001 Graveside funeral services for Don Miller, 83 of Hepburn, will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Grove Cemetery east of Hepburn. There will be a procession from the Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel to the cemetery at 1 p.m. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Sergy Post #98 in Clarinda.
There is open visitation Tuesday and Wednesday until service time.
Memorials are suggested to a fund in Don's name.

Don is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Clarinda; children Ernie and wife Jacquie of Oak Grove MO, Linda and husband Dave Rose of New Market, IA, Dave and wife Janette Miller of Braddyville, IA and Roger and wife Lisa MIller of Hepburn, IA; grandchildren, great grandchildren; sister Cleva Herzberg and husband Ted of Clarinda; sister-in-law Joann Miller of Creston, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Eva Combs Miller and step father Joe Journey.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda is in charge of arrangements
002 Thomas Lowell Weir, 72, passed away in Des Moines, Iowa on April 16, 2011, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Born July 31, 1938, the firstborn of Guy Thomas Weir and Harriet Louise (Osburn) Weir, he grew up on a farm near Bedford, Iowa.
Lowell spent many days in his youth at Grandpa Osburn's farm working with him. By the time he was 5 he was the water boy for the threshing crews and soon after drove the horses. Lowell actively participated in 4-H, most known for showing many Angus cattle. He was also elected the youngest county president in his time. He still found time to do many things in the Y Indian Guides. Lowell loved to hunt and was an excellent shot. Just ask the rabbit trying to scamper over the hill. Reading anything -- books, newspapers, magazines - was a lifetime joy of his.
At 15, Lowell took his first flying lesson on Christmas day. He had listened to his buddy rave for a week about his flying lesson and had to see what it was all about. This sparked his lifelong passion for aviation. Lowell thoroughly enjoyed being in the cockpit. After graduation from Bedford High School in 1956, he operated a custom combining service for a couple years. During this time, he also became a flight instructor, a pilot for charter flights, and served seven years in the Air National Guard. Lowell went to crop dusting training in Mississippi in 1961 and for the following two years he did crop dusting out of Honey Grove, TX. Crop dusting took him to Minot, ND the summer of 1964 and he spent the following three summers crop dusting in both Minot and Shenandoah, IA.
Lowell attended Drake University for two years before moving to Ames, where he graduated from Iowa State University in 1969 in Engineering Operations. He married Glenda Kernen in 1963 and they had one son, Todd. They loved to go to ISU Basketball games, and were season ticket holders. The couple divorced after more than 30 years of marriage. Lowell served as chief flight instructor for Iowa State University, and also as a pilot for ISU, flying administrators and Cyclone athletic teams around the nation.
Deciding to test his own wings, Lowell owned and operated Wings Over Iowa at Boone for 17 years, where he was one of the early Grumman Aircraft dealers, and also a Cessna dealer. Additionally, Lowell served three years as an engineer and corporate pilot at Quinn Wire and Iron in Boone. Despite the constant connection with flying, Lowell missed having more time in the air, so he began working in Des Moines in late 1980's and soon moved there. Here he became Chief Pilot, Check Airman, and Director of Operations at Elliott Aviation. At Elliott's, Lowell flew the Beechcraft line of aircraft, even their Burt Rutan designed Starship turboprop. Later he began to do some pilot service Beechjets. He eventually served as corporate pilot for Gordon Management and TMC until 2006. After that time he traveled the country doing pilot service and King Air Instruction for ATM.
It was through flying that Lowell met his wife, Annette. They worked together as a Beechjet crew for over 10 years. In addition to flying Lowell and Annette enjoying traveling, astronomy, biking, beaches, mountains and sunsets. Their best joint venture was their lovely daughter, Justine.
Lowell contributed to the aviation field in a number of other ways. He was a long time FAA designated pilot examiner and a test pilot for numerous types of aircraft over many years. Throughout his 53 years of flying he logged over 30,000 hours of flight time. Many of the entries are written with his signature purple ink fountain pen. Lowell was very proud of his flying, and he cared deeply for his students. He wanted to ensure they learned the correct information and proper practices to assure their safety. When giving check rides Lowell worked to put the student at ease so they could do their best job. He loved to give people their first airplane ride. Had it been possible, he would have spent every minute in an airplane’s cockpit, surpassed only with the time spent with his daughter and son.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Annette Kobliska and daughter Justine of Des Moines, son Todd Weir and daughter-in-law Jeanne Fenton of Poughkeepsie, NY, two grandsons James Weir and Michael Weir of Poughkeepsie, lasting friend Glenda Kernan of Des Moines, brother Lee Weir of Bedford, sister Joyce Weise of Council Bluffs and two aunts, Joanne Osburn of Bedford and Alice [Weir] Colyn of Sebatha, KS, many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and acquaintances. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and youngest brother Donald.
Celebration of Life service was held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Bedford, with Rev. Ted DeHass officiating. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.
Memorials are suggested to Lowell Weir Memorial Fund which has been established as a scholarship for his daughter, Justine.
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements. www.EFC.cc
003Funeral services for Wilma Auten, 84 of Red Oak formerly of Stanton and Bethesda, will be held 10:30 Tuesday, April 19 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda with interment at Clarinda Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials in memory of Wilma may be given to a fund established in her name.

