The Edina Sentinal
Killed In Globemaster Crash
Captain Brodie E. Bryant, 39 years old, of Independence, Mo., a nephew of Mrs. Mary McSorley of Plevna, and a cousin of Mrs. Claude Parcell of southeast of Edina, and of many other Knox Countians of the Bryant and Angus families, was among those in the crash of a C-124 Globemaster December 19, at Belton, Mo., when all seven members of the crew were killed. Mrs. McSorley received word of his death at the time and a more detailed account came later from her sister, Mrs. Shirley Comstock, who lives at Chillicothe. Captain Bryant, the navigator of the plane, was a son of Jim Bryant of Mountain Grove, Mo. Funeral services were held Friday morning at Independence and Saturday afternoon at Mountain Grove with burial at a cemetery there. Besides his father, brothers and sisters, he is also survived by his widow and three sons, Kenny, age 13, Andy, 11, and Larry, 9. Just two years ago, Captain Bryant's older brother, Andrew Bryant, died of a heart attack while spending the holidays with his father. Their mother died a number of years ago. Captain Bryant had served in World War II and had recently been called back into active duty with a Kansas City area reserve unit.
The Edina Sentinel
February 9, 1950
Brother of Frank Bryant Dead.
Charles Bryant of Memphis, brother of Frank Bryant of northeast of Edina and who lived near old Hazelville when a young man, died Feb. 1 at a hospital in Keokuk. He was 68 years old. When the family lived at Hazelville he carried the mail on the star route between there and Baring. His father, Riley Bryant, died of a heart attack and the son took over the route at the time. His wife and two children, a son and daughter, survive. Burial was Sunday at Lawn Ridge Cemetery, east of Memphis. He also died of a heart attack, like his father, and three other brothers, William, James and Walter, the same way.
The Edina Sentinal
KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT
Mrs. E. J. Bryant's Neck Broken in
Automobile Wreck Near Plevna
Mrs. E. J. Bryant, Shelbina, mother of Miss Lucille Bryant of Edina, was killed about 8 o'clock Saturday night when her car, driven by Miss Bryant, overturned at the turn toward Newark just north of Plevna. Her neck was broken when the car left the road and overturned into a ditch. Miss Bryant and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Bryant, of Kansas City, were unhurt.
Miss Bryant, it is said; mistook the direction of the curve as she attempted to take the Newark road, and the car continued into the ditch, overturning but not badly damaging it. Mrs. Bryant and her daughter-in-law had driven to Edina to visit Miss Bryant, who was returning to Shelbina with them to spend the weekend. Miss Bryant conducts a beauty parlor in Edina, known as the Bryant Beauty Service. She has conducted the place since October, 1936, when she purchased the former Bertram Beauty Shop.
Mrs. Bryant, one of Shelbina’s best known women and socially prominent, was a member of the Baptist Church and several social organizations. She was the former Cloy Connor, a daughter of Thomas J. and Belinda Elizabeth Connor. She was born in Promise City, Ia., Nov.15, 1878. She attended school there and married Edward J. Bryant, a native of Promise City, Dec.14, 1899. They moved to Shelbina in 1920, where her husband is an employee of the Farmers Produce Company.
Surviving are: The husband; two sons, Merle Raymond of Shelbina and Wayne J. of Kansas City; the daughter, Miss Lucille, of Edina; a grandchild, Rosemary Bryant, of Kansas City; two brothers, Lee and Ray Connor, of Promise City, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Roberts, Promise City.
Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon from the First Baptist Church in Shelbina, with the Rev. 0. P. Grobe in charge. Services were also held in Promise City, Ia., where the body was taken for burial at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. Those attending the funeral at Shelbina from here were: Mrs. William Kriegshauser, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bowling, the Rev. and Mrs. N. S. Dunham, Wilbur Sharp, James Cook, Mrs. Margaret Waye, Mrs. Paul Schwarzweller, Mrs. Paul Callaway, Misses Helen Jones, Margaret McEwen and Helen Kelly.
The Daily Gate City
November 26, 1965
Mrs. Leonard Bryant
Mrs. Deon Sue Bryant, 30, of the Airport Road, one of the victims in the National Guard Armory explosion Wednesday night, was born July 3, 1935 in Argyle, the daughter of Thomas G. and Bessie Berstler Knobbs.
She spent her life in the Argyle, Montrose and Keokuk area and was graduated from Montrose high school in 1953.
She was employed at the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. and also at the Keokuk Steel Casting Company. She was a member of the Sandusky Methodist church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Swing Ezy club.
Surviving are her husband, who was critically injured in the blast and is a patient in Graham hospital, three sons, Tommy, Kelly and Roy, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Knobbs of Montrose, two sisters, Mrs. John (Kay) Reid of Montrose and Mrs. Wayne (Sheryl) Bierman of Cedar Rapids; grandfather and Step grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Knobbs of Montrose and other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Schmidt Memorial Home with the Rev. Wm. C. Trembly officiating. Burial will be in the Sandusky cemetery.
