Obituaries
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[KELLEY, GUY] #347
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, June 28, 1976, p. 4
Guy Kelley – Guy Kelley, 77, Hopkins, died at 6 p. m. Sunday at the St. Francis Hospital.

He was born April 7, 1899 in Kansas. He was married Feb. 24, 1930 in Bedford, Iowa to Erma Gray, who survives.

He was a member of the Christian Church.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. The Rev. Carl Hoff will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[KILLAM, KEITH EDWARD]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 4, 1956, p. 11
Hopkins --- Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Wray Memorial Methodist church for Keith E. Killam, 71, who died at his home in Hopkins Thursday after a long illness. The Rev. H. R. Tate was in charge of the services.

He was born in Hopkins and had been a resident of Hopkins 36 years.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Paul of Fort Stewart, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Russell Nicholson, Mrs. Ed Allison of Hopkins & Mrs. John Lacy of Bedford; four brothers, Ross of Hopkins, Nelson of Pickering, William of Tucson, Ariz. and Lloyd of Tujunga, Calif.; two grandchildren.

Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[KILLAM, WILLIAM ALFRED]
Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona), Friday, July 24, 1959, p. 21
William A. Killam – William A. Killam, 70, of 4039 E. Hayhurst St., died yesterday at Tucson General Hospital.  Came to Tucson from Hopkins, Mo., nine years ago. Husband of Elma. Father of Mrs. Iris Nicholas and Myron, both of Tucson, and Mrs. Ruth Kemthorne [Kempthorne], Lake Tahoe, Calif. Six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8 p. m. today at the Adair Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. J. C. Joiner, of the New Testament Baptist Church, officiating. The body will be sent to Hopkins for burial.

 

[KILLAM, WILLIAM ALFRED]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 30, 1959, p. 4
W. A. Killam, 70, Dies In Arizona
W. [illiam] A. [lfred] Killam, 70, formerly of Hopkins, died Thursday, July 23 at Tucson, Arizona, where he had lived the past ten years.

Survivors include his widow of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Kempthorne, Palo Valley, Calif.; Mrs. Iris Nicholas, Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Myron Killam, Tucson; three sisters, Mrs. John Lacy of Bedford, Mrs. Ed Allison and Mrs. Russell Nicholson, both of Hopkins; and six grandchildren.

The body arrived Sunday in Hopkins and funeral services were Tuesday. Burial in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[KING, JAMES ALBERT]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, September 6, 1932, [p. 1]
James King Dies at Age of 61 in Home in Hopkins
James King, age 61, died at 5:30 o'clock yesterday evening at his home near Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Baptist church. Rev. Clark Crowell of Bedford, Ia., will officiate.

Surviving are an adopted son, Dale King, Hopkins; three sisters, Mrs. Emalyn Graves, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; Mrs. Lavina Maley, Altus, Okla.; Mrs. Ida Dew, Clearmont.

Mr. King had lived in the vicinity of Hopkins for about thirty years. He was born and reared near Braddyville, Ia. Mr. King had lived in Texas for five years.

 

[KING, JAMES ALBERT]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 12, 1932, p. 4
Mr. and Mrs. Ebb Dew attended the funeral of James King at the Baptist church of Hopkins Wednesday afternoon. Mr. King was a brother of Mrs. Dew.

 

[KING, MARY EUNICE COX]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, January 8, 1936, [p. 1]
Mrs. J. R. King Will Be Brought Back For Burial
Mrs. John R. King, 72 years of age and a resident of Hopkins for the past forty-five years, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stanley Peterson, at San Diego, Cal. She had been seriously ill for several weeks and her husband and daughter, Mrs. Galen Gordon, and Mr. Gordon of Hopkins were with her at the time of her death. The body will be brought back to Hopkins for burial, probably Friday.

Her birthplace was in Fremont County, Ia. Mrs. King had spent the past several winters in California with her daughter.

Surviving, besides the husband, are the two daughters, Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Gordon; one son, Roy King of Hopkins, and two sisters, Mrs. Sam King of Hopkins and Miss Tadie Cox of Huntington Park, Cal.

 

[KING, MARY EUNICE COX]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, January 10, 1936 [p. 1]
King Rites Saturday
Body of Mrs. J. R. King Is Brought Back From California
Funeral services for Mrs. John R. King, age 72, who died January 7 in San Diego, Calif., at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Peterson, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. M. Kennaugh, the pastor, assisted by Rev. J. Howard Thompson of Maryville. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[KING, NEVA SHEARER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, February 21, 1977, p. 3
Mrs. Neva Shearer King - Mrs. Neva Shearer King, 83, Hopkins, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the St. Francis Hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.

