Miscellaneous Page County, Iowa Obituaries


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Arnold Emil Magwitz
Arnold Emil Magwitz was born July 1, 1913, in Perry County at Crosstown, Missouri. He lived there until March 1917 when the family moved to Schickley, Nebraska.
He went through seventh grade at Schickley working for 10 cents an hour at the broom factory with his brother Art and two sisters. Arnold finished eighth grade at Deschler, Nebraska. He was confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Deschler, on May 29, 1927. His confirmation verse was Romans 1:16. After that he worked at odd jobs, dug ditches, and mowed yards. He worked on the farm for Rich Lenz for three years. He also worked on the county farm. After working there he drove cattle to Holt County, Nebraska, along with four head of horses. He put up hay there in the sandhills of Nebraska. It got very dry there so he went to Walthill, Nebraska. This is where Rudolph Wallers, a cousin lived. He picked corn there two seasons. Arnold worked west of York until 1939 when he went to Missouri to pick corn for Merlin Teuscher. He had never picked a hundred bushel of corn a day until that first day in Missouri. After corn picking season he went to work for Uncle Hal Barr to milk cows. This is where he met Lora Wagoner. They were married February 23, 1941 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clarinda. They lived six miles northwest of Bedford until February of 1948 then moving to a farm north-west of Clarinda until May 25, 1978 when they moved into Clarinda. Lora passed away suddenly on September 22, 1985. Arnold married Grace Kimm September 6, 1986. He moved to the Eiler House, Clarinda, in February of 2000. He passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, April 30.
Arnold and Lora had two children, Karen Young and her husband Jim of Clinton, Missouri, and Myron Magwitz and his wife Billie of Clarinda, Iowa.
Arnold's main hobbies were baseball, baseball, and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Emanuel Magwitz and Anna Marie Stelling Magwitz; his wife, Lora; five sisters and three brothers.
He is survived by his children: Karen and Myron; wife, Grace living with her daughter in Mesa, Arizona; four grandchildren; five step grandchildren; fourteen step great grandchildren; three step great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Doris Magwitz of Bristol, Wisconsin; nieces, nephews, and his faithful pet companion, Toby.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3, at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda with burial at Immanuel Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church or L.E.A.F. at Clarinda Lutheran School.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Born July 1, 1913
Crosstown, Missouri
Entered Into Rest April 30, 2000
Clarinda, Iowa
Age 86 Years 9 Months 30 Days
Services Held
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2000
St. John Lutheran Church
Rev. Gary Jaeckle Rev. Jerome Wagoner
Lloyd Magwitz Jacob Wagoner Earl Dean Shipferling
Dennis Meier Darrell Wagoner Greg Holt
Carolyn Foster
Jerome, Ron, Joel & Lyle
Congregational Hymn
"Amazing Grace"
Vocal Selection
"How Great Thou Art"
Guest Book
Hannah Magwitz Kellie Woldruff
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Page County, Iowa
Arrangements by
Clarinda, Iowa

James Grant Maranville
Grant Maranville of Clarinda was born December 24, 1916, in Taylor County near Bedford, Iowa, to Emmett I. and Edith Anderson Maranville. He died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Veterans Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.
Grant attended Amity School in College Springs and graduated from Clarinda High School. On March 19, 1941, he was married to Marguerite Mendenhall in Clarinda, Iowa.
He served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served from April 20, 1942, to December 24, 1945.
Grant was active in the American Legion for over 50 years, a member of Disabled American Veterans and Amvets, and helped with SHARE Clarinda and the RSVP program.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Warren Maranville of Omaha, Nebraska, and sister Margaret Bower of Medford, Oregon. He is survived by his son, James Maranville and his wife Merideth of Clarinda; grandchildren Brian Maranville of Bedford, Iowa, Kris Maranville of Puerto Rico, and Nicole Maranville of Braddyville, Iowa; and great grandsons Tyler and Turner.
Born December 24, 1916 in Bedford, Iowa
Entered Into Rest March 1, 2000 at Omaha, Nebraska
Age 83 Years 2 Months 7 Days
Services Held At
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel
10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000
Rev. John Clark
Bill McAllister Loren Foster Marvin Britt
Gary Lininger Jay Lininger Gary Crowdy
Honorary Pallbearers
Wilbur Lininger Art Dunshee
James Campbell Bob Heumphreyville
Military Rites
New Market American Legion Post 300
Clarinda Cemetery
Clarinda, Iowa
Arrangements by
Clarinda, Iowa
Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans.