Wilma Rowe Auten was born Aug 11, 1926 in Sheridan, Missouri to Oakley and Anna Pearl (Barber) Rowe. She was married Dec 11, 1945 to Otis Auten. The couple farmed several places until settling in the Bethesda area.
During this time Wilma was active with the farm and chores. She helped Otis and she also tended the garden and canned the vegetables. Wilma took care of the chickens and cooked for the family. Her special interest was quilting.
Later in life she became a nurse’s aide and worked for several years at Stanton Care Center. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Wilma always made her grandchildren feel special, appreciated and loved.
Wilma passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa, at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis; parents Oakley and Anna Rowe; daughter Barbara Jean Auten; great grandson Tre Auten; sister Donna Pearl Berg; brother Roy Rowe and sister-in-law Mona Rowe.
She is survived by children: Russell Auten of Topeka, KS, Dewain Auten and wife Lynne of Omaha, NE, Larry Auten and wife Vickie of Clarinda, Mary Ann Richardson and husband Bill of Yorktown, IA, Linda Stouder and husband Larry of Malvern, IA, and Rick Auten and wife Mary Jane of Bethesda, IA; nineteen grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; brothers Dale Rowe and wife Barbara of Sheridan, MO, Wilbur Rowe and wife Patty of Bedford, IA, Raymond Rowe of Phoenix, AZ; and sister-in-law Marion Rowe of Sheridan, MO. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa.
004Arnold Eugene Anderson, the son of Simon and Alma (Carlson) Anderson was born December 29, 1925 in Essex, Iowa. He died on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Stanton Care Center, Stanton, Iowa at the age of 85 years, 3 months and 10 days.
Arnold lived his early years near Essex and attended country school. The family later moved to Stanton where he completed his education. Arnold was united in marriage to Helen Kathryn Hoaglund on April 23, 1947 in Troy, Kansas. Arnold and Kathryn made their home in the Wallin, Sciola and Morton Mills area, where he farmed for many years. In 2004, Arnold retired from farming and he and Kathryn moved into Red Oak. Arnold was a member of Strand Lutheran Church, past board member of Tabor Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Brotherhood and Farm Bureau. He enjoyed farming, fishing and playing cards. Arnold and Kathryn loved to take car trips to visit family. Arnold loved his grandchildren dearly, spending as much time as possible with them and attending their many activities and events. In May of 2010, Arnold became a resident of Stanton Care Center.
Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; son: Dennis Anderson; daughter: Sharon Lewis and sister: Irene Johnson.
Arnold is survived by his wife: Kathryn Anderson of Stanton, IA; daughter: Patricia Powell and husband Terry of Valley, NE; son: Kevin Anderson and wife Trish of Stanton, IA; grandchildren: Mike Powell and wife Melissa, David Means and wife Ronda, Brian Means and special friend Polly Sproles, Katrina Sebeniecher and husband Jeff, Ashley Williams and husband Chris, Alyssa Anderson and fiancé Logan Mogler, Alexa Anderson; five great-grandchildren: Kyndra Means, Heather Means, Emily Sebeniecher, Kaleb Sebeniecher, Mollie Powell, other relatives and many friends.
May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral service were held Monday, April 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home, Red Oak. Burial in Essex Cemetery, Essex, IA. Rev. Jerry Lamb, Officiating. Visitation with the family present were held Sunday, April 10 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home
Memorials may be given to Strand Lutheran Church in Arnold's name.
Services entrusted to Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home
005Celebration of Life services for Larry W. Ross, age 67, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Thursday, April 7, 2011 at his residence rural Clarinda, Iowa were held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Visitation with the family was held 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, Mo., at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Lied Library Foundation or the Clarinda Foundation Cardinal Fund. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Larry Wayne Ross was born June 3, 1943 in Maryville, Mo., to Eldon Ross and Minnie (Crockett) Ross. Larry passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011 at his home in rural Clarinda surrounded by many loved ones after a brief illness. Larry attended school in Maryville and graduated from Maryville High School in 1962.
Larry moved on to Lincoln, Neb., where he started his love for working on cars. He specialized in making auto body work an art form. Larry made Clarinda his home in 1971 where his three daughters, Traci, Nicole and Carrie were raised. Larry spent 40 years actively involved in the community. He was the President of the Jaycees, served many years on the Clarinda School Board, participated on many committees for the CABI; including the Sesquicentennial and RAGBRAI committees. Larry was a very creative and innovative entrepreneur. He owned his own body shop before starting his own lettering a sign business in 1977. He proudly named his business for his three daughters. TRNICA: TR for Traci, NI for Nicole and CA for Carrie. All three girls worked side by side with their Dad as he made his business a success. Larry met his companion in life, Christie, 23 years ago and they were married December 23, 1989 at the First Christian Church in Clarinda. True to his nature, Larry welcomed daughter Kenna and son Brad into his family.
Larry made family his priority. He enjoyed cooking for all of them, planning special occasions, and always manned the ice cream maker. Larry truly loved playing golf was well known for his beautiful golf swing. Golfing was not something he enjoyed doing alone; playing with friends and family was what he loved most. Larry was an adventurer at heart; enjoyed hiking, biking including RAGBRAI and planned and took many vacations. Special to him was a trip to Washington, D.C. with Christie. Along with Cathy, Christie’s sister, they took Christie’s parents A.J. and Betty to see the WWII memorial. From the time he was a boy, Larry loved the mountains and those closest to him all enjoyed vacations with him there.
Preceding Larry in death, where his parents and father-in-law A.J. Robertson.
Left to cherish Larry’s memory are his wife Christie of Clarinda; daughter Traci Gilge and husband Dan of Des Moines, daughter Nicole Ross of Clarinda, daughter Carrie Sunderman and husband Jimmy of Clarinda, daughter Kenna Knapp and husband Mitch of Daegu, South Korea, and son Brad Hauber and wife Kara of Grant city, Mo. He will be greatly missed by his nine grandchildren: Jessica Hulett, Miranda (Shawn) Hetrick, Ashley Weir, Colton Hulett, Blake Hulett, Jadyn Sunderman, Kaylee Ledgerwood, Cooper Gilge, and Jeran Gilge. Also surviving are his brother, Donnie (Louise) Ross, mother-in-law Betty Robertson, sister-in-law Cathy (Leland) Cook, his former wife Jinny of Des Moines, Iowa, other relatives and many, many friends
006Bob Leighton passed away at the age of 86 on his and Doris’s 64th Wedding Anniversary, Tuesday, April 5th at the Westridge Nursing Home in Clarinda, Iowa. He was born on august 18, 1924, in Gravity, Iowa, to Chester Leighton and Berniece (Brooks) Leighton. He was raised and attended school in Gravity, Iowa. He served in the Navy as a member of the flight deck crew aboard the aircraft carrier, the USS Ticonderoga in the South Pacific from March 1943 until he was honorably discharged in January 1946. After leaving the Navy, he returned to Omaha where he was united in marriage to Doris Westfall on April 5, 1947.
Bob was employed as a welder and steel fabricator for many years. He eventually started his own steel fabrication business in 1968 and retired in 1987. In 1972 he bought an 80 acre farm at Ladoga which is located just west of Gravity. After retirement he sold that farm and bought another 100 acre farm north of New Market where he raised miniature horses and later, Angus cattle.
Bob enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working with his livestock. He was very creative and enjoyed working with his hands. He also enjoyed working with Doris in her ceramics studio, B&B Ceramics.
Preceding Bob in his death were his parents, Chester and Bernice, brothers William Keith, Harold Dwayne, and Vernon Clark.
Bob is survived by wife, Doris Mae (Westfall) Leighton, three children, Rodney B. Leighton (Connie) of Logan, IA, Gregory H. Leighton (Marion) of New Market, IA, Susan M. Larson (Patrick) of Omaha, NE; sister Martha Freeman (Herbert) of Villisca, IA, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
