|Tjay Scott Van Langen
Tjay Scott Van Langen, six month old son of Douglas and Konni Van Langen
of Jewell, Iowa, died Suddenly on Tuesday, June 6, 2000, of unknown causes.
Tjay was born in Ames on November 27, 1999 to Douglas and Konni (Haugland)
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Ceara and Shea; grandparents,
Richard and June Van Langen of Ellsworth, Iowa, Kenneth and Rhonda Haugland
of Clarinda, Iowa, Robert and Karen Touch of Ankeny, Iowa; great grandparents,
Erma Stuhmer of Webster City, David and Edna Walters of Iowa Falls; an
uncle, Chuck Van Langen and cousin Nick of Jewell; an aunt and uncle, Darla
Van Langen and Ron Imlay and cousins, Tana, Colin, and Emma of Jewell;
and an uncle and aunt, Kirk and Rachel Haugland and cousins Andrew, Kristina,
and Jacob of Story City. He is also survived by two aunts and uncles, Michelle
and husband Kelly Simpson and children Haley and Dani of College Springs,
Iowa, and Karie and husband Travis Martin and daughter Sydney of Clarinda,
Tjay was preceded in death by an uncle, Scott Van Langen, and an aunt,
Lorna Van Langen and cousin Travis.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Ellsworth with Rev. Mike Herschberger officiating. Burial was at Homewood
Cemetery in Ellsworth. A memorial fund has been established to the Jewell
Fire and Rescue Department. Becker Funeral Home of Jewell, Iowa, was in
charge of arrangements.
Ralph Henry William Wagoner
Ralph Wagoner was born Friday, April 16, 1920 northwest of Clarinda
to Emory and Eleanore Nothwehr Wagoner.
He attended Spring Hill School and Immanuel Lutheran School. He farmed
and enjoyed mechanical repair and welding.
At one time he played the French horn in the Major Landers Page County
Farmers' Band. The band consisted of Ralph and many other farmers in the
neighborhood. May 16, 1943 he was married to Lorna Mueller at Kiowa, Nebraska.
The couple came to Iowa and Ralph farmed and gradually began his carpentry
business. When Immanuel Lutheran Church was built in 1959 he was hired
by the construction company to work on the church. After that project he
began carpentry work full time and built at least nine homes in this area
along with many remodeling jobs. He carpentered until health forced his
retirement. He always continued to enjoy working, visits with friends and
relatives, his grandchildren, and anything mechanical.
Memorials are suggested to L.E.A.F. Scholarship.
RALPH HENRY WILLIAM WAGONER
Born April 16, 1920
Entered Into Rest
June 20, 2000
Age 80 Years 2 Months 4 Days
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Rev. Ken Lampe, officiating
Cross Bearer - Bruce Mueller
10:00 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2000
John Sunderman Leonard Schroeder Lyle Mueller
Myron Sunderman Cecil Wagoner Ken Wagoner
Oscar Schroeder Lowell Barr Wayne Sunderman
Harold Nothwehr LaVern Otte Delbert Herzberg
Anne & Elizabeth Wagoner Becky Edwards Norma Williams
Ron Wagoner family, vocalists
Mary Lou Wagoner, organist
"Lift High the Cross"
"Beautiful Savior" Ron Wagoner Family "Glory, Jesus, Glory"
Anne & Elizabeth Wagoner "Old Rugged Cross"
Erna Nothwehr Lorene Sunderman
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Matthew Martin Walker
Matthew Martin Walker, age 16, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, June
2, 2000, due to a motorcycle accident in rural Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral
services were held Tuesday, June 6, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with
the Rev. Ted DeHass officiating. A memorial will be established for a tree
planting at the Clarinda High School in his name.
Matthew Martin Walker, the son and friend of Clarence and Jeana Walker
was born January 7, 1984, in Clarinda to Clarence Martin and Jeana Marie
Brown Walker. The loving and loyal brother of Nikole Walker was 16, proud,
happy and loyal. Matthew just completed his sophomore year at Clarinda
High School. He was honest to his word. He could be trusted. He was loved
so deeply. The world has lost a truly great person. Matthew loved to farm,
hated fencing, loved flowers, hated helping his mother dig bulbs, loved
his father, his mother and his family and friends. He was loyal and honest
and had a heart so big it had a place for us all.
Survivors include his parents of the home, sister, Nikole R.A. Walker
of the home; grandmother, Lucretia Walker of Burlington Junction, Missouri,
grandmother, Betty R Plucker and husband Ron of Coin, Iowa, great grandmother,
Tillie Miller of Clarinda, great grandmother Bettie Roten of Yorktown,
Iowa, uncle Mike Brown and cousin Ashley Brown.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Darold Brown.
Pauline Webb, 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday morning, January
13, 2000, at I.H.S. Clarinda, Iowa, where she had been a patient for the
past two weeks. Pauline was born October 23, 1914, in Maryville, Missouri,
to Purl and Nellie Ulmer Edwards. March 14, 1933, she was united in marriage
to Curtis Webb who preceded her in death February 13, 1986. Pauline worked
at the M.H.I. as a nurse aid. She was a member of the First Baptist Church,
Survivors include her children, Gary Webb and wife Nancy of New Market,
Iowa, Bob Webb and wife Gail of Clarinda, Iowa, Valerie Mace of Clarinda,
Iowa, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her parents, husband, son James Webb, 1 brother, two sisters and
one great granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 17, 2000 at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark and Pastor John Swoyer officiating. Burial
was in the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri. Memorials may be directed
to the Outreach Clinic of Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.
Bessie Marie White
Bessie White, age 90, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, formerly of the Villisca,
Iowa, area passed away Friday morning, June 2, 2000 at Pea Ridge, Arkansas.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 5 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home
with Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Bessie was born February 22, 1910 near Hepburn, Iowa, to Ernest and
Tina Catherine Fulton Williams. She was a graduate of Clarinda High School.
Bessie was united in marriage to Everett White January 27, 1934, and he
preceded her in death January 4, 1972.
