Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by: Lorelei Rusco - lorerus@iowatelecom.net

Bare, Ella Brown -

Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Ella Bare, 82, of Dolan Spring, Ariz., widow of Dr. D. L. Bare, a dentist at Lenox before his retirement.

Mrs. Bare died March 26th while visiting at the home of a cousin, Mrs. O. S. Olson, in Des Moines. It is believed that she suffered a heart attack that

resulted in a fall down a stairway. She was dead on arrival at a hospital.

Mrs. Bare had come to Des Moines Mar. 23, and planned to visit in Lenox where she had lived for 38 years.

She was born Ella Brown on Jan. 12, 1888 in Washington, D. C., and married to Dr. Bare while he was a student at George Washington University. They came to Lenox in 1923.  After the doctor retired in 1951 they lived first in Colorado, then in Arizona, to be with their daughters.

She leaves two daughters: Margaret Ione Bare of 3801 E. Bay Shore, Palo Alto, Cal., and Mrs. Betty Ashmun, Box 86, Dolan Spring, Ariz. A son died in infancy.

She had willed her body to the medical school of the State University of Iowa.

Mrs. Bare was involved in civic work while she lived here, as a member of the library board, the country club LFG Club and United Methodist Church.

She will be missed by many friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 16, 1970


Boyer, Freda C Morris -

Funeral services for Mrs. Teddy R. (Freda) Boyer, 58, of Sharpsburg, were held Monday, March 30 at the Sharpsburg United Methodist Church, conducted

by Rev. E. S. Tschetter and Rev. Ward Campbell. Mrs. Boyer died at Rosary hospital March 26, 1970 Interment was at the Lenox cemetery.

Freda C. Morris was born on a farm near Hopkins, Mo., Aug. 26, 1911 to Jesse and Cora Goddsey Morris. She grew to womanhood and attended schools at Sheridan,

Mo., Athelstan, Blockton and Sharpsburg, Iowa. Freda was employed for one year prior to her marriage at the Glenwood State Institution.

She was united in marriage to Teddy R. Boyer of the Blue  Grove community on Feb. 27 1932, at the Christian parsonage, Auburn, Nebr. The couple lived in the Sharpsburg community except for 19 years which were spent in and near Windom, Minn.

Freda was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Windom. Although she had not been an active church member since moving back to Iowa in 1961, she never forgot her prayers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and-a sister-in-law, Ruth Morris.

She leaves her husband, Teddy, brother George Morris, mother-in-law Mrs. Grace Boyer of Bedford, five sisters-in-law, 4 brothers-in-law, 7 nieces, six nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Freda was a kind and loving wife, neighbor and friend, a beautiful housekeeper and her kitchen was her palace. Seldom anyone would ever leave her table without remarking about her wonderful, tasty food. She always enjoyed company and making new friends, expressing many times her love for neighbors, friends and relatives

both in Minnesota and Iowa. She also expressed a kind feeling and loving forgiveness for all she knew.

During the summer of 1968, she was stricken with multiple myeloma.

After a long struggle and help from her good doctors and nurses in University Hospitals at Iowa City, she grew better. Last spring, after realizing she probably didn't have too much longer to live, Freda gave herself for research, in order that someone else might be helped and perhaps get some help for herself. She was flown by the United States government to the National Health Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, escorted by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Rupert. After nine

days of research, she grew better and enjoyed two and one half months. In August, Freda went back to University Hospitals for treatment. Since that time she gradually became worse.

When the good doctors and kind nurses could do no more, she was brought home to be cared for by her husband, relatives, neighbors and friends. Freda was given special care by doctors in Lenox, Creston, Iowa City and Bethesda, Maryland and the people at home. When loving hands could do no more, she passed quietly away

at the Rosary hospital,

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 9, 1970


Brotherton, Leonard Elton -

Leonard Elton Brotherton, son of Noah and Lula Croe Brotherton, was born December 13, 1908 at Creston, Iowa, and passed away Friday, April 17, 1970.

He graduated from Creston high school and attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

On March 2, 1934, he married Abbie Keller of Humeston, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, Abbie, three children, Douglas of Dubuque, Janet (Mrs. Kurt Anderson) of Simi, California, and Robert of Sioux City, seven

grandchildren and one brother, Raymond of Monrovia, California.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creston, la., Past Exhaulted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Until his death, he was actively engaged in fanning in the Kent area.

