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

Bell, Wilda Florene Olson -

Funeral services were held for Wilda Florene Bell on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 1:30 pm at the United

Methodist Church in Corning, Iowa. Officiating the service was Pastor Andrew Rubenking. The Eulogists were

granddaughters Gina Bell and Traci Heim. The Casket Bearers were Jason Boswell, Justin Boswell, Dan Bell,

David Bell, Robert Heim, and David Heim. The Honorary Bearer was Brian Heim. The Interment was at the

Oakland Cemetery at Quincy Adams County, Iowa.

Wilda Florene was born on October 23, 1923, in Carbon,  Iowa, to Emma Ruth and George Clinton Olson. Wilda

spent her entire childhood in Carbon being as she was a coal miner's daughter. Eternal Rest occurred on

Saturday, October 19, 2002, at the Corning Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 78

years 11 months and 26 days.

Wilda married Robert Bell in Bentonville, Arkansas on August 19, 1947. This past August they celebrated their

55th wedding anniversary. On May 8,1948, a daughter, Rosalee was still born. On November 30, 1949, a daughter,

Diana Sue, was born.

Wilda was a member of the Corning United Methodist Church, which part of her life was dedicated to.

Wilda was also a member of the Corning Legion Auxiliary. Wilda worked at Turner's Department Store for

47 years. Her dedication to the late Austin Turner and his family and her service to her customers are beyond words.

Wilda is survived by her husband, Robert of Corning; her daughter, Diana (husband David) Heim of Urbandale, Iowa; four

grandchildren, Gina Bell of Clive, Iowa, Robert Heim of Urbandale, Iowa, Traci Heim of Longmont, Colorado, and Brian

Heim of Mildenhall AFB in England; and two great grandchildren, little Jackson and Georgia Bell, the Children of Tom

and Gina Bell. Wilda also leaves a sister, Georgia (husband Wayne) Goodvin of Corning.

Preceding Wilda in death were her parents and a brother, Ralph, who died in 1995.

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Brown, Louis -

Funeral services for Louis Brown, age 96, of Lenox were held Sept. 13, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Lenox with

Pastor Don Frizzell officiating. Burial was in North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service

was in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church in Lenox

Louis was born July 29, 1906, west of Corning to Harry E and Frances O. (Smith) Brown. He passed away Sept. 9, 2002, at

Lenox Care Center.

He graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1925. Louis worked as a farm hand until 1929. From 1930-1944

he worked for Adams County as a caterpillar tractor and road maintainer operator. On March 27, 1932, he married Frances

Carruthers. He farmed for the majority of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife on July 5, 1988. He is survived only by distant relatives.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday September 18, 2002


Deardorff, Ada Lavaun Rundell -

Ada Lavaun Deardorff of Plattsmouth, Neb., formerly of Clearfield, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, at her home at

Beaverlake, Neb.

Ada was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Ringgold County to Daniel and Ada Maude (Skinnaharm) Rundell.

She was married to Virgil F. Deardorff Jr. on May 11, 1952, in Huntsville, Ark. They spent most of their lives in Ringgold and

Taylor counties.

Ada loved doing arts, crafts and country music. She also loved to travel and visit friends and family.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Daniel and Ada Maude; husband Virgil; son Frederick Deardorff and grandson

Christopher Hannover.

She is survived by her companion Will Foster of Plattsmouth; sister Janice Bull and husband John of Mount Dora, Fla.; son

Randall Deardorff and wife Pam of Clearfield; two daughters, Virgia Ufford and husband John of Winterset, and Lisa Hannover

of Graettinger; five grandchildren, Maria Pratt and husband Marvin, Melisa Wright, Lanna Ray and husband Adam, Daniel

Deardorff and wife Heather, Sara Fliehe and husband James; eight-grandchildren, Marian, Marvin Jr., Dessirea, Logan,

Darryan, Levi, David and Alex.

Funeral services were held Oct. 3 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield with Rev. Len Garrison

officiating. Interment was in Athelstan Cemetery.

