001Edna Catherine Burch was born May 4, 1920 in Corning, Iowa, the daughter of August and Mary (Bauer) Romer. She passed away early Wednesday morning, January 4, 2012 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa at the age of 91 years and 8 months.
Kirsch Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.
|002Louise Knapp Addison was born March 30, 1923 in Lowellville, Ohio to Frank and Kathryn (Hogan) Knapp. She was the 10th of 13 children in the family.
Louise was united in marriage to Elmer Addison on April 29, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. Elmer and Louise had two daughters; Lynn was born in 1949 and Debbie was born in 1952.
When Elmer retired in 1992 the couple moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to enjoy the sun.
Elmer and Louise were married for more than 50 years until Elmer passed away on January 23, 2003.
In June of 2010, Louise moved to Bedford, Iowa to live with her daughter, Debbie.
Louise lived a very long and full life. She enjoyed cooking for her family, traveling, playing Yahtzee, solving crossword puzzles, the companionship of her beloved cat, Kitty-Kitty and especially volunteering her time in the ministry as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Louise passed away on January 3, 2012 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center in Clarinda, Iowa.
Louise will be missed by many and remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, kind heart and feisty, fun spirit.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband Elmer and daughter Lynn.
Louise is survived by daughter Debbie Maddolin, Bedford, IA; grandchildren Matt Helfrich of Seattle, WA, Capt. Jeremy Helfrich and wife Jody of Meridian, MS, Nathan Helfrich of Bozeman, MT, Cori Floyd and husband Isaac of Bedford, IA, Jennifer Adkisson and husband Grant of Bedford, IA; great grandchildren Chloey, Megan and Breeanna Helfrich; and her beloved cat, Kitty-Kitty.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bedford, IA. The family has requested that any donations be made to the Kingdom Hall.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel Bedford is providing arrangements
Veta Mae Landon was born on December 15, 1915, south of Cumberland, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Mary (McClain) Landon. Veta attended rural schools and later graduated from Cumberland High School as Valedictorian of her class in 1934. She attended summer school at Corning, Iowa, received her teaching certificate, and taught at her home school one year.
On June 21, 1935 she married Arthur Lenz. To this union, seven children were born. Larry, Dale, Joan, Paul, Dennis, David and Donna. They farmed in Holt township in Taylor county and Art did plumbing and well work. The most important event in her life was on March 15, 1964, she accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ , as her Savior. On June 10, 1984 she married Orville Beal of Cumberland.
Veta is survived by her children, Larry Lenz of Atchison, Kansas; Paul and wife Arleeta Lenz of Ankeny; Dennis and wife Kathy Lenz of Atlantic; David Lenz and special friend, Marla of Cumberland; Donna Edwards of Corning. She also leaves 20 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren; one sister; Wilma Freshour of Villisca, and one sister-in-law, Juanita, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Veta was preceded in death by her parents, husband Art, brothers Ronald, Marvin and Harold. Sister Helen Erickson. Son Dale and daughter Joan. Granddaughters; Cindy and Heidi, Grandson Scott, daughter in law Jean and son in law Steve and husband, Orville
|004Memorial services for John Grover Shimer were held on on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Blockton Community Hall and a lunch following the service. Military rites were done by the Blockton Post #443. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, Iowa. Iowa Cremation is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com.
John Grover Shimer, second child of John Augustus and Mimi B. (Chandler) Shimer was born February 4th, 1937 in Creston, Iowa.
He departed this life, peacefully in his sleep, January 13th, 2012 at this home in Blockton, Iowa, with his family by his side. He was 74 years, 11 months and 8 days old.
John married Lula Kay Whipple August 8, 1969 in Des Moines, Iowa. They were inseparable for almost 42 and half years.
To this union they welcomed three daughters; Cynthia Jo, Sandra Kay and Angela Lee.
John was in the Navy and Army Reserves a total of 31 years and 7 days. He belonged to the Blockton Post 443 for 36 years. For several years now with the help of several of his grandchildren he put out the flags at Memorial time.
His working life consisted of various jobs, driving a truck, running a garbage route with his father for a time, working for the town of Creston, then as town man in Blockton. Later he drove for Blockton Oil, then as a bus driver for the Bedford Community School District. His last new project was being elected to serve on the Blockton Town Board.
John and Lu, as she is known to friends, were avid campers. Many summer days and weekends were spent at the endeavor. At the time of his death they belonged to the Creston McKinley campers club, formerly known as the Cozy Campers for about 25 years.
The campground won’t be the same with out him, as he oversaw a lot of the operations of it.
John was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Minnie Katherine and sister Cora Ann, nephew Patrick Shimer, his in-laws Dean and Vada Whipple, brother-in-law Floyd Nelson, nephew James nelson and brother-in-law Jack Camden.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife Lula of the home, brothers Virgil (Anita) Shimer, Albert Shimer, Dale (Betty) Shimer, Jackie Joe (Marie) Shimer, sisters Kay Camden and Sandy (Rocky) Bollinger, sister-in-law Margaret Nelson, brother-in-law Austin Whipple, his children, Cynthia (John) Rauch, Sandra Kay Throburn and friend Gary Emery and Angela (Arthor) Owens, children from previous marriages are Julie (Doug) Wall, Marcie (Mike) Page and Michael John Shimer.
He will also be sadly missed by all of his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends
|005Shirley Kleckner, 75, of Creston, died Sat. Jan. 14, 2012 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wed. January 18, 2012 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Rev. Tom Woodin will officiate. Burial was at the Guss Cemetery, southwest of Corning. Open visitation were from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials are to be established in her name. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com.
Shirley Ann Kleckner, daughter of Elsie Irene (Ridenour) and Noble Ira Fearnot was born September 26, 1936 in Conway, Ia. Shirley was educated in Bedford Schools.