Bessie taught school for five years and following her marriage she
was a farm wife and homemaker.
Survivors include children, Shirley Ann Ankeny and husband Elmo of
Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Wendell White and wife Beverly of Englewood, Colorado,
Darwin D. White and wife Beverly of Rogers, Arkansas, Gary W. White and
wife Connie of Scottsdale, Arizona, Gene R. White and wife Shirley of Sidney,
Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; two great-great
grandchildren, and sister-in-law Hazel White of Clearfield, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Robert Mattingly
and Everett White, five brothers and two sisters.
Letha Ellen Williams, 81, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Saturday afternoon,
January 15, 2000, at I.H.S. of Clarinda. She was hospitalized at Clarkson
Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, December 21, 1999.
Letha was born August 13, 1918, on the Carmichael home place near New
Market, Iowa, in Taylor County, to Eura and Cora Mable Keeler Carmichael.
She was a graduate of New Market High School.
April 6, 1935, she was united in marriage to Chester H. Williams who
preceded her in death October 26, 1987. Letha cooked at the Clarinda Municipal
Hospital and several restaurants in Clarinda and was owner of the Williams
Survivors include children Joyce Martin of Clarinda, Iowa, Gale Williams
and wife Edith of New Market, Iowa, Kay Claybaker of Clarinda, Iowa, Carol
Williamson of Clarinda, Iowa, Howard Williams and wife Rosemarie of Clarinda,
Iowa; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren; one brother
Ortis Carmichael of Chilicothe, Missouri, and sister-in-law Bessie White
of Pea Ridge, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Jay Dee, sister
Alice Jensen, two granddaughters, Diana Williamson and Angie Sohl.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at the Clarinda
Cemetery with Rev. John Clark officiating. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Darlene Yearous, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday evening, January
14, 2000, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. Darlene was born May
21, 1914, in Page County, Iowa, to Claud E. and Ethel Minnie Farrell Slaight.
Darlene was a graduate of New Market High School. August 8, 1933, she
was united in marriage to Gilbert (Pat) Yearous who preceded her in death
May 6, 1998. She worked in the New Market School lunch room. She was a
member of the M.D. Club, the New Market Methodist Church, and Eastern Star
for over 50 years.
Survivors include daughters, Sharon Rae Foster and husband Ronnie of
Clarinda, Iowa, Sandra Kay Lee and husband Carl of Clarinda; six grandchildren;
eleven great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Evon Seals,
one grandson, Dan Foster, two great grandsons, Justin Foster and Mark Beam.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 17, at Walker-Merrick Funeral
Home with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery,
Helen Yearous, 84, of New Market, Iowa, passed away, Tuesday, February
8, 2000, at Good Shepard Care Center, Blair, Nebraska, where she had resided
to be near her daughter. Helen was born May 7, 1915, in Manson Township,
Taylor County, near New Market, Iowa, to William Cameron and Claudia Vietta
Raynor Cunningham. December 25, 1945, she was united in marriage to Leslie
Yearous who preceded her in death September 12, 1994.
They farmed near New Market Iowa until their retirement. She taught
rural schools in Taylor County for eleven years before her marriage. Later
she worked as a resource person for New Market Community School. Helen
was a member of the New Market Methodist Church and the New Market American
Survivors include daughters, Gayle Antsey and husband Phil of Corning,
Iowa, Marcia Capton and husband Jim of Boiling Springs, PA, Kathy Tierney
of Blair, Nebraska, and Vicki Schroder and husband Larry of Ralston, Nebraska;
ten grandchildren; one sister, Velma Shroyer of Carmichael, California;
two sisters-in-law, Gladys Cunningham of Carmichael, California and Ethel
Geer of San Jose, California; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Roy
Cunningham, two sisters, Bernice Pratt and Ruby Cunningham, and an infant
brother and sister.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 11, at Walker-Merrick Funeral
Home, Clarinda, with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in Memory
Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. A memorial will be established.
Andrew "Andy" York
Andrew "Andy" Jay York, 33, of Wenatchee, Washington, formerly of Clarinda,
was taken from his family to be with the Lord on August 4, 2000 after a
tragic accident while working for the Public Utilities District (PUD).
He was born on May 19, 1967 to Michael and JoAnn York at Clarinda,
Iowa. Andy attended school in Yorktown at St. Paul's Lutheran School until
eighth grade and then attended South Page High School where he graduated
in 1985. After graduating he attended Hastings Community College in Hastings,
Nebraska, where he received a degree in refrigeration and air-conditioning
Andy later bought a truck and worked as a truck driver until 1989 when
he sold the truck and moved to Wenatchee to work as an electrician and
later for Jerry Rolen Excavating. In 1995 Andy went to work for Chelan
County PUD and became a Journeyman Lineman.
On September 13, 1997 he married Ganelle Graves at Coeur'd Alene, Idaho.
The couple made there home in Wenatchee where they had a daughter Ellie,
now two and one-half years old.
Andy was an excellent father. He loved spending as much time as possible
with his daughter; his family and friends he held above all else. Andy
was a man of great faith and an active member of the Monitor Methodist
Church. He was also known as a man who would do anything possible for his
friends and enjoyed doing it. He also loved riding his bike, working on
the family farm in Iowa with his father and brother, and he loved racing.
Andy was a big NASCAR fan.
Andy is survived by his wife Ganelle and daughter Ellie of the home;
parents Michael and JoAnn York of Clarinda; sister Laurie Stogdill and
husband Mickey of Council Bluffs, Iowa; brother Ted York of Clarinda; grandmothers
Alice Reins and Mary Kay York of Clarinda; great aunt and uncle Millie
and Rich Greedy of Wenatchee; God-child Jill Anderson of Clarinda; and
numerous family members, friends, and brothers at the Chelan County PUD.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday August 9, 2000 at the Free
Methodist Church in Wenatchee with Rev. Mike O'Neal officiating. Local
services were held on Saturday, August 12, 2000 at St. Paul Lutheran Church,
rural Yorktown, with Rev. Jerome Wagoner officiating. Memorials are suggested
to the Monitor Methodist Church Building Fund in Andy's name.
