Obituaries
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[BOOZE, CHARLES]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 29, 1932

Hopkins Resident Dies Unexpectedly

Funeral Services Held for Charles Booze at M. E. Church Yesterday

Funeral service for Charles Booze, 63, who died unexpectedly at his home in Hopkins about 6:30 o'clock Monday evening were held at the Methodist Episcopal church Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

He was born in Page County, Iowa, October 8, 1869, and came to Hopkins at an early age. February 27, 1895, he was married to Anna McAtee.

Surviving are the wife, one daughter at home, Voria, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Jasper Fine of Braddyville, Iowa, Mrs. William Gillispie of Clearmont, Mo., Christian Booze of Homestead, Okla.

Booze had been a retired farmer living in Hopkins for the past seven years. He died of heart trouble fifteen minutes after returning from his farm.

 

[BOOZE, ELTA ATTERBURY]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, November 27, 1972, p. 5

Mrs. Etta Booze died in Illinois

PLUM GROVE, Nov. 19 – M/M Jim Melvin received word Saturday of the death of Mrs. Melvin's mother, Mrs Elta Booze, of Monmouth, Ill. She was in the hospital in Monmouth. She was a long time resident of the Plum Grove community. The Melvins plan to attend the funeral Tuesday in Monmouth and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[BUTLER, CHARLES WILLIAM]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, January 1, 1951, [p. 1]

Charles William Butler Retired Merchant of Maryville Taken by Death Sunday Afternoon

Charles William Butler, resident of Maryville for 30 years, who would have been 78 years of age, Tuesday, Jan. 2, died at 2:30 oÕclock Sunday afternoon at the St. Francis hospital, where he was taken Saturday. He had been ill for six months.

Mr. Butler, retired merchant, was born in Illinois and was married to Miss Bertis Hann, who July 2, 1936. July 2, 1938 he was married to Mrs. Daisy Alexander, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Paul Yeaman of Omaha, Neb., one son, Wesley Butler, Yuba, Colo., four grandchildren and two brothers, Milton Butler, Chillicothe, Mo., and Thomas Butler, LaHarpe, Ill.

Funeral services will be held 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Price funeral home. No other details for the service have been made.

 

[CANTY, JERRY]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, May 11, 1979

Jerry Canty - Jerry Canty, 85, Hopkins, a retired United Telephone Co. employee, died this morning at St. Francis Hospital following a long illness.

Born Feb. 10,1894, at Buffalo, N.Y., he was married Dec. 24, 1927, at Hopkins, to Lucy Young, who survives. He was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of the Hiawatha, Kan. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Surviving is his wife residing at a nursing home at Hiawatha; three daughters, Isabel Blackney, Hopkins; Louise Brightwell, Tacoma, Wash.; and Dora Wolters, San Bernardino, Calif.; two sons, Bob Canty, Indio, Calif.; and Wayne Canty, Aurora, Ill.; and 16 grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery

 

[CANTY, JERRY]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, May 15, 1979

Services held Monday for Jerry Canty

Services were Monday at Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins, for Jerry Canty, Hopkins, who died Friday. Burial was in Hopkins Cemetery. The Rev. Joyce Young officiated.

Randy Peter played organ selections including "Amazing Grace" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee."

Pallbearers were George Mutti, John Pistole, Lee Wiseman, Landon Wallace, Charles Roush and Jim Gamel.

 

[CANTY, LUCY CORNELIA YOUNG]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, April 5, 1982

Lucy Cornelius Canty

HIAWATHA, Kan. - Lucy Cornelius Young Canty, formerly of Hopkins, died this morning at a nursing home, where she had lived for two years.

Born Feb. 19, 1905, in Hopkins, she was the daughter of Oliver and Sarah Hull Young. She married Jerry Canty in 1927, and he died in 1979. She was a member of the Hiawatha Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Isabel Blackney, Hopkins, Donna Walters, Monument, Colo., and Louise Brightwell, Tacoma, Wash.; two sons, Bob Canty, Indio, Colo., Wayne Canty, Aurora, Ill.; a brother, Byron Young, Hopkins; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services are pending at Price Funeral Home.

[Same obituary was published in the Hopkins Journal, April 7, 1982.]

 

[CANTY, LUCY CORNELIA YOUNG]

Maryville Daily Forum

Canty service held,

HOPKINS — Services for Lucy C. Canty, Hiawatha, Kan., who died Monday, were Thursday at Swanson-Price Funeral Home with the Rev. John Shipley officiating.

Margaret Florea was organist. Mike, Robert and Wayne Canty, Ed Blackney Sr. and Jr. and Tom Wolters were pallbearers. Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery

 

[COMBS, GLENNA AGNES GRAY]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, September 18, 1947, p. 11

Mrs. John Combs

Glenna Agnes Combs, daughter of Martin and Lucinda Gray, was born Jan. 26, 1882, on a farm near Clearmont, Mo., and died Aug 29, 1947, at the St Francis hospital in Maryville.

She was united in marriage to John Combs of Clearmont on Aug 10, 1901 who survives her. To this union two daughters were born, Neva, who is now Mrs. Lee Culver of Blanchard and Golda M who is Mrs Giles Smith of Maryville.

In early life Mrs Combs was united with the Prairie Temple rural church east of Clearmont.

She lived on a farm in the Clearmont vicinity until 1927, when she moved to a farm near Blanchard. She lived in Blanchard at the time of her death.

Besides her husband and two daughters, she is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. James Brownlee of Blanchard and Giles Junior Smith of Maryville; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Orme, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs Lee Blaine, Los Angeles, Calif; Mrs. George Ripley, Clearmont; three brothers, Ira Gray, Hopkins; Neal Gray, Clarinda; M C Gray of Clearmont and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were conducted Aug 31 at the Methodist church in Clearmont by Rev Paul C Paschal, pastor of the Elmo Methodist church. Music was furnished by John Hood, accompanied by Mrs Glen McMaster. Burial was in Hazel Dell cemetery.

[COOK, LELA ROBBINS]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 5, 1933, p. 2

HOPKINS

Mrs. D. W. Cook, 33, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [acob] D. [aniel] Robbins of Hopkins, died Sunday at her home in New York City. The funeral services were held in New York City and the body was cremated. She is survived by her husband, a daughter Joanne and a son William Robbins, six weeks old. Also by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. [acob] D. [aniel] Robbins, a sister, Mrs. Luther Cook of Hopkins and a brother, Russell Robbins of Los Angeles, Calif.

Mrs. J. D. Robbins went to New York City this week to attend the funeral of her daughter, Mrs. D. W. Cook.

[COOK, LELA ROBBINS]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 5, 1933, p. 6

SIAM

Former Resident Dies

Mrs. Leila [Lela] Cook, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [acob] D. [aniel] Robbins of Hopkins died Sunday morning at Patton, N. J. she had been ill only a short time and her death came as a shock to relatives and friends. She was born at Siam and has many friends here. She leaves a baby boy about five weeks old, a daughter, Joan, 7, and her husband, D. Worley Cook, besides her relatives here and at Hopkins.

[COOK, LELA ROBBINS]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 12, 1933, p. 3

HOPKINS

Former Resident Dies

Body of Mrs. D. W. Cook Brought To Hopkins for Burial

Funeral services were held at the Christian church Saturday afternoon for Mrs. D. W. Cook, whose body was brought from her home at Radburn, N. Y. Her mother, Mrs. J. D. Robbins, attended the funeral at Radburn and accompanied the body here. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

[COWEN, GLADYS M. CHURCHILL]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, November 2, 1967, p. 3

Final Rites Held In Hopkins For Mrs. Harry Cowen

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry (Gladys M.) Cowen, 75, of Fort Morgan, Colo., were held in Fort Morgan October 24 and at the Swanson Funeral Home in Hopkins on October 26 with Rev. Gerald Sappington officiating. Mrs. Cowen died October 23, 1967 at Fort Morgan where she had resided the past 28 years. Interment was at the Hopkins Cemetery.

Mrs. Cowen, a former resident of the Hopkins vicinity, had lived in the Mt. Vernon district southeast of Hopkins for 17 years.

She was born April 10, 1892, at Hopkins, the daughter of Harve and Nancy Routh Churchill. She lived in this area until 1939 when she moved to Fort Morgan, following the death of her husband, Harry Cowen, on April 20, 1939.

Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Murphy, Fort Morgan and Mrs. Coryl Wolverton, Lincoln, Nebr., two sons, Russell Cowen, Bedford, and Harry J. Cowen, Gotebo, Okla., one brother, Lloyd Churchill, Ft. Morgan; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

[COWEN, HARRY RAYMOND]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, April 27, 1939, [p. 1]

Cowan of Sheridan Is A Suicide

Despondent over ill health, Harry R. [aymond] Cowan [Cowen], 50, committed suicide by hanging himself with a hay rope in the barn at his home, east of Sheridan, Mo., Thursday forenoon. His body was found by his wife about 11 o'clock, only a short time after the couple had returned from a trip to town.

Mr. Cowan was born at Hopkins and had resided in Nodaway and Worth counties all of his life.

He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. Howard Wolverton of Lewis, Iowa, Russell, Junior and Phyllis Cowan of Sheridan; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mary Cowan of Fort Morgan, Colo., two sisters and five brothers.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Hopkins Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Paul Barton. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

[COWEN, MARY EMMALINE ROE]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 9, 1958, p. 6

SHERIDAN – Former Resident Dies

Russell Cowen received word Dec. 28 that his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Rowe [Roe] Cowen, 93, of Fort Morgan, Colo., died in the hospital there where she had been a patient for some time having suffered a stroke. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 30 with burial in the Fort Morgan cemetery.

[DEWOLF, ANN E. SARGENT]

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, January 6, 1916, p. 8

Hopkins

The funeral services of Mrs. Titus DeWolf, who died at her home west of town, were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Gilbert Cox of Maryville conducting the services. Burial at Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. DeWolf was only sick a few hours, death being from heart failure caused by an attack of acute pneumonia. Besides her aged husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bert Blackney, who was with her at the time of death, and Mrs. John Wescott of Cleveland, Ohio, who arrived in Hopkins Sunday morning. Dr. D. A. Sargent of Hopkins is a brother of the deceased.

[FALKNER, EMMA JANE OCKERMAN]

Blockton News, January 4, 1934, [p. 1]

Mrs. Emma Falkner Dead

Mrs. Emma Jane Falkner, 74 years old, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. W. Ross Campbell, 425 South Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. E. V. Williams of the home; a son, C. V. Falkner, Paola, Kansas; a sister, Mrs. Putnam Brott, Wichita, Kansas, and two brothers, Simpson Ockerman, Ponca City, Ok., and J. W. Ockerman, Yuba City, Cal. Funeral services were held at the Forster chapel, 918 Brooklyn avenue, at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday. Burial will be in Parnell, Mo.

[FARQUHAR, JUANITA ROBERTA GARNER]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Juanita Farquhar

Juanita Roberta (Garner) Farquhar, age 82, of St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of Essex, Iowa, died Monday, November 19, 2001, at the Beverly Manor Care Center, St. Joseph, Missouri, where she had lived for the past two years. Funeral services were held 1:00 p. m. Friday, November 23, 2001, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Dean Swenson and Vernon Spinner officiating. Visitation with the family was held 7-8:30 p. m., Thursday, November 22, 2001 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Workman Chapel Cemetery, Nodaway County, Missouri. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's Association for research. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home Clarinda, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

Juanita was born in Nodaway County, Missouri on April 1, 1919, to Pearl Henry Garner and Luda Evalina (Asher) Garner. Juanita lived in the Hopkins and Clearmont, Missouri areas and then in College Springs, Shenandoah and Essex, Iowa before moving to St. Joseph, Missouri. In December of 1935, at Maryville, Missouri, she married Wayne Farquhar who survives of the home. Juanita was a homemaker and also worked at the Henry Field Seed and Nursery Company in the greenhouse and catalog departments. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening (flowers), music and collecting rocks. Juanita was an undenominational Christian.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Harold Garner and Ross Garner and one sister; Bessie Beason. Survivors include her husband Wayne Farquhar of the home, three daughters: Betty Mead and husband Oren of St. Joseph, Missouri, Sally Forbes and husband Jack of St. Joseph, Missouri, Garnet Mead and husband Eldon of Helena, Missouri, son; Curtis Farquhar and wife Wanda of Shenandoah, Iowa, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sisters; Louie Pierson Shaw of Barnard, Missouri and Rose Bagly of Bedford, Iowa, and brother; Lester Garner of Graham, Missouri.

[FARQUHAR, RUSSELL WAYNE]

Clarinda Herald-Journal, Wednesday, October 13, 2004, p. 4

Wayne Farquhar

Russell Wayne Farquhar, age 88, of St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of Essex, Iowa, passed away from this life Saturday, October 9, 2004, at Heartland East Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri, surrounded by the love of his family. Funeral services were held 2:00 p. m., Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Bruce Van Stelton officiating, assisted by Vernon Spinner and Jack Henry. Visitation with the family was 7-8:30 p. m., Monday, October 11, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Workman Chapel Cemetery, Nodaway County, Missouri. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Russell Wayne Farquhar was born to James Ewing and Delora Etta (Golay) Farquhar on February 8, 1916, near Hopkins, Missouri. On December 31, 1935, he married Juanita Garner at Maryville, Missouri. She preceded him in death November 19, 2001. Wayne was a farmer and also a supervisor of the nursery department of Henry Field Nursery. He was a musician and enjoyed playing the guitar and mandolin. Wayne especially enjoyed his family.

Preceding Wayne in death were his parents; wife, Juanita; son-in-law, Oren Mead; brothers: Lee Farquhar, Mike Farquhar; sisters; Lila Morehouse, Bess Marriott, and Edna Ray. Survivors include his daughters: Betty Mead of St. Joseph, Missouri, Sally Forbes and husband Jack of St. Joseph, Missouri, Garnet Mead and husband Eldon of Helena, Missouri; son, Curtis Farquhar and wife Wanda of Shenandoah, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

[FLOREA, NOBLE DEWAYNE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, January 27, 1994

Services for Nobel D. Florea, 87, Wichita Falls, Texas, were held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994 at Swanson Price Chapel, Hopkins, with Pastor Lynn Taylor officiating.

Mr. Florea died Jan. 19, 1994 in Wichita Falls.

Ellen Brand was the organist and Richard and Lois Brand were the vocalists.

Burial was in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Services were under the direction of Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins.

[FLOREA, NOBLE DEWAYNE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, January 21, 1994

Noble Florea

Nobel DeWayne Florea, 81, Wichita Falls, Texas, formerly of the Maryville and Hopkins areas, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994 at Wichita General Hospital, Wichita Falls.

Born March 21, 1912 in Kansas City, Kan. to Everett and Sadie Killan [Killam] Florea, he was a retired farmer.

He was married to Myra Marie Fine.

Mr. Florea was a member of the Church of God - Seventh Day, Wichita Falls.

Survivors include: his wife of the home; two sons, Rollie Florea, Wichita Falls, Texas and Gale Florea, St. Louis; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Swanson-Price Chapel, Hopkins.

Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Services are under the direction of Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins.

[FLOREA, ORLIN ELBERT]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 5, 1992

Orlin Florea

Services for Orlin E. [lbert] Florea, 79, Hopkins, were held Sunday, October 4, 1992 at Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. Kent Mercer officiating.

Mr. Florea died Oct. 1 in Maryville.

Pallbearers were Dan King, Eldon Hart, Sam Florea, Marvin Florea, Phillip Cooper and Roy Donald Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers were Phillip King and Forrest Dean Hinton.

Mrs. Eldon Asbell served as organist with Gilbert Whitney as vocalist.

Burial was at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Services were under the direction of Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins.

[FRIEND, BONNIE BERNIECE GRAY]

Maryville Daily Forum

Friday      January 24, 1992

Bonnie Friend

Bonnie B. [erniece] Friend, 82, Maryville, died Sunday, Jan. 26 at St. Francis Hospital. 

She was born July 31,1909 in Page County, Iowa, to George [Estel] and Phemie [Clotilda] Roush Gray.

On Oct. 12, 1926 she married Elmer Friend.

Mrs. Friend was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, two daughters, two brothers and four grandchildren.

Survivors include four daughters, Ruth Barcus, Maryville, Neola Perry, Essex, Iowa, Lola Marie Steeve, Hopkins and Violet Williams, Clarinda, Iowa; two sons, Delmer Friend and Billie Friend, both of Des Moines, Iowa; two brothers, Alvin Gray, Hopkins and Glen Gray, Newhall, Calif.; two sisters, Elva Knierim, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Fern Jones, Dickerson, Texas; 29 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda.

Burial will be at Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa.

