journey on August 23, 1936, in Mondamin,

Iowa. She was one of five children born to Earl Lee Silence and Selma Esther

(Anderson) Silence. She lived her entire life in the State of Iowa. On June

25, 1955, she was united in marriage to Louis Edward Key in Blockton, Iowa.

To this loving union two sons and two daughters were born, Ronnie, Rodney,

Rebecca and Rita.

Bonnie loved to watch wrestling and westerns on television. She enjoyed

working word puzzles and listening to country music. She especially enjoyed the

times when her grandchildren came to visit. She worked in Independence at

the county home for about five years and later when the family moved

to Blocktqn she worked for Groff Locker for about seven years.

Left to cherish Bonnie's memory are her loving husband of over 50 years

Louis Key of the Clearview Nursing Home; two sons, Ronnie and wife Jennifer of

Ankeny; Rodney Key of Lenox; two daughters, Rebecca Devine and husband

Dale of Woodward; and Rita Thurman and husband Ronald of Hatfield, Missouri;

a sister Betty Duff and husband Raymond of Kasson, Minnesota; and seven


Preceding Bonnie in death were her parents Earl and Selma Silence; three

brothers and one sister.

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Lynch, Helen Aline Wolcott -

Helen Aline Lynch, 84 of Bedford, Iowa died February 12, 2006 at her home after several

years of failing health. Born November 18, 1921 in Maryville to the late Lon and Maude

(Troncin) Wolcott, she married December 7, 1940 in Grant City, Missouri.

She was a 1940 Sheridan High School graduate and a resident of the Bedford area

since 1942. Helen worked hard on the farm and raised her two children with the help

of her loving husband, Walter.

She was a member of the Hopkins First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday

School teacher for several years.

She is survived by her husband Walter Lynch, of their home in Bedford; one son,

Leroy Lynch, Bedford; one daughter, Ruth Lynch Hauser, Conception Jct., MO; four

grandchildren; Steve Lynch, Carolyn Lynch, David Lynch and Denise Redden; six great

grandchildren; Jason Lynch, Walter Redden, Jessica Redden, Zachary Lynch,

Hannah Lynch and Lucas Lynch; and sister, Icie Hope Mewhirter, Osceola; many

nephews, nieces, cousins, and also, like a daughter to the family, Gloria Williams and

her husband, Butch Williams.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2006, First

Baptist Church, Hopkins, MO. Burial at the Hopkins Cemetery at Hopkins, MO.

Arrangements under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

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Manroe, Donald Clark -

Donald Clark Manroe was born February 15, 1940 in Lenox, Iowa and passed away January 8, 2006 in

Santee, Calif.

He was the son of Benjamin Clark Manroe and Donna Luella (Hetz) Manroe, also Lenox natives. When Don

was nearly two, the family moved to San Diego. After graduating from San Diego High School in 1957, Don

joined I.B.E.W. Local Union 569 and became a journeyman electrician. There are many buildings around San

Diego that can credit their electrical systems to his excellent workmanship.

Don met his wife, Kay, in 1959, and they married in 1962. To their union were born two sons, Ronald, in 1963,

and Robert, in 1969. The family moved to Santee in 1977 and has resided there ever since.

Don was a loving and caring father and, with Kay, raised a family of which he was so proud. When his sons married,

he welcomed Ron's wife Kimberly, and Bob's wife, Dawn, into the family circle.

At age 62 Don retired and he and Kay enjoyed the leisure time they worked to achieve. With family first in

mind, Don did extensive genealogy work searching for family ancestors. Don was blessed with a wonderful

singing voice and had a great love of music. After retirement, he taught himself to play the banjo and baritone

ukulele, to accompany his singing.

Don had the wonderful gift to see the beauty and wonder a close family could hold and delighted everyone

with his outlook on life. He especially loved to talk and play with his three granddaughters: Elizabeth 12,

Katharine 9, and Emily 5.

A "Celebration of Life" gathering for his family and friends will be held at a future date to commemorate

Don as the loving and caring person we will always remember.

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Peters, Susan (Sue) Mushro -

Susan "Sue" Peters, 51, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at her home. Funeral

Services were Friday, February 3, 2006 at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601

Westown Parkway in West Des Moines with burial in Glendale Cemetery.

Sue was born August 11, 1954 in Peoria, Illinois to Virginia and Raymond Mushro.

She loved spending time with her family, attending her daughter's activities, and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, her daughter Julie, her sisters Juliann McPadden of

Corpus Christy, Texas; and Sharon Page of South Barrington, IL: Father-in-law

LaVerne Peters of Bedford, IA; brother-in-law and family Mr. and Mrs. Ron Peters of

S Mission KS; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her step-son Todd Peters, and Mother-in-law

Maxine Peters.

Contributions may be given to the family who will establish a memorial planting at the Clive


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Porter, Linda J Robinson -

Linda J. Robinson Porter, age 58, Thurman, IA died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 7,

2006 at Grape Community Hospital, Hamburg, IA. Linda was born December 8, 1947, Atlantic,

IA to Doyle D. Robinson and Florence (Sweeney) Robinson.

She graduated from Lenox High School in 1966, where she was known for her basketball

abilities and playing percussion in the band. Linda went on to graduate from Creighton

University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Linda was married to Stephen Porter on December 8, 1990 and they began their life

together in Thurman, IA. Together they enjoyed numerous vacations, trips to Colorado and

exploring every county road near their home.

