Harlan Leslie Allen, 54, Maryville, Missouri, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St.Joseph, Missouri.
Harley was born Thursday, April 18, 1957, in Maryville to Harold Leslie and Shirley Scott Allen, who survive.
A graduate of Maryville High School, Harley worked twenty-seven years in the construction business prior to opening his own Redi-Mix plant, which is now Allen Construction LLC.
Harley married Debbie Stiens on May 10, 1975, in Maryville.
He attended St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church in Maryville. Harley was also a member of the Maryville 4-H Saddle Club and 4-Rivers Horse Show Circuit.
Preceding him in death were his daughter, Brenda Allen, and grandparents: Art and Dorothy Scott and Glenn and Helen Allen.
Survivors include his wife Debbie Allen, three children: Brian Allen, Kenna (Brad) Florea and their children, his two granddaughters Skyler and Kynder Florea and Jessica Allen, all of Maryville; brother Bill Allen, Maryville; sisters: Linda (Charlie) Phillippe, Stanberry, Missouri and Lori (Joe) Reynolds, Maryville; father and mother-in-law: Paul and Margaret Stiens and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.
A Parish Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, October 28th at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church in Maryville, with a visitation to follow from 6:30-8:00pm, also at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, October 29 at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Maryville.
Memorials may be made to a Scholarship Fund for Skyler and Kynder Florea c/o Bank Midwest, 4th and Main Streets, Maryville, Missouri 64468
Penny Zita Brown, 101, Maryville, Missouri, formerly of the Sheridan, Missouri community, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Village Care Center, Maryville.
Penny was born July 29, 1910 in Sargents, Colorado to John Roy and Mabel Isabel Soden Brown. She married Howard Lee Brown on September 28, 1948 who preceded her in death on March 29, 2007. Penny was a homemaker and was a member of Sheridan Christan Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Homer Arnold Mosley, brothers Glen, Clyde, Raymond, William, and Carl Hicks, and a sister Eula Hicks Gleskey.
Surviving are son, Aaron Mosley, El Paso, TX. and three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Sheridan Christian Church, with burial following at the New Hope Cemetery, Hopkins, MO.
Memorials may be directed to the New Hope Cemetery Association.
|003Richard Hubert Frueh, 84, Maryville, Missouri, died Monday, October 24, 2011, at Parkdale Manor Care Center, Maryville. He was born December 3, 1926, in Maryville to Leonard J. and Lucy Josephine Walk Frueh. He married Kathryn Stout January 27, 1953, in Geraldine, Montana. Richard was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He farmed in Montana until he returned to farming in Missouri in 1971. Richard was a member of both St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Parnell and St. Gregory's Barbarigo Catholic Church in Maryville. He also belonged to the Curry-Richardson-Sparks-Waldeier American Legion Post #528, Parnell. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Kathryn Elizabeth Frueh;three brothers: Lester, Eugene, and Howard Frueh; seven sisters: Evelyn O'Riley, Berniece Schooler, Irene Meyer, Catherine Ransdell, Teresa Frueh, Rose Ann Welch and Josephine Frueh. Survivors include four sons: Dr. David (Janelle) Frueh, DVM, Maryville, Dennis Frueh, Hopkins, Missouri, Kelly (Kelly) Frueh, Belgrade, Montana and Kevin Frueh, Watford City, North Dakota; five daughters: Cindy (Jim) Sheets, Lynnwood, Washington, Linda (Louis) Schieber, Conception Junction, Missouri; Janet (Steve) Young, Savannah, Missouri, Marlene (Jim) Florea, Pickering, Missouri and JoAnn (Mike) Shipps, Maryville, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sister Maxine Byrd Ambrose, Colorado Springs, Colorado; two brothers: Bernard Frueh, Maryville and Raymond L. Frueh, Pickering. Family Rosary will be 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 26 at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville. Parish Prayer Service is 6:00 pm Thursday, October 27, at St Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, Maryville, Missouri, with visitation to follow until 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am, Friday, October 28, at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Parnell with full military honors by Curry-Richardson-Sparks and Waldeier American Legion Post #528. Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Parnell or St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, Maryville|
Franklin Delano Aldridge, 77, Skidmore, Missouri died on Friday, October 21, 2011, at Village Care Center, Inc. Maryville, Mo.
"Frankie" was born December 12, 1933 in Skidmore, Mo., the son of the late Homer and Olive Earley Aldridge. He was a 1951 graduate of the Skidmore High School and was a service station attendant and mechanic. On October 31, 1958 he married Martha Ida Auer in Clarinda, IA. He also served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955.
He was preceded in death by his wife Martha, August 26, 2008, his parents, sister Mary Beason and brothers Homer Aldridge Jr, Forrest Aldridge, and Gerald Aldridge.
Surviving are daughters, Cindy Lou (Todd) Dulin, Bedford, IA, Sherry (Glen) Aldridge, Stanberry, MO and Rose Marie Aldridge, Independence, MO; sons, Charlie (Penny) Aldridge, Bossier City, LA, Gerald Aldridge, Shenandoah, IA, and Gary Aldridge, Dowelltown, TN ; 12 Grandchildren and 2 Great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery, Skidmore Mo. A visitation will be held 6-7:00PM Monday at the Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, Mo.
Military services will be conducted at graveside by the James Edward Gray American Legion Post #100 , Maryville, Mo
|005Richard James Christie was born on July 19, 1926 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Clarence Elmer and Bertha Thelma (Clayton) Christie. Dick entered into eternal rest on October 20, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dick was raised in the community of Shenandoah. He graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1944. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country with pride. He was honorably discharge in 1946. He attended college at Omaha University and graduated in 1951 with a bachelors degree. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1951. He later went on to complete his Masters Degree.
On December 27, 1968 he was united in marriage to Deloris Laschansky in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Millard, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Omaha and Council Bluffs before returning to Shenandoah. The couple was blessed with 42 years of marriage.
During his working years Dick worked for Bellevue High School where he coached football and basketball. Dick was best known for his career at Omaha Technical High School. He served as the head football coach from 1958-1970, with an impressive record of 79-39-3. He also served as the head track coach from 1955-1958. He was responsible for implementing the “Dutch White Relays”, which through the 1960’s were one of the top track meets in Nebraska. He was also Tech High’s first golf coach and also coached swimming. Dick was made Athletic Director in 1971. During his tenure he was responsible for developing the girls athletic program. The number of young men and women who developed from his leadership can’t be measured. He was inducted to the Tech High Hall of Fame in 2001. He also served Tech High as an Assistant Principal.
