Page County, Iowa obituaries - S- names

Salomon, Harry, age 93, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Monday, September 12, 2005, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church or to the St. John Lutheran Church tape program. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Salomon was born August 14, 1912, at Woonsocket, South Dakota to William Salomon and Anna (Steeve) Salomon. He was baptized August 28, 1912 by Rev. C. F. Isreal at the Lutheran Church in South Dakota. He moved to East River Township, Clarinda, Iowa in 1916 with his parents. Harry joined St. John Lutheran Church and was confirmed June 20, 1926 by Rev. T. J. Vogel. Harry served as an elder and also held other positions in the church. He was united in marriage June 12, 1943, to Dorothy Abbott at the First Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Harry was a lifelong farmer until his retirement in 1977.

Preceding Harry in death were his parents; wife, Dorothy (May 28, 1987); infant sister; brothers-in-law, Lester Steeve and Kenneth Abbott and wife Valera.

Survivors include his sister, Erma Steeve of Clarinda, Iowa ; nieces, Kathleen Keith and husband Bill of Newberg, Indiana, Lolita Albers and husband Carl of Springfield, Missouri; four great nephews; one great niece and one great, great nephew.

Salway, Lemoyne (Bud) Francis, 77, of Villisca, Iowa, died at his home in Villisca, IA, on Sunday, March 26, 2006. He was born January 7, 1929, in Lead South Dakota, the son of Nicholas and Mamie (Fern) Salway.

Bud graduated from Hot Springs, South Dakota. He lived on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations until he entered the Air Force on November 22, 1948. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Baker on December 24, 1955 in Villisca, Iowa at the Presbyterian Manse.

During Buds life he had worked in construction, carpentry, cement work and after retiring had worked for Browns Sanitation. Bud was proud of his Sioux Indian heritage. He spoke the Sioux Indian Language and Korean. During the service he trained troops on jet aircraft. Bud enjoyed watching sports and movies and reading westerns. His main enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bud and his family appreciate all that Pam Cass did for him and his family.

Bud is survived by his wife Evelyn Salway of Villisca, IA, daughter Shala Scott and husband Roy of Villisca, IA and son Jeffrey Salway of Villisca, IA. grandchildren: Natasha Salway and Dustin Baird of Des Moines, IA, Jessica Salway of Villisca, IA, Nicholas Scott of Villisca, IA, Dawson Salway of Clarinda, IA, great grandchildren: Adrien Salway and Landen Salway of Villisca, IA. Extended family Elishia Anderson of Villisca, IA, Norma Rae Wolfe of Kellerton, IA, and Brandi Bisbee of Lincoln, NE, brother in laws and sisters in law: Donald Baker and wife Donna of Villisca, IA Sharon Farlin of Emerson, IA and Willis and Jean Baker of Red Oak, IA, plus nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents two brothers and one sister.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca, IA. Visitation will be held from 7-8 Wednesday evening at the Wolfe Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Hall officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date.

Samo, Matthew "Matt" - Funeral services for Matthew "Matt" Samo, age 20, of Villisca, Iowa, who died Wednesday, August 19, 2009 near Shenandoah, Iowa as a result of a motorcycle accident was held Monday, August 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Tim Maxa officiating.

Visitation was 1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 23, 2009 at the funeral home with the family greeting friends from 3-6 p.m. Burial was in the North Grove Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Matthew Jeffrey Samo was born December 10, 1988 at Clarinda, Iowa, to Jeffrey Lee Samo and Tammy June (England) Samo. Matt grew up on a farm south of Clarinda and in 1997 the family moved to the present residence northeast of Clarinda. He attended Clarinda Community Schools, kindergarten through 11th grade and graduated from Lenox High School.

Matt enjoyed sports and participated in football and wrestling while in high school. He excelled as a wrestler and thoroughly enjoyed the sport and being a part of the wrestling community.

Matt aspired to be an electrical lineman and was currently an apprentice lineman with the Local 55 Electrical Contractors.

Matt was a high energy kid and truly enjoyed life. He had a way of making people laugh with his quick wit and humor. Matt enjoyed the outdoors and the activities of trapping, hunting, fishing, dirt bike riding, four wheeling, girls and riding his motorcycle. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends and family and felt a deep commitment to them. He could always be counted on and was there when you needed him.

Preceding Matt in death were his grandparents, Everitt and June England and step-grandfather, Donald Goins.

Left to cherish his memory are his father, Jeff Samo of Villisca, Iowa; mother, Tammy Carmichael and husband Clint of Corning, Iowa; brothers, Benji Samo and wife Katy of Wayland, Iowa, Luke Samo of Villisca, Iowa; sister, Kally Carmichael of Gravity, Iowa; nephew, Gage Samo of Wayland, Iowa; paternal grandparents, Charles and Betty Samo of Villisca, Iowa; step-grandfather, Leland Carmichael of Corning, Iowa; step-grandmother, Linda Carmichael of Lenox, Iowa; step-grandfather, Larry Antisdel of Lenox, Iowa; aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

Matt will be greatly missed for his wit, sense of humor and great smile, but the memories will remain in our hearts forever. May the Lord grant comfort and peace to those that mourn Matt's passing.

Sandahl-Yei, Carroll, age 39, of Ogden, Utah, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2006, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the National Kidney Foundation. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carroll Joyce Sandahl-Yei was born November 21, 1966, in Emporia, Kansas, daughter of Fred Sandahl and Joyce Eileen Guthrie-Tornholm. She was a 1985 graduate of Clarinda High School and received her Bachelor of Education degree in 1991 from Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa.

Carroll was united in marriage on August 31, 1991, to Matthew A. Yei in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has lived in Clarinda, Iowa, Omaha, Nebraska, Des Moines, Iowa and in Ogden, Utah since 1991. Carroll was a member of the Methodist Church. She taught sixteen years at Hillfield Elementary School, Roy, Utah. Carroll was a member of the N.E.A. and D.E.A. Her hobbies and interests were horses.

Carroll was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edward and Millicent Guthrie, Harry Sandahl and her mother-in-law, Evie Yei.

