Obituaries
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[ADAMS, GEORGE B.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, December 14, 1940, [p. 1]
George B. Adams Dies At Home in Barnard
George B. Adams, age 57, died at 2:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Barnard after a long illness. Mr. Adams had been a resident of Barnard all his life.

Born November 26, 1883, in Barnard, Mr. Adams was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Adams. On April 12, 1927, he was married to his wife who survives him.

A member of the Christian church, Mr. Adams was occupied as a grocery clerk for eight years prior to November 1939.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Rachel Adams of Barnard. Other survivors are two daughters, Miss Patty Adams of Barnard and Mrs. Margaret Groneweg of St. Joseph; a son, Kenneth Adams of Evansville, Minn.; and two stepchildren, Clarence and Irene Lincoln.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Christian church in Barnard. Burial will be at the Barnard cemetery.

 

[ALLEN, TEDDY]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 13, 1900, p. 5
---We understand that little Teddie Allen died in Hopkins Thursday of last week.

 

[BLACKNEY, LULA MARY SHELTON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, August 22, 1975, p. 4
MRS. LULA MARY BLACKNEY - Mrs. Lula Mary Blackney, 80, Hopkins, died at 4:19 a.m. today at Parkdale Manor Convalescent Center, Maryville, where she had lived five days, following a long illness.

Born Dec. 19, 1894, at Hopkins, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Ida Gray Shelton. On Nov. 8, 1922, she was married at Hopkins to Burt Blackney, who died Jan. 17, 1962. She was a member of the Christian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Stewart, Bedford, Iowa; and Mrs. Mary Buhler, Altadena, Calif.; three sons, Edward and Lewis Blackney, Hop-kins; and Donald Blackney, Omaha, Neb.; one brother, Harley Blanchard, Skid-more; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Bush, Maryville; Mrs. Iva Masher, Coin, Iowa, and Mrs. Maude Glines, Clarinda, Iowa; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Blanchard.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Price Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fred Paxton officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[BORDNER, DONALD HOMER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, December 9, 1946, [p. 1]
Donald Bordner Dies
Mrs. Elmer Beauchamp of Hopkins today received word of the death of her nephew, Donald H. Bordner, Sunday morning at the McClosky Veterans hospital at] Temple, Tex. He has been in failing health since his return from overseas in April 1944.

He was born September 29, 1918, the son of Mrs. Mattie Bordner of Clarinda. He formerly lived in Hopkins and graduated from Hopkins high school.

He is survived by his wife and daughter, Donna K. of Kempner, Tex., his mother and two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Johnson, Clarinda, Ia., and Mrs. Eleanor Crawford, Avoca, Ia.

Funeral and burial services will be held in Lampasas, Tex.

 

[BUTLER, BERTUS G. HAMM]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 15, 1937, [p. 1]
Mrs. C. W. Butler, Age 63, Dies at Her Home in City
Mrs. C. [harles] W.  [illiam] Butler, 63 years of age, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home, 421 West Fourth Street, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Price funeral chapel and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery. Rev. V. C. Clark will be in charge.

Mrs. Butler was born June 14, 1874, at Hopkins, the daughter of Mason A. [lan] and Sarah Hamm.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Yeaman of Junction City, Kas.; and one son, George W. Butler, of Inglewood, Calif. A nephew, K. M. Strawn and a niece, Miss Mercedes Strawn, both of St. Joseph, also survive.

 

[CHANEY, WILLIAM HENRY]
Beloit Daily Call (Beloit, Kansas), Thursday, March 4, 1920, p. 5
Obituary – William H. [enry] Chaney was born at Newcornerstown, Ohio, on March 13, 1863 and died at the Beloit hospital on March 1, 1920, at 1 o'clock p. m. He took as wife Rosella Jones, on March 13, 1898 and to this union was born one son, Gus D. Chaney, of Creston, Iowa. This son was present at his father's deathbed. With his wife, Mr. Chaney came to Kansas on March 16, 1919, choosing for his place of residence the city of Glen Elder. He is survived by his wife and mother and by his sisters, Mrs. A. J. Jackson of Hopkins, Mo., Mrs. A. F. Luther of Bedford, Iowa, Mrs. F. E. Abernathy of Trenton, Mo., and Miss Jean Chaney of Hopkins, Mo. There are also five surviving brothers: R. P. Chaney and C. A. Chaney of Hopkins, Mo.; S. M. Chaney of King City, Mo.; G. A. Chaney of Des Moines, Iowa; and F. B. Chaney of Atchison, Kansas. The deceased held membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America lodges. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Atkins at the home in Glen Elder on Tuesday, March 2, and then the body will be taken to the old home, Hopkins, Mo., for interment.
[Note:  The birth year given on his headstone is 1862.]

