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IOWA - Clarke County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 11

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Monday, 14 September 2009, at 12:47 p.m.

Olin Strubhar
Olin Edward Strubhar, son of Albert and Alta Strubhar, was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Hopeville and died Aug. 15, 2003, at his home in Murray. He was 90.
He married Madge Burchett on Sept. 19, 1935, and they became the parents of two children.
Mr. Strubhar lived all of his life in the Murray area. He was a farmer and a county employee. He was a member of the Murray Church of Christ. He was greatly loved and respected by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife in 1998; a granddaughter, Sarah Smith; two brothers, Harold and Merrill Strubhar; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Lillian Burchett and Agnes Gaumer; and a nephew, Roger Gaumer.
Mr. Strubhar is survived by his son, Larry Strubhar and his wife, JoAnn Strubhar, of Marion; his daughter, Mary Smith and her husband, Brad Smith, of Blanchard, Okla.; two brothers-in-law, Gale Burchett and Loren Gaumer, both of Murray; a granddaughter, Linda Klein of Marion; a grandson, Matt Smith of Halletsville, Texas; three great-grandchildren; two nephews, Ronnie Gaumer of Osceola and Randy Gaumer of Murray; three nieces, Joan May of Phoenix, Ariz., Carolyn Mackey of New Jersey and Judy Gaumer of Des Moines; a special friend, Leona Holland of Murray; along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Aug. 19 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Minister Jimmy Miller and Pastor Brian McCraken officiating.
Casket bearers were Bob Lee, Wayne Hill, Gene Burgus, Nelson Fry, Darrell Siefkas and Kenny Dunbar. Honorary bearers were Curt Burgus, Junior Burgus, Ray Webb, Everett Bierce and Clarence Orfield. Interment was in the Murray Cemetery.

Mary H. Kirby
Mary Harriet Kirby, daughter of George Alva and Lizzie Kirk Simmerman, was born June 1, 1911, in Murray and died Sept. 23, 2003, at the Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry. She was 92.
She graduated from Murray High School in 1928 and attended Drake University. She married Howard Vernon Kirby on Jan. 17, 1931, in Indianola and they became the parents of three daughters, Joyce, Janis and Susan.
Mr. and Mrs. Kirby lived in the Murray area and she was a teacher in the Truro and Interstate 35 Schools until she retired in 1973. Following her husband’s death in 1974, Mrs. Kirby sold the farm and moved to Truro and helped Denis and Sandra Kale at Kale Funeral Home before moving to Osceola in 1976. She moved to the Rowley Memorial Masonic Home six years ago.
Mrs. Kirby was a member of the First Christian Church in Osceola.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Aubrey, Robert, George and David Simmerman; four sisters, Nellie Housh, Helen Spellerberg, Gladys Drew and Bessie Burnett.
Mrs. Kirby is survived by her three daughters, Joyce Roberts and her husband, Warren Joe Roberts of Rippey, Janis Dorman and her husband, Jim Dorman, of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Susan Cronin and her husband, Mike Cronin, of Riverside; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Simmerman and Genevieve Simmerman, both of Murray; other relatives and friends.
Services for Mrs. Kirby were Sept. 27 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Pastor Charles Compton of Perry officiating. Organist Belva White accompanied Emil Rinderspacher as he sang His Eye Is On the Sparrow and Amazing Grace and the congregation as they sang How Great Thou Art.
Casket bearers were her grandsons, Brent Dorman, Craig Dorman, Kevin Dorman, Scott Roberts, Rod Magerkurth, and Patrick Cronin. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Katie Cronin, Kerry Cronin, Kelly Dorman, Danielle Dorman, Jamie Dorman, Debra Magerkurth, Joricia Schneider, Lara Schneider, Dennis Dorman, Joseph Dorman, Matt Roberts, Grant Magerkurth, Ben Magerkurth and Dan Magerkurth.
Interment was in Union Cemetery in rural Clarke County.

