Forrest ‘Frosty’ Dean Richard
Forrest Dean Richard, known as Frosty, the first born son of Herman and Mable Ella Street Richard, was born Jan. 17, 1910, on a farm near Humeston and died Jan. 4, 2002, at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon. He was 91.
He married Ruth Anna Cook in 1933. The couple became the parents of three children, Glenys Jean, Donald Forrest and Dell Alan.
Mr. Richard started in the oil business with his father in 1930. The business later became known as Humeston Oil. When his father retired in 1945, his brother, Keith joined him in the business for nine years. In 1960, his son, Don, joined the company and it later became known as Richard Oil. Mr. Richard was a friendly, honest and fair businessman. His customers were treated with respect, as were his employees.
Through the years he financially assisted a lot of Humeston kids who had gone through some tough times. This attitude is also reflected in the scholarships given to Mormon Trail seniors who graduated in the last 25 years. He was loyal to Humeston, always insisting on shopping at home when it would support the local businesses and schools.
He never saw a sport he didn’t like. He missed very few Humeston High School or Mormon Trail athletic events before he was physically unable to attend. It was no secret that he was an Iowa Hawkeye and St. Louis Cardinal fan. His family grew up with games being broadcast on radio and later on television during the seasons.
He liked to remind people that Ronald Reagan visited in their home in 1934. Harry Caray and Jim Zabel seemed like family. He outlived his golfing buddies and then he, too, had to give up the game.
Mr. Richard was active in the American Legion, acting as service officer many years. He served as Maynard Coffey’s driver and companion when Mr. Coffey was state Commander of the American Legion in Iowa.
Mr. Richard was on the board of directors of the Independent Oil Jobbers (later Petroleum Marketers) and Citizens Bank.
He coached American Legion and Little League baseball. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Masons and the Humeston Christian United Methodist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Richard; a son-in-law, Charles S. Bittick; two brothers, Glenn Richard and wife Doris and Keith Richard and wife Marie and a brother-in-law, Don Bright.
Mr. Richard is survived by his wife, of 68 years, Ruth of Humeston; a daughter, Glenys Bittick Lynch and her husband, David Lynch, of West Des Moines; two sons, Don Richard and his wife, Sondra Richard, of Humeston and Dell Richard and his wife, Mary Richard, of Iowa City; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Erma Niday and her husband, Louis Niday, and Mildred Bright, all of Humeston; many relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were Jan. 8 at Humeston Christian United Methodist Church, the Rev. Joan White officiating. Vocalists were Ed Coffey, Stephen Paugh and Tom Watkins. Musical selections were He Grew the Tree and Hymn of Promise.
Casket bearers were Scott Bittick, John Richard, Alan Richard, Michael Richard, Craig Bittick and Andy Graham. Honorary Bearers were Courtney Bittick, Derek Bittick, Stephen Bittick, Joseph Bittick, Keiana Morgan. Interment was in the Humeston Cemetery. Arrangements were by Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home of Leon and Lamoni.
Memorials in Mr. Richard’s name may be given to the Humeston Christian United Methodist Church or Camp Courageous or the charity of your choice.
Roberta Nadine Stephenson, daughter of Edgar Byerly and Olive Michell Byerly, was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Clarke County and died Jan. 2, 2002, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She was 77.
She attended elementary school in Humeston and graduated from Osceola High School in 1942. She attended William Penn College and graduated with a teaching certificate in 1944. She received her bachelor of arts degree in education from Drake University.
She married Dale Stephenson in Osceola on June 3, 1947, and they became the parents of two daughters, Janet and Jean.
Mrs. Stephenson began teaching in 1944. She was a teacher at Lake Mills, Manilla and Leon but most of her teaching career was in Osceola. She retired from teaching in 1973. She opened Sally’s Hallmark in Osceola in 1979. She retired from there in 1990. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Osceola.
Mr. and Mrs.Stephenson treasured the many times they traveled together over the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dorothy Wilson and Leona Grau.