Dick was a member of the American Legion and the Elks Club in Shenandoah. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, oil painting, and tending to his flowers. He was a loving husband and a dear friend to many people.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ardythe Boehner and husband Bill, son Richard and daughter Markalynn. Those left to honor his memory include his wife Deloris, brother Keith Christie and wife Eloise, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends
|006Richard Norman Howell was born on December 4, 1942 in Johnson County, Indiana, the son of Wilbur and Edna (Hough) Eckroth. Dick entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Dick attended school in Frankfort, Kansas and graduated from high school with the Class of 1961. He served in the United States Army in 1961 as a vehicle mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1964.
Dick was united in marriage to Mary Helen Snyder on November 6, 1971 in Coin, Iowa. The couple made their home in Omaha, Nebraska. During his working years he was a mechanical foreman for Union Pacific Railroad, until his retirement. Prior to working for the railroad he was employed by Best Wall in Blue Rapids, Kansas.
Dick was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Frankfort, Kansas. He enjoyed farming and fishing. He was a hard working and caring husband, who will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his step-father Kenneth Howell and mother Edna Howell.
Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife Mary Helen Howell of Omaha; step-brother Daniel Howell; step-sister Carole Ann Howell; several cousins, other relatives and a host of friends
|007Leona Louise Johnson, the daughter of Lewis and Eva (Bennett) Arnold was born January 26, 1920 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 21 days.
Leona grew up in Shenandoah, IA, graduating from Shenandoah High School. She was united in marriage to Dencil C. Johnson on April 12, 1939. They lived in the Essex area until moving to Red Oak in 1964. Leona had worked for the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and Montgomery County Memorial Hospital as a nurse's aide. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Red Oak. Leona loved to play bridge and bingo. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles, even doing them in ink. Leona was a Nebraska Cornhuskers football fan and Chicago Cubs fan. The last two years, Leona was a resident at Red Oak Rehab & Care Center. She helped plant, and was so proud of, the flower garden at Red Oak Rehab & Care Center.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dencil in l980 and a son, Larry Johnson in 2009.
Leona is survived by three daughters: Sandra Hagemeier and husband Jack of Dallas Center, IA; Janet Darrell and husband Jerry of Red Oak, IA and Lori Vance and husband Rick of Omaha, NE; 6 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother: Don Arnold of Oregon; brother-in-law: Raymond Johnson and wife Marianna of Red Oak, IA; sister-in-law: Dorothy Arnold of Omaha, NE; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends
|008James Darwin Winegardner was born on August 1, 1928 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of James Elmer and Jeanette Elizabeth Marsh Winegardner. He passed away on Thursday evening October 20, 2011 at his home near Shenandoah at the age of 83 years, two months and twenty days. James grew up in Des Moines, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1945. He then attended Iowa State University on a football scholarship and played for the Cyclones for one year. He served in the US Army in Korea from 1946 to 1948. He continued his studies at the University of Iowa graduating in 1951. On January 12, 1951 he was united in marriage to Mary Molly Malloy in Iowa City, Iowa. This union was blessed with three daughters, Frankie, Susie, and Jenny.
Jim worked as the financial officer at Central Surveys for almost fifty years, utilizing the first mainframe computer in Shenandoah. He was also Shenandoah City Treasurer for 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion and Elks Lodge and served on City Council.
Jim had a passion for hunting, fishing, football and golf. He enjoyed many years as an active member of the 22 Club. He refereed high school football games throughout southwest Iowa and was an avid golfer.
Jim’s lifelong interest in golf began in grade school when he worked as a caddie at Wakonda Country Club. He enjoyed the game for over seventy years, working as a rules official at many state tournaments and serving as president of the Iowa Golf Association. Above all, he valued the fellowship of many friends, young and old, in Shenandoah and Sun City, Arizona.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Molly Winegardner of Shenandoah, Iowa; his three daughters, Frankie Winegardner and husband Randy Cram of Clear Lake, Iowa, Susie Winegardner of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jenny Winegardner of Bayfield, Colorado; two grandchildren, Colin Cram and wife Shayna of Washington, D.C., Kelly Cram of Utrecht Netherlands; a sister, Jo Anne Sweet and husband Robert of Mesa, Arizona; brother-in-law Pat Malloy and wife Susie of Marshalltown, Iowa; a nephew David Sweet and wife Marsha of Story City, Iowa; a niece, Barb Gesme and husband Craig of Des Moines, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah with Rev. Rick Sleyster officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah. Visitation with the family present was held on Thursday evening, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah. Memorials are suggested to the SMC Hospice or to the Donor’s Choice. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to www.kirschfuneral.com. The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements
|009Imogene Beaulah Morhain was born November 25, 1915 in Drumnight, Oklahoma, the daughter of Samuel Price and Sadie Leona (Hemstreet) Walters. She passed away on Sunday afternoon, October 30, 2011 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa at the age of 95 years, 11 months and 5 days.
Imogene grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1934. She was united in marriage to Bruce Nelson on June 2, 1938. This union had one son, James. On August 13, 1958, she was married to Orville Morhain in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Imogene worked as a sales clerk at J.C.Penney for many years. She was a member of the Dancing Granny’s, several Bridge Clubs and the Nishna Valley Saddle Club. She loved playing cards, riding horses and snowmobiles and enjoyed crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Orville; her son, James Nelson; and a brother, Huliett Henning.
Survivors include her nieces, Darlene Jackson and her husband Darrel of Shenandoah, Iowa, Phyllis Scott and her husband Richard of Shenandoah, Iowa; a nephew, Jerry Morhain and his wife Marilyn of Sedalia, Missouri; along with many other relatives and friends
|010Gwenevere Iris Wiley Klepinger was born to William Alfred and Ida McLaughlin Wiley on January 29, 1908, in Diagonal, Iowa. In 1921, Gwen moved with her family to Clarinda, Iowa, where she graduated from Clarinda High School and Clarinda Junior College. She received a bachelor's degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, in 1931, and taught elementary school for six and a half years in Thurman, Riverton, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
She married Forest H. Klepinger on August 27, 1935, in Clarinda, where Forest was manager of the Brown's Shoe Fit Co. store. The couple had two children, Brian and Linda.
