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Fred Leroy Stillinger, 91, Lenox, was born to Ernest and Louise (Walters) Stillinger, May 1, 1909, in Brooks. He died Oct. 31, 2000, at the Clearview Home in Clearfield.
He grew up in the Brooks area and attended rural schools. He was married to Jessie Heimke in Yorktown in 1931. They farmed in the Stringtown area for many years and retired in 1975. In 1990, he sold his farm and moved to Lenox where he lived until entering Clearview Home in 1997.
Mr. Stillinger was an avid gardener and active in the community. He served on the Grant Township Election Board, Lenox School Board, was a member of the Lenox American Legion, Farmers Service Coop, Lake Icaria Board, had been a 4-H leader, was active in charitable organizations and involved in the functions of the Stringtown Church.
Graveside services were held Nov. 2 at the Brooks Cemetery, Brooks, with Pastor Jim Miller officiating.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 1974; sister Edna Berry; and brothers Ivan and Clyde Stillinger.
Survivors include his son Ed Stillinger, Grand Island, Neb.; two granddaughters; sisters Esther Murdock, Corning, and Bernice (husband Delmar) Lovig, Seward, Neb.; and brother Cliff Stillinger, Austin, Texas.
Memorials are to the Lenox Christmas lights.
Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox was in charge of arrangements.

Misty O'Riley West, 31, Boone, was born to Mark I. and Mary (Baker) O'Riley, Aug. 12, 1969, in Creston. She died of electrocution Nov. 5, 2000, at her home.
She graduated from Creston High School in 1987 and attended Southwestern Community College. She was married to Jack L. West Nov. 28, 1987, in Creston.
Mrs. West was deli manager of the Lincoln Center Hy Vee in Ames and had previously worked at American Home Shield in Carroll.
She was a former Cub Scout den mother, served on the Metanoia Board, an ecumenical retreat for Iowa women, was an officer in 4-H in local and county levels, attended 4-H youth camps and attended Kansas City Royale and Washington, D.C., Citizenship Conference. The family were cross country bicyclists, including riding in RAGBRAI.
They had lived in Creston, Ames, Coon Rapids and Boone.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Francis and Pauline Baker.
Survivors include her husband; sons Brian and Brandon at home; parents Mark and Mary O'Riley of Creston; brother Matt (wife Shannon) O'Riley, Creston; mother-in-law Marilyn (husband Ron) DiBiase, Council Bluffs; father-in-law Lee (wife Gloria) West, Weatherford, Texas; and grandparents Harvey and Roberta O'Riley, Creston.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston with Father Howard Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Creston.
Casket bearers are Matt O'Riley, Tim West, Rick Schafer, Joe Baker, Mike Baker and John Nyberg.
Memorials are to the family or State 4-H Foundation in Ames.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Creston is in charge of arrangements.

Lois M. Bryson, 80, Villisca, was born Dec. 18, 1920, to Arthur T. and Ethel Florence (Fast) Bergren at her home near Morton Mills. She died Oct. 14, 2000, at the Villisca Good Samaritan Care Center.
She graduated from the Villisca Community School in 1938 and was married to Frederick Bryson Sept. 20, 1940, on the family farm near Morton Mills.
Mrs. Bryson was a bookkeeper for Focht Insurance for several years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the UMW, VFW La-dies Auxiliary, was chairman of the Yard and Garden Committee and on the Montgomery County Cancer Board.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister Maxine Campbell.
Survivors include her son Frederick W. Bryson, Shenandoah; daughter Marsha (husband Roger) Shepherd, Villisca; four granddaughters; sister Beverly (husband Darwin) Buch, Clarinda; brother Duane Bergren, Morton Mills; sister-in-law Madeline Bergren, Red Oak; and brother-in-law Wayne Campbell, Griswold.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the United Methodist church in Villisca with the Rev. Robert Beard officiating. Burial will be in the Villisca Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Methodist Church, Yard & Garden Club, Villisca Rescue, Company F Memorial Fund or the FFA Reno Smith Chapter.
Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Charles Kapple, 81, Corning, was born to Charles Theodore and Lillian Bell (Gustine) Kapple Dec. 11, 1918, in Taylor County. He died Oct. 10, 2000, at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
He attended rural school in Taylor County and had lived in the Corning area all of his life. He was married to Mildred Cox. She died in 1949 and he was married to Dorris Hoskinson June 28, 1953, in Corning.
Mr. Kapple had been a farmer, worked at Wilmarth Oil Station, was employed by the Corning Street Department 12 years, the last years as street commissioner. After retiring he was employed at the Roland Lindsay Funeral Home in Corning. He was a member of the Corning United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and step-mother Charlotte Bopp Kapple; his first wife; sisters Bernice Kapple Smith and Faye Kapple Insley; and brother Roy Lee Kapple.
Survivors include his wife; sons Lowell Wayne Kapple, Glenwood, and Byron Lee (wife Janice) Kapple, Portland, Mo.; brother-in-law Gene (wife Ann) Hoskinson, Arvada, Colo.; three step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 14 at the Roland Powers Funeral Home in Corning with the Rev. Robert Smith and the Rev. Andy Rubenking officiating. Burial was in Methodist Grove Cemetery at Brooks.
Memorials are to the American Heart Association or the United Methodist Church.

