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

Faubion, Russell Vegene Sr. -

Russell Vegene Faubion, Sr. was born October 25, 1924 in Taylor County, Iowa to Myron

Clark and Chloris Eldora Fulwider Faubion. He departed this life September 14, 2007 at

Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa at the age of 82.

Russell was an only child. He attended country school and some elementary school in

Blockton. He graduated from Blockton High School and attended Northwest Missouri

State College in Maryville, Missouri.

On December 22, 1946 Russell was united in marriage to Phyllis Lavene Moon by E.E.

Stringfellow, a Professor of Divinity in Drake University. On Easter Sunday of the following

year, Russell and Phyllis, along with her brothers, Bill and Eugene, and sister Martha, were

baptized in the Christian Church by E.E. Stringfellow. Russell and Phyllis remained faithful

members of the church. Along with other Christian men, many evening were spent paneling the

church auditorium. It still looks nice today. There was a large class of adults who enjoyed

doing many things together.

Russell spent his life farming. He also drove a school bus for fifty years....many great

kids, and no accidents. After school hours he drove to many ball games, often in distant

cities. For many years he was the Christmas Santa at the Community Hall and other

private homes, giving children and families much pleasure.

Russell and Phyllis have one son, Russell Faubion, Jr. better known as Rusty, who married

Tamera Hawhee. They gave him two grandchildren, Matthew Christopher and Candice Irene

who were very devoted to him, and he to them. He took great pleasure in their

accomplishments. He just wanted to see them more often.

In addition to the Christian Church, Russell was also a member of the Farm Bureau, Lions

Club, a 50 year Mason, Board member of M.F.A. and an honorary member of the

Waubonsie Unique Tractors Club. He drove tractors to and from the Des Moines State Fair

grounds for many years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with a group, and traveling in his

travel trailer to a number of states visiting relatives. He and Phyllis had a small home

but relatives were always welcomed for meals and overnights.

Russell was a devoted husband and father. He will be greatly missed by his wife Phyllis,

son Rusty and wife Tammy, grandchildren Matthew and Candice, other relatives and many


Funeral Services were Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at the Christian Church in

Blockton, Iowa interment; Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, Iowa.

Arrangements: Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, MO.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 26, 2007


Glass, Donal Hazen -

Funeral services for Don Glass, age 91 of Bedford, who died Monday, August 20, 2007,

at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center were held Saturday, August 25, 2007, at 10:30

a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial was held in the Fairview Cemetery in

Bedford. Memorials can be directed to the Mount Ayr Hospice. Memories can be shared

with the family on our website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrange-

ments were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Donal Hazen Glass was born June 30, 1916, in Dot, Virginia, the son of J. M. Glass and Nora

(Baker) Glass. He grew up with his three brothers and three sisters (one a twin!) and one

foster sister, attending rural schools and moving with his family to Missouri in 1924, and

then to Iowa in 1927. Don started dating Helen Victoria Dunn after a high school football

game, and on May 15, 1934, the couple were united in marriage in Clarinda. Two children,

Neil and Elaine, were born to bless this union.

After their marriage, Don and Helen farmed close to Clarinda. In 1939, they moved to

a farm near Bedford and farmed for fourteen years. In 1952, Don rented out his farm

ground and purchased the Case Implement business which they successfully operated for

fourteen years. Upon their retirement, Don and Helen moved to Moses Lake, Washington

where they lived for five years.

They then moved to Camanche, Iowa to be near their daughter Elaine and family where

they lived for four years. In 1987, they returned to Bedford. Don and Helen celebrated

their 70th Wedding Anniversary in 2004 with over 250 guests, truly blessing Don, Helen

and their family.

Don and Helen attended the First Baptist Church in Bedford where they were longtime

members. He later attended the Hopkins Christian Church. He served on the Interchurch

Council in Bedford for many years; was elected to the Taylor County Supervisors Board,

serving three terms; served on the Bedford City Council for ten years and was President of

District County Officers; the Bedford Lions Club for over 25 years, having served as

President for two terms; he was a 4-H Leader and taught a Tractor Safety Class; he

belonged to the Odd Fellow Lodge having served as Noble Grand. Don was also a

charter member of the Bedford Flying Club, having received his private pilot's license

in 1960. For many years, Don and Helen enjoyed traveling throughout the United States,

Canada and Mexico.