Walter Miller
Walter James Miller, oldest child of Phillip Andrew and Nellie Mae Boles Miller, was born May 2, 1923, in Decatur County and died Sept. 25, 2003, in Mount Ayr.
He attended the Woodard and Brick country schools in rural Decatur County through eighth grade. After completing his schooling he started farming north of Grand River with his uncles, Everett Lowell and Orel Dale Boles. During this time he met Marjorie Eileen Jackson of Kellerton, a teacher at the Foland School. They were married June 10, 1945, at the Methodist Church in Osceola and became the parents of four children.
Mr. Miller continued farming in northern Decatur County when the family moved onto the Walter and Susie Boles family farm in 1954. While working the family farm and farming with with Orel Boles he also worked for Center Milk of Creston, the Rural Electric Cooperative and Miller Manufacturing, both in Osceola, as a bus driver for the Grand Valley School District and the Grand River Mutual Telephone Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller sold the farm in 1971 and moved to Kellerton where he lived until his death. He worked as janitor for Grand Valley High School and began his own carpentry business that he continued until he was limited by poor health.
Mr. Miller enjoyed the outdoors. His favorite times were pheasant and coon hunting and fishing trips to Canada with friends. He also loved his four-legged companions, especially a border collie, Tippy and a Brittany spaniel, Lady. Later in his life, he enjoyed doing woodworking projects for friends and family and working in his flower and vegetable gardens.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Mr. Miller is survived by his four children, Katheryn Scoville and her husband, Dennis Scoville, of Ozark, Mo., Carol Andreas and her husband, Earl Andreas, of West Des Moines and James Miller of Westwood, Kan. and Rex Miller of Kellerton; two grandchildren, Paul Scoville of Columbia, Mo.and Sheri Denise Scoville of Grandview, Mo.; two great -grandchildren.
Other survivors include two sisters, Loretta Fae Duff and her husband, Hubert Duff, of Van Wert and Annetta Mae Wayman and her husband, Larry Wayman, of Indianola; three stepgrandchildren, Andrea Caliger and Scott Andreas both of Ankeny and Brian Andreas of Clive; great-stepgrandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
No services will be held. Interment will be in the Munyon Cemetery near Grand River.
Memorial contributions can be sent in his name to the American Heart Association.
Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Squier
Ruby Leona Bishop Squier, daughter of Roy James Bishop and Mary “Myrtle” Terrell Bishop, was born Dec. 1, 1914, in Lucas County and died Dec. 28, 2003, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. She was 89.
She was an Osceola resident for the majority of her life except for a short time when she lived in Lucas County during her youth. She received her education in Osceola and graduated from Osceola High School in 1931. She married George Leo Squier on March 18, 1934, in Unionville, Mo. and the couple became the parents of three children, Norman, Karen and Steve.
Mrs. Squier worked as a homemaker until their children were out of school and then she began working at Robinsons Department Store in Osceola. She worked there for more than 20 years. She retired in the mid 80s.
Mrs. Squier was a member of the Ophir Chapter No. 267 Order of the Eastern Star in Osceola, Osceola Fireman’s Auxiliary, Osceola Eagle’s Lodge Aerie No. 3495, the Doseola Square Dancing Club and was a former Girl Scout leader.
She and her family were very tight knit and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening and cooking. She was famous for her homemade rolls and noodles. She loved to watch “her stories” and game shows on TV every day.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1976; son, Norman Lester Squier in August 2003 and her brother, Raymond Bishop.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Benson and her husband, Brad Benson, of Osceola; a son, Steve Squier and special friend Donna Sloan of Osceola; grandchildren, Nancy Thomas and Beth Hartman, both of Creston, Michelle Snell of West Des Moines and Melissa Snell of Osceola; six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Eva Mongar of Afton and Marie Weaklend of Glidden; two brothers, Orvelle Bishop and his wife Ardyth Bishop of Creston and Loren Bishop and his wife, Luella Bishop of Algona; as well as many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Squier were at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Larry Squier and the Rev. Phil Coe officiating. Organist was Virginia Reynolds and soloist was Orval ‘Butch” Black. Musical selections were In the Garden and Beyond the Sunset.
Casket bearers were Don Irelan, Josh Smith, Chuck Snell, Ron Weaklend, Wade Hartman and Jamie Scott. Honorary casket bearers were Nancy Jo Thomas, Michelle Snell, Beth Ann Hartman, Melissa Lynne Snell, Marvin Bishop and Darrell Morris.
Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.

Robert Lingle
Robert L. Lingle, the son of Lottie and Amos Lingle, was born May 8, 1928, in Marshalltown and died Dec. 12, 2003, of leukemia in his home in Rainier, Ore. He was 75.
He and his family moved to Osceola when he was a young boy. He lived in Osceola until 1947 when he moved to Oregon where he became a heavy machinery operator.
He was a member of the machinery operators union and his favorite pastime was feeding the wild raccoon and deer that came to his home daily. He also like fishing and digging clams.
He is survived by his companion, Patricia Prat, of Longview, Wash.; a daughter; sisters, Pat Zimmerman of Longview, Wash. and Beverly Lingle of Vancover, Ore.; and a brother, Amos Lingle Jr., of Longview, Wash.
As per Mr. Lingle’s wishes, no memorial services were held. His body was cremated at Columbia Funeral Home in Longview, Wash.

Sheryl Chambers
Sheryl Lee Chambers, daughter of Iroline and Russell C. Chambers, was born May 15, 1939, in Craig, Colo. and died Feb. 2, 2004, at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon. She was 64.
The family returned to the Chambers family farm east of Leon in 1941. She attended grade school at the Bradney country school and graduated from Leon High School with the class of 1957. In high school she played basketball and was an active member of the High Point Methodist Church and youth group.
Miss Chambers graduated from Northwest Missouri State College in 1961, the first of the teachers in her family to attain a college degree. She taught junior high home economics and math in Keokuk from 1961 to 1972. In 1972 she purchased the former Fashion Shop in Leon. She was a part of the Leon business community until the early 1990s. During those years she also became a real estate agent-first with her father in Chambers Realty and later with Iowa Realty. In recent years she worked during income tax season for H & R Block offices in Leon and Lamoni.
From the early 1960s in to the mid 1980s she and her younger sister, Janet, spent many hours trail riding on their horses and riding in horse shows with the Decatur County Saddle Club drill team. She designed and sewed many of the red, white and blue vests the drill team members wore.
When her health forced her to retire from active work, she turned full time to her craft work begun during her years in the dress shop. She was a specialist in fine filet crochet. Examples of her work and faith hang on public display in the sanctuaries of the High Point and Loving Chapel United Methodist Churches.
Miss Chambers was an active member of the High Point United Methodist Church and the Leon Craft Show committee. She enjoyed meeting people and engaging them in conversation. She maintained lifetime friendships with high school, college, and Keokuk friends and people of the Leon community.
She had a special way with animals, especially her horses and a special relationship with children. She enjoyed the children next door who visited her almost daily and the youth of the High Point Church.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Miss Chambers is survived by her mother of Leon; a brother, Jim Chambers and his wife, Roberta Chambers, of Corydon; a sister, Janet Chambers of Osceola; nephews, stepnephew and step niece and their families; and more friends than her family could count.
Funeral services for Miss Chambers were Feb. 7 at Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, the Rev. Jack DePond officiating. Organist, Virginia Webb accompanied vocalists, Carol Hanthorn as she sang Cleanse Me and Rita Noe, How Great Thou Art.
Casket bearers were Kent Chambers, Jeff Chambers, Jared Chambers, Steve Bettin, Duane Skinner and Roger Vanderflutel. Interment was in the Leon Cemetery.

