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

Baker, Joyce J -

Joyce J. Baker was born at home on the farm near Blunt, SD on September 3, 1913. He was the fourth child of

Edward and Lena Baker.

When he was six years old, he moved with his family to Clearfield, IA and attended Grant Center Country School.

He also attended Clearfield High School. The spring of Joyce's sophomore year he decided to trade books for a plow

and began learning the art of farming.

The Depression came and Joyce left home to find employment. He became a welder and worked in many

states. On July 2, 1945, in Birmingham, AL, he married Dorothy Steadman Howells.

Joyce had been welding in high places for years, but on October 7, 1970, he fell 28 feet, landing on his head and

shoulder. His collar bone and shoulder blade were broken and the head injury caused brain damage. He could not

speak even after much therapy, An arm and one leg were partially paralyzed. He and his wife enjoyed their yard and

flowers until her death, May 7, 1988. Afterwards, Joyce lived with his sister, Veva, on Dauphin Island, AL, until her

death on October 5, 1996.

Then Veva's daughter, Sharon and husband David Yommer moved into the home and were caretaker until his

death at the age of 91 years and 9 months.

Preceding him in death were his father and mother, brother, Glenn, Shreveport, LA.; and sisters, Edith (Baker)

Plybori, Red Bluff, CA., Edna (Baker) White, San Antonio, TX., and Ella Mae Baker, a teacher at Mokuhum Indian

Bible School, Cass Lake, MN. Rhoda (Baker) Johnston, Diagonal, IA is the only surviving child of the family of

seven children.

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Briley, Donald -

Rev. Donald Briley, Creston, IA, passed away at the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center, Creston, Saturday,

May 8, 2004.

He was born April 23, 1925, Randolph, IA, in Fremont County, to William Franklin and Ellen Josephine (Ames)

Briley. On December 22, 1946 he married Frances Anna Moffitt in Siam, IA. She preceded him in death in

December 11, 2003.

To this union there were two sons and one daughter born. They are daughter, Twyla Donese Jagger, Tarkio,

MO.; and sons William Byron (wife Janet) Briley, Indianapolis, IN., Gary Duane (wife Monica) Briley, Creston,

IA. He is also survived by a sister, Ada Margaret Cloyed, Nebraska City, NE.; sisters-in-law, Beulah Briley,

Glenwood, IA., Jane Briley,. Carrollton, TX.; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Don studied for the ministry and served several Churches in this area.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, in 2003 and six brothers: Carl, Clifton, Harold, Ralph, Oliver, and

Gene Briley; and two sisters: Delores Case and Elaine DuBois.

He farmed in Fremont County until the family moved to Page County. Don worked for Henry Field Nursery, and for

Clock Paint, Shenandoah. He was ordained in Prescott on April 25, 1965 at the Prescott Christian Church. He received

a certificate honoring him with the distinction of Minister, Emeritus from the Prescott United Church and retired in

Bethany, MO in 1987.

Don was a member of the First Christian Church, Creston, and a former member of the Prescott Masonic

Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star,

He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1942 and attended Tarkio College, Tarkio, MO. and received his

Bachelor's degree in 1960. He received his Bachelor of Divinity from Drake University in 1965.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am. Thursday, May 13 at the First Christian Church, Creston. Dr. Ray

Miles of the First Christian Church and the Rev. Dr. Jeanne Groom will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen

Cemetery, Prescott. the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 at the Funeral home.

No public viewing is scheduled. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Creston and/or the Prescott

United Church Disciples of Christ, Prescott, IA.

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Cason, Brenda Lee Sams -

Brenda Lee (Sams) Cason was born October 31, 1966 to Don and Wanda (Waddell) Sams at the Rosary Hospital,

Corning. Brenda attended school at Lenox, graduating, May, 1985. She attended Iowa State University for two

years before moving to California to work as a Nanny. While she was there she met Destini's father. They

came to Lenox before moving to the East coast and on to Jacksonville, FL. where Destini Elizabeth was born,

September 13, 1990. While in Jacksonville, she met Tammy and Dave Budner, who became her best friends,

eventually taking Brenda and Destini into their home.

