Obituaries
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[ANKENY, CHARLES ENOCH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 29, 1945, p. 4
Charles Ankeny – Charles Enoch Ankeny was born November 26, 1868 and passed away January 14, 1945, at the age of 76 years, 1 month and 19 days. He was the son of Isaac and Margaret Ankeny.

He was united in marriage to Almena Lower November 5, 1891. To them three children were born: Mrs M N Risner of Dassel, Minn., Mrs W E Phillips of Red Oak, Iowa, and Harry G. Ankeny of Medical Lake, Washington. He leaves two brothers: Joseph Ankeny of Villisca, Iowa and Milton Ankeny of Trull, Colo. and one sister, Susan Weinand of Alma, Nebr., 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.

Four of his grandsons are now in service overseas. He is preceded in death by his wife.

He spent the greater part of his life on a farm north of New Market. During the past few years he made his home with his daughter, Mrs Phillips in Red Oak.

The funeral service was conducted by Ellsworth L Woods, of the Clarinda Christian church at the Walker Funeral Home on January 16, 1945 at 10:30 in the morning. Interment was in the Guss cemetery. Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes sang two numbers.

 

[ANSON, ARTHUR]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 12, 1914, p. 4
Mrs. Arthur Anson received a telegram last Friday that her husband was instantly killed while changing cars. He and Fred Nichols were on their way to Florida. His body was brought back to Villisca Tuesday and the funeral was held at the hall in Guss at two o'clock Wednesday.

 

[ANSON, ARTHUR]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 12, 1914, [p. 1]
Falls From Moving Train
Arthur Anson of Guss Is Killed Near Pines Castle, Florida, and It Is Thought Death Was an Accident—Body Shipped Home for Burial

The residents of Guss and vicinity are mourning the unexpected death of Arthur Anson, a well-known resident of that place, which occurred near Pines Castle, Florida, last Friday morning.

Mr. Anson, with a party of other gentlemen, was accompanying W. H. Reynolds, Jr., on a land trip through Florida, and en route fell off the train, supposedly while passing from one car to another. The trains there have open vestibules and Mr. Anson probably slipped and fell from the car while it was moving at a good rate of speed.

He was first missed from the party while only a short distance from Pines Castle and when a thorough search of the train did not reveal his whereabouts a stop was made at the next station, Lakeland, and a searching party was organized. He was found about a mile out of Pines Castle and indications pointed toward an instantaneous death. He was bruised considerable about the face, one arm was broken and he sustained several internal injuries. Fred J. Nichols of Nodaway was a member of the party and he accompanied the body to Villisca, arriving here Tuesday noon.

When interviewed, Mr. Nichols said that Mr. Anson was feeling fine during his trip with the exception of the evening before his death when he complained of a stomach trouble but had gotten over this by bedtime and slept soundly the night before. Mr. Anson was never afflicted with strange actions at any time and the exact manner of his death will forever remain a mystery.

Died on Birthday

Walter Anson was born near Wilmington, Ohio, February 6, 1851 and died on his birthday, aged sixty-three years. He had lived in Ohio until about fifteen years ago when he moved with his wife to Guss, where he engaged in farm work for a time. For the past few years he had been running a boarding house at Guss and did gardening work. He had just completed the last payment on ten acres of land in Florida and made the trip there to look at it. He was very spry for his age and on Monday February 2, the day the party departed, walked from his home to the station at Villisca.

In telling of the accident, W. H. Reynolds writes The Review, in a letter dated at Orlando, Florida, February 6, as follows: "Friends of Arthur Anson will want to know the particulars concerning his death just south of this city today, by falling from a moving train. No one saw him fall but he evidently lost his balance while passing from one car to another. As soon as missed we wired for a search and took the next train back. Fred J. Nichols will accompany the remains back to Villisca. It is one of those unfortunate and regrettable accidents that are occurring continually and from which none of us is free. He was in the best of spirits and his sad death has cast a great sorrow over our crowd."

Mr. Nichols was very much broken up on his arrival in Villisca and felt the loss of Mr. Anson deeply.

The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home in Guss at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. S. McCartney, pastor of the Nodaway M. E. church. Interment was in the Guss cemetery. He is survived by a wife.

S. E. Anson of this city is a nephew of the deceased and he has other distant relatives in this vicinity.

 

[ANSON, GENEVA]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 1, 1902, p. 7
Died At Guss.
Died, at her home in Guss, April 28, Miss Geneva Anson. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. Crafts. Interment in Guss cemetery on Tuesday.

Geneva was born August 1, 1881, in Warren County, Ohio. She always assisted in the song services of the Epworth League, Sunday school church and at funerals. She was the possessor of an unusually sweet alto voice. Through a long and lingering illness she was very patient and with quick resignation accepted the call to a higher and better world.

She was a faithful, Christian girl and her loss will be keenly felt in the community in which she lived.

 

[ANSON, SUSAN PAULINA ROGERS]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, November 6, 1931, p. 2
Mrs. Susan Anson Dies At Age 79 At Her Home In Guss
Mrs. Susan Paulina Anson, 79, died at 5 a. m. Saturday at her home in Guss after a month's illness of heart disease.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday at Mrs. Anson's home, with the pastor in charge. Pallbearers were Everett Maxwell, George Walters, Will Rock, Harve Hoffman, Scott Hess and L. O. Hess. Burial was made in the Guss cemetery.

Susan Paulina Rogers was born May 22, 1852 in Ohio. She was married to Arthur Anson and to this union was born one daughter Geneva who, with her father, preceded the wife and mother in death.

Mrs. Anson's husband died February 6, 1914 and her daughter died April 28, 1902. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eva Butcher of Harris, Mo., and by several nieces and nephews.

 

[BRIGGS, DONNA WYLENE SPRING]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, June 19, 2003, p. 18
DONNA BRIGGS - Funeral services for Donna Briggs of Clarinda, IA were held Monday, June 16, 2003 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with Russ Clark of the New Market Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Guss, IA. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Donna Wylene Briggs was born March 29, 1943, at the Heaton Farm in Brooks, IA to Roy and Maravene (McCoy) Spring, and died June 13, 2003 at her home after a lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Donna was a 1960 graduate of Corning High School. She was united in marriage February 15, 1969 in Corning, IA, to Robert Glen Briggs. In addition to raising her two children, Donna had a diverse working career. This career included: secretary for the National Farmers Organization in Corning; legal secretary for Hansen Law Offices in New London, IA, and for Travis & Bonnet Law Offices in Bedford, IA; abstractor for Page County Abstract & Tile Company in Clarinda and most recently, as Deputy Auditor for Page County, IA for the past eleven years. Donna was a member of the New Market Church of Christ.

Donna loved to travel, especially on her annual trip to Las Vegas. She also found happiness in spending time outside with her garden and flowers. Most importantly, Donna enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and co-workers, which brought an immense amount of joy and fulfillment to her life.

Preceding Donna in death were her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Robert of Clarinda; daughter, Brenda Kay Farrens and husband John of Ormond Beach, FL; son, Jason Todd Briggs of Washington, D.C.; granddaughter, Madison Noelle Farrens; and her brother, Keith Spring and wife Annette of Mokena, IL.

 

[BRIGGS, ELMA MYRTLE ZIEHE]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, September 2, 1976, p. 6
ELMA MYRTLE BRIGGS - Elma Myrtle Briggs, daughter of Gerhard and Augusta Donath Ziehe, was born on January 11, 1907 in Montgomery County and died on August 22, 1976 at the Murphy Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa due to a heart condition from which she suffered since last December.

She grew up in Montgomery County and on March 6, 1929 was united in marriage with Ernest Briggs at Red Oak. Four daughters and one son were born to bless their union.

They started their married life together on a farm in the Guss community where they lived four years before moving to Adams County where they farmed in several different places. In 1956, due to Mr. Briggs poor health, they moved to Corning where they operated a nursing home on 9th St. for 3 years before moving to 6th St. where they provided a home for several older people for an additional 6 years prior to moving back to the country 7 miles west of Corning. Elma had moved to Villisca about 6 months ago because of poor health.

She loved her family deeply and found great pleasure in both her own daughters and all of her grandchildren. Some of her children's fondest memories were of family gatherings where they had great times with their double cousins for three of the Ziehe sisters married three Briggs brothers. Elma was well known for her love of fishing and her desire to help others, either of which was sufficient reason for her to drop whatever she was doing and go. One of her greatest joys, particularly in recent years, was fancy work, crocheting and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on March 21, 1972, an infant son Donald Ray in 1941, three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving to mourn her passing are her four daughters: Hester, Mrs David Penry of Brooks Iowa; Pearl, Mrs. Dean Hunter of rural Corning; Grace, Mrs. Keith Jett of Red Oak, Iowa; and Marjorie, Mrs Alan Sullivan of Denver, Colo. She also leaves her four sons-in-law, 15 grandchildren 3 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Briggs and Mrs Elizabeth Briggs both of New Market, other relatives and many friends.

Services were held Wednesday August 25, 1976 at Larkin-Roland Funeral Home in Corning, Ia. at 1 30 P.M.

Officiating was Rev. James W. King. Music selections were "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Whispering Hope" with Lois Jardening as organist and Leona Westphal, as vocalist.

Casket bearers included Michael Hunter, Jeffrey Hunter, Jerold Jett, Rodney Jett, David Sullivan, Douglas Sullivan, and Dennis Sullivan. Honorary bearers were Andrew Jett and Darin Sullivan.

Interment was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[BRIGGS, EMORY EVERETT]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 18, 1975, p. 10
Emory Briggs Taylor resident
Emory Everett Briggs, 69, a lifetime resident of Taylor County, died at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital last Friday following a lingering illness. He had been in the hospital for one day.

He was the son of the late Henry Francis and Pearl Fidler Briggs, born on a farm in Taylor county, and followed the profession of farming his entire lifetime. His home recently has been in New Market.

Surviving are his wife, the former Frieda Ziehe, seven children, Mrs. Jake (Alice) Culver of Omaha, Dale Briggs of Rock Port, Mo., Mrs. Clyde (Dorothy) Williams of Chandler, Ariz., Mrs. David (Elaine) Murdock of Glenwood, Ms. Philip (Ruth) Parrish of Vidalia, Ga., Laverne Riggs of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Don (Reva) Samuelson of Dow City.

A sister is Mrs. Mary Murrey of Madrid, and six brothers, David Briggs of Gravity, Hobert Briggs of New Market, Lowell Briggs of Lake View, Ralph Briggs of Pacific Junction, Mo., Frank Briggs of Shenandoah, and Floyd Briggs, Winchester, Ks. He is also survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Maybell Briggs of Bedford. He was preceded in death by two sons, Max and Earl, a stepsister, Opel Lawson, and one brother, Ernest.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home this Monday afternoon with Frederick E. Akes Jr. in charge. Soloist was Gene Ehlers and organist was Grace Perry. Casket bearers were Ray Johnson, Cleo Houchin, Herbert Swaney, Arthur Warnaca, Grover Warnaca and Carroll Branan. Burial was in the cemetery in the Guss vicinity.

