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

Beatty, Gertrude Agnes Hayes Toland -

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 1, for Gertrude Agnes (Toland) Beatty of Lenox. She passed away on Feb. 26, 2001, at

the age of 99. Services were held at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lenox with Father Leonard Kenkel and Father Dan Siepker

officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Lenox.

Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude was born in Lenox on June 29, 1901, to James Francis and Emma Agnes (Smith) Hayes. She graduated from Lenox High

School in 1919.

On Feb. 8, 1921, Gertrude married Leslie V. Toland in Lenox. She later married Fred Beatty on Feb. 8, 1952.

Gertrude was a homemaker and worked 10 years for the Lenox Telephone Co. as an operator. She lived 96 years in Lenox, and during

the past three years she lived in Des Moines with her nephew.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lenox and was a charter member of the Lenox American Legion Auxiliary. She

became a member of the Legion Auxiliary in 1921.

Survivors include a nephew, William (wife Margaret) Teply of Des Moines; four nieces, Patty (husband Steve) John of Lenox,

Rosemary Bennet of Colorado, Emma Jean Clem of Creston, and Catherine Helton of South Carolina.

Preceding her in death were her two husbands; two infant sons; two sisters, Verna Hayes Phillips and Dessa Topy; and two

Brothers, Ralph and Arthur Hayes.

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Camden, Roy Jacob -

Funeral services for Roy Camden, age 89, of Lenox, who died Sunday, March 11, 2001, were held Friday, March 16,

2001, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox with Pastor Dena Vittorio officiating.

Interment was held in the West Fairview Cemetery. Memorials can be given in his name.

Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Roy Jacob Camden was born Nov. 3, 1911, in Olman, Mo., the son of John Benjamin Camden and Tabitha Jane Barton

Camden. Roy grew up attending school in Diagonal, graduating in 1929. He enjoyed various sports while in high school,

lettering in basketball. On January 31, 1934, he was united in marriage to Florence Lucille Shafer in Corydon, Iowa.

Roy was a farm hand and truck driver, working for the O. M. Brown and later George Barrans & Sons Trucking

Company. Prior to his marriage in the early 1930's, Roy was in a car accident, which resulted in the loss of an arm.

Although he was without a limb, it never slowed him down. In his younger years he enjoyed playing slow pitch ball

on a town team.

Roy and Florence had a wonderful life together. They truly enjoyed caring for their children and grandchildren.

When time allowed, Roy enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys. He enjoyed watching sports on television, especially

wrestling. During the summer months he and Florence enjoyed attending the grandkids' baseball games.

Roy is survived by his son, James Camden of Pomeroy; four daughters, Joan Helm and husband Reed of Lenox; Opal

Hawkinson and husband Clarence of Lenox; Judy Browning and husband Bill of Lenox; and Joyce Probasco of Clovis,

New Mexico; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. John (Kay) Camden of Lenox; two brothers, Raymond Camden and wife Mae

of Whiting, New Jersey; and Ben Camden; a sister-in-law, Marie Neeley of Glendale, Arizona; eighteen grandchildren;

34 greatgrandchildren; and eight great great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceding Roy in death were his parents, John and Tabitha; his wife Florence, who died just a month ago; two sons,

Jack and Jerry at infancy; two brothers, William and Monroe Camden; a grandson, John Benjamin Camden; two

granddaughters, Joanny Hess and Brenda Camden; and two greatgranddaughters, Amber Rumley and Anita Rumley.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday March 21, 2001


Clayton, Margarete Beth Claiser -

Margarete Beth Clayton, 71, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Monday, March 12, 2001 at Bates Medical Center in Bentonville,

Arkansas. She was born March 11, 1930 in Cromwell, Iowa to Edward Dell Claiser and Pharrie Mabel Stewart Claiser.

She moved to Bella Vista seven years ago from Clearfield, Iowa. She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

Activities included clowning, quilt club, gardening, involvement in neighborhood activities and she loved to care for her

home and family. She worked with the Area Agency on Aging, providing home health care until a few months before her death.

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

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Beverly E. "Bev" Clayton of Bella Vista, Ark., two daughters, Catherine

Clayton of San Marcos, Texas, Virginia Clayton of Bella Vista, Ark.; three brothers, Calvin Claiser of Creston, Clinton

Claiser of Livermore, Colo. , Edsel Claiser of Palmer Lake, Colo.; and one grandchild, Clayton James Bowman of Bella


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Bella Vista Walking Trail, 2258 Forest Hill Blvd. Bella

Vista, Ark. 72715.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2001 at Clearfield Cemetery, conducted by Father Dan

Siepker. Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements.