Ruby Urcle Adair
Ruby Adair was born January 4, 1918, in Malvern, Iowa, to George and
Bessie Madison Sullivan. Ruby passed away at the age of 82 Monday, May
22, 2000 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. On January 6, 1937, she
was united in marriage to Kenneth Orville Adair, who preceded her in death
June 2, 1981. Born into this union were five sons and six daughters. She
was a lifelong homemaker.
Survivors include children Lavonne Palmer and husband Jim of Plant
City, Florida, Kenneth H. Adair and wife Dee of Shenandoah, Iowa, Kathryn
Kay Smith and husband Doyle of Montrose, Iowa, Alice Jean Jones and husband
Bob of St. Joseph, Missouri, Keith R. Adair and wife Martha of Underwood,
Iowa, Anna Cross and husband Francis of Middletown, Iowa, Jerry Adair and
wife Gartha of St. Joseph, Missouri, Robert Adair and wife Kyong of Killeen,
Texas, Phyllis Haugon and husband Tom of Shakapee, Minnesota, Linda Mace
and husband Harley of Clarinda, Iowa, and Les Adair and wife Denise of
Clarinda, Iowa. Also surviving are her 33 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren,
2 great-great grandchildren, and one sister.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, 3 sisters, and 1
Graveside services were held Saturday, May 27, at the Clarinda Cemetery
with Rev. John Clark officiating. Memorials may be made in her name. Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Avis Alexander, age 95, of Gravity, who died Thursday,
August 9, 2000 at the Montgomery County Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa, were
held Saturday, August 12, at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor
John Clark officiating. Interment was held in the Washington Cemetery in
Gravity. Memorials can be directed to the Stanton Care Center.
Avis Alexander was born October 27, 1904 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, the daughter
of Russell H. Morey and Belle Smith Morey. Avis grew up in the Clearfield
area graduating from the Clearfield High School in 1924, she then attended
one year of Teacher College in Shenandoah. Avis taught school for a couple
of years at a country school outside of Clearfield, returning home to help
care for her family. On December 6, 1935 she was united in marriage to
Malvern Alexander in Clearfield.
After their marriage Avis and Malvern lived on a farm five miles northwest
of Gravity. She moved into Gravity after her husband's death in 1973, living
there until 1996 when she moved to the Stanton Care Facility. Avis was
a very active member of the Gravity Christian Church and was involved in
various church circles and local clubs, including the P.T.A. She was a
well-known supporter of her children's activities as they were growing
up. She also enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, and canning the produce
from her garden. Avis was an excellent baker who baked bread every other
day! The couple enjoyed their life on the farm and she was known as a "true
farmer's wife" to others. In 1947 when her husband and several of their
children had polio, she ran the family farm while they were in the hospital.
Avis is survived by her four sons, Fred Alexander and wife Diane of
Etowah, Tenn; Roger Alexander and wife Norma Jean of Haiti; Willis Alexander
and wife Joyce of Colorado Springs, Colo; and Lyle Alexander and wife Judy
of Gravity; two daughters, Carol Lee and husband Martin of Clive, Ia; and
Lois Pratt and husband Tom of Red Oak, Ia; twenty-eight grandchildren and
fifty-three great grandchildren.
Preceding Avis in death are her husband Malvern in 1973; her parents
Russell and Belle; a son Charles; four brothers, Harry, Gene, Dwight, and
Russell Morey; and a sister, Bernice Beatty.
Robert Elvin Allen
Robert Elvin Allen, age 66, was born January 12, 1934, at Braddyville,
Iowa, to Floyd and Neva (Hiles) Allen. He died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon,
January 15, 2000, at Clarinda Regional Health Center.
On August 15, 1953 he was married to Millie Hudson. Mr.Allen had worked
for Page County and recently retired from Eaton Corporation. He was a member
of the American Quarter Horse Association. He loved his horses, dogs and
Survivors include his wife, Millie; children Debra Ann Jackson and
her husband Todd of Plattsmouth, Nebr., Mary Jane Elmore and her husband
Dean of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Cory Elvin Allen of Bedford; grandchildren
Inna Renee, Jennifer Lea and her husband Todd, Jacen Adren; great grandchildren
David Allen and Bradley James; brothers Merlin Allen and his wife Opal
of Cameron, Missouri, and Donnis Allen of Pickering, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Buddy Dean Allen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, January 19, 2000, at
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Loren Daly of the Siam Church of Christ
officiating. Burial was at Braddyville Cemetery. Memorials are suggested
to a memorial fund established in his name.
ROBERT ELVIN ALLEN
Born January 12, 1934 at Braddyville, Iowa
Entered Into Rest
January 15, 2000 at Clarinda, Iowa
Age 66 Years 3 Days
Services Held At Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2000
Loren Daly of Siam Church of Christ
Leonard Schafer - Bob Brown - Mike Ridnour
Dave Miller - Mark Marriott - Stanley Allen
Lowell Hawn - Stan Harness - Ernest Gray - Bob Burson
"Go Rest High on the Mountain" and "Amazing Grace"
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Rosa R. Anderson, age 77, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, since 1958, died
February 11, 2000, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs. She was
a registered nurse for 30 years at Jennie Edmundson Hospital and area hospitals.
Rosa was born in Callao, Peru. She received four years of college education.
She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and the Council Bluffs
She was married for thirty-nine years to William R. Anderson who preceded
her in death in 1991.
She is survived by sons Mark, Jon, and Scot, all of Council Bluffs,
Iowa; three grandchildren; sisters Genoveva Bahomonde, Lima, Peru, and
Judith Zavala, Provo, Utah; brothers, Ernesto Rios, Lima, Peru, and Alberto
Rios, Lima, Peru; and numerous other relatives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 15, at Meyer-Woodring
Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Heath officiating. Burial was Tuesday, February
15, at Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the Council Bluffs
Senior Center of American Cancer Society.
