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

Bailey, Arta (Jean) Wilde -

Arta "Jean" Wilde Bailey, 79 of 112 First Street, Swisher, IA, formerly of Clearfield and Ottumwa, died Thursday, July 2, 1998 in Mercy Iowa City, following a short illness. Services were held on Sunday, July 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Brosh Chapel, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Bob David. Burial of cremains were at Oak Hill Cemetery near Lansing.

Survivors include a daughter, Pam Drant and husband Chip, Columbia, S.C., two sons, Bryan Bailey and wife Elaine, Swisher and Mitz Bailey and wife Sherry of Trenton, MO, six grandchildren, Shaun, J'Aimee, Matt Court, Tracy and Laura; two great grandchildren

and a brother, Mil Wilde and  wife; Jeanne, Lansing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Ruth Steele Wilde; her husband, Zeke, to whom she was married for 49 years and her brother, John.

Born November 28, 1918 at New Albin, Iowa. Jean married M.Z. "Zeke" Bailey on May 7, 1942 at Clearfield, Iowa. She lived and worked for many years in Clearfield and Ottumwa. She and Zeke retired in 1981 and moved to Fairfield Bay, Arkansas. Mrs. Bailey had lived

in Swisher for the past year.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church near Ely, Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Jean was an avid reader and loved to do handwork. She spent many hours working on her beautiful handwork, which she gave to friends and family.

A memorial fund has been established.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 22, 1998


Bathurst, Phyllis Lavon Gaule -

Phyllis Lavon Bathurst was born September 29, 1934 near Benton, Iowa to Clifford and Leota Knight Gaule and departed this life in the Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa on June 26, 1998.

She attended rural schools and then attended High School in Clearfield graduating with the class of 1952.

On January 25, 1952 she was united in marriage to Sam Bathurst in Clarinda, Iowa. To this union were born Michelle Ranae and Sherman LaVern.

Phyllis was employed as a cook at Clearview Nursing Home Care about 8 years until she became ill.

Surviving Phyllis are her husband, Sam of Clearfield, son Sherman of Creston, daughter Michelle and husband Larry Brammer of Clearfield; two grandsons Bruce Brammer of Hamburg and Wade of Clearfield; a brother, Mike Gaule of Paynesvillc, MN; sister

Beverly and husband Ronald Monk of Marshalltown, two sisters-in-law, Deloris Gaule of Salem, IL and Liana Gaule of Annandale, MN; a brother-in-law  Bill Bathurst of Guthrie Center. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, as well as many other relatives and


She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Floyd Lee "Bud" Gaule.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home in

Clearfield, IA with Robert Richardson officiating. Music was provided by James Adams. Casketbearers were Shannon Cason, Marty Cason, Jack Campbell, Jerry Campbell, Jim Campbell, Joey Campbell, and Jay Campbell. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Fletchall

Dale Campbell, Jeff Wood, Grover Mains, Al Brammer, and Marvin Shrimpton.

Interment was in the Greenfield Cemetery at Greenfield, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 1, 1998


Beadel, Wendell L -

Wendell L. Bcadel, 76, of Oskaloosa, died Monday, May 18, 1998 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa.

Service was at 1 p.m. Thursday May 21 at Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, with Rev. Bud Drummond officiating. Interment at Forest

Cemetery, Oskaloosa, with graveside military rites conducted by members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Beadel was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Lenox to Walter and Delia Belding Beadel. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Nov. 1, 1947 he married Nadine Genners at Clarinda. They moved to Oskaloosa in 1963 and he founded Beadel Distributing Co. in Oskaloosa.

He operated the company in partnership with his son, Al Beadel. He had also been in partnership with his son, Terry Genners, in Iowa Beverage Co. in Ottumwa since 1974. He had started in the beer business in 1945 as a route driver in Creston.

He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association.

Survivors include his wife Nadine of Oskaloosa; three sons and their wives Terry and Fran Genners of Ottumwa, Allen and Jeanie Beadel of Oskaloosa and Rick and Cathy Beadel of Ottumwa; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Kenneth and Reldon Beadel of Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday June 3, 1998


Black, Harold Richard -

Harold Richard Black was born February 3, 1919 in Harlan, Iowa to Harry L. and  Margaret (Johnson) Black. He passed away at Greater

Community Hospital July 5, 1998 at the age of 79.