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Evans, Harvey I -

Harvey I. Evans, age 85, of 1301 Summit Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, died Wednesday, March 18, 2001, at Iowa Veterans Home,

Marshalltown. Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Iowa Veterans Home Chapel, with Chaplain James

Key, Iowa Veterans Home, officiating. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery, Lenox.

He was born July 21, 1915, at Creston, Iowa the son of Frank Malcom Evans and Susan M. (Reynolds) Evans. Harvey grew up in the

Creston area and attended school there.

He was married to Arrie Lewis in 1940 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Following Arrie's death, he was married to Mattie I. Kelley, July

21, 1961 in Little Rock, Ark. He served during WWII in the Army Medical Corps in Germany, France and England, particularly the Battle

of the Bulge. He lived in Lenox from 1933-1936, Creston from 1936-1939 and Little Rock, Arkansas from 1954-94.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, V.F.W and the American Legion.

He is survived by his brother; Harold (Artis) Evans of Sumner, Iowa and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives; Arrie in 1961 and Mattie December 2, 1990.

Pursel-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Hamilton, Zella Mae Blakesley -

Zella Mae Hamilton, age 81, of Prescott, Iowa, died at her  home March 28, 2001. Family visitation was April 1 from 6-8

p.m. Memorials will be established in her name. Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service was in charge.

Zella Mae Blakesley was born December 17, 1919, in Creston to Asa Blakesley and Carrie Anderson Blakesley. She

graduated from Shannon City High School in 1937.

On November 23, 1940 Zella was married to Lowell J. Hamilton and they lived on a farm northwest of Lenox. Zella

was noted for her beautiful flower gardens. She was a talented seamstress having made over 100 dresses, many for

weddings. She also made numerous quilts. She was active in the Adams County Democratic party in the 1960's and 70's.

Preceding her in death were her parents, an infant son Joseph and a brother-in-law, Thomas Cheers.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Lowell Hamilton, Lenox Care Center, two sons: Nathan Hamilton of

Prescott and Neil Hamilton of Waukee, Iowa; two sisters, Lola Cheers of Afton and Lois (husband Larry) Bradley of


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Johnson, Carrie Monteith -

Funeral services for Carrie Johnson, age 98, of Creston who died Thursday, March 15, 2001 at the Crest Haven Care Centre

were held Monday, March 19, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor David Rubke officiating.

Interment was held in the East Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church of

Creston. Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Creston.

Carrie Johnson was the oldest of five children born January 22, 1903 in Dickey County, North Dakota to Andrew Monteith

and Myrtie Belle Cleveland Monteith.

Carrie grew up living on a small farm/ranch in North Dakota attending rural schools. She met her future husband, Clarence

Edward Johnson, at a barn dance. Clarence was traveling through North Dakota with a threshing crew from Iowa.

On Oct. 8, 1925 they united in marriage in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Clarence and Carrie lived in Iowa following their wedding. They returned to North Dakota during me great Depression

ultimately settled in love in 1937. They enjoyed their farming years living on various farms between Kent and Lenox.

Raising a family during the Great Depression made Carrie a very thrifty and conscientious woman. She was a wonderful cook

and an excellent seamstress. She loved her family and enjoyed being a mother, wife and homemaker.

She was a member of the local farm clubs, the Stitch and Chatter Club, Kent Study Club and a member of the Trinity Lutheran


After Clarence's death in 1973, she moved to Creston and was one of the first residents of the Regency Park Apartments.

Due to failing health, Carrie entered the Crest Haven Care Centre in November of 1997.

Carrie is survived by a daughter, Betty Thierold of Overland Park, Kansas; a brother, Donald Monteith of Grafton, North

Dakota; a sister, Frances Kraper of Ellendale, North Dakota; a niece, Donna Monteith of Stephens, Minnesota; three grandchildren,

Craig Thierolf; Linda Loverridge and husband, Doug of Overland Park, Kansas; and Janet Kruse and husband Peter of Orlando,

Florida; and four great grandchildren.