[CLUTTER DORIS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 24, 1969, p. 2
MISS DORIS CLUTTER DIES AT HER HOME
Miss Doris Clutter, 71, Hopkins, died Saturday night at her home. She was a retired schoolteacher and had taught nearly 45 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins. The Rev. Gerald Sappington will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

She is survived by an aunt, Mrs. Troy Baker, St. Joseph.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[COBB, EMMA BLAGRAVE WINBOLT]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, January 7, 1929, [p. 1]
Emma B. Cobb, Hopkins, Dies of Pneumonia
Services for Widow of Late Representative Cobb, Will Be Held at Hopkins Wednesday
Mrs. Emma B. Cobb, 79 years old, pioneer resident of Nodaway county, widow of the late Representative Cobb, died at 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Shinabargar, Hopkins, where she had been living for the past five weeks. Mrs. Cobb had been in poor health for two years but the immediate cause of her death was pneumonia, which she contracted Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held t 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins, conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Thompson. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Cobb was born Nov. 11, 1852, in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent her childhood days in Chicago, Ill. She was married to George O. Cobb, December 18, 1867 at West Brooklyn, Ill. In 1870, Mr. and Mrs. Cobb took a homestead at Abilene, Kan., where they remained for ten years, coming to Nodaway County in 1880. They at first lived on a farm west of Hopkins, moving into Hopkins about twenty years ago.

Mrs. Cobb was a charter member of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist church at Hopkins, a member of Chapter K. P. E. O. of which she was chaplain for fourteen years and an active member of the W. C. T. U., being president of the Hopkins organization for manly years.

Mrs. Cobb is survived by one son, H. [enry] B. [ruce] Cobb, Los Angeles, Calif., and ten grandchildren, including Miss Ruth Hopple of Hopkins, who had made her home with her grandmother practically all of her life. A daughter, Mrs. B. M. Hopple, died August 7, 1898. Mr. Cobb, Civil War veteran and state representative during 1887 and 1888, died March 14, 1908.

Mrs. E. F. McFarland, Omaha, Neb., a cousin of Miss Ruth Hopple, came to attend the funeral services.

 

[DITTO, SETH EVERETT]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, December 19, 1952, [p. 1]
Seth Everett Ditto Is Taken by Death
Seth Everett Ditto, 79, retired farmer of Maryville, died at 7 a. m. today at his home. The body is at the Atchison funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Ditto; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Smith, Maryville, and Mrs. Earl Ephland, Denver, Colo.; two sons, Everett Ditto, St. Joseph; Roy G. Ditto, Cleveland, Ohio; four brothers, Art Ditto, Maryville; John, Des Moines; Edward, St. Joseph; and Robert, Joplin; and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Jackson, Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. Bert Bratcher, Kansas City; and Mrs. Charles Wonders, Maryville.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

[DONLIN, ALTA COCHRANE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, December 16, 1929, p. 4
Cancer Fatal to Mrs. Alta Donlin Today
Mrs. Alta Donlin, age 58 years, died about 10 o'clock this morning at her home in Hopkins, following an illness of eighteen months of cancer. Mrs. Donlin had been a resident of Hopkins about fifty years.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will be held at the Masonic Temple and burial will be in Hopkins.

The only surviving relatives are three cousins, Frank, Fay and Everett Whitney, all of Hopkins.

 

[FILSON, GRACE BELL ROBBINS]
MRS. GRACE FILSON HOPKINS, DIES
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, January 30, 1971, p. 2
Mrs. Grace Bell Filson, 75, Hopkins tax collector, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville. She was born Feb. 15, 1895 at Bedford, Ia., and married Robert C. Filson in September 1918. He died Sept   28, 1953.