Brenda and Destini returned to Lenox so they could be with family. Brenda attended Southwestern Community

College, Creston where she received her LPN and RN degrees in 1993 and 1994, respectively. During this time,

Brenda met Shannon Cason and they were married, November 12, 1994, at the Clearfield United Methodist

Church. Following their marriage, the family moved to Clearfield. where they have lived the past ten years. To this

union was born Colton Samuel Cason, February 11, 1997. Soon after Colton's birth, Shannon willingly and lovingly

adopted Destini upon her request.

Brenda worked at the Creston Nursing & Rehab Center as well as the Clearview Nursing Home, Clearfield. Prior

to her death she was employed by the Greater Community Hospital, Creston. She worked as a Nurse at the

Lenox and Clearfield Medical Clinics and also at the hospital.

Brenda was diagnosed with lung cancer, August 2002. Following surgery in September of that year, she fought

a long, hard battle towards recovery. She was called home to the Lord on July 2, 2004 at the age of 37 years,

8 months, and 2 days.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Sams, Sr., grandpa Ray Waddell and grandparents Norval

and Arlene Sams.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Shannon and children, Destini and Colton, Clearfield; mother Wanda Sams,

Lenox; brother Don Sams. Jr and wife Linda and daughters, Brittany and Abby. Clearfield; brother Scott Sams

and wife Kristen and daughter, Madison, Columbus, Ohio; grandmother, Virginia Waddell, Lamoni, parents-in-law,

Dwayne and Carol Cason, Clearfield and Marianne and Earl Workman, Shenandoah; brothers and sisters-in-law;

grandparents-in-law; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Services were held Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at the Christian Church, Clearfield with the Rev. Eydie Stephens

officiating. Music was provided by Patty Parrish and Carol Ann Kinder.

The Casketbearers were: Shannon Cason, Colton Cason, Scott Sams, Don Sams, Dwayne Cason, Marty Cason, and

Andrew Cason.

The Honorary Pallbearers were: Destini Cason, Cathy Cason, Brittany Sams, Abby Sams, Madison Sams, Lily Cason,

Lori Goodman, Mindy Streitenberger. Kim Brown, Nicky Streitenberger, Deena Schofield, Janet Anderson, Ann

D'Attilio, Corene Walter, Dorene Rusk, Sundae Knott-Nordstrom, Sam Vanderjagt, Heather Lawson, Tammy

Thomas, Amy Sobotka, Michelle Powell, Kathy Nelson, and Kenny Nelson.

Burial was in the Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield with the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Homes in charge

of the service.

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Crowell, Danny Lee -

Memorial services for Danny Crowell, age 50, of the Clearfield-Lenox area, were held Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at

10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Danny died on May 8, 2004 Memorials can be given in Danny's name.

Arrangements were by Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox,

Danny Lee Crowell was born July 3, 1953, in Creston, Iowa the son of Lea Crowell and Leta Boyer Crowell. He grew

 up in the Lenox area graduating with the class of 1972. He went to work for the  Sheridan Egg Company driving a

truck and also worked for  Bing Miller at the Chevrolet Garage.

In 1981, he went to work for Rosco Brown for several years before entering the carpentry business with Bill

Campbell. His latest employment had been with Terra in Lenox and with Tay-Gold in Clearfield. Danny was a good

carpenter and was very proud of his work.

He enjoyed Bass fishing, being outdoors and working in his garden. He was a member of the Lenox Christian Church.

Left to cherish Danny's memory are his long-time companion, Faye Jean Hinshaw of Clearfield; a sister Linda

Heyne and husband Terry of Conway, South Carolina an uncle. R.D. Boyer of Lenox; a nephew, Mark Heyne of

Conway, South Carolina along with many others family members and friends.

Preceding Danny in death were his parents, Lea and Leta.

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Davis, Amber D -

Lenox lost one of its youths Saturday in a one-vehicle accident just north of the city limits. Funeral services for

Amber Davis, age 18, will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Visitation is Wednesday with

family receiving friends from 6-8 p..m. at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Lenox.

The traffic fatality came as the result of a 6 p.m. accident on Saturday, June 19, half mile north of 110th street

on Utah Avenue, northeast of Lenox.

