|001Gerald Neil Cutler, son of Harvey H. Cutler and Grace (Patton) Cutler, was born on December 23, 1933 in Shenandoah, Iowa and lived most of his life on the Century farm near Northboro, Iowa. Neil entered into the arms of the Lord on July 16, 2011 at the Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska from complications due to an accident at his home.
Neil was a good natured man, loving to laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. As a young boy, he enjoyed riding horses and was involved in the Northboro Rough Riders Club. He also enjoyed playing basketball and baseball in school. Neil very much enjoyed fishing and traveling with his wife Iva Jean to all of the United States. They most recently enjoyed trips to Alaska and the southern states. Neil loved the life of a farmer and being a steward of the land.
Neil graduated in the Class of 1952. After graduation he enlisted in the U S Navy of which he was very proud. He met his wife, Iva Jean Shirley of Randolph, Iowa and they were married on December 25, 1954. Neil was a lifetime member of the Northboro United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Antique Tractor Assoc. and he recently received his fifty year membership certificate from the Emanuel Masonic Lodge of Blanchard, Iowa.
Neil was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Survivors include his wife Iva Jean of the home; daughter, Julie Graham and husband Ron of rural Northboro; son, Mark Cutler and wife Mary of rural Northboro; three grandchildren, Kyle Graham and wife Hannah of St. Joseph, MO, Kameron Johnson and husband Brandon of Council Bluffs, IA and Michael Cutler of Columbus, NE; and two great grandchildren, Tristyn Johnson and Kenna Graham.
Others left to cherish his memory include, brother-in-law, Max Miller and wife Kay of Ericson, NE; five nephews, Jeff Miller and wife Pam and family of Ericson, NE, Steve Miller and wife Rita and family of Graham, MO, Dan Miller and wife Denise and family of Red Oak, IA, Gene Taylor and Jourdan of Gaithersburg, MD, and Mike Griffes and family of Missoula, MT; two nieces, Cindy Taylor of Lake Stevens, WA, and Jeanne Koepplin and husband Bob and family of Iona, ID; sister-in-law, Patricia Griffes and husband Bob of Seeley Lake, MT; and cousin, Doris Messick of Graham, MO; other relatives and many friends.
Neil was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jo Ann Miller and Chrystal Taylor; brother-in-law, Chet Taylor and a niece, Lori Miller
|002Elaine passed away on Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, Iowa|
James L. (Jim) Leseberg 86, of Maryville MO and formerly of Edmond, OK and Beatrice, NE passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville, MO
Jim was born on February 6, 1925 in Marshall County, KS, to Henry Jordan and Christine Helen Christianson Leseberg. On December 21, 1948 in Odell, NE, Jim was united in marriage to Arlene Dvorak. She passed away on March 25, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Jim retired from Nebraska Public Power in 1985. He also owned and operated Jim’s Apco Service in Beatrice. He was a lifelong baseball fan and had played on the Beatrice Legion Ball team. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking and spending time with his family.
Jim was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, the Elks Lodge, and Eagles Lodge all of Beatrice, NE.
Survivors include his daughter, Diane (Ron) Brown, Maryville, MO, and son, Dennis (JoAnn) Leseberg, Edmond, OK, two grandsons, Chris (Kati) Brown, Union, MO, and Nick Brown, Kansas City, MO, granddaughter, Megan Leseberg, Austin, TX, a great granddaughter, Natalie Brown, three sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Leseberg’s body will be cremated and his memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice, NE. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Beatrice, NE Humane Society, or to the New Nodaway Humane Society, Maryville, MO.
Local arrangements by the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO, for online obituary and condolences, visit www.bramfuneralhome.com
Robert H. (Doris) Farnan 82, Maryville, MO and formerly of Conception Junction, MO passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the St. Francis Hospital, Maryville.
Doris was born on December 10, 1928 in Clyde, MO to Joseph H. and Gertude Sullivan Farnan, he had lived most of his life in Conception Junction, MO and for the past year in Maryville.
He had been a Janitor for various businesses in the area. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Doris was a Korean War veteran, and served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the St. Columba Catholic Church, and the Tri-C American Legion Post #464, both of Conception Junction, MO.
On September 1, 1953, Doris was united in marriage to Alice Wilson Farnan in Conception, Jct, she preceded him in death, he was also preceded by his parents, a sister, Mary Ann Reeves, and two brothers, Wilford and Maurice Farnan.
Left to mourn his passing are his children, Sandra Farnan, Maryville, MO, David Farnan, Maryville, MO, Joyce (Mark) Frampton, Arkoe, MO, Sharon (Dave) Luke, Stanberry, MO, Annette Farnan, Maryville, MO, Joe (Robin) Farnan, Conception, MO, Paul (Brenda) Farnan, Bedford, IA, two brothers, Irvin Farnan, Savannah, MO, John (Helen) Farnan, Cameron, MO, sister, Alice (Robert) Barmann, Maryville, MO. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the St. Columba Catholic Church, Conception Junction, MO, burial will be in the St. Columba Cemetery, Conception, MO, Fr. Alan Stetz, OSB will be the celebrant.
The Parish and family rosary will be at 6:30 P.M. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at St. Columba Catholic Church, with visitation to follow.
Military honors at the cemetery will be conducted by members of the Tri-C American Legion Post 464, Conception, Junction, MO.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, or the Tri-C American Legion Post 464, Conception Junction, MO, or to the Benedictine Convent, Clyde, MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO
Edward Dale “E.D” Wiley 88, of Maryville, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Maryville, Mo.
E.D. was born on March 14, 1923 to Dale and Ethel LouOna McClurg in Pickering, Mo. E.D. was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Herschel Wiley, his sister Wilma Toler, grandson Jacob Bryan Wiley, and his son, Mark Bryan Wiley.
On June 1, 1944, E.D. and Esther Jean Hall were united in marriage at the Wilcox Methodist Church, Wilcox, MO, she survives of the home. They enjoyed 67 years of marriage together.
E.D. and his beloved wife had lived in Lodi, CA, and Portland, OR, and later moved to Gerber, CA. In 1947 they moved to Suma, WA and stayed there until 1955. It was then that they purchased the Patterson Farm near Quitman, MO, and started their Jersey Dairy Cow herd.
E.D. graduated from the Red Bluff High School, class of 1941, Red Bluff, CA. He later attended a welding school and became an underwater, overhead welder, constructing boats for World War II. He also attended the Graham School in Portland, OR and learned the artificial insemination trade. He was a technician for Curtis Breeding for 25 years. He later worked for more than a decade as a mail carrier at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. He was an avid Bearcat fan, and attended every sporting event possible.
E.D.’s memberships included the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, Mo., and he was formerly of the Wilcox Missouri United Methodist Church, where he had been the Superintendant for several years. Member and former president of the Northwest Missouri Registered Jersey Cattle Club, Missouri Dairy Association, the Wednesday morning Camino Club, United Methodist Men, and had be a over 50 year member of the Skidmore Masonic Lodge #511, AF & AM, Skidmore, Mo.