[HAMM, CHARLES]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, December 29, 1932

HOPKINS

Chas. Hamm Found Dead Funeral Services Held Tuesday---Burial at Hopkins

Charles Hamm, 67, was found dead in bed at his home in Hopkins about 10 o'clock Sunday morning. His failure to appear at the Meadows home, where he was to have Christmas dinner, led Tom Meadows to go to his home and investigate. Mr. Hamm lived alone. He had been in ill health, but was able to be down town Saturday. The funeral was held at the Swanson Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. Howard Thompson. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

He is survived by five daughters and three sons. They are Mrs. Glen Bradley, Clarinda; Mrs. Byron Meadows, Hopkins; Mrs. Leslie Campbell, Salina, Kans., Mrs. Ruth Johnson, Wadena, Minn.; Mrs. Hallie Faulkner, Salina, Kans.; Phillip Hamm, Joplin, Mo.; Raymond Hamm and Earl Hamm of St. Joseph, Mo.

[HAMM, CHARLES ALLEN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, December 27, 1932, [p. 1]
Charles Hamm Is Found Dead in Hopkins Home
Charles Hamm, 67, brother of Mrs. Charles Butler of this city, was found dead in bed at his home in Hopkins about 10 o’clock Sunday morning. His failure to appear at the Meadows home where he was to have Christmas dinner led Tom Meadows to go to the home and investigate. Mr. Hamm lived alone. A heart attack is attributed as the cause of his death. Mr. Hamm had been feeling ill of late, but was able to go downtown Saturday.

Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock this afternoon at Swanson’s Funeral Home in Hopkins, Rev. J. Howard Thompson, pastor of the M. E. church, officiated. Burial was in Hopkins cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters and three sons. They are Mrs. Glen Bradley, Clarinda, Ia.; Mrs. Byron Meadows, Hopkins; Mrs. Leslie Campbell, Salina, Kan.; Mrs. Ruth Johnson, Wadena, Minn.; Mrs. Hallie Faulkner, Salina, Kan.; Philip Hamm, Joplin, Mo., and Raymond and Earl Hamm, both of St. Joseph.

[HANNA, CHARLES, SR.]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, November 24, 1932

HOPKINS

Charles Hanna Sr., Rites Held

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Hanna Saturday afternoon for Charles Hanna, Sr., who died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon while husking corn. He was 58 years old.

Mr. Hanna was born at LaSalle Ill., and came to Hopkins when five years old, where he had since resided. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Stine of Mountain View, Okla.; three brothers, Evans Hanna of Los Angeles, Calif.; Irvin Hanna and William Hanna of Hopkins.

 

[HENSLEY, HULDAH DEMOTT]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, December 19, 1995

Huldah Hensley

Huldah Hensley, 92, Lakewood, Colo., formerly of Hopkins, died Saturday, Dec. 16,1995,at St. Anthony's Hospital, Denver, Colo.

Born April 21,1903, in Hopkins, to John William and Bertha Filson DeMott, she had retired as a sales clerk for a dry goods store.

She married Ora Reid Hensley, in Bedford, Iowa, June 5,1922.

Mrs. Hensley was a graduate of Hopkins High School and a member of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one sister, Inez Winn; and three brothers, Henry DeMott, Harry DeMott and George DeMott.

Survivors include one son, Bill Hensley of Lakewood, Colo.; one sister, Pauline Rolfe of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Albert DeMott of Bella Vista, Ark.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Swanson-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Hopkins.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, at Swanson-Price Chapel, Hopkins, with the Rev. David Kaster officiating.

Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

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

[HOPPLE, ALONZO MERION]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 9, 1958, p. 6

HOPKINS – Funeral services were held here Monday, Jan. 6 for Alonzo M.[erion] Hopple, 79, who died Saturday morning after a short illness. Rev. A. V. Hart, pastor of the Hopkins Christian church, was in charge of the services with burial in Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Hopple spent sixty years in the Hopkins vicinity. He died at Merney, Nebr.

He is survived by five brothers, Ben and Fred of Hopkins, Charles of Monet, Mo., Ray of Grubville, Mo., and Perney of Indianola, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Maude Stringer of Hopkins.

His wife, Margaret, died in 1919.

 [HORN, JOHN STEED, JR.]

Clarinda Herald Journal, October 11, 2000

John Horn - John Horn was born July 1, 1920, and passed away October 6, 2000, at his home in Sheridan, M0 after a long illness.

John was born to John Steed Horn and Rose Alpha Williamson Horn in Lamar, MO. He was. a graduate of Hopkins High School, class of 1937, Hopkins, MO. He was a lifelong farmer and lived on the same farm since 1946. He was united in marriage to Lora Madge Sharr on March 30, 1940, in Maryville, MO. He was a member of Wray Memorial Methodist Church, Hopkins, MO.

John is survived by his wife Madge of their home in rural Sheridan, MO; two daughters, Delsa Horn Hildebrandt, Falls Church, VA; Roberta Jean Horn Carmichael, Hopkins, MO; and one son, James Lowell Horn, Kearney, MO; three grandchildren, Lara Rose Larabee, Pickering, MO; Kenneth Wayne Horn, Clinton, MO; and Rhonda Lynn McGinness, Independence, MO; three great grandchildren, Brittany, Jonathan and Justin Horn; three sisters, Ella Jane Bartlett, Topeka, KS; Marie Rice, St. Joseph, MO, and Ruth Foxworthy, Warsaw, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Loring and Henry Ervin Horn, five, sisters, Louise Whittlesey, Leola Horn, Marguerite Jones, Gladys Jones, and Mabel Mozingo; and an infant son, Kenneth Wayne Horn.

Services for John Horn were held October 9, 2000, at 2:00 p. m. at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church with Reverend Susan Stowers Noakes and Joyce E. Nicholas officiating. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery in Hopkins, MO, Visitation was October 8, 2000, at the Swanson-Price Chapel. Hopkins, MO from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church.

[JACKSON, ANNETTE JESSELYN CROWE]

Hopkins Journal, Wednesday, March 23, 1994

Annette Jackson

Annette Jesselyn Jackson, 73, Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Hopkins, passed away Thursday, March 17, 1994 in Springfield, Missouri.       

Born on March 7, 1921 in Kansas City, MO. to William Carleton and Emma Burgess Crowe, she was a schoolteacher in the Bedford, Iowa Community School District.

She was married to "Mac" Jackson on January 21, 1946 in St. Joseph, MO.

Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Mike Jackson of Springfield, and Don Jackson of Kansas City, MO.; and one daughter, Emma Lee Jackson Hurst of Forsyth, MO.

Visitation was held from 7:00 to 8.00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20th at Johnson Funeral Home in Maryville, MO.

Services were on Monday, March 21, 1994 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins. Rev. Larry Maxwell officiated.

Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southwest Missouri or to the Lions Club.

Services were under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Home, Maryville.

[JACKSON, ANNETTE JESSELYN CROWE]

Mary Daily Forum, Thursday, March 24, 1994

Annette Jackson

Services for Annette Jesselyn Jackson, 73, Nixa, were held Monday, March 21,1994 at United Methodist Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. Larry Maxwell, the Rev. Bill Koch and the Rev. Bob Randleman.

Ms. Jackson died March 17,1994 in Springfield.

Pallbearers were John Bush, Noel Ferguson, Russell Cross, Fred Jackson, Floyd Beason, and Roger Shephard.

Honorary Pallbearers were George Mutti, W. A. "Rube" Turner, Wayne Borning, Dick Burton, Robert Jackson, Earl Rosecrans, Lee Moeller and Byron Stites.

Organist was Margaret Florea and Terri McKee is the vocalist.

Burial was in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Services were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Homes, Maryville.

[JEFFERS, BOYD WILLIAM]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, December 15, 1983, p. 8

Boyd Jeffers funeral Saturday

Boyd Jeffers, 86, of Clarinda, died Wednesday at the Colonial Manor in Corning where he had been since November of 1982.

He was born July 7, 1897, in Hopkins, Mo, the son of James and Maggie Jeffers. During his life he worked for Taylor County on the bridge crew, farmed for a time and worked as a dock foreman for Watson Freight Lights until he retired in 1961. He served in W. W. II

He is survived by a brother, Coy Jeffers of Siam, and a sister, Clara Miller of Clarinda. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Dick, Sam, Ray, Rol and Roy and a sister, Katie.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 am at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Joed Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[JEFFERS, BOYD WILLIAM]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, December 22, 1983, p. 2B

SIAM – The funeral of Boyd Jeffers, brother of Coy Jeffers, was held Saturday at the Walker Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery. M/M Coy Jeffers were unable to attend, so after the funeral, some of the folks came to the Jeffers home and had prayers with them. Those who came were Rev. Joedd Miller of Phoenix, Az, who is a nephew of Coy and Boyd; Clara Miller, M/M Joe Updike of Clarinda, Michael Terry of Tarkio, Mo, Larry Cimock of Creston, M/M Kenneth Haughland and daughter of Radcliffe, Ia. Rev. Miller led the group in prayer.