Orville Howe
Orville Eugene Howe, son of Berdella Grace Fazel Howe and Raymond Carl Howe, was born on May 4, 1922, in Osceola and died Feb. 15, 2004, at the Osceola Nursing and Rehab Center. He was 81.
Mr. Howe grew up in the Osceola area and attended Osceola schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1942 and served in World War II. He retired from farming in 1980 and lived in the town of Osceola for the last 25 years.
Mr. Howe was a member of the William-Lochrie Post No. 405 of the American Legion and a member of the Osceola United Methodist Church.
Preceding Mr. Howe in death were his parents, brothers, Howard, Russell, Gerald and Harold Howe; sisters, Thelma Page, Grace Brown, Bernice Burchett and Vera Louise in infancy; and nephews, George Page and Carl and Kenneth Howe.
He is survived by his sister, Dorothy McVey, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Howe are at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Kale Funeral Home, the Rev. Roger Howe officiating. Vocalists, Carmen Neer, Gary McVey and Darrell McVey will sing and accompany themselves on guitars for Wings Of a Dove and Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Casket bearers will be Randall McVey, Kendal McVey, Ron Watkins, Bob Howe, Donald Howe, Bill Howe, Jimmy Howe, Roger Howe, Lanny Howe, Dennis Howe, and Michael Howe. Honorary casket bearers will be Marcella Green, Deloris Ansley, Sheryle Raleigh, Karen Howe, Kathy Gore, Sharon Bennett and Linda Bell.
Military rites will be by the William Lochrie Post No. 405 of the American Legion. Interment will be in the Murray Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home before the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Dustin Kistler
Dustin Lane Kistler, son of Gary Lee Kistler and Roberta Ann Mongar Kistler, was born July 14, 1983, in Creston and died Feb. 14, 2004, at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon. He was 20.
He grew up in Osceola and attended Osceola schools. He worked construction and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved farming and working with his Dad. He enjoyed riding bulls, hunting, racing demolition derby cars with his brother Cody and friend Lonnie Cowden, but most of all spending time with his son Ian.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nona and John Kistler and grandfather, Robert Mongar.
He is survived by his son, Ian Cole Overton; companion Megan Leigh Overton; parents; a brother, Cody Lee Kistler and his wife, Tammy Sue Kistler; a sister, Shana Diane Kistler and her companion Clint Lee Skroh, all of Osceola; two nieces and a nephew, Morgan, Carly and Caden; grandparents, Doris and Frank Townsend of Osceola; great-grandmother, Eva Mongar also of Osceola; as well as aunts and uncles, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services are today (Feb. 19) at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Dwayne Henrichs of Thayer officiating.
Casket bearers are Shane Mongar, Curtis Mongar, Chris Sterling, Travis Kistler, Lonnie Cowden and Bryan Mongar. Honorary bearers are Aaron Monroe, John Mongar, Todd Cook, Shane Olen, Zachary Kistler and Keith Tally. Interment is in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.
Visitation was Wednesday with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Joyce Norris
Joyce Ann Norris, the daughter of John Edward and Marjorie Fitch Easton, was born April 27, 1942, at Iowa City and died at her home in Lineville Feb. 11, 2004. She was 61.
She grew up in the Weldon and Leon area, She married Pete Sheesley and they became the parents of two daughters, Brenda and Sandy. The family lived on a farm outside of Osceola. She worked hard milking cows and doing other farm work. She married Robert Lewis Norris on Feb. 24, 1979 and his five children became part of her family. Mr. and Mrs. Norris became the parents of a son, Matthew.
Mr. and Mrs. Norris moved to Lineville in 1999 where they owned and operated BJ’s Restaurant in Mercer, Mo. Mrs. Norris loved cooking and visiting with the customers.
She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She collected angels.
She was baptized as a child.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Leora McLin Whitham and a brother Harold Easton.
Mrs. Norris is survived by her husband of Lineville; her children, Brenda Young and her husband, Craig Young, Sandy Moore and her husband, Doug Moore and Matt “Jim” Norris and companion Mona Davison, all of Humeston; five stepchildren, Tammy Deering and her husband, John Deering, of San Antonio, Texas, Tonya Kelso and her husband, Don Kelso, and Terry Clark and her husband, Don Clark, all of Osceola, Teresa Graham and her husband, Evan Graham, of Lamoni and Jeff Norris and his wife, Linda Norris, of Humeston.
Other survivors include seven grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; eight great-stepgrandchildren; brothers and sisters, Shirley Pyle, Charlie and his wife,Joyce Easton, Lois Cannon and her husband, Gene Cannon, and Dale Easton and his wife Sheryl Easton, all of Leon, Gary Easton and his wife, Kaye Easton and Art Easton and his wife, Connie Easton, all of Weldon; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Norris were Feb. 14 at Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Priest Larry Norris and Brother Bill Norris officiating. Guitarist and soloist, Nathan Boyce performed Put a Candle In the Window.
Casket bearers were Wade Anderson, Chub Bagley, Lyle Helton, Duane McBroom, Doug Moore and Craig Young. Honorary bearers were Jerry D’Attilio, Bob Henry, Donnie Jones and Sam Langtry. Interment was in the Leon Cemetery.