A Celebration of Life service for Bob was held Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Wiebesieck officiated. Nephew, Mike Freeman will also share his thoughts.
Burial with military rites was at the Clarinda Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa
007Funeral services for Kathryne Balster age 86, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of Shelby, Iowa, who entered into peace Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa were held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church, Shelby, Iowa with Pastor Brian Bontrager officiating. There was open visitation at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa, Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and family greet friends one hour prior to the service at the First Presbyterian Church, Shelby, Iowa. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Memorials may be given in Kathryne’s name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Kathryne Renata Selvidge Balster of Shelby, Iowa and recently of Clarinda, Iowa was born on January 1, 1925 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Loyd and Fannie Davidson Selvidge. She gratefully entered into rest on a beautiful spring morning, Sunday April 3, 2011 at the age of 86.
Kay, as she was fondly called, grew up, attended school, graduated and was employed in Wichita Falls. After high school she was employed as a telephone operator. The United States had just become embroiled in World War II at this time and Kay was kept very busy connecting loved ones across the country. It was during this time she met a young Air Force soldier stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls. Kay and a friend double-dated: Kay’s date was a tall, handsome blonde Iowa farm boy by the name of Ted Balster. The two made a striking couple and both said they knew right away, “This is the one.” Kay and Ted were married at her parents’ home on August 8, 1944.
After Ted returned from serving in the Pacific the couple moved to Shelby, Iowa. Ted resumed farming and Kay began learning how to be a farmer’s wife. She unabashedly gave her mother-in-law credit for teaching her how to cook, bake, and garden. A city girl, Kay had preferred shopping and reading books to the more mundane tasks. She never lost her love of reading but it became a luxury in between all the duties of a housewife and mother.
Kay and Ted were blessed with five sons: Jim, Steve, Larry, Kennon, and David. So the gardens became larger, the cookies more plentiful as her sons grew.
Kay and Ted loved big band music and dancing to it. When the Glenn Miller Festival began in Clarinda they rarely missed attending. They loved parking their RV under the trees at Nodaway Valley Park and taking in all the concerts. The two traveled across the United States as well, visiting children and grandchildren.
Kay was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shelby and also belonged to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
In 1999, due to health reasons, Kay and Ted moved to Clarinda to the Eiler House and to be closer to their son and daughter-in-law, Kennon and Kate. After Ted’s death in 2002, Kay moved to Goldenrod Manor and resided there until her death. Kay was grateful for all the care and kindness shown her at Goldenrod even though she couldn’t express her feelings except through a smile.
If fortunate enough to have known her, you spent time with a genuine southern lady. Genteel, polite and charming, she will be greatly missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Harold Selvidge, daughter-in–law Kathleen Nearman Balster, and her beloved Ted. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Jim of Atlanta, Georgia; Steve and Sherry of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Larry and Gretchen of Scottsdale, Arizona; Kennon and Kate of Blanchard, Iowa; and David and Barbara of Des Moines, Iowa. Eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren continue her legacy
008Gene L. Bentley, age 74, of Fremont, died Friday April 1, 2011 in A.J. Merrick Manor, Fremont.
After a battle with cancer, Gene Bentley went home to be with the Lord on April 1, 2011. Gene was born in Blockton, IA on May 27, 1936, to George and Grace ‘Jennings’ Bentley. He grew up with a sister and four brothers, one of whom was his twin brother. He was married to Sharon Sue Waldeier of Bedford, Iowa in 1963. He received his B.A. from Westmar College in LeMars, IA. He went on to receive his Master’s Degree from UNL, and a Specialist Degree from UNO. His interests were: sports, history, music, and developing people. After teaching and coaching for nine years in Iowa and the Omaha area, he became an Administrator in Millard, Indianola and Carroll, Iowa and Fremont. After suffering a lengthy illness, he returned to education as a County Supervisor of Country Schools. Gene felt the Lord’s leading to go into Christian Education, as he became the Administrator of Trinity Christian School in Omaha. His last position was as a Superintendent at Omaha Christian Academy.
A great love of Gene’s was coaching. He coached winning teams on many levels: basketball, baseball and softball, for both boys and girls. In his later years, a great pleasure was attending his grandchildren’s many sports and music activities. He even coached some of their teams, much to his enjoyment.
Left to cherish his memory, is his wife of 47 years, Sue of Fremont, and two children, Brian Bentley (and wife, Kelli) of Omaha, and Heidi Melcher of Waterloo, NE. Gene and Sue have five grandchildren: Jacob and Amanda Melcher and Brendan, Grace, and Claire Bentley. Gene has one sister, Mary Sheeks of Omaha, and four brothers: Duane Bentley of Clarinda, IA, Dean Bentley (and wife, Melba) of Council Bluffs, Kenneth Bentley (and wife, Judy) of Omaha, and Terry Bentley (and wife, Rebecca) of Riverton, Wyoming. In addition, Gene has a brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Peggy Long of Kansas City and several nieces and nephews. Gene had a multitude of friends and people whose lives he has touched.
Gene leaves a legacy of the thousands of lives he has touched through his years of interaction with teachers, parents and children.
Visitation for Gene were held Monday from 3 pm to 8 pm with the family receiving friends from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont.
The funeral was 10:30 am, Tuesday April 5, at Westside Church in Omaha (15050 West Dodge Road). Graveside services was 3:30 pm at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials are suggested to the scholarship fund for Trinity Christian School and Omaha Christian Academy. Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com
009Margaret Kling, 87, of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born June 20, 1923 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Howard and Cecil Greenwalt. Margaret graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1942 and worked at Colonial Poultry Farms Hatchery. Margaret married Norman Kling June 12, 1946 in Shenandoah where they proudly raised their family.
Margaret was a very outgoing individual who loved to laugh and was especially proud of her children and family. Throughout all of her adversities with Spina Bifida, Margaret was determined to live life to its fullest and truly believed she was blessed to have such a rich and full life. She had that rare gift to make others feel good about themselves.
Margaret enjoyed many, many hobbies including woodworking, crafts and fishing with Norman at the 22 Club. Margaret was a member of the First Christian Church in Shenandoah.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Norman; her children Benny Kling of Bloomfield, New Mexico; Bob Kling of Indianola; and Carol (Miller) of Le Mars; one brother, Harley Greenwalt of Shenandoah; 6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews, in-laws and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Miller (Bub) Greenwalt, Harold (Bill) Greenwalt, Larry Greenwalt; sister Mildred (Sis) Spies and one great grandchild, James Kling.
Memorials may be made to Asera Care Hospice of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Visitation for friends and family is from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21 at Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. The funeral is 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 22 also at Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home followed by graveside services at Rose Hill Cemetary. A luncheon will be held afterward at the Congregational Church
010George A. Money, 78 of Lincoln, NE (formerly of Shenandoah, IA and Omaha, NE) passed on to be with the Lord on April 14, 2011 in Lincoln following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