 

 [JEFFERS, RAY]

Clarinda Herald Journal, September 4, 1978, p. 16

Ray Jeffers, 76, Hopkins native

Ray Jeffers, 76, of Clarinda died Thursday night here following a long illness.

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

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

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

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

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

[JEFFERS, JAMES EDWARD]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 5, 1943, p. 8

James Jeffers – James Edward Jeffers, son of Benjamin and Susan Jeffers, was born at Hurricane Grove in Grant County, Wis., December 21, 1866, and departed from this life July 18, 1943, at the age of 76 years, 6 months, 27 days. His early life and boyhood was spent in Wisconsin and he was reared in the Catholic faith. At the age of 24 he came to Clarinda and worked at the state institution, which was then just new.

He was united in marriage to Maggie Belle Jeffers November 27, 1890, at Bedford, Iowa. To this union were born nine children, including triplets. Ray [Roy], one of the triplets, died in infancy. Those left to mourn his departure include his wife and eight children. The children are Coy of Lenox, Loy B of San Diego, Calif, Floyd of Shambaugh, Boyd of Bedford, Ray and Rol of New Market, Mrs. Clyde McGinnis of Omaha, Nebr., and Mrs. Floyd Miller of Clarinda; also 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and also a host of friends.

His married life was spent on a farm in the Siam neighborhood, except the last ten years he has been with his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Miller, in Clarinda. Mr. Jeffers was a very active man, kind and good to his friends and neighbors, also a kind and loving father.

Those coming from a distance for the funeral were Mrs. Pearle Yacks, a niece, from Detroit, Mich. and Loy B. Jeffers from San Diego, California.

Services were held Friday afternoon, July 23, at Walker Funeral Home, Father Paul Marasco in charge of the services. Music was furnished by Miss Mary Marasco and Mrs Max Ulrich at the piano. Pallbearers were Clem and Verne Jeffers, Paul Savage, Fred Henderson, Ted Miller, and Claude Adams. His body was laid to rest in the family lot at Hopkins, Mo.

[KEATS, ARTHUR JOHN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, July 14, 1983

Arthur Keats - Arthur J. [ohn] Keats, 84, died Wednesday (July 13,1983) at St. Francis hospital,

Born Feb. 9, 1899, in Hopkins, he was the son of John and Carrie Coomer Keats. He married Bertha W. Clymens in 1961 and was a retired farmer and member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife; two brothers, Charles and Galen Keats, Hopkins; a sister, Gladys Melvin, Maryville; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home with burial in Hopkins Cemetery in Hopkins.

[KEATS, ARTHUR JOHN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, July 18, 1983

Keats service held

Services for Arthur Keats, Maryville, who died Wednesday, (July 13, 1983) were Saturday at Price Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Webb officiating.

Mrs. Eldon Asbell was organist, and Dan Cornelison sang.

Pallbearers were Freeman Barnes, W.A. Turner, Jessie Everhart, Orlen Florea, Hafton Burch and James Barcus. Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[KEATS, CARRIE ADELIZA COOMER]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, November 3, 1949, p. 7

HOPKINS

Mrs. Carrie Keats dies

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2 at the Hopkins Christian Church, for Mrs. Carrie Keats, 78, who passed away Sunday, October 30 at Clarinda. Mrs. Keats was born in the vicinity of Hopkins and her entire life was spent here. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vern Melvin (Gladys) of Hopkins; three sons, Galen, Charles and Arthur, all of Hopkins; two sisters, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren.

Rev. O. S. Lincoln of Pickering had charge of the services, assisted by the local pastor, Rev. C. A. Abbott. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

[KEATS, CARRIE ADELIZA COOMER]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 31, 1949, [p. 1]

Mrs. John Keats, Hopkins, Dies at Age of 78 Years

Mrs. John Keats, age 78, died Sunday morning in a hospital in Clarinda, Ia., after a lingering illness. She was a life-long resident of the Hopkins community.

Mrs. Keats, the former Miss Carrie Komer, was born four miles south of Hopkins. Her husband died in 1942.

Survivors included three sons, Arthur and Galen Keats, Hopkins, and Charles Keats, Sheridan, and two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Harris, Stockton, Calif., and Mrs. Roy Moore, Kooskia, Idaho.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church in Hopkins.

[KEATS, JOHN]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 15, 1942, p. 3

John Keats Succumbs

John Keats, a farmer residing northeast of Hopkins, died at a hospital in St. Joseph following an operation, Oct. 5. Mr. Keats was born at Harwell, England in 1859, being 83 years old. He had resided here the past forty-five years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Keats; three sons, Arthur and Charles, of Hopkins, and Galen in the Untied States Army at Ft. Knox, Ky; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Davis of Hopkins; and three grandchildren. One grandson, Donald Davis is in the army at Camp Swift, Texas.

Services were held Thursday afternoon at the Christian church with the pastor Rev. O. S. Lincoln officiating. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

[KEATS, JOHN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, October 6, 1942, [p. 1]

John Keats of Hopkins Dies at Age of 83 Years

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Christian church in Hopkins for John Keats, 83 years of age, a resident of Hopkins community about forty-five years, who died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon in a St. Joseph hospital following an operation. Re. Orlo Lincoln, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Keats was born August 3, 1859, at Harwell, England, and had been a farmer most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Keats, of the home; three sons, Arthur and Charles Keats, Hopkins, and Gaylen Keats, who is with the United States Army at Fort Knox, Ky.; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Davis, Hopkins; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. One grandson, Donald Davis, is in the army service stationed at Camp Swift, Tex.

[KEATS, JOHN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, October 9, 1942, p. 6

HOPKINS

Funeral services were held Thursday at the First Christian church for John Keats, 83-year-old resident of Hopkins, who died Monday afternoon at a hospital in St. Joseph following an operation. The service was conducted by the Rev. O. S. Lincoln. Music was furnished by Mrs. O S Lincoln and Mrs. Glen Florea. Pall bearers were Alec Hymbaugh, Elmer Beauchamp, Fred Gray, Lew Coleman, Ira Gray and Sam Cook. Burial was in Hopkins cemetery.

[LAMB, LYDIA DYE]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 8, 1932

SHERIDAN

Mrs. Lydia Lamb Dies

Mrs. Lydia Lamb of Pasadena, Calif., was drowned Sunday, Aug. 28, when she fell from a speedboat near Los Angeles. Mrs. Lamb was a sister of Hurley Dye of Sheridan. She is also survived by her husband and three sons.

[LUNTE, AGNES ELLEN SCANE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, December 28, 1942, [p. 1]

Pickering Postmistress Dies at Age of 71 Years

Mrs. Agnes Ellen Lunte, 71 years of age, postmistress at Pickering, died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at her home there following an illness of a year and a half.

She was born December 24, 1871, at Maryville, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Scane, and was married to C. H. Lunte, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Lunte, who was a member of the Methodist church of Pickering, had resided there forty-five years. She had been postmistress several years and was to have retired January 1.

She is survived by two daughters, Misses Ruth and Hulda Lunte, of the home; one brother, George Scane, Loveland, Colo., and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Hatfield, Bedford, Ia.

Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery, but other funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

[LUNTE, AGNES ELLEN SCANE]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, December 31, 1942, p. 2

Pickering Postmaster Dies

Mrs. Agnes Ellen Lunte, 71, postmaster at Pickering, died at her home Monday after an illness of several months. She had been postmaster for several years and was to have retired January 1. Mrs. Lunte was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Scane of Maryville, and a sister of Mrs. Elmer Hatfield of Bedford. Other surviving relatives are two daughters and a brother.

[LUNTE, CHRISTINA RUTH]

Hopkins Journal, Thursday, October 14, 1981

Christina Ruth Lunte

Christina Ruth Lunte, 83, died Oct. 6 at the Maryville Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was born Dec. 19, 1897, in Pickering, the daughter of C. H. Lunte and Agnes E. Siane [Scane] Lunte. She had lived in the center since July 1977 and was a member of the Barnard United Methodist Church.