Warren James Mitchell, 84, Corning, was born to Henry John and Jennie (Starks) Mitchell Oct. 2, 1916, in Taylor County. He died Oct. 10, 2000, at the Good Samaritan Center in Villisca.
He attended Fairview Holt No. 2 rural school in Taylor County and graduated from Corning High School in 1934. He was married to Lois Fox Feb. 15, 1939, in Glenwood.
They farmed south of Corning until retiring in 1982.
Mr. Mitchell was a member of the Fairview United Church of Christ south of Corning. He was a 4-H leader for several years.
Services were held Oct. 16 at the Roland-Powers Funeral Home in Corning with Shonda Deranleau of the Fairview United Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in Prairie Rose Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Edward Mitchell, Fred Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Tony Mitchell, Ken Pangburn and Dick Watts.
Honorary casket bearers were Jim Dunn, Aaron Mitchell, Charles Mitchell, Joe Mitchell and Mike Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 1996; parents-in-law; sister-in-law Verda and her husband Elmer Watts; brothers-in-law John Thomas and Earl Goldsmith.
Survivors include his sons Robert (wife Marge) Mitchell, Portland, Ore., Fred (wife Ramute) Mitchell, Omaha, Neb., Edward (wife Julie) Mitchell, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Charles Mitchell, Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters Lucille Thomas and Ruth Goldsmith, Corning.
Memorials are to the Parkinson Foundation.

Martha Mullinix, 78, Prescott, was born to Joseph Paul and Ethel Hurd (Nunn) Clark Oct. 18, 1921, in Baltimore, Md. She died at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Oct. 10, 2000.
She graduated from Sykesville High School in 1939 and received an associate degree in occupational therapy in Maryland. March 6, 1940, she was married to Ralph Thomas Mullinix.
Mrs. Mullinix lived and worked as an occupational therapist in Maryland and retired in 1979. She moved to West Virginia then to Adams County in February 1991. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Prescott.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her former husband of Baltimore, Md.; son Gordon (wife Sylvia) Mullinix; and daughter Paula Mullinix, all of Prescott; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 13 at the United Church of Christ in Prescott with the Rev. Jeanne Groom officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Prescott.
Casket bearers were Ron Walters, Bobby Shires, Don Perry, Dick Pettit, Danny Shires and Roy Minder.
Honorary bearers were Marjorie Turner, Pat Steeve, Donnis Richey, Juanita Wetzel and Doris Baker.
Memorials are to the United Church of Christ in Prescott.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine G. Bixler, 56, Sioux City, was born to Carl Wesley and Ruth (Preston) Rex April 19, 1944, near Prescott in Adams County. She died Oct. 5, 2000.
She was married to Edward John Posa Jan. 10, 1959, at Corning, then was married to Frank Bixler in February 1970 at Corning.
Mrs. Bixler had lived in Lincoln, Neb., Amarillo, Texas, Miami, Fla., in St. Cloud, Minn., almost 20 years where she was an ac-countant for Fingerhut Corporation, and the last five years she had lived in Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her father, husband Frank Bixler and infant son Russell Posa.
Survivors include her mother Ruth Rex, Lenox; children Rick (wife Debra) Posa, Olathe, Kan., and Robin Posa, St. Cloud, Minn.; sisters Kathy (husband Rich) Hartung, Omaha, Neb., and Evelyn (husband Al) Espinosa, Sioux City; six grandchildren; and the father of Rick and Robin.
Services were held Oct. 10 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Fu-neral Service in Corning with the Rev. Andrew Rubinking officiat-ing. After cremation the ashes will be buried at a later date in the Carl Cemetery.
Memorials are in her name.

Helen L. Olson, 63, Roca, Neb., was born to Clement and Goldie Jacobs April 13, 1937, in Corning.
She was married to Floyd Olson June 4, 1955, at Mount Cal-vary Lutheran Church in Villisca.
Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by her father and son Douglas.
Survivors include her husband; son Donald of Roca, daugh-ters Cynthia (husband Allen) Baier and Linda (husband Craig) Behrend, both of Lincoln, Neb.; mother Goldie Jacobs of Corning; brothers Hubert (wife Jeri) Jacobs, Omaha, Neb., Dale (wife Ila) Jacobs, Bettendorf, Lyle (wife Eva) Jacobs, Council Bluffs, Charles (wife Evelyn) Jacobs, Gardenville, Nev., and Marvin Jacobs, Omaha; sister Elizabeth (husband Marvin) Nickell, Gretna, Neb.; and five grandchildren.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Marilyn Cross, 59, Corning, was born to John Wesley and Anna Marie (Nelson) Ward June 10, 1941, at Wiota. She died Sept. 27, 2000, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
She attended high school in Wiota and was married to Miles Cross Sr. April 1, 1958, at Atlantic. She had been employed at Helping Hands Center in Corning and at UARCO in Corning.
She was preceded in death by her father and sisters Rose Marie Euckert and Letha Weiss.
Survivors include her husband of Mt. Etna; mother Anna Ward, Atlantic; daughter Tammy (husband Dale) Whitnah, Oregon, Mo.; sons Terry (wife Joan) Cross, Corning; Miles Jr. (wife Shelly) Cross, and Donald Cross, all of Mt. Etna; brothers Donald (wife Gerldine) Ward, Atlantic, Larry (wife Kay) Ward, Wiota, Howard (wife Barb) Ward, Grant, Kenny (wife Judy) Ward, Lincoln Neb., and Richard (wife Janie) Ward, Plano, Texas; sister Nola (husband Bob) Brown, Anita; and 19 grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 2 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Services in Corning with the Rev. Richard Iske officiating. Burial was in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Mt. Etna.
Memorials are in her name.