Left to cherish Don's memory are his loving daughter Evelyn Elaine Everhart and

husband Jesse of Camanche, Iowa; two sisters, Mary Miers of Bedford; and Pauline McCune of

Lenox; a brother-in-law, Harold Miers of Clarinda; two sisters-in-law, Betty Glass of

Bedford; and Dorothy Glass of Moses Lake, Washington; seven grandchildren, Marty

Glass of Dallas, Texas; Lori Glass Findley of Dallas, Texas; Tammy Everhart Creacy of

Borger, Texas; Tim Glass of Dallas, Texas; Jeff Everhart of Camanche, Iowa; Dena Glass

Moore of Independence, Missouri; and Dan Glass of Gower, Missouri; fourteen great

grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and


Preceding Don in death were his parents; his loving wife Helen in 2005; his son David

Neil in 2004; three brothers, Henry, Palmer and Ray Glass; his twin sister, Hazel

Miers, and foster sister, Thelma Yeary.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 29, 2007


Helm, John Edwin -

John Edwin Helm, Stanberry, Missouri passed away Monday, August 27, 2007 at

his home. Services were held Friday, August 31 at the Stanberry First Christian Church,

with burial at Graceland Cemetery in Bedford, Iowa.

John, son of Oran and Eldred (Soma) Helm was born May 13, 1944, in Lenox, Iowa.

John worked in maintenance and he was a member of the Stanberry First Christian


In 1969, John married Karen Thompson. He later married Joanne Durham on

September 29, 1992. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was also preceded in death

by his parents.

Left to cherish John's memory are daughters, Sharilyn and husband Jody Ledah.,

of Cambridge, Minnesota, Karen Anne and husband Troy Nies, of Killdeer, N.D.,

Kylie and husband Robert Anderson, Ulen, Minnesota; brothers, Fred Helm and wife

Lorraine Helm of Stanberry, Missouri. Reed and wife Joanne Helm, and Jim and

wife Sandy Helm all of Lenox, Ia.: sisters, Marcia Martin of Hawthorne, Nv., Sandra and

husband Lawrence Wells of Queensbury, NY.: and Aunt Edith Hall of Mariposa, Ca.;

4 grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be left to the family. John will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 5, 2007


Holmes, Edyth M Ledgerwood -

Funeral services for Edythe M. Holmes, age 84 of Harrisonville, Missouri formerly

of Lenox and Sharpsburg, who died Sunday, August 5, 2007, at the Crown Care

Center in Harrisonville, Missouri, will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at 11:00

a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford, Iowa. Visitation will be held for one

hour prior to services Wednesday morning. Burial will be at the Bedford City Cemetery.

Memorials can be given in Edythe's name. Memories can be shared with the family on our

website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were

entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Edythe M. Holmes was born August 1, 1923, in Kansas City Missouri, the daughter of

Charles and Lecta (Warner) Ledgerwood. She grew up attending school, graduating

from Gravity High School. On August 17, 1941, she was united in marriage to Ivan H.

Holmes, in Maryville, Missouri; they had 65 wonderful years together.

Edythe was a homemaker and was able to stay home and raise her children. She taught

piano lessons out of her home in Lenox for several years in the 1940's.

Ivan and Edythe lived in Kansas City in the 1950's until the 1970's when they moved

back to Lenox.

Edythe was active in the Lenox American Legion Auxiliary which she served as president.

Ivan and Edythe loved going to the Iowa State Fair every year with the Clearfield Lions

helping run the shuttles from the camp grounds to the fair. They also enjoyed attending

Ivan's 103rd Army reunion every year.

They both attended their school class reunions until the last a couple years.

Edythe played the piano for years at the Sharpsburg United Methodist Church. She was

active in many church functions. She loved working in her big garden in Sharpsburg,

where she did a lot of canning and baking wonderful pies from the produce of the garden.

She loved to bake pies, cakes, candies, cookies etc and always brought her family

lots to eat and take home when they visited, especially at the holidays. Edythe kept in touch

with family and friends by writing letters and cards, never forgetting a birthday,

anniversary or get well message.