Evelyn Marie Badger, daughter of Byron and Freda Baumgarten Badger,
was born in Omaha, Nebraska, June 11, 1916. Her earthly life ended July
8, 2000 in Tucson, Arizona.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her sister, Lois H. Jamison.
At age seven Evelyn moved with her family to the rural community of
College Springs, Iowa, her father's boy hood home. Evelyn became deeply
involved in church, school and community. Her interests were many, her
spirit undaunted. She sang in her church choirs, taught Sunday School classes
and held a leadership rolls in youth groups. She accompanied her father
as a soloist and also the gospel quartet in which he sang.
She earned her BA degree at Northwest Missouri University. She did
her graduate studies at the University of Arizona, there received her Master
of Education degree.
Her teaching career began in a rural school in Page County, Iowa. Before
coming to Arizona she taught four years in Horace Mann School in Maryville,
Missouri. Thirty-seven years of her life was devoted to teaching in the
Tucson Unified District.
As a member of the St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Evelyn moderated
the Women's Gathering and the Parish Life Committee, served as an Elder
and volunteered countless hours in service programs.
Evelyn was a member of Lambda Chapter, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society
International, P.E.O. Chapter AX and the Pima County, Arizona, and National
Retired Teachers' Association.
Surviving relatives are her brother-in-law Glen Jamison, Coin, Iowa;
her niece Glenda (Bob) McCoy of Lee's Summit, Missouri; their children
and grandchildren; John McCoy and Andrea (Michael) Roberts, Micayla and
Dylan, Dallas, Texas; nephew Dale (Geri) Jamison, Tucson, Arizona; their
children and grandchildren, Allen (Linda) Jamison, Ashley and Alex, Navarre,
Florida, Pamela (Randy) Shrull, Karlie and Kelly, Wichita Falls, Texas,
Diane (Donald) Brennan, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Memorial services were held at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Tucson,
July 13, 2000.
Mildred G. Barnes
Mildred G. Barnes, the daughter of Clifton E. and Elizabeth S. Munsell
Hayden, was born May 30, 1915 in Springfield, Massachusetts and died June
21, 2000 at the Friendship Home in Audubon, Iowa, at the age of 85 years
and 21 days.
She was baptized at the Park Memorial Baptist Church in Springfield,
Mass. She attended school in Springfield, Mass., graduating from Commerce
High School with the high school Class of 1932. Mildred then worked for
the Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company as a secretary.
On May 30, 1940 she was united in marriage to Fred W. Barnes at the
Park Memorial Baptist Church in Springfield, Mass. They moved to Shambaugh,
Iowa, in 1953. They owned and operated the Shambaugh Process and Locker
for several years. Mildred then helped Fred when he became an over-the-road
tire salesman. They lived in Villisca for a short time then moved to the
Friendship Village in Audubon in 1988. Mildred became a resident of the
Friendship Home in March 1990. Fred died December 8, 1993.
Mildred always enjoyed helping and doing things for others. She was
a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon.
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were her daughter,
Patricia W. Long, and her parents.
Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Barnes of Audubon; her granddaughters:
Linda E. Borton, Melissa A. Long and Teresa L. Barnes of Denison, Iowa;
and her great granddaughter, Laura E. Lieser. She is also survived by her
sister, Jean Rogers of West Palm Beach, Florida; sisters-in-law, Roseine
Barnes of Guthrie Center, Iowa, and Helen Aitken of Long Meadow, Mass;
her son-in-law, Lowell E. Long of Villisca, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Memorial services were conducted by Jane Jensen, pastor of the Audubon
First Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, June 24, 2000 at the Kessler Funeral
Home in Audubon. As per her request, Mildred's body was donated to the
University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Rollie Dale Blake
Rollie Dale Blake, age 47, of New Market, Iowa, formerly of New Hartford,
Iowa, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, near Canon City, Colorado, during a
whitewater rafting tour. He was born September 25, 1952, in Waterloo, Iowa,
the son of Harold and Kathleen Kothenbeutel. He married Cyndi Wilson of
Cedar Falls and was later divorced.
Rollie graduated from New Hartford High School in 1971. He served in
the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1983 and was employed at NSK Corporation
in Clarinda, Iowa, from 1983 until his death. His family and friends know
him as reliable, communicates well with others, knowledgeable, excellent
worker, dependable, able to adjust and handle a variety of situations,
organized, a leader and respected by his fellow team workers.
He is survived by his two sons, Justin Blake and his wife Denise of
Clarinda, Iowa, and Brandon Blake and his wife Vivianna of Orsago, Italy;
grandchildren Dakota and Hayley Blake; parents Harold and Kathleen Kothenbeutel
of Bedford, Iowa; five brothers, Carl Blake of New Market,
Iowa, Truman Blake of Wasilla, Alaska, Buzz Blake of Cedar Falls, Iowa,
Augie Blake of Homer, Alaska, Jim Kothenbeutel of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan;
five sisters, Kay Weedman of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Esther Desjardins of Las
Vegas, Nevada, Pam Garbes of Mapleton, Minn., Vicky
Emery of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Cindy Dralle of Olewein, Iowa; and
his loving companion Candis Fast of Villisca, Iowa.
Mr. Blake was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Carl
and Angie Harris.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11, at Hillside Missionary
Church, Clarinda, with burial at the Clarinda Cemetery. Eickemeyer Funeral
Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
ROLLIE DALE BLAKE
Born September 25, 1952
Entered Into Rest
July 6, 2000
Canon City, Colorado
Age 47 Years 9 Months 11 Days
10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2000
Hillside Missionary Church, Clarinda, Iowa
Officiating Rev. John Clark & Keith Kearney
Larry Luck Rick Delelio Chad Isaacson
Mark Karg Craig Garner Stuart Lutz
Wayne Akers Mike Summers Larry Gebhardt
Trevor Kelley Rolland Carlson Lois Derry Steve Carlson
Offutt Air Force Base & Legion Post #98
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Patricia Ann Brown
Patricia Ann Brown, 67, of Wheatridge, Colorado, formerly of Clarinda,
Iowa, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at Wheatridge Manor, Wheatridge, Colorado.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 14, 2000 at Walker-Merrick Funeral
Home with Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery,
rural Clarinda. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pat was born September 11, 1932, in Shambaugh, Iowa, to Clinton Dee
Weaver and Florence Gorrell Weaver. She was united in marriage March 30,
1956 to William Harold Brown who preceded her in death May 20, 1985. Pat
was a registered nurse and was employed at the Mental Health Institute
for several years.