The accident report by the Taylor County Sheriffs Department indicated a van driven by Cody Weaver, 16, of

Lenox was southbound on Utah Avenue, a gravel road. The driver apparently crested a hill, then lost control, swerved

several times, and went off the road into the east ditch. The vehicle rolled several times.

Also injured were Weaver; Sara Ontiveros, 17, of rural Clearfield; James (Jimmy) Shepard, 14 of Creston; and Cory

Christensen, 15, of Creston.

Amber Davis, Shepard and Ontiveros were ejected from the vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Department. Weaver

and Christensen were wearing seat belts.

The mishap was investigated by the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Lenox Police Department,

Adams County Sheriff's Office, and Iowa State Patrol. Ambulance and EMT services from Lenox, Corning and Creston

were also on the scene.

A full obituary for Amber Davis is inside this edition.


Amber D. Davis, age 18, of Lenox died June 19, 2004, at Greater Community Hospital from injuries suffered in an

automobile accident.

Amber was born February 1, 1986, Greenfield, IA. She was the daughter of Doug Marion Davis and Kathryn JoAnn

(Haskins) Davis.

She was a student at Lenox High School where she was active in speech and drama club and the high school chorus,

She belonged to the Presbyterian Youth Group.

Amber had worked a short time for Cheese's Shurfirie Food Center in Lenox. She had done babysitting

for several families in the Lenox area, a "job" that she enjoyed since she loved to be with children.

She was a fan of Dale Earnhart Sr. and Jr. and was a huge NASCAR racing fan. She was also a fan of the Kansas

City Chiefs football team. Amber also enjoyed the time spent playing video games with her many friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Presbyterian Church in Lenox, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Tim

Maxa will officiate the service. Burial will be at the West Fairview Cemetery, Lenox.

Visitation will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, and the family will receive friends from 6-8

p.m. at the Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Service. Memorials may be made to the family and/or

Presbyterian Church, Lenox, IA.

Survivors include her father, Doug (stepmother, Cindy) Davis, Council Bluffs; mother Kathryn Davis, Miami, FL.;

brothers Billy Bald, Miami, FL., Jeff (wife Sharon) Bald, Miami, FL.; sisters Christy (husband Ron) Gothiaer, Miami,

FL. and Kerrie Balk, Miami, FL.; Grandparents Roquel and Sandy Davis, Lenox; great-grandparents Raymond and

Harriet Lundy, Greenfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents.

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Douglas, Betty Jane Roberts -

Funeral services for Betty Douglas, age 73, of Prescott, were held on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at

the Prescott United Church of Christ. Betty died Sunday, May 16, 2004 at the Creston Nursing & Rehab Center.

Interment was held in the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be directed to the Creston Nursing &

Rehab Center. Arrangements were by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Betty Jane Douglas was born August 8, 1930 in Red Oak, Iowa the daughter of Charles Roberts and Gladys Davis

Roberts. Her father passed away at an early age. Her mother later married Jess Green and he adopted Betty.

She grew up in the Corning and Prescott areas, graduating from Prescott High School in 1948. On February 19,

1950, she was united in marriage to Donald Douglas in Prescott. To this loving union three children were born.

Over the years Betty had worked as a waitress in Colorado, Red Oak, and Creston. Betty worked at Hanson's

Drug Store in Creston for several years. She had also been employed at the Meat Market in Prescott and Lazy

Ike Corporation in Corning for several years, and she had also cleaned the Prescott church for many years.

Betty was a 4-H Leader, a Sunday school teacher and a member of Harmony Circle and the Kline Museum. She had

also been a member of the United Church of Christ in Prescott.

Betty loved the outdoors and living on the acreage. She was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed spending time

in her garden and tending to her animals. She enjoyed cooking, baking and canning her garden produce. Betty also

spent many hours crocheting. Being a 'servant of others', she was one who put other's needs and interests ahead

of her own.

Left to cherish Betty's memory are her loving husband Don of Prescott; three children, Terry Douglas and wife

Mona of Corning; Pam Mitchell and husband Darol of Prescott; and Tim Douglas of Lenox; a step-brother Wayne

Green and wife Lorraine of Creston; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews,

relatives and friends.

Preceding Betty in death are her parents Charles and Gladys; her stepfather, Jess Green; a brother Leroy at

infancy and a stepbrother, Darrell Green.