Maurice Ceddell Messbarger
Maurice Ceddell Messbarger, 80, of Burlington Junction, Missouri, passed away early Sunday morning, July 2, 2000, at his home.
He was born February 10, 1920, at Loveland, Colorado, to Albert and Mary McClarin Messbarger, one of thirteen children. He has lived in the Burlington Junction area for many years.
He was a farmer in the Burlington Junction area for many years and was a self-employed truck owner, agriculture supplier, antique dealer, and owner of the Velma's Bank Restaurant before his retirement due to poor health.
He was a member of the CC Camp in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in the late 1930's; worked for Bonniville Power Lines in Washougal, Washington, and the shipyards in Vancouver, Washington, during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gaylen Messbarger and an infant brother, James; and two sisters, Pauline Wagner and Florris Clark.
He is survived by his wife, Velma, of the home; six children, Caroline Helliker, Lee Summitt, Mo., Albert "Butch" Messbarger, Tarkio, Mo., Curtis Messbager, Rock Port, Mo., Randy Messbarger, Aurora, Mo., Tamara "Tammy" McGuire, Maryville, Mo., and Loyalea Henry Braddyville; twenty-one grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Messbarger, Overland Park, Ks., Bill Messbarger, Baxter Springs, Ks., Jack Messbarger, Georgetown, Tx., and Darrell Messbarger, North Kansas City, Mo; four sisters, LaVonne Jones, Kansas City, Ks., Evlyn Carmichael, St. Joseph, Mo., Virginia Green, Phoenix, Az., and Joan Squire, North Kansas City, Mo.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 5, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Burlington Junction. Committal was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Maryville. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Francis Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel, Burlington Junction.

John Midkiff
John R. Midkiff, age 17 of Hazelwood, Missouri, died Sunday, May 21, 2000 at Hazelwood, Missouri.
John was born May 16, 1983 at Bridgton, Missouri, to Roy Midkiff and Juliane (Snodderley) Midkiff.
John attended Hazelwood West High School and worked part-time at the Howdershell Car Wash.
Survivors include his parents, Roy Midkiff of Hazelwood, Missouri, and Juliane Midkiff of Owensville, Missouri; one brother, Clayton, Clayton T. Midkiff, Missouri; Ruth Ann Snodderley of Clearmont, Missouri; and many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Roy T. Midkiff Sr., and Darrell D. Snodderley.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 25, at the Alexander Funeral Home in St. Ann, Missouri, with burial in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Alexander Funeral Home of St. Ann was in charge of arrangements.

Garney Moody
Garney Moody, 67, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. Garney was born August 26, 1932, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Albert F. and Isa Lou McLain Moody. He was a graduate of Clarinda High School. Garney was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a nursery worker in the nurseries in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Survivors include his sister Irene Moody. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services were held at Friday, January 14, 2000, at the Clarinda Cemetery with Rev. Dwight Crosby officiating. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond L. Moore
Raymond L. Moore, age 90 years, 10 months, 1 day, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 4, 2000 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. Raymond was born September 2, 1909, in Clarinda, Iowa, to William Moore and Elizabeth Caskey Moore. He was united in marriage to Twila Sadie Bearce May 25, 1937 and she preceded him in death February 12, 1991. Raymond farmed in Taylor County until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and was an elder for 50 years.
Survivors include his twin daughters, Marie Hensley and husband Lynn of Bedford, Iowa, and Margaret Moore of Omaha, Nebraska; twin sons, Robert Moore of Griswold, Iowa, and Richard Moore of Clarinda, Iowa. Also surviving are grandchildren Sherri Sparkes, Julie Brummer, Carolyn Morris, Connie Fister, Mindi Moore and Randi Moore, great grandchildren Jessica, Tracy and Daniel Sparkes, Brianne, Brock and Brady Fister, Raven Morris, Tabitha and Nicholas Brummer and sister Catherine Moore of Clarinda.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Mary Ellen Whitney.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Pastor Jerry Milroy officiating. Burial was in Covenanter Cemetery, rural Clarinda. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Moses
Barbara Moses, age 65, of Shambaugh, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 31, 2000 at her home in Shambaugh, Iowa. Barbara was born March 11, 1935, in Taylor County, Iowa, to Wilbur Remind and Eathell Navella Flemming Fletcher. February 18, 1964, she was united in marriage to James Moses, who survives. She was a R.T.W. at M.H.I. Clarinda, Iowa, for twenty-four years and retired January 29, 2000. Barbara enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Jim of the home; son, James L. Moses and wife Cathy of Shambaugh, Iowa, son, Daniel L. Moses of Red Oak, Iowa; daughter, Lisa Foster and husband Joe P. of Shambaugh, Iowa; four grandchildren, two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; sister, Ona Wyleen Thompson and husband Max of Mt. Home, Arkansas; brother, William Lee Fletcher and wife Kathy of Villisca, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters, Cynthia Sue, and brother, Carl Fletcher.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, 2000, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Rev. Bettie Hull officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Page County Cancer Society.

