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[BECK, HELEN MARIE TIBBETTS EMERY]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, September 8, 1981
Helen Marie Beck
Helen Marie Beck, 45, Maryville, died Monday morning in an Albany hospital after a long illness.
Born July 12,1936, in Taylor County, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles B. and Alice G. Tibbetts. She lived in Maryville most of her life and did custodial work at Northwest Missouri State University.
She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Janelle Goff, Barnard, and Robin Emery, Maryville; a son, Herb Emery Jr., Maryville; her mother, Alice Tibbetts, Maryville; three sisters, Betty Emery, Maryville, Shirley Judd, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and Janet Olney, Blockton, Iowa; four brothers, Robert Tibbetts, Franktown, Colo., Marvin Tibbetts, Sedalia, Charles Wayne Tibbetts, Independence, and Marine Staff Sgt. Steven Tibbetts, San Diego; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home, with burial in the Hopkins Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, November 10, 1955, p. 7
HOPKINS --- Mrs. Mary C. [atherine] Billings died Monday, October 24 at a St. Joseph hospital at the age of 86 years. Mrs. Billings was born in Stark County, Ill.
Services were held Thursday afternoon at the Swanson Funeral Home, Rev. Earl C. Griffith, pastor of the Wray Memorial Methodist church, was in charge.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Galen Russell sr., Hopkins; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 19, 1961, p. 5
Mrs. Daisy Black, 86, Dies In Colorado
Mrs. Daisy Black, 86, formerly of Hopkins, died Tuesday, October 3, at Colorado Springs, Colo., at the home of her son, Fay Black, with whom she had resided the past four years.
Mrs. Black was born Nov. 17, 1874 at Hopkins, the daughter of the late John B. and Sarah Thompson. She was married June 6, 1897 to Frank Black, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Black was a member of the Hopkins Christian church and of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Surviving besides her son is a sister, Mrs. Belle Townley of Omaha.
Funeral services were held at the Hopkins Christian church Tuesday afternoon, October 10. Rev. A. V. Hart officiated. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, January 28, 1969
Fay O. Black Dies in Colorado
Fay O. [rivilla] Black, 67, Denver, Colo., formerly of Hopkins, died Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Florea, Denver, with whom he made his home.
He was born June 7, 1901, at Hopkins and was the son of the late Frank and Daisy Thompson Black. He was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Swanson's Funeral Home, Hopkins. Fred Paxton will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.
Survivors include an aunt, Mrs. Belle Townley, Omaha, Neb., and several cousins, some of whom are Mrs. Ralph Davenport, Maryville, Alford Whitten, Hopkins, John Whitten, Burlington Jct., and Vern Thompson, Malvern, Ia.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 12, 1960, p. 4
Charles D. Bonar Died At Hopkins
Charles Delbert Bonar, 79, Hopkins farmer and truck gardener, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Jan. 7, at his home near Hopkins after a brief illness. He had lived in or near Hopkins all of his life with the exception of about 10 years spent at Clearmont and Burlington Junction, Mo.
Mr. Bonar was born May 15, 1880 in Taylor County, son of the late Henry D. Bonar and Lettie Lasley Bonar. He was married to Chattie Crownover May 28, 1908 at Bedford. Mr. Bonar was a member of the Hazel Dell Baptist church.
Survivors are his wife of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Maud McCoun of Sioux City; Mrs. Glenn Gordon of Hopkins; four brothers, George Bonar of Iola, Kans., Arthur Bonar of Omaha, Fred Bonar of Greybull, Wyo., Francis Bonar of St. Joseph. He was preceded in death by three infant children.
Funeral rites were held at 2 p m Saturday at the Swanson Funeral Home in Hopkins. Rev. Walter Cox officiated. Burial in Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, September 19, 1912, p. 8
The week old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bonar north of town was found dead in bed Monday morning when the parents awoke. The cause of death is not known. A short funeral service was held from the home and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 2, 1961, p. 4
Ida McCoun Chaney Dies In Kansas
Mrs. Ida May Chaney, 80, a former resident of Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 20 at a nursing home in Atchison, Kansas.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Atchison. Graveside and burial took place at the Hopkins cemetery that afternoon.
Mrs. Chaney was born in Iowa and moved to Kansas when a child. She moved to Atchison 60 years ago.
She was a member of the Christian church and Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Harry Morris, Atchison; one son, Milan Chaney, Omaha; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Keith, Excelsior Springs, Mrs. Dorothy Wiley, Denver, Colo.; three brothers, Harry McCoun, Denver, Colo., Archie McCoun, Des Moines, Elmer McCoun, El Cerrito, Calif.; one grandchild, three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elza Chaney. --- Hopkins Journal
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, May 11, 1939, p. 8
Aged Man Succumbs
John W. Clayton died Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hoy near Clearmont, Mo. He was ninety-five years old and had lived in Nodaway County since 1882. Previous to that he lived at Galesburg, Ill. He was born in Barron County, Kentucky. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Belle Burch and Mrs. Ina Trueblood of Hopkins; Mrs. Josie Hoy of Clearmont, Mrs. Alma Oliver of Pawnee, Okla., and one son Lee Clayton of Kansas City. The funeral services were held at the Swanson Funeral Home Tuesday morning. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, December 28, 1983
Harley Junior Dulin
HOPKINS - Harley Junior Dulin, 47, Hopkins, died Tuesday (Dec. 27, 1983) at St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born May 9, 1936, in Agenda, Kan., the son of Harley Dulin and Eva H. Kellogg Dulin.