Inez Keever, 99, Corning, was born to Sherman L. and Edna (Wilson) Wynn June 26, 1901, at Prescott. She died at her home Sept. 28, 2000.
She graduated from Lenox High School and from Simpson College with a teaching degree. She taught in Prescott and Lenox schools and was married to Dow Keever in 1929. Mrs. Keever lived in Kansas as a child and had spent most of her life in the Adams and Taylor County area.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Corning and the womens organization in the church, the Womens Club, PEO and was a charter member of the Rose Ann Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jessie Wynn and Percy Wynn; sisters Dorothy Walter and Juanita Harper.
Survivors include her sons Bill (wife Rosella) Keever, Wichita, Kan., and Jerry Keever, Monroe, La.; sister-in-law Louise Wynn, Lenox; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 3 at the Presbyterian Church in Corning with the Rev. Ken Rummer officiating. Burial was in evergreen Cemetery at Prescott.
Memorials are to the Presbyterian Church in Corning.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning was in charge of arrangements.

Emily Lynn Larkin, 22, Costa Rica, was born to James E. and Jennifer Lynn (Stargell) Larkin Dec. 16, 1977, at Rosary Hospital in Corning. She died Sept. 25, 2000, at Cima Hospital, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Emily attended Jefferson Developmental Center in Creston and Helen Davis State School in Saint Joseph, Mo. She lived in Corning 12 years, moved to Saint Joseph in 1988 and had lived in Costa Rica since June 1997.
Services were held Oct. 1 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Corning with Father Dan Seipker officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning.
Personal funeral directors were Lowell Coburn and Jay Watson.
Casket bearers were Brian Gach, Stan Hopkins, Ron Miller, John Jarrett, Doug Knetzer and Keith Lindell.
She was preceded in death by a brother Nathaniel Jay and grandparents Jim and Catherine Larkin.
Survivors include her parents Jim Larkin, San Jose, Costa Rica and Jennifer Larkin, Saint Joseph, Mo.; brothers Joseph Larkin, Farmington, N.M., Michael Larkin, Louisville, Ky., and foster-brother Joe Herrera of St. Joseph, Mo.
Memorials are to Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Services in Corning was in charge of arrangements.

Georgia Lynn Sullivan, 43, Sioux City, was born to Vincent and Glenna Mae (West) Sullivan April 18, 1957, in Corning. She died Sept. 26, 2000, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.
She graduated from Corning High School in 1976 and received a bachelor's degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville after attending college two years in Creston.
Miss Sullivan worked for Wilson, Bonnett & Christiansen Law Firm in Lenox before moving to Sioux City where she worked 16 years for the IRS.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Survivors include her parents; sister Ann (husband John) Coulter of Creston, and brother Joseph Sullivan of Norwalk.
Services were held Oct. 2 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning with Father Dan Siepker officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Corning.
Casket bearers were Bernard Roberts, Kenneth Hickman, Mike Jackson, Randall Fleharty, Randy Marn and Ed Sullivan.
Honorary bearers were John Coulter, Josh Coulter, Sarah Sullivan, Ann Coulter, Joe Sullivan and Nicole Sullivan.
Memorials are in her name.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Eugene Pearson, 96, Corning, was born to William and Lura Lizzett (Smith) Pearson March 30, 1904, in Adair County. He died Sept. 14, 2000, at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center in Villisca.
He lived on a farm south of Fontanelle and attended rural school and one year at Fisk. Later the family moved southeast of Carl. Donald's hobby was baseball in which he participated for many years.
He was married to Dortha Falconer Jan. 20, 1926, at the home of her parents south of Carl. They farmed seven miles north of Corning on the Wycoff place and settled on the Falconer farm in 1940 where they farmed and lived until moving to the Villisca Good Samaritan Care Center in 1998.
Mr. Pearson also was a seed corn dealer, raised dairy and stock cattle and also hauled livestock for others to the market in Omaha. Their grandchildren remember them best for their attendance at almost all of their school activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife; son Marlin (wife Elinor) Pearson; daughter Evelyn Chappell of Corning; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 16 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning with the Rev. Fred Bryson officiating. Burial was in the Carl Cemetery at Carl.
Casket bearers were Stan Pearson, Doug Pearson, Jim Chappell, Curt Pearson, Rod Kester, Gordon Lundberg, Dave Zimmerman, Paul Johannes and John Conrads.
Memorials are the Carl United Methodist Church or charity of choice.