Survivors include daughters, Martha Colleen McChesney of Broken Arrow,
Oklahoma; Janice Allene Fischer and husband Robert of Denver, Colorado;
Susan Eileen Stogdill and husband Craig of Grand River, Iowa; Karen Joleen
Meyer of Grand River, Iowa; eight grandchildren and sister, Madge Burritt
of Bloomberg, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, two
sisters, Gwen Anderson, Hazel Jean Trippy, and one brother in infancy.
Willard E. Brown
Willard E. Brown, age 64, of Pisgah, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 15,
2000, at Community Memorial Hospital from injuries of an automobile accident.
Will was born July 28, 1935 near New Market, Iowa, to Jesse and Opal
(Cunning) Brown. Will graduated from New Market High School. He then served
in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge
he attended Clarinda Junior College where he attained his teaching degree.
On June 19, 1960, he married Jayne Barrett in Clarinda. The couple moved
to Pisgah and Will began teaching at West Harrison in the fall of 1960.
They moved to New Market where Will taught and later became the principal
at South Page. The family then moved back to the West Harrison School District.
Will continued his education receiving his Bachelor Degree from Dana College
and his Masters Degree from Northwest Missouri State College. He has taught
science, sociology, and currently was teaching junior high math and high
school geography. He has coached most of the different sports and currently
was assistant coach for high school girls basketball, junior high girls
basketball, junior high football and junior high boys track. He was an
official for many years.
Will was a member of the Pisgah RLDS Church and the ISEA.
Will was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Annette
Lynn in November of 1972. Survivors include his wife of more than 39 years,
Jayne of Pisgah; four children, Meredith and husband Roger Jenson of Little
Sioux, Missy and husband Brett Olsen of Lusby, Maryland, Kevin Brown and
wife Michelle of Council Bluffs, and Jeffrey Brown of Pisgah; six grandchildren;
and one sister, Eva and her husband Eldon Fine of New Market, Iowa.
Funeral services were held 10 a..m. Saturday, February 19 at West Harrison
High School in Mondamin with burial in Clarinda Cemetery. A visitation
will be held at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, on Saturday from 3-4
p.m. with a prayer service held at 4 p.m. The committal service at the
Clarinda Cemetery will follow the prayer service. A memorial fund is being
established. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, is handling local arrangements.
WILLARD E. BROWN
Born Sunday, July 28, 1935
New Market, Iowa
Died Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Missouri Valley, Iowa
West Harrison Community School
10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel
3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000
Elders Donnie Bothwell & Royl Roden
Sharon Shelton & John Holben
West Harrison Concert Choir
Honorary Casket Bearers
Scott Jenson Josh Dow
Sam Jackson Lary Clark
Gary Smith Larry McClannahan Duane Splittgerber Arnold Thompson
Kevin Brown Roger Jenson
Brett Olsen Larry Sunderman
Gregg Beam Milo Ruffcorn
Final Resting Place
Mary Lucille Brownlee
Mary Lucille Brownlee was born January 3, 1912 in a log cabin in Greene
County, Tennessee. She was the oldest child of Benjamin Harrison Miller
and Luna Oleva Sutherland Miller. She passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2000,
at Integrated Health Services, Clarinda, Iowa, where she had been a resident
She attended Olive Branch elementary school as a child and Clarinda
High School. She had a special talent for music and played the piano for
the school chorus.
On October 26, 1929, she married Glenn Naze Brownlee, three days before
the Great Depression began. Mary Lucille was a farm wife and later worked
as a cook at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute until her retirement.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Villisca, Iowa.
She is survived by three children: Lois Brown of Denver, Colorado,
Mrs. Doris Driftmier and son-in-law Darrel Driftmier of Clarinda, Iowa,
Stan Brownlee and daughter-in-law Becky of Villisca, Iowa, son-in-law Don
Dickmeyer of Omaha, Nebraska; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren;
a sister Thelma Elizabeth Manning and husband Ray of Roanoke, Virginia;
sister-in-law Dorothy Malmberg of Red Oak, Iowa; and numerous nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn Brownlee,
daughter, Patricia Ann Brownlee Dickmeyer, and brother, Carl Miller.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, 2000, at the First Presbyterian
Church, Villisca, Iowa, with the Rev. Sandra Wainwright officiating. Burial
was in North Page Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials are directed
to the North Page Cemetery. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of
Henry E. (Hank) Brunk
Hank Brunk, 85, of College Springs, Iowa, passed away Friday morning,
May 19, 2000 at the Village Care Center in Maryville, Missouri, where he
was residing. Hank was born June 25, 1915 in Missouri, the son of Harry
E. and Ruby (Hoyt) Brunk. He was married to Mary Cates and she preceded
him in death on December 17, 1998. Hank has worked as an electrician and
also as a truck driver for the U.S. Postal Service.
Survivors include his children: daughter, Ruby Joyce Hames of Lancaster,
California, Judith Peterson and husband Don of Lancaster, California, Linda
Clark and husband Charles of Lancaster, California; sons, Henry Edwin Brunk
and wife Mary Sue of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Erin J. Brunk of Lancaster,
California; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; stepchildren
Kathy Winkler and husband Bob of Tacoma, Washington, son Walter Russ and
wife Nelcy of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, Beth Nissen of Red Oak, Iowa;
two brothers, Murrell Bruck of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Wayne Brunk of
St. Joseph, Missouri.
Hank was preceded in death by his parents and wife Mary in 1998.