Left to cherish Edythe's memory are her two sons, Don Holmes and Judy of Lee's Summit,

Missouri; and Ron Holmes of Independence, Missouri; a daughter, Connie Combs and

husband Steve of Independence, Missouri; three sisters Beverly Walters of Washington,

Illinois; Carol Boyer and husband Dale of Peoria, Illinois; and Joan Clancy of Peoria,

Illinois; nine grandchildren, nineteen greatgrandchildren; and many loving

nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding Edythe in death are her parents; her husband Ivan on April 11, 2007; a brother

Charles Ledgerwood; and a sister Virginia Ward.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 15, 2007


Key, Louis Edward -

Funeral services for Louis Key, age 71 of Mt. Ayr, Iowa formerly of Blockton, Iowa, who

died Friday, August 3, 2007 at Clearview Care Center, Mt. Ayr, Iowa were held Tuesday,

August 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Bedford, Iowa. Visitation with

the family was held 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7 at the funeral home. Burial

was in the Rosehill Cemetery, Blockton, Iowa. Memorials can be directed to the

Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr. Memories may be shared with the family on our web

page, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to

the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Louis Edward Key began his life journey on June 11, 1936 in Adams County, Iowa. He was

one of ten children born to Loyed and Edna (Weese) Key. He lived his entire life in the

state of Iowa.

On June 25, 1955, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Louise Silence in Blockton, Iowa.

To this union two sons and two daughters were born, Ronnie, Rodney, Rebecca and Rita.

Louis loved to watch wrestling and listen to auctions on television. He also enjoyed

going to auctions and playing bingo. He especially loved when his grandchildren and great

grandchild would visit him. He worked in Independence, Iowa at Corn Blossom Factory

up to his retirement.

Left to cherish Louis memory are his children, Ronnie Key and wife Jennifer of Ankeny,

Iowa, Rodney Key of Lenox, Rebecca Devine and husband Dale of Woodward, Iowa and Rita

Thurman and husband Ronald of Hatfield, Missouri; five brothers, Donald and Beulah Key of

Winterhaven, Florida, Marvin and Beverly Key of Raymond, Iowa, Jerry and Kathy Key of

Blockton, Iowa, Gene Key of Lenox, Iowa, and Harold Ray and Sheila Key of Wilbur,

Washington; sister, Rose and Ora Owens of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren and one

great grandchild.

Preceding Louis in death were his parents; wife, Bonnie; two brothers and one sister.

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Lawson, Harold Albert -

Funeral services for Harold Lawson, age 85 of the Bedford / Gravity area, who

died Saturday, September 1, 2007, at the Westview Care Center in Leon were held

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford.

Interment with military rites accorded by the John F. Hardin American Legion

Post No. 164 were held at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials can be

directed to the Bedford Meal Site or the Alzheimer's Association. Memories can

be shared with the family on our website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under

Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Harold Albert Lawson was born March 13, 1922, in Stanton, Iowa the son of

Albert Lawson and Anna (Swanson) Lawson. He grew up attending school,

graduating from the Stanton High School with the Class of 1939. He had been a member

and was baptized in the Lutheran Church growing up.

In 1942, he answered the call to serve his country by entering the Army Air Corps

during World War II. He faithfully served until his discharge in 1946. On February 20,

1949, he was united in marriage to Joan Bowers at the United Methodist Church in Clarinda.

To this loving union two sons were born, Stuart and Vance.

Harold and Joan made their home in the Bedford / Gravity area. Together they

enjoyed farming and the lifestyle it provided. Harold truly loved being a farmer.

Whether he was tilling the land, watching his crops grow or tending to his livestock,

hand feeding the steers and heifers from wooden feed bunks, he looked forward to

the many aspects of a farm life, and all it provided him and his family. He also enjoyed

fishing and hunting, and when time allowed, sitting on his deck visiting with his family

and neighbors when they came to visit. On the side, Harold enjoyed doing small

engine repair. He had been the Past Commander of the Gravity American Legion

Post No. 578, and was also a member of the Bedford VFW. Together he and Joan

attended the Gravity United Methodist Church, and when it combined with the Bedford

United Methodist Church, they transferred their membership.

