Obituaries
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[BEAN, IDA BELL WILLETT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1928, p. 9
Mrs. Julius Bean
Ida Bell Willet was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, Highland County, Dec. 6, 1857 and died at her home in Des Moines, Ia. Feb. 27, 1928 age 69  years, 2 months and 22 days.

She was married at Nodaway, Iowa, Adams Co., in August 1878 to Julius Bean. They moved to Taylor Co. in 1884, living in that vicinity till 1919, then moving to Des Moines, Ia.

To this union were born seven children all of whom are living: Bert of Detroit, Mich.; Myrtle of Guss, Iowa; Edward of Clarinda; Frank of Des Moines, Bessie of Braddyville; Ollie of Des Moines, Ia. and Charlie of Detroit, Mich

Mrs Bean was raised a Christian and was a member of the Methodist church of Guss.

She leaves to mourn her loss her loving husband, seven children, 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, also two sisters and one half sister.

She was a kind, loving mother devoted to her home and family.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 1st, from the Methodist church at Guss, Rev. Carpenter of Villisca having charge of the service. Interment was made in the cemetery at Guss.

 

[BEAN, JULIUS JEFFERSON]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 23, 1950, [p 1]
Aged Villiscan Dies of Stroke
95-year-old Father of Ed Bean Is Buried at Guss Thursday
Julius Bean of Villisca who had reached the age of 95 with unusual good health and alertness died Tuesday following a stroke last Friday Always down town twice a day he had carried out his usual routine and had walked to the home of his daughter Mrs Myrtle Hess when he felt ill

The funeral service will be Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Sutphen Funeral home in Villisca the casket will be carried by his grandsons and husbands of granddaughters and burial in the cemetery at Guss. Guss was the family home community when he was a landholder His wife died several years ago

Among the surviving children are Ed Bean of Clarinda Mrs Bert Johnson of Loveland, Colo. who has been caring for him recently Mrs Hess of Villisca Mrs Olive Pershing of Des Moines, Charles Bean Long Beach, Calif. Frank Bean of Grant Pass, Ore and Bert Bean of Denver, Colo. The sons on the west coast are not expected for the service Several of the group were guests overnight Tuesday at the Ed and Harold Bean homes here.

 

[BELL, EFFIE LORENA SLUMP]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 16, 1939, [p. 1]
Effie Bell Funeral Thursday at Guss
Funeral services were held at the Guss Methodist church this Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p m for Mrs Effie Bell, 73, who died Tuesday noon at Municipal hospital following a throat illness. Burial is to be at Guss cemetery. A native of Illinois she had made her home in Guss until recently when she had been staying in Coin.

A son, Arthur, of Guss, a daughter, Nora Walker of Nodaway, two brothers, Clyde Slump, of Clarinda and Charley Slump, of Red Oak, three sisters, Dora Fielder, of Hastings, Nebraska, Allie Minet, of Denver, Colorado and Nellie Fielder of Clarinda survive.

 

[BELL, JAMES WILLIAM]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, December 22, 1923, p. 6
Wm. Bell Dies
Wm. Bell passed away Sunday evening at 8:30 at his home in Guss.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment was in the Maple Grove cemetery at Guss. The services were in charge of the Odd Fellow lodge and the sermon was preached by a fellow lodge brother, Rev. Overholser, assisted by Rev. Hicks.

Mr. Bell is an old resident of Guss and vicinity and will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbors as well as his wife and children to which we extend heartfelt sympathy in their hours of bereavement.

Obituary will appear next week.

 

[BELL, JAMES WILLIAM]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, December 29, 1923, p. 6
Obituary – James William Bell was born in Madison County, Iowa, Nov. 17, 1854, and departed this life at his home in Guss, Iowa, Dec. 16, 1923, aged 69 years and 29 days. He was a patient sufferer for a number of years never complaining of his lot in life. He lived all his life in Iowa and was married to Effie Lorena Slump April 1, 1883. To this union was born two children, Arthur William and Elnor[a] May, both living in and near Guss. He leaves besides his wife and children, 3 sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Tilspach of Huntington, Indiana, Mrs. Samantha Nesbit of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Nora Myres of Los Angeles, Calif., also two brothers, Isiah Bell of Kenton, Ohio, and Edward F. Bell of Los Angeles, Calif., to mourn his loss. He was a loving husband, a good father, friend and neighbor and stood for the good of humanity. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge for 26 years and was loyal and faithful to its great principles and teachings. He died in the Christian faith, loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by friends and loved ones.

Funeral services were held in the church at Guss, conducted by the Rev. Silas R. Overholser of Nodaway and assisted by Rev. Paul Hicks and Rev. L. B. Carpenter. The body was laid to rest in the Guss Cemetery. The closing rites were in charge of the Odd Fellows of which he was a member.

 

[BRIGGS, MARY MELISSA HUNTER POWELL]
Red Oak Sun (Red Oak, Iowa), Friday, March 15, 1940
MRS. A.P. BRIGGS IS BURIED AT GUSS
Mrs A. [lbert] P. [eel] Briggs, 73, died early Saturday morning at her home, 201 Third Avenue, after a two-day illness of heart disease and complications. She had been in poor health all winter.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. from the Perryman Chapel with Rev. Orval Walker of the Christian Church in charge. Pallbearers were M. E. Lee, Ed Bartlett, Ed Hunt, Oscar Baker, Jake Dumier, and Don Lawson. Burial was in the cemetery at Guss.
Mary Melissa Hunter was born June 16, 1866 at Nebraska City, Nebraska, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hunter. She made her home in Nebraska until her marriage in 1886 to William Powell, when she moved to Illinois, remaining there until 1914, when she moved to Council Bluffs, where she lived until 1927 before coming to Red Oak to make her home.  She was married May 13, 1928 to A.[lbert] P.[eel]  Briggs who survives, as do a son, Ray Powell of Milwaukee, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Thompson, of Bartonville, Illinois; Ivan Briggs and Mrs, Frank Weil of Red Oak, stepchildren; a brother John Hunter and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Warren and Mrs. Eva Wasson, all of Grand Valley, Colo.; and four grandchildren. A son, Earl, died at the age of fifteen, two children died in infancy and two daughters Mrs. Chestina Moore of Council Bluffs and Mrs. Elizabeth Breithut of Denver died in 1919 and 1924 respectively.
Mrs. Briggs was a member of the Christian Church of Council Bluffs.

 

[BRIGGS, RANDALL DEAN "RANDY"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 29, 1976, p. 13
RANDALL DEAN BRIGGS -  Randall Dean (Randy) Briggs was born at Corning, Iowa, on February 16, 1955, and passed away on July 15, 1976, at Clarinda, Iowa, at the age of 21 years, 4 months and 29 days. Funeral services were held at Walker Funeral Home on July 17, 1976, with Rev Loren Daly as officiating clergy and Grace Perry as organist. Burial was in the Guss cemetery northeast of New Market. Casket bearers were his friends Randy Rope, Rodney Farmer, Geary Kendall, George Wagoner, David Hartstack and John Veach. Honorary bearers were his friends Rodney Richey, David Cooper, Jim Peterson, Dale Danielson, Gordon Huseman and Charles Dunshee. Randy was the son of Virgil Dean and Shirley Moore Briggs. When he was about six years old the family moved to Clarinda, where he resided until death He had attended school in Clarinda and graduated from Clarinda High School in May 1973. Randy had attended college at Northwest Missouri State University

Randy is survived by his parents, one sister Shirley Kay Sumy of Skidmore, Mo, one brother, Ricky Curtis Briggs, who is presently in the U S Army, two nieces Amy and Wendi Sumy, a brother-in-law Bob Sumy, and a sister-in-law Kathy Briggs. His grandparents are Mr and Mrs Tommy Moore of Clarinda, David Briggs of Gravity, great-grandfather E L Thomas of Clarinda, and great-grandmother Maybelle Briggs of Bedford. He is also survived by one aunt, three uncles, eleven cousins, and many other relatives, and a multitude of friends.

Randy loved people and life and helping others, and so enjoyed being with family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

[Note:  The birth year on his headstone is 1857.]

 

[CARY, LUCY CHRISTINA BRIGGS CROWE]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, September 27, 1951, p. 11
Mrs. John Cary
Lucy Christina, youngest daughter of George N. and Mary E. Briggs was born in Taylor County, Ia. near Guss, on March 18, 1882 and died at her home in Villisca on Sept. 20, 1951 at the age of 69 years. She had been in failing health for more than a year and for three months was bedfast. suffering very intensely.

She grew to womanhood in the Guss vicinity and was married to Charles E. Crowe who preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1936. To them were born seven children, four girls and three boys, who are Mrs. W. A. Wilker, Rocky Ford, Colo., Edward Crowe, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lynn Freemyer, Hopkins, Mo.; Herman Crowe, Waterloo, Ia., Mrs. A. B. Crowe, Cedar Falls, Ia., Mrs. Leslie Greenfield and Mrs. Everett Sprague both of Villisca.

She was married March 17, 1947 to John R. Carey and he with her children survive. She leaves also one brother, Henry F. Briggs of Bedford, Ia., 26 grandchildren, one great grandchild, several nieces and nephews and Mr. Cary's son, Wayne and his four grandchildren.

All of Mrs. Cary's children were here for the funeral, which was held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Sutphen funeral home, conducted by Mrs. Bertha Peters. The singing was by Cecil Weaver, accompanied by Mrs. Neal Gray and in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Nellie Shaver and Mrs. Bell Weil. Pallbearers were Ernest Briggs, Ivan Briggs, Dewey Evans, Jess Briggs, David Briggs and Kenneth Fidler, and interment was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[CROWE, CHARLES EDGAR]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 16, 1936, p. 7
Guss, Nov. 12 --- Burial at Guss
The body of Chas. Crowe of Villisca was brought to the Guss cemetery for burial Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Crowe formerly lived near Guss.

 

[CURTIS, ELIZABETH STURGEON]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, August 20, 1936, p. 5
Mrs. Scott Curtis died at her home near Guss Saturday, August 15th. Mrs. Curtis was better known to older residents of Nodaway having lived here many years.

 

[CURTIS, ELIZABETH STURGEON]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 20, 1936, p. 6
GUSS
Mrs. Curtis Dies
Funeral Services Were Held At Home Tuesday
Mrs. Scott Curtis died at her home Saturday evening, following a lingering illness. She was sixty years of age. She is survived by her husband and four children, Earl and John of this community, Charles of near Nodaway and Mrs. Hope Long of near Villisca, and three grandsons.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home and burial was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[CURTIS, EMILY]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, January 3, 1917, p. 4
Lost Baby – The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. [cott] Curtis, of south of Nodaway, died Saturday, aged 8 months and 26 days. Funeral services were held at the home Monday. The little one was laid to rest in Maple Hill [Grove] cemetery at Guss.

 

 [CURTIS, JOHN DEAN]
Bedford Times-Press (Thursday), May 2, 1963, [p. 1]
Death Takes Dean Curtis
Funeral services were held last Saturday for Dean Curtis, 27, at the Roland Funeral Home in Corning. Curtis died April 25 in the St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha after more than two months in the hospital with a brain tumor. Interment was at the Guss cemetery.

In February this Taylor County farmer became seriously ill. Surgery was found necessary and he had been in serious condition since.

The esteem friends hold for the family was shown at the farm four miles east of Guss by many events during his hospitalization. A mass visit of tractors and men to seed the oats at the farm, prepare ground for corn and do other general spring work is a recent example.

In 1961 Curtis was chosen as the outstanding young farmer of Taylor County. He had assisted his father with house moving, working at the Alvin Sunderman place in Clarinda and had farmed only a few weeks before his illness.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene, daughters Lori and Kimberly, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Curtis, and sister, Mrs. Lyle Steeve of Corning.

 

[CURTIS, JOHN STURGEON]
Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 27, 1972, p. 12
John Curtis was house mover
John S. Curtis, 59, of Clarinda died this Monday morning at Municipal Hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He was born May 6, 1913, at Guss, the son of Scott and Elizabeth Sturgeon Curtis. In 1933 he was married to Winona Berringer who survives. Mr. Curtis had been a farmer and a house mover.