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Haigler, John Fredric -

John Fredric Haigler died September 15, 2002, in a hospital in Las Vegas, NV from complications following surgury. 

He was born in Lenox on September 10, 1 911, the son of John C and Lula Evans Haigler and passed away at the age

of 94 years and 5 days.

Fred Haigler was raised in the Lenox area and graduated from Lenox High School in 1929, excelling in both scholastic and

sports. He pursued his education, first from Creston Junior College, then Iowa State University and graduated from Iowa


He began his business career as a cattle buyer with Armour's in Denver, Colorado, where he met and married Agnesjay Tubbs

in 1939. He joined Iowa Beef Pack in 1962, became President of IBP in 1971, then Chairman of the Board in 1975. Many tributes

were paid to J. Fred Haigler as a man of great character, of honesty, dignity, strength and leadership.

Upon his retirement in 1981, he and Agnesjay moved to LaJolla, California. In 1983, they made their home in Henderson,

Nevada. Their dogs, Ara and Kaktus, then Amigo and Tiger gave them much enjoyment.

He is survived by his niece, Mildred Walter, her husband, Richard and their family; his nephew, Marlin Brown and wife,

Burdean, and their family; his caretaker, Chris Jackson and husband Robert; sister-in-law, Geraldine Haigler; nephew, Robert

Dean Haigler; niece, Vonda Belle Banks; close friends, Hal and Jane Sager and their family; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Agnesjay, in 1999; his parents, John and Lula Evans Haigler; his mother and father-in-law,

Margaret and Jay Tubbs; his sister, Ruth Brown and husband, Walter; his brother, Rex Haigler; a young sister, Eva May Haigler;

and nephew, Jerry Haigler.

Visitation was held in Las Vegas with graveside service and interment in Denver, Colorado.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 23, 2002


Haynie, Helen Mary -

Funeral services for Helen Haynie, age 87 of Harrisonville, Missouri, formerly of Bedford, who died Monday,

October 14, 2002, were held Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 1;00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home with

Pastor Ted DeHass officiating. Interment was held at the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials can be

given in Helen's name.

Helen Mary Haynie was born April 8, 1915 in Taylor County, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph R. Livingston and Edna

Phon Singleton. She grew up on a farm in Taylor County attending rural school and graduating from the Bedford

High School in 1932 at the top of her class. Since this was the middle of the Great Depression, after graduation

she returned home to work on the farm. On April 6, 1935, she was united in marriage to Don Haynie in Adel. To

this loving union a daughter, Virginia was born.

Helen and Don continued to farm and Helen also worked as a proofreader for the Clarinda Herald Journal and

also for various local Bedford businesses. In 1981 Don passed away. Helen continued to live in Bedford until 1991

when she moved to Independence, Missouri to live with her daughter and husband. She later moved to Harrisonville

with Virginia and Corwan.

Helen was a very creative woman who loved doing all types of needlework including crocheting and embroidering.

She enjoyed traveling, having taken many bus trips around the country. Helen liked being around her friends and

enjoyed walking and playing cards. Most of all, Helen loved her family and spending time with them, especially her

grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the United Christian Presbyterian Church; the

Rebeccas; Order of Eastern Star; and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Virginia and husband, Corwan of Harrisonville, Missouri; a sister, Jean

Livingston of Bedford; two grandchildren, Randall Akers and wife, Ronda and their children, Jeremy and Jesse

of Nevada, Missouri; and Robin Saunders and her children, Will and Jackie of Harrisonville, Missouri.

Preceding Helen in death are her parents; her husband, Donald; and two brothers, Hal and Max Livingston.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 23, 2002


Hennegin, Alta Pauline Nissen -

Alta Pauline Hennegin, age 90, of Maryville, Missouri, died October 14, 2002 at the Parkdale Manor Care

Center, Maryville, MO.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Isadora Cemetery, Grant City, MO.