Born Dec. 3, 1893 in Taylor County, Iowa, near Siam, the daughter of the late Jacob D. and Laura Belle Fine Shearer, she was married June 2, 1919, at Hopkins, to Roy W. King, who died March 17, 1972.

A lifelong resident of the Hopkins vicinity, she was graduated from the Hopkins High School in 1912 and Northwest Missouri State University in 1914. She had been a member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church since 1908 and also was a member of the United Methodist Women, as well as Chapter K, PEO, 54 years, and the Hill Top Club, 22 years.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Earl Rosecrans, Hopkins, and two granddaughters, Miss Karen Rosecrans, North Kansas City, and Miss Janet Rosecrans, Kansas City.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wray Memorial Church, with the Rev. Joyce Young to officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[KING, ROY WILLIAM]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, March 18, 1972, p. 2
Roy W. King - Roy W. King, 80, lifelong resident of Hopkins, died Friday afternoon at the St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, where he had been a patient since Feb. 29.

A retired farmer, he had lived in Hopkins 16 years and prior to that had lived on the same farm 64 years.

Born Apr. 27, 1891, at Hopkins, he was the son of the late John R. and Mary Eunice Cox King. A graduate of the Hopkins High School, he also attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. On June 2, 1917, he was married at Hopkins to Miss Neva Shearer, who survives.

He was a member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church and a former mayor of Hopkins.

In addition to his wife, of the home, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Earl Rosecrans, Hopkins; two sisters, Mrs. Galen Gordon, LaMesa, Cal., and Mrs. Stanley Peterson, Santee, Cal., and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. Monday at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Shipley officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to a memorial fund for the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church.

 

[KIRK, CHARLES WILSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, August 21, 1963, [p. 1]
Dr. Charles Wilson Kirk, County's Oldest Physician, Succumbs at Age of 82
Dr. Charles Wilson Kirk, Hopkins, 82, Nodaway County's oldest practicing physician died at 5 a.m. this morning at the St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. He was admitted to the hospital Aug. 3 after suffering a slight stroke.

Dr. Kirk was born Apr. 18, 1881, near Hopkins, the son of the late Wilson and Flora Hull Kirk. He married Miss Ruby Clark who died in 1956. Dr. Kirk later married Jennie Mae Augustine, who survives.

Dr. Kirk was a graduate of Fairfax High School and the University Medical Center, Kansas City. He began practicing medicine in 1906 and was awarded a 50-year doctor's pin by the Missouri Medical Association in 1956. He was a member of the board of education of the Hopkins Public Schools 21 years and served as mayor of Hopkins eight years.

Dr. Kirk was a member of the Lions Club, Hopkins Community Club and a 50-year member of the Xenia Lodge of Hopkins of which he was twice master. Dr. Kirk also was elected chief of staff of the St. Francis Hospital in 1950.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Bennett, Maryville, and Mrs. Ralph Edwards, Solvang, Cal.: two step-daughters, Mrs. Edward Turner, Hopkins, and Mrs. Kyle Graham, St. Louis; one sister, Mrs. Fred Center, Woodland, Cal.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and upon its closing attended the Wray Memorial Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Wray Memorial Methodist Church, Hopkins. The services will be conducted by the Rev. James Holt who will be assisted by the Rev. Huell Warren, Christian Church minister. Burial will be held in the Hopkins Cemetery, and graveside Masonic services conducted by Xenia Lodge.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[KIRK, JENNIE MAE AUGUSTINE DALBY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, November 20, 1975, p. 4
Mrs. Jennie Mae Kirk – Mrs. Jennie Mae Kirk, 91, Hopkins, died at 6:50 p. m. Wednesday at the St. Francis Hospital, where she had been a patient about 45 minutes, following a long illness.

Born May 10, 1884, at Orient, Iowa, the daughter of the late Robert R. and Minerva Gordon Augustine, she was married April 21, 1905, at Orient to Harry A. Dalby, who died Jan. 9, 1950. On Sept. 7, 1957, she was married to Dr. C.[harles] W. [ilson] Kirk, who also preceded her in death.