He is survived by his wife of the home and a daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Pat) Steeve of Corning. There are seven grandchildren. Two brothers are Earl and Charley Curtis of Tucumcari, N M and a sister Mrs Hope Long of Council Bluffs He was preceded in death by a son Dean in 1963.

Funeral services for Mr Curtis will be at 1:30 pm Thursday at Walker Funeral Home with burial in the Guss cemetery.

 

[CURTIS, JOHN STURGEON]
Clarinda Herald-Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 7, 1972, p. 7
John S Curtis – John S Curtis, son of Scott and Elizabeth Curtis was born near Guss on May 6, 1913 and passed away at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital November 27, 1972.

He was a member of the Methodist church. On April 16, 1933 he was united in marriage to Winona Berringer. To this union two children were born.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Dean who passed away in April 1963.

John farmed in the Guss community most of his life. The later years of his life he took up house moving. He learned to love his work and the many friends he made.

In 1968 he moved to Clarinda, Iowa where he continued his house moving and farming.

He loved and enjoyed his grandchildren as he did all young people. He was a 4-H leader for many years. He lived a happy fulfilling life.

He is survived by his wife Winona of Clarinda, one daughter Pat and her husband Lyle Steeve of Corning; seven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Hope Long of Council Bluffs; Earl Curtis of Tucumcari, New Mexico and Charley Curtis of Tucumcari, New Mexico, as well as hosts of other relatives and many friends.

Walkers Funeral Home had charge of the services. Burial was at the Guss Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Wilbur Durfey of Clarinda, Johnnie Frederick of Hopkins, Ed Richards of Corning, Don Walters of Brooks, Linden and Merle Drake of Mt Ayr.

 

[CURTIS, WILLIS SCOTT]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, December 8, 1955, p. 10
Willis Scott Curtis – Willis Scott Curtis, son of Charles H. and Catherine Curtis, was born March 4, 1880, on a farm near Guss, where he spent his entire life and passed away Nov. 27, 1955 at the Rosary hospital in Corning at the age of 73 years, eight months and 22 days.

March 29, 1905 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sturgeon, who passed away August 15, 1936.

He is survived by four children: Earl of Tucumcari, N. M.; Hope Long of Corning; and Charles and John of near Guss. Also 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Shirley Bawer of Nevada, Ia.

Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1955, from the Guss Methodist church with the Rev. James Wilkins in charge.

Interment was in the Guss cemetery.

Music for the service was furnished by Mrs. Lucille Johnson, accompanied by Mrs. Golda Stuart, pianist.

Pall bearers were Art Lentz, Clarence Naven, Harold Moore, Wilbur Naven, Wayne Rock and Clyde Naven.

Honorary pallbearers were: John Groff, Clifton Clement, Wes Johnson, George Van Nuys, Chas. Kapple, Ed Stroud, Clint Firkins, Charlie Firkins and Jim Stamps.

 

 

 

[ELSE, ARCHIBALD RAY "ARCHIE"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 1, 1959, p. 4 
Services for Archie R. [ay] Else were held in the Methodist Church in Villisca, September 23, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul C. Ellis in charge. Burial was in the Cemetery in Guss.
Archie R. Else, son of Mary J. and Fred A. Else was born near Guss, Iowa, July 10, 1895 and passed away September 19, 1959 at his home southeast of Nodaway.
He was reared from childhood in the Methodist Faith.
He served in the armed forces in the United States and in the European theater. He spent his entire life in Taylor County as a farmer with the exception of two years in Page County.
Mr. Else is survived by his wife, Mary, one son, Dean Else of Omaha, Nebraska, and two daughters, Mrs. B. J. Moon of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Mrs. James Darnold of Villisca, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Effie Else of Springfield, Mass., and six grandchildren, five sisters, and three brothers.
He was preceded in death by two sons, one who passed away in infancy and Dwight, who died two and one-half years ago.

[ELSE, DWIGHT FREDERICK]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, May 2, 1957 p. 11
Dwight Frederick Else was the son of Mary Ellen (Stanton) Else Kohli and Archie Ray Else, brother to Dorothy (Else) Moon (deceased), Betty (Else) Darnold, Dean Else (deceased), Max Else (infant deceased). Married to Effie Kerr (Easton) Else. Dwight had two daughters, Karen Elizabeth (Else) Henning, and Kathi Faye (Else) Douglas. He was born and lived most of his life in Nodaway and Villisca, Iowa, but joined the Air Force and met Effie Easton. They married and he moved to Springfield, Mass where he started a business as a mechanic and before his 25th birthday suffered a brain hemorrhage and died. 

 

[ELSE, DWIGHT FREDERICK]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, May 2, 1957, p. 12
OAK HILL
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Corbin were Monday dinner guests of Mrs. Lela Cooney in Villisca. Other dinner guests there were: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Perdew of near Conway and Mrs. Walter Finnell of near Corning. All attended the funeral of Dwight Else of Springfield, Mass., held at the Sutphen funeral home that afternoon, with interment in the Guss cemetery. Dwight is a nephew of Mrs. Corbin. A military funeral service was given.

 

[ELSE, FRED ALEXIS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 30, 1944, p. 4
Fred A. Else – Fred Alexis Else, son of Charles and Mary Else, was born in Cambridge, Ill., Oct. 24, 1857, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lester Corbin on February 18, 1944, at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 25 days. He grew to manhood in Illinois, coming to Iowa in 1878.

On September 1, 1890, he was married to Miss Mary Josephine Cady and to them nine children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife September 5, 1927.

He is survived by the nine children, Mrs. Lester (Myrtle) Corbin of Brooks, Mrs. Floyd (Bessie) Lewis of Clarinda, Archie R. Else of Bedford, Mrs. Dale (Cassie) Foster of Gravity, Lester W. Else of Villisca, Mrs. Willie (Erma) Clowser of Boise, Idaho, Victor H. Else of Villisca, Pfc. Francis W. Else somewhere in the Hawaiian Islands, Mrs. Clyde (Winnie) Spring of Prescott. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Sarah Palmer of Peoria, Ill, twenty-two grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

His entire married life was spent around Guss with the exception of a few months spent in Texas, until his home was broken up the death of his wife. Thereafter most of his remaining years were spent at the homes of all of his children where he was lovingly cared for. He was also much beloved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

His industry as a farmer and his fidelity to the principles of honesty has gained for him the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Guss church conducted by Rev. H. B. Kishpaugh. Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

 

]ELSE, MARY JOSEPHINE CADY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 15, 1927, p. 5
Josephine Cady Else – Josephine Mary Cady was born in Bishophill, Henry County, Ill., Oct. 24, 1870, and departed this life Sept. 5th, 1927, aged 56 years, 10 months and 11 days. She was united in marriage to Fred A. Else, Sept. 1, 1890. To this union were born 9 children, 4 boys and 5 girls: Mrs. Myrtle Corbin of Gravity, Ia.; Mrs. Bessie Lewis of Corning, Ia.; Archie and Lester Else of Nodaway, Ia.; Mrs. Cassie Foster of Hepburn, Iowa; Mrs. Iram Clowser of New Market, Ia.; Victor, Francis and Winnie at home. She also leaves to mourn her demise, 9 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Werner Cady of Nodaway, Ia., and Edd Cady of Galva, Ill.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Laura Tyler of Carbon, Ia., and Mrs. Emma Kelly of Seattle, Wash. and Mrs. Christina Weil of Fort Morgan, Colo., and many friends who are deeply grieved by her untimely death.

Mrs. Else was baptised in infancy and brought up in the Lutheran faith until 1914, when she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Guss. She was always loyal to her Saviour, Jesus Christ. She endeared herself to all her friends by her cheery disposition. And it is God's way; His will be done.

Funeral services were held at the Guss Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Sept. 7th at 1:30 p. m., the pastor, Rev. O. R. Jones officiating. Interment in the Guss cemetery.

 

[ELSE, MAX STANTON]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, March 3, 1923, p. 5
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Archie Else on Sunday, Feb. 25th, but the little one passed away at birth. The many friends extend their sympathy to the father and mother in the loss of their little one.

 

[FIELDER, FRANCES GARLAND CUNNING]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 7, 2002, p. 4
Frances Fielder – Frances Fielder, age 87, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, July 25, 2002 at Gardenview Care Center, Shenandoah, Iowa. Funeral services were held 10:00 a. m. Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend David Miller officiating. Visitation with the family was held 7-8 p. m., Monday, July 29, 2002, at the funeral home. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Guss, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

Frances Garland Fielder was born June 4, 1915, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Hiram and Ida Cunning. On October 7, 1935, she married Guy Fielder who preceded her in death April 7, 1988. Frances was a cook at Bethesda Care Center, Clarinda, Iowa for 16 years. One of Frances greatest enjoyments was traveling. She enjoyed fishing, which she and her husband guy often did. Other hobbies included cooking and being with her long time friends. She was a long time member of the Hillside Missionary Church in Clarinda.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents and husband Guy. Survivors include her sons: Dennis Fielder of Shenandoah, Iowa and Stephen Fielder and wife Jean of Phoenix, Arizona, three grandchildren and a sister, Mary Bean of Alexandria, Indiana.

 

[FIELDER, GUY PEARL, JR.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 11, 1988, p. 8
Fielder, 74, was school bus driver
Guy P. Fielder, 74, of Clarinda died Thursday morning, April 7, 1988 at Jennie Edmundsen Hospital in Council Bluffs where he had undergone surgery earlier.

He was born Oct. 7, 1913, near Stanton, the son of Guy and Lillian Slump Fielder.

He was married to Frances Cunning on Oct. 7, 1935. Fielder had worked at Skelly Service Station and driven a school bus for Clarinda Public Schools.

He is survived by his wife, Frances, of the home and two sons, Dennis of Clarinda, and Stephen of Phoenix, Az. There are three grandchildren, Mrs. Cleo Bierlein of Saginaw, Mi, is a sister and brothers are Howard of Tacoma, Wa, and Bob of Alvo, Ne.

 

[FIELDER, GUY PEARL, SR.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 23, 1939, p. 2
Guy Fielder, Sr. – Guy P Fielder was born in Hollenberg, Kansas, April 26th, 1883, and died at Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 2, 1939, at the age of 55 years, 9 months and 6 days. He grew to manhood in Kansas and came to Iowa in 1907 and settled at Henderson, where he was married to Miss Lillie Slump on Oct 7, 1907. Since that time he has lived in and around Clarinda, having spent the past nine years in Clarinda

Elven children were born to this union of whom survive their father. They are Mrs Virginia Hill of Guss, Guy, Mark, Howard, Albert, Cleo and Robert, all of Clarinda. Besides these children surviving him are his wife and four brothers and one sister, Clyde, of Phillipsburg, Kans; Fred, Kansas City, Mo., Henry, Fairbury, Nebr; Harry[?] and Mrs Belle Stone, Hollenberg, Kan.

Mr. Fielder engaged in farming for a number of years for the last nine years he has been engaged in mining around Clarinda.

A [?] service was conducted at the residence by the Rev W Frank Lister on Tuesday afternoon of last week. Interment was made in the Guss cemetery.

 

[FIELDER, LILLIAN MAE SLUMP]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 17 1947, [p. 1]
Mrs Fielder Dies At Her Home Here
Services Tuesday 3:30 P M At Walker's Funeral Home
Mrs Lillie Fielder 66, died at her home in Clarinda Sunday morning after a short illness of about a week. Funral services have been arranged for Tuesday afternoon at 3 30 p m at the Walker Funeral home in Clarinda Rev W W Bentzinger in charge.

Mrs Fielder is survived by eight children They are Virginia Hill of Guss Willis of Saginaw Mich Mark of Grand Island Nebr; Howard of Dalles Ore and Guy Albert Cleo and Robert of Clarinda One sister Dora Fielder of Hastings, Nebr a brother Clyde Sump [Slump] of Pueblo Colo and another brother in Clarinda also survive.

Burial will be in the Guss cemetery.

 

[FIELDER, LILLIAN MAE SLUMP]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 24, 1947, p. 5
Mrs Guy Fielder – Lillie May Slump, daughter of Charles Edward and Louise Jones Slump was born on March 24th, 1881, near Henderson in Mills County, Iowa. When she was eight years old she went to live with her sister, Mrs Effie Bell in the Guss community of Taylor County. In 1903 she returned to live with her parents after they moved to Henderson.