Surviving are her husband, Matthew Yei of Ogden, Utah; mother, Joyce Guthrie Tornholm of New Market, Iowa; father, Fred Sandahl of Essex, Iowa; father-in-law, Biff Yei of Ogden, Utah; grandmother, Doris Sandahl of Shenandoah, Iowa; three brothers, David Guthrie of Clarinda, Iowa, Steven Guthrie of College Springs, Iowa; Marc Sandahl of Ft. Collins, Colorado sisters, Sue Sandahl of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Kerri Golden of Nebraska City, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.

Savage, Wm - Died, at his residence in Mason twp [Taylor County, Iowa], on Tuesday, August 21, 1883, of malarial fever, Mr Wm Savage, aged 54 years, 11 months and 5 days. The funeral took place from the residence at one o'clock on Wednesday, conducted by Elder J.P. Lucas, of Bedford, and the remains were buried at the Memory cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Christian church and had lived in Mason twp for eight years. He leaves a wife and three children, and many friends to mourn his demise. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of friends. The New Market News, Aug 23, 1883 Vol 1 #16.

Scheerer, Charlene Ann Winger, 75, of Joplin, passed away on March 24, 2005 at the home of her daughter after an 8-month illness.
Charlene was born September 30, 1929 in Yorktown, Iowa to Ernest and Kathryn (Gates) Winger. She attended Clarinda (Iowa) High School and Joplin Junior College. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Tri-State Bookkeeping, Joplin for 18 years, and at Glen's Diesel, Joplin for 12 years. After retiring at age 68, she enjoyed playing Bingo with good friends, reading, crossword puzzles and Wheel of Fortune. She also loved cooking for family gatherings.
Her parents and a brother preceded Charlene in death. Survivors include her son Steve Scheerer, wife Dawn, and grandchildren Paige and Dillon, Buffalo, MO; her daughter Vicki Fitzgerald, husband Dennis, and grandson Tyler, Joplin; her stepmother, Leone Winger, Clarinda, Iowa; stepsister Karen Carlson, husband Ken, Des Moines, Iowa; stepsister Beverly Odom, husband Andy, Galveston, Texas; stepsister Elayne Redfearn, husband Mike, Richardson, Texas; and a stepbrother, Royce Duncan, wife Jan, Maryville, MO.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. with internment at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Community Hospices of America (Joplin) or First Presbyterian Church.

Schlender, Fredrick "Fred" A., 84, died Jan. 14, 2006, in rural Moundridge.

He was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Newton, the son of Milton C. and Edna M. Nanninga Schlender. He graduated in 1939 from Moundridge High School. A longtime Moundridge and Burrton resident, he was a dairy farmer.

He belonged to United Methodist Church, American Legion Rosser C. Fraser Post No. 340, both in Moundridge, Halstead-Burrton Veterans of Foreign Wars and Commander of the Wichita Chapter of Ex-prisoners of War. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was with the Second Division at the D-Day Invasion and Battle of the Bulge, where he was captured.

On Aug. 8, 1947, he married Gwendolyn "Gwen" Farquhar in College Springs, Iowa. She surviyes.

Other survivors include: a son, Fredrick "Rick" Jr., Burrton; three daughters, Joyce McDowell, Halstead, Marilyn Wilkens, Hutchinson, and Betty Matt, Frisco, Texas; four brothers, Melvin, Wichita, Harold, McPherson, John, Manhattan, and Keith, Holland, Ohio; three sisters, Bethe Cowan, Topeka, Cathie Becker, Newton, and Lois Propp, Willmar, Minn.; and three granddaughters, Denise Wilkens, Lynette Wilkens and Erica Schlender.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Allen Schlender.

Graveside services were held 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 in Mound Township Cemetery. Memorial service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moundridge United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jeanine Rishel presiding. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moundridge Funeral Home, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Moundridge United Methodist Church, Burrton United Methodist Church or Memorial Home, all in care of the funeral home.

Schnider, Cheryl L. Lamb, 32, of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away November 6, 2005 at NHS Clarkson Hospital in Omaha of cancer. She was born in Shenandoah, Iowa to Samuel E. & Millie (Baker) Lamb on October 2, 1973 and graduated from Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs where she lived most of her life. She lived in Clarinda from 1999-2004 while working as a CNA for Home Sweet Home, Inc. in Clarinda for 5 years.

She was a member of South Omaha Church of God. She was married to Jay Schnider on March 22, 1998.

She is survived by her husband Jay Schnider of Council Bluffs, 2 daughters Brittany & Caylee Schnider both of Council Bluffs and 2 sons Jamie & Brandon Schnider both of Council Bluffs, parents Sam & Millie Lamb of Council Bluffs, sister Tammy Pitcher & husband Steve of Council Bluffs, brother Jay Lamb of Council Bluffs, grandmother Patty Baker of Council Bluffs, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & many friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Mortuary. Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Cutler-O-Neill Meyer Woodring Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Riddle, South Omaha Church of God officiating. A luncheon will follow at the South Omaha Church of God, 17th & J St. in Omaha. Burial will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Union Grove Cemetery in Northboro, Iowa.

Memorials can be made to Cheryl L. Lamb Schnider Memorial at Centris Credit Union.

Scholl, Mrs T.C. and Mrs W.L. Baxter, two women prominent in Shenandoah social affairs and both members of the same social club, Elite Needle Club, died about the same hour Thursday afternoon, April 17, 1919, of Pernicious anaemia [sic], the Shenandoah Sentinel-Post reports. Mrs Scholl died in Shenandoah and Mrs Baxter in Kansas Ctiy.

Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 24, 1919

Scott, Sarah E. Bebout – Mrs Sarah E. Scott died early Friday morning at her home in west Clarinda, after a long and painful illness, aged 70 years the 29th day of July last. Miss Sarah Bebout was born in Crawford county, Ohio, where she was reared to womanhood. On the 28th of November, 1850, she was married to Mr R.W. Scott. In 1856 they came west to Iowa, and in 1860 they located in Clarinda which became their permanent home. Mr Scott successfully following his trade of a harness maker until the time of his death, in Oct 1895. Two children were born to them. Herbert H. Scott, still a resident of this city, and Estella E. Scott, later the wife of T.H. Bedwell, who died in this city in Sept 1882. Being an early settler here, Mrs Scott endured the trials of our town in its infancy and enjoyed its growth later on to a prosperous and progressive city with plenty of means at her command to take life easy. She was a devoted wife, a kind and indulgent mother and for many years a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral took place Saturday at 10:30 am from the residence, conducted by Rev J.N. Maclean, and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery by the side of her husband and daughter. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, May 7, 1903

Sebeniecher, Steven George, 54, of Elk Horn, Iowa passed away on Friday, December 30, 2005 at his residence. He was born September 6, 1951 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Memorial services were held at First Assembly of God on Monday, January 2, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. Al Hazelton officiating.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Sebeniecher.

Survivors include his mother Rosenia (Mascher) Sebeniecher of Stanton; wife Pam (Riggle) Sebeniecher of Elk Horn; sons Steven and Max both of Elk Horn; daughter Stephany of Omaha, NE; step-son Robert of Des Moines; brothers Mike (Debbie) Sebeniecher of Oskaloosa, IA, Rex (Doris) Sebeniecher of Stanton and John (Angie) Sebeniecher of Double Oak, TX; sister Connie (Randy) Pendleton of Red Oak, IA; two grandchildren.

Shambaugh, James – Slowly and steadily Father Time had been throwing his mantle closer about the life of our pioneer townsman, James Shambaugh, until the time for his departure came.

It was getting late Friday evening when the hour of his departure came and he heard the voice that called him home. His only child, I.W. Shambaugh was up town and the housekeeper, Mrs Davis, was at the home of a neighbor where Mr Shambaugh had asked that she go to learn of the condition of a boy who had been sick for some time. Nature provides strange things and an evidence of this is shown in the return of Mrs Davis at a time when Mr Shambaugh was uneasy because of a tickling in his throat. He was provided with the cough drops he was hunting and he rapidly grew worse. A physician was called and the son was sent for. No human power could give him relief. He had heard the call and he was ready to go. The physician called the trouble “pulmonary edoema.”

Mr Shambaugh was born in Cochocton county, Ohio, October 15, 1825, and died at his home in Clarinda, Iowa, October 21, 1910. He was reared on his father’s farm in Ohio, but at the age of nineteen he began clerking in the store of B.B.S. Cone, at Conesville, Ohio, where he remained for about eight years, coming to Oregon, Mo., in 1853. At Oregon he had charge of a store and postoffice while the proprietor went west in search of gold. He returned to Ohio in November and the following March 1854 came to Iowa and entered upon a tract of land in Mills county, near where the town of Tabor now stands. In the same year he purchased a stock of good from Gordon, Townsend & Co merchants of Glenwood, Iowa and moved the stock to Clarinda and opened up a store on the present square and sold the first goods in the town and continued in the business until March 1855, when he sold his business to J.H. Powers.

Mr Shambaugh was married to Miss Julia Jaycox, of Green county, New York, May 2, 1858. Of this union two children were born, Ira W. and Charles I., the later of whom was accidently killed, Nov 16, 1879. Mrs Shambaugh’s death occurred March 7, 1897.

At an early date, Mr Shambaugh identified himself with the First Baptist church of this city and has been a power for good in the church and S.S. in his several capacities in the governing body of the church. He has been growing old, and the frailties of the body made it difficult for him to attend services, but he was always in his place at the religious meetings, and the vacant pew will bring sweet rememberances to the church members when they think of the many timely suggestions from him through all these years.

The funeral was held from the late residence, Oct, 24th, at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Rev Watson of the Baptist church of Villisca, assisted by Dr Williamson of the First United Presbyterian church of this city. The music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs Jas Scroggs, Miss Amy Chiles, Mr H.E. Spry and L.H. Jones. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Interment was in the lovely lot which he owned in the Clarinda cemetery.

In 1855 Mr Shambaugh, with T.B. Gordon of Baltimore, Md., purchased a sawmill two miles southeast of Clarinda, on the Nodaway river, transforming it into the first grist mill in the county. The first corn was ground at this mill in Feb 1857. Soon after, the firm added machinery for making flour. This firm continued in business until Mr Gordon’s death about 1897, after which date Mr Shambaugh contined to operate the mill until it was destroyed by fire in 1896.

In the ‘60s he purchased a mill at a point about six miles south of Clarinda where he operated the mill and conducted a trading point for the early settlers. Our records do not show what the place was then called, but as soon as the railroad passed through, the place was named Shambaugh.

In 1883 his son Ira W. Became identified with him in business at this place and the old land mark was torn down and a new mill constructed to take its place. This mill was destroyed by lightning in 1897 and the firm built the flouring mill at Clarinda, making more than a half of a century atha he had been identified with the milling interests of this county.

Those present at the funeral were: Mrs Claudis B. Landaker, of Parsons, Kan., who was a ward and grew up in the Shambaugh home, Mrs Charles Shambaugh, of Coshocton, Ohio, a sister-in-law now 88 years old, Mrs W.W. Parks, of Hennessey, Ohio and Mrs Teresa Boyd, of  Coshocton, Ohio. The later two were nieces of the deceased.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 27, 1910