 

[BRIGGS, ERNEST RAY]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, March 30, 1972, p. 8
Nodaway
The community extends their sympathy to Mr and Mrs Dean Hunter and family in the death of Mrs Hunter's father, Ernest Briggs of Corning. Mr Briggs passed away early Tuesday morning at the Community Hospital in Creston.

 

[BRIGGS, ERNEST RAY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 3, 1972, p. 10
Hobert Briggs received word Tuesday that his brother Ernest died at the Creston Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday at Corning and burial at Guss. Dave Briggs of Dallas township is also a brother.

 

[BRIGGS, ERNEST RAY]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, April 13 1972, p. 4
Members of the WSCS provided lunch for the family of Ernest Briggs of Corning who was buried in the Guss cemetery on Thursday. M/M Briggs were former residents in the Guss community.

 

[BRIGGS, GEORGE NELSON]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Saturday, September 18, 1915, p. 2
Briggs Funeral Thursday
Funeral services of G. N. Briggs, residing three and one-half miles northwest of Guss, who died Tuesday afternoon, were held at Guss Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. E. S. Menoher, pastor of the Villisca M. E. church and interment was in the Guss cemetery.

George Nelson Briggs was born in Indiana on March 15, 1834 and was eighty-one years and six months of age at the time of his death. When a boy he moved with his parents to Illinois and later to Iowa, settling with his parents near Wapello. Forty-two years ago Mr. Briggs purchased the farm near Guss on which he has resided, living there since.

Mr. Briggs was married to Miss Charlotte Galushi in Illinois and to this union four children were born, Mrs. W. M. Wright of Villisca being the only surviving. His wife died and after his removal near Wapello he was married to Miss Mary Cavorst [Ceurvost]. Seven children were born to this union, one, a son, dying in infancy. Those surviving are Joseph Briggs of Villisca, Mrs. Charles Crowe and Thomas Briggs of near Guss, Mrs. Don Fiddler and Mrs. B. F. Evans of Gravity and Albert Briggs of Akron, Colorado. He is also survived by a brother in Illinois, thirty-eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Mr. Briggs served three years with the Union army in the Civil war, being a member of Company F, 19th Iowa Infantry. During his long residence in the vicinity of Guss he became intimately acquainted in that neighborhood and leaves many friends to mourn his death. All the children were present at the funeral services Thursday with the exception of the daughter, Mrs. Evans in Gravity, and the son Albert of Colorado. His granddaughters, Mrs. Edith Pearson and son Ora, and Mrs. Lottie Fisher of Omaha and Mrs. James Hutchison and children and Mrs. Claude Farlin of Villisca, also attended the services.

 

[BRIGGS, GEORGE THOMAS "SNOOKS"]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, March 16, 1967, p. 8
George Briggs Is Buried At Guss
Funeral services for George T. Briggs were held Saturday, March 11, 1967 at 1:00 p. m. from the Wolfe Funeral Home with the Rev. Alston B. Hall officiating. The organist Mrs. Mabel Dunn accompanied Mrs. Carolyn Harris in the following vocal selections, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "The Old Rugged Cross." Casket bearers were Bert Reynolds, Roy Erickson, Martin McMahon, A. H. Hedstrom, Robert Wiechman and Earl Selby. Interment was in the Guss cemetery.

George Thomas Briggs, son of Joseph C. [lement] and Myrtle Goodwin Briggs, was born February 15, 1899 in Taylor Co., Iowa and passed away March 8, 1967, in the Iowa City hospital, at the age of 68 years.

Mr. Briggs lived nearly all of his life in the Villisca area. He was united in marriage to Ruby Opal Briggs on May 17, 1951 and to this union was born one son, James. Mr. Briggs is also survived by two other sons, Kenneth and Merle Deane, of a previous marriage.

In addition to three sons, he is survived by three sisters: Florence Anthony and Paulene Gilday, both of Compton, California and Mary Warrick of Sioux City, Iowa; and one brother, William of Waterloo, Iowa. He also leaves to mourn nieces, nephews and stepchildren.

He will be missed by his family and friends.

 

[BRIGGS, JAMES THOMAS "JIM"]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, April 25, 1991, p. 14
James Thomas Briggs – Interment for James Thomas Briggs, 47, of Lakeport, CA, formerly of Villisca, IA, will be held in June at the Guss Maple Grove Cemetery, Guss, IA.

James, soon of George "Snooks" and Ruby Rhamy Briggs, was born September 11, 1947 in Iowa City and died Mar. 5, 1991 in Lakeport, CA.

He lived most of his life in Villisca until recently when he moved with his family to Lakeport, CA.

Survivors include his wife Laura and daughter Jamie of Lakeport, CA; his daughter Patricia and son Joseph of Oceanside, CA; brothers, Kenneth Briggs of Ridgecrest, CA, Merl Briggs of Lakeport, CA, Darrell Rhamy of Lebanon, OR, and Ray Rhamy of Susanville, CA; sisters, Agnes Graham and Bonnie Telschow, both of Red Oak, Bertha Squires and Wanda Dozier both of Nodaway, and Thelma Rhamy, Susanville, CA; and also by many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

 

[BRIGGS, JOSEPH CLEMENT]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, March 14, 1940, [p. 1], 4
Hold Funeral Rites Here For Joe Briggs; Burial Made at Guss
Funeral services were held at the Advent Christian church here Friday afternoon for Joe C. Briggs, 72, who died Wednesday, March 6, at his home here. Interment was made in the Guss cemetery.

The Rev. W. S. Bowden was in charge of the final rites. Pallbearers were Art Smith, Riley Mains, J. D. Phyllis, Hershell Figgins, Eldon Pierce and Sam Wilke. Music was furnished by Mrs. Lura Bowden, Mrs. Ruth Rawlings, A. M. Mitchell and Stanley Anson, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Hattie Strait. The body was taken to the Eno & Sutphen chapel, where it remained until time for the funeral.

Obituary – Joseph Clement Briggs, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. [eorge] N.[elson] Briggs of the Guss vicinity, was born on Aug. 20, 1867, in Louisa County, Iowa. His death resulted from a two-year illness of a heart ailment.

Mr. Briggs was united in marriage to Myrtle Goodwin Nov. 29, 1894, and to this union seven children were born. A daughter, Ethel, died in 1897. Besides his wife he is survived by six children, Mrs. Mary Warrick of Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs. Florence Williams and Mrs. Pauline Gilday of Council Bluffs, William of Marshalltown and George and Jess of Carbon; 11 grandchildren, a great grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Hester Wright and Mrs. Elizabeth Fidler of Villisca, Mrs. Lucy Crowe of Rocky Ford, Colo., and Mrs. Anna Evans of Bedford; and two brothers, Henry of Bedford and Albert of Red Oak.

Mr. Briggs made his home in Villisca 26 years and was a member of the Advent Christian church.

Those who came from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ottie, Clarinda, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hunter, Carbon, Mrs. Ruby Rainey, Nodaway, Mrs. Mary Warrick, Sioux City; Mrs. Florence Williams and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gilday, Council Bluffs; Wm. Briggs and family, Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Rex McNeil and Mrs. Esther Claxston, Omaha, Henry Briggs, Bedford; Mrs. Norma Wallace, Council Bluffs, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Combs of Prole, Iowa; Miss Dorothy Briggs, Earlham, Iowa; Ivan Briggs and Frank Wells, Red Oak; Mrs. Alice Lang, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crow, Mr. and Mrs. Freemyer, Gravity; Herman Crow, Hobart Briggs, Mrs. Jim Sprague, Mr. and Mrs. Homer, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strain, Bob Strain, Carbon; Maxine Taylor, Prescott, Iowa; Mrs. Della Wainwright, Creston.

 

[BRIGGS, MYRTLE BELLE GOODWIN]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, January 6, 1955, p. 4
Mrs. Myrtle Briggs – Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Belle Briggs were held here Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Advent Christian church, with Mrs. Bertha Peers officiating.

The singing was by Mrs. Helen Penwell and the pallbearers were Melvin Flaa, Ernest Briggs, Lowell Briggs, Charles Fidler and Wm. Briggs, jr., and Robert Briggs. Burial was in the Guss cemetery. Sutphen funeral home in charge.

Myrtle Belle, daughter of Thos. and Emma Goodwin, was born near Hepburn, Ia., Aug. 12, 1879 and died at the home of her daughter, Mary, in Sioux City, Ia., on Dec. 25, 1954, at the age of 75 years.

She was married Nov. 29, 1894 to Joseph C. Briggs and started farming near Guss. A few years were spent in Kansas, five years in Hepburn, then the family moved to Villisca where most of their life was spent.

To this union were born seven children---four daughters and three sons. They are Mary Warrick, Sioux City, Ia., George Briggs, Villisca, Jesse Briggs, Council Bluffs, Florence Anthony, Long Beach, Calif., William Briggs, Waterloo, Ia., Pauline Gilday, Tacoma, Wash., and Ethel who lived only two years.

Mrs. Briggs was preceded in death by her husband March 6, 1940. Beside her children, she leaves 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Advent Christian church of Villisca.

 

[BRIGGS, RUBY OPAL GOODWIN RHAMY]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, November 12, 1964, p. 5
Mrs. Ruby Briggs Buried At Guss
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Briggs were held Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1964 at 2:00 p. m. from the Wolfe Funeral Home with the Rev. Alston Hall officiating. Mrs. Mable Dunn, the organist, accompanied Mrs. Carolyn Harris in the following vocal selections, "Rock of Ages" and "The Lilly of the Valley."

Casket bearers included Carl Peterson, Donald Ayers, Orville Marsh, Robert Weichman, Paul Wasson and James Wilson. Concluding service and interment was in the Guss cemetery.

Ruby Opal Briggs, daughter of Isaac and Cordelia Goodwin, was born April 7, 1908 in Clarinda, Iowa and passed away November 7, 1964 in her home after an extended illness at the age of 56 years.

She lived most of her life in and around Villisca. She was united in marriage to George Richard Rhamy on August 18, 1923 and to this union were born five daughters; Bertha C. Squires of Clarinda, Agnes E. Graham of Essex, Thelma Teleshaw [Telschow], Wanda L. Doyier [Dozier] of Pittsburg, California, Deloris A. Teleshaw [Telschow] of Warren, Oregon and Lloyd R. Rhamy.

She was married a second time on May 17, 1951 to George T. Briggs and one son James F. Briggs of Villisca was born to these parents.

Mrs. Briggs was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters. She leaves to mourn besides her husband and her eight children, 33 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 4 sisters and two brothers. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

 

[BRIGGS, WYONA FERN STOOPS KENNEDY]
Clearfield Chronicle (Clearfield, Iowa), Wednesday, December 17, 1997, p. 2
Wyona Fern Briggs – Wyona Fern Stoops was born in rural Gravity on February 9, 1925. She was the fourth of four children born to William Flavorus [Flavious] and Ilda Dale Stoops. At the ripe old age of 2 days, Wyona met her future groom and life's partner Ralph, who was 7 years young at the time, as his family was the first visitors to lay eyes on the new arrival.

Wyona's early childhood was spent tagging along with her big brothers Bud and Ray, as sister Thelma was several years older. It was at this time that Wyona was given the nickname "John" which stuck with her for the rest of her life.