In 1945, Gwen and Forest moved with their family to Shenandoah, where they lived until 1998. Gwen was active in Christian education at the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Athenaeum Study Club, and Chapter JA of PEO, of which she was past president. She also volunteered at Elm Heights and Park Crest Care Centers, and enjoyed reading, travel, and researching family history.
Over the years, Gwen and Forest entertained numerous guests from Japan in their home, including chaperones and members of student groups from Kagoshima, who visited Shenandoah each summer for many years during the 1960s and 1970s sponsored by Kagoshima’s MBC-TV and the Shenandoah Rotary Club.
Gwen and Forest moved to the Immanuel Village retirement community in Omaha in 1998. Since January 2005, Gwen has resided at the Oak Hills residence of Comfort Care Homes of Nebraska in Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Forest H. Klepinger; her sister Evelyn W. Wolfe; and her parents W.A. (Fred) and Ida Wiley. She is survived by her son Brian Klepinger and his wife Cyndy of Denver, Colorado, and daughter Linda and her husband John Keenan of Newport, Vermont. She leaves four grandchildren: Eric Klepinger of Denver, Colorado; Lisa Jones of Ridgefield, Connecticut; Daniel Keenan of Norton, Vermont; and Melanie LeGeros of Somerville, Massachusetts; and five great-grandchildren —Kara Klepinger, Jennifer and Robert Sharpe Jones, Zoe LeGeros, and Elizabeth Keenan.
Stephen Alan Engle, 61, Hopkins, Missouri, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Stephen was born Tuesday, August 1, 1950, in Maryville, Missouri to John Thomas and Betty Jean Morehouse Engle.
A graduate of Hopkins High School, Hopkins, MO, he was in Railway Maintenance with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
Stephen was a member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins, MO and a lifetime member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of the Way employees.
Preceding him in death were his father, John and an infant brother.
Survivors include: His mother of the home, Hopkins, and a sister Laurie (Chris) Marlowe, Centennial, CO, nieces MacKenzie and Gracie Marlowe.
Mr. Engle's body has been cremated. Memorial Graveside Services will be held at the Hopkins Cemetery at a later date
Alfred Eugene Steele, 81, Maryville, Missouri, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville.
Alfred was born April 29, 1930, in DeKalb, Missouri to Alfred Jack and Mary Elizabeth Faris Steele.
A graduate of DeKalb High School, Alfred served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He married Mary Ann Wagenka May 10, 1958, in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Alfred was manager of the Maryville Earl May Seed and Nursery for 40 years and after his retirement worked at the Maryville Wal-Mart for 10 years.
Alfred was a member of the St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, James Edward Gray American Legion Post #100, and Knights of Columbus. He was a past president of Maryville Kiwanis Club, past president of the Men's Bowling Association, former board member of the Maryville Housing Authority and he received the President's Award from Earl May in 1988.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a nephew Robert Craig Pierce.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Steele of the home in Maryville, brother Donald (Judy) Steele, St. Joseph, sister Laveta (Jackie Lee) Pierce, DeKalb and several nieces and nephews.
Parish Prayer Service will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, November 6, 2011, at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, Maryville, to be followed by a visitation from 4:30-6:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Monday, November 7th, at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, Maryville, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Military services will conducted at the graveside by James Edward Gray, American Legion Post #100, Maryville, Missouri.
Memorials may be given to St. Gregory's Catholic School or St. Gregory's Religious Education
Mary E. Newton, 87, Maryville, Missouri died, Thursday, October 20, 2011, at Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville, Mo.
Mary was born November 6, 1923, to the late Lawrence and Florence Sage Kempf. She was a 1942 graduate of the Skidmore, Missouri High School.
She married Frederick L. Newton in Kansas City, Kansas on September 28, 1945. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1969.
She was the manager of the dining room at the Maryville Country Club for ten years then became the owner and operator of the Cardinal Inn Restaurant in Maryville until her retirement.
Mary was a member of the First Christian Church in Skidmore and an associate member of the the First Christian Church in Maryville, Soroptimist International, BPW, Rebecca's and the Nodaway County Historical Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Arthur L. "Andy" Kempf and William "Bill" Kempf and grandson Niles Newberg.
Surviving are daughter, Debra Kay (Kirk) Newberg, grandchildren Noel and Nels Newberg, all of Omaha, NE, numerous nieces and nephews and good friend Guy Ebersole.
Visitation will be held 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, October 23, at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, with services 10:30 am Monday, October 24, also at Price Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville
Mary Marie Jenson, 89, died on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at her residence in rural Maryville, Missouri.
She was born October 18, 1921 to Robert A. and Lela May (Jackson) Pittsenbarger in Conception Junction, Missouri
A homemaker, she married Roy Everett Jenson, September 7, 1946 in Atchison, Kansas.
Mary was a graduate of College High, Maryville, and was a member of The Wilcox United Methodist Church and the Ireland Club.
She was preceeded in death by her husband on November 20, 1991 and her parents, two sisters, Lora Belle Trullinger, and Ruby Irene Donahue, and a brother Robert A. Pittsenbarger, Jr.
Surviving are her son Wayne (Jina) Jenson, Maryville, daughter Coleen (Delmar) Medsker,Savannah, Missouri and grandchildren Thad Jenson, Brett and Aaron Medsker, and Jami and Amber Anderson, 10 great grandchildren and severeal nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville
Shelby Douglas Keever, Sr, 89, Maryville, Missouri, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Golden Living Center, Maryville, Missouri.
Shelby was born May 19, 1922 in Maryville to the late Ora Elmer and Hazel (Masters) Keever. He married Emilee Lockhart on June 15, 1948 in Maryville.
He attended Mount Pleasant School and was a 1939 graduate of Quitman High School. A livestock and grain farmer, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge #511, Skidmore, MO.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, brothers Vernon and infant Pearl Garland Keever.
