Dean Edwin Nebergall, son of Guy Edwin Nebergall and Bernice Clarice Persels Nebergall, was born April 10, 1925, in Osceola and died Nov. 2, 2003, of Parkinson’s disease at the Indianola Good Samaritan Home. He was 78.
He received his education in Osceola, graduating from Osceola High School in 1942. He attended Drake University in Des Moines until he joined the Army Air Force in 1943. He continued to serve his country until 1946 when he returned to Drake and graduated in 1948.
He married Evelyn Mae Boor on Sept. 5, 1948, at the First Christian Church in Osceola.They became the parents of four children, Roger, Richard, Robert, and Kristi. Mr. and Mrs. Nebergall began their married life in Chillicothe, Mo. They moved to Des Moines and then to Chicago and then returned to the Des Moines area. He was vice president of Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Company in Des Moines until he retired after 33 years in 1990.
He was a longtime member of the West Des Moines Christian Church, past president of the Iowa Claims Association, past president of the Des Moines Area Religious Council and had been with the Farm Bureau for eight years.
Mr. Nebergall was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife in West Des Moines; three sons, Roger Dean Nebergall and his wife, Maryann Nebergall, and Richard Paul Nebergall and his wife, Gloria Nebergall, all of West Des Moines and Robert Steven Nebergall and his wife, Lorena Nebergall, of Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Kristi Marie Erickson and her husband, Brad Erickson, of West Des Moines; eight grandchildren, Joy White of Hamilton, Ga., Holly Gillespie of Duluth, Ga., Elizabeth Nebergall and Colby Turnquist of West Des Moines, Robbie and Danny Nebergall of Detroit, Mich., and Andy and Steven Nebergall of Rockford; three great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and a host of friends.
Expressions of sympathy may be given in Mr. Nebergall’s name to the West Des Moines Christian Church.
Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the West Des Moines Christian Church in West Des Moines with Dr. Randy Ehrhardt of the church officiating. Organist was Jeanne Clawson and pianist was Alice Cooper. Musical selections were Wind Beneath My Wings by Ron Townsend, Love Has a Hold On Me by Gloria Nebergall and Blessed Assurance, a congregational hymn. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.
Arrangements were by Kale Funeral Home of Osceola.
Theodore "Bill" Peck
Theodore William “Bill” Peck, 60, of Humeston, son of Theodore William Peck and Jeanne Marie Shaw, was born May 30, 1943, in Rockford, Ill., and died Oct. 27, 2003, in rural Humeston.
He was raised by his grandparents, Leslie “Two-Gun” and Hazel Shaw. He grew up and attended school in Garden Grove.
He worked construction all over Iowa for McKelveen and Sons of Prairie City in his early years. He also drove a truck and worked for Sargent Quarries blasting dynamite. Mr. Peck was a farmhand for John Morgan for many years and the past 12 years for Bob Trisler. He enjoyed being out on the farm by himself, working with livestock and doing field work.
He married Sharon Kay Hembry on July 6, 1996, in Lloyd Peck’s backyard in Leon. Their reception was at the Leon Community Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Peck enjoyed listening to country music at Derby, going to Watermelon Days at Humeston and being at the Iowa State Fair together. Mr. Peck liked antique tractors and cars.
He was always active in church and liked listening to gospel music. Over the years, he attended Goshen Baptist Church in Lucas County, Humeston Baptist Church, Leon Calvary Baptist Church, Leon Bible Church and First Baptist Church in Osceola.
Preceding him in death were his parents, grandparents, and a sister.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Peck of Osceola; two stepsons, Michael McNally of Creston and Joseph McNally of Lamoni; parents-in-law, Betty and Don Mullins of Osceola; sisters-in-law, Barb Toney and her husband, Dick Toney and Judy Boord and her husband, Jerry Boord, all of Leon, Connie Edgington and her husband Dwight Edgington, of McKinney, Texas and Carolyn Simbro of Altoona; a brother-in-law, Wayne Hembry and his wife, Penney Hembry, of Albany, Mo. and their families; a cousin Barbara Gray of Missouri and friends.
