Sunday, April 5, 1998
Pennie S. Church
Pennie Sue Church 27, of rural Dakota City died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Thayer County Health Service Hospital in Hebron, Neb.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Houfek officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8:30 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Miss Church was born March 11, 1971, in Sioux City, the daughter of Cecil L. and Mary Ann (Sanford) Church. She attended Bryan Special Education School in South Sioux City. She moved to Hebron in February 1998. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City.
Survivors include her father of rural Dakota City; a brother, Robert of Sioux City; and a sister and her husband, Julie and Charles Griffin of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother Timothy; and an infant sister, Lisa.
Pallbearers will be Chuck and Tyler Griffin, Dick Saltsgiver, Robert Collins, Doug Greene, and Robert Hill.
Irving E. Rhymer
Irving E. Rhymer, 89, of Sioux City died Friday, April 3, 1998, at his residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. A. Pete Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mr. Rhymer was born July 10, 1908, in Tea, S.D., the son of Phillip T. and Anna M. (Bellach) Rhymer. As a child, he moved with his family to Sioux City. He graduated from Central High School. He married Ruth Blixt on March 21, 1941, in Sioux City. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by Tolerton-Warfield Wholesale Grocery, later acquired by National Foods, for 43 years, retiring in 1973.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was an avid fisherman and gardner.
Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Bill and Jennifer of Evergreen, Colo. and Jim and Vicky of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Shirley and Sandy Grillet of West Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jeremy Rhymer, Rhonda Luesebrink, and Brandy, Andrea, and Nicholas Grillet; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Don Rhymer.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy and Jeffrey Rhymer, Mike Luesebrink, Adam Rhymer, Nicholas Grillet, and Perry Ludwig.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland or Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Joyce V. Williams
Joyce V. Williams, 73, of Sioux City died Thursday April 2, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. John W. Blackman, Jr. and the Rev. Floyd E. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Williams was born April 30, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of Felix and Ruth (Jackson) Hilliard. She lived in Chicago, Arkansas, and Portland, Ore. before moving to Sioux City. She married Franklin "Frankie" Williams on March 21, 1944, in Los Angeles. She worked for St. Joseph Hospital, Zenith, and the Sioux City Fire Department. She had been a member of the IPS bowling team. She was a member of Malone A M E Church and was active in church organizations.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Franklin Williams, Jr. of Sioux City, and Newman Williams and his wife, Teresa of Burke, Va; two daughters, Marcia Morris of Staten Island, N.Y., and Marilyn and her husband, Barry Voss, of Minneapolis; a brother, William Hilliard of Portland; two sisters, Juliet Banks and Dorothy Fatheree, both of Portland; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Bruce E. Donahue
Bruce Edward Donahue, 67, of Sioux City died Saturday at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Edna M. Needham
Edna M. Needham, 90, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home after a lengthy illness.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Spirit Retirement Home with the Rev. Allen Call, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Private graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Logan Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Needham was born Aug. 4, 1907, in Dekalb, Ill. the daughter of John and Annie (Swenson) Johnson. She attended business college in Aurora, Ill. She married Lloyd L. Needham on Oct. 9, 1929, in Maple Park, Ill. He died Aug. 23, 1966.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include five sons; Robert L. Needham and his wife, Ann, of Montgomery, Ala., James L. Needham and his wife, Beth, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Richard F. Needham and his wife, Mary, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, William R. Needham and his wife, Jan, of Omaha, Neb., and Donald J. Needham of Santa Fe, N.M.; a daughter, Joyce A. and her husband, Dr. Wayne Barnes, of Sioux City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers.
Memorials may be given in her name to Holy Spirit Retirement Home.
George L. Olsen
George L. Olsen, 68, of Sioux City died Saturday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Dorothy E. Queen
SOLDIER, Iowa - Dorothy E. Queen, 90, of Soldier died Wednesday April 1, 1998, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Onawa, Iowa with the Rev. Donald R. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be in Onawa Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. today at Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa.
Mrs. Queen was born Dec. 15, 1907, in rural Whiting, the daughter of Elmer G. and Myrtle (Fegenbush) Clark. She graduated from Whiting High School. She married Howard Melvin Queen on May 19, 1934, in Sioux City. The couple lived in Sloan for a few years before moving to Soldier in 1943. He died Nov. 3, 1966, in Onawa. She lived in Soldier until entering Pleasant View Care Center in October 1991.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Onawa and the Jordan Birthday Club. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Norman R. and Joyce Queen of Soldier; a daughter and her husband, Charlotte and Bill Lee of Sebring, Fla; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred; an infant sister; two brothers, Floyd and Kenneth; an infant brother; and a great-grandson.
Claire I. Jordan
AURELIA, Iowa - Claire Irene Jordan, 98, of Aurelia died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Fountain Valley Hospital in Fountain Valley, Calif.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Wharton-Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia with lay pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jordan was born Aug. 16, 1899, in Aurelia, the daughter of Lewis and Ella (Swanson) Stutz. She received her education in the Aurelia school system. She married Fred Carl Jordan on Nov. 16, 1920, in Cherokee, Iowa. He died Oct. 6, 1971.
She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Aurelia, Bridge Club, and the Pythian Sisters. She enjoyed flowers.
Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis and her husband, Duane Stenseth, of Des Moines, Iowa, Marian and her husband, Lisle Harris, of Santa Ana, Calif., and JoAnn Laga of Albuquerque, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and several other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Stutz, Lola Mummert Dawson, and Pauline Wieland; and a son-in-law, Edward Laga.
EVERLY, Iowa - Richard "Dick" Johnson, 73, of Everly died Friday at his home.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warner Chapel in Spencer, Iowa. Burial with military services conducted by Everly American Legion, Everett Boyles Post #414 will be in North Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today.
EVERLY, Iowa - Jim Fell, 43, of Everly died Saturday at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Everly. Burial with military service conducted by Everly American Legion, Everett Boyles Post #414, will be in Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Warner Chapel in Spencer.