She was the daughter of Hezekiah Robbins and Evelena Norton Robbins. Survivors are two sons, Edwin Filson, Hopkins, and Robert Filson, El Segundo Calif.; a brother, Arthur Robbins, Kansas City, and a half sister, Mrs. Opal Crawford, Chewelah, Wash.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The Rev. Fred Paxton will officiate. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[FILSON, ROBERT CLYDE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 28, 1953, p. 2
Robert Clyde Filson Dies Unexpectedly
Robert Clyde Filson, died unexpectedly at 7 o'clock this morning while doing his morning chores at his farm six miles southeast of Hopkins.

Born Sept. 7, 1889 in Hopkins, Mr. Filson had lived his entire life in the community. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the A. F. and A. M. Xenia lodge No. 50. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Edwin Filson of the home and Robert G. Filson, El Segundo, Calif.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. William DeMott, Hopkins; Mrs. L. L. Sturgeon, Wewoka, Okla.; Mrs. Blanche Busby, Watonga, Okla.; and Mrs. Roy McGuire, Hopkins; and one brother, Orville Filson, Wewoka, Okla.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Christian church in Hopkins, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. A. V. Hart, assisted by the Rev. Norman Lewis, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial will be held at the Hopkins cemetery with masonic funeral ceremonies. The Swanson funeral directors will have charge of the burial.

 

[GILES, AVERIL ELLEN WEBB]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 3, 1960, p. 2
Mrs. Averil Giles Succumbs At Hospital
Mrs. Averil Ellen Giles, 70, Bethany, died at 3 a. m. Sunday at St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. She had been at the hospital for two weeks and prior to that had been at a Clearmont nursing home for several years.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph Webb and Fannie Prater [Prather] and was born Sept. 13, 1890, in Harrison County. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Grover Giles, died in November 1958.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hubert Pool, Hopkins; Mrs. Ed Desch, Clarinda, Ia.; and Mrs. Carl Carmichael, Irwin, Ia.; two sons, Russell Giles, Council Bluffs, Ia. and Joseph Giles, Mt. Moriah, Ia.; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Rites will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. The Rev. James Gray, Kansas City, Kas., will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[GILES, GROVER CLEVELAND]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, November 5, 1958, p. 2
Grover Cleveland Giles Dies At Nursing Home
Grover Cleveland Giles, 73, Maryville, died at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Wallin Nursing Home, Clearmont, after a long illness. He had been a patient at the nursing home five months.

Mr. Giles was born Aug. 30, 1885, in Gentry County. He was married to April Webb, who survives. He was the son of the late William Giles and Belinda Cooper Giles. Mr. Giles was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are his widow of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Hubert Pool, Hopkins; Mrs. Carl Carmichael, Maryville; and Mrs. Ed Desch, Clarinda, Ia.; two sons, Russell Giles, Hopkins and Joseph Giles, Mt. Moriah; three brothers, Cam, Boyce and Cooper Giles, all of Langdon, N. D.; two sisters; Miss Mabel Giles and Mrs. W. H. Kitchin, both of Langdon, N. D., and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

The services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday.

 

[GOODSON, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, November 6, 1947, p. 3
B. F. Goodson Dies
Graveside services will be held for B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Goodson of Mt, Vernon, Ill., formerly of Hopkins, at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Hopkins cemetery. Word was received of the death of Mr. Goodson Tuesday morning at his home, by his niece, Mrs. William Robbins, sr, of Maryville. The body will be accompanied by Mr. Goodson's two brothers, Dr. G. R. Goodson, Los Angeles, and Dr. H C. Goodson, Colorado Springs. Mrs. H. C. Goodson will arrive from Colorado Springs for the services.

He was a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Goodson of Hopkins. He left Hopkins when he was a young man.

 

[GRAY, LINNIE LODEMA MCKEE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, January 14, 1970, p. 12
Mrs. Linnie Gray Dies At Hospital
Mrs. Linnie Lodema Gray, 83, Maryville, died Tuesday morning at St. Francis Hospital following a long illness.