E.D. loved to entertain, he sang and yodeled for groups and had performed with a Men’s Quartet, and he loved to tell jokes.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Jean of Maryville, his children, Marlene (Keith) Mowry, Severance, Kan., Kurby Edward (Linda) Wiley, Buford, Ga., Patricia Elaine (Al) Latall, Kansas City, Mo., and Anita Marie (Mark) Dickey, Overland Park, Kan., Christi Wiley, Kansas City, Mo. He is also survived by his sister, Coleen (Orlando) Burson, Ephrata, Wa., and his brother Drexel (Dorothy) Wiley, Ferndale, Wa., and by 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, MO. Pastor Scott Moon will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, MO, Methodist Men, or the Women’s Circle of the Church, or to the Skidmore Masonic Lodge #511, AF & AM, Skidmore, Mo
Beryl Venard Dragoo 99, of Burlington Junction, MO passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Golden Living Center, Maryville, MO.
Beryl was born on October 12, 1911 in Fairfax, MO to Meade and Vida Combs Dragoo.
On September 28, 1940 he was united in marriage to Esther Davis in Oregon, MO, she preceded him in death on May 1, 2000.. He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Donna Harden, his sister Sally Austin, and his five brothers, Frank, Orville, Everett, Ross, and Byron Dragoo.
He is survived by his five daughters, Joan (Jim) Meyer, Burlington Junction, MO, Linda Lekey, Maryville, MO, Sue Collins, Platte City, MO, Rita (Dallas) Hamilton, Burlington Junction, MO, and Lavone (J.O.) Norris, Olathe, KS. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. The burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Clearmont, MO. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Camp Quality of NW Missouri, or to the United Methodist Church, Burlington Junction, MO.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO
Mark Bryan Wiley 57 of Independence, MO passed away unexpectedly Monday July 25, 2011 at his home in Independence.
Mark was born in Bellingham, WA on October 10, 1953 to Edward Dale “E.D.” and Esther Jean Hall Wiley. Formerly of Maryville and Kansas City, MO, Mark had lived in Independence for the past 8 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Jacob Bryan Wiley on March 24, 2005.
Mark graduated from West Nodaway High School, Burlington Junction, MO in 1972. He earned his B.S. and Master’s degrees from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity at Northwest.
He attended Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO, was a member of the Bearcat Booster Club, United Methodist Men, and the Cursillo Community. He organized and led fundraising events for Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, in honor of his son, Jacob.
Mark’s survivors include his wife Christi Wiley of the home in Independence, his daughter, Jaci (Alvah) Newman, Kansas City, MO, his stepdaughter, Lindsay Thompson, Buckner, MO, grandchildren, Chase and Jaylen Newman, Kansas City, MO, and his step granddaughter, Jordyn Atagi, Buckner, MO. He is also survived by his four siblings, Marlene (Keith) Mowry, Severence, KS, Kurby Edward (Linda) Wiley, Buford, GA, Patricia Elaine (Al) Latah, Kansas City, MO, Anita Marie (Mark) Dickey, Overland Park, KS, and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, July 29, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, MO. The burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery, Pickering, MO. Pastor Scott Moon will be the officiant.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Chase and Jaylen Newman Education Fund at Bank Midwest, 402 N. Main, Maryville, MO 64468.
Mark was known for his charming personality, generosity, and great stories. He was an avid Bearcat enthusiast.
For online guestbook and obituary, visit www.bramfuneralhome.
Rick Winfred McIntyre was born on a Monday morning, August 24, 1959 to his parents Lawrence Winfred and Wilma Wright McIntyre at Saint Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri.
Rick grew up on the farm near Burlington Junction; he attended the United Methodist Church and the West Nodaway public schools. Rick loved and excelled in football and baseball at West Nodaway. Rick graduated from West Nodaway in 1977.
In the fall of 1977, Rick began his college education at Northwest Missouri State University. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981 with a double major in Industrial Technology and Agriculture. After graduation from college, Rick was employed at Broadway Industries in Kansas City.
In the spring of 1984, Rick moved to Rogers, Arkansas. Presently, Rick was working for the Jack Carter Company of Rogers. He loved and served God with all of his heart. Rick was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Church of Rogers. Rick was also a part of the First Impressions Team at the church.
Rick Winfred McIntyre departed his earthly life and entered into God’s eternal realm on Monday morning, July 25, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.
Rick will be greatly missed by his parents, relatives, friends, and church family.
Survivors include his parents, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the United Methodist Church, Burlington Jct. MO. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church.
The burial will be in the Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Jct. MO.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the Burlington Junction United Methodist Church memorial fund or the Burlington Junction Summer Baseball Association
Robert L. Stevenson 85, of Elmo, MO passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in Parker, CO.
Mr. Stevenson was born near Dotham, MO on August 31, 1925 to James A. and Stella A Payne Stevenson. He was preceded in death by his parents and 7 brothers.
A U.S. Army veteran, he had served during World War II.
Mr. Stevenson had worked for the U.S. Forestry Department, and later retired after many years as a Cartographer for the U.S. Department of the Interior. He had worked at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, CO.
Survivors include two sons, John Stevenson, Parker, CO, and Kevin Stevenson, Falmouth, VA, three grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside services and burial are tentatively set for 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, MO. No formal visitation is planned.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO
Ronald Drew Ashley 76, of Maryville, MO, formerly of Hemet, CA, and Maitland, MO, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at the St. Francis Hospital, Maryville.
Born on March 27, 1935 to Drew and Lorena McKinney Ashley in Hemet, Ronald moved to Maryville in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jody Lynn Ashley in February 2006, and his wife Valerie Jean Ashley in March 2006.
Ronald worked in production in the Aerospace industry in Southern California for all of his adult life. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his two sons, Bradley (Mickey) Ashley, and Steven Scott (Lynne) Ashley both of Maryville, his brother, Kent Ashley, Romaland, CA, and his sister Kay Meadows, Hemet, CA. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ashley has been cremated under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. Memorial services will be at a later date.
For online guestbook and obituary, visit www.bramfuneralhome.com
David Jerome Heflin, 56 of Pickering, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at St Francis Hospital, Maryville, Missouri.
David was born November 10, 1954 in St Joseph, Missouri, the son of James Sherman and Hallie Margarette (Joyner) Heflin. He was a 1972 graduate of Nodaway Holt High School, Graham, Missouri.
David married Carol Ann Sovereign on September 22, 1984 in Graham.
A farmer, he was employed by Broken Wheel Farms of Skidmore, Missouri. He was a member of the Nodaway County Fair Board, a former member of the Maryville Elks Lodge # 760 and a fan of the International Harvester Club.
David was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law: Ann Heflin and nephew: Brian Halley.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Heflin, of their home in Pickering; daughters: Sybil Brianne Wyatt, Kansas City, Missouri; Jenna Beth (Holt) McCrary, Pickering Missouri; son: Alex (Elizabeth) Heflin, Maryville; granddaughter: Cordelia Heflin; a brother: Paul (Martha) Heflin, Maryville; nieces: Jenni Halley, Karis (Adam) Morrow and Erin (T J) Allen; nephew: Jacob (Rosie) Heflin; his mother and father-in-law: Karen and Milton Sovereign, Pickering and several great nieces and nephews.
Visitation is anytime at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville.
Graveside Services are 10 am Monday, August 22, 2011 in White Oak Cemetery, Pickering.