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Douglas, Beulah Bernice LeMunyan -

Funeral services for Beulah Douglas, age 92, of Lenox, who died Sunday, June 20, 2004 were held

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. Interment

was held in the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be directed to the United

Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Beulah Bernice LeMunyan Douglas was born April 7, 1912, in Atkinson, Nebraska the daughter of

Frank LeMunyan and Victoria Kubert LeMunyan. She grew up attending rural school in Green Valley

and Atkinson High School. After high school graduation, she taught rural school in Atkinson. On June 7,

1933, she was united in marriage to Glen W. Douglas in Broken Bow, Nebraska. To this loving union four children

were born, Le Claire, Glenda, Leila and Lanny.

In 1931, Glen had moved to Lenox, Iowa and shortly after their marriage in 1933, the couple returned to Lenox

where they farmed southeast of Lenox and later moved to a farm south of Lenox. In the early 1940's

they moved to town where Glen started Douglas Gas & Electric. Glen passed away in August of 1968,

however, Beulah continued to live in Lenox until 2001, when declining health required her to move into

the Lenox Care Center.

Beulah was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and the United Presbyterian Women. She enjoyed painting

pictures, china painting, baking, crocheting and other arts and craft projects. She felt especially pleased when several of

her grandchildren continued an interest and talent in these areas.

As a young child, Beulah enjoyed horseback riding and, although she did not have a horse in Iowa, she looked

forward to riding on her trips back to Nebraska.

Left to cherish Beulah's memory are a son Lanny Douglas and wife Kay of Lenox; two daughters, Glenda

Jacobson and husband David of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Leila Douglas of Lenox; five grandchildren; six

great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert LeMunyan and wife Betty of Atkinson, Nebraska; a brother-in-law Donald

Douglas of Prescott; two sisters-in-law, Berniece Brown of Lenox and Zelda LeMunyan of Atkinson, Nebraska; along

with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Beulah in death are her parents; her husband Glen; an infant son; a brother and a sister; and an infant


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Fleetwood, Thomas Edwin -

Thomas Edwin Fleetwood, the husband of Lenox native, Delia Ann (Blair) Fleetwood, passed away at the Kaiser

Medical Center, Bellflower, CA. , on Sunday April 25, 2004.

Tom was born July 6, 1935, in Columbia, MO., to Professor J. Ross and Bernice (Turner) Fleetwood. He and Delia were

married on June 22, 1968, in New York City. For nearly 36 years, the couple has resided in Southern California.

A unique individual, with varied interests and talents, Tom was ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as

a young man, and briefly pastored a circuit of six rural Missouri churches.

He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1958, but a severe knee injury prevented a long-term football career.

Armed with a BA degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts, Tom created a role in the Broadway play, "The Yearling" and

his television career included appearances on the "Jerry Lewis Show," "High Chaparral" and the series "Dallas."

Tom was self-employed as a darts consultant-promoter for 30 years. He co-founded the American Darts

Organization in 1976 and served as treasurer of the World Darts Federation for 28 years. He attained global respect

as a tournament director and organizer and, together with Delia, attended darts events on five continents. Since 1998

the couple owned and operated Sundowner Darts, a sports vending company with locations in the Los Angeles Area.

Tom was an active member of the National Exchange Club. Among his proudest achievements was founding the

local Exchange Club Family Support Center and serving two terms as Presided of the National Exchange Club

Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. His continued awareness efforts and; financial contributions have helped

countless families to break the cycle of child abuse.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law Erskine and Helen Blair, and his older brother, Jim,

He is survived by his wife, Delia; his younger brother, Dr. J Ross Jr  DVM (Marilyn), Montgomery City, MO;

two nephews, Chauncey (Marilyn)  Fleetwood, Walnut Creek,  CA, and Stephen (Laura) Fleetwood, and their children,

Stephanie and Lillian, Shawnee, Kansas.

A "Celebration of Life" took place May 8 in Downey, CA. A similar event is being planned in Columbia, MO., Tom's

hometown. Inurnment will be at North Fairview Cemetery, Lenox, at a later date.