 Services were held Thursday at Price Funeral Home. Burial was at the Hopkins Cemetery. She is survived by two cousins, Flora Eigenruck and Belmont Pieper, Eddyville, Iowa.

[LYLE, EDITH LILLIAN JONES]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Wednesday, December 11, 2002, p. 4

Edith L. Lyle

Edith L. [illian] Lyle, 95, of Burlington Junction, Missouri passed away early Monday morning, December 2, at Parkdale Manor Care Center, Maryville, Missouri.

She was born September 19, 1907, to Samuel Austin and Mary Loretta Graves Jones near Burlington Junction. She graduated from the Burlington Junction High School in 1925 and attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. She taught in several rural schools of the area before she became a homemaker.

She married Raymond H. [arold] Lyle, October 20, 1928, at Winterset, Iowa. She was a member of First Christian Church, Burlington Junction and the CC Club, Burlington Junction.

She is survived by two sons, Sam Lyle and his wife, Joetta and Roy Lyle and his wife, Julia; both Burlington Junction; a son-in-law, Lewis Brown, Elmo, Missouri; sister, Mildred Carpenter, St. Peters, Minnesota; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, her husband, two daughters, Mary Ellen Lyle and Sharon Brown.

Services were planned for Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at the First Christian Church, Burlington Jct., Missouri. Burial was at the Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction. Visitation was held Tuesday evening 7 to 8 PM at the funeral home.

Arrangements under direction of Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel, Burlington Junction.

[MENDENHALL, ELAM K.]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, April 8, 1949, [p. 1]

Elam K. Mendenhall Dies at Home in Hopkins

Elam K Mendenhall, age 70, died at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home in Hopkins. He had been a retired farmer, laborer and recently caretaker at the Hopkins cemetery,

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Hopkins Methodist church of which he was a member. The Rev. Vernon Wheeler, pastor, will be in charge. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery. The body is at the Swanson funeral home.

Mr. Mendenhall was born Nov. 1, 1878, at Panora, Ia. At the age of 5 years he moved with his parents to Taylor County, Iowa. In later years he moved to California and was married Feb. 28, 1920, at Whittier, Calif., to Flora L. Bridger. They returned to Hopkins in 1921.

He is survived by his wife and four brothers, John, Grant, Ed and Ben Mendenhall at Hopkins.

[MENDENHALL, FLORA LUCILLE BRIDGER]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 13, 1962, [p. 1]

Former Hopkins Woman Dies

Mrs. Flora Mendenhall, 76-year-old widow of the late Elam Mendenhall, formerly of Hopkins, died Sept. 5 at New Windsor, Ill., where she had been living since the death of her husband in 1949.

Born Aug. 17, 1886 in Hopkins, Mrs. Mendenhall was the daughter of Henry and Ritta Kincaid Bridger. She is survived by two brothers, Frank Bridger, San Diego, Calif., and Irvin Bridger, Ft. Worth, Tex., and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Dayton, San Diego, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Sat., Sept. 8, at the Wray Methodist Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. James Holt officiating. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

[MENDENHALL, JOHN CLARKSON]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 15, 1962, p. 4

J. C. Mendenhall Of Hopkins Dies

J. [ohn] C. [larkson] Mendenhall, 93, Hopkins, died Friday, Feb. 9 at St. Francis hospital, Maryville, where he had been a patient since Sunday. He had been in a nursing home near Elmo the past few months.

Born April 13, 1866 in Indiana, he was the son of the late Kelita T. and Eustatia Macy Mendenhall. He was married Jan. 23, 1890 to Bernice Wolverton, who preceded him in death. Mr. Mendenhall was a member of the Hopkins Baptist church.

Survivors are a brother, Ben Mendenhall of Hopkins; nieces and nephews, and a son-in-law, Dwight Hopple of Hopkins.

Services were held at two p. m. Sunday at the Swanson Funeral Home in Hopkins. Rev. Eugene Hays officiated. Burial in Hopkins cemetery.

[MOREHOUSE, CHARLES HENRY]

Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Charles Morehouse

 Funeral services for Charles Morehouse, age 96, who died at Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center on Thursday, May 20, 1999 were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 1999 at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Ted DeHass officiating. Burial was held at the Hopkins Cemetery. Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Charles Henry Morehouse was born October 3, 1902 on his parents' farm near Hopkins, Missouri. He was the son of Timothy Morehouse and Laura (Taylor) Morehouse. He grew up on the family farm along with his brothers, George Dewey, Floyd Wesley and Robert Truman and his sister, Sarah Adeline and attended Excelsior Country School through the eighth grade.   Charles attended the Good Hope Church in Nodaway County, Missouri in his younger   years   and   later, the Missionary Church in Bedford. In his early years he worked at the Stricklen    Cattle    Ranch    near Hopkins and the Creston Railroad Round House. He and his brothers often traveled to Northern Iowa in the fall to pick corn.

Charles married Golda Matilda Huntsman on November 1, 1924 at Maryville, Missouri. Together they had one son, Wayne Lee Morehouse who was the light of their life.

Charlie and Goldie lived on several farms in Taylor County, Iowa and Charlie served as a director of the local country school. Later they moved to the farm west of Bedford where they built a house and lived the rest of their married years together and where Charlie continued to live until near the time of his death at age 96.  

When he was not busy with the cattle or the crops, Charlie enjoyed fishing and hunting. He grew a huge garden and planted an orchard at the farm. He had fond memories of visiting with his relatives and enjoyed his nieces and nephews.

In 1958 Charlie and Golda faced the unexpected death of their son, Wayne in a car accident and this remained a sad portion of their lives for the rest of their years.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Timothy and Laura; his brothers, Dewey, Floyd and Robert; his son, Wayne; and his wife Goldie. He is fondly remembered by his sister, Adeline; his sister in law, Susie Morehouse; his daughter in law, Donna Burns; his granddaughter, Debbie Ritchie and her husband Kevin; three great grandchildren, Jill, Beth and Jeff Ritchie; and many nieces and nephews.

[MOREHOUSE, LEMAN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, April 2, 1948, [p. 1]

LEMAN MOREHOUSE DIES; FUNERAL TO BE SUNDAY

Leman Morehouse, 78-year-old retired farmer died suddenly last night at his home near Hopkins where he had resided since last fall. He had been to town in the afternoon and shortly afterwards died at the supper table.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Hopkins Christian church. The Rev. Elba Martin, pastor, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

He was born March 4, 1870. He was married to Miss Millie Hodges of Hopkins 55 years ago. They went to housekeeping on the farm where Mr. Morehouse had spent most of his life. He lived on the same farm for 70 years.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Ula, Andy and Faye Morehouse of Hopkins; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

[MUTTI, GEORGE EARL  "DUKE"]

Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, June 19, 2000

GEORGE MUTTI

Funeral services for George E. [arl]  "Duke" Mutti were held June 20, 2000 at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church in Hopkins with Rev. Susan Stowers Noakes, Bishop Fritz Mutti and Rev. Paul McKim officiating. Burial was in Hopkins Cemetery. He died at his home in Hopkins, Mo. on June 7.  

George Mutti was born July 31, 1927 in Hopkins, Mo. to Albert Frederick Mutti, Sr. and Eva Markee Mutti. He was born in the same house where he died.

He married Marilyn Ann Mathers on September 27, 1953.

He graduated from Hopkins High School in 1945 and attended Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. He left school to manage the Mutti Hardware Company due to his father's illness. Mutti Hardware was in business in Hopkins for 93 years.

He owned and operated Mutti Hardware Co. in Hopkins for over 45 years. He was a member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins Lion's Club, Glen Ulmer American Legion Post #288 and the Hopkins Community Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers: John E. Mutti, Fritz Mutti, Robert M. Mutti, and three infant brothers.   

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Mutti of the home in Hopkins, Mo., one son, Joe Mutti and his wife Lorayne, Coppel, Texas; two daughters, Ann Viser and her husband, Rod, Pella, Iowa, Melinda Mutti, DeWitt, Iowa; one brother, Ralph Mutti, Ft. Collins, Colo., three grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

[NICOLA, FLOE]

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, October 30, 1913, p. 8

HOPKINS

The three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Nicola died Sunday of pneumonia after a very short illness. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. W. Griffith Monday afternoon and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.

[NICOLA, FRANCES]

Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, November 11, 1913, p. 6

HOPKINS

The year-old-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Nicola died Tuesday and after a short service at the house conducted by Rev. D. W. Griffith, the little form was laid to rest in the Hopkins cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community, as this is the third time the death angel has visited this home within the last four months.

