LILLIAN IRENE (CRAWFORD) PAYNE, age 84, of Sidney, IA died Monday, August 2, 2004, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Shenandoah, IA. Lillian was born November 20, 1919, in Tryon, NE to Roy C. Crawford and Iva (Dixon) Crawford. On October 11, 1941, she was married to Richard Payne. Together, they owned and operated the Northside Tavern in Sidney for nearly 25 years.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rich Payne; 4 sisters, Evelyn Resh, Nedra Edmunds, Thelma Stogdill, and Reta Mosier; and 4 brothers, Wendell, Wayne, William and Warren Crawford. She is survived by 2 daughters, Sharon Barrett of Sidney, IA and Linda Rappl and husband Mike of Lincoln, NE; son, Dick Payne and wife Debi of Maryville, MO; 8 grandchildren, Gina Plummer, Rhesa Leiding, Michael Rappl, Kayla Rappl, Mark Rappl, Shalene Rappl, Rhonda Markoff, Kiley Payne; 3 great grandchildren, Ristan Leiding, Madison Markoff, Taylor Markoff; brother, Waldo Crawford of Hastings, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Lillian spent most of her childhood years in Hastings, IA and Riverton, IA. She was valedictorian of her graduating class and reigned as Miss Riverton for a year. She married Richard Payne in 1941. To this union three children were born. The family made their home in Sidney with Richardís Aunt Nelle Lamb for many years before moving to the residence at 321 Main. Richard and Lillian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1991.
Lillian was a hard worker throughout most of her life. She worked at various businesses in Sidney, including the telephone company, Carterís Grocery, and Pegauís Western Wear. She cleaned many homes and businesses and took care of people such as the Archies and the Loveladys. Lillian and Aunt Nelle Lamb worked for area hunters for many years, cleaning ducks, geese, and pheasants. The two also did baking for a variety of people. In addition, Lillian did laundry and ironing for several Sidney residents for many years. Later, she worked at a sewing factory in Nebraska City. In the early 1970ís, she gave up her job at the sewing factory to help her husband run the Northside Tavern. They owned and operated this business for nearly 25 years.
Lillian enjoyed cooking and baking. She will always be remembered for her cinnamon rolls, glass candy, chili, and cheeseburgers at the Northside. She also enjoyed working in her yard and garden. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. But perhaps her greatest joy came late in life, when she got to spend time with her great-grandson, Ristan, attending his school concerts, piano recitals, or just playing games with him.
Lillian was a very kind-hearted woman who was good to everyone. She truly enjoyed visiting with people, whether it be at the tavern, at her home, or on the telephone.
For the past few years she suffered from Alzheimerís disease, which eventually robbed her of most of her memories and abilities. Her struggle and suffering came to an end on Monday, August 2, 2004.
CARL REES BOYER age 88 was born in Tabor, Iowa on September 28, 1916. He passed away on November 20, 2004, in Pocatello, Idaho, at the Hillcrest Convalescent Center. He married Lola Hatt on December 31, 1939, in Bluffdale, Utah. They lived in Rock Springs, Wyoming for a while and then moved to Reliance, Wyoming. In Reliance he worked for the Union Pacific Coal Company for 15 years running a mine hoist.
In 1954 they moved to Tabor, Iowa to run their farm. Carl worked fulltime for Allied Chemical for more than 20 years as a journeyman pipe fitter and ran the farm with the help of his wife and children. He was a hard worker and loved to work with his cattle. He also loved to read, fish, hunt, and work with wood. Carl was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in many callings, but spent 13 years as the Branch President of the Shenandoah-Nebraska City Branch of the Church in Iowa.
