|Marjorie Brownlee, 81, Atlantic,
was born to Charles William and Sylvia O. (Perry) Yarrington Aug. 19, 1919,
north of Mt. Etna. She died at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic
March 9, 2001.
She attended rural schools in Mt. Etna and was married to K. Eldon
Brownlee Sept. 18, 1939, in Creston and they lived near Carl.
In the early 1940s they moved to Adair County and about 1966 to Cass
County near Elliott, then to a farm north of Cumberland. They moved into
Cumberland in 1976. In 1999 she moved to the Atlantic Nursing and Rehab
Mrs. Brownlee was a former member of the Mount Etna Church of the Brethren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Feb. 21, 2000; brothers
Cecil Yarrington and three in infancy; three sisters Velma Yarrington,
Mildred Yarrington and Thelma Arnott; and a granddaughter.
Survivors include her sons Robert (wife Carolyn) Brownlee, Massena,
Ronald (wife Glenda) Brownlee, Orient, Russell (wife Patty) Brownlee, Edina,
Mo.; daughters Marlene (husband Norris) Baumfalk, Orient, Charlene (husband
Morris) Swain, Cumberland, and Darlene (husband Chuck) Palma, Prescott;
brother Howard Yarrington; sisters Dorothy Uehling, and Irene (husband
Mart) Miller, all of Prescott; 26 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 13 at Roland-Powers Funeral Home in Corning
with Pastor Guy Fisher of the Assembly of God Church in Atlantic officiating.
Burial was in Sunnyhill Cemetery in Adair.
Memorials are to be established in her name.
Zora Jane Hagle, 97, Red Oak, was born to Charles W. and Cora
A. Walker June 22, 1903, in Henderson. She died March 12, 2001, at the
Good Samaritan Center in Red Oak.
She was raised in Henderson and was married to Edward Smith March 20,
1922, in Red Oak. After his death she was married to Earl Hagle on July
26, 1959, at Griswold.
Mrs. Hagle had worked for the Thomas D. Murphy Calendar Company and
many other business in Red Oak. She was a member of the First Christian
Church, Monday Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, all in Red
Oak. She and her husband Edward had the first laundromat in Red Oak. She
had owned the Griffith Hotel and restaurants in Red Oak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Edward in 1958 and
Earl in 1983; son Galen Raymo; brothers Kyle, Leonard, Frank, Eugene, Quentin
and Wayne; and sisters Viola, Bessie and Myrle.
Survivors include her son Charles Smith, Portland, Ore.; daughter-in-law
Bettye Raymo, Waco, Texas; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; step-daughter
Carolyn (husband Jim) Knox, Laurel, Md.; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren;
brother-in-law Roy (wife Lucille) Hagle; and sisters-in-law Annabelle Walker,
Edith Walker and Lois Hagle.
Visitation with the family will be March 14 at the funeral home.
Services will be held March 15 at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral
Home with Jerry Deitz officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery,
Memorials are to the First Christian Church or the Red Oak Good Samaritan
Greg Heimke, 53, Des Moines, was born Jan. 30, 1948, at Red Oak.
He died March 7, 2001, of cancer at Kavanagh Hospice in Des Moines.
He grew up in Corning and was a graduate of Iowa Law Enforce-ment Academy.
He was police chief in Corning several years prior to moving to Des Moines
10 years ago where he was director of marketing for Midwest Ambulance Service
Mr. Heimke was a member of the Christian Church in Corning. He had
served in the U.S. Air Force, was an active paramedic and taught pre hospital
courses at Mercy Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Janice; daughters Chris Heimke of Des Moines,
and Angie Larson of Gravity and three grandchildren.
Services were held March 9 at Caldwell-Raddatz Hickman Chapel in Urbandale.
After cremation burial was at a later date.
Memorials are to Hospice of Central Iowa, Kavanagh House.
Joshua Allyn Foster, 20, Fort Scott, Kan., (formerly of Holt,
Mo.) died Feb. 23, 2001, at Mercy Hospital at Fort Scott. Funeral services
were held Feb. 26 at the Holt United Methodist Church. Burial was in Antioch
He was born April 29, 1980, in Creston and had lived most of his life
in the Kearney and Holt area, moving to Fort Scott two months ago. He graduated
from Kearney High School where he was active in wrestling and baseball.
He was a member of the Holt United Methodist Church and was employed by
Dykes Construction Company.
Mr. Foster is survived by his father Mark Foster and second mother
Jill, Holt, Mo.; mother and step-father Lori and John Cook of Kearney,
Mo.; sister Michelle (husband Jake) Nowack, Union, Mo.; step-brother Shawn
Cook, Kearney, Mo.; step-sisters Heather Miller, Kearney, Mo., and Tonya
Cook, Long Beach, Calif.; grandparents Ken and Carol Foster, Creston; and
Gary and Sandy Krauth, Prescott.
Bernardine Reichardt Gardener Campbell, 73, Desert Hot Springs,
died Feb. 20, 2001, in Palm Springs.
She was born to Lloyd J. and Grace A. (Cramer) Reichardt Nov. 18, 1927,
in Washington Township, Adams County. She married Joe D. Campbell in January
1969 in Yuma, Ariz.
She was a meat wrapper with Lucky Stores, Inc. for 23 years.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband Joe, Desert Hot Springs; son
Walter Gardner, Palm Springs; daughter Sandra Hambric, Irvine; step-daughter
Judy Trader, Magalia; step-sons John, McMinnvelle Ore., and Brian, Milwaukie,
Ore.; sister-in-law Betty Reichardt, Corning; two grandchildren; and two
Services were held Feb. 23 at Wiefels Mortuary Chapel in Palm Springs.
Burial was in Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area 5.
The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society and the
American Heart Association, both in Palm Desert.
Gertrude Agnes (Toland) Beatty, 99, Lenox, was born to James
Francis and Emma Agnes (Smith) Hayes June 29, 1901. She died Feb. 26, 2001,
in Des Moines.
