Obituaries
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[Kay, John]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    December 14, 1933    p. 5

John Kay Dies Wednesday

The death of John Kay was not unexpected, yet comes as a shock. He died Wednesday morning at four; his death being due to internal cancer. The funeral will probably be held on Friday afternoon. He was the junior member of the firm of the Maple leaf Garage.

 

[Carmichael, Martin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 14, 1933    p. 8

Sheridan

Father Dies

Mrs. Roy Black [Aurella Carmichael Scott] received a message Saturday morning from Graham, Mo. that her father, Mr. [Martin] Carmichael, had been stricken with paralysis. He died before she could reach their home.

 

[Rimel, George William]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 14, 1933    [p. 1]

Father Dies

George W. [illiam] Rimel, father of Dr. G. [eorge] W. [arden] Rimel of Bedford, died at his home at Malvern, Iowa, at 2 o'clock this morning.  He had been seriously ill for several months.

[Rimel, George William]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 21, 1933    [p. 1]

Attends Father's Funeral

Funeral services for George W. [illiam] Rimel, 71, of Malvern were held Saturday forenoon and burial made in the East Liberty cemetery, north of Malvern. Dr. and Mrs. G. [eorge] W. [arden] Rimel of Bedford and the other son, Floyd F. Rimel of Chicago, attended the service. Mrs. Rimel accompanied Dr. Rimel and his wife to Bedford for a short stay.

 

[Rimel, George Warden]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 6, 1961    [p. 1]

Final Rites Held Monday For Dr. G. W. Rimel

Funeral services for Dr. G. [eorge] W. [arden] Rimel, 70, well known local physician and surgeon, were held at the Bedford Methodist church Monday at 2:00 p. m. Dr. Rimel had a heart attack Thursday evening while adjusting the cutting blade of a power mower at his home.  He was rushed to Clarinda where he died soon after arrival at the Municipal hospital.

Immediate survivors are his wife; two sons, Dr. Warden Rimel, stationed at Naval Hospital in Japan and Dr. James F. Rimel, Plymouth, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Knauer, Des Moines; Mrs. Joyce Metier, Spencer, Iowa and Mrs. Wardine Riecks, Dayton Ohio.

 

[Rimel, George Warden]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 13, 1961    [p. 1]

Dr. G. W. Rimel

Obituary

George Warden Rimel, son of George William and Daisy Frlzzell Rimel, was born in Silver City, Iowa, on March 10, 1891. He spent his boyhood on a farm, became a member of the Methodist church at an early age, was graduated from Malvern High school in 1909, and then taught country school for two years before continuing his education. He was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College in 1915, enlisted for military service in World War I, and was graduated with his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1921. He served his internship the following year at Iowa Methodist hospital in Des Moines, and then moved to Bedford, Iowa, where he was to carry on with his life's work as a general practitioner of medicine until the time of his death, at the age of 70 years, on June 29, 1961.

Doctor Rimel was united in marriage with Edna May Miller of Indianola on August 18, 1920. To their marriage were born five children: James, Doris, Joyce, Warden Miller and Wardine. He is survived by his wife, children, twelve grandchildren, and a brother, Floyd Rimel of Tucson, Arizona.

Doctor Rimel served mankind with great moral stamina and courage. He carried out with devotion and a sense of deep personal obligation the demands of his faith, his family, profession, and community. He was a friend and benefactor to those about him, giving assistance at birth, relief in sickness, and comfort in times of sorrow. He was ever loyal to those causes he deemed worthwhile, providing higher education for his children, support for his church, and counsel to those who sought it. He was a country doctor who traveled the path God marked for him, for the benefit of mankind.

 

[Rimel, George Warden]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 13, 1961    p. 8

At Rimel Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends attending, the funeral services for Dr. Rimel were:

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rimel, Tucson, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. James Miller, Indianola, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Niblock, Nevada, Iowa; Dr. and Mrs. A. G. Felter, Van Meter, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Knauer, Guthrie Center, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. A. Metier, Spencer, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Don Sondergaard, Spencer, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Metier, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Stotts, Malvern, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brower, Glenwood, Iowa; Ron Fickel, H. N. Fickel, Malvern, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Elvan Canine, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Masteller, Mrs. Earl Casady, Norwalk, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Masteller, Atlantic, Iowa; Mrs. Seth Canine, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lindhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Fox, New Sharon, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Prine, Oskaloosa, Iowa; Dr. Norman Johnson, Dr. Kenneth Jensen, Dr. H. S. Frenkel, Dr. Adeline Cameau, Mrs. Wave Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Soffebrotten, Clarinda, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wintermute, Guilford, Mo.; Mrs. Emily Lutz, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stocker, Mrs. Roy Proctor, Ottumwa, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Minthorn, Kellerton, Iowa.