Funeral services were held at the Keating-McKasson Funeral Home in Creston Sunday afternoon, April 19th at 2 p.m., with Rev. Paul Williams, pastor of

the First Baptist Churches in Corning and Stringtown, officiating.

Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery at Creston, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 23, 1970


Butler, Mae Ellen Wilcox -

Mrs. Mae Butler of Lenox, died Thursday, May 14th at the hospital in Corning, Iowa, where she had been taken a few days previously following a stroke.

Mae Ellen Wilcox, daughter of Sarah Jane Wilson Wilcox and John C. Wilcox, was born Dec. 15, 1892, on a farm west of Clearfield, Iowa, and departed

this life at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 30 days, on Thursday afternoon, May 14, 1970, at Rosary hospital at Corning, following a stroke she

suffered on the preceding Sunday from which she never regained consciousness. She had been in ill health since February of this year.

She received her education in the Orient, Ellston and Clearfield schools.

At an early age she was baptized and became a member of the Methodist church. On Oct. 29, 1919, she was married to Harry W. Butler of Lenox. A daughter, Vivian

Phyllis, was born to this union. Mr. and Mrs. Butler were privileged to observe their Golden Wedding anniversary in October of 1969. She lived most of

her life in Iowa, except for a year spent with her parents and brothers in Whittier, California, where she worked as a telephone operator. After her marriage the family lived in Kansas City, Mo., from 1921 until 1931, when they moved back to Iowa, She, her husband and daughter have since resided in Lenox. Mrs. Butler worked as a telephone operator for around 16 years in Lenox.

She attended the Presbyterian Church with her family and at the time of the union of Lenox Presbyterian and United Presbyterian churches she became

a member of the Lenox United Presbyterian church. She became a member of the Lenox American Legion Auxiliary in 1932 and has been a member since that time and active worker as long as her health permitted.

She was a good wife, kind Mother and good friend to all who knew her, and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dwight Wilcox and Dr. L. A. Wilcox.

She is survived by her husband, Harry, daughter, Vivian of Lenox  and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox Saturday, May 16th at 2 p.m., with Rev. Floyd Newbrough, pastor of the United

Methodist Church officiating.

Music was furnished by Roberta Lockhart and Gwendolyn Maynes and included the songs Beyond The Sunset and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.

Bearers were Cecil Wilson, LBanks Wilson, Marvin Wilson, Randall Wilson, Robert Lockhart and Homer McClintock.

Burial was in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 21, 1970


Cregeen, Margaret Haynes -

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 11th at 2 p.m. for Margaret E. Cregeen, 58, who died April 9th at Clarinda, Iowa.

Mrs. Cregeen was born Oct. 24, 1911.

Survivors include her father, Roy Haynes of Creston, husband Paul Cregeen of Clarinda, three sons, Melvyn Cregeen of Woodward, Iowa, Morton of Santee, Calif., and Michael of Clarinda, two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Miller of Clarinda and Marcella Field of Omaha, Nebraska, and a brother, Eldon Haynes of Creston, Iowa.

Rev. Floyd Newbrough, pastor of the United Methodist Church was in charge of the services, held at the Bender Funeral Home.

Burial was at Clearfield.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 16, 1970


Engleston, Verdia -

Funeral services were conducted from, the Bender Funeral Home in Lenox Friday, April 3rd at 1 p.m. for Mrs. Verdia Egleston, 78, of Vancouver,

Washington. Mrs. Egleston died March 30th. She had lived in Vancouver since 1958. The body was returned to Omaha by plane Thursday evening.

Left to mourn her passing are two sons, Lester A. of Vancouver, and Marvin R. of Des Moines, a daughter, Mrs. Cleo Roberts of Vancouver, and a

host of friends.

Rev. Donald Briley, pastor of the Lenox Christian Church, officiated at the services.

Pallbearers were Don Wolfe, Chas. Huss, Duane Jones, Everett Oster, Manford Sanders and Jimmie Milligan.

Burial was in the cemetery at Gravity, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 9, 1970


Faurot, Milton G -

Milton G. Faurot, son of George E. and Mary Faurot, was born November 16, 1885 at Mechanicsville, Iowa, and died March 18, 1970, in the Nebraska

Methodist hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.