She graduated from Lenox High School in 1919 and was married to Leslie
V. Toland Feb. 8, 1921, in Lenox. She was married to Fred Beatty Feb. 8,
Mrs. Beatty had worked for the Lenox Telephone Company as an operator
for 10 years. She lived in Lenox 96 years and lived the last three years
in Des Moines with her nephew. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic
Church in Lenox.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two infant
sons, sisters Verna Hayes Phillips and Dessa Tepley; and brothers Ralph
Hayes and Arthur Hayes.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Feb. 28, rosary at 3 p.m. and family night
from 7 to 8 p.m. at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Lenox.
Funeral services will be March 1 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in
Lenox with Father Leonard Kenkel and Father Dan Siepker officiating. Burial
will be in Calvary Cemetery at Lenox.
Memorials may be made in her name.
Darwin Davis, 76, Des Moines, was born in Quincy. He died of
cancer Feb. 22, 2001, at his home.
He had lived in Des Moines since 1985. He was a retired meat cutter
for Hy-Vee Food Store, Safeway and other grocery stores and had served
in the Army. His hobby was fishing.
Mr. Davis is survived by his daughters LaDonna Borowski, Great Falls,
Mont., and Colette Eckels of Littleton, Colo; son David of Carroll; sister
Marcella Lockwood of Corning; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Feb. 26 at Prairie Rose Cemetery in Corning.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa.
Brooks Funeral Care was in charge of arrangements.
Connie Sue Gordon was born Dec. 14, 1952, in Des Moines and died
Dec. 25, 2000, at Heartland Regional Hospital, St. Joseph, Mo. She grew
up in Baxter and Clearfield and graduated from Clearfield High School in
1971. She attended Graceland University in Lamoni and NWMSU in Maryville,
Mo., where she graduated with a degree in English. Gordon worked for Equitable
Life Insurance Co. of Des Moines for many years. She later enrolled in
nursing school at SWCC in Creston and attained an associate degree in nursing.
She began her nursing career at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Mo.
She was a member of the Cornelia Chapter, OES of Clearfield and the RLDS
Church in Maryville.
Gordon was the daughter of Dr. M.T. Gordon, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Bernard
and Jean (Slocum) Allen, Prescott. She is survived by her sisters Cynthia
(husband Galen) Baker, Clearfield, Kathy (husband Gary) Brown, and Christie
(husband Bill) Brown, both of Lenox; half-brother Jumar (wife Wendy) Gordon,
Cheyenne, Wyo; step-sister Abbie Allen, Grimes; step-brothers Bernard D.
Allen, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Lee (wife Cheryl) Allen, Sugar Land,
She was preceded in death by an infant sister; maternal grandparents,
Drs. James E. and Anna L. Slocum; paternal grandparents, Ed and Ruth Gordon.
She was an avid equestrian and athlete--enjoying biking, running, hiking
The family is requesting that memorials be directed to Nursing Services
at St. Francis Hospital or the RLDS Church in Maryville.
Services were held Dec. 30 at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints in Maryville and graveside services were held at the
Price Funeral Home in Maryville was in charge of arrangements.
Isabell Shirley, 99, Grinnell, was born near Buckingham to John
Clinton and Florence (Jaqua) Owens June 12, 1901. She died Feb. 18, 2001,
at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell.
She was married to Paul W. Shirley Dec. 23, 1918, in Traer.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband in 1972; children
Lawrence, Lucretia (a twin) and Benjamin Stone III; five sisters; four
brothers; and a grandson.
Survivors include her children Robert (wife Shirley) Shirley, Eldora,
Keith (wife Gene) Shirley, Wyoming, Ill., John (wife LaVonne) Shirley,
Corning, Charles (wife Trudy) Shirley, Mingo, Laura Nelson, Ottumwa, Jean
(husband Donald) Reinert, Oelwein, Esther (husband Max) Fisher, Blakesburg,
Ruth (husband Henry) Roemerman, Camdenton, Mo., Stella Burros, Renwick,
and Joyce (husband Marvin) Brooks, Des Moines; 47 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren;
and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Ripley United Church of Christ in Traer Feb.
22 with Pastors Greg and Susan Cluts officiating. Burial was in Buckingham
Overton Family Funeral Home of Traer was in charge of arrangements.
Sidney "Sid" Wood, 57, Prescott, was born to Francis Wayne and
Marjorie (Hayes) Wood Nov. 30, 1943, at Creston. He died Jan. 30, 2001,
at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.
He graduated from Prescott High School in 1961 and attended business
school-commercial extension for two years. He was married to Annabelle
Heatherington May 12, 1963, in Prescott. They lived in Omaha, Neb., four
years and in Nodaway 2 1/2 years before moving to Prescott.
Mr. Wood was a conductor with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
for 27 years. He was a member of the Prescott United Church (Disciples
of Christ), Masonic Lodge No. 555, UTU Union and American Quarter Horse
Association for more than 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law.
Survivors include his wife; parents; daughter Cindy (husband Steve)
McDermott of Fontanelle; son Matt (wife Vicky) Wood, Prescott; five grandchildren;
and sister Christine (husband Bob) Dunn of Nodaway.
Services were held Feb. 3 at the Prescott United Church (Disciples
of Christ) with the Rev. Dr. Jeanne Groom officiating. Burial was in Evergreen
Cemetery in Prescott.
Memorials are in his name.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning was in charge
Miguel (Mike) Romero Valdivia, 69, Nodaway, was born to Joe and
Julia (Romero) Valdivia Sept. 29, 1931, in Tulare, Calif. He died Feb.
2, 2001, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.
He graduated from Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, Calif.,
and was married to Alleyne Maxine Mirabal Jan. 31, 1972, in Las Vegas,
Nev. They have lived in the Nodaway area the past eight years where he
owned and operated Mike and Son Upholstery.
Mr. Valdivia was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife; children Della, Rebecca (husband Richard)
Neba, Michael Valdivia, all of California, Emily (husband Michael) Zimmerman,
Aurora, Colo., Steven Valdivia, Oxnard, Calif., Christina Munoz, Kelly
Alvarez, both of California, Angela Valdivia, Canon City, Colo., Rene Valdivia,
Fort Dodge, Diane (husband Marty )Tesh, Laramie, Wyo., Robert Brooks, Nodaway,
Master Sargent Kevin Whitcomb, Texas, Alfredo Perry, Fort Collins, Colo.,
Marcello Valdivia, Des Moines, Selena Valdivia, and Cinque Valdivia and
Ramon Valdivia, all of Nodaway; 30 grandchildren; and two sisters Aguire
and Margaret of Los Angeles, Calif.
