Obituaries
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[ABBEY, CLAUDE RAYMOND]

CLAUDE RAYMOND ABBEY

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, August 29, 1983

BEDFORD, IOWA - Claude Raymond Abbey died Sunday evening (Aug. 28, 1983) at the, Bedford Manor, Bedford, Iowa. He had resided in Bedford for two years.

Born Dec. 8,1893 in Elmo, he was the son of Charles F. [rederick] and Laura Etta Yates Abbey. He married Mary L. [eona] Fine on May 18,1919 in Hopkins.

He was a former resident of Hopkins and was a retired farmer at the time of his death. He had been the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service office manager in Bedford.

He served in World War I after graduating from Elmo High School. He was a member of the Hopkins Methodist Church and Woodmen of the World Glen Ulmer Post of the American Legion World War I.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swanson-Price Funeral Home in Hopkins, with burial in the Hopkins Cemetery. The Rev. M. Wayne Foster will officiate.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Abbey, Bedford, two daughters, Edna Wise, Bedford, and Virginia Orr, New Market, Iowa, 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John W. [endell] Abbey, two grandsons, Gary Abbey and Larry Dean Orr, and one sister, Rose Abbey. Friends may call at anytime. The memorial will go to the American Lung Association.

 

[ABBEY, JOHN WENDELL]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 21, 1975, p. 8

Hopkins burial for John Abbey

Funeral services for John Wendell Abbey, 50, graduate from Hopkins schools in 1943, were held at Longmont, Colo., on Aug. 15 after his death two days earlier at his home at Estes Park, Colo. He had an apparent heart attack.

The body was brought to Hopkins where a service was held Monday at the Swanson Funeral Home with burial in the Hopkins Cemetery. The Rev. Norman Lewis was officiating clergy.

He was born Oct 24, 1924, at Hopkins, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Abbey. He was circulation manager for the Longmont, Colo, Times. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Bethel Temple of Longmont.

He had been gone from the Hopkins community about 25 years.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betsy Abbey of the home; five sons, Dennis, Gary, Steven, Paul and Mark Abbey of Longmont, Colo, two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Orr of New Market and Mrs Edna Wise, Bedford, and a grandchild.

 

[ABBEY, LAURA ETTA YATES]

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, July 17, 1924, [p. 1]

Obituary of Laura Yates Abbey

Laura Etta Yates was born on November 2, 1870, at Greenview, Menard County, Ill. She came with her parents Fayette F. and Mary Ann Yates, to Nodaway County, Mo., when 4 years old, and lived on a farm near Burlington Junction, Mo. She was married to Chas. F. [rederick] Abbey on January 20, 1892. To this union were born 2 children, Claude R. [aymond], of Hopkins, and Bessie Rose who died 17 years ago at the age of 10 years. They lived near Elmo, Mo., until March, 1911, then moved to Taylor County, Iowa, their present home. She died July 11, 1924, aged 53 years, 8 months and 9 days. She leaves to mourn her demise, her husband Chas. F. Abbey and son Claude R., and two grandchildren, Virginia Rose and Edna May Abbey; six brothers and three sisters, Herbert S. Yates of Los Angeles, Calif., Clem C. Yates of College Springs, Iowa, Basil Yates of Clarinda, Iowa, Frank and Albert Yates of Burlington Junction, Mo., Chancy Yates of Skidmore, Mo., Mrs. Wm. Walker of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Frank McIntire of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Robert Bramblett of Ponca City, Okla. Her parents passed away some years ago.

The funeral was held at the Hopkins M. E. church on Sunday, and burial was made at Elmo., Mo. Funeral director A. L. Stithem of Bedford in charge.

 

[ABBEY, MARY LEONA FINE]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 7, 1985

Leona Abbey services in Hopkins

Services for Mary Leona Abbey, 87, were held January 29 at the Swanson-Price Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Wayne Foster officiating. Burial was at the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Mrs. Abbey, Hopkins, died January 27, 1985 at the Bedford Manor in Bedford, Ia.

The daughter of William T. [ecumseh Sherman] Fine and Emma Sue Lasley Fine, was born November 8, 1897. On May 18, 1919, she was married to Claude R. [aymond] Abbey in Hopkins.

Mrs. Abbey was a housewife and a member of the Hopkins Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Edna Wise, Bedford, and Virginia Orr, New Market, one brother, Raymond Fine, Pomona, Calif.; one sister, Weltha Borup, Eureka, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1983; one son, John Abbey; two grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.

 

[ABBOTT, SARAH ANN BAILIE]

Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri), Thursday, May 19, 1898

Sarah A. Bailie was born in Bureau County, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1863; was married in Siam to Geo. F. Abbot March 22, 1886.  To this union were born five children, the oldest dying in early infancy.

Mrs. Abbott ceased from suffering and went to her reward May 12, 1898, leaving a husband and four children and five sisters to mourn her loss. Her suffering was intense for many months. A few days before she died she expressed a willingness to go and said the Lord was with her.

The funeral was held at the M. E. church in Siam conducted by Rev. Jno. Horton. The floral offerings were profuse and lovely. The remains were followed to the grave by a long procession of sympathizing friends.

 

[ADAMS, EDWARD P.]

St. Joseph Observer, Saturday, February 22, 1919, p. 6

Edward P. Adams, seventy-five years of age, who had been a night watchman for the Nave-McCord Mercantile Co., for many years, died Thursday.

 

[ADAMS, EVA FRANCES "FRANKIE" BARE LINCOLN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 11, 1948, [p. 1]

Barnard Woman Dies After Choking on Chicken Liver

Mrs. Frances Adams, 60 years of age of Barnard died at 2 o'clock this morning in a hospital in St. Joseph. While she was eating a chicken liver yesterday noon she began to choke and was taken immediately to the hospital where she lived until this morning. She had been in failing health for some time.

She was born January 14, 1888 east of Barnard, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Bare. She had lived her entire life in the Barnard community.

She was married January 10, 1906, to Glen Lincoln. Two children were born to this union. Mr. Lincoln died in 1921. She was married to George Adams, who died in 1940. One daughter was born in this marriage.

Survivors include three children, John Clarence Lincoln and Leota Irene Lincoln, Barnard, and Mrs. Patricia Lee Adams Shields, St. Joseph; one brother, Fred Bare, Barnard, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Tompkins, Mrs. Wayne Davidson and Mrs. Elvet McBride, Barnard; and three grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body is at the Campbell funeral home.

 

[ADAMS, EVA FRANCES "FRANKIE" BARE LINCOLN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1948, [p. 1]

Adams' Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Adams of Barnard will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Church of Christ at Barnard. Dr. Logan McGrew, Kansas City, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. Adams died Monday morning in a St. Joseph hospital.

 

[AKIN, CASTELLA CLAYBURG]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, February 18, 1949, [p. 1]

Mrs. Castella Akin Dies; Funeral to Be Sunday

Mrs. Castella Akin, 92 years old, died Thursday evening at the home of her son, Elbert Akin in Independence.

