RICHARD (RICH) BARRETT, age 63 of Sidney, IA, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE following a brief illness. Rich was born June 4, 1940 near Sidney, IA to Earl Barrett and Iva (Barnes) Barrett. He was married to Erma From December 26, 1998 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Rich worked for the Fremont County, Iowa Roads Department as a shop mechanic for over 20 years and was a member of the Plattsmouth, NE VFW Post.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Barrett. He is survived by his wife, Erma Barrett of Sidney, IA; step daughter, Dawn Johnson of Ames, IA; step son, Allen Johnson and wife Audrey of West Plaines, MO; 4 step grandchildren, Lacey Carpenter and husband Andy of Hope Mills, NC, Jeremiah and Jabcob Johnson of West Plaines, MO, and Joslyn Waelti-Johnson of Ames, IA; step great grandson, Drew Carpenter of Hope Mills, NC; sister-in-law, Anna Gay of Dallas, TX; brother-in-law, Glen From and wife Darla of Snellville, GA; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
TERESA K. HAYES, age 51 of Thurman, IA died Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at Glenhaven Home in Glenwood, IA following an extended illness. Teresa was born September 27, 1952 in Des Moines, IA to Evelyn (Hayes) Umphreys. She grew up in Red Oak and Council Bluffs, IA and was a 1970 graduate of Lewis Central High School. Teresa moved with her family to Thurman when she was 19 years old and worked as a Resident Treatment Worker and Certified Medication Aid at the Glenwood, IA State Hospital School from 1974 through 1997 having worked there for 23 years. She enjoyed sewing and shared this talent with all her family and friends.
Teresa was preceded in death by her mother and step father, Bob Umphreys, Sr., brother Bob Umphreys, Jr., and a nephew, Ryan Umphreys. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Hayes of Thurman, IA; 2 brothers, Rod Umphreys, Sr. and wife Sandra of Thurman, and David Umphreys and wife Cheryl of Little Falls, MN; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
CAROL JOANN LEFTWICH, age 49 of Tabor, IA died unexpectedly on Friday, January 30, 2004 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, IA. Carol was born April 7, 1954 in Omaha, NE to Lyle Stattler and Rose (Huey) Stattler. On February 11, 1974 she was married to Anthony D. Leftwich in Imperial, CA. Carol was a 1972 graduate of Central Union High School in El Centro, CA. Carol and Tony moved from Texas to Tabor in 1990. She worked for Kaiman’s Grocery in Glenwood for 5 years and worked at Glenwood State Hospital School Resource Center for the past 2 years. Carol enjoyed growing houseplants, collecting movies, and working in her flower garden.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Stattler and grandfather, Vern Stattler. She is survived by her mother, Rose Stattler of Glenwood, IA; husband, Tony Leftwich of Tabor: 2 sons, Les Leftwich and wife Kim of Omaha, NE and Chris Leftwich and wife Beth of Amsterdam, NY; 1 grandchild, Jeremiah Leftwich of Amsterdam, NY; 2 sisters, Marilyn Searle and husband Ken of Pampa, TX and Ramona Springs and husband Jim of Henderson, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
MARY FORBES, age 90 of Sidney, IA died Sunday, January 25, 2004 at the Sidney Health Care Center in Sidney, IA following an extended illness. Mary was born April 27, 1913 in Gentry, MO to Sam Lewis and Daisy (Rippey) Lewis. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 24 years and retired in 1968. Mary was also an active member of Telephone Pioneers and Communication Workers of America.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 brothers, Guy, Dawson and T.J. Lewis; 3 sisters, Opal Smith, Ruth Jorgenson, and Eloise Foxhoven. She is survived by 2 sisters, Daisy Hummel of Sidney, IA and Hilda L. Peterson of Mission Viejo, CA; many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
LITTA A. WALKER, age 110 of Omaha, NE, formerly of Randolph, IA died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at Montclair Nursing Center in Omaha following an extended illness. Litta was born March 23, 1893 in Randolph, IA to Jesse H. Walker and Amy E. (Clark) Walker. She was a teacher and administrator for 43 years before retiring and had been the head of the English Department at Roosevelt High School in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Litta graduated from the Randolph, IA High School and attended college at Tabor College, Highland Park College in Des Moines, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, Chicago University, University of Washington, University of Minnesota, Colgate University, Boston University and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.
She taught school in Randolph, Ankeny, Sidney, Anderson, and Cedar Rapids in Iowa, Bancroft, NE, and Jerome, ID.
Litta was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters, Irene Morrical and Gertude Kopp. She is survived by her sister, Essie Kruse of Council Bluffs, IA; nieces, Carita Frank and husband Clint of Omaha, NE, Suzanne Horbach and husband Larry of Omaha; and Judy Nissen and husband Bill of Glenwood, IA, niece by marriage Elveta Kruse of Bartlesville, OK; great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bernice McIntire Kiel
Bernice McIntire Kiel, 84, formerly of Muscatine, Iowa, died Sunday, April 20, 2003 at her daughter’s residence in Daytona Beach , Florida. Graveside services will be Friday, April 25, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation for Bernice will be held from noon till time of service at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E 33rd Street, Suite 1100 , New York , NY , 10016. Sympathy notes may be left for the Kiel family by clicking here.