Wolfe Funeral Home of Villisca was in charge of cremation. There were
no services held.
Merle Hays, 97, Corning, was born to Francis Farris and Francis
Martha (Thomas) Farris March 7, 1903, in Washington Township, Adams County.
She died Feb. 2, 2001, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
She was married first to Guy E. Anderson in May 1919. He died in 1983.
Her second marriage was to the Rev. Ray Hays.
Mrs. Hays had owned and operated nursing homes in Clarinda and Villisca,
had owned apartment home rentals and established a home for the aged for
11 years in Clarinda. Later she owned and operated the Shady Lawn Rest
Home in Villisca for 13 years.
She was a member of the Nazarene Church of Clarinda and had lived most
of her life in Adams County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son William Anderson in 1997;
a grandson; sisters Sylvia Bickford and Ella Scott; and brothers Perry
Farris, Fred Farris and infant brother Richard Farris.
Survivors include her children Genevieve (husband Wilber) Robertson,
Mission, Kan., Laurena (husband Leonard) Herzberg, Las Vegas, Nev., Virgil
D. (wife Sylvia) Anderson, Mission, Kan., and daughter-in-law Margaret
Anderson, Sieria Vista, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren;
and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Roland-Powers Funeral
Home in Corning with the Rev. Ken Rummer and the Rev. Jeanne Groom officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorials are to the Christian Church in Coring.
Samuel Bixler, 66, Corning, was born to Carl Kenneth and Mabel
Belle (Day) Bixler Sept. 6, 1934, in Douglas Township, Adams County. He
died Feb. 1, 2001, in Corning.
He graduated from Corning High School in 1952 then received a forestry
degree from Colorado State University. He worked for the United States
Forestry Service in many states then returned to Corning in 1990 to care
for his parents.
Mr. Bixler had lived in Adams County most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his sisters Carol (husband Jim) O'Neill of Corning
and Sarah Bixler, Pasadena, Calif.
Services were held Feb. 7 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service
in Corning with Pastor David Rubke of the Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating.
Burial was in the Nodaway Cemetery.
Memorials are in his name.
Hazel M. Butler, 99, Corning, was born to Lewis and Daisy (Houck)
Reese July 15, 1901, in Adams County. She died Jan. 25, 2001, at the Lenox
Care Center in Lenox.
She graduated from Corning High School and was married to Thomas Edwin
Butler Nov. 30, 1922.
Mrs. Butler taught five terms in rural schools and lived in Adams County.
She had lived in Corning since 1958. She was a member of the Corning United
Methodist Church and Eastern Star.
Services were held Jan. 29 at the Corning United Methodist Church with
the Rev. Andrew Rubenking and Pastor Roy Cook of-ficiating. Burial was
in the Stringtown Cemetery in Adams County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1962; twin brother
Harry Reese; and sisters Blanche McGregor and Maybelle McGregor.
Survivors include her son Jack (wife Lola) Butler, Lenox; foster daughter
Pearl (husband Dick) Lenon, Converse, Ind., seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials are in her name.
Donald William James, 89, Omaha, Neb., was born to Perry An-drew
and Martha Bea (Williams) James March 4, 1911, in Adams County. He died
Jan. 23, 2001, at Omaha, Neb.
He graduated from Capital Radio and was a World War II vet-eran; Army
Air Corp. He was married to Margaret Swartz Sept. 12, 1950, and to Matilda
Lamson Feb. 8, 1983.
Mr. James was a member of the Christian Church in Corning and the VFW
of Omaha and Council Bluffs. He was an electronic field engineer and worked
for Precision Measurement equipment lab at Offutt Air Force Base. He had
lived in Adams County and Omaha, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1973 and his sec-ond
wife in 2000; seven sister; three brothers; and a grandson.
Survivors include his children Terry (wife Charlene) James, Platte
City, Mo., Jimmy (wife Julia) James, Council Bluffs, Pamela (husband James)
Lamson, Olathe, Kan., Philip (wife Ann) James, Clinton, Mo., and Randy
(wife Connie) James, Council Bluffs; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 26 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service
in Corning with the Rev. Jeanne Groom officiating. Burial was in the Quincy
Cemetery, Adams County.
Memorials are to the International Tremor Foundation.
Norma Jean Probst, 66, Las Vegas, Nev., was born to Harold R.
and Mae (Jones) Farris Jan. 28, 1935, in Corning. She died Jan. 29, 2001,
at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.
She graduated from Corning High School in 1952 and studied for two
years at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She was married to Roy Gene
Probst April 9, 1955, in Corning.
They lived in Des Moines for a time then settled and lived most of
their life in Roy, Utah, until moving to Las Vegas in 1999.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her mother Mae Heimke, Sheffield; husband; daughters
Terri (husband Kenny) Gillespie, San Pedro, Calif., Cheri (husband Ben)
Martin, Hooper, Utah; sons Randel (wife Kim) Probst, Las Vegas, Nev., Robert
(wife Judy) Probst, Austin, Texas; brothers William (wife Leona) Farris,
Des Moines, Glen (wife Carol) Farris, Omaha, Neb.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Roland-Powers
Funeral Home in Corning with the Rev. Ken Rummer, pastor of the Presbyterian
Church in Corning, officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery,
Visitation is from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service.
Memorials are to be established.
Leona Whorton, 95, Ravenwood, Mo., was born Sept. 28, 1905, to
Thomas and Margaret "Jane" (Patton) Whorton. She died Dec. 22, 2000, at
Maryville Health Care Center in Maryville, Mo.
She was a lifetime resident of the area and graduated from Guilford
High School, Guilford. She was a member of the Raven-wood United Methodist
Church, had kept a home for her brothers, nieces and nephews, had been
a teacher for 46 years and had taught at Prescott.
Miss Whorton was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Edward
K. Whorton, William M. "Bill"" Whorton and Lowell A. Whorton; and two sisters
Nettie E. Turnipseed and Golda Farnan.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Services were held Dec. 27 at the Ravenwood United Methodist Church.
Burial was in Graves Cemetery, Guilford.