A resident of Hopkins the past 61 years, she was a member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Art Club and Chapter K, PEO, of which she had been a member 61 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cleo Turner, Hopkins, and Mrs. Irma Graham, St. Louis; one brother, Fred Augustine, Des Moines, Iowa; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Gordon Bennett, Maryville, and Mrs. Ralph Edwards, Solvang, Calif.; three step grandchildren and six great step grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Gressman officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. A memorial fund has been established in her name at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church.

 

[KYSAR, CORA BRAM]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, June 27, 1938, [p. 1]
Mrs. J. E. Kysar Dies Of a Paralytic Stroke
Stricken with a paralytic stroke while being taken to St. Louis for medical treatment, Mrs. J. E. Kysar, age 60, of Hopkins, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Kysar, who was being taken by her two sons, Donald and Paul Kysar, both of Norfolk, Neb. to St. Louis to receive aid from her brother, Dr. John Bram, suffered the stroke several miles out from St. Louis and died before they reached the city.

The body will be brought back here tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Kysar home in Hopkins, conducted by Rev. Paul Barton, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Kysar, who had lived the greater part of her life in Hopkins, is survived by her husband; the two sons and the one brother.

 

[KYSAR, CORA BRAM]
Rolla Herald (Rolla, Missouri), Thursday, June 30, 1938, p. 4
---Mrs. D. L. Stuart attended the funeral of her sister [in-law], Mrs. Ed Kysar at Hopkins, Mo., Tuesday.

 

[KYSAR, JOHN EDWARD "ED"]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, November 22, 1940, [p. 1]
John E. Kysar Funeral Conducted at Hopkins
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins for John Edward Kysar, who died Tuesday night at the St. Francis hospital in Maryville. He was admitted to the hospital Sunday morning.

Rev. Paul Barton conducted the services. Burial was in Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Kysar, 68 years of age, was a retired farmer and had lived in Hopkins the last ten years. His wife, the former Cora Bram, died two years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Kysar of the home and Donald Kysar, Norfolk, Neb.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Buenting, Guthrie, Okla., Mrs. D. L. Stuart, Rolla, Mo., Mrs. Effie Thomas, Des Moines, and Mrs. Dora Brown, Harris, Kas., and one brother, Charles Kysar, Ponca City, Okla.

 

[LINDSAY, CHARLES LYNNE]
Maryville Daily Forum  (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, February 2, 1972, p. 10
Charles L Lindsay - Charles Lynne Lindsay former Hopkins mayor, who would have been 77 years old Friday, died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, where he had been a patient two days following a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 4, 1895, at Hopkins, the son of the late Harry and Mattie Broyles Lindsay. On Oct. 10, 1934, he was married at Denver, Colo., to Miss Beulah Owens, who survives.

A resident of Hopkins 37 years, he was a retired merchant and embalmer, having had experience in St. Joseph and Kansas City. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Hopkins.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Walter Zackert, Denver, Colo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hopkins First Christian Church, with the Rev. Fred Paxton officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home.

 

[LOCH, HARLAN ELMER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, December 27, 1976, p. 3
Harlan Elmer Loch - Harlan Elmer Loch, 44, Maryville, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at the St. Francis Hospital.

He was born Dec. 29, 1931 at Hopkins, and was the son of George and Maggie Duncan Loch, Hopkins.

On March 25,1953, he was married in Gravity, Iowa to Miss Shirley Hudson, who survives.

He was an employee of Lloyd Chain Co., Maryville, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Hopkins Masonic Lodge. He had lived in Maryville for many years.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Gregory Loch, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Sherry Pettlon, Skidmore, Misses Vicky and Pam Loch, of the home; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Thompson, Hopkins. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Loch II.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Price Funeral Home, with the Rev. Norman Lewis and the Rev. Lyle Chappell officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. Clyde Roberts will be in charge of the Masonic services.

The family will meet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

[MILLER, WALTER ABRAHAM]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, October 30, 1957, p. 2
Walter Miller Dies Of Heart Attack
Walter A. Miller, 66, died suddenly at 4 a. m. today of a heart attack at his home west of Hopkins. He was a farmer.

Mr. Miller was born Dec. 2, 1890, near Clearmont, the son of the late Joseph and Phoebe Lytle Miller. He was married Feb. 25, 1925, to Charlotte Bebout, who survives. He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ray Proctor, Pickering.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Wray Memorial Methodist Church, Hopkins. The Rev. Charles Magers will officiate.