Mrs. Akin was born in Redding, Ia., and was a resident of Hopkins for 60 years until two years ago when she went to live with her son. Her husband, John Akin, died in May 1948. Mr. and Mrs. Akin were charter members of the Order of Eastern Star at Hopkins. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include the son, with whom she made her home, and a daughter, Mrs. Lora Myrl Jones, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home, Hopkins. The Rev. Norman J. Lewis will officiate.

The O. E. S. will have charge of the graveside services. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[AKIN, CASTELLA CLAYBURG]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 3, 1949, p. 6

HOPKINS

Aged Resident Dies

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Swanson Funeral Home, for Mrs. Castella Akin, who died at the home of her son, Elbert Akin, in Independence, Mo., Thursday. Mrs. Akin was born in Redding, Iowa. She was a resident of Hopkins 60 years. She left here two years ago, going to the home of her son in Independence. Her husband went to the son's home at the same time, and died there in May last year.

Mrs. Akin was a charter member of the Hopkins O. E. S. and the chapter conducted the final ritual at the funeral home. Rev. N. J. Lewis, pastor of the Baptist church was in charge of the services.

Survivors besides the son, are a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Jones (Myrl) of Wilkes Barre, Penn.; and several grandchildren. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[AKIN, JOHN ARMSTRONG]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, June 3, 1948, p. 3

HOPKINS

John A. Akin Succumbs

Funeral services were held Monday at the Swanson Funeral Home for John A.[rmstrong] Akin, who died at a hospital in Independence, Mo. Saturday, May 29. Mr. Akin was born at Buda, Ill., Jan. 27, 1861, being aged 87 years at the time of his death.

He came to Hopkins when 12 years of age and has made this his home until about one year ago, when his son Elbert, took him and Mrs. Akin to Independence, where he resided. Both were in failing health at the time. He was a contractor and carpenter for many years.

He is survived by his wife, now in Independence; a son, Elbert; daughter, Mrs. Lewis Jones (Myrle) of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

J. Vernon Wheeler, pastor of the Methodist church, was in charge. The Masonic Lodge of Hopkins conducted graveside services. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[ALBRIGHT, ELMO ROSSWELL "ROSS"]  [WEBB, BERNARD L.]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, May 28, 1940, [p. 1]

Hotel Wall Falls, Killing Two Men an Old Hopkins Brick Structure Was Being Razed E. R. Albright Was Buried Under Debris; B. L. Webb Hit by Iron Beam Two Escaped When They Flee Building

Two Hopkins men died of injuries received when the west wall of the old Olmsted hotel, which they were helping to wreck, collapsed and caught them under it about 10 o'clock this morning.

The men are Elmo Russell ("Thirty") Albright, 54, Hopkins, and Bernard L. Webb, 25, Hopkins.

Both men died shortly after the arrival of Dr. C. W. Kirk of Hopkins, who was called to the scene. Albright suffered a crushed chest, Dr. Kirk said, and Webb's neck was broken.

Another Man Hurt

Jerry Wiseman of Hopkins, also working on the job, received minor abrasions when he ran from under the falling wall.

The building was being razed by Lloyd Geist and Sons of Maryville and Bob Geist was on the scene of operations at the time of the collapse. There were four men on the job today, Mr. Geist said, and they were preparing to fell the wall when it collapsed. The wall was the last remaining portion of the old hotel building and extended about 16 to 18 feet high, reaching to the second story of the building. It fell to the east, inside the structure.

Buried Under Bricks

Webb and Albright were working at the south edge of the wall when it collapsed. According to workmen and bystanders who arrived shortly afterward, Albright was buried under the bricks of the lime and brick structure. Rescue efforts at first failed to find Albright. Webb, a workman said, apparently was struck by an iron beam. He saw Webb raise his arms, he said, as if attempting to ward off the blow. He was free of bricks and apparently was not struck by them.

Wiseman, who received minor injuries, said that he heard the wall crack and started to run, avoiding most of the fall. Bob Geist, who was also working under the wall at the north end, also escaped by running, he said.

Funerals Not Arranged

Albright is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Albright; two sons, Howard and Harley Albright of Hopkins; a daughter, Mrs. William Woolgar, Mound City; his mother, Mrs. Martha Albright; a brother, Don Albright; and a sister, Mrs. Dillie Wray, all three of Hopkins.

Webb is survived by his wife; his father, Oscar Webb, Hopkins; two brothers, Curtis Webb, Hopkins, and Lynn Webb, Clarinda, Ia.; a sister, Mrs. Gus Vogt, St. Louis; and a half-brother, James Elmer Webb, Bedford, Ia.

Funeral services have not been arranged for either Albright or Webb as yet.

 

[ALBRIGHT, ELMO ROSSWELL "ROSS"]  [WEBB, BERNARD L.]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, May 29, 1940, [p. 1]

Albright-Webb Funeral Rites Set For Thursday

Funeral arrangements were made today for Elmo R. [osswell] Albright and Bernard L. Webb, both of Hopkins, who were killed yesterday morning when a wall of the Olmsted hotel at Hopkins, which was being razed, collapsed.

Both services will be held tomorrow at the Methodist church in Hopkins, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Paul Barton. Burials will be in Hopkins cemetery.

The Webb service will be conducted at 10 o'clock in the morning while services for Albright will be held at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

 

[ALBRIGHT, MARTHA JANE MAHAN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, May 28, 1942, [p. 1]

Mrs. Martha Albright Dies; Funeral Friday

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins for Mrs. Martha Jane Albright, 87 years of age, who died at 3:25 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, south of Hopkins. The pastor, Rev. Paul Barton, will conduct the service.

She was born December 14, 1854, in Greene County, Wis., and had been a resident of the Hopkins community fifty-five years.

She is survived by a son Don Albright, with whom she made her home; a daughter, Mrs. Dilla Wray; a brother, Frank Mahan, all of Hopkins; eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

 

[ALBRIGHT, MARTHA JANE MAHAN]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, June 4, 1942, p.

HOPKINS

Mrs. Albright Dies

Had Been Resident of This Community 56 Years

Funeral rites were held Friday, May 29, for Mrs. Martha Albright, who died at her farm home southeast of here Wednesday morning, May 27, after an illness of six days. She was 87 years old. She was born in Greene County, Wisconsin, coming here fifty-six years ago and residing continuously on the farm where she died.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dilla Wray; one son, Donald Albright; one brother, Frank Mahan, all of Hopkins; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

One son, Ross Albright, met with a tragic death two years ago, when a stone wall of a building he was assisting in razing, fell on him, killing him instantly.

Rites were held at the Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. Paul Barton conducting the services.

 

[ALLISON, ANN CLEAVE]

Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, April 8, 1927, [p. 1]

Appoint Allison Executor

George E. Allison of Hopkins has been appointed executor of the estate of his mother, Mrs. Ann Allison, who died at Hopkins at the age of 90 years. The appointment was made by Judge Jesse F. Robertson of the probate court.