Preceding Carrie in death are her husband Clarence in 1973; her parents, Andrew and Myrtie; an infant sister, Mary Maxine

Johnson brothers Eddie and Johnnie Monteith  and a son-in-law Richard Thierolf.

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Keller, Ralph E -

Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield, Iowa, March 3, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. for Ralph E. Keller.

Rev. Jerry White officiated.

Ralph E. Keller was born August 14, 1910 at the home of his parents, Benjamin Adam and Edith Elda Kopp Keller, in Grant

Township, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Ralph graduated from Clearfield High School in 1929. He served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II.

Ralph met his future wife, Gertrude E. Roberts at a U.S.O. dance in Leavenworth, Kansas and they were united in marriage

on July 18, 1942.

He was a lifelong member of the American Legion, the Iowa Blacksmith and Welders Association and the National

Blacksmith and Welders Association.

He enjoyed his life long profession of working in his shop and solving problems that couldn't be fixed.

He lived at Clearfield until 1993 when he and Gertrude moved to Council Bluffs, Ralph passed away on February 28, 2001.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on January 2, 1998, one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Keller of Council Bluffs, with whom he lived, Virginia Keller Moore, wife of Chet

at Neola, one son Carl Benjamin Keller, wife Cheryl, of Windsor, Missouri, seven grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren

Dear Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa and Friend:

Ralph was all of these things, but so much more to many people.

We will miss those sky blue eyes that shined and twinkled when he told us stories or jokes. It is sad that we will never

hear his booming voice or see his smile when visiting with us. That laughter we've heard so many times is unforgettable.

A loud pleasant laughter that came from deep down in his chest. The laughter made others around him feel happier.

Never a stranger, did he meet, in this world, nor will he in heaven.

Whether young or old, his big smile was so genuine and sincere. Extending his hand for a firm handshake, with anyone

who was near. His friendly ways were for everyone.

When in pain, never a complain would we hear. Only a slight groan and the grimace on his face would show what he felt.

The joy of being alive always showed; he just had a certain glow. A glow that radiated his joy at being alive.

Now, at total peace, he has taken that final journey to a better world.

Can't YOU just see him now?; eyes bright, a big grin, an extended hand, and his voice booming with celebration at how

glad he is to be there!!

Good-by Dad, so long Grandpa, take care Great Grandpa, and see you later, friend.

We will miss him, but he will remain in our hearts always.

Someday, his journey will become our journey. Let us hope we can be as brave through our life as he was through his.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday March 14, 2001


Matthews, Carrol Perry -

Carrol Matthews of Diagonal, passed away March 4, 2001, at the Clearview Home in Clearfield, at the age of 79.

Carrol Perry Matthews was the middle child of Robert Lloyd and Maye Ellen Bender Matthews.

He was born on September 3, 1921 at their home south of Clearfield. His family included one brother Kenneth Eugene and

one sister Roberta Maye.

In 1930 Carrol's family moved to a farm two miles north of Clearfield. He attended country school and graduated from

Clearfield High School in 1939.

On March 17, 1941 he was united in marriage to Juanita Marie Morrow of Diagonal in Gallatin, Missouri. To this union a

son Robert Edward and one daughter Janis Elaine was born.

They have three grandchildren; Julie Ann Matthews McKay, John Edward Matthews and Christopher Patrick Ambrose.

They have one great granddaughter; Judy McKay.

On January 21, 1943 Carrol was inducted into the army where he served in the European Theater until returning home with an

honorary discharge on December 14, 1945. Carrol and his family moved to his grandparent's farm near Maloy after the war

where he farmed for three years. In 1949 he bought a farm on the west edge of Diagonal. They built a house and surrounding

buildings where they have resided for 52 years.

They were privileged to raise their family in a caring community. Carrol farmed and raised purebred Angus cattle and

spent 26 years as a postal clerk at the Diagonal Post Office where he enjoyed working with the public.

He also spent nearly a year as Postmaster before retiring in October of 1981. After Carrol retired he continued to raise cattle

and work on his farm. He enjoyed gardening and keeping his farm looking nice and really enjoyed spending time with his children

and grandchildren. Carrol so enjoyed visiting with people in the Diagonal and Clearfield communities.

He was a former member of the Presbyterian Church in Clearfield. He was a member of the American Legion Morris Herrold

Post No. 395 and the VFW Post No. 1797 in Creston.