Father James Shambaugh died suddenly Friday night about 12 o'clock at his home in east Clarinda, in the 85th year of his age. He had been in usual good health previously, having been out around the day before and ate his supper and retired early as had long been his habit. About ten o'clock a noise was heard from his apartment and entering the bedroom he was found to be breathing heavily. Assistance was called but he could not be restored and quietly passed away. He was conscious until the last, having told his son Ira that he could not get his breath ten minutes before he died. There was no struggle or apparent pain when the end came.
Jas. Shambaugh was born Oct. 15, 1825, at Coshocton, Ohio, receiving a common school education. At the age of 19 he took up a clerkship in a dry goods store at Conesville, Ohio. In 1853 he went to Oregon, Mo., and took up clerking. Shortly after he returned to Ohio, and while on the boat down the Missouri river he met T. B. Gordon of Baltimore, Md., who prevailed on him to return to Iowa, and in March 1854 he located at Glenwood, Iowa, and purchased an interest in a general store and also entered 210 acres of land. He then purchased a portion of the stock of goods and removed them to Clarinda the same year, occupying a log cabin on the west side of the square, said to be the first merchandise sold in Clarinda. In 1856 he became interested with T. B. Gordon in a sawmill two and a half miles southeast of this city, which was soon converted into a gristmill, the first in the county. He conducted the store until 1865 when it was sold to J. H. Powers. Later on he purchased the gristmill at Shambaugh and his son Ira W. took the management in 1882. In about a year's time the two mills were destroyed by fire, and in 1897, Mr. Shambaugh and his son Ira built the large flouring mill in this city which is still in successful operation.
Mr. Shambaugh was married to Miss Julia Jaycox of Green county, N. Y., May 2, 1858, and two children were born to them, Ira W. and Charles, the latter passing away Nov. 16, 1879. During the year 1855 Mr. Shambaugh became deputy county treasurer and recorder, and was also postmaster of Clarinda. At one time was a member of the school board and also held several other positions of trust. The interest of Clarinda was always his interest. He was generous, liberal and kind to almost a fault. During the grasshopper scourge he loaned many a family flour without security. As a church member he was a model, and the Baptist organization was always liberally protected and carried on by the aid of his money and influence. Clarinda's growth has been closely allied with his helping hand. A good man has gone to his long home.
The funeral took place from his late home Monday at 10:30 a. m. conducted by Rev. J. W. Watson, pastor of the Villisca Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Williamson, pastor of the U. P. church in this city, and his remains laid to rest by the side of his wife and son in the city cemetery.
Among the relatives present at the funeral were, Mrs. Caroline Shambaugh of Coshocton, Ohio, his sister-in- law, now 88 years of age; also her two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Parks of Hennesy, Okla., and Mrs. Teressa Boyd of Coshocton, Ohio; Mrs. W. H. Landaker of Parsons, Kans., whose guardian Mr.
Shambaugh had been from the time she was seven years of age, and was one of the family until her marriage. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 27, 1910

Shields, Arda - Funeral services were held July 3, at Glendale, Ca for Arda M. Shields, who died Jun 30 [1978] at Los Angeles.

She was born June 28, 1882 and leaves surviving children, Loleta Wise, Ivan Shields, Loren Shields, Thelbert Shields, Melba Stubbs and Lois Jean Casarreto.

She was preceded in death by Alvin Shields, Herald J. Shields, Lacretia Shields and her husband Albert.

The Rev Don Boyd of the United Methodist Church in Los Angeles conducted the service and interment was in Forest Lawn Memoral-Park, Glendale.

Clarinda Herald Journal, Clarinda, Ia, Jul 17, 1978

Shum, Hazel Shum, age 66, of Stratford, Iowa, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at the Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 10. 2005,at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. There will be open visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Shum was born June 2, 1938, in Page County, Iowa, to Glen Shum and Dona Gladys (Martindale) Shum. Hazel attended Sullivan Country School in Page County and was a graduate of Clarinda High School. Following graduation she worked at local restaurants and until she moved to Omaha, Nebraska and worked in the dietary department of Clarkson Hospital until she became disabled. Hazel was a member of the Clarinda United Methodist Church.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Catherine Kent and her husband Frank Kent; brother-in-law, Vernon Woodard; sister, Bertha Hogandam and her husband Nick; brother-in-law, Cecil Aikman. Survivors include her sisters: Ruth Aikman of Portland, Oregon, Thelma Minor and her husband Dwight of Centerville, Iowa, Alice Woodard of Clarinda, Iowa, Rae Johnson and her husband Bob of Gillette, Wyoming; brothers: Harry Shum and his wife Clarice of Clarinda, Iowa, Jim Shum and his wife Billie of Clarinda, Iowa, Lloyd Shum and his wife Sheryl of Clarinda, Iowa, Dale Shum and his wife Idel of Portland, Oregon; many nieces and nephews.

Simmons, John W., age 76, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of rural Shenandoah, Iowa, died Sunday, October 22, 2006 at the St. Joseph Villa, Omaha, Nebraska.

Graveside memorial services will be held.2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at the Veteran's Memorial Chapel, Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2006 prior to the service. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

John William Simmons was born October 3, 1930 at Shenandoah, Iowa to Franklin Benjamin Simmons and Dora (Hunter) Simmons. He was a graduate of Shenandoah High School. John was united in marriage October 7, 1950 to Marian Alice Markus. She preceded him in death September 1, 2003. John was a lifetime farmer. In addition to his farming he also had worked as night watchman at Tarkio College, worked at Vet-a-Mix, Shenandoah, and retired as security guard at Eaton Corporation, Shenandoah.

John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marian; son, John William Simmons II. Survivors include his daughter, Joan Fredrickson and husband Steve of Omaha, Nebraska; son, David Franklin Simmons and wife Becky of Ankeny, Iowa; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Simons, W.G. – W.G. Simons died at his home here Friday afternoon after an illness of several months. Mr Simons, who was a painter by trade has been a resident of Coin for about five years and was very much respected by all who knew him. He leaves two children to mourn his demise, the mother having died several years ago. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, May 11, 1916

Simpson, Robert, age 61, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. There will be open visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230. Memorials may be directed to the American Legion. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Robert Eugene Simpson was born September 29, 1944, at Elmo, Missouri, to Roy Simpson and Lucille (Bast) Simpson. He was a graduate of South Page High School and attended college. He served his country during the Vietnam conflict in the United States Army. Bob was united in marriage February 8, 1969, to Betty Winger at Clarinda, Iowa.

Upon returning home from the service, Bob worked at the Page County Engineer's office. He started farming in 1972 in the Clarinda area. In 1998, he began working at NSK Corporation in addition to his farming. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also enjoyed bowling.

Preceding Bob in death were his parents and father-in-law, Don Winger.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Tracy Harper and husband Tyler of Johnston, Iowa; mother-in-law, Hazel Winger of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Jeff Sederburg and wife Robyn of Clarinda, Iowa, Jackie Sederburg of New Market, Iowa, Kelly Simpson and wife Michelle of College Springs, Iowa, Holly Nicholson; brother, Bill Simpson and wife Katie of College Springs, Iowa.