Wyona was married to Dick Kennedy for a short period of time and from this union came Wyona's first child, Thelma Fern Kennedy.

Wyona met Ralph (for the second time) in November of 1945 at Bedford. On May 3, 1946 the young couple was married. Three children were born to the couple; Henry R. arrived on January 24, 1947; Barbara Ellen arrived on August 26, 1949; and Deborah Annetta was born February 24, 1958.

Wyona became Grandma to 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 2:00 p. m. at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield with Rev. Al Rusk officiating. Music was provided by Debbie Brummett, Debbie Briggs, Tim Barnes and Patty Parrish. Pallbearers were Barb Mattson, Melissa Douglas, Jennifer Miller, Debbie Brummett, Heather Brummett and Holly Brummett. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Parker, Todd Briggs, Cliff Briggs, John French, Jesse French and Luke Briggs.

Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Guss, Iowa. Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home of Clearfield was in charge of the arrangements.

 

[CERVEN, OSCAR FERDINAND]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 1, 1986, p. 12
Oscar Cerven services Thursday
Oscar F. [erdinand] Cerven, 88, died this Monday morning (Dec. 1, 1986) at Bethesda Care Center in Clarinda.

He was born July 22, 1898 near Stanton, Ia., to Olaf Cerven and Anna (Larson) Cerven.

In 1923, he married Marjorie Akers. They made their home near Villisca, Ia., one year, then purchased a farm near Gravity, which he farmed until his retirement. Upon retirement, he moved to Bedford and later to Clarinda.

The couple had four children: Robert Dean, Weldon, Ia.; Orville Dale, Corning; Mrs. Talton (Dorothy Evelyne) Hicks, Gravity and Carrol Duane, Blanchard, Ia. there are 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A sister is Esther of Phoenix, Az.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie who died on Dec. 25, 1970 and one grandson, Bobbie Cerven.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday at Walker-Merrick funeral Home in Clarinda, with Carl Cummins officiating.

Memorial may be directed to the donor's choice.

Burial will be at Maple Grove cemetery, Guss, Ia.

 

[CLARK, BENJAMIN FLETCHER DELAY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, June 30, 1899, p. 6
New Market
B. [enjamin] D. [elay] Clark died on Friday of last week from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. The funeral was held Saturday at Maple Grove.

 

[COMBS, LLOYD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 20, 1952, p. 4
Dallas Residents At Combs Rites
Lloyd Combs, 65, Is Buried At Guss
Dallas, March 18 – Lloyd Combs, 65, passed away at the Creston hospital Friday. His funeral was at Bedford at the Shum funeral home Monday with burial in the Guss cemetery. His wife, a son and a daughter preceded him in death. He has one son, Harold, in the service. He is survived by Ned Combs, Nellie Combs of Dallas and Mrs. Gail Berger of New Market, Mrs. Charlie Thompson of Earlham and George Combs of Bedford. Several from Dallas attended the services.

 

[COMBS, LLOYD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 14, 1951, p. 4
Loyd Combs – Loyd [Lloyd] Combs, son of Burr and Lucretia Painter Combs, was born May 15, 1886 north of New Market and died at the Creston hospital, March 14, 1952 at the age of 65 years, 10 months and 24 days.

He was one of a family of eight children, all of whom survive except one sister, Cora Darnold, who died in 1908 and one brother, Charlie, who died in 1951.

He grew to manhood north of New Market and spent most of his life in Iowa with the exception of ten years spent in South Dakota.

He was united in marriage to Glenna Johnson in 1904 and to this union three children were born, Harold, Merrill and Verla.

He is survived by one son, Harold in the armed services overseas; one grandson, two brothers, George of Bedford and Ned of New Market, three sisters, Nellie Combs and Osie Berger of New Market and Lizza Thompson of Earlham. One son Merrill and his daughter, Verla, preceded him in death.

Funeral services held at the Shum Funeral home in Bedford Monday, March 17, were conducted by the Rev. Robert M. Peters. Burial was in the Guss cemetery. Pallbearers were Dale Combs, Dalphin Bashor, Joe Foster, Darrell Thompson, Donald Miller and Jay Darnold.

 

[COMBS, SARAH ELIZABETH "LIDA" LATHROP]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1968, p. 8
Lida Combs Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. George (Lida) Combs, 93, long time Taylor County resident, were held Tues., Jan. 16, at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda with Rev. J. Milton Kinney officiating. Mrs. Combs died January 13 at Pearl Terrace Manor in Bedford where she has been living for 14 months. Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery at the Guss Church.

She was born November 2, 1874 at Oxford Mills, Ia., but had lived in Taylor County most of her life, daughter of Milo and Sarah Leffingwell Lathrop, Taylor County pioneers. For four years she lived at Springfield, Mo., prior to coming to Bedford.

Eight of her nine children still live, a daughter, Mrs. Doyle (Genevieve) Thompson dying last Oct. 13.

The other children Mrs. Joe (Hazel) Foster of Clarinda; Mrs. Francis (Orlene) Marshall of Country Club Hills, Ill.; Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Benard of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Mrs. Phyllis Jackson of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Kenneth (Valera) Abbott of Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. W. I. (Florence) Hutchinson of Springfield, Mo.; Dale Combs of New Market and Ernest Combs of Oakland, Calif. Her two sisters are Mrs. Grace Johnson of Clarinda, Mrs. Candace Fulk of Oakland, Calif.; and her brother is George Lathrop of Clarinda.

She had 65 surviving members of her family, including the eight children, 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She spent her life on a farm, from girlhood until she and her husband, George Combs, retired from active work. In her later years she found herself busy quilting and doing other work with her hands. Mr. Combs died 13 years ago.

 

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[COX, CHARLES OSCAR "CHARLEY"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 15, 1933, [p. 1]
Charles Cox Dies Suddenly at Farm
Charles Cox, well-known farmer living west of Clarinda, died very suddenly Tuesday at his home, a victim of heart trouble. He died while in the house that morning, the housekeeper soliciting the rural carrier as he went past on his morning trip to help. The house is just north of the Louden corner, northwest of Clarinda.

The funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock at the Walker Funeral Home, Rev. W. H. Meredith being in charge. The burial will be in the Guss cemetery. He leaves his wife and three children, Claude, Floyd and Gilbert, all of Clarinda. He is the first of nine brothers and sisters to be taken by death.

 

[COX, CHARLES OSCAR "CHARLEY"]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, June 23, 1933, p. 5
The body of Chas. Cox, who resided west of Clarinda, was brought to the Guss cemetery Thursday afternoon for burial. Mr. Cox was a former Guss resident, was 52 years of age and is survived by his wife and three sons.

 

[COX, CHARLES OSCAR "CHARLEY"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 26, 1933, p. 6
Charles Cox – Charles Oscar Cox was born in Washington Co., Tennessee, March 18, 1881. He was the first death in a family of nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. N. [athaniel] G. [eorge] Cox.

May 22, 1904 he was united in marriage to Clara Leona Fisk at Hamburg, Iowa. To this union seven children were born, four of whom preceded their father in death. Those surviving are Claude Cox of Clarinda and two sons Floyd and Gilbert Cox live at the home north west of Clarinda.

Tuesday, June 13 1933 after a very brief illness he passed away at his home at the age of 52 years, 2 months and 26 days.

Surviving him are his wife and three children, three brothers and five sisters. The sisters are: Mrs. Bell Cochran of Fall Branch, Tennessee, Mrs. Amanda Smith of Santa Anna, Texas, Mrs. Roberta Brown of Missouri, Mrs. Margaret Bashot of Osceola, Iowa and Mrs. Alice Kincheloe of Clarinda.

The brothers are: William Cox of Bedford, Iowa, Joseph Cox of Jefferson, South Dakota and James Cox of Red Oak, Iowa.

The funeral services were held June 15th at the Walker Funeral Home, Rev. W. H. Meredith in charge. Burial was in the cemetery at Guss.

 

[COX, CLARA LEONA FISK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 21, 1958, p. 6
Mrs. Clara Cox, 70, Died Here Thursday Funeral Services Held Sunday For Long-Time N. Mkt Resident
Mrs. Clara Cox of New Market, 70, died at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital Thursday noon. She had lived most of her life in Taylor County.

She is survived by three sons, Claude H of Hoquiam, Wash, Floyd C of New Market and Gilbert of Hoquiam, Wash; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held from the Walker Funeral Home at Clarinda Sunday and burial was in Guss Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cox and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Cox and daughter Sharon of Hoquiam, Wash, arrived Saturday in the Floyd Cox home, called by the death of their mother.

Other visitors in the Floyd Cox home were Mr. and Mrs. Alva Cox of Sioux City and Mr and Mrs Laurence Phillips of Pine River, Minn, and Mr and Mrs Jesse McCall and son and George McCall of Riverton.

 

[COX, CLARA LEONA FISK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 15, 1958, p. 7
Mrs Clara Cox – Clara Leona Fisk, daughter of Jason and Cecelia Bowen Fisk, was born at Hamburg, Ia. Jan. 6, 1888. She was one of four children.

On May 22, 1904, she was married to Charlie Cox at Hamburg, Ia. To this union seven children were born.

Her husband, two sons and two daughters preceded her in death.

Those who survive her passing are: Claude of Hoquiam, Wash, Floyd of New Market, Ia; and Gilbert of Hoquiam, Wash, and seven grandchildren.

She passed away at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital April 17, 1958.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home Sunday, April 20, 1958, with Clarence Potter, preacher for the New Market Church of Christ, in charge. Music was by Aletha Hutchings at the console of the organ. Casket bearers who carried her to her final resting place in the Guss Cemetery were Ray Newberg, Kenneth McCall, Keith McCall, Warren Cox, Gary Cox and Wayne Cox.

 

[COX, NATHAN EARL]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1910, p. 3
HAWLEYVILLE
Miss Harper and Ted Davis attended the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Cox's little child at Guss Sunday.

 

[COX, NATHAN EARL]     [COX, CICEL PEARL]       [COX, NEVA NEOLA]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1910, [p. 1]
Three Children Die
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cox, one-half mile east of Guss, is in deepest sorrow at this time over the loss of their three children, Pearl, Nava [Neva] and Nathan, as the result of whooping cough and pneumonia. Nathan, the little one year old son died Friday, May 27, and was buried Sunday. The cause of his death was whooping cough. Pearl, aged five years, died Monday morning and Nava [Neva], aged three years, passed away Monday evening as the result of whooping cough and pneumonia. Their funeral was held yesterday. The neighbors and friends have done all in their power to assist in every way during these sad days but they cannot alleviate the sorrow or fill the vacancy in this home caused by the loss of these three little ones. Mr. and Mrs. Cox have no other children.

 

[COX, NATHAN EARL]     [COX, CICEL PEARL]       [COX, NEVA NEOLA]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1910, p. 5
This Week At Nodaway
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cox, living one-half mile east of Gus have the deepest sympathy of their many friends and neighbors in the loss of their three children. The youngest died Friday and the other two on Monday as the result of whooping cough and pneumonia. The funeral of the youngest was held Sunday and of the other two yesterday.