Shirley married John Wesley Murren in Clarinda, Ia. December 17, 1955, they settled in the Bedford area where she worked as a farmwife and homemaker. She later worked at Thogmartin Custodial Home and the Bedford Country Club in Bedford. Shirley and John later divorced.
Shirley moved to Creston in 1973 where she worked for various restaurants. On November 28, 1978 Shirley married William Earl Kleckner in Bedford, Ia., they later divorced. On April 21, 1987 Shirley opened her own restaurant S&K Café, later retiring in 1997. Shirley was a former member of the Union County Saddle Club.
Shirley is survived by a daughter Karen (husband Chuck) Johnson of Lenox, Ia.; two sons, Michael (wife Jerri) Murren of Nevinville, Ia. and Duane (Billi Vavra) Murren of Lenox; six grandchildren, Jeremiah and Jenifer Johnson, Tara (husband Dusty) Lawrence, Noble Murren, and Abby and Will Vavra; two great-granddaughters, Hallie Claiser and Jovie Lawrence; a brother, Dale Fearnot of Kenesaw, Neb.; three sisters, Phyllis Abell of Larkspur, Colo., Gale (husband John) Miller of Osceola, Ia. and Beverly (husband Marion) Hargin of Creston. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Charles Stanley Murren in infancy, a brother, Bill Fearnot and sister, Alberta Fearnot in infancy, a niece, Pam Stroup, a brother-in-law Joe Abell, and a sister-in-law, Pauline Fearnot
|006Maxine D. (Peterson) McKelligan was born October 24, 1918 in Eldon, Iowa, to Emer and Florence Cahill. For those who knew her, she will be best remembered as a wonderful giving friend and neighbor who never gave up on life. Maxine was a devoted mother and will be missed by all.
Maxine peacefully passed away on January 20, 2012 at Milder Manor in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Norman Peterson in 1975, and John McKelligan in 1996; sisters: Patricia Cahill, Katherine Rope and her husband Darrell and Eva Foster and her husband Boyd; brothers: Ralph Cahill and his wife Madelyn and Donald Cahill and brother-in-law Charles Maier.
Maxine is survived by her two children: Larry Peterson and wife Shelia and Norma Peterson both of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandson Bret Peterson of Long Beach, California; granddaughters Amy of Dubai A.E., and Alyssa Montgomery of Fresno, California; great grandchildren, Austin and Devin of Fresno, California; sisters: Betty Maier of Omaha, Nebraska and Martha Williams of Clarinda; brother Richard Cahill and wife Katherine of Fairfield, Arkansas; sister-in-law Mary Cahill of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services for Maxine (Cahill) Peterson will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa with burial to follow the service in the Clarinda Cemetery. Open visitation is scheduled Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested in care of the family
|007Funeral services for Mary Beth Kimpton, age 97, of Bedford, who died Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center were held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Visitation was held Tuesday from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment was at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials may be directed to Son Light Ministries. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Mary Elizabeth (Moore) Kimpton was born August 20, 1914, on a farm northwest of Gravity, Iowa the daughter of John D. Moore and Mary Elizabeth (Clouse) Moore. She grew up in the Gravity area where she graduated from the Gravity High School. On December 19, 1946, she was united in marriage to Homer W. Kimpton in Des Moines, Iowa. To this union two sons were born, Homer Kirk and Craig Allen. Mary Beth lived most of her life on a farm near Gravity. After Homer's death in October of 1972, she moved to Bedford, living on her own until entering Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center in April of 2007.
Mary Beth was a faithful member of the Gravity Christian Church and a long-time member of the Eastern Star. She was also part of the "Jolly Mixers Neighborhood Club". Mary Beth enjoyed life on the farm, working in her garden where she tended to her many Iris flowers. She loved taking care of her family and possessed a wonderful sense of humor and a witty personality. She was a positive person with good things to say about everyone.
Left to cherish Mary Beth's memory are her son Craig Kimpton and wife Beverly of Cedar Falls, Iowa; three grandchildren, Susan, Carrie and Tyler; six great-grandchildren; along with many other family members and friends.
Preceding Mary Beth in death are her parents, John and Mary Elizabeth Moore; her husband Homer; her son Kirk; a brother Darrell; five half-sisters, Jessie Beery, Nettie Batten, Retta Nevious, Nina Crawford and Leoma Jensen; a half-brother, Walter Hunt; and a sister-in-law, Claris Moore.
Mary Beth will be missed by her entire family. The memories that were shared by her family will remain in their hearts forever
|008Orval Henry Brenneman was born March 1, 1926 at Lewellen, Nebraska to Orval Henry and Rhoda Mae (Sparks) Brenneman. The family moved to Goshen, Indiana where Orval graduated high school. He served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. After serving in the Navy he came to Shambaugh, Iowa. His mother, Rhoda, was there staying with Orval’s sister, Beth, who was married to Rev. Kenneth Miller, the pastor of the Shambaugh Missionary Church. Through this church connection he met and married Edna Huddle on March 1, 1947 at the Shambaugh Missionary Church parsonage. Orval and Edna were devoted members of the Shambaugh Missionary Church now known as Harvest Fellowship.
Orval worked on a dairy farm for a time and at Hope Hall in the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. He and Edna began farming together with a dairy herd and row crop. They lived near Braddyville on this farm until Edna’s health failed in 2003 and soon after they resided at Westridge Quality Care in Clarinda.
On January 24, 2012 Orval, at age 85, was called to his heavenly home. Preceding him were his wife, Edna on April 26, 2004; parents; sister Beth and her husband Rev. Kenneth Miller; sister-in-law Ann Brenneman, brothers-in-law Donald Hoskins and Sam Shuttlesworth.