Memorial donations should be directed to the Exchange Club Family Support Center, 8320 Iowa Street, Downey,

CA. 90241 or to the ADO Memorial Scholarship Fund, 230 North Crescent Way #K, Anaheim, CA 92801

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday May 12, 2004


Geer, Ethel Mae Harris -

Ethel Geer, age 68, of Lenox, Iowa, formerly of New Market, Iowa, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Goldenrod Manor,

Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2004, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home,

Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial with a graveside service were at Hillcrest Memorial Park,

Omaha, Nebraska. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Mae Geer was born April 9, 1936, at Omaha, Nebraska, to Roy Earl Harris and Ellen (Menzies) Harris. Ethel

was a high school graduate. She was united in marriage in 1957 to Bernard (Red) Geer and he preceded her in death

September 17, 1992. Ethel had resided at Taylor Ridge Estates, Lenox, Iowa for several years.

Preceding Ethel in death were her parents; husband; and one sister. Survivors include son, Denny Geer and friend Linda

of New Market, Iowa; son, Danny Geer of New Market, Iowa; step-children: Robert Geer and wife Chris of New Market,

Iowa, Roger Geer of Oklahoma; grandchildren: Billy Geer and Heather Geer.

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Gipe, Alice Duncan -

Funeral services for Alice Gipe, age 93, of Lenox, were held Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ritchie

Funeral Home in Lenox. Interment was held in the Malvern Cemetery in Malvern. In lieu of flowers the family requested

memorials be directed to the Karen Bonnett Scholarship Fund. Arrangements were by Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Alice Duncan Gipe was born April 18, 1911 in Denver, Colorado the daughter of Ad Duncan and Churstie Vatendahl Duncan.

She passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004 at the Lenox Care Center.

She attended grade school and high school in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln,

Nebraska with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. It was while attending the university she met her future husband Everett

Gipe. The couple was united in marriage on June 2, 1933 in Rock Port, Missouri.

After their marriage the couple resided on the Gipe family farm located in Mills County, Iowa and it was there they

raised their three children, Larry, Thomas and Karen.

Mrs. Gipe was active in community affairs in the Strahan, Iowa area and was a member of the Strahan Methodist Church.

She served as Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Emerson, Iowa and was once a "Mills County Homemaker of

the Year." She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting with Oil and Watercolors.

After Mr. Gripe's death in 1972, she moved to Lenox, where she was active in community affairs and also a member of

the Lenox United Methodist Church. She continued her activities as an artist.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Larry Gipe of Clariston, Michigan; and Thomas Gipe and wife Carol of

Edwardsville, Illinois; eight grandchildren and twenty great-grand children.

Preceding her in death were her parents Ad and Churstie, her husband Everett, daughter Karen Bonnett, and two

brothers Lester Duncan and Floyd Duncan.

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Hill, Neva Louise Herbst -

Funeral services for Neva Hill, age 94, of Lenox, who died Thursday, June 17, 2004 were

held Monday, June 21, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lenox.

Interment was held in the West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be directed to the

Lenox Elementary School. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of


Neva Louise Herbst was born June 13, 1910 the daughter of Clyde and Myrtle Eckels Herbst,

She attended Lenox Schools, graduating in 1928. In 1929, Neva was united in marriage to Harold

Hill in Corning, Iowa. To this union four children were born, Edwin, Wendell, Gary and Marlene.

In 1932 Neva started teaching in country schools after obtaining a Teacher's Training Certificate.

She furthered her education at Drake University, Northwest Missouri State College and

Southwestern Community College. She retired in 1975 from Lenox Elementary School,

after teaching for thirty years.

Neva loved to travel, touring much of the United States and Puerto Rico. She loved to play

cards, and did so almost every Saturday night at the Sunrise Apartments. She was a member

of the Lenox United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women having served as Past

President, the Lenox American Legion Auxiliary and was also a member of Jolly Time.,

Left to cherish Neva's memory are her three sons, Edwin Hill and wife Elba of Lenox,

Wendell Hill and wife Mickey of Lenox, Gary Hill and wife Norma of Phoenix, Arizona;

one daughter, Marlene Hill of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren; twenty-three

great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Preceding Neva in death are her parents, her husband Harold in 1981, and a grandson, Michael.

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McGrath, Charles Bruce -

Charles Bruce McGrath, LaHabra, CA passed away February 14, 2004 in LaHabra.