The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p. m. at the church. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

The Swanson funeral directors are in charge of the services.

 

[MOREHOUSE, VIRGIL VICTOR]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 14, 1959, p. 3
Hopkins – Virgil Morehouse, 57, of Van Nuys, Calif., died Tuesday, May 5. He had been in failing health for several years. Mr. Morehouse was a former resident of this community. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jefferies, Mrs. Glen Woldruff, Walter Morehouse and Henry Morehouse left Tuesday evening for Van Nuys to attend the funeral services. Paul Morehouse of Fort Collins, Colo., met the group in Cheyenne, Wyo., and accompanied them to California.

 

[MOREHOUSE, VIRGIL VICTOR]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, May 19, 1959, p. 5
Hopkins News
Mrs. Glen Woldruff, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jeffries, Walter Morehouse and Henry Morehouse returned Wednesday morning from Van Nuys, Calif., where they had gone to attend funeral services for their brother and brother-in-law, Virgil Morehouse.

 

[MOTHERSHEAD, HARMON REDMAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Monday, May 23, 1921, p. 5
Harmon Mothershead Dies
Harmon Mothershead, who lately underwent an operation at Rochester, returning home last Friday, passed away at his home near Hopkins, Sunday, May 22, at 4:00 o'clock a. m.

Funeral services wee held today at Hazel Dell at 2:00 o'clock p. m. conducted by Rev. Wilbur Griffith, a former pastor of the First Baptist church of Bedford.

Interment in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[PETTYJOHN, WILLIAM HARRIS "WILL"]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, April 1, 1929, [p. 1]
Will Pettijohn of Hopkins Dies Sunday Morning
Burial Services Held at Hopkins This Afternoon; Leaves a Wife and Two Children
Will Pettijohn, about 50 years old, of Hopkins, died at 2 o'clock yesterday morning at St. Francis Hospital where he was taken Friday. An internal hemorrhage was the cause of his death.

The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Baptist church at Hopkins. The Rev. A. L. Garten officiated. Burial was at Hopkins cemetery.

Surviving Mr. Pettijohn is his wife, a daughter at home, and a son, Nide Pettijohn of Hopkins.
[Note: The last name is spelled Pettyjohn on his headstone.]

[REMINGTON, MINNIE DELL BONAR]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 7, 1912, p. 8
Mrs. M. [adison] M. [arion] Remington died at her home in Bedford, Ia., last Thursday and her remains were brought to Hopkins Friday evening and taken to the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bonar. The funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a. m. from the M. E. church by the Rev. Thompson of Bedford, Ia., assisted by Rev. T. C. Taylor of this place. Burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[REMINGTON, MINNIE DELL BONAR]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 7, 1912, p. 5
Hopkins News
The funeral of Mrs. Mat Remington, who with her husband moved to Bedford last fall, was conducted at the Methodist church in Hopkins last Saturday, and interment was made in the Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. Remington was a daughter of Mr. Charles Bonar, who lives in the east part of Hopkins.

 

[ROBERTS, MOLLIE JOAN MATHERS]
Hamburg Reporter (Hamburg, Iowa), Thursday, November 17, 1960, p. 3
Riverton News
Funeral rites for Mrs. Mollie Roberts, who would have been 79 years of age this month, were held Friday Nov. 11 at Shull Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Gerald Waters of Shenandoah. Burial was at Hopkins, Mo. She died Tuesday at the Shenandoah Hospital following an illness. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Cecil Butts and Mr. Butts, and their two children, Rita and Dwyla. Mrs. Roberts had been a longtime resident of Riverton.

 

[ROBERTS, THOMAS BYFORD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, September 28, 1934, [p. 1]
Thomas Roberts, Former Hopkins Man, Is Killed
Thomas Roberts, formerly manager of a restaurant at Hopkins and for several years a farmer near that place, was instantly killed while drilling a well at his home near Riverton, Ia., yesterday, according to word received today by friends at Hopkins.

Details of the accident, which resulted in Mr. Roberts' death, could not be obtained today. It was stated that funeral services would be held tomorrow at Riverton and the body brought to Hopkins for burial.

The Roberts family is well known in Hopkins and vicinity, having resided there several years before moving a year or so ago to Iowa. Mr. Roberts is survived by his widow and one daughter.