Don Kelso
Don W. Kelso, son of William Conner Kelso and Ida Mae Welch Kelso, was born March 27, 1911, in Ward Township, Clarke County and died March 16, 2004, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. He was 92.
He attended country schools in Clarke County. He married Mary Emily Gould on April 21, 1935, in Murray and they became the parents of five children.
Mr. Kelso was a lifetime farmer and spent his entire life in Clarke County. He and Mrs. Kelso enjoyed spending winters in Mesa, Ariz. for 16 years.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Osceola and a member of Farm Bureau. Mr. Kelso served as a country school director for many years; he was a township assessor and served on the election board.
He enjoyed visiting with his neighbors and kids that lived nearby, walking and playing pool. He loved his family and especially enjoyed reading to his grandkids. He always enjoyed when people mistakenly thought his sons were his brothers.
Mr. Kelso was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Evelyn Mary Putney; a brother, Richard Kelso; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Kelso; and a sister-in-law, Helen Hughes.
He is survived by his wife of Osceola; sons, Larry Kelso and his wife, Judy Kelso, of Garden Grove, Darrel Kelso and his wife, Kenlyn Kelso, of Weldon and Bill Kelso and his wife, Sandye Kelso, of Osceola; a daughter, Joann Tompkins and her husband, Bob Tompkins, of Van Wert. Other survivors include 13 grandchildren, Cheryl Anne Cunningham and her husband, Alan Cunningham, of Texas City, Texas, Donald L. Kelso Jr. and his wife, Tonya Kelso and Derrek Kelso, all of Osceola, Kathy Lynn Graham and her husband, Paul Graham, and Lynda Rieks and her husband Brad Rieks, all of Altoona, David Eric Kelso and his wife, Anita Kelso, of Garden Grove, Brian Charles Kelso and friend Angie Markley and Kyle Richard Kelso and his wife, Marne Kelso, of Weldon, Elizabeth Dawn Beck and her husband, Dan Beck, of Des Moines, Marcia Kae Ajraz and her husband Alex Ajraz, of Euless, Texas, Tari Lynn Adamson and her husband, Duane Adamson, of Indianola, Michael Lee Tompkins and his wife, Martha Tompkins, of Van Wert and Brent William Kelso and his wife, Ronna Kelso of Charlotte, N.C.
Also surviving are 24 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Elaine Lee and her husband Bob Lee of Osceola and Janice Kastler and her husband John Kastler, of Belmond; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Kelso were March 20 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Phil Coe officiating. Organist Pennie Gonseth accompanied Linda Bachman as she sang Old Rugged Cross and In the Garden.
Casket bearers were Donald L. Kelso Jr., David Eric Kelso, Brian Charles Kelso, Kyle Richard Kelso, Michael Lee Tomkins, Brent William Kelso, Derrek Reed Kelso and Marvin Blanchard. Honorary bearers were Alan Cunningham, Paul Graham, Dan Beck, Alex Ajraz, Duane Adamson, Brad Rieks and Claude Patterson. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a scholarship to be established in Mr. Kelso’s name.

Helen Probasco
Helen M. Probasco, 75, a resident of Elsie Mason Manor, died March 19, 2004, at Taylor House in Des Moines. Funeral services were March 24 at Grandview Park Funeral Home with burial at Avon Cemetery in Des Moines.
Mrs. Probasco was born in Woodburn and lived in Chariton before moving to Des Moines. She was a lab technician for Des Moines Public Works and later worked for US West. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Probasco and his wife, Connie Probasco, William Probasco and his wife, Melody Probasco, all of Des Moines and John Probasco of Hammond, Ind.; a daughter, Linda Cummins and her husband, Kent Cummins, of Sitka, Ark.; sisters, Pauline Parks and her husband, Jerry Parks and Betty Palmer and her husband, Danny Palmer; brothers, Carl Trumbo and his wife, Mary Trumbo, Bob Trumbo and his wife, Karen Trumbo and Gene Trumbo and his wife JoAnn Trumbo; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or InTrust Hospice Taylor House.

Lucille Rucker
Lucille Nellie Rucker, daughter of Otho Salyers and Lena Bane Salyers, was born June 17, 1924, in Kahoka, Mo. and died Feb. 10, 2004, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines. She was 79.
Mrs. Rucker grew up and attended school in the Kahoka, Mo.area and also lived in the Keokuk area. She married Carl E. Rucker Sr. in August of 1955 in Bethany, Mo. and they became the parents of seven children, Christina, Lucretia, Carl Jr., Lucinda, Rose, Burt and Mary Sue.
Mrs. Rucker and her husband lived in Des Moines before moving to their farm southwest of Truro in 1961. Mrs. Rucker was a homemaker who took care of her family and lived on the farm. She also worked in other people’s homes and worked in the grocery store in Truro.
She enjoyed spending time in her garden and with her family. She was a member of the Jolly Fu Women’s Club.
Mrs. Rucker was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Eugene Salyers and three brothers-in-law, Verl Anderson, Gerald Anderson and Gilbert Hoenig.
She is survived by her five daughters, Christina Corkrean and her husband, Mike Corkrean, of Winterset, Lucretia O’Donnell of Des Moines, Lucinda Murphy and her husband, Brian Murphy, of Truro, Rose Stephenson and her husband, Eric Stephenson, of Winterset and Mary Sue Cochran of Columbia, Mo.; two sons, Carl E. Rucker Jr. of Kansas City, Mo. and Burt Rucker and his wife, Betty Rucker, of Winterset; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Selma Anderson and Lorene Anderson, both of Mount Pleasant and Reva Hoenig of Fort Madison; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rucker were Feb. 14 at Kale Funeral Home in Truro, the Rev. Dennis Shepherd of Truro officiating.
Casket bearers were Carl Rucker Jr., Burt Rucker, Carl Williams, Jason Lucas, Brandon Elvins, Joe Wheatly, Dusty Rucker and Mike Alery. Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Madison County.