On October 7th, 1907, she was united in marriage to Guy P Fielder at Creston, Iowa. They established their home in Taylor County. For 20 years they engaged in farming there and in Page and Montgomery counties with the exception of two years (1927-29) spent in South Dakota. In the spring of 1929, they moved to Clarinda where they lived ever since. Mr Fielder passed away on February 2nd, 1939.

Eight children were born to them, all of whom survive their parents. They are: Mrs Virginia Hill of Nodaway, Iowa; Willis and Robert of Saginaw, Michigan; Guy, Albert and Cleo, all of Clarinda; Mark, of Grand Island, Nebraska; and Howard, of the Dalles, Oregon.

Mrs Fiedler is also survived by her twin sister, Mrs Dora Fielder of Hastings, Nebraska; and two brothers, Elza of Clarinda and Clyde of Pueblo, Colorado; fifteen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Her parents, Mr and Mrs Charles Slump, two brothers, Clinton and Charles, and two sisters, Mrs Effie Bell and Mrs Allie Minett have preceded her in death.

Mrs Fielder had been in failing health for several years One week before her passing she suffered a heart attack and stroke, which left her in such a helpless condition that she passed away early Sunday morning, March 16, 1947, at the Clarinda Municipal hospital, in spite of all that skilled and loving care could do for her. We commend her to God in whom she had placed her faith and hope, ever since she was baptized as a young girl at home and had united with the Methodist church.

 

[FIRKINS, ANEITA VERGENE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Friday, February 12, 1926 [p. 1]
Obituary – Anita Vergene, daughter of George and Gertrude Firkins, was born September 2, 1924 and died February 5, 1926 at the age of one year, five months and 3 days. She is survived by her father and mother, one brother, Cecil, and two sisters, Verlene and Ethel, and two grandmothers and grandfathers.

The funeral services were held Sunday at 1 p. m. at the Guss church conducted by Rev. O. R. Jones and interment was made in the Guss cemetery.

The little one made a brave fight for life but all that loving care and medical skill could do was in vain and the lovable little life which has been the joy of the household for a year and a half was called leaving the family stricken with grief.

 

[GILBERT, NORA MAE SANDERS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 26, 2003
NORA MAE GILBERT - Memorial services for Nora Gilbert, age  59 of Bedford, who died Monday, March   17,   2003   at   the Clarinda Regional Health Center were held Monday, March 24, 2003 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Duane Lauer officiating. Memorials can be directed to the Bedford Ambulance Service. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Nora Mae Gilbert was born December 27, 1943, in Villisca, Iowa the daughter of Robert B. Sanders and Maude Long Sanders. She grew up on a farm in the New Market/ Gravity area. She attended New Market School, graduating with the Class of 1962. On September 30, 1962 she was united in marriage to Lowell "Pete" Gilbert at the Christian Church in New Market. Two children were born to bless this union, Debbie and Joe.

Nora and Pete moved to the Bedford area where they farmed for several years. Even though the couple divorced in 1984, they remained good friends.    She had a daycare for children for many years, and always enjoyed being a servant to others. Nora enjoyed spending time with family and being around people. In her younger days, she enjoyed dancing and spent time fishing and being out-doors. She liked animals and enjoyed flowers. Nora was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Left to cherish Nora's memory are her children Debbie Davis and husband Lynden of Van Meter; and Joe Gilbert of West Des Moines; the children's father, Pete Gilbert of Bedford; a brother, Jim Sanders and his wife of Big Springs, Texas; and a sister, Verna Batten and husband Bernard of Grand Island, Nebraska.

Preceding Nora in death are her parents, Robert and Maude, and a sister, Trula Carmichael.

 

[GRAY, CAUSBAY WILLIS]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, February 12, 1959, p. 5
Friends were sorry to hear of the passing of C. W. Gray at Maryville, Mo. Monday night. Funeral services have not been completed.

 

[GRAY, CAUSBAY WILLIS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, February 12, 1959, p. 2
Causbey Gray Dies, Rites Today In Iowa
Causbey W. Gray, 77, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Smith and Mr. Smith, Maryville. He had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Smith for several years.

Mr. Gray was born in April 1881, near Pickering, the son of the late Willis and Clarinda Ingels Gray. He was married to Anna Royer. He lived in Nodaway County many of his younger year[s] then moved to Villisca, Ia. Mrs. Gray died in 1952. Mr. Gray was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Smith, Maryville, and Mrs. Wesley Walters, Villisca; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Samuel Gray, Walla Walla, Wash.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Pete Peve, sr., and Miss Mable Gray, both of Hopkins; a half-brother, Boyd Gray, Hopkins, and three other half-brothers, Milo, Rollo and Waldo Gray, all living in Washington state.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. today at the Guss, Ia., Methodist Church. Burial was in the Guss Cemetery.

 

[GRAY, CAUSBAY WILLIS]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, February 19, 1959, p. 9
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for C. W. Gray at the Guss church with burial in the Guss cemetery. We extend sympathy to all the bereaved.

 

[GRAY, IVA ELLEN WALTERS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 31, 1964, [p. 1]
Mrs Iva Gray, 69, died at hospital
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p m for Mrs Iva E Gray, 69, who died Sunday morning at the Clarinda Municipal hospital. The memorial service will be at the Clarinda Methodist church with the Rev John Beebout as minister and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, a half mile north of the Guss church.

The Gray family was from the Guss vicinity, but Mrs Gray had been in Clarinda for eight years. The Sutphen Funeral service of Villisca is making arrangements.

Mrs Gray had submitted to surgery several days ago and was thought to have made satisfactory progress towards recovery, especially the days just before her death. All but one of her seven children had come for a Sunday visit, and were here at time of her death.

Her husband, O L (Lee) Gray died in 1956 and Mrs Gray came to Clarinda at that time, keeping her home at 122 S 18th St. Her daughters are Mrs Jack (Thelma) Stamps, Clarinda; Mrs Donald (Lois) Tryborn of Kansas City; and sons are Robert of Red Oak, Carroll of Villisca, Donald of Iowa City, Max of New Market and Arthur of Hepburn. A son has preceded her in death.

 

[GRAY, IVA ELLEN WALTERS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 10, 1964, p. 9
Shambaugh
Mrs. Iva Gray died Sunday morning at Municipal hospital in Clarinda, following surgery of a month ago. She had lived in this community most of her life. Funeral services were to be held this Tuesday in Clarinda, Sutphen funeral home in charge. Final rites were to be at the Guss cemetery.

 

[GRAY, IVA ELLEN WALTERS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 10, 1964, p. 12
Hepburn, Sept 1 – the Arthur Gray family attended funeral services at the Clarinda Methodist Church Tuesday for Arthur's mother, Mrs Iva Gray, 70, of Clarinda, Mrs. Gray had been in Municipal hospital for thirty days before her death Sunday. Burial was at the Guss cemetery.

 

[GRAY, OTIS LEE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 6, 1955, p. 6
Burial at Guss
Lee Gray died at noon Saturday at his home south of Guss following a lingering illness. The funeral was held Monday at Sutphen Funeral Home in Villisca with burial in the Guss cemetery.

 

[GRAY, OTIS LEE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 6, 1955, p. 12
Guss, Oct 4 – Sunday visitors in the Lee Gray home were all of the children, Carrolls and Maxs of Villisca, Donalds of Iowa City, Arthurs of Hepburn, Roberts of Bedford, Ralph Stamps of Clarinda and Tryboms of Kansas City, Mrs. Bertha Woodring, Mrs Lillie DeGroff, Mrs Orlie Woodring of Grimes, Mr and Mrs Glen Porter of Storm Lake and Mr and Mrs Wesley Walters all here for the Lee Gray funeral Monday.

 

[GRAY, OTIS LEE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, October 6, 1955, p. 7
West Corning – Mr. and Mrs. Frank Snethen and Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Peckham attended the funeral of their relative, Lee Gray of Villisca, Monday afternoon.

 

[GRAY, OTIS LEE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, October 13, 1955, p. 12
Nodaway – Rev and Mrs. James Wilkins of Van Wert, Ia., called in the Grace Arnott and Lee Lane homes Monday evening. Rev. Wilkes had been called to Villisca to conduct the funeral of Lee Gray.

 

[HEUER, JOHN HENRY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 16, 1948, p. 9
John H Heuer – John Henry Heuer was born April 3, 1868 in Joliett [Joliet], Ill, a so of Hans and Anna Heuer. He came to Red Oak, Iowa with his parents in the spring of 1874 at the age of three. After a few months at Red Oak the family moved to West Township where he spent most of his boyhood days.

He was married on Jan 5, 1898 to Reka Soltman at her home in Red Oak. To this union were born three children, Arthur Heuer of Clarinda, Clinton Heuer of Coin, and Mrs Lucile Briggs of Gravity.

Mr. Heuer spent most of his life farming near Red Oak. In 1920 he moved with this family to a farm in Taylor County, where he lived until he retired and moved to Guss in 1940.

He later moved to Clarinda where he passed away at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 20 days. Mr. Heuer had been failing in health for some time.

Mr Heuer was a member of the Methodist church at New Market having transferred from the Guss church. Surviving members of the family are his wife, Mrs Reka Heuer; two sons, Arthur and Clinton; one daughter, Mrs Lucille Briggs; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister, Mrs Annan Rogers of Des Moines, also other relatives.

 

[HEUER, REKA SOLTMAN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 26, 1965, [p. 1]
Rites Wednesday for Mrs Reka Heuer
Mrs Reka Heuer, 90, died Sunday morning at the Young Rest Home where she had been a patient for nine years.

Born Nov 24, 1874 at Macom[b], Mo, she came to Iowa as a child with her parents and had lived in Montgomery County until her marriage to John A  [H] Heuer. After their marriage the family home was at Freeze, Minn, for several years. About fifty years ago the family moved back to Iowa and farmed in Taylor County near Guss. The family home had been in Guss and New Market, both before moving to Clarinda several years ago.

Mrs Heuer was a long time member of the Methodist Church. Mr Heuer preceded her in death in January of 1948. She was also preceded in death by a son, Clinton, in 1955.

She is survived by a son, Arthur, of Clarinda and a daughter, Mrs Dave (Lucille) Briggs of Gravity. She has a brother, Will Soltman of Gainsville, Idaho, six grandsons, a granddaughter and eleven great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p m Wednesday, at the Williams Memorial Chapel in Clarinda. The Rev John L Beebout, pastor of her church, will officiate. Maynard Burch will be soloist and Mrs Burch organist. Pallbearers will be Edwin Briggs, Virgil Briggs, Fredrick Heuer, Gerald Heuer and Tom Sellers. Interment will be in the Heuer family lot in the Guss cemetery

 

[HOFFMAN, NORMA HOMER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 19, 1943, [p. 1]
Norma H Hoffman, 55, To Be Buried At Guss Wednesday
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the Walker Funeral home for Norma Homer Hoffman, 55, who died here Sunday at 5 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Guss cemetery.

A son, Ray, of Villisca and two daughters, Janola of Tulsa, Okla, and Florence of Villisca, survive, also four brothers, Harve of Villisca, Clarence of Burlington, Ia., Drue of New Market, Wilbur of Clarinda and two sisters, Annabelle Mayall of Clarinda and Alta Diggs of Gravity.

 

[HOFFMAN, NORMA HOMER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 5, 1943, p. 8
Norma Hoffman – Norma Hoffman was born to John and Martha Hoffman on July 22, 1889, in the state of Illinois. When but a small boy he was brought to Iowa and has lived the remainder of his life here. He left this world on July 18, 1943, at the age of 53 years, 11 months and 26 days.

On November 11, 1909 he was united in holy matrimony to Emma Goodwin and to this union were born two sons, Ray Hoffman of Villisca, Iowa and Homer Hoffman, who died in infancy.

On June 7, 1920, he was joined in marriage to Verla Garey and to this union were born two daughters, Janola Neuman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Florence Courcier of Villisca, Iowa.