Bernice was born in Muscatine, Iowa the daughter of Royal and Lillian Kuebler. She married Leonard L. McIntire and later married Howard Kiel. Bernice was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Club, bridge club and a former member of the Eastern Star. She was an avid ballroom dancer and enjoyed traveling, painting, sewing, playing bridge and other card games.
Bernice will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Howard; one son Darrell L. McIntire of Muscatine; one daughter Cheryl L. McIntire of Daytona Beach, Florida; one brother Robert Kuebler and his wife Viola of Ormond Beach, Florida; three grandchildren, Jerry L. McIntire of Daytona Beach, Florida, Jeffrey L. McIntire of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Marc T. McIntire of Muscatine; one great-grandcild, Shay L. McIntire of Muscatine; three step-sons Gary Kiel and his wife Claire, John Kiel and his wife Carol and Keith Kiel and his wife Lynne; two step-daughters Maryalice Donnelly and her husband John and Cindy Evans and her husband Jeff; and 35 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Leonard, and one granddaughter Linell L. McIntire.
OLGA ETHEL TRITSCH LAWLESS, age 95 of Louisville, NE, formerly of Sidney, IA died Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at the Louisville Care Center following an extended illness. Olga was born October 14, 1908 in Plattsmouth, NE to Philip Tritsch and Katharine (Keil) Tritsch. On April 29, 1928, she was married to Homer E. Lawless in Rock Port, MO. She was baptized into the German Lutheran Church in Plattsmouth, NE and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary both in Nebraska City, NE.
Olga was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer; daughter, Virginia Walters; grandson, Brian Lee Jones; great grandson, Joshua Jones; great granddaughter, Alex Jones; and 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by 2 daughters, Catharine M. Johnson and husband James of LaVista, NE and Charlotte (Lois) Thurston and husband Albert of Smyrna, GA; son, Homer Dale Lawless and wife Georgia of Springdale, AR; son-in-law, Clinton Walters of St. Joseph, MO; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
BARTINA A. HOLDEN, age 73 of Randolph, IA died Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at her home unexpectedly. Bartina was born February 1, 1931 in Randolph to Daniel A. Wilson and Hulda C. (Wederquist) Wilson. She was a graduate of the Randolph High School and attended the Commercial Extension College in Omaha, NE for a time. Bartina was married in 1949 to Laurel D. Holden and was a member of the Randolph Presbyterian Church and the Iowa Democratic Party.
Bartina was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Laurel Holden; and a son, Jeffery Dan Holden. She is survived by a daughter, Cindra Henggeler and husband Gerald of Sturegon, MO; 2 sons, Gregory L. Holden and wife Suzanne of Columbia, MO and Zachery Holden and wife Meghan of Kansas City; 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, Joshua, Lane, Aaron and Ella; 2 sisters, Bonnie Smith and husband Robert of Sidney, IA and Charolette Wilson of Randolph, IA; brother, Warren Wilson and Opal Hoerrman of Kirksville, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
BOYD FICHTER, age 79 of Randolph, IA died Monday, August 16, 2004 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Shenandoah, IA unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack. Boyd was born January 7, 1925 near Randolph to Paul Fichter and Lois C. (Smith) Fichter. Boyd was a 1942 graduate of Randolph High School where he was very active in sports. On January 3, 1955, he was married to Lois M. Williamson in Council Bluffs, IA. They lived in Shenandoah for a time then returning to the family farm near Randolph where Boyd farmed and raised livestock most of his life. He was a member of the Randolph, IA United Methodist Church.
Boyd was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bryce Fichter. He is survived by his wife, Lois M. Fichter of Randolph, IA; daughter, Rebecca A. Stubblefield and husband J. Randall of Council Bluffs, IA; sister, Adeline Stewart and husband Jack of Arcata, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
MARY ALICE (JAMES) PIERCE, was born on May 26, 1918 on a farm about four miles east of Anderson, IA to Thomas Clifford & Rose (Norman) James. She attended various country schools in Fremont and Page counties and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1935. On March 28, 1938, Mary was united in marriage to John Pierce in Tarkio, Missouri. To them, a son, Dale, was born in 1947.
Over the years, Mary was quite busy. She had many interests – gardening, her chickens, helping John and Dale in the field, just to name a few. She also did the books for the farm and the Pythian Sisters for many years. She was a member of the KYN (Know Your Neighbor) Club, the Pythian Sisters, and the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, IA. She also drove the school bus for the Anderson & Sidney school districts until 1970. She took great pride in her grandchildren, when they came along.
Mary Pierce was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Clifford & Rose (Norman) James, one young sister, Darlene Jones, and her husband, John. She is survived by one son, Dale Pierce of Sidney, his wife, Barbara, and their children, Amanda, Polly, and Riley, all of Sidney; two brothers and their wives: Warren & Iris James of Stanberry, MO and Delbert & JoAnn James of Kansas City, MO. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.