WILLIAM MATTHEWS WARIN
William M. Warin was born on April 1, 1944 in Creston, Iowa, the second son to Emmet and Pearl J. Warin. Bill, a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather died unexpectedly on April 4, 2000 at his home in Mesa, Arizona.
Bill grew up in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and graduated from Mount Ayr Community high school in 1962. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for two years and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in business administration. At Iowa, he also received his Juris Doctor degree and practiced law in both Iowa and Arizona. He had a general law practice in Iowa but specialized in estate planning once he opened his Arizona practice. He was a member of many professional organizations, the Iowa Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona and was even a guest on a local radio talk show as an expert on the subject of estate planning.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Watson of Diagonal, Iowa on August 27, 1966, at Immaculate Conception Church in Maloy, Iowa. After law school in Iowa City, they made their home in Mount Ayr, where Bill went into practice with his father Emmet Warin. Bill and Ann were blessed with three daughters, and, in 1981, he and his family moved to Mesa, Arizona. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing, reading and spending time with his family. He was a grandfather of two and was the designated pancake maker for them when they would stay overnight.
He is survived by his wife Ann Warin; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Brad Butler of Scottsdale, Arizona, Amy and Scott Haney of Mesa, Arizona and Jennifer and T. J. Casey of Mesa; two grandchildren; his mother Pearl J. Warin; and brother Mike Warin.
Bill loved his family dearly, and even after being in Arizona for 18 years, still had unbreakable ties to Iowa. All who knew him in Iowa, as well as in Arizona, will remember his strong work ethic, integrity and honesty. He was a highly-respected man and will be gravely missed.
Preceding Bill in death were his father Emmet Warin and his father-in-law Elbert M. Watson.
Services were held on Monday, April 10, 2000 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mount Ayr with Father Thomas Dooley and Father Mark Reasoner officiating. Lectors were Michelle Warin and Paul Miller. Nancy Sackett and Judy Cunning provided music. Casket bearers were his three sons-in-law, Scott Haney, Dr. Bradley Butler, T. J. Casey, and three nephews, Michael R. Warin, Joe Warin and Jim Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Collus Lawhead, Dick Weehler, Dan Cunning and Craig Elliott.
Bill was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.
HAROLD ROGER BLADES
Harold Roger Blades, son of Leroy and Catherine Pearl (Glazebrook) Blades, was born December 20, 1918 near Van Wert, Iowa. He departed this life May 30, 2000 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa at the age of 81 years.
Sam and Bertha Palmer of Grand River took him into their home when he was one year old, after his mothers death. Harold became a baby brother to the Palmer children, Harry, Ralph and Lowell. All have preceded him in death.
He received his education in Brushwood Country School and worked for many farmers in the area until enlisting in the US Army on February 21, 1942. He served with the 147th Infantry Regiment at Guadalcanal, Northern Solomon's and the Western Pacific. Honors included a Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. He was discharged on October 21, 1945.
On November 15, 1945 he was united in marriage to Vera May Jimmerson. To this union four children were born; David Eugene, Dean Roger, Duane Allen and Connie Sue.
Harold farmed in the Grand River, Davis City, Decatur and Mount Ayr areas from 1945 - 1970. At that time he became a service station operator/owner until retiring in 1990. He enjoyed traveling, driving through the countryside, reading and visiting friends. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Ringgold Post #172 of the American Legion both in Mount Ayr.
His parents, two sisters, Monica Pope and Catherine Blades of Oregon, and one brother Paul Blades of Galveston, Texas preceded him in death.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vera, four children, David (wife Shirley), Dean, Duane and Connie, a family friend Kathryn Nelson, two grandchildren, Joshua (wife Angie) Blades and Justin (wife Cynthia) Blades, three great grandchildren, a brother Don Blades of Aumsville, Oregon and a sister Marjorie Doerfler as well as other relatives and a host of friends and neighbors.