In addition to his infant son, he was preceded in death by his father and mother and a brother, Elmer, who gave his life in France while serving in the 168th Infantry of the Rainbow Division of the U S army.

Besides those already named, his passing is mourned by two grandsons and five granddaughters, four brothers, Harve of Villisca, Clarence of Burlington, Iowa, Drew of New Market, Iowa, and Alta Diggs of Gravity, Iowa.

This loved one will long be remembered as a kind loving husband, father and brother.

Funeral services were conducted at the Walker Funeral Home on Thursday, July 21, at 3 p m by the Rev Roger Hartzer. Burial was at the Guss cemetery.

 

[HOFFMAN, WILBUR JAMES]

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 19, 1958, p. 2

2 Sons Survive Wilbur Hoffman

Service Friday at 2 Here For Long-Time Area Resident

Wilbur James Hoffman, 62, died Wednesday evening at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital after a lengthy illness. He had been a hospital patient for a month, before that a patient at the Page County Home. Mr Hoffman was born at Mason City, Ill, but had been a resident of the Clarinda area for many years.

Survivors include two sons, James Hoffman of Glenwood and Jack Hoffman of Omaha, Nebr; two sisters, Mrs Anna Belle Mayall of New Market and Mrs Frank Diggs of Gravity; a brother Clarence Hoffman of Lincoln, Nebr.

Funeral services will be held at the Foster-Harmon-Williams Mortuary, Friday, June 20, at 2 p m. Interment will be in the Guss Cemetery.

 

[HUSS, LEWIS BERTAIN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 12, 1951, [p. 1]
Lewis Huss Died At Gravity Home
Funeral Held on Sunday with Burial in Cemetery at Guss
Guss (Special) Lewis Huss, aged 66 years, died at his home in Gravity Thursday morning, following a long illness.

Lewis was born and grew to manhood on a farm east of Guss and continued to live in the community until ill health compelled him to give up farming. He then moved to Gravity.

Funeral service was held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Christian church in Gravity and burial was in the cemetery at Guss. He was a member of the Guss church.

He is survived by his wife, his five children, who are Mrs Vada McColm, Mrs Mildred Moore of Gravity, Mrs Lola Perdew of near Bedford, Charles of Gravity and Calvin of Lyons, Colo; and five grandchildren.

 

[HUSS, BELLE ELLEN POSTEN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1913, p. 5
Mrs. Huss Dead
Remains of Mrs. Belle Huss, age 48 years, wife of C. A. Huss of Holt township, were brought here today from St. Joseph, where she died in a hospital. Mrs. Huss is survived by her husband and five daughters.

 

[HUSS, BELLE ELLEN POSTEN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, August 12, 1913, p. 8
Mrs. Charles Huss, who was taken to the hospital at St. Joseph, Mo., Monday, died at four o'clock Wednesday morning after a severe operation. The funeral was held Sunday at the home northwest of Gravity and interment made in the Guss cemetery.

 

[HUSS, CHARLES ALBERT]
New Market Herald (New Market, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1922, p. 2
Gravity
The funeral services of Chas. Huss were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. W. S. Johnson, at the church, and the burial services wee in charge of Sam Robinson at Guss cemetery. He was given Masonic burial and over one hundred Master Masons assisted him  in the march and the services at the grave. Mr. Huss has suffered for many months with cancer of the stomach and had been under the care of a trained nurse at his home here for several weeks. Last Thursday evening he took a change for the worse and failed to rally, passing away about 11:00 p. m. Miss Eva Huss, who has been quite ill for many weeks past, is recovering.

 

[HUSS, CHARLES ALBERT]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, May 30, 1922, p. 2
Many Attend Funeral Service
The services over the remains of Chas. A. Huss were held in the Christian church here Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. It was perhaps the largest funeral ever held here. Many estimate the attendance at from nine hundred to one thousand people. The church was several times too small to accommodate those present and the street was filled with automobiles for two blocks from the church. Over two hundred automobiles were in the procession.

Chas. A. Huss, who has been lingering between life and death for several weeks past, made final surrender Thursday night, just before the midnight hour. He has been in ill health for more than a year. Cancer of the stomach has been slowly sapping the vitality of life. He made several trips to specialists and was twice at Rochester, Minn., but nothing could be done for his personal relief. He had been unable to take nourishment for about thirty days before his death and his vitality slowly wasted away until he lapsed into unconsciousness several hours before the end. He was fully aware of the ultimate results of his illness, and was calmly resigned to his fate. He made all arrangements for his funeral, disposed of his business affairs, and with great patience and calm assurance that all would be well, awaited the end. All of his children were at his bedside during the last hours.

The Masonic lodge here had charge of the funeral. Many visiting brothers from Bedford, Clearfield and New Market were present. The ceremonies were in charge of Sam Robinson of this place, who performed that ritualistic service in his usual faultless way. He was assisted by more than one hundred Master Masons in the line of march and around the open grave at the beautiful Guss cemetery, where the body was laid to rest.

Mr. Huss was well known throughout this part of the county. He had lived here all the active part of his life and stood unusually high as a citizen of character and unswerving integrity.

The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. W. S. Johnson, pastor of the Christian church here, and was a touching tribute to the deceased. The minister outlined the process of character building as the only monument that remains after this life. He reviewed the life of the deceased, naming the stones that were placed in the structural edifice, known as real character, the only thing that withstands the mouldering influence of time and fits us for eternity.

The following obituary was read at this service:

Charles A. [lbert] Huss was born in Johnson County, Iowa, Sept. 22, 1858, and passed from this life at his home in Gravity, Iowa, May 18, 1922, being 63 years, 7 months and 26 days old. When 18 years of age, he came with his mother, brothers and sisters, to Taylor County, Iowa and settled on a farm in Holt Township, near Guss, Iowa, where he resided until he moved to Gravity in 1920.

December 27, 1881, he was united in wedlock with Miss Belle Posten in Bedford, Iowa. Seven children blessed this union, two sons, Louis B. and Robert A., of Gravity, Iowa; five daughters, Mrs. F. M. Kimpton of Gravity, Ia.; Mrs. L. A. Bush, of Clearfield, Ia.; Mrs. E. E. Jones of Gravity, Ia.; Mrs. Z. H. Lewellen, of Heath, Mont.; Miss Eva Huss, of Gravity, Ia. All of the children were with him during his last illness. Mr. Huss leaves 23 grandchildren. Mrs. Huss passed to the realms beyond, August 6, 1913.

Mr. Huss was the soul of honor, a kind and obliging neighbor. He possessed a great memory and spoke most interestingly concerning the places that he had visited, and the events that had impressed him. He was very industrious and made a success of farming. He was a true companion and a kind and thoughtful parent. His home was always open to his friends and it was his delight to entertain them. He served one term as county Supervisor, in which position he rendered efficient service. For many years he was a loyal and efficient member of Sunlight Lodge of Free Masons at Gravity, Iowa, where his presence will be greatly missed.

Besides his children and grandchildren, he leaves two brothers, J. H. Huss of Devon, Kans.; and M. A. Huss of Soldier, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Rose of Strathmore, Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Sarah Weller, of Morgan Hill, Calif., and many other relatives and friends, all whom deeply feel the loss of a noble father and grandfather, loving brother, and obliging friend. – Gravity Independent.

 

[IMEL, SHERI LYNN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 9, 1956, p. 9
Imel Babe Buried Sunday At Guss
Mother in Serious Condition
GUSS, August 7 – Sherry [Sheri] Lynn, the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Marvin Imel of near Clarinda, was laid to rest Monday in the Guss cemetery. Rev Gibson of Sharpsburg conducted the graveside services. The mother is the former Leta Firkins and is in the hospital in Shenandoah in serious condition.

 

[JETTON, CLAUDE BURGER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 11, 1950, p. 3
Rites Wednesday For C B Jetton
Phoenix Ariz, Man Died at Home of Son Near New Market
Funeral services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home Wednesday at 1:30 p m for Claude B Jetton, 82, of Phoenix, Ariz. who died at the home of his son, Marion Jetton, near New Market early this Monday morning.

Rev Lester Greenwood, pastor of the local First Methodist church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Guss cemetery.

Jetton had been with his son and family for five months. He had been spending the summers here with them for several years. There are survivors in the immediate family besides his son.

 

[JETTON, EVA FERNE CLARK]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Wednesday, June 16, 2004
EVA FERNE (CLARK) JETTON - Eva Ferne (Clark) Jetton died Wednesday, June 09, 2004, at the Emergency Room of Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery, Guss, Iowa at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the New Market Methodist Church or to the New Market Foundation.       Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eva Ferne Clark was born on December 5, 1904 to Zena T. (Beery) Clark and Benjamin Andrew Clark at the home of her grandparents, Charles and Sarah Ann Clark of Dallas Township, Taylor County, Iowa. Eva Ferne was the only child of this union. Her father, Ben Clark, died June 18,1908 of a concussion after falling off a hayrack. She attended Barton School, (Dallas No. 1) three years beginning in 1910. In 1912, she and her mother moved to New Market and in 1915 her mother remarried. In 1917, her sister Corda Irene Westfall was born. Eva Ferne attended New Market School graduating from grade school in 1917 and High School in 1922. Hers was the last class to graduate from the old school building before the new brick building was built in 1922-1923.

She tried her hand at teaching school and taught one year at Skinner School, Nodaway Township #7 before concluding that teaching was not her forte.

In 1925', Eva Ferne moved to Phoenix, Arizona with her family in an attempt to cure her mother's tuberculosis. In Phoenix, she attended Lamson Business College where she met Marion W. Jetton whom she married on May 25,1930. To this union were born Thomas Clark Jetton on August 21,1935 and Claud Benjamin Jetton on March 13, 1941.

During her working career in Arizona, Eva Ferne worked for the Mountain States Telephone Company, a Finance Company, a Buick agency and finally, the U.S. Forest Service.

Eva Ferne returned to Dallas Township, Taylor County Iowa in 1938 to her family's farm. She lived continuously in Dallas Township until her 2001 move to the Eiler House, Clarinda, Iowa. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, the Order of the Eastern Star, both groups more than 50 years, Republican women, her Dallas Township neighborhood club, the Jolly Mixers (since 1938), other community and school activities. Eva Ferne retained a lively interest in community and school affairs throughout her lifetime.

From 1960-1974, Eva Ferne worked for the Selective Service System, first in Page County, then from 1972-1974 in the five county area of Taylor, Page, Mills, Montgomery and Fremont. She retired from the Selective Service System in 1974 at age 70.

Shortly after her retirement, she enrolled at Iowa Western Community College, Clarinda, Iowa to pursue an Associate of Arts degree, which she received in 1977.

Eva Ferne was widely traveled in the United States as well as throughout the North America and Europe. One of her greatest triumphs was to visit Israel and to spend her 82nd birthday on a kibbutz. Preceding Eva Ferne in death were her parents; husband and sister. Eva Ferne is survived by her two sons, Thomas C. Jetton and wife Mary of Omaha, Nebraska, C. Benjamin Jetton and wife Connie of San Diego, California; two grandchildren: Sarah Prudhomme and husband Dean of Bend, Oregon and Thomas E. Jetton and wife Kim of San Diego, California and one great grandchild, Benjamin E. Jetton.

 

[JETTON, MARION WILLIAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1985
Marion Jetton service pending
Funeral services are pending for Marion W. Jetton, 84 of rural New Market.

Mr. Jetton died this Thursday morning, May 9, 1985 at Offutt Regional Base Hospital.

He was born March 29, 1901, at Hillsboro, Tx, the son of Claude B. and Tommy Nance Jetton.

Mr. Jetton was a farmer in the rural New Market community.

On Feb. 25, 1930 he was married to Eva Ferne Clark who survives.

He was a veteran of W.W. II and active in veterans' affairs.

Besides his wife of the home he is survived by two sons, Thomas Clark Jetton of Omaha, Ne, and Claud Benjamin Jetton of San Diego, Ca. There are two grandchildren.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

[JETTON, MARION WILLIAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 16, 1985
MARION WILLIAM JETTON- Marion William Jetton (JAKIE) was born on March 29, 1901 at Hillsboro, Texas, to Claude Burger and Tommy Nance Jetton. He was baptized in the Church of Christ at Phoenix, Arizona in 1930. He departed this life on May 9, 1985, aged 84 years, one month and eleven days.