Memorials may be made to the David Heflin Memorial Fund c/o Nodaway Valley Bank, Post Office Box 700, Maryville, Missouri 64468
Robert Francis DeBord, 76, Ravenwood, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at Golden Living Center in Maryville, Missouri.
Robert was born April 11, 1935 in Maitland, Missouri, the son of Francis Wentworth and Jessie (Kennedy) DeBord. A graduate of Maitland High School, Robert married Margaret Jane Underwood on June 23, 1955 in St Joseph, Missouri.
He was a rancher and cattleman for CRI Cattle Company, Guymon, Oklahoma. He attended the Methodist Church.
His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife: Margaret, of their home in Ravenwood; his children: Craig DeBord, Clarksdale, Missouri; Kenneth DeBord, Hot Springs, Arkansas; Kevin DeBord, Garden City, Missouri and Sonja DeBord, Ravenwood; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and two sisters: Beverly Collins, Maryville and Deanna Winters, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Visitation is 9-10 am Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Price Funeral Home Chapel with a
Memorial Service at 10 AM. Burial will be in Maitland Cemetery, Maitland, Missouri
Meredith E. Sherlock, 84 of Burlington Jct., Missouri passed away on August 14, 2011, at her home. She was born November 12, 1926, near Ravenwood, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd and Nellie (Swearingen) Evans. She married Wilbur J. Sherlock December 9, 1945 in Troy, Kansas.
Her husband, Wilbur preceded her in death on August 20, 1993. She was a 1944 graduate of the Clearmont, Missouri High School and was a member of the Clearmont Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Also preceding her in death were brothers: Theron and Warren Evans; sister Neva Nicholas; and son-in-law Howard Hornbuckle Jr.
Survivors include two sons: Ted Sherlock and Jeff Sherlock; four daughters: Judy Boeh, Jackie Hornbuckle, Pat Tiffany and Pam Sturdevant; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister Ruth Evans.
Friends may call at Price Funeral Home, Maryville at anytime. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville.
Memorials may be made to the Clearmont Community Club
|014Lloyd Neff, 90 of Maitland, Missouri died Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Maryville, Missouri. Lloyd Melvin Neff was born to Henry Roy Neff and Maude Alene (Towns) Neff on April 2, 1921 in Platte County, Missouri. On April 7, 1946 Lloyd married Roberta Elitha Faris. She was his wife for 52 years; on March 22, 2003 he married Anna Mae Husing. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother: Rachel (Johnson) Neff, his first wife, Roberta Elitha (Faris) Neff; second wife: Anna Mae (Husing) Neff; two brothers: Harold Neff and Nelson Neff. Lloyd is survived by five children: Keith (Carlene) Neff, Maitland, Missouri; Sandra (Curtis) Giffin, Guilford, Missouri; Nida (Kenneth) Clayton, Guilford, Missouri; Elitha (David) Bruning, Red Oak, Iowa; Jonathan (Susan) Neff, Olathe, Kansas; twenty grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, which he was very proud of; seven brothers and sisters: H R Neff, Omaha, Nebraska; Laverne Elfeldt, Lincoln, Nebraska; Jean Kiser, St Joseph, Missouri; Mary Modore, Bennington, Nebraska; Hazel Euler, Stewartsville, Missouri; Howard Neff, Scottsdale, Arizona and Bill Neff, Graham, Missouri. After discharge from the Army Lloyd attended GI school and entered into farming. He farmed in northwest Missouri and northern Iowa, raising hogs, cattle, crops and hybrid seed corn. After retiring from farming, Lloyd worked for the Mound City Bus Company, Williams Lawn Seed and helped out on the farm. Lloyd volunteered as a meals deliverer for the Nutrition Site and helped deliver meals to the workers during the flood of 1993. No one was a stranger to Lloyd. He always had time to strike up a conversation with a stranger or a friend. Lloyd served in the Army Infantry in World War II. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and entered Paris on the same day World War II ended. In the last couple of years, Lloyd was involved with the Honor Flight to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.. Lloyd enjoyed meeting with the other veterans and helped support the program so other vets could make the Honor Flight. Lloyd was very proud of his service to his country. Visitation is 2-4 pm Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Funeral Services are 10 am Monday, August 8, 2011 at Price Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Maitland Cemetery, Maitland, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Heartland Honor Flight, P O Box 2125, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 64063. Military Honors will be provided at graveside by the Missouri Military Honors Team|
|015 Freddie Leroy WilsonMaryville, Missouri Freddie Leroy Wilson, 79, Maryville, Missouri, died Thursday, August 04, 2011, at St Francis Hospital, Maryville, Missouri. Freddie was born Tuesday, October 13, 1931, in Bethany, Missouri to Thomas Millard and Jessie Lee (Larkin) Wilson. He was united in marriage to Thelma Irene Fairchild. To this union three children were born Marsha, Brenda and Jimmy. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Irene Wilson, two daughters,Marsha Anderson, Maryville, MO, Brenda Wilson and one son Jimmy Wilson, Chariton, IA, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Wilson’s body has been cremated.Visitation is 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, August 08, 2011Price Funeral Home, Maryville, MO|
|016Debra Kaye (Coulter) Ervin was born April 17, 1954 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of W.W. “Bill” and Grace (Havel) Coulter. She passed away on Thursday morning, August 4, 2011 at the Parkdale Manor in Maryville, Missouri following an extended illness at the age of 57 years, 3 months and 17 days.
Her family moved to Red Oak, Iowa in 1956 after living in Davenport and Columbus Junction, Iowa. She was raised and attended school in Red Oak and graduated from Red Oak Community High School in 1972. She was united in marriage to Gary Leland Ervin on December 22, 1972 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This union was blessed with two daughters, Julie and Jill.
Deb started working for Eveready Battery (Union Carbide) in Red Oak and devoted much of her life to this company for over 30 years. Deb and her family moved to Maryville, Missouri after the decision was made to close Eveready Battery in 1995. She continued working as a supervisor at Energizer Battery in Maryville until her retirement in 2008.
Deb was a devoted wife, mother, proud grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to so many. She also loved gardening, cooking, baking, planting daylilies, painting, spending time with her grandchildren and family, attending Bearcat football games, watching tennis and racing. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all those whose lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, John Michael Coulter in 1967. Survivors include her husband, Gary of Maryville, MO; her two daughters, Julie Blane and her husband Nathan of Hopkins, MO, Jill Ervin of Maryville, MO; three grandchildren, Christina Grace Trevino, Lily Kaye Blane, Caitlyn Michele Keith; two sisters, Cindy Wendt and her husband Fred of Red Oak, Iowa, Melody Bourn and her husband Jim of Red Oak, Iowa; mother and father-in-law, Lois and Earl Jackson of Red Oak, Iowa. She is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak, Iowa with Pastor Gary Walters officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Red Oak. Visitation with the family present will take place on Monday evening, August 8, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak. Memorials are suggested to the Debra Ervin memorial fund.
The Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak, Iowa is in charge of arrangements
Scott Eckert, 32, of Maryville, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 West of Sheridan, Missouri on State Highway 246.
He was born June 12, 1979 in Albany, Missouri, the son of Leland Eugene Eckert and Palmer Diane Nelson Eckert.
Scott was a graduate of Worth County R-3 High School, Grant City, Missouri
He worked as an over the road truck driver for Eckert Farms and attended the Calvary Chapel in Maryville.