 

[FOLK, HENRY EUGENE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 4 1940, p. 8
GUSS
Former Resident Dies Henry Folk Succumbs at Home In Wichita, Kansas

The body of Henry Folk from Wichita, Kans, was brought to Guss for funeral services and burial, Friday, Dec. 22. Mr. Folk resided many years in the Barton Community, south of Guss, leaving for Wichita in 1908, where he had since made his home.

He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Dick Mosley of St. Louis, Mrs. S. M. Burright of Guss, Mrs. Luther Gentzler and Miss Lena Folk of Wichita, all attending the funeral services here. Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

 

 

[GOODWIN, ISAAC]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, August 28, 1936, p. 5
Funeral Service Held Here Sunday For Isaac Goodwin
The funeral service for Isaac Goodwin, 73, of Villisca was held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Advent Christian church, conducted by Mrs. Harold L. Peters. Burial was in the Guss cemetery. Mr. Goodwin, who was born May 6, 1863, in Page County, Ia., died of cancer at 8:35 p. m. on Friday at his home. He had lived in Villisca five years.

Most of Mr. Goodwin's life was spent in Iowa except a few years when he lived in Jewel County, Kansas. While a resident there 46 years ago, he was married to Miss Cordelia Sumner. To this union were born eleven children, ten of whom are living. They are Mrs. Joe Loghry and James Goodwin of Villisca, Mrs. Clarence Hoffman of Clarinda, Mrs. Ben Hunter of Carbon, Mrs. W. M. Roberts of Nodaway, Mrs. George Rhamy of Corning, Mrs. Rex McNeal, Mrs. Carl Tidgren, Mrs. Arthur Cleveland and Jessie Goodwin of Omaha. One daughter, Mrs. Alfred King of Clarinda, died 18 years ago.

Mr. Goodwin was preceded in death by his wife and by all his sisters except Mrs. J. F. Snyder of Council Bluffs. There are 44 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The music at the funeral was by Misses Irma Strait and Thelma Anson, Chester Strait and A. M. Mitchell of Villisca, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Mae Marshall of Gravity. The pallbearers, grandchildren of the deceased, were Darwin King of Elba, Neb., David Hunter and Raymond Hoffman of Carbon, James Roberts of Nodaway, and LeRoy Loughry and Ray Matthews of Villisca.

Relatives who attended the funeral services from a distance were, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Snyder, and Mr. and Mrs. Doc Hough, Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Rex McNeal, Mrs. Esther Tidgren, Mrs. Arthur Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Goodwin and family and Ruth Akers, all of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hunter and family, Carbon; Mr. and Mrs. William Roberts and family, Nodaway; Mrs. George Rhamy, Corning, Mr. and Mrs. James Sumner, Gravity; and Sylvester Sumner, Clarinda.

 

[GOODWIN, JAMES THOMAS]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 12, 1981, p.
James Thomas Goodwin – James Thomas Goodwin was born on July 11, 1899, to Isaac and Cordelia Sumners [Sumner] Goodwin in Taylor County, Iowa. He passed away on February 4, 1981, at his home in Hastings, Ia., at the age of 81 years He was married to Alma Fisher and to this union one son and three daughters were born.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight sisters and one brother.

He is survived by his children Arthur Goodwin, Hastings, Ia., Doris Thuman, Villisca, Lois Ewing and Mildred McConkey of Malvern, Ia.; one sister Elsie Rinehart of California; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Friday, February 6, 1981, at the Sutphen Funeral Home in Villisca with Pastor Brad Schleif officiating.

Casket bearers were James Thuman, Dale Goodwin, Carrol Thuman, Richard Ewing, James McConkey and Roger Jones. Flower bearers were Mrs. Paul Strehle and Mrs. Roger Jones.

Mrs. Neal Gray played while Mrs. Kenneth Higgins sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Mrs. Leroy Eberly was in charge of the memory book.

Interment was in the Guss Cemetery, Guss, Iowa. Arrangements were made by the Sutphen Funeral Home, Villisca, Ia.

 

 

 

[HILL, ANNA HELENA LUNDQUIST]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, August 4, 1960, p. 6
Anna H. Hill – Funeral services for Anna H. Hill were held on Saturday, July 30, 1960 at 2:00 p. m. at the Sutphen Funeral home, with the Rev. Clarence Moore officiating.

Pallbearers included Charles Lindquist, Hillard Peterson, Ray Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Carroll Little and Drexel Lundquist. Flower bearers were Mrs. Nadine Stein and Mrs. Nadine Johnson. Mrs. Mabel Dunn accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Maxwell in the following selections, "When Morning Dawns" and "Abide With Me." Concluding service and interment was in Guss cemetery.

Anna Hill, the daughter of Charles and Betsy Lundquist, was born February 21, 1897 near Stanton, and passed away July 27, 1960 at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. She was raised in the Fairview community and joined the Christian Church in 1915.

She attended the Academy in Corning and the Iowa State Teachers College and taught school in Adams County and also in Taylor County schools for a number of years.

She was united in marriage to Ivan G. Hill on May 6, 1923 in Red Oak. Survivors are her husband, Ivan; four daughters, Evelyn Morgan of Henderson, Nevada; Alyene Denker, Sheridan, Wyo.; Dorothy Hickman, Kings Lake, Nebr.; and Meri Chess, Redondo Beach, California. Seven grandchildren also survive, together with five brothers, Mannie Lundquist, Arthur Lundquist and Henry Lundquist all of Corning, Clarence Lundquist of Ft. Myers, Florida and Martin Lundquist of Osceola; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Johnson of Nodaway, Mrs. Elsie McPherson, Comes [Camas], Washington and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mrs. Signe Little.

 

[HILL, IVAN GEORGE]
Ivan Hill Is Buried
Funeral services were held for Ivan G. Hill Wednesday, August 26, 1970 at 2:00 PM from the Sutphen funeral home with Pastor Lloyd Anderson officiating.

Pallbearers were Hillard Peterson, Steve Pfeiffer, Wayne Johnson, Vance O'Dell, Terry Peterson and Dale Stroud.

Flower bearers were Cynthia Peterson and Patricia Peterson.

Music was by Frances gray who sang "Abide with Me" and "How Great Thou Art."

Mrs. Hazel Richey was in charge of the register.

Interment and concluding services were at the Guss Cemetery with Sutphen Funeral Home in charge.

Obituary – Mr. Hill, a life long resident of the Guss community, was a son of Horace and Retta Hill. He was born September 5, 1895 and passed away August 23, 1970.

In 1923 he was married to Anna Lundquist. She preceded him in death in 1960.

Survivors include his four daughters: Evelyn Morgan of Henderson, Nevada; Alyene Denker of Lakewood, Colorado; Dorothy Egbers of Hooper, Nebraska, and Meri Chess of Palos Verdes Estates, California. There are also nine grandchildren and two sisters, Emma Jamison and Jessie Peterson of Brooks, Iowa.

 

[HILL, HORACE GREELEY]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, May 7, 1926, p. 5
H. G. Hill – Horace G. [reeley] Hill, for more than fifty years a resident on his farm ten and a half miles southeast of Villisca, died at his home there at 11:45 o'clock Saturday night, his death resulting from old age complications.

He was born in Conway, N. H., Dec. [15] 1841 and was 84 years old at his death. He came to Illinois and there married to Miss Ellen Clark who died two years later. Following her death Mr. Hill returned to his former home in New Hampshire but later came west again, making his home in Illinois and Indiana. From there he came to Taylor County, Ia., and bought the farm where he made his home for more than half a century.

In March 1877, he was married to Miss Reta [Retta] Hunt, and to them were born eight children, three of whom died in childhood. Those living are Ernest, Walter, Emma and Ivan of Nodaway and Mrs. Clarence Peterson of Villisca. There are also three brothers and one sister, Andrew Hill of Hiram, Maine, Almon and Wesley Hill of Fryeburg, Maine, and Mrs. Geo. Whitman of Haverhill, Mass. and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Hill preceded her husband in death Nov. 8, 1909. In his young manhood Mr. Hill taught school for several years in the states of New Hampshire, Maine, Illinois and Indiana. He united with the Methodist church at the age of 18 years.

His funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home where he died, with Rev. O. R. Jones of Nodaway in charge of the service. The singing was by Mrs. O. R. Jones, Mrs. S. J. Means, Lloyd Means and L. W. Rider, and the pallbearers were C. A. Peterson, J. M. Sheridan, Chas. Higgins, Chas. Kapple, Claude Wallahan and Ed Stroud. Interment was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[HILL, LORETTA OLIVIA "RETTA" HUNT]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, November 11, 1909, p. 7
This Week At Nodaway
Mrs. Retta Hill, wife of H. [orace] G. [reeley] Hill, died at her home, three miles northeast of Guss, Monday, November 8, 1909, from cancer of the liver. Mrs. Hill had been in poor health for several months and had been confined to her bed for the past two months. The deceased was about fifty-four years of age at the time of her death. She, with her family, had lived on the farm where she died, for the past thirty-three years. Her demise is mourned by a husband, two daughters, three sons and the community where she lived. The funeral was held Wednesday, November 10, conducted by Rev. Carlson of the M. E. church at Nodaway. The interment was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[HILL, LORETTA OLIVIA "RETTA" HUNT]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, November 17, 1909, p. 2
Died - Mrs. H. [orace] G. [reeley] Hill died Monday November 8th at her home in Taylor County, of cancer of the stomach, aged 53 years, 11 months and 6 days. Miss Olive Hunt was born in Delaware County, Indiana, December 2, 1855. She later removed to Iroquois county, where she was married to H. [orace] G. [reeley] Hill in March 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Hill started for Iowa the next day after their wedding and located in Taylor County on the farm where Mrs. Hill died, having resided on the farm over 30 years.

Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hill, five of whom are still living. Beside her husband and children, Mrs. Hill leaves four brothers and three sisters to mourn her death. The funeral was held Wednesday of last week at 11 o'clock conducted by Rev. C. A. Carlson and interment was made in the Guss cemetery.

 

[HUNTER, JEFFREY DEAN "JEFF"]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1977, p. 8
JEFFREY DEAN HUNTER - Jeffrey Dean Hunter, youngest of the two sons of Dean and Pearl Briggs Hunter was born July 24, 1956 in Corning, Iowa, and died May 28, 1977 at Bergen-Mercy Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska of injuries received in a motorcycle accident a week earlier.

Jeff was an enthusiastic participant in life, drinking in its many experiences at such a pace that it required a strong constitution to keep up with him.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, George Hunter; grandparents, Ernest and Elma Briggs; and three uncles.

Surviving to mourn his passing are his parents of rural Corning; brother, Michael at home; his grandmother, Mrs Fleta Hunter of Villisca; ten aunts, 9 uncles, numerous cousins and a wide ranging host of friends.

Services were held Tuesday, May 31, 1977 at 2:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church in Nodaway, Iowa. Reverend James King officiated.

Flower bearers were Mrs Lowell Knudson and Mrs Jim Everett. Music was by recordings. Mrs Dave Kennedy was in charge of the registry. Julius March served as usher.

Casket bearers were Charles Shipley, Stanley Shipley, Gordon McAlpin, Eddie Grimit, John Beedle, and Kim Beedle.

Interment was in the Guss Cemetery, Guss, Iowa.