She is survived by her husband of Osceola; two daughters, Janet Kilkenny and her husband, K.C. Kilkenny and Jean Lewis and her husband, Steve Lewis, all of Osceola; a brother Olin Byerly and his wife Lucy Byerly, of Salem Ore.; a sister, Miriam Mitchell and her husband, Leonard Mitchell, of Henderson, Kan.; six grandchildren, Jodi Carson and her husband, Lonnie Carson, of Osceola, Lori Thomas and her husband, Peter Thomas, of Monroe, Tami Thomas and her husband, Chris Thomas, of Charleston, S.C., Chris Lewis of Sioux Center, Mandy Lewis of Minneapolis, Minn. and Angie Lewis of Osceola; five great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and a host of friends.
A memorial service was Jan. 4 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Bill Kerns of the Presbyterian Church in Lucas officiating. Organist Pennie Gonseth accompanied Emil Rinderspacher as he sang Sentimental Journey. Interment will be at a later date in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church in Lucas.
Newton ‘Newt’ Ellis Watkins
Newton “Newt” Ellis Watkins, son of Wood and Lena Brinkman Watkins, was born Jan. 18, 1910, in Bakersfield, Calif. and died Nov. 17, 1999, of a heart ailment at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. He was 89. A graveside memorial service officiated by Pastor Duane Lauer and burial of the cremains was Nov. 22 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola.
Ella Louise Harrell
Ella Louise Harrell, the daughter of Albert and Angela Mae Preston Libby was born in Winterset April 22, 1924, and died Dec. 31, 2002, of cancer at Mercy Medical Center. She was 78.
She received her education in the Madison County schools and married Clifford Eugene Harrell Jr., on June 10, 1944, at Winterset. The couple had two children, Angela and Terry.
The family lived in the Winterset area until 1959 when they moved to the Liberty community in Clarke County. She was employed by Robinsons for many years. She retired in the early 1970s.
Mrs. Harrell was a member of the Liberty Methodist Church and the Liberty Ladies Aid. She was talented in raising flowers and she enjoyed working in her garden. She also had enjoyable times with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Francis and Harold Libby and a sister, Mary Rynearson.
Mrs. Harrell is survived by her husband; daughter, Angela Putz and her husband, Eugene Putz, of Kirby, Ark.; son, Terry Harrell of Winterset; four grandchildren, Tammy Morton and her husband, Rupe Morton, of Indianola, Mike Putz and his wife, Penny Putz, of Glenwood, Ark., Erin Harrell and Briana Harrell of Winterset; six great-grandchildren, Bret and Chance Reid, Jacynda and Deric Putz and Charles and Jessica Morton; three sisters, Inez Harrell of Afton, Ruth Bush of Winterset and Betty Stephenson of Winterset, as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at the Kale Funeral Home. The Rev. Robb Bruns of Indianola officiated. Mike Putz, accompanied by Penny Putz, sang I’m Coming Home and One Day at a Time.
Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Voris, Dwight Clark, Steve Kimes, Kenneth Coffman, Bill Schnittker and Ed White. Honorary casket bears were Vern Putz, Leonard Camp, Wallace Tracy, Glen Kent and Earl Culver.
Kale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paul Douglas Jellard
Paul Douglas Jellard, the son of Alma and Douglas Jellard, was born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1945 and died June 11, 2002, at the age of 56 from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease known as Lou Gehring’s disease, which afflicts the neurological system.
A championship swimmer and excellent piano player, he was awarded an American Field Service scholarship to attend school for a year in Osceola where he lived with Ruth and Emil Rinderspacher.
After returning to New Zealand, he returned to Osceola twice in later years to visit the Rinderspachers.
In 1974 he opened a men’s clothing store in Sydney, Australia, called Five Way Fusion. The store sold imported men’s wear. In 1995 he began selling women’s wear. The store was immensely popular. Mr. Jellard traveled the world in quest of merchandise to please his clientele.
Traveling was a passion. He visited Thailand more than 120 times.
Tremors began to affect his hands in 1999. As the disease progressed he ultimately replaced cane with wheelchair. In 2001 he took his last buying trip to Milan.
The day before his death he was taken to the Bahai Temple where he spent 25 minutes in quiet contemplation. Mr. Jellard’s life was celebrated at a Buddhist ceremony. His ashes, by pre-arrangement, were flown first class to be scattered in a garden at The Peninsula Bangkok, a vineyard in New Zealand and in Paris.