Bernard Joseph Moore, 87, 1249 70th Street, Windsor Hieghts, Des Moines, was born April 8, 1913, to Robert W. and Mary T. (Waters) Moore of rural Mt. Etna. He died Sept. 10, 2000, at Hospice Cavanagh House. The body was donated to University Hospitals of Iowa City. Memorial services were held Sept. 16 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Des Moines where he was a member.
Mr. Moore had lived in Des Moines since 1960. He worked at Younkers' warehouse before retiring. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was one of the first Americans to cross the Rhine River. His hobbies were big band music and bowling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include his brothers Robert of Kansas City, Kan., and Tom of San Jose, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines was in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Louise Nelson, 73, Sharpsburg, was born to John and Mae (Bolte) Krohmer Sept. 14, 1926, in Clearfield. She died Sept. 5, 2000, in Lenox.
She grew up in the Lenox/Clearfield area and graduated from Lenox High School. She was married to Paul Roberts in Lenox Dec. 23, 1944.
Mrs. Nelson was employed more than 26 years at Rosary Hos-pital in Corning. She retired after her marriage to George Nelson March 8, 1987, in Sharpsburg. She was a member of the Sharpsburg United Methodist Church and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was active in her church and the com-munity and started the Bolte family reunions.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband; children Loretta (husband Sunny) Sewell, Norman, Okla., Becky White, Fallon, Nev., Rick (wife Lin) Nelson, Lenox, and Kris (husband Dean) Palmer, Rice, Va.; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and brother Don (wife Pat) Krohmer, Des Moines.
Services were held Sept. 8 at the United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg with Pastor Al Rusk officiating. Burial was in the West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox was in charge of arrangements.

Grace Vernon Owens, 93, Omaha, Neb., was born to Benjamin Lee and Eva Mae (Pierce) Brown March 19, 1907, in Ridgeway, Mo. She died Sept. 9, 2000, at Life Care Center in Omaha.
She graduated from Ridgeway High School and attended Northwest Missouri Teachers College in Maryville, Mo. She taught three years in rural school before she was married to Evert Lee Owens Dec. 2, 1927, in Lamoni. They owned and operated a Mobil Gas Station in Prescott. After her children were out of school she did substitute teaching in the Prescott schools. In the early 1960s she worked for three years at Pappetties in Lenox and had worked at the Prescott Community School kitchen.
Mrs. Owens lived in Missouri 37 years before moving to Prescott in 1944 where she lived 48 years until moving to Omaha in 1992, and entered the life care center in April 2000. She was a member of the Prescott United Church where she had served as an elder, was a Sunday School teacher and a youth camp coun-selor.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1985; brothers James, who died at birth, and Harley (Buster) Elsworth.
Survivors include her son Jack (wife Elsie) Owens, St. Louis, Mo.; and Donna (husband Frank) Cheever, Omaha, Neb.; brothers Clark (wife Christine) Brown, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bob (wife Shirley) Brown, Rolla, Mo.; sisters Claudia ( husband Alva) Gray, Plattsburg, Mo., and Lucille Polley, Bethany, Mo.; eight grandchil-dren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Prescott United Church (Disciples of Christ) with Dr. Jeanne Groom officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Blythedale, Mo. Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and with the family from 7 to 8 p.m.
Memorials are to the Prescott United Church.
Roland-Powers Funeral Home in Corning is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Jane Domanico, 56, Spokane, Wash., was born to Clara and Ross Bailiff March 28, 1944, in Corning. She died at the Dea-coness Hospital August 27, 2000, after battling cancer for 10 years.
She was raised on the family farm north of Corning and graduated from Corning High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Iowa State University in Ames and was mar-ried to Gene Domanico.
Mrs. Domanico began her lifelong career working with the blind in 1973. She was a counselor and rehabilitation teacher at the Iowa Commission for the Blind. In 1976 she moved with her husband to Spokane and began working for the Lilac Blind Foun-dation. While there she was instrumental in making training avail-able to the blind in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. She was executive director of the Lilac Blind Foundation Board of Di-rectors and the Volunteers of America, past president and treasurer of the Spokane Lady Lions and was closely involved with Spokane Central Lions Club. She also was past chair of United Way of Spokane County Agency Executive Association and served on various United Way committees, representing the Lilac Blind Foundation. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Otis Or-chards, a member of Delta Zeta alumnae of Spokane and past president and treasurer.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband; son Jason (wife Jill) Do-manico, Seattle; mother Clara Bailiff of Corning; sister Rosemary (husband Dwight) Teel, Columbia, Mo.; brothers Jack (wife Joyce) Bailiff and Nicholas (wife Sheila) Bailiff, both of Prescott; and two grandchildren. Her family also includes Frank Domanico, Des Moines, Melody Domanico, Minneapolis, Minn., Joe Domanico, Dallas, Texas. Joy (husband Joe) Funaro, Sacramento, Calif., and Jon Domanico, Spokane.
Funeral Mass was held Aug. 31 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane with the Rev. Ted Bradley celebrant.
There will be a memorial service at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Corning United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rubenking officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lilac Blind Foun-dation, North 1212 Howard, Spokane, Wash. 99201.
Ball & Dodd Funeral Home - South was in charge of arrangements.