He attended school in and around Fort Worth, Texas. As a young man, he  worked alongside his father in a cotton oil mill before moving with his family to Phoenix, Arizona in 1919. In Phoenix, he worked for the Maricopa Creamery, picking up milk and at various other jobs.

Seeking to further his education, he enrolled in Lamson Business College in    1926 where he met Eva Ferne Clark. They were married on May 25, 1930. This union was blessed with two sons, Thomas Clark and Claude Benjamin Marion had several vocations and many   interests.   He   was   a   career military man. Enlisting in the Arizona National Guard in the early 1920s, he accepted a commission in 1933 in the U.S.   Army   Reserve.   An   expert marksman, he served as a shooting member of the Arizona National Guard Rifle Team at Camp Perry, Ohio in 1931. In 1941, at the outbreak of World War II, Marion was called to duty with the 168th   Infantry, 34th   Division, Iowa National   Guard   and   served   until released in 1944.

During the early 1930s, Marion served as Officer in Charge of housing, feeding and clothing the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Grand Canyon where the Corps was building roads and trails and the cable suspension bridge across the Colorado River at the bottom of the Canyon.      

In 1938, Marion made a major career change coming to Dallas Township, Taylor County, Iowa to be a farmer. His family joined him the following year. As a   farmer, he   pioneered   in   soil conservation and tree planting.

Marion taught his sons to work with their hands while insisting that they pursue advanced educations. One of his proudest achievements was seeing both his sons receive advanced degrees.

He always was willing to give his fellowman a helping hand. He encouraged many educationally and helped others financially. As a final humanitarian gesture, he left his body to medical science, Eyes to Nebraska Lions Eye Bank.

Marion   was   a   member   of   the American   Legion   Post   300, New Market, Covenant   Lodge   No.   453 AF&AM, New   Market; Royal   Arch Masons, Clarinda; and a life member of The National   Rifle Association.  He loved to fish and contended that time spent fishing didn't count.  He read widely, loved to travel and was a fair poker player, a better Cribbage player and he finally pegged out.

Marion is survived by his wife, Eva Ferne, New Market; Tom and Mary Jetton, Omaha, Nebraska; Ben and Connie Jetton and their two children, Thomas   and   Sarah, San   Diego, California. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Pauline and his parents.

 

[JETTON, THOMAS CLARK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 10, 2007, p. 3
Thomas Clark Jetton – Thomas Clark "Tom," Jetton, age 72 years of Omaha, was born on August 21, 1935, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Eva Ferne and Marion W. Jetton. The family returned to Iowa in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War Ii. Tom graduated from New Market High School with the class of 1954. He attended Iowa State University and then the University of Missouri, receiving a B. S. in Agriculture in 1958.

Upon graduation he was commissioned as Ensign, United states Navy. Active duty took Tom to the Far East in two commands: USS Seminole (AKA-104) and USS Tom Green County (LST-1159). He was discharged from active duty in June 1961 and accepted a commission in the U. S. Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of Commander.

After active duty Tom returned to Iowa State to pursue graduate studies in agricultural economics. He received an MS in Agricultural Economics in 1963 and remained a researcher at the University.

Tom joined Northern Natural Gas company in Omaha, Nebraska, in February of 1966. Tom's Northern Natural Gas Company duties included marketing, public affairs, tariff development, public speaking and many other roles. Tom retired in July 1988.

On the third of March, 1973, Tom married Mary Parker, formerly of Emerson, Iowa.

Tom entered into rest October 4, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Omaha; brother, Benjamin Jetton and wife Connie of San Diego, California; one niece, Sarah, of Bend, Oregon; one nephew, Thomas, of San Diego; their spouses and three grandnieces and grandnephews. He is also survived by four godchildren, his sister-in-law, June Lindburg of Emerson, IA and many friends and relatives.

Tom enjoyed sailing, skiing, woodworking, reading and almost everything he could do outdoors. He volunteered at Fontenelle Forest and the Durham Western Heritage Museum. Not only family and friends have enjoyed his woodworking projects, but also Durham Western Heritage Museum, Sorensen Library, Boy Scout Pack 17, Dundee Presbyterian Church and others.

Services were held Saturday, 10/6/07 at 2:30 p. m. at the West Center Chapel in Omaha. Memorials are suggested to the Fontenelle Forest Foundation or to the Durham Western Heritage Museum.

 

[KETCHEM, VELMA IRENE COMBS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 12, 1954, [p. 1]
N Market Burial For Velma Ketcham
Died Sunday Night at Home At Williamson; Burial at Guss
Funeral services are to be at New Market for Mrs Bernard Ketcham [Ketchem] formerly Velma Combs, who died Sunday night at Williamson, Ia, after several months illness.

The body is being brought back to her former home community. She is the daughter of Mrs Ida Combs of New Market and is also survived by her husband, five small children, and five brothers and sisters, Dewey Combs of Glenwood, John Combs and Mrs Arnold Bashor of New Market and Harry and Glenn Combs of Gravity.

After brief services at the home Wednesday at 10 a m, the funeral service will be at New Market Methodist church at 2:30. Burial will be in the cemetery at Guss.

 

 

 

[KIMPTON, PAUL HERMAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, December 4, 1923, p. 3
Obituary – Paul Herman Kimpton was born near Guss, Taylor County, Iowa, January 29, 1913 and departed this life on November 29, 1923, at the age of 10 years and 10 months. He leaves to mourn his demise a devoted father and mother, two brothers and four sisters, Homer, Edith, Wilbur, Vida, Iva and Lois, besides hosts of other relatives and friends. He had been sick about three weeks, his ailment being rheumatism followed by leakage of the heart. Paul was a lovable little boy, cheerful, kind and always smiling. He was loved by his schoolmates and teachers, and his going has left a vacancy in the home that never can be filled. But Jesus has said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven." May we be willing to bow our heads in submission and say, "Thy will, O Lord, be done."

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at Guss, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1:30. Funeral director, A. L. Stithem, of Bedford, had charge.

 

[KROUSE, MARTHA ELLEN GRIFFIN HOFFMAN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 3, 1921, p. 5
Mrs. Martha E. Crouse – Mrs. Martha E. Crouse, wife of Charles Crouse, died at her home in northwest Clarinda, Thursday, Oct. 27, 1921. She was 66 years of age. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Harmon Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. James A. Burns. The burial was in the cemetery at Guss. Mrs. Crouse is survived by Mr. Crouse and several children. She was the mother of Elmer Hoffman, a member of Company F, One Hundred and Sixty-eighth Infantry, who made the supreme sacrifice in France.
[Note:  Her last name is spelled Krouse on her headstone.]

 

[LANDIS, VERA LYNETTE PORTER STAMPS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 25, 1982, p. 10
Vera Landis died this morning

Mrs. Vera Landis, 82 of Clarinda died this Monday morning at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha after being hospitalized at Omaha and Clarinda since Thanksgiving.

Mrs. Landis was born in Kansas and lived in the Guss area where she was married to James L. Stamps. After Mr. Stamps' death she moved to Clarinda and worked as an aide at Municipal Hospital.

In 1974 she was married to Clinton Landis who preceded her in death in 1978.

Survivors include two children: Jack Stamps of Clarinda and Beverly Vawter of Santa Ana, Ca. Step children are Ray Stamps, Gravity and Glen Stamps, Sun City, Ca; Clyde Landis, Clarinda, Burl Landis, Battleground, Wa; Curtis Landis, Holister, Mo; Mrs. Ed (Carrie) Merritt, Glenwood, Ia; and Mrs. Quentin (Lee) Ross, Des Moines, Iowa. Brothers are Charley Porter, Pueblo, Co.; and Wesley Porter of California. Hester Cobb of Hutchison, Ks, is a sister.

Burial will be in Guss cemetery with Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

[LEWIS, BESSIE DEE ELSE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 8, 1979, p. 6
Saturday service for Bessie Lewis
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie D. Lewis, 85 of Clarinda were held Saturday afternoon at Walker-Merrick Funeral home with Rev. Jack Cutbirth of Lenox officiating.

Mrs. Lewis died Thursday evening at the Lenox Care Center where she had resided for the past five years.

She was born April 5, 1893, at Guss, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Mary Cady Else. She was married to Floyd Earl Lewis who preceded her in death in 1968.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis had farmed in Page and Taylor Counties before retiring to Clarinda where they lived until his death. At that time Mrs. Lewis went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Jenola Oxley at Sharpsburg. She spent five years with Mrs. Oxley before going to the rest home.

Survivors include two children, Mrs. Paul (Jenola) Oxley, of Sharpsburg, and Earl Lewis of New Market. There are three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sisters are: Myrtle Corbin, Corning, Cassie Foster, Ankeny, Erma Clowser, Yuma, Ariz and Winnie Spring, of Lenox.

Grace Perry was organist. Casket bearers were: Vincent and Vernon Else, Gene Foster, Terry Booth, Richard Gold and Kenneth Black.

Burial was in the Guss Cemetery.

 

[LEWIS, FLOYD EARL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 9, 1968, p. 12
Floyd Lewis, 72, is heart victim
Floyd E Lewis, 72, was stricken with a sudden heart attack about 4:30 p m Saturday and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital a few minutes later. He and his wife had been downtown to the Christmas drawing and the fatal attack struck him as he was getting in his car to go home.

He was the son of the late Jesse and Sue Wright Lewis, and was born at Nodaway, Iowa. Much of his lifetime was spent farming, but 24 years go Mr and Mrs Lewis moved to Clarinda. He was employed by the Lisle Corporation as a machinist until his retirement four years ago. He was a member of the Clarinda United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bessie D Else, two children, Mrs Paul (Jenola) Oxley, Sharpsburg, and Earl D Lewis, New Market. His brother is Willard Lewis, Seymour, and four sisters, Mrs Zula Stinemates and Mrs Letha McCoy, Villisca, Mrs Erma Huntington, Corning, and Mrs Sarah Larson, of Omaha, Nebr

Funeral services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p m Tuesday with Rev John L Beebout in charge. Organist will be Mrs Grace Perry. Casket bearers will be Dale Lewis, Linley Stinemates, Burdette Huntington, Norman Larson, Roy Lewis, and Harold White. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery at Guss.

 

[LONG, GEORGE CLARK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 27, 1971, p. 8
Longs receive word of brother's death in Creston
Dallas Township – Clyde and Lee Long received word this Monday morning of the death of their brother George Long of Creston.

He died in the Creston hospital and services are pending.

 

[LONG, GEORGE CLARK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 10, 1972, p. 9
Burial held at Guss Cemetery for George Long of Creston
GUSS, Jan 5 – Burial services will be held in the Guss Cemetery Wednesday afternoon for George Long of Creston. His wife, the former Hope Curtis, was the daughter of Scott Curtis and was raised in this community.

 

[LONG, GEORGE CLARK]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, December 28, 1971
George Long rites Wednesday
Funeral services for George Long, 62, of Creston, will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Roland funeral home at Corning. Joe Cook will officiate and burial will be in the Guss cemetery, southwest of Corning.

Mr, Long died at the Greater Community hospital at Creston at 9:30 a. m. Monday. He had entered the hospital on Christmas day.

He was born April 1, 1909 and was retired. He had formerly been employed at the Hills-McCanna foundry in Creston.

Mr. Long is survived by his widow, Hope; a son, Darwin Long of Cedar Rapids; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Beek [Beck] of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Norma Hollander of Council Buffs, 7 grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde Long and Lee Long, both of New Market; and three sisters, Grace Long of Bedford, Mrs. Maude Sanders of New Market and Mrs. May Burright of Clarinda.

His body is at the Roland funeral home at Corning.

 

[LONG, HOPE EDITH CURTIS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), May 31, 2000
Hope Long - Hope E. [dith] Long, 91, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness.

Hope was born September 25, 1908, in Taylor County, Iowa. She married George Clark Long on December   28, 1927. She worked as a schoolteacher, and a telephone operator, but the job she most loved was being a foster grandmother for a children's home in Council Bluffs.