Surviving are his wife Emilee of the home, sons Douglas (Carol) Keever, Jr , Maryville, and Kirby Russell (Brenda) Keever, Burlington Jct., MO, brother Blaine and sister-in-law Helen Keever, Cody,WY and nieces and nephews
Francis Paul Noel, 78, Maryville, died October 12, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on August 31,1933, in Logan, Kansas to Jacob and Anna O’Connell Noel. He was raised on the family farm northwest of Logan and graduated from Logan High School. He served in the United States Navy as a machine apprentice in the Naval Parachute Unit, El Centro, California. On July 23, 1963, he was united in marriage to Mary Louise Fritschen in St. John’s Catholic Church, Logan, Kansas. He attended Fort Hays Kansas State University graduating in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree. While attending college, he also managed the family farm and worked as a roustabout in the Hansen Oil Field. After graduation, he taught Industrial Arts and Driver’s Education in Unified District 413, Rexford, Kansas. While there, he became involved with the Boy Scouts of America serving as Webelos and Scout Leader, District Commissioner, Assistant Camp Leader at Camp Hansen, Kirwin, Kansas, and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow. In 1969, he accepted a position as Otoe District Scout Executive with the BSA in Maryville, Mo. Soon afterwards he became the Camp Director of Camp Geiger, St. Joseph, and was inducted into Mic-O-Say. He was given the St. George Award by Bishop Sullivan for outstanding work in Boy Scouting. Deciding they wished to remain in Maryville, he resigned from the BSA and accepted a position as Manager of the NOCOMO Sheltered Workshop. He was a member of the executive board working with HUD to design and build the first three group homes in Maryville and he was responsible for beginning a transportation system for those employed at the workshop. He was appointed Juvenile Officer of the 4th District by Judge Montgomery Wilson, serving in that position until shortly after Judge Montgomery’s retirement. He then began working as a child advocate social worker with the Missouri Division of Family Services retiring in 2000.
He had a great love of children and all of his positions throughout his life were centered around some aspect of children and their needs. His greatest enjoyment was being with his family and he eagerly looked forward to visits from his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Maryville, singing in the choir for 27 years as well as other church choirs singing for a total of over 50 years. He also sang in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocesan Choir and was a member of the Nodaway Chorale Community Choir. He was a past member of the Logan Knights of Columbus and Maryville Lions Club, and was a member of the Nodaway County Democrat Club and Optimist International of Maryville.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers and their wives, James and Helen, Charles and Geraldine, Max and Aileen, and sister, Jeannette and Lawrence Lohrmeyer. Left to mourn is his wife of 48 years, Mary; his daughters, Julie, St. Joseph, Missouri, Christie (Jason) Ebersole of Florissant, Missouri, and Melanie (Brian) Noel, Savannah, Missouri; three grandchildren, Malia and Alexa Noel and Charles Ebersole; a brother, Leo and (Jean) Noel, Logan, Kansas; and many nieces, nephews and friends
Beverly Diane "Deeter" Pedersen, 55, Guilford, Missouri, died Monday, October 10, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Beverly was born January 13, 1956 in Maryville, MO, to Archie Blaine and Florine Rice Pierson.
She was a graduate of South Nodaway High School, class 1974, Northwest Technical Nurses Aid Program and worked as a Nurse Aid at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville and the Conception Abbey Infirmary, Conception, MO.
She was united in marriage to Chris Pedersen on September, 12, 1975 in Guilford, Missouri.
Beverly was a member of the Barnard United Methodist Church, Barnard, MO.
Preceding in death were her parents, brother's-in-laws Galen Higdon, Jim Ray and Donnie Pedersen, sister's-in-laws Robin Pedersen and Lois Pierson and a nephew Seth Pedersen.
Survivors include: husband Chris Pedersen of the home, Guilford, MO, Kristy (Brian) Thompson, Union Star, MO, Mandy (Michael) Smith, Union Star, MO, Cassie (Jody) Edson, Stanberry, MO, 5 grandchildren Tryden and Renner Thompson, Reid and Myles Smith and Tess Edson, 2 brothers Richard (Marcia) Pierson, Mason City, IA and David (Jeannie) Pierson, Barnard, MO, 3 sisters Shirley Higdon, Amazonia, MO, Sharon Ray, Amarillo, TX, Hazel, (Larry) Randall, Bucklin, KS, Father and Mother-in-law Gerald and Sue Ann Pedersen, Conception Jct., MO and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 6-8 PM, Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Funeral Services will be 2:30 PM, Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Guilford United Methodist Church with burial in Graves Cemetery, Guilford
Funeral services for Eddie Eighmy, age 63, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Veteran's Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Summerset Township Cemetery, Fontanelle, Iowa with military rites by Head-Endres American Legion Post 265 and Carlson American Legion Post 247. A memorial will be established. 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.
Eddie Earl Eighmy, 63, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of Sabetha, Kansas, formerly of Denison, Iowa, formerly of….well you get the picture, entered into rest on Thursday, November 10, 2011 with his family by his side at the Veteran's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska due to complications associated with pulmonary fibrosis.
Eddie was born March 17, 1948, to Ivan and Dorothy (Reed) Eighmy in Lenox, Iowa. Eddie attended Fontanelle High School and completed his education in the service. He joined the Navy and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a boiler man on the U.S.S. Fox where he traveled the world and made life long friends.
Eddie married Cynthia Johnson on December 26, 1970 in Reno, Nevada which was appropriate since he always felt Cyndi had taken a gamble on him. They spent the first few years of their marriage starting a family in Griswold, Iowa and eventually ended up living in various locations through out the grain belt. During that time, Eddie became a pro at making refrigerator stew, turning baking sheets into snow sleds, and packing a home into a Ryder truck in 48 hours.
Eddie enjoyed stock car racing, building model airplanes and sleeping through his favorite TV shows. He liked to make others laugh and used humor to deflect stressful situations; a trait he handed down to each of his children.
Preceding Eddie in death were his father, Ivan and mother, Dorothy.
Left to tell entertaining and slightly embarrassing stories about him are his loving wife Cyndi Eighmy of Alco (Clarinda, Iowa); son, Rodney Eighmy of Villisca; daughters, Crystal Eighmy of Fargo, North Dakota and April Eighmy of Clarinda; grandchildren, Sebastian Eighmy of Clarinda and Wonk a doo and best friend Cha Cho of the kennel in the bedroom.