Services were held Friday, June 2, 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Mount Ayr, Iowa at 1:30 p.m. Officiating were Rev. Diana Holland and Rev. Ralph Johnson. Nancy Sackett, Mary Trullinger, and Margaret Bickers provided music. Casket bearers were Joshua Blades, Justin Blades, Ronald Jimmerson, Bob Jimmerson, Jim Luther and Merl Comer. Harold was laid to rest at Grand River Cemetery, Grand River, Iowa. Military Graveside rites were done by Ringgold Post #172 American Legion.
VINCENT W. HERROLD
Vincent W. Herrold was born October 21, 1922 at Chillicothe, Missouri, to John and Diana (Lang) Herrold. Vincent passed away at his home northwest of Diagonal on June 2, 2000 at the age of 77 years.
Vincent lived his life on a farm where he loved to work the land and tend to his cattle. He enjoyed his Allis Chalmers tractors and had recently gone to John Deere.
Vincent was united in marriage to Retha Conley on September 22, 1982 at his sister Ruth's home in Gravity, Iowa.
Vincent was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Homer, John Jr. and Leo, whom was killed in World War II; a sister Lula May Claybaker; a brother-in-law Cecil Smith; and a sister-in-law Margery Pruitt.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife Retha; one brother, Hubert Herrold of Diagonal; one sister Ruth Dideriksen and her husband Chris of Gravity, Iowa; two brothers-in-law Don Conley and his wife Pauline of Kansas City, Missouri and Ron Conley and his wife Betty of Mount Ayr, Iowa; three sisters-in-law Helen Herrold of Oregon, Margaret Herrold of Tucson, Arizona and Vesta Smith of Mount Ayr, Iowa as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Services were held Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at the Christian Church in Clearfield, Iowa at 1:30 p.m. Officiating was Rev. Eydie Stephens. The music was provided by Judy Newton and Shelly Mason. Casket bearers were Jack Taylor, Jim Taylor, Chris Eaton, Richard Taylor, Shon Berry and Gary Sobotka. Honorary pall bearers included Roger McCay, Ed Fletcher, Delbert Routh, Ed Johnston, Trent Johnston, Hal Dean Veatch, Claire Newton and Charles Fletcher. Vincent was laid to rest at Knowlton Cemetery, Diagonal, Iowa.
MARK LESTER BEEDE
Mark L. Beede, 87, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Indianola, died June 5, 2000, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center.
Mr. Beede was born October 7, 1912, at Kellerton to Alonzo Harvey and Jessie Ruth (McNeil) Beede. On August 25, 1934, he married Ella Lucile Roberts at Grant City, Missouri. He was a retired farmer and lived in Indianola, Carlisle and Kellerton before moving to Mount Ayr in 1995.
Survivors include a son, Lee (wife Carolyn) Beede of Carlisle; a daughter, Ruth Davis of Montevallo, Alabama; two brothers, Duane (wife Gertie) Beede of Climax Springs, Missouri and Ivan (wife Loni) Beede of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three sisters-in-law, Vera Deemer of Mount Ayr, Donna Beede of American Fork, Utah, and Lou Greenman of St. Charles; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by is parents; wife; three sisters, Ruth Beede, Esther McNeil and Doris Corll, and eight brothers, Ralph, Alvin, Cloyde, Russell, Rex, Homer, Howard and Vaughn.
Services were held at Wilson-Watson and Armstrong F.H. in Mount Ayr Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 1:00 p.m.
Officiating was Rev. Michael Druhl with musical selection of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee; and "The Old Rugged Cross." Casket bearers were Lyle Corll, Russell Corll, Marvin Woollums, Kenneth Beede, Gene Beede and Jim Clark.
Mark was laid to rest at Oliver Cemetery in Kellerton, Iowa.
DOROTHY KATHRYN JENSEN
Dorothy was born September 19, 1928 to Cliff and Ethel Jackson in their home near Mount Ayr, Iowa. She passed away May 20, 2000 at her home in Chula Vista, California after a long struggle with cancer.