His parents Ruth and Earl Money preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Donna Money of Lincoln; daughter Melissa (Mitsi) Beecher and husband Dan; granddaughter Nikki Beecher; special family friends Janet Zackert Gingery and Brad Zackert. He was a longtime member of the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88 and the Shenandoah Elks Lodge. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
011The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the church, followed by visitation with the family.

James Lowell Maher, son of Joseph Edward and Norma Irene (Holmes) Maher, was born on August 7, 1945 in Huntington Park, California. He entered into rest on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the family farm northwest of Essex, Iowa at the age of 65.
At an early age Jim moved with his parents from California to the family farm at Essex. Jim began school at the Pierce Center country school at the age of five. He started his 8th grade year in the Essex Community School system, where he graduated with the Class of 1963.
Upon graduation from high school, Jim enlisted in the United States Navy in July of 1963 and honorably served until his discharge in 1966. Following his discharge from the Navy he returned to Essex.
On November 16, 1968, Jim was united in marriage to the love of his life, Ann Leahy at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa. Following their marriage they resided in Essex. To this union four children were born, Kathleen, Patrick, Shannon and Sarah.
In 1969, Jim went into partnership with his father and began farming part-time. In addition to this, he worked various carpentry jobs until taking a job with Eaton Corporation in Shenandoah in 1972. After 37 years with Eaton’s, Jim retired in February of 2009. He continued to farm until the time of his death.
Jim enjoyed farming, hand fishing, playing cards and socializing with his friends. He was known as “Mr. Fix It”, was a Chicago Cubs baseball fan and liked to watch his “stories”, a. k. a. the “Bold and the Beautiful” and the “Young and the Restless”. Jim was also quite an avid prankster with friends and especially his family.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents and mother and father-in-law, Alice and Edward Leahy. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ann Maher of Essex, IA; their four children, Kathleen Sgourakis and her husband Gus of Omaha, NE, Pat Maher of Omaha, NE, Shannon Dorton and her husband Steve of Chicago, IL, and Sarah Maher of Omaha, NE; two granddaughters, Maeve and Brynna Sgourakis, very soon to be, baby Dorton; sister and brother-in-laws, Mary Leahy of Shenandoah, IA, Tom Leahy of Imogene, IA, Frank Leahy and wife Shirley of Malvern, IA, Rev. William P. Leahy, S. J. of Boston, MA, Bob Leahy and wife Colleen of Omaha, NE and Ellen Leahy Brookover and husband Mike of Omaha, NE; other relatives and a host of friends
012Everett L. Gardner was born on September 11, 1919 in Riverton, Iowa the son of Bert Edward and Eva Leona (Lundy) Gardner. Everett entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa at the blessed age of 91 years.

Everett’s early years were spent in Riverton where he attended school. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country with pride from 1942 until 1945 when he was honorably discharged. On August 21, 1943 he was united in marriage to H. Faye Allen in Omaha, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Riverton. Faye passed away in 1971. He later found happiness with Ollie Asbury Monroe and the couple was married on July 2, 1972 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple then moved to Shenandoah. Ollie passed away in 1999.

Everett worked for Dekalb Seed and also farmed until his retirement. He was a hard worker who enjoyed visiting with his clients and cherished the many friendships that he made throughout the years. He was a member of a camping club and the Good Sam Club. Some of his passions included fishing and camping, he loved the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his brother Clarence Gardner; sister Barbara Gardner; parents Bert and Leona Gardner; and wives Faye and Ollie Gardner.

He is survived by his daughter Susan Kling; sisters Carrol, Opal and Thelma; step-son Norman; step-daughter Marilyn; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends
013Joyce May (King) Blank was born on January 16, 1927 in Jamesport, Missouri, the daughter of Frank and May (Miller) King. Joyce entered into eternal peace on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Missouri at the age of 84 years.

Joyce was raised in Jamesport and graduated from Jamesport High School with the Class of 1945. Following graduation she moved to Maryville, Missouri where she attended Northwest Missouri State University and she obtained her teaching certificate.

On August 4, 1950 she was united in marriage to Ralph Blank at the First United Methodist Church in Maryville. The couple made their first home in Cameron, Missouri where she taught school. Upon Ralph’s completion of service to his country the couple returned to Missouri where they raised their family. Joyce was a dedicated wife and homemaker.

Joyce attended church regularly until her illness prevented her going. Her last church attended was the First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Some of Joyce’s hobbies included sewing, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband Ralph; brothers Robert, Frank Jr., and James Braxton; sister Mary Margaret Budzinski; and son-in-law Jess Rausch.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter Beverly Rausch; son James Blank and wife Michele; grandchildren Matthew Rausch, Jennifer Rausch, Daniel Blank and wife Noel and Andrew Blank; brothers Dean and Harold King; and a host of other family and dear friends
014Louella Marie (Melin) Williams passed away on April 6, 2011 in Longmont, Colorado.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association
015Wilda Lucile (Adelung) Brown was born on October 26, 1925 in Amherst, Nebraska, the daughter of Carl August and Anna Estelline (Peterson) Adelung. Wilda entered into eternal peace on April 3, 2011 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the blessed age of 85 years.

Wilda’s family farmed in Buffalo County, Nebraska where she attended local schools. She graduated from Miller High School in Nebraska. She worked for a local insurance office before moving to Shenandoah in 1950. On December 26, 1965 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Brown at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. The couple was blessed with 45 years of marriage.