Eddie had a lot of friends, a lot of stories and a lot of hats he wore. He had worked a variety of jobs including welder, security guard, maintenance man at Mt. Pleasant Nursing Center, most recently a forklift operator and a full time vacation as his job. We will all remember him for different reasons and for the many roles he played in our lives. He was a son, brother, serviceman, husband, fireman, race car driver, father, grandfather, friend….however you remember Eddie you have to admit, he at least accomplished his goal of "living long enough to have made a lasting impression on us all.
Funeral services for John Minard, age 67, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Monday, October 31, 2011 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa following a courageous battle with cancer, will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 3, 2011, at the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Beckie Linn Gregory officiating.. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Nodaway Valley Historical Museum or to the Tarkio Valley Antique Tractor Club. 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.
John David Minard, son of Harold "Bibs" and Irene (Fleck) Minard was born at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital on February 7, 1944. John graduated from the Clarinda High School in 1963. He then entered the Clarinda Community College Mechanical Technology program and graduated in 1965. Following his college graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1965-1969, and served our country during the Vietnam conflict. While at Junior College, he met on a blind date, and later married Teresa Luree Hummel on October 20, 1968 at the First Christian Church in Oakland, Iowa. They were blessed with two children, Lisa Luree and Michael John.
John retired from Lisle Corporation on March 3, 2010 after 41 years. He worked for a brief time in the engineering department and then became the Foreman of the Turret Lathe department. John was currently on the board of the First Christian Church, board member of the Nodaway Valley Museum and a member of the Tarkio Valley Antique Tractor Club.
Since a young boy, John has always enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. He recently collected and restored several antique tractors. John liked to do carpentry work, remodeling every room in their home, and helping others with their remodeling projects. He was a true handy-man, whatever needed fixed or repaired, John could do it. John especially loved being a grandpa, and enjoyed watching and playing with his four grandkids.
Preceding John in death were his parents; George Harold "Bibs" and Iva Irene (Fleck) Minard; brother, H. Edwin Minard and wife Donna; sister-in-law, MaDonna Minard and brother-in-law, Gene Compton; sister-in-law, Denise Hummel.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Teresa of Clarinda, Iowa; children, Lisa Luree (Minard) Hull and husband Curtis of Clarinda, Iowa and Michael John Minard and wife Stacy (Novacek) Minard of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Jacob Dean Hull, Anna Luree Hull, Stasia Lynn Minard and Parker Michael Minard; brothers, Clyde Minard and wife Ursula of Norwalk, Iowa and Ron Minard of Cabot, Arkansas; sisters, Dorothy Compton of Tuscon, Arizona, Darlene Garrett and husband Wayne of Altoona, Iowa and L. Elaine Luzmoor and husband Richard of Clarinda, Iowa; brother-in-law, Terrance Hummel and wife Wanda of Oakland, Iowa; sister-in-law, Kathy (Hummel) Dalton and husband Chuck of Hastings, Iowa and twenty four nieces and nephews that he thought so much of and many, many friends from near and far
Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Strough, age 65 of New Market, Iowa, who entered into peace Tuesday, November 22, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer at his home in New Market, Iowa, will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Russ Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Dallas Center Cemetery, rural New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the New Market Church of Christ or to the New Market Fire and Rescue. .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.
Robert Eugene Strough was born January 31, 1946 in Maryville, Missouri to Freddie Richard Strough and Flossie Bell McElroy Strough. He attended the Kimpton Washington #3 Country School until the third grade. He then attended and graduated from the New Market Community High School in 1964. Robert married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl Yvonne Teeters on July 24, 1965 at the Church of Christ, Siam, Iowa.
Following graduation, Robert worked for Greenwood and Orth until February 1967. At that time, the family moved to the farm and Robert farmed until 1984. In March of 1980, he was employed at NSK Corporation, Clarinda and retired in December 2008.
Robert was a member of the New Market Volunteer EMT and the New Market Fire and Rescue Department. His passion was being an EMT first responder. Robert enjoyed pheasant hunting with his childhood friend Dennis Hicks. He also enjoyed an Elk hunting trip to New Mexico with son Jason. For several years, he and daughter Robyn enjoyed trap shooting and he enjoyed assembling Christmas gifts with daughter Rhonda.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Fred Strough and father-in-law, Dean Teeters; nephews, Jamie Strough and Bradley Teeters.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Cheryl Strough of New Market, Iowa; children, Robyn Sederburg (Jeff) of Clarinda, Iowa, Rhonda Strough (Penny) of Perry, Iowa and Jason Strough (Christie) of New Market, Iowa; grandchildren, John Sederburg, Amber (Skyler) Larabee, Annah, Saydee, Zowie, Dakoda, Tucker Strough, Chandler and Chance Strough; brothers, Jim Strough(Judy) of Shenandoah, Iowa, David (Sue) Strough of Gravity, Iowa, Don (Chrissy) Strough of Clarinda, Iowa, mother, Flossie Strough (Dean)Breach of Sharpsburg, Iowa, mother-in-law, Kathleen Teeters of New Market, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Bob (Judy) Teeters of Siam, Iowa, Randy Teeters of New Market, Iowa, Roger (Jody) Teeters of Lexington, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Carol (Steven)Oxley of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Corinna (Denver) King of Des Moines, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and friends
Graveside services for Henry Ankeny, age 83, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa, will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Clarinda Cemetery with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, November 23, 1-2 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clarinda, Iowa or to the Goldenrod Manor .Care Center. 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.
Henry Leo Ankeny passed away quietly Sunday night at Goldenrod Manor Care Center in Clarinda, Iowa. He was born August 20, 1928 in Hawleyville, Iowa to Edward Milton Ankeny and Esther Hallene Vance Ankeny. He grew up in Hawleyville and then the Villisca area having graduated from Villisca High School in 1946. He married Betty Jean Malvern Ankeny in Clarinda on December 17, 1947. They lived in Creston and Atlantic, Iowa and later moved to Colorado where Henry pursued his interest in radio and served as chief engineer for several radio stations. He had his own radio shows and did some d'jaying. He was a quiet man but was able to be his funny self hidden behind the microphone.
Henry and family moved back to Clarinda in 1959. He worked as police dispatcher and volunteer fireman and later started working for Lisle Corporation. He retired from Lisle's in 1988. He and Betty then did some traveling and spent a lot of time visiting their children and grandchildren. They became involved with the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum and devoted much time volunteering with the museum. He especially like the one-room school house as it reminded him of the school he had attended in Hawleyville. He often told the story of riding his horse three miles to catch the school bus. Henry was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Clarinda.
