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Thursday March 17, 1977 p. 10
Last Rites Held March 11 for Glenn Brown
Funeral services for William Glenn Brown, 83, well known retired farmer living in Bedford, held March 11 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home, were conducted by Carl Cummings. Mr. Brown died March 9, 1977 in his home in Bedford. Interment was at Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa.
William Glenn Brown, eldest son of W. [illiam] T. [homas] and Clarissa Hamblin Brown, was born in Taylor County near Sharpsburg on February 13, 1894.
He grew to maturity in the Sharpsburg and Conway area where he attended rural schools. He joined [the] Presbyterian Church in Sharpsburg at a young age. On March 11, 1914, he was united in marriage to Hazel Frances Mohler at the home of her parents near Bedford. To this union two children were born.
Glenn was a farmer by heart and did not retire from farming until 1964 when they moved to Bedford from east of Gravity.
About 1948 he purchased his first herd of registered Aberdeen Angus cattle, which he enjoyed dearly. He was a charter member of the Aberdeen Angus Association and also was honored in 1976 as a 58-year member of the Farm Bureau organization.
After moving to Bedford he was employed at the Bedford Sales Company for several years. He continued to love working in the out-of-doors until the final day.
Thursday June 28, 1956 [p 1]
Wm. T. Brown Rites Here Wednesday
William T. [homas] Brown, 86, longtime resident of the Conway community and Taylor county, died at St. Francis hospital in Maryville Monday afternoon, June 25 after an illness of only about 36 hours.
Funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clyde Johnson. Burial in Conway cemetery.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, three daughters and five sons. The children are Mrs. Mattie Van Loon, Bussey, Iowa; Mrs. [Clarissa] Opal Weeda, Conway; Mrs. Jessie Coulter, Omaha; [William] Glen Brown, Gravity; Eddie Brown, Lenox; Orville [Theodore] Brown, Sharpsburg; Dale Brown, Harlan, Iowa; Horace Brown, Des Moines.
Thursday July 12, 1956, p. 6
Obituary - W. T. Brown
William Thomas Brown, eldest son of Dave A. [nderson] and Mattie Freeman Brown, was born March 16, 1870, on a farm southeast of Conway and died at St. Francis hospital, Maryville, Mo., June 25, 1956, after a brief illness.
On Feb. 15, 1898, he was married to Clarissa [Ellen] Hamblin and to them 11 children were born. They lived their entire married life in Marshall Township and celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Feb. 15, 1956.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Oran and Dee; one infant; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy [Lee] Hamblin and Miss Maggie [Margaret Jane] Brown of Sharpsburg.
He is survived by his wife; five sons, [William] Glenn of Gravity, Eddie of Lenox, Orville [Theodore] of Sharpsburg, Dale of Harlan, Horace of Des Moines; three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Van Loon of Bussey, Mrs. [Clarissa] Opal Weeda of Conway, Mrs. Jessie Colter of Omaha; 24 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; one sister Orie, two brothers, Ode and Guy [Roy].
In 1913 he accepted Christ as his Saviour.
Funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon, June 27, conducted by Rev. Clyde Johnson. Burial in Conway cemetery.
Modesto Bee and News-Herald (Modesto, California)
Tuesday January 21, 1947 p. 2
Brother of Modesto Attorney Succumbs
Benjamin B. [uford] Hoover, 63, brother of Attorney F. [rancis] O. [swald] of Modesto, died in Hollister yesterday. He was a native of Bedford, Iowa.
Surviving is another brother, H. [ubert] D. [on] Hoover of Washington, D. C.
Private funeral services were held this afternoon in Moore’s Funeral Home with Rev. C. Warren Van Camp officiating. Interment was in the Modesto cemetery.
Modesto Bee and News-Herald (Modesto, California)
Tuesday January 21, 1947 p. 4
hoover----In Hollister, Calif., January 20th, Benjamin B. [uford] Hoover; brother of F. [rancis] O. [swald] Hoover of Modesto and Colonel H. [ubert] D.[on] Hoover of Washington, D. C. A native of Bedford, Iowa, aged 63 years.
Private funeral services were held Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. at Moore’s Funeral chapel, 3039 H Street, Rev. C. Warren Van Camp, officiating. Interment, Modesto Cemetery.