Services were held Wednesday, May 24, at the Maple Hill Cemetery, College
Springs, with memorials directed to the College Springs Fire and Rescue.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Alice May Carlson
Alice Carlson, 94, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, January 21, 2000,
at Elm Heights Care Center, Shenandoah, Iowa, where she had been a resident
for the past 8 years. Alice was born November 27, 1905, in the Elmo-Tarkio
Missouri area, to Charles and Rose Barnard Cozad. She was united in marriage
to Milo Browning, later married Edgar A. Carlson, who preceded her in death
in 1974. Alice was a member of the Clarinda Methodist Church and a member
of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years.
Survivors include children, Glen Browning and wife Hazel of Deepwater,
Missouri; Joan Hamilton of Clearmont, Missouri; Larry Carlson and wife
Esther of Blanchard, Iowa; nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren,
great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, step-son Robert Carlson
and wife Grace of Clearmont, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Jane Cozad of Clarinda
and Ruth Cozad of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her
parents, husband, Edgar Carlson, son, Richard Browning, grandson Kurt Hamilton,
brothers, Ben Cozad, Edsen (Bill) Cozad, Charles (Wick) Cozad, sister,
Blanche Nally, Helen Horn, and step-children, Mildred Spangler, Tama Livengood,
and Margaret Carlson.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 24, 2000, at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Madden officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda
Cemetery. A memorial will be established.
Earl Eric Carlson
Earl Carlson, 81, of Westboro, Mo., died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at
the Fairfax Community Hospital, Fairfax, Mo., after a brief illness.
Earl was born May 14, 1918, in Raymond, Nebr., to Frederick and Annie
Fairchild Carlson. He served in the United States Army Air Force during
World War II. December 26, 1958, he was united in marriage to Louise M.
Stotts who survives. He was a farmer in the Westboro area.
Survivors include his wife Louise of the home; daughters, Linda Jean
Carlson of Westboro, Mo., and Brenda Merriett; two sons from a previous
marriage, Earl Eric Carlson, Jr., of California, Mo., and James Lee Carlson
of Urbandale, Iowa; grandchildren Shelly Stephson, Jeff Carlson, Erin Carlson,
Kendall Carlson; four great grandchildren; brother, Warren Carlson of Sterling,
Colo.; sisters, Sigurd Brush of Longview, Washington, and Ruth Benz of
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers, Jack, Herman, Sture,
two sisters, Olga Newman and Nora Ogorzolka.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at the First Baptist
Church, Tarkio, Missouri, with Pastor Glenn Scott officiating. Burial was
in the Center Grove Cemetery near Westboro. Memorials may be directed to
a College Education Fund or to the Tarkio Nutrition Center, Tarkio. Barr-Merrick
Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Sara Ann Carmichael
Sara Ann Carmichael, 58, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away at her home
in Clarinda, Iowa, Thursday, April 20, 2000. Sara was born November 29,
1941, near Shambaugh, Iowa, to Walter Burton and Anna Isabell Pierce Scott.
She was a graduate of New Market High School.
February 14, 1987, she was united in marriage at the First Christian
Church, Clarinda, to Larry Carmichael, who survives. Sara was a clerical
accounting assistant at the Lisle Corporation since 1979.
Bicycling, gardening, and cooking were among her many interests and
she was a member of the Trees Forever committee and Quilting Guild. One
of Sara's favorite pastimes was being with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Larry of the home; son, Chuck Dunn and
wife Shelly of Clearmont, Missouri; daughter, DeAna Marriott and husband
Mike of Braddyville, Iowa; step-daughter, Conice Smith and husband Monnie
of Gravity, Iowa; step-son, Nathan Carmichael of Clarinda; step-daughter,
Cameo Carmichael of Dubuque, Iowa; four grandchildren, Jeremy Dunn, Jayne
Dunn, Jacob Marriott, Samantha Marriott; two step-grandchildren, Ambarlee
Berringer, Trey Smith; mother, Anna Isabell Scott of Clarinda; four brothers,
Walt Wm. Scott and wife Wanda of Red Oak, Iowa, James Scott and wife Jan
of Stanton, Iowa, Dick Scott and wife Geraldine of Stanton, Iowa, Fred
Scott and wife Lila of Bethany, Missouri; parents-in-law, Cliff and LaMead
Carmichael of Clarinda.
Preceding her in death were her father and a sister in infancy.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 22, at St. John's Lutheran
Church, Clarinda, with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. Burial was in the
Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa. A memorial will be established.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd Leigh Carper
Lloyd Leigh Carper, 80, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Wednesday, January
19, 2000, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Lloyd was born February 6,
1919, at Page Center, Iowa, to Walter George and Muzzette Montgomery Carper.
Lloyd served in the United States Army during World War II. June 7,
1941, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Hicks who preceded him in death
April 11, 1976. Lloyd worked at M.H.I. one year and then worked for the
Department of Transportation as foreman of road maintenance. He was a member
of the Free Methodist Church, Clarinda.
Survivors include children, Jerry Carper and wife Mary of Bloomington,
Illinois, Jean Elaine Harrell and husband John of Des Moines, Iowa, James
L. Carper of Topeka, Kansas; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren;
brother, Dean Carper and wife Charlotte of Shenandoah, Iowa; sister, Myrtle
Myrick of Garden Grove, California and several nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Harvey Carper, Merle
Carper, Everett Carper and infant brother, Keith Carper.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 22, 2000, at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Iske officiating. Burial was in Clarinda
Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Free Methodist Church.
Frances McKie Caskey
On Tuesday, June 20, 2000, Frances McKie Caskey, 94, of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, passed away. She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. Cloyd
E. Caskey, mother of Jean Andrianoff of Penang, Malaysia, stepmother of
Joseph M. Caskey of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Kenneth C. Caskey of North
Carolina, and Carroll E. Caskey of Virginia.
Survivors also include 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Services were held 11 a.m. at the Reformed Presbyterian Home, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Burial will be in the Blanchard Cemetery at a later date.
She has left her family and friends a legacy of unqualified love, affirmation
Arrangements were by Simons Funeral Home, Inc. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, is in charge of local arrangements.