Left to cherish Harold's memory is his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Lawson of

Bedford; two sons, Stuart Lawson and wife Sandi of Milan, Missouri; and Vance

Lawson and wife Betty of Creston; a grandson Shawn Lawson of Milan, Missouri; a

granddaughter Stephanie DeLeon and husband Jeremias of the Dominican

Republic; two nieces Beverly Ossian and husband James of Wayne, Nebraska; and Karen

Bewsey and husband Mike of Placerville, California; a nephew Dwight Larson and

wife Judy of Clarinda; along with many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Harold in death were his parents Albert and Anna Lawson; a brother

Melvin Lawson and a sister LaVerna Larson.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 12, 2007


Lee, C Horton -

C. Horton Lee, age 90, passed away early on the morning of August 21, 2007 at

Mercy Alegent Hospital in Corning, Iowa. Horton was born on October 30, 1916 in

Hopkins, Missouri to George Calvin and Marthena (Horton) Lee. He grew up in Taylor

County and attended Bedford schools, graduating from Bedford High School in 1933.

He was married to Edna Murray to which two daughters were born: Dixie and Connie.

Horton farmed and managed the County Farm for 18 years and then was a State

Farm Agent for 36 years. In later years he was the mayor of Bedford and was the owner of

the Bus Barn restaurant. On September 13, 1987 he married Bette Jean Short. With their

marriage came two more daughters and their families.

Horton was a fun-loving man and those close to him knew him as "Hortie". He was a

member of the Lions Club and the Bedford Masonic Lodge #156. Horton and Bette enjoyed

wintering in Arizona. Horton was one-of-a-kind man. He always craved to learn new things

and experience new things. He always wanted to go to the College World Series, so

in 2006, he did just that. He also wanted to attend the Cheyenne, Wyoming Rodeo again

and the Corning car races, which he also got to enjoy. He dearly loved the Annual Kellerton

Labor Day Family Get-Together. He was very competitive at the bag toss, pool and marbles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant daughter Connie Elaine; his brother

Orvis Lee; his son-in-law John Dailey; two great-grandchildren Clinton and Dallas Schrader

and nephew Larry Lee.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Bette; his daughter Dixie and her

husband John Dailey of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister-in-law Olive Lee of Bedford, Iowa; step

daughters Lana and her husband Gail Christensen and Renee and her husband Shane Schrader,

all of Bedford, Iowa; two nephews Gordon and wife Dee Lee of Bloomington, IL; Rick and wife

Marcie Lee of Sparks, NV; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren, and 17 greatgrandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, August 25, 2007 at the Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of

Bedford with Bruce Jensen officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials

are suggested to the Bedford Lions Club. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Bedford was in charge

of the arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 29, 2007


McCune, Clara Pauline Glass -

Funeral services for Pauline McCune, age 87 of Bedford and Lenox, who died

Sunday, September 2, 2007, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning were

held Thursday, September 6, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home

in Bedford. Burial was held at the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials

can be given in Pauline's name. Memories can be shared with the family on our

website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements

were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Clara Pauline (Glass) McCune was born December 26, 1919, in Stickleyville,

Virginia, the daughter of James Glass and Nora Ellen (Baker) Glass. In 1924,

Pauline's family migrated to Missouri. In 1927, the family moved to southwest

Iowa where Pauline spent her childhood years in Page and Taylor Counties. She

experienced droughts, depressions, but also prosperous times. Her childhood

memories consisted of homemade ice cream, sleigh rides and family reunions.

She was taught honesty, decency and respect for the rights of others. She

grew up attending the Bedford Baptist Church or a church in the area in which

they lived. Pauline graduated from the Clarinda High School with the Class of

1938 and began teaching school east of Clarinda. She later attended Clarinda

Junior College and Northwest Missouri State University where she received

her Bachelor's Degree in 1964 and her Master's Degree in 1972. She spent

forty-six years teaching in the rural schools of Page and Taylor Counties,

educating countless children throughout southwest Iowa.

Pauline met Harold McCune while spending time with his sisters. On November

1, 1941, the couple was united in marriage in Rockport, Missouri. In 1943, Harold

was drafted into the United States Navy. After his discharge in 1946, the

couple lived in Clarinda where Harold drove a cab and Pauline taught

school. In 1950, they moved to a farm near Bedford moving into Bedford in

1955. In 1956, they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Rebecca

Ann. Pauline had a passion for teaching and wanted not only her students,

but everyone to do well and go far. She was proud of her degrees from

Northwest Missouri State University and proud to teach Junior High Math

and Science in the Bedford School District. However, the most important

thing in Pauline's life was her family and the addition of her great

granddaughter Lucey. She had been a member of the Business & Professional

Woman's Club; Church Women United; Lioness Club; American Association of

University Women; American Legion Auxiliary; Order of Eastern Star, having

served as Past Matron; Taylor County Historical Society; Retired Teacher's

Association; Twentieth Century Club; Neighborhood Pinocle and Pitch Card

Clubs. She was also a member of the United Christian Presbyterian Church.