Modesto Bee and News-Herald (Modesto, California)
Tuesday May 9, 1961 p. 19
Probate of Hoover Will Is Requested
Mrs. Ethel G. [race Beard] Hoover, 165 Santa Rita Avenue, has filed a petition in the Stanislaus County Superior Court asking probate of the will of her husband, Francis O. [swald] Hoover, a Modesto attorney, who died on January 28th.
Mrs. Hoover estimates the value of the estate as being in excess of $5,000. Other heirs named in the will are sons Robert F. [rancis] and Benjamin B. [eard] Hoover.
Idaho Free Press & News-Tribune (Nampa, Idaho)
Tuesday April 19, 1966 p. 2
Jay H. Hoover
nampa---Jay [Henry] Hobert Hoover, 69, Route 6, died in a Nampa hospital Monday morning following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 11, 1896, at Bedford, Iowa, and moved to Nebraska as a small boy with his parents. He was raised at Bartley, Neb., and was married to Muriel Esther Kite Sept. 12, 1917, at McCook, Neb. They lived at Bartley, Neb., until moving to Nampa in 1938, where he had since made his home. He had retired as a warehouseman from the Associated Seed Company of Nampa in September of 1961.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Hobert [Jay Hubert] Hoover and Bernard [Kyle] Hoover, both of Nampa, and Clayton [Quayne] Hoover of Greenbank, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Cleda [Marietta] Link of Boise and Mrs. Dawna [Nadyne] Case of Mount Vernon, Wash., two brothers, Roy Hoover of Washington, Mo., and Clay Hoover of Bartlet, Kan.; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel King of Nampa, Mrs. Goldie King of New Meadows, Mrs. Hazel Book, Mrs. Jessie Ernest, both of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday In the Alsip Chapel in Nampa. Officiating will be the Rev. Keith Mills, pastor of the Nampa First Methodist Church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Karcher Road.
Modesto Bee and News-Herald (Modesto, California)
Wednesday January 28, 1942 p. 5
Services Are Held For Oswald Hoover
Funeral services for Oswald Hoover, 82, a resident of Modesto for thirty years, were held this morning in the Shannon Chapel with Rev. T. Ross Paden, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
A native of Bedford, Iowa, Hoover died in the home of a son, Attorney Francis O.[swald] Hoover, on Santa Rita Avenue early Monday.
A retired farmer, he came to California fifty-two years ago, locating in Santa Barbara County. He moved to Modesto in 1911, and since 1935 has been making his home with his son.
Besides his son here, he leaves two other sons, Colonel Hubert D. [on] Hoover of Boston and Benjamin B. [uford] Hoover of San Juan Bautista. He was a brother of Don Hoover of Quincy, Ill., and Mrs. L. [ouis] D. [avid] Streeter [Zelda] of Lompoc and the grandfather of Robert F. [rancis] Hoover of Yakima, Wash., Benjamin B. [eard] Hoover of Berkeley, Holman D. [on] Hoover of Washington, D. C., and Hubert D.[on] Hoover, Jr., of Boston, Mass.
Interment was in the Citizens Cemetery.
Thursday August 11, 1977 p. 11
Netha McKay, 66, Final Rites Held August 3
Funeral services for Mrs. W. [illiam] Lester (Netha Neola) McKay, 66, of Sharpsburg, Ia., held August 3, in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford was conducted by Carl Cummings and Rev. Leonard Mclntyre. Mrs. McKay died in her home in Sharpsburg, Ia. August 1, 1977. Interment was at Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Ia.
Netha Neola Akers McKay, daughter of Neal and Elsie Piper Akers, was born near Gravity, Iowa, November 28, 1910.
She grew to maturity in the community where she was born where she attended the rural school and Sharpsburg High School.
On October 12, 1927, she was united in marriage to W. [illiam] Lester McKay at the home of the bride's parents. They farmed and lived in Taylor County all of their married life and moved to Sharpsburg in 1958 where they have since continued to reside.
She was employed by the Sharpsburg and Lenox Community School hot lunch program until ill health caused her to retire after 18 years of service.
Five children were born to bless their home and to share their love.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Merle Akers, and a grandson, Glen Darrell Bolinger.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, W. [illiam] Lester McKay of the home; two sons and three daughters: D. Lester (Mac) McKay and his wife, Mary Florence, of Corning, Ia.; Rosalee Bolinger and her husband, Weldon of Mt. Ayr., Ia.; Shirley Jean Lawrence of Sharpsburg, Ia; Roland Eugene McKay and his wife, Rochelle, of Ft. Dodge, Ia.; and Leota Eileen (Pinkie) McKay of Omaha, Nebr.; 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Sharpsburg.