Clifford Silliman
Clifford Duane Silliman was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Osceola to Claire Silliman and Hazel McVey Silliman and died Feb. 7, 2004, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Mont.. He was 69.
He was baptized in to the Assembly of God as a young man.
He married Janet Douglas in Feb. 5, 1955, in Des Moines and they became the parents of three children, Diana Lynn, Stephen Duane and Terry Michael.
He married Arlita Grover on March 17, 1961, in Seattle, Wash. and made his home in that area until September 2002 when he moved to Montana to be near family.
Mr. Silliman was preceded in death by his wife, Arlita Silliman in 1994 and his father in 1987.
He is survived by his children and a stepson, Ronald Grover of Seattle; mother Hazel Silliman of Osceola; a sister, Carmen Jones and her husband, Ardith Jones, of Osceola; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Jeri Betschart and her husband, Roger Betschart, of Kalispell; and two nephews, Mark Jones of Osceola and Kevin Jones of Seattle.
Mr. Silliman’s cremains will be buried later at Tahoma National Cemetery in Maple Valley, Wash.

Lowell Adams
Lowell Edmond Adams, 93, of Grand River and the son of Curtis Elwood and Minnie Adaline Cole Adams, was born July 23, 1910, in Decatur County and died March 27, 2004, at the West Bridge Care Center in Winterset.
He graduated from high school in Clarinda. He married Ruby Blanche Glazebrook on Jan. 20, 1934, at Talmage. The couple became the parents of four children.
Mr. Adams farmed in Decatur and Clarke counties. He and Mrs. Adams owned and operated the North Store in Hopeville for five years before moving to the Chicago, Ill. area where he worked at the downtown post office. Later they moved to Des Moines where he did railroad mail service between Des Moines and Kansas City on the Rock Island Line and Des Moines and Minneapolis, Minn. on the Milwaukee Road Line. They moved back to Hopeville.
Mr. Adams spent the last years of his life in Grand River before moving to the care center in Winterset in November 2003.
He loved the Hopeville United Methodist Chruch and attended faithfully. He read the Bible at least seven times. He enjed cross stitching crosses in pockets, hooking wall hangings and playing the mandolin.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife on July 12, 1999; two brothers, Ralph and Dick Adams; three sisters-in-law, Ruby, Mary and Aletha Adams; nephew Roy Adams and great-granddaughter, Kristi Watts.
Mr. Adams is survived by his childen, Eddie and Sharon Adams of Stover, Mo., Ann and Joe Hays of Truro, Ray and Jan Adams of Belton, Mo. and Jani and Gregg Adams of Norfolk, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; twin great-great-grandsons; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Adams are at 10:30 a.m. today ( April 1) at the Hopeville United Methodist Church, Pastor Dwayne Hendrichs officiating. Pianist was Joyce Crees.
Casket bearers were Mr. Adam’s grandsons, Brian Adams, Charlie Adams, Chris Adams, Doug Adams, James Adams, Mark Hays, Paul Hays, Scott Koebel and Chris Watts. Interment was in Hopeville Cemetery.
Visitation begins Wednesday morning ( March 31). Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hopeville United Methodist Church.
Slade - O’Donnell Funeral Home of Leon was in charge of arrangements.

Carroll Beck
Carroll Walter Beck, 87, of New Virginia, the son of Walter Scott and Catherine Ann Crees Beck, was born June 8, 1916, in Decatur County and died March 21, 2004, at Westview Care Center in Indianola.
He married Luella Marie Smith on Feb. 24, 1940, at Kahoka, Mo. The couple became the parents of a daughter, Carmelita Fae.
Mr. Beck was a farmer and lived in Decatur County until 1985 when a car accident took his daughter's life, His son-in-law, Ivars, had died earlier. This left Mr. and Mrs. Beck, in their late 60s, to care for their 11- and 15-year-old grandsons, Garritt and Gentry. To make things better for the children, Mr. and Mrs. Beck moved into the grandsons’ home in New Virginia. Mr. Beck remained healthy and even cared for his wife Marie for the past four years in their home.
Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter and son-in-law, sisters Ardell Wiseley and Ardis Sander and niece, Lenore Klopfenstein.
Mr. Beck is survived by his wife of 64 years of Westview Care Center in Indianola; grandsons and their families, Garritt Grandberg and his wife, Brandy Grandberg, and their daughter, Gracie Elaine, all of Woodburn and Gentry Grandberg and his wife, Christine Grandberg, and their daughter, Chloe Christine, all of New Virginia.
Other survivors include a niece, Cindy Mayer, of Norwalk and a nephew, Wendell Sander, of California; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon on March 24, Pastor Gary Morris officiating. Musician was Charletta Durell and music selections were In the Garden and Whispering Hope.
Casket bearers were Dale Barnett, Dale Escher, Garritt Grandberg Gentry Grandberg, Stacy McCuddin, Darhol Miller, Don Van Laar and Raymond Van Laar. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery near Grand River.

Darlene Kearney
Darlene Kearney, 93, died March 28, 2004, at the Hospice Kavanagh on Grand in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be at noon today (Thursday) at Southtown Funeral Home in Des Moines with burial following in the Bethel Chapel Cemetery in rural Clarke County.
Mrs. Kerney was a long time member of the Patricia Park United Brethren Church in Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L.T. Kearney; son Ross LeRoy in infancy; a sister, Alma Rees; and a brother Arden Davis.
Mrs. Kearney is survived by her six children, Carol Kearney and his wife, Janice Kearney, Charlotte Richman and her husband, Don Richman, and Darrell Kearney and his wife, Karen Kearney, of Des Moines; Dick Kearney and his wife, Jeane Kearney, of Marshalltown, Leland Kearney and his wife, Althea Kearney of Nags Head, N.C., and Charlene Adams and her husband, Neil Adams of Humeston; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family greeted friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Des Moines.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Kavanagh House on Grand in her name.