Harold attended rural schools in the Shannon City area. On May 18, 1940 he was married to Helen Schaffer in Prescott, Iowa.

He farmed in the Clearfield area until he retired in 1977 and moved to Creston where he worked for the Larkin Funeral Home for over

20 years.

Harold was a member of the First Christian Church in Creston, and the Noble Masonic Lodge #458 A.F. & A.M. where he had served as

a Senior Grand Deacon, and a Jr. Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. He was also a member of the Cornelia Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services for Harold was held Wednesday July 8, 1998 at the First Christian Church in Creston with Dr. Robert Pickerell officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Melba Jackson and husband Charles of Clearfield; 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; a brother Dale Black of Mount Ayr; a brother-in-law Hilding Shum and wife Florence of Creston; 2 sister-in-laws, Dulcie McCoy and husband Norman of Modesto, CA and Bernice Davison of Modesto, CA. and a special friend Jean Roberts of Creston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen in 1992, an infant brother Gaylord and a sister Evelyn Shum.

Interment was in the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Services were provided by the Ritchie Larkin Funeral Home in Creston.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 15, 1998


Carson, Florence Hersom -

Services for Florence Carson was held June 19, 1998 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Diagonal, Iowa with Rev. Pam

Farren officiating. Casketbcarers were Jack Carson, Ed Johnston, Jim Routh, Frank Carson, Shawn Fenton, and Lee Davenport.

Florence Carson was born on June 19, 1919 northwest of Diagonal. She was the daughter of Nora Hersom. Florence passed away on June

16, 1998 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 28 days.

Florence was united in marriage to Ray Carson on December 23, 1935 at St. Joseph, Missouri and to this union two children were born;

Mary and Eldon.

Florence was a farm wife and enjoyed working on the farm. She lived her life in the area northwest of Diagonal.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray, her daughter, Mary Sebastian, and a half sister Clarabelle Calvin.

Left to mourn her passing is her son Eldon Carson of Diagonal, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A half brother

Darrell Beaman of Des Moines; a step-brother Wayne Beaman of Des Moines and a half-brother-in-law LeRoy Calvin of Creston,

Iowa; a half-sister Dorothy Ripplinger of Creston and a step-sister Valiere Blanchard of Lineville, Iowa.

Interment was in Graceland Cemetery in Creston, Iowa.

Arrangements were made by Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 1, 1998


Curphey, Alan -

Alan Curphey, 59, of San Saba, Texas, formerly of Sharpsburg, died of a heart attack Jury 7, 1998. He was buried July 11 in

the San Saba city cemetery.

Mr. Curphey was born Oct. 19, 1938, to Thurman and Anabel (Pennebaker) Curphey. He joined the Air Force Reserves in 1958. He spent

most of his life doing construction, cement and carpenter work. In September 1959 he married Jeantlee Jane Beckett. In July 1987 he

married Ann Bourke.

Survivors include three sons, Richard (wife Kathy) Curphey of Cedar Rapids, Mike (wife Donna) Curphey of Arlington, Texas and Gary

(wife Sherry) Curphey of Clearfield: Three stepchildren, Robin (husband Jamie) Smith, Raymond (wife Vivian) Gammer and Dock McMeans, all of Texas; his father Thurman (wife Geneva) Curphey of Sharpsburg; a brother, Lloyd (wife Avis) Curphey of Maryville, MO; two sisters, Sheryl (husband Bud) Brown of Creston and Sandee (husband Garvin) Greene of Knoxville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Anabel Curphey.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 22, 1998


Daggett, Horace Clinton -

Horace C. Daggett. son of Mildred (Rundlett) and Donald Daggett, was born on May 15, 1931 in Adams County at Prescott. Iowa and

entered into rest on June 16, 1998 at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 1 day with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, Prescott,


Horace, along with his two brothers, Brad and Max, grew up on a small farm approximately one mile south of Prescott. He frequently

stated he had a wonderful boyhood exploring the Nodaway River and helping his dad who was a mechanic, school bus driver and small

acreage farmer.