Funeral arrangements were conducted by the Price Funeral Home in Maryville, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church, Hopkins, MO.

Alta was born on July 29, 1912 in Osmond, Nebraska, to Peter Nissen and Alma Fuelbreth Nissen. Alta graduated

from the Page High School in Page Nebraska. She was united in marriage to Henry Edward Hennegin on

February 21, 1933 in Grant City, MO. To this union two children were born, a son, Rod Hennegin and daughter, Ruth


Alta farmed with her husband, Henry, near Blockton, Iowa and run an upholstery shop out of her home. She was

a member of the First Christian Church, Hopkins, MO; Bloomfield Needlework Club in her Maryville neighborhood.

Alta moved to Maryville, MO in 1989.

Alta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry on October 1, 1989; two sisters, Helen Nissen and

Kathryn Freemyer.

She is survived by her son, Rod Hennegin and wife, Joyce, Maryville, MO and daughter, Ruth Macias and

husband, Luis, Maryville, MO; thirteen grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters, Laverne Haynes, O'Neil,

Neb. and Evelyn Lubbers, O'Neil, NE; brother, Robert Nissen and wife, Dorothy, O'Neil, NE and sister-in-law,

Ruth John, Bedford, IA.

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Hurley, Margaret Andrews -

Funeral services for Margaret A. Hurley were held Sept. 21 at  Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in

Clearfield with  Rev. Carl VanFarowe officiating. Vocalist was Carol Ann Kinder. Casket bearers were Steve Kerns,

Kevin Kerns, Evan Kerns, Matt Kerns, Shane Kerns, Kevin Finck and Karl Kerns. Interment was in East Fairview

Cemetery, Lenox.

Margaret was born in Council Bluffs of May 23, 1909, and  passed away at the age of 93 on Sept. 18, 2002, in Clearfield.

She and her twin sister, Marjorie, were adopted by Lewis H. and Ella Andrews of Clearfield early in the lives. She attended

Clearfield Community High School and graduated in 1929. She worked for her father at the Clearfield Enterprise.

She married  Ralph Murle Hurley from Lenox. They first lived in Winterset, then moved to Des Moines. She resided

at Clearview Home in  Clearfield for the last five years.

She worked at Younkers Tea Room for many years and as a  seamstress making drapes. She was a member of the National

Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic Inc., Royal Neighbors, Ladies Encampment Auxiliary

Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. She was a member of the Clearfield United

Methodist Church and Trinity Methodist Church in Des Moines. She enjoyed  knitting, crocheting, sports - especially the

Hawkeyes and  Cyclones - and singing church hymns.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her twin sister; her nephew Karl Shoenhair; and great-nephew

Dennis Kerns.

Survivors include a niece, Marcella Kerns-Scott of West Des Moines; great-niece Suzanne Finck (husband Kevin) of Rochester,

Minn.; great-nephew Steven Kerns (wife Becky) and their sons Karl and Matthew of Clearfield; great-nephew Kevin Kerns and

his son Evan and daughter Jennifer of Omaha; Deb Kerns of Omaha; Linda Kerns and daughters Amy and Rachael and son

Shane of Clearfield; great-nieces Karla Civate (husband Jimmy) and son Chris and daughter Jamie of Des Moines; Kathy

Anderson (husband Charles) and daughter Stephanie and son Cory of Prole; and Pat Reed of Prole.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 2, 2002


Mains, Leonard Scott (Scott) -

Funeral services for Scott Mains, age 40, of Sharpsburg were held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Ritchie Funeral Home in

Bedford with Pastor Tim Maxa officiating. Interment was held in the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Leonard Scott Mains was born August 3, 1962 in Corning to Gene Leonard Mains and Connie Ann Kemery Mains. He passed

away on Oct. 2, 2002.

The family strongly urges that memorials be given in Scott's name in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were by Ritchie Funeral

Home in Bedford.