Sims, Danny, age 75, of Farragut, Iowa, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the Creighton Medical Center Emergency Room, Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Danny Dee Sims was born August 30, 1930, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Cressie S. Sims and Mary Marjorie (Denney) Sims. He was a graduate of Clarinda High School and Northwest Missouri University, Maryville, Missouri and he received his Masters degree from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1951-1955 during the Korean Conflict. Danny was united in marriage to Marla Wilson December 29, 1955 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. She preceded him in death May 14, 2003.

Danny was a teacher and coach. He first taught and coached at Galt, Missouri. He then taught and coached at Carson, Iowa, Lenox, Iowa, Farragut, Iowa and retired at Albany, Missouri. Through the years Danny had coached all boys and girls sports, including, football, basketball, track and baseball. Following his retirement at Albany, he moved to Farragut, Iowa to an acreage. After retirement, he coached football at Farragut. Danny loved all animals and on his acreage he raised rabbits, cats, turkeys, goats, peacocks, dogs and horses.

Preceding Danny in death were his parents; wife, Marla; two grandchildren, Trevor Bell and Ryan Holman.

Survivors include his children: Stacy Sims and his wife Dawn Sims of Farragut, Iowa, Savon Daum and husband Greg Morris of Bloomington, Minnesota, Shawn Holman and husband Larry of Farragut, Iowa, Shelly Holman and husband Rick of Milford, Iowa, Shannan Athen and husband Curtis of Hamburg, Iowa, Stacia Bell and husband Myron of Bellevue, Nebraska, Stefany Cheeks of Lansing, Michigan, Shane Sims and wife Rachael of Ft. Benning, Georgia; twenty five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother, Lester Sims of Clarinda, Iowa; sister, Imalda Lile and husband Walter of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; brother-in-law, Jerry Wilson of Carter Lake, Iowa; brother-in-law, Ron Wilson of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Janette Wilson of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Skinner, Byron, Mrs – Mrs Robert Downing of north of town received word last week of the death of a niece, Mrs Ethel Skinner Haas, who died Nov 5, and also the death of the wife of her nephew, Byron Skinner’s who died a few days later, both from influenza. Their home was at Huron, S.D., and the Skinner family were formerly resident of this place. Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 21, 1918

Slauter, Fred, Mr and Mrs – Mr and Mrs Fred Slauter, formerly of Hepburn, both died this week at Elliott [Iowa], of the flu. Mrs Slauter died Sunday and Mr Slauter Monday. Their son, Nelson a young boy, also is reported seriously ill. Mr Slauter formerly had charge of the Green Bay lumber yard in Hepburn. He went to Elliott to continue in the lumber business there. Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1918

Sliger, Robert, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

Funeral services were held 10:30 A.M. Monday, May 8, 2006, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. There was open visitation at the funeral home. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa was in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Robert Dale Sliger was born at College View, Nebraska, March 30, 1921, to Jesse C. Sliger and Gladys F. (Henn) Sliger. He was united in marriage August 19, 1941 at Auburn, Nebraska to Irene Greever. Bob was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre. Upon his return home he farmed and he then started his own trucking business.

He also had a bulldozer and built terraces for farmers. Bob also helped build the first Air Force base in Greenland in 1951-1952. He retired in 1985 as a professional truck driver for Jack Cooper Auto Transport in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kansas City, Missouri and Denver, Colorado. Bob's main hobby and enjoyment was driving a truck. He also enjoyed playing cards, traveling, fishing and country music. His greatest enjoyment was his family; he and Irene were present at every grandchild's high school and college graduations.

Preceding Bob in death were his parents, sister, Betty Sliger and one grandchild, Lucas Scheid. Survivors include his wife Irene of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Clarence (Corky) Sliger and wife Lyn of Grant, Iowa; daughter, Sherrill Helderop and husband Otto of Billings, Montana; daughter, Rita Sliger of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Rhonda Davis and husband Jim of Murray, Utah; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, sister, Fairis Maas of Shenandoah, Iowa, and multiple nephews and nieces.

Smith - James Alan Smith, son of James Dean and Lorene (Bissel) Smith, was born on November 4, 1961 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He passed away on Monday, November 29, 2004 at his residence in Clarinda, Iowa following a lengthy bout with cancer at the age of 43.
Alan grew up in Shenandoah, Iowa and attended the Shenandoah Schools. Alan worked in construction and moved to Clarinda in 1996. He worked for Don Myers Construction and England Painting & Roofing. On November 20, 2004, Alan was united in marriage to Tammy Mosier. Among his favorites were fishing, hunting, camping and collecting knives and wolf statues. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR Racing and wrestling. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Those who knew him best, will remember Alan for his great sense of humor and the way he liked to joke with them. He had concern for everyone around him and was always the first to help when someone was in need. Alan found out in March of this year that he had cancer. During the last few months, Alan spent most of his time making sure his family and personal affairs were taken care of and had made peace with himself.
Preceding Alan in death were his father, James Dean Smith; grandparents, Leon and Hildy Smith; father-in-law, Gary Barton; and brother-in-law, Mike Repasky. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Smith; children Jamie, Jessica, Jonathan, Ashley, Amber and Tylor; mother, Corene Smith; mother-in-law, Carol Mosier; two sisters, Ann and Jim Dawson and Jane and Jason England; brother-in-laws, Chris Mosier and Junior Brown and family; sister-in-law, Carol Mosier; nieces, Lori Aley, Kristy Smith and family, Melissa and Ken Rahn and family, Amanda and Jon Madden and family; nephew, Jarrod and Christina Brown and family; grandson, Jacob; other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services were held Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Allan Bash. Casket bearers were Jason England, Jarrod Brown, Jon Madden, Ken Rahn, Donnie Myers and Kevin Hoyt. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at