Hope was a family oriented lady who loved to raise her African violets and feed her birds and squirrels. She touched every life that she came into contact with. Her smile and love filled everyone's heart. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W. Scott and Elizabeth Sturgeon Curtis; her husband George Clark Long in 1971; her brothers, Earl, Charles, and John Curtis; a sister, Augusta Beatrice Curtis; a daughter, Norma Hollander; and two infant children.

Surviving are a son, Darwin Long and wife Freda of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Edith Beck and husband Robert of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Scott Long, Debra Derby-French, and Tonya Long, all of Cedar Rapids, Barbara Beck    and    Kathy    Bartlet    of Columbus, Ohio, Rick Hollander of El Cerrito, California, and Brenda Hollander of Seattle, Washington; and a great grandchild, Lee.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery, Gus[s], Iowa. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

[LONG, MARY ARLENE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Friday, April 5, 1929, p. 6

IVEYVILLE

Mr. and Mrs. George Long are rejoicing over a new daughter. The mother will be remembered as Hope Curtis.

 

[MARSH, GEORGE LIBERTY HALL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 23, 1939, p. 2
George Marsh – George L H Marsh, son of Daniel and Lucinda Hall Marsh, was born Feb 17, 1850, at Taftsville, Vermont, and passed away at the home of his nephew H L Marsh at Thayer, Kansas, Feb 8, 1939 at age of 88 years, 11 months and 22 days.

He was the youngest of a family of six children and the last of his family.

At the age of five years he moved with his parents at Lyons Falls, N Y and five years later moved to Mason County Ill. He moved to Taylor County, Iowa in 1870 where he has retained his residence in the Guss community.

Funeral services were held at the Guss church Sunday afternoon at 2 p m conducted by the pastor, Rev E B Stewart Music was furnished by quartette from Nodaway, Mrs Floyd Neill, Mrs E B Stewart, L W rider and Martin Taylor. Mrs Martin Taylor played the accompaniments. Pallbearers were Glenn Oxley, Alva Hicks, John Kimpton, Herbert Reeves, Donald and Willard Marsh. Burial was made in the Guss cemetery.

 

[MOORE, JAMES L.]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, March 29, 1924, p. 6
James L. Moore Passes Away
Friends of James L. Moore, better known as "Uncle Jimmie" will be grieved to learn of his death at the home of his daughter at Orient, Ia., where he went last November to spend the winter. Mr. Moore has been a resident of Nodaway and Brooks vicinities for a number of years and has a host of friends who are loud in their praise of the commendable life he has lived in their midst.

James L. Moore was born September 9, 1850 and passed away at his daughter's home in Orient, Iowa, March 23, 1924, at the age of 73 years, 6 months and 14 days. He was born in Pennsylvania but moved with his parents to Ohio when he was ten years of age, then settled in Iowa in 1875. He was united in marriage to Caroline Thompson in 1879 and to this union was born three boys and one girl. He was a true and faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church all his life and a regular attendant as long as his health permitted. He leaves to mourn his loss, his good wife, three sons, Ross of Lenox, Harry of Nodaway and Roy of Lenox, one daughter Emma Batten of Orient, also one half-brother whose home is in Colorado, besides a host of friends.

Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock conducted by Rev. Paul H. Hicks and the body was laid to res in the Guss cemetery.

 

[ROGERS, EDWARD PIERCE "ED"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 24, 1953, [p. 1]
Edward Pierce Rogers Dies In Nursing Home
Edward Pierce Rogers, 80, who had been a patient several years at the Armstrong nursing home in Bedford, died Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Municipal hospital in Clarinda. He was the father of Mrs. Dale Clement of the Guss vicinity.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Methodist church at Guss, conducted by the Rev. James Wilkins. Interment was in the Guss cemetery.

Mr. Rogers, son of John and Elizabeth Chappell Rogers, was born March 4, 1873 in Cumming [Cuming] county Nebraska, and came to Iowa with his parents when he was a child. He grew to manhood in the Ivyville community in Adams county and spent all his life in Iowa, with the exception of 28 years in Nebraska and four years in Illinois.

In October 1894 he was married to Mayme Seymour and to this union two children were born, Lela Fern and Warren Abdill. His wife died July 5, 1903 and he and his children then returned to Iowa from Illinois.

In October 1906, he was married to Jennie May Pershing and to them three children were born, Oscar Dale, Donald Eldon and Zona May.

Mr. Rogers was one of 14 children and most of his life was spent in Farming. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, five sisters; two sons and one daughter. Surviving him are his daughter, Mrs. Dale Clement of Guss, son Dale of Seattle, Wash., two brothers, George, Chamberlain, S. D., and Francis, Clarinda; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Johnson, Burlington, Kans., and Mrs. Ella Hawley, Lead, S. D., seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

[ROGERS, MARY G. "MAYME" SEYMOUR]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 20, 1903, [p. 1]
Obituary – Mamie G. Seymour was born in Warren County, Illinois, July 15, 1874, moved to Taylor County, Iowa, April 5, 1885. She was married to Edward Rogers Oct. 10, 1894. Two children were born to them, Warren Abdill, aged 6 and Lela Fern aged 8. In 1900 they moved to Warren County, Ill., where she died July 25, 1903, after an illness of three days with lockjaw. She leaves besides husband and children, father, mother, five sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss, one brother and sister having preceded her to the spirit land. The funeral services were conducted by Social Camp 3258 Royal Neighbors of America, Smith Shire, Ill. Interment in Ellison cemetery. On account of her sudden death, only her mother and sister, Mrs. Grant Cooper, Mr. John Rogers and son George, of Iowa, were able to get to her bedside before her death.

[Poem}

Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Seymour of Gravity.

 

[ROGERS, ZONA]
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, November 3, 1921, p. 3

Dead From Scarlet Fever
Zona, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rogers, passed away Wednesday evening. She had been ill with scarlet fever for some time, and despite all that loving hands and medical skill could do, the angel of death placed his withering hand on this sweet little one and her spirit was wafted to Him who said: "Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of heaven."

Zona was an exceptionally sweet child, bright and cheerful, radiating sunshine wherever she went. Time alone can heal the hearts of the sorrowing parents, but in their sore bereavement they have the sincere sympathy of the whole community.---New Market Herald.

 

[ROGERS, ZONA]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 3, 1921, p. 2
Dallas, Taylor County, October 31 ---This community was saddened last week by the sudden death of little Zona Rogers, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rogers who live one mile north of New Market. She was taken very ill in the primary room Thursday, October 20 and passed away the following Wednesday evening. Her death was caused by Scarlet Fever. The funeral was held on the lawn at the home of her parents, October 28, with interment at Guss. The parents, little brother and other relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

 

[SANDERS, MAUDE LUCILLE LONG]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 4 , 1978
Maude Sanders, 71, Last Rites Held Here May 2
Funeral services for Mrs. Robert (Maude Lucille) Sanders, 71, of New Market were held May 2 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Loren Daly and Glen Mitchell. Mrs. Sanders died April 29, 1978 in Goldenrod Nursing Home in Clarinda. Interment was at Guss Cemetery, Taylor County. Maude Lucille Sanders, daughter of Perry Long and Bertha D.  Clark Long, was born in Dallas Township, Taylor County Iowa on October 17, 1906.

She had lived and grown to maturity in the New Market area and had attended the New Market school and the Church of Christ.

On March 11, 1931 she was united in marriage to Robert Benjamin Sanders at Shenandoah, Iowa and they lived in the Villisca and Brooks area.

To this union four children were born: Trula Lucille Carmichael of California; Verna Jean Batten of Grand Island, Nebr.; Nora Mae Gilbert of Bedford; and Robert James Sanders of Shenandoah, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, George.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children; two sisters: Grace Long, and Mae Burright; two brothers: Clyde and Lee Long; and eight grandchildren: Clayton, Camille, Curtis, Craig, Debbie, Joey, Mark and Kim.

She was a member of the New Market Church of Christ.

She was a kind and considerate mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who  knew  and loved her.

 

[SANDERS, ROBERT BENJAMIN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 28,1957, [p. 1]
Services Friday for Robert Sanders
DALLAS TWP – Robert Sanders, 58, died suddenly Tuesday of a heart attack while at the café in Gravity.

He had farmed in Dallas Township for more than 20 years. He was born at New Market, Tenn, on Sept 10, 1909 the son of Joe and Leta Sanders. The family moved to the Braddyville vicinity when he was nine years old.

He is survived by his wife Maude; four children, Mrs Bill (Trula) Carmichael of Roseville, Calif, Mrs Bernard (Verna) Batten of Maryville, Mo, Mrs Lowell (Nora) Gilbert of Bedford and Jim of Shenandoah and six grandchildren. He has six brothers and sisters, Carl of Wichita, Kan, Lee of Warrenton, Mo, Leonard of Centralia, Mo, Maurene Orr of Williamstown, Calif, Mrs E T (Dorothy) Lahr of Seattle, Wash, and Mrs J E (Jean) Boyington of West Monroe, La.

Services are to be held at 2 p m Friday at Shum Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Glen Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at the Guss Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Willard Marsha, Cleo Batten, Harold Bailey, Homer Kimpton and Wesley Cl

 

[SANDERS, ROBERT BENJAMIN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 12, 1967, p. 11
Robert Benjamin Sanders – Robert Benjamin Sanders was born Sept 10, 1909 at New Market, Tenn and died Sept 26, 1967, at Gravity, Ia. he was the son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Cowan Sanders, who both preceded him in death. He died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 58 years.

He was a farmer for more than 20 years in Dallas Township.

He is survived by his wife Maude Long Sanders of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Trula Lucille Carmichael of Roseville, Calif.; Mrs Verna Jean Batten of Maryville, Mo. Mrs. Nora Mae Gilbert of Bedford, Ia; and one son, Robert James Sanders of Shenandoah, Ia. and 6 grandchildren Three brothers and three sisters also survive Albert Carl Sanders of Wichita, Kans; Leonard C T Sanders of Centralia, Mo; Lee D Sanders of Warrenton, Mo. Maurine Orr of Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Dorothy Lahr of Seattle, Wash. and Mrs. Jane Boyington of West Monroe, La; and 30 nieces and nephews.

 

[SPRING, CLYDE RAYMOND]
Lenox Time Table (Lenox, Iowa), Wednesday, July 29, 1987, p. 3
Clyde Raymond Spring – Clyde Raymond Spring, the oldest child of John and Cora (Roberts) Spring was born May 10, 1911, in Adams County near Brooks, Ia. he died at home on July 22, 1987 at the age of 76. At nine years of age he moved with his parents to a farm west of Guss, where he grew to manhood farming with his father and working as a day laborer.

Clyde was united in marriage to Winnie May Else on December 28, 1932 in Maryville, Mo. After their marriage, they farmed for several years near Guss and Corning, Ia. before moving to a farm they bought north of Prescott where they lived for 31 years.

After retiring from farming in 1975, Clyde and Winnie moved to Las Vegas, Nv. After residing there for two years, they returned to Iowa and made their home in Lenox. Upon their return to Iowa, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with all their family present.

Clyde was baptized at an early age and was most recently a member of the Lenox United Methodist Church, where he attended services regularly.

He became a member of the Prescott Masonic Lodge in 1960, where his membership is still maintained. In 1961, Clyde and Winnie became members of the Prescott Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, where they served as Worthy Patron and Worthy Matron together in 1986. Clyde and Winnie traveled many miles attending meetings and special functions promoting the fellowship of the Eastern Star organization.

Clyde and Winnie also liked to travel to visit their family and other locations of interest.

Clyde was an avid gardener during his retirement years and kept his family supplied with his garden produce. He took pride in his garden and keeping up his yard.

Clyde began playing cards at an early age with his parents and wherever family and friends gathered, he was always ready to promote a card game.

Family and friends could always count on Clyde for peppermints from his pocket whether it be in an Eastern Star marching line, at church, or just at home.

He was a proud, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather and will always be remembered for being a tease to his grandchildren.