Wilda worked for Townsend Wholesale Grocery and later for All American Rose Selection until her retirement in 1985. In her younger years she enjoyed times spent in the garden with her mother tending to the flower beds. As she grew older her hobbies included stamp collecting, traveling with her husband, spending time with family and friends, and caring for her beloved cats. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Lois Rolf and Marie Beery; and a brother-in-law Gerald Beery.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband Kenneth Brown of Shenandoah; her niece Vernelle Coffelt of Mission, KS; nephew Brent Beery of Lombard, IL; brother-in-law Richard Rolf of rural Shenandoah; other family and friends
016Jimmy - James P. Hale - passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
017June Alice Bay Racine was born June 24, 1936 in Rock Port, Missouri, the daughter of Ivan and Dorothy M. (Salfrank) Bay. She passed away on Tuesday morning, April 19, 2011 at her home in Shenandoah at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 26 days.

June grew up and attended school in Rock Port. She graduated from Rock Port High School in 1954. Her last two years of school she attended half time due to Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis which became debilitating in 1952. Following high school, June attended the Commercial Extension School of Commerce in Omaha, Nebraska.

June moved to Shenandoah in 1955. She was employed by Tidy House as a typist, KFNF Radio as a secretary and at the First Presbyterian, Congregational and Emmanuel Lutheran Churches as their secretary until 1966. She then worked for Vet-A-Mix as a receptionist/secretary until 1974 when she had to take early retirement due to health reasons.

June was the church organist at the First Lutheran Church in Rock Port during junior and senior high school. After moving to Shenandoah she was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, WELCA and the Evening Circle. She was a past member of the BPW in Shenandoah and of the Emmanuel Church Choir. June was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Rock Port.

Music was always a primary interest for June even after her arthritis prevented her from participating by playing the piano or organ. She also enjoyed photography. She entered several contests over the years with her photographs. She also enjoyed needlework. But her biggest joy was her family, especially her nieces and nephews and their accomplishments.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Dorothy Bay.

Survivors include her sister, Kathryn Swig of Omaha, Nebraska; her brother, John Bay of Decorah, Iowa; nieces, Rebecca June Thorsen of Long Beach, California, Melinda K. Bay of Littleton, Colorado; nephews, Christopher D. Bay of Littleton, Colorado, Brian J. Bay of Houston, Texas, Erik A. Bay of Pella, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends
018Douglas James Monroe was born January 26, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. Doug was adopted as an infant by James Lester and Maria Magdelene (Lentz) Monroe. His grandparents, Lester and Gladys Monroe, raised Doug after his parent’s early passing. He passed away on Friday morning, April 1, 2011 at Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 58 years, 2 months and 6 days.

Doug grew up in Omaha and graduated from Westside High School in 1971. After high school, Doug attended UNO and Platte College. Following his college days, he moved back to Omaha and bought two semis and started his own trucking business, and later drove for other companies. His last employer was CTS of Council Bluffs, Iowa. On February 5, 2010, Doug was united in marriage to Linda Swank in Omaha, Nebraska.

Doug enjoyed woodworking and making pens using his lathe. He was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan and loved his dogs, Marks and Ottie. He also enjoyed doing yard work and interacting with his Araria Fraternity. Most of all Doug enjoyed his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; Lester and Gladys Monroe, and Adolf and Gertrude Lentz; and a sister-in-law, Beth Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Monroe of Shenandoah, Iowa; his step children, Stacy Shockey and her husband Jason of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Brian Kirchert and his wife Laura of Essex, Iowa, Jeanette Harrington of Shenandoah, Iowa; step grandchildren, Jace L`Heureux, Mariska and Brody Kirchert and C.J. Shockey; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sally Iske and her husband Bob, Kim Swank and his wife Theresa, Nancy Erickson and her husband Steve, Ken Swank and his wife Tiffany all of Shenandoah, Iowa, Dave Hall and his wife Kathy of Farragut, Iowa; a second cousin, Billy and Dottie Schade of El Dorado Hills, California, along with many other relatives and close friends

Funeral services for Ruby Miller, age 81, of Corning, who died Saturday, April 23, 2011, will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home in Corning. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will held in the Mount Etna Cemetery. Memorials can be given in Ruby’s name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.

Ruby Katherine (Hardisty) Miller was born to Metta Dorothy (Armstrong) and Buton Loyd Hardisty on October 27, 1929 in Union County, Iowa. She entered into eternal rest on April 23, 2011 at the age of 81 year, 5 months and 27 days. She was residing in Lenox, Iowa with her grand daughter, Susie after a grave illness to be closer to hr family.

Ruby spent her entire life in southwest Iowa. She attended several schools as a child and completed her education graduating from 8th grade at Prescott, Iowa. She worked as a waitress until her marriage to Clifford Austin Miller on May 23, 1950 in Clarinda, Iowa. She was then a home-maker and worked along side of Clifford when he was working in the cemeteries. She later did volunteer work at the care center in Corning and congregate meals.

Although Ruby never learned to drive, she enjoyed “day trips” with friends and family. After she moved to Westgate, it was almost impossible to find her home until her health started to fail. She always talked about how much she liked her little apartment, and did not like to be away from it overnight.

Ruby was a member of the Mt Etna Church of the Brethren. In addition to her parents and mother and father-in-law, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Ronnie and Doyle Hardisty; her husband Clifford Miller and her daughter-in-law Cheri Jean (Hess) Miller. Those left to mourn her passing include a son Garland of Lenox, Iowa; a daughter Norma Kingery and husband Ron of Lenox, Iowa; grandson Sean Kingery and wife Jay and their children Alexis, Christopher, Frank, Allen, Vina, Rex, and Alicia; grand daughter Jessica Ann Miller and children Haley, Austin and Keaton; grand daughter Susie Sparks and Nakeysha (Niki); grandson Joshua Camden and significant other Jessica and children Skylar and Taylor; grandson Jacob Austin and wife Jeanny and children Kaylie and Hunter; and many other friends and extended family members


Funeral services for John Allen Bergman, age 80, of Corning, who died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Corning Nursing & Rehab Center, will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Corning. Visitation will be at the Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment will held in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Corning United Methodist Church; Hospice of SW Iowa or the Corning Nursing & Rehab Center. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.