He attended school at the Prescott Community School District where he played basketball, receiving honorable mention All-State recognition his junior year and graduated valedictorian in 1948.

Horace was united in marriage on September 28, 1952 with Ruth A. Foster, and to this union five children were born: Sherry, Dennis, Debra, Dale and Douglas.

Horace loved his family, and they were his first priority. He followed his children's and grandchildren's careers and activities with great interest, frequently attending their events.

Horace began farming in 1950 on 160 acres near Proton and retired from that occupation in 1991. He was active in 4-H and American

Farm Bureau, which he served as a local leader or president at various times. Highlights of his farming career include his selection to the 4-H Congress in Chicago for field crops, the selection of his family as the WOW-TV (Omaha) farm family of the week, and the

creation of the DA-SHA-MAY Grazing Association.

Horace's military career began in 1949 when he joined the Army National Guard in Corning, Iowa, as a member of the 168th Infantry. He concluded his career as Sergeant Major, one of the Highest ranks attainable by non-commissioned personnel. Highlights of his military service included receipt of the Meritorious Service Medal and Award, the Army Achievement Medal and Award, and the

National Guard Medal of Merit; each an award that recognized outstanding performance and leadership.

Horace began his public life in 1968 with his election to the Lenox School board. In 1972 came his election to the Iowa House of Representatives from the 88th district in southwest Iowa. He served as State Representative for 24 years.

Among the numerous honors he received as an elected official was his 1996 selection as the Republican National Legislator of the year.

He lived his beliefs and practiced them faithfully as a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Corning and First Baptist Church of Creston. His participation in these churches included teaching adult classes as well as filling the office of deacon during his membership

at Grace Baptist. During these final months his thought often rested upon the Apostle Paul's words, "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21.

Horace was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sherry, and son, Dale. Horace is survived by his wife Ruth; sons, Dennis (wife Cindy) and Douglas (wife Ellen); daughter, Debra (husband Lon Soukup); and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Creston with Rev. Robert Sauser officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Prescott. Visitation was held Thursday evening at Coen-Beaty Funeral Home in Creston.

Serving as pallbearers were Paul Maynes, Don Johnston, Wayne Palmer, Loran Shaffer, Laverne McCarty and Bruce Travis, Sr.

Jeanie Savior as organist provided accompaniment as a trio of Rev. Dave Peters, Mike Henry, and Dennis Kuyper sang, "Lily of the Valley", "Dare to Be Daniel" and the congregation joined in singing, "Victory In Jesus".

Graveside Military Rites were provided by the Iowa Army National Guard.

Memorials are suggested to the Green Valley Hospice or the Horace Daggett Memorial Fund in care of the First Baptist Church in


Coen-Beaty Funeral Home of Creston was in charge of arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday June 24, 1998


Larsen, Harold Lee -

Harold Lee Larsen was born to Chris and Fern (Quartz) Larsen at Loup City, NE on October 5, 1928. He was welcomed by three older

brothers, Glenn, Orrin and Richard and was later joined in the family of sons by brothers Boyd and James.

Harold attended country schools in Nebraska. In 1941 the family moved to Westboro, Missouri where he attended Westboro school. In 1943 they moved to the Clearfield area.

Harold graduated from Clearfield High School in 1947. The following August he was united in marriage to Priscilla Aukland. To this union were horn two children, Randall Lee and Pamela Joyce.

The love of his life was his farming. He enjoyed this the most through the years he farmed with his father and brothers. He also enjoyed his years of crop adjusting with Farmers Mutual Insurance Company.

Harold was stricken with rheumatic fever in 1954. Although suffering from arthritis the remainder of his life, no one ever heard him complain.

He belonged to the Clearfield United Methodist Church and the Clearfield Lions Club.

Harold was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, Chris and Fern Larsen, brothers Orrin and Richard, his great niece, Monica Joyce Longfellow and his father-in-law Ben Aukland.

Left to mourn his passing are his children, Randall and Pamela, his brothers, Glenn, wife Helen, Boyd, wife Cleota, James, wife Eleanor, his sisters-in-law Dorothea Larsen and Darlene Larsen, his aunt Ruth Adams and his mother-in-law Effie Aukland. He also leaves a

large family of loving nieces and nephews. His friends were numbered by his acquaintances.