E. Marie Tindall, 90, Corning, was born to Ralph O. and Eslie Edna (Snyder) Bargenholt Aug. 2, 1910, on a farm northwest of Carl. She died Aug. 31, 2000, at the Clearview Home in Clearfield.
At the age of four she moved to Corning and attended school in the Rawson building then graduated from the old Corning High School in 1927. She taught school two years in Carl Township, a year at the French Colony and two years in Carbon.
She was married to Vaughn Russell Tindall Dec. 31, 1932, and they made their home in Corning.
Mrs. Tindall was a member of the Corning United Methodist Church, taught church school and was the church school super-intendent more than 20 years. She was a member of the WSCS (now UMW) and was mentioned in the Methodist Who's Who. She was a substitute teacher and also worked in the Corning School lunch room 10 years.
She was preceded in death by parents; husband in 1992; and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include her daughters Cheri (husband Charles) Griffith, Exton, Pa., and Michelle (husband Doug) Leonard of Corning; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sept. 4 at the Corning United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andrew Rubenking officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Quincy, Adams County.
Casket bearers were Doug Leonard, Charles Griffith, Kevin Griffith, Howard (Lindy) Stargell, Rex Townsend, Larry Drew, Jim Christenson and Tom Briles.
Memorials are to the Corning United Methodist Church and/or the Clearview Home.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Debora "Debbie" L. Russell, 39, Corning, was born to Dale Edward and Thelda Lois (Pickerell) Kinser Oct. 17, 1960, in Corning. She died Aug. 25, 2000, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospi-tal in Corning.
She graduated from Corning High School in 1979 and was married to John Alvin Russell Sept. 8, 1979.
Mrs. Russell had worked five years at Burcliff and at Bunn O Matic in Creston the last 13 years. She was a member of the Wil-liamson Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father in 1998; brothers Roy, Charles and Ray Kinser.
Survivors include her mother "Susie" Kinser of Corning; hus-band; daughter Trisha (husband Todd) Boughm, Omaha, Neb., and son Jay Russell, Corning; brother Rex (wife Tina) Kinser, Corning; sisters Pam (husband Ron) Goodson, Ankeny; and Dixie (husband Mick) Adams, Lewis; and one grandchild.
Services were held Aug. 29 at the Corning United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andrew Rubenking and the Rev. Gerry Kahler officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Corning.
Memorials are in her name.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning was in charge of arrangements.

Alice Isabel Murphy, 83, Corning, was born to Luther Franklin and Laura Jane (Fickel) Shinkle Oct. 10, 1916, in Adams County. She died Aug. 25, 2000, at Immanual Lutheran Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
She attended Carl Community Schools and was married to Claud L. Harvin Dec. 29, 1940. He died in 1967. She was married to Francis H. Murphy Dec. 5, 1968 and he died in 1978.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Creston United Methodist Church. She had worked at the Adams County Farm, owned her own cafe, and also had worked as a cook with Francis in the Linn County Care Facility for nine years. Her hobbies were playing cards, traveling and collecting stamps. After moving to Creston 20 years ago, she had attended the Senior Citizen's Mealsite.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; brothers Kenneth, Edward and Earl Shinkle; sisters Audrey McGrath, Lois Maloney and Leah Ogden; five brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.
Survivors include her sister La Dean Hermansen, Corning; sister-in-law Edna Shinkle, Creston; and step-children.
Services were held Aug. 28 at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning conducted by the Rev. Tom Shinkle. Burial was in the Carl Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Steve Shinkle, John Shinkle, Floyd Shinkle, Tom Shinkle, Jim Phillips, Ron Layton, Mike Maloney and Jim Maloney.
Memorials are to the Alzheimer Association, Carl United Meth-odist Church or the Creston Congregate Meals.

Funeral services for 56-years, 8 months, and 15 days old Carol Ann Holker McPherson of Mountain Home, AR. were Sunday, August 20, 2000 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. McPherson died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, from a gun shot at her residence. Her husband then took his own life.
She was born Dec. 1, 1943, in Creston, IA, to Henry J. and Pearl Wilson Holker. She attended Corning Schools. She was married to Thomas Fleming and later divorced. She married Major L. McPherson, October 10, 1994. She had lived in Mountain Home, AR. since 1976, moving from Diamond Bar, Calif., she was a civil process server, caregiver and rancher. Carol enjoyed working and caring for older people, cooking, spending time outside with her animals and most of all the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Mrs. McPherson is survived by one daughter, Janet Anderson and Lynn of Yellville, AR., two sons, Thomas H. Fleming Jr. and wife, Alice of Pensacola, Fla., and Timothy D. Fleming and wife, Lynett of Viola, AR.; six grandchildren, Christopher and Hope An-derson, Joshua, Daniel, Levi and Taylor Fleming; six sisters, Lavone Holdren and husband, Robert and Delores Hill and husband Jack E. of Corning, IA., Darlene Cross and husband, William, of Bedford, IA., Lola Johnston Indianola, IA., Belva Dean Day and husband Robert, and Cheryle Head and husband, Carl, all of Mountain Home, AR; one step-son and one step-daughter; five step-grandchildren; lifetime friend Roy Ray Griffith of Fort Collins, Colo.; and several nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Doyle and one niece, Caye Cross Keith.
Burial will be private.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Duane E. Archer, 71, Waukee, was born in Conway. He died of cardiac arrest Aug. 13, 2000, at Salida, Colo.
He had lived most of his life in West Des Moines and the last four years in Waukee. He was retired from Sysco as a national ac-counts manager then worked as a purchasing director with Con-solidated Management for six years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in West Des Moines.
Mr. Archer was preceded in death by his father, son Mike and a brother Larry Archer.
He is survived by his wife Dorine, Waukee; mother Alta Archer, Corning; son Dennis (wife Claudia) Archer, St. Francis, Minn.; daughter Donna Lane, West Des Moines; brother Dean Archer, Fort Dodge; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held August 17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in West Des Moines. Burial was in Prairie Rose Cemetery, Corning.
Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines was in charge of ar-rangements.