John Allen Bergman was born December 14, 1930, the son of Allen Bergman and Edna (Crocker) Bergman in Adams County, Iowa. At this time, his parents were living on a farm near Nodaway that had been owned by his grandfather, Florean Bergman. He grew up attending country school at Jasper No. 4, after his parents purchased the farm south of Corning. John was united in marriage to Joyce Brown in August of 1950. Together they raised four sons.

John spent his younger adult years farming with this dad and several neighbors; especially for Lonnie Walter north of Lenox and Lavern Fife south of Corning. John later came to Corning and worked for Corning Creamery until it closed and then for Nodaway Valley Foods. He then drove to Red Oak every day and was employed at Uniroyal and later Parker Hannifin.

John loved to hunt and fish and spent many hours with either a gun or fishing rod in his hands. He always cleaned and prepared all this meat for the family. John loved to fly his Piper Cub Airplane, which he sold to pay the hospital bill for the birth of his eldest son. However, he maintained his license until he was past 75 years of age!

Left to cherish John’s memory are his loving wife Joyce Bergman of Corning; his four sons, John Paul Bergman and wife Janet of Waterloo, Iowa; James Wesley Bergman and wife Colleen of Independence, Iowa; Howard Vincent Bergman and wife Regina of Elk Horn, Nebraska; and Joseph Allen Bergman and wife Marilyn of Corning. He also leaves three sisters, Marjorie Fichter of Shenandoah, Iowa; Lois Roach and husband Fred of Red Oak, Iowa; and Irene Shepherd and husband Harold of Corning; ten grandchildren and their spouses plus sixteen great-grandchildren who will all miss his love and support. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Preceding John in death are his parents, Allen and Edna Bergman; a brother-in-law, Allen Fichter; and one nephew, Christopher Roach


Funeral services for Helen Whitehead, age 95, of New Market, Iowa, who entered into peace Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 25, 2011 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Russ Clark and Loren Daly officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Helen Esther (Pullen) Whitehead was born February 8, 1916 in Page County, Iowa. She is the daughter of Edd and Mabel (Meads) Pullen. Helen passed away April 20, 2011, at the age of 95 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Helen grew up in the Page and Taylor County area. She attended High School in Villisca, Iowa. Helen married Milo (Mike) Whitehead November 26, 1938. They were blessed with three children, Phyllis, Richard and Linda.

Milo and Helen farmed north of New Market and moved to New Market, Iowa in 1983. Helen was a member of Rebekah Lodge for fifty years. She belonged to neighborhood clubs and enjoyed quilting. Helen was a member of the Church of Christ in New Market. Helen always enjoyed getting her family together for all occasions, especially at Easter. Baskets were hidden for the grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Mabel Pullen; husband of forty five years, Mike Whitehead; sister, Marie Whitehead; brothers-in-law Raymond Whitehead, Floyd Jobe and Weldon Jones; sister-in-law, Cleta Jones and great niece, Kim Stamps.

Left to cherish Helen’s memory are her children, Phyllis Scroggs and husband Gene of Clarinda, Iowa, Richard Whitehead and wife Elaine of New Market, Iowa, Linda Stevens and husband Dwayne of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Shelly Cabbage and husband Kevin of Stanton, Iowa, Angi Swanson and husband Kenny of Clarinda, Iowa, Marci Fine and husband Jeff of Platte City, Missouri, Connie Sunderman and husband Darin of Clarinda, Iowa, Carla Whitehead of Shenandoah, Iowa, Julie Jennings and husband Brent of Osage, Iowa, Susan Naylor and husband Mark of Minneola, Florida; seventeen great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild; and her sister’s three daughters, Judy Stamps and husband Garry, Jan Stamps and husband Carroll, Joyce Orr and husband Lanny of which “Aunt Honny” was special in their lives; sister-in-law, Cleva Jobe; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends


Funeral services for Dorothy Sump, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Westridge Care and Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, with Pastor Nathan Dudley officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 4:00 -6:00 p.m., Friday, April 22 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clarinda Lutheran School or to the L.E.A.F. endowment fund. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.

Dorothy Emma Sump entered into rest April 19, 2011 at the age of 94 years. She was born January 27, 1917, on the Muller farm southwest of Yorktown, Iowa to Henry and Emma (List) Muller.

Dorothy was baptized by Reverend Horn at her home on February 18, 1917 and confirmed April 13, 1930 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorktown, Iowa where she was a lifelong member. Dorothy attended St. Paul Lutheran School for eight years, Yorktown High School for three years, and after its closing, completed high school in Clarinda.

Dorothy married Edgar Sump November 26, 1938. The couple farmed until Edgar died in 1955. Dorothy was left to raise her family of three children: Alan, Barbara and Roger as well as maintain the farm.

In 1964, Dorothy moved to Clarinda after a tornado destroyed part of the farm. She worked at the Page County Clerk of Court office for thirteen years. Dorothy was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, involved in Ladies Aid, LWML, and sewing for Lutheran World Relief. Her life was filled with family and special interests of baking, flowers, playing cards, embroidery work and quilting.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar Sump; son, Roger Sump; four brothers, Walter, Herbert, Francis and Arthur Muller; sister, Ada Mueller.

Those remaining to cherish Dorothy’s memory are her son, Alan Sump and wife Fern of Clarinda, Iowa; daughter, Barbara Herman and husband Bill of St. Charles, Illinois; grandchildren, Scott Sump and wife Lisa, Clarinda, Iowa, Judy Wilgenbusch and husband Scott, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, James Sump and wife Kandace, Clarinda, Iowa, JoAnn Green and husband Rich, Urbandale, Iowa, Susan Brown and husband Greg, Clarinda, Iowa, Lauri Haugen and husband Erik, St. Charles, Illinois, Michael Herman and wife Grace, St. Charles, Illinois; seventeen great grandchildren; one twin sister, Martha Carlson, Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law, Evelyn Stephens, Hurst, Texas; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dorothy was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her family, church family and friends


Funeral services for Goldie Jacobs, age 98, formerly of Corning, who died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, the Silver Ridge Village in Gretna, Nebraska, will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home in Corning. Visitation will be one hour prior to services with the family greeting friends. Interment will held in the Oakland Cemetery at Quincy. Memorials can be directed to the Corning United Methodist Church. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning.