Cleo O'Neall
Cleo Belle O’Neall, daughter of Owen Andrew and Joanna Jenette Waugh Mason, was born Aug. 14, 1908, in Lucas County and died March 26, 2004, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. She was 95.
She attended elementary school in Lucas County, high school in Clarke County and graduated from Woodburn High School in 1926. She attended Simpson College and Drake University to receive her teaching certificate. She taught country schools in Lucas and Clarke counties for 16 years.
She married Wayne Archibald O’Neall on Oct. 6, 1928, in Osceola. She was a charter member of the Clarke County Homemakers Home Health Aide Service for 19 years; a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 342 in Woodburn; a member of the Woodburn Unit of Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary; member of the Woodburn Christian Church and a member of the Clarke County Historical Society.
Mrs. O’Neall was honored in 2003 by the Woodburn Alumni Association for her many years of service to the organization. She was also honored as co-grandmarshal of the Woodburn Homecoming Parade in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on Oct. 6, 1985; three brothers, Raymond Mason, Virgil Mason and Floyd “Johnny” Mason and three sisters, Vern DeVore, Mabel Frizzell and Inez Manley.
She is survived by three brothers, Glenn Mason and his wife, Bonnie Mason, of Bella Vista, Ark., Clifford Mason and Ivan Mason and his wife, Barbara Mason, all of Osceola; a sister-in-law, Ruth Mason of Indianola; a nephew, Dick O’Neall and his wife, Betty O’Neall, of Urbandale; as well as several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. O’Neall were March 30 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Pastor Gary Freeland officiating. Organist Pennie Gonseth accompanied Emil Rinderspacher as he sang How Great Thou Art and One Day at a Time.
Casket bearers were Bruce Mason, Stan Mason, Glenn Mason Jr., Harley Pippin, Myron Manley and Ronald Mason. Honorary bearers were Jim Mason, Marion Manley, Doyce DeVore, Steve Mason, Brian Mason and Dick O’Neall. Interment was in Liberty Cemetery in Clarke County.

Donna Patterson
Donna Jean Patterson, only daughter of Leonard Dale Brown and Joan Marie Fay Brown of St. Charles, was born March 12, 1962, in Brush, Colo. and died March 28, 2004, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She was 42.
She moved with her family to St. Charles where she attended Interstate 35 School District from second through 12th grades. She graduated in May 1980. In the fall of 1980 she met Michael Scott Patterson. The couple were married on May 22, 1981, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at St. Marys. They made their home on a farm in Washington Township, Clarke County, until her death. A son, Tyler Douglas Patterson, was born to them on Sept. 3, 1984, completing their family.
Mrs. Patterson spent many years doing clerical work for several insurance agencies in Des Moines. Failing health forced her retirement in May 1997. She was a long standing renal dialysis patient at Kidney Care in Des Moines.
Mrs. Patterson enjoyed games and sports and participated in both basketball and track in school. She loved music and singling along when she thought no one was watching. She loved the water including swimming, water skiing and boating and enjoyed visiting and spending time in the summer with her family at Sun Valley Lake in Ellston.
She was the most gregarious person and was her happiest when interacting with other people. Her most treasured accomplishment was her son, Tyler, and living long enough to see him graduate from high school.
She had a deep abiding faith in God and was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Osceola. She was also a member of her neighborhood women Smile-a While Club.
Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and Mamie Fay and Leonard and Arlie Brown; an aunt, Doris Brown German; a brother in infancy and an older brother, Patrick, at age 6, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lester and Connie Patterson.
She is survived by her husband and son of Osceola; parents; older brother, Tim Brown and his wife, Sindy Brown, and their children, Melinda and Sarah; younger brother, Chris Brown, all of St. Charles; brother-in-law, Tom Patterson and his wife, Sharon Patterson, and their sons; sister-in-law, Mary Denney and her husband, Howard Denney and their family, all of Osceola; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of loyal neighbors and friends.
Memorial donations may be left with any family member to be held until a suitable memorial is ascertained.
A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. April 1 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Osceola, the Rev. Thomas Dooley officiating.
Interment of the cremains will be at a later date in Fremont Cemetery.
Family will greet friends from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Arrangements were by Kale Funeral Homes of Osceola and Truro.

Doyle Sales
Doyle H. Sales, son of Clarence H. Sales and Stella Cochran Sales, was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Exline and died March 27, 2004, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 90.
He graduated from Exline High School and attended two years of business school. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then settled on the farm east of New Virginia where he lived until his death. He married Mary Jane Robinson on July 28, 1961, in Des Moines.
Mr. Sales was a lifetime farmer and worked in the accounting department of Iowa Public Employees Retirement System for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Warren County Farm Bureau and the American Legion. He enjoyed farming and breeding quarter horses.
Preceding Doyle in death were his parents; his wife in 1986; two brothers, Charles and Eugene Sales and a sister, Naomi Gilliam.
He is survived by his son, Ross Sales and his wife, Gloria Sales, and grandchildren, Sara and Daniel Sales, all of West Des Moines; several nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and friends.
Services for Mr. Sales were March 31 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Skip Rushing of New Virginia officiating.
Casket bearers were John Snyder, Bland Robinson, Jody Taylor, Kelly Grandstaff, Mike Taylor and Alex Gilfanov. Interment was in the New Virginia Cemetery.

