Funeral services for Malcolm (Mike) Allen Shipley of Nodaway, IA, were held Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nodaway United Methodist Church. Burial was at the Nodaway Cemetery.
Mike died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, NE. He was born July 23, 1919, in Adams County, IA, the son of Fred Allen and Alma Edith (Windom) Shipley.
Mike graduated from Nodaway High School in 1938. He worked in the coal mines in Carbon following graduation. He served in the Army during WWII as a second lieutenant in the Third Army 6th Armored Division from 1942 to when he was honorably discharged in 1946. Mike was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star for his gallantry in action.
He returned to the Shipley family farm in Nodaway where he was a lifelong farmer. He sold Pioneer Seed for twenty years. In 2001 he received the Corning Rotary Conservation Award. Mike married Emma Jeanne March on June 16, 1950, in Nashua, IA, at the Little Brown Church.
In his younger years some of his fondest memories were of the Nodaway Town Team basketball and baseball. He served on the ASCS County Committee for many years. Mike served as Mayor of Nodaway for many years and was instrumental in getting city water for the town of Nodaway. He also served as a Nodaway City Councilman, fireman and Nodaway Cemetery Board member. Mike was a member of the Nodaway United Methodist Church, Nodaway American Legion Post #646 and the V.F. W. Wesley R. Miller Post #8998 and the Disabled American Veterans.
His hobbies were vegetable and flower gardening, hunting, fishing and he was an avid reader. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, infant twin sons Dennis and Donald, brother James and sister Margaret Blackledge, brothers-in-law; Dale Briggs, Bill March and Leonard Shupe.
Survivors include his wife Emma Jeanne of Nodaway, IA, sons Tom Shipley of Nodaway, IA, Clifford Shipley and wife Vicki of St. Joe, Ill, Bill Shipley and wife Diane and Leland Shipley and wife Amy all of Nodaway, IA. Eight grandchildren Katharine, Clinton, Abriel, Kyle, Alyssa, Trever, Connor and Sarah. One brother Earl Shipley and wife Sylvia of Villisca, IA, one sister Enid Shupe of Manchester, IA, brothers in law; Jerald March and wife Grayce of Mariposa, CA and David March and wife Sherry of Hale, MO. Two sisters in law: Rosa Briggs of Rock Port, MO and Thelma March of Hot Springs, S.D., nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Memorials will be used for a scholarship in his memory.
MAX H. MEANS
Funeral services for Max H. Means were held May 21, 2005, at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca, IA, with Fred Bryson officiating. Burial was at the Arlington Cemetery in rural Villisca.
Max H. Means of Villisca died May 16, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Center in Villisca.
Max was born June 23, 1925, in Adams County, IA, to D. Earl and Esther (Windom) Means.
He graduated from Villisca High School in 1942. Max served in the United States Army as a military policeman from November 1943 to May 1946 during World War II. He was united in marriage to Patricia Dunn on January 19, 1945 in Des Moines, IA. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. He farmed for seven years after getting out of the service, and then went into the trucking business for thirty five years. After retiring, Max and Pat moved into Villisca in 1992.
Max was preceded in death by his parents, a son Kenneth, and a granddaughter Stephanie Means.
He is survived by his wife Pat of Villisca; two daughters Barb Franson and husband Kirk of Villisca and Lois Michel of South Lake Tahoe, CA; a son John Means of Santa Clara, CA; seven grandchildren: Brad Franson and friend Kelley of Red Oak, IA; Julie Cooper and husband David of Greenfield, IA; Angela Tice and husband Brad of Urbandale, IA; Amy Villanueva and husband Jesus of Orangevale, CA; Stacy James and husband Justin of Orangevale, CA; Laura Means of Los Angeles, CA; and David Means of Sunnyvale, CA; five great-grandchildren; two brothers Don Means and wife Velma of Villisca, IA, and Leland Means and wife Jean of Fresno, CA; a sister Florence Martin of Thurmont, MD; special friends Danny and Marne Michel of Farragut, IA; and other relatives and many friends.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
LORINE H. KNUDSON
Funeral services for Lorine H. Knudson of Red Oak, IA, formerly of Nodaway, were held May 11, 2005, at the Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in Red Oak with the Rev. Gordon Scott officiating. Internment was at the Nodaway Cemetery in Nodaway.