Price Funeral Home in Maryville, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.
Clifton H. "Cliff" Crowell, 69, Red Oak, was born to Harold and
Velma (Staley) Crowell Aug. 9, 1931, in Prescott. He died Jan. 19, 2001,
at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak after a sudden illness.
He graduated from the Prescott High School in 1949 then served in the
Navy during the Korean Conflict. After he returned home he worked for the
Burroughs Company, which later became Unisys. He was married to Marilyn
Lloyd Sept. 12, 1953, in Red Oak. They lived in Council Bluffs and Harlan
before moving to Red Oak in 1956.
Mr. Crowell retired from Unisys in 1986 then worked for Nel-son-Boylan
Funeral Chapel and later LeRette's TV and Appliance Store. He was a member
of the First United Methodist Church where he was a trustee and former
chairman of the administration council, also was president of the Red Oak
Public Library Board, former member of the Toastmasters, worked with the
Lifeline Program at the hospital and was a member of the hospital auxiliary
courier service as well as taking care of the scoreboard at the boys basketball
games at the high school for many years.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Bette (husband Tom) Thornburg,
Marion, and Holly Crowell, Red Oak; two grandchildren; and sister Corinne
(husband Fred) Krabbe of Council Bluffs.
Services were held Jan. 22 at the First United Methodist Church with
the Rev. Gordon Watson officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Effie McIntire, 97, Corning, was born to George Franklin and
Minnie Viola (Spencer) Dotson Dec. 29, 1903, in Montgomery County. She
died Jan. 20, 2001. at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
She had lived most of her life in Corning and was married to Benjamin
Franklin McIntire Sept. 7, 1927 in Corning.
Mrs. McIntire was a member of the Lincoln Center United Meth-odist
Church. She had done housekeeping for a number of people in Corning.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1981; son Merlyn
in 1966 and an infant sister; brothers Fred, George and Chester Dotson.
Survivors include her daughter Valora (husband Merl) Jackson, Corning;
son Galyn (wife Dolores) McIntire, Prescott; sisters Berta Booth and Jennie
Dotson, both of Corning; and sisters-in-law Marcella Dotson, Omaha, Neb.,
and Elsie Unwin, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Coen-Beaty-Pearson
Family Funeral Service with Pastor Fred Bryson officiating. Burial will
be in the Lincoln Center Cemetery.
There is open visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 to 10 a.m.
Memorials are to Alegent Health Mercy Hospital.
Cheryl Kay Jensen, 60, Cary, N.C., was born to Leland and Dorothy
Lovely of Ankeny at Iowa City. She died Jan. 16, 2001, at her home.
She grew up and attended school in Orient and was married to Keith
F. Jensen of Bridgewater in 1960. They lived in Delaware, Ohio, from 1963
to 1992, then in West Chester, Pa., where she attended Eastern College
in St. Davids, Pa., and received a ms degree in psychology then worked
as a family and domestic abuse violence counselor. In 1998 they moved to
Cary, N.C. She was employed as a social counselor in Pennsylvania and North
In Delaware she started and directed the Youth Choir at Zion United
Church of Christ, was a 4-H volunteer, worked as part of an ecumenical
church group to help Cambodian and Laotian refugees resettle in the area.
She was an active member of the Dela-ware Grace Brethren Church and explored
interests in cooking, guitar, painting, pottery and gardening and had traveled
in the United States and Europe. Also she opened and managed the Little
Professor Book Store in Delaware for three years, worked at World Wide
Games, State Farm Insurance, Jo Ann Fabrics and The Fellowship of Christian
She is survived by her parents; husband; sons Phillip (wife Leslie)
Jensen, Lakewood, Minn., and Timothy (wife Amy) Jensen, Cary, N.C.; daughter
Deborah Green, Delaware, Ohio; four grandchildren; sister Donna Standley
and her husband Ed Dombrofski of Cary, N.C.; and brother Daniel (wife Nora)
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at the
United Methodist Church in Fontanelle with burial in the Fontanelle Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Interact,
612 Wade Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27605, a shelter for abused women.
Helen Marie Hillyer, 78, Burlington, was born Feb. 26, 1922,
in Conesville. She died at her home Jan. 6, 2001.
She was married to Almon Hillyer March 13, 1943, in Iowa City.
Mrs. Hillyer had lived in Burlington since 1947. She was a member of
the Grace United Methodist Church, the Avesta Class and Peace Circle of
the church, King's Daughters and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents Rollo McKean and Anita Maxwell;
her husband; a brother and a sister.
Survivors include her children Mary (husband John) King of Corning,
Lindal Hillyer, Bettendorf, and Dr. Alice Hillyer, of Burlington; five
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 9 at the Grace United Methodist Church with
the Rev. Trevor Davis officiating. Burial was in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Grace United Methodist Church.
Eicher-Sheagren Funeral and Cremation Service of Burlington was in
charge of arrangements.
Eileen Lilly, 88, rural Greenfield, was born to Earl Sr. and
Nellie (Standley) Bloom July 11, 1912, near Bridgewater. She died Nov.
25, 2000, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
She graduated from Greenfield High School in 1929 and was married to
Les Lilly July 26, 1933. He had always farmed.
Mrs. Lilly was president of the Methodist Womens Society four years,
was Sunday School Superintendent and teacher more than 25 years and had
been a lay delegate to the United Methodist Conference. She had taught
school and was active in Farm Bu-reau, Garden Club and other clubs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Dennis,
C.L. "Kelly" and Earl Jr.
Survivors include her sons Mike (wife Marjorie) Lilly, Des Moines,
Walt (wife Gloria) Lilly, Lake Crystal, Minn., and Dick (wife Robyn) Lilly,
Pleasant Hill, Mo.; daughter Becky (husband Bob) Hodge, Logan; sisters
Fannie Kapfer and Doris Marleta Bloom, both of Greenfield; brothers Warren
(wife Wilma) Bloom, New Providence, and Wayne (wife Geri) Bloom, Villisca;
15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 28 at the Greenfield United Methodist Church.
Burial was in the Greenfield Cemetery,
Donald Genile Lovely, 92, Omaha, Neb., was born to Frank Ward
and Alta Velora (Evans) Lovely Jan. 7, 1908, in Lee Town-ship, Adair County.