EVELYN MAY CAMP
Evelyn May Camp, daughter of Oscar Lonzo Morrow and Bertha Ellen Ruark Morrow, was born April 28, 1917, in rural Clarke County near Osceola and died Oct. 8, 1998, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She was 81.
Mrs. Camp attended rural Clarke County schools and graduated from Osceola High School. She married Clell Camp on Dec. 20, 1941, in Bethany, Mo. The couple became the parents of two children, James Douglas and Marsha Kay. She taught school in Clarke and Madison Counties for four years before her marriage and for six years after.
She spent all of her life in Clarke and Madison Counties. She was a 48-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Venus Chapter No. 295 in Lorimor, and was a member of Winterset Chapter No. 180. She was also a member of the Madison Chapel Church and the Madison Chapel Ladies Aid.
Mrs. Camp, an active member of her community, wrote the Madison Chapel News in the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Margaret Allen and Maxine Kirk.
Mrs. Camp is survived by her husband, Clell Camp of Peru; her son, Jim Camp and his wife, Shelly Camp of Peru; a daughter, Marsha Milner and her husband, Jim Milner, of Pleasantville; four grandchildren, Martin Milner and Melanie Milner of Pleasantville, Rachell Cashman and her husband, LaVerne Cashman, of Murray and Benjamin Camp and his wife, Carrie Camp, of Peru; two great-grandchildren, Cyrus Cashman and Tyler Cashman of Murray; two brothers, Galen Morrow and his wife, Nancy Morrow and Robert Morrow and his wife, Nancy Morrow, all of Des Moines; nieces; nephews; other relatives and host of friends.
Services were Oct. 12 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Dwayne Henrichs of Thayer officiating. Organist Pennie Gonseth accompanied Emil Rinderspacher as he sang Precious Memories, Going Down the Valley and Till We Meet Again.
Casket bearers were Martin Milner, Jeff Kirk, Randy Millsap, Benjamin Camp, Randy Bush and LaVerne Cashman. Honorary bearers were Harold Hartman, Keith Millsap, Raymond Nelson, Steve Millsap and Ronnie Millsap.
Eastern Star services were presented by the Winterset Chapter No. 180 O.E.S. of Winterset.
Interment was in Union Cemetery in Clarke County.

MARY LOUISE HORTON
Mary Louise Horton, daughter of William Lloyd Banker and Blanche Pauline DeLong Banker, was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Clarke County and died Oct. 10, 1998, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. She was 81.
Mrs. Horton attended country schools south of Murray. She married Wade Oliver Horton on Feb. 27, 1935, in Creston and they became the parents of three children.
A lifelong resident of Clarke County, Mrs. Horton had been a domestics clerk at RobinsonÕs Department Store in Osceola for 33 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Osceola.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harold and Roy Banker; an aunt and uncle, Edith and Wilber McGee and her grandparents.
Mrs. Horton is survived by her husband, Wade Horton of Osceola; two sons, Jim Horton and his wife, Rosalee Horton, of Murray and Fred Horton and his wife, Fern Horton, of Osceola; a daughter, Mary Kruse and her husband, Don Kruse, of Osceola; a sister, Martha Rowland of Osceola; six grandchildren, Julie Ann Horton, Sue Ellen Hart and her husband, Rick Hart, Brian James Horton and his wife, Belinda James, Marty Horton and his wife, Loryda Horton, all of Osceola, Terrie Davenport and her husband, Mike Davenport, of Truro and Stacey Horton and his wife, Kim Horton, of Brooklyn Park, Minn; four stepgrandchildren, Stephanie and Melinda Gorball of Osceola, and Jennifer Adams and Wayne Horton of Langley, Okla.; 23 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
Services were Oct. 14 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Bill Kerns of Chariton officiating. Organist Pennie Gonseth accompanied Emil Rinderspacher as he sang In The Garden and Just A Closer Walk With Thee.
Casket bearers were Stacey Horton, Brian Horton, Phillip Riemenschneider, Marty Horton, Jeff Riemenschneider and Mike Davenport. Honorary bearers were Tim Jackson and Rick Hart.
Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

AGNES LEA MCCANN
Agnes Lea McCann, daughter of Andrew Herron and Sarah Ann Hodson Herron, was born Feb. 9, 1907, at the family home near Lacona and died Oct. 11, 1998, at the Osceola Nursing and Rehab Center in Osceola. She was 91.
Mrs. McCann attended Lacona schools and graduated from Lacona High School. Following her graduation, she received her teachers training and was a rural school teacher for several years before her marriage.
She married Cleyon Welber McCann on Dec. 7, 1931, in Lancaster, Mo. The couple became the parents of one son, George.
Mrs. McCann lived in Clarke County from the time of her marriage. She was a member of the Groveland Helpers Club and a member of the United Methodist Church of Osceola.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cleyon in 1993 and twelve brothers and sisters.
Mrs. McCann is survived by her son, George McCann and his wife, Tana McCann, of Osceola; a granddaughter, Melissa Short and her husband, Gary Short, of Osceola; a grandson, Matthew McCann and friend Cheri Mathias of Osceola; nieces; nephews; and a host of friends.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today (Oct. 15) in Maple Hill Cemetery, the Rev. Dwayne Henrichs of Thayer officiating.
Casket bearers are David Curnes, Larry Redman, Fayne Reynolds, Doyle Curnes, Robert McCann and Clayel Herron.
Kale Funeral Home of Osceola was in charge of arrangements.