On July 21,1972, he married Janet E. Oberhauser in Hopkins.
Mr. Dulin was a painter and a resident of Hopkins since 1962.
He was in the Coast Guards and was a member of the Bolckow United Methodist Church. He graduated from Bolckow High School.
Mr. Dulin is survived by his wife; one son, Bryan Dulin; one daughter, Erica Dulin; one brother, Gary Dulin, Burlington Jet.; one sister, Theresa Hager, St. Petersburg, Fla.; his mother, Eva Swaney, Hopkins; and aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Cheryl Whaley.
Services are set for 2 p.m. Friday (Dec. 30, 1983) at Swanson-Price Chapel. The Rev. J. Wayne Foster will officiate.
Visitation is planned for 7-8 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 29,1983) at Swanson-Price Funeral Home in Hopkins.
[DULIN, HARLEY, JR.]
Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, January 4, 1984
Dulin services held
HOPKINS - Services for Harley Junior Dulin, Hopkins, who died Tuesday (Dec. 27, 1983), were held Friday (Dec. 30, 1983) at Swanson-Price Chapel in Hopkins. Burial was at the Hopkins Cemetery.
The Rev. J. Wayne Foster officiated. Joan Collins was the organist and Lois Brand was the soloist.
Pallbearers were Carl Lewis, Roger Swaney, Randall Kellogg, Kane Oberhauser, Donald Gray and Nelson Whaley.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 26, 1981
Charles Filson, 57 Final Rites Were Held February 20
Funeral services for Charles Edwin Filson, 57, of Hopkins, Mo., held Feb. 20 in First Baptist Church, Hopkins, Missouri, were conducted by Rev. Ron Smith and Rev. Dan King. Mr. Filson died near Bedford February 17, 1981. Interment was at Hopkins cemetery.
Charles Edwin Filson, son of Robert Clyde and Grace Belle Robbins Filson, was born October 25, 1923 at Hopkins.
He was a lifetime resident of Hopkins. He attended school there and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hopkins.
Charles was preceded in death by his father in 1953; his mother in 1971; two sisters who lied in infancy and one brother, Robert G. Filson in 1975.
Left to cherish his memory s a sister-in-law, Barbara Filson; one niece, Capryl Irvin; three nephews: Gary Filson of Bowie, Maryland, Jerry and Larry Filson of El Segundo, California; six great nephews; four great nieces; many cousins and friends.
He was kind and considerate and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 1, 1934, p. 6
Aged Man dies At Home of His Daughter
Robert Filson, Sr., 88, a resident of the Hopkins community the past fifty years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will DeMott, Thursday, Feb. 22. The funeral services were held Saturday and burial made in the Hopkins cemetery.
He was born at Concordia, Ill. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lee Sturgeon, Wewoka, Okla.; Mrs. Roy McGuire and Mrs. Will DeMott, Hopkins; Mrs. Dick Bugbee, Watonga, Okla.; two sons, Orville Filson, Wewoka, Okla., and Robert Filson, Jr., Hopkins; twenty-one grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, August 1, 1941, [p. 1]
J. W. Hall Dies
Former Hopkins Resident Dies at Kansas City
J. [ames] W. Hall who had been a resident of Hopkins until the past few years, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frederick Wooldridge of Kansas City. The body will be brought to Hopkins this afternoon.
He is survived by his daughter and one son, Frank Hall, of Kansas City.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, April 1, 1997
Jessie Holmes - Private graveside services for Jessie M. [ay] Holmes, 88, Springfield, Mo., formerly of the Hopkins area, were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 31, at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, with the Rev. David Kaster officiating.
Mrs. Holmes died Friday, March 28, 1997, at Marantha Village Care Center, Springfield.
Born Dec. 19, 1908, in Hopkins to John [Flowers] and Margaret Romang, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Holmes attended Hopkins area schools. She had been a resident of the Springfield area for five years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth Burns of Springfield; one sister, Hazel Parisi of Maryville; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Arrangements were under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.
Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, June 18, 1953, [p. 1]
Mrs. J. E. Hutcheson, 57, Dies After Long Illness
Mrs. Thomas E. Hutcheson, 57, 322 West Second Street, Maryville, died at 12:20 o'clock this morning at the St. Francis hospital, where she had been a patient for six weeks. She had been ill for a long time.