Henry was devoted to Betty and helped her endure the difficulties of living with Multiple Sclerosis. He mourned her loss up to the day he died. He was an honest man and instilled in his children this sense of honesty as a foundation for their lives.
Henry was preceded in death by his father and mother; his sister, Rose Wellendorf and her husband Herb of Ida Grove, Iowa; his granddaughter, Molly Christine McAlpin and the love of his live, Betty.
Henry is survived by two children, Steve (Patricia Ann) Ankeny of New Castle, Indiana and Nancy (Keith) Beattie of Clarinda. Steve has five children, Steven David Ankeny, Susan Marie (Gabriel) Smith, Philip Andrew Ankeny, Angela Michelle Ankeny and Monica (Michael) Dowd. Nancy has two children, Cory (Marla) McAlpin and Molly McAlpin (deceased). Great grandchildren are Anna Grace and Naomi Rose Smith, Allie and Nicole Scott, Connor Dowd, Bryson McAlpin, Wyatt and Rylie McAlpin. Henry is also survived by sister-in-law, Helen Cherry of Perris, California; nieces; nephews; cousins and many friends
Funeral services for Gene Mains, age 68, of Sharpsburg, who died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning will be held Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Visitation will be held Thursday from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Cremation will follow the services with private family interment at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Sharpsburg City Hall; Sharpsburg Fire Department or Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Gene Leonard Mains, the third child of Jacob Weldon Mains and Dorothy Inas (Safley) Mains. He was born November 29, 1942, in Taylor County, Iowa northwest of Gravity. Gene was one of eleven children.
Gene started his schooling in a country school and finished in Sharpsburg when his folks moved closer to town. He graduated from the eighth grade and went to work for Howard Weller at his service station. In 1960, he purchased the inventory of the Standard Oil Station from Spencer Peck and Paul Roberts and rented the building from Joe Brammer. Later on, he took over the gas station on the south end of Wabash Street. On September 24, 1961, he was united in marriage to Connie Kemery in Lenox, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Leonard Scott and Coleen Ann. Sometime in the late 1960's he went to work on road construction working for several different contractors. In the winter months he would work at his other lifelong passion . . . . his repair shop.
Gene was a "people person". While on road construction he made life-long friends, keeping tabs on them through the telephone lines the rest of his life. He never met a stranger! Gene and Connie couldn't go anywhere but what they would have to stop to visit with someone! Gene always enjoyed the town's celebrations, serving on the Sharpsburg Fire Department for over 50 years. And he was always up for a good card game!
Gene's other passions were making peanut brittle, growing a big garden so he could share the produce with his friends and family. Enjoyed going to auctions, deer hunting and cooking. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, Gene would get his family together for a big pot luck dinner . . . . he loved good food!
Left to cherish the memories of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend are his loving wife Connie Mains of Sharpsburg; daughter Coleen Hogue and husband Matt; and grandchildren Garrett and Gabrielle. Granddaughters Melissa Kennan and friend Jack Marler and great-grandchildren Andrew, Abigail, Ava Kennan and Kolten Marler. Grandson Mike Mains and wife Amanda and great-grandchildren Nathan and Clinton Mains. Brothers Gary and Helen Mains of Eagleville, Missouri; Grover and Mary Mains of Clearfield, Iowa; Jay and April Mains of Sharpsburg, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Imogene Mains of Creston, Iowa; Sisters Glenna and Ray Alcorn of Milliken, Colorado; Judy and JL Andrus of Crane, Missouri; Joyce and Jack Giley of Conway, Iowa; and Jan Davidson and Kelly McDaniel of Afton, Iowa; two aunts, Donnabell and Elvin Ernest of Bedford, Iowa; and Irene Masker of Alabama; sisters-in-law, Shirley Dodson, Rosemary Kemery and Linda Kemery; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and a whole lot of friends!
Preceding Gene in death are his parents Jacob and Dorothy Mains; brothers Jerry and James (at birth) and Gail; his son, Scott Mains in 2002; brother-in-law Danny Kemery; mother and father-in-law Roy and Katie Kemery; and sister-in-law, Norma and Keith James
|023Thelbert Harold Kendrick was born February 26, 1922 in rural Taylor County south of Guss, Iowa in the Nodaway Township. He is the son of Murl and Martha (Mauderly) Kendrick. Thelbert was born and raised on the Kendrick Family farm and attended Lone Star County School and graduated from New Market High School. He entered the Navy in 1944 and served in World War II. Once discharged, Thelbert returned to the family farm to continue farming and raising pure bred Hereford cattle. On June 1, 1948, Thelbert married Melba Louise Chrisman at the Methodist Church in Guss, Iowa. To this union were born three sons: Jackie, Dennis and Randall. As a family they lived and farmed the Kendrick family farm where Randall currently resides.
Thelbert was a member of the New Market Methodist Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed wildlife and wood working and was especially gifted when it came to mechanics.
Thelbert passed away Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Melba in December of 2010; brother Chester Kendrick and sister Cleo Lessner.
Surviving Thelbert are his sons: Jackie Douglas Kendrick of Bellevue, Nebraska, Dennis Lee Kendrick and wife Wanda of Owasso, Oklahoma and Randall Ray Kendrick of New Market, Iowa; granddaughter Megan Renee Warrick and husband Scott of Clarinda, Iowa; great granddaughter Jersey and Mackenzie Renee Warrick of Clarinda; nieces and nephews: Lonnie Kendrick, Beverly Kendrick, Marilyn Barr, Martha Rose and Judy Blackburn.
Memorial service for Thelbert will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2011 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial will follow the service at Guss Cemetery with American Legion Sergy Post #98 providing military honors. Visitation is schedule for one hour prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to the New Market Methodist Church.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
|024Memorial services for Margaret L. Posten, 96, of Villisca, Iowa, will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the Villisca United Methodist Church. There is open visitation at the Wolfe Funeral Home of Villisca. A luncheon in the church fellowship hall will follow services. There will be a private burial of ashes in the North Page Cemetery at a later date .
