Mary Josephine Sinn, a former resident of Clarinda, passed away on January 8, 2000, in Fresno, California, at the age of 80. Jo was born in Red Oak, Iowa, on September 23, 1919. She and her husband, Charles, a native of Clarinda, lived here until 1966 when they moved to Fresno. Jo was preceded in death by Charles, who passed away in 1981.
She is survived by her three sons and one daughter; Steve of Overland Park, Kansas, Bill of Oakland, California, Bob of San Jose, California, and Sally of Silver Spring, Maryland. She is also survived by four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Fresno on January 13, 2000. March 11, 2000 a private burial will be held in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Velma Laura Smith, 93, of Braddyville, Iowa, died February 2, 2000, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Velma was born February 18, 1906 on a farm near Braddyville, Iowa, where she still resides, to Henry and Effie E. Mitchell Smith.
She was a graduate of Amity High School, College Springs, Iowa. In 1941 she went to Oregon to work for a short time and returned to the area and began working at Lisle Corporation in 1943. Velma worked at Lisle Corporation 1943-1971 retiring at age 65. She faithfully attended the Lisle Corporation party for the past 29 years, this past year attending with her nephew, Paul Smith. She was a member of the College Springs Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include nephews, Paul Smith and wife Gertrude of Clearmont, Missouri; Kenneth Smith and wife Marjorie of College Springs, Iowa; niece, JoAnn Van Fosson of Ralston, Nebraska; thirteen great nieces and nephews and many great, great nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Alice Smith of College Springs, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Vivan Smith.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, 2000, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Duling officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs. Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Church, College Springs.
Darrell D. Snodderley
Darrell D. Snodderley, 80, of Clearmont, Missouri, died Sunday morning, January 23, 2000, at Heartland East Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Darrell was born November 25, 1919, at Elmo, Missouri, to Dale and Addie Carpenter Snodderley. He was a graduate of Elmo High School. Darrell was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army.
April 11, 1948, he was married to Ruth Anna Hamilton, who survives.
Darrell farmed until 1964, and then operated the Snodderley Lumber Yard of Clearmont for 35 years. He was a member of the Bradley-Carver American Legion Post #492 of Elmo, Missouri, a member of the Board of MidAmerican Lumberman's Association, and a member of the Clearmont Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; children, Juliane Midkiff of Owensville, Missouri, Steve Snodderley and wife Judy of Elmo, Missouri, Herb Snodderley and wife Brenda of Clearmont, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and sister Lola Lee Van Fosson of Shenandoah, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by parents.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at the Elmo Methodist Church with Rev. Elizabeth Brakhage and Rev. Jack Yates officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery near Elmo with military rites by Bradley-Carver American Legion Post #492 of Elmo. Memorials were directed to the Building Fund of the Bradley-Carver American Legion Post #942 of Elmo. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Naomi M. Snodderley
Naomi M. Snodderley, 97, died at her home in Elmo, Missouri, on Saturday, March 4, 2000. She was born August 15, 1902, in Atchison County, Missouri, the daughter of Amos M. and Ida Jane Clark Hood.
Naomi graduated from High School at Christian College at Camden Point, Missouri, and attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Missouri, and received a teaching certificate. She taught school in Mount Tabor and Possem Walk in the Elmo, Missouri, area. Naomi became postmaster of Elmo in the fall of 1933 and retired in 1969.
Naomi was a member of the Elmo Christian Church for over 90 years where she taught Sunday School and played the piano. She was a member of the Elmo Legion Auxiliary.
Preceding her in death were her parents, sisters Beulah Handley, Nellie Herrick, Pearl Bailey, Rachel Race and brothers Charles Hood, Robert Hood and Earl Hood.
She is survived by daughter Carol Lynn Snodderley of the home, nieces, Barbara Butler of Burlington Junction, Missouri, Carolyn Brewer of Westboro, Missouri, nephew Byron Bailey of Leesburg, Virginia, and many great nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, March 8, at the Christian Church, Elmo, with the Reverend Tom Hamilton officiating. Burial was in High Prairie Cemetery near Elmo. Memorials were directed to Elmo Christian Church or the Elmo Legion Auxiliary. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Francis T. Sondag
Francis T. Sondag, 85, of The Kensington, Hastings, Nebraska, died Saturday, February 5, 2000, in Hastings, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, February 9, at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Portsmouth, Iowa, with Father Paul Monahan officiating. Burial with military rites was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Portsmouth.