He died Jan. 3, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
He graduated from high school in Greenfield and was married to Mary
Agnes Swift June 18, 1934, in Churchville.
They had lived in Adair County, Seattle, Wash., and Adams County. He
was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Corning and had been president
of the Adams County Farm Bu-reau in 1949 and 1950.
Mr. Lovely was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter Sharon
Merritt; sister Nola Speed; and brothers Kenneth and Wayne Lovely.
Survivors include his sons Donald (wife Lotti) Lovely, Bloom-ington,
Minn., John (wife Jan) Lovely, Omaha, Neb.; daughter Kathi (husband Robert)
Krause, South Sioux City, Neb.; son-in-law Jim Merritt, Roseville, Minn;
brothers Leland (wife Dorothy) Lovely and Merlin (wife Iola) Lovely; sister
Opal (husband Roger) Mattice; sisters-in-law Loretta Lovely and Mary Swift;
10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 6 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Corning
with Father Dan Siepker officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in
Memorials are to Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning was in charge
Marilyn Jean Mintzer, 68, Corning, was born to Harry and Helen
Mae (Wright) Connor Sept. 14, 1932, in Omaha, Neb. She died Jan. 1, 2001,
at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
She graduated from high school in Omaha, Neb., and was mar-ried to
William Howard Mintzer July 22, 1961 in Sioux Falls, S.D. They lived in
Butte, Mont., until moving to Adams County in 1968. She had been employed
at the Lawrence Cafe and the Wild Rose Cafe.
Mrs. Mintzer was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Corning
and the Lutheran Women Missionary League. Her hobbies were eating at the
Congregate Meal Site and playing bingo and cards with senior citizens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1976; and sister
Survivors include her sons Earl Mintzer of Corning, Harry Mintzer of
Omaha, Neb., and Bill (wife Carita) Mintzer of Corning; brothers Dick (wife
Mary) Connor, Gray, Tenn., Harry (wife Anne) Connor, Ernie (wife Sharon)
Connor, all of Chicago, Ill.; brother-in-law Lloyd Anderson, Omaha, Neb.;
and four grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 7 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Corning with
Pastor David Rubke officiating. Burial was in the Brooks Cemetery.
Memorials are to the family.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Dolores Aileen (Dory) Badgett died December 24, 2000, at home
surrounded by her family.
Born to Raymond and Inez (Robinson) Dory in Adams County, on November
She graduated from Prescott High School in 1941.
Married Wayne Raymond Badgett, in Maryville, Missouri, on January 22,
They farmed in the Corning area until moving to Oregon in 1951. There
Dolores became an active member of the Christian Church.
After returning to Iowa in 1961, Dolores and Wayne made their home
east of Corning where they ran a welding and repair shop.
Dolores was a lifetime member of the Jolly Homemakers Club and enjoyed
gardening, sewing, reading and her family.
She is preceded in death by: Her parents Raymond Dory and Inez Dudney,
step-father George Dudney, aunt Gladys (Glen) Fisher, father-in-law King
Badgett, mother-in-law Nora Badgett.
She is survived by: Her husband Wayne Badgett, children: Karolyn (Ron)
Wortman of Adel, Iowa, Larry (Isako) Badgett of rural Corning, Iowa, Jerry
Badgett of Creston, Iowa, Gary (Karen) of Corning, Iowa, grandchildren:
Debbie England of Corning, Iowa, Derek Drew of Bellevue, Nebraska, Jason
and Atalie Wortman of Cumming, Iowa, Adria Wortman of Adel, Megan Badgett
of Lincoln City, Oregon, Brian Lemke of Barnes City, Iowa, and one great-grandchild:
Tristan England of Corning, Iowa.
David Laws Erickson, 61, Mission, Kan., was born Jan. 5, 1939,
Kansas City, Mo. He died at his home Dec. 24, 2000, of pancreatic cancer.
He was married to Lola Wilson of Corning Aug. 24, 1985.
Mr. Erickson graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree
in engineering physics. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy
and was a member of the Countryside Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Athena; sisters Catherine (husband
Jim) Pond, Mission, Kan., and Laura (husband Tony) Dombrack, Colorado Springs,
Services were held at the Countryside Christian Church in Mission Dec.
29. Burial was in the Lincoln Center Cemetery, Corning.
Arrangements were by the Charter Funerals in Mission, Kan.
James Edward Haley, 69, Nodaway, was born to Thomas Harlow and
Florence Mae (Ridnour) Haley Oct. 9, 1931, in Adams County. He died at
Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 25, 2000.
He was married to Joyce Joan Rhamy Dec. 31, 1949, at the Methodist
parsonage in Nodaway.
Mr. Haley played on the Nodaway Town Team and followed his children
and grandchildren as they played in sports. His hobbies were hunting deer,
coon and birds, he also was a John Deere collector and a 4-H supporter
and water skied.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Leota Ambrose; and
brothers Clyde, Delmar and Calvin.
Survivors include his wife; daughters Connie Cleaver, Missouri Valley,
Jolene (husband Rick) Bissell, and Cheryl (husband David) Swartz, all of
Corning; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Fern (husband
Edwin) Mitchell, Parnell, Mo., Esther Travis, Corning, Doris (husband Art)
Pashek of Creston, and Darlene (husband Clifford) Palmer of Corning; sisters-in-law
Jean Haley of Corning and Dolores Haley of Nodaway.
Services were held Dec. 28 at the United Methodist Church in Nodaway
with the Rev. Robert Beard officiating, assisted by Pastor Fred Bryson.
Burial was in the Methodist Grove Cemetery near Nodaway.
Casket bearers were Chris Cleaver, Klint Bissell, Kaleb Bissell, David
Swartz, Kaden Cleaver, Kolby Bissell, Rick Bissell and Jeff Gute.
A memorial is being established.
Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca was in charge of arrangements.
Glen Roland Findley, 83, Villisca, was born to Clifford Earl
and Jessie Vesta (Kendrick) Findley Oct. 31, 1917, in rural Montgomery
County. He died Dec. 12, 2000, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in
He graduated from the Villisca Community School in 1935 and was married
to Viola Scott Aug. 5, 1939, in Maryville, Mo.