Dorothy attended Rose Hill grade school and graduated from Mount Ayr high school in 1947. Following graduation she worked for the F.B.I. in Washington D.C. While there she met Wayne Leroy Jensen and they were married in June of 1950 following his graduation from the Naval Academy in Annapolis. To their union were born three sons, Stephen Wayne and twins Mark Ewing and Merrill Glen.
Preceding her in death were her parents; three sister: Mary Faith, who died in infancy; Opal Fern Barnett; and Anna Evelyn James; a brother, James Clifford; a nephew Clarence Marlin Henderson; and son, Stephen Wayne Jensen.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne; son Mark of Missoula, Montana, his wife Seanna and their three children twin sons Kincaid and Sean and daughter Olivia Riley; son Merrill and his wife Waldena of El Paso, Texas; brothers John Delbert of Grant City, Missouri and Joseph Andrew of Mount Ayr; and one sister Sally Sedgewick of Grand Haven, Michigan.
A memorial service was held in San Diego on May 25. She will be at rest in the Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis, Maryland.
JOSEPHINE MILDRED COLE
Josephine M. Cole was born at Sidney, Iowa on January 9, 1905 to William & Gertie (Kuhns) Kellison. She passed away at the Clearview Home, Clearfield, Iowa on June 15, 2000 at the age of 95 years.
She was educated in Fremont County schools and was married to Worley Cole in the home of his grandparents at Hamburg, Iowa on September 26, 1921. To this union were born 10 children, six of whom survive: Mildred (husband Bud) Beymer, Norma Howland, Nadine Schinagel, Buddy Cole, Karen Snedeker and Jacky Davenport. Also surviving are daughters-in-law Peggy and Pat Cole; three sisters and one brother, Stella Laughlin, Vera Smith, Leona Hildebrand and Francis (wife Betty) Kellison. Also brothers-in-law Ralph Lambert, Glen Thompson, Kyle (wife Nina) Cole, and sisters-in-law Opal Kellison, Esther Minter and Norma Kellison, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and children Shirley, Worley Jr., Dolores and Ronald; three grandchildren; sons-in-law John Schinagel, Robert Howland, Rene Kuonen; brothers Ed, Asa and Norman and sisters Marjorie and Elsie.
She was baptized in the Christian Church in Hamburg, Iowa and attended church as long as she was able.
She loved to raise a garden to share with her kids, was an avid reader all her life, liked crafts, making quilts and enjoyed traveling, making many trips to California, Florida and Texas to visit family members.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Graveside services were held at Mount Olive Cemetery in Hamburg, Iowa on Saturday, June 17, 2000. Officiating was Rev. Eydie Stephens and casket bearers were Josephine's grandsons. There is a memorial established to Clearfield Christian Church.
BERNARD BURDETTE HULL
Bernard Burdette Hull was born May 18, 1926 to Walter Eugene and Mary Louisa (Perr) Hull in Putnam County, Missouri. He passed from this life on June 11, 2000 at the age of 74 at the V.A. Hospital in Knoxville, Iowa.
He graduated fromArispe High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He belonged to the American Legion Dewey Post #516 for 25 years and was a member of theTingley Christian Church.
Bernie was united in marriage to Margaret Troxell Bryan in 1963. A son, Eugene Earl was born to this marriage.
Survivors include his wife Margaret; son Eugene Earl (wife Jennifer) of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Jan (husband Jerry) Jensen of Ogden and Candy (husband Steve) McCowan of Lincoln, NE; two stepdaughters, Kathy Jackson of Burlington and Ruthie (husband Mark) Schlapia of Diagonal; stepson Robert (wife Linda) Bryan of Georgia; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Layefette (wife Priscilla), Lyle (wife Arnolene) of Mount Ayr and Larry of Grand River; a sister, Verladene (husband Edwin) Mains of Des Moines; two brothers-in-law, Joe Harpin of Sedalia, Missouri and Lyle (wife Carol) Troxell of Marcellus, Michigan; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Bernadine Harpin and Noma Byrd; a baby sister in infancy and his parents-in-law.
He will be deeply missed by all.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at the Christian Church in Tingley with Rev. Eydie Stephens and Rev. Merlin Wilkins. Mrs. Harold Brown was the organist with "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset" as musical selections.