Smith,  Arthur Field, 87, of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Capital Health Systems at Fuld.
Born in New York City, NY, he has been a Hamilton resident since World War II.
He was educated in the Public Schools of Clarinda, IA, and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1936. He attended Maryville, Missouri, Teacher's College (now Maryville University) for two years before going into the Army.
Art joined the Iowa National Guard and entered the US Army when the National Guard was nationalized. He became a Sergeant in the 34th Division. He was sent to Fort Benning, GA to become a 2nd Lieutenant in the 88th Infantry Division at Camp Gruber, OK. He served six years in the US Army in WWII in North Africa and Italy. He was wounded in the Appennine Mountains and also spent 1 ½ years in US Army hospitals before being discharged with the Purple Heart and European Theatre Medals.
Art was a self employed businessman in Hamilton, NJ, for 58 years. He was an inventor, entrepreneur, manufacturer, a towing expert and a Distributor for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches and related items.
Art was a former President of the 88th Infantry Division Association and member for 20 years and a member of their Board of Trustees; a Trustee of the Children's Aid Society of New York City; an elder of the Liberty Street Church of Christ in Hamilton for 40 years and Elder and Trustee of the Wee Nursery; a Trustee of the Hamilton Township Historical Society; has served for 18 years on the Board of the Orphan Train Heritage Society of American and is also a life member; is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #41, the VFW Post #3525 and the Amvets #1776. He was also a member of the Friends of the Hamilton Library.
When Art was 71 years old, he wrote to the Children's Aid Society in New York City to learn his origins. He was stunned to learn that he had been abandoned as an infant and left in a basket in Gimbel's Department Store in New York City, by a well dressed lady.
He was well dressed and cared for, but with no identification.
When he was five years old, the Children's Aid Society sent him by train to Clarinda, IA, to find a home. In the Methodist Church, Art climbed on a man's lap and asked him,
"Are you going to be my Daddy?" That man took Art home to live with his family and adopted him in 1929.
Art has been very actively involved in the history of the Orphan Train Movement (1854-1929) and the beginnings of social work in the United States. Young students have been very interested in his Orphan Train stories and talks because so many young people today have parallel difficulties in their lives.
He is predeceased by his adopted parents, James Worley and Lillian Erwin Smith and his brother, Cecil Smith. He is survived by his wife Georgianna Smith; two daughters, Carole Lee Chiacchio and her husband Guy, Patricia Ceria Kiefer and her husband Richard; two grandsons, Gerald Ceria and his wife Rosa, Jeffrey Ceria and his wife Rebecca Jo; a great grandson, Jason Ceria; his brother's widow, Elaine Smith and her sons, nieces and nephews.
Art has lived a long, busy, industrious life and went to his eternal reward on Saturday, May 7, 2005.
A Funeral Service will be held 9am Friday, May 13 at the Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Avenue, Trenton, NJ.
Interment will follow in Gen. William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ.
Family and friends may call 6-9pm Thursday, May 12 at the Memorial Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Children's Aid Society, 105 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010-5413, Attn: Cathy O'Rourke ( or to the Liberty Street Church of Christ, 2329 Liberty Street, Hamilton, NJ 08629, Attn: Minister Bill Henry.

Smith, Harrison Geroldson "Harry" - (Harry) Harrison Geroldson Smith was born near Gravity, Iowa on August 8, 1914 and passed away at Clarkson Hopsital in Omaha, Ne., Jun 20, 1988 at the age of 73 years, 10 months, 12 days. Harry was the son of James C. and Rosa N. Darnold Smith and was the fourth child of a family of 10 children. He was married on Sept 15, 1934 to Irene Daisy Berringer. This union was blessed with five children, James I.; Marvin C. of Coin, Ia; Galen C. of Bentonville, Ar; Mrs Thomas Miller (Ilene), Glenwood, Ia; and Mrs Gary LaFallette (Arlene) of Joplin, Mo.

Harry accepted Jesus as his savior early in his life and endeavored to lead a Christian life to the end. He cared about people and is remembered for his good nature and sense of humor. Harry loved the land and spent most of his years farming in Taylor and Page counties. His love of the past encouraged him to collect and preserve many antiques which he truly enjoyed showing to others.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Verna Berringer, and one son, James Irvin. He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Marvin, Galen, Ilene and Arlene; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He also leaves behind two brothers, Walter of Bedford, Ia, Ernie of Chico, Ca; six sisters, Audra Davison and Ermol Kelso of Clarinda Ia, Hilda Lymer of Wichita, Ks, Norma Hall of Clayton, La, Opal Christensen of Iowa Falls, Ia, and Eulalee Warneke of Council Bluffs.

Services were held at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda on June 23 by Rev Roy Lighty of the First Church of God of Craig, Mo. Betty Wennihan and Sandra Callahan sang duets and Dalaina Smith was at the register. Casket Bearers were Galen and Darren Smith, Thomas and Jerry Miller, Gary and Ken LaFollette. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 14, 1988

Spaulding, Mary Elizabeth Jackson - Hawleyville, (Special) -- Hawleyville lost her oldest citizen, in the death of Mrs Mary E. Spaulding Friday.

Memories of the covered wagon in which she came in 1857, of Indians capturing her baby, of weary travelers stopping at their Tavern in Hawleyville, of robbers chloroforming Mr Spaulding, and the thrilling capture, are among the clear-cut memories which she had been able to pass down to the present generation.

At the annual old settlers' picnic, Mrs Spaulding was considered dean of them all. She was past 94 years of age at her death.

Mary Elizabeth Jackson, eldest daughter of William and Ester Jackson, was born Aug 28, 1841, in Shelbyville, Shelby county, Indiana, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ed Hakes, on March 21, 1936, at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 23 days.

She came with her parents, six brothers and a sister to Page county, Iowa, in 1857 at the time of the "great migration" that moved into the Mississippi valley, and settled on what is known as the Copeland Grove farm. Here the family watched the stream of population move on to the west.

In March 1860 she was united in marriage to Alfred Madden, and to this union was born one son, William Edward. At the outbreak of the Civil war Mr Madden enlisted with Co 128 Inf., from which he never returned to his family, dying with camp fever near Helena, Ark., in 1864.

She endured many hardships during these pioneer days. She rode horseback to Bedford, a distance of 20 miles, to file for a meager pension which she later received.

One of her tense moments was when the Indiana who were camping near by took her small son into their wigwam, calling him "Pretty Child," but with a little persuasion he was returned to his mother unharmed.