On December 19, 1906, he was united in marriage with Mary A. Jackson, Ellston, Iowa, and after a few years moved to Sharpsburg, where they resided

until 1951. While living in the Sharpsburg area, he was rural mail carrier of that community for over 30 years. He was an active member of the Sharpsburg Methodist


After the death of his wife, he lived for a time in San Diego, California, and in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

He spent the last two and one-half years of his life at Peace Haven in Walnut, Iowa. While there, he joined the Calvary Baptist Church.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held March 21, 1970, at the Calvary Baptist Church at Walnut. Services were conducted by Dr. Ralph Chandler.

Interment was in the Ellston cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 2, 1970


Fletchall, Leona -

Mrs. Leona Fletchall, mother of Mrs. C. E. Stark, passed away March 11 at the Worth County Convalescent Home, Grant City, Mo.

The service and burial were at Grant City Friday. Mrs. Stark's brother, Dr. and  Mrs. O. H. Fletchall of Columbia, Mo., spent Thursday night at the

Stark home, coming to attend the funeral.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 19, 1970


Hogan, Thomas -

Thomas Hogan was born July 28, 1881 on his parents' farm southeast of Corning, Iowa. He passed to his reward at 6 p, m. on Friday, March 6, 1970 at

Northgate Manor north of Corning where he was a resident for over 6 years. He was 88 years, 7months and 6 days.

Thomas was married to Ethel Eva Edwards on August 12, 1914. To this union 5 children were born: Reverend Francis Hogan, S. J. of Olanchito, Honduras,

Mrs. Arthur Schweers (Mabel) of rural Lenox, Mrs. Ernie DuBois (Edna) of Guadalajara, Mexico, J. Donald of rural Corning, and Mrs. Don Jackson (Mary Jane) of Bangkok, Thailand.  Other survivors include 20 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Mrs. D. P. Hogan of Omaha, one first cousin Mrs. Jim Greenwood (Thresa Hogan) of Farley, Ia., and a host of nieces and nephews.

The Rosary was recited by friends and relatives the night before the funeral at the Roland Funeral Home in Corning. The funeral Mass was celebrated

on Tuesday, March 10, 1970 at St. Patrick's Church in Corning by Reverend Francis Hogan, S. J. the priest-son of tine deceased. He was assisted by Rev. Thomas Hallahan of St. Louis and Rev. Mario Budzinski of Olanchito, Honduras. Reverend Connelly of Corning read the Gospel and gave the Eulogy. Edward Schweers of Elkhorn, Nebraska was the acolyte.

Pall bearers were: David Schweers of Des Moines, Richard Hogan of Ames, Tom Schweers of Lenox, Herman Schweers of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Patrick Hogan of Corning, and John Hogan of Corning. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery south of Corning on March 10, 1970.

The ladies of the Altar Society served a lunch for the family, their relatives and friends at the St. Patrick's Parish Center following the interment.

Relatives and friends from a distance who paid their respects were: Sister Mary Muriel of Ottumwa, Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Hogan of Rantoul, Illinois, Mrs.

Pete Curry of Red Oak, Mr. Jack Curry of Omaha, Mrs. Thomas Flannagan of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hogan of Villisca, Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hughes and David Schweers, Des Moines, Mrs. James Hughes of Fort Dodge, Anne Schweers of Omaha, Neb., and Richard Hogan of Ames,

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lampman of Arcadia and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schweers of Arcadia, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Symonds of Creston, and Walter Symonds of Council Bluffs, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Hegwood of Lenox, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schweers of Arcadia.

Tom's parents, Michael and Mary (Collins) Hogan were immigrants to the United States from Limerick and Cork Counties in Ireland. Michael Hogan worked in the lead mines near Dubuque and along the Mississippi River as a boatman before he bought a 160 acre farm south east of Corning in 1870 for $10.- 50 per acre. Three generations of Hogan's have lived on this farm: Michael, Thomas and Donald.

For two years after their marriage, Tom and Ethel Hogan lived 5-1/2 miles north west of Lenox where Carl Bovaird now lives. Then they bought the homestead and lived there until 1947 when they moved to Corning.

Mrs. Thomas Hogan passed away on January 23, 1958.

