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

Blake, Allen -

Mr. Allen Blake, age 71, husband of Norma Loretta (Copes) Blake,

of North  Charleston, passed away in the morning hours on September

23, 2007 at a  local hospital.

Friends and family of Mr. Blake are invited to attend his funeral services

at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North

Charleston, S.C. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. Burial and military

honors will immediately follow at Carolina Memorial Park.

Mr. Allen Blake was born on December 5, 1935 to Mr. George

Blake and Mrs. Irene Phillips Blake in Taylor County, Iowa. He

graduated from Lenox High School in 1954. In April of 1957, he

married Norma Loretta Copes, who survives. He was a Master

Sergeant in the United Sates Air Force and retired with over 34

years of service to his country. He was employed by Bell Aircraft

as an Aircraft Mechanic. He was a wonderful husband, father,

grandfather and great-grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will

be greatly missed by his family, friends, and co-workers.

Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Norma Loretta

Copes Blake, one daughter, Denise Carr, and her husband, Larry,

of Ladson; one son, Peter Dean Blake and his wife Parese of

Fairfax, Va.; two grandchildren, Zach and Zoe Blake of Fairfax,

Va.; two great grandchildren, Ryan Robinson and Kenzie Lloyd

of Moncks Corner; two sisters, Ava Wearmouth, and husband

Dale of Lorimor, Iowa; Dorothy Coulthard of Waukee, Iowa;

and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Blake was preceded in death by a son, Allen Doyle Blake

and a great granddaughter, Alayna Lloyd, his parents, George

and Irene Blake; two brothers, Jim and Howard Blake; and one

sister, Marian Howes.

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Campbell, Bob Eugene -

Bob Campbell, 87, of Lenox, formerly of Lorimor, died Friday, Oct. 5,

2007 at the VA Central Iowa Health Center in Knoxville, Iowa..

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 at the Powers

Funeral Home Jct. Hwys.#34 & #25 Creston. Rev. Tom Woodin

will officiate. Burial will be in the Lorimor Cemetery, south of

Lorimor. Military Graveside Rites will be by the Theodore J. Martens

Post #1797, Creston, VFW. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

service time Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Lenox

Ambulance Service and the Lenox United Methodist Church. Online

condolences may be left under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com.

Bob Eugene Campbell, son of Marie Catherine (Frost) Campbell

and Clarence M. Campbell, was born January 10, 1920 in Decatur

County, Iowa. Bob was raised by Clarence and Audrey (Hite)

Campbell. He graduated from Ellston High School in 1938. Bob

farmed for two years near Ellston before going into the service.

He served in the United States Army from Dec. of 1941 until

July, 1944. On July 18, 1944, Bob married Kathryn McCoy in

Lorimor, Iowa. They settled and farmed 2 miles west of Lorimor.

Bob farmed most of his life in the Lorimor area. Kathryn died in

1986. Bob moved to Lenox in 1990.

On March 18, 1992, Bob married Betty Mae (Bartrem) Reed

in Las Vegas, Nev.

Bob is survived by his wife, Betty Campbell of Lenox, two

brothers, Don (wife Betty) Campbell of Pekin, IL. and Kenny

(wife Georgia) Campbell of Lorimor; three step-sons, Jim (wife

Tina) Reed, Dennis Reed, and Tom (wife Jan) Reed, all of Lenox;

six step-daughters, Linda (husband Larry) Clayton of Thayer,

Ellen Lee of San Diego, Calif., Jeanne Clark of Kansas City,

Mo., Denise Fuller (friend Les Bateman) of Palo, la. and Jane

(husband Dave) Glup of Omaha, Neb. and Tina (husband Jim)

Petty of Leon; numerous cousins, step-grandchildren and stepgreat


Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Kathryn

in 1986, a son, Gary Campbell in 2003, two brothers, Jack and

Bill Campbell and a sister, Freida Hayes, and three grandchildren,

Robin Armstrong, Regina Reed and Michael Rice.