Left to cherish Pauline's memory are her daughter Rebecca Donaldson and

husband Craig of Lenox; a sister Mary Miers of Bedford; a brother-in-law

Harold Miers of Clarinda; two sisters-in-law Betty Glass of Bedford

and Dorothy Glass of Moses Lake, Washington; two granddaughters Deanna

Donaldson of Dallas Center, Iowa; and Chelsie Zech and husband Dan, and

their daughter Lucey, of Clarinda; along with many other relatives and a

community of friends.

Preceding Pauline in death were her parents; her husband Harold in April of

2007; an infant son Allen Paul; four brothers, Henry, Palmer, Donal and Ray;

and a sister Hazel.

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McMillin, Norman Dean (Mick) -

Norman Dean McMillin passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on

Saturday August 25, 2007.

'Mick' was born on May 25, 1933 in Bedford, IA to Gene and Alma McMillin.

He attended Bedford Community High School where he met Anna May Harris, his

wife of 54 years. Mick worked construction for several years and then he worked

for the City of Bedford. In 1965 he started his 30 year career with the Iowa

State Department of Transportation. The most important thing in his life was his

family. His grandchildren kept him young at heart and driven to do his best.

Mick had a loving and generous heart. He could always be counted on to lend

a helping hand to anyone in need. He put many smiles on the faces of children when he

gave them lollipops, sweet treats and bubble gum. Some children called him 'the

bubble gum man'!

Mick is survived by his wife, Anna May, daughter Glenda Wetzel and husband

Dwight of Bedford, IA, son Gary (Duke) McMillin of Bedford, IA, daughter Gayle

Smith and husband Phil of Angier, NC, son Garvin McMillin of Bedford, IA;

grandchildren Eric Wetzel and wife Becky of Savannah, Mo., Kelli Jo Wetzel of

Des Moines, IA, Julie Smith of Raleigh, NC, Justin Smith of Angier, NC, Josh

McMillin of Clarinda, IA, Kerri and Kaitlyn McMillin of Bedford, IA; great

grandchildren Kyle and Hailey Wetzel of Savannah, Mo. He is also survived by sister

Helen Coleman and husband Bill of Gravity, IA, sister Wilma McGraw and husband

Roy of Essex, LA, brother Paul McMillin and wife Jo of Council Bluffs, IA, sister Linda

Anderson and husband Tom of Essex, IA, brother Ronnie McMillin of Shenandoah, IA,

sister-in-law Kathy Supinger of Bedford, IA, brother-in-law Johnny Million of Essex, IA,

sister-in-law Lois Newby of Mt. Ayr, IA and many nieces and nephews.

Mick was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Alma McMillin, infant sister

Joan, brother Marvin McMillin, sister Flo McMillin and sister Mary Million.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at Bedford City

Cemetery with Rev. Ted DeHass officiating. Memorials are suggested to a charity

for heart or diabetes funding.

Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Bedford was in charge of arrangements.

Mick will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 5, 2007


Mosby, Andy -

Andy Mosby passed away peacefully on August 13, 2007 at the age of 70 years, 4 months and

20 days at the St Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri with family by his side.

Andy was born on March 24, 1937 in Winterset, Iowa to Ernest Mosby and Myrtle

(Pinckney) Mosby and graduated from Arispe High school in 1955.

He married Joan Bycroft on July 15, 1956 at the Lenox United Methodist Church. To this union,

three children were born: Sherry; Andy, Jr; and Teresa.

Andy and Joan lived in Gedar Rapids immediately after their marriage. They moved to the

Mercer Center area in 1960 where they have many fond memories of their years on the farm

where he raised row crops, hogs, cattle and chickens and also a very large garden. He was a 4-H

leader; Sunday School Superintendent: President of the Adams County Pork Producers,

member of the Adams County Farm Bureau and an Archer Oil county manager. He was

supportive of his children's school, sport, church and 4-H activities as well as continued to

support his grandchildren. Andy and Joan operated Mosby's Eat-Out-Inn at Stringtown

where they enjoyed meeting new people and serving great food. They moved to Arizona

when the nest was empty but returned to Iowa in July 2002 to be closer to family.