Margaret Lois (Williams) Posten was born March 28, 1915 in Montgomery County, Iowa to Harry and Ethel (Fisher) Williams. She attended and graduated in the class of 1931 from Villisca High School. She attended college at Tarkio College in Missouri and obtained her Bachelors degree. After graduating from college, Margaret started her career as a school teacher. She married Leonard Posten on December 21, 1936 in Red Oak, Iowa and to this union were born two children: Pamela Ann and John Leonard. In the late 50’s, Margaret wrote an Iowa history book call “This is a Place Iowa” which was used in the Iowa State Public School System. She also wrote three children’s books. She was active in the Methodist Church.
Margaret passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Leonard.
Surviving Margaret are her children: Pamela Abel and husband Bill Hinshaw of Boulder, Colorado and John Posten and wife Margaret of Villisca, Iowa; grandchildren: Whitney Clarkson and husband John of Berthoud, Colorado and Jan Posten and wife Heather of Villisca, Iowa; great grandchildren Kenyon and Tristan Clarkson of Berthoud, Colorado
|025Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 12th at Advent Christian Church, Villisca, with Pastor Darren Brisco officiating. Burial will be at North Grove Cemetery, Page County, Iowa. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services. There is open visitation Friday at Wolfe Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the family. Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carol Jean Bowman was born February 1, 1958 at Honolulu, Hawaii to Roy Allan Bowman and Rosie L. (Wasson) Bowman while her father was stationed in the military in Hawaii. She was raised in the Omaha area and received her elementary and secondary schooling in Omaha. Her career goal was working toward being a CPA with just a few credits left before earning her accounting degree. She worked at accounting firms over the years in Omaha and Arizona.
Carol returned to Villisca in early October 2011 to look for work in this area. Carol passed away unexpectedly in Red Oak, Iowa November 7, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, brother Carl, and step father Donald Bowman.
Carol is survived by three children: Trishea and her three children Brittany, Michael, and Nora, all of Maine, Christopher and his son Ryan of Florida, and Sherisa and her daughter Jasmine of New York; mother Rosie Bowman of Villisca, IA; father Roy Bowman of Oakland, NE; siblings Monte Bowman of Omaha, NE, Scott (Diane) Bowman, Cedar Falls, IA, Bryan Bowman of Shenandoah, IA, Pamela (Shawn) Graham of Council Bluffs, IA, and Donald (Sherrill) Bowman of New Market, IA, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends
|026Stephen Lewis O’Neal was born January 2, 1948 at Shenandoah, Iowa to Lewis O’Neal and Marian (Westenberg) O’Neal. He attended school in Clearmont where he met his future wife, Paula Nicholas, in August of 1954 in first grade. He graduated Burlington Junction High School in 1966. Steve served in the United States Army, being drafted in 1967 and was in the infantry during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969. After returning from service he worked at Union Gas in Braddyville during most of the 70’s and later he helped Arnold Davison in carpentry work and did farm work for Bill Henry in the 80’s. Steve and Paula were married at Braddyville United Methodist Church October 10, 1981 and had just celebrated their 30th anniversary. Steve helped farm with his father Lewis until he passed away September 2002. He then turned over the row crop farming to Richard Riddle.
Steve was a kind hearted sentimental guy who loved family, friends and animals of all kinds. He knew no strangers and offered a friendly wave to everyone. Whenever met on the road, regardless if he knew them or not, he waved and continued until they passed by. History and politics were favorite subjects and topics to him. Vintage cars and trucks were also enjoyable. He was working on his brown 1978 Toyota pickup as he unexpectedly passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 at his home east of Braddyville, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Marian O’Neal; mother-in-law Pauline (Chesnut) Edwards; and brother-in-law Wayne Stahlnecker.
He leaves behind his wife, Paula, of Braddyville; son Andy O’Neal of Braddyville; step son Aaron Nicholson of Clarinda; step daughter-in-law Lisa Nicholson of Clarinda; step grandchildren: Marissa Brown and Willow Nicholson, Amanda Bedsworth and husband Michael, Mikeal Carlson and Kristoffer Martinsen; father-in-law Cecil “Pete” Nicholas of Hopkins, MO; sister-in-law Robin Stahlnecker, Council Bluffs, IA; stepfather-in-law Max Edwards, Concord, GA; a host of cousins and many, many friends too numerous to mention. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and leaves behind a great legacy with his family.
Funeral services for Steve O'Neal, 63 of Braddyville, Iowa will be held 1:30 p.m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with Pastor Buck of the Braddyville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Shearer Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Braddyville Methodist Church or Braddy Hall. There is open visitation Tuesday until 8 p.m. and Wednesday until service time. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
|027Sharon Lynn Fisher Loutzenhiser was born September 3, 1938 at Fort Dodge, Iowa and passed away at the Longview Farm near Villisca, IA, on November 3, 2011. Her parents were Frederick and Icle Fisher. Sharon graduated from Villisca High School in 1956 and then attended Aurora University for 1 year. She worked 4 years for an oral and plastic surgeon. Working with the plastic surgeon got her interested in speech therapy so she went to the University of Nebraska and received her BS in 1966 and then worked for the Omaha Public Schools for 3 years. Sharon started a program in Taylor and Adams Counties and during the summers did MTI work at the University of Nebraska where she received her MS degree in 1974. While teaching in Bedford she met Robert Loutzenhiser. In November, 1972, they were married at the Villisca Presbyterian Church. They made their home in Blockton until 1975 when they moved to the Fisher Family Farm near Villisca. Sharon had a real fondness for four legged animals especially Tristan, her Siamese cat, as well as Snoopy, Pal, Stinker 1 and 2 and most recently Mugs, the dogs. She liked being outside helping Robert with the farm and working in her flower beds. When Sharon married Robert she also got 4 kids, David, Dee, Greg, and Gary.
Sharon is survived by her four stepchildren, David (Mary Kay) of Blockton, Dee (Dave) Qualls of Long Beach, CA, Greg of Des Moines and Gary (Martha) of Santee, CA; four granddaughters: Tammy (Vincent) Jorgensen, Cindy (Chet) Brandenburg, Crystal Loutzenhiser, Peggy (Ben) Roed: three grandsons: Jorge, Kevin and Alan Loutzenhiser (fiancé, Danielle), three great granddaughters: Viola, Aubrey, and Elana, and one great grandson Kepler. She also has a sister, Dorothy Tucker of Blair, NE: a sister-in-law, Bonnie Fisher of Bettendorf, IA; nieces: Sandra Gray, Stacey Fisher-Meyers and Kate Fisher; great niece Elizabeth Myers; nephews Duane Gray and Frederick Gray and many cousins.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Charles F. Fisher, and her husband Robert Loutzenhiser.