Scott was preceded in death by his father, Leland Eckert on October 5, 2009.
Survivors include his mother, Palmer Eckert, Maryville; a brother: Tim Eckert, Sheridan, Missouri and sister: Shelley (John) Steinman, McFall, Missouri; a niece: Kelsi Steinman and nephew: Tyler Steinman; his uncles: Keith Eckert and Carl Eckert Parnell, Missouri; Mike Nelson, Keller, Texas and Pat Nelson, Maryville; an aunt: Cindy Nelson Gray, Maryville and several cousins.
Visitation is 6-7 pm Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.
Funeral Services will be 10 am on Friday, August 5, 2011 at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, with burial in Long Branch Cemetery, Parnell, Missouri
Parker James Wilson, 3, of Rosendale, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St Joseph, Missouri.
Parker was born September 29, 2007, the son of David A Wilson Jr. and Cynthia A. (Schmitz) Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents: Glen and Beatrice Schmitz and Bill and Catherine Patton and paternal great-grandfathers: Wayne Wilson; and Bruce Twaddle Sr.
Survivors include his parents: Dave and Cindy Wilson, Rosendale; maternal grandparents: James and Margarette Schmitz, Ravenwood, Missouri; paternal grandparents: Shelly and Kavin Dew, Maryville, Missouri; David and Sheri Wilson, Rosendale; paternal great-grand mothers: Janila Wilson and Marie Twaddle, both of Maryville; maternal uncles and aunts: Francis (Rita) Schmitz, and Dennis (Carla) Schmitz, Parnell, Missouri; Doug (Kristen) Schmitz, Savannah, Missouri and Cathy Schmitz, Parnell; paternal uncles and aunts: Tyler Wilson, Maryville; Drew Bisig, Rosendale; Tara White, Maryville and Brittany Bisig, Rosendale and numerous great-aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
There will be a 6 pm Rosary on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at St Gregory Barbarigo Church, Maryville, Missouri, with visitation to follow.
Mass of the Angels will be 10am, August 5, 2011 at St Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, Maryville. Burial is in Miriam Cemetery, Maryville.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Parker Wilson Memorial Fund c/o Mercantile Bank, 301 West Main Street, Savannah, Missouri, 64485
Melvin Dewayne Davis, 79, Parnell, Missouri, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans' Home, Cameron, Missouri.
Melvin was born March 21, 1932, in Guilford, Missouri to Marvin Ralph and Ruby Marie Langley Davis.
He married Josephine Mary Giordano November 6, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York.
Chief Boatswain's Mate Davis retired from the United States Navy April 1, 1980, after serving his country for 30 years.
Preceding him in death were his wife Josephine in 1999, son Michael Davis in 1979, sister Marva Marie Davis and brother-in-law Anthony Giordano.
He is survived by brother-in-law Francis Giordano, Staten Island, New York, cousins: Charles Skidmore, Herschel Langley, Donna Black, Gerald Pasch, all of St. Joseph, Missouri; Donald Throckmorton, Savannah, Missouri, Velta Atha, Springfield, Missouri, Ermal Joslin, Ramona Vinzant, Phyllis Adams, Earl Pasch and Joyce Langley, all of Maryville and Connie Edwards, Omaha, Nebraska.
Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 pm Wednesday, August 3, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery, Guilford, Missouri, with graveside military services provided under the auspices of Curry, Richardson, Sparks, Waldier American Legion Post #528, Parnell, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the Curry, Richardson, Sparks, Waldier American Legion Post #528, Parnell, Missouri or the Missouri Veterans’ Home, Cameron, Missouri
Earl James Lyle, 88 of Ravenwood, Missouri died on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Maryville, Missouri.
Born October 21, 1922 at Parnell, Missouri, he was the son of Ellis and Mary (Gladstone) Lyle. He married Carrie Margaret Martin August 4, 1946 in Maryville, who survives of their home.
A graduate of Parnell High School, the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri having a BS in Agriculture, Earl was a farmer and stockman. He served in the US Army in England during World War II from 1942-1945. After returning from the war, Earl taught agriculture to the returning veterans.
Earl was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, Moila Shrine, Tri C American Legion Post #464, Conception Jct., Missouri, Masonic Lodge, Farm Bureau, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Ravenwood Methodist Church.
He was preceded by an infant daughter, son Bruce James Lyle, grandson Brian Randall Lyle, brothers Ross Lyle, Larry C. James and Hardy Lyle, sisters Gladys Birkenholz and Myrle Rogers.
Surviving are children Rebecca J. (Ron) Fischer, Crofton, Maryland, Randy M. (Linda) Lyle, Holt, Missouri, Marianne (Russell) Adkins, Elmo, Missouri and Harold M. (Lisa) Lyle, Ravenwood, MO, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be Monday, August 1, 2011, 10:00 AM at the Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Visitation will be Sunday, July 31, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville.
There will be military services at the graveside conducted by the Tri-C American Legion Post #464, Conception Jct., Missouri.
Memorials may be directed to Tri C American Legion Post #464, Conception Jct. Missouri
Loran D. Colwell, 77, Maryville, Missouri, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his home in Maryville, Missouri.
Born April 2, 1934, in Maryville, Missouri he was the son of the late Harry T. and Eva Mae Winslow Colwell.
Loran was a graduate of Horace Mann High School, class of 1953. He was a veteran of the United States Army, during the Korean War and retired from the Army National Guard after serving 28 years. Loran owned Colwell/Mackey Heating and Air Conditioning in Maryville.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Tunell Colwell on September 7, 1955, in Maryville, Missouri.
Loran was a member of the Laura Street Baptist Church and Optimist Club, both of Maryville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Sam Colwell.
Survivors include: wife, Shirley Rose Colwell, of the home, Maryville, two sons, Terry (Joan) Colwell, Hermitage, MO and
Scott (Kelly) Colwell, Maryville, MO, three brothers: Dale (Darlene) Colwell, Ottawa, KS, John (Judy) Colwell, Lochbuie, CO, Jack (Tanis) Colwell, Saint Joseph, MO, one sister:
Mary Margaret (Fred) Stoakes, Gladstone, MO, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
|022 Funeral services for Jack Wyckoff are scheduled 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at Memory Cemetery in New Market, Iowa. Visitation starts one hour prior to the service at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Jack passed away August 31, 2011 at the Kansas City, Missouri VA Hospital.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge or arrangements
|023Funeral services for Russell Lint, 53 of Villisca, Iowa, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011, at the Wolfe Funeral Home. Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the North Page Cemetery south of Villisca.
Russell Allen Lint was born January 10, 1958 in Red Oak, Iowa to John Wesley Lint and Clara Leona Pierson. He graduated from Villisca High School in 1976 and moved to Anita and worked several years in masonry construction. Russell returned to the Villisca Red Oak area and worked as an electrician for twenty years. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; great niece Angel Kern; several aunts and uncles.
Surviving Russell are his parents John and Clara Leona Lint of Villisca, Iowa; sister Peggy Larsen and husband Randy of Atlantic, Iowa; brother James Lint and wife Teresa of Bedford, Iowa; uncle Richard Pierson and wife Charlotte of Red Oak, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephew and friends.