 

 

 

[APPLEGATE, CHARLES THOMAS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, February 25, 1965, [p.. 1]

Charles Applegate Dies At St. Francis Hospital

Charles Thomas Applegate, 79, lifetime resident of Hopkins, died at 8:20 p. m. Wednesday at the St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. For many years he ran a threshing outfit in the Hopkins community, later being water superintendent at Hopkins.

Mr. Applegate was born Mar. 23, 1885, to George and Sarah Black Applegate in Taylor County, Ia.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Davenport, Maryville, and Miss Georgie Applegate, Oregon; one niece, Mrs. Bernard Flaherty, Alliance, Neb., and one nephew, Frederick Melick, State of Arizona. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins, with Jerry Sample officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at Swanson's.

 

[APPLEGATE, ELIZA FROST]

Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, January 21, 1933, p. 3

Mrs. Eliza Applegate Dies End Comes to Native of England at Age of 81

Mrs. Eliza Applegate, age 81, and a native of England, died at 7:20 o'clock last night at the county farm. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Campbell's Funeral Home. Burial was in the Cemetery at Hopkins.

Mrs. Glen Thomas, of Hopkins, is a daughter.

 

[APPLEGATE, ELIZA FROST]

Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, January 28, 1933, p. 2

GOOD HOPE

Mrs. Eliza Applegate who used to live west of us died near Maryville last Friday and was buried in Hopkins cemetery Saturday afternoon. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charley Shafer, Lamar, Mo., and Mrs. Glen Thomas, who lives on the home place.

 

[APPLEGATE, GEORGIE ELLEN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, April 23, 1970, p. 10

Miss Applegate Dies in Savannah

Miss Georgie Ellen Applegate, 70, Hopkins, died at 10:46 p. m. Wednesday at a nursing home at Savannah, following a long illness.

She was born Dec. 9, 1899, at Hopkins, and was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Helen Black Applegate.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. The Rev. Norman Lewis will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ralph Davenport, Maryville; a niece, Mrs. Lola Flaherty, Alliance, Neb., and a nephew, Fred Melick, state of Arizona.

 

[APPLEGATE, MARTHA A. "MATTIE" ADAMS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, October 14, 1932, [p. 1]

Mrs. Thomas Applegate, 74 years of age, died at 5 o'clock yesterday evening at her home in Hopkins. She had been seriously ill for the past week. Mrs. Applegate had been a resident of Hopkins for many years.

Those surviving her are a daughter, Miss Frankie Applegate at home, a son, Fay Applegate of Hopkins, four grandchildren, Miss Eleanor and Thomas, who made their home with their grandmother and Clair and Annabelle of Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

 

[BLANCHARD, BRIAN LEE]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 6, 1959, p.

SHAMBAUGH, Aug 4  --- Donald [Donna] McIntyre attended graveside service Friday for Brian Lee, infant son of her brother and wife, Mr and Mrs Dean Blanchard, at the cemetery at Hopkins, Mo.

 

[BLANCHARD, BRIAN LEE]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 6, 1959, p. 14

The Dean Blanchard's baby is buried in Hopkins

Plum Grove, Aug 5 --- Mr and Mrs Dean Blanchard lost their infant baby boy at the St. Francis Hospital Thursday. Graveside services were held at the Hopkins cemetery Friday. Mr and Mrs Roy Blanchard are the grandparents.

 

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[CASSEL, GEORGE GRANT]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, July 10, 1950, p. 6

Funeral Service Held In Kansas For George Cassel

Word was received this Monday morning of the death, July 5 of George Cassel, former Hopkins, Mo. resident and uncle of Clarinda and New Market men.

Mr. Cassel was 87 years of age, and died at Eldorado, Kans. Funeral services were held at Eldorado Friday afternoon, and burial was in the Eldorado cemetery.

Survivors include one son Roy, of Canon City, Colo., three nephews in this community, including Del Holbrook of New Market, Clarke McComb of Clarinda, and Jess Holbrook of Clarinda.

 

[CASSEL, MAUD I. COX]

Clarinda Journal, Thursday, February 28, 1929, p. 2

Braddyville

Relatives here received a message Sunday morning that Mrs. George Cassel of Akron, Colo., had passed away that morning with plural pneumonia, following the flu, which was only of a few daysÕ duration. The body will be shipped back for burial, funeral being held this Wednesday afternoon at Hopkins, Mo. Mr. Cassel is a brother of Mrs. L. N. Holbrook.

 

[CASSEL, MAUD I. COX]

Clarinda Herald, Thursday, February 28, 1929, p. 9

Braddyville and Vicinity

Relatives received word Sunday of the death of Mrs. George Cassel at Akron, Colo. She lived near Hopkins, practically all her life, until about ten years ago they moved to Colorado. Her death was caused by pneumonia. She leaves one son, Roy Cassel of Akron, besides her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Ingram and Mrs. Clayton Ingram, both of Hopkins, one granddaughter, Mary Cassel of Akron. Her remains were brot to Hopkins. Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church at Hopkins Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial at a private cemetery near Hopkins.

 

[CASSEL, MAUD I. COX]

Clarinda Journal, Monday, March 4, 1929, p. 2

Braddyville

Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Holbrook and sons, Dale, Bert and Dell, attended the funeral of Mrs. Geo. Cassel of Akron, Colo., Wednesday, at Hopkins, Mo. Mrs. Cassel's maiden name was Cox, and her girlhood days were spent in and near Hopkins. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her departure, one child, a son, Ray [Roy], who with his wife and daughter, live in Akron, Colo., and a host of relatives and friends.

 

[CASSEL, MAUD I. COX]

Clarinda Herald, Monday, March 4, 1929, p. 3

Braddyville and Vicinity

Mrs. and Mrs. Roy Cassel, and daughter, Mary, Geo. Cassel of Akron, Colo. accompanied the body of the wife and mother, Mrs. George Cassel, from Akron Wednesday to Hopkins where she was laid to rest.

 

CASSEL, MAUD I. COX]

Clarinda Herald, Monday, March 4, 1929, p. 8

The Eddie and Page Bishop families were in Hopkins Wednesday attending the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. George Cassel, who died in Akron, Colorado Sunday morning after a short illness of the flu. The funeral services were held at the Christian church conducted by Rev. H. H. Harmon. Interment was in the Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. Cassel is survived by her husband and her son, Roy.

 DAUGHERTY, CHARLES WESLEY

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, November 7, 1930, [p. 1]

Charles Dougherty of Near Gayner Dies at 62

Charles Dougherty [Daugherty], 62 years old, died at 5 o'clock yesterday evening at his home near Gaynor of heart disease. Although he had been in ill health for some time his death occurred quite suddenly. Mr. Dougherty [Daughterty] was born in Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. Howard Thompson. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Besides his wife in St. Joseph, he is survived by a brother, Albert Dougherty in Hopkins and a sister, Mrs. Mary Buiner of Ashland, Ore.

 

[DOUGLAS, ESTELLA PLACENTIA BUGBEE]

Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, July 14, 1927, p. 3

Mrs. Douglas' Funeral Service at Hopkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Estella Placentia Douglas, who died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Freeman in Kansas City, were held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the M. E. Church at Hopkins.