In charge of arrangements was Sutphen Funeral Home of Villisca, Iowa.

 

[HUNTER, JEFFREY DEAN "JEFF"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 9, 1977, p. 7
Dallas Twp., June 2 -- M/M Hobert Briggs attended the funeral of Jeff Hunter, 20, their niece's son, at Nodaway who was killed in a motorcycle accident.

 

[HUNTER, PEARL AUGUSTA BRIGGS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 4, 2002, p. 4
Pearl Augusta Hunter - Pearl Augusta Hunter 68, of Villisca, IA was born January 9, 1934 in Taylor County, IA, the daughter of Ernest Ray Briggs and Alma [Elma] M. [yrtle] (Ziehe) Briggs, and died November 25, 2002 at the Alegent Health Hospital in Coming, IA, where she had been a patient since October 30th, 2002.

Pearl attended rural Adams County School and Nodaway High School. She earned her G.E.D. in 1968. She was married to Gerald Dean Hunter on December 20, 1952. To this union two sons were born, Michael and Jeffery.

Pearl had worked on the farm with Dean. She had also worked at the Carbon Plant in Red Oak for 2 years and at the Clarinda State Hospital for 10 years. She then cared for Harold Everett. In 1972, Pearl and Dean purchased her parents farm and moved north of Nodaway.

Pearl was a quiet woman, and spent most of her time on the farm where she raised a large garden, which she canned and froze many fruits and vegetables from. She enjoyed nature, feeding and watching wild animals. She also enjoyed reading.

Pearl is survived by her son Michael Hunter of Villisca, and ex-husband Dean Hunter of Villisca. Sisters: Hester Penry of Brooks, IA, Grace Jett and husband Keith of Shenandoah, IA and Marjorie Sullivan and husband Alan of Denver, CO. Plus other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Jeffery Dean Hunter.

Graveside services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 29 at the Maple Grove Cemetery near Guss. There was viewing Friday, November 29 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca.

 

[JOHNSON, GILBERT ALLEN]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, March 2, 1893, p. 7
--Died: -- At the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jabez H. Johnson, 8 ½ miles southeast of Villisca, in Nodaway township, Taylor Co., Iowa, Feb. 18, 1893, Gilbert Allen Johnson, aged 7 years, 7 months and 27 days. The burial took place at Maple Grove cemetery Feb. 19th. Deceased was of exemplary character, meek and kind. His death resulted from scarlet fever, he suffered and bore his pain without complaint, and when the final end came it was well with him, he went to sleep in the care of god without a struggle.

[Poem not transcribed]

 

[JOHNSON, MATILDA ANN "TILDA" KUNCE]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Saturday, July 17, 1915, [p. 1]
Mrs. Tilda Johnson – Mrs. Tilda Johnson, a former Villisca resident, died suddenly Sunday night at her home in British Columbia, Canada. This was the word received by relatives here, a sister, Miss Mollie Kunce, and a brother, Tod Kunce, Monday morning. No further word has been received and the Villisca relatives do not expect to attend the funeral services.

Mrs. Johnson was about sixty years of age at the time of death and moved from here about twelve years ago. She was married to Mr. Johnson in Villisca and they resided on a farm southeast of this city for a number of years. They moved from here to Canada and had lived in British Columbia a greater part of the twelve years. Mr. Johnson died last spring. Besides the Villisca relatives she is survived by a brother, J. A. Kunce, in Omaha and another, J. F. Kunce, in Loveland, Colorado. A son William lives at Lincoln, and a daughter, Mrs. Ida Kunce, in British Columbia. She also has another daughter and a son Harley in British Columbia. The Villisca relatives have not been notified of the funeral arrangements.

 

[LIEBHARDT, ETTA EELLS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 15, 1937, [p. 1]
Brought 500 Miles for Burial at Guss
Mrs. W. [illiam] A. [rthur] Liebhardt, well known to old timers around Guss, passed away Friday at Lake Geneva, Wis. Her remains were brought overland the distance of about 500 miles to Clarinda, and burial will take place in the cemetery at Guss, in which community she was born and raised. Funeral service will be held in the Guss church at 2:00 p. m. Tuesday of this week. Mrs. Liebhardt was a sister of Mrs. Francis Rogers of Clarinda, and was over 60 years old.

Those who came were her husband, W. [illiam] A. [rthur] Liebhardt, and son, Dwight, and daughters, Opal, Dorothy and Mrs. Walter Corbett, all of Lake Geneva, and Mrs. Roy Aune of Ladysmith, Wis.

 

[LIEBHARDT, WILLIAM ARTHUR]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 19, 1938, p. 4
William A. Liebhardt – Wm A [rthur] Liebhardt, son of William and Elizabeth Liebhardt, was born at Whitestown, Ind, on Feb. 28, 1872 and departed from this life at Lake Geneva, Wis, Sept 13, 1938.

He grew to manhood in Indiana and came to Iowa at the age of 20 in 1892. On Feb 24, 1898, he was married to Etta Eells, who was his partner in life for nearly forty years, passing away on Nov 12, 1937. To this union six children were born: Ralph, who died in infancy, and the following who survive their parents: Mrs. Esther Aune of Ladysmith, Wis, Mrs. Ruth Corbet, Dwight, Opal and Dorothy of Lake Geneva, Wis.

Until 1906 he lived at Guss, Ia, and then moved to South Dakota. For a number of years also he lived at Corning, Ia, and later made his home in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

As a young man he joined the Methodist church in Guss, a connection with the church which never was broken.

Besides his children, he is survived four grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs Frank Hutton and Mrs Edward Livegood of Whitestown, Ind, and Mrs. Frank Woodard of Dallas, Tex.

Funeral services were held at the Guss Methodist church on Saturday, Sept 17, 1938. Pallbearers were Scott Curtis, Wm rock, Clifton Clement, Gart Poole, Wesley Johnson and Rufus Duncan. Rev R I Robb brought the message.

The body arrived from Lake Geneva and funeral services, conducted by Rev R I Robb, were held at Guss last Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Leibhardt [Liebhardt] was buried at Guss last November and a family of five children survives. They are Mrs Roy Aune of Ladysmith, Wisc, Mrs Walter Corbitt, and Dwight, Opal, and Dorothy Leibhardt  [Liebhardt], all of Lake Geneva. These relatives called at the home of an aunt, Mrs. Francis Rogers and cousin, Mrs Harold Douthit, in Clarinda. Dr. and Mrs L L Eells of Auburn, Nebr, also attended the funeral and were guests in the Rogers and Douthit homes until Sunday when they left for their homes.

 

[LINDBERG, CARL EDWARD]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, October 22, 1964, p. 4
Carl Lindberg Buried At Guss
Funeral services for Carl Lindberg, 53, were held Thursday, October 15, 1964 at 2:00 p.m. from the Wolfe funeral Home, with Rev. George S. Snyder officiating.

The organist Mrs. Mabel Dunn accompanied Mrs. Carolyn Harris in the following vocal selections, "Beyond the Sunset," and "The Old Rugged Cross."

Casket bearers included Erick Nelson, Orvis Wagaman, Junior Lindberg, Wendell Nelson, Gilbert Lindberg and Lloyd Lewis. Interment was in the Guss cemetery.

Carl Edward Lindberg, son of Carl and Matilda Lindberg, was born on February 7, 1911, in Page County, near Hawleyville, Iowa and passed away at the Pleasant Hill Nursing Home in Red Oak, Iowa on Sunday, October 11, 1964, at the age of 53 years. He grew to manhood in the rural areas around Villisca, working as a farmer. In the late 30s he moved to Villisca with his mother, where they resided with the exception of three years, when they lived in Red Oak. He had been a patient in the nursing home since last April.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Hulda Mulnix. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Martha Taylor and Mrs. Mary Pierce, both of Lemon Grove, California and Mrs. Bertha Fisher of Shenandoah, Iowa; three brothers Elmer and George Lindberg of Villisca and Col. Paul Lindberg, Ft. McPherson, Georgia; four nephews and one niece, five great nieces and five great nephews; other relatives and friends.

 

[LINDBERG, MATILDA SOPHIA NELSON]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, October 13, 1955, p. 4
Mrs. Matilda F. Lindburg – Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda F. Lindberg, 87, were held here Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Wolfe funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Paul C. Ellis.

Mrs. Lindberg, resident here many years, died Sunday evening, Oct. 2, at her home on East Fourth street following an extended illness

Singing at the funeral was by Cecil Weaver, accompanied by Mrs. Wm. Anderson and in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Richard Runyan and Mrs. Erick Nelson. Pallbearers were Jay Ford, Donald Fisher, Erick Nelson, Dick Kelley, Fredrick Fisher and Leonard Posten, and interment was in the Guss cemetery.

Matilda Nelson Lindberg, daughter of C.  [harles] J. [ohn] and Anna Nelson was born in Sweden, May 16, 1868, came with her parents to America when she was two and one-half years old. The family settled in Iowa, and she spent nearly all of her life in this state.

On May 20, 1887, she was married to Carl Lindberg in Bedford, Ia. They engaged in farming, spending most of their married life in the Villisca vicinity.

To them were born eight children, of whom one died in infancy. Mr. Lindberg died on April 8, 1931.

Mrs. Lindberg is survived by her seven children, Mrs. Martha Taylor, Red Oak; Mrs. Mary Pierce, of San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Bertha Fisher, Shenandoah; Lt. Col. Paul Lindberg, Ft. Monroe, Va., Elmer, George and Carl Lindberg, all of Villisca. There is also one stepdaughter, Mrs. Hulda Mulnix, Red Oak.

There are four grandchildren, Robert Pierce, San Diego; George, jr., and Gilbert Lindberg, Villisca; and Mrs. Ilean Lewis, Shenandoah; also four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Lindberg held strong religious convictions and was a constant reader of her Bible. She was for many years a member of the Methodist church.

 

[LONG, MAYBELLE HOWELL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 9, 1981, p. 3
MayBelle Howell Long – MayBelle Howell Long, 82, born May 15, 1898 at Mobile, Mo., the daughter of John R. Howell and Treca [Tressa] Moore Howell, died Sunday, February 22, 1981 at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, Iowa, shortly after entering. Mrs. Long taught school in Page County for 14 years. April 26, 1933 MayBelle married Clyde A. Long. They farmed in the New Market area until retirement when they moved to Clarinda, Ia. She was a member of First Christian Church in Clarinda, Iowa, Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant and Rebekah Lodge.

Besides her husband of the home she is survived by two brothers Robert Howell, Phoenix, Arizona, and Irvin of Anoka, Minnesota; sister-in-law Mildred Howell of Norfolk, Ne., and two aunts Hattie Graham of Clarinda, Ia. and Lettie Kellogg of Macedonia, Ia.; many nieces and nephews, relatives and host of friends.

Mrs. Long was preceded in death by both of her parents, two brothers, Johnnie E. Howell and Herbert Howell; one sister Eva Nell Howell Jackson.

Funeral services were held at Walker-Merrick Funeral Chapel February 25, at 2 pm in Clarinda, Iowa, with Rev John Clark officiating.  . . .

Interment was in the Guss Cemetery, Taylor County, Ia.