Wolfe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
|024Funeral services for Shirley Kinsey, age 79 of Clarinda, who passed away peacefully Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Goldenrod Manor due to respiratory complications were held Monday, August 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda. Visitation was held at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment was held in the Marengo Cemetery in Marengo at 4:30 p.m. Memorials can be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Marengo. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda.
The youngest of four, Shirley was born to parents Fred & Ina Brown on May 8, 1932 in Marengo, Iowa. She graduated from Marengo High School in 1950 and went on to work for the FBI Identification Division in Washington D.C.
She married Ed Kaderavek in 1951 and moved to Atlanta, GA. While living in Atlanta, Shirley worked for the Federal Reserve Bank. They moved to Texarkana, TX in 1952 where their daughter Debbi was born.
After Ed’s army discharge in 1954, they returned to Marengo where both sets of parents resided. Daughter Laura was born in 1959. Shirley was widowed in 1962. When both girls were in school, she worked at Merle’s Jewelry in Marengo. She married Tom Kinsey in 1966. Together they had one daughter, Karla.
During her time in Marengo, she worked for Marengo Memorial Hospital; the office of Drs. Byram & Friedrichsen; and Social Services. In 1980, Shirley & Tom moved to Clarinda, Iowa where they purchased the Coast to Coast Hardware Store. After the store’s closing in 1989, she worked at the Clarinda Regional Health Center until her retirement in 1998.
Shirley was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member and state officer of TTT and a member of PEO. She enjoyed volunteering in the Sew & Share Room at church, was a member of Circle, and took pleasure in joining Pastor Andy delivering Communion to local nursing homes. Volunteering in the community was also important to her. She was an avid bridge player and was a member of several bridge clubs. Sewing, reading, entertaining, and telling jokes were several of the ways Shirley enjoyed life.
Preceding Shirley in death were her parents; hubands Ed & Tom; and two sisters, Dorothy and Marylois.
She is survived by daughter Debbi Haduch and husband Lee of Fort Mohave, Arizona; daughter Laura Smith and husband Larry of Kansas City, Missouri; and daughter Karla Nordland and husband Andy of Kansas City, Missouri; and granddaughter Jennifer Smith, daughter of Laura Smith of Overland Park, Kansas; step-daughter Sherry Magee and husband Mike of Leawood, Kansas; and her three sons, Max, Ben and Gavin; step-daughter, Lori Miller and husband Van of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and her daughter Savannah
|025Marilyn Jean Cihak Agnew was born August 8, 1937 to Thelma A. Yarrington and Fred W. Cihak at Nevinville, Iowa; the oldest of three children.
She attended grade school at Mt. Etna, Iowa and Pierce #3 in Taylor County; graduating from Nodaway High School in 1956. She enjoyed working for the Niles and Skahill families. On December 28, 1957, Marilyn was united in marriage to Kenneth M. Agnew. To this union were born two children: Ray Dean and Kay Lynn.
Marilyn was the secretary to the Nodaway Alumni Association for 37 years. She retired from the Villisca Nursing Home, which was her primary occupation, after 34 years. Her passion was the residents and staff at the nursing home. Marilyn’s other interests were square dancing, gardening, antiquing and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed baking, especially angel food cakes, cinnamon rolls and candy. She especially was proud of her great grandson Grant. She loved country music and her favorite group was the Statler Brothers. Marilyn passed away August 18, 2011 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa of complications from heart surgery. She is preceded in death by her parents; step father Delmar Arnott; husband Kenneth and brother Freddy Cihak.
Remaining to cherish Marilyn’s memory are her children Ray D. Agnew and wife Sharon of Clarinda, Iowa and Kay L. Metz and husband Alan of Sioux City, Iowa; grandchildren: Michael R. Agnew of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Steven L. Agnew and wife Angie and great grandson Grant Agnew of Carroll, Iowa, Jennifer R. Agnew of Clarinda, Iowa and grandpups Samson and Sota of Sioux City, Iowa; sister Lola Baldwin and husband Cliff of Des Moines, Iowa; nephews: James and Dale; many other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
Funeral services for Marilyn J. (Cihak) Agnew, 74 of Villisca, Iowa were held Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Villisca Presbyterian Church with burial in the Nodaway Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Presbyterian Church of Villisca or the Villisca Good Samaritan.
Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
|026Funeral services for Dale Bellairs, age 80, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Bryan LGH East, Lincoln, Nebraska, were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Visitation with the family were held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 15, 2011 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda.. Burial was at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday prior to the service, in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with military rites by the American Legion Sergy Post 98. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Glenn Miller Birthplace Society or to the Clarinda Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Dale Allen Bellairs was born on August 3, 1931 in Cherryvale, Kansas, the son of Drew and Irene (Allison) Bellairs. Dale lived in Grant City, Missouri from 1931-1944 and moved to Clarinda in 1944. Dale attended Clarinda High School and graduated from Boone High School in 1949. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Following graduation he served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. On June 7, 1953, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Dolores Walker. They were blessed with two sons, Alan and David.
Dale worked in the business office and shipping and receiving at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute for thirty five years before retiring in 1993. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for over 66 years, servings in many capacities including trustee and chairman of the board. Dale enjoyed carpentry in his basement shop and used his carpentry skills many times at the church. He also enjoyed gardening, specializing in tomatoes and his many travels. His favorite place to travel was to Hawaii and in recent years, he enjoyed going on cruises. Dale was a member of the American Legion and played taps for many graveside services.
Preceding Dale in death were his parents, Drew and Irene and his parents-in-law, Leslie and Mary Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores of Clarinda; sons, Alan Bellairs and wife Carol of Clarinda and David Bellairs and wife Beth of Osage, Iowa; grandchildren, Rachel Bellairs of Tochigi, Japan, Jameson Bellairs of Clarinda, Jenny Bellairs of Pensacola, Florida, Natalie, Drew and Sam Bellairs of Osage, Iowa; cousin, Gary Hucke and wife Lou of Parsons, Kansas; niece, Rosemary Mullikin of Alton, Illinois and many friends.
Dale enjoyed visiting with his many friends and family. He will be greatly missed but his love and inspiration will live on in their hearts. May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn his passing
|027Fayetta (Houchin) Scheel, daughter of Franklin and Francina Ethel Meredith Houchin, was born on November 13, 1915 in Taylor County near Gravity, Iowa. Fayetta entered eternal rest on August 7, 2011 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa at the age of ninety-five years, eight months and twenty-five days.
Fayetta attended eight years at Gravel Point country school in Holt Township then attended Gravity High School, graduating in 1933. After high school Fayetta started working in homes, helping with house work and caring for the elderly.
In 1936, she was united in marriage to Thomas R. Reed and daughter, Wauneta was born to this union. The couple lived on a farm in Taylor County for seven years. They later divorced. Fayetta began working at Johnsons Café. This is where she met Arthur Scheel. The couple married and made Corning their home. Later they divorced.
Fayetta went to work for Carl and Mary Otto at the Coffee Shoppe for eight years. She then purchased Walton’s Café, formerly known as Johnsons Café, and operated the café for twenty years. After selling the café, Fayetta went to work for Colonial Manor in Corning as a cook. After fifteen months, she left the nursing home and began providing daycare in her home seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. After four years, Fayetta went back to work at Colonial Manor as a CNA and Certified Medical Aid where she worked until she retired. Fayetta traveled for a while before providing home health care to the elderly. She also delivered the Omaha World Herald to rural routes for twenty years, the Des Moines Register and answered phones for Ledgerwood Ambulance Service.