Linda loved spending countless hours outside perfecting her rock garden, planting flowers

and tending to all of her outside animals. She put her heart and soul into her home, husband,

family and touching the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Linda was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Imogene, IA.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Doyle D. Robinson; daughter, Kelly Young; a sister,

Terri (Robinson) Bennett; and twin nephews, Jordan Michael and Michael Jordan Robinson.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Porter, Thurman, IA; daughter, Shannon Seepersad and

husband Jason and their son, Aden of Jacksonville, FL; stepson, Chris Porter and wife Renee

and son Zack of Shenandoah, IA; mother, Florence, Robinson, Lenox, IA; sister, Diane Lange and

husband Jeffrey of Lenox, IA; 3 brothers, Stephen Robinson and wife Janet of Omaha, ME.,

Richard Robinson and wife Denise of Lenox, IA.; Patrick Robinson and wife Lahni Jean of Lenox, IA;

mother-in-law, Mildred Porter of Sidney, IA.; sister-in-law, Linda Watkins and husband Ed and their

daughter Rachel of Murphy, TX.; brother-in-law, James Bennett of Ralston, NE.; nieces, nephews,

many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the Crawford-Marshall Funeral

Chapel, Sidney, IA. with Father Vern Smith of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Shenandoah, IA,

officiating. Interment of ashes were immediately after the Memorial Service in the Sidney, IA. Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials to a fund established hi Linda's name.

The Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel, Sidney, IA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Siverly, Alice Bennett -

Funeral services for Alice Siverly, age 81, of Lenox, who died Monday, February 6,

2006 at Greater Community Hospital in Creston were held Thursday, February 9,

2006 at 10:30 a.m. at the Clearfield United Methodist Church. Interment was held

at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be given in her name.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Alice Bennett Siverly was welcomed into the arms of her Savior on February 6,

2006. Daughter of David and Bessie Bennett, Alice was born on February 20, 1924,

on the Bennett Family farm near Lenox, Iowa. She attended country school and graduated

from Clearfield High School in 1941. After high school, she taught country school near


She married her lifelong love, Lawrence Lewellyn Siverly (L.L.) on November 25, 1943. 

During 65 years together, they enjoyed life on the farm and raised five children. Alice

enjoyed sewing for her family, cooking, gardening, flowers and just being outdoors on the

farm. She shared her many talents and gifts with her family and friends. Alice's

greatest joys were her husband and her family. She enjoyed being involved in the

lives of her children and grandchildren. She was a loving, positive wife, mother,

grandmother and great grandmother.

Alice was a woman of great faith and was very active in the Clearfield United Methodist Church,

United Methodist Women and her Bible Study. She was a generous spirit who gave to many

Methodist charities, always thinking of others.

Celebrating her love and life are her husband, L.L. Siverly; her daughter Sharon

McClintock (husband Robert) of Carlisle, Iowa; son Lawrence Siverly (wife Norma) of Bedford,

Iowa; daughter Sheryl O'Riley (husband Steve) of Minonk, Illinois; daughter Laura Bentley

(husband Jim) of Diagonal, Iowa, and a niece Bonnie Halligan (husband Mike) of Lenox, Iowa.

She was adored and loved by her twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a

wealth of friends.

Preceding Alice in death were her parents David and Bessie Bennett, her brothers

Roy and Arthur, and her beloved grandson Mitchell Siverly.

She will be a light forever in the hearts of her family and friends.                                                                            

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday February 15, 2006


Wiseman, Hazel Marie Sharr -

Funeral services for Hazell Wiseman, age 86 of Bedford who died Monday, January 30, 2006 at Alegent

Health Mercy Hospital in Corning were held Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ritchie

Funeral Home in Bedford. Interment was held in the Hopkins Cemetery in Hopkins, Missouri.

Memorials can be directed to the cemetery or to hospice. Arrangements were entrusted

to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Hazel Marie (Sharr) Wiseman was born December 29, 1919, in Pickering, Missouri the daughter of Ira Manford

Sharr and Elsie Lorene Treese Sharr. She grew up in the Pickering area attending school. On May 18, 1937 she

was united in marriage to Leland Wiseman in Maryville, Missouri. They were blessed with the birth of a son

Larry and daughter Marilyn. Hazel and Leland lived in the Hopkins area, and because of Hazel's asthma problems,

the family moved to California in the mid 1950's, returning to Hopkins in the early 1960's. Hazel

worked for St. Joe Light & Power Company for many years and later worked as a bookkeeper for St. Francis

Hospital in Maryville and also for the Allison Ford Motor Company. In 1982, after retirement she and Leland

moved to Bedford where she helped her son Larry for a few years at Wiseman Furniture.

The couple loved to dance to country music, and they enjoyed attending the local dances in the area on the

weekends as often as possible. Hazel enjoyed quilting and doing embroidery on tea towels. She was an excellent

cook specializing in fried chicken and homemade chicken and noodles. She was active when her children were

younger, supporting them in their activities which included horse shows, parades and trail rides. She was a

member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Orrsburg, Missouri.

Left to cherish Hazel's memory are her loving husband of 67 years, Leland Wiseman of Bedford; a son

Larry Wiseman and wife Sharon of Bedford; a daughter, Marilyn Oxley and husband Carroll of Clarinda; four

grandchildren, Rick and Randy Sheley, Jeff Wiseman and Gayle Wiseman (Christensen) eight great-grandchildren,

Jamie, Megan, Josh, Seth, Erica, Tyler, Leslie and Seth; and two great-great grandchildren, Adrian and


Preceding Hazel in death are her parents Ira and Elsie Sharr; three brothers, Earl Sharr, Dick (Ernest) Sharr and

Wilbur Sharr; and a sister Grace McHargue.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday February 8, 2006