 

[Bressler, Manuel]

Blockton News

Thursday    December 14, 1933    p. 5

Manuel Bressler, 82, of Grant City, died on Nov. 29,while being taken to a St. Joseph hospital having broken his hip in a fall.

 

[Canaday, Bird]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    August 31, 1899    p. 2

Obituary

Bird Canaday died at his home in Mason Township, at 6 a. m., Saturday, August 26, 1899.  He was aged 39 years.  Death resulted from typhoid fever, complicated with kidney trouble.  His illness was of 23 days duration.

Mr. Canaday leaves a wife and infant daughter, and an aged father to mourn his death.  The funeral took place from the residence at 9 a. m., Sunday, August 27, 1899.  The services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Scherer, and were attended by a large gathering of neighbors and friends.  The interment was at the Shearer cemetery in Page County.

[Jones, Ella Mahan]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    August 31, 1899    p. 4

Obituary.

 Mrs. Ella Jones died at 1 a. m. Wednesday, August 30, 1899, at the residence of her brother, John S. [amuel] Mahan in Clayton Township. A husband and little daughter survive her.

The funeral will take place at 10 a. m. today August 31, 1899, from the residence of J. [ohn] S. [amuel] Mahan. The services were conducted by Elder Wm. Cobb. The interment was at the Lexington cemetery.

 [Keller, Benjamin "Ben" F.]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 6, 1933    [p. 1]

Ben Keller Dead

Mr. and Mrs. S. E. [Lyman Edward] Keller [Mildred Margaret Groves] of Rothville, Missouri, visited during the last week of March with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mercer, and with a daughter, Esther Keller.

They had been called to Diagonal by the death of Mr. S. E. KellerŐs father, Ben[jamin F.] Keller, whose death occurred on Tuesday, the 2lst of March. He had reached the age of 83 years, 4 months.

The funeral was on Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bennie [Benjamin Andrew] Keller of Marceline, Mo., came up to attend the funeral of his grandfather, and also visited at the Mercer home here while in Iowa.

 

[Aitken, Clara Mae Hanna]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 2

Mrs. Harry Aitken Dead

Mrs. Harry Aitken [Clara Mae Hanna] died at her home in Clearfield at about two o'clock this morning. For over a year she had suffered from an incurable disease, cancer. We are unable to announce the funeral arrangements.

[Aitken, Clara Mae Hanna]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 13, 1933    [p. 1]

OBITUARY

Clara Mae, daughter of John and Alice [Spaw] Hanna, was born Dec. 30, 1875, and spent her early years with her parents on a farm near Promise City. Her three brothers—H. [arry] C. [lyde] of Davenport, J. [udson] L. [ute] of Seymour, R. [aymond] W. of Austin Minn., a sister Marcia Hanna and her mother who lives at Corydon survive her. Her father passed away in Aug. 1925.

On Sept. 30, 1900, she was united in marriage to Harry N. Aitken.

As a mother Mrs. Aitken knew the sorrows of death in the home, having lost her little daughter Mildred, Feb. 13, 1904, at the age of 14 months.  She also had a triumph of joy in her two sons, Clarence J. of Des Moines, Harold N. and wife of Detroit, Mich., and daughter Florence Mae.

When a girl, Mrs. Aitken joined the Christian Church and transferred to the Christian Church of Clearfield upon moving to Clearfield. In 1914 along with her husband and son she united with the Methodist Church and until her illness was a faithful attendant. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Aitken was a great lover of flowers and delighted in the care of them and keeping up the home. Flowers grew for her, for she knew the art of caring for them and when anything needed to be done she did it then.

After an expanse of 57 years, 3 months and 9 days, she has slipped away to that country beyond from which even the sorrowing ones do not wish her return.

During the last days of her illness she expressed the consciousness of having done her best as a companion and in the making of a happy home.

Along with her devoted husband, daughter, two sons, mother, sister, three brothers and other relatives, her neighbors and many friends will keenly sense the place made vacant by her parting.

The funeral services were held in Clearfield Methodist Church on April 8, at 10:30. Flowers in profusion attested the love of many friends. Her pastor, Rev. John C. Turner conducted the service. The order of the O., E. S. sat in one body in the church. Interment was at Promise City, and many made the long trip to that place.

 

[Aitken, Clara Mae Hanna]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 2

Mr. and Mrs.. J. [ohn] L. Hanna and daughter Mabel of Seymour, Iowa, and Miss Marcia Hanna of Corydon, came Saturday morning to be present at the funeral of Mrs. Harry Aitken [Clara Mae Hanna].

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Aitken arrived on Friday at 6 p. m. from Detroit, driving through. They remained until Sunday morning, and then started on the return trip.