Clyde leaves to mourn his death, his wife Winnie, two daughters and three sons: Clytha and husband Kenneth Black of Lenox; Berdine Spring of Torrance, Ca; Janette and husband Larry Johnson of Greenfield; Larry Spring and wife Diane of Birmingham, Mi.; and Reldon Spring and wife Lometa of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren: Janell Black, Jim Black and wife Peggy, and Sheila Weaver (children of Clytha and Kenny); Raymond, Belinda and Curtis Johnson, (children of Janette and Larry); Tony and Pamela Spring (children of Larry and Diane); Paul and Sheri Spring (children of Reldon and Lometa) also survive along with three great grandchildren: Rebecca Weaver, Christopher and Andrew Black.

Clyde is also survived by a brother, Roy Spring and wife Maravene of Corning, and a sister Margeleen Naven and husband Edward, also of Corning and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cora Spring and a brother, Glenn Spring.

Services were held Saturday, July 25 at the United Methodist Church in Lenox with Rev. Paul Grandon officiating. Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery, Guss.

 

[STAMPS, JAMES LEE "JIM"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 12, 1960, p. 3
Rites for pioneer citizen of Guss
GUSS, May 11 – Jim Stamps, 84, died early Thursday, May 5, at his home following an illness of seven weeks. Born in this community he has been an outstanding worker. He has served as a member of the rural school board, the election board, and cemetery association. He was corn sealer for Taylor county many years until ill health forced his retirement from that position. Mr. Stamps was also affiliated with the ASC and held office in the Guss Telephone Co., Surviving are his wife, Vera; four sons, Glen of San Diego, Calif, Ray of Guss, Jack of Clarinda, Lowell of Indianapolis, Ind; and a daughter, Mrs. Laddie (Beverly) Kohout of Clarinda. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca, the Rev Ralph G Allen of Clarinda and the Rev Verne Weigel of Villisca in charge. Graveside rites at the Guss cemetery were by the New Market Covenant Lodge No. 453.

 

[STAMPS, JAMES LEE "JIM"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 29, 1960, p. 14
James Lee Stamps – James Lee Stamps, son of William and Sofronia Stamps, was born June 10, 1875 near Maryville, Mo. About three years later his mother died and he was sent to live with his Grandparents Charter.

His grandfather and grandmother took him to Ellison, Ill, and later to [?]wood, Ill, where James started to school. They moved back to Iowa in [?] and lived in Adams County a few years then moved to a house on [?] in Taylor County which was his home until he married.

On June 17, 1896, he was united in marriage to Viola Knopp. To this union four children were born, two of whom preceded him in death. His wife died in November of 1916.

On July 31, 1918, he was married to Vera Porter and to this union three children were born.

His lifetime occupation was that of a farmer and he lived on the one farm for 48 years. He held several positions, however, such as: assessor for several years, served on Tax Exemption Board, was ASC corn sealer, was school secretary for 48 years, secretary of the cemetery 39 years, member of the Masonic Order for 49 years and was elected Worshipful Master in 1917 He had belonged to IOOF for several years but due to failing health had dropped out about two years ago.

He had not been in good health for about seven years, but he was not bedridden until seven weeks ago. He had been in the Clarinda Municipal Hospital for a while but died in the house that had been his home for 45 years. Death came Thursday morning, May 5, 1960. He would have been 85 years old in June.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Vera: two sons by his first marriage, Glen Stamps of San Diego and Ray Stamps of Gravity, two sons and a daughter by his second marriage, Jack Stamps of Clarinda, Lowell Stamps of Indianapolis and Beverly Kohout of Clarinda, 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

 

[STAMPS, JAMES LOWELL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 16, 1979, p. 8
Lowell Stamps died Tuesday
Vera Landis has received word her son, Lowell Stamps, 54, died at Scripp Hospital in Los Angeles, Ca., Tuesday morning.

Survivors include two daughters, Jamie and Sandy of San Diego, a brother Jack of Clarinda and a sister Beverly Vawter of Tustin, Ca.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, July 17.

 

 [STAMPS, RAY, INFANT SON OF]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 25, 1937, p. 12
Stamps Lose Infant
The infant son of Mr and Mrs Ray Stamps from near Sharpsburg was brought to the Guss cemetery for burial Wednesday afternoon. The little one was born Tuesday, but lived only a few hours.

 

[STAMPS, VIOLA KNOPP]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, December 5, 1916, p. 5
New Market
Mrs. J. [ames] L. [ee] Stamps died at her home near Guss November 23, aged 43 years. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and two sons, Glen and Ray. Also her father, David Knopp and two brothers and three sisters. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church in Guss and interment was made in the Guss cemetery.

 

[STAMPS, VIOLA KNOPP]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 7, 1916, p.
Mrs. J. [ames] L. [ee] Stamps of Guss vicinity passed away on November 23rd. the deceased was a member of the Guss M. E. church and a prominent worker in the Rebecca lodge at that place. She is survived by her husband and two sons, besides a father and several brothers and sisters.

 

 

 

[THOMPSON, CHARLOTTE ANNA CLARK LOGHRY]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 27, 1978
Charlotte Thompson Final Rites Held April 25
Funeral services for Mrs. Drexel (Charlotte) Thompson, 73, of Bedford, were held Tues., April 25 in Hamilton Memorial Missionary Church in Bedford with Rev. Larry Secor officiating. Mrs. Thompson died April 22 in Rosary Hospital in Corning. Interment was at Guss Cemetery, Guss, Ia.

Charlotte Anna Thompson, daughter of Charles Howard and Rachael Elion Clark, was born at Guss, Iowa, April 17, 1905. She lived her childhood years in Guss where she grew to maturity and attended the public school.

On March 30, 1938, she was united in marriage to Drexel Thompson at Maryville, Missouri, after which they made their home in Bedford where she has since lived. To this union six children were born: Dean, Eva, Reva, Martha, Wendlyn and Gwendlyn. To a previous marriage four children were born: Homer, Lafayette, Orville and one stillborn. She was self-employed with her husband, then later was employed as a nurse's aid at the Court Street Nursing Home and Thogmartin Care and Keep Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rachael   Clark, husband, Drexel, six children and three grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Homer Loghry, of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Dean Thompson, Bedford; Reva Francis, Coralville, Iowa; and Eva Jones, Bedford; eight grandchildren, Lori Loghry, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Gary, Pauline and Ronnie Woods, Mount Ayr, Iowa; Floyd Dean, Annette, Richard and Charles Jr. Jones of Bedford; other relatives and friends.

She had been a member of the United Presbyterian Church and for the past sixteen years has attended the Hamilton Memorial Missionary Church.

Charlotte was a kind and considerate mother and grandmother, and will be remembered for her sacrificial toil for her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

[VAN NUYS, GARRETT]
Adams County Union-Republican (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, August 30, 1916, p. 10
Garrett VanNuys, whose home was southwest of this city, in Taylor County, died Saturday night. He was born in New Jersey November 14, 1832, being 83 years, 9 months and 10 days old at the time of his death. The funeral services were held Monday at Guss church. Mr. VanNuys leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter.

 

[VAN NUYS, GEORGE WASHINGTON]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 11, 1959, p. 4
George Van Nuys of Gravity Dies
George Van Nuys, 82, of Gravity, died Sunday, June 7 at the Krauth nursing home in Corning. He was a retired farmer from the Guss community in northwest Taylor County.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Guss at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Rev. Verne Wiegel, pastor, officiated. Burial in Guss cemetery. He is survived by his wife.

 

[VAN NUYS, GEORGE WASHINGTON]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, June 11, 1959, p. 2
George Van Nuys – George Van Nuys, son of Garrett and Martha Van Nuys, was born in New Jersey, August 20, 1876 and passed away June 7, 1969 at the Krauth Nursing Home in Corning, Iowa.

On July 4, 1896 he was united in marriage to Mary Thomas.

He was baptised and joined the Christian Church in Bedford, Iowa, later changing his membership to the Methodist church at Guss, Iowa.

He loved the farm and he and his wife spent all their lives together farming in Taylor County.

He had many lifetime friends and he shared with them their joys and sorrows. He was a good husband, a good citizen and a friend to all.

His father and mother and one brother preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Mary, some cousins, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the Guss Methodist Church, Tues., June 9 at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Verne Weigel.

Music was by Gerald Maxwell, accompanied by Mrs. Vern Weigel.

Pallbearers were Ralph Harvey, Dale Stroud, Paul Hardisty, Walter Maxwell, George Scofield and Ralph Hardisty.

Burial was in the Guss Cemetery.

 

[VAN NUYS, MARTHA MARIA VAN DOREN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1920, p. 5
Obituary – Martha Maria, daughter of Henry and Rachel Van Doren, was born at Neshanie [Neshanic], N. J., Nov. 30, 1840 and passed away at the home of her son George Van Nuys, near Guss, Ia., Sept. 12, 1920, at the advanced age of 79 years, 9 months and 11 days.

She was united in marriage to Garret Van Nuys at Neshanie [Neshanic], Nov. 3, 1863, and in the year of 1882 they moved to Taylor County Iowa, where on August 26, 1916, the husband passed away. They were the parents of two children, Doren of Monmouth, Ill., and George of Guss, Ia., both of whom survive their mother. She also leaves three brothers, John W. Van Doren of Livingston, Mont.; Henry and Isaac Van Doren of Neshanie [Neshanic], N. J. The deceased united with the Dutch Reform church in 1875, later uniting with the Methodist church at Guss, of which she remained a faithful member to the time of her death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ivan R. Mills of Nodaway Monday afternoon at the Guss M. E. church and interment was made beside the husband in the Guss cemetery.

 

[VAN NUYS, MARY JANE THOMAS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 14, 1961, [p. 1]
Mary Van Nuys Dies At Corning
Mary Van Nuys, 82, of Guss, died at Rosary hospital in Corning Sunday, Dec. 10.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Guss Methodist church. Rev. Clarence Moore of Clarinda officiated. Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Naven of Brooks, Mrs. Hubert Fletcher of California, Mrs. Dora Thomas in Oklahoma.

 

[VAN NUYS, MARY JANE THOMAS]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, December 21, 1961, p. 3
Mrs. Mary Van Nuys – Mary Thomas, daughter of Silas and Victoria Thomas, was born July 3, 1879 and passed away December 10, 1961 at the age of 82 years, five months and seven days at the Rosary Hospital in Corning, Iowa.

She came to Iowa from Ohio at the age of four years. She was united in marriage to George W. Van Nuys on July 4, 1896. They spent their entire life in Adams and Taylor counties. In 1952 they moved to Gravity and made their home there until Mr. Van Nuy's death on June 7, 1959. After his death she made her home with her sister, Mrs. Clyde Naven. She was a member of the Guss Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Dora Thomas of Okla., Bessie Fletcher of Calif., Sadie Naven of Brooks; three brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 12 at 1:30 p. m. from the Methodist church in Guss with Rev. Clarence Moore officiating. Music was by Mrs. Lucille Johnson and Mrs. Clarence Moore. Pallbearers were Dale Stroud, Paul Hardisty, George Scofield, Ralph Harvey, Ralph Hardisty, and Chas. Curtis. Interment was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[WALTERS, GEORGE DAVID]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 8, 1948, [p. 1]
Rites at Guss For George Walters
Pioneer of Community Died At 74 After Long Illness
Guss (Special) – Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 27 at the Guss church for George Walters, who was a pioneer in the Guss community. He died at the Municipal hospital in Clarinda after a lingering illness at the age of 74 years.

He is survived by three children, who are Wesley and Mrs. Lee Gray of Guss, and Mrs. John Alexander of near Gravity. His wife preceded him in death a few weeks ago.

Services were conducted by Rev H P Kishpaugh with Rev Clement Rowe assisting. Pallbearers were Frank Kimpton, John Kimpton, Glen Oxley, Jim Stamps, Harry Shipley and Henry Schrader Music by Rev and Mrs Kishpaugh, Mrs Jim Stamps and Mrs T O McCoy cared for the flowers. Interment in the Guss cemetery.

 

[WALTERS, GEORGE WESLEY]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 18, 1971, p. 4
George Walters Rites in Guss
Funeral services for George Wesley Walters, 72, of Guss, Iowa were held November 12 at the Guss United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Edward Osburn. Mr. Walters died November 10, 1971 at his home. Interment was at the Guss Cemetery.

George Wesley Walters was born February 8, 1899 in Harrison County, Nebraska to George and Etta Walters. He was one year old when the family moved to Iowa. He lived in the Guss vicinity until his death.