Lorine Helen Knudson, the daughter of Henry and Katie (Scheierman) Sterkel, was born April 19, 1914 in Clay County, NE. She died suddenly on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the NE Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
Lorine was raised in Clay County, NE. She was united in marriage to Raymond Knudson on April 5, 1936, at Bellevue, KS. They moved to Nodaway, IA in 1940.
Lorine and Raymond moved to Red Oak in l979. She was a member of the Nodaway United Methodist Church at Nodaway, IA, and the Order of Eastern Star. Lorine helped her son at Ingmand Small Animal Hospital for 20 years, showing her love of dogs and pets.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Cheryl Wray Knudson; and three sisters, Viola Swanson, Claretta Garrison and Vesta Gerdes.
Lorine is survived by her husband, Raymond Knudson of Red Oak, IA; three sons, Dr. Merlyn D. Knudson of Red Oak, IA, Lowell W. Knudson and his wife Nancy of Springfield, MO, and Jerry L. Knudson and his wife Diane of Las Cruces, NM; five grandchildren: Todd Knudson of Lincoln, NE, Tracy Tvrdy of Lincoln, NE, Scott Knudson of Salt Lake City, UT, Mike Knudson of Harrison, AK, Keely Knudson of Springfield, MO; three great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Sterkel of Sutton, NE; other relatives and many friends.
Memorial is being established in her name.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Albin Anderson of Villisca, formerly of Elkhorn, NE, died April 25, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Hospital in Clarinda, IA.
Albin was preceded in death by his wife Helen and daughter Donna.
He is survived by children Diane (Roger) Rhoades; Darlene (Ron) True; Beverly (Sammy) Mislivec; Dennis (Mary) Anderson; Carrie Anderson and friend Terry. Also twelve grandchildren and one great grandson.
CYNTHY ANN SPENCER
Funeral services for Cynthy Ann Spencer of Villisca, IA, were held April 26, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Villisca with burial in the Villisca Cemetery.
Cynthy died April 23, 2005, at the Stanton Care Center in Stanton, IA, where she had been a resident since February 18, 2005.
Cynthy was born January 23, 1940, in Shenandoah, IA, the daughter of Al and LaVeta (Sullivan) Sloey. She was a 1958 graduate of the Shenandoah High School.
After graduation, Cynthy worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in Shenandoah, Carroll and Red Oak.
Cynthy married Dale Spencer on August 23, 1963. She babysat, worked at K-Mart, the Dime Store and was a stay-at-home mom. She had worked as a dietary assistant at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center from 1991 until ill health forced her to retire in 2001.
Cynthy was a member of the Morton Mills Union Church, the Villisca Lions Club, Eastern Star, and was an EMT for Villisca for many years. In 2004, she was honorary co-chairman for the Montgomery County Relay for Life.
She is survived by her husband Dale of Villisca; son Alan Spencer and wife Andrea of Gilbert, IA; and daughter Dee Brand and husband Russell of Davenport; two grandchildren, Samuel and Jarred Brand; one brother Michael Sloey and wife Janet of Manchester, MO; plus other relatives and friends.
Cynthy was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Victor Wayne Spencer.
Memorials may be directed to the Villisca EMTs. Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca in charge of arrangements.
CLARK EARL MEANS
Funeral services for Clark Earl Means of Villisca, IA, were held April 21, 2205, at the United Methodist Church in Villisca, with Pastor Gordon Scott officiating. Burial was in the Villisca Cemetery.