Her family and friends will remember her as a devoted wife and mother, friend and neighbor and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Thursday September 29, 1993 p. 8
WILLIAM LESTER McKay
Funeral services for William Lester McKay were held Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993 at Novinger-Taylor Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Marcia Smith Wood officiating. Masonic honors were conducted by Tremont Lodge #343 A.F. & A.M. Burial was at Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa.
William 'Lester' McKay, son of William C. [usick] McKay and Orrie [Ora May] Brown McKay, was born northeast of New Market, Iowa on July 11, 1903 and departed this life September 19, 1993 at the Lenox Care Center at the age of 90.
He lived in Sharpsburg and grew to maturity in various places around Taylor County.
He attended the Sharpsburg public school and the Presbyterian Church. On October 12, 1927 he was united in marriage to Netha Neola Akers at her parents house outside Gravity, Iowa and they lived in Taylor County near Sharpsburg.
To this union five children were born: Doras Lester ("Mac"), Rosalee ("Rose") Bolinger, Shirley Jean Wilmeth, Roland Eugene, Leota E. ("Pinkie") Collins.
He was engaged in farming and was a school bus driver and janitor at Sharpsburg and Lenox.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, his wife, a grandson, Glenn Darrell Bolinger, a granddaughter, Roxann Murray McKay, and a son-in-law, Weldon Glenn Bolinger.
Left to cherish his memory are his five children: "Mac" and his wife Mary Florence McKay of Corning; Rose Bolinger of Mt. Ayr; Shirley and her husband Glenn Wilmeth of Creston; Roland and his wife Rochelle McKay of Fort Dodge; and "Pinkie" and her husband Dale Collins of Omaha, Neb.; his sister, Gladys Eicher of Olympic, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.
Lester McKay was a former mayor of Sharpsburg; an elder, deacon, and Sunday school Superintendent of the Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church; and a Mason for 42 years.
He was a loving and lively husband and father and will be missed by all who
Thursday November 3, 1927 [p. 1]
Elizabeth Adeline Ginn, daughter of William E. [llis] and Mary [Elizabeth Real] Ginn, was born near Akron, Ohio, Aug. 20th, 1846, and passed away Oct. 24, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Lyddon in Clearfield, Iowa, where she had resided since the death of her husband, May 15, 1925.
She was 78 years, 2 months, and 4 days old.
She spent her girlhood in Ohio, coming to Henry Co., Iowa, when she was 18.
On Sept. 8th, 1870, she was united in marriage with Nathan R. Riley. To this union were born five children: —-Mrs. Minnie L. Clark of Blockton, Iowa; William H. [arrison] Riley, who preceded her in death; Mrs. Alice M. Lyddon and Mrs. Katie B. Hadden both of Clearfield, Iowa; and Howard E. Riley of Los Angeles, California.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs Maggie B. Erickson of Creston, Iowa; Mrs. Katie Cassada of David City, Nebr.; and Mrs. Mary Lyddon of Dexter, Iowa; and one brother, S. [amuel] A. Ginn of Leonard, North Dakota. Six brothers preceded her in death. She also leaves to mourn their loss a number of other relatives. She was a kind and loving neighbor, and will be missed by a host of friends.
She was converted and joined the church shortly after she was married, and has been a member of the church here for 32 years.
She lived a consistent Christian life. She was at Sabbath School and church services last Sunday.
Before her going she said that her time had come and she was ready to go and be with Jesus.
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep
From which none ever wakes to
The funeral services were held in Clearfield Methodist Church on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 26th. The pastor, Rev. E. S. MacCartney officiated, assisted by Pastor Brown of the U. P. Church. Beautiful floral offerings were sent by friends and local church organizations. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery by the side of her husband, who passed on two years ago.
Thursday May 21, 1925 [p. 1]
Obituary—Nathan R. Riley
Nathan R. Riley was born in New Athens, Harrison Co., Ohio, Feb. 8, 1845 and died at his home in Clearfield, May 15, 1925. He had lived to the ripe age of eighty years.
When but five years of age his parents removed from the Ohio home to Washington County, Iowa, where he resided until 1876. It was during that year he came to Taylor Co., locating on a farm south of Conway where he resided until they moved to Clearfield in 1894. The family has lived here since that date.