Donald L. Bryant
KEOKUK, Iowa --- Donald L. Bryant, 61, of 3900 S. Seventh, Keokuk, an automobile mechanic, died at 6:13 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 7, 1989) in Keokuk Area Hospital.
Mr. Bryant was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Keokuk, a son of Jesse D. and Mae Seward Bryant. He married J. Ruth Kunter March 4, 1950, in Kahoka, Mo. She survives.
Mr. Bryant was a lifelong resident of Keokuk and was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion and an avid citizen's band radio operator known as "Funny Farmer." He had been a mechanic for Sharp Motor Co. and later farmed and opened his own automobile mechanic shop. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors also include a daughter, Lyn Rash of Keokuk; his mother of Alexandria, Mo.; two brothers, Wallace of Alexandria and Rodney of Keokuk; two granddaughters, Joannie Rash and Jami Lyn Rash, both of Keokuk; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the DeJong Funeral Home in Keokuk by Brother Bill Hauser. Burial, with military rites, will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today with family meeting friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home.
The Daily Gate City
July 6, 1987
Eva Lois Burdette
Eva Lois Burdette, 60, 1908 William St., died Sunday morning at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born Sept. 5, 1926 in Keokuk, the daughter of Leo Vernon and Rose Elizabeth Dalton Bryant. She had been a lifelong resident of Keokuk. She married Darrell Burdette on July 23, 1943, in Memphis, Mo. She was a member of the New Testament Christian Church. For the past 30 years, she had been very involved in the foster care of emotionally disturbed children.
She is survived by her husband; sons Darrell Dean Burdette, Jr., and Steven Michael Burdette, both of Keokuk, Brian1 Lee Burdette of Burlington, and David Duane Burdette of Kahoka; daughters Rose Marie Woodard and Mary Ann Mahair, both of Keokuk; sisters Mary Jump and Helen Howard, both of Keokuk, Verna Griffin of Alexandria, Mo.; brother Ward Bryant of Keokuk; 13 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carrell Gene Burdette; her parents; and by brothers James, Willard, and Billy Bryant.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at DeJong’s Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Hauser and Bro. Kim Mallette officiating. Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday and the family will meet with friends 7-9 p.m. A memorial has been established for the handicapped children.
Eva L. Burdette
Keokuk, Iowa -- Eva Lois Burdette, 60, 1808 William Street, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday (July 5, 1987) in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis.
Mrs. Burdette was born Sept. 5, 1926 in Keokuk, the daughter of Leo Vernon and Rose Elizabeth Dalton Bryant. She married Darrell Burdette on July 12, 1943 in Memphis, Mo. and he survives. She was a lifelong resident of Keokuk and member of New Testament Christian Church. She was active for more than 30 years in the foster care of emotionally disturbed children.
Survivors also include her sons, Darrell Dean Burdette, Jr. and Steven Michael Burdette both of Keokuk, Brian1 Lee Burdette of Burlington and David Duane Burdette of Kahoka, Mo.; two daughters, Rose Marie Woodard and Mary Ann Mahair, both of Keokuk; four sisters, Mary Jump and Helen Howard, both of Keokuk, Freda Rose of Louisville, Ky., and Verna Griffin of Alexandria, Mo.; one brother, Ward Bryant of Keokuk, 13 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a son, and three brothers.
Services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Wednesday in DeJong Funeral Home, Keokuk, by Bro. Bill Hauser and Kim Marlette. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery north of Keokuk. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday with family greeting friends from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
A memorial fund for handicapped children has been established at DeJong Funeral Home.
The Edina Sentinel
July 16, 1931
YOUNG CANCER VICTIM DIES
Claud Bryant, 28, Fabius, Buried at Greensburg Friday Afternoon
Funeral services for Claud Bryant, young farmer of near Fabius, who died at 9 o’clock last Thursday morning, were conducted at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at Greensburg by the Rev. L. P. Mohr of Novelty. Burial was in the Greensburg cemetery.
Mr. Bryant had suffered from cancer of the lungs more than a year and underwent an operation Nov. 12, 1930. He had been failing since and was bedfast since March 12. He was taken to a Kirksville hospital April 4, remaining there a month. Death was from suffocation from the cancer. He died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bryant, near Fabius. He was 28 years old.
Surviving, besides his parents, are his widow and two children, George Francis, 6 years old, and Minnie Marguerite, 1. A brother, Arthur Bryant, of Fabius also survives.
Francis Claud Bryant, a son of Frank and Angelia Bryant, was born Oct. 8, 1902, near Greensburg. He had lived in the Fabius vicinity since he was 3 years old, moving there with his parents. He married Martha Parton of Edina Oct. 14, 1923, and to them were born the two children who survive.
John Parton, a brother of the young widow, and Mrs. Parton and their child were up from Quincy for the services Friday.