Casket bearers were Ron Willey, Donald Weeda, Harold Brown, Richard Hull, Greg Hull and Kevin Hull. Military graveside rites were provided by Dewey Post #516 and Ringgold Post #172 American Legion members.
Bernard was laid to rest in the Tingley Cemetery at Tingley, Iowa.
EVELYN ANN HUMPHREY
Evelyn Ann Humphrey was born August 12, 1906 in Greene County, Tennessee, daughter of Joseph E. Humbert and Nancy B. McAmis Humbert. She passed away on June 12, 2000 at the Health Care Center in Mount Ayr where she had resided since 1994.
She came to Iowa as a young child with her parents.
On December 29, 1929 she was united in marriage to Orville D. Humphrey in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. To this union two children were born.
Evelyn and Orville lived and farmed in the Bedford and Gravity areas, raising their family there.
Survivors are her children Bonnie Akers and her husband Francis of Gravity, Iowa and Steven Humphrey and wife Mary of Strasburg, Colorado, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sisters Stella Hewitt of Kingsport, Tennessee and Ruth Hein of Ashland, Kansas.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Orville in 1988, four sisters and one brother.
She will be missed by her family and friends.
Graveside services were held at Lexington Cemetery in Bedford, Iowa Thursday, June 15, 2000. Officiating was Rev. Diana Holland. Casket bearers were Wayne Humphrey, Steven Humphrey, Don Lyons, Jeff Humphrey, Scott Humphrey and Ron Calfee. Evelyn was laid to rest at Lexington Cemetery in Bedford, Iowa.
LOIS IRENE MACKEY
Lois Irene Mackey, daughter of Ralph Forrest and Helen Lucille (Clouse) Pritchett, was born November 19, 1931, in Grant Township, Ringgold county, Iowa and departed this life June 18, 2000 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, at the age of 68 years.
Lois grew up in the Delphos community. She graduated from the Delphos High School fifty years ago.
In 1949, she married Raymond Mackey of Delphos. To this union four children were born; Mary Helen, Richard Forrest, Ronald Lee and Randall Dee.
They began farming in the Delphos area and in 1961, they moved to a farm near Clearfield. Lois was a busy farm wife, her days were filled with caring for her family. In 1977, she moved to her present home in Delphos.
She was employed at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr for twelve years. During these years she also worked in the Delphos Post Office. She was officer in charge at Delphos until her appointment as Post Master for Redding in November of 1986. She held this position at the time of her death. She enjoyed many lasting friendships with fellow employees both at Clearview and the Post Office. Lois felt a part of the Redding community and looked forward to being a part of community activities.
Lois enjoyed yard work, gardening, canning, quilting, and cooking. All of her family will remember the many delicious meals she prepared and the fun times they spent together. The list of family favorites is never ending. She loved to travel and was planning many trips after her retirement.
Proceeding her in death were her parents, brother Junior, brother-in-law Frank Mason, and grandson Robert Mackey.
Survivors include daughter Mary Helen Cochrane of Itasca, IL, sons; Richard of Clearfield, Ronald of Mount Ayr and Randall of Minot, ND. Six grandsons; John, Justin, and James Mackey, Daniel, Andrew, and David Cochrane. Three great-grandchildren; Anthony, Morgan, and Katelyn Cochrane. Sisters; Eileen Mason, Marilyn Johnson and husband Theron, and brother Jerry Pritchett, along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives and special friends.
Services were held at Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Wednesday, June 21, 2000. Rev. Michael Drake officiated with words by Travis Johnson. Deb Cannon, Mary Trullinger and Margaret Bickers provided the music. Casket bearers were Daniel Cochrane, Andrew Cochrane, David Cochrane, John Mackey, Justin Mackey, and James Mackey. Honorary pall bearers were Tim Saville, Dick Snethen, Donald E. Stephens, Lloyd Jr. Stephens, Tom Kelly and Theron Johnson. Lois was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Memorials are sent to the Redding United Methodist Church.