Fayetta was a loving and nurturing person and lived her entire life as a caretaker. She adored her grandchildren. Over the years she helped raise her grandchildren, especially the three oldest.
Fayetta was an Honorary Member of Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed the card club at Westgate and attended the Corning Christian Church.
Left to cherish Fayetta’s memory is her daughter, Wauneta (husband Jim) Hatton of Corning, IA; seven grandchildren: Richard (Roxanne) Corum of Omaha, NE, Kim (Dallas) Russell of Palmdale, CA, Becky (Scott) McAlexander of Eugene, OR, Jeff (Cindy) Reed of Lincoln, NE, Cherokie (Brian) Davis of Lenox, IA, Danny (Reme) Hatton of Denison, IA, Deb (Tony) Beam of Denison, IA; fourteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Kay Parrott of Corning, IA; numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Fayetta was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Ivan and Cleo Houchin; sister, Geneva Smith; two grandsons: David Hatton and Steve Reed; first husband, Tom Reed; second husband, Art Scheel
|028Dorothy Veronica Shaw, one of six children of Margaret F. (Lyons) and Frank T. Kemmet, Jr., was born on September 30, 1919 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She grew up in Jersey City, where she graduated from high school. Following school, Dorothy worked in a dental lab in Jersey City and in New York City.
Dorothy and Everett Crencler Shaw were married on January 25, 1946 in Jersey City. In 1948, they settled in Clarinda, Iowa. The following year they welcomed their only son, Roger Alan. Dorothy kept busy as a homemaker and mother. She also worked as a clerk in various retail stores in the area and retired in 1982. Following retirement, Dorothy and Everett moved to Glenwood, Iowa.
Dorothy was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and helped make craft items for the church bizarre. She was fond of cats and found enjoyment in painting, sewing, knitting, and playing bingo. Dorothy loved bowling, which she continued doing, well into her 80's, and participated in many bowling tournaments. Dorothy especially loved being "grandma" to her two granddaughters, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dorothy and Everett were married 65 years when Dorothy passed away on August 7, 2011 at Linnwood Estates in Glenwood, at the age of 91 years, 10 months, and 8 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank Kemmet and Erwin Kemmet; and sisters, Helen Graves, and Clara Jankowski.
Dorothy is survived by husband Everett Shaw of Glenwood; son Roger Shaw and wife Kay of Glenwood; two granddaughters, Jill Willms and husband Tony of Griswold, IA, and Amy Soergel and husband Phil of Glenwood; six great grandchildren; sister Evelyn Olszewski of Glenwood; and other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood with interment in the Glenwood Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Hertz Funeral Home of Glenwood in charge of arrangements
|029 Bruce Victor Nesser died at his home on a beautiful summer day on August 6th 2011 at the age of 74. He had a wonderful spirit that remained throughout his over 3 year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on November 11th, 1936 at Grant Hospital in Chicago, IL to Fred and Frieda (Lucke) Nesser. His middle name of Victor was suggested by the delivering doctor in a nod to his date of birth, then known as Armistice day. He always thought it was fun as a kid to have his birthday off from school, and this year, Bruce would have hit the birthday milestone of 75 years on 11-11-2011. In 1944 the family moved out of the city into rural Palatine where he spent many wonderful years living in the country on Woodland Road. His mother used to tell him that he could tell a Dodge from a Chevrolet when he was about two years old by pointing to one on the street and identifying it as Uncle Norm’s car, or Uncle Bob’s car. Thus began his lifelong love of cars and all things mechanical….. In 1958 he decided that he should get serious about a career, and was hired by Fairbanks Morse in their sales training program, having decided that his best bet for a successful career would involve mechanical things and sales. In the summer of 1966 he met Sally Caldwell, through a last minute dinner invitation from a friend, and thus began a 45 year adventure. They were married on October 14th, 1967 in Chicago IL, and had some fun years living in Lincoln Park before heading out to the suburbs in 1971. They began their family life at 927 Cedar Street in Deerfield, IL. Joy Caldwell Nesser was born May 10th, 1973. In 1975 he co- founded Combined Fluid Products, distributing vacuum pumps and air compressors. A natural peddler, Bruce enjoyed the traveling, shop talking and new people and situations. By 1978, it was time to move around the corner to a larger house on Greenwood Avenue to make room for Bruce Caldwell Nesser (Chip) born August 6th 1978. Bruce was a great father; one of the rare few to hardly ever miss a swim meet, game, dance recital or performance of one of the kids. Teaching the kids how to ride bikes, and later to drive a stick shift, trying to coach softball, chaperoning church mission trips and taking the family on endless summer road trips were some of the highlights of fatherhood for him. Bruce and Sally were always a good team. They enjoyed many years of activity and life in the North Shore area before retiring to Door County in 2002. After vacationing in the area for years with the family, they settled on a piece of land just outside of Ephraim, and built a welcoming home for family and friends to all enjoy. When they retired, Bruce was a little worried that they would not find any new friends…boy was he wrong. Whether while hiking, biking, church, Lions, or at concerts and other arts events, he and Sally developed the most wonderful circle of friends who are all such diverse, interesting and caring people. While the length of his life was shorter than we all would have liked, he truly embodied the belief that it’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years. Bruce and Sally believed that they had the best 9 years of retirement together. (Three of those years we owe to the fantastic care he received starting with eagle-eye internist, followed in Madison and concluded by the impeccable Unity Hospice.) He began life as a devoted son and brother and ended it as the most wonderful husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather anyone could ask for. He will be forever missed, and we will never cease to think of him everywhere; when we are on a bike ride, sipping a Manhattan, driving around Door County, or just hanging out at the drive in theatre. He is survived by his wife of over 43 years Sally, daughter Joy and her husband Joe Tunnicliff, son Chip Nesser and sister Nancy Guelzow and husband Ron. Granddaughters Lauren Joy and Sarah Grace Tunnicliff of Clarinda, IA dearly loved their ‘Boo’! A Memorial service will be held Friday, September 2nd at 11:00 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, WI. Memorials may be directed to Guest Musicians Fund or Bridges Bicycle Program c/o Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church PO Box 27 Ellison Bay, WI 54210 or Unity Hospice 30 North 18th Ave. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235|
|030Leonard Harvey Kelley was born February 10, 1912 in Montgomery County, Valley Township, the son of J.H. (Dick) and Bessie Kelley of Villisca. He lived in Villisca most of his life with the exception of 20 years that he and his family moved to Illinois 1944 . During this time he managed the Sieg Co. Automotive Parts stores in Champagne, Urbana, and Peoria, Illinois.
Leonard was in the National Guard from 1927 to 1938 and the Iowa State Guard until 1942. He attained the rank of 1st Sergeant in the National Guard and 1st Lieutenant in the State Guard. He moved back to Villisca in 1964 where he worked for the Lisle Corporation of Clarinda until his retirement in 1978. Leonard worked for the City of Villisca and the Villisca Elevator for several years after his retirement from Lisle’s. He was active in community service and was a frequent visitor at the Senior Citizens Center.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marjorie in 2000, his daughter Marcia Ann, and one sister Vivian Hart. He is survived by his daughter Karen Sue Meyer of Clarinda and grandchildren: Jadon (23), Gideon (22), Abram (21), Kidron (20), Malachi (16), Chloe (12) and Jonah (12).