Andy had a great sense of humor and enjoyed visiting with friends and playing cards.

Andy is survived by his wife, Joan, of 51 years; daughter Sherry James and husband Frank

of Dawson, Iowa; son Andy, Jr. and wife Renee of Corning, Iowa; and daughter Teresa Moore

and fiance Darwin Force of Bedford, IA; grandchildren Erik James and wife Leslie and their

son Lukas; Heather James and fiance Adam Nelson; Shana Mosby and friend Tim Little;

Beki Mosby and friend Matt Peterson; Shane Mosby; LeRoy Moore and fiance Fallen Lestina;

Trisha Hill and husband Jake and their children Trey and Vanessa; Justin Moore and friend

Lacie Hensley; Robin Moore and friend Bryan Wilmarth; Dillon Moore and Wyatt Moore.

He is also survived by his sisters, Darlene Freeman and Virginia Eighme and husband

Dean; Brother Robert Mosby and wife Mary Jane; sister-in-law Deva Lundquist and husband

Charles; half brother-in-law Ed Bycroft and wife Luella; stepbrothers Steve Vanderlinden and

wife Sharon; and Bob Vanderlinden and wife Jan.

Andy was proceed in death by his parents, step father, Milo Vanderlinden; grandson,

Brandon Mosby; sister, Evelyn Mosby; and brother-in-law Harry Freeman.

Graveside services for Andy Mosby of Bedford were held Friday, August 17, 2007 at

Bedford City Cemetery with a luncheon and visitation at the Bedford Meal Site. A memorial

fund is being established in his name. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Bedford was in charge of


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Perkins, Hazel Pauline Skinner -

Funeral services for Hazel Perkins, age 95 of Bedford, who died Wednesday, August 29, 2007,

at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center were held Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 1.0:30 a.m.

at the Ritchie Funeral Home. Burial was held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials can

be directed to the Bedford Ambulance Service. Memories can be shared with the family on our

website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the

Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Hazel Pauline (Skinner) Perkins was born August 1, 1912, in Bedford, Iowa, the daughter of

Herbert Skinner and Grace (Rankin) Skinner. She grew up attending school, graduating with the

Class of 1930 with honors, having lived her entire life in the Bedford community. On June 19,

1935, she was united in marriage to Robert E. Perkins in Maryville, Missouri.

Together they shared fifty five wonderful years. Three daughters were born to bless

this union, Patricia, Martha and Carole.

Hazel was a busy homemaker at the farm as well as working in local grocery stores, restaurants,

Iowa Power & Light and twenty years with the City of Bedford. She was Deputy City Clerk when

she retired in 1982. Bob and Hazel also owned and operated the Bedford Bowling Lanes in the

late 1950's.

Hazel's teaching provided a strong lifelong background for raising her children, working in the

community and, later in life, as a volunteer at the nursing home. She was a very good cook and

shared her good food with many. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, shopping, knitting

and crocheting. She also enjoyed doing puzzles, watching Iowa sports, Cubs baseball and good 'ole

country music! By far, her greatest pleasure was being with and sharing with the family she had

taught to Love.

Hazel was a life-long member of the Christian Church always looking forward to the time spent

in fellowship.

Left to cherish Hazel's memory are her three daughters and husbands, Patricia and Ronald Fussner

of Osage Beach, Missouri; Martha and Donald Story of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Carole and Robert

Dawson of Bedford; granddaughters Kimberlee Chamberlain of Lone Tree, Iowa; Christina

and Craig Churchill of Clarinda; Paige Butterfield of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Christine Bridges and

Frank Rericha of Imperial, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Charles and

Joan Perkins of Rolling Hills, California; a sister-in-law, Virginia Crum of Roseville, California

and many other dear relatives and friends.

Preceding Hazel in death were her parents; her husband Robert on October 24, 1990; and a

grandson, Scott Chamberlain,

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Roberts, Opal Catherine Clark -

Memorial services for Opal Roberts, age 92 of Corning, who died Wednesday, September

12, 2007, at the Corning Nursing &• Rehab Center were held Saturday, September 15,

2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home in Corning. Private family interment

of ashes was held, in the Lincoln Center Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the

Alzheimer's Association. Memories can be shared with the family on our web page

www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-

Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.