Helen McCunn
Helen McCunn, age 88, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, formerly of Clarinda, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Minneapolis, where she was a resident. Helen was born September 16, 1911, at College Springs, Iowa, to Edward Crain and Ann McMahon Crain. She was united in marriage in 1934 to Frank J. McCunn, who preceded her in death in 1985.
Survivors include sons, David McCunn and wife Diane of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Michael McCunn and wife Pam of Marina Del Ray, California; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Thompson of St. Petersburg, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Ben Crain.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, 2000 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Don Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle L. McCunn
Myrtle McCunn, 91, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Bethany Lutheran Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she had resided since November 3, 1999. She had moved to Council Bluffs in June of 1999 to be near her daughter.
Myrtle was born June 21, 1908, in Coffey, Missouri, to John and Molly Ellen Brown Goucher. She was united in marriage November 18, 1927, to Wendell (Abe) McCunn who preceded her in death April 4, 1982. Myrtle had worked as a waitress, worked at the telephone company and was bookkeeper at the Co-op. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include daughter Marcene Gillespie of Gretna, Nebraska; son, Ronald McCunn of Incline Village, Nevada; daughter, Sharon Herzberg and husband Richard of Council Bluffs, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and four sisters.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials are directed to First Christian Church or to the Alzheimers Association.

Bill McCurdy
Funeral services for Bill McCurdy, 81, of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Braddyville, Iowa, were held Saturday, February 26, 2000, at Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita, with Dr. William McConnell of Hillside Christian Church officiating and Masonic Rites given. Burial was in Lakeview.
Bill passed away Sunday evening following several months of illness. He was born October 3, 1918, near Braddyville, Iowa, the son of Loyd and Beulah Nicholas McCurdy.
He was preceded in death by wife Joan, parents Loyd and Beulah, brother Truman and infant brother.
Bill is survived by four children: Billy Dean McCurdy, Littleton, Colorado, Bob McCurdy and Don McCurdy, Wichita, Kansas, and Donette Ward of Arkansas; four sisters, Arlene Lusk, Clearmont, Missouri, Annabell Fuller, Clarinda, Iowa, Mary Lou Murphy, Braddyville, and Bonnie Miller, Clarinda; brother-in-law, Bill Miller, Clarinda, and sister-in-law Betty McCurdy, Braddyville, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials to the Leukemia Society.

Georgia McMorris
Georgia LeeAnn McMorris, age 86 of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of Leon, Iowa, the daughter of Eliza and Fred McMorris, was born June 14, 1913 near Leon, Iowa. She died in Clarinda, Iowa, on March 31, 2000.
Georgia graduated from Leon High School in 1931, then the two year primary education course at Simpson College in 1945. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1967.
Her first teaching experience was in rural schools of Decatur County. She later taught two years in the Weldon Public School and then taught first grade in Leon for 38 years. Georgia retired in May of 1983.
She spent most of her life in Leon or nearby, but since June of 1983 she has lived in Clarinda, Iowa.
Georgia was a member of the Central Decatur Education Association, the Iowa State Education Association, and the National Education Association for many years.
She also was a member of the Leon Brethren Church. In later years she attended the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clarinda.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and two brothers: Raymond and Paul McMorris.
She leaves to mourn three brothers: Donald McMorris and wife Mary of Windermere, Florida; John McMorris and wife Viola of Independence, Iowa; and Richard McMorris and wife Merlin of Stanley, Kansas; two sisters: Dorothy Rittenback of Jamestown, North Dakota; and Elizabeth Redman of Leon, Iowa; two sisters-in-law: Helen McMorris of Kellerton, Iowa; and Helen Gjovig and husband Joe of Iowa City, Iowa; many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many neighbors and friends.
Born June 14, 1913
Decatur County, Iowa
Died March 31, 2000
Clarinda, Iowa
Funeral Service
Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home
Leon, Iowa
2:00 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2000
Rev. Terry D. Roberts
Charletta Durell
Terry D. Roberts
"I Love to Tell the Story" "Star of the East"
Bill Greenwood Richard Ridgway
Kenton McClaran Don Redman
Oda McKern Charles Warren
Leon Cemetery
Leon, Iowa