Born July 10, 1895 at Bolivar, Mo., Mrs. Hutcheson was married July 19, 1919, at Bedford to Mr. Hutcheson, who survives. She had lived in Maryville since 1942. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paul Wyman of Graham; a son, Harold Hutcheson, Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren; five brothers, Willis and Elbert Ephland, Nevada, Mo.; Guy and Gilbert Ephland, Harrisonville, Mo.; Earl Ephland, Denver, Colo.; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Ditto, Joplin, and Miss Maude Ephland and Mrs. George Unnewehr, both of Harrisonville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Price funeral home and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, July 24, 1919, p. 9
A Resident Here 40 Years
Early Sunday morning the news came of the passing of one of our oldest and best-known citizens, James A. Jackson, at his country home at the east edge of Hopkins. He had been in failing health for about two years.
James A. Jackson, son of William B. and Flavella Jackson, who for a time resided near Albany, Mo., was born in Brunswick County, Va., Feb. 23, 1843 and departed this life abut 4:30 a. m., July 13, 1919, aged 76 years, 4 months and 21 days. His parents moved from Virginia to Missouri and located near Albany when he was but 9 years of age. Later they moved to St. Joseph, Mo. He was married when a young man to Miss Minerva Shockley, a daughter of Lonsford Shockley who resided near Albany. To this union was born one child, Ollie V. Jackson, now deceased. The death of his first wife occurred at Hopkins March 1, 1904. He was married Nov. 1, 1904, to Dollie Chaney, daughter of D. [avid] L.[ewis] and Susan Chaney. This wife has six brothers and three sisters now living: W. [illiam] H. Chaney, Glen Elder, Kansas; S. [amuel] M., Galva, Iowa; G. [eorge] A. [rthur], Des Moines, Iowa, E. [lza] B. [unt] Atchison, Kansas; Richard and C. [harles] A.[llen] of Hopkins; Mrs. A. F. Luther, Bedford, Ia.; Mrs. Frank Abernathy, Trenton, Mo.; Gene [Jean] Chaney, Hopkins and Frank, deceased.---Hopkins Journal
Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, October 10, 1929, p. 5
Mrs. James A. Jackson
Mrs. James A. Jackson of Hopkins, Mo. passed away at her home Thursday, after an illness of two years with cancer. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. B. H. Harmon, pastor of the Christian church, of which she had been a member since early womanhood. Interment was made in the Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. Jackson was a sister of Mrs. A. F. Luther of this city.
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, December 28, 1993
Elizabeth King - Elizabeth B. King, 75, Maryville, died Sunday, December 26, 1993, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.
Born April 22, 1918 in Bedford, Iowa, to Elmer and Elsie Wilson Beauchamp, she was a retired teacher in the Taylor County, Iowa, rural school and homemaker.
She was a 1935 graduate of Bedford, Iowa, High School and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Rosanna Chapter No. 262 of Maryville.
She married Winfred B. King, Oct. 31,1942 in Maryville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son.
Survivors include three sons, Roger L, King, Plattsburg, Gary D. King, Marshalltown, Iowa, and Charles R. King, Maryville; one daughter, Linda Sue Bean, Alexander, Ind.; two sisters, Edna Barbour, Sheridan, Wyo., and Clarice Bartlett, Leroy, Kan.; one brother, Roy Beauchamp, Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held today at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, with the Rev. Sandra Monsees-Davis officiating.
Burial was at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.
Memorials may be sent to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children or the American Diabetes Association.
Services were under the direction of Price Funeral Home Inc., Maryville.
[KING, SARAH ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP]
Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, December 29, 1993
Elizabeth King - Services for Elizabeth King, 75, Maryville, were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1993 at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, with the Rev. Sandra Monsees Davis officiating.
Ms. King died Dec. 26, 1993 in Kansas City.
Pallbearers were Bill Harr, Kevin McMillen, Kenneth McMillen, Don Albright, Mike Albright and James Bartlett.
Anita Dew was the organist.
Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.
Services were under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Inc., Maryville.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, May 3, 1979
Services Held For Winfred King, 58
Winfred King, 58, of Maryville, Mo., died there April 18. Burial was at Hopkins, Mo., on April 23.
The son of Dale and Mary King of Lenox, he was born and grew up here.
He leaves his wife, Elizabeth, three sons, Gary, Charles and Roger; a daughter, Linda; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale King, and two brothers, Donald of Greeley, Colo.; and Billy of Huntsville, Ala.
[KING, WINFRED BERTRAM]
Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, April 19, 1979
Winfred King dies of asphyxiation
Winfred Bertrum King, 58, Maryville, who had been a co-owner of Condon's Corner Drug Store, died about 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Nodaway County Lake, south of Pickering.
Death was caused by asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning, according to Dr. R.E. Knapp, coroner.
Born Aug. 21,1920, in Taylor County, Iowa, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale B. King, who live at Lenox, Iowa. On Oct. 31, 1942, he was married at Maryville to Elizabeth Beauchamp, who survives.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the James Edward Gray American Legion Post, Nodaway Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and the fraternal Order of Eagles. King had been a Maryville resident 33 years.
Besides his wife of the home and parents, he is survived by three sons, Lt. (jg) Roger King, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va.; Gary King, Marshalltown, Iowa; and Charles King, Maryville; one daughter, Linda Bean, Anderson, Ind.; one grandson, four granddaughters; and two brothers, Donald King, Greeley, Colo., and Bill King, Huntsville, Ala. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Richard King.