Charles Raymond Crouse, 66, Villisca, was born to Raymond (Swede) and Opal (Wheeler) Crouse March 6, 1934, on a farm north of Villisca. He died Aug. 17, 2000, at Omaha, Neb.
He grew up in Washington Township, attended rural schools in Montgomery County and graduated from Villisca High School in 1951. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korean War, returning to Villisca in 1956 to farm with his father.
He was married to Janet Anderson June 6, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in Chariton.
After farming 35 years they sold their farm and moved to Vil-lisca where he worked for the Soil Conservation Service then op-erated a lawn and snow removal service.
He was a Shriner, Master of the Villisca Masonic Lodge, mem-ber of the Order of the Eastern Star, had been a commander of the American Legion; a VFW member, member of the National Guard, a member of the Villisca School Board, trustee for Washington Township, a 4-H leader for the Tenville Tooters Club, and a mem-ber of the United Methodist Church in Villisca.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include hs wife; son Brett (wife Kristin) Crouse, Iowa City; daughter Amy (husband Erik) Lipins, Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren; sister Charlotte (husband Larry) Baker, Villisca; brother Jim (wife Sharon) Crouse, Crete, Neb.; and brother-in-law Robert (wife Sandy) Anderson, Grinnell.
Funeral services were held Aug. 21 at the United Methodist Church in Villisca with the Rev. Robert Beard officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery.
Memorials are to the Alzheimers Association or the Methodist Church.
Wolfe Funeral Home of Villisca was in charge of arrangements.

Carol Fleming McPherson, 56, Mountain Home, Ark., was born to Henry and Pearl (Wilson) Holker Dec. 1, 1943, in Creston. She died at her home Aug. 16, 2000.
She was a LPN, civil process server, caregiver and rancher.
She had lived in Mountain Home since 1976 and in Diamond Bar, Calif., before that.
Mrs. McPherson was preceded in death by her parents and brother Doyle.
Survivors include her sons Thomas H. (wife Alice E.) Fleming Jr., Pensacola, Fla., Timothy D. (wife Lynette) Fleming, Viola, Ark.; daughter Janet Anderson, Yellville, Ark.; six grandchildren; sisters Lavonne (husband Robert) Holdren, Corning; Darlene (husband William) Cross, Bedford, Lola Johnston, Knoxville, Belva Dean (husband Robert) Day, Mountain Home, Ark., Delores (husband Jack) Hill, Corning, and Cheryle (husband Carl) Head, Mountain Home, Ark.
Services were held Aug. 20 at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Mountain Home with a private burial.
Her grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.

Dorothy Mary Spring, 90, Lenox, was born to George and Sarah Margaret (Purviance) McLean Dec. 24, 1909, at Cromwell. She died Aug. 20, 2000, at the Lenox Care Center in Lenox.
She attended schools in Cromwell and was married to Earnest Harold Spring Oct. 2, 1938. She was a lifetime resident of the Adams County area and had worked several years in the Corning school lunch program.
Mrs. Spring was preceded in death by her parents; husband Nov. 13, 1993; brother George; and sisters Mable and Sarah.
Survivors include her daughter Helen Louise (husband Adrian) Blake, Gravity; son Harold LeRoy (wife Linda) Spring, Sharpsburg; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 22 at the Roland-Powers Funeral Home in Corning with the Rev. Ken Rummer, pastor of the Corning Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Corning.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Margaret Elizabeth Wood, 84, Wickenburg, Ariz., was born in Algona July 13, 1915. She died Aug. 5, 2000, after a long illness.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years C. Gerald "Jerry" Wood; sister Jean (husband Robert) Craig, Wayne, Pa.; sons Richard (wife Diane) Wood, Ortonville, Mich., Paul (wife Sandy) Wood, Bernardsville, N.J., and Bruce Wood of San Diego, Calif.; daughter Anne (husband William) Schelling, Tempe, Ariz.; brother-in-law Francis (wife Marjorie) Wood, Corning; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A private memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association of Arizona, 102 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, Ariz. 85003.

William A. (Bill) Myers. 74, Corning, was born to Arnold Encil and Ella May (Lawrence) Myers Aug. 11, 1925, near Brooks. He died Aug. 7, 2000, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
He attended rural school at Brooks and Douglas No. 7 in Adams County until his family moved to Corning where he graduated from high school in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II from October 1943 until January 1946. He attended mechanics school in Fargo, N.D., and later was an apprentice under Merlin Drew learning auto body repair. He worked at Ruben Brothers Garage, Campbell and Tindall Garage and Drew's Body Shop, all of Corning and Dick Price Motors of Wichita, Kan., and also for Boeing Aircraft two years in Wichita.
On Aug. 6, 1950, he was married to June Irene Ternahan in Corning.
Mr. Myers was a member of the Corning Christian Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher and deacon, a member of American Legion Ourcq Post No. 117, the Adams County Genealogical Society and the Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Association. His hobbies included wood working reading, fishing and camping.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Edna and brother Donald.
Survivors include his wife; sons Steven of Merriam, Kan., Donald (wife Kathy) of Sharpsburg; daughters Sandra Carpenter, Urbandale, and Julie (husband Brian) Matlage, Olathe, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held Aug. 12 at the Corning Christian Church with Dr. Jeanne Groom officiating and military rites by Ourcq Post No. 117, Corning. Burial was in the Brooks Cemetery.
Casket bearers were John Nevius, Stanley Core, Larry Drew, Carl Patterson, Donald Pfander and Joe Johnston.
Honorary bearers were Melvin Hill, Charles Yearington, Del Richardson, Fred McCard, Olin Kimball and Ray Thomas.
Memorials are in his name.
Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