A graveside funeral service was held in the Garden Grove Cemetery at Garden Grove on Oct. 30, Pastor Bob Bowers officiating.
Casket bearers were Jerry Boord, Wayne Hembry, Joseph McNally, Norman Skinner, Bob Trisler and Patrick Weaver. Interment was in the Garden Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Slade - O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon.
Helen Elizabeth Graham
Helen Elizabeth Emary Graham, daughter of Wesley B. Emary and Mae Criswell Emary, was born March 7, 1915, in Osceola and died Nov. 1, 2002, at the Osceola Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 87.
She received her education in Osceola and married John Roy Graham on Jan 12, 1934, in Osceola. The couple became the parents of three daughters.
With the exception of brief periods of time in Springfield, Colo. and Lincoln, Neb. Mrs. Graham lived all of her life in Osceola. She worked in the laundry at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola; was a housekeeper and cook at Leisure Manor and also worked at various motels as a maid and desk clerk.
Mrs. Graham enjoyed her family. She especially enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Osceola.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1972; three sisters, Lucille Steele, Bernice Groves and Ruth Emary in infancy; five brothers, Eugene, Glen, Walter, Dean and Harold Emary as a child and a sister-in-law, Pearl Reynolds.
She is survived by her three daughters, Charlene Kline of Lenox, Dorothy DeVore of Leon and Mary Sacco and her husband, Joe Sacco, of Westmont, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Susan Richardson and her husband, Les Richardson, of New Virginia; Julie Jones and her husband, Claude Jones, of Garden Grove, Paul Davis of Leon, David Sacco and his wife, Vicky Sacco, Cindy Sacco, Cathy Sacco, Diane Sacco and Linda Paulin and her husband Tim Paulin, all of Westmont, Ill. and John Sacco and his wife, Michele Sacco, of Las Vegas, Nev.; four great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren, 15 great-stepgrandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Esther Emary of Eureka, Ill. and Dorothy Emary of Kennard, Neb.; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Graham were graveside Nov. 4 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola, Pastor Chuck DeVos officiating. Casket bearers were Harold Edwards, David Haltom, Ron Jimmerson, Galen McVey, Lyle Chaney and Dean Chaney.
Pearl Graham Reynolds
Pearl Graham Reynolds, daughter of Charles C. Graham and Kate A. Ward Graham, was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Osceola and died Oct. 23, 2002, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. She was 84.
She grew up in Osceola and graduated from Osceola High School. She continued her education at Osceola Junior College and taught school for three years before she was married.
She married William Fayne Reynolds on Jan. 26, 1939, and they became the parents of four children, Larry Fayne, Karen Louise, Sherry Faye and Steven Wayne.
Mrs. Reynolds, a life time resident of Clarke County, lived at her home for 60 years. A farm wife, she helped her husband on the farm and raised their four children.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Osceola and the Groveland Helpers Club. She taught an adult Sunday School class at her church for 35 years. She enjoyed painting, gardening and rock collecting.
Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Sylvia Stine, Eva Lee, Neva Edgington and Thelma Mongar and a brother, Roy Graham.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Larry Fayne Reynolds and his wife, Lucy Reynolds, of St. Cloud, Fla., and Steven Wayne Reynolds and his wife, Sheri Reynolds, of Osceola; two daughters, Karen Louise Bristle and her husband, Gary Bristle, of Spring Grove, Minn. and Sherry Faye Child and her husband, Roger Child, of Coralville; eight grandchildren, Kevin L. Reynolds of Helenville, Wis., Suzy K. Mommaerts and her husband, Guy Mommaerts, of Oconto, Wis., Shawn Bristle and his wife, Danette Bristle, of Bullhead City, Ariz. Sonna Bristle of Coralville, Eric L. Child and his wife, Lisa Child, of Sacramento, Calif., Lori Doerschug and her husband, Kevin Doerschug, of Iowa City; and Sarah Reynolds and Katie Reynolds of Osceola; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Reynolds were Oct. 26 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Phil Coe officiating.