On Sept. 8, 1870 he was united in marriage to Miss Adaline E. [Elizabeth Adeline] Ginn. To them were born five children, two sons and three daughters. Minnie L. Clark of Mt. Ayr, Wm. H. [arrison], who passed away a little more than two years ago; Alice M. [ary] Lyddon and Katie B. [elle] Hadden both of Clearfield; Howard E. of Los Angeles, Calif. His wife, four children, eighteen grandchildren and sixteen great grand children are the immediate mourning relatives, together with a sister, Mrs. Mary Leider of Griswold, Iowa.
Mr. Riley was reared in a home where family worship was a part of the program twice daily. The old style worship was his preference. He enjoyed the old hymns. He united with the Methodist church in early manhood.
Mr. Riley has been a resident of Taylor Co. for forty-nine years, thirty years of that time being spent in Clearfield. A genial, sunshiny disposition was his characteristic attitude, and with his going a familiar figure drops out of the daily life of our little city.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the M. E. Church conducted by Rev. Matthews. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.
Thursday May 21, 1925 p. 2
While not a record, the seventy-five years spent in Iowa by Mr. N. [athan] R. Riley who died last week is a long long time. Coming to the state in 1850, he saw a frontier commonwealth grow into the empire of today. That was the year after the gold rush to California, ten years before Lincoln was elected president, and at a time when the population of the state was little over 200,000.
Mr. N. [athan] R. Riley, one of the oldest citizens of Taylor County in time of residence, died at his home just after two Friday morning, of pneumonia. He was past 80 years of age. A complete obituary appears in another column this week.
Howard Riley arrived Sunday morning from New Mexico to attend the funeral of his father.
Thursday May 21, 1925 p. 5
NATHAN RILEY DIED AT CLEARFIELD HOME
Nathan R. Riley of Clearfield died at his home on May 15th, at the age of 80 years. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Clearfield on Sunday, May 17, at 2:30.
Mr. Riley was a relative of B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Ginn and Tom Ginn of Bedford, who attended the funeral.
Bedford Free Press
Thursday May 28, 1925 p. 4
Nathan R. Riley died at his home in Clearfield, Iowa, May 15, aged 80 years. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church there May 17th at 2:30. Mr. Riley was a brother-in-law of Frank and Tom Ginn of this city.
Thursday January 4, 1923 p. 2
Obituary—W. H. Riley
William H. [arrison] Riley was born Dec. 22, 1873, in Washington County, Iowa, and with his parents moved to Taylor County, Iowa, when three years of age, where he grew to manhood and where he has since made his home.
He was united in marriage to [America] Josephine [Norris] Cain on the 26th day of March 1901. To this union was born one daughter, Doris [Venetia].
He was first taken sick about one year ago and had never since regained his strength. His last sickness coming on suddenly, Saturday evening, when he grew gradually worse, and departed this life at 1:40 o'clock Sunday morning Dec. 31, at the age of 49 years and 9 days.
He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and daughter Doris, and two step-sons, Harley and Fred Cain; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. N. [athan] R. Riley, of Clearfield, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. W. L. Clark [Minnie] of Mt. Ayr; Mrs. Frank Lyddon [Alice Mary] and Mrs. L. [ouis] M. [orrow] Hadden [Katie Belle] both of Clearfield, Iowa; one brother Howard E. of Los Angeles, California; besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Clearfield Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. A. Calkins. A large assemblage of friends called to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. The text used was Hebrews XII 2. The pallbearers were all cousins of the deceased. Interment followed in Clearfield Cemetery.
The Enterprise joins in expression of sorrow and sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives.
Thursday January 4, 1923 p.
Mr. and Mrs. A. [aron] T. [homas] Ginn and B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Ginn took the noon train Tuesday for Clearfield where they went to attend the funeral of a nephew, Wm. [Harrison] Riley.
Salt Lake City Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Thursday December 6, 1973 p. 6C
Charles L. Sandquist
Charles LeRoy Sandquist, 66, 468 7th Ave., died of natural causes Dec. 4 at home.
Born Nov. 9, 1907, Salt Lake City, to Charles Otto and Mary Elizabeth Holland Sandquist. Married Mary A. [rlene] Henry [Dern] Oct. 19, 1962, Salt Lake City. Retired mechanic, service station operator. Member, Lutheran Church, Moose and Eagles lodges.
Survivors: widow; son, Ronald, Salt Lake City; step-daughters, Teresa Dern, Salt Lake City; Vicki O’Neil, California; 2 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 2 brothers, sisters, Ernest, Searchlight, Nev.; Fred Wesley “Fritz”, Las Vegas, Nev.; Pearl Burna, Edna Ainsworth, Ethel Oliver, all Salt Lake City; Ruby Rackstad, Long Beach, Calif.