Services are pending at Price Funeral Home.
Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, May 14, 1997
Maude M. Kreps - Maude M. Kreps, age 97 of Hopkins, Missouri passed away on May 8, 1997. She was born to Albert Hall and Elizabeth Flowers on February 24, 1900 in Taylor County, Iowa.
She was married to Lawrence Miller on September 23, 1918 in Bedford, Iowa and was later married to Ray Kreps on March 18, 1924 in Hopkins, Missouri.
She was a lifelong resident of the Hopkins area and was at Parkdale Manor Nursing Home in Maryville, MO when she passed away.
Maude received her GED diploma at the age of 76 and her family was quite proud of her accomplishment. She was a telephone operator and waitress and cook at the State Line Cafe.
Maude belonged to the Hopkins Christian Church, Hopkins, MO; the Maple Grove Club; Hopkins Senior Citizens; The Glen Ulmer American Legion Post Auxiliary, Hopkins, MO. Mrs. Kreps was instrumental in organizing the OATS bus organization in Hopkins serving as a board member and secretary of the organization.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, second husband (1952); one son, Galen Kreps Sr; two daughters, Elizabeth Dukes and Betty Morgan; one grandson, Richard Beezly; six brothers, two sisters and one great grandson, Philip Landess.
Survivors include three daughters, Ethelyn Sommer, Savannah, MO, Alice Cross and Donna Riley both of Hopkins, MO; one son, Charles Miller, San Lorenzo, California; many grandchildren; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; and great great nieces and great great nephews.
Mrs. Sommer and Charles Miller were the children of Mrs. Kreps first husband, Lawrence Miller.
[KREPS, MAUDE M. HALL MILLER]
Maryville Daily Forum, May 9, 1997
Maude Kreps - Maude M. Kreps, 97, Hopkins, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Parkdale Manor Nursing Home, Maryville.
Born Feb. 24, 1900, in Taylor County, Iowa, to Albert and Elizabeth Flowers Hall, she had worked as a telephone operator, waitress and cook at the State-Line Restaurant, Hopkins.
She married Lawrence Miller, Sept. 23,1918 in Bedford, Iowa, who preceded her in death. She married Ray Kreps, March 18, 1924, in Hopkins, who also preceded her in death.
A lifetime resident of the Hopkins area, Mrs. Kreps received her GED diploma at the age of 76. She and her family were quite proud of the accomplishment.
She was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church, Hopkins; the Maple Grove Club; Hopkins Senior Center; and the Glen Ulmer American Legion Post Auxiliary, Hopkins. She was instrumental in organizing the OATS bus organization in Hopkins, serving as a Board member and secretary of the group.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Galen Kreps Sr.; two daughters, Elizabeth Dukes and Betty Morgan; one grandson, Richard Beezley; six brothers; two sisters; and one great-grandson, Phillip Landess.
Survivors include the children from her first marriage, one son, Charles Miller of San Lorenzo, Calif., and one daughter, Ethelyn Sommer of Savannah, Mo.; the children of her second marriage, two daughters, Alice Cross of Hopkins, and Donna Riley of Hopkins; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kreps body will be taken to the Swanson-Price Chapel, Hopkins, after 5 p.m., Friday, May 9.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at Hopkins Christian Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. Royce Bounds officiating.
Mrs. Kreps body will lie-in-state from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., May 10, at the Hopkins Christian Church.
Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.
Arrangements are under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, November 27, 1952, p. 7
Ray Kreps Dies
Funeral services were held at the local Methodist church Sunday, 2 p. m., Nov. 23 for Ray Kreps, who passed away at his farm home, Thursday, Nov. 20. The Rev. C. V. Bittiker of Sheridan was in charge.
Mr. Kreps was born at Lincoln, Nebr., and was 54 years of age at the time of his death. Much of his life had been spent in this locality.
He is survived by his wife, Maude; four daughters, Mrs. James Wingel, Bedford; Mrs. Denzil Dukes, St. Joseph, Mo.; Miss Alice and Donna Kreps, of the home and one son Galen of the home; two step children, Charles Miller of Oakland, Calif., and Mrs. Walter Sommer of Seattle, Wash.; his mother, Mrs. Sarah June, Denton, Nebr., one brother and three sisters.
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, May 16, 1912, p. 6
Obituary – We received too late for publication last week a notice of the death of Mrs. Harmon Lowry, of Hopkins, who died very suddenly of heart failure. Mrs. Lowry's maiden name was Rebecca Redmon [Redman] and she came with her parents from Indiana to Taylor County when a girl. In 1884 she was married to Harmon Lowry and they have lived in and near Hopkins ever since. Mrs. H. [arriet] Mothershead of Ross Township is a sister, and she has another sister, Mrs. Tibbetts of Hopkins, who both survive her. She was a sister of Charles Redmon [Redman], for many years a resident of our community.