Francis was born October 6, 1914, in Portsmouth, Iowa, to Joseph P. and Mary (Hammes) Sondag. He graduated from St. Mary's High School, Portsmouth, Iowa, in 1931. In 1940 he graduated from Iowa State University. He served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1941 through 1946. On June 9, 1944, he married Dorothy M. Gale who preceded him in death June 26, 1970. After the war Francis came back to Clarinda to run a farm implement business until he retired. In 1978 he moved to Lake Worth, Florida. In 1996 he moved to Hastings, Nebraska, where he was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #98 in Clarinda and an honorary life member of the Lions Club in Clarinda.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy Sondag, sister Marie Sondag, and brothers Monsignor Joseph Sondag and Ted Sondag.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Robert and Susan Sondag of Hastings, Nebraska; granddaughters Christine and Elizabeth Sondag; sisters Suzette Langenfeld, and Barbara and husband Richard Heller; brother Richard and wife Leona Sondag, and one sister-in-law Joan Sondag, all of Portsmouth, Iowa; plus many nieces and nephews.
Butler-Volland Funeral Home, Hastings, Nebraska, was in charge of arrangements.
Harry Stewart, 97, of Versailles, formerly of Eldon, died Friday, May 26, 2000 in Versailles.
He was born May 25, 1903, in Taylor County, Iowa, to Ed and Ara Wilson Stewart. On July 21, 1927, he was married in Page County, Iowa, to Connie Jones, who died May 27, 1997.
Mr. Stewart was superintendent of Central Missouri Turkey Hatchery until his retirement. He had been a resident of Lee House in Eldon prior to moving to Versailles in March.
As a young man Mr. Stewart worked on the farm with h his father and after marrying farmed on his own. He later took a job with Cudahay in Bedford, Iowa, and drove a truck on a creamery route and processed poultry. When Cudahay opened a feed and hatchery operation, Mr. Stewart went to work at the hatchery.
In 1954, Mr. Stewart joined the Waite brothers at their hatchery in Eldon. He was active in the Eldon First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Ed Stewart of Discovery Bay, California, and Robert Stewart of Brentwood, California; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and a sister, Faye McClarnon of Clarinda, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul.
Funeral services were held at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery. Memorial are suggested to the Eldon First Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Foundation.
Donna Stone, age 55, of Shambaugh, Iowa, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Donna was born in Jacksonville, Ohio, October 20, 1944, to Donald F. and Pearl Christine Lindquist Mingus. Donna had been employed at Four Sons and A&W and was currently assistant manager of Hardee's Restaurant.
Survivors include children, Daniel Stone of Shambaugh, Iowa, Christine Nicholson and husband Bill of Corning, Iowa, John Stone of Braddyville, Iowa, Tamara Stone of Camp Pendleton, California; five grandchildren; mother, Pearl Adamich of Burke, Virginia; sister, Mary Harris and husband Larry of Alexandria, Virginia; brother, Louis Adamich and wife Yolanda of Burke, Virginia; and husband, Richard Stone of Braddyville. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Lindquist.
Memorial services were held Friday, June 2, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Pastor Scott Denham officiating. Memorials may be made in her name. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Roger Allen Tryggestad, age 65 of Viroqua, Wisconsin, long time owner with his wife Lois of the Viking Inn in Viroqua died Thursday, February 3, 2000 at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas, from complications of cancer.
He was born August 3, 1934 in Viroqua to Lyle and Ethel (Erickson) Tryggestad. He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1952 where he was active in boxing and football.
On June 4, 1952 he married Lois Getter in Viroqua. He worked for Getter Beverage for three years and then owned a milk route from 1957-62. They moved to Clarinda, Iowa, in 1962 where they owned and operated the A&W Root Beer Stand until 1970. They moved back to Vernon County in 1971 and farmed at rural Westby. On July 1, 1972 they purchased the Viking Inn which they operated until 1977 when they sold it to their sons and wives, David and Laura Tryggestad and John and Karen Tryggestad.