He was a quiet man who never had an enemy.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 29, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield, Iowa with the Rev. Alan Rusk officiating. Music was provided by Patty Parrish, Carol Ann Kinder, and Kathy Nelson.

Casketbearers were Kenneth Larsen, Bill Larsen, Ray Dean Larsen, Kory Thompson, Art Garrett, Dick Longfellow, Jerry Horton, Keith

Larsen, and Kendall Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Drake, Melvin Doolittle, Paul England, Ivan Bennett, Bill Brownrigg, Harold Moore, Delbert Routh, and Alvin Barker.

Interment was at the Clearfield Cemetery at Clearfield, IA.

Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday June 3, 1998


Miller, Cynthia S (Cindy) Reynolds -

Services for Cindy Miller was Thursday, June 4, 1998 at First United Methodist Church in Claremore, Oklahoma where she was an active member. She was returned to her childhood home in Lenox, Iowa for burial. She passed away Monday, June 1, 1998 at

Hillcrest Hospital after a lengthy battle with health challenges.

Cindy was born September 22, 1951, at Creston, Iowa, the daughter of George Henry and Ruth Jeanette (Wurster) Reynolds.

Lenox was home throughout her youth. She attended school in this community until her graduation from Lenox Community High School with the class of '69. After attending the senior prom with a classmate, David Miller, Cindy went on to attend college at the University of Northern Iowa. David and Cindy were married on November 30, 1974, the two were married.  Their wedding ceremony took place in Lenox.

The young Miller couple made Lenox their home for the first part of their married lives. The following year, they moved to Des Moines where Cindy began working for the state hospital.

David and Cindy, along with their daughter Angie, later moved to Oklahoma, where she continued to work with special children.

She retired last year, only when her health would no longer allow her to do the work she so loved. Even when she wasn't in the classroom, she kept involved with youths. She and David served as board members on the Claremore Soccer Club. She was there

first to watch her own daughter, but even when Angie was older, she continued to attend the games. Cindy enjoyed watching Angie play

during her high school years. She never missed a game.

Other than her many friends Cindy is survived by her family which includes husband, David of Claremore; daughter, Angela Miller of

Omaha, Neb. (student at the Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health); her mother, Ruth Reynolds of Lenox, Iowa; brother, David and wife, Denise Reynolds, and their daughter Paige of Durant, Iowa. She was preceded by her father, George Reynolds who passed away on May 19 of this year.

Interment and graveside services was held at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox Friday June 5, 1998

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday June 10, 1998


Pegg, Tom -

Services for Tom Pegg was held at Roland Powers Funeral Home in Corning, Friday, June 5, 1998 with Rev. Kenneth Rummer of the First

Presbyterian Church of Corning officiating.

Tom Pegg passed away June 3, 1998 at Jenny Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs at the age 63.

Tom was born October 13, 1934 in Lenox to John Henry and Bernice Leota (Mulica) Pegg.  He graduated from Nodaway Consolidated School in 1954.  He was united in marriage to Cheryl Nadine Agnew in Benton, Washington on June 9, 1956.

He was owner and operator of Tom Pegg Trucking of Prescott for many years. He transported milk, Omar Bread, livestock, steel for Ace Lines. Most recently he hauled mail from Creston to Des Moines.

He was a member of the American Legion Post, Metz #544 in Prescott and was in the U. S. Army from 1955-1957 during the Korean War.

Survivors are his wife Cheryl of Stringtown, Iowa; a daughter Janelle and husband Jeff Hodge of Lenox, son Scott and wife Tammy Pegg of Prescott; brother William and wife Yvonne of Seattle, Wash.; Mother-in-law Emily Agnew of Corning; four grandsons and

nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in- law.

Interment was in the Nodaway Cemetery in Nodaway, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday June 10, 1998


Reynolds, Robert Mayfield -

Robert Mayficld Reynolds was born March 13, 1915 in Mayfield. Oklahoma to James Ralph and Amanda Reynolds. The family moved to Lenox where Robert graduated from Lenox High School.

On February 6, 1935, Robert was united in marriage to Geraldine Alice Dahlberg in Lenox. Iowa. To this union was born five children: Larry, James, Wayne, Mark and Carolyn.