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Goff, Shirley Irene -

Shirley Irene "Queen of America" Goff, 68, of Lenox, formerly of the Creston area, died

Monday, Sept. 3, 2007 at the Lenox Care Center in Lenox. Funeral services will be 10 am

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at the

Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 3 to 5 pm Wed. at

the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. Creston. Online condolences may be

given under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com

Shirley Irene Goff, daughter of Rachel Eva (Davis) and Ray Wesley Goff was born Feb.

22, 1939 in Creston. She was educated at the Annie Wittenmyer School in Davenport

and lived in Clarinda, Mason City and Lenox areas. Survivors include her five sisters: Mary

Goff of Afton; Pauline Goff of Davenport; Maxine Goff of Omaha; Alberta Cordell of

Blockton and Darlene Adams of Denver, Colo.; three brothers: Ralph Goff of Creston;

David Goff and Freddie Young of California; and several nieces and nephews. Shirley was

preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers: Albert and Franklin and three

sisters Violet, Mildred and Bessie.

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Guilliatt, Anna Margaret Wright -

Funeral services for Anna Guilliatt, age 87 of New Market, who died Tuesday,

October 16, 2007 at her home were held Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 10:30

a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial was held in the Memory

Cemetery in New Market. Memorials can be directed to the New Market

Fire & Rescue or the New Market Civic Club. Memories can be shared with the

family on our website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Anna Margaret (Wright) Guilliatt was born December 11, 1919, at Brownville,

Nebraska in rural Nemaha County the daughter of John Wright and Margaret

Almira (Sconce) Wright. She received her education in the schools of Nemaha

County, Nebraska, attending high school at Brownville and Brock, graduating

with the Class of 1937 from Brock High School. In 1938, she moved with her

family to Iowa, locating in the East River, Page County area. On May 25, 1940,

she was united in marriage to Elsey R. Guilliatt in Rockport, Missouri.

Together they made their home at Brownville until moving to a farm near New

Market in 1945. To this marriage two children were born, Carol Ann and

Richard Hal.

In 1949, Anna and Elsey moved to the Kuhlman farm, 3 1/2 miles west of New

Market. In 1956, they purchased the farm where she was living at the time of

her death. Anna was always very passionate about farm life . . . it was who she

was. Anna loved her grandkids, she was an independent thinker, very well read

and up on current events. She enjoyed embroidery and quilting and was always

up for the challenge of a good crossword puzzle. Anna was a tremendous cook,

specializing in homemade light buns and chicken pie. No one ever left her house

hungry, she made sure of that! She was a very self-sufficient woman, what

you saw, was what you got.

After the death of her daughter Carol, she had the privilege of raising her

grandson Jay Krise.

Left to cherish Anna's memory are her son Richard Guilliatt and wife Victoria of

Bedford; four grandchildren, Beth Meek and husband David of Athelstan;

Stefanie Guilliatt and fiance Kevin Nickell of Gravity; Timothy Guilliatt of

Bedford; and Jay Krise and wife Diane of Buffalo, Minnesota; a greatgranddaughter

Harlee Jo Meek; a sister, Geneva Karg and husband Harvey of Clarinda; a

sister-in-law, Marjorie Wright of Oregon; along with numerous nieces, nephews,

cousins and many friends.

Preceding Anna in death were her parents; husband Elsey in April of 1990;

daughter Carole Krise in June of 1980; and two brothers, Samuel Wright and

Verl Wright.

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Haggerty, Lawrence Ray -

Memorial services for Lawrence Haggerty, age 88 of Corning, who died peacefully

Monday, September 24, 2007, at the Corning Nursing & Rehab Center after a brief

illness were held Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Roland-Ritchie

Funeral Home in Corning. Interment of ashes was held in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Memorials can be given in his name or to the Alzheimer's Association. Memories can be

shared with the family on our web page www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under

Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of


Lawrence Ray Haggerty was born June 6, 1919, in Adams County, Iowa in the

family home where he lived his entire life. He was the son of Jesse O. Haggerty and

Luella Gertrude (Alexander) Haggerty. Lawrence was married three times. He and

his first wife, Geraldine Sheridan, had a son, Larry Haggerly. His second son, Don

Haggerty, came during his second marriage to Loretta Shaul. Three stepdaughters,

Evelyn, Betty and Joyce, were added to his family upon his marriage to Mildred

(Sparks) Kirkpatrick.