Surviving are his children: Joy Stanley and husband Paul of Lansdale, PA, sons Jon Brenneman, Clearmont, MO, Kenny Brenneman and wife Kim of Albany, MO, and Gaylan Brenneman of Clearmont, MO; grandchildren Jennifer and Jill Brenneman of St. Joseph, MO; step grandchildren Paul Stanley, Jr., Amanda Stanley, Christine Stanley, Allison Runnels, Matthew Krieg, and David Zeik; brother Joe Brenneman of Walton, KY; and sisters-in-law Thelma Hoskins of Shambaugh
Funeral services for Orval Brenneman will be 10:30 Saturday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with interment at Shearer Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday. A memorial fund will be established. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements
|009Funeral services for Pearl Davison, age 97, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Westridge Care and Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa, were held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family were held 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Butler Cemetery, Shambaugh, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Shambaugh United Methodist Church or to the Iowa Hospice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Pearl Edna Bower Davison was born November 19, 1914, in Coon Rapids, Iowa. She was the youngest of ten children. Her parents were William Bower and Harriet (Bates) Bower. She moved around frequently as a girl. Pearl attended school in Coon Rapids, Omaha and Council Bluffs. She moved to Shambaugh when she was a senior and graduated from Clarinda High School. She was united in marriage to Lain Davison in November of 1932. They had five children, Patricia Davison Whipp (Charles), Lowell (Patsy), Dewey (Paula), Dale and Joyce Davison Ripley (Gene). She has over one hundred grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
Pearl lived on the family farm with her husband and family. She was a good cook and raised a big garden. Her specialty was coconut pie. She loved flowers and had a beautiful flower garden. Pearl had a big collection of African Violets and could keep them blooming. She crocheted afghans and doilies that she gave away to friends and family.
Lain and Pearl owned and operated coin laundries in Illinois and Clarinda. Lain worked on the washers and Pearl assisted him in the office and operating the laundries.
In later years she started playing golf with her husband. She made many friends at the Clarinda Country Club. They moved to Clarinda in 1998. Pearl enjoyed sitting in her dining room watching the traffic go by.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lain Davison; all of her brothers and sisters; two daughters, Patricia Whipp and Joyce Ripley; one son, Dale Davison; two grandsons, Dan Whipp and David Ripley and one great grandson, Luke Morrison.
Left to cherish Pearl's memory are her son, Lowell Davison and wife Patsy of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Dewey Davison and wife Paula of Ft. Pierce, Florida; her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
Pearl was loved by all of her family and will be very much missed
At age 2 1/2 months the family moved to a ranch near Lyons, Kansas. Bill was 10 when the family moved back to Missouri on a farm near Maryville. He attended country school at Jones Branch. At age 14 the family moved to a farm south of Arkoe, to what became the "Home Place." Bill graduated from Maryville High School in 1959.
He married Patricia Carmichael in May of 1959. To this union Debbie Kay was born.
He married Maureen Greeley of Gravity, Iowa in December of 1964. To this union was born, Donald Allen in 1966 and Billie Joe (Jody) in 1968. He and Maureen lived on a ranch near Pratt, Kansas and returned to the Greeley family farm in 1969.
As for occuaptions, Bill had many. He was a ranch hand, farmer, fence builder, fish farmer, bartender, construction worker and garden produce grower. His last occupation was an outfitter for deer hunters and his favorite. He went o great lengths to see that his "boys" were well taken care of. His clients became his friends. Bill was excellent at public relations.
His passion in life was hunting and fishing. He simply loved hunting wild life or pursuing that elusive fish. (It didn't matter what species.)
Two of the people with whom he had great hunting and fishing adventures were Dave and Lee Little. The tales they told of their adventures (good and bad) were almost as good as being there.
Bill had a wry sense of humor and did love getting a "good one" on some unsuspecting person. He also told a great tale of hunting and fishing episodes. He was fun to be around.
He indeed lived a full life.
He and his daughter Debbie enjoyed camping with Lonnie and Tammy Vanzant.
As Bill's health failed, Tammy Vanzant came up and they undertook many projects such as gardening, canning, painting or simply going for a drive. They aslo involved Tammy's husband Lonnie in their projects.
Bill was preceded in death by his father Joe (Joseph William Sr) Cruth.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Maureen; children, Debbie Sturgis of Hopkins, Mo; Donald of Gravity, Ia; Jody (Matt) Hess of New Market, Ia; his mother, Vivian Cruth of Arkoe, Mo; sister, Sharon Nelson of Concordia, Mo; sister Shirley Cruth of Maryville, Mo. also four grandchilddren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his dog Jake, who was a very faithful and well-loved companion.
In his last days he was cared for by hospice and his family Debbie, Donald and Maureen with the invaluable help from Tammy Vanzant.
Bill's last wishes were carried out and he was cremated and his ashes were scattered on the family farm.
Bedford Times-Press, Bedford, Iowa, Feb 8, 2012
Funeral services for Mary Lou Miller, age 76, of Lenox, who died Monday, February 20, 2012 while on a Mission Trip to Houma, Louisiana will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bedford. Visitation will be at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford on Friday from 3 to 8 with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8. Interment will be held at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials can be given in her name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Mary Lou Miller was born on January 1, 1936 near Siam, Iowa. She was the first child born in Taylor County that year, just before a raging snowstorm. As the doctor traveled from Hopkins, farm wives would call the farm to report on his progress but she arrived before the doctor. When he left, Mary Lou's mother, Ione, was alone with her new baby, husband Dean and daughter Wilma for almost 2 months because of the winter. She attended elementary school in Bedford and country school at Dallas Center near New Market. After Bedford High School, she attended Clarinda Junior College and then Northwest Missouri State College. She also enjoyed taking classes at Peru State and the University of Washington, where she traveled for several summers to spend time with classmates from Clarinda. She taught elementary school in Nebraska City for one year, Bedford for three years, and in Lenox for 40 years, retiring in the spring of 2000. During those early teaching years she was working toward her Master's degree in education when her life changed…
Mary Lou was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford and attended the Sharpsurg Presybterian Church for many years. She enjoyed participating in the CWF Night Circle with the Lenox Christian Church, and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Iowa State Education Association and was a lifetime member of the National Education Association. She was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, and was a long time 4-H member and leader.
She is survived by her children: Jane and Randy Lewis, Kathy and Jim Christensen, Rosie and Rick Bissell, Jim and Jenn Miller, and Jean and Fred Goss. Grandchildren and great grandchildren include: Scott Lewis and son Greyson, Nikki and Scott Johnson, children Mallary, Alec and Lucy; Danelle and Sean Cooney, children Emma and Elliot; John Christensen and special friend Ami Ventiecher, children Erika and Jesse; Mandy and Mark Feick, children Mikel and Megan; Jason and Justi Christensen, children Jenna, Jory and Jaxon; Justin Christensen, children Cloey and Haley; Joshua and Juree Christensen, children Joslyn, Jozie, Jevin, Jazz and Jett; Brandi Henley, children Skyler, Lonna, and Alegra; Chelsi Bissell and special friend Jarrod Balfour; Cauy Miller, Trayce Miller, Blaine Goss and Liberty Goss. Other special family include Wilma Anderson and children: John Anderson; Marcia and Henry Russell, children Tricia, Jennifer, Debbie and Robin and their families; Nancy and Steve Davison and son Connor.
Mary Lou will be missed by her entire family.
Funeral services for Dona Clark, age 86, of Lenox, who died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Lenox Care Center will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until service time with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at the Clearfield Cemetery. Memorials can be given in Dona's name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.
Dona Lorraine Clark was born May 19, 1925, in Troy, Kansas the daughter of Raymond Weinberg and Alta (Eader) Weinberg. She grew up in Troy attending school and playing drums for the high school band and she was a member of the Glee Club. She enjoyed dancing and playing the piano. She was a member of the Christian Church in Troy where she attended regularly.
After graduating from high school with the Class of 1944, Dona worked as a Nurses Aid at a hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri. While there she also played drums for the National Defense Band, which was organized and managed by Lee Gilbert. In 1945, Donna and Lee were united in marriage. The couple moved to Topeka, Kansas where Dona worked as a waitress and Lee as a cook at the Jayhawk Hotel. In 1953, a daughter, Sharon Lee was born and in 1955 a son, Jerry Lee was born. The family also lived in Hiawatha, Kansas, Glenwood, Iowa, Essex, Iowa and Shenandoah, Iowa throughout the years. When Lee became ill with cancer, they moved to Troy so Dona could be near her family. Lee passed away in 1966.
In 1968, Dona was united in marriage to Harold Clark of Stringtown, Iowa. The couple lived in Stringtown until 1997 when Harold retired. They moved into Lenox at that time and Harold passed away in September of 2008.
Dona enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful Afghans for her family. She also loved music, especially country music which she and Harold enjoyed dancing to. She had a beautiful voice and loved singing hymns. She played piano, and even though she couldn't read music, she could hear a tune once . . . . then play it! Dona was also a wonderful cook and enjoyed having her family over for dinner.
Preceding Dona in death were her parents Raymond and Alta Weinberg; her first husband Lee Gilbert; her second husband Harold Clark; her sisters, Jean Pratt and Virginia Twombly; brothers Earl and Hadley Weinberg; and three siblings who died at infancy.
Left to cherish Dona's memory is her daughter Sharon Parrish and husband Bill of Clearfield; son, Jerry Gilbert and wife Debbie of Corning; step-daughter Junell Burroughs and husband Vince of Wellman, Iowa; step-daughter-in-law, Leona Clark of Richland, Iowa; sister Dorothy Cairo of Kansas City; a brother Raymond Weinberg, Jr., and wife Sherry of Guthrie, Kentucky; grandchildren James and Heidi Weaver; David and Nikki Weaver; Brady and Megan Weaver, all of Lenox; Mark and Angela Culbertson of Clive, Iowa; Zach Gilbert of Corning; Kali Gilbert of Cold Spring, Minnesota; Shannon Laire of Red Oak; Jeremiah Gilbert of Texas; Sheila Cook of Bessemer City NC,Terry&Amy Clark of Packwood IA,Mark&LeAnn Clark of Eldon IA,Clark&Heather Burroughs of Newton IA,Brenda&Ray Overholt of Wellman IA,Jessica&Tom Burger of West Bend IA. along with many great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Dona will be missed by her entire family.
Graveside services for Joye Welch, age 90, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of Braddyville, Iowa, who entered into peace Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa, will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. with the Eastern Star service at 1:30 p.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed be given in her name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Joye Mac Welch was born November 12, 1921 at Clarinda, Iowa to McKinley (Mac) Miller and Georgia (Kohler) Miller. She grew up in the Clarinda area graduating from Clarinda High School. Joye and Darrell L. (Deck) Welch were united in marriage at Rockport, Missouri on September 12, 1939. They were blessed with five children: Janice, David, Benjamin, Terri and Debbie.
Joye lived most all of her life in Page County. She and her husband farmed and when he passed away in 1992, Joye continued to live on their farm east of Shambaugh until 1995 when she moved into Shambaugh. Joye later moved to the Eiler House for a short time and then resided at Westridge Care Center since 2008.
Joye was a member of the Shambaugh United Methodist Church and also a 60 year member of the Order of Eastern Star where she held numerous offices. She was a 4-H leader when her children were younger. Joye was active in numerous community clubs and card clubs. Joye was especially interested in and active with the Nodaway Historical Museum. She enjoyed crafts including working with leather to crocheting and quilting. Joye was a people person, having no problem staying busy, always giving of herself to others and helping with community projects and services. She enjoyed the farm and the lifestyle it provided. Her family was most important and she was involved with her kids and their activities. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. No one ever went away hungry. The holidays were a special time for Joye and her family and friends enjoyed all of her special treats.
Joye was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Darrell (Deck) Welch.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Janice Clark of Clarinda, Iowa, David Welch of Mesa, Arizona, Ben Welch of Port Hadlock, Washington, Terri Murphy of Clarinda, Iowa and Deb Wallin of Braddyville, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Walker and husband Kenny of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces; nephews and many friends.
Joye will be missed by her family and friends but her memory will live on in their hearts.
Funeral services for Hazel Stoaks, age 98, of Lenox, who died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lenox Christian Church. Visitation will be at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox on Tuesday from 3 to 8 with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8. Interment will be held at West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be given in Hazel's name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.
Hazel June Stoaks was born June 12, 1913, in Adams County, Iowa the daughter of Frank Miller and Kate (Schafroth) Miller. She grew up attending country school. On May 29, 1929, she was united in marriage to Cleo (Jobe) Stoaks. To this loving union two children were born, Howard and Katherine.
Hazel spent her entire life in Adams County and Taylor County, Iowa. Hazel and Cleo purchased the farm in Adams County in 1936. This is where they raised their family and also chickens for many years. Hazel will be remembered for her passion for gardening and her flowers! She also had a passion for making quilts. She would always have one set up in her living room while she worked on it and whoever was around at the time, would have to help her turn it so she could reach to finish her sewing. We would not even attempt to guess how many pairs of jeans she patched over the years! Hazel also had a love for cooking, you could always count on her to have some cookies to snack on and her homemade noodles and angel food cake were something you could always expect to enjoy at family dinners! Hazel's home was always "the gathering place" for family to stay and visit whether from near or far. She was a 50+ year member of the Eastern Star and had been Worthy Matron. She was also a 50+ year member of the Lenox Christian Church. She had been a member of the Neighborhood Club and at one time they had over 20 members. She had helped with many activities within these organizations.
Left to cherish Hazel's memory is her son, Howard Stoaks of Lenox; four grandchildren Gary Stoaks and wife Teresa; Kurt Stoaks and wife Mandy; Mary Ann Tallmon and husband John; Joan Watts and husband Mark; nine great-grandchildren, Dawn Shuler and husband John; Alicia Hutt and husband Rob; Shane Stoaks and wife Lindsay; Todd, Jacy and Tyra Stoaks; Milan and Ryan Tallmon; and Nicholas Newberg; nine great-great-grandchildren, Stacie, Stephanie, Dustin and Morgan Shuler; Lincoln, Hayden and Dylan Hutt; and Laramie and Laney Stoaks; two sisters, Lela Spoonemore and Alberta Calvin; a sister-in-law, Pauline Miller; along with many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Hazel in death are her parents Frank and Kate Miller; her loving husband Cleo in 1974; a daughter Katherine in 2003; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Stoaks in 2002; her ten siblings, Edna Starks, Margaret Curts, Harry Miller, Raymond (Mike) Miller, Clyde Miller, Albert Miller, Frank Miller, Homer Miller, Lyle (Pete) Miller and Wilma Gray.
Hazel will be missed by her entire family and many friends.
|016Graveside Funeral Services for Freda Bailey, age 91, of Bedford, who died Monday, February 13, 2012 at the Saxton Health Care Inn in St. Joseph, Missouri were held Friday, February 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation were held at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford from 12:00 Noon until 12:45 PM. Friends are asked to meet at the funeral home and proceed to the cemetery together. Memorials can be directed to the Bedford Ambulance Service. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Freda Ellen (Oxley) Bailey was born April 1, 1920, in Sharpsburg, Iowa the daughter of Ethan Leon Oxley and Mable Pleasant (Hixon) Oxley. She grew up in the Sharpsburg area attending country schools. She spent two years of high school in Sharpsburg and two years attending the Bedford High School, graduating with the Class of 1938. She then took Normal Training to become a school teacher, teaching for one year in a country school. On August 19, 1939, she was united in marriage to Harold Bailey. To this loving union four children were born, Howard, Kenneth, Linda and Diana.
Freda and Harold lived in Creston for a short time, moving to Riverton, Wyoming from 1940 until 1949. They returned to the family farm in the Guss, Iowa area. In August of 1990, they sold their farm and moved into Bedford. In March of 1994, Harold passed away. Freda continued to live in Bedford, moving to the Eiler House and later Westridge Manor in Clarinda.
Freda attended the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Bedford and the Church of Christ in New Market. She belonged to several neighborhood clubs and was active in Taylor County 4-H with her children and their projects. Freda was known as the "Fuller Brush Lady", having worked for the company for many years. She was a warm, loving people person, who enjoyed selling Fuller Brushes door-to-door for many years. She enjoyed and had a great passion for braiding rugs. She was a tremendous cook, specializing in her homemade breads. Freda's family was her life, she always took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish the memories of a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend are her son, Howard Bailey and wife Vivian of St. Joseph, Missouri; Linda Dittemore and husband Tom of Littleton, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Jenola Oxley of Lenox and Mildred Evans of Gravity; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way!
Preceding Freda in death are her parents, Ethan and Mable Oxley; her loving husband Harold Bailey; her son Kenneth Bailey; her daughter Diana Baak; a brother, Paul Oxley; and a great-grandson, Matthew Lovitt.
Freda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Her enthusiasm, humor and kindness will be greatly missed by everyone
Memorial services for Lori Howard, age 49, of the Creston / Sharpsburg areas, who died Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. There is no visitation prior to services. Interment of ashes will be held at the Hopkins Grove Cemetery in Polk City at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Lenox Ministerial Association. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.
Loretta Kay (Miller) Howard was born July 21, 1962, the daughter of Donald S. Miller and Gloria Ann (Perez) Miller. Lori grew up in Des Moines attending and graduating from the Southeast Polk High School with the Class of 1980. One of Lori's best childhood memories was enjoying family trips to Florida to visit their family. In 1984, Lori entered into marriage with Rick Howard. Three children were born to bless their lives, Troy Richard, Holly Ann and William Mitchell. Lori raised her family in Des Moines until 1995 when she moved to the Lenox area. Lori worked hard to support her children. She was employed at the Clearview Nursing Home and the Lenox Care Center. Later in life, Lori attended Southwestern Community College in Creston and graduated with her Associate of Arts Degree. She wanted to be a psychologist so she could continue helping people.
Lori was an open-hearted, accepting person. She was always full of love. She would help anyone that needed it, even if she didn't have much herself. She was known for her cooking and she loved having big meals with her family and friends gathered around the table. Lori took in many of her sons' and daughter's friends and loved them . . . always considering them her 'kids'. In her spare time, Lori loved playing cards, board games and poker. She was an active member of the Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church for many years teaching bible school. She was a song writer and used to sing her songs in church. Many times she got her kids to sing with her, even if they really did not want to! What she was most proud of in her life were her grandchildren. Known as "Mima" she was always ready and waiting with big hugs and kisses for them all, cherishing every day she had with them.
Left to cherish the memories of a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend are Gloria Miller of Garner, North Carolina; siblings, Debbie Deaton (Karen) of Des Moines; Brenda Richardson and husband Bill of Des Moines; Marty Miller and wife Tina of Port St. Lucia, Florida; Andy Miller and wife Kathy of Garner, North Carolina; two children, Troy Howard and wife Kerri of Creston; Holly Perkins and husband Danny of Lenox; beloved grandchildren Kayleb, Patience, Marshall, Dominick, Bethy and unborn Jackson; stepsons, Brandon and Bryon Howard; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends.
Preceding Lori in death is her father, Don Miller and son Mitchell along with her grandparents
|018Funeral services for Vicki Prentis age 61, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Bryan LGH East, Lincoln, Nebraska, were held 10:30 a.m., Thursday March 8, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7, Wednesday, March 7 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Vicki Prentis Memorial Fund which will be distributed to the Faith Food and Fellowship and to a fund for Garfield students. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Vicki Lou Prentis was born October 21, 1950, the third daughter of Richard and Marjorie (Webb) Prentis in Creston, Iowa. She was welcomed home by big sisters, Ellen and Kathy. Vicki passed away March 4, 2012 at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Vicki graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the Class of 1968 and from Ottawa College in Ottawa, Kansas with the Class of 1972 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for many years she furthered her education with a Master's Degree in Counseling from Northwest Missouri State University in 1987.
Vicki taught third grade in McCook, Nebraska and moved to Clarinda, Iowa in 1976, where she taught fourth grade for the Clarinda School System. In 1989, she became the Elementary Guidance Counselor, retiring in 2010.
Cindy Wynn became a close friend when Vicki moved to Clarinda. When Cindy built a new home, she invited Vicki to reside with her. Cindy passed away suddenly in 2003. Clarinda friends were as close as family to Vicki. She was active in her church, Faith, Food & Fellowship, PEO, Red Hats, Card Dolphins, working with the Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop, ISEA and NEA, American Cancer Society, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, B & B Bridge Group and she also enjoyed singing in the church choir. Vicki loved telling Sven & Oie stories, and was known as the "Pun Queen"!
Preceding Vicki in death were her parents, Richard and Marjorie Prentis; both sets of grandparents; best friend Cindy Wynn; and beloved cat Dezi.
Left to cherish Vicki's memory are her two sisters Ellen Powell and husband Everett; and Kathryn Wittmann; nephews Randy Gregg and wife Marcy; Curtis Wittmann and wife Lauren; and Michael Wittmann; nieces Chandra Timlin and husband Robb; Christine Wittmann-Brady and husband Roscoe; great-nieces Leah Clymer; Rebecca and Rachel Gregg; Elinore and BeatriceWittmann-Brady; great-nephews Ryan Gregg; Jordan Clymer; Henry Nentwich-Wittmann; a great-great nephew, Jace Bryant and a cat named George; Vicki is also survived by hundreds of students she taught and counseled along with many beloved friends.
Vicki's family, friends and the community of children will miss her wit, humor and love of life. She will live on in our hearts forever
|019Funeral services for Phyllis Goecker, age 84, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Creighton Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska were held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Beckie Linn Gregory officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 6 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Make A Wish Foundation or to Grandma's House Daycare. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Phyllis Charlene Goecker was born April 15, 1927, at her home in Coin, Iowa to W. H. Meyers and Ruth (Mace) Meyers. Phyllis grew up in the Clarinda area graduating from Clarinda High School in 1944. She was united in marriage on April 15, 1945 to Eugene Goecker at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with daughters, Debby and Dee Ann.
Phyllis and Gene farmed five miles northwest of Clarinda most of their married life. They moved to Clarinda in 2008. Phyllis enjoyed farm life and raising her children. In later years, her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her passion and she enjoyed being active in their lives. She was an excellent cook; will be remembered for her apple pie, chocolate cake and fried chicken. Her grandchildren's favorite was her macaroni and cheese.
Gene and Phyllis spent over twenty years wintering in Arizona where they made many friends. They also enjoyed traveling which included trips to Hawaii, Europe, and many places throughout the United States. Phyllis was definitely a people person with a great sense of humor and a streak of orneriness. She enjoyed being with her friends and family, golfing and playing a good card game. Phyllis was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda for over fifty years.
Preceding Phyllis in death were her parents; infant daughter, Susan Kay; infant brother; son-in-law, Charlie VanNordstrand; granddaughter, Hallee VanNordstrand.
Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of over sixty six years, Gene Goecker of Clarinda, Iowa; daughters, Deb Warren and husband Bill of Clarinda, Iowa and Dee Ann VanNordstrand of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Roger Hagewood of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Billee Means and husband Brent of Villisca, Iowa, Tellee Warren and wife Erika of St. Charles, Missouri, Mollee Becker and husband Mike of Council Bluffs, Iowa; great grandchildren, Baillee, Brodee and Bryllee Means, Merric and McCain Becker; great granddog, Allee Warren; brother, Wayne Meyers and wife Betty of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sister, Sharon Holt and husband Dick of Tebbetts, Missouri; nieces; nephews and many friends.
Phyllis enjoyed life and will be greatly missed by her family and friends but her memory will live on in their hearts. May God grand comfort and peace to those who mourn her passing
|020Funeral services for Phyllis Clary Stanton will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda. Interment will be at Dallas Center Cemetery, New Market, Iowa.
Family visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and following the service with a luncheon for friends and family.
Memorials are suggested to Westridge Care designated for the Vegetable Garden which Phyllis enjoyed during her stay there.
Phyllis Darlene (Clary) Stanton was born March 7, 1926 on a farm a few miles north of Bedford, IA in Taylor County. She was the daughter of Willard Walter Howes and Hazel Elizabeth (Lucas) Howes and she passed away Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at Westridge Care & Rehab in Clarinda, IA.
She grew up and attended country school in Taylor County, IA. Phyllis was united in marriage March 8, 1943 in Maryville, MO to Marvin Dwight Clary. They were blessed with two children, Janet Darlene and Dwight Darl. Marvin Clary preceded Phyllis in death September 6, 1975. She was united in marriage October 11, 1997 to William (Bill) Cook Stanton in Clarinda, IA. Bill preceded her in death February 10, 2008.
Phyllis enjoyed dancing, shopping, and going out to eat. She also enjoyed traveling, including many weekend trips and a Hawaiian cruise with Bill. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Phyllis will be missed by her children, Janet Beemer and husband Terry of Clarinda, IA, and Dwight Clary and wife Dorothy of Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada; sisters Shirley Troutwine from Camdenton, MO, Marjorie Johnson from Shenandoah, IA; brother Gary Howes from North Carolina; sister-in-law Mary (Floyd) Howes of St. Joseph, MO, and brother-in-law Warren (Deloris) Lester from Riverton, WY; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Robin Orr (Whitney, Tripp & Connor Skutt) from Omaha, NE, Corey Orr and Stacy from Granger, IA Marty and Dani Orr (Allie & Brinna) from Woodward, IA, Kalli Beemer from Clarinda, IA; step grandson Jesse and Mandy Beemer (Morgan & Hayden) from Gravity, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Phyllis in death were her parents, Willard & Hazel Howes of New Market, IA; brother Floyd Howes of St. Joseph, MO; sisters Deloris Lester of Riverton, WY, Norma and husband Carl Ewart of Sheridan, MO; brother Gayland and wife Anna Lea Howes of Altus, OK; brothers-in-law Buster Troutwine of Camdenton, MO and Kenneth Tyler of New Market, IA
|021Liva Eitzen entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Bickford Cottage in Marshalltown, Iowa, while under the care of Iowa River Hospice.
Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012 at Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown, with Pastor Scott Lothe officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to services. On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, there was a visitation held in Shenandoah, Iowa at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel with burial following at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice or Hope United Methodist Church. For condolences or questions, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call (641) 844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Liva and her family.
Liva Louise Bartles was born on May 17, 1921. She was the eldest of three daughters, born to Merle and Emmer (Alley) Bartles. She was raised in the Shenandoah, Northboro area; graduating from Northboro High School in 1939. Liva was united in marriage to Staff Sargent Orville H. Eitzen on September 8, 1942 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. They made their home in Denison, Texas where Orville was stationed at the Perrin Field. Orville was killed in flight training exercise on August 14, 1944. Liva then returned to Shenandoah, Iowa where she was employed with Earl May company for several years and in the offices of Drs. Weaver and Hoverholser. She was also employed with the Lone Star Gas Company of Grapevine, Texas. She then retired in 1985 as office supervisor at Iowa Electric (Alliant Energy) in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Liva was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Builders Class and United Methodist Women. In recent years she was a member of Hope United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sister Loretta Bartles Trullinger of Marshalltown, Iowa, five nieces and nephews: Bart Latta, Lanis Latta Pittard, Mark Trullinger, Carmi Trullinger-Olson and Jeri Ann Trullinger-Meyer.
Liva was preceded in death by her husband Orville, her parents Merle and Emmer Bartles, her sister Lila Latta and her brother-in-law Jerry Trullinger
|022Joyce Ann Gibson was born June 26, 1949 in Maryville, Missouri, the daughter of George Sebastian and Agatha Cecilia (Steinhauser) Zirfas. She passed away on Thursday evening, March 29, 2012 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 62 Years, 9 Months and 3 Days.
Joyce grew up in Tarkio, Missouri and when she was 7, her family moved to Shenandoah. She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1967. On November 11, 1967, she was united in marriage to Bill Gibson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah. This union was blessed with two daughters, Tammy and Marsha.
Joyce was a homemaker, raising her two girls and later babysat. She enjoyed reading, collecting cook books and camping. Her true love was her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Donald, Jim, Joe, Clarence and Robert Zirfas; and one sister, Agnes Burmania.
Survivors include her husband Bill Gibson of Shenandoah, Iowa; her daughters, Tammy Akers and her husband Jason of Clarinda, Iowa, Marsha Herold and her husband Mark of Shenandoah, Iowa; three grandchildren, Tara Akers of Clarinda, Iowa, A.J. and Blake Herold of Shenandoah, Iowa; three sisters, Mildred Harris of Shenandoah, Iowa, Mary Smith and her husband John of Iola, Kansas, Veronica Lorimor and her husband Jim of Imogene, Iowa; a brother, Chuck Zirfas and his wife Pam of Springfield, Missouri; sister-in-law, Candace Peek of Kingman, Arizona; brother-in-law, Dallas Kirk Gibson and his wife Machelle of LeMars, Iowa; sister-in-law, Sue Zirfas of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends
|023Gary Lane Hummel was born February 12, 1941 in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Max Lane and Phyllis (Michaelson) Hummel. He passed away on Wednesday morning, March 21, 2012 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 9 days.
Gary grew up in Red Oak and graduated from Red Oak High School. He later received his LPN degree and attended GM Mechanics School in Denver, Colorado. Following high school, he served in the United States Air Force. Gary was married to Carole Wagaman in 1964. This union was blessed with one son, Lonnie. Carole passed away in 1990. He was then married to Judy Fuller who passed away in 2003. On December 5, 2005, Gary was married to Ethel May who survives.
Gary was an avid bowler and was a member of the American Bowling Conference. He also enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. The true love of Gary’s life was interacting with his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Max Hummel; a brother-in-law, Paul Wagaman; a sister-in-law, Jane Hummel.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel of Shenandoah, Iowa; his son, Lonnie Hummel of Sedalia, Missouri; Debra Engel and her husband Todd of Omaha, Nebraska; a grandson, Shawn Hummel of Kansas City, Missouri; step-grandchildren, Faith and Jared Engel of Omaha, Nebraska; his mother, Phyllis Hummel of Red Oak, Iowa; two brothers, Donald Hummel and his wife Kathy of Red Oak, Iowa, Richard Hummel of Red Oak, Iowa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marcella Tomei of Yuba City, California, Kenneth May of New Mexico, Ida Reding of Harrison, Arkansas, Viola Gray of Bangor, Iowa, Charles May of Waterloo, Iowa, Alene Young of Washington, North Carolina; lifelong friends, Eddie and Ladonna Smith of Red Oak, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends
|024Leo Franklin Raymond was born to Simon Ralph and Myrtle (Markham) Raymond on December 19, 1916 near Farragut, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday morning, March 11, 2012 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa where he had resided since 2009. He was the second of two children. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 32 years, Harriet Brown Raymond; his sister Marjorie Raymond Schnoor; daughter, Cheryl Lynn Peterson; and a granddaughter, Gina Austin. Surviving him are his daughter, Patricia Raymond Wallin and her husband Don of Sugar Land, Texas; grandchildren, Kelly D. Wallin of Houston, Texas, Charissa K. Foerschner and her husband Bob of Cypress, Texas, Lisa O’Meara and her husband Tim of Memphis, Tennessee, Tami Glaser and her husband Gene of Orlando, Florida; seven great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Leo was born on the family farm south of Farragut where he resided and farmed most of his life with his father and grandfather. He attended Centennial Grade School and Farragut High School graduating in 1934. He was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church in Farragut; the Shenandoah Elks Lodge and the Masonic Lodge. He was past trustee of Fisher Township many years and also on the election committee in Fremont County and Fisher Township. His dedication to the farm and family was unprecedented. He was a loving and generous man loved by family, friends and neighbors. He will be dearly missed by all.
In 1969 he met and married Ona Mae McDonald from Coin, Iowa. They made their home on the family farm until they purchased a home in Farragut in 1983. Leo continued to farm until he retired in 1988. Ona Mae passed away on February 27, 2010.
The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful friends and neighbors who helped Leo in his final years. A very big thank you to the wonderful and caring staff of the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney for all of their loving care
025Dorothy Maye (Carpenter) Burch was born on August 29, 1924 in Elmo, Missouri, the daughter of Dana O. and Pearl (Goodwin) Carpenter. Dorothy entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah.
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026JoAnn (Gray) Collins was born on March 11, 1950 in Fayette, Missouri, the daughter of Richard Jewel and Marion Alice (Collins) Gray, Sr. JoAnn entered into eternal peace on Sunday afternoon, April 1, 2012 following a brave battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving and caring family.
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027Betty June Meyers, age 92, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away April 4, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Betty was born June 27, 1919 in Shenandoah, Iowa to the late Clarence and Ruth (Van Kirk) Cass.
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028Bernice passed away on April 1, 2012 at the Shenandoah Medical Center.
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029Wayne Carl Almquist was born on June 18, 1919 in Essex, Iowa, the son of Carl Luther and Nora Matilda (Peterson) Almquist. Wayne entered into the arms of his Lord on March 27, 2012 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 92 years.
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030Marilynn Taylor Gee was born on April 11, 1923 in Shields, TX, the daughter of Eugene and Jamie Clyde (Sheffield) Taylor. Lynn entered into the arms of her Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Shenandoah, Iowa.
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031Regina passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the Gardenview Care Center.
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032Wade Ugene Strange, age 42, passed away March 20, 2012 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa.
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033Marvin Leroy Cox, was born on January 19, 1924 on the family farm three miles west of Northboro, Iowa, the son of John M. and Mary Willard (Bates) Cox. Marvin entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at his home in rural Northboro.
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034David Lee Franks, son of Richard Lee and Edna Louise (Maher) Franks, was born on May 15, 1948, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 63.
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035Jo Ellen (King) Shane was born on November 13, 1942 in Omaha, Nebraska the daughter of Donald Joseph and Mary Ellen (Hughes) King. Jo Ellen entered into eternal peace on March 19, 2012 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa.
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036Carmalita Maxine Nelson passed away on Sunday evening, March 18, 2012 at her home in Shenandoah. Inurnment services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. She is survived by her brother Marvin Savage of Shenandoah
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