Leonard passed away Monday, August 1, 2011 at Westridge Quality Care and Rehab in Clarinda. Private family services were held. Wolfe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
|031Dorothy Mildred (Barnes) Doyle, the daughter of Wallace Dale and Ethel Leona Cartmill Barnes was born on July 31, 1920 near Sidney, Iowa. Mildred passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on August 26, 2011 at the age of 91.
Mildred attended country schools near Sidney and Tabor, graduating at age 16 from Tabor High School. She successfully completed the Normal Training Course in 1938, subsequently teaching at Harvard School in rural Randolph. During her teaching career she lived with a nearby family during weekdays and spent the weekends with her grandparents in Sidney. One of her vivid memories of this time was when she huddled her entire classroom of children in a corner of the one room school house as a tornado touched ground a few yards away.
It was during her country teaching days that she met and married local farmer Thomas James Doyle. They made their home together in the rural Randolph area where she was a full time farmer’s wife, mother and community volunteer. After the death of her husband in 1969, she continued to be directly involved with the grain and livestock farming operation with her sons until the time of her death.
Mildred served her community as a 4-H leader and Fremont County Youth Committee member for years. She was an active member of Shenandoah Meta Grada Club, the Shenandoah Antique Study Club and the Randolph Development Board. She was a member of the Cow Belles Assoc., where she actively promoted the beef industry of Iowa. Proud of her family lineage in Fremont County dating back to the Civil War, Mildred was active in the Fremont County Historical Society. Mildred was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church serving on its Altar Society and Parish Council. She was recognized for outstanding leadership by the American Cancer Society and by the Omaha Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed reading, traveling, baking, interior decorating, sewing, keeping her grandfather clock wound, and listening to KMA. Her priority was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and never missing her four o’clock social time with her Holmes Apartment friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, brother Robert Barnes, sister-in-law Lillian Needham Barnes, brother-in-law Freeman Cook, and her husband’s Tom’s brothers, sisters and their spouses. Surviving are six children and their spouses; Dr. Michael Doyle and wife Debra of Mesa, AZ, Patricia Baran and husband Anthony of Randolph, IA, Judith Wischik and husband Irving of Cranbury, NJ, Catherine Fahey and husband John of Litchfield, CT, John Doyle and wife Dixie of Tabor, IA and James Doyle and wife Melonie of Randolph, IA. Mildred’s grandchildren and their spouses and great-grandchildren include; Lauren and Erin Doyle of Mesa, AZ, Tom Baran of Cambridge, MA, Dr. Mary and Thomas Lally of Rochester, MN, Ryan and Jennifer Doyle and their children McKenna and Jack of Omaha, NE, Jill and Trent Jones and their children Brooke and Alexis of Tabor, IA, Tom and Michelle Doyle and daughter Ireland of Ames, IA, Beth and Brian Findley of Shenandoah, IA and Pete Doyle of Randolph, IA. Mildred is also survived by a sister Ethel Cook of Essex, IA, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends
|032 Virginia Marie (Culver) Brownlee was born on May 16, 1924 in Rural Burlington Junction, Missouri, the only child of Lee and Neva (Combs) Culver. Virginia entered into the arms of her Lord on Saturday morning, August 27, 2011 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa at the blessed age of 87 years.
Virginia graduated high school from College Springs and continued her education at Northwest Missouri State University, where she received her teaching certificate. She taught school at Blanchard, College Springs and Sidney. On February 23, 1947 she was united in marriage to James Brownlee in Troy, Kansas. The couple farmed for a short time in the Coin area before moving to the farm in Farragut in January of 1949. The couple was blessed with 56 years of marriage before Jim’s passing in June of 2003.
Virginia was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She assisted her husband on the farm, the children with their 4-H projects, and loved caring for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Virginia was also very active in the Farragut community. She was a member of the Garden Club, the United Methodist Women, the Centennial Club, the Farragut Senior Center, the Farm Bureau Federated Women, and enjoyed her afternoon Pitch Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband Jim.
Those left to honor her memory include her children; Glenn Brownlee and wife Helen of Shenandoah, Robert Brownlee and wife Jackie of Grand Island, NE, Rebecca Shull and husband Tom of Farragut, IA, Joy Hall and husband Conrad of Sidney, IA and David Brownlee and wife Paula of Farragut, IA; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends
|033Donald passed away on Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2011 at the Nebraska Medical Center. The family will greet friends and family with visitation and viewing at the funeral home from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1. Cremation will follow the visitation and graveside memorial services with military honors will be held at a later date at Center Grove Cemetery, Westboro, Missouri.
Survivors include his daughter, Karen Woods; grandson, Bill Woods and wife Shari; granddaughter, Cori Woods; other relatives and friends. Memorials are being directed to the family
|034 Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery at Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep or to The MISS Foundation Melody is the daughter of David & Mandy Ford of Clarinda, Iowa|
035Edwin Gaylor Bramble was born September 17, 1938 in New Market, Iowa, the son of Ernie and Margie (Kendrick) Bramble. He passed away on Friday afternoon, August 19, 2011 at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 2 days.
Burial Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa.
|036Elaine Berniece Jones was born April 30, 1917 near Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Martin Arthur and Laura Christin (Wenstrand) Lundberg. She passed away on Friday afternoon, August 12, 2011 at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 94 years, 3 months and 13 days.
Elaine grew up in Montgomery County attending Frankfort Country School and later Red Oak High School, graduating in 1934. She later attended Red Oak Junior College, Wayne State Teachers College, and later Kearney State where she received a degree in Special Education. On June 15, 1942, she was united in marriage to Hayden Jones in Albany, Georgia. This union was blessed with three children, Robert, Janelle and Doug.
Elaine taught Country School from 1936 to 1938. She then taught at McCool Junction, Nebraska from 1940 to 1942. She was a special education teacher for District 66 in Omaha, Nebraska from 1970 to 1981. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, the American Legion Auxiliary, as well as State and National Teachers Associations. She loved music, quilting and reading, but most of all Elaine loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Ruby Sar. Survivors include her husband, Hayden Jones of Shenandoah, Iowa; her children, Robert D. Jones and his wife Glenda of Sutton, Massachusetts, Janelle Schieffer and her husband Tom of Memphis, Tennessee, Douglas H. Jones of Lenexa, Kansas; five grandchildren, Wade Jones, Brian Jones, Luke Schieffer, Amanda Forrest, Shanna Cook; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Doris Hunt of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends
|037Carl Dwain Hale was born June 17, 1939 in Randolph, Iowa, the son of Ed and Amanda Leona (Baucom) Hale. He passed away on Wednesday morning, August 10, 2011 at the Shenandoah Medical Center at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 24 days.
Carl grew up in rural Fremont County and the Shenandoah area. Following his school years, he served in the Iowa National Guard. On December 22, 1973 he was united in marriage to Bernice Ellen Matthews in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Carl was self employed, operating a small engine repair shop for many years. He also worked at the American Legion Country Club in Shenandoah. He was a member of the American Legion, the EagleÂ’s and the ElkÂ’s Lodge. Carl enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed Hale, Alfred Hale, Mervin Hale, Glen Hale; sisters, Dora Loftus, Fern Wright, Lucille Sickler and Alice Beringer.