John Alden Snyder, 84, Wilmington, Del., was born to Alden Eugene and Florence (Baxter) Snyder Feb. 6, 1916. He died Aug. 8, 2000, at the Kentmere Nursing Home in Wilmington.
On April 1, 1918, the family moved to Hollsboro, Ill., where his father became the farm adviser of Montgomery County under the University of Illinois Extension Service.
Snyder was employed by Inland Steel Company in Indiana for several years and later was on the faculty of the University of Illinois. He joined the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Del., where he remained for 40 years.
He was married to Ethel Smith in 1947 and they were the parents of three sons: John A. Snyder Jr., Boston, Mass., and Timothy Snyder, Boston, Mass., and Bayard Snyder, Wilmington, Del.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 1999; and brother Dr. Robert Snyder.
Survivors include his sons; sisters Dr. Lillian M. Snyder, Nauvoo, Ill, and Mrs. Helen Whatley, Corpus Christi, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Memorials are to the Lillian Snyder Icarian Living History Foundation, Inc., 530 South Winchester St., Nauvoo, IL 62354.

Joan Elaine Wombacher, 59, Tacoma, Wash., was born Sept. 16, 1940, to Veta (Landon) and Arthur Lenz in Taylor County. She died at her home Aug. 10, 2000.
She attended school in Corning and was an active member of 4-H, vocal music and athletics. She graduated in 1959 and was married to Donald Lee Adams Feb. 11, 1961, in Ralston, Neb. She lived in Red Oak many years and was employed at Union Carbide. She moved to Tacoma and graduated from Bates college with a degree in nursing. On Aug. 29, 1980, she was married to Donald Ray Wombacher in Tacoma. For the past 20 years she has been employed as a nurse with Tacoma General Hospital.
Mrs. Wombacher was preceded in death by her father in 1959 and brother Dale in 1995.
Survivors include her husband; mother Veta (husband Orville) Beal, Cumberland; daughters Michele (husband Tony) Johnson, Red Oak, Lisa (husband Willie) Judd, Kennewick, Wash., and Terri (husband Doug) Freund, Atlantic; five step-children of Tacoma; nine grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; brothers Larry (wife Jean) Lenz, Nodaway, Paul (wife Arleata) Lenz, Kansas City, Mo., David (wife Joan) Lenz, Cumberland, Dennis Lenz, Atlantic, and Roger Lenz, Atlanta, Ga.; and sister Donna Edwards, Corning.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. John's United Church of Christ south of Lyman with the Rev. James Hansen officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in Red Oak.

Richard Talty, 93, Corning, was born to Joseph W. and Helena Agnes (McMahon) Talty July 10, 1907, in Cass County. He died Aug. 6, 2000, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
He was married to Opal Wheatley April 11, 1931, in Corning.
Mr. Talty was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning, an original member of the Corning Saddle Club, a past president of the Corning School Board and of the American Angus Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Edmund; and sister Zita Morgan.
Survivors include his wife; daughters Joan (husband Fred) Rupp, Sioux City, Jean (husband Norwyn) Williams, Plano, Texas, and Donna (husband Charles) Goodrich of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister Clare Hogan, Mesa, Ariz.
Services were held Aug. 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning with Father Dan Siepker officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Corning.
Casket bearers were Steve Williams, Bill Rupp, Mike Wil-liams, Paul Maeder, Tom Williams, Richard Rupp and David Rupp.
Memorials are to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
Coen-Beaty Pearson Funeral Home in Corning was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Roy Krauth, 81, Corning, was born to Arthur Grant and Bernice (Mills) Krauth March 31, 1919, in Cass County. He died at his home July 26, 2000.
He spent his youth in Cass County and moved to Jasper Township in Adams County in 1936 where he continued to farm. He was married to Jessie Roberts Feb. 25, 1941.
Mr. Krauth's later life was focused on small scale farming and gardening. He drove the Farm Service gas truck until retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Happy Hollow Country Club and the Corning United Methodist Church, transferring from Evangelical & Reform at Victoria Center in Cass County.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Rex and Leo Krauth; and brother-in-law Lewis Bissell.
Survivors include his wife; daughters Judy (husband Donald) Stout, Tulsa, Okla., Nan (husband Charles) Knapp, Missouri City, Texas; sons Dennis (wife Debbie) Krauth, Boone, Douglas Krauth, Cherokee, and David (wife Julie) Krauth, Prescott; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Ted (wife Lucille) Krauth, Phoenix, Ariz.; and sisters Mildred (husband Joe) Matone, Sun City, Ariz., and Jean Bissell of Corning.
Services were held July 29 at the United Methodist Church in Corning with the Rev. Andrew Rubenking officiating. burial was in Victoria Center Cemetery, Massena.
Casket bearers were Spencer Stout, Brad Krauth, Tony Krauth, Jeffrey Stout, Jason Krauth, Todd Krauth and Josh Clarke.
Honorary bearers were J.C. Morrison, Carl Oglesbee, Ronald Brokaw, LeRoy McCuen, Russell Olive, Robert Mack, Denny John-son, Dean Stamps, Wayne Crill, Kenny Bissell and Dr. J.K. Hynnek.
Memorials are to the Corning United Methodist Church.
Coen-Beaty Pearson Funeral Home in Corning was in charge of arrangements.