The organist, Pennie Gonseth accompanied soloist Emil Rinderspacher as he sang How Great Thou Art and Great Is Thy Faithfulness.
Casket bearers were Gary Garris, Bob Reynolds, Ed Reynolds, Wayne Reynolds, Charles Edgington and Stan Houlette. Honorary bearers were Betty Kemp, Twyla Eddy, Frances Wilder, Bernice Curnes, Wilda McCann and Glennis Gracey. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.
Don S. Horton
Don S. Horton, son of Chauncey Evart Horton and Mattie Ann McWilliams, Horton, was born July 27, 1913, in Clarke County and died of pneumonia Nov.4, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 88.
Mr. Horton was educated in the country schools of Clarke County. He married Dorotha Irene Wright on Oct. 5, 1933, in Osceola. He accepted Christ and was baptized in 1933. He was a member of the Last Chance Church
Mr. and Mrs. Horton lived in Chariton for the last three years but spent most of their life around the Osceola and Woodburn area.
He was a carpenter and a farmer and a member of the Woodburn Booster Club. He liked to winter in Texas and enjoyed fishing, camping and woodworking. His grandchildren and their accomplishments brought him lots of happiness and Friday nights at the Woodburn Jam Sessions were special times for Dorotha and him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Roger Craig Horton; a sister, Cora King and a granddaughter, Darva Sue Kranz.
Mr. Horton is survived by his wife; four daughters, Donna Shipp, Louise Sponsler and her husband, Roy Sponsler and Annie Shanks and her husband, Ed Shanks, all of Chariton and Sue Jones and her husband, Gene Jones, of Runnells; a son, Charles Horton and his wife, Linda Horton, of Humeston; two sisters, Carrie Davenport and Opal Schaffer and her husband, Don Schaffer, of Osceola; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Horton are today (Nov. 8) at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Neville Clayton officiating. Pennie Gonseth, organist, is accompanying soloist, Marjorie Horton as she sings, Amazing Grace, Grandpa and Go Rest High On That Mountain
Casket bearers are Sid Shanks, Bryan Sponsler, Scott Sponsler, Alec Horton, Andy Horton, Roger Horton, Craig Horton, Jason Jones and Mike Jones. Interment is in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.
Memorial contributions may be made to TENCO Workshop in Chariton.
Lucille Ethel Lippold
Funeral services for Lucille Ethel Lippold, 90, who died Oct. 29, 2001, at Regency Manor in Norwalk were Nov. 2 at St. Marys Hall in St. Marys. Interment was at St. Marys Cemetery.
She was born in Indianola and lived there until she moved to Georgia in 1969. She moved to Osceola in 1972 and also lived in Des Moines before she moved to St. Marys in 1992.
Mrs. Lippold worked as a nurse’s aide for Des Moines General Hospital before she retired in 1970.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Osceola.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Thomas.
Mrs. Lippold is survived by four daughters, Mary Kahler of St. Marys, Therese Crawford of Indianola, Margaret Spencer of Midvale, Utah and Sharon Findley of Afton; two sons, Jerome Lippold of Norwalk and John Lippold of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 45 stepgrandchildren and more than 100 stepgreat-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys Cemetery.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr for Becky Dolecheck, 50, of Mount Ayr.
Mrs. Dolecheck, suffered a brain aneurysm while jogging Monday morning. She was taken by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines where she died Monday afternoon.
She was the wife of Iowa’s 88th District Representative Cecil Dolecheck. She was active in her husband’s political career and attended many legislature coffees, meetings and campaign tours.