Survivors include his wife Bernice of Shenandoah, Iowa; his children, Jill Gadies and her husband Scott of Creston, Iowa, Jeff Hale of Arcadia, Nebraska; step children, Danny Mahoney and his wife Susan of Gilbert, Arizona, Angela Vardy and her husband Michael of Mesa, Arizona; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother Richard Â“DickÂ” Hale of Shenandoah, Iowa; a sister, Mary Squires and her husband Art of Shenandoah, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends
Funeral services for Patricia Marshall, age 75, of Lenox, who died Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning will be held Friday, September 2, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held at the Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment will be held at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be given in Patricia's name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.
Patricia Ann Bender Marshall was born November 3, 1935, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. One of five children born to Wesley and Kathryn (<>) Bender. She grew up in Wisconsin and met and married Leonard Gene Marshall April 28, 1953. They moved to Iowa in 1967, and raised seven children.
Memorial services for Marilyn Imel, age 84, of Gravity, who died Monday, August 22, 2011 at Bergan-Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Interment of ashes will be held at 2L00 PM at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials can be given in Marilyn's name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Marilyn Ferne Imel was born October 26, 1926 on her home farm near Sharpsburg, Iowa. She departed this life Monday August 22, 2011 at the Bergen Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Marilyn was the youngest daughter of Harry and Ferne (Deaver) Pennebaker. Marilyn grew up in the Sharpsburg Community, Graduated from the High School and was a active member of the Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church.
On January 16, 1948 she was united in marriage to Clarence Imel in Bedford, Iowa. The Couple lived on the same farm north west of Sharpsburg for 54 years and moved to Gravity in 2003. To this union four children were born. Linda Laster and husband Grady of San Antonio, Texas. David Imel and wife Garlynn of Osceola, Iowa, Annette Steele and husband Wally of Omaha, Nebraska and Mark Imel and wife Debra of Belleville, Kansas.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Clarence of the home, her four children and their spouses and eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She loved to talk about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom were a light to her eyes and hearing about their stories and the things they do. The grandchildren are Michelle Vignon, Jennifer Laster, Mike Thomsen, Tammy and Dustin Steele, Molly Marquiss, Emily and John Imel. Her Great Grandchildren are Seth and Charlie Thompsen, Harlee and Eleanor Steele, and Roslyn Marquiss.
She had taught Sunday School at the Church and in recent years played the Church Organ. which she enjoy doing.
She enjoyed talking to her friends and enjoyed their visits. Marilyn was a wise shopper and knew where to get the best buys.
Marilyn loved to cook and we remember her cake dessert, salads, bean casserole and other goodies. She loved her cats and they were a delight to her life. Marilyn enjoyed the fresh air, sitting on the front porch, and visiting with her friends
Funeral services for Leo Sobotka, age 84 of Lenox, who died Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Lenox Care Center will be held Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lenox.. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 AM until service time with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memories may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox, Iowa.
Leo Frederick Sobotka was born March 28, 1927, in Ringgold County, Iowa, the son of Fred Sobotka and Ruth (Kendall) Sobotka. Leo lived his entire life in Ringgold and Taylor County, Iowa. He grew up attending Star Country School and on June 5, 1948 he was united in marriage to Waunita Brand at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Diagonal, Iowa. Together Leo and Waunita celebrated 63 years of marriage. Early in their marriage Leo was employed for a short time at Kokesh Farms near Diagonal and later on the Fred Bruner farm near Clearfield. Later, when the family moved into Lenox, Leo was employed by the Caines and Reeds Service Oil Stations. After his retirement, Leo mowed many lawns, cemeteries and church yards in the community. During the winter months he cleared snow for them. Leo and Waunita were also custodians at the Lenox Christian Church for many years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Leo enjoyed bowling and his many friends he made throughout the years at the Lenox Bowling Alley.
Left to cherish Leo's memory are his loving wife Waunita of Lenox; three sons, Alan Sobotka of Jamesport, Missouri; Paul Sobotka and wife Cathy of Sheldahl, Iowa; and Roger Sobotka and wife Carla of Lenox; one grandson, Chris Sobotka and wife Myndi of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; nine granddaughters, Barbara Baumgardner and husband Mark of Cambridge, Iowa; Jennifer Sobotka and friend Kevin Masemann of Nevada, Iowa; Jolene Johnson and husband Jay of Cordova, Tennessee; Julie Showers and husband Michael of Weldon, Iowa; Jody Horstman and husband Kevin of Prairie City, Iowa; Jamie Morris and friend Robbie of Dubuque, Iowa; Aimy Anderson and friend Steven of Des Moines, Iowa; Leslie West and husband Brian of Des Moines, Iowa; and Nicole Snyder of Red Oak, Iowa; twenty-four great-grandchildren. Leo is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Sobotka of Cainsville, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Jorene Sobotka of Creston, Iowa; two sisters, Marilyn Hollinger and husband George of Omaha, Nebraska; and Martha Belle Davis of Sidney, Iowa; a sister-in-law Bernita Tharp and husband Don of Sho Low, Arizona; along with many other family members and friends.
Preceding Leo in death are his grandparents, Joseph and Mary Sobotka; his parents, Fred and Ruth Sobotka; a son Robert John Sobotka; three grandchildren, Casey Ryan Sobotka, David Sobotka and Linda Sobotka at infancy; a great-granddaughter, Bailey Hilton; three brothers, Melvin, Eldon and Franklin Sobotka; a sister, Naomi Sobotka; and a step-mother Rhada Sobotka.
Leo will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends
Memorial services for Dennis Walker, age 58 formerly of Shenandoah, who died Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Springfield, Missouri will be held Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Bedford City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Ritchie Funeral Home starting at 12:30 PM. Military rites will be accorded by Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Dennis Craig Walker was born August 18, 1952, in Maryville, Missouri the son of Claude C. and Iola M. (Strong) Walker. He passed away August 14, 2011 at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 27 days in Springfield, Missouri after several months of illness.
He grew up attending school in Shenandoah and when he was a senior in high school signed up the United States Air Force. In November of 1971, he completed his basic training at Sheppard AFB in Texas. In May of 1972, he was assigned to a Hospital in Torryon Air Base in Spain. In July of 1980, he was assigned to the USAD Hospital in George AFB in California. In 1985, he was reassigned as Director of Education at Cannis NCO P.M.E. Center.
Dennis was also an Honor graduate of Dental Superious Course USAF School at Sheppard AFB Texas. He was awarded numerous medals during his service of twenty years, retiring in 1991.
Preceding Dennis in death are his father; a sister Carolyn, step-father; grandparents; two sisters-in-law, Karen and Debra Walker.
Left to cherish Dennis' memory are his mother Iola M. Thomas of Shenandoah; two brothers, Charles E. Walker of Shenandoah; and Allan H. Walker and wife of Great Bend, Kansas; five nieces and nephews, Bruce and Nick Walker; Claudia Frieze and Patty Newberry all of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Jason Walker of Great Bend, Kansas; along with many other relatives and friends.
Dennis will be sadly missed by his many friends and family