Clark Means died Monday, April 18, 2005, at his home in Villisca. He was born May 6, 1912, in Montgomery County, IA, and raised on the family farm east of Villisca, IA, the son of Clyde Earl Means and Eva Hattie (Johnson) Means. He attended East #1 (Findley) country school before riding his horse to town daily for high school. After graduating from Villisca High School in 1930, he began work at the lumberyard. He also worked at the Farmers Store. Clark attended John Deere mechanics school in Waterloo and became the local service man for John Deere at Danielson Implement.
Clark met Marie Casey in 1936. In 1941 he purchased 120 acres adjacent to the family farm and began farming. Clark and Marie were married February 24, 1942 in Omaha, NE. To this union two sons were born, Stanley Allen and Dennis Earl. Clark enjoyed raising livestock and working the soil. They retired and built a new home in Villisca in 1977.
Clark was a member of the Villisca United Methodist Church and Farm Bureau. Clark and Marie camped throughout the Midwest as members of Waubonsie Ramblers Camping Club. They also belonged to Circle 8 Square Dance for 35 years, and enjoyed square dancing while wintering in Texas. Woodworking was a favorite pastime. Clark enjoyed the family and looked forward to their visits. His grandchildren enjoyed challenging "Grandpa" to a game of cards.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Harold Means.
He is survived by his wife Marie of Villisca, IA; sons Stanley Means and wife Karen, and Dennis Means and wife Pat, all of Villisca, IA; six grandchildren, Brent Means and wife Billee of Villisca, IA, Clint Means and wife Shona of Villisca, IA, Robyn Benco and husband Joe of Scottsdale, AZ, Chad Means and wife Courtney of Villisca, IA, Teresa Wacha and husband Tom of Ames, IA and Tyson Means and wife Tina of Villisca, IA; seven great grandchildren, Kelsey, Tyler, Baillee, Brodee, Chloey, Julia and Camden, plus other relatives and friends.
Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Thelma Taylor, Morton Mills, IA, were held April 19, 2005 at the Grant United Methodist Church with Pastor Gerald Wiser officiating. Burial was in the Grant, Iowa Cemetery.
Thelma Taylor died April 14, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Center in Red Oak. Thelma Lois Taylor was born April 29, 1916, east of Grant, IA, the daughter of Roy and Estella (Curry) Hines. Estella later married Merrill Foote whom Thelma thought of as her father. She was raised in the Grant area, graduating from the Grant High School. Thelma was united in marriage to Lloyd Taylor on July 25, 1934. To this union six children were born.
Thelma and Lloyd lived in the Grant and Morton Mills areas all of their lives. Thelma started working for the Good Samaritan Center in Red Oak in 1974 as a housekeeper. She was promoted to House Keeping Supervisor in 1977. Thelma became the Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor in 1981 and retired in 1989 after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Grant United Methodist Church, the Grant United Methodist Women, and the Morton Mills Ladies Aid, as well as many other clubs that she enjoyed.
Preceding her in death was her infant daughter Barbara Jean; her parents; husband Lloyd Taylor; son Ronald Taylor; brother-in-law Ross Adams; and sister-in-law Lucille Foote.
Survivors include her three sons, Lynn Taylor and wife Sandy of Morton Mills, IA, Melvin Taylor and wife Mary of Merrimack, NH, and Greg Taylor and wife Marlene of Morton Mills, IA; daughter, Janette Motley and husband Jerry of Niwot, CO; daughter-in-law Jeannette Taylor of Red Oak, IA; eighteen grandchildren; forty-three great grandchildren; honorary daughter Diane Nealeigh and husband Ron of Trenton, NE; two sisters, Beatrice Adams of Griswold, IA, and Phyllis Schuler and husband Junior of Atlantic, IA; two brothers Lawrence Foote and wife Billie Ann of Stanton, IA; and Edwin Foote and wife Marilyn of Stanton, IA; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak is in charge of arrangements.