Mrs. Dolecheck, daughter of Peggy Mohr and Elbert Skarda, was born Jan. 14, 1951 in Creston. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1969 and AIB Institute of Business. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold County and employed by Pederson law Firm in Mount Ayr. She was active in community, church and civic activities and was Southwest Iowa District Golf chairwoman.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil, of Mount Ayr; two sons, Eric Dolecheck and his wife, Dawn Dolecheck, of Kellerton, Darin Dolecheck of Mount Ayr; a daughter, Josie Johnson and her husband, Alan Johnson, Des Moines; her parents, Peggy and Elbert Skarda of Tingley; a brother, John Skarda of Elkart; two sisters, Janet Hall and her husband, Tom Hall, of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Ginny Eighmy and her husband, Malcolm Eighmy, of Mount Ayr; brother-in-law, Roger Dolecheck and his wife, Lisa Dolecheck, of Beaconsfield; sister-in-law, Linda Crandall and her husband, Jeff Crandall, of Kingwood, Texas; mother- and father-in-law, Leola and Ivan Dolecheck of Mount Ayr, and one grandchild.
The Revs. Jeff Flagg and John Brillo officiated at the services. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Beatrice H. Thomas
Funeral services for Beatrice H. Thomas, 92, of Des Moines were Nov. 6 at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Des Moines. Interment was in Chapel Hill Gardens in Des Moines. She died Nov. 2, 2001, at Senior Suites of Urbandale.
The daughter of Joseph and Anne Criswell Hall, she was born in Lucas and grew up in the Osceola area. She lived most of her life in Des Moines.
Mrs. Thomas was a secretary for the Iowa Army National Guard.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the Nile Netaker Temple No. 11 and Beta Sigma Phi
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Brigadier General James E. Thomas and three brothers, Bill, Joe and Chet Hall.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by two stepsons, James E. Thomas of San Antonio, Texas and Robert L. Thomas of Des Moines; a stepdaughter, Katherine Koll of Minneapolis, Minn.; stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pearl Hall of Des Moines; two nephews, Bill Hall of Topeka, Kan. and Howard Hall of Witaker, Calif.; other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House.
Wilma Abel of Chariton, daughter of Otto and Beatrice Scales Brown, was born March 29, 1909, in Corydon and died Nov. 4, 2001, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. She was 92.
A homemaker, Mrs. Abel was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of Union Veterans, Chariton Saddle Club, Lucas County Historical Society, Lucas County Genealogy Society, Chariton Garden Club and Chariton Women’s Club.
She was an avid gardener and spent many years working at the Iowa State Fair Horticulture Building.
She was preceded in death by her husband, F.E. “Gene” Abel.
Mrs. Abel is survived by a son, Wayne Abel of Creston; a daughter, Wretha Webb of Murray; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Abel were Nov. 7 at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, the Rev. Brian McCracken officiating. Buial was in the Chariton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iowa State Fair Horticulture Department or Lucas County Historical Society.
SUSIE ALICE SCOTT
Susie Alice Thurlow Scott, youngest daughter of Silas M. and Eliza Jane Cooley Thurlow, was born Sept. 23, 1899, at Leslie and died Nov. 9, 1998, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. She was 99.
She received her education in the Clarke County Schools and from Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines. She married Donald N. Scott on July 8, 1926 and they resided in Des Moines for the majority of their life. She was employed for more than 10 years as manager of the Law Brief Co. in Des Moines.
Mrs. Scott had been a resident of the Extended Care Unit of the Clarke County Hospital for the past six years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Don in 1976; five brothers, Dan, Theodore, John, Delbert and Eddie Thurlow and two sisters, Lula Thurlow and Olive Bell and a baby brother in infancy.
Mrs. Scott is survived locally by her two nephews, Robert Bell and his wife, Katherine Bell and Richard Bell of Osceola; six nieces, Beverly Wilson of Cedar Rapids, Margaret Reeve and Rheta Sponsler and her husband, Harley Sponsler, all of Humeston, Sandra Thurlow of Benton Harbor, Mich., Barbara MacDonald and her husband, Allstar MacDonald, of Wilmette, Ill. and Virginia Buechler of Iowa City; and many nieces and nephews from her husband’s family.
Services for Mrs. Scott are graveside at the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines today (Nov. 12) at 11 a.m. The Rev. L. Duane Churchman will officiate.
Kale Funeral Home of Osceola is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Ida Haines
Mary Ida Haines, daughter of Archibald Bailey and Clara Yount Smith Bailey, was born Aug. 5, 1908, in Atchinson, Neb. and died Nov. 6, 2002, at her home in New Virginia. She was 94.