He is survived by his father, Doug, and siblings Bruce, Ross and Keith.
Howard Ruble was born in Lucas County on Nov. 11, 1919, and died in Phoenix, Ariz. on Dec. 6, 2002.
His parents were farmers. Howard attended Pucker Brush school through the eighth grade after which he needed to work full time to help support the family during the Depression.
In September 1941 he married Delores Davenport. They moved to California when Mr. Ruble worked for Consolidated Aircraft before enlisting in the Army Aircorp in October 1942. He was a mechanic on B-25 bombers.
After the war, the couple moved to Woodburn where he started a mechanic business along with farming 80 acres. The couple had three children--twins Bill and Yael and Richard. Over the next 36 years they acquired and farmed more than 1,600 acres and raised registered Angus cattle. During this time he also was the head mechanic at the Ford dealership in Osceola. He served two terms as Clarke County supervisor from 1960 to 1966.
Delores died in November 1965. On Aug. 26, 1967 he married Aletha Gibson. She had two children, Phil and Bonnie.
After finishing his second term as supervisor, he continued farming and started making grandfather clocks as a hobby. In a short time he had a full fledged clock shop, two full time employees and a dry kiln. He and Aletha delivered clocks all over the United States. He also collected classic cars, and at one time he owned 30 vehicles and had his own dealership.
Mr. Ruble had his first heart attack in 1978 and he liquidated the clock shop and cars . The couple spent winters in Tempe, Ariz. and in 1980 they sold the farm and moved to Ahwatukee, Ariz. During his retirement he became active in the Old Time Fiddlers Association. He became president of the Arizona chapter. With his woodworking skills he built banjos and fiddles. He and Aletha traveled extensively in their motorhome, many times to music events.
Jerry Lee Smith
Jerry Lee Smith, son of Howard K. and Ellen O. Chumbly Smith, was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Osceola, and died Dec. 18, 2002, at his home in Plainfield, Ill. He was 60.
He graduated from Osceola High School in 1960 and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He lived in Chicago from 1962 until 1999. He retired last July from Randy’s Market in Orland Park, Ill. after 40 years in the grocery business.
He was a member of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Church in Plainfield. He was an avid golfer and collector of Charles Dickens Village Homes and Buildings.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Merle, Melvin, Ike, Darwin; and sisters Eunice DeVore and Ramona Claypool.
He is survived his wife, Ginny Smith; sons, Jerry Smith and his wife, Christine; Daniel Smith and his wife Laura, and a daughter, Peggy Smith; grandchildren, Victoria and Sabrina Smith, all of Plainfield; sisters, Fern Van Daele of Twin Lakes, Wis., Shirley Schroeder of St. Louis, Mo., Roxanne Schultz of Yuma, Ariz. and Sandra Perry of Lacona; brothers, Clifford Smith of Westmont, Ill, Ward Smith of Duncomb.
Funeral services were Dec. 21 at Overman-Jones Funeral Home in Plainfield with interment at Plainfield Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 335 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, Ill. 60435.
Marvin Leroy Loomis
Marvin Leroy Loomis, son of Loren and Marvel Hensen Loomis, was born May 3, 1946, in New Virginia and died Oct. 27, 1999, at his home in Trinity, Texas. He was 53. Memorial services were Nov. 23, the Rev. Skip Rushing of New Virginia officiating. Honorary bearers were Robert Hagan, Todd Hagan, Jay Jorgensen, Robert Morrison, Alan Ranker, Keith Wickett and Roger Ranker. Interment of the cremains was in New Virginia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to New Virginia Fire and Rescue.
Marney L. Allen
A memorial service for Marney L. Allen was held Nov. 11, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church in Beaverton, Ore. He was 80. Memorials may be to the permanent endowment fund of the First United Methodist Church in Beaverton.
Lois Mc Allister
Lois Virginia McAllister, daughter of Arthur M. and Maude Elizabeth Propst Neveln, was born July 22, 1926, in New Virginia and died Nov. 16, 1999, at her daughter’s home in Pleasant Valley, Mo. She was 73. Funeral services were Nov. 20, the Rev. Neville Clayton officiating. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Iva ‘Pearl’ Mc Harg
Iva Pearl McHarg, daughter of Walter and Jessie Downey Barnes, was born June 7, 1911, in Lorimor and died Nov. 18, 1999, of heart failure at the Osceola Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 88. Funeral services were Nov. 20, the Rev. Bill Kerns officiating. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola. Memorials may be made to the Osceola Girl Scouts.