Opal Catherine (Clark) Roberts was born September 21, 1914 in Orient, Iowa the

daughter of George Clark and Bertha L. (King) Clark. She grew up attending rural

schools and then attended the Creston High School. On April 6, 1954 she was

united in marriage to Dale Russell Roberts, and a son, Stanley, was born to bless

their marriage.

Opal and Dale loved working on the farm and the lifestyle it provided their

family. She looked forward to helping Dale, working side-by-side with him doing

the daily chores, tending her vegetable garden, canning the produce and taking

care of her flower beds. She was also a nurse who lovingly cared for many people

throughout her life. Opal was a wonderful cook who enjoyed baking for her family

and quilting when time allowed. She truly looked forward to spending time with

her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Lincoln

Center Church and the Ladies Aid.

Left to cherish Opal's memory are her son, Stanley Roberts and fiance Randy Day

of Corning; a brother, Harold Clark and wife Donna of Lenox; three grandchildren,

Tara Squibbs and husband Terry of Corning; Tammy Roberts and fiance Nathan Lens

of Creston; and Dale Roberts of Sioux City; two great-grandchildren, Mya Squibbs

of Corning and Jayson Lens of Creston; and a niece, Janelle Burroughs and husband

Vince of Wellman, Iowa; along with many other family members and friends.

Preceding Opal in death were her parents, George and Bertha Clark; her loving

husband, Dale Roberts in 1982; a brother, Cecil Clark; a sister, Maude Davis;

and a nephew Robert Clark.

Opal was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 19, 2007o


Spurrier, Leana Fern Shaffer -

Leana Fern Spurrier, daughter of John & Myrtle Ethington Shaffer, was born on

a farm north of Clearfield, Iowa on May 24, 1911 and passed away on September

18, 2007 at Clearview Home in Clearfield.

On December 26, 1931, she was united in marriage to R.E. Spurrier and to this

union 3 children were born; Richard, Dean, and John Paul Spurrier. Fern moved

to town at the age of 8 and lived the rest of her life in Clearfield.

Fern was valedictorian of her graduating class from Clearfield High School in 1929

and taught school for 3 years before getting married. She was a member of the

Clearfield Christian Church and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She

was a Past Matron of the Corneilia Chapter of Eastern Star, a member of the

Clearfield Lionells and a member of the Clearfield Library Board.

Fern & R.E. enjoyed camping and spent many winters in Texas and traveling to Japan

with the Lions Club in 1969. They also spent many Augusts camping with the Lions

at the State Fair.

Left to cherish her memory is her son Dean Spurrier & wife Brenda of Clearfield;

daughter-in-law Mary Ellen Spurrier of Clearfield; grandchildren Cory Spurrier

of Des Moines, Clint (wife Kris) Spurrier of Mt. Ayr, Scott (wife Lori) Spurrier of

Clearfield, Angela (husband Chris) Naydock of Gilbert, AZ, and Brent (wife Tracy)

Spurrier of Corning; 15 great grandchildren; 1 sister Margaret Henderson of Lenox;

3 sisters-in-law Charlene Shaffer of Clearfield, Audrey Shaffer of Boulder, CO,

and Betty Shaffer of Longmont, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son John Paul; son

Richard; 4 brothers Clyde, Gilbert, Delbert, and Donaven; 2 sisters Opal McMichael

and Louise French; brothers-in-law Earl Campbell, Harvey French, and Ralph McMichael;

and 2 sisters-in-law Lillian Campbell and Irma Shaffer.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at the Christian Church in

Clearfield with Rev. Eydie Stephens officiating. Burial was in Clearfield Cemetery.

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Stream, Harold Willis -

Harold W. Stream, 76, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away suddenly Tuesday, September

4, 2007 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September

7,2007 at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with Reverend Gary Landsness

officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American

Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitations

will be after 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family

present to greet friends after 5:00 p.m. followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service.

Visitations will continue Friday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service

time. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

www.carlsenfuneralhome.com. Pallbearers will be Ryan Stream, Leo Brennan, Scott

Kommes, Kyle Klein, Steve Schuster, and Chris Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will

be Norma Schuster, Joan Vondrack, LaVonne Kommes, Marlys Harms, Marlene

Bouguas, and Dorothy Luschen.