The body arrived from Kansas City this noon.

The services were in charge of the Reverend W. C. Harper of Hopkins, pastor of the M. E. Church. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[DOWNING, LOUISA A. VARDAMAN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, June 24, 1940, [p. 1]

Mrs. J. R. Downing Dies, Was Hopkins Resident

Mrs. James R. Downing of Hopkins, 79 years old, died at 7:30 o'clock last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Chambers, in Hopkins. Mrs. Downing had been ill for more than two years.

She was born February 22, 1861, in Taylor County, Iowa, the daughter of George and Nancy Vardaman. On October 7, 1879, she married James Riley Downing, who preceded her in death six weeks ago, May 12. One child, a son, died in infancy. Mrs. Downing had been a resident of Hopkins for fifty-six years.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harry Chambers and Mrs. Jessie Albright of Hopkins, and Mrs. Gertrude Swain of Bedford, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Honeywell of Haywarden, Ia., and Mrs. Della Russell of Spirit Lake, Idaho; and a half-brother, William Heron of Maryville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Hopkins Christian church. Rev. R. C. Lockwood, assisted by Rev. Paul Barton, will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[EGGER, CHARLES MICHAEL]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, February 11, 1944, [p. 1]

C M Egger, Hopkins Pioneer, Died Today

Charles Michael Egger, 79 years old, died this morning at the home of his son, Elbert Egger of Hopkins, following an illness of several days. Mr. Egger, who has lived in the Hopkins community most of his life, had been in failing health for a number of years but had been in a serious condition for only a few days.

Mr. Egger was born November 7, 1864. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Elbert and Ira of Bedford, Ia.; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred Whitten, Hopkins; four sisters and two brothers, Mr. Egger was one of thirteen children.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed as the family is awaiting word from a relative.

 

[EGGER, ELBERT MILLARD "BERT"]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, February 12, 1973, p. 10

Elbert Millard Egger, 79, Hopkins, died at 12:45 a. m. today at the St. Francis Hospital, where he had been a patient five days following a long illness.

Born June 30, 1893, at Tremont, Ill., the son of the late Charles M. and Viola Fisher Egger, he had resided 58 years in Hopkins. On Feb. 15, 1926, he was married at Bedford, Iowa, to Lucille Myers, who survives. He was a veteran of World War I.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Owens, Winfield, Ill.; one son, Bob Egger, San Jose, Ill.; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Ira I. Egger, Red Bluff, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Imo L. Whitten, Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The Rev. Lyle Chappel will officiate.

 

[EGGER, LUCILLE OLGREATA "LUCY" MYERS]

Maryville Daily Forum, January 12, 1997

Lucille Egger

Lucille "Lucy" O. Egger, 97, Wheatland, Mo., formerly of Hopkins, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Osage Hospital, Osceola, Mo.

Born May 11, 1904, in Hopkins, to William and Delila Miller Myers, she was a retired bookkeeper for Mutti Truck & Tractor and the Everett Orme Oil Company, both of Hopkins.

She married Elbert "Bert" Egger, Feb. 15, 1926, in Hopkins.

A lifetime resident of the Hopkins area, Mrs. Egger was a graduate of Hopkins High School, Hopkins, and a member of the Temple Baptist Church, Maryville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; six brothers, Walter Myers, Claude Myers, Beryl Myers, Martin Myers, Percy Myers and James Myers; two infant brothers; and two sisters, Opal Williams and Hazel Lasley.

Survivors include, one son, Bob D. Egger of Wheatland; one daughter Betty L. Owens of Beverly Hills, Fla., five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and eight nieces.

Visitation is currently under way at Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins. 

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Swanson-Price Funeral Chapel, Hopkins.

Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

 

[EGGER, VIOLA FLORENCE FISHER]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, September 8, 1941, p. 6

Mrs. Viola Egger Dies; Funeral to Be Tuesday
Mrs. Viola Florence Egger, 73 years of age, of Hopkins, died at 8:55 o'clock Saturday evening at her home in Hopkins following an illness of several months.
She was born September 19, 1867, at Pekin, Ill., and was married to Charles M. Egger December 8, 1887 at Freeport, Ill., and had resided in Hopkins about thirty-one years. She was a member of the Christian church.

She is survived by her husband, of the homes; two sons, Elbert M. Egger of Hopkins and Ira I. Egger of Bedford; one daughter, Mrs. John L. Whitten, Hopkins; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

EGGERS, WILLIAM

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, March 29, 1935, [p. 1]

William Eggers of Hopkins a Pioneer Resident, Dies

William Eggers, 92 years old, died at 10 o'clock this morning at his home, five and one-half miles northwest of Hopkins, where he had lived for fifty-three years.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. Walter Cash of St. Joseph. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Eggers was born in Knox County, Illinois. He moved from there to Gentry County, Missouri, fifty-four years ago, and one year later located in Nodaway County. He formerly operated a nursery farm.

Mrs. Eggers survives with five daughters and two sons. The children are Mrs. Clyde Melvin and Mrs. Eber Collins, both of Hopkins; Mrs. Sarah Harris, New Market, Ia.; Mrs. Manda Oxley, Gravity, Ia., Mrs. Katie Cook, Burns, Wyo.; Jackson Egger, Ogallala, Neb.; and David Eggers of Utica, N. Y.

 

[FARQUHAR, JAMES EWING]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 9, 1944, p. 5

Farquhar Rites Were Held Today At Hopkins

Funeral rites were conducted at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Methodist church at Hopkins for James Ervin [Ewing] Farquhar, 80 years old, living east of Clearmont, who died at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elmer Jackson, west of Hopkins.

The Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Burch cemetery, northwest of Hopkins.

Mr. Farquhar was born March 16, 1864, at Aberdeen Shire, Scotland and came to the states when he was 7 years old. Mr. Farquhar, who had been a farmer all of his life, had resided at the present residence seven years. Prior to that he had lived west of Hopkins.

He was married in 1893 at Maryville to Delora Etta Golay. Mr. Farquhar was a member of the Methodist church of Elmo.

Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edward Morehouse and Mrs. George Ray, Hopkins, and Mrs. John Marriott, Hopkins; three sons, George Leroy Farquhar, Hopkins and Willard Raymond Farquhar and Russell Wayne Farquhar, Clearmont; one sister, Mrs. Elmer Jackson, Clearmont; two brothers, John Farquhar, Burlington Junction, and Bentley Farquhar, Boise, Idaho; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

[FARQUHAR, JAMES EWING]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 12, 1944, p. 2

HOPKINS

James Farquhar Dies Old Time Resident Buried In Hopkins Cemetery

Funeral services were held at the Hopkins Methodist church on Monday afternoon for James Farquhar, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elmer Jackson and Mr. Jackson of the Plum Grove rural community, seven miles west of Hopkins. He suffered a stroke several days ago. Mr. Farquhar was born in Scotland. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Farquhar; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Morehouse, Mrs. John Merriott and Mrs. George Ray, all of Hopkins; three sons, Lee, Ray and Wayne, all of nearby communities. Rev. W. H. Hansford conducted the services and burial was in Hopkins cemetery.