One continuity in Lawrence's life was the family farm. He had a great love of

the land and reaping the rewards of his efforts. Neighbors would gather each

season to bring in the harvest together. He loved farming a great deal and worked

extremely hard his entire life, virtually up until the end. Hand in hand with his love of

farming was his love of the equipment he used, which he tended to carefully and kept in

excellent running order. He carried the farming camaraderie over to his social

life, spending many Saturday nights in town standing on the street corner visiting with

friends . . . sometimes a little too much. In later years, he continued to go to town to

drink coffee and visit with friends. Earlier in his life, he and wife Mildred thoroughly

enjoyed traveling and made a trip west every year. His greatest love, however, was his

family . . . his children and many grandchildren.

Left to cherish Lawrence's memory are his two sons, Larry Haggerty and wife

Darlene of Corning; and Don Haggerty and wife Janell of Loveland, Colorado; two step

daughters, Joyce Stewart of Creston; and Evelyn Schrodt and husband Harold of Murray;

ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and greatgreat-grandchild; a nephew,

Harrison Means; and a niece, Sue Means and husband Dennis.

Preceding Lawrence in death were his parents; an older sister, Opal Cook; a twin sister,

Elizabeth Means; a stepdaughter, Betty Westlake; and a nephew, Ronald Means.

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Harover, Richard L -

Richard L. Harover, age 68, of Springboro, Ohio, passed away at his residence on

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007. He was born March 7, 1939 in Maryville, Mo. to William

and Laura Harover. He grew up in Lenox, Iowa and graduated from Lenox High in

1957, returning for the class's 50th class reunion May 25, 2007 and Alumni Banquet.

Dick served in the U.S. Air Force and was a music teacher for several schools

including the Springboro School, retiring in 2005 after many years of service. He

continued teaching vocal music part-time after retirement and was a member of

the Lions Club and UCC Church.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Harover, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Phyllis (Bastow) as well as two sons,

Richard and his wife Tracy and T.M. (Todd) and his wife Jennie and grandchildren:

Anna, Helene, Charlie and Jackson, all of Springboro. Other survivors include

brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kathleen Harover, Gary and Jean Taylor,

Herb and Susi Bastow and Rodney and Debbie Bastow.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Anderson Funeral

Home in Springboro.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 10, 2007


Helm, Fred -

Stanberry, MO; - Fred L. Helm, 70 of Stanberry passed away Friday, September 21,

2007 at a St. Joseph hospital.

Fred, the son of Orin and Hildred (Soma) Helm was born September 20, 1937 in Bedford,

Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John.

On October 8, 1961, Fred was united in marriage to Lorraine Wilson. She survives

of the home in Stanberry. He is also survived by his sons, Scott (Darla) Helm,

Creston, IA; Doug (Vicky) Helm, Mount Olive, North Carolina; daughter, Dina

(Ronnie) Thomas, Albany; brothers, Reed (Joan) Helm and Jim (Sandra) Helm both of

Lenox, IA; sisters, Marsha Martin, Hawthorn, NV; Sandra (Lawrence) Wells,

Queensbury, New York, Aunt, Edith Hall, Mariposa, CA, 10 grandchildren and several

nieces and nephews.

Before Fred and Lorraine moved to Stanberry, they owned and operated Wilson Oil

Company and Helm Tire Service in Lenox, Iowa. While living in Lenox, he served on

the City Council and was Mayor of Lenox and also was the County Supervisor for Taylor

County. They moved to Stanberry where Fred served as City Administrator for the

City of Stanberry before his retirement. After retiring he worked as an associate for

Wal-Mart in Bethany where he was working at the time of his death.