[Aitken, Clara Mae Hanna]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 2

Mr, and Mrs. Ray Hanna of Austin, Minnesota were here on Saturday, called by the death of his sister, Mrs. Harry Aitken [Clara Mae Hanna].

 

[Aitken, Clara Mae Hanna]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 4

Mr. H. [arry] C. [lyde] Hanna of Davenport came to Clearfield on Saturday to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Harry Aitken [Clara Mae Hanna].

 

[Aitken, Clara Mae Hanna]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 2

CLEARFIELD

MRS. HARRY AITKEN DIES

Clearfield Woman Had Been Ill For a Year

Mrs. Harry Aitken [Clara Mae Hanna] died at her home in Clearfield about 2 o'clock Thursday morning, after an illness of a year. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Saturday forenoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. C. Turner. Burial was in the cemetery at Promise City, Iowa.

She leaves her husband, Harry Aitken, two sons, Clarence of Des Moines, and Harold of Detroit, Mich., and a daughter, Florence, at home; her mother, Mrs. Hanna of Corydon, and a sister, Marcia, at home; three brothers, Ray Hanna of Austin, Minn., Judd Hanna of Seymour, Iowa, and Clyde Hanna of Davenport, Iowa.

[Aitken, Clara Mae Hanna]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 2

CLEARFIELD

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Aitken of Detroit, Mich., came Friday evening, called by the death of his mother, Mrs. Harry Aitken [Clara Mae Hanna]. They left early Sunday morning for their home.

Clarence Aitken returned to his work in Des Moines, Sunday evening after spending most of the past week at the Aitken home here, being called by the very serious illness and death of his mother, Mrs. Harry Aitken.

[Gard, Guy]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 6, 1933    [p. 1]

Death of Guy Gard.

The death of Guy Gard at Excelsior Springs, Mo., on Tuesday morning was generally known to this people before noon. His very critical condition was known, so there was not the element of surprise.

Death followed an illness extending over a number of years, and no cure could be found. A few weeks since he went to the Springs, and was in a hotel there until the end.

[Gard, Guy]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 13, 1933    [p. 1]

Guy G. Gard, son of Dewitt C. and Mary [Magill] Gard, was born Nov. 11, 1887, on a farm northeast of Clearfield, Iowa, and died April 4, 1933, aged 45 years,

4 months 23 days.

Guy received his education in the rural and Clearfield schools. He entered the service of the World War, Feb. 24, 1918. After receiving his training in Camp Dodge and Camp Grant, he was transferred to the army over seas. On account of disablement he was returned to the states Oct 12, 1918, where he received treatment in hospitals until his honorable discharge May 8, 1919.

On Mar. 4, 1926 he was united in marriage to Grace Darlington of Clearfield, Iowa, continuing his residence on the Gard Homestead where Guy spent all but two years of his life. In young manhood, he was converted and united with the Methodist Church. His religion was exemplified in his daily life and his upright dealings with his fellowmen.

While his physical condition was one of years of illness, he was always cheerful and hopeful.

On March 11th, he was taken to the U. S. Hospital at Excelsior Springs, Mo., but medical skill was of no avail and he yielded his spirit to the Great Commander early Tuesday morning. He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, one dying in infancy and his brother Homer who passed away Dec. 31st 1929.

He leaves to mourn his departure his devoted wife, one sister, Hattie Bladon of Clearfield, Iowa, and many other loving relatives and a host of friends.

The funeral services were held at the home on Thursday, April 6, conducted by Pastors John C. Turner and Hutchman.

Interment was in the family plot in the Grove Chapel Cemetery.

 

[Gard, Guy]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 2

The following, relatives and friends were in attendance at the [Guy] Gard funeral: —Mrs. Ed Tindle, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Waggle and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Trisler and daughter, all of Beloit, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Estel and family of Tingley; Mr. and Mrs. James Sample, Wm. Sample, Mrs. C. Christenson and family, Mr. John Oshel, and Mr. John Thompson of Kent, Iowa.

 

[Gard, Guy]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 2

CLEARFIELD

Guy Gard Dies

Guy Gard died at the Veterans Hospital in Excelsior Springs, Mo., Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for several years. The body was brought to Clearfield late Tuesday evening and funeral services were held in the home northeast of town, Thursday morning. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Grace Darlington Gard, and his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bladon [Hattie].

 

[Gard, Mary Magill]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday   May 17, 1917    p. 6

OBITUARY—MRS. MARY GARD.