[Note: He is buried in the Burch Cemetery, Page County, Iowa, not in the Hopkins, Missouri cemetery as stated in the obituary.]

 

[FITCH, MARY ELIZABETH MILLER]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, Oct. 6, 1944, [p. 1]

Fitch Rites at Hopkins

Graveside services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Hopkins cemetery for Mrs. Carl Fitch of Superior, Neb., who died Wednesday following a long illness. The Fitch family formerly resided in Hopkins. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Clifford Bird and Reed and Glen Fitch.

 

[FITCH, MARY ELIZABETH MILLER]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 12, 1944, p. 2

HOPKINS

Graveside services were held Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Carl Fitch, who died at her home in Superior, Nebr. Services were conducted by Rev. P. H. Peterson. She had resided here several years, living in both the Valley and Merry Ridge rural communities. She is survived by two sons, Glen and Reed, and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Bird.

 

 [JONES, WILLIAM DAVID]

Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, December 2, 1944, [p. 1]
William D. Jones Dies
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Hopkins Baptist church for William David Jones, 67 years old, formerly of the Hopkins community, who died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marie Hendrix of Denison, Ia. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

He was born June 20, 1877. His wife preceded him in death February 22, 1943. Besides a daughter, he is survived by a son, William Jones, Billings, Mont.

 

[JOHNSON, JAMES LEROY "ROY"]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, August 9, 1935, [p. 1]

Johnson Victim of Intense Heat Farmer Dies Early Today at Home North of College Here

Leroy Johnson, age 75, died shorty before 7 o'clock this morning at his home north of the College, just outside the city limits, a victim of the heat wave.

Early this morning Mr. Johnson left the house to do his usual chores about the place. He later returned to the house overcome with the heat, his death coming about an hour later.

The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the First M. E. church here. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery. Rev. Thurman Bowen, pastor of the First Baptist church, will conduct the service.

Mr. Johnson was born west of Hopkins, November 2, 1859, and lived in the county all of his life. He resided in Maryville from 1905 to 1908, when he moved to the present home.

He was married to Mary Jane Randolph in 1882 who died September 9, 1924. There was one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Ringgold of Hopkins. He was married October 20, 1927, to Miss Ada Needles, who survives.

Besides his widow and one daughter, he is survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. Mark Nicholson; a great grandson, George Mark Nicholson; one brother, F. G. Johnson of Clarinda, Ia., and three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Graham of Chicago, Mrs. Marion Crawford of Clearmont and Mrs. Frank Maurer of Kansas City.

He became a member of the Good Hope church in 1910. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

 

[JOHNSON, MARY JANE RANDOLPH]

Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 10, 1924, p. 2

Dr. James to Conduct Mrs. Johnson Funeral Burial To Be Made in Hopkins Cemetery---Mrs. LeRoy Johnson Dies Yesterday Noon

Mrs. LeRoy Johnson, 66 years old, died at 12:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home northwest of the city limits following an illness of cancer. She had been failing in health for nearly three years.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Methodist Church conducted by Dr. C. C. James. Burial will be in the cemetery at Hopkins.

Mary Jane F. Randolph was born in Delaware County, Ohio, April 25, 1858. When a small child she came to Nodaway County with her parents, John F. and Elizabeth Randolph. At the age of six years her mother died and she was reared in the home of her grandparents, the late Stephen A. and Mary Jane Roosevelt of Ashley, Delaware County, Ohio. She received her education in the public schools of Ashley. At the age of eighteen she came to Nodaway County to be with her father. On June 22, 1882, she was married to James LeRoy Johnson, living near Clearmont, which was their home until sixteen years ago when they moved to Maryville. Mrs. Johnson united with the Good Hope Methodist Church in 1900.

The surviving members of the family are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Rufus Ringgold; one granddaughter, Valta V. Ringgold, living near Hopkins; a sister, Miss Matilda F. Randolph, who lives at the Johnson home; and a brother, Charles F. Randolph, living in Oregon.

 

[KING, LOIS BONAR REMINGTON]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 1964

Lois R. King, Rites Jan. 18

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Remington King of Lyons, Colo., formerly of Hopkins, Mo., were held January 13 at Wray Memorial Methodist Church in Hopkins, Mo., conducted by Mr. Carl Cummings, assisted by Rev. James Holt. Mrs. King died at her home January 14, 1964, following an illness of long duration. Interment was at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Mo.

Lois Remington was born November 23, 1893 in Hopkins, Mo., the older daughter of Madison and Minnie Bonar Remington. She joined the Methodist Church in Hopkins at the age of 15. Her parents both died in 1912.

October 11, 1913 she was united in marriage to Ray L. King at the home of Dr. W. B. Christy, district superintendent of the Methodist Church at Maryville, Mo.

The couple resided on farms near Hopkins, Bedford and Blockton before moving to Lyons, Colo.

Mrs. King attended school at Hopkins and Bedford, also the Conservatory of Music in Maryville. Being a musician of ability she gave freely of    her talent, playing   for church services forty-five years.

In the past two or three years she had accompanied students from Lyons who competed in music contests held at   University of   Colorado, at Boulder.

She enjoyed the electric organ in her home making recordings, which were played for shut-in friends.

Mrs. King won many friends by her quiet and efficient manner. She was a patient sufferer and was lovingly cared for by her husband    and a    friend, Mrs. Mabel Spaur.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter Mrs.    Orlin    (Margaret) Florea; a son, Edwin King of Blockton; a sister, Mrs. Paul C. Dooley of Manhattan, Kans., and five grandchildren and many, many friends.

 

 

[KING, RAY L.]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, May 23, 1985

Services in Maryville for Ray L King

Services for Ray L. King, 90, were held May 15 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, officiated by Rev. Carl Cummings. Interment was at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Mo. Mr. King died May 12, 1985 in Stanberry, Mo.

Ray L. King, son of Samuel L. King and Nancy Jane Cox King was born at Hopkins, Missouri July 18, 1894.   

He grew to maturity in the Hopkins community where he attended the public school and became a member of the Wray Memorial Methodist Church.

On October   11, 1913   he   was united in marriage to Lois Bonar Remington   at   the   M. E.   Church Parsonage in Maryville, Missouri in a    double    wedding    with    Glen Gordon and Gladys Bonar; District Elder W. B.   Christy of the M. E. Church officiated. They were privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Two children were born to bless their home, Margaret and Edwin. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lois who died January 14, 1964; a brother Clarence   King; two    grandchildren; Wayne and Lois Janelle Florea.      