 

[ROBERTS, THOMAS BYFORD]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 4, 1934, [p. 1]
Thos. Roberts Killed Near Riverton Thurs.
Thomas Roberts, 50, a former resident of Hopkins, was electrocuted about 11 o'clock Thursday forenoon while he was assisting in putting down a sand-point in a well near Riverton.

In company with two other men, he was engaged in lifting a pipe from the well when the pipe was blown or accidentally came near enough to contact a high tension electric wire. Roberts was instantly killed and the others were severely burned.

Roberts is survived by his wife and a daughter, Miss Mabel Roberts. The body was taken to Hopkins for burial Saturday.

 

[ROSECRANS, EULA MAE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 6, 1922, p. 3
Obituary – Eula Mae, second child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rosecrans, was born in Peoria County, Ill., Sep. 21, 1915, in which locality she resided for the first four years of her life when she removed with her parents to her home near Hopkins, Mo., where she lived happily with her loved ones until the death angel called her from them Saturday, July 1, 1922, at the tender age of 6 years, 10 months and 9 days.

She was naturally of a sweet and loving disposition, uncomplaining to the end. She made many loving friends in her short life who now mourn her loss. Only the memory of the lovely child is left, yet how sweet, how uplifting its influence. For, after all, death is but the slipping off of the outer body. In the light not of the sun, neither of the moon we see her beyond the fields of fadeless asphodel, under the waving palms beside the still waters bordered with silver lilies.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Hopkins, Mo., Sunday, July 2, at 2:00 p. m. in charge of Elder S. D. Harlan, Redford, Ia., assisted by Elder Gillispie the local pastor, after which the small body was laid to rest in the home cemetery by hands that had tried to make her young life happy.

 

[ROSECRANS, FRANK E.]              [EAGLES, ELVA A. HURST]   [EAGLES, WALTER S.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 30, 1933, [p. 1]
Three Persons Killed As Train Hits Motor Car
Frank Rosecrans and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eagles Are Victims
Rites to Be In Hopkins
Party Was En Route to Nodaway County When Fatal Accident Occurred at Glassford, Ill.
Frank Rosecrans, farmer of the Hopkins vicinity, his sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter Eagles, and Mr. Eagles of Glassford, Ill. were killed instantly about 7 o'clock Sunday morning when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Santa Fe mail train at Dallas City, Ill.

They were returning to Missouri after a visit by Mr. Rosecrans with relatives in Illinois, his former home and Mrs. Eagles was returning to Nodaway county after an absence of several years to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hurst of Hopkins, formerly of the Skidmore vicinity.

Although the funeral plans are indefinite, a triple service may be held in Hopkins. The bodies of Mrs. Eagles and Mr. Rosecrans will be returned to this county and the body of Mr. Eagles probably will be brought here for burial. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at Hopkins today.

The three were traveling in Mr. Eagles' Ford A automobile and their car was struck at a crossing of the Santa Fe at which there have been several accidents. The three were killed instantly and their bodies were removed to Glassford for orders from relatives. A dog that was in the auto lived for a short time after the accident.

According to reports from Peoria, which is in the vicinity of the accident, the Eagles' car was dragged 750 feet before the train was brought to a stop.

A verdict of accidental death was returned by a coroner's jury, according to a report received today from the Peoria Star.

Mrs. Clarence Duffield of Hopkins, sister of Mrs. Eagles, and Mr. Duffield were notified of the accident and arrived at Glassford this morning to take charge of the bodies.

Mr. Rosecrans had been visiting in Glassford and his relatives were bringing him back to Missouri, the Eagles expecting to spend about two weeks in this county.

Has Relatives Here

Mrs. Eagles was 51 years of age. Until l909 she had lived with her parents near Skidmore. She moved to Illinois and had not been back here for several years to see her parents. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Rosecrans and Mrs. Duffield, and two brothers, Roy Hurst of Maryville and William Hurst of Hopkins. Mr. and Mrs. Eagles had no children.

Mr. Rosecrans was 48 years of age. He was born in Peoria County, Illinois, and came to the Hopkins vicinity thirteen years ago. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Miss Marie Rosecrans, a junior in the Hopkins high school; a son, Earl, of the home; and a brother and sister in Peoria,

No information is available here concerning Mr. Eagles who has lived in Illinois. The bodies are expected to arrive at Hopkins Tuesday morning.