He was a member of the Stanberry First Christian Church, past member and past

master of the Tremont Masonic Lodge #243, Lenox, Iowa and a member of the

Instruction Masonic Lodge #275, Corning, Iowa.

Funeral Services: 10:00 AM Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the First Christian Church of

Stanberry. Burial in the High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry. Friends may call anytime

after 2:00 PM on Tuesday at the Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany. The family will

receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday evening at the First Christian Church

in Stanberry.

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Hipsley, Rozella Marie Davis -

Funeral services for Rozella Hipsley, age 84 of New Market, who died Tuesday,

September 18, 2007 at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center were held Friday,

September 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial

was held in the Dallas Center Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the

Bedford Ambulance Service. Memories can be shared with the family on our

website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements

were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Rozella Marie (Davis) Hipsley was born May 19, 1923, in Salix, Iowa the daughter

of Carl W. Davis and Mary L. (Lefort) Davis. She grew up attending school,

graduating from Sergeant Bluffs High School. She then attended three years

of college at St. Joseph's Mercy College of Nursing in Sioux City, graduating

in 1944. Upon her nursing school graduation, Rozella went to work at the Clarinda

Hospital. After nursing in Clarinda for a year she went to California for six months,

returning to Clarinda to again work at the hospital. On September 7, 1948, she

was united in marriage to John Hipsley in New Market, Iowa. The couple went

to Chicago in 1948, moving back to stay in 1949. Later, two sons, Mike and George,

were born to bless her life.

Rozella's nursing career lasted over forty-four years with her retirement in 1988.

She took on the afternoon and evening shift of the Obstetric Department and then

in 1962, after several requests from the hospital administration, Rozella took on

the task of working in the Surgery Department, a task she enjoyed for over twenty-

six continuous years. She was a loving, giving and nurturing woman who not only

cared for her family, but that of many, many individuals throughout southwest Iowa.

Nursing was her life, something she was very passionate about. After retirement,

she spent many hours volunteering at her granddaughter, Alison's school.

In her spare time, Rozella enjoyed being outdoors, spending time mowing her yard

and tending her flower beds, and spending time with Alison Joy.

Left to cherish Rozella's memory are her two sons, Mike Hipsley and wife Scharry of

Bedford; George Hipsley of New Market; two brothers, John Davis of Sioux City,

Iowa; Leo Davis of Stevens, California; a sister, Velma Ray and husband Wayne of

Sioux City, Iowa; one granddaughter, Alison Hipsley of Bedford; four step

grandchildren, Doyle Forster and wife Karen; Shelly Lumry; Teresa Shanks and

husband Lonnie; and Richie Chartier; five step-great-grandchildren; one step-

great-great-granddaughter; along with many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Rozella in death were her parents; her husband John Hipsley in 1972; six

brothers, Bill, Harley (Paul), Ezra, Henry, Remmie and Obie; a granddaughter,

Dawn Hipsley; and a grandson, John Hipsley.

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McMahill, Alyene Helen Lovitt -

Memorial services for Alyene McMahill, age 83 of Bedford, formerly of Gravity,

who died Thursday, October 4, 2007 at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center

were held Monday, October 8, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home.

Burial of ashes was held in the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials can be

directed to Hospice. Memories can be shared with the family on our website at

www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted

to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Alyene Helen (Lovitt) McMahill was born October 1, 1924 near Gravity, Iowa the

daughter of Jay D. Lovitt and Millie R. (Scott) Lovitt. She grew up attending

school in Gravity, graduating with the Class of 1943. After graduation, Alyene

moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she was employed. She was united in

marriage to Walter McMahill and a son, Rick, was born to bless her life.

Together she and Rick moved back to Gravity to live with her parents. She went

to work for her brother Wayne and wife Bonetta at the Lovitt Grocery in Gravity.