He engaged in farming following his marriage   and on moving to Bedford in 1925 he was employed by the Bedford Creamery prior to moving to a farm west of Blockton, Iowa.  In    1953    he    moved    to Colorado and following the death of his wife Lois he returned to Missouri. He had resided at Pine View Manor in Stanberry, Missouri, since suffering a stroke January 7, 1981.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife May Tatum King of King City, Missouri, whom he married in April 1975; a daughter Margaret Florea and her husband Orlin of Hopkins, Missouri; a son, Edwin King and his wife (Sally) Lorraine of Blockton, Iowa; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two nephews, Robert and Donald King; two stepsons, Victor Hosteter and    Eddie    Snyder; three    step daughters, Maxine Oshel and Shirley Standage, both of King City and Berniece Snow of Edgewater, Colo.; other relatives and friends.

He was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day. His family will remember him as a kind and considerate loved one and he will be missed by all who knew him.

 

[LASLEY, HAZEL CHRISTANA MYERS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, May 29, 1969, p. 2

Mrs. Hazel Lasley Dies In Texas

Mrs. Hazel Christina Lasley, 88, Hopkins, died at 7 a. m. today at a nursing home in Houston, Tex.

She was born May 15, 1881, at Hopkins, and was the daughter of the late William and Delila Miller Myers. She had lived most of her life in the Hopkins community and lived the past six years in Houston. She was a member of the Hopkins Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. The Rev. Fred Paxton will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Erwin Sesing, Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Marguerite Rochnee, Houston, Tex.; three sons, Arnold Lasley, Phoenix, Ariz.; Billy E. Lasley, San Francisco, Calif., and Glen Lasley, Houston, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Williams, Castro Valley, Calif.; and Mrs. Bert Egger, Hopkins; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

[MCCLEAVE, EARL EUGENE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, January 22, 1983

Earl Eugene McCleave

Earl Eugene McCleave, 89, died Friday at Maryville Health Care Center.

Born April 22, 1893, in Clearfield, Iowa, he was the son of Milton and Margaret Frances Douglass [Douglas] McCleave. He was a retired farmer and a pioneer in the blue grass business in the Midwest.

He served in World War I.

Survivors are a sister, Gladys Willa Sommer, Sagle, Idaho, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at Price Funeral Home at 10 a. m. Monday with burial in Hopkins Cemetery. Military services will be conducted at the graveside.

 

[MCCLEAVE, EARL EUGENE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, January 25, 1983

Services for Earl McCleave, Barnard, who died Friday, were Monday at Price Funeral Home with Elder Gaylord Jensen of-officiating.

Sheila Schrunk was soloist, with Mrs. Eldon Asbell as organist.

Pallbearers were Raymond Merrigan, Bill Patton, Alfred Linville, Jimmy Jones, C. J. Farnan, Paul Medsker and Harold Dougan. Burial was in Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[MCCLEAVE, SAMUEL EDWARD "ED"]

Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, July 9, 1918, [p. 1]

Dies Following Operation Ed McCleave, Well Know Hopkins Farmer, Died After Being Taken to Ensworth Hospital

Ed McCleave, a well-known farmer living three miles south of Hopkins, died last night at Ensworth hospital in St. Joseph where he underwent an operation for appendicitis Sunday. The body, accompanied by Mrs. McCleave, will be taken to Hopkins tonight.

Mr. McCleave was united in marriage to Miss Neva Templeton, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. N. W. Templeton of Maryville, May 29, this year.

Others surviving him are his parents, who live in Hopkins, and eight brothers and sisters, most of whom live in or near Hopkins. One brother, Earl McCleave, is in France.

Mr. McCleave was a member of the local organization of U. C. T.

[MCGUIRE, HATTIE FILSON]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, August 3, 1964, p. 2

Former Hopkins Woman Dies In Oklahoma

Mrs. Hattie McGuire, 83, Bethany, Ok., former Hopkins resident, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter,, Mrs. Jack Barned, Bethany.

Mrs. McGuire, who was a member of the Hopkins Baptist Church and the Hopkins Chapter of the Eastern Star, was born Aug. 13, 1880, at Harris Town [Harristown], Ill. She was the former Miss Hattie Filson. She was married to Ray McGuire, who died May 27, 1956.

Besides the daughter, Mrs, Barney, she is survived by two sons, Clemon McGuire, Pasadena, Cal., ad Troy McGuire, Indialantic, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Hulda Sturgeon, Wewoka, Ok., seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Swanson funeral Home, Hopkins, with the Rev. Eugene Hays officiating. Graveside services will be in charge of the Eastern Star at the Hopkins Cemetery.

The body will arrive Tuesday afternoon from Oklahoma at Swanson's.

 

[MCGUIRE, ROY B.]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, May 28, 1956, [p. 1]

Roy B. McGuire Dies At Hopkins Home

Roy B. McGuire, 77, died at 8 p. m. yesterday at his home in Hopkins. The retired merchant had been ill a long time. Born Sept. 23, 1878, in Taylor County, Ia., Mr. McGuire had been a resident of Hopkins 16 years. On Dec. 31, 1900, he was married in Hopkins to the former Hattie Filson, who survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jack Barney, Guthrie, Okla.; two sons, Troy McGuire, Fairborn, Ohio, and Cleman McGuire, Pasadena, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the First Baptist church of Hopkins. The Rev. Raymond Garrison will be in charge of services. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins.

 

[MCMILLEN, IDA JOSEPHINE FIKE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, October 5, 1944, [p. 1]

Mrs. McMillen Services Will Be Held Saturday

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Price funeral home for Mrs. Ida McMillen, who died Wednesday noon. The Rev. James E. Jones, pastor of the First Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

The Wesleyan Class of the First Methodist church will have charge of the flowers. Music will be furnished by Mrs. Rosa Lee Mitchell and Miss Mary Ellen Hamilton, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Price.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Howard Bird, Rock Springs, Wyo; Mrs. Ronald Campbell, Centennial Valley, Wyo.; Mrs. Mick Engen, Riverton, Wyo., and Mrs. James VanNatta, Kansas City, Kas.; two sons, Pvt. George McMillen, Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Ark., and Cpl. Harry McMillen, who is in the Southwest Pacific and one brother, Frank Fike, Tucson, Ariz. The son in the Southwest Pacific is the only survivor unable to attend.

 

 [MCMILLEN, IDA JOSEPHINE FIKE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 9, 1944, p. 3

McMillen Services Saturday

Funeral services were conducted here Saturday for Mrs. Ida McMillen, who died Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Jones, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Dale Howland, accompanied by Mrs. James E. Jones.

Pallbearers were R. D. Jay, Robert Goforth, Byron Hanna, Theodore Logan, Orville Willhoyte and Howard Strong.

Flowers were in charge of Mrs. J. O. Miller, Mrs. Ernest Wray, Mrs. Oma Houston, Mrs. Frank McKee, Mrs. Alva Maul and Mrs. J. W. Herndon.

Attending from out-of-town were W. A. Burks, Virgil Gibson and W. H. McCrea and family, King City, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Eiberger and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Eiberger, Stanberry, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goforth, Bedford, Ia.

 

[MCMILLEN, IDA JOSEPHINE FIKE]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 12, 1944, p. 2

HOPKINS

Mrs. McMillen Dies Was Long-Time Resident of the Hopkins Community

Mrs. Ida McMillen, a long-time resident of this vicinity, died suddenly Wednesday, October 4 at the home of P. T. Dietzi in Maryville, where she was employed.