He was a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church, La Belle Masonic Lodge No 84, Zor Temple of Madison, Scottish Rites, Valley of La Crosse and Viroqua Eagles No. 2707. He also had been an active member of the Viroqua Area Chamber of Commerce.
Roger is survived by his wife, Lois; one daughter Sue (Don) Evans of Omaha, Nebr.; three sons, Ron Tryggestad of Denver, Colorado, David Tryggestad and John Tryggestad, of Viroqua, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Janice Hauger, Pine River, Minnesota, Mary Ann Hanson of Elcho, Wisconsin, Jean Tryggestad of Peekskill, New York; one brother-in-law Richard Albrecht of La Crosse; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Alan Andrew Tryggestad, his parents, one sister, Eloda, and one brother Wyman.
Funeral services were held on February 9, 2000 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua, Wisconsin, with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery. Masonic services were conducted by LaBelle Lodge No 84.
Voigt P. "Bud" Uhlich
Voigt P. (Bud) Uhlich, 86, died Saturday, July 22, 2000 at the Frontier Personal Care Center in Livingston, Montana, following a lengthy struggle with cancer. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place with burial in the Mountain View Cemetery. Dokken-Nelson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A service was held at Grace United Methodist Church Friday, July 28, 2000.
He was born August 15, 1913, in Sterling, Nebr., to George and Nellie Woodring Uhlich. He lost his parents when he was eight and was raised in a foster home on a farm in Iowa and continued the rural life for several years after marrying Maxine McCorkle in Maryville, Mo., in 1935. The lure of a better life with the railroad brought the Uhlich family to Livingston, Mont., in 1942. Following a move to Glendive, Mont., in 1949, Mr. Uhlich brought his family back to Livingston in 1958 to finish his 33 year railroading career with the Northern Pacific. He retired from machinist work in 1975. He was a member of the Methodist Church and also enjoyed many years as an active member of the Elks Lodge.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing the Yellowstone River and several years of motorcycle touring through Montana and surrounding states.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Uhlich; brother, sister, and granddaughter.
Survivors include a son, Roger Uhlich of Evanston, Wy; daughter, Sharon Henderson of Helena, Mt; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Veva M. Gustafson of Red Oak, Ia, and Mary E. Swanson of Clarinda, Ia.
Tjay Scott Van Langen
Tjay Scott Van Langen, six month old son of Douglas and Konni Van Langen of Jewell, Iowa, died Suddenly on Tuesday, June 6, 2000, of unknown causes.
Tjay was born in Ames on November 27, 1999 to Douglas and Konni (Haugland) Van Langen.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Ceara and Shea; grandparents, Richard and June Van Langen of Ellsworth, Iowa, Kenneth and Rhonda Haugland of Clarinda, Iowa, Robert and Karen Touch of Ankeny, Iowa; great grandparents, Erma Stuhmer of Webster City, David and Edna Walters of Iowa Falls; an uncle, Chuck Van Langen and cousin Nick of Jewell; an aunt and uncle, Darla Van Langen and Ron Imlay and cousins, Tana, Colin, and Emma of Jewell; and an uncle and aunt, Kirk and Rachel Haugland and cousins Andrew, Kristina, and Jacob of Story City. He is also survived by two aunts and uncles, Michelle and husband Kelly Simpson and children Haley and Dani of College Springs, Iowa, and Karie and husband Travis Martin and daughter Sydney of Clarinda, Iowa.
Tjay was preceded in death by an uncle, Scott Van Langen, and an aunt, Lorna Van Langen and cousin Travis.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth with Rev. Mike Herschberger officiating. Burial was at Homewood Cemetery in Ellsworth. A memorial fund has been established to the Jewell Fire and Rescue Department. Becker Funeral Home of Jewell, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Henry William Wagoner
Ralph Wagoner was born Friday, April 16, 1920 northwest of Clarinda to Emory and Eleanore Nothwehr Wagoner.
He attended Spring Hill School and Immanuel Lutheran School. He farmed and enjoyed mechanical repair and welding.
At one time he played the French horn in the Major Landers Page County Farmers' Band. The band consisted of Ralph and many other farmers in the neighborhood. May 16, 1943 he was married to Lorna Mueller at Kiowa, Nebraska.