She was born Nov. 6, 1886, at Pickering and was the daughter of the late William Reed and Mary Jones McKee. She was married Dec. 10, 1913, at Pickering, to William Ward Gray, who preceded her in death. She had lived the past five years in Maryville, but had been a lifelong resident of the Pickering community. She was a member of the Pickering Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Atchison Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville. The Rev. L. B. Day will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vilas Surplus, Maryville; three sisters, Mrs. John Meyer and Mrs. John Loch, Pickering, and Mrs. Pebble Swaney, Maryville; four brothers, Claude, Leland and Raymond McKee, Pickering, and Fay McKee, Maryville; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The family will meet friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. today at the Atchison Chapel.

 

[GRAY, LINNIE LODEMA MCKEE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, January 16, 1970, p. 2
LAST RITES HELD FOR MRS. GRAY
Last rites were held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Atchison Funeral Home Chapel. Maryville, for Mrs. Linnie Lodema Gray     Maryville, who   died Tuesday.

The Rev. L. B. Day officiated and burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

Mrs Garvin Williams played organ selections.

Pallbearers    were    Forrest Lett, Leland Nicholas, Loren Hackett, Virgil Hyde, Clarence Mathers and Paul Carmichael.

 

[GRAY, WILLIAM WARD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, August 13, 1936, p. 2
William Ward Gray Dies At Home in Pickering
William Ward Gray, who would have been 66 years old Saturday, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home in Pickering. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Pickering. Rev. P. O. Nystrand of the Pickering Christian church will officiate.

Born August 15, 1870, on a farm five miles southwest of Hopkins, Mr. Gray had lived all his life in the vicinities of Pickering and Hopkins with the exception of three years spent in Colorado. Pickering has been his home for the last eleven years.

He was married Dec. 10, 1914, to Miss Jennie McKee at Pickering. She survives with one daughter, Ruby, at home. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Chambers, Loveland, Colo., Mrs. Ella Ulmer of Hopkins and Mrs. Elsie Cockayne, Ravenwood.

Mr. Gray was engaged in farming until his removal to Pickering.

 

[HECTOR, EFFIE MAY CREECH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, January 22, 1936, p. 3
Mrs. Effie Hector Dies
Daughter of Hopkins Woman Dies at Arcadia, Calif.
Word has been received by relatives in Hopkins of the death Monday night at Arcadia, Calif., of Mrs. Effie Hector, daughter of Mrs. Lena Creech of Hopkins.

The message stated that the body is being brought to Hopkins for burial, probably Saturday. Although Mrs. Hector never resided in Hopkins, she had visited her mother there at various times and was known to many people.

She is survived by her mother; her husband, Lon Hector, of Phoenix, Ariz., two sisters, Mrs. Roy Gunn, of Arlington, Tex., and Miss Lucinia Creech of Hopkins, and by three brothers, Joe Creech of Phoenix, Ariz.; Walter Creech of Easton, Kan.; and Ben Creech of Arcadia, Calif. The body is being accompanied to Hopkins by her brother, Ben Creech.

 

[HEWETT, TABITHA STICE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, Thursday, January 22, 1914, p. 5
Mrs. H. [anson] H. Hewett, aged 91 years, died at her home in Hopkins Friday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. W. Griffith at the home Sunday.

 

[HEWETT, TABITHA STICE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, January 27, 1914, p. 4
Mrs. H. [anson] H. Hewitt [Hewett] died at her home in Hopkins last week, aged 91 years. Mrs. Hewett lived with her son Noah, who for a number of years lived in Ross Township. A. E. Hewett, who still lives on the state line is a son of the deceased.

 

[HUBBARD, CORA DONLIN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, February 12, 1944, p. 2
Sister Dies
Mrs. D. [ana] A. [mos] Sargent of Hopkins has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Cora Donlin Hubbard, February 4 at her home in Los Angeles. She suffered a stroke the preceding Sunday.

Mrs. Hubbard was 77 years of age. She was born near Creston, Ia., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Donlin. She was a rural teacher in the Hopkins community for several years. She was married at Hopkins and with her husband went to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they lived for awhile before going to California. Her husband died more than a year ago. She is survived by three children all of Los Angeles, and her sister, Mrs. Sargent.