Harold Willis Stream was born July 23, 1931 at Creston, Iowa to Willis and Dorothy

(Bowen) Stream. Harold received his education at Lenox, Iowa. As a young man, he

worked for Vincent and Alvina Nubel on their farm for a few years. He

proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict

from February 12, 1953 to June 7, 1955 where he attained the rank of Sergeant.

Harold was united in marriage to Evelyn Anderson on July 22, 1953 at St. John's

Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Following his discharge from the service, Harold was

a truck driver for Maurice Harms and later drove for Phil Groetken for a few years.

Harold then went to work for the Iowa Public Service Company for a couple of

years. In 1961, Harold began his career as an owner / operator leased to Schuster

Grain Company until his retirement in October of 2003.

Harold and Evelyn are members of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. He is

also a member of the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars and the Le Mars

Eagle's Club.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Evelyn of Le Mars; 2 sons: Randy Stream of

 Le Mars and Ricky Stream and his wife Susan of Le Mars; 4 grandchildren: Tiffany

Brennan and her husband Leo, Courtney Stream, Katherine Stream, and Ryan Stream

all of Le Mars and 4 great grandchildren: Hannah, Michael, and Evan Stream, and

Emma Jacobs; 2 brothers: Lloyd "Bud" Stream and his wife Shirley of Camron, IL and

Howard "Skip" Stream and his wife Jannie of Harvest, Al; a sister Helen Nelson of

Orange City, IA.; his mother, Dorothy Stream of Lenox, Iowa; 2 sisters-in-law, Vi

Headid of Sioux City and Babe Anderson of Le Mars; and several nieces and


He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Stream; 2 brothers-in-law, Andy

Anderson and Mahlon Headid.

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Tillman, Bradley Gerald -

Bradley Gerald Tillman, 45, of Farragut, Iowa passed away July 29, 2007 at the Creighton

Medical Center in Omaha, Ne.

Born September 6, 1961 in Nebraska City, Ne., to Carl Roy and Glenna Louise (Mahaffey)

Tillman, Sr., Bradley spent his toddler years growing up in Nebraska City where he started

kindergarten. Bradley then moved to Sidney, Iowa where he spent his adolescent life and

attended school.

Bradley was with the Nebraska National Guard from 1980 until his honorable discharge

in 1984. In July 2, 1984, Bradley was united in marriage to Karilea Kay Martin in Rockport,

Mo. The couple resided in the Farragut, Iowa area.

In 1987 Bradley was the manager of Page Theater Home Video. During the 1990s, he ran

the first Shenandoah taxi service out of his home. From the mid to late 1990s, Bradley

was a 911 dispatcher for the Shenandoah Police Department and then the Fremont County

Sheriff's Department. He then worked part time at the Eagle's Lodge. In the past couple

years, Bradley had been doing odd jobs.

Bradley was baptized in the Sidney Baptist Church when he was a young boy. He loved to

work with his hands, whether it be on cars, computers or electronics. He also collected

keys. Bradley loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always willing to help. He

did not know a stranger. Family was very important to Brad. There was nothing he wouldn't

do for anyone. He was loved by many, and he will be missed by all.

Bradley is preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Gladys Tillman and Kenneth and

Merna Stibik; uncle, Frederick Tillman; aunt and uncle Kenneth and Virginia Holland; uncle,

Marvin Kelsey; aunt, Marilee Mallory and uncle, Jim Cornett.

He is survived by his wife, Karilea Tillman of Farragut; daughter, Lisa Tillman of Villisca;

son Matthew Tillman of Farragut; parents Carl and Glenna Tillman Sr., of Shenandoah;

brother, Rodney and wife Krista of Shenandoah; sister, Carlene (Tillman) Higgins of

Washington, Iowa; brother, John and wife Deb of Lenox; brother Michael of Shenandoah;

sister, Bonnie and husband Mark Dunn of Edwardsburg, Mo.; step brothers, Craig and wife

Rosemary Tillman and Carl Tillman, Jr. of Glenwood; stepsister, Teresa (Tillman) Davis

and husband Dan of Columbus, Oh.; step sister, Debbie Tillman Woods of Kansas City, Mo.;

five grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins and many friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday August 22, 2007