The couple came to Iowa and Ralph farmed and gradually began his carpentry business. When Immanuel Lutheran Church was built in 1959 he was hired by the construction company to work on the church. After that project he began carpentry work full time and built at least nine homes in this area along with many remodeling jobs. He carpentered until health forced his retirement. He always continued to enjoy working, visits with friends and relatives, his grandchildren, and anything mechanical.
Memorials are suggested to L.E.A.F. Scholarship.
Matthew Martin Walker
Matthew Martin Walker, age 16, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, June 2, 2000, due to a motorcycle accident in rural Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ted DeHass officiating. A memorial will be established for a tree planting at the Clarinda High School in his name.
Matthew Martin Walker, the son and friend of Clarence and Jeana Walker was born January 7, 1984, in Clarinda to Clarence Martin and Jeana Marie Brown Walker. The loving and loyal brother of Nikole Walker was 16, proud, happy and loyal. Matthew just completed his sophomore year at Clarinda High School. He was honest to his word. He could be trusted. He was loved so deeply. The world has lost a truly great person. Matthew loved to farm, hated fencing, loved flowers, hated helping his mother dig bulbs, loved his father, his mother and his family and friends. He was loyal and honest and had a heart so big it had a place for us all.
Survivors include his parents of the home, sister, Nikole R.A. Walker of the home; grandmother, Lucretia Walker of Burlington Junction, Missouri, grandmother, Betty R Plucker and husband Ron of Coin, Iowa, great grandmother, Tillie Miller of Clarinda, great grandmother Bettie Roten of Yorktown, Iowa, uncle Mike Brown and cousin Ashley Brown.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Darold Brown.
Pauline Webb, 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday morning, January 13, 2000, at I.H.S. Clarinda, Iowa, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. Pauline was born October 23, 1914, in Maryville, Missouri, to Purl and Nellie Ulmer Edwards. March 14, 1933, she was united in marriage to Curtis Webb who preceded her in death February 13, 1986. Pauline worked at the M.H.I. as a nurse aid. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clarinda, Iowa.
Survivors include her children, Gary Webb and wife Nancy of New Market, Iowa, Bob Webb and wife Gail of Clarinda, Iowa, Valerie Mace of Clarinda, Iowa, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son James Webb, 1 brother, two sisters and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 17, 2000 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark and Pastor John Swoyer officiating. Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri. Memorials may be directed to the Outreach Clinic of Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.
Bessie Marie White
Bessie White, age 90, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, formerly of the Villisca, Iowa, area passed away Friday morning, June 2, 2000 at Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Monday, June 5 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Bessie was born February 22, 1910 near Hepburn, Iowa, to Ernest and Tina Catherine Fulton Williams. She was a graduate of Clarinda High School. Bessie was united in marriage to Everett White January 27, 1934, and he preceded her in death January 4, 1972.
Bessie taught school for five years and following her marriage she was a farm wife and homemaker.
Survivors include children, Shirley Ann Ankeny and husband Elmo of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Wendell White and wife Beverly of Englewood, Colorado, Darwin D. White and wife Beverly of Rogers, Arkansas, Gary W. White and wife Connie of Scottsdale, Arizona, Gene R. White and wife Shirley of Sidney, Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, and sister-in-law Hazel White of Clearfield, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Robert Mattingly and Everett White, five brothers and two sisters.
Letha Ellen Williams, 81, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Saturday afternoon, January 15, 2000, at I.H.S. of Clarinda. She was hospitalized at Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, December 21, 1999.
Letha was born August 13, 1918, on the Carmichael home place near New Market, Iowa, in Taylor County, to Eura and Cora Mable Keeler Carmichael. She was a graduate of New Market High School.
April 6, 1935, she was united in marriage to Chester H. Williams who preceded her in death October 26, 1987. Letha cooked at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital and several restaurants in Clarinda and was owner of the Williams Hillside Greenhouse.