GLEN HENRY OGLE
Glen Henry Ogle, son of Henry Ogle and Jennie Holston Ogle, was born April 8, 1914, in Virginia Township in Warren County and died October 10, 1998, at his home in rural New Virginia. He was 84.
Mr. Ogle attended school in Warren County. He married Lillie Martha Grant on June 27, 1945, in Des Moines. The couple became the parents of four children.
Mr. Ogle served in the U. S. Army during World War II and received two Purple Hearts and an Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a member of the 7th Infantry Division Association and American Legion Post No. 281 in New Virginia.
He was a farmer all his adult life and had lived in the New Virginia area since 1946. He enjoyed working with Black Angus cattle.
Mr. Ogle was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Agnes Ritchey; three brothers, Fred Ogle, Robert Torgerson and Roy Ogle.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Ogle of rural New Virginia; three sons, Tom Ogle and his wife, Mary Lou Ogle of Grinnell, Rick Ogle and his wife, Judy Ogle, of Lincoln, Steve Ogle of Des Moines; a daughter, Mary McWilliams and her friend, Terry Brandt, of Osceola; a brother, Wilmer Twit and his wife, Fran Twit, of Cornville, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Douglas Ogle of Cedar Rapids, Scott Ogle and his wife, Mandi Ogle, of Golden, Colo., Sgt. Grant Ogle of Fort Stewart, Ga.in the U.S. Army, Theresa Ogle of Lincoln, Gabe McWilliams, Lindsey McWilliams, Jennifer Brandt and Cody Brandt, all of Osceola; other relatives and a host of friends.
Services were Oct. 14 at Kale Funeral Home, Pastor Jim Patrick of Indianola officiating. Organist Clyta Howell accompanied Mandi Ogle as she sang Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art.
Casket bearers were Joe Hoover, Paul Keller, Greg Hoyt, Galen Slye, Brian Mitchell and LaVon Howell. Honorary bearers were Douglas Ogle, Sgt. Grant Ogle, Lindsey McWilliams, Jennifer Brandt, Scott Ogle, Theresa Ogle, Gabe McWilliams and Cody Brandt.
Military Services were presented by American Legion Warren Post No. 165 of Indianola and American Legion New Virginia Post No. 281 of New Virginia.
Interment was in New Virginia Cemetery.

PAUL VANDER ECKEN SR.
Paul Vander Ecken Sr., son of Aime and Julia Vander Ecken, was born Oct. 19, 1916, in the coal mining town of Bidwell and died Oct. 7, 1998, at home in Mission, Texas. He was 81.
He married Eula Mae Clark on March 6, 1937, in Princeton, Mo. The couple became the parents of two children, Paul Jr. and Barbara. After Eula’s death, Mr. Vander Ecken married Doris Reynolds O’Hair on June 7, 1990.
Mr. Vander Ecken was a longtime Marion County resident and retired from the Maytag Company at Newton in 1976. He will be remembered as a loving father, devoted grandfather and great-grandfather and a wonderful husband.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Eula May; three sisters, Emma Douglas, Julia Harkin and Mary Burk; four brothers, Lawrence, Jim , Fred and Johnny and a son-in-law, Jeff Young.
Mr. Vander Ecken is survived by his wife, Doris, of Pleasantville; a daughter, Barbara Beaver and her husband, Mel Beaver, of Melcher-Dallace; a son, Paul Vander Ecken Jr. and his wife Charolette Vander Ecken; a stepdaughter, Janis Leeper and her husband H. Jim Leeper of Osceola; a stepson, James O’Hair and his wife Phyllis O’Hair of VanWert; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren.
Services were Oct. 10 at Mosher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas with Rev. Randy Cormeny of St. John Lutheran Church officiating. Organist Delores Milburn accompanied Madonna Milburn as she sang On the Wings of A Dove.
Casket bearers were Kenny Robinson, Evan Harkin, John Vander Ecken, Marvin Borchert, Corwin Knust and Bill Vander Ecken. Honorary bearer was Gary Waagmeester.
Interment was in Dallas Cemetery in Melcher-Dallas.

Carolina Elizabeth Etelvina Halla
Carolina Elizabeth Etelvina Halla , daughter of Guilherme and Maria Javurek Kuepper was born June 1, 1922, in Pitanggeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil and died Jan. 17, 2002, at the Osceola Nursing and Rehab Center in Osceola. She was 79.
She received her education in Germany and married Max Halla on Feb. 21, 1952, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The couple were the parents of three children.
Mrs. Halla lived in Germany until the end of World War II when she moved back to Brazil. She has lived in the United States since 1959.
Mrs. Halla was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1991; a brother, Willy Kuepper, a sister, Hannie Nadler and a son-in-law, Brian Danks.
Mrs. Halla is survived by two sons, Willy Carlos Halla and his wife, Cheryl Halla, of Springfield, Va. and Max Gunther Halla and his wife, Young Ae Halla, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Marga Susana Danks of McCallsburg; six grandchildren, Michael and Steven Halla of Springfield, Sharon and Kenny Halla of Colorado Springs, Christopher and Craig Danks of McCallsburg; two sisters, Hilda Merkier and Hannelore Pacher and her husband, Steven Pacher, of Lakewood, Colo.; a brother, Ernest Kuepper of Lakewood, Colo.; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Services Mrs. Halla were Jan. 21 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, the Rev. Martin Hunckler offficiating.
Local arrangements were made by Kale Funeral Home in Osceola and the graveside services were conducted by Olinger Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery in Denver.

Howard O. Wright
Howard O. Wright, son of Richard Clayton Wright and Lena Shelton Wright, was born May 5, 1919, in Alden and died Jan. 18, 2002, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. He was 82.
He graduated from Alden High School and on Feb. 11, 1948, he married Charlotte Marie Nash at the United Methodist Church in Osceola. The couple became the parents of two children, Teresa and Harold Dean.
Mr. Wright was a livestock truck driver. He lived in Truro from 1948 until 1991 when he and Mrs. Wright moved to Osceola. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed gardening, attending farm auctions, gathering with friends for coffee at the coffee shop and going to the Osceola Meal Site.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife in December of 2000 and a son, Harold Dean Wright in 1987.
He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Cook and her husband, Amos Cook, of Truro; two grandchildren, Roger Cook and his wife, Anna Cook, of Osceola and Kevin Cook and his wife, Michele Cook, of Ennis, Mont.; a brother, Everett Wright and his wife, Mae Dean Wright of Humeston.
Private graveside services were held Jan. 21 at the Hartman Cemetery near Truro, the Rev. Phil Coe of Osceola officiating.

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