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, May 22, at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Tim Maxa

officiating Interment will be at the West Fairview Cemetery, Lenox.

Charles was a Lenox resident from 1942-1944.

He was born December 6, 1939, Lincoln, NE. to Dr. Charles B. McGrath and Nellie (Barrans) McGrath.

He worked as an announcer for radio stations in Kearney, NE. & Grand Junction, CO. In June 1962 he

became the night announcer with KRSN in Los Alamos, and he held that position for 35 years.

In 1985 he received the New Mexico Associated Press Award of Merit for Spot News.

He is survived by his brother, Tom (wife Sylvia), Macogdoches. TX; a sister Sarah Aiken, Laguna Niguel,

CA.; and a nephew Charles McGrath, Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be directed to the Lenox Public Library.

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Nevill, Violet Goodale -

Violet (Goodale) Nevill, age 95, passed away Tuesday, June 29, after a long illness. Funeral services

were held on Thursday, July 1, 2004 at the United Methodist Church, Armstrong, IA; with burial in

the Armstrong Cemetery.

Violet was born in Jennings, LA., to B.W. and Irene Goodale. The family moved to Diagonal where Violet

attended the Diagonal School, graduating in 1925. She was an accomplished pianist, playing for the

choruses and for most musical presentations in the school. She also played for the Methodist Church

and even played for the silent movies at the Diagonal Theater.

She was married to Loren A. Nevill, Clearfield on December 27, 1927. To this union four children were

welcomed into the home, Lola, Betty, Virginia and Loren C.

The family moved to Estherville, IA in 1930 where Loren was an implement dealer as well as in Armstrong, IA.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Loren; parents B.W. and Irene Goodale, 1 daughter, Virginia,

a son-in-law and one grandchild. She was also pre-deceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Left to cherish her memory, are daughters, Lola Harris, Armstrong, IA.; Betty Brant (husband Dave),

Terril, IA; one son Loren C., Garner, IA.; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and 1 great-great

grandson. Also sisters, Vera Morey, Clearfield and Geraldine Enarson, Corning; nieces, nephews and many

good friends.

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Newby, Wilma Fern -

Wilma Fern Newby was born October 25, 1936 in Taylor County, Iowa, the daughter of L. Emory and Corys

Estel (Cordell) Newby. She passed away on Wednesday afternoon, May 19, 2004 at Jennie Edmondson

Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Wilma graduated from Bedford High School and attended Commercial Extension School of Commerce in Omaha, Ne.

She was the secretary for the Iowa Department of Human Services in Clarinda for 26 years, retiring in 1996. She

was a member of the First Christian Church in Clarinda. Wilma loved her family and had a special love for her puppies.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Billie Newby, Willis Newby, Harold "Tuff" Durfey; nephew,

Roger Leroy Newby; and great grand niece Mindy Clark.

Survivors include her brothers and sisters: Rosemary Kirchner of Trenton, Mo, Marvin Newby and wife Judy of

Adair, la, Janet Sheldon of Indianola, Ia, Wilbur "Tobe" Durfey of Clarinda, Ia; special friend, Serena Patrias; along

with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 22 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Bedford with Rev. John Clark

officiating. Burial was in the Bedford City Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established.

Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Bedford was in charge of arrangements.

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Russell, Marjorie Hoskinson -

Marjorie (Hoskinson) Russell, age 91, passed away June 23, 2004, at the Alegent Health Mercy Hospital,

Corning, IA.

Services were held, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2004, at the Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral

Service, Corning with Dr. William H. Bray, Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial was in the

Walnut Grove Cemetery, Corning.

Mrs. Russell was born, October 12, 1912 in Adams County, IA, to Elmer and Lena (Pedigo) Hoskinson.

She graduated from the Corning High School in 1930.

She married Clarence Russell, April 11, 1931 at the Methodist Parsonage, Corning. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Adams Community Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by two sons: Richard (Joan) Russell, Robertsville, MO and Jerry (Sharon) Russell, Prescott.

She is also survived by 6 grand children, 14 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Clarence; parents; four sisters, Ennice, Edna, Myrtle and

Maxine and a grandson, Paul.

Memorials were made to the House of History and/or in Marjorie's name.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday June 30, 2004