Vincent J. Hogan, 94, Mesa, Ariz., died at Hospice of Arizona after a few months illness.
He is survived by his wife Clare, 4550 E. Escondido, Mesa, Ariz. 85206; son Jim (wife Margaret) Hogan, Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughters Janice (husband Bob) Schiltgen, Lake Elmo, Minn., and Phyllis (husband Charles) Grosscup, Glendale, Ariz.; grandchildren Colleen (husband Richard) Crisera and Mike (wife Liz) Hogan; great-grandchildren Sean and Leland Hogan, Brendan, Melanie and Emilia Crisera.
He was raised and attended school in Corning and farmed in Adams County the first half of his life. He was a pilot and a mem-ber of the Flying Farmers of America.
Services were held July 22 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mesa.
Memorials are to the Hospice of Arizona, 2222 W. Northern, Suite A 100, Phoenix, Ariz. 85021.

Joseph Edward Ryan, 49, Red Wing, Minn., was born to Leo and Elda (Lawrence) Ryan June 21, 1951, at Creston. He died July 16, 2000, at his home.
He graduated from Lenox Community Schools and attended Northwest Missouri State University. He served in the Army National Guard from July 1971 to May 20, 1977.
Mr. Ryan was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lenox and farmed in the Lenox area. In 1984 he moved to Red Wing, Minn., where he was a production supervisor for Dayco. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Wing.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother Dennis.
Survivors include his children Jennifer, Thomas (wife DeAnna Bee) Ryan and Shaun Ryan all of Red Wing; two grandchildren; his mother Elda Ryan of Lenox; brothers Dan (wife Jean) Red Wing; Robert (wife Susan) Ryan, Lenox, Mike Ryan of Sheridan, Wyo.; sisters Theresa (husband Guy) Hocking of El Lago, Texas, and Mary (husband Jeff) Turley, Omaha, Neb.
Memorial services were held July 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in Burnside Cemetery.
A memorial service was held July 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lenox, with Father Dan Siepker officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lenox or the American Cancer Society.

Helen Margaret Sparks, 79, Villisca, was born to Clifford and Flossie (Beauchamp) Davison Oct. 27, 1920. She died July 20, 2000, at the Villisca Good Samaritan Care Center in Villisca.
She graduated from New Market High School in 1940 and was married to Cecil Darwin Sparks Dec. 18, 1940, in Clarinda.
Mrs. Sparks was a telephone operator in Clarinda then worked at Union Carbide in Red Oak for 27 years until retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Advent Christian Church, the VFW Auxiliary and Union Carbide Eveready Classic Cats and had been a volunteer at the Villisca Good Samaritan Care Center. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, crafts and baking and her flower garden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1984; and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include her children Wayne (wife Kim) Sparks, Redwood City, Calif., Margaret (husband Clayton) Gay, Villisca, Joan (husband Darrel) Schafer, Grant, Barbara Sparks, Villisca, Betty Cooper, Ravenwood, Mo., and Cheryl Sparks Rea, Austin, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters Gladys (husband Raymond) Thurman, and Lois (husband Max) Pulliam, all of Clarinda.
Services were held July 24 at the Advent Christian Church in Villisca with the Rev. Nolan Leavitt and Pastor Albert Baker officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery at Clarinda.
A memorial is being established.
Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca was in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Earnest Hoskins, 84, Caulfield, Mo., was born to Walter Earnest and Mattie (Yarrington) Hoskins Dec. 6, 1915, at Nevin-ville. He died May 24, 2000, at the National Health Care, West Plains, Mo.
He was married to Mary Kelly Oct. 12, 1942, at Maryville, Mo., and to Iris Hixon in March 1986 at Pottersville, Mo. They lived in West Plains, Mo.
Mr. Hoskins was a farmer. He was a member of the local Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife in 1973.
Survivors include his wife: son Everett Hoskins, Mt. Etna, Bob (wife Faye) Hoskins, Danbury, Elizabeth Ann (husband Gary) Routh, Gary, Ind., step-daughters Dorothy (husband Darrell) Tyree, West Plains, Mo., Linda (husband Robert) Rieger, Marshfield, Mo.; step-son Ray (wife Judy) Hixon, Caulfield, Mo.; brother Wilbur Hoskins, Nevinville; sisters Alice (husband Erwin) Holmes, Aurora, Colo., Elsie (husband William) Grosswhite, Guthrie Center; nine grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren: and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held May 30 at the Mount Etna Cemetery with the Rev. Clark Christian officiating.
Memorials are to the American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross.
Coen-Beaty Funeral Home in Corning was in charge of arrangements.

Hope E. Long, 91, Marion, died May 23, 2000, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Marion after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 25, 1908, in Taylor County. She was married to George Clark Long on Dec. 28, 1927.
Mrs. Long had been a school teacher and telephone operator, but the job she loved most was being a foster grandmother for a children’s home in Council Bluffs.
She was preceded in death by her parents W. Scott and Elizabeth (Sturgeon) Curtis; husband in 1971; brothers Earl, Charles and John Curtis; sister Augusta Beatrice Curtis, daughter Norma Hollander; and two infant children.
Survivors include her son Darwin (wife Freda) Long, Cedar Rapids; daughter Edith (husband Robert) Beck, Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held May 26 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery in Taylor County.


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