Scott lived his entire life in Sharpsburg. He attended school in Lenox. On Oct. 24, 1981, he was married to Patricia Ann

Peterman of Conway. The couple was married at the Presbyterian Church in Sharpsburg. They had two children, Michael and


Scott worked road construction most of his life. The last few years, he did carpentry and mechanical work.

Scott was a member of the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department and was active in 4-H when he was younger. He

enjoyed gardening, cooking and eating, hunting, fishing and his Harley '78 Sportster. He had a special place in his heart for his

nephew, Garrett, and niece, Gabby, and for his "third child," Bandit the Schnauzer.

He is survived by his wife Patricia of Sharpsburg; his parents, Gene and Connie Mains of Sharpsburg; his paternal grandmother,

Dorothy Mains of Sharpsburg; children Mike and Melissa, both of Sharpsburg; a sister, Coleen Hogue and husband Matt and their

son Garrett and daughter Gabby of Lenox; a sister-in-law, Denise Peterman of Lenox; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandfather, Weldon Mains, and his in-laws, Dennis and Betty Peterman.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 9, 2002


Morley, Catherine Vanderpluym -

Former Lenox resident Catherine Morley passed away Sept. 23, 2002, at Beverly Health Care & Rehab Center in

Maryville Mo. She was 80 years old.

Catherine was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Union County to Tunis "Tony" and Mary Jane (McManus) Vanderpluym. She graduated

from high school in Reynolds, Ill., with the Class of 1939.

On July 16, 1946, she married Harley Vincent Morley in Lenox. Her prime occupation was a homemaker and care giver.

She worked at Lenox Elementary School as a cook for about eight years. She also worked at the Sheridan Egg plant

for a short time.

Catherine lived in Ringgold, Adams and Taylor counties for most of her life. As a sophomore in high school, the family moved

to Illinois. She returned to the area following graduation. She had lived in Maryville since November 1999.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, several neighborhood clubs, and joined St. Gregory's Catholic Church in

Maryville. Her hobbies included sewing and caring for her family and friends.

Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lenox with Father Dan Siepker officiating. Burial was

in West Fairview Cemetery, Lenox. Memorials may go to the Alzheimers Foundation and or St. Gregory's Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter Marilyn (husband Frank) Lougee of Sun City West, Ariz.; son Del (wife Shari) Morley of Maryville,

Mo.; daughter Diane (husband Bob) Lade of Maryville; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harley on Nov. 18, 1989; and an infant sibling.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 2, 2002


Morris, Howard Philip -

Funeral services for Howard Morris, age 85, of Lenox, who died Saturday, October 5, 2002 were held Wednesday, October 9,

2002 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox with Pastor Time Maxa officiating. Interment was held in the

Stringtown Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Hospice Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral

Home of Lenox.

Howard Philip Morris was born October 14, 1916 on a farm near Lenox, Iowa. He passes away October 5, 2002 at the

Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield, Iowa.

Howard was born to Mary (Catherine (Beck) and Charles Herbert Morris. He was a graduate of Lenox High School and Platte

Garde Business College in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Howard was a member of the Stringtown Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He worked in California

for the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation during the early World War II years, then served in the United Stars Air Force in Japan.

After the war he and his brother, Leonard, formed Morris Brothers Construction. Together they built dams and terraces and

did all kinds of soil conservation work, including upland treatment for Lake Icaria. They were also John Deere Dealers in Coming.

In 1950 Howard was united in marriage to Vivian Switzer at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They had one child, a

little girl, who died at infancy. Vivian passed away in 1989.

Those left to mourn are his brother, Leonard and wife Jean Morris of Corning, Iowa; sisters, Helen Swartz and husband Clark

of Waterloo, Iowa; Virginia Walker of Greeley, Colorado; a good friend, Wilma Cohrt of Lenox, Iowa; his nieces, nephews and

many other relatives and friends.