On June 6, 1923 he was united in marriage to Violet Gray in the home of Rev. Carpenter of Guss. To this union were born two children, Maxine (Mrs. Kendall Schrader) of Villisca and Ronald of Guss.

Wesley was united with the Methodist Church at an early age and has been a faithful worker throughout his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Lola Maxine, son Ronald Wesley; a daughter-in-law, Connie Walters, son-in-law, Kendall Schrader; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Glade Moore of Clarinda; a host of relatives and friends.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Fund has been established in memory of Wesley and is to be used in the Guss Methodist Church.

 

[WALTERS, VIOLET GRAY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 25, 1968, p. 6
Services at Guss for Violet Walters
Guss, July 23 – Funeral services for Mrs Violet Walters, who died of a heart attack July 20, were held at the Guss Church on Monday. Relatives from out of town who attended were Mrs Marie Porter, Carl McConkey and the W L McConkeys of Storm Lake; Mrs Lynn McConkey of Fonda, Mr and Mrs Bill Woodring and Mrs Ora Woodring of Grimes; Mr and Mrs Howard Smith, Mrs Leroy Smith and Elvin Gray of Maryville; Kenny Henderson family of St Joseph; Mr and Mrs Jon Abbott, Mr and Mrs Jack Stamps and the Glade Moores of Clarinda, the Bob Burhams and Robert Grays of Stanton, Harold Churchills of Gravity, Ralph Smalleys of Leon, Donald Grays and Arthur Grays and boys of Iowa City, Carrol Grays and Alvin Blooms of Villisca, Mrs Orah Boyer of Hawleyville and Mrs Effie Sowers of Hopkins, Mo.

 

[WESTFALL, ZENA BEERY CLARK]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 12, 1926, p. 3
Mrs. Zena Westfall
New Market, Aug. 5 – (Correspondent of the Journal) – Zena Beery was born near Shambaugh, Iowa, July 17, 1883 and died near Phoenix, Ariz., July 30, 1926, aged 43 years and 13 days.

She moved with her parents to Taylor County, Iowa in March 1894 where she resided until October 1925. The remainder of her life was spent at Phoenix, Ariz. where she went to regain her health.

On Dec. 24, 1903 she was united in marriage to Benjamin A. [ndrew] Clark, who preceded her in death June 18, 1908. To this union was born one child, Eva Ferne.

She united with the Baptist church at New Market, Iowa, about twelve years ago and remained a faithful servant in the faith until her Savior called her home.

On June 30, 1915, she was married to Ralph Westfall. One child, Corda Irene, was born to this union.

She had been in poor health for over a year and with her family moved to Arizona in hopes that her health would be benefitted. However, she did not improve and passed away July 30 at 12:30 o'clock.

She leaves to mourn her going her husband, two daughters, her mother, Mrs. R. D. Beery; two brothers, A. C. of Gravity and Lawrence of Axtel, Mont.; three sisters, Mrs. John Kimpton of Gravity, Mrs Bert Argetsinger of Mason City, Iowa, and Mrs. Glen Hicks of Axtel, Mont., besides a host of other relatives and friends. Her father and one sister, Mary Hickson, preceded her in death.

She was a loving wife and mother and a kind neighbor, always thoughtful of others and she will be greatly missed in her home circle.

Interment was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[WILEY, IDA EVELYN MANION]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1968, [p. 1, 6]
Mrs Ida Wiley, 89, had four children
Services for Mrs Ida E Wiley, 89, are to be held Friday following her death at 5 a m Tuesday. She had a heart attack a year ago. Since then she has lived at the Pugh Nursing Home in Clarinda.

The Rev Francis Hubbel, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate for the memorial service at the Walker funeral Home at 2 p m Friday. The burial will be in the cemetery of the Guss (Maple Grove) Church.

She had four surviving children, Mrs Forrest (Lora) Lee of rural Braddyville, Loren of Rialto, Colo, Virgil of Nodaway and Melvin of Davenport. She has ten grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Mrs Wiley was born in Illinois and spent her younger years in Missouri. She was married to James Benjamin Wiley on May 13, 1896, their home being in New Market until his death in 1961. They had lived together for more than 65 years.

 

[WILEY, JAMES BENJAMIN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 7, 1961, p. 5
James Wiley – James Benjamin Wiley was born in Gentry County, Mo, Dec 6, 1871, to Benjamin J and Sarah E Satterly Wiley and departed this life Aug 3, 1961 in Villisca, Ia, at the age of 89 years, eight months and 25 days.

He was united in marriage to Ida Evaline Manion May 31, 1896, in Gentry County, Mo. They came to Page County, Iowa in 1902 and were engaged in farming there and in near-by communities most of the time until his retirement in New Market, Ia, about 17 years ago.

As a young man he professed his faith in Christ and united with the Methodist Church in Missouri, later changing to the New Market Baptist Church where his membership has remained until his death. As long as his health permitted, he enjoyed taking an active part in his church and working with his many friends.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Ida E Wiley, his companion for more than 65 years; one daughter, Lora (Mrs Forest Lee) of Villisca; three sons, Loran of Rialto, Calif. Virgil of Nodaway, and Melvin of Davenport, Ia, one brother, Lewis E Wiley of Stanberry, Mo; also 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Sept 3, 1951, at 2 pm in the New Market Baptist Church, the rev L M Pence officiating and Sutphen Funeral Home of Villisca in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Tommy Moore, Robert Wiley, William G Forsythe Jr, Robert Neal, Harley Diggs and Horace Nickels. Flower bearers wee Mrs Ruby Moore and Mrs Hazel Young. Music was by Rosevelyn Bashor, accompanied by Mrs Opal Brown. Interment was in Guss cemetery.

 

[WILEY, JOYCE ELAINE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, December 19, 1946, p. 6
The community was saddened to learn of the death of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wiley. Funeral services were held at Villisca Sunday afternoon. The mother has been hospitalized recently and is convalescing at her parents' home south of Villisca. Sympathy is extended the bereaved one in their affliction.

 

[WILEY, VIRGIL EDGAR]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 16, 1976
Nodaway farmer died at Red Oak
Funeral services for Virgil E Wiley, 75, of Nodaway were held Dec 7 at the United Methodist Church in Nodaway with Rev Eldon Haworth officiating.

Wiley died Dec 4 at Murphy Memorial Hospital in Red Oak after a long illness. He had been cared for in his home by his wife and family before entering the hospital the previous day.

He was born April 24, 1901 in Gentry county, Mo, to James Benjamin and Ida Evelyn Manion Wiley, later moving with his parents to a farm in Page county.

He attended rural schools near Clarinda, and married Zella Diggs at Corning Aug 16, 1923. They farmed in Taylor, Montgomery and Adams counties before moving to their farm northeast of Nodaway.

The couple has lived in their present home south of Nodaway since 1948.

Wiley was a member of the Nodaway United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Edwin Lyle and Marlin Lee; and a daughter, Joyce Elaine.

Survivors include his wife Zella, a daughter, Mrs Bill (Maxine) Forsythe of Nodaway, and five grandchildren.

Mrs Forrest (Lora) Lee of College Springs is a sister, and brothers are Loran Wiley of Gravity and Melvin Wiley of Davenport.

Music at the services was by Mrs Bruce Nelson, accompanied by Mrs Malcolm Shipley. Flower bearers were Mr and Mrs Delbert King, and Ida Mae Barker was at the register.

Ushers were K K Kennedy and Marion Hendrickson.

Casket bearers were Harlan Pond, Lynn Lucas, Calvin Haley, Joe Northup, Jim Haley and Tom Haley. Serving as honorary bearers were L J Cronwall, Walter Williams, Gilbert Rider, James Walter, Julius March, Raymond Knudson, Harold O' Riley, Merl Brown and Earl Goldsmith.

Sutphen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with burial in Guss cemetery.

 

[WILEY, ZELLA MAY DIGGS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 26, 1999, p. 5
Zella Wiley – Zella Wiley age 96 of Nodaway, Iowa was born December 1, 1902 in Taylor County, Iowa, the daughter of Frank Elmer and Alta Burton Jane Diggs. She died Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at the Greater Community Hospital in Creston.

Zella married Virgil Edgar Wiley on August 16, 1923, in Corning, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 4, 1976.

She was a member of the Nodaway United Methodist Church for fifty years and President of the U. M. W. for several years.

She is survived by her daughter Maxine Forsythe and husband Bill of Nodaway, five grandchildren; Marcia Thompson and husband Jim of Charles City, Ia., Janet Morrison and husband Russ of Villisca, Ia., Cindy Fischer and husband Bernard of Shenandoah, Ia, David Forsythe of Indianapolis, Ind. and Bev Birky and husband Matt of Solon, Ia. Nine great grandchildren. Sisters; Beulah Wiley of Bedford, Ia., Elma Schooling of Creston, Ia.; Dorothy Lavaughn Dugan and husband Lowell of Gravity, Ia., and Elzene Diggs of Clarinda, Ia, brothers; Harley Diggs of Clarinda, Ia, and Francis Diggs and wife Reta of Bedford, Ia. A sister in law Phyllis Diggs of Hopkins, Mo.

Zella was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 infant children; Edwin Lyle, Marlin Lee and Joyce Elaine, two sisters Lela Wirth and Stella Nickell and a brother Hildred Diggs.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 22, 1999 at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca with Rev. Robert Beard officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery near Guss, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Nodaway United Methodist Church.

 

[WOOD, CLARENCE ORVILLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 26, 1976, p. 15
Clarence Wood services Sunday
Funeral services for Clarence O Wood, 89 of New Market, were held Sunday at Walker Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery at New Market.

Mr Wood died Friday morning at Garden View Care Center at Shenandoah following a long illness.

He was born March 23, 1888, near Gaynor, Missouri, the son of W A and Susie Robins Wood. He was married to Nora E Burnham who preceded him in death in 1962. In 1970 he was married to Mary Else who survives.

Besides his wife of the home, Mr Wood is survived by three children: Orville Wood of New Market; Mrs Merritt (Opal) Foster of rural Clarinda and Otis Wood of New Market. Three stepchildren are Dean Else of Omaha, Mrs Dorothy Moon of Lincoln, Neb, and Mrs Betty Darnold of Villisca. There are seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, six step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, and one granddaughter.

Mrs Mary Anderson was organist Casket bearers were Wayne Wood, Tom Crawford, Clark Batten, Richard Schmitz, Chris Wood, Dan Wood and James Moon.

Honorary bearers were Carroll Ingram, Rollyn Sunderman, Guy Noble, Floyd Maley, Dale Crawford and Ralph Pendergraft.

Mr Wood farmed until his retirement, doing lots of bluegrass stripping in the New Market area.

 

[WOOD, CLARENCE ORVILLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 29, 1976, p. 13
CLARENCE O. WOOD
There comes a time when life's journey comes to an end, and so it was with Clarence Orville Wood, the only son of William A. and Susie Robins Wood. He was born March 23, 1888 near Gaynor in Nodaway County. Mo. He passed away July 23,1976 at Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, la. He lived in Missouri till a young man, then he moved with his parents to Kansas for two years. From there they moved to Taylor County, Iowa where he lived the remainder of his life.

He was married Oct. 20, 1909 to Nora E. Burnham, to this union three children were born: Orville Wood, New Market, Mrs Merritt (Opal) Foster and Otis Wood of New Market, Ia. He lost his wife May 5, 1962 after 52 years of wedded life. On January 10, 1970 he was united in marriage to Mary Stanton Else, who was his constant and devoted companion. During the last three years, she was constantly at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter-in-law Mildred Wood and a granddaughter, Carolyn Parsons in April of this year

His survivors are his wife Mary, two sons and a daughter of New Market, also three stepchildren, Dean Else of Omaha, Mrs B J (Dorothy) Moon, Lincoln, Neb, and Mrs John (Betty) Darnold of Villisca, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, six step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren, cousins, and a host of friends.

Farming was his life occupation; he loved livestock and being out of doors - doing these things until he suffered a broken hip three years ago. He was taken care of in his home, which he loved, by his faithful wife and three children until he required skilled care. He will be sadly missed by his family, neighbors and friends.