Christopher George Axiotis, son of Penny Howell and Randy Axiotis, was born Jan. 24, 1983, in Mason City and died Nov. 16, 1999, in Osceola. He was 16. Funeral services were Nov. 19 in Mason City, the Rev. Bill Poland of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation followed the service. Memorials may be made to the Chris Axiotis Memorial Fund.
Florence M. Searl
Florence M. Searl, daughter of Jesse and Odess Deeder Palmer, was born Jan. 18, 1908, in Monango, N.D. and died Nov. 17, 1999, of a heart ailment at Care Center South in Winterset. She was 91. Funeral services were Nov. 22 at Collins Funeral Home in Winterset, Pastor John Shaull officiating. Interment was in Barney Cemetery in Madison County.
Harry ‘Junior’ Wilson
Harry Wilson Jr., son of Harris Ervin and Minnie Rose Fry Wilson, was born Jan. 12, 1927, in rural Grand River and died Nov. 19, 1999, at his home in rural Grand River. He was 72. Funeral services were Nov. 22 in Leon, the Rev. Terry Roberts officiating. Interment was in Munyon Cemetery near Grand River.
Esther Eddy Stansell
Esther Elizabeth Eddy Stansell, daughter of James Wilson Eddy and Nellie Ann Critchfield Eddy, was born Dec. 19, 1908, in Osceola and died Nov. 18, 1999, at Broadlawn’s Hospital in Des Moines. She was 90Graveside services were Nov. 24 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola, the Rev. Neville Clayton officiating.
Funeral services were March 6 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola for Marda L. Murphy, 75, of St. Charles who died Feb. 29 in Apache Junction, Ariz. Interment was in the St. Charles Cemetery.
HELEN IRENE HARSH
Helen Irene Harsh, daughter of John Oren Wikle and Nellie Goode Wikle Burt, was born Dec. 25, 1905, in Milo and died March 2, 2000, in Osceola. She was 94.
Funeral services were March 4 at Osceola, the Rev. Neville Clayton officiating. Interment was in the New Virginia Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in Mrs. Harsh’s name to the Osceola Public Library.
Memorial services were held March 6 at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel for Joshua Mark O’Leary, 19, of Adel who died there March 3. Burial of the cremains will be in Spruce Hill Cemetery in Alexandria, Minn.
JESSE THOMAS BURGUS
Jesse Thomas Burgus, son of Charles and Grace Turner Burgus, was born May 8, 1917, at his parents’ home in Madison Township in Clarke County and died March 4, 2000, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. He was 82.
Memorial services were March 7 at Osceola, Pastor Marty Burgus officiating.
Interment of the cremains was in Murray Cemetery. Military rites were by William-Lochrie Post No. 405 American Legion Murray.
ADA BERNIECE PHILLIPS
Ada Berniece Phillips, daughter of William Alexander and Mary Ethel Travis Sawhill, was born Oct. 14, 1907, in Madison County and died June 15, 2000, of congestive heart failure at Winterset Care Center South. She was 92.
Funeral services were June 19 at the Truro United Methodist Church, Pastor Dennis Shepherd officiating.
Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Madison County. Memorials may be made to the Truro United Methodist Church for Sunday School education.
MARY EVELYN HEIN
Mary Evelyn Hein, daughter of Louie Raymond and Fairy Adel Ramsey Simmerman, was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Knox Township in Clarke County and died June 19, 2000, at Osceola Nursing and Rehab Center in Osceola. She was 83.
Funeral services were June 22 at Osceola, Pastor J.R. Wheeler of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osceola officiating.
Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola.
DARRELL DEAN DAVIS
Darrell Dean Davis, son of Loren and Viola Heston Davis, was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Woodburn and died of cancer June 15, 2000, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 67.
Funeral services were June 19 at Osceola, the Rev. Carla Hillyer of the Woodburn Christian Church officiating.
Interment was in Woodburn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Woodburn Christian Church or the Herndon-Oehlert Post No. 157 of the American Legion in Woodburn.