She attended Hazel Ridge country school near New Virginia. She married Athel Elmer Wilson in 1931 and they became the parents of a son, Bobby Eugene.
She married Arthur Elbert Haines on Oct. 9, 1948, in New Virginia. Following their marriage they lived on the family farm near New Virginia until 1979 when they moved into town.
Mrs. Haines was a member of the Broadhorn Church while she lived on the farm. She joined the First Christian Church when she moved into New Virginia. She was a member of the Broadhorn Ladies Aid and enjoyed quilting, gardening, flowers, traveling and spending time with her friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Bobby Eugene in infancy; her husband, Arthur E. Haines; a brother, Lyle Smith and a sister, Pauline Boller.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Alice Banker of Pleasant Hill and Arleen McCuddin and her husband, Merrill McCuddin, of New Virginia; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Glenda Boyd and Paula Fuerstenberg, both of Omaha; two nephews, Jon Boller of Shawnee, Kan. and Don Smith of Aurora, Neb., as well other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Haines were held Nov. 11 at the United Methodist Church in New Virginia, the Rev. Neville Clayton of Osceola and the Rev. Skip Rushing of New Virginia officiating. Organist was Clyta Howell and vocalist was Reba Reed. Musical selections were In the Garden and How Great Thou Art.
Casket bearers were Mike McCuddin, David McCuddin, Bruce McCuddin, Stacy McCuddin, Dan Banker, Craig Banker and Paul Wilson. Interment was in the New Virginia Cemetery.
Kale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jack Kenneth Bromley
Jack Kenneth Bromley, the son of John Francis and Opal Glendoris Gable Bromley, was born Feb. 4, 1944, in Osceola and died Nov. 8, 2002, at his home in Jasper, Mo. He was 58.
He lived in the Osceola area until four years ago when he moved from Lucas to Jasper. He was a Christian. He was owner and operator of J. K. Bromley Trucking Company.
Mr. Bromley is survived by four children, Jacqueline Hansen and her husband, Cris Hansen, of St. Michael, Minn., John “J.B.” Bromley of Clearwater, Fla., Travis Bromley and Jacy Bromley of Edgewood; a sister, Judy Fisher and her husband, Gordon Fisher, of Zearing; two grandchildren, Austin and Dakota Adamson; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Nov. 11 at the Weng Funeral Chapel in Jasper, Mo.
Graveside services were held Nov. 12, 2002, in Bethel Chapel Cemetery in rural Clarke County. Casket bearers were Scott Fisher, Kerry Fisher, Floyd Buttrey, Dennis Morris, Darrell Morris and Keith Morris. Honorary bearers were Jimmy Hatfield, Carl and Bessie Jones, Danny Froman, Glenn Gilbert, Richard Vaughn and Max Griffin.
Local arrangements were by Kale Funeral Home of Osceola.
Anjean Nazett Chesnut
Anjean Nazett Chesnut, daughter of Hilmer H. and Genevieve Follett Nazett, was born July 18, 1914, in Eldora and died Nov. 6, 2002, at Winterset Care Center South. She was 88.
She graduated from Eldora High School and then she attended Iowa State Teachers College and a music conservatory in New York. She married Paul F. Chesnut, M.D. on June 23, 1939, in Eldora.
Mrs. Chesnut had lived in Winterset since 1940. A homemaker, she was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Winterset, P.E.O. Chapter AG and Progressive Study Club.
She liked to play the piano and organ and was church organist in the 1950s. She also enjoyed birds, the outdoors and camping.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 2, 1980, her parents and a sister, Katherine DeCook.
Immediate survivors include a daughter, Sally Chesnut Oldham and her husband, David Oldham of Winterset; a son, Paul ‘Chip” Chesnut and his wife, Jeanne Chesnut, of Osceola; a brother, Richard F. Nazette and his wife, Joan Nazette, of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren, Courtney and Zach Oldham and Jack and Joe Chesnut.