Mary, daughter of Arthur and Jane Bell Magill, was born in St. Louis, Mo., May 3, 1853 and died May 15, 1917, aged 64 years.  She lived with her parents at Keokuk, Iowa, from six years of age to sixteen, when they moved to Ringgold County. On May 26, 1880, she was united in marriage to Dewitt Gard, and for almost thirty-seven years she walked by his side as a faithful life partner.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Mrs. Hattie Bladon, and the boys, Homer and Guy; by three sisters and one brother, --Mrs. J.[ames] R. Criswell [Agnes], Tingley, Iowa; Mrs. G. [eorge] L. Long [Ruth], Fresno, California; Mrs W. [illiam] A. Vincent [Elizabeth], Algona, Iowa; and W.[illiam] H. McElroy, Merced, California. These all have the sympathy of a host of friends and acquaintances in their deep sorrow.

Concerning her religious experience: She was converted at a Methodist meeting held at the Lambert schoolhouse when she was 22 years old. During her late sickness, she testified to her trust in Jesus, and that her dependence was fully in the merit of his blood. This her faith and testimony is a heritage and an admonition to her loved ones to find peace and preparation for life as well as death, under the cover of the Savior's meritorious atonement.

Mrs. Gard has been failing since September, when she suffered from a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism, which was followed by neuritis and other complications. Thru all these months she has been a great sufferer, which sufferings she bore with fortitude.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the home at 2 o'clock, by Rev. T. R. Aikin of the United Presbyterian Church. Interment at Grove Chapel.

 

[Eastman, Charles]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 2

GUSS

Funeral services for Charles Eastman, 85, who died at his home in Omaha, Nebr., were held at the Guss church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mr. Keast of Villisca. Mr. Eastman lived on a farm near Guss for many years. Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

 

[Eastman, Charles]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    April 13, 1933    p. 6

GUSS

The funeral services for the body of Charles Eastman of Omaha, Nebr., were held at our church Sunday.

[EASTMAN, CHARLES EDWIN]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, April 14, 1933, p. 5
C. E. Eastman, Former Resident Here, Dies At His Omaha Home
Charles Edwin Eastman, 85, a former resident of Villisca, died Thursday of last week at his home in Omaha. The funeral service was held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Guss church and was conducted by the Rev. Martin H. Keast of Villisca, who was assisted by the Rev. Wayne Emry of Nodaway. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Charles Eastman, oldest son of Amos and Emily Eastman, was born at Morrisville, Madison County, New York, on June 29, 1847. In childhood he accompanied his parents to Dwight, Ill., where he grew to manhood. In 1869 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Carlisle at Aurora, Ill. In 1876 they came to Iowa and located in Nodaway Township, Taylor County, where they broke the raw hazel brush land and made a home, meeting the hardships of the early pioneer life. Mr. Eastman is among the last of the early settlers who cooperated in the settlement of this section of the country. After nearly twenty years of pioneer life in this vicinity, Mrs. Eastman died.

In 1891 Mr. Eastman was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Peterson. In 1900 they left the old homestead and moved to Villisca where they lived a few years and then returned to the farm. Mr. Eastman later retired from active farm life and again resided in Villisca until 1920 when he and his family moved to Omaha, Neb., where he spent the rest of his life.

In early life Mr. Eastman affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church and helped establish the church in this section of the country in the early days.

Besides his wife, Mr. Eastman is survived by six sons who are, Allie C. of Clarinda, Geo. W, Bird J., and Ivan C., of Los Angeles, Cal., the Rev. Arthur M. of Corning and Leslie W. of Omaha. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one brother. Two children died in infancy.

Those who came from a distance to attend the funeral service were Mrs. C. E. Eastman and son Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Butke, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Peterson, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Peterson, Edgewood, Iowa; Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Eastman and family, Corning; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Eastman, Clarinda; Mr. and Mrs. Mains, Gravity.

 

 

 

[Rogers, William Sherman "Will"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 4

BLOCKTON

Will Rogers Dies

Will [liam Sherman] Rogers, father of Gar [Alva] Rogers of Mt. Ayr, died Sunday following a stroke of paralysis on Saturday. Mrs. Cora Wilson and son, Cullen, were over Tuesday. Mr. Rogers was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Wilson. The funeral was held Wednesday.

 

[Osburn, William]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    April 27, 1933    p. 4

Those from a distance attending the funeral of William Osburn Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. F. [rancis] I. [rvin] Osburn and daughter Mrs. Everett Garnatz [Ruth] of Auburn, Ia.; Melvin and Donald Osburn of Ames, Iowa; Mrs. H. L. Forbes of Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. W. H Poyser and son Billy, Mrs. C. F. Swarm and Miss Laura Spater of Kansas City, Mo.

[Downard, Yvonne]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    April 27, 1933     p. 6

Sheridan

The News-Press the first of the week carried a notice of the death in an automobile accident of Miss Yvonne Downard, 18, of Eureka, Kans. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Downard of that place. Mrs. Downard will be remembered here as Miss Lillie Leonard, the daughter of W. G. Leonard and wife. The family lived here about twenty years ago. Mr. Leonard owned a general store here and Mr. and Mrs. Downard were married in Sheridan.