 

[LOWER, FREDERICK "FRED"]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Wednesday, January 5, 1916, p. 4
Hawleyville and Vicinity
Fred Lower died Thursday, December 23. He had been in poor health for some time. The funeral was held on Saturday and he was laid to rest in the Guss cemetery.

 

[MCCAIN, AMANDA DELLA PEARCE]
Adams County Union Republican (Corning, Iowa), April 24, 1901
Mrs. McCain died at her home Tuesday evening, April 16, 1901, aged 55 years. Only a few weeks ago the death angel visited the home and took from it the loving husband and father. Four children were born to them, one girl who had passed on before. Three sons were with them during their sickness. Everything was done for her that physicians could suggest or that her children could do, but with all their efforts she gradually grew worse and death was her only relief. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Mr. Farley, who was her pastor at the time of her death. Her remains were laid to rest in the Guss cemetery.

 

[MCCAIN, AMANDA DELLA PEARCE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, April 27, 1901, p. 7
Death of Mrs. Wm. McCain
At her home one mile southwest of Nodaway, occurred the death of Mrs. Wm. McCain, April 16th.

Della Amanda Pearce was born in Clark County, Illinois, Sept. 10th, 1846. She was converted 17 years ago in Wisconsin and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Galva, Iowa. She was married to Wm. McCain in Wisconsin in the year 1866. She and her husband came to Ida County in 1882 and to Adams County in 1898. Mrs. McCain united with the Methodist church at Nodaway shortly after coming to her present home. Deceased was conscious to the very last and after giving her children a faithful mother's advice, she fell asleep in the arms of her dear Master and Savior. She leaves an aged mother, father and four children to mourn her loss, besides a brother and only sister.

The funeral services were held Thursday at the home, conducted by Rev. Farley and the remains interred at Maple Grove. Her husband died March 4th, 1901, and as no funeral sermon was preached at that time on account of the sickness of the wife, it fell to the lot of Rev. Farley to conduct the services for both yesterday. The family have the sympathy of all.

 

[MCCAIN, ELIZABETH LONG]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 13, 1900, p. 6
Grandmother McCain, who used to live on the Porter farm, was buried at Maple Grove Saturday.

 

[MCCAIN, WILLIAM]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Wednesday, March 6, 1901, p. 8
Wm. McCain of near Nodaway died Monday afternoon and was buried at Maple Grove today. Mrs. McCain is also very low.

 

[MOORE, THOMAS DALE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Wednesday, August 6, 1997
Thomas Dale Moore Thomas Moore, age 83 of Clarinda, Iowa died early Thursday morning at the VA Hospital in Omaha, NE, where he had been a patient since July 7th.

Thomas was born December 26, 1913 at Oxford, Nebraska. His parents were Thomas John Moore and Chloe Ollie Hanners. Thomas was married to Ruby Thomas on March 10, 1936 at McCook, NE. Thomas and Ruby moved to the Clarinda area in   1943.     They farmed   in   Page   and   Taylor counties, semi retiring and moving into Clarinda in 1974. Thomas had farmed and worked at the Clarinda Auction Co for 10 years.    Since 1984 he has worked for the Page County Fair Board and the Farmers Market. Thomas entered the Army in February of 1944; he was injured and spent from September, l944 in a hospital in Germany until he was discharged a year later.

Survivors include his wife Ruby of the home, four children, Mrs. Virgil (Shirley) Briggs of Clarinda, IA, Mrs. Marvin (Verna) Sanderfield of Newton, IA, Dale Moore of Charles City, IA and Terry Moore and wife Judy of Griswold, IA.   There are   15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and two great great grandsons, brothers, Harvey Moore of Culbertson, NE, John Moore of McCook, NE and a sister, Mary Ellen Adair of Tule lake, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Edgar, Paul and Walter, a sister, Edith Coleman, two grandsons, Randy and Rick Briggs.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Walker Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, IA. A memorial will be established. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Guss, Iowa.

 

[MOSLEY, MARIA MAY FOLK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1947, p. 2
Dallas Township
Friends and relatives have received the word of the death of Mrs Dick Mosley of St Louis, Mo. The body arrived in Bedford Monday evening and funeral was Tuesday at the Shum funeral home. Burial in the Guss Cemetery.

 

[MOSLEY, MARIA MAY FOLK]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1947, [p. 1]
Mrs. Richard Mosley Dies In Missouri
The body of Mrs. Richard Mosley was brought from Overland, Missouri, to Bedford, where the funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. W. Swan. Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

Maria May Mosley, eldest daughter of Peter and Catherine Folk, was born in Peoria County, Illinois, August 15, 1870 and died at her home in Overland, Missouri, August 2, 1947 at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 18 days.

She was married to Richard H. Mosley on January 25, 1894 at Peoria, Illinois. To them were born two sons, Alvin Willard, who died in infancy, and Carl Elwood with whom she had made her home for the past 16 years.

She became a Christian in early youth, living and practicing the word of God in her daily life.

She resided in Bedford approximately 8 years, 3 years in Shenandoah and 4 years in Ames, during which time she was a member of the Christian church. She moved to Overland 7 years ago and affiliated with the Christian church there, where she was an active member until her death.

Besides her son Carl and his wife Oma, she is survived by two grandsons, Eugene Mosley and Jack Mosley of Overland, Mo.; three sisters, Miss Lena Folk and Mrs. L. C. Gentzler of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. S. M. Burright of Gravity. Mr. Mosley died in 1941.

 

[MULNIX, HULDA M. LINDBERG]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, July 30, 1964, p. 6
Last Rites Held For Mrs. Mulnix
Funeral services for Hulda M. Mulnix, 85, were held Sunday, July 26, 1964 at 2:00 p. m. from the Wolfe Funeral Home with the Rev. George S. Snyder officiating. The organist was Mrs. Mabel Dunn and accompanied Mrs. Frances Gray in the following vocal selections, "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Beyond The Sunset."

Casket bearers were Joe Lines, Richard Runyan, Jack Wright, Gilbert Lindberg, Junior Lindberg, and Lloyd Lewis. Interment was in the Guss Cemetery.

Hulda Mulnix, daughter of Carl and Anna Johnson Lindberg, was born in Sweden on June 13, 1879 and passed away at the Shady Lawn Nursing Home, Villisca, Iowa, on Thursday, July 23, 1964 at the age of 85 years.

On December 23, 1897, she was united in marriage to William J. Mulnix at Clarinda, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Mulnix spent most of their married life in service, employment at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute, the Glenwood State Hospital and School, and for thirty years at a similar institution in Grafton, North Dakota. After retirement they lived in Red Oak, Iowa. Mr. Mulnix preceded her in death in 1942.

Mrs. Mulnix moved to Villisca in 1955, where she made a home for her brother, Carl, until his poor health made it necessary for him to recently enter a nursing home.

She is survived by four brothers: Elmer and George of Villisca; Carl of Red Oak; and Col. Paul Lindberg of Fort McPherson, Georgia; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Taylor and Mrs. Mary Pierce, both of Lemon Grove, California; and Mrs. Bertha Fisher of Shenandoah, Iowa; four nephews, one niece, other relatives and friends.

 

[NELSON, ANNA C.]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1913, p. 6
Mrs. C. A. Nelson – Mrs. C. [harles] A. [J.] Nelson died at her home southeast of Guss Thursday, January 30, 1913, at the age of eighty-six years, nine months and twenty-three days.

Deceased was born in Sweden but with her husband, had lived on the farm where she died for thirty years. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were highly respected citizens in the community where they had made their home for so many years. Mrs. Nelson's death was due to old age. She had no particular disease but had been in declining health for the past three years and was confined to her bed for the last five weeks of her life.

She is survived by her husband and two sons and three daughters. The children are: John Nelson, living in Nebraska; Chas. Nelson, living near Guss; Miss Josephine Nelson, who lived at home, Mrs. Charles [Carl] Lindberg, living near Guss; and Mrs. Olaf Youngren of Kewanee, Illinois. The funeral was held at the Maple Grove church Sunday at half past two, conducted by Rev. Koser, pastor of the Nodaway Methodist church. The interment was in the Guss cemetery.

Mrs. Youngren, who had been here for the past week, returned to her home Monday of this week.

 

[NELSON, CHARLES JOHN]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Wednesday, June 6, 1917, [p. 1]
Guss Resident Is Dead
Charles John Nilson, Native of Sweden, Dies Sunday Evening from Old Age Complications
Charles John Nilson, since 1882 a resident of three miles west of Guss, died Sunday evening at about five oÕclock at his home. Old age complications were the cause of his death.

Charles John Nilson was born in Calmar [Kalmar] in Sweden, April 18, 1829, and at the time of his death Sunday was eighty-six years, one month and fifteen days of age. In 1869 Mr. Nilson left Sweden and came to the United States. He first stopped in Illinois, where he lived for one year. He then came to Iowa and for a while was a resident of Ottumwa, Iowa. Later he came to Page County, in 1880, and in 1882 moved to the farm three miles west of Guss where he died.

January 30, 1913, Mrs. Nilson died and since that date Mr. Nilson and his daughter, Miss Josephone [Josephine], have made their home on the home place. Besides Miss Josephine Nilson two daughters and two sons also survive the deceased. They are: Mrs. Emma Jorgren  [Youngren] of Kewanee, Illinois; Mrs. Carl Lindberg of southwest of Villisca; John Nelson of Oak, Nebraska, and Chas. Nelson of Villisca. Only the children of this community attended the funeral.

The services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Guss church. They were conducted by Rev. Doyle, Methodist minister at Nodaway. Burial was made in the Guss cemetery.
[Note:  The last name is spelled Nelson on his headstone and in other family obituaries]

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1905, [p. 1]
Mrs. Chas. Nelson died Sunday forenoon at her home, seven miles southeast of Villisca, after a long illness, at the age of 22 years, 8 months and 29 days. The funeral was held Monday at Guss and the remains were buried in the Brown cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Free Methodist church and was a woman of high standing in the community. She leaves a husband to mourn the loss of a loving helpmeet and to care for the motherless babe under two years of age. The sorrowful husband is the recipient of deepest sympathy.

 

 

 

 

[ROCK, LENA EMMA WERNER]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, March 22, 1951, p. 9
Mrs. Emma Rock
Mrs. Emma Rock, pioneer resident of the Guss vicinity, died Wednesday, March 14, at the home of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Lewis southeast of Villisca following illness which kept her bedfast four and a half years.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Pitman Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. L. H. Athey of Villisca and the Rev. Clement Rowe of Nodaway.

The singing was by Mrs. Margaret Hull, accompanied by Mrs. Frances Wheeler and assisting with the flowers were Mrs. Gilbert Brannan, Mrs. James Stamps and Mrs. Lee Gray.

Pallbearers were Albert Johnson, Med Berry, Charles Curtis, Gilbert Brannan, Cecil Peterson and Yale Wright and burial was in the Guss cemetery.

Lena Emma Rock, daughter of Adam and Christina Werner, was born in Page County, Iowa, Feb. 7, 1883 and was 68 years old at her death. When she was one year old she moved with her parents to Taylor County.