The funeral services were held at the home in Hopkins Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Taylor of the M. E. church, of which she was a member.
Mrs. Lowry was a woman whose character and disposition won for her a large circle of friends who will feel her loss deeply.
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, December 23, 1994
George McDonald - George Truman McDonald, 94, Gravity, Iowa, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1994, at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville.
Formerly a resident of Hopkins, Mr. McDonald married Verna Constance Neumeyer, Dec. 17,1956 in St. Joseph.
Mr. McDonald was born Sept 13, 1900, to John Calhoun McDonald and Cynthia Ann Casteel.
He moved from Hopkins to Gravity, Iowa, in 1985. He served in the U.S. Army During World War I.
Mr. McDonald was a retired electrician and a member of the Christian Church in Gravity, Iowa.
Mr. McDonald was survived by his wife, of the home; one daughter, Joan Marian Gann, Bedford, Iowa; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mr. McDonald was preceeded in death by one daughter, June Lee Jones; a son, George T. McDonald Jr, four brothers, Edward, Jesse, Harry and Tom McDonald; and two sisters, Pearl Elder and Faye Smith.
Visitation is anytime at Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24, 1994, graveside at Hopkins Cemetery. The Rev. Tracey Chamberlain will officiate.
[MCDONALD, GEORGE TRUMAN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, December 27, 1994
George McDonald - Graveside Services for George Truman McDonald, 94, Gravity, Iowa, were held Saturday, Dec. 24,1994, in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, with the Rev. Tracey Chamberlain officiating.
Mr. McDonald died Dec. 22,1994, in Maryville.
Pallbearers were Bobby Gann, Steve Petty, Lloyd Ambrose, Walter Brown, Hobert Briggs and Michael Probst.
Services were under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Inc., Maryville.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, July 16, 1942, p. 5
Former Resident Dies Body of Jesse Melick Brought to Hopkins for Burial
Funeral services were held Sunday evening after the arrival of the train for Jesse Melick, 62, who died suddenly at his home at Hemingford, Nebr., Friday, July 10. He was walking across his yard, when without any warning he fell dead.
Jess grew to manhood here, but was born at Garden City, Kansas. He moved to Nebraska thirty years ago.
He is survived by his wife, one son Frederick; one daughter, Lola Belle; two brothers, Wilbur of Stanberry, Russell of Hemingford, and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Hutcherson of Hopkins.
He was buried in the Hopkins cemetery beside his former wife, Grace Applegate. The services were conducted at the graveside by Rev. E. C. Gates.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 10, 1957, p. 2
HOPKINS --- Funeral services were held here Saturday at the Swanson Funeral Home for Walter Myers, who died at a hospital in St. Joseph Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Myers was a retired employee of the Burlington railroad coach yards. He was born in Nodaway County, Mo. the body was brought to the Swanson Funeral Home in Hopkins.
The Rev. Raymond Garrison pastor of the Hopkins Baptist church officiated at the service.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Myers; a son, John Myers of Kansas City, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Lasley of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Opal Williams and Mrs. Bert Eggers of Hopkins; three brothers, John Myers of Hopkins, Beryl Myers of Nebraska City, Nebr. and Percy Myers of Pacific Junction, Iowa; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
MYERS, WALTER LEE]
Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, January 4, 1957, p. 2
Former Hopkins Man Dies At St. Joseph
Walter Lee Myers, 75, formerly of Hopkins, died at 5:25 p. m. yesterday at a hospital in St. Joseph after a brief illness. He was a retired employee of the Burlington Railroad coach yards.
Mr. Myers was born Feb. 3, 1881, in Nodaway County. He lived at Hopkins until 14 years ago when he moved to St. Joseph. He was the son of the late William and Delila Miller Myers. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eva Myers, of the home; a son, John Myers, Kansas City; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hasley [Lasley], Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Opal Williams and Mrs. Bert Eggers, both of Hopkins, and three brothers, James Myers, Hopkins; Beryl Myers, Nebraska City, Neb., and Percy Myers, Pacific Jct., Ia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins. The Rev. Raymond Garrett will officiate and burial will be at the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, March 11, 1909, p. 4
D. [aniel] F. [oster] New, a pioneer of Hopkins, died last week, aged 82 years.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, June 2, 1949, p. 3
The body of Gern New, who died at his home in Colorado, arrived in Hopkins, his former home, Saturday for final rites. The service was Sunday, May 29, at the local Methodist church with J. Vernon Wheeler in charge. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, May 11, 1939, p. 8
Mrs. Ida New Dies
Funeral services were held at the Swanson Funeral Home Monday afternoon for Mrs. Ida New, who died at her home here early Sunday morning of heart trouble. She was sixty-nine years old and had lived her entire life around Hopkins and Bedford. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Will Whitten of Cameron, Mo., and one son, George Layton of Kansas City; three brothers, Howard Wolverton of Bedford, Cy Wolverton and Arch Wolverton of Hopkins. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, May 4, 1950, p. 7
John New Dies
John Wesley New died Wednesday, April 26 at the St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, where he had been a patient for one week. He entered the hospital after sustaining a broken hip.