In fact, Wayne says "she did everything!" After they sold the store, she went

to work for the Places Store in Bedford. After three years at Places, Alyene

became self-employed cleaning homes and offices until her retirement. In her spare

time, Alyene enjoyed going fishing. On July 1, 1991, Alyene moved into the Northside

Apartments in Bedford. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in

Bedford and a Board Member of the Bedford Senior Citizen's Center. Alyene

devoted many volunteer hours at the nursing home throughout her life, always

making sure to brighten someone's day with her wit and wisdom.

Left to cherish Alyene's memory are her son Rick McMahill and wife Owen of

Raleigh, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Brent McMahill and wife Tracey

of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; Brian McMahill and wife Christie of Tacoma,

Washington; and Shawna Schuller and husband John of Raleigh, North Carolina;

three great-grandsons, Jay, Logan and Braydon; two greatgranddaughters,

Megan and Samantha; a brother, Wayne Lovitt of Gravity; a sister, Irene

Downs of Bellevue, Nebraska; a nephew Rudy Lovitt and wife Beverly; along

with many other relatives and a community of friends.

Preceding Alyene in death were her parents Jay and Millie Lovitt, and a brother,

Wendell Lovitt.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 10, 2007


Mick, Raymond E (Ray) -

Raymond E. "Ray" Mick, 71, of Skidmore, passed from this life on Wednesday,

September 19, 2007 at the St. Francis Hospital.

Born on May 11, 1936 in Coin, Iowa he was the son of the late Hilton Mick and

Edna (Hall) Crabbs.

He was of the Baptist Faith and was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force

and a retired employee from energizer and was formerly a truck driver.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Marian M. (Parrott) Mick, whom he married

on October 11, 1958, loving children, Shelly Russell, Maitland, MO; Shellia Culp,

Bedford, IA; Deny Mick, Sheridan, MO; Corey Everhart, Hopkins, MO; Dorry

Florea, Maryville, Maria Messner, Graham, MO; Melani Roberts, Skidmore,

sisters Dorothy Hartman, Yorktown, IA: Pearl Lilly, Kansas City, MO; brother,

Allen Mick, Shenandoah, IA: step-mother Dorothy; Mick, Savannah MO, several

halfbrothers and half sisters, 5 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. He was

 preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Dara Mick, sister, Helen

Hayes, brother, Francis Mick.

Graveside services were held Monday, September 24, 2007 at the Hillcrest

Cemetery, Skidmore, MO, with Rev. Paul McKim, officiating with military

honors under the auspices of the Missouri Military Funeral Honors Program.

Online condolences and tributes may be left by visiting


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Nicholson, Randolph (Randy) Scott -

Memorial services for Randy Nicholson, age 51 of St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of

Bedford, who died Sunday, October 21, 2007 at his parents home south of Bedford

were held Tuesday evening, October 23, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral

Home in Bedford. Memorials can be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa. Memories

can be shared with the family on our website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under

Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Randolph "Randy" Scott Nicholson was born November 26, 1955, in Clarinda, Iowa, the

son of Robert Wendell Nicholson and Lilly Joan (Ginn) Nicholson. He grew up loving

nature and living on the family farm, graduating from the Bedford High School with the

Class of 1974. He worked for a short time in a lumber yard and then attended

Southwestern Community College in Creston where he obtained his Associates Degree

in Applied Science and Electronics Technology. In the early 1980's, Randy then

entered the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Alexandria, Louisiana

and at the England Air Force Base where he worked on Weapons Control Systems on

the A10 Aircraft. He then moved to Alaska where he loved living with all of the

animals and beautiful landscapes working as an Electronics Technician. Randy returned

to the area working in various factories as a Maintenance Technician, however, his

last job at Cryovac in St. Joseph, Missouri was the job he enjoyed most, working

there from 2001 until his fight with cancer forced him to stop.

Randy moved home to the family farm in May of 2007, to be closer to his family and

nature. His brother, Jeff, and his fiance' Julie, and his sister, Deb, came often, and

spent many hours reminiscing.