In the early 1940's, the family moved to Kansas City. Robert began work as a sales representative for various companies, usually selling gift items or baskets. He served as an Elder at the Linwood Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, he was an original committee member under H. Roe Hurtle, a former mayor of Kansas City, in forming the Oak Park District Boy Scouts. During his involvement with the Boy Scouts, he received the Silver Beaver Award and was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a charter member of the Lake of Four Seasons United Methodist Church in Crown Point, Indiana, while they lived in the Chicago area for almost twenty years. They

returned to the Kansas City area in about 1986 to be close to their family.

Robert died July 4, 1998, at the Cedar Valley Health Center in Raytown, Missouri, at the age of 83 years, 3 months, 21 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alice in 1993, and a sister Alfreda Sturm.

Survivors include his children: Larry Reynolds and wife Ruth Ann of Raytown, Mo.; James Reynolds and wife Kathy of Manitou Springs, CO; Wayne Reynolds and wife Pat of Nokesville, Virginia; Mark Reynolds of Warsaw, MO, Carolyn Leone and husband Joseph of Santa Cruz, CA; a sister Cora Lou King and her husband William of Indianapolis, IN; a brother-in-law Cleo Sturm of Lenox; eight grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Thursday, July 9, 1998, at 11:30 a.m. at East Fairview Cemetery in Lenox with Pastor Audrey Westendorf

officiating. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until service time at Coen-Beaty Funeral Home in Lenox.

Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Reynolds, Larry Reynolds, James Reynolds, Mark Reynolds, Steve Reynolds and George Lindsay.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Coen-Beaty Funeral Home of Lenox was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 15, 1998


Sadler, Marguerite (Cookie) Bush Travis -

Marguerite (Cookie) Bush Travis Sadler, 84 of Ephrata, WA passed away on Sunday, June 21, 1998 at Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata, WA.

She was born on August 26, 1913 in Gravity, Iowa and graduated from Kinman Business College in Spokane during the early 1930's while living with an aunt, Vesta Bush.

Mrs. Sadler returned to Des Moines, IA to live with an aunt, Eva Finch and attended the University of Iowa for two years.

During World War II she worked at the U.S. Rubber Ordinance Plant in Ankeny, IA and married Leonard Travis in 1944 in Detroit, Michigan.

She was employed by the Grant County Health District for 10 years, and with her husband, was a charter member of the Lakeview Golf and Country Club.

Mrs. Sadler belonged to the Daughters of the Nile in Spokane and the Pillar-Mt. Clemens Chapter of Eastern Star in Detroit, Michigan.

She moved to Tuscon, AZ with her husband in 1973, and following his death in 1977, married George Marion Sadler, a past president of American Airlines. He preceded her in death in 1983.

Mrs. Sadler returned to Ephrata in 1991 where she lived until her death.

She is survived by a brother, Wado Bush of Ephrata.

Mrs. Sadler was preceded in death by two husbands, her mother and father, a brother and a sister.

Graveside services were held on June 24, 1998 at Valley View Memorial Park in Soap Lake.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 22, 1998


Selders, Grace Abbigail Brown -

Grace Abbagail Selders was born April 29, 1906, in Taylor County, Iowa, to Odis and Mary E. (Richey) Brown. She departed this life on July 1, 1998 at the Lenox Care Center at the age of 92 years, 2 months, 2 days. She was the last of seven children.

She was united in marriage to Theodore R. Selders on June 25, 1924 and lived in Taylor County all but a short time in Minnesota and

Colorado. To this union were born two children, Theodore R. Jr., and Dorothy.

Grace was a member of the Lenox United Methodist Church. She worked as a church and school custodian, telephone operator, and a

meat cutter, among many other things. She made and quilted many quilts and other handiwork. She enjoyed going to church, Circle, and Rebekah Lodge, of which she was a 55 year member. She also enjoyed playing cards on Saturday at the Sunrise Rec Room and visiting her family and friends.