Marjorie Kling Christensen was born October 22, 1909 in Clarinda, Iowa,
to Harry and Mabel Hardee Kling. She passed away on February 5, 2000 at
the St. Joseph Hospital at New Hampton, Iowa, after a short illness.
Marjorie was baptized in the Methodist Church in April 1920.
She attended Clarinda Schools and later was a receptionist in a doctor's
office, and also worked at the Berry Seed Company.
She and C.E. Hermie Christensen were married on July 17, 1932. Their
marriage was blessed with two sons, Edwin L. and Larry A. Marjorie
was preceded in death by her husband in 1987, her parents and two brothers,
Byron and Albert.
She is survived by two sons, Edwin and wife Marilee of New Hampton,
Iowa, and Larry and wife Marcia of Cresco, Iowa, one granddaughter Kim,
four grandsons, Kail, Larry, Kent and Rick, one great granddaughter, and
two great grandsons. She is also survived by one sister, Lucille Bredensteiner
of Westboro, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Edna M. Clark
Edna Matilda Hammer Clark, 91, of Shenandoah, formerly of Clarinda,
passed away Monday morning, May 29, 2000 at the Villisca Good Samaritan
Center where she had been a resident since February.
Edna was born on February 12, 1909, in Montgomery County near Stanton,
Iowa, to Johannes E. Johannison (name changed to John E. Hammer) and Anne
Marie Lindell. She was baptized into the Swedish Methodist Church as a
child. She spent many years on her grandfather John Lindell's farm near
Essex. She graduated from Villisca High School with a Normal Training Certificate.
She married Lee H. Clark of the Clarinda area July 7, 1927 and they spent
many years in farming.
Mrs. Clark spent a number of years teaching in rural schools in Page
and Taylor counties and was also employed at Clarinda Mental Health Institute
until she retired.
Survivors include four children: Joyce Meyer of rural Clarinda, Iowa,
Jay Clark and wife Donna of Villisca, Iowa, Birdice Lee Torgove of Denver,
Colorado, and Barbara Des Jardien of the home. There are ten grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lee in 1995, four
brothers, Vernon Hammer, George Hammer, Ernest Hammer and Louis Hammer
and sister Myrtle Gildart.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 1, at Walker-Merrick Funeral
Home with the Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda
Cemetery. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
John (Fay) Clark
John (Fay) Clark, 84, of Villisca, Iowa, died Monday, July 3, 2000
at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa, where he had
been a patient since Wednesday, June 28.
Fay was born May 2, 1916, in Hepburn, Iowa, the son of John and Hattie
He married Doris McNeal on August 31, 1942 in Maryville, Missouri.
She preceded him in death on November 25, 1986.
Fay had served in the Army during World War II. He worked in the coal
mines from 1933-1942 and for Omaha Cold Storage. Then he, Lee and Ray operated
the Clarks Garage after the war. Fay retired from the garage in 1992.
Fay is survived by his son, John Clark, of Villisca, and daughter Marilyn
Beedle and husband Doug of Villisca; four grandchildren Kimberly Clark
Currin of Red Oak, Kyla Clark, Courtney Beedle, and Kevin Beedle, all of
Villisca; and one great grandson, Logan Currin of Red Oak; and a sister-in-law,
Hattie Clark of Villisca.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris, two brothers,
Lee and Ray, and one sister, Eva Wymore.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, at the Wolfe Funeral Home
in Villisca with Pastor Albert Baker officiating. Burial was in the Villisca
Cemetery. Memorials are being established.
Creola Coral Clayton
Coral Clayton, age 87, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away Saturday
evening, February 12, 2000, at Clarinda Regional Health Center where she
had been a patient since Monday. Coral had resided at the Goldenrod Manor,
Clarinda, since October 1999. She was born November 14, 1912, in Clarinda
to Lonnie and Tamar Peterman Thomas.
Coral was a 1931 graduate of Clarinda High School. She was united in
marriage in 1933 to Elden Clayton who preceded her in death July 4, 1966.
While living in Council Bluffs she worked at Shaves Grocery Store as a
Survivors include daughters, Sharon Borden and husband Milo of Crescent,
Iowa, Marvel Mayberry and husband Robert of Las Vegas, Nevada, son Richard
Clayton and wife Carin of Los Angeles, California, five grandchildren,
thirteen great grandchildren, sister Wanda Lea Jones and husband Rollie
of Port Orchard, Washington, and sister-in-law Naomi Harris of Clarinda.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Roxa Woldruff,
and one great grandson Ryan Payne.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 15, at the Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery.
Lucile Combs, 94, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of New Market, Iowa,
passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Goldenrod Manor where she had
been a resident for 3 years. Lucile was born October 21, 1905, near Clarinda,
Iowa, to Levi and Mary Ella Lister Good. She graduated from Amity High
School in 1926. February 20, 1929, she was united in marriage to Dale Combs
who preceded her in death November 5, 1991.
Survivors include son, Dean Combs and wife Mickey of Bedford, Iowa,
daughter, Iris Woods and husband Walter of Clarinda, Iowa, daughter, Judy
Herzberg and husband Gerald of Clarinda, Iowa, 3 grandchildren, 5 great
grandchildren, sister, Verla Heil of Clarinda, Iowa, sister-in-laws, Mary
Good of Clarinda, Iowa, Orlene Marshall of Blue Springs, Missouri, Mildred
Benard of California and Valera Abbott of Springfield, Missouri. She was
preceded in death by her parents, husband, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in Memory
Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the New Market
Methodist Church or Goldenrod Manor.
Lee "Luke" Comer
Lee "Luke" Comer, son of Fred and Edna (Brooner) Comer was born July
16, 1927 in Talmadge, Iowa. He departed from this life at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 72 years, 11
months and 18 days on July 4, 2000.