In 1866 she was married to E.J. Spalding. They immediately started housekeeping by keeping "Tavern" in the town of Hawleyville, and kept many a weary traveler who had come by stage coach, as this was the place where an exchange of horses was made.

Later they conducted a general merchandise store, which included the postoffice, the mail being brought here on a star route. While she assisted in the store, he managed the farm.

Another one of her experiences was when their store was robbed and Mr Spalding was chloroformed, the effects of which he never fully recovered, it leaving his heart in a weakened condition. The robbers were captured and placed in jail at Glenwood, it being the nearest to Hawleyville at that time, but while awaiting trial they escaped. She saw the growth of Hawleyville as it became a considerable town, and when the railroad developed other centers, and the high water swept the mill away the town began to decline.

Outside of her own personal affairs she had two special interests, the work among the veterans of the Civil war, and the church. There were two gatherings which she always attended up to the last year of her life, the old settlers' reunion and the Decoration day programs. These occasions will not be quite the same without the presence of "Grandma" Spalding.

As the years moved on, she frankly recognized that the end could not be far away, but until she was 90 she took a keen interest in the affairs of the nation as reported in the papers and over the radio. When her eyes failed so she could not read, and the complexity of the radio seemed to confuse her, she still persisted in living alone and caring for herself. Not until last October would she consent to be taken into the home of her daughter, Mrs Hakes. When the spring came she was planning to return to her own home. When her last illness set in it quickly sapped her remaining strength and she passed unafraid into the Great Beyond.

To Mr and Mrs Spalding were born two children, Charles Harry who passed away May 2, 1923, and Mary E. Hakes who resides on the home place. Mr Spalding died about 50 years ago. She also leaves six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, besides a large host of other relatives and friends.

She was a long time member of the Methodist church and was a great church worker and community builder until recent years when age prevented it.

She was carried to her last resting place in the Hawleyville cemetery by six close relatives, Dale and Lloyd Jackson, Eddie and Manley madden, George Spalding and Harry Hakes. Funeral services were at the Ed Hakes home and burial in Hawleyville cemetery. The flowers were taken care of by Irma and Lois Madden.

She was the last of a family of eight children to pass from this world, and despite her many losses of loved ones she had faith and trust in God to carry on and went her way lending a helping hand to those who she thought needed it.

Spencer, Cynthy Ann - Funeral services for Cynthy Ann Spencer of Villisca, IA, were held April 26, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Villisca with burial in the Villisca Cemetery.

Cynthy died April 23, 2005, at the Stanton Care Center in Stanton, IA, where she had been a resident since February 18, 2005.

Cynthy was born January 23, 1940, in Shenandoah, IA, the daughter of Al and LaVeta (Sullivan) Sloey. She was a 1958 graduate of the Shenandoah High School.

After graduation, Cynthy worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in Shenandoah, Carroll and Red Oak.

Cynthy married Dale Spencer on August 23, 1963. She babysat, worked at K-Mart, the Dime Store and was a stay-at-home mom. She had worked as a dietary assistant at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center from 1991 until ill health forced her to retire in 2001.

Cynthy was a member of the Morton Mills Union Church, the Villisca Lions Club, Eastern Star, and was an EMT for Villisca for many years. In 2004, she was honorary co-chairman for the Montgomery County Relay for Life.

She is survived by her husband Dale of Villisca; son Alan Spencer and wife Andrea of Gilbert, IA; and daughter Dee Brand and husband Russell of Davenport; two grandchildren, Samuel and Jarred Brand; one brother Michael Sloey and wife Janet of Manchester, MO; plus other relatives and friends.

Cynthy was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Victor Wayne Spencer.

Memorials may be directed to the Villisca EMTs. Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca in charge of arrangements.

Sperry, Dr. Frederick, age 89, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Windmill Manor, Coralville, Iowa. Burial with military rites will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorial services will follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Nodaway Historical Museum or to the Clarinda Regional Health Center Foundation. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frederick Samuel Sperry was born June 24, 1915, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Frederick Hugo Sperry and Aletha (Miller) Sperry. All of his early life was spent in Clarinda except for 1928-1929, when the family lived in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1932 and Clarinda Junior College in 1934. He attended the University of Iowa for one year and graduated from the University of West Virginia in 1936, with a political science major. He and Mary A. Dickinson were married on August 1, 1939 in Clinton, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1941 and completed his internship in Akron, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army the day after Pearl Harbor and was inducted into the Army Air Force November 1942, serving as a flight surgeon and instructor in high altitude physiology. He was discharged with the rank of Captain in 1946 and returned to Clarinda to open his General Practice. In 1948, he joined Dr. Norman Johnson in a general surgery practice until his retirement in 1976. Upon retirement, he began a second "career" in woodworking, making many pieces of fine furniture. He was a member of the American Academy of Abdominal surgeons, Page County Medical Association, American Legion Post, a 50 year member of Masons, Kiwanis, University of Iowa President's Club, Westminster United Presbyterian Church and later, the First United Methodist Church. He served two terms on the Page County Conservation Board. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, trap shooting and being an Iowa Hawkeye supporter.
He was preceded in death were his parents; wife, Mary (2001); brother, John Sperry; sisters, Eunice and Pruella and daughter-in-law, Mercedes Boos Sperry. Survivors include his son, John Sperry of Missoula, Montana; daughter, Rebecca Zaharias of Iowa City, Iowa; grandchildren: Brian Sperry and wife Kelly, Todd Sperry and wife Chanira, Craig Sperry and wife Colleen, Evie Zaharias, Gillian Zaharias and husband Greg Miller; great grandchildren: Nathaniel and Matthew Poort Sperry and Kallyana Reang Sperry.

Squier, Eugene W., son of Andrew Jackson and Joanna Squier, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in the year 1841, and died in this city, Thursday, July 18th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs Heller, aged seventy-one years. He was one of a family of nine children, of whom two had preceded him in death. The family came west in 1857 and settled in Old Memory, just on the edge of this county.

Mr Squier enlisted in the Union army and served four and one-half years. It was while on a furlough that he was married to Sarah Smith in Nebraska township. The regiment of which he was a member was the 1st Nebraska infantry. Since the war he had been a resident of this county, and part of the time of Clarinda, following the occupation of a cobbler at times.