Tom was the last of a family of eleven children. His brothers and sisters who preceded him in death were: Julia in 1879 Joseph, 1338, Louis, 1945, Edward, 1946, Dennis, 1950, Michael, 1952, John, 1953, Margaret 1957, Catherine, 1957, and Sister Mary Clotilda, 1958.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 26, 1970


Leaverton, Carl -

Carl Leaverton, son of Jayson Thomas and Elizabeth Leaverton, was born January 23, 1886 and died April 10, 1970 at the Lenox Nursing Home.

Mr. Leaverton lived all of his life near New Market except a few years which, were spent in Arkansas. When a young man he worked for J. L. Stamps for

four years and two years after he was married. He was married Jan. 2, 1910 to May Stephens, and to this union two sons were born, Carl Estle and Johnnie

Keith, passing away in infancy.

The Leavertons moved to the Sharpsburg area on a farm 3-1/2 miles north in 1926 and lived there until he retired in Sharpsburg in 1960.

Carl was a devoted and loving husband and his love for children was evident throughout his life. He was a good neighbor and friend and ready to help

those in need.

He leaves his wife, one sister, Grace Clark of Gravity, J. C. Leaverton of Nebraska City, and Bruce of Avon, Ill., many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg with Rev. Tschetter officiating on April 13th.

Burial was in the Guss cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 23, 1970


Morgan, Walter A -

Walter A. Morgan, 92, a former Lenox resident, died April 27, 1970, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Mason City.

He is survived by his wife, MayBelle Morgan, and two sons, Paul and Harold Morgan.

Services were held at the First United Methodist Church in Mason City April 30th at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Morgan willed his body to the Medical School at

the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Private services were held.

Word was received here by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Barker.

Mr. Morgan was the first Scoutmaster in the town of Lenox when a resident here.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 7, 1970


Morris, Eugene -

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Morris, Mary Morris and Rose Beck went to St. Joseph, Mo., to attend the funeral of Eugene Morris.

He passed away at Donaphin, Mo. He was a brother of the late Charles Morris.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 12, 1970


Riley, Robert E -

Robert E. Riley, the second son of the twelve children of John M. and Mary Porter Riley, was born near Mercer Center in Adams County, Iowa, June 9, 1883, and passed away at the Rosary Hospital in Corning, Iowa March 4, 1970, at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 23 days.

Bob, as he was known to his many friends, spent his boyhood days near Mercer Center. His early education was at the school near his home. Later he attended the Corning Academy. At an early age he became a member of the Mercer Center Church.

He was united in marriage to Olive M. Bovaird April 12, 1910, at the home of her parents. The first two years of their married life were spent on a farm in the

Mercer Center vicinity. The next four years were spent on a farm near San Juan, Texas. After their return to Iowa, their home has been located the same

as it is today near Stringtown.

Mr. and Mrs. Riley were privileged to celebrate their Golden wedding anniversary in Apr. of 1960. Mrs. Riley passed away in July 1963.

Two children were born to this union, Robert Elvin of Lenox, Iowa and Leona May Stanley of Springfield, Virginia,

He is survived by his two children, his daughter-in-law, Eula Mae, his son-in-law, Carl Stanley, five grandsons; three granddaughters and seven great grandchildren, two brothers, Merrill of Corning and Clyde of Creston, one sister, Evelyn Scott of Nevada, Mo., many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Bob's love for the land, his chosen profession as a farmer, and his belief in the young people of today, were among his deep and firm convictions in life. He was happiest when among his many friends or with his family. He believed in the church as a focal point in the rural community and was chairman of the board and

building committee when the Stringtown Community Church was built in 1923. He was deeply interested in community affairs and actively participated

in many worthwhile organizations. His love and kindness, his guidance and his concern for their welfare, will be greatly missed by his family.

Funeral services were held Saturday from the Stringtown Community Church at 2 p. m., with Rev. Paul Williams officiating.

Music was furnished by Darl Bell with Mrs. Eugene Paymal, accompanist.

Bearers were Bernard Riley, Keith Riley, John Riley, Ronald Scott, Eugene Swartz and Donald Bovaird.