Goldie Katherine (Walton) Jacobs was born February 28, 1913, in Persia, Iowa, the daughter of John Walton and Bertha (Philhower) Walton. She grew up attending school and on October 8, 1930, she was united in marriage to Clement Jacobs in Logan, Iowa. After their marriage, the couple lived in the Woodbine area where they farmed for several years. To this loving union the couple was blessed with seven children, five boys and two girls! The family later moved to a farm north of Carbon where they continued farming until their retirement in 1977. They bought a house in Corning at 1007 9th St. Clement passed away in September of 1978. Goldie continued to live in Corning until 2004, when she moved to Gretna, Nebraska to be closer to her family.

Goldie enjoyed the lifestyle farming offered her family. Whether she was gardening, canning or cooking she enjoyed sharing all of this with her family and friends. Clement and Goldie enjoyed playing cards with their neighbors, with their favorite game being Ten Point Pitch. Goldie had been a member of the Corning United Methodist Church for many years where she was active with the Women's Association.

Left to cherish Goldie's memory are four sons, Hubert Jacobs and wife Jeri of Omaha, Nebraska; Lyle Jacobs and wife Eva of Gardenerville, Nevada; Marvin Jacobs and Joan of Omaha, Nebraska; and Charles Jacobs and wife Evelyn of Council Bluffs, Iowa; along with many grandchildren; great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Preceding Goldie in death are her parents, her husband Clement; two daughters, Helen Olson and Elizabeth Nickell; a son Dale; four brothers, Claude, Chester, Ernest and Johnny Walton; and a sister, Isabelle Walton Dunn


Susan Jean Danner 73, Maryville, MO and formerly of Bedford, IA passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at Village Care Center, Maryville.

Susan was born on August 12, 1937 in Shenandoah, IA to Wilbur “Dutch” and Doris Terrell Young, they preceded her in death.

Susan was a graduate of the Bedford Iowa High School, and attended business college in St. Joseph, MO. A resident of Maryville for the past 32 years, she was a retired press operator at Deluxe, formerly NEBS, and had worked at the former Regal Diaper Factory, both of Maryville, MO.

Survivors include her son, Jeff Danner, and wife Kathy, Clearmont, MO, her brother, James Young, and wife Carolyn, Clarinda, IA, her granddaughter, Katey Zimmerman, and husband Johnathon, Pea Ridge, AR, and two nephews, Greg and Regan Young.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. Interment will be in the Lexington Cemetery, Bedford, IA. No formal visitation is planned


Hildred Eloise Warden 88, of Maryville, MO passed away peacefully on April 20, 2011 at the Golden Living Center, Maryville.

Eloise was born on November 25, 1922 near Atlanthus Grove, MO to Beldon and Georgie Marie (Smith) Wilson, they preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Edward Wilson, and Franklin Delano Wilson, and a sister, Helen Grace Wilson.

Eloise worked as a bookkeeper for her former husband, Walter Schumann in their lumber business. She later worked as a bottle inspector for the former Pepsi Bottling plant in Albany, MO. She later keep the books for the former Richards 66 Station, south of Maryville, and had been a sales clerk, from the day it opened till the day it closed, at the Maryville Kmart store.

Eloise had lived in Stanberry, MO. and moved to Maryville 33 years ago. She was of the protestant faith.

Left to mourn her passing is her daughter, Sandra Kay (Schumann), and husband Kent Marlow, Maryville, MO., her twin grandchildren, Michael Schumann Marlow, and Maleah Eloise Marlow, both of Maryville, MO. She is also survived by her brother, Beldon Keith, and wife Paula Wilson, Long Beach, CA, her sister, Lois Marilyn, and husband Conn Higley, Pasco, WA., and her sister in law, Patricia I. Wilson, North Platte, NE., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville. Cremation will follow the service, and inurnment will be later at the High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, MO. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home


Jane (Richardson) Ferguson, 62, Maryville, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011

at her home.


Jane was born June 19, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Arch G and Kate (Moore) Richardson.  She graduated from Maryville High School in the class of 1966.


She married James Gerry Ferguson on May 5, 1968 in Maryville, Missouri.

A member of the First United Methodist Church, Jane was retired a switchboard operator at St Francis Hospital.


She was preceded in death by her parents.


Survivors include her husband: James Gerry Ferguson, Maryville; son: Jim (Myra) Ferguson, Lawrence, Kansas and daughter: Jennifer (Jason) Tenney, Mound City, Missouri; grandson: Bryson Teeney; brother: John (Ginger) Richardson; husband’s siblings: Virginia (Jerry) Mickel, Savannah, Missouri; Bob (Ellen) Ferguson and Judy (Curt) Schmitt, Maryville.


At Jane’s request, her body has been cremated.  Memorial Services will be held at a later date


Richard Franklin Pride 59, of Maryville, Missouri died on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St Joseph, Missouri.


Richard was born April 15, 1951 in Maryville, Missouri, the son of Frank Harlan and Retha (Rickabaugh) Pride.  He was a 1969 graduate of Maryville High School, Maryville, Missouri.


Richard and Judy Ann Auffert were married on February 15, 1971 in Maryville, Missouri.


He had worked in the body shop at Boyles Motors for 32 years and at Kawasaki in the Improvements Department for the past 6 years.  Richard enjoyed camping as well as spending time with his family and friends. 


He was preceded in death by his father: Harlan Pride in 1978.


Survivors include his wife: Judy, of their home in Maryville; their children: Jason (Cheri) Pride, Kansas City, Missouri; Travis (Stephanie) Pride, Ravenwood, Missouri and Laura (Terry) Eighmy, Maryville; his Mother: Retha Pride, Maryville; nine grandchildren; a brother: Steven (Pat) Pride, Cincinnati, Ohio and a sister: Norma Jean (Ron) Dougan, Trenton, Missouri.              


Visitation is 5-7 p m on Sunday, April 17, 2011at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.


Funeral Services will be 10:30 a m Monday, April 18, 2011, at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery Maryville, Missouri.


Memorials may be made to the Dream Factory, 3205 North Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506


Joe McNulty, 91, Ravenwood, Missouri, died April 21, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St Joseph, Missouri.

Joe was born January 20, 1920, in Mound City, Missouri, the son of Charles and Emma (Cozad) McNulty.

McNulty was a career US Army person, serving during World War II until his retirement from the service.  He then became a custodian serving the Camdenton School district until moving to Ravenwood, where he served the Northeast Nodaway School system until his retirement in 2004. 

Survivors include a sister, Ruth McNulty, Denver, Colorado and numerous nieces and nephews, including Trudy Kinman and her husband, Marlin, Ravenwood.