 

[JACKSON, JESSIE MCGILHRIST]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1933, p. 3
Hopkins
Old Resident Succumbs Mrs. Jessie Jackson Had Lived Here Forty Years
Mrs. Jessie Jackson, 78, died at the home of her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis Jackson Saturday night. The funeral services were held at the Jackson home Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Jackson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but had been a resident of the Hopkins community for forty years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Art Yeager [Yager] of Hopkins and eight sons. They are Wallis Jackson, Hopkins; Edward and Charles Jackson, Sioux City; Grover Jackson, Bedford; Albert Jackson, Coffey[ville], Mo.; Jesse Jackson, Davenport, Wash.; Sam Jackson, Post Falls, Idaho; and James Jackson, Sheridan, Wyo.

 

[JACKSON, JESSIE MCGILCHRIST]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 23, 1933, p. 3
Hopkins Woman, Native of Scotland, Is Dead
Mrs. Jessie Jackson, age 78, died at 11:10 o'clock Saturday night in Hopkins at the home of a son, Wallis Jackson. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland and lived in and near Hopkins for forty years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Wallis Jackson home. Rev. Ray A. Dick, pastor of the Hopkins Baptist church will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. B. H. Harmon, pastor of the Christian church.

Children surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Art Weager [Yager], Hopkins; and seven sons, Wallis Jackson, Hopkins; Grover Jackson, Bedford, Ia.; Edward Charles Jackson, Sioux City, Iowa; Albert Jackson, Coffeyville, Mo.; Jesse Jackson, Davenport, Wash.; Sam Jackson, Post Falls, Ida.; Jim Jackson, Sheridan, Wyo.

 

[JEFFERS, ISABELLA ALLEN MILLER]
Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida), Wednesday, February 18, 1920, p. 3
The body of Mrs. Isabelle A. Jeffers, who died Monday, was shipped to the old home, Hopkins, Mo. Mrs. Jeffers was 70 years old and death was due to general debility.

 

[JEFFERS, MAGGIE BELLE JEFFERS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 3, 1957, p. 5
Maggie Belle Jeffers – Maggie Belle Jeffers was born in Nodaway County, Mo. on Aug. 6, 1864, and died at her home in Clarinda, Ia., Dec. 11, 1956 at the age of 92 years, the daughter of Dennis and Katie Beam Jeffers.

At the age of six years, Mrs Jeffers moved with her parents to the home place, located four miles south of Siam, Ia. It was on this farm that the major part of her life was spent.

When a young girl she joined the Good Hope Methodist Church near Hopkins, Mo. She attended country school in Taylor County, Ia and her later schooling was obtained at Hopkins, Mo.

She was united in marriage to James Edward Jeffers on Nov 27, 1890. To this union were born nine children, which included triplet sons, one of whom, Roy, died at the age of eight months.

Soon after marriage she and her husband moved to his home in Potosi, Wisc. After two years they returned to Hopkins, Mo. and later established their home on the Jeffers farm. Mr. Jeffers preceded her in death July 18, 1943. Since then, she had made her home with her sons, Boyd and Ray.

Mrs Jeffers with her ready wit and warm heart, was known as "Mother" not just to her own large family but to many friends, neighbors and relatives. To know her was to love her.

Mourning their loss are her six sons, Coy of Hopkins, Mo., Loy, Boyd and Ray at home in Clarinda, Ia., Floyd of Shambaugh, Ia., Rol of Clarinda, and two daughters, Mrs. Katie McGinnis of Cheyenne, Wyo, and Mrs. Clara Miller of Clarinda; 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Dec 14 at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda and burial at Hopkins with the Rev D. C Davis officiating Clergy. The grandsons and grandsons-in-law were bearers.

 

[JEFFERS, RAY] #657
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 4, 1978, p. 16
Ray Jeffers, 76 Hopkins native
Ray Jeffers, 76, of Clarinda died Thursday night here following a long illness.

He was born March 13, 1902, at Hopkins, Mo, the son of James Edward and Maggie Belle Jeffers.

He had lived in the Hopkins and Siam area before moving to Clarinda. For several years he cared for his mother before her death.