Mr. Findley owned and operated the Junction Oil Company in Tenville
for 26 years and also was a part time rural mail carrier. After retiring
from the oil company in 1979 he worked full time in the post office until
retiring from there in 1981. He was a member of the Villisca United Methodist
Church and served in the US Navy during World War II. His hobbies were
gardening, fishing, hunting, camping and bird watching.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Stacy, Bill, Clarence
and Everett Findley; and sisters Marnice Coon and Vesta Archer.
Survivors include his wife; children Joanne (husband Conrad) Amons,
Wichita, Kan., James (wife Natali) Findley, Villisca, Joy (husband Richard)
Johnson, Villisca; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother
Denzil Findley, Central Point, Ore., and sister Evelyn (husband Arleigh)
Deines, Crawford, Neb.
Services were held Dec. 15 at the United Methodist Church in Villisca
with the Rev. Robert Beard officiating. Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery
A memorial is being established.
Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca was in charge of arrangements.
G. Leslie Rogers, 79, Wayland, was born to Harry Kendall and
Dora Ethyl (Hickman) Rogers Dec. 15, 1920, in Mt. Etna. He died Dec. 13,
2000, at the Parkview Home in Wayland.
He was married to Betty Geraldine Burger in Wiley, Colo., June 5, 1945.
Mr. Rogers grew up in Mt. Etna (southwest Iowa) near Corning and later
to Kansas. He received a bachelor of science de-gree from McPherson College,
McPherson, Kan., and attended the Church of the Brethren Seminary in Elgin,
Ill., then pastored in the Church of the Brethren in Kansas for several
years and also pastored in Brooklyn for 12 years.
He was a farmer, teacher, preacher and carpenter. He taught school
in Marengo and Bagley for a total of 25 years and farmed in Mt. Etna 20
years before retiring in 1988 and moving to Wayland in 1989. He became
a member of the Bahai faith in 1977.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Nov. 19, 1993; sisters
Mildred Johannes, Ruth Wahe and Zola Dodge; brothers Gerald Rogers and
Survivors include his daughters Kathleen (husband Don) Yoder, Wayland,
and Roxanne Rogers, West Des Moines; son Stephen Rogers, Houck, Ariz.;
brother Louis Rogers, Wichita, Kan.; sisters Inez Forest, Kentucky, Enid
Grundman, Corning, and Anita Coat-ney, Glenwood; seven grandchildren; and
Services were held Dec. 16 at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mt. Pleasant
with a private committal service in the Sugar Creek Cemetery south of Wayland.
Memorials have been established for the WACO Athletic Boost-ers and
the Parkview Home in Wayland.
Edward Joseph Sullivan, 70, Modesto, Calif., was born to Arthur
and Mabel (Halverson) Sullivan Feb. 1, 1930, in Chinook, Mont. He died
Nov. 18, 2000, at his home.
After the death of his mother at the age of four and a half, he and
his brothers Alan and Paul went to live with their aunt and uncle E.T.
and Mary Cotter in Iowa. He attended rural school in Taylor County and
Corning High School.
Mr. Sullivan was a Navy veteran of the Korean War serving from 1947
to 1954. He was married to Kathleen Enarson in Red Oak and they lived in
Red Oak until moving to Modesto in 1957. He was a surveyor for Stanislaus
County Public Works for 18 years then he and his wife managed a resort
motel in Columbia, Calif. He was president of Tuolumne County Motel Association
until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 1993; broth-ers Neil,
Patrick, Francis and Eugene; sisters Mary and Teresa; sister-in-law Melba
Sullivan; brothers-in-law Bob Enarson, Dick Enarson, Duane Enarson and
Survivors include his sons Randall (wife Rose) Sullivan, Nashville,
Tenn., Rick (wife Brenda) Sullivan, Modesto; daughter Roxanne (husband
Mike) Baziuk, Manteca, Calif; sisters Helen Hoyt, Great Falls, Mont., Kay
(husband Monte) Ferguson, Lewistown, Mont.; brothers Alan (wife Marjorie)
Sullivan, Denver, Colo., and Paul Sullivan, Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters-in-law
Gloria Enarson, Modesto, Sandi Enarson, Tulsa, Okla, and Hazel Sulli-van,
Great Falls, Mont.; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 27 at Franklin and Downs Colonial Chapel in
Modesto with the Rev. Father Hung Nguyen of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic
Church in Modesto officiating. Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park in
Jean M. Kernen, 72, Villisca, was born to George O. and Marjorie
(Ervin) Graham May 31, 1928, in Hastings. She died suddenly Dec. 3, 2000,
in Mesa, Ariz.
She graduated from Villisca High School in 1945 and was married to
Kenneth Kernen May 27, 1945, in Villisca.
Mrs. Kernen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Villisca
and the Women's Circle. They lived on a farm near Villisca until moving
into Villisca in 1975. They were members of the This-n-That Club and had
spent the last 27 years wintering in Mesa, Ariz. Her hobbies were golf
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Coliss Briggs and
Georgia Sweat; and brother Tom Graham.
Survivors include her husband; sons David (wife Lenora) Kernen, Red
Oak, Gary (wife Joanne) Kernen, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and John (wife Denise)
Kernen, Villisca; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers
Charles E. (wife Elaine) Graham, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Robert (wife
Vivian) Graham, Granger.
Services were held Dec. 7 at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca with
Pastor Albert Baker officiating. Burial was in the Nodaway Cemetery at
A memorial is being established.
Barbara Ann (Carothers) Talmage died at her home in Rancho Santa
Margarita, California on Friday, Dec. 8.
She was born Jan. 3, 1934, to Mahlon W. and Thelma (Lee) Ca-rothers
in Adams County. She graduated from Corning High School in 1951 and from
Clarkson School of Nursing in 1954. She worked as a registered nurse until
her retirement in 1998. On Nov. 20, 1959, she married James Talmage.
She was preceded in death by her husband in December 1998 and both
Survivors include her two children, daughter Elizabeth and son James;
step-children David Talmage and Christine Tippett all of California; a
step-grandson; her sister Janice Wheeler of Des Moines and brother Mahlon
Lee (Evelyn) Carothers of Council Bluffs.