Survivors include children Joyce Martin of Clarinda, Iowa, Gale Williams and wife Edith of New Market, Iowa, Kay Claybaker of Clarinda, Iowa, Carol Williamson of Clarinda, Iowa, Howard Williams and wife Rosemarie of Clarinda, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren; one brother Ortis Carmichael of Chilicothe, Missouri, and sister-in-law Bessie White of Pea Ridge, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Jay Dee, sister Alice Jensen, two granddaughters, Diana Williamson and Angie Sohl.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at the Clarinda Cemetery with Rev. John Clark officiating. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Darlene Yearous, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday evening, January 14, 2000, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. Darlene was born May 21, 1914, in Page County, Iowa, to Claud E. and Ethel Minnie Farrell Slaight.
Darlene was a graduate of New Market High School. August 8, 1933, she was united in marriage to Gilbert (Pat) Yearous who preceded her in death May 6, 1998. She worked in the New Market School lunch room. She was a member of the M.D. Club, the New Market Methodist Church, and Eastern Star for over 50 years.
Survivors include daughters, Sharon Rae Foster and husband Ronnie of Clarinda, Iowa, Sandra Kay Lee and husband Carl of Clarinda; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Evon Seals, one grandson, Dan Foster, two great grandsons, Justin Foster and Mark Beam.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 17, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market.
Helen Yearous, 84, of New Market, Iowa, passed away, Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at Good Shepard Care Center, Blair, Nebraska, where she had resided to be near her daughter. Helen was born May 7, 1915, in Manson Township, Taylor County, near New Market, Iowa, to William Cameron and Claudia Vietta Raynor Cunningham. December 25, 1945, she was united in marriage to Leslie Yearous who preceded her in death September 12, 1994.
They farmed near New Market Iowa until their retirement. She taught rural schools in Taylor County for eleven years before her marriage. Later she worked as a resource person for New Market Community School. Helen was a member of the New Market Methodist Church and the New Market American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include daughters, Gayle Antsey and husband Phil of Corning, Iowa, Marcia Capton and husband Jim of Boiling Springs, PA, Kathy Tierney of Blair, Nebraska, and Vicki Schroder and husband Larry of Ralston, Nebraska; ten grandchildren; one sister, Velma Shroyer of Carmichael, California; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Cunningham of Carmichael, California and Ethel Geer of San Jose, California; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Roy Cunningham, two sisters, Bernice Pratt and Ruby Cunningham, and an infant brother and sister.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 11, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. A memorial will be established.
Andrew "Andy" York
Andrew "Andy" Jay York, 33, of Wenatchee, Washington, formerly of Clarinda, was taken from his family to be with the Lord on August 4, 2000 after a tragic accident while working for the Public Utilities District (PUD).
He was born on May 19, 1967 to Michael and JoAnn York at Clarinda, Iowa. Andy attended school in Yorktown at St. Paul's Lutheran School until eighth grade and then attended South Page High School where he graduated in 1985. After graduating he attended Hastings Community College in Hastings, Nebraska, where he received a degree in refrigeration and air-conditioning repair.
Andy later bought a truck and worked as a truck driver until 1989 when he sold the truck and moved to Wenatchee to work as an electrician and later for Jerry Rolen Excavating. In 1995 Andy went to work for Chelan County PUD and became a Journeyman Lineman.
On September 13, 1997 he married Ganelle Graves at Coeur'd Alene, Idaho. The couple made there home in Wenatchee where they had a daughter Ellie, now two and one-half years old.
Andy was an excellent father. He loved spending as much time as possible with his daughter; his family and friends he held above all else. Andy was a man of great faith and an active member of the Monitor Methodist Church. He was also known as a man who would do anything possible for his friends and enjoyed doing it. He also loved riding his bike, working on the family farm in Iowa with his father and brother, and he loved racing. Andy was a big NASCAR fan.
Andy is survived by his wife Ganelle and daughter Ellie of the home; parents Michael and JoAnn York of Clarinda; sister Laurie Stogdill and husband Mickey of Council Bluffs, Iowa; brother Ted York of Clarinda; grandmothers Alice Reins and Mary Kay York of Clarinda; great aunt and uncle Millie and Rich Greedy of Wenatchee; God-child Jill Anderson of Clarinda; and numerous family members, friends, and brothers at the Chelan County PUD.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday August 9, 2000 at the Free Methodist Church in Wenatchee with Rev. Mike O'Neal officiating. Local services were held on Saturday, August 12, 2000 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Yorktown, with Rev. Jerome Wagoner officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Monitor Methodist Church Building Fund in Andy's name.