Carl lost his wife, Lola, in 1984. At this time he moved to Arimo, Idaho, to be closer to family. While he lived in Arimo he married Lavon Bower. They enjoyed one anotherís company for several years but later divorced. Later, as his health deteriorated, he moved to Pocatello, Idaho where he spent his last four years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Lola, his parents, Davis & Kitty Boyer, 2 half-brothers, Harold & Glen Boyer, and brother, Wayne Boyer. He is survived by 2 sisters, Agnes Hindman of Eaton, Colorado and Norman Groft of Rockport, Missouri; and brother, Mertin Boyer of Nebraska City, Nebraska. He is also survived by his son, David and wife Cay Boyer of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and daughter Teri L. Peterson and husband Curtis of Pocatello, Idaho. He has 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
JUANITA GRINDLE, age 76 of Bartlett, IA died Monday, November 22, 2004 at her daughterís home in Bartlett following an extended illness. Juanita was born February 2, 1928 in Adair County, Iowa to Murvin N. Taylor and Madeline A. (Taylor) Taylor. Juanita worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 30 years with the Glenwood, IA State Hospital School and was a member of the Bartlett, IA Community Church where she was very active in several groups. She was also a member of the VFW Post #7064 Ladies Auxiliary.
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dorvwin Grindle; previous husband, Larry Albertsen; and an infant son, Ralph David Grindle. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Doty and husband Dean of Bartlett, IA; 2 sons, Kevin Dean Albertsen and wife Vallerie of Riverton, IA and Terry Lee Albertsen and wife, Marlene of Bartlett; 8 grandchildren, Amanda, Melissa, Weston and Shelby Albertsen, Brian and Jamie Major, and Jason and D.J. Doty; sister, Larue Wheelock and husband Art of Anita, IA; 2 brothers, Norman Taylor and wife Carolyn of Oklahoma City, OK and Bill Taylor of Casey, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
JAMES HENRY PULLMAN, JR., age 87 of Edgemont, AR, formerly of Sidney, IA passed away Sunday, November 14, 2004 at Southridge Village in Heber Springs, AR. Born October 20, 1917 in Sidney, IA, he was the son of the late James H. Pullman, Sr. and Mildred DeFreece Pullman.
A resident of the Greers Ferry area since 1981, Mr. Pullman was a banker for forty-five years and retired from Fremont County Savings Bank in Sidney, Iowa. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. Mr. Pullman was a lifetime Mason and Shriner, and he was also a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Holiday Hills United Methodist Church at Greers Ferry and had served as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church in Sidney, IA.
James was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Kennedy) Pullman of Edgemont, AR; son, Gregory James Pullman of Fairfield Bay, AR; daughter, Pamela Smoak of Panama City, FL; brother, Norman K. Pullman of Wichita, KS; sister, Irene Kruger of Edgemont, AR; 3 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 2 step great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
HOWARD SCHUEMANN, age 67 of Thurman, IA died Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE following a brief illness. Howard was born June 24, 1937 in Avoca, IA to Henry John Schuemann and Nellie Marie (Burgin) Schuemann. He was married to Marilyn Beals on September 3, 1988 in Council Bluffs, IA. Howard worked as a Maintenance Engineer for several different companies in Council Bluffs, Omaha, and most recently with Vogel Popcorn in Hamburg, IA.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Schuemann. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Schuemann of Thurman, IA; daughter, Deb Steele and husband John of Omaha, NE; son, Rich Schuemann and wife Lisa of Clive, IA; 2 step sons, Dave Blackman and wife Sandy and Mark Blackman all of Council Bluffs, IA; 5 grandchildren, Laura and Sarah Steele, Jeff, Jenny and Jason Schuemann; brother, Doug Schuemann and wife Cindy of Cumming, IA; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
RICHARD I. VANATTA, age 86 of Tabor, IA died Saturday, November 13, 2004 at Tabor Manor Care Center in Tabor, IA following an extended illness. Richard was born January 16, 1918 near Tabor, IA to Guy E. Vanatta and Mae E. (Dyke) Vanatta. Richard served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at Lakeís Nursery and later Mt. Arbor Nursery as a Supervisor in Shenandoah for a total of nearly 40 years.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jenny ďIreneĒ (McCreedy) Vanatta; sister, Lola Forney; and 3 brothers, Cleo (Bud), Junior, and Ray Vanatta. He is survived by 2 sons, Dick Vanatta and wife Sherry of Red Oak, IA and Roger Vanatta and wife Dixie of Stockton, MO; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jim Vanatta of Tabor, IA and Wayne Vanatta of Thurman, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
ANGIE SMITH, age 34 of Sidney, IA died unexpectedly on Monday, November 8, 2004 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, IA. Angie was born December 5, 1969 in Red Oak, IA to Brent VanHouten and Emily (Dunbar) Johnson. She was married August 18, 1990 to Shane Smith in Imogene, IA. Angie worked as a Dental Assistant with Dr. Carrell and Dr. Dostal in Shenandoah, IA. She was a member of St. Patrickís Catholic Church in Imogene where she was on the Alter Society and a former CCD Teacher.