Funeral services for Mrs. Chesnut were Nov. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Winterset, the Rev. Jim Howland officiating. Burial was in the Winterset Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Ochiltree Funeral Service and After Care.
Jeffrey Lyn Evans
Jeffrey Lyn Evans, son of Raymond E. Evans and Maxine Roe Evans, was born Aug. 10, 1957, in Leon and died Nov. 8, 2002, at his home in Osceola. He was 45.
Mr. Evans graduated from Ames High School in 1974. He lived in California, Texas and New Mexico before moving back to Osceola three years ago. Mr. Evans was a carpenter and made furniture. He had his own furniture business in Santa Fe, N.M.
Mr. Evans was a good-natured, happy-go-lucky guy. He enjoyed being around people and loved family gatherings. He loved watching NASCAR .
He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Finnegan and brother-in-law, Jerry Finnegan.
Mr. Evans is survived by his parents of Osceola; a brother, Richard Evans of Ames; two nephews, Benjamin Finnegan of Osceola and Troy McVey and his wife, Chantal McVey, of Palm Desert, Calif.; a grandniece and grandnephew, Callie-Rae and Hunter McVey; of Palm Desert as well as other relatives and friends.
Graveside services for Mr. Evans were Nov. 12 in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola, the Rev. Neville Clayton officiating.
Casket bearers were Barry Hitt, John Warren, Andy Warren, David Birlingmair, Benjamin Finnegan, Troy McVey and Rich Evans.
Memorial contributions may be directed to his family.
Kale Funeral Home of Osceola was in charge of arrangements.
Forrest Merton Glenn
Forrest Merton Glenn, son of Albert Merton Glenn and Zola Marie Carpenter Glenn, was born Dec. 5, 1918, in Murray and died on Nov. 10, 2002, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 83.
He was educated in the country schools of Clarke County, graduated from Osceola High School and attended one year of Osceola Junior College.
He married Gladys Irwin in 1937 and they became the parents of a son, Jack. Mr. Glenn married Edna May Squier on May 23, 1943, in Princeton, Mo. and they became the parents of three children.
Mr. Glenn spent his entire life in Clarke County and was a lifetime farmer. He had a dairy and creamery operation for many years. He enjoyed helping neighbors and friends. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing in his early years. One of his favorite pastimes was raising watermelons. He also liked working on cars with the boys.
Mr. Glenn was a member of the First Christian Church in Osceola.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Harry and Alice Glenn and Bessie Powell; his father Albert Glenn in 1997; his mother, Zola Glenn in 2001; and a son Michael Forrest Glenn.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years; three sons, Jack Glenn and his wife, Carolyn Glenn, of Fostoria, Ohio, Rick Glenn and his wife, Mary Glenn and Randy Glenn, all of Osceola; five grandchildren, Sue Ann Glenn of LaFayette, Colo., Kevin Glenn and his wife, Connie Glenn, of Fostoria, Stephen Glenn and his wife, Jennifer Glenn, of Parrottsville, Tenn., and Amber Lynn Glenn and Drake Lee Glenn, both of Osceola; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a cousin, Dorothy Buckingham of Osceola; special friends, Merrill and Joy Carns of Osceola; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Glenn are today (Nov. 14) at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Phil Coe officiating. Organist Belva White will accompany Emil Rinderspacher as he sings How Great Thou Art and Evening Prayer.
Casket bearers are Myron Manley, Duane Phillips, Merrill Carns, John Woods, Todd Smith and Bill Jackson. Honorary bearers are James Horton, Bob Asmus, Ed Liggitt, Al Hildreth, John Nervig, Doug Buckingham, Art Hall and Wade Horton. Interment is in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.
Arrangements were by Kale Funeral Home in Osceola.
Mildred Lambertson Nicoll
Mildred Lillian Lambertson Nicoll, the daughter of James C. and Mary Leona Daniel Lambertson, was born Dec. 31, 1901, near Murray and died Nov. 8, 2002, in Fullerton, Calif.