Pierce Brothers Anaheim Mortuary is in charge of cremation. Burial
of ashes will be at a later date.
Fern Best, Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 22, 2000. She was born
in Oakland Jan. 30, 1912. She graduated from Oakland High School and the
University of Missouri and was married to Homer Best. He died in 1988.
Mrs. Best was a retired school teacher. She had taught more than 30
years in Iowa and Texas and was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist
Church of Arlington, Texas.
She is survived by her sons William (wife Carol) Best, Robert (wife
Sammie) Best, all of Arlington, Texas; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Dec. 2 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church
in Arlington with the Rev. Bob Messer officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the
memorial for Fern Best:
Foundation for the Willed Body Program, Southwestern Medical School,
5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Room Ll-144, Dallas, Texas 75235-9143.
Willis F. Cooper, 80, Bella Vista, Ark., was born to Elmer E.
and Florence (Wilmarth) Cooper March 30, 1920, in Corning, Adams County.
He died Dec. 3, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Cooper was a meteorologist in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945
and was discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was married to
Opal Marie Havens June 24, 1944, in Omaha, Neb.
They farmed in Iowa for 40 years in Corning, Radcliffe, Williams and
Goodell. He was active in church, served on school boards, was a member
of the Farm Bureau, a Soil Conservation Society Commissioner in Williams,
Lions Club and was on the Hamilton County Extension Council. He also was
a member of the International Flying Farmers and was president of the Iowa
Flying Farmers in 1979. They moved to Arkansas in 1984 and he worked in
his home repair business from 1986 until July of this year.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife; sons LeRoy (wife Nancy) Cooper, Goodell,
Burton (wife Glenda) Cooper, Kanawha; daughters Melissa (husband Roger)
Oskvig, Pittsford, N.Y., Melinda (husband David) Brandenburg, Bella Vista,
Ark.; brother Wayne of Los Alamitos, Calif; sisters Wanda Sours of Ames,
Estella (husband Eugene) Swartz, Lenox; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Bella
Vista Community Church with the Reverend David McKay officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Bella Vista
Community Church, 75 East Lancashire Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark. 72714. Cards
may be sent to the family at 3 Salford Lane, Bella Vista, Ark. 72714.
Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd.,
Bella Vista Ark., was in charge of arrangements.
Byron E. Cotter, Littleton, Colo., was born to Henry and Bertha
(Edwards) Cotter July 6, 1923, in Taylor County, Iowa. He died Nov. 11,
2000, of a heart attack in Littleton, Colo.
He attended rural schools in Taylor County and graduated from Corning
High School in 1941. After graduation he moved to Colo-rado and was employed
at Remington Arms in Denver. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and served
in the European Theater from 1944 until 1946. After military service he
returned to Denver where he was employed by the Kaibab Lumber Company until
retiring in 1982.
In 1947 he was married to Katherine Thompson. To this union three children
were born: Marie Jereaw of Littleton, Colo, Linda (husband John) Musgrave,
Littleton; and Edward (wife Kay) Cotter, Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to
his wife and children other survivors include a brother James Burton (wife
Phyllis) Cotter, Las Ve-gas, Nev.; sister Phyllis Curry, Atlanta, Ga.;
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cotter was preceded in death by his parents; brother Bob Cotter;
and son-in-law Ray Jereaw.
Services were held Nov. 16 at the Drinkwine Family Mortuary in Littleton
with a military service and burial at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Dr.
Jonathan Hole officiated.
Harvey Harman Orr, 80, Red Oak, was born to Glen and Flor-ence
(Robison) Orr May 5, 1920, in Adams County near Windyville. He died Nov.
25, 2000, at the Vista Gardens Care Center in Red Oak.
He was raised in the Carbon area and was married to Elsie M. Penry
Sept. 4, 1948, in Corning.
Mr. Orr worked as a miner and in logging before driving a truck. They
moved to Red Oak in the early 1950s and he retired from trucking in 1973
due to poor health. He enjoyed the outdoors and camping. In June 1999 he
became a resident of Vista Gardens Care Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife June 19, 1989; and several
brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his sons Bobby Orr, Jeff Orr and Gary Orr, all of
Red Oak; Duane Orr, Oakland, Calif., and Albert (wife Misty) Orr, Nashville,
Tenn; daughters Betty Orr of Red Oak and Susan (husband Clint) Johnson,
Tiffin; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers George
"Bud" (wife Bernice) Orr, Villisca, and Dean (wife Virginia) Orr, Ft. Smith,
Ark.; sisters Rosie (husband Bill) Keever, Wichita, Kan., and Doris (husband
Leonard "Whip") Thompson, Casey;
Graveside services were held Nov. 28 at the Quincy Cemetery in Adams
County with the Rev. Monty Newton officiating.
Memorials are to the family
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in Red Oak was in charge of
James A. Sharp Jr., 73, Pawnee City, Neb., was born to James
and Ruth (Marhon) Sharp Sr. May 1, 1927, in Osceola. He died Nov. 22, 2000,
at his home from cancer.
He attended high school in Osceola and joined the Army in June 1945.
He was a corporal and worked as a nurse in the burn unit of Letterman Hospital
in San Francisco. He was discharged from the service in August 1947 then
worked as a truck driver for a few years.
Mr. Sharp was married to Pearl Mae Adamson April 9, 1954. He was a
heavy equipment operator for a rock quarry until retiring May 1, 1992.
His hobbies were gardening, cutting wood, cooking, collecting stamps
and coins. He also took good care of his wife.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ramon.
Survivors include his wife; sons Jimmy Dean (wife Beth) Sharp, Ulysses,
Kan., Kenny (wife Lavonne) Pomona, Kan., Keith Marsden, Pawnee City; and
Lawrence J. Sitzman, Table Rock, Neb.; five grandchildren; brother Lyle
of Corning; sisters Marylin Briles of Corning; Hazel Decker, Larned, Kan.,
and Sheryl (husband Steve) Paul, Waukon.
Graveside services were held Nov. 27 in Graceland Cemetery in Creston
with the Rev. Lucretia Parks officiating.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Dean Sharp, Jerremy Sharp, Chris Sharp, Keith
Marsden, Kenneth Sharp and Lawrence Sitzman.