 

[SCHIMMING, CARL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 13, 1976, p. 3
Carl Schimming  -  Carl Schimming, 62, Hopkins, died suddenly at approximately 7:30 a. m. today at  his home.

He was born on May 17, 1914 in Maryville and was the son of the late Charles and Nettie Koger Schimming.

On Sept. 12, 1936 he was married to Mary M. Riley, who survives. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary yesterday.

He was a retired baker and had ran a bakery in Hopkins until March of  this year. He was a veteran of World War Ii and spent most of his service overseas. He was also a member of the Glenn Ulmer American Legion Post at Hopkins.

Additional survivors include: one sister, Mrs. Forrest Ulmer, Maryville; three brothers, Verne Schimming, Maryville, Venif  Schimming, St. Joseph, and Robert Schimming, Los Angeles, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[SMALLWOOD, ROBERT J.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, January 29, 1925, [p. 1]
Robert J. Smallwood Dies This Morning
Retired Farmer Succumbs At Home of Daughter, Mrs. George Howard, Near Hopkins—Funeral Tomorrow
Robert J. Smallwood, 92 years old, a retired farmer, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Howard, five miles north of Hopkins, following a ten days' illness of a complication of diseases. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Howard home conducted by the Rev. W. C. Harper of the Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Smallwood was born in West Virginia May 14, 1832. He had made his home with his children since the death of Mrs. Smallwood about three years ago. For six or seven years prior to Mrs. Smallwood's death they lived in Hopkins. Besides Mrs. Howard, Mr. Smallwood is survived by a son, the Rev. B. W. Smallwood, pastor of the Methodist Church at Graham.

 

[THOMPSON, ELLSWORTH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, May 24, 1949, [p. 1]
Ellsworth Thompson Dies; Funeral to Be Wednesday
Ellsworth Thompson, 71-year-old farmer, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday night at his home, ten miles northeast of Clearmont, where he had resided the last 34 years.   He had been ill two months.

Mr. Thompson was born January 15, 1878, in Gosport, Ind., the son of John N. and Sarah Acord Thompson. At the age of six months they moved to Nodaway County. On December 30, 1909, Mr. Thompson was married to Julia Peve of Maryville.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. James Wagner, Kansas City; Mrs. Gerald Browning, Clearmont, and Mrs. W. L. Watson, Kansas City; one son, Glenden Thompson, of the home; one brother, John M. Thompson, Doland, S. D., and one sister, Mrs. Frank Marlow, Lena, Wis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church in Hopkins by the Rev. C. A. Abbott, pastor. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

The body is at the Price funeral home.

 

 

[THOMPSON, ELLSWORTH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, May 27, 1949, p. 8
Thompson Rites Are Held
Services Conducted Wednesday at Church in Hopkins
Funeral services for Ellsworth Thompson were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church in Hopkins by the Rev. C. A. Abbott, pastor. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Thompson, 71-year-old farmer, died Monday night at his home, ten miles northeast of Clearmont, after an illness of two months.

Lawrence Wiley sang, "The Land of the Unsetting Sun," and "Beyond the Sunset." He was accompanied by Mrs. Wiley.

Pallbearers were Merle Keith, Robert Cheshire, Earl Browning, Mark Davis, John Brand and Harry Whittle.

The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Beula Cheshire, Miss Annabelle Peve, Miss Edith Jean Browning and Miss Ruth Cheshire.

 

[THOMPSON, ELLSWORTH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, May 28, 1949, [p. 1]
Attend Thompson Funeral
Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral rites of Ellsworth Thompson held Wednesday afternoon at the Hopkins Christian church were: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cunning, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Witte and daughter, Robin Rae, Gothenburg, Neb.; Mrs. Omar Todd and Mrs. Ray Campbell, Moberly, and Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Egley and daughter, Janet, St. Louis.

 

[THOMPSON, JOHN B.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, December 16, 1932, [p. 1]
John D. Thompson, Civil War Veteran, Dies at 86
John D. [B.] Thompson, age 86, a Civil War veteran, whose home was at Hopkins, died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning in Siloam Springs, Ark., where he had gone with Mrs. Thompson to spend the winter.

They had made frequent trips to Siloam Springs to spend the winter months in years past.

Mrs. Frank Black, of Hopkins, a daughter, went to Siloam Springs Wednesday evening. The funeral party will arrive in Hopkins this evening. Funeral arrangements will be made after that time.