She received her education in Clarke County schools and graduated from Osceola High School. She attended Drake University and became a teacher in area country schools. She married Tilly Edmond Sampson on June 12, 1930. They lived in LaCrescenta, Calif. Mr. Sampson died May 13, 1937.
Mildred married Clarence Nicoll on Dec. 22, 1957. They made their home in Sylmar, Calif. Mr. Nicoll died on Dec. 20, 1988.
Mrs. Nicoll moved to California in the 1930s and worked for Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Glendale, Calif. and Title Insurance Company in Los Angeles. She was an active member of her church, the First Christian Church in Fullerton, Calif. Mrs. Nicoll was a musical person and played the organ even after moving to a retirement home in Fullerton. She also enjoyed china painting, piecing quilts, gardening and traveling. She belonged to the Organ Club.
Mrs. Nicoll celebrated her 100th birthday last December with family and friends. She had no children but her nieces and nephews were dear to her.
In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by her brothers, Everett Lambertson and Cecil Lambertson and a sister Gladys Lambertson Kerns.
A graveside service will be held Nov. 13 for Mrs. Nicoll. She will be buried in Hollywood Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at Burbank, Calif.
Mrs. Nicoll is survived by nieces and nephews, Marjorie Schwenker of Fullerton; Donald Kerns of Westminster Colo.; Jim Kerns of Chariton; Evelyn Pritchard of Osceola; Robert Lambertson of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Mannette Bock of Hawaii; Phyllis Jacobson of Oslo, Norway; and Wilma Kentner, Vesta Emary, and Mary Blair, all of Osceola; Margaret Hines and Marjorie Liggitt, both of Indianola; other relatives and a host of friends.
John R. O’Mara , 78, of Des Moines died of cancer Nov. 8, 2002, at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Burial of the cremains will be at Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines.
Mr. O’Mara was born in Cambridge and had lived in Des Moines since 1947. He was a retired self-employed business contractor and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. O’Mara was a member of the American Legion and Sierra Club and enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a son, Scott O’Mara of San Diego; a daughter, Lynne Rinehart of Grimes; three sisters, Dorothy Salisbury of Des Moines, Sue Nerness of Osceola and Florence Koch of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Eli Aaron Ogbourne
Eli Aaron Ogbourne, infant son of Jeff and Sherri Fizer Ogbourne, was born Nov. 3, 2002, in Des Moines and died of complications of a heart defect Nov. 7, 2002, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. He was four days old.
Baby Eli Aaron was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Art and Maxine Eklund, Keith Vanderlinden and Glen Fizer.
Eli Aaron is survived by his parents of Mason City and twin brother, Drew Ogbourne all of Mason City; grandparents, Bill and Diane Ogbourne of Osceola, Peggy Fizer and friend, Bruce Shannon, of Murray and Jim Fizer and his wife Joni Fizer, of Lorimor; great-grandparents, Barb Vanderlinden of Murray, Lena Fizer of Lorimor and Al and Betty Ogbourne of Osceola.
Other relatives include two uncles, Jared Ogbourne and his wife, Jeannette Ogbourne, of Mason City and Shane Fizer and his wife Monica Fizer, of Lorimor; and seven cousins, Kruse, Wesley and Kegan Kirscher of Lorimor, Dalton Parrott and Amanda Fizer, both of Des Moines, and Bailey and Miranda Ogbourne of Mason City.
A memorial service for Eli Aaron Ogbourne was Nov. 13 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Neville Clayton and the Rev. Doug Anderson of Mason City officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Ruth Mettler Ranney
Ruth Mettler Ranney, 91, died Nov. 7, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center in Durango, Colo. The body was cremated and interment will be in Osceola at a later date.
Mrs. Ranney was born July 25, 1911, in Lewistown, Mont. the daughter of Edgar and Faith Mettler. She married Clarence LeRay Ranney on Sept. 2 1932, in Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Ranney raised their family in Santa Ana, Calif. where the Ranney family owned the Excelsior Dairy and Ranch Company. They spent their retirement years between Honolulu, Hawaii and Bishop, Calif. After a period of time in San Diego, Calif., they moved onto their farm in Osceola for the last five years of their lives. They were married for 70 years.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 1, 2002, a daughter, Joyce Ranney and a son Brooks Ranney.