Survivors include a sister, Clara Miller of Clarinda, and two brothers, Coy Jeffers of Hopkins and Boyd Jeffers of Clarinda.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Hunter officiating. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

John Davison was soloist and Grace Perry organist. Casket bearers were Arnold Davison, Orville Manley, Joe Updike, Larry Cimock, Harold McClarnon and Darwin Buch.

 

[JEFFERS, RAY]                   [JEFFERS, ROY]      [JEFFERS, ROLLA]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, April 15, 1902, p. 7
The Hopkins Triplets
Not only the parents, but all of Hopkins is proud of the three baby boys born on last Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jeffers, of this city, and are now a week old; they are still the principal subject of conversation. The largest of the babes at birth weighed 5 pounds and the other two 3 and 3 ½ pounds respectively, and while a cigar box is nearly large enough to hold either of the three, they are all lively as crickets and as plump as partridges. The attending physician, Dr. King, says it is the first case he ever heard or read of where three of the same sex were born at the same time, so this will give Hopkins additional fame. The proud parents of these triplets are young people who have only been married 11 years, yet they now have eight children, seven of whom are boys. The father is a democrat and if Missouri is to ever go republican he must be coaxed to leave the state. Great is Missouri and great are the triplets—three cheers and a tiger for them. Let the good work continue and it will soon be unnecessary to pad our census report in order to have a population of one thousand.  –Hopkins Journal. Mr. Jeffers formerly lived near Siam and is a nephew of John Behm of this city.

 

 [JEFFERS, RAY]                  [JEFFERS, ROY]      [JEFFERS, ROLLA]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 17, 1902, p. 8
The Hopkins Journal announces the birth of three baby boys to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jeffers of that place, last Friday. The youngsters weigh from three up to five pounds each and are as lively as crickets. The fact of triplets being born is a novelty but three of the same sex is said to be more strange. This prolific addition to the family now gives the young parents of eleven years married life a family of eight children, seven of whom are boys. Special interest attaches to this event from the fact that Mr. Jeffers is a nephew of John Beam of this city and all are democrats.

 

[JEFFERS, WILLIAM MARTIN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, April 8, 1940, [p. 1]
William Jeffers, Age 82, Dies at Home in Hopkins
William Jeffers, 82 years of age, long-time resident of the Hopkins vicinity, died at his home in Hopkins at 8 o'clock last night. He had undergone an operation    six weeks ago.

Mr. Jeffers, a retired farmer and garage man, had lived    in   Hopkins forty-five years, previously    living near there. He was born at Muscatine, Ia.

Mr. Jeffers was first   married   to Miss Isabel Miller, who died twenty years ago. Later he was married to Mrs. Bertha Bebout, who survives.

Other survivors include two children, Mrs. Chloe Brown of Maryville and Glen Jeffers of San Francisco; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Belle Jeffers, New Market, Ia., and Mrs. Vada Snodgrass, Haven, Kas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins conducted by the pastor, Rev. Paul Barton, assisted by Rev. R. C. Lockwood. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[KELLOGG, HARRY OTIS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, March 2, 1967, p. 10
HARRY KELLOGG, 84, DIES IN HOSPITAL
Harry O. [tis] Kellogg, 84,Braddyville, Ia., formerly of Clearmont died at 6:20 a. m. today at a Clarinda, Ia., hospital following a long illness.

He was born Feb. 22, 1883, in Nodaway County, and was the son of the late R. A. and Judy Ann Cousin [Cussins] Kellogg. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Braddyville Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Braddyville Methodist Church and burial will be in the Clearmont cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Kellogg of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Robert K. McClure, Braddyville, Ia; one brother, George Kellogg, Vancouver, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Holbrook, Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Kellogg, in 1945.

 

[KEITH, ANNA MARIA SPEIDEL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, January 29, 1935, [p. 1]
Mrs. Anna Keith Dies Last Night at Home in Hopkins

Mrs. Anna Keith, a resident of Nodaway County practically her entire life, died at 7 o'clock last night at her home in Hopkins. She would have been 80 years old in April

Mrs. Keith was born in Ohio and was a small child when the family migrated to Missouri and settled in this county.