ALICE LA VERNE RANSOM
Alice LaVerne Ransom, daughter of Murry and Emma Viola Wallis Davis, was born Oct. 11, 1912, in Warren County and died Oct. 18, 2000, in Osceola Nursing and Rehab. She was 88.
Funeral services were Oct. 23 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Homer Ford of the First Baptist Church in Indianola officiating. Interment was in the Woodburn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Osceola Nursing and Rehab Center.
GARY LEE ROBERTS
Gary Lee Roberts, son of John and Mamie Moxley Roberts, was born Nov. 16, 1943, in Garden Grove and died Oct. 18, 2000, at his home in Wellington, Kan. He was 56.
Funeral services were Oct. 21 at the First Assembly of God Church in Wellington, Pastor Charles Taff officiating. Interment was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.
A memorial has been established in Mr. Roberts’ name with the First Assembly of God Church, 326 West Botkin, Wellington, Kansas 67152.
M. ELLEN FAGEN EDWARDS
M. Ellen Fagen Edwards, daughter of Albert C. and Nina M. Fagen, was born Feb. 9, 1932, near Dawson and died Oct. 7, 2000, in an Evergreen, Colo. hospital. She was 68.
No memorials or services are planned. Her ashes will be placed in the areas she loved the most.
AUDREY MARIE DILLINGER
Audrey Marie Dillinger, daughter of Jeffrey Dean and Loretta Lynn Lawrence Dillinger, was stillborn, Oct. 18, 2000, at Des Moines General Hospital.
Funeral services were Oct. 21 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Pastor Dennis Shepherd of Truro officiating.
Interment was in the Peru Cemetery.
MARY K. ALLEN
Mary K. Allen, daughter of Harley B. and Elizabeth Marie Horton Martin, was born Oct. 5, 1914, in Osceola and died Oct. 18, 2000, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. She was 86.
Memorial services were Oct. 21 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Bill Kerns of the Presbyterian Church in Lucas officiating.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Development Dept., 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Miami, Florida 33136-1494.
Roger Raymond Haltom
Roger Raymond Haltom, son of Raymond Haltom and Daleth Weaklend Haltom, was born Feb. 21, 1937, in the Jay Community of Clarke County and died of cancer Oct. 23, 2000, in Arlington. He was 63.
Funeral services for Mr. Haltom were held Oct. 26 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Phil Coe officiating. Interment was in Bethel Chapel Cemetery in Clarke County.
ELI ‘JACK’ BEASLEY
Eli “Jack” Beasley, son of Ed and Minnie M. Scholl Beasley, was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Clarke County and died Nov. 23, 2000, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 71.
Funeral services were Nov. 26 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola,the Rev. Dorsey Derrick of Creston officiating. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery with military graveside services by David Pence Post #69 American Legion in Osceola.
CECIL EDWARD LEEPS JR.
Cecil Edward Leeps Jr., son of Cecil Edward and Oma Arnold Leeps, was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Osceola and died Nov. 16, 2000, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 69.
His body was cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Helen Orfield, daughter of Clinton Augustus and Nora Belle Guthrie Young, was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Thayer and died Nov. 25, 2000, at Osceola Nursing and Rehab. She was 77.
Services were Nov. 27 at the United Methodist Church in Murray, the Rev. John Tunnicliff officiating. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Murray.
W. ELAINE SMITH
Wilma Elaine Smith, the fifth of 13 children and oldest daughter of James Alexander and Winifred Stubbs Wright, was born July 7, 1913, in Warren Township in Lucas County and died Nov. 20, 2000, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was 87.
Funeral services for Mrs. Smith were Nov. 22 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Don Wright of Creston officiating. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola.
ELMER EDWARD WHITE
Elmer Edward White, son of Otto and Mary Minerva Clark White, was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Madison County and died of cancer Nov. 17, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 78.
Funeral services were Nov. 21 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home in Altoona, the Rev. Ron Hall officiating. Toby and Jane Stalter sang In the Garden, Blessed Assurance and Lord You Have Come to the Lakeshore.
Memorials may be made to the Capital Heights United Methodist Church in Des Moines.