[NICOLA, IDA FRANCES UMBANHOWER]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 21, 1935, p. 5

HOPKINS

Mrs. Nicola Dies

Succumbs In St. Joseph Following An Operation

Mrs. Will Nicola, 64, died at the Missouri Methodist hospital in St. Joseph Friday evening following a gall stone operation.

The funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon. Burial was made in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Nicola was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, but had resided in Hopkins since a child.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Mark Davis, Hopkins, Mrs. Leo Carter, Council Bluffs; and six sons, Alva Clark, Fairfield, Wash.; Roy Clark, Bonners Ferry, Ida.; Robert Nicola, Council Bluffs; Floyd Nicola, Hopkins, Glen and Loren Clark, Hopkins.

[NICOLA, JOHN W.]

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, July 10, 1913, p. 7

HOPKINS

Little John Nichola [Nicola], son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nichola [Nicola], died last Friday of lockjaw caused by his having stepped on a rusty nail about a week before. The funeral services were held at the home of the parents Saturday afternoon and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.

[NICOLA, JOHN]

Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, July 15, 1913, p. 2

HOPKINS

John Nicola, the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nicola, died last Friday afternoon at about 4 o'clock with lockjaw. The little fellow ran a nail in his foot about a week ago but it was not considered serious and seemed practically well until about two days before his death. The funeral services were held at the home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. D. W. Griffith.

[NICOLA, MARY ELIZABETH CUSSINS BLAKE]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 21, 1948, [p. 1]

Wm. Blake's Mother Dies At His Home

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Nicola, 87-year-old former Hopkins resident, died at 2:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her son, William Blake, in northwest Bedford.

Mrs. Nicola came to Bedford about six months ago to live with her son. She had been ill about a week.

Funeral services were held at the Hopkins Christian church Sunday afternoon, with Rev. C. A. Abbot officiating. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Nicola was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, February 13, 1859, the daughter of Rebecca and Conrad Cussins. She came to Missouri as a child and had lived in Nodaway County many years.

She was married to Lemuel Blake in 1884. He died in 1896. In 1899 she was married to John Nicola, who died in 1930.

Besides the son with whom she was living, Mrs. Nicola is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank New and Mrs. Ava Pistole of Hopkins, and Mrs. John Van Fossan of College Springs; two sons, Elza Blake of Gravity and Arthur Nicola of Falls City, Nebraska; a sister, Mrs. William Kellogg of Clearmont; four stepchildren, twenty-one grandchildren, and twenty-five great grandchildren.

[PARMAN, CARRIE M.]

Hopkins Journal, February 21, 1996

Carrie M. Parman

Carrie M. Parman, 101 of Grant City, formerly of Denver, Mo, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 1996, at a health-care center in Grant City.

Born on January 27, 1895, in Denver, Mrs. Parman had lived most of her life there. She had lived at the health-care center since 1991.

Mrs. Parman was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church in Denver.

On December 5, 1915, she married Dennis Parman in Chillicothe. He died in 1978.

Surviving is six sons, George Parman of Denver, Mo, Loren Parman of Omack, Wash, Charles Parman of Pickering, Mo, Lester Parman of Piano, Texas, John Parman of Barnard, Mo, and Donald Parman of West Lafayette, Ind; 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 19,1996, at the United Methodist Church in Denver. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery in Denver.

[PENNINGTON, CHARLES "CHARLEY"]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, July 28, 1942, [p. 1]

Chas. Pennington Dies; Rites to Be at Hopkins

Charles Pennington, 76 years of age, formerly of Hopkins, who had been residing the past three years with his daughter, Mrs. Sylvin Sager and Mr. Sager of Chicago, Ill., died yesterday afternoon from injuries received when he was struck by an automobile Sunday morning.

Survivors include his daughter; a niece, Mrs. Elta Sims, and a nephew, Jack Pennington, both of Maryville. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died in 1922. She was a sister of Ed Corwin of Hopkins and the late C. C. Corwin of Maryville.

Funeral and burial services will be held Thursday at Hopkins.

[PETTYJOHN, ADA BELLE ORME]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 26, 1961, p. 5

Death Takes Hopkins Woman

Mrs. Ada Belle Pettyjohn, 85, Hopkins, died October 16 at St. Francis hospital, Maryville. She had been ill since a fall August 28.

Born April 25, 1876 near Clearmont, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Martha Carmichael Orme. She was married August 27, 1896 to William Harris Pettyjohn, who died March 31, 1929. She was a member of the Hopkins Christian church.

Survivors are a son, Nide Pettyjohn of Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Loman of Kansas City, Mrs. Chloe Traster of Hopkins, with whom she made her home; two brothers, Everett Orme of Hopkins, Albert Orme of Kansas City, Kans.; a sister, Mrs. Ben Ingels of Hopkins; three grandchildren.

Services were held at two p. m. Thursday at the Christian church in Hopkins. Rev. A. V. Hart officiated. Burial in Hopkins cemetery.

[PETTYJOHN, WILLIAM HARRIS]

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, April 11, 1929, p. 4

William Pettyjohn – William Pettyjohn passed away at the hospital at Maryville one day last week and was taken to Hopkins for burial. Mr. Pettyjohn was known by several Bedford people and some from here attended the funeral, which was held at the Baptist church at Hopkins. Burial was made in the Hopkins cemetery.

[PISTOLE, ANNICE IRIS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, May 8, 1998

Annice Pistole

Annice Iris Pistole, 101, Hopkins, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Maryville Health Care Center, Maryville.  

Born Feb. 20, 1897, in Hopkins to Henry Thomas and Julia Dillon Pistole, she had worked in home care.

A lifetime resident of Hopkins, Ms. Pistole was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church, Hopkins.

Surviving are nieces and nephews including John Pistole of Hopkins, and Darlene Andrews of Hopkins.

Visitation will be held after 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9, at Swanson-Price Chapel, Hopkins.

Graveside services will be held at 2p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, with the Rev. David Kaster officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Hopkins Christian Church, Hopkins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins.

[PISTOLE, ANNICE IRIS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, May 13, 1998

Annice Pistole

Graveside services for Annice Iris Pistole, 101, Hopkins, were held Saturday, May 9,1998, at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, with the Rev. David Raster officiating.

Mrs. Pistole died May 7,1998, at Maryville Health Care Center, Maryville.

Pallbearers were Ed Stream, Charles Stream, John Pistole and Wesley Pistole.

Services were under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

[PISTOLE, AVA LEWIS]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, November 20, 1969

Ava Pistole, 84 Rites in Hopkins

Funeral services for Ava Lewis Pistole, 84, a lifelong Hopkins (Mo.) resident, were held November 11 at the Hopkins First Christian Church with Rev. Norman J. Lewis officiating. Mr. Pistole died at the Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph Nov. 9. Xenia Lodge 50, AF & AM conducted a service at the church before interment at the Hopkins Cemetery.

He was born June 24, 1885, at Hopkins, and was the son of the late Henry T. and Julia Dillon Pistole. He was married April 7, 1917 to Lena Ann Blake, who survives. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with open house in 1967.

Mr. Pistole was a member of the First Christian Church. He also held membership in Xenia Lodge No. 50, AF & AM, having been presented a 50-year pin in 1965.

In addition to his wife of the home in Hopkins, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harold Tribolet (Elizabeth), Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mrs. Ronald Andrews (Darlene), Hopkins; two sons, Dale Pistole, Kansas City, Kans, and John Pistole, Hopkins; ten grandchildren, (two great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Eld Molllenberndt (Floy) and Miss Annice Pistole, Hopkins and Mrs. Albert Steele (Velma), Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charley, who was killed at Saipan June 15, 1944, during World War II. Five brothers also preceded him in death.

Ronald Tribolet, a grandson, came from Vietnam, arriving Tuesday in Kansas City, where he was met by his wife, the former Nancy Timberlake. He had only two weeks left to complete his overseas tour of duty and was given this advance leave to return to the states and attend his grandfather's funeral.

[RICHARDSON, WILLIAM ELMER]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

William Richardson - William Elmer Richardson, 75, Elwood, Kan., died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 1985) at his home.

He was born Aug. 22, 1910, to James Pierce Richardson and Effie Florence Archer-Richardson in Elmo.

He married Mary Elizabeth Burch Nov. 14, 1934, in Maryville.