Preceding him in death are his parents Robert and Maye Matthews, one brother; Kenneth Matthews, one brother-in-law;

George Cook, one granddaughter; Dusty Nicole Dodson and one great-grandson; Joshua McKay.

Survivors include wife Juanita Matthews of Diagonal, son Robert Matthews of Diagonal, daughter Janis Imhoff (husband

Robert) of Atlantic, Iowa, sister Roberta Cook of Clearfield, sister-in-law Mildred Matthews of Clearfield, nieces and nephews,

grandchildren, Julie McKay of Seymore, Iowa, John Matthews (wife Sandra) of Smithville, Missouri, Chris Ambrose (wife

Tina) of Diagonal and one great granddaughter Jodie McKay.

Services were be held at 1:30 p.m., March 8, at the United  Church of Diagonal with the Reverend Pam Fare and the Rev.

Eydie Stephens officiating. Burial was in the Diagonal Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Morris-

Harold Post No. 395.

Wilson-Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Diagonal was in charge of arrangements.

A memorial has been established in his name.

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McFee, Frances Wayne -

Funeral services for F. Wayne McFee, age 83, of Lenox, who died Thursday, March 8, 2001, were held Monday, March

12, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox with Pastor Tim Maxa officiating. Interment was held in

the North Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials can be directed to American Legion Post #250 or the United Presbyterian Church.

Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

F. Wayne McFee was born January 20, 1918 on a farmstead  northwest of Lenox, the son of Lewis Wellington McFee and

Bertha Isabelle Jones. He spent all of his life in the Lenox area, except two years when he served in the Army Medics.

He attended country school, then entered and graduated from Lenox High School in 1936.

Wayne had many happy memories of growing up on the farm, having to do chores and farming with horses.

F. Wayne and Rexine Dale Brammer were united in marriage on January 20, 1939. They began their married life together

living on the Jones Homestead where Wayne's mother was born. He served in the United States Army from 1944-46.

In 1948 the couple adopted Rexine's nephew. Wayne and his brother, Kenneth built the McFee Brothers Bowl and opened it in

1959, and the bowling lanes are still open today. Some of the people who bowl today started there when they opened in 1959.

The bowling alley was a great passion of Wayne and Rexine's.

Wayne was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post #250, Lenox Stock and Saddle Club,

Taylor County Cattle Association and Iowa Soy Bean Association.

He is survived by his son Rex (wife Peggy) McFee of Creston; a brother Kenneth (wife Mary) McFee of Lenox; a sister,

Bonita Mohler of Elision; ten grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Rexine in 1988, loving companion Mary Rink and a brother-in-law Arthur


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McKee, Irma Olga Burk -

Funeral services for Irma McKee, age 94, of Lenox, who died Monday, March 12, 2001, were held Thursday, March 15,

2001, at 11 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox with Pastor Tim Maxa officiating.

Interment was held in the Bedford City Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials can be given in her name. Services were

conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Irma Olga McKee was born August 16, 1906, the daughter of Marion Luther Burk and Ida Linnea Swanson Burk in

Bedford, Iowa. In 1936 she was united in marriage to Lynn McKee in Bedford.

Irma's working years were spent at various cafes in Bedford. Her later years were spent in Red Oak next door to a

brother and most recently in Lenox. Upon the death of her son Gary, Irma became a resident of the Lenox

Care Center.

Irma's lifetime was consumed by making an earnest practice to never use verbal opposition or ever be unkind to

any one person. Grandchildren were always so important to her.

Irma cherished her cooking ability and took great pride in cooking at the various Bedford cafes.

Irma is survived by four grandchildren, Toni, Tammy, James, and Danny; five great grandchildren; and numerous

nieces and nephews.

Preceding Irma in death are her parents, Marion and Ida; a son, Gary McKee of Lenox; a daughter, Karen Swaim; a

grandson, Stoney McKee of Lenox; and two brothers, Chalon (Ted) and Ivan (Pete) Burk.

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Refer, Betty Eigenheer -

Funeral services for Betty Refer, age 73, of Lenox were held Saturday, April 14, 2000, at United Methodist Church in Lenox.

Pastor Don Frizzell officiated at the service. Music was provided by organist Paula Sink; Casket bearers were Craig Cook,

Bob Lincoln, Gary Refer, Dick Lincoln, Dean Broich, and Lary Refer. Honorary bearers were George Bothell, Nick

Nicholson, and Jon Refer. Interment was in North Fairview Cemetery, Lenox. Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox was in

charge of arrangements.