Robert C. Caylor
Robert C. Caylor, son of Claude and Myrtle Plunket Caylor, was born Sept. 27, 1921, in Antler, Okla. and died of cancer Feb. 25, 2001, at his home in Osceola. He was 79.
Mr. Caylor lived the majority of his life in California. He worked for 20 years as a merchant seaman and as a fireman/water tender in the engine room. He lived in Lone Pine, Calif. for about 15 years. He married Wilma Lou Wigant on Jan. 14, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev. and they moved to Osceola on Sept. 14, 2000.
Mr. Caylor loved to travel and fish. When he lived in Lone Pine, he enjoyed providing assistance to many of the elderly people in the community. He would go to the grocery store, take them to doctors appointments and run any errands they needed. He would make sure people would have meals on time and things were ok in the evening. He found enjoyment helping where he could.
He was peceded in death by his parents; a brother, Vic Caylor and two sisters, Jewel Bruce and Ruth Baker.
Mr. Caylor is survived by his wife, Wilma Caylor of Osceola; two sons, Larry Caylor and his wife, Jo Caylor of Osceola and Robert M. Caylor and his wife, Nancy Caylor of Des Moines; two grandchildren, Sarah Caylor of Portland, Ore. and Thad Caylor and his wife, Connie Caylor, of Des Moines; a great-grandson, Carson Caylor; a sister Alma Franklin of Canyon Country, Calif. as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Caylor are at 2 p.m.today (Thursday) at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, the Rev. Bill Kerns of Lucas officiating. Organist is Pennie Gonseth and music selections are Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art.
Casket bearers are Duane Deemer, Chad Pashek, Doug Downard, Walt Sutton, Dave McGahuey and Scott Sutton. Interment is in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.
Wayne D. Seams
Wayne Delmar Seams, the son of Mont and Ethel Seams, was born Feb. 26, 1919, at Swan and died of pneumonia Feb. 25, 2001, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo. He was 81.
Mr. Seams spent most of his life in the Truro and St. Charles area. He attended Truro Consolidated School and graduated from high school there in 1939. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a combat infantryman.He was awarded numerous medals and citations. After the War, Wayne worked for Solar Aircraft and the U.S. Forest Service for many years.
He was a longtime member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Seams moved to Missouri 13 years ago to be with his son and family. Before his health failed he enjoyed racing and taking care of his garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Dennis Wayne.
Mr. Seams is survived by his son, Rick Seams and his wife, Karen Seams, of Lebanon, Mo.; two grandchildren, Tim Seams and his wife, Lisa Seams, of St. James, Mo. and Heather Summers and her husband, Doug Summers, of Rogersville, Mo. three great-grandchildren, Laufton Summers, Lindsay and Gunnar Seams; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Seams are at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at Kale Funeral Home in Truro, the Rev. Duane Churchman officiating. Organist Pennie Gonseth will accompany soloist Rhonda Lowry as she sings Peace In the Valley and Just a Closer Walk With Thee.
Casket bearers are Dale Lytton, Marret Edwards, Lee Parker, Rick Seams and Doug Summers and Don Eckleberry. Interment is in the St. Charles Cemetery at St. Charles.
Theron ‘Dutch’ Shultice
Services were Saturday at Woodland Hills Church near Runnells for Theron “Dutch” Shultice, 96, of St. George, Utah, who died of a stroke Feb. 18, 2001, at Red Cliffs Regional Care Center there. Burial was in Powers-Warren Cemetery near Runnells.
Mr. Shultice was born in Altoona and lived there many years before moving to California in the early 1980s. He moved to St. George four years ago. He was a farmer and had worked for Ford Motor Company in Des Moines and a sweet corn canning company in Altoona before retiring. He enjoyed square dancing and playing the harmonica.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; two sons Lanny Shultice of Des Moines and Gary Shultice of Van Wert; a daughter, Susan Furland of Runnells; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. four stepsons, Elliot Joycelyn of Hurricane, Utah, Raymond Jocelyn of Huntington Beach, Calf., George Joycelyn of Rowland Heights, Calif. and Donald Jocelyn of Oahu, Hawaii; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Jean Whiteside of St. George; and a sister, Mary Morgan of Southgate, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodland Hills Church of Christ, Runnells.