Mr. Thompson was born in Illinois. He served in the Union army.

Surviving are his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Frank Black, Hopkins; Mrs. Leonard Whitten, Hopkins; Mrs. Nell Pickering, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Belle Townley, Omaha, Neb.; two sons, Loa Thompson, Bedford, Ia.; Wash Thompson, Hopkins.

 

[THOMPSON, JULIA ETTA PEVE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 2, 1972, p. 9
Mrs Julia Etta Thompson
Mrs. Julia Etta Thompson, 86, Hopkins, died at 9:05 a.m. today at the St. Francis Hospital, where she had been a patient five days.

She was born Nov. 8,1885, in Illinois and was married to Ellsworth Thompson, who preceded her in death Mar. 23, 1949 [May 23, 1949]. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marie Wagner and Mrs. W. L. Watson, Kansas City, and Mrs. Gerald Browning, Clearmont; one son, Glendon Thompson, Hopkins; one grandson, David Thompson, Hopkins, and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Cunning, Gothenburg, Neb., and Mrs. Jessie Todd, Pomona, Cal.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins, and arrangements are pending.

 

[TRASTER, MILLIE LAVINA BLAIR]
Winterset Madisonian (Winterset, Iowa), Thursday, July 18, 1929, p. 1
Death of Mrs. Millie Traster
Mrs. Millie Traster, who had been ill for several months, at her home on East Filmore street, died Friday morning, July 12th, at 10 o'clock.

She was 67 years of age and had been suffering from the effects of a paralytic stroke. Three sons survive her; John, Lewis and Howard.

Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock, from the Ramsey-Richards funeral home, by the Rev. W. C. Porter. The body was taken to Hopkins, Missouri, for burial. More details of her life may be found in the mortuary column on page 2.

________________________________________________________________________Winterset Madisonian (Winterset, Iowa), Thursday, July 18, 1929, p. 2
Mortuary - Mrs. Millie Traster
  Millie Lavina Blair was born November 2, 1861. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blair, who had just moved to Madison County the spring before. She died July 12, 1929, at her home in Winterset, aged sixty-seven years, eight months, and ten days.

She was married to Charles Henry Traster on July 14, 1888, at Steele City, Nebraska. Mr. Traster died March 1, 1907. Most of their married life was spent in Nebraska and Missouri. Since her husband's death, she had made her home in Winterset.

There were four sons and one daughter in their home. One son, Fay, died in infancy. The rest of the children are: John Henry Traster of Winterset; Charles Lewis Traster of Mitchellville; Pearl Mabel (Mrs. Ray Workman) of Anita, and Howard Vernon Traster of Winterset. One sister also survives her, Mrs. Fanny Villiers of Hudson, South Dakota. There are two grandchildren. All of these relatives were present at the funeral, which was held at the Ramsey-Richards funeral home, on East Court Avenue, where the funeral services were held at 10 o'clock, Monday, July 15th. Burial was made beside her husband in the cemetery at Hopkins, Missouri. The services were in charge of the Rev. W. C. Porter, pastor of the United Presbyterian church at Winterset.

 

[WELLS, HARRY SCOTT]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1916, [p. 1]
Bolt Strikes Hopkins Youth
Harry Wells Instantly Killed Sunday
Was Gathering Brood of Chickens With Father and Brother, Both of Whom were Stunned.
Harry Wells, twenty years old, who lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wells, three miles southwest of Hopkins, was struck and instantly killed by a bolt of lightning Sunday afternoon.

The distressing accident occurred while he was assisting his father and a younger brother in driving a brood of young chickens to shelter from the rain. The deadly bolt first struck a metal button on the cap of the young man, thence following a direct line to his collar button and belt buckle, all of which showed the effect of the intense heat of the current.

The father and brother, who were only a short distance away, were considerably shocked by the discharge, but as soon as they recovered ran to Harry's assistance, only to find him dead. Death had been instantaneous.

Mrs. Wells, the mother, was absent at the time of the accident, having been called to Maryville by the serious illness of her mother.

Funeral services were held from the Christian church in Hopkins, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Griffith of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. McNamee, of the Methodist Episcopal church. Interment was in the Hopkins cemetery. The funeral was largely attended, the young man being very popular in his community. The Woodman lodge attended the services in a body.