Howard is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary; his wife Vivian and their infant daughter; and a brother-in-law,

Henry Walker.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 9, 2002


Oswald, Ronald G -

Ronald O. Oswald, 60, of Lincoln, Neb., died Oct. 10, 2002, in Lincoln. Services were 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at First Evangelical

Free Church in Lincoln, with burial in Beaver Crossing Cemetery. Volzke Mortuary at Seward, Neb., was in charge of


Ronald was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Beaver Crossing, Neb. He graduated from Beaver Crossing High School, Midland Lutheran

College and received a master's degree from Wayne State College in 1973 and a specialist in Education Administration

from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1979.

He was superintendent at Lenox Community Schools from 1999-2001. Ronald was a teacher, coach and administrator for 36

years in Fort Calhoun, Rising City, Clarkson, Fairbury and Centennial, Neb.

He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa; National Association of Secondary School Principals; Nebraska Association of

Secondary School Principals, serving as president from 1990-1991, Region 1 president 1988-1989 and chairman 1991-1992;

American Association of School Administrators; Nebraska Association of School Administrators; and Nebraska School of

Activities Association District 1 committee from 1994-1997. He received the Nebraska Council of School Administrators

Distinguished Service Award in 1993.

Survivors include wife Margaret Oswald of Lincoln; three daughters, Julie (husband Monty) Scheele of Lincoln, Angle

(husband Greg) Morris of Fairfield, Neb., and Lisa (husband Justin) Cast of Syracuse, Neb.; brother Vesper (wife Janice)

Oswald of St Joseph, Mo.; three sisters, Jeannine (husband Lester) Schweitzer of Arizona City, Ariz., Dorla (husband

Tillman) Hershberger of Hesston, Kansas, and Twila (husband Jim Roth) of Fairbury, Neb.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents Jacob and Mable Hobbs Oswald and sister Darlene Troyer.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 30, 2002


Ritchey, Leona Marie Herbst -

Leona Marie (Herbst) Ritchey, 81, a resident of Parkdale, Ore., died Sept. 26, 2002, at her home.

She was born April 2, 1921, in Lenox to Carl and Cora (Preston) Herbst and grew up there. She taught school for seven

years before going to work in the underwriting department of several insurance companies in the Midwest.

She married Leslie Ritchey on Dec. 29, 1951, in Harlan, Iowa.

She enjoyed traveling, reading, making pressed flower creations and doing genealogical research, which she shared with her family.

She was a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, Parkdale Grange No. 500, as well as the Parkdale Garden Club, Columbia

Gorge Genealogical Society, and the Hood River Historical Society.

Survivors include her husband Leslie of Parkdale; two daughters, Jean Stark and her husband Paul of Sisters, Ore., and

Connie Ritchey of Hawaii; son Jim Ritchey, also in Hawaii; stepson Brian Ritchey of Des Moines; and five grandsons, Justin

Swope, Jonathan, Jim, Ian and Jaxon Stark of Sisters, Ore.

A memorial service will be held at Parkdale Grange on Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with the evening's potluck supper.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Gorge, 13th and May, Hood River, Oregon 97031.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 9, 2002


Sharp, John Oscar (Oscar) -

Funeral services for Oscar Sharp, age 91 of Osceloa, formerly of Bedford, who died Wednesday, October 16, 2002,

were held Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 11:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with Pastors Jamie

Mogler and Ted DeHass officiating.

Interment was held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials can be directed to the First Baptist Church.

arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

John "Oscar" Sharp was born July 20, 1911, in Parnell, Missouri, the son of Alexander Allen Sharp and

Sally Ann Grable Sharp. Oscar was the youngest of eleven children. The family moved to Taylor County where Oscar

attended rural school and grew to adulthood. On February 25, 1932, he was united in marriage to Pauline Johnson

Sharp in Maryville, Missouri.

Oscar and Pauline raised a family of a daughter and two sons while farming in the Conway area, moving to

Bedford in 1975, living there until 1997 when they moved to Osceola.

Oscar was a hardworking successful farmer who began farming with horses and advanced to modem machinery,

always keeping pace with the times. He was a member of the Conway school Board, served as an usher and deacon

for the First Baptist Church in Bedford where he was a member for over seventy years.