Earl J. (George) Murphy
Earl J. (George) Murphy was born September 14, 1912 at Indianapolis, Indiana, to James and Florence (Thompson) Murphy.
In 1946 he was married to Marg Turk at Indianapolis. He was employed by Kingan, Hygrade, and Wilson Meat-packing for nearly 50 years. He worked in Indianapolis, Ind., Richmond, Va., and Clarinda, Ia. He came to work at the Clarinda plant in the early 1970's. He retired from there and has enjoyed retirement, fishing and boating in the Clarinda area.
Earl died suddenly Tuesday morning, May 30, 2000 at Clarinda Regional Health Center.
He is survived by his wife, Marg, of Clarinda; children Carl Murphy of Richmond, Va., Andrea and her husband Willie Shaw of Kenbridge, Va., Jan and David Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ryan Murphy of Clarinda; grandchildren, Sabrina and Craig Marshall, E. James II and Shelly Murphy, Samuel Murphy, Duane II and Andrea Murphy, Darren Murphy, Andrew and Michele Murphy, Rick and Paula Smith, Brett Smith, Travis Wymore, Levi Platt, Lindsey and Star Murphy; great grandchildren Jonathan, Rachel, Krystal, Emily and Suzanne Marshall, Christopher and Marcus Murphy, and Mathew Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Duane Murphy, and grandson, Flagg Murphy.
A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, June 3, 2000 at St. Clare Catholic Church, Clarinda. Burial will be at Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. A memorial fund is being established. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Byron Nelson
Donald Byron Nelson, son of Carl Alexander and Thyra Josephine (Youngberg) Nelson, was born April 29, 1921, in rural Douglas Township, Page County, Iowa. He passed away at Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, on January 16, 2000, following a brief illness at the age of 78 years, eight months, and eighteen days.
Donald lived his entire life in Douglas Township. He was a life-long member of Bethesda Lutheran Church where he served on various committees and councils. He attended and graduated from country school near his home.
Following his graduation, he worked on the family farm with his father. He took pride in the land that his grandfather bought from the railroad in the late 1860s or early 1870s after immigrating from Sweden. Donald enjoyed his Swedish heritage and liked visiting with anyone who could talk a little Swedish.
On August 13, 1947, Donald was united in marriage to Melva Maxine Ashbaugh at the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. They first made their home on forty acres of land one-quarter mile west of his family farm. To this union were born two children, Gary Donald and Diane Louise. Following the death of his father Donald, his family, and mother moved to the family farm in 1965. He continued farming as long as he was able, finally selling his cattle herd in the spring of 1998.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Anna Louise (Nelson) Palmquist. His wife, Maxine, passed away on September 12, 1999. Donald is survived by his son, Gary Nelson of Ralston, Nebraska; his daughter, Diane Campbell and her husband Christopher of Clarinda, Iowa; three grandsons: Chuck Joseph Nelson and Daniel Gary Nelson of Omaha, Nebraska; and Alexander Frank Campbell of Clarinda, Iowa; his brother-in-law, Gerhardt Palmquist; and many relatives and friends.
Born April 29, 1921 in Bethesda, Douglas Township, Iowa
Entered Into Rest January 16, 2000, at Omaha, Nebraska
Age 78 Years 8 Months 18 Days
Services Held At
Bethesda Lutheran Church
2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2000
Melba Smith
Robert Wright - Terry Dammann -Kent Setterburg
Phillip Johnson - Leslie Linquist - Dwight Sederburg -Larry Young
Kathy Hansen
Congregation Hymns
"Beautiful Savior" and "Children of the Heavenly Father"
Guest Book
Joan Setterburg and Phyllis Carlson
Wayne Sederburg Leslie Freed
Bethesda Cemetery
Bethesda, Iowa
Arrangements by
Clarinda, Iowa

Keith E. Nelson
Keith E. Nelson, the son of Carl and Mabel Perry Nelson, was born above a blacksmith shop in Farragut, Iowa, on January 6, 1928, and passed away at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 18, 2000.
Keith attended LaPrairie Country School for the first three years of his education, later attending Eureka Country School and later graduating from Westboro Missouri High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1946 serving his term of service in Bangor, Maine, and Biloxi, Mississippi. After the service he farmed in the Tarkio, Westboro, and Northboro areas all of his life along with helping at the Boylan Service Station in Northboro for many years. Keith was a member of the Order of the Arrow. His special interests included wood working, cards, dominos, fishing, grandkids, his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his daughter, JoAnn Pollman and husband Gary of Coin, Iowa; son Ronald Nelson and wife Cindy of Northboro; daughter, Jerilyn Smith and her husband Raymond of Clarinda, Iowa; son Charles and his wife Ilona Nelson of Shenandoah, Iowa. Also surviving are four brothers, Kenneth and his wife Virginia of Sidney, Iowa, Carroll Nelson and his wife Kay of Blanchard, Iowa, and sister Lois Ann Spangler and her husband Darrell of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Tuesday, February 22, 2000, with Rev. Glen Scott officiating. Burial took place at the Union Grove Cemetery in Northboro, Iowa.