Mr. New was 95 years old and was born in Indiana. He came to this vicinity when a young man. He was a teacher in the rural schools after receiving training at the Old Seminary in Maryville. He was owner of a clothing store in Hopkins at one time and later owned a variety store.
He is survived by a son Myrle, of Algona, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Goodrich and Mrs. Lettie Wilson of Hopkins; one brother, Frank New of Falls City, Nebr.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Swanson Mortuary, conducted by C. A. Abbott, pastor of the Christian church. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, July 31, 1941, p. 3
Mrs. New Succumbs
Hopkins Woman Dies After A Long Illness—Burial at St. Joseph
Services were held at the Methodist church Monday forenoon for Mrs. Frank New, Sr., who died at her home Friday afternoon, having been ill for some time.
She was born in St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 11, 1871, her maiden name being Miss Lillian Saxton. Her home was in St. Joseph until after her marriage.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Nicola of Falls City, Nebr., and Miss Corinne New of the home; two grandsons, Donald and Harry Nicola of Falls City.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul Barton and burial was in the Mount Moriah cemetery in St. Joseph. The local chapter of Order of Eastern Star conducted its ritualistic service at the grave.
Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, March 6, 1913, p. 8
Mrs. William New [Mary Regina Dillon] died at her home south of town last Friday night after an extended illness, leaving thirteen children to mourn her loss, besides her husband. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the M. E. church here by Rev. T. C. Taylor and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 25, 1945, [p. 1]
Killed In Combat
Mrs. Orville New of Parnell, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank New, Jr., of Hopkins, received word from the war department Friday, Jan. 19, that their husband and son, Pfc. Orville New, had been killed in combat service October 21, in Italy. They received notice at that time that he was missing in action. He had been in service twenty-five months, and overseas since March 1944. He was born in Hopkins 25 years ago. He was in the northwest a short time previous to his induction and while there was married to Miss Melba Burns of Parnell. He is survived by his wife and year-old son, Orville, Jr.; his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Clifford Pullen of Conway, Mrs. Melba Pullen and Miss Iola New of Bedford, and Miss Dorothy New of Hopkins; and one brother, Robert New of Hopkins.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, July 14, 1949, p. 6
Services For Pfc. New
Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon at the Hopkins cemetery for Pfc. Orville New, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank New of Hopkins. He was killed in action, October 21, 1944, in Italy, with the Fifth Army.
Private New was born in Hopkins and his life prior to his enlistment, was spent mostly in Hopkins. He was graduated from the Hopkins high school in 1939.
The Glen Ulmer American Legion Post No. 288 was in charge. The Rev. C. A. Abbott of the local Christian church officiated.
Survivors are his parents; a son, Orville, Jr.; a brother, Robert of the parental home; four sisters, Mrs. Melba Dawson, Miss Iola New of Bedford, Mrs. Viola Pullen of Conway and Mrs. Dorothy Pullen of Clarinda.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, June 2, 1949, p. 3
Frederick Olmsted Dies
Frederick L. Olmstead, 81, died at his home in southwest Hopkins Sunday morning, May 29. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Hopkins Methodist church with Rev. J. Vernon Wheeler officiating.
Mr. Olmsted was born in Marion County, Ohio, and came to this vicinity when fifteen years of age. He was one of the prominent farmers and stockmen of this community, until retiring a few years ago. He was a well-known breeder of thoroughbred Percheron horses.
He is survived by his wife; five sons, Clyde of Hopkins, Earl of Ottumwa, Iowa, Roy of Gooding, Idaho, Maurice of Chicago, Clarence of Lincoln; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Edminister (Neva) of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Mrs. Ora Friend (Hazel) of Hopkins; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, December 3, 1978
Harmon Reeder – Graveside services were conducted this morning at the Hopkins Cemetery for Harmon Reeder, 85, Maryville, who died Friday at the Nodaway Nursing Home following a long illness. The Rev. Joyce Young officiated.
Born July 24, 1894, at Hopkins, he was the son of the late Albert F. and Maggie Gladman Reeder. A former employee with the Kansas City Street Railway, American Express and Franklin Ice Cream, he had lived at the present residence since Dec. 9, 1933.
Surviving is a nephew, Fred Reeder, Oelwein, Iowa.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 31, 1952, p. 7
Former Resident Dies
Relatives from here attending the funeral of John [Henry] Schley, 68, in Kansas City, were a niece, Mrs. Kirk Nicholson, Mr. Nicholson and small son; a sister, Mrs. Charles Chaney; and a niece, Mrs. Bill Harnagel of Shambaugh.
Mr. Schley died Jan. 24. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon.
He is survived by his wife, the former Georgia Tatman, a native of Hopkins; the sister, Mrs. Chaney, and a grandson.