He graduated from Elmo High school, Elmo. He was a security guard for Pinkerton Corp., San Diego. He was a member of Assembly of God Church, Maryville.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1947, his parents and a sister, Ethel Leona Richardson.

He is survived by four sons, William Maurice Richardson, St. Joseph, Gary Wesley Richardson, San Bernardino, Calif., Larry Dean Richardson, Sunny Mead, Calif., and James Elmer Richardson, Maryville; a sister, Helen Marie Linebaugh, Pickering; a brother, P.K. Richardson, Maryville; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Visitation is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 25, 1985) at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

Services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 26, 1985) at Price Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in High Prairie Cemetery near Elmo.

 

[RICHARDSON, WILLIAM ELMER]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 28, 1985

Richardson services held

Funeral services for William Elmer Richardson, 75, Elwood, Kan., who died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 1985) in Elwood, were 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 26, 1985) at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

Burial was in High Prairie Cemetery, Elmo. The Rev. J.D. Root officiated.

Organist was Anita Dew.

Pallbearers were Raymond Rizer, Harold Davis, Leonard Richardson, Billy Richardson, Jimmy Richardson and Daryl Richardson.

Price Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of services.

[RINGGOLD, BERTHA ANNETTA JOHNSON]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 25, 1962, p. 5

Mrs. B. Ringgold Dies Sunday

Mrs. Bertha Annetta Ringgold, 78, Hopkins, died at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Sunday after a sudden illness. She was a lifetime resident of the Hopkins community.

Funeral services were held at two p. m., Wednesday at Wray Memorial Methodist church, Hopkins. OES rites followed the regular church service by Rev. Stephen Johnson. Burial was in Hopkins cemetery.

Born March 1, 1883, at Clearmont, she was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Mary Jane (Randolph) Johnson. She was married April 8, 1903 to Rufus Ringgold, who died June 1930. Mrs. Ringgold was a member of the Wray Memorial Methodist church and was a 50-year member of Hopkins Chapter No. 401, OES.

Her survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mark Nicholson, Hopkins; and a grandson, George Mark Nicholson, who is stationed at an Air Force Base at Lincoln, Nebr.

[RINGGOLD, RUFUS GEORGE]

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, June 12, 1930, p. 3

SIAM

George Grey received word last Thursday that his cousin, Rufus Ringgold of near Hopkins, was killed by lightning Wednesday.

[RINGGOLD, RUFUS GEORGE]

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, June 12, 1930, p. 3

Rufus Ringgold

When Rufus Ringgold, a robust young farmer, residing southwest of Hopkins, left his home last Wednesday morning to go to his south farm to plow, little did he think a few hours later he would be brought home a corpse. After going to the field, a rain came up accompanied by lightning, and he evidently hurried to seek shelter in the barn nearby. The rain continued and when Mr. Ringgold did not come home, his wife telephoned Mrs. Pruitt whose husband works on the farm, asking if she had seen Mr. Ringgold. She said she had not but would send her little son to see if he could find him. The boy soon returned, saying Mr. Ringgold was in the barn asleep, but further investigations proved he was dead, having been struck by lightning. When the Coroner arrived, he decided Mr. Ringgold has been dead several hours, probably being struck about 10 a. m., and when found it was about 3:00 p. m. The body was found near an iron post just inside the barn against which Mr. Ringgold had likely been leaning when the lightning struck him. The hair on his head was burned and evidence of the fatal bolt was found on his body. He was one of the well known and well to do farmers of this vicinity and the news of his tragic death was a great shock to all. He is survived by his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Mark Nicholson. Funeral services were conducted at Good Hope church at 2:00 p. m., June 7, by Rev. A. L. Gartin, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. Howard Thompson, of the Methodist church. ---Hopkins Journal

[ROBBINS, BELLE WHEELER]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 7, 1957, [p. 1]

Mrs. Belle Robbins Dies At Mount Ayr

Mrs. Belle Robbins, 78, of Sheridan, Mo., formerly of Hopkins and Siam, died Monday, Feb. 4 at a hospital in Mount Ayr. She died unexpectedly although she had suffered a long illness.

Mrs. Robbins was born Dec. 10, 1878 at Siam, the daughter of the late Elisha and Ellen Torrance Wheeler.

She was married to J. [acob] D. [aniel] Robbins, Sept. 3, 1899. Mr. Robbins died five years ago. Since that time Mrs. Robbins had lived at Sheridan. She was a member of the Hopkins Christian church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Luther Cook of Sheridan; a son, Russell Robbins of Long Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. E. L. Bradley of Cresco, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the Hopkins Christian church, Rev. A. V. Hart officiating. Burial in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[ROBBINS, JACOB DANIEL "JAKE"]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 7, 1952, p. 3

HOPKINS

J. D. Robbins Dies

Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at the Christian church for J. D. (Jake) Robbins, 83, who died Jan. 29.

Mr. Robbins was born in Bloomdale, Ohio. His early life was spent in the Siam vicinity, where he was married to Miss Belle Wheeler in 1899.

Mr. Robbins had lived in the Hopkins community 44 years.

He is survived by his wife, one son Russell V. Robbins of Long Beach, Calif., one daughter, Mrs. Luther Cook of Sheridan, Mo.; one brother, Charles Robbins; one sister, Mrs. Emma Hollowell, both of Long Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren and one great grandson.

[ROWE, ANNA MAY]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 20, 1958, [p. 1]

Anna May Rowe Died Here Thursday

Anna May Rowe, daughter of Eldridge S. [mith] and Mary Ann [Dowis] Rowe, was born in Jackson township, Taylor County, Iowa, November 22, 1872 and died in Bedford, Thursday, February 13, 1938 [1958], at the age of 85 years, two months, 21 days.

She lived on the family farm in Jackson Township until she became an invalid several years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Isaac and Eldridge; one sister, Mrs. Minerva Risser. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

[ROWE, EDITH RISSER]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, August 24, 1950, p. 9

SHERIDAN

Obituary – Mrs. Edith Rowe

Mrs. Edith Risser Rowe, 75, died Thursday evening at her home in Sheridan following a lingering illness. Mrs. Rowe was born July 1, 1875, near Canon City, Colo., the daughter of Jacob J. and Jane Ann Risser. In early childhood, she moved with her parents to Nodaway County, Missouri. October 23, 1895, she was united in marriage to Eldridge Smith Rowe who preceded her in death. After their marriage they moved to Taylor County, Iowa where they lived until a few years previous to his death, retiring and locating at their home here.

Those surviving include three daughters, Mrs. Orlie Randle, Mrs. Dena Scott, Sheridan and Mrs. Vera Houck, Sharpsburg; four sons, Rex Rowe, Maryville, Oakley Rowe, Sheridan, Ellis and Otis of Bedford; a sister, Mrs. Lula Brown of Thermopolis, Wyo.; a brother, Otto Risser, Sheridan; twenty-six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday, August 20, conducted by Rev. Ted Masters of Grant City, Methodist minister. Burial was in the Luteston cemetery northwest of Sheridan.

[ROWE, REX]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, April 22, 1981

Sheridan resident's brother dies

TARKIO — Rex Rowe, 81, died Tuesday afternoon at a Fairfax hospital.

He was the brother of Dena Scott, Sheridan.

He was a native of Bedford, Iowa, and lived there where he farmed until 1945. He moved to the Tarkio area in 1966.

Other survivors include his wife, Audrey Rowe; a daughter, Irlene Denny, Mesa, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Turner, Tarkio; another sister, Vera Houck, Bedford; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Funeral Home in Tarkio. Burial will be in the Nodaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Maryville.

[SAYLER, WILLIAM ARCH]

Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, June 7, 1951 (Maryville, Missouri)
William Sayler Rites Conducted at Hopkins
The ashes of William Arch Sayler, former Nodaway County resident, who died May 11 [15], 1950 at Modesto, Calif., arrived in Hopkins and graveside services were conducted at 2:30 p. m. today at the Hopkins cemetery by Rev. J. Vernon Wheeler, pastor of Wray Memorial Methodist church of Hopkins. The ashes were accompanied by Mrs. Sayler and son Arch E.[ugene] Sayler, a Federal Probation and Parole Officer of New York City.
Mr. Sayler was graduated from the Hopkins high school and was married to Lucy Ellen Smith, Maryville on Dec. 5, 1900. He was 74 years of age at the time of his death. Before moving to California in 1911, he had been employed with the Bank of Hopkins and also with the Nodaway Valley bank of Maryville. 