She was 63 years old, being born at the old Fike family three miles southeast of Hopkins, and grew to womanhood there.

She was a graduate of the Hopkins high school.

Funeral services were held at the Price Funeral Home in Maryville Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Malinda Engen of Riverton, Wyo., Mrs. Ellen Van Natta of Kansas City, Kans., Mrs. Christina Campbell of Laramie, Wyo., Mrs. Mary Bird of Big Pine, Wyo.; two sons, Sgt. Geo. McMillen of Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas; Cpl. Harry McMillin [McMillen], marine, of Tucson, Arizona, and one brother, Frank.

 

[MICK, SETH WILLIAM]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, May 17, 1976

Seth Mick, 11, drowned in river

A drowning in the 102, river near the north edge of Hopkins took the life of Seth William Mick, 11, who is believed to have been wading. Three youths had found his clothing near the river.

His body was found at about 9:30 Friday evening after search. He had left home about 6 pm. The coroner suggests that the lad might have had cramps in the cold water after his evening meal.

He was born Aug 22, 1964, at Maryville, Mo, the son of Hilton and Dorothy William Mick. He was a sixth grade pupil at Nodaway-Holt R-VI School.

Besides his parents, he is survived by five sisters, Mrs Carl (Rita) Montgomery of Graham, Mo; Mrs Roy (Sandra) Youmans of Kansas City; Mrs Gerardo (Paula) Brenes of Cost Rica, Central America; Mrs Joseph (Nora) Belanger of Maryville, and Miss Mary Lou Mick of the home; two brothers, Randall Mick of Independence, Mo, and Thebes Mick of Hopkins.

Three half sisters are Mrs Clark (Dorothy) Hartman of La Puente, Calif; Mrs Bill (Helen) Hayes and Mrs Toby (Pearl) Lilly of Clarinda; and three half brothers of Francis Mick of Sunnyvale, Calif; Raymond Mick of Skidmore, and Allen Mick of Shenandoah.

Services were being held this Monday at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev Rick Gressman officiating, burial in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[MOREHOUSE, GERTRUDE ANN STOCKTON]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, May 20, 1953, [p. 1]

Mrs. Morehouse, Native of Hopkins, Dies in KC

Mrs. Gertrude Ann Morehouse, age 73, native of Hopkins, died at 1:20 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, John W. Morehouse, Kansas City, Kas., where she had lived for 11 years. She had been an invalid for four years. Her husband, William A. [lbert] Morehouse, died in 1924. She was born Oct. 21, 1879 in Hopkins.

Mrs. Morehouse is survived by the son at whose home she died; four other sons, Steve and Woodrow Morehouse, Kansas City, Kas.; Albert of Pickering and Edward of Hopkins; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Sutliff, Los Angeles; Mrs. Bertha Davis, Ft. Cobb, Okla., three brothers, Ora Stockton, Los Angeles; Burton Stockton,  Bennet, Colo.; Clyde, Ft. Cobb, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

The body is at the Swanson funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Wray Memorial Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Gray. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[MOREHOUSE, GERTRUDE ANN STOCKTON]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, May 22, 1953, p. 6

Make funeral arrangements In Hopkins

Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Morehouse and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Morehouse, Steve Morehouse, Mrs. Neva Eiseman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morehouse and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morehouse, all of Kansas City, spent a short time Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Della Baldwin and Mrs. W. F. King in Hopkins.

The group was in Hopkins to make arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Ann Morehouse, who died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, John W. Morehouse in Kansas City. Her funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.

 

[MOREHOUSE, WILLIAM ALBERT]

Daily Democrat-Forum, Friday, Nov. 21, 1924, [p. 1]

William A. Morehouse Dies Last Evening Had Lived Near Hopkins All His Life---Funeral Services Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon

William A. [lbert] Morehouse, 53 years old, died at 11:25 o'clock last night at his home, four and a half miles southwest of Hopkins, following an illness of heart disease. Mr. Morehouse had been ill for about six months, his condition taking a turn for the worse Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Hopkins and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Morehouse had lived near Hopkins all his life. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Edward, Steve, William, Albert, Woodrow and Neva Morehouse, all of Hopkins. Three sisters, Mrs. Ed Fine, College Springs, Ia.; Mrs. Russell Holmes, Clearmont; and Mrs. Ed Graves, Burlington Junction, also survive.

 [MOREHOUSE, WILLIAM ALBERT]
Democrat-Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, November 26, 1924, p. 3
White Cloud
The neighborhood was greatly shocked on Friday morning to hear of the death of Will Morehouse. He had been in a serious condition for a few months back but apparently had been gaining the last few weeks. His funeral was held from the Methodist Church of Hopkins, Sunday afternoon. A very large crowd of old neighbors and friends attended the services.

 

Bert Morehouse Archer of Kansas City, Mrs. Hattie Fine and daughter Miss Flovia of College Springs, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Graves of Burlington Junction, were relatives that came to attend the Will Morehouse funeral.

[MYERS, EVA ETTA HAUN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, July 24, 1964, p. 6

Funeral services Held For Former Area Woman

Mrs. Eva Eda [Etta} Myers, 77, St. Joseph, died at 11:10 p. m. Tuesday in a Sedalia hospital, following a brief illness. Prior to living in Sedalia the past two months, and St. Joseph, she had lived for 25 years in the Hopkins community.

Mrs. Myers, who was a member of the Baptist Church, was born Feb. 21, 1887, in Taylor County, Ia. She was married July 1, 1904, to Walter Lee Myers at Bedford, Ia.

She is survived by one son, John Myers, Sedalia; one brother, Henry Haun, Hopkins, and two step-granddaughters.

Services were conducted today at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins, with burial in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[MYERS, MARTIN JOSEPH]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, November 22, 1943, p. 4

Martin Myers Dies

Martin Joseph Myers, 57 years old, of St. Joseph, died Sunday in a hospital there. He was foreman for the county highway department and had lived in St. Joseph fourteen years. Among the survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Lasley, Mrs. Lucy Eggers and Mrs. Opal Williams, all of Hopkins.

 

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[MYERS, WILLIAM ELIAS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, January 24, 1938, [p. 1]

William Myers, Hopkins, Dies at Age of 79 Years

William Myers, age 79, a resident of Nodaway County all of his life, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at his home near Hopkins. His death followed a few days' illness of pneumonia.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Baptist church in Hopkins, conducted by Rev. H. T. Busby, pastor of the Clearmont Baptist church. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Myers is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lasley and Mrs. Edgar Williams, Hopkins, and Mrs. Bert Egger, Pacific junction, Ia.; four sons, Walter Myers, Hopkins, Mary Myers, St. Joseph, D. R. Myers, Pacific Junction, and P. E. Myers, Nebraska City, Neb.

 MILES, W.S., MRS

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, September 19, 1912, p.  8

HOPKINS

Mrs. W. S. Miles who has been a sufferer from cancer for several months died last Wednesday at her home. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. P. Walton and interment took place in the Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. Miles is survived by her husband, seven children and a sister, Mrs. Allen of Chicago.