Burial was in Walnut Grove cemetery at Corning, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 12, 1970


Wilcox, Lee A -

Lee A. Wilcox was born near Clearfield, Iowa, on March 3, 1897, to Sarah Wilson Wilcox and John C. Wilcox. He died in Raleigh, N. C., on Tuesday,

April 28th at the age of 73 years. He married Nadine Davis in 1938 and to this union was born a daughter, Carolyn Lee.

He is survived by his wife, Nadine. his daughter, Carolyn Chromy, son-in-law James R. Chromy, three grandchildren, Paul James, Jamie Lee and Leslie

Carole, a sister Mrs. Mae Butler and family, sister-in-law Irma Wilcox, mother-in-law Pearl Davis, brother-in-law, Gene Davis and family, several

other relatives and a host of friends wherever he lived and worked.

Dr. Wilcox was preceded in death by both parents and his younger brother, Dwight.

Dr. Wilcox was a veteran of World War I and a charter member of the American Legion post at Lenox and at the time of death was a member of Post No. 244, Ceresco. Nebraska. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He graduated from Indiana Veterinary College in 1922 and practiced veterinary medicine in Lenox, Iowa, Wasbburn, Illinois, and Sargent, Nebraska for

32 years. During this time, he also spent brief periods with the Federal Government in 1935 and with the state of California in 1954. In 1955 he joined the

staff of the Nebraska State Veterinarian's office. He was engaged primarily in diagnostic field work and also spent two years acting in the capacity of

State Veterinarian prior to his retirement in 1968. When he retired, the governor made him an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.

Upon his retirement, Dr. and Mrs. Wilcox moved to Pocahontas, Arkansas. His last six months were spent in the home of his daughter and family in Raleigh, N. C.


Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, May 1 at 2 p.m. from the Bender Funeral Home in Lenox with Rev. Floyd Newbrough, pastor

of the Methodist Church, officiating.

Music was furnished by Marilyn Beck and Billie Jean Barker with Roberta Lockhart, accompanist.

Honorary bearers were Paul Chromy, James Cody, Frank Taylor, Claude Dixon, Don Tyler, Carl Ruppel, Dr. Grant B. Munger and Dr. Keith Boulder.

Bearers were Cecil Wilson, Marvin Wilson, LBanks Wilson, Harold Carey, Randall Wilson and Homer McClintock.

Burial was in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 7, 1970


Winslow, Orrin L -

Orrin L. Winslow, 73, formerly of Gravity, died Monday, April 13th in Seattle, Wash., after a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held in Seattle Wednesday and the body is being shipped to the Shum.-Novinger Funepal Home in Bedford. Grave side rites

will be held Friday at 2 o'clock in the Gravity cemetery. [Conway]

Mr. Winslow is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Maida) Norgate of Seattle and Mrs. Yale (Zela) Kulm of San Diego, Calif., and a son, Mac Winslow of Seattle.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 16, 1970


Winslow, Orrin L -

Orin L. Winslow, son of Samuel and Rosella Folger Winslow, was born at Sharpsburg, Iowa, on October 22, 1897 and departed this life at Seattle, Washington,

April 13, 1970 at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 21 days.

He grew to adulthood in the community where he was born and took a part in the various school and community activities.

On October 25, 1916 he was united in marriage to Audrey Ann Norton and to them were born two daughters and one son.

They lived on farms in the Sharpsburg and Gravity area and resided in Bedford for several years.

Following the death of his wife in 1956 he moved to Seattle, Washington, where he was employed by the Boeing Aircraft Co. until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a half brother Elmer, and two brothers, Bert and George and two sisters, Mary and Albia.

Left to cherish memories of his good life are his children, Mrs. Maida Norgate and her husband Edward of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Zelah Kahn

and her husband, Yale, of San Diego, California, Max Winslow and his wife, Nina, of Seattle, Washington, ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren,

one sister, Mrs. Eva Arnold of Scottsdale, Arizona, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He became a member of the Christian Church in 1930 and served as Deacon for a number of years.

Orin was a kind and considerate husband, father, brother, friend and neighbor. His reserve and quiet manner together with his helpful attitude will endear his memory in the hearts of family and friends who will miss him, but will always cherish his memory.

Graveside services were conducted by Carl Cummings Friday, April 17th, 1970, with burial in the Conway cemetery. Shum-Novinger Funeral Service

of Bedford, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 23, 1970