He grew up as a farm boy in South Central Iowa. He attended Kellerton
High School until October 1945 when he served 18 months in the U.S. Army
and was stationed in Japan. After his discharge he worked for John Deere
in Ankeny, Iowa, and Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas, where he and Betty
Kaster were united in marriage by Rev. Floyd Davidson. They made their
home in Kellerton, Iowa, for most of the next 26 years and moved to Clarinda
in 1979 where they resided until his death. Lee was self-employed and a
general contractor until he retired.
Lee enjoyed small game hunting and playing cribbage and pool with friends
and family. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He was a
volunteer fireman for the Kellerton Fire Department and was a member of
the Mount Ayr American Legion. He loved reminiscing with old friends and
family. Lee was baptized in the Christian Fair during his stay in the VA
Hospital. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Larry,
Clair, Joe and Elvyn in infancy; three sisters in infancy, Darlene, Alice
and Edna; and his first grandson, Chase Comer.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; six children, Reta (Chris) Hatfield
of Shorewood, Illinois, Larry (Susan) of Grimes, Rhonda (Brian) Whitney
of Cassville, Missouri, Lori (Toney) Wiele of Milo, Iowa, Terry (Lory)
of Linden, Iowa, and Linda (Jim) Young of Clarinda; thirteen grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren and many friends and family. He will truly
be missed by all of us.
Eleanor K. Corken
Eleanor K. Corken, 81, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Burlington Junction,
Mo., passed away July 6, 2000. She was born in Nodaway County, Missouri,
January 2, 1919, to Merrill and Vesta Cox. She graduated from the Missouri
Methodist School of Nursing in St. Joseph, Mo. She was a member of St.
Philip's United Methodist Church for 33 years and a fifty year member of
the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jerry Corken, daughters
and son-in-laws, Sue and John Olmsted, Marcy and Cecil Lanter, and daughter
Mary Beth Hollas and grandchildren Martin and Jason Olmsted, Molly Lanier,
Dustin Cody, Bryce and Mackenzie Hollas.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, 2000 at St. Philip's United
Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Burial was in the Ohio Cemetery, Burlington
Junction, July 10, 2000.
J. Ralph Cox
Ralph Cox, age 80, of New Market, Iowa, died Monday, July 10, 2000
at Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services were
held Friday, July 14, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating.
Burial was in the Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa. Memorials may be
directed to the Siam Church of Christ or to the New Market Fire and Rescue.
Ralph was born December 22, 1919, in Taylor County, near Gravity, Iowa,
to John G. Cox and Lola Kay Frey Cox. Ralph served in the United States
Army during World War II. He was united in marriage August 3, 1941 to Beatrice
McMahill who preceded him in death September 26, 1999. Ralph was a life
long farmer in Taylor County. He was a member of the Siam Church of Christ.
Survivors include son, Allen Cox of New Market, Iowa; grandson, Cavin
Cox and wife Lenore of Lamoni, Iowa; granddaughter, Pamela Cox of Washington,
North Carolina; granddaughter, Deanna Cox of Omaha, Nebraska; great granddaughters,
Kristin and Katelyn Cox of Lamoni, Iowa; great granddaughter Krystal Spencer
of Bedford, Iowa; daughter-in-law Barbara Cox of Shenandoah, Iowa; brother
Wayne Cox and wife Phyllis of Bedford, Iowa; sister, Edna Ruth Pruitt of
Blaine, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cox of Madrid, Iowa; and special
friend, Mildred Davison of Bedford, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Beatrice, son Lyle,
brothers James Howard and Gordon, sister Mildred Kapple, and infant brother,
Marjorie H. Cox
Marjorie Cox, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July
6, 2000, at Integrated Health Services, Clarinda, Iowa. Marjorie was born
November 17, 1914, in Huntsville, Alabama, to Peter A. Manson and Amy Kryselmire
Manson. She graduated from Clarinda High School. Marjorie was united in
marriage October 19, 1935, to Floyd Cox who preceded her in death in 1975.
They farmed east of Siam and she moved to Clarinda following the death
of her husband.
Survivors include children G. Warren Cox and wife Shirley of Covington,
Washington, Charlotte Newberg and husband Ray of Clarinda, Iowa, Gary Cox
and wife Ester of Sioux City, Iowa, C. Wayne Cox of Leavenworth, Kansas,
Jean E. Wilson of Clarinda; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great
grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; sister, Georgia Blackman
of Lewis, Iowa; and brother-in-law Cliff Yarnell of Newport, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Robert
A. Wilson, two sisters, Alice Higgins and Jessie Yarnell, and brother-in-law
Funeral services were held Monday, July 10, 2000 at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clarinda. Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jim Crellin, operator of pharmacies in Tucumcari for 43 years died
January 22, 2000. James H. Crellin was born at Sioux City, Iowa, on May
16, 1930. He attended schools in Cloeridge and Lincoln, Nebraska, and graduated
from high school in Clarinda, Iowa, in 1947. He attended Clarinda Junior
College and the University of Nebraska until 1951, when he enlisted in
After serving almost five years as a Pharmacist's Mate at Memphis Naval
Hospital on the U.S.S. Olgethorpe, and at the Norfolk Amphibious Base,
he was discharged as a Corpsman 2nd Class. He then continued his pharmacy
training and graduated from the University of Colorado.
James Crellin moved to Tucumcari in 1957 with his parents, L.D. "Pete"
and Myrtle Crellin, where he and his parents purchased D&S Drug on
Main Street. In 1959 Jim and his father purchased 66 Drive-In Drug on Highway
66. Norma Redhage and Jim Crellin were married in July of 1960. In 1965
the L.D. Crellins retired and moved to Denver. Norma started keeping books
for the two drug stores. In 1968 Jim sold both stores and opened a new
store, Zia Drug, which they operated for 30 years.
He served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict and was
active in many civic duties in Tucumcari and Quay County.
Survivors include his wife Norma Jean Crellin of Tucumcari; one daughter,
Kristy Frame and husband Don of Little Rock, Ark; one sister, Joan Maurer
of Silver Creek, Nebr.; one brother, John S. Crellin of Taos; three nieces;
Funeral services were held at Dunn Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the
family plot of Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests for
those who wish, donations be made to local charities.