Funeral Friday noon, 574 E. 1st South, where friends [may] call half hour prior to service. Burial, Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Wednesday January 17, 2001 p. 2
Opal Weeda, age 89, died in a Kansas City, MO hospital January 7, 2001. Funeral services were held January 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford with the Pastor Bryan Hansen officiating. Burial was in the Washington Cemetery at Gravity.
Clarissa Opal Weeda was one of ten children born to William [Thomas] Brown and Clarissa Hamblin Brown on April 4, 1911. She grew up in the Gravity area until her family moved to Conway in 1921. She graduated from the Conway Schools. On March 19, 1935 she was united in marriage to Irven Weeda in Clarinda, Iowa. To this loving union three children were born.
Irven and Opal came to the Bedford area in 1935, shortly after their marriage and farmed the Hardin farm north of Bedford until 1941 when they moved to the Ahren’s farm south of Conway. They eventually purchased a farm south of the Ahren’s farm, where they remained until their retirement in 1981, when they moved to Bedford. Opal loved being a farmer’s wife, baking and cooking, and being associated with the many duties of farm life. Opal and Irven loved to travel, visiting many places throughout the United States, and even making a trip to Spain. Opal always took great pride and joy in looking after her family and friends. Preparing large meals for them was her specialty. Opal moved to Independence, Missouri, the last six months of her life to be closer to her family. While living there, she quickly made many new friends and enjoyed frequent visits from all of her family. Opal was a nondenominational Christian worshiper.
Left to cherish Opal's memory are her brother, Dale Brown of Harlan, Iowa; two children, Raymond Weeda and wife Karen; and Roy Dean Weeda and wife Dixie; a son-in-law Harlan Larison, all of Lees Summit, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Randy Weeda, Rick Weeda, Kimberly Weeda Weddle, Troy Weeda, Cory Weeda, Kristie Weeda Sapp, Philip Larison, Mark Larison and Stan Larison; thirteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceding Opal in death are her husband Irven in 1999; a daughter, Twyla Weeda Larison in 2000; her parents, William [Thomas] and Clarissa; six brothers, [William] Glenn, Eddie, Oran, Dee [Anderson], Orville [Theodore] and Horace Brown; two sisters, Mattie VanLoon Hayes and Jessie Colter.
Wednesday November 10, 1999 p. 5
Funeral services for Irven Weeda, age 88 of Bedford, who died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville were held Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home with Pastor Bryan Hansen officiating. Interment was held in the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials can be directed to the Bedford Meal Site. Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Irven R. Weeda was born August 26, 1911, one of eight children born to Dick and Kate (Romke) Weeda of Tingley, Iowa. He passed away on October 31, 1999. He grew up attending school in Tingley, graduating in 1930. On March 19, 1935 he was united in marriage to [Clarissa] Opal Brown in Clarinda. To bless this union, three children were born.
Irven and Opal came to the Bedford area in 1935, shortly after their marriage and farmed the Hardin farm north of Bedford until 1941 when they moved to the Ahren's farm south of Conway. They eventually purchased a farm south of the Ahrens farm, where they remained until their retirement in 1981 when they moved to Bedford. Irven loved being a farmer, raising cattle and hogs, and being associated with the many duties of life on the farm. He and Opal loved to travel, visiting many places throughout the United States, even making a trip to Spain. Irven always took great joy and pride in looking after his family and friends, and in return, after Irven suffered a stroke in 1965, his neighbors put in his crops and took them out. He was a fifty-year member of the Farm Bureau. Irven was a non-denominational Christian worshiper.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ira Weeda, Elmer Weeda and Bill Weeda; and two sisters, Margaret Weeda McKay and Emma [Mae] Weeda Borrusch.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Opal of Bedford; two brothers, Wayne Weeda and wife Irene of Mandan, North Dakota and Allen Weeda and wife Marjorie of Osceola, Iowa; three children, Raymond [Richard] Weeda and wife Karen [Kay Steen]; Twyla [Wylene] Larison and husband Harlan; and Roy Dean Weeda and wife Dixie, all of Lee's Summit, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Randy Weeda, Rick Weeda, Kimberly Weeda Weddle, Troy Weeda, Cory Weeda, Kristie Weeda Sapp, Philip Larison, Mark Larison and Stan Larison; twelve great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.