Betty passed away on April 11, 2001. She was born near Spaulding in Union County on Feb. 5, 1928, the daughter of

Frank Eighcnheer and Lillie Powell.

She attended elementary school at Mercer Cer.ter and two years of high school in Coming. She graduated from Lenox High


On Sept. 23, 1951, she was united in marriage to Jack Refer at the Methodist Church in Lenox.

Betty was employed for several years by different doctors. She retired from that profession when Dr. G.K. Howland of

Lenox retired.

She enjoyed many hobbies and activities including bowling, gardening, going to the lake, and taking long walks.

She was member of the United Methodist Church of Lenox and a 21-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Betty is survived by her husband, Jack Refer of Lenox; two daughters, Shanita (husband Dean) Broich of Omaha and Lori

(husband Craig) Cook of Crawfordsville, Ind.; three sisters, Ila Lincoln of Osage, Iowa, June Nicholson of Lenox,

and Bonnie Kirk of Adel; a brother; two grandsons, Ken and Adam Broich; and two granddaughters, Heather and

Michelle Cook.

Preceding Betty in death were her parents; a sister, Lois Bothell; and a brother-in-law, Tom Lincoln.

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Rogers, Francis Genevieve Riley -

Funeral Services for Genevieve Rogers, age 88, of Lenox, who died Wednesday March 14, 2001 were held Saturday March 17, 2001 at

10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lenox with Pastor Donald Frizzell officiating.

Interment was held in the North Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials can be directed to the Lenox United Methodist Church.

Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Francis Genevieve (Riley) Rogers was born November 14, 1912 in Adams County, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Caroline (Oliver) Riley.

She grew up in Adams County attending grade school in Mercer Center and high school in Lenox. On March 19, 1933 she was united in

marriage to Gerald Harley Rogers at the Riley homestead near Mercer Center.

Gerald and Genevieve enjoyed loving and serving the Lord together in the various churches in southern and western Iowa. After

retiring from the Methodist conference they moved to Lenox and served the Stringtown Community Church until 1986.

Genevieve enjoyed being a homemaker. She was involved in the Friendly Neighborhood Club, she was a member of the Lenox

United Methodist Church and involved in the United Methodist Women's Circle.

Genevieve is survived by a daughter, Marilyn (Rogers) Kielty and husband Sam of Marion, Iowa; two sons, Ronald Rogers and wife

Janice of Lenox; and Franklin Rogers and wife Carol of Lenox; seven grandchildren, David Bruce, and wife Kim; Donald Bruce and

wife Mollie; Brian Rogers and wife Connie; Rachelle (Rogers) Van Geldcr and husband Charles; DeeAnn (Rogers) Dougherty and

husband Mick; Amber Rogers and fiancee Richard Whipple, Jr., and Jody Rogers; nine great-grandchildren, Alex and Andrea Bruce;

Adam, Amanda and Emily Bruce, Kale Manuel, Krista and Kayla Rogers and Trey Whipple.

Preceding Genevieve in death are her husband Gerald; her parents, Frank and Caroline; a brother Paul Riley; and a sister

Florence (Riley) Walter.

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Tillman, Helene Jeanne Grimm -

Memorial services for Helene Jeanne Grimm Tillman, age 78, of Sharpsburg, who died February 4, 2001 at Greater Community Hospital in

Creston were held Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Tim Maxa and Father Dan

Siepker officiating. Military rites were accorded by the Moore-Rutledge American Legion Post No. 578. Interment will be held at a later

date in the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials can be given in her name which will later be directed to the Women in Military

Service for the American Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Helene Jeanne Grimm Tillman was born January 31, 1923 on the family farm west of Sharpsburg, Iowa. She was the second of three

children born to Leonard Grimm and Mable C. Clark Grimm. She attended Sharpsburg school until 1936 when her family moved to

Osceola, Missouri, where she graduated from high school in 1940. Along with her family, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she was

employed at the North American Aviation Company, which was a bomb making facility.

On Armistice Day, November 11, 1943, she was sworn in and entered the United States Navy. She attended training schools in New York

City and Norman, Oklahoma before being assigned to Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christie, Texas, as an aviation machinist mate and mechanic. It

was here that she met Frank E. Tillman and the couple was married March 3, 1945 at Frank's aunt and uncle's home in Bakersfield, California.