He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Norma Yoshimura and Mary Hicks;  and brothers, Andy, Glen, Frank, Carroll, Dale, and Kenton "Pete" McNulty.

Visitation is 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Mound City.   Graveside Military Services will be provided by the Missouri Military Honors Program at graveside.

Memorials may be made to Mount Hope Cemetery Veterans Memorial, Mound City, Missouri


Kenneth Charles Carr 81, Skidmore, Missouri passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St Joseph, Missouri.


He was born January 11, 1930 in rural Barnard, Missouri, the son of Ira and Edna (Coulter) Carr. After graduating from Barnard High School in 1948, Kenneth joined the US Army and

served in the Korean Conflict.                                 .


On March 20, 1972 Kenneth and Lois Pauline Miller were married in Miami, Oklahoma.


A retired construction worker and farmer. Kenneth was a member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post #442, Maryville, Missouri and Laborers Local #579, St Joseph, where he

served as a Union Stewart.      


Preceding him in death were his parents.


Survivors include his wife, Lois, of their home in rural Quitman, Missouri; step-children:  Bob Miller, Dodge City, Kansas; Bill (Karen) Miller, Rockwell, Texas; Mike (Marilyn) Miller, Columbia, Missouri; Jason (Mollie) Miller, Eldon, Iowa; Ellen (Rick) Hart, Maryville and LuRinda Struthers;  sisters: Iris Davison, Savannah, Missouri; Ruth (Mel) Lindsey, Jacksonville, Florida and Marilyn (Kelton) Smith, Liberty, Missouri;   several  step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Kenneth’s body has been cremated.  His family will have a private burial service at a later date. 


Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Post #442, the American Diabetes  Association or

the American Red Cross


Mildred Ruth French Liddle, Saint Joseph, formerly of Maryville, Missouri died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

She was born Septemberr 7, 1918 in Maryville, Missouri to Flora (Lippman) and Fred French. She graduated from Maryville High School in 1934 and from Northwest Missouri State University in 1938 with a teaching degree in English, and a minor in French. For several years she taught high school English in Riverton, Iowa and Hopkins, Missouri.

She married John William Liddle on June 25, 1941 in Maryville, where they were pleased to spend most of their life. John preceded her in death in 1979.

Full of wisdom and memorable sayings, Mildred was a woman with a quiet, gentle and uncritical spirit. A lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Maryville she served as church secretary for several years. She loved volunteering in church activities and community service, especially at St. Francis Hospital. She was an avid reader, bridge player, music lover and was devoted to her family.

In addidtion to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son Larry, in 2003; and brother Fred French.

Survived by daughter Linda (Howard) Miller, of St Joseph; daughter in law Elizabeth Liddle of Mount Joy, PA; grandchildren-who affectionately called her Oodie: Mike (Melissa) Miller, Joey (Mark) Austin, Kris (Tim) Larson, Casey (Grant) Smith, David (Katherine) Liddle, Sarah (Mike) Neill. and Rebekah (Matt) Grumbrecht; 17 great grandchildren, one niece, and nephew, and cousin Vivian Stoutimore.

A private graveside service will be held in Maryville, Missouri on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2 PM. Friends are invited to visitation and celebration of her life at A & G Restaurant from 3-5 PM following the service. Arrangements by Price Funeral Home; officiated by Pastor Jonathan Mitchell. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Maryville, Mo or to Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando FL 32862-8200 with a note indicating "In Memory of Mildred Liddle."


Sylvia Marie (Coffelt) Grace 94, of Maryville, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Saxton Riverside Care Center, St Joseph, Missouri.

Sylvia Marie, the daughter of Shubeal Alva and Bessie Melvina (David) Coffelt,  was born February 11, 1917 in Ravenwood, Missouri.  She was a 1935 graduate of Harmony High School.

She married Loren Worth Grace on June 17, 1978 in Orrsburg, Missouri.  A Nurse Aid, Sylvia retired from St Francis Hospital in Maryville. 

She was a member of the West Union Primitive Baptist Church in Orrsburg; the James Edward Gray American Legion Auxiliary, the 8 and Forty Club and she had been a co coordinator of Widowed Person Services of Nodaway County.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Loren Grace (December 3, 1995); her parents; brothers: Hiram, Henry, Edgar and Paul Coffelt; a sister: Lydia Coffelt and  step-son: William Dee Grace. 

Survivors include her son: Marion Gray, St Joseph, Missouri; daughter: Marcia (John) Dobrowits, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren;  one great-great-grandchild. 

Visitation is 12:30 pm Monday, April 11, 2011 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.  

Funeral Services will be 2pm Monday, April 11, 2011 at  Price Funeral Home with burial in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the West Union Primitive Baptist Church


Margaret Caroline Linville, 87, St Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Hillsville Nursing Home, Platte City, Missouri.

Margaret was born February 3, 1924 in Rock Port, Missouri , the daughter of  Fred William and Ella Rose (Rosenthal) Vette.  She was a graduate of Horace Mann High School, Maryville, Missouri and a member of the Bethany Rural Christian Church, Barnard, Missouri. 

Margaret married Harlan Edward Linville on September 27, 1985 in Barnard, Missouri.

A homemaker, she retired from the Housekeeping Department of NWMSU, Maryville.

Mrs. Linville was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Linville in April 2009; her parents and sister: Violet May Vette. 

Survivors include her son:  Rex Neil, Columbia, Missouri; her daughter: Peggy Harmon, Platte City, Missouri; step-son: Larry Linville, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; step-daughters: Linda McGinness, Kansas City, Missouri and Kathy McPherson, Burlington Junction, Missouri; three grandchildren: Lee Harmon, Travis Neil and Kayce Soper; four great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; numerous step-great-grandchildren;  brother: Kenneth Vette, Cosby, Missouri;

and sisters:  Lois Turner, Chillicothe, Missouri; Darlene Hines and Dorothy Trail, St Joseph, Missouri. 

Visitation is 1-2pm  Friday, April 15, 2011 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville followed by  Funeral Services at 2 pm and burial in Nodaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Maryville, Missouri. 

Memorials may be made to St Luke’s  Hospice, c/o St Luke’s Hospital Foundation, 4225 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; The First Christian Church, Post Office Box 2000, Platte City, Missouri 64079 or the Bethany Rural Christian Church, Barnard, Missouri 64423