In his family were born eight children, six of whom survive. They are Arthur and Mrs Frank Heller, of this city; John, of Carbon, Iowa; Mrs Ed Mick, of Johnstown, Kans.; Mrs Dora Persian, of Denver, Colo; and Mrs Julia Wilcox, of Hawleyville. The wife died a few years ago.

Mr Squier was quite well known in this city and had for many seasons played the fife in the martial band. He was ill for about two months previous to his death and suffered intensely, being under the care of his daughter, Mrs Heller, of this city. The funeral services were held from her home, Saturday afternoon at 11:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev Wm Stevenson, pastor of the Methodist church. Members of the G.A.R. attended and conducted their rights at the grave. The pall bearers were members of that order: L.B. McAlpin, Lemuel Day, D.C. Reynolds, H.F. Hitchcock, John Rhoades and Henry Loranz. There were present at the funeral, the two children, from this city, John, of Carbon, and Mrs Wilcox, of Hawleyville. A sister, Mrs George Clark, and a brother, J.N. Squier, both of New Market, also attended the funeral.Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, July 25, 1912

E. W. Squires, an old soldier of the civil war, died Friday morning at his home in East Clarinda, aged 71 years. He had been in feeble health for several months. The funeral was held Satrday afternoon and a number of the G. A. R. post attended the last sad rites. The ranks of the old soldiers is rapidly thinning out. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 25, 1912

Squier, Jerome - Jerome Bonaparte Squier, a brother of Eugene W. Squier, died in Boston, Mass., June 1st, 1912. Boston had been his home for forty years and he was a violin maker with a wide reputation. Out of the family of nine children he was the first to die in fifty years, but one having preceded him. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, July 25, 1912

Squires, Anna Josephine, 91, of Clarinda, died last Thursday evening at Bethesda Care Center where she had been the past four days.

She was born April 11, 1892, in Weeping Water, Ne, to Oliver and Emilia (Kempel) Robbins. She was married to Emmett Squires who preceded her in death in September of 1964.

Survivors include her son, Mahlon Squires of Nodaway; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Robbins of Trout Creek, Mt; George Robbins of Ft Townsend, Wa, and Ollie Robbins of Ft Townsend; two sisters, LaVerna of Minnesota and Erma Hoffman of Walker, Mn; and a good friend and companion, Jim Murdock.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Ray and Willie; one sister, Mary and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were held this Monday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Eddie Fidler officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 27, 1984

Squires, Bertha Rhamy - Mrs Bertha Squires, 72, of Red Oak, formerly of Nodaway, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec 3, at St Joseph's Hospital in Omaha, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She suffered a heart attack at her Red Oak home that morning.

She was born April 3, 1924, the daughter of George and Ruby Rhamy. She was married to Eugene Squires, who died in 1964. On June 10, 1977, she married Mahlon Squires, who preceded her in death on July 22, 1995. Mrs Squires had worked as a nurses aide in Clarinda care centers. She had been a resident of Nodaway for 25 years before moving to Red Oak last February.

She is survived by five children, Jerry Squires, Seymour, Mo, Beulah Bartuska, Spencer, Ia, Jo Wilbur, Red Oak, Robert Squires, Conway, Ia and Michael Squires, Red Oak. There are 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Step-children are Lois Squires, San Jose, Ca, Sharon Squires, Omaha, Ne, Brenda Squires, Lincoln, Teresa Squires, Omaha, and Melody Squires, Omaha. Sisters are Agnes Graham, Clarinda, and Thelma Rhamy, in Oregon and brother Darrell Rhamy of New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by parents, husbands, son, Richard, step-son, Mahlon Jr., and infant daughter, Laura.

Services were held on Friday Dec 6, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with Rev Eddie Fidler officiating. A memorial is being established. Clarinda Herald Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 11, 1996

Squires, Mahlon E., 85, of Nodaway [Iowa], died Saturday morning, July 22, 1995, at St Joseph's Hospital, Omaha, Ne., where he had been a patient for two days. He had been hospitalized at Red Oak before going to Omaha.

He was born April 29, 1910, at Clarinda, the son of Emmett and Anna Robinson Squires. While he was still a youngster he worked in the coal mines near Clarinda and worked most of his life in the salvage business.

On June 10, 1977, he married Bertha Rhamy, who survives.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by children, Mahlon Squires Jr., Shenandoah; Lois Squires, San Jose, Ca; Sharon Squires, Omaha; Brenda Squires, Lincoln, Ne; Teresa Squires and Melody Squires, Omaha; Jeannie Bartuska, Spencer; Jerry Squires, Seymour, Mo; Jo Wilbur, Red Oak; Robert Squires, Conway; Michael and Anna Squires, Nodaway. There are many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Squires was preceded in death by parents and daughter, Laura.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 25, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Rev Eddie Fidler officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery near Clarinda. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa July 26, 1995

Squires, Mahlon Jr, 67 of Shenandoah died Saturday, April 13 [1996], at his home after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born April 26, 1928 in Clarinda to Mahlon Squires Sr and Letha Tyler. He has 2 sisters and 4 step-sisters.

He grew up in Clarinda and was raised by Annie and Emmett Squires. He was joined in marriage to Marie Wardlow in June 1954. Marie brought 5 children into this union. In the following years they had 5 children together.

Mahlon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Annie and Emmet Squires, his father Mahlon Squires Sr., one infant sister Laura Squires, and daughter Fannie Strange of Gilmore City, Ia.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marie Squires of Shenandoah; mother Letha Houlihan, Corning; children: Benny Wardlow, Laurens; Verna Hoover and Alice Kalkas, Havelock; Melvin Wardlow, Pocahontas, Ia; William Squires, Gerald Squires, Cheryl Terry all of Shenandoah, Carol Terry, Havelock and Chester Squires also of Pocahontas.

Sister is Lois Brown of California, stepsisters include Sharon Squires of Omaha, Brenda Stutzman of Trumbull, Teresa Rannells of Council Bluffs and Melody Wallas of La Vista.

Mahlon also leaves behind many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 17 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery near Clarinda. Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, April 17, 1996