The couple and their three children resided in Bakersfield until 1961 when they moved north to Rodeo, California, in the San Francisco Bay

 area. The couple lived here until Frank's retirement in 1975, and then moved to Sharpsburg, Iowa, fulfilling Jeanne's dream of "returning

home" and living closer to her parents and other relatives and friends. She and Frank enjoyed the pace of life in Taylor County.

Jeanne had an adventuresome spirit, and enjoyed being active. She was a avid reader, who enjoyed a good mystery. Many hours were spent

 in her garden tending to her flowers and produce. She indulged in oil painting, drawing, sculpting with clay, sewing and styling clothes, cake

decorating, flower crafting and authored short stories and poetry when she was younger. Even though she could taxi an airplane, she never

learned to drive, but that didn't stop her from traveling, as she would often visit friends, go "goody shopping" at the second hand stored

and was known to have pulled a slot machine handle from time to time! Her family, however, was most important, and she cherished the

time spent with them. She had been a member of the Wavettes Association.

Jeanne is survived by her three children, Veronica A. Hernendez and husband Larry, who just recently moved to Sharpsburg from Rodeo,

California; James E. Tillman and wife Linda of Pinole, California; and April D. Mains and husband Jay of Sharpsburg; a sister, June

Anderson of Sharpsburg; six grandchildren, Stephanie England, Marc Whitacre, Betsy Dye, Larry Hernadez, Jr., September Estrella and Adea

Estrella; and fourteen greatgrandchildren.

Preceding Jeanne in death are her parents, Leonard and Mable; her husband Frank in 1991; a brother and one great grandson who died in infancy.

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Tuttle, LeRoy Reginald -

Funeral services for LeRoy Tuttle, age 65 of Blockton, who died Friday, March 9, 2001, in Norman, Oklahoma were held Friday, March 16, 2001

at 2:00 p.m. at the Blockton Christian Church with Pastor Scott Marcum officiating. Interment with military rites accorded by the John F.

Hardin American Legion Post No. 164 were held in the Platteville Cemetery in Platteville. Memorials can be given in his name. Services were

conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

LeRoy Reginald Tuttle was born June 16, 1935 in Glasgow, Montana, the son of Arthur Reginald Tuttle and Norma Helen McKay Tuttle. LeRoy

grew up attending high school and one year of college in Salina, Kansas, after which he began a lifetime career in the United States Air Force

where he served around the world and in the United States. While stationed in England he met his wife to be, June Cook, and they were married

August 22, 1958 in Salina, Kansas. In 1977 LeRoy retired from the Air Force and they made their home in the Athelstan-Blockton, Iowa area.

For the past five years LeRoy worked for the Jensen Construction Company in Sioux City, Iowa. On November 23, 2000, LeRoy and June went to

Blanchard, Oklahoma.

LeRoy is survived by his wife June of Blockton; three daughters, Sherraline Hahn and husband Stephen of Westminister, Maryland; Karen

Burnside and husband Burt of Blanchard, Oklahoma; and Diana Cleveland and husband Howard of Cheyenne, Wyoming; his mother, Norma Tuttle of

Goldendale, Washington; a brother, Robert Tuttle of Goldendale, Washington; four grandchildren, Gregory Hahn, Cheryl Hahn, Bert Burnside III

and Jerrod Cleveland.

Preceding LeRoy in death are his father Arthur Tuttle, a brother, Norman Tuttle and a daughter, Shelia Ann Tuttle.

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Wineinger, Lois Sybil -

Lois Sybil Wineinger was born in Blockton, Iowa on April 12, 1918. She was one of six children born to Grant and Pearl Wineinger. She went to be with

the Lord on March 20, 2001.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Wilma Florence Wineinger and Dorothy Faye Wineinger and two brothers, Danyl Alvin

Wineinger, and Wilbert Paul Wineinger.

She is survived by the last of the children, Raymond E. Wineinger and his wife Dorothy.

She also leaves two nieces, Pamela D. Nelson of Seattle and Gail K. Wideen of Monroe and two nephews, Phil M. Wineinger of Seattle, and Ron E.

Wineinger of Monroe.

There are ten great nieces and nephews, as well as six great grand nieces and nephews.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday April 4, 2001