Burial was in Washington cemetery, Kansas City.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, July 11, 1985
Services in New York for Kirk E. Smith
Kirk E. [dwin] Smith, 75, of ½ Miller Street, Auburn, N.Y., died June 25, 1985 in Auburn Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Smith was born in Bedford, and has lived in Auburn for the past 10 years. Prior to that he lived in Port Byron, N.Y. He was employed until his retirement in 1972 by the town of Mentz Highway Department. In addition he had also been employed as the sexton of St. Peters Church in Auburn.
Surviving are: his wife, Mildred David Smith; two sons, William G. Smith, Sr. of Auburn and Carl E. Smith of Jordan, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Linda) Rooker of Port Byron, N.Y.; two brothers, Carl A. Smith of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Galen Smith of Montpelier, Idaho, four sisters, Mrs. Helen Spencer of Bedford, Mrs. Alice Tibbetts of Maryville, Mo., Mrs. Olive Wyckoff of Des Moines, and Mrs. Iva Ruth Saunders also of Bedford; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held June 27 at the Brew Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Neary, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Jordan, officiating. Interment was in Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood, N. Y.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 7, 1939, [p. 1]
Mrs. Kirk Smith, 21, And Baby, Succumb
Mrs. Kirk Smith, 21, died at the Sisters Hospital in St. Joseph, Tuesday, Sept. 5. A baby son also died at birth.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Bedford this afternoon, Thursday, conducted by Rev. Paul Barton, pastor of the Hopkins Methodist church, assisted by Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson, Bedford minister. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was the former Miss Lurlene Graham of New Market and was reared by her grandparents, the Grahams of just west of New Market. Her husband and the grandparents survive.
[SMITH, LURLENE LEWIS]
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 14, 1939, [p. 1]
Obituary – Mrs. Kirk Smith
Lurlene Lewis was born in Searcy, Arkansas, Nov. 18, 1917 and died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1939 at St. Joseph, Mo., at the age of 21 years, 9 months and 20 days.
After the death of her mother at the age of one year and a half her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Graham took her to New Market from Searcy, Ark., making their home there. She joined the Baptist church of New Market while young.
She was married to Kirk E. [dwin] Smith, Nov. 18, 1934. On March 27, 1937 a baby girl was born to them but passed on in a short time. On Sept. 4 she was taken to the St. Joseph hospital where a baby boy was born but lived only a few minutes.
She was always kind, loving and made friends wherever she went.
Left to mourn her loss are her husband Kirk E. Smith; her father Scott Lewis and step-mother Viola Hodges Lewis; two step-brothers, Neil and Clarence of Raloknob, Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Graham of New Market, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith and family of Bedford.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the Baptist Church in Bedford by Rev. Paul Barton of the Hopkins Methodist church, assisted by Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson of the Bedford Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery, with the body of the little child in its mother's arms.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, June 2, 1949, p. 3
Hopkins Farmer Dies
Ellsworth Thompson, 71, farmer residing west of Hopkins, died at his home Monday, May 23, following a heart attack. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church, with Rev. C. A. Abbott officiating. Surviving relatives are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. James Wagner of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Gerald Browing of Clearmont, Mo., Mrs. W. L. Watson of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Glendoen [Glendon] of the home. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, November 16, 1939, [p. 1]
Infant Son Dies Following Burns
Beryl [Lavon] Tibbetts, 15-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tibbetts of Hopkins, died about noon Wednesday at the St. Francis hospital in Maryville. The child was burned severely November 2 when he sat in a tub of water and clothes his mother had just boiled on the stove. He was taken to the hospital the following day.
Surviving, besides the parents, are two sisters; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Smith of Hopkins, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Melvina Tibbetts, also of Hopkins.
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, November 29, 1906, [p. 1]
Alex Townsend Dead
Alex Townsend, an old resident of Taylor County died Monday at his home about ten miles southwest of Bedford, aged about 60 years, of inflammation of the bowels. The funeral was held Wednesday and the burial took place at Hopkins.
Mr. Townsend was a highly respected resident of the county and a good neighbor, a kind and loving husband and father. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 10, 1952, [p. 1]
C. E. Townsend Died January 4
Charles E. Townsend, long-time resident of Taylor County, died at his home north of Bedford, Jan. 4 at the age of 80 years and 11 days.
Funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Monday afternoon, Jan. 7 conducted by Rev. Robt. M. Peters. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Charles Edward Townsend, son of Catherine and Alexander Townsend, was born Dec. 23, 1871, on a farm near Hopkins.
He was married to Grace E. Beauchamp, May 8, 1898, and to them were born three sons: Paul E. of Bedford, Earl A. at home, and Teddy, who died in infancy. Mrs. Townsend died May 28, 1940.
Besides his two sons, the daughter-in-law, Mrs. Paul E. Townsend, [words unreadable] one brother, Frank Townsend of Bedford; one half-sister, Mrs. Julia Smith of Bedford; one half-brother, Joseph Townsend of Creston.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, June 6, 1940, p. 2
Obituary – Mrs. C. E. Townsend
Grace Elizabeth Beauchamp, daughter of Sabry and Enoch Beauchamp, was born June 26, 1880 in Taylor County, Iowa, and died at her home north of Bedford Tuesday, May 28, 1940 at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 2 days.