She is survived by a daughter, Miss Mabel Keith, Des Moines, Ia.; a son, Roy Keith, who made his home with his mother; and a sister, Mrs. A. J. Gordon, Hopkins.

Funeral arrangements will not be made until the daughter arrives this evening from Des Moines.

 

[KEITH, MABEL ZULA]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, October 31, 1964, p. 5
MISS MABEL KEITH DIES AT REST HOME
Miss Mabel Zula Keith, 81, Hopkins died at 7 p. m. Friday at a nursing home in Maryville. Miss Keith, who had lived in Hopkins the past eight years, had been in the rest home for seven weeks.

Miss Keith, who was a member of Wray Memorial Methodist Church, Hopkins, was born May 29, 1883, to William Keith and Anna Marie Speidel Keith at Hopkins. She is survived by two cousins, Galen Gordon, La Mesa, Cal    and Glenn Gordon, Hopkins.

Services will be    conducted at 2:30 p m Sunday at the Hopkins Methodist Church with the Rev.     Gerald   Sappington   officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[LANGSTON, MIRA NANCY MCCHESNEY ESHELMAN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, May 2, 1940, [p. 1]
Mrs. Mira Langston Dies, Funeral Set for Sunday
Mrs. Mira Langston, who made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Harry King, at 921 East Fourth street, died this morning at the home. She would have been 81 years old July 9.

Mrs. Langston had not been well for several months and on April 16 she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she had never recovered use of her left side.

Mrs. Langston was born July 9, 1859, in Hancock county, Ill., the daughter of Harriet and James McChesney. She was married to John Eshelman February 2, 1882, who died July 10, 1899 [1898]. To them were born eight children, all of whom survive with the exception of one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Hayes, whose death occurred in 1907 [1908]. Mrs. Langston's second husband, Christopher Langston, to whom she was married in 1911, died in March 1923.

Mrs. Langston united with the Maryville Christian church about 1905, later transferring her membership to the church of Hopkins.

She leaves the following children: Mrs. Purd Ashford, Quitman; Homer Eshelman, Burlington Junction; Mrs, Harvey Howard, Hopkins; Mrs. King; Mrs. Lloyd Burch, Bedford; Roy Eshelman, Durango, Calif.; and Mrs. Galen Ulmer, Hopkins. A sister, Mrs. Lillie Cunningham of Los Angeles, thirty-five grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins by Rev. Sherman B. Moore of Maryville. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[LINCOLN, SUSANA MAUDE SIMMONS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, October 26, 1948, p. 2
Mrs. Susana Lincoln Dies At Her Home in Pickering
Mrs. Susana Maude Lincoln, widow of Henry M. Lincoln of Pickering, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at her home. She had been in failing health for the last six years. She had lived in the Pickering community since 1889 and would have been 87 years of age November 14.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Pickering Christian Church of which she was a member. The Rev. Charles Hagee of Stanberry will conduct the services. The body will lie in state from 12 noon until time for the services at the church. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery. The Price funeral home has the body.

She was born November 14, 1861 in Putnam County, Missouri, the daughter of the late Levi and Alice Harris Simmons. She was married to Henry M. [artin] Lincoln June 8, 1882. Mr. Lincoln died August 18, 1924.

She is survived by five sons: Oa Lincoln, Villisca, Ia.; Ray Lincoln, Malvern, Ia.; Xa Lincoln, Maryville; Ross H. Lincoln, Tucson, Ariz. and the Rev. Orlo S. Lincoln, Pickering; one daughter, Mrs. Alva Lett, Pickering, 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

 

[LONG, WILBUR LEO] #648, #665, #657
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 4, 1978, p. 16
Wilbur Long, 66, died at Elmo
Wilbur Leo Long Sr., 66, of Elmo died Sunday with services to be held Wednesday at the Barr-Merrick Funeral Home in Burlington Junction.

Mr. Long is survived by his wife, the former Helen K. Ulmer, and one son, Wilbur Jr. of Elmo, and a daughter Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Dew of Pickering. His sister is Zelpha Patterson of Skidmore.

The Rev. Ray Forsyth, pastor of the Maitland United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Ohio Cemetery at Burlington Junction.