She was united in marriage Apr. 26, 1899, with Lewis William Rock of the Guss vicinity where they established their home, living there during their entire married life, with the exception of three years spent in Villisca. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Marie Lewis of Villisca and Wayne Rock of Guss. Mrs. Rock's husband preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1946, also a brother, Albert, Dec. 2, 1927.

She united with the Evangelical church at the McMillian school house when a child, later transferring to the Methodist church at Guss. She enjoyed attending the Villisca Methodist church when she was able while making her home part time with her daughter.

She leaves besides her children one brother, Estle Werner of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Lola Jean Drennen, Burlington Junction, Mo., Dwight Lewis, Walnut, Ia., and Billy Joe Rock, Guss; also a cousin, John O. Strack, Sioux Falls, S. D., who came as a lad to make his home with the family, remaining until he was grown.

 

[SCHOONOVER, ERVIN GRANT]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, May 10, 1945, p. 4
Hold Funeral Services Here for Ervin G. Schoonover
Ervin Grant Schoonover, formerly of the Guss vicinity, 81, died Saturday in a hospital at Wayne, Neb. He suffered a paralytic stroke last July 15.

Mr. Schoonover was born at Bankstore [Bankston], Iowa, Nov. 26, 1863, and when a small child moved with his parents to Farley, Iowa where he lived until he was 24 years old. He was united in marriage at Oxford Mills, Iowa, to Amanda Melvina Keller of Dubuque and to this marriage were born eight children, four of whom are deceased.

In 1894 they moved to Guss, residing there until the time of Mrs. Schoonover's death. Since then Mr. Schoonover had lived with his children. He is survived by two sons, Raymond and John of Sioux City, Iowa, and two daughters, Mrs. Merrill Jewell of Thor, Iowa and Mrs. Guy Cramer of Laurel, Nebr.; fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist church at Guss.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Sutphen funeral home, with the Rev. L. B. Carpenter officiating, assisted by the Rev. E. M. Buehler. Mrs. Martin Taylor sang, accompanied by Mrs. A. F. Davie. The pallbearers were Delbert Brannan, Estle Werner, Frank Webb, Wesley Walters, Ted McCoy and Paul Firkins. Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[SCHOONOVER, ERVIN GRANT]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 17, 1945, p. 5
Obituary – E. G. Schoonover
Ervin Grant Schoonover, 81, a long time resident of the Guss community, died Saturday, May 5, at a hospital in Wayne, Nebr. following a stroke on July 15. Mr. Schoonover was born at Bankstore, Iowa, Nov. 26, 1863, and when a small child moved with his parents to Farley, Iowa where he resided until he was 24 years old.

He was married at Oxford Mills, Iowa, to Melvina Keller of Dubuque, Iowa. To them were born eight children, four of whom are deceased.

In 1894 they moved to Guss, residing there until the death of his wife. His health failed and he went to live with his children.

He is survived by two sons, Ray and John of Sioux City and two daughters, Mrs. Merrill Jewell of Thor, Iowa and Mrs. Guy Cramer of Laurel, Nebr.; fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Guss church.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in Villisca, conducted by Rev. L. B. Carpenter, a former pastor and friend, assisted by Rev. Buelher. Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[SCHOONOVER, GEORGIA AMANDA MELVINA KELLER]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, February 4, 1927, p. 5
Mrs. Ervin G. Schoonover – Mrs. Ervin G. Schoonover, whose sudden death from heart trouble occurred at her home in Guss Thursday morning of last week, was 58 years old at her death.

Amanda Melvina Keller was born in Dubuque, Iowa, on Jan. 5, 1869 and was married to Ervin G. [rant] Schoonover at Oxford Mills, Iowa, on Feb. 22, 1888. They came to Guss in the spring of 1894, residing there continuously since then until the time of Mrs. SchoonoverÕs death. To them were born eight children, two of whom are deceased. Those who with their father survive are Raymond M. Schoonover, Sioux City; Mrs. May Dora Jewell, Concord, Neb.; John A. Schoonover, Logansport, Ind.; Edna E. Schoonover, at home; and Chas. F.[ranklin] Schoonover, Denver. There are also seven grandchildren and two sisters. The sisters are Mrs. Fannie Cooper of Chicago and Mrs. Eva Goodrich of Maysville, Ohio.

Mrs. Schoonover was a member of the Methodist church of Guss. Her funeral was held there Sunday at 1:30 p. m., with Rev. L. B. Carpenter in charge of the service. The pallbearers were J. L. Stamps, H. C. McCoy, B. E. Maxwell, C. W. Gray, Wm. Rock and Ben Wiley and the singing was by Ross Wood, Harry Andrew, W. A. Lake and Clifton Clement, with Mrs. Harry Andrew at the piano. Interment was in the Guss cemetery. All of the children of the deceased and her two sisters were present at the funeral.

 

[SUMNER, MARION SYLVESTER "BUD"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 4, 1956, p. 8
Services Tuesday For "Bud" Sumner
Retired Coal Miner Died at Nursing Home Friday Night
Funeral services for Marion (Bud) Sumner, 89, will be held at the Foster-Harmon-Williams Mortuary here Tuesday at 2 p. m. Interment will be in the Guss cemetery.

Mr. Sumner died Friday night at the West Portal Nursing Home, where he had been a patient after a lengthy illness. Before his retirement he was a coal miner.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs A L Russell of Garnet, Kans; a daughter, Mrs Margaret Teeter; a stepson, Sherman Gay of Clarinda; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

[SUMNER, MARION SYLVESTER "BUD"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 7, 1956, p. 12
Guss, June 4 – Burial Here
Marian [Marion] Sumner of Clarinda was laid to rest Tuesday in the Guss Cemetery. He was a former resident of this community.

 

[VAN ALSTINE, CHARLES, 1830-1899]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1899, p. 2
Iveyville
The funeral of Mr. Van Alstine was held at the home south of Iveyville this morning.

 

[VAN ALSTINE, CHARLES, 1830-1899]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1899, p. 12
Obituary – Charles Van Alstine, an aged resident of Taylor County, died Sunday at his home near Guss from an attack of heart disease. He was seventy-two years of age and bore the respect of many friends. The funeral was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the home, the services being conducted by Rev. Peregrine.

 

[WELLER, EMILY CATHERINE MCCAIN]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, January 6, 1898, p. 2
Emily Weller, wife of Jas. N. Weller died at her home seven miles southeast of Villisca, Dec. 30, 1897, aged 54 yrs. 3 mo. 27 days. The deceased was born near Terre Haute, Ind. Sept. 3, 1843. From there she moved with her parents to Wisconsin. Her maiden name was Emily McCain. On Dec. 25, 1866 she was married in Wisconsin to Jas. N. Weller with whom she afterwards came to Iowa. Six children were born to this union of which five with a kind father, mother and two brothers are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother, daughter and sister. The children are William Weller of this vicinity, Fred Weller of Ida Grove, Mrs. Frank Izer, Herbert and Lawrence Weller of this vicinity. Edward died in infancy. Mrs. Weller was a good Christian woman and loved by all who knew her. Her greatest desire was to serve her master and persuade others to live so that when death came they would not be afraid to go. She has been ailing for several months but was only bedfast six weeks. Her sufferings were very great.

She knew she was going to die but was not afraid to go. She called each of the family to her bedside and talked with them. On Thursday morning Dec. 30, her spirit fled from this world to God who gave it. The funeral services were held at Maple Grove church conducted by Rev. Harvey and the remains laid to rest in Maple Grove cemetery, Friday Dec. 31.

 

[WELLER, FRED "FREDDIE"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 17, 1899, p. 5
NORTH GROVE
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Weller died Sunday evening. The remains were interred in the Maple Grove cemetery Tuesday, the 14th inst.

 

[WELLER, FRED "FREDDIE"]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 23, 1899, p. 7
--- Died, Feb. 13, 1899, Fred, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Weller, of Nodaway Twp., Taylor Co., aged 5 weeks and 6 days. The funeral services were conducted at Maple Grove M. E. Church, Feb. 14, by the writer, who preached from the last part of 2 Kings, 4, 26.           R. E. Harvey

 

[WELLER, JAMES NORMAN]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, April 15, 1932, p. 4
J. N. Weller, Who Formerly Lived Near Here Dies
J. N. Weller, for many years a resident of the vicinity southeast of Villisca, died Saturday evening at his home at Morgan Hill, Calif., where he had lived during the last eighteen years. A telegram telling of his death was received here Sunday by his son, W. [illiam] A. [ncel] Weller of southeast of Villisca.

J. [ames] N. [orman] Weller was born March 14, 1845 in New York State state and came to Taylor county, Iowa, forty years ago, settling southeast of Villisca. He was married to Emily McCain in Wisconsin and to them six children were born, one of whom died in his youth. Those living are W. [illiam] A. [ncel] Weller of Villisca, J. [ames] F. [red] Weller of Ida Grove, Iowa, Mrs. Nellie McCarty and Herbert Weller of Billings, Mont. and L. [awrence] E. [dgar] Weller of Morgan Hill, Calif. The wife and mother died here in December, 1898.

Mr. Weller was married in 1909 to Mrs. Sarah Guss of the Guss vicinity and in 1912 they moved to Texas where they lived two years, going from there to California where they have since made their home on a fruit farm. Besides his wife and children, Mr. Weller leaves also three stepchildren, Mrs. Grace Ralston of Lake City, Iowa, Miss Alta Guss of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Earl Guss of Michigan.

Mr. Weller was a member of the M. E. church. His body, accompanied by his wife and the son, L. [awrence] E. [dgar] Weller, is expected to arrive in Villisca this Friday morning and it will be taken to the W. A. Weller home to await the funeral which will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. in the M. E. church at Guss, conducted by the Rev. L. B. Carpenter. Interment will be in the Guss cemetery.

 

[WELLER, NORA ANN WHITEHILL]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, November 29, 1951, p. 8
Mrs. Nora A. Weller – Funeral services for Mrs. Nora A. Weller, 76, resident of this vicinity many years, were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. L. H. Athey. She died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John White, southeast of Villisca on the farm where she first went to live in 1911.

Singing at the funeral was by Mrs. Willard Andrew, accompanied by Elaine Spunagle, and in charge of the flowers were Laverne Rossander and Dorothy McAlpin. Pallbearers were Leonard Rossander, Robert Andrew, Normal Richards, Willard Andrew, Eldon White and David McAlpin, and burial was in the Guss cemetery. Sutphen funeral home in charge.

Nora Ann Weller, eldest daughter of Holmes and Eldora Whitehill, was born Oct. 24, 1875 in Mercer County, Illinois. When one year of age she came with her parents by covered wagon to Clarinda, Ia., to make her home and she received her education in the public schools there. In childhood she attended Sunday school and church at the Christian church in Clarinda and was baptized and joined the church in that faith.

She was united in marriage March 2, 1898, with William A. [ncel] Weller and to that union four children were born, Freddie who died in infancy, Florence (Mrs. John White), Letha (Mrs. Evan Andrew), and Hazel (Mrs. Leland Rossander).

In 1911, Mr. and Mrs. Weller moved to a farm southeast of Villisca where they made their home. Mr. Weller died Nov. 7, 1943. Since then Mrs. Weller had made her home the major part of the time with her daughter Mrs. John White on the old home place where she died. She had spent ten and one half years in a wheel chair.