 

[WILEY, DUDLEY GUY]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Friday, December 28, 1928, [p. 1]
D. G. Wiley Ends Life by Shooting
Creston News—D. [udley] G. Wiley, prominent resident of Creston and former resident of Greenfield and Orient, who had been ill for the past six months, committed suicide about 8:45 yesterday morning at his home, 1101 west Adams street. He shot himself with an old army rifle and died instantly.

His continued ill health, which forced him to give up his duties as active vice president and manager of the First National bank of Creston, last July, and failure to respond to treatment were blamed for his act. For many weeks after her suffered a nervous breakdown, he received treatment in an Omaha hospital.

Mr. Wiley came to Creston from Greenfield in March 1925 to assume the management of the First National. He had been connected with banks at Orient and Greenfield and had acted as Adair county auditor before moving here. After July 1928, management of the Creston bank was turned over to J. V. Richardson, a director, and Bert Tallman, cashier.

Surviving Mr. Wiley, who was well known in Masonic circles and who took a leading part in many civic enterprises, are his widow, his parents and four children. His parents reside at Orient. The children are Dudley Wiley, Jr., of Lingle, Wyo., Eugene of Salt Lake City, Mrs. Blanche Lois Bixler of Corning and Mrs. Roswell Coakley of Creston. All of the children except Eugene were at home on Christmas day.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

[WILEY, DUDLEY GUY]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, January 3, 1929, p. 10
Dudley G. Wiley – Dudley G. [uy] Wiley was born July 26, 1879, at Davenport, Iowa, and died Dec. 27, 1928, at his home in Creston at the age of 49 years, five months and one day. He was married at Orient, Oct. 22, 1901 to Myrtle Dolley [Dalby], who survives him. To this union four children were born: Mrs. Blanche Lois Bixler of Corning, Dr. Eugene Dolley Wiley, of Salt Lake City, Mrs. Opal Coakley of Shenandoah and Dudley G. Wiley, Jr., of Lingle, Wyo. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. [harles] I. Wiley of Orient, a brother, A. C. Wiley of Omaha, a sister, Mrs. Blanche Cozad of Clarinda, and a granddaughter, Joan Bixler.

His entire commercial life was spent in the banking business. In 1895 he was employed in the First State bank of Orient where he remained until 1902, at which time he moved to Geneva. In 1905 he returned to the First State Bank in Orient, where he was affiliated until 1924. He served as president of the Greenfield Savings bank the following year. In 1925 he was elected as vice-president and manager of the First National Bank in Creston, which position he held until his death.

In addition he served during the World War on the exemption board of Adair County. He was a faithful member of the M. E. church at Orient and was affiliated with the following lodges: Cypress lodge A. F. & A. M. at Orient, Des Moines consistory No. 3 and Orion chapter O. E. S. at Orient. At the time of his death he was vice-president of the state educational board of the O. E. S. of Iowa.

 

[WILSON, CARL HARRIS] #3000, #3003
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 5, 1981, p. 4
Carl Wilson, 83, Final Rites Held January 29
Funeral services for Carl Harris Wilson, 83, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Bedford, held January 29 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were conducted by Rev. Carl Cummings. Mr. Wilson died January 24, 1981 in Long Beach. Interment was at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri.

Carl Harris Wilson, son of Oliver and Cora Clayton Wilson, was born near Siam in Taylor County, Iowa, September 27, 1897.

On December 1, 1917, he was united in marriage to Lola Mae Mahan and to this union three children were born: Eldon, Charlene and Donald.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lola, March 24, 1978, son Eldon, brothers George, Roy, Orville and Milo and sisters Eva and Naomi.

Left to cherish his memory are his sisters: Stella Brown of Clarinda, Iowa, Velma Schmierer of Auburn, Washington and Pearl Holker of Corning, Iowa; daughter, Charlene and son-in-law John Strayer of Long Beach, California; son, Donald and daughter-in-law Donnie of Grant, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He was engaged in farming in Taylor County for many years.

Early in his youth he became a member of the Methodist Church in Siam.

He will be sadly by all who knew and loved him.

 

[WRAY, WRIGHT]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, April 12, 1961, p. 2
Former Hopkins Man Dies At Hospital
Wright Wray, 57, Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Hopkins, died at 1 p. m. Tuesday at the St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient for 19 days.

Mr. Wray was born Apr. 1, 1904, in Nodaway County, the son of the late Henry Wray and Dillie Albright Wray.