Randy enjoyed being outdoors and was a true lover of nature. He spent time taking

pictures of old barns and other things that interested him. Randy had the ability to

fix old radios. He was a football fan and a 'diehard' Kansas City Chief supporter.

He was also fond of his pickup truck and enjoyed occasional fourwheeling.

His family, however, was most important to him and he looked forward to the

weekly Sunday dinners at his parent's home.

Left to cherish Randy's memory are his parents, Robert and Joan Nicholson, of

Bedford; a sister, Deb Neve and husband Steve of Creston; a brother, Jeff

Nicholson of Hopkins and his fiance, Julie Bott of Council Bluffs, Iowa; a

sister-in-law, Jeanne Nicholson of Bedford; along with many nieces, nephews,

relatives and friends.

Preceding Randy in death is an infant brother, Allen Carter Nicholson; his older

brother, Terry Lee Nicholson; and a nephew, Jack Neve.

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O'Connor, Ruby Elinor Bickel -

Ruby Elinor (Bickel) O'Connor was born February 18, 1919 in Litchfield, Nebraska to

Henry Carl and Katherine Mable (Sheehan) Bickel. During the Dust Bowl Era her family

moved to Mount Ayr, Iowa where she met her husband, Maurice Griffin O'Connor Jr.

They were married fifty-one years and to this union were born four children: Jane, Pat,

Norma, and Jim. Ruby was a longtime resident of Blockton, Iowa and later moved to

Bedford and then New Market, Iowa, where she resided until April of 2007 when

she moved to Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda due to recent deteriorating health. She

passed away at Goldenrod Manor Thursday, September 13, 2007.

Ruby was a loving housewife, mother, and grandmother. After raising her children

she furthered her education and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked

at the Page County Home and for several years at the Bedford Nursing Home. In the

past, Ruby and her husband owned Cloverly Stock Farms in Blockton, Iowa. Ruby

always had a large garden and did much canning. She will be remembered for her

good home cooking and pie baking, never using a recipe. She had a love for flowers and

other hobbies including hand embroidering and latch hooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maurice Griffin O'Connor Jr.;

brother, Fritz Bickel and his wife Fern; brother Bill Bickel; sisters Ruth Davis and

her husband Russell, Katherine Wiest and her husband Harland; brother Floyd

Bickel; sister Frances Shuman and husband Claire; brother-in-law Larry Wentz;

son-in-law Michael Wilmes; and grandson Jason Alan Wilmes.

Ruby is survived by children: Maurine Jane and Gerald Larson of Grayling,

Michigan; Maurice Griffin (Pat) O'Connor of New Market, Iowa; Norma Jean Wilmes

of New Market, Iowa; and James Edward and Selina O'Connor of Blockton, Iowa;

sisters, Blanche Bickel of Omaha, Nebraska, Norma Weehler and husband Lee

of Benton, Iowa, and Erma Wentz of Atwateri California; sisters-in-law Mildred

Bickel of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, and Lisa Bickel of Glen Burnie, Maryland; eight

grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Services were held Monday, September 17, 2007 at Memory Cemetery, New Market,

with Rev. Dan Wiebeseik officiating. Memorials are suggested to New Market

United Methodist Church or Page County Cancer Society. Walker-Merrick Funeral

Home of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

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Riley, Eula Mae Tindle -

Eula Mae (Tindle) Riley was born on a farm southwest of Clearfield, Iowa, on May 1,

1918, the second child of George Andrew and Nettie Pearl (Routh) Tindle. She

departed from this life September 25, 2007, at the age of 89 years, 4 months,

and 25 days at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa.

Eula Mae was a fun loving girl who enjoyed the farm life, milking cows, and riding

her horse "Red". Being close in age, she and sister Mary Belle spent days playing

together like twins. Eula Mae attended country school in Ringgold County at

Lincoln #8, and then graduated from Clearfield High School with the class of 1935,

barely at the age of seventeen. With her "normal training", Eula Mae took her

first job teaching at Lincoln #5 for four years. She enjoyed sharing her

knowledge and worked extra hard for those that needed special help.