Sharon was a member of the First Presbyterian Church Villisca, IA for 60 years after joining in 1951. She served as deacon for 16 years and taught junior high Sunday school some of those years. She served as secretary for almost 30 years - keeping the office going during times when the church was without a pastor. Both she and Robert had been members of the choir. She was active in the Presbyterian Women when her health allowed, serving for a time as President.
Sharon was also a member of PEO Chapter CH in Villisca, serving as President for a period of years. Honorary Pall Bearers: Jim Kasha, Henry Kasha, Jim Waldron, Mark Herzberg, Ray Reineke, Elmer Grashorn, Chris Nelsen, Carol Wilhelm, and Lynn Wiechman.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov 10th, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca. Private burial rites will be Friday morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Presbyterian Church, 109 S 3rd Ave. Villisca, IA 50864 or the Good Samaritan Center Society (nursing home) 202 Central Ave, Villisca, IA 50864. Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca is in charge of arrangements. www.WolfeVillisca.com
|028Clarence wrote his own obituary before he died because he wanted to have the final word. Clarence Samuel Lippert of Sabetha, Kansas died on Monday, October 31, 2011 at Sabetha, Kansas. He died of an apparent heart attack. Now admit it, you always wanted the obituary to list what caused the person to die.
Clarence was the fourth of four boys born to Lloyd and Martha Lippert on a farm near Delmont, South Dakota. He was born on August 30, 1939. Two days later Hitler invaded Poland, but there is no known connection.
Clarence attended elementary school in Delmont, South Dakota. After graduating from high school at Mitchell, South Dakota in 1957, Clarence enlisted in the United States Army. He served 29 months in Germany and became a Sergeant, tank commander.
After the Army, he lived in Columbus, Nebraska. In 1962, Clarence somehow convinced Glennis Smith to marry. She proved to be the nicest person he ever met.
Clarence earned Bachelor and Master degrees from Wayne State College (1964 & 1968) and taught high school social studies for eight years. To qualify as a school administrator, he earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of South Dakota. For a total of 29 years he served as Superintendent of schools at Niobrara, Nebraska; Clarinda, Iowa; and Iowa's South Tama County Schools. He retired in 2002, he and Glennis moved to Sabetha, Kansas and traveled extensively.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Lester (Doris) Lippert of Torrance, California and Harvey (Velma) of Mount Ida, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Glennis and children, Brad (Kathy) of Sabetha, Kansas and Noelle (Mark) Stoffel of West Bend, Wisconsin. Also surviving is his brother, Norman (Mavis) Lippert of Richland, Washington. From oldest to youngest, his Grandchildren include; Bradlee Fretschel, Nicholas Stoffel, Payton Lippert, Keenan Lippert, Luke Stoffel, Logan Stoffel and Hayden Lippert.
Those who knew him well detected that the deceased had a keen (read "warped") sense of humor. Notice that the word "deceased" sound so much better than words such as croaked geezer, corpse, or dead old man.
Clarence wanted it said that he loved his God, his family and his country. He believed that the words: "trust, honor, responsibility, love, respect, and duty"… have a special meaning. He wanted these words as his legacy, even if he had to write it himself.
Memorial service was on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. to service time at the church. A private inurnment ceremony was in the community cemetery of Genoa, Nebraska. Using the term "inurnment" is just showing off. It means his ashes will go into the ground. There are no jokes on his headstone. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a Clarence Lippert Memorial that will be used for charities designated by his family
|029Arthur Oldham, Sr., 63, Clarinda, Iowa, died October 30, 2011. The family receive friends from 6-7 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, Missouri.
Interment: Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Memorials: Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
Arthur William “Art” Oldham, Sr., son of Richard and Blanche Marie (Fahseler) Oldham was born on January 22, 1948 in Hamburg, Iowa. Art attended Rural Tarkio Country School before graduating from Tarkio High School in 1966.
Art was united in marriage to Karen Kay Silence on March 27, 1970. They became the parents of two children, J.R. Oldham and Candi Oldham. They were later divorced. On January 2, 2001, Art was united in marriage to Joyce Sieving at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Clarinda, Iowa. They made their home in Clarinda until the present time.
For a short time, Art was employed in road construction and building water towers and sewer systems. In 1972, Art was employed by Eaton Corporation in Shenandoah, Iowa, until retiring in 2003 after 31 years. Art passed away October 30, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Maryville, Missouri, at the age of 63.
Besides his parents, Art was preceded in death by brothers, John Oldham and Richard Oldham, Jr. and sisters, Glenna Mae Stoll, Lois Bright and Betty Bright.
Survivors include wife, Joyce Oldham, Clarinda, Iowa; son, J.R. Oldham and his wife, Barb, College Springs, Iowa; daughter, Candi Oldham and Kevin Wolfe, Kearney, Nebraska; step-sons, Tony Kite and his wife, Shelly, Crane, Missouri; step-daughter, Dina Larabee and John Clark, Villisca, Iowa; grandchildren, Sky, Amber and Dakota Oldham; step-grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley Greedy, Stormy Kite, Jason, Chelsi and Britni Larabee; step-great granddaughter, Natalie Larabee; sister, Martha Bancroft and her husband, Harold, Essex, Iowa; brother, Robert Oldham, Van Buren, Arkansas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
|030Wayne W. Kinman passed away October 28, 2011 at Liberty Terrace Health Care and Rehab. He was born in Elmo, MO, to Vilas and Orpha (Ecker) Kinman on February 25, 1928. His parents and infant brother, Robert, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary; son William of Liberty, MO; brother Connie Kinman, Clarinda; sister Delpha Pugh, Shambaugh; several nieces and nephews.
Following graduation from Clarinda High School in 1946, where he excelled in football, basketball, and track, Wayne served two years in the Marine Corp at Oceanside, Calif. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1952 and has been elected into the “M” Club Hall of Fame in football and track. Wayne retired from the City of Liberty, MO, in 1990 after serving 28 years as Building Inspector, Director of Parks and Recreation and Park Supervisor.
Wayne was cremated, and services will be held at a later date