She spent her entire life in Taylor County, Iowa and on May 8, 1898 she was married to Charles E. [dward] Townsend. To them were born three sons: Teddy who died in infancy; Paul E. Townsend of Bedford and Earl A. Townsend of the home.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, daughter-in-law, one grandson and one brother, Elmer Beauchamp of Bedford. There are also three half-brothers and two half-sisters; J. W. Beauchamp, John C. Beauchamp, and Emily Swaim of Twin Falls, Idaho; H. E. Bradley of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Alice Bradley of Bedford.
Mrs. Townsend had been in poor health for several years but was only ill a few hours at the last. She was a great lover of her home and will be greatly missed by her loved ones.
The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Max Buck. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 3, 1938, p. 2
Long Time Resident Dies
Mrs. A. [lexander] M. [athers] Townsend, 86, a resident of Hopkins for many years, died at 8:30 oÕclock Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard Smith, north of Hopkins, where she had made her home the last five years. She had been in ill health for a long period of time.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Mrs. Townsend was born Feb. 27, 1851, in Iowa, but had spent all of her life around Hopkins.
She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Smith; a son, Joe Townsend of Creston; and a half-brother, William Dwyer, living in Kansas.
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, March 21, 1907, [p. 1]
An Infant Passed Away
Teddy, the fifteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Townsend of Ross Township, died Friday morning of pneumonia fever. The little fellow was buried in the Hopkins cemetery Saturday. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the grief stricken parents.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, December 20, 1951, p. 2
Frank Whitney Dies
Funeral services were held Monday, 2 pm, for Frank Whitney, 83, who died Dec. 14 at St. Luke's hospital, Kansas City. L. B. Day of Maryville was in charge.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, December 16, 1943, p. 3
Mrs. Whitney Dies Had Resided in Hopkins For Forty Years
The death of Mrs. Frank Whitney, 78, occurred at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City Saturday evening. Mrs. Whitney was born in Illinois and had lived in Hopkins forty years.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, Gilbert of Sheridan, Mo., and Pvt. Lester Whitney of Fort Robinson, Nebr., two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Banta of Kansas City and Mrs. Ruth Reece of Maryville; one brother, Earnest Whitney of Thompson, Ill., and four grandchildren.
Services conducted by Rev. O. S. Lincoln were held at the Swanson Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, February 27, 1945, [p. 1]
John Worley Dies; Rites Will Be Held at Hopkins
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church at Hopkins for John Worley, 77-year-old retired farmer, formerly of Hopkins, who died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Guy Lewis of Beardstown, Ill., following a paralytic stroke.
The Rev. Dan R. Gott, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.
Born at Mount Pleasant, Ia., Mr. Worley had made his home at Hopkins since early childhood and had resided there continuously until a few years ago. His wife was the former Miss Lizzie Atteberry of Hopkins who died several years ago.
Other survivors include two sons, Lynn Worley, Beardstown, and George F. Worley, Hopkins; two sisters, Mrs. Irvin Hanna and Mrs. Ollie Bonar, Hopkins; one brother, Charles Worley, Bedford, and seven grandchildren.
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, April 3, 1980
Final Rites Held March 30 For Rolland Wolverton
Funeral services for Rolland Lee Wolverton, 72, of Bedford, were held March 30 in Shum Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating. Mr. Wolverton died in St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri, March 28, 1980. Interment was at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri.
Rolland Lee Wolverton, son of Arch B. Wolverton and Mary Alice Pickel Woiverton, was born in Hopkins, Missouri, December 15, 1907.
He lived in the Hopkins and Bedford vicinity where he attended the public school and was graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1925. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Oft November 29, 1930, he was united in marriage to Juanita Vella Warner at Blair, Nebraska, and they have resided on a farm southeast of Bedford, Iowa.
To this union two children were born, Twyla Lee Woiverton Young, who died in 1973 and Ronald Warner Woiverton.
Rollie was engaged in farming and beekeeping all of his life and he was well known in the area for the wonderful honey he, produced.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vella, of the home; his son, Ronald, and his wife, Caren, of Hopkins, Missouri; five grandchildren: Randy Maurice Young and his wife, Marjorie, of Clarinda, Iowa, Jeanne Lynn Ogden and her husband, Bill, of Hopkins, Missouri, Carla Rose Martin and husband, Curtis, of Hopkins, Missouri; Roeana Lee Thomas and husband, Jim, of Maryville, Missouri, and Riley Leedean Young of Hopkins, Missouri; five great grandchildren: Jimmy and Timmy Young, April Dawn Thomas, Amber Rose Martin and Brenda Lee Ogden; former son-in-law, Jack Young, and wife, Twila Rose; 2 brothers: Jackson Woiverton and his wife, Lillian, of So. Lake Tahoe, California and Ted Woiverton of Clarinda, Iowa; two sisters: Thelma Chilcote and her husband, Merrill, of St. Joseph, Missouri; Marguerite Salter and her husband, Bill, of Omaha, Nebraska; other relatives and a host of friends.
He was a kind and considerate husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.