On May 25, 1940, Eula Mae was united in marriage to Robert Elvin Riley in Lenox, IA.

They made their home near Stringtown, where she had continued to reside for 67

years. Children Richard, Randall, David, and Nancy made their family complete.

Eula Mae performed all the usual tasks of a farm wife, raising chickens, gardening,

and helping wherever needed. She became involved with the Adams county 4-H clubs,

helping girls learn homemaking skills. Later she enjoyed activities at the Stringtown

Church, belonging to the Ladies Aid Club and quilting on Wednesdays. Many dinners

were served at the church with her help. She enjoyed vacations with her family and

later she and Elvin were fortunate to travel to many places, including twice to Hawaii.

Many of these adventures included Elvin's sister Leona, and her husband Carl.

In 1987, Elvin and Eula Mae built their retirement home in Riverside, CA near their

son Richard. She dearly loved this home and watched four grandsons grow to adulthood

Patient, kind, unselfish, and optimistic are words to describe Eula Mae. She had a

special closeness in her heart for her brother, G.A., and granddaughter, Kristyn. She

greatly loved all of her grandchildren and told them frequently how proud she was

of their accomplishments. With Elvin's declining health, Eula Mae lovingly cared for him

at their home until his death November 1, 2003. She enjoyed having company and

there was always plenty of food to be served when stopping by. She would answer

the phone with a cheerful "Hello", no matter how bad she felt and always leave you

with good advice about your problems. "I'll be okay, don't worry about me" was

frequently heard as  one left her home. She was  happy to maintain her

independence and to take care of her own needs in her own home.

Family left to miss her include son Richard Riley of Riverside, GA, his children

Kevin and Susan Riley, Kurt Riley, Jason and Heather Riley, Baby Matthew Riley, daughter

in law Kathy and children Joey, Courtney, Kylie, and Kristina; son Randall Riley and wife

Pam, of Lenox , his children Rob and Kirsten Riley, and Erin Riley; son David Riley and

wife Nancy of Lenox, his children Allison Riley, Aaron and Stephanie Riley, and Alyssa

Riley; and daughter Nancy Ford and husband Mike, of Tingley, her children Kyle Ford,

Kristyn Ford, and Kirk Ford; sister Mary Wilson of Lenox, and several nieces, nephews,

cousins and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Elvin, grandson Phillip Riley,

sister Beulah, brother G.A., brother-in-law Marvin Wilson, and Elvin's sister Leona

and Carl Stanley.

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Smith, Marian Lucile Lane -

Funeral services for Marian Smith, age 96, of Lenox, formerly of Reinbeck, Iowa,

who died Friday, October 12, 2007 at Valparaiso, Indiana will be held Wednesday,

October 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lenox United Methodist Church. Visitation

with the family was held 7-8 p.m., Tuesday at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox,

with an Eastern Star Service to be held at 7:00. Visitation will be held from 1-3

p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Reinbeck, Iowa with graveside services

and interment 3:00 p.m. at Reinbeck, Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa. Memorials may be given

in Marian's name. Memories can be shared with the family on our website at

www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to

the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Marian Lucile Lane Smith was born November 22, 1910 in Masonville, Delaware

County, Iowa. She passed away on Friday, October 12, 2007 in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Marian was the daughter of Irl Ray Lane and Irma Mae (Packard) Lane. Her family

homesteaded in Kenaston, Saskatchewan, Canada when she was two years old, and her

elementary education was in Canada. Her parents returned to Iowa in 1925 to a

farm near Manchester, Iowa, where she attended and graduated from high school.

She was a graduate of the University of Dubuque, where she received her Elementary

Music degree, and had advanced classes in music at Northwest Missouri State

University and the University of Iowa. Her first teaching job was in a one-room

country school at Sherrills Mound in Dubuque County, and then at Stanley, Iowa,

where she met her future husband, Thomas Keith Smith, the band instructor at


Marian and Keith were married at Manchester, Iowa on August 10, 1937. They had

one son, Gary. Keith taught instrumental music and band at Dexter, Iowa and at

Reinbeck, Iowa until the 1950's, when he retired from teaching. He and Marian

operated a custom kitchen cabinet, upholstery, and drapery business in Reinbeck,

until Keith returned to teaching in the early 60's, as high school band instructor

at Orient and Lenox, Iowa. Marian also taught in the Lenox Elementary School

from 1968 until she retired.