Angie was preceded in death by a sister, Tawyna VanHouten. She is survived by her husband, Shane of Sidney, IA; son, Jacob Wayne Smith of Sidney; parents, Brent VanHouten and wife Loa of Tabor, IA and Emily Johnson and husband Ken of Shenandoah, IA; father and mother-in-law, Dwight and Madonna Smith of Tabor; grandparents, Helen Dunbar, Susie Dunbar both of Shenandoah, and Lessie Walcot of Red Oak, IA; 3 sisters, Rhonda Reidell and husband Gary of Union, MO, Cindy Howard and Kristen VanHouten both of Tabor; 2 brothers, Chad VanHouten and wife Annie of Shenandoah and Jeff VanHouten and wife Ashley of Council Bluffs, IA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Shawn and Tracy Smith of Thurman, IA, Shad and Vicki Smith of Sidney and Shannon and Erin Smith of Tabor; numerous nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
JIM SHELDON, age 71 of Sidney, IA died Thursday, November 4, 2004 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA suddenly. Jim was born May 2, 1933 in Nebraska City, NE to Earnest J. Sheldon and Grace (King) Sheldon. On November 25, 1955 he married Judy Driever in Percival, IA. Jim was a member of the Percival Community Church, the Elks Lodge of Nebraska City, NE and Petaluma, CA, the Eagles Lodge of Nebraska City, and a former member of the American Legion in Nebraska City and Sidney. He was a District Manager for the Frito Lay Company in CA and later owned and operated Sheldon Distributing Co. in Lakeport, CA.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Judy of Sidney, IA; daughter, Juli Andrus and husband Jim of Woodbridge, CA; son Jim Sheldon and wife Jennifer of Corvallis, OR; brother, Bob Sheldon and wife Delores of Percival, IA and sister in law, Joy Driever of Mesa, AZ, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; 4 nephews, many other relatives and friends.
VIOLET (MOYER) HILL age 84 of Tabor, IA died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at her home. Violet was born April 17, 1920 in Gretna, NE to James E. Moyer and Mary E. (Bennett) Moyer. On August 22, 1950, she was married to E. Glen Hill in Hamburg, IA. Violet worked for many years as a Licensed Practical Nurse and was a member of the Tabor United Methodist Church.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen Hill; 1 sister, and 5 brothers. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mary Howery and husband Jon of Thurman, IA, Carol Tackett and husband Don of Glenwood, IA, and Sue Paczkowski and husband Steve of Hastings, NE; 2 sons, Ted Hill and wife Carol of Tabor, IA and William Hill and wife Linnea of Beaver Lake, NE; 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Peeler and husband Jim of Hamburg IA; 3 brothers, Victor Moyer, Stanley Moyer and wife Pauline all of Hamburg, and Fay Moyer and wife Jackie of Half Way, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
LORRAINE H. NENNEMAN, age 91 of Sidney, IA died Monday, November 1, 2004 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, IA following an extended illness. Lorraine was born May 14, 1913 near Sidney, IA to Adolph Conrad Nenneman and Mary E. (Proctor) Nenneman. On August 22, 1931, Lorraine married Ruth Williams in Marysville, MO. Lorraine was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Hamburg, IA and a former member of the Sidney United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Fremont County 4-H Fair Board also serving as former leader and served on the Extension Council.
Lorraine was preceded in death by his parents and brother, LeRoy Nenneman. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Nenneman of Sidney, IA; 3 sons, Robert (Bob) Nenneman and wife Doris, Terry J. and wife Janelle all of Sidney, IA and Larry J. Nenneman and wife Cheryl of Torrance, CA; daughter, Donna Glenn and husband Jim of Sidney, IA; 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 2 nephews, other relatives and friends.