Mrs. Ranney is survived by her daughter, Faith Shields and her husband, Del Shields, of Durango; a granddaughter, Dr. Lisa Shields of San Francisco, Calif.; a grandson, Greg Shields and his wife, Nancy Shields, of Del Mar, Calif.; a great-granddaughter, Paige Brooks and a great-grandson, Grant Brooks of Del Mar, Calif.
Clifford Hembry, the son of John and Norma (Rauch) Hembry was born April 10, 1919, in Grand River and died Nov. 12, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 82.
He married Margaret Buckingham on July 24, 1940, at St. Brendans Catholic Church in Leon. They were married for 61 years and were the parents of seven children. They lived in Grand River, Hartford and Indianola before moving to a farm near Milo 56 years ago.
Mr. Hembry was in the US Navy during World War II. He farmed as well as worked as a butcher at Iowa Pack and Indianola Locker until he retired in 1981. After he retired he enjoyed his family and fishing and gardening. Clifford was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Rosemount and a member of American Legion Post No. 263
Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers, three sisters and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hembry of Milo; five daughters, Theresa Ripperger and her husband, Harold Ripperger, of Greensburg, Ind., Mary Ford and her husband, Ralph Ford, of Theodosia, Mo., Ann Garner of Milo, Karen Jenkins of Forrest Grove, Ore., Phylis Runyon and her husband, Richard Runyon, of Chariton; two sons, William Hembry and his wife Kathy Hembry, of Olympia, Wash. and Douglas Hembry and his wife, Joan Hembry, of Milo; two brothers Homer Hembry of Leon and Jim Hembry of Lamoni, a sister, Lois Wilson of Salina, Kan.; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rosemount with the Rev. Martin Chevalier officiating. Music selections will be by the Holy Trinity Funeral Choir and Betty Coffman, organist.
Casket bearers were David Hembry, Richard Hembry, Jim Bucy, Martin Ripperger, Bryon Waters, Shawn Garner, Bret Runyon and Mackenzie Jenkins. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Rosemount.
Arrangements were by Mosher Funeral Homes.
EMMA BONITA PORTER
Emma Bonita “ Bonnie” Porter, the daughter of John Bain and Laura Belle Burchett Woodard, was born June 23, 1916, in Clarke County and died Nov. 6, 2001, at the USA Healthcare Facility in Urbandale. She was 85.
Mrs. Porter was raised and attended country school near Lacelle. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Lacelle as a child.
She married Roy L. Pierson in 1939 and the couple became the parents of two daughters, Bonnie Leigh and Betty Lou.
Mrs. Porter lived in Clarke County. She was a homemaker and a nurses aid at Leisure Manor and Clarke County Hospital in Osceola before she retired. As a wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver she gave love to all around her. She spent many hours playing with her grandchildren leaving them with memories of being loved and feeling special.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy L. Pierson and Donald Porter; her parents, two brothers, Fran and Verlin Woodard, two sisters, Leona M. Cochran and infant sister, Margaret.
She is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie Clark and her husband, Roger Clark, of Urbandale, Betty Ruble and her husband, Stan Ruble, of Urbandale; four grandchildren, Terri Pearson and her husband, Steve Pierson, of Newton, Bryan Clark, and Kevin Ruble and his wife, Darcy Ruble, of Wichita, Kan. and Kelly Ruble and his wife, Megan Ruble, of Clive; two great-grandchildren, Derek McLauglin of Newton and Ellie Ruble of Wichita; as well as other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Porter were Nov. 9 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Phil Coe of the First Christian Church officiated. Organist Pennie Gonseth accompanied Emil Rinderspacher as he sang Amazing Grace and Precious Memories.
Casket bearers were Larry Page, Jeff Page, Norman Little, David Gorsline, Steve Pearson, Bill Gonseth and Chuck Seelinger. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.