She was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

She is survived by her son, Theodore R. Selders and his wife Ann of Gore, Oklahoma, and daughter, Dorothy Trost and her husband Don of Lenox; five grandchildren: Gio Selders of Gore, Oklahoma, Gina Garner and husband Don of Santa Anna, California, Dino Selders

and wife Jackie of Huntington Beach, California, Craig Trost and wife Roberta of East Lyme, Connecticut, Kim Hilgenberg and husband

Michael of Cambridge, Iowa; !2 great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three sisters-in-law, Ada Stapleton of Council Bluffs, IA, Bernice Brown of Branson, Missouri, and Bernice S. Brown of Phoenix, Arizona; nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Theodore R. Sr., in 1974; sisters Oma Kirby and Daisy Baggestrom; brothers Roy,

Charlie, Clyde "Friday", and Marvin "Skeeter" Brown; and brothers-in-law Lawrence Kirby and Carl Baggstrom.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 7, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church with Pastor Audrey Westendorf officiating. Burial was in the West Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday at Coen-Beaty Funeral Home in


Serving as pallbearers were Raymond Trost, Bill Sawyer, Bob Reynolds, Alford Nicholson, Wayne McFee, and Jason Trost. Kathryn Wilson as organist provided accompaniment as Billie Jean Barker and Marilyn Beck sang.

A memorial fund has been established in Grace Selder's name.

Coen-Beaty Funeral Home in Lenox was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 8, 1998


Smith, Kathryn Gertrude Young -

Funeral services for Kathryn Gertrude Smith, age 82 who died at the Mercy Hospital in Corning on Monday, July 6, 1998 were held at the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Bedford on Friday, July 10, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Nancy Ross officiating.

Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery. Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Kathryn Smith was born to Clifford and Elta Boydstun Young on December 25, 1915 in Abongdon, Illinois.

Growing up she attended the Sharpsburg Community School graduating in 1933. She is also a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a degree in Business and Education.

On January 25, 1944 she was united in marriage to Donald Smith in St. Joseph, Missouri. To this loving union two children were born, Susan Kay and Philip Charles.

Katie was a lifelong area resident. Katie and Don made their home in the Clearfield area before moving to Bedford in 1952.

Katie was a mother and homemaker. She also taught business and mathematics, was an insurance agent, a banker and all around volunteer. Katie was vitally involved with the future of Bedford and actively supported, as well as headed up, many projects concerning the city.

Katie was a fifty year member of the United Christian Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a fifty year member of the John F. Hardin American Legion Post No. 164 Auxiliary; a sixty plus year member of the Kappa Delta Sorority; a fifty year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood; a fifty year member of the Salome Order of Eastern Star Chapter 264; she served as chairman of the local bloodmobile for many years; she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and she was selected as Citizen of the Year for the local Lions Club for 1992-93.

Katie was awarded the Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award for Adult Literacy and was given special recognition from the Bedford Chamber of Commerce in 1997 for her unending devotion to the City of Bedford.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan and husband Mike Benson and grandchild, Elizabeth Anne of Bedford; her son, Philip and wife Gayle Smith and grandchildren, Julia Ann and Justin Philip of Angier, North Carolina; two nephews William Young, Jr. of Corning

and Robert Young of Clinton, Pennsylvania, along with many, many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Elta; her husband Donald in 1981; a brother, William Young, Sr.; a

sister-in-law, Margaret F. Young; a niece, Sue Ann Young; a nephew Boyd Young and a grandson, Andrew Michael Benson.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 15, 1998


Stark, Elise Zimnock -

Elise (Zimnoch) Stark was born November 12, 1947, in Brooklyn, NJ, to Stanley and Velna Zimnoch. She departed this life at her home on July 8, 1998 at the age of 50 years, 7 months and 26 days.

She graduated from the New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1970.

Elise was united in marriage to Joe A. Stark in Westwood, NJ on June 20, 1970. To this union one son, Jesse Joe, was born. They

resided near Sheridan, MO for 20 years.

Elise, her husband, Joe and son, Jesse, owned and operated the Quad River News, a weekly newspaper in Sheridan, MO. She also

worked as a potter.

Elise was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Zimnoch.

Survivors include her husband, Joe; son Jesse; both of the home near Sheridan; and her mother, Velna Zimnoch of New Milford, NJ

and Mother-in-law Zelma Stark of Lenox.

Elise will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service was held at Saturday, July 18, 1998  at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, MO.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday July 22, 1998