Oscar and Pauline spent the winter months in Texas for over eighteen years and enjoyed traveling. After an accident

in 1995, which resulted in a broken neck, Oscar was forced into retirement, but remained outgoing and enjoyed

life. Family was always very important to Oscar.

Oscar and Pauline opened their home to Carlos, a boy from Nicaragua for two years. David Runyan lived with them

for a time and they also had others stay with them for periods of time. Oscar took great pride in his children,

grandchildren and with God's blessings, he held all five of his great grandchildren.

After his wife, Pauline's death in 2000, Oscar moved into the extended care facility in Osceola and quickly became

a favorite of all the nurses and workers. Although Oscar was mourning his wife's death he took an active interest in daily

events, attending his great grandson's ballgames, family get togethers and visiting by phone with distant friends and


Oscar is survived by a son, John Sharp and wife, Kathy of Osceola; daughter-in-law, Marilyn of Bedford; seven

grandchildren, Elizabeth Luebke of California; Grace Anne Reed, Dubuque; David Sharp, Ames; Sandra Risser and husband,

Chris, Bedford; Richard Sharp and wife, Tracy, Bedford; Tamela Kirkpatrick and husband Randal, Osceola; John Paul

Sharp and fianc6, Jill Tilton, Norwalk; and five great grandchildren, Katie Luebke, DeKalb; Steven, Trevor, and

Chase, Osceola; and Blake Sharp, Bedford; a sister-in-law, Helen Sharp, Bedford and nieces and nephews.

Preceding Oscar in death are his wife, Pauline in 2000; his parents, A.A. and Sally Ann, a daughter, Betty Lou Reed in 1989;

a son, William Allen in 1993; his brothers, Earnest, Roy, Luther, George and Edward; his sisters, Addie Million, Mary

Wright, Lillie Burks, Mable Mahan and Susie Souders.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 23, 2002


Wallace, Clarissa Stalder -

Funeral services for Clarissa Wallace, age 87, of Corning were held Sept. 26 at the United Methodist Church in Corning

with Pastor Andrew Rubenking officiating. Burial was in Nodaway Cemetery. Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service

was in charge of arrangements.

Clarissa was born Dec. 19, 1914, in Brooks, Iowa, and passed away on Sept. 23 in St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Frederick Stalder and Georgia Anna (Roberts) Stalder. On Dec. 31, 1933

she married Marion Paul Wallace. She was a homemaker who lived her entire life in the Corning and Adams County areas.

Survivors include daughters Marge (husband Harold) Voggessor of Maryville, Mo., and Marilyn Hollinrake of Corning;

son Ron (wife Mary) Wallace of Elsberry, Mo.; brother Leo (wife Dixie) Stalder of Corning, sisters, Leona (husband Dean)

Kester of Corning and Evelyn Hardisty of Corning, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997; brothers Melvin Stalder, Edgar Stalder and Alvin Stalder; an infant sister;

and brother-in-law Paul Hardisty.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 2, 2002


Wessels, Margaret Snodgrass -

Burial in the Diagonal Cemetery was held Sept. 27 for Margaret Wessels, age 77, of Creston. She was born Sept. 15,

1925 in Diagonal and passed away on Sept. 22, 2002, at the Creston Nursing and Rehab center.

Funeral services for Margaret were held Sept. 27 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Creston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chall and Vesper (Yashack) Snodgrass; her husband Galen Everett Wessels in 1988;

a daughter, Nancy Jo Townsend; a brother, Wayne "Hops" Snodgrass; and a sister, Maxine Swanson.

Survivors include sons Randy (wife Debra) Wessels of Chino Hills, Calif., and Gary (wife Sandra) Wessels of Redlands, Calif.;

sister-in-law Shirley Snodgrass of Creston; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Margaret graduated from Creston High School in 1944. She married Galen on Jan. 16, 1948.  She lived in California until 1992,

then returned to Creston.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 2, 2002