Carl Andrew Newberg
Carl Andrew Newberg was born March 13, 1920 in Montgomery County, Iowa, near Villisca. He was the son of Frank Albert and Minnie Smith Newberg. Carl died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his farm near Braddyville, Iowa, as a result of a tractor accident.
Carl attended Hazel Dell Country School near Villisca and the College Springs Consolidated School. He served in the United States Army in World War II. Carl spent his lifetime farming. His home was always open to friends and relatives and he generously gave of his time helping others.
Carl is survived by his son, Terry Hanesworth, of Concordia, Missouri; and two granddaughters, Kari Powell and husband Nathan of Kansas City, Missouri, and Debra Fasion and husband Willie of Overland Park, Kansas, and two great grandsons, Christopher, and Jordan Powell. Also surviving are three brothers, Paul Newberg and wife Evelyn of Maryville, Missouri, Kenneth E. Newberg of Clarinda, Iowa, and Arllie Newberg of Buena Park, California; and three sisters, Velma Patience and husband Robert of Maryville, Missouri, Frances Offenburger and Delores Fischer of Shenandoah, Iowa.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Albert Newberg Harvie Newberg, and Robert Sheldon in infancy, sisters Mary Swim, Agnes Smith and Maxine Grieshaber.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Duling officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa. Memorials are directed to Amity Hall at College Springs.

Guy Noble
Guy Noble, 99, of New Market, Iowa, died Monday morning, January, 10, 2000, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. Guy was born December 17, 1900, in rural New Market, Iowa, to Frank L. and Myra Glassgow Noble. January 7, 1924 he was united in marriage to Opal Lewis, who preceded him in death, December 9, 1999. He was a farmer in the New Market area.
Survivors include his daughter, Gloria Jeanne Treese and husband George of Lincoln, Nebraska, son, John Stanton Noble and wife Wanda of Urbandale, Iowa, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, sisters, Wilma Peterman of New Market, Iowa, Lela Herold of Lebanon, Oregon, Iva Peters of Lebanon, Oregon, Gladys Bashor of Salem, Oregon and Ethel Drueger of Silverdale, Oregon. Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, one sister and two brothers.
Funeral services were held at Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the New Market Methodist Church.

Joyce O'Connor
Joyce O'Connor, 56, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda. Joyce was born June 22, 1943, at Davenport, Iowa, to Gilbert and Berniece Guyer McAndrews. She was a graduate of Lost Nation High School, Lost Nation, Iowa, and a graduate of St. Theresa College, Winona, Minnesota. Joyce was a volunteer with PAVLA (Papal Volunteers to Latin America) and spent two years in Jamaica.
Survivors include sons, Mark O'Connor of Annandale, Virginia, Brian O'Connor of Springfield, Virginia, brothers, John McAndrews and wife Ruth of Davenport, Iowa, Thomas McAndrews and wife Pat of Clarinda, Iowa, sisters, Jeneane Sebolt and husband John of Eldridge, Iowa, and Pat Pelan and husband Dennis of Logan, Iowa. Her parents preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 24, at St. Clare Catholic Church with Father Tom Coenen officiating. Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Osborne
Mary Bernice Osborne, formerly of Clarinda and Shambaugh, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 22, 2000. Memorial services were held Saturday, July 1, at Shambaugh Methodist Church.
Ms. Osborne was born December 14, 1922 at Myrna, Nebraska, the daughter of Clyde and Rema Jared.
She received her LPN license in 1960 and served as psychiatric nurse at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. She married Jerome "Ozzie" Osborne in 1961, and founded Osborne Upholstery in 1968 in Clarinda, moving the business to Shambaugh in 1975. She retired in 1980.
Ms. Osborne was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shambaugh and an active participant there until her move to Wichita, Kansas, in 1997.
She is survived by her son, George Knapple, of Wichita; daughter, Rosemary Gilbert, of Oak Grove, Missouri; sister, Maxine Gustafson of Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren, Lydia Akers of Quincy, Illinois, Mari Courtney Knapple of Kansas City, Missouri, Jared Knapple of Wichita, Kansas; grandson Marshall Behrmann of Wichita, Joshua Behrmann of Oak Grove, and Lindsey Knapple of Wichita.
A memorial has been established at the Shambaugh Methodist Church.

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