She was also church organist at the Methodist churches in Reinbeck and at

Lenox, and several Eastern Star chapters. Marian and Keith taught piano and

organ in their home in Lenox for many years, to several generations of students.

Their students participated in National Music Federation Festivals, winning

many honors. Marian was a devoted member of the Lenox United Methodist

Church, and was Mission Chairman for many years.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, past Regent of

Nancy McKay Harsh chapter in Creston, and was State Pianist for the DAR for

10 years; member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants; a

member of the Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a Past Matron, and 50-

Year member in 1988; member and past High Priestess of the Order of White

Shrine, in Cedar Falls, Bethany, and Creston; member Grand Cross of Color,

Order of Rainbow Girls; and the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Preceding Marian in death were her parents, husband Keith, two brothers, George

Beecher Lane and Bernard Eugene Lane, and a sister, Alice M. Gilmore.

Survivors include her; son Dr. Gary Smith Merrill and wife Claire, of Valparaiso,

Indiana, a sister Lillian Irma Bartlett, of Cincinnati, Ohio, three grandsons, Christopher

Mark Smith and Thomas Edgar Smith, of New Jersey, and Keith Noah Merrill, of

Vermont, a sister-in-law Evelyn Merrill, many nieces and nephews, and countless


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Warren, Lloyd Verle -

Funeral services for Lloyd Warren, age 95, of Plymouth, Iowa, formerly of Corning,

who died Saturday, September 29,2007, at the Hospice House of Northern Iowa

in Mason City, will be held Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Roland-

Ritchie Funeral Home in Corning. Cremation followed the service with interment

of ashes to be held in the Walnut Grove Cemetery with military rites accorded by

the Ourcq Post No. 117 of the Corning American Legion. Memorials can be directed to

the Hospice House of Northern Iowa. Please leave a message of tribute to the

Warren family on our web page, www.ritchicfiincralhome.com under Obituaries.

Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.

Lloyd Verle Warren was born October 23, 1911, in Prussia Township, Adair

County, Iowa the son of Leonard and Katie (Goetz) Warren. As a youngster the

family moved to the Brooks area and later to a farm near Lake Bender near Corning.

He graduated with the Class of 1931 from the Corning High School. He farmed

and also worked in the Carbon Coal Mines. In 1940, he entered the United States

Army serving in the European Theater; he was discharged in August of 1943,

and later recalled to the service in November of 1944, where he worked mining

uranium in Leadville, Colorado. After his second discharge in 1946 he returned

to farming. On July 16,1946, he was united in marriage to Irma Swain McManus

in Troy, Kansas. Irma had three children prior to their marriage and the

addition of their two sons, Larry and Ken, made the family complete. Irma passed

away in 1980. In 1987, Lloyd sold the family farm, moving to town where he started his

wood shop. He moved to Brooks for several years, later moving to Plymouth, Iowa to

live with his son Larry where he resided at the time of his death. He was a member

of the Corning Christian Church. Lloyd was passionate about woodworking and making

clocks was his specialty. He made and ate pancakes every day for most of his life! He was

a quiet man, very well read, and up on current events, especially politics. Lloyd's

family was his greatest joy.

Left to cherish Lloyd's memory are three sons, Allen McManus and wife Eleanor of

Corning; Ken Warren and wife Vicki of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; and Larry Warren

and special friend Suzie of Plymouth, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; and many many

great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren.

Preceding Lloyd in death were his parents; his wife Irma in 1980; two daughters,

Joyce Means and Peggy Armstrong; a brother, William Hepler; and a

grandson, Clifford Haley.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday October 10, 2007