[PRATT, MAUDE ANNETTE "NETTIE" CHURCHILL]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, November 30, 1953, [p. 1]

Mrs. Sam Pratt Dies Today At Home of Daughter In Ia.

Mrs. Sam Pratt, 79, Hopkins, died about 10 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Goodlaxon and Mr. Goodlaxon, Colfax, Ia., where she had been cared for about a month. She had suffered a broken hip some time ago.

Mrs. Pratt who had lived in Hopkins and community for many years, is survived by the daughter in Colfax and two sisters, Mrs. Mahala Johnson, Burlington Junction, and Mrs. Irene Martin, Creston, Ia

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins, conducted by Rev. A. V. Hart and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[PRATT, MAUDE ANNETTE "NETTIE" CHURCHILL]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, December 8, 1953, [p. 1]
Former Hopkins Resident Dies In Colfax, Iowa
Mrs. Sam Pratt, formerly of the Hopkins community, died recently at the home of her daughter in Colfax, Ia, according to word received by Mrs. Walter Mitchell, Sheridan, niece of Mrs. Pratt.

Mr. and Mrs. Pratt moved to Colfax after the Hopkins tornado. Soon after moving, Mrs. Pratt fell and broke a hip and had since been confined to a wheel chair. She was also blind from the results of a stroke suffered more recently. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery. Mr. and Pratt and the daughter are the only family survivors.

 

[PRATT, SAMUEL JESSE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, October 17, 1962, p. 2

Former Hopkins Man Dies In Iowa

Samuel J. [esse] Pratt, 88-year-old former Hopkins resident died at 11 p. m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Goodlaxon, Colfax, Ia. He had been in poor health for some time.

A retired farmer, Mr. Pratt lived in Hopkins until moving to his daughter's home a few months ago. He was born Sept. 26, 1874 at Petersburg, Ill. He was married to the former Miss Nettie Churchill, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Goodlaxon, and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery, Hopkins.

The body will arrive at Swanson's Thursday.

 

 [TAYLOR, CHARLIE J.]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, July 21, 1971, p. 12

Charlie Taylor, 91, Dies at Hospital

Charlie J. Taylor, 91, Hopkins, died at 6 a. m. today at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, where he had been a patient for four weeks.

He was a retired farmer and had lived all his life in the Hopkins community, moving to Hopkins about 10 years ago.

He was born Sept. 10, 1879, at Hopkins, the son of the late Noble John and Sarah Elizabeth Lutz Taylor. He was married Apr. 23, 1926, to the former Miss Louisa Hinton, who survives. He was a member of the former Good Hope Methodist Church, near Hopkins.

Besides his wife, Louisa, of the home, he is survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. Joseph Navratil, Omaha, Neb.; two foster grandchildren, David Navratil, Denver, Colo. and Mrs. Todd Tilton, Omaha, and four foster great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins. The Rev. John Shipley, assisted by the Rev. Fred B. Paxton, will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home of Hopkins.

 

[TAYLOR, LOUISA IONE HINTON]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, Saturday, June 15, 1974, p. 5
Mrs. Louisa Taylor – Mrs. Louisa Hinton Taylor, 88, Hopkins, died at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the St. Francis Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks, following a long illness.

She was born Nov. 20, 1885, at Pickering, the daughter of the late William Henry and Louisa E. Conklin Hinton. A lifelong resident of the Pickering and Hopkins communities, she was a member of the Pickering Christian church. For many years she was an active member of the former Good Hope Church, near Hopkins. Mrs. Taylor was one of the first music graduates of the former Normal School, Maryville, and was a music teacher.

In April, 1925, she was married to C. [harles] J. Taylor, who preceded her in death.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Jeannette Navratil, Omaha, Neb., two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Monday at the Pickering Christian Church. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[TAYLOR, LOUISA IONE HINTON]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, June 20, 1974, p. 4

Final Rites Held For Mrs. Taylor

Final rites were held Monday at the Pickering Christian Church for Mrs. Louisa Taylor, Hopkins, who died Friday. The Rev. Norman Lewis officiated. Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Loren Loch, George Lehr, Carl Hinton, Todd Tilton, William Linebaugh and Joe Navratil.

Mrs. Edward Hackett and Mrs Earl W. Trueblood, accompanied by Mrs. Norman Lewis, sang "O Happy Day" and "Abide With Me."

 

[WILDER, JAMES]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 9, 1944, p. 5
Funeral services for Hopkins Farmer Today
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Swanson funeral home at Hopkins for James Wilder, 82-year-old retired farmer, who died at 7:45 o'clock Saturday night at the St. Francis hospital. The Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor of the Hopkins Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Born in Tennessee, Mr. Wilder had resided in the Hopkins community thirty-five years. He had been in the hospital three weeks.

Surviving are a son, Emmett Wilder, Maryville; a daughter, Mrs. Fee Mathers, Hopkins, and two grandchildren whom the Wilders reared, Robert Wilder and Mrs. Charles Hopple, Hopkins. Mrs. Wilder preceded her husband in death several years ago.

 

[WILLIAMS, OPAL INEZ MYERS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, December 1, 1983

Opal I. Williams

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. - Opal I. [nez] Williams, died in Haywood, California after a long illness.

She was born July 18, 1907, in Hopkins, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Meyers [Myers].

Mrs. Williams was married to Edgar L. [ee] Williams on July 25,1927, in Des Moines, Iowa.

She was a retired seamstress and she lived in Nodaway County until 1956.

Mrs. Williams is survived by five daughters, Ruth (Mrs. John) Russell, Hamilton, and Flarabelle [Flora Belle] Martin, Mary Lee Thompson, Joyce Bufkin and Jeannie Stewart, all of California; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Eggers [Egger], Hopkins; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday (December 3) at Hopkins Cemetery, graveside. The Rev. Bob Eggers will officiate.

 

[YOUNG, JOHN ISAAC]

Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, October 19, 1935, [p. 1]

John Young of Hopkins Dies at Scottsbluff

Mr. and Mrs. Mart Young of Hopkins received word at 4 o'clock this morning of the sudden death last night of their son, John, 36 years of age, at Scottsbluff, Neb. Mr. Young, who was unmarried, had gone to Scottsbluff several weeks ago for the cure of hay fever but the cause of his death was not learned. He was born on a farm near Hopkins.

Surviving are his parents and one brother, Francis, of near Pickering. Francis Young went to Scottsbluff this morning to bring the body back to Hopkins. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

[YOUNG, JOHN ISAAC]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, October 22, 1935, [p. 1]

Last Rites Are Held Today For John Young of Hopkins

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Christian church at Hopkins for John Young, 36-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mart Young, who died Friday night at Scottsbluff, Neb. Rev. B. H. Harmon conducted the services and burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Young died following an injury to an eye, suffered when he was accidentally struck with a pitchfork by another worker who was pitching hay on a wagon with Mr. Young. He died at a hospital at Scottsbluff.