Besides her three daughters and their husbands, she leaves seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. H. W. Brummett of Ontario, Calif. Two sisters preceded her in death.

 

[WELLER, NORA ANN WHITEHILL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 10, 1951, p. 12
Mrs. William A. Weller – Nora Ann Whitehill was born October 24, 1875 in Mercer County, Ill, and passed away Nov 23, 1951, at the age of 76 years, 1 month.

At the age of one year she came with her parents by covered wagon to Clarinda, Ia., where they made their home. She received her education in the Clarinda public schools and was a regular attendant of the Christian Sunday school. She was baptized in the faith of the Christian church.

When she was eighteen years old, her parents moved to a farm southeast of Villisca.

March 2, 1898 she was married to William A Weller and they established their home on a farm in this same community. They were the parents of four children, Freddie, who died in infancy, Florence (Mrs John White), Letha (Mrs Evan Andrew), and Hazel (Mrs Leland Rossander).

In 1911, Mr. and Mrs Weller moved to the home where she passed away. She had spent the last ten and one-half years in a wheel chair. Although deprived of many of this worldÕs pleasures, she was never heard to complain.

In passing she leaves to mourn three daughters and sons-in-law, also seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs H W Brummett of Ontario, Calif, several nieces and nephews and a host of neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two sisters.

She was a good wife, a loving mother and a good neighbor.

Services were held Sunday, Nov 25, at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Villisca, Ia, with Rev. Athey in charge. Burial was at the family lot at Guss.

Mrs Garland Andrew was soloist. Casket bearers were the grandsons, Leonard Rossander, Eldon White, Willard Andrew, Robert Andrew, Normal Richards and David McAlpin. In charge of the flowers were the granddaughters, Mrs Normal Richards, Mrs David McAlpin and La Verne Rossander.

 

[WELLER, WILLIAM ANCEL]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, November 11, 1943, p. 8
Wm. A. Weller, 78, Dies at His Home Southeast of Here
William A. Weller, for fifty-one years a resident of the vicinity of Villisca, died Sunday at his home 5 miles southeast of here where he had lived thirty-two years.

William Ancel Weller was born July 17, 1865 at Richland Center, Wisc., and was 78 years old at his death. He was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. [Norman] Weller and came to Ida County, Ia., with them when he was 15 years old and they resided there until 1892 when they came to this community.

He was married March 2, 1898, to Nora A. Whitehill who with her three daughters and seven grandchildren survive him. The children are Mrs. Florence White of the North Grove vicinity, Mrs. Letha Andrew of the Guss vicinity and Mrs. Hazel Rossander of near Stanton. One son died in infancy.

Mr. Weller leaves also three brothers and one sister, who are, Fred Weller, Ida Grove, Ia., H. [erbert] A. [lvin] Weller, Billings, Mont., L. [awrence] E. [dgar] Weller, Morgan Hill, Calif.; and Mrs. Nellie Crumb, Billings, Mont.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the North Grove church, with the Rev. H. B Kishpaugh of Nodaway in charge. The music was by the Rev and Mrs. Kishpaugh, Mrs. Roy Baker and Verne Watts, with Mrs. Will Burk as accompanist, and the flowers bearers were Mrs. Lester Else and Mrs. John McCoy. The pallbearers were Arthur Selley, Harry Rossander, Wm. Rossander, Harry Shipley, Fred Weller, jr. and Walter Burgert, and interment was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[WELLER, WILLIAM ANCEL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 9, 1943, p. 10
William A. Weller passed away November 7, 1943, at his farm home in the northeast corner of Page County. He had lived on the home place 32 years and in this vicinity 51 years.

William Ancel Weller was born July 17, 1865 at Richland Center, Wisconsin, and was 78 years, 3 months and 21 days old at his death. He was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs James N [orman] Weller and came to Ida county, Iowa, with them when he was 15 years old. They resided there until 1892 when they came to this community.

He was married March 2, 1898, to Nora A. Whitehill, who, with their three daughters and seven grandchildren, survives him. The children are Mrs Florence White of North Grove, Mrs. Letha Andrew of Guss and Mrs Hazel Rossander of near Stanton. One son died in infancy.

Mr Weller leaves also three brothers and one sister who are Fred Weller, Ida Grove, Iowa, H A Weller, Billings, Montana, L E Weller, Morgan Hill, California, and Mrs Nellie Crumb, Billings, Montana.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 10, at 2 p m at the North Grove church with the Rev H B Kishpaugh of Nodaway in charge. The music was by Rev and Mrs. Kishpaugh, Mrs Roy Baker and Verne Watts, with Mrs Will Burk as accompanist. The flower bearers were Mrs Lester Else and Mrs John McCoy. Pallbearers were Arthur Selley, Harry Rossander, William Rossander, Harry Shipley, Fred Weller, Jr., and Edgar Andrew. Interment was in Guss cemetery.

 

[WILCOX, ELLA MARGARET PERSHING]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 8, 1950, [p. 1
Mrs. J W Wilcox Burial At Guss
Died Friday at Hospital; Lived in Clarinda Since 1904
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Clarinda for Mrs. J W (Ella) Wilcox, 79 who died at the municipal hospital here early Friday morning. She had been ill several days and her daughters, Mrs Lorrence (Sylvia) O'Dell of Ft Smith, Ark. And Mrs. P H (Pearl) Shum of Bedford had been with her for most of that time.

The services were at the Foster-Harmon Mortuary where Rev J Lester Greenwood of the Methodist church had charge. Miss Aletha Hutchings played and sang with Mrs Doris Forbes. Casket bearers were Arlo Hawley, Herbert Owen, Arthur Lines, C E Bradley, Glenn Sissel and Ralph Hughes, placing the casket in the family lot of the Guss cemetery in Taylor County. Mrs. C E Bradley and Mrs Arlo Hawley were in charge of the flowers.

Margaret Ellwan Pershing was born at Burnside, Ill, on June 9, 1870. When a small child, her parents moved to Iowa, settling in the vicinity of Guss. She was married to J Wes Wilcox in 1886 and they moved to Clarinda in 1904. The two daughters and their families, including five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, survive. A daughter, Edith, died in infancy and the two sons, Harry and John, both of whom were well-known business men, died several years ago. Mr. Wilcox preceded her in death 16 years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, besides farming in Taylor County, were in business for many years. They conducted a bakery in Clarinda, operated hotels in Villisca, Gravity and Bedford, also were in charge of the Hawthorne Hotel in Clarinda and retired after cafe experience here.

Mrs Wilcox was a member of the Methodist church and of Order of Eastern Star. Her home has been at 304 North 19th street, and she has enjoyed her winters in Arkansas with the O'Dell family.

 

[WILCOX, JOHN WESLEY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 19, 1934, p. 3
J. W. Wilcox – John Wesley Wilcox, son of Nathan and Mary Jane Broyles, was born May 19, 1865 in Taylor County, Iowa and passed on at his home on N. 19th street, Clarinda, Iowa, March 13, 1934, after an illness of two years.

He became a member of the Advent church in 1898 and later had his membership transferred to the M. E. church at Guss, Iowa. In 1904 he moved to Clarinda, Iowa, and his membership was transferred to the M. E. church at Clarinda, and he remained a member there until his death.

He was united in marriage in 1886 to Ella Pershing and to this union five children were born: John W. of Omaha, Nebr., Pearl Shum of Bedford, Ia., and Sylvia O'Dell of Bowling Green, Ky. Two children, Harry and Edith, have preceded their father to the Great Beyond.

He came to Clarinda in 1904 and this has been his home since, with the exception of five years spent in conducting hotels in Villisca, Gravity and Bedford, Ia.

Mr. Wilcox has been a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge since the year 1896 and was a charter member of the Order at Guss, Ia.

The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. H. Meredith at the Pruitt Funeral Home in Clarinda Friday afternoon, March 16, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment was made in the cemetery at Guss, Ia., in the family plot. Pallbearers were Everett Feese, Guy Fulk, Will Lamb, D. D. Stitt, Earl Newton and Fred Fisher.

 

[WILCOX, JOHN WILLIAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 7, 1943, [p. 1]
John Wilcox, 54, Succumbs at Mother's Home Wednesday
John Wilcox, 54, son of Mrs. J W Wilcox, died at his mother's home in Clarinda Wednesday afternoon, after a long illness. He had come from Omaha about two months ago, having to give up his automotive sales organization, of which he had successfully been at the head.

He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs Wes Wilcox, also two sisters, Mrs Pearl Shum and Mrs Sylvia O'Dell of Arkansas.

He lived in this community most of his life before moving to Omaha. He was born in the Hawleyville community.

 

[WILCOX, JOHN WILLIAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 21, 1943, p. 7
John W. Wilcox – John William Wilcox, eldest son of Wesley and Ella Wilcox, was born in Taylor County, Iowa, July 8, 1887, and departed this life at the municipal hospital Jan 6, 1943, at the age of 55 years, 5 months and 28 days. He spent his childhood days on the farm where he was born and there grew to young manhood.

At the age of 15 years he affiliated with the Methodist church at Guss and has remained in that faith throughout his life.

In 1903 he moved with his parents to Clarinda. Here he worked with Billy Ward for some length of time.

He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Lettie Driskell in 1908 and the young couple established their first home in Clarinda. Later they moved to Omaha, Nebr., where Mr. Wilcox was engaged in the automobile business and in 1928 he established the Wilcox Motor Sales Co. He conducted this business until 1941, when his health necessitated his retiring from active business.

He was a member of St. John's Lodge No. 25, A F & A M, of Omaha.

Mr. Wilcox was devoted to his family and his business and has many business associates and acquaintances in Omaha. Being of a congenial nature and sunny disposition, he made many warm friends and was respected by all who knew him.

Surviving him are his wife; his mother; two sisters, Mrs P H Shum of Bedford, Ia, and Mrs Lawrence O'Dell of Fort Smith, Ark, as well as more distant relatives and a host of friends, both in Clarinda and in Omaha, who are sadly grieved at his passing.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, January 9, at 2 o'clock, at the Pruitt-Bracken Funeral Home, with Rev Charles Rowe officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs Helen Hall-Hoskinson. Pallbearers were Arlo Hawley, Rus Phillips, Ross Cuttell, C E Bradley.

 

[WILCOX, SARAH LETITIA "LETTIE" DRISKELL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 15, 1963, p. 2
Body of Mrs John Wilcox brought back from Chicago
Funeral services for Mrs Sarah Lettie Wilcox, 80, were held this Monday morning at the Williams Memorial Chapel. The Rev John Beebout, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiated with interment in the Guss Cemetery.

Mrs Wilcox passed away last Thursday at Chicago, Ill, after a lengthy illness. She had moved to Chicago in 1945 following the death of her husband, John, in 1943. Before moving to Chicago the family home had been in College Springs, New Market and Clarinda.

Mrs Wilcox was born on August 13, 1882, at Farragut, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Lewis Driskell. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by several nieces, two of whom were in Clarinda for the services, Miss Nadean Yates and Mrs Maxyne Hauge, both of Chicago.