Wherry Bros. Mortuary, Pawnee City, Neb., was in charge of arrangements.
Grace Charlotte Van Pelt was born to Elmer and Lou Ella (McCune)
Cupp on July 12, 1909 in Adams County, Iowa. Grace entered into Eternal
Rest on November 23, 2000 at the Corning Nursing & Rehabilitation Center,
at the age of 91 years, four months and 11 days.
In 1927, Grace graduated from Corning High School and was employed
for 60 years at the Stanley & Stanley law firm. presently Niielsen
& Nielsen. In her later years she worked as an Abstractor. On August
11, 1935 she was united in marriage to Floyd Donaldson Van Pelt, and to
this union three children were born. She always enjoyed working outside
in her yard and spending time with her family and was a member of the Corning
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her two daughters: Regina Kimpson of Spokane, Washington
and Shirley Kimpson of Corning, Iowa; four grandchildren: Jeff (wife Denise)
Kimpson of Boise, Idaho; Greg (wife Rebecca) Kimpson of Blackfoot, Idaho;
Lori (husband Kirk) Goldsmith, Todd (wife Lynn) Kimpson all of Corning,
Iowa; nine great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Marletta Van Pelt of
Cheyenne, Wyoming; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Her parents; husband in 1983; a brother, Chester Cupp; and an infant
son, Donald Dean, preceded her in death.
Services were held Nov. 27 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service
in Corning with Larry Anderson of Creston officiating. Burial was in Walnut
Grove Cemetery in Corning.
Casket bearers were Greg Kimpson, Justin Goldsmith, Richard Van Pelt,
Corey Van Pelt, Todd Kimpson, Rick Van Pelt, Van Neely and Eugene Van Pelt.
Memorials are in her name.
Phillip Johnson, 53, Elliott, was born to Dan and Viola (Alm)
Johnson July 31, 1947, in Elliott. He died Nov. 15, 2000, at Montgomery
County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak after an ex-tended illness.
He had lived in the Elliott area all of his life and worked for Johnson
Brothers Construction for many years then in 1979 started Phillip Johnson
Mr. Johnson was married to Linda Peterson Aug. 9, 2000, at their home
near Elliott. He was a member of the First Covenant Church and the Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks No. 1304, and was a former member of the Elliott
Volunteer Fire De-partment and Elliott Businessmen's Association.
He was preceded in death by his father July 30, 1994, and an infant
brother Danny Johnson.
Survivors include his wife; mother Viola Johnson, Red Oak; son Cody
Johnson, Red Oak; daughters Callie (husband Matt) Colberg, Gig Harbor,
Wash., and Mindy Hale, Red Oak; step-daughters Traci (husband David) Schafroth,
and Jodi (husband Scott) Perrin, both of Corning; brother Bob (wife Margaret)
Johnson, Altoona; sister Kathy (husband Kevin) Quinn, Red Oak; and 14 grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 18 at Nelson-Boylan Funeral Chapel with the
Rev. Monty Newton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Wilma Long, 78, Corning, was born to Joe and Emily (Hendrickson)
Marvick Nov. 14, 1922, in Adams County. She died Nov. 15, 2000, at Corning
Nursing & Rehab Center in Corning.
She was married to Loren Long in August 1950 and had lived in Villisca
and Adams County.
Mrs. Long had been employed as a housekeeper and had worked at Karle's
Bakery in Villisca. She was a member of the Strand Church and the Rebekah
Lodge of Red Oak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Evelyn French and
Arline Marvick; brother Willis Marvick; and sister-in-law Leila Marvick.
Survivors include her daughters Lorna (husband Dannie) Schafer and
Karen (husband Morris) Boswell, all of Corning; five grandchildren; and
Services were held Nov. 18 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service
Home in Corning with the Rev. Ken Rummer officiating. Burial was in the
Memorials are to the family.
Ray Hewitt, 95, Lenox, was born to Charles W. and Edith (But-ler)
Hewitt Aug. 25, 1905, northeast of Lenox. He died Nov. 9, 2000, at Taylor
He attended rural schools and two years of high school in Lenox. He
was married to Beatrice Denhart Nov. 24, 1926, at the United Methodist
Parsonage in Creston.
Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt lived and farmed the land where he was born. They
were members of the Prairie Star Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder
and Sunday School Superintendent. When the church closed they became members
of the United Methodist Church in Lenox. He was a former trustee for the
Grant Township Election Committee in Adams County. They moved to the Taylor
Ridge Estates in 1995.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 1998; brother Ralph;
a sister Velma (husband Orville) Bentley, who were killed in a car accident;
and brothers-in-law Orville Shawler and Russell Wurster.
Survivors include his son James (wife Lois) Hewitt, Lenox; daughters
Virginia (husband Keith) Davis, Huntsville, Ala., and Phyllis (husband
Dale) Ferguson of Atlantic; sisters Lucille Shawler, Irene Wurster and
Helen (husband Gene) Blazek, all of Creston; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held Nov. 14 at the United Methodist Church in Lenox
with Pastor Don Frizzell officiating. Burial was in the West Fairview Cemetery
Memorials are to the Lenox United Methodist Church or to char-ity in
Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox was in charge of arrangements.
Helen F. Miller
Helen F. Miller, 78, Loveland, Colo., was born to George Alfred (Fred)
and Rennie (Standley) Fox, Feb. 14, 1922, in Corning. She died at home
Nov. 6, 2000.
She graduated from Corning High School and was married to Paul A.E.
Miller in Alexandria, La., May 17, 1941,
They moved to Colorado and in 1953 to Fort Collins where she worked
in the public relations office at Colorado State University. In 1969 they
moved to San Diego Calif. Mr. Miller died Sept. 27, 1978, and in March
1980 Mrs. Miller moved to Loveland, Colo., where she has lived since. She
did volunteer work and played bridge, golfed and bowled.
Survivors include her son Jack Miller, Loveland; daughters Pat Miller,
Loveland, and Cay Hoburg, Fort Collins, Colo; four grand-children and a
Memorial services were held Nov. 13, at Kibbey Fishburn Fu-neral Home
with the Rev. John Turnage of the Loveland First Bap-tist Church officiating.
Memorials are to the charity of your choice.