[SICKELS, SUSAN ROSALTHA SLEETH]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 15, 1932

Many At Funeral

Travel from Distance to Last Rites of Mrs. Sickels

Among those from a distance who attended the funeral of Mrs. Susan Sickels Monday afternoon were a brother, John Sleeth, of Clarinda; a sister, Mrs. Kate Penney of Maysville, Mo.; grandchildren, Rex Sickels and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sickels, and Alva Pyle and family of Mt. Ayr; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sickels of Kellerton; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rodden and daughter, Clara June, of Benton; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rusco of Smith Center, Kans.; nieces, Mrs. Clara Daily and Mrs. Mittie Hays and son, Vollie Hays, of Clarinda; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Field of St. Joseph; Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Nye of Grant City, Mo.; Mrs. Roy Denhart of Benton; B. Hays of Clarinda; Mr. and Mrs. John Adams, Mrs. Lizzie Campbell, Mrs. Emma Ford and Mrs. Ida Campbell of Blockton; Mrs. Mary Fluke, of Bedford.

[SPRINGS, SARAH ELEANOR "SADIE" MUSSER]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, April 1, 1940, [p. 1]

Mrs. Sadie Springs Dies Funeral for Hopkins Resident Will Be held Tuesday

Mrs. Sadie Springs, 61 years of age, died at 11 o'clock last night at her home in Hopkins after a several months illness. She had been a long-time resident of Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Young funeral home in Hopkins, conducted by Jack Lyle of Easton. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

The only surviving relative is a brother, Jacob Musser of Plattsburg.

 

[STEWART, JOHN A.]

Bedford Free Press, Thursday, January 14, 1909, p. 4

Two Hopkins People Dead

Two of the best known and esteemed citizens of Hopkins died Thursday last and were buried Saturday. They were C. S. Martin and J. [ohn] A. Stewart. These men came to Missouri together in 1871, and the latter married the former's sister. They were instrumental in all that goes to make a good town in both a moral and business sense. Aside from extended obituaries the Hopkins Journal this week says the following tribute to their memory.

When it was announced that Mr. C. S. Martin and Mr. John A. Stewart, who was a close relative and companion of the former, had passed away within twenty hours of each other, the word fell as a pall over the community and the general sentiment was that two of Missouri's noblest pioneers who journeyed together overland to this part of the country many years ago, had gone to their reward. All through their lives here they have proven themselves useful citizens and built for themselves noble characters, which shall be recognized and remembered by many. All who mourn will realize that they have lost two noble and useful citizens, two loved and esteemed neighbors who have gone from earth.

They were widely known in Northwestern Missouri and for many years have been active and prominently identified with the public interest of their neighborhood and of this part of the country. They were men in its true and broadest sense. Our very dear friends have departed and passed to the beyond but their memory will live in the time to come as the deeds of good, patriotic and useful men are told and retold.

 

[STEWART, JOHN A.]

Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, January 21, 1909, p. 4

Two pioneer citizens of Hopkins passed away last week. C. S. Martin died at Excelsior Springs, where he had been take for treatment and J. [ohn] A. Steart [Stewart], died at the home of Mr. Martin in Hopkins. The men were brothers-in-law, and both were well known all over northwestern Missouri. Both of these gentlemen had resided in Hopkins more than a third of a century and were among the first men to go into business there.

 

[THOMPSON, JOHN B.]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, December 22, 1932

HOPKINS

John B. Thompson Dies Former Resident of Hopkins Succumbs in Arkansas

John B. Thompson, 86, a former resident of Hopkins, died at his home in Siloam Springs, Ark., Thursday. The body was brought to Hopkins, where funeral services were held Sunday.

He was a veteran of the Civil war having fought with the Union army. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Nelle Pickering and Mrs. Belle Townley of Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Frank Black and Mrs. Leonard Whitten of Hopkins; two sons, Loa Thompson of Bedford, and Wash Thompson of Hopkins.

[THOMPSON, JOHN RILEY]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 1, 1932

J. R. Thompson Dies

Funeral Services Held Wednesday in Methodist Church

J. [ohn] R. [iley] Thompson, 64, who had been ill for the past two years, died at his home Monday evening. He is survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters---Kenton R. Thompson of Sheridan, Mo., Vern Thompson at home, Mrs. Orval Glover of Bedford, Mrs. Dan Haack of St. Joseph, Mo., Miss Jane Thompson and Mrs. Ernest West of Hopkins. Also his father, J. [ohn] B. Thompson of Siloam Springs, Ark., four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home, conducted by the pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. J. Howard Thompson. Burial was made in the Hopkins cemetery.

[VORE, DARRELL DEAN]

Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, December 8, 1932

HOPKINS

Vore Rites Held

Funeral services were held at the Vore home Friday afternoon for Darrell Dean Vore, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Vore. The baby had been ill for some time and died Wednesday evening. Rev. B. H. Harmon conducted the services and burial was in the Hopkins cemetery. Surviving relatives are his parents and four brothers, William Eldon, Ellis, Calvin and Raymond.

 

[WALKER, LUCRETIA MARGARET WORKMAN]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Wednesday, December 11, 2002, p. 4

Lucretia M. Walker

Lucretia Margaret Workman Walker was born March 3, 1913. She was born northwest of Maryville, Missouri, 1 mile south of the old Storm place in the family home. She was the daughter of Sallie Tillman Workman and Clarence Wilber Workman.

She was graduated from Washington High School, class of 1933. She married Orla Omar Walker on March 13, 1938 at high noon. She helped on the farm for many years, milking cows, shucking corn, and all the many other things that go along with the farm chores. Later she worked at the Maryville Theater with her family. She also was a nurse. She took much pride in being a hard worker.

She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, and a Noble Grand of the Rebeccas. A member of the Golden Key of Burlington Junction. She was also a member of the First Christian Church of Maryville.

She enjoyed her garden and flowers, making quilts for those she loved. When you would stop by for a visit you would find her with a smile, a piece of angel food cake, and a big glass of ice tea.

She was devoted mother, grandmother, friend and mother-in-law.

The last few months of her life she spent at West Ridge in Clarinda, Iowa. She made many friends there, staff and all. They treated her as a member of the family. We thank them all very much.

She spent the last few days of her life on the second floor of the Clarinda Hospital. We thank the wonderful nurses, Dr. Sarpong and Dr. Baldwin.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, mother and father. An infant brother and sister, her youngest sister Rosellen F. Workman Cook, and her grandson Matthew Martin Walker.

She leaves behind her son Clarence and wife Jeana. Her beautiful granddaughter Nikole Rosellen Ann Walker.

She passed on December 3, 2002.

Services were held at the First Christian Church in B. J. Missouri.

Rev. Ray Forsyth officiating, Jean Clark Organist.

Casket bearers Lester Workman, James Workman, Larry Dawson, William Workman, Ron Plucker, and Dillard Larabee.

Honorary Casket Bearers, Michael J. Brown and Robert J. Roten.

Final resting place Workman Chapel Cemetery, rural Maryville, Missouri. We thank Barr-Merrick for all the arrangements, and the ladies of the church.

We would like to thank everyone---So simply thank you one and all.

[WOLVERTON, RONALD WARNER]

Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, August 26, 1998

Ronald Warner Wolverton - Ronald Warner Wolverton, age 62 of Hopkins, Missouri died August 19, 1998 at Gentry County Community Hospital. Ronald was born to Rolland Lee Wolverton and Juanita Vella Warner Wolverton on July 25, 1936 in Nodaway County, Missouri.

On October 15, 1991 Ronald was married to Onedia Marie Abplanalp in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

He was a 1954 graduate of Bedford High School and received a degree in Electronics from DeVry Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Ronald owned and operated the Wolverton TV and Electric Co., Hopkins for 26 years and was a member of the Hopkins Baptist Church, Hopkins.

He is preceded in death by father Rolland Wolverton and a sister, Twyla Lee Young.

Ronald is survived by his spouse Onedia Wolverton of their home in rural Hopkins, MO; two daughters and sons in law, Carla and Larry Vore, Pickering, MO and Jeanne and Jerry Harding, Missouri Valley, Iowa; mother, Mrs. Juanita Wolverton, Hopkins, Missouri; five grandchildren; two step sons, Ben and Jason Abplanalp of their home in Hopkins; mother of Mr. Wolverton's children: Caren Rose Ebling, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 24, 1998 at Price Funeral Home Chapel in Maryville with burial at Hopkins Cemetery. Rev. Joseph Smith officiating.