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[Carolyn Caye Cross Keith]

Bedford Times-Press
Thursday    August 19, 1982    p. 4
Carolyn Caye Keith
Last Rites Were Held In Bedford
Funeral services for Mrs. Kenneth L. (Carolyn Caye) Keith, 40, native of Bedford, were held August 12 in Grace United Methodist Church in Sioux City, Iowa, with Dr. Robert P. Robinson conducting and in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford August 14, conducted by Rev. Carl Cummings.  Mrs. Keith died in Sioux City, Iowa, August 10, 1982.  Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Ia.

Carolyn Caye Cross Keith, daughter of William J. Cross and Darlene Holker Cross, was born in Bedford, Iowa, December 6, 1941.

She grew to maturity in Bedford where she attended the public school and the United Methodist Church.  She was graduated from Bedford Community High School in 1960 and from Northwest Missouri State University in 1964 with a degree in home economics.  For the past several years she had been doing graduate work at the Iowa State University and was only two hours short of a Masters Degree in Home Economics.

On June 7, 1964 she was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Keith at Bedford, Iowa.  They moved to Colo, Iowa, where she taught school for three years; they returned to Bedford where she taught for two years and then to Ames, Ia., where they resided for three years and she taught school at Story City before moving to Sioux City, Ia., in December 1972 and she had been a home economics teacher in East High School since 1973. 

Caye was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Sioux City; both State and local educational Associations; Sioux City Home Economics Club; Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority at Northwest Missouri State University and St. Luke's Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kenneth; one daughter, Lisa Darene, age 11, and one son, Braden James, age six of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Cross, of Bedford; one brother, Richard James Cross and his wife, Elegena, and their daughter, Julie, of Bedford; Joyce, and her husband, Eldon Smith, and their children, Erik and Stephanie of Englewood, Colorado; aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

During the time of her extended illness she maintained a sincere hope that physical health would be restored and she had a firm faith that sustained her and those about her to the closing days of her earthly life.

She was a kind and considerate daughter, wife, mother and friend and she will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

[Minnie Jenivie Hoover]

Bedford Times-Press

Wednesday    July 13, 1988    p. 4

Minnie Jenivie Hoover

Graveside services for Minnie Jenivie Hoover, 98, were held at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Ia., July 7, 1988, officiated by Rev. Carl Cummings.  Miss Hoover died July 4, 1988, at Bedford Manor.

Minnie Jenivie Hoover, the only child of Edgar D. and Martha Florence Davidson Hoover, was born August 23, 1889, in Walla Walla, Washington.

Minnie graduated from Bedford High School in 1909 and taught two years in rural schools of Taylor County.  She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.  After graduation she returned to Iowa to teach in high schools at Ware, Storm Lake and Albia.

She has been a member of the First Church of Christian Scientist in Boston, Ma., since 1920.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by cousins, Hazel Davidson and Violet Haynie of Bedford; Bethel Davidson of Grant, Ia.; Helen Hoover Reifer of Gardenville, Nv., and Donald D. Hoover of San Leandro, Ca.

During the 1930's Minnie spent her summer vacations in the A. B. Davidson home and became much interested in and attached to three very young cousins, Verne Davidson, Russell and Richard Haynie, who also spent much time with their Davidson grandparents, aunts and uncles.  She watched them grow to adults and marry.  Then she became even more interested in watching over their children, Sondra, Steven, Edward and Tammie Haynie, Kenneth and Roger Davidson.

These young cousins became her family.  She was always available when they wanted a story read and played games with them by the hour.  She listened to their dreams and problems.  Minnie talked to them and was their friend.  She watched their progress through school and was proud of their successes and careers.  They enriched her golden years.  Her last thoughts were to ask for news about them.

Minnie spent her last 10 years in Bedford Manor Nursing Home.  As long as her health permitted she took part in all the activities and often helped others less fortunate.

She will be missed by all who knew and cared for her.

[Violet Campbell Henry Allen]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 13, 1988    p. 4

Violet Pearl Allen

Services for Violet Pearl Allen, 87, were held July 9, 1988, at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating.  Burial was at Forest Grove Cemetery, rural Taylor County, Iowa.  Mrs. Allen died July 5, 1988 at her home in Bedford, Ia.

Violet Pearl Campbell Henry Allen, daughter of Richard Campbell and Susan Adams Campbell was born January 17, 1901 in New Market, Ia.  She grew to maturity in the New Market and Bedford communities where she attended the public school and the Christian Church.

Violet and Beryl Henry were united in marriage and lived on farms in Jackson Township, Taylor County, Iowa until his death.  Three children were born to this union: Gilbert Charles, Virginia Ann and Margaret Maxine.

She was employed as a housewife and homemaker and following the death of her husband she continued her education and lived in Clarinda for a few years.  She was graduated with an LPN degree, and she worked at the Mental Health in Clarinda for about 12 years.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Beryl Henry who passed away in 1952; her son Gilbert; two brothers, Albert Campbell and Archie Campbell.  Later she was united in marriage to David Allen who is deceased.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters:  Virginia and her husband, Hal Perkins of Bedford, Ia.; Margaret and her husband William King of Rockford, Ill.; two sisters, Mozel Cirksena and Alta Dubach; a daughter-in-law, Enola Lowry, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

She was a member of the Christian Church.